3rd row: Mr. Moerman, Mr. Dickinson, Mr. Carr, Mr. McNeilly, Mr. Shanks, Mr. Leeder.
2nd row: Lt. Gillon, Mr. Lane, Mr. Reno, Mr. Hitchcock, Dr. Charters, Capt. Simon, Dr. Hodge, Mr. Beeman, Mr. Tolch, Mr. Gay, Lt. Steele.
Front row: Mr. Kent, Prof. Urey, Prof. Rabi, Dr. Dryden, Dr. Lewis, Col. Zornig, Dr. Hull, Prof. von Karman, Prof. von Neumann, Prof. Russell, Dr. Dederick.
In the background, Building 328 under construction.
Dear Colonel Rose,
Your kind letter of Mary 24 reached me just now, via Princeton. I wired you immediately: "Will be glad to serve on advisory committee on ballistics. Stop. Letter follows." I hurry to restate this in this letter. I hope that you will forgive my delay in answering you, which is due to my spending this summer on the Pacific Coast.
I am lecturing at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, from June 15 to August 1, and expect to be back in Princeton between August 10 and 20. Of course, if an emergency should arise, I am [over...]
I am very sincerely yours
John von Neumann.
P.S. Mail and wires will reach me, wherever I am,
with the least possible delay,
if addressed as follows:
John von Neumann,
care of Miss. G. Blake,
Institute for Advanced Study,
1. The BRL computing machines performed well above average during the month of August. The following figures compare this performance with the one obtained during the first six months of 1954:
2. The figures show clearly that we have just about reached full use of our computing machine capacity. Although summer employees have contributed considerably to the increase in machine time used for computation, I estimate that by the end of 1954 we will either reach the limit of our capacity or our machines will have to perform much better than they have in the past. In order to avoid delays we intend to concentrate on reducing the machine time required for finding errors in a new code.
W. W. Leutert