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MSM Alumnus MISSOURI SCHOOL OF" MINES AND METALLURGY ROLLA, MISSOURI

Highway Technicians Complete Course The sixty members of the M isso uri Sta te Highway D epa rtment who compl eted a n eight-weeks specia li zed co urse this summ er to tra in t hem for their job as technicia ns. In the fr ont row, center, in a dark s uit is D ean Curti s L. \-Vilso n. On the right of D ean W ilson is Dr. Thomas Beverid ge, the commencement speaker ; left of the D ea n is P rof. Leon H ershkow itz, of the Civil E ngin eering faculty.

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(At the suggestion of Mel Nick el, for the rest of the year, the editorship of the " President's Column" is being passed to other OfF eel's and Directors.) ~E NGINEERING is t he a rt a nd science

of utili zing the mate ri a l a nd fo rces of nat ure fo r the benefit of mankind ." Tha t 's the de finit ion 1 learn ed a t Ro ll a forty yea rs ago, a nd a lthough most o f th e techni ca l info rma tion we learn ed then ha s long sin ce been forgo tten by us lost sheep who strayed fr om t he fold , t he def initi oll of wha t we we re learnin g has stuck through th e yea rs . The d e finiti on is just as good t oday as it was then. But wha t new ma t eria ls a nd for ces the eng in ee r ha s to wo rk with ! It 's thrilling to co ntemplate the vast strid es ma d e s in ce tn e secrets of the a tom were ma d e kn ow ll , a nd the stagge rin g a rray of new p rodu cts brough t into being by scientifi c a nd eng in eeri ng pr in c ipl es app li ed to the raw mate rials found in na ture. W e enj oy everyday use o f plas ti c products undreamed o f wh en I was a stud ent. Life is made more pleasan t , comfo rtab le a nd conven ient in h omes, offices a nd public places by electroni c devices that didn ' t ex ist a genera t ion ago. Prog ress is continuing a t a n accele rated pace and leads o ne to the wistfu l hope, "1 wish 1 could li ve fifty yea rs fro m now to see th e kind of world we'll have ." Some of o ur M SM a lumni have played a la rge part in the techn ological adva nce that is remaking th e modern world. Others have ma d e a mo re mod est contribution- but a ll o f us have benefit ed fr om it. And a ll of us have benefit ed d irectly or in d irectly , from the educati on a nd tra ining we got in our Alm a Mater. Does thi s not g ive us both a n oppo rtunity a nd a cha ll enge to pay a pa rt of the deb t we owe, by add ing to th e st rengt h of numbers a nd some po rtion of our reso urces , to help build a nd mainta in a viril e, active Alumni Assoc ia t ion ? All Alumni can make a co nt ributi on to the Alumn i Fund , t he a mo unt is left to yo u. Vie need the supp ort o f a ll to carryo n o ur prog ram of activi ty . Our goal is within reach a nd if yo u have not ye t ma d e yo ur con t ributi on fo r the curren t year yo u a re st rongly

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Dr. Beveridge, State Geologist, Speaker At Summer Commencement Held July 27 1919

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:FIRST SUMMER COMMENCEMENT at MSM since 1952 was held Sa turday , Jul y 27, a t Parker H a ll. T here we re 32 Bachelor's degrees, 2 Master of Science degrees .a nd 60 M issouri Sta te Highway Tra mee Ce rt ifica tes awarded by D ean Cur t is L . W ilson on behalf of P resident E lmer E llis, P resident of the U ni ve rsity of M isso uri , who was out of the sta te.

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D r. Beveridge, in ad monishing the grad ua tes a bout their futures, stated that with the broadening of the enginee ring curriculum to include Ind ustria l, N uclear, Chemica l, E lectri cal and :Mechanical Engineering co urses, the engin eer was no longer required to li ve under the primitive conditions in outposts of civilization but live sophi stica ted lives in urba n surround ings. It is im perative tha t the engineer be a bl e to write a nd say wha t he thinks. "What does society expect of the modern engineer ?" was a question of inquiry by Dr. Beveridge . " P rima ril y , he mu st be a man who is accepta ble in his community . H e is acti ve in civic and church organi za tions, and has a stable home life. Thi s home life, however, cannot be ideal as that in some p rofessions because the engineer may find it necessary to spend many days away fr om his family . This is especially true in the case of the consulta nt who spends a large portion of hi s tim e away fr om home. F urthermore, the engineer , being a professional man, must exceed the 40-hour week a nd will often be called on or will discipline him self to night and week-end workwith no overtime" Dr. Beveridge also stated , " A happy note in the engineering p rofession has been the rise in moral stand a rd s. It is no longer consid ered sma rt to go on binges a t conventions, and the few who a re foolish enough to do so a re now

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fr owned on by fe llow enginee rs. This does no t mea n tha t the engineer must be a teetota ler but it does mean tha t he has reached a position in society which demands he be gua rded in his cond uct. Likewise the complete a bstainer is not a subject of ridicule, with one provision- tha t he not be a p rude a nd adopt a " holier-than-thou" a ttitude." P rofesso r R olfe M. R ankin , Directo r of the Summer Session, presented the candida tes for deg rees to D ean Curtis L. Wilson. Lt. Col. K enneth Mc Guire, U . S. Army Corps of E nginee rs.. presented eight ROTC cand ida tes fo r commi ssions as Seco nd Lieutena nts in the U . S. Arm y . The meda l for the outsta nding cadet in the Adva nced Course, ROTC, was awa rded to \Vaymon Lay ton J ohnston, of R olla, M issouri. This was for all-a round performance in lea dership and academi c a bility a nd display of initia tive and enthusiasm in furth ering the ROTC progra m. In the a bsence of R ex Whitten, Chief E nginee r of the M isso uri State Highway Commi ssion, who was in \Vashington, D . c., conferring abou t the U. S. In te r-State Highway Progra m, J. c. Co rbett, his assista nt, conferred certificates to the 60 tra inees in the Highway D epartment, as recommended by P rofesso r Leon H ershkowitz, of the MSM fac ulty .

Attention, Chicago Alumni During the National :Metal Congress in Chi cago , Illinois, the MSM Alumni Associa tion is planning to have an a lumni lun cheon Wednesday noon, November 6th . The place will be the Palmer H ouse and tickets will be on sale a t the American Society for Me ta ls R egistration D esk at the Palmer H ouse , and a t the Interna tional Amphitheatre . It is importa nt to purchase tickets a t one of these two places as ea rly as possible, during the Congress, since a gua ra ntee must be given the hotel be fore 6: 00 p. m ., Tuesday , the day before the luncheon.

Prouty to Head Geology Dept. at Michigan State CHILTON E. PROUTY has been H ead of the D epar tment of Geology a t the U niversity of Pittsburgh . On September 1, 195 7, thi s position will termina te a t the U ni versity of P ittsburgh a nd he will continue to d irect the tra ining of potential scientists a t M ichigan State Coll ege, Lansing, M ichigan, as H ead of the Depa rtment of Geology.

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" Chi p " was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a nd a ttended high school in Chapel Hill , No rth Carolina, graduating there in 1932. H e entered the U ni versity of N orth Carolina and rece ived his Bac helor of Science degree fr om tha t school in 1936 . Tha t same yea r he came to the M isso uri School of M ines and Metallurgy , completing h is work for his Master of Science degree in 1938. H e received a Resident Schola r awa rd from Columbia U niversity in 1939 and 1940. This led to his Ph. D . deg ree that he received there in 1944 . His teaching career began in 1938 a nd 1939, as Instructor a t the U ni ve rsity of No rth Carolina. H e ta ugh t General Geology and Map Interp retation. In 1946 , he wen t to the U ni ve rsity of P ittsburgh. H ere he ta ught P aleo ntology, Stra tigra phy, Sed imentation, Field Geology a nd Map Interp reta tion a nd beca me H ead of the Department. Dr. P routy has ha d a great deal of prac tical experi ence in the field of geology . H e has contributed his talents as Geologist with the Virginia Geologica l Sur vey; New York Geological Survey; U . S. Geological Survey se rving in Nevada, Virginia, T enn essee . Monta na and the D a kotas; the T ennessee Valley Authority where he was engaged in foundation stud ies a t Fo rt Loudo un dam a nd the Oak Ridge hydroelectric project ; Coope ra ting Geologist with the Pennsylvania Geological Survey a nd as a consulta nt in gove rnment a nd industry. H e has published many papers a nd books, among which a re: Laborato ry Manual of Historical Geology; St ratigraphy of the Lower M iddl e Ordovician of T azewell Coun ty, Virginia; R ela tionship of Cambro - Ordivician D olomites to F acies Ba rriers in Tennessee a nd Virginia ; R esults of Studies

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Along the Allegheny Front in Pennsylva nia a nd Stoneheng- Larke R ela tionship, Centra l Pennsylvania. His a bility in his professiona l field is recognized by the professional societies in which he holds memberhsip. H e i a member of the Associa tion of Geology T eachers a nd is Presidentelect of this Associa tion for 19 58. H e has served as National Secreta ry in 1956 a nd 195 7 and was President of the Eastern Section of this group in 19 52. Other societies in which he has membership a re: American Geological Institu te, serving as Committeema n in 1956 a nd 195 7; the Pa leontological Society of America; American Association fo r Advancement of Science ; Geological Society of America and the American Associa tion of Petroleum Geologists. Further recognition of his professional sta ture is membership in the honorary fra terni ty , Sigma Xi , a nd the p rofessiona l fra ternity dealing with earth science, Sigma Ga mma E psilon . There a re two children in the Prouty fa mily, both boys, Willia m E . a nd J ohn F. They could with pride follow in their fa ther's footsteps. Dr. P routy is to be commended for the years of his life tha t he has contri b uted to the trai ning of geologists. In his new department a t M ichigan Sta te College we wish him continued success and we know tha t it will adva nce und er his able leadership .

House of Unique Design Built by Donald Dean In the F ebrua ry 195 7, issue of " Forlune," the Ap ril issue of " H ouse a nd H ome" and a n Associa ted P ress news release this spring, a ll procla imed an a rchitectural design of a home built by Dr. D onald L. D ean '49, Assista nt to the D ean of E naineering, Uni ve rsity of K a nsas, a t Law rence. It is called a hype rbolic pa ra bolid house a nd is made of stra ight pieces o f timber and is a nchored on three piers. D on designed a nd built the struclure to p rove its comm ercial prac ti cality . The structure, which is 40 'x80 ', cost $18,000, partl y furni shed , has as mu ch fl oo r space as the conve nti onal $36,000 house. \Ve had hoped to have a picture o f the house, showing its unique des ign a nd stru cture. 4

Science Education Council Organized by Claude Valerius at Shreveport, La. Cla ud e N . Valeriu s '25, a n ind ependent oil geologist, of Shreveport, Loui sia na, is a n extremely busy individua l in the opera tion of his own business but it seems tha t he a lways find s time to help others, parti cu la rl y the yo unge r genera ti on. Hi s la test worthwhile acti vity is his co ntribution in the organiza tion of the "Science E du cation Co uncil " with headq ua rters in Shreveport. And Cla ud e has been chosen Presid en t o f thi s newly organi zed group. The purpose of the Council 's program is to stimula te interest in Sc ience in p rima ry and seco ndary school a nd their program was initi a ted in the public, priva te and pa rochial schools in the parishes of Cadd o, Bossier a nd W ebster, Loui sia na. The Council has the support o f industry and professional organi zations in the community who a re fin a ncing the pr og ra m. In expla ining the p rogram, Mr. Va lerius sta tes, " Pa rti cular emphasis is

to be placed on the importan ce of laying a g roundwork for a scientific caree r elementa ry in high schools a nd schools." H e point out tha t ma ny stud ents, who decide a fter they get to college tha t they a re interested in such caree rs, a re thwa rted by their fa ilure to provide a ny educationa l bas is for that kind of work while they were in high school. " In other cases," he says, " students go through several yea rs of college before deciding wha t they want to do. So fa r as a caree r is concerned , this is la rgely was ted tim e. It is much better if the stud ent decides wha t he wants to do with hi s life before he enters college . The Science Edu cation Council will a ttempt to enable some students to make this ea rl y decision. " There is little qu estion that this Council will not succeed since simila r groups in several la rge America n ci ti es have been successful in their motive to interest and p repare youth in a caree r in the fi eld of scien ce.

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J ohn H. Cox '48, has been a nnounced as M a nufacturing Engineer of the Babcock & \Vilcox Co mpany's Barberton \Vo rks, Ba rberton, Ohio. In this newl y-created post on the Supe rintendent's Sta ff , Mr. Cox will be responsible for coordinating the va rious fun ction s of the Ba rberton \1\1 orks' a tomic energy program involving lia iso n a mong in spection , quality control, production, engineering a nd va rious fa brication shops.

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lVI r. Cox has been with B&W sin ce 1948 . H e was th en a meta llurgica l tec hni cia n in the Qua lity Cont rol D epa rtm ent. In J a nua ry 1952, he was made assista nt fo rema n in the Tu be Shop a t Ba rberto n, and la ter, in D ecember of that yea r, he was tra nsferred to the Boiler Division's Pa ri s Work s as Tube Shop F orema n . In J a nua ry 19 54 , he was made F orema n in cha rge of the H eader and Drum Shop . And in October 1955 , he was named General Forema n a t the Paris W orks .

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Saturday, October 26 9:00 a. m. 10:45 a . \11. 12:30 p.m. 2:00p .m. 7: 00 p . m. 9: 00 p . m. 9 :00 p. m.

R egistra tion- Parker H a ll Annual :Meeting MSM Alumni Association, Auditorium , P a rker H a ll Class R eunion Lun cheo ns-F ra ternity R eunions Footba ll-lVliners vs . So utheast M isso uri State College India ns Annual H omecoming B a nquet- Coll ege Inn - Edw in Long H otel H omecoming Dan ce- Jacklin g Gy m Open House

1957 MINER FOOTBALL SCHEDULE September 14 No rtheastern Okla homa Sta te College Sep tember 2 1 Ca rthage College Sep tem bel' 28 vVashington U ni ve rsity October 5 October 12 October 19 October 26

P ittsburg Kansas State Teachers College Cen tral lVlisso uri State College No rth west Misso uri State College So utheast :Missouri Sta te College

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P rofesso r C. J. Grimm '3D, of the E lectrical E ngineering Department, attended the Summer Genera l Meeting of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers in Mo ntreal, Canad a , June 24-2 8 . Professo r Grimm is ve ry acti ve in the affa irs of the AlEE parti cula rl y t he Stud ent Branches of the institute. In 1956-57 , he was Cha irman of District 7 of AlEE's Student Acti vities Committee a nd he was elected thi s yea r to the Vice-Chairman ship of AlEE's Committee on Student Branches . T hi s committ ee supervises the institute's 155 student branches with ove r 10 ,000 members . U nder the guida nce of Professo r Grimm , the stud ent bra nch at lVISM has a most enviable record that is unsurpassed by other schools' stud ent groups . The Cha irma n of the Committee on Student Branches is J oseph W, Rittenhouse '49 . J oe was form erl y on the

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fac ulty a t MSM in the E lectri cal E ng ineering Departm ent a nd he is now with the Hi-Voltage Eq uipm ent Company , Clevela nd , Ohio.

MSM Graduate Represents M. U. at Inauguration of Michigan Tech. President Dr. J ohn R. Van Pelt was inaugurated as P resident o f Michigan College of M ining and Technology , Houghton , Michigan, May 10, 1957. Professor Ernest R. Epperson '3 1, of the C hem ical Engin eering Department a t H oughton, served as a rep resenta tive of the U nive rsity of M isso uri a t the ina uguration ceremony, a nd was appointed by E lm er E lli s, President of the U niversity of M isso uri. Professor Eppe rson a lso received his Master of Science deg ree at M SM 111 1932 , a nd he has been teaching at MCMT for more than ten yea rs.

LeRoy H. J ackson '3 4, was rece ntly g ra nted a n awa rd for commenda bl e ab ility a nd for sustained superi or perform a nce of d uti es with the U. S . Atomic E nergy Commiss ion , Oak Rid ge, Tenn essee . It is the poli cy of the U. S. Ato mi c Energy Commiss ion to recogni ze significant ac hi evement by g ra nting Superior Pe rfo rma nce Awards for acco mplishm en ts exceedin g tha t norm a ll y ex pected fr om its personnel. The recognition , g ra nted onl y to employees of exceptional merit, was s upplemented , in the case of M r. J ackson, by a mon eta ry reward of $ 1000 . M r. S, R. Sapiri e, Ma nage r, Oa k Ridge Operations, in a letter telling of the a ward sta ted , " Although pe rsona l integ rity is a sig nifi cant facto r in the success of eng inee rs, I know h ow much cred it must be given to the faculti es of America 's universiti es . Oak Rid ge Operations is indeed ind ebted to vou r staff for providing so und acad ~ mi c backg round which permits Mr. J ackson to make notewo rthy con tributi on to the mission of the Atom ic E nergy Commission. " As an engineer, M r. J ackson is engaged in wo rk v ita l to the defense e ff ort. I a m confident that his uni versity will a lways be proud of his profess iona I development. "

M r. J ackso n's a dd ress is SOO D ela wa re Avenue, Oak Rid ge, Tenn essee .

Theta Xi Fraternity Buys New House The Theta Xi fraternity Alumni Associa tion, afte r careful consid era tion has purchased the property at 160 5 P ine Street for their new fr a ternity ho use . The house is id eally suited for fra ternity living . It is two blocks from the campus, has a n acre of ad joining g round a nd a dditions can easily be added onto the present structure. During the summ er the necessary remodeling is being completed a nd the house will be ready for occupany thi s fa ll. Theta Xi formerly occupied a house a t 12 03 State Street.

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Others present we re : M r. a nd M rs. Hank Adam s ' 12, M r. a nd M rs. P a ul Coaske ' 12, M r. a nd M rs. B ill F letcher '34, M r. a nd M rs . J ack Fl eisc hi , Eva Greene ' II , Pa ul H a lasey '28 , 1\Ir. a nd Mrs . Tom H a rsell '39 , 1\Ir. a nd 1\1rs . S. C. H ollister ' 12, W. F. Hubba rd '49, Mr. a nd M rs . D o n Hu sema n '39 , 1\1r. a nd 1\1rs . Ba rn ey N uell '21, D. 1\1. P iehl er '55, 1\1r . a nd IvIrs. W a lt Scha mel '34, a nd M r . a nd 1\1rs. Bill Schirm er '49.

T he a lu mni in New J ersey , t hroug h th e fin e effo rts of J. C ra ig E lli s '38 , gathe red fo r a n orga ni zat iona l meeting Jun e 21, at the Irvington H ouse, in Irvingto n, New J ersey. T here we re 23 a lumni p resent, incuding Ba rn ey N uell '21, Vice Presid ent Areas 7, 8, 9, who gave a talk on t he a lumni association a nd its benef it to th e schoo l a nd a lumni . After a busin ess meet ing the g roup unanim ously ag reed t ha t a Sec tion shoul d be orga ni zed to be call ed the " No rthern Ne w J ersey Sec tion. " Th is g roup wou ld benefit the a lumn i in New J ersey who have difficulty in try in g to meet with a section in New Yo rk .

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AU 23 Who W ere ['resent. Can of t he g roup. R od Day ' 25 , was appo inted Vi ce P res ide nt pro-tem a nd H e rm Bottche r '41 , as Secreta ryT rea s ure r pro-tem . T he pro-tem o ffi ce rs will se rve until a nothe r election can be held in th e fa ll. The a lu mn i prese nt we re : H e rm a n F. Bottche r '4 1, T homas C. B rown ' 51, Geo rge E. Burke '46, H omer C. Coo nce ' 52, G. Robert Couch '4 1, R. O. Day '25, Robe rt E hrli ch '43, J. C ra ig E lli s '38 , R ay mond E. H a llows, Jr. ' 52 , J ohn Hum phrey '42 , H . S. K a li s h '43, H erbe rt E. K ent ' 5 1, Gil bert La Pi ere '47 , Edwa rd 1\1acMaster '5 1, Barney N ue ll '2 1, R obert G. Ordema nn ' 53, E. J. R eeves ' 52 , J. K. Schmi tz '43, A lvin E. St ra ub '40 , Pete r Vaida '47 ,

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The Kansas City Section staged their Annual Lad ies N ight a t a garden party at the home of Mr. and "Mrs. J. T. Adams '43, 7415 Campbell , in Kansas City, Misso uri. It was a perfect setting for a buffet supper on a very wa rm summ er evening. Forty alumni , their wives and guests were present to enj oy the fin e gathering. The a ttendance proved that the joint a ffairs a re quite pop ula r and the distaff side of the family take quite readily to MSiVi a lumni a ffairs. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. E. Taylor Campbell '23 , M r. and M rs. C. C. Barnds III , ' 55, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. ('Barney" Bryan ' 24 , Dr. a nd M rs. Donale! L. D ean '49 , Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Doerres '43 , Mr. a nd Mrs. D. W. Dutton '35 , Mr. and Mrs. Ike Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond R. Finch '43 , Mr. and Mrs. Pau l \-"". Gebha rdt '47 , Mr. and Mrs. J. W . Gunther '48, Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Kas ten '43, Mr. ane! Mrs. 'vV. A. Kelly ' 50, George B. Kellison ' 50 and Miss Arlin Austin , C. H. Moore, iVi r. ane! Mrs. Robert Means ' 51 , Mr. and Mrs. George Parish, Jr. ' 55 , M r. a nd Mrs. D. A. Riley '48 , M r. and Mrs. J ohn J. Sponske ' 50, and Mr. and Mrs . Loren H. Selleck '47. The sec tion wishes to extend its sincere tha nks to Mr. and Mrs. Adam s for the faci lities of their home which enabled the section to have such an enjoyable evening. Congratulations to the Section P resident D. A. Riley and to J. W. Gunther who planned the buffet meal.

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North Texas Section The North Texas Section of the MSM Alumni Association held thei r Annual Spring-Summer Banquet on Friday evening, June 21 , at Amon Carter Field , which is midway between Dallas and Fort Worth . There were 38 alumni and guests at this banquet which featured a program entitled " The Magic Barrel," a demonstra tion which was presentee! by Mr. C. R. Thompson, of Magnoli a Pipe Line Company of Dallas. This meeting included the election of officers for the coming year. C. Jul y August 1957

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Ferbrache '33 , of Fort Worth , was elected president , and K. F. Anderson '42 of Dalla s was elected Vice Pres idel~t. Fred Springer '49 , of Dalla s, will continue as Secreta ry-Treasurer.

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The following a lumni a nd thei r wives were present ; those from Dall as we re : Mr. a nd Mrs. Sta nley G. Bend orf '44 , MI'. ane! Mrs. R . L. D ickens ' 51 , M r. a nd M rs. J a mes D. Fowler '08 , M I'. a nd Mrs. J ohn J adwick ' 50, M r. and M rs. Roy N . McB ride ' 14 , E. C. Sindeler ' 50, MI'. and M rs . F red M. Springe r '49 , M I'. a nd Mrs. Thurman Thomes '40 , and M r. a nd Mrs. A. E . Woerheid e '36 . Those from Fo rt Worth were: M I'. and M rs. A. L . Aclzers '22 , M r. a nd M rs. S. M. Greenid ge '02 , and M r. and M rs . Wm. J. Nolte '20 . From Richardson we re : M I'. and Mrs . John W. Ehrler '49. And the visitors from T yler were: C. H. F ink ' 52 , O. Goldsmith ' 20, R. C. Ra nkin '45 and O. E. Thompson '5 l.

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St. Louis Section T he SL Lo ui s Secti on held its a nnua l In stall a tion P a rty Jun e 22 , at t he O ff ice rs lu b, D . S, Naval Air Statio n, L a m be rt F ield , St. L o ui s, M is ouri. Al p rox ima tely 75 a lumn i, t he ir wives a nd g ue ts w re p resent to celeb ra te a ne! g ive recognition to t he new sect io n off.ice rs , Stephen P. a la ra no '47 , is th new e tion C ha irm a n ; P eter F . Matte i '3 7, is t he Vice Cha i rm a n ; B ru ce T a ra nto la '5 1, is the e retary , a nd Ri cha rd H . Ba uer '52 , is the T reas ure r. T he nex t meetin g o f th e St. Lou is g ro ul will be t he ga th erin g at B ush 's G rove, St. Lou is, a ft er the M in e r'W a shi ng ton D, football ga me , at urday , Se ptember 28 th . HOME 01TNG O CT. 25 & 26 M INE RS

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R. L. Hanna Sales Manager For G. E. Central Re9ion Rob ert L. Hann a '43 , ha s been na meel one o f two di stri ct sales ma nage rs in Gene ra l I.<:lectri c's powe r tubes' twenty-o ne s ta te centra l reg ion . H e will co ntinu e to ma ke his headquarte rs at 38 00 N. M il wa ukee Ave., Chi cago . In his new capac ity , M r. H a nna "will g ive sa les a nd a pp ka ti on eng in eerin g ass ista nce to initi al equipment ma nu fac turf' rs who use power tubes in their mi lita ry , communi ca ti ons a nd indu tr ia l e lect roni c equipm ent. H e wi ll a lso be d irectl y res po nsibl e for br in gin g to these ma nufac turers a ny highl y specia li zed aPlli ca ti on eng in ee rin g as,sis tance they may req uire , .lVIr, H a nn a 's prev io us ass ignm ents in G, E, in clude to urs of d uty a a t ra nsm itter des ign eng in ee r a nd a televis ion sa les ng ineer , Fo r the pa s t. ix yea rs, he ha se rved a s d istri c t sa le ma nage r o f the former G. E. tube d eI a rtm en t in th e hi cago a rea .

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Charles A. V.rischoff '41 , a n exploitation eng in eer in the Tulsa office of the Shell Oil Co. , for the past yea r, has been named district production superintendent. He will be in cha rge o f drilling, new development and producing of new properties in the Texas co unties of Armstrong, Carson, Dallam , Deaf Smith, H artley , Moo re, Potter, Randa ll a nd Sherman, and part of Ci mma ron co unty, Oklahoma. vVithin the region covered by the new distri ct is Shell 's ra nk wild cat discovery well , Alamosa Ranch A-I , the first commercial producer in the Palo Duro Basin in the T exas Panha ndle. Shell has extensive lease holdings in the area. It is now drilling a confirma tion well , Alamosa Ra nch A-2 , a nd two wildcats, Alamosa Ranch B- 1 a nd L. S. Ranch 1. Wischoff , a veteran of 17 years with Shell , has worked at many locatio ns in Oklahoma and Texas - MrCamey , Pampa, \Vichita Falls, E lk City , and Oklahoma City , Okla., as well as Centralia , Illinois . H e is a native of Mad iso n, W isconsin , and attended the Wisconsin Institute of T echnology before entering MSM.

A. F . Mohri '23 , Chi ef Metallurgist , The Steel Company of Canada, was awa rd ed the America n Iron a nd Steel Institute Meda l a t the sixty-fifth general meeting of the insti tu te in New Yo rk, New Yo rk . He received the awa rd from Benjamin F. Fairless, presid ent of the institute. The American Iron a nd Steel Institute Medal is awa rd ed by the institute's board of directors for a paper of specia l merit and importance which has been read before a meeting of the institute. M r. Mohri merited the medal for the excellence of hi s pape r, " Meta llurgical Aspects in the Design a nd Operation of a New Continuous An nealing Line," read before the general meeting last yea r. After M r. Mohri 's graduation III 1923 , he spent a short peri od in the nonferrous metals fi eld and join ed Inland Steel Compa ny as metallurgist in their Indiana H a rbor Works. In 1936 , he became associated with Granite City Steel as chi ef metallurgist. And in 1948 , he went with The Steel Company of Canada, Ltd. , first as metallurgical engineer in cha rge of the flat rolled produ cts division. The following yea r he was promoted to chief meta llurgist, the position he now hold s. The Mohris reside at 154 Rothsay Avenue, H a milton, Onta rio, Canada.

Curators Establish Sophomore Awards President E lm er E llis, of the Unive rsity of Misso uri , has announced that the Curato rs of the University of Missouri have established 125 sophomore scholars hips, 100 of them for the Columbia divi sions of the University a nd the remaining 25 for the School of M ines and Meta llurgy at Rolla. These scholarshi ps a re available for the academ ic year opening in September to student residents of M issouri who car ried a full program of freshman wo rk in the University last year, providing they did satisfactory work as freshmen , and need the assistance in continuing their college ed ucation. The Curato rs Sophomo re Scholarships are for the amo un t of the Libra ry , H ospital and Incidental fees. President E llis said the schola rshi ps ina ugurate a new policy of providing assistance to p rom ising sophomores to enco urage them In cont inuation of their studi es . July August 1957

Vogt President of Triangle Fraternity in that Robert A. Vogt's election to the Natio nal Presidency of the Triangle F ra ternity d id not come to our at tention un til recently . Bob, who received his B . S. D egree in Mechanical E ngin eering in 1947 , was first elected to a one year term on the National Co uncil of Tria ngle at their St. Louis co nvention in 1954. At the fo llowing convention , in 1955 , he was elected to a four-year term a nd to the office of Vice P resident, and in July 1956, he was elected the National President of the fraterni ty . T his in deed is quite a honor a nd should have been given the proper a ttention a year ago .

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R. L. Johnsons Visit Rolla Richa rd L. Johnson ' 21 , a nd his wife, the former Josephine Farri s, of Roll a , visited Rolla and MSM ca mpus in July. It has been a number of years since they were in Rolla a nd it was difficult for them to orient themselves to the many changes . M r. J ohnson is now ma nage r of the Refining Division of the D. X. Sunray Company , a t Dun can, Oklahoma. Dick's father , Edward :Mackey J ohnson, a lso was a graduate of MSM , in the Class of 1892 , a nd it is believed that he is the oldest living alumn us of the School of M ines . H e received degrees in Chem ical and Mecha nical E nginee ring. The eld er Mr. Johnson has retired a fter ma ny yea rs with EaglePicher Compa ny . H a rry J ohnson a nd Verdier Marti n '23, cousins of Dick, a re MSM Alumni , and Tom McMahon, Dick's nephew, is now a student at MSM.

Rob ert A. Vogt During the tim e he served on the National Co un cil, as Extension Manager, two new chap ter colonies we re form ed . These two new colonies will undo ub ted ly become Tria ngle chapters before the end of this yea r. Triangle, being a fraternity of engin eers a nd a rchitects, is limited in schools at wh ich it ca n colonize , but it is steadily advancing and bui lding for a solid future. T he T riangle Fraternity on the MSM campu s is undergoing extensive remodeling a nd enl a rging of their faciliti es this summer. Fo r a livelihood , Bob is a representative of the C. H. Burnap Company , St. Louis, M issouri , manufacturer's representative for heating, ventilating, air 9


filteration and du t co ntrol equipment . H e has been with this company sin ce 1952 both in D ecatur, Illin ois a nd St. Louis . P rior to 1952, he was recalled to ac tive duty with the A rmy in October, 19 SO, while employed by the Ameri can Air Fi lte r Company, of Loui ville, Kentucky, as a sales engineer. Bob is married a nd Mrs . Vogt is the form er Marion Burchard. And she will be remembered as a ma id in St. Pat's Co ur t of Love a nd Beauty in 1947, rep res en ting the Tria ngle F rate rnity. They have two chi ld ren, J ohn a nd Tom . Bob does have some spare tim e int erlaced between hi vocation with the C. H . Burnap Compa ny a nd avocation with Triangle. This he spend s in the norm al t hings that is to be done a round his home, assisting with boy's athl etic teams a nd participating in occasional so ftb a ll a nd cork ball games a nd bowling . Basketba ll , in whic h he excelled , was abando ned when he found his legs wou ldn ' t go a ny more. Vie k now that Bob has ren dered a fin e service to Triangle a nd belatedl y we congratula te him.

"IMARGAATAI C' Group Has Gal a Reunion On June 8th , the las t day of the Phelps County Centennia l, that g roup of a lumni, the, " IMARGAATAIC", met for a gala reunion a nd party at the La mbda Chi Alp ha frate rni ty. This gro up, " I Mar ried A Rolla Girl And Ain' t As ha med T o Ad mi t It," occasionally meets but thi s was by far the la rgest gathering attended by some eighty indi viduals. Pau l Dowli ng '40, served ably as toastmaster, recalling a pprop ri ate 111 sta nces in the introd ucti ons. On e o f the honored g ue ts was Mrs . Amy -:'IIcN utt Dye, who is now a Texas ra ncher, and is also a very interesting speaker, related ma ny interesting events in the pa t in Rolla a nd as a wife of a MSM a lumnus who was a geolog ist. This date was also th e 30 th wedd ing an nive rsa ry of Dean a nd M rs . C urt is "Vilso n which was comm emo rated by a la rge cake a nd they we re presented with a scroll autog rap hed by those p resent. C. R. R emin gto n '49 , was the cha irma n of t he group that organized a nd was responsibl e for the uccess of the I MARGAATAIC gatherin g .

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Homecoming Plans Feature Reunion, Grid Game With Cape Indians, Banquet, Dance MSM Homecoming is to be Octobe r 25 a nd 26. We a re making p la ns, why don 't yo u a nd return to the camp us during this tim e. Each year the number of alumni that attend hom ecoming inc reases a nd la t yea r the a ttenda nce at the footba ll game was the second la rgest in the history of t he school. The C lasses of 1927 a nd 1932 a re having re union s celebra ting their 30 th a nd 25 th a nni ve rsari es. A. E. " Beani e" Barna rd has consented to head the g ro up asse mbling t he Class of 1927 a nd O. K. Lay a nd H omer Thompso n spearheading the movement to get the class of 1932 together. Pla ns a re to have a n interesting session at the Annual Meeting of the Alumni Assoc iatio n Saturday morn ing . Sa turd ay a fternoon the footba ll game

prom ises to be a good one : The oppos ition , the Cape I ndia ns, is expected to be strong . And the M iners a re expec ted to be a facto r in t he Conference thi s year and the summe r pred ictions a re a bove ave rage. The Annual Banquet will be Saturday evening. You wi ll want to a ttend t his event and af ter that the Open H ouse which has proven to be the highli ght of the Homecom ing. Too, don 't overloo k the Homecoming Dance, that is held at the same hour, at J ackling Gym. All of the ac tivities cannot be scribed. Come a nd see for yo urself. kn ow yo u will enj oy it a nd there be no reg rets t hat yo u a ttended 1957 H omecom ing.

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Dr. Straumanis to Spend Year in Vienna Lecturing at Technical Institute M . E. STl<AUMAN IS, R esearch Pro fesso r of Metallurgy, at MSM , has been gra nted a F ull . b rig ht Professo rship at the T ec hni cal In stitu te in Vienna, Austria. P rofesso r Rohn , who is the head of t he T echnical Institute, was one of the g roup of scientists who visited the School of M in es two yea rs ago as t hey toured the U nited States visiting our co untry 's engineerin g schools. At that time Pro fesso r R ohn met Dr. Strauma nis, a nd expressed a n interest in the St ra um a ni s techniqu e in the X-ray def raction meas urements for which the l\I SM professo r has become a n in te rnational a utho ri ty. Stra uma nis' research has led to one o f hi s methods being na med for him , " The Stra uma nis T echnique." It is in thi s fi eld that he wi ll lec ture a nd co nsult in Vienna. It is inte resting to note that Dea n Curti s L. Wi lson a nd Dr. Stra um a ni s we re both study ing und er the world fa mous Meta ll urgy Professo r Tamma nn , a t th e U ni ve rsity of Goettingen, in Ge rm a ny . Dr. Stra um a ni s later became P rofessor of Chemistry a t Riga, La tvia. When Latvia was in vaded by the Ru ssian s, t he Stra uma nis fam ily escaped to Ge rma ny . It was then that Dr. Stra um a nis co ntac ted D ean Wi lson. There was a place fo r a research proH.

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Nuclear Ener9Y Technolo9Y Fellowships Auailable The Atomic En ergy Commi ssion recentl y made the an noun cement that the Atomic Energy Commission Special F ellowships in Nuclear E nergy Techn ology wou ld be available a t the midpoint of the 1957 -58 academi c yea r. The purpose of the progra m is to encourage qualified students to pursue courses, at the g radua te level, in the general fi eld of nuclea r energy technology . T o ma ke a ppli cation for a fellowship , the ap plica nt should have a bachelor 's degree in Chemical E ngineerin g, Mathematics or Physics a nd have completed a course in ordin a ry differen tia l equa tions. The stipend for these Fellowships is $ 1800 as a base, with a n a dditiona l $3 50 for a spouse a nd $35 0 for each dependent child with a max imum of two . The fello wship awa rd includes payment of tuition , fees, a nd some travel a llowance . Fellows a re req uired to devote full tim e to study a nd research. The dura tion of the F ellowship is for one calenda r year, i. e., two semesters a nd a summ er or four quarters. These a re excellen t Fellowsh ips a nd it offers an opportunity to get training in this rapidly expanding a nd important fi eld of science a nd technology . The Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy is one of the thirty colleges and uni versities at whi ch these Fellowships a re accep table to the A.E. C The deadlin e for filin g for the next Fellowship consideration is October 15, 1957. Application form s a nd inform ation may be obtain ed from the Fellowship Office, Oak Rid ge In stitute for Nuclear Studies, Oak Rid ge , Tennessee.

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Gross Is Marketing Executive of A. C. F. Bern a rd Gross '33 , is Vi ce Presid ent Marketing - of the V,T-K-M Division of the A. C F. , Inc. , in Houston, Texas. Before his present positi on, he was Presid ent of the K ey Compa ny , East St. Loui s, Illinois, a nd he had been associa ted with the Key Company sin ce 1934 . In 1956 , this company merged with the o rgani zation in which Berna rd is now vice pres id ent. The \iV-K-M Divi sion of A. C. F. In c., ma nufactures gate va lves for oil field production a nd pipe lin es a nd plug valves . Key fittin gs a re a lso produced for oil refin ery service. The Gross' Texas a ddress is 52 10 Cha mpla in Bend , Houston 27.

60 Highway Employees Complete Short Course The Civil E ng inee rin g Department in co njun ction with the Missouri State Highway Department designed a course of eight weeks duration to train a g roup of Highway Depa rtment empl oyees for work as techni cians to assist in their engineering depa rtment. In thi s experimental program sixty employees were enrolled in the specialized co urse a nd a ll sixty successfully comple ted the presc ribed work a nd received certifica tes at the summ er commencement. The M issouri Sta te Highway Commission has a very progressive highway program. This is evidenced in the fa ct that Missouri is rea dy for ac tion a nd was selected as the first state to sha re in the multi-million dollar inter-state highway prog ra m. This was the first co urse of its kind sponso red by the Missouri Sta te Highway Commission in their a ttempt to meet the demands of a n enl a rged highway prog ram in a n era when technical employees a re at a premium . It is ve ry p robable that the co urse will be continued in the 19 57-58 academic yea r. The Highway employees who enrolled for the co urse we re: twenty members of the present employees of the department, two from each of the Commission's ten districts, a nd the remaining forty were high school g ra duates recentl y employed by the depa rtm ent.

E. A . Mor.tland '02, Dies Earn est A. Mortland '02, died in St. Louis, M issouri , May 25 , 19 57. H e is survived by a son , a brother a nd a siste r. He was 77 years of age.

Van Buskirk-Riewerts John R. Van Buskirk ' 55 a nd Miss J oan Riewer ts, of Bradley, California , were ma rried December 30, 1956, and a re li ving a t 95 So uth Santa C ru z, Vent ura, California. J ohn is with the Naval Air M iss il e Test Center, Pt. M ug u, California .

Alumni Personals 1927 E. R . Sievers is Chief of the Mining Cla im Secti on , U. S. Forest Service , Missoula, Mo nta na. His home add ress is 214 H as tings Avenue.

1928 Colonel T. C Gerber has a new ad dress : 5100 Wickett Terrace , Bethesda 14 , Mary la nd.

193 1 Capta in Thomas F. Donlon , CEC , USN, has been transferred to the Pub-, Iic Works Office N a val Air Station Quonset Point, Rhod e I sla nd . We not~ too , since our las t contac t with Captai n Donlon, that he has received a p romotion from Command er to Captain. Cong ratulations!

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193 5 Marvin H. Breuer, Supervisor in the Stereoplotting U ni t, Photog ra mmetry Section of the Centra l R egion , Topograp hic Divi sion , U. S. Geological Survey , R oll a, lVl0 ., received a n awa rd for 11


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a suggest ion that ha been adopted by t he survey . Marvin suggested the adoption of a method by whi ch t raci ng tab les made by the In struments Co rporation a nd u ed on the Kel h Plotter may be conve rted to direct reading in feet for photog raphy of a certain fl ying height. H e was p resented with a check a nd a letter from the Director of the Geological urvey in recogniti o n of hi achi evement.

1 936 Byron E. Peeble , retiring pre .id en t of the Rotary lub , t. Loui s, M is ouri , was a delegate to Inte rnational Rotary ' co nve ntion tha t was held in Lucern e, Switzerla nd , thi s summ er.

193 7 Marshall W . Taylor, II, 2425 30th Avenue, S. W. , Calgary , Alberta, Canada, welcomes MSNI alu mni who might be in that part of No rth America, to drop in a nd say hell o. Marshall is Vice P resident-General Manager, Tra ns Empire Oils, Ltd . Hi s busin ess add ress i 505 8 th Ave. , vVest. Richard D. Grimm 's add ress 111 Omaha, Neb raska , is 10621 Pople ton. H e is with No rthern Nrttu ral Gas Co.

193 8 Richa rd G. Prou o-h , Chief Geologisttandard-Vacuum R eside nt Manao-er, Oil Co ., 30 Bondel Road , Calcutta 19, India , is drilling the first deep wildcat well ever to be dri ll ed in the Bengal Bas in. A most in teres ting project. 1 940 Lt. Col. E rn est L. Perry ha been given a domes tic assignment with t hr Office of the Di strict E nginee r, St. Lou is D istr ict, 420 Locust Street , St Louis 2, Missouri . Lt. Col. No rm a n P. Tucke r is ass igned to Hq . FEAF, fo r d uty wit h the Pacific Command in Hawaii. His address is APO 95 3, a n F ra ncisco, Cali fo rnia. Tva n NI. " Ike" N iedling has joined AMP, In c. , m aker o f soJde rl e s te rminal for wiring, p ri nted circuits and p rog ramm in o- sys tem , a nd also P a tchcord prog ra mmin g systems. H e i D istrict a les E ngin ee r coverin o- laba ma , Miss iss ipp i, No rth west F lorid a a nd o utheast Louis ia na . H e is li vin g a t Dolly Rid ge Road , Route 16, Box 20 2, Birm ingham , laba ma, and he in vites a ll NISl\I alumn i to look him up when in tha t a rea .

1 9 4 1 F red H. H oener is a l\Ia nufa cturers' R epre enta t i e, steel p roducts sales .

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H is bus in ess add ress is 3305 ,"',T. 7 1 Street, K a nsas C ity 13, Mo . F ra nk Mentz is with We tinghouse at B loomfield , N . J. Frank would enjoy hea rin g from othe r members of the Class of 1941. H e lives in R osela nd , N. J., 32 Evely n Road. \Villia m 1. Morri s is Chi ef E ngineer, Emerson Coal Mining Corp ., C rown M in e, Farm ersvi ll e, Illin ois, and is Ji vin g at 3409 So uth Fo urth St. , Springfi eld , Illin ois. E rn e t F . Kin g is in the Instrument Div ision, Thoma A. E dison Indu stri es of McGraw-Ed ison Co ., W est Orange, N. J. Hi residence add re s i 353 outh Cente r t. , Orange, N . J. 1 942 A. T. Guernsey , Seni or Explora tion En a in eer in cha rge of special stud ies in the Shell Oil Co mpa ny 's Denver Area production department, celeb rated his 15th yea r with the company. Hi s address is 115 E stes, L akewood , Colorado. Hugh H a rn ess, Jr. , 222 Azalea Circle, Sp rin g Hill Alabama, has a n amateur rad io station , W4 CIY , a nd would app reciate a card fr om other alumni who a re ham s. In cid ental is hi s job with the refinin g divis ion of ALCOA at Mob ile, Alabama. V. A. Sm ith , Jr. , is in Paducah , K entu cky , employed by U nion Carbid e N uclea r Co rporation, with residence at 22 1 Goodman Drive. R. A. Kelly has a pos iti on with Mo nsanto Chem ical Co. , St. Lou is, M isso uri. Hi s add ress is 11 35 Pa rtr idge Ave. J oe Van Pool is in Bartlesvi ll e, Okla homa , with P hilli ps Petroleum Co ., and resid ing at 141 8 Prairie H eights Drive. E ugene L. H elton , 259 R a nd olph Ave. , Peor ia , Illin ois, is with t he Ca terpill a r Tractor Co . J o hn D. Nicholson is Sales Manage r a nd Directo r of Southern E ngin e a nd Pump 0. , H ousto n , T exas, wit h residence in Bella ire. T exas, 53 16 Val eri e. J a mes " J ay " K. J ohnston i now associa ted with the General E lectri c Co ., in M iss il es, Ordnan ce Systems D epa rtm ent at Ph il ad elphi a , 1 a., as St ru ct ures E ngineer. T he J ohn ton s resid e a t 73 7 No rt h Pa rk Avenu e, No rri stown, Pa.

New Yo rk, . Y. Hi s residence address i 121 Oak Lane, Cra nfield , . J. G. R. Meyers is with the Ambassador Oi l Co rp. , Abilene, T exas. Hi s home add ress is 18 17 J ackson Street. Maurice O. Bellis, formerly of H empstead , N . J., is now in Los Angele , Ca li fornia, add ress : Apt. 19, 297 1 So uth Potomac Avenue . T he Ray O. K asten's have moved into their new h ome at 6138 Manning, K a n a City 33 , M issouri . 1944 A. P. P loesser is hi ef Mine E no-ineer with Beng uet Co nsoli dated , Inc. , Bag uio, P hilippines . Ea rl M. K a ne is in Bartlesville, Ok la homa, resid ing at 3600 Wayside D ri ve. Willi am H. Dragoset is with The Chem strand Co rpora tion . Pen sacola , F lo ri da. 1 945 J a mes T. McKelvey has been appoin ted Associa te Profes or of Chemical E ngin eerin o- at W ashingto n U nivers ity , St. L oui s, l\Ii souri. McKelvey has ta ug ht a t J ohn s Hopkins Univers ity fr om 1954 until his recent appointment wh ich is effective in Jul y . From 1950 to 1954 , he did re earch with E. 1. DuPont de Nemours & Co . McKelvey earn ed the master of science a nd doctor of [hilo op hy degrees at ' Vashington U ni ve rs ity , where he also ta ug ht from 1946 to 19 SO.

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Edwa rd P. Vollh erbst, Jr. , is with t he x- ray divi sion , W es tingh ou e E lect ri c International Co. , 40 Wall St. ,

194 () R obert L. l\Iann , 108 So uth Center Street, East Prairie, M issouri , is Minister o f the Methodi st Church. After gradu atio n in civil engin eerin g he took a posit ion with the Missouri State Highway Department until October 1947 , a nd he decided to enter the minis try . H e beca me A sociate Pastor of the M ethodi st C hurch, J eff erso n City , Misso uri , until Septembe r 1948, when he entered the Perkin s School of Theology , outhern Methodi st U niversity. Dalla , Texas. H e received hi s Bachelor of Divinity Degree in Jun e 195 1. a nd his first fu ll- time pastorate was in the W entzvill e - O 'Fall on (M is ouri ) cha rge of the Method ist Church. Tn October 1954, he wa trans ferred to hi p resent ass ignm ent.

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of Genera l E lectric, received hi s Master of Science in E ngineering deg ree at the 162 nd a nnu al co mm encement excercises, Un ion College, Schenectady . R. R. Willia ms is in the mining business in the British West Indies . His ma iling address is Lydford P . O. , St. Ann , J a ma ica, B. W . 1. Donova n A. Dutton is in San Di ego , Ca lifornia, a nd is a Man ufacturer's Rep resentative. His ad dress is 5 155 T ipton St. , San Diego 15. Maila nd R. Strunk received his P h . D. degree in Chemical Engineering at Was hington U ni ve rsity, St. Louis, Mo ., in June. Ma iland will be a n Associate Professor a t iVISM in the Chemical E ngineering Department effective at the beginning of the 1957- 58 yea r. Pa ul \ Ai. Gebhardt is in Ind ependence, Missouri, home address, 11 004 35 th Terrace. Rufus H. Ga rdner is with the Illi nois Division of Highways , Spr ingfield , Illinois, and li ving a t 16 13 Holmes. Jose G. McClin ton is with the ITE Circuit B reaker Co. , Pittsb urgh, Pa ., a nd is li ving 1I1 W as hington , Pa., R . D. 1. Robert J. Barmeier is with So uthwestern Bell Telephon e Co ., St. Loui s, Missouri. His residence address is 9622 Durham Drive, St. Loui s 15. John A. Scheineman has a cha n.ge of address : Box 2648 , H ouston, T exa s. Gi lbert H. LePiere is with W . E . Hutton & Co. , 14 \!\Tall Street. New York , New York. We have not had Gilbert 's add ress for a few yea rs .

1948 Winston C. Moss and Ll oyd W. Fesler a re employed by No rth American Aviation , Inc. , Los Angeles Divi sion, Internationa l Airport , Los Angeles 45. Cali fornia. Robert M. Rock is a Sales E nginee r for Amer ican iVIanganese Steel Co., Chicago H eigh ts, Ill. H e lives in Glenwood , Illinois , 28 No rth Campbell . Maurice H . E llis, Sales Enginee r , Ar mco Drainage & Metal Prod ucts . has a new address, 1407 West 3rd , Chillico the, M issouri. J ames R. F isher has been appo inted Area Engineer with the D epartment of Agr iculture, Soil Conservat ion Servi ce in M innesota , Area 4 , with hea dqua rters in St. Peter, Minnesota. Hi s ad dres there is 30 70 So. Min neso ta. Geo rge D. Ru ssell has moved from July August 195 7

R osicla re, Illinois, to 8 15 Bower Hill R oad , P ittsb urgh 16, Pa . Harold G. Moe's add ress is 3 19 18 Lama r, Farm ington , M ichi ga n. 'W illia m A. E llis is working for the Central Illin ois Light Compa ny , P eo ri a , TlJin ois , a nd 522 1 Gl en E lm is hi s add ress. Cha rles C. F leher, 1373 Las Pa lmas Drive, Santa Cla ra , Ca lifornia, is with Genera l El ect ric.

1 949 J ohn G. R eilly, Jr. , was a campu s visitor in Apr il. J ack is with the St. Joseph Lead Co mpa ny, Ba lm at, St. Llwrence Co un ty , New Yo rk . M . R obe rt Rohr is with E. 1. du Pont de Nemours, Explosives Dept. , Gibbstown, N . ]., a nd he resides at 1209 Wayne Road , H addenfield , N. J. Mack E lli no r, Jr. , is with the Na tional Cash Register Co ., D ayton. Ohio. and the E llinors live at 2798 Prentice Ave ., Dayton 10. \!\Ta rren 'vV. Roberts is in Sp ringfield , Illinois, with the Springfield Boil er Co. His address is 1117 S. Livingstone. R obert M. Cage is R esident Metallurgist , Chrystler Co rporation , Indiana polis, India na. His address is 5772 East 30th Street. James S. Crum p, 26 H a nley Industr ia l Ct. , St. Louis 17, :M issouri , is wi1 h the M id west Machinery Co .. I nc. Francis L. Lyons is wo rking for 13 ~ e in g Aircraft Co. His address is 240 South Ida St. , \!\Tichita, Kan sas. Keith E . Short is in Alton , Illinois , 29 13 Buena Vista , and employed by Standard Oil Co . (India na) , at Wood Ri ve r, Illinois. Thomas H. Pering is with Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co ., in P ittsburgh, Pa . The Pering home is at 1559 Orchardview Drive, Pittsburgh 20 . J ohn F. F indlay , 1808 W. 'M cCarty St. , J efferson City , M issouri , is employed by the M issouri Highway D epartment. L owell T . Smith, formerly assoc iated with Olin Mathieson 's research a nd development is now Sales Metallurgist with Carond elet Foundry, St. L oui s. 'Misso uri , to promote the high alloys. His resid ence is at 28 Sou th Ruby Lane, Caseyville, Illinois. Fran k L. B ri ce has a new address: 5877 Denmead, La kewood , Ca liforn ia. Daniel N. M iller, Jr. , is with PanAmerica n Oil Co mpan y , Caspe r, \iVyomingo Hi s address is 2139 S. J efferson.

Roger Knopp is Sales E ngineer with the D a llas S. Deem Co ., Tulsa, Oklahoma, a ma nufact urer's rep resenta tive of the Am eri ca n Air Filter Co. His resid ence is 171 2 South Newpo rt , Tulsa, Oklahoma. John H. F uqua has left the \!\Test Coast a nd is now Works Manager of H . 1. C. A ., Inc ., Shrevepo rt, Lou isiana. J oseph M ichael a rri ved a t the Fuq uas' home last year, ma king their fifth child. The dis tribution now is three girls and two boys . Their Shreveport address is : 1927 Bayon Drive.

1 950 \Vill iam E. Remmert received the degree of Masters in Business Admini st ratio n from St. Louis U ni ve rsity at their comm encement in Jun e. Lewis Agnew was co-a uthor of a paper which was presented at the Washington meeting of the Ame ri can Physical Society. Lewis is working toward his P h . D . degree in P hysics at the U niversity of California. Cha rles H. Church is doing gradua te work at the U niversity of Michiga n, and he expects to complete his P h. D . degree in Physics in the fa ll of 1957. Jo hn R . Van No rt was awa rd ed a Master of Science degree in Civi l Engineering at the Uni ve rsity of Pittsburgh 's annua l comm encement J une 12. \iI/ill iam J. Winters is with Evans &: \!\Tinters, Po rtersville, Pa. , and resides R. D. 1, Prospect, Pa. Ka rl H. D el Porte is with J ohns Manvi lle, 22 E. 40th St. , New York, N. Y . H e is li ving in Scarsda le, N . Y. , 160 Delhi Road. L. R. Brunnenmeyer is with Bend ix Engineering of the Bendix P rod ucts Aviation Corporation , Fuel Systems Division. H e is living at 19590 D a rden R oad , So uth Bend , Indiana. John B . H. Fitzwilliam is a M in ing E nginee r with the Bestwall Gypsum Compa ny , Blue Rapids, Kansas. Robert D. Rowe, Geod eti c E ngineer with the lAGS , now has a n ad dress , lAGS , c/ o U . S. E mbassy, La Paz , Bolivia, S. A. Robert Lee-Aston has resigned as M in e Geologist for the Tennessee Coppe r Company 's operation at Ducktown , T ennessee, to become P lant Engin eer for pla nt and qua rry of the Signal Mou ntain Divi sion of the General Portland Cement Compa ny, Signal Mountain, Tennessee . His resid ence

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address is R oute One, Signal Mountain , T ennessee. D avid J ack Freeman's address now is lOSS Grenoble Lane, F lori sant, Mi ssouri. W a lter \".T. \Vissman is in Richmond , Indiana, employed by the Ralston Purina Co . Address : 10 Sunset Drive. Edwin A. Davidson, with lYI. J. Harden Associates, Photogrammetri c Engin ee rs, is now in K ansas City, M issouri. Address: 111 5 East Armour Boulevard. Thomas E. Poliquin has a change of address, 777 Savin Ave.) Apt. B, West Haven , Connecticut. Robert B. Shaffe r is in the Vanderbilt H ospital, Nashville, T ennessee, with polio. Mail a ddressed to him in care of the hospital will reach him. D elma r W. Breuer, 2521 Olson Drive, Dayto n 10, Ohio, has completed residency requirements for a Ph. D. a t Ohio State University during the past year. H e is Associa te Professor , USAF Institute of Technology, at Wright Patterson AFB , D ayto n. H e purchased a new home on return to his position in Dayton . James E. McDonald has a pOSit ion with civil service at the Naval Air Sta tion, Pensacola , Florid a. Hi s address is Route 4, Box 165 , Ca ntonm ent, F lorida. Everett W. pringer, who is with the N a tiona l-U . S. R adia tor Corpo ration , has been transferred to J ohn stown , Pa., res iding at 108 5 Confer Avenu e.

1 95 1 D ouglas J. Ca rthew is In the iron ore mining busin ess a t th e Grace Min e, Morgantown , Pa. His reside nce is Joa nna , Pa . J a mes P . Tarwa ter received a Master of Science in lYI etallurgica l E ngineering a t the Carnegie Institute of T echnoloay's Jun e comm encemen t. J ohn R . Brady, 868 1 R a nd y Drive, Garden City , Michigan, is with the Am erican Louisia na Pipe Lin e Co., D etroit, l'vIichigan. H e has been a R eservoi r E ngin eer with Am eri can Natu ra l Ga s ystem for ix yea r . Dr. Hubert L. Bowkl ey has accepted a position as As ociate Professo r in the Chemical E ngin ee ring D epartment at MSM , eff ective at the beginning of t he 19 57-5 8 school yea r. F ra ncis E . W ees . Jr. , 4124 So. 3 7 St., Omaha, Nebr. , is Bridge a nd tru c-

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tura l Designer for the U ni on Pacifi c R. R. Co. Anthony P. And erhub is with McD onn ell Aircraf t Co rp. , St. Loui s, lYIo. , resid ing at 8430 J anua ry Ave., Berkeley 21, Mo. Anthony was married in i'vlay 19 S1 , a nd the Anderhubs have two children, Beth M a rie, 4.0 years a nd Bryan Anthony , 8 months. D onald A. Nelson , 3805 Oscar, Alton, Illin ois, is a n Estimato r in the Eng in ee ring D epartment, ta nda rd Oil Co ., \!\Tood Rive r, Illin ois. Willia m L. Petty, Jr., is now in Downers Grove , Illinois, 6416 Powell Street. R ex E. Greer is as ociated with Tuloma Bui lders, Inc. , Tulsa, Ok la homa . TheiI' Tulsa residence is a t 65 15 E. 27th St. Richa rd H. Oitto, Jr. , is M in ing Methods R esearch E ngin ee r, U . S. Bureau of :iVIines, assigned to their Pittsburgh, Pa ., office . Address : 5369 Youngridge Drive, Apt. 6, Pittsburgh 36 . Gera ld H enson is with Cities Service Oil Co ., III their Chicago , I lli nois, office. Dudley L. Castro is in Paducah , K entucky , with Union Carbide N ucl ear Company, residing a t 2548 Clay Street. \Villiam R. Jon es is in th e Production Maintenance D ept. , Bottling Plant, Anheuser-Busch, Inc. , St. Louis, Misso uri , a nd lives in East St. Loui s, Illinois, 102 N . 70th. D avid McRae Irwin is in Clevela nd , Oh io, with the R elia nce E lectri c & En gin eering Co . His address is 500 East 266 t St. , Euclid 32, Ohio. Vasil Uzul1og1u, of I ta nbul , Turkey , is returning to the U . S. thi s fa ll. H e has a position with the Bell T elephon e La borato ri es . Willia m E. H orst. fo rme rl y of Broomall , Pa ., is now in Shelby , No rth Ca rolin a , 41 3 Leand er Street. J. Gerald Schlosser is in Mi lwaukee, Wisco nsin , a nd has a positi on with the Goodyea r Ti re a nd Rubber Co., res iding at 2629 South Shore Drive. Geo rge E . H owes is employed by the Lock heed Aircra ft Corp. , Bu rba nk , Ca lifornia , wit h residence at 602 E. Santa Anita. H oward A. Olso n is Process E nginee r, . S. Gypsum Company , Fort D odge, I owa. Willi a m G. M cEvilly, form erl y of Ft. D odge , I owa, has moved to New-

burgh, New Yo rk, with resid ence a t 21 Ca robene Co urt. Geo rge W. Sulliva n has accepted a position with H ay nes Stellite Compa ny , Kokomo, Indi ana . Val H. Stieglitz, Jr. , is presently employed as ma intenance engineer a nd engineering advisor with E. L. Co tto n, In c., of Mia mi, Florida. The Sleigli tzes have two chi ldren, ages 5 a nd 2 yea rs . Their home is at 5820 outh Dixie Highway, M ia mi 43 . Loren H a rgus, Jr. , ha been advanced to Senior E nginee r in new plant co nstru cti on, Chevrolet Central Office, General Motors Bldg., D etroit, "Mi chiga n.

1 952 J ames Bottorff received his Ph. D . deg ree, in June, a t Purdue U niversity. H is doctora te was in mechanica l enginee ring. H e majored in jet p ropulsion a nd he has accepted a position with Aeroj et - Genera l Co rporation, Azu a , California. Dr. Bottorff is president of the Indiana Section of the American Socici.y of M echa ni cal Engin eers. Kipp Ferns was v isiting on the campus in Apri l. Kipp is with the Cities Se rvice Oil Compa ny a nd is located in Amarillo, T exas, residing at 3 1l 0D West 11 th Street, Amarillo , Texas. J erry S. K lobe has accepted a po iti on at U nion Carbid e Nuclear Company's Oak Ridge Gaseo u Diffu ion Pla nt , Oak Ridge, T ennessee. R obert O. W ickey is with the Ca li fo rnia Research Co rpora tion , Ri chmond , Ca lifornia. His add res is 98 Moss Ave. , Apt. 1, Oa kla nd , Cal ifornia. Paul H. H a usner is employed at Rya n Ae ronautical Co ., Lindbergh F ield , San Diego, Californ ia . Hi s re idence address is 45 30 54th, Apt. 9, San Diego 15. Paul L. H a usma nn is in Memphis, T enn essee, with the Buckeye Cell ulo e Co rporation, a nd li ving a t 39 1 Lenora Drive . H. G. Akins is Project E na in eer with the Intern ationa l H a rvester Co. , Chicago, Illinois . Hi home address is 4 11 4 H ahn do rf , Wes tm ont , I llin ois. Frederi c W . Ay res is employed by the Ea u Cla ire Sand & Gravel Co. , Ea u Cla ire, Wisconsin , la rge producers of ready-mi xed co ncrete. H e has also gone into t he ready- mi xed co ncrete bu in ess on hi own at Chi ppewa Fa lls, Wisconsin. Martin , who ha been with Lewis

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the Saha ra Petroleum Co ., Alexandria, Egypt, is now with the Continenta l Oil Company's Geological Department, P. O. Box 11 21, Durango , Colorado. George T. Palmer, Jr. , is with the Carbon & Carbide at Pad ucah, Kentucky. His residential add ress is 106 Goodman Road, Paducah. J ames K. Searcy is in Washington , D. c., with the U. S. Geological Survey , \Vater Resources Division a nd has residence in Arlington, Va ., 2009 No rth Upland Street. Walter L. Gage is employed as a n engineer with the Blackwell Zinc Co ., Blackwell , Oklahoma. Melvin C. H ockenberry , 1011 Azalea Road, Union , N . J, is an employee of the Ordnance Corps , Department of the Army , Picatinny Arsenal; Dover, N. J. Vernon R. Scott is with Motorola , Inc. , in the.ir \Vestern M ilitary E lectronics Center, Phoenix , Arizona. His add ress there is 4808 E. Brill Street. Warren V. DeNIier is a n E ngineer in Chemical Research & Development in Genera Electric's Richland , Vhshington, plant ; his add ress is 13 18 Potter. J ames M. Thompson is a Metallurgist with Convair Aircraft Corp. , located in Pomona, Californi a , residing at 11 5 1 E. Pasadena St., Apt. 1. E ugene H. Lindsey 's add ress is Department of Minerals Technology , U ni ve rsity of Cali forn ia , Berkeley. H. Chalm ers K err, Jr. , of 2034 Meade Ave., San Diego , Cali fo rnia , who is employed at the U . S. Navy Electronics Laboratory , has been named president of the Navy E lectroni cs Laboratory Employees Association.

195 3 Ahmad Ali Aukefie writes from Kabul , Afghanistan , where he is Director of Exploration Department, M inistry of M ines and Industries, that the monthly sala ry of an Afghan engineer is abo ut 1000 Afghani s or $20 .00 per month. And this is his salary as D irecto r of a department. William VV. Kronmueller is with the Standard Oil Co ., of Indiana, a t their Wood Ri ve r, Illinois, in stallat ion and resides in Florissant, Mo. , 1000 St. Brendan La ne. William R . Park is with the consulting engineering firm , Black & Veatch , Kansas City , M issouri. His address is 8101 Tomahawk Road , P rairie Vi llage 15 , Kansas . Bill received h is M. S. July

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degree in General E ngineering-Op tion in Valuation at Iowa State in 1956. Forrest C. Mosley , 300 Vista Place, J ef ferson City , Misso uri , is Regional Maintena nce E ngineer for Montgomery Ward & Co. , working out of the regiona l office in Kansas City, Misso uri. Forrest was formerly with the Bridge Office, Missouri State Highway Department. Philip J Clarke resigned from Shell Oil Co ., in Regina , Sask. , in March , a nd accepted a position with Canpet Exploration , Ltd. , 720 7th Ave. , S. W. , Calgary, Alberta , as Chief Geologist. Can pet is an English company controlled by Caracas Petroleum , S. A. Apex (Trini dad) Oilfield s, Ltd. , and Foldfield s American Development, Ltd. The three parent compa nies have their headqua rters off ices in London, England.

Ralph G. Moeller is a 1st Lt. U. S. Army , serving as a pilot in the 4th Av iation Company, Ft. Lewis, Washin gton. He expects to be discha rged in October a nd accept a posi tion with American Manganese Steel Co ., Chicago Heights, Illinois. H e is now residing in Tacoma, Washington, 9629 Meadow Road. Donald E. Puyear has been discha rged from active duty with the Army and he is back at MSM . Hi s address is c/ o C hemical E ngineering D epartment. Joseph B. Cole, Maintenance Engineer , Gas Dept. , Mene Gra nde Oil Co ., Apa rtado 45 , Barcelona, Venezuela , S. A. , plans to visit the campus in Novembe r of thi s year. J a mes Highfill 's milita ry add ress is Co. "C" 803 EAB APO 195 , New Yo rk , New York.

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\Villiam P. Dixon has accepted the graduate appoi ntm ent at the University of Kan sas to contin ue grad uate work toward his P h. D. degree. William should complete his :Master's degree in P hysics at MSM during the summer of 1957 . H e has been on a U. S. Burea u of M ines Fell owshi p during the past yea r. Anthony J. Selvaggi joined the Westinghouse Co rpo ration in June, 1954, in their Graduate Stud ent Training Program. He was in the Arm y from November ' 54 to November ' 56 , and returned to vVestinghouse and accepted a position with their Lamp Div ision, in Bloomfield , N. J. Hi s address is 228 N . Third Street, Newark , N . J. Richard Stevens is with ALCOA as Metall urgist, Alcoa, T enn essee . Their second daug hter , Kim J anell , was born July 3 1, 1956. They li ve in Alcoa, 1008 Cherry St reet.

Robert J. Martin 's add ress is U. S. S. Genesee (AOG-8) , c-o Fleet P.O. , San F rancisco , California. William J. O'Neill has accepted a position with Metcalf & Eddy , Architectural E ngineers, Boston, Mass. H e department in June for Greenland , where he will be a construction engineer on one of his firm 's projects. H a rvey E. Schulte has becom e a member of the technical services department of Monsanto Chemical Company 's J ohn F . Queeny Plant, St. Louis, M isso uri , after having served with Columbia Southern Chemical Co rporation, Barberton, Ohio , for the past two years. Richa rd O. Berg's add ress is Co. A 3rd Engr. Bn. (C) , APO 24 , Sa n Fra ncisco, California. Lester Brockmann is presently in the U. S. Navy fo r six months and has just completed his basic training a t Great Lakes NTS , Illinois, and is going to

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P o rt Hu eneme, Californ ia , for hi next duty ass ignment. H e is st ill an employee of Th e T exas Company. Mail adcl res ed to 5 Apple Tree Lane, layton 24 , ~Iisso uri , wi ll reach him . J oseph P. G reen' a dclre s i 1519 Carol L a ne , Wi chita Falls, T exas. H a rry K. l\Iathewson is employed as a n ass i tant eng ineer in t he Components E nginee ring Depa rtm ent of the Air Ar mam ent Div ision , perry Gy roscope Com pany , Great Neck, Jew York . From ;,Iay 1943 to Feb rua ry 1946, he served in t he Navy. H e previously was employed as a des ig n a ne! developmen t engi neer . Lawrence H eld , Jr ., ha s accepted a pos ition wit h t he l\Iisso uri P acific R a ilroad Co. , a t Fall C ity, Neb ra ska , immedia tely foll ow in g g ra du a ti on . H e was tran s fe rred to Osa watom ie, K a nsas, in the fa ll of 1955 . In Ap ril , 1956 , he wa s call ed to ac ti ve duty wit h th e Ar my . R eceived his co mmi ssion at Fo rt Be lvo ir , Va. , August 1956 , a nd com pleted his six months tour a nd di scha rged a t F t. L eona rd W ood. l\Io ., in October 1956. H e return ed to hi s employment with the l\I o- P ac at Osa watomie. As a mem be r of t he 5th A rm y R eserve, he wi ll atte nd s umm er tra ining camp in "Wisconsin in A ug ust. Arthur G. Baebler ha s been ass ig nee! as As is tant a les E ng in eer in th e a les D epartme nt 's D evelopmen t a nd Tra ining Divi sion o f Gnion E lectri c ' 0 . . St. L ouis, ~Ii sso uri. Baebler was cmploycd fo r three months at t heir l\Ieram c Pl a n t in 1954 on a tem porary bas is . He wa re-e mpl oyed in 1955 as a stu lent eng in ee r. a nd except fo r a sho rt time s l e nt in milita ry se rv ice,

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1 956 K en neth F . teffa n has received a M a ster o f cience deg ree from Califo rnia In titute o f T ec hnology in elect r ica l eng in ee rin g. P. E . Ohlse n is with No rth Am erica n Avi a ti on Tn c., L os Angeles D iv iion , Tn te rn a ti ona l Airport . L os Angeles 45 , Ca li fo rni a . D ona ld E. R ese r, form erl y Tn d u tri a I E ng in ee r with t he Pittsburg h Pl ate Glass Co ., is now a D evelopm ent E ng in ee r wit h th e W este rn E lectri c Co ., o f C hi cago , TIL H e expec ts to be tran s fe rred to a new W es tern El ectri c a ble P la nt nea rin g co mpletion in Oma ha , )J eb raska . Hi s res id ence address is 6 [ 5 Ch icago Ave .. D owne rs Grove . Tllin ois. J a mes M a rtin is in R olla. Mi sso uri . vl' it h t he 1\ [i sso uri Geo log ica l urvey. P a ul E. R a msey is a stud en t at t he Un ive rsity o f T exas . Hi s a ddress is U nive l's ity Tra il er Park , L ot 43 , ALLti n 3, T exas . D ona ld F . H a ber's ma iling a ddress is Box 18 1, Dura ngo , Colo rado. James J. W o ff o rd 's add ress hilS been cha nged to 3 1 T aylor Ave., C rys, ta 1 C ity , Mo. D a le E. Chap ma n's a ddress is 11 47 T enn essee, Apt. NO. 3 . L aw rence. Kan sas . P vt. C ha rl es R . Altheid e recentl y bega n six months of ac ti ve milita ry t ra ining at Ft . L eo na rd W ood , ~ ri s ­ so uri. 2n d Lt. Ko rm a l H a rt ha s been assig ned to the 575 th E ngin ee r Bat ta lion at F o rt B elvo ir. Va . H e ente red th c A rm y last M a rch .

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1 957 Fred J . Colema n ha received a n AEC Radiologica l Fe llowship at Va ndc rbilt U ni\'e r ity , where he wi ll do g r<JCl uate wor k in Phys ic . La rry Opp Iiger has been a ppoi n ted g ra du ate a ss istant in the Phy ics D epartment at the Un ive rsity o f \visco nsin fvr th aca de mi c yea r 1957 -5 8 . R obe rt G. F ull er ha s received a Nat ional cience Fe ll ows hi p to conti nue g rad ua te "vo rk in Phy ic . H e wi ll att nd th e U ni vers ity of Tll in ois . R obe rt . Qu ise nberry ha accepted a pos ition wit h the T exa s Co ml a ny in their Research a nd T echni ca l La bora· tori es at Po rt Arthur. Texas. Ca rence L. D owd en a lso has acce pt· ed a po ition with the Texa Compan y in the ir P ort Arthur L a bora tor ie . Geo rge D. , a m ple has jo in ed the Texas Co mpa ny wo rkin g in their P o rt Arthur-Po rt Nec hes R esea rch a nd T echni ca I Labo ra to ri es . W a rren C. Ge il has join ed t he en· ?; inee rin g d epartme nt o f M onsanto C hem ica l Co mpa ny's Tn o rga ni c C hemica ls Di vision, t. L o uis, Misso uri. R obe rt J . Fah ri g ha s join ed the s taff of th e " ' hitin g R esearc h L a b ratories o f t he ta nda rd O il Company ( Tnd iana). Whi ting. Tn d ia na. Bill G. Bea m. has bee n eml loyed a a t ra in e eng in ee r in t he Prod uct ion D epa rtm ent of th e T exas Co mpany a nd hi s add ress is 3 [ 5 No rt h Wa lnut St. . I'a us \ 'a lI ev. O k la homa. K ermit kred r ha s acce pted a posit ion \" it h t he Wri ght Aero na uti ca l Di vis io n o f t he C urti ss- W r ig ht Corporat io n, \Y ood-Ridge. l'\ew J ersey . D on Z . Zieb II ha been as ig ned to the tra ining p rog ra m o f t he H a let ho rpe (:l I d.) F: xt rusion " 'o rks o f t he K a ier . luminllill a nd Ch cm ica l Corporati o n and will fa ll w t he rota tin g tra inin g prog ram in in du tria l meta ll u rgy in the tec hni a l de l a rtm ent. H e a nel 1\[ 1'. , Z ieba \l , th fo rme r J ea n i\f . J ohn s to n. of D es Pla in es, re ide a t 345 Woodb rid ge R oad. De. Pla ines, ~rcl . J ack E. T oliver has a cha nge o f add ress to 670 La ke. t ree t , Apt. 303, F a ll s Churc h. \ ' irgin ia .

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