Richard G. Wells, Jr. of Pikeville, Ky., was one of thirteen
" All-American Award" winners. He was cited for installing free TV cables in public
schools, aiding in last January's flood emergencies, and for encouraging youths
to study electronics.
John Stefanski of Pontiac, Mich., encouraged and helped youths
to follow an electronic career, promoted better business ethics, and provided free
TV service to patients at Oakland County TB Hospital, to be named a winner.
Remo De Nicola of Quincy, Mass., devoted many hours of his spare
time to volunteer community service work with youth groups and church organizations
and servicing sets for the needy without making a service charge.
Harry E. Ward of Long Beach, Calif. has advanced the cause of
electronics by assisting and encouraging education, maintaining placement files,
and training groups in public safety, all without compensation.
Frank J. Hatler, W2EUI, won recognition for his outstanding work
in handling emergency communications in his home town, Roselle, N. J. His award
was bestowed, in part, for his rescue work in three plane crashes.
Philip DiPace of Albany. N. Y., is active in Boy Scout work and
church activities and was cited for his work toward higher business ethics and for
performing free radio and TV service for older people unable to afford even nominal
Marcus E. Denham of Pryor, Okla. was honored for his voluntary
contributions to the youth training programs in his city and his wide community
service through a number of organizations to which he gave his services.
John R. O'Brien of Evanston, Wyo., was honored for instructing
first aid classes, setting up p.a. systems at community functions, and for saving
several children and adults from death by drowning.
Philip G. Rehkopf. Jr. of Louisville, Ky., was cited for installing
a system of loudspeakers to enable blind children to roller skate without accidents,
putting textbooks on tape for the blind, and repairing electronic equipment free
for wards at Boys' Haven in Louisville, Ky.
Scott A. Witchner, Jr., of Lampasas, Tex., used his amateur radio
station, W5YIS, to save lives during the disastrous floods last May 12 and to direct
local civil defense communications.
Billy Joe Jenkins, Paducah, Texas was honored for installing
free television cable and for servicing TV sets free at Richards Memorial Hospital,
assisting with Boy Scouts and Little League, and supplying p.a. systems at community
Mortimer Libowitz, K2BDQ, of Brooklyn, N. Y., assisted youths
interested in electronics and used his ham radio station, K2BDQ, in civil defense
communications to become eligible for an award.
Bert Rypstra of Charlotte, Mich., won his award for his outstanding
service to Scouting, for rendering free radio and TV service to the needy, and for
assisting in civil defense communications over his ham rig. W8NWO.