'Major General Charles T. Harris, Jr. Ordnance Department, Washington D.C., was the guest of honor at banquet held in Hotel Morgan, Morgantown, West Virginia. November 17, 1941 at conclusion of defense day celebration. Pictured left to right at the speaker's table are: Lt. Col. W. R. Orton, commandent of the cadet corps, West Virginia University; Major General Harris; Robert G. Wilbourn, President, Morgantown Chamber of Congress and toastmaster at the dinner and Judge Herschel H. Rose of the West Virginia Supreme Court, one of the principal speakers.'
'View of the speakers table at banquet held at Hotel Morgan, Morgantown, W. Va. on the evening of Nov. 17, 1941 at the conclusion of defense day celebration, which marked the start of production at Morgantown Ordnance Works. $38,000,000 anhydrous ammonia plant erected for the War Department by E. E. du Pont de Nemours and Co. under supervision of the construction division, Quartermaster Corps.'
Guests at the Defense Day Banquet, Morgantown, W. Va.
'Among the guests of the Morgantown Chamber of Commerce at the defense day banquet held Nov. 17, 1941 in Hotel Morgan, Morgantown, W. Va. were the four representatives of the War Department and the duPont company pictured above. Left to right are: J. A. Grady, field project manager who was in charge of construction for E. I. duPont de Nemours and Co.; Major Alexander P. Gates, contract information section, construction division, Office of the Quartermaster General; S. K. Varnes, Chief Engineer, and Major Fred O. Mitchell, Deputy Zone Constructing Quartermaster, Columbus Ohio.'