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KH: No, the war was on then and I was faced with a decision about what I was going to do and I had two opportunities. War work was going on in the chemical industry and in particular there were people from Shell Development Company who came around and they were looking for people recommended by the faculty to do war work on some of their projects. The other opportunity - and I was interviewed by them [Shell] and offered a job - the other opportunity was to go into the Air Force in a program that would have been, for me, in meteorology or armaments, not in flying because at the time my visual acuity wasn't very good. So I had been registered with the draft board and I went to see Gilbert and Gilbert, he was a nice guy, I liked him a lot but he kind of grumbled, you know he would talk in a low voice and he said 'I think it's ridiculous for you to go into the Air Force and not use your chemical training when you could do that in war work where they need skilled people.' [56:05]

Well of course, it's obvious that what you want to do is to prevent this from happening as long as possible because that's expensive fuel to be using in jeeps, and it turns out that a lot of the time that the dye was disappearing but the fuel was still good. Well we had a special inhibitor that was better than anything in use; that we were developing and testing in the desert with a drum that we had mounted in the Mojave desert at an Army base with a bunch of thermocouples all through it, because we needed to figure out how quickly the gum formed in accordance with weather conditions. I mean if you store these drums I mentioned in North Africa in the winter then there's no problem, its cold, but in the summer it goes to pot very quickly. Well how do you know that? Because you don't know what the temperature inside the fuel is? Because in the summer a barrel at the bottom might be relatively cool and the one at the top might be totally gum. Well we had a way, we put these thermocouples all through this test drum and then we could measure the rate of the formulation of gum as a function of - well we took these temperature data from the thermocouples all through the drum and worked that up into something that we could call an effective temperature for the whole drum. And we can predict from a thermocouple in any place what the effective temperature was in the whole drum. And that would tell us how long that fuel can be expected to last. And so we did that in addition to developing and testing our inhibitor, which turned out to be very good. Well the war ended before the inhibitor could actually be used. And then, of course, the fuel now is not a hundred octane anymore, so that never got into production, but if the war had gone on much longer it would have been. So that's the kind of thing that I did. And all of this laboratory work was of tremendous aid to me when I entered graduate school because I knew how to use my hands, I'd been doing it for three years in the laboratory.

Welcome back to mid-day on the FM news station. I'm Gerry Ellington out today. Of course is Martin Luther King jr. Day of day to remember America's pre-eminent civil rights leader of the 20th century was born 66 years ago on January 15th 1929. He was assassinated 27 years ago April 4th 1968 special Martin Luther King Day program is underway at Concordia College in St. Paul today with Juan Williams delivering the keynote address for going to be broadcasting his comments live just as soon as mr. Williams is ready to speed things are running a little bit behind in the meanwhile. Let's hear from Minnesota. Senator Paul wellstone. We spoke at that rally just a few minutes ago.Thank you very much. Thank you. It isn't it is my honor. as United States senator from Minnesota to speak on this important day and I too will be brief. to the students Let me just say one thing to you. When I was a student at the University of North Carolina. I was lucky enough. To be a part of the Civil Rights Movement. And I consider that to be the proudest part of my life, but I don't want to look back. We can't just look back. I want to say today here. at this Gathering that we can do much better. In the United States of America now that I'm older. I understand. What dr. King stood for. I have three children to grandchildren and when those grandchildren were born and I saw those new infants. I knew what he stood for. I knew what the Beloved Community was. The Beloved Community is whenever infant regardless of color of skin or income of family or where born will have the same opportunity to be all that he or she can be that is the Beloved Community. That is what we believe in that is what we struggle for. That is what we speak for 34 week, March 4th, and we're not yet there in America. every 5 Seconds a child drops out of school in the United States of America. That's not our Beloved Community. Every 30 seconds a child is born into poverty in the United States of America that is not our Beloved Community. Every two minutes a child is born to a woman who had no prenatal care. We can do better than that every 5 minutes a child is arrested drug-related arrest every 7 minutes a child is arrested alcohol-related arrest every 2 hours and our country a country. We love a child is murdered and every 4 hours in the United States of America a child takes his or her life we can do much better than that in the United States of America. That is why we are here today. That is why we honor dr. Martin Luther King jr. I come from the state that had a great Senator Hubert Humphrey. And I'll leave you with these words 17 years ago. Our Senator Humphrey said the test of a government and the test of us Society is the way we treat people in the dawn of Life the very young the way we treat people in the Twilight of their lives the very old and the way we treat people in the shadow of their lives those that are struggling with an illness or a disability or those that are Rapport. We are turning away from that prophetic Vision in the United States of America. Today. We are about to turn that clock back and I stay here I shout it from the Mountaintop if we want to reduce the deficit and we should let's reduce the deficit by cutting subsidies for Oil Company. Not Child Nutrition program, not Healthcare education. That is today the fight for what we believe in. I Leave You I Leave You I'll leave you with these words the words of Rabbi Hillel. I am the son of a Jewish immigrant from Russia, Rabbi Hillel said The Jewish people but this is for all of us if we don't speak for ourselves, who will the voice has to come from our community? We are our own leaders. We speak for ourselves. We stand for ourselves and Rabbi Hillel said, but if we speak only for ourselves, who are we this isn't a struggle just for Black Ops, this is for Black Ops. This is for white has this is for Native American us. This is for Southeast Asian us. This is for old us. This is for young. This is for saint paul-minneapolis for all of us in the United States of America. and Rabbi Hillel said and Rabbi Hill said if not now when thank you for inviting me to speak here with you today. Thank you everybody. Minnesota senator Paul wellstone speaking at the Martin Luther King Day program underway at Concordia College in St. Paul. He spoke a few minutes ago. We're still standing by now for the keynote speech at that ceremony Juan Williams Washington Post writer. The author of eyes on the prize America's civil rights years 1954 to 1965 is delivering the keynote. And as soon as he's ready to go will be going wife that event at Concordia College. Meanwhile Entertainer Harry Belafonte was the featured speaker at the annual. Dr. Martin Luther King jr. Holiday breakfast at the Minneapolis Hilton this morning. Belafonte told the group about one of his meetings with the Reverend King when they work together in the Civil Rights Movement back in the 60s. Here's an excerpt from his last time I saw Martin was in my own in New York We met there frequently. Sometimes just socially most of the time and was to bring together for quietly work behind-the-scenes strategizing. I'm on this particular night. loopnet We hammered out our gender for 7 hours what to do with the Poor People's campaign and strict the Memphis. and how to deal with White House in the federal forces the end of what we thought it was a rather productive and the magic the Gathering. Quite silent and appear to be very troubled. What are the little glass of Bristol Cream Sherry it was drinking like he was not a drinking man. That's very sweet and soothing. We got the bottle just for him. I used to Market. to make sure that those thieving hands with every touch. Is preferred beverage? It wasn't that important. I said, I'm in trouble. Bernard Lee my wife. The ticket myself five of us because she was office times open. I said What you talkin about? He says I'm coming up on something that I don't know quite how to deal with. So we fought long and hard for integration. I get rid of these unjust laws, and I'm sure we will be successful. Light em up on something that truly truly found it disturbs me. It's right after he wrestled with me I but the death of John Kennedy. he said Is a question to be able to win the struggle? I'm afraid that the hats we may be integrating into a burning house. Because I'm not too sure about where the soul of this nation is going. It's too much violence is too much cruelty, and it is not enough to drive the Evil Underground. Alarm to get rid of it altogether and if it's buried in the soul of this nation, I don't know that I have the strength for the wisdom to reach that soul. But I tell you. It's too late to turn back now. They're going to have to go for it. We thought the best doctor King might have been overstating in the mood in America that time was positive. The Great Society so many programs with suggested that America would be a better place and the next 10 15 20 years. Sault evening took it easy. We went on with it. And then the brewed Awakening came when? He was murdered. We have to take a look at the soul of America. Bobby Kennedy was murdered. We had to take a look at the soul of America. Now today I hear about. The contract with America and I have to once again take a look at the soul. the station because of those were written up in the name of Christianity says they're doing the work of God Jesus in the Bible. fact the Krampus I will not be convinced. The by blaming the lame the boy of the week the underclass for the ills of this nation that we are going to make this a better place. Harry Belafonte speaking up to the Doctor Martin Luther King jr. Holiday breakfast this morning at the Minneapolis Hilton. One of the special ceremony is being held today to Mark Martin Luther King jr. Day around the combination. As I said earlier. We are standing by the big event is under way right now to Concordia College auditorium in st. Paul. I heard earlier from Minnesota. Senator Paul wellstone. They're going to Rafters speakers the keynote speaker. Juan Williams still a couple of minutes away apparently from the stage things are running a little late. As soon as we get to mr. Williams is ready to speak will be going live to that event, but that we thought we could bring you yet another some comments from another person who spoke little earlier this morning Minneapolis, mayor Sharon sayles Belton, of course last year made history when she was sworn in as so the first black in the first woman to serve as mayor of the City of Minneapolis hear Sharon say, Melton good morning. It's my pleasure to be with you. I have to tell you that when I first got the message a couple of weeks ago that the March was moving away from the state capitol and the cathedral and it was moving to Central High School and Concordia. I asked myself why. And I hope that it wasn't because there was a movement to move this March and the message of this March away from where policymakers make decisions about our lives. Because we have to make sure that they understand the kinds of decisions that need to be made. But when I heard Lester this afternoon or this morning tell me that the message really wasn't tell you that this was an attempt to bring this movement much closer to the people and draw politicians in our Mist. I thought well, that sounds good, too. But as we have them in our mist and I'm one of them we need to as a community make sure that they hear the messages of violence and messages of Injustice and inequality that still exist in our community and that they might be propelled by hearing those messages to take that message back to the halls of the legislature the city council's of school boards and make change in our community so that we can put replace violence with peace and Justice with Justice and inequality with equality. That's what we need them to do for us. Every year I come to the Martin Luther King celebrations and I bring my family all of them and they're here. Right here in the front. So we hear noise up here at them. And I bring them here because I think that the holiday celebration is an opportunity in an obligation for the adults in this community to pass on the history in the richness of this celebration to our children so that they can carry on this Legacy. If we do not do that then I'm sorry, but the marketeers will turn this important and significant holiday into something that we would all be ashamed of and we cannot let that happen. As I have participated in a variety of King celebration activities or over this past weekend. There is a reoccurring theme that I've heard consistently and that's the people are asking all of us who are participating to be called to action and I have to underscore that message Henry Belafonte this morning said wake up. Wake up America wake up. This is an opportunity for us to really make true those commitments of dr. Martin Luther King. He reminded us that we are losing ground in spite of the fact that we have much to celebrate every year. We are still losing ground. He reminded us that there is a voice somewhere out there in the wilderness somewhere over there on the East Coast that's not necessarily advocating a position of generosity. I'm compassion. These are the traditions of our country. These are the traditions of our democracy. This is the legacy of dr. Martin Luther King and we want that voice. If we want that voice of Separation if we want that voice. That suggests that one of us is better than the other. We want that voice that suggests that the poor and the downtrodden are responsible for their own positions. We want that voice to Prevail. Let us not act tomorrow. Let us not act tomorrow and that voice will prevail in this country that is not the spirit of minnesotans and I don't believe very honestly that it is a spirit of this nation, but that voice will prevail unless we stand up and take this call to action. I'd like to see all of us. I would like to see all of us starting tomorrow go into our places of work be they are school buildings are nonprofit organizations are political Halls go there with a focus. focused focused commitment to address violence unemployment Those issues housing those issues that are the core of anybody's ability to be self-sufficient. I want to take this special opportunity. If I could to tell the Twin Cities Community the Twin Cities community that we have an opportunity. We have an opportunity that was just given to us 2 days ago by Housing and Urban Development. They said to the City of Minneapolis. I will give you a hundred million dollars if you will address the problems and issues that you have faced in your twenties Twin Cities Community around Housing opportunities around the fact that you have concentrated pockets of poverty in Minneapolis. And st. Paul and you haven't given people an opportunity to have freedom of choice and housing. I want to ask people on this day to help me the mayor of the City of Minneapolis help them the Met Council of the state of Minnesota and all of our Suburban Mayors around this metropolitan area and all their HRA. Is there Housing and Redevelopment Authority open up the door of opportunity for people across this community to live wherever they want to if we do that If we do that in 1995 Martin Luther King, Jr. Will look down upon this Twin Cities community and say a job. Well done. And what are you going to do for me next year? Thank you all for being here. Minneapolis mayor Sharon sayles Belton speaking a little bit earlier today at a special ceremony underway at Concordia College in St. Paul a special Martin Luther King Day program underway at Concordia College in St. Paul is the mayor of indicated or historically what's happened. There was always a rally up the state capital and then people would March down to the Civic Center and they would have the official state celebration after at the state capitol in at the Civic Center a change this year though. First of all, there was a a little rally at the Saint Paul Central High School and the march to Emporia College nearby Concordia College in St. Paul wear number of speakers have been been addressing the crowd today. We've got a number of musical groups Awards of one sort or another to active community members. The keynote speaker is Juan Williams who is a national correspondent for the Washington Post covering political and social issues. He's also written for Other Publications beard on several TV programs Equis written some TV documentaries, but the one Williams is probably best known as the author of the 1987 best seller eyes on the prize America's civil rights years 1954 to 1965. He was scheduled to start speaking the old half hour anyway, but just go but things have things have been delayed just a little bit. We're going to be broadcasting his comments live just as soon as soon as he's ready to begin Meanwhile. We're going to summarizing some of the other activities that occurred at the Concordia College ceremony earlier today. We've heard from Minnesota. Senator Paul wellstone Minneapolis mayor was also another ceremony over at the Hilton this morning the breakfast Martin Luther King Day breakfast in annual event and Harry Belafonte was the was the key speaker at that. He had a chance to hear a few excerpts. This marks, but we're standing by right now waiting to go off to wear Concordia College for the keynote address today by Juan Williams would like to remind you while we have just a couple of minutes here that the weather service has posted a winter storm watch for much of Western Minnesota for later tonight. And tomorrow today is a fairly benign really like freezing rain some light snow in parts of Minnesota, but basically a fairly normal day brisk winds with the high temperatures mid-twenties in the North to the mid-30s in the Southeast tonight though a good dose of winter weather arrives with the snow likely over Western and Northern Minnesota to pack some heavy snow is forecast for the western part of the state late tonight with the freezing rain like freezing rain forecast for the Eastern parts of the State Overnight lowest tonight are expected to range from the upper teens and Northwestern Minnesota to the upper twenties in the Southeastern corner of the state. Morrow good chance for snow all across Minnesota. In fact heavy snow is possible in Western and Northern Minnesota with some freezing rain possible in the parts of the Eastern Minnesota. We can look for high temperatures tomorrow to range from 20 in northern Minnesota and the twenties in Western Minnesota to the low 30s in Southeastern, Minnesota Twin Cities cloudy and windy through the afternoon with a hi


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