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HARD LABOR REWARDED will be the lot of these three Sandians 
who are earning Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering at the 
University of New Mexico this June. L to R, Capt. John Crone 5421, 
Robert Creveling 5414, and Stan Locus 5412. 


Graduate Degrees 
Will Be Awarded 
To Three Sandians 

Three Sandians are receiving Mas¬ 
ter of Science degrees in Electrical 
Engineering at the University of 
New Mexico this June. John L. 
Crone 5421, Stan Locus 5412 and 
Robert Creveling 5414 will be 
awarded their sheepskins at the 1952 
commencement exercises. 

John Crone attended the Univer¬ 
sity of Maryland, Ohio State Uni¬ 
versity and the Air Force Institute 
of Technology and has been attend¬ 
ing the University of New Mexico 
evening classes since February, 1951. 
He is married and has three chil¬ 
dren and at present is assigned to 
Sandia Corporation while on duty 
as a captain with the Air Force. 

Bob Creveling received his bache¬ 
lor of science degree from California 
Institute of Technology. He also 
attended Texas A&M and New Mex¬ 
ico School of Mines. Bob and his 
wife have two daughters, one of 
whom is a sophomore at the Uni¬ 
versity. 

Stan Locus attended the Univer¬ 
sity of California where he received 
his bachelor of science degree in 
electrical engineering. Stan is mar¬ 
ried and has one child. 


Toastmistress Club 
Meets with Group 
From Albuquerque 

Turquoise Toastmistress Club held 
a joint dinner meeting with the 
Tanoan Club May 21 at the Coro¬ 
nado Club. Virginia Miller, Toast¬ 
mistress, conducted the program for 
the evening, a panel type discussion 
with a travel theme. Speakers for 
the Tanoan club were Mary Menaul, 
Gertrude Herring, and Videl Hud- 
der. Mildred Harris and Rita Wine- 
berg spoke for the Base club. 


Big Ten Alumni 
Picnic June 8 

Albuquerque alumni of Big Ten 
schools will join forces Sunday, June 
8, and have a picnic in the Sandia 
Mountains at Doc Long’s recreation 
area. The affair will get underway 
at 10 a.m. and those attending are 
asked to bring their own food and 
water. Various forms of entertain¬ 
ment will be furnished for the 
youngsters and older participants. 

The picnic is sponsored jointly by 
the alumni groups from Ohio State, 
Purdue, Indiana and Illinois. Alumni 
of the other Big Ten schools are 
invited to attend. 


Officers Elected 
By ISA Members 

The Instrument Society of America 
elected Whitey Hollenback, 1533-4, 
their new president at a recent meeting. 
Ted Morse, 1530, was named vice- 
president ; and Dick Richards, 1282, is 
treasurer. National Delegate is Bill 
Beal. 

At the next meeting of the Society 
a talk on "Altitude, Temperature and 
Humidity Applications,” will be pre¬ 
sented by Mr. Tom I-opiccolo, of 
Bowser, Inc., manufacturers of low 
altitude test chambers. 

The talk will be held at the Uni¬ 
versity of New Mexico, Mitchell Hall, 
8 p. m. 


Safety Director 
Will Speak at 
AEC Meeting 

A. Burton Metzger, corporation 
Safety Director, is scheduled to 
speak at the annual conference of 
the Atomic Energy Commission to 
be held at Richland, Wash., May 27 
and 28. 

Two separate talks are scheduled. 
One is on the subject of Explosive 
Vapors and the other is on Micro- 
waves. 



Vol. IV, No. 1 1 SANDIA CORPORATION, ALBUQUERQUE. N. M. May 23. 1952 


Sandian Sings With Civic Symphony 
In Final Concert of 1951-52 Season 


McKenzie Appointed 
Head of Sandia’s 
Patent Department 

Mr. Donald McKenzie, newly ap¬ 
pointed Patent Manager, 210, has 
been with the Bell System for 32 
years. In his post here at Sandia 
he will supervise the functions and 



Mr. McKenzie 


personnel of the former Patent Serv¬ 
ices and Contracts Administrative 
Division, 1923. Mr. McKenzie will 
report to Mr. Frank L. Dewey, Gen¬ 
eral Attorney. 

In 1920 Mr. McKenzie was em¬ 
ployed by the Bell System Research 
Department. He transferred in 1927 
to the Apparatus Development De¬ 
partment of Bell Telephone Labora¬ 
tories. 

Two years later Mr. McKenzie 
joined Electrical Research Products, 
Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of 
Bell Lab, as a consulting engineer 
connected with the development of 
sound motion pictures. In 1936 he 
was appointed Director of Engineer¬ 
ing, a post he held until 1941 when 
he went to the Patent Department 
of Bell Lab. 

Mr. McKenzie and his family plan 
to live in town. He has two sons, 
21 and 17 years old. 


“I’m what you would call a semi- 
professional singer, I just sing for pleas¬ 
ure and have been singing ever since I 
can remember,” said Ellen Cunning¬ 
ham, 2461-2, when asked about her 
musical talents. 

May 9 in the Albuquerque Civic 
Symphony concert she was soloist with 
the Albuquerque Choral Association in 
Hans Lange’s “Hear My Prayer.” Ellen 
has sung with this same group often. 
For two years she sang soprano roles in 
the Christmas “Messiah.” Last Yule- 
tide she was one of five soloists to sing 
Bach’s “Magnificat.” 

She studied voice at the University 
here w'here she became a member of 
Sigma Alpha Iota, honorary musical 
fraternity. “My best formal training 
was the four years I studied under Dr. 
Burton Thatcher who came here from 
the Chicago Musical College. It gave 
me a chance to be with my family and 
friends and still take lessons from one of 
the best voice instructors.” 

Ellen says she well remembers her 
first public appearance. “It was awful! 
When I was about 16 1 began to study 
voice and a few months later was sched¬ 
uled for my first recital. Mother was 
sitting in the audience, very proud of 
me, and my accompanist played the 
little introduction. I opened my mouth 
and I was so frightened that no sound 
came—not even a squeak. The pianist 
played the introduction the second time 


The Coronado Club will initiate a 
new' type of party tomorrow night when 
the pages of time are turned back to 
the carefree days of the Gay 90’s. Be¬ 
sides an evening of dancing the party 
will feature a hilarious old time show 
complete w'ith handle bar moustaches 
and bustles. 

“The entire cast will be in costume 
and those who want to join in the fun 
and dress up in Gay 90’s style are more 
than w'elcome to do so,” says Terry 
Riggin, 1243, party chairman. 

In true honky-tonk fashion the show 
will feature singing waiters, a traditional 
hiss-the-villain melodrama, solos by 
Jacque Quinn, 1810, the Sandia Song¬ 
stress; an accordion troubadour, dance 
routines with comely lasses and finally 



Ellen Cunningham 

and it was no better. The third time I 
managed to overcome my fear.” 

When the Sandia Choristers were or¬ 
ganized about two years ago Ellen was 
one of those w'ho helped and then 
assisted as director. She was choir lead¬ 
er for four years at one of the down¬ 
town churches and she still solos, and 
has for eight years, at the Temple 
Albert. 

Ellen’s husband, F. B. “Sandy” 
Cunningham, 1311, sings in some of 
the groups with her. 


a stupendous surprise act which has 
been undergoing secret rehearsals for 
w'eeks. 

Music for the occasion will be pro¬ 
vided by an eight piece orchestra led 
by Happy Andrews. 

Hal Gunn, 4222, will preside over 
the entertainment in his role as master 
of ceremonies, headw'aiter, and bouncer. 
The Sandialeers Glee Club will act as 
singing waiters and Lew Walrath, 2452, 
is directing the melodrama. 

The men behind the curtains are Ted 
Anderson, 3221, entertainment chair¬ 
man; Ed Shorr, 1216, costumes; Larry 
Neibel, 1541, music; Frank Gagliardi, 
1243, reservations; and Hank Harding, 
3151, table arrangements. 

The party will be free to members 
and fifty cents for guests. 


It’s Back to The Gay ’90s Tomorrow 
Night at New Coronado Club Party 


"The Great A~F 

Inrnh Rnhhprx/^ 

The Thrilling Story of History’s 

1 1 1C- U1 Cul A L 

Ills INUUDCl V 

Greatest Threat—and Soviet Treachery 


by Bob Considine 

(International News Service 
Correspondent) 

World Copyright, 1951, by 
International News Service 


This series of articles is reprinted 
in the Sandia Bulletin bp special 
permission of International News 
Service. This is the first of 11 
articles. 


This is the story — as it never 
has been possible to tell it before 
— of how Russia stole the secrets 
of the atomic bomb and of the 
shadowy men and women who suc¬ 
cessfully engineered the most as¬ 
tounding international theft of all 
time. 

The author — famed writer- 
reporter-columnist Bob Considine, 
devoted months of research gath¬ 
ering the facts. He talked with 
Scotland Yard men and atomic 
experts in England. He inter¬ 
viewed dozens of security officials, 
scientists and others in this coun¬ 
try. He obtained access to infor¬ 
mation never before published. And 
he weaves it all into the fantastic, 
but true, story that begins here. 


During the tense and costly years 



INS Reporter Bob Considine tells 
in this copyrighted story the de¬ 
tails of this great cloak and dagger 
mystery where . . . 

when the United States, Britain and 
Canada were engaged in the creation 
of the atomic bomb, no known effort 
was made by any of the bomb’s 
intended victims — Italy, Germany 
and Japan — to steal its devastating 
formula and beat the allies to the 
punch. 

The grimly-guarded secrets of the 
bomb were stolen, however, by an 
ostensible ally—Russia—in the most 
daring, economical and sinister 
cloak-and-dagger conspiracy in his¬ 
tory. 


This and subsequent articles will 
attempt to place in proper perspec¬ 
tive the men and women who partici¬ 
pated in that spying coup and the 
methods by which these inconspic¬ 
uous and often highly-educated and 
otherwise moral spies achieved their 
shocking goal. 

They turned the world into two 
armed and fear-laced camps. They 
caused to be levied on nations still 
tottering from the costs of World 
War II the bankrupting burden of 
preparing for A-War I. 

Justice Prevailed 

They are responsible, at least in 
part, for the heavy taxes which bur¬ 
den you, rising costs and public 
debts which will reach well into the 
21st century. 

Justice has landed heavily upon 
those who have been apprehended. 
But their deed is done and its excru¬ 
ciating success is measured by recur¬ 
rent tests of the Soviet A-Bomb. 

For a time in the annals of science 
it seemed the destiny of the axis to 
create the A-bomb. But political and 
racial persecution boomeranged in 
the faces of Mussolini and Hitler, 
providentially depriving them of the 
bomb. 

While teaching at the Universities 
of Florence and Rome between 1934 



. . . Soviet Russia stole from 
United States the secrets of the 
A-Bomb and brought to the world 
the threat of a new war. 

and 1938, Dr. Enrico Fermi, now of 
the University of Chicago, came per¬ 
ilously close to discovering that the 
uranium atom could be split and 
potentially produce undreamed of 
power. It is a popular tale in the 
realm of nuclear physics that an 
ill-placed bit of lead foil deprived 
Fermi of an even greater place in 
science than he now holds. 

It can be reasoned, too, that the 
same bit of foil foiled Mussolini. 
For Fermi might well have been 
forced to divulge his discovery for 


the “good” of the state. Fortunately, 
the distinguished Italian scientist 
fled Italy when it appeared he 
might be arrested for his anti-fascist 
view. His work with the U.S. bomb 
was tremendous. 

German Research 

Late in 1938 Dr. Lise Meitner, 
working with the great German 
physicists Hahn and Strassman at 
the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Ber¬ 
lin, made the startling observation 
that uranium bombarded by the sub- 
microscopic emissions of radium 
was partly transmuted into two ele¬ 
ments of approximately half the 
atomic weight of uranium — krypton 
and barium. 

It was the most astonishing dis¬ 
covery of the age, for in one stroke 
it rendered obsolete every book on 
physics written since the time of the 
early Greeks . . . whose men of wis¬ 
dom first decreed that the atom was 
indivisable. Plainly, Dr. Meitner had 
broken atoms and she sensed that 
she had opened the door to a world 
of explosive energy too overwhelm¬ 
ing to comprehend adequately. 

Nazi Persecution 

But, before Dr. Meitner had an 
opportunity to relay her earth- 
shaking findings to Iter superiors at 
(Continued on Page 3) 





PAGE TWO 


SANDIA BULLETIN 


MAY 23, 1952 


4$andia Bulletin 

Friday, May 23,1952 


Published for the employees of Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico 


Editor, Robert S. Gillespie 

Assistant Editors, William A. Jenkins, Joann Hillard 


Photography by Photographic and Reproduction Division 


The Sandia Bulletin is published every other Friday. Con¬ 
tributions should be mailed to The Bulletin, Employees Serv¬ 
ice Office, Building T-301. News items should be in The Bul¬ 
letin office at least one week in advance of publication date. 


Telephone Ext. 25253 




A Startling Story Is Told 

Today’s critical World situation, according to a well-known reporter, 
has been greatly Worsened by a pattern of intrigue which took place in 
New York, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and several other cities during W or Id 
War II. It was at that time vital atom bomb secrets Were stolen from 
United Stales not by one of our enemies, Germany or Japan, but by an 
ostensible ally, Russia. 

Bob Considine, an International News Service writer, has told the 
story of this theft under the title “The Great A-Bomb Robbery”, which 
begins in this issue of the Bulletin. The story is as fascinating “cloak and 
dagger” thriller as you have ever read. I here is no fiction in the tale. 
It deals only with facts. 

The story told by Reporter Considine is not only an entertainment 
piece. If it gives you food for serious thought it is accomplishing a mis¬ 
sion. If it frightens you a little bit, a lesson is being learned. If you are 
amazed and horrified that such closely guarded secrets could be stolen so 
easily and economically you see what a formidable task exists today in 
protecting our country’s interests. 

This series of articles will tell the stories of many people but the names 
of Dr. Klaus Fuchs, Harry Gold, Sgt. David Greenglass, and Julius and 
Ethel Rosenberg will slay in your mind as the arch conspirators in this 
tremendous plot. 

Secrets can be lost as easily through carelessness as they can through 
conniving. Perhaps a belter title for this editorial Would be “It Must Not 
Happen Here.” 

Long, Tedious Job Made Simple by 
Ingenuity, Skill of Sandia Employee 



AROUND THE DEPARTMENTS 


A couple of weeks ago Carl Bur¬ 
ton, 2413, found himself faced with 
the job of tapping about 2000 holes 
in aluminum parts. This meant tak¬ 
ing a small gadget called a tap and 
twisting it into and out of an 
already-drilled hole in order to make 
screw threads. 

“It takes about a minute to tap 
a hole by hand,” says Carl, “and 
since you’re actually cutting the 
threads out of metal it tires your 
hand out pretty fast. 

“The more I thought about those 
2000 holes the more I thought there 
must be an easier way to do it. 
First I tried fitting the tap in a 
drill press. That worked fine going 
through the hole, but to get it out 
I had to release the tap and twist it 
out by hand.” 

Carl has a mechanical ingenuity 
born of years repairing farm machin¬ 
ery in his home town Roy, N.M., 
and when the drill press idea failed 
it wasn’t long before he thought of 
adapting a portable power screw 
driver to tapping work. 

“I started off by taking a tap and 


fitting it into the end of one of the 
screw drivers that in turn went into 
the power machine. That was fine. 
The tap cut into the metal like it 
was cheese and then all I had to do 
was press a button and it reversed 
and came right out again. 

“The trouble, I soon found out, 
was that taps come in different sizes 
to fit different holes and this way I 
couldn’t switch taps. Finally I de¬ 
signed a gadget that would fit the 
power screw driver and at the same 
time adapt to any size tap.” 

The final adaptation is amazingly 
successful. It’s easier, faster and 
more economical. There are no ach¬ 
ing arms from twisting a stubborn 
tap any more, Carl taps 15 holes now 
in the time it took him to do one 
before, and he tapped all 2000 holes 
with the same tap whereas he would 
have broken many taps doing the 
same job by hand. 

Where there’s a will, they say, 
there’s a way, and that about sums 
up men like Carl Burton — and 
American progress. 


Norma Combs, AEC, is combining 
vacationing and visiting. She is in 
Tulsa to see her mother. 


Three of the girls in AEC vaca¬ 
tioned in Las Vegas, Nev., last week. 
Betty Shaw, Lois Chilton and Betty 
Phelps who also reported sightseeing 
in Boulder City. 


Fishing and resting at Eagle Nest 
were enjoyed by Phyllis Kallinow- 
ski, AEC, her husband and Betty 
Jean Lister, AEC, last week end. 


Everyone is hoping to see D. B. 
Miller, 2350, back at his desk before 
long. At present he is at home ill. 


Bill Simpson, 2351, and his wife 
were among those who attended a 
Musicale at the home of Senator and 
Mrs. Clinton Anderson May 11. 


Ted Perlman, 1232-1, is passing 
out cigars and candy to announce 
the birth of a brand new daughter. 
Seven-pound Janine arrived at 4 
a.m. on Mav 12. Congratulations, 
Ted! 


A visit with friends and relatives 
recently took J. B. McCullor, 1232, 
to Ardmore, Okla. 


Department 3230 personnel has 
moved from bldg. 834 to 813. They 
are about settled in their new loca¬ 
tion and everyone seems very pleased 
with the change. 


At home on the base now are Ken 
Sutton, 3231, and his family. The 
new address is 3238-D on “A” St. 


He finally finished his patio, re¬ 
ports Sid Gasser, 3231. For quite 
some time Sid was asking for volun¬ 
teers around the office to come to 
his “cement party.” 


Milton J. Lew, 2235, is a proud 
new papa. His son, Steven Gary, 
arrived May 3 weighing 6 pounds. 


Several Sandians were among the 
group of former students at the Uni¬ 
versity of Illinois who helped form 
an Albuquerque Alumni chapter May 
14. Officers were elected and plans 
were started to enlarge the chapter. 
Sandians who are interested in join¬ 
ing mav contact Ray Delicath, ext. 
26160. 


J. K. Merillat, 1921, and wife and 
two children have been vacationing 
in the old home town of Topeka, Kans. 


Capt. John Crone, 5421, and Stan 
Locus, 5412, who have been doing 
graduate work at the University of 
New Mexico, have been made mem¬ 
bers of Phi Kappa Phi, honorary 
scholastic society. 


The personnel of 2351 celebrated 
the birthdays of the month on May 
12. Lamar Treadwell, Gordon Mar- 
ney and Oliver Ash were honored. 


Fellow workers are hoping to see 
Ruth Acher, 2352, back on the job 
before long. At present she is recup¬ 
erating at home after a minor opera¬ 
tion at the Veterans Hospital on 
Apr. 28. 


Alfredo Montoya, 2352, and his 
family are enjoying a two-week va¬ 
cation in Mexico City. 


Packing, moving and then unpack¬ 
ing is keeping Bob Kronberger, 2351, 
and his wife busy. They are moving 
into their new home at 3039 N. 
Jackson. 


After one year of patient waiting 
Helen Sanchez, 2416, has finally at¬ 
tained her greatest desire — a brand 
new ’52 Chevrolet. It’s a special 
color too! A snappy metallic green. 
Helen has promised everyone in the 
office a ride one of these days soon. 


Harry Shultz, 4135, has moved into 
his new home and now joins in with 
the moans and groans about dust, 
fuss and taxes. 


Visiting her mom and dad took 
Lillian Kraus, 2461-3, to Bellflower, 
Calif., for a week's vacation. 


A little home decorating by means 
of wielding a paintbrush is on the 
vacation agenda for Bill Meyers, 
2234. 


Congratulations to Camille Ru- 
deau, 2231, on the May 2 arrival of 
Lewis Alexander. Lewis tipped the 
scales at 5 pounds 1 ounce. 


Herman Calvery, 2231, was a sur¬ 
prised and pleased man on May 10. 
One of his fellow workers baked him 
a birthday cake and the whole office 
had cake and coffee during rest 
period. 


Robert Finley, 2230, and his wife 
are vacationing in Aurora, Ill. They 
plan to visit relatives and renew old 
friendships. 


House repairs are keeping Fermin 
Vallejos, 2234, busy during his vaca¬ 
tion. 


The welcome mat in 5411 is out 
for Frances Tennessen. Frances re¬ 
cently transferred from 1810. 


A trip to see his sister in Inyo- 
kera, Calif., took H. H. Patterson, 
5411, to the orange blossom state 
recently. 


Vacation time recently took F. R. 
Grosvenor, 5412, to Florida and his 
old home state of Michigan. 


Bradley R. Morgan is the latest 
addition to the household of Paul R. 
Morgan, 2335-2, as of April 19. Con¬ 
gratulations Paul! 


Virginia Southerland, 2464-1, vis¬ 
ited friends and relatives during 
her recent vacation. She reports 
having a wonderful time sightseeing 
in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Salt 
Lake City. 


Vacation plans for Ellen Cunning¬ 
ham, 2461-2, include relaxing in 
her new home and catching up on 
some of the things she has been 
planning to do around the house. 


Just returned from Hartford, 
Conn., is A. L. Middleton, 5415. He 
represented New Mexico, Texas and 
Oklahoma as Director of the West 
Coast Division at the annual direc¬ 
tors’ meeting of the American Radio 
Relay League. 


Ted Sherwin, 3125, and family are 
in the midst of a vacation which is 
taking them to their old home in 
Wyoming. 


Pat White, AEC, is in Denver 
attending a meeting of the Federal 
Agencies Inter-departmental Motor 
Equipment Conference. 


If you can’t find Fred Callahan, 
2235, when you stop by to see him 
at his new home on Milton Court, 
chances are that he’s in the back 
working on his new lawn. 


Personnel in 1921-2 and 1922-2 
were entertained at an open house 
by Bill Scott, 1922-2, on the evening 
of May 9. Bill has just moved into 
his new home at 6012 E. Hannett. 
Everyone reports having a wonder¬ 
ful time. 


The recent birthday of Jessie 
Greenwall, AEC, was celebrated in 
a big way. Three different groups 
gave her a surprise party, complete 
with cak“. 


Organization 4135 is proud of 
Bernice Armour who was recently 
elected president of Beta Sigma Phi. 
Bernice, Marvee McPhee, 2122, Ei¬ 
leen Poindexter, 2122, and Hazel 
Vance, 5241, attended the sorority’s 
State Convention in Carlsbad May 
17 and 18. 


Charles Ross, Sr., 2232, was visited 
by his Army son recently prior to 
the boy’s going overseas. 


Returning from a trip to Brinkley, 
Ark., and Kansas City, Mo., are 
R. C. Clifton, 2221, his wife and two 
children. 


Princess of Alpha Psi chapter of 
Beta Sigma Phi is a new title and 
honor for Allene Poindexter, 2221-1. 
She will represent the group at the 
Yellow and Rose Ball at the Hilton 
Hotel, May 24. 


Civic-minded Bob Brook, 2221-2, 
is serving as umpire for several 
city teen-age baseball and softball 
leagues. 


Returning recently from a trip to 
Farmington is Bob Islas, 2461-3. Bob 
visited his parents. 


Combining the State Mail Carriers 
Convention and a visit with her 
parents, Dora Zamora, 2461-3, and 
her husband vacationed in Las 
Vegas, N.M., May 16 to 18. 


The girls in 2461-3 had a farewell 
chicken dinner May 15 for Mary 
Jean Manning and Norma Jean 
Quirin. Both honorees were pre¬ 
sented gifts. 


Eleanor McPhate, 4131, is home 
from the hospital and it shouldn't 
be long until she’s back on the 
job. 


Everyone in 4130 wishes Helen 
Swanson a “bon voyage.” Helen’s 
destination is Germany. 


“It wasn’t actually work, it was a 
pleasure,” says Silvero Lujan, 2232, 
of his recent vacation. Silvero spent 
the entire time working on his new 
home. 


Co-workers of A1 Vinsant, 2232, 
are anxious to see some of his prize 
catch when he returns from his 
Arkansas vacation. Before he left A1 
announced that he planned to do 
nothing but fish and loaf. 


Vacation time should be profitable 
for Adolfo Sanchez, 2232. He plans 
to begin work on a new home in 
the west part of town. 


There’s a new Ford owner in 
2232. Ora Nairn plans to motor to 
Kansas to break in the new auto. 


Byron Stewart and James Cole¬ 
man and family, both of 2232, re¬ 
port having a grand time on their 
recent fishing trip to Elephant Butte. 


Congratulations to the new grand¬ 
mothers in 1920. Frances Odle, 
1922-2, announced the arrival of a 
grandson, Lynn Loson Petersen, Apr. 
25. Dolly Willis, 1921-2, has a new 
grandson, Michael Lorenz Willis, 
born May 3. His father is Guy 
Willis, formerly of 1600, now on 
duty with the Navy at Sandia Base. 


Bob Blount, 1921-2, spent the 
Mother’s Day week end with his 
mother in Artesia. 


Congratulations to Bill Galloway, 
2532, on the Apr. 20 arrival of a 
son. John Carleton Galloway II 
weighed in at 9 pounds 11J4 ounces. 


L. J. Biskner, 2530, is the proud 
owner of a new Studebaker Com¬ 
mander Starlite. 


Ben Kirkpatrick, 1241, took his 
family on a trip to the Carlsbad 
Caverns recently. Everyone had an 
enjoyable time, although Ben brought 
back a cold. 


Dick Parkison, 1241, was sick for 
several days. Glad he made such a 
speedy recovery. 


“Painting, puttering and just re¬ 
laxing,” reports J. H. Simmons. 2412, 
when asked what he did on his re¬ 
cent vacation. 


George Armijo, 2423-2, is in Raton 
visiting relatives during his two 
weeks’ vacation. 



TAPPING IS EASY now that Carl Burton has designed an improve¬ 
ment that can be adapted to a power screw driver. The inset shows the 
new tapping tool he designed and the picture shows how it is used with 
a power machine on a heavy piece of aluminum. Screwed in the metal 
above it is the now old-fashioned hand tap. 











MAY 23, 1952 


SANDIA BULLETIN 


PAGE THREE 



nrt KIXGHAM PA1ACK 

8th April, 1952. 


Dear 

The Queen commands me to 
write and thanK you for your 
kind letter. 

Her Majesty was deeply 
touched by your thought for 
her in her sorrow. 

Yours sincerely, 

£ 

Lady-in-Waiting. 

Master Larry E?ans. 


LETTER FROM A QUEEN is 
read by Patti Evans, 4222 (1230), 
and her son, Larry. Larry, a stu¬ 
dent at Whittier school in Albu¬ 
querque, wrote to Queen Elizabeth 
of England expressing his sympathy 
at the death of her father. 


Remote Control Television Camera 
To Be Demonstrated At AIEE Meeting 


A complete television camera set¬ 
up connected to remote viewing sta¬ 
tions will he in operation for a 
demonstration to be sponsored by the 
Northern New Mexico Section of 
the American Institute of Electrical 
Engineers on Monday night. The 
demonstration will be held in the 
Hospitality Room of the Southern 
Union Gas Company, 723 West Sil¬ 
ver Avc., at 7 :30 p.m. 

The General Precision Labora¬ 
tories are presenting the demonstra - 
tion. More than two truck loads of 
the latest equipment used in con¬ 


ventional telecasting and in wired 
television will be included. 

The camera and viewer used in 
this demonstration are unique in 
that the camera is wired to the 
television set and controls on the 
set operate the camera remotely. A 
person watching a screen on the 
viewer can change the focus in the 
camera a distance away or cause it 
to move from side to side or up and 
down. 

The demonstration is open to the 
public. 


Speaking of Reporters 


This is another in a series of personality 
sketches telling of the Sandia Bulletin reporters 
who n ’rite news of j >ou and your co-tvorkers. 


The life of an Army wife is never 
monotonous and if you doubt 
that go talk to Mary Helen Sharkey, 
2230. Mary Helen has been married 
to an Army man for 12 years and 
during that time she’s traveled the 
length and breadth of the land and held 
jobs ranging from secretary to tele¬ 
phone operator. 

She met and married John Sharkey 
just before the war started and for a 
year while he was in North Africa 
Mary Helen worked in a Boston de¬ 
fense plant on the assembly line. 

John was wounded, sent home and 
reassigned to a base in Florida. There 
for a short time Mary Helen worked 
in a year round resort near Talahassee 
acting as a combination secretary and 
bookkeeper. 

The next move was back to Boston 
where Mary Helen became a Western 
Union telephone operator. Seven 
months later John was transferred to 
Los Alamos and Mary Helen went 
with him to take a post as secretary 
with a cdntracting firm there. 

In 1949, a master sergeant by now, 
John was transferred to Kirtland Air 
Force Base and that’s when Mary 
Helen came to work with us. 

Early last year she began reporting 
for the Bulletin and since then she’s 


Mary Helen Sharkey 

faithfully contributed news of her de¬ 
partment to every issue. 

“It’s a lot of fun.” Mary Helen says. 
“The only time I ever did anything 
like this was when I was a sports- 
writer for my high school newspaper 
in Watertown, Mass.” 

Besides working at Sandia Mary 
Helen keeps bouse and takes care of 
their 7-year-old son. Her hobbies? 
"I like to read mystery stories,” she 
says, “that is, when I’m not dancing.” 



(Continued from Page 1) 

"The Great A-Bomb Robbery" 


Germany Had Given 
Up in Atomic Race— 
Considine Reports 

the nazi-dominated institute, she 
learned that Heinrich Himmler’s 
exclusion act would force her to 
leave Germany because she was 
partly Jewish. She took the discov¬ 
ery out with her, starting the human 
chain reaction which reached frui¬ 
tion in the U.S. 

The men she left behind her, one 
of whom (Otto Hahn) won the 
Nobel Prize in chemistry for en¬ 
largements on her work, toiled only 
sporadically at the creation of A- 
bomb — though for a time this coun¬ 
try considered itself in a desperate 
race to beat Hitler to history’s most 
devastating explosive. 

By the time our evaluation teams 
were able to probe Germany’s atomic 
energy program, before V-E Day, 
they learned that German scientists 
were so skeptical about the possi¬ 
bility of an A-Bomb that they had 
directed much of their study to the 
release of atomic energy for indus¬ 
trial purposes. 

To understand the enormity of the 
eventual robbery of the bomb secrets 
by agents of the USSR one should 
first understand the tremendous wall 
of security we placed around our 
bomb-building activities. 

Mails Not Trusted 

To begin, the little group of scien¬ 
tists who knew an atomic bomb was 
possible would not even trust the 
U.S. mail to deliver the historic 
letter from Prof. Albert Einstein to 
President Roosevelt, the springboard 
of the $2 billion Manhattan project 
which produced the bomb. The let¬ 
ter, instead, was carried by hand by 
Alexander Sachs, and several tense 
months were lost while he waited to 
gain admission to Roosevelt’s office. 

After the Army entered the picture 
it set up, under Gen. Leslie R. 
Groves, a 250-man security force 
unique in our annals. That it was 
in time punctured, notably by Dr. 
Klaus Fuchs and Harry Gold — now- 
serving 14 and 30-year prison sen¬ 
tences, respectively — does not de¬ 
tract from the cloak - and - dagger 
drama of its activities. 

It protected and was the “keeper” 
of top scientists attached to the 
project (most of whom had code 
names). It operated in a realm of 
espionage and counter - espionage 
well above the reach of the F.B.I., 
whose agents it would not permit 
near certain installations. 

Super-Security Practiced 

It censored or stopped mail of 
MED (Manhattan Engineering Dis¬ 
trict) employees. It had men in 
Switzerland and Sweden not averse 
to kidnapping German physicists who 
ventured there for lectures. Or 
shooting them. 

It built what amounted to a pri¬ 
vate insane asylum for a naval offi¬ 
cer who became a psychiatric case 
after absorbing too much valuable 
information at Oak Ridge. It feared 
that if he were placed in a regular 
asylum he might talk. It maintained 
an agent as a bartender at the La 
Fonda Hotel, Santa Fe, N.M., fre¬ 
quented by scientists and technicians 
attached to super-secret Los Alamos 
laboratory, where the bomb was 
assembled. 

It instructed chief librarians in 
public libraries of large cities to 
get the name and address of any 
person who sought information about 
nuclear energy or asked to see a 
Saturday Evening Post article writ¬ 
ten about 1940 by William L. Lau¬ 
rence of the New York Times envi¬ 
sioning an atomic bomb. 

Under Groves’ system of “com- 
partmentalization” most of the sci¬ 
entists on the project were permitted 
to know what the man on the left 
or right was doing, but not the men 
beyond that. Some top scientists, 
including Fuchs, to his indignation, 
were barred from visiting installa¬ 
tions aside from the one in which 
they worked. 

Firemen Excluded 

Fuchs was specifically barred when 
he requested an assignment at or 
a visit to the Hanford (Wash.) plu¬ 
tonium plant. Harry S. Truman, 


when head of the powerful Senate 
War Investigation Committee, was 
not permitted to enter the Hanford 
plant and is said to have been told 
flippantly by a guard that the plant 
was making bubblegum. 

Firemen who responded to a fire 
inside the gates at Oak Ridge were 
denied admission, because they 
lacked credentials. The building 
burned to the ground. The Mayor 
of Cambridge, Mass., was investi¬ 
gated because he said, at a dinner 
party where Dr. James Bryant 
Conant was a guest, that the U.S. 
was making a powerful new explo¬ 
sive in Tennessee and shipping it to 
the Pacific by way of San Fran¬ 
cisco. (Turned out, after Conant 
reported him to Groves, that he had 
in mind RDX—a putty-like extra 
high explosive.) 

Security Leaks Feared 

One day at the Pentagon a cor¬ 
poral who worked at Oak Ridge 
demanded to see Groves. He was 
admitted and then blurted: 

“I want to make a complaint 
against the Army’s handling of Oak 
Ridge. I have enough scientific 
background to know we’re attempt¬ 
ing to make an atomic bomb, and ...” 

Groves nodded to an aide, invited 
the corporal to sit down and chatted 
with him for half an hour — just 
long enough to enable an aide to 
photostat all the papers in the brief¬ 
case the corporal left in the outer 
office. Groves was urged to send 
the corporal into a combat group, 
but he refused for fear that he 
might be captured. 

On Aug. 21, 1944, nearly a year 
before the first atomic bomb in his¬ 
tory was tested successfully at Ala¬ 
mogordo, N.M.. Arthur Hale, the 
radio commentator, broke a story 
about it — written for him by a con¬ 
scientious objector leg-man who 
knew a man at Illinois Tech whose 
roommate worked on the project and 
had spilled the beans. The “conchy” 
thought the broadcast might make 
Hitler quit. 

Commentator Scored 

The broadcast was heard by a G-2 
officer, who immediately phoned 
Groves, who ordered that all associ¬ 
ated with the program be brought 
before him. Hale was taken severely 
to task by Groves, and then ordered 
to return to the air as if nothing 
had happened. Groves did not wish 
Hale’s many listeners to wonder why 
he had stopped broadcasting after 
mentioning something called an 
atomic bomb. 

In the fall of 1944, war bond offi¬ 
cials invited Dr. Frederic Joliot- 
Curie, co-winner of the 1935 Nobel 
prize in chemistry for his work in 
the artificial production of radioac¬ 
tive substances, to fly to New York 
to speak at a sales rally. 

MED’s security office assigned 
Col. Tony Calvert to intercept him. 
Calvert moved in on him at the Dor¬ 
chester Hotel in London and stalled 
him—on the excuse that bad weather 
had grounded planes out of Prest¬ 
wick—until he missed the speaking 
date. Part of the stalling process 
included placating the Frenchman 
with a suit and a camel-hair coat. 

Joliot-Curie, a communist sympa¬ 
thizer, had been the only topnotch 
atomic scientist who refused to stop 
publishing scientific papers during 
the war. MED blocked him because 
it felt he would certainly meet with 
friends in our own advanced atomic 
research program in the U.S. and 
take back what he learned to Paris, 
and then to Moscow. 

Dreamer Watched 

A woman who telephoned Dr. 
Arthur H. Compton at the Univer¬ 
sity of Chicago’s Argonne Forest 
Laboratory long before the first 
bomb was detonated, to tell him she 
had dreamed we made “an atomic 
bomb that destroyed Berlin,” was 
immediately visited by Capt. Jim 
Murray, a MED man, who talked 
her out of writing her dream to the 
Chicago Tribune and other papers. 
Capt. Murray gave her his private 
phone number and extracted her 
promise that she would call only him 
if she had other dreams about some 
preposterous thing called an atomic 
bomb. 

Many of the scientists attached to 


the Manhattan project were of draft 
age. MED could not get them 
exempted because it could not tell 
draft boards the reason. It would 
permit them to be drafted, go 
through basic training, then have 
the army reassign them to their old 
work. Many rebelled against the 
vast pay reductions. 

Prof. Clarence Hiskey, working on 
the project, aroused the suspicions 
of MED’s security unit. It was 
strictly against Gen. Groves’ prac¬ 
tice to allow the kind of A-Bomb 
hearings or “tell-all” trials that fol¬ 
lowed in the wake of V-J day. An 
aide discovered that Hiskey — now 
comfortably on the faculty of Brook¬ 
lyn Pply — had an ROTC back¬ 
ground. He was peremptorily called 
into service and banished first to a 
quartermaster unit on the Canol 
project in the Western Canadian 
wilds and later to a Pacific area 
by-passed by the war. 

Scientist Drafted 

Another suspected scientist, after 
being drafted, was held over in 
training camp for five consecutive 
“basics.” He became America’s best- 
trained and least-used G.I. Nobel 
prize winner Niels Bohr (1935, for 
physics), the scientist who brought 
Lise Meitner’s revelation to this 
country, and later was spirited out 
of nazi clutches in the bomb-bay of 
an RAF ‘Mosquito,” wrote a com¬ 
prehensive paper on the still-unre- 
vealed bomb and gave it to his 
friend Supreme Court Justice Felix 
Frankfurter. MED sternly demanded 
that Frankfurter surrender it, which 
he did, and returned it to him after 
the war. 

In all, about 750 agents (500 of 
them FBI) worked in or on the 
environs of the A-Bomb project, 
which employed 225,000 directly and 
another 600,000 indirectly. But they 
were defeated by forces beyond their 
control or by forces too innocent¬ 
looking to arouse suspicion. It was 
(and remains) the costliest defeat in 
the history of the Republic and of 
free men. 

(Next Issue: Russia learns of our 
A-Bomb efforts.) 

Tool Engineers 
To Hear Talk 
Gn Modern Steels 

“Modern Steels and Their Uses,” 
will be the topic of a lecture to be 
presented at the American Society of 
Tool Engineers’ final meeting of the 
season. Time and place of the meeting 
will be announced at a later date. 

The speaker, Mr. T. O’Neil, West 
Coast manager of the Carpenter Steel 
Co., will conduct a discussion period 
following the lecture and he will be 
available for questions on problems 
pertaining to steel. 


What's My Line? 



Less than 200 years ago this man 
would probably have been burned 
at the stake as a sorcerer if he per¬ 
formed just once what he does every 
day here at Sandia. Even to our 
modern eyes his work has a quality 
of “magic” about it. His job requires 
him to be on his feet most of the 
time and it also requires a certain 
knowledge of chemistry and delicate 
instruments. While he is a compe¬ 
tent technician it can truly be said 
that he is in the dark about his 
work much of the time. (The answer 
is on page 6.) 









PAGE FOUR 


SANDIA BULLETIN 


MAY 23. 1952 


Husband And Wife Team Up to Teach Themselves A Hobby 
Which Is Centuries Old But Still Unusual to Americans 



THE WEAVING ROOM at the Linn home is a busy place when Max 
and his wife Jackie concentrate on their hobby. Max wears a jacket 
which he and his wife made and over Jackie’s arm and in the back¬ 
ground are more materials which are the products of their looms. 


It sounds almost like Utopia. Here 
is a man and wife who not only 
make some of their own clothing but 
they weave the material which goes 
into it. 

Max Linn, 1810, and his wife, 
Jackie, started out in search of a 
hobby and chose home-made furni¬ 
ture. When they came to the prob¬ 
lem of upholstery material they de¬ 
cided to make their own. Today the 
furniture making has been delegated 
to a position of lesser importance 
and the weaving has become an 
engrossing and profitable pastime. 

The Linns are unassuming in their 
unusual hobby and take their accom¬ 
plishments much as a matter of 
course, but a look at the material 
they have made is a pretty good 
indication of their skill. 

Use Two Looms 

A room in the Linn home is de¬ 
voted to the weaving hobby. They 
have two looms and other equipment 
for winding yarns onto the shuttles 
and even a pint-sized loom which 
they use to make samples of the big 
product before they tie up the larger 
looms. 

The wool conies in the same form 
as does knitting wool and it is easily 
handled and stored until ready for 
use. The Linns keep a good-sized 
supply of the material on hand and 
usually have some work on the 
looms or just about ready to start. 

It was about three years ago when 
they became seriously interested in 
the hobby. The first few pieces of 
material they made were used in 
clothing for themselves. Later they 
sold the material by the yard to 
acquaintances and friends and now 
find that they have the best luck 
weaving the material and then mak¬ 
ing it into coats, jackets, suits or 
other garments. Jackie is the tailor 
for the finished product even though 
she seldom tried her hand at it be¬ 
fore they started their hobby of 
weaving. However, the completed 
garments testify to her skill. 

Taught Themselves 

“There's nothing new about the 
way we do our work,” Max explains, 
“we work the same way they did 
in the year 1200 only our looms are 
better.” They work at their “jobs” 
whenever the notion strikes them 
and apparently that is quite often for 
several beautiful pieces of material 
are in the loom room most of the 
time. 

It’s fascinating to hear the Linns 


More— 

Around the Departments 

Fellow workers are hoping to see 
Ora Brooks, 4135, back on the job 
before long. Everyone was sure she 
had the mumps but it turned out to 
be an infected ear. 


Two of the personnel on vacation 
from 4135 are Bernice Andrews and 
Lou Dowd. Bernice went to Chicago 
and Lou visited Melba Beach, Calif. 



AWARD OF HONOR presented 
to Sandia Corporation by the 
National Safety Council is dis¬ 
played in the lobby of Bldg. 800 
and will be on display throughout 
the Technical Area the next few 
months. The award was made in 
recognition of the company’s 
exceptional safety record for ISsl. 


tell of their hobby and how they 
read a few books to learn the art. 
“There were no special teachers,” 
they say, “we learned by trial and 
error.” 

And the looms have a fascination 
about them too. It’s a pleasure to 
touch their smooth finish and sec¬ 
retly wish you could run off a new 


Engagements 

The engagement of Joan M. Ar¬ 
mijo, 2224, to Sgt. Gerald F. Good¬ 
man has been announced. A July 
wedding is being planned followed 
by a honeymoon in Canada. Joan 
is an Albuquerque girl and Gerald, 
now stationed at Kirtland Base, is 
from New York and Montreal, 
Canada. 



Miss Armijo Miss Carrillo 


Plans for a wedding in the near 
future are being made by Lucy Car¬ 
rillo, 2536, and Chris Quintana. Lucy 
and Chris are both from Albuquer¬ 
que. She attended Albuquerque high 
school and he is a graduate of St. 
Mary’s. Chris recently received his 
discharge from the Air Force. 


Sandia PTA Slates 
Festival for Monday 

The annual May Festival of the 
Sandia PTA will be held next Mon¬ 
day at 5 :30 p. m. on the lawn of the 
Sandia Base School. Virg Harris, 
5213, vice president, has been working 
on arrangements with the teachers, 
mothers, and PTA executive board to 
make the Festival “the gala affair of 
the current school year.” 

Featured events will be father versus 
son foot races and ball games plus free 
movies for the children. The movies 
will begin about sundown in the school 
gymnasium. 

Plans for an extensive summer re¬ 
creational program for the children 
will be announced at the party, ac¬ 
cording to Virg. Parents of pre-school 
children have been invited to take this 
opportunity to get acquainted with 
teachers and officers. 

Refreshments including hot dogs, 
relishes, cold drinks and coffee will 
be furnished by the PTA. Mrs. Gwen 
Dickson, food committee chairman says 
there will be plenty of food for all, but 
if anyone runs out the school princi¬ 
pal, Leonard DeLayo, will personally 
buy their dinner. 


sport jacket or maybe a tweed suit 
for your wife. 

Max and his wife report that fur¬ 
niture movers too hold the looms in 
a sort of reverence. “They treated 
them like, they were fragile china,” 
the Linns said, “and were quite 
proud that not a scratch has ap¬ 
peared on them in moving. 


HOWARD J. SMYTH, Jr., has 
been promoted to Division supervisor 
of 2461. He is a 
veteran of three 
years service in 
the Navy and up¬ 
on discharge he 
completed his 
studies at Boston 
University where 
he received a B.S. 
in education. 
Howie spent a 
year at Haverhill high school, Mass., 
as social studies teacher and athletic 
coach and for three years prior to 
joining us he was social studies depart¬ 
ment head and athletic coach with the 
New Milford, N. J., public school sys¬ 
tem. 


JAMES H. HOCKETT was re¬ 
cently appointed section supervisor of 
2464-2. He came 
to the Laboratory 
in early 1951 after 
working for al¬ 
most a year as 
accounts manager 
of General Mo¬ 
tors Acceptance 
Co. in Albuquer¬ 
que. J im served 
for two years 
with the Navy and after returning to 
civilian life he attended Springfield 
Jr. College and St. Louis University. 
He also studied business administra¬ 
tion at a Missouri business college. 


JAMES L. HODGES is the new 
supervisor of section 2416-2. He came 
to us in 1949 with 
13 years experi¬ 
ence in contract¬ 
ing and carpent¬ 
ering work. Jim 
spent two years 
as shop foreman 
for woodworking 
firms in Carthage, 
Mo.; a year in 
carpentering for 
Civil Service on Sandia Base; three 
years as a private contractor; four 
years as paint shop sub-foreman for 
Northrup Aircraft Corp.; a year and a 
half with Douglas Aircraft; five years 
in fixture shops; three years in the 
Army; and two years in general car¬ 
pentering work. 


What’s Happening at the ... 

Coronado Club 

Tomorrow night the Coronado Club 
will be turned into a combination of old 
time vaudeville and honky-tonk for the 
gala Gay 90’s party. There will be a big 
show reminiscent of the dear-old-days- 
gone-by performed in full costume. And 
if you want to dig into that old trunk 
and dust off Daddy’s duds or Mama’s 
millinery—go right ahead, get into the 
spirit of the Gay 90’s. 

Next Tuesday night the wives will 
have to plan an evening at home be¬ 
cause it will be Men’s Night at the 
Coronado Club. Besides free beer and 
sandwiches an informal talk will be 
given on “Places to See in New Mex¬ 
ico.” The speaker will be Frank Stuart 
of Bowman’s Travel Agency in Albu¬ 
querque. 

Following the talk a sound movie 
will be shown entitled, “Travel in 
Time.” It’s a TWA travelogue dealing 
with the Mediterranean area. It’s all 
free to members and 50 cents for guests. 
The time? From 8 p. m. ’til? 

Know Your Bridge 

Starting Monday night, special les¬ 
sons in bridge will be given at the Club 
by Mrs. Della Hampton, for years an 
experienced bridge teacher. Knowing 
how to play bridge comes right next to 
knowing how to spell in this modem 
world of ours so you’d better get right 
down there on Monday night. 

Mrs. Hampton will lecture for one 
hour, from 8 to 9 p. m. and from 9 to 
10 p. m. there will be supervised play. 
The game is Culbertson bridge, the in¬ 
struction is free. Don’t miss it. 

The fifth of June is duplicate bridge 
night again. Everyone donates 25 cents 
and then battles it out for a series of 
cash prizes. Play starts at 7:45 and lasts 
until 10:30 p. m. 


L. F. EARLAN KOEHLER was 
recently promoted to supervisor of sec¬ 
tion 2416-3. He 
joined us early 
last year with 
nine years con¬ 
tracting experi¬ 
ence including 
two years as con¬ 
struction super¬ 
visor for a local 
contracting firm 
prior to coming 
to Sandia. Earlan has also at different 
times owned a 2,480 acre cattle ranch 
and a summer resort both in Texas for 
a total of seven years. For two years 
he was chief building inspector with 
the Army Engineer Corps. He studied 
architecture at Rice Institute. 


ERNEST C. PETERSON has been 
named section supervisor of 2512-1. 
He joined Sandia 
in 1950 after four 
years with West¬ 
ern Electric Com¬ 
pany, Inc., in Lin¬ 
coln. Neb., where 
he worked in per¬ 
sonnel employ¬ 
ment and place 
ment. For half a 
year before that 
Ernie was in employee interviewing 
with Nebraska State Employment 
Service. He is a veteran of four 
years service in the Army and he has 
a B. S. in mathematics from the Uni¬ 
versity of Nebraska. 


BEULAH SUTHERLAND is the 
newly appointed section supervisor of 
5243-3. She came 
to the Laboratory 
in 1948. Previous¬ 
ly Beulah spent 
four years at the 
University of 
New Mexico and 
the New Mexico 
School of Mines 
as a technical 
analyst. She holds 
a B. S. degree in psychology from the 
University of New Mexico. 



MR. AND MRS. RAY ARVID- 
SON were honored at a reception 
in La Cana Room of the Coronado 
Club recently after their wedding 
in the Sandia Base Chapel. Ray is 
in 1521-1 and his wife, the former 
Ruth Braun, works in 3170. 


Magicians to Plan 
Show for Public 

An executive meeting of the Magi¬ 
cians Club will be held tonight at the 
home of A1 Spengeman, 4150, secre¬ 
tary. The club officers will discuss 
plans for a public show tentatively 
scheduled for this fall. 

The next regular meeting of the 
club will be held at the Franciscan 
Hotel, June 6, 8 p. m. Club president, 
Charles Dodson, 210, has urged those 
interested in joining the club to con¬ 
tact Dr. C. N. Hickman, 1400, mem¬ 
bership chairman, at ext. 27131. 


NS 


EDITH B. PERRY lias been pro¬ 
moted to section supervisor of 2464-1. 

Before joining us 
last year she was 
managing editor 
of a New Mexico 
newspaper for a 
year. She also 
worked in the 
Salvation Army 
public relations 
for a year. Edith 
has an M. A. in 
English literature from the University 
of New Mexico where she also did 
part time English teaching. She re¬ 
ceived her B. A. in English literature 
from the University of Akron. 


SAMUEL A. MOORE was recent¬ 
ly appointed division supervisor of 
1322. He is a 
graduate 
of Rhode Island 
University where 
he received his B. 

S. degree in me¬ 
chanical engineer¬ 
ing. Sam’s ex¬ 
perience prior to 
joining us in 
1949 included al¬ 
most nine years as a turbo jet perform¬ 
ance engineer, engine test engineer, 
and power plant engineer. He was a 
power plant engineer while in the 
service as an Air Force captain. 


CHARLES K. REED has been 
promoted to supervisor of Section 
1931-2. He came 
to Sandia in 1949 
after two years 
in expediting ami 
production control 
with Crosley Mo¬ 
tor Co., Marion, 
Ind. Prior to that 
he spent another 
two years in ex¬ 
pediting and pro¬ 
duction control with House Trailer 
Manufacturing Co. in Marion. Charles 
also has a total of four and a half 
years with General Motors, Inc., where 
he was production and precision equip¬ 
ment supervisor. He is a veteran of 
almost four years in the Air Force. 


= PROMOTIO 

























MAY 23. 1952 


SANDIA BULLETIN 


PAGE FIVE 


Sandians Help Form Association to 
Aid Handicapped School Age Children 


Several Sandians are cooperating 
with other residents of the state in 
forming an Association for the Edu¬ 
cation of Handicapped Children. 

Dr. F. G. Hirsch, 3160, has been 
named chairman of the Association’s 
Professional Committee and Mrs. 
Hirsch is the Recording Secretary. 
Joan Longhurst, 3154, is assistant to 
Dr. Hirsch, Roger Schwartz, 2452, 
is a member of the Legal Committee 
and Mildred Whitten, 3160, is on 
the Public Relations Committee. 

Members of the organization have 
plans underway to accumulate data 
and facts which will reveal the mag¬ 
nitude of the handicapped school age 


population and will be used to at¬ 
tract attention of people who have 
an interest in the problem. 

Long range plans for the Associa¬ 
tion include a counselling and diag¬ 
nostic service and also establishment 
of a scholarship which will be used 
to train a student in the science of 
education for handicapped children. 
It is also intended to incorporate the 
Association as a non-profit group. 

Present plans call for the organi¬ 
zation to meet the third Monday of 
each month. Further information 
may be secured from Dr. Hirsch ext. 
29246 or Mildred Whitten, ext. 33257. 


the World Series? 


The Inquiring Reporter Asks: 


Who’ll Be In 

ANITA KLOENNE, 2331. The 
Cincinnati Reds are my team but I 
don’t think they’ll 
finish in the first 
division so I’ll 
pick the Dodgers 
and the Yanks. 

Just the same I’ll 
be cheering for 
the Reds all the 
way. My home 
town? Cincinnati, 
but that has noth¬ 
ing to do with it, I simply think the 
team is good. The Dodgers are a 
favorite of mine, too, I like the wav' 
they always manage to come through. 
But to be honest I think the Yanks 
will win the Series. 


EMIL STEINKRAUS, 1951. 
Without a superior pitching staff it’s 
going to be hard 
for any team to 
get into the Series 
so I’d look for 
the teams with 
the best pitchers. 
To me that means 
the Indians and 
the N. Y. Giants, 
I’ll probably get 
plenty of argu¬ 
ment on that, but those are the two I’d 
pick for the Series. Besides I’ve 
always liked the Giants, probably be¬ 
cause they’re a really aggressive outfit, 
and I’m looking forward to seeing 
them win the Series. 


ED DOMEIER, 3210. It’s rank 
heresy for an American League fan 
to even mention 
the National 
League, but, may 
I be forgiven. 

I'll say Brooklyn 
to win. As a 
White Sox fan 
and in the ab¬ 
sence of another 
starting pitcher 
and a long ball 
hitter, I’ll have to give the nod to 
Cleveland. The series? Cleveland in 
seven games. 


JAMES W. LOSSING, 2452. I’d 
like to see a dark horse to come in. 
A team like 
Washington or 
Cincinnati. 

There’s no use 
counting on that, 
though, so I look 
to the Yankees 
and the Giants for 
the Series. I’ve 
been a Yankee 
fan since I was a 
kid and Babe Ruth was out there mak¬ 
ing history. Any time the chips are 
down the Yanks are my team. I pick 
the Giants because of that pitching 
crew of Maglie, Jansen, Hearn and the 
rest. Still I think the Yanks will win. 


JEANNETTE HERVIN, 4153. I’m 
not an expert on baseball. I guess I 
go more or less 
by the teams I’d 
like to see in the 
Series. The teams 
I’d like to see are 
the Yanks and the 
Dodgers. I’ve 
never been to a 
big league game 
in my life but I’d 
give anything to 
see those two fight it out in a World 
Series. But other than wishful think¬ 
ing I really believe the Yanks and the 
Dodgers have the best chances to take 
the pennants in their leagues. 


AL JONES, 2124-5a. I’ll take the 
Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cleveland 
Indians. I rooted 
for the Bums last 
year, but the In¬ 
dians are my fav¬ 
orites this year. 

They’ve got a 
good pitching 
staff with Feller 
and Lemon and a 
great infield and 
batting lineup. 

Even so I’m afraid I’d have to give 
the edge to Brooklyn for a Series win 
—the Dodgers have terrific spirit. 









SOFTBALL AND TRIMMINGS were on the menu for the Employ¬ 
ment and Personnel Department picnic May 11 . Left, Vern Henning 
comes into first base while Fred Collatz waits for the ball. In the far 
background is Ray Powell. Right, the blur sliding into base is Dean 
Irvin and Milt Fellows is behind him. The ball game was between 
General Employment and Placement Divisions and the officials decided 
it was a 14-14 tie. Jim Schlahta was in charge of arrangements for the party. 


SALTON SEA 
NEWS 


Newest arrivals at Salton Sea Base 
are five puppies bom to “Taffie,” blonde 
cocker spaniel belonging to Bobby 
McNabney, son of Verne McNabney, 
2482-2. The mystery is how come the 
pups are black, and black and white 
spotted. 

Ray Wason, 5214, an old timer at 
Salton Sea, is looking forward to going 
home this summer to see his mother 
in Connecticut. Ray, besides being 
quite an accomplished musician, and 
cook, is Salton Sea’s most eligible 
bachelor. 

George Fenton, former Heavy 
Equipment Operator, spent last Sun¬ 
day visiting Dan Cain, 2483-2. George 
was an old timer and saw quite a 
change in the Base. George has since 
gone to sea and is employed by 
Scripps Institute of Oceanography. 

Television is coming to the Salton 
Sea Area. No. 5 set has been bought 
by Stan “Slim” Pickens. Stan always 
has a full house every Wednesday 
evening during wrestling matches as 
he gets very good reception from 
San Diego. Now with a new antenna 
he is trying hard for the Los Angeles 
stations. 

Edmund Kuroski, 2482-1, who drives 
the Base school bus every morning, has 
always made a great hit with the 
children. Ed’s hobby is raising horses 
and last week he invited some of the 
children out to his place to see his 
horses and taught them to ride. The 
children had a great time and are look¬ 
ing forward to another great day. 

Orlando Tulk, 2483-1, has a new 
hobby. He has a couple of acres going 
hobby. He has a couple acres going 
to waste so he planted it in pasture 
and bought several white face calves. 
Tulk spends all his extra time with 
them and has each one named. 

The biggest event of the week was 
when Rose Lee, Prophet Company 
cashier, came back to the Base with 
her hair cut. Rose it looks nice and 
we will all get used to seeing you with 
short hair. 


New Employees 

A welcome is extended to the fol¬ 
lowing new employees who joined 
bandia Corporation between May 1 and 
May 14: 

Mouroe J. Willner .1213 

Robert M. Beck .1?6? 

Harold C. Psillas ..1511 

William M. Stefanek .1521 

James A. Sisler ..1524 

Lee F. Denton .. 1544 

Reuben H. Minter .1931 

Garrett E. Drumond. Jr.1931 

Antha E. Keyt ...1931 

Jack K. Dobson .1932 

Carl E. Longfellow .1951 

Truman N. Casson, Jr.1952 

George D’Alonzo ..1955 

Vernon L. Barcafer .2122 

Clifford A. Fawver .2123 

Jose D. Baldonado .2123 

Heliodorc J. Salazar.2123 

William S. Spradling .2123 

Larry E. Sowards .2123 

Ervin W. Lehmann .2123 

Jesse W. Mitchell .2123 

William E. Neitzel .2125 

Ernest J. Tavasei .2223 

Elizabeth F. Six .2231 

Inger J. Johnson .2231 

Gaylo I. Redlingcr .2231 

Phil Meekius .2232 

Robert L. Walker .2232 

William T. Saunders .2234 

Forney D, Carpenter .2234 

Joe D. Ferguson .2234 

Lawrence E. Sedore .2234 

Walter K. Vallely .2331 

Peggy M. Burkhalter .2331 

Hellen M. Grotberg .2352 

Charles H. Starr .2443 

Russell B. Wheeler .2452 

Robert W. Cruzen .2452 

Leo A. Baca .2452 

Shirley Cleary .2461 

Rita B. Davies .2461 

A. Tudor Marks .2462 

John E. Bassett .2463 

Hubert F. Reynolds .2483 

William H. Allen .2532 

Renfroe R. Beach .2532 

Lee McKittrick .2532 

Doris M. Carson .2532 

Thomas O. Meyer .2533 

Jose L. Sanchez.2541 

Jay A. Monroe .2542 

Joseph A. Ozmina .2542 

Raymond E. Scharpen .3151 

Jenny B. Colbert .3153 

Edgar P. Cave .3230 

Hertha I. Forbes .4135 

Frances M. Buress .4135 

Myrtle B. Fuller .4135 

William P. Brown .4152 

Federico Martinez .4152 

Geraldine R. Cantrell .4222 

Ricarda Gallegos .4222 

Dorothy D. Morton .4222 

Margaret A. Deaver.4222 

Leah F. Cohen .4222 

Esther B. Martinez .4222 

Rita C. Camarata .4222 

Elizabeth L. Trump .4222 

Ruth A. Glaze .4222 

Robert C. Mueller .4231 

Keevin T. Moriarty .4311 

Jay Todd. Jr. .5112 

George Gleicher .5215 

Walbert G. Levy .5313 

Thomas D. Lusk .5411 

AEC New Employees 

James DeLuca, Operations Branch 
John P. Callahan, Operations Branch 


Favorite Foods 


This is another of a series of 
stories about Sandia cooks who 
enjoy the culinary arts as a hobby 
and a pleasant pastime and are 
highly accomplished in their art. 
With each article there is a favor¬ 
ite receipt for those gourmets who 
wish to try their hand in the 
kitchen. 


Gene Rose’s Spaghetti Sauce 
a V Antoine 

2 pounds ground beef 
2 eggs 

J4 cup bread crumbs 
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan 
cheese 
cup olive oil 
7 cloves garlic 
VAT. salt 
1 T. oregano 
A t. red pepper seeds 
4 cans tomato paste 
1 quart tomatoes 
1 large Bermuda onion 
Flavor the olive oil with a clove 
of garlic. (Slice the garlic into the 
oil, heat until garlic is crisp, then 
discard garlic.) 

With the meat mix the eggs, bread 
crumbs, l / 2 cup of cheese, the 
remainder of the garlic (finely 
choped), the salt, the pepper seeds 
and the oregano (freshly rubbed in 
the palm of the hand). 

Add meat to heated olive oil and 
turn with spatula until just brown. 

To meat, add the tomato paste and 
six cans of water. Begin simmering. 

Strain the tomatoes through a 
seive and add the smooth mixture 
to the simmering sauce. 

Add the remainder of the cheese 
and the whole, peeled onion. Sim¬ 
mer five hours over a low flame, 
adding water if necessary. 

If a pressure cooker is used, omit 
all water and simmer only IS min. 
at 15 pounds pressure. 

If desired, the meat may be formed 
into balls just before browning. 

Serve sauce over vermicelli, which 
should be prepared just before serv¬ 
ing in sufficient quantity to go once 
around the table. For the whole 
recipe of sauce, about 2y z pounds of 
vermicelli will be needed. To pre¬ 
pare add it to briskly boiling, salted 
water, stirring occasionally. The 
cooking time (about S minutes) is 
critical; test the consistency fre¬ 
quently by removing a strand and 
biting it; as soon as the starchy tex¬ 
ture disappears, pour off the water 
and serve at once. 

When serving, cover the vermicelli 
with sauce and sprinkle additional 
grated Parmesan cheese on top as 
desired. 



Gene Rose 


French bread (“with garlic butter 
if you have time”) and the Italian 
wine, Chianti. For quicker prepara¬ 
tion he suggests using a garlic press. 
“It’s a terrific saving on both time 
and effort.” 

The spaghetti was the first thing 
he ever cooked but the experience 
proved to be so much fun that Gene 
bought a book entitled “Round the 
World Cooking,” containing recipes 
from nearly all the foreign coun¬ 
tries. Up to date he and his wife 
have tried nearly all of them with 
good results. 

“The only exception to our suc¬ 
cessful cookery so far has been 
Irish Fadge (rhymes with Madge). 
“We have tried this concoction sev¬ 
eral times and each effort has been 
a complete failure. When it turns 
out right it should more or less re¬ 
semble a potato cake — but ours 
usually tastes like old shoe leather. 
The last time we finally tried mak¬ 
ing a pie out of it but the only part 
that was edible was the filling so we 
scraped that out and ate it.” 

Gene, his wife, and Arthur, age 
9, live in the Wherry Housing Area 
after moving here about two months 
ago from Madison, Wis. All three 
like it here “very much” and agree 
that it’s a pleasant change from the 
Wisconsin cold. 

As a hobby Gene says he enjoys 
playing the piano and card games — 
almost any kind. 


Sympathy 

It is with deep regret that we hear 
of the death of Col. Russell Ayers, 
father of Jack Ayers, 1232. 


When a friend of the family told 
Gene Rose, 5120, of a wonderful 
recipe for making Italian spaghetti 
Gene borrowed the formula and tried 
it immediately. “My wife and I both 
agreed that it was delicious, the very 
first time we made it,” he says. 
Ever since then the Rose family has 
had the dish, prepared by Gene, 
quite often. “It has the advantage 
of being even better when heated up 
the second or third day,” he points 
out. • 

With it Gene serves tossed salad, 


Sympathy is extended to H. G. 
Froleich, AEC, on the death of his 
mother. Mrs. G. L. Froleich died in 
Massillon, Ohio, May 16. 


We wish to offer our sympathy to 
Joe Seiler, 2334, on the death of his 
brother, Ben Seiler, May 9. 


Employees of the corporation wish 
to extend sympathy to William 
Thomas, 2535, on the death of his 
father. 



WHO’S THE GIRL FROM 
PEORIA? To find out you’ll 
have to wait until tomorrow night 
when “The Corn Is Ripe,” a 
heart-rending tale of a simple 
country girl, is enacted at the 
Coronado Club Gay ’90s party. 
In this preview scene Dan 
McCarthy, 3125, portrays an eye¬ 
popping papa as daughter finds a 
present in her stocking. 






























































































PAGE SIX 


SAND1A BULLETIN 


MAY 23, 1952 



SOFTBALL SEASON has been ushered in for the Sandia Corporation 
League and here we have Robert Lozano taking a mighty swing with 
Catcher Chet Weaver awaiting the ball. Bob plays with 2233 and Chet 

with 2452. 



AN EVENING AT HOME finds the Brown family comfortable and 
happy. Pauline, left, studies for the next day of school, Marvin and Mrs. 
Brown study a road map and Charlotte Jean is on the floor reading. 


“Trailer Life’s the Life for Us” Says 
Sandian Who Speaks from Experience 


Classified 


FOR SALE— 


Lawnmower, 16-inch, all-metal, rubber tires 
and grips, used 2 months, $14; Philco 
AC-DC-battery portable radio, non-break- 
able caso with batteries, $20; Magnavox 
“Contemporary” high fidelity radio-phono¬ 
graph, 2 speed Webster changer, AM-FM- 
short wave bands, $120; GE 17-inch console 
TV, 12-inch speaker, 12 month uncondition¬ 
al guarantee on picture tube, portable 
antenna, $225. Half down, half in 30 days 
on Magnavox and TV. LeCompte, ext. 
37227 or Alb. 5-3261. 


Camera, Perfex “55”, F2.8 Wollensak lens, 
ground and coated, shutter speed up to 
1/1250 sec., built-in range finder and ex¬ 
posure meter. Price includes case and flash 
attachment, $75. Jim Brown, ext. 29132 or 
Alb. 5-7467. 


1951 27 ft. Zephyr trailer. Shower, toilet, 
refrigerator, $2600. Loan of $1300 may be 
assumed. Walker, Alb. 6-4116. 


Easy Spindrier washer, excellent condition, 
$100. J. V. Durant, 3268 47th St., Sandia, 
ext. 24150 or 29272 after 5 p. m. 


Corey Electric Dishwasher Never used. 

Best offer. 511' E. Gold Avc. Call Alb. 
2-0683. 


’49 convertible Ford Custom “8”, $1250. 

Radio, heater, good mileage. Eleanor 
Greenhaw, ext. 26237 or Alb. 5-3420. 


’50 Nash Statesman, radio, heater, over¬ 
drive, whitewalls, $1550; ’51 Ford con¬ 
vertible, 8000 miles, excellent condition, 
$2000. Will finance. Freycrmuth, ext. 6150 
or 33162 or Alb. 6-2410. 


Living room suite, Monterey styled, all 
clean, reasonable. H. C. Carmody, ext. 
25137 or Alb. 5-4459. See at 417 S. Dart¬ 
mouth Ave. 


1950 Hillman Minx auto, good condition, eco¬ 
nomical to operate; English Bicycle, $30. 
Call Alb. 5-9022 or see at 1504 N. Princeton 
after 5 p. m. 


13 ft plywood boat, or boat, motor and 
trailer. Albert I. Martin, Alb. 4-2253. 


38 Colt automatic, sheepskin holster, like 
new, $50. J. Fries, ext. 2-1145. 


’41 Chevrolet sedan. Tom Flowers, ext. 
21145 or Alb. 5-3993. 


1950 DeSoto custom convertible, loaded 
with accessories, in beautiful shape. 
Will sacrifice this $3500 car for $1950. Trade 
considered. Dick Scholtes, ext. 27163. 

Registered collie pups. J. H. Martin, Alb. 
4-1865. 


TV platform rocker; dark wood living room 
clock; 2 twin size bedspreads. Helen 
Moulder, ext. 33236 or see at 3612 E. Smith. 


Hercules 3-speed man’s bicycle with sealed 
beam headlight, box rack and saddle 
bags, $40; Steeromatic baby carriage in 
good condition with wind deflector, $30. 
A. Goodman, ext. 27158 or Alb. 5-0675. 

Emerson miniature battery radio, $20. 
Gragg, ext. 21261 or Alb. 3-5827. 


1949 Whizzer motor bike, automatic clutch, 
sealed beam headlight. James Reed, ext. 
2437. May see at 1008 San Miguel Dr. 


1938 2-door Plymouth in sound condition, 
good tires, $100. D. B. McCarthy, ext. 
7146 or Alb. 2-5503. 


1 double bed, $20; 1 single bed, $15. Both 
have innerspring mattress and box 
springs. 1 bed davenport, $35. E. W. 
Peirce, ext. 7184. 


LOST— 


White gold man’s wedding ring set with 
three small diamonds. Lost in vicinity of 
military baseball diamond on May 13. If 
found please call Ken Weidner, ext. 31239. 


Turquoise drop ear bob. Will finder please 
contact V. H. Haverty, ext. 25249. 


Three “Dog Show” ribbons, 1 blue, 1 
purple, 1 red and white. Lost between 
bldg. 838 and 802 on May 12. Finder please 
contact M. L. Favia, ext. 21221. 


WANTED— 


Riders to Denver, Colo., May 28. Share 
expenses of gas and oil for the trip. 
Jack Bashor, Alb. 5-2410. 


Good home for male cat, 1 year old. Pretty, 
gray, half Persian, has had distemper 
shots. Excellent for children. C. L. Lind¬ 
quist, 8010 Prospect Ave., ext. 22242 or Alb. 
5-1057. 


Three dependable steady riders from Five 
Points, Bridge St. and Sunset Rd. or 
along Bridge St. to administration build¬ 
ing or south gate or will share car pool. 
Lopez, ext. 26155 or Alb. 3-8550. 


Terry Riggen to 
Head Choristers 
For New Season 

The Choristers, Sandia mixed 
chorus, is reorganizing and the man 
at the helm is Director Terry Rig- 
gin, 1243. Election of new officers 
is being planned by the singers and 
meetings are being held Tuesday 
nights from 8 to 
10 at the Coro¬ 
nado Club. 

At the meeting 
next Tuesday re¬ 
hearsals will be¬ 
gin on three old 
favorites, “Dark 
Eyes,” “Lost 
C h o r d,” and 
“Allouette.” 

Director Riggin has had a wealth 
of experience in music and in direct¬ 
ing singing groups. For 11 years, 
from the time he was 5 years old, he 
studied piano at the Zeckwer-Hahn 
Conservatory of Music in Philadel¬ 
phia, Pa. 

For a number of years he taught 
piano at the Allegheny Conservatory 
of Music in Philadelphia and for 
several more years he taught piano 
and piano accordian at the Dortsch 
Music Studios there. 

Terry has played in concert or¬ 
chestras, performed solo in radio 
and concert and for five years he 
had his own dance band in Phila¬ 
delphia. While he was working as 
an engineer with Glenn L. Martin 
Aircraft Co., Terry was director for 
seven years of the “Martinaires,” a 
mixed chorus. So far the new Di¬ 
rector’s plans call for fall and 
Christmas concerts plus numerous 
engagements at hospitals, schools 
and churches. The bigger the chorus, 
the better, according to Terry, and 
he has invited all those interested 
in joining the Choristers to attend 
any of the Tuesday night meetings. 

Plan for Women’s 
Bowling League 

There will be a bowling meeting 
Tuesday, May 27, in the small dining 
room at the Coronado Club at 7:30. All 
women interested in a summer league 
or mixed doubles are urged to attend. 
For further information contact Gerry 
Hahn, ext. 31141. 

FOR RENT— _ 

Unfurnished, large, one bedroom house, 
stove furnished. $60 month. Q. D. Kirk¬ 
land, ext. 29256 or Alb. 5-7825. 

Double room for men. Private entrance, 
bath and sitting room, near University. 
$24 each. Mrs. Geneva Bishop, ext. 21134 or 
Alb. 7-9483. 

Three room furnished apartment, available 
May 21. Near Sandia Base. Bernice 
Armour, Alb. 5-0321. 

Two bedroom apartment. Close to base, 
refrigerator and stove furnished, $75. 123 
S. Dallas. Robert N. Schowers, ext. 31257. 

RIDE WANTED— _ 

Coors and Bridge St. to near Tech area. 
Florencio Baca, Alb. 3-3058. 

Pershing Dr. and S. Richmond vicinity. 
Marilyn Shaklee, ext. 26149 or Alb. 5-3258. 

FOUND— _ 

Glasses, 3 pr. horned rim. 1 pr. pale plas¬ 
tic. 2 pr. sun; 4 rosaries; pipe; silver 
link bracelet; earrings; boy scout pin; 
locket; tie clasp; chauffeur badge; watch 
with UNM insignia; assorted keys. Call 
ext. 23140. 


An Invitation 
To Sandia Boxers 

Sandia athletes who are interested 
in boxing and would like to par¬ 
ticipate in some exhibition bouts are 
invited to get in touch with Edward 
Bascom of the Albuquerque Cer- 
toma Club. Ed may be called at 
Albuquerque 3-0701. 

Sandians are also invited to at¬ 
tend the amateur boxing matches to 
be at the Armory Saturday, May 24, 
8:30 p.m. 

The fights will be between Santa 
Fe and Albuquerque Golden Gloves 
contenders. 

Radio Club Elects 
President, Plans 
Picnic in Manzanos 

John Eckhard, 5221, was elected 
president of the Sandia Base Radio 
Club recently. Other new officers 
are Arnold Finchum, 5233, vice presi¬ 
dent; Bernard Cassidy, secretary; and 
William Greer, treasurer. 

An all New Mexico amateur radio 
operators picnic will be held Sunday, 
June 1, at Capillo Peak in the Manzano 
Mountains. The route to the picnic 
area will be along Highway 10 and 
markers along the route will give 
further directions. 

The Base Radio Club has scheduled 
a special meeting for Monday night 
at 7:30 at the Club building to make 
plans for the National Field Day ex¬ 
ercise on June 21. General chairman 
for the Sandia Club Field Day activity 
will be Bernard Cassidy. 


Softball Schedule 

MONDAY, MAY 26 

1230 vs. 2545, “A” Diamond, 5 p. m. 
1300 vs. 2542, “B” Diamond, 5 p. m. 

TUESDAY, MAY 27 

1951 vs 2122, “B” Diamond, 5 p. m. 
1200 vs. 2440, Diamond 2, 7 p. m. 
1500 vs. 2233, Diamond 2, 8:30 p. m. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 28 

1500 vs. 2545, “A” Diamond, 5 p. m. 
1951 vs. 2440, “B” Diamond, 5 p. m. 

THURSDAY, MAY 29 

1200 vs. 2542, Diamond 2, 5 p. m. 

1300 vs. 2122, Diamond 2, 7 p. m. 

1230 vs. 2233, Diamond 2, 8:30 p. m. 

MONDAY, JUNE 2 

1200 vs. 2122, Diamond “A”, 5 p. m. 
1230 vs. 1500, Diamond “B”, 5 p. m. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 3 

1230 vs. 2440, Diamond 1, 7 p. m. 

2545 vs. 2233, Diamond 2, 7 p. m. 

1500 vs. 2542, Diamond 1, 8:30 p. m. 
1300 vs. 1951, Diamond 2, 8:30 p. m. 

THURSDAY, JUNE 5 

2542 vs. 2122, Diamond 1, 7 p. m. 

1200 vs. 1300, Diamond 2, 7 p. m. 

2233 vs. 2440, Diamond 1, 8:30 p. m. 
2545 vs. 1951, Diamond 2, 8:30 p. m. 

STANDINGS MAY 16 


Team 

Captain 

W 

L 

Pet. 

1200 

Art Eiffert . 

.,..4 

0 

1.000 

2542 

James Schlahta 

...4 

0 

1.000 

1500 

Milton Jones . 

....3 

1 

.750 

2122 

Max Gasta . 

... .z 

1 

.750 

2545 

John Robinson .... 

...3 

1 

.750 

2440 

Ward Hunnicutt .. 

....1 

3 

.250 

1951 

Robert Eislc . 

.. .1 

3 

.250 

1230 

Ray Pierotti . 

....0 

3 

.000 

1300 

Tom Ginther . 

... 0 

3 

.000 

2233 

Warren Buck . 

....0 

4 

.000 


Two new courses in electrical en¬ 
gineering will be given at the Uni¬ 
versity of New Mexico this sum¬ 
mer. Transients in Linear Systems 
and Alternating Current Circuits 
will be offered at times convenient 
to the students. Registration is June 
7 in Carlisle Gymnasium. 


For five years Marvin Brown, 
who is now a Sandia Security In¬ 
spector, struggled with the housing 
shortage; he, his wife and daughter 
lived in seven houses and apart¬ 
ments during that time. “After being 
unsettled for so long we decided to 
do something about it,” Marv re¬ 
lates. And they did. 

In April of 1942 the Browns 
bought a 25-foot house trailer and 
parked it on a lot in La Porte, Ind., 
and ended worrying about a place 
to live. For 10 years Marvin and 
his family have been living in 
trailers and now have the philosophy 
that it is the best life a family can 
have. 

Lots of Room 

He and his happy family have an 
air of contentment about them which 
speaks well for trailer life. Today 
they live in a 34-foot, two-bedroom 
model and in the family of four 
(they now have two daughters, 
Pauline, 13, and Charlotte Jean, 7) 
not one person feels crowded. 

“The girls have their own bed¬ 
room,” Marvin says, “and both of 
them are far above average in their 
school grades so it appears that the 
trailer provides a good environment.” 

Some modern trailers are palaces 
complete with television, deep freeze 
units, dishwashers, bathtubs and 
other features of the full-sized home. 
The Browns plan to add a television 
set soon, “there’s plenty of room,” 
they say. Marv admits that these 
big trailers can be expensive if you 
want them to be, but he has owned 
four trailers in 10 years and with 
careful trading has easily acquired 
a large, comfortable and attractive 
home on wheels. 

No Flood Worries 

“Living in a big trailer doesn’t 
require too much money,” he main¬ 
tains, “and, boy oh boy, it sure 
relieves the worries.” He points out 
that although he lives in the valley 
he has no fear of floods, “I can be 
out of there in an hour if necessary.” 

The ardent trailer fan further 


evinces his enthusiasm for that type 
of home when he says, “After the 
youngsters grow up my wife and I 
hope to travel. And we’ll do it by 
trailer, a smaller one maybe, about 
25 feet long, and then when we want 
to settle down we’ll do it in the 
bigger trailer. There’s nothing like 
it.” 


What’s My Line? 



David Tafoya is a 
Photographic 
T echnician 

To Dave Tafoya, 2462-1, there is 
no mystery to the gradual appear¬ 
ance of a life-like picture on a piece 
of paper immersed in a chemical 
solution. Since he came to work at 
Sandia in 1948 Dave has printed 
hundreds and hundreds of photo¬ 
graphs. In addition he enlarges pic¬ 
tures, operates a copy camera, makes 
slides and develops negatives. His 
job here is the first Dave has ever 
had. For six years before 1948 he 
was in the Navy as a second class 
petty officer. He lives in Albuquer¬ 
que with his wife and 2-year-old son. 



BOWLING AWARDS for the members of winning bers of the teams who were tops in the five Sandia 
teams were presented by H. W. Sharp, 3100, second Corporation bowling leagues which recently completed 
from right, second row. Pictured here are the mem- a full season of play at the Coronado Club. 



Terry Riggin