General Dynamics News, Volume 20, Number 1, Wednesday, January 11, 1967 Page: 2 of 2
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GENERAL DYNAMICS NEWS
Wednesday, January II, 1967
Violet Downs and her husband
believe in "togetherness." She's
a Dept. 17 PBX operator; Johnny
is a 25-year employe now in
Dept. 346. At home, the Downs
operate a small printing shop in
their garage. They virtually pub-
lish the monthly magazine tor El
Texa Grotto. Johnny is a charter
member of El Texa Grotto drum
and bugle corps; Violet is mem-
bership chairman for ladies aux-
iliary of the organization. The
Downs are tireless travelers,
having visited nearly all the
states, Mexico and Canada. Next
on the agenda: a summer trip to
Nevada and the West Coast.
Over in White Settlement, they
used to call O. C. Mclntire "your
honor." He was a city council-
man and mayor pro-tem of the
community. Nowadays, the Dept.
4-1 release analyst puts in many
spare hours as associate super-
intendent and deacon in his
church. Mclntire has been with
FW division 20 years, and he's
now responsible for writing pur-
chase orders on honeycomb
material. Mclntire served for
about five years in the Army
Medical Corps during WW II—
including a four-year stint in a
Galveston hospital and a one-
year stay in India.
Dec. 31 was a big day for
C. E. "Buster" Jones, Dept. 25.
He received his 25-year pin. A
machine-tool repairman, Jones
has always worked in mainten-
ance. Wife Virginia works in
Dept. 4. Last month, he was
elected commander of Knights
Templar KT. Buster and Virginia
will sponsor two drill teams from
the lodge in national competition
in Detroit next August. Jones has
been active in Masonic Work for
over 20 years, and he's also a
drill-team member. The Joneses
like to fish and usually manage
to do so on a road trip they take
Square dancing is Drennon
McReary's favorite pastime. As
a member of the GDRA activity,
she dances every Thursday night
at the Clubhouse. Saturday
nights, she do-si-dos with the
Circle 8 club. An accounting
clerk in Dept. 9-0, Drennon has
been at FW division 12 years.
She previously was a clerk and
later release analyst in material
department and has worked for
three years in the cashier's office.
Traveling is another hobby en-
joyed by Drennon and her hus-
band—a telephone company
employe. They vacation in Grand
Mesa, Colo, each year.
W. L. Lewis, Dept. 22, claims
he likes his job, and the record
tends to prove it. He's been a
dispatcher in manufacturing con-
trol ever since he joined the divi-
sion March 4, 1943. He's a native
of Abilene and moved to Fort
Worth when he joined the divi-
sion. Lewis' daughter, Geneane
Borth, is the attractive reception-
ist in the I I I Reception Room.
He • has another daughter in
California and two sons working
for the post office in Fort Worth.
Lewis is a golfer and inveterate
football fan who's looking for-
ward to next year. His favorite
college team is Texas U.
’Absence of a Cello To Be Presented
Next wing and Masque pro-
duction will be “Absence of a
Cello,” written by Ira Wallach.
Production dates for the family-
type comedy will be Feb. 10, 11,
17 and and 18 at Wing and
Masque Theater, 2966 Park Hill
Curtain time will be 8:15 p.m.
“Spotlight” entertainment at 8.
Xcf Seek €h tried
Promotions to and within supervision,
effective Dec. 12:
Dept. 20: to shipping foreman, R. C.
Gray; Dept. 22: to manufacturing control
assistant foreman, M. D. McEndree.
Dept. 31: to assistant general foreman,
O. J. Adcock Jr.; Dept. 33: to assistant
general foreman, J. R. Blackburn, F. A.
Dept. 34: to general foreman, V. L.
Holland; Dept. 151: to assistant foreman,
L. E. Heath.
Dept. 155: to assistant foreman, C. W.
Martin; Dept. 178: to field operations
supervisor, J. E. Barnett, R. Rash.
Dept. 346: to assistant foreman, C. F.
Hall; Dept. 105: to change proposal assis-
tant supervisor, P. Ulmer.
Promotions to and within supervision,
effective Dec. 26:
Dept. 22: to manager of manufacturing
control, B. M. McHarg Jr.; to chief of
manufacturing control, C. B. McWilliams.
Dept. 30: to assistant foreman, J. W.
Cabe, H. J. Lewis; Dept. 31: to assistant
foreman, J. D. Ponder.
Dept. 32: to assistant foreman, C. A.
Potter; Dept. 35: to assistant foreman,
J. W. Hutcheson.
Dept. 37: to assistant foreman, A. E.
Nix Jr., O. R. Pettit; to assistant general
foreman, V. A. Roberts.
Dept. 39: to general foreman, R. D.
Shackelford; Dept. 81: to tool manufactur-
ing assistant foreman, M. M. Foster, J. S.
Lindsey, J. L. Plunk.
Dept. 150: to assistant foreman, E. B.
Young; Dept. 151: to assistant foreman,
D. E. Anderson, M. G. Burton, W. E.
Dept. 155: to assistant foreman, W. T.
Lowery; Dept. 180: to buying supervisor,
H. D. Cyphers, D. S. Wilson.
Dept. 183: to maintenance analysis super-
visor, B. A. Gallaway, M. S. Rettinger;
Dept. 477: to assistant foreman, K. G.
HEIDLER—Nancy, Dept. 17. Seniority
date Nov. 23, 1942 (FW), retirement effec-
tive Dec. 30. 1200 Fifth Ave., FW.
MILLS—William, Dept. 20-2. Seniority
date Dec. 16, 1948 (FW), retirement effec-
tive Dec. 30. 2609 Galvez, FW.
MULLENNIX—E. D., Dept. 40. Sen-
iority date Jan. 26, 2943 (FW), retirement
effective Dec. 30. 3413 Half Moon Dr.,
SMITH—A. N., Dept. 4-5. Seniority
date Dec. 23, 1942 (FW), retirement effec-
tive Dec. 30. Rt. 1, Tolar, Texas.
SLOAN—F. W., Dept. 16. Seniority
date July 16, 1942 (FW), retirement effec-
tive Dec. 30. 5909 Wheaton Dr., FW.
STUMBO—W. H.. Dept. 105. Seniority
date March 3, 1942 (FW), retirement effec-
tive Nov. 30. 8800 Guadalupe Rd., FW.
LARGENT—B. K., Dept. 15-4. Seniority
date June 3, 1952 (FW), retirement effec-
tive Jan. 9. Chico, Texas.
MARSH—M. A., Dept. 346. Seniority
date Nov. 17, 1947 (FW), retirement
effective Jan. 6. 7817 Tacoma Dr., FW.
Published by General Dy-
namics Corporation, One
Rockefeller Plaza, New
York, N.Y. 10020.
Fort Worth division editorial of-
fice, mail zone T-63, P.O. Box
748, Fort Worth, Texas, PErshing
2-4811, ext. 2961. DAVE LEWIS,
editor; Mary Beck.
The following received Employe Sugges-
tion awards totaling $4,049.80 for the
S. L. Cole, J. D. Duncan.
Dept. 19, Michael Kliaisky; Dept. 22.
J. W. Davenport. H. W. Stout; Dept. 24,
V. V. Gilley, H. S. Hale. R. W. Kirkland,
J. G. Little Jr., J. A. Williams Jr., R. D.
Wilson, Robert Worrell.
Dept. 25, J. L. Haynes, R. T. Laymon,
J. D. McCollum, F. C. Rcconnu, R. M.
Scott. J. F. Taylor.
Dept. 26. R. P. Kirkland, L. B. Tillery;
Dept. 29. S. H. Elliston Jr.
Dept. 30, Thomas Reid; Dept. 31, E. C.
Hunnicutt; Dept. 32, C. E. Pelton; Dept.
33. M. K. Canada.
Dept. 36. W. E. Micthell; Dept. 56,
L. G. B. Wadrip; Dept. 77, Sam Fain.
Dept. 81. B. D. Hays. A. D. Taube;
Dept. 83, W. E. Clark; Dept. 84, M. N.
Dept. 87. J. D. Morgan; Dept. 94,
L. G. Gilbreath; Dept. 95, C. R. Coombes,
L. J. Evans.
Dept. 175, C. O. Tucker; Dept. 180,
J. W. Wright; Dept. 182. J. C. Gilliland.
Dept. 187, M. P. Rudd; Dept. 304, C. B.
period ending Dec. 21:
Dept. 11, L. V. Fondren
1. B. Russell; Dept. 17, R. M
DEITZER—J. H.. Dept. 4. died Dec.
25. Survivors include his wife and two
MOORE—R. W.. Dept. 82. died Dec. 4.
Survivors include his wife and two daugh-
MORRIS—J. N„ Dept. 4-3. died Dec.
14. Survivors include his wife, four daugh-
ters and two sons.
REEVES—B. J.. Dept. 40. died Jan. 2.
Survivors include his wife and three sons.
SIMMONS—L. L.. Dept. 54, died Dec.
27. Survivors include his wife, one son and
Friends of my Father, Tom McCrary, at
General Dynamics have been wonderful to
us in this time of our great and tragic
loss. We could not have made it through
without your tremendous help and heart
warming encouragement. Our most sincere
thanks and lifelong gratitude to each and
all of you.
Mike McCrary and relatives
The family of Jessie Reed wishes to
thank the people at General Dynamics for
the kindness shown durine the long illness
and death of Mr. Reed. Thank you espec-
ially for the chair which we needed very
Mrs. Jessie Reed
My sincere thanks to all our friends at
General Dynamics for the expression of
sympathy and floral offerings during the
sickness and death of our husband and
father. Henry F. Ray. May the Lord bless
Mrs. Henry F. Ray and family
We wish to thank our many friends
for the kind expressions of sympathy and
beautiful floral offerings during our recent
The Family of J. H. Dcitzer
I want to express my sincere thanks and
appreciation for all the thoughtfulness
shown to me by my friends in Dept. 81.
A. L. King
We gratefully acknowledge with sincere
appreciation the many expressions of
sympathy extended during the time of our
recent loss of husband and father. To the
many friends at General Dynamics, FW
and Quincy, Mass, divisions for the cards,
flowers and contributions to the Johnie
Herbert Memorial Fund, we say God Bless
The Family of Johnie H. Herbert
Ride Wanted From
4704 Vance Rd., 8 a.m. shift, call
Patricia Riddell, BU 1-3543.
Starts Jan. 18
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BEAUTY—Sleek model by Bill Russo, quality assurance depart-
ment at Edwards AFB, wins top prize. It's easy to see why.
Camera Club Slates Course
For Both Beginners, Pros
Two photography classes spon-
sored by GDRA Camera Activity
are due to begin soon at GDRA.
Stone will be instructor. Topics
will include composition, negative
analysis, printing, retouching,
mounting and presentation.
An advanced six-week course
in solon photography will begin
Jan. 18. Classes will meet from
7 to 9:30 p.m. every other Wed-
nesday in the Club Studio.
Charge is $2 for club members
and $3 for non-members. Claude
CAMERA ACE—Jim Grider,
Dept. 17 photo lab employe,
displays plaque earned as Fort
Worth Camera Club Photogra-
pher of the Year for Class AA
black-and-white prints. Grider
accumulated most points in con-
tests during the year.
A class for beginners will start
Feb. 7. Classes will meet in the
studio from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. each
Tuesday for eight weeks. Aaron
Murray will instruct.
Cost is $4 for non-members and
$3 for club members.
A program meeting is scheduled
at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Club-
house. “Interesting slide shows
will highlight the program,” ac-
cording to Program Chairman
On Jan. 25, a combined black-
and-white print contest and color-
slide contest will be held by ac-
tivity members. Three judges will
be on hand; an electronic voting
machine will also be used.
Radio Class Opens
Jan. 26 at GDRA
A class to help persons prepare
for the novice license exam will
begin Jan. 26 and continue for
about six weeks, Radio Commis-
sioner J. L. Hudson announced.
The first class will meet from
7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Radio Room
in the Clubhouse at GDRA.
Persons interested should sign
before Jan. 21 at the inplant rec-
Time to Dance
“New classes in ballroom danc-
ing will begin this month,” an-
nounced Commissioner Ike Pem-
Adult classes are scheduled
each Tuesday night at the Club-
house. Cost is $5 for beginners
and $10 for advanced students.
Registration is in the inplant
Class for Jan. 19
GDRA Rockhound Activity will
sponsor a class in general lap-
idary and faceting beginning Jan.
Classes will be held from 7 to
9 p.m. each Thursday in GDRA
Rockhound Shop in Fieldhouse
No. 3. The course will run six
Instructors will be George
Feild, G. B. Reed and Bob Masse-
gee. Those interested in joining
may contact Feild at ext. 4112
Pair of Bridge
Two intermediate level bridge
classes are scheduled to start Jan.
20 at GDRA. Lessons will be
held at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Fee is $3 per person for the
series of six lessons and may be
paid at the inplant recreation of-
fice when registering.
“A minimum of 10 persons
will be required to form a class,”
said Commissioner Bob Deering.
It’s Bingo Tonight
Women’s Activity will hold a
bingo party at 7:30 p.m. tonight
in the Clubhouse.
Door fee is 50 cents, and prizes
will be awarded.
The following employes were due to
receive service emblems during the period
Twenty-five year: Dept. 7, T. F. Rogers;
Dept. 22, J. L. Lambert; Dept. 25, C. E.
Dept. 29, W. T. Carney, H. L. Wendorf
Jr.; Dept. 155, J. Caglage.
Dept. 307, B. D. Martin; Dept. 346,
Twenty-year: Dept. 14, J. Neff; Dept.
18, C. E. Rosenau; Dept. 20, B. N.
Dept. 24, C. L. Burke, F. H. Pitts;
Dept. 25, J. L. Bowman; Dept. 27, R. C.
Dept. 29, C. J. Warren; Dept. 30, O. H.
Bernhardt; Dept. 33, R. L. Scholwinski.
Dept. 56, D. C. Sherrod; Dept. 74,
J. F. Coner; Dept. 77, G. C. Carter,
H. L. Lucas.
Dept. 81, R. B. Colston; Dept. 94, C. O.
Briggs, C. K. Rayburn; Dept. 97, R. E.
Gainer Jr., H. E. McMurtrey.
Dept. 155, T. H. McNutt; Dept. 178,
E. E. Wilson; Dept. 182, N. B. Stewart;
Dept. 346, A. B. Jones.
Fifteen-year: Dept. 15, D. E. Halford;
Dept. 22, L. Warchesik; Dept. 25, O. S.
Flynn, M. M. Vandiver.
Dept. 30, R. H. Davis Jr.; Dept. 80,
E. R. Culpepper, J. T. Procknow; Dept.
81, T. C. Caylor, D. H. Dunn Jr., D. L.
Dept. 82, D. Jones; Dept. 97, W. G.
Haynes, D. L. Shafer.
Ten-year: Dept. 4, W. E. Peden; Dept.
16, B. P. Cavnnar Jr.; Dept. 60, M. G.
Dept. 62. W. E. Moore, B. W. Newland;
Dept. 63, B. H. Hillis Jr.; Dept. 65, V. L.
Dept. 77, R. L. Pendleton; Dept. 81,
I. A. Rekieta, C. R. Shaddox, V. A.
Dept. 94, P. J. Redman; Dept. 180,
C. C. Johnson; Dept. 307, E. J. Logan Jr.
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