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WILLIAM JOHN FULTON, Illinois
111., has a legal batting average tying his earlier
baseball prowess. Captain of the varsity b.aseball
team when he was a Phi at the University of
Illinois, hitting .400 plus. Brother Fulton has
continued to hit hard to earn his recent appointment to the important position of justice of the
Illinois Supreme Court.
Nineteen bench years in the Sixteenth judicial
circuit, three years the only judge in his district,
six court days a week, long after-office hours of
study have not been enough to rob Judge Fulton
of his Scotch-Irish twinkle and a below-90 golf
game. Something of the sportsman's humor, integrity and drive toward success carried into his
Becoming a member of the Illinois Bar in
1901, he was selected by the Supreme court in
1903, for the Appellate Bench, fourth district.
By 1908 he was Sycamore city attorney, holding
the post tor six years. He served 10 years as
master-in-chancery, then was elected to the Circuit bench to fill out a four-year vacancy. Following this, he was elected for three six-year
terms, the last ending in 1945. In June he was
elected to the state Supreme Court.
The 67-year-old Judge, "Willie" to his college
friends, has stretched his busy schedule to include much community service, conducted, not
over the bench, but shoulder-to-shoulder. He
helped organize, and is president of the Sycamore Building and Loan association, and has
served on the Sycamore school board for 25 years.
His three children grew up in Sycamore, and
followed the parental footsteps to Illinois, and
his two sons are Phis. William, '29, once captain
of the Big Ten championship gym team, now is
New York correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, and Robert, '31, is with Anaconda Wire
and Cable Company, Yonkers, N.Y.
In the University, Judge Fulton was Illio
editor, senior class president, captain of the class
football team, and four-year member of the
baseball team. George Huff, coach, later named
Judge Fulton second baseman on his all-Illinois
team. Following graduation, the Judge deserted
law for baseball, playing with a Rocktord league
and a semi-pro outfit before taking his bar
Today, as he sits in" his swivel chair, alert,
busy with affairs of state. Judge William J. Fulton is still "a good sport." He can still give
life a mighty wallop.
they don't manufacture airplane
cook them! Brother Vidal says the process is
eight times faster and eight times cheaper than
any other method, and describes them as lighter,
faster, more serviceable, and immune to rust
and vibration. Through his cooking process plastic plywood may be molded into any a even here's his company's explanation of how it's done, as related in a recent
Associated Press dispatch:
'A solid wooden mold is made in the dimension of the fuselage. Slots are cut where the fuselage ribs will be. Into these slots are placed
strips of plywood.
'The whole surface is then covered with thin
layers of veneer, whether mahogany, spruce, gum
or any desired wood, treated with thermo-setting
'The form then is placed in a specially designed bag and wheeled into a pressure tank, or
cgokeir, which is like a huge baking oven.
'The air is drawn from the bag by pumps.
The bag thus clamps itself onto the mold. Steam
and air then are admitted into the oven. They
EUGENE VIDAL, South Dakota '16, former di-
rector of the Federal Bureau of Air Commerce,
is president of the Vidal Research Laboratories,
Camden, N.J., where, according to recent articles.
ONE of the many ways in which REAR
ADMIRAL WAT CLUVERIUS, (Ret.),
member of the A General Coundl, is
serving his nation in the present war
emergency is illustrated in the picture
above. Admiral Cluverius is shown with
M. W. Heinritz, A general manager
of Philco Corporation's storage battery division, to whom he presented the ArmyNavy flag for the company's excellent
record in war production.