CLIFFORD C. POTTS died on September 23 in Los Angeles, after a long illness.  He had been with the Westinghouse Electric Corp. since 1923 and, at the time of his retirement in 1962, was a special representative for their electric utility department.  He is survived by his wife, Betty, his daughter, Mrs. Thomas McMahon, and two granddaughters.



KENNETH W. RANNEY died on July 4 in Garden Grove, Calif., where he made his home.  Retired chief executive of CalCompack Foods, Inc., of Santa Ann, Ranney was a pioneer in the Orange County food processing industry.  He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; two sons, Gilbert and David; a daughter, Sylvia, and one granddaughter.



GEORGE LANGSNER, California deputy state highway engineer, has been reelected secretary‑treasurer of the Western Association of State Highway Officials.



ROBERT C. HOGAN is the new Western regional manager of the Englander Company, Inc., in charge of sales offices in San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles, with headquarters in L.A.



DAVID J. LEHMICKE has been named research associate for fundamental problems in textiles and fibers research at the Firestone Tire & Rubber Company's central research laboratories in Akron, Ohio.  Lehmicke, who has been with Firestone since 1955, was serving as group leader in the textiles and adhesives division of the laboratories.



DAVID K. BEAVON has joined the Ralph M. Parsons Co. in Los Angeles, as director of process operations, petroleum‑chemical engineering.



LEO BREWER, professor of chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley, is director of the new Inorganic Materials Research Laboratory of the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley, which was dedicated in July.


ROSS D. F. THOMPSON has been promoted to professor of physics at California State College at Los Angeles.  He has been on the Cal State faculty since 1959 and, before that, spent nine years in the physics department at USC.



HENRY W. MRNARD, JR., MS '47, writes that he is on a year's leave of absence from the University of California at San Diego and is a technical assistant with the Executive Office of the President, Office of Science and Technology, in Washington, D.C.



WILLIAM HOVANITZ, PhD, professor of zoology at California State College at Los Angeles, is on sabbatical leave doing research under the sponsorship of the Lepidoptera Research Foundation and the National Science Foundation.



WILLIAM E. LOCKWOOD, JR., has been appointed manager of manufacturing for the eastern metal division of the Continental Can Company in New York City.



OTIS E. LANCASTER, AE, has been elected vice president and member of the board of directors of the American Society of Engineering Education.  He is George Westinghouse Professor of Engineering Education, at Pennsylvania State University.


HARRIS M. SCHURMEIER, MS '48, AE '49, former Ranger Project manager at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has been appointed Voyager deputy project manager and Voyager capsule system manager.  The spacecraft is scheduled for operational launch to Mars in 1971.



MIKE W. FOSSIER, MS, AE '47, has been elected vice president and division assistant general manager‑technical of the Raytheon Company in Lexington, Mass. Fossier, who has been with Raytheon since 1950, was chief engineer for the missile systems division.



PAUL G. ATKINSON, JR., MS, colonel in the U.S. Air Force, is deputy commander of the Aerospace Research Laboratories at Wright‑Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.  Atkinson, a recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross and the Legion of Merit, recently received the Air Force Commendation Medal for outstanding achievement during his assignment as propulsion division chief for research and development at USAF headquarters in Washington, D.C.



GLENN A. CHAFFEE has resigned as pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene in San Francisco to study for his PhD at Michigan State University.


CHARLES I. BROWNE, JR., MS, has been named an assistant test division leader at the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in New Mexico.  Browne has been with the Laboratory since 1955.



CLEMENT J. SAVANT, JR., MS '50, PhD '53, will serve as director of Whittaker Corp.'s new advanced development department in the controls and guidance division in North Hollywood.



WILLIAM F. SAMPSON has been appointed assistant general manager of a newly established Manned Orbiting Laboratory systems engineering office for the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo.  He was previously group director of several military space programs in the satellite systems division.



JOHN R. JANNARONE, MS, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and appointed dean of the United States Military Academy at West Point on June 1.  General Jannarone has been professor in the physics and chemistry departments at West Point since 1957 and was head of both departments last year.


EDWIN E. PYATT is at the University of Florida in Gainesville as professor of sanitary engineering.  He was formerly a senior research engineer at the Travelers Research Center in Hartford, Conn.



MELVIN A. PEDERSEN, MS, physicist with the U.S. Navy Electronics Laboratory in San Diego, was awarded $1200 by the Bureau of Ships for research that led to the adaptation of computer techniques to underwater sound propagation.  The new method, it is estimated, will save the Navy $450,000 a year.



SIDNEY B. BELLINGER, JR., MD., writes that he has completed a four‑year residency in general surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Oakland, Calif., and is enroute to the U.S. Naval Hospital in Guam with his wife, Edie, and children, Mark (4), and Kristen, (2).



WILLIAM K. PURVES, JR., associate professor of botany at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has received the Plous Memorial Award for substantial contributions to the intellectual life of the college community.  Purves has been at Santa Barbara for four years and holds a National Science Foundation grant to conduct research on a plant growth hormone.



REUBEN B. MOULTON, Jr., and his wife, Beverly, send news of the birth of their first child, Victoria Lynne, on August 19.  Rube is division commercial supervisor for Pacific Telephone in Alhamhra.


T. NEIL DAVIS, MS, has been appointed assistant director of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska.  He will continue his investigations of the upper atmosphere, using sounding rockets, which he began while working for NASA.



ROBERT E. TOKHEIM, MS '59. has joined the electron devices division of Watkins‑Johnson Company in Palo Alto.  Before joining W‑J he was a research assistant at the Stanford University Microwave Laboratory.


GORDON D. LANGE received his PhD from The Rockefeller University in June.



JOEL A. MICHAEL has received a research fellowship from the Carnegie Institution and will spend a year at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, England.  He will investigate the processes its the brain involved in vision.  Michael has been working on his PhD at MIT.



RAYMOND P. LUTZ, PhD, was recently appointed assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois.  He went to Urbana from Harvard University, where he had been on the faculty since 1961.



DAVID WARREN HALL, PhD, has been named advanced research chemist at the Marathon Oil Company's Denver Research Center.  Hall, who joined Marathon in 1962, is the inventor of a new method for production of a raw material for synthetic rubber.



ROGER L. PETERSON, PhD, has joined International Minerals & Chemical Corporation as a research chemist at the company's research and development center near Skokie, Illinois.


GLENN GARY CLINARD has received the 1965 Honeywell award for significant work in undergraduate engineering and science.  He is doing graduate work at Caltech in mechanical engineering.