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At the head table, left to right: (standing) P. Karazalis, vice chairman, Entertain- ment Committee; Mrs. Karanzalis; G.C. Swensson, vice chairman, Philadelphia Sec- tion; Mrs. Liddle; L.F. Liddle, chairman, Entertainment Committee; (seated) Mrs.

Hood; F.W. Beltz Jr., chairman, Philadelphia Section; Mrs. Swensson; E.M. Hood, president, Shipbuilders Council, and Mrs. Beltz.

Bethlehem Steel Awards

Design Contract To

Morris Guralnick Assoc.

Morris Guralnick Associates,

Inc., San Francisco, Calif., has been awarded a contract by Beth- lehem Steel Corporation to pro- vide complete design and engi- neering services for a major over- haul of the USNS Albert J. Meyer.

The U.S. naval vessel, a 370- foot-long, twin-screw cable layer built in 1945, will be entirely re- outfitted at the Bethlehem Key

Highway Yard in Baltimore, Md., during a year-long overhaul.

Among the various items of ma- chinery and equipment to be in- stalled are a modern diesel elec- tric powerplant, new type deck- house, masts, stack, deck winches, and cable-handling machinery, as well as all electrical power, light- ing, navigational and communica- tions systems.

Morris Guralnick Associates,

Inc., now in its 32nd year of op- eration, is the largest architec- tural and engineering firm of its type on the West Coast, with offices in San Francisco and San

Diego, Calif., and Bremerton,


Robert H. Wager Co., Inc.

Elects New Officers

Michael Wager has been elected president and chief operating of- ficer of the Robert H. Wager Co.,

Inc., Chatham, N.J., manufacturer of marine valves and smoke pol- lution control equipment.

By action of the board of direc- tors, Robert H. Wager Jr., presi- dent of the Wager Company since 1958, now assumes chairmanship of the board and will also serve the company as chief executive officer.

At the same time, Walter Tres- pasz, treasurer, has been elected executive vice president of the

Wager company.

Michael Wager, a marketing major graduate of the Univer- sity of Miami, Fla., and active in

Wager sales and marketing since joining the company in 1973, is the third generation Wager to be president of the company, suc- ceeding his father. The company was founded in 1933 by his grand- father Robert H. Wager Sr., a de- sign engineer, for manufacture of his innovative "ball float" in- verted vent check valves and vis- ual smoke indicators. Robert H.

Wager Jr., who became president on bis father's death, has been responsible for a marked diversi- fication of the company's manu- facture in recent years, notably for the research and development of Wager photoelectric smoke density and opacity meters, and the recently introduced Wager

Combustion Optimizer, a control that fine-tunes the fuel/air ratio of the boilers in steam-turbine- powered vessels.

The Wager company's original facilities in Maplewood, N.J., were moved to nearby South Orange in 1942, and in 1969 the company purchased six acres in Chatham, constructed and occupied their present modern 15,000-square- foot facility.

E.J. Penewell

The appointment of E.J. Pene- well as district manager-southern

California, for Fairbanks Morse

Engine Division, Colt Industries, has been announced by Bruno

Ghinazzi, the firm's Western re- gional manager, headquartered at

San Francisco, Calif. Mr. Pene- well will be responsible for diesel engine sales in southern Califor- nia and Arizona, and will be lo- cated in the firm's Los Angeles office. He is a graduate of the

University of Wisconsin, White- water, with a degree in manage- ment and finance.

Engines marketed by the divi- sion include a Fairbanks Morse opposed piston design with ratings up to 4,200 hp, and a larger Colt-

Pielstick unit with ratings up to 11,700 hp.

Natomas-Skaarup Offers

Bunkering Services In

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A new bunkering service for vessels engaged in all types of trade has commenced in Jeddah,

Saudi Arabia, the Natomas-

Skaarup Marine Sales company of Greenwich, Conn., announced.

The former bunker barge Bunker

Antigua, renamed A1 Fadhili, re- cently arrived in Jeddah and is available to service all types and all sizes of ships with a complete line of marine fuels.

The Bunker Antigua (formerly stationed at the West Indies Oil

Company in Antigua) is a 42,000- barrel barge capable of pumping 1,000 tons/hour of Bunker C, all grades of intermediates, marine diesel oil, and marine gas oil. The completely refurbished A1 Fadhili is now being operated by the

National Bunker Company, Ltd. in Jeddah.

For inquiries concerning the supply of bunkers at Jeddah, con- tact the U.S. and Canadian rep- resentatives, Natomas-Skaarup

Marine Sales, 475 Steamboat

Road, Greenwich, Conn. 06830.

The annual dinner-dance of the

Philadelphia Section of The Soci- ety of Naval Architects and Ma- rine Engineers was held on June 3, at the Cherry Hill Inn, Cherry

Hill, N.J.

The formal affair was attended by 460 members and guests rep- resenting approximately 30 vari- ous organizations associated with the marine industry. A cocktail hour in the Inn's Starlight Lounge preceded the dinner.

President and board chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of

America, E.M. Hood, accompanied by Mrs. Hood, were guests of honor.

A1 Raymond's Orchestra pro- vided the music throughout the evening. The ladies were pre- sented with a gift of Lenox china.

A.C. Brown presented a certifi- cate of appreciation to the Sec- tion's immediate past chairman,

F.W. Beltz Jr.

Elected officers for 1978-79 are: chairman, G.C. Swensson; vice chairman, K. Gyswyt, and secre- tary-treasurer, J.J. Hibbits.

Colt Appoints Penewell

Manager So. Calif. For

Fairbanks Morse Engines

Philadelphia Section Holds Annual Dinner-Dance

A.C. Brown presenting certificate to im- mediate past chairman, F.W. Beltz Jr. "fDA FfTc'S SAKt. CANT Yol/ HOLD

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