Convairiety, Volume 3, Number 26, December 20, 1950 Page: 2 of 8
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CONVAIRIETY December 20, 1950
Pop's Help Boosts
Fort Worth Fund
For Needy Children
E. M. (Pop) Williams has a
big heart. For the past several
weeks he has been reading sto-
ries in the Fort Worth Star-
Telegram of what Christmas
will be like in the homes of
needy Fort Worth children.
So 68-year-old Pop decided
to do something about it. For
several years he has donated
money to the Star-Telegram's
Goodfellow Fund for needy
children. This year he won-
dered if his fellow workers in
Dept. 81 would like to do the
same thing. The idea grew.
Soon over 500 Dept. 81 workers
had contributed a total of $300
to the fund.
"It'll be a brighter Christmas
for us all, now!" says Pop.
Free Area Required
For Truck Passage
Convair SD employees working
at plant 2 have been instructed
not to park their cars between
buildings 2 and 3, leaving this
area clear to permit access of
large trucks and trailers. Ample
parking space is available on the
west side of Pacific Highway.
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NOVEMBER'S 100 PER CENTERS-Shown here are repre-
sentatives of nine Convair FW factory direct departments (and
some of superintendents to whom they report) which met or
exceeded their realization goals in November. Plaques presented
by Factory Manager C. H.
partments. New bars will be
that the departments keep
White are hung in respective de-
hung, below plaques for each month
their realization at or above the
The following Convair FW employees
recently received service pins:
Fifteen-year pins: Dept. 6, R. H.
Schwarz ; Dept. 24, E. L. Minch ; Dept.
25, M. C. Knutson.
Ten-year pins: Dept. 4, A. K. Lawly;
Dept. 6, H. F. Carlberg, F. D. Fox, P.
J. Mais, B. S. Unger, A. F. Walter, E.
W. Foster; Dept. 7, F. C. Clayton; Dept.
1i, G. G. Stogadill ; Dept. i2, F. J. D.
Bowen ; Dept. 14, B. R. Stapp ;BDept. 22,
J. E . Pare Jr. ; Dept. 24, F. Bates, W.
E. Gerhart; Dept. 27, T. E. Hoffman.
H. D. Roye.
Dept. 46, C. Houp Jr., E. V. Minch;
Dept. 47, W. H. Govett, G. G. Baker, J.
H. Braunt Jr.; Dept. 50, C. W. Burks
Jr. ; Dept. 61, E. D. Routledge ; Dept. 63,
J. B. Ritchie; Dept. 73, J. T. Bednarz;
Dept. 82, John Hogue Jr.
Five-Year Pins : Dept. 3, 5. M. Fitts,
S. R.eMercey, E. L. Roach ; Dept. 4, C.
C. Bodine; Dept. 6, W. C. Sampson, R.
E. Powers, R. L. Sullivan, W. A. Brat-
ton Jr., S. LePoris, W. D. Smith, J. H.
Davis ; Dept. 8, P. L. Ondo, D. E. Sloan ;
Dept. 12, O. J. Cooper, W. L. Hatcher,
P. S. Brown Jr., W. H. Ware.
Dept. 20, J W. Read, T. M. Douglas ;
Dept. 22, K. W. Geisert, R. H. West-
moreland, S. B. Grimes, E. H. Willough-
by ; Dept. 24, J. W. Brown, C. L. Hart,
R. K. May, R. O. Owen, T. S. Foley, L.
M. Little ; Dept. 25, G. C. Whipple, M.
S. Biggar, P. M. McMains, R. E. Owens.
Dept. 27, G. O. Orr, I. Dowden, W. G.
Bourland, F. P. Caldwell, J. A. Chap-
man, D. A. Tulles, W. O. Denman, H.
C. Bruce, T. H. Richards, J. W. Reeves;
Dept. 30, J. A. Doggett, W. H. Humph-
ries, C. L. Lindsay, R. Paul, G. S. Still-
well, B. Tompkins, J. B. Holland, E. H.
McGrady, G H. .Russell; Dept. 31, J. A.
Benton, J. M. Carpenter, A. C. Holt, L.
Murphy, R. T. Buntyn, S. D. Crider, A.
F. Filip, R. McDowell, W. C. Miller. C.
Dept. 43, C. L. Richards, J. W. In-
man, A. D. Taube ; Dept. 44, A. O.
Barnes, R. Steel, J. A. White, H. B.
Nettleton, G. L. Thomas ; Dept. 45, O.
W. Hill, H. B. Lancaster; Dept. 46, M.
M. Booth, H. O. Story, B. L. Pate, R.
Y. Thomas; Dept. 47, P. E. Stone, J. C.
Wright, J. W. Blalock, R. L. Henderson,
J. M. Hughes, C. C. Miller, G. W. Rich-
rsons; Dept. 48, C. O. Gains, H. W.
Dept. 50, W. C. Blackmon, C. T.
Luther, T.,L.WMacLina . R. Marsden,
L. E. Brodie, J. L. Moore : Dept. 61, W.
L. Hawkins, M. L. Smith, I. W. Sutton,
R. J. Thompson, R. Warren Jr., M. B.
Earl), M. D. Garrett, W. H. Nelms, W.
E. Nichols; IDept. 63, T. N. Beauchamp,
H. D. Creamer, J. C. Howell Jr., W. P.
Loftin, C. E. Wilson, J. W. Carroll, H.
Dept. 73, M. F. Manske, L. K. Garth,
J. R. Graham, E. G. Scott, P. F. Wass-
er ; Dept. 75, W. C. Osmon, H. L. Wat-
son ; Dept. 76, W. H. Flickinger; Dept.
81, D. W. Addison, H. J. Barbee, M. E.
Coplin, C. A. Garrett, I. T. Hutton, D.
0. Jordon, W. L. King, B. J. Norris, G.
A. Watkins, A. C. Choat, W. B. Clem-
ons, R. B. Colston, J. H. Davis, T. L.
Dawson, J. C. Starnes ; Dept. 82, C. J.
Baker, O. W. Fitzhugh, L. D. Mitchell,
J. C. Moore, M. L. Prater.
Following employees received employee
suggestion awards totaling $231:
IDept. 25: T. W. Eakin ; Dept. 27, J.
G. Swaner, R. B. Dean; Dept. 30, A. J.
Knight Jr., A. N. Littlefield, J. T.
White ; Dept. 50, John West, 0. W.
Ewing ; Dept. 61, C. E. Smith ; Dept. 75,
M. L. Redmann.
John A. Lynch, Dept. 8-1, wants ride
to and from 3202 Darnell (Parkview
Apartments), first shift. Ext. 5222.
ANDERSON-Son, Causen Wiley, 5
lbs. 74 oz., born Nov. 26 to Mr. and,
Mrs. C. A. Anderson, Dept. 30.
To The Colors
Following are Convair FW employees
who gave military service as reason for
Dept. 4: L. E. Royall, J. T. Francisco,
B. J. Wilson, T. C. Buntyn Jr., Jack
Bullock, I. E. McMorris, R. A. Crad-
dock, R. B. Pence; Dept. 6, J. C.
Fischer Jr., R. R. Wills ; Dept. 12, E. J.
Rawlinson ; Dept. 14, R. G. Thompson.
Dept. 20, T. F. Owens Jr., D. D.
Dean, R. K. Clark; Dept. 22, O. B.
Chapman Jr., C. G. Wickham, R. L.
Todd. K. G. Wanzo ; Dept. 25, 1C. L.
Blum; Dept. 27, J. T. Mitchell, R. E.
Dykes, R. M. T'raw, W. R. Cates Jr.;
Dept. 31, B. F. Jones, K. J. Richardson,
Jack Bewley Jr., C. W. Covey, R. J.
Gilliam, R. B. Moon, V. S. McGarrah, L.
W. Perry, R. H. DesJardins, B. CG. Dod-
son, B. P. Schluter, R. D. Ferguson, P.
Dept. 44, W. W. Wells, E. D. Harri-
son, W. F. Jordan, Theo Aaron, J. D.
Shivers, B. T. Shook, A. J. Renaker Jr.,
S. D. Lunsford ; Dept. 45, W. C. Paul-
ing, J. W. Utley, H. O. Farris ;
Dept. 46, Fred Robason, J. L. Oakley,
B. J. Brown, D. F. Coffee, B. O. White,
H. B. St. Pierre, B. J. Sinclair ; Dept.
47, D. C. Dunbar, W. J. Dyer, Troy
Dept. 48, J. A. Griffin, A. W. Lloyd ;
Dept. 50, A. L. Robinson, J. L. Hawk,
V. G. Spurgeon, C. G. Baker, S. L.
Bullock, R. L. Tidwell, W. C. Noakes ;
Dept. 61, B. I. McDonald ; Dept. 63, G.
A. Coleman, L. Lewis, J. A. Mitchell, J.
D. Rogers, W. E. Talovich ; Dept. 73, A.
J. Horan, R. P. Miller, R. W. Crawford,
W. O. Sanner ; Dept. 75, C. E. Hankins,
W. H. Hartin ; Dept. 76, J. W. McCurry
Jr., B. E. Putnam, I. L. Hollis, D. J.
Taylor ; Dept. 82, D. R. Carter.
Following Convair FW employees pro-
moted to or within supervision, pro-
fessional or administrative:
Dept. 2: R. L. Pownder, J .R. May-
berry, G. A. Jones, to statistical analyst
A; Dept. 3, V. L. Miller to training
specialist A ; Dept. 4, J. P. Nordin to
assistant foreman; O. L. Murdock, 0. A.
Knight to buyer A ; Dept. 6, L. C. Sonn-
tag to field service representative B.
Dept. 7, C. E. Watt to assistant super-
intendent; Dept. 9, C. E. Breen to
assistant supervisor ; Dept. 22, D. G.
Brew, Norland Brown to project liaison
man A; G. 0. Davis to foreman; Dept.
24, W. 0. Sunafrank to toni research
analyst A ; Dept. 27, J. C. Traweek, W.
L. Chippeaux to assistant supervisor.
Dept. 43, O. Gage to assistant fore-
man ; Dept. 44, E. D. Routledge to assist-
ant general foreman ; Dept. 45, F. E.
Brinkley to assistant foreman ; Dept. 46,
R. W. Deviney, H. Williams to assistant
foreman ; Dept. 61, C. L. Hart to assist-
ant foreman ; Dept. 73, R. A. Cunning-
ham, J. P. Kirkland to assistant fore-
man ; Dept. 81, H. N. Harrison, L. C.
Wann, J. M. Moncrief to assistant fore-
Recent transfers from Fort Worth to
Dept. 27: P. M. Prophett, Flight Cap-
Dept. 300: J. R. Morey Jr., Flight &
Service Mechanic A.
O'MEARA-David L., Dept. 44, died
Dec. 3. Survivors: wife.
NEW OFFICERS-1951 officers and board of control memb
of the Convair Management Club at FW division are shown
their first meeting. Left to right are: R. M. Gallagher, board
control; F. G. Bramlett, board of control; B. C. Simmons, treasur
J. L. Budros, corresponding secretary; A. J. Combs, second sh
vice-president; E. C. Costantino, president; H. L. Wendorf, vi
president; W. A. Calvert, recording secretary; R. F. Crabtree, J.
Massey, and J. B. Brock, all board of control.
FW Model Airplane
Club to Organize
An organization meeting of the
Convair FW Model Airplane Club
will be held at 7 p.m., Jan. 2 at
the Y.M.C.A. All FW division
Convair and Air Force personnel
and members of their families
are invited to attend.
Sixty employees already have
indicated a desire to form the
club, according to A. Feltis, Dept.
ers 73, temporary chairman.
in Members will build models dur-
of ing the winter months, and com-
pete in outside flying events
er; when the weather permits.
hift Feltis pointed out that all
ce- those who attend the first meet-
E. ing will be recognized as charter
members of the organization.
Convair's Christmas gift ex-
change, opened Dec. 18, will re-
main open until all second shift
people have had a chance to pre-
sent claim checks during the
night of Friday, Dec. 22, and
until third shifters are accommo-
dated Saturday morning.
If you plan to bring a gift to
the plant for a friend, take it to
the main entrance of the Old Per-
sonnel Building on Grant's Lane
before clocking in. Leave the
package with the guard at the BROTHERS HONORED-Minch brothers at Convair FW re-
exchange window. He will give cently received service pins for combined total of 25 years service
you a claim check. Give this with Convair. A. P. Higgins, chief tool engineer (left), presents
check to your friend and tell him 15-year pin to E. L. Minch, Dept. 24-I, while E. V. Minch, Dept. 46,
to pick up the gift after clocking receives I0-year pin from L. L. Tuttle, superintendent of Major
to t ta+an im b fnr th "1
out, or at any tme e eore t e
exchange is closed.
Bride of Four Days
Dies as Car Upsets
Mrs. Aileen Perry, Convair FW
Dept. 31, second shift, was killed
instantly Dec. 4 when the car she,
was driving overturned on High-
way 81 two miles south of Fort
Mrs. Perry, a bride of only
four days, was returning to Fort
Worth with her husband, William
Cosby Perry Jr., after a honey-
moon in Austin. The accident oc-
2urred after Mrs. Perry appar-
ently fell asleep at the wheel.
Perry was seriously injured.
Mrs. Perry was the former
Aileen Anna Byington.
Witchell Named Supervisor Of
Flight Operations for FW
A. S. (Doc) Witchell, Convair Purpose of the pr
FW B-36 pilot, returned to duty find ways to build the
at Convair FW this week and was sible airplanes and
promoted to supervisor of Flight them in the safest po
Operations after a four-month ner, thus saving live
tour of duty as civilian consultant and funds.
on the Air Force's aircraft safety This involves not
program. things as standardizat
Witchell, w h o s e experience pit arrangements and
rates him as one of the senior procedures, but als
B-36 pilots in the nation, was as- some aspects of airs
signed by Convair at the Air and design of airplan
Force's request to work with the systems.
Directorate of Flight Safety Re- A former Air Forc
search, Norton Air Force Base, self, Witchell in hisi
San Bernardino, Calif. ment will continue
PERRY-Aileen, Dept. 31, died Dec. * L
4.eSurvivors: husband, parents, one
sister and two brothers. * w Uf.u I.ww ..~
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