Convairiety, Volume 3, Number 2, January 18, 1950 Page: 2 of 8
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January 18, 1950
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Published every other Wednesday by Convair's Industrial Relations Department,
Employee Activities Section, Eldon Frye, manager ; Logan Jenkins, editor.
Editorial offices, San Diego, building No. 7, Ext. 1071, 1072. Ft. Worth editorial
offices, Industrial Relations department, Ext. 5269, Bob Vollmer, editor ; Jean
Goggans, women's editor.
Staff photographers: Warren Kemmer and T. W. Fitch, San Diego; Fred Carlile,
C. P. Connally, Harold F. Dry, R. E. Slawson, Ft. Worth.
.icr Bcat$ Cnt5eS
Following are store hours at Convair
SAFETY SUPPLY CRIB (north end
of building 7), open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
week days. Safety shoes and prescrip-
tion glasses sold only from 8:30 to 10:30
and 3 to 5.
TOOL STORE (north end of building
7), open Mondays and Wednesdays 9
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thurs-
days and Fridays 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
EMPLOYEES' SALVAGE S T 0 R E
(near gate 5 at north end of plant), 3
p.m. to 4 :30 every Tuesday and 3 p.m.
to 5 :30 every Thursday.
Five-year service pin awarded to Lynn
J. Wetzler, Dept. 62, January 8.
The following received five-year serv-
ice pins during the period Dec. 21 through
Dept. 6, F. E. Stanley ; Dept. 9, J. R.
Scholvin; Dept. 12, A. W. Gecmen;
Dept. 24, I. R. Henderson ; Dept. 27,
B. H. Price ; Dept. 43, R. Thompson ;
Dept. 44, H. N. Gilbert; Dept. 46, W.
W. Yarborough, E. L. Fullerton ; Dept.
47, O. B. Millican, S. V. Wheeler Jr. ;
Dept. 50, N. E. Deakins, S. H. Pitt-
man, C. D. Cowart, C. W. Black, A. G.
Love; Dept. 61, S. A. Morris, R. L.
Jones; Dept. 73, J. T. Pool; Dept. 76,
C. F. McClure; Dept. 81, R. A. Messick.
The following received service pins dur-
ing the period Jan. 4 through Jan. 16:
Twenty-five-year pins: Dept. 4-6, E. H.
Wesp ; Dept. 22-5, R. S. Carson ; Dept.
401, Eugene Bitzer.
Twenty-year pin: Dept. 27-8, W. C.
Ten-year pins: Dept. 4-8, P. H. Pax.
ton ; Dept. 6, D. D. Strange ; Dept. 22-5.
A. P. Sutton ; Dept. 24-1, C. A. Brick-
nell ; Dept. 25-1, Carlo Bommarito, L. G.
Mulryan, E. H. Schaller; Dept. 27-5, G.
Dept. 31, J. W. Burgreen ; Dept. 102,
D. L. Balch, H. B. Bender; Dept. 300,
A. L. Scheibel; Dept. 340, Louis Rem-
merde; Dept. 403, L. W. Peterson; Dept.
406, J. B. Franklin.
Five-year pins: Dept. 3-7, C. R. Liv-
ingstone ; Dept. 4-3, P. P. Sanchez ; Dept.
14, P. L. Willis ; Dept. 24-1, Mariana C.
Costantino ; Dept. 24-6, Lois B. Gra-
ham; Dept. 102, Margaret M. Sampo ;
Dept. 235, E. F. Morehouse; Dept. 360,
B. M. McClure.
E. G. Carpenter, Dept. 4-1, wants ride
to and from 4125 Ave. H, second shift,
3:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. Ext. 2159 or
home phone, 5-8977.
Betty Keen, Air Force office, wants
ride to and from 1111 Penn St., 7:30
or 8 a.m. to 5:30 or 5 p.m. Ext. 4247
or home phone, 3-2234.
J. H. Lee (27-1) can take four riders
from Denton, Tex., 7 to 3:45 shift. Can
be contacted at Ext. 2162.
R. L. Blake (31) needs ride from
Haltom City, 7 to 3:45 shift. Can be
contacted at Ext. 2236.
Mrs. RachelFBridges mother of How-
ard D. Bridges (FW Dept. 46), wishes
to thank all Convair people who recently
came to her son's aid by donating blood.
Howard is suffering from cancer in a
The following received employee sug-
gestion awards totaling $393.58 for the
weeks ending Dec. 7 and Dec. 21:
Dept. 14, Tool Service: T. M. Hyder;
Dept. 20, Traffic: G. M. Lee ; Dept. 24,
Tooling: A. H. Moore, D. W. Davis ;
Dept. 25, Plant Engineering: John Fe-
noglio ; Dept. 27, Inspection: J. R.
Blackburn; Dept. 30, Machine Shop: E.
W. Cummins ; Dept. 31, Metal Forming:
R. O. Upchurch, B. E. Laurent.
Dept. 47, Outer Wing and Engine:
T. E. Montgomery ; Dept. 50, Final As-
sembly: Ike Duncan ; Dept. 61, Field
Operations: C. H. White, G. E. Frazier.
The following received employee sug-
gestion awards totaling $109 for the
weeks ending Dec. 29 and Jan. 5:
Dept. 16, Office Services: T. L. Gage ;
ept. 22, Poducti. 27, Inspection & Flight:
W. C. Geopfarth; Dept. 31, Experimen-
tal: E. T. Guy.
Dept. 101, Sheet Metal: R. J. McCrea ;
Dept. 102, Sub-Assy. & Processing: R.
A. Davis; Dept. 225, Wing: J. L. Miller ;
Dept. 235, Fuselage Primary: V. E.
Swarts; Dept. 360, B-36 Outer Panel
Struck : W. A. Neal, G. R. Vollmer, Jr.;
Dept. 403, Tool & Die Shop : L W.
Promoted to or within supervision and
professional and administrative effective
Dept. 300, Field Operations: F. G.
Brown to assistant foreman, W. H. Rum-
baugh to assistant foreman.
Following promoted to or within su-
pervision and professional and adminis-
trative, effective Jan. 1:
Dept. 4, Material: G. P. Denton to
Dept. 7, Works: A. N. Ballard to
assistant superintendent in charge of
Depts. 47, 50 and 73 on second shift.
Dept. 11, Contract: W. F. Cords to
assistant supervisor ; W. V. Gillette to
Dept. 27, Inspection: D. Roberts to
liaison man B.
Dept. 31, Metal Forming: R. L. Root
to foreman; 'R. Kendall to foreman ; R.
D. Shackelford to general foreman ; E.
G. Henderson to assistant general fore-
Dept. 43, Bomb Bay: C. C. Rhodes
to assistant foreman.
Dept. 45, Wing Structure: M. McGee
to assistant foreman ; S. Special to fore-
Dept. 47, Outer Wing and Engine: J.
E. Ivy to assistant general foreman ;
T. P. Bryan to foreman ; R. O. Whaley
to foreman ; M. B. Williamson Jr. to'
foreman ; J. L. Gentry to assistant fore-
man ; E. B. Baines to assistant foreman ;
T. C. Davis to assistant foreman; A. K.
Geistman to assistant foreman.
Dept. 50, Final Assembly: J. Linger-
felt Jr. to assistant foreman ; E. F. Done
to assistant foreman ; T. E. King Jr.
to foreman ; J. W. Giles to foreman ;
E. J. Blair to foreman ; W. R. Arendall
to foreman ; B. G. Brewer to assistant
foreman ; T. C. Allen to assistant fore-
man O. O. Strickland to assistant fore-
man ; R. R. Stewart to assistant fore-
man ; J. P. Speech to assistant foreman ;
J. R. Graham to assistant foreman.
Dept. 63, Conversion: B. J. Ward to
Dept. 73, Sub-Assembly: A. W. Jaracz
to assistant foreman.
Transferred San Diego to Ft. Worth
effective January 4: J. N. Zinn (Dept.
FT. WORTH Drive. Has son,
DAVIS-Son, Gary Gene, 8 lbs., born Gary, 412. Likes to
Dec. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Davis, sail, g a r d e n and
Dept. 25-3. dabble in photogra-
FARMER-Daughter, Vickie Gail. 7 Dhy-
lbs. 6 oz., born Dec. 29 to Mr. and Mrs.
A. B. Farmer, Dept. 22-8.
HOLLINGSWORTH - Son, Karl Ste-
ph'n. 7 lbs. 12 oz., born Dec. 17 to Mr.
and Mrs. G. F. Hollingsworth, Dept. 43.
MEEKS-Deughter, Patricia Ann, 7
lbs. 14 oz., born Dec. 28 to Mr. and
Mrs. N. J. Meeks, Dept. 30.
MILLS-Daughter, Pam Elyse, 8 lbs.
7%2oz., born Dec. 30 to Mr. and Mrs. -
Millard Mills, Dept. 24-1.
POPE-Twins, daughter, Paula Elaine,
5 lbs. 2 oz., and son, Alvin Dwaine.
6 lbs. 2 oz.. born Dec. 15 to Mr. and C. A. Bricknell
Mrs. Alvin Pope, Dept. 46. (Dept. 24 SD) is
REID-Daughter, Deborah Jean, 6 lbs. married and lives
4 oz., born Jan. 1 to Mr. and Mrs. C. E. at 1145 Beryl, Pac-
Reid, Dept. 22-8. ific Beach. Hobbies:
STELL-Daughter, Helen Jane9bs. home workshop,cra-
l',4 oz., born Dec. 31 to Mr. anid Mrs. dio amplifier, cabi-
George Stell, Dept. 24-1. net work.
WILSON, Son, Morris Arthur Jr., 6
lbs. 11%2 oz., born Dec. 28 to Mr. and
Mrs. M. A. Wilson, Dept. 25-3.
CONVAIR COUPLE WED-- GASTON-Daughter, Suzette Renee, 6
Geraldine S. Caton, Convair FW lbs. 8 oz., born Jan. 6 to Mr. and Mrs.
Dept. 24-1, and Harry N. Gil- J.K. Gaston, Dept. 24-6.
bert, Dept. 44, were married Deaths
Dec. 23 in the chapel of the First
Baptist Church at Weatherford, COLE-JamesAE.,IDept. 3, died Dec.
Tex. Attending the couple were I31. Survivors. wife, two daughters, one
son. ~A. P.S ut to n
Doyle Hudson, Dept. 24-I, and FT. WORTH (Dept. 22 SD) is
BARTON-B. Q. Sr., Dept. 82, died married and lives
Mrs. Hudson. The couple are Jan. 10. Survivors: wife, five sons, at 5460 Santa Mar-
now at home at 3520 Ave. N. one daughter, three sisters, four brothers, garita. Likes hunt-
four grandchildren, one great grandchild. ing and fishing.
Appearing below are Convair
men who recently received I 0-
year service pin awards.
M. M. Mason P. H. Paxton
(Dept. 17 SD) start- (D e p t. 4-8 SD)
ed at Vultee Field, started in SD di-right,
also served at Nash- vision. Married, has NEW JOURNEYMEN-K F Leaman, assistant dision
ville and Stinson. two d a u g h t e rs, manager at SD, journeymen Ralph
Lives at 810 Cata- Pamela, 8, Loreleia presents certificates to R
lina, children are: 3. Lives at 4602 Ca- and Robert E. Brown after completion of their apprentice training.
Melanie, 41/, Bar- jon Way, El Cer-
bars An n e,h21/2, rito. Gumtz trained for aircraft and engine mechanic and Brown aimed
Leslie, 9 months, at machinist.
Convairs Operating in Pakistan
Without a Single Empty Seat
Orient A i r w a y s' Convair- miles round trip from Karachi to
Liners have made a name for Dacca. They make the round trip
themselves in Pakistan, are the in a single day, four flights a
L. W. Peterson darlings of the air traveling pub- week. Pressurization is used al-
(Dept. 403 SD) cn e
started work with c and operate almost invariably most all the time and that is one
Convair in same de- svith a 100 per cent load factor. reason why the flights are at
partment. Has one
daughter, E I a i n e This was the report brought capacity. The Convairs get up
Mallory, who lives back this month from abroad b above the hot, bumpy weather.
in V a n c o u v e r,
W a s h. A former Walter Belliston of Flight SD, They are the only ships operating
motorcycle and mo- who spent some months in Pakis- locally in the country with pres-
tan in an advisory capacity. surization and of course are a lot
"We had very little trouble faster than any other locally
with the planes," he declared. operating planes."
'We were short of spares for a Belliston returned to SD just
time and had to do some impro- before Christmas, a few days
rising, but that was the only after the return of Walter Hoff-
strain. The planes are regularly man and Harold Siegenfield who
flying the approximately 3,000 also had been with Orient.
(Dept. 25 SD) has
at 3 9 3 5 A 1 i c i a
D r i v e, is married
and has son, Lawr-
ence, 12, daughter. F-
Joan, 8. Just com-
pleting new home.
A. L. S c h e i b e I
(Dept. 300 SD) is
married a n d h a s
Mary Del, 10; Rob-
ert, 7; Sandra Ann,
4, lives at 2943
Sherwood Lane. Has
home metal w o r k
shop, is member of
SD flying club.
.1. B. . 'ranklin
(Dep1. 406 SD) is
married and lives
at 1205 E. 18th
S t r e e t, National
City. Has spent all
of his time in SD
hobby is photogra-
E. H. Schaller
(Dept. 25 SD) lives
with his wife on
small acreage near
Lakeside. Fruit trees
and chickens keep
him busy but he
finds time for home
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS-That favorite and several others
were among the carols sung at each performance of the CRA
Christmas party. Led by the CRA chorus and its director, R. P.
Kittle, each group of youngsters and their parents warmed up to
the program that followed by joining in enthusiastically with the
carolers. Pictured above is the CRA chorus and director.
(Dept. 25 SD) has
spent his entire ten
y e a r s in Mainte-
n a n c e. Recently
bought new home
at 3827 Louisiana..
Likes gardening and
H. B. Bender
(Dept. 102 SD) lives
at 3970 Hickok with
his wife, son, Don-
a 1 d, 7, daughter,
hunting and fishing
(Dept. 340 SD) has
son, Neal, 12. Lives
at 1736 Bervy. Does
ea rpen try work
in spare time.
CHECKERBOARDS, DE LUXE MODEL-Convair FW checker
players are right next door to heaven now that the new checker
boards are being.-distributed. The new boards, received recently
by P. L. Wise, CRA commissioner of checkers, were made by the
shop class at Ft. Worth's Technical High School. They have brightly
painted squares, are completely coated with clear varnish, and at
one end even have a compartment for keeping the checkers when
not in use. The high school made the boards for CRA for the cost
of the material only. All told, 60 boards were made. According
to Wise, departments desiring a board may send to the Education
pffice after one. They will be distributed on a basis of number
interested in checkers in each department. Next activity for checker
players will be a plant-wide tournament in February, Wise said.
Those pictured around the new boards include Roy McClendon,
one of the students at Tech, K. M. Wetzel, instructor, James Quinn,
coordinator of evening extension classes at the school, and Wise.
C. G. F I e t c h e r
(Dept. 401 SD)
lives at 4851 Lila
Drive. Is married
and has son, L. D.
Fletcher, 25. En-
j o y s woodworking
and metal shop at
C. W. Chapman
(Dept. 6 SD) is
married and lives
at 4036 Be nce
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