K. Ludy: On Monday afternoon the members of
the Division of Geomagnetism and Seismology gathered in the
south official dining room of the Department to honor Mr. Albert
K. Ludy, Chief of the Section of Geomagnetism, upon his retirement
after 23 ½ years’ service in the Coast and Geodetic
Commander Otis W. Swainson, Chief of the Division,
introduced the Director, Admiral Colbert, who gave a brief farewell
address, mentioning the highlights of Mr. Ludy’s career,
and presented the gift, a handsome suitcase, which was an appropriate
remembrance in view of Mr. Ludy’s plans of travel. Comdr.
Swainson then presented him with a beautiful scroll, masterfully
done by Kurt C. Andree, which contained the names and sentiments
of his associates in the Survey, and embellished with views
of Sitka and of the quarters designed, built and occupied by
Mr. Ludy at Tucson. Nor was Mrs. Ludy forgotten as Mr. Ralph
R. Bodle was on hand with a beautiful corsage of red roses for
her. Then to the tune of “He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”
the cake was cut and tea served by the girls of the Division.
Among the guests were Admiral Hawley, Capt. Heck, Capt. Luce
and Mr. J. W. Green, the latter an old-time observer who knew
the Ludys in Sitka, and was on hand to represent the Carnegie
Institution of Washington.
After spending the winter in St. Petersburg,
Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Ludy will visit their seven children, who
are located in Honduras, Mexico, Alaska, Arizona and Oklahoma.
“The Buzzard,” Vol. XI, No. 46, p. 2. November 16,