Charles B. Ford, an
employee of the pressroom is retiring after compiling a most
imposing record of service, 44 years and 6 months, mostly in
the employ of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. He was the first
litho offset pressman to retire from the Survey. At the time
of his retirement, he was in charge of paper storage. To cite
the magnitude of this job it is only necessary to relate that
during the month of March, 1948, he received and stored shipments
of paper totaling over 350 tons. Quite an item! During the prosecution
of the war, when the Pressroom was operating on 3 shifts, his
services were well nigh indispensable, night and day he kept
a constant follow of paper feeding into the hungry maw of the
eleven presses then operating around the clock.
“The Buzzard,” May 6, 1948. P. 7.