National Geographic : 1944 Dec
Michigan Fights 703 starr rnotograpnert. Antnony Stewart Charles F. Kettering, Dean of Inventors, in His General Motors Research Office, Detroit Affectionately called the "monkey-wrench scientist," he invented the self-starter, which made driving practicable for women. He helped develop Delco power, the cheap lighting for farms; Duco, the quick-finish paint for cars; antiknock gasoline, electric refrigeration, the Diesel engine, and many time-saving devices. In wartime "Boss Ket" heads the National Inventors Council, which checks devices submitted to the Govern ment. He is a member of the National Geographic Society's Board of Trustees. Each Sunday afternoon millions hear his voice over the radio. "Horsepower is war power," says he (page 677). Alfred T. Palmer At Marysville Gar Wood Builds Speed into a Towboat for the Army's Transportation Corps Here begins a 550-foot production line from factory to launching basin. These men prepare keel and framing for planking. Their employer is speedboat racing's famous builder and driver of the Miss Americas.