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Vol.8 NO.1 



AUGUST 11, 1944 

Published every three weeks for employees and friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

Under the Editorial Direction of William Wagner 

and Keith Monroe 

Editor Frances Stoflef 

Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson, Lynn Foymon 

Frank Martin, Cai OXallohan 

Staff Cartoonist George Duncan 

Special Features Page 

Ryan's Boy Engineers 

— inside story of a unique experiment 1 

Women Artists Are Different! 

— beautiful girls eaii be cra^y 4 

Play Ping Pong for Pep 

— lunchtimc fun outdoors 6 

Don Miles, Foreman 

— /(c^l.' liead man in Maeliine Sliof 7 

Santa Clous in July 

— JJ'ar Bonds for ideas 8 

Contract Administration 

—K-I-R-K spells Scrviee 9 

Slim's Pickin's 23 

Sports 26 

What's Cookin? 31 

Ryan Trading Post 32 

Departmental News 

Accounting Notes by Mary Frances 17 

Bonus Colculotions by Dortha Dunston 17 

Cafeteria Notes by Potsun Pan:: 23 

Digs from Jigs by Art and Pete 30 

Dispatching the News 6.v Dawes and Shaffer 20 

Drop Hammer 2nd Shift by No::::lc-Rack 21 

Inspection Notes by Dorothy Trudersheini 21 

Machine Shop fev Dorothy Wheeler 20 

Manifold Dispatching 6_v Ben Smith 14 

News and Flashes by Earl Vaughan 24 

Notes from Dawn Workers by Ralph Ceist 16 

Pings and Purrs from Power Plant by Idle Cutoff 15 

Puddia Pushers on the Swing by Doris Williksei: 19 

Sheet Metal Shorts by Marge and Ernie 13, 30 

Ship Tide by Leigh MaeDonald 22 

Stacks 'n' Stuff by Manny Fohlde 19 

Stress Report by Virginia Pi.rley 24 

Tool-In Specks by Kay 15 

Tool Rumors by Brae and Kay 17 

Wind Tunnel 13 

Whispers from Final Swingsters by U and Me 19 

Copy Deadline for next- issue is August 21st 

Ryan^s Boy Engineers 


Bob Gunter was getting desperate. 

As head of the Change Group in Ryan's Engineer- 
ing department, it was his job to see that changes in 
engineering blueprints kept up with changes in de- 
sign. But the changes were coming too fast. 

"Our group is falling farther behind every day," 
he told his assistant, Carlisle Harley. "E.O.'s are 
coming in by the bushel basketful. We're making 
blueprint changes as fast as orders pour in, but we 
can't get the revised blueprints checked fast enough. 
Do you realize we have a backlog of more than a 
hundred drawings waiting to be checked?" 

Harley nodded gloomily. "A good checker con 
overage six or eight drawings a day. We usually 
have only three men assigned to checking. I don't 

see how we can spare more. Nobody likes to check, 
anyhow, because it's the most nerve-racking work 
in the department. Bob, we're in a tough spot." 

Gunter rubbed his chin and looked out over the 
long tiers of draftsmen bent at their boards. "How 
about these high school kids who are working here 
during summer vacation? Maybe we can figure some 
way to use them in breaking this log jam. They've 
got more pep than most of us older guys." 

"I think I feel a brainstorm coming on," Harley 
said. "Let me think this over tonight. Maybe I'll 
have suggestion in the morning." 

The next day he laid a radical new plan before 
Gunter. He suggested dividing up the high school 
boys into teams of three, with an adult draftsman as- 

Ryan's schoolboy draffsmen ore instructed to study a problem carefully before drawing a line. Shown here examining a tricky 
blueprint are (left to right) Fred Maple, Lawrence Anderson, John Bryont, Lloyd Board. 

signed to each team as an adviser. The adviser would 
check the drawings of the boys in his team. 

"Think what a load this will take off the regular 
checkers," Harley said. "When a stack of drawings 
come in cold, without the draftsmen there to explain 
them, the checker can't see whether a drawing is right 
until he's analyzed the whole problem. But this way, 
each adviser will be a part-time checker, and he won't 
have to study a drawing at all in order to check it. 
The kid who has just finished the drawing will be at his 
elbow to explain it. Besides, the boy will have been 
peppering his adviser with questions while making the 
drawing, so the problem involved will be fresh in the 
minds of both of them. They should be able to whiz 
through the checking in a hurry." 

"Brother, you've got something," Gunter agreed. 
We'll not only be able to speed up checking, but we'll 
also be able to give more help to our so-called boy en- 
gineers. All they need is close supervision and they'll 
go to town." 

So Harley's plan was put into effect. Two weeks 
later the entire mound of unchecked drawings had 
vanished, and the Change Group was up to date. 

The regular checkers had been able to clean up the 
backlog while the schoolboys and their advisers were 
working together to get day-by-day changes drawn 
and checked at a galloping pace. 

This little drama, which occurred late in July, was 
the payoff on a lot of hard work Gunter and Harley 
have been putting in all summer with a group of teen- 
age boys from San Diego high schools. They've coach- 
ed them, prodded them, slapped their ears down when 
they got cocky, pulled in the reins when they wanted 

to go too fast. The patience and close attention of 
these Change Group men paid dividends in the end, 
but there were times when Gunter and Harley almost 

"Some of the kids were friendly and scatter-brained 
as puppies when they first started," Gunter recalls. 
"They talked to everybody. They dashed over to the 
window whenever they heard a plane taking off. They 
asked a million questions — and they could hove 
answered half the questions themselves if they'd taken 
ten seconds to think." 

A few of the boys were downright unruly in the 
beginning. They'd gather around for a bull session 
about football or dance music, and half an hour might 
slip by without anything accomplished. They'd throw 
spitballs or write each other notes. Some of them even 
went so far as to start a game of tag among the 
Engineering desks one day. 

Finally after the boys had been at Ryan about a 
week, Gunter and Harley called them all aside for a 
special meeting. In friendly but firm language, they 
read the riot act. "Most of you fellows are good 
workers, but a few of you are stirring up mischief in 
the whole gang," they declared. "You've turned out 
good drawings but you've also caused trouble. From 
now on let's see you concentrate on your work and quit 
disturbing the rest of the department. Or else." 

Such plain talk proved to be just what the doctor 
ordered. The boys buckled down to work with a will, 
and began turning out drawings at a speed that 
startled the old-timers. From then on Harley's main 
problem was to keep them from driving ahead too fast. 

— 2 — 

The story of another Ryan experiment in 
manpower utilization that paid dividends 

"Remember that accuracy counts most, not speed," 
Harley kept telling them. "Never draw a line until 
you figure out exactly what your problem is — I don't 
core if you have to sit and look at it for a half day 
first. Make your drawings right the first time." 

With the vacation season drawing toward its close, 
Ryan's Engineering department is highly pleased with 
the results of its summer experiment. The high 
school youngsters have helped the department pile 
out an unusually large volume of work. They are 
usually among the earliest arrivals in Engineering each 
morning, and their attendance record has been ex- 
ceptionally good. Some of them have turned in such 
high-quality work in the Change Group (where they 
all started) that they have been moved on to other 
groups. Donald Danner is now in the Equipment 
Group; Arthur Heath and Frank Lopez have been sent 
to Template Reproduction. Another of the boys, David 
Stegmuller, started in the factory's Sheet Metal de- 
partment, and had been there only a short time when 
he submitted a shop suggestion (a channel guide for 
hand shears) which won him a silver award. Since 
he had had mechanical drawing at high school, the 
company was glad to let him transfer to Engineering 
when he asked to do so. 

Ryan executives give these youngsters credit for 
level-headedness in making some difficult psychologi- 
col adjustments. "They're settled down to the six- 

day week of war industry without a backward glance 
at the short hours of high school," says Robert Codding, 
director of Engineering personnel. "And they've 
stayed sensible about money, in spite of taking home 
bigger pay checks than we adults ever heard of at 
their age . . . Remember when you got your first job? 
How long did it take before you were earning $35 a 
week? Or $40? Most likely your first job paid you a 
dollar or two a week when you were in high school. But 
these youngsters have jumped into man's work at 
mon's wages without the usual time-consuming and 
low-paying preliminaries. Today Junior at 16 may 
have an earning power the like of which Dad hadn't 
oVtained until he had a home and wife to support. 
Yet Junior probably has no financial responsibilities at 
all — except to file an income tax return. 

"You couldn't exactly blame these kids if their 
heads began to swell, and they started spending money 
like playboy millionaires, or telling Dad where he mode 
his mistakes. But these boys have both feet on the 
ground. Practically every one of them is saving all 
the money he earns, except for enough to pay for his 
lunches and buying a few clothes. And there's no 
trace of cockiness in them — because these youngsters 
are wise enough to realize that they're merely reaping 
the benefits of manpower shortages and boom-time 
wages. They're hard-working, intelligent, nice- man- 
nered boys. My hot is off to them." 

They look eager and full of drive — and they are. Left to right, front row: Lloyd Board, Robert Hoyt, Fred Maple, Claude Wood, 
Robert Bennett. Second row: Arthur Riffel, David Stegmuller, Lawrence Anderson, William Vulliet, John Bryant, Ernest Ohisen. 

— 3- 

^^omen cj^rtists oAre Q)ijferent! 

Consider the plight of Joe Thein, a man surrounded 
by girls. The girls ore artistic and gay, and they love 
to tease him. Yet Joe not only has to keep his mind 
on his own work, but also boss the girls. 

He is head of the engineering illustration group at 
the Ryan Aeronautical Company, and the girls com- 
prise a large majority of his group. Which makes his 
life interesting and active — somewhat like living in a 
cement mixer, he says. 

An engineering illustration is a blueprint converted 
into a drawing, with correct proportions and three- 
dimensional perspective. These drawings are pre- 
pared for the purpose of making it possible for factory 
workers to understand the parts they are making, 
since many cannot read blueprints. To make such 
drawings requires not only an understanding of en- 
gineering drawings, but also con- 
siderable artistic talent. Conse- 
quently, as the company's work Py KEITH 
expanded under the pressure of 

war, Ryan has recruited qualified girls from several 
art schools — and Joe Thein's group, which used to be 
entirely staffed by men, is now two-thirds women. 

Factory people have always suspected that artists 
were slightly mad. And aircraft men have never felt 
entirely at ease with women around the plant. So, 
when a gang of women artists are turned loose in an 
aircraft factory, the potential result is likely to make 
older executives turn pale. 

During lunch periods Thein's girls decorate the walls 
with unflattering but expert drawings of him. They 
write satirical poetry about him. They play jokes, 
wisecrack incessantly, and devise bizarre practical 
jokes. Joe takes this noon-hour bedevilment in stride 
(he is a trained artist himself, so he understands the 
artistic temperament) and somehow contrives to keep 
his high-spirited team function- 
ing at top efficiency, in spite of 
MONROE °" fhe giggling and thrashing 

around, every job turned over to 

the illustration group is completed on time. 

"The job of drawing all the fine detail of 
an intricate piece of machinery is tricky 
enough to get an artist wound up like a time 
bomb," Thein soys. "The girls need to blow 
off steam occasionally, and I let them. That 
way, they find it easier to bear down when 
the pressure is on. Whenever a heavy job 
comes along, the office gets as quiet as a 
nunnery, and everybody works at top speed. 
We've never done any overtime work, and 
we never will if I can ovoid it. Why? Well, 
we'd be a prize bunch of heels, wouldn't we, 
if we let the company pay us overtime wages 
just because we couldn't get our chores 
finished in regular working hours? If the 
girls want to clown a little, that's okay — 
but they know their day's work has to be 
done by 4:30 on the dot." 

In spite of the large volume of illustra- 
tions they turn out, the girls do manage to 
produce a bewildering assortment of pranks. 
Fake blobs of ink on important drawings; 
bogus sandwiches, exploding cigars and other 
standard April Fool paraphernalia are routine 
noon-day equipment in this office. More 
original bits of whimsy constantly turn up, 
too. One of the department's luckless young 
men, who had been keeping a water bottle 
at his desk in order to avoid frequent trips 
to the water cooler, was dismayed at lunch 
one day to find a live snail in the bottle. 
"There were algae in it," blandly explained 
Mary Lea Davis, the perpetrator. "The snail 
will clean your water by eating the algae." 

Sometimes one of the men con turn the 
laugh on the girls. Jean Holmes once took 

great pains to construct a convincing-look- 
ing stick of chewing gum from cardboard, 
scotch tope, and powder. She inserted it 
lovingly into a Wrigley wrapper, and later 
offered it to Junius Bethke, an unsuspecting 
male. He accepted, but instead of dis- 
gorging the "gum" when he tasted it, he 
chewed with gusto for twenty minutes while 
Miss Holmes watched dazedly and the rest 
of the group snickered at her. 

The blithe spirit of the inmates has caused 
many changes in the appearance of the 
illustration office. An elaborate pulley de- 
vice, somewhat similar to those Rube Gold- 
berg created, is used to open and close the 
door from any port of the office. The top 
drawer of the office filing cose is labeled 
"Things," while the second is "Stuff," and 
the lowest is helpfully labeled "Bottom." 
One of the walls is adorned with a 
large Beer Chart which shows the number 
of beers each member owes the group. 
Violations of discipline such as late arrival 
or too many trips to the powder room cause 
the offender to be assessed one beer. When 
the total assessments grow large enough the 
group plans to hold a picnic. 

The feminine members of the illustration 
group are aware that their spare-time habits 
aren't altogether orthodox, but this knowl- 
edge does not disturb them. "We turn out 
the work, don't we?" they soy. "And even 
if we do make Joe's life sort of turbulent, 
we never let him down. So why should we 
be grim and sedate? In our own way we're 
living up to the company motto: 'Keep 
Ryan a Better Place to Work.' " 

One of Ryan's hardest-working departments 
is mildly mad in its spare time. Joe Thein's 
beautiful girls get gaga between assignments. 

Those people you've seen floiling their arms, skip- 
ping from side to side, uttering shrill yips and gen- 
erally having themselves a big time during lunch 
period are Ryan's ping-pong devotees. They're taking 
advantage of our newly installed ping-pong facilities 
n the Cafeteria Plaza. 

G. E. Barton and Eddie Molloy try 
out the tables just to make sure 
they work. Eddie is obviously one 
of Ryan's most relaxed ping-pong 

The new paddles, tables and balls were officially 
launched on the first day by vice-president Eddie 
Molloy and factory manager G. E. Barton. Also in 
there pitching were Art Coltrain, assistant to the fac- 
tory manager, and Roy Cunningham, production con- 
trol superintendent. They all had a good time 
(although reliable sources declare that some partici- 
pants appeared to deteriorate visibly during the 
proceedings) . 

The new facilities were made available through 
the Employee Service Department. If you feel 

A general view of proceedings. 
Handsome gent in right foreground 
is Fire Chief Dan Driscoll. Head of 
hair in left foreground belongs to 
editor Frances Statler. 

that urge to start slapping the little white ball around, 
just see fire chief Dan Driscoll or his assistant, 
Harvey Noll. They'll be glad to sign you up for a 
paddle and ball. F. P. Beare, likewise of the Fire 
Department, will handle distribution on the second 

In order to give everybody a chance, paddles and 
balls should be returned promptly to the Fire Depart- 
ment clerk in charge. And whatever you do, don't 
get so fascinated with the game that you linger after 
the whistle blows! A word to the wise is worth two in 
the bush, we always say. 

Art Coltrain and Roy Cunninghom 
really put their hearts into the 
gome. Roy is said to be one of the 
company's most demoniac ping-pong 

6 — 

He looks like a poet 
but works like a Fiend. 

Take a look at any group of Ryan fore- 
men and try to figure what the "typical 
foreman's face" would be. What do our 
foremen have in common in the way of 

The answer is — nothing. Anybody who 
thinks he can pick out Ryan foremen by 
their faces just hasn't seen many foremen. 
Some have thin faces, some have chubby 
ones. Some look dreamy, some dynamic. 
Some are good-looking enough to be movie 
heroes — Frenchy Foushee, for example, or 
Roy Ryan. Others, such as Ed Carson and 
Clarence Harper, might be token for school 
teachers. Carl Palmer looks like a sales- 
man. Erich Faulwetter would pass for an 
athletic coach. Clarence Hunt, who was 
foreman of Machine Shop until he left to 
open a shop of his own this summer, looked 
like an accountant. 

Don Miles, who recently replaced Hunt 
and is the subject of this month's essay, has 
the appearance of a poet. Warm dark 
eyes, wavy hair, a sensitive-looking mouth 
— everything in his face seems to add up 
to a Byron or Shelley. Which just goes to 
prove once more that you can't tell by ap- 
pearance — because Don Miles is actually a 
fast-moving, two-fisted worker who has been 
poking his head into the innards of ma- 
chinery since he was old enough to crawl. 
If the only way he could save his life was 
to write a poem, he'd probably cur! up and 
wait for the undertaker. 

Don's life story, far from being the tale 
of talented artist, is really the story of one 
of those typical American kids who fought 
their way up the ladder by getting jobs 
after school and on Saturdays — who paid for 
a higher education by working while they 
studied — who moved up from one job to a 
better one because they were steady and 
energetic and kept their mind on their 

He was born in 1916 in the little town 
of Lamar, at the southeastern corner of 
Colorado. His father was an interior deco- 
rator — which may account, after all, for 
that artistic face of Don's. But Don showed 
no leanings toward decoration. He was al- 
ways interested mainly in taking things 
opart to see why they ticked; in building 
things and tearing them down and rebuild- 
ing them better. 

Whenever he got on extra dollar he spent 
it on solder or nails or a new tool. In fact, 
his requirements for material put such a 
strain on his allowance that from the age 
of eight he was out rustling for extra money. 
He began by selling papers on a street cor- 
ner after school. At ten he graduated to a 
newspaper delivery route. At sixteen he 
got a job that he really enjoyed — as errand 
boy and miscellaneous flunky in a garage. 

He worked there, after school and on 
week-ends and during vocations, all through 
his high school years. He swept floors, 

changed tires and gradually edged into more 
important assignments. 

"I wouldn't trade that experience for 
anything," Don says. "Maybe it made me 
miss a lot of things as a youngster. Sure, 
I lost out on sports in high school, and on 
lots of social activities. But I was one of 

mnchinE Shop Fareman 

the few kids in town who had money. And 
I learned things about machinery that I've 
been using ever since." 

One of his favorite pursuits was buying 
old cars from the junk yard, rebuilding them, 
driving them until they wore out, then drag- 
ging them back to the junk heap. His back 
yard was always cluttered with ancient 
automobiles and parts thereof. 

Even earlier, at the age of twelve or there- 
abouts, Don got interested in airplanes to 
the point of trying to build a combination 
airplane and automobile. He hod a coaster 
wagon to which he attached a propeller 
whittled from an applewood stump. The 
propeller was powered by a Smith motor 
wheel, but for technical reasons the wagon 
never gained any acceleration. It probably 
would hove eventually, if Don had been al- 
lowed to continue tinkering with it. But 
when his father set eyes on the menacing- 
looking contrivance, he decreed a perma- 

nent stoppage of work on the project, and 
Don turned to other affairs. 

In school he attained recognition as the 
school's leading expert on electrical matters. 
He was electrician and sound effects man 
on all school plays, and ran the motion pic- 
ture projector. Aside from this, his extra- 
curricular activities were at a minimum. 
Although, as one of the school's better- 
heeled young men, he could have had dotes 
with many girls, he concentrated on one, 
whom he was later to marry. 

When Don finished high school he de- 
cided that he needed more education. It 
wasn't bookish knowledge that he wanted, 
however, but expert training in a machinist's 
trade. Since the U. S. Navy taught its men 
a trade while they served, the most sensible 
and economical way to get his education 
seemed to be to join the Navy. Which is 
what Don did, at 19. 

(Continued on page 27) 

7 — 


S. C. Wayte, left, hydropress man, gets 
o $50 War Bond because Ryan found 
his suggestion for hydropress carriage 
pins a real money-saver. 

Santa Claus 
In July! 



E. L. Williams of Inspection, center, shows Patent 
chief Doug Jones, left, and Chief Inspector George 
Dew, right, his capping device for ball and socket 
assemblies. Ryan gave him $100 bond in ap- 
preciation last month. 


Fred Hill, in first picture below, 
got $25 bond for vise clamps 
he suggested. 

Bond for Glenn Humphrey, 
lower left corner, who devised 
trimming tool. Patent chief 
Jones made awards. 

Harold Ingle, right, was given 
$100 bond last month for a 
Shop Suggestion. So was James 
Lassetter, Modeling, who has 
since left the company. 


George Sherman, right, 
also gets big bond for 
suggestion. Fron k I i n 
Dixon, not shown, won 
$50 bond for another 

Lower right corner, Wil- 
ard Harpster gets bond 
from Doug Jones for 
suggesting replaceable 
guides for router pilots. 

/ ' \ 

\ I 




\ 1 




y \ 

Went to George Brooks, 

drophommer, below. All 
, usable Shop Sugges- 
' tions are evaluated by 

Ryan for possible Bond 



7Sie Sta^ 0^ 

Concluding a series of articles on the 
Contract Administration Department 

Contract Administration 

To finish our survey of the Contract Ad- 
ministration Department, let's take a quick 
look at two fellows called Kirk, who both 
spend a lot of time remonstrating with other 
Ryan supervisors. 

Kirk Sellew, head of Automotive Ser- 
vice, and Wendell V. "Kirk" Kirkpotrick, 
head of Office Service, are both attached 
more or less loosely to the chariot of Walter 
Locke, heed of the Contract Administration 
department. Kirk Sellew remonstrates with 
Ryan men who want company cars all to 
themselves for business trips to Los Angeles. 
"Kirk" Kirkpotrick remonstrates with Ryan 
men who want lots of new desks, telephones, 
typewriters or paper clips. 

Just why these two divisions happen to be 
placed under Contract Administration may 
be a mystery to the uninitiated — although 
veteran Ryanites who watched Walt Locke 
patiently nurse them from infancy know that 
they grew up from the days when Walt was 
virtually office manager for the whole Ryan 
plant. Office Service does perform certain 
chores which expedite contract work — such 
as obtaining government bills of lading, 
picking up travel priorities, logging incoming 
government moil. It also procures office 
equipment, which is ordered against Defense 
Plant Corporation purchase orders. So there 
may be a certain logic in putting it under 
Contract Administration, in spite of the fact 
that it also handles telephone installations, 
orders printing for all office departments 
and delivers the inter-office moil — none of 
which are connected with our government 
contracts, except by contributing to the 
overall efficiency of the organization. 

As for Automotive Service, no one tries 
to explain its connection with administra- 
tion of contracts. "I guess they just threw 
us in Walt Locke's lap because no one else 
could be persuaded to take over all our 
headaches and tribulations," says Kirk 

The Mechanical Maintenance department 
used to be responsible for automotive re- 
pairs. But that was back in the days when 
the company owned just four cars. When 
Ryan's fleet of cars began multiplying like 
rabbits, the work of maintaining and dis- 
patching them grew too big to handle as a 
sideline. The company erected a $10,000 
building, equipped to do all kinds of garage 
work except major overhauls, and brought 
in Kirk Sellew to take charge of it. 

Sellew found a certain irony in his ap- 
pointment as Ryan's Automotive Service 
Manager. He had previously been a Dodge, 
Plymouth and Chevrolet dealer in La Jolla, 
but when the war come he decided that this 
was an excellent chance to forget about 
automobiles for a while and get into some- 
thing different. For a few months he re- 
turned to on old hobby of his, surveying, 
and helped lay out port of Camp Pendleton. 
When that was finished he signed up with 
Ryan, expecting to be assigned to some sort 
of production work. Instead he was put right 

back at his old task of wet-nursing automo- 
biles. What mode it more ironic was that 
for years Sellew had been selling Chevrolets 
in direct competition with Ford. When he 
came to Ryan he found himself acting as 
valet to forty-four Fords. 

"The insurance company must be getting 
rich on our automobile insurance," Sellew 
soys. "No Ryan man has gotten a company 
cor into any accident that caused damage 
worse than a scraped fender — in spite of 
the fact that each of our cars is driven from 
100 to 1000 miles weekly. Apparently Ryan 
supervisors are extra-careful drivers." 

The same thing goes for the drivers of 
Ryan's trucks and buses. Each of Ryan's 
buses makes 1 50 trips weekly, carrying an 
overage of 10,000 passengers eoch week — 
yet accidents have been virtually non-exist- 
ent. The trucks and trailers are on the go 
all day long through San Diego's heavy 
traffic, but none has ever been involved in 
on accident. (Sellew keeps a piece of wood 
handy to knock on whenever he makes this 
statement. I 

In spite of the department's rather amaz- 
ing safety record, Ryan vehicles do break 
down occasionally. Sellew and his staff are 

"Kirk" Kirkpatrick 


forever on the jump trying to keep our fleet 
in good repair, "It's pretty tough, with ports 
hard to get, and experienced mechanxs 
completely out of circulation," Sellew sovs. 
"The only reason we've been oble to keep 
going so well is because I have crackerjock 
mechanics. Ralph Giffen, who heads the 
mechanic staff, is one of the best I've ever 
seen. He came in from Mechanical Main- 
tenance when the division was first organ- 
ized, and he's been right in here pitching 
ever since. He's fast and steady and doesn't 
mind doing the dirty little jobs as well as 
the big ones. If a Ryan bus breaks down in 
the middle of the night, Ralph will get out 
of bed to fix it. Sometimes he has worked 
from early morning till late at night for 
weeks at a stretch, in order to keep the 
wheels rolling. And yet that fellow owns on 
auto repair shop downtown, and could be 
concentrating on it instead of giving all his 
time to Ryan. He's one swell guy, and I'm 
sure glad we've got him." 

Sellew and his crew are responsible for all 
Ryan's vehicles — from the lowly 5-horse- 
power hoist cor and foctory Budas up to the 
12-000-pound capacity tractor and semi- 
trailer used for hauling B-24 wing panels to 
Consolidated. He records the mileage they 
travel, tons they carry, fuel they use and 
passengers who ride in them — on a big yel- 
low crossruled sheet almost os large as his 
desk. He knows where every vehicle is every 
hour, and no government investigator has 
asked questions he couldn't answer about 
Ryan's rolling stock. 

It's the passenger automobiles that give 
Sellew his biggest headache, however. His 
phone buzzer is blotting constantly as Ryan 
supervisors ask for the use of company cors 
on long or short business trips. To gront all 
the requests would meon using three times 
OS many cars as Sellew has at his disposol. 
So he has to sell everyone on the idea of 
doubling up and coordinating plans so that 
one cor con suffice for 3 or 4 men on diverg- 
ent errands. 

"Nobody likes to chonge his own plans 
to accommodate somebody else," Sellew 
soys. "If you want to stort to Los Angeles 
at a certain time, it's a nuisance to stort 
hours earlier or later than you planned. 
And it's unpleasant to wait around in Los 
Angeles till the other men in the car are 
ready to start home. But nearly oil Ryan 
executives are good sports about it. We've 
been able to get a full carload of passen- 
gers into almost every company car." 

Kirkpotrick has on even tougher problem 
of making supply meet demand. It has been 
a long time since any new typewriters were 
manufactured for civilian use onywhere in 
America — yet Ryan departments are con- 
stantly expanding and somehow Kirk has to 
find typewriters for them. The some prob- 
lem confronts him in the cose of desks, 
chairs, telephones, office machinery and 
even the annoying trivia such as staplers 
and paper clips. It's no easy job to tell a 
hard-driving, fast-moving Ryan supervisor 
that he can't hove a piece of office equip- 
ment that he urgently needs — yet sometimes 
that is Kirkpatrick's sad task. His chores are 
made somewhat easier by Jane Dennis, his 
efficient aide who handles detail work for 
him. "Nearly all my work here at Ryan is o 
continuation of my experience the past ten 
years," says Kirk. "I was formerly head of 


Kirk Sellew 

a local business college, operating o small 
print shop and letter shop, and managing 
an office building on the side." 

The moil room, teletype room and tele- 
phone switchboards ore also Kirkpatrick's 
babies. These are vital nerve centers with- 
out which no nook or cranny of the plant 
could keep functioning. Consequently the 
quiet, obscure people who handle these jobs 
take their responsibilities seriously, and pay 
meticulous attention to the tiniest details. 

All day long big stacks of mail are moving 
into the mail room in an endless stream. 
Working fast, the clerks sort it, decide which 
to open and which to leave sealed, and dis- 
tribute it without the loss of on unnecessary 

The men who look after these chores ore 
specially picked for their reliability. Ber- 
nard R. Moloney, one of the moil clerks, has 
a perfect attendance record since he started 
in May, 1942, except for unavoidable time 

— 10 — 

lost when he was hospitalized from on auto 
accident. 72-year-old Nelson Acheson 
walks through the entire factory, a distance 
of about 1 5 miles a day, 6 days a week, yet 
has been absent only a few days since he 
went to work more than 2 years ago. Jule 
S Vaughon and Aubrey M. Draper, newest 
recruits, ore also notably reliable. As for 
Charles Walker, the white-haired grand- 
father who presides over the mail room and 
mokes a number of delivery trips on foot 
himself each day, the only time he has token 
off in 3 years (except for a vocation I was a 
day and a half for his son's wedding. Inci- 
dentally, Walker still does bock flips on the 
beach, although he is 72, and con shoot a 
better golf gome than some men half his 

The teletype room, where the pressure 
sometimes builds up so high that the girls 
think the roof may blow off, is operated by 
Lee Perlee Cloud and Marie Louden. Cooped 

up by themselves in this tiny room all day 
long, the girls do nothing except send, re- 
ceive and distribute teletype messages. But 
the confining, nerve-racking work doesn't 
bother them. "It's really exciting," Mrs. 
Cloud says. "We see all kinds of interesting 
messoges. We practically had to sign our 
lives away before we storted work." Marie 
switched to teletype only a few months ago 
from Manifold Production Control, while Lee 
has been on the job nearly two years. Both 
girls can hammer out their messages at a 
sizzling speed, as well as repair their com- 
plex machines when they go haywire. 

The telephone switchboard girls have a 
similarly high-tension job. Frequently as 
many as twenty long-distance calls from all 
parts of the country hit our switchboard 
within an hour — and with dozens of callers 
clamoring for local connections, Ryan's 
operators have to handle their plugs at 
lightening speed. 

Their biggest headache is the Ryan super- 
visor who puts in a long-distance call and 
then wonders away before it is completed. 
"When you place a long-distance call — 
especially a priority one — please, please stay 
in your office and wait for it," the opera- 
tors beg. "If we get a call established 
and then can't locate you, the connection 
must be broken down — and operators in 
other cities reolly unsheathe their clows in 
telling us what they think of Ryan." 

The use of priorities in speeding through 
an important telephone call is something of 
a mystery to many newer Ryan people. The 
operators are kept busy educating newcomers 
on the intricacies of priority calls. One in- 
nocent newcomer even wanted the girls to 
put a priority on a phone coll to Coronado. 
Another demanded a 1 priority, blithely ob- 
livious of the fact that a 3 is the highest 
ever given to war industry, and that a 1 
would be used only in case of a notional 
emergency such as invasion. 

"Some people ask for a priority when it 
isn't really necessary," the operators say. 
"It saves only 20 minutes on a coll to a 
city within 500 miles. We sometimes won- 
der if 20 minutes' delay on certain colls 
would hove impeded the war effort — 
especially when we have to slow down our 
service on other calls in order to push 
through a priority. We're required to stay 
on the line all the time a priority call is 
being established." 

Mrs. Lorna Warren Odom, the senior 
telephone operator, has been with Ryan 
almost four year — which probably gives her 
longer service than almost any other woman 
in the company. She has been o teelphone 
operator all her life, chiefly with luxury 
liners and swank resorts where she had 
to satisfy hard-to-please customers. She 
has a son in the Army Air Forces. 

Mrs. Bernadine McCafferty, the other day 
operator, spent I 5 years with the telephone 
company before coming to Ryan. Her hus- 
band, also a Ryan employee, met her here. 
Mrs. Alice M. LoPorte, the night operator, 
hod 1 7 years' experience with the telephone 
company before joining Ryan two and a 
half years ago. She also married a Ryonite. 
Edith Smith, the new relief girl, graduated 
to the job from her previous post as driver 
of Ryan's station wagon. She is new to 
switchboard work but the other girls soy she 
has picked it up quickly. 

Kirkpatrick is also in charge of the store- 
room of stationery and supplies. A glance 

at the thousands of blank forms on the 
shelves indicates that paper too plays its 
port in keeping the organization running 
smoothly. Marie Johnson keeps on eagle 
eye on the stock on the shelves and attempts 
to anticipate the usage of all printed forms. 
Sometimes, it's cheaper and faster to print 
our own blank forms as well as our own 
illustrated catalogs. Accordingly, Kirkpatrick 
has organized a small prinr shop which does 
a lot of Ryan's lithographic work. This is 
Larry Barker's field of endeavor. Much of 
the copy is prepared by Eva Gross, who pre- 
sides at the keyboard of the Vori-Typer. 

Then, who hasn't heard of Kirkpatrick's 
Master Filing System? A phone coll to 
Office Service will bring out Amy Jerde, o 
conscientious convert to the new filing sys- 
tem and an aide to Kirkpatrick, who will 
assist any office in converting their present 
files over to Ryan adaptation of the Dewey 
Decimal System advocated by Office Service. 
Correspondence has recently become so 
heavy, particularly in the case of correspon- 
dence relating to government contracts, that 
frequently important letters, reports, etc. 
could not be found, as each office had its 
own filing system. Consequently, Walt 
Locke commissioned Kirk to set up a system 
that would be flexible enough to be used 
throughout all offices in the organization, 
and accommodate expansion as the company 
continued to grow. Today, a letter filed in 
one office is filed in other offices under the 
same code number, and con be specifically 
identified in all other offices using the 
system by the some file number. 

In this series of articles little has been 
said about the second most important man 
in the Contract Administration group, Mel 
Thompson. He wears the pants when head 
man Walter O. Locke is away from the plant, 
and is Assistant Contract Administrator. Mel 
is admirably fitted for his present assign- 
ment, having been with Ryan for over ten 
years. He was formerly Chief Inspector 
and later was assistant to Eddie Molloy, 
Vice President for Manufacturing, before 
receiving his present assignment. Mel's 
broad smile and genial attitude hide a highly 
technical knowledge of aviation. Only rarely 
does he find it necessary to live up to the 
characteristics ossocioted with red hair. Mel 
says "Everyone in the department seems to 
know what he's doing, and goes ahead and 
does it. That mokes my job very pleosant. 
Right now, most of my energies are concen- 
trated on the operations of the Change 
Board, but that's another story." 

From Contract Administrator Walter 
Locke down to the newest moil clerk or 
messenger, everyone in the Contract Ad- 
ministration department — one of Ryan's 
largest non-production departments — is im- 
portant to the building of planes. Yet none 
of them ever touches a plane. They're port 
of the "invisible crew" in the office building 
of every war plant who ore vitally — but in- 
directly — helping strengthen America's war 

IIeui members on the 
Cafeteria Committee 

New members hove been appointed to the 
Employees Advisory Cafeteria Committee for 
July and August. Each shift is now rep- 
resented by a separate Cafeteria Committee. 
The first shift committee meets every other 
Wednesday in the Cafeteria Dining Room at 
3:00 p.m., the second shift every other 
Wednesday at 4:15 p.m., and the third shift 
the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 
a.m. Your committee member is listed be- 
low and don't hesitate to go to him or her 
with your comments, suggestions, or compli- 
ments. Your Cafeteria Committee was orig- 
inated to work for you and is your clearing 
house. Therefore, any constructive sugges- 
tions you give to your committee member 
will be given serious consideration by the 
Cafeteria Committee and changes made if 

For July ond August 


H. A. Farris, Manifold Welding 

E, G. Magers, Sheet Metal 

M. Boterman, Drop Hammer 

N. F. Newton, Machine Shop 

Marie Benbough, Ryan Institute 

H. M. Donnelly, Modeling 

R. B. Kopke, Finishing 

O- L. Brown, Maintenance 

W, R. Lewis, Engineering 

A. W. Coltroin, Factory Mgr's. Office 

Mrs. Esther Long, Indust. Relations 

Harry E. Siegmund, Public Relations 

Jean Bovet (Chairman) Commissary 



Hortense Ortiz, Final Assembly 

W. L. Thorpe, Sheet Metol 

L. R. Freeman, Drop Hammer 

E. I. Leach, Machine Shop 

Helen West, Fuselage 

E. M, Beckett, Manifold Welding 

M. L. Kelly, Night Supt. 

A. W. Coltroin, Factory Mgr's. Office 

Mrs. Esther Long, Indust. Relations 

Horry E. Siegmund, Public Relations 

Jean Bovet (Chairman) Commissary 

W. W. Corley, Manifold Assembly 

G. I. E. Eriywine, Manifold Assembly 



Jean Bovet (Chairman) Commissary 
Mrs. Esther Long, Industrial Relations 
A. W. Coltroin, Factory Mgr's. Office 
Harry E. Siegmund, Public Relations 

C. E. Scates, Foremon, Manifold Assembly 
Pearl Whitcomb, Manifold Assembly 

D. P. Hansen, Manifold Assembly 
D, R. Bennett, Manifold Assembly 
J. W. Chess, Manifold Assembly 
George Christian, Manifold Assembly 


Your committee member will appreciate your 
comments and suggestions regarding your cafe- 
teria and service. 

— 11 


R. E. Van Meter has been appointed 
supervisor of Tool Planning and Opera- 

Ryanites who've joined the service since 
lost issue of Flying Reporter: 

Armstrong, O. D., Final Assem. 
Brown, W. S., Sheet Metal 
Carlson, L. I., Elec. Maint'n'ce 
Deitsehman, A. H., Mfld. Assm. 
Dressier, C. S., Sheet Metal 
Fonaas, J. W., Wing Assembly 
Hale, J. D., Sheet Metal 
Hipas, J. S., Modeling 
Howarth, J. C, Mech. Mntnce. 
Irwin, H. R., Sheet Metal 
Jones, R. I., Fuselage Assembly 
Kildow, F. W., Sheet Metal 
Moncebo, G. P., Tool Room 
McCallough, J., Sheet Metal 
McCormick, G. H., Engineering 
Medler, V. S., Mfld. Dvelpmnt. 
O'Neil, J. T., Sheet Metal 
Rosenthal, H. R., Engineering 
Sanders, G. H., Final Assembly 
Weed, J. M., Jr., Engineering 
Wilson, F. B., Mfld. Small Ports 
Wiser, W. F., Elec. Mntnce. 


Steinruck, W. A., Sheet Metal Assembly 
Akey, E. R., Manifold Development 
Hertner, J. E., Manifold Assembly 
Triefler, H. L., Manifold Assembly 
Kolb, J. D., Tool Room 
Lawrence, G. F., Tool Room 
Christopher, L. D., Inspection 
Wharton, R. C, Receiving 
Ackerman, M., Engineering 

V. V. Ortiz, Drop Hammer 

R. B. Biehler, Manifold Assembly 

I. D. Cordon, Manifold Assembly 

W. A. Lee, Manifold Assembly 

M. W. Wilson, Prod. Control, WAVES 

Helen Lyal Leaves 

Members of Manifold Tail Pipe give a surprise party for Helen Lyol, center, who was 
leaving to join the Woes. 

"Pu^ Sccm^icti ^«t 

Some fellers start right in the rut, while others lead the throng. 
All men may be born equal, but they don't stay that way long. 
There's many a man with a gallant air goes galloping to the fray, 
But the valuable man is the man who's there when the smoke has 

cleared away. 
Some "Don't get nuthin' out of life." But when their whines begin, 
We often can remind them that they "don't put nuthin' in." 


One great danger to Democracy is 
human gullibility. Our newspapers, 
our politicians, our capitalists, our 
racketeers, and our crusaders oil tell 
us what is so and what to do about it 
We go out, champion their causes, 
and preach what they say with a 
vehemence born of conviction when 
all the basis we have for that con- 
viction is that we listened to or read 
what somebody wanted us to hear or 
see. We tear down or build up on 
the basis of emotion rather than 
thoughtful consideration. We damn 
other nations, other religions, other 
political and economic beliefs be- 
cause we have been gullible, not be- 

cause we think or know. The Ger- 
mans, more than any other people, 
have seen this weakness in Democ- 
racy and are playing it to the limit. 
Let us do some thinking as o preface 
to acting or speaking. 

Let us, also, remember that the 
freedoms of Democracy are not our 
exclusive possession. They belong to 
everybody. We are no' worthy of 
them unless we are sufficiently demo- 
cratic to recognize the rights of 
others to these same freedoms. We 
are not worthy of them if we condemn 
any belief or creed with our ears 
closed to any defense that can be 



Gourmet's Holiday: Or, Whining and Dining 
In Old San Diego 

It was the annual banquet of Les Amis 
D'Escoffier, as fine a collection of lovers of 
good eating as you will find anywhere. We 
had just finished a topping repast of weenies 
and hot potato salad, pushed back our 
chairs, and were prepared to punctuate with 
short gentle belches the narrative of one 
of our members who had been selected to 
tell us of the most memorable dinner of his 
life. Stirring our coffee royal with little 
wooden paddles, we listened attentively. 

"At the time of which I speak," he be- 
gan, "I was traveling in Italy, touring the 
wind-swept Appenines. One evening I was 
a guest of the little monastery of Costello, 
and just before dinner the abbot of Cos- 
tello " 

We immediately selected another speak- 
er, and had the waiters remove what was 
left of the first. The new one got off to a 
better start. This is his story. 


One Sunday afternoon, at about four 
o'clock, I dropped into a charming little 
food joint in La Jolla. The place was empty, 
except for a couple of music lovers who 
were engaged in feeding nickels to a hungry 
juke box. I found a table and listened to 
the entire repertory of the fiendish machine 
several times over; then it occurred to me 
to have some food, for after all that was 
why I hod come into the place. 

A waitress had been strolling post my 
table, bock and forth, bock and forth, for 
the past hour, but from the rapt expression 
on her face I gathered that she was think- 
ing great thoughts, or that like Joan of Arc 
she was beholding some mystic vision, so I 
dared not interrupt her. Another waitress 
was looking out the window, watching the 
ebb and flow of traffic out in the street. 
She too was in some transcendental mood 
which v/ould brook no trifling. 

So I let another hour slip by, hoping for 
the best, and meanwhile lapsed into reverie 
myself, trying to capture some of that 
dreaminess that possessed the two girls in 
blue and white. But on empty stomach does 
not lend itself to deep thinking, and I grew 
restless. As the transfigured waitress passed, 
I coughed, and lifted my hand, and rattled 
the ashtray on the table, but to no avail. 
I was slowly getting the horrors: I thought 
that perhaps I hod broken out into some 
visible evidences of leprosy, and was being 
shunned as unclean; or that I had suddenly, 
like Topper's friends, attained the power of 
becoming invisible; or that perhaps the 
waitress was mesmerized, or was even a 
somnambulist who could turn into a homi- 
cidal maniac if awakened too suddenly. 

But I decided to take a chance (I was 
getting desperate) and address her. It was 
getting dark, and they might decide to close 
the place for the night before I ate. So, the 
next time she passed, I called out, in a 
loud firm voice, "Miss, may I have a menu?" 

She stopped and looked at me, wide-eyed. 
Then there rose to her lovely cheeks a flush 
of color; her mouth became an angry wound, 
and she turned on her heel and ran to the 
bock of the restaurant, crying, "Mr. Bilch! 
Mr. Bilch! That man — that horrid man at 
table number six — he, he SPOKE to me. O, 
the cad!" 

A man appeared, all excited, who put a 
fatherly arm around the girl. He murmured 

few soothing words to her, took off his 
coat, and rolling up his sleeves strode fierce- 
ly to my table. "A masher, eh?" he said. 
"Well, that's the last girl you'll ever insult." 

I put up a trembling hand. "Excuse me, 
sir," I said, "I didn't mean any offense. I 
just wanted a menu. All I came in for was 
something to eat." 

"Well, you shouldn't go around speaking 
to strange waitresses. Wait until you're in- 
troduced, or write for an appointment. It's 
hard enough to get any help these days, and 
I'm certainly not going to lose the help I 
have by asking them to work. I'll take your 
order. What do you want?" 

"A menu." He handed me a menu, and 

1 selected on item at random. 

"Lamb? No, no more lamb today." 

"Pork Chops?" 

"All out of pork chops." 


"Trying to be smart again?" 

"Sorry." I turned to the bock of the 
menu. "Con I hove a ham sandwich?" 

He sneered. "No, you can't. We're all 
out of ham." 

"Swiss cheese?" 

"No more Swiss cheese." 

"Well, for heaven's soke, what con I 

He pondered a moment. "Well, you could 
hove a raw onion sandwich on whole wheat, 
but not toast. The toaster's broken." 

So was my spirit. I took the raw onion 
sandwich. The next time I eat out I am go- 
ing to take picnic lunch along, just in case. 


Sheet Metal 


by Ernie 

On July 12, FRED HILL'S group helped 
him celebrate his birthday at coffee-time. 
There were two lovely cakes and coffee, lots 
of it — but where were the candles, Fred? 
Enjoying the fun were BESSIE HEARN, BES- 

July 17 sow CARL PETERSEN celebrating 
his birthday. There to help eat the delicious 
home made coke which Mrs. Petersen sent 
PER'S birthday, so double cause for good 

— 13- 

MR. CARROLL enjoyed a grand visit with 
his 20-year old grandson. Bob, whom he 
hasn't seen in two years. The youngster 
hod 16 months duty with the Atlantic Fleet 
before arriving here recently. 

Asked about his vocation, BILL RUNNELS 
soys he hod a wonderful time just LOAFING. 
Good enough. Bill, that's what vacations ore 
for, contrary to the general belief that they 
should be spent in painting house, cleaning 
garages, building fences, and what not. 

Our blithe spirit, perhaps better known 
OS ART KILMER, was welcomed bock with 
open arms and smiling faces by his group 
on return from his vacation. 

And why was NAT CURRIE so worn out 
that night? All from the strain of welcom- 
ing a brand new grandson into the family. 
Congratulations, Grondpop! 

ceived their pins for 5 years service here at 
Ryan. Nice going, all of you, and aren't 
those pins grand? 

The Power Brake gong was intrigued and 
pleased with Brownie's original birthday 
idea. Brownie, who is O. L. BROWN, a 
Coast Guardsman working part time on the 
Power Brakes, was unable to be here on his 
birthday, July 25. Imagine our delighted 
surprise to receive a box and explanatory 
note from Brownie. In the box were a beau- 
tiful rosebud each for CLARA DUNHAM 
and myself, and cigars for WALT STRING- 
HAIGHT. Brownie's note explained that he 
had more fun giving than receiving, hence 
his gifts to us. So, happy birthday. Brownie, 
and thanks a lot. 

THERESA DELAYO has left us to return 
to her home in New Jersey; and DOR IE 
JENNER is returning to her home in Oregon. 
Best of luck to the both of you. TENNIE 
ALEXANDER has transferred to Methods 
Engineering, while MARY PALMER, EFFIE 
NEAL, and LIL KNOWLES hove all trans- 
ferred to the first shift. On July 27, ART 
KILMER'S group served coffee and dough- 
nuts (very good, too) in Lil's honor and 
presented her with a tablecloth and napkin 
set. We'll miss all of you, but good luck 
to you. 

It's good to see JO HERNDON back at her 
old place on the spotwelder after her leave 
of absence. Also returned from her leave is 

Anytime any of you hove nothing to do 
and feel in the mood for a sociology lecture, 
do not hesitate to call upon Professors PIN- 
NEY and HUMPHREY. They will be de- 
lighted to give you their views of what con- 
stitutes perfect society and how this Uto- 
pia should be conducted. They may be 
reached by Indian signal drum or simply call 
at the nearest tepee where you will find the 
professors communing with nature and 
watching the butterflies flutter. If not at 
this location, do not become discouraged, 
but take a flying trip to Alaska and search 
for our two intrepid sociologists, whom you 
will no doubt find perched upon on iceberg 
trying to convince a very badly upset polar 
bear that they really didn't mean to shoot 
at him. I'm sure that if you con divert the 
polar bear or compete with butterflies you 
will find the resulting lecture well worth 
your time and effort. A word of warning, 
girls, don't be too upset if their ideas seem 
slightly radical; remember that men do a lot 
of wishful thinking. 

Charles H. Miller hos been appointed 
Outside Liaison Man in the Tooling 
Department to expedite and coordinate 
problems in connection with the model- 
ing and fabrication of certain phases of 
our tooling with outside vendors. 

Manifold Dispatching 

by Ben Smith 

Did you folks see those pictures of ANDY 
last issue of FLYING REPORTER? Those 
attendance records were the excuse, but I 
hove a hunch that the suggestion in this 
column some time bock that RALPH FLAN- 
GREER might get called to Hollywood for 
screen tests was the real incentive. With 
all that array of masculine pulchritude don't 
be surprised any day to learn of movie scouts 
trying for contacts. But we here and now 
serve notice on Hollywood that we hove first 
claim on their services for the duration. 

Here are some recent changes that have 
occurred in our department, all of which, we 
are proud to soy, are forward. CARROLL 
CRITTENDEN has gone on to Shop Follow- 
up. EDDIE HAEGER has token over as Dis- 
patcher at Final Inspection. LEWIS HAR- 
NED, who has done excellent work in the 
half-stampings yard, is now keeping score 
in Hangar Adjustment. BOB FAILING is 
on the job at the schedule board in the Jig 
area. MAX ULIBARRI, formerly in Ship- 
ping, is helping the fellows over in Drop 

RALPH CALLOW carried through with his 
job while HELEN was away on her recent 
vocation, but all who know him will agree 
that he did look lonely. You don't mind my 
saying, do you Ralph, that you were not the 
only one who missed Helen with her quiet 
smile and helpful answers? 

One of the best helps in co-ordinating 
work between shifts is the practice of leaving 
a note, explaining to the person who follows 
you on the job, any unusual point that 
might otherwise be confusing. Second only 
to personal contact, this is the best possible 
means of carrying through in a unified man- 
ner. We of the day shift find the notes left 

INGS mighty helpful. Thanks, fellows. 

SON decide on a service station for their 
post-war activities, they would get one en- 
thusiastic recommendation from NANCY 
CREWS, the little lady to whom we all take 
our scheduling problems. Finding her 
stranded in the parking lot with a flat tire 
on her cor. Ken and Mort changed it with 
the celerity of professionals. Of course 
they could not give oil customers the same 
follow-up service given Nancy. That v/as 

JOHN OAKES, who for more than a year 
has been bumping in the bump shed, has 
transferred into our department and is help- 
ing CLARENCE PAYNE in the Pre-j'g area. 
Mighty glad to have you with us, John. 

One of the pleasures of the afternoon shift 
change is meeting the ready sm le of IRENE 
LOUTHERBACK, who takes over at the Small 
Ports desk. With JENNIE SHINAFELT pre- 
siding there through the day and Irene 
through the swing shift, it is always a pleas- 
ure to coll at that desk. 

CLAIRE PERKINS lost none of the bright- 
ness of her smile while doing extra work 
during the absence of ELEANOR FORS- 
BERG on recent vocation. We like your, 
smile, Claire. 

Recent newcomers to our department are 
ELEANOR PRICE, who is speedily mastering 
numbers of and proper locations for the 
many small parts in the accumulation rocks 
down in Shipping, and DOUGLAS McMUR- 
RAY, who is finding his way around in the 
half-stampings and weld section areas. Big 
LLOYD DAVIS, shuffling boxes and loading 
manifold parts in the Jig area on the swing 
shift, has been with us some weeks. Wel- 
come, folks. 

FHarping bock to the theme of co-opera- 
tion, we want to express our appreciation 
to the fellows in Production who ore doing 
so much to moke our work easier. In Tack 
and Trim, Weld and Prejig, CLAUDE COP- 
NOW and DEE CASTLEBURY are showing 
us what real co-operation means. They are 
all on the day shift. Let's hear from Dis- 
patchers in other areas and on other shifts 
about how well they and production ore 
working together to get the job done. Co- 
operation is the key to all successful group 

A. M. CHENEY is still hot on the trail of 
those hot jobs that need attention, but does 
not let that interfere with his check-up of 
his entire area. We get good reports of 
you, old timer. 

Hove you written to the fellows in the 
armed forces? Recent letters from RAY 
how much the boys appreciate hearing from 
Ryan. They both wont to be remembered 
to the whole gang here. While glad to be 
doing whot they are doing, both show plainly 
how much they miss their friends and pleas- 
ant associations here. They are both in the 
Air Corps, Roy a combat flyer and Vaughn 
a radio man. Their new addresses are: Pfc. 
C. R. Sanders, 39864692, Combat Crew 
Training Moil Room, Section One, A. A. B. 
Sioux City, Iowa, and Pvt. G. V. Shomblin, 
38668728, Sec. Q, Bks. 1949, 3508 A. A. 
F. Base Unit, Truax Field, Madison, Wiscon- 
sin. Write them and write the others. And 

— 14 — 

Sue Gunthorp, retiring editor of Flying 
Reporter, hands over the perquisites of 
her office to the new editor, Frances 

Frances Statler 
Becomes Editor 

Following the Ryan Company's policy of 
promoting from within the ranks whenever 
possible, rather than importing outside 
specialists to fill vocancies. Public Rela- 
tions Director William Wagner this week 
announced the appointment of Frances 
Statler to replace Sue Zinn Gunthorp as 
editor of Flying Reporter. 

Miss Statler has served for nearly two 
years as Wagner's secretary, and previously 
was a stenographer in the Ryan School of 
Aeronautics. For many months she was one 
of the Flying Reporter's staff of volunteer 
contributors, writing the "Beauty Isn't 
Rationed" page, as well as providing the 
drawings for it. 

Mrs. Gunthorp and her husband hove 
just adopted a baby, and Sue has left Ryan 
in order to devote full time to home life. 
She was also Wagner's secretary in earlier 
days. Later she became assistant to Keith 
Monroe in editing Flying Reporter, and took 
over the editorship six months ago. 

After getting this issue of the magazine 
under way. Miss Statler left on her annual 
vacation, and on "interim committee" of 
Wagner, Monroe, and Harry Siegmund 
finished the job of preparing Flying Re- 
porter for publication. The next issue, how- 
ever, will find the new editor firmly estab- 
lished in the editorial chair I known to the 
cognoscenti as "the hot seat"'. 

above all else, let's not forget what we owe 
to those who ore fighting our war. Let's 
accept the good news coming from all fronts 
OS added incentive to increase our efforts. 
If, by absence from or carelessness on the 
job, we prolong the war just one short min- 
ute, that one minute will cost men's lives. 
Can we afford to risk that? Let's stay on 
the job and finish the job. 

Happy Birthday to Mrs. Mattcson 

Tool-in Specks 

by Kay 

The guest of honor looks pleased as the other members of this luncheon party sing 
Happy Birthday to her on her 56th birthday. Mrs. Mamie Matteson, second from left, 
has 7 children and 1 5 grandchildren, but she still has time to help win the war in 
Manifold Flux. Left to right are L. D. Matteson of Sheet Metal, her husband; Mrs. 
Matteson; Boyd Farrell of Drop Hammer, her son-in-law; Rachel Romero and George 
Reynolds of Manifold Flux; Joe Flynn of Time Study, and Art Clinton of Manifold Flux. 

Pings and Purrs 
From Power Plant 

by Idle Cutoff 

We have always thought multiple initials 
were an English institution. But Power Plant 
is blessed with a tiesh and blood exponent 
of that ancient and honorable theory that 
"if two names are good, three must be 
better." At least, that is the impression one 
gets being around ELLIS BLADE. Daily, we 
hear, "Hey, who knows about A.D.I.?" 
"What about this A.D.I.?" Sounds myster- 
ious but we call nonchalantly, "Oh, Blade? 
He's over there." 

That brings up the question of what 
A.D.I, really signifies. The most concise 
summary was overhead recently during 
clean-up time. "You mean you ain't heord 
the meaning of A.D.I.? That stands for 
Ah Demands Information." Seriously, Ellis 
deserves a lot of credit for his investigation 
work on anti-detonation installations. 

Riding home recently, we heard a few 
pings from Power Plant. The first coming 
from the engine laboring up a slight hill to 
the driver's fervent exhortations of "Corns 
on, Nellie, come on Nellie." The second ping 
come from the back seat. By the way, Mrs. 
JOHNSON, what is your first name? 

Gore marches on! Did I say marches? 
Anyone wondering about the blood-curdling 
shriek that shook the walls of the cafeteria 
recently, might ask LOUISE about the cause. 

Your scientific mind (slightly fermented! 
cannot but wonder at the rare faculty of 
olfactory supersensitivity exhibited by one 
RALPH (Termite) ERSKINE. Logically, there 
is no satisfactory explanation of this pheno- 
menon. Even the keenest sense of smell 
couldn't detect the aroma of a newly opened 
package of Life Savers the length of En- 
gineering building. But Termite always 
seems to know. 

Stick around, Mr. Erskine, you may as 
well be included. Power Plant is indebted 
PAPPY BUNSEN for the but super fruit 
(peaches, plums, grapes, etc.) that we have 
all enjoyed of late. 

And now for our theme music, may I 
present Power Plant's silver-throated Mr. C. 
EDWARD CORRENTI, warbler deluxe, ren- 
dering "Oh, Sinatra, Where Is Thy Swoon?" 
Oh, sob! 


new BDoks at 
Public library 

Engineering Materials, Machine Tools and 
Processes: by W. Steeds. 

Written to help students, apprentices 
and others entering or engaged in the en- 
gineering industry to acquire a knowledge 
of the elements of the basic branches of 
mechanical engineering other than design. 

Aircraft Materials and Processes, by Tit- 

Manual for Aircraft Hydraulics, by 

Thompson & Campbell. 

Plastics for Industrial Use: by John Sasso. 
An engineering approach to plasties 
with discussion confined to a limited 
number of materials which have been 
found porticulorly suitable for industrial 

Welding: by James A. Moyer. 

Describes in o general way the var- 
ious modern methods of welding metals, 
particularly iron and steel. Has excellent 
section on trouble shooting for arc weld- 
ing, giving the trouble, cause and cure 
for the many problems such as brittle 
welds, spatter, undercut and poor fusion 
that arise. 

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This is Tooling Inspection's first attempt 
at writing in the Flying Reporter; we hope 
it's as good as some of the columns written 
by other Depatrments. 

Well, I guess our moving won't be news 
to anyone now, but we certainly like our new 
location; and we even have o new pencil 
sharpener that works. Come over some time 
and try it out. That olone was worth moving 

Wonder if there was a special attraction 
at the beach this post month? BILL HENRY 
and JOHNNIE CHARLTON must have 
known about it. They surely stayed a long 
time because did you notice how beautifully 
cooked they were?? My!!! My!!! Johnne 
had to do it up right though; he went back 
the second time, and came back to work 
looking like a lobster. We're not going to 
mention the scratching and peeling that 
went on. Say! don't you think Bill Henry and 
Betty Grable have pretty legs? We all got 
to see Bill's when he had his sunburn. Oh! 
I wasn't going to mention that. Sorry, Bill. 

We're sorry to say that TED GRABOW- 
SKY has been III for the lost few days. 
Hurry and get well Ted, you can't do that 
to us. 

We had a visitor lost week, CHUCK KEL- 
LOGG; he's in the Navy too, and also sta- 
tioned at the Training Station. He used to 
work with WHITEY FRASIER in the new 
building. Don't forget to come bock real soon 

Did you know that we hove an A- 1 farmer 
here in Tooling Inspection? Well, we have. 
It's none other than T. A. SMITH. If you 
don't believe It, try some of that fruit he 

I'll take this opportunity to welcome 
LEONARD HANSEN into our department. 
He transferred from Manifold Dispatch into 
Tooling Inspection; he's with ROY TAYLOR 
in the Modeling Shop. Hope you like us 

JERRY LOWE out in the Modeling Shop 
thought up the cute name for our column 
Besides being a good name-picker-outer 
Jerry is quite an athlete. He plays on the 
men's boseball team. And that isn't all 
either; have you ever listened to him ploy 
his trombone? Well you oughta; he swings 
a wicked note. 

Among our recruits from the musical pro- 
fession we have EL BERRY and MAX RY- 
LAND. Max come to Tooling Inspection 
from well known dance bond in San Fran- 
cisco. El has a background of several years 
as a concert violinist and music teacher 

W. B. KLEIN flew to Michigan this past 
month. He said he enjoyed the beautiful 
Eastern country. But, and I'm quoting, tra- 
veling's tough, unless you'd like to be a bum. 

ROY TAYLOR of the Modeling Shop has 
in past weeks been galavanting and in- 
specting at the vendors in Los Angeles and 
has left the Pattern Dept. rather short 
handed. However recently the Inspection in 
the Pattern Department has been bolstered 
by the expert services of WINN ALDERSON, 
who we regret to say is only with us tem- 
porarily and will return soon to his duties 
in Crib 3. 

Tooling men ore shown above congratulating each other on their recent promotions. 
Left to right, F. W. Carmody, new assistant supervisor of tool design; A. Z. Bohanon, 
also tool design assistant supervisor; E. H. Prouty, tool control assistant supervisor; 
L. H. Schneider, assistant supervisor of operations; K. E. Colvin, assistant supervisor 
of manifold tool planning; L. W. Reid, assistant supervisor of tool planning; Charles 
Soltzer, assistant supervisor of tool control; R. E. Van Meter, supervisor of tool plan- 
ning and operations; W. F. Barrett, production engineer. Not in picture ore R. W. 
Macomber, new production engineer, and R. S. Webster, assistant supervisor of tool 

Notes From 



by Ralph Geist 

Chalk another Ryan romance, culminating 
July 22 when BOB QUARRY and MABEL 
ALDAHL were married in Los Angeles. Bob 
was a metal fitter on first and third shifts 
until entering the army, stationed at Camp 
Roberts. He slipped down to Los Angeles 
where the ceremony was performed. Mabel 
was one of the first girl welders to work at 
Ryan. Standing up with the bridal couple 
were Mr. and Mrs. SAM ALDAHL, both 
third shift welders. FRED LETCHER is cred- 
ited with locating the minister. Congratula- 
tions, Bob and Mabel — this from every one 
on the third shift. 

"Hundred and seventeen pounds, mud 
and all" was the report brought in by 
ORAN FONVILLE of a stingaree caught by 

his son, WILLIAM, 16-year-old Ryan em- 
ployee. Oran felt pretty proud about the 
big catch until his story was squelched by a 
tale of a stingaree weighing "around 800 
pounds" told by Mr. ROGERS of Tool Crib, 
he being a fisherman of note. Maybe Les 
Bowen of Second Shift could top that one, 
Les being o sport fisher from Nebraska. 

DOROTHY HANSEN, Manifold Assembly, 
has been quite ill for past two weeks. 
FRANCES KING of Inspection is leaving for 
Toledo, her old home, but will be back ere 
long. By the way, we never ore quite able 
to see what FRANK WALSH's (our Fore- 
man) pet block cat drinks out of her paste- 
board cup — one says milk, another tells us 
tea, but it could be some of Frank's favorite 
Welch grope juice, which is making Frank 
a strong man. BILL RISSO, stock clerk, is 
proving to be our heaviest coffee consumer, 
says he has learned how to keep awake in 
the Receiving Building at night. And speak- 
ing of tall tales — FRED POPE, leadman in 
Small Ports recently put his pet colt in bed 
with him, believing the colt was under the 
weather and we understand on good author- 
ity the colt broke the bed down. Fred lives 
down on the form at Lakeside. That husky 
fellow, L. V. CORLEY is gaining weight by 


Stainless steel, frosty and cold. 

My hands will make you a manifold. 

As you take life and begin to grow. 

What is your destiny? Where will you go? 

Dangerous missions up there so high — 

Traveling with young lads in a blue sky. 

Each port I must fashion with accuracy ond 

Fates depend on the details for safety up 



eating watermelon and more of it each mid- 

Going to First Shift ore ROBERT REINERT 
to Manifold Small Parts; FRED POPE, Small 
Ports Leadman and ED. TAZELAAR to in- 
spection. ED. is taking a week's leave to visit 
his brother who expects to go overseas soon. 
ALMA GREGORY, metal fitter and OLIVE 
ALDAHL, welder, are taking leaves for a 
month. SAM ALDAHL, welder, takes a three 
weeks' leave to undergo on operation on his 
nose. Transferring to Small Parts, Third 

Welcome to Third Shift, ED. WEBER, 
sandblast leadman, LEE JACKSON goes to 
Second Shift, as leadman. And now, Congrats 
to MR. and MRS. FRANK GIAMANCO upon 
the birth of a 9-pound son born July 27. 
Youngster has been named Joseph Philip. 
Thanks for the cigar, Frank. 

VIDAL "Fief" ORTIZ, veteran dropham- 
mer man has terminated to enter the army. 
Leadman JOHN CHESS, of manifold, also 
got his call to service. GEORGE BROOKS, 
foreman of drophommer, recently won the 
$100 bond on one of his suggestions for 
"change-idea" for C-47 manifold. 

PAULINE LOVI, of drophammer, has re- 
turned from o week's vacation. GLADYS 
McBRIDE of Small Ports has left us for her 
"home in Indiana." MAVA HOWELL is now 
on Second Shift Inspection. GANAT LORD 
has been transferred to First Shift checker. 
KATHERINE BALEY has come in to Small 
Ports from Final Assembly. And, there's 
GEORGE C. KREBS with the distinction of 
being the only man on a port time job sur- 
rounded by hundreds of pretty girls. Where? 
Down at a local school of hair styling and 
cosmetology. Some kid, George! MRS. B. G. 
BROTHERTON had the misfortune to smash 
three of her fingers while "on the job" in 
Small Parts this week. 

Tool Rumors 

by Brae and Kay 

The biggest thing since the last issue was 
the moving of the Tool Room to its new 
location. Sheet Metal moved outside and 
the Tooling Department moved in . . . Mon- 
day morning on the 17th found the Tooling 
employees running around trying to find 
their work benches, tools, etc. We spent 
half the morning looking for the safe and 
it was right under our noses . . . There were 
five stools with GALLOWAY'S name marked 
on them . . guess he wanted to be sure he'd 
have one at least . . . "CHIEF" didn't move 
with us for several days as it was a little 
difficult to move the furnace. He said he 
was a lonesome Indian staying in the old 
location by himself. 

Illness and injury struck our department 
quite a blow . . GEORGE STRATTON was 
injured by a jig table that fell on his leg. 
He was in the hospital for about two weeks. 
Yesterday he come in to see us and is feel- 
ing much better. We miss "RED" WEB- 
STER of Tool Control. He has been out for 
over a week with pneumonia . . not a very 
nice way to spend his time after his promo- 
tion. Get well. Red . . . LOUISE EDGE is 
still out on sick leave. Perhaps it won't be 
long until she can be bock with us. We 
were surprised to see "POP" LONGTIN bock 
this morning. He has been ill but says the 
doctor has released him to come to work. 

We hear that GUY MOORE is anticipating 
the sound of little feet around his house . . . 
When will the blessed event be, Guy? 

DICK GRABOWSKY is now living with H. 
T. STOVALL. STOVALL soys he never sees 
DICK in the evenings. We believe congra- 
tulations are in order for LEIGH McDONALD 
is wearing a beautiful engagement ring. 
Why don't you tell us these things, DICK? 

Strange things do happen. MILDRED 
JUSTICE whose husband has been in many 
battles, including Soipan, picked up o 
Time magazine one day last week and sow 
her husband's picture. The some picture is 
on a large poster here at Ryan ... it shows 
a picture of him and two other marines 
right after o battle . . . they are tired and 
dirty and MILDRED says she has never seen 
him so thin. "All 1 have to do when I get 
tired of working," she said, "is to pick up 
that picture of GIN and I wont to do all 
the work I'm capable of just to get him 
back." He is now wounded and she has 
hopes of his returning to the States soon. 

That happy look on OLLIE EVAN'S face 
these days is due to that daily letter she 
receives from her husband in the South 
Pacific. He has been in the Marine Corps 
for four years. 

GRACIE MONROE, now a Tool Liaison 
"man," has token over all work that goes 
to the Balboa Park Vocational School. We 
told her she looked typical with that black 
notebook under her arm . . . who ever sow 
a liaison man without one? LEO QUINLAN 
mokes Outside Contacts . . . He and 
BROWNIE and GRACIE are very busy with 
their new jobs. Maybe we should say 

"Pusher" BROWN as that is a new nick- 
name BROWNIE has acquired. 

Among the school boys we hove working 

SEAMAN. These boys will return to school 
in September but right now they are doing 
a fine job helping make Tools and Dies. 

We welcome MICHAEL HOFER into the 
department. He is from Detroit, where he 
worked for Vinco . . a Greek word meaning 
to excell. There Hofer made precision 
tools. We are glad to have him with us. 

MR. BUTEUX, another new employee, left 
Los Angeles to buy a ranch in Escondido. 
He recently returned from overseas where he 
was with the 8th Air Force for a year. 

Other new employees include: D. INGER- 
ANDERSON, and TOBEY on the second 
shift. IRENE HOBBS transferred from Ma- 
chine Shop and CHARLIE BROWN trans- 
ferred from Inspection to the Tooling De- 
partment. This is welcome, Charlie. How 
about making up with us? 

HAROLD CAMP transferred from the 
third shift to day shift. How does it feel 
to come out in the daylight again, HAROLD? 

We feel we have really neglected the 
second shift this time but with VERA WEST 
on a leave of absence we couldn't do much 
else. Goodbye until next time. 

Although it is rather late, Happy Birthday 
to BETTY KERSHAW . . Payroll and Time- 
keeping surprised Betty with a huge cake . . 
SYLVANIA VOUVALIDES gave a farewell 
dinner for JEAN McCLELLEN who left re- 
cently. To show her appreciation Jean 
honored the girls at a beach party at her 
home . . . From Kansas City we welcome 
blonde VIVIAN STROHM to Inventory . . . 
We have a native Colifornian in our midst 
. . . None other than DOROTHY BUSBY, 
formerly from Los Angeles . . . SHIRLEY 
KARLSON is on leave to be with her folks 
who are here from Seattle . . . ELLEN 
SHRODER is back in our midst . . quote Ellen 
"I'll take California anytime." Inventory's 
Beach Party must have been a gala affair . . 
food . . sun burns . . food . . and everything 
to entertain our Ryanites and their families 
... We miss BETTY RADEWAN who trons- 
fered from MR. NOAKES' office to be BILL 
WAGNER'S secretary . . We are glad to 
hear PAT EDWARDS from Traffic is con- 
valescing . . HELEN ULLUM is busy these 
evenings showing San Diego to her mother 
and sister who are here from West Virginia 
. . LA VERNE COLANTONI has replaced 
BETTY RADEWAN ... La Verne hails from 
Pittsburg, and is here with her hubby who 
just came back from nine months' duty 
overseas . . . 

I wish I had o phonograph to play for 
all of you folks right now ... I picked out 
a few pieces I would like to dedicate to 
various members of the Accounting Depart- 
ment: To all the guys and gals on the swing 
shift "Swinging on the Swing Shift." . . To 
JENNY HUTTON "When My Dream Boat 
Comes Home" (with Bill on, of course!) 
"Jeonnie with the Light Brown Hair" for 
Let's Dance" ... "I Can't Say No to a 

— 17 — 


By Dortha Dunston 

Calculate I'd better change the name? 

The same department, but I'm not the 
Bequeathing "Time Study Observations" — 

Writing now for "Bonus Calculations." 
With six brand new girls we're right up on 
Right up to date, and we simply won't 
and "MICK" — 
The cream of the crop — the best 1 did 
LORRAINE and WINONA moke group com- 
Each is intelligent, pretty and sweet. 
I know it's possible — beauty and brain — 
Believe it or not — we have it at Crane! 
Of such small group it's queer I did pick 
Two pills for the work, though no one is 
Apologies girls, but it struck me as queer 
That a HENKEL and CARTER should both 
Don't you think WAGNER looks nice in blue? 
It sets off his coot and his mustache too! 
Congratulations, you deserve it we know. 
You can smoke cigars now and your blue 
badge show. 
Now what do you think of a big husky mole 
Who opens a door and pulls kitty's tail? 
When it just caught a mouse and fought a 
Now do you think that was nice, Mr. 
I'll miss ribbing MAJORS about his car, 
Perhaps someone else can harangue that 
The poor fated Chrysler's no longer my pet. 
And I've not found o good replacement 
ELIZABETH'S record is one to admire; 

She's checked in each day from the date 
of her hire ! 
Queen Elizabeth scoffs at absentees 

Doing her job for the man overseas. 
YVONNE found that leg makeup won't go 
on right 
Still half asleep — in the dork — without 
But she takes our jests, she knows it's in fun 
For her I. D. cord shows she's now 

Sailor" says EDITH KEEVER . . To MARK 
CRIPE "How You Gonna Keep Him Down On 
the Farm?" . . . with all that fertilizer Mark 
bought, WHO is going to stay on that form? 
. . . We ore "Breathless" after a phone con- 
versation with MR. SHERMAN . . for AL- 
DEAN SCHULZ "A Gal from Kalamazoo" 
. . "I'm Gonna Buy a Paper Doll" for CARL 
WHITE . . . let's pause a moment to hear 
"Any Bonds Today? dedicated especially to 
SYLVIA VOUVALIDES . . . "He's My Guy" 
goes to BEA AVANT, that is of course if it 
is Ben . . . For a grand finale, let us all join 
in on the chorus of "He's a Jolly Good Fel- 
low" for our own Mr. NOAKES. 

Have you written to your serviceman this 
week? . . It is a pretty lonesome and let- 
down feeling not to get a letter at mail call. 

Five-Year Vets Get Service Pins From Claude Ryan 

Meeting with T. Claude Ryan to receive their service pins are, front row, R. "Butch" Ortiz, Paul Weeland, Mr. Ryan, L. O. McGriff, 
A. C. "Ace" Edmiston. Second row, Al Gee, H. M. Henson, A. M. "Kay" Lorkin, Ray W. Pyle, J. H. Wood, R. Elliott ond Don 

Mr. Ryan congratulates a group of beaming swing-shifters on their completion of five years at Ryan. Left to right, W. L. Poison, F. 
Bender, C. A. Sachs, L. H. Steinauer, Sam Pinney, J. L. Gould, Mr. Ryon, F. E. Hill, Walt S. Stringer, Henry "Hank" Hanggi, W. R. 
Mattson, R. G. Wells, R. L. Walker. 


The Puddle Pushers 
On The Swing 

by Doris Williksen 

Welders, being welders, are a group 
amongst themselves no matter how you may 
scramble them. As a result they have de- 
manded a news column of their own, re- 
gardless of their departmental columns. 
Thus the birth of this. But while it is com- 
paratively easy to start something, it is an- 
other thing to keep the ball rolling. So if 
you like this idea as much as we thought 
yau did, please send in your news. Your 
leadmon, BILL KUPILIK of Tack and Trim, 
or this pinhole peeking mamma will accept 
and gladly — any items you have to offer. 
Okay, you puddle pushers, let's push! (Don't 
be like HAP who just gives idle promises!) 
.... VERLA DAHL had a lot of us wor- 
ried right along with her when she received 
no mail for over five weeks from that ma- 
rine husband of hers. However, we con take 
a deep breath now that the South Pacific 
letter arrived and orent we happy for her! 
.... BOOTS, who says she doesn't want to 
be called an "arc tacker" but an "Arc 
welder" is back on second shift and in high 
spirits. Incidentally we call her "Faline" 
after that cute little relative of Bambi, who 
is always batting those eyelids so enticingly. 
Some deer! .... Did you ever see DUTCH'S 
mother? She's the cutest little thing and 
dresses like a fashion plate. I actually heard 
two he-men agree that her hat — a froth of 
gloried air — was "really a hat"! .... We 
are very sorry over FAYE ALUMBAUGH'S 
continued illness and hope to see her bock 
on those seam welds very soon .... Some 
transfers include JEANETTE McGRAYNE to 
first shift OS a clerk in Experimental; IMO- 
also on first shift now; ELLA MATHESON 
and GRACE BARTMAN to reweld in Depart- 
ment 16-20 and D. WONG back to seams 
.... Up in Les Bowen's department 14, 
MARY MACRAE just returned from a sick 
leave only to have blouse trouble. Someone 
likes her taste in blue and white seersucker 
blouses for they borrowed it when Mary 
wasn't looking and, as yet, have not re- 
turned it ... . PHYLLIS CARROLL, gas re- 
welder, is taking up arc. (Wonder if she 
can make macaroni and cheese yet — one of 
Jack's favorite dishes) .... Pretty MAR- 
JORIE PENTICO is vacationing back where 
the tall corn grows. BETTY McKIBBIN looks 
quite lost without her. — GERTRUDE HAN- 
NA is still in the middle west too and there 
are those who also look lost without her. — 
PAT PATTERSON is another vacationist of 
department 14 while ROY and PEARL MEEK 
are getting ready for theirs as this column 
goes to press .... NICKI GOLDEN, who 
has been on crutches following a car acci- 
dent, hopes to be back to work very soon. 
We are glad, Nicki. PEARL K. IRWIN, too, 
will be back soon from a sick leave and she 
will go on the down shift. Good Luck! .... 
ELISA MARTINEZ joined the Presbyterian 
Church few weeks ago, so GERRY CAMP- 
BELL, "the Taco Kid," reports. Congratu- 
lations Elisal .... Lovely JEAN BUTLER 
ROMERO is bock at Ryan! Married life 
seems to agree but she says it doesn't oc- 

cupy enough of those hours while CHUCK 
is a'welding, so she returned to the line. 
She says they gave "FLASH" GORDON a 
good send-off several weeks ago. "Flash" is 
in the army now, you know, and we wish 
him the best of luck. . . . NILE BARBER'S 
wife has come down to work in Manifold 
Inspection but both Mr. and Mrs. expect to 
transfer to days soon .... We are glad to 
see that NORM EDWARDS is able to move 
about better now. By the way, I wonder how 
the stingaree felt after the meeting? .... 
DORENE QUIMBY is getting ready for a 
trip bock to Minnesota, her first in two 
years. We hope her burned "pan" is better 
then. She soys the sympathy she receives 
helps to relieve the pain. She lost some eye- 
lashes on this occasion .... Hasn't RUTH 
JOE a line? Frankly, she keeps me amused 
and confused. And did you ever hear her 
sing? She has a very excellent voice .... 
Open hint to some of our Ryan lovelies: 
Your pancake make up may moke you love- 
ly to look at, but oh, baby, if you keep 
forgetting to keep those sponges fresh, you 
will continue to be not so sweet to smell!.. 
Goodbye now, 

Stacks 'n' Stuff 

by Manny Fohlde 

This being the season for canning, SLIM 
COATS comes up with an appropriate yarn 
concerning a couple of cans, a lug of 
peaches and some watermelon preserves. 
Told as always in the incomparable Coats 
manner, it's a classic. Get him to relate it 
the next time you are able to slow him down. 

BROWNIE BROWN, B-29 tailpipe, is the 
proud possessor of a piece of real "govern- 
ment work." It is a ring sent to him by his 
brother and was made from a piece of fuel 
line, port of the instrument panel and inlaid 
with a gold star from a Jap officer's rank 
insignia. Needless to soy the aforementioned 
ports were salvaged from a demolished Zero 
and a very dead Jap. 

ROW GUAGE" OFFER now have competition 
since the C-54 has started "railroading." 
B-29 tailpipe is in there too steaming along 
in long strings of box cars. It looks as though 
CATCHER" JONES ore in for a little roil 
splitting under the present set-up. 

I con now truthfully say without reserva- 
tion that I have met up with at least one 
true optimist. HANK HANGGI, bent on a 
fishing trip, mode the rounds the eve of his 
departure presenting to all who would take 
them, little slips of paper bearing his ad- 
dress and telephone number. "I'm going 
fishing in the morning," said Honk, "and 
if you like fish and wont one, just give me 
a ring at this number and the fish will be 
yours!" I never followed him around but I 
swear that he passed out at least a couple 
of hundred of those little slips of paper. 
I haven't heard, as yet, how he mode out. 

RED JONES is bock on the night shift 
again after a short hitch on first. He is now 
major-domo on A-20-H semi-collector pro- 

— 19 — 

Whispers From 
Final Swingsters 

by U and Me 

There wa: a sandy dry beach, the air was 
just cool enough, the waters of the bay lay 
like a giant mirror reflecting the stars. A 
large fire was built and as red and yellow 
flames raised skyward fifty-some faces look- 
ing with eager eyes in the fire. That is the 
picture many of us will carry in our minds 
for years to come whenever we see a crowd 
around a beach fire. And those weenies — 
did they taste good after they were toasted 
over that bed of red-hot coals! 

We would mention PAUL who was so nice 
to see the food was on hand, MIKE the boy 
that brought in the wood. FRANK and 
CARDINAL who were the boy scouts that 
built the fire. Let's see who hove we to 
thank for the hatchet? Then MAGGIE and 
RUTH were so kind to chop all that sweet 
onion relish. Did you ever hear of a water- 
melon getting so cold it cracked all apart? 
Well that was the way we saw it lost. There 
were bathing beauties enjoying that nice 
bay water. They went in again and again. 
We heard Paul went in for a swim, but some 
thought he went in for a bathing beauty. 
Not Paul. 

Thanks CONKLIN for bringing your "har- 
monikey," JERRY LAMB and ROY can sure 
make it talk. With all the singing under 
the powerful leadership of ARCHIE. Folks 
never forget to sing — it just does something 
to that old heart inside. 

Those solos by RAY (Sinatra) BERNER 
v/ere good to listen to. More next time, we 

CONKLIN has bought a car, and it runs. 
Not without gas though. 

We hope before now "OLIE" will be 
getting better. 

In each of our hearts we do wish you 
lot of happiness LOIS, and that goes 
for your hubby too. 

Soy if you have a few nice thoughts of 
fun or praise just jot it down, hand it to 
your leadman and he will see that it gets 
from U to Me. 

duction. Congratulations, Red! BILL GRAY 
has also joined the ranks of the "Blue 
Stripers" being appointed to lead spot on 
A-20-B. JIM CONKLE, leadmon in hangar 
adjustment, is vacationing this week by 
building himself a home somewhere near 
the cone brakes in El Cajon. 

So goes the stuff and nonsense. 

I sit here in my lonely room 
Enshrouded in the deepest gloom 

Searching my barren mind 

Hoping somehow to find 
A beginning and an end to this". 

The radio — marvelous spanner of space — 
Changes its tempo and seeks to embrace 

The muse that eludes me, 
The mind that refutes the 
Glimmerings of thoughtful gist. 

*This; a colloquialism used 
in Missouri, meaning corn. 

You know when you get right down to 
the crux of the matter, work is what wins 
the wars, saves our sanity, mokes life in- 
teresting, and — sh-h-h! is a pretty good 
way to get hold of a little root of all evil. 
Perhaps the song, "Work, for the Night Is 
Coming," should be revised to read, "Work 
to Keep the Night from Coming." At any 
rate a lot of us like the song, and we've 
heard it many times through the days of 
our years. 

Do you girls admire the Navy? Perhaps 
that likeable twinkle in FRANK STONE- 
STREET'S eyes is a remnant of his years 
spent OS on ensign in the Navy of the first 
World War. 

NORMAN GINN and his wife hove just 
passed through o very bod time. Their lit- 
tle baby girl died shortly after its birth. 
Mrs. Ginn was grief-stricken and quite ill 
for some time, but seems to be in better 
health now. We extend to you both our 
deepest sympathy in the loss of the child. 

The last few months hove seen quite a 
few of our members out on sick leave, but 
almost everybody is back with us again. 
ART FUCHS returned to work on July 19; 
FRANCES BENNETT come bock on August 
I; PHiLA FROHMAN ended her leave on 
July 27; FRANK "D. A." PAGE brought 
his wife back to Son Diego and was at work 
again on July 14; WALLIE HINMAN com- 
pleted his sick leave on July 31, and come 
back to work looking brown and fit as a 
fiddle; GEORGE HULSE will probably be 
back from his business trip to Idaho shortly 
after the middle of August; RUTH GATES 
will probably return around August 7; and 
everyone hopes that ALICE COURTRIGHT 
is well enough to be with us again soon. 

Vocations ore exerting their customary 
mid-summer lure. Indulgers hove been the 
STOCKWELL. Believe you all hod nice re.ts, 
and know you deserved it. Deacon Stockwell 
says that he was cheated; his vacation 
brought no fish, no fishing, and it was all 
cluttered up by a bunch of inlaws! 

The bond drive — less any popular appeals 
or ballyhoo — is still going well. MARY 
TOWNSEND is buying a bond each week; 
"CHRIS" CHRISTJAENER has doubled her 
bond allotment; BARNEY HOLBROOK 
bought sizable cash bond for his son; 

JIMMY MOORBY bought another good- 
sized bond for his wife and himself. Many 
others are increasing their purchases. 

New people on the first shift are EMMA 
J. J. WALTER, U. S. N., is a welcome addi- 
tion on second shift, as is also DELORES 
RINZEL. We're very glad you're here, and 
are looking forward to a long and pleasant 
association with each of you. 

The News 

Marion Dawes and Billie Shaffer 

We've been a half-confirmed rumor long 
enough, so we've decided to burst into print 
and prove we're really here. Hope you oil 
will help to make this column a success for 
the glory of dear ol' Department 30. 
Keeping Posted 

"HOT FOOT" GEER, our super supervisor, 
slowed down long enough to attend o sur- 
prise party given for him by the folks in the 
stock-room. The occasion was his birthday, 
but we are too polite to ask how many 
candles adorned the coke. Many happy re- 
turns, Byron, from all of us! 

FREDA WOLFE, of the stock-room, is still 
among the faces we miss. Freda took a leave 
of absence in order to see more of her 
brother, who came home from foreign ser- 

vice; then had her leave extended because 
of illness in the family. It's too bod such a 
joyous occasion hod to give way to one of 
illness, but that's the way things go. Hurry 
bock, Freda! 


We don't mean the kind that comes on 
paper, but rather people like SYLVIA 
SAYRE, Shop Follow-up, who moved right 
out of our beat and in with the day shift. 
Also take ANN NICHOLSON. She's punch- 
ing the clock at Hydro-Press, filling the va- 
cancy created by LOUISE BURGER'S termi- 
nating. BETTY WALLACE moved into a 
desk job up in the office. In short, dispatch- 
ers are a very trovelling crowd of people. 
Like poker chips, we hove no home. 


We would like to requisition on orchid 
for ANN STEBBINS, our genial department 
clerk. Ann and her husband, Stanley, come 
from North Dakota to do their part in the 
war effort, and brethren, they're doing it! 
Anything from on aspirin to an absentee is 
right in her line. She never stops for breath, 
but still is never too busy to exchange a 
smile and o cheery word. 
Tog Ends 

Too bad about GLADYS TRENHOLM'S 
cor . . . Parked in front of her house mind- 
ing its own business, when another cor rolled 
down the hill and pushed it into a third cor. 
A blitz couldn't hove done much more dam- 

Delicious fudge EDDIE DE MARS mokes 
to send the little woman in the WACS . . . 
at least that's his claim. 

H. W. Graham of Tooling, right, gets the Bronze Production Star from Douglas Jones, 
head of the patent department at Ryan. The Bronze Star is awarded only to men 
who have submitted 500 points woith of Shop Suggestions — and Graham is the second 
man in the plant to qualify (E. L. Williams of Inspection was first). Graham now has 
over 800 points, so is well on his way to the 1000-point Silver Production Star. 

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Assistant Reporters 
Crib 1 . . . Edna Farnsworth 
Crib 3 Jeanetts Thompson 

Crib 4 Bill Rossi 

Crib 5 . Marjorie Steverding 

Crib 7 . . . Marjorie Bclos 

August 5 will be another gala day for the 
Inspection Department — the Annual Picnic 
is scheduled on that date. (By the time 

this issue is out, the picnic will have come 
and gone so any highlights will have to be 
reported in our next edition.) We'll never 
forget that rolling pin throwing contest and 
our privilege of watching MRS. C. D. WIL- 
COX display her skill. We'll watch her this 

It is always interesting to know that peo- 
ple have loved ones in the armed forces. 
Some of our cribs have listed their nearest 
reatives, others will do it for the next edi- 

Crib 3 — 

GUY F. KYLER, a brother in the army, 
now discharged; FREDA BARKER, husband 
in the Navy; CLARENCE LAFLEUR, a 
brother in the Marine Corps overseas, and a 
sister in the Navy; PAUL ATKINSON, an 
uncle in the Navy; BILL WELLS, a brother- 
in-law in the Navy; GORDON TASCOTT, a 
son-in-law in the Navy; JIM RING, brother- 
in-law — Navy; J. R. KENNEDY, son, dis- 
charged — Coast Artillery; F. A. KENDRICK, 
a nephew — Army; JEAN DAVIS, husband- 
Navy; JENNIE SCHROEDER, husband— Ma- 
rines, 2 brothers-in-law Army; INEZ SALAS, 
brother — Navy; GEORGE TIEDEMAN, broth- 
er — Army; JEANETTE THOMPSON, husband 
— Marine; brother-in-law in Army and one 
in the Marines; CARMACK BERRYMAN, 
step-father — Navy; GORDON BECKER, one 
brother — Navy, one brother — Army Air 
Corps, one brother-in-law — Army; DORO- 
THY TRUDERSHEIM, two brothers in the 
Army Air Corps and 6 cousins ranging in 
rank from Captain to Pfc. 

Crib 4 — Did You Know? 

That ALICE JOHNSON can jitterbug now 
along with the best of them? That LEONA 
DAY was given a farewell send-off by the 
girls in Small Parts Inspection? That SU- 
SAN ROWAN has returned from that east- 
ern trip just as sweet as ever? What's hold- 
in' ya boys? That BEVERLY MOORE has a 
beautiful ring with a diamond or so more, 
and claims the most wonderful man in the 
world gave it to her — her father? The fun- 
ny part of the whole thing is that she isn't 
kidding. That D. J. DONNELLY has just 
returned from L. A.? It seems like old times 
with his cheery greeting to all his fellow 
workers. That EVELYN GOBER seems to 
smile continuously — even when she tries to 
convince people she's feeling badly and has 
temperature? That WILMA HARPER has 

lost another pound (from laughing)? That 
W. S. COTTRELL is one of the busiest and 
most capable inspectors we have? That D. 
Y. OLSEN is one of our new inspectors and 

very welcome one? That K. H, SHEHI is 
really swinging along fine on the third shift? 

Crib 5 — 

"On the Beam And Off The Record with 

Blame the humidity if this column sounds 
rather "wacky" this time. We are really be- 
ginning to feel the ,heat around here. To 
the extent of circulating a petition and now 
we ore all hoping that the cool breezes will 
start circulating as well. RODNEY RAILS- 
BACK, our amiable lead man, has finally 
landed his house, after waiting over a year 
to move, and then only next door; but that 
isn't unusual out here. We all miss our gal 
friend FRANCES CARR and her cute hair do. 

1 especially miss her Missouri drawl when 
she'd greet me with, "Well, good for you" 
every morning. "PAPPY" GRIMES has the 
tallest tomato plants and the tallest stories 
to go with them. He informed me that he 
has to use a ten-foot stepladder to tie up 
the plants. 35 to 50 tomatoes is only aver- 
age. That is really a record for some of 
you gardeners to shoot at. We are plenty 
proud of our Supervisor, LARRY ANDER- 
SON, for walking, or I should say riding 
away, with the Gold Loving Cup at the 
Horse Show, for being the best all-around 
Ryan Cowboy. (I told you that guy really 
understands horses.) And so folks that's 
all for this time, as the heat has really got 
me, but I suppose by the time this comes 
out, we will hove it so cool in here that we 
will need our silver foxes to keep us warm. 
On second thought, we hove wolves enough 
around here to do that now. To FRANCES 
CARR we dedicate this original poem: "The 
friends we make out here are swell. We get 
to know them pretty well. And then as time 
goes swiftly on, We find one day our friends 
are gone." MS 

Crib 7 — 

Relatives of Crib No. 7 Personnel in the 
Armed Forces: J. P. WESTLER: 2 brothers, 
one an Ensign in the Amphibious Corps and 
one a Lt. in the Medical Corps. A. SCHRIE- 
NER: a brother who is a Top Gunner on a 
B-24 with the 8th Air Force in England. 
W. McCLELLAN: a brother receiving Baisc 
Training in the Army. P. F. DUKELOW: 2 
brothers, one a Chief Aviation Machinist 
Mate U. S. N.; the other one attending En- 
gineering School in Seattle, Washington. 
J. BOULDIN: a cousin who is a Staff Ser- 
geant in the Combat Engineer's Battalion. 
D. PIERCE; a brother who is a Lt. in the 
Army Air Corps, piloting B-24's. J. C. AT- 
KINS: 2 sons, one a sailor and one a Ma- 
rine. R. L. ATKINS: Relatives in every 
branch of the service, so many in fact, he 
can't count them. M. NICOL: a nephew 
in the Army. H. M. POWELL: 4 nephews, 

2 in the Navy and 2 in the Army. One 
nephew, on Instructor in the R. A. F. was 
killed in the line of duty. A. L. HALLAND: 
a son. Fireman 1st Class, U. S. N. V. RUN- 
NER: Step-father, Chief Radioman U. S. N. 
W. SEVERSON: a cousin who is a Lt. in the 
Army Air Corps: I. HARRIS: 2 brothers, one 
in the ground crew of the Army Air Corps, 
and one in the Ferry Command. C. McAFEE: 
a brother who is a pilot in the Army Air 
Corps. C. F. COLE: 2 brothers, one is A. 
O. M. 1 -c in the Navy, aboard the carrier 
Enterprise; the other is a Staff Sergeant in 
the Army. M. BOLAS: a brother serving 
overseas in the Army; cousins in the R.A.F. 

Second Shift 
Drop Hammer News 

by Nozzle-Rack 

I wish to congratulate all these people 
for their fine attendance records. Our one 
perfect record so for is held by JULE 
VAUGHAN of planishing. He hasn't missed 
a day or been late since he started work 
April, 1943. Mrs. PAULINE STICKT of 
planishing missed only a half day since she 
started lost September, and that to enable 
her to take core of some legal matters. 
ELMER CHURCH, also of planishing, has 
missed only a day and a half since March, 
1941, and as yet has not accepted a vaca- 

Another fine record is held by IVAN GA- 
DEN, a drop-hammer operator, who has 
missed only one day since he started In 
September, 1940. The necessity of moving 
his household that one day was the cause 
of marring that otherwise perfect record. 
He has never been late during that time 
and has accepted only one week's vacation. 

One fully appreciates these records only 
after witnessing the strain these people work 
under because of the continual noise and 
jarring from the drop-hammer and planish- 
ing hammers. Again we doff our hots to 
them. That is one form of loyalty that will 
beat the Axis. 

The drop-hammer and hydro-press per- 
sonnel helped LORETTA RODGERS of heat- 
treat celebrate her birthday, July 20, by 
wishing her the best of everything and 
sharing a luscious coke. 

misfortune of receiving several bod burns 
from the salt both in heat-treat. All ore 
healing rapidly now. 

CLAYTON RUSH, erstwhile leodman in 
drop-hammer, paid the gang a visit on 
Saturday night while on leave from Army 
duty. Everyone was sure glad to see him and 
he looked mighty fine. VERN WINMILL, a 
former hammer operator who is now in the 
Air Corps at Stockton, is making rapid 
progress. He was one of 60 cadets at San'*i 
Ana chosen to enter a special course that 
is a short cut to the B-25's. These boys still 
have to do as much studying as the ones 
who were not chosen. Vern says to say 
"hello" to all the gong. 

Speaking of servicemen, here's a sugges- 
tion. When you have a get-together of 
friends of someone in the service, why not 
get them each to pen a few lines on a letter 
to him or her? I am sure they will oblige wil- 
lingly. The happiness the one in service 
would get from it would more than compen- 
sate everyone for the effort. 

We wish to welcome these new employees: 
Leo is operating a drop-hammer and Al is 
helping with the dies. We were all sorry to 
have good-natured ANGELLETTA DIETRIK 
leave us. She is leaving for her home in 
Arkansas. "Angle" always hod a smile ready 
for everyone. 



by Leigh 

The Show Was Free 

I was just wondering what to say when 
Mr. HOWES started it off with a Bang — 
At least he gave us something to "wonder" 
about. Seems he has a new way of maneu- 
vering the tired Body. Formula, (as far as 
I could gather in the startling moment he 
floated by my desk! As follows: 

(Place the right hand behind the left ear 
— in back of head; take two steps, sw'nging 
the left arm furiously back and forth each 
time; hop up into the air on the 3rd step; 
stop and repeat automatically until destina- 
tion is reached.) 

One of my greatest allergies is — o dentist. 
Now I don't mean that they aren't a boon 
to mankind — and stuff like that — but have 
you ever been told when small, not to talk 
with your mouth full? Well, evidently, my 
dentist, DOCTOR"S", doesn't believe in that! 
Or else he has a clever way of keeping wo- 
men from having the last word. I went to 
see him the other day (dental purposes! 
and he just sort of grunted at me while 
preparing. Then he inserted o fist and a 
half into one side of my mouth, holding a 
drill in the half fist, and a mirror in the 
other, and the nurse inserted two thirds of 
both her hands and an exhaust pump of 
some kind, which blew air down my throat 
so forcefully that my tonsils were doing o 
Samba. And Then — he started talking to 
me! Isn't that just like a dentist? 

He asked the nurse, "Wasn't that jani- 
tress very dark — looked like an African, like 
Miss McDonald here?" I struck at him with 
my foot, but missed, and he didn't notice. 
Then he turned to me saying, "Will you be 
my janitress for a penny a day?" "As I 
couldn't answer of course, without biting a 
few fists off, I said nothing — . So he re- 
taliated with: "Oh, a cheapskate, huh? Well, 
all right then, I'll give you a penny and a 

Tactfully, I said nothing. He then studied 
my teeth again — then suggested he pull 
all my teeth! I began to squirm, but what 
could I do? The worst come last. As he saw 
my brand new diamond engagement ring, 
he looked at it, called the nurses in, and 
said, "Hm! good day at Kress's, wasn't it?" 
Well, but after all was over, he really mode 
me feel much better. He knew my fiancee, 
and proceeded to praise him — ending with 
the remark, "Well, I don't know about him 
— but You're pretty lucky. Tsk. Tsk." But 
the best port of it all, the joking aside, he 
didn't hurt me at all. So why spend money 
at a theatre, when you can hove both dental 
care, and entertainment for the some price? 
(A small fee will be charged to each extra 
sensitive person who wishes me to direct 
them to this super-dentist!) 

We said goodbye to JEANNE ANDERSON 
lost week, who left because of recurrent 
illnesses. The department presented her with 
a luggage tan leather shoulder strap purse 
as her parting gift. 

JUNE HUNTER is in Los Angeles, of the 
illness and death of a very close friend. 
The department wants to extend deepest 
sympathies to her, and to JUNE LEEPER, 
who lost her fother recently. 

A free bond show, for Ryanite bond-buyers only, was given by the Broadway theatre 
during the Fifth War Loan drive. A preview of "Christmas Holiday" with Deonna 
Durbin was shown to Ryan employees who packed the theatre. 

At present, the "Shipperettes" Bowling 
team seems to be up in the air. With the 
definite loss of JEANNE ANDERSON and 
her husband as scorekeeper, and the tem- 
porary loss of the two JUNE'S, it leaves them 
without enough to constitute a full team. 
There is some hope, however, of recruiting 
new players. 

Also — as a loss in the future will be our 
genial GENE TALBOTT, who is to go back 
home to Iowa for school this fall. He intends 
to leave in two weeks. Gosh, Gene, the ship- 
ping gang will really miss you — Especially 
those poor unfortunates who suffered the 
bruises inflicted by you and your original 
type of Jiu Jitsu at the bowling gomes! 
Anyway, anybody is lucky to get to go back 
to school, so more luck to you. We promise 
to take care of PAUL when you're gone. 

Dresses in the shipping department instead 
of slacks really started something. Heard 
about that girl that said, "It sorta scared 
me that first day I donned a dress after so 
many dark months of wearing slacks. I 
looked down and couldn't figure out what 
those things were stretching below my 
clothes, but finally was assured that they 
were legs. At least that's what the fellows 
assured me." 

EVELYN HAMILTON got see-vere sun- 
boin! Well, now wouldn't any one after 3 
hrs. 45 minutes continuous sunning? Heard 
something about her husband pushing her 

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back in the woter all the time, but from 
what I hear — I'd bet it was "THAT" book 
she was telling me about that made her for- 
get all time! 

Well — so much for so much, and how 
about a little more of Samual Hoffenstein's 

You work and work, and keep on working 
While poets, even worse, are shirking; 
Your hair falls out, your eyes grow bleory. 
Your bones grow old, your outlook dreary; 
But you never seek to break the fetters — 
You go on filing useless letters. 
Well, a day arrives, end it must be 

spring yet; 
The birds, somehow, begin to sing yet; 
The gross is green, the cows ore mooing, 
The flies are buzzing, the people shooing. 
The air is fresh — it makes you tipsy — 
And, all of o sudden, you turn gypsy. 
The thought of the office makes you 

You come in late, you go home early; 
The thought of the office makes you 

You come in later, you go home earlier 
You've worked enough, you've earned 

the leisure 
To have some poor, but honest pleasure. 
No desk, you think, should rise and 

quell you — 
And what do you get? Do I have to 

tell you? 

At the risk of becoming known as Nos- 
tradamus Coats, I am going to make a few 
prophecies on the far-reaching effects of 
the general food rationing plan. It will in- 
fluence love and romance. It will influence 
music. It will influence people and win and 
lose friends. 

The effect of the food ration plan on love 
and romance is as obvious as why the Venus 
de Milo never won the national bowling 
championship. Do you think for a minute 
that in the future a man with a great big 
appetite would even consider courting a girl 
with a big appetite? No, indeed, not when 
there ore sparrow-like eaters running around 
with just as many "points" as the hefty eat- 

From now on the real charm of a maid for 
man will not lie in blue eyes, or dimples, 
or skill at needlepoint, but rather in how 
she tucks away the food when it is placed 
in front of her. 

Just as heiresses hove been warned 
against someone marrying them for their 
money, light-eating girls are cautioned 
"ore you sure that it is you he loves, my 
dear, and not all those ration points you 
hove left each month?" 

Men, of course, will face the same dan- 
ger. The most eligible man in town may 
be the fellow with stomach ulcers. Girls 
who like their food are going to think twice 
before plighting their troth to a man who 
needs 700 or 800 points a day to keep his 
6-foot, 200-pound frame moving around. 
When inquiring into a suitor's background 
parents will care more about the oats he 
has eaten than the ones he has sown. 

The ration plan will result in a thousand 
new songs. Already the slap-happy Mo- 
zorts, Bachs, Beethovens and Wagners of 
Tin Plan Alley are hard at work composing 
immortal songs to the food shortages. Here 
are a few likely titles: "I met a 700-point 
Baby in an A and P-ee Store." "My Heart 
Went on a Riot when I met a Girl On a 
Diet." "My Heart is all A-flutter Over a 
Gal Who doesn't Like Butter." "I Can't 
Ration my Passion for You." 

Just wait and see, there'll be some even 
worse than those. 

As for friendship, the food you serve a 
guest in your home is going to show plainer 
than any of your other actions how much 
you think of him. Give him a dinner that 
cost more points than Notre Dame gets in 
one season and he will think of you ds a true 

On the other hand, give him a dinner 
which his knowing eye will quickly see hasn't 
cost you more than a few measly points 
from your ration book and he will never 
again shake your hand with the same fer- 
vor. For the first time since the founding 
of this country friendships are going to be 
mode and lost over such items as canned 
sifted peas, dried apricots, catsup, and 
noodle soup. 

In the future, ration points will determine 
the great hosts and hostesses of the country. 
Those who are willing to sacrifice all week 
to really give a bang-up dinner on Saturday 
night, and not necessarily the wealthy, will 
be famed entertainers. Already old Nos- 

tradamus Coats con see the society columns. 
A big dinner will be written like this: 
"The highest point dinner of the season 
was given last evening by Mr. and Mrs. Gus 
Riboflavin. Mr. and Mrs. Riboflavin, who 
hod existed on plentiful cereals for a fort- 
night in order to give the 2700-point din- 
ner, were so weak they had to be helped 
to the table at an early hour. The dinner 
started with a 60-point appetizer, was fol- 
lowed by a 200-point clear soup, a 500- 
point entree, and they shot the rest of the 
points on the salad and the dessert." 

Maybe this all sounds far fetched, but 
wait and see. Nostradamus Coats has never 
mode a wrong prediction on general food 
rationing in the United States. 

Cheyenne, Wyoming 

"Hove you ever seen the sunrise 

On the high and rollin' plain? 
Did you ever smell wet sagebrush 
After sudden springtime rain? 
In Wyoming? — Anon. 

I always like to come back to Wyoming. 
It was a stamping ground for many a cow- 
woddie now working at Ryan. Just men- 
tion Wyoming to Frank Walsh, and watch 
his eyes light up like a pawn-shop window. 
Mention it to the Marlotts, Dole Foris, Carl 
Thomas or Frank Kindoll. 

Probably some of you hove never been 
to Wyoming; you really have missed some- 
thing. Shall I tell you a little about it? 
Too late, I'm started now and I'm going to 
finish it. The part of the Wild West that 
remained wild the longest is Wyoming. As 
late as 1909 the cowmen and sheepmen 
of Wyoming were settling their arguments 
with gun play. Around 1913 the citizens 
of Wyo. began to tame down. By 1916 
even the wolves were tamer as in that year 
a wolf was trained to carry the mail. How- 
ever, the women of Wyoming were still a 
little wild in 1919 as at that time a female 
horse thief was arrested near Cheyenne. 

Cheyenne is pronounced Shy-Ann. That 
reminds me, what ever became of Simone 
Simone? . . . President Franklin D. Roosevelt 
visited Wyoming three times during the 
summer of 1936 . . . Nellie Tayloe Ross 
elected Governor of Wyoming in 1925, was 
the first woman Governor of the state. Mrs. 
Ross now has charge of the United States 
Mint; she is the first woman to have that 
job too . . . Tho Wyoming only has a popu- 
lation of 250,000, it's 78 times as large as 
Rhode Island ... In my opinion, Wyoming's 
auto license plate, with a likeness of a cow- 
boy and a bucking bronco on it, is the most 
attractive of all state licenses . . . First auto 
license was not issued in Wyoming until 

In Owen Wister's best seller, "The Vir- 
ginian," it was at Medicine Bow, Wyoming, 
the hero gave utterance to the immortal 
words: "Smile when you soy that." The 
most beautiful town in Wyoming is Laramie, 
seat of the University of Wyoming. Bill 
Nye, the humorist, was once editor of the 
Laramie Boomerang. In 1923, when Mr. 
A. G. Crone arrived from the East to begin 
his duties OS president of the U. of Wyo. he 
was met by over 500 students each riding 
horseback. Silver fox raising is a major 
industry here. 

United States Petroleum No. 3 is in Wyo- 
ming. This is the oil property once known 
as the Teapot Dome. Haven't forgotten 
the Tea Pot Dome scandal, have you? J. C. 
Penny, the chain store magnate, worked as 
a clerk in Kemmerer, Wyo. And started his 
first store there. It was in Kemmerer that 
the principal barroom had a huge sign dis- 
played, reading "Don't buy a drink before 

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Cafeteria News 

by Potsun Panz 

It's orchids to MAUDE ROOT and T. PAR- 
CHEN, the very pleasant third shift workers 
in our cafeteria. Your reporter has been 
unable to find out what the T stands for but 
in any event, we congratulate them on do- 
ing a nice job. 

The big smile on Chef HOMER CHANEY'S 
face is the result of a recent visit from his 
son, Norwood, who is attached to the Naval 
Air Service. VERA BLAKELY is more like 
her old self since she received news from 
her son, Carrol, who is in Italy. RAMOLA 
KILM is the proud possessor of a new home. 
This, plus word that her son, Donald Youse, 
Seaman First Class, is well and safe has 
mode her a very happy person. 

LILLY MAE BARNES tells us she sends 
her copy of Flying Reporter to her husband 
who is stationed with the Second Marines in 
the South Pacific, and he writes her that 
the men read and thoroughly enjoy our ma- 
gazine. We very much appreciate this fine 

Newcomers include STELLA HOLLAND 
COLE. Very cordial greetings to you and 
we hope that you will like our port of the 
Ryan family. 

JUANITA BARNES, our cafeteria golf 
champion, is reported to have shot 1 8 holes 
at the La Mesa course in 92 which is really 

It's hard to believe but nevertheless it's 
true that DAISY COLE, our expert coffee 
maker, is a grandmother and is she proud! 
HELEN DERTH has returned to duty after a 
month's leave of absence, and mighty glad 
we are to see her. 

seeing your baby has shoes." . . . Remem- 
ber old Sheriff Oakley of Kemmerer? Broth- 
er, I do .. . 

On November 9, 1867, John Hardy and 
John Shaughnessy fought 1 26 rounds to a 
draw in Cheyenne. Wyoming has a 60-day 
divorce low. That's only 1 8 days more 
than it takes to get a divorce in Nevada. 
Women getting divorces in Wyoming usually 
spend the necessary 60 days on a dude 
ranch. Cody, Wyoming, was named after 
the famous "Buffalo Bill." Cody hod re- 
ceived his nickname "Buffalo Bill" when he 
chalked up a record of shooting 4,280 bison 
in 1 8 months. 

There is a college sorority convention ban- 
quet being held at the hotel here in Chey- 
enne. In my opinion, 90 per cent of the 
college girls look much better in bobby sox 
and sweaters than they do in evening gowns. 

Cheyenne also has one of the finest air- 
ports in the country. It is directly across the 
pork from the huge grandstand, home of 
the famous Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo. 
I can see a wove of nostalgia hitting the 
"bronc peelers" as I mention this. One 
thing I like about the bars here, liquor is 
not rationed out with an eye-dropper as in 
other states. The bartender pours until his 
fingers ore wet, then he knows the glass is 


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A new idea is to be installed in this col- 
umn which will give everyone of this depart- 
ment a c\\ance to help in writing our col- 
umn. Instead of the usual corn dished out 
by yours truly, the majority of space will be 
composed of six or seven writeups by indi- 
viduals representing each group of Materiol 
Control. All employees are entitled to par- 
ticipate and submit on unusual write-up, 
not exceeding 100 words, about someone or 
some event concerning their group. Let's 
go folks — give out with those stories and 
make our column bigger and better in the 
near future. 

As an example, the following write-ups 
have been submitted for this issue to help 
others in writing for the next issue. 

"And They Lived Happily Ever After" 
By Elsbeth Hoisington 

The slogan of the Canadian Mounted Po- 
lice of "get your man" has been followed by 
HELEN FREY, Material Analyst in Govern- 
ment Reports & Statistics. On July 15, 
Helen was united in marriage to Mr. Richard 
Powers at the Unitarian Church, Dr. Bard 
officiating. Quite a number of relatives 
and friends were present. Helen was dressed 
in a biege suit with harmonizing colors of 
brown and aqua blue and wore a corsage 
of talisman roses. The groom wore a suit 
of dark blue gabardine. Following the cere- 
mony, the guests attended a reception at 
the home of the bride. A gorgeous wed- 
ding cake which was prepared by Helen's 
aunt was served to the guests. Following 
the reception, the happy couple left for 
Green Valley resort for a honeymoon of sev- 
eral days. The personnel of Material Con- 
trol joins in wishing them happiness. 

"Wishful Thinking" by Helen Powers 
Wish I had— 

HAINES' beautiful brown eyes — as much 
PAASKE'S infectious smile — nice manners 
toctful way of putting people at ease — on 
upswept hairdo like MARY WILLIAMSON'S 
(When I put mine up it looks like a bath 
coiffure! ) 

Wish i could — 

Ruffle the serenity of HOWARD ULBERG, 
just once! Out-wisecrack JONESY — buy a 
dress that couldn't possibly be relegated to 
office wear — choose a tie for SMITTY — get 
fruitful ideas like our reporter — play the 

Office Aircroff Terms Glossary 

Going through the hopper — From 10 to 
100 people performing their operation be- 
fore it's your turn to do the same. 

A good deal — On the beam, in the groove, 
or you've got something there. 

Paper work artist — One who con moke 
much of nothing. 

Crud — Anything for which there is no ex- 

It smells — Anything that does not agree 
with your opinion. 

It's being worked on — Something you for- 
got to do. 

A hot deal — The kind of deal that always 
comes up when you are behind in your reg- 
ular work. 

Your reporter has been requested to con- 
vey the thanks and appreciation of HELEN 
and RICHARD POWERS for the beautiful 
wedding gifts presented to them by this de- 

Farewells — 

Mrs. CLEO McCUBBIN is leaving our 
group August 12 and will be greatly missed 
by us all. Cleo's husband received a phy- 
sical discharge from the Navy and they 
are to return to Hot Springs, Arkansas, for 
his health. Cleo says she has enjoyed her 
year and o half at Ryan and really hates 
to soy goodbye to her many friends so she 
will just say "I'll be seeing you" as she may 
be bock one of these days. 

R. S. SMTH, Supervisor of Manifold Ma- 
terial Control, is enjoying a two-weeks vaca- 
tion studying the beauties of noture in Yose- 
mite National Pork with Mrs. Smith. It 

looks like instead of Smitty, the beach- 
comber, it will be Smitty, the backwoodsman. 

Hoots & Toots from Night Owls — 
By Elizabeth Mitchell 

We of the night shift have been wonder- 
ing about those gentlemen who have been 
seen smoking Missouri Meerschaums. MR. 
SWENSON have been sporting fancy new 
10c corn cob pipes filled with 30c tobacco. 
This combination has us all baffled, unless 
it is because DORCUS MANFULL prefers 
pipes to cigars. 

A birthday coke decorated with roses for 
trimmings and the inscription POLLY AN- 
DERSON (?) is another question we would 
like to hove clarified. This cake marked 
another milestone for Polly and a treat for 
Material Control's personnel on Polly's birth- 
day. Pretty Polly, please tell us if a new 
name is represented by that question mark 
OS JACK GOODMAN and his curiosity has 
the rest of us wondering. 

We are all glad to have ANDREW BREU- 
ER back with us after his long absence. We 
really missed him. 

New recruits joining our ranks are in- 
deed welcome and we hope DORIS FULLER, 
SON and CARL HOPKINS of Purchased 
Parts, ROBT. PACE, of Gov. Reports and 
of the Aluminum Group will like their new 
jobs and their fellow night owls. 

Those who ore leaving us are going to 
be missed and we all join in saying goodbye 
and good luck to — 

JANE WINTERS leaving to join her hus- 
band who has returned from England and 
is waiting in New York City. CLARA BO- 
NARDI is being transferred to Receiving — 
first shift. JACK GOODMAN transferring 
to the daylight shift with the Purchased 
Parts group. 

— 24 — 

Carl "Jack's Beanstolk" Coverston really 
pulled good one. Even though the joke 
was on me, it showed quick thinking end 
deserves a place in this column. I was in 
Carl's way when he tried to unlock a cabi- 
net. When he asked me to move aside I 
stuck my little short fat neck out a foot and 
asked him in return why he didn't go around. 
He quipped, "I can't — I've only got an "A" 
cord!" Next time I pass him in the aisle, 
I'm going to jump up and bite him on the 

Riddle: Why is BERNARD BERNES like a 
pair of old suspenders? 

Answer; Because the snap's all gone! 

When I want some salt, I want it to pour 
Is the name of this verse about LEONARD 

So Leonard proceded to shake and shake 
And what did the shaker do, but break. 
Then he gathered o handful from the 

little pile 
And salted his food in excellent style. 
If you're shocked and think he should 

I'm a witness that it was on accident' 

AL CROOKS is beginning to label the 
members of the steno pool. Best nickname 
so for is "Slim Jim" for CLARISSA RIDDLE. 
GENEVIEVE DURHAM was recently trans- 
ferred to the lob and we were just getting 
ready to nickname her too. I You know 
what'. Before she was married, her name 
was Gunn and her nickname Bee-Bee. She 
would marry a fellow named Durhom!! We 
miss Genevieve but we know she'll mix even 
better down there than she did up here. 
She's going in the Chemistry dept., that's 
why! We've even nicknamed a brand new 
member of our group, Mr. HANCE. How do 
you like "Fancy Hance"? 

The fellows in the department accused 
LEM KOHLI of having lipstick on his collar 
but Lem wants everybody to know the truth: 
It seems he hod his white shirt washed along 
with a red sport shirt, or maybe it was o 
po'r of maroon socks and that's his story. 
P. S. Have you heard that Lem Kohli hod 
lipstick on his collar? 

We're planning another one of those 
beach parties. This will be No. 3, I believe. 
This time we hope to have Drew Allen, now 
of the Marine Corps, as guest of honor if 
LLOYD drags him there. as he promises. He 
was the best baseball player we hod anyway. 
Wives, children, girl-friends, bov-friends 
and dogs cordially invited os usual. 

Speaking of Hats . . 

That Ryan women are endowed with 
a remarkable sense of humor wos never 
more ably demonstrated than when the 
new safety ruling on women's cops went 
into effect. 

Our first inkling of their hidden 
literary and artistic humor came in a 
petition signed by twenty-five members 
of Sub-Assembly requesting that, due 
to the painful injuries recently suffered 
by people getting their tresses caught 
in moving machinery, Bill Billings be 
required to wear a safety cap to protect 
his hair when going through the foctory. 

If we hadn't known better, we might 
have thought that Bill belonged to the 
musicians' school of hoircuts. But 
knowing the condition and giving the 
matter serious consideration, we de- 
cided to sign the petition, too. For if 
Bill Billings has a hair, we, too, would 
hate to see him lose it. 

Jovial Bill, not to be outdone, came 
back with a treatise on the value of 
hair, but concluded that he now realized 
that if a man has no hair, there is no 
reason for him to try to cover it up 
with a hat. 

Well that was just the start. 

A few days later an inter-department 
letter, purportedly written by Ernie 
Moore, but evidently devised by the 
girls in Manifold, was brought to our 
attention. The subject . . . Suggested 
Types of Caps for Women. The letter 
opened, "In an effort that caps for 
women may be as pleasing as possible, 
the following types are sketched." Evi- 
dently Ryan women were to select their 
model according to their own individual 
personality, or their age or their home 
state. A modest P. S. to the letter said, 
"This lacks three things — artistic obil- 
■ity, good taste and common sense." 

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Suiing Shift 
Band Starts 

The embryo Ryan swing shift dance bond 
had a rehearsal Sunday morning, July 30, 
with six members present. This was the 
second of the rehearsals which started a 
short time ago, and which will be continued 

Those present July 30 were Don D'Agos- 
tino, leader; Joyce Larsen, Bob Follette, 
Jerry Skloar, Clayton Pond and Martin Bald- 

D'Agostino states that more musicians ore 
wanted at once, including one bass player, 
one trumpet player, four sax men, two trom- 
bone players and one guitar player. Pros- 
pective members should leave their names 
with Employee Service Department, Marty 
Baldwin in Sheetmetal Toolcrib or Buck 
Kelly, night superintendent. 

Plans call for a large band if sufficient 
men can be obtained, and a number of play- 
ing engagements are anticipated. 

Several of those who originally signed up 
hove not been present at rehearsals, and are 
advised that they will be eliminated from 
the lineup if absences continue. 

It's up to you to keep the fire en- 
gines away from the factory. Sure 
your company has fire insurance — 
lots of it. But that's not the point. 
You can't make airplanes with 
money. You make them with ma- 
chines and tools. 

So, use extra precaution against 

Don't smoke in prohibited areas. 

Dispose of cigarette butts with 
special care. 

Don't occumulate piles of waste 
materials of any kind. Oily rags 
or waste are especially susceptible to 
spontaneous combustion. 

Fires are respectors of cleanliness, 
orderliness and good maintenance. 
They ore respectors of thoughtful 
and intelligent workers. They are 
respectors of good fire protection. 
Let's all work together to keep the 
fire engines away from our factory. 

Huiards made For 
Sliop Suggestions 

At the Shop Suggestion Award Meeting 
held on Saturday, July 8th, Douglas Jones, 
head of the Ryan Aeronautical Company's 
newly established Patent Department, dis- 
cussed in some detail how the company is 
now equipped to assist employees in the de- 
velopment of their inventions and explained 
the exact terms of the Ryan Employee Pat- 
ent Plon. 

The following people were presented 
awards for shop suggestions; 


J. W. Chess Manifold Assembly 

G. E. Christian Manifold 

Joseph LeRoy Conklin Final Assembly 

James B. Lloyd Drop Hammer 

W. B. Powell Manifold Dispatching 

Irving A. Price Tool Control 

F. M. Stevens Machine Shop 

C. W. Terry Engineering 

Mrs. D. M. Wright Manifold Dispatching 


Jock N. Field Drop Hammer 

R. M. Gonzales .Manifold 

Richard Harlan Manifold Development 

Brittinia Lapoze Small Ports 

Frank Mix Sheet Metal Assembly 

M. A. Schwerin Tooling 

Henry U. Williams Hydro-Press 


Roy W. Bingham Manifold Assembly 

Mrs. F. M. Brown Finishing 

W. W. Donyluk Tooling 

E. M. Ebbs Stock Room 

Dexter E. Eddy Manifold Pre-Jig 

Orvol N. Hall Sheet Metal 

Gordon S. McCoy ..Tool Room 

Verne C. Madison Manifold Assembly 

E. J. Morrow Sub-Assembly 

N. F. Newton Machine Shop 

Demeter Oprian Manifold Assembly 

Harold Peif... .Sheet Metal Cutting & Routing 

D. R. Stegmuller Sheet Metal Fabrication 

Fred S. Stewart Tooling 


Austin Freeman Tool Room 

F. W. Jennings Tool Room 

D. L. Jervey Template Making 

Gerald W. Lowe Lofting 

Donald E. Lumley Manifold Assembly 

Glenn E. Murphy Sub-Assembly 

C. C. Ryker Stainless Steel 

T. Aubrey Smith Tooling Inspection 

R. G. Stockwel! Machine Shop 

George E. Voughon Material Control 

Stanley Wilkinson Process Inspection 

H. W. Graham Tool Room 


All discharged veterans of World 
War II now employed at Ryan are 
being listed by the company. If you 
are a veteran, please write your name, 
department, badge number, and shift 
on a slip of paper, and send it in the 
inter-department mail to Frank Saye, 
Industrial Relations Department. 

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Recreational Director, Paul Tedford 

The Score Board 

The Ryon All Stars have lost their last 
two games by scores of 10-9 and 5-4. The 
loss of four ball players to Uncle Sam, plus 
the inability to hit with men on bases, has 
been too great a handicap for the talent 
on hand to overcome. 

The Club has won 1 and lost 6 for both 
rounds of the Summer League with one more 
game to be played with Wensloff's All Stars 
who are on top of the league. 

The games during the season have been 
well attended and except for one or two 
games have all been excellent entertainment 
for the fans. 

Ryan Icb Skating 

For the benefit of swing shift industrial 
workers, ice skating has been resumed at 
the Glacier Gardens directly after work on 
Monday and Wednesday from midnight to 
3:30 0. m. The rink is located at 175 South 
Eighth Avenue. Ryan had more than I 5 
skaters interested in the sport last winter, 
and at least that many employees ore ex- 
pected to turn out again. Consolidated, 
Solar and Rohr also have been invited to 
join the ice skating parties. 

Girls Softball 

Managed by Dean Hoffman of Wing As- 
sembly, the Ryan girls won two of their first 
three starts in a Softball league sponsored 
by the Son Diego city recreation depart- 

After dropping their first gome to River- 
lawn, 9-8, the Ryonettes trimmed Solar's 
girls, 3-2, and then won a forfeit from the 
Convair Stumblebums. 

Riverlawn scored two runs in the extra- 
inning eighth to win at Golden Hill Wednes- 
day evening, July 12. Eight errors led to 
the downfall of Ryan — one of the miscues 
coming in the fatal eighth. 

Helen Schwenecker was the shining light 
at bat for Ryan with two ringing hits in four 
times up, Cecilia Miromontes, shortstop, 
made up for some bobbles in the infield with 
two singles. 

Mabel Aldahl yielded only six hits, while 
Ryan nicked the Riverlawn chucker for eight. 

Cleo Runner made her debut as a Ryan 
pitcher in the second gome and defeated 
Solar 3-2 in a fast gome at Horace Mann 
before a large crowd. Connie Davis, third 
baseman who caught for the Ryan girls in 
the absence of Goldie Hartsell, scored the 
winning run in the fifth when Solar attempt- 
ed to turn a line drive into a double play 
and threw for the runner to the plate too 
late to catch the fleet Davis. 

Martha Takes Second 

Industrial Tennis Winners 

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Left to right, Carmack Berryman of Ryan, Bill Bond of Consolidated, Jock Folsom of 
Rohr and Howard Smith of Ryan. Berryman and Bond won the men's doubles and 
Folsom the men's singles. 

— 26 — 

Martha Jones of Ryan, left, congratu- 
lates Lois Olsen of Consolidated after 
latter won women's singles title in In- 
dustrial tennis tournament at North 
Park courts Sunday, July 23. 

Golf ileius 

Ryan golfers ore reminded they have un- 
til Monday, September 4, to turn in their 
score cards in the annual 72-hole tourna- 
ment. They should be left with Paul C. Ted- 
ford, recreation director, in Employee Ser- 

The tournament is being played on three 
courses — 18 holes at La Mesa, 18 holes at 
Emerald Hills and 36 holes at La Jolla. 

M. M. Clancy, golf commissioner, reports 
considerable interest in the tournament. 
Identical prizes will be awarded for low 
gross and low net. First award will be a S25 
war bond. 

"Choose your foursomes as soon as pos- 
sible. Let's hove a big turnout for this tour- 
nament," Clancy said. 


Carmack Berryman of Ryan and Bill Bond 
of Consolidated defeated Howard Smith of 
Ryan and Jock Folsom of Rohr for the men's 
doubles championship in the annual Indus- 
trial tennis tournament on the North Park 
courts Sunday, July 23. Folsom won the 
men's singles crown from Smith, 6-2, 6-S, 
7-5. Honors in women's singles went to 
Lois Olsen of Consolidated, who defeated 
Martha Jones of Ryan in the finals, 6-2, 
2-6, 6-3. Handsome trophies were award- 
ed in each division. They were donated by 
all the aircraft companies. 

"What s My Batting Average? " 

Leff to right, Lloyd Huffstutter, Leo Fundoro, Manager Cormack Berrymon, Howard 
Smith, Jacic Phillips and Bob Smith of Ryan Receiving team inspect scorebook after 
recent Softball gome in SB league. 


Three Ryan men and two Ryan women 
each won a $25 war bond, donated by Em- 
ployee Service Department, for finishing 
among the "first five" during all-Ryan 
Night of the current Head-Pin Tournament 
at the Tower Bowl Saturday, July 29. 

Charles LeClare paced the Ryan entrants 
with 310 pins out of a possible three-game 
series of 360. George Dew, 286, and Rudy 
Riesz, 285, were the other men who won. 

Nan Nader was high for the Ryan women 
with a score of 270, followed by Enid Lar- 
sen's 234. 

LeClore's 310 score may qualify him for 
a prize donated by Tower Bowl for the 
Head-Pin Tournament which closes Sep- 
tember 3. 

■ l!V 

men's Softball 

With a record of five wins against a lone 
defeat, Newell Carlton's Ryan All-Stars cap- 
tured the first round title in the Men's A 
Softball league. 

As long as "Speedy" Cole is on the firing 
line, the All-Stars stand an excellent chance 
of winning the second round, too. Manager 
Carlton believes. He has strengthened his 
lineup for the second round. 

Cormack Berrymon has token over as 
manager of Ryan Receiving in the BB league 
for the second round. He has signed some 
new players and hopes to end the club's los- 
ing streak. Don Walker, Softball commis- 
sioner, will continue as manager of Ryan 
Tooling in the BB league. 

Ryan will be represented in the B league 
for the first time. The Shippers, managed 
by Paul Eraser, will be the representative. 
They held their first practice game with 
Arden Forms at Stockton Field Friday, July 
28, in preparation for the second round of 
league ploy. 

Most notable of the Nite Hawks' victories 
in the Swing shift industrial league was a 
I -0 shutout Frank Lightfoot hurled against 
Rohr on Thursday morning, July I 3. Light- 
foot's double, following Joe Woggner's sin- 
gle and stolen base in the eighth inning, won 
the gome. Lightfoot was in rare form, fan- 
ning eight and yielding only one hit. He 
mowed down the opposition I -2-3 after the 
first Rohr man up singled. 


Second Shift 

By Charles A. Carlson 

The Ryan Nitehawks kept their slate 
clean, as far as the post three weeks were 
concerned, by winning all four games. One 
of these was a practice game, and the other 
three league gomes, one of which was won 
on a forfeit from Consolidated "Primary 

The game played with Rohr at Golden 
Hill, July 13, was undoubtedly the best of 
the year in this league, and as good as any 
played in the city — they just don't come any 

The Rohr lead-off man singled to left 
field for the only hit his team got from 
Frank Lightfoot, Nitehov/k pitching star. 
Besides allowing only one hit, Frank gave 
just two bases on balls. His team-mates 
played faultlessly afield. 

Walt Anderson, hurler for the Rohr team, 
did almost as well. He had a no-hit game 
until the final inning. In this inning, Joe 
Waggner, Nitehowk second baseman, sin- 
gled to right and advanced to second on 
a wild pitch. Then with two down, Frank 
helped to win his own boll gome by hitting 
safely to left, scoring Joe with the winning 

This winds up the league season and the 
Nitehawks record is four wins and three 
losses to finish in third place. 

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(Continued from page 7) 

After boot camp he was sent to machinist 
school at Norfolk, Virginia, where he got 
thorough training in the care and feeding 
of all kinds of machine tools. Then he was 
put in charge of the machine shop on on 
ammunition transport which took him 
through the Panama Canal sixteen times and 
to the Philippines twice. 

Ten months before he was discharged 
from the Navy he married his hometown 
sweetheart, who had moved to Albany, Ore- 
gon, and whom he hod continued to court 
by moil. They decided that they'd set up 
housekeeping wherever he happened to be 
when the Navy turned him loose. That 
proved to be San Diego. 

At first they weren't enthusiastic about 
California. It looked brown and dusty that 
dry summer of 1939. But Don browsed 
around Son Diego for several days, inquiring 
about various jobs, and finally took one with 
Ryan. Since then both he and Mrs. Miles 
hove grown considerably happier about our 

Don did well at Ryan from the very start. 
He began in the Machine Shop on the night 
shift, was transferred to days after two 
months, and became o leadman when he 
had been here less than a year. He moved 
up to assistant foreman in July, 1942, and 
when Clarence Hunt left a few weeks ago 
Don was boosted into the driver's seat. 

"Mr. Hunt was a mighty smart man," 
Don says soberly. "If I can just keep things 
running along as smoothly as he did, I'll be 
satisfied. The only innovation I've put in 
is to hove weekly conferences with the lead- 
men, which may help us work our woy out 
of a couple of problems thot have come 
up lately." 

Don isn't the only member of his family 
who has worked at Ryan. His 72-year-old 
father come out here from Colorado recent- 
ly on vocation, and decided to pitch in at 
the factory instead of relaxing. He worked 
for two months in Manifold Small Ports. 
Likewise, Don's brother Bob formerly worked 
here in Machine Shop and in Tooling, but is 
now in the Army Air Forces. Incidentally, 
it's fortunate that the Miles family isn't 
superstitious. Don's father was born on 

January 13; Don himself was born February 
13; and his young daughter Diane was born 
on Friday the 13th of March, 1942. 

Machinery is still Don's hobby as well as 
his job. He has a small machine shop at 
home where he makes furniture, repairs all 
the household equipment, overhauls the 
family cor, and tinkers with anything else 
that strikes his fancy. 

At 28, Don is one of Ryan's youngest 
foremen. Some day he hopes to open a lit- 
tle machine shop of his own. But in the 
meantime he's doing mighty well right here 
at Ryan — in spite of the fact that he looks 
more like o poet than o machinist! 

Houi to Become o ''Champion" Bouuler 

With the bowling season at the half-way 
mark, competition is becoming quite keen 
among the various league teams through- 
out the Company. For those who might as- 
pire to the title "Most Unpopular Man. on 
the Team," we offer below the Marquis of 
Razzberry Rules for bowlers: 

I . After picking out the best ball, run 
and stand in front of your favorite alley, 
thus giving no one a chance to bowl there. 

2. Before throwing the ball, have your 
captain coll the attention of oil bowlers to 
your perfect stance. 

3. If you moke a strike, look around and 
show a big smile. 

4. If you make two strikes, calmly walk 
over and chalk it up, being very careful not 
to smile this time. 

5. If you make three strikes in a row, 
nonchalantly light a cigarette; even if you 
don't smoke, light one anyhow. 

6. If you throw the ball in the gutter, 
grab your leg quickly and limp to the bench, 
growling something about slippery shoes or 
the bad breaks. 

7. If you get a railroad, study the situ- 
ation carefully, meanwhile thinking of the 

good time you had on your vocation. After 
you are sure you formed a good impression, 
try and make it. 

8. If you have a low score, tell the cap- 
tain confidentially that you did it for the 
purpose of getting a bigger handicap. If 
you haven't your own bowling shoes or if 
you haven't your own boll, remember these 
are also good excuses for low scores. 

'9. If a bowler on the opposing team 
makes a bum shot, lough as loudly as pos- 
sible and attract everybody's attention. 

10. If your opponent mokes a strike, al- 
ways lough and talk about horseshoes and 
four-leaf clovers. 

1 1 . Never give the other bowlers any 
credit. Always talk about how funny they 
throw the boll. Or if they go over the foul 
line, ask them if they intend to walk all the 
way or only half way. 

13. If you miss an easy spore, laugh and 
say you tried something new. 

14. If your team lost the lost gome, point 
to the fellow who mode a couple of bum 
shots and yell: "You're the guy who lost 
the gome." This will restore his confidence 
and he will appreciate your calling the mat- 
ter to his attention. 

Ryan Shouu Set for 
llugust 2B and 27 

With rehearsals taking place doily at Rot- 
liff's Bollroom, the Ryan employees musical 
show is rapidly rounding into shape. 
Beautiful girls, sparkling music, and uproari- 
ous comedy are the prime ingredients of the 
revue, titled "We Like It This Way" and 
based on life in the Ryan plant. 

Dorcas Cochran, well-known Hollywood 
movie writer and producer, wrote the script 
for the show as well as original music for 
the dance numbers. On vocation between 
movie studio contracts, she was signed by 
Ryan to come to Son Diego ond direct re- 
hearsals. Miss Cochron has been writing 
comedy and musical scripts for Paramount, 
Universol, Twentieth Century-Fox and other 
major studios for the post five years. Pre- 
viously she was vocal coach for Alice Faye 
and Tony Martin, and earlier was producer 
of amateur shows for little theater groups 
in Hollywood. 

Miss Cochran is being assisted by Eula 
Huff, professional donee director whose 
background includes numerous European 
tours; Frank Curron, former owner of circus 
and theatrical troupes in Asia; and Al Pol- 
homus, whose all-girl orchestra is tentatively 
scheduled to ploy for the Ryan show. Other 
special music will be presented by the Ryan 
choral group, organized by Russ Nordlund 
and directed by El Berry, 

One unique feature of "We Like It This 
Way" is that it gives a moment in the lime- 
light to every individual in the group, even 
each chorus girl, by providing brief speaking 
ports for everyone. 


Rolling up 32 wins against 12 losses, 
Woodshop and Jigs & Fixtures are tied for 
the lead in the Ryan Summer Bowling 
league, following the eleventh week of com- 
petition at the Tower Bowl. 

Individual gome honors went to Danyluk 
with a score of 209. Brown compiled the 
high individuol series of 529. Jigs Gr Fixtures 
rolled the high team game of 873 and 
Woodshop the high team series of 2299. 

In the tenth week of competition, Austin 
won individuol gome honors with a score 
of 222. He also sported the high individual 
series of 615. The Tool Room five scored 
the high teom game of 899 and also the 
high team series of 2356 pins. 


Won Lost 

Jigs and Fixtures 32 12 

Contract Engineering 31 ]3 

Toil Winds 30 14 

Pin Topplers 30 14 

Sliipping 29 15 

Putt Putts 27 17 

Tool Room 26 18 

Experimental 25 19 

Plant Engineers 25 19 

Laboratory 24 20 

Maintenance '. 23 21 

Pin Savers 22 22 

Production Control 19 25 

'^ocs 16 28 

Low I. Q 15 29 

Fliglnt Test n 33 

Live Five 10 34 

Shipperettes 6 38 

Manifold Engineering 6 38 

Paul Tedford, former national light- 
heavyweight champ, who is now direc- 
tor of recreation at Ryan, 

noted nthlete to 
Guide Our Recreation 

Paul Tedford, nationally-known amateur 
and professional athlete, has been oppointed 
recreation director of the Rvon Aeronautical 

At Boston University Tedford was a letter- 
man in football, bosketball, track, baseball 
and boxing. He won the notional intercolle- 
giate light-heavyweight boxing champion- 
ship OS a freshman, sophomore and junior, 
and twice knocked out the Olympic Gomes 
light-heavyweight champion in exhibition 
bouts. He was never beoten in his entire 
ring career of 287 bouts. 

Tedford left college in the middle of his 
junior year to accept o professional contract 
in Class AA baseball. He pitched two sea- 
sons for St. Paul, winning 35 games, ond 
had been offered a contract with the De- 
troit Tigers when he decided to retire from 
professional sports because of distaste for 
continuous traveling. 

Turning to newspaper work, Tedford be- 
came sports editor of a smoll New England 
daily paper, and wrote sports columns which 
soon were being syndicated by seven news- 
papers in that region. For seven years he 
continued in newspaper work, both in the 
business and editorial fields. In 1943 he 
came to San Diego and became publicity 
director of the San Diego Club, o position 
which he held until joining Ryan. 

Keep the blue star in your service flag 
from being changed to gold. Your blood in 
the form of plasma will save a man from 
certain death. Don't delay making your 
appointment — called Franklin 7704 now. 


Above are shown some fact-ory supervisors at work laying out templates after finishing their own day's work. They did this for 
severol weeks just because they were eager to help break a foctory bottleneck. 

n message From The Nauy 


As loyal members of the great force which has been mobilized to supply our "FIGHT- 
ING NAVY" with the ships and planes end guns needed on the fighting fronts, I feel you 
ore entitled to a frank statement from that Navy as to what are your future prospects and 
obligations. To put it in one word — it is WORK — and more WORK. 

The Navy's production program is still increasing. The last six months of 1944 will 
show an increase in production of approximately 10% over the first six months of 1944, 
and the program for the first six months of 1945 will be approximately 3% greater than 
the first six months of 1944. At the present time, we are short some thirty thousand work- 
ers in the naval establishments, principally on the Pacific coast. We expect this production 
program will be carried out, and it is not expected that the ending of the war in Europe 
during this period will affect this program. Our battle of production will end only with the 
defeat of Japan. 

This means that for the next year the Navy must rely upon the civilian employees of 
its own Naval establishments and upon the workers in the private plants and shipyards or 
Navy suppliers throughout the country to keep our Pacific operations going at top speed; 
OS we approach nearer and nearer Japan, the tempo will increase and the necessity for more 
and more supplies available at the proper place and time will become more and more vital 
to our success. We therefore call upon all such employees, regardless of peace talk and 
developments in Europe, to stick on their jobs — back up the Navy — and prepare it to pour 
on the Japanese the cumulative power of our fleet and our production lines — so that the 
fleet will be effective and our soldiers and sailors will have the necessary arms and ammuni- 
tion to take an instant advantage of the opportunities which will be presented to shorten 
this war. 

While our over all demands will show little if any material decrease — there will of 
course be some terminations and here and there cutbacks based upon the changing war 
conditions. Based upon the program for the year ahead as we now see it, there should be 
just as many workers employed on the Navy production program a year from now as there 
are at the present time. The Navy depends upon you — we know you will not fail." 

Under Secretary of the Navy 

Bosses Ulorh at 
Factory Benches 

When a bottleneck developed recently in 
Template Cutting, some of Ryan's factory 
supervisors were so eager to break it that 
they rolled up their sleeves and pitched in 
to lay out templates for several hours each 
evening after their own day's work was done. 
For several weeks a group of assorted fore- 
men, assistont foremen and other factory 
managers showed up in Template Making 
around 4:30 or 5 o'clock and worked at the 
benches for three or four hours. 

Some of these men hadn't manned a fac- 
tory workbench for years, but they seemed 
to enjoy doing this job. "The work helped 
speed along a project we were mighty in- 
terested in," one of them said. "And it was 
fun, because we were all friends and we en- 
joyed working together." 

Those who gave up their evenings to 
break the bottleneck included HOWARD 
the night shift men, WALTER STRINGER 
and AL TARIO, also got into the spirit of 
the drive — they began coming to the fac- 
tory around 1 p.m. and cutting templates 
until their own shift began at 4. 

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The June 24th Department 

Irene Clayton looks on while L. A. Martin, seated, pins a one-year pin on H. E. Raw- 
lings and vice verso. 

Euerybodv Pins Pins on EuErybDifv 

Actually this is the Safety Department, 
but it might very well be called the June 
24th department. One year ago this last 
June 24th, L. A. Martin, Safety engineer, 
and H. E. Rawlings employed as a produc- 
tion control dispatcher, joined the Ryan 
forces. They took their physicals together 
and sat in the same induction class, but 
once within the plant their ways separated. 

As the factory grew and the duties of 
safety engineering broadened, the need for 

Sheet Metal Shorts 

by Marge Best 

Well, Folks, this is our first article under 
our new Flying Reporter Editor. We hope 
she likes working with us half as much as I 
know we are going to enjoy working with 

Sheet Metal Department is really torn up 
right now. Department I seems to be pretty 
stabilized and settled down, but Department 
3 is still scattered over a forty-acre field. 
Some of that department is even out in the 
courtyard. To eliminate the dangers of 
sunburn they just up and mode themselves 
some sunbonnets out of paper, and real cute 
they were too. Some of them hod various 
decorations, from every color point they 
could find in the department to big blue 
ribbons. They are certainly making the 
best of their outdoor work, even to the point 
of having a picnic out there one noon. 
HAROLD WALL was to be guest of honor 

a safety inspector arose. Rawlings heard 
about it and applied for the job. Last month 
he took up his new duties with Mr. Martin. 
Work was still stacking up and it was 
decided to add a secretary to the staff. 
You guessed it — Irene Clayton joined the 
ranks on June 24, 1944. That's why it was 
a bit of the unusual when Rawlings pinned 
a one-year service pin on Martin and Mar- 
tin pinned another on Rawlings at the three- 
party celebration this month. 

but JIMMIE FITZGERALD had to take his 
place. ( It seems troop movements detained 
Harold's return trip from his vacation!! 
When Harold did finally make it bock from 
his EXTENDED vacation every one of his 
women employees expected the worst — that 
Harold hod token the fatal step and gotten 
hitched while he was gone. Harold swears 
he is still single but he has the look of the 
cat that swallowed the canary all the time 
and that is what Con-fuses us! 

are all back to work after their various 

The girls in Department 3 gave GERRY 
HARGRAVES a handkerchief shower before 
they left us last week. Gerry was also given 
a shower for the "whats-its" that go with 
the patter of little feet. Eleanor is going 
back to Missouri, Mary is returning to Ar- 
kansas and Gerry is going home to Nebras- 
ka. A gift was also given to KAY CLOSSER 
before she left last week. 

The foremen on first shift all have their 

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Digs From Jigs 

by Art and Pete 

Flash! PETE HAYWORTH bowls a 200 
game! Date: July 13, 1944. Time: 8:51 Vz 
P. M. Place: Tower Bowl. Reoson: Not 
known. After trying for the past two years 
to bowl 200 or over, Pete finally broke the 
ice. Nice work, Pete, but don't let us down, 
keep it up. 

We would also like to make mention of 
other 200 games. BILL DANYLUK with 
209, CHARLEY RICE an even 200. Nice 

AUSTIN FREEMAN really went to town 
on July 20. He came home with high game 
of 222 and high series of 615. Boy, was he 
hot. Austin tried a new style bowling several 
weeks ago and it seems he was quite con- 
fident of cleoning up on some small wagers. 

On vocation since the last issue were 
TRICK and CLARK. Ferguson had as his 
guests his mother and father from Tennes- 
see. Gilles, Kirkpatrick and Clark styled close 
to home. Schmitz took a nice trip to Salt 
Lake and Pinedale, Wyoming. 

Wonder why BILL BILLINGS, the Ryan 
All-Star manager, doesn't look over the 
rookie pitchers during the lunch and rest 
period, just outside Final Assembly building. 

The following people spent a very enjoy- 
able evening at the Bostonio Nite Club. A 
large table was reserved for: Mr. and Mrs. 
Mr. and Mrs. JOE DE BATE, Mr. and Mrs. 
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. HAYWORTH and Mr. 
and Mrs. JEWEL KOLB. The occasion hon- 
ored Mr. Kolb who was leaving for the Army 
Air Forces the following Monday. The de- 
partment wishes him the best of luck. 

Coming to us from Final Assembly — 
CYRIL SHEA, and from the Tool Room in 
our other building, EVERETT BALDRIDGE. 
D. R. DIXON from Mechanical Maintenance. 

HARRY GRAHAM is wearing o Bronze 
Star Suggestion Award. It takes 500 points 
to receive this award and there are only two 
of these stars in the plant. So our hats ore 
off to you, Horry. Nice work. 

Rex Pearson, AMM 2c USN, husband of 
our clerk, BILLIE PEARSON, left July 18 for 
parts unknown. We wish him safe journey 
and good luck. 

Would you think a fellow could be so in- 
terested in playing ball that he missed out 
on renting a house? Ask Mrs. ART BEHM. 
She will give you the lowdown on this fellow. 

clerks now. Introducing to you MILLIE 

RICE in Dept. 2. I mentioned lost time 
that it is MARTHA WILSON in Dept. 3 and 
DORIS CROW in Dept. 1. The girls are all 
bustling around busy as bees, and the fore- 
men are as proud as punch. The girls are 
working together beautifully and we know 
you will enjoy working with them. 

We are all watching the installation of 
the new machine in front of the Sheet Metal 
Office with great interest. No one seems 
to know just what it is going to do. The 
bets are laid that it will do almost anything, 
from baling hay to turning out baby car- 
riages or it might even bob your hair. 

You folks just get busy next time and 
turn me in some news. We've got to keep 
this column represented. 

'W^i<!i;^ ^00^7 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 


1. Use a clear vinegar of 5% ac'dity. Use light-colored vinegar to keep pickles 
light in color. 

2. If cucumbers are mature, peel them. 

3. In covering and v/eighting pickles, use a container, cover, and weight of o ma- 
terial that will not react with the brine or the acid. Crockery, porcelain, wood, 
and glass are suggested; do not use aluminum, iron, zinc (galvanized metal) 
copper, brick, or stone. 

4. In cooking pickles, avoid using or\ iron, galvanized, or copper container. 

5. Jars with glass lids are recommended for sealing pickles. Do not use a porce- 
lain-lined zinc screw cap. 

6. As a possible substitute for 1 piece of stick cinnamon, 3 inches long, use 1 
dried chili tepine. 

7. Avoid cooking relishes and spreads too dry. 

8. To process and seal: 

Pickles and relishes of finely divided pieces are processed in a boiling water 
bath. Pint jars are recommended. While the product is still boiling hot, place in 
sterilized jars. Fill pint jars to within V4 inch of top, quart jars to within Va inch 
of top. If glass lids ore used, partly sea! the jars. Completely seal jars that hove 
metal disks for lids. Process jars for 20 minutes in the boiling water bath. Finish 
sealing jars having glass lids. 

For other pickles that are sealed hot, invert immediately after sealing for two 
or three minutes or longer if glass lids are used. Or, pack hot leaving 'A inch head- 
space in pint jars, V2 inch in quart jars, and process in boiling water bath for 5 min- 
utes, sealing according to the type of lid directed above for processing relishes. 

9. Be sure fruits and vegetables ore well covered with the pickling liquid during 
storage and after the jar is opened. Save pickle juice for making salad dressing and 
for basting meats. 

10. Store opened jars of pickles or relish in the refrigerator. 


4 quarts sliced small cucumbers 
1 quart sliced onions 

Soak in cold water overnight. Bring to boil the 
following mixture: 

1 quart pickling vinegar 

2 cups sugar 

2 teaspoons celery seed 

2 teaspoons turmeric, if available 

1 teaspoon ground mustard 

V2 cup sack salt 

Pour mixture over cucumbers and let stand one 
hour. Boil for 3 minutes. While hot put in 
sterilized jars and seal. 


4 pounds rind (4 quorts) 
2/3 cup sack salt 
6 cups cold water 

Trim off outer green and inner pink of water- 
melon. Cut into two- inch segments. Dissolve 
the salt in the water. Soak the prepared rind in 
this solution for 24 hours— using a crockery, 
enamel or glass container. Drain. Cover with 
cold water. Leave rind in cold water 6 to 1 2 
hours. Drain. Boil in clear water to cover for I 
hour. Drain. Cook In sirup I hour. 


2 cups white sugar 

2 cups vinegar 

2 cups water 

Spices tied in a bog: 

24 cloves 

1 stick cinnamon — 2 inches long 

1 piece ginger root — 1 inch long 

1 tablespoon coriander seeds 

Boil all ingredients five minutes and then add 
rind. Pack into sterilized jars. Cover with boiling 

sirup. Seal. 

CATSUP (4 points) 

IS pounds tomatoes, or 7 quarts of puree 

3 tablespoons salt 
2/3 cups sugar 

1 tablespoon paprika 
V4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 

1 tablespoon dry mustard blended with a little 
of the juice to prevent lumping 

Tie seasonings in a bag: 

1 tablespoon whole black peppers 
1 tablespoon whole allspice 
1 tablespoon mustard seed 
4 bay leaves 
4 chili tepines 

1 tablespoon dry basil 

2 cups distilled vinegar (light-colored vinegar) 

Cook tomatoes until soft and press pulp through 
a sieve. Add all remaining ingredients except 
the vinegar to the puree and cook until thick. 
This will take approximately I hour. Add the 
vinegar, the last 1 to 15 minutes of the cooking. 
Seal hot in sterilized jars. 

TASTESPREAD (9 pints) 
4 quarts green tomatoes 

6 small green peppers 6 red peppers 

6 small onions V2 cup salt 

2 stalks celery, or 

1 scont teaspoon celery seed 

Using the fine knife, put the tomatoes, pep- 
pers, and onions through the food chopper. Add 
the salt and let stand overnight. In the morning, 
drain and toss on a towel to dry. Add the celery, 
ground very fine, or the celery seed. Make o 
paste of the following ingredients : 

4 toblespoons mustard 

3 cups sugar 

2 scant cups flour 

1 tablespoon turmeric, if available 
Salt, pepper, 2 quarts vinegar 

Combine the dry ingredients. Scald the vine- 
gar and combine the vinegar with the dry 
ingredients. Cook to the consistency of medium 
white sauce, stirring constantly. Add the vege- 
tables, heat through (bring to a boil) and place 
hot in sterilized pint jars. Process in the boiling 
water bath as directed for Chutney. One cup 
chopped, cured ripe olives Improve this spread. 
Add them when using the spread, not in preparing 


4 quarts small peaches, pears, or apricots 

2 pounds l5'/2 ^^ ^ cups) brown sugar, or 
1 pound (21/4 cups) white sugar and 

1 pound (2% to 3 cups) brown sugar 

1 quart vinegar 

1/3 ounce stick cinnamon 

(about 6 pieces, 3 inches long) 

Whole cloves 

Boil the sugar, vinegar, and cinnamon together. 

Dip the peaches quickly into hot water, then rub 
off the fuzz with a towel. Stick each peach with 
4 cloves. Prick the fruit thoroughly with a sliver 
or stainless steel fork. Put peaches into the 
sirup, and cook until soft, using one-half the 
quantity of peaches at a time. Pack hot into 
sterilized jars and seal. Pears and apricots may 
be prepared in the same way except for omitting 
the dip in hot water. The pears may be peeled. 

(Recipes from the University of Californio, Col- 
lege of Agriculture, Berkeley, Calif.) 

^31 — 

Ryan Trading Post 


For Sale (continued) 

1937 Chrysler coupe with reconditioned motor. 
Price $550.00 cash or terms. See Y. B. Leo, 
Stress Dept. 

Or trade. 1941 Royal DeLuxe car heater. Used but 
three months. Hot water electrically controlled 
with fan. Cost 42.50 — will sell for $25.00 or 
trade for 32 or 38 caliber automatic. See G. R. 
Bills, Plant Protection, Ext. 351 or J-9663 eve- 

Violin with case. Good tone. J. Higgins, Ext. 235, 
3834 45th Street, East Son Diego. 

One team of good, gentle work horses. Weight, 
approximately 1400 pounds. One horse broke 
to ride. Including harness and some farm im- 
plements. Contact T. A. Smith, 8130 Tooling 

1 936 2-door Ford. A verv good buy at $400. 
J. F. Moher, 3445, Wing. 

Antiques fresh from Vermont. Oval walnut frames, 
Victorian lamps, gloss, buttons, etc. Ralph Brig- 
ham, Template Crib, or 3154 B Street. 

Zimmerman Autohorp musical instrument. 12 
chord bars. With accessories and instruction 
book. Has never been used. $18.00, or will 
trade for guitar. See Horry Turner, Eng. Illus- 
tration, Ext. 283. 

Fishing deep-sea reel and pole — split bomboo. 
Both brand new. $30.00. H. Sarkiss, Tooling. 

'31 Hupp sedan; good tires, good motor. $120.00. 
H. Sarkiss, 2527, Tooling. 

10-tube Zenith console. New condition. C. L. 
Baker, Manifold Small Parts. 

Man's 1 7 -jewel Swiss wrist watch, with rock crys- 
tal, $30.00. Was purchased June 6, 1944. Con- 
tact Mort Craverman, Engineering Power Plant, 
Ext. 235, or call Main 6041. 

Beautiful clarinet in first-class condition. $35.00 
Sid Smith, Cutting, Ext. 381. 

.38 Smith & Wesson special revolver, $40.00. Sid 
Smith, Ext. 381, Cutting. 

Car radio, $1 5.00 cash. James Maher, Wing. 

Bed-davenport and chair, prewar, springs. $30 00. 
Contact A. J. Rush, 5255, Manifold Welding, 
or phone T-8014. 

Living room set. Good condition. Not yet a year 
old. Will sell by piece or as a whole. For terms 
see J. L. Johns, Factory Inspection Office. 

.22 Automatic rifle shells. 12 boxes. 32 automatic 
pistol. One box shells. $70.00. Harry Park, Tool 

A "Notional" nickel plated Hawaiian guitar. Hardly 
used, not a scratch or dent. Cost new, $150 00 
Will sell for $70.00. Paul Atkinson, Ext. 343. 

One pair size 9, men's Spoulding ice skates in 
good condition. Best offer. G. Hoswell, Ext. 

One air conditioning unit, suitable for cooling one 
room, also 12 to 14-inch electric fan. Jack N. 
Field, Department 4. 

If you are going to the East Coast why not trade 
your home here for my home near Boston. 
Contact C. F. Brown, Tooling Department. 

One pre-war bar bell set with dumbbells. C. 
Mellinger, Ext. 396. 

I FBfE 4 Smith, Ltd., San Dieoo 

Winchester .32 special carbine, new condition, with 
170 rds ammo, saddle scabbard and cleoning 
rod. Make offer. J. E. Thompson, Ext. 283. 

35 mm. cut film camera, 31/2x41/2 or 4x5, or 
an Arguss 35 mm. Martha Porter, Dispatching 
Office. Ext. 387. 

Schwinn Light Weinht Bicvcle for sole. Gear, 

twin-handbrakes. $60.00. See Frank Durar, 

Electrical Maintenance, First Shift, Ext. 232 or 
call Randolph 6628. 

Automobile tire pump, good condition, $2.50. 

W. B. Klein, Ext. 354 or 7235 Volta Court, 
Linda Vista. 

Man's tux. Black, size 34-36. Shirt, with attach 
shirt front, collars, pearl studs and cuff links. 
Excellent condition, worn but few times, orig- 
inal cost, $42.00. Price $29.00. Coll W-0845 
anytime after 5:00 P. M. 

Singer or White Rotary Portable Electric Sewing 
Machine. Jewell Murray, Contract Engineering, 
Phone 373. 

G. E. ultra-violet roy sun lamp. Built like o living 
room floor lamp. Type S-2. Also includes two 
new spare bulbs, each having 300 hours of 
radiation. $26.75 or will trade for a toble 
radio. Harry Turner, Eng. Illustrotlon. Exf. 283. 

Used jewelers lathe. See W. G. Wofford, 1709 — 


Man's 15 jewel Bulova wrist watch. Sell or trade. 
E. Mellinger, Ext. 396. 

Complete drafting set, board, pen and ink. Sell 
or trade for tools or motor, 500 or 1750 speed. 
J. H. Costello, Manifold Developing, Ext. 284. 

8 tube console radio: 6 tube chev, auto radio, 
$25-00; 7 tube table set, $15.00; Crystal set, 
$2.00; Head phone, $4.00; Jock Graham, Ext. 
381. Address, 4488 Central or coll T-0217. 

One 20 gouge shotgun, Ronaer bolt action, 6 shot 
with plug for 3 shot. $15.00. L. Moore, 1913, 
Wing Assembly, Second Shift. 

Any size pictures or plans for USS Hornet Aircraft 
Carrier. Contact W. G. Wofford, 1709 — Tooling. 

One .38 colt automatic. Nicely cased, with clean- 
ing equipment, two boxes of shells, standard 
U. S. M. C. right-hand holster and custom-built 
left-hand open holster. $100.00 cash or terms. 
L. Moore, 1913, Wing Assembly, Second Shift. 

One 14 ft. solid mahogany hull boat with 24 H. P. 
Evinrude twin outboard motor. Just overhauled, 
with trailer. $200.00. Cash or terms. L. Moore, 
1913, Wing Assembly, Second Shift. 

One pair Willson welding goggles (No. 5 green). 
Never been used. $1.75. L. Moore, 1913, Wing 
Assembly, Second Shift. 

Bookcase, three sections, art metal with doors, 
can be locked, semi-fireproof. New, never used. 
Cost $80.00. Sacrifice for $50.00. Mr. Cridge, 
Ext. 392. 

Child's tricycle, pre-war, very little used. $10.00. 
Also brand new, white picket fence and gate in 
8 ft. sections, $45.00. Old lawn-mower needs 
repair. Old but in good condition, wardrobe 
trunk, $15.00. See Ed Dreyer, Department 4, 
1st shift. 

1940 Packard 110, light six cylinder 4-door tour- 
ing sedan, point pockord blue, very clean. 
37,000 actual miles. Motor excellent, tires, 
good, never recapped. A beautiful riding cor. 
Must see to appreciate. For quick sale, will 
sell $1085. W. B. Klein, Ext. 354 or 7235 
Volta Court, Linda Vista. 

Two 50 pound cotton mattresses, $10.00. Wolly 
Adams, Inspection Department. 

One lot in Harbison Canyon. Mrs. C. Hill, phone 
Talbot 2345. 

n Letter From 
The U. 5. Treasury 

The sincere congratulations of the Treas- 
ury Deportment ore extended to the em- 
ployees and executives of Ryan Aeronautical 
Company upon their splendid participation 
in the Fifth War Loan by exceeding t'^eir 
quoto of $100 average investment in War 

We take pleasure in outhorizing o speciol 
Award of Merit for this patriotic achieve- 
ment towards financing a victorious war. 
Payroll Savings Plan 


Good bedroom suite including box springs and 
mattress. Prefer waterfall type. No junk. E. Mell- 
inger, Ext. 396. 

Will poy cash for a good washing machine. Badly 
in need of one. Contact G. R. Bills, Plant Protec- 
tion, Ext. 351 or J-9663 evenings. 

Baby bed, playpen and Taylor Tot. See Bob 
CInilds, Materiel Control, second shift. Ext. 397. 

Fresh-water rod and reel, tackle, flies, etc. Also 
Hawaiian wigglers. J. B. Clingensmith, 7534, 
Manifold Welding, second shift. 



W. McBlair. 

Call B 


or Ext. 


or large- 
Ext. 346. 

size tricycle 

■. Broc 

Mathis, Tool 

Large-size tricycle 
Metal 2. 

. See E. C. 




Radio sets, any kind, working or not. Also test 
equipment and parts. Jack Graham, Ext. 381 or 
Talbot 0217. 

8-mm. movie camera. Call Bob Childs, Ext. 397, 
second shift Material Control, or Henley 3-4323 
during the day. 

Working couple does not drink or party, desires a 
furnished apartment or house. Permanent. Ext. 
293. Ask for Mary. 

Two riders from La Jollo; working hours 7:30 a.m. 
to 4:00 p.m. See Thaver in Dept. 35, call Ext. 

Medium size tricycle in good condition. Contact 
N. E. Westover, Tool Plonning, Ext. 396. 

Child's Automobile. Wally Adorns, Inspection 

Good English or German made straight edge razors 
and barber thinning shears. R. S. Eckert, 
Experimental. Second Shift. 

35 MM candid comera. See S. M. Hoiley, Experi- 
mental Department. 

Portable typewriter. R. I. Seder, Engineering, 
Ext. 281. 


If you want to buy a horse, sell a horse, or trade 
a horse, see Bob Bradley, Airplane Dispatching. 

Trade one double bed, box spring and new Seoly 
mattress for twin beds complete. King 4954, 
Dept. 38. Phone F-6-7981. 

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A good football team doesn't weaken in the second half 
just because the game is going well. A good boxer doesn't 
ease up when his opponent begins to get groggy. If he's 
smart, that's when he slugs the hardest. So let's not stop 
pushing the war now that our enemies are retreating. 

Remember that after Germany surrenders — which may 
stiU be a long time off — we'll have our own war to win 
here on the West Coast. Japan is still far from being 
beaten. We haven't yet gone up against the great bulk 
of its navy or of its land army — an army which even today 
is bigger than the combined armies of Germany and Italy 
were at their peak. 

There is every indication that Ryan's work will be con- 
tinually expanding. The biggest production drive at Ryan 
is ahead of us. It's a drive for all-out production which 
will play an important part in defeating Japan. Every 
Ryanite is needed every hour of every working day. Let's 
all stay on the job to finish the job. 



In Europe, in Asia, in the South Pacific ... on battle 
fronts around the globe . . .American pilots are light- 
ing to Victory. Thousands of these air heroes won 
their wings in Ryan PT-22's ... at Ryan flying schools. 

To get these superb military pilots started right, Ryan 
has been privileged to conduct a most extensive 
flight- training operation for the United States Army 
for nearly five years. 

Daily, Ryan Schools at Hemet, California, and Tuc- 
son, Arizona, fly a distance equal to five trips around 
the world. Hundreds of seasoned pilots, men and 

FIRST IN THE U. S.-Ryan, in 192S. eslMisheJ 
the first year 'round passenger air-line in the United 
States. The next year this pioneer organization began 
manufacture of planes for the air- mail service and 
pioneered in establishing the important Pacific 
Coast airway from San Diego to Seattle. 


women skilled in maintenance, and technical experts 
make the Ryan Schools a smooth-functioning organi- 
zation experienced in the operational problems which 
must daily be met to keep such a large-scale project 
operating at peak efficiency. 

Ryan Schools, with more than 20 years of active 
flying experience, are also, in effect, operating labor- 
atories for the airaaft designers of the Ryan Aero- 
nautical Company; they are instrumental in bringing 
new and improved methods to flying operations and 
better ideas on streamlined maintenance. 












No. 2 

SEPTEMBER 1 , 1944 

Published every three weeks for employees and friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

Under the Editorial Direction of William Wagner 

and Keith Monroe 

Editor Frances Statler 

Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson, Lynn Foyman 

Frank Maitin, Cal O'Callahan 

Staff Cartoonist George Duncan 

Special Features 


We Like It This Way 

— hack stage scenes from the big Ryan sbov.' .... 
It's Not What You Say, But How You Say It 

— a hint on hoic not to step on your friends' toes . . 

Doing Double Duty 
— the story of a bottle-neck and Iwze it zeas broken 

Jimmy's Blind Date 

— he got quite a sliock 

Meet Paul Tedford 

— for lie's a jolly good fellozi.' 9 

War Is Hell 

— does this sound like someone you knowf 

Scoutin' Round ' 

Slim's Pickin's ' 

Sports 24 

What's Cookin'? 29 

Ryan Trading Post 32 


Departmental Newis 

Accounting Notes by Mary Frances U'illford 

Cafeteria News 6v Potsun Pane 

Dispatching the News by Daices and Shaffer 

Downtown Frome-Up by Mildred Murphy 

Drop Hammer 2nd Shift by No::de-Raek 

Engineering Personnelities &v J'irginia Pixley 

Fumes from the Paint Shop 6_v Kitty Matheny 

Inside Outside Production 6_v /. L. "Tubby" Can'son . 

Inspection Notes by Dorothy Trudersheim 

Machine Shop by Dorothy Wheeler 

Manifold Dispatching by Ben Smith 

News and Flashes ^v Earl Vaughan 

Notes From Dawn Workers by Ralph Geist 

Plant Engineering by Bob Cliristy 

Putt Putts on Parade by Millie Merrill 

Sheet Metal Shorts by Marge and Ernie 

Shipping Notes and Quotes by Betty Jane Christenson 

Smoke from a Test Tube by Sally and Sue 

Wind Tunnel 

Whispers from Final Swingsters by U and Me 


1 1 

Copy Deadline for next issue is September 11th 



Sendi uou ikii 

Essage of Importance 

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. 

Emplo yees of every department — regardless 
of salary and length of service — d,rz entitled to 
enroll for this training course offered by the 
Ryan Aeronautical Institute. 

Read every word in this folder - VOUR FUTURE IS IRIPORTflnT! 


Would you like to gel' a complete course of training in Aircraft 
Construction and Maintenance — exactly the same course now 
being sold to the public at $120.00 — ond have the entire cost of 
the training paid by the Ryan company? Well, you con! 

Yes, the company is willing to provide the full 28-lesson home 
study course, compiled by the Ryan Aeronautical Institute, for all 
employees who are 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 all you ore osked 
to pay at any time — and every cent of it is refunded to you if 
you pass the final examination with a grade of 90% or better. 

Ryan lUill Pay Up Td Entire Cast 

If your grade on the final exam is 90% or better you get back 
the entire $25.00 you have paid for the course. If your grade 
is between 80% and 90% on your final exam, you ore 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 test. 

KnDui more Hbout Vour Job 

If you are 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 are looking for. It gives you the 
brood understanding of the whole field that you need to speed 
you along the rood to success as a skilled aircraft worker, mechanic, 
pilot, or service technician. It is beneficial to every employee in 
office work, maintenance, service, or production. 

Plan nnuu Tn Get Hhend In nuiotinn 

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 ore really 
willing to LEARN something about it. That is the reason your 
company has made 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 Sept. 4th to Sept. 30th. 
No enrollments will be accepted after this month, so study this 
folder, see the sample set of lessons at any of the sign up locotions, 
and register your enrollment NOW. 

VOUR REiuno 

The $25.00 that you ore 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 o 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. 


Read These letters From 
Ryan Institute Graduates: 


"I have had sixteen years' experience in aircraft as a pilot, 
instructor and inspector; still there were a great many things that I 
knew of only vaguely, and your course cleared these things up for 

The lessons are so expertly written that even a beginner should 
have no trouble with them, and yet they cover the subjects so thor- 
oughly that an experienced aircrafter can derive much benefit from 
them. My congratulations to you for putting out such an excellent 
course." — 



1125 25th St., San Diego 


"The course I took from Ryan Aeronautical Institute has helped me a great deal. 
I find I can name nearly every assembly of an airplane simply by seeing the 
assembly put together. I could not do this before taking your course. 

i sincerely recommend this course to anyone, whether mechanical or technical 
worker, if he desires to improve his method of aircraft production. The course is 
worth many times its price even if no refund is granted. 

In ending, I say that my job in expediting Production Tooling has been greatly 
augmented by my course from Ryan." — 


2912 Sherwood Drive. San Diego 

" . . . . the Ryan course is one of the best any man could take. 
I did not know that a person could learn so much as I have from a 
home study course. 

After working in the Aircraft Plant, for three years, and from 
the knowledge I got from your course in Aircraft Construction I 
went from leadman to Asst. Foreman, and after completing the 
course I was made Coordinator of the whole department. Due to 
the knowledge I got from the course I am able to perform my duties 
on the new job. 

I would recommend this course to any man. or woman, in the Aircraft Industry 
who wishes to increase his or her knowledge in Aircraft Construction and Mainten- 
ance." — 

1631 W. Walnut Ave.. San Diego 

"I am glad I did take your course in Aircraft Construction and 
Maintenance. It has afforded me a knowledge of aircraft that I 
never could have gained otherwise, and qualified me for many duties 
in the construction of aeroplanes where I could only do one job 
before enrolling for your training. 

Each lesson is simple, instructive and interested me with an 
urge to get into each succeeding one. And now that I am a Ryan 
graduate in Aircraft Construction and Maintenance I highly esteem 
my Ryan diploma." — 


2717 Ulric St.. San Diego 

"I find this course particularly applicable to my present work — 
that of supervisor in one of our largest aircraft industries. And, 
with the fundamental knowledge obtained through this course, my 
work takes on new fields of interest and I am more pleased every day. 
I would like to particularly recommend the data book to any 
individual interested in Aircraft Construction and Maintenance for 
it is a very conclusive and comprehensive book — one well worth the 
price of the course itself." — 

Oceanside, California 


"Your home study course is a complete course on Aircraft Con- 
struction and Maintenance. It is really an advanced course yet it is 
so arranged that most anyone can master the course by applying 
himself an hour or two per day. 

The course has expanded my knowledge of aviation and made me 
more efficient in my present position. I do not hesitate to recommend 
it to anvone interested in aviation." — 

Ft. Worth. Texas 


"I found your course an excellent one for giving a person a broad view of general 
aircraft construction and maintenance principles. 

All phases of aircraft, and their operating principles, were covered thoroughly 
enough to give a person a clear understanding of the principles involved. The course 
is well planned and easy to follow and complete. 

I highly recommend the course to anvone emploved in aircraft work of any type 
as it will give them a far clearer understanding of the principles and problems in- 
volved in aircraft construction. For persons to whom aircraft work is entirely new it 
is an excellent course to give them the groundwork necessary for a thorough general 
understanding of aircraft." — L. J. SOLHEID 

4724 Meade, San Diego 



You get 28 interesting, easy to understand lessons cov- 
ering the whole field of Aircraft Construction and Main- 
tenance. These lessons are written in clear, simple lon- 
guoge, printed in easy to read type on large 8V2 by 1 1 
inch pages, ond are illustrated with hundreds of big 
drawings and diagrams. The 28 lessons come bound in 8 
separate volumes for convenient handling and reference. 
The whole course is neatly boxed in an attractive shelf 

You also get a complete Data Sheet Manual contain- 
ing scores of mathematical tables, Dictionary of Aircraft 
Nomenclature, and other reference material that will come in 
handy throughout a lifetime career in aviation. You also get a pad 
of special work sheets — ond as many extra pads as you need — on 
which to work out the interesting assignments that come with each 

You study these fascinating lessons in your spare time, and you 
have as long os 7 months in which to complete your course-^-or you may finish as 
quickly as your time permits. Thus, you can go as fast or as slow as you like. As you 
complete each lesson you fill out an examination sheet which you will mail to the 
Ryon Institute for correction and grading. Your work will be carefully checked and 
graded by the Ryan Institute Instructors and returned to you with complete "perfect 
answer" sheets as well as helpful suggestions, as you need them. Thus, you get per- 
sonal, individual coaching to help guide you in your studies. 

Your instruction is exactly the same as that for which the outside student must 
pay $120.00! Everything he gets — YOU get — including the personal, sympathetic help 
that the Institute gives each pupil by correspondence. 

There are no "extras" to buy! The special low tuition price of $25.00 which you pay at the 
rate of $2.50 weekly, deducted from your poy check, is the TOTAL cost to you of this training. AND — you may 
earn a refund of the entire cost of the course, or a great port of it, depending upon your final examinotion grade' 


vouR DiPiomn 

Your diploma will be issued directly from the Ryan Aeronautical Institute 
and will be a distinctive certificate of ability and knowledge. On heavy 
parchment paper with the gold seal of the Institute affixed, this diploma 
can be framed for your home. It is on impressive document of which you 
may well be justly proud. 

"I am very satisfied with the knowledge 
that I have derived from your course on 
Construction and Maintenance of the air- 

If you have an advanced course in the 
same line, would you please let me know 
as I sure would take it up as the illustra- 
tions and reading are so easy to under- 
stand." — 


6201 Tessenden Court. San Diego 

"I am very proud of my diploma from the Ryan School 
covering Maintenance and Construction of aircraft. 

I found the course very clear and complete and of 
invaluable aid to me in my work in aircraft mainten- 
ance at the Naval Air Station. It meant the difference 
in doing a routine, and knowing why and the result. 

I am deeply appreciative of the promptness with which 
the course was conducted, the completeness of instruc- 
tions, and the cordial relationship as a student." — 
2550 Broadway, San Diego 

sicn UP nr nnv of these poihts 

Industrial Training Office 2nd Floor, Office BIdg. 

(over Cafeteria) 

Production Superintendent's Office Marjorie Koenig 

Production Control Department Helen Bliss 

Engineering Department R. B. Codding 

Employee Service Desk 

Final Assembly - - Desk 

Wing Assembly . Desk 

Manifold Department — - Desk 

Tooling Department — Desk 

Drop Hammer Department - Desk 

Tooling Superintendent's Office Betty Phillips 



The 28 interesting, fascinating lessons in your course are bound 
in 8 separate volumes for easy handling and convenience. Each 
volume of lessons is devoted to a separate, vital aviation subject. 
Here, kin simple everyday language, the important ^essentials of 

aviation are clearly explained to you. YOUR JOB will be more 
interesting as you leorn the basic principles of aviation develop- 
ment, construction, and maintenance. 





VOLUME 1, Leaaons I through 4: AIRCRAFT 
Aviation, Monoplanea and Biplanes, Aeronautical Mechan- 
ics, Kinetics and Energy. Functions of the Angles. 

VOLUME 2. Lessons 5 through 7: THEORY OF 
FLIGHT; Basic Aerodynamics, The Four Forces on the 
Aircraft, Wing Section Graphs Explained, Lift and Speed 
Calculations, Methods of Control, Basic Fundamentals of 
Flight, Sweep back. 

VOLUME 3, Lessons 8 through 10: TYPES OF AIR- 
CRAFT CONSTRUCTION; Stick and Wire, Bicycle and 
Welded Steel Tube Construction, Materials Used, Compari- 
son of Wood and Metaf, Structural Parts, Monocoque, Semi- 
Monocoque and Metal Monocoque, Basic Construction De- 

VOLUME 4. Lessons II through 14: WING CON- 
STRUCTION; Structural Elements, Wing Spars, Wing 
Covering and Bracing, The Development of Wing Design, 
Stressed Skin Wing Construction. 

VOLUME 5, Lessons 15 through 18: CONTROL SUR- 
FACES AND THEIR OPERATION; Ailerons. Elevators, 

Rudders, Tabs and Flettners, Methods of Control and Aero- 
dynamic Effects, Horns and Bell Cranks. 

VOLUME 6, Lessons 19 through 21: LANDING 
GEARS; General Consideration. Tread, Full Axle. Split 
Axle-Type, Single Leg Gears, Classes of Retracting Mechan- 
ism, Retractable Gears. Breaking Knee, Jointed Trusses. 
Gear Type Retractions, Brakes and Brake Control Systems. 

VOLUME 7, Lessons 22 through 26: AIRCRAFT EN. 
GINES; Combustion Engines, Two and Four Stroke Cycles, 
Fuel, Compression. Efficiency, Cycle of Operation. Valve 
Lap, Mechanical Elements, Firing Order, Crank Cases, 
Valves and Valve Drives, Carburetors, Superchargers, Igni- 
tion, Lubrication, Fuel. Fuel Systems, Air Cooling, Baffles, 
Cowling, Liquid Cooling, Pumps, Circulation Systems, En- 
gine Mounts. 

VOLUME 8. Lessons 27 through 28; PROPELLERS: 
Propeller Nomenclature, Diameter, Pitch, Slip, Materials 
and Construction, Micarta Propellers, Metal Propellers, Ad- 
justable, Variable, Electrical, Oil Pressure Control, Constant 
Speed, Full Feathering, Hydromatic, Gyroscopic Force. 
Singk, Three Blade, Four Blade and Geared-Oown Pro- 
pellers, Types of Gearing. 




"I have been employed in the 
Aircraft Industry for some time, 
and consequently considered my 
knowledge of aircraft quite exten- 
sive. However, after taking your 
course 'Aircraft Construction and 
Maintenance', 1 found many details completely un- 
known to me clearly and concisely presented. 

This added knowledge played an important part 
in progressing me from the position I had held to 
the Engineering Department of a large concern. 

I heartily endorse your course as a thorough 
background to anyone interested in playing a part 
in the aviation industry, for I know definitely that 
it helped me qualify for a better position." — 


4ll7'/2 Maryland St.. 

San Diego 

"I feel that the Ryan course has definitely improved my qualifi- 
cations in my present capacity and furthermore has increased my 
capabilities for a better job. The knowledge gained has given me a 
better overall picture of both construction and maintenance, result- 
ing in increased aptitude and confidence." — 


4024 Ibis, San Diego 

"Your course is easily understood, very well written, interesting 
and to the point. It has been a tremendous help in my everyday 
work as an Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic. 

In the past week I had the opportunity to take my C.A.A. Engine 
Exam and want you to know, that your course played an important 
part in my success in this respect. 

Anyone interested in a future in aviation would do well to take 
your home study course, as I am one who has read many books 
that have said more and meant less than any part of your course." — 
3642 Reynard Way, San Diego, California 


"One cannot be a success in an industry until he has acquired a 
complete, working knowledge of th? products of his industry. That 
is a truth which was confirmed aftrr six months of experience at 
Consolidated Vultec, San Diego Division. 

Regardless of a quarter century's experience in industrial activi- 
ties, the requirement was seen of a basic, intimate knowledge of 
aircraft terminology, construction and flight fundamentals. Indeed. 
these are requirements if I wpre to do the kind of job whirh each 
of us wants to do to win this war. and to assure ourselves of an im- 
portant place afterwards in the aircraft industry. 

Your course. Aircraft Construction and Maintenance, gave me 
exactly what I sought. It is remarkably well written, excellently 
presented and presages great care and thought in its subject matter. 

May I add my personal recommendation to that of my company. 
and say simply that this course is more than worth while." — 
3033 First Avenue, San Diego. California 

EnRoiiniEnT opeiis sept. 4th - sicii UP nouii 




Tomorrow night is opening 
night for "We Like It This Way" 
— a sparkling musical revue of 
39 acts and 78 performers which 
represents the biggest project Ryan em- 
ployees hove ever tackled in the entertain- 
ment field. When the curtain goes up at 
8:15 tomorrow evening, a capacity audience 
is expected to pock Russ Auditorium to see 
the fast-moving extravaganza of songs, 
dances, skits and stunts which Ryanites have 
been rehearsing for the past two months. 

"We Like It This Way" is no crude hodge- 
podge of amateur acts, but a smooth, well- 
written revue based on the funnier aspects 
of life at Ryan. Full of pretty girls and 
catchy tunes, it was written and directed by 
Dorcas Cochran, a top-flight Hollywood 
writer now on vacation. Miss Cochran has 
been writing and coaching musical shows 
for Paramount, R-K-0, Twentieth Century- 
Fox and Walt Disney Studios for the post five years. 

The show is scheduled to play Saturday and Sunday evenings at the Russ. 
All seats are reserved, and tickets are restricted to Ryan employees and 
their friends. The complete program of the revue is shown on the following 
pages. Take a tip from those who hove seen "We Like It This Way" in 
rehearsal — it's going to be a smash hit, and if you miss it you.'ll always 
be sorry! 


at Ryan Show 

Mix together Ryan comedians, dancers, singers, 
and chorus gals galore — stir well, rehearse for 
three months, and you get the smooth revue called 
"We Like It This Way." 


IJDozens of beautiful girls — blonde and 
ebrunette, tall and short — will feature 
iiRyan's musical extravaganza. 

''We Like It This Way" 


1. We Like It This Way 

A. A Very Big Deal 

Bill Putnam, David Bracken, Jack Westler, Lloyd Huffstutter. 

B. A Point of View 

J. L. Dawson, Don Dewey, Gordon Becker, Ellen Mosely, Jack Moyer, Bill Putnam, David Bracken 
Jack Westler, Betty Christenson, Eleanor Duchene, Marjorie Floyd, Sue Anderson, Barbara Gibbs, 
Marie Benbough, Rose ladorola, Mariorie West, Merle Dunfee, Billie Pearson, Shirley Carmichael, 
Margaret Anderson, Dorothy Grisham, Kay Blount, Oneida Blount, Doug Biggs, Bonnie Metcalf, 
Peggy Paaske, George Compbell, Don St. John. 

C. Three Best Nephews, Uncle Sam 
Art Kilmer, Jerry Kent, beni Vincent Morquez. 

2. It's Nice to Hove a Man Around the House 

A. Janet Anderson, Johnnie Brooks, Ruth Corbett 

B. Gordon Becker, Betty Christenson 

C. Jack Mayer, Merle Dunfee, Billie Pearson 

D. Don Dewey, J. L. Dawson, David Bracken, Marjorie Floyd, Ellen Mosley 

3. Somewhere in India 

Art Kilmer 

4. Pacific Paradise 

A, Make With The Lyrics as requested by Jock Westler. The lyrics interpreted by 

Erma Wood, and helping her to get into the mood are 
Billie Moore, Barbara Gibbs, Margaret Anderson, Sue Anderson, Marie Benbough, Marjorie Floyd, 
Ruth Corbett, Billie Pearson, Janet Anderson, Johnnie Brooks, Dorothy Grisham, Ellen Mosley, 
Oneida Blount, Key Blount, Merle Duntee, Shirley Carmichael. 

B. Make With the Hips 
Betty Sturtevant. 

C. Jungle Rhythm 
Moydalene Ruhnow. 

D. An Unpleasant Surprise 
Don Dewey, George Campbell. 

5. The Housing Problem 

Betty Christenson, Margie West. 

6. The Sixty-Four Dollar Question 

A. Asked — But Not Answered 
Art Kilmer, Ruth Nelson 

B. More Questions 

beni Vincent Marquez, Ginger Thomas, Earl McCanna, Chariene York, Jerry (Brooklyn) Kent, 

Ruth White, Ray Berner, Rosemary Nystrom 

C. One Answer 
Joan LeRoy 

7. There's Always A Reason 

W. R. Baker, Bill Putnam, Jack Westler, J. L. Dawson 

8. South Rampart Street 

Marion Caster 

9. The People's Choice 

Hemmingway — Jack Westler 

Rosco — Don Dewey 

The People — Ellen Mosley, Gordon Becker, Bonnie Metcalf, George Campbell, Don St. John, 

Peggy Paaske 

10. King of the Cafeteria as presented by David Bracken 

The King — Lloyd Huffstutter 

The Pages — Rosemary Nystrom, Joyce Donaldson 

Nutrition Nellie — Joan LeRoy 

Minister of W.F.A. — Earl McCanna 

Minister of WPB — Roy Berner 

Minister of WLB — Don D'Agostino 

Minister of OPA — Jerry (Brooklyn) Kent 

Subjects of the Court — Joyce Stead, Mary Blanco, Mary Hillary, Chariene York, Irma Wood, Ruth 

White, Ginger Thomas, Ruth Nelson, Lillian Templeton 

1 1 . Porterhouse Lucy 

Peggy King 

With lulu of lift from 

Jack Mayer, George Campbell, J. L. Dawson, Jack Westler 

12. One for All and All for One 

President — Don D'Agostino 

Secretory — Roy Berner 

Mr. Bangs — beni Vincent Marquez 

Mr. Mordicai — Marvin Craig 

A woman member — Joyce Stead 

A Bobby Sock member — Chariene York 

An Objector — Rosemary Nystrom 

Spike — Earl McCanna 
The Scab — Jerry (Brooklyn) Kent 

(Continued on page 23) 

— 3 — 

■ KNOW a genius among writ- 
ing men who invariably gets 
bad service from waiters. 
The experience always leaves 
him in a state of puzzled innocence. 
His words are decent enough, but 
his overtones, in the simple oper- 
ation of ordering a dinner, are in- 
sultingly masterful. Without the 
slightest knowledge on his part, he 
is saying to the waiter, "I began 
life as a farm boy; and look where 
I am, and look where you are. So 
snap into it, incompetent crea- 
ture." With all his convincing art 
in the use of the written word, he 
is completely unaware of that 
other language, the language of 

Twenty years of work on prob- 
lems of human relations have 
made me aware that one of the 
prime reasons people fail to get 
along smoothly with one another 
is the seemingly unknown fact 
that the voice tone often transmits 
a message contradictory to the one 
registered by the words we say. 

The Chinese language is sup- 
posed to be unique in that its 
words may be given another mean- 
ing depending upon the level — 
high, medium, or low — of the 
voice tone; and contradictory 
meanings are often conveyed by 
simply var3'ing the singsong ac- 
companiment of both words and 
phrases. English is also rich in 
tone and singsong meanings, al- 
though the books say nothing 
about it In fact, folks are stirred 
to anger or resentment more often 
by the tone meanings than by the 
literal significance of the words. "I 
rlidn't mean it that way," we pro- 
test, and we are hurt because we 
are misinterpreted. 

The commonest misuse of the 
voice tone is to be noted in polite 
phrases that thinlj' conceal bore- 
dom or dislike. But the unspoken 
words shout the true feeling that 
underlies the accepted conven- 
tional phrases — as when one gush- 
es insincerely, "I loved your party, 
mj' dear!" or in the rapid-fire 
breathlessness of, "It was so dar- 
ling of you to have us over to meet 
your charming guest. We adored 
every minute of it, didn't we, 
Charles?" Beatrice Lillie pene- 
trated to the very heart of these 
disguises with her alleged remark 
to the duchess, "And don't think 
that your party wasn't^ charming, 
because it wasn't." 

Other examples of misused voice 
tone causing friction in human 
dealings include the voice of ill- 
ness that lingers on into health 
and sometimes hangs oh forever; 
the girlish voice prolonged ab- 
surdly into middle age; the voice 
of resigned patience that, to chil- 
dren, is worse than open scoldings. 
Then, too, there is the cares-of-the- 
day voice, taking the liousework to 
dinner, bringing the office home at 
night. No wonder that at times 
endurance break.-; down and tem- 
pers flare up. 

Complete awareness of the real- 
it\' of tone language is neces.sary 
beroi'e much personal improve- 
ment can be made. Try translat- 
ing the words we hear into the 
true declarations which the tone 
used reveals as lying back of the 
words. One "How do you do!" be- 
comes "How nice you are!" An- 
other "How do you do!" becomes 
"Go to the devil!" A "Do you ex- 
pect to be away long?" may turn 
into "Here's hoping you never 
come back!" A "Let's see more of 
one another" translates into "Nev- 
er again if I can help it!" 

After recognition of this com- 
mon double talk should come de- 
liberate practice in the use of de- 
sirable tones. This cannot be put 
on like gestures or make-up. True 
feeling lies deep. It takes energy 
to bring it up and to send forth 
our best self as the carrier of or- 
dinary words. However, if main- 
tenance of good relations among 
those we love is important to us, it 
is worth working for. 

Sincerity in conventional social 
matters is best conveyed by a sim- 
ple lowering of the voice and a 
calculated slowing up of speech 
Drop the complimentary speech 
altogether when no decent feeling 
is back of it. Fortunately, most 
of our communications with one 
another may be carried on in the 
level tone of literal statement. It 
suggests neither liking nor dislik- 
ing; it carries no hidden meanings 
or insinuations. One asks a stran- 
ger, "Which is the waj' to the near- 
est bus line?" in the harmless vi- 
brations of the level tone. So when 
someone in the family asks, 
"Where is the long screwdriver?" 
the answer should call nobody to 
account for not knowing, convey 
no annoyance at being asked, ex- 
press no interest in what the tool 
is wanted for. It should be a cool 
— 4 — 

and disinterested simple state- 
ment of fact. 

There is nothing like the delib- 
erate use of this level tone to re- 
duce tensions that arise in our 
day-to-day dealings and show up 
in our voice. There are times, for 
instance, when our tone uncon- 
sciously carries over annoyance or 
anger from one relationship to an- 
other, to the discomfiture of be- 
wildered friends. The level tone, 
employed thoughtfully, will re- 
duce our own tensions and at the 
same time ease the tensions of 
the other fellow A smart use of 
the level tone in \our replies will 
have a mu'aculous effect on a per- 
son who is talking to you too emo- 
tionally, whether shouting or 

It would be well to study our 
telephone talks with the level tone 
in mind. Some people behave bet- 
ter with a mechanical contrivance 
in their hands. We should study 
the reason for this and use our 
best telephone manners when we 
are not talking into a mouthpiece. 
Often, though, we will find that 
our telephone voice becomes high, 
dramatic, effusive. The illusion of 
safety traps us into an attempt to 
act up. Here again the use of the 
level tone will come to our aid, foi 

it conserves energy we usuallj' 
waste in gestures of tlie voice. 

The next easy step is to practice 
the "stranger tone." In many 
families guests or even strangers 
often receive a more friendly voice 
vibration than is commonly served 
out to members of the household. 
Hence it often helps to imagine 
the husband, wife, or child as a 
person met for the first time. For 
example, the mother might think 
of her own child as a new little 
boy just come into the neighbor- 
hood Then the sharp admonitory 
tone, that has often become ha- 
bitual, is dropped; friendliness is 
carried with every spoken word. 
It is a device that has worked 
well; you should see the child re- 

\\'riters, musicians, anyone with a 
creative gift, a chance to create. 

When I asked Hervey White the 
secret of his great success with the 
men who dug his ditches, broke 
shale for his roads, or built his the- 
ater in the woods, he said,. "Any 
man who works for me is doing 
me a personal service; I am there- 
fore always grateful. Besides that, 
I look upon him as an expert, a 
man who can do superbly what 
my education never taught me to 
do." So the feeling that controlled 
his tone was his genuine respect 
for those who worked with him. 

This low tone of respect, of rec- 
ognition that the other fellow 
knows more about a thing than 
you do, is one we could profitably 

language, ancient heritage of man; 
get acquainted with this thing that 
shouts our secrets to all the world. 
Remake your conversation; get 
yourself a new voice. It is not 
words that stir up opposition, sug- 
gest suspicion, or make us comic 
material for the satirist; it is the 
song that goes with the words. 

If you want practical help, start 
right off eliminating the false 
tones Bring down, way down, 
that high excitement tone when 
there is nothing really to be ex- 
cited about; and obliterate that 
deep tone of interrupting agree- 
ment with' persons who at the 
time are saying nothing in par- 

Scare yourself with the great 


—buL IIdw. ^IJDiL Saij^ 9t 

Reprinted by courtesy of The Rotarian and Reader's Digest 

By Hughes Mearns 

spond with cheery obedience rath- 
er than sullen resistance. 

Husbands are usually too self- 
conscious to make much of a go of 
the stranger tone. Women take to 
the idea with better understand- 
ing. Besides they are more used 
to summoning personal resources 
in the presence of strangers; so 
they try it out by stealth and 
watch the. warmth come back into 
family relations. The husband 
finds himself hearing again, after 
long years, that friendly voice of 
interest-in-him, that touch of a 
laugh in the words, that assuring 
tone which abolishes past and fu- 
ture cares and lives only in the 
blessed present. 

Those who get along best with 
workmen, servants, and children 
have learned to dismiss from their 
speech the medium-high tone of 
conscious superiority. Let us draw 
an encouraging and instructive il- 
lustration from Hervey White, 
"the moneyless philanthropist of 
the Catskills." For 30 years in his 
mountain colony ^t Woodstock, 
New York, he has given artists, 

adopt in our day-to-day dealing 
with many people. 

The language of tone was in use 
a million years before man in- 
vented artificial words; if we have 
forgotten it. it is nonetheless our 
possession today. Good communi- 
cations can still be made in tone 
where language barriers block the 
way. I have participated with 
friendly white men who talk in our 
language with Indians who reply 
in theirs; goodwill is expressed 
and understood without either 
comprehending the other's speech. 
Social workers tell me that with 
immigrants a smile, a gesture, 
words of no particular signif- 
icance, but charged with welcome 
and helpfulness are all that is 
heeded to banish apprehension 
and induce trust and friendliness, 
despite the fact that they can't un- 
derstand a word that is said. 

Conscious use of the language of 
tone will enrich all human rela- 
tionships. So look over your tone 

— 5 — 

truth that something individually 
precious is lost with every failure 
to express truly your real feeling. 
Encourage yourself with the faith 
that a remaking of personality, 
along the lines suggested here, is 
possible at any age and is quite 
worth the effort involved. 

Doing Double Duty 

How part-time work by service- 
men helped us solve a pressing 
manpower problem in our plant 

They work like Trojans, as one Ryan foreman puts 
it rather poetically. 

They move quickly from one task to the next, 
throwing their full weight into every job, brushing 
aside distractions and interruptions, pushing ahead 
fast and hard hour after hour. They are quiet, husky- 
looking chaps, and they are rather grimly intent on 
their work. In spite of their strenuous labors, their 
shoes are shined and their uniforms neat — as befits 
members of the United States armed forces. 

These men are the military part-time workers whose 
fame has spread all over the Ryan plant in the few 
weeks they have been working here. Coast Guards- 
men, sailors, marines and soldiers have been pouring 
into Ryan for part-time jobs in their off hours almost 
every night since early in June. They come from 

Point Loma, from Camp Elliott, from the Coast Guard 
Station and the Air Transport Command and the 
Naval Air Station. They usually start at six in the 
evening and work until ten, but many also put in a 
full day at the factory whenever they have a day of 

It all started one day in May when Art Coltrain 
and Frank Saye crossed the street from the Ryan 
factory to the Coast Guard Station to see if they 
could drum up a few desperately needed part-time 

"Wouldn't it be a good idea," they suggested to 
the Coast Guard officers, "if your men could be 
allowed to spend part of their spore time working at 
Ryan? They could earn extra money, and they'd be 
helping us whip our manpower shortage." 
(Continued on page 16) 

— 6- 

Port of the Brains Trust at work on 
plans for "We Like It This Way." 
Clockwise, Dorcas Cochran, Frank Cur- 
ran, Bob Rankin, and Garrick O'Bryan 
— energetically talking things over at a 
rehearsal of the show. 

Was she surprised? Sue Gun- 
thorp's startled expression was 
due to being called to Bill 
Wogner's office (on pretext 
that an important deal was 
cooking) only to find the 
office gang had arranged a 
farewell shower for her. 

•W- -M- 1^ 

Scautut i<M«td 

ik ix ix 

George Duncan, our cartoonist, in his 
native haunts in the Manifold Small 
Parts department. 

Marjorie Bolas looks up from her in- 
spection work long enough to give the 
cameraman a big smile. She's another 
Flying Reporter contributor. 

Jovial Jean Bovet, chief stew- 
ard, says "This ping pong is 
wonderful. Just the thing to 
help me keep my girlish fig- 

— 8 — 

What would you do 
iF you were in 
Andrea Kelly's shoes? 

The doy Jimmy left for overseas duty, 
Andrea Kelly took a job in a war plant. She 
was little worried, at first, about working 
in factory — because she was young and 
attractive, and the risk of marring her 
beauty by an accident frightened her. But 
Andrea took the job anyway, to bock up 

She soon found that factory work wasn't 
so risky after all. Her job as o drill press 
operator was safe enough as long as she 
followed the simple precautions which her 
leodmon explained to her the first day. 
Andrea discovered that she really liked her 
work, and wrote long enthusiastic letters to 
Jimmy about it. 

Only last week, she hod a letter from 
Jimmy saying he would be coming home 
soon and they could be married on his fur- 
lough — that is, if she was willing. 

Then it happened. The day ofter Andrea 
received the letter, she was so happy and 
excited that she got careless at the factory. 
She didn't take time to check out a pair 
of safety goggles. 

A chip of high speed steel pierced her 
eyeball just far enough to allow the fluid 
to escape. Andrea lost one eye. So now 
Jimmy ond Andrea will spend his furlough 
getting her fitted with on artificial eye. 

Of course, they moke wonderful artificial 
eyes these days. It's hard for your best 
friends to tell which one is the fake. You 
con take it out at night, wash it, do almost 
anything with it — except see with it. 

Maybe you're thinking, "it can't hap- 
pen to me." But it happened to more people 
like you in industrial plants than among 
all our armed forces. Think that over. 

Injuries to the eyes by flying particles 

present the most serious problem with which 
Ryan's Safety engineers have to contend. 
In July alone, 800 employees mode a trip 
to First Aid for eye injuries. Think that 
over, too. 

Our Safety department statistics prove 
that 80 °o of these accidents would hove 
been avoided if the proper sofety goggles 
had been worn. And 1 1 °o more are due 
to not using safety shields. 

You may scy, "I know I should wear my 
safety goggles, but they're just too heavy 
and uncomfortable to wear oil day long." 

(Continued on page 17) 

Meet— Paul Tedford 


Paul was toush kids' prey — until 
Jim Quinlan took the reins 

Take a boy of high school or college age. 
Moke him an athletic hero. Get him column 
after column of newspaper praise, shower 
him with undergraduate hero worship — and 
you've probably ruined him for life. 

Nine out of ten sports heroes never re- 
cover from the sickening jolt they get when 
their athletic career ends and the crowd 
forgets them. The adjustment from glory to 
limbo is a hard one to make. 

But Paul Tedford, Ryan's new director of 
recreation, is the one sports hero in ten 
who kept his feet on the ground during and 
after a glamorous career. And it really was 
glamorous. In high school he was an all- 
state football quarterback and a widely- 
known star in basketball, baseball and track. 
At Boston University he was a letter man in 
all four major sports, besides being one of 
the most famous college boxers of his day. 
He won the national intercollegiate light- 
heavyweight boxing championship as a fresh- 
man, sophomore and junior, and twice 
knocked out the Olympic Games light-heavy 
champion in exhibition bouts. 

After his college days, Tedford became a 
professional baseball player and kept on 
getting big block headlines. He left college 
in the middle of his junior year to jump 
straight into the American Association — 
fastest minor league in the country — where 
he pitched for St. Paul, winning 35 games 
in two seasons and batting over 330. Then 
he turned down a contract with the Detroit 
Tigers in order to retire into the obscurity 
of small-town newspaper work. 

Since the day Tedford hung up his pitch- 
er's glove eight years ago, he has had no 
more headlines. Yet there is no trace of the 
forgotten-hero complex in Tedford. He 
doesn't buttonhole people and try to tell 
them about his past triumphs. He doesn't 
decorate his office with pictures of himself 
in athletic attire, nor keep big scropbooks of 
newspaper clippings handy to show visitors. 
At Ryan he is becoming known as a nice 
fellow with a lot of drive, who likes to or- 
ganize employee sports on a systematic, 
foolproof basis. He never tells about his own 
sports triumphs unless someone drags them 
out of him. 

Yet his past is a fascinating one to any- 
one interested in sports. Tedford was the 
son of a wealthy New England shoe manu- 

facturer in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He 
lived in the wealthy "high town" section and 
from earliest youth was a favorite target for 
the fists of the tough kids from the other 
side of the tracks, who regarded "sissies 
from high town" as their special prey. From 
the time he was six or seven, he began 
taking savage beatings from boys older and 
tougher than he. The beatings probably 
wouldn't hove been so bad had Tedford 
known when to quit, but he had the deep- 
seated aversion of a redheaded Irishman to 
giving in, and kept getting up for more 
punishment long after he should have stayed 

Finally his father determined that young 
Paul should learn to defend himself. So he 
sent the boy to a professional trainer in 
Boston — man named Jim Quinlan, who 
Tedford swears was one of the best fighters 
who ever stepped into a ring. "He never 
weighed more than 137," Tedford recalls, 
"but I think he could beat almost ony fighter 
who ever lived — regardless of weight. He 
never boxed professionally because he didn't 
like the gome. But I once watched him step 
into the ring and cut o heavyweight to pieces 
because the big fellow was roughing up a 
young lightweight." 

Quinlan trained Tedford for four years 
without ever letting him put on boxing gloves 
except to punch the bag. The boy spent 
those four years learning to block and roll 
and clinch; learning to dart his hands in- 
side an opponent's guard and tap him on 
the face or the stomach. Simultaneously, by 
special exercises with the bog and hours of 
practice at footwork, he was developing on 
explosive punch with either hand. Tedford 
loved it. He trained with fanatic enthusiasm 
— from eight to fourteen hours daily. He did 
six miles of roadwork every morning, shadow 
boxed, skipped rope, pulled weights, punched 
bags month after month. "Incidentally, every 
kind of exercise except the roadwork was in 
three-minute rounds of exercise for eight 

— 9 — 

hours a day, I got so I knew to the second 
when that bell would ring. It helped me a 
lot when I got into competitive fighting I 
could time each round to end in my corner 
so it was always my opponent who had to 
walk across the ring to his stool." 

Needless to say, Quinlan's training soon 
made Tedford too much of a terror for the 
local toughs to tackle. But Paul had learned 
to love boxing, so he kept on with it year 
after year. From the time he was nine until 
he was twenty-two, he never went to bed 
later than ten o'clock — never ate candy, 
never smoked or drank. This training made 
him absolutely invincible when he entered 
intercollegiate boxing. In his entire ring 
career of 287 bouts, he was never beaten. 

Some of those 287 fights were terrific 
contests. As a freshman Tedford took the 
eastern championship from Red Bailey in a 
bout that college ring fans still remember. 
Tedford was outboxed and outslugged for 
the first six rounds but pulled through by 
sheer brains. "Red was the best boxer I 
ever fought." Tedford says. "Much better 
than I was. Red was a left-hander — and 
when you meet a lefthander you try to 
right-hand him to death. But my rights 
weren't even touching him and his right 
forearm was blocking every single punch 1 
threw with my left. However, in the seventh 
round I got a bright idea. I started hitting 
that right forearm with the hardest punches 
I could throw. By the middle of the eighth 
he couldn't lift his right arm at oil. He 
didn't walk out of the ring that night." 

In another famous intersectional battle, 
Tedford whipped Lew Murray of the Uni- 
versity of West Virginia, although Murray 
outweighed him by ten pounds. Here again 
Tedford seemed to be outclassed for the first 
six rounds. Murray was a murderous puncher 
with a wild, unorthodox style and a cast- 
iron stomach. Tedford tried to box him and 

(Continued on page 18) 

Siim-> '^'^^'" ' 

U ^tim &^t' 


1 don't want to appear irrational on the 
subject of rationing, but I can't seem to 
stop writing about it. Even though several 
of my more vicious readers have urged by 
mail that the rationing that is really needed 
is rationing of my articles about rationing, 
I must touch on the subject just once more. 

The other morning I went to visit old 
Re-paint, who has been in storage since last 
November. I wanted to get the serial num- 
bers of his tires. It was while burrowing in 
the rust and cobwebs and t;rmites that now 
hove tal<en charge of old Re-paint (a spider 
was amusing himself blowing the horn when 
I arrived, and a little beaver-like animal 
had set up light housekeeping in the bock 
seat) that I decided to tell the government 
every blessed thing it wanted to know about 

One questionnaire at a time, the govern- 
ment has been ferreting out information on 
its citizens. I have looked at so many printed 
forms (when my taste runs to the more 
animated types of forms) that a few more 
"Fill in here — do not fill in below — Print 
clearly" instructions and I will be off to 
the neighborhood nuttery. 

Just think of the forms we have filled out 
already. There was the first draft question- 
naire. Then there was the second one. Then 
there was the form for sugar, then gasoline, 
now tires. Soon there will be forms for lots 
of other things. 

So here is everything I think the govern- 
ment will want to know about me. I am 
about 6 feet 2 inches tall, and my shoulder 
and waist line are about the same width, and 
my walk is like that of a penguin with a 
rock in his shoe. My ears ore about the size 
of book ends. My hair is reddish-brown, and 
there is just about enough of it to fill a 
$1.35 gold-filled locket. At the rate it is 
retreating, however, there won't be enough 
a year from now to moke the cross bars in 
a binocular. 

The hardest word in the English language 
for me to write is "government." I still don't 
think there is an "n" after the "r." Also 
I am a firm believer in two sayings of O. B. 
Keeler. The first is: "Never trust a man who 
soys he is not afraid of his wife, because 
he'll lie about other things too." The sec- 
ond is: "I con resist everything but tempta- 
tion." I like a good steak. And I think 
there is nothing like a well-done hamburger. 
Or a thin little bit of meat all covered with 

flour and fried until it can't wriggle in a 
thick cream gravy. 

My glove size — well, the government 
(notice I got the "n" in there) will never 
know it. Put a pair of gloves on me and I'm 
so helpless that I can't open a revolving door. 
But I think I weor about a number eight 

There is nothing that I wouldn't rather do 
than sit at a typewriter and write anything. 
One of my happiest moments was when I 
read that Joseph Conrad hated to write so 
much that he had to be practically knocked 
down and locked in a room to make him turn 
out a word. Me and Joseph, Joseph and me. 

Well, you are probably pretty sick hear- 
ing about me. Don't complain. I'm just as 
tired writing about myself, but de guvviment, 
he seems to want to know mighty neah all 
theah is to know about us folks. 

When I wrote a column several weeks ago 
complaining that I couldn't get a suntan and 
simply blistered and peeled every time I 
went out in the sun, I never expected to get 
such a reaction from fellow broilers through- 
out the country. 

I hove received parcels of assorted vita- 
mins to swallow. I have received packages 
of suntan oil. Letters containing recipes of 
homemade remedies for the prevention of 
sunburn have come in by the score, as well 
as letters of deep sympathy from others 
who know the pain and shame of having to 
wander around looking like a lobster in 
search of mayonnaise. 

Up until now I have tried half a dozen 
of the remedies suggested. Aside from caus- 
ing a lot of comment by passers-by who 
were puzzled by the seemingly strange ritual 
I was going through as I sat hopefully and 
damned uncomfortably on the beach, no 
good has come of the remedies yet. 

Mr. Robert Kuzell of Atlanta Go., was 
the first whose advice I followed. The recipe 
which enabled him to ton is this: 

Take a handful of tea and steep or rather 
boil it so that the resulting liquid amounts 
to about a half of a pint. After it is cool 
apply to all exposed portions of the body 
and stay in the sun for a period of about 
1 5 minutes and continue to apply the tea 
while you are in the sun. Don't stay out in 
the sun if you begin to feel any burn. 

I brewed the tea, and repaired to the 
beach in front of the house, and started 

— 10 — 

sloshing it all over me. Bill McNoily, my 
neighbor, informed me later that a number 
of people asked him what he thought I was 
doing. He said that he told them he knew 
what I was doing — that I was having my tea. 

He said the general reaction to this was 
that most everyone felt that my trip to 
England had gone to my head; that I was 
not satisfied with having tea just in the 
afternoon, but felt that I had to pour it all 
over myself all morning. Being the kind of 
a friend he is, he didn't set them right. 

After four days of this Kuzell torture I 
was as untanned as ever, which leads me 
to believe that Kuzell may have forgotten 
to tell me whether he used lemon or cream 
in his tea. 

Ernie Fields of the Northrop Aircraft Com- 
pany at Inglewood, Calif., sent me a pack- 
age of vitamins with instructions as to how 
many of them to take a day. I followed Mr. 
Fields' instructions and found that I had 
no time to stay out in the sun as every few 
minutes my watch would tell me that it was 
time to dash to the kitchen to take another 

Another homemade recipe called far me 
to dig up a palmetto tree, boil the roots, 
bathe in the root water, run out into the 
sun, bathe in the root water, run out in the 
sun, ad infinitum. 

The man who suggested this, Les Wilson 
of Los Angeles, forgot only one thing — he 
didn't mention how long to keep up this 
treatment. I have a feeling, though, that to 
make this cure stick a fellow would hove to 
make it o career. 

Having tried these and many other recipes 
I have about come to the conclusion that 
Mrs. D. J. Thompson of Southgate, Calif., 
has the best answer to the problem. She 

"I want to join your sunburned league. 
I have suffered embarrassment, isolation, 
blisters, peeling and freckles for years. This 
is the first summer of my life that I have 
had the perfect cure. I've opened a day 
nursery in my home and I don't have to 
go out to get sunburned." 

Now, if I can just find 1 5 sets of parents 
who ore willing to trust their children to my 
care, I shall open a day nursery and let the 
children drink the tea, play with the palmetto 
roots, and throw vitamins at each other. 

Before we call it a day, we would like to 
offer our congratulations to Murray Leonard, 
formerly of Production Planning, on his pro- 
motion to Lt. ( jgl . 

Proof That They Must Like Working at Ryan 

A happy occasion with everyone beaming after being presented their five-year service pins by T. Claude Ryan. Front row, D. Eddy, 
V. J. Pork, Leonard Wolslager, Mr. Ryan, W. L. Knight and R. M. Hals. Second row, Harry Goodin, W. F. Helmer, W. M. Sarsfield, 
Willard Harpster and Gordon F. Johns. 


Virginia Pixley 

We've had so many beach parties that I 
don't remember what number to give this 
last one, but 'twas a success again according 
to "them what went." MR. SEDER will 
probably agree that the party was fine but 
the grunion hunt a complete flop. Can we 
help it if our private little party was sud- 
denly invaded by throngs of people who pro- 
claimed the grunion were due to run at 
11:10 on the dot and so we decided to get 
in on it. Then, just because the grunion 
never did find our particular shore at 11:10 
or otherwise, Mr. Seder choses to hold me 
personally responsible since I live out that 
way. I really believe we had more fun NOT 
finding them than if we had gotten a bucket- 
ful. COYE SLIGH would scream and gather 
a crowd and the light would be flashed on 
the spot just in time to reveal a publicity 
shunning little sand crab burrowing for some 
privacy. Guests of honor were BUD 
SCROGGS and his very charming wife who 
seemed sorry they had missed out on the 
previous parties. Highlight was the initial 
appearance of DREW ALLEN in his Marine 
uniform who has gotten bronze and lean- 
faced and looked mighty handsome. GOR- 

DON McCORMICK showed up in his over- 
sized sailor uniform but has made up for it 
since by a visit here at Ryan in his Ensign's 
uniform with that gold stripe gleaming and 
flashing. We are very proud of Gordon and 
Drew and always tickled pink to see them. 
Drew visited us at work too but we spoiled 
things for him by trying to put him to work 
on some old problems. Got a cute cord from 
LLOYD LOOMER saying he, too, was now a 
member of the Marine Corps, and a card at 
last from TONY CONTI, who is now serving 
Uncle Sam in the Navy. LEM KOHLI is ne)<t 
to leave our fold but if he will keep in touch 
with us as the others hove done, it won't 
be so hard to give him up. 

Did you hear about the fellow who came 
to our department to see YUEN B. LEO 
thinking he was "Chink" Lee? 

We like LOUISE WILSON'S new upsweep 
hair-do. Also MARIE LOUDEN'S. It is a 
very becoming style for both of them. Van 
Sicklin quips, "Yeah, it will BECOMING 
down any minute," but pay no attention to 
him as he's been saving the joke for years 
and years and he was dying to use it. 

FROM BIRTHDAY WEEK. Amy really hod 
quite a birthday this year. Four cokes in 
all and lots of presents because everyone 
knows that Amy is so generous herself, it's 
a pleasure to turn the tables on her. 

YUEN B. LEO TIRED! Or should I soy 
DE-TIRED? Some mischievous kids stuck an 
ice pick in all his tires for no good reason at 
all. It really hod us boiling so think how 
Leo felt!! 

— II — 

Chief characteristics of WILLIAM LATTA 
are his "Roll Your Own" cigarettes and the 
way he gets so MAD he could, "eat a mess 
of chicken and dumplings all by myself." 
When Mr. Lotto lights one of those ciggies, 
I don't know how the others around him 
react but I always investigate my clothes to 
see what's burning. Mr. Lotto is burning 
after my mentioning that out loud recently. 
I think I insulted him, but if he's mad 
enough to "eat a steak dinner with French 
fried spuds," I'm really sorry. 

JACK EDMUNDS punned to J. H. Wood's 
stenog that Wood was just a splinter to 
him. So now everyone greets poor Woody 
with "HI, HO, SLIVER." 


Basic "A" gas ration books will be 
available to Ryan employees early this 

You are urged to secure your Basic 
"A" books here at the plant. This 
will not only be more convenient for 
you, but will reduce the paper work 
considerably which would be caused 
by the necessity of transferring your 
record to your local gas rationing 

An announcement will be made 
shortly as to the exact date they will 
be available and the proper procedure 
to be followed in securing them. 




A manufacturer: "They 
keep me waiting a half- 
hour for a table, and an- 
other half-hour before my 
food comes — and then 
my steak is too well- 

A pilot: "It wasn't so 
bad on that rubber life- 
raft for the first ten days, 
but then my emergency 
rations ran out. All I 
could think about was a 
big steak!" 

A traveling man: "I hod 

a reservation but they 
couldn't let me in my 
room till late in the day. 
And the room I finally got 
overlooked the alley!" 

A corporal: "They' re 
really swell at the . . . 
Hotel. They check oil our 
stuff without charge — 
and let us sleep in those 
comfortable chairs in the 


A stenographer: "I think 
I'll quit, I'm only getting 
$1 50 a month and I know 
where I con get $175. It 
will be easier work — and 
I'll get more time off." 

AWAC: "I never knew I 
was able to work so hard 
and it takes a lot of plan- 
ning to get along on $50 
month — but we're all 
awfully happy." 

Do you let it get you down when you hove to do some extra work, to moke up for the men 
and women in the services? or when you have to stand in a crowded bus? or you can't get 
the cut of meat you want? or the dust in the parking lot makes your cor a mess? or the 
weather gets so hot that you don't feel like working? 

Yes, war is hell. And everybody is prey to war nerves these days. It's easy for you to 
feel sorry for yourself. Work up a foul temper. Snarl at somebody — anybody. You con 
very quickly turn off your brain power and think with your lungs. Yell! Grouse! Belly-ache! 

But if you think, as we do, that war nerves are no excuse for squawking, moaning, or 
lying down on the job, then you'll take it out in grinning. Not only will you learn to enjoy it, 
but it will get you more in the end. 

Leave the moaning for those poor devils who reolly get hurt. 

— 12 — 

Ryan Employees Hear Lt. Serle 

Lt. Eduard Serle surveys a group of 
Ryonites while being introduced by 
Earl D. Prudden before telling of his 
exciting experiences as commander of 
a division of mine sweepers. 

Will Vandermeer, left, discussing Hol- 
land memories with Lt. Serle and Hon. 
Alexander van Leer, Vice Consul for 
Southern California of the Netherlands. 

Frank DeMoor of Manifold Small Parts, 
Holland-born, whose brother is still in 
Holland, talks with Lt. Serle. 

Ryanites on the first and second lunch 
periods of the first shift and on both second 
shift lunch periods, listened enthusiastically 
to Lieutenant Eduard George Serle of the 
Royal Netherlands Navy tell of his exciting 
experiences as the commander of o division 
of mine sweepers operating in the danger- 
ous North Sea. 

Best known as the man who escaped from 
the German foe, not with one but with eight 
Dutch ships, Lt. Serle is making an exten- 
sive lecture tour of America enroute to 
Australia where he will serve as public 
relations officer for Vice Admiral C. E. L. 
Helfrich, commander in chief of the Nether- 
lands Indies navy. 

At the time of the invasion of the Nether- 
lands, Belgium and France, Lt. Serle was in 
Paris where he represented eleven Dutch 
shipping lines as well as American export 

He was placed in charge of the reception 

John Van der Linde, who came to the 
United States from Holland via the 
Dutch East Indies as a boy, seen talk- 
ing to Lt. Serle. 

of Dutch refugees coming into the French 
capital in the van of German invaders. 
Defiantly he raised the Dutch Flag and en- 
gaged in other anti-German activities which 
brought a warning from the crumbling 
French government to leave the country. He 
went instead to Nantes. Later, despite 
bombings and strafings and the fall of 
France, he plotted and directed the escape 
of eight Dutch ships docked in a French 
port getting them safely to England, where 
they were placed into service against the 

Will Vandermeer, Chief Project Engineer; 
John Von der Linde, General Foreman, 
Assembly Departments; and Frank De- 
Moor of Manifold Small Parts, all Holland- 
born, were especially interested in talking to 
Lt. Serle personally about their homeland. 
Mr. DeMoor came to the United States when 
he was 19 and has a brother still living in 

— 13 — 

The News 

Marion Dawes and Billie Shaffer 

Keeping Posted: 

Ever hear of the three "R's"? To most 
people it represents the old red schoolhouse, 
but to FRANK JANOS it means: "Ryan, 
Romance and Raises." Frank started at 
Ryan a little over a year ago, and offhand 
we'd say he's done all right. Romance en- 
tered the picture when he married CATH- 
ERINE SWITZER, a Ryan inspector, last July. 
Then, to prove the old adage that every- 
thing comes in threes, he was appointed 
Supervisor in the Final Assembly building. 
Guess you could call this a success story. 

You can't blame us for being a little 
jealous of VIRGIE SEAL. She just come back 
from a glorious vacation, and was awarded 
a one-year service pin. KITTY MATHENY 
is still going around talking enthusiastically 
over the fun she had at Warner's Hot Springs 
last week-end. Speaking of Kitty, she 
divides her lunch now with a little kitten 
that wandered into the paint shop and adopt- 
ed her. 

This month would seem to call for a 
special service flog for "Pop," known to 
more formal souls as JACK ROPPLE. Pop 
saw a lot of the Panama Canal while serving 
as a Lieutenant in the last war. 

His son, John Ropple, and son-in-law, 
DWIGHT YARMAN, ore both in the Army 
now. We'll betcha Pop would give a year's 
pay to be right in there with them. As long 
as he can't, he's following them up as "Shop 
follow-up," and doing a good job at it. 
We'd say Pop is the head of an ail-American 
family. (Note to Pop: Hope you don't 
mind waiting till pay day for the flag! The 
orchid we requisitioned last month is still on 
the cuff) . 
Identification Stubs 

Meet the people! Step right up and shake 
the hand of some brand new members of 
our merry band. Over in the stockroom we 
have two new additions — LEONA WILSON 
is the new face in the cutting room. Inci- 
dentally she's a new bride too. KAY BUN- 
NELL is our recently acquired "hunt and 
peck" expert. 
Tag Ends 

Did you know that BEN! MARQUEZ used 
to be a Shakespearian actor at the Old Globe 
theatre in Balboa Park? Not only that, he 
was in numerous other theatre and radio 
dramas for fifteen years. NORMA ZIMMER- 
BINS were all school-teachers before joining 
the Ryan student body? We wondered why 
they shuddered at the sight of a big red 
BROYER of Experimental were both glamour 
girls in white? MARTIN BALDWIN used to 
edit a newspaper? And can he blow a mean 
trumpet! "Hot Lips" they call him in these 
parts. RALPH BRIGHAM used to sell 



I was sitting in my citadel the other eve- 
ning, chatting with a visiting Naval officer 
by the name of Nada (yes, it was Ensign 
Nada), when suddenly the public address 
system barked out; "Dr. Swaybrace! Call- 
ing Dr. Swaybrace! You're wanted in the 
surgery." By an odd coincidence, my name 
happens to be Swaybrace; putting two and 
two together (two hookers of scotch and two 
ice cubes), I decided that 1 was wanted in 
the surgery, where doubtless some poor 
devil's life was hanging In the balance. 

Dr. Vixen, girl interne, was assisting me 
that month, and I found that she had al- 
ready prepared the patient. 1 usually have 
either ether or ether either administered as 
anesthetic to my cases, but this patient hod 
fought off these drugs; hence, as a last 
resort, it had become necessary for the 
anesthetician to read to the patient from 
the D.R.M. Now he lay uneasily in a deep 
stupor, from which no agency on earth would 
be able to rouse him for another four hours. 

"Who is this patient?" I asked, ogling 
Dr. Vixen's stunning strapless surgeon's 
gown. Fondly I wished I were one-tenth as 
dashing as Dr. Kildare. 

"This? This is patient No. 26356," she 
answered with icy hauteur. I put aside any 
hopes I had of winning her with my dazzling 
smile, and decided to devote myself strictly 
to business. 

"Is it an on-the-spot case?" 

"Yes, Dr. Swaybrace. I should have said 
X-26356. He has been diagnosed as having 
ptosis of the right eyelid." 

"Dr. Vixen!" I reprimanded. 

"Sorry, sir," she said, and corrected her- 
self. "Ptosis dash eyelid R.H." 

"Better," I grumbled. 1 had finished dis- 
infecting my arms by dipping them in boiling 
creosote, and drew on my rubber gloves, just 
lately retreaded at the fingertips. I spat on 
my hands, and was ready to operate. 

The bell rang, and the amphicurtoin rose, 
disclosing us to on amphitheater full of 
eager young medical students whose voices 
rose in one great AH! when they sow Dr. 
Vixen. It had not even been necessary for 
me to tell them to "say 'oh.' " 

As 1 began outlining the procedure 1 in- 
tended following, two nurses dashed up 
and tied a surgical mask over my mouth, 
saturating it liberally (the mask, that is) 
with a powerful germicide. I forget its name, 
but it is named after a famous doctor. Lister? 
No, not Listerine. Oh yes — Dr. Benedict. 
Benedictine, that's it. Or maybe it was just 
plain hexylresorcinol. 

I glanced at the slips tacked to the 
patient's head, and nodded sagely. "Ob- 
serve, gentlemen," I said, "that the well- 
known Salzpfeffer technique is now inactive, 
never used. This patient comes within the 

group 29-6 and up, but I must caution 
you against that method of reference. The 
Salzpfeffer, or experimental, group was 29-0 
and up, is now 29-0-5; the operation I per- 
form tonight employs the production tech- 
nique effective 29-6-99. Also note that 
any cases of ptosis dash eyelid, R.H. -1 
which suffer relapses are to be reoperoted 
with the production technique, which is 
retroactive for replacements. And now, gen- 
tlemen, 1 am ready to begin." 

A hushed awe emanated from the amphi- 
theater. I lit a cigar to steady my nerves; 
and lacking an ashtray, I placed it between 
the inert toes of the patient. One of the 
nurses had already washed the surgical area 
with Lifebuoy soap; with a flick of the wrist 
1 opened my scalpel to the largest blade, 
and mode a superficial incision. "The length 
of the first incision should be % plus or 
minus 1/32," I said. "This involves a radical 
deviation from both the Salzpfeffer, Goebel 
and Rosocker techniques, as you all know." 

I could hear a hundred busy pencils taking 
notes and voices whispering: "Incision — was 
.750 plus or minus .010, now %, plus or 
minus I /32." 

"Hemostats," 1 snapped out. "Four re- 
quired. Mfd. by Dandy Hemostot and Gas 
Plier Co." The nurse handed me the in- 
struments, which 1 immediately thrust back 
at her with a snarl. "These have not been 
sterilized per spec. AN-FF-S-71I, Mayhem 
Clinic spec. MA — 2A." 

After the correct instruments had been 
prepared and applied, 1 called out, "Muscle 
retractors, 2 required. Hard chrome plated 
per spec. QR-St-UO-497." With great skill 
1 attached one, but unfortunately the other 
dropped to the floor and broke. I snatched 
it up and handed it to Dr. Vixen with the 
curt instruction: "Rework for service repair. 
Quick! The Patient's pulse is weakening." 

You can sense the drama in the situation. 
Here we were, fresh out of retractors; and 
while 1 injected adrenalin, spec. AD-USP- 
147 Into the patient's bloodstream. Dr. 
Vixen was discovering that hole edge dis- 
tance permitted reaming for bushing for 
service repair only, installing a bushing con- 
centric to within a plus or minus .003, 
riveting in a new hinge pin 34567, and in 

a moment the operation was under way 

Everything proceeded smoothly, and 1 was 
ready to embroider the trauma. "Suture, 
ANF-995," I called. 

"Suture self," replied the nurse, a flip 

"Are you suture giving me?" I flipped 
bock, and began threading the needle like 
an old housewife. I threaded in o very long 
suture, knowing that 1 hod a pair of socks 
to darn after the operation. 1 might remark 
that the conversation I had with the nurse 
kept the patient in stitches, but perhaps I 
hod better not. 

At any rate, we applied a coot of 1 
brown iodine, spec. AN-TT-P-5440 to the 
area, applied 2 layers of gauze, spec. OK-53, 
and the operation was finished. Pande- 
monium broke out in the amphitheater; Dr. 
Vixen raised my right arm above my head, 
and a boy brought o basket of Tolisman 
roses to the operating stage; these I gal- 
lantly gave Dr. Vixen, who buried her head 
in them, looked at the sea of shouting faces 
before us and sobbed, "Dear people — some- 
day I will come bock and sing 'Tosco' for 
you again." 

After picking the coins from the floor and 
splitting them four ways (for myself. Dr. 
Vixen, the nurse and Henry Morgenthou), 
we departed, feeling that we hod contributed 
our bit to science, and knowing that when 
the cigar (don't forget the cigar, folks i 
had burned down to the patient's toes, he 
would awoke, and remember, and under- 

They Hate To See Him Go 

H. E. Ingis, seated, was guest of honor at a farewell luncheon party- given by his 
friends in the Monifold Small Parts department, first shift, who are sorry to see him 
leave. Mr. Ingle is being transferred as leadmon on the third shift in the same 

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No Word In Two Months 


Mrs. Mildred Justice of the Tcoling depaitmenf had had no word from her husband 
for two months and was steeling herself to receive notice that he was missing or dead. 
Mildred was surprised one morning to see her marine husband's picture on a new 
government poster displayed in the factory. The picture showed her husband, Pfc. 
Jennings Justice, safe aboard a bottlaship after the Soipan victory. Shortly afterward 
she received a letter from him confirming his safety, and indicating that he might soon 
be coming home. 

Whispers From 
Final Swingsters 

by U and Me 

Just look, Labor Day is in just a few days 
and September 23rd is the first day of Fall. 
Now I'm asking, where has Summer gone? 

Rudder and Elevators have a few new 
faces: M. R. VANBUSKIRK, G. S. UNDER- 
S. WORTH, E. J. BRAKAGE. We take plea- 
sure in welcoming all of you and hope you 
will be long in the Ryan family. 

Just learned that our mass production 
riveter, MEDINA, has just bought a car. Now 
all he has to do is learn to drive it! It's a 
good chance for soma of you girls who know 
how to drive — all you have to do is worry 
about gas. 

BUZZ is taking a little vacation visiting 
his folks up North. He said he wanted to 
cotch up on his fishing, but the report we 
received is that he is running a combine in 
a wheat field. We told him about the labor 
shortage, serves him right. 

We lost a good friend, SMITTY the Navy 
Inspector, who has gone on days. What we 
lil'ied about Smitty, besides being a good in- 

spector, was that he kept us informed on all 
the ball games. Speaking of ball games the 
Ryan Nite Hawks celebrated when they won 
their 30th gome of the season while losing 
only 8. 

We do miss BILL "KILLER" KANE and 
RED HAY, our inspectors who went up to 
Balboa park to be with the boys and girls 
on ailerons. 

One of the leadmen in Elevator and 
Rudders has had a few worries lately. His 
wife and kiddies take a trip bock home to 
see the folks and ship their clothes via truck. 
On the way, the truck catches fire and Bill's 
wife lost four hundred dollars worth of 
clothes. Tough luck, Bill. If any of you 
wont to get the latest "hair do," go see Bill 
at 4th and Market. He's a barber now. 

Introductions ore in order for our new 
Navy Inspector, MR. LARRY ALLEN. Larry, 
who followed his Dad's footsteps and joined 
the Marines after Pearl Harbor, spent his 
boot training in Son Diego. He got a bod 
case of pneumonia just before completing 
his boot training so he got a medical dis- 
charge. After kicking around a bit. Lorry 
got drafted and spent seven months in the 
Army. Finally his medical discharge caught 
up with him and he got surveyed out of the 
Army, which was our gain. He's from 
Oregon. It is a pleasure to have you with 
us, Larry. 

— 15 — 

We hear CONKLIN goes to Arizona, not 
only to fly, but for the steaks too. With all 
that heat over there, we wouldn't doubt their 
being tender if cooking helps. 

MARY SHANNON has been out on the 
sick list for sometime. We've missed you, 
Mary, you're a fine worker. 

HELEN ATHEY will be Mrs. John Seven- 
son the 30th of September. John's a grand 
fellow in the Marines. Our best wishes — 
Johnnie and Helen 

Everyone is happy to see MRS. FREEBORN 
back in the pitchers stand. 

DICK STONE is on o vacation and off for 
Holly, .'ood. Remember Dick, there's a short- 
age of actors and prop men, watch out. 

MRS. MAGILL really had a happy birth- 
day. A knock on the door and there stood 
her son whom she hadn't seen in fifteen 
months. Could she ask for anything more 

The gang at Balboa pork tells us the ham- 
burgers, hot dogs and pop is "delic" and 
that they like to work up there. 

PAUL FLEISCHER and his big family from 
the swingsters are missed here at the home 
plate a lot. 

MARY MACDONALD had a surprise party 
for her husbond on his birthday. Conklin was 
there with his "movies" which added to the 

Did you know Janie is getting married 
soon now? "I knew him in school," says 
Janie, but that doesn't fool us. That wasn't 
so long ago at that. 

Good to have MR. WILLIAMS, our fore- 
man, bock from his vocation. We know he 
must have had a fine time. He looked so 
happy on his return. 

"Honey child" ORTEGO, that's one fine 
young skipper you have in that photo. May 
years as they come and go be kind to him. 

As the wife came in the door, the husband 
exclaimed, "Darling, why the bondage on 
your eye?" "Don't try to be funny," said 
the wife, "as if you couldn't tell it is my 
new hat!" 

Last, but not least, happy birthday to 
Tillie and Hoyden. 









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 quickly! 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 a well-trained 
employee is an asset to the company. "To 
help its own workers obtain training is defi- 
nitely to the company's interest," he soys. 
"There will continually be opportunities for 
the men and women in our organization who 
are willing to study and prepare themselves 
for greater responsibilities." 



(Continued from page 6) 

"Sounds like a good idea," the officers 
responded. "We'll let any man do it provid- 
ing he gets the okay of his direct superior 
and his executive officer. Why don't you 
come in and tell our whole gang about it? 
When they're all assembled you can put your 
proposition up to everybody at once." 

So Art and Frank mode a speech to the 
Coast Guardsmen. The result was good; 
about a dozen showed up for work that 
very some night. 

The number was to multiply later, be- 
cause of the way the Ryan supervisors han- 
dled the first-comers. They welcomed each 
serviceman like a long-lost brother. 

Mickey Meyers, formerly night foreman 
of Manifold Assembly and a key man in the 
Manifold labor pool system, took a personal 
interest in the servicemen from the very 
start. That first night he was on hand at 
the gate to meet every one as he come in. 
He hod a chat with each man, swiftly an- 
alyzed his background and capabilities, and 
mode sure that each was assigned to what- 
ever available work was best suited to him. 
During the evening he stopped off once or 
twice at each man's bench to see how he 
was getting along. At ten o'clock, when the 
men checked out. Meyers was again waiting 
for them at the gate for a friendly parting 
word. And with him was none other than 
factory manager G. E. Barton, who offered 
cigarettes all around and chatted for several 
minutes with the servicemen about their 

Naturally, all this made a big hit with 
the Coast Guardsmen. Word soon spread all 
over San Diego via the scuttlebutt route that 
Ryan was a better place for servicemen to 
work. "They really take an interest in you 
there," one sailor told another. "The big 
shots themselves, foremen and factory bosses 
and guys like that, come around to moke 
sure you're getting along okay. I guess they 
really wont us." 

As Ryan has found m.ony times before, 
word-of-mouth recommendations ore the 
very best advertising. Soon, instead of one 
dozen servicemen, the company had many 
dozens on its rolls. In spite of the growing 
number, Ryan supervisors still took pains to 
see that every serviceman was made wel- 
come and assigned to an appropriate job. 
Servicemen were all referred to Mickey 
Meyers as they come in — his close connec- 
tion with the labor pool, and his natural 
Irish friendliness, mode it easy for him to 
get the men started right. Mickey talked the 
servicemen's language. He is on old Marine 
himself from the last war, and still carries 
shrapnel and machine gun wounds from 
St. Mihiel and the Argonne. The servicemen 
took to him as a sort of adopted uncle and 
never failed to hail him eagerly whenever 
his battered felt hot and beaming Irish grin 
hove in sight. 

Although it meant extra work for Mickey, 
he took time to find the very best available 
spot for each man who came in. He scattered 
them all over the factory — some as pipe- 
fitters, some as machinists, others to Sheet 
Metal or Final Assembly or Manifold. Ma- 
rines who hod been driving giant ten-ton 
trucks were vastly omused to find themselves 
assigned to the tiny Budas in the transporta- 
tion department. A few unskilled men were 

given janitor assignments, and took to them 
with a will. 

The hook-up between Ryan and the armed 
forces has been a good deal for all con- 
cerned. The men are enthusiastic about 
their work and their bosses. Ryan is en- 
thusiastic about the results the men turn 
out. The armed forces ore enthusiastic about 
the worthwhile spare-time occupation and 
extra income it gives their men — and about 
the increased production for the fighting 
fronts. So the part-time hiring of service- 
men at Ryan is one of those arrangements 
where everybody wins and nobody loses. 

Complete With Ants! 

Line forms to the right at the Inspec- 
tion Department picnic. Mrs. Walter 
Stevens, whose husband works in In- 
spection, is one of the first lucky people 
to be served. 

August 6, I 944, was a day of "Whoopee" 
and fun for the Ryan Inspectors, their fam- 
ilies and friends. The invasion of Flinn 
Springs was accomplished with no casualties 
except for two gentlemen, one who lost his 
teeth (we won't mention his name), and 
Cecil Kuhm, who broke his wrist reaching 
for on extra hot dog. 

Bert (Start 'em Off) Holland and Speedy 
(Pick 'em at the Finish) Cole and Bill 
(Tug o' War) Bilben did their very best in 
trying to keep people away from the beer 
line by insisting they ploy games and pull 
on ropes — which could hove been annoy- 
ing, but for the able assistance of Dove 
(Bottle Opener) Bracken, Dick (Hove a 
Beer) Collins and Huffie (Schlitz) Huff- 
stutter biting off beer bottle tops and by 
saving the life of many parched and weary 

After becoming exhausted from playing 
gomes and pulling ropes, our able crew of 
Chefs and Disher-Uppers supplied our gastro- 
nomic satiety with admonishment to a state 
of deglutition consistent with our dietetic 
integrity, with baked ham, baked beans, 
hot dogs, hot tamoles, potato salad, pickles 
and olives and stuff like that there I The 

— 16 — 

Mess Crew consisted of Charles 'Cut it 
Thick) Christopher, Sea (Hambone) Gillebo, 
Bill (Pilot High) Jennings, Polly 'Pickle) 
Swift and Mory (Don't Cut Your Finger) 

All afternoon our ears were jarred by 
ad libbing from Jack I Loud Mouth I Dennis 
and Huffie (Hi-Lo) Huffstutter, who ren- 
dered "Mairzy Doots" over the P. A. system. 

The prizes were guarded by George 
(There is No 2nd Prize for this Event) Dew. 

Those who were still able, danced until 
they became completely exhausted and foot- 
weory, then wended their way home. 

After the dust cleared away, Dave (Bottle 
Opener) Bracken and Mourie 'Gimme an- 
other Beer) Clancy were seen loading the 
truck with the refuse from the picnic with 
Bracken doing the work and Clancy singing 
"Mary Ann McCarthy" to bolster his morale. 

Mission Accomplished. 

Inside Outside 


by J. L. "Tubby" Cawson 

Outside Production has moved to new 
quarters, increased its floor space and, con- 
sequently, its personnel. We ore probably 
the fastest expanding group in all of Ryan. 
Here we ore with our own new column. 

Ten months ago, Outside Production con- 
sisted of four office employees and two 
"Vendor Contact" men. Today counting 
Superintendents and all in San Diego, we 
hove twenty-eight, and in L- A., six. 

The other day, we had o visitor from Los 
Angeles. In the course of his trovels about 
the factory, he come to the place where 
Sheet Metal Assembly is working outside. He 
remarked to his guide, "Is this the Ryan 
Outside Production Department I've heard 
so much about?" Well, if I may, I'll tell all 
of you that it isn't. Our department is the 
one which handles all of the Ryan work that 
is contracted to vendors who make parts and 
assemblies for us on the outside. it's our 
job to act as co-ordinator between the Sub- 
Contractor and Ryan. We furnish material, 
priorities, all change information and supply 
"Vendor Contact" men who act as direct 
Liaison Agents to the Ports Plants. Sounds 
easy, huh! If I were to give you any more 
information, I would have to supply you with 
our book of procedure, which I don't believe 
our "Flying Reporter" Editor would like, as 
it would more than fill this edition, and 
wouldn't the rest of the contributors raise 
heck with me! 

As I am beating my brains out over this, 
my first column, oil the gals in the office 
have bothered me about writing of their boy 
friends, birthdays, etc. But if I'm going to 
catch this dead-line, oil I'm gonna have time 
for is a short note on our party celebrating 
our moving into our new headquarters. It 
was a gala affair where we knocked off 
twenty-six chicken pies, four quarts of 
potato salad, two gallons of iced tea, two 
watermelons and two cakes. 

Well, if this passes the censors, next edi- 
tion I'll tell you a little obout our personnel. 

P. S. From censor. It did Tubby! 


F. P. Cooksie 
Machine Shop 

W. D. Cress 
Manifold Assembly 

Gilberf A. Cusey 
Pattern Dept. 

G. R. Hollenbeck 
Manifold Assembly 

Edward A. Erickson 
Manifold Dept. 

W. D. Horner 
Final Assembly 

Jim Key 

G. E. Leonard 
Experimental Dept 

Robert D. Swauger 

Manifold Small 




(Continued from page 8) 

The Safety Department felt this was a legiti- 
mate complaint and undertook a thorough 
survey to find more comfortable and attrac- 
tive goggles. 

Through this survey, goggles which are 
light-weight and comfortable to wear with 
acetate frames — with or without side shields 
— and available in various sizes were lo- 
cated. The lenses are either clear glass or 
with varying degrees of color. All persons 
needing safety goggles on their job should 
contact their foreman. He will give you 
an approved slip which will enable you to 
check out a pair of the new-type safety 
goggles from the Tool Crib. 

For the numerous employees who must 
now wear clumsy goggles over their pre- 
scription ground lens glasses, arrangements 
have been made with the American Optical 
Company to provide your own prescription 

lens in light-weight, comfortable safety 
goggles frames at a very nominal fee. Take 
a few minutes today and come up to the 
Safety Department in the Tooling office, or 
call Extension 396 and secure blanks for 
sending these orders through. Those few 
minutes invested today may save YOU years 
of total darkness. 


Downtown Frame-Up 

by Mildred Murphy 

Due to vacations, we lost track of time 
lost month and forgot the deadline so we 
missed out on the last issue! 

First of all, we hove several changes to 
report: MARION LEONARD left us to go 
to Engineering so we now have POLLY 
HOOVER taking over on files. JANICE 
ABRAMS is spending her summer vacation 
up here helping us make room for those 
bales of paper we keep getting to be filed. 

— 17 — 

We were all very sorry to learn of the 
death of FRANCES McLEOD's mother and 
at this time we wish to extend our sincerest 

MR. SAYE and MR. ODOM have been 
missed lately. MR. SAYE is bock East on 
business and MR. ODOM just returned from 
a few days' trip to Tucson — also on business 
— we're just going to sit back and wait for 
results now! 

Last month MURPHY and McLEES took 
vacations and this month MILDRED BRU- 
NETTE is on vacation — to be married to 
PAUL LUKENS. Here's wishing them lots of 
luck and happiness. Wish we could go to 
the wedding! 

ways seem to be left out of this column and 
they're beginning to resent it. I vowed I'd 
get their names in this month but still they 
haven't done anything to warrant any pub- 
licity — well, at least I tried. 

MR. ODOM is always springing new words 
on us — the latest is "saronkey" — does any- 
one know of a good use for it? 

M. Siraton recently appointed Assistant 
Foreman in the Fuselage department. 



(Continued from page 9) 

got belted all over the ring. He tried to 
counterpunch but couldn't even make his 
man wince. Finally he went berserk, threw 
all his ring science to the winds, and slugged 
it out with Murray. For two rounds the crowd 
at Mechanics Hall in Boston never stopped 
screaming as the two fighters stood with 
their feet planted in the center of the ring, 
smashing away at each other without any 
attempt to block or dodge. It was finally 
Murray who fell, not Tedford — the long 
years of conditioning stood him in good 
stead that night. 

Tedford's record in other sports is also 
sprinkled with glamorous incidents. Probably 
his most famous football game come in 
1930 on the day Newburyport High played 
Salem, a much larger school. Salem had 
beaten Newburyport twenty times in the last 
twenty-two years and figured to win handily 
this time. But quarterback Tedford — only 
fourteen years old though he weighed 165 — 
ran back the opening kickoff 82 yards to o 
touchdown. For 54 minutes thereafter, New- 
buryport held Salem scoreless, although Ted- 
ford hod three ribs cracked a few ploys 
after the beginning of the gome. He stayed 
in the game but didn't carry the boll, even 
though he was New England's ace broken- 
field runner. He just didn't feel good that 

However, with six minutes to play, Salem 
scored and converted to take the lead. New- 
buryport hod been passing, running the ends 
and trying razzle-dozzle plays all day with- 
out avail. So signal-caller Tedford began 
sending himself through the line — though he 
had never done any line-plunging before 

in his life. He bucked the line twenty-four 
consecutive times for six first downs in a 
row. Then, with forty-four seconds to play, 
he hit the line again. But this time, he didn't 
hove the ball. The fullback, who had never 
before carried the ball, went off tackle to 

Tedford hod his troubles when he got into 
college football. At Boston University he 
was slated to be first-string quarterback, as 
befitted an all-state high school quarter, 
until the first day of practice. Then he dis- 
covered that Boston University, like most 
colleges, requires its quarterbacks to be 
blockers. It the first blocking drill, the coach 
thought Tedford's ludicrous attempts to block 
were persistent clowning, and was so infuri- 
ated he nearly threw Tedford off the squad. 
After the coach realized that Tedford had 
actually never learned to block in high 
school, he was switched to halfback and 
did well. But Boston University was a weak 
sister in college football and Tedford never 
won much renown, particularly since he was 
alwoys more interested in boxing. He did 
acquire letters each year, however, in base- 
ball, basketball, track and football, as well 
03 boxing. 

At college baseboll he was so scintillating 
that St. Paul offered him o contract, and the 
lure of big money was too much to resist. 
He left Boston University in his junior year 
and become a pitcher for St. Paul. 

Tedford will never forget his first gome 
with the professionals. He pitched a three- 
hit game — and lost 13 to 0. There were 
several humpty-dumpties in the St. Paul 
infield that doy, but Tedford also walked 
six men — and of the three hits he allowed, 
one was a homer and another o triple, each 
time with the bases full. 

Later he struck his stride, however, and 
became one of the league's leading pitchers. 
Opposing teams rode him mercilessly as the 
"boy wonder" — he was still only twenty — 
but the most caustic bench jockeys never 
made him falter. Once, before o crucial game 
at Toledo with 22,000 in the bleachers, the 
whole opposition squad come out of the 
dugout to razz him as he warmed up on the 
mound. On the pretense of picking up a 
pebble along the base line, he strolled over 
to their dugout and remarked, "All right, 
sweethearts, just for that I'm going to pin 
your ears bock today. But good." He did — 
he shut out Toledo with one hit. 

Sticking one's chin out that way is no fun 
unless you do it twice, Tedford soys. So the 
next time he worked against Toledo, when 
they gave him the some pre-gome treatment 
that they hod previously, he again ambled 
over to them and remarked, "What I did 
to you last time is just a sample of what 
you're going to get today." That day five 
out of the first six men to face him got hits. 
The sixth belted a homer over the center 
field wall. He lost the game by about sixteen 

At the end of his second seoson with St. 
Paul, Tedford married. He decided that the 
itinerant life of a big-leogue ballplayer 
was no existence for o family man, so he 
turned down a preferred controct with the 
Detroit Tigers and became combination 
sports editor and advertising manager of a 
small New England doily. His years in the 
limelight were over. 

But Tedford didn't mind. He settled down, 
began writing a sports column which soon 
was syndicated in seven other New England 
newspapers, and lived happily ever after — at 
least so it would appear. He certainly shows 

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no signs of unhappiness. Today he tears into 
his Ryan work with great gusto and good 
humor, just as he did with his previous news- 
paper jobs and with the position he has held 
for the post year as publicity director of 
the San Diego Club. 

Tedford did well in business because he 
has brains as well as athletic skill. In high 
school he never got any grade except A. In 
college he was consistently near the top of 
his class. Even today, his mind works so fast 
that he con odd up o column of four-digit 
figures faster than on adding machine can- 
One might expect a man with o job and 
background like Tedford's to be the back- 
slapping falsely hearty professional-swell-guy 
type of recreotion leader. Instead the one 
thing that impresses most people about Paul 
Tedford is his sincerity. He really seems to 
get a tremendous kick out of meeting peo- 
ple, listening to them talk, and helping 
them hove a good time in the gym or on the 
athletic field — which is probably one reason 
why our recreational director seems well on 
the way to making a big success of the com- 
pany's whole recreation program. 

^ Plant 

"»*■ IPBJ 

by Bob Christy 

Ah, sweet summer-time with its sunshine, 
vocations, beach picnics, trips to the moun- 
tains, and all that stuff like that there. 
Sounds like post-war planning doesn't it? 
Still, the sunshine we hove everyday now; 
the vocations, well, IRENE COOK just re- 
turned from one and seems to hove hod a 
swell time. We ore glad she is back although 
she doesn't seem to be as happy about it as 
we. The beach picnics, we hove hod a couple 
that will be long remembered. Trips to the 
mountains ore something, that as for as 1 
con see, ore definitely post-war planning 
with tires and gas at its present low level. 

We have a few new additions to Plant 
Engineering, one in Maintenance Control, so 
welcome, KATHERYN TAYLOR. There ore 
also two newcomers in the Drafting Room 
and though they ore still a little young (5 
and 6 weeks old to be exact! both BILL 
KUYKENDALL and myself feel that our new 
sons ore going to be tops in helping to win 
this war and keeping the peace that follows. 

I noticed that Ryan was quite well repre- 
sented at the Annual Eost West Football 
Gome and I understand that some suffered 
from sunstroke lor was it Sunnybrook>. 

Tsm^ LI 



The following excerpts were written by 
Ryanites of Material Control for our column, 
therefore this reporter presents — 

First Impressions at Ryan: 


— by L. D. HIBBARD 

I've worked at many places 

In my travels thru the land. 

Where the homefolks' smiles were friendly 

And they smiled to beat the band. 

And I've worked at many places. 

If you gather what I mean. 

Where the warmth of peoples' greetings 

Seemed to hold a holy sheen. 

And I've worked at several places 

Where the going got quite rough. 

And the cold unfriendly gestures 

Made me say, "I've had enough." 

But I never dreamed that I would find 

A place so bright and gay. 

Where everyone seems glad to throw 

A helpful hint my way. 

Where everyone seems happy 

And their duties do not shirk; 

Yet I find this true at Ryan's 


There'll Be Some Changes Made 


I'm just beginning to realize 
A fact that everyone knows 
A BM is never completed 
Without a dozen E.O.'s 
And just to confuse me further 
Are changes A, B, C and D 
With Stop Work Orders to follow 
And Change Notices 1 , 2 and 3 
All this I bear with fortitude 
But what really brings the moans 
Are the latest Special Instructions 
Signed by C. B. JONES 

(Second Shift) 

If you've something to ad-lib. 
Or something to relate; 
For fear "She" might be near 
You sort of hesitate. 
You wonder if "She" over-heard 
Some of your thoughtless "glib." 
"She's" just a little Southern girl. 
I guess, you know it's "Lib." 
Since "She's" just a Southern gal, 
"She" has a Southern drawl. 
Yep! You've guessed it there. 
It is the phrase "You-all." 

Purchased Parts Pony Express 


Purchased Parts Pony (not Puny) Express 
goes for a ride and a race. A. FARKAS 
riding "Pete," C. KELLY up on "Chico" and 
O. MEEHLING trying to stay on "Pal." 

They're off! Kelly takes the lead, Meehl- 
ing next, Farkos gets a late start. Farkas 
comes up fast on the inside and passes 
Meehling swinging his crop. Meehling's 
horse crowds into Kelly on the outside, 
almost pushing Kelly off the track (just a 
50 ft. drop straight down). Farkas takes 
the lead, Meehling next and Kelly brings up 
the rear. At the first turn, Meehling takes 

the inside and makes his bid for the lead. 
Meehling forgets to pull on the reins and 
his horse doesn't make the turn, but goes 
straight ahead. Meehling, thinking the 
horse knows a short-cut, lets him go. Farkas 
is crowded off the track and has to follow 
Meehling. Kelly makes the turn and wins 
the race. 

Moral : The race is not always to the 

Did you Know — by MARY MELTON 

I wonder if you know that we have a very 
interesting and talented group of people 
working in Material Control? Well, just in 
case you have not had much time to think 
about those with whom you work, here is a 
sneak-view into the lives of your co-workers. 

Did you know that every section of the 
United States is represented here, and that 
born in Canada? 

There is OWEN MEEHLING from West 
Virginia and proud of it, who paints pictures 
and has sung over Radio Stations WSAZ 
and WJEJ. (How about a song sometime, 

The good State of Indiana is well repre- 
sented by HAROLD WRIGHT. He has been 
a member of the Indiana State Guard, and 
during the 1943 flood they evacuated people 
from small towns and sand-bogged the 
levees. Also, he has done some flying, is a 
member of Delta Kappa Chi Fraternity, and 
came to San Diego to get into aircraft work 
and to see some of California. 

worked for a telephone company for 1 7 
years, which must be some sort of record. 

We must tell you about a charming 
notive daughter, who sings in a trio and the 
Ryan Chorus — does the hula and Tahition 
dancing — likes sports of all kinds, loves 
swing music with lots of jive, and is single 
too. Guess who? Yes, it is MARJORIE 

These people have some interesting hob- 
bies too. Honest to Goodness Dirt Gard- 
miniature animals and poetry. JAMES 
HALLEY'S hobby is electric trains. BILL 
HANSON is a radio bug. HELEN POWERS — 
KARNEY — swimming. And HARRY BER- 
MAN'S hobby is playing hearts (he evidently 
meant with cards, don't you think?) 

ELSBETH HOISINGTON — playing bridge. 
sleep and more sleep. IRMA DUGUID and 
GEORGE BALDWIN are the readers. JEANNE 

MILLER— fishing and riding. RUTH LEEDY 

— sewing. MARY CHRISTOPHER — knit- 
ting, "and not small garments." MARY 
MILLER — fixing up her new home. ARNIE 
FARKAS — photography. C. H. KELLEY — 
all kinds of sports. Baseball for BEN 
JUNDT. DOW E. WILLIAMS— cake eating 

(doesn't he know he can't have his cake and 
eat it too?) 

Please note: I cannot be held responsible 
for the following since accommodating 
friends supplied the information. MARY 
WILLIAMSON — gaining weight. PEGGY 
PAASKE'S hobby is eating and talking. 
discussing their babies. C. B. JONES — col- 
lecting pencil stubs. ROSE MARIE HAINES 

— man hunting. PAT LUNDGRUM — the 
State of Washington. PAT SANFORD, born 
in Washington, bored in California, and her 
hobby — shoplifting. 

Congratulations go to J. L. HALLEY of 
Manifold Material Control as he recently 
celebrated his third year with Ryan. Yes, 
J. L., as he is known to his many friends, 
knows manifolds from stem to stern and 
stock to stack, and learned the hard way. 
Congrats, J. L., and that 3-year pin you're 
sporting looks like a million and sets a good 
example for the rest of us Ryanites. 

A hearty welcome is extended to the 
following new members who have recently 
joined our ranks, FRANCES ROSE, Inventory 
Control Group; JAMES WILFORD, Second 
Shift; CONNIE GANNON, Second Shift; 
ANARITA MURTAGH, Gov. Reports and 
Statistics Group; ESTHER RADER, Second 

Goodbyes and farewells were extended 
recently to the following folks who hove 
been missed by us all, CELO McCUBBIN, 

A patriotic fellow is Waldo Opfer of 
Manifold Small Parts department on 
second shift. Waldo hasn't been late 
or absent for the past two years. 

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Shipping Notes 
and Quotes 

by Betty Jane Christenson 

MOTTO — We're still alive in Shop 45! 

The Shipping Department has lost a good 
columnist due to the termination of Leigh 
MocDonold, our Ship-Tide reporter. We 
hope we con carry on equally as well in the 
future as she has in the past. The column 
for this issue is the result of the combined 
efforts of all three shifts in Shipping. It was 
decided that since we are starting anew it 
would be appropriate to secure a new head- 
ing for our column; consequently ideas and 
suggestions have poured in from all direc- 
tions! There was on abundance of en- 
thusiasm and cooperation which mokes one 
realize that department 45 is REALLY olive! 

Since "Shipping Mate's Traits," "Shipping 
Sharpies," and "Notes and Quotes of 45" 
ran so close in the final vote it was found 
necessary to compromise in order to satisfy 
the majority! 

Through a survey of the number of em- 
ployees in the department on all three shifts, 
it was discovered that we ore composed of 
quite o few — all of us working and striving 
together for the same ultimate goal! 
Because the Navy and Ryan Inspectors in 
our midst are such a vital part of our every- 
day work life we think it only fair that they, 
too, should be counted as a port of our de- 
partment where news is concerned. 

How true the saying "time changes 
everything!" People come, go, and shift 
around on various jobs within the depart- 
ment and since "variety is the spice of life" 
there is no monotony here. So, with the 
necessary preliminaries eliminated, let's get 
on with the news! 

ART "OLIE" OLSON just returned from 
his well-earned week's vocation. To say he 
was missed would be putting it mildly! 

AL DOSHIER was gone two weeks to see 
his Navy father in Yellville, Ark., who has 
just returned from overseas. Al fortunately 
managed to visit his brother also, who is in 
the army and stationed in Texas. 

JOHN "DAD" GEE, as reliable and steady 
o worker as there ever was, has a son, AL, 
whom everyone knows as Chief of Plant 
Production; and Al in turn has a son named 
DOUGLAS in Manifold Pre-jig who is an 
electric welder, which means that being 
there ore three generations of Gees in the 
Plant, it would be difficult to hold back pro- 
duction. What combination ! 

beautiful name?) our recent newcomer has 
replaced MILLY WULFF at the Ditto 
Machine in the office and seems quite 
pleased with her new position. Milly's hus- 
band was recently discharged from the 
Marine Corps and they ore going to Los 
Angeles to live. 

HENRY REYNOLDS, Navy Inspector, went 
on the night shift (gee — no more Henry 
Aldrich calls from the packers, Henry!) so 
who do you suppose replaced him? A very 
cute MISS (check that Miss, fellas) 
MARIAN MENDENHALL who originally 
hailed fom Leavenworth, Kansas. Quite o 
pleosing addition to our Deportment, we 
must soy! 

Recently promoted to leadmen in the Inspection department ore, first row, Donald L. 
Goulet, Receiving Inspection; John R. Tibbetts, Receiving Inspection; Rodney M. Rails- 
back, Sheet Metal Inspection; and F. W. Haywood, Experimental Inspection. Second 
row, Lloyd C. Huffstutter, Receiving Inspection; Milton C. Ring, Machine Parts Inspec- 
tion; Axel L. Holland, General Assembly Inspection, and Kenneth H. Shehi, Manifold 

Swing Shift news includes the surprise 
birthday party for that charming, adorable 
(and this is no exaggeration — just ask some 
of the day shifters) young lady — ROBERTA 
CULBREATH. Popular among her fellow 
workers this lucky gal received a lovely set 
of pottery for her gift Cake, ice cream, and 
coffee were also supplied for her pleasure. 
Yum! Her spirit of cooperation is 'oil reef' 
considering she worked on her star birthday 
and especially on a Saturday night! She 
should certainly be added among the list of 
"those doing their part" for it's these people 
who help insure a shorter rood to victory for 
us all. 

There are two fine fellows working in our 
shop whom we should all know more about. 
It is always interesting to leorn what our 
co-worker's pre-war occupations were and 
what their post-war secret ambitions are. 
In interviewing DON NELSON, it was dis- 
covered his past and future interests ore 
identical. Looking into the post, we find he 
was a bus-boy at the Palisades Cafe, worked 
in an East Son Diego grocery store, and 
finally owned and operated a food and meat 
market in Escondido for seven years. He 
resides there at this time and drives forty 
miles a day to work. When asked about 
his opinion of our department he replied, 
"I like it, that's why I'm here!" It is his 

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desire to resume operations in the grocery 
business directly after victory. 

Next we hove that spry old-timer HER- 
MAN GILLETT, carpenter by trade and 
ambition. To put his variable life briefly, 
he was a Depot Agent and Operator on the 
Burlington Railroad for ten years. He come 
to California in 1918 and for twenty-six 
years has done Carpenter work of all kinds. 
If you haven't heard of Termite-work, ask 
him about it sometime, he did that for six 
years at Long Beach. He himself having 
been a foreman of a Carpenter Shop for 
Shell Oil Compony for eight years, has the 
sincere opinion that TOMMY GETZ is the 
finest Foreman for whom he has ever worked. 
He also has a very high opinion of Ryan, so 
evidently he is well satisfied with his present 
surroundings. That coming from a mon 
"who knows" is very gratifying. More power 
to you, Herman! 

The world is now going through a very 
chaotic period and heartbreaks fly thick and 
fast. During the post few months, tragic 
news has reached more than a few of our 
own co-workers in this department, and we 
all wish to wholeheartedly extend our sym- 
pathies and understanding to you who have 
carried on so bravely. 

A bundle of thought . . . Wouldn't it be 
nice if we were half as interested in others 
lives OS we are in our own? 

Two Georges Receive Five -Year Pins 

George M. Lane, left, of Manifold Small Parts and George E. Christian, right, of 
Manifold Assembly have their pictures snapped just after being presented five-year 
service pins by Mr. Ryan. 

Sheet Metal 

by Marge and Ernie 

With our changing department, we daily 
wonder just what is going to be moved next. 
One of these mornings we will come to work 
and not be able to find the punch presses. 
The boys are really doing a fine job moving 
all these departments around and the 
changes on Monday mornings really make 
you sit up and take notice. 

a joint birthday party on August I I . They 
were both just SIXTEEN. Cake and coffee 
were served and their department hopes 
they will both be here next year for another 
party just like it. 

L. W. WHITE in Department No. 3 is 
leaving us to work in Tool Design. His 
department surprised him with a huge deco- 
rated cake and with a handkerchief and 
sock shower. It was a gala affair, socks 
and hankies everywhere. His department 
is very sorry to see him leave, and he will 
have to come back and see us real often. 
He wishes to thank everyone for the party 
and the lovely gifts and he said "I'm not 
quite sure whether they were giving thanks 

that I'm leaving or if they want me to have 
something to remember them by." 

We wish to welcome all our new people at 
this time. We have several that are trading 
STEGNER, both Leadmen on the brakes, are 
trading shifts next week. Since JOE 
SWINGLE was inducted into the Army, FRED 
HILL has come on first shift to fill that Lead- 
man vacancy. BESSIE HEARN and EARLE 
NELSON have come on first shift, too. 
Bessie used to be on day shift, and it seems 
good to see her back. 

We wish to mention at this time — the 
great T. Kell and his "wolf whistle." Some- 
where Terry hit upon the idea that if he 
could make himself a little whistle he would 
not have to stretch his neck so for to get the 
girls' attention. So moke himself a whistle 
he did — and it could be heard from one end 
of the building to the other. The girls fairly 
hung by their heels in the rafters, and every 
girl would stop and listen and hope it was 
her that the whistle was for. Terry had a 
lot of fun and we wonder what happened to 

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that little "wooden" whistle — we guess it 
just "wooden" whistle any more. 

W. D. DIXON and J. E. SWINGLE are 
now G. I.'s. We will be onxious to 
hear just what they get into. Uncle Sammy 
has a couple of fine boys there and we hope 
they keep in touch with us. 

CLARENCE HARPER is on a two week's 
vacation. He will come back brown as a 
berry and fit as a fiddle. Martha hasn't 
hod any flowers lately, Harpy. 

Please turn in your news just any time 
you go by. 


My word! Such a lot of transfers this 
time. BOB FLANAGAN, formerly leodmon 
in Dept. 1, has left us for Mechanical 
Maintenance, but we still see him around. 
Also leaving Dept. I , JOYCE DONELSON 
transferred to Dept. 32; and RUBY 
MATHEWSON went on day shift. Down in 
Dept. 3, ALICE GAY transferred to day shift 
in another department, and MILDRED RYAN 
went to Final Assembly, days. ODIEVE 
LOUTHERBACK has gone bock to Okla- 
homa, and LILLIAN RODRIQUEZ returned 
to Los Angeles. Now, Dept. 2: FRED HILL 
EARLE NELSON have all decided to try 
day work for awhile, but we now hove 
HARVEY STEGNER as leadman on the 
Power Brakes to take Gerry's place. 

At this time, allow me to present the new 
Clerk in Dept. 2 — BETTY DOLBY. Betty is 
proving herself a valuable addition to the 
Dept., and we're all glad to have you with 
us, Betty. I might odd, also, that Mr. 
Stringer and Mr. Humphrey ore quite 
pleased with the whole idea. 

August 6th saw Supervisory personnel of 
Cutting and Routing Dept. all enjoying a 
picnic at the beach near Charley Frantz' 
home. And be it known to all that this was 
one picnic where there was plenty of food 
and some to spare. Both day and night shift 
supervisors and their families got together 
and had a grand time, 

ANDY ANDERSON, leadman in Dept. 1, 
and EUNICE HAVENS were married recently! 
Congratulations, Andy, and our best to you 

I know that you've all noticed our open- 
air addition to Dept. 3, out there in the 
Cafeteria area, which I personally think 
would be a lovely place to work in all this 
grand weather. Out there, we hove a very 
nice group of people. LORENE FITE and 
LORETTA ANDREWS are one team of riv- 
SPARKS, who both transferred from day 
shift, compose another riveting team NELLIE 
DARDEN and JULIA MILLER are specialists 
with the squeeze gun. ELVIRA MARTINEZ 
is another member of the group, but is at 
present home on sick leave. The leadman 
CURLY STILLMAN, says he doesn't count! 
Why? Because he is going on his vocation. 
Oh, happy day! 

I think we all owe a vote of thanks to 
our two very splendid nurses in First Aid! 
and two very nice people to boot. 

Does anyone know anything about the 
rumor that VERN HUMPHREY is now reign- 
ing OS Beauty Queen of Dept. 2?????? 

Until next time, be seeing you around 


Cafeteria News 

by Potsun Panz 

September 6th marks the first anniversary 
of the Ryan employees' cafeteria. 

Today as we look back over the year just 
closing it brings a feeling of pride and satis- 
faction for the great strides accomplished. 

We especially congratulate the following 
employees who hove been with the cafeteria 
since the opening date and are still with us 
and doing a fine job; K. Baldwin, L. Barr, 
B. Brown, B. Hamilton, A, Heathman, E. 
Hermes, R. Kihm, M. Kurth, F. Mayer, N. 
Stough, N. Washam, R. Moffott, H. North- 
rop, T. Porchen and Maud Root. All will 
receive their one year pins in recognition of 
their service this month. 

The new Ryan employees Cafeteria Ad- 
visory Committee for September and October 
including the third shift committee for 
September is as follows: 



For September and October 


W. W. Harpster Sheet Metol 

F. M. Page Machine Shop 

Jeanne Stutz Production Control 

T. C. Niemi Rec-Ship-Stores 

B. R. Wishort Drop Hammer 

E. P. Fober Wing Assembly 

J. S. Howell Finishing 

D. J. DeKoven Manifold Assembly 

H. S. Blackmore Final Assembly 

H. J. Speed Tooling 

L. E. Garrison Inspection 

L. G. Carson Engineering 

Barbara Dean Ryan School 

Mrs. Esther Long 

Industrial Relations Dept. 

A. W. Coltroin 

Factory Managers Office 

Horry E. Siegmund .... Public Relations 
Jean Bovet (Chairman) .. Commissary 



M. L. Kelly Night Superintendent 

P. H. Stillmon Sheet Metal 

W. E. Hinman Machine Shop 

G. H. Biehm Production Control 

J. H. Eddy Wing Assembly 

G. Grosselfinger Final Assembly 

M. A. Stevens Manifold Assembly 

A. L. Meek Modeling 

A. W. Allen Inspection 

R. M. White Maintenance 

L. E. Hoffener Manifold Welding 

R. W. Anderson Dispatching 

Mrs. Esther Long . Industrial Relations 

A. W. Coltroin 

Factory Managers Office 

Horry E. Siegmund .. Public Relations 

Jean Bovet (Chairman) . Commissary 




A. I. Pork Drop Hammer 

K. H. Shehi ... Manifold Development 

G. M. Lane Manifold Small Ports 

R. D. Gardner Manifold Assembly 

A. M. Thomas Tooling 

L. W. Russell - Inspection 

K. L. Banner Tabulating 

Mrs. Esther Long 

Industrial Relations Dept. 

A. W. Coltroin 

Factory Managers Office 

Horry E. Siegmund .... Public Relations 
Jeon Bovet (Chairman) Commissary 

Your committee member will appreciate 

your comments and suggestions regarding 

your Cafeteria and the service. 

Notes From 



by Ralph Geist 

Remember that old song: "Everybody 
works at our house, but my old man. He 
sits around all day, feet in front of the fire, 
smoking his pipe of clap!" First appear- 
ing with the pipe on Third Shift was the lady 
guard, puffing nonchalantly while she 
checked I. D. cards and lunch buckets. 

Hammer Foreman, takes a vacation via mo- 
torcycle to Nevodo, but the first week home 
the cycle does a cats pajoma and George re- 
ceives a broken arm and shoulder injuries. 
Not to be "outdid," CARL HENDERSON and 
FRANK GIAMANCO come up with foot and 
leg injuries while on the job. 

MRS. RUTH FONTANA, drophammer, 
has returned from Michigan where she 
visited for 30 days. LOTTIE RUSSELL, in- 
spector, is back from Florence, S.C. Spent 
her 30-day leave eating corn pone and fried 
chicken, we understand. 

FRED LETCHER, welder, receives a cord 
from ex-welder BILL MAGELLAN now at 
Son Diego Naval Training Station. Bill re- 
ports a healthy sunburn and loss of curly 
locks and mustache. Says Bill, "the barber 
put the clippers to my head, spun the chair, 
ond zip — a haircut!" GEORGE "CHIEF" 
WALKER might learn something there. 
Aside to Magellan — Letcher has a bad sun- 
burn too, and now the boys are trying to 
grow mustaches, namely, Letcher and Bob 

HUGH HAM ILL, metal fitter, enjoyed 
having his daughter visit him the past month. 
He accompanied Elaine as far as Los Angeles 
on her return to her school in Chicago. 
Sorry, Hugh, you forgot to show her the 
Ryan "zoo." 

Ex-Ryonite HOWARD BROGAN, U.S.N., 
visited the plant recently with his brother, 
DEAN BROGAN, leadmon in Manifold Small 

C. A. CRISWELL of Small Ports is leaving 
for two weeks to visit his father in Texas. 
EVELYN JOHNS is taking a months leave of 
absence. D. C. WEAVER, mechanical main- 
tenance, is laid up sick this week. MOX- 
ALMA GREGORY ore proudly wearing their 
new one-year pins. 

Welcome back to Manifold Welding, 
JEWEL ASHTON from a visit to the hospital 
and the Julian country. JAMEA PIZION, 
inspector, is out on sick leave the post two 
weeks. J. NAJERA and LEON FORD ore 
new sandblasters, and we welcome you to 
the Third Shift. 

Conspicuous by their absence on the third 
"HAP" and CHRISTINE MILLER who have 
transferred to the first shift, while DOROTHY 
SPENCER, inspector, is "chasing puddles" 
on the swing shift. HAROLD INGLE, lead- 
man, has transferred from first to third in 
Small Parts. New certified arc welders ore 
WHALEN, now adding to the list of com- 
bination welders on the third. MR. BELL, 
Small Ports dispatcher, has migrated for 
three weeks stay "with the home folks" bock 
in Tennessee. CLYDE WARD, of Shipping, 
has departed for the sights of old Chicago, 
to be there three weeks. 

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. 
MILLER upon their wedding August 5th. 
Mr. Miller is cutter grinder in the tool crib. 
Mrs. Miller was Maria Laxdal before her 
marriage. Welcome to Third from Second 

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JOHN KOTZBECK in Manifold Small Ports. 
JOHN KELLEY come in from 2nd and 
"PAPPY" RYKER has transferred from 
Manifold to Small Ports. 

Do you remember the good time we hod 
lost year at Manifold Picnic in the Flynn 
Springs country? Gee, let's all go again this 
year fellers! Ma and pa and the kids hod 
such a swell time — so let's do it again. Mani- 
fold Foreman LOVE tells us it's to be soon. 

Fred Tomrell has service people clear 
down the line. His daughter is a Phar- 
macist Mote 3rd class, and her son, 
Morgan Anderson Thompson, Jr., pic- 
tured with Fred above, has been with 
a Photographic Squadron in the Pa- 
cific covering the Gilbert and Mar- 
shatls action. His lost base was at 
Eniwetok. Young Thompson, who for- 
merly working in Lofting, stopped in 
for a chat with his grandfather when 
in town recently. 

Putt Putts 
On Parade 

by Millie Merritt 

Among our newest employees are: 

The girl with the winsome smile is 
FRANCES DURNELL. Frances is new only 
to our department as she has been with Ryan 
since July, 1943. Having been off for two 
months, after last Christmas, she returned 
to Ryan and transferred from Paint to 
Transportotion in August. And, believe it 
or not she is single. 

Our new station to station Mobilift man 
is HUGH E. COUCHMAN. becoming 
a Ryan employee Hugh was employed at 
Twin City Ordinance Plant in Minnesota. 
From making 30 and 50 caliber ammunition 
to operating a Mobilift is quite a jump, but 
Hugh has turned out to be one of our best 
operators and the most cautious. 

At the controls of the other Mobilift is 
GEORGE FRIESE. George was born in Chi- 
cago, but has been in San Diego for the past 
seven years. Operating a Mobilift eight 
hours a day is no picnic, but George and 
Hugh ore doing a beautiful job working the 
stations and doing odd jobs in the factory. 
We only hope that they stand up under 
the strain and remain with us for some time 
to come. 

Working with Dan since August 7, has 
been MILT JOHNSTONS' job. Milt came to 
Ryan after 2 V'z years of bookkeeping at 
Consolidated. Milt acquired a beautiful sun- 
burn his first few day's working, and we'll 
have to admit he is getting a nice ton out 
of it. 

On Saturday, August 12th, we all bid 
SALLIE LEVICKAS a fond farewell, with the 
usual, "have a good time and don't forget 
to come bock." She and hubby Anthony, 
were going to return to Ohio for a visit with 
all the folks. Came Monday morning, and 
lo and behold, there sat Sallie all ready for 
a day's work. After asking a few questions, 
here and there, Sallie finally let off a lot of 
steom about the Sergeant needing a leave 
a little more than Corporal Levickas and 
family. To get Sallie's dander up, just 
mention Sergeants. 

FRANCES and BETTY were initiated into 
our department in on unusual manner. At 
the time they started, the Service Depart- 
ments Buda broke down and had to be 
brought in for repair. In such a case, our 
department is called upon to supply a Buda 
and driver. So Frances and Betty took turns 
in driving the well known "Trash Truck." 
Altho they took a lot of ribbing they showed 
us they could take it. 

We ore all wondering why DOTTIE is get- 
ting up earlier these mornings in order to 
prepare lunch for herself and Honk. Seems 
a little odd to see Dottie carrying a lunch 
pail, especially since it almost matches her 
in size. 

Transportation had a hard blow dealt to 
them the other day, when DAN DELSO 
casually strolled into the office and informed 
us that he was terminating. We really hated 
to see Dan leave us after being one our most 
reliable employees for ten months. Best 




We Like It This Way 

(Continued from page 3) 
The Hand Is Quicker Than The Eye 

Junie Bethkie 

14. We're All In This Together 

The Inquiring Reporter — Earl McCanna 

His Victims — 

Don D'Agostino, Joyce Stead, Mary Blanco, Joyce Donaldson, Mary Hillary, Charlene York, Marvin 

Craig, Irma Wood, Rav Berner, Rosemary Nystrom, Jerry iBrooklynl Kent, Ruth White, Ginger 

Thomas, Ruth Nelson, Art Kilmer, Lillian Templeton, Joan LeRoy, Ed Shoffner 


1. Opening Chorus 

A. What Happened To It.' 
Joyce Stead, Mary Blanco, Joyce Donaldson, Mary Hillary, Charlene York, Earl McCanno, Marvin 
Craig, irmo Wood, Ray Berner, Rosemary Nystrom, Ruth White, Ginger Thomas, Ruth Nelson, 

Lillian Templeton, Joan LeRoy 

B. We'll Find It 

Swomi — beni Vincent Morquez 

His Assistants — Don D'Agostino, Jerry (Brooklyn) Kent, Art Kilmer 

2. Super-Assembly 

Rose ladorola, Jack Westler, Bill Putnam 

3. Must V/e Dance 

A. The Dance Quiz 

Irma Wood, Joyce Donaldson, Rulh White, Joyce Stead 

B, The Opposition 

Ruth Nelson, Rosemary Nystrom 

C. The Dance Maniacs 

Alice and Eddie Carvajal 

4. T. Claude Dictates A Letter 

Don Dewey, Jack Westler, David Bracken and Peg The Pigeon 

5. Out Where The West Begins 

Bonnie Metcalf 

6. Fashion Notes — as observed by David Bracken 

Lloyd Huffstutter, Gordon Becker, Johnnie Brooks, George Campbell, Eleanor Duchene, 
Ellen Mosley, Marie Benbough 

7. For Further Details, See My Heart 

A. A Miss — Barbara Gibbs, A Mr. — Jack Westler 

Another Miss — Ruth Nelson, Another Mr. — Ed Shoffner 

C. From The Right Side of the Track 

Betty Christenson, Marjorie West, Douglas Biggs 

8. Boy Meets Girl 

Girl — Peggy King 

Boy — Lloyd Huffstutter 

Cop — David Bracken 

Nurse maids — Marie Benbough, Margaret Anderson 

9. The Classics — God Bless 'Em 

The Impresario — Bob Foliette 
His Downfall — Joyce Donaldson 



We STILL Like It This 

Entire Cast 


wishes ore extended to Don and we hope 
he will come back soon. 

With Dan leaving us R. C. BERG, of night 
shift, will be joining the day crew again. 
Berg has been with us for over a year and 
his attendance is almost perfect. Welcome 
back to days. Berg. 

On nights, the newest addition to the 
Putt Putts is little RUTH KENNEDY. Ruthie 
was born in Los Angeles (a native Cali- 
fornion), but has been in San Diego for the 
post year. Before coming to Transportation, 
she was a member of Department 12. 

Ruthie's chief interest, at the moment, is 
Ping-Pong. If she has indigestion everyday 
it is her own fault. As I understand it, she 
hurries her lunch in order to ploy Ping-Pong 
as long as possible. Anyway, we are glad 
you're with us, Ruthie. 

PAULINE NEWTON, also night shift, has 
taken a month's leave in order to return to 
Oklahoma due to a death in the family. We 
would like to extend our sympathies to her 
and the Newton family. Pauline is a very 
steady worker and night shift will miss her 
gaiety during the month's leave. 

"RODIE" NYSTROM, night shift, was also 
off on a ten-day leave. Her husband was 
home on furlough before going over-seas. 

Joe Johnson's sister, Ruth La Verne 
Johnson, wanted to see where her big 
brother works while visiting in San 
Diego. Ruth is a Spar stationed in Son 
Francisco. Joe is Foreman of Fuselage 


Ted O'Neil scorekeeping for the Manifold Engineering bowling team at the Tower Bowl 
surrounded by feminine pulchritude is kept company by his wife, Borbora (the one with 
the shiny curls in the foreground). Seated, left to right, ore Ruth Robinson, Maxine 
Littlefield, Kotherine Ponsford, Stella Fay ond Mary Pollock. 

They're Real Sports 

You can have your champions and laud 
them to the skies for their skill and prowess 
that brings home the gonfalon. You can 
have your runners-up, whose forward surge 
stopped just short of the goal. You con have 
your varsity and your scrubs, your greets 
and your near-greats, but we'll take our 
hots off to the competitors who get the most 
out of any game; those who are in the 
sport for all the fun and exercise that they 
can get out of it — who are in there pitching 
all the time, even though they're hopelessly 
behind in the race, and steadily losing 

Here at Ryan, we've a team of bowlers 
that exemplifies this spirit. A team that is 
sunk in the cellar of our Thursday night 
bowling league. One by one, they're always 
present. They're "in there" every minute. 
And, there's no team that has any more fun, 
sociability, or good-fellowship, than the gols 
that wear the colors of Manifold Engineer- 
ing. And, what is more, the good sports- 
manship and cheery good spirits that ema- 
nate from these beauteous femmes radiates 
a wonderful "bon esprit" throughout the 
whole league. 

Barbara O'Neil, Ruth Robinson, Maxine 
Littlefield, Kotherine Ponsford, Stella Fay, 
and Mary Pollock comprise the Manifold 
Engineering Team in the league, and a 
general idea of the fun they have can be 
gleaned from a glance at their pictures in 
this section. 

Here's a toast to you, gols. You all 
exemplify the aims of our Recreation De- 
partment — to have loads of fun in off hours. 
You surely portray the spirit that mokes 
Ryan "a better place to work." 

The Score Board 

It's two more on the win side for the Ryan 
All-Stars as this club is being molded Into 
a winning unit by Manager Bill Billings. On 
August I 3th, Erv Marlette pitched a beauti- 
ful game in the tail-end of a double-header 
to hand Wensloff's All-Stars their second 
league defeat. The score was 4-3 over the 
nine-inning route. The big blow spelling vic- 
tory for the All-Stors was Jock Billings' 
two-base clout that drove in two runs, and 
sparked a three-run roily mid-way through 
the gome. 

Erv had little trouble in notching an- 
other win OS he mowed down the Home 
Plant team August 17th, winning 1 2 to 1. 
The All-Stars garnered 16 hits in this game 
and played beautiful ball afield. Marlette 
allowed but six scattered sofeties ond might 
well have had a shut-out. Brother Jack 
Marlette put his team off in front in the 
first inning with a two-run homer far over 
the right field wall. 

Bob Brown, shortstop, also homered in 
this game, with Jock Horshmon smashing 
out four safeties and Jock Billings collecting 

It looks OS if the All-Stars will be the 
team to beat in this round of the Managers' 
League. Billings has his squad in tip-top 
shape and ploying sound baseball. Fans will 
do themselves a favor by getting out to 
see our club in action. 


With enthusiasm at a high pitch, the Tri 
League, composed of six three-man teams 
meets each Tuesday p. m. at 4:30 at the 
Tower Bowl. Plans ore that the league will 
be expanded to as high as sixteen teams 
as we go into the winter season. Jim Atwill, 
league prexy, will welcome trios desiring 
participation in the league meeting at this 
convenient time. 

Standings as of August 1 5 show the Snap- 
dragons pacing this loop, with the City 
Slickers in second spot. Wilfley and Hib- 
bord are setting the pace for individuals, 
each boasting a 1 58 average. 

Three entries hove been turned in for a 
new Swing shift mixed foursome Industrial 
League about to moke its appearance. This 
league will bowl Thursday mornings and 
teams are held to a 580 maximum handi- 
cap. Two men and two girls will form the 
complement of each club and four entries 
are wanted from Ryan, which means that 
there is room for one more team. 

The Swing Shift Ryan Winter League will 
get under way Sept. 28 and Gene Miller 
is accepting entries for the outfits who wish 
to roll in this loop. Entries for all leagues 
may also be left at the Activities Desk in 
Employee Service. 

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Barbara O'Neil rolling for the Mani- 
fold Engineers bowling team cuts a 
cute figure at the Tower Bowl. 


Recreational Director, Paul Tedford 


September finds Softball teams from Ryan 
active on all fronts, and giving a good 
account of themselves in all leagues. The 
Ryan All-Stars of the A league are off to 
a slow start in the second round but are 
sure of playing in the championship series 
as they won the first round. Newall Carlton 
is in the process of whipping the boys into 
winning stride and bonks heavily on the 
hurling of Speedy Cole to clinch honors for 
the A league. 

In the BB loop, we find Carmack Berry- 
man's Receiving squad setting the pace. As 
of August 21, three wins and no losses 
found this club in first place and playing 
fine ball. Dean Hoffman, Leo Fundoro, and 
Lloyd Huffstutter are macing the apple for 
the team, while a brace of pitchers are serv- 
ing them up. 

Don Walker heads the Ryan Tooling ten 
in the BB league and has his eye on the 
pennant, lending merry chase to Berryman's 
Receiving team. 

Ryan Shippers, a new outfit in the B 
league, ore being managed by Paul Fraser, 
who is suffering the headaches of welding 
together a new team. To dote, the club is 
playing about .500 boll and ore shaping up 
better and better. 

More girls are needed by Dean Hoffman 
as he shepherds the Ryan Girls' team through 
the Women's Softball League. Womonpower 
is lacking here and all girls ore invited to 
join this club. Experienced or not, there is 
room for your talents, and under the man- 
agement of Hoffman, this club is sure to 
cause plenty of trouble for their opponents. 


My Problem Is This, 

Sport [hotter 

Golf news 

M. M. Clancy, Golf Commissioner, re- 
ports that score cards ore coming in every 
day from the boys taking part in the Annual 
Ryan 72-Hole Handicap Golf Tournament. 
The tourney is being played on three courses 
— 1 8 holes at La Mesa. I 8 holes at Emerald 
Hills, and 36 holes at La Jollo. 

The artists with the woods and irons are 
really interested in the tourney that rewards 
the winners with various prizes. The first 
award will be a $25 war bond, and identical 
prizes will be offered for both low gross and 
low net scores. 

Reports are that nearly forty golfers are 
after the prize-money with handicaps rang- 
ing for and wide. Barnes and Bills are 
sporting the lowest handicaps, each cata- 
logued at 9. 

"Get your foursome out there right away," 
soys Clancy, "for score cards must be turned 
in to Paul Tedford in Employee Service by 
September 4." 







"It's this way, Ump," says Art Boland, 
Ryan Receiving slabster, as a slight dif- 
ference of opinion arises in a recent 
game with Ryan Tooling, won by Tool- 
ing 9 to 7. Flanking Bcland and the 
ump are hluffstutter. Manager Berry- 
man, and Lehne of Receiving and 
Marto of Tooling. It ended peaceably. 


ice Skoting 

The ring of flashing 
blades on perfect ice 
and the thrill of gliding 
along on winged feet 
feet is being enjoyed these days by some 
two-score Ryan Swingshifters who turn out 
twice a week to enjoy this "sport from the 
North" here in Son Diego. Exclusively for 
swing shift industrial workers ore the noc- 
turnal skating parties held every Monday 
and Wednesday from midnight to 3:30 a. m. 
at the Glacier Gardens, 175 South Eighth 

More Ryanites than ever before ore head- 
ing directly after work for this mecca of 
skating enthusiasts to mingle with other de- 
votees of the sport from Consolidated, Solar, 
and Rohr. They all agree that ice skating's 
a sport with zest — and it's most convenient 
to be fitted with skates right at the Gardens. 

— 25 — 

Behold, a Man! That should be in CAPS 
— A MAN. A mere 295-pound babe, stand- 
ing well over 6 feet and hard as iron. That's 
SGT. FRANK GRAY of Plant Protection, and 
a man with a post that proves those rippling 
and bulging muscles. For FRANK has led his 
men to many a victory in important matches 
throughout the West . . . Tug-O-Wor 
matches, where the brown really tells. 
FRANK'S interested in forming several 
squads in this sport at Ryan. He expects 
to get matches for the various teams with 
other industrial Tug-O-War teams. So, you 
he-men, leave your names with PAUL TED- 
FORD in Employee Service and we'll get 
going on this. . . . DON D'AGOSTINO, Tool- 
ing Design, is a man with o musical back- 
ground. He's tops at welding on orchestra 
into a unit that sets the feet to dancing. 
He feels that we can hove a top-notch Swing 
Shift dance orchestra, and is already hold- 
ing rehearsals and is well on his way with 
on organization. If you're an instrumentalist, 
see DON, or leave your name at the Activi- 
ties Desk. Let's hove on orchestra from the 
Swing Shift that will do full credit to the 
Ryan Co. ... On Friday evening, August 
I 8th, some 75 couples from our plant and 
from Solar mingled at the Front and Ash 
Sts. USO in an evening of sociability and 
dancing. This, the third and last in a series 
of dances proved to be much fun. Watch for 
future announcements on Ryan dances. . . . 
Tournaments are being planned for ping pong 
devotees at Ryan. Did you know that this 
sport has more participation than any other? 
Tables ore always at full blast outside the 
fire station, and reports are that every- 
one's happier and getting more opportunity 
to ploy by following the recently posted rules. 
Nice going, DAN DRISCOLL, in the effi- 
cient way you take care of the fellas and 
gals out there. . . . Just a word to everyone 
at Ryan. Whatever your interest, let us know 
at the Activities Desk, and we'll find a place 
for you. 



Tennis stars from Ryan renew their rivalry 
on the court with the men of Rohr Sun- 
day, September 10 as six singles and three 
doubles matches will test the court skills of 
the two companies in o special tourney. 

Ryan men, led by Carmack Berrymon and 
Howard Smith are confident of victory and 
ore polishing their games in the continuous 
ladder tourney now going on in our own 
plant. The delegation from the Chula Vista 
plant will be headed by Jack Folsom, smooth- 
stroking strategist, who recently defeated 
Smith in a torrid match to cop titular honors 
in the annual industrial tennis tournament. 

Is Softball so soft? Leo Fundoro, lead- 
ing hitter of the Ryan Receiving team, 
lies momentarily stunned after being 
trapped off first base in a recent game. 
Fundaro recovered quickly and finished 
the gome. 

Keglers In 
Three-Ulav Tie 

There's a merry old race in the Ryan Air- 
craft Bowling League with three teams bat- 
tling for the lead as the race nears the end 
of the road. Jigs and Fixtures, Contract 
Engineering, and Tail Winds, are perched 
atop the ladder in a three-way tie with 
38 points won and 14 lost as of August 
10th. The Woodshop spurted from seventh 
place to fourth and are just behind the 
leaders with a 34-16 showing. Tool Room 
and Shipping ore a point off the mark of the 

Bob Williams rolled the high Ind. Series 
on the 1 0th, rolling a neat 560 while R. 
McClendon was macing a 229 for the high 
single game. Team honors went to the Pin 
Savers who accounted for a 2338 three- 
game pinfall. Plant Engineering toppled 830 
pins for high single game. 

August 10 Standings 

Team Won Lost 

Jigs and Fixtures 38 14 

Contract Engineering 38 14 

Tail Winds 38 14 

Woodshop 34 18 

Tool Room 33 19 

Shipping 33 19 

Pin Topplers 32 20 

Putt Putts 30 22 

Experimental 29 23 

Plant Engineers 29 23 

Maintenance 28 24 

Laboratory 27 25 

Pin Savers 26 26 

Production Control 23 

Low I. Q 21 

Mace 20 

Flight Test 13 

Live Five 11 

Shipperettes 11 

Manifold Engineering 6 




more Bouiling 

The Ryan Winter Bowling League will 
open on September 1 2, 1 944 at the Tower 
Bowl. We have secured 28 lanes this year, 
and our schedule calls for 6:30 on Tuesdays. 

Entries for this League will be accepted 
by Paul Tedford in Personnel or M. M. 
Clancy in Inspection. The first 28 entries 
will make up the Winter League. Additional 
entries, over 28, will be organized into 
another league and alleys will be secured. 

Team captains will be called together at 
a loter date to discuss plans for the league 
and to elect officers. 

Sorry I was caught napping and didn't 
make the last edition folks, so will try and 
crowd two month's news in this issue. 

You really missed something girls, not 
seeing LARRY LARSON (Leadman of Dope 
Shop) without his shirt on the other Sunday. 
For shame. Lorry! 

NAN WHEELIHAN (Dept. Clerk for Paint 
Shop I is on a leave of absence. Seems odd 
without Nan around and we miss her plea- 
sant voice over the P. A. system, too. Hurry 
back. Nan. 

Congratulations and many happy returns 
to the following who celebrated their birth- 
days this months; LOUISE THOMAS of Dope 
Shop, (Louise insists she isn't a day over 21 
and here we thought she was sweet sixteen. 
Tsk Tsk!); HAZEL ADAMS of Rivet Crib, 
formerly of the Dope Shop; COOKIE KENOY- 
ER of Dope Spray and last, but not least, 
EVELYN SACKS. I guess you know there 
were cakes and cokes and all very delicious, 

A cheery hello to LUCY PARRA, LILLIAN 
a new employee, but Lillian and Mary come 
to us from Fabric. 

Lucky people: L. R. McMASTERS, 
who ore all enjoying a vacation. 

A pot-luck dinner was held on August 
16th with RAYMOND DERLIN (our little 

— 26 — 

ray of sunshine) as guest of honor. Roy wos 
recently transferred to Sheet Metal Assembly. 
The gang presented Ray with an I. D. brace- 
let and their very best wishes go with him 
on his new job. 

RUTH KENNEDY of Dope Shop left us for 
Transportation. Ruth seems very happy on 
her new job and looks real pert cruising 
around in her Buda. 

Point Shop has a mascot these nights. A 
black and white cat who appears regularly 
every night at dinnertime for its milk. All 
we have to soy is "smart cat I" 

I hope all you girls have read the notice 
on our bulletin board pertaining to the "Pie 
and Cake contest" sponsored by no less then 
the "Three Master Minds" namely, "Rosy," 
"Larry" and "Clyde." Here's your chance 
now, girls, lets see what you con do. For 
such high stakes, it should be good?? 

Hove a new name for CLYDE WILCOX 
(Inspection! — "Whirlaway." He comes 
whizzing through the paint shop and is out 
of sight before you know it, 

PEARL SPANGLER of Fabric has taken 
over the duties of Department Clerk for 
Point during Nan Wheelihon's absence and 
is doing a very nice job. 

New members in the departments in- 
clude: BETTY STONEKING, formerly of 
Denver, in Traffic; NONA PURDY from 
Oklahoma, in Timekeeping; ABILENE STAR- 
BUCK and LORRAIN PERKINS both in Pay- 
roll, Lorrain is on second shift, RUTH 
MITCHELL is in general accounting, Ruth 
was with us way back in July last year and 
DONNA PARSLEY is on third shift in 

Farewells were paid to GLADY KENNEDY 
of Traffic and PAT ELDRIDGE of Tabula- 
ting. HELEN ELLIS of Timekeeping was 
transferred to the Ford Building, DOROTHY 
HAAG HALCOMB, formerly from Inventory, 
is now in Office Service with o new name 
added. Best wishes Mrs, Holcomb! 

Congratulations to ALDEAN SCHULTZ, 
tory, SYLVIA VOULVALDIES of Timekeeping 
and GENNY HUTTON of Accounts Receiv- 
able who recently received their one-year 
service pins, 

her vocation looking like a million, TRUDY 
McCarthy is bock from a leave to be with 
her hubby on his furlough, DICK ANSLEY 
was on leave in Los Angeles, 

Sorry to hear of DICK SNELL'S illness, 
one of those childhood diseases we under- 

VIRGINIA PATTON of Accounts Payable 
has transferred from second shift to daysl 

What are the little garments SEA AVANT 
is knitting? "For new cousin," she soys. 

I'll have to leave with o short column this 
week — everything else seems to be rationed I 

Don't forget your appointment with the 
Red Cross Blood Bonk! Make it, keep it I 

Manifold Dispatching 

by Ben Smith 

We are indebted to BOB JONES, the 
genial, elongated lad presiding over Tack 
and Trim on the Swing Shift, for the follow- 
ing. Why he used the fanciful pseudonym 
at the end, we will leave to your surmising. 
Thanks, Bob. 
Swing Shift Items, by Bob Jones. 

New personalities expediting on second 
shift . . . Rugged and ready J. C. (JOE) 
FEILER, a recent arrival to the Tack and 
Trim board, hails from New Jersey where 
he was operating a thriving garden produce 
business, until war's shadows come along. 
Anxious to do his bit in the conflict, Joe 
sold his business and farm preparatory to 
being drafted. However, when called, he 
was turned down because his 38th birthday 
came just two weeks before his scheduled 
induction making him just another 1-A-H 
in the draft. Genial Joe, though not what 
you'd call massive, is a powerhouse of energy 
and vitality, contributing a great deal to 
the efficiency and credit of the department. 
Although not known for brilliant prognosti- 
cations, we venture to soy that Joe is going 
places at Ryan. 

Also new to the T & T outfit is H. D. 
(SARGE) CONWAY, who until 8 months 
ago was a technical sergeant in our army. 
Slow talking, philosophical Sorge, like Joe, 
is a hard-working man who really takes 
pride in doing things right. He recently 
transferred from P-47 Hood production to 

Another recent transferee, this time from 
Sheet Metal, is JOYCE DONELSON now 
expediting in the Jig area. Joyce is featured 
in the big Ryan show to be staged at the 
Russ on the 2nd and 3rd of September. 

More about new arrivals in the next issue, 
but now little about the old-timers. 

Congratulations to RICHARD (RUSTY) 
NITZ on his reception of the "A" dis- 
patching post in the Short Stock and Tail- 
pipe area. Rusty's former boss, DICK 
YOUNG, now has the important "A" posi- 
tion in the Small Parts section of the plant. 

CARL HUCHTING, vacationing Tack and 
Trimmer, writes of the beauties of pastoral 
life from his up-county hideaway and de- 
votes long pages in his letters to his corny 
stories and poems so well-known to us all. 

Our sympathies to ORVILLE (STRONG 
'N' SILENT) MATTSON, who struggles 
along without a helper or even a desk at 
which to sit. He claims though, that his 
duties keep him busy all the livelong night, 
and that he hasn't even ONE spore moment 
to sit around (Tsk, Tsk.) 01' Final Inspec- 
tion IS a pretty busy place at times! Hey, 

A white orchid to LOIS ARLICH for doing 
a man-sized job and doing it well, sans 
helper, up in Small Parts shipping. 

While we're in the flower-giving dept., 
how about a dozen pink gardenias for 
IRENE LOUTHERBACK, for looking as fresh 
and cool and pretty at 12:30 as she does at 
4:00? How do you do it, Irene? 

Before we soy goodbye for now, GENE 
(BUZZ) BOYLE asks that all dispatchers 
interested in getting up a Swing Shift Bowl- 
ing Team see him at the Weld board any 
day. Buzz is an old and experienced hand 
at bowling, so his team should really go 

Well, I've run out of words and time, and 
the foreman wonts his typewriter back, so 
this is the end for o while, 

'^^'°=' DON QUIXOTE, JR, 

Among recent additions to our day shift 
force, ore two errant wanderers from that 
hick town on the East Coast, New York City, 
They ore BERT JORY and LEO BERKO- 
WITZ, the light weight team doing good 
work in half-stamping storage area. Bert, a 
traveling salesman for more than twenty 
years, soys that he is at lost finding him- 
self being sold on the idea that Ryan is 
really a better place to work and ours the 
best department in the plant. 

In other days — on the cattle range — we 
never asked a man where he was from, 
what he hod done or what name he hod for- 
merly used. But at Ryan we find no such 
reticence about discussing things past and 
It is interesting to think of the conglomerate 
mass of experience and ability amalgamated 
in our own deportment. For instance: 

RED KEITH formerly operated a garage 
and service station in Los Angeles, 

GORDON GREER spent years as o travel- 
ing salesman. 

EDDIE HAEGER was among the well- 
known printers in the Chicago area. 

LYLE, all musicians, hove been with some 
of Our best known orchestras, 

MRS. WRIGHT was forelody in one of 
the big candy concerns in the Chicago area. 

RALPH CALLOW did accounting work 
with a large packing firm in Colorado. 

BILL STRAW wos a street cor operator in 
the east. 

EDDIE BARKOVIC was a paper maker 
in northern Minnesota, 

MORT ANDERSON was a grain tycoon in 
the middle west, 

LOUIS HARNED formerly engaged in the 
film booking business. 

ELEANOR PRICE was a dispatcher for 
Curtiss Wright Co., in Columbus, Ohio. 

CLARENCE PAYNE was in the roofing 
business in Tennessee, 

were cowboys, Carroll in Colorado and Tex 
in Texas. 

KEN BARNES grew up In and around Son 
Diego, doing banking and merchandising as 
sidelines to golfing, 

and BILL HOTCHKISS all engaged in min- 
ing, Ralph for gold in Alaska, Hop for 
vanadium in Colorado and Bill for coal in 

MACK McCAFFERTY was o news photog- 
rapher and publicity man. 

At the risk of seeming monotonous, I 
con't resist a further appeal for the great- 
est possible cooperation between shifts and 
between stations in our department. Nothing 
in oil the world is so important as ending 
the war at the earliest possible moment, Ryan 
products ore playing on important port in 
keeping air protection over our fighting 
men. Our department is directly responsible 
for the uninterrupted movement of those 
parts along the production line and out 
through shipping to their appointed mission. 
Each individual worker has o personal re- 
sponsibility to do his or her very best. Let's 
stay on the job and finish the job. 

George Westover, S 2/c, who used to be a leodman in the Final Assembly department 
until he joined the Navy, paid his Ryan friends a surprise visit recently. The girls 
thought he looked mighty nice in his uniform too. Left to right, Christine Memory, 
Frances Book, Lois Barnett, George, Wanda Williams, Helen Williams and Jean Lorkin. 

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by Dorothy Trudersheim 

Assistant Reporters 
Crib 1 . . . Edna Farnsworth 

Crib 4 Bill Rossi 

Crib 5 Morjorie Steverding 

Crib 7 . . . . Morjorie Bolas 

Crib 4 — Did You Know — 

ERN got their blue badges? We are all 
happy because such worthy and popular men 
are deserving! 

SHULTZ are all new end welcomed by the 
Inspection Department. 

That LOU STONE is making a serious bid 
to outdo ED WILLIAMS in conjuring ideas 
and inventing gadgets? 

That WARD COTTRELL has a fine smile? 
Flash it on Ward ! 

That ALICE JOHNSON is looking for a 
strong handsome man — to carry her heavy 
thermos jug of lemonade. 

That D. J. DONNELLY can change flat 

That SUSAN ROWAN has more gentlemen 
friends than any other girl in Inspection? 

That IDA THURNELL loves to give away 
her wonderful home-made coffee? Try it 
sometime, but bring your own lunch! 

That BEVERLY MOORE has a cor now 
that has no soils — not even a mast? 

That CLAUDE HINKLE works so hard that 
often he's too tired to talk bock? 

That LENNIE CHESTNUT has got her 
hand out of the bondages now and the blood 
poisoning is gone? 

Crib 5 — "On the Beom and Off the Record" 

with Margie 
Echoes from the Inspection Picnic 

When bigger and better picnics are to be 
hod — Ryan will still have them. Inspection 
made a grand showing and gave us all a 
chance to meet the families of our gang. 
Speaking of families, RODNEY RAILSBACK 
has the most adorable baby that I could just 
love to pieces, CLARE SKINNER hod her 
darling little 3 year-old that could fake a 
beauty prize anywhere. PAPPY GRIMES 
had his family there and even brought the 
dog. It really seemed good to get all the 
amber fluid we could handle and if some of 
the gong had more than they could handle, 
so what! The dinner was excellent and 
plenty of it, and an orchid goes to whoever 
baked the hams. They were delicious. HOP 
IRWIN developed a real taste for the Slitz, 
made a special bodyguard for the lotter's 
hubby who seemed to be enjoying it im- 

I made the swell discovery that LARRY 
ANDERSON is as good on a dance floor as 
he is on a horse and at that he is super. 
The little ivory cubes were much in evidence 
and for awhile the gome was really hot. 
Another orchid should be tossed to the or- 

chestra. Those boys are on the beam and 
know how to beat it out. And so ends another 
Ryan Inspection Picnic for me and if we all 
aren't here for the next one, at least we will 
all have the memories of a swell bunch of 
friendships that we hove mode. 

Crib 7 — Favorite Jokes of the Inspection 

A little boy, while standing on a street 
corner, was approached by a well dressed 

Gentleman: Would you direct me to the 
local bonk? 

Little boy: Just go two blocks to the 

right, then one to the left and you will see 
the bank on the corner. 

Gentleman: How much do I owe you for 
this information? 

Little boy: One dollar. Sir. 

Gentleman: Aren't you a bit high in 
your price? 

Little boy: Bank directors always moke 
big money don't they? 

P. F. Dukelow 

If 2 and 1 is shoe polish and 3 and 1 is 
machine oil; what is 4 and I? Answer: 

R. L. Atkins 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Solly and Sue 

One of the main points of attraction in 
the Lab at the present time is our "MORRIS 
ACKERMAN Bulletin," which is growing by 
leaps and bounds and has been ever since 
Morry left the fold to become on integral 
part of the U. S. Navy. We've been accused 
of setting up a travel bureau for Washing- 
ton, D. C, but it's just certain sailor's 
patriotic instinct that mokes our wall so 
colorful. And do we like it! That reminds 
me — we owe him a letter again. In case 
any other Ackermon fans are reading this, 
we ought to mention that he is stationed at 
Camp Peary, Vo. His address is as follows: 

M. Ackerman A/S 
Batt. A-2, Co. 944 
Camp Peary, Vo. 

Another faithful correspondent who reads 
each issue of the Flying Reporter is DAVE 
ADAMS, our representative in the Army. We 
think we're mighty lucky to have such good 
letter writers keeping us busy answering their 
questions and keeping them posted on the 
latest news. Dave likes to get letters, too. 
So when you get in one of those moods, 
snatch a piece of paper and a pencil quick 
and address your envelope like this: 
Pvt. Dave S. Adams, 39721218 
Co. L, 341 Inf., A. P.O. 450 
Camp Livingston, La. 

A lot of things hove happened since this 
column last appeared in the Flying Reporter. 
On August 6th, we hod our annual Lab get- 
together, only this year, it was a beach party 
instead of a picnic. Once a year the Lob 
staff gets together, bringing wives, children, 
girl friends, beaux of the moment, and any- 
one else who might, in their opinion, enjoy 
the affair. It's always a big success, and if 
it weren't for the amount of effort it entails, 
we'd have one more often. No one went 
oway hungry or thirsty, so it's easy to see we 
must have been contented. As usual, there 
were a few flies in the ointment. One was 
the presense of several pesky cameras — 
movie and otherwise — recording our esca- 
pades for posterity. The boys searched and 
searched, but all in vain, for the mermaids 
we've heard so much about. That was o 
big disappointment. Hub caused a bit of 
excitement when he called us all over to 
see a big fish — red with yellow stripes. We 
should hove known better from experience, 
'cause when we got there, it was plainly 

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seen that the fish was a very ordinary green 
color with yellow stripes. Poor Hub — he'll 
learn not to believe his sense of color, and 

someday we will too. 

The next thing that gave us o jolt was the 
news that JIM SCURLOCK, our boss here 
in the Lob, hod resigned and would no longer 
be around the premises. We certainly will 
miss him, but we also hope he will be very 
happy in his new work. We had a dinner 
party as a sort of a forewell for Jim, and it 
was so much fun that we ore desperately 
trying to dig up an excuse for another one. 
We didn't need any entertoinment to keep 
us hoppy, what with WES KOHL, CLAUDE 
FLOERSCH, and the four gols— E. J. HAR- 
giving their all. Also, we hod an extra- 
special waitress who hod something new to 
offer with every course she served. Just 
mention her to the boys, and they'll tell you 
all about it. It was a good meal, too, by the 
way — turkey and all that goes with it. This 
dinner also served as a welcome to our new 
Supervisor, HAROLD W. "HAL" HASEN- 
BECK. Hal was in charge of the Radio and 
Electrical Group before he was given the 
new appointment of Supervisor here, so we 
all know what o fine fellow he is, and are 
looking forward to working with him. 

The Lab wimmin received a very welcome 
invitation recently from Mr. and Mrs. Young 
to visit them in their lovely home on Mount 
Helix. We all come home with the firm 
conviction that it was, positively, a dream 
home. I am still trying awfully hard to re- 
member some of the many clever ideas which 
they hod incorporated into their home. A 
few of the highlights were their view from 
the patio overlooking the mountain range 
and the valley, their wheel-gate, the blue 
ceiling in the kitchen with phosphorescent 
stars, comets, and moon (we didn't stay 
until it got dark, so didn't see them light 
up', the built-in carpenter work, and oh, 
me, I could go on forever. Above oil, we 
certainly will remember them for their grand 
hospitality — Mrs. Young's delicious sand- 
wiches and cookies and Mr. Young's special 
brew of coffee. Here's to a mighty fine 
couple ! 

Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

«,j « j^ -^x ■ 

Fundamental Foods 





Servings per day: 

1 pint or more for adults 
1 quart or more for children 
To drink or combine with 
other foods. 

1 or more servings 

2 or more servings 
At least I green or yellow — 
the other preferably raw. 

2 or more servings 
At least I of citrus fruit or 

1 or more servings of meat, 
fish, poultry, cheese, nuts, 
dried beans or peas. 

1 serving of liver per week. 

1 serving of fish per week. 

3 to 5 per week 
1 daily preferred 

C!EIR£AL ^ °' more servings 

and BREAD whole grain or enriched 


Fortifieii Margarine 


2 or more tablespoons 

2 quarts or more 

(water, milk, soup, fruit 
juices, and other bever- 


The above illustration is a page of the booklet, "Are We Well Fed." This booklet 
will acquaint you with principles of food selection which will improve your health and 
increase your enjoyment of life. You may obtain these booklets in Mrs. Long's office, 
Employee Service or Counselors' offices in the factory buildings. 

Pattern For Planning 
Well Balanced and 
Economical Meals 




Bread and butter 

Milk for children 

Coffee or ^^a for adults 


Orange juice 

Rolled Oats with wheatgerm 

and top milk 
Wholewheat toast and butter 
Milk for children 


Milk or milk soup 

One of these meat substitutes: 

Eggs, cheese, dried beans 

or peas 
A vegetable, leafy once a day 
Bread ond butter 
Simplest dessert or fruit 
Milk for children, always 


Deviled egg sandwich 
Mixed vegetable salad 
Apple pie 


One of these — meat, fish. 
Poultry, rabbit or meat 

Vegetables, leafy once a day 

Bread and butter 

Fruit or simple dessert 

Milk for children 


Pot roost 

Brown potatoes and gravy 

Buttered carrots 

Tossed green salad 

Fresh peaches and cookies 

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These Manifolds Lool< 

Dich ThompsDn Pays 
Old Friends H Uisit 

Flight Officer Dicl< Thompson, known as 
"Little Abner" to his old friends at Ryon, 
paid them a visit here recently. Dick came to 
Ryan in July, 1939, and went to work in 
Manifold Assembly department under the 
supervision of Slim Coats, who hod started 
work here only three days before. "Slim 
showed me the ropes my first day and we've 
been close friends ever since," said Dick with 
the "personality grin" that his buddies here 
remember so well. 

"While I was working here on manifolds 
for Ryan PT-22's, I was always wishing that 
some day I would hove a chance to learn how 
to fly one. Well, my Uncle Sam gave me the 
chance. I was sent to the Ryan School of 
Aeronautics of Arizona at Tucson for my 
primary training. I wasn't a bit disappointed 
in the planes I helped to build, because the 
PT-22 turned out to be one swell little sh-p." 

Dick received his basic training at Lan- 
caster, California, and his advanced train- 
ing at Douglas, Arizona, where he gradu- 
ated on August 4 of this year. 

Dick took a tour of the plant escorted by 
Slim. "I enjoyed seeing some of the fellows 
I used to work with, but missed a lot of 
familiar faces. Guess Uncle Sam needed 
them too. I'm hoping to come back to work 
as a pilot for the proposed new Ryan Airlne 
after the war is over, because wherever Ryan 
is, there's always something doing." 

Dick will leave San Diego shortly to attend 
E-17 school in Hobbs, New Mexico. 

Ryanites who've joined the service since 
lost issue of Flying Reporter: 

Clark, R. J., Tool Room 
Hammond, Clyde Newell, Hydro Press 
Harringt-on, John C, Experiment-ol 
Hathaway, Lewis T., Wing Assembly 
Herbert, George Jackson, Sheet Metal 

Holbrook, Wm. Charles, Mfld. Dispatching 
Howard, Guss Davis, Experimental 
Humphrey, Glenn Leo, Experimental 
Loomer, Lloyd, Engineering 
Ohison, Richard N., Sheet Metal Fabrication 
Seley, Ira Oakley, Manifold Assembly 
Wright, James Elden, Experimental 
Schwab, Albert Con, Sheet Metal Assembly 
West, Margie Marie, Sheet Metal Assembly 
Gasele, Raymond Grant, Drop Hammer 
Hutchinson, Lourice Wayne, Final Assembly 
Sly, William Glenn, Final Assembly 
Lyall, Helen, Manifold Small Parts 
Moore, Richard Thos., Manifold Small Parts 
Cameron, John Munroe, Inspection 
Bottiger, Harry Lester, Wing Assembly 
Dixon, Walter D., Sheet Metal Fabrication 
Dominguez, Albert, Manifold Assembly 
Heatherly, Moynard, Manifold Assembly 
Kay, Palmer, Manifold Welding 
Lamb, Morris E., Experimental 
Oxenford, James M., Final Assembly 
Ross, Richard D., Experimental 
Scheidle, Harry F., Experimental 

Keep the mail rolling 

Pvt. O. D. Armstrong 

A.S.N. 39591722 


U. S. Army 

Fort Sill, Oklo. 

Lt. (j-g-' Murray Leonard 
Floyd Bennett Field 
Naval Air Station 
New York, N. Y. 

Lt. Goodwin C. Groff 

Co. "\," 3rd Battalion 

8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division 

Fleet Post Office 

San Francisco, Calif. 

Private J. D. Lassetter — 39587276 
B-18 A. R. T. C. 
Fort Knox, Kentucky 

Private L. E. Parman — 37745583 
Sec. "N" Bks. 531 -Fit 55 
Buckley Field 
Denver, Colorado 

Private Joye S. Hipes — 39592095 
Co. "A" 153rd Bn. 
91st Reg. J. R. T. C. Bks 1 
Camp Hood, Texas 

Private Jess S. Larsen, Jr. — 39586170 
Section P-AAF 
3705th Base Unit 
Lowry Field, Colorado 

A/C Al Loube— 39713299 
Sqdn. No. 1 — Fit. A Section H 
General Pre-Flight 
Santa Ana, California 

M. Ackerman, AS 
Battery A-2, Co. 944 
Camp Peary, Virginia 

M. G. Ryan, Sp. A. 2/e 
Physical Training Dept. 
ATB, Camp Bradford, NOB 
Norfolk, I 1 , Virginia 


The sparkle in the eyes cf Ruth Mc- 
Elroy says, "I'm pulling for these two 
boys of mine." Welsley McElroy, left, 
is now in training for a fighter pilot 
and O. F. "Larry" McElroy, right, is 
back from 14 months in the South 
Pocific, including Guadalcanal. 

Summer-time is vacation-time, and Ma- 
chine Shop people ore no exception to the 
rule. CONRAD ADAMS spent his with his 
family, and came back to work all sun- 
tanned and rested. BILL BRYAN went up 
into the mountains and had a wonderful 
time until Lady Luck betrayed him. He 
took a bad fall — dislocated his shoulder — 
and had to miss work much longer than he 
intended. LEONA BELSHA also fell lure to 
the vacation bait. 

handsome husband spent a wonderful few 
days at Idylwild Resort near Riverside. He is 
a chief in the Navy, and she makes a radial 
drill work magic. 

VEDA TUCKER and her husband, Ver- 
non, who also is a faithful Ryan worker, 
spent a pleasant few weeks visiting their 
families bock in the Middle West. 

"SLIM" McDowell is out on a month's 
sick leave. This veteran of the last war 

has not been feeling in the "pink" for some 
time, and was finally forced to take time 
off for treatment at the Veterans' Hospital. 

For an interesting little anecdote, you 
might ask JESS McCRAY what he knows 
about the hot seat. He con give you a burn- 
-to-burn description from personal experi- 
ence. His theme song now is, "I don't wont 
to set the world on fire"! GEORGE WOLF 
joins in on the bass with, "I've been blow- 
ing bubbles." We always like close harmony, 

passed their first wedding anniversary on 
August 14. May you have many more happy 
years together! 

Only a little more than a year ago, 
came the proud parents of their son, Darryl 
Jewell. He has grown into a regular little 
"iron man" — strong and even-tempered. 
Occurrences that would moke most babies 
cry for hours don't even ruffle his temper. 
One evening at the beach by their Mission 
Beach home, he lost his balance and fell 
headfirst into the sand. His eyes, ears, and 
nose were full of the fine particles. But did 
he cry? No, he stoically waited until the 
sand was wiped off him, and was smiling 
and playing again in no time at all. 

New to the Machine Shop are the follow- 
ing people, all of whom hove our sincere 

Claude Ryan Attends Dedication 

T. Claude Ryan, right, and Donald W. Douglos, president of the Douglas Aircraft 
Compony, were among the oviation men who attended the dedication of the NACA's 
$18,000,000 Ames aeronautical laboratory at Moffett Field, near San Francisco, 
recently. They converse beneath the painting of the laboratory's founder. Dr. Joseph 
Sweetman Ames, which hangs in the reception room of the laboratory. 

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welcome: DON ESTES from Experimental; 
GREITEN, all of Tooling; BETTY LAWTON, 
cute and red-headed — very much George 
Lawton's sister; JOHN TELFORD, originally 
from Illinois; EDWARD KRIST, another nice 
product of Illinois. 

Second Shift 
Drop Hammer News 

by Nozzle-Rack 

AL WHITTAKER of the die yard had the 
misfortune of breaking four of his toes and 
won't be with us for awhile. We also have 
lost the services of CHARLY McALISTER 
because of a heart ailment. We hope it is 
only temporary, Charly, and that you'll 
soon be bock again. Very likeable K. B. 
have left us. Walker has gone to his home 
at Modesto while Larry was called back to 
a former job. We're sorry to see these two 
leave us permanently. 

There are a few congratulations in order: 
To ED PETEK, of Planishing, and FLORENCE 
SMITH who were married a few weeks ago. 
LARD, both of Planishing, who were married 
August 27th and are now spending their 
honeymoon in Los Angeles and vicinity. Who 
turned Dan Cupid loose in Planishing any- 
how? Congratulations also go to WALTER 
their promotions to leadmen. 

HERMAN MORTON, drop-hammer dis- 
patcher, has two new aides in MARGARET 
have a new dispatcher in heat-treat. Her 
name is FREDA WOLFE and was formerly of 

The boys paid EDDIE TILLIS a visit last 
week and managed to promote a little game 
while there. Eddie is still laid up with his 
broken leg from a motorcycle accident, but 
is getting along much better now. Someone 
should have told LOUIS SPLIER that a full 
house doesn't beat four kings in straight 
draw. Boy, Eddie really cut that limb from 
under Louis on that one. We're paging a 
good lumberjack who can cut that tall tree 
down that "TEX" HELMS is perched atop. 
Call Ext. 6661 I. 

Ryan Trad ins Post 


For Sale (continued) 

Violin with case. Good tone. J. Higgins, Ext. 235, 
3834 45th Street, East San Diego. 

One team of good, gentle work horses. Weight, 
approximately 1400 pounds. One horse broke 
to ride. Including harness and some farm im- 
plements. Contact T. A. Smith, 8130 Tooling 
Inspection, Ext. 234. 

Zimmerman Autohorp musical instrument. 12 
chord bars. With accessories and Instruction 
book. Has never been used. $18.00, or will 
trade for guitar. See Harry Turner, Eng. Illus- 
tration, Ext. 283. 

10-tube Zenith console. New condition. C. L. 
Baker, Manifold Small Ports. 

Living room set. Good condition. Not yet o year 
old. Will sell by piece or as a whole. For terms 
see J. L. Johns, Factory Inspection Office. 

One pair size 9, men's Spouldlng ice skates in 
good condition. Best offer. G. Haswell, Ext. 

If you are going to the East Coast why not trade 
your home here for my home near Boston. 
Contact C. F. Brown, Tooling Department. 

Man's tux. Block, size 34-36. Shirt, with attach 
shirt front, collars, pearl studs and cuff links. 
Excellent condition, worn but few times, orig- 
inal cost, $42.00. Price $29,00. Coll W-0845 
anytime after 5:00 P. M. 

G. E. ultra-violet ray sun lamp. Built like a living 
room floor lamp. Type S-2. Also includes two 
new spore bulbs, each having 300 hours of 
radiation. $26.75 or will trade for a table 
radio. Harry Turner, Eng. Illustration. Ext. 283. 

Complete drafting set, board, pen and ink. Sell 
or trade for tools or motor, 500 or 1750 speed. 
J. H. Costello, Manifold Developing, Ext. 284. 

One 14 ft. solid mahogany hull boot with 24 H. P. 
Evinrude twin outboard motor. Just overhauled, 
with trailer. $200.00. Cash or terms. L. Moore, 
1913, Wing Assembly, Second Shift. 

One pair Willson welding goggles (No. 5 green). 
Never been used. $1.75. L. Moore, 1913, Wing 
Assembly, Second Shift. 

Bookcase, three sections, art metal with doors, 
can be locked, semi-fireproof. New, never used. 
Cost $80.00. Sacrifice for $50.00. Mr. Cridge, 
Ext. 392. 

1940 Packard 110, light six cylinder 4-door tour- 
ing sedan, point packard blue, very clean. 
37,000 actual miles. Motor excellent, tires, 
good, never recapped. A beautiful riding car. 
Must see to appreciate. For quick sole, will 
sell $1085. W. B. Klein, Ext. 354 or 7235 
Volte Court, Linda Vista. 

Two 50 pound cotton mattresses, $10.00. Wally 
Adams, Inspection Department. 

Girls roller skates, size 6, Hockey fibre wheels. 
Shoes and wneels like new. Price $17.00. Dick 
Wilson, 1st shift, Airplane Service Dept., Ext. 

Deer Rifle, 30-40 Krog Carbine, good condition, 
scobord and 1 00 220-gr. shells. $49.00. See 
N. V. Descoteau, Salvage Crib No. 4, Day Shift, 
or call W-0845 anytime after 5 p.m. 

Ford Phiico auto set, $35.00; RCA Table set, 
$20.00; 8 tube console large speaker, $35.00; 
Headphones and material for crystal set. Jock 
Graham, Ext. 381 or T-0217. 4488 Central. 

Airplane cloth, spar varnish and airplane pro- 
pellers. See Reed, Room 210, Contract Admin- 

fE Sl Smith, Ltd., S*n Dieoo 

Set of Bunk Beds complete, $60.00. Chest of 
Drawers, $10.00. Good condition. See F. Light- 
foot, Manifold, 2nd shift. 

Model 341 -P Remington .22 col. rifle. Fifteen shot 
tubular magazine. Fitted with 29-S Weaver 
'Scope sight on low mounts with altered bolt. 
Also iron sights with two aperotures and am- 
munition. Excellent condition throughout. 
$55.00. Sgt. D. W. Carney, Plant Police De- 

Deer Rifle. 35. Remington 6 shot bolt action. 
Model 30 S. Pistol grip, checkered stock and 
fore arm. New condition. Swivels, gun case and 
20 rounds ammunition. $69.00. See N. V. 
Descoteau, Salvage Crib 4 or call W-0845 
after 5 p.m. 

Youth's Bed, Light Oak with pre-war inner-spring 
mattress and coil spring. Excellent condition. 
$25.00. G. H. Braverman, Engineering, Ext. 374. 

Two $1500.00 and One $1000.00 Investor Syndi- 
cate policies. Paid up until next year. Will sell 
for my equity plus 4% interest. E. Mellinger, 
Extension 396. 

Two gallons S.A.E. 70 motorcycle oil. Rite-lube 
brand in 1 -quart cons, 25c a quart. E. Mellin- 
ger, Extension 396. 

Baby bed, springs and mattress in good condition. 
5 X 3 ft. See Dan Hyder, Monifold Small 
Ports or call Mrs. Hyder, Randolph 4826. 

1 pair silver fox furs; 1 small natural fox fur. 
All in No. 1 condition. Very reasonable. Call 
Bill Odom, Employment Office, M-6191 or 4071 

3 fine doors with fancy hardware attached. 
Charles E. Walker, Mail Room, Ext. 323. 

One electric refrigerator, '38 model. Good condi- 
tion. Contact Dr. Earl W. Boteler, Development 

Small baby crib and mattress. Inside dimensions, 
171/2 X 33. Price, $5.00. See H. M. Ulberg, 
Ext. 227. 

Small light Cletrac Tractor and disc. Ideal fc^' 
small ronch. Completely overhauled. Price 
$490.00. Call C. H. Paxton, Ext. 313. 

Pre-war tricycle, Colston large size. Chain drive. 
Needs minor repairs, otherwise in good condi- 
tion. $15.00. See Paul Atkinson, Inspection 
Crib No. 3, Ext. 343. 

Honey of excellent quality; 5 lb. in glass jars, 
$1.10. Contact D. W. Close, Dept. 1, Airplane 
Welding. Home address, 7593 Orien Avenue, 
La Mesa. 

54 Cu. Ft. Reoch-in box, 2" cork insulation all 
around. New motor and reconditioned com- 
pressor. $400.00 cash. W. G. Taylor, Mech. 
Maintenance, 1st. Shift. 

Boys' bicycle. Full size, balloon tires. Sturdy built 
but needs attention. See J. L. Muchemore, 
Engineering, Ext. 281. 

1937 Chrysler coupe with reconditioned motor. 
Price $525.00 cash or terms. See Y. V. Leo, 
Stress Department. 


Beautiful 3 bedroom home in Crown Point. Fur- 
nished or unfurnished. Large lot, nicely land- 
scaped. Wont home on East Side near La Mesa. 
Contact Mr. OIney, Factory Navy Office, Ext. 


Fresh-water rod and reel, tackle, flies, etc. Also 
Hawaiian wigglers. J. B. Clingensmith, 7534, 
Manifold Welding, second shift. 

Radio sets, any kind, working or not. Also test 
equipment and ports. Jack Graham, Ext. 381 or 
Talbot 0217. 

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Want to Buy (continued) 

Washing mochine. W. McBlair. Call B-5176 or Ext 

8-mm. movie camera. Call Bob Childs, Ext. 397, 
second shift Material Control, or Henley 3-4323 
during the day. 

Medium size tricycle in good condition. Contoct 
N. E. Westover, Tool Planning, Ext. 396. 

Child's Automobile. Wolly Adorns, Inspection 

35 MM candid camera. See S. M. Halley, Experi- 
mentol Department. 

Singer or White Rotary Portoble Electric Sewing 
Machine, Jewell Murroy, Controct Enqineerinq 
Phone 373. 

Any size pictures or plans for USS Hornet Aircraft 
Carrier. Contoct W. G. Wofford 1709, Tooling. 

Taylor Tot. See Bob Childs, Materiol Control, 
second shift. Ext. 397. 

Want to buy or rent on electric refrigerator. 
Contact W. Thompson, Development, Ext. 371. 

One air conditioning unit, suitable for cooling one 
room, also 12 to 14 inch electric fan. See Jack 
N. Field, Drop Hammer. 

One Taylor Tot. See Charles Lehton. Electrical 
Maintenance. Extension 232. 

An electric iron. Edith Sabin, Inspection Crib No 
4, Clock No. 7767, Ext. 344 

16 mm. Model 70 Bell & Howell comero. H M 
Ulberg, Ext. 227. 

Brass fire screen and andirons. Must be in good 
condition. See Talia Lawson, Manifold Welding, 
Ext. 358. 

A camera, will consider any kind. See Joel Culver, 
Timekeeping. Ext. 398. 


If you want to buy a horse, sell a horse, or trade 
a horse, see Bob Bradley, Airplane Dispatching. 

Trade one double bed, box spring and new Seoly 
mattress for twin beds complete. King 4954. 
Dept. 38. Phone F-6-7981. 

One pair sun glasses lost at Inspection Department 
picnic on Sunday, August 6th. Will finder con- 
tact William Davies, Quality Control, Ext. 285. 

Will swop 75 ft. PIux X 35 mm. film for what you 
hove. C. E. Hyatt, Point Shop, Ext. 348. 

Lost near Drop Hammer Department, o pair of 
channel lock pliers. Contact W. Jones, Electric 






Have you noticed that recent issues of Flying 
Reporter have been carrying large numbers of pic- 
tures of newly-promoted Ryanites? And that the 
magazine also reports more and more five-year pins 
being presented? 

These two facts fit together to make a rather good- 
looking picture. 

The steady stream of promotions indicates that there 
is plenty of room for ambitious employees to work 
their way up the ladder at Ryan; that supervisors 
are constantly watching for talent which can be 
developed and promoted. The increasing nimiber of 
five-year (as well as ten-year and fifteen-year) vet- 
erans shows that employees are staying and grow- 
ing with the organization. 

Altogether, it adds up to impressive proof of our 
company slogan. Ryan really is "A Better Place to 







Ryan designs and \ 
manufactures manifolds, | 
turbo -supercharger I 
installations, f 

heat transfer units 
for carburetion, 
cabin heating and 
wing anti-icing, 
flame dampening, 
other specialized exhaust 
system applications. 


means lower weighty better performance 

To plan the exhaust manifold system when the original design for the air- 
plane is being made saves costly engineering time, brings reduction in weight, 
and results in better performance. In a typical instance a Ryan manifold 
design saved forty-eight pounds in the weight of a military transport plane. 
By planning with Ryan during the design stage, the type of manifold 
system and installation best suited to your specific requirements can be 
readily ascertained. 

Whether planning to use Ryan ball and socket type or slip- 
joint type manifolds, let Ryan work with you in the design 
stage. You will obtain a superior product and maximum 
performance, and, in wartime, lower weight; in peacetime, 
bigger payload. 

k i I r ON RYAN TO 

19 2 2-1944 

Ryan Aerenaulical Company, San Diego — Member, Aircraft War Production Council, Inc. 
Eastern Office — 420 Lexington Avenue — New York 17, New York 






No. 3 

SEPTEMBER 22, 1 944 

Published every three weeks for employees and friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

Under the Editorial Direction of William Wagner 

and Keith Monroe 

Editor Fronees Statler 

Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson, Lynn Fayman 

Frank Martin, Cal O'Callahan 

Staff Cartoonist George Duncan 

Special Features 


. 1 

Hove You Heard The One About Traveling Salesmen?. . 

— never a dull luomeni for our seri'icc representatives. 

You Are Your Own Rich Uncle 3 

— raliu your fears ahoul old age. 

Red Hammock, Manifold Development Night Foreman 4 

— he ivouldn't take no for an ansicer. 

Across The Desk 5 

— an imforlant message to you. 

Brainstorms Brought Bonds 6 

— these ideas paid off. 

"We Liked It That Way" 8 

— houquels go to participants of the Ryan shoi^'. 

Your Roving Photog II 

— candid shots of Ryaiiiles. 

Secret Ambitions 12 

■ — zve all ha'i'C day dreams. 

Slim's Pickin's . . .' 10 

Sports 26 

What's Cookin? 31 

Ryan Trading Post 33 

Departmental Nevrs 

Accounting Notes by Afary Frances U'illford 28 

Digs From Jigs by Art and Pete 15 

Drop Hammer 2nd Shift by Noccle-Rack 15 

Engineering Personnelities by Virginia Pi.vley 22 

Floshes from Fuselage by Bcttic Murrcn 23 

Fumes from the Paint Shop &v Kitty Matheny 19 

III Group by Jean "Hurry" Holmes 32 

Inside Outside Production by J. L. "Tubby" Daicsou . . 33 

Inspection Notes by Dorothy Trndersheim 25 

Machine Shop by Dorothy Wheeler 17 

Maintenance Meanderings by Bill Taylor 10 

Manifold Dispatching by Ben Smith 24 

Manifold Small Parts 6v Mariane Lightfoot 13 

Methods Engineering by J. B. Williams 24 

News and Flashes by Earl Vaughan 21 

Notes From Dawn Workers by O. C. Hudson 29 

Puddle Pushers on the Swing by Doris JJ'illiksen 30 

Putt Putts on Parade by Millie Merritt 20 

Sheet Metal Shorts by Marge and Ernie 14 

Shipping Notes and Quotes by Betty Jane Chrisleuson 25 

Smoke from a Test Tube by Sally and Sue 20 

Termite Tally /\v Donna Johnson 18 

Whispers from Final Swingsters by l' and Me 29 

Copy Deadline for next issue is October Snd 

[HAVE y O llJl B Ey RmTiH B O N E- 

The trials and tribulations of Ryan's Manifold 

Service Representatives. The first of two 

stories about our Sales Department 

When the phone rang by Bob 
Chase's bedside, he didn't want to 
answer it. A phone coll late at 
night usually means trouble. But 
he groaned, turned on the night 
amp and picked up the receiver. 

"Bob?" it was Jack Zippwald's 
voice. "We're in a jam up here at 
Santa Ana. You know these Navy 
blimps we built manifolds for? Well, 
some of the manifold sections have 
been damaged and the Navy neeeds 
more. Fast. We've got a blimp 
tied up here that can't take off on 
anti-submarine patrol until those 
manifold sections are made." 

Chase groaned. "Hove a heart. 
Jack. I've been in bed for on hour 
... Oh well, what is it you need?" 

"Look, this Is pretty complicated. 

(Continued on next page) 

s'ZijI^ ^^rf^ y»iii'"-^^:w.^>ja«a».s;i'^j*WTrK'-. 

Get your pencil and paper and I'll try to draw 
you a blueprint over the telephone." 

Chase groaned again, wrenched himself 
out of bed and went hunting a pencil. An 
hour later, as the first of the graveyard shift 
workers were drifting into the factory to 
prepare for the midnight shift. Chase was 
fully dressed and walking into the plant with 

He found himself some tools and a vacant 
bench, and for the rest of the night he 
plugged away hour after hour, making the 
necessary manifold parts himself by hand. 
The ports were different from any previously 
mode, because the Navy had just changed 
certain features of its blimps which required 
changes in the manifolds. The job of making 
new parts was so tricky that Chase dared not 
trust it to anyone else. At six o'clock in 
the morning, he stumbled from the factory 

for the scene of the trouble. For a special- 
ized accessory manufacturer to provide such 
swift and expert service is a rarity even in 

These three trouble-shooters know all 
there is to know about the woes of wartime 
traveling. Jams in roilv/oy stations, waits 
in airports, hours of standing in crowded day 
coaches and buses ore part of the pattern of 
their everyday life. Most of their trips ore 
to crowded war-boom cities where hotels ore 
so packed that there sometimes isn't sleeping 
space even in the lobby. 

As a typical example. Chose wos in Chi- 
cago recently when he got an emergency 
summons to Winnipeg, Canada. After his 
first day's work in Conada, he noticed his 
suitcase in the hotel lobby. He was told he 
could stay only one day, despite the foct 
that the hotel hod wired confirmation of his 

the weather. So he spent the next three doys 
and two nights on a doy cooch without sleep, 
food or even a chance to wosh his foce. 

"That's the sort of trip we hove most of 
the time," Zippwold says. "A telegram 
from a hotel confirming your room reservo- 
tion doesn't mean a thing any more. A 
ticket for a Pullman berth is no more de- 
pendable than a Hitler treaty — you're likely 
to find two other passengers with tickets for 
the some berth. We've forgotten what it's 
like to see a restaurant where we don't 
hove to wait in line, or a hotel room where 
we don't have to double up with some 

Clothes are a problem, too. Each Ryan 
field service man has to keep a wardrobe of 
several dozen shirts, socks and underwear 
to ovoid running out of laundry. They fre- 

with the manifold sections under his arm; a 
few hours later a huge Navy blimp took off 
from Santo Ana for anti-submarine control, 
the new parts safely installed after a quick 
oirplone trip from San Diego. 

Such incidents ore more or less routine in 
the lives of the three young ex-factory work- 
ers who comprise the unique "Flying Squad" 
of Ryan's manifold service department. 
Ryan-built manifolds are standard equip- 
ment not only on Navy dirigibles but also on 
such mighty fighting planes as the B-29 
Superfortress, the Douglas A-20 dive-bomb- 
er and C-54 cargo ship, the Consolidated 
PBY patrol seaplane, the Lockheed Lodestar 
and several Grumman fighters. Whenever o 
plant manufacturing one of these planes en- 
counters a problem involving the exhaust 
manifold system, it telephones San Diego — 
and within an hour or two Chose, Zippwold 
or Shannon Long will catch o train or plane 

Sam Breder, the head of the manifold 
sales and service deportment-. Breder 
is the genial, dynamic, polished sales- 
man type. 

reservation for three days. He spent the 
next two nights in the chilly waiting room 
of the Winnipeg railroad station. Finally 
completing his job in Canada, he got his 
priority for the plane flight home and 
climbed aboard the oirplone. One of the 
season's worst blizzords was roging and he 
waited hours before the plane finally took 
off. After five hours of such turbulent fly- 
ing that even Chase's toughened stomach 
was feeling queosy, the ship londed. When 
Chose stepped out of the plane, he found 
himself bock in Winnipeg — the plane hod 
hod to return to its storting point becouse of 

— 2 — 

quently are forced to buy o new suit of 
clothes to conform to o sudden chonge in 
climote. Once Chose fie* from Washington, 
D.C., where the temperoture was 7 below, to 
Miami and a temperature of 80. "It was 
obsolutely impossible to wear those winter 
clothes I hod with me," Chose recoils. "I 
wos suffocating. So I bought o Polm Beach 
suit — and the next doy I was called to New 
York City where the temperature was 5 

The service men probobly wouldn't be 
able to endure this sort of thing os o con- 
tinuous diet if it weren't for their realization 
that their missions ore desperately essentiol. 
War emergencies ore their routine. Recently 
one of them speeded o C-54 on its way to 
India because he was able to get some 
missing manifold ports to Son Francisco ot 

(Continued on poge 131 

You could have knocked me over 
with G sledge-hammer when I met 
Cuthbert Terwilliger on the street. 
It must hove been years since I'd 
seen him. 

"Hiyo, Fran," he said, trying to 
Igive me a hug which I straight 
armed. "Nice to meet you after all 
these years. But there's something 
slightly askew or anti-social about 
meating anybody on a Meatless 
Day. It's lunch-time, let's nosey 
into this restaurant and see if we 
can order some fish." 

When we were safely seated and 
Cuthbert had his head down among 
the foodstuffs, he began muttering 
to himself. "What bologna," I 
heard him growl. "What tripe. 
What applesauce." 

"Cuthbert, you speak in riddles," 
I said. "What ore you talking 

"Social security. I just realized 
I've been paying out money for it 
every pay-day. I go on paying all 
my working life, and all I get is a 
measly pension if I live to 65." 

Now, social security is a subject 
that I take very, very seriously, since 
I happen to know quite a lot about 
it. So I challenged Cuthbert. "It 
also pays benefits to your family 
in case of death. So the money 
you're now paying will come bock 
later — either to you or your depend- 

He snorted. "The way my port- 
able adding machine is operating 
these days, the one cent deducted 
by my employer from every dollar 
I earn doesn't add up to much even 
over a period of years." 

"Say, Cuthbert, you're forgetting 
an important fact, your employer 
puts in another cent out of his own 
pocket for every one he deducts 
from your paycheck. He then sends 
the whole sum to the US. Treasury 
every three months, along with your 
social security account number." 

Cuthbert's face lit ud like a Cali- 
fornia sunrise. "Say, I just thought 
of something. I'll be way ahead 

when I get to be 65. i just remem- 
bered I have two social security 
cards taken out on different occa- 

"Brother, that's where you're 
way off the beam. Don't you see 
what's happening? Part of your 
wages have been recorded in one 
account and port in another. You're 
endangering your rights to all your 
benefits because you won't have 
one complete record of your wages." 

He started up in alarm. "Say, 
that theory sounds therious. What 
should I do to get my accounts 
straightened out?" 

"Better hustle on down to the 
Social Security Board. It's in the 

U. S. Customs Building, corner of 
State and F Streets. Come on, fin- 
ish your lunch and I'll walk over 
with you." 

A few minutes later we arrived at 
the Social Security office. Cuthbert 
strode up to the receptionist. "I 
wish to speak to your master," he 
told her. 

She gave him a smile. "You mean 
Mr. A. W. Louch? He's manager of 
this field office. One moment, 
please." A few seconds later she 
ushered us into Louch's office. 

"Mr. Louch, this is Cuthbert 
Terwilliger," I said. "He has two 

(Continued on page 16) 

What Terwilliger didn't know about 
Social Security would have Filled a 
book until Fran set him straight. 

"Say, dad, now that I've graduated from 
high school, I want to join the Navy," 
Archie 'Red' Hammock told his surprised 
father one summer morning at the break- 
fast table. 

"Not on your life, son. Besides you're 
only 17 and that's too young to join the 
Navy." said Archie's father. His father re- 
mained adamant but Red was determined to 
join the Navy — which is exactly what he did. 

Red's father was a building contractor 
in Wichita Falls, Texas, and being a typical 
father checked up on his runaway son, but 
decided because Red was so set on being 
in the Navy to just let him stay. "He'll get 
tired of it soon enough anyway." But Red's 
father was wrong on that count. Red was 
in the Navy from 1926 to 1936 and it was 
seven years before Red set foot on home 

"My older brother's interest in the dial 
telephone," continued Red, "took him to 
Oklahoma. I was only a baby when he left 
and when he finally came home, 16 years 
later, he didn't recognize me nor I him. 
However, our three sisters mode up for the 
roving sons, I guess. They have all married 
and settled in Wichita Falls close by our 

"Dad wanted me to follow in his footsteps 
and be a building contractor, but I wanted 
none of it. When I enlisted in the Navy, 
the recruiting officer asked me what kind 
of work I wanted. Heck, I don't know, 
what've you got to offer, I asked? Well, 
he started reading off a list of possible jobs 
and when he come to coppersmith, I stopped 
him. That's for me — and so it was." Red's 
ten years of valuable experience in metal 
work in the Navy included a nine-months 
trade school course at Norfolk,, Virginia. 

"That old saying about join the Navy 
and see the world was certainly true in my 
case. We used to take Midshipmen from 
the Naval Academy, on what we called 
break-in cruises, and I went all over the 
world: Cherbourg, France; Kiel, Germany; 
Oslo, Norway; Edinburgh, Scotland; Wey- 
mouth, England; Nice, France; Naples, Italy; 
Gibraltar; Lisbon, Portugal; Barcelona, Spain, 
and many other places." 




night Fareman 

"I've sailed the seven seas and 

seen the world, but missed 

the boat for China." 

"In fact after my ten years in the Navy, 
my greatest desire is to own a 40-foot 
auxiliary sloop — which will sleep four people 
and then when I get 'regusted' and down- 
in-the-mouth, 1 can just start out on my 
boot and go any place my heart dictotes." 

"Once I was all set for a boat trip to 
China and I've regretted missing it. How- 
ever, two days before I was due to leave, 
my orders were changed. I was put on an 
oil tanker called the Kanawha and, brother, 
what a ride I got on that. For two and a 
half years, I was never in any port longer 
than 3'2 days. The Konawho had a regulor 
schedule: one trip to Bremerton, Washington, 
two trips to Panamo ond one trip to Hono- 
lulu. Then we'd start the same route all 
over again. On the Panama trip, we would 
deliver fuel oil on one side and high-octane 
aviation gas on the other." 

"When my enlistment period in the Navy 
was up in 1936, I landed in Son Francisco. 
I just couldn't make up my mind whether 
to stay in California or return to deep in 
the heart of Texas. So I bounced off the 
train in Los Angeles with o ticket back to 
Texas in my pocket. I thought I might as 
well see the sights in Los Angeles before 
returning home — my ticket was good for 
thirty days. The thirty days were almost 
gone, as was my money, so I decided I'd 
better go to work for a while before at- 
tempting the trip back home." 

"In three days, I had walked through a 
brand-new pair of shoes trying to find a 
job — jobs weren't so easy to find back in 
19361 Gee, was I a greenhorn about know- 
ing how to apply for a job. You see, I had 
gone into the Navy right after I graduoted 
form high school in Paris, Texas. But, I soon 
learned the right procedure. 1 sauntered 
into Mueller Brothers, the world's greatest 
service station, and demanded a job. 'Sorry, 
bub, we just don't have a thing at the 
present time,' the proprietor quipped. How- 
ever, I never have been one to take no for 
an answer. I hounded the guy for the next 
four days, until finally in desperation, he 
put me to work sweeping floors. I didn't 
sweep floors long. After working a few 
months in the body and fender department, 

(Continued on page 18) 

•4 — 

,LL OF US are naturally thrilled with the encouraging 
news coming in from Europe, and pray that we will soon have 
the Nazis knocked out. 

A very grave danger, however, is created here on the home 
front by this good news from Europe. Many people are assum- 
ing the seriously mistaken attitude that, because Germany 
seems almost beaten, the war is practically over but for the 

Until the Japs are conquered, the war is a long way from 

Every person who quits a war job, eases off in his or her 
efforts, or detracts in any way from accomplishing the maxi- 
mum war output, is definitely prolonging just that much the 
fighting and dying of our boys in the Pacific. 

You and I carry a serious responsibility indeed! 

We at Ryan are engaged in vital work directly and urgently 
needed in the Pacific War. We cannot fail or let down in the 
slightest degree, but must carry forward still faster and 
harder until the last Jap left has surrendered. 


— 5- 

' fO^ ' • . 



A $25 War Bond 

was presented to 


A. W. Kilmer, 


Sheet Metal De- 

portment, for this 

HHk -K^^Lu 

■ set of dies which he 

developed. These 

eliminated the oil 

con effect on small 

skin surfaces or 


Paul S. Hoffman, now 


in the U. S. Army, won 

H^ 9r 

a $25 War Bond for 

WSk < 

hts suggested straight 


eilge guide being 

shown by Harold Peif, 

W^^^ ~y 

leodmon of Routing 

Sheet Metal Depart- 






■ The men pictured here set their 
minds worl<ing and it paid dividends. 
These ideas are coming from many 
sources in the company. No one has 
a corner on thinking up new short 
cuts or valuable suggestions. How 
many times have you thought how 
much better a certain operation could 
be performed by some slight change 
in method? Your idea may be just 
as valuable as those that hove been 
selected for these awards. Don't set 
it aside with the feeling that it is 
insignificont. Write it down on a Shop 
Suggestion blank and drop it into one 
of the suggestion boxes throughout 
the plant. It'll be investigated and 
reviewed by the labor-management 

David L. Jervey's idea of 
using a holding jig for 
holding templates and pro- 
viding easy access to them 
while they are being filed 
brought him a $25 War 
Bond. David is in Template 

"My idea of designing a 
spring catch for holding 
part of a welding jig was 
to eliminate the extra oper- 
ator to insert a holding 
pin," says Edwin Harris of 
the Tooling Department. 
"That $25 War Bond I 
received was oil right, too." 

A $25 War Bond went to Che 
ter C. Hough, Experimental D 
partment, for his hand ri', 
squeexer which he designed i 
riveting or dimpling structwt 
which ore either inoccessible 
too thin for ordinary riVeti 



'\ ^*%»M' 

G. F. De LoMoter, 
Sheet Metal Deport- 
ment, had the idea 
that by hoving on 
adjustable table-type 
fixture as a means of 
feeding material to the 
nibbler would elimi- 
nate the use of pliers 
for holding the metal 
parts. That it did, and 
Mr. De LoMoter was 
the recipient of o $25 
War Bond for his idea. 




Delmor Conde, right, Mech 
VNi leal Maintenance, being f, 
sented his $100 War Bond 
D. H. Palmer, Plant Engini' 
for his suggested- new type Ti' 

■6 — 


War Production Drive Committee and 
you'll receive from them o Medal 
Award if your idea is accepted. Then 
the Production Drive Committee turns 
over all accepted suggestions to a 
special management committee which 
considers them for financial awards 
In addition to the War Bond win- 
ners shown on these pages, Claude B 
Stevenin, Manifold Small Parts, who 
is now on vocation, received a $25 
War Bond for his shop suggestion. 
Also the following employees received 
a total of $47.50 in War Stamps: 
C. R. Bowman, Dean M. Brogan, C 
T. Dennhardt, Carl L. Ingrahom', E. 
E. Mayberry, J. H. Price and S. C 


The doping jig which William 
SAcBlair, Airplane Finishing, is 
jsing as a backdrop was devised 
>y him in order to make it pos- 
'iible to dope both sides of an 
levator by revolving it in the 
Voider. William received a $25 
iVar Bond for this suggestion. 

"Instead of welding 
the surface table di- 
rectly on the jig, I 
had the idea thot the 
holder be welded on 
and then the toble be 
bolted to the holder," 
says H. W. Graham of 
the Tool Room. His 
idea was a good one 
as it eliminated the 
warping and subse- 
quent grinding of the 
table and brought him 
a $25 War Bond as 


A $25 War Bond went to Austin 
Freeman, Tool Room, for the 
special spring type holding 
clomps he designed for the spar 

Spencer S. Pur key. 
Manifold Assembly, 
shown using the lever 
controlled valve for 
which he designed a 
special attachment to 
overcome the leaking. 
His idea closes both 
gas lines simultane- 
ously through the 
function of a single 
plate which is self ad- 
justing. $25 Wor Bond 
goes to Mr. Purkey..' 


The set - bock chart 
which Gerald W. 
Lowe, Modeling De- 
portment, is holding 
brought him o $25 
War Bond and pro- 
vides a quick means 
of finding the amount, 
of set-back required 
for each metal thick- 
ness at each bend 

w i °°*^' ^'■' *•' *^^ ^'°P Hommer Department won a $25 
War Bond for his suggested process wherein a one-inch layer of I 
rubber is vulconized on both sides of the rubber hydro-press pod 
after the pod has been badly worn. Heretofore the pad was dis- 
carded after it had become worn through use. 

lewitx bond saw brake shoe 
hich is made of two ports held 
•gether by springs and is not 
jibject to constant breakage. 

— 7 


"We Liked It Thot Woy" and how! The Ryan 
show was a big surprise to all and as on example 
of a first attempt at staging a professional musical 
show, we did ourselves proud. 

"What if these people are amateurs? They can 
be shown how to put on a good performance." 
Producer Dorcas Cochran did just that. 

The theme of the show was o take-off on work 
at Ryan — complete with a caricature of Jean 
Bovet, done with aplomb by Lloyd Huffstutter, 
which was one of the funniest acts of the entire 
show. Jean took a lot of ribbing about the butter 
situation in the cafeteria. 

Apparently, we hove a number of aspiring actors J 
and actresses who in the work-o-doy world appear i 
OS very staid citizens, but who really blossomed i 
out into poised and colorful character actors ond i 

1. Alice and Eddie Corvajal were really in the^ 
groove and their act was well-ncmed — The Dance 
Maniacs. As interpreters of the jitter-bug school 
of the danse, they're hep! 

2. Garrick O'Bryan lends an ear to Earl 
Prudden and Bob Rankin backstage exchonging jj^ 
opinions on which was the beet oct in the show.IL 
Garrick and Bob, grab your wcli-earned bouquetslL 
for your assistance in getting the show underway, i 

3. The climax of "Three Best Nephews, Uncle 
Sam" was this backside view of Art Kilmer, Jerry. ^ 
Kent, and beni Vincent Marquez. 

4. "Pacific Paradise is putting it mild," said Jack [ 
Westler (the shipwrecked sailor) while watching L 
Betty Sturtevant "Make With the Hips." y 

5. W. R. Baker's rendition of "There's A Boy On (■' 
Batoan" brought a tear to many an eye and came ■ 
near to stealing the show. \ ■ 

6. Dorcas Cochran receiving congratulations on 


— 8 — 

comedians. The People's Choice was that indeed 
for it was one of the most amusing highlights of 
the show. Jock Westler and Don Dewey gave us 
a satirical preview of the political speeches we'll 
all be hearing in the near future. As a comedy 
team Jack and Don really clicked. 

Special credit goes to the musicians for corry- 
ng the show along with pace and smoothness. 
Kenny Gurtin, first piano, was on hand at every 
rehearsal, five days a week, every afternoon and 
evening for both the first and second shift re- 
hearsals. A round of applause for Kenny Gurtin 
and the rest of the musicians. What's a musical 
how without music? 

It's the concensus of opinion of those seeing 
"We Like It This Way" that we shouldn't stop 
now, but should make the Ryan Employees' Show 
a yearly feature. 

the swell job she did on "We Like \t This Way" 
by T. Claude Ryan and Earl D. Prudden. 

7. "Ummmmmm, nice," was the comment heard 
when Betty Christenson and Margie West gave 
with "He Went to Work in the Morning." 

8. Clockwise, beginning with the tall hat, is 
Marion Caster, Ruth White, Joyce Donaldson and 
Rosemary Nystrom adding that final touch to their 
make-up before the "on stage, please" call. 

9. Lloyd Huffstutter, alias Jean Bovet, was an 
A- 1 mimic in "King of the Cafeteria." Rosemary 
Nystrom, left, and Joyce Donaldson added femi- 
nine appeal as The Pages. 

10. Caught by "Your Roving Photog" during 
intermission were T. Claude Ryan, George Wood- 
grd. Vice-president; Harry Siegmund, Public Re- 
lations and Dale Ockerman of the Ryan School of 

11. The entire cast of "We Like It This Way" 
n the finale were greeted by hearty applause. 

The hours are as good as a baseball um- 
pires, the pay isn't bad, and you do meet 
the most interesting people, but there is no 
reel happiness in being o newspaper col- 
umnist. The postman sees to that. Through 
rain, snow, sleet, gloom of night and all the 
other things a postman is pledged not to 
let daunt him, he gets through to the col- 
umnist to deliver the letters the readers 
write. To read them is not only to weep, but 
to come to the daily conclusion that you 
might just as well moke a living by butting 
you head against a stone v/all for a fee. 

All columnists, whether they admit it or 
not, have a definite aim when they pound 
out their 600, 700 or 800 words each day. 
Some like to bring gloom, others like to 
bring sunshine. Some want to get their read- 
ers mod, some want to pacify. 

But no columnist has ever accomplished 
his purpose completely, or even come close 
to accomplishing it. This is because readers 
never interpret a piece the same way. If 
you write something you think is funny, for 
every reader who agrees with you, you get 
a raft who write that the stuff brings tears 
to their eyes. 

If you settle down and do what you con- 
sider an uplifting article on some subject, 
the postman always arrives with a batch 
of letters telling you to put down your type- 
writer and go into the eyewash industry. 

I am convinced that if you took a group 
of column readers and showed them a sign 
that said Main Street, you'd get a goodly 
number who'd go to bat with their fountain 
pens and make out a good case that the 
sign said Oak St., Market St., or Pacific 

Take the letters that have been coming 
in to me concerning the articles I did sev- 
eral months ago on wartime travel. Mr. 
Smith says thank you very much for giving 
me a clear and interesting picture of war- 
time travel. Mrs. Brown says I'm a liar and 
a skunk of the first water, and obviously in 
the pay of the Nazi Minister of Propaganda. 
Mr. Jones soys all I did was belittle the 
American public from start to finish and 
that he is sending clippings of my stories 
to the proper authorities so see I'm exiled 
to National City for all time. Before I get 
through with this batch of letters, I'll be 
wondering what I really did write. 

To continue, you should see the moil I 
got on a harmless little story I once did 
on women's slacks. I thought it about as 
innocent a little piece of writing as any- 
thing since the Mother Goose rhymes, but 
there were those who read into it a bitter, 
bitter hatred on my part of all women and 
all slacks. I was accused of subversive ac- 
tivities and of sabotaging the war effort. 
Some threatened to indict me under the 
alien sedition act. And others who said that 
the Humane society should take me in 
charge. (Those aren't quite the words they 
used, but we hove a censor, remember?) 
I have been asked several times to repeat 
the "slack story," but you must remember, 
kiddies, I hove a family to support. 

One of these days I'm going to write a 
column in which I come right out and sayin 

that milk is a beneficial beverage, teeth 
ore fine for chewing food, and that bee 
stings are painful. Then if I get any letters 
from readers who disagree with these state- 
ments, I am going back to making a living 
selling art pillows and lamps mode from 
coconut shells. 

A lady writes me wondering if my wife 
doesn't get mod when I write about her. 
She sure does. I guess the maddest she 
ever got was when I said she was taking 
swimming lessons and could empty the tank 
in two dives. 

She knows that I don't mean it, but she 
gets mod just the same. I know a monolo- 
gist in vaudeville who used to talk about 
his wife. She sat in the audience and lis- 
tened to them lough at, "My wife is a good 
girl. She went no place without her mother. 
But the old lady would go anywhere." 

Well, the audience would whoop and hol- 
ler and tear up the seats and throw them 
at each other. At the end of each show she 
would meet him at the stage door and beat 
him to a pulp. He would remonstrate with 
her, saying, "Honey, why not be reasonable? 
I'm making fifteen hundred smackers a 
week and giving you two thirds of it . . 
You've got diamonds, furs and silks." 

She admitted all that but, nevertheless, 
after each show she would run him through 
the wringer. She just didn't like jokes about 
herself. Once he said, "My wife hod her 
face lifted so many times she has baggy 
knees under the eyes." Well, that cracked 
the chandeliers and brought down the plas- 
ter. But his wife was a beautiful brunette 
who had worked in Ziggy's Follies. But she 
didn't like it, she shot him. 

One time I wrote something about 
women's styles. I said, "When a woman 
has no toes in her shoes, she is in style. 
When a man has no toes in his boots, he's 
a bum." Brother, my wife sizzled. 

My advice to all young and lovely ladies 
is never to marry a gag man. A gag man 
is fellow who would chose his old mother 
through a forest fire with a load of wood 
on her back — if he thought he could get a 
lough out of it. 

Sometimes I don't seem to be able to 
make Mrs. C. happy. Like the other day. 
It seems she made a cake for a coke sale 
that the Parent-Teacher Association was 
putting on. (Imagine asking gals to bake 
cokes . . . what with the butter and egg 
situation as it is) . But it seems the P.-T. A. 
couldn't think of any other way to raise 
money so they decided on a coke sole. 

Mrs. C. made hers . . . o particularly 
delectable looking chocolate layer affair. 
That night, just before I went to bed, I 
looked in the place where we keep various 
foodstuffs, and here was this cake . . . sit- 
ting there minding its own business. 

I carved myself off a large chunk and 
enjoyed it thoroughly . . . until morning 
when Mrs. C. discovered what hod hap- 
pened. She then hod to take the coke to 
the sale and buy it bock herself . at a 

nice profit (for the P.-T. A.). 

I'm just as satisfied, however, because 
she probably would hove felt it her duty to 
buy somebody else's cake. But between you 
and me . . . hers are better. 

Recently I overheard one of the girls in 
the Engineering Dept. express the desire 
to go to Hollywood to "see movie actors." 
(Wotta'n ambition). We could save her a 
lot of time by taking her into the plant 
and introducing her to A. L. Westmoreland 
who used to be known as "Wesley Barry," 
the freckled faced kid star of silent pix. ' 

Then there is Syd S. Wilson, who worked 
the "Big House" with Wolly Beery. He 

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also worked in "The Big Porode," "Dawn 
Patrol," "Hell's Angels," "Wings," and 
many others. Also we have with us Johnny 
"Red" Kent, internationally famous bronc 
rider ond rodeo contestant, who used to 
double for "Hoot" Gibson, star of Westerns. 
When Red hod his makeup on, it was almost 
impossible to tell which was Red and which 
was Hoot. And if you didn't see Al Gee in 
"Thunder Afloat" you've missed one of the 
most dramatic scenes ever filmed. As this 
girl expressed a preference for the strong, 
athletic type, my good friend George Duncan 
suggested we introduce her to Paul "Super- 
man" Tedford. 

It's been only a few minutes since we 
parted, but it seems a week already. A 
week! It seems forever! I've tried to relax 
and forget, but it is impossible. From where 
I sit I can look out of the window and see 
other girls passing, dozens of girls, but all 
I want is you. Darling, why don't you come 
bock? At every approaching step my heart- 
leaps, thinking it might be you. But it never 
is . . . and my heart grows colder at each 
disappointment, each more poignant than 
the lost. I'm longing for you — my gosh, am 
I! If you don't come quick, I'll sure get 
pinched for parking by this hydrant. 


by Bill Taylor 

Maintenance was honored recently by a 
visit from a former Ryanite by the moniker 
of PAT "From the Beam" KELLY. 

We also hove suffered o loss of two good 
mechanics. A dinner was given in their 
honor. The senior member leaving was CE- 
CIL WALL who had just passed his three 
year mark at Ryan. He leaves for his native 
Colorado. The junior member who hod 
passed his year mark here was RED 
SCRUGGS. He journeyed bock to Oklahoma. 

D. L. CONDE, who has hod numerous 
shop suggestions accepted by Ryan recently 
had his tintype took in relation to one of 
his ideas. 

JOHN WAGNER has changed to third 
shift so he could work on his "El Rancho To- 

We would like to welcome some new- 
comers to our humble midst. They ore: 

BELLE "The Belle of Maintenance" 
DRAKE is enjoying a leave of absence while 
visiting her sister in Orange. We really miss 
you. Belle. 

n.<L cdtz ujtrJt cm, 


^^-5^'=/ to, 

era o- 

^ex:A£jt ^mJut&jcnvL. 

"I was born in bonnie Scotland, but my secret am- 
bition was to come to the United States ond be a school 
teacher. Twenty-one years elapsed before I finally ar- 
rived in America, but I never did get to be o school 
teacher. However, perhaps my other ambition will be 
fulfilled through my youngest doughter because she too 
wonts to be a school teocher," Mrs. Corswell is a lead- 
man in the Jonitor Service Deportment ond con hardly 
woit for the war to be over so she con stay home and take 
core of her children. 



"Aw, shucks, people always lough when 
I tell them my secret ombiticn. I alwoys 
wanted to be an undertaker Guess my 
father got me started in that general direc- 
tion - he was a doctor. 1 even went to col- 
lege and took courses pertoining to the 
undertoking profession, but things hap- 
pened and I got side-tracked. Who knows, 
though?* Maybe some doy my secret ombi- 
tion will come true." 

Larry is the fellow who handles the 
moking of multilith plates for Office Serv- 
ice, and has been with us about o year 






"Mei' Well, OS o kid I really hod the flying 
bug bad I was going to be o pilot Guess that's 
the reason I got in the aviation industry just 
so I could be around airplanes ond flying " Carl 
Hotfield is now a Ryan guard and has been with 
Ryon for neorly five years, You"ve probably seen 
Carl at some of the company picnics as he is 
always colled on to be Sheriff at these shindigs. 

-h ^ 







"My secret ambition became a reali- 
zation. I always wanted to be o school 
teacher and I finally became one. My 
speciolties were Math and English. I 
taught in Iowa, Missouri ond South 
Dakota and wos County Superintendent 
of Schools for six years in Iowa." Mr. 
Gardner, everybody's friend, has been 
with jjs two years and is now in charge 
of the stockroom for Plant Engineering. 

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(Continued from page 2) 

4 a.m. At about the same time anotiner of 
the trio wos in an automobile speeding to 
Santa Ana with a factory welder to repair a 
dirigible manifold on the field at midnight. 
And another was rolling up his sleeves in the 
factory to build some manifold parts that no 
longer existed so that an old-model patrol 
plane could take off on an urgent flight. 
Another time, when on engine test stand 
was running night and day for America's 
newest torpedo bomber, the manufocturer 
suddenly mode design changes which re- 
quired a new style of exhaust manifold; 
Ryan's service men hod the new manifolds 
ready the following morning. 

To be able to give this kind of hell-for- 
leather service requires more than iron nerves 
and inexhaustible pep. It takes a background 
of factory savvy. Chase, Zippwald and Long 
are all quiet, pleosonl young men who 
started with Ryan as factory workmen end 
come up through the ranks. Chose worKed 
at a manifold bench for two and o half years. 
Long was in inspection for three years. 
Zippwald started as a swing shift factory 
worker, and moved up through the night 
foreman and assistant day foreman spots 
before putting on a coat and necktie and be- 
coming a field service man. Consequently, 
when a situation develops where the service 
man needs to jump into a pair of coveralls 
and start tinkering with a Ryan manifold in 
the hangar or factory, he doesn't feel out of 
his depth. 

But that isn't all. Ecirh man also has to 
be a close student of latest developments in 
aircraft engineering and manufacture. He 
must be in frequent contact with the engi- 
neering departments of other factories in 
developing new and improved manifold de- 

signs. He has to keep up to date on fine 
points of power plant installation. On the 
first installation of every new type of Ryan 
manifold, a Ryan service man has to be on 
the spot for two weeks — helping juggle the 
final nuances of design, and making sure 
that workmen learn exactly how to put the 
manifold in place. 

"Sometimes last-minute design problems 
get pretty tough," Zippwald says. "We hove 
to put a collector ring wherever the manu- 
facturer leaves space for it which means that 
we have to work under a terrific handicap. 
However, we've always been able to figure 
out the right answer somehow." 

Ryan's three traveling trouble-shooters 
work under Sam Breder, the head of the 
manifold sales and service department. 
Breder is the genial, dynamic, polished 
salesman type — but he also knows how to 
blow flame from his nostrils and invoke hell- 
fire and damnation when there's a good 
rea30n. When one of Ryan's customers needs 
some manifolds in a hurry, it's up to Sam 
to see that the manifolds are forthcoming 
— which often means that he has to sell 
hard-worked factory supervisors on the dire 
nature of the customer's predicament. Like- 
wise, when some engineer or maintenance 
chief or factory boss in on outside plant 
begins making unreasonable demands on 
the Ryan field men, it's up to Sam to make 
the customer see the light of wisdom. Breder 
con do it, either with the soft answer which 
turneth away wroth, or with the thumping 
fist which makes desks jump. 

These four men, aided by a corps of office 
girls and supervisors, comprise a fast-moving 
and powerful team which is helping aircraft 
manufacturers all over the country to speed 
up their manifold installations. Because 
Ryan has whipped the toughest manifold 
problems in all kinds and sizes of planes, 
Breder and his service men probably know 
more about airplane exhaust than any other 
four men in America. And they're making 
their knowledge count! 

Manifold Small Parts 

by Mariane Lightfoot 

First Anniversary For Cafeteria 

The Ryan Employees' Cafeteria celebrated Its first anniversary on September 6th. The 
entire cafeteria staff was present for cake and refreshments as were Vice Presidents 
Eddie Molloy and George Woodard, Harry Siegmund of Public Relations and host, Jean 
Bovet, head of the Cafeteria. 

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Here it is, deadline time again and we're 
caught without a column. This, of course, 
is nothing new, having happened the last 
two editions. Seriously, we slipped up and 
failed to get Manifold Small Ports in its 
regular niche of Flying Reporter, but, with 
everyone's forgiveness, we'll try and see that 
it doesn't happen again. 

Hope our genial foreman, "BOB" HAR- 
RIS (lucky guy) is enjoying his well-earned 
vocation while we try to carry on without 
him. Sure miss you, "Bob." (P-s-st "Bob" 
isn't really his moniker. Try to get him to 
tell you the real name! I'll probably be 
fired for that one !) 

Two more vacationists ore CLAUDINE 

We recently said goodbye to quite a few 
of our veterans members of M. Among 
Freda and "Jerry" have returned to being a 
housewife, Inez has returned to teaching 
school and Cecil, we hear, as o photograph- 
er's assistant. 

GOW, two swell leadmen, are trading shifts 
with "RUSTY" SCHAEFER and C. L. (Proud 
Popol BAKER. Small Ports is really fortu- 
nate to have such a swell bunch of likeable, 
cooperative fellows for leadmen. Two more 
to odd to the list are PEARL BROWN and 
FRANK MORAN, who were recently made 
leadmen over the C-54 job. Congratulations 
Pearl and Frank. 

ore still being missed by their many friends 
in Small Ports. George and "Wes" both re- 
cently transferred to Manifold Development. 

The department wishes the speediest of 
recovery for MRS. LOVENA POUCH'S 
daughter who underwent a most serious op- 
eration several days ago. 

Congratulations and best wishes to one 
of our brand new members. She is little 
ANGELINA GRANA — or I should soy Mrs. 
Kozub from Detroit? She and CHARLES 
KOZUB were married Saturday, September 
9, 1944. When Charles was sent to the 
Marine Base here in San Diego, "Angee" 
decided Detroit wasn't the some and so she 
joined him here. Best of luck, kids! 

E. R. ROBINSON, an A-1 turret lathe 
operator, recently enjoyed having his son 
home on furlough. His son, B. A. Robinson, 
is a radio gunner on a scout dive bomber. 
Mr. Robinson is a retired Ensign of the 
U. S. Navy. 

FRED MILLER, first shift welder, received 
o letter from his brother, Richard, several 
weeks ago. Richard is one of our American 
soldiers now in France and our heartfelt 
good wishes go to him. 

And from our folks on leave: GRACE 
RICHARDSON reports that she'll be well 
enough to return in another week and 
NELLIE BROWN is hoping to get someone 
to stay with her invalid mother soon so that 
she may rejoin us. 

Three cheers for C. H. STARRETT, weld- 
ing leadman, who has just received a gold 
award for a Shop Suggestion idea. 


- ,T< ^ ,^ 

Sheet Metal 

by Marge and Ernie 

Gosh, but we have really had a sick list 
here lately. Yours truly was out for a week 
with a bod back, only to return and find 
DORIS CROW, clerk in Dept. 1, quarantined 
first with measles and then scarlet fever. 
MILLIE RICE, clerk in Dept. 2, has been 
are both bock to work again after their 
little sick siege. 

A sharp contrast to "us sick absentees" 
who can't seem to all be healthy at the 
same time, is MARY McFARLANE of Dept. 
2, who has never missed a day's work or 
gotten a pass out since coming to work at 
Ryan two years ago. One of our outstanding 
workers, she really deserves a lot of credit. 
According to my books, she holds the rec- 
ord for perfect attendance here in the Sheet 
Metal Dept. Congratulations, Mary, let's 
keep that record. 

MARY JANE BATTENSBY had a birthday 
on August 1 7th. Her group presented her 
with a pair of PINK silk lounging pajamas. 
"Boo-ful" things they were, too, and we'd 
like to see her wear them to work some day. 
(Maybe we hadn't better tempt her, she 
might just do that little thing!) 

RHEA HOFFMAN spent her week's vaca- 
tion in Los Angeles visiting her daughter. 

JO DZIERLATKA just returned from a 
trip home to Detroit with her Marine hus- 
band. Swell to go home, isn't it, Jo? 

CLARENCE HARPER was pleasantly sur- 
prised on his birthday August 19th, when 
his leadmen and clerks presented him with 
lovely decorated coke served with ice 
cream. JAKE LUNSFORD then reminded 
everyone that his birthday was on the 31st 
and threatened to fire the works if he didn't 
get a cake, too. So sure enough, on August 
31st, simply because he had reminded every- 
one doily when his birthday was — his de- 
partment had coke and orange juice in honor 
of the occasion. "Harpy" just turned old 
enough to vote and Jake said it was none 
of our business how old he was! 

WALLY KNIGHT is back from his voca- 
tion sporting a healthy tan and his chest 
stuck out a foot because of that new grand- 
daughter he has. The mother will be re- 
membered as DORIS KNIGHT who worked 
with us here in Dept. 3. That mokes a 
grandson and a granddaughter for Wally 
now and we don't wonder he is mighty proud. 
The rumor was around that Wally spent 
most of his vocation indulging in either 
"deviltry" or "carpentry," I didn't catch 

Dept. 3 hod a lovely chicken dinner on 
Labor Day. With 15 fried chickens I'll let 
you judge how wonderful it really was. By 
the bones on Kitten's plate, it looked like 
a chicken hod crawled up there and died. 

JERRY KENT is back on first shift now 
and "HAP" BAKER is back from Experi- 
mental. Seems good to see those old familiar 
faces again. 

We wonder why EDITH SIMPSON hasn't 

been pinning any more tails on people 
lately. Could it be that MR. FAULWETTER 
was on interested spectator one day during 
such on operation? 

HAROLD and HELEN PEIF celebrated 
their fourth wedding anniversary Sept. 9th. 

HELEN ZAHRADKA really looks like a 
typical Hawaiian hula dancer in that classy 
outfit her husband sent her from the South 
Pacific . . . some gross skirt! 

In closing, we want everyone who helped 
in the Ryan Show to know that it was more 
than enjoyed by all and that we ore proud 
of each and every one of you. It was o fine 
performance and we will long remember it. 

Turn in your news as you go by. 


HI, again, everyone. Just had another" 
one of "them thor notes" from Frances, so 
I guess it's time to get started on the Shorts. 

Dept. 1 is glad to have GERALDINE 
KEMP bock again. Geraldine was gone some 
time on sick leave, and it is good to see 
her back looking so well. Also returned from 
sick leave up there, is BETHEL ELMORE. 
CARVER hove returned from leaves of ab- 
sence and Cutting and Routing is beginning 
to look like i*s old self again now. New- 
comers in Dept. 1 are DOROTHY SPENCER 
and BETTY JANE PAUL, transfers trom 
Manifold, and E. N. DIDRIKSEN, who trans- 
ferred from day shift. We all hope you'll 
like our Dept. 1 . 

and NELLIE DODDERER of Dept. 3, hove 
returned from leave; so welcome bock, all 
of you returnees. 

No, CLAIR SACHS isn't lost. He's been 
transferred to Cutting and Routing, and 
although it does seem a bit strange to see 
Sachs up there, he's doing a good job. 

RUTH IE WHITE, of Transportation, says 
that RAY GEISINGER is a Budo-looder de- 
luxe. He con, says Ruthie, lift one whole 
gun turret all by himself. Well, good 
enough, but don't overdo, Ray. 

RUDD, and ALBERT HANCOCK have re- 
ceived their pins for one year's service with 
the company. Congratulations, all of you, 
and keep up the good work. 

On August 30, oh, auspicious date. Max 
Grimes had o birthday, so his group gave 
him a birthday cake. I beg your pardon, 
there were two cokes and very good cakes 
they were. There to help Max with the cake 
and coffee were SAM PINNEY, DICK 
LIAMS and HARRY GRADY. Max wishes to 
thank all of you for the good time, good 
wishes, the card, and the cakes. 

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The Dispatchers, Inspectors, and Cutting 
and Routing Dept. personnel gave a fare- 
well party on Sept. 2 for REBA ARMISTON 
of Inspection Dept. Rebo is returning to 
Texas with her sister and parents. We know 
Texas will be glad to hove her bock, but 
we'll all miss her, and the best of luck to 
her always. 

They didn't hove any particular reason, 
but just thought it would be fun, so on 
August 30, ART KILMER'S group hod cof- 
fee and doughnuts at 10:30. It was also o 
swell chance for Betty to get better ac- 
quainted with the personnel of Dept. 2, and 
as I said before, Dept. 2 just loves having 
their new blonde clerk out there, and she's 
doing a swell job. 

JERRY KENT ore on their vacations. Vaca- 
tion! Doesn't that sound good? Anyhow, 
when he returns, JERRY KENT is transfer- 
ring back to days. Brooklyn will be missed, 
but we'll see you around, Jerry. 

The FRED BENDERS hove moved into 
their new home at 5138 Imperial Boulevard, 
and I hear they have chickens and rabbits 
and con be talked into giving their guests 
chicken dinners or, if you prefer, rabbit. 
Fred has some very nice pictures of their 
new home, and after seeing the pictures, 
I don't blame the Benders for being proud 
of their house. But, for heaven's sake, don't 
everyone pick the some Sunday to wont a 
chicken dinner! 

Has anyone ever seen; 

BYRON GEER when he wasn't in a hurry? 

MAC MAGDICK when he wasn't looking 
for Sam Pinney? 

JEAN TUSA without her cheery "Hi!"? 

WALT STRINGER really hurry? 

FRIEDA ASMUS without that lovely smile? 

Until next time, be seeing you around. 


Right Over There! 

Eddie Carvajal of Fuselage Assembly, 
left, chats with his former co-worker 
Bob Clark, Machinist Mate 1c, when 
Bob recently paid o visit to his old 
stomping ground. Bob was working in 
the Manifold Department when he 
joined the Navy in 1939 and has seen 
action in the Solomon, Marshall and 
Gilbert Islands as well os in the Aleu- 
tions. He will return for new assign- 
ment after the completion of his 
thirty-day leave. 



Pastor Patriot 
Builds Cliurch 

A minister who leads a double life 
is one of Ryan's newer employees in 
the Wood Shop, He is Alan A. Hughes 
— war worker on week-days, volun- 
teer pastor on Sundays. 

When Mr. Hughes, an ordained 
minister who has had churches in 
Bedford, N. Y. and Los Angeles, 
moved to the little community of 
South Spring Valley, near Son Diego, 
he found that it had no church. He 
decided to tackle the job of getting 

First he persuaded a friend to do- 
nate a vacant lot for the site. Next 
he looked around for a building — and 
kept on looking for months. Finally, 
however, he obtained an old barracks 
building through the California State 
Guard, in which he is a lieutenant. 
The only stipulation was that he would 
have to move the building himself. 

As Mr. Hughes was financing this 

whole undertaking himself, assisted by 

donations from a few friends, he 

couldn't afford to hire a wrecking 

company to move the building by 

hand and load it on a rented truck, 

then rebuild the structure after it was 

moved to its new site. 

All the major problems finally solved, the minister spread the news by word of 

mouth that Spring Valley had a new Community Church, For the past two months, 

he has been giving spiritual guidance to the people of his community at services 

every Sunday morning and evening and at prayer meetings on Wednesday night. 

Rev. Hughes was a first lieutenant in World War I and saw active duty in France 
and Belgium as on observation officer. He has been working at Ryan since June 
26, 1944. 

When Alan A. Hughes rsn't using his 
artistic talents as a means of liveli- 
hood here at Ryan, he is giving spiritual 
guidance to his congregation in Spring 
Valley in the new Community Church. 


Digs From Jigs 

by Art and Pete 

Well, boys we did it! After some hard 
fought gomes, we took first place in the 
Ryan Summer League bowling. It was a very 
interesting season with very good competi- 
tion. We enjoyed every gome and hope each 
team that participated hod as much fun as 
we did. The highlights of the season for our 
team were the fine bowling of BEN STIL- 
LEY who had a very good game of 255 and 
high series with 646 pins. PETE HAY- 
WORTH bowling his first 200 game. Of 
course, we don't wont to forget to mention 
the four gomes that we beat the Tool Room. 
This gome hod been talked pro and con 
for some time and everyone was primed 
and ready to go. We did enjoy bowling the 
Tool Room, especially the special prize we 
received after the game. However the writer 
didn't receive his until a week later, but 
the interest was worth waiting for. The 
prize we receive will be nice, but we under- 
stand it won't do any of us any good. It 
was rumored our wives were planning on 
making a down payment on some new 

clothes. So it looks like our hard work to 
win first prize was for glory only. Cheer 
up boys. 

Newcomers to our department ore E. T. 
SOUTHWELL. Welcome to Jigs and Fixtures 
also among the NEWCOMERS is a fine baby 
girl to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Kohrumel. Con- 

Leaving us to return to school are RICH- 
SANCHEZ. Glad you were with us helping 
and doing your bit on your vacation from 

Vocations were enjoyed by W. W. DANY- 
LUK and VAUGHN. Donyluk spent his vaca- 
tion fishing at Big Bear Lake. Fishing was 
good too, says Bill. 

We had quite a traffic jam September 
8th at 4 p.m. It seems L. COLE bought a 
new Ford, but forgot to get the gas to go 

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returned from the Ford building at Balboa 
Pork where they have been doing some very 
high class work. 

R. L. CLARK ond R. D. PINSON were in- 
ducted into the Army lost month. Good luck 

One of our former employees, BILL 
KERNS, tells us he received a Flying Re- 
porter in England and it was sure nice to 
hear from our gong. Glad to hear from you 
too. Bill. 

CHARLEY RICE, you had better watch 
that thumb and not get it all skinned up 
while bowling. 

Second Shift 
Drop Hammer News 

by Nozzle-Rack 

First we have had an epidemic of weddings 
and now it seems as though the blessed 
events are muscling in. FRANK "Poppa" 
GIAMANCO is throwing his chest out (we 
believe it's a tummy in disguise) because the 
little bambino has gained five pounds since 
its arrival, July 26th. CHARLEY RILEY 
was passing out cigars and candy because of 
the newcomer, September 2nd, who answers 
to the name of Frank Harvey. Congratula- 
tions to you both and to the proud mothers. 

While on the subject of congratulations, 
we'll pass them out to these newcomers: 
BILL PINNELL, who is operating number 
one hammer; Willord Grasse, operator of 
number 1 7 hammer; and Frank Koopstus, 
who is assisting in the die department. 

Another new assistant to WALT CAR- 
PENTER in the die yord is MARTHA MAT- 
TIE who is doing the dispatching having 
been transferred from the power shears — 
jitter-bugs to youse guys. 

We wish to announce that we hired a 
lumber jack who did a very commendable 
job of cutting that tree from under "TEX" 
HELMS. Please, no more phone colls! 

Everyone was very glad to see EDDIE 
LILLIS bock on the job this week, and we 
certainly hope he'll be able to stay and that 
his injury has finally decided to throw in the 
towel. Eddie has been gone since May be- 
cause of a broken leg JOHNNY 

DAWSON, of pickling, must hove enjoyed a 
lot of sunshine during his recent vacation 

according to thot nice ton he has 

ELBERTA EJAKOS returned today from a 
visit to St. Louis and that certainly is a 
beautiful wrist watch, adorned with eight 

rubies, she is wearing JULE and 

ESSIE VAUGHN hove returned from their 

honeymoon ART SCHAAF is bock 

after a week's vacation and says he just took 
things easy around Son Diego and caught 
up on his visiting and ballgomes. 

We hear that CHUCK CARLSON will be 
married before the next issue is printed. The 
girl is Miss Luella Pinske of Minneapolis, 
Minn., who will arrive from there next week. 

ED PETEK of Planishing became so lone- 
some for his newly acquired bride and vice 
versa that she, Florence, started work lost 
week in Small Ports. 

The Planishing Department hod a cele- 
bration a little ahead of time in honor of 
the birthdays of MAUDE RAMEY and EL- 
MER CHURCH. We hope you'll both hove 
several more of them. 



'Continued from page 3) 

social security accounts. Can you do any- 
thing for him?" 

"I think so," he said. "Mr. Terwilliger, 
if you'll give me the numbers of both ac- 
counts, I'll have our office consolidate the 
two accounts into one, and tell you which 
number you should use for the rest of your 

"Hmph, that sounds easy," Cuthbert 
growled as he wrote down the numbers. "I 
thought I was up against something tough." 

"It might have been very tough indeed," 
Louch replied, "if you had died without 
consolidating the two accounts. Your de- 
pendents might not have received the total 
benefits to which they were entitled." 

"Gosh, and to think that whenever I 
heard about social security before, I just 
shrunk my shoulders! Are there any other 
ways that people can lose their benefits?" 

"One very common way is for a woman 
to change her name without notifying the 
Social Security Board. When a woman mar- 
ries, her name should be changed on the 
board's records at Baltimore, so it can is- 
sue her a new card. Her number won't be 
changed, just her card. 

"To cite a specific example, down at the 
Ryan Aeronautical Company 40 percent of 
the 198 incorrect names and numbers we 
sent to them to be checked turned out to 
be women employes who had failed to ad- 
vise their Social Security Board when they 
had changed their names." 

"Maybe my wife should look into that," 
Cuthbert mused. "In case she hasn't noti- 
fied the board, what should she do?" 

"Fill out a special form which we have 
here at the office, attach the Social Security 
cord bearing her maiden name, and send 
it to the board. The same procedure ap- 
plies in case of divorce, or any other change 
of name. The board keeps oil information 
strictly confidential." 

"Another common failing with men as 
well OS women in that they lose their So- 
cial Security cords and thinking they hove 
memorized their number fail to obtain a 
duplicate card. A shining example of what 
can happen in a case of this kind is the 
man who hod memorized his Social Security 
account number — he thought — only to find 
that for five years he hod been using an 
incorrect account number. Every person 
should give their social security account 
cards the same careful treatment that they 
would give any ordinary insurance policy 
and to be sure they ore using the correct 

"There seem to be a lot of angles to 
Social Security," Cuthbert remarked 
thoughtfully. "To use a Biblical phrase, it 
apparently is a coat of many collars. How 
can I find out whether all the wages I've 
earned so for hove been credited to my 
Social Security account?" 

"Simple enough. Just fill out one of these 
post cards (form 7004) and moil it to Bal- 
timore, where wage accounts are kept. With- 
in a few days you'll receive a statement of 
all wages recorded in your account. If you 
find an error in the statement, let us know 
immediately so we can correct it. This rec- 
ord of your wages is very important, be- 
cause it is used in figuring your benefits 
when they ore due." 

"Just what are my benefits based on?" 

"The size depends on your average pay 
(in jobs which are covered by the low) plus 
credit for each year you've earned ot least 
$200 on such jobs. Here's a chart which 
shows examples of old-age benefits and fam- 
ily benefits." He showed us this chart:. . . 


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{or fur II tvurUer iinil oiw ilopenileiit i-hild) 

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3 years' coverape: 












61 80 

5 years' coverape: 

S31 50 

100 . . 





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19 50 



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20 years' covcrajte: 





30 years' coverage: 



58 50 





40 years' coverape: 

S50 '. 





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c;iniiot b« lesB tliun SIO j moiiib for tbe worker, gr 515 a 
Worker and wife. 


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or dependent parents 

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of ilci-xiiscti *»Mrkcr ' 

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3 years' coverage: 



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20 years' coverage: 








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cannot i^ )c^8 t'h.i 
pjrcul, ui .1 

. HjpcBundir SSO llio bcncGtd .imiRl3lWr; but the7 
lu ji mr>nt)i Tor llic wi.luM. or one cliilU, oc oao 
JiL for ibc willow and one child. 

After we'd finished perusing the chart, 
Cuthbert resumed his cross-examination. 
"How can I find out how much my own 
monthly benefits will be when I retire?" 

"This office can help you figure it out 
in less than 60 seconds," Louch responded. 
"Or, if you prefer, I'll give you this book- 
let, Old-Age and Survivors Insurance For 
Workers ond Their Families, ond you con 
figure it yourself. It explains exactly how 
to compute these benefits." 

"Here's another question," Cuthbert pur- 
sued. "A minute ago you made a statement 
which I filed in one of my mental pigeon- 
holes . . ." 

"Assuming that the pigeons were out 
for the day," I put in. 

"You made a statement," Cuthbert con- 
tinued more loudly, "about jobs covered by 
the Social Security law. Aren't all jobs cov- 

"Unfortunately no. About twenty mil- 
lion workers are in 'uncovered' jobs, where 
their wages don't count toward benefits. 
Such jobs are farm work, domestic service 
in private homes, work for any unit of lo- 
cal, county, state or federal government 
(such as teaching, or nursing in a city hos- 
pital); self-employment Ithe small business 
man, the farmer or professional man I ; and 
work for certain non-profit organizations 
such as the Red Cross, YMCA, churches, and 
so forth. However, the Social Security Board 
has recommended to Congress that cover- 
age be extended to all groups." 

"I'd never thought much about it before," 
Cuthbert mused, "but I'm sure a lucky guy 
— more than I'd ever realized — to be work- 
ing in a covered industry. Wonder how many 
more people there are like me that didn't 
realize before just what a potential gold 
mine that little piece of cardboard called a 
Social Security Account cord we carry around 
in our billfolds really is?" 

"Here's another point," Cuthbert went 
on. "Do I hove to quit working at 55 in 
order to collect my retirement insurance?" 

"That's very good question, which can- 
not be answered with a plain 'yes' or 'no' " 
said Louch. "Many workers of retirement 
age tell us they did not realize that they 
may continue in employment and earn cred- 
its toward benefits after reaching age 65, or 
that after filing their claim for benefits, 
they may return to covered employment 

"The true facts are that a worker may 
qualify for retirement benefits at any age 
above 65, and that after he has filed for 
his benefits, he merely gives up his bene- 
fits for those months in which he mokes 
OS much as $15 in covered employment. 
He might work one month, and give up 
his benefit, and not work the next month, 
and receive his benefit." 

Cuthbert sat silent. "The well has run 
dry," he proclaimed at last. "I have no 
more questions." 

"In case you think of any more later," 
Louch said, rising, "just telephone our of- 
fice here. Franklin 7287." 

Cuthbert and I stood up and made with 
the glad-to-have-seen-you, drop-up-and- 
see-me-sometime, it-sure- has-been-nice, 

"Sure has," finished Cuthbert. "And say, 
look; where can I find you when I'm 65?" 

And as a parting shot, Louch said, "I'll 
be looking for you — and regardless of 
whether you quit working at 65, be sure 
to call at our office so that we can advise 
you as to your insurance status — and by so 
doing you will 'know' instead of 'wonder' 
about your equity in Old-Age and Survivors 

16 — 

Machine Shop and its friends and families 
had an all-day picnic at Lakeside Park on 
September 1 0. Thanks to the wholehearted 
participation on the part of everyone con- 
cerned and to the beautiful day, we oil had 
an abundance of food and fun. 

On behalf of BOB STOCKWELL and BUD 
DILLON, committee for the picnic, we take 
this occasion to thank Employee Service for 
their generous contribution. 

In the afternoon, after partially recovering 
from the appetizing spread dinner, a num- 
ber of races and other contests were held. 

Athletic champions of the women were 
each had two wins to their credit. Irma Lee 
won the egg-in-spoon race and the women's 
backward race. Marty won the softbal! 
throwing contest for women, and the ladies' 
race. Although Marty herself is in Experi- 
mental, her husband "Jonesy" is a member 
of second shift Machine Shop. 

In the three-legged race for men, JACK 
LYONS and DON MILES broke the finish 
tape. Toll space-covering Jack set the pace 
and somehow or other Don followed through. 

The piggie-bock race was won by the 
Kelley & Kelley combination. DONNIE 
KELLEY, son of Basil Kelley, was mounted 
on the bock of BUCK KELLEY, night super- 

Speediest in the blindfold race for men 
was "Jonesy," and first across the line in 
the children's race was JEANNIE HA- 
WORTH, attractive young daughter of FRED 
HAWORTH. Winners of the three-legged 
race for women were two of night foreman 
Malloy's daughters. 

Best and fastest peeled potato was han- 
dled by JAMES SAYLES. Whether his speed 
was accomplished through secret practice or 
through being cheered on by his eldest sailor- 
suited son, we would not attempt to say. 

The farthest thrown (and kept unbroken) 
raw egg was tossed and caught by AL 
RADER and BUCK KELLEY were a close 
second, and they ended the bout eggy but 

First shift team wrested the honors from 
the second shift during the ball game. 
JIMMIE LOUTHERBACK held the winning 
stub for the attendance prize. 

There is nothing quite like a departmental 
picnic. It is good for lathe operator's wife 
to discuss canning vegetables with mill op- 
erator's wife, and the set-up man's son to 
run a race with the superintendent. It is 
enjoyable for the girls in the shop to meet 
the wives, and the non-plant husbands to 
meet the fellows. 

Here's to next year's picnic! 

Part ies^ Picnics and Pow-wows 

An old-fashioned houseworming complete with delicious looking edibles was prompted 
by the Outside Production Department moving into new quarters. 

"If I ever leave, an underwear shower will suit me fine," said L. W. White, formerly 
leadman in Sheet Metal Assembly. Mr. White recently transferred to Tool Design and 
he got his underwear shower and how! 

Under the cover of night, the Methods Engineering Department gathered round the 
camp fire to hold a community sing after devouring the usual picnic foodstuffs. 

— 17 — 



(Continued from page 4) 

I was put on a job running a frame-straight- 
ening machine on a percentage basis. After 
seven months at this position, I found my- 
self talking when I should hove been listen- 
ing and I was terminated." 

"That's always been a bad habit of 
mine," Red recalls. "1 was busted from a 
first class rating in the Navy back to 
second class twice for the same reason. 
However, I think I've learned the lesson 
well by this time and now I listen instead 
of blotting my head off." 

"After leaving Los Angeles, I started 
back to Texas again. However, in Yuma, 
Arizona, I again ran short of lettuce and 
had to work there for three months. Then 
off to Phoenix, where I worked nine months. 
The weather by this time was really getting 
me down, 1 became sick and decided 
that home was the place for me. Upon ar- 
riving at home sweet home, I spent the 
first week and a half sick in bed. After 
recuperating, I worked for nine months for 
the Williams Manufacturing Company — 
they made oil equipment." 

"The heat got me in Arizona, but the 
winters at home were more than I could 
stand, so I pulled up stakes and started out 
once more for sunny California heading for 
San Diego. When I reached town I hired out 
in the body shop of the Davis Motor 
Company. Then I heard there was an open- 
ing at the V. B. Dennis Construction Com- 
pany so I left my job at Davis, and went 
down to get it. 1 was too late. The job had 
been filled. I went back three or four days 
in succession, repeatedly requesting a posi- 
tion. Finally, the fellow got tired of looking 
at me and gave me a job." 

"It was while working in this location 
that I decided to apply for a job at Ryan," 
Red related. "I used to watch people coming 
off work at Ryan looking as clean as I did 
when I started at the beginning of the day. 


<;■ 1W 




Eugene M. Jones, left, and William H. 
Gray recently appointed leadmen in the 
Jig area of the Manifold Assembly 

That's why I decided that Ryan must be 
a pretty good place to work — so I applied 
for a job as a welder." 

"Foiled again, was my thought, when I 
was told that they didn't need any welders 
here in 1 940. However, Mr. Marco, who was 
personnel director at that time, asked me 
to come back for another interview. He said 
he had a job in the shop for a body and 
fender man." 

Red wasn't too enthusiastic about the 
wages, but Mr. Marco fixed that. He sug- 
gested that if he went to work on the night 
shift his income would be just about com- 
parable to what he was making on his pre- 
vious job. "That sounded plausible to me," 
Red said, "so I decided to take the job." 

"The first day — I'll never forget it — I hod 
brought all my regular body and fender shop 
tools along with me and did I get a horse 
lough from the gang. Butch Ortiz sauntered 
over to me and asked, 'What are you going 
to do with those things?' Well, they told me 
to bring my regular body and fender tools, 
so I did. Butch laughed and said, 'If you 
ever touch a manifold with one of those 
tools, I'll wring your neck'." 

Red took this ribbing good-naturedly and 
took all his tools home with him again that 
night. He was put to work bumping mani- 
folds, which to us laymen means straighten- 
ing and smoothing the bumps out of mani- 
folds. "After a week of bumping. Butch 
come around and asked me how I liked my 
job by now. I had to admit that it seemed 
more like a vacation and it was the easiest 
job I'd ever held. Like it — I really did." 

After a few months of bumping. Red 
admits that he was getting kinda tired of it 
and let the fact be known. "They told me 
they'd give me another job if I could get 
someone to come to work and take my place. 
I was stuck for a while, but after much 
persuasion I finally talked Bob Harris, who 
is now Night Foreman of Manifold Small 
Ports, into coming to work for Ryan." 

Red then went over to a newly organized 
department called Cutting and Fitting where 
he did such a swell job they mode him a 
leadman in that department after he hod 
been working at Ryan for nine months. 

"I still wasn't satisfied completely," Red 
admits, "and I guess I was always fooling 
around making tools and things when I 
shouldn't have been. Butch Ortiz and Joe 
Love finally come to the conclusion that 
they would benefit by having a Manifold 
Experimental group and thought that 
with my tinkering around all the time I'd 
fit in pretty well. They hod to do some tall 

dickering, but they finally made arrange- 
ments for the new department and I was 
mode leadman on the night shift and Herb 
Simmer was leadman on the day shift. The 
new group turned out to be a good thing and 
was eventually mode a separate department 
under the name of Manifold Development 
and Experimental. Frenchy Fouchee was 
placed in charge and in July of last year, I 
was made foreman on the night shift." 

Red is having a change of pace at the 
present and after four and a half years of 
working the night shift, he is going to spend 
the next month or two working days. "It 
was really funny the first doy I worked day 
shift. I went to bed about nine o'clock, 
thinking I'd get a good night's sleep, and 
I rolled and tossed until two o'clock in the 
morning. I finally decided to get dressed 
and went to an all-night show. Got out of 
the show at five a.m., ate a hearty break- 
fast and started off to work. You con bet 
your life, I really went to sleep early the 
next night." 

Red commutes from his home in Imperial 
Beach where he lives with his wife and 
two sons — 13 and 14. "The kids have 
grown up since I've been working on night 
shift, but I still have some time to help 
them build their model airplanes — which, 
by the way, is a hobby of mine. However, 
since buying a house, most of my time is 
taken keeping the place up. 

His worst failing. Red divulged, is the 
fact that he can't remember people's names. 
Whenever he is introduced to anyone, he 
always concentrates on their names — think- 
ing perhaps that this time will be different 
and he will remember it. One embarrassing 
moment, his wife enjoys ribbing him about, 
occured when she was introducing him to 
another fellow. "I was concentrating so 
hard that when I heard her mention Mr. 
Hammock, which is my own name, I just 
automatically said, I'm glad to meet you 
Mr. Hammock. You can imagine the man's 
amazement at my opoarent obsentminded- 
ness. That was one time when I certainly 
would liked to hove dropped out of the 
picture," Red soys. 

In common with many other men who 
work in the shop. Red hod his own shop at 
home until it was destroyed by a fire. "I still 
have all the tools necessary to equip a 
shop, though, and I'm going to hove another 
one some day." 

Red typifies Ryan foremen. He has seen 
a lot of the world, is a specialist at his 
job and is constantly seeking a new idea 
which will revolutionize his work. 

O " 

' TemitB Tallij 

by Donna Johnson' , 

Speaking of termites as we ore often re- 
ferred to, it takes the early bird to catch 
MR CARSON, Chief Woodshopper. 

TEX BODENHAMER, Woodshop's combi- 
nation Radio and Romeo, latest theme song 
IS "Dont Get Around Much Anymore." Max- 
well's reply was, "Hard to Believe". 

You may have your Bulova time and your 
Gruen time; we'll take BLAIR time — the 
man has been late once in four years. 

Rush Russ claims some things are out 
of this world, bowling a 200 game for in- 
stance, I agree! 

— 18 — 

Perhaps you girls have noticed "Siebert 
the Shiek" is back this week, after o well- 
earned vocation. 

CRAFT have at least one thing in common, 
"a way to moke work out of play." 

OLELS, one of the painters, really be- 
lieves in abbreviations, when given a requi- 
sition reading — 5 gallons of T/25 — he 
returns with one blond policewoman and 4 
other gals. 

For the night shift and others who 
escaped the razz, there's always another 
chance. So to the buzz of ADKINSON'S 
saw, the swish of HUGHES' point brush, 
and the constant pounding of ECKERT'S 
hammer — all I can say is, "such is the life 
of one girl and forty-nine men." 

Mrs. Peorl Brown 
Manifold Small Parts 

C. A. Carlson 
Drop Hammer 

W. E. Carpenter 
Drop Hammer 

LeRoy Engel 
Monifold Pre-Jig Dept. 

Charles Jarvie 
Drop Hammer 

F. E. Moron 
Manifold Small Parts 

Eugene J. Rawson 
Machine Shop 

This month we welcome female employees 
of Tool Design who have moved into our 
building headed by AL BOHANAN, Assistant 
Supervisor. The first few days were pretty 
rugged for them as the temperature was 
pretty high but after they got a fan installed 
and the proper ventilation, everybody seems 
to be settling down very nicely at the present 

A lovely box of candy was presented to 
PEARL CLORE of Finishing by the gang in 
that department for making that special 
"pepper upper" for them every night. (That 
good to the last drop of coffee.) 

The Pie and Cake Contest was a huge 
success and one particular night, there were 
twelve pies brought in. The idea was to 
moke the "Big Three" — namely, "ROSY," 
"LARRY" and "CLYDE," sick of pastry, but 
it backfired — it seems they are as fond of 
pastry as ever. 'Twos lots of fun, anyway! 

DORCY HORNE of Dope Shop is at Mercy 
Hospital having had to undergo an opera- 
tion. Miss you, Dorcy — sorry you ore ill and 
hope you will soon be well again. 

We hove often heard tell of the results of 
what a little bit of paint would do and hod 
the point proven when somebody painted o 
couple of supports in the Point Shop like a 
barber pole. Workmen all now busy repair- 
ing the proper places and should be through 
in short order. 

LOUISE THOMAS of Dope Shop and DELL 
FAY PAWLEY are spending part of their 
shift over at Time Study these nights. Looks 
like we are going to lose these two girls 
before long. 

ZOE KENDALL celebrated her birthday 
today with a huge coke. Many happy re- 
turns, Zoe, and best wishes from all of us. 

ESTEEM HIVELY, Inspection, terminated 
to go back to her home in Texas. Esteen 
was former employee of Finishing so the 
gals in that department presented her with 
a lovely negligee and gown. 

COOKIE KENOYER celebrated her second 
wedding anniversary with a beautifully dec- 
orated cake for the department. Her hus- 
band, who is serving with the U. S. Army in 
Iran, Persia, wired her two dozen American 
Beauty roses which mode her very happy. 

HAZEL ADAMS, formerly of Dope Shop 
and now at Rivet Crib, will terminate this 
week to await the arrival of "Old Doc 

Will somebody on second shift (Tool De- 
sign) give C. R. BARBER a map of San Diego 
so he can locate Pacific Square. We hear 
he started there one evening not long 
ago, but was observed going in the wrong 

— 19 — 

On the evening of August 22nd, a buffet 
lunch was held for the members of Tool 
Design at the home of P. H. HERON. ROB- 
ERT FOLLETT of Ryan Show fame played 
the accordion ably assisted by MR. CHAUN- 
CEY ASHLEY who played the piano. Lots of 
fun and a good time was had by all. 

Our mascot, the block and white cat of 
Point Department, became a mother a couple 
of Sundays ago, by giving birth to five little 
kittens. They sure are cute little things and 
ore just now starting to open their eyes. So 
many people handled them that "mama" 
got panicky and moved them and at the 
present writing their whereabouts are a mili- 
tary secret. 

MARY JOHNSON of Dope Shop termi- 
nated last week and is now residing on a 
ranch out Escondido way. 

We ore glad to see NAN WHEELIHAN, 
Department Clerk for Paint, bock with us 
after a leave of absence. 

We can't understand why ROSY BAR- 
THOL doesn't weigh a ton as he is always 
eating and someone is always bringing him 
something to eat, even to box lunches with 
chicken in them and all the trimmings. Nice 
work if you can get it, and it looks like he 
gets it! 

War bond prizes were paid Sunday night, 
September 10, to winners in the Daily Jour- 
nal Lower Bowl Heodpin tournament with 
Miss DOROTHY YILK of Department 12 
placing fourth in the women's division there- 
by winning a $25.00 bond. Congratulations 
Dottie, we knew you could do it. 

Fate Had a Hand 

Fate stepped in when Chief Photog- 
rapher Ray Platnick, left, of the Coast 
Guard, stationed for the time being in 
Son Diego, just happened to be look- 
ing through the lost issue of Flying 
Reporter and saw a picture of Mrs. 
Mildred Justice of the Tooling Depart- 
ment, right, pointing to her husband's 
picture on a government poster. Mr. 
Platnick immediately called the Flying 
Reporter office and reported that he 
hod taken the picture and would like to 
contact Mrs. Justice and tell her about 
her husbond who he had talked to 
while on board ship taking the pictures. 
With the Flying Reporter office act- 
ing as a meeting place, Mrs. Justice 
learned some sidelights on her hus- 
band's experiences from Roy Platnick 
and was a very happy person when she 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Sally and Sue 

Just so all you folks above and about the 
Laboratory don't hold your breath until 
you're block in the face on Wednesday morn- 
ings, we'd better tell you about o little im- 
provement recently installed in the Lob. 
Remember how we used to dial your num- 
ber early Wednesday (the warmest day of 
the week) and sweetly request that all your 
windows be closed for an indefinite length 
of time? Well, that's no longer a necessary 
procedure, as we have o big, black pipe 
that is especially intended to get rid of all 
dangerous cyanide gas, which heretofore 
was likely to drift into unsuspecting win- 
dows if we weren't careful. We just wanted 
to ease your minds and maybe even calm 
your nerves about the situation, that's all. 

With vacations in full swing, we've had 
some additions to our fan mail that are 
really humdingers. Just for on example, 
here's one from WES KOHL, which was 
written on his train trip back to Chicago:. 
. ."Dear Gang — Just have time to drop you 
a line before climbing back on this "rat- 
tler" for the next round. Tell the boys 
Upper 4 is a man — dammit!" 

Congratulations to ED KOPS upon pass- 
ing that stiff examination for second class 
radio operator. He worked just plenty hard 
and worried a lot even though we told him 
we had a "feeling" is was going to be oil 
right. He doesn't trust our intuition, I guess, 
but we forgive him, and we're all proud 
of his achievement. 

For oil you old-timers who knew SEY- 
MOUR SCHWARTZ — we want to tell you 
about his surprise visit one doy lost week. 
He's been gone for about a year and a half 
now and is working for North American at 
the present time. At Ryan, he was one of 
our process engineers. Seymour looks fine 
and is happy about life in general. He 
brought a picture of his little daughter along 

which made us all wish we knew her. It 
was nice seeing him. Old friends ore al- 
ways welcomed bock at Ryan. 

JEANETTA McGRAYNE says there has 
never been anything in the Flying Reporter 
about her that was true,^ so here's a little 
item that will ruin that proud boast. We 
have a choir here in the Lab that's a little 
weak in the knees, but she likes it. So we've 
tacked a sign on it which says: "RESERVED 
declaration is upheld by the following dig- 
nitaries, who approved and signed said doc- 
ument: Process Engineer BO FLOERSCH, 
Navy Inspector ED HIGHT, E. J. HARRING- 
and SUE. No one else dares sit on that par- 
ticular chair — not so much because it's re- 
served, but because we all know from expe- 
rience how undependoble it con be! 

Last week one of our long awaited mo- 
ments arrived when KEITH WHITCOMB 
showed the movies he took on our Lab 
beach party. All I con say is — he sure got 
around and at the psychological moment, 
too. Those who escaped the notoriety sighed 
with evident relief and smiled gloatingly 
and triumphantly at the rest of us poor un- 
fortunates. There's always another year com- 
ing, and it might happen that this year's 
victims will turn on their oppressors. It's 
an idea anyhow. 

We want to welcome a new member to 
our ever-increasing fold — HOWARD UL- 
BERG. Howard has been appointed co-ordi- 
nator of laboratories for the purpose of as- 
sisting HAL HASENBECK with the adminis- 
trative detail associated with the operations 
of the Laboratories. He offered the three 
secretaries gum one day last week, and we 
all accepted eagerly. "Experience is man's 
best teacher," he sighed as he made his 
exit, with the evident resolution not to carry 
his generosity to on extreme. 

Putt Putts 
On Parade 

by Millie Merritt 

On the closing night of the Ryan Summer 
Bowling League, Putt Putts were in a posi- 
tion to either bowl like demons and come 
into fifth place or let up and drop down 
into ninth — well, I guess we're demons for 
after a night of fine bowling we placed 
fifth. Our special thanks to CLARENCE 
HARPER for turning out some very good 
scores when they were most needed. 

Putt Putts ore also entered into the Win- 
ter League along with 27 other teams. By 
the looks of things now, the Winter League 
should prove both exciting and interesting. 
We only hope that it will turn out as well 

OS the Summer League. We all had a lot of 
fun and good clean sport (not to mention 
the prize money) , 

Saturday night, August 26, was a big 
night for Transportation, as we all gathered 
at Lo Jollo for a beach party. To say we 
had fun would be putting it mildly — 

All of us are really pulling for SALLIE. 
The third time is always the charm — so they 
soy. Sallie has said goodbye twice now and 
has been oil ready to leave for Ohio — only 
to get home and find that Tony's furlough 
has been cancelled again. Never say die or 
there's a moral to this story — or something. 
Anyway, we hope you make it this time. 
I'm running out of goodbyes. 

Ryan has a new prospective Softball player 
in the person of BOB O'CONNOR. Bob is 
the newest addition to our swing shift. The 
thing he is most interested in at the present 
is finding o home. He has become quite 
desperate and has even threatened to buy 
tent and move in. We wouldn't wont him 
to do that, so if any of you good people 
know of, or have (don't laugh now) a vacant 

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house or apartment, let us know about it. 
Bob has been in California for only two 
months and before that he was a resident 
of Kankakee, Illinois. 

Has anyone noticed the dashing beret 
HUGH COUCHMAN is wearing these days? 

We found out that DOTTIE HALL can 
consume more watermelon than any two 
people. She ate most all of the melon we 
had on our picnic, that is all except the 
one I fell on top of and smashed. 

Here's a little thought I would like to 
leave with you. "It takes a push to start 
things rolling." 


S a DASHES---— NEWS a 



Here we are again, folks, at the track of 
little Santa Anita Material Control. It's a 
great day for another great Ryan Derby and 
that $400,000 purse, with all the famous 
aeronautical notables on hand for whatever 
may happen AND USUALLY DOES. Direct- 
ly behind me sits that well-known outdoor 
(ping-pong) sportsmon, J. B. WILLIAMS, 
giving final instructions to his hard riding, 
leather pounding, die hard jockey, C. B. 
JONES. At my right is no other than that 
great tobacco auctioneer from the old South 
of Market Street, R. S. SMITH, who between 
those gigantic puffs of Model Tobacco, is 
giving a pep talk to his faithful jockey, J. 
L. HALLEY. By the way, watch this boy 
Halley when that home stretch is in sight 
03 in either bowling, politics, or racing, this 
boy is always out in front at the finish. 
Many other important celebrities ore here 
today. Your announcer also sees F. E. WAL- 
NEY, C. P. ALLRED and C. E. MOORE talk- 
ing to their many colleagues they have with 
them today. The horses are now at the post 
and waiting for the gun. Other jockeys than 
those mentioned are PAT LINDGREN (a 
2 to one shot) L. D. HIBBARD (even mon- 
MA DUGUID (a 3 to one shot) and yours 
truly at 500 to one. 

Sit tight folks — "They're Off" and every 
man for himself. 

As my parting gift, I leave you my fa- 
vorite recipe — Material Control Cocktail 
Two parts SANFORD'S morning cheerfulness 
One port WEST'S shy manners 
Three parts FARKAS' bashfulness 
Squeeze in a half of GOODMAN'S serious- 
Add PAASKE'S lady-like manners to taste 

Garnish with JONES' faith in humanity 

Caution: Only one per person. 

P.S. Really will miss you all. 



A Star Is Born: A certain seat in Material 
Control was vacant recently while its usual 
occupant was pacing the fifth floor of the 
Mercy Hospital. Perspiration was pouring 
from his brow, anxiety was seen in his eyes, 
his chest was protruding, a satisfied smile 
was on his lips. What it would be, was on 

his mind, a boy, a girl, or no, not 

that — I don't think there is Canadian blood 
in the family. A quick look at his watch, 
another cup of black coffee, and then a 
thought "Boy, I wouldn't go through this 
again for anything. " And then in a twinkle 
of on eye, it happened — the nurse stuck 
her head out the door and said "MR. ALL- 
RED you are the proud father of a 

pause 7 lb. 9 oz. baby boy. What a 

relief to PRICE and the rest of us as little 
Richard Price Allred entered the world and 
joined Material Control. We're glad we don't 
hove to go through with this ordeal with all 
new employees, eh Price? (Congratulations 
Papa Allred) 

We Liked It That Way: Congratulations 
are in order for MARGE WEST and PEGGY 

PAASKE for their fine performance and 
singing in "We Liked It This Way." It was a 
swell show, girls, and lived up to it's name 
from beginning to end as we all certainly 
liked it that way. Who would hove thought 
that we hod professional actresses in our 

Farewells and Goodbyes: Material Control 
Employees recently extended farewells to 
three swell personalities who we hated to 
lose: MARGARET BURROUGHS (Peggy) of 
the Government Reports Group, who retired 
to domestic life and raising a family (Let 
us know Peggy if it's a boy or a girl) PAT 
LINDGREN, of the Bill of Material Group, 
who left Ryan to join her husband as he re- 
cently returned from overseas. Pat's pleas- 
ing personality and jolly disposition have 
been greatly missed. 

HOWARD ULBERG, former Supervisor of 
Reports & Statistics Group, for the past two 
and a half years, transferred from this de- 
partment to Ryan's Engineering Laboratory 
(Good luck, Howard, and be careful when 
mixing those chemicals and elixers as the 
Lab is located under this department) . 

News & Flashes from 2nd Shift by ELIZA- 

HARRY HOLTHUSEN, former night Su- 
pervisor, visited us recently in his new Ma- 
rine uniform and told of six easy ways to 
become a Marine. He looked like o million 
and we'd swear that he gained weight and 
grew six inches in height. Good luck, Harry, 
on land or sea. 

A hearty welcome is extended to the 
following new swing-shifters: 

JOHN THOMSON of the Steel Group 
MIRALDA FIDELL of the Aluminum 

J. D. CLAFLIN of Reports & Statistics 
JUNE GROGAN, General Clerk transfer- 
red from Tucson 

BILL GUERIN, of Purchased Ports Group, 
who worked formerly on the day shift for 
R. S. SMITH, Supervisor of Manifold Mate- 
rial Control. 

We were sorry to lose CARL HOPKINS to 
the day shift but we do wish Carl luck in 
his new responsible job working under A. 

A letter has been received from on old 
friend, DWIGHT LAMM, sending his best 
regards to his friends here at Ryon. He also 
said the fishing has been great and is look- 
ing forward to the pheasant season which 
will be opening soon. (Do we envy him right 
now) . 

The Aluminum Group has been bright- 
ened up lately by those blazing colors worn 
by FLEMMING and BALL. (Lovely to look 
at, but hard on the eyes) . 

Congratulations ore in order for BOB 
CHILDS as he recently was on the receiving 
end of a bright and shining three-year pin. 
(That's our boy) . 

Harold W. Hasenbeck, right, recently appointed Supervisor of Engineering Laboratories, 
consulting with Hayden S. Gordon, seated. Assistant Chief of Development in Charge 
of Research; Howard M. Ulberg, left, newly appointed Coordinator — Laboratories, 
who will assist with the administrative detail associated with the operations of the 
Laborotories; and J. W. Bordon, center, of Engineering who will serve in on advisory 
capacity in connection with the Structural Test work undertaken by the Laboratories. 

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Virginia Pixley 




If anyone happened to see a curvacious 
blonde in canary yellow slacks floating about 
three feet above the floor, it was AMY 
STEVENS who finally got her Stevie home 
from overseas. They had been married just 
one month when he had to leave her, and 
now after two and a half years of separa- 
tion, you can imogine how Amy feels. She 
has watched every ship come into the har- 
bor and has been disappointed so many 
times, but now her husband is back and all 
those lonely days are over with for good. 
At least we all certainly hope so for her sake. 
She says her Stevie is just the same, but 
we'll say our Amy is different. She has al- 
ways been outstanding for her cheery smile 
and wonderful good nature, but you should 
see her now! Amy is going on a leave of 
absence and we hope she decides to return 

to us because she's our chief morale boost- 
er and we need her. 

By this time everyone surely has seen 
the flashing diamond on JOAN HARVEY'S 
finger. PAT CARTER presented it to her, of 
course, and we all wish them our heartiest 

BOB CLOSE certainly was the typical new 
father but on the day before he was to pick 
up his wife and new little daughter, he got 
in the way of some metal drawings and 
they crashed on his leg and cut it up pretty 
badly. Haven't heard how he is getting 
along as yet but from the way he acted over 
being a new papa, we doubt if he even 
knows he got knocked down, let alone what 
hit him! Congratulations foi the baby and 
condolances for the accident. Hope every- 
thing is O.K. now. 

Slim Coat's column is always just tops, 
but I think he will be happy to know that 
it also does a lot of good. Van Sicklin says 
his wife always used to buy little fancy, 
but useless ashtrays until she read his col- 
umn pertaining to such knick-knacks, and 
maybe you think Van isn't grateful. He 
came home one evening and found a very 
practical, deep, he-man ashtray staring him 
in the face. Then Dorothy Van Sicklin read 
another column which dealt with ridiculing 
women who always served something pa- 

Mortha Cox, left, of Janitor Service proudly shows some Japanese trophies sent to her 
by her son, Pvt. Whitie E. Cox., to Bessie Corswell, leadmon in the same deportment. 
The Japanese items in the picture include chopsticks, a fan painted with the rising 
sun, postcards, cigarettes, a horn spoon, tooth brush, Japanese currency, belt buckle, 
baskets, pencils and knives. Mrs. Cox has been working at Ryon since January of 
this year. "My son enlisted in the Army four years ago and was in the South Pacific 
during the Pearl Harbor bombing. I also have another son, Claude, who is in the Navy." 

thetically done and apologized for it as 
though that would help any. Dot decided 
never to apologize again but almost broke 
down shortly after her resolution when she 
made a double-layer chocolate cake for a 
friend's birthday and the two layers togeth- 
er were about the width of the proverbial 
flat pancake. She didn't apologize, however, 
and we don't think she should have anyway 
OS the thought was as beautiful as her cakes 
usually ore. Keep up the good work. Slim. 
How obout on article sometime on how a 
husband should help his wife with the dishes 
especially if she works at Ryan. My husband 
just can't see it my way. We women workers 
would appreciate it very much and all you've 
got to lose for writing about it are your male 

Unless something very unusual happens, 
we're going to lose TOM HEARNE from 
Standards and Materials, and JOHN 
MUCHEMORE from Structures as they are 
I A. (Isn't this column getting gruesome!!) 

BILL HAYS got tired of watching Bur- 
geson and Lotto rolling their own cigarettes 
because of the shortage and so he brought 
down one of those pre-war little machines 
that helps you turn out a professional job. 
Bill is thinking of charging one cent per fag 
and expects to clean up o cool million. We 
think his prices ore encouraging inflation 
and would much rather smoke a hand-rolled 
job even if it does look more like a tomole 
than cigarette. 

A very stupendous occasion which just 
missed lost month's Flying Reporter was 
when IRVING DICKENS passed out — not 
cigars because he had just become a father, 
but cigarettes because his dog hod just be- 
come a mother. Pretty cute idea of Irv's and 
it gave everyone a good laugh along with 
the free cigarette. 

HELEN YOUNG is now on her hard- 
earned vocation and we hope she is having 
the swell luxurious restful existence she so 
richly deserves. Helen was quite the prim 
little schoolteacher when she came to Ryan 
over a year ago, but after associating with 
the Structures Department she has now got- 
ten hep and in the groove as Helen herself 
would now express it. She never would touch 
a thing to eat between meals, and slang was 
unheard of in her excellent vocabulary. Now 
she is a habitual peanut muncher and she 
claims Fronkie Sinatra sends her "out of 
this world." She seemed to have a hard 
time at first taking the kidding that all the 
members of this department bond out so 
generously, but now she's three jumps ahead 
of them all the time and believe me, they 
have trouble keeping up with her. We like 
the new Helen a lot better than the first one 
we hod and we hope she has a swell vaca- 
tion and comes back "on the beam." 

Ice cream bars to COYE SLIGH, CARO- 
CLARISSA RIDDLE who make up the best 
dog-goned steno pool a department ever 

We've got a new system for answering 
letters from LLOYD LOOMER, RALPH DAR- 
LING, etc., who are now in the Armed 
Forces. We pass around the letters we re- 
ceive from them, attached to blank sheets 
of paper and each person who reads their 
letters, jots down a note as it's fresh in his 
mind. It works just dandy folks, and keeps 
our boys from being too lonesome. 

In case anyone asks what kind of a noise 
annoys an oyster — just tell 'em that a noisy 
noise annoys an oyster. PETER VANDER- 
SLOOT'S little daughter, Karen, taught that 
to him. 

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iFlashes From Fuselage 

by Bettie Murren 

Gee! Three Generations 

As I've missed the last two issues, some 
of this news may be a little old, but it's 
still news of our people in Fuselage and of 
course good news never gets too old. Just 
a feeble excuse. I did have a very good 
reason for missing the first, the very best, 
but on the second issue all I can say is I 
forgot, so now that the apology is over, 
on with the gossip. 

ELINOR DANYLUK returned to her home 
in Minnesota to be with her mother, who 
is in ill health. We all hope she will be 
able to return soon as we miss her sunny 

SARINE VAN DERMARK has re-enlist- 
ed in the WACS. She has a wonderful op- 
portunity for training as an X-ray tech- 
nician. She has left for training in Georgia 
and hopes to go overseas in about four 

We're bidding farewell to some of our 
schoolboys, too, namely, BILL DAWSON, 
son played on the Ryan Softball team and 
was quite good, too, from all reports. He 
will continue in sports in high school. Ron- 
ald Makinson will be going to Virginia with 
his parents where his father has been trans- 
ferred by the navy. To all of them we say 
"the best of everything." They have done 
a good job and we all know what summer 
vacation means to 1 6-year-olds. 

We extend our best wishes to our fore- 
TON, on the celebration of their fourth 
wedding anniversary. They spent a short 
vocation in L. A. 

The Department welcomes some new- 
comers, too. Some came from the school 
in Balboa Park and others from other air- 

TOMMY GARRETT has left for the army 
and Fuselage bade him goodbye at a beach 
party. Everyone tells me they had a swell 
time, sorry I missed it. Mary tells me Tommy 
is in Washington in the Engineer Corps. I 
know Tommy would enjoy hearing from all 
his friends at Ryan and here is a tip — you 
can get his address from Mary in Dept. 10. 

GLENN LOCKWOOD transferred from 
second shift to take Tommy's place as lead- 
man. Hope he doesn't mind that getting 
up so early because we're certainly putting 
out the WELCOME mot for him. 

Did you see EDDIE and MRS. CARVAJAL 
dance in the Ryan Revue? Of course you did, 
but we are real proud of them and this 
IS just a way of telling you Fuselage hod 
their tag on them. 

SCOTTY GALLEN'S son, Jackie, a for- 
mer Ryonite, is now in the Merchant Ma- 
rine and is seeing service on the Thomas 

MARY UNDERWOOD is very proud of her 
boy, too. He graduates from Army Air Force 
training this month and will be awarded 
his wings and commission. 

'Twould appear they're happy about the whole thing, and why not? You'll ogree 
that three generations working at one place is a bit unusual. John H. Gee, left, father 
of Al, decided to leave Nebraska and come to Son Diego to help in the war effort. 
He's been in the Shipping Department for nearly a year now and plans on working 
here for the duration. Al Gee, center, is well known to oil Ryonites as our genial 
Chief of Plont Production. Douglas Gee, right, Al's 17-year-old son, worked in the 
Welding Department during school vacation and left recently to resume his studies 
as a Senior at La Jolla High School. Guess this just goes to show thot Ryan is one 
big happy family. 

DOROTHY NOONER'S son just gradu- 
ated also and has gone on to further train- 
ing in the Air Forces. These mothers are all 
very proud of their boys and we're here to 
say congratulations on having such swell 

GLEN LOVELADY spent his vacation up 
north in the valley. Came back very tired, 
but said they really hod on enjoyable trip 
and that it was good and hot. Glen and 
Mrs. Lovelody hove had the pleasure of a 
visit from Glen's cousin. Chief Radioman 
Mike Lovelody, who just returned from duty 

VIOLA DRISCOL was very happy on her 
birthday. Her husband may be right on the 
firing line, but he wired her birthday greet- 
ings from France. 

ROSALIE SALAZAR is now 21. Saturday 
the ninth was her birthday. We wanted to 
paddle her, but we took pity on her and 
didn't, just wished her happiness. Funny, 
she still looks 18. 

MAY RICHARDSON is all thrilled about 
moving into their new home. I think it's 
about ready for occupancy. 

You should've seen BETTY NEELEY when 
she received the Air Medal awarded her 
husband, Staff Sgt. Bud Neely, for distin- 
guished service. She had his picture here, 
too. You know, folks, I don't believe Bettv 
minds at all "taking orders from a sergeant." 
Not if I read her smile and her eyes right. 

So long till next issue and hope this all 
has been news to you. 

— 23 — 

The sweet-voiced announcer you heor 
over the public address system during 
the second shift lunch periods is Doro- 
thy Robbins of Tool Control. 

Manifold Dispatching 

by Ben Smith 

This is being written Sunday night, Sep- 
tember 10th, beating that darned "dead- 
line" In a photo finish. This entire day I 
have spent at the plant, watching a fine 
bunch of huskies turning out some special 
work they have been asked to do. Could 
some of those skeptics who write and talk 
of letdown In war work, hove seen BILL 
WITZ on the job In Pre-jig area today, a 
lot of their doubts would have been dis- 
pelled. JUNE EDWARDS looked after the 
schedules and kept the production line mov- 
ing, while LELAND LeFEBURE shuffled the 
putt-putt bock and forth, moving materials 
and packing boxes. Asked about the broad 
smile he wore, Leiand explained that he Is 
the proud father of a new boy. 

That dependable old Texan, JOHN 
OAKES, had a justifying reason for not be- 
ing with us today. It was his only chance 
to spend a day with his son, home on fur- 
lough from long fighting in the Southwest 

Others of our department could be seen 
throughout the plant. As to how much work 
they did, I cannot say of my own knowl- 
edge, but let's give them the full credit 
and take it for granted they were not there 
just for the fun of it. 

To fill the vacancy occurring when 
CLAIRE PERKINS found it necessary to leave 
for her Idaho home, LOUISE POWELL has 
taken over the stenographic and clerical 
work in Manifold Dispatching office. By 
the cheerful and efficient manner in which 
she is doing the job, she is fast endearing 
herself to all of us. 

If you sometimes wonder at the smooth 
manner in which "KEN" KENWORTHY 
gets by with his follow-up work through 
the various departments, perhaps it is ex- 
plained by his having spent many years 
in a political position in the county engi- 
neering office in Kansas. Experience, even 
in politics, makes for proficiency, you know. 

RUTH DAUGHERTY, day shift dispatch- 
er in Pre-jig, has been absent because of 
illness for several days. LARRY LYNCH has 
stepped into the breach ond is cheerfully 
carrying the added burden and doing a 
nice job. Thanks, Larry, and we all join 
you in hoping for Ruth's early return. 

Should you meet CHARLIE WELDEN com- 
ing into the plant for second shift, I'll lay 
you odds that you can get him to talk a 
little politics. Should you not core for that, 
by handling the matter just right, you might 
get him to put in a "plug" for San Diego 
and Southern California. 

TY SATTERFIELD is just another farm- 
er at heart. He talks of how nice it will be, 
when peace returns to our nation, to build 
a little rural home and raise chickens, fruit 
and vegetables. 

At breakfast in the Cafeteria area the 
other morning, JOE McCOY reminisced about 
his former haberdashery business in Akron, 
Ohio, and spoke longingly of the time when 
this war will be ended. But methinks it 
doubtful that Joe will leave California to 
return to Akron. 

A recent letter from JERRY RYAN our 
former columnist now in the army, tells all 

about his interesting work in the Physical 
Training department. He sends "kind 
thoughts to all the boys and girls" at Ryan. 
You who knew and liked Jerry, take time 
to write him, at Physical Training Depart- 
ment, ATB, Camp Bradford, NOB, Norfolk, 
I 1, Virginia. One of his brothers was killed 
in action and another seriously wounded 
in June of this year. Let's all hit the line 
hard and hasten the end of this war. 

In the Jig area, ONITA ENGEL and 
JOYCE DONALDSON are doing a swell job, 
so pleasantly and cheerfully that it is al- 
ways good to stop by when the shifts ore 
changing for a word with them. 

BOB JONES, our guest writer for last 
issue, is now taking that well-earned vaca- 
tion. Must have been that CARL HUTCH- 
INGS talked so enthusiastically about his 
vocation that he sold Bob on the idea. 

JOE FEILER has transferred his activities 
from Tack and Trim to Drop Hammer, but 
was back at the old stand tonight helping 
"SARGE" CONWAY handle the job there. 

RALPH FLANDERS is going to be away 
for a few days, starting tomorrow. Make 
it snappy, Ralph, for we don't wont to be 
too long without your protection from that 
second "Simon Legree," HAP. 

On the third shift, the three musketeers, 
BELL are still doing the job and keeping 
them rolling. Strange as it may seem to 
day workers, those fellows seem to enjoy 
that shift and are always ready with a 
hearty greeting and a broad smile, when 
the day shifters come to take over. 

DON MARON, who has been doing second 
shift work in the Tail Pipe area, has now 
transferred to the first shift. Don is taking 
over as our transportation expert in all 
Pre-jig areas and is doing a swell job of 
keeping material and par^s in their right 
places. All Pre-jig workers welcome you, 

Methods Engineering 

by J. B. Williams 

Jimmy Bryan of the Fuselage Depart- 
ment has been on the job for 21 months 
and nary absent a day. That's what 
we call a good record, Jimmy. 

— 24 — 

Immediately after work on Saturday, Sep- 
tember 2, cars were loaded with all the 
refreshments and eats necessary for a beach 
party, which was held near Ocean Beach pier. 
Upon arriving, we determined o good loca- 
tion and proceeded to drive one of the 
heavily loaded cars down into the sand, after 
which on enjoyable two hours were spent in 
trying to remove the car to a sound footing. 
At least we were thankful that we hod tried 
the experiment with only one car. 

Several huge bonfires started the festiv- 
ities with weinie roasts, and the appetites 
certainly indicated the food was excellent. 

But that is not oil the fun. The evening 
was permeated with songs and dancing, espe- 
cially as night fell upon the group. They 
gathered around the fires and song oil the 
old and new songs in a typical "Community 
Sing," blending their voices in a grand array 
of harmony that would cause many opera 
choruses to bow their heads in shame. Many 
played games of all sorts, some enjoyed 
swimming, while others had a lot of fun 
wading in the water. 

As the evening drew to a close, all the 
people felt they hod hod a wonderful time 
and gave a vote of thanks to everyone who 
contributed to the gala affair hoping our 
next party comes soon. 


The Methods Engineering Deportment 
welcomes into its organization: 

Time Study Clerical Section: 

Tennie Alexander 

Marjic Love 

Beryl Allman 

Virginia Syers 

Mary Bilben 

Mary Metz 

Freida Finney 

Shirley Bracket 
Procedures Section: 

John Vought 

Clif Muzzy 

Louise Knobel 
Department Clerk: 

Sharon Thompson (Welcome back!) 
Production Methods Section; 

Ed Bascom 

Bill Wilson 

Josephine Hermanns 

Howord Stonecipher 

Jean Holmes 

Glynn Shaffer 
Time Study Section: 

Dorothy French 

Frank Sleeper 

We regret to announce the serious illness 
of our co-worker ond Standards Section su- 
pervisor, O. E. McCRAY. We wish him a 
speedy recovery and his return to us as soon 
OS his health permits. 

We regret the temporary loss of our 
esteemed co-worker, DOTTIE DUNSTON, 
who is our department columnist for Flying 
Reporter. Sudden illness compelled her to 
take leove of absence, and until she re- 
gains her health, we will miss her kind and 
gentle encouragement that is a shining guide 
in helping others. 


No. 5 
No. 7- 

Marjorie Steverding 

Marjorie Bolas (On vacation) 

Many of our Inspectors are on vocations 
or getting ready to go. MARJORIE BOLAS 
is at Lal<e Arrowhead and promised to send 
back her notes from that well-known va- 
cation ground. We understand when one 
gets away from the usual routine that one's 
mind is not prone to dwell on more serious 
matters. No hard feelings Margie, for you 
have always come through faithfully. We 
would like to hear about vacation highlights. 

CRIB No. 3 — J. R. KENNEDY is now 
teaching at San Diego High School halftime 
and working in Crib No. 3 the remaining 
works hours in the day. 

Leadmon JIM RING is back from his va- 
cation and during that time he moved into 
a new home in La Mesa. More power to you, 
Jim. Do you know of any more new homes? 

CARMACK BERRYMAN, an employee of 
Ryan for four years has recently accepted 
a coaching job at Pacific Beach Junior High 
School. He has coached winning teams here 
at the plant and has been a first ranking 
champion in tennis, baseball and many oth- 
er company sports. Magnetic Inspection has 
lost a capable leadmon, but our teaching 
field is also badly in need of good coaches. 
Good luck to you. Coach Berrymon. 


CLARE SKINNER has added barbering to 
her other accomplishments as she cut her 
little girl's pretty curls off the other day and 
claims she did a good job at that. 

A new and good worker is KAY TRUAX, 
even if she is only as big as a pint of cider. 

We ore all going to miss ELENORE 
BLACK around here as she is leaving for 
Long Beach. 

BERNICE PENSE is certainly o tireless 
worker who does her share and more, help- 
ing in this war effort. 

GERTRUDE GALL loves her work and 
doesn't core who knows it. 

RODNEY RAILSBACK is such a hot 
papa, he carries ice around to keep cool. 
P.S. Don't shake hands with him or you'll 
know what I mean. 

MARY ANN FORNES is still complaining 
about those "butterflies." I think they ore 

PAPPY GRIMES' tomato plants are get- 
ting bigger and taller every day and the 
samples he brings us ore really delicious. 

We are all glad to see MARIAN PAPINI, 
and her hubby back from their well-earned 

IRENE JUENGAR has that for away look 
in here eye these days. That Navy boy I 

Capt. C. 1. Helber 
Hssumes neui Post 

Captain C. L. Helber, newly-appointed 
Navy Bureau of Aeronautics Representative 
for the Son Diego area is no newcomer to 
the aviation field as his post 17 years have 
been concentrated on aeronautics. 

Captain Helber replaces Captain C. M. 
Huntington who recently left for Phila- 
delphia, Pa., where he will be manager of 
the naval aircraft factory. 

The Annapolis graduating doss of 1922 
was the one from which Captain Helber 
started on his Naval career. His aeronautical 
background began with flight training at 
Pensocolo, Flo., followed by I 1 years in the 
Navy Aircraft factory yards at Philadelphia, 
a year and o half aboard the U.S.S. Lexing- 
ton and five years in the Bureau of Aero- 
nautics at Washington, D. C. 

Lt. Comdr. R. O. Deitzer, Bureau of 
Aeronautics Resident Representative here 
at Ryan served with Captain Helber on the 
gallant U.S.S. Lexington, the carrier sunk by 
the Japs in the South Pacific. 

sow her with at the Rendezvous Room may 
have something to do with it. 

I made the pleasant discovery attending 
the Ryan Show at Russ Auditorium lost Sat- 
urday nite, that we have some wonderful 
talent here in our midst. I think all of us 
who sow it will agree that BETTY STURTE- 
VANT'S Hawaiian Dance was really a work 
of art, but she should know quite a bit about 
rhythm having spent over 5 years on the 
Islands. Also MAYDALENE RUHNOUS and 
her Drum dance was really super. I hope a 
talent scout was in the audience. 

LARRY ANDERSON will be bock with us 
(we hope I by the time this issue is out al- 
tho the night shift is sure trying hard to lure 
him away from us. 

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Shipping Notes 
and Quotes 

by Betty Jane Christenson 

Addifions — How fortunate we are in hav- 
ing four such splendid new members added 
to our department. First we hove CHARLES 
PETTY, a toll, handsome lad who just grad- 
uated from a high school in Los Angeles 
where he spent the last year and a half. 
Originally he is from Fort Worth, Texas, 
and his ambition is to become an eye, ear, 
nose and throat specialist. From his appear- 
ance we believe he would moke a very be- 
commg doctor. Second, we introduce DORIS 
ANNE MOORE with that strong Texas ac- 
cent — really solid! She is from Lockhart, 
Texas, and her reason for being here isn't 
exactly original. She came to San Diego 
seven months ago to be with her husband, 
who is a corpsman in the Naval Hospital. 
Third, we hove RUTH LANGE, a real city 
girl since she is from Chicago, and has 
spent a great deal of her time in New York. 
Her husband, a navy man, is in Amphibious 
training at Coronado. 

Our fourth newcomer is Inspector FRAN- 
CES KLITSCH from Mason City, Iowa. Any- 
one else around here from there? Maybe 
you can get together and swap yarns about 
the home state. Her husband works right 
here at Ryan in the laboratories. Isn't she 
lucky gal? Our other inspector, MAYDA- 
LENE RUHNOW, is taking a two-weeks 
leave and upon her return will be checking 
into a new deportment. We consider this 
quite a loss and will miss her cheery smile 
and gay personality! Here's hoping ELEA- 
NOR DUCHENE will be with us soon. EIpc- 
nor has been absent due to ill health and 
we wont her to get well and stay that way 
because the road to health is the road to 

Vacations — The captain of our crew in 
Shipping, TOMMY GETZ, took his week's 
withdrawal from plant routine during the 
first week of September. We hope he was 
different from the ordinary vacationer and 
really took full advantage of the opportun- 
ity to relax. DORACE WEST, we discovered 
to our dismay, come bock to the plant to 
rest up after her vocation. It seems her am- 
bitious nature overpowered and inspired her 
to varnish the kitchen and bathroom floors 
of her home. 

The bowling Shipperettes hove a new 
name! The team now consists of four girls 
and one fellow so they coll it "Shipping 
Spares." There is ERNESTINE LAWSON, 
VIEVE LATTMAN (Jack's wife, who from 
all reports, is very nice and loads of fun!) 
and CHARLES PAXTON (the Cafeteria 
Plaza ice cream "salesman"). Credit for 
the clever title goes to our quick-witted 
friend PAUL ERASER. 

Time out here to give a certain quiet, 
hard-working girl a pot on the bock. She 
faithfully enters the plant each morning 
with the same purpose in mind — to accom- 
plish OS much that day as she possibly can. 
She works alone most of the time, packing 
steadily and neatly. It's a privilege to have 
such a fine worker among us. You all know 
who it is — Miss MILLY BORNSCHEIN. Our 
hats off to you, Milly! 


Recreational Director, Paul Ted ford 


By the time this issue of the Flying Re- 
porter greets the public, Ryan participation 
in Softball will practically be over for the 
year. For most of the leagues in the Asso- 
ciation will have completed their schedules 
and championship playoffs should be out 
of the way. 

As this article goes to press, the keenest 
Ryan interest lies in the fate of Newall 
Carlton's All-Stars of the A league, who 
are battling for the championship of their 
loop. Winners of the first round of play, 
the All-Stars dropped their first of the two- 
out-of-three playoff games with the Fire 
Dept., second round winners. The score was 
6 to 4, and it is our opinion that a little 
better orbiting would have resulted in a 
win for Carlton's boys. The All-Stars had 
the bases clogged in the ninth and only 
one out, when on umpire's ruling resulted in 
a game-ending double play, on just about 
the most dubious play we have ever wit- 

The All-Stars are after the next two 
games, however, and may well bring home 
the bacon behind Speedy Cole's twirling. 

Ryan Tooling, Ryan Receiving and Ryan 
Shipping teams are all playing good ball in 
the other loops and have two or three games 
left before winding up the season. 

Joe Woggner has concluded one of the 
finest Softball seasons as helmsman of the 
Nite Shift club. Winning 30 out of 38 con- 
tests, the Nite Shift softballers are turning 
to baseball as the winter Nite Shift league 
starts play very shortly. 


neyed to the San Diego Country Club and 
came off with the honors in a tight battle 
with Solar golfers. This was a handicap 
match play tourney and the final score 
showed 1 3 points for Ryan as against 1 1 
points for Solar. 

September 1 7 saw the windup of the Ryan 
summer 72-hole handicap tournament with 
nearly 40 golfers entered. Results will be 
forthcoming in the next issue of this maga- 

GbH nenii 

M. M. Clancy, commissioner of Ryan golf, 
has an active season ahead lined up for 
the wielders of mashie and niblick at Ryan. 
The big news of the moment is that a huge 
Aircraft Match Play Tourney is scheduled 
for the end of this month or the first of 
October. This is to be open to all aircraft 
workers with an expected entry of some 
300 players from the various aircraft plants. 

War Bonds and War Stamps will be the 
awards to the winners in this handicap 
event. Qualifying rounds will be carded at 
La Jolla and La Mesa with the grand fi- 
nals at Chula Vista. This is open to all golf- 
ers here at Ryan, and they should contact 
M. M. Clancy for entry in the tourney. 

Sundoy, Sept. 24, will see a strong field 
of Ryan tee artists doing battle, for two 
matches have been arranged for this dote. 
At Chula Vista on eight-man all-star team 
will play return dote with the men of 
Rohr. This will be match ploy. A team of 
Ryan golfers with 20 to 30 handicaps will 
do battle on the same day with a team 
from Solar. 

On August 27, Clancy and his boys jour- 

Sport Chatter 

It's good news that's forthcoming from 
ROY CUNNINGHAM, commissioner of ping 
pong who, following a meeting with a 
tournament committee last week, tells of 
the table tennis tourney starting in Octo- 
ber. Divisions for both sexes and for the 
top-flight player and the novice will mean 
plenty of keen rivalry for the different 
classes. You'll have plenty of entries, Roy. 

As announced over the P. A. system, en- 
tries for the Tenth Annual Horse Show and 

Gymkhana of the La Jolla Bridle Paths Assn. 
must be turned into Employee Service before 
Sept. 24th. It looks like a most successful 
event, and wouldn't it be nice if Ryan horses 
and owners walked off with some of the 

We're glod to see so many swingshifters 
soaring over the glassy surface of the 
Glacier Gardens every Monday and Wednes- 
day from midnight to 3:30 a. m. The skat- 
ing parties on these days are exclusively 
for swingshifters, and whether or not you 
have your own skates, new recruits are most 
welcome to these sessions. So, get in the 
swing and join the fun. 

Just a note to all Ryan employees. What- 
ever your interest along any line of recrea- 
tion, be it on active or passive sport or 
hobby, be sure and drop in to Employee 
Service and see Paul Tedford. This depart- 
ment wonts to place everyone interested in 
anything in some organized group. If no 
group has been organized in your activity 
yet, it con be if you make your interest 

Ten good men and true . . . the Ryan All-Star Softball team, first-round winners 
of the Industrial A. League who line-up for the camera man prior to doing battle 
with the Fire Department for championship honors. Rear row, I to r: Art Dewar, 
Speedy Cole, Johnny Reese, Bill Reese, Joe Love. Front row, I to r: Sammy Gilbert, 
C. B. Curtis, Olie Olson, Terry Kelt, and Lou Dunfee. Missing from the group is 
Newall Carlton, peerless pilot of the All-Stars. 

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Jigs and FiKtures 

After 1 8 weeks of friendly rivalry, much- 
enjoyed sociability, and good-notured ban- 
ter, the Ryan Summer Bowling League drew 
to a close September 7th. Unofficial figures 
released after the final match reveal the 
Jigs and Fixtures as champions just nosing 
out the Contract Engineers, who ended up 
in second place followed closely by the Tail 
Winds and Wood Shop Fives. 

Horry Graham captained the winning 
team, the members of which were Bill Dany- 
luk. Art Behm, Charlie Rice, and Clif Hay- 
worth. Bill Berry was the leader of the sec- 
ond place Contract Engineers. 

Prize winners for high team and individ- 
ual honors have not as yet been announced, 
but will appear in the next Flying Reporter. 

Here's how they finished: 

Won Lost 

Jigs and Fixtures 55 21 

Contract Engineers 54 22 

Toil Winds 51 25 

Wood Shop 49 27 

Putt Putts 48 28 

Shipping 46 30 

Plant Engineers 45 31 

Maintenance 44 32 

Tool Room 43 33 

Pin Topplers 43 33 

Experimental 42 34 

Laboratory 41 35 

Production Control 38 38 

Pin Savers 33 43 

Macs 30 46 

Low L Q 28 48 

Flight Test 20 56 

Shipperettes 19 57 

Live Five 18 58 

Manifold Engineering 13 63 

The Score Board 

The Ryan All-Stars played their best ball 
of the season at Golden Hills before a large 
crowd on Sunday, September 3, when aided 
by the excellent pitching performance of 
Erv Marlett, the Club defeated the strong 
ABG-2 nine (winners of the Summer 
League) by a score of 3 to 1 . 

The Ryan All-Stars, with Bill Billings at 
the helm, aren't fooling in this the third 
round of the County Manager's Baseball 
Association play. They figure that there's 
only one place with which to be satisfied 
and that's the top spot. 

The first game in this round, on Sunday, 
Sept. 10, saw Bill send his ace right-hander, 
Erv Marlette, to the mound against the Navy 
Field All-Stars, and this smart elbower 
twirled his best game of the year, and won, 
5 to 1. 

Marlette struck out six men in the first 
two innings and racked up a total of 18 
strikeouts as he allowed but two scratch 
hits and one other solid single while his 
teammates were gleaning seven hits and 
five tallies over the route. The big right- 
hander had a no-hitter through the sixth 

Playing nearly flawless ball, the All-Stars 
missed no scoring opportunities, and cashed 
in on every bit of Bill's canny strategy. Jack 
Marlette and Jack Billings were the offen- 
sive stars of the day, while Outfielder Pat- 
terson crossed the platter on three occa- 
sions, racking up three sack thefts in the 

The All-Stars will be the team to beat 
in this round of ploy, and ore playing the 
type of ball that is deserving plenty of sup- 
port from Ryan baseball fans. 

The San Diego County Managers Asso- 
ciation Sunday League, the schedule of 
which appears in the Sunday papers, has 
been organized with 10 good ball clubs en- 
tered, which will assure everyone of an oc- 

Lunch Time Exercise 

ceptable brand of baseball on Sunday after- 
noons. The Club has been strengthened con- 
siderably in the past five weeks by the addi- 
tion of such players as Bob Brown, UCLA 
star shortstop; Red Mathies, Naval Air Sta- 
tion; Johnny Carres of Engineering, whose 
hitting has been something to rave about; 
Mel Nanez, formerly with Bakersfield, and 
Paul Tedford, who is desperately trying to 
get into shape to assist the club in the 
pitching department. 


In a return match with the Rohr Air- 
craft Company, the Ryan Tennis team 
avenged a former defeat by losing but a 
single match while garnering a 6-1 win 
at the Municipal Courts, Sunday, Septem- 
ber 10. 

It was the farewell appearance for Car- 
mock Berryman and Howard Smith, who 
have been our Ryan team mainstays for 
some time. Berryman is now teaching at 
Pacific Beach Junior High, while also doing 
his turn on our night shift, and Howard 
Smith is completing his course at San Diego 
State College. Their loss will be greatly 
felt in future matches. 

Berryman displayed a brilliant array of 
shots in disposing of Howard Folsom, re- 
cent winner of the Industrial tournament. 
Smith played a fine and steady gome in 
turning back hard-hitting Paul Henneberg 
after a long tussle. Bill Baldwin and P. All- 
dred also won their matches. 

The Results: 

Berryman (Ry) defeated Folsom (Ro) 
6-4, 6-2. 

Smith (Ry) defeated Henneberg (Ro) 
6-4, 10-8. 

Baldwin (Ry) defeated Dogan (Ro) 6-1 

Alldred IRy) defeated Johnson (Ro) 7-5, 

Speed (Ro) defeated Alderson (Ry) 9-7, 


Smith and Berryman (Ry) defeated Fol- 
some and Henneberg (Ro) 6-1, 6-4. 

Alldred and Garinger (Ry) defeated Pa- 
gan and Johnson (Ro) 9-7, 6-2. 

— Bill Baldwin. 


One of the most popular and certainly the best patronized sports on our recreational 
program is ping pong. Here, we see a typical lunch-period bit of rivalry on the six 
fine tables beside the fire-station. More employees enjoy this sport than any other 
at Ryan, and rivalries are many and keen — and exercise plenty! 

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Team In Tourney 

Ryan has a team entered in the National 
Telegraphic Bowling Tournament to be 
rolled September 30th. Trophies in this 
nation-wide event will be awarded winning 
teams and to bowlers rolling the high indi- 
vidual scores. 

Bowlers representing Ryan include Jim 
Key, Cliff Baker, Ed Sly, Charlie LeClaire 
and Carl Hutter, with W. C. Durant as alter- 

PitcKer Orvcl Hall of the Ryan Shippers, newest addition in the Industrial League 
Softball, not only twills well — this shot caught Hall booming a double to left. 

Winter Leagues Off 

Wow — clear the lanes for strong men and 
pretty girls from the Ryan Co. The winter 
bowling season sees leagues galore sprout- 
ing out on every side. A quick glance at the 
coming season shows the following; 

No less than 28 teams will face the foul 
line every Tuesday night at the Tower bowl 
from now through March 13, 1945, in the 
Ryan Winter Mixed Bowling League. This 
league comprises 1 68 bowlers from the day 

The officers for the season include Lon 
Humphrey, president; Joe Love, vice presi- 
dent; Millie Merritt, secretary. 

At the Hillcrest alleys, an overflow of 
eight teams, nearly 50 bowlers, will fulfill 
the same schedule in an eight-team league. 

Two teams from the day shift will roll in 
the City Industrial League, as will one team 
from the night shift. At least one all-girls 
team is to roll in a newly-formed Girls' In- 
dustrial League. Two mixed-foursomes from 
the night shift are to roll in a new swing- 
shift league. 

Then, there's a 1 0-team Nite Shift League 
under way. 

From the day shift, we find the TRl 
league growing with leaps and bounds. Bowl- 
ing once a week at 4:45 p.m. at the Tower, 
this league has been made up of six three- 
man teams, but latest reports indicate that 
at least 16 trios will mace the pins through- 
out the winter. 

M. M. Clancy, bowling commissioner, 
Lon Humphrey, Jim Atwill, Glenn Miller and 
Millie Merritt ore all embroiled in the or- 
ganization of these various leagues and have 
done a bang-up job of getting things roll- 
ing (no pun) . 

pletion of the tourney which will be an elimi- 
nation event. 

Commissioner of ping pong, Roy Cun- 
ningham, is in charge of the tournament as- 
sisted by a committee comprised of Jim At- 
will, Don Wasser, Frank Finn, and Paul Ted- 

Complete rules of play and drawings will 
be posted both inside and outside the Fire 
Station prior to the opening date, October 1 . 

Table Tennis 

The heat will be on the ping pong tables 
starting October 1st as the Annual Table 
Tennis Tournament gets under way at Ryan. 
Entries will be received until September 25 
either in the Fire Station or at the Outside 
Activities Desk. Winners in the singles and 
doubles will be awarded trophies at the com- 

"You're working nice. Speedy, boy," 
soys Catcher Johnny Reese to the Ryan 
All-Star Club ace hurler. Speedy Cole. 
This star battery was snapped as the 
All-Star club battled the Fire Depart- 
ment recently for championship honors 
in the Industrial Softball A League. 
Speedy doesn't look very worried, does 

— 28 — 

One cannot realize the many changes 
that take place until they are away for 
a few days. . . . Looking over in General 
Accounting way . . I missed EILEEN EL- 
ROD . . sister JENNY HUTTON informed 
me she is convalescing in Chicago after a 
recent throat operation . . Eileen is just 
on leave, we will be seeing her sunny face 
again soon . . To those who would like to 
write, Eileen's address is: 

Miss Eileen EIrod 
1131 N Street 
Bedford, Indiana 

While Eileen is away we are happy to 
welcome CONNIE NIEHAUS who is render- 
ing her services to MR. HOFFMAN. . . . 
Connie, a bride of five months, is from In- 
dianapolis, Indiana . . . hubby is on Ensign 
in the Navy . . PAT EDWARDS from Traf- 
fic is bock after a two month sick leave . . 
welcome stranger! RUTH MITCHELL . . that 
pretty little blond in General Accounting . . 
has moved . . desk and all . . into Tabu- 
lating . . . RUTH WARD has joined the 
graveyard shift replacing FEROL REYNOLDS 
who left Tab to be with her husband in the 
service . . . BETTY SELLAR back from her 
vacation telling about the big fish they 
didn't catch . . seems they went down En- 
senado way . . deep sea fishing . . but as it 
turned out . . they went for a six-hour boat 
ride with a few spore minutes of fishing on 
the side. Soys Betty "There were fish in 
the ocean! Other people were bringing in 
the big ones . . but we settled for small 

Birthday Parties! Ah, yes . . 'twos CHAR- 
LIE GREENWOOD'S birthday August 26th 
. . he was the guest of honor at Tobulating's 
surprise party . . it seems they couldn't agree 
on the number of years so they settled for 
one large candle. 

Another birthday party honoring GEOR- 
GIA PURDY . . Accounts Payable night gals 
got together with a potluck supper . . 
EDITH KEEVER returned from her trip to 
Son Francisco looking very rested . . . Wel- 
come to RUTH JENNINGS. A/P Ruth is the 
niece of NANCY O'NEAL . . . Sorry to hear 
BEA AVANT is out . . we understand she 
is quite ill . . . Welcome to MARSHA B. 
STEINBRUECK in Accounts Receivable . . . 
Marsha is a bride of one month . . Hubby 
Bob works in Engineering . . . New in Time- 
keeping is ELIZABETH MAZE, fonnerly 
of Wisconsin . . Elizabeth took over MARIE 
METZ'S work . . . Marie transferred to 
Methods Engineering on second shift . . . 
Don't look now . . but MAE OWENS just 
walked in . . Mae left us in January to join 
her hubby in Son Francisco . . welcome to 
the old homestead! 

Socially speaking . . . we met VIOLA 
BUCK and ELLEN SCHRODER recently at 
the wedding of SARA MEHRER . . . although 
Sara is in Purchasing we feel she should be 
mentioned here for the benefit of all her 
Accounting friends ... we certainly wish 
you the best of everything in your new road 
of life. 

Notes From 



0. c 

. Hudson 

RALPH L. GEIST, our congenial metal 
fitter left suddenly to visit his mother "in 
dear old Kansas" — hence we have found 
few items of interest from our third shift 
folk. Ralph will be away for thirty days. 

Welcome back to the Dawn Shift, MAR- 
GIE BELLAH, from Manifold first shift, the 
"third time is the charm" — for us to have 
you back. JAMES W. CAMPBELL, arc weld- 
er, has come in from the second shift 
— and we are glad to welcome you bock, 

Speaking of new faces "RAGS" RAGS- 
DALE seems much perturbed this week. His 
Inspection Department block cot is proudly 
displaying her newly found kittens at his of- 
fice door. He soys he is now feeding two 

GEORGE "POP" SAYER, leodman of 
punch press, was surprised Tuesday morn- 
ing when G group of Small Ports Depart- 
ment workers gave him a birthday coke, 
mode by WILBERTA HOBB — nice going 
George. Congratulations! And JIMMIE Mc- 
MAHON has returned to dawn shift from 
second — but NOW as on inspector. Some 
more Congrats, old timer to you. 

JANET LORD has been transferred to 
Manifold Department inspection. Aren't we 
happy to see her smiling face at "midnight" 
when we say good morning. JAMEA PIZION 
of Inspection, left for her home in Michigan 
to see her mother who is ill. 

HELEN JAMES of Small Ports left last 
week for Philadelphia, Pa. to marry "the 
dear man" of her choice. Best wishes to 
you both. And MABLE QUARRY is to leave 
to visit Bob (husband I up at Camp Roberts, 
won't that be nice? Tell Bob "hello" for us. 

MARILYN HOLSTEAD, arc welder, is the 
proud mother of a fine baby daughter — 
name Karen Aliene, born August 26th. Best 
wishes to mom and pop. And there is cheer- 
ful BETTY KELLER of Timekeeping the only 
third shift worker who has more mileage 
to the square foot. We can't find any roller 
skates yet. Gee kiddie, you do cover a lot 
of the ground in your work each night 
throughout the plant. 

MR. EDWARDS of Mechanical Mointen- 
once has been ill the post week. We wish 
him quick recovery. 

WANDA WEBB, gas welder, has departed 
for first shift. Watch your step young lady, 
and don't get lost in that crowd. We shall 
miss you. 

FRANK L. WALSH, dawn shift Foreman, 
celebrated his 37th wedding anniversary 
yesterday (the 11th) at his Pacific Beach 
home, where the many old time friends 
dropped in and surprised Mrs. Walsh and 
him. May we not extend to you our warmest 

FRANCIS KING of Inspection hos been 
transferred to first shift. MARY KLINGEL 
of Indiana is a newcomer on Down Inspec- 
tion. L. LIGNOSKY is taking his vocation 
down "deep in the heart of Texas". Where 
those pecans grow. Yum-yum. 

Jimmy Dorsey, center, handing his baton to his old friend, Don D'Agostino, right of 
Tool Design and Planning. Don used to have a band in the East where he met Jimmy. 
Don has already started a Ryan band which we should be hearing in the near future. 

Whispers From 
Final Swingsters 

by U and Me 

are taking a little vacation over in Arizona 
before going back to school, send best wishes 
to all the bunch. 

CHARLES EVANS, that grand gentleman 
who helps keep house for us, hod o birthday. 
We all join in wishing "Casey," as some of 
us know him, a good year ahead with many 
more to come. 

It is good to have MILDRED CHILDRESS 
back with us. Does she know how to give 
parties for her husband! Everyone had a fine 

you bock. 

Wish we had some more fine fellows like 
HAMMY FEARS. Glad to hove you with us 
ole boy. 

MARY McDonald is home now and is 
just counting days when the Doctor will say, 
yes, to her returning. We are back of you 
with a lot of good wishes, Mary. 

Did you tell me right? That some over 
at the pork were homesick? Well we miss 
every one of you too, hold on it will not be 
so long now. 

Good to see KILLER KANE, nice to see 
him anytime. 

How is the smoothing business. Buz? 
Smoothie, eh? 

— 29 — 

That little lady with such a gentle little 
way about her and such pretty hair is 
BLANCHE HARDIN. Hope you have a long 
stoy with us here at Ryan. 

Wouldn't forget to welcome "TED" JA- 
COBS. He is a local boy that is out of the 
service after having been in active duty. 
Hope you will continue for some time with 
us and like your work. We ore proud of you 
and the way you take hold. 

What is that about DICK STONE maybe 
changing his bodge o bit. Hope so for you 
Dick. Dick wanted to see the Ryan show so 
much he took off on evening to attend. 
Did he praise the whole affair! It was 

So happy for some of you who have hod 
the pleasure of having your sons home on 
leave. The words, visit and leave, mean a 
lot to us these days. A girl said the other 
day she was going to get her teeth fixed 
while on her vocation as she wanted to look 
her best when her hubby returns. Reminds 
me of a joke — A dude and a hillbilly were 
both privates in the same barracks. One 
day the dude inspected his toilet kit, glanced 
at his neighbor and demanded, "Did you 
take my tooth paste?" "No I didn't take no 
tooth paste," came the answer, "I don't need 
no tooth paste. My teeth ain't loose." 

Just another thought in signing off this 
time. FRITZ KREISLER once said if we 
strive toward perfection of our art, we strive 
toward the perfection of our lives. That 
could apply to the smallest duties in life, 
even to the keeping of the work bench and 
tools orderly. An art itself. 

The Puddle Pushers 
On The Swing 

by Doris Williksen 

What ho! Another deadline! We missed 
the last one and so hope to double up on 
our news this time TALI A LAW- 
SON, ore welder on first shift, informed us 
that while her nice black Buick was parked 
out in front of the plant, someone stole the 
fender pants! However, she laughed very 
merrily saying, "It might have happened 
to me." . . . .Well, CARL STARRETT 
and ERNIE THAYER have traded shifts 
again. Incidentally Carl was recently given 
the Gold Production Award for one of his 
suggestions. Congratulations!! Now Ernie 
and Mrs. Thayer celebrated their 14th an- 
niversary last month and he was so anxious 
to get out of the plant that he left his weld- 
ing hood and gloves out — a rare thing for 
Ernie! By the way, femmes, Mr. Thayer says, 
"Men like women who work while at work." 
Just an idea I thought I'd pass along! . .. 
We heard the other day that JOHN B. TA- 
TUM is in the infantry at Little Rock, Ar- 
kansas. He marches 50 miles a day (!) but 
claims his biggest problem is the difficulty 
in getting acquainted with any women! — 
Don't you love it? ... . RUTH STANLEY 
is back on third shift, I hear. . . . MRS. 
BEN STEIGER has been on leave in Texar- 
kana, Arkansas. We hope she didn't find 
it too too hot. . . . JESSE MARTIN is 
so proud of his family! Recently his daugh- 
ter, "Pat," came to Ryan as a Production 
Checker and Jesse spent his rest period intro- 
dusing her to all of his friends. "Pat" is a 
lively young thing and has her dad's cute 
habit of "tch" out of one side of her mouth 
while one eye screws up. . . . Did you 
know that our popular BILL KUPILIK used 
to be a sailor? Mhm — Mhm!!!! . . .And 
so the Ryan Talent Show has gone on its 
way with many complimentary memories. 
We were disappointed, however, in that the 
talent scouts overlooked Supervisor Gordon 
— "I love that boy" KIESEL, that he could 
shout "Minnie the Moocher" at his unsus- 
pecting audience. . . . We ore so sorry 
to know that MR. ALLEN of Department 14 
is homesick. We do hope he won't be leav- 
ing us for a long time yet. . . . Did you 
hear? 'Tis said that LLOYD DOERGE is tak- 
ing in hand laundry and also has plans for 
a football team? Sideline relaxation I guess 
you'd call it. Can't quote his prices though. 
Sorry! . . . ."GERRY" SYLVIA CAMP- 
BELL quit recently and we were so sorry to 
see her go. At a farewell luncheon, she an- 
nounced a future date with Mr. Stork in 
Texas this spring. Best wishes, "Gerry." 
. . . RUTH JO and G. W. ANDERSON, 
both of Department 14, are now welding 
over in Department 15. . . . You will 
all be relieved to know that MAX THOMP- 
SON'S son, Don, has written home to soy 
he is recovering splendidly from shrapnel 
wounds of the leg and recently sent his par- 
ents an interesting collection of Japanese 
souvenirs. Don Is one of the Marines who 
has seen action in Saipan. Both Mr. and 
Mrs. Thompson ore very happy — and we're 
happy for them! . . , .JOSEPHINE 
TONDY, known as "Geezil," (why?) has 
returned from a 30-day leave in Nevada. 
. . . Sweet SUE KUTCH heard recently 

from her sailor husband who has seen action 
in Soipon, Guam and the Marshall Islands. 
. . . Rumor says that GERTRUDE HAN- 
NA is writing a book titled "What to Do 
When Air Sick." . . . VERLA DAHL left 
on o two week leave to see her husband who 
is in the San Francisco Navy hospital. Verio 
hasn't seen him for nearly two years and 
she was very excited. Happy days, Verio! 
. . . "FLASH" GORDON, former gas re- 
welder of Department 1 5, writes emphasiz- 
ing the importance of keeping the service- 
men supplied with correspondence. Says he 
never before realized the true meaning of 
it as he does now. Let's not let him down, 
gong! . . . Department 14 will surely 
miss PEARL and ROY MEEK, who go on 
the first shift next week. . . . When 
everything begins to get a bit humdrum and 
faces all familiar, along comes something 
new and completely delightful. In this case 
it is the new arc tacker of Department 14, 
that very attractive NATHA LEE DAVIS. 
"Kitty," as she is called, is that rare speci- 
men — a native Californian, a San Diego gal! 
She worked at Consolidated as a clerk for 
three months last year but claims it was not 

nearly as much fun as welding for Ryan! 
Married to on Army pilot now in England, 
Natho Lee carries the "torch" double duty 
at home. . . . HAROLD STONE, former 
welding leodman in Department 15, is now 
at Camp Stewart, Georgia. He has been 
going to a specialists school for quite some 
time. He is soon to receive a furlough and 
hopes to spend it in Son Diego. "Stoney" is 
another serviceman who would like to hear 
from old friends. His address is Pvt. Harold 
A. Stone, 39587918, Btry C, 12th A.A.R.T., 
Camp Stewart, Georgia. . . . GLEN 
HOLLENBECK, Leadmon in Department 15, 
and his wife MARGARET, gas welder in Pre 
Jig, celebrated their first wedding anniver- 
sary Saturday the 9th. We wish them many 
more. . . . FRANK MARSH, Assistant 
Foreman of Department 1 6, was surprised 
August 17th with a beautifully decorated 
coke. The occasion being his birthday. The 
coke and coffee were served at the 10;30 
rest period with the singing of "Happy Birth- 
day, Frank." . . . PHYLLIS CARROLL, 
rewelder in Department 1 6, hod a birthday 
September 7th. She also received a nice 
cake (no candles, so didn't find out her age) 
and coffee was served with it at 10:30. . . 

Have ycH< ever noi'iced a feftow snapping pictures of yoyr friends when they weren't 
looking? Don't be surprised if one day in the near future you're the victim. If you 
ore, don't Jet it bother you for it's only "Your Roving Photog" gathering candid 
snapshots for Flying Reporter. 

Pot Kelly, Ship Fitter 3/c, center, left the Maintenance Department not long ago to 
join the Navy. Pat, who was well known as a Flying Reporter columnist as well as a 
good guy, is shown talking to K. O. Burt, left, of Plant Engineering and R. M, Hals of 

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Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

You wouldn't attempt to make a dress without a good pattern would you? But, just 
how many of us go about preparing the day's food without any rhyme or reason? Most of 
us ore guilty of that now and then. Meal planning is much simpler and more healthy when 
some thought is given to the problem before the actual meal preparation is started. 

Try these simple rules for one day and see how much easier it is to get well-balanced, 
attractive and economical meals. 





1 . Prepare your menu several days in ad- 
vance. Plan the breakfast first, making it 
relatively simple and standardized, then 
plan the dinner and finally the luncheon. 
When you are through, you should have a 
well-balanced diet for the whole day as 
one complete picture. 

Be sure and include all the essentials of 
an adequate diet for the family. (Refer to 
Page 29 of your September 1st issue of Fly- 
ing Reporter for a list of the fundamental 
foods which should always be included in 
every day's menu). 

2. Each meal should contain one food 
with staying quality (meat, fatty foods, 
etc.); one food which requires chewing (raw 
fruits, vegetables, hard toast, etc.); one 
food which contains roughage (fruits, vege- 
tables, cereals, etc.) and some hot food or 
drink (soup, hot chocolate, etc.). 

Also take into consideration when plan- 
ning a meal the number of foods to be 
served. When a large number of foods ore 
served at one meal, decrease the size of 
the portions and use fewer rich foods. 

When a simple meal is desired, serve 
larger portion of a few nutritious, easily di- 
gested foods. 

3. A very important consideration in meal 

planning is the digestibility of foods served 
in one meal. 


Fats and foods rich in fats 
Foods swallowed in large pieces 

I Especially when coated with fat) 
Protein rich foods which have been 

made tough by over-cooking 
Foods In which the fibre has not 

been solvent by long cooking 


Liquid foods 

Finely divided or soft foods 

Hard foods like dry toast or crackers 

4. If you hove been having trouble get- 
ting your family to eat, perhaps you ore 
not taking into consideration that your first 
course should stimulate the appetite. Try 
starting your meal off with a clear soup or 
fruit juice. Notice the difference in the way 
your family's appetite increases! 

5. Do you find it a hard job for you to 
combine flavors to moke your meal one of 
variety and contrast? It is desirable to in- 
clude some sour, some sweet, some bland, 
and some foods of distinctive flavor in the 


Salmon and Stuffed Onions 

Cabbage and Turnips 

Pork Roast and Baked Bananas , 

Cauliflower and Onions 

Baked Fish and Glazed Sweet Potatoes 


Salmon and Stuffed Tomatoes 

Cabbage and Carrots 

Roost Pork and Baked Apples 

Cauliflower and Green Beans 

Baked Fish and Escailoped Irish Potatoes 

6. A variety of textures should likewise 
be included in each meal. 


Congealed Vegetable Salad ond 

Pineapple Bavarian Cream 
Cheese Souffle and Fruit Whip 
Chicken a la king and Escailoped Cabbage 
Creamed Eggs and Meshed Potatoes 
Asparagus and Okra 


Combination Vegetable Salad and Pineopple Ba- 
varian Cream 
Cheese Souffle and Fruit Cup 
Chicken a la King and Cole Slaw 
Creamed Eggs and Baked Potatoes 
Asparagus and Beets 

7. Hove you ever gone out to dinner at 
friend's home and found that your hostess 
served food all the some color, such as to- 
mato juice, Italian Spaghetti with tomato 
sauce, sweet potatoes, buttered carrots and 
pumpkin pie. It wasn't too appetizing, was 

This is another pitfall in meal planning. 
Color combinations should always be token 
into consideration. The natural colors of 
foods must be preserved in the cooking 
process to make the meal attractive. 

8. It is quite easy to overlook the shape 
of food when other factors are being con- 
sidered in planning a meal. A variety of 
shapes mokes a meal more interesting than 
one in which everything is of a similar form. 

9. Mother Nature is very kind to us by 
offering us seasonal variations in food sup- 
ply and we should certainly take advantage 
of this factor. In winter, a heavier diet and 
one containing rich foods may be token, but 
in hot weather a diet of less nutritious, cool, 
and easily prepared foods is more desirable. 

10. Be economical always and use left- 
overs as much as possible. 

The crux of the whole problem of meal planning is to offer your family o well-balanced, 
appetizing and attractive looking meal. If you solve this problem, you will hove no trouble 
getting your family to eat food which is good for them and at the same time enjoy it. 
The planning of attractive combinations of food with the proper cooking and serving will 
make on enjoyable meal and one which will bring praises to the deserving cook. 

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Here's a "shorty" on o guy we'll call Joe. 
So did his Mom and Pop, as far as that goes 
. . . Joseph J. Thein to be exact. He's the 
man in the starched white coat, who insists 
on being the keeper of the keys for the 
inner sanctum. 

There are oodles of tales about Joe that 
are held deep within the eerie mists of the 
Inner sanctum by loyal inmates. Tales like 
the one about his utter lock of concern for 
healthy growing appetites (they grow faster 
before lunch), that crave hard boiled eggs, 
artichokes and mayonnaise, raisins, avo- 
cados, and other dainties during long work 
periods. No lonesome raisin is safe from his 
grasping hands that reach out from the 
starchy white folds of his coat like grappling 
hooks. There's the juicy little tidbit about 
the songs this Thein man sings, too . . . but 
that again can't be told, cause he wouldn't 
want it known that he contributes his ver- 
sion of the "Sheik of Aroby" during dull mo- 
ments. Most people will never know just 

why those poor artistic souls pour forth their 
long restrained "chit chat" in such wild pro- 
fusion during the lunch hour, either. They'll 
never know that the only accepted topic 
of conversation is work. "C'n I borrow 
y'r eraser?", "Sure." "Thonx." Or the 
standard "QUIT SHAKIN' THE DESK!!!" 
Now is that interesting? Besides, any bit of 
oral exercise usually ends in a bet on diction: 
You might guess who's getting rich on that 
deal. Joe reads a dictionary like you'd read 
a fairy story before the fire on a cold win- 
ter night. But . . . the secret of all secrets 
is the one that holds the truth about the 
foul fiend who swoops down on empty desks 
to letter "Foo" significantly in a vital but 
inconspicuous part of a drawing, only to be 
found hours later by some unsuspecting vic- 
tim, who's been slaving over a "hot drawing 
board" all day. It's nerve racking, I tell 
you . . . nerve racking, racking, racking! 
Oh . . . when his "racking" horse ran away 
. . . but purple and yellow suspenders are 
better, 'cause the seeds don't get in your 
teeth . . . unless y' start swimming, 'cause 
a flat tire is only flat on one side . . . See? 
Old J. J. Thein really makes sure that the 
inmates will always need a good "key" 

There ore a FEW insignificant things that 
can be said for and about Mr. Thein that 
ARE OK to tell. As far as the job goes he's 
a remarkable man. Ever test your patience 
by wearing a white coat around a ill group? 
Hear tell that's a good way to join the gong. 
And y' know that prune-puss he wears 

Grinding more than a million drills in four and a half years at Ryan is no small feat 
but that's just what Quinley M. Rader, right, of Tooling has done. "I've averaged 
from 800 to 900 drills a day since I started here," he says. "I never thought that the 
little drilling I used to do along with my blacksmith work in Brown County, Kansas, 
would turn into a full-time job, but I'm sure glad it did." Mr. Rader is so en- 
thusiastic about his work that even his daughter, Mrs. Helen Renois, left, became 
interested in her father's work and is now working right along with him in Tooling. 

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around sometimes? That's just cover up, 
cause it's rumored his heart's as big os a 
water melon . . . No, not iced. 

Now here's sumpin' that takes some REAL 
doing to beat. Wonder man Thein was only 
late once, and even at that, he got his riders 
here on time. "Why were you late?" the 
gong asked in wee little voices. "I'll moider 
that Moikery ... It wouldn' poik on the way 
to woik!" Come on, Joe . . . what's the 
trick? Don't y' EVER oversleep or miss 
a bus? 

During off hours his life is filled with a 
wife, a dog and a house. Oh yes, a Hearne, 
too, lately. Mrs. Thein, by the way is one 
of those "super-duper-gem-hondy-dondy" 
pie bakers, in cose you're interested. Es- 
pecially apple. Slurp . . . ! 

The dog? Oh, his name is "Tawky" . . . 
spelled T-o-r-k-y. You know like "Point 
Lomer" is spelled Point L-o-m-a in true 
Thein fashion. 

The house is a new member of the fam- 
ily and has been undergoing considerable 
plastic surgery and face lifting. If y' need 
any pointers on how to spruce up a nine- 
teenth century bathroom, just ask Joe. He's 
got some good ideo-ers on the subject and 
is up on all the dope, except on them there 
new fongled sunken tubs. (He insists that 
HIS house doesn't hove termites) . 

That covers J. J. from tales to termites. 
If he should ask, better not remember who 
told y'. See? 

I WAR BONDSl I ,..,«,..„. I 


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Tuesday and Thursday 




Ryan Trading Post 


For Sale (continued) 

Ford convertible sedan. Needs top and body work. 
Motor and tires OK. First good offer takes. 
See Marjorie Neal, Ext. 385, Dispatching. 

Two bedroom, stucco house, furnished. Fenced 
yard, lot 62x108. $6000.00 Terms. 616 Chula 
Vista Avenue, Chula Vista, California, See 
J. L. Attaway, No. 1 1-12278. 

One pair size 9, men's Spaulding ice skates in 
good condition. Best offer. G. Haswell, Ext. 

Complete drafting set, board, pen and ink. Sell 
or trade for tools or motor, 500 or 1750 speed. 
J. H. Costello, Manifold Developing, Ext. 284. 

Baby bathinette, collapsible buggy, play pen, cor 

seat and nursery chair, all for $19.00. Will sell 

sepo.'-ately. D. L. Conde, Mechanical Mainte- 
nance, Ext. 231. 

Girls roller skates, size 6, Hockey fibre wheels. 
Shoes and wneels like new. Price $17.00. Dick 
Wilson, 1st shift. Airplane Service Dept., Ext. 


Pre-war Big Ben intermittent alarm clock i 
condition. $4.00. N. H. Acheson, Mail Room 

Ford Phiico auto set, $35.00; RCA Table set, 
$20.00; 8 tube console large speaker, $35.00; 
Headphones and material for crystal set. Jock 
Graham, Ext. 381 or T-0217. 4488 Central. 

Combination bar and coffee table, almost new. 
$15.00. D. L. Conde, Mechanical Maintenance, 
Ext. 231. 

Youth's Bed, Light Oak with pre-war inner-spring 
mattress and coil sprinn. Excellent condition. 
$25.00. G. H. Brovermon, Engineering, Ext. 374. 

Two $1500.00 and One $1000.00 Investor Syndi- 
cate policies. Paid up until next year. Will sell 
for my equity plus 4% interest. E. Mellinger, 
Extension 396. 

Living room end dinette furniture. See it. 6436 
Goodwin Street, Linda Vista, or Wm. V. Fer- 
guson, Jigs and Fixtures, New Assembly BIdg. 

Small baby crib and mattress. Inside dimensions, 
17 1/2 X 33. Price, $5.00. See H. M. Ulberg, 
Ext. 227. 

Honey of excellent quality; 5 lb. in glass jars, 
$1.10. Contact D. W. Close. Dept. 1, Airplane 
Welding. Home address, 7593 Orien Avenue, 
La Mesa. 

54 Cu. Ft. Reach-in box, 2" cork insulation all 
around. New motor and reconditioned com- 
presser. $400.00 cash. W. G. Taylor, Mech. 
Maintenance, 1st. Shift. 

22 Revolver, Harrington Richardson, double action, 
nine shot, like new. $25.00. R. L. Hoyward, 
Engineering Ext. 378. 

35 MM candid camera. See S. M. Halley, Experi- 
mental Department. 

Any size pictures or plans for USS Hornet Aircraft 
Carrier. Contact W. G. Wofford 1709, Tooling. 

Taylor Tot. See Bob Childs, Material Control, 
second shift. Ext. 397. 

Want to buy or rent an electric refrigerator. 
Contact W. Thompson, Development, Ext. 371. 

16 .mm. Model 70 Bell & Howell camera. H M 
Ulberg, Ext. 227. 

A comera, will consider ony kind. See Joel Culver, 
Timekeeping. Ext. 398. 

Motorcycle, 1930 Indion, new tires, new battery, 
new paint. First class condition, $325.00. D. 
Shirk, Engineering, Ext. 378. 

FfifE & Smith, Ltd., San Diego 

Winchester, 12 goge pump gun, 97 model, $65.00. 
Sse E. H. Crandall, Fire Department, 1st shift, 
Ext. 265. 

Graflex for 21/2 x 41/2 (No. 1161 roll film. John 
D. Hill, Secretary's Office. Home phone, W- 

Man's tux. Block, size 34-36. Shirt with attach 
shirt front, collars, pearl studs and cuff links. 
Excellent condition, worn but few times, original 
cost, $42.00. Price, $24.00. N. V. Descoteau. 
Salvage Crib No. 4. Call W-0845 anytime after 
5:00 p. m. 

Pre-war 26-inch blue and white girl's bicycle, knee 
action, skirt guard, carrier, basket, bell, etc. 
Very nood balloon t-res. Used very little. Orig- 
inal throughout. $50.00 cash. C. La Fleur, day 
shift. Crib No. 3. 

Soil boat. 16 ft. Sun class, new sails, new rigging. 
$225.00. D. Shirk, Engineering, Ext. 378. 

Paint sprayer with 1/4 h. p. motor, gun and 40 feet 
of rubber hose. Has been used very little. 
Motor In first-class condition. See Nelson H. 
Acheson in the Moil Room. Price, $50.00. 

A pair of beautiful silver fox furs. In perfect con- 
dition and well worth the money. May be seen 
at 1612 Upas Street or telephone Jackson 3363. 
Mrs. Frank Saye. 

1934 Ford Deluxe coupe, neat and clean, good 
rubber, runs good. $370. See Peterson, Mani- 
fold Small Ports, second shift, badge No. 2291 
or phone R-7357. 

Siamese kittens.: make lovelv pets. Sold very rea- 
sonable at $20.00. Only three left. See Peter- 
son in Manifold Small Parts, second shift, bodge 
2291 or phone R-7357. 

One oair ladies shoe ice skotes, size 6, good 
condition. See B. McMorris, Dept. 30, second 

Bedroom suite with bench, night table, springs 
and mattress, very nood condition, $85.00. Two 
piece living room suite, $45.00; maple floor 
lamp, $7.50; 50 ft. garden hose, almost new, 
$4.00. Sell now for possession October 31st. 
See Frank Lightfoot, No. 1533, Manifold second 

"31 Horley. See W. G. Taylor, Mechanical Main- 
tenance, 1st shift. 


Fresh-water rod and reel, fackle, flies, etc. Also 
Hawaiian wigglers. J. B. Clingensmith, 7534, 
Manifold Welding, second shift. 

Radio sets, any kind, working or not. Also test 
equipment and parts. Jock Graham, Ext. 381 or 
Talbot 0217. 

Washing machine. W. McBlair. Call B-5I76 or Ext. 

8-mm. movie camera. Call Bob Childs, Ext. 397, 
second shift Material Control, or Henley 3-4323 
during the day. 

Two reclining canvas deck choirs. T. E. Stover, 
Industrial Relations. Extension 315. 

'38 Buick Special coupe or sedan. T. E. Stover, 
Industrial Relations. Extension 3 I 5. 

Lawnmower — See W. Thompson, Ext. 37 1 , 

Washing machine. See H. L. (Hank) Hanggi, 
Manifold Assembly, Ext. 360 or Main 8666. 

Electric Heater. Contact C. F. Cole, No. 1582. 
Exp. Inspection. 

Trickle battery charger. Small size. Contact S. V. 
Olson, 2nd shift. Fuselage. 

Electric motor, bond sow, drill motor or what hove 
you. W. Severson, Inspection Crib No. 7. F. A. 

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Want to Buy (continued) 

1936 Oldsmobile rodio in working condition or not. 
S. V. Olson, 2nd shift, Fuselage. 

One-third or 1/2 h. p. electric motor, or stationary 
gasoline motor. Point sprayer outfit. Aaron 
West, Ext. 396. 

380 caliber and 25 caliber shells. Wes Kohl, 
Ext. 227. 

Electric iron. Angelina Grana, 13115. Second 
shift. Manifold Small Parts. 

Washing machine. Alpha Feiler. Manifold Small 
Parts, second shift. 


Beautiful 3 bedroom home in Crown Point. Fur- 
nished or unfurnished. Large lot, nicely land- 
scaped. Want home on East Side near La Mesa. 
Contact Mr. Olney, Factory Navy Office, Ext. 


If you wont to buy a horse, sell a horse, or trade 
o horse, see Bob Bradley, Airplane Dispatching. 

Will swop 75 ft. Plux X 35 mm. film for what you 
have. C. E. Hyatt, Paint Shop, Ext. 348. 

Lost — An old fashioned diamond ring. A "hand 
me down." Lost in the Russ Auditorium on Sun- 
day, September 3rd, in dressing room 6. Finder 
please return to guard gate or V. S. Stead, 
Department 21, second shift. 

Inside Outside 


by J. L. "Tubby" Dawson 

One transfer and two new Ryanettes have 
again swelled our forces. All girls — oh- 
Happy Day! PEGGY HENKEL is the little 
dark-haired lass who transferred from meth- 
ods Eng. She Is a joyful gain to our ranks 
and we can't help but feel just a bit sorry 
for "Methods." Yep, she's single!! The 
two new girls, GWEN SILER and MICKEY 
McMillan, ore both Navy wives here to 
do their bit. Pretty? Oh, Brother! 

Did I mention this week-end? I did. Well, 
we combined forces with the Los Angeles 
office and had a real steak fry Saturday 
night. Location of the party site was Palm 
Canyon, just in bock of the Presidio Park 
in Old Town. Sixty-seven steaks (any points 
not needed for the rest of the month would 
be greatly appreciated) were consumed and 
beans, vegetable salad, with all the trim- 
mings galore. Liquid refreshments abounded 
and more than one person ate a "drop" 
for dinner. We met husbands, wives, boy 
friends and girl friends and it was the first 
time many of us had met all of the Los 
Angeles crowd. Rumor has it that a "mov- 
ing party" was still going strong in the 
wee small hours Sunday morning. Need- 
less to say, it was not a quiet evening. 

Well, according to yours truly's physician, 
I have to spend some time in the hospital 
and don't any of you believe these lugs 
who say it's for a "rest cure." I'm going 
to send in a few lines via friends, so don't 
be surprised if I start spouting Philosophy. 
Hospitals do funny things to me (men- 
tally, I mean). Anyhow, the gals ore going 
to write this for me until I get back. There- 
fore, our next column should be a good one. 



(count 'EM t?!tff1ft?!f ) INTO THIS 

Plane production goes at a fast clip when rivets are put in perfectly 
12 at a time. That kind of speedy riveting, replacing setting individual 
rivets by noisy pneumatic rivet guns is production with a capital "P". 
It speeds warplane production and means lower costs to the taxpayer. 

Ryan was foremost in the application of multiple hydraulic riveting 
to aircraft work. These new methods aren't just "something that 
happened". Their development at Ryan is the result of far-sighted 
planning of methods to combat the shortage of labor, and get more 
airplanes into the air at our fighting fronts. 

This wholesale riveting technique is new and unique in the industry. 
Cooperation is being extended to other airplane manufacturers in 
giving them full technical information on the advanced "gang rivet- 
ing" methods developed by Ryan — methods which are symbolic of 
this pioneer company's leadership in aircraft design and engineering 
for production ... in wartime and in peacetime. 


THE PROBLEM : The outer wing panel skin of the potent 
warplane shown ia the illustration contains about 5.000 
rivets. Ordinarily it would take eight workers {four good 
riveting teams of two people each) two-and-a-half hours to 
complete this |ob using noisy pneumatic rivet guns and set- 
ting one rivet at a time. How to cut these work hours.' 

THE SOLUTION: Ryan production experts introduced 
multiple hydraulic riveters larger and deeper throated than 
ever attempted to be used before. Using a specially designed 
overhead conveyor system, the entire riveting job is now 
completed in an hour-and-a-quarter by three workers, (one 
operator and two unskilled helpers.) Because a machine sets 
the twelve rivets at a single stroke of the ram. absolute uni- 
formity and perfection of workmanship is gamed. 

THE ADVANTAGES: On assemblies adaptable to Ryan's 
"super-gang riveting" technique great savings m man power 
are possible. Rivet gun marks, skin waviness and swelled 
rivets between skin layers are eliminated. And, no special 
training of the operator is necessary; women can be used as 
readily as men. Figuring up the man-hours saved by the per- 
fection of this siagle production idea, as applied to the eight 
multiple hydraulic riveters in operation in the Ryan plane, 
the amount totals some 1500 man hours per month .... the 
equivalent of the work of about 75 people. 


Ryan Aerenaufical Company, San Diego— Member, Aircraft War Production Council, Inc. 





No. 4 

OCTOBER 13, 1944 

Published every three weeks for employees and friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

Under the Editorial Direction of William Wagner 

and Keith Monroe 

Editor Frances Stafler 

Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson, Lynn Foyman 

Frank Maitin, Cal O'Ccllahan 
Staff Cartoonist George Duncan 

The Pacific War As Seen By Experts — 1 

— the men zvho kiwit.' tell their opinions. 
How To Turn In A Shop Suggestion 2 

— an easy guide to follozv ivhen an idea hits you. 
The Jap Pilot 4 

— their fighting tactics — good and had. 
Meet Bill Brotherton 5 

— he tells our story to the community. 
Of Every $10 You Give 8 

— zvhere the money you give to the War Chest goes. 
Transplanted From The Desert 9 

— our Tucson employees weren't left holding the bag. 

Your Roving Photog 12 

Slim's Pickin's 10 

Sports - - 28 

What's Cookin? 32 

Ryan Trading Post 33 

Accounting Notes by Mary Frances ]]'iUford 22 

Cafeteria News by Potsnn Pan:: 24 

Department 24 by Amalie Tate 31 

Drop Hammer 2nd Shift by Noccle-Rack 26 

Engineering Billboard ^.v Bill Berry 26 

Engineering Personnelities by Virginia Pixley 27 

Flashes from Fuselage by Beltie Murren 23 

From Four 'til Dawn in the Tool Room b\ Vera and 

Pearle ! 27 

Here and There by Jonnie Johnson 17 

Inspection Notes by Bill Rossi 21 

Jig Assembly Jerks 2nd Shift fc_v Biicz and Shorty 31 

Maintenance Meanderings by Bill Taylor 33 

Manifold Dispatching by Ben Smith 23 

Manifold Small Ports by Mariane Lightfoot 18 

News and Flashes by Earl Vaughan 16 

Notes From Dawn Workers by O. C. Hudson 21 

Pings and Purrs by Idle Cutoff 24 

Puddle Pushers on the Swing by Doris U'illiksen 19 

Putt Putts on Parade by Millie Merritt 13 

Sheet Metal Shorts by Marge and Ernie 13 

Shipping Notes and Quotes by Betty Jane Christenson.... 20 

Stacks 'n' Stuff hy Manny I'ohlde 15 

Tooling Rumors by lone and Kay 18 

Whispers from Final Swingsters by U and Me— 22 

Wind Tunnel 15 

Copy Deadline For next issue is October 23rd 


The eyes of Ryan workers ore being drawn westward, even these days, 
across the broad expanses of the Pacific to the battle of Japan. The 
European war is yet to be won, but for those of us on the west coast there 
is the growing realization that the war against- the Japs is even more 
directly our war. Read well what our military leaders have to say of that 
war. Then you will understand why our greatest job is still ahead; why we 
cannot for a single day — not even on V-Doy in Europe — let up in our 
expanding production program. 












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How To Turn In A Shop Suggestion 

/DBA, /M eO/AlO TO 

SoaaESriOfii BtAniK 

Just stop a moment to look around 
and see what improvements can be 
made on your job. When you get on 
idea and let it develop in ycur mind, 
you're all set for the next rtep. 

Get a shop suggertion blank from your 
nearest suggestion box. Take as many 
blanks as you think you'll need. Maybe 
on3 idea will lead to another. Once you 
get started, you won't wont to stop. 

It's best to fill your suggestion blank 
out in the quietness of your own home 
where you can concentrote. Write out 
your idea, legibly and completely, giv- 
ing oil the details and sketches. 

Put your suggestion, with as many 
sketches as are needed, in the sugges- 
tion box. Caution — several employees 
have dropped their suggestions in the 
Flying Reporter box which causes a 
slight delay. 

Several times a week, the shop sugges- 
tion boxes ore opened by labor and 
management members of the War Pro- 
duction Drive Committee. These sug- 
gestions are turned over to Methods 
Engineering for investigation. 

The wheels of progress are beginning 
to grind. A man from the Methods En- 
gineering Department, assigned to the 
War Production Drive Committee, per- 
sonally investigates every shop sugges- 
tion turned in. 

To simplify the rating of shop suggestion ideas which ore re- 
viewed by the Labor-Management War Production Drive Commit- 
tee, "point system" has been adopted. A suggestion which rates 
a Certificate of Merit from the Committee receives a value of 5 
points, while the Bronze Award is rated at 1 5 points, the Silver 
Award at 50 points and the Gold Award at 1 1 points. Thus an 
employee who has turned in four suggestions all rated for Bronze 
Awards has a total of 60 points, and at a presentation meeting, 
will receive not four Bronze Awards, but a Silver Award which re- 
quires a total of 50 points. However, his record is still credited with 

60 points toward a Gold Award and all points earned by future shop 
suggestions will be added to the 60 points until he has earned the 
1 10 points necessary for a Gold Award. 

Because a number of employees hove turned in so many sugges- 
tions which have been accepted, further awards are provided in 
the form of Production Star Awards. 500 points are required for 
the Bronze Production Stor, 1,000 points for the Silver Star and 
2,000 for the Gold Star. Thus far, three employees have quali- 
fied for the Bronze Star and one of these men is within 100 points 
of receiving a silver star. 

— 2 — 

Every week, after the suggestions have been investigated by 
Methods Engineering, the War Production Drive Committee 
meets to review the suggestions and decide what awards your 
suggestion rates. You'll get a letter from them advising the 
status of your suggestion. 

If your suggestion won an award, you'll receive an invitation 
to attend a meeting where you will hear an interesting speak- 
er or see a timely combat motion picture and receive your 
award. Or perhaps like Mr. Grider, your award will be made 
by a returned hero. 

Suggestions which rated an award from the Production Drive 
committee are re-investigated to determine their actual value 
after being in operation for some time. This information is 
then sent to c special Management Committee for review. 

Charles Judd, Management member of the War Production 
Drive Committee submits detailed reports to the Special 
Management Committee for possible financial awards which 
are made in War Bonds or War Stamps. 

If you're as ingenious 
as H. W. Graham of 
Tooling, that eventful 
day will come when 
you will receive your 
Wor Bond or War 
Stamps. However, 
whether you won last 
time or not, THINK 

— 3 — 

With the rapid progress being made against the Nazis in Western Europe, the eyes of the nation 
turn westward to the Pacific. Particularly here at Ryan, and at other west coast plants producing equip- 
ment for the war with Japan, the Navy's aerial blows against the yellow men take on new and import- 
ant significance. 

With this issue. Flying Reporter's editors bring you the first in a continuing series of articles about 
America's Naval Aviation. 

We ore indebted to the editors of FLYING, one of the country's outstanding aviation magazines, 
for permission to reprint this material from their fine "U. S. Naval Aviation" issue recently off the press. 

"TYPICAL " JAP PILOT would run 
something as follows: He is a second 
class petty officer and has been ed- 
ucated through two years of high 
school. He can speak enough English 
to ask for chewing gum and in- 
quire after the health of Judy Gar- 
land. Probably a native of Tokyo, he 

Our PaciFic enemy is a Fanatic with a one-track mind 
which has proven a detriment to his success as a pilot 

Top: Associated Press Photograph Courtesy San Diego Tribune-Sun. 
Bottom: Official U. S. Navy Photograph. 

has a cultural finish roughly corres- 
ponding to that of a Dead End child 
in lower Manhattan. In 1940, at the 
age of 22, he responded to Hirohito's 
call for cannon fodder and entered a 
Navy ground school. After two years 
of the ground school, he attended a 
pilot school for a year, getting in 
300 hours flying time. Following this 
was a year of operational training 
that was highly energetic; he flew 
about 5 consecutive hours a day, 
generally taking along a lunch ham- 
per filled with rice and elderly fish. 
During his last year of training he 
worked in 240 hours of flying, which 
included qualification in instrument 
flying. After winding up his training 
he got ferry duty in Soipan and then 
he joined an air group assigned to 
repel our attacking force at Palau. 

LOTS to enlisted pilots is about one 
to six. Captured Jap officers are 
much surlier than the enlisted men. 
They remain unco-operative, moody, 
peevish and tricky, no matter how 
they are treated, whereas the enlist- 
ed men, after they have become ad- 
justed to kindness, sometimes get 
playful and happy, like little chil- 
dren. Their mentality has often been 
compared with that of children, in 
fact. Physically, the Jap pilot is 
scrawny, weighing around 110 
pounds and standing about 5 ft. 2 
in. toll. Most Jap prisoners are in 
good health, although by and large 
they are distinctly unimpressive 

During the past year and a half 
the character of the air fighting 

— 4 — 

against Japanese pilots particularly 
in the Solomons, has undergone 
great changes. When Capt. Joseph 
Foss and his teammates were bat- 
tling against the Japanese over 
Guadalcanal we were fighting a de- 
fensive war, hanging doggedly onto 
whatever island bases we had man- 
aged to muster in the first few 
months after Pearl Harbor and Mid- 
way. Consequently, although nu- 
merically in the minority, we had 
the advantage of fighting over our 
own home ground. The Japs came 
down each day, had a look around, 
dropped a few bombs and several 
planes, and limped home again. 
Gaining offensive strength, we mov- 
ed north in the Solomons and the 
advantage of fighting over our own 
bases disappeared. 

(Continued on page 1 1 ) 

U. S. Marines moving 
in at Agat beach on 
Guam pass an up- 
side-down Jap "Vol" 
dive bomber destroy- 
ed by Navy planes in 
pre-invosion missions. 



Ryan's ace public speaker tells the story 
of the aircraft industry to the community. 
He talks . . . they listen and they like it. 


Sdi Snot^^ent<M> 

Although he is Ryan's after- 
dinner speaker de luxe, publicity 
writer par excellence, and man 
of a million friends, William P. 
Brotherton would have ample ex- 
cuse for being strictly the anti- 
social type. His boyhood was hec- 
tic enough to make a nervous 
wreck of any less sunny soul. 

Bill was the son of a U. S. Navy 
captain whose work required wide 
travel all over the United States. 
Consequently young Brotherton 
never stayed in any school more 
than a few months. Inasmuch as 
he was always large for his age 
(today, full-grown at last, he ad- 
mits to a stature of six feet two 
inches without heels) he became 
the butt of many caustic com- 
ments from schoolmates when- 
ever he entered a new school. 

"Hey, gong! Lookit the big new 
kid! We better not pick on him 
— probably some dumb punk 
that's been demoted!'' This was 
the general trend of the shrill re- 
marks which assailed his ear- 
drums at each entry into a new 
institution of learning. 

It is a tribute to Brotherton's 
natural aptitude for public rela- 
tions that, even at the age of 
eight, he retained his good humor 
in the face of such unflattering 
comments from the juvenile pub- 
lic. It is a further tribute to his 
talent for gaining public favor 
that in later years he was able 
to win applause in such diverse 
fields as banking, engineering, 
and trap-drumming. 

Brotherton's nomadic childhood 
drew to o close with sojourns at 

three local high schools — St. 
Augustine's, Point Loma, and San 
Diego High. After receiving his 
diploma at the normal age for 
high school graduates, he entered 
San Diego State College, where 
he studied electrical engineering 
with the hope of making this his 

However, his scientific ambi- 
tions were almost sidetracked 
when he became actively inter- 
ested in trap-drumming. Since 
early youth he had harbored a 
suppressed desire to enter this 
field of art, and had frequently 
practiced for as long as five hours 
at a stretch using knitting nee- 
dles OS drumsticks and an old 
ukulele as a drumhead. It is said 
that at this stage of his career 

his parents seriously considered 
renting him out as a lease- 
breaker. However, Brotherton's 
enthusiasm for music eventually 
brought him a professional offer, 
which he accepted after thinking 
the matter over for fully ten sec- 

"Was I ever thrilled," Brother- 
ton recalls. "The offer was from 
Jay Eslick, to play drums and 
trumpet (not at the same time, 
however) at Bostonia. Maybe you 
think that $25 or $30 1 picked 
up every now and then didn't 
come in handy! For about five 
years I paid all my school ex- 
penses by orchestra work. How- 
ever, when the time came to 
choose between education and a 

(Continued on page 14) 

Bill laying groundwork for a technical article on different metals by talking 
to Wilson Hubbell of the Loborotory who is in charge of Metallurgy. 



It may be your boy! Heartsick oway from home, 
or fighting, and weary with wounded and dying 
comrades all around him. He might feel like run- 
ning away from this hell-on-eorth. But he won't 
do that. Instead the U.S.O., War Prisoners Aid, 
United Seamen's Service or U.S.O.-Camp Shows 
will come to him, bringing your brand of American 
hope to put courage back in his heart. 
You con do that for him! You con send comfort 
and courage by giving your full shore to your 
War Chest. Keep Giving! 


Of course you would! You'd share your food that 
the starving might eat. You'd tear your clothing 
in strips to bind their wounds and you'd shore 
your coat with a freezing stranger. 
You're not there but you can still do all of these 
and more by giving your full, fair shore to your 
War Chest. This fund, ably administered, Is 
America's effort to see that starving babies in 
allied nations, that cold and homeless hungry 
men and women in terrorized countries have some- 
thing to eat and o garment to cover refugees' 
nakedness. Moke your contribution as generous 
as you would if you were there. 


That young girl the policewoman is half leading, 
half carrying to her car. Or that brazen, sullen 
kid between two cops. The boy who took a gun 
from the gun shop to get himself on automobile, 
and shot a man? 

It could be! If wartime delinquency increases 
through your failure to support your War Chest. 
Character building agencies in the Wor Chest 
which prevent such things, provide proper recre- 
ational facilities for boys and girls, which they 
must have to develop morally, spiritually, mentolly, 
physically and socially. 

So strengthen the Home Front and secure family 
unity by giving generously to your War Chest. 

— 8- 




"Now look fellas, we're going to do our darndesf- to help 
you find a job in which you'll be happy," says Doug Maw, 
former Resident Manager of the Tucson school. Walter 
K. Bolch looks on from the sidelines ready with pertinent 

"This is a lot different from what happened to 
me at the last place I worked," said a Ryan Field 
mechanic, mopping his forehead in the hot Tucson 
sunshine. "That place closed down too, just like 
the Ryan School is closing down. But at that place 
the bosses never even said goodbye or good luck 
or where do you go from here. They just padlocked 
the place and we were out on the street without 
a job." 

His buddy nodded, watching the last of the train- 
ing planes towed off the field. "\ guess this Ryan 
gong does things differently. When the Army can- 
celled the contract for flight training here, there 
was no law saying Ryan had to find jobs for all 
workers it laid off. And yet look what's happening. 

Every Ryan employee here in Tucson, whether he's 
been with the organization two days or ten years, 
has a choice of new jobs lined up for him by Ryan. 
The boys at the top are really going to bat to make 
sure that we all get placed. For my money, Ryan 
is 100% okay." 

You could have heard conversations like this re- 
peated hundreds of times last month all over the 
vast sprawling expanse of the Ryan School of Aero- 
nautics of Arizona. This big desert flying school, 
which the Ryan company's flight-training affiliate 
built for the Army Air Forces two years ago and 
has been operating ever since, was closed down this 
fall as part of the Army's tapering off policy. As 
soon as Earl D. Prudden, Vice President and Gen- 
eral Manager of the Ryan school, received advance 
notice of the Army's cancellation of its contract 
with the school, he got together with other Ryan 
executives and started the wheels turning on a 
high-powered campaign to help every terminated 
employee at Tucson find a good job elsewhere. 
Walter K. Bolch, Director of maintenance and tech- 
nical training for the Ryan schools, was tempor- 
arily relieved of all his other duties and given the 
full time assignment of helping employees switch 
to other jobs. Art Coltrain and Frank Saye were 
sent from the San Diego factory to take up resi- 
dence in Tucson and interview all employees who 
might be placed in the factory. 

Simultaneously, Prudden was dispatching 96 
telegrams to airlines, flight schools and factories 

(Continued on page 16) 

Frank Soye, Employment Manager of the Ryan Company, 
with Walter K. Bolch, inquiring of former Tucson 
employees, v/ho decided to come to San Diego, how they 
like their jobs. 

— 9 — 

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Did you ever hear of building a bonfire 
under o soldier to get him started marching? 
Neither did I. I've heard of this treatment 
being applied to mules to get them going, 
but never to infantrymen. But it's liable to 
be done very soon. And — horror of horrors — 
it is liable to be done to me. 

Want to know why? All right, I'll tell 
you anyway. In view of the fact that my 
military career may commence in the very 
near future, I rigged up myself a bundle 
that weighed approximately the same as a 
soldier's pack, with the idea of practicing 
marching with it on my shoulders. 

I took a counterpane, spread it on the 
floor, and loaded it with 60 pounds of books. 
It took exactly 1 5 Encyclopedia Brittanico — 
or from A to Anno through Mary to Mus — 
to get the 60 pounds. Then I tied the ends 
of the counterpane together, monaged to 
heave the bundle over my shoulder, came 
as near attention as I could, and then cried 
this order to myself: 

"Forward March." 

It was the most foolhardy command that 
any man ever gave himself. I staggered out 
of the living room, across the front porch, 
across the yard which slopes down to the 
beach — thank goodness — and then on to the 
beach itself. 

"Holt," I cried. "At ease. Sit down. Even 
lie down, if you want to." 

This command mode sense, and I had a 
good rest of 1 5 or 20 minutes before con- 
tinuing on my hike. I was determined to 
walk at least a mile, then as I forward 
marched once more I tried to convince my- 
self that in the Army things would be dif- 
ferent. The pock would be a real pack with 
the weight so distributed that it would float 
like a feather on my bock. Too, there would 
be other men walking along with me for 
company, and I wouldn't be walking along 
the beach alone with half of the world's 
knowledge piled on my back. 

But as I took my second rest three or 
four houses away down the beach, I had to 
admit to myself that 60 pounds are 60 
pounds in any weight and in any sort of 
wrapping, be it counterpane or khaki pack. 

In my exhaustion, I even went so for as 
to wonder what the Army's reaction would 
be if a man told his sergeant that he would 
rather carry a smaller pack and do without 
all the little comforts that a regular pock 
contains and would it be all right for him 
to really rough it and take his chances on 
what he could borrow from the other boys. 
But I didn't spend too much time wonder- 
ing about this. Tired as I was, something 
told me there was no future in this line of 

After several hours of forced staggering, 
none of it on the double, I completed my 
mile and bivouacked. Then I mode ready 
for the return journey. I slung my pack 

across my bock, called myself to attention, 
and again gave that dreaded command, 
"Forward march." 

The spirit was willing but the flesh was 
weak. I couldn't move o foot. This was 
when that building-o-fire-under-o-soldier 
idea struck me. It would hove token that 
to get me going. As it was, I just left 15 
volumes of Encyclopedia there on the sand 
and come home. I'm going to get a wheel- 
barrow in the morning and go back and get 
them. And any more marching that I do 
before I get into the army will be done 
with a pack filled with 15 volumes of The 
Reader's Digest. 

Phoenix, Arizona, Via TWA 

Air Line 
The night 

Shows stars and women 
In a better light. — Byron. 
You con have my share of desert days, 
but the desert nights ore really something. 
Seems as if you could reach right out and 
grab yourself o star. It is also cloimed that 
desert moonlight leads all other moonlights 
in inspiring proposals of marriage. 

How did you arrive in the town of your 
present residence? Geo. P. Hunt arrived in 
the town of Globe, Arizona, riding on a burro. 
Then he went to work as a waiter in o 
Chinese restaurant. He worked up from this 
humble beginning to be the leading mer- 
chant and banker of Globe, and also the 
Governor of Arizona. Mr. Hunt was Arizona's 
Governor for seven terms. This is probably 
the successive term record for Governors. 
Joe Hernandez, the Mexican Nightingale, 

/"RiciMT Neighborly 
{ Paedner.-Qisht 
\ Neighborly. 

Slim's "Draft" Horse 

famous as a race announcer a I Santa Anito 
and Hollywood Pork, is doing the announcing 
at the local meeting and it is a pleasure to 
hear him pronounce the names of horses 
that hove a Spanish origin, such as, Anita 
Chiquita, Son Ignocio, Cielito Lindo, etc. 
Derived o great deal of pleasure watching 
a 12-day old colt. Even more interesting was 
the attention given this colt by its mother. 
The colt seemed about to pass away and 
hod to be given a blood transfusion. "The 
colt will live," said the veterinarian, "be- 
cause the mother loves it." Seems that all 
colts are not so lucky to be loved by their 

Phoenix has a new $4,000,000 hotel where 
you can get o room with a view of the desert 
for $25 day. One feminine guest of the 
hostelry is reported to have been there 26 
days and has never worn the some evening 
gown twice. She also has o number of fur 
coats which she wears to go on the roof 
and look at the stars. 

Tucson, Arizona has over 30 hospitals 
and sonatoriums. It is also reported that 
the Tucson hot chili sauce and barbecued 
spore ribs are the country's best. 

Interesting sidelights — The Hopi Indian 
law is that all property is owned by the 
female line, and descends from mother to 
daughter. Peoria, Ariz., with a population 
of about 700, was founded by former resi- 
dents of Peoria, III. I would like to include 
that stirring ditty, "I want to be in Peoria," 
in my shower singing schedule, but I can't 
remember the words. . . . Some Indian tribes 
may be listed as "vanishing Americans," 
but not the Navojos. Originolly there were 
about 8000 on the Navajo Reservation, 
which now has a population of 44,408 and 
mokes it the largest reservation in the 

The Boulder Dam near Los Vegas, Nevada 
cost $125,000,000 to build. That seemed 
a lot at the time, but defense industry ex- 
penditures have mode it less impressive. 
However, it is interesting to keep in mind 
that for the cost of three bottleships there 
was built dam that has made life happier 
and more profitable for hundreds of thou- 
sands of people. 

In some sections of Arizona much depends 
on the price of copper. This means pros- 
perity or poverty for many communities. In 
the early 30's, Jerome, Ariz., hod a popu- 
lation of about 15,000. Then the price of 
copper went down and the town's population 
is now a little over 4,000. 

According to the papers, the War Pro- 
duction Board is again figuring on making 
tires out of alcohol. As an expert, I con 
testify that if the stuff has the some effect 
on wheels that it has on my legs it will 
make very good rubber. 

Well, there's the call, "All aboard, eost- 
bound flight." See you later. 




(Continued from page 4) 


far in the Pacific has been fought at Ra- 
bcul, a strongly fortified base with an excel- 
lent harbor. The Japs were anxious to keep 
Rabaul in working order and we were equal- 
ly anxious to work it over. The result of 
this conflict is well known by now; Rabaul 
was put out of commission, but from an aer- 
ial standpoint the job was done the hard 
way. Day after day we sent large strikes of 
dive bombers, torpedo planes and fighters 
over the base to neutralize the enemy planes 
and reduce the shipping in the harbor. For 
awhile the Japs sent up fighter opposition in 
great numbers. However, it soon become ap- 
parent that what came up hod a habit of 
going down, generally on fire, and the Japs 
crawled into their holes. During February 
the enemy at Rabaul confined his air oppo- 
sition largely to scattered fighters that stunt- 
ed around on the fringe of our formations. 

On the basis of the Japs' increased ad- 
vantage in fighting conditions and our 
mounting successes, it would appear that 
the Japs are getting worse or that we are 
getting better or that both conditions are 

PECTS of Jap pilot's behavior then and now 
is their predilection for aerobatics. Toward 
the close of the Rabaul campaign they gave 
some of the finest exhibitions of aerobatics 
ever seen in those or any other parts. There 
are two possible reasons for this foolishness. 
One is that the Japs hope to lure Allied 
fighters away from formation when they 
will be fairly easy prey. Another, and a fa- 
vorite with American pilots, is that the Japs, 
realizing they aren't able to fight us on even 
terms, do the aerobatics in an effort to 
sooth their ruffled egos. 

A great many of our pilots share the con- 
viction that the Japs are crazy. There seems, 
they say, no other explanation for the puz- 
zling variability of their behavior. "One day 
they will fly good formations and be tough 
as hell to get at," a Navy fighter pilot re- 
cently said, "and the next day they'll make 
mistakes that a green kid in training would 
never pull." He went on to add that over 
Simpson Harbor he had been chasing a Jap 
who took wonderfully clever evasive action 
for quite a while and then pulled up in front 
of him and hung there at stalling speed. The 
Navy pilot, of course, knocked him off with 
one short burst and returned home, bewild- 
ered but happy. 

JAP TACTICS involves their staying com- 
pletely out of range and shooting up all 
their ammunition. Nobody seems to under- 
stand just what the Japs feel that this ac- 
complishes; so far as is known, it has ac- 
counted for no American pilots or planes. 
The tracers loop over in beautiful arcs and 
fall a hundred yards or so short, and the 
Japs seldom show any disposition to move 
closer. When all the ammunition is gone the 
Japs scoot for home, apparently feeling that 
they have put in some good licks and are en- 
titled to a rest. 

The theory that cowardice may account 
for this untruculent routine hardly holds 
water; on some days the Japs will attack 
with bravado and desperation. It is true, 
however, that in spite of the much bally- 

hooed "suicidal" belligerency of the Jap- 
anese, they will seldom stick in a head-on 
run with an American pilot. In almost every 
cose the Jap pulls out first and often long 
before he gets within range. 

Most Jap pilots in the Solomons and New 
Britain were Navy; on the whole these are 
superior to the Jap Army pilots fighting in 
New Guinea. The Navy pilots are selected 
more carefully and get longer and more 
thorough training. In the Central Pacific 
the Jap pilots, both fighters and bombers, 
have shown the same inconsistency in per- 
formance and the same decline in merit. 
There is no question that the great majority 
of first-string Jap pilots — those who enter- 
ed the war with the great advantage of ex- 
perience in Chinese combat theatres and 
elsewhere — have now joined their ances- 
tors. The ones carrying on the fight still 
provide strong opposition on occasion but 
no longer in the master race tradition. 

tured pilots is their sensational ignorance 
about war. Their leaders, it appears, have 
not brought them up-to-date. In the minds 
of many of them the war is about over, and 
a lot ore not quite positive just where they 
are fighting. One young Jap, a farmer by 
preference and a pilot by decree of the em- 
peror, made on interesting prediction in 
the Solomons. After being ignominously 
harpooned by a Grumman Wildcat-, he para- 
chuted down and, to his captors, comment- 
ed on the loss of Guadalcanal of which 
he had just been apprised. "Yes," he said, 
hissing pleasantly, "you get Guadalcanal but 
you never get Pearl Harbor back." 

The Japs pick up our ways fairly rapidly. 
During the post year they have imitated our 
tactics frequently. The pattern has been for 
us to work out a tactic and kill quite a few 
Japs with it; then the Japs copy it, and after 
this we work out something different and 
kill some more Japs. It is seldom that the 
Japs catch up; they seem to be notably de- 
ficient in initiative. The truth is, without a 
doubt, that the Japanese are in no way our 
phyical or mental peers. Having lived in a 
state of thorough regimentation all their 
lives they are inexpert at creative thinking. 
They are moderately adept at learning things 
by rote, including flying and fighting, but 
in the face of new developments they are 
often helpless. 

When the leader of a Jap bombing for- 
mation is shot down the rest of the pilots 
frequently fly around as confusedly as a 
flock of chickens eluding a weasel. Once 
four U. S. Navy cruisers were steaming up 
the Kulo Gulf and the Japs, then being 
established rather firmly in those ports, 
showed up with 18 dive bombers and 12 
Zeros. All we could get up in opposition at 
the moment were four ancient Wildcats. 
Presumably the Japs weren't expecting op- 
position, because when the Wildcats drop- 
ped in on them the dive bombers all went 
helling for home and most of the Zeros were 
shot down. We lost one plane, but the pilot 
was picked up by a Catolina. As a rule, 
when our planes go down in anything re- 
sembling a friendly area the pilots are sav- 
ed by our excellent air-sea rescue organiza- 
tion. Shot-up Japs, on the other hand, rare- 
ly get out of their planes alive. When hit 
the planes usually explode and burn quick- 

four-plane section tactics failed to work out. 
The whole business appeared to be too com- 
plicated for them; what emerged from the 

— II 

imitation was, according to Navy pilots, one 
of the most muddled exhibitions in modern 
aviation. An outstanding example of Jap 
stupidity is their frequent failure to look 
around thoroughly. 

Not long ago a Navy pilot, wounded and 
confused, mistakenly joined a Vee of Japs 
flying home after a scrap. They rode along 
in formation for about 10 minutes, during 
which one of the Japs looked over and smil- 
ed pleasantly, and then the Navy pilot some- 
how became aware of his error and depart- 
ed. Later he decided that the Jap who smil- 
ed must have had especially poor eyesight. 
Japanese gunnery is still as bad as ever and 
perhaps a little worse. Ordinarily they won't 
try difficult deflection shots; their favorite 
approach is a high stern run involving about 
the kind of marksmanship that would be 
required to knock a tomato can off a fence 
with a 1 0-gauge shotgun. 

Occasionally, of course, our yellow enemy 
works out something pretty smart. At one 
point during the post winter we were having 
a little trouble in the South Pacific with 
Japs jumping on our fighters of the extreme 
outboard edge of a scissors, which is a 
standard maneuver for fighter escorts. 
Needless to say, it took us only a short time 
to offset this with a slight tactical change. 
On the whole, mental agility is not an out- 
standing Jap characteristic. To quote a 
Navy Hellcat pilot, "The average Jap 
just hasn't got the mind for this kind of 
quick-thinking work. If we had a plane 
that could turn with them, we'd murder 
them all within a week. 

Generally speaking, the same difference 
between Jap and American planes exists 
today as in the early part of the war. The 
Jap fighters still outmoneuver ours but 
can take much less punishment. A new 
Jap fighter, which we designated by the 
code name of Tojo is believed to have self- 
sealing fuel tanks and protected oil tanks. 
Of radial engine design, it is similar to the 
Thunderbolt but a little smaller and re- 
putedly a little faster. Although this plane 
marks the first Jap attempt to follow our 
preference of ruggedness to extreme maneu- 
verability, its armor, fortunately, is no pro- 
tection against the .50-caliber machine gun. 


is still the Zeke, or Mark I fighter. It is 39 
feet in wing span and 29 ft. 7 in. long. Its 
maximum speed is about 300 knots at 16,- 
000 feet. The armament of the Zeke con- 
sists of two 7.7-mm. synchronized guns in 
the nose and a 20-mm. cannon in each 
wing. Two other Jap fighters are the Hamp 
which is longer and faster but has the same 
armament, and the new Tony, whose chief 
distinguishing feature is improved armament 
— two synchronized 12.7-mm. gun in the 
nose, a 7.7 in each wing and a provision 
for 37-mm. cannon to fire through the 
propeller shaft. The Japs are still using a 
large number of float Zeros which are 
rather ineffective because of their compara- 
tively slow speed. All the Jap fighters except 
the new Tojo still blow up if hit anywhere 
near the engine. They literally explode and 
then burn all the way down to the water. It 
makes a pyrotechnic display that is quite 
heartening to watch. 

For some reason, the Japs seem incapable 

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— 12 — 

Putt Putts 
On Parade 

4^^ by Millie Merritt 

With the thoughts of a week's vacation in 
San Francisco running through my mind, I 
find it difficult to sit here and write about 
"life at Ryan." Since the deadline is only 
minutes away — I think it advisable for me 
to get some speed up and say a few scat- 
tered words. 

Changes are being made so fast on the 
factory floor that the girls on the Budos 
aren't quite sure about any station location. 
In fact, you'll find that most of us have been 
in a daze the last week, but we think we 
are going to really enjoy the new production 

the newest Pin Up girls in Transportation. 
WINNIE is on day shift and came to us 
from Texas. At the present we are not able 
to get any information on OTIE as she is on 
swing shift. But we will try and introduce 
her properly next issue. 

Due to the stations being moved to dif- 
ferent locations, our newest gals have 
really had a difficult time. They learn their 

stations one day, only to return the follow- 
ing morning and find them in different 
localities. We realize this is a bod time 
to break in and we sympathize with them. 

SALLIE LEVICKAS finally left for her va- 
cation in Ohio (that old third time charm) 
and should be enjoying herself by this time. 
Our department, as well as the rest of the 
plant, will really be glad to see her return 
to her Buda, as her laughter and gay per- 
sonality are really missed around these parts. 

Since the last issue MILT JOHNSON and 
BETTY STURTEVANT have left our depart- 
ment. Milt is now in Automotive Service 
and Betty is with Dispatching. FRANK 
CARABELLO is replacing Milt on the tubing 
moves. Welcome to our department, Frank. 

Better late than never. So we would like 
to take this opportunity to wish RUTH 
(Pee Wee) KENNEDY a very Happy Birth- 
day. NINA RAY and the other swing shift 
girls surprised them with a luscious, beau- 
tifully designed birthday cake. 

two of the girls who have been in this de- 
partment for over a year and we would like 
for them to know how much we appreciate 
their regularity and dependability. Mae is 
the girl who answers all the Auto-colls for 
special jobs and Dottle's specialty is the 
morning Milk Route. 

Hats off to the post — Coats off to the 

Sheet Metal 

by Marge and Ernie 


Hello Gong: 

Well, our departments have really been 
changing around — I never know where to 
find you and you never know where to find 
me! But they have me cornered now, up 
here where I can look down over oil three 
of my departments at the some time. I'm 
really hanging by my heels in the rafters 
these days, but I'm sure we will all like the 
new change just mighty fine when we get 
completely settled. 

We really claim to hold the records for 
perfect attendance in Sheet Metal. Last 
week I told you about MARY McFARLANE 
in Dept. No. 2 who passed her two year mark 
without ever being absent or having a single 
pass out. Imagine my surprise to find that 
WALTER THORPE of Dept. No. 3 will hove 
been here FIVE years the first of December 
and has never been absent. I know these 
two hold the record in Sheet Metal Dept., 
and I defy any man or woman in the plant 
to beat these records. If you con — let me 
know about it. No foolin' tho, these two 
people deserve a lot of credit and we're 
mighty proud of them. 

A. T. STONEHOUSE is bock from his va- 
cation looking hail and hearty and fit as a 
fiddle. O. D. DORSEY of Dept. No. 3 is bock 
with us after three weeks off due to a 
smashed finger. F. A. ROBBINS was on the 
sick list last week, too. CHARLIE FRANTZ 
is down with a bad bock at the present time 

and we sure do miss him. Funny how un- 
important we think our backs ore until they 
suddenly don't work for us any more! Just 
ask yours truly! 

Deer hunting season opened with a bang, 
but to date, I hove not seen any deer. There 
hove been some awful banged ond skinned 
up hunters, tho. JIM FITZGERALD got ex- 
cited and fell off a ledge into a cactus and 
you can imagine his condition. There has 
been an awful lot of barked up shins since 
hunting season started! Those deer ore 
probably having one big laugh at all the 
crips that have been limping home. 

MIRE are bock in Dept. No. 3 with their 
cowling. They were formerly over in Ex- 
perimental Dept. Welcome home! 

OSCAR WARDEN was laid up a few days 
when he stepped off a platform down here 
into thin air. Oscar, you are not as young 
as you used to be, you know, and that con- 
crete floor is no mattress! 

Remember whenever you go by to turn in 
your news to me. This is your column and 
you will have to tell me what you want in it. 


Hi, again, everyone. 

Dept. I can now hold its head up and 
shout, too, and I wish you would watch ROY 
and AL strut — they're proud as punch. 

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Reason? ? ? They now have a Department 
Clerk, and a very sweet person she is. May 
I introduce MADGE BLEDSOE — Department 
Clerk for Cutting and Routing. So, now all 
you Cutters and Routers can tell your 
troubles to Madge. She'll take core of them 
beautifully. And all of us hope that you like 
it here, Madge. 

Incidentally, Madge is married to a very 
charming young man who is now overseas 
flying airplanes for our Uncle. And BETTY, 
Clerk in Dept. 2, is married to a very hand- 
some Marine Corps Corporal who served on 
Guadalcanal and is again overseas. That 
explains why Betty gets very, ver-ee cross 
if anyone speaks ill of the illustrious Corps. 

Congratulations to JESSE PEREZ in Dept. 
I, who is the proud father of a baby girl 
born on Sept. 16. The little girl has been 
named Lupe. So, welcome to this funny old 
world of ours, Lupe. 

Mr. Pinney went on a vacation, 
He went to shoot a deer, 
Mr. Pinney's back at work. 
His shooting record clear. 
The deer just didn't wont to die. 
And be cooked until well-done, 
So didn't wander very near 
Mr. Pinney and his gun. 

Anyhow, Sam soys, he shot some rabbits. 
For shame! ! 

What is all this double-talk stuff that 
STEGNER has been cooking up lately? Does 
anyone, aside from BALDWIN (who claims 
he does) understand what it's all about?? 
And while we're on the subject of Stegner, 
is it TRUE that he once played Right- 
Squint on a Peek-a-Boo Team?? 

Everyone in Dept. 2 was glad to welcome 
ETHYLE SZARAFINSKI back on Sept. 25. 
Ethyle has been out for quite some time due 
to on injury, but soys that she's ever so 
glad to be back at her old place on the 
Punch Presses. On Sept. 26, BILL RUN- 
NELS' Punch Press group served coffee and 
doughnuts at rest period in honor of Ethyle's 
were there. It's grand to have you back, 
Ethyle, really grand. 

Any peculiar or absent-minded actions on 
the part of HELEN STRANGE may be ex- 
plained by the fact that she recently receiv- 
ed a telephone coll from her ■ husband. 
What's so unusual about that?? He has just 
returned from overseas and expects to be 
in San Diego very soon. We're ell very glad 
for you, Helen, even if some can't resist a 
bit of teasing. 

RICHARD WELLS, assistant-foreman In 
SM Assembly, and known variously as Dick 
or R. G., is bock at his old place after his 
sojourn in Final Assembly Building. 

Returned vacationers this time Include 
LENE CONN. Those who have returned 
from leaves of absence are THEDA DEN- 

'Tis sorry we are to hear that SHIRLEY 
DENNIS must take an extension on her 
leave because of ill health. We are hoping 
that Shirley will be back with us soon and 
feeling much better. 

Till next time, I'll be seeing you around. 




(Continued from page 7) 

musical career, I decided to continue my 

At San Diego State, Brotinerton wallowed 
happily in calculus, aerodynamics, electricity, 
and every other scientific subject available. 
After leaving school in 1931 he set out to 
conquer the engineering world, but found 
himself balked in the very first stage of 
conquest. In other words, there were no 
engineering jobs open in 1931. 

Thousands of other young men were re- 
ceiving similar setbacks that year, and many 
of them became understandably irritated. 
However, Brotherton retained his optimism 
and went looking for a job, however humble, 
in any field which might lead to a business 
or scientific career. Eventually he found 
one as a messenger and bookkeeper for the 
First National Bank. He promptly began 
devoting his evenings to a study of the bank- 
ing business, taking night school classes at 
the American Institute of Banking. 

The study of banking has been indirectly 
helpful to Brotherton many times since, but 
it paid him no cash dividends at the time, 
because he left First Notional in order to 
take a job with the San Diego Gas and 
Electric Company. 

For the next ten years he stayed with the 
company. He began in the Valuation de- 
partment, moved after six months into the 
Sales department (where he won the de- 
partment-wide sales contest in his second 
month of selling) and proceeded five years 
later to the Commercial Lighting depart- 
ment, where he visited every store, office 
and commercial user of electricity from 
Oceonside to San Ysidro. "It was my job 
to make the actual blueprints for electrical 
installations, and also to act as liaison man 
between the contractor and the users of 
electricity," Brotherton recalls. "It was 
pretty strenuous sometimes, but marvelous 

About seven years ago, Brotherton became 
keenly interested in civic activities, and 
joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce. 
"This was an open sesame for me," he soys. 
"It opened new opportunities, and made 
dozens of friends for me," For the last four 
years, he has been chairman of the speak- 
ers' bureau of the San Diego War Chest 
and the Community Chest. He is now pres- 
ident of the Junior Chamber, having previ- 
ously served as its vice-president for two 
years and as chairman of its Army-Navy 
committee for three years. He also occupies 
a place on the board of directors of the 
Senior Chamber and of the Army and Navy 

Brotherton is married to a National City 
girl he met at State College. They have two 
children — Goyle, 3'/2, and Gary, I Vi. "My 
wife has been a wonderful listener all these 
years," he says. "She listens to me prac- 
ticing every speech I have to moke, and 
gives me a lot of pertinent criticisms." 

Bill admits that ever since he became in- 
volved in community affairs he has been 
hankering after a job in the field of public 
relations. When the opportunity presented 
itself lost spring, he entered our Public Re- 
lations department to carry out a two-fold 
job: public speaker and publicity writer. 

The Ryan Company hod felt for some 
time that it needed a top-flight speaker to 
represent it at service clubs and civic or- 
ganizations. Requests for talks on aviation 
are constantly coming in from all kinds of 

Son Diego groups, and in the past the com- 
pany has been hard-pressed to satisfy these 
requests. But since Brotherton joined thi 
company in June, all invitations have been 
accepted promptly, and Brotherton has filled 
them. He has given his forty-minute talk 
on "The Story Behind the Industrial Record 
of Aviation" no less than twenty-four times 
all over San Diego County. 

Brotherton is the rare type of speaker 
who con be dynamic without being bom- 
bastic. He gives a colorful, enthusiastic talk 
which invariably wins his audience's liking 
because of his own warmth and friendliness. 
In his speech he does a good selling job not 
only for Ryan but for the whole aircraft in- 
dustry, and has been making friends for the 
company wherever he goes. Recently an in- 
fluential business executive from Santa Bar- 
bara heard Brotherton speak here, and be- 
came so enthused that he talked the com- 
pany into allowing Brotherton to go to Santo 
Barbara to repeat the talk there. 

Ryan's publicity staff has likewise been 
hard-pressed by requests from technical 
magazines for articles on the technical inno- 

vations which Ryan has pioneered. Most 
of these subjects were far over the heods of 
the writers in the Public Relations deport- 
ment, who hod had wide journalistic training 
but little technical background. When 
Brotherton joined the department, his knowl- 
edge of engineering and other scientific 
subjects mode it easy for him to write for 
the abstruse journals which were begging for 
detailed descriptions of many of Ryan's new 
factory processes. The technical articles he 
has been turning out hove made technicoi 
men all over America more keenly aware of 
this company's leadership in production and 

It is part of this country's folk-lore thot 
technical men are supposed to be poor mix- 
ers. But Bill Brotherton is the living refu- 
tation of this myth. He likes nothing better 
than to get out and rub elbows with the 
masses, and finds making friends as easy as 
breathing. He epitomizes the old saying, 
"If you like people, they'll like you," and 
everybody likes Bill Brotherton. The pri- 
vately-expressed opinion of his acquaint- 
ances is that "That young man is really 
going places." 

tUc ^utetne o^ Scut 'Die^ 

Through his post experience with civic organizations and the Chamber of Com- 
merce, Bill Brotherton is highly optimistic about San Diego's industrial future. "This 
city has one of the greatest opportunities ever offered any city to become on import- 
ant transshipment port," he soys. "When the great new Pacific markets are opened 
up. Son Diego will be the first port of coll for all shipping that comes through the 
Panoma Canal from Europe, Africa, and the eastern United States. 

"This means that goods can be brought into our port, trucked and sold in cities 
within 200 miles of us before these some goods could be token by ship to the next 
port of call. Also, it gives us the logical position for supplying ships with food, fuel 
and supplies at the last opportunity before they leave the United States to go 
through the Canal. 

"We have a real responsibility to serve such inland states as Arizona, New 
Mexico and Nevada, which hove no ports. Within the three counties of San Diego, 
Imperial, and Yuma, there are 600,000 people with an annual income of 
$885,000,000. This tremendous market should logically use Son Diego's port for 

"All these possibilities will become realities as soon as we get the necessary 
port facilities and transportation improvements. We need to develop a high-speed 
highway to the Imperial Valley and to the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside. 

"Remember that San Diego, after the war, will hove four great sources 
of income: Industry, the Navy, Tourists, and Agriculture (we ore 23rd in production 
among all the counties in the United States). We will have problems, but those 
very problems will become our opportunities." 

Mae McKenzie, of Factory Transporta- 
tion, has a husband, J. Ross McKen- 
zie, SK 2/c, right, now stationed at 
the Section Base in Son Diego. Her 
brother, left, Capt. H. C. Scranton, is 
a bombardier on South Pacific duty. 

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There are admittedly several methods of 
making a drawing change. I do not refer of 
course to such things as making a drawing 
change Into o nice cold bottle of Budweiser, 
as this is sheer necromancy and is to be 
frowned upon as not only being trivial, but 
also withdrawing drawings from the system. 
I refer to the proper methods of incorporat- 
ing E.O.'s, and to presume to favor one 
system over another is to invite trouble. This 
very point was partly responsible for the 
Reformation, the schism between the Ghi- 
bellines and Guelphs, and the feuding be- 
tween the Hatfields and McCoys. So I have 
chosen the most conservative system, and I 
present it with fear and trembling. 

When does a drawing require a change? 
The usual method of determining this criti- 
cal condition, especially in the wing and 
fuselage groups, is to weigh the E.O.'s. If 
their total weight is over five pounds, in- 
corporation is called for; but other groups 
may find it handier to compare the picture 
of the part on the drawing with the picture 
on the lost E.O. If there is no resemblance 
whatsoever, on incorporation is crying to be 

Which drawing shall I work on? This, too, 
is a difficult problem. Unimaginative people 
go through their drawings in numerical order; 
others, alphabetically; it was once the cus- 
tom to put all cords in a drum and have a 
small, blindfolded girl select one at random, 
while bagpipes played and people gnawed 
their fingernails. Perhaps the simplest 
method is the one the Controls group uses: 
it has purchased a small trained parakeet 
which will, when a small coin is given to 
Mr. Goebel, cleverly pull out a cord with its 

The next step is to obtain a copy of the 
blueprint. Roughly, all blueprints may be 
divided into three dosses: 

( 1 ) Those in the system with a change. 

(2) Those in the system with an E.O. 

(3) Those returned to the vault "yester- 

A certain number of blueprints ore kept 
in the vault files for decorative or decoy 
purposes, but these are never used by any- 
body, so it is futile to ask for them. A quick 
way to locate a blueprint is to hire a blood- 
hound. Let the bloodhound smell a copy of 
an E.O. that belongs to the desired drawing, 
and it will track it down in short order. 
Usually it (the blueprint) will be found in 
the back of a drawer belonging to somebody 
who had the foresight to realize that he 
might be needing it again in a couple of 
months, so why turn it in? 

Next, obtain the original. This is also 
filed in the vault, theoretically. It may, how- 
ever, hove been sent to Moot Point, Oregon, 
for some mysterious reason, or it may be in 
the Change group; if the latter, then not 
even the bloodhound will do you any good. 
When at the vault, you might do worse than 

improve your cultural background by reciting 
that sonnet of Milton's which begins, "When 
I consider how my time is spent," and which 
ends, "They also serve who only stand and 

Having, pack-rot-like, accumulated all 
these goodies: blueprint, B/M, original, 
E.O.'s, OCR's, DCN's, release slips, bubble 
pipe, erasers, you may now sit down and 
moke the changes indicated. Under certain 
conditions, though. A cursory (and I do 
mean cursory) glance reveals that the fabri- 
cators of the E.O.'s have with diabolical in- 
genuity planned their changes so that there 
is absolutely no room left on the drawing 
in which to put them; they hove been abetted 
in this scheme by some mute inglorious 
Salvador Dali in Illustration, who has filled 
a sole remaining corner with a not unhumor- 
ous visualization of the port. Well, the thing 
to do is erase: a simple enough solution, 
were it not for the fact that the orir,inal 
draftsman, formerly an engraver by trade, 
had used a 1 OH indelible pencil to make 
the drawing with. But carry on 

It may also happen that the information 
on the E.O. is not clear — a peradventure 
which has been known to have happened 
once or twice. In this cose, do not hesitate 
to seek out the author of the information; 
unfortunately, you will find that he is either 
in the South Pacific now, or else a victim 
of amnesia. As a lost resort, look up the 
layout; but that is a sorry consolation. Per- 
sonally, I find that a rigorous training in 
translating old Rosetto Stones helps in un- 
derstanding layouts that ore miode by other 
people; others think that reconstructing o 
triceratops from a single upper bicuspid is 
better practice. 

Having mode the change, you must now 
(for punishment, I presume) write the title 
of the drawing one hundred times, on various 
pieces of paper. The title is invariably some- 
thing like this: LINK— FUS. STA. 101.276 
do not try to abbreviate too much, or teacher 
will make you do it all over again! Happy 
the person who works on WASHER — SPE- 
CIAL; thrice happy he who writes PLATE — 

Then lounch your drowing-chonge into 
the system, cracking a bottle of champagne 
over it to speed it on its way. If you have 
mode grave errors in the change, it will be 
routed so that no checker ever sees it; but 
if it is well-nigh perfect, it will come bock 
with a heated note saying that one bubble 
was found to be 21/64 rather than 5/16 in 
diameter. In any case, as soon as the change 
has been printed and released, you will find 
that some happy untrommeled spirit has 
written six more E.O.'s against it in the 

All that, of course, is the hard way to 
make a drawing change. By far the simpler 
is to say, "Miss So-and-So, I have to work 
on a new layout now. Could you please moke 
these drawing changes for me?" 

Stacks 'n' Stuff 

by Manny Fohlde 

'Way down in this end of the factory 
building someone kicked over o packing case, 
let it lie, and finally got around to hanging 
a door on it. A bit of black paint has been 
daubed on the door giving notice to all who 
take time to read that here is the Manifold 
Development department. 

If you are the venturesome type or hove 
had any experience with obstacle racing you 
might take a chance with life and limb and 
attempt a squeeze play or two through the 
maze of jigs and fixtures which jam the 
joint and learn what goes on behind the 
gray painted walls. If this doesn't strike 
you as an appealing sport, you'll just have 
to depend on rumor for your information. 

It is rumored that here, of all places, 
manifolds dreamed up by energetic engi- 
neers who may have been suffering from dys- 
pepsia or some like ailment, are started 
from next to scratch, (the preliminary 
scratching having been done by the engi- 
neer), nursed along through their adolescent 
stages and finally, after all of the kinks 
have been ironed out, (there ore no doubt 
few bold enough to argue this point) are 
released to the shop for production. 

The personnel of this department is a 
gang of imaginative guys who, on the most 
port, hove been working together for Ryan 
at least four years, picking up during this 
time a collective wealth of "know how." 
Hear! Hear! The only thing conspicuous by 
its absence here is the "spreading chestnut 
tree," and if Sales or Engineering decides 
it would be a good idea to have one, we 
can make that too! 

"Cowboy" JOE WEDGE, as he is affec- 
tionately dubbed by his many friends on 
second shift, took me on a tour of his ranch 
the other Sunday afternoon to show me some 
sites he has bordering the lake formed by 
San Vicente Dam. They looked so good 
to me that I thought I'd pass it along to 
you. Here Joe has a spot that appears to 
be miles from civilization, right on the edge 
of o large lake where plenty of boating and 
fishing are to be ovoilable, plenty of oak 
trees for shade and yet only o thirty-minute 
drive from town; a spot where a working 
man might spend a week-end without using 
all his "off time" in driving to get there 
only to have to turn around and head back 
to town in order to reach his work on time. 
If you are looking for an ideal spot for a 
mountain retreat, contact Joe any evening 
in the Tailpipe area and talk it over with 

My friend SLIM COATS strode to his desk 
in Engineering the other day accompanied 
by the strains of "Pony Boy" whistled in 
various degrees of unison by the gang. He 
didn't think much about it until he started 
to sect himself and found where his chair 
usually stood the bunch had placed a saddle 
complete with accessories. 

I'm playing this by ear as I didn't actu- 
ally witness the event, but I suppose the 
presentotion was inspired by the thought 
that Slim should get himself in the saddle. 
Needless to soy Slim was pleased no end. 

Well kiddies, if you're still here, the 
"stuff" is no doubt getting stuffy so will 
stuff it away until next time. 




(Continued from page 9) 

all over the country, asking if they had 
openings for the various types of employees 
whom Ryan was being forced to lay off. As 
replies come in, he followed up by telephone 
or special delivery letter, with a detailed 
description of the talents and background 
of each employee in whom the prospective 
employer was interested. Such detailed rec- 
ommendations made it possible for many 
workers to get much better offers than they 
could have unaided. 

By the time negotiations had been com- 
pleted with outside employers, and Col- 
train and Saye had finished their on-the- 
spot interviews, 86% of the Ryan Field 
employees had new jobs awaiting them, even 
before their old ones were ended. Of these, 
50% went to other employers, 1 1 % to the 
military services and 25% were placed in 
other jobs in the Ryan organization — either 
at the factory or the other Ryan school at 
Hemet, California, which is still going full 
blast on Army flight training. Ryan moved 
the household belongings and other equip- 
ment of all these employees to Son Diego 
or Hemet, without charge. 

However, many Ryan workers preferred to 
stay in Arizona, either for reasons of health 
or because they were long-time settled resi- 
dents of the state. Ryan worked out a sep- 
arate program for placement of all these 
employees. In collaboration with the U. S. 
Employment Service, it arranged for em- 
ployment representatives of all other leading 
Arizona enterprises — Davis-Monthan and 
Morono air fields, Convair's Tucson plant, 
Goodyear's Phoenix factory, the Southern 
Pacific Railroad, the airlines, the Veterans' 
Hospital and even the Woes — to spend a 
day at Ryan Field interviewing employees 
and explaining job openings in each organi- 
zation. Thus each employee hod a choice 
of several good jobs — and each employer 
hod a chance at Ryan's pool of manpower. 
Of the 14% who did not go to other jobs, 
nearly all declined to take advantage of 
Ryan's placement program because of per- 
sonal plans of their own. 

Ryan executives feel the expenditure for 
this elaborate placement program was thor- 
oughly justified, because it helped speed up 
the war effort through quick utilization of 
the manpower turned loose when Ryan Field 
closed. They're feeling rather proud, too, 
that this placement program succeeded so 
brilliantly — because it bocks up more im- 
pressively than ever the famous company 
slogan that Ryan is "A Better Place to 




Well, look who's walking down the aisle 
this morning . . . MISS PEGGY PAASKE 
dressed in the latest informal fashion — 
bobby socks, station wagon coot and ban- 
dana. You con always look to this charm- 
ing miss for the latest in novel creations, 
and I do mean novel. 

MISS "BUTCH" SANFORD is following 
closely at her heels. "Butch" is now the 
mother of a 25 pound cinnamon colored 
cocker spaniel which she has christened 
Sherry. Poor dear, she leads a dog's life 
(Sherry, I mean) waiting for "Butch" to 
come home and amuse her after a long lonely 
day trying her dog-gonedest to keep the 
apartment in a mess for her mistress. 

There went SMITTY up the aisle, stroll- 
ing to his desk with his usual pipe and to- 
bacco in his clutches. What would Smitty 
be without his tobacco? ... a lost soul, 

At my right sits Little Red Riding Hood. 
MARY WILLIAMSON says that she has 
good intentions of buying something besides 
this brilliant shade, but just can't seem to 
resist it. A very sweet little gal, this Mary 
. . . pretty too, but don't tell her this, it 
makes her mad. 

Little (?) ROSEMARIE HAINES (I should 
talk) looks mighty cute with her shorn 
locks. For a while they called her "Poodles" 
. . . quite apropos with her big brown eyes 
and her curly brunette ringlets. Not to 
change the subject, but just ask her about 
her three quarts (not what you're thinking 
of) . Doctor's orders are to drink three 

quarts of liquids daily, but this young miss 
sticks to water and fruit juices like all good 
(?) girls. 

By the way, has anyone asked JOE WIL- 
LIAMS when he is going to take another 
little trip up the coast? He and his wife 
spent a very enjoyable night near Laguno 
Beach a couple of week ends ago all curled 
up in his car for a little shut eye. It seems 
as if all hotels, auto courts, tents, trailer 
courts, apartments and park benches were 
token from here to L. A. so what could he 
do? Of course, the next morning a few 
vertebrae were twisted, not to mention a 
stiff neck and a chorleyhorse, but outside 
of that, Joe felt like a million . . . like o 
million joints were out of place. Ah, there's 
nothing like the west coast for relaxation 
and diversion!! 

Now let's go bock to victory hair bobs 
(nothing like getting you readers good and 
confused ... I know I am constantly that 
way and misery loves company). Anyway, 
PAT LINDGREN, knowing her better half 
simply loves and adores long hair, cuts hers 
off to within on inch of her life and I'm 
not exaggerating. However, it becomes her, 
thank goodness, and she sweetly states that 
"Lindy will just hove to get used to it." 
Pat's the home-loving type . . . always 
trying to do the right thing and hoping like 
mod that Lindy won't be too impatient with 
her if she does just the opposite from what 
he wants. 

Hove you heard the service man's con- 
stant prayer? "Oh, Lord, please keep her 
safe, sound and single." Well, I thought it 

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was pretty clever . . . what do you guys 
want . . . egg in your beer? 

Guess I'd better let you go so that you 
can all hove plenty of time to think of a 
good answer to this "Winchell" report. Be- 
fore I close, however, just a reminder for 
you to get those overseas Christmas pack- 
ages off before October 1 5 rolls by. Why 
I remembered is beyond me . some- 

times I'm sharp that way, though! 

Marge West 
Keeng Kelly 

Dees Kelly guy he's wan smart keed, 
Dey mak heem Keeng in bowling league. 
He say "De wan who gets my crown. 
He mus' tok ball and knock me down." 
So all de odder bowling boys 
Dey tak de ball and mak de noise, 
Dey run oop fast and tro' de ball 

But dam ten pins weel not fall; 

Dey drink de beer and stomp de floor 
But dis don' mak for dem good score. 
So Kelly sit dere quite serene 
Wid bowling crown on top his bean. 
But soon somebody use de mop 
And den old Kelly go ko-flop. 

Vitush Pizzallo (Hibbord). 

By Elizabefh Mitchell 

The limelight in the field of sports re- 
veals a newly organized Second Shift Trio 
Bowling League. After two rounds of play, 
the team standings are as follows: 

Thunderbolts Won 6, Lost 

Hellcats Won 6, Lost 


Avengers Won 0, Lost 6 

Mustangs Won 0, Lost 6 


Come on Avengers and Mustangs, let's 
keep in the running. 

have bid farewell to their friends of this 
department and have joined the ranks of 
our alumni. These two people are greatly 
missed and we hope some day to see them 
bock at Ryan. 

A cordial welcome is extended to the 
following new recruits of the second shift: 

Second Anniversary at Ryan 

Congratulations ore in order for MARGE 
WEST, secretary to Joe Williams, as she 
has passed another milestone here at Ryan. 
Yes, Marge has typed millions of words on 
that red hot typewriter of hers during the 
lost two years and deserves a lot of credit 
for her excellent typing. 
New Recruits 

A big handshake is extended to the fol- 
lowing new members of our big family of 
the first shift: 

MARIE CONVERY of Bill of Material 

Ports group. 

DOROTHY JUNKER of Misc. Raw Mate- 
rial group. 

INA MOORE of Government Reports 


Do you know Little White 
Feather? Probably not by that 
name as he is known to his co- 
workers in Experimental as 
Kenny Workman. 

Kenny is a surprising fellow 
and has had o life full of ex- 
citing and colorful incidents. 
And why shouldn't he? After 
all not many of us can claim to 
having been born in a dressing 
room back stage at the Chicago 
Light Opera House — having a 
costume trunk for p cradle. 

At the tender age of three, 
Kenny mode his first stage ap- 
pearance with his parents 
which was only the beginning 
of his stage career. As he grew 
older, being a typical American 
fellow Kenny broke away from 
the home ties and decided to hit the rood alone. He did all right too, having sung 
with Paul Whiteman and Kay Kyser's orchestras and being billed over NBC as the 
"Whispering Tenor". 

Being of Indian descent, Kenny's stage career finally developed into his being 
an Indian dancer doing tribal dances which took him all over the United States 
and Europe. His dancing talents came by him naturally as his grandfather, who 
was his constant companion and teacher, was also an Indian dancer and had 
command performances in England before King George V and in Russia before the 
Czar. Kenny only recently returned from overseas where he was with a U. S. O. 
unit dancing for the boys over there. 

From his Indian ancestry, Kenny knows much of Indian lore and legend. "My 
great grandfather," Kenny admits, "was the instigator of the Dakota massacre." 
The costume and headdress which Kenny is wearing in the above picture actually 
belonged to his grandfather as did the moccasin which he is holding. He still uses 
these moccasins when doing his Indian dances. "Notice the beads on this moccasin, 
they're over 200 years old and ore mode from goat's milk — which, by the way, is 
a lost art — and the original sinew used to sew the beads on is still intact. Each of 
the 36 feathers in the headdress were earned the hard way by grandfather by 
deeds of bravery," mused Kenny, 

Kenny also explained the meaning of the intricate color combination, number 
of beads and their arrangement on his costume. "They represent the 17,000 
scalps which were taken by the Eagle Clan which my grandfather headed. 

"It has always surprised me how most people hove the wrong idea of what an 
Indian should look like. They think all Indians should have long black straight 
hair, block eyes, dark skin and be tall and sinewy. No wonder people never know 
I'm part Indian until I tell them." Kenny's appearance is a bit incongruous with 
the widely accepted idea of a typical Indian — he has curly hair, blue eyes and is 
slightly rotund and has a wonderful sense of humor. "I guess my French-Canadian 
blood has something to do with that," quips Kenny. 

"My wife has certainly played on important part in my career as she always 
accompanies me on the marimba for oil my dances. I met her in Los Angeles when 
she was playing in the Pasadena Symphony orchestra. At that time, I was play- 
ing in "Martha" with the Pasadena Players. She is known as the world's greatest 
woman trombone player and also ploys the drums and cello." 

Kenny is also on ex movie-star having played in twelve pictures. "Natural- 
ly, I always played the part of an Indian until that eventful day when my contract 
was cancelled because I unknowingly cut off my long braids. Kenny played in 
"Covered Wagon," "The Last of the Mohicans," "Heigh Ho Silver," and ''Redskin" 
with Richard Dix to mention a few. "It was great fun too," Kenny admits, "to 
get $15.00 every time I hod to fall off a horse in a battle scene." 

Kenny still has on opportunity now and then right here in Son Diego to do 
his Indian dances. Recently he appeared at an aircraft workers' dance at the 
Women's U. S. O. club. "I've got big plans right now, however, to stage an In- 
dian show at Lane Field this Fall and if transportation permits I'll hove all my 
Indian friends join in and we'll really stage a big pow-wow." 

17 — 

Here and 
There by 

Jonnie Johnson 

out here, so news 
building is rather 

Even though the Flying Reporter has gone 
to press many times without some contribu- 
tions from this direction, I'll try to get back 
in the harness and see what bits of news 
I can pick up. 

We ore quite alone 
and gossip outside our 

Our good friend and cohort EVELYN 
RE ID of Inspection Department left us last 
week and is now in Crib 5. We miss her like 
everything. We've all been together so long 
out here in the paint shop it's like one of a 
family leaving when they transfer. 

It's been a bit crowded lately out here. 
Tool Design moved in one section of our 
domain, and to moke room we hod to shore 
and share alike with what space we had. 
It's like having new neighbors and they are 
a nice bunch of people so we're glad to have 

As I said before tho — it's a bit crowded 
— in fact our old mother cot moved — kittens 
and all. Just where — no one knows. 

Just sow in the last issue of Flying Re- 
porter where our good friend PAT KELLY 
had gone. Am glad to know he joined a 
good branch of the service. Not that I 
don't think they're all swell — but I am 
just a bit prejudiced toward the Navy. Every- 
one wishes him the best of luck. 

Just read a letter from "Hutch" who 
worked in Final Assembly. He is doing fine 
over here at the U.S.N. L.C. and by his re- 
port he's learning things that will make him 
a good wife for some lucky girl, one of these 
days. More power to him and we all hope 
for the best. 

Sow several of my old friends and co- 
workers in Anodize Deportment one day last 
week. Seems good to be allowed to work 
in different departments — I started to say 
"able to work" and decided that was stress- 
ing it a bit too for. Anyway I enjoyed the 
day very much. 

"MA" EVENS is on the sick list this week. 
We wish you a speedy recovery "Mo". 

One of our Leodmen, BILL McBLAIR is 
bock from his vacation this week — also 
MARION SIMON. We missed you, kids! 

There has been considerable folk and dis- 
cussion going on, in and around the point 
shop about how to be a good wife, or some- 
thing like that. I'm telling you it's got me 
so undecided, I can't even write about it. 
But if there is anyone who has ideas they 
would like to have aired or thrashed out — 
bring them out here. Some good sound ideas 
might clear my thoughts a little. It seems 
the old fashioned and modern ones ore run- 
ning a close race. 

Of course we hove some in betweens, such 
OS war wives, working wives and both com- 
bined. To tell the truth it's gotten me so 
flustrated, I'm about to decide to stay 
single. I'll be sure to let you know how 
rhis progresses from time to time. 

Without further ado, I'll tie a knot in 
this line until next time. So long. 

Manifold Small Parts 

by Mariane Lightfoot 

Let's start with our foreman songster, 
shall we? BOB HARRIS recently spent part 
of his vacation putting in a cement runway 
at his lovely new home in Paradise Hills. 
By the way, have you ever seen the photo- 
graph Bob has of his attractive young sailor 
son who is seeing action in the Pacific? 

We were sorry to see leadman, C. L. 
BAKER, terminate lost week. Employed at 
Ryan for four years. Baker will now work 
in the open on a dairy form for his health. 
He was the recipient of a beautiful suede 
jacket presented to him by his many friends 
of the department. 

LES BOWEN'S department has a new arc 
tacker called "Kitty" whose given name is 
NATHA LEE. Isn't that quaint and lovely? 

Incidentally, hove you ever glimpsed Les' 
hosiery? Woo, woo! Nice and wild, but 
nice! By the way, ask him about his new 
pet, "Hoimon," who keeps him busy these 
days. And while discussing assistant fore- 
men, we hear that COOK has a little recre- 
ational sideline that you might be able to 
edge in on — it's interior decorating. In fact, 
we understand he is to write a book on 
"How to Win Your Wife's Love; or Painting 
the Living Room in Three Easy Hours." 
(If he can point as well as he selects his 
sport shirts he'll be plenty good!) 

LAURETTA WARREN transferred into 
our department from 1 5 and it is really 
their loss and our gain. She's a grand gal. 

For "What the Well Dressed Leadwoman 
Will Wear" see PEARL BROWN. She 
wears it! 

Winter is upon us! CHARLIE WELDON 
of Dispatching has put away his straw hat 
for a gray felt. 

ADDIE PORTER is busy having unhappy 
bouts with the dentist. 

Mystery!! Where was leadman DAVE 
WHITTIER the other night while VERNE 
MADISON was zipping about modly mut- 
tering about zippers? 

Leadman WALDO OPFER is at last on his 
long owoited vocation. Waldo hos not been 
late or obsent in two years. We bet he's 
busy working on something at home. That 
man doesn't know how to relax and take 
life eosy! 

MAMYE COTNER, oldest woman in length 
of service in Small Parts, celebrated her sec- 
ond yeor completed at Ryan's on the 25th. 
Congratulations Mamye! 

We ore sorry to know that MAMIE MIL- 
LARD has pneumonia and that BIRNIE 
BRIDWELL is ill with pleurisy. (They soy 
Bernie is all taped-up mummy style!) 
MARGARET MEEK is also on our sick list. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to both 
MRS. SMOCK whose husband was accident- 
ally killed recently and also to MRS. DeGIF- 
FORD who is on leave of absence, due to o 
death in the family. 

CLYDE REED, who is on leave of obsence 
in Utah because of his health, writes that 
he is feeling much better. Reed's Marine 
brother, Harold Reed of the fomous 2nd 
Division, is with him for the first time in 
over two years. 

If you've noticed thot new proud look on 
GEORGE HAY'S face lately, it's because of 

Tooling Rumors 

by lone and Kay 

Sorry — everyone — but we actually 
couldn't find enough time to even contribute 
one word to the Reporter last month. We're 
glad to be writing for the Reporter again 
and we promise to try and write every month 
from now on. 

First of all I'd like to introduce our new 
reporter. Her name? It's lONE, and I'm sure 
she will be glad to help moke our column 
more interesting. 

Our "New Employee List" is quite long 
this time. We have a total of forty-four. 
Their names are: G. BACA, E. BURROW, E. 

Gee, we hod four newcomers and all in 
one day too. Luckily ? ? ? for the boys, all 
four were girls. We poor females never get 
a break. As usual, MR. MUELLER was the 
head interviewer and "Chief" was the head 
— (censored). Where were all the rest? 
Busy working, of course. 

The Machine Shop is now located direct- 
ly across the isle from Tooling ond I do be- 
lieve everyone is glad to hove them as our 
next door neighbor. 

The Tool Room was very sorry to have 
BRAC and GRACIE leave us. BRAC return- 
ed to Denver with her husbond ond 
GRACIE has retired on account of — well — 
personal reasons. 

The poor girls! Every Tuesday it's the 
some thing over and over. All you hear all 
day long is "How about going to the wrest- 
ling matches with me tonight?" Thanks any- 
way boys, we appreciate it, but it seems that 
that place of amusement every Tuesday 
night is quite well-represented even if we 
don't consent to tag along. 

Does everyone know that the TOOLING 
GIRLS now hove o bowling team? They're 

little Sammy Allen Hay, newly arrived 
grandson who weighed in at 1 V2 pounds. 

And now if I may get personal for just 
a line or two, I'd like to take this chance 
to soy goodbye to all of our friends for 
both myself and for my husband Frank, of 
Dept. 1 5. It has been a grand two years 
that we have spent with "you-oll" and if 
you're ever down Atlanta, Georgia way, be 
sure to look us up. The column will con- 
tinue under the expert pen of DIANE 
SMITH who transferred from the Office 
to toke over my clerking duties. I'm sure 
you will all enjoy reading the department 
news as Diane writes it. The best of luck 
to everyone! 

Moriane Lightfoot. 

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known as the "Jiggers." Quite o name isn't 
it? If onyone would like to know the aver- 
ages of these girls, please consult one of 
the bowlers. All the overages ore secrets and 
probably will remain that way, but if you ore 
special friend, I'm sure they will give you 
a little information. 

Do all of you know what grand people we 
hove working here in the Tool Room? We're 
not fooling either, it's really one of the 
nicest ploces to work. Ask anyone who works 
in the Tool Room what a friendly atmos- 
phere we have and how wonderful our 
Foreman, Ass't Foremen, and Leadmen 
really are. 

We had another blessed event in our de- 
partment this month. DON POLLOCK is 
the proud papa of a baby girl which was 
born Sept. 2, 1944. She received a silver 
cup, a fork, and o spoon from the workers 
in this department. 

We've been wondering why EMILY RIT- 
TER has been looking so worried lately. 
We finolly solved the problem this morning. 
MR. BURT told us she has been tearing her 
hair out taking inventory. 

JOHNNY SWARTZ has been teaching 
at the Ford Building in the Balboa Pork for 
severol months ond is returning to the Tool 
Room ogain soon. 

L. DOLKEY, from our department raffled 
off one of his chow dogs a few weeks ago. 
Can you guess who won it? None other than 
your own reporter, lONE, and don't let any- 
one tell you number 13 is unlucky 'cause 
that was my number. 

Well, I guess that's all there is for this 
time — So long for now and we'll see you 
next month. 

A new class in Mathematics is 
scheduled to open at the Memorial 
Adult Evening School at 28th and 
Morcey Sts., on Tuesday evening, 
October 3rd. 

The class will meet regularly each 
Tuesday and Thursday evening from 
7 to 9 under the instruction of Mr. 
Anthony Colontoni. 

The class will include Algebra, 
Geometry, Trigonometry, etc. Specioi 
emphasis will be given to those phases 
of Moth which will meet the prac- 
tical needs of the students enrolled. 
The instruction is free and the class 
is open to oil adults IS yeors or over. 



(Continued from page 1 1 ) 

of building powerful engines. Up to recent- 
ly, their best product has 1450 h.p., os con- 
trasted with the 2,000-h.p. engine in both 
our Avenger and our Hellcat. From the 
standpoint of equipment, our greatest ad- 
vantage over the Japanese is still our guns. 
In the past year the Japs hove tried to build 
a gun modeled along the lines of our .50- 
caliber, which is possibly the greatest 
single piece of armament the war has de- 
veloped, including the rocket. The Japs' 
12.7mm. roughly corresponds in size to 
our .50-caliber. In performance, however, 
both guns are refreshingly inferior. The 
chief faults with them, according to an 
armament expert, is that they hove a slow 
rote of fire, they lack high muzzle velocity, 
and their ammunition is inferior. "Other- 
wise," the expert said, "they are wonderful." 
Even the Jap 20-mm. cannon won't pierce 
our planes' armor except at very close range. 
Our .50-caliber, on the other hand, will 
pierce any aircraft armor the Japs have. 

ESE AIR WAR is that, presumably, there 
are no well-known Jap aces. Of course it 
is quite possible that there ore no Jap aces, 
but it seems odd that the Jap radio pro- 
grams seldom extoll individual pilots. As 

this is written, no Jap pilots ore known 
by name to Americans fighting in the Pa- 
cific. Occasionally a Jap will turn up on one 
of their radio shows and tell some assorted 
lies about how the fighting is going, but no 
particular effort is made to publicize him 
individually. Often his name won't be used at 
all. Not long ago a group of Navy flyers at 
Efate were listening to a Jap broadcast which 
featured a dive bomber pilot. He was fairly 
modest about his bag of American fighters, 
saying he had knocked off eight in obout 
a week and a half, but added that he'd 
had fairly good luck with the surface ships. 
"I sink four aircraft carriers, three battle- 
ships and lots other things," he said. The Jap 
planes, he felt, were the best in the world, 
and the war was about over. All this came 
as quite a surprise to the boys at Efate; they 
said it was one of the most enjoyable broad- 
casts they'd heard since they'd been there. 
All in all, during the past year the Japs 
have exhibited a spectacular decline on all 
fronts. Certainly there is less and less evi- 
dence that they are the wonder fighters we 
foolishly allowed ourselves to believe at the 
outset of the war. They still should be 
fought carefully and with all possible vigor, 
but no longer should we approach them with 
a lack of confidence. The Jap flyer is erratic, 
uninspired, inaccurate and often fearful. By 
comparison, the overage American pilot is 
Superman with a .50-caliber gun. 

The Puddle Pushers 
On The Swing 

by Doris Williksen 

Bud Scroggs, Chief of Structures, expresses his appreciation for the swell work his 
steno pool did in getting out a typing job under the deadline by presenting them with 
a box of chocolates. Clockwise: Virginia Pixley, Scroggs' Girl Friday; Clarissa Riddle, 
Carolyn Clork, Coye Sligh, Rita Thompson and Sylvia Hatfield. 

— 19 — 

Remember toll, dork curly-haired JACK 
BALMER, arc welder and tennis player? 
Well, Jack is in the Navy now and writes his 
"hello" to all of his old friends. . . . Along 
the some line "DUTCH'S" CHARLES THOM- 
ASON writes from New Guinea. To them, 
and to all others like them, we send our 
best. . . . There was a picnic several weeks 
ago at Crystal Pier — four couples, including 
the "CHUCK" ROMEROS, "BECKY" and her 
attractive husband DICK, and "NIKKI" and 
LAURETTE WARREN with each on escort. 
It seems the affair was quite eventful! . . . 
MARY MacRAE and that very nice little 
NORMA BAKER of Maintenance are rabid 
aviation students. They spend many o week- 
end in Arizona totaling up their hours for 
solo flight. It sounds fun! . . . This left me 
gasping — remember how BILL MONTGOM- 
ERY used to wear his blue trousers in that 
half and half state? Well, as you have no 
doubt noticed, he now wears them ala waist 
style. Sez I to Bill, "How come? What 
happened?" "Oh," sez Bill, "since I've be- 
come a leadman my worries weigh me down 
enough as it is!!!" . . . Hear RUGG and his 
tonsils have separated. Won't that man 
ever learn to stay away from doctors! . . . 
Lost! One wristwatch: see RUTH JOE. . . . 
By the way, for five consecutive days there 
has not only been powdered bubbles in the 
soap containers, but you can actually get it 
out without pounding for three of your "al- 
lotted five minutes!" Could they hove been 
reading our minds about sledge hammers? 
. . . BOB and MICKEY KRAUSE still seem 
very much devoted and inseparable, but 
they don't seem to "thrive" on it. One good 
puff of wind would blow them away. . . . 
recently returned from pleasant holidays. 
Bob went fishing and fed the fish bait, he 
says! . . . "BOOTS' " bad cold leoves her as 
animated as a limp rag doll! Hurry and get 
well, "FALINE"! . . . GALE SIMPSON has 
transferred his welding equipment over to 
Tooling, while ROY WHITE has left us per- 
manently for New Mexico. To milk cows, 
claims he! . . . Don't you love that news- 
boy's carol: "Be honest with me!!!!!" . . . 
Because we know you aren't going to let 
"FLASH" down in writing that letter, here is 
his address: Private Ivan D. Cordon, A.S.N. 
39594795, Co. A., 92nd Inf. Tng. Br., Camp 
Roberts, Calif. . . . She bought nearly two 
hundred dollars worth of lovely new things 
and had her hair all glamored for a trip bock 
to Minnesota. Upon arriving there she 
promptly wired for her dungarees and weld- 
ing shirts as she planned to learn to milk a 
cow! — Who? — Ask her roommate SUE 
KUTCH. . . . The Rewelders' chant (parody 
on "Pistol Packing Momma"): "Lay that 
pencil down, babe. Lay that pencil down! 
Pinhole peeking mama. Lay that pencil 
down." And so I shall! — for now! . . . 
POSTSCRIPT to third and first shifts: I shall 
be glad to include any special news items 
that you may have. Though this column 
was created for the swingsters, as the title 
indicates, we always welcome additions. So 
come on. Gang, give!!!!!! 

Shipping Notes' 
and Quotes 

by Betty Jane Christenson 

Motto ; 
pockum - 

You makum — 
- and shippum ! 

we takum - 


The third shift in Shipping was discon- 
tinued on October 2 and the graveyard 
workers were transferred to day shift and 
swing shift respectively. Those who joined 
the day shift were GLORIA ZIMMERMAN 
and leadman E. C. RAGSDALE. ELIZA- 
BETH HEADD went on swing shift and KYLE 
K. WARD terminated. 

Additions from other shifts to day shift 
seems to be the general trend lately, for 
our pleasant inspector OLE SANWICK re- 
cently came off of swing shift to replace 
MAYDALENE RUHNOW. Ole is a retired 
fireman of San Diego who has unselfishly 
come out of retirement in order to do his 
bit to aid the war effort and we must say 
he is doing a fine job! Maydalene has found 
it necessary to stay home for awhile to care 
for her health besides filling the important 
position of "sweet little housewife." 

The one originol newcomer is that fine 
worker (we con say this because of the ex- 
ample he has already shown during his first 
days here) HENRY PEOPLES. Henry has 
spent most of his life in Arkansas and Okla- 
homa and has held some interesting posi- 
tions prior to his job here. For instance, he 
has been a tree surgeon for the government 
through the School of Agriculture, a Navy 

mon, and a steel carpenter in the shipyards 
in Son Francisco. Quite a background! 

DORRIS ANNE MOORE took a leave of 
absence to go to her hometown, Lockhart, 
Texas, to see her brother who is home on 
leave from overseas duty with the Merchant 
Marine. It is certainly grand that she could 
see him! — What a thrill, and looking ahead 
won't it be marvelous when all the brothers 
come home for that glorious reunion of fam- 
ily, friends, and country! JUNE LEEPER 
also took a leave in order to be with her 
husband, Clyde, who is home on furlough 
from the Santo Ana Air Base. And here's 
an interesting item — Clyde is a former em- 
ployee of our deportment. 

The members of the Shippers team reodily 
admit that bowling, so far for the winter 
season, is a touchy subject. Of course they 
expect to improve and as a matter of fact 
have already shown signs which began on 
the night of September 26th when they won 
three out of four points. In order to keep 
up on their news we might mention the 
names of the players. They are BESS KU- 
LANDER, team captain; JACK LATTMAN, 
combination of good sports like these fun- 
loving personalities gets together we can 
imagine what great fun their games are!! 

Here's a new wrinkle — Didja ever notice: 

The twinkle in OLIE OLSON'S eyes when 
funny remark has been mode, and the 
little gurgle that follows? (If not, you 
haven't lived!) 

That attractive Hollywood handpainted 
tie TOMMY GETZ flashes around every now 
and then. 

The slight English accent NORMAN 
HOWES gives out with? 

What a perfect match for steady faithful 
working partners JOHN GUBBINS and 

KENNY LOWE are? (They are even begin- 
ning to look alike, let alone hove many 
identical mannerisms — Yay!) 

What well dressed men wear? Such as 

What o neat hair-do DOROTHY LOCK- 
HART invariably displays day in and day 

EVELYN HAMILTON'S melodic Arkansas 

HELEN HALLACK'S speedy typing of 
"Now is the time for all good men to come 
to the aid of their country"? 

JOYCE FRATSCKE'S quiet, demure ways? 

PAUL FRASER with his jolly happy laugh 
along with his rapt attentiveness upon listen- 
ing to a humorous story (or any story)? 

DAD GEE'S steady attendance record? ( He 
has missed only eight hours in eight months) . 

This issue's "pat on the bock" goes to 
our very capable and faithful friend in the 
office — TUNIE NlEMl! Tunie is ever ready 
and willing to instruct and advise new office 
girls in their work and from our observation 
we feel you can't go wrong on a tip from 
her! By the time she reads this she will 
hove returned from her two weeks' vacation 
at her home in the hills of Wyoming! 

A bundle of thought: 

The City of happiness is found in the 
State of mind! 

* • • Gold Stars For Attendance • * * 

1 8 moni-hs of perfect- attendance is the 
record of Emil Fechener of the Mani- 
fold Welding Department. 

As we go to press, L. E. Syrios of the 
Manifold Welding is credited with hav- 
ing two years and two months of not 
being absent or tardy. 

— 20 — 

Joe Roderick alias Joe Silva of Mani- 
fold Assembly is another top-notch em- 
ployee with a top-notch attendance 
record. 'Tis four years for Joe without 
being absent. 

Inspection Notes 

by Bill Rossi 

Crib 3 — J. Thompson 

The old adage, "It never rains but what 
it pours," is certainly holding true in Crib 3 
this month. First thing, our new leadman, 
M. C. "JIM" RING, is confined to Paradise 
Valley hospital where he underwent on emer- 
gency appendectomy. After numerous com- 
plications, he is reported on the slow rood 
to recovery and hopes to be back with us 
before too long. 

Then, WIN ALDERSON, leadman in Crib 
3 for some three years, has left us flat. He 
has gone to the Laboratory where he will 
take care of the various airplane gauges, 
gages (which is it Win?) We wish you the 
best of success in your new undertaking. 
Win, and hope you'll drop into Crib 3 from 
time to time for a friendly chat. 

GORDON "TONY" TASCOTH will pinch- 
hit as leadman until Mr. Ring's return. Rest 
assured Tony, you'll have our wholehearted 

INEZ SOLAS returns from her vacation 
looking very much rested. 

We extend a hearty welcome to FRED 
HOLMQUIST who joins forces with Ryan 

We'll be seeing you from our new location 
with new floor space and more elbow room 
for better work and happier reports. 

Crib 4 — Bill Rossi 

Did you know that — 

ELEANORA AXLEN has c chuckle that's 
delightfully individual and effective? Every- 
one who hears it becomes happy. 

LENNIE CHESTNUT really jitterbugs down 
to the coffee wagon at 9:30 a. m.? 

CLARENCE FOWLER has been made lead- 
man of the small parts in Manifold In- 

ALICE JOHNSON will be gone from Ryan 
for several weeks? We hope she enjoys the 

BEVERLY MOORE claims she would like 
to change places with the Government by 
letting the Government keep her wages, and 
letting her keep the tax? 

A. G. SLY never seems to run down on 
energy and pleasantness. He's always got 
time to help you out and always with a 
smile — a great guy Sly! 

IDA THURNELL is happy again! She 
has lost her daughter but will gain a son 

CHRIS MILLER is one inspector that can 
handle a variety of jobs. 

K. H. SHEHI attended the "Ministers 
Convention" at George Pepperdine College 
in Los Angeles. 

D. Y. OLSON keeps me busy thinking up 
excuses why she shouldn't be taking my 
stools. I'll think of one yet that will stop her. 

FRANK MEMORY has recently received 
his new leadman badge. 

Crib 5 

Crib 5 extends our sympathy to "HAP" 
IRWIN in the loss of his mother. 

FORNES both have happy smiles for us now 
— the reason, both have moved into de- 
fense homes. 

ANNABELLE ITTER has that faraway 
look in her eye these days since her husband 
has left for unknown waters again. 

We welcome KAY BALLINGER on days. 
We know it's the night crib's loss and our 

Life would be pretty dull if we didn't have 
MR. GRIMES to keep us laughing. 

Final Assembly Crib 7 — M. Bolas 

We like to welcome back K. R. MELI 
who has been away since the first of this 

If you want to learn to wiggle your ears 
go to A. L. HALLAND. He has the girls 
in his department making all kinds of faces 
trying to accomplish this feat. 

We miss the "long drink of water," C. 
McAfee, who went on the night shift. 

Our new inspectors, C. H. HANLON, M. 
B. LAMB and B. NEWLAN, are a fine bunch 
of fellows. Welcome to Ryan, boys. 

Two flies were walking on the very color- 
ful and shining ceiling in a beautiful home. 

First Fly: I think the people in this house 
ore crazy. 

Second Fly: Why? 

First Fly: Because with a beautiful ceil- 
ing like this they still walk on the floor. 

"Pa, dear," wheedled the fond mama, 
"Bobbie's teacher wrote us a note, saying 
he must hove an encyclopedia." 

"Encyclopedia heck!" growled dad. "Let 
him walk to school like I did." 


Notes From 



0. c 

. Hudson 

fold Small Ports are proudly wearing their 
one-year pins. FRED POPE, leadman, will 
return to Third Shift shortly. GEORGE M. 
LANE, Small Parts leadman, is still fishing 
for sturgeon up at Lake Tahoe. RAYMOND 
HUDSON of Smoll Ports is leaving for First 
Shift. ELMER THORNQUIST of First Shift 
is coming on Third. "SHORTY" ENGLE, 
leadman of Small Parts will be missed by 
the crew as he goes back on First Shift 
October 2nd. 

Features we observe on Third Shift — the 
most laughing eyes belong to CORA 
PAQUET and the most observing eyes are 
.LOTTIE RUSSELL'S. That always well- 
groomed hair — GEORGE CHRISTIAN'S. 
The smiling mouth is none other than BILL 
OXLEY'S and the ruddy cheeks are BEN 
MOORE'S. The girl welder, JEWEL ASHTON, 
nos undaunted enthusiasm. For supreme 
dignity, we vote for LUCIAN UPDYKE 
(Tool Crib) . For constant courage, RITA 
KING, and the brilliant conversationalist, 
ELIZABETH BENNEVIES; and the good poli- 
tician, none other than PAT McFADDEN 
(Mechanical Maintenance). 

WILLIAM JURNEY is passing out the 
cigars because he is a new father now. 
Lucile King Jurney and Bill are proud in- 
deed of their fine daughter and so are we, 
PAQUET have just received First year pins. 

— 21 — 

A proud mama is the Paint Shop Mas- 
cot, with her four new kittens. Not a bit 
publicity shy either. 

RUTH J. LORD was pleasantly surprised 
on her 22nd birthday, Sept. 14th when 
MABEL QUARRY presented her with a 
homemade cake which was enjoyed by a 
group of friends at coffee period. You don't 
look that old, Ruth. 

SHEHI have just returned from their vaca- 
tions. We missed you "fellers" — at least 
some of the girls told us so. RUTH FON- 
TANA reports that her son and his business 
partner bock in Michigan were recently 
awarded on "E" pennant for outstanding 
production in their motor business. 

We learn that ARVO I. PARKS, leadman 
in Third Shift Stamping Department, Is one 
of the real "ole Timers" coming to work 
back in September, 1937, when the Ryan 
plant was still in its old original building. 
His eyes have beheld a wonderful progress 
of Ryan Aeronautical Compony. Speaking of 
progress reminds us that GEORGE KREBS, 
while with the 6th Regiment 1st Marine 
Brigade in Reykjavick, Iceland, had the 
pleasure of passing in review with the rest of 
the boys for Prime Minister Winston 
Churchill. Churchill had just returned from 
signing of the historic Atlantic Charter with 
President of the United States. 

We learn that LUCIAN UPDYKE in 
charge of Tool Crib (Down Shift) worked 
for several years with Mr. Denby in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. Denby is the inventor of the 
unique machine which forms and dips the 
wooden handle match. And too, that 
FRANK L. WALSH, Third Shift Foreman, 
knew Henry Ford personally, when he was 
in charge of a crew at Ford's Dearborn 

J. L. CHEATHAM has come in from 
Molder aircraft First Shift to Third. Some 
of the crew are to go on First shortly, more 
on this next time. 

So long: "The world is waiting for the 
sunrise" and we are leaving to "hit the 
hay," funny old world this. 

The two young ladies holding that luscious-looking birthday cake prefer to remain 
anonymous, but the one on the left made the arrangements for the coke which was 
presented to Richard "Dick" Williams, Night Foreman of Final Assembly, at his recent 
birthday party. For further details, see "Whispers From Final Swingsters." 

Whispers From 
Final Swingsters 

by U and Me 

Several hundred of us will not be "going 
bock" after the war. It is so nice to be able 
to enjoy outside living as one con here most 
all year in San Diego. (No member of any 
local club — right from the heart) . 

Wasn't that a grand large pretty coke 
the crowd gave MR. "DICK" WILLIAMS on 
his birthday? Even Mr. Williams had never 
had birthday cake that large before, with 
airplanes and flowers, ond was it delicious! 
When everyone hod gothered around did 
you notice how "The Boss" cut right down 
through with all the ease and groce that 
mode us think for a time we were in some 
swank club. The new bride, SARAH LAMB, 
took over and continued to cut. Mr. Wil- 
liams deeply appreciated all the thoughtful- 
ness and too, a "warm" thanks for the 
nice tailored coat. Don't forget "Dick" ev- 
ery stitch in that coat holds our best wishes 
for this to be one of your happiest years 

JOHNNIE WALKER has been on his vaca- 
tion, and does he look fine too. 

PAUL FLEISCHER soys there ore no deer 
way up thar. Take note of the extra hairs 

in that cookie duster Paul has, so the trip 
and mountain air did some good. 

We all wish happiness without end for 
SARAH and JERRY LAMB. Jerry was heard 
to say he liked Sarah from the first. She 
was such a good sport and always so kind 
everywhere and anywhere. Love built on 
that Jerry will always last. 

We would not forget to wish IRMA GID- 
EON lots of joy in her new home in La 
Jolla. Her husband who is overseas will be 
glad to learn of the home and to have the 
pleasure of returning to a home all their 
own. Now we are wondering if she will 
buy a motorcycle? She and her neighbors 
like them so well. About fifty folks found 
their way over to the housewarming and 
greatly enjoyed every moment. 

BETTY BLISS had a short leave to be 
with that certain party who was on leave. 

If you notice a happy glint in ROY CONK- 
LIN'S eye, it is because he has his own 
plane. Roy just loves flying and we are glad 
he con hove his own plane again. Have 
been asked if Roy was married. No, but 
he likes to "fly high." 

The folks speak of WANEVA as "the 
grandest person" — say she likes shrimp fried 
nice and brown; just ask her and see her 
face smile all over. 

So DICK STONE up and asks MYRTLE 
WEYANDT to be his wife — oh, another 
Ryan romance. Now when, we are asking. 

Say hove you heard this one — "You look 
worried, soldier. What's the matter?" "Aw, 
there's so many women in uniform these 
days we G. I.'s have to wait to see whether 
to salute or whistle." 

— 22 — 

Inventory Accounting Swing Shift had a 
gay party down Tijuana way — everyone was 
having a grand time — until they broke the 
key in the lock in the cor door! LOUISE 
DAVIS has been up in Oakland with her 
husband who has finally come bock to the 

HELEN KING is back to work after a trip 
home to be with her father during his last 
hours. Our deepest sympathies ore with you 
HELEN. Farewells were said to SHIRLEY 
KARLSON who left for Seattle to be with her 
husband in the service. 

K I ESTER ond CRIPE versus LELTER and 
SMETZER — Oh these pinochle games!!! 

LORRAINE FLETCHER is giving tabulating 
a good look over. LORRAINE started on 
the second shift, changed to third and is 
now on days. 

KATHERINE BANNER is convalescing 
after her recent appendectomy. 

BETTY KERSHAW, Timekeeping, is leav- 
ing on a three weeks' vacation. Lucky 
BETTY, going back to Illinois. 

We deeply mourn the loss of JEAN 
WRIGHT who passed away suddenly, Sep- 
tember 23rd. Our sincere sympathy is ex- 
tended to her husband and family. 

Welcome to CLEORA DAVIS in Accounts 
Receivable. CLEORA hails from I6wa. LA 
VERNE COLANTONI received word her 
brother is missing in action. Keep your 
spirits up LA VERNE — remember our Red 
Cross is doing a good job. We are sure he 
will turn up safe and sound. 

Have you been in the Accounts Payable 
department lately? The desks have a new 

We welcome PEGGY HENKEL who took 
over when AILENE McDANIALS changed to 
the second shift. 

CARL WHITE went on nights as leodmon. 
Congratulations on your promotion CARL! 

E. WOOLSEY transferred from Engineer- 
ing to take over CARL'S place on days. 

JOAN LeROY is on leove to meet her hus- 
band. Seems JOAN has had a job trying 
to catch up with him so he could see their 
twelve-month old daughter. 

Welcome to FRANCES WIMMER on sec- 
ond shift. 

BEA AUANT is with us after a thirty-day 
sick leave. WELCOME BEA. 

Those who remember JANET McLEOD 
formerly of Payroll will be interested to learn 
of the birth of JANET'S daughter on Sep- 
tember 1 3th. Congratulations JANET. 

MARY FREEL arrived bock from a three- 
week vacation looking like a million! 

ALBERTA JOLLY changed from second 
shift to days. 

We guess this just about covers the situ- 
ation. Now that DICK TRACY has caught 
the Brow and didn't elope with Gravel Gerty, 
we feel very relieved — so we'll be seeing you 
in the funny papers. 

Manifold Dispatching 

by Ben Smith 

When, back in August, FRANCES STAT- 
LER took over as Editor of the FLYING 
REPORTER, this column undertook to wel- 
come her to the job, predicting continued 
improvement for our fine little magazine 
under her editorial direction. Through some 
inadvertence, thot portion of the column wos 
deleted. Here and now, though belatedly, 
I want to say it again. Intervening issues 
have amply justified those prodictions and 
the management is to be congratulated on 
its choice for Editor. Frances and KEITH 
MONROE are both swell folks to know. 

Bock for a visit with his many friends at 
Ryan, lost month, RAY SANDERS, wearing 
that Air Force uniform like he was mode 
for it, was surely looking well. Life in the 
service seems to agree with Ray, and it is 
a safe bet that he will be right in there 
doing his part till the job is done. 

Another September visitor whom we were 
mighty glad to see, was JERRY RYAN, our 
former columnist. He, too, looked grand. 
Mentioning Jerry last issue, a typographical 
error placed him in the Army, though in 
fact he is in the Navy and he, too, seemed 
to fit the uniform. Come again, fellows, 
every time you can and we ore all pulling 
hold for the time when you con come bock 
for keeps. 

Among recent losses from our department 
to Uncle Sam's fighting forces were LAW- 
two fine kids we have enjoyed knowing and 
working with and will miss a lot. Happy 
landings, fellows. We won't forget. 

We ore proud of our department's repre- 
sentation in all branches of the service 
throughout the world. And that brings up 
the thought of how closely this war, being 
fought in another hemisphere, touches al- 
most every American home. Illustrative of 
that fact is the case of JOHN OAKES, out 
there doing his job in Pre-jig every day, 
while his four sons are seeing plenty of 
tough fighting in far flung places. One in 
the Aleutian Island campaign was wounded 
on Attu, recovered and is still carrying the 
war to Japan. Two landed with the famed 
36th Division on Salerno and are still out 
there somewhere carrying on, while the 
youngest, two years in the Navy, has seen 
plenty of action and lots of the world. Mrs. 
Oakes and their only daughter are both 
doing war work here at home. Is it any 
wonder that John, while longing for the 
peace and quietude of their ranch life, feels 
that the most important thing in all the 
world is to hasten the war's end? 

PEARL RAY, the little lady with the 
pleasant smile presiding at the desk in Drop 
Hammer, and MACK McGEE, the human 
dynamo shuffling the half stampings around 
in that area, are both newcomers to our 
department. Welcome, folks, and I know 
you find RALPH, BILL and LELAND swell 
fellows to work with. 

Some one has said that the world is full 
of willing people — some willing to do the 
work and others willing to let them do it. 
EDDIE HAEGER fits into the first classifica- 
tion. His willingness and ability to do the 
work in any area is a real asset to our 

MRS. WRIGHT who has so efficiently and 

cheerfully kept the production line supplied 
with small parts from the balcony, is now 
the A dispatcher in Jig and BOB HOPPER 
is the B dispatcher in that area. Congratu- 
lations. MORT tells me you have a cooper- 
ative bunch of production leadmen and I 
predict you will keep that station right on 
the beam. 

A letter just received from VAUGHN 
SHAMBLIN gives interesting details of his 
work with the A. A. F. He asked to be re- 
membered to all his friends at Ryan, and 
that means all who knew him, for Vaughn 
is a swell guy who did his job here and will 
do his job wherever he goes. 

Finding his auto court business in the 
Sun Valley district of Idaho stymied by war 
time conditions, GENE BASCOM come here 
to do war work and chose Ryan as the right 
place. He is helping LARRY LYNCH keep 
'em moving through Pre-jig on the second 
shift. We are oil pleased to see RUTH 
DAUGHERTY back at the dispatcher's desk 
there, fully recovered from her recent illness. 

DON Le MAIRE has been with our depart- 
ment several weeks now and is doing a good 
job helping JOYCE DONALDSON and 
ONITA ENGEL handle the Jig area on sec- 
ond shift. 

Some of you second shifters seeing GOR- 
DON GREER and KEN BARNES around so 
much at night, may think they hove trans- 
ferred from the day shift. Not so. They 
are putting in those extra hours to get done 
the extra work that has fallen to them. But 
they're not kicking. The entire personnel 
of our department is glad to do what it 
takes to get the job done, and kicking is 
not one of their characteristics. A nice 
thing about HAP'S "slave driving" is that 
he drives himself harder than he drives any- 
one else. 

It would be interesting to hove pedometer 
readings of the daily mileage covered by 
following through needed ports. ELEANOR 
FORSBERG might qualify as runner-up for 
them in her hunt for chart readings and 
other figures required by the office. OPA, 
please note. If any of them ask for addi- 
tional shoe stamps, they are entitled to 

Looks good to see ROBBIE ROBINSON 
bock in shipping. He and MACK make a 
real work team. All the rest of us need to 
do is get the manifolds finished and down 
to them. They'll speed them on their way 
to where they ore needed. 

ETHEL DAHLBERG has moved down from 
the balcony where, for months past, she and 
DEAN SMITH have nicely handled the small 
parts storage. Ethel is now the official 
disher-outer of those small parts to the 
production line. 

The astounding idea seems prevalent 
throughout the land, that belief in the near 
end of the war causes letdown in efforts 
to produce materials needed for fighting. 
Why? In Heaven's name, why? If forced 
to scale a high and dangerous cliff, where 
to fall meant certain death, would any sane 
person lessen his efforts when nearing a 
safe haven at the top? Men are dying out 
there, every hour. Will the last man to die 
like dying any better because it is near the 
end? Good news from the fronts and 
thoughts that the end may be near should 
only spur us on to still greater effort. Let's 
stay on the job and finish the job. Then, 
and then only, con we, with clear conscience, 
turn our thoughts and efforts to personal 
matters, and unashamed, meet the boys 
when they come back. 

— 23 — 

Flashes From Fuselage 

by Bettie Murren 

You all remember MARIE BLOMQUIST? 
She was the Clerk in Fuselage. We received 
on announcement of the arrival of her new 
daughter born Sept. 12, 1944. Sgt. and 
Mrs. Blomquist have given her the name of 
Sandra Lee. The best of everything to par- 
ents and daughter ore the wishes from 

BILLIE CLARKE has a new granddaugh- 
ter born this month, too. You'd never guess 
Billie was a grandmother unless I told you 
as she is one of our A-1 Riveters. Tsk, 
haven't times changed! All kidding aside, 
congratulations Billie. 

We wont to congratulate Pierson on his 
new niece too. Must be the first time he's 
been on Uncle as he certainly is proud. 

We hove our wanderers back again and 
they brought some new ones back with 
them. Sixty-four of our Department were 
transferred to Experimental for awhile, both 
1st and 2nd shifts. All ore bock safely in 
the Fuselage fold. I don't want to forget 
those three Foremen either, T. J. Johnson, 
Glen Johnson and S. V. Olson. Welcome 
home and to the new ones, glad to hove you 
with us. 

EDDIE CARVAJAL had a bithdoy lost 
week but he didn't let any of us know until 
almost quitting time and then tossed it off 
that it was almost over but there were a 
few licks given. 

LAWRENCE GODA was 1 8 on Sept. 27th 
and celebrated by registering for Selective 

TOMMY GARRETT has gained 10 lbs. 
and likes the Army fine but doesn't core for 
the rain in Washington. 

Speaking of soldiers, AL LAUBE of the 
Air Force visited his friends in Fuselage 

We hove o newcomer to the Depart- 
ment that we want to welcome — MAVA 

We have two girls that I know of on the 
Softball team LUCY KERNS and MAR- 
GARET KLEVE. There may be more so may- 
be they'll moke themselves known after 
reading this and I'll tell you about them. 

Perhaps you will remember me mention- 
ing the fact how much all of us in Fuselage 
enjoyed reading the humorous letters re- 
ceived by SCOTTY GALLEN from a friend 
over in Italy. After not hearing from him 
for two months, she received a letter from 
New York where Johnny is in the hospital. 
He's doing nicely and will get a furlough 
before long. 

VIOLA DRISCOLL hod a letter from her 
brother and he wrote that he had been able 
to spend 2 hours with her husband in Bel- 
gium. Strange things happen in wartime. 
When his vehicle broke down and hod to be 
towed in, Vi's brother had no idea that it 
would be his Brother-in-law's regiment. I'd 
coll that a lucky accident. 

Time to sign off now but will see you in 
next issue. 

Pings and Purrs 
From Power Plant 

by Idle Cutoff 

Power Plant has recently received a blood 
transfusion; a much needed shot in the arm. 
By that I mean an influx of new blood. 
Namely this transfusion consists of: BETH 
come to Power Plant. These people, with 
one exception, are newcomers to Ryan. The 
one exception, being of course, WES KOHL. 
Come in a little closer. I understand that 
several feminine hearts shifted into full 
feathered position when Wes left the Lab 
to join Power Plant. Do I hear a confirma- 
tion, SALLY and SUE.? 

To reverse my field, we miss MRS. NELL 
(Nellie to youse) JOHNSON. Well, our 
loss is Fuselage's gain. You're welcome MR. 

I heard in a round about way that, quote, 
the Fuselage group is red hot, end quote. 
At least the Fire Department was notified. 

It's amazin' how people survive vaca- 
tions. For example, MRS. PANOSH was 
back on time looking very chipper, DEL- 
PHINE TELFORD was back merely looking 

chipper. Seriously, Delphine, we hope your 
mother is completely recovered by now. 
LEONARD GORE, who managed to get home 
(North Carolina) showed another facet of 
his personality (pure deceit, I call it) to his 
roommate, ED SPICER. He sent a postcard 
depicting a moonshiner's still complete with 
quart fruit jars. So what does he send Power 
Plant? A picture of — a church, no less. 
Now I ask you? 

ER! Understand there is an aspirant to the 
exclusive one cartridge club in the person 
of BRUCE FALCONER. Incidentally Bruce, 
you haven't paid a visit to Power Plant in 
lo these many months. How come? 

GEORGE DITMARS apparently came out 
second best in an encounter with S. D. row- 
ing club Barnacles. Last report says "Bar- 
nacles' condition is as good as con be ex- 
pected." BOB CLOSE ditto except that all 
cases of metal drawings hove been cured or 
have shown definite signs of improvement. 
Both Ditmors and Close pack a mean limp at 
last report. Suggest that all metal drawings 
be made on .0001 stock to prevent recur- 
rence. (This applies to Barnacles also.) 

And as a misfitting finale we still have 
that sliver throated "owl or nothing so 
awful, or who ate the hollow ground razor 
soup?" Which reminds me, I haven't pol- 
ished MR. RALPH ERKSKINE'S new blue 
badge yet today, excuse me. 

Eric Faulwetfer, left. General Supervisor of SKeet Metal, congratulates Walter Thorpe 
and Mary McFarlane on having the best-known attendance records in the Sheet Metal 
Department. Walter Thorpe of Sheet Metal Assembly will have five years of service in 
December without being absent a day. Mary McFarlane of Sheet Metal Fabrication 
holds the title for women with two years service without being absent or having a single 
pass out. We agree, Eric, that congratulations are in order. 

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Cafeteria News 

by Potsun Panz 

Tucson's loss was Son Diego's gain insofar 
as the cafeteria is concerned. MARY BOND 
MRS. BERTHA BETZ ore among those trans- 
ferring from the recently closed Tucson 
School. We ore indeed happy to have them 
with us. Also that excellent cook, CHARLIE 
NECOMER and our new afternoon assistant 
be hard to find a more pleasant or copable 
person to fill this important position. Arnold 
was formsriy steward of the Tucson School 
and we are certainly glad to have him with 
us here in San Diego. 

and ROMALA KIHM hove returned to work 
to recover from their vacations. 

BERNADINE JONES is enjoying a visit 
from her mother, Mrs. H. P. Warren of Rock 
Island, Illinois. 

LILLY MAE BARR, that dynamic lead 
woman, is on leave due to illness. Believe 
me, she is certainly missed by her co-workers. 

HOMER CHANEY, our impressario of the 
kitchen range is now on the day shift. Extra 
good food will be the order of the day from 
here on out. 

Genial JEAN BOVET, the good humored 
boss of the cafeteria, has succumbed to va- 
cation fever. Lost report on his condition 
was that he is working two 10-hour shifts 
fixing up the old homestead. Who said va- 

ROBERT MOFFAT, that very busy morn- 
ing supervisor, is among the real early birds. 
Bob is on the job every day bright and early 
to see that the cafeteria maintains its on- 
the-beam service. 

We welcome to our Ryonite family 
NALDA CHARBONNAU. We hope you like 
our little family. 


Rbuub Cast and 
CammittBB Party 

Members of the cast and committee of 
"We Like It This Way" bade an opt and 
fond farewell to their working together on 
the highly successful musical review as they 
gathered together at a buffet supper and 
party at the Sholimar Cafe on Sunday, Sep- 
tember 24. 

It was a splendid party, and made all the 
brighter by the appearance of DORCAS 
COCHRANE, producer and director, who ar- 
rived from Hollywood midway through the 
evening to receive a warm greeting and to 
enjoy the fun. 

Hearty and tasty were the appetizing cold 
meats and salads arrayed on long tables — 
and prolonged and warming were the merry 
reminiscences of all present in rehashing 
the work and fun enjoyed during the pro- 
duction of "We Like It This Way." 

The Ryanites were not alone in celebrat- 
ing for the regular diners and dancers ot 
the cafe were treated to many excerpts from 
the show OS, with Kenny Gurtin taking over 
the orchestra dais, the show talent staged 
several impromptu floor shows that gained 
the same high approval previously won at 
the Russ Auditorium. 

Henry Aldrich, in person, greets Ryan 
workers in the luncheon area with 
the famous high-pitched "Coming 
Mother" that mode him a beloved port 
of every American household prior 

A thrill greeted Ryan workers on Friday, 
September 22 as the favorite star of many 
American homes stepped before the micro- 
phone in the luncheon area to do his "four- 
o-doy" for the Ryan family. It was none 
other than the original Henry Aldrich, whose 
nation-wide appearances as the star of the 
Aldrich Family program have made him 
synonymous with the typical American Boy. 

Henry, or more correctly Master Sgt. 
Ezra Stone of the United States Army Air 

Ryan cafeteria comes through as 
Henry Aldrich bemoans his hunger. 
Here, Henry expresses appreciation to 
Waitress Lily May Borr for "special 
delivery" service. 

Corps, stepped in and out of character as 
easily as o duck takes to water in combin- 
ing his talent for comedy with commercial 
'plugs' for his mess-motes, the 4th Air Force 
Flyers who were to appear in an Army wel- 
fare football game at Balboa Stadium that 

With catchy anecdotes intermingled with 
audience participation, 'that Aldrich Boy' 
cavorted before Ryan-ites in an interesting 

Barbara Lee, star of 4th Air Force 
show "You Bet Your Life," gives out 
with "I'll Be Seeing You" while Sgt. 
Ed Stirrea of the U. S. Army Air Corps 
supplies the incidental music. 

fifteen-minute program presented through 
Employee Service. Appearing at all lunch- 
eon periods and at 3 ;30 p. m., he drew 
record crowds to lough at his antics. 

With Henry Aldrich were Sgt. Ed. Stirrea, 
accomplished accordionist and Miss Barbara 
Lee, petite and pretty singer of popular 
songs, both of whom won high approval for 
their renditions of favorite tunes. 

The musicians together with Sgt. Stone 
ore appearing throughout the West in the 

"Whew!" says Henry Aldrich, "Why O^ 
do I ever have to leave Ryan." Rea- 
son for Henry's rapt attention is pretty 
Betty Christenson, Shipping Depart- ^ 
ment, and no stranger to the mike^ 

musical revue "You Bet Your Life" pro- 
duced by the 4th Air Force Flyers and di- 
rected by Stone. 

A long line of workers besieged Henry 
Aldrich following each show to triumphantly 
bear home to their families the signature of 
the famous boy, whose 'Coming Mother' will 
from henceforth mean more than ever be- 
fore OS it mokes its way through the loud- 
speaker in the family parlor. 

Shop Suggestion Huinrds 
made nt nil Lunch Periods 

All Ryan employees hod on opportunity 
on September 19th to witness the presenta- 
tion of awards for shop suggestion winners 
by Chief Yeoman J. L. Peebles, a veteran of 
Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal and extensive 
service in the South Pacific. 

Before making the actual presentation of 
awards. Chief Yeoman Peebles gave a very 
enlightening talk on the importance of the 
war in the Pacific and the port we all must 
ploy in the production job necessary to win 
out against the Japs. His speech was not 
full of pretty flowery phrases — it wasn't 
meant to be. He let us know the true color 
of the Japs we're fighting ond the under- 
handed tactics they use. "They don't pull 
any punches and think nothing of hitting 
below the belt," said Peebles. 

The following Ryan employees were pre- 
sented awards for their shop suggestions: 

Certificate of Merit 

Francis L. Jones, Roy L. Meek, E. L. Rich- 
ard, L. M. Grider, Bob Vizzini, F. W. 

Bronze Award 

William C. Baker, B. W. Floersch, Ruth 
L. Gates, James B. Lloyd, W. B. Powell, 
James J. Poschman, Joseph Leroy Conklin, 
H. D. Gerdes, Max L. Thompson, Betty F. 

Silver Award 

Robert Carmona, Ralph A. Clyde, L. A. 
Culver, Pete A. Jaeger, Edward L. Kumke, 
A. J. McCartney, Glenn L. Spader, Glenn 
Strickland, Dorothy Wheeler, E. M. Bald- 
ridge, Joe Flynn, Joseph J. Setter, James J. 
DeVinney, William F. Runnels. 

Gold Award 

Joseph K. Derr, F. E. Dungon, James 
Moorby, William B. Russell, Arvil O. Ander- 
son, Verne C. Madison. 

Those who were unable to be present at 
this shop suggestion presentation meeting, 
but whose awards were mailed to them ore: 

Albert L. Glaudine Certificate of Merit 

Dove K. Whittier Certificate of Merit 

Lelcnd Lefebure Bronze 

V. W. Dimple Bronze 

R. E. McDoniel Bronze 

William T. Mitchell Silver 

W. O. Bonkston Silver 

C. A. Krueger Gold 

H. S. Wisner, Jr Gold 

Financial awards (either War Bonds or 
War Stamps) went to the following people: 

D. L. Jervey 

$5.00 War Savings Stamps 
L. F. Harrington 

$7.50 War Savings Stamps 
Bob Swinehort 

$15.00 Wor Savings Stamps 
C. L. Hoffman 

$25.00 War Bond 
Wilbur D. Wimmer 

$75.00 War Bond 
H. W. Graham 

$100.00 in War Bonds and Stamps 
Joseph M. Lockwood 

$100.00 War Bond 

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Second Shift 
Drop Hammer News 

by Nozzle-Rack 

schedule — hence his resemblance to a 
shadow (a 250 pound shadow) . 

The way things have been changed so 
much around here lately, I wonder if I'll 
recognize the place when I return from my 
vocation which starts next week. If one 
starts down on aisle now, he'll probably 
find that he's in a dead-end one and will 
have to retrace his steps and try another 

SIDNEY BREESE of Planishing is vacation- 
ing in Los Angeles. . . . MIKE ROYBAL, 
hammer operator, has just returned from a 
trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, having visited 
his folks. . . . LEO SERVIS, operator of ham- 
mer No. 17 is back again after having a 
tussle with the flu bug. 

BOB PEARCY is our loss and the first 
shift's gain as he has been transferred to 
that shift and is in charge of Planishing. 

Planishing gave JACK FIELDS, leadman, 
a birthday party Monday, October 2nd, and 
they really did a grand job of it. A few 
days earlier, the drop-hammer gang pre- 
sented wonderful pottery set to CHUCK 
CARLSON as a wedding gift. We quote. 
Chuck; "Boy, that was a honey of o set and 
we appreciate the gang's thoughtfulness and 
wish to thank each of every one from the 
bottom of our hearts." 

WALT CARPENTER lost some of his wis- 
dom to his dentist in the form of teeth last 
week and is just beginning to feel recovered 
from the ordeal. Speaking of Walt reminds 
me of some news we dug up that turned out 
to be quite a coincidence. Walt and Jack 
Fields are both from Nebraska, 27 years old, 
leadmen in Drop-Hammer, each has three 
children and each has a set of twin boys. 
Con someone top that? 

JEWEL GRAY has been transferred from 
Planishing to jitterbug. . . . Our janitor, JOE 
BURYMAN, has been replaced by genial 
FRED ANDERSON of the Destroyer Base. . . . 
JOE SIRAGUSA, of Pickling, has been trans- 
ferred bock to the third shift. Joe soys 
working on the swing shift upset his eating 

Engineering Billboard 

by Bill Berry 
Advertising Manager 

Step Right Up Folks, and See the Great- 
est Show on Earth. Here Are a Few of Our 
STAR Performers: 

STELLA "La Bella" FAY, noted female 
bowler, holder of the High Average In- 
crease (Summer League). 

SLIM "Cowboy" COATS, famed rider, writ- 
er, lossoist, linguist, humorist, stunt man 
and ringmaster. 

CLIP "Bunny" BORROW, he makes and 
breaks HEARTS, plays the game and al- 
ways gets the QUEENS. 

RALPH "Chief" HAVER, nationwide au- 
thority on wartime travel; Author of 
"How to Sleep in a Telephone Booth"; 
and the possessor of the WIDEST HOOK 
BALL known to Bowling. 

HARRY "Men and Women of" ZAPOLSKI, 
unsurpassed Hunter, Archer, Athlete, In- 
ventor, Pasteboard Manipulator and 
authority on women. 

JIM "Barkus" STALNAKER, eminent 
Checker, whose barkus is worse than his 
bitus, skilled wielder of the RED pencil, 
a superb HORROR attraction, 

SARG. "Curley" LAMBORN, a timid soul 

who will thrill you with vivid accounts of 
how to get along in the ARMY. NOTE 
all 1-A's will be offered PRIVATE inter- 
views at half price. (Recommended by 
TOM "Everything Happens to Me" 
ALAN "Bird Dog" HUNT, mystery man of 
our show, will attempt to tome "WIFEY 
DEAR" whom he keeps locked in the 
Engineering Vault. (MANAGEMENT as- 
sumes no responsbiilty whot-so-ever for 
injuries to spectators.) 
MR. J. T. O'NEIL (Alias: TED, ITO, JUN- 
O'NEILl stellar muscle man, weight lift- 
er extrahdinory, keeper of the overages, 
holder of on endless chain of DUNS from 
his Local Board, who will fascinate you 
with his FAMOUS Disappearing Act, con- 
ducted under your ven/ nose. DON'T 

First and Foremost (Fanfare Here I That 
Well Known and Remarkable Combination 
of Feminine Performers . . . 
STELLA "La Bella" FAY 

JESSIE "He Wasn't Like That When I Mar- 
ried Him" BORROW 
BETTY "Bet 'E Nestles" NESSER 

Secondly we have that Prudent, Punctili- 
ous, Pre-eminent Team of Professors, 

Mr. Bob Andrews 
Mr. Lew Dunfee 
Mr. Al Croolcs 
Mr. Bob Finstod 
Mr. Kors Soiineim 
Mr. Ed Spicer 
Mr. Bill Berry 

Thirdly We Present the So-called 


Wait fellows, we're all in this together. 
DON "Have You Seen Stella" FAY 
J. T. "Ted" O'NEIL 

Last and Least, for those who haven't 
any home to go home to, we proudly present 
that comedy team, that pugnacious, puerile, 
psychopathic, primitive group of PROTO- 
ZOA, none other than the 


Curley "Dunt esk me mine name" Lamborn 

Paul "o. k. I'll buy" Harris 

Frank "Demo" Hughes 

Charley "Sarg" Paxton 

Jimmy "Red" Stalnaker 

Bob "Skunky" Gordner 

Clif "You could have fooled me" Borrow. 

Tickets can be obtained from the fol- 
lowing lovely, luscious, lucid, lush, luxurious, 
luminous, loyal, lovable, languid, lithe, 

Jewel "Japonico" Murray 
Mary "Pubescent" Pollock 
Ruth "Roseate" Robinson 
Carol "Kuddles" Klingensmith 

From time to time further notices will 
be posted on the billboard, watch for them. 

"We've always been a very close family, so we all decided to work at Ryan," says 
Grandmother D. J. Blackstock, right, of Sheet Metal Routing and Cutting. "My 
daughter, Mrs. Ruby Childers, left, recently of Manifold Welding and my grand- 
daughter, Dollie Snell and her husband, Edward, also of Manifold Welding, decided 
to join me in doing their part for the war effort." Mrs. Blackstock has been at Ryan 
for two years. 

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From Four 'til Dawn in the Tool Room 

by Vera and Peorle 

Our deparlrnent doesn't seem the same, 
lately. Perhaps it's because of so many new 
faces. MADELYN MAXWELL, with the big 
brown eyes, is almost an old timer, hoving 
been here nearly two months. She, inciden- 
tally, is expecting her husband home from 
the South Pacific for Xmas. Miss EVA MAY, 
who was transferred from the school, is our 
new saw operator. One of our most inter- 
esting new friends is the always smiling MR. 
CAGLEY, recently from Camp Pendleton. 
He carves the most adorable little monkeys 
out of peach and plum seeds. That good- 
looking Marine we see the girls hovering 
around is DICK KELLEY from Comp Kearny. 
We also welcome ERNEST DAWSON, JOHN 

To say that WILBUR CHARLES "beamed" 
when he introduced his younger son to the 
gang would be putting it mildly. Well, we 
think he has a good reason to be proud. 
BURTON CHARLES is the youngest veteran 
in this department, having seen 27 months of 
overseas duty with the Communication sec- 
tion of the Marines. He was on Guadalcanal 
for five months. New Zealand, New Cale- 
donia, New Hebrides, New Georgia, and 
other of the islands, where he installed and 
repaired communication systems. We're glad 
to have you with us, Burt, and I'm sure it's 
pleasure for your Dad to have you working 
by his side. 

We said, "Hello," again to WILLY HUB- 
BARD, who has just returned from Kansas. 
Says it was too hot for him back there. His 
brother, JOE, came back with him, so now 
Mother HUBBARD has two boys working in 
Tooling on third shift. MRS. A. BELL trans- 
ferred to third shift from Drop Hammer. 
The women seem to like the wee small hours 
of the morn, as we have HELEN QUIDORT, 
THOMAS and PULLEN, who have been 
working on their machines since the first of 
the year. 

Several of the fellows enjoyed a very un- 
profitable fishing trip recently. PETE, the 
gracious host of the welding booth, was the 
only one to catch a fish, and HARRY SJUL- 
SON the unlucky fisherman who hooked the 
whopper that got away. I wonder what 
— other thon a sunburn. . Anyway, 

the Tooling Inspection Crib is o wee bit 
brighter since the trip, as PEARLE presented 
HARRY with a Pin-Up Girl that really 
catches 'em — the fish, I mean! 

We enjoyed a birthday coke with PEARLE 
M. on the 20th; HARRY S. enjoyed his at 
home on the 21st. "Many happy returns of 
the day" to you both. 

Shiny new one year pins were presented 
way, is the new Shop Steward, having taken 
over the job from SIDNEY JACOBSON. 

HARRY PARK is going back to first shift 
the first of the month. JOE LISEC trans- 
ferred to second at the some time HARRY 
did, but soys he intends to stay. TUENGE, 
our cartoonist, changed to days. Never a 
dull moment!! 

CHARLES BLOOM had the pleasure of 

showing his brother around the place, and 
introducing him to his fellow workers. 
RALPH W. BLOOM, Mo.M.M. ) /c, is one 
of the five in the BLOOM family that's in 
the Service. RALPH'S wife, LAURETTE, is 
in the Army Nurse Corps; ALFRED J., S/Sgt. 
in the Signal Corps, is in New Guinea; PVT. 
JOHN, in the Army Signal Corps, is some- 
where in England; and brother-in-low, LT. 
DAVID CHAMBERS, also in England, is pilot- 
ing a B- I 7 bomber. With CHARLES in Tool- 
ing, and his wife, MARY, welding manifolds, 
looks like the BLOOM family is really doing 
their share! 

Several of the gang spend all their spore 
time ploying ping pong. MADELYN and 
MILBURN ore steady players. GUTHRIE & 
SJULSON ore frequent visitors at the tables, 
too. "Ping Pong" GABOR and "I Betcha 
Don't" MOYER ore still battling for their 
own private chompionship. Seems to be 
about even so for, but — tomorrow is another 

Some of the younger boys ore getting up 
to go bowling at 10 a. m. on Wednesdays. 
"Just for fun," they soy, and it does sound 
up the team. How about a little backing for 
them? JOHNSON, Tooling inspector, is 
bowling on the Inspection team. 

MR. EASTERDAY celebrated his 70th 
birthday on Sunday, September 10, and he 
was on the job as usual. He has been neither 
absent nor tardy since starting to work on 
May 25. That is o record ANY of us would 
be proud to hove. He also received a medal 
from the Odd Fellows Lodge, honoring him 
as a member of good standing for 45 years. 
We don't blame you for being proud of it, 
MR. EASTERDAY, it's really beautiful. 

AL CONYNE, operator of the big Mill, 
has a very interesting hobby. He is a coin 
collector, specializing in dollars and half 
dollars. His dollar collection dotes bock to 
1794, but his search is centered on a dollar 
made in 1 858, as there were only sixty mode 
in that year. There ore so many interesting 
and unusual things about this money we 
use every day, I could go on and on telling 
you the things Al told me about some of 
them. It's a swell hobby, AL, and we'll be 
around from time to time to get more in- 

AL HARRINGTON, our foreman, looks 
rested after his two weeks vocation. We're 
glad to have you back on the job, AL! 

VERA WEST, our deportment clerk, is 
bock with us again — and ore we glad! Due 
to the illness of her daughter, VERA was 
on leove of absence for several weeks; 
SHARON ANN is much better now, we're 
glad to report, and it's like home again hav- 
ing VERA in the office. 

RAY BARANOSKI has returned to his 
home in Texas — we surely miss his smile 
and teasing ways. FOREST McDILL has 
deserted us and his alarm clock for a bugle 
and the life of a soldier boy — best of luck 
to you, FOREST! 

We hove a swell bunch in Tooling, but we 
could all improve our attendance record — 

— 27 — 


Virginia Pixley 

JOHN MUCHEMORE is a papa! A little 
girl was born to him and Detta on September 
1 3 and we oil wish them our heartiest con- 
gratulations. John is a little embarrassed 
because he swore he would break the En- 
gineering so-called jinx of just girl-bobies, 
but they sorta like the prize they drew and 
are going to keep little Ann. 

HELEN YOUNG was quite flattered when 
IRVING DICKENS asked to see her beauti- 
ful diamond ring, but as soon as she found 
he was trying to borrow it to scratch his 
name on a steel ruler, he got the bum's 

The Static Test gang got a big bong out 
of typographical error in letter pertaining to 
the disposition of hoses, where "horses" was 
written by mistake. They would like to order 
a bushel of oats and wont to know if the 
horses ore supposed to go with the whiffle- 
trees! That typist certainly was dumb, 
wasn't I? 

JACK EDMONDS warned everyone that 
"there's going to be tough sledding tomor- 
row"; then as each listener bit, he quipped, 
"NO SNOW!!" 

DURHAM gave o bridal shower party for the 
newly engaged FERNE LA GREEN and in- 
who all arrived bright and early. Feme La 
Green never did show up, at least not as 
Feme La Green. Feme and her brand new 
husband turned the tables on the crowd 
and oppeored as Mr. and Mrs. Bud Mellin, 
but certainly gave the party a lot of ex- 

"Once upon a time, there were two Irish- 
men" and now there's a lot of them! 

PETER VANDERSLOOT'S little daughter, 
Karen, asked her Daddy if he knew what a 
caterpillar was. Pete said he didn't, so she 
casually informed him that "a caterpillar 
is o butterfly going through its metamor- 
phosis." Daddy Vandersloot then picked 
himself off the floor and came to work with 
his chest swelled up like a balloon as Karen 
is only three and one-half years old. Gee, 
and I had to look up the word "caterpillar" 
in the dictionary. 

Ryan ForEmen's Club 
meeting Held 

The lost meeting of the Ryan Foreman's 
Club was held at Grant's Roncho Dining 
Room on the old highway to Los Angeles. 
Twenty-five members were present and all 
hod a whale of a time discussing a new type 
of entertainment to be introduced into the 
club. This new entertainment will consist 
more of the educational type than the club 
hos had previously. Speakers from different 
monufocturing companies, war heroes from 
overseas, and production supervisors from 
our own plant will be contacted to give you 
foremen a little broader scope and a higher 


Recreational Director, Paul Ted ford 

Commissioner Cogitates 

Maurie Clancy, Ryan Golf Commis- 
sioner, studies a shot at the La Mesa 
Country Club course during Ryan- 
Solar match. One of the steadiest golf- 
ers at Ryan, Clancy returned from the 
Annual hiandicap Company Cham- 
pionship with the coveted Low Net 

BashBtball nears 

The shooting eye may be as good as ever, 
but it seems that the legs and the wind need 
a little more conditioning each year accord- 
ing to reports from devotees of the fast and 
rugged court game known as basketball. 
So, at all available hours, we find bosketeers 
from Ryan bombarding the basket at gyms 
throughout the city. 

While organization is not yet quite com- 
plete for the season ahead, it is definite 
that teams of both men and women will 
represent the company in the various city 
and industrial leagues, as well as participat- 
ing in a Plant League of our own. 

In order that they shall not miss out on 
the fun, all people on all shifts interested in 
playing the court game this year are urged 
to leave their names with Paul Tedford, 
recreation director, right away. Final organi- 
zation and team make-ups will be concluded 
in the next few days — so don't waste any 
time, bosketeers, in registering. 

Kings of Ryan Golfdom 

A salute to the Kings of Ryan Golfdom, 
Kenny Barnes and Maurie Clancy, who 
stroked their way through 72 holes of com- 
petitive golf studded with a classy array of 
Ryan club-wielders. The final tabulations 
of one of the most successful Annual Handi- 
cap Golf Tournaments in Ryan history show 
Barnes to be the winner of the coveted Low 
Gross Award with Clancy perched atop the 
field striving for the Low Net prize. 

Thirty-seven golfers tee-ed off in the 
Annual classic this year, facing the tough 
72-hole grind — 18 each at La Mesa and 
Emerald Hills, and 36 at the tricky La 
Jollo links. All had a shot at the awards as 
systematic handicapping evened the chances 
for each entrant. 

Barnes toured the tough La Jollo course 
with a 74 and 79, which added to his 75's 
at the other two links and his handicap re- 
warded him with a $25 War Bond and the 
inscription of his name on the beautiful 
Perpetual Trophy. Bernie Bills, already o 
two- leg nominee on the Trophy was a close 
second in the race for the Low Gross, fin- 
ishing 12 strokes behind Barnes and winning 
$10 in War Stamps. Keith Whitcomb also 
won $10 in War Stamps as he finished in 
third place. Russ Nordlund and Charlie 
Christopher were presented shirts for their 
fourth and fifth place prizes. 

Maurie Clancy, who deserves the highest 
praise for his organization and handling of 
the tournament hod the Low Net of 262, 
his best effort an 85 at Lo Mesa. His prize 
was the same as Barnes' while Dave Bentley, 
second and third place Low-Netters were 
oworded $10 in War Stamps. Sport shirts 
for fourth and fifth places went to Joe Love 
and Floyd Dungan. 

Other entrants included Hub Hubbell, 
Chas. Sachs, Ray Berner, John Powloski, 
Harry Trout, Jack Westler, Petie Petersen, 
Bob Clark, Horace Wollen, Bill Arbuckle, 
Adolph Bolger, Dick Gillcm, Nelson H. 
Williams, Frank Finn, Don Dewey, Fred Fer- 
guson, J. Whetstine, Glen Huff, Clay Rice, 
Geo. Thompson, Ralph Callow, M. Finn, H. 
Smith, Taylor and Berbussie. 

The Champ 

stars to Roll 

Six of the finest bowlers in the city, 
all employees of the Ryan Company will 
face the foul line in the strong 925 scratch 
league at the Pacific Recreation alleys this 
season. Clad in smart uniforms bearing 
the name of Ryan, and official representa- 
tives of the plant, it is expected that the 
team will make a good showing in this fast 

The team is composed of Jim Key, cap- 
tain, Bill Durant, Ed Sly, Huetter, LeClair 
and Baker. 

— 28 — 

Posting a total of 303 strokes over 72 
holes of competition in the Annual 
Ryan Handicap Championship Golf 
Tourney, Kenny Barnes captured the 
Low Gross to become the Ryan Golf 
Champion for 1944. Barnes shot a 74, 
two 75's, and ended with a smooth 79 
on the tough La Jolla course. 

Sport Chatter 

With DEAN HOFFMAN at the helm, a 
strong team of Ryan softbollers is out to 
give a good account of itself, as this year, 
for the first time, we participate in a winter 
league. Ploying every Wednesday under the 
lights, the Ryan team should do well with 
the nicely-balanced club that takes the field 
under DEAN. 

WIN led the tennis team into battle with 
the net stars from Rohr on Sunday, October 
8, but results were too late for our deadline. 
This was the rubber match between the two 
teams as each hod won one earlier in the 
season. Both singles and doubles were in 

Competing in the first of this season's 
Notional Telegraphic Bowling Tourneys the 
Ryan team rolled a total score of 2567 on 
September 30. Scores ran low throughout 
for oil teams and our men stand Q good 
chance of finishing well up in the running. 


Sport Chatter 

and KEY were the Ryan bowlers with BA- 
KER'S 210 single and 563 triple setting the 

A glee club specializing in Christmas 
music and well-loved carols started rehears- 
als on Tuesday, October 3, under the direc- 
tion of CARL DEWSE, well-known voice 
teacher and choir director. Some 25 to 30 
voices plan to continue this activity the rest 
of the year at least. 

Orchids to the fellers in the Fire Depart- 
ment for the grand job they did in readying 
the ping pong tables for the current ping 
pong tournament. CHIEF DAN DRISCOLL, 
WOOD segregated three tables, trued them 
up and erected extra windbreaks to take 
care of the boys in the tourney. Nice going, 


The Score Board 

The Ryan All Stars, aided by the brilliant 
pitching of Erv Morlett and the hitting of 
Red Mathies and Jack Billings plus the all- 
around fielding of Milo Nanez, defeated 
ABG-2 by a score of 7-5 at Navy Field 
Sunday, September 24. Erv Marlett has 
really turned in some excellent pitching 
having beaten this club twice in a row, and 
should have won by a score of 7-2 except 
for some brilliant master-minding on the 
part of the Ryan manager who made two 
outfield substitutions in the 8th inning, and 
both outfielders proceeded to drop three fly 
balls out of three chances resulting in 3 
runs. The manager who has o bod pump 
anyway, due to his advanced age and long 
service in running sondlot baseball, wound 
up in the Turkish baths to relieve the pres- 
sure in time to get a little relaxation in the 
form of a much needed rest; namely, a 
night's sleep where all old men are at their 
best-rated efficiency. 

The club proceeded on its winning streak 
at Golden Hills Sunday, October 1, where, 
after 12 innings of really good baseball, we 
outlucked the Amphibious Training Base, a 
real good ball club, by a score of 9-8. This 
game was featured with hitting by Red 
Mathies and Frank Kerr who got 3 hits 
apiece and by the excellent relief pitching 
of Erv Marlett who wound up the winning 
pitcher. This is eight wins in a row for Erv, 
which is really a very creditable perform- 
ance as the guy is really beating some good 
clubs. This game was also featured by poor 
umpiring for both sides, numerous delays 
due to the some, and Jack Marlett finally 
had enough when along about 6:15 p. m. 
he executed with Stubby Litz on third base 
and one away a beautiful squeeze play on 
a very tough pitch to give Ryan the needed 
run and the contest by a score of 9-8. 

If the club can maintain its present form 
for the next month we may be able to win 
this league but it is one of those deals where 
the clubs are so evenly matched that you 
must win all of them and that is rather 
difficult to accomplish. The return of Bob 
Roxburg plus the addition of Tony Jeli will 
give the club some reserve pitching which is 
really something as both boys con be of 
considerable help to the club. 


Table Tennis 
Elimination Tourney 

When the final drive smashes across the 
net some time this month on the ping pong 
tables here at the plant, the new champions 
at this game of paddles and bolls will be 
crowned as the result of the Ryan Annual 
Table Tennis Tournament which got under 
way October 1 . 

Although deadline trouble does not al- 
low the printing of any scores from the early 
matches, it is reasonable to state that this 
year's tourney will be a wide-open race with 
the field filled with "dark horses." 

Heading the committee which has worked 
hard to make arrangements for the tourna- 
ment is Commissioner of Ping Pong, Roy 
Cunningham, who is ably assisted by Jim 
Atwill, Frank Finn and Don Wasser. 

The following contestants faced the fir- 
ing line OS the tournament got under way: 
Day Shift Singles 

R. W. Mills, Roy S. Cunningham, S. H. 
Avery, F. J. Phillips, R. A. Chose, M. Kanes, 
T. Pitts, O. F. Finn, S. H. Goodin, M. G. Mc- 
Guire, J. H. Williams, S. Leong, R. Erskine, 
M. Ruckle, Jock Southwell, L. W. Rice, 
Price Alldred, Art Coltroin, J. G. McGuire, 
R. S. Smieb, B. R. McClendon, E. S. Arm- 
strong, A. J. Giannini, L. H. Bennett, Paul 
Tedford, N. Wynne, T. C. Boettischer, M. 
K. Chose, Jr., Don Wasser, Gus Smith, Dean 
Hoffman, J. B. Garinger, A. L. Schreiner, 
L. Goda, M. V. Moyer, W. F. Helmer, G. 
Wolf, Jim Bailey, G. Farington, N. D. De- 
Kay, A. E. Phillips, Jr., H. C. Wright, Arnie 

Farkas, Chas. Henson, Jim Atwill, D. L. Mc- 
Farland, 1. Roffman, George Stone, M. 
Leong, Fred Maple, Earl Voughan, J. B. 
Williams, H. F. Wallen, and Glenn Huff. 
Day Shift Doubles 

Cunnmgham and Atwill, Southwell and 
Huff, Bailey and Farington, Wasser and 
Wilbur, Giannini and Armstrong, McGuire 
and Reid, Mills and Pitts, Farkas and 
Alldred, Stone and S. Leong, Moyer and 
Figueroa, Vaughan and Wright, Hoffman 

and Erskine. 

Night Shift Singles 

E. McCanna, J. Flynn, J. Hom, Martha 
Jones, Paul Fettkether, R. Kennedy, Wm. 
Jones, E. Erskine, John Malley. 
Night Shift Doubles 

McConno and Malley, Fettkether and 
Kennedy, Flynn and Wm. Jones. 


Touch Football 

With a Sunday morning touch football 
league planned throughout the fall and win- 
ter, entries for six-man teams ore still being 
received from all shifts. 

An ideal arrangement of rules is in vogue 
this season to afford the minimum of bodily 
danger while allowing for a wide-open game 
and the maximum of fun and exercise. 

In this sport, too, oil interested ore urged 
to lose no time in making their intention of 
playing known to Paul Tedford in order that 
they may be placed on a team in the air- 
craft league about to start. The one stipu- 
lation is that players have no professional 
experience whatever. 

Wearing the broad smiles of champions, the Jigs and Fixtures bowling team, winners 
of the Ryan Summer League ore caught between frames at the Tower Bowl by our 
camera-man. From left to right we find Art Behm, Bill Donyluk, Korry Graham 
(Copt.), Pete Hoyworth, Ben Stilley, and Charles Rice. This formidable pin-toppling 
outfit ended the summer season with a record of 55 points won while dropping but 21. 

— 29 — 

Gallants On the Greens 

Facing the lens after a recent victory over the Solar Golf Team are the Ryan Club ex- 
perts who ended on the long end of a 1 5 to 9 score. (Rear row I. to r. ) Charles Chris- 
topher, J. Whetstine, Joe Love, and Floyd Dungon. (Front row I. to r. ) Maurie Clancy, 
Petie Petterson, and Don Dewey. 

Bouiling league 
Under lUay 

The resounding crash of hard wood 
against steel plates is spreading city-wide 
this month as all the bowlers in the various 
plant leagues begin to round into shape. 
With interest at a higher pitch than ever 
before, we find all Ryanites wishing to bowl 
connected with some team or other. 

Largest in numbers of the league is the 
28-team loop from the day shift — a mixed 
league bowling under handicap rules. From 
the night shift, ten teams face the foul 
line under the some set-up. 

Growing with leaps and bounds this sea- 
son is the Ryan Tri league, a goodly gang 
of fellows who congregate at the Tower 
Bowl each Thurs. at 4:45 p. m. Now, six- 
teen teams roll each week in this race. 

A ten-team league bowling on Thursday 
at Hillcrest was formed to take care of the 
many bowlers who were unable to field 
teams in the regular day shift league. Re- 
ports are that this is a whale of a lot of 
fun, and the members of this organization 
are prone to look down their noses at their 
fellow workers in the regular 28-team loop. 

Latest Loop Standings 

Nite Foursomes W L 

Four Maniacs 4 

Lucky Four 4 

Swing Benders 4 

Sleepy Four 3 1 

Anchors 1 3 

2 Strikes 2 Anchors 4 

Pin Knockers 4 

Crusaders 4 

Winter Leogue W L 

Pin Savers 12 

Wood Shop 11 1 

Jigs & Fixtures 10 2 

Friendly Five 10 2 

Sub Assembly 9 3 

Jesters 9 3 

Maintenance 8 4 

Navy 8 4 

Tool Room 7 5 

Putt Putts 7 5 

Crags 7 5 

Laboratory 7 5 

Misfits 7 5 

Plant Engineers 7 5 

Soot Pots 7 5 

Pin Busters 6 6 

Contract Engin 6 6 

Toil Winds 6 6 

Shipping 5 7 

Low I. Q 4 8 

Silents 4 8 

Bumpers 3 9 

Crude Crew 3 9 

Ryan Spares 2 10 

Drop Hammer 2 10 

Hell Raisers 1 11 

Jiggers 12 

Office Service 12 

Hillcrest League W L 

Woodshop 4 

Welderettes 4 

Crude Crew 3 1 

Arc Welders 2 2 

Office 2 2 

Fabrication Five 2 2 

Sheet Metal 2 2 

Imagineers 1 3 

Bowling Bogs 4 

Experimental 4 

— 30 — 

Dubbs and Putts 

On Sept. 24th, Ryan Golfers stepped forth 
to do battle with the mighty men of the 
links from both the Solar and Rohr Air- 
craft plonts. Ryan men emerged triumphant 
as at the La Mesa Country Club Golf Com- 
missioner M. M. Clancy led a team of 8 men 
to a 1 5-9 victory. Floyd Dungon shot the 
low gross of 76 followed by Clancy with on 

At Chula Visto Kenny Bornes posted the 
low gross of 82 as Ryan won to the tune of 
9'/2 to ZVi. Bernie Bills was next in line 
for our boys with an 85. 

Award of the month to the golfer whose 
game has most consistently improved should 
go to Floyd Dungon according to the clan 
who burned up the links. 

Biggest news for golfers is the huge Air- 
crafters' Golf Tournament scheduled to get 
under woy come October 29th. Golfers from 
all four major aircraft plants ore to meet 
m match play and entry blanks may be se- 
cured from either Maurie Clancy or Paul 
Tedford. Special awards are in store for 
the winners and there is much interest in 
the event with nearly 75 linksmen expected 
to bear the banner of Ryan in the fray. 


Bowling Leaders 

With bowling leagues in full swing, the 
following officers have been named to lead 
their respective organizations: 

Day Shift Winter League: Pres. Lon 
Humphrey; V. P. Joe Love; Secy. Millie 

Tri League: Pres. Jim Atwill; V. P. 
George Dew; Sec'y. M. M. Clancy. 

Hillcrest Day League: Pres: Bill Berry; 
V. P. L. M. Olson; Sec'y-Treos. Clifford 

Nite Winter League: Pres. Glenn Miller; 
Treos. Frank Gamacio. 

Nite Foursomes: Pres. Agnes Carrigan; 
Treos. Loretto Warren. 


At least one team from Ryan is ready to 
go in the newly-formed winter plant base- 
ball league. Joe Ceseno, night shift, heads 
a potent crew of bot-wielders from the 
swing shifters — a team destined to moke a 
fine showing in the league. 

The team is composed of many of the 
lads who set up an enviable record on the 
Softball diamond throughout the summer 
league. Turning to the national pastime, 
they are not only showing versatility, but 
also much ability at baseball. 

Any other teams wishing to play in this 
league ore welcome and still able to enter. 
Just get in touch with the Recreation Direc- 
tor in Employee Service, and arrangements 
will be made. 

Department 24 

by Amalie Tate 

DERSON were transferred to Dept. 8 this 
week, from Sheet Metal Upgrading Class. 

WILMA WRIGHT, from Pre-Factory 
Class went to Dept. 26 and DELORES HEN- 
were transferred from Machine Shop Class 
to Dept. 20. 

BETTY WALKER, from Plaster Pattern 
Class left us to join the W. A. C.'s. The 
girls chipped in and gave her a gold I. D. 
bracelet. Good luck, Betty. 

CHRISTINE ANDERSON, gave every one 
in Plaster Pattern Class a scare when she 
molded her face in Plaster. 

The "Guys and Gals" in Pre-Factory 
Class, tell me surprise parties can be fun! 
With the co-operation of Instructors WAG- 
NER and HANSON some of the girls in the 
final stage of training at Balboa Park gave 
the boys quite a time. 

The East seems to have a strange attrac- 
tion for EDNA YOUNG. Is it Mama, or is 
there another interest at heart? 

MARGARET YUHAS is expecting her 
husband home on furlough next week. 

"The Men in Her Life" was no doubt 
written especially for BETTY CARNES. The 
gal has a new one on the string bi-weekly. 

BOB GUYER, our instructor in Manifold 
Class, recently had a birthday, but he was 
afraid to tell any one. 

"BABE" GASH has taken a Leave of Ab- 
sence to go to Illinois with her Marine hus- 

FERN BRAY has just reported back to 
work from o month's vocation at her home 
in Oxford, Miss. 

We are keeping our fingers crossed for 
ROSE BROWN'S sailor husband, who is in 
the Naval hospital. 

CHUCK WILLIS, our former Instructor in 
Manifold, day shift, is now Instructor for the 
new Manifold Class on the night shift. 

CONNIE CHIDESTER is back on the job 
after being off with a foot injury. 

JUDY and BOBBIE now hove a place to 
lay their weary bones. They both received 
living quarters in the Frontier Project. 

We oil were happy to welcome "HUFFY" 
back last week. She's feeling much better 

EDITH WHITLEY is bock to work after 
serious operation. 

LOUISE BEDFORD is back at work after 
visiting her husband in Mississippi. 

MR. TRUCHAN visited us in Machine 
Shop Class last week. His smiling face 
brightened our whole day. 

Machine Shop Class welcomes two new 
members this week, GLORIA CONLEY and 


By "Swede" 
Dressed in old slacks with our hair tied up 
Covered with oil and dirt from the shop 
Steel splinters and oil burns all over our hands 
But we don't gripe — we obey commands. 

Working over here is considered a snap 
But don't let them fool you by telling you that. 
The machines do most of the work, we'll admit. 
But who gets it ready and grinds the tool bit? 
That's us machine shop kids! 

The two dial indicators and the one solid square 
Are precision instruments so please beware. 
The use of these tools we all must learn 
But try and get one — you just wait your turn. 

The work must be smooth and perfectly square 
And to be off a thousandth you just don't dare 
Who works the hardest when there's work to be 

But who do you think has by far the most fun? 

That's us machine shop kids! 

Jig Assembli] Jerks 
Second Shift 

by Buzz and Shorty 

GLENN MURRAY was sa',ving hanger the 
other day, when someone shut off a torch 
real quick. (It sounded like a shot gun). 
Poor Glenn almost jumped over the saw. 
But who could blame him. He's from Texas 
you know. 

Anyone who is in need of a back scratch- 
er, see BILL GRAY. He stuffs potato chips 
down your bock. See Beilker for results. 

What happened to Hunter's grapes. 
O. K., JACK COE, stick out your tongue. 

HAZEL JONES certainly has her share of 

trouble these days. First Ernie Simonson 
wants her in his department. Then Mc- 
Arthur wants her in his department. Now 
I ask you what is a poor girl to do. I guess 
we need more Hazels. 

Do you know our gal ROSIE? The one 
with red hair and hazel eyes that rushes 
hither and yon through the department. If 
you missed on pay day and didn't get your 
check, Rosie gets it for you. If you were 
sick, she rushes with slips for you to sign 
for sick leave. If you feel a breeze, that's 
Rosie going by. How could we get along 
without her? 

Then there is NELL KUBLICK. She's our 
office girl upstairs. That sweet young wom- 
an you see escorting sailor boys and ma- 
rines to their prospective departments. 

I heard some of the young men say they 
get so tired while working. Now look at that 
young man KOPKE. He is only 70 years old. 
He works at the Blacksmith Shop three hours 
every morning and then comes down here 
to do rework. Boy, what a man! 

The "Flying Dutchman," Bill Foulwetter 
to us of Manifold, is leaving this Saturday 
night, thus ending a three month's experi- 
ence with the 2nd shift. I trust he has learn- 
ed OS much from us as we have from him. 

We sure miss HATTIE LEWELLYN since 
she has gone on days. Good luck, to you Hat- 

We welcome back EVANS. She's been on 
a 30-day leave, and looks as fresh as a 

I don't see who could blame things on 
that innocent looking RAY CAMPBELL. I 
think the shirt foils look better on the out- 
side anyway, don't you? 

The only woman left in C-47 is leaving 
for her vocation Saturday. Good luck Hunter. 

The helping hand at the left belongs to Bill B^rry offering a cigarette to Kenny 
Hawkins, a former employee in the Engineering Department, who recently dropped 
in to say hello to his friends. The friends being, left to right, James Stalnaker, 
Katherine Ponsford, Stella Foye, Frank Hughes, Corole Klingensmith, Ted O'Neil, 
Jewell Murray, Mary Pollock and Eleanor Frazer. 

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TiJ^tA^ ^joo^U^7 

'WeU-^^UoKced and ScoH^Mt4c€U "^teeiU 

1. An excess of protein 

Too much protein 

Hamburger steak 
Boiled Navy beans 
Egg salad 
Baked custard 

Too much starch 

Cream of pea soup 
Macaroni and cheese 
Baked potatoes 
Carrot salad 
Bread pudding 

or starch in the same 6. 

Hamburger steak 
Hashed brown potatoes 
Buttered broccoli 
Lettuce and tomato salad 
Apple pie 


Macaroni and cheese 


Combination vegetable salad 



2. Servings that ore too large or too small. 

3. Monotony of color. 

Baked halibut 
Creamed potatoes 
Buttered cauliflower 
Pear salad 
Vanilla pudding 

4. Monotony of flavor. 

Cream of corn soup 
Creamed peas 
Baked custard 

Baked holibut 

Stuffed baked potatoes 

Buttered brussel sprouts 

Sliced tomatoes 

Chocolate Blanc Mange 
with cookies 

Cream of corn soup 
Combination vegetable salad 
Sliced peaches 

Frequent repetition of the some food — 
do not use the same food even in different 
forms in the same meat or in the same 
form at different meals during the day. 

Tomato juice 

Veal cutlets with 
tomoto sauce 

Baked potatoes 

Buttered zuchini squash 

Lettuce and tomato salad 

Sliced oranges 



Veal cutlets with 
tomato sauce 

Boked potatoes 

Buttered zuchini squash 

Mixed salad greens 

Sliced oranges 


7. Meals having too little food value with no 
staying quality. 

Beef broth 
Cole slaw 

Cream of corn soup 
Corrot and raisin salad 

Meals which are too heavy both with rich 
foods and excess calories. 

Cream of mushroom soup 

Roast pork and candied 
sweet potatoes 

Fried parsnips 

Shrimp salad 

Chocolate ice cream 

Devil's food coke 

Fruit cup 

Roast pork and baked 
sweet potatoes 

Buttered asparagus 


Vanilla ice cream 

Angel food cake 

9. Serve hot foods hot; cold foodS/ cold. 

5. Monotony of texture. 


Creamed chicken 

Mashed potatoes 

Creamed peas 

Floating Island pudding 



Creamed chicken on toast 

Buttered string beans 

Red and green cabbage 

Cherry pie 


Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

Ryan Trading Post 

Want to Buy (continued) 


For Sole (continued) 

One pair size 9, men's Spaulding ice slcates in 
good condition. Best offer. G. Hasweil, Ext. 

Baby bathinette, collapsible buggy, ploy pen, car 
seat and nursery chair, all for $19-00. Will sell 
separately. D. L. Conde, Mechanical Mainte- 
nance, Ext. 231. 

Combination bar and coffee table, almost new. 
$15.00. D. L. Conde, Mechanical Maintenance, 
Ext. 231. 

Small baby crib and mattress. Inside dimensions, 
171/2 X 33. Price, $5.00. See H. M. Ulberg, 
Ext. 227. 

Honey of excellent quality; 5 lb. in glass jars, 
$1.10. Contact D. W. Close, Dept. 1, Airplane 
Welding. Home address, 7593 Orien Avenue, 
La Mesa. 

22 Revolver, Harrington Richardson, double action, 
nine shot, like new. $25.00. R. L. Hayward, 
Engineering Ext. 378. 

16 mm. Model 70 Bell & Howell camera. H. M. 
Ulberg, Ext. 227. 

Winchester, 12 gage pump gun, 97 model, $65.00. 
See E. H. Crandall, Fire Department, 1st shift, 
Ext. 265. 

Groflex for 21/2 x 41/2 INo. 116) roll film. John 
D. Hill, Secretary's Office. Home phone, W- 

1934 Ford Deluxe coupe, neat and clean, good 
rubber, runs good. $370. See Peterson, Mani- 
fold Small Ports, second shift, badge No. 2291 
or phone R-7357. 

Siamese kittens; make lovely pets. Sold very rea- 
sonable at $20.00. Only three left. See Peter- 
son in Manifold Small Parts, second shift, badge 
2291 or phone R-7357. 

'31 Horley. See W. G. Taylor, Mechanical Main- 
tenance, 1st shift. 

Telex hearing device. Practically new. Will sell 
for 1/3 less. J. M. Phelps, Ext. 348, or eve- 
nings coil M-6676. 

Cottage on double corner lot. Corner vacant, 
desirable location for $5,000-$7,000 post-war 
home. 4 blocks from 30th and Cedar streets. 
$2900 takes it. C. E. Hyatt, Paint Shop. 

Complete maple bedroom set, mattress and springs, 
nearly new. $55.00. Mr. OIney, Navy Inspection, 
Extension 236. 

52 Winchester 22 target rifle with 440 Weaver 
scope, sling and 500 shells. Or will trade for 
good camera, washing machine or what I can 
use. H. H. Simmer, Manifold Small Parts, 1 st 

12 gauge Winchester speciol built, single selective 
ejector. Beaver toil found, black walnut stock 
and leather case. $150.00. A real buy. H. H. 
Simmer, Manifold Small Parts. 

If you're wondering what to give for Christmas, 
my husband makes first grade leather bill folds, 
keytainers, etc., to order. Service insignias and 
initials or name imprinted. Contact Mrs. Howell, 
Manifold Inspection, 2nd shift, Ext. 360 or 
Hank Hanggi, 1st shift. 

Single size Brown steel folding coil spring cot with 
inner spring mattress — $25.00. Leon Moore, 
Wing Assembly, 2nd shift. 

One set of Walter Hogon all matched ladies' golf 
clubs consisting of three wood clubs and six 
irons with leather bag. $45.00. Nelson H. Ache- 
son, Moil room or call Bayview 6471 after 6:30 
or on Sunday. 

Fr^e & Smith, Ltd., San Diego 

One pre-war circulating heater for gas. Approxi- 
mately 223.i x 223/, X 9 inches. Perfect condi- 
tion, $25.00. Nelson H. Acheson, Moil room or 
Bayview 6471 after 6:30 or on Sunday. 

35 mm. Weltini Camera, F2 Xenon in Compur 
Rapid, 1 second to 1 /500. Also Eveready Case 
and Daylight Loading Bulk Film Winder with 
film cortridges. Load cartridges at film cost of 
less than 5c a foot. All for $100,00. J. H. Wood, 
Engineering, Extension 282. 

Nearly new, well located, two-bedroom home with 
sleeping porch and half basement. Part cash and 
terms. 4142 Maryland. Phone J -3322. Contoct 
J. J. Olsen. 

New G.E. S 

un Lamp. 
Ext. 359. 

Contact J. J 




Boy's pre- 
bolloon t 

war bicycle. In 
ires. Call or see 

L. A. 

Prchal, Ext. 



pieces of oak wood — ^ 
P. Gonagawara, Dept. 

" X 8 
13 or 

■ X 9' 




Practically brand new full-length, block skunk 
dyed opossum fur coat — $90.00. Also red suit, 
size 12 — $7.00. See Anita Dungan, Department 
1 5, Manifold Area. 

Lady's white shoe roller skates without wheels. 
Size 5, $12.00. Dick Wilson, 1st shift, Air- 
plane Service, Ext. 246. 

One set of weights including dumbbell, boots. E. 
Mellinger, Ext. 396. 

1 7-Jewel chronograph watch. Ext. 297. L. W. 

.35 Winchester Model 95 lever action. Very good 
condition. 3 boxes shells. $60.00 cosh. M. W. 
Young, Manifold Small Parts. Ext. 286 or call 

at 7423 Linda Vista Road, Linda Vista. 

Collapsible pre-war baby buggy, good condition. 
$15.00 cash. Also collapsible oak play pen and 
push cart. M. W. Young, 1st shift. Manifold 
Small Parts. Ext. 286 or call at 7423 Linda 
Vista Road, Linda Vistc. 

1931 Graham 6 Coupe with rumble seat, 5 good 
tires (two new recaps), two new innertubes, very 
good motor, good transportation. Cash, $135.00. 

Warren Mays, Department 1 5. 

Gas range, white enamel, high oven. Reasonable. 
R. J. Taylor, Tool Inspection, Modeling Depart- 
ment, Extension 354, 

Black Caracul fur coat, full length, size 16, $50. 
Like new. Contact F. B. Goolsby, Hydro- Press, 

first shift. 

Full size baby's crib with springs and Kan't-wet 
spring mattress. Excellent condition, cost $38.00, 
will sell for half price. Coll Extension 297, 


If you want to buy a horse, sell a horse, or trade 
a horse, see Bob Bradley, Airplane Dispatching. 


Fresh-water rod and reel, tackle, flies, etc. Also 
Hawaiian wigglers. J. B. Clingensmith, 7534, 
Manifold Welding, second shift. 

Lawnmower — See W. Thompson, Ext. 37 1 . 

Washing machine. W. McBlair. Call B-5176 or Ext. 

Washing machine. See H. L. (Honk) Hanggi, 
Manifold Assembly, Ext. 360 or Main 8666. 

Electric Heater. Contact C. F. Cole, No. 1582. 
Exp. Inspection. 

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Trickle battery charger. Small size. Contact S. V. 
Olson, 2nd shift, Fuselage. 

Electric motor, band saw, drill motor or what hove 
you. W. Severson, Inspection Crib No. 7. F. A. 


1936 Oldsmobile radio in working condition or not. 
S. V. Olson, 2nd shift, Fuselage. 

380 caliber and 25 caliber shells. Wes Kohl, 
Ext. 374. 

A camera, will consider any kind. See Joel Culver, 
Timekeeping. Ext. 398. 

Taylor tot, pre-war model. Bob O'Keefe, Sheet 
Metal No. 2. 

Portable typewriter, any make. Call Ext. 296, 
Maxine Averett. 

12-gauge Winchester pump or Remington auto- 
matic shotgun and shells. Call Ext. 296, Alice 

Good sewing machine. Bob Booth, Hydro Press, 
first shift. 

Wanted: Bedroom suite with double bed, box 
springs and inner spring mattress. Must be in 
good condition. F. E. Wollis, Ext. 276. 

An amateur microscope for child's use. Roy Cun- 
ningham, Ext. 291 . 

A small engine or bench lathe. Contact H. B. 
Pixley, Plant Protection. 

80 or 120 Bass accordion. Must be in good con- 
dition. For cash. See Mort, Engineering Power 
Plant, home phone. Main 6041. 

Good refrigerator. No junk. E. Mellinger, Ext. 396. 

Wanted to buy or rent an electric refrigerotor. 
Contact W. Thompson, Development, Ext. 371. 

8 MM. movie camera. Bell & Howell or Eastman. 
Call Bob Childs, Ext. 397. 

Good photo enlarger. Ira Threlfall, 2nd shift. 
Manifold Small Parts, Ext. 386. 

Tenor banjo case. Roy Cunningham, Ext. 291. 

Child's roller skates. Evelyn Westbrook, Finishing, 


Small electric heater. Leon Moore, Wing Assembly, 
2nd shift. 


by Bill Taylor 

Ed, "The Village Blacksmith," has just 
returned from a nice vacation in which he 
took in the horse show at Los Angeles. He 
reports that horses have more sense than 

There have been many reports that Ryan 
had a snowstorm around Maintenance, but 
when the situation was investigated, it was 
found that it was only ashes from the in- 
cinerator. The Village Blacksmith was ready 
to get out his snow shovel when he found 
out the truth. 

Maintenance wishes to welcome HENRY 
SANCHEZ transferred from Manifold, JOHN 
F. COLE transferred from Tucson, MAR- 
JORIE STEVERDING transferred from Inspec- 

INA MOORE was transferred from Main- 
tenance to Material Control. 

Maintenance is losing the services of its 
1 -A machinist in the personage of JIMMY 
DE VINNEY who is leaving. 

It's well over 8,000 airline miles from Los 
Angeles to Calcutta: No small distance even in 
these days of global air transportation. Yet, sur- 
prisingly, flight mileage equal to more than four 
round trips over this route is the extent of the 
daily operational flying at the Ryan School of 

The Ryan School has had 22 years of experience 
in dealing with the problems of daily flight 
operations. It already has hundreds of skilled 
pilots and technicians in its organization. With 
these assets, it is well equipped to undertake the 
operation of extensive airline service. 

*Ar Army primary training baies at 
Hemtt, California, and Tucson, Arizona 


The Ryan School has always looked ahead with 
confidence in the future of aviation. That is ■why 
it now has pending before the Civil Aeronautics 
Board applications for three airlines including 
one from Los Angeles to Calcutta. (Others are 
from Los Angeles to Havana, Cuba, and six 
"feeder" routes serving more than 100 California 

Little wonder is it that in its wartime assignment 
Ryan Schools have produced thousands of Amer- 
ican pilots now active on global fighting fronts 
. . . their primary training accomplished on Ryan 
PT-22's . . . their background the smooth-func- 
tioning Ryan organization. 







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In one of the great pictures of the war. Navy pilots and crewmen aboard a carrier exult as 
guns of TASK FORCE 58 smash an attacking Jap plane into the sea — one of the 135 
'scalps' tallied in the battle. Official U. S. Navy photograph. 


New Orders Bring Backlog to $70,000,000 and Assure 
Peak Operation of San Diego Factory Well into 1946 

An additional order for over $40,000,000 calling for hundreds of 
warplanes, has just been placed with the Ryan Aeronautical Company by the 
United States Navy, it was announced today jointly by T. Claude Ryan, 
president, and the Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics. 

It can be stated that the Ryan plane is already in production and is 
expected to play an important part in the months ahead in the Navy's 
stepped-up war against Japan. 

In addition to this latest order, Ryan 
is already at work on $18,000,000 of 
Navy contracts previously received for 
these same planes, and $15,000,000 of 
orders for exhaust manifold systems and 
aircraft assemblies for other companies. 
This now gives Ryan a total backlog in 
excess of $70,000,000. 

"Aircraft workers in San Diego who 
may have been concerned about possible 
cut-backs in production after X-Day in 
Europe now have the assurance of the 
continuing jobs which will be provided 
by this new contract for equipment 
needed for the war against Japan," said 
Mr. Ryan. 

"To get these planes out and into ac- 
tion with Navy pilots in the Pacific, 
Ryan employees will have to produce 
more war equipment than has been man- 
ufactured in our plant in the entire three 
years since Pearl Harbor. That should 
give San Diego some conception of the 
magnitude of the war job which must still 
be done at Ryan. 

"Ryan contracts for war equipment are 
at an all-time high and represent heavy 
manufacturing well into 1946. In the 
months ahead, employment must be 
increased 35 percent over the present 
payroll, which is the greatest in the 
company's history. 

"Right at this time our special need 
is for skilled and experienced workers, 
particularly tool and die makers, aircraft 
assemblers, machinists, riveters, jig build- 
ers, hydraulic and electrical installers, 
precision inspectors and flight mechan- 
ics. There will also be a continuing need 
for people without factory experience 
who will be instructed in a production 
training school, and paid while learning, 
to take their place on the production line. 

"Ryan workers know that their biggest 
war job is yet ahead; that the war against 
Japan in the Pacific is their war. We are 
certain that Ryan employees and all San 
Diego can meet this challenge to main- 
tain schedule of needed Navy equip- 

All Combat Pictures 
U. S. Nary Official Photographs 

Massed on the broad deck of a mighty U. S. aircraft 
carrier are U. S. Navy fighting planes bound for 
the assault on Wake Island. Planes with folded 
wings spotted in the foreground are HELLCAT 

Here Admiral McCain stands 
on the bridge of one of the 
Navy's modern aircraft car- 
riers — the flagship of Task 
Force 58, while U. S. Navy 
planes take off to rout the 
Japanese fleet in the Battle 
of the Eastern Philippines, 
June 18-19, 1944. With 
Admiral McCain is Vice Ad- 
miral Marc Mitcher, USN, 
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T. Claude Ryan, President (left) 

Lieutenant Commander R. O. Deitzer (right) 

Bureau of Aeronautics Representative 


Walter O. Locke, contract administrator and 
assistant to the general manager. He's the 
No. 1 detail man of the Ryan team. There 
are dozens of provisions in the Navy contract 
which must be constantly checked; dozens 
of big and little odd jobs continuously flow- 
ing into the general manager's office, hie 
handles them. 



Larry C. Martin, experimental super- 
intendent. His group built the first 
experimental planes and "runs inter- 
ference" for the production team; 
nothing is built until he's sure it will 

Benjamin T. Salmon, chief engineer, whose 
group designs our planes and is responsible 
for the vast volume of engineering and 
"visioneering" necessary to maintain Ryan 

Eddie Molloy, vice president in charge of 
engineering and manufacturing, the quarter- 
back of the Ryan production team. He 
supervises the work of other key men. 


G. E. Barton, factory manager, who is di- 
rectly responsible for the manufacturing and 
planning of all production in our factory and 
"backs up the line" wherever he's needed. 


Roy S. Cunningham, superintendent of pro- 
duction control, who oversees all the com- 
plexities of paper work and record-keeping 
necessary to keep our production lines mov- 
ing fast and smoothly. , 

John van der Linde, general foreman of air- 
plane final assembly. Parts will pour into his 
division from all over the factory; he'll have 
the responsibility of putting them together 
and finishing the airplanes ready for flight 
test and delivery. 


Strung out in "line ahead" formation two of the Navy's new Essex-type carriers and two other 
warships are observed by a lookout from aboard another American warship. The objective was 
Wake Island. 


time's expert war analysts give the 
lowdown on what we can expect in 
the battle in the Pacific. Here are the 
key facts on which to base your own 
estimate of the length of the war. 



Reprinted by Courtesy of TIME MAGAZINE 

Top-drawer Navy men came here recently for a special inspection visit. 
They are shown with Ryan executives on the field behind the factory. 
At edge of picture can be seen vice-president Eddie Molloy and factory 
manager G. E. Barton. In foreground is Lieut. Samuel S. Reeder of the 
Navy office here at Ryan. Next is Commander James H. Flatley, 
and next to him Lt. Comdr. R. O. Deitzer. Chief engineer Ben Salmon 
can be seen behind the shoulder of Rear Admiral DeWitt C. Ramsay, 
Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics. Next is Artemus L. Gates, 
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air; T. Claude Ryan and Captain 
Leiand Webb, of the Bureau of Aeronautics, are at extreme right. 

Admiral Ramsey and Assistant Secretary Gates on another important 
visit to the Ryan factory. Factory manager G. E. Barton is visible just 
behind chief engineer Ben Salmon, at left. Then come the Admiral 
and the Assistant Secretary, flanked on the right by president Ryan, 
with contract administrator Walter O. Locke in the background. 







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Naval Aviation has just finished another 
year of work, a year in which it hit the 
enemy hard and made ready for even heavier 

One year ago. Vice Admiral John S. 
McCain, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, 
made this statement: 

"Huge task forces, spearheaded by car- 
rier-based aircraft, are poising for new pile- 
driver blows against the enemy. Let every 
man in Naval Aviation resolve to continue 
and to intensify the unrelenting punishment 
we have given the enemy from the air, 
until he is utterly defeated." 

The following day the Navy's first full- 
fledged carrier task force opened the current 
Pacific offensive with a raid on Marcus Island 
which virtually obliterated that base's instal- 

In a statement on the 31st anniversary of 
Naval Aviation, Vice Admiral Aubrey W. 
Fitch, said this: 

"We hit the enemy hard blows in the 
Atlantic and Pacific last year, but these 
were light compared with the blows we are 
now prepared to deliver. 

"The advances made in the last year are 
due to our new Essex class aircraft carriers. 
We could not move against the Jap until the 
new carriers joined the fleet. They covered 
General MacArthur's advance to Hollandia. 
Without them, we would still be inching 
along. We would probably still be in the 

"The year just closing was a year which 
brought to fruition the dreams of Naval Avi- 
ation pioneers about the potentialities of 
planes flown from ships; a year in which the 
concept of huge, fast carrier task forces as 
an offensive weapon met and mastered its 
first major test; a year of triumph which 
shattered Japan's outer ring of defense and 
pierced deep into the core of the Empire. 

"The appearance of the Essex-class CV's 

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in the western Pacific together with im- 
pressive numbers of their smaller carrier 
sisters, the CVL's and CVE's, revolutionized 
the war against Japan from a limited defens- 
ive-offensive operation to a full-scale sweep 
of classic blitzkrieg proportions." 

The opening of the carrier offensive found 
the Navy pilot training program at a peak. 
There were 47,276 Navy and Marine pilots 
— more than seven times the total on De- 
cember 7, 1941. The quality of these men, 
their crews and their planes is evident in 
the record of plane losses in the Pacific. 
Naval Aviators enjoy a 4 to 1 advantage over 
Japanese airmen, having destroyed more than 
2,300 planes as against 560 Navy planes 
lost in combat during the first six months 
of this year. A high percentage of our 
pilots were rescued. 

Development and production of Navy air- 
craft kept abreast of pilot training, with 
34,071 planes on hand June 30, 1944, com- 
pared to 5,000 at the time of Pearl Harbor. 
Deliveries of planes approached 3,000 a 
month, more than 75% of them combat 
types, contrasted with 300 planes a month 
before Pearl Harbor. 

Further emphasis on heavier models of 
vastly improved quality gave the Fleet pow- 
erful carrier-based fighters, the Vought 
CORSAIR (F4U) and the Grumman HELL- 
CAT (F6F). Production of the Douglas 
DAUNTLESS (SBD) came to a halt as this 
famous dive bomber, "work-horse" of the 
war in the Pacific and nemesis of the Japs 
at Midway, the Coral Sea and the Solomons, 
was replaced to a large extent by the faster, 
more destructive Curtiss HELLDIVER (SB2C). 
The HELLDIVER, on first meeting the Jap 
last Armistice Day, proved itself a worthy 
successor to the DAUNTLESS. 

Naval Aviation is maintaining 231 shore 
facilities, exclusive of those in advanced 
theaters, for training and support of the 
Fleet and Sea Frontier forces. Four years 
ago, there were only 38 such establishments. 

At the outbreak of the war, the Navy had 
seven carriers, six of them in the Pacific. 

Four of these were lost. The carrier sinkings 
led to the belief in some quarters that this 
type of ship was suicidally vulnerable. There 
was even talk of stopping the carrier build- 
ing program. 

Wiser counsel prevailed, however, and to- 
day there are 100 carriers in or nearing 
action. Among them are 14 fast combat 
carriers of the Essex type, and nine of the 
INDEPENDENCE class, converted from cruis- 
ers. In the past year alone, 70 carriers 
were commissioned and construction got un- 
derway on two of the three projected "super" 
carriers, giants of nearly twice the displace- 
ment of the Essex-class ships. 

The significance of these figures can be 
measured by the Pacific offensive since the 
first new combat carrier launched its planes 
against Marcus Island one year ago. 

In rapid succession came carrier raids on 
Nauru, Tarawa and Wake in the Central 
Pacific; on Buka and Bonis in the Southwest 
Pacific. Then began the systematic reduc- 
tion of Rabaul, Japan's mighty South Pacific 
bastion on New Britain. Carrier planes first 
attacked Rabaul in November, 1943, damag- 
ing six heavy cruisers and two destroyers. 
The Navy employed two carriers for this 
job. In the next strike, less than a week 
later, the bombs, torpedoes and guns of 
Navy planes from five carriers sank a Jap- 
anese light cruiser and two destroyers, while 
a single squadron of Grumman HELLCATS 
shot down 54 enemy planes. By January, 
'jSabaul had been hammered into virtual im- 
potence. Tokyo admitted that the port and 
its air fields were doomed. 

The trend of events was clear. Admiral 
Chester W. Nimitz, Commander in Chief, 
U. S. Pacific Fleet, declared in Pearl Harbor 
on November 14, 1943: 

"Our time has come to attack." 

Before the month was out, American in- 
vasion forces had stormed ashore at Tarawa. 
The cost in human life, heavy as it was, 
had been held down materially by carrier 
operations which all but swept the Jap from 
the sky, breached his ground defenses and 
neutralized bases from which he might have 

The air-sea forces which blasted the path 
into the Gilberts immediately turned north- 
ward and poured steel and fire on the Marsh- 
alls. Kwajalein, Wotje and other atolls were 
under air bombardment for 17 days. The 
pattern followed the lines of the Gilberts 
campaign. When landings were made on 
Roi and Kwajalein, Naval Aviation neutral- 
ized Jap bases. 

Meanwhile, far to the north, American 
air power opened an attack from another 
direction. Three times in three days. Navy 
Vega VENTURAS (PV's) and Army LIBERA- 
TORS bombed Paramushiru in the Kurile 
island chain — the first of a series of attacks 
which have continued to date. 

Soon after a consolidation period in the 
Marshalls, the lightning struck. In a thun- 
derous surprise raid on Truk, most for- 
midable of Japan's Pacific bastions, TASK 
FORCE 58 uncorked the first punch of a 
series which was to make this awesome 
armada the symbol of American sea power 
in 1944. Hundreds of planes from the task 

force commanded by Vice Admiral Marc A. 
Mitscher swooped down on the atoll February 
16 and 17, destroyed 201 Japanese planes, 
damaged 50 others, sank 23 ships, prob- 
ably sank six more, and damaged 1 1 others 
— at a cost of only 1 7 planes destroyed 
and one ship damaged. 

"The Pacific Fleet," said, Admiral Nimitz, 
"has returned at Truk the visit by the Jap 
fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, 
and effected a partial settlement of the 

A few days later, the Japanese made a 
surprising admission of severe losses and 
gave their Army and Navy high command 
a vigorous shake-up. 

After the sorties against Truk, TASK 
FORCE 58 re-fueled and set off for the 
Marianas, 1,300 miles south of Tokyo. 
There, on February 22, it accounted for 135 
Jap planes destroyed and 1 1 ships sunk 
or damaged. 

March brought raids by Navy planes on 
Ponape and Kusaie in the Carolines and 
by Army B-24's, flying from newly-won 
land bases, on Truk. At this point, with 
1,100 of his troop and supply barges sunk 
and his merchant fleet reduced to half 
strength, the Jap acknowledged that "huge 
enemy task forces" had virtually closed South 
Pacific sea lanes to large-scale Japanese 
shipping movements. 

While TASK FORCE 58 prepared new 
journeys of destruction, the Navy struck 
again at the northern approaches to Japan 
with new raids on the Kuriles by Aleutian- 
based patrol bombers. 

Then Vice Admiral Mitscher's forces 
roared on to the scene again, this time at 
Palau, large Japanese base 500 miles east 
of the Philippines and 1,100 miles west 
of Truk. All Japanese ships caught at Palau 
were sunk or damaged. These losses, to- 
gether with destruction of 132 Jap planes, 
contrasted with American losses of 25 planes 
and 18 flying personnel. 

TASK FORCE 58, demonstrating again 
the self-supporting characteristics which ob- 
viate periodic layovers in port, sped south- 
ward from the Palau visit to support General 
MacArthur's Hollandia operations early in 
April with raids on Hollandia, Wake Island 
and Sawar. A captured Japanese pilot, shot 
down near Hollandia, told questioners that 
one look at TASK FORCE 58, spread across 
the sea farther than the eye could reach, 
convinced him Japan had lost the war. 

Less than a month later. Vice Admiral 
Mitscher paid a second call on Truk and 
left 800 tons of bombs. Sixty Jap planes 
were shot from the sky and an equal num- 
ber destroyed on the ground, raising to 232 
the total put out of action by TASK FORCE 
58 in a week. 

Between May 16 and May 23, Navy 
planes made 2,005 separate attacks on the 
Japs. In one two-day period 373 planes 
showered Marcus with 148 tons of bombs 
and 354 planes hit Wake with 150 tons. 

Word came June 10 that Task Force 58 
was attacking Saipan, Guam and Tinian. This 
was no hit-and-run affair but an all-out pre- 
lude to invasion. Landings on Saipan by 
Marine and Army troops followed four days 
later. Leaving an umbrella of fighter planes 
to shield the ground fighters, TASK FORCE 
58 plowed northward and rained destruction 
on the Bonin and Volcano Islands, 500 miles 
southeast of Japan proper. 

(Continued from preceding page) 

The Japanese High Command could no 
longer ignore or fail to challenge the threat. 
Thus developed the Battle of the Eastern 
Philippines, June 18 and 19. On the first 
day of that battle, 58's HELLCAT fighters 
and flaming wall of antiaircraft fire sent 
402 enemy planes into the sea — an all-time 
record. This was the biggest battle in the 
history of Naval air warfare. 

Their defense fleet stripped of aerial 
protection, the Japs turned back toward the 
Philippines. Late on the afternoon of June 
1 9, however, the retreating enemy surface 
force was sighted and attacked by dive 
bombers and torpedo planes from TASK 
FORCE 58. At least two Japanese carriers 
and two tankers were sent to the bottom and 
a dozen other warships and tankers dam- 
aged. Additional Jap planes also were 
downed. American losses in the two-day 
battle were 70 planes. Many planes in- 
cluded in this figure got back to the task 
force, but battle damage or lack of fuel 
compelled them to land in the water at 
night. Although the ocean swallowed these 
planes, most pilots and radioman-gunners 
were rescued. American victory in the Battle 
of the Eastern Philippines assured the occu- 
pation of Saipan, Tinian and Guam, which 
has been completed. 

With scarcely a breath-catching interval, 
Mitscher's air force smashed at Pagan Island, 
in the Northern Marianas, June 22 and 
paid another visit to the Bonin Islands the 
following day. 

Then came a 10-day lull, broken July 
3 by a profitable attack on shipping and 
shore installations in the Bonin and Volcano 
Islands. Bombing,, strafing, and rocket-firing 
Navy planes destroyed five enemy ships 
and 25 planes, while battleships, cruisers 
and destroyers moved in close to shore and 
raked the islands with heavy shells. 

As Naval Aviation's greatest year drew 
to a close, other raids followed — raids on 
Palau, gateway to the Philippines, and fur- 
ther damaging strikes at the Bonins and Vol- 

The campaign in the Pacific, thanks to 
the success of the carrier offensive, was 
substantially ahead of schedule. Under Sec- 
retary of the Navy Ralph A. Bard announced 
in Washington that 8,000,000 square miles 
of waters and islands once dominated by the 
enemy were now under American control. 

"However, our battle of production will 
end only with the defeat of Japan," Bard 
explained. "I would like to point out that 
this program can only be achieved with the 
fullest cooperation of both labor and man- 
agement. It is imperative that at this time 
we call upon all workers, regardless of peace 
talk and developments in Europe, to stick 
on their jobs — back up the Navy — and pre- 
pare to pour out to the Japs everything they 
have coming to them. In other words, a 
rising tide of power must emerge from our 
production lines. Our fighting men are 
constantly on the alert to take instant ad- 
vantage of every opportunity to shorten the 
war. They can only do that if they have the 
proper tools. 

"For every 100 combat rifles that go 
overseas, 80 will have to be replaced within 
a year. For every hundred machine guns, 
the ratio is 85 annual replacements. That 
means that a constant stream of spares and 
replacements must be kept flowing to the 
men at the front." 

Secretary of the Navy Forrestall was even 
more emphatic about the need for new and 
better planes. 

"The air war is bound to get tougher," 
he said. "The Jap has recently made many 
Impprtant technical improvements in his air- 
craft. Jap planes of every type — both shore- 
based and carrier-based — now have greater 
fire power, armament, speed, range and load 
capacity. U. S. Navy planes have been im- 
proved too, but we don't now have as big 
technical advantages over the enemy as a 
year ago. 

"The Japanese have three new carrier 
planes that are vast improvements over their 
predecessors. These are the Judy, a fast 
new reconnaissance bomber; the Jill, a large 
torpedo plane, and the Jack, a powerful and 
maneuverable fighter. Their land-based 
planes, notably the twin-engined Betty, and 
the Army fighter, Tojo, represent striking 
improvements in design and performance 
over the Japs' earlier types. 

"Thus the U. S. Navy will face Jap air 
power in the coming year that will be strong- 
er both quantitatively and qualitatively. The 
fight will be a long and hard one." 


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Six patrolling Helldivers roar over three U. S. Navy carriers and a warship cutting swiftly 
through the Pacific. This is part of the force which defeated the Japanese in the Philippine 
sea engagement. 


Ryan Gets New ^0,000,000 Contract 

# Greater than all Ryan's business since Pearl Harbor, this new contract will give 
thousands of men and women new, well paid, long-term jobs, beginning right now. 

New Plane for Pacific War 

# The approaching end of the war in Europe marks the beginning of the most 
tremendous program in all Ryan history — producing war planes for use in the 
Pacific. Huge new schedule will require all of Ryan's enlarged facilities — plus 
thousands of new workers in all kinds of jobs. 

See Ryan's Downtown Employment Manager NOW! 

# Tool and die makers, aircraft assemblers, machinists, riveters, jig builders, hydraulic and electrical 
installers, production controllers, precision inspectors, flight mechanics, draftsmen and other experienced 
workers will be started in the highest job classification for which they can qualify. 

# Inexperienced men and women will be paid regular wages while being trained for good jobs. 

9 Ryan pays the top prevailing wage scale established for Southern California's aircraft indusuy — plus 
a 6c-per-hour bonus for swing-shift workers. 

# Ryan is a good place to work. It is a home town company, locally operated. Ryan treats you as an 
individual; not as just another clock number. Good hot meals are served in Ryan's employees' cafeteria, 
and there is entertainment or music during lunch periods. Ryan helps with Transportation, Housing, 
Child Care, Rationing, Selective Service, and in scores of other ways to make your job at Ryan pleasant. 

# A talk with Ryan's downtown employment manager places you under no obligation, but it will tell 
you just what job and what pay Ryan has to offer you. Find out NOW! 


Downtown Employment Office Open Daily (except S\m6ay) 8:00 to 4:30 P.M. 

Downtown Employment Office . . . Take Elevator to 3rcl Floor 


l\i%\ off Broadway . . . Near tfie Plaza 

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Task Force 58 Commander 


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Vol.8 No. 6 • NOVEMBER 11, 1944 

Vice Admiral Marc Mitscher, leader of the Navy's rampaging Task Force 58, 
is now in San Diego on leave. In a press conference here, he warned against 
over-optimism regarding future progress in the war against Japan and empha- 
sized the fact that workers in war plants still have a "devil of a job" ahead of 
them. Then he went on to cite the need for new designs and a greater volume 
of war equipment. This excerpt is from an interview which appeared in the 
San Diego Tribune-Sun of November 3. 

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"Honest, Boss, we're desperate! We need more 
people and need them badly, but this business of having 
to train new employees right here in the factory messes 
up production something awful. Isn't there some better 
way of training them?" 

This was the usual concern of the heads of the pro- 
duction departments in the Ryan factory. At that time 
it was the responsibility of each department head to train 
every beginner who came into his department, and quite 
a responsibility it was. It took much of the supervisor's 
time away from other important duties. 

L. E. Plummer, Industrial Training Director, who 
has had many years of educational experience, had long 
realized that a special training school for inexperienced 
beginners would be the answer to this all important 
problem. Mr. Plummer had the foresight to realize that 
our company would be needing a program of training 
for people who answered our call to help build urgently 
needed planes. When Larry Boeing came to Ryan as 
Assistant to the Factory Manager, he learned of Mr. 
Plummer's plan and became its most enthusiastic 

Larry Boeing had the answer as to how the problem 
might be solved. He was well acquainted with the War 
Training Program conducted by the San Diego Vocational 
School. He assisted with the inauguration of the program 
and was in charge of its operation for the first two years. 
Since the opening of this project more than 50,000 
people have been placed in local war industries. 

The training classes are conducted at the Ford 
(Continued on page 13) 

Top: New students are greeted on their first doy by Mrs. Lyia 
Maxwell, Phil Ashworth and instructor Anton Janda before starting 
to work. 

Center: Frequent visits ore paid to the Vocational School by Ryan 
personnel. The visitors on this occasion are: Left to right, Larry 
Boeing; Mel Thompson of Controct Administrotion; Art Coltroin, 
Assistant to the Factory Manager, and Horley Rubish, General Fore- 
man in charge of manifold production. 

Bottom: Lieutenant Loken, Novy Personnel Training Coordinator for 
the 11th Naval District, and Lieutenant Zeigler of our own Navy 
office, being shown through the school by Horley Rubish, stop a 
moment to inspect work being done on a Model "K" manifold, used 
on Coastal Patrol Blimps. Instructor is Bob Guyer. 

Omer L. Woodson, vice pres- 
ident and general manager, 
who as head of the Ryan pro- 
duction team will see that 
our new warplones get out 
on a fast production sched- 

O. F. Rigley, purchasing 
agent. He is responsible for 
buying all materials used in 
our new plane as well as all 
other production and non- 
production equipment. 

Jack Wiseman, Washington 
representative, who acts as 
liaison between the company 
and the Navy in Washington. 

D. H. Polmer, plant engineer 
who is responsible for instal- 
lation of all production ma- 
chines and plant equipmen 
needed for fabrication one 


Bert Holland, quality control 
manager. He sees that mate- 
rials, ports and workmanship 
meet Navy specifications and 
are the best obtainable. 

Ray Nearing, outside i 
duction superintenii 
He locates outside wi 
facturers who will 
detailed parts and I 
assemblies for the 

A. S. Billings, quality control 
chief, who works with the 
shop in assisting Bert Hol- 
land to see that the high 
Ryan standard of quality 
products is maintained. 

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George Dew, chief inspector. 
He controls all detail inspec- 
tion activities of the contrac- 
tor on our new Navy plane. 

Will Vandermeer, chief proj- 
ect engineer. He's right hand 
man to Ben Salmon and co- 
ordinates the flow of design 
information to various engi- 
neering groups. 

Wally Bordon, recently ad- 
vanced to assistant chief 
project engineer, whose 
major efforts ore devoted to 
coordinating engineering in- 
formation between various 
project groups. 

Millard Boyd, chief develop- 
ment engineer. Wrestling 
with new design ideas to keep 
Ryan's place of leadership, 
and boiling them down to a 
practical form is his meat. 

Dan Sanborn, project engi- 
neer, who must coordinate 
design and preparation of 
engineering drawings for re- 
lease to the shop. 


W. Kelly, night super- 
tendent in charge of all 
ant operations on the 
ght shift. He must see 
at second shift produc- 
in continues without 

Maynard Lovell, assistant 
production control superin- 
tendent, who is in charge of 
all production control prob- 
lems arising on the night 

Eric Faulwetter, general fore- 
man of sheet metal, who 
must see that all sheet metal 
ports are mode according to 
the blue prints and of neces- 
sary quantity to meet sched- 

Harley Rubish, general fore- 
man of the stamping and 
manifold departments, is re- 
sponsible for all drop ham- 
mer sheet metal stampings 
and for fabrication of ex- 
haust stacks for the new 

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Honorable Japanese never 
Srumble — why should they? 
They only work from fourteen 
to sixteen hours a day, seven 
days a week Good wages 
too; $2.37 per day. 



_T SEEMS to me that all of us will have a 
much deeper appreciation of the sweetness of 
our work in American aircraft production if 
we will look in on the lives of aircraft workers 
in other parts of the world. 

Take the Nakajima Aircraft plant at Nagoya, 
Japan, for example. First, a word about Na- 
goya. It is a port city at the head of Atsuta 
Bay and is 160 miles southwest of Tokyo. In 
1940 the population was 1,249,000 and the 
area was 69 square miles. The population is 
now well over 2,000,000. Los Angeles is a 
city of about this population but with an area 
of 464 square miles. Nagoya is one of the 
most congested industrial slums on earth. 
Streets are narrow trails, muddy or dusty, ac- 
cording to the season, between endless rows 
of unpainted shacks of one or at best two 
rooms. These shacks are of wood and paper. 
There are no chimneys. Before charcoal was 
rationed down to fifteen pounds per month 
there was a little heat to be had from char- 
coal braziers. Now they are wholly unheated, 
for fifteen pounds of charcoal is barely enough 
to boil the absolute minimum of rice and a 
little tea or such scant allowance of fish as 
may be permitted. The floors are boards that 
fit poorly. Always does the chill cold wind of 
winter blow up through them. In each shack 
there is a nasty privy and beneath the building 
an open cesspool. No wonder the Japs are 
forever burning incense in their shacks. In 
summer, flies and mosquitoes are indescribably 
bad. In winter, pneumonia is feared by every- 

Nagoya, like Osaka, Kobe, Tokyo and other 
cities on the south shores of Honshu, contains 
the most crowded and filthy industrial districts 
on earth. But this is not accidental. The south 
shores of Honshu give Japan her best and most 
strategically located harbors directly on the 
north Pacific trade route, as well as some of 
her most productive valleys. 

The author of this article has spent many years in the 
Far East, and lived for several years in Japan while 
engaged in industrial research. He was one of the last 
Americans to leave Tokyo before Pearl Harbor. 

But to come back to our text, the aircraft 
workers at Nakajima. Hours, 16 per day. No 
one may work less than 14 per day. This is 
for seven days a week. In the early days of 
the war a worker was given two days off per 
month, but I understand these have been with- 
held this past year. No worker, man, woman, 
or child, may quit his job, nor has he one word 
to say about what the job will be or where it 
will be. He may be shipped any place on the 
home islands. All labor is conscripted, just as 
are soldiers. Women from 12 to 40 (un- 
married); men from 12 to 65 and in some 
instances up to 70 must work. To lay off even 
one day is a serious crime which is likely to 
bring arrest and cruel punishment at the hands 
of the police. Every aircraft worker is cata- 
logued with the police just as are criminals in 
a penitentiary. Failure to show up at the plant 
brings immediate investigation by the police. 
Unmerciful flogging and torture is routine Jap 
police procedure for dealing with absentees. 
No trials are necessary at all. The policeman 
anywhere in Japan has wide latitude in exer- 
cising his authority. 

Of course you will be curious to know what 
wages are paid. It is useless to catalogue 
the wage of an industrial serf in Japan because 
of the vast difference in the purchasing power 
of money in Japan and the U.S. Whatever 
the wage it is so heavily taxed that it affords 
the barest subsistence, never enough for a 
sufficiency of the coarsest clothes or the com- 
monest of food. All aircraft workers at Naka- 
jima last year were hungry all the time. Every- 
body else in the whole city was. Nobody could 
get enough to eat in Nagoya last summer. 

Rice was rationed down to eleven and a 
half ounces per adult per day — less than three- 
quarters of his customary share. But your 
Japanese adult wants 30 pounds of rice per 
month. Nothing else will substitute for it. If 
he does not get his pound of polished rice a 
day he is hungry and if it is unpolished, as is 
about 40% of the rice now rationed to him, 
he suffers severe digestive upsets. I have seen 
many a Japanese sit down to a meal of cold 
soggy polished rice and water or tea and be 
satisfied. But he gets very little tea now and 
never enough rice. Sugar at Nagoya was V2 
pound per adult per month. 

The aircraft worker at Nakajima last sum- 
mer also suffered for want of fish. A Jap in 
normal times eats one-half pound of fish per 
day. Last summer it was next to impossible to 
buy fish in Nagoya whether you had ration 

(Continued on page 16) 



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— 8 — 


Bob Kerlinger 


No man takes the job of Chief Test Pilot in a war plant unless he is willing 
to die for his country, 

Robert J. Kerlinger knew the risk that was involved when he gave up his 
position as Wing Commander at one of the Ryan schools and came to San 
Diego six months ago to be the company's Chief Test Pilot. He took that 
risk gladly. 

Bob lived to see his biggest job completed. He carried the Ryan test-flight 
program through the most hazardous experimental stages. When he took off 
for the last time he was expecting to make a routine flight — but he well knew 
that any routine test flight might some day turn out to be his last. 

Bob contributed a magnificent service to America in the work he did here. 
His whole life was in the great American tradition — he was a country boy who 
earned his own spending money while he was still in knee pants, paid his 
own way through school, and took a job sweeping floors in the Ryan hangar in 
order to get a start in his chosen career. He started at the bottom and worked 
his way to the top. We are proud that Bob made his whole career with Ryan, 
from the day twelve years ago when he came to San Diego to enroll as a 
student in the Ryan School of Aeronautics. 

To many of us here, the shock and the sorrow of Bob's passing will be 
hard to bear. All we can do is make up our minds that the memory of him 
will keep us working a little harder. Bob Kerlinger would like it that way. 

SLlm5 J^tckln 6 


(Reprinted by request) 

Recently a war industry factory ordered 
all of its feminine employees to wear slacks 
in the interests of safety. The plumper girls 
protested vigorously. Spokeswoman for the 
ladies who were not slender weighed 250 
pounds. "You can imagine how I'd look in 
slacks," said she. We don't blame these 
oversized ladies for not wanting to wear 
slacks, but on the other hand, working in 
a factory is not a beauty contest. Consider 
the way the average man looks in overalls. 

A fashion expert says wearing slacks is 
strictly between a woman's conscience and 
her mirror. Now can you tie that? When a 
woman looks in a mirror she sees something 
very dishy. She's thoroughly satisfied with 
the slacks or she wouldn't be looking in the 
mirror. I don't think that ladies should wear 
slacks in town. Wear them on the farm. 
Preferably in a wheat field. And then only 
when the wheat is over three feet high. 

They don't look exactly right on a plump 
lady on Main Street during the shopping 
rush. You can't streamline a sack of pota- 
toes. If you are sweet sixteen, tall, slender 
and willowy, you can wear slacks and get 
away with it, like stealing apples on an 
abandoned ranch. But if you are sweeter 
sixty, short, stout, wheezing and you have 
more longitude than altitude, wearing slacks 
makes you look sillier than a beached whale. 

Wars are always changing fashions and 
the girls are dressing for their favorite 
branches of the Armed Services. I saw one 
lady wearing the epaulets of an admiral, and 
one who wore the wings of aviation. Another 
lady bulged out in back like she was wearing 
a parachute. 

The most amazing twist in fashions is 
that the girls have caught up to their ears 
again. Every ten years or so, ears disappear 
like dimes in a Bingo game. Then they bob 
up again and the effect is startling to men 
who had begun to think that moles, seals 
and girls were earless. Having married a girl 
without ears, you are certainly startled when 
you look across the breakfast table and see 
a jug with two large handles smiling at you. 

Other girls look like a one-volume library, 
with two, large determined pink book-ends. 
The war is doing that. The girls go in for 
air-wardening, and you cannot listen with 
your satchel handles covered with wool. 
When the war is over the ladies will cover 
up their ears again and will look very sleek 
and stylish. Only the men will have ears, and 
they will exceed their quota. I don't say that 
men should hide their ears under their hair 
or their hats, but I do say they should have 
them trimmed a little closer. 

Mrs. Mary B. White of the War Produc- 
tion Board is on the right track when she 
asks American women to turn in all their 
extra compacts and lip-sticks, but she has 
only scratched the surface in her drive for 
war materials. 

What Mrs. White should do, and right 
away, is to urge the gals of our 48 states to 
empty their handbags and then summon the 
Boy Scouts to take away the loot. The result 
would be a mountain of scrap that would 
dwarf Mt. McKinley and Mt. Hood. Intrepid 
climbers from all over the world would come 
with their Alpine sticks and hob-nailed boots, 
ropes and axes, to fight for the honor of 
being the first to scale its heights and plant 
the flag of their country on its summit. 

If Mrs. White does not believe me, if she 
feels that I am exaggerating, let her run 
upstairs to explore her own handbag. It's 
10-to-l that she will be astounded by the 
amount of material that she has been carry- 
ing around for days, months and years. 

As a starter, I took my wife's purse — 
rather, dragged it down the steps, for to 
have tried to lift it would have been a fool- 
hardy thing to one unaccustomed to carrying 
such weights — and spread out its contents in 
a nearby vacant lot. Then I called her to 
act as a sort of guide and to explain to me 
what all of the things were that were in her 
purse, and why in the world she lugged them 
around with her. 

She started patiently to explain: 

"That is a compact. So is that. One is 
for daytime, one is for evening and one is a 
white chapstick. That is dark rouge and that 
is light rouge. That case has powder puffs in 
it. That is a comb. That is a nail file. Those 
are hairpins and those are bobbypins." 

We were hopping about the lot now like 
kids playing hopscotch. 

"Those two are side combs and these are 
some earrings that hurt my ears. That is 
one rhinestone clip because I lost the other 
one. Those are three purses. One is for my 
own money; one is household money and the 
other is my own extra-special money." 

The sun continued on its course across the 
heavens as we continued to examine the 

"That's a lippo lighter. You use it to put 
your lipstick on in the dark. I won it as a 
bridge prize. That's a flashlight for black- 
outs. That's a cigarette lighter that doesn't 
work, but I'm going to get some stuff put 
In it. That's an empty cigarette case, and 
those are two packs of cigarettes. Those 
obviously are matches. Those are my keys. 
That is Kleenex, and that's my regular hand- 

"That's my checkbook. That's my mrmo 
book, and that is a pair of gloves. That's 
a wrist watch I'm taking back to get fixed, 
and those are samples of material I'm going 
to try to match. In that envelope are some 
beads I have to get restrung, and you know 
that's a pen and pencil. And, in the little 
black case is my driver's license and last 
year's Safe Driver's award. And those are 
my shopping lists," she said, as she started 
gathering up the contents of her handbag. 

As she walked off with her weighty purse 
swinging on her arm (women have apparently 
developed a special set of muscles for hand- 
bag carrying) I recalled that time, several 
years ago, when I was on the receiving end 

— 10 — 

of one of them. It happened in Hollywood 
when Actor Broderick Crawford and I al- 
lowed the Galahad to come out in us and 
interfered in a fight between two men in a 
night club. 

Brod got off all right because nothing but 
a man hit him, but the wife of one of the 
contestants hauled off and let me really have 
it in the face with her rhinestone pocketbook. 
I was weeks getting rhinestones out of my 
face and at night when a light would glow 
on me I took on the appearance of one of 
those highway signs that read, "Danger, 
winding road." 

I have a suspicion that the rhinestones 
on my face read, "Detour ahead" because 
people studiously avoided me. 

Ryan's Hauy Office 
now On IIbui Status 

To facilitate handling of details in con- 
nection with Ryan's new Navy fighting plane 
contracts, the Bureau of Aeronautics has 
changed the designation of its representa- 
tive here. Lieutenant Commander R. 0. 
Deitzer, to Bureau of Aeronautics Repre- 
sentative. (BAR) 

Under the new set-up, which became 
effective October 25th, Deitzer reports di- 
rectly to the Bureau of Aeronautics General 
Representative (BAGRt in Los Angeles. 
Previously the officer in charge here held 
the title of Bureau of Aeronautics Resident 
Representative (BARR) and was under the 
supervision of the Navy's San Diego office 
located at the Convair plant. 

pmOCRIMB ^/^Cka& 



The day of the crime was a typical warm sunny California Satur- 
day (the fog by noon was almost imperceptible 10 feet away i 
which may have been the reason Mr. Blough didn't feel the urge 
to carry on with business as usual. However, at 1 :09 p.m. a stir 
of activity was noted when he managed to dial the telephone 
operator. "Mias Jones, I wont to place a very important coll to 
Washington immediately. Do you think there will be much delay 
getting the call through?" 

"I'll do everything I can, Mr. Blough, to get the call through for 
you. Will you be in your office?" Miss Jones, as usual, was very 
willing to cooperate. 

At 1:19 Miss Jones was ready with Mr. Blough's important coll. 
But Mr. Blough just couldn't tear himself away from the last 
paragraph of a thrilling report he was reading. Naturally, we 
know, Mr. Blough wouldn't intentionally do anything to drive 
telephone operators out of their minds. Little did he realize that 
while he is perusing the report. Miss Jones is patiently tearing 
out her hair. (We know a good wig maker. Miss Jones.) 
One really can't blame Miss Jones for being irritated. After all, 
how many of us realize that it's important to answer the phone 

1 :24 p.m. Look, something has hoppened to poor Mr. Blough 
and we don't think he is taking his afternoon nap. What possible 
cause would anyone have to murder this innocent victim? After 
all, he was just sitting there peacefully reading when some fiend 
struck. Who? Why? 

1 :25 p.m. Miss Jones is found wandering aimlessly around the 
halls, muttering, "Just a moment, please, I'll ring him." She is 
assisted to a chaise lounge where she blissfully passes into oblivion. 
$64 Question: Whodunit? 

Note to readers: Any resemblance to actual characters, living or 
dead, is purely coincidental. , (Answer on page 13) 

11 — 

A. He's the man who ably heads the 
department that really knows how to 
go out and round up business for us. 

B. This one is a cinch — he's our presi- 
dent. C. His hobby is collecting data 
on helicopters. When at work, he knows 
how to make practical an "out of this 
world" engineering design. D. Being 
from Holland, he knows how to moke 
those silver skates fly as well as deliver- 
ing design information to engineering. 

How many of these faces can you 
identify? Try your hand by filling in 
the squares below with the letters 
on the pictures. Give yourself 10 
points for each right answer. 

80- 100 points — Say, you're an 

40 - 70 points — Have you gotten 
your three-year pin yet? 

20 - 30 points — Welcome to 
Ryan, newcomer. 

Leonard Gore □ 

Sam Breder □ 

T. Claude Ryan □ 

Eddie Oberbauer □ 

Bill Wagner ....Q 

Earl D. Prudden Q 

Bill Immenschuh □ 

Millard Boyd D 

Fred Thudium □ 

Will Vandermeer □ 

(Answers on page 21) 

-F. He's as much ot home on the 
ground as in the air. He really flies 
whether on skates or in an airplane. 

G. Known far and wide as the "energy 
man" and also for his colorful (put- 
ting it mildly) ties. For anything to 
do with advertising or publicity, just 
see this fellow. 



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E. You've all heard him talk during 
lunch periods on various campaign 
speeches and introducing our frequent 
guest speakers. 

H., I., and J. These three fellows are 
all old time Ryanitss in engineering, 
having started on their careers by at- 
tending the Ryan School of Aeronoutics 
in days gone by. 

— 12 — 



(Continued from cage 1 ) 

Building, a beautiful modernistic structure, 
well ventilated and well lighted, which is 
located in Balboa Park. It was used as an 
exhibition building during the San Diego 
Exposition. The trainees eat their lunch In a 
Spanish patio under spreading graceful 
pepper trees which are bordered with beauti- 
ful tropical flowers and shrubs. 

The friendly atmosphere is the first thing 
one notices as he walks in the front door. 
The students realize that they are all alike 
when they start out and consequently are 
eager to learn from each other and are always 
willing to help the newcomers. However, it 
doesn't take them very long to get into the 
swing of things and before you know it they 
are as proficient as any factory worker and 
are ready for production assignments in one 
of the factory departments. 

In order to understand the factory job 
requirements, a student is first required to 
complete a series of "work experiences" in- 
volving all types of riveting, drilling and 
installation, as well as clean-up procedure. 
This usually takes from four to five weeks, 
depending on the student's ability and re- 
ceptiveness to instruction. Machine shop, 
plaster pattern making, or tool room work, 
which he might do later if qualified, requires 
longer periods of training. The instructors 
make sure that the new employees will get 
off on the right foot by instilling in them 
correct shop procedures and good working 
habits. Trainees also have their own stock 
room where they learn to check out tools, 
parts and materials, just as they will do when 
they start work at the factory. 

The feature of this whole program is that 
while learning, trainees are actually turning 
out finished products which are used on the 
fighting fronts, after being passed by our 
own inspectors as well as by the Navy. 
These employees know that they are doing 
something right now for the war effort: 
they're not just practicing. So, they take 
pride in turning out as nearly perfect work 
as possible. 

The program has expanded to the point 
where it might almost be called a factory in 
miniature. Courses are varied in order to 
meet the needs of all of our departments and 
this fact permits the trainees to select the 
type of jobs they like to do. Units of training 
qualify the trainees to handle assignments in 
Manifold, Sheet Metal, Sub-Assembly, Major 
Assembly, Machine Shop, Plaster Pattern or 
Jig Building. 

The instructional staff is composed of 
nineteen men and is made up of experienced 
craftsmen, many of whom have been on the 
vocational school program since its inception. 
In order to formulate a program which will 
most efficiently meet the need of the Ryan 
organization, this group was supplemented 
by the assignment of several Ryan employees 
including Bob Guyer, and Charles Willis of 
the Manifold Department, Carl Cline of the 
Plaster Pattern Shop, Frederick Stewart from 
the Tool Room, and Messrs. James Bussard, 
Fred Simonides, and Jesse Muse from the 
Structural Assembly Department. 

The success of this program can also be 
attributed to the General Foremen who co- 
operate in determining what type of training 
is required and see that satisfactory jobs are 
referred to the school as learning projects. 

To assist in handling problems that arise, 
an Advisory Committee was formed. This 

committee is composed of Walter Thatcher, 
Principal of the San Diego Vocational School; 
Phillip Ashworth, Supervisor of Operations in 
the Ford Building; Mrs. Esther Kinsella, Vo- 
cational School Counselor; Mrs. Lyia Max- 
well, Personnel Counselor assigned to the 
school; Mr. Plummer and Mr. Boeing, who 
meet each week to discuss any unusual hap- 
penings which have transpired during the 
interim, what employment quota is needed 
and how the program is progressing. It pro- 
vides a means whereby the school and the 
company can operate on a smooth basis. 

The company has decided that all new 
hires without previous factory experience 
shall be sent to the training program before 
assignment to a department in the factory. 
It also refers present factory personnel to 
the school for upgrading or conversion train- 
ing, when necessary. 

Transportation is the least worry of the 
trainees, as station wagons pick them up at 
11th and Broadway before each shift and 
return them to the same point at the end 
of their work period. In case of illness, 
necessary transportation is also provided 
through the Personnel Counselor or Nurse 
who is on duty at all times. All services 
available to personnel in the factory are also 
provided for the trainees during their assign- 
ment at the school. 

However, even with this program running 
full swing, there is a constant need for addi- 
tional trainees to meet the requirements of 
our rapidly expanding program. We have 
the facilities, the instructors, the necessary 
machines — but we haven't enough workers. 
If you have any friends, relatives or even 
acquaintances who want to get into aircraft 
work, but are leary because they haven't had 
any previous experience, tell them the facts. 
Send them to the downtown employment 
office at Fourth and Broadway, right across 
from the Plaza. They can learn a trade that 
will stand them in good stead, and they'll 
earn good wages while they're learning. 

This program is also open to junior and 
senior High School boys who may be assigned 
to the training program for four hours a 
day and get school credits for this attend- 
ance. This program is split into two groups: 
one starting at 7:30 a.m. and running until 
11:30, and another class starting at 4:00 
p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Trainees in this pro- 
gram are required to attend school four hours 
a day. These students receive wages for 
the work they are doing. This experience 
not only qualifies them for direct factory as- 
signments after completing their training, 
but also gives them a background of valuable 
experience which will be useful to them 
when they enter the armed services or other 
vocational assignments. 


We don't think you'll need ten 
guesses to pick Miss Jones as the per- 
petrator of this horrible catastrophe. 
However, under the circumstances, we 
plan to go to bat for Miss Jones in 

Don't let this happen to you — 
PROMPTLY and if you have made a 
long-distance coil, stay in your office 
until the call has been completed or 
let the Operator know where you can 
be located. 

Bob Stevenson recently appointed as 
Office Service Manoger. Before his pro- 
motion. Bob was in the Purchasing 
Department for two years. 


by Bill Taylor 

We ore very sorry to have to report the 
"Belle of Maintenance" DRAKE has been 
ill and is still off work at press time. 

It must be this unusual weather California 
has but CAP BARKER is off sick and two 
or three others are not too peppy with colds, 

Got a letter from E. STEWART, an ex- 
Mechonicol Maintenance man from Tulsa. 
He says the weather's fine. 

We're glad to see J. E. EDWARDS from 
third shift back on the job after some bod 
burns on his head. 

We want to welcome to Maintenance, 
WILLIAM DOOLEY, the new acid man and 
R. M. SHEIRE to the Mechanical gong. 
O. TAYLOR, the former acid man has trans- 
ferred to Manifold. 

We wonder why PEARL RAY, Dispatch 
clerk from Manifold didn't go to the Hal- 
loween party at the CIO hall as she planned? 

Not wanting to beot Walter Winchell to 
the punch but still wanting to report all 
the news, we would like to announce that 
Mr. LOSTEL is due for an increase in his 
family anytime now. 

We hear that ORVAL HALL has set a new 
record for bowling. We don't know whether 
it wos a record for a new high or a new 
low, so it would be best to ask him. 

13 — 

Their Mothers Don t Worry 

Child Care Centers 
Throughout Son Diego 

Do you know all the facilities offered by 
the many child care centers throughout San 
Diego and where they are located? 

Everything is supervised by trained teach- 
ers. There are lots of things to do — and 
children of the same age to do them with. 
Imagination, initiative and bodily coordina- 
tion are developed together. 

There is daily health supervision by the 
teachers — fruit juice, milk and cod liver oil 
— regular visits by nurses and the Staff 
Pediatrician — isolation rooms for children 
who develop sickness while in the Centers. 
Registered nurses are on duty at all times 
in the Infant Care Centers. 

Well-balanced nourishing lunches and 
breakfasts are planned by expert nutritionists 
and supplemented by cod liver oil and fruit 
juices in the mornings and milk and a snack 
in the afternoon. 

Every child has a cot and each child gets 
regular naps. Regular rest gives young 
bodies the needed relaxation for proper de- 

They have other kids to play with and the 
proper equipment under interested super- 

Costs — Per Week 

Infant Care 

Ages 6 Months — 2 Years 

12-hour care, diapers, formula, 

extra clothing $6.00 


Ages 2 Years — School Age 
Up to 12 hours, including luncheon and 

First child in family $3.00 

Each additional child $1.25 

Breakfasts — extra per week $ .50 

Night care — to 18 hours per 

week extra $1.50 

Extended Day Care 

School Age Children 

When school is in session: 

Up to 12 hours, including breakfast 
and snacks, luncheon Saturdays 
and holidays $1.65 

During vacations: 

Up to 12 hours, including luncheon 

and snacks $1.80 

Breakfasts — extra per week $ .60 

Infant Care Centers 

Frontier 3676 Frontier St., San Diego 

Vista Square .. 502 Shasta Drive, Chula Vista 


(2 years to school age, operated 
by San Diego City Schools) 

Adams 3481 School Street 

Azure Vista 918 Cordova Street 

Bayview Terrace — 

day and night 4600 Calle Drive 

Brooklyn 1337 30th Street 

Chesterton — 

day and night 2616 Shenandoah Dr. 

Chollas 750 45th Street 

Clay Street 2885 Clay Street 

Fremont 2375 Congress Street 

Frontier — 

day and night 3575 Freedom Street 

Hoover 4474 El Cajon Boulevard 

Jefferson 3770 Utah Street 

Junior League 737 17th Street 

Kearney Street 2195 Kearney Street 

Linda Vista I — 

day and night 6837 Tait Street 

Linda Vista II 1983 Burton Street 

Linda Vista III 6913 Eastman Street 

Los Altos 1201 Turquoise Street 

Midway School Kenyon Street 

Neighborhood House 1818 Newton Ave. 

Washington — 

day and night 1 845 State Street 

Extended Day Care 

(School age, operated by 
San Diego City Schools) 

Alice Birney Park Blvd. & El Cajon 

Azure Vista 918 Cordova Street 

Bayview Terrace — ■ 

day and night 4600 Calle Drive 

Brooklyn 1337 30th Street 

Central : 4036 Polk Street 

Chesterton — 

day and night 2616 Shenandoah Dr. 

Chollas 750 45th Street 

Dewey 2910 Sellers Drive 

Farragut 3230 McCandless Blvd. 

Florence 1st and University 

Fremont 2375 Congress Street 

Frontier — 

day and night 3575 Freedom Street 

Garfield Monroe Ave. at Oregon Street 

Hamilton 2807 Fairmount Avenue 

Jefferson 3770 Utah Street 

Kit Carson 1906 Coolidge Street 

Linda Vista Ulric and Osier Streets 

Logan 537 So. 28th Street 

Midway School Kenyon Street 

Ocean Beach 4741 Santa Monica Street 

Pacific Beach 1580 Emerald Street 

Sherman 2254 J Street 

Washington — 

day and night 1845 State Street 

Chula Vista 

(Under Chula Vista Elementary School Dist.) 

Methodist Church Nursery 205 Center 

Hilltop Nursery and E. D. C Hilltop Circle 

F Street School 4th and F 

Vista Nursery and E. D. C 500 Shasta 

Rohr Nursery and E. D. C. — 

day and night Bay Boulevard and H 

Coronado Nursery. ...Library Park, 6th and D 
Coronado — FPHA Nursery and 

E. D. C 155 Prospect 

Escondido Nursery and 

E. D. C - North Broadway 

For further information regarding child 
care problems, contact Mrs. Esther Long in 
Industrial Relations or call her on Ext. 319. 


Would you like to spread a little 
Christmas cheer by buying an extra 
Christmas card or two for the ill and 
wounded men in hospitals in the San 
Diego area? 

These cards will be given to the men 
well in advance of Christmas day in 
order that they moy be delivered to 
their families and friends at Christ- 
mas time. 

Cards should be sent to Red Cross 
headquarters building, Balboa park, 
so that the camp and hospital com- 
mittee may have them on hand for 
distribution to the men during the pre- 
holidoy season. 



(Continued from page 5' 
The year he spent with the Army Air 
Service in France gave him a liberal educa- 
tion in the design and construction of all 
kinds of airplanes. Every wrecked or broken- 
down plane in his port of France — whether 
the plane was of American, British, French, 
Italian or German manufacture — was 
brought to his base for recommissioning. He 
had no blueprints, no replacement parts 
and little equipment. But by hook or crook 
he always got the planes into the air — fig- 
uring out what the blueprints should look 
like by sheer effort, building new parts 
when necessary, and patching together two 
or three ruined planes to moke one flyable 

This kind of work was meat and drink to 
the young mechanic, who had nsver been 
previously interested in airplanes. In his 
spore time he sneaked over to a nearby 
French airfield, talked the pilots into giving 
him flying lessons, and eventually became 
a good pilot. Later he was to log 1600 hours 
of flying — first as a barnstormer during lean 
years, later as a sportsman pilot. 

When he returned to the United States in 
1919, he looked around for a job in aviation. 
But there just weren't any jobs to be had 
that year in the infant industry. A friend 
offered him a position as advertising man- 
ager in a large department store in Peru, 
Indiana, and he decided to take a crack at it 
— in spite of the fact that he knew abso- 
lutely nothing about either department stores 
or advertising. Before he wrote his first ad 
he drove 75 miles to buy copies of New York 
City newspapers and study their department 
store advertising. This resulted in the crea- 
tion of such ads as Peru had never seen 
before, and sales shot upward. During the 
nine months Woodson spent with the store, 
his salary was boosted three times. 

Finally, Woodson found an opening with 
the Service Aviation Company, a division of 
the Service Truck Company of Wabash, 
Indiana. He jumped into and has been in 
aviation ever since. It was here that he first 
began pioneering by creating America's first 
six-passenger all-enclosed plane. The croft 
performed splendidly in the air, but it was 
years ahead of its time and there was no 
market for it. Being unable to sell the first 
plane. Service Aviation naturally gave up 
the idea of building more of them, and 
Woodson looked for another job. 

He found one with the U. S. Airmail serv- 
ice, where he started as a mechanic and 
worked up to field manager. In four years he 
built up enough of a grub-stake to start 
his own company, which he launched at 
Bryan, Ohio. He was president, general man- 
ager, chief engineer and janitor, success- 
fully designing and producing several differ- 
ent airplane models. But in 1 929 his com- 
pany went to the wall along with thousands 
of others, and Woodson moved to California. 

By this time Woodson had something of 
a reputation in aviation, and Donald Doug- 
las hired him as project engineer for the 
Northrop division. He hadn't been there long 
when Jack Northrop buttonholed him one 
day and said, "The Army is going to have 
a competition for an all-metal pursuit plane. 
There are only 30 days left before the com- 

petition, and we don't hove a plane, but 
I'd sure like to enter one, I think you're 
the boy who con get one built in that time. 
Do you want to try it. Woody?" 

"Sure, I'll try it," Woodson agreed. "If 
we con pick the 60 best men in the plant and 
sell them on the idea of setting a world's 
record for speed, I think we can hove that 
plane ready in time for the competition." 

Woodson selected his 60-man team care- 
fully, then called them together and ex- 
plained the daring project he had planned. 
"If you're interested, we'd like to have you 
help," he told each man. "If you're not in- 
terested or if it looks too tough, we'll count 
you out." Every man of the 60 declared him- 
self in. Incidentally, our own chief engineer, 
Ben Salmon, was one of the principal desigri 
engineers in that group. 

Woodson set up one complete production 
line, from drawing board to final assembly 
oil in the same big building. As fast as a 
part was drown he ripped the sketch off his 
board, handed it to the next man and said, 
'Moke that." Cots were moved into the 
factory, relays of coffee and hot food were 
provided, and the Douglas-Northrop crew 
settled into stride for its epic three-week 
sprint. Whenever Woodson or any one of 
the others felt tired, they dropped onto a 
cot for on hour or two, then went back to 
work. Twenty-one days after the first line 
was drawn, the plane, complete with all 
equipment including armament, took off. 

To the eternal disappoinment of Woodson 
and the other Douglas-Northrop men, the 
competition was not held, because other 
companies did not have their planes ready. 
The plane was a beautiful design with 
phenomenal performance for those days, but 
one of the greatest mysteries in aviation 
history happened when on a test flight the 
pilot took off in the plane one day from 
Mines Field and disappeared. Neither the 
pilot nor plane hove been seen or heard 
from again. 

In 1936 Woodson went to Buffalo to 
become assistant to the chief engineer for 
the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. His work 
there on the P-36 and the following P-40 
Warhawk series made him still better known 
in the industry, and in 1939 Lorry Bell per- 
suaded him to join the small ond struggling 
Bell company as chief engineer at Buffalo. 
Incidentally, Woodson became a good friend 
of another Ryan man, then a Curtiss engi- 
neer, while there — Eddie Molloy. By coinci- 
dence, Molloy left Curtiss just three weeks 
after Woodson did. 

Woodson's first job at Bell was to re- 
design the P-39 Airacobra in order to step 
up its performance and simplify its construc- 
tion for production. He did this so success- 
fully that in January, 1940, he was mode 
assistant general manager. During the five 
years of Woodson's regime the Bell com- 
pany's progress charts climbed more and 
more steeply till the lines were tilted almost 
straight upward. Employment grew so fast 

that for months on end it was increasing at 
the rote of 1000 workers a month; produc- 
tion soared as much as 1000 per cent in 
a single year; the factory went through one 
violent expansion after another until one 
plant had grown to five. After pushing pro- 
duction of the P-39 to o huge volume, he 
directed development of Bell's famous p'-59 
Airacomet, the first jet-propelled airplane 
in this country, 

Woodson's most monumental achievement 
to date has been the building and operation 
of Bell's mammoth Marietta plant, one of 
the largest in the world in terms of floor 
space. He laid out all the plans for this 
factory from his Buffalo office, supervised 
all the construction and later the tooling up 
for production; then jammed through one 
production increase after another until 
the plant was rolling out B-29's faster than 
anyone hod thought possible. 

As soon as the word went out that he was 
leaving Bell, Woodson was pelted with offers 
from all over the country. He considered a 
number of them, even going so for as to 
spend a week at one company's plant looking 
over its personnel and production set-up 
before declining the offer. When Claude 
Ryan — whom 'vVoodson hod known when 
both were struggling /oung manufacturers — 
telephoned him, Woodson came to San Diego 
and, OS he had done with the other com- 
pany, spent a week in sizing things up. 
Then he accepted, and went to work im- 
mediately in the latter port of October, 

Woodson believes that this company will 
have no more trouble getting into smooth, 
fast production than did Bell, Curtiss, Doug- 
las or any of the other companies in which 
he has worked. "The pattern is about the 
same in any successful aircraft company," 
Woodson soys quietly. "First, the company 
must have a master plan with the work of 
oil departments coordinated. Second, this 
plan must be based on historical data — 
records of what each department has been 
able to do in the past and of what similar 
departments in other companies have done 
— not on the personal opinion of any man 
or men. Third, there must be enthusiastic 
teamwork to push the plan through. The 
plan has to be worked out by intelligent 
agreement of the men most involved, and 
then supported without any quibbling or 
grumbling. There is no room in war indus- 
try for the man who isn't enthusiastic, who 
says, 'Aw, that can't be done.' " 

In spite of the fact that he habitually 
works at white-hot speed, Woodson seems 
to find time for outside interests too. He 
has been active for years in the Veterans 
of Foreign Wars, the National Aeronautic 
Association, the Institute of Aeronautical 
Sciences, the Quiet Birdmon, the Modern 
Woodmen of America and several others. 
During his I 8 months in Georgia, he became 
o member of the Board of Directors and 
chairman of the Aviation Committee for 
the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; he be- 
came port of the organized drive for post- 
war job-making as a member of the Com- 
mittee for Economic Development He enjoys 
golf, yachting and most outdoor recreations. 
His whole career odds up to the picture of 
a hard-driving, two-fisted worker who knows 
how to moke friends and get results through 
teamwork wherever he goes. The addition 
of "Woody" Woodson to the Ryan line-up 
is another step to help make us a still more 
powerful production organization — one of 
the best in America, 

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(Continued from poge 7) 

points or not. Malnutrition sores on the 
faces of children workers were a common 
sight in Nagoya last year. But this did not 
matter, for in the aircraft plants of Dai 
Nippon children are expendable. 

Let us get more specific and look into 
the life of a given worker with whom I am 
intimately acquainted. I shall call him Ha- 
mada Sakuma, that is, he will be just a plain 
John Smith. Hamada Sakuma is not his 
name, however, for if it was and if the police 
in Nagoya should run onto this article Ha- 
mada would be tortured if not "liquidated" 

Hamada is 35 years old. He owns no 
property at all save a bicycle on which he 
rides to work, a charcoal brazier, one metal 
bucket and one metal knife for cutting meat, 
a few rice and tea bowls, and his family 
bedding. He lives in a one room shack. The 
only modern convenience is a single electric 
light bulb. He has a wife and three children. 
They sleep on two quilted comforters or 
mattresses on the floor. In the daytime the 
bedding is rolled up and put in a cupboard. 

Hamada is a welder for Nakajima, and is 
paid as high a wage as any mechanic in the 
whole works, $2.37 a day. This would have 
been a big wage had the government not 
taken a huge chunk of it for taxes — income 
taxes and compulsory savings, and various 
other matters. At the end of the month he 
is usually out of cash and borrows from 
thievish money-leaders at an exorbitant rate 
of interest. 

In winter Hamada and his family suffer 
terribly from the cold, for his shack is un- 
heated and he can buy neither woolen, cot- 
ton, nor silk garments. What he has were 
made of an artificial fiber — wood pulp and 
soya bean stalk — that neither keep him warm 
nor stand up to the hard wear he is forced 
to give them. A pair of socks lasts only 3 
or 4 days. His clothing is frequently patched 
and darned. It is next to impossible for his 
wife to keep enough soap with which to do 
the family washing. This is done in a wooden 
tub in hot water that was bought from a 
water peddler. Ordinarily your Japanese is 
scrupulously clean in personal appearance, 
but Hamada is no longer clean. There is no 
way to take a bath in his little shack. His 
only relaxation during the whole day a bath 
in a public bathhouse. 

Hamada works with Korean and Chinese 
forced labor in his department. These make 
up 35% of all male labor in the whole plant. 
They are virtually enslaved and without 
rights of any kind. Hamada has often com- 
plained bitterly of their indifference and 

I might say that all labor at Nakajima 
is hopelessly slow in comparison with the 
tempo of our own production. But how could 
it be otherwise with 16-hour days and seven 
of them a week! Totalitarian production may 
sound efficient but it is not. 

Hirata Sassa is another John Smith serf at 
Nakajima. His shack was just three feet 
from my own. He worked in a forge shop. 
There were huge hammers in the forge shop 
but I was never able to learn how many nor 
how large they were. Hirata said the ham- 
mer on which he worked weighed 16,000 
pounds and could hit a stroke of 25 tons. 
Production moved from the forge shops to 

machine shops and on to assembly lines. 
Hirata was bitter toward the Tojo regime but 
was very secretive about it, for to have 
expressed his thoughts would have brought 
on merciless beatings from the police, long 
months of solitary confinement, and perhaps 
death by torture. It would have been kinek 
shiso or dangerous thought. In Tokyo there 
are no less than 80 police agencies searching 
the great city for kinek shiso. 

Twice a day Hirata, together with all other 
workers, had to listen to propaganda speeches 
on the radio or by politicians in person. They 
were assured again and again, time out of 
number, that Japan was winning the war and 
that victory was certain. The propagandists 
promised them many things after victory: 
among other things, new homes in the Philip- 
pines, Malaya, East Indies, etc. Glowing ac- 
counts of these were painted in brilliant 
colors. Last summer Tojo announced that 
40,000 had already gone to these new re- 
gions. All kinds of settlers were wanted there 
and great opportunities were being offered 

Hirata's wife had T.B. but she received 
next to no treatment. She lay on the mat- 
tress on the floor in their one room shack 
day and night steadily grew weaker and 
weaker. A fox god, Inari, the Japs call it, 
or a wooden image of a fox, was brought 
from a local temple twice a week that she 
might lay her hands on the image and 
thereby hope for good luck. There is a great 
shortage of physicians, in Nagoya as in all 
Japan. And there is a still greater shortage 
of drugs of all kinds. At night Hirata, his 
wife, and their children slept in the same 
room with all windows tightly closed. T.B. 
is common among aircraft workers at Naka- 

Before Hirata's wife grew so weak she 
could not carry on, she and ail the children 
worked far into the night on metal piece 
work. They would sit cross-legged on the 
floor working tirelessly until late hours at 
night. All together they made from $5 to 
$6 a month. 

Japanese factory buildings are nothing in 
comparison with the modern buildings 
which house our own aircraft plants. No 
fluorescent lights, no air conditioning, no 
outside walls of corrugated asbestos transite, 
no labor-saving equipment. Nakajima build- 
ings are sweltering in summer and all but 
unheated in winter. You must remember 
that the great Imperial Hotel in Tokyo was 
heated for only one hour a day last winter. 
The buildings are for the most part of wood. 
Steel was prohibited for any building in 

The most amazing thing to Americans is 
the fact that these thousands of industrial 
workers at Nakajima know nothing about the 
war. Not one line of true news reaches 
them. Like little children looking forward to 
Santa Claus, they look forward to the day of 
final victory and the great prosperity that 
awaits them — new homes in the conquered 
lands, woolens from Australia, cotton goods 
from our own South, sugar from the Philip- 
pines, and so on and on. They are soaked 
full of propaganda poison. 

By the end of this year we will have four- 
fold superiority over Japan by air. But the 
serf workers at Nakajima or at Mitsubishi 
Heavy Industries, Ltd., also in Nagoya, do 
not know it. They believe their divine em- 
peror is decoying the forces of the United 
Nations closer and closer to the home islands 
where the emperor's mighty armada of planes 
and ships will destroy them in total. 

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For seven years, Fred Tomreli of Janitor 
Service has been neither absent nor 
tardy. We think Fred con undoubtedly 
claim the title of having the best 
attendance record in the whole plant. 

De Tales of Tool Design 

by Don D'Agostino 

have recently moved down from the factory 
office. Mary wasn't exactly happy to leave 
her friends upstairs, but we hope she gets 
used to us. We also have had several new 
faces drifting in and out of our drafty do- 
main. The most recent newcomers are MARIE 
INICHEN on the first shift. On the second 
GREER and WILLIAM JINES, who is the 
proud daddy of a girl, DARLENE FERN, born 
October 7 at Paradise Valley Hospital, Na- 
tional City. Darlene weighs 5 lbs. Mother 
and child are both doing fine. Congratula- 
tions, Bill! 

TOMMY McMANUS' cute wife has come 
to work at Ryan too, and is stationed in tool 
control. ONA WIEDERSHIEM is a cheerful 
addition to our department, but seems flus- 
tered since the arrival of a certain tall, hand- 
some man to our personnel. KATHLYN 
"TEX" CULBERTSON and her husband cele- 
brated the completion of his boot training by 
hitting the high spots in L. A. and Holly- 
wood, said Tex, "My feet sure were tired." 
EVA MAY is a transfer from Tooling. Wel- 
come to our department, Eva. 

Did you notice WALT LIETNER received 
his check this week by special messenger, 
none other than the charming CRYSTAL 
KILMER are on the Industrial U. S. O. Com- 
mittee to represent Ryan in arranging swing 
shift dances, etc. Some very good plans are 
made for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any 
ideas will be welcome. 

Manifold Dispatching 

by Ben Smith 

Tom Hcarne Departs on Mission to England 

"Yesterday is but a dream. Tomorrow is 
only a vision. But today, well lived, makes 
every yesterday a dream of happiness and 
every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, 
therefore, to this day. Such is the salutation 
of the dawn." 

The above quotation from the Sanskrit 
might well, in these trying days, be para- 
phrased by Ryan employees to read, "Today's 
job well done, makes every yesterday a 
dream of satisfaction and every tomorrow a 
vision of greater accomplishment." Think it 

It is to be hoped that each and every 
Ryanite heard the Columbus Day message 
brought to us by COL. BARAGER, here on 
convalescent leave direct from the bloody 
fighting on Saipan, to which he was return- 
ing the following day. He neither minced 
words nor pulled punches. He told us truths 
we needed to hear, and brought home to us 
a realization of our personal responsibilities 
in helping to hasten the war's end. Would 
that every worker in America could have 
heard him. 

Less rugged, but interesting and enter- 
taining, was the personal appearance of 
GERRY WRIGHT, former Ryan employee 
now with the USO, resting here awhile before 
leaving with her troupe for overseas. Her 
mother, MRS. M. W. WRIGHT, of our De- 
partment, with a son in the Coast Guard and 
Gerry now on her way over to bring cheer 
to our fighting men, has every right to feel 
that she has done and is doing well her part. 

both in the Navy, finding their days free, are 
helping our Small Parts department on the 
day shift and are doing a good job of it. 
Glad to have you fellows: You are sure doing 
your part toward winning the war. 

Pvt. LAWRENCE OAKLAND, 39729091, 
Co. A, 1 48th Bn., 90th Regt. I. R. T. C, 
Camp Hood, Texas, in a letter to MORT 
ANDERSON, tells of the strenuous training 
he has been doing, but being a glutton for 
tough going, he has volunteered for service 
with the Paratroops. Pvt. Oakland is that 
same quiet kid who for many months kept 
the Jig storage area in such tip-top shape 
before his acceptance by the Army. Happy 
landings, Lawrence. 

DON GERMO, formerly doing night shift 
at Hangar Adjustment, is now quietly, but 
efficiently, dispatching at Pre-jig for the day 
shift. Glad to have you with us, Don, and 
you are doing a good job. 

JIM WHITFIELD, in his rush to get on the 
job the other morning, neglected to turn on 
the light while dressing and showed up at 
the plant wearing one shoe of one kind and 
the other of another. He took quite a little 
ribbing about it throughout the day. But 
that is OK, Jim, so long as it did not inter- 
fere with your daily mileage in following 
through those parts. 

If any of you fellows think you are being 
high-hatted, when speaking to LOUISE PO- 
WELL, out in the plant, 'tain't so. You have 
mistaken her sister, Jean, for Louise and 
Jean hasn't even met you. See? 

The little lady looking after Small Parts 
storage on the day shift, MABEL FROHN, is 
a next door neighbor to the Atherton family. 
Denny tells me you are a nice person to have 
next door, Mabel, and the folks in Small 
Parts tell me you are a nice person with 

Thomas P. Hearne, Ryan standards engineer, second from left, is seen talking with other 
technicians of the aircraft industry in Washington just before departing for England. 
Tom, Chairman of the International Standards project of the National Aircraft Standards 
Committee, and other members of the mission were invited by the British government to 
help coordinate engineering standards of United States and British aircraft manu- 
facturers. The project was started last year, when hiearne was host here to England's 
leading standard engineers. 

whom to work. Glad to have you in our 

That husky newcomer helping BILL 
STRAW and BERT JORY wrestle half stamp- 
ings ahead of Tack and Trim is CURLEY 
MAJERCIK, recently from Pittsburg, Pa. You 
picked the right department and the right 
place to work, Curley. 

LEO BERKOWITZ has moved to Small 
Parts, where his accuracy in checking and 
counting is proving a big help to TEX in 
keeping those thousands of little gadgets 
moving to their respective places. A trans- 
fer in our Department is OK, Leo, but don't 
do any transferring away from us. 

We are all pulling hard for KEN BARNES 
to win the Aircrafters' Golf Tournament now 
in full swing. Here is a tip for you. Ken. 
It would not hurt your game any to take 
HAP ATHERTON on for a few rounds. Hap 
can show you some pretty darned nice 

ANDERSON have all, account of colds, been 
absent during the past month, not only from 
the plant but also from some Friday night 
around the table conferences. Be more care- 
ful of your health, fellows. I have heard 
RALPH FLANDERS speak of his personal 
dislike for your absences from those confer- 
ences. Ralph, you know, likes to present his 
demonstrations with a full house. 

You of the night shift, must not feel that 
you are being intentionally neglected by this 
column. Your reporter, BOB JONES, has not 

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taken that dead line seriously enough and 
has failed to meet it with any copy. Put a 
little pressure on him and make him do his 

One of the very recent additions to our 
day shift force is JUANITA STANEK, and 
glad we are to have her. Juanita, who is 
helping on the production front while her 
husband is at the fighting front overseas, is 
fast learning the answers in the Jig area. 

My hat is off to JUNE EDWARDS, doing 
such a satisfactory job of handling the boards 
for Tack and Trim and Weld, and to JEN- 
NIE SHINAFELT, with her ready smile and 
correct answers at the desk in Small Parts. 
It always helps to brighten the day for those 
of us who frequently check with them at 
their respective stations. 

Sunday, October 29th, found ED HAEGER, 
and LELAND Le FEBRE cheerfully handling 
the Dispatching for the production line. Like 
the Marines, Dispatching is "always ready." 
It is a privilege and a pleasure to be affiliated 
with this department and I want each of you 
to know that I hear many compliments on 
the smooth and efficient manner in which 
our job is being done. Isn't it a satisfying 
thought that the Ryan products, we see con- 
stantly rolling out through Shipping on their 
way to the fighting fronts, are keeping our 
planes in the air, affording protection to and 
saving the lives of our fighting men? No 
greater incentive could be offered to make 
us stay on the job and finish the job. 

Guest Speaker at Foremen s Club 

With the largest turnout of members ever present, William Brotherton of Public Rela- 
tions, addressed the Foreman's Club at their dinner meeting Friday evening, October 
27th, on the subject of "Aviation." Seated at the head toble ere (left to right): 
William Brotherton; Howard Engler, Sheet Metal; Floyd Bennett and Mickey Myers of 
Manifold Small Parts. 


Here and 
There by 

Jonnie Johnson 

There was the World Series for a week 
and everyone (including me) lost his shirt. 
No, not quite all, for EVELYN REID won the 
hundred dollar pool and got so excited she 
forgot what pool it came from (she must have 
been In several). Anyway, we had to count 
It for her and sure enough there it was, one 
hundred smackers. She doesn't know it, but 
we're gonna surprise her one of these nights 
and insist on one of those famous beer busts. 
(Ever see one? They're THE thing.) 

I've noticed since the Series were over 
everyone has worked on Sundays. Trying to 
catch up — I think. Of course, it could have 
been they needed the work done. 

Now another thing and much more im- 
portant — is the Presidential election. Some 
people are actually optimistic enough to bet 
against a sure thing. All I'm waiting for is 
another Joe Louis fight and see if I can find 
some sucker. That would be the last straw. 

Last, but not least, is the War Chest 
Campaign. Oh, there's never a dull moment 
at Ryan. Something new and exciting going 

on all the time. What other factory has reg- 
ular orchestras and high class bands play 
for their employees at lunch time? 

No, sir! I will always believe that motto — 
"Ryan is a better place to work." In fact it 
becomes more like home every day. My 
mother, MRS. OGDEN of Department 8 has 
been here for 7 or 8 months, and my son, 
DONALD GERHART recently started to work 
at Balboa Park. It's just like old home week 
any more. 

We were all very pleased to see Corporal 
BILL BOWMAN of the Army Air Corps., 
who paid us a visit last week. He was for- 
merly a leadman in the Finishing Depart- 
ment. It was his first furlough and could 
only spend four days here, so we were very 
pleased that he spent one of those precious 
days with us. 

Lots of good luck. Bill. We all wish you 
the best of everything. 

EVELYN WESTBROOK has been absent 
several days lately as her husband is quite 
ill, and she is playing nurse-maid. Be good 
to him Evelyn and get him back to health, 
so you both can return to work. We miss 
you more than you'll ever know. 

I WAR BOWMl l >.r»...t. l 

Notes From 



0. c 

. Hudson 

KENNETH SHEHI, popular leadman of In- 
spection Department, Third Shift is leaving 
for Los Angeles to re-enter ministry college. 
Kenny has to his credit at Ryan Aeronautical 
Company a perfect three year attendance 
record without missing a day (except Sunday) 
and was given a party Tuesday evening by 
his fellow workers. He was presented with a 
gold watch chain and First Shift crew gave 
him a large box of chocolates. Happy sailing, 

Transfers from Manifold Assembly, Third 
Shift, to Manifold Small Parts Department, 
same shift last week are LEOLA CAMPBELL, 
WILLIAM JURNEY, welders; and GLEN 
HUDSON, clerk. Additional transfers into 
Small Parts Dept. are ELIZABETH SOLVANG 
from Pre-jig and M. T. MURRAY from First 
Shift. Newcomers of current week, BERTHA 
DAVIS and A. R. BERGSTROM. We welcome 
you to the sunrise service. 

BEN MOORE, dispatcher, is in San Fran- 
cisco visiting his brother, a patient in a 
hospital, just returned from the Pacific war 
zone where he was wounded in action. 

C. W. HUNT has been made leadman in 
Small Parts Department. Congratulations on 
your good work, big boy. 

We have heard a lot about Pouge. Well, 
the event has arrived and LOTTIE RUSSELL'S 
household is having a lot of fun finding 
names for the puppies. Speaking of pets, we 
learn that DYKE WARREN, third shift poul- 
try fancier, has an oriental blue peahen 
which has distinguished herself by laying 
some sixty eggs this summer. Sounds like 
Dyke eats a lot of angel food cake. 

Drophammer Department, third shift, 
misses the smiling face of PAULINE LOVl 
who is recuperating nicely at the Mercy Hos- 
pital. A speedy recovery is our wish to you, 

Why is BOB REVILEE of Mechanical 
Maintenance so happy these days? Is it be- 
cause he is learning to say "now smile, 
please" when he operates that big shiny 

We surely miss the "ole familiar faces" 
shifting to Manifold Department. MABEL 
LIGNOSKY. And too, that other friendly 
bunch going on Second Shift — GEORGE 
CHRISTIAN and D. R. BEMET, leadmen: and 
the following crew, RALPH GEIST, (your 
Flying Reporter for the past year and just 
returned home from a fine trip to Kansas to 
see his mother) JEWELL ASHTON, JUNE 
and "see us some time" youalls. 

Haven't seen the sign "do your Christmas 
shopping early" — so let's actually get along 
early this season and do it. 

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Inspection Notes 

by Bill Rossi 



I s 


CRIB 3 . 

Here is a letter received by the daughter 
of HELEN LYNN from Helen's son, who is 
a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps some- 
where in England: 
Dear Jody — 

They've got a good deal for us, a place to 
sleep, and I'm not hungry — except for food, 
and then only three times a day. We've got 
a good place to live too, I mean, what the 
heck, lots of people are without roofs. 

I love the B-24, but sometimes I wonder 
if it will ever replace the airplane. Then 
flying — Boy, do I like that. I mean just 
'cause they take me to the airplane in a 
straight jacket, yes, we are the only crew 
with handcuffs for the Navigator. 

If you have any extra clubs, send them 
along, I need something to beat these darn 
women off. Yes, that same old irrestible 
charm. Abie, Abie, turn on the green lite. 

But here's to us — you and I — good people 
are really scarce. 

Wish I could tell you how really lonely 
and blue I am. But actually. Well take it 
easy and write the "Great Lynn." 


Just a sample of what the boys so far from 
home think about. They can still joke in the 
thick of it all. 

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to 
JERRY DEARMIN, who comes to San Diego 
from Los Angeles, and JIM ALVERSON from 
Manifold Dispatching. He's a native Califor- 
nian — one of the few I've met. 

The quotation on CHARLIE FRANZ'S 
blackboard reminds me of one I read some 
place else one time and have never forgotten. 
"A man who knows not, and knows not that 
he knows not, is lost; But a man who knows 
not, and knows that he knows not, will go a 
long way — Follow that man." 
Did you know — 

announced the arrival of a baby daughter? 

That MRS. LOUISE MILLER was given a 
farewell dinner and a beautiful gift at the 
San Diego Hotel by the girls of Crib No. 4? 

the gold dust twins, look very forlorn lately. 
Could it be because they are not working 
side by side now? 

That BOB SUTTON is now dividing his 
time between FF and C-47 alignment jigs? 

That IDA THURNELL just "sorta" misses 
that daughter of hers? 

That MARGIE OWEN has been seen lately 
with a handsome sailor boy? 

That JENNIE EPPERLY is one of those 
people always ready to speak of fine things? 

That LENNIE CHESTNUT never seems to 
run out of laughter? 

That E. F. TAZELAAR has certainly im- 
pressed his associates in Crib No. 4 with his 
rapid grasp of inspection intricacies? 

That FRANK MEMORY is coming back 
to the first shift? 

That SUSAN ROWAN, although deluged 
with male attention, still thinks it's fun to 
keep them all guessing? 

That MERT FULLER is playing a better 
game of golf? 

That D. J. DONNELLY is back, bigger and 
better, after a well-deserved vacation? 

Few men have ever had such a tribute from American wor workers as was given to 
test pilot Bob Kerlinger on the day after his death. This picture shows a portion of the 
huge, silent crowd of Ryan workers who gathered in the factory yard between shifts 
to hear brief memorial talks by Vice President Earl D. Prudden and Lt. Comdr. R. O. 
Deitzer. Also present on the speakers' stand were T. Claude Ryan, Vice President 
Eddie Molloy and Chief Engineer Ben Salmon. 


We were all glad to see our leadman, 
ROD RAILSBACK come back to work after 
a few days illness and we refer to that old 
saying, "You can't keep a good man down." 

The housecleaning bug bit LARRY AN- 
DERSON the other day and the result was 
our tables got a coat of lacquer and became 
bright and shining. 

Let's hope we don't have some of that 
unusual weather California is noted for that 
might nip MR. GRIMES' prize tomato vine. 

If you see MARY ANN FORMES counting 
her money, don't be mislead. She's counting 
for that long looked for furlough she and her 
hubby are planning on next month. 

Navy Inspector in our crib. 

ANN ANYEART is beginning to know 
what trouble is. She's purchased herself a 

IRENE JAENGER has received her one- 
year pin. Congratulations, Irene. 

KAY TRUAX displayed some pictures that 
she'd just had made of her adorable little 

Ryan EmployBES Bach 
Ular Chest Campaign 
To Tune of $21,500 

Under the capable supervision of W. 
Frank Persons, who acted as Chairman of 
the 1944 War Chest Drive at Ryan, o well- 
rounded campaign was planned which re- 
ceived the hearty endorsement of Ryan em- 
ployees whose contributions totaled $21 ,500. 

The helping hand offered by the 350 
solicitors, voluntarily undertaking their shore 
of work in the 1944 campaign, played the 
greater part in the success of this campaign. 

The over-all success of the campaign 
naturally was due to the generous contribu- 
tions by many individual Ryan employees, 
but a large share of the credit should go to 
the members of the War Chest Committee: 
William Brotherton, Arless Butler, Robert 
Codding, Arthur Coltrain, Fred Dunn, Charles 
Greenwood, Joseph Marchbanks, Jesse Mar- 
tin, Ray Morkowski, Garrick O'Bryon, Harry 
Siegmund, Paul Tedford, William Wagner 
and George Woodard. 

19 — 

Shipping Notes 
and Quotes 

by Betty Jane Christenson 

MOTTO: On spirit we thrive in Shop 45! 

The other day we took a survey of the 
states our members (omitting the Inspection 
personnel) originally came from, and believe 
it or not the results brought about some in- 
teresting geographical kinships. Out of 
thirty-six people there were seventeen states, 
England and Canada represented. Texas ran 
highest and Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and 
Wisconsin tied for second. You all know 
what a novelty it is to discover a native Cal- 
ifornian around here; well, we boast of hav- 
SCKE may take a bow! 

Among the newly arrived three is our cute 
lil' Texan MAXINE PARKER. It's inspiring 
to see how her eyes light up when she speaks 
of her home state. The other two are 
PIE (who's turning the tables and following 
in his son's footsteps!) ART GILLESPIE 
worked here during his summer vacation 
from school. Nothing like keeping it in the 
family! We'll have to admit that there's 
something very pleasing about being a Ryan- 

Hold on! Two lovely (in all sense of the 
word) young ladies just arrived, which makes 
it five newcomers. They are MISS EVA SEL- 
(brunette). Eva is from Texas, and Gloria 
hails from Missouri. Welcome girls! We feel 
fortunate in adding you to our list of mem- 

Another new twist — Who possesses? 

1. A truly delightful sense of humor' 

2. An art for dry witticisms? L. E. 

3. Beautiful, expressive eyes? ERNIE 

4. A knack for holding pencils behind 
his ear? JACK LATTMAN. 

5. A sweet personality and an ever-help- 
ful attitude? EDNA TAYLOR. 

6. Gene Kelley brown eyes and a strength 
surpassing many? CHARLIE BERNARD. (Oh! 
not to mention his ultra-modern taste for 
gorjus' red, white, and blue ties!) 

7. The ability to do a dozen things at 
once and do them surprisingly well' BESS 

8. The rare qualities of speed and ac- 
curacy combined, and is "busy as a bee" all 
day long? VIC ROBINSON. 

9. A quiet proud air? Our feline mascot. 

Basketball news will soon be in the lime- 
light. Athletes CHARLES PETTY and AL 
DOSHIER eagerly joined one of the Ryan 
teams and their overwhelming enthusiasm 
on the first night of practice was so great 
they nearly outdid themselves! Take it easy 

DOROTHY LOCKHART was greatly sur- 
prised at noon on the day of her birthday 
when ELEANOR DUCHENE came dashing 
madly up to her in the Cafeteria Plaza! It 
seems a number of her friends had prepared 
a lovely lunch with two birthday cakes and 

all the trimmings in a hidden spot outside by 
the Shipping room and it had escaped their 
notice when she left to eat lunch. Sur- 
rounded by boxes and cases the celebrity of 
the noon period and her friends enjoyed 
a "quicky" (that's a half-hour birthday party 
in a War Plant) in an atmosphere of silence 
due to consciencious attempts to appease 
their hunger and taste. She was given a 
beautiful chartreuse sweater and her appre- 
ciative reaction did our hearts good. Umm! 
Birthday celebrations should occur more 

Here is the Swing Shift news turned in by 

Shipping gang remembered LOIS AR- 
LICHS' birthday by giving her a dainty 
yellow gold lapel pin with two blue settings. 
Blonde, vivacious Lois was really beaming! 

To keep their "girlish figures" or to cut 
down on gasoline, hasn't yet been deter- 
mined, but ESTHER CRAWFORD and RO- 
BERTA CULBREATH, shipping clerks, both 
are the proud owners of brand new red 

A friendly fellow and a good worker is 
MR. GRASSE, recently transferred from the 
Drop Hammer Department. WELCOME! 

That gay and cheerful fellow RAY AN- 
TRIM also celebrated his birthday and can 
MRS. R. TAYLOR bake the cakes! 

Maybe you didn't know it but we have a 
Burns and Allan team on 2nd Shift! GRAYCE 
BURNS, Shipping Inspector, and LARRY 
ALLAN, Inspector for the Navy. Coinci- 
dence, huh? 

Back again! Now, this week's pat-on-the- 
back goes to everyone who realizes the im- 
portance of their job in aiding each G. I., 
Marine, or Gob! And also to those indivi- 
duals who subconsciously have the motto of 
"Good, better, best, never let is rest, till the 
good is better, and the better BEST! 
A bundle of thought — 

A good deed is never lost. He who sows 
courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants 
kindness, gathers love. 

You'd be very welcome indeed, if you 
would drop by to see J. R. HOLMES who 
is living in Apartment E at 1331 Union St. 
He's been ill for about two months with 
much pain and discomfort from the abscesses 
on his neck. 

Or you might send a convalescent card 
to EGGY LEACH'S wife. She has been quite 
ill for some time, and her poor health has 
been a great worry to him. A friend of 
Eggy's who knew and worked with him for 
years in Ohio, described him as looking just 
like the "Toledo boy he is — and one who 
knows his onions, too" 

Perhaps you could sit down for a few 
minutes and write a letter to BARBARA 
ROGERS who went to her mother's home in 
Colorado. Barbara was well-liked by every- 
one, and we are all very much concerned by 
her illness. We hope that she may rest and 
recover her health without that operation 
her physicians advised, and that she'll come 
back to us then. Barbara's address is 221 

— 20 — 

E. Arvada, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Or you could write one of our Machine 
Shop men in the service. How about JIM 
HUMPHREY who was formerly leadman over 
the second shift turret lathes? His recent 
visit at the shop was a nice surprise 
to all of his friends. His address is: 
J. S. Humphrey, MM3/c, M. Div. U. S. S. 
Munda CVE - I 04, Care of Fleet Post Office, 
San Francisco. Jim's wife, Ruth, is doing her 
energetic part toward the war effort at Ryan, 
now that he is in the Navy. 

When the California sunshine is pattering 
on the roof and spilling over the eaves you 
could worry yourself gray about whether 
DIANE MILES is to have a little brother or 
a little sister. Will the new one love play- 
ing in water with her, or will he (or she) want 
to join Diane in her serious study and obser- 
vation of bugs and beetles and grasshoppers? 

SLIM McDowell wants to express his 
thanks to all the gang of the Machine Shop 
for what they contributed when he was sick. 
Slim was so overwhelmed he "felt like a 
big sap." Ill and under medical treatment 
for two and a half months, he now feels 
"200 percent better" than when he left, 
and he's "eating like a horse." Slim is on 
our third shift now along with CONRAD 

GLENN STRICKLAND is currently known 
as "Pappy." The reason for his new name 
was born on October 5, weighed eight and 
one-half pounds, and is named FRANK ROSS 
STRICKLAND. Young Frank is a good baby 
and spends his whole time eating and sleep- 
ing. In another year, however, he'll probably 
want to indulge in his father's hobbies — 
hunting and fishing. 

Congratulations to LOUIS GRAENING on 
the splendid real estate deal he recently 
made. Buying and selling houses can be 
profitable in wartime San Diego. 

Have you ever noticed the novel watch- 
chain charm worn by EDDIE MAYBERRY? 
It is a four-leaf clover pressed between two 
round pieces of lucite. The clover is from 
Panama, and is from a carefully developed 
bed of four-leaf clovers, the only known case 
in which the lucky leaves have been culti- 
vated successfully with this characteristic. 

Did you know that FRED HAWORTH was 
a member of the famous Rainbow Division 
in World War One? And that although 
gassed and a participant in some of the most 
severe battles, he was one of the fortunate 
few in his company who returned without 
serious injury? 

So many new people have joined the 
Machine Shop crew that there will not be 
space here to welcome each one separately. 
But to all the following is extended welcome: 

On the second shift BUD DILLON and 
HAROLD GLENDENNING quickly and thor- 
oughly convassed the shop for the War Chest 
Drive, and on first shift BARNEY HOL- 
BROOK and FRANK PAGE were such genial 
workers that few could resist their appeals. 
They deserve a rousing cheer, and we want 
to thank these four for their energetic and 
selfless service in such a deserving cause. 

The Puddle Pushers 
On The Swing 

by Doris Williksen 

More Five-Ycar Pins Given 

Is it true that "BUTCH" ORTIZ and 
"FRENCHY" FOUSHEE are cake-eaters? If 
so, cut me a slice! . . . That curly haired 
NAVY INSPECTOR came along talking to 
himself the other night. Now just what has 
to happen to make one reach that stage? 
. . . "PAT" PATTERSON, drop hammer 
authority, has doctor's orders for a tonsilec- 
tomy . . . This department takes it's hat 
off to BOB HARRIS' new girl, Friday, DIANE 
SMITH. An orchid to the lady who knows 
when to give an orchid! If she can manage 
the department's clerical work like she 
knows human nature, she'll get along, and 
so will Department 14 . . . Though he 
denies their ownership, CARL MELVIN, arc 
welder, smiles as if he likes them! What? 
Them thar pin-up gals in his booth. Which 
sets me to wondering, do you suppose those 
models are anti-allergic to colds? . . . Want- 
ed, by HELEN COTTON: address of a good 
beauty shop for permanents . . . MARJORIE 
PENTICO has a grand sense of humor. The 
other day she announced her right for a two- 
week attendance award . . . Both shifts are 
missing PEARL MEEK, who quit recently, 
but if you see ROY MEEK looking especially 
happy it's because of the increase in POP- 
ulation due in the early spring. Congratula- 
tions! . . . Also our congratulations to the 
BOB KRAUSES who recently celebrated their 
4th wedding anniversary . . . Our popular 
"BECKY" has gone on sick leave. We're 
going to miss that gal . . . Don't ever ask 
"Hap" to do something for you unless you 
write it down! He claims he has a (ah! ah!) 
of a memory ... A million dollar face going 
around under the name of "PENNY"! . . . 
Did you see ex-leadman RUSSELL ECKARDT 
when he visited the plant in uniform? Oh, 
for a Sinarta-swoon!! . . . Some of the gang 
held an ice cream 'n' cake period to cele- 
brate KITTY DAVIS'S birthday a short time 
ago. Kitty was radiant — also maybe the 
cablegram from England helped! ... If you 
should see any poisonous arrows zipping 
through the air, 'tis the evil eye I have for 
those blue ribbon and badge boys who hur- 
rahed this column into birth, and now, are 
causing it to die a slow death! If the hats 
fit, my pets, wear them. There's a cold draft 
blowing your way. 


on In Days Gone By Quiz 


Sam Breder 


T. Claude Ryan 


Millard Boyd 


Will Vandermeer 


Earl D. Prudden 


Eddie Oberbauer 


Bill Wagner 


Fred Thudium 


Bill Immenschuh 


Leonard Gore 

Bob Bollinger of Manifold Assembly received two surprises in one day. His five- 
pin presented by Claude Ryan and his induction notice from Uncle Sam. 


Another group of our "We Like to Work at Ryan" club members are presented their 
five-year pins by T. Claude Ryan, president. Left to right: T. L. Reiminger, Manifold 
Assembly; Richard Dewey, Receiving; John H. Schreiber, Contract Administration; 
Fred Rosacker. Engineering; Sidney Jacobson, Tool Room; Claude Ryan; Gordon F. 
Johns, Manifold Small Parts; Jacques Westler, Inspection and F. M. Page, Machine 

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Hi, again, everyone. To you first shifters 
who have missed seeing MARGE BEST 
around the past couple of weeks, let me say 
that she is on a leave of absence. We're 
sorry that Marge was called home to Mon- 
tana by illness in her family. However, we 
had a card from her and all is well now. 
Marge will be back again by the time you 
read this, we hope. And as for you. Marge, 
we missed you, so hurry on back. 

BILL RUNNELS' Punch Press group 
helped AVIS LAKER celebrate her birthday 
on October 3rd at coffee time. There was 
coffee and a luscious cake which ETHYLE 
SZARAFINSKI'S mother baked and sent in 
for Avis. Oh, these homemade cakes with 
custard filling! Yummy! ETHYLE, BILL, 
VERN HUMPHREY were all there to enjoy 
the cake and wish Avis a happy birthday. 

WALTER THORPE, who used to be on 
second shift in Department 3 before he went 
over to Experimental, is returning to Sheet 
Metal Assembly, but Walt will be on the day 
shift this time. Welcome back, anyhow, Mr. 

On October 1 1th, the members of MAG- 
DICK'S and CURLY STILLMAN'S groups got 
together and surprised Mac with a lovely 
birthday cake at rest period. Many more 
happy birthdays, Mac. 

JAMES BONE of Department 2 is ex- 
tremely happy because his two boys are home 
from overseas. George landed in New York 
and Charles in San Francisco, so Mr. Bone 
is accompanying Charles back to their home 
in Oklahoma where they will meet George. 

It's good to see ANNA GLACE back in 
Department 1 ; she left some time ago, but 
recently returned to work here at her old 
job on the Power Shears. Glad to have you 
back, Anna. 

JULIA KIRKBRIDE has transferred to day 
Dispatching; while ETHEL FARR has trans- 
ferred to first shift in Department 3, and 
ENRIQUETA PUENTE has gone over to Wing 

After an extended absence for hospitaliza- 
tion, ROYCE KRANZ has returned to work 
in Department 3. In Department 2. LORA 
GRADY have returned from leaves of ab- 
sence. MRS. WILLIAMS, of Department 3, 
came back from her vacation and said that 
she had a perfectly grand time just staying 
home and enjoying her home. In Cutting, 
JENNIE HOYT has returned from her leave. 

Speaking of Cutting and Routing, I hear 
that they had quite a little presentation cere- 
mony up there the other night. The occa- 
sion was MONA GONZALEZ' first anniver- 
sary at Ryan. Aided and abetted with a fan- 
presented Mona with her one-year pin, quite 
to Mona's obvious enjoyment. We certainly 
don't blame you for being proud of that pin, 
Mona. you keep up the good work. 

HELEN STRANGE received another phone 
call from her husband and is now in San 
Francisco spending her leave with him. She 
writes that she is having a wonderful time. 

Ask MARGIE GROVE how embarrassing it 
is to be swaggering down the aisle and sud- 
denly discover that MR. KELLY is walking 
along right behind you. 

MAX GRIMES has been crowing about the 
wonderful bowling score he made the other 
day. Seems as how he's been trying to show 
VERN HUMPHREY that he really could 
bowl and on the day he bowled 209, Vern 
failed to show up at the bowling alley. Now, 
Max doesn't know just how he's going to 
make that score again. 

A very black cat with very green eyes has 
apparently adopted our new Sheet Metal 
Office. Anyway, he spends a lot of time up 
here, and I, for one, hope he sticks around, 
because the other night there was an awful 
old rat — well, maybe it was a mouse — wand- 
ering around up here. And I am speaking of 
the four-legged kind, by the way. 

DOYLE CONLAY, a Coast Guardsman In 
Dept. 2, has an eighteen-day leave coming 
up. When asked where he was going on his 
leave, he answered, "Back to Louisiana!" 
And brother, the way he said "Louisiana," 
you didn't have to ask where home is. Well, 
Doyle, you go right on back to Louisiana and 
have yourself a right nice leave. 

FRIEDA ASMUS was pleasantly surprised 
on her birthday, October 21, by a handker- 
chief shower. MARGIE GROVE, ALBERTA 
helped make it one of Frieda's nicest birth- 
days. And I know that all of us wish Frieda 
many more happy birthdays. 

That's all for now, and I'll be seeing you 


Manifold Small Parts 

by Diane Smith 

This is the first time I ever inherited a 
column. Strange are the ways of the world 
and varied are the things that can happen to 
a person in wartime. Hope everyone realizes 
what I'm up against in trying to do as well 
as MARIANE LIGHTFOOT has by this 
column for so long. MARIANE and husband 
FRANK of Department 15 took off for 
Georgia and points south where their "you- 
alls will be as welcome, I'm sure, as they 
were here. It was with genuine regret that 
their many, many friends said good bye. 
Hating to see her go as we all did, we threw 
one of those Ryan farewell parties for her 
Saturday night. The surprises kept popping 
up all evening, with flowers at four o'clock, 
the presentation of some very nice stream- 
lined luggage at six, and at ten-thirty we 
rolled an ice cream wagon in, had a table 
set up at one end of the department with 
decorations and everything. Nearly all of our 
two hundred people were on hand for ice- 
cream and cake. Poor MARIANE was so 
overcome by it all that it was indeed with 
shaking knees and a lump in her throat 
that she managed to get up on a chair in 
order to see everyone and say "thank you." 
Good ol' BOB HARRIS, our super foreman 
if there ever was one, helped her up and 
down and practically had to hang onto her 
to keep the gal from toppling out of sheer 

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excitement. We'll certainly miss seeing those 
beautiful red tresses bobbing about the plant 
as MARIANE went about her duties. 

Was convinced from the start that I'd 
never be able to sort people out and connect 
them with their right names. The depart- 
ment roster boasts over two hundred names, 
but gradually, like a fog lifting out of a 
hollow in the road so that the highway is 
suddenly clear before you, I'm actually able 
to pick out a person in passing and know 
who's who. What a very nice selection of 
people there is. For instance, there's an aw- 
fully cute welder named "DUTCH" who isn't 
much bigger than a minute, who gave the 
hanky-luncheon shower for La Lightfoot a 
few days before we said our last goodbyes; 
the MOCKS, Mr. and Mrs., are a grand 
couple who are taking a leave of absence 
now since Mr. Mock is in ill health. I miss 
Mr. Mock's kindly smile and witty humor, 
and seeing Mrs. Mock, busier than busy, 
glancing up for a wink or a smile. PEARL 
BROWN, our one and only Leadwoman was 
pleasantly surprised Sunday afternoon when 
some people from Honolulu dropped in 
suddenly for a visit. PEARL is not only one 
of the better dressed Leadwomen in the 
plant, but has those luscious brown eyes that 
sparkle when she speaks to you. Then there's 
Leadman PETERSON, who always has a smile 
for everyone, just back from a week's vaca- 
tion and sporting an honest-to-goodness sun- 
burn. Hmm! In October, too! HELEN AN- 
DERSON, the little brunette gal who is usual- 
ly pretty quiet, was really in a dither when 
she received word that she was to meet her 
husband at the gate IMMEDIATELY. Never 
saw anyone check out so fast in my life. As 
who wouldn't when the service mostly sends 
husbands away and not home. RUSTY 
SCHAEFER, leadman in 1410, showed up a 
few nights looking worried, but since his 
tiny daughter, Diane is again robust, he 
seems his old happy self. Incidentally, Diane 
is a most beautiful chee-ild and that snap of 
his wife does RUSTY credit too. He'll whip 
quite a few pictures out of his billfold on the 
least provocation, and no wonder! KATH- 
ERINE LINAM is back after her recent ill- 
ness, and we're glad that she's looking so 
well again. That BOB HARRIS can certainly 
think up some funny I.D.C.'s The one he re- 
cently had displayed on the bulletin board just 
took the all-time high, but we mustn't say 
anymore about it. Glad that L. PIPER decided 
to keep on working part time. He's a nice 
lad. Was surprised to learn that COOK has 
two lovely twin daughters, age five years or 
so, and it's about time he showed some pic- 
tures of them. But then COOK is usually In 
a dither about something and perhaps just 
hasn't had the time. His sport shirts are the 
envy of every service man in the department. 
COOK'S main worry now is how he can make 
a million dollars in some legitimate "racket." 
Only trouble is, he can't seem to think of 
anything legitimate. LES is willing to share 
dividends. Ever notice what a graceful walk 
MARY MACRAE has? She just seems to 
float! H. O. BROWN is sporting some Italian 
and Japanese money sent to him by his 
brothers in service overseas. Love to stop for 
a second's chat with EDITH POTTER and 
MARY ANDERSON, two very jolly people. 
Glad to welcome RUTH STANLEY from the 
third shift into the department. 

Golly, didn't realize I knew that many 
people. But just goes to show you, er sum- 
pin! Now that I'm started, can't seem to 
stop. And I must. If this gets into print 
I'm afraid that there'll be more from OUT 

Mrs. Charles Walker of the Engineering Library inquires of Colonel Borager after his 
stirring talk here on Columbus Day if he by ony chance knew her nephew who landed 
on the beaches of Saipan at the same time as Colonel Borager. Mrs. Walker's nephew 
is a Navy doctor attached to the Marines. 

Tooling Rumors 

by lone and Kay 

1 ,^*^-^ 

We welcome to our department a few 
new workers this month. Their names are: 
J. VICKERS. We're very glad to have all of 
them here in the Tool Room and I hope they 
will enjoy working with us. 

Although we have had a few new em- 
ployees come into our department, we've also 
had a few leave us. Those who have ter- 
minated are: G. GLAZE, F. HOFFERBER, H. 
VELLO, L. MARTIN, and A. COLE. We'll 
miss each and everyone of them and every- 
one is wishing all of them the best of luck. 

We were wondering yesterday why it was 
so terribly quiet around here. We knew we 
were missing someone's great big smile and 
his "hello dere" every morning. It finally 
dawned on us that our little "Chief" is on 
a leave of absence. R. THOMAS, W. WEST- 

BROOK, J. SWARTZ, and D. PIPER have 
also left us for a few weeks. 

SCHMITZ had their well earned vacation a 
few weeks ago and from what I hear they 
really enjoyed themselves. 

SON have been transferred to the Balboa Park 
School where they are attending a Jig Build- 
ing Class. We also welcome G. HOLMES, who 
has been transferred from the second to the 
first shift. 

ICO WAY," is the tune that P. SANDOVAL 
and H. CAMP usually sing. I wonder why? 
Could it be that they really like the song. 

Say, who are the two little cuties — rather 
romeos — that ROSITA gives part of her 
lunch to every morning at about 9:30? Could 
it be that these two little sailors are really 
hungry? Maybe they just like to have some- 
thing to eat with their morning coffee. 

BILLIE PEARSON has been quite sick the 
past few days. We all miss her an awful lot 

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and we hope she gets well soon so she can 
be back with us. BUELAH SAUER also had 
an operation for appendicitis last week. We 
hear she is doing fine and that she will re- 
turn to work soon. Don't worry kids, we're 
trying to keep your records straight. 

BETTY, MILDRED, and lONE are now 
known as the "THREE MUSKETEERS." Some 
of you probably already know why, but for 
the benefit of those who don't — well — just 
look how hard the poor 'ittle ole gals are 

Jerks of Jig Assemblg 
Second Shift 

by Buzz and Shorty 

R. BEMENT of the third shift have been 
transferred to second shift. We are very glad 
to have you fellows but we wonder, Ralph, 
where you have your derby hat. After all, 
winter is almost here and you will probably 
catch cold. Claggett, better known as Chuck, 
has won everyone by his sunny disposition. 
Bement, in other words Dewey, Leadman 
from third shift flits hither and yon, trying 
out all the new jigs. He works as if he en- 
joys it. BUTCH ORTIZ has seen quite a few 
cakes in his office. But imagine his surprise 
when he found a cake on his desk. All his 
very own and chocolate, too. 

I'm in the dog house as I forgot to men- 
tion anything about BILL BICE in our last 
issue. That's nothing new though. As I'm 
usually in the dog house. I bought a dog 
for my son for his birthday. Now I'll have 
to build a dog house for the two of us. But 
really Bice, I'm sorry. I'll see that it doesn't 
happen again. 

I hear they have the champion tobacco 
chewers in C-54. Anyone want to contest 

We have missed JOHN MacARTHUR, 
who has been very ill with the flu. 

There has been quite a bit of howling 
going around RALPH GEIST'S jig. So WEST- 
MORELAND bought him a dog. Now he has 
the dog tied to his jig, doing his howling 
for him. 

We miss ONITA ENGLE, Dispatcher in 
Manifold. She quit to await the arrival of 
an heir. The dispatchers and manifold as- 
sembly workers went together and surprised 
her with some lovely gifts, cake and coffee 
at a farewell party, at 10:30 rest period. 

Very sorry to hear HAZEL JONES is ill. 
Hope you will be with us again soon. 

HARRY JAMES has been out with the 
toothache. They can really cause a lot of 
trouble, even headaches, can't they James? 

EVANS and HALL JONES have been 
transferred to C-54. Hope you like it girls. 

FLORES, you want to be careful and not 
stray off in any dark corners as your life is 
in danger. I heard a rumor that a gal is 
after your red plaid shirt. 

I'll bet WRIGHT would make a good 
switchboard operator the way he pulls those 
plugs. First the jutterbug then the grinder. 
The trouble is he is short of sockets. 

We missed you Friday, JACK COE. Hope 
you are better. 

Digs From Jigs 

by Art and Pete 

We wish to welcome the new employees 
who have been added to our group re- 

Mr. and Mrs. WILLIE RITZEL announce 
the birth of o fine baby girl. They have 
named her Kris. Our hearty congratulations. 
Willie says this is already cutting in on 
his sleep. 

Mr. and Mrs. CHAS. L. RICE celebrated 
their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, Oc- 
tober 29th. In order to help Mr. and Mrs. 
Rice celebrate, a surprise party was given 
them Friday, October 27th. A two-tier cake 
was prepared which was decorated with white 
icing and rose buds beautifully placed 
Ground on the cake. Inscribed on the coke 
was "40 years." Attending the party were: 
Mr. and Mrs. HARRY GRAHAM, Mr. and 
Mrs. BEN ITILLEY, Mr. and Mrs. JOE DE- 
Mr. and Mrs. M. F. GILLES and BOBBY, 
Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR BEHM and EVELYN, 
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. EGGERT, Mr. A. FREE- 
MAN and Mrs. BESS. Regrets were received 
from Mr. and Mrs. L. E. BROWN, SR., Mr. 
and Mrs. A. E. TORGERSEN, Mr. and Mrs. 
F. R. TURNBAUGH, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. 
Mrs. A. FREEMAN. We all wish them much 
happiness and many more years of love and 

Another wedding anniversary was cele- 
brated on October 1 5th by Mr. and Mrs. 
J. C. CHRISTENSON. This anniversary was 
their 17th year. We wish them many more 
happy years. 

C. B. FRASIER has been advanced from 
Tool Inspection Leadman to Assistant Super- 
visor. BILL RUSSELL has taken Frasier's 
place as leadman. Congratulations, boys. 

Our Bing Crosby's of the gang fell on the 
shoulders of SAMMY QULLO and CHUCK 
PURECE. Some crooners, those two. 

Our clerk, BILLIE PEARSON, is confined 
to the hospital. We all hope her illness isn't 
too serious and she will be back soon. 

Out on sick leaves for one week are 

Have you seen WHITEY ERASER'S car 
lately? No more rides home in the rear seat. 
The fresh air taxi has been cut down to a 
single seater. 

BROWN, JR. hod their necks snapped the 
other day when some one put a cable on 
Brownie's car and forgot to take it off. 
Seems that Brownie was in a hurry to get 
home, like most of us, and the cable was 
fastened to something that was quite solid 
and in the fast take off it gave a hard jerk 
and the Ford stopped. Ever find out who 
did it Brownie? 

Whispers From 
Final Swingsters 

by U and Me 

It seems that since the last issue of the 
Flying Reporter that part of Dept. 1 1 has 
been changed to Dept. 22, meaning. Sur- 
faces. The same old bunch is still together 
plus some new faces, meaning MARTHA 
sisters, JUANITA and THEDA, who hail from 
the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. 

Would like to welcome our new inspector, 
BOB DOYLE, a Marine. It is nice to have 
CLYDE "MAC" McAFEE, an old time in- 
spector who has been transferred to Dept. 
22. It is good to have all of you new people 
with us and here is hoping you will be with 
us a long time. 

BESSIE ANGIUS gets back from spending 
a week with her husband. Bill, who is in the 
Army. GRACE BURKE takes off a few days 
to visit her brother who is up north and 
going over seas. 

Many happy returns to BETTY JUSTUS, 
who celebrated her twenty-second birthday 
by being on the job and it sure did our hearts 
good to see her surprise when the gang pre- 

sented her with a nice blouse and cake with 
candles and everything. She wants to grate- 
fully thank you all from her heart and also 
LOUISE HARRISON who was sent to Balboa 
Park. We did enjoy that candy and then 
feasted our eyes on that pretty corsage. 
Wouldn't forget to wish KATIE MORRISON 
a good year ahead. Notice she is very proud 
of her one-year pin. 

BRAD, we sure missed you while on your 
vacation. Hope you and the family had a 
fine time. 

BLANCHE STROTHER, one of our grand 
workers, has been on a short leave. Don't do 
that too often, Blanche, we need you lots. 

Congrats to BETTY BLAU, we all wish 
you endless happiness in your marriage. Now 

JOE MARRUFO sure has a good singing 
voice. You'll hear him sometime when he 
is not chewing his tongue, in a tight pinch. 

SARAH LAMB, we are wondering if you 
feel wings sprouting since you are sailing 
over head. 

We are glad to have RUTH SOUTHCOTT 
back. She feels very proud to be able to 
help get these ships out as she has a son out 
there fighting and another son that did all 
he could and fought at it long as he could. 
He has paid the supreme sacrifice — his life! 
We are proud of you Ruth, and so good to 
see you back at Ryan. 

MARY GLAZEBROOK of Dept. 22, was 
twenty-four and she received a nice present 
and a cake, thanks to SALLY WILKERSON 
CONKLIN, the FLYING Leadman of Final, is 
pinch-hitting in Dept. 22 for a while. Roy 

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has been on his vacation for a week. Seems 
he flew his plane over from Los Angeles to 
be under Arizona skies. He flew over to 
Phoenix and had a fine time. Next time 
you fly back to the home field, get in before 
dark. Fields really look different at night 
even in Arizona. 

leave us to go to third shift. We will miss 
you greatly from swing. Already JANIE 
OLSON and "HAMIE" FEARS have gone to 
third. To all of you we wish everything good, 
and that third will be' better for having you 
with them. We will miss you. 

"MA" BROOKS has been on her vacation. 
Even though she had a nice rest, she was 
glad to get back to work with her folks in 
Fmal. She speaks of each one of you as a 
part of her family. She just likes you girls 
and boys a lot. 

Flashes From Fuselage 

by Bettie Murren 

This issue certainly slipped up on me — 
there is a lot happening in our department 
as well as all over the plant but in the few 
moments left me before deadline, I'll see if 
I can hit the high spots. 

THELMA BALDWIN showed me a clip- 
ping the other day from her home town 
paper. She was quite proud but this is the 
contents of the article and I certainly be- 
lieve her pride is justified; "Master Sgt. 
Kenneth C. Baldwin of Tulsa, Okla., was 
awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Meritor- 
ious achievement at the Air Force Depot 
where he is stationed." Sgt. Baldwin is a 
shop Foreman and has invented several time- 
saving devices. Thelma also has three other 
brothers in the service — one in the Marine 
Corps, one in the Navy and the other an 
Air Force student pilot. 

BETTIE NEELY practically danced out of 
here the other day. Her husband. Bud Neely, 
has completed his 35 missions and is home 
on a 30-day furlough. 

We have six new Leadmen, really pre- 
paring for that stepped-up program you were 
reading about in the paper. Congratulations 

We have an old employee, SYLVIA CAM- 
ERON, coming back. She was here about 
two years and then went to Washington. 
I was just talking to her and she said Wash- 
ington is fine, but she got homesick. 

CAROL CARMICHAEL sent us a card that 
she was having a wonderful time. She has 
been on her vacation in Colorado. 

G. R. SUTCLIFFE returned from his vaca- 
tion recently looking in the pink. 

We on first shift say Au Revoir but not 
good bye to MOOSE. He is taking over Swing 
shift tonight. OLIE is taking his vacation and 
we hope he is feeling better when he returns. 

MIKE NUSSBAUM, Leadman on second 
shift, is leaving us. Mike is going East. We 
all look forward to having him back with us 

We have so many new employees that I 
won't list their names. Some are from school, 
some from other departments and some are 
new employees, but to one and all, we ex- 
tend a cordial welcome and we're glad to 
have you with us. 

To all you people in fuselage, if you have 
any news, how about passing is on? 

E. B. Alt 
Manifold Small Parts 

J. B. Garinger 
Surface Assembly 

E. J. Hall 
Wing Assembly 

J. L. Jessup 
Wing Assembly 

G. S. McCoy 

B. E. Miller 
Wing Assembly 

L. E. Roberts 
Wing Assembly 

E. J. Lillis I 

Drop Hammer f. 

C. C. Woullard I 

Wing Assembly M 

That was a pretty nice cake that EVEY, 
Leadman of Dope Spray, donated to the gang 
and the decorations on it were very appro- 
priate. Need we say more??? We were very 
sorry to lose NAN WHEELIHAN, Depart- 
ment Clerk for Paint, who terminated on ac- 
count of illness. We sincerely hope she will 
be feeling like herself again soon and that 
she may come back to work before long. 
PEARL SPANGLER of Fabric is taking Nan's 
place as Clerk. Good luck. Pearl, hope you 
like your new position. LARRY LARSON, 
Leadman of Dope Shop is back after a trip 
back to his home in Montana. ROSY BAR- 

THOL, Foreman on Second Shift, really took 
a spill while ice skating the other night or 
should we say, morning? Anyway, Rosy 
"zigged" when he should have "zagged." 
Where were you looking. Rosy? The Paint 
Shop should be re-named and called the 
Sweet Shop. There have been cakes galore 
ately. We even have Tool Design broken in 
already. DON D'AGOSTINO brought in a 
huge cake last week and was it ever good? 
The reason, a military secret! MR. HERON 
of TOOL DESIGN contributed a nice box of 
candy. Not bad at all. DOROTHY YILK 
of Fabric has been transferred to Inspection 
Crib 3. Lots of luck, Dottie, in your new 
work. "Ashley Time" in Tool Design can 
mean only one thing these nights — coffee 
time, as that is when C. ASHLEY insists on 
buying coffee for the gang. Good deal, I'd 
say. Tool Design extends a welcome to it's 
two new members, EVA MAY and W. G. 
JINER. Eva's sister, Thelma, also works in 
Tool Design so it looks like one big happy 
family. Our Paint Shop Mascot, the black 

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and white cat now makes it's home over in 
stock room No. 2, where JIM and ETHEL 
are looking after it's comfort these days. 
Fine thing — deserting us after all we did. 
EULALIA ARBUCKLE of Dope Spray is en- 
joying a week's vacation. 


Hydro and Crunk Press 
now Under Sheet Hletol 

The Hydro Press and Crank Press Depart- 
ment has been transferred from the juris- 
diction of the Manifold Division to the juris- 
diction of the Sheet Metal Department, how- 
ever, the department will continue under 
the name of Hydro Press Department No. 5. 

Eric P. Fculwetter, General Foreman of 
Sheet Metal; Adolph Bolger, Foreman of 
Hydro Press; and R. H. Gilliam, Night Fore- 
man of Hydro Press will be working hand 
in hand under this new arrangement. 


Recreational Director, Paul Ted ford 

Sports Chatter 

Did you know that the new champion of 
billiard players at the San Diego Club is none 
other than one of Ryan's top executives. In 
this, perhaps the most scientific and intricate 
of all sports, our own GEORGE WOODARD, 
Vice-President, reigns supreme at the club, 
and probably throughout the city. Mr. 
Woodard recently won the 1 944 tourna- 
ment from a field studded with many cue 
stars, practically running away from the rest 
of his competition. 

As pictures on these pages show, we have 
several top-notch gridsters wearing the 
spangles of the professional San Diego Gun- 
ners. LLOYD HUFFSTUTTER was a great 
lineman and fullback at Washburn College, 
while OWEN "CHIEF" WALKER will never 
be forgotten as one of San Diego State's 
finest linemen. POGO SPARKS, also holding 
forth on the front wall is said to be one of 
the smartest linemen in the circuit. 

JOE CASENA, Nite Shift baseball team 
manager, has a fine club working out steadily 
and one that is seeing plenty of action 
against other swing shift groups. They plan 
to enter a Swing Shift league to start in the 
near future. The same gang posted one of 
the finest Softball records in the area during 
the summer months winning twenty-four out 
of thirty games. 

DEAN HOFFMAN, manager of the Ryan 
entry in the Winter Softball circuit is having 
a little difficulty in leading the boys to a 
win. However, from personal experience, 
we can state that this club has more fun at 
its games than any other team in the busi- 

'Twas good for all the gang to see GERRY 
WRIGHT, who after six months touring of 
the nation with USO units, brought down the 
house during the War Chest campaign, as 
she contributed several whistling solos in the 
cafeteria area. An unusual talent, that. 

Once, again, the invitation, fellas and gals, 
to come into Employee Service and let us 
know what activity you would like to enjoy. 

P. T. 

Basketball Time 

Ryan basketball teams for both sexes and 
all shifts should be nearly rounding into 
shape as the 1944 basketball season is 
practically ready to get under way. 

Although league games for the men in 
the Industrial and City Leagues will not start 
until January 1st, the boys are working out 
and will play several games not on the 
league schedule before the fur flies in that 

Play in the Girl's Industrial League is 
scheduled to begin on November 28th and 
reports are that our girls' team will give a 
good account of itself this season. 

On all fronts, a more active season than 
ever before is anticipated this year. 

The WINNAH'S Smile is evident as 
Jack Southwell, following his winning 
of the Ryan Championship Table Tennis 
Tourney for 1944, receives a beautiful 
trophy from Roy Cunningham, Table 
Tennis Commissioner. Southwell, a 
newcomer to Ryan sports, played bril- 
liantly throughout the tourney to cap- 
ture the champion's crown. 


Jach Southuiell 1944 
Table Teaais Chomp 

The Table Tennis Champion of Ryan for 
1944 is JACK SOUTHWELL, Dept. 20. The 
hard-driving and smooth-stroking newcomer 
to Ryan athletic circles turned on tremendous 
power before a large gallery to defeat JIM 
ATWILL, Dept. 33, in the finals — a match 
that Atwill bitterly contested all the way. 
The scores were 21-14, 18-21, 21-12, and 

Both finalists won five straight matches 
before meeting for the crown, as they fought 
their way through a star-studded field of 56 
entrants. It was one of the tightest and most 
popular tournaments in Ryan history. LOGIE 
BENNETT, defending champion, fell by the 
wayside in the quarter-finals as the new 
king, Southwell, won a tough battle that 
went the full five games. 

The new champ is active in other sports, 
having played in the Softball leagues, and 
promising to be one of the standouts in the 
coming basketball season. 

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Dubbs oad Putts 

Fifty-five strong, Ryan golfers have enter- 
ed the Aircrafter's Golf Tournament to do 
battle with linksmen from other aircraft 
plants in the biggest event of this nature 
ever held. 

Qualifying rounds were played October 
29th and all Ryan entrants will find the 
results in their newspapers as well as the 
listings for the first round of competition in 
the play-offs on Sunday, November 25. Ryan 
Golf Commissioner M. M. CLANCY, Tour- 
nament committee member, urges all Ryan 
entrants to be on time for their matches or 
else they will suffer a forfeit. 

Approximately $1000 in War Bonds as 
well as 32 cups to go to the winners and the 
runners-up of each flight will be awarded in 
the tournament. 

Ryan entrants include: M. M. Clancy, C. 
W. Christopher, J. B. Edgil, S. M. Wilkinson, 
Jr., L. C. Hilles, J. S. Pool, C. A. Sachs, Lou 
Arbuckle, G. R. Breeden, Harry Trout, Bill 
Stelzer, R. H. Gillam, R. R. Campbell, K. B. 
Barnes, F. Ferguson, J. Pawloski, C. B. Put- 
nam, S. Orban, A. McReynolds, E. H. Spicer, 
P. R. Vandersloot, D. W. Dewey, J. T. 

H. W. Lamborn, C. E. Walker, T. F. 
Hickey, K. Cushman, J. V. Newman, C. Pet- 
terson, H. Wallen, Russ Nordlund, D. S- 
Whetstine, B. Bills, R. C. Callow, Don 
Wasser, Joe Love, W. Hubbell, F. Dungan, 
Frank Finn, Clay Rice, Art Coltrain, R. S. 
Cunningham, Ray Morkowski, M. Vogel, A. 
Bolger, J. P. Westler, George Dew, M. L. 
Fuller, Jr., T. J. Pitts, J. M. Skains, Glen 
Huff, Bob Carmona, Louis Plummer, and 
Vic Voll. 


Ryoa Toleat Performs 

With 'SLIM' COATS piloting a crew of 
singers, dancers, and novelty acts, an hour 
and a half show was given last month at 
the USO on C Street much to the delight of 
hundreds of service men who applauded 
heartily for each act. 

It was on Sunday, October 15th, that Ryan 
took over the USO Center to "lay 'em in the 

With Coats at the microphone and doubl- 
ing with his famous rope tricks, the show 
dancers; ETHYLWIN HUBBELL, the world's 
finest trombonist (feminine) and marimbaist; 
JACK WESTLER, popular tenor; JOE TAY- 
LOR, pianist; BONNIE METCALF, singer; 
KEN WORKMAN, Indian Lore and Lyrics; 
JOE "Scotty" DERR, Scotch songs and pat- 
ter; and BETH BRICKNELL, novelty act. 

It is expected that this unit with additional 
talent will appear on many such occasions in 
the future. 

Jack Southwell, Singles Champion, flashes a backhand drive, while partner Glenn Huff 
registers approval. This capable duo 1944 Table Tennis Doubles Champions, defeated 
all opponents as they blasted their way to titular honors. 


On Sunday, October 29, at Balboa Park, 
three members of the Engineering Dept. 
proved their talent in the highly specialized 
field of Archery. In fact. Chink Lee, Frank 
Eicholtz and Kay Larkin were top performers 
in the Convair sponsored Field and Target 
Tournament at the Park. The occasion turn- 
ed out to be a Ryan tournament between Lee 
and Eicholtz who shot neck and neck through 
the morning targets at Balboa Field Range 
and kept it up during the afternoon at the 
Field Range. 

Total scores were (Field Range), Lee, 314 
and Eicholtz, 311. For 28 targets, that's 
some shooting. For the afternoon it was 332 
for Eicholtz and 331 for Lee. At the wind- 
up Lee took the cup home for first honors, 
with Frank the runner-up, just two points 
behind. Third place man was more than 160 
points behind. 

Quite a day for Ryan, which brings us to 
the point that we will welcome more Ryanites 
at these tourneys. If you can spare a Sunday 
and want some good, wholesome exercise in 
the fresh air, get your bow and a few arrows 
and journey to Balboa Park Field Range 
(lower road). You can pick up a lot of train- 
ing in just five minutes. Out there you'll 
find Frank Eicholtz, Chink Lee, Kay Larkin, 
Fred Thudium, Bob Close, Jack Zippalsky 
and Jim Stalnaker having fun every Sunday. 


Ryan Het Stars 
Came Home Uictars 

In a rubber match with the Rohr Aircraft 
Co. on October 8th, only three matches were 
completed, but the Ryan Tennis team came 
home the victors, winning two of them. The 
match between CARMACK BERRYMAN and 
Rohr's JACK FOLSOM, No. 1 men, had to be 
postponed. Playing in the No. 2 match, BILL 
BALDWIN defeated Rohr's PAUL HENNE- 
BERG 6-4, 6-2. 

PRICE ALLRED played a steady brand of 
tennis to down I. DAGEN of Rohr in two 
decisive sets 6-3, 6-2. Ryan's JOE GARING- 
ER dropped a hard-fought match to the 
savagely-stroking JOHNSON of Rohr by the 
scores of 6-3, 1-6, and 6-4. 

No doubles matches were scheduled, but 
it is expected that both teams will meet in 
both singles and doubles in the near future. 

Tennis players are asked to consult the 
Ladder in the Outside Activities Bulletin 
Board located in the entrance to the Factory 
Office in order to advance or secure a posi- 
tion on this Tennis Challenge listing. Those 
to contact have their names on this Ladder. 

In a recent challenge match P. ALLRED 
failed in an attempt to advance to the No. 2 
position as BILL BALDWIN set him back, 
6-2, 6-4. 

SouthuiBli and Huff 
Capture Doubles 

Teaming up with GLENN HUFF, JACK 
SOUTHWELL, singles champion, added the 
doubles laurels to his list as the duo defeated 
final match of the 1944 tournament. 

JACK and GLENN formed a smooth com- 
bination to win by the scores of 21-16, 
21-18, 16-21, and 22-20, gaining the crown 
after a tight battle. 

Trophies are to be awarded to the new 
champions in both the singles and the 


The Score Board 

At University Heights on Sunday, October 
8, the Ryan All Stars defeated Fighter Com- 
mand by a score of 15-4 in a game which 
Erv Marlett won his 9th straight game when 
he took the decision over Earl Chappie, for- 
merly of the San Diego Padres. This game 
saw a turn-out of former Ryan All Stars 
now in the military service including Ike 
Boone, Ray Fitzpatrick, Frank Kerr, Solly 
Hemus and Bob Roxburg and Don Schmidt 
back from a year in professional baseball. It 
was a real pleasure to see Erv Marlett, Jack 
Billings, and Red Mathis all hit safely and 
when Frank Kerr doubled to the right the 
routing of Chappie was complete, the club 
scored 1 1 runs, to give Marlett his ninth 
straight win. 

The next three games were played at 
Golden Hill on successive Sundays during 
October in which the club defeated the Con- 
sair Dominators by a score of 6-1, the San 
Diego Electric, 12-5, and the CVAC Home 
Plant by a score of 6-2. All these were well- 
played games in which the pitching of E. 
Marlett, Toni Jeli, Bob Roxburg and Jim 
McFadin plus the hitting of Red Mathis, Jack 
Marlett and Jack Billings and the fielding 
and hitting of Robert Kellogg has kept the 
club on top of the League. 

The club has won its last 14 straight 
games which includes exhibitions but we 
must still defeat the U. S. S. Subron next 
Sunday to finish on top of the League. 

On Sunday, November 1 9th at Lane Field, 
the club will play in a benefit game for 
wounded sailors and marines now stationed 
at Naval Hospital, San Diego against Frankie 
Dasso's Rohr All Stars which club includes 
such name ball players as Hal Patchett and 
Del Ballinger of the San Diego Padres, Joe 
Wood, Boston Red Sox and other stars from 
minor leagues. The Ryan All Stars team 
will present the '.ame line-up as it has used 
during the season and the ticket sales will be 
handled by Garrick O'Bryan of the Industrial 
Relations Department in the very near fu- 
ture. So here is a chance to see what should 
be a good ball game in a good baseball park 
and for a good cause. Any and all help ex- 
tended by any individuals (and deals of this 
nature do require individual help) will be 
appreciated not only by the writer but also 
by the recipient of the fund. 


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Ryan stalwarts, members of tKe San Diego Gunners professional football team, follow 
the ball from the sidelines as they gain a few minutes respite from play during a recent 
game at Balboa Stadium. This formidable trio, from left to right, Owen "Chief" Walker, 
Lloyd Huffstutter, and "Pogo" Sparks, commands the highest respect throughout 
football circles because of their hard-driving line play. 

Lunch-time Pastime 

Every day for a year now, the inventory Accounting Department has indulged in o 
pinochle game during their lunch hour. The players ore (left to right) : Henry Schmet- 
zer, Harry R. Kister, Victor Felter and Mark L. Cripe. The kibitzers ore (left to right) : 
Dorothy Busby, Louise Davis the official scorekeeper, Elsie Oliphant and Cleora Davis. 

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latest Standings 
Of Bouuling Teams 

Scarcely an evening passes these weeks 
but what a capable contingent of bowlers 
from Ryan strut their stuff on local lanes. 
Bowling is becoming more popular by leaps 
and bounds and this year finds more leagues 
and more teams than ever before enjoying 
the sport. 

The Ryan Raiders, resplendent in maroon 
shirts with their names and the Ryan emblem 
betelling their affiliation, are setting the pace 
in the fast 925 league which bowls Sunday 
evenings at the Pacific Recreation. Members 
of this all-star group are CAPT. JIM KEY, 

The Ryanettes from the Day Shift are giv- 
ing a good account of themselves in the 
Ladies' Industrial League, holding down third 
place in this 1 4-team loop. GLEN MILLER 
and his Night Shift all-stars are well up in 
the running in the Swing Shift Industrial 

Activity and interest are at fever pitch 
with much rivalry and more enjoyment 
throughout the many plant leagues. Here 
are the latest standings of the various loops. 
All statistics are as of October 21st. 

Winter League (Day) W L 

Pin Savers 23 1 

Jigs & Fixtures - 20 4 

Friendly Five - 20 4 

Wood Shop -19 5 

Misfits 18 6 

Maintenance 17 7 

Putt Putts - 15 9 

Tail Winds 14 10 

Crags - 14 10 

Laboratory 13 11 

Low I. Q 13 1 1 

Drop Hammer 13 11 

Pin Busters 12 1 2 

Jesters 12 12 

Navy - 12 12 

Contract Eng 12 12 

Crude Crew '- 11 13 

Fireballs -- - 10 14 

Sub Assembly 10 1 4 

Shipping - 10 14 

Soot Pots 10 14 

Bumpers 10 14 

Plant Engineers 8 16 

Tool Room 8 16 

Hell Raisers - 5 19 

Ryan Spares 4 20 

Office Service 3 21 

Jiggers ..- 24 

High Team Game — Friendly Five 916 

High Individual Game — Carlton 249 

High Team Series — F. F 2620 

High Individual Series — C. LeClare 618 

Winter League (Nite) W L 

Manifold No. 2 14 2 

Sheet Metal 14 2 

Precision Five 14 2 

Nite Hawks 6 10 

Shipping 6 10 

Inspection 6 10 

Manifold No. 1 - 4 12 

Final Assembly 4 12 

High Team Game — Sheet Metal 928 

High Team Series — Precision Five 2558 

High Individual Game — S. Pinney 232 

High Individual Series — C. Carlson .... 595 

(Continued on next page) 

Tri League (Day) W L 

Tigers 14 1 

Head Winds 12 3 

City Slickers 1 1 4 

Chiefs 9 6 

Lotharios 9 6 

M. F. J.'s 9 6 

Snapdragons 7 8 

Stingarees 7 8 

Sharks 6 9 

Tooling Trio 6 9 

Play Boys 6 9 

Wolves - 3 12 

3 Aces - 3 12 

Top Notchers 3 1 2 

High Team Game — Tigers 583 

High Team Series — Tigers 1618 

High Individual Game — Smith 225 

High Individual Series — Armstrong 582 

Ryan Foursomes (Nite) W L 

Lucky 4 15 1 

Maniacs 1 1 5 

Sleepy Four 10 6 

2 Strikes 2 Spares 8 8 

Anchors 8 8 

Swing Benders 6 1 

Pin Knockers 4 1 2 

Crusaders 2 14 

High Team Game — Lucky 4 681 

High Team Series — Lucky 4 1805 

High Individual Game — C. Carlson 213 

High Individual Series — S. Wolkinson.. 579 

Hillcrest League (Day) W L 

Wood Shop 13 3 

Arc Welders 1 1 5 

Experimental 1 1 5 

Sheet Metal 10 6 

Welderettes 10 6 

Crude Crew 7 9 

Imagineers 6 1 

Fabricating Five 6 10 

Office 5 1 1 

Bowling Bags 1 15 

High Team Game — Arc Welders 923 

High Team Series — Arc Welders 2550 

Imagineers 2550 

High Individual Game — N. Wynne 233 

High Individual Series — J. Kent 628 

Swing Trio League (Nite) W L 

Thunder Heads 12 

Wild Cats 5 7 

Mustangs 4 8 

Avengers 3 9 

High Team Game — Mustangs 451 

High Team Series — Mustangs 1172 

High Individual Game — Mitchell 234 

High Individual Series — Mitchell — 500 

Sluing Shift 
Boiuiing neuis 

The swing shift leagues, the Men's League 
and the Mixed League, are entering their 
sixth week of play, and if the start means 
anything, there is going to be some real hot 
competition in all departments. For instance, 
in the Men's League, there are three teams 
tied for the lead with 14 wins and only 2 
losses apiece. They are: Manifold No. 2, 
Sheet Metal and Precision Five. 

Leaders in the other departments are: 
High Team Game: Sheet Metal — 928. 
High Team Series: Precision Five — 2558 
High Individual Game: Sam Pinney — 232 
High Individual Series: Chuck Carlson — 

Individual high average is held so far by 

Chuck Carlson with a 185 followed by Har- 
old Glendenning with a 170. 

The Lucky Four team of the Mixed League 
are having things a bit their way so far in 
that league. They have 19 wins to only one 
loss and their closest rival is the Four Mani- 
acs with 14 wins and 6 losses. 

Chuck Carlson also holds the high indi- 
vidual average for the men in this league 
with 1 77 and Dorothy Yilk leads the opposite 
sex with a fine 1 65. 

Lucky Four also dominate the high team 
game and series departments with 681 and 
1 805, respectively. Artie Johnson has high 
individual game with a 220 effort and Stan 
Wilkinson holds the same honor in the high 
individual series department with 579. 

Our Mixed League suffered a great loss 
this last week when Stan and Irene Wilkin- 
son transferred to day-shift. Good luck, kids, 
and we hope to see you back with us soon 

We hope to have some news for you in 
the next issue on how our Ryan boys are 
doing in the 850 Industrial League. 

Charles Carlson 

When DICK ANSLEY appeared on the 
scene October 1 1 th with a huge cake, Tabu- 
lating asked him, "What's the occasion?" 
"My one year anniversary with Ryan," he 
answered, "let's celebrate." So celebrate 
they did and boy was that cake good. (They 
TOLD me!) BARBARA YOUNG left us to 
join her sailor husband in San Pedro. A fare- 
well party was given in her honor at the 
Park Manor. Those attending were DALE 
ulating hung out the welcome sign to VIR- 
GINIA HAYES from down Texas way, also 
to ROSE SKINNER, who returned from her 
vacation looking fit as a fiddle and all rested 
up, also to JILL BANNER on third shift who 
is back after her recent operation. 

Gala social event was the wedding of 
(Convair Engineering). The couple were mar- 
ried October 15th in "The Little Church of 
the Roses," in Chula Vista. The bride wore 
a pale blue suit with navy accessories and a 
beautiful corsage on her left shoulder. The 
groom wore — well he was nervous too! A 
reception followed at the home of the 
groom's parents in Calavo Gardens. The 
couple spent their honeymoon at Warners 
Hot Springs. Mrs. Asbury (VIOLA) returned 
to work looking radiant! (By the way, this 
makes her my cousin.) We miss MR. 
MOORSE who is on a month's leave of 

EDNA CHEEK (general accounting) had a 
birthday and the office didn't let her forget it! 
Someone sent Edna on an errand and when 
she returned, she found a birthday cake in 
the form of a cookie! A box of chocolates 
(a candy bar) A candle (a piece of paper 

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rolled up with a string in one end) A carton 
of cigarettes (an old beaten up fag) Gum! 
(half stick — unchewed) and an aspirin! Later 
in the afternoon she was presented with a 
lovely cake. About the time Edna started 
cutting her cake, ALBERTA JOLLY in ac- 
counts payable was also cutting a huge cake 
presented by the girls in her department. 
Although it is late — Happy birthday to you 
EDNA and you ALBERTA. 

Accounts payable bid farewell to VIR- 
come mat sure got walked on. We had four 
new girls in one week! ETHEL BUSCH, for- 
merly of Pittsburg, Penn.; ALICE GRIFFIN, 
from Salt Lake City; SHIRLEY MARR from 
Santa Monica — Shirley has a darling daugh- 
ter and a handsome Marine husband; MAR- 
JORIE HORTON from Oklahoma, whose hus- 
band is overseas; and MARCELLA VOLKER, 
formerly of Illinois. Marcella's husband is in 
the navy. Last but not least, DOROTHY 
PRELLWITZ who transferred in from the 

When buying your Christmas cards . . . 
wouldn't you consider getting an extra box 
for the boys in the Naval Hospital who can't 
leave their beds. These boys certainly appre- 
ciate your efforts and cards that they could 
send to their loved ones would be so wel- 

The Red Cross Canteen Unit is making 
this request, if any one would care to bring 
some cards, I will personally see that they 
get to the Red Cross. Contact me on Exten- 
sion 327. 

Gerry Wright, formerly Secretary to G. 
E. Barton, Factory Manager, paid a 
visit to her many friends recently. Not 
long ago, Gerry joined a U.S.O. troupe 
to entertain servicemen with her inimi- 
table whistling and before too long will 
be leaving for overseas. During her 
visit, Gerry gave us a sample treat of 
her talents by whistling on a lunch-time 
program during our War Chest Cam- 
paign. We bet the boys over there 
whistle too. 

From Four 'til Dawn in the Tool Room 

by Vera and Pearle 

Back on the job after a ten-day sick leave 
is our friend, LEO ORTEGO, more familiarly 
known as "SNUFFY." Here is one man 
whom we can all admire! LEO came to work 
at Ryan in March, '42. His perfect attend- 
ance of eighteen months was broken by those 
nasty little microbes that cause such things 
as pneumonia. He lost eleven days. Every 
day, "fog or shine," for the next ten months, 
LEO was on the job, not even taking time 
off for a vacation. The most admirable thing 
of all, however, is the way he keeps that 
shaper running, thru smoking and lunch 
periods, it never has a chance to cool off. 
LEO knows what a war is, having been thru 
some of the hottest battles of the last one, 
and he is certainly helping to the best of his 
ability to bring this one to an end. No one 
can ever say that "SNUFFY" isn't doing his 
share and more, too! 

New in the Department are CARL AN- 
TUENGE is back on 2nd shift. Glad to have 
you join us, fellows. Miss EVA MAY trans- 
ferred to Tool Design. JOHN WOODWARD 
left us for Manifold, and GEORGE HOLMES 
transferred to 1st shift. HAROLD BLEVINS 
deserted us for Tool Planning, 1st shift. 
Now, we are wondering when he will find 
time to collect all the food he needs for 
those little (?) snacks. Best of luck to all 
of you, and we sincerely hope you like your 
new jobs. 

In our Tooling Inspection Department, we 
have a new member, MR. ROKOCZI, better 
known as "ROCKY." Nice guy, tho'. SJUL- 
SON is vacationing this week — have a good 
time for us, Harry! ART JOHNSON'S wife, 
BARBARA, is working in Sheet Metal. Bring 
her over sometime, ART, we'd like to meet 

MR. CARTER'S Cutting Department is 
growing by leaps and bounds since moving 
to their new location — well, maybe, not quite 
but they do have several new people. The 
two charming ladies at the window are 
ARMOND MAGUIRE is the handsome 
"swabby" at the tool grinder. CECILE CARR 
is the new third shift attendant. Q. M. 
RADER has been appointed leadman on 2nd 
shift. Bet he has a time with those "Happy 
Henry's." L. D. MARTIN left for Texas to 
take over the "home place" and care for his 
aged father. JAMES HODGES went back 
home to Arkansas to help with the harvest — 
and stayed. We were sorry to see you both 

EARL BOWER, leadman on 3rd shift says: 
ROBSON, the planer operator has been on 
3rd shift for 9 months, and hasn't missed a 
working day, Sundays included. We are 
glad to have HELEN QUIDORT back with us. 
The coffee is better now — somehow she gets 
just the right mixture. LES CAMPBELL 
seems O.K. after his 2 weeks vacation (won- 
der what he means). BERNARD DARCY is 
new in our Department. DARCY, by the 
way, came out from New York state — some 
ride to work at Ryan! Sorry to hear that 
ZIMLICH is taking another 9C)-day leave due 
to illness. Seems that ALICE PULLEN has 
had enough bad luck lately, but guess not, 
as she's on the sick list again. 

GEORGE SULT, Jib Bore operator, is now 
in the Coast Guard Reserves. He takes about 
two months of school, gets a uniform, then 
goes out on Harbor Patrol two days a week. 
Keep you pretty busy, won't it, George? We 
think it's swell and we're proud of you! 

MR. PETERS is ill with a cold. Hurry back, 
PETE, we miss you. MR. IRVIN and ALBERT 
WILLIAMS are also on the sick list. 

ALBERT SHIMIC suffered a very painful 
injury when the large die on which he was 
working, slipped and fell on his left arm, 
cutting it quite severely. Latest report is that 
he is getting along O.K. and will be back 
on the job soon. 

Chalked up a few more names on the 
"one year at Ryan" list — HENRY DEBOU- 

We mentioned the bowlers in the last 
issue, and here is the latest news on them. 
So many became interested and came down 
to bowl, that we divided up into two teams. 
We "bowl and battle" every Monday and 
Thursday to see who will be CHAMPS and 
who will be CHUMPS. The Champs, 2-game 
winners at present are MADELYN MAX- 
The Chumps are what's left, naturally; name- 
We're on top this week, but next week may 
be a different story. Anyway, we have one 
grand time, and it's all in fun, whether we 
win or lose. 

I wonder how many of us in Tooling have 
been to the Blood Bank? AL CONYNE, 
COATES are regular visitors, and I believe 
there are several more who would go. That 
is one BIG thing we can all do to help and 
it doesn't cost a cent! I'm going down next 
week, I promise! 


Second Shift 
Drop Hammer News 

by Nozzle- Rack 

JACK FIELDS, Leadman of Planishing, is 
vacationing and visiting at Bakersfield. 
CHUCK CARLSON, Leadman of the heat- 
treat and processing department, is on his 
honeymoon-vacation this week. Chuck had 
a time getting married October 15th, as he 
found out, — at the last minute — that his 
original best man would be unable to attend, 
so he crossed his fingers and called LOUIS 
SPEIR, Assistant Foreman of Drop-Hammer, 

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and good luck was with him as Louis and 
Gertrude, his charming wife, had just re- 
turned home. Louis claims he makes the 
best man anyway. 

WILLIE WRIGHT, our very capable crane 
man for the hammers, received a bad cut on 
his left cheek when a carbide can exploded 
nearby. Hope you are back again soon 
Willie! CHARLES PRINGLE, who works in 
the Electrical Department at Consolidated 
and is the husband of ESTHER PRINGLE, 
jitter-bug operator here at Ryan, was one of 
the lucky winners of the Consolidated Work- 
to-Win contest. His share was a $500 check. 
Good attendance runs in the Pringle family 
as Esther never missed a day in her first 
year here at Ryan. Could anyone blame her 
for wearing that big smile? FRANK SANTA 
CRUZ, hammer operator on No. 16, was 
the proud papa of a 7 lb. baby boy born 
October 3rd. After recovering from the 
ordeal, Frank is again at this station. AL 
WHITTAKER, who had a few toes badly 
bruised a couple of weeks ago, is back on the 
job again and has been assisting AL RAY- 
MOND washing the parts in the pickling 

CLAYTON RUSH, erstwhile leadman of 
drophammer, paid the gang another visit last 
Saturday night. He has been home on a few 
days furlough before leaving for Fort Ben- 
ning, Georgia. His lovely wife, Alice, will 
continue with her welding here. Good-luck 
to you, always, Clayton. 

HERMAN MORTON, dispatcher for drop- 
hammer is back again after visiting his folks 
and friends back in Oklahoma — lucky guy! 

It's nice to have such good neighbors as 
the punch press gang of Sheet Metal. They 
celebrated AVIS TAKER'S birthday last week 
by having coffee and cake and yours truly 
was cordially invited to share some! Who- 
ever made that delicious cake really knows 
their cooking. 

See you next time folks and I hope to have 
a surprise feature for you then. 

News and Flashes 

by Earl Vaughan 

Congratulations to R. S. SMITH for his 
outstanding 225 game bowled at the Tower 
Bowl in the Ryan Trio League. This is the 
highest game that has been bowled to 
dote in the Ryan League. (Thota boy, 
Smitty, keep the good work up.) 

Individual overages as of October 26 of 
those of this department who ore bowling 
in the Ryan Trio League are as follows; 

HIBBARD, 167; J. L. HALLEY, 166; R. S. 
R. S. SMITH, 159; KELLEY, 155; A. 
FARKAS, 1 54; E. VAUGHAN, 1 54. 


A big handshake is extended to the fol- 
lowing newcomers to Material Control. 

First Shift 


Second Shift 


Edited by MRS. ESTHER T. LONG 

What did you have for breakfast this morning? Was it your regular order of 
doughnuts and coffee? No wonder you only hit on two cylinders. What else 
could you expect? As Walt Disney puts it, "You can't eat like a bird and 
work like a horse." Begin tomorrow with a good breakfast — fruit, whole 
grain cereal or bread, milk, and if you're on your feet all morning — add an 
egg. Be ready for your job! 














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Mrs. Homemaker — you're in the driver's seat! It's up to you 
to change your family's slap-dash breakfast habits into something 
that's really character-building, as well as body-building. So, make 
those few moments together around the breakfast table pleasant — 
make breakfast something worth getting up early for! 

Don't change the general pattern of fruit, whole grain cereal 
or bread, hot dish and a hot beverage, but bring variety to breakfast 
in the following ways: 

Vary the type of menu: — 

Fruit, breadstuff, hot beverage 

Fruit, cereal, breadstuff, hot beverage 

Fruit, hot dish, breadstuff, hot beverage 

Fruit, cereal, hot dish, breadstuff, hot beverage. 

FRUIT — Any fresh fruit in season may be served for 

breakfast. Oranges and grapefruit are especially valuable 

for their Vitamin C content. 

Fresh fruit: Oranges, grapefruit, apples, peaches, pears, 
plums, grapes, melons, berries 

Stewed fruits: Apricots, prunes, figs, applesauce 

Baked fruits: Apples, bananas, pears 

Canned fruits: Applesauce, grapefruit, orange, grape- 
fruit and prune juice 

CEREAL — Whole grain cereals are recommended but 

others are useful for variety. There are many kinds on 

the market. Ready-to-eat cereals are more costly in 

proportion to nutritive value than the cereals which 

require cooking 

Serve ready-to-eat cereal with fresh or dried fruit 

Add dried fruits such as dates, raisins, figs to cereal 

during cooking 

Add one tablespoon honey for each serving during the 


Cook cereal in milk 


Use whole wheat bread for toast 
Occasional use of small breads as: 

rolls, biscuits, muffins, coffee cake, griddle cakes 

and waffles 
Use different flours: 

In making muffins — oatmeal, corn, rice, whole 

wheat or bran 

In making griddle cakes — Wheat, buckwheat or 


EGGS — Although moderately expensive, eggs make ex- 
cellent dishes to serve not only at breakfast but also 
at luncheon or supper. Do not cook at high temperature 
which toughens the egg white. Do not use too much 
fat so that the product is greasy. 
Variety for cooking eggs suggested: 

Boiled, fried, poached 

Hard-boiled eggs, creamed 

Baked, with cream sauce 

Shirred, ploin or garnished with sausage, ham, 
bacon, tomato sauce 

Scrambled, plain or garnished with bacon, ham 

Omelettes, plain or garnished with bacon, ham, 
cheese, cooked vegetables 
Such foods as fish, cod-fish balls, minced meat on toast, 
liver and bacon may be substituted for eggs 


Coffee, tea, cereal drinks, hot chocolate 

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Ryan Trading Post 

Want to Buy (continued) 


For Sale (continued) 

One pair size 9, men's Spaulding ice skates in 
good condition. Best offer. G. Hoswell, Ext. 

Honey of excellent quality; 5 lb. in glass jars, 
$1.10. Contact D. W. Close, Dept. 1, Airptane 
Welding. Home address, 7593 Orien Avenue, 
La Mesa. 

22 Revolver, Harrington Richardson, double action, 
nine shot, like new. $25.00. R. L. Hayward, 
Engineering Ext. 378. 

Winchester, 12 gage pump gun, 97 model, 
See E. H. Crandall, Fire Department, 1st shift, 
Ext. 255. 

Siamese kittens; moke lovely pets. Sold very rea- 
sonable at $20.00. Only three left. See Peter- 
son in Manifold Small Parts, second shift, badge 
2291 or phone R-7357. 

Telex hearing device. Practically new. Will sell 
for 1/3 less. J. M. Phelps, Ext. 348, or eve- 
nings call M-6676. 

Cottage on double corner lot. Corner vacant, 
desirable location for $5,000-$7,000 post-war 
home. 4 blocks from 30th and Cedar streets. 
$2900 takes it. C. E. Hyatt, Paint Shop. 

52 Winchester 22 target rifle with 440 Weaver 
scope, sling and 500 shells. Or will trade for 
good camera, washing machine or what I can 
use. H. H. Simmer, Manifold Small Parts, 1st 

If you're wondering what to give for Christmas, 
my husband makes first grade leather bill folds, 
keytainers, etc., to order. Service Insignios and 
initials or name imprinted. Contact Mrs. Howell, 
Manifold Inspection, 2nd shift, Ext. 360 or 
Hank Hanggi, 1st shift. 

35 mm. Weltini Camera, F2 Xenon In Compur 
Rapid, 1 second to 1 /500. Also Eveready Case 
and Daylight Loading Bulk Film Winder with 
film cartridges. Load cartridges at film cost of 
less than 5c a foot. All for $100.00. J. H. Wood, 
Engineering, Extension 282. 

Nearly new, well located, two-bedroom home with 
sleeping porch and half basement. Part cash and 
terms. 4142 Maryland. Phone J-3322. Contact 
J. J. Olsen. 

New G.E. Sun Lamp. Contact J. J. Olsen, Manifold 
Welding, Ext. 359. 

Ten pieces of oak wood — 4" x 8" x 9' long. See 
E. P. Gonagawara, Dept. 13 or T-8569. 

Practically brand new full-length, black skunk 
dyed opossum fur coat — $90.00. Also red suit, 
size 12 — $7.00. See Anita Dungon, Department 
15, Manifold Area, Ext. 360. 

One set of weights including dumbbell, boots. E. 
Mellinger, Ext. 396. 

1931 Graham 6 Coupe with rumble seat, 5 good 
tires (two new recaps), two new innertubes, very 
good motor, good transportation. Cosh, $135.00. 
Warren Mays, Department 1 5. 

Six Silver tipped pure-bred German Police puppies. 
See Dick Cummings, Automotive Service, Ext. 

Wardrobe Trunk — Nearly new and in excellent 
condition inside and out. Really low-priced at 
$60. To see, contact Paul Tedford, Recreation 

SSI Swallow 4-passenger Sedan — 122" wheel base, 
built very low, four speeds forward, sun top, 
excellent condition. 30 miles to gallon. Cost 
$8,000 new. Latest design parts, easy to get. 
Sacrifice for $1500. Cash or take cor in trade. 
R, 1402 or see car at 3335 Vancouver St. George 
Bucknam, Ext. 387, Airplane Dispatching. 

pRfE 4 Smith, Ltd., San Dieqo 

Electric Gibson refrigerator and tilt-back studio 
couch. Margaret Paxton, Wing Assembly, Ex- 
tention, 355. Or 522 Mcintosh Street, Chula 

'\/ista, California. 

1941 Buick Super Sedan, Radio, heater and de- 
frosters. Two tone green. Excellent condition. 
Excellent tires. S. H. Reed, 2979 Fordham St., 
Frontier Housing Project. Planning, Ext. 396. 

12 acres of partly timbered Washington land, good 
ground, private water system with pressure sys- 
tem, 2 new unfinished 4 room houses, electricity 
and plumbing. Fixtures partly in. 1934 Chevro- 
let pick-up truck included. S. H. Reed, 2979 
Fordham Street. Planning, Ext. 396, 

Ladies Golf Clubs, 3 woods, 3 irons, 4-7-8, by 
Walter Hagen, $25.00. Charles E. Walker, Mail 
room, Ext. 323, or W. 9409. 

Man's Bicycle, A-1 condition. 
Maryland. Phone J-3322. 

J. J. Olsen, 4142 

Ladies Coat, tan camel's-hair cloth. Mole fur sleeves 
and collar, high quality, satin faced crepe lining. 
Size 18, coat like new. W. B. Klein, Engineering, 
Ext. 340. 7235 Volta Ct., Linda Vista. 

Perfection Wardrobe Trunk with New Brittain 
Lock; 4 ft. 4 in. high by 24 in. wide by 22 in. 
deep. This trunk contains six compartments be- 
sides clothes hangers for ladies and gentleman's 
clothes and is in first-class condition. Price $35. 
See Nelson H. Acheson in the Mail Room at 
Ryan's or call Bayview 6471 after 6:30 p.m. or 
all day on Sundays. Can be seen at 4584 
Granger Street. 

One electric iron, 1 electric heater, 1 Gillette 
Aristocrat Razor in Gilt Case. Call at 2256 
Union Street. 

Willys Sedan, 1936. New paint, new battery (2 yr. 
guarantee). Good tires, new brakes and seat 
covers. Cheap transportation. Doc Enyeart, 
Tooling Inspection. 

Black 100% wool coat, blue fox collar, satin lined, 
like new. Size 18. 1 pair brown alligator calf, 
Gold cross shoes, size 78. May be seen at 2837 
"K" Avenue, National City. 

Model A Ford in good condition, good rubber. See 
Wilholt in Mech. Maintenance Dept. or at 3538 
Valiant St. 

House trailer, factory built, 18 ft. long, sleeps 4, 
new paint, 2 new 600x16 tires and spare tire. 
Will sell for $350.00 cash. Dick Catalano, Tool- 
ing, or 4665 Bayview Terrace, Pacific Beach. 

Man's Excelsior Bicycle, like new. Also, gas heat- 
ing stove, kerosene heating stove. Des Good- 
land, Tool Planning, Ext. 396, or J-5801 after 

One only, tubular steel twin bed, coil box spring 
and mattress, very good condition. $27.50. See 
M. H. Kohler, Wing Assembly. 

New, 100% all wool man's medium size sweater, 
$5.00. See Vaughan, at the Mail Room. 

Fairbanks Standard Floor Scales with weights. In 
first-class condition. Also one Harrington & 
Richardson 32 caliber blue steel revolver, good 
as new. Scales $50. Revolver $25. See Nelson 
H. Acheson in the Mail Room or call Bayview 
6471 after 6:30 p.m. or Sundays. 


Fresh-water rod and reel, tackle, flies, etc. Also 
Hawaiian wigglers. J. B. Clingensmith, 7534, 
Manifold Welding, second shift. 

Washing machine. W. McBlair. Coll B-5176 or Ext. 

Washing machine. See H. L. (Hank I Hanggi, 
Manifold Assembly, Ext. 360 or Main 8666. 

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Trickle battery charger. Small size. Contact S. V. 
Olson, 2nd shift. Fuselage. 

Electric motor, band saw, drill motor or what have 
you. W. Severson, Inspection Crib No. 7. F. A. 

1936 Oldsmobile radio in working condition or not. 
S. V. Olson, 2nd shift. Fuselage. 

A camera, will consider any kind. See Joel Culver, 
Timekeeping. Ext. 398. 

Wanted: Bedroom suite with double bed, box 
springs and inner spring mattress. Must be in 
good condition. F. E. Wallis, Ext. 276. 

An omateur microscope for child's use. Roy Cun- 
ningham, Ext. 291. 

A small engine or bench lathe. Contact H B. 
Pixley, Plant Protection. 

Good refrigerator. No junk. E. Mellinger, Ext. 396. 

Tenor banjo cose. Roy Cunningham, Ext. 291. 

Complete home movie outfit. 8 or 1 6 mm. Con- 
tact L. E. Syrios, Manifold Lineup, 2nd shift. 

Will pay cash for a convertible coupe or convert- 
ible sedan. Eddie Glidden, Template Making or 
after 6:00 call J-2545. 

Two wheel box trailer, 16 inch wheels W B Klein 
Engineering, Ext. 340. 7234 Volta Ct., Linda 

Used car. Price reasonable. Call Anthony Cedro, 
Jackson 4091. 

Electric iron. See Frank L. Walsh, Foreman, Third 

Model T or Model A Roadster, Charles Judd, Ext. 

Small table size radio. Pete Jaeger, Tool Room. 

116 Kodak for a boy overseas. Bertha M. Walter, 
Wing Assembly. 

One parr of steel roller skates for a girl. J J. 
King, Wood Shop, 2nd shift. Ext. 233 or 

Single shot 22 rifle. Douglas Decker, Tool Room. 

Electric iron. Feme Bloomer. Electrical Group, En- 
gineering. Extension 235. 

Club Coupe for S400.00 cash. Call Broverman in 
Power Plant, Ext. 235 or Main 6041. 

Need a 1 -LA-6 Radio Tube at once or sooner. 
Bill Wagner, Public Relations, Ext. 297 or 298. 

Child's Tricycle — Have 21/2-year-old boy who can't 
wait to have a tricycle. Will buy one in any 
condition — please come through, someone, on 
this one. See Paul Tedford, Recreation Director. 

Schick injector razor. Call Virginia Sanders, Coun- 
sellor, Extension 347. 

One doll buggy. Charles Judd. Call Franklin 4348 
or Ext. 388-Ext. 10. 

Large trunk in good condition for traveling. Aldean 
Schuiz, Accounting Inventory. Ext. 353. 

An electric portable sewing machine needed badly. 
Singer preferred. If you hove one to sell or know 
someone please get in touch with Frances 
Klitsch, Ryan inspector in Shipping Department, 
Ext. 331. 


Ext. 396. 

. N. 

E. Westover, 

Tool Planning, 



you want to 
a horse, see 


a horse, sell horse, or trade 
Bradley, Airplane Dispatching. 

31 Stude Dictator Sedan, low mileage, good tires. 
2-wheel luggage trailer. Want piano, typewriter 
or home site acre or what? See Hultquist, De- 
partment 17 or 3656 Kurtz Street. 

Want to exchange electric iron in good condition 
for pinking shears. Mrs. Owens, 2256 Union St. 

Would like to trade an electric iron for waffle iron. 
Marie Wendt, Ext. 362. 



NOVEMBER 11, 1 944 

Published every three weeks for employees and friends of 

Through the Public Relations Department 

Under the Editorial Direction of William Wagner 

and Keith Monroe 

Editor Frances Statler 

Staff Photographers Tommy Hixson, Lynn Fayman 

Frank Martin, Col O'Ccllahan 

Staff Cartoonist George Duncan 

Special Features Page 

A School for Beginners 1 

— «etc' aircraft n'orkcrs are trained for their jobs 
More Members of the Ryan Team 2 

— tlicy'll ltelf> tlic big push needed for big production 
Meet "Woody" Woodson 4 

— a biographical sketch of our nczvest vice president 
The Life of o Jap Aircraft Worker 6 

— Iwiv does his life compare Zi'ifli yoursf 
A Letter from Claude Ryan to His Son 8 

— this holds a message for all of ns 
In Memoriam — Bob Kerlinger 9 

— he'll live forever in our memory 
The Case of the Ringing Telephone 11 

— a pholocrime for you to unravel 
In Days Gone By 12 

— Can you recogni.-:e tliese old-time Ryaniies? 

Slim's Pickin's 10 

Sports 26 

What's Cookin? 31 

Ryan Trading Post 32 

Departmental News 

Accounting Notes by Mary Frances Willford 29 

De Tales of Tool Design by Don D'Agostino 16 

Digs From Jigs by Art and Pete 24 

Drop Hammer 2nd Shift by A'occle-Rack 30 

Flashes from Fuselage ^v Bettie Murren 24 

From Four 'til Dawn in the Tool Room by Vera and Pearle 30 

Fumes from the Paint Shop by Kitty Mathcny 25 

Here and There by Jonnie Johnson 18 

Inspection Notes by Bill Rossi 19 

Jerks of Jig Assembly 2nd Shift by Bu::z and Shorty. . 23 

Machine Shop by Dorothy Wheeler 20 

Maintenance Meonderings by Bill Taylor 13 

Manifold Dispatching by Ben Smith 17 

Manifold Small Ports by Diane Smith 22 

News and Flashes 6v Earl Vanghan 30 

Notes from Dawn Workers by O. C. Hudson 18 

Puddle Pushers on the Swing by Doris W'illiksen 21 

Sheet Metal Shorts 6v Ernie 22 

Shipping Notes and Quotes by Betty Jane Christenson 20 

Tooling Rumors by lone and Kay 23 

Whispers from Final Swingsters 6_v U and Me 24 

Copy Deadline for next issue is November 20th 



Today the aircraft engine exhaust Manifold is a 
highly complex and exacting system requiring 
technical skills of a high order for its efficient 
design and for production in quantity. In this 
field, the Ryan Aeronautical Company has been 
a pioneer. It was foremost in making the design 
and manufacture of exhaust systems a specialty 
in itself 

In engineering and producing Ryan Manifolds 
every effort is made to reduce maintenance prob- 
lems to a minimum. But, regardless of the man- 
ner in which any piece of aircraft equipment is 
designed or produced, educational assistance in 
the field is necessary. For Ryan Manifolds, in 
common with all technical products, achieve 
their greatest potential when the most precise 
knowledge of their functions and capabilities is 
known, appreciated and exploited. 


To afford customers opportunity to get the full 
benefits from its exhaust manifolds, Ryan's Mani- 
fold Service Department is staffed by especially 
trained personnel chosen from experts within 
the Ryan factory. 

These men, in addition to their "know-how" 
born of long experience, are imbued with the 
same desire for perfection in operation as their 
fellow workers in the factory are enthusiastic in 
attaining perfection in manufacture. M^ 








1 922 - 1944 





ly This Man Was Wanted 

Sec Story on Page 11 

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Let me call your atiention to an unusually important page 
in this issue of Flying Reporter. 

It's page 11. 

If you'll take that page to heart, and do what it asks 
you to do, you'll be performing a valuable service to the 
Navy and to the nation. 

The Navy needs large numbers of our new Ryan plane. 
Admiral Marc A. Mitscher recently took the trouble to 
publicly state that, "We need a lot of 'em quick!" It may 
well be that the Pacific War will be shortened if we can 
put these planes in the Navy's hands as fast as the Navy 
wants them. 

But high-speed mass production is going to require 
large numbers of new workers. In fact, the employment 
of a sufficient number of additional ^workers is a difficult 
task that must be accomplished. 

You can help us solve that problem. 

Turn to page 11 and read HOW you can help. When 
you've read it, I hope you'll go into action at once. By 
doing so, you'll be helping your company, your No^j-y, 
and your country. 

•^JJ\ C^^^ta^nw^ \J Cof-*^^ 

7<^e^ 7<5^ 0tcCen4^ " " and ^t^ ^tf 

Our Sales Department is a hot-bed of 
feverish activity. They're not resting 
on their laurels^ but are constantly 
drummins up more business for the 
present as well as the future. 

The Ryan factory will have plenty of busi- 
ness after the war if Sam Breeder and his 
gang have anything to do with it. And 
they're likely to hove a lot to do with it. 

The hard-working little group of four men 
and five girls who hold the fort in the Ryan 
sales office are about as efficient a group 
of business-getters as any company could 
ask. While other members of the Sales 
department are touring the country on the 
kind of emergency service assignments that 
are always cropping up for the department, 
these nine people stay in the office to handle 
the correspondence and answer the tele- 

Answering the telephone is a job in itself. 
Vitally important long-distance phone colls 
from all over the nation bombard the soles 
office daily. One morning recently there 
was a phone call from the Fisher Body plant 
in Detroit; before that call was completed, 
another was on the line from Republic's 
purchasing agent in Evonsville; while he was 
still on the wire, Boeing called from Seattle. 
There's always an atmosphere of haste and 
suppressed excitement in the sales office — 
telegrams constantly arriving; people hurry- 
ing in and out enroute to or from the mid- 
west or the east or the south or the north- 
west; phones ringing continuously. It's all 
part of the job of selling Ryan exhaust mani- 
fold systems to aircraft manufacturers all 
over America, and seeing that those manu- 
facturers get efficient service on their orders. 

Our Soles office, incidentolly, is one of 
the strongest boosters for Ryan's telephone 
operators. "Those girls are our strongest 

(Continued on page 14) 

Four U. S. Navy 
WILDCAT fighters 
wing above the clouds 
towards an enemy 
island base in the 
Photo Credit: 
U. S. Navy Official Pho- 

During the first big raid on Truk, every 
enemy plane was shot down or disabled by 
U. S. Navy carrier fighters on the opening 
day. When the dive and torpedo bombers 
reached Truk on the second day they beat 
up the shipping in the lagoon and the instal- 
lations on land without any annoyance from 
the air. 

These facts have particular significance 
because they demonstrate the improvement 
of our position in the Pacific. In the first 
disheartening months after Pearl Harbor, U. 
S. fighter pilots struck back against such 
enormous odds that it seemed unlikely they 
could succeed. The advancing Jap had the 
benefit not only of vast numerical superiority 
but also of long combat experience. Ameri- 
can pilots were few and untried. 

Gaining experience, they halted the sur- 
prised enemy at Midway and then started on 
the long slow road toward Tokyo. Navy dive 
and torpedo bombers smashed a huge Jap 
fleet, and gave the nation time to arm. But 
their work, as always in this kind of sea-air 
war, was mode possible by the protective skil 
of fighter pilots. 

American fighter tactics have set a fast 
pace for the Japs. The protection that car- 
rier-based fighters have given dive bombers, 
torpedo planes and their own carriers has 

The second in a continuing series of articles about America's Naval Aviation. 


We ore indebted to the editors of FLYING (or permission to reprint this material 
from their recent "U. S. Naval Aviation" issue. 

American Fighter tactics have set a 
Fast pace For the Japs. Our Navy 
Fighter pilots have such superiority over 
the Jap they vie with each other For each kill. 

made the Japs reluctant to engage in large 
scale attacks on the carriers. Some authori- 
ties believe that this situation will be re- 
versed as American forces near Japan proper. 
But the carrier-based fighters are piling up 
additional Jap discouragement through their 
successful sweeps. 

On these strikes the fighters concentrate 
on reducing enemy fighter strength in the 
target area. Then when the bombers arrive 
they hove a much greater chance to drop 
their loads in safety. Once a carrier task 
force has eliminated air opposition and 
bombed land installations, the fighters fre- 
quently go in for a general strafing spree, 
knocking down houses, chasing troops, and 
putting guns out of commission. Fighters ore 
also called upon to protect the scout observa- 
tion planes that are catapulted from cruisers 
and battleships to pick up knocked-down 
flyers from the sea. 

Before all raids, of course, there is a thor- 
ough briefing session conducted by on Air 
Combat Intelligence officer. The pilots are 
a little keyed up but are quiet and intent 
on absorbing every bit of knowledge that 
will lielp them. An ACI officer of Bougain- 
ville, presiding at a blackboard covered with 

maps and photographs, briefs the fighter 
group for a strike on Raboui in the following 

"Now men, the target tomorrow is the 
shipping in Simpson Harbor, secondary tar- 
get, Lakunai Airfield. We'll go in on a course 
of 340 just north of the airfield (loud groans 
from the pilots) . Yes, I know. There are 
seven antiaircraft guns there, but by God we 
didn't knock them out last time and the dive 
bombers have got to get them tomorrow. 
Who's the leader of WF-M? Oh, yes, Black- 
burn. Blackburn, you know where those guns 
ore. We'll need a lot of protection around 
that area. That's where they came up to 
meet us trip before last. Who's the OTC 
(officer in tactical command) for tomorrow? 
Foster, of the Marine Squadron. Okay, here's 
the set-up. We'll have 12 P-40's (War- 
hawks) for close cover, eight F5F's (Hell- 
cats) for low cover, eight F6F's for medium 
cover, and eight F4U's (Corsairs) for high 
cover. All right, hold your horses. There'll 
be a roving high cover to protect the high 
cover — I don't know yet just what — P38's 
(Lightnings) or F4U's — we'll let you know 
in plenty of time. Now the TBF's (Aveng- 
ers! will rendezvous at 1 ,000 feet over Green 
Island at 14K) and the SBD's (Dauntless) 
at 1 335 over Torokina air strip Ion Bougain- 
ville). Take-off will be 1330 for fighters — 
let the roving high cover planes toke off 
first, and the cover planes afterward. Now, 
men, if you're forced down don't hesitate to 

— 3 — 

get on that radio and coll Dumbo (the Cata- 
lina rescue planes.) Give your position 
clearly and get out your raft and keep your 
eyes open. Don't paddle ashore anywhere 
near Rabaul. Paddle out and wait for 

"When you get to the harbor, dive bomb- 
ers will go in first, as usual, and torpedo 
planes afterword. After the shipping has 
been struck, rendezvous at Point 36 on the 
little maps that were passed out to you, and 
for God's soke join up promptly. In the har- 
bor as I believe oil of you know, there are 
about 12 cargo ships, along the line there 
on the map from point 14 to point 22, and 
also a couple of cruisers, here at point X. 
They sneaked in Tuesday night. Strafe hell 
out of those cruisers if you can, close cover. 
Now the main thing, as you've been told 200 
times, is don't straggle. No matter what 
comes up, fight as a team. 

"About that strike yesterday, there were 
a couple of points. One thing is, the Japs 
apparently have a captured F4U. They've 
painted it black, so watch out for it. Get it 
if you can. Another thing — yesterday only 
close cover went down with the bombers. 
Tomorrow both close cover and low cover 
will go down — one division of fighters with 
five or six planes. Divide up and don't get 
confused. The SBD's will come in at 7,000 
feet. All you fighters who are going down 
try to scissor at around 400 m.p.h. Medium 
(Continued on page 16) 

Introducing 1st Lt. Phil Levin, ace bom- 
bardier and B-24 navigator, now on fur- 
lough after having dropped his calling cards 
all over the Central Pacific Jap-infested hot 
beds. Women would say, and most of the 
opposite sex would agree, that Phil is a 
tall, dark and handsome Sir Galahad type, 
sporting a well-trimmed mustache. 

Yes, this ex-Ryanite has seen plenty of 
action and excitement since he left Ryan in 
March, 1 942, to join Uncle Sam's Air Forces. 
Having worked in the Production Control 
Department from April, 1941, to March, 
1942, Phil's interest in aviation began with 
the Ryan PT-22 trainer production. 

It was with this background that Phil 
started his successful Army career at the 
Victorville, California, training base. After 
eight months of intensive studying and train- 
ing the Army way, he received his commis- 
sion as a bombardier on November 21,1 942. 

Phil's saga began with the AAF based on 
the American-held Ellice Islands, and he 
found out that the toughest features of the 
Central Pacific flying were the weather, the 
water, long distances between targets, and 

the Japs. "You've heard people soy 

the Japs ore yellow, but don't you believe it," 
said Phil, as it was on their first mission 
that a single Jap Zero had the nerve to at- 
tack twenty B-24's. Of course, this Jap 
pilot had more nerve and guts than sense, 
which soon proved much to his sorrow as he 
joined his ancestors of the Sinking Sun. 

Another interesting episode came one 
night when the Pistol Packin' Mamma was 
intercepted en route to Truk. Suddenly out 
of nowhere came three Jap night fighters 
on their tail. Immediately, if not sooner, 
the B-24 dived from 20,000 to a few feet 
above the water in an effort to lose its 
opposition. But the Japs stayed closer than 
a brother and came right behind, making 
passes for one long hour and fifteen minutes. 
The B-24 looked for a cloud cover, but none 
was handy. Phil kept putting on his steel 
helmet and taking it off as these passes were 
being made by the Japs. Then the waist 
gunner yelled back, "What the hell are you 
yelling for, you've got a gun — use it." The 
gunner took the hint and another Jap hit 
the briny deep. After the third Jap was out 
of the way. Pistol Packin' Mamma continued 
toward its objective which was the island of 
Truk. Their specific target was the town of 
Doublin, population of about 20,000. The 
Japs were taken completely by surprise, as 
all lights were on when our boys rode the 

(Continued on page 13) 

by Earl Vaushan 

Our own Phil Levin has 
had first-hand experience 
with the Japs and he 
knows what we're up 

•4 — 

TiJe cOKt ^et t^^xa. taa ^a<mf 

'' nor could I forget Mr. Claude Ryan, 

who has just printed my picture in his plant 
paper with the challenge to his co-workers to 
give my Navy colleagues immediate delivery 
of an even better type airplane for which he 
has a contract. 

''We want airplanes and we want them 
fast. We can't get them too soon. We can't 
get too many. You cannot get action by talk, 
and we need action out there.'' 

Vice Admiral Marc A. Mitscher 

Commander, Task Force 58 

An excerpt from a speech made by Admiral Mitscher before 
the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, November 24, 1944 

Ti^c c^t act to<^ m^M4ff 

•5 — 


The "forgotten woman" in war 
industry is a woman who can find a 
paper or a blueprint when no one 
else has seen it for five years; who 
can spot a screwball, nincompoop or 
a time-waster at a glance and fend 
him off without offending him; who 
can take shorthand at divebomber 
speed, type like a machine gun and 
plow through a stack of papers like 
a tank through a haystack; who can 
cope with any emergency from a 
visiting admiral to a missing coot 

In short, a secretary. 

The secretaries to the executives 
and department heads in o plant 
like Ryan don't get much glory. War 
workers in the factory ore occasion- 
ally publicized and applauded; man- 
agement men have some prestige 
in addition to headaches. But the 
girl whose war weapons are a type- 
writer and a shorthand pod is 
usually nothing more to outsiders 
than on anonymous voice over the 
telephone or a nameless face in the 
outer office. To her boss, however, 
she is as indispensable as the land- 
ing geor on an airplane. He'd really 
be up in the air without her. 

Take Mrs. Gladys Robertson, for 
example. As secretary to Claude 
Ryan, she is responsible for keeping 
tabs on his hurried comings and 
goings all over the plant so that 
when one of the frequent long-dis- 
tance calls for him comes in, or an 
important visitor turns up unex- 
pectedly, she con locate him at once. 
She is responsible for shepherding 
him here and there to meetings and 
conferences in spite of whatever un- 
foreseen interruptions crop up. She 
is responsible for making sure that 
all visitors who come to his office 
go away satisfied, whether or not 
they were able to see him. And she 
is responsible for remembering all 
the dozens of details of his doily 
work so that he won't have to keep 
them on his mind; sorting his huge 
stacks of mail at top speed and mak- 

Visiting admirals are all part of the day's 
work for Gladys Robertson, Claude Ryan's 

The door to Eddie Molloy's office is always 
open and Secretary Pat Quint is always 

Ethel Rutter is a whiz at statistics. She has 
to be as secretary to Comptroller Jim 

6 — 



ing sure that he acts on the impor- 
tant letters first; locating any rec- 
ords he wants instantly even though 
they may have been filed ten or fif- 
teen years previously. 

"Sometimes my hardest job is to 
keep Mr. Ryan on his schedule," 
says Mrs. Robertson. Like all secre- 
taries, she regards her boss as a 
railroad train which must be moved 
hither and thither in accordance 
with a minute by minute schedule. 
"Every now and then he'll fly out 
the door on some rush errand and I 
never know whether he'll be back 
in time to keep his next appoint- 
ment. Or he'll get waist-deep in 
some important matter and will have 
to spend an hour on it that should 
have been spent at some engage- 
ment. Mr. Ryan almost always keeps 
every appointment promptly, but 
(Continued on page 21 ) 

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Dorothy Maple, secretary to Factory Man- 
ager G. E. Barton, works best when the 
pressure is on. 

Roy Cunningham's days ore crammed with 
action, but Helen Bliss keeps his schedule 

The Tooling office is a beehive and Betty 
Phillips is queen bee as Ace Edmiston's 

He knew he had to get 
into aviation to be happy^ 
but he was almost side- 




At the first glance, you know that Adolph Bolger is 
a man of action — once he's made up his mind. It didn't 
take him long to come to the conclusion that the air- 
craft industry was his meat. "Way back when I was 
a kid, I used to pester everyone I knew asking them 
to tell me anything and everything they knew about 
aviation. I read all the books on how to 
build an airplane as a hobby. After glean- 
ing smatterings of information from many 
sources, I knew that aviation was the field 
for me as I recognized its possibilities 
were great both along military as well as 
commercial lines. I don't believe anything 
could have kept me out of it. It had become 
a burning, nagging desire." 

Adolph was ahead of times in his think- 
ing of aviation. For back in his childhood 
days, aviation wasn't the field that it is 
today. Hjs pioneering spirit was no doubt 
inherited from his pioneering parents who 
emigrated from Russia to the United States. 
"Dad felt that the United States was the 
land of opportunity where he and mother 
could begin a new life for themselves and 
their children. The first thing he did upon 
arrival was to buy a farm. This was a nat- 
ural step because he knew farming from 
A to Z, having been raised on a farm in 

Adolph was born on his father's farm 
in Bunker Hill, Kansas, and it was his home 
until he was seven. Then, because of an 
unusually destructive drought, his father 
decided to move to Mankato, Minnesota, 
where he purchased a wheat farm. "Minne- 
sota was a wonderful place to experience 
childhood days. I still miss Minnesota 
winters. I can remember so vividly those cold, crisp 
winter days when my six brothers and 1 would go skating 
and skiing. 

"The winter evenings, after all the chores were done, 
hold especially fond memories for me. We children 
would gather 'round the huge stone fireplace, soaking 

(Continued on page 24) 

^8 — 


Flashes From Fuselage 

by Bettie Murren 

What the royal and ancient Society of 
St. Andrews did for golf, what the Marquis 
of Queensberry did for box fighting, what 
various other organizations and individuals 
have done for all the other sports, someone 
should do for Christmas shopping. 

Christmas shopping is this country's major 
sport. Baseball has the reputation of being 
the national pastime but more people play 
Christmas shopping in the space of a few 
weeks than ploy or watch baseball over a 
ten year span. Yet Christmas shopping has 
no rules, no national head to whom shoppers 
can turn for final decisions. 

As poorly qualified as I am, I have tried 
to draw up a set of rules for the sport in 
the hope that some order may be established 
between now and December 25th. Here are 
my rules: 

1 . Wives and husbands must not shop 
together. Reno, Las Vegas and other untying 
centers owe much to husbands and wives 
who have tried to shop together. The glove 
counter alone has caused more breakups 
than wife beating, alcoholic spirits and nag- 
ging combined. 

2. No contestant must attempt to do his 
shopping at an hour when he believes there 
will be a lull in trade and he will find the 
store less crowded. This is what causes tre- 
mendous crowds in stores. Everybody tries 
to do this, with the result that thousands of 
shoppers reach the store at the same time, 
causing a modern day Oklahoma land rush. 

3. There is no "women and children first" 
rule in Christmas shopping. That rule is all 
right in times of minor peril, such as boot 
sinkings or four-alarm fires, but it has no 
place in department stores. When this rule 
is followed the men never get any closer 
than a rifle shot to the counter, there ap- 
parently being an inexhaustible supply of 
women and children who keep charging to 
the front. Gallantry has no place where 
there are presents to be bought. The men 
must throw their weight around carefully, 
of course, but they must not stand meekly 
in the rear ond be kicked all over the place. 

4. When three or more people dive for the 
lost item on the counter, the person who 
falls with it to the floor has possession. Use 
of the hands and feet are allowed while 
fighting for possession of the article, but 
there must be no piling on or unnecessary 
roughness once the lucky man or woman 
falls to the floor with the prize. 

5. Persons losing their shopping lists shall 
be penalized half the distance to the counter. 
They shall not be allowed to occupy the 
attention of a soles clerk while they root 
through their pocketbooks or purses while 
telling everybody within hearing distance 
that it couldn't be lost, that only a second 
ago they had it right here in their hands. 

6. Persons accompanied by small chil- 
dren, who refuse to stand on their own feet 
and stomp around until they find a stranger's 
feet to stand on, must contribute 10 cents 

toward the purchase of War Bonds on enter- 
ing the store. As nearly everyone who does 
Christmas shopping is accompanied by such 
small children. Uncle Sam will profit by 
millions of dollars worth of bonds, 

7. Anyone caught cheating at the wrap- 
ping counter, that is sneaking up in line, 
will be returned to the foot of the line. He 
will also be further penalized by having his 
bundles wrapped with old string which will 
break when he gets on a crowded bus. 

8. Persons carrying so many bundles that 
their vision is shut off will have no right of 
way. They must provide for at least one 
peephole so that they won't go charging 
through the aisles like a rogue elephant on 
the loose. 

If the rules are acceptable and the Christ- 
mas shoppers of America want to have and 
support a notional head, such as Judge 
Londis is in baseball, I con find a man, who 
for the nominal sum of $75,000 a year, 
will take the job. His name is Coats and he 
con go to work at the drop of the hat. He'll 
even drop his own hot. 


Encouraged by collect wires from all parts 
of the country praising my courage in vision- 
ing a postwar world in which nuisances 
mankind has put up with for centuries would 
be abolished, I have given more thought to 
the subject. 

In a previous column, I enumerated some 
of the annoyances that should be done away 
with. I mode it plain that I didn't core to 
have a soy as to whether or not Greenland 
should be given to Czechoslovakia, Latvia 
turned into a Victory Garden, the Isle of 
Jersey given bock to the cows, or the speed 
limit on the Burma Road limited to 35 miles 
an hour for trucks and 55 miles per hour 
for passenger cars. 

1 came right out for getting rid of such 
things as dining by candlelight, small ash 
trays and people who button-hole you and 
say, "Betcha don't know who I am." Since 
then, I've thought of some nuisances that 
could be done away with. 

Wouldn't it be better too, if any man 
who hod been married more than a yeor 
was forbidden to introduce his wife by say- 
ing, "I want you to meet the bride"? In 
my time I've met some of the oldest brides 
you can imagine. 

I think the world could get along nicely, 
too, without those insurance advertisements 
which tell a man that even if he doesn't 
start saving until he is 45, he can still take 
mamma on a 'round-the-world cruise if he 
is just thrifty enough to start putting away 
couple of bucks a week with the Titmouse 
Mutual. You've seen those ads, an elderly 
couple leaning against the roil of a luxury 
liner obviously about to start on a luxury 
cruise, all thanks to Titmouse Mutual. I 
have traveled on enough boats to wonder 
continually how they manage it. My guess 
is that they go steerage with a box lunch. 

— 10 — 

Yvonne Louise Johnson to the O. G. JOHN- 
SON household on Nov. 6, 1944. Baby is 
doing nicely and Glen is recovering. Fuse- 
lage presented the little lady with a new 
carriage so she can go shopping with Mom- 
ma. The Flying Reporter sent their photog- 
rapher to take o picture of the event. 

We hod two of our leadmen awarded the 
Silver Award for War Production Suggestions 
by Lieut. Ira C. Kepford. We were mighty 
proud of both BOB WALLIN and DON 
LILLEY. While on the subject of these awards 
we have quite a number of people in our 
department who hove been awarded bronze 
awards and have suggestions under consider- 
ation now. We are proud of them for two 
reasons: first, it shows why we have_made 
the most wonderful leap in production in 
the history of the world (do any of you re- 
member "decadent Democrocy" ) ; second, 
cutting man-hours means cutting the length 
of the war. 

We certainly miss four of our girls: PEE 
WIN. They are at the park now on a tem- 
porary loan to Wing. 

We have three servicemen working port 
time: one on first shift and two on second. 
We ore glad to have S. SMITH, D. CRUPPI 
and MIKE DANIELOVICH with us. Also, we 
welcome bock FAY NELL RHOADES. She 
left us last June and returned to her home 
in Texas. 

With everyone thinking or at least dream- 
ing of postwar things to come, I find it 
quite interesting to note the difference in 
the things we hove planned. Here we are 
all doing the same thing, the some plant 
with the some ultimate purpose. Here are 
a few and as I learn more of our people 
I'll pass them on to you, that is. If you're 
interested. T. J. JOHNSON has purchased 
a ranch in Northern California. He will 
have fruit, lumber and a few cattle perhaps. 
Being inside so much has put his mind on 
the wide open spaces. GLEN JOHNSON has 
his plons set on a ranch, too, but I think 
he leans toward pure-bred horses. MOOSE 
has his plans for returning to college and 
will follow a coaching career. G. LOVELADY 
wonts a business of his own, considering both 
a grocery business and a filling station. 
WALLY PEDIGO has a farm bock in Mis- 
souri. LOIS CALLAWAY has mentioned she 
would like to go bock to Florida but that 
may depend on whether or not her husband 
goes back in the Border Service after his 
discharge from the Navy. I think most of 
we women are just marking time 'til we 
con step out and let the men take back 
over the production line, and for peacetime 

ED GUERRERO from our department sang 
and played during the lunch hours last Fri- 
day and we all enjoyed his rendition of 
Spanish music. 

JOHN GIBSON who has been in Fuselage 
for over a year left us last week to go into 
the Navy. We hated to lose him but he has 
tried so hard to get in that we're glad for 


He was a missing person — missing from Ryan. And he was 
certainly WANTED. But we got what we WANTED when he re- 
cently joined our forces. 

However, there are many more missing men like Guy Estes 
who should be working at Ryan. We need additional workers — 
right now — to help us meet our tremendously-expanded produc- 
tion quota for Uncle Sam. 

Yes, the Ryan company is today confronted with the biggest 
employment problem in its history, and is appealing to you for help. 

Perhaps some of your friends or relatives back in the East or 
Middle West are either trained TOOL MAKERS, JIG BUILDERS, 
talents are especially needed. Perhaps they would like to come to 
California to help us build our new 
Navy warplane. 

If you know of any persons 
who can fill this bill, please fill in 
the coupon below with their names 
and addresses as well as your own 
name and department number. 

If you persuade any of your 
friends to come to California, 
homes will be made available to 
them, as well as transportation to 

This is a problem that YOU 
can help us solve. Any assistance 
you can offer will be doing us, and 
the boys over there, a B I G FAVOR. 

To: Mr. Frank Saye 

Employment Manager 
Downtown Employment Office 

1 believe the following people would 

going to work for Ryan: 


be interested in 

CITY .. 

Last , 



... STATE 

NAME -...__ _ 





... STATE.. 


CITY .... 

Last , 



... STATE 

work in 



call Frank Saye, 

For any additional information, just 
Employment Manager, at M-6191. 


^cimd(f.—0% Tout W 

This is a picture of an eviction. Remember? 

We don't think there'll be any more pictures like it. But there might be. 

Yes, there might be — if American families pass up this greatest oppor- 
tunity in history to protect their future. 

We're all working now — and making good money — because there's a 
ready customer for our services . . . WAR. He drives a cruel bargain, that 
customer. In return for high wages he takes our brothers, and husbands, and 
sons. Sometimes for keeps. 

Families all over America are asking now if WAR is the only customer 
big enough to make jobs enough. The answer is no! 

To have enough jobs after the war simply means that there must be a 
peacetime "customer" equally big, with equally as much cash to spend. 

The only customer big enough is the American Public — you and your 

If we Americans save our money now, we'll have money to spend after 
the war. We'll be able to buy some of the things we've had to do without 
during wartime. 

And as long as people buy, people work. As long as people work, they buy. 
If you and enough of your neighbors have that cold cash after the war, 
there'll be no more pictures of evictions or breadlines. No more handouts 
or "made work." 

The Sixth War Loan Drive is now on. War Bonds today are job bonds 
tomorrow. Build a big nest-egg for your future — buy lots of Bonds! 

— 12 — 

Commander Thomas Blackburn, U. S. N., (center) commander of the Navy's famous 
Skull-and-Crossbones squadron recently returned from the South Pacific, is seen talking 
with Ben T. Salmon, Chief Engineer, (left) and Test Pilot Dean Lake during a recent 
visit to the Ryan plant. 



(Continued from page 4) 

Japanese radio beam to the island. All bombs 
were dropped before the lights were turned 
out and shore batteries began firing flak in 
all directions. The town's military installa- 
tions and ammunition dumps were blown to 
bits. It was after this raid that Phil's crew 
decided it was about 10,000 miles to each 
target and 20,000 miles back to the home 

The Japs are full of tricks. On the next 
bombing raid over the same town, the Jops 
left their radio beam on, but focused it on a 
ship several miles away from the shore. This 
was done to use up the Americans' gas and 
to have them drop their bombs on an empty 
ship instead of military objectives. However, 
the B-24 gang again outsmarted the Japs 
as they discovered the trick in time to save 
their gas and bombs for better use on Truk. 

The most nerve-racking experience of 
Phil's career came during one of the Pistol 
Packin' Mamma's usual night missions. After 
the eggs had been dropped on a Jap-held 
island and several Jap fighters had been put 
out of the way, one of the motors conked 
out. This wasn't so bad as three were still 
going strong and the B-24 hod often come 
home with one gone. Then it happened — 
number two gave up the ghost. Altitude was 
12,000 feet, but the B-24 began to drop 
fast as the heavy load bogged it down. All 
hands turned to and began throwing out 

surplus gas, ammunition, flak suits and one 
case of K-rations, which none were sorry to 
see leave. It was like the Boston Tea Party, 
according to Phil, as everything in sight that 
wasn't tied or fastened down was dumped 
overboard. The plane began to level off 
and the crew felt somewhat relieved, but for 
a few minutes only. 

Phil's troubles as navigator grew worse, 
as the plane could not keep a constant course 
with two motors and was flying just above 
stalling speed with half flaps. "There we 
were about SOO miles from land," Phil re- 
calls. "Radio out of order, two motors hay- 
wire, and the possibility of a gas shortage 
without a coupon or a gas station in sight. 
It looked like the cords were stacked against 
us. I can kid about it now, but brother, our 
gong was plenty scared and we weren't 
afraid to admit it. Well, to make a long 
story short, with the help of my sixth sense 
and a little praying by crew members, some- 
how a miracle happened as land came in 
sight and it hoppened to be the island we 
wanted. The crew members sang and danced 
and thanked God that Pistol Packin' Momma 
hod brought us through." 

Phil received the DFC for this outstanding 
feat of navigation. 

Next come the invasion of the Kwajalien 
Islands, and Phil's crew was called upon to 
join other B-24's to cover the invasion 
Nothing unusual happened during this mis- 
sion, according to Phil, and shortly afterward 
their squadron was ordered to Hawaii for o 
much needed rest. It was there that three 
enlisted men looked up Phil and his gong to 
shake their hands as they were in the ground 
invasion of the Kwajalien Islands. Accord- 

— 13 — 

ing to these enlisted men, the most beautiful 
sight of their lives come when Pistol Packin' 
Momma and the other B-24's joined the 

When Phil was asked by this reporter 
what experience stood out most in his mem- 
ory during his adventures in the Pacific, 
after a little thought he recounted this inci- 
dent. "It was at Wotji Island, a large Jap 
base, that one B-24 of our squadron was shot 
down. As the crew were taking to their life 
rafts, three Jap Zeros swooped down to strafe 
the ship, and the total crew gave their lives. 
These Japs hove little sportsmanship and do 
their best work when they con keep up their 
Pearl Harbor tradition. 

"Another unforgettable occurrence hap- 
pened 3,000 feet over a Jap-held island 
when the Pistol Packin' Momma was on a 
lone mission. Flak and small shot were ter- 
rific OS the B-24 approached its target and 
the bomb-boy doors were opened ready for 
the big moment. But for some reason the 
bombs were stuck and the crew muffed their 
chance. It really was sickening to turn 
around and go back over the some target 
again, as any bombing crew would rather do 
anything than make a double run on the 
same target. Our next run did the trick but 
the plane hod 35 bullet holes as its reward 
for a muffed deal. On the return trip home 
a Jap freighter was spotted on the horizon 
and the crew voted to take on on extra un- 
authorized mission that night. One less Jap 
freighter carrying supplies to troops was 
afloat when we went home." 

Small Parts 

by Kitty and Doris 

Our columnist for this department seems 
to come and go. First we lost MARIANE 
(Diane transferred to TooTng Design re- 
cently) so we (Bob Harris' latest department 
clerk and old-standby-pinhole peeking Mom- 
ma) ore endeavoring to put out a column. 

Here is what we wont from you — not any 
"old rags" most of us wear ours to work in 
rainy weather, not any "old bottles" they're 
war salvage, and not any "old shoes" what 
with shoe rationing a la headache. What 
we do wont is your NEWS! Won't you shore 

MRS. DORA HAMILTON, sondbloster, has 
two new blessings, on October born grand- 
daughter and a November grandson. Isn't 
she to be congratuloted? 

happy person these days, for her son is to 
be home on on army furlough at a very 
early dote. 

Remember OLIVE KNAFF? She left us 
this summer for the old Montana haunts, 
but has re-hired and will be back with us 
next month. Olive's friends, and she has 
them by the score, will be more than happy 
to have her back again. 

We are oil missing HOMER BROWN who 
has transferred to the Machine Shop Dept. 6. 
Doesn't seem quite the some without 
"Brownie's" loping walk and his universal 

"ADDIE" PORTER is on a leave — home- 
sick, we hear. 



(Continued from page 1 ) 

allies," Breder says. "When we ask them 
to get a man on the long-distance phone, 
they keep after that man like a Northwest 
Mounted. They just won't take no for an 
answer; they stay on the coll until they 
locate the man in a hotel lobby or on the 
flight line or wherever he may be. We 
wouldn't complete half as many important 
calls OS we do, if our telephone girls were 
just average operators. They're tops." 

The list of customers for Ryan manifolds 
sounds like on honor roll of the greatest 
names in aircraft. The list of cities to which 
Ryan manifolds are being shipped sounds 
like a Cook's Tour. For example, Joe Small 
of the Ryan sales staff handles these clients: 
Bell at Marietta, Georgia; Martin at Omaha; 
Fisher Body at Detroit, Cleveland and Lan- 
sing, Michigan; Boeing at Wichita, Seattle 
and Renton, Michigan. Joe Richert handles 
Douglas orders from Santa Monica, Long 
Beach, El Segundo, Oklahoma City and Chi- 
cago. Horace Sweet's list includes Grumman 
at Bethpoge, Long Island; Republic at Form- 
ingdale and Evansville, Indiana; Curtiss- 
Wright at Columbus; Consolidated-Vultee at 
Allentown, Pennsylvania; Goodyear at 
Akron; and a list of other miscellaneous 
accounts. All these factories are going hell- 
for-leather on rush contracts for the Army 
and Navy. They need Ryan manifolds for 
their planes, they need lots of them, and 
they need them fast. No wonder the office 
force in the Sales department sometimes 
looks a bit wilted after a heavy day. 

Frank Harmon, who is Sam Breder's right 
hand man and coordinator of the work of 
the whole staff, is the man who has to bear 
the brunt of the hottest negotiations. When 
the department lands a walloping order for 
Ryan manifolds to be delivered day before 
yesterday, and the hard-pressed Ryan fac- 
tory screams that it can't fill the order until 
months from now, it's up to Harmon to be 
the go-between and work out a compromise 
between what the customer wonts to buy 
and what the factory con deliver. 

"I don't blame the factory supervisors 
for tearing their hair when they see some 
of the huge quantities and hurry-up dates 
on our orders," Harmon says. "It's amazing 
what our factory can turn out when the 
heat is really on. In the last two years, with 
virtually no increase in manpower, they've 
multiplied fivefold the number of manifolds 
they built. We know of no production line 
in any factory anywhere in the country that 
has ever been stopped because of lack of 
Ryan manifolds." 

The one thought always uppermost in the 
minds of Breder and Harmon is how to build 
up tomorrow's postwar manufacturing busi- 
ness for Ryan without interfering with to- 
day's vital war work. Each man keeps on his 
desk a big schedule showing Ryan's major 
orders and their approximate expiration date. 
They ore now planning ahead to 1945 and 
1946, booking orders to begin delivery on 
those distant dotes. They have landed big 
contracts for such cargo ships as the C-54 

and the C-47 because those planes ore 
likely to continue in production after the 
war; they grabbed off the manifold business 
for the B-29's because that plane is likely 
to continue in production until the very end 
of the Pacific war and perhaps afterword. 
At the some time, they're conscious of the 
patriotic necessity to provide Ryan manifolds 
for any type of combat plane for which the 
Army or Navy needs them. So an urgent war 
order, whether it has any postwar possi- 
bilities or not, will still get priority at Ryan. 

The volume of correspondence which 
pours across the desks of this department is 
amazing. Most of it deals with tiny details, 
and every detail must be right. Engineering 
changes, requests for quotations, appeals for 
speed-up on delivery dotes, tooling charges, 
discrepancies in shipments, and a thousand 
other details crowd the desks of Sales staff. 
By keeping close watch on oil these min- 
utiae, the staff has been able to save many 
thousands of dollars for the company. For 
example, on a recent Douglas contract, 
there were more than 100 separate engi- 
neering changes sent through by Douglas 
on the design of the manifold that they 
wonted Ryan to build. Each of these changes 
caused a slight change in the cost of build- 
ing every manifold — eight cents here, fif- 
teen cents there. Such a small amount might 
easily have been overlooked by a slipshod 
department. On the other hand, if Ryan 
hod wished to adopt Shylock tactics, it 
could have held up production each time 
Douglas sent through on engineering change, 
and waited until Douglas okeyed the change 
in price before proceeding. Instead the Soles 
department simply made a note of each 
slight change in cost as it occurred, and 
figured out the total change after the order 
had been delivered. It added up to a $65,- 
000 increase on the bill. And Douglas pays, 
grateful that Ryan didn't stop to haggle over 
costs when it might have held up pro- 

There are plenty of headaches and heart- 
aches involved in carrying on such a huge 
volume of soles negotiations at top speed. 
Frank Harmon is a post master at coordinat- 
ing all the minute details connected with 
soles negotiations and hurry up out-of-town 
meetings. Long time experience and a cool 
head keeps him from becoming flustered 
when it comes to coordinating such things 
as phone colls, priorities, travel expense, 
plane reservations, train reservations, soles 
reports, blueprints and production status in 
such a manner that when it's all done, it's 
in apple pie order. 

There was a typical cose recently when 
Frank Harmon got a long-distance coll noti- 
fying him there would be a meeting two days 
later to discuss production on a certain 
model. Since Ryan holds many contracts for 
this particular manifold, but is constantly 
seeing competitors try to take over these 
controcts, Harmon knew that Ryan should 
hove a sales representative at the meeting, 
just as its competitors would have. So he 
went to work on the long-distance telephone, 
to verify the time and place of the meeting 
and get plane priority so that someone from 
Ryan could reach there in time. After much 
telephone conversation hod ensued, Harmon 
got confirmation that the meeting would be 
held in a city for distant from Son Diego 
the next day. 

That news didn't give Harmon much time 
to moke arrangements for our represento- 

— 14 — 

five, but he set to work with a vengeance! 
He got the Army to issue a plane priority 
in the nick of time, then located Kent 
Wheeler, one of the Engineering depart- 
ment's traveling representatives, and started 
him on the rush trip. Wheeler didn't 
hove enough money in his pocket for the 
expenses of such a trip, and there wasn't 
enough cash in the office at that moment. 
So Wheeler had to drive downtown in his 
own car, cash his own check, then hop into 
company automobile with someone from 
another department who was just starting to 
Los Angeles. Wheeler got to Los Angeles 
barely in time to catch the connecting plane. 
However, he arrived at the meeting with a 
few minutes to spore and Ryan team work 
won again. 

In spite of a steady diet of such diffi- 
culties. Soles is constantly lining up new and 
bigger orders to keep our manifold division 
working day ond night. One recent contract 
began as on order for 260 manifolds per 
month of a certain type. The Sales staff 
later got it up to 280, then to 300; now the 
controct colls for 575 collectors plus 1200 
component ports — the equivalent of about 
another 750 collectors. In sixty days Sales 
hod multiplied an order to five times its 
original size. With this kind of work, it's 
no wonder that the total Ryan backlog of 
manifold contracts has also increased five- 

Port of Ryan's work is done from its New 
York office, where three hard-driving soles 
engineers, Fred Bohling, Orrin Ross and 
Lawrence Amonn roam the east ond midwest 
in search of more business for the company. 
Sometimes when they get a likely lead, Sam 
Breder flies out to join them in clinching 
the deal. These men hove seen the inside of 
all of the leading factories in the country 
— and hove had some weird experiences. 
Breder relates one visit to the factory of a 
famous monfocturer — not on aircraft builder 
— where he was standing in the reception 
room when suddenly on office boy hurried 
through, announcing the impending arrival 
of the heod of the company, much as a 
medieval herald or pageboy might have 
done: "Here comes Mr. Blank, everybody! 
Here comes Mr. Blank!" Breder claims he 
knelt to await the arrival of the company's 

Ross tells about another visit to a famous 
manufacturer who likewise was not in the 
aircraft business, although he wanted to be. 
This manufacturer was full of plans to build 
a fantastically large airplane — four or five 
times as big as any ever produced by the old 
line companies. The company's project en-, 
gineer received Ross to talk about the pos- 
sibility of using Ryan manifolds on the plane. 
Ross began showing him pictures of Ryan 
manifolds on other planes, and the engineer 
nodded wisely as he glanced at each picture. 
Finally, however, the engineer stopped Ross. 
"I can understand how these manifolds 
work," he said, pointing to the cowling on 
the plane, "but what ore these big stacks 
for? Do you pour water out of those?" Ross 
just smiled, closed up his book of pictures 
and said, "Goodbye. I enjoyed meeting you." 

It's all in a day's work to the men who ore 
out beating the bushes for more business for 
Ryan. Because these quiet, little-known men 
ore always on the job, sending telegrams, 
moking phone colls, catching planes or rid- 
ing in crowded railroad cars, Ryan's future 
looks bright. There's always likely to be 
plenty of business for Ryan workers while its 
tireless soles staff is on the job. 

They Received Five-Year Pins 

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Charles Preftyman, of Inspection, being presented his five-year service pin by T. Claude 
Ryon. Onlookers who also received their five-year pins are: (Front row, left to right) 
C. E. Coppock, Manifold Pre Jig; F. V. Jennings, Tooling; H. C. Ruhnow, Manifold 
Pre Jig, and D. K. Miles, Machine Shop. (Back row) George Dew, Inspection; R. T. 
Benesch, Engineering; H. Q. Weber, Manifold Development; M. W. Young and C. B. 
Stevenin of Manifold Small Parts. 

"This month's list of five-yeor veterans is one of the biggest yet," Claude Ryan soys 
as he looks over the list of forty-two veterans. Left to right: (Front row) C. F. Meyer, 
Manifold Small Parts; J. Soiia, Monifold Small Parts; F. J. Rossoll, Contract Adminis- 
tration; T. Claude Ryan; E. F. Roehmholdt, Sub Assembly; M. E. Payne, Engineering, 
and Floyd Bennett, Manifold Small Parts. Bock row: F. J. Ferguson, industrial Rela- 
tions; J. B. Williams, Airplane Material Control; R. J. Hoormann, Foundry, and P. A. 
Wilkewich, Manifold Parts. 

— 15 — 

Cafeteria News 

by Potsun Panz 

As we have said before, little by little our 
Ryan Employees Cafeteria is getting better 
end better. We refer particularly to the nice 
appearance of the seating area, that has 
been painted a soft restful green, and dotted 
with liiright flower pots filled with ivy. Also, 
the serving stands in the open area, refrig- 
erated drinking fountains and many more 
really nice improvements. It is easy to see 
why our Cafeteria is rated tops among the 
Western industrial feeding establishments. 

We dust off the welcome mat for WILMA 
CRISP and MARIE COSTNER. We are very 
glad to hove you new employees in our 
Ryanite family, 

have been assigned to the Balboa Pork Cafe- 
teria and after the pioneering stage is over, 
they will have a very nice place to work. 

OMA STOUGH is back from a two-months 
leave of absence which was spent in 

We ore glad to see that LILLIE MAY 
BARR is back and recovered from her recent 
long illness. We have certainly missed you, 
Lillie, and don't do it again. 

BESSIE HAMILTON has transferred to the 
3rd shift. 

KAY BALDWIN'S husband ADEN, SF 1 /c, 
has left for overseas service. It's rather 
unusual to see Kay with a long face, but we 
can sympathize with her. 

Second shift newcomers include LAURA 
BUSTER and LOIS HALL. Welcome gals, we 
hope you will like us. 

Well, genial JEAN BOVET has gone and 
done it. He has acquired a new assistant in 
the person of MISS MARION JAESCHKE, 
who OS commissary department clerk, now 
takes some of the worries off Jean. Marion 
was formerly secretary to the personnel man- 
ager of the Ryan School of Aeronautics in 
Tucson. A swell gal, hard worker and a very 
welcome addition to our commissary family. 

A new employees Cafeteria committee for 
the Balboa Pork operation has been installed 
and is swinging into the spirit of things with 
a bang. Members include the following: 

First Shift 

Amolie Tote Department Clerk 

Jean Stephenson Machine Shop Class 

Margaret Carter ....Plaster Pattern Class 
Ella Orr Manifold Class 

Second Shift 

Stella Dyche Sheet Metal Class 

Patricia Hones First Aid 

Harriet Lowson Upgrading Class 

Mrs. Esther Long Industrial Relations 

Harry E. Siegmund Public Relations 

Mrs. Lyia G. Maxwell. .Office — Balboa Park 
P. B. Ashworth, Bd. of Edu. Supvr., Ford BIdg. 
Jean Bovet Commissary 



(Continued from page 3) 

and high cover start a gradual let down until 
you get to the rallying point. 

"All right, anybody got anything to say 
about yesterday?" 

A Marine stands up and says, rather shyly: 
"I'd like to thank two F6F boys who got a 
Jap off my tail. I don't know who they 

Another Marine peevishly: "I suggest that 
we don't hove the same frequency on this 
strike that Green island has. There's too 
damned much chatter on the air. I don't see 
why we have to have Green Island and 
Dumbos and all the rest." 

ACI officer: "Major Volconsek of opera- 
tions said he was going to find out about 
that, so I imagine it will be taken core of. 
Anybody else?" 

A Navy pilot: "Yeah, yesterday when the 
TBF's went down I saw a lot of white smoky 
puffs on the water. What were those?" 

ACI officer: "I don't know. We thought 
at first they were the new rockets the TBF's 
carried but we believe now the Japs were 
trying some sort of diversionary trick. We'll 
hove more information for you later. Nothing 
else? Okay, let's go get 'em." 

Returning from a mission, pilots ore 
usually in a high state of excitement. Air 
Combat Information officers must then em- 
ploy great tact to get a clear report on what 
took place. Sometimes the pilots themselves 
are not aware that they are keyed up and 
ore surprised when they have difficulty at 
something like lighting a cigarette. As they 
crowd into the ready room they are all talk- 
ing at once and making gestures to illustrate 
the maneuvers they are describing. On these 
occasions their language is too rich in 
imagery to be reproduced in full. However, 
a somewhat expurgated version of the pro- 
ceedings after o recent visit to Robual might 
be of interest: 

One Marine (climbing out of his para- 
chute) : "God damn it, boy, you're lucky to 
be getting back here. Last time I saw you 
there were two Tony's on your toil and there 
wasn't a damn thing I could do about it." 

"You're telling me. That monkey had me 
bore-sighted. 1 got a 20-mm. in my toil and 
it blew it all to hell. I came wobbling in here 
like a sick duck. I don't know how I got 

"Congratulations, Don. Hear you got 


"Yeah, I got two. Turner got one and 
Wally got one. I was lucky as hell. One of 
the Japs I was chasing just turned right up 
in front of me. I let him have one short 
burst and he blew up right in front of my 
eyes. I could see him still burning on the 
water 10 minutes later. The other hoot owl 
was on my tail and I dived away from him 
and when I come back up he was doing a 
slow roll and I got in a full deflection shot — 
long burst — and raked him clear down. He 
started smoking and I chased him down to 
about 50 feet and saw him crash into some 

Shot-up man: "That guy on my tail had 
me bore-sighted. First thing I knew I heard 
a hell of a crash and I thought 1 was in the 
drink but she kept right on flying." 

ACI officer: "Sapp, those two of yours — 
were they Tonys or what?" 

Sapp: "One was a Tony and the other, I 
think it was a Tojo. Must hove been. I got 
in a long burst and he didn't blow up. Just 
smoked. It looked a little like a Zeke but 
I think it was faster than a Zeke. Moke it a 

ACI officer: "What about hits, boys?" 

Marine: "I saw a lot of near misses on 
those barges up near shore." 

Another: "I sow one hell of a hit right 
in the middle of a freighter. I was trying to 
shake that Zeke off my tail and I dived and 
just as I pulled up I saw that hit. It was 
a hell of o hit, squarest I ever saw." 

Another: "What were those flashes I sow 
right in town over Raboul? I sow a lot of 
big flashes. I never saw anything like it be- 

ACI: "I don't know, rockets maybe." 
Another pilot: "Boy, I thought I'd got me 
a Betty on the way back. I come out of a 
cloud and I sow this guy flying low. I took 
out after it and when I got up close enough 
to see I sow it wasn't a Betty at all. It was 
a Ventura." 

The Navy's Skull-and-Crossbones is on 
especially successful fighter squadron. It 
was organized January 1, 1943, in Norfolk, 
Vo., with Lieut. Comdr. John Blackburn in 
charge. Recently, in the middle of its second 
six-week tour of duty, this squadron had 1 54 
Jap planes to its credit — an undisputed 

From the start, the Skull-and-Crossbones 
operated on a kind of strength-through-joy 
program. The members did their training 
work thoroughly, but it was their skipper's 
notion that they should also hove a good time 
doing it. According to Blackburn, the squad- 
ron was virtually invited to leave Norfolk 
on account of miscellaneous skylarking. Re- 
moved to Manteo, N. C, it soon enhanced 
its reputation for color and all-around vi- 
tality. The neighboring citizens kept com- 
plaining that the pilots were in the habit of 
buzzing automobiles, pedestrians, baby car- 
riages, outdoor privies, and anything else 

"We also buzzed the other fields around 
there," Blackburn said. "We figured we 
would be considered antisocial if we didn't." 

However, since the Army and other ad- 
jacent services got a little huffy, the Skull- 
and-Crossbones squadron announced that it 
would be on "combat patrol" over its own 
field every day at a certain time. The result 
of this, as one pilot reported, was that "every 
airplane for miles around would come in at 
that time and fight like hell." 

After three months of this vigorous train- 
ing, the Skull-and-Crossbones moved out, by 
popular consent, and took a shakedown 
cruise on their carrier. In October of 1943 
the members went to Pearl Harbor and 
thence to the South Pacific where, flying 
Corsairs, they replaced Fighting 18, a Hellcat 
squadron. On November 1, the Japs sent 
down o heavy strike of bombers with a fight- 
er escort. Eight members of the Skull-and- 

Crossbones were in a position to intercept. 
The odds, it was computed later, were about 
8 to 45. Notwithstanding, the eight Corsair 
pilots turned the oncoming Japs around, shot 
down six planes and lost none. In five weeks 
at Ondonga the squadron chalked up 48 
kills. Lieut. "Butch" Davenport's- flight 
knocked off six Zekes in one fray, including 
Jap officer who come over to find out how 
the six planes were lost. Davenport shot him 

By February 19, after a period of rest in 
New Zealand, the Skull-and-Crossbones had 
knocked down 106 planes. On February 19, 
on active day, the squadron added 1 6 planes 
on one strike against Roboul. Today, nearly 
all the 36 squadron members hove at least 
one Jap accounted for. Blackburn, who holds 
the DFC, has 11. Lieut, (jg) Ira Kepford, 
a former All-Americon fullback at North- 
western, has 16. Lieut, (jg) Eorl May has 
eight; and Lieut. Comdr. Roger Hedrick has 
nine. Thirteen members of the squadron are 
aces, but Blackburn points out that it is 
unfair to grade pilots by the number of 
planes they hove shot down. Some of the 
best pilots in the squadron fly positions in 
formation where they seldom get a chance 
at Japs and consequently do not have im- 
pressive scores. The group includes several 
well-known athletes. Besides Kepford, there 
ore Lieut. Harry March, former notional 
Pentathlon champion; Lieut, (jg) W. C. 
Wharton, a chompion gymnast; and Lieut. 
Tim Gile, who stroked a crew at Yale. 

The Skull-and-Crossbones squadron has a 
superficial air of extreme informality but 
octually it is operoted by a system of sensible 
discipline, which in no way hampers indi- 
vidual expression. As a result, morale is un- 
usually high. This condition is due in great 
port to intelligent direction. 

Blackburn might conceivably be called on 
unregulor regular Navy man; his squadron, 
in fact, is occasionally referred to as "Black- 
burn's irregulars." Although he has strict 
rules for behavior in combat, he has never 
hesitated to try an innovation that strikes 
him as worth while. For a time he decreed 
that any pilot who left a formation without 
authorization would be fired, but he later 
tried out a system of letting a number of 
his high cover wander about on their own. 
This experiment, which resulted in four 
downed Zeros on its first trial, developed 
into the "roving high cover" that has greatly 
increased fighter protection to our Navy 

Because of its skills, the Skull-and-Cross- 
bones squadron gets numerous overtime as- 
signments. The members seem to take par- 
ticular nourishment from adversity. On one 
occasion a pilot, one of the most popular in 
the squodron, was reported lost. It later 
turned out that he had been forced down on 
the water. All his colleagues were much 
worried. They got into their planes and went 
on long extra-official search missions. At 
length somebody spotted a rubber boat near 
one of the Jap-held islands, and the news 
was flashed bock to Dumbo. Several of the 
squadron members accompanied the Cotolino 
on its rescue trip. When the rubber boat 
was finally located, the Catolino sneaked 
down, looking out for Japs, ond taxied up 
alongside. The pilot was seated comfortably 
on his raft eating a piece of chocolate and 
fishing — for sport. He hod quite a catch, 
which he exhibited, and then asked the party 
to stick around for a while as he hod run into 
a considerable school. 

It is this kind of spirit that the Japs hove 
found so difficult to counter. 

16 — 

Ryanites Give To Blood Bank and Charity 

WAVE Ann Short of the Naval Hospital show cast delighted Ryanites as she 
sang popular favorites to the accompaniment of the Hospital's fourteen-piece 

"I'll take five," says J. G. Conrad of Manifold 
Assembly to Kay Mosanz, PhM 3 c USN, as 
sales for the Naval Hospital show moved briskly 

"The long and short of it," said Fred Schubert, 
Red Cross speaker, during the drive in our lunch- 
eon area. Sgt. Frank Gray, Ryan's largest, and 
wee Jerry Kent of Sheet Metal, our smallest male 
donors stand by. 

Industrial Relations Director W. Frank Persons headed the drive for 
Red Cross Blood Donors recently in the luncheon area. Ryan employees 
responded gallantly, flocking to the registration tables as Mr. Persons 
spoke from the platform. 

' ^'x. +*^*-JBS 

"It's a pleasure," say Ryan 
employees as they purchase 
tickets for the Naval Hospital 
show "Leave 'Em in Stitches" 
f.-om pretty WAVES. 

Corpsman Jackie Bright liter- 
ally "wowed" all lunch periods 
with his "Susanna Was a Won- 
derful Girl." Jackie was the 
star of "Leave 'Em in Stitches." 

— 17 — 

A brief history of engineering from earliest 
times to 7 p. m., Nov. 21 , 1 944. 
Introduction — 

What is the origin of engineering? Where 
did it come from? Why doesn't it go back 
where it came from? These are vital ques- 
tions which every thoughtful man has asked 
himself at one time or another. "But," you 
will say, "isn't it kind of silly for a grown-up 
man to stand around asking himself ques- 
tions, especially if he doesn't know the 
answers." That, it seems to me, is the man's 
business, and who asked you to stick in 
your two cents' worth? What are you trying 
to do — pick o fight? Gowon, scram. 

The nerve of some people! 

Herr Professor Geheimrat Schrankkopf, in 
his monumental "Zur Ursprung u. Entwicke- 
lung des Ingenieurungs vom Altesten Zwiten 
bis Zehn Uhr, den zwanzigsten Juni, 1887" 
(20 vols., Leipzig, 1885), claims that the 
earliest recorded mention of engineering is 
to be found on an old Assyrian cuneiform 
tile, ca. 4225 B. C, and translates it thus: 

"Should you be impelled to use rivets, be 
wise and consider their strength not merely 
in shear, but what effect the load has on 
the sheet in bearing, whether the material 
thereof fail thus." Now 1, myself, have ex- 
amined that tile, and 1 question his trans- 
lation of several of the words; in fact, 1 find 
that the translation should read: "Should 
you be impelled to eat rich foods, be wise 
and consider not merely their taste, but what 
effect they will have on your stomach, 
whether the material thereof fail thus." It 
is possible the author intended to say: 
"Should you be impelled to eat rivets" and 
so on, but I consider this unlikely, as icebox 
rivets were unknown in those days. 

There is no doubt in my mind that en- 
gineering as engineering was first conceived 
by the first caveman as caveman. What 
probably happened was something like this. 
Picture, if you can (and if you have a box 
of crayons this will be child's ploy) a cave- 
man, whom we shall coll Allez-oup, stand- 
ing on a slope in the Pyrenees, watching a 
glacier recede. As soon as it is out of sight 
he heaves a sigh of relief and mutters, 
"Well, there goes the last of the Ice Age, 
and good riddance. That means that the 
Quarternary Period of the Cenozoic Era is 
just about finished. Yessir, just about fin- 

Then, feeling the pongs of hunger assail 
him, he thinks of food, which is an obvious 
enough reaction. Shall he go hunt down a 
mostoidon this afternoon? No, they're too 
big. He'll try for o snaggle-toothed tiger 
instead; although the meat is a little gamey, 
the pelt will look snazzy on the floor of the 
den. So he picks up his crude axe — a chunk 
of flint lashed to a club with thongs (you're 
welcome, I'm sure) — and sets out for the 
nearest woods. Fortunately, he hasn't for 
to go; in a small clearing he comes upon a 
fine specimen gorged to the ears with one 
of our hero's relatives and snoozing away 
like a log. So our hero hauls off with his 

"Was I ever surprised?" said Frank Bick of the Drop Hammer Department upon being 
presented with two birthday cakes on his 69th birthday. 

Second shift employees of the Paint Shop gave their Foreman, "Rosy" Barthol, a picnic 
supper and presented him with o neat-locking tool chest. 

little hatchet and lets the tiger have one 
right between the eyes. Whereupon it passes 
out like a light. 

But alas! And alack! He has busted his 
hatchet again. Mumbling a few handpicked 
expletives, he squats down to consider his 
dilemma. Why do the dern things break so 
often? When the tiger's skull stops the rock 
with something like 10 G's, there must be a 
heck of a bending moment set up in the 
handle; something way too big for the fibers 
of wood to stand. Now, it won't do to put 
on a thicker handle, because you can hardly 
see the head of the oxe for the size of this 
pole. Suppose next time we put on a longer 
handle, thus giving the head more momen- 

— la- 

tum OS it is swung, and allowing more bend- 
ing in the handle before it fails; to say noth- 
ing of saving wear and tear on the old wrist. 
Will it work? he wonders, squatting there; 
there's no harm in trying. But in the back 
of his mind there is a bold and brilliant 
thought. What I need, he thinks, is an 
IRON handle. And thus is engineering born, 
in the early dawn of civilization. 

(This is the first of too many articles 
on the history of engineering. The sec- 
ond, unless drastic measures are taken, 
will appear in the next issue, and will 
take us to the invention of carbon- 
paper, which marks the first great mile- 
stone in the evolution of engineering.) 

T. Claude Ryan looks on as Lt. "Ike" 
Kepford pins on H. W. Graham's Sil- 
ver Production Star. Graham of the 
Tool Room is the first shop suggestion 
winner to hove received this award. 
A total of 1,065 points brought this 
honor to Mr. Graham. 

Shop Suggestion Huiards 
made by Hauy's Reg Pilot 

Friday, November 17th was a day which 
proved the inventive ability of many Ryan 
employees, who on that day, were presented 
production drive medals andor War Bonds 
or War Stamps for their Shop Suggestion 
ideas. These awards were presented by Lt. 
(jg) "Ike" Kepford, believed to be the 
Navy's top fighter pilot with 16 Jap planes 
to his credit. The Ryan employees who re- 
ceived their awards during lunch time pro- 
grams were: 

Bronze Award 

Sydney T. Anderson, Sheet Metal; Horry 
M. Brooks, Drop Hammer; Rupert H. Haase, 
Tool Control; John L. Jewett, Manifold As- 
sembly; Frank R. Jones, Airplane Dispatch- 
ing; Martha W. Jones, Final Assembly; Ed- 
ward Kopke, Manifold Assembly; George 
Lippincott, Sheet Metal Fabricating; Fannie 
P. Lloyd, Template Making; Robert L. Nel- 
son, Final Assembly; Eugene H. Shuman, 
Final Assembly; Richard F. Stone, Final As- 
sembly; Helen C. Thomas, Sheet Metal. 

Silver Award 

J. C. Adair, Planer Operator; Ralph C. 
Amick, Time Study and Methods Engineer- 
ing; Louis Arbuckle, Hydropress; N. E. De- 
Kay, Airplane Production Control; Leslie 
Fago, Manifold Small Ports; B. W. Floersch, 
Laboratory; F. S. Galloway, Tooling; Albert 
L. Gloudini, Manifold Assembly; Lester H. 
Hilleman, Final Assembly; E. W. Hockett, 
Manifold Small Parts; Eugene M, Jones, 
Manifold Assembly; Jack Lancaster, Mani- 

fold Development; Donald B. Lilley, Fuse- 
lage Assembly; Jack A. Morlett, Manifold 
Small Parts; K. H. Mathews, Manifold Small 
Ports; Harold Miller, Airplane Material Con- 
trol; Waldo Opfer, Manifold Small Parts; 
R. V. Pierpont, Stores; Walter B. Sly, Tool- 
ing; J. H. Taylor, Manifold Small Parts; 
J. P. Turner, Machine Shop; W. H. Turner, 
Wing Assembly; Robert N. Wollin, Experi- 
mental; Dave K. Whittier, Manifold Small 
Ports; Harold C. Wright, Material Control. 

Gold Award 

Ralph R. Auerswald, Tool Room; William 
McBloir, Finishing; Wm. C. Baker, Experi- 
mental; Albert T. Chevalier, Sheet Metal; 
C. T. Dennhardt, Experimental; Bessie 
Dugan, Manifold Welding; Norman H. Ed- 
wards, Manifold Small Parts; George E. Peg- 
ler, Manifold Small Parts; Edward C. Reiss, 
Mechanical Maintenance; Wm. F. Runnels, 
Sheet Metal Fabrication; Mrs. L. J. Stone, 
Inspection; L. E. Syrios, Manifold Assembly. 

Certificate of Special Recognition 


War Production Board 

George P. Brooks, Drop Hammer, Goyle 
S. Delomotor, Sheet Metal; Fred E. Hill, 
Sheet Metal; William Keller, Tooling; S. C. 
Wayte, Drop Hammer. 

Bronze Production Star 

E. E. Moyberry, Inspection. 

Silver Production Star 

H. W. Graham, Tool Room. 

Another Star 

Bessie Dugan of Manifold Welding and 
Mrs. L. J. Stone of Inspection (Insert) 
carry off the highest awards for women, 
both having been presented Gold 
Awards for their shop suggestions by 
Lieut. Kepford. 

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E. E. Moyberry of Inspection, right, is 
presented his Bronze Production Star by 
Lt. "Ike" Kepford. This award stands 
for a lot of hard work for it means that 
Moyberry turned in enough winning 
shop suggestions to total 500 points. 

War Bond and Stamp Awards 

Fred Bricca, $25.00, Manifold Assembly; 
H. A. Faris, $25.00, Manifold Welding; Carl 
Goller, $12.00, Tooling; Walter Jaeger, 
$15.00, Sheet Metal Fabrication; F, V. Jen- 
nings, $10.00, Tool Room; David L. Jervey, 
$7.50 and $25 Bond, Pattern Shop and 
Modeling; H. W. Graham, $25.00 Bond, 
Tool Room; Samuel H. Halley, $7.50, Sheet 
Metal; E. L. Williams, $10.00, Inspection; 
W. G. Wofford, $5.00, Tool Room. 

Ryan employees who were unable to be 
present to receive their awards were: 

Bronze Award 

Vivian G. Bolen, Inspection; George M. 
Duncan, Manifold Development; Vernon J. 
Enyeort, Tooling Inspection; John J. Olsen, 
Manifold Small Parts. 

Silver Award 

Earl M. Brown, Inspection; Roy Thomas, 
Manifold Assembly; Paul F. Veal, Manifold 
Welding; W. H. Well, Inspection. 

Gold Award 

Paul A. Lane, Drop Hammer; Ray M. 
Sellers, Drop Hammer. 

Certificate of Special Recognition 


War Production Board 

Glenn L. Humphrey, Final Assembly. 
Willard Harpster, Sheet Metal; James D. 
Lassetter, Modeling. 

War Bond and Stamp Awards 

Franklin C. Dixon, $7.50 War Stamps, 
Sheet Metal; J. T. Edwards, $8.50 War 
Stamps, Sheet Metal Assembly; Bobby E. 
Miller, $25.00 War Bond, Sheet Metal As- 
sembly; Glenn E. Murphy, $5.00 War 
Stamps, Sub Assembly. 

Jerks of Jig Assemblg 
Second Shift 

by Buzz and Shorty 

SAM HODGES (Pre - Jig Department) 
picked up the morning paper about a week 
ago and read where his son, Sergeant Roy 
Hodges of the Army Air Corps was on his 
way home. Imagine his surprise on return- 
ing home from work that evening, and find- 
ing his son in bed sound asleep. 

ROY HODGES has served eight months 
overseas. He visited with his father at the 
plant Monday evening. Mr. Hodges also 
has two other sons in the armed forces. One 
son and daughter are also working at Ryan. 

I hear PICCO's had a tonsilectomy No- 
vember 16. Hope you will be back with us 
again soon. 

KNUTE ROCKNE was right when he said, 
"All Colifornians are not big and dumb." 
Take for instance pretty LEE IPOCK, arc 
welder on the second shift, who is a native 
of San Diego (George Duncan, note this). 
Lee is not only good looking, but good 
natured, too. She is the wife of a Navy man 
and mother of three children. 

Life's cover girl from Ryan, MABLE 
lUARRY, first shift gas welder, has returned 
from a three week's vocation with her hus- 
band, PRIVATE BOB lUARRY, ex-manifold 
man of first and third shifts. They visited 
relatives and friends in Chicago before Bob 
was transferred to Maryland expecting to be 
shipped overseas. As MABLE ALDAHL, Mrs. 
luorry graced the cover of Life Magazine 
about three years ago this month. Moble is 
from North Dakota. 

BILL MONTGOMERY, welding leadman 
on the second shift, may well be nicknamed 
"Lucky," winning an Egyptian Ruby last 
week, and being the recipient of a "baby 
shower" for his heir the week previous. 

M. M. MILLER, second shift bumper has 
been obsent for a couple of weeks, recover- 
ing from injuries sustained when he was hit 
by a taxi-cab as he was coming to work one 

HELEN FOGLESON, arc welder, has re- 
turned from a leave and is with the second 
shift gong now. We are glad to have you 
with us, Helen. 

We ore glad to welcome back ELIZABETH 
HODGES of gas welding who has spent two 
weeks in San Francisco with her mother-in- 
law, who has been quite ill. She also re- 
ceived word that her brother-in-law was 
killed in France. 

We are glad to welcome E. J. SMITH 

We ore glad to welcome BETTY CALICO 
bock again after two month's sick leave. 

EDWARD KOPKE received a Bronze medal 
November 17 for making on oiler. 

VERA WEAVER, former spot welder, is 
back on the job after being on leave for 
about two months. She is working in C-54 
jig area now. 

GLENN HOLLENBECK, arc welder, has 
terminated to go into business for himself. 
Good luck, Glenn, and the second shifters 

Whispers From 
Final Swingsters 

by U and Me 

A sample of California's agricultural 
possibilities is proudly displayed by its 
owner, L. D. Grimes of Sheet Metal 
Inspection. "A bushel of tomatoes off 
of one plant is a record in any man's 
language. At the time of harvest, the 
plant was 15 feet high and is still grow- 
ing/' soys Grimes. 

surely miss you. MARGIE HOLLENBECK has 
transferred from second to first shift in gas 

Who was the guy wearing the black "five 
gallon hat" during the rainy season? 
Couldn't be HARRY JAMES.' 

I'm a bit confused, as I was informed 
the "Champion Tobacco Chewers" were in 
C-54. But I swear I saw TILLY of B-29 
carry a spittoon. 

We want to welcome our new assistant 
foreman, HANK HANGGI. Glad to hove you, 
Mr. Honggi. But you want to be careful 
when you go down the aisles, when those 
move girls are around. They move anything 
in sight, even Assistant Foremen. 

— 20 — 

Welcome to two gals back from Balboa 
Pork — Miss LOIS MONEY ond Miss PAT 
BUTTERS, It is a pleasure to hove you back 
with us in final. 

Everyone was glad to see CLAY PELL 
able to get back on the line. Keep that old 
smile smiling. Cloy, and don't forget to eat 
your Wheoties. 

Wasn't that a nice party Miss BETTY 
JUSTUS gave in Notional City for Mrs. 
MILLIE MUSETTA on her ??? birthday! We 
would remember Mrs. ESTHER OSENGA, 
JOE and MARTHA WAGGNER, Mr. and Mrs. 
deed, everyone hod a fine time and thanks 
o lot, Betty. 

Congrats to Mrs. EFFIE JOHANSEN on 
becoming a grandma. It's a boy this time; 
name. Gory Dole. 

Soy, that Final Assembly bowling team led 
by ROY CONKLIN at the helm is going 
places. Keep it up. We ore all pulling for 
the team. 

Edith Oakes returned from L. A. where she 
was attending commercial art school. Son 
Diego is her home and she says she likes 

NETTA O'DELL was up in the air some 
few nights ago. But a fuse brought her down. 
It is the little things that count, I've been 

LARRY CARDINAL has been on his va- 
cation in the mountains. Some say, "what 
mountains?" Gee, we have them out in the 
back country. Wait till you try to climb 
them in high sometimes in that old cor. 
Man, what a mountain I 

were out a few days ill. Both of these girls 
come from Denver, Colorado, and hove been 
at Ryan most a year. Of course, they like 
ice skating. Yes, Glacier Gardens after work 
is their joy. Good old warm spirit in a 
winter wonderland. 

Bill Naughton is not only taking his radic 
technician study seriously now for over three 
months, but he and his wife do wood-burn- 
ing. Bill says his wife is the artist and he 
does the work. That beautiful cedar chest 
is something to be proud of — with all that 
grand handiwork. 

We all join in wishing Mr. and Mrs. 
STONE many long years of happiness. We 
know Dick liked the blanket, he can't stand 
the cold. And then the table set — oh, food! 
Who can't go for that? The folks had a lot 
of pleasure in showing their good wishes 
toward Dick and Myrtle. May that joy 
follow you both all along life's way. We 
all like cake so much and we did enjoy the 
picture of that beoutiful wedding cake. 



(Continued from page 7) 

now and then he'll get tied up at his desk 
and have to stay there long past the time 
when he should have started for some meet- 
ing downtown. Then I'll have to coll up the 
meeting at the last minute and say 'I don't 
think Mr. Ryan can make it.' Usually when 
I do that, Mr. Ryan dashes out the door ten 
seconds later en his way to the meeting." 

Secretaries to oil the executives hove to 
size up every stranger who walks in and 
asks for an interview with the boss or tele- 
phones to request on appointment. Every 
boss has ten times as many people asking 
to see him nowadays as he can possibly 
cram into a day's work. The cranks who 
come to the factory with plans to establish 
a flying funeral parlor or on autogiro-sub- 
marine manufacturing division must be 
gently routed somewhere else. No one is 
turned away from Ryan without on oppor- 
tunity to talk to someone in authority, but 
woe unto the secretary who tries to relegate 
to a subordinate the big shot who shows up 
unexpectedly and demands to see the boss 
but refuses to explain his business. Not long 
ago the vice-president of one of the biggest 
aviation companies in America walked in 
to see one of the Ryan executives, but de- 
clined to give any information other than 
his name. The secretary, who was compara- 
tively new in the aircraft industry, didn't 
realize who he was; so she told him the 
boss was booked up for hours to come, and 
wouldn't he like to see someone else. The 
caller departed in high dungeon, and later 
wrote the boss a curt note, "Sorry you 
weren't able to see me when I was in town." 
The Ryan executive was horrified and wrote 
an apologetic letter to his old friend, the 
vice-president. The secretary clipped a little 
note of her own to the letter, "Dear Mr. 
Blank; So sorry I didn't realize who you 
were. Next time you come in let me explain 
the trials and tribulations of a secretary." 
The vice-president, who was a gentleman at 
heart, sent bock a nice note to the secretary 
OS well as a pleasant letter to her boss. 
But she's glad that she hasn't mode any 
other mistakes of that kind. 

The big majority of visitors besieging a 
secretary's desk are people from other de- 
partments in the company who pour in and 
out all day long in a steady stream — most 
of them in a big hurry to discuss "a very 
important port of the company's war work." 
The poor secretary has to try to pacify him 
if the boss is busy as he frequently is. "Most 
people don't realize that there is nearly 
always someone in Mr. Ryan's office with 
him," says Mrs. Robertson, "and that when 
I soy he's in conference, he really is." Sec- 
retaries to other Ryan executives have the 
same trouble. 

Filing is another bugaboo of most secre- 
taries. A long letter may come in from some 
other company discussing four or five mat- 
ters; the letter might be filed under any 
one of those four or five headings. She has 
to decide which heading to file it under and 
remember how to locate it if the boss later 
wonts to see it again regarding any of the 
Other items. She has no time to install an 

elaborate index or cross-filing system so' 
it's no wonder she sometimes has to scurry 
frantically from one file to another, trying 
to find it on a moment's notice a year or 
two later. Add to this the fact that when a 
secretary leaves or is promoted, her suc- 
cessor has only the vaguest idea how earlier 
letters were classified, and you get some 
conception of what a secretary is up against. 
So it's something of a miracle that Ryan 
secretaries are virtually never stumped when 
asked to produce an ancient letter from the 
files like a magician pulling a rabbit from 
a hat. 

Any Ryan secretary will stoutly maintain 
that her boss is the best boss in the entire 
aircraft industry — but each of them has 
moments when she secretly would like to 
take her boss by the ear and hove a heart- 
to-heart talk, with her heart doing most of 
the talking. Because every man uncon- 
sciously makes life rather hellish for his sec- 
retary at times. There probably is no normal 
secretary anywhere in the aircraft industry 
who hasn't at least once or twice dashed 
to the powder room, burst into tears and 
then returned to her job a few moments 
later looking as immaculate as ever. One of 
the best ways for a man to torture his secre- 
tary is to run out unexpectedly without tell- 
ing her where he is going or for how long 
— particularly when he's waiting for a long- 
distance coll. The trick of putting in a 
transcontinental phone call and then leaving 
before the connection is established seems to 
be a favorite one, to hear the secretaries 
tell it. "It takes long and patient training 
to break a boss of this habit," soys one Ryan 
secretary, "but it con be done. Whenever 

New Staff Assistant 

W. V. Kirkpatrick, formerly Office 
Service Manager, has assumed the po- 
sition of Staff Assistant to G. C. Wood- 
ard. Vice President in Charge of Gen- 
eral Administration. Kirkpatrick will 
be responsible for the coordination of 
building and facilities expansion. 

— 2] — 

my boss makes a dash I transfix him with 
hard, steady gaze like a scientist impaling 

bug and don't release him until 1 know 
where he is bound." 

Most Ryan secretaries are carefully picked, 
coming here from some other business office 
where they've had long secretarial experi- 
ence. Such girls hove a hard time adjusting 
themselves to the transition from a soft- 
carpeted, richly equipped business office to 
the shirtsleeve rough and tumble work of an 
aircraft office, where every square foot of 
space is desperately needed and desks are 
crowded as closely together as sardine cans 
in a delicatessen. Everyone works at top 
speed with little regard for formalities but 
with a hair trigger sense of humor. One Ryan 
executive likes to keep a big black whip in 
his desk drawer and crack it at his secretary 
whenever he thinks she isn't typing fast 
enough. Once a caller remonstrated with him 
and he retorted "Oh, she doesn't mind the 
whip. I never hit her where it shows." Other 
executives like to use unorthodox telephone 
tactics on their co-workers such as barking 
into the mouthpiece when they hear a famil- 
iar voice "You hove the wrong number. 
Goodbye. What do you want?" Or closing 
every conversation with "Okay. Hong up so 

1 con get to work." 

Another secretary who works for two men 
was somewhat startled on her first day at 
Ryan to see one of her bosses gazing 
thoughtfully across the office at the other 
one. "What ore you looking at?" demanded 
the recipient of the store. "Just thinking 
how repulsive you ore," replied the first man, 
as he resumed his work. Such exchanges are 
everyday fore in most Ryan offices. A new 
secretary just has to get used to them, as 
she must get used to being told to "go to 
the crib" for a dustcloth. 

At Ryan there has been the usual quota 
of secretaries who hove married men in 
their office. There have also been several 
secretaries who hove moved up to executive 
positions, in spite of the fact that the air- 
craft industry is notably a man's business. 
A notable ex-secretory is Mrs. Adelaide 
Prudden, wife of vice-president Earl D. 
Prudden. She come to the company as secre- 
tary to president Ryan and later became 
corporate secretary and member of the board 
of directors of both the company and the 
Ryan School of Aeronautics of Arizona be- 
fore her marriage lost year. 

Most secretaries like their jobs, in spite 
of the headaches and heartaches. "The only 
thing we really don't like," one of them 
says, "is the idleness that comes at rare 
intervals when he have to 'stand by' tem- 
porarily while the next job is being readied 
for us. We like that exciting high-pressure 
feeling that comes when there's lots of rush 
work to do, and we don't mind bearing down 
to get it finished even if we hove to stay late. 
But we simply hate to sit at a desk and 
twiddle our thumbs." 

The secretaries really can get off the 
dime, too, whenever there's reason. Recently 
a 32-page report hod to be laboriously com- 
piled from letters and reports which were 
scattered oil over the factory. The Navy 
wanted this report from Ryan pronto, but 
agreed that it would probably take at least 
six days of fast office work to get it ouj. 
But several Ryan secretaries pitched in and 
whipped it out in eight hours! Whether the 
pressure is on or off, Ryan's office girls can 
deliver the goods as enthusiastically as their 
sister war workers in the factory. 

Smoke From 
A Test Tube 

by Sally and Sue 

First of all, GAY SHAW finally managed 
to get an apartment, and to demonstrate our 
happiness at her good fortune and our pride 
in her perseverance, we had a "canned 
goods shower" for her. We all brought cans 
of good, practical staples so her cupboard 
wouldn't be bare, but for fear of being con- 
sidered too soft, we took pains to remove all 
the labels carefully. She attempted to learn 
the art of determining the contents of a con 
by the code stamped on the top, but to no 
avail. So every night, she plays games — i.e., 
opens a con and then tries to build a meal 
around it. We thought we were smart until 
one evening she invited some of us up to 
dinner, and we lived in torture about what 
we might be required to eat. We're fine, 
thank you, and I think most of the cans ore 
now used up. 

Our vivacious chemist, HELEN HOLSTON, 
has returned to school after working in the 
Lab chem section for the summer. GENE- 
VIEVE DURHAM, one of Helen's cohorts, 
invited us up to supper in her apartment one 
night, and we all were very busy knitting, 
embroidering, and working on needle point. 
It was a nice party, and you'd be surprised 
how delicious a meal tastes when you're 
dining in a circle on the living room floor in 
a cozy apartment. As far as we're concerned, 
it's the thing to do for the utmost in com- 
fort. We miss Helen a lot and are hoping 
she'll be back with us when school is out 

One of the biggest events was our farewell 
celebration for the one and only con't-be- 
beat KEITH WHITCOMB, who accepted a 
commission in the United States Marine 
Corps recently. We put on one of our famous 
dinner parties for him, and presented him 
with a bee-u-ti-ful pipe which really goes 
nice with his profile. Second Lt. Whitcomb 
(we call him "Sir" now!) is in Quantico at 
the present time, but he will be stationed at 
El Toro in about two months where he is to 
be in charge of a Laboratory similar to the 
one we have here. We're all proud of his 
achievements and know that he will make 
good. He was an important part of our little 
group and admired by us all for his pleasant 
personality and disposition as well as for 
his good work here at Ryan. Good luck. Doc. 

Our Gal SAL has just returned from a very 
enjoyable vacation spent in the windy city, 
and it seems to have done wonders for her. 
She's a radiant beam of cheer nowadays 
and tells us hair-raising tales of her experi- 
ences en route to, in, and back from Chicago. 
She's all set to do it again anytime, but as 
to where she wants to live, her affection is 
still I 00% for good old California. We think 
she got cheated, because after building her 
up for weeks about how wonderful the first 
snowfall always is, she didn't have the oppor- 
tunity to see one. A lot of things we told 
her about she did indulge in, though, so all 
in all, the venture was successful. We're 
awfully glad to have you bock, Sally, and it's 
fun hearing those vivid descriptions of your 

working on some intricate wiring system in- 
side the toilcone we hod in the Lab, and 
our gal who has proved that the slogan, 
"Women in Industry — phooey!" is totally 
unfounded, "E. J." HARRINGTON, was 
drilling holes from the outside. Every time 
the drill went through the wall of the toil- 
cone, she'd anxiously peer in and ask fear- 
fully, "Is everyone okay in there?" So for, 
things are proceeding satisfactorily, but the 
boys' nervous systems just aren't what they 
used to be. They're a couple of brave men, 
however, and came to work again today just 
to prove it. 

Be there a columnist with soul so dead who 
never to himself hath said, "My kingdom 
for a fan"? Well — pardon us while we brag 
— but we have 'em. We were really thrilled 
to read that 'way down in the South Pacific 
Sgt. Howie Hatch of the U. S. Marine Corps 
ran across a copy of the Flying Reporter and 
our column. Glad to hear you enjoyed it, 
Howie, and we hope that you will be bock 
in San Diego very soon for that much- 
deserved furlough. Also glad to hear that the 
Flying Reporter really gets around. Mokes us 
wonder just how far the Reporters do travel. 
It would be wonderful to hear from someone 
in India or the Burma theater who ran across 
a copy of our magazine — 'way over there. 

Ever hear of painters' cramp? Some of 
our more ambitious members of the feminine 
portion of the Laboratory hove been busy 
little beavers lately. On weekends they strip 
their apartments and bungalows from top 
to toe and wield paint brushes in a very 
professional manner. GENEVIEVE DURHAM 
and MARY HUTSON now hove their apart- 
ment in apple-pie order, and "E. J." fHAR- 
RINGTON and her sister. Nurse BETTY 
CARROL, hove done wonders to their abode. 
Of course, we shall probobly be scalped for 
letting this information out into the hands 
of the husbands, etc., that we have such 
capable interior decorators in our midst. 

We are soon to lose one of our sweetest 
and best-liked chemists who is embarking on 
a matrimonial career shortly after the turn 
of the new year. She is none other than 
MARIAN JOHNSON who recently announced 
her engagement to Lt. Jess Bailey of the 
U. S. Navy. Needless to soy, the day she 
received her beautiful engagement ring from 
the one and only in the world, there were 
some strange concoctions in the chemical 
department. When we discovered the spark- 
ler on the third finger, left hand, that was 
causing oil the commotion, we showered her 
with good wishes and a corsage of gardenias. 
Lucky feller! 

We're glad to have NAN NADER bock 
with us again. She's been a mighty sick girl 
and was out about a month with pneumonia. 

Introducing some new members of the 
Laboratory Staff — HAZEL LANG, CHRIS- 
PONS — all nice people, whom we hope to 
know much better in the near future. 

— 22 — 

The Puddle Pushers 
On The Swing 

by Doris Williksen 

Don't tell me our Ryan people aren't up 
on the latest fads! Just last week I read 
about the new novelty pipes for women, then 
SONG, and HELEN SUGEL of Dept. 1 5 ore 
seen trying them out! Was one really the 
old standby corn cob style? Well, "BOOTS" 
has left us. Married to a platoon sergeant of 
the Marine Tank Corps in Yuma on Satur- 
day, the following Thursday finds the hus- 
band injured in a tank accident — three frac- 
tured ribs, broken arm and severe cuts. 
"Boots," now Mrs. D. C. Bologna I she warns 
not to spell or pronounce it with O's!) has 
quit to be with her husband until he is well 
again. Good luck to you both, "Boots"! 

Did you know that that cute little pair, 
MURIEL and JIMMY RUDD, are now Mr. 
and Mrs.? 

Get out the bird seed! MARY MocRAE 
and NORMA DAVIS hove soloed and now 
"flit throught the air with the greatest of 
ease."! — MAX THOMPSON, gas re-welder, 
has moved to Vollejo. We'll miss that sense 
of humor and obliging disposition. 

VERLA DAHL is expected bock about the 
time you ore reading this. Hurray, Hurray! 
— Mr. BALL soys the line has the "test 
plate jitters"! But who hasn't! — ROY and 
PEARL MEEK hove left us for plantation life 
in Mississippi and SUE KUTCH leaves us 
for Texas domesticity in mid-December. — 
Did you see KITTY DAVIS of late? She is 
BOB HARRIS' Dept. Clerk now. 

Some people celebrated Hallowe'en with 
ghost stories and jack-o'-lanterns. Others 
dyed their hair to match the pumpkins! — 
Speaking of hair, don't we all wish we could 
wear ours in as many becoming styles as 
JEAN ROMERO? — That gal "BECKY" is 
bock from operation leave. We're really glad 
to see her, too! 

While scouting for news, RUGG and 
"CHIEFIE" grinned at each other knowingly, 
but said nothing, darn it! — LLOYD DOERGE 
is taking dishes, curtains and blankets! Ah, 
no, just a bachelor establishment, girls! 
(Wonder if he has any etchings?) — I wish 
to offer my apologies to those who offered 
news items lost issue but failed to see them 
in print. I sent them in but apparently space 
was limited, for our column was cut — better 
luck next time — so don't let me down! 

Notes From 



0. c 

;. Hudson 

We of the Third Shift welcome ANNA 
BATES, drill press operator, transferred a 
few days ago from Second Shift. Also, 
ADELAIDE FLORES, metal fitter coming into 
the sunrise service. BERNADETTE BROTH- 
ERTON has returned to First Shift, Hydro- 
Press department, owing to the fact she 
recently moved to Alpine and transportation 
worked out a better program. 

WILLIAM W. BAKER from Franklin, In- 
diana, has arrived to take care of our Tool 
Crib glove repair work and JACK KEEFE, 
from Montana, has a job dispensing tools 
and tid bits from Tool Crib No. 2. We are 
glad to have you with us. 

JAMEA PIZION, metal fitter, was 
called back to Jackson, Michigan, last week 
her mother having passed away. We extend 
our kindest sympathy, Jamea. ARLENE 
GREGORY is back with us again from a ten- 
day vacation. MARY DOERR, assistant fore- 
man of plant service on Second Shift, has 
come to Third with her crew of eighteen 
workers. We hope you like the "sunrise" 
idea, like the rest of us. Glad to have you 
folks with us. 

We were just about to forget our new 
TON from Portland, Oregon, where they 
grow those nice Christmas trees. Hope you 
like our rainy days, Betty. 

Your reporter received an interesting 
letter from BILLIE MAGELLAN, welder, now 
in U. S. navy radio school, apparently doing 
well with his studies, and asks to be remem- 
bered to all the members of the Ananias 
club (where the tall yarns grow) and old- 
time fellow workers. 

Several new faces are seen in Drop 
LINTON and T. L. LINDLEY. Howdy, folks! 
ROBERT BENHAM is leaving within a few 
days to visit his parents in Boston, Mass. 
Sounds like music in his ears, "turkey in 
the straw" or on the platter. GEORGE 
spent a "grand vaca- 
He hasn't advised us 
or the other gals he 

KREBS, dispatching, 
tion" in Hollywood, 
about Myrna Loy 
stepped out with — 

didn't you? MINNIE 

MARGRAFF of Third Shift Inspection has 
transferred to Final Assembly building and 
MAXINE MUNSON, inspector, has left for 
First Shift. LOTTIE RUSSEL and "MAC" 
MAHON are now "operating" on those pin- 
holes on Second Shift. And last of the Mo- 
hicans — we get to keep CLARA TEBBE, the 
personality girl of Inspection, she being 
-"•■ained to take care of the leodmen's jokes, 
o she believes. 

Oh, yes. There was a nicely planned 
birthday surprise party on his nibs, OLEN 
HUDSON, department clerk. Manifold Small 
Ports, with oodles of home mode cakes — 
one with 1 5 candles if you please, and 
presents of ties and socks. Thanks folks, 
a day indeed for the writer to long remem- 

Tooling Department reports ALICE 
LEN are off the job on sick leave. Hurry 
up and get well, kids. We need you here. 

Another group of old-time Ryonites ore presented their five-year pins by Claude 
Ryan. Left to right: J. K. Killian and L. E. Brown of Tooling; Frank Walsh, Manifold 
Small Ports; Claude Ryan; F. H. Rand, Manifold; A. L. Jones, Manifold Small Ports; 
Eddie Herrin, Drop Hammer; W. R. Lee, Engineering; Terry Kell, Sheet Metal, and 
F. F. Haworth, Machine Shop. 

Claude Ryan discusses our new Navy warplone contract with employees after presenting 
their five-year service pins. Left to right: Lee Campbell, Airplane Service; Paul E. 
Gongaware, Manifold Development; D. B. Elson, Manifold; R. L. Cornwell, Manifold; 
Claude Ryan; J. M. Bussard, Finol Assembly; L. E. Anderson, Inspection, and Fred W. 
Haywood, Inspection. 

— 23 — 



(Continued from page 8) 

up its warmth, while Dad and Mother would 
tell us stories of Russian foll<lore and their 
life in Russia. Dad would tell us about his 
many travels over the continent of Europe. 
He is quite a linguist, speaking English, 
Russian, German and four other languages 
fluently. It's odd that none of the children 
ever learned to speak Russian. 

"Mankato was a little town settled thickly 
with Germans and Russians and the whole 
town would gather for colorful folk dances. 
There was a little old Russian fellow there 
who made me a zymbol — an extinct Russian 
instrument. In fact, the only one of its kind 
I hove ever seen. He also taught me how 
to ploy it and after I felt I had become pro- 
ficient, I used to hove lots of fun playing 
for folk dances." 

A little red school house in Mankato was 
the home of Adolph's first formal educat'on. 
From there, he found himself being trans- 
ported along with the rest of the family to 
Chicago, Illinois, where he finished his 
schooling. "I really was in a hurry to finish 
school so I could get started on my own 
OS soon OS possible and 1 went to summer 
school every year to rush along the process 
of education. Because my school work was 
easy for me, I used to work in a clothing 
store in the evenings instead of doing home- 

"The reason that Dad left the form was 
that he didn't think it held a very promising 
future. Little did he guess how much the 
soil was akin to him. After giving the con- 
struction business in Chicago a try for four 
years he found that he couldn't stay away 
from the form any longer. Once again we 
crated our furniture and packed our duds 
and found ourselves redeposited on our Min- 
nesota farm. I'm afraid those four years I 
was away had mode me rather dissatisfied 
with form life and I rather hesitantly told 
my parents I would like to leave home. 
They gave me their blessing and sent me 
on my way. 

"Well, at last, I was on my own. This 
I kept telling myself, was what I wanted. 
So I set out to find a way to earn my liveli- 
hood. Don't ask me why I picked the candy 
making business. I guess it was just the 
first thing that presented itself. I stuck it 
out for three years and added a few pounds 
to my weight (must have been due to all 
that sampling I did while making candy) . 
By that time I was convinced that I hod 
had enough, so I quit my job. 

"Typesetting was my next step toward 
earning a living but that, too, lost its interest 
after three years. Then I decided I hod 
fooled around long enough and I made the 
momentous decision that I would come to 
California. This meant leaving my newly 
acquired wife at home until I could find a 
place for us to live in California and she 
could find a buyer for her beauty parlor. 
I had met my wife while we were singing 
in a choir in a Lutheran church back home. 
Shortly after, we decided to become a duet 
and got married. 

"Speaking of singing reminds me how 
near I came to making my career in the 
musical field. For three seasons, while living 

in Mankato, I traveled around the county 
singing in a quartet. It was sort of a Cham- 
ber of Commerce deal to persuade people 
to come to our community. Luckily for me, 
however, I didn't get sidetracked so com- 
pletely that my plans for the future became 
diffused. I'm afraid it was quite a shock 
to me when I stepped off the train in San 
Diego. The sun was shining in January. It 
was a shade different from the January 
weather I left behind in Minnesota. My 
overcoat was laid aside very quickly." 

Like most people who came to San Diego 
to get into the aircraft industry, Adolph was 
soon shopping around for the best place to 
work. After getting a fleeting glimpse of 
the Ryan S-T plane which we were building 
at that time, he decided that Ryan was the 
place for him. He also admits that, in the 
back of his mind, he hoped he might get 
a chance to fly one. That is, after he had 
learned how to fly. 

"I walked right in and asked for a job, 
but my heart sank momentarily when I was 
told there were no openings at that time. 
However, that little phrase 'no openings' 
was only a spur to my aspirations and I de- 
cided to take matters into my own hands. 
What I did was no doubt rather unethical, 
but darn it, I just hod to get into aircraft 

After being turned down at the front 
office, Adolph went moseying around the 
bock way — that was before the days of any 
restrictions — and got to talking to some of 
the people already working here. They told 
him to see Al Lacy, Contract Supervisor, 
and they were sure he would put him to 
work. "Luck was with me," said Adolph, 
"and before I really knew what hod hap- 
pened, I found myself in the Drop Hammer 
department as a helper. You see, although 
I knew I wanted to get into aircraft work, 
I hod never hod any training along those 
lines. However, that didn't stop me. It wasn't 
very long before I was made a Drop Ham- 
mer operator end then I knew that nothing 
could stand in my way." 

Adolph's enthusiasm for his work paid 
off quickly in dividends. Shortly after the 

company had moved to its present site in 
1939, he became a leadman of the Planish- 
ing Shed. Then, after being in the Planishing 
Shed about six months as a leadman, he was 
mode third shift foreman of Drop Hammer. 

"That was a happy day for me and I 
rushed home from work to tell my wife the 
good news. She hod been in San Diego for 
almost 2 years. We were buying our own 
home in East Son Diego and had a young 
son, David Lee, age 2 years." 

In between his working hours, Adolph 
found time to take up his long hoped for 
flying lessons and hod 34 logged solo hours 
when the war came along. "After the war, 
I'm surely going to continue my flying. I 
hope to get a private pilot's license and 
hove my own Ryan plane." 

After having been third shift foreman 
only eight months, he was made assistant 
foreman of second shift. A year later, he 
was mode foreman of the Hydro Press de- 
partment. The Hydro Press department was 
at one time a part of Drop Hammer, but 
when it became flooded with work, it was 
made a separate department. "That was 
my lucky day," soys Adolph, "for two years 
now, I hove been foreman of that de- 

Flying isn't Adolph's only hobby, as he 
indulges in boat trading. He buys boots, 
cleans them up and then re-sells them. "If 
the deals ore too big for my capital my 
brother usually goes in with me and we split 
the profit." His brother come to San Diego 
several years before Adolph arrived. 

Adolph has at last found his niche and 
asks only to be able to continue his work 
along the lines he loves. He hopes to buy 
a larger home in Point Loma and his own 
plane and be able to use his 17-foot Cran- 
delcroft boat after the war is won. "But until 
that time, all my efforts will be directed 
toward doing my job well and getting the 
war over as soon as possible. Then I would 
like to be able to take my parents bock to 
Russia where my brother is buried. My 
brother received his Army flight training in 
a Ryan PT-22 and was flying a B-17 in the 
invasion when he was killed." 

neui $1,000,000 Order Suiells manifDld Bachlog 
To Ouer $14,000,000 

Douglas Aircraft Company last week placed orders for over one million 
dollars with Ryan's Exhaust Systems Manufacturing Division for addi- 
tional C-47 collector rings to be installed on the famous Douglas twin- 
engined cargo planes. 

This new contract, together with volume orders now in production for 
manifolds for Boeing B-29 Superfortresses, Douglas C-54 Skymasters, 
Grumman F6F Hellcats and other models, brings the Manifold Division 
backlog to more than $14,000,000. Other new contracts are now being 
negotiated by the Sales Deportment, headed by Sam C. Breder, but the 
orders now on hand alone assure a high rate of production well into 1946. 

Exclusive of the latest Douglas orr'er, the Ryan manifold department 
has built 22,375 exhaust collectors for the C-47s, probably the greatest 
quantity of one manifold design ever built by a single manufacturer. 


J. A. Austin 
Fuselage Assm. 

F. J. Borson 
Fuselage Assm. 

Ellis Bell 
Fuselage Assm. 


R. W. Brownyer 
Wing Assm. 

J. A. Crosby 
Sub Assm. 

Wm. M. Eddings 
Wing Assm. 

? L Hudson 
Wing Assm. 

C. W. Hunt 
Mani. Sm. Parts 

F. L. King 
Pre Jig 

J. H. Madill 
Fuselage Assm. 

W. B. Russell 
Tooling Inspection 

Harry D. Sjulson 
Tooling Inspection 

Ned Steinruck 
Sub Assm. 

J. R. Stevens 
Fuselage Assm. 

E. J. Young 
Fuselage Assm. 

R. N. Wollin 
Fuselage Assm. 

25 — 

Manifold Dispatching 

by Ben Smith 

One afternoon last month, watching a 
snappy six footer in a Naval officer's uni- 
form shaking hands with members of our 
department, it was indeed a happy surprise 
to find that he was none other than JERRY 
RYAN, our former columnist and fellow 
worker. On leave, before reporting to Holly- 
wood, Florida, for further officer training, 
Jerry came to Yuma to be with his charming 
little wife, Jean, and the two of them came 
on here for a brief visit with their many 
friends. Gee, it was good to see them. As for 
Jerry's ability to train men, I might per- 
sonally testify. On my very first day at Ryan, 
I was turned over to him for training in 
the work here. With the terse comment that 
the best way to train a man was to hand 
him the ball and tell him to carry it, Jerry 
pointed to thousands of half-stampings in 
the yard and told me to start placing them 
in their proper rocks. His address for some 
time will be. Ens. Michael G. Ryan, D-V(S), 
Hollywood Beach Hotel, Hollywood, Flo. 

Another very welcome visitor lost month 
was WAYNE HARGRAVE, a former member 
of our Department, well known to all shifts 
and at all stations, now with the Engineer- 
ing Forces. Wayne is very enthusiastic about 
his job and what the service has done for 
him. His address is Pvt. Wayne E. Hargrove, 
A.S.N. 39588533, Co. A, 63 E.T.Bn., Eno. 
Sec. A.T.F.T.C, North Fort Lewis, Wash"- 

Our Department has given to the armed 
forces a lot of fine boys and we are proud 
of them. You who knew them here, keep 
writing to them. They wont to hear from 
you, and that is little to ask. 

Night Shifters, your reporter, BOB JONES, 
ignored the "deadline" again, and turned 
in nothing for this issue. Perhaps TY SAT- 
TERFIELD is practicing some of HAP'S "slave 
driving" tactics and keeps Bob so hard at 
work that he finds himself too tired to do a 
little writing for you. Might be well to check 
on that thought. Following are a few ob- 
servations that I have mode regarding your 

HERMAN MORTON, with the help of 
LEY, is taking good care of Dispatching for 
the Jig area. Little visits with them each 
evening have convinced me that Herman, 
Joyce and Lorene are what cowboys used 
to call "real folks." 

LOIS ARLICH, down in Small Ports stor- 
age, has recently enjoyed a visit from her 
father and mother, which accounts for that 
extra bright sm.le she has been wearing 
lately. Lois carries on here while her husband 
is helping with that tough job in the Philip- 
pines. She has what it takes and keeps smil- 
ing through. 

SARGE CONWAY, dispatching at Hanger 
Adjustment, tells me that he finds the work 
there both interesting and enjoyable. Sorge 
knows what it is to serve with the armed 
forces and appreciates the value of the job 
we hove to do here. 

MARGUERITE McKENNA, from over in 
Drop Hammer, has token over the desk in 
Small Parts, during the temporary absence of 

IRENE LOUTHERBACK, the regular presider 
there. Marguerite seems to be doing nicely 
in filling Irene's ploce, a feat in our book, 
not easy. 

are still doing the job of dispatching at Pre- 
jig, and we, of the day shift, find them al- 
ways ready to cooperate in every possible 

CHARLIE WELDON has been finding it 
just a little difficult to explain away all the 
recent roinfoll here in his favorite spot. 
Chorlie, you know, is one of Southern Cali- 
fornia's greatest boosters, and if he isn't, he 
should be, a life member in the Chomber 
of Commerce. 

BILLIE HARPER, with the Medical Corps, 
has been in the South Pacific islands for a 
long, long time, and it has been many weeks 
since his mother, MRS. HAROLD COONS, a 
Ryan employee, has heard from him. Be 
sure and let us know, Mrs. Coons, when you 
do hear, for we who knew Billie ore truly 

Retired from the Navy, after many years 
of service, JOHN SAPPINGTON has recently 
come to Ryan and is doing a good job out 
in Jig storage area. John says that keeping 
his area neat and orderly comes perfectly 
natural after all those years with the Navy. 

JIM WOMAC, a former wrestler, finds it 
dead easy to wrestle the ports and boxes 
down in Tail Pipe area and RED KEITH tells 
us he is doing a nice job there. Jim gives 
four evenings each week to the direction of 
a Junior Athletic Club at Twenty-fourth and 
B streets, Chula Vista, and is very much 
interested in that work. 

Diego kid, formerly with Sheet Metal, but 
now with our Department, is helping JOHN 
OAKES keep the Pre-Jig area in order and 
likes his job very much. Glad to hove you 
with us, Penn. 

LLOYD DAVIS con still handle the work 
down in his area with the some "egusto" he 
was displaying the first evening I met him 
— many moons ago. Lloyd likes dispatching 
and for some fancied reason or other, he 
seems to like the night shift. 

FLASH: — A lost minute communique 
from the La Jollo Golf Course announces 
that our entry in the Aircrafters Tourna- 
ment, KEN BARNES, won his match Sunday 
the 19th, and so is well on his way to mak- 
ing a clean sweep of that tournament, which 
is the very thing we are all counting on his 
doing. Hit 'em straight and far. Ken. 

MARVIN SETER, leodmon inspector for 
Point Shop, left us to enter Uncle Sam's 
Navy and is now stationed at the Naval 
Training Station in Son Diego. The gang 
got together and presented him with on 
I.D. bracelet. Anyone who would like to write 
to Marvin may have his address by contact- 
ing CLYDE WILCOX, leodmon inspector of 
Paint. We know Marvin would welcome some 
letters so let's get busy and drop him a few 

— 26 — 

There has been so many chonges lately of 
personnel that I can't keep up with them. 
Transferring to Dispatching were, PEARL 
Cutting, also MARY BLANCO and LILLIAN 
TEMPLETON of Point Shop. V. C. ROSS, 
leadman of Cutting, left us to go on the 
day shift. We miss all these good people, 
the place is not the some without them. 

Had a very enjoyable chicken dinner a 
few weeks ago with "ROSY" BARTHOL, 
foreman of Point Shop, our guest of honor. 
Even hod our picture taken! A note of thanks 
is extended to PEARL CLORE who fried 
chicken for the gong, and it took hours to fry 
that much chicken. So, many thanks from 
all of us. Pearl, it was really swell. 

CLYDE WILCOX has been promoted to 
leadman inspector, so congratulations, Clyde, 
we are glad for you. 

MIKE LASPINA, sprayer for Paint Shop, 
is terminating to go back East to take core 
of his orange grove. Sorry to see you go, 
Mike, but lots of luck to you from oil of us. 

Talk about having no roof over your head, 
that's what happened to MILDRED BOYD 
during our storm lost week. When she arrived 
home from work the other morning, the 
whole roof hod been blown off her house, 
leaving Mildred speechless, as well as home- 
less, but other quarters were found for her 
right away so it wasn't quite as bod as it 
could hove been hod there been none avail- 

We hear LARRY LARSON's, leadman of 
Dope Spray, wife is away bock East these 
days visiting her folks. 

ALMA JAMES has been transferred into 
Inspection from Fabric. Congratulations, 
Alma, hope you will enjoy your new work. 

How many of the younger generation 
can hold a candle to George "Doc" 
Gordon's attendance record? "Doc" will 
be 75 years young in February and 
hasn't been tardy or absent for a whole 
year. Manifold Small Parts can be 
proud of that record. 

Tooling Rumors 

by lone and Kay 

We have a few new employees this month. 
They are J. GODLEY, V. GLOVER, H. MOR- 
QUEZ, and C. BIGNELL. We're glad to have 
each and every one of them and we hope 
they will enjoy working with us. We also 
have two transfers. V. WEST has trans- 
ferred from the second to the first shift and 
K. HOWARD has left the Inspection Depart- 
ment to work here with us in the Tool Room. 

Although we have had some new em- 
ployees, a few have also left us. We will 
miss the following: G. SEAY, V. GRAIN, D. 

It was a happy day for H. VAN ZANDT 
when he received his three-year pin. D. 
DECKER has also received his one-year pin. 
Congratulations you two, keep up the good 
work and it won't be long before you have 
your ten-year pin. 

We hear or see that MR. TRUCHAN re- 
ceived a very colorful present last week. Gee, 
are they "purty," in fact we never hove seen 
any foot covering like that before. 

"CHIEF" needs some help and so do we. 
He's been pestering us for the past two 
months wanting to know who his Leadman 
is. If any of you know any information that 
might help CHIEF out, please tell him. He 

feels pretty sad about the whole deal. 

Where did TEX and LEE ADAMS go Sun- 
day? It couldn't be duck hunting, could it 
boys? We hear you were very unlucky. They 
told us you came home with no shells and 
no ducks. Is it true? 

W. B, SLY is back working in the depart- 
ment again and J. KETCHUM has trans- 
ferred over to Small Parts to take SLY's 
place. We're glad to have you bock SLY and 
we hated to see you move so far away from 
us JOE. 

C. WILLIAMS, who has been absent for 
quite some time with a foot injury, returned 
to work a few days ago. We're all very glad 
to have you back CAL and we hope nothing 
like that ever happens again. 

We are sorry to hear that MILDRED JUS- 
TICE is in the hospital. We miss you very 
much MILDRED so please get well soon and 
hurry back. G. BRUNNER has also been 
quite ill the past week, however, she returned 
to work this morning. We're glad to have 
you back GERTIE and don't go getting sick 

I guess that's about all for this time, so all 
of you fellow workers have a good Thanks- 
giving and we'll see you oil next month. 

New Leadmen In Inspection 

Tool Control Night Owls 

by Ruth Nelson 

Seven members of the Inspection department were recently appointed leadmen. Back 
row, left to right: C. H. Wilcox, P. F. Dukelow, E. F. Woods and C. W. Christopher. 
Front row: G. W. DeVol, H. M. Powell and F. G. Memory. 

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Greetings from the Swing Shift of Tool 
Control. We have quite a crew now, but a 
few of us con remember way bock when we 
were just an ornament in the corner. Grad- 
ually we were increased with girls from all 
over the United States. The Welcoming 
Committee hands out its best smile to those 
three winsome daughters of the South, 
HELEN HENDRIX from Tennessee, FAYE 
GARRISON from Kentucky and MILDRED 
ADELAIDE WINNIE from North Carolina. 
The East coast sends us a small package of 
laughs bearing the name of FLORENCE DE- 
LANEY of New York and the refreshing 
beauty of MOLLIE HENDRICKSON from 
Rhode Island. From farther down the line, 
we have petite MATTIE LEE KINGSBURY 
of Florida. Not to be outdone, Texas sends 
us KATIE MILLER. With all these Southern 
people you can imagine how the "you-alls" 
are tossed around. Last, but definitely not 
least, we have the natives, ONETA LEWIS, 
SAUNDERS from California. ... We hope 
you like it here, girls, as much as we do. 
Gee, with the introduction of all the new 
people we almost forget our new Supervisor, 
Ryan's sportsman, Glenn Huff. Mr. Huff has 
recently won the doubles in ping pong and 
we're rooting for him in the Aircraft Golf 
Tournament in which he's entered. In the 
daily lunch "jam session," the girls put their 
heads together and the result was the de- 
partment being dubbed "Huff's Harem." 
It's a pretty fitting name, too. 

After getting everybody acquainted, a 
census was taken and it was found that we 
had some sports-minded girls, so teaming 
up with other departments on nights, the 
Ryan Swing Trio Bowling League was formed. 

We also have an addition of Tool Plan- 
ning on the night shift. This was welcomed 
heartily by Mr. Huff, I think he was a little 
bewildered, being so completely surrounded 
by women. Confidentially, we're glad to have 
you, too, boys. 

We have a pretty cheerful bunch of girls 
with us now and a lot of that friendliness 
is furnished by our own JEWELL DOBBS. 
She's that pretty blonde seen faithfully at 
her typewriter every night. One needs only 
to listen to that soft drawl to tell she's from 
Texas. We're pretty proud of Jewell and 
hope she stays with us a long time. People 
like her are nice to have around. 

Since the election, the topic of conversa- 
tion has switched from politics to recipes. 
The newlyweds busily engaged in learning 
the safest and best way to boil water. 
MOLLIE HENDRICKSON says she has solved 
the problem of learning how to cook simply 
by buying things that come already pre- 
pared, but she would still like to know how 
to boil water (jist for the heck of it) . Any 
suggestions would be appreciated. Mollie has 
certainly been having problems. After get- 
ting her new home furnished the way she 
wanted, she arrived home from work only to 
find the rug floating gracefully around the 
living room after one of our rains. 



Recreational Director, Paul TedFord 

many Ryan Ulinners 
In Golf TournBy 

Play marches smoothly along in the 1944 
Aircrafters Championship Handicap Golf 
Tournament with Sunday, November X9th, 
finding the following winners at La Mesa 
and La Jolla courses. Kenny Barnes and 
Bill Steltzer are still in the running in the 
championship flight, holding their own with 
the best of them. Barnes swamped his op- 
ponent. Cook of Rohr, by the score of 9 
and 8, while Steltzer nosed out Don Peterson 
of Convair by a stroke. 

Second Flight "A" Division 

Bernie Bills beat down Bob Foster of Rohr, 
3 and 2; Don Wasser had an easy day taking 
A. Stolting, 6 and 5. 

Championship "B" Division 

Ralph Callow took E. V. Petzen of Con- 
vair, I up. Vic Voll shellacked Bill Schmidt 
of Convair, 8 and 6. 

First Flight "B" Division 

H. W. Lamborn nosed out N. R. Gross of 
Rohr, 2 and 1 . 
Third Flight "B" Division 

O. R. Breeden won from C. R. Whitley of 
Solar, default. Don Dewey won from Bob 
Schwartz of Convair, default. 
Consolation Winners — Second Flight 
"A" Division 

Tex Wilkinson won from J. Kolchi of Con- 
vair, default. 
Third Flight "A" Division 

J. C. Pool won from E. McCombs of Rohr, 
default. Ray Berner won from S. Romeriz, 
First Flight "B" Division 

M. M. Clancy won from C. R. Page of 
Convair, 2 up. 

Third Flight, "B" Division 

Clayton Rice and Jim Edgil are still in 
the running by reason of a bye. 

Above ore the results at La Jolla, with 
players at La Mesa coming home with the 
following results: 

Championship Flight 

A. McReynolds won from R. Ranger, 3 
and 1 ; George Dew beat Ray Morkowski, 7 
and 6; R. S. Cunningham defeated E. Beebe, 
I up; Tom Hickey defeated A. Adomson, 
1 up (20 holes); Jack Westler won over 
G. Grobener, 3 and 2. 
Consolation Flight 

Petie Petterson won over Moloney, de- 
fault; Bill Vogel defeated Host, default. 

Rynn To Sponsor 
nrchery Tournament 

Setting a precedent in the annals of arch- 
ery, the Ryan Aeronautical Company will 
sponsor a county-wide archery tournament 
at Balboa Park Sunday, December 3, and 
Sunday, December 17, An innovation for 
this affair is that the tournament will be a 

combination Field and Target Champion- 
ship outing — something that has never been 
done before. These two distinct branches 
of the sport will be entered into by both 
field archers and Target archers with the 
crown to go to the archer shooting the high- 
est over-all score. 

Plans for the event were drawn up lost 
week by Frank Eicholtz and Chink Lee of the 
Engineering Dept., nationally-rated field 
archers, and George Kettenburg, several 
times state target champion. Judge John H. 
Adams, daddy of the sport in Son Diego, E. 
Garrick O'Bryan, Jr., and Paul Tedford, who 
will serve as the committee for the tourna- 

Beautiful trophies will be awarded to the 
over-all high scorers from scratch — both 
men and women. Also, for the high over-all 
scores, both men and women who shoot 
with a handicap. Awards will also go to high 
man and high woman in both the target and 
field divisions. 

The tournament is expected to draw a 
huge entry list of archers in this area as 
the competition will be open to all archers 
in the county, and is expected also to be one 
of the finest stimuli ever accorded to the 
sport. All Ryan archers interested in the 
tournament should contact Eicholtz, Lee, or 
Tedford for particulars. 

Sports Chatter 

BILL BALDWIN, Tennis Commissioner, 
has plans for a mixed doubles tennis tourna- 
ment at Ryan early in 1945. Fellows ore 
urged to "select their partners" to square 
off in this event. Some twenty-five court 
stars are constantly vying to improve their 
positions on the perpetual ladder which has 
proved popular with tennis enthusiasts. 

swing shift Commissioners of Dancing, report 
that attendance at swing shift dances is 
steadily growing. Much of the credit for 
this growth goes to these two energetic chaps, 
while word is that the fun of these affairs 
increases every week with novel shows being 
served as on important element of every 
such session. 

The Yule season will bring to the cafeteria 
luncheon area a well-drilled choral group of 
Ryanites rendering sacred and Christmas 
song favorites. Carl Dewse, local voice teach- 
er, has been working with the choral group 
for some weeks. Much appreciated is the 
generous cooperation of Pat Quinn as ac- 

Rll-Stors Rosed 
Out Rt lone Field 

Art Billings' Ryan All-Stars dropped a 
heart-breaking decision to the Padre-bol- 
stered Rohr nine by the score of 1 -0 at 
Lone Field, Sunday, Nov. 1 9th, as 3500 
spectators enjoyed one of the tightest double- 
headers ever staged at the waterfront sto- 

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dium. Rohr, in turn, ended up on the short 
end of o 1-0 score against the Convair 
forces, bolstered by major and minor league 
stars. Thus, the aircraft baseball crown for 
1944, after a desperate struggle, rests atop 
the heads of the Convair warriors. 

It was on unearned run, after two were 
out in the lost half of the seventh inning 
that spelled defeat for our All-Stars. An in- 
field error, followed by two singles sent Lefty 
Sharp of the Chicago White Sox, and patrol- 
ling right field for Rohr, across the platter 
with the deciding tally in that fatal frame. 

Erv Morlstt turned in a hurling job 
throughout this contest that would hove done 
credit to any pitcher in any league, allowing 
but four hits — two of these in the seventh — 
walking but three men and striking out the 
some number. In four of the frames, Rohr 
men went down in 1 -2-3 order. Erv was at 
his very best, his curve crackling sharply, 
and his change of pace beautiful to watch. 
Twice, he caught enemy runners of the 
initial sack, v/ith Jock Harshmon cooperat- 
ing smartly to noil the errant runners. 

Rohr countered with the Boston Red Sox' 
Joe Wood, Jr., who matched Morlett all the 
way, whiffing 13 All-Stars, and holding 
Ryan to three bingles. It was Woods' ability 
to crack the whip with men on bases that 
cost Ryan the game. The All-Stors just 
didn't come through and cash in on their 
scoring opportunities, when one run would 
have clinched the decision. 

Both games were pitcher's battles, with 
near perfect support all the way around. The 
two outstanding fielding gems were turned in 
by the rival shortstops in the first game as 
Scarborough of Ryan and Seattle's Joe Dob- 
bins of Rohr come up with identical catches 
of screaming liners high and to their right. 

The nightcap sow ex-Yankee Charlie 
Wensloff of Convair nail Rohr with 1 6 strike- 
outs while Fronkie Dosso whiffed 13 of the 
winners. The winning run giving the title to 
Convair came in an extra canto, the eighth. 

First Game 
Ryan All-Stars AB H C 

Billings, cf 3 4 

J. Morlett, 2b 3 3 

Kellogg, If 2 

Horshmonn, lb 2 1 8 

Mathis, c 2 3 

Scarborough, ss 3 6 

Kanagy, rf , , , 3 1 

Litz, 3b 1 1 1 

E, Morlett, p 3 4 

Rohr Aircraft 

Schmidt, 3b 3 

Hernandez, 2b 2 1 2 

Kirkpotrick, c 3 13 

Bollinger, rf 2 

Dobbins, ss 2 5 

Sharp, rf 1 1 

Celeya, If 3 1 

Martinez, lb 3 1 4 

Wood, p 2 1 2 

Score by Innings 

I 2 3 4 5 6 7 Total 

Ryan 0000000 

Rohr 000000 1 1 


1. The 1944 Ryan All-Stars line up 
for the cameraman. Rear row, left to 
right, Manager Art Billings, Scarborough, 
ss; Litz, 3b; Harshmonn, 1 b; Matthis, 
c; Kanagy, rf; E. Marlett, p; Jeli, p; Rox- 
burg, p. Front row, left to right, B. Mar- 
lett, coach; Jack Billings, cf; J. Marlett, 
2b; Kellogg, If; McFaddin, p. 

2. Snapped at the completion of the 
pre-game warm-up are Erv Marlett, the 
All-Stars brilliant pitcher, together with 
his capable backstop. Red Matthis, both 
of whom played superlative boll even in 

4. Ryan hopes ore blasted 
as with two away in the fatal 
seventh. Lefty Al Sharp of the 
Chicago White Sox crosses the 
plate with the only run of the 
game following Martinez' single 
to center. Shai-^ patrolled right 
field for Rohr. Red Matthis 
registers his disappointment be- 
hind Sharp. 

5. Ceremonies between 
gomes find Aircraft officials 
flanking Copt. M. D. Willcutts, 
commondant of the Naval hlos- 
pital as he expresses his thanks 
for the $3000 check raised by 
the benefit double-header. Be- 
hind Capt. Willcutts, from left 
to right are James Kelly of Con- 
solidated, W. Frank Persons, 
Ryan, Hal Brucker, Lone Field 
Announcer, and Herman Wise- 
man of Rohr. 


3. All eyes ore on thot unpopular 
man, the umpire, as the camera caught 
this group in the Ryan box. In the 
rear row, we find President T. Claude 
Ryan and Capt. Morton D. Willcutts, 
USN, commandant of the Naval Hos- 
pital. In front are Ryan Vice-President 
George C. Woodord and Ryan Recreotion 
Director Paul C. Tedford. 

6. If support from the stands helps, 
the AM-Stors are getting it from this 
attentive trio in the Ryan box. From 
left to right, W. Frank Persons, Indus- 
trial Relations Director; Mrs. Earl Prud- 
den, and Earl Prudden, Ryan Vice-Presi- 

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Bouiling Heius 

With a third of the bowling season gone, 
bowlers on all fronts are leveling off to their 
averages, and leagues ore tightening up