Propeller Club Convention Includes Shipyard Panel

John T. Gilbride, chairman of the board, Todd Shipyards Corporation, has accepted chairmanship of the 1977 American Merchant Marine Conference to be held in Galveston, Texas, October 12-14, in conjunction with the 51st Propeller Club Conven- tion. The program will include a panel discussion on "American Shipbuilding — National Security and Welfare," among others. Participants will be: Ralph W. Cousins, president, Tenneco's Newport News Shipbuilding. Subject: "Adequacy of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Mobilization Base"; Leonard Erb, president, Ingalls Shipbuilding Division, Litton Industries, Inc. Subject: "Recent Influences on Shipyard Activities"; C. Larry French, president, National Steel & Shipbuilding Company. Subject: "U.S. Shipbuilding — An Economic Force," and John F. Sullivan Jr., president, Bath Iron Works C o r p o r a t i o n . Subject: "Myths and Facts About American Shipyards." Edwin M. Hood, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America, will serve as moderator.

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