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|Paper||Hill Air Force Base Newspapers|
TlhrilFto Natiomal Hamdii t xiuw Saw lWnilAV ma lnTn r. iwawww aw.vm.'w And Timer Ii HikeOutput Production in Parachute'''FIg.CIotjHr :.:.. v - y New Vulcanizing Process Is, Widely Adopted 4 ' a II C i SKi L n .... Folks in the production end of this war at Hill Field are A flying helmet hi Ben Larkin, shift foreman of well aware that they are con INSPECTING the parachute and flying clothing repair branch of maintenance but records, breaking stantly division. In the background is May Hyatt, supervisor. where is the worker who doesn't get an added thrill out of the news that his department, branch or section is nationally recognized for doing a superlative job? ... - T- rp-- v,; fe: , - , i x f LJ ,L:.... - v f A- . ,t - f&if . I Take the parachute and flying clothing repair branch of the OASC Maintenance Division, for instance. During the past 12 months less than 100 men and women who pack 'chutes and repair clothing ft have shot their production record I up over ISO per cent in the parachute department and 700 per cent In the clothing department. By the close cooperation and with the rubber re, coordination pair section, 6000 flying boots costing more than $30,000 ' d clothes, In a corner of the have been saved since January, TYPICAL ARTICLES to Left made as good as new, and returned packing department. right in the photo are Louise to keep the feet of 3000 fighting Torman, Herman Nielsen, Mary Clark and Phyllis . Furnlss. SPECIES: NATIVE AMERICAN . . . Henry Daross, foremu aviators warm throughout their Is a Texan 6000 fur-linhave saved boots pairs flying parachute and flying clothing repair branch New ways of repairing ox American sne bombing missions. Intertwined witn progress been has The originated of the first process year. costing over 830,000 since the Perfect Method Here since the horse and buggy days. Hill Field. at 'V Until the vulcanizing method for repairing soles and heels on. flying . boots was perfected here at Hill - Field, these boots were a total loss when worn out Now the botrffi&lffifwm'' sv.K; ,:., toms are remade, the fur lining , is vacuum cleaned, and the leath- -. er . tops are reworked, oiled, and protected with a-- finished coatinz . of leather preservative. The boots go back into aerial, combat just as good as new at a total cost of less than one dollar a pair!. x; I i; , , Up until a month ago, Ogden Air Service Command was the only in the country where this ' place valuable piece of work was done. . Mow the process, like many others ,. originating here, has been passed on to speed victory. Fabio V. Hatton, foreman of the rubber repair branch, and his aa--. sistant foreman, Harold W. Osborn, developed the method by vulcaniz-: . lng new heels and soles on flying -' boots. Perhaps these men were rivals - before they came to Hill Field in June 1942, for they were competitors in the Salt Lake City tire business. Both are veterans of World war I. Now,, like fighting L ''t- ' Americans all around the world, Hatton and Osborn have but one Interest: destruction of our comi:.::--::::::;V- , :: v mon enemies in the shortest possible time. bstsf PARACHUTE INSPECTING AND PACKING SCENE . . . The folks working here are typically varied In their geographical Unique Character kX hair) in ner enute of Chinese from uiower from Ella Locke is is Earl to Seattle, descent, Ogden. inspecting Tipton right, Henry p. Daross is the unique Left dism in It ensn maae oi nyiou, wronger suk. xweive ieec tvns; character beind the scenes in the Van Rennsler of Los Angeles. Most of tnese cnutes are coaay contain more than 800 yards of material, weigh approximately 22 pounds. parachute and flying clothing repair branch. Here is a man who has played a vital part In Ameri- services as a canvas and leather man to senior leather and can-vOK can transportation since horse and to Duncan Field, worker. worker, going buggy days. Earl Tipton is swing shift foreAs a boy in Cuero, San Antonio, Texas in January to came 1942. he Six later months he Texas man, having come to Hill Field in sought apprenticeship in Flick harness and saddle OASC at Hill Field. In November Dec. 1941 as a leather and canvas the R.-Little did he dream that one 1942 he became acting general fore- worker learner. Since then he has the combined manhours lost becau") Lastt month at OASC ' shop. wuu hava IkCm rj anaa aleave wunouc pay ......11 sick day his government would entrust man of his branch, and later, fore- climbed leave, leave, of the grades through him with the repair and manu- - man. to take 70 4 heavy bombers through the 24 lineinMS senfacture of more than 154,000 items From a letter containing various journeyman, supervisor, high morale of his less than junior, of leather goods in the course of 100The statistics received recently t.b. Ml nar cent of the M to canvass leather worker ior and depot and workers their superlative a year, all vitally needed in the record ASC headquarters at . naw MMID . amotion! from the is the outcome of care shift foreman. His home is in Og.M A. Smith UUV Patterson Ohio, winning of a great war. Field, on the case were Where workers ful l.lnm planning. at 3210 Adams avenue. den, wttB And who could have foreseen the in the statistical Nelson, analyst to compared one do violators specific role played by para- formerly trained Evelyn Reed, chief clerk in the headquarters control room, has them can today 80 per cent-ow. miU leave . .OA comchutes in this war? During the job, deduced some interesting fnr tne to branch, came to Hill Field and her shift from packing jt parachute 12 months the nimble fingers most past month in the clothing re- present office in Dec. 1941 from parisons between this depot and job any of men and women who work with others throughout the Air Service "f leave exf do And ,ick they pair department her home in Springville, Utah. She Command. Mr. Daross have inspected 65.181 hour: the six work with was that, shifting is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. For instance. Nelson revealed ploye 'chutes, packed 8,454, and over- actly hand. ..i hauled and repaired approximately onBen men have the high- ui m Hill Reed works at and Field her that Ralph Larkin, day shift foreman, without five parachutes out of every of leave est same the alert' with percentage has climbed the ladder of success ness Uk.P" dred they have inspected. and consecration that makes pay in the entire ASC As to the for annual leave in the parachute and flying clothheld eignin men on all reason for it or any explanation, Males Henry Daross wasn't accepted as ... nt her branch from the lowest American fighting an apprentice by Mr. Flick until ing repair fronts the best soldier in the world, draw your own conclusions. Base Witn mre" I. ,y. is the He oldest in rung. employe lemaiw 15. was He he worked at the har- line in ninth stood ""f-females place tions; And this fighting competitive Hill Field ness and saddle trade until horse- as aof service, incoming to 1941 the 11 depots in the com' la--t " when spirit is the telling factor in the among almost learner August as bad. The field as less carriages chugged their noisy a Male sick leave mand, chalked record superlative up by 1 No. in table warehouse long to in whole tenth place. way into the transportation picture. equivalent the parachute branch Hill Fields parachute and cloth a Nelson stands out That's a lo "j the pres ".-.- i. Then he shifted to automobile up- represented that pointed workers. ing now Jack civilian assistant ent tendency with regard to an holstery and top work. His deci- to Col.Faust, M. E. Tillcry, chief of the sion to follow the shifting trend Maintenance nual leave seems to be one or Vern l 18 Dars Corp Division, was the first Vacation in transportation when America foreman of the Madge Conover of taking it whether it is accumulated Jun't former J" faced a global war was quite under- ana Ben was hisparachute branch, the reclamation branch is on her or not A definite minority group, wyn, triclan'at Hill Field, only assistant in way to Illinois, where she will he said, seems to be mainly standable. the early days. Ben later instructed spend a few weeks with her mother. Md "J for most of the leave parents, Mr. Come to Hill Field mechanic learners in the art of re- Miss Conover has worked at Hill sponsible down wyn, on a thus without m1nt. u pulling pay, A bit too old to be accepted as pairing and packing 'chutes, and Field since Ha -returns 1942, and this the Actually, Will average. general August, fighting man, he volunteered his roes through the grades of journey will be her first vacation... about 17 per cent of the employes Axis. llsiliiifcsSP fur-lin- ed ... ., f Fur-line- ed high-altitu- de - . &.".-:-:- . - . .w-"- j . r . - fe fis;v?;-:v- . es ten-year-o- ld C. Comparative Data Show Absenteeism Remains Probl m. B-2- -- t ""'. r life-savi- ng f i... .-- war-timrj- lnt ob i. i 1 jtt .