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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.

In: “The Buzzard,” May 6, 1948. P. 7.

Publication of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA Central Library.

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