When Working at MIT:
My fiest employment began when I had
part time job with Bill Blackstock at thermal shock labs.
they using a Shereling shock setup, and supersonic large scale tests on wings; by using a
Consolidated Electronics type multiple galvanometer recorder. It had a 40 outputs that were recorded onto
(I had puchased one in Minaki that was part of a war surplus aerial camera setup).
This was employed at MIT for recording the strain gauge stresses on supersonic wing structures.
(When I started to work at At Anderson
Power Products I was able to purchased the same setup for 90%
of the obsolete installation for $250).
Jumping bacwards in time I got a job hauling
‘dry ice’ to the non fissionable reactor core.
Then I found that the switches didn’t work
– they were about 25 inches above the equalizer controls with
flexible speedometer type of connections. But the ‘detents’ were on the power amlifier chassis;
the backlash was terrible, the switches could never work the way that they were intended.
So I had to preset the settings and pray that I might work well enough so that I might not loose my job.
Then by accident I found out that Dr. Bose was buy up Heathkit Preamplifiers and shipping them down to Bud Fried at City Line Electronics in Philadelphia to have them converted. I then found out that Dr. Bose was hiring MIT students to make the cabinets – and he had bought out the remaking stock of ------ another small speaker MFG.
So much for Dr. Bose’s design engineering
competence. Years later Dr. Bose attemped to patent the 'Graphic Equaliser'
however wirt the assistance of Dr. Dave Klepper and some old friends in the Audio Engineerig Society we got Dr. Bose's patent
application thrown out. It had been used in the 1930's for sound track equalization!
It seemed to be a long shot. But there was some sort of link; where the level of Zinc was very low, ‘boles’ were abundant. There might be some sort of link to cancer in women. It seemed to be too easy!
However the results seemed to be beyond belief. Dr. Lyons was terribly apprehensive – he sounded out some of his associates, The results were very negative, so only one English Nurses Journal would publish it.
It might need some additional reinforcement
from some other Vitamin to make it more effictive. Could a combination
and Vitamin B12 be the key?
I had to portion my time as I was doing
some part time R&D work. For an example I posed a question as
to how a snake cound
climb a tree? The answer would demontrate the capacity for 'creative thinking'.
So we decided to call Jon Thonton's bluff.
The next day we set up the Ampex machine and recoded three and a half hours
of her music.
I took us two days to edit the tape until we were satified. We made four copies. Then she gave one to Jon Thonton. He decided to play
one 'cut' on the air. Listeners began to call in right away so he began to play more of it until his time was up.
Somewon was very impressed and he was able to 'book he into "Club 47" in Cambridge. I was there that "Jone Byes" started!
The two first met at an old "chicken ranch"
on the West Side" of the Hudson River below Saugerties where the propieter
stored a hell of a lot of war surplus test equipment, no matter that it reaked of chicken droppings! A bargan was still a bargan; and
as the prices were very low so the two of them would argue for hours! the result was that Roger Isle was a good friend of Les Paul.The concquences were that on many time that I flew down to "Ramapo Valley Air Park adjacent to the town of "Spring Valley" , Roger and Charley woud pick me up and I would stay at a hotel in the area. Rogers father was Ed Isele (Who set up Con Edison) by algomating a host of then unprofitable smaller corporations.
The family lived in a "French Style Chateau with many acress of land. Rogers father was wealthy and Roger had "Myatenia Gravis".His medication had some serious side effects such as sudden bursts of perspiration.
When Ed Isele sold his estate, Roger and
Charley decied to move to Worcester, Massachusetts. They opened an
Audio store on the second floor of an old mill building, their warehouse was on the top floor.
They decided to sandblast the paint off of the brick walls. After it was finished they found it was a
white lead based paint.
So Roger and Charley moved back to
"Upper Saddle River", New Jersey. Roger began
building a "Guest Bedroom in the basement. I was able to "Bunk down", there whanever I was able to visit.
However I never knew that Ed Isele began
to charge of most of Roger's exepenses to the Dayton Wright Group Ltd.,
without my prior agreement.
So it never showed up on my corporate books. The result was that when my auditor did the reconciliation on
the coporations books (Dayton Wright Group Ltd.) they balaced.
However an unexpeted 'glitch' happened. I had retained an accounting company
to ensure that the accounts balanced. This was a suggesion based on freeing me up to concentrate
on the develoment of marketable products.
We found out that well over $120,000 had
been sold out the back door. To add insult to injury ; the Ontario
Labor Relations Board Threatened to shut us down unless we paid both Jim Dokery and Less Sayers what
they demanded. (However I knew that Sayers father had moved from Montreal and was suppodedly aligned
with the "Montreal Mob"; Bill Orpin told me that he was constantly harassed by an auditor each month attempting
to "prove that Bill wasn't paying enough tax on the pipe whas selling. Everything that Bill was doing had been
checked out by Bill's Auditors.
The harassment was so bad that Bill had to shut down his business and move down to the US. He suspected
that it was his affiliate in Montreal that wanted to shut Bill down and take over his buisness. Bill told us that it was
useless to fight them as they had "Deep Pockets" and somebody could be "injured".
So it was legal to to move out. I had consuted
with my lawer and he suggested mediation. It was useless as
Captain Developments Lawer never showed up. We waited for four more months. So I went up to my old plant. Painted all
the walls, put in a UL Certified Steel Door put in all the carpeting; I made all the needed cabinets ; and within three months we
were able to move. I selected a holiday for moving everything. Contacted the Richmond Hill Police and gave them the list of attempted meeting's and was able to satify them. I atteched the list of attemped meeting's to our old office door and moved out.
Now it has been twenty four years since
my first correspondence without any change!