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PAGE 8 ocrOBER I, 19M Only a few major items were re- ported at this week's meeting of the COmmunity Council board of direc- tors. Henry .Newburgh told of at- tending the cross country highway celebration at Pahrump Valley. Nev., and Bob Smith was on hand from the Ridgecrest Chamber of COm- merce to outline plans for future Desert Empire Fairs. The meeting in Nevada was held to celebrate the openings of the Pah- rwnp-Las Vegas link in the cross country highway. which it is hoped will some day connect san LUis Obispo, Calif., and Kingman, ArIz. • Mr. Smith outlined plans for es- tablishing a pennanent fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, and for construction at a. building which could be. used for housing exhibits during the an- nual fair, and could also be used as a. meeting place at other times of the year. It also was announced that a. few more election workers are needed for the coming Community COuncil elec- tion on Nov. 2. Persons interested in Slarting TIm": 6 and 8 p.m. daily. Kiddies' Matinee (Special Movies) 1 p.m. Saturday Matinee: 1 p.m. Sunday Swing Shift Mcrti,..., TUHday and Thunday, 1 p.m. TODAY OCT. I " THE LIVING DESERT" (73 Min.) Disney True Ufe Adventures Shorts. "Ben and Me" (18 Min.) " The Big Port" (8 Min.) News (10 Min.) SATURDAY OCT. 2 "BLACK DAKOTAS" (66 Min.) Gory Merrill, Wanda Hendrix Shorts. "In Dorkest Flatido" 110 Min.) "College Capers" (15 Min.) SUN.-MON. OCT. 3~ "SUDDENLY" (77 Min.) Frank SInatra, Sterling Hoyden Shorts. "Cosey Bats Again" (7 Min.) "This Was Yesterday" (20 Min.) TUESDAY OCT•• " ROGUE COP" (92 Min.) Robert Taylor, Janet leIgh Shorts: "Riding the Wind" (8 Min.) • "PAGEANT Of PERU" Film-lecture program by Cliffatd Kamen, B p.m. WEDNESDAY OCT. 6 serving in this capacity should con- tact Mrs. George Mayberry at the OJuncil office, Monday through Fri- day, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. • Richard C. O'Rellly, Community Manager, introduced a proposal for Council consideration. He suggested that arrangements be made for a "Santa Claus Express" to run from this area to Los Angeles around Christmas time. Purpose of the outing would be to give local youngsters a chance to ride a train; see the Yuletide dis- plays in the big city, and visit santa Claus. It is hoped that if enough interest is shown in the proposal, it will be possible to arrange for a special SOuthern Paci1ic train at very reas- onable fares for adults and free of tharge to children making the trip. Other ideas for the trip include en- tertainment enroute for the children and the serving ot light snacks. All arrangements are tentative at the present time, and culmination of the plans will depend upon the in- terest of parents and children in the project. Parents having suggestions regarding the "Santa Claus Express" are asked to contact their Commu- nity Council precinct representatives, who in turn will inform the Com- munity Manager's office of the de- gree of interest in the outing. Salon Photographs To Be Displayed An exhibit of the finest examples ot salon type photography, featuring more than 100 original prints made by leading profeSSional and amateur camera artists fro m all over the world, will go on display tomorrow at the China Lake Community Cen- ter. Arrangements for an exhibit of the traveling salon of Photography Magazine were made by officials ot~ the salon group of the China Lake Photographic SOCiety. The prints will be on view here for two weeks, through Saturday, Oct. 16. All of the photographs on display have been prize winners in the $25,- 000 annual Photography ' Magazine photo contests-one of the biggest yearly events in international pho- tography. This year the contest at- tracted a record 93,000 entries. The salon Is of special interest to amateur and professional lensmen, for each of the photos is accom- panied by technical data describing the camera settings and type of equipment used in producing. "ROGUE COf'" (92 Min.) SWING SHIFT MOVIES SET Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh Shatts, "Riding the Wind" (8 Min.) THURS•..fRI. OCT. 7-8 " 4 GUNS TO THE BORDER" (83 Min.) Rory Calhoun, Colleen MIller Shatts. "Pigs Is Pigs" (7 Min.) "Armed Forces Screen Report" (16 Min.) A special movie matinee program will be started for Station swing shift employes next Tuesday after- noon at the Station theater. The regular theater bill of fare will be offered thereafter on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. • SHAPE CHARGE PO\VER is shown by hole in shattered concrete slab at Area. R alter firing for engineers on field day trip to StaUon last Saturday. Onlookers include Captain R. F. Sellars, USN, acting StaUon Commanderj Dr. lV. B. McLean. Technical Director; M. J. Snow, president of the bost group of American Society of Civil Enrineers, and Sterlinr S. Green, presi- dent of the Los Angeles Section, ASCE. 575 Visitors Attend Field Day For Engineers at China Lake Weapons developed at NO'I'S were fired last Saturday afternoon as a highlight to the field day for 575 members of nine engineering socie- ties ot SOuthern California, the big- gest group ever to visit the Station. Air-to-ground salvos of 5-inch and 2.75-inch rookets were let go at B-4 ground targets, and a sled was shot along the track by a Tiny Tim charge o at .super-sonic speed. Shape charges were exploded a.ga1nst a tank and concrete slabs a.t Area-&. The program began at the Station theater with a welcome by Captain R. F'. sellars, USN, acting Station Commander, and Dr. W. B . McLean, Technical Director. Martin J. Snow, of Public Works Department, gave greetings as president of the Des- ert Area Branch, American SOCiety of Civil Engineers, the host group. Motion pictures ot Station activi- ties and of SNORT (Supersonic Naval Ordnance Research Track) development were shown, then buses took the guests on short tours through the residential area on the way to lunch at the Station restau- rant and at the Community center. Eighteen buses then took the Vis- itors to B-4 track for the sled firing and aircraft demonstrations. Planes taking part in the program included. the AD4 Skyraider, firing eight 5- inch "Holy Moses" rockets; the F2H2 Banshee, firing 14 rounds of 2.75- inch "Mighty Mouse" rookets, and an F7U2 Cutlass firing 32 rounds. High speed and low speed aircraft passes were demonstrated as was a sonic boom at 20,000 feet. A tow target was snatched by a Banshee, and was flOWn past the ground ob- servers at more than 450 miles an hour. SNORT project was inspected, with empha.sis put on ma.intaining track level and alignment despite high daily and low nightiy temper- atures of the desert. Over in Area R, two 5-inch sha.pe charges were fired against the con- ning tower 01 an old tank captured in Korea., and against four blocks of 6-1nch-thick reinforced concrete. Close inspection ot the penetrated targets by visitors showed their In- trest in the force ot such explosions. The day ended With conducted tours by groups through Michelson Laboratory. Guests were high in praise ot the smoothly-run program, and Mr. Snow gave credit to D.W.B. Jones. also of Public Works, and Carlos H. Elmer, Technical Into~tion De- partment, and his immediate as- sistants, and to more than a dozen others who acted as guides and g&ve general help in explaining the many Station activities. Included among prominent guests were Sterling S. Green, president of the American SOCiety of Civil Engi- neers, Los Angeles section, and Ralph W. Spencer, vice-president and C. Martin Duke, secretary; L. F. Richardson, chairman., American Society of Meclianical Engineers, Southern California section; Fra.nk H. Squires, vice-chalrman, and David C. Saunders, secretary, American SO- ciety tor Quality Control, Los An- geles section; Norman Jaffe, auditor. Southern California Meter Associa- tion . Regional officials of the ASCE in- cluded Ralph S. McLean, president, and Don as. DeWitt, secretary- treasurer, Orange County branch; Wright M. Price, president, Sa.n Bernardino-Riverside bra.nch; and George Conahey, secretary-treasurer ot the Ve n t u r a-Santa Ba.!i:lara. branctL • THE W£A.THER Continued clear with unrestricted visi bility. Surface winds light and variable. increasing 10 ]5 ta 25 knots in the aflernaan. Maximum temperature, 90; mini- mum, 52: VOL. X. NO. 39 Six Candidates Appear on Local Political Forum One Republican and five Demo- cratic candidates for top state and federal political posts appeared Mon- day night at the Burroughs High School auditorium to take part in a "Meet the Candidates" program. One other Republican candidate, Thomas Kuchel, who is seeking re- election as United States senator from California, sent a speaker to represent him. Telegrams expressing regret at being unable to attend and commending the work of the local BusiJ)ess and Professional Women's Club for sponsoring such a program were received from GOOdwin Knight and Harold Powers, Republican can- didates for the offices of governor and lieutenant-governor of the State 0, California, respectively. Introduction of the various candi- dates was ably handled by Harley Tillitt, a mathematician in the Re- search Department, while Mrs. Til- litt kept an eye on a stopwatch and warned'the speakers when their time limit was up. Richard Graves, Democratic can- didate fOr governor of California, led off the parade of speakers, outlining not only his own qualifications but those of his running mate, Edward Roybal, Los Angeles city councilman, who is seeking the office of lieuten- ant-governor. Speaking of Mr. Roybal, he told of the Los Angeles man's ability to faithfully represent one ot the south- land city's low income areas, and at the same time be considered a top- (Continued on Page Five) Rocketeer Office Moved This Week Keeping pace w1t~numerous other branches and sections on the Sta- tion, the Rocketeer staff and public information office this week moved to new quarters on the second. deck ot the Housing office building. The move was accomplished rela- tively smoothly, with the exception of an interrupUon in the telephone service, which was temporarily rem- edied Tuesday morning. At the pres- ent time, however, only one tele- phone line, instead of the three pre- viously in use, is connected. to the new office. Persons wishing to contact either the Rocketeer or public informa.tion office should call 71354. Eventually, two other lines, 7! 1655 and 7~, will be connected to the new oUlce. TEMPERATURES (Housing Area) -ee Max. Min. Sept. 23 ........ 92 46 Sept. 24 ........ 90 50 Sept. 25 ........ 94 48 Sept. 26 ........ 99 54 Sept. 27 ........100 55 U.S. NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION, CHINA LAKE, CALIF. PREPARATIONS for the local observance of Fire Prevention Week ave being made by Ch'ina Lake fire fighters. Shown check.i.ng several types of extinguishers that will be used in various displays around the Station are. from left, Assistant Fire Cruef Leland Parker, Sam Beach, lireli"hter; Bennie Martinez, driver-operator, and Chief Fire Inspector James Da'fiL Congress Enacts New Legislation Benefiting Civil Service Employes Modification of the W hit ten Amendment, which lifts the ban against permanent reinstatements and permanent promotions ot Civil Service employes, was among the significant provisions of recent leg- islation enacted by Congress which provides fringe benefits for federal employes. Information is being received on various phases of the new legislation as the necessary rules and regula- tions to put them in effect are drawn up and released by the Civil Service Commission and other responsible agencies. One significant move is the in- crease in the number of permanent or "career" employes permitted on a government-wide basis. PreviOUSly the figure had been "frozen" at the sept. 1, 1950, level. In the light of this development, word was received recently from the Secretary of the Navy to make per- manent most of the indefinite pro- motions of permanent Civil Service employes. It is expected'that there will be moves to give status to employes who now are listed as "indefinites." Plans have previously been drawn up by the Civil Service Commission for a "career-conditional" program. It it is placed in effect, it is anticipated that over a period of time the fol- lowing conditions will preva.il: (a) Automatic conversion of each present indefinite appOintment in lieu of reinstatement, to a perma- nent appointment after a total ot three years' service, or to a career- conditional appointment with less than three years' service. (b) Automatic conversion of each pre sen t indefinite appointment which was made after open compe- (COntinued On Page Five) Sellars, McLean Visit Capt. Young Captain Robert F. sellars, USN, Station Executive Officer, and Dr. W. B. McLean, Station Technical Director, vis i ted Captain D. B. Young, USN, Station Commander, during a recent trip to the Bureau of Ordnance, and they report that the Station Commander looks fine, feels fine and has retained his ex- cellent sense of humor. Captain Young indicated t hat some definite word might be forth- coming in the near future and in any case by Nov. 1. He is looking forward to being released from the hospitai and subsisting locally in Bethesda. for the requisite period be- fore returning to the Station. His grea~st desire is to return to NOTS and tbe exacting job or build- ing ordnance for the FleeL S&pt. 28 ........ 99 58 Sept. 29 _...... 92 63 OCTOBER 1, 19M Fire Prevention Week Observance Scheduled Oct. 3-9 "L~t's Grow Up, Not Burn UP," is the slogan adopted for national Fire Prevention Week which will be ob- served the week of Oct. 3 to 9, BC- <:ording to a proclamation issued by President Eisenhower. The Naval Ordnance Test Station and all other naval establishments will join with thousands of communities in ob- serving Fire Prevention Week. "Our aim during Fire Prevention Week," Fire Chief A. C. Wright stated, "will be to sell everyone on the idea that fire prevention is a life A letter from Captain Robert F. Sella.... USN, Acting Slation Com- mander, and lU,Jdressed to all de- partments, divisions aDd bmaeh... reads as follows: Fire Prevention Week will be ob- served at the United Slates Naval OnlJlallce Test ,slatton d~ the period 3 October to 9 October, 1954. The cooperation of all hands Is ~aested In ~ the PI"OCr1IDl a bi" sucoess. D. B. YOUNG Signed ROBERT F. SELLAIlS Acting ~---- and death matter; that each individ- ual owes it to himself, his family and his community to think and act fire-safe every minute of every day the year around." The Fire Prevention Week pro- gram at NOTS will feature a. short visit with all employes in their shOps; classroom meetings with a.U school children in the lower grades, and lectures and demonstrations ot fire prevention to high school stud- ents. Posters advertising the pro- (Continued on Page Five) Richmond Road Gate To Open on Monday The new Station gate on the Rich- mond Road extension will be open starting Monday for the use of pas- senger vehicles and persons holding Station passes. Gate hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. security police will be on duty dur- ing these hours Work also has been completed on two bladed dirt roads-one leading from the Wherry project to Rich- mond Road and the other from the Wherry site to Vieweg Elementary SChool • , OCR Text: PAGE 8 ocrOBER I, 19M Only a few major items were re- ported at this week's meeting of the COmmunity Council board of direc- tors. Henry .Newburgh told of at- tending the cross country highway celebration at Pahrump Valley. Nev., and Bob Smith was on hand from the Ridgecrest Chamber of COm- merce to outline plans for future Desert Empire Fairs. The meeting in Nevada was held to celebrate the openings of the Pah- rwnp-Las Vegas link in the cross country highway. which it is hoped will some day connect san LUis Obispo, Calif., and Kingman, ArIz. • Mr. Smith outlined plans for es- tablishing a pennanent fairgrounds in Ridgecrest, and for construction at a. building which could be. used for housing exhibits during the an- nual fair, and could also be used as a. meeting place at other times of the year. It also was announced that a. few more election workers are needed for the coming Community COuncil elec- tion on Nov. 2. Persons interested in Slarting TIm": 6 and 8 p.m. daily. Kiddies' Matinee (Special Movies) 1 p.m. Saturday Matinee: 1 p.m. Sunday Swing Shift Mcrti,..., TUHday and Thunday, 1 p.m. TODAY OCT. I " THE LIVING DESERT" (73 Min.) Disney True Ufe Adventures Shorts. "Ben and Me" (18 Min.) " The Big Port" (8 Min.) News (10 Min.) SATURDAY OCT. 2 "BLACK DAKOTAS" (66 Min.) Gory Merrill, Wanda Hendrix Shorts. "In Dorkest Flatido" 110 Min.) "College Capers" (15 Min.) SUN.-MON. OCT. 3~ "SUDDENLY" (77 Min.) Frank SInatra, Sterling Hoyden Shorts. "Cosey Bats Again" (7 Min.) "This Was Yesterday" (20 Min.) TUESDAY OCT•• " ROGUE COP" (92 Min.) Robert Taylor, Janet leIgh Shorts: "Riding the Wind" (8 Min.) • "PAGEANT Of PERU" Film-lecture program by Cliffatd Kamen, B p.m. WEDNESDAY OCT. 6 serving in this capacity should con- tact Mrs. George Mayberry at the OJuncil office, Monday through Fri- day, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. • Richard C. O'Rellly, Community Manager, introduced a proposal for Council consideration. He suggested that arrangements be made for a "Santa Claus Express" to run from this area to Los Angeles around Christmas time. Purpose of the outing would be to give local youngsters a chance to ride a train; see the Yuletide dis- plays in the big city, and visit santa Claus. It is hoped that if enough interest is shown in the proposal, it will be possible to arrange for a special SOuthern Paci1ic train at very reas- onable fares for adults and free of tharge to children making the trip. Other ideas for the trip include en- tertainment enroute for the children and the serving ot light snacks. All arrangements are tentative at the present time, and culmination of the plans will depend upon the in- terest of parents and children in the project. Parents having suggestions regarding the "Santa Claus Express" are asked to contact their Commu- nity Council precinct representatives, who in turn will inform the Com- munity Manager's office of the de- gree of interest in the outing. Salon Photographs To Be Displayed An exhibit of the finest examples ot salon type photography, featuring more than 100 original prints made by leading profeSSional and amateur camera artists fro m all over the world, will go on display tomorrow at the China Lake Community Cen- ter. Arrangements for an exhibit of the traveling salon of Photography Magazine were made by officials ot~ the salon group of the China Lake Photographic SOCiety. The prints will be on view here for two weeks, through Saturday, Oct. 16. All of the photographs on display have been prize winners in the $25,- 000 annual Photography ' Magazine photo contests-one of the biggest yearly events in international pho- tography. This year the contest at- tracted a record 93,000 entries. The salon Is of special interest to amateur and professional lensmen, for each of the photos is accom- panied by technical data describing the camera settings and type of equipment used in producing. "ROGUE COf'" (92 Min.) SWING SHIFT MOVIES SET Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh Shatts, "Riding the Wind" (8 Min.) THURS•..fRI. OCT. 7-8 " 4 GUNS TO THE BORDER" (83 Min.) Rory Calhoun, Colleen MIller Shatts. "Pigs Is Pigs" (7 Min.) "Armed Forces Screen Report" (16 Min.) A special movie matinee program will be started for Station swing shift employes next Tuesday after- noon at the Station theater. The regular theater bill of fare will be offered thereafter on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1 p.m. • SHAPE CHARGE PO\VER is shown by hole in shattered concrete slab at Area. R alter firing for engineers on field day trip to StaUon last Saturday. Onlookers include Captain R. F. Sellars, USN, acting StaUon Commanderj Dr. lV. B. McLean. Technical Director; M. J. Snow, president of the bost group of American Society of Civil Enrineers, and Sterlinr S. Green, presi- dent of the Los Angeles Section, ASCE. 575 Visitors Attend Field Day For Engineers at China Lake Weapons developed at NO'I'S were fired last Saturday afternoon as a highlight to the field day for 575 members of nine engineering socie- ties ot SOuthern California, the big- gest group ever to visit the Station. Air-to-ground salvos of 5-inch and 2.75-inch rookets were let go at B-4 ground targets, and a sled was shot along the track by a Tiny Tim charge o at .super-sonic speed. Shape charges were exploded a.ga1nst a tank and concrete slabs a.t Area-&. The program began at the Station theater with a welcome by Captain R. F'. sellars, USN, acting Station Commander, and Dr. W. B . McLean, Technical Director. Martin J. Snow, of Public Works Department, gave greetings as president of the Des- ert Area Branch, American SOCiety of Civil Engineers, the host group. Motion pictures ot Station activi- ties and of SNORT (Supersonic Naval Ordnance Research Track) development were shown, then buses took the guests on short tours through the residential area on the way to lunch at the Station restau- rant and at the Community center. Eighteen buses then took the Vis- itors to B-4 track for the sled firing and aircraft demonstrations. Planes taking part in the program included. the AD4 Skyraider, firing eight 5- inch "Holy Moses" rockets; the F2H2 Banshee, firing 14 rounds of 2.75- inch "Mighty Mouse" rookets, and an F7U2 Cutlass firing 32 rounds. High speed and low speed aircraft passes were demonstrated as was a sonic boom at 20,000 feet. A tow target was snatched by a Banshee, and was flOWn past the ground ob- servers at more than 450 miles an hour. SNORT project was inspected, with empha.sis put on ma.intaining track level and alignment despite high daily and low nightiy temper- atures of the desert. Over in Area R, two 5-inch sha.pe charges were fired against the con- ning tower 01 an old tank captured in Korea., and against four blocks of 6-1nch-thick reinforced concrete. Close inspection ot the penetrated targets by visitors showed their In- trest in the force ot such explosions. The day ended With conducted tours by groups through Michelson Laboratory. Guests were high in praise ot the smoothly-run program, and Mr. Snow gave credit to D.W.B. Jones. also of Public Works, and Carlos H. Elmer, Technical Into~tion De- partment, and his immediate as- sistants, and to more than a dozen others who acted as guides and g&ve general help in explaining the many Station activities. Included among prominent guests were Sterling S. Green, president of the American SOCiety of Civil Engi- neers, Los Angeles section, and Ralph W. Spencer, vice-president and C. Martin Duke, secretary; L. F. Richardson, chairman., American Society of Meclianical Engineers, Southern California section; Fra.nk H. Squires, vice-chalrman, and David C. Saunders, secretary, American SO- ciety tor Quality Control, Los An- geles section; Norman Jaffe, auditor. Southern California Meter Associa- tion . Regional officials of the ASCE in- cluded Ralph S. McLean, president, and Don as. DeWitt, secretary- treasurer, Orange County branch; Wright M. Price, president, Sa.n Bernardino-Riverside bra.nch; and George Conahey, secretary-treasurer ot the Ve n t u r a-Santa Ba.!i:lara. branctL • THE W£A.THER Continued clear with unrestricted visi bility. Surface winds light and variable. increasing 10 ]5 ta 25 knots in the aflernaan. Maximum temperature, 90; mini- mum, 52: VOL. X. NO. 39 Six Candidates Appear on Local Political Forum One Republican and five Demo- cratic candidates for top state and federal political posts appeared Mon- day night at the Burroughs High School auditorium to take part in a "Meet the Candidates" program. One other Republican candidate, Thomas Kuchel, who is seeking re- election as United States senator from California, sent a speaker to represent him. Telegrams expressing regret at being unable to attend and commending the work of the local BusiJ)ess and Professional Women's Club for sponsoring such a program were received from GOOdwin Knight and Harold Powers, Republican can- didates for the offices of governor and lieutenant-governor of the State 0, California, respectively. Introduction of the various candi- dates was ably handled by Harley Tillitt, a mathematician in the Re- search Department, while Mrs. Til- litt kept an eye on a stopwatch and warned'the speakers when their time limit was up. Richard Graves, Democratic can- didate fOr governor of California, led off the parade of speakers, outlining not only his own qualifications but those of his running mate, Edward Roybal, Los Angeles city councilman, who is seeking the office of lieuten- ant-governor. Speaking of Mr. Roybal, he told of the Los Angeles man's ability to faithfully represent one ot the south- land city's low income areas, and at the same time be considered a top- (Continued on Page Five) Rocketeer Office Moved This Week Keeping pace w1t~numerous other branches and sections on the Sta- tion, the Rocketeer staff and public information office this week moved to new quarters on the second. deck ot the Housing office building. The move was accomplished rela- tively smoothly, with the exception of an interrupUon in the telephone service, which was temporarily rem- edied Tuesday morning. At the pres- ent time, however, only one tele- phone line, instead of the three pre- viously in use, is connected. to the new office. Persons wishing to contact either the Rocketeer or public informa.tion office should call 71354. Eventually, two other lines, 7! 1655 and 7~, will be connected to the new oUlce. TEMPERATURES (Housing Area) -ee Max. Min. Sept. 23 ........ 92 46 Sept. 24 ........ 90 50 Sept. 25 ........ 94 48 Sept. 26 ........ 99 54 Sept. 27 ........100 55 U.S. NAVAL ORDNANCE TEST STATION, CHINA LAKE, CALIF. PREPARATIONS for the local observance of Fire Prevention Week ave being made by Ch'ina Lake fire fighters. Shown check.i.ng several types of extinguishers that will be used in various displays around the Station are. from left, Assistant Fire Cruef Leland Parker, Sam Beach, lireli"hter; Bennie Martinez, driver-operator, and Chief Fire Inspector James Da'fiL Congress Enacts New Legislation Benefiting Civil Service Employes Modification of the W hit ten Amendment, which lifts the ban against permanent reinstatements and permanent promotions ot Civil Service employes, was among the significant provisions of recent leg- islation enacted by Congress which provides fringe benefits for federal employes. Information is being received on various phases of the new legislation as the necessary rules and regula- tions to put them in effect are drawn up and released by the Civil Service Commission and other responsible agencies. One significant move is the in- crease in the number of permanent or "career" employes permitted on a government-wide basis. PreviOUSly the figure had been "frozen" at the sept. 1, 1950, level. In the light of this development, word was received recently from the Secretary of the Navy to make per- manent most of the indefinite pro- motions of permanent Civil Service employes. It is expected'that there will be moves to give status to employes who now are listed as "indefinites." Plans have previously been drawn up by the Civil Service Commission for a "career-conditional" program. It it is placed in effect, it is anticipated that over a period of time the fol- lowing conditions will preva.il: (a) Automatic conversion of each present indefinite appOintment in lieu of reinstatement, to a perma- nent appointment after a total ot three years' service, or to a career- conditional appointment with less than three years' service. (b) Automatic conversion of each pre sen t indefinite appointment which was made after open compe- (COntinued On Page Five) Sellars, McLean Visit Capt. Young Captain Robert F. sellars, USN, Station Executive Officer, and Dr. W. B. McLean, Station Technical Director, vis i ted Captain D. B. Young, USN, Station Commander, during a recent trip to the Bureau of Ordnance, and they report that the Station Commander looks fine, feels fine and has retained his ex- cellent sense of humor. Captain Young indicated t hat some definite word might be forth- coming in the near future and in any case by Nov. 1. He is looking forward to being released from the hospitai and subsisting locally in Bethesda. for the requisite period be- fore returning to the Station. His grea~st desire is to return to NOTS and tbe exacting job or build- ing ordnance for the FleeL S&pt. 28 ........ 99 58 Sept. 29 _...... 92 63 OCTOBER 1, 19M Fire Prevention Week Observance Scheduled Oct. 3-9 "L~t's Grow Up, Not Burn UP," is the slogan adopted for national Fire Prevention Week which will be ob- served the week of Oct. 3 to 9, BC- <:ording to a proclamation issued by President Eisenhower. The Naval Ordnance Test Station and all other naval establishments will join with thousands of communities in ob- serving Fire Prevention Week. "Our aim during Fire Prevention Week," Fire Chief A. C. Wright stated, "will be to sell everyone on the idea that fire prevention is a life A letter from Captain Robert F. Sella.... USN, Acting Slation Com- mander, and lU,Jdressed to all de- partments, divisions aDd bmaeh... reads as follows: Fire Prevention Week will be ob- served at the United Slates Naval OnlJlallce Test ,slatton d~ the period 3 October to 9 October, 1954. The cooperation of all hands Is ~aested In ~ the PI"OCr1IDl a bi" sucoess. D. B. YOUNG Signed ROBERT F. SELLAIlS Acting ~---- and death matter; that each individ- ual owes it to himself, his family and his community to think and act fire-safe every minute of every day the year around." The Fire Prevention Week pro- gram at NOTS will feature a. short visit with all employes in their shOps; classroom meetings with a.U school children in the lower grades, and lectures and demonstrations ot fire prevention to high school stud- ents. Posters advertising the pro- (Continued on Page Five) Richmond Road Gate To Open on Monday The new Station gate on the Rich- mond Road extension will be open starting Monday for the use of pas- senger vehicles and persons holding Station passes. Gate hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. security police will be on duty dur- ing these hours Work also has been completed on two bladed dirt roads-one leading from the Wherry project to Rich- mond Road and the other from the Wherry site to Vieweg Elementary SChool • , China Lake Museum,China Lake Museum,Rocketeer,Rocketeer 1954,Rktr10.1.1954.pdf,Rktr10.1.1954.pdf Page 1, Rktr10.1.1954.pdf Page 1

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