Fred H. Lathrop_Navy Award

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Fred H. Lathrop_Navy Award - Employees Given Cash Prizes CHINA LAKE—A sudden...
Employees Given Cash Prizes CHINA LAKE—A sudden boom in the beneficial suggestion program program activity at the navy station has resulted In the recent awarding awarding of 1870 to 20 employes who submitted a total of IS suggestions that have been adopted. * The top award, $273. which is : | the highest amount that can be granted by an individual Navy activity, activity, went to two employees of the rocket department for their idea which led to development of a new sharing tool for cutting propellant propellant specimen strips. The two employees who divided the award are Bonnie Brown and Freddie Santangelo. who work in the operations branch of the China Lake pilot plant division. It Is estimated that the new tool will save approximately $19,-! 200 during the first year of operation. operation. It also will speed up the job. enabling chemists and engineers to get the required data on the propellant in about half the time formerly required. Brown and Santangelo received the beneficial suggestion program cash award from Capt. Levering I Smith, associate technical director at the navy station, during a ceremony ceremony at the pilot plant cafeteria. The local committee on beneficial suggestions has recommended that their idea be forwarded to the Department of the Navy for additional additional award consideration and possible farther application. Other rocket department employees employees who recently received cash awards under the beneficial suggestion suggestion program are Fred H. Lathrop, Lathrop, $75, and Lloyd M. Plum. Thomas R. Watson and James P. Curran. each of whom received $10. Lathrop suggested an Improved method of pressurising the fuel chamber of target jets used on one of the station's technical projects: Plum's suggestion dealt with elimination elimination of fire hazards in a pilot plant area building: a new type works department were Paul Bang!* and Keith Walker, who received m joint award of $70; Frank Fnl> minante, $50; W. J. Mader, $25; William A. Reed, $15, and Carl A. Porter Jr.. Joseph M. Bryan and C. T. Hanson, $10 each. Bangle and Walker conceived a new device for warning bus drivers when their vehicles were overheated overheated : a method of expediting the flow of work in and out of the public works machine shop was Fnlminante's contribution. Mader suggested a quicker and safer method of filling batteries In the basement of Mlchelson Laboratory, and Reed devised a method of trans* ferring refrigerant from a refrigerator refrigerator condensing unit to an empty cylinder without loss of the refrigerant refrigerant The $10 awards received by Par- safety release for the inside of iter. Bryan and Hanson were for magazettes used to store experi-j suggesting an easier method of re- mental propellants was the contri- trieving vehicles stuck in the sand; bution of Watson, while Curran for installation of rear bumpers suggested a safety device for locks on rest bouse doors in the rocket department area. Award recipients in the" public [on certain types of pickdV trucks to avoid damage to the truck tailgate tailgate and rear fenders, and for an Continued on Page IS

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 10 Oct 1952, Fri,
  3. Page 25

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