May 13, 1941
Dr. T.K. Sherwood
Technical Aide to Division B
National Defense Research Committee
1530 P Street NW
Dear Dr. Sherwood:
I have not yet received the papers regarding the extension of our contract
period. The description of the extension given in your letter of April 20 does not
correspond to our needs as discussed in Dr. Lewis' office. I thought that we would
receive the sum of $1,000 for Dr. Wood's salary for six months, this being the same
rate as that at which he has been paid, plus $500 for overhead plus $1,500 for materials
and supplies, covering the six months' period beginning April 7, 1941 rather than
a ten months' period as mentioned in your letter. I trust that this can be arranged.
There is another point which I should mention. Because of the labor involved
in the work, especially the handling of quartz fibers and construction of the dumbbell
assembly, we found it desirable to have another man assist with this, and hired Mr.
Mason on a part-time basis. Is it proper for us to pay him out of the budgeted item
of $1,500 for materials and supplies and if not what arrangement should be made. Also
a large proportion of the extra expense of the work consists in the manufacture of
parts of the instrument in the
nstrument Shop. We have been charging for this at the regular rate from the materials
and supplies budget. Is this satisfactory, and if not what arrangement should be made
about shop work.