Volume XVI NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS, FEBRUARY 1954 Number 5
It Will Help To Largest GroupDinner-Dance Harry Kalker To
Management Employes In 1953
Know Your Social Tell Story Of A
More than ] I 5 couples
braved snowy weather
Earned $1,875 By
Security Benefits Piece Of Paper
on Saturday, January 30, to attend the
Sprague Management group's annual Good Suggestions
dinner-dance at the Country Club of
Social Security, or Old-Age and Harry Kalker, President of the
Pittsfield. During the year 1953, eager Sprague
Survivors Insurance, is not clearly Sprague Products Company, will relate
To a background of soft yellow floral Electric employes in North Adams
understood by many people, outside of
decorations, the guests partook of a fine his intriguing "Story of a Piece of earned a total of $1,875 in addition to
its 2' , weekly deduction from their
dinner and enjoyed dancing to Mar- Paper" at a Supervisory Training their regular paychecks by cashing in
paycheck. In order to let employes
chard's orchestra of Boston until mid- Dinner meeting to be held at the
know why and how this deduction plan on ideas submitted to their Suggestion
works, here are some questions and Williams Inn, Wilhamstown, March 10. System Committee.
A pictorial look at the affair is found
answers which, we hope, will help to
on page 9. One hundred thirty-four Supervisors
clear the matter for everyone. It is It may be noted that two of the
Arrangements for the affair were from the three North Adams plants
very much to your advantage to know largest awards ever given by Sprague
carried out under the direction of have been invited to attend this session
what Social Security is and how it
Courtney W. Flanders, Manager of of the Company's training program. Electric were received last year by
protects you and your family.
Training and Community Relations, The meeting promises to be one of the $375
Walter Wood and Art Hewitt
What is Social Security Tax?
with the assistance of staff members of most interesting ever. Harry Kalker, President of the
Insurance for you and your family, and $500 respectively.
the Employe and Community Rela- Sprague Products Company, will
based on your earnings in work covered Mr. Kalker's talk will be illustrated
tions Department. be the speaker at next month's Almost all hourly rated employes and
by the Federal social security law with graphic displays of Sprague Elec-
Supervisory Training dinner meet- bonus operators may receive cash
that is, Old-Age and Survivors In- tric products, and will detail how the
ing at the Williams Inn.
surance. Under this law, which is Sprague Products Company plays its awards for suggestions accepted on any
operated by the United States Govern- vital role in the overall operations of worthwhile subject. (The personnel
N. M. Levinson Named
ment, people contribute during their
working years to provide an income for Registered Engineer
Sprague Employes Top in some groups such as Management
themselves and their families when
their usual income from unemploy- Nathan M. Levinson of the Moduline
Sprague Products, integrated into
the Company in 1946, is our sales out- Civil Defense Effort groups. Employe & Community Rela-
tions, Personnel, Supervisors, Planners.
let for the supply of service and replace-
ment or self-employment is cut off by Development Group of the Research Sprague Electric employ i are right Tirre Study and Methods Department
ment parts to wholesale dealers and
old age or death. and Engineering Department has been at the top of the list of those North Cost Personnel, Tool and fixture de-
jobbers all over America.
Through contributions based on the notified of his official designation as Adams citizens who have given most
signers. Product Engineers, may re-
amount of their wages or self-employ a Registered Professional Engineer in It is through this organization that freely of their time to the important
ment income, they establish rights to Massachusetts. millions of Sprague Electric com- duties of the Civil Defense Police force. ceive awards only for suggestions apply-
future benefits. The amount of the Notification of this honor was given ponents find their way onto dealers' Of the I 3 men and four officers of the ing outside their regular line of work.)
monthly benefits to a family will de- to Mr. Levinson recently by the State shelves and into household appliances CD Police arm who have given a total
Rules governing the suggestion sys-
pend on the amount of the insured Board of Registration, which passes on as replacement and service parts. of 2,687 hours of voluntary service to
tem are as follows:
person's average monthly earnings and credentials and examination for all Sprague Electrics Advertising De- traffic duty, six are employed at the
on the number of other members of the applicants. partment will also assist in the train- Company. 1 Suggestions which duplicate pro-
family who are entitled to payments as Mr. Levinson has been with the ing session, supplying some of its dis- Captain Chalmers F. Rose, of the posed improvements which are already
the insured person's dependents. Company since 1950. Prior to that, he play material. Machine Shop, has the longest record,
What kinds of insurance payments was affiliated with the Rural Elec- Captain hours of F. duty. Sgt. under consideration or pertain to
with 522', Chalmers CDRose, of the
are made? trification Administration of the U. S. One new Supervisor, Alvin Marsh, of Edward Cook of Formation has 2021 routine maintenance are not eligible
Machine Shop, has the longest record,
the Filter production department at hours; William Schink, Machine Shop, for an award.
There are four kinds of payments: Department of Agriculture.
(a) Monthly retirement payments to He also spent some time in thethe Brown Street plant, will be among 216i hours; Raymond Miller, Im
the guests at the dinner meeting. 2- Suggestions on incomplete or
insured persons 65 or over and their Aleutians with the U. S. Navy, serving pregnating Department. 244 hours:
families. as a Lieutenant in underwater demo- The session will open at 6:15 p.m. Joseph Nadeau, Guard, 132 hours; and temporary setups are not eligible for
(b) Monthly payments to insured litions work. with dinner scheduled for 7:00. Serine LaBonte, Guard, I4J hours. an award.
persons and their families if the in-
sured person is 75 or over, even if he is
3. In the case of duplicate sug-
gestions, the one received earliest by
(c) Monthly survivors payments to Now Is The Time To Take Inventory Of Your Group Insurance the Suggestion Committee will be given
the families of insured persons who die.
(d) Lump-sum payments to an in-
Policy: Know Your Coverage, Make Sure Beneficiary Is Correct consideration for an award.
sured person's widow or widower, or to Any suggestion relating to the busi-
The beginning of a new year is Making a change in beneficiary is service with the Company. The cost
Continued on Page 6 ness of the Company is welcome, but
traditionally the time for inventory. simple. All you have to do is take to those employes who elect to carry the
Every business takes time out then the eight main subjects to remember
your policy to the Personnel Office at insurance is very nominal, with the
to tally its inventory position and when making a suggestion are:
the Marshall Street plant. A change Company sharing most of the payment.
Evening Electronic figure just where it stands. It might
be a good idea for individuals to do the of beneficiary card will be filled out for Your coverage is $750 the first year 1. Improvement of the quality of
Courses same. you and your policy amended. you hold your policy. It increases to
One of the big assets in your personal Other steps in your inventory should $1,000 the next year, and goes to 2. Rectifying conditions that are
Arrangements are going ahead for
inventory is your group insurance
conducting the winter series of evening include keeping your policy in a safe, j $1,250 the third year and thereafter. hazardous to health or safety.
policy, which the Company has made
electronic courses, which will get under yet handy, place. And you should Besides the protection offered your
available to you as a benefit for work- 3. Improving our manufacturing,
way as soon as new classroom facilities make certain that at least one other family under this plan in event of your
ing with Sprague Electric. methods.
are made available
Your inventory check of this in- person in your family knows where that death, the group insurance policy also
The Employe and Community Rela-
surance should include, first of all, a place is. makes provisions in case you become 4. Reducing production costs.
tions Department, which is in charge of
look at the beneficiary named to You should also take inventory of
the program, reminds prospective totally and permanently disabled prior 5. Increasing production.
receive the insurance settlement in
class members that no applications will your insurance coverage, so you and to age 60.
be available through their foreman or
event of your death. 6. Improving equipment, tools, jigs,
your family will know just what your The amount of your insurance would
department head as soon as desirable Is the person named as beneficiary fixtures, etc.
benefits are. Read your policy, and be payable to you, in such an event, in
space is obtained. the one you now want to receive your
tell your family about its details. monthly installments. 7. Eliminating waste of time and
Plans call for the winter series to life insurance? Death, marriage or any
include both "Elements of Electricity" one of many factors may mean you As you already know, the group life Knowing these benefits — and keep-
and "Theory of Capacitors" in the want it changed, but have forgotten to insurance coverage is just one of the ing track of the details such as the 8. Selecting better materials.
series. The courses are voluntary and take care of it. many benefits provided for employes naming or changing of beneficiaries —
are open to all employes of the Com- Should the person designated as If you want further information on
of the Sprague Electric Company. will go a long way toward providing how the Suggestion System works, your
pany who wish to advance their tech- beneficiary now have a different name
nical knowledge of the basic sciences — as through marriage — that should Employes become eligible for in- real peace of mind and security for you foreman or department head will be
with which the Company is concerned. be changed, too. surance after six months continuous and your family. glad to talk it over with you.
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Publishing Staff fCnOUA 1/G44.1 A t RETMA Industrial Relations Conference
John H. Winant
FOREMAN . . .
Manager of Publications This month we would like to have
Associate Editor you meet Clarence Chilson, Foreman
Suzanne W. Slater of the Carpenter Shop.
Circulation Manager: Marion Caron Social Chairman: Ann Heath Mr. Chilson and the capable em-
Sports Editor: Kenneth Russell Photographer: Albert Horsfall ployes who work with him are kept
ASSISTANT EDITORS busy doing carpentry work at the three
Kit Carson, Tom CuIIen, Etta Owen, Jim Oldham, Rosemarie Tobin, Peter plants in North Adams. They repair
Mancuso, and John Davis. the old and build the new. One of
Marshall Street Reporters their most recent projects was the
Betty Bogus, Joan Paradis, Carmela Mancuso, Virginia Caron, Patricia addition on the Employe and Com-
Shabot, Audrea Bowen, Cecile Trudeau, Larry Hiser, Nini Sacco, Mary Bernard, munity Relations Department at Mar-
Dolores Domenichini, Lois Lisee, Marilyn Lavigne. Ralph Fressola, Julia
Desrosiers, Nick Richardello. John Walsh, Emma Maruco, Ceil Risch, Joan shall Street.
West. Edward Cook. Betty Fleury. Marjone Richer, John Gallese, Jennie Clarence was born in North Adams
Garceau, Cora Ryan, Susan Bishop, Florence Clough, Isabelle Jensen, Marge and attended the local schools, grad-
Hauptfleisch, Lena Hurlbut, Norm Miller, Mary Mathews, Joan Bryce, Mary uating from Drury High.
Cantoni, Emily Gardzina, Virginia Haas, Jane Delisle, Joan LaPierre, Gladys His first job was with the Aber-
Sullivan, Margaret Champagne, Jack Sullivan, William Martin, Mary Odell, The Radio-Electronics-Television David G. Christie, Sylvania Electric
Irene Dubreuil, Lea Walden, Betty Beckwith, Betty Mahoney, Joan Mac- though Construction Company in
Manufacturers Association held an Products. Inc.; Robert E. Kelley.
Donald, Lawrence Clark, Lydia Pozza, Geraldine Macchia and Carole Clarke. Boston, where he was employed for two
Beaver Street years. He then went to work in a Industrial Relations Round Table Assistant to the Secretary, Sprague
Seminar, January 14 and 15 at the Electric Co., representing the Herlec
Doris Monette, Gertrude Noel, Delia Keating. Marie Rose LaFlamme, Rita shoe shop, first as an assistant foreman, Morris Inn on the campus of Notre
Corporation, a subsidiary oi Sprague
Johnson, Jane Paradise, Ann Masson, Leona Denault, Veronica Sobon, Clifford and then as a foreman for three years.
Dame University in South Bend, In- Electric; Frank E. Highton, General
Domenichini, Dora Landry, Lillian Stahelek, Lorraine Duffy, Agnes Fitzgerald, While living and working in Boston, he
C-lare Shabot, Joan Horn and I heresa I homas. met his future wife, Lillian, who for-diana. Representatives of Sprague Electric Company; Marry Housten,
Brown Street merly lived in Cape Cod. As a couple Electric were in attendance. chairman of the committee, Alan B.
Isabelle Witherow, Rita Brooks, Jean Levy, Chick Currant, Sam Vince, Alma of years rolled by, Clarence decided that Forty-eight Industrial Relations DuMont Laboratories, Inc.; Leslie E.
Pratt, Jeanette Cady, Adela Smith, Corena Tatro, Mary Timothy, Erminia working in the shoe factory wasn't representatives of leading RETMA Woods, Raytheon Manufacturing Com-
Sweeney, Isabelle Fuller, Martha Clark, Mary Messier, Florence Lang, Blanche member concerns met for the two day pany; Joseph A. Abbott, Federal
Tatro, Justine Miner, Charles Felix, Frank Santelli, Marion Andrews, Ace seminar. Each discussion was led by Telephone & Radio Company and
Samia, Betty Jangrow, Lillian Forbush, Ruth Richmond, Marge Greene, Art
Van Steemburg, Herbert Hafner, Marie LeMoine, Madeline O'Neil and Amelia a representative of the RETMA mem- Courtney W. Flanders, Manager of
Koza. ber company with practical, everyday Training and Community Relations,
operating experience in his field. Sprague Electric Co.
Bennington Plant Reporter The committee for this convention This seminar was termed the most
Mildred Marchegiani are pictured above, left to right: successful ever held by the Association.
Sports Reporter: Fran Brazeau
"Every Sprague Employe a Reporter' Medical Science Offers Encouraging
Published by SPRAGUE ELECTRIC CO., North Adams, MassT
News As Heart Fund Campaign Opens
If you are frightened by the words, pel works in a dry and bloodless field,
EDITORIAL as permitted by the recently developed
ing news. Science is making dramatic 'artificial heart' which detours the
The Boss progress in the treatment, care and pre- blood stream around the human
vention of diseases of the heart and heart."
What would yon do if your butcher offered you a cut of meat that circulation, having advanced its knowl- Dr. King points out that gains have
was obviously inferior? Or a trial of a new brand of coffee showed it edge further in the past 25 years than not been confined to the laboratory and
was stale? Clarence Chilson
in all previous centuries combined. the operating room, explaining:
Chances are, you'd take that cut of meat right back; and you'd Science has yet to learn the under- "Through our informational pro-
certainly not get stuck with that particular brand of coffee again. what he wanted. He and his wife lying causes of the major forms of heart grams, physicians are being given
You'd be proving that you —- the customer — have real freedom of moved back to North Adams where he disease. Nevertheless, according to swifter access to research findings and
choice. You select just what you want. And demand it, when went into business with his father, Dr. Robert L. King of Seattle, Pre- the nation as a whole is developing a
you're offered a poor substitute. doing general carpentry work and sident of the American Heart Associa new and more rational understanding
You are the real boss, then, because the food-packer and the putting up ready-cut homes. Alto- tion, which with its affiliates, is con- of the heart problem.
butcher both have to please you. Let them fail to come up to your gether he has put up 172 ready-cut ducting the nationwide 1954 Heart "Gradually, we are rooting out and
standards of quality and they suddenly find they've lost a customer. houses around North Adams, Green- Fund campaign throughout the month destroying harmful misconceptions and
field, Pittsfield and Adams. of February, advances already made needless fears.
Should they slip up on a wholesale scale, they'll likely find they've
In March of 1937, Clarence began have opened the way to important "We are making substantial pro-
lost their business.
working for the Company as a carp- victories. Dr. King describes them in gress in programs to enable heart
In a competitive, free market like ours, every business — whether
enter under his father, Edward, who these words: sufferers, through rehabilitation and
it, be the butcher, the baker, or the candle-stick maker — has to "These victories include surgical retraining, to continue as useful and
was foreman of the shop at that time.
meet the quality and price standards of its public.
Clarence's son, Howard, joined his procedures and new drugs which can, in productive members of society."
Each business has to keep ahead of its competitors by offering its father and grandfather in the Machine many cases, reduce high blood pressure, It is the view of Dr. King and other
customers continuously better merchandise at reasonable prices. Shop and together they comprised one which threatens serious injury to the leaders of the American Heart Associ-
Otherwise, the customer will surely start looking elsewhere. of the very few three generation heart or kidneys, or brain. ation that research is the key element
The customer — YOU — are the boss. families working with Sprague Electric. "They include the prevention of in the fight against heart diseases.
Now let's turn this story right around, and look at it from the other Clarence's pastime is puffing on his rheumatic fever by prompt treatment While priority is necessarily given to
side. many cigars which he enjoys right on with penicillin of streptococcal in- research, contributions to the Heart
Let's put you in the manufacturer's position — because that's ex- down to the end. When the fishing fections — which almost always pre- Fund also support programs of pro-
actly where you really are — and see how it looks from that side. and hunting season opens, Clarence cede initial or repeated attacks of fessional and public education and
will always try his skill. Now andrheumatic fever. community and state heart programs;,
Now you find that it's up to you — to all of us — to make sure we "Also included are drugs which inter- I with the remainder going to advance
then he enjoys going bowling.
win ahd hold the respect of our customers by continuing to give them
Every summer he and his wife look fere with the clotting of blood and thus ; the nationwide program of the Ameri-
the quality they associate with the name of Sprague P^lectric.
forward to the time that they can spend reduce the possibility of fatal complica- can Heart Association.
. Just as you would when the butcher offers you inferior meat, the tions following heart attacks, which re- One-half of all funds allocated to the
at the Cape resting in the sun.
customer will start looking elsewhere if we give him inferior quality. Mr. and Mrs. Chilson make their sult from the formation of a blood clot American Heart Association are auto-
The boss, then, in our business, just as in all others, is our custom- home at 70 Meadow Street. They in one of the arteries that nourish the matically earmarked for research
er. Every single person connected with Sprague Electric, is, in the have three married sons. Bob, Howard heart muscle. through sponsorship of career in-
final analysis, working for him. and Harold. "Today, the surgeon's scalpel in- vestigatorships, established investi-
The customer is the only person who can ultimately provide us Clarence has enjoyed every year of vades the heart almost as a routine gatorships, research fellowships arid
with steady work, good pay, a fine place to work, and real security his life. At times, he says, he found matter, not only correcting defects grants-in-aid.
and peace of mind. things "tough", but they always which are present at birth, but also Contributions to the 1954 Heart
Let's keep ourselves worthy of him. Keep your own quality ironed out. He feels that he owes his valves that have been dangerously Fund may be sent directly to the local
standards up, whatever part of our work you're performing. It's trade of today to his father, who helped scarred and narrowed as a result of Heart Association, or to "HEART",
the best work insurance policy we know of. him for so many years. rheumatic fever. Sometimes the scal- care of any post office.
February, 1954 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG Page 3
Power Line, TV rBugs' Look Into The Future For Your Children's Servicemen's News 'Phone Book Changes
Detailed By Movies Sake: Proper Medical Care Is Essential Sgt. Alfred J. Pedercini, son of Mrs. The following additions have been
Common problems related to the made in the Sprague Electric Telephone
Gertrude Pedercini of this city, has
Are we doing right by our kids? have in the health of our children that Directory. It will be to your con
maintenance of rural power lines and returned to Camp Wood, Japan with venience to note these additions in
From some indications, no. In Health Information Foundation, of
to television set interference were de- the 187th Airborne Regimental com- your copy, pending issuance of a
terms of their health, present, and New York City, has granted funds to
tailed for more than 100 employes re- Pennsylvania State College to under- bat team after serving two tours of printed revision.
future, we are letting them down. It
cently at a motion picture show held is a recognized fact that many of the take a study in 22 Pennsylvania schools duty in Korea. Armitage, Robert
at the Marshall Street plant cafeteria. medical and dental conditions dis- to develop and test techniques aimed at General Accounting Ma. 422
stimulating parents to have health The 187th "Rakkasans", made two
The showing, held on January 28, covered in our youngsters by school Barnes, Walter
health examinations are not followed defects in their children corrected. combat jumps in Korea and fought
was conducted by Nathan M. Levinson Receiving Ma. 204
up for treatment. Why? Results of this study promise to be of as infantry with almost every U.N.
of the Research and Engineering De- considerable help to citizens through- Brooks, Jacqueline
Why is it that in one state, for division during the war.
partment, whose work centers on the out the country to improve their Equipment Engineering Ma. 400
instance, out of 37,000 children who j
development of moduline equipment community health standards. Prior to Sgt. Pedercini's enlistment Bradford, Stephen
were found to have something wrong
in February of 1951, he was employed Networks Br. 51
for power lines. with their eyes, less than 8,000 had We, as parents, must tackle this
problem promptly. When the school in the Foil Preparation Department at Brosseau, Joan
The motion pictures, all produced by been taken by their parents to the
family physician by the time of the notifies us that a health examination Employe Relations Ma. 447
the Rural Electrification Administra- Beaver Street.
next school medical examination. This indicates Jimmy's teeth should be Daniels, Helen
tion, were titled "Radio Interference
is not even 22 per cent. Why isn't the looked at by the family dentist, or Sprague Products Ma. 387
from Rural Power Lines," "Typical "follow-up" by parents greater, far that our physician should be consulted De Samsonow, Vassily
Major Kathleen Burns, daughter of
Television Interference Patterns," and greater? about a health condition noted in little Employe Relations Ma. 397
Mary, the school means what it says. Mrs. J. R. Green of St. Petersburg,
"Maintaining Good Voltage on Rural Why is it that a study of four other Dube, Constance
And we must not fail to follow up on Florida, who is a native of Williams-
Electrification Systems." communities found that, out of 363 Personnel Ma. 385
these recommendations. We must do town, has been chosen for a 20-week
Representatives from many of the school children who needed health Gargal, Bette
corrections, only 166 had been taken right by our kids now. Even "to- Advance WAC Course at Fort Lee,
Company's departments were among Sec'y to Dr. Morrison Ma. 584
to the doctor for treatment? Why, morrow" isn't soon enough.
Virginia. Ghidotti, Catherine
the audience. indeed!
Prior to Major Burns' enlistment, she Sec'y to Mr. O'Connell Ma. 335
Still another instance Why is it
that a study of selective service men's ; was employed in the Sales Office at
Employe Relations Ma. 443
school health records in one community Marshall Street.
indicated that certain uncorrected
Research & Engineering Ma. 310
l/Uelca+ne . . . defects led to later disqualification for
military service? REPORTERS... Jobin, Helen
Resistors Br. 43
Something's wrong somewhere.
New Employes Many experts believe it is with us that This month this column is devoted to Shirley Parmenter Feted Lehovec, Gisela
the fault lies — with us, the proud Isabel Jensen, Log reporter for the Re- Research & Engineering Ma. 557
Research and Engineering
parents of as many as 25,000,000 school search and Engineering Department
At Recent Bridal Shower McDonald, John
age children. And, as the figures for nearly one year. Sprague Products Ma. 387
Virgil Gregory show, they are absolutely right. They Thursday night, January 28th, was Miller, Norman
Isabel has the unique responsibility
Horace Jackson say that many parents fail to follow up the night for the dinner and shower Prokar Ma. 318
the recommendations by school health of being the Company librarian. Up
Peter McKinney held in honor of Shirley Parmenter, Moreau, Lawrence
authorities to take our children to the to the time when she was approached
Victor Ragosine Industrial Oils Cooler Department, Material Control Ma. 593
family doctor or dentist to correct the to take the position of setting up a
Hollis Hardy defects pointed up by school medical who is to be married to Paul Bom- O'Connell, John
library in June of 1951, there had been \
examinations. bardier on February 20. There were Superintendent Ma. 335
no library or librarian in the Sprague
Production Engineering Patterson, Eleanor
This is serious. We're playing with Electric Company. When a certain thirty-seven persons present and it
Research & Engineering Ma. 406
our youngsters' lives. Health defects
Elizabeth Mahonry bit of information was sought, one of really was a gala occasion. Anne Sheridan, John
in our youngsters can h.ive permanent
the girls would be called on to help Heath was Mistress of Cei ^monies and Coord'tor, Gov't Liaison Ma. 483
harmful effects later if they're not
corrected or treated promptly. The locate it. There was no one definite called for toasts to the bride-to-be, Sherman, Hazel
Thelma Horahan figures previously mentioned illustrate person you could turn to for help. which were given by Dora Downes, Sec'y to Mr. Fopteyn Br. 65
this fact convincingly from the stand- Millie Conroy, Martha Clark, Phyllis Stackpoole, Bernard
point of our children's well-being and Brooks, and Bea Marsh. Evelyn Jones Networks Br. 51
our national security. made the presentation speech and
It is such an important stake we Shirley was honored with some lovely
Sales A mock-wedding was performed with
Boy Scout Week
Helen R. Phelps Our Nation Needs the following characters: Anne Heath,
bride; Evelyn Jones,
The Berkshire Council of the Boy
Rita Scouts of America joined with other
Maintenance—Office Thoughtful Citizens Charron, bridesmaid; Millie Conroy,
organizations throughout the nation
this week in celebration of Boy Scout
Selma Sabin best man; Dot Bastien, the minister;
Just suppose that you were a Repre- Week.
sentative in Congress. Each day your Dora Downes, father of the bride; Dot
Network and Filter Development desk is piled high with letters. It Citizens of the nation proudly salute
Daunais, flower girl; Jerry Delisle,
the Boy Scouts and their volunteer
John Murphy shows that good citizens are thinking ring bearer; and Bea Marsh, The leaders, who give generously of their
and acting so that their representatives
Objector. own time, often at personal sacrifice,
in Washington know what they want
Misc. Dry Rolling to carry on this important work.
of the government. The costumes were out of this world
Gerald Hamel The scouting program develops
But you're also confused. Some and defy description. Many who
youth in terms of physical and mental
letters say, "Please introduce a bill
Sprague Products couldn't be there sent best wishes for stature, and teaches valuable lessons in
to cut down expenditures. Our taxes
future happiness to the young couple. self-reliance.
Bessie Wilson are high now. Raising them will
Janis Harrington Isabel Jensen
Other letters demand, "I beseech you Sprague Electric plants spread through- time at work on books, (44 hours a
to urge Congress to appropriate funds out the country. Isabel remarked that week to be exact), one would think she
Having had previous experience in
for a swimming pool in our town. As a the library could rightly be called "The would be glad to get away from them.
this type of work, Isabel accepted the
citizen, I cannot help but think it will Information Bureau." However, reading is one of her favorite
add to the beauty of the community." position and thus our library came into forms of relaxation. She also loves to
Isabel has built the number of
help your How would you decide what to do? existence.
How would you cast your vote?
volumes up to approximately 3,000
Isabel had, while at Drury High and she has 125 current periodicals on
cook and puts a great deal of time and
effort into really making a meal some-
thing to be remembered. For sports,
HEART FUND It's no easy job being in public
office. A good public servant must
judge which measure will benefit his
School, worked in the North Adams hand. Also available is a rather large
Public Library part-time, and while
microfilm library. Isabel enjoys ice skating and swim-
she was in college, worked in the col- Born in Willsboro, New York, on
district and his country most effective- It is easy to tell from the way she
March 20, 1929, Isabel came to North
ly. And — especially in these times — lege library. After graduation, she
Adams in 1939. She attended local talks and explains her work that
he must judge which expenditures are continued to do this work at the college
schools and was graduated from Drury Isabel is genuinely interested in her
really necessary. and then the following year returned to High School in 1947 and Green work. In her own words, she says her
To be a good citizen today requires the North Adams library once again. Mountain Junior College in 1949. life revolves around her home and the
much the same judgment it does to Isabel was married September 29 of the library.
The Company library was set up
be a good Congressman. The citizen year she came to work at Sprague Elec-
who asks for appropriations not mainly for the Research and Engineer- For those who may think that the
tric. She now lives at 44 Marietta
absolutely necessary now helps to in- ing Department and that was the real Street. library is rather a "stuffy" place to
help your crease the cost of government. That
expense is paid largely from the
purpose of its early existence. How-
Isabel is a member of the Special
ever, it has since expanded greatly and Librarians Association and the New
work: Isabel has two friends who stay
in the library with her. They are
HEART citizen's pocket-book - - and your
pocketbook — directly through tax-
ation, and indirectly through higher
now, besides serving the Research & England section of the American
Engineering Department, it serves all Library Association.
Gladys and Humphrey, two goldfish,
who are also the mascots of the
cost of food, rent and clothing. three North Adams plants and all other Since Isabel spends so much of her library!
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seems the only one in our department Dry Tubular Finish "Midgeteers", that this is your column, painting around the house. . We ar<-
really enjoying our recent snowfalls is by Marjorie Hauptfleisch not mine, that I shall serve but as an glad to hear that Peter Pinsonnault
Mr. Washburn, a great ski enthusiast, enjoyed his two week trip to Florida
who spends almost every week-end on Knitting has taken hold in this de- medium of your LOG. I shall be Congratulations to the new grand-
the slopes. partment. Lillian LeClair is just readily available. STOP ME TELL mother in our department. Viola
learning. She is starting off in a big ME I'LL TELL THE LOG. Tanguay We also would like to
Tantalum Department way by knitting a sweater for her hus- extend best wishes to Norma Dargis, a
Employe and Community band . Leonore Tarnuzzer and Marj former employe in our department, on
by Mary O'Dell
Relations Department orie Hauptfleisch are making scarfs. her recent marriage. She is the
Daisy Major enjoyed her vacation Lillian Grande is making hats and Maintenance Department daughter of Viola Tanguay Leo Cyr
starting January 26 catching up on by Joan West bedroom slippers . We are all sorry to by Audrea Bowen certainly can cheer the place up with
some well deserved rest at home. A A pink and blue farewell luncheon in hear of Mary Morruzzi's operation for his singing Louise Bentley made a
miniature wedding cake was presented honor of Mrs. Marie Kirkpatrick and appendicitis. Hope you will get well Co-workers celebrated Dorothy Buz- delicious cherry cake for Marjorie
to Edith Fachini and miscellaneous Mrs. Joyce Richards was held February fast and be back with us again soon zell's birthday on January 21 by having Pytko's birthday.
gifts of dish towels, pot holders, a 5 in the Marshall Street Cafeteria. A George LaFontaine, our check in- dinner at Florini's. Included in the
vanity set and pillow cases were white carriage robe and baby sweater spector, is putting in a new furnace. group were Audrea Bowen, Joan Para-
presented to her. The little get-to- was presented to each of the girls. Good luck to you, George Lillian dise, Dorothy St. Hilaire, Marian i Building 7 Offices
together was held in the department. Marie left us February 5 and Joyce LeClair's brother-in-law, Ronnie Le- Beattie, Tom Dion, and Charles Dean.
by Betty Bogus and Joan Paradise
Jean Sprowson baked the cake and will be leaving shortly. We have en- Clair, is quite the fixer. We under- Dorothy was presented with a lovely
presented it, while Theresa King joyed working with you both, and we stand there isn't anything he can't handbag Andrew Girgenti has been Marion Pinsonnault has returned
presented the gifts. We all wish wish you the best of luck in your new repair, whether it be electrical, plumb- working in the new North Carolina from a three week trip to Fort Lauder-
Edith all the luck in the world in her role as mothers Mary Pat Riley was ing or carpentry work. plant during the month of January. dale, Florida. Marion was gone the
marriage Kay Mendell and hubby, a weekend guest of her cousin, Joe He returned, after spending a week at first three weeks in January, just when
Bill Mendell, foreman in Western McCormack, in Pittsford, Vt. "Mike" home, accompanied by Allen McClain, we Berkshirites were freezing.
Electric, enjoyed the annual manage- claims that her cousin is quite a one of the men in the millwright de-
ment party held at the Pittsfield basketball coach. He is coaching Field Engineering Dept. partment . . Jeanne Murphy's hus-
Country Club, January 30. Also baseball and basketball at the Pittsford by Carole Clarke band, John, has been employed by
present at the party was our Superin- High School. . . Marie celebrated her Sprague Electric after receiving his dis- Building No. 3
tendent, John Puppolo and Mrs. We notice that Joan Southgate and charge from the Navy, Submarine divi- by Shen and Lee
birthday recently. She was presented
Puppolo. Carole Clarke have exchanged pos- sion. Jeanne is clerk in Clayton
with a cake and numerous useful We are glad to see Margaret Eccher
itions. Good luck to both of you on Hynes' office WANTED: Perfect so happy these days. Russell's Fra-
articles such as rattles, pins etc., all
your new jobs Who says office girls skiing conditions not later than Febr-
which will be of great help in keeping
aren't sports-minded? Henia Orlow- uary 13, by one ski enthusiast who is ternity Pin certainly has boosted her
her baby quiet ..Pat Marsh and
Advertising Ad Libs ski and yours truly have been com- the owner of a beautiful red ski spirits. Glad to see you so happy,
by Versus Pamela Christopher attended the Civic Margaret We are sorry to see Janice
paring notes to see who took the and new skis. Marian Beattie
Music Concert of Luis Pichardo. From
funnier falls on the ski slopes lately. j of the Maintenance Cost Control De- Russett hobbling around on one foot.
In the absence of "Versus" who has all reports, it was a very enjoyable
Who won? . Joan Southgate claims partment will gladly receive any in- Hope the sprain doesn't hurt too much.
taken the proverbial "leap" into evening Toby Tobin is still spend- Jan The stores in North Adams are
she did a really "pro" job of sweeping formation about snowstorms at the
matrimony, we are hereby setting ing her weekends on any snow-covered certainly taking advantage of the girls
off the ice on the skating rink the othei risk of being unpopular with the local
down the happenings around Little slope in the Berkshires. This girl in the Products, especially during their
night, and Marion Sewell, Bettj snow removal crew Charlie Dean,
Siberia Virginia Suprenant, alias really likes to ski. week of sales. Remember girls, we
Galbraith, and Marion Matney are Andrew Girgenti, Maurice Chonard, don't want the clerks to get tired of
Versus, was married January 30 to Pvt.
still talking about the bowling scores . i p e t e r Jobin and Arthur Caron were seeing all your lovely faces Lorraine
still talking about the bowling scores
Ernest Haas. Congratulations, Virg,
we hope you'll be very happy for years
Alice Herrmann has recovered from E J among the maintenance foremen who Lamoureux went to Burlington, Ver
Alice Herrmann has recovered from a
Research and Engineering sprained ankle. Glad to see you're j attended the annual management mont, for dinner Saturday, January 30.
sprained ankle. Glad to see you're
to come Milt (Baldy) Cohen is col-
by Isabelle Jensen better, Alice. We understand Carole d m n e r dance in Pittsfield on January That's an awfully long distance for a
better, Alice Ve understand Carole
lecting boxes these days along with
decals and hot water. Better clear off Clarke and Joan Russell got nice and 30. All reports describe the event as girl to travel just for dinner!
On January 28 Nora Christie became
that table Milt, we never know whether warm at Sheep Hill on the coldest day an outstanding success. Loretta Toomey went to Winooski,
a full-fledged citizen of the United
or not you're sitting behind those boxes of the year. Could it be because of a Vermont, January 30. for her nephew's
States. She was one of 35 persons
. . . Charlie Wacker is so engrossed in borrowed alpaca blanket? Congratu- wedding. We understand Loretta's
who, upon leaving the Pittsfield Court-
his work these days that he even says lations to Joan Russell and her "tree" hair-do was exceptionally pretty that
house, was presented with an American
goodnight when people greet him with . .it just gave birth to a baby leaf . . Flat Midget Assembly day Arlene Tatro has been beaming
flag by a member of the D.A.R. Five
"Hello" Fran Sifton's races are be- Sympathy to Carole on the death of her by Carmie lately for some reason. Could it be
years ago, Nora came to America with
coming famous around the office. goldfish. because Dave will be home for good?
her mother from Brighton, Sussex. We hope that Connie Simon is rest- Rita English certainly makes a good
Who do you like in the sixth, Fran? . She has been with Sprague Electric for ing well these days. We hear that she hair dresser. She proved it with the
We all miss Helen Goodermote who three and one half years. Sincere had quite a time finding a couch to excellent job she did cutting and fix-
has been out nursing her sick daughter. congratulations are extended to Nora Round Midget Assembly please her .Nickie Fulginiti was quite
Hurry back. Helen. If you see on this happy day from everyone in surprised the other day when someone ing Ginger's hair. Pat Nutting has
Janice Fowler running through the by E. B. Ryan
Research!. . Welcome to Vicki Wnuk, replayed a recording of his voice. started her "China" set. Very pretty
corridors tearing her hair out, don't be who has joined the secretarial staff in During the absence of your former Nickie just couldn't believe it was his pattern, Pat.
alarmed, she's only trying to do three Research. This is Vicki's first job with reporter Jennie Garceau, I have been voice It's nothing like the good old
jobs at once. Hope you succeed, Jan Sprague Electric, having graduated asked to report your notable doings and days for Maude Crews. At times we
Joan Charbonneau has a problem.
She wants to disassemble her type-
from Adams High School in 1953. .. sayings for posterity. Because of the wish we could bring them back for her
Joan Haskins is planning a July efficient and commendable service she . . . Congratulations to i atricia Le- Busy BEAVCR
writer and sell it piece by piece to the wedding, that is if her Harry finishes rendered you, this is a difficult assign- Claire on the birth of a baby daughter.
highest bidder Hats off to Fran
Cancro who hates to remove his
their new home on time. They are ment and one which might well faze We hope she will be a great joy and
building a six room house in Clarks- any cub. I can but hope to emulate success in the coming years . There's
toque for fear of mussing up those curly burg. How lucky can one girl be to her qualifications in this column and no one like Tony Martin for Eva
locks . We all extend cordial greet- have a new home when she is first hope that the lay-off which deprived us Daldoss; and Julius LaRosa for Lillian
ings to Joan Rice, who has just joined married?
Metal Clad (Nights)
of her services will be a short one, and Trombley. They both have quite a
the stockroom cuties. by Theresa Thomas
Jennie will be back with us soon time. But it looks like Eddie Fisher
wielding her powerful pen. . . Have you beats them both. What do you say, Hazel Camadine and Kay La-
Dry Tubular Assembly heard the many favorable comments girls?. . . Mrs. Ida Brooks was really Bombard each enjoyed a two-week
Personnel Department by about the pert, saucy bow ties worn surprised when some of the girls vacation resting at home. Did I say
so dashingly by Mary Marra; the new got together and gave her a beautiful resting? Martha Choquette looks
by Those Two by Peg Champagny
and oh-so-becoming hairdo sported corsage, dinner, blouse and wallet for , so happy lately. Don't you think so?
and Gladys Sullivan by Mona Turgeon; the versatility of Vi | her 64th birthday. The corsage was The reason for this is because she
Sydney Louison visited her sister in
Brattleboro, Vermont, over the week- On Claire Andrews birthday, Jan- Leveque, who flits from one job to made by Peggy Slater. Her day was recently moved into a newly built
end and tells us she had a wonderful uary 28, some of her co-workers another and performs each in an effort- complete when she had her picture home on East Road in Clarksburg.
time. What about this week-end, presented her with a lovely birthday less and efficient manner; or had you taken with the girls later on in the day. We all wish you lots of happiness in
Syd?. . . Congratulations go to Miss cake. How does it feel to be 21, noticed the naturally pink-tinted We all hope you have many happy your new possession. Rita Abuisi
Etta Owen who was recently re- Claire?. . . Lillian Boyer's son left for cheeks of Norma Skorupski, which years Congratulations to Daniel has joined us again after being out sick
appointed to the Board of Directors of the service on January 14. Good luck have earned for her the nickname of Donovan, who recently became a j with the virus Mae Ryan plans on
the North Adams Community Nursing and best wishes from all of us, Dick. . . Pinky, and which are the envy of all j grandfather Belated birthday greet- taking frequent trips to Boston to visit
Service . .and to Edith Matranga, James Todd, formerly of this depart- our teen agers; the melodious and heart- ings to Amelia Couture. j her son who is now stationed there. . .
who was elected to the Social Com- ment, now stationed in Korea, is warning laughter of Dosie Gaudette; Gaetane Allard is spending her vaca-
mittee for the Annual Italian Girls' counting the days when he will again the enthusiasm and bird lore spouted tion in Canada, where she is visiting
Club Banquet. . . and to Lorraine Mal- be back with us. Jim says it's just 156 by our new parakeet owners, Midge her parents. . Congratulations to Terry
oney on the birth of her new baby days more in Korea and then back to Valotta and Alice Dydowicz; the Ceramics Department Worthington, who has been elected
sister, Eileen Marie Delisle. . We all the good old U.S.A. He also noted he roguish charm of George Ross, who so by Emma Maruco union representative.
envy Mr. Phelps his recruiting trips to would like to hear from some of his co- capably kept the solder stoves in re-
the various colleges which will continue workers . . Rena Roy is a proud grand- pair, and the personnel reasonably We are happy to hear that Edward
until late this fall. Any room in the mother again. Her daughter, Mrs. happy, during the serious bout suffered Mulvaney's mother is back home from Paper Rolling (Day Shift)
trunk for us, Mr. Phelps?...We en- Walter Gajda, had a bouncing baby with virus pneumonia by our regular the hospital and we hope she will be by Rusty and Dusty
joyed listening to the tape recordings of boy on January 30... Mrs. Marie service man, Jimmy Canale? In- completely well soon. . Those on vaca-
"the Sportsmen Trio" who are Rachel Domenichini's son, 2nd Lieut. Joseph cidentally Jimmy is back, fit as a fiddle tion from our department are Lena In case anyone wonders who "Ma"
Beverly's husband, Merritt, at the Domenichini, was home on a ten-day and glad we are to have him. . . Celia Grillone and Harold Burdick; recently is in our room, it's Frannie Miles, and
piano, Lee Hermansen, playing the leave from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where Shanahan is in the market for a Nature returning is Alma Haley. . Instead of "Slim" is none other than Hank
guitar, and Don Moulton on the bass he received his Lieutenant's bars upon Book on Animals. Seems Cele has hei taking her usual vacation trip this Lepicier. . Roseann Shakar was sere-
fiddle. If anyone wants good music, graduating from the Artillery Officer hibernating animals confused. Car season, we have learned that Ann naded by the testers on her birthday,
the "Sportsmen Trio" has i t . . . It Candidate School. anyone oblige? . . May I remind you Little stayed at home and did some February 2. The happy birthday
February 1954 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG Page 5
sounded pretty good Eileen Mc- wich, Conn., and went night clubbing in Misc. Resistor Assembly K V A Stockroom soon be in running order. We keep
Kenna is sporting a new hair cut and a New York We are sorry to hear by Jean Levy by Ace Samia growing all the time! Dora Downes.
new car. Both look pretty sharp, Shirley Keating is sick, but glad to Vic Bissaillon, and Dot Bastien finally
Eileen Hope Jerry Dutcher is feel- know her husband is home now after It seems everyone in our room (or During the month of January new worked up enough courage and had
ing better by this time Jerry serving at the Submarine Base in New most everyone) has the knitting fever. faces have shown up in the stockroom. their ears pierced. That leaves just a
recently underwent an operation... London,Conn.,for the past two years. . . Rose Murray has made ski socks for Del Barbeau and Evelyn Laliberti are few of us who still can't find the courage
Anyone feeling sick, please call Nancy Although it's rather late, I would like one of her sons and now is attempting a the newest. Del was with us during to have it done Jimmy Cozzaglio
Cook and Marcia Sweet, two of our to announce the birth of twin girls to sweater Blanche Tatro has been the summer, was transferred to Mar will soon be back from his trip to Italy,
pretty nurses aides at the North Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Lyons of Adams, making cable-knit caps, and the next shall Street, and is now back with us and Linda is counting the days until
Adams Hospital . Since Claire Shabot Mass. Mrs. Lyons is the former one is always prettier than the last. . Del and Al Ferrara both seem to enjoy he'll be home again Gladys Kirk-
became Claire Senecal, she is looking Laurette Leveque, who has worked Julia Sullivan is knitting socks for herworking together, 'cause there is never patrick is so happy to have her son
slimmer. Could it be because of your with us for some time. Good luck son, Pat Mina Rondeau is making a dull moment. Evelyn, who was Donald Giroux home from Japan.
own cooking? Claire made a very and best wishes to Gladys Mont- baby sets for her grandchildren . .Jean transferred from Small Orders, is as Donald has been stationed at Yoka-
lovely bride January 9. Two of her gomery, who is on leave of absence. Levy is busy working on socks and chipper and jolly as a baby with its hama, Japan, for the past two and a
pretty bridesmaids were Joan Horn and Before her departure the girls gave her bedroom slippers . Bobbie Mantello first toy. We welcome you both. . half years and says that being home
Irene LaFleur. In spite of a snow a pink and blue shower Best wishes is making cable hats for her daughters First let's turn to the shady side of the feels pretty good The Cooler gang is
storm, everyone had a wonderful time for a speedy recovery to Lydia Sher- . Rita Brooks is still out sick. Hurry street! Chris Schultz is coming along planning a sleighride for the very near
at the wedding. man, who is confined to Plunkett back, Rita, we all miss you. Hope you fine since her illness and will soon be future. It will have to be soon, while we
Memorial Hospital following an opera- feel better every day. with us Dean Brown is suffering still have snow left. It's apt to be here
tion The only one who wanted to with a common illness known as a cold. today and gone tomorrow, so we'd
venture out during sub zero weather He can hardly speak. Well, Dean, it is better get busy.
was Ann Spagnola, who took a long a good thing you're not a woman. It
Metal Clad Finish hike with out realizing how cold it was would be a tragedy not to be able to
the outcome was she chilled her Industrial Oils speak . . Not only was January a cold
by Veronica and Doris
legs Good luck to Carole Leonard by Ann Heath month, but it seems half of the help in
Our new bride is back at work who recently left for an office position the stockroom have colds. Vivian and K V A Department
Mrs. Theresa (Coutu) Dube was at the Arnold Print Works in Adams. Second Lt. William R. Mumford, Alcide are also on a coughing spree. . by Alma Pratt and Frank Santelli
married December 26. I heresa spent Before leaving, Carole was presented Jr., son of Emily, was home for ten Now for the sunny side of the street!
her honeymoon in New York. I ler appropriate gifts . Helen Sikora and days. William was stationed at Las Frank Osterhoudt is displaying a Frank Kohs must like to fish through
husband, A 2c John Dube of North Hank Gamari received a purse of Vegas, Nevada. On his return he will beautiful set of auto seat covers which the ice, •because Frank Santelli's ice
Adams, went back to France to finish money from their birthday club mem- go to the Far East . We were sorry to were given to him by his wife. As for chopper is missing and Frank Kolis is
his tour of duty with the Air Force at bers . . . Good luck and best wishes to see Don Aragoni go back to his de- the occasion, we have yet to know. . . I doing all the laughing . Every morn-
Chateauroux Another recent bride is Norman Gamari, who has been trans- partment on Marshall Street. We have always wanted to know why ing we hear Bill Pasotti's old Ford
Mrs. Mary (Bowman) Hart, who was ferred from Check Inspection in our enjoyed having Don with us Best of Marie Ducharme heads the line in pulling into the parking lot. The story
married January 2. Mary was indepartment to Brown Street. We all luck on your new job, George Graziola. checking out after the day's work. Now is that Bill's Plymouth can't make the
Florida and Nassau, Bahamas on her miss you . . We extend a welcome to George was transferred to the Rolling it can be told: Marie's husband, Moe, hill so he drives the old Ford to work.
honeymoon. Her husband, James, of Walter Gould, our new check inspector Department . We miss you both . . . is always waiting for her even after ten But don't laugh, fellows, you too will
Wilhamstown, is in the construction . . Although we all envy Ruth Jack- We are all glad to see Win Emery back years of marriage. What's going to be old some day We had a birthday
business with his brother, Henry son, we all miss her. Ruth retired after her illness . Welcome to John happen after twenty years?. . . Tiny party in honor of Frank Santelli on
Mrs. Bertha Moreau is back from from Sprague Electric December 18, Merrigan, a new addition to our de- Mancini just isn't the same boy any January 1 3. Elinor Alibozek baked a
Oklahoma and on the job. She left having been employed for twenty- partment. He worked in the Molding more. It is amazing what a pretty lovely, heart-shaped cake for him.
December 19 by automobile, accom- three years. The past seven years she Department prior to his transfer. Get girl can do to a fellow. Anyone Frank says he was "27" years old, but
panied by her husband. They visited was a tester with Casimer Ziemlak, and your war paint on, gals. He is a interested in getting another TV Al Pratt s only comment was, "I'd
her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and prior to that she worked with Alfred "bach", and a nice one. . Congratula- channel on your set? Just contact Al hate to be hanging since you were 27."
Mrs. Donald Racette. Her son-in-law Bergeron. Before leaving, Ruth was tions to Lou Vincelette, who has been Guisti and Harold Brown. The boys Anyway, we had a nice time, didn't we,
received his discharge from the service presented with appropriate gifts by her made Acting Foreman of Paper Net- came in one morning and claimed that, Frank? We have a new Mr. America
January 14 and now the family is com- co-workers and she is now spending the works . . The new atomic bomb wasafter working on Al's set, they were in our department. He, as you prob
plete and all at home Alice French winter in Bradenton, Florida. We perfected in Blackinton when Alma able to get a Rhode Island channel. ably know, is Carl Estes. We will
and Margaret Moore are out sick. wish you the best of happiness. . . Ann Pratt baked Bill an angel food cake. After all fellows, isn't that stretching it all miss you when you go back to the
Here's wishing a speedy recovery to Gorcyka has returned to work follow- It almost floated the stove out thea little too far? . .In my last report I Molding Department Ronnie Pratt
the both of you . Mrs. Gloria Jagiello ing many weeks of illness. Ann wishes window. told you that Al Ferrara and yours asked his mother for money for the
is bark with us after a year's absence. to thank everyone who was so kind to truly were taking up skiing for a March of Dimes fund. When asked
Gloria gave birth to a daughter, Mary her and for the many cards sent during pastime. Well, the time has passed, what lhe March of Dimes is for, Ronnie
Ann, who is now eight months old. her stay at the hospital. and Al and I have given up the sport replied, "So all the little kids that have
and we are leaving all the snow to the polio can run and play like I do."
Mica Mutter ings experts. If anyone is interested in
Deepest sympathy to Anne Downey, purchasing two new sets of skiis, hardly
whose sister passed away February 1. by Sam Vince
used, and two pairs of ski pants, contact
Deepest sympathy to Theresa Keil, We would like to welcome back to Al or myself. . Recently Mane Dargie Industrial Oils Cover
Bathtub Assembly whose father passed away January 29. our department Dot Rumbolt, Ida
by Dora Landry
was chosen queen of the stockroom and Assembly
Little and Ronnie Hurlbert. Dot has no better choice could have been made.
by Flo Lang and Isabel Witherow
Teresa Paquin's son, Thomas, has returned from a short layoff, and is now We also wanted to pick the king of tall-
joined the Air Force and is stationed at working on Stacking rather than Sold- tales, and figure it is a draw between Mrs. Mary Kelly's son, Jimmy,
Sampson, New York. Tom left Jan- Paper Impregnating ering . Ida has been transferred back Armand Trottier and Ralph Burdick arrived home from Germany where he
uary 5. . We are glad to have Irene by Agnes Fitzgerald to the department from Industrial Oils Happy Birthday to Al Ferrara, who had been stationed with the Air Force.
Pigeon back with us again. Irene was Francis Bennet has been ill with the and is back on her old job of Punch- was twenty-one recently. We were all The highlight of his homecoming was
in the Adams hospital several days. grip. Hope you are feeling better. . . ing . . . Ronnie was transferred from dying to see what Al's girl, Bert, gave seeing his nine-month old daughter,
We are glad she was able to return Eva Thibordeau's daughter, Marjorie, check inspection at Beaver Street to him. He finally showed it to us — a Nancy, for the first time. After a
home with her appendix intact . . was married January 18. Marjorie his old job of branding. Seems like he "Hang-over Kit", all equipped with few doubtful glances at her Daddy,
Laura Skowron and Eleanor Plankey and her husband will make their home couldn't stay from the good old Mica essential stock including a can of Nancy decided she liked what she saw
were guests-of-honor at a birthday in Omaha, Nebraska. . .Agnes Fitz-
Department . We wish to welcome the tomato juice. However, knowing Bert, and the two are now inseparable.
party for them on January 26. Both gerald recently celebrated her birth- that is only a teaser. We all surprised Jimmy's next destination is Florida
new employes, who are Madeline
girls were celebrating their birthdays. day . . Charles Roy and Joe Breda Al with a cake and twenty-eight and this time his wife and daughter
Laura and Eleanor received lovely could not start their cars during the Folino, Caroline Wolkowicz and Ruth candles. So sorry, Al, we didn't mean will accompany him. His wife is the
gifts.. . Eleanor Durocher is out on Pindick. Madeline and Caroline have to reveal your age. . . As the saying
cold, freezing mornings recently. . . former Virginia Reese of Resistors.
vacation. We hope Eleanor has a good Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Downey spent been transferred to our department goes, "an apple a day keeps the doctor Needless-to-say we'll all miss hearing
rest and is feeling much better when the weekend in Stamford from Resistors, where they were away." Julie Dolle must be doing the about the antics of Nancy, the little
she returns . Nancy Briggs, Lola Mrs. Joe Breda in Greenfield with their Cementing. Ruth previously worked same. Julie is just about the only one girl with the big personality Evelyn
Gigliotti, Muriel Bentley and Pearl son and family. . Agnes Fitzgerald in on final soldering of eyelets for Jack who hasn't a cold.. . Jimmy Goewey, Therrien and Daisy Meland and their
Berti have been transferred to the Paxton, Mass.. . . Carmela Scalise had O'Leary. We wish you girls the best of our degreaser, is one of the most husbands spent a recent weekend at the
Metal Clad Department. Good luck her son and his wife as weekend guests luck on your new jobs in Stacking. . . energetic fellows I have met. After Touraine Hotel in Boston. They saw
girls, and come back to B.T.A. real . . . Margaret Bridgman was thrilled We would also like to welcome Elsie working all day on the degreaser, Jim several shows and in general had such
soon. with the lovely clock her nephew, Pvt. LaBonte, Eleanore Bechard, and goes to the Y.M.C.A., where he hasa good time. They are already plan-
Robert Harrington, sent his mother Theresa Perini from Mica Molding taken up wrestling. With your build ning their next trip. . . Blanche Frances-
from Germany. . . Neal Roy has joined The PMF line to which they are con- Jim, we may be seeing you on tele- chini is eagerly looking forward to that
the hat parade — she was seen wearing nected has been moved to our depart- vision Saturday nights. date from New Jersey. . . Both of Mary
one of the cute pixie hats. ment . . . One of the girls here, who Koczela's sons in Korea have received
Metal Clad Surplus would like her name anonymous, has promotions. Stanley has been pro-
by Rita Johnson written this little story using some of moted to Corporal and Joseph is now a
our co-workers names. "From the PFC. . We wish Pat Bontempi would
Mary Bator celebrated another Industrial Oil Cooler News make some more of her famous "Veal
birthday January I. She didn't tell ,*>!«« 'Solar' system, a 'Little' 'Rumbolt' of
by Gert Scallopini". We have sampled it here
"us which one - - our birthday club thunder 'Sears' your ears in a 'Bass'
and there, but as yet have found none
presented her with a decorated cake voice. As 'Collins' restores your poise, The Cooler has changed so in the last to equal hers Our ladies' man, Harry
and a set of Libby glasses to match her you listen to 'Martin' sing "That's few weeks that it will take a while to Rondeau, has been doing a lot of read-
set.. .On January 25, Bess Lacy cele- Gamari", and even aloud 'Bua' couldn't locate everyone. No. 1 table in the lately and consequently has no time
brated hers and we gave her a decorated [General Salvage scare you. You 'Gurney' to your Cooler has been moved to the Cooler for the fair sex. He wills all his tele-
cake and nylon lingerie for her trous- destination and your very 'Busby' as Annex, and the group which moved phone numbers plus ooodles of advice
seau. Bess has named the day—May the Chinese would say, you 'Shippee' with it include Cele Bouchard. Betty on how to keep those girls happy, to
15 . . . The welcome mat is extended to Bill Collier's wife, Mary, has re-the stock to the 'Bombardier' of the Cota, Marion Bernat, Mary Dean, Alec Murach and Henry Armata.
the new girls in our department. Hope turned home from the hospital, where plane. And I'll 'Wager', that if this Eleanor Brooks and Linda Cozzaglio.
you like working with us, and we hope she spent a few days under observation little piece of nonsense doesn't make The No. 2 table has been moved to the Sympathy is extended to Joseph
to see the ones who have left returning . . Walter Maynard of Clarksburg is 'Vince', your sense of humor is out of No. 1 position next to the Reserved Guertin upon the death of his wife.
soon. . . Roma Sweeney and her the proud father of a son, born Febr- section. New rolling machines have
husband spent the weekend in Nor- uary 2. been put in the No. 2 position and will Continued on Page 6, Col. 3
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LOG Reporter Social Security religious, charitable, educational, and
some other nonprofit organizations, and
Safe Driving Begins
Describes Silver the person who paid the worker s burial
expenses. This lump sum will be paid
employes of State and local govern-
ments may come under the law.
Does a person have to be in need
With Car Care
Skates Exhibition even when there is a survivor who is
immediately eligible for monthly in-
before he can claim payments?
No. A retired worker, his wife or As automobiles become more ex- facture-rs install filters to do the job
widow, and usually minor children, may pensive and complex with gadgets
(The following is an article written How do you earn these insurance qualify for benefits without regard to and these should be: cleaned at regular
by LOG reporter Charles Felix, Re payments? their financial resources, such as sav- like power brakes, power steering, air intervals. The- most important of
By earning enough in wages or self- ings, property or other insurance. conditioning and 12 volt ignition, the these, the oil filte-r, requires a clean re
North Adams' great skaters.) employment income over a sufficient However, husbands, widowers, parents, need for regular maintenance is greater
length of time in work that comes under f.ll about every 5,000 miles. Oil soon
The 19th Annual Silver Skate: and sometimes minor children, are re- than ever before.
the law. These requirements are quired to establish that they had been becomes contaminated with dirt and
Derby was held in Boston Garden or
dependent for at least half their sup A regular preventive maintenance grit entering through the- air intake and
January 31st. Six hundred and fifty
three enthusiasts were entered in the What is a quarter of coverage? port on the worker on whose record program can eliminate the headache crankcase breather, and from the
numerous events for speed skating, The calendar year is divided into they claim benefits. and expense of big repair bills and road >
burning e f gasoline. The oil filter
while 16 specialists performed various four 3-month periods of "quarters", Can a person receive monthly side breakdowns. Keeping up your traps as much as three- pounds e l im >
exhibitions of figure skating, barrel beginning January I, April I, July 1, or insurance payments if he has in-
car is essential toward getting the most purities. But your filter can become
jumping, stiltskating, acrobatic and I October 1. Each calendar quarter in
earnings from work? out of it, and, after a winter of hard so clogged, it cant trap any more
comedy skating. which an employe is paid wages of $50
Yes. A person may receive monthly driving, even the most expensive car abrasives and sludge leaving them
Tenley Albright, the world's figure payments even though he has income needs service. The more your car iree to damage* costly e-ngme- parts.
skating champion, who was the feat- I "quarter of coverage" for determining
ured performer, put on a delightful act, his insurance status under social rentals from real estate, dividends from
costs, the more it pays you to give it
but it was Jane Weiss of Walpole, j security. 4. Check body and chassis bolts
Mass., making her 15th appearance in A self-employed person gets four when getting your car ready this
the Silver Skates Derby, and Sylvia quarters of coverage for each year in Must everyone whose work is I. Take a good look at the under spring. Loose bolts allow the car to
Tilly of Weston, an acrobatic skater which his self-employment income is covered by social security have a
social security account number? side of your car each time it's on a develop squeaks and rattles that may
making her first appearance, who seem- $400 or more. cause extensive wear through vibra
ed to draw the best hand from the Yes. The earnings records are kept
Can a person now over 65, and by machines that use both the worker's trouble and expense later. Examine tion. If a torque wrench is available,
13,000 fans and spectators packed in who has not previously been em-
the Garden. name and his account number. Each tires for nails, breaks and uneven tread use it according to specifications of the
ployed in work covered by law, be- employe whose work is covered by the
In the speed skating events, only two come eligible for benefit payments? wear. Check the muffler for rusted
law should show his employer his social
local skaters competed — Bobby Dunn, ! Yes. If he attains age 65 before security card, which bears his social out spots; driving with a leaky muffler
in the intermediate class and "Chuckie" July 1, 1954, he needs only six quarters can be fatal. Also, look for oil leaks 5. Frequent brake- adjustment and
security account number. Each self-
Felix in the Mitey Atom Derby. j of coverage (about a year and a half of employed person whose work is covered around the transmission, differential relining when needed are just as neces-
Young Dunn placed second in the half- covered work) to become eligible for by the law will need a social security sary to the operation of your car as
and universal joint. Oil seals can fail,
mile trial, but failed to place in the one social security payments. account number when he makes his gasoline. Gas gives you "go ' when
mile final. draining lubricants out of important
Does work performed after age Federal income and social security tax you need it. Brakes pmviele- the-
"Chuckie", three-year-old son of 65 count towards social security? report. It is also a good idea to keep "stop."
yours truly, didn't win any prize, but Yes. As long as a person continues this card in a safe, handy, place, 2. Check all your car's lights
got a great kick out of skating in his in covered employment, or earns over known to someone besides yourself. Regular, year-round car care means
periodically to prevent a "blackout"
initial Silver Skates Derby. He still Is it possible to know how much
$400 a year in self-employment, regard- while driving at night. Otherwise, safer driving and operation of your car.
thinks the official who took his hand less of age, his earnings up to $3,600 money I have accumulated in my Besides getting more out of your
and helped him around couldn't skate in a taxable year will be credited Social Security deductions? your first warning of darkened tail
motoring dollar, you help make- our
very well, and that he, (Chuckie), was toward his social security account. His Yes. This may be done by applying lights may be another car crashing
helping the official. nation's highways safer by eliminating
wages or self-employment income must for a status of account each year at the
be reported and the social security tax nearest social security headquarters, mechanical failures while your car is in
The trip was made to Boston with
Victor Gay of the Resistor Department must be paid. which in this case, would be the Field 3. Your car's engine demands a diet motion. And that means yeju and
who, incidentally, received a thrill from Office, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. of clean air, fuel and oil. Car manu- your family are safer too.
What kinds of work count toward
witnessing the derby. Others in the
party were Mrs. Eleanor Felix and Among the kinds of work which
The derby gave me my first chance
count toward social security protection BROWN ST. BRIEFS (Con't. from Page 5)
to actually see how valuable my LOG dustry, most kinds of non-farm self- j
press card really can be. With this employment, regular farm work, regu- Networks Department main is going into real estate business?? faces. A very hearty welcome- to
by Mae and Marie or farming?? Which?
lar household work in private homes, Alice Green. Lena Kerr, Margaret
to get pictures from all sections of the Federal employment not covered by Sympathy is extended to Beatrice Dickenson, Helen Murphy, Mary
First of all, we would like to say
Garden and even the star performers another retirement system, and "short- Day upon the death of her father-in- Milos, Ann Zoito, Doris Armstrong,
hello to all our co-workers in our new
were very co-operative. term" work in the railroad industry. law.
room. Hope you like working with us. Mary LaDame, Doris Daniels. Marg
We have recently moved down to aret Cutler. Gladabelle Ross. Alice
, Brown Street from Marshall Street
Moncecchi, Isabele Lipinski, Stephanie
Get well wishes go to Mane LeMoine, Paper Rolling
SAFETY CORNER who is home recuperating from an
operation. Hurry back, Marie, we
miss your daily chatter Congratula-
by M. and M. Leja, Viola Gamari, Shirley Smith,
Viviane Maynard, Fran Solari and Leo
Congratulations go to Margaret Lemoine What would life be like if:
! tions to Julia Gregalis, who has a new Petravice, who has taken over Cath-
Margaret Dickenson didn't sing us
granddaughter Clear the road, every- erine Ghidotti's duties in the P.A.A.
PROPER TURNING HELPS PREVENT ACCIDENTS i one! ! Doris Krol has a new Ford and office At lunch time, recently, the "Richochet" once in awhile? Mary
really goes to town now Good luck girls in our department had pizza pies Milos didn't bring in that terrific
to "Roz" Vincelette on her new job. sent in. Much to our surprise, we each fudge? Gray Christie lost his sense
NO NO ate a whole one. We must be a healthy of humor? Alice Moncecchi couldn't
Roz worked with us for awhile then
went to another department and is lot here Rose Pasotti brought in a
go to the Eagles on Friday nights?
now working in Networks Sample Lab sample of dandelion greens that her
| at Marshall Street Glad to see Angie brother dug up near their home. Alice Green couldn't go to Pownal
Pontier is feeling and looking better. Imagine having native greens to eat in every Thursday nite? Doris Arm-
February Terry Pinsonneault has strong couldn't eat four doughnuts
been out on sick leave. We all wish for breakfast? Happy mothers for
her a speedy recovery. Also on our
the month are Isabele Lipinski, whose
sick list have been Esther Morettini.
Molded Tubulars Pauline Buletti and Dorothy Meikle- son is on the way home from Germany
Section Solder john We all agree that Nancy after three years; Helen Murphy,
Hurley looks very cute with her new whose son is home from Hartwick
hair-do It is amazing to see the College for the mid-term recess; and
Vincent Matranga, our supervisor, number of high school basketball fans
Gladabelle Ross, whose son is home on
went to Lake Placid. N. Y., the week- we have in this department. It is too
end of January 23. Vincent spent a bad that we don't feel the same about leave from Fort Dix. . Over the week-
good deal of his weekend building a the ability of each team. Neverthe- end Ann Zoito welcomed home her
stairway in his new home. From all less, the subject keeps our lunch period brother, M/Sgt. Dominic Mierzejewski,
reports he did a wonderful job As for lively. after five years in England ..The
Emily Post, how to discard a piece of
To make a right hand turn stay practice of making U turns is reason why we see Shirley Smith buy-
gum? For the correct answer you can
well over to the right. Avoid a dangerous. If you have to do ask Alice Bard Now we come to the ing stationery every week is this: each
wide sweep into the other lane. so pull over and stop. Make style department: for information re- Pulse Transformers night she writes hubby in Korea a ten
To go left, keep well over on sure the road is clear in both garding styles see Helen Baxter, by Ruth A. Richmond or twelve page letter. Can anyone in
the outside lane. For both turns directions before m a k i n g a especially where hats and blouses are the department top that? Good go-
use proper hand or mechanical turn. On a high speed highway, concerned . The mishap of this early With this issue we find the opening of ing, Shirley . Sorry to hear Jane
signals to let motorists know don't make this kind of a turn, year: Alice Bard falling, not once, but a new department under the direction of
what you are going to do. The until you can do so safely. twice, over a foot stool. Alice, when John Muldowney, capably assisted by Martin is hospitalized for a minor
was the last time you saw the eye Steve Bradford and Gray Christie. operation. Do hope you will be back
doctor? Rumors say Clinton Ger- Among us we find many new and old with us soon.
February 1954 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG Page 7
Log Pictorial Employes, Servicemen, Sprague Sprouts
David, seven, and Freddie, five,
are the sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Spooner, of River Street,
North Adams. Both the boys at-
tend Johnson School. Their
mother, Lydia, has just returned
to Sprague Electric's Metal Clad
It was happy birthday! to Mrs. Ida Brooks of the Flat Midget As- Beverly Daignault of Charle- Finish department at the Beaver Second lieutenant Joseph Dom-
sembly department, Marshall Street plant, who was 64 years old on Street plant after a leave of absence enichini is the son of Mrs. Maria
mont, Mass., has left the Company
January 31. Her fellow employes got together and staged a surprise to welcome the Stork, who brought
for a few months to continue her ' a lovely daughter, Deborah. Domenichini of Dry Tubular As-
party for Mrs. Brooks, and here's how they looked for the affair. In
studies at the North Adams State sembly, Marshall Street plant.
the usual order, Alice Domin, June Gross, Loretta Millette, Clara Cotot-
ti, Rose Lancto, Olive Crandall, Mrs. Brooks, Aurelia Couture, Vi Teachers College. She had been Joseph has been horn 2 recently on
Levesque, Ora Boyer, Yvonne Ross, Maude Crews, and Jean Shambeau. with us for six months, working leave after receiving his lieuten-
In the back row are Aileen Mazza, Hazel Lilli, Janet Mahar, Peggy Slater, first with General Foreman Jack ant's bars at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Betty McConnell, and LOG reporter Carmela Mancuso. He is a graduate of Drury High
O'Leary at the Brown Street plant,
and later with Foreman Charles School and Bliss Business College,
iV'iulcahy in Metal Clad Finish at and entered the service in October,
the Beaver Street plant. Beverly 1952. He took basic training at
hopes to be back with us in June. : Camp Breckenridge, Kentucky,
All her fellow employes wish her went on to leadership training,
£ood luck in her studies at State | and then was selected for a 32-
Teachers. She is, by the way, a week officer training course.
very talented young lady at pencil
sketching, and has made many
beautiful pencil reproductions of
John and Jimmie ar the cons of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Danforth of j
North Pownal, Vermont. Joseph j
is with General Salvage, Brown
Richard Hugh Estes, four Beverly Ann Mahar, who was
months, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. two on January 24, is the daughter
Walter Estes. Walter is in the ! Alfred, two and a half, is the son
of Janet Mahar, Flat Midget of Lorraine Demo, of Molded
Ceramic Laboratory, Marshall
Assembly, Marshall Street plant. Tubular Section Solder, Brown
Street plant. Mrs. Estes formerly
worked in Metal Clad Small Order. Many happy returns, Beverly Ann! | Street plant. Stick 'em up, Alfred.
i Diana Joanne Tanguay, two, and J
David Tanguay, 11 months, are the !
children of Donald Tanguay, who
I is with the Network Production
Department, Brown Street plant.
Looks like Santa pleased these two!
Here is Shirley Parmenter, In-
dustrial Oils Cooler department,
as she was feted January 28 at a j
shower in honor of her approach-
ing marriage. Shirley, left, is Private Dover Owens, formerly of
Little Chuckie Felix, of North joined by Carol Giroux, who is to the Ceramic Department in the
Adams, and Leo O'Connell, Wilm- Patty Lynn, in the picture on
foe her maid of honor. Marshall Street plant, is now
ington, Vermont, both three, were top, and Carla Ann Brown, below,
two of the contestants in the serving in Korea with Company
are the nieces of Doris Luchini,
"Midget Atom Class" of the recent Mary Satori, and Clara Marceau, "A" of the 519th M.P. Battalion,
Silver Skates Derby in Boston. Shirley and Harold Rarick are thrilled
all of the Metal Clad department, A.P.O. 71, P.M., San Francisco,
Chuckie is the son of Charles Felix, because there is snow for their vaca-
Beaver Street plant. The children's California. Dover, who was a most
Resistors, Brown Street Plant, who tion and they will be able to ski
parents are Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Most everyone in the office is knitting popular member of the Ceramic
is one of the Berkshires' greatest Brown, both former employes of
skating fans and promoters. these days. Dotty Russett is making group, would like very much to
Sprague Electric, who are now liv-
the most beautiful ski sweater, Kay receive letters from his friends
ing in the Philippines.
Sutliff just finished argyle socks and is All lined up for a mock marriage
Purchasing Dept. Notes now starting to make a skating hat, at the Shower for Shirley Par-
Emma Mutart is at the present making menter are Ann Heath, bride; When narrow necked crystal vases
by Irene 'n Lee
her fourth adorable ski hat and even One of the most recent household
Evelyn Jones, groom; Rita Char- and bottles need cleaning and a bottle
Our congratulations to Frances your reporters have the bug. Lea is brush won't do the work break several items made from aluminum is a box-
ron, bridesmaid; Millie Conroy,
Pliska. our bride-to-be, who became making a beautiful reindeer sweater egg shells into the bottle. Add a little like mousetrap that catches mice—but
engaged to Richard Saunders over the and Irene is starting a cable stitch best man; and Dora Downes, water and shake until all film and dust not the fingers, noses, and toes of
holidays. Best wishes to you both slip-on for her husband. father of the bride. disappear from the glass. curious pets and children
Page 8 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG February 1954
cMisitl a*i . . . Accidents Claimed Popular Winter Fashions
Skin Care 94,000 Lives in 1953
Now that cold weather has set in, Consult the back of the pattern en
Chapped lips and hands and rough Accidents claimed approximately all the woolens in luscious shades, velope before you buy your material
ened, dry skin at this time of year 94,000 lives in the United States during nubby weaves and fleecy textures start and read the suggestions on fabric,
should remind you to take good care thread, fasteners, ribbon or trimmings.
1953, according to the Metropolitan to exert their own special magnetism.
of your skin. 1 his applies to men as There's no sure fire formula for
Life Insurance Company's statisticians. Women find themselves at fabric being the belle of the ball, but a well
well as women. It is a health hint, not This was about 2,000 fewer than in counters this time of the year admiring fitting, smartly styled new dress is half
a beauty hint, although smooth, clear 1952, and it was the first time in four and touching winter woolens. To en- the battle.
skin adds to anyone's attractiveness. years that the number of accidental courage you to take advantage of this
The skin, medical authorities remind deaths represented a decrease from the urge for wool, here are three styles
us, is an important part of the body. preceding year's total. good for a wide variety of woolens, all
It protects the body and regulates its In noting the improvement, the to be stitched up at home. Car Important in
temperature. Cracks and cuts in the statisticians point out that the toll For an ambitious project we suggest Modern Woman's Life
skin open the door for germs and harm- of life taken by accidents among the a classic polo coat with handy big
ful chemicals. For these reasons, men American people continues to be very pockets and back belt. This is a good Did you know that one third of the
should take as good care of their skin as heavy, with only the cardiovascular choice for a sport coat and if you've
65,000,000 licensed drivers in this
always wanted a bright coat, why not
women. Industrial workers and those diseases and cancer responsible for a make this one in deep red, or if you country are women? They don't av-
whose work keeps them outdoors much greater number of deaths. want to be classic throughout, stick to erage as great distances in a year as
of the time need particularly to give a camel's hair coating? Simplicity men do, but their driving is certainly
Motor vehicle accident fatalities Printed Pattern 4401 comes in misses'
their skin good care. No. 4457 essential to American family life.
total about 38,000 in 1953, not appreci- sizes, 12 to 20, 35c.
Cleanliness is the most vital essential ably different from the number in 1952. A gay outfit for entertaining at Shopping, taxiing to school, and
for skin health. The best cleanser is The toll in the past three years has home this winter would be the new trips to the doctor's are the three most
tapered pedal pushers, plus a surplice, frequent reasons listed in a recent sur-
soap and water. Abrasive cleansers not been much below the all-time high
wrap-around blouse. You can make it vey of why women drive the family car.
are generally frowned on by skin of 40,000 lives lost in 1941. As in other a smart black and white ensemble or,
specialists. They are too likely to recent years, these mishaps were by far if you really want to do something new In some places, especially in the sub-
injure the skin. the leading cause of fatal injury, and exciting, use a bold harlequin print urbs, they are apt to have it from 75%
accidental deaths. bath sheet (36" x 70" will do) for these to 90' (, of the time, and many homes
fancy pants, as we did. Added advan- have been built in rural areas because
The decrease in the total number of tage of using such Turkish toweling is a woman driver made it possible.
deaths from accidents was largely due the no ironing feature. Pattern 4255
will make both blouse and pedal push Since many women have the use of
Helps for to a reduction in fatal home accidents.
About 27,500 lives were lost as a result ers, sized for misses, 12 to 20, 35c. family cars in the daytime, more and
more wives are taking over the re-
of accidents in and about the home,
Planning which is 1,500 fewer than in 1952.
sponsibility of seeing to the care and
the servicing of automobiles. This is a
Public accidents other than those serious responsibility since it affects
Breakfasts in which motor vehicles were involved
accounted for about 16,000 deaths, a
their families' safety and their cars"
small improvement from the year be- When you take over the duty of
It's February time to check up on fore.
"tending to" the ca,r, make it a habit
our early morning eating habits again.
to plan for regular check-up and care,
Time to make sure that everyone in the No. 4401 just the way you plan for visits with
family is getting needed food value
The dress and jacket ensemble is the children to the doctor and dentist.
from the first meal of the day.
MONDAY very important in the fashion picture Use the same service man, whenever
Wives and mothers who have the job and pattern 4403 consists of a slim, convenient. It's a good idea to take
Orange-Grapefruit Juice short sleeved dress with V-yoke that
of planning and serving breakfast 365 your car to the new car dealer who sold
Baked Cornbeef Hash and Eggs looks well piped in satin. The jacket is
days a year know that it's no small task it to you. Not only does he know your
Enriched Toast Butter or Margarine waist-length and ties in front. This
to keep up the interest of a sleepy-eyed combination makes a good afternoon- car best, but he'll keep records on its
family. Maybe that is why the baker into-evening outfit and, without the care and be in a position to give you a
is relied on for breakfast breads. It TUESDAY jacket, the dress is a good basic ward- better trade-in deal when you're ready
saves much time and effort now that robe ingredient in black or navy light for a new car.
Apple Juice wool. The pattern comes in junior and
the baker can be depended on to put No. 4255
Buckwheat Cakes misses' sizes II to 18, 35c. Regular care will pay off in high
more taste appeal into breakfasts. If you're in the market for that dividends of worry-free driving, eco-
Pork Sausage Patties
special house-party week end, we nomical operation and higher turn-in
Tempting rolls and coffee cakes made Maple Syrup Butter or Margarine suggest the strapless and full skirted
with enriched flour play a big part in a Beverage value.
style in pattern 4440. Strapless bodice
healthful breakfast. These enriched top winds up in points at the shoulder,
WEDNESDAY which are underlined in contrasting
breads supply added niacin, thiamine,
fabric matching the wide sash. Taffeta
riboflavin and food iron for better Cornflakes with Bananas and Cream
nutrition. Bacon Waffles
is just the material for this lovely
gown, such as bright red or winter In a Nutshell
Honey Butter or Margarine green. The pattern for this dress comes
When you plan breakfasts, follow
Beverage in junior and misses' sizes, II to 18, 50c. When we forget to smile, our face is a
this simple pattern. Serve fruit or liability.
juice, preferably citrus or tomato; THURSDAY
cereal, whole grain, enriched, or restor-
Stewed Apricots and Prunes Some people die at 30, but are not
ed; milk; and bread and butter or
Scrambled Eggs Bacon buried until 80.
margarine. Include an egg or break-
Hot Sweet Rolls * * * *
fast meat as often as possible.
Butter or Margarine
To give you a fresh approach to Beverage Flattery is a splendid cure for stiff
neck. . . There are few heads it won't
planning breakfasts, here is a whole turn.
week of breakfast menus. There is
plenty of variety here to keep the Tomato Juice with Lemon Wedge
family interested in the first meal of Oatmeal with Cream Thirty tons of blueprints are used in
the day. Poached Eggs on Toast •uilding a battleship.
Beverage For those who have less time to spend
with their sewing machine, there's a
SUNDAY button-front dress to be whipped up in
SATURDAY No ray of sunlight is ever lost, but
Broiled Grapefruit Baked Cinnamon Apples a jiffy. Contrasting buttons and knit the green which it awakes into ex-
ribbing at the sleeves set off the dress, istence needs time to sprout, and it
French Omelet with Ham Creamed Chipped Beef in Toast Cups
which would look well in many kinds is not always granted to the sower
Coffee Cake Extra Toast of wool-tweed, flannel, worsted or wool to see the harvest. All work that is
Butter or Margarine Grape Jam Butter or Margarine jersey. Pattern 4457 comes in misses' worth anything is done in faith.
Beverage Beverage sizes, 12 to 20, 35c. No. 4440 Albert Schweitzer
February 1954 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG Page 9
Candid Pictures of Sprague Management Group's Annual Dinner Dance
Page 10 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG February 1954
Production Engineering 11
Notes 1 DO" NOTES
by Lena Hurlbut and Bill Martin
It is nice having Mary MacArthur
back with us after having her tonsils
out December 29 The knitting bug
has bitten quite a few of the girls this
season. Doris Langer, Corrinne Gal- Claire Schabot and William Senecal
Unless otherwise noted, call the LOG DESK if you are interested. Your ads
lup, Ann Reardon and Ann Lefebvre
will run in one issue. If you wish to renew your advertisement, please call the Emily Sprowson and Lawrence Filiault
are on the production line with their
LOG DESK by dialing 383. colorful hats. And don't forget Joan January I Mary Batar Stacia Stachelek and James Birch
Reopel, Jean Godfrey, Joan Blanchette II Mina Rondeau
Virginia Suprenant and Ernest 1 laas
and Lorraine Audette, with their I3 F r a n k Santelli
gorgeous argyles. Plus a few others 17 Clara Bond Edith Fachini and Warren Maynard
ARTICLES FOR SALE:
with the fever. Corrinne Gallup is 20 Helen Sikora NormaDargie and Malcomn McQuarrie
Easy Spin Dryer washing machine 5 years old. Call Williamstown 398-R. now working with Ray Calvi as a H a n k Gamari
specification writer Ann Carlow has 21 Dorothy Buzzell
Hotpoint electric range fair condition good for baking—suitable for summer 25 Bess Lacy
received many lovely souvenirs from
home or camp price $25. Contact George Hull, Formation Department or Lillian Trombley
her husband, Bill, who is stationed in
dial MO 3-5437 after 6 p.m. 27 Fran Pliska
Korea. Oh, those sheer black pajamas
are out of this world! Harold Rarick 28 Claire Andrews
1953 5.2 H.P. Cris-Craft outboard motor approximately 40 hrs. running time
very good condition. Call Adams 1 780-J between 6 and 7 p.m. spent his vacation skiing locally Edith Royal p//w
Bob Dunlop has a new Mercury. Guido Libardoni
1949 Buick Super 4 door sedan price $950 4 new lifesaver tubeless tires — 30 Margaret Todd
2 snow tires new battery radio —air conditioning spotlight backup lights, Sympathy is extended to Harry 31 Ida Brooks
Joan Haskins and Harry Chesbro
directional signals and seatcovers. Excellent running condition. Contact Mortin on the death of his wife. Elsie L a B o n t e
Merritt Beverly, Production Engineering or call Williamstown 44-M or W February I J a n e t Russett Virginia Hyndman and
after 6 p.m. 2 Roseann Shaker
Shipping Department Notes Francis Maxymillian
2 Vivian M o n t g o m e r y
1939 Dodge 4 door sedan radio, heater and extras. Reasonable—dial MO by C. T. 6 Rena Lilsey Marie Grande and Alfred Roy
3-8268 after 6 p.m. Marjorie P y k t o Mary Roberts and Philip Meehan
Welcome to Shipping, Julia Wolf-
Pot burner price $10, in fair condition—can be seen anytime. Dial MO rum We all miss Betty O'Dell, who
Gloria Ferrara and John Anderson. Jr.
is out on leave of absence. Albert
3-8296. 7 Sue Slater Diane St. Pierre and Francis King
Bourdon enjoyed his vacation recently
8 Lena H u r l b u t Doris Daniels and Joseph LaFrance
Divan wine color in good condition price $25 can be seen anytime. Call HEAT SEAL SECTION: Agnes
1I Marie G r a n d e
at 22 Lois Street Greylock section. Bolus is back at work after a leave of Frances O'Neill and Harvey Richard
12 Janice Harrington
absence . We all miss Viola Dempsey,
Ida Tovani Frances Pliska and Richard Saunders
Mahogany television table excellent condition -also Stewart Warner radio- who has been laid off.
Ronald C o u t u r e
phonograph combination in beautiful mahogany finish -also in excellent con- Shirley Parmenter and
dition. Dial MO 3-5086 or dial Marshall Street plant 506.
Clara Bourdon Romaine Bombardier
Bosley Model C Twin Lens Reflex -35 mm Camera complete with case and Wire Coating Notes 16 M a r y Scerbo Enis Montagna and Santo Simonelli
flashgun. Cost $129.95 but will sell for $75. Dial MO 4-0205. Viola Zepka
by Betty Jangrow Janet Murphy and Al Rizzo
22 Helen Estes
Golf Clubs, Automatic Washer and Ultra-Violet Lamp. Call MO 3-9571 Mary Jane Sanford, R.N., daughter J i m m y Blair Terry Brennan and Fred Behnke
after 6 p.m. of Paul Sanford, took time off from her 24 Dolly Rowett
Janet Graney and Byron Barber
nursing duties to visit her brother and Ginger Caron
Two year old domestic hot water heater with controls. Will sell for $25. Dial family in Florida. Her brother,
MO 2-2904, William Mausert. Robert, is stationed at Pensacola. Mary
Jane enjoyed her trip but was very
Sportsman type umbrella tent (large) dimensions: 9'5" x 12' x lx/<£ (center) - happy to return Helen Burdick re-
no center pole Cost new $94.00 - never used — will sacrifice for $55.00. turned from her winter vacation last
Call Marshall Street plant 396 Bob Lamore. Monday. She spent most of the time January 15 Mr. and Mrs. Edward
in New York with her daughter, Bard 5th.
Modern speed racing boat, trailer and accessories. Price $145.00. Call Betty. . We hope that Ray Dickinson's
Marshall Street plant 396, Bob Lamore. January 22 Mr. and Mrs. Paul
wife, who is on the sick list, is feeling
better. Mazinski •- 17th.
Thayer carriage and playpen with pads. Call Marshall Street plant 560.
February 6 Mr. and Mrs. Henry
1941 Chevrolet sedan. Best offer over $50 takes it. Dial Marshall Street plant Boyer 21st.
Ind. Oils Final Assembly January 6—Mr. and Mrs. David
390. Peck — Son. February 16 Mr. and Mrs. William
January 8—Mr. and Mrs. William Dupuis 24th.
by Isabelle Fuller
RIDERS WANTED Kirby — Son.
The room is pretty dull without January 9 -Mr. and Mrs. Anthony
Riders from Adams to North Adams 8 to 5 shift. Call Adams 736-M. Bernard "Bernie" Tatro. Bernie passed Trimarchi — Daughter.
his physical examination and is leaving January II—Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Riders from Bennington to N o r t h A d a m s —7 to 4:45 shift to all three plants.
for the service February 9. Good luck Valenti - Son. Washington and Lincoln
Call Bennington 5335 or Brown Street plant 39 and ask for Bill Smith.
to you, and I hope you like the service. January 13—Mr. and Mrs. Russell Shall Never he Forgotten
F. Noel, Jr. — Son.
Ride from Valley Street, A d a m s to Minor or Church Street for the 7:00 a.m. He was presented with beautiful gifts
. . . Orrie Roy and his wife Rosalie had January 13—Mr. and Mrs. Ronald FEBRUARY is the birth month of
shift one way only Dial Brown Street plant 65.
a wonderful vacation which they spent J. Smith — Son. two of the greatest Americans.
in Duluth, Minnesota, and Chicago. January 13 —Mr. and Mrs. Harrison
FOR RENT The dates on which they were born
They visited Rosalie's sister and R. Cross — Daughter.
January 15—Mr. and Mrs. Ernest are remembered and honored; we have
Comfortable, furnished double rooms, fireplace, convenient to shopping and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Nielson . . Laura Lanoue keeps herself Rondeau — Daughter. not remembered the dates of their
transportation and quiet street. Inquire at 30 Hoxsey St., Williamstown.
pretty busy these days knitting hats January 21—Mr. and Mrs. Ernest death, because Washington and Lincoln
and selling them. They are very LeClaire — Daughter. will live as long as there is an American
WANTED: pretty. Let us know when you make February 2—Mr. and Mrs. William
alive to recall their words and deeds.
your first million dollars, Laura! Houghton — Daughter.
Power generator either 600 or 1000 watts. Contact Joe Bianchi, Brown Street The frailties and inadequacies of
plant extension 74. Our deepest sympathy to Cecelia lesser men who followed them into the
Maxymillan upon the death of her 600,000 "fix-it" accidents recorded, Presidency of our country, while not
Cat—anyone who has a cat to give away, please contact John Blair, Metal brother-in-law, Anthony Maxymillan,
Clad Surplus, Beaver Street plant. 386,000 fell into classifications in which condoned, will in time be forgotten.
who passed away recently.
a ladder would ordinarily be used to But on the birthdays of Washington
perform the fixing operation. 252,000 and Lincoln in this eventful year, let ug
State School Bus Law Is 'Doing It Yourself
involved the use of tools such as saws, recall and take strength from the fact
Too Often Violated Can Be Painful than 180,000 yearly, suffer accidental knives, and power machinery. that America has had men who placed
injury as a result of making their own Tools and equipment figuring in most principle above privilege, patriotism
The state school bus law is a law that The current "do-it-yourself" trend
: furniture. Other "do-it-yourself" of these accidents were found to be above politics, and love of country be-
everyone wants to obey but one which now sweeping the country has one pain-
activities accounting for large numbers either misused or mechanically de- yond all personal gain.
is often misunderstood. ful drawback. It may result in a sharp
of accidents include replacing broken fective. God willing and if each of us will
increase in home accidents and injuries
The law provides that the driver of a window panes, exterior and interior Doing these home fixing jobs your- truly resolve and act — we shall have
during the next few months.
vehicle overtaking or meeting a school painting, putting up or taking down self is a satisfying spare time pursuit them again.
bus which has stopped for the purpose Most of the victims are found among storm windows, repairing or painting and helps to keep family living expenses George Washington, February 22,
of receiving or discharging passengers families residing in single or private chimneys, putting up TV aerials, down. But, says the Institute, for 1732 - "Let us raise a standard to
shall bring his vehicle to a complete dwellings. These families account for pruning trees, and repairing roofs and Safer Living, it can also be painful and which the wise and honest can repair."
stop, and keep it stationary until such about 63 per cent of the total popula- gutters. expensive. So, before you tackle each Abraham Lincoln, February 12,
omnibus shall resume motion, provided tion, yet suffer 90 per cent of all home General carpentry work accounted job, make sure that you have the right 1809 " . . . t h a t this nation, under
flashing red lights and signs are dis- accidents. for 72,000 accidents during one twelve- equipment and enough know-how to God, shall . not perish from the
played on the bus. The greatest number of people, more month period. Of the more than handle it safely. earth."
February 1954 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG Page 11
Payroll Savings Bonds Help Your Future
The Crusade For | Professionals Offer Tips to Improve
'Your Bowling, Add 10 Points to Score
Truth, Education (These wintry nights find many
Sprague Electric employes on
ers underestimate the importance of
the alleys, taking part in the Too many people concentrate entire-
The Crusade For Freedom is now healthful and stimulating recrea- ly on how they release the ball, com-
underway in the United States. tion that the game of bowling ments Carter, "and they never give a
A quick rundown on what the offers. Here are some profession- thought to their footwork in moving op
Crusade stands for, does, and hopes to al tips which may help you im- to the foul line. Yet, it is absolutely
do, reveals the following: prove your game.) impossible to score well consistently
It stands for American Citizenship unless you develop a smooth and co-
' a t its best; rallies citizens to support A young lady who had never bowled ordinated approach.
Radio Free Europe, whose broadcasts was watching Marion Ladewig defend
"Although I use and recommend a
crash the Iron Curtain with truth to her National Individual Match Game
people enslaved by the Kremlin in Championship at the Chicago Coliseum four-step approach, some people might
Poland, Hungary. Bulgaria, Romania, 'in December, 1952. As the slender prefer either a three-step or a five-step
Albania and Czechoslovakia; and hopes Grand Rapids, Mich., housewife pour- approach. Use whichever one is most
to enlist some 25 million Americans as ed in strike after strike without seem- comfortable for you.
participants in an educational program Actress June Allyson displays a Payroll Savings application blank, ing to work up a good sweat, the non- "In the four-step approach, take your
aimed at telling everyone the facts of giant edition of the one you may fill out (if you already haven't) to bowler was prompted to remark, "Why, stance in a comfortable position with
life behind the Iron Curtain. authorize the Payroll Department to buy U. S. Savings Bonds for you out this is a simple game. Anyone can be the knees flexed and the body's weight
In the past few years, radio — of your pay. Sprague Electric, as a service to you, accepts your requests a good bowler." well back on the heels. I prefer to
through Radio Free Europe, supported for payroll deductions. U. S. Savings Bonds, paying steady and good hold the ball directly in front of me
Undoubtedly a few minutes on a
by the Crusade For Freedom — has interest, are a valuable way for you to save for the future and at the same about waist high. The first step is a
bowling alley, attempting to knock
come forward as a most powerful time help your country. normal walking step with the right
down the ten pins, would change her
deterrent to the start of another world foot simultaneously accompanied by a
opinion of the game's simplicity.
Heart Fund Movie is Distaff Hints For You She'd soon learn that to be a bowling
pushing away of the ball from the body.
Radio Free Europe is helping to
stave off World War III because if Shown In Cafeterias champion you must master the correct "The second step, with the left foot,
For economical well-balanced meal fundamentals and then practice them again is a normal stride. By this time
there is one entity that the communists the ball is dropping naturally into the
A motion picture on the heart — planning, include some plant protein as over and over and over again.
can't face up to. it is TRUTH! downswing.
"Wonder Engine of the Body" was well as animal protein at each meal.
This financial and moral backing up Fortunately for her and for millions
shown this week in all three North Thus, more costly foods may be put to "As the right foot comes forward for
of Radio Free Europe's broadcasts is of other bowling enthusiasts, you don't
Adams plant cafeterias in conjunction their most effective use in combination
not the other fellow's job. It is a job have to be an expert to enjoy this the third step, the ball reaches the top
with this month's Heart Fund Cam- with less expensive plant foods. Cereals
for each one of us who knows that the wonderful sport. More than 20,000,- of its backswing, and your right arm
paign. and breads, nuts and legumes all pro-
way of free men is best. 11 is a job that 000 Americans of all ages and occupa- should be straight behind you. Don't
must be done and done superlatively The movie was obtained by Miss vide plant protein in important tions are taking part in bowling during swing the ball too high on the back-
well in the interests of all. Etta Owen, R.N., the Company's Med- this season. With all the industrial, swing in the mistaken belief that extra
Some 52 years ago the first trans- ical Supervisor. Showings were con- office, fraternal, high school, house- speed will knock down more pins. On
atlantic radio signal, "S", was sent ducted by Robert S. Potter, Employe wives, mixed and other bowling leagues the contrary, it will probably ruin your
The homemaker who gets the most
from the Old World to the New. We and Community Relations. counted, more Americans take part in timing and control, which are essential
value from each dollar spent for food,
residents of the New World today have bowling each year than in any other to better scoring.
During the three showings, pamph- is the homemaker who knows something
the opportunity to enable messages of lets on "Employment and Heart about nutrition and then applies that competitive sport. "The fourth and final step, is a long,
hope and courage to be beamed const- Disease" were distributed. The Book- knowledge when she shops for food. sliding motion with the left foot as the:
Everyone who bowls enjoys the
antly to dwellers in that portion of the lets explained that heart disease need She reads labels and knows what they right arm delivers the ball. The move-
pleasant relaxation and friendly com-
Old living under communist tyranny. not be a deterrant to productive work. mean, and if she doesn't know she • ments of your upper body must be co-
petition which the game affords, re-
Let's take advantage of that oppor- makes it her business to find out. j ordinated with the movements of your
Miss Owen is still receiving the names gardless of what scores they roll. But
tunity. It could be, that through our legs throughout your approach."
af persons in the Company who wish to Take bread, for instance. A home-
support, that original message "S",
volunteer as fund collectors for the maker who's "in the know" makes sure joyment by raising his average a few | The advice of Wilman and Carter
might now come to signify: "Salva-
campaign in North Adams. Interested that the flour and the bread she buys pins. applies to both men and women alike,
persons may contact her to enroll. carries the word "enriched" on the i but Marion Ladewig, who has reigned
Join the Crusade For Freedom. Do Raising your average a few pins is a
label. She knows that word means |as National Women's Individual
it today! simple matter, according to Joe Wil-
that thiamine, niacin, riboflavin and Champion in 1950-5 1 -52 53. has a few
man, a three-time A.t5(^ champion and
r food iron have been added at no in- current National Doubles titleholder. words of wisdom which apply chiefly
Ha.ste Makes Waste' crease in cost. She recognizes that the You can boost your score 10 pins a to the ladies.
Haste makes waste - and so do a "enriched" label means better nutri- game simply by turning in one more "Among the most common faults a
Safety number of other factors. The list is tion for her family. spare that you are now missing. woman bowler develops is the tendency
to rush her footwork. Regardless of
Everyone has more trouble with one
Is Just plain thoughtlessness can be a particular "leave" than with any
how many steps she uses in her ap-
cause. So can inattention to the job. How long has it been since you've proach, the average lady bowler
other, continues Wilman. With most
And don't forget faulty methods of baked biscuits for the family? They're right-handed bowlers it's the number generally arrives at the foul line before
Business - work so simple to make and take such little [ her right arm is ready to deliver the
10 pin. They can't keep their ball on
time. There's nothing like hot biscuits ! ball. This lack of timing can be avoid
They all add up to waste. And waste the alley long enough to pick up the
straight from the oven, spread with j
Your j can add up to a staggering bill of costs, j number 10 pin spare, or else they don't
ed if the bowler will concentrate on
melty butter or margarine. making the first two steps of her four-
J a sorry spectacle..of squandered money, shoot at this difficult pin from the
step approach a bit slower than the
Use plain biscuits as a topping for proper angle.
Business final two."
Waste, like safety, is everybody's meat and vegetable pies. Or use them |
His suggestion is that a bowler spend
business. The more we tolerate waste, as a base for creamed vegetables, meat j Another common error which Marion
an hour or so practicing on the week-
the less are own chance for success, for and sea foods. "Dress up" plain has detected in many women's games is
end or at some other time when the
profitable operation that means job biscuits by adding bits of green parsley, the habit of not bending the knees
alleys are not filled with leagues. Some
security. cheese, sausage meat, or onion to the enough as the ball is released. The
Without Stopping waste requires a concen- dough.
establishments have special arrange-
most immediate result from stiff knees
* * * ments to accommodate such practice is a lack of balance, and where balance
Safety, trated effort on the part of each of us,
whether our job is in the office, on the Planning a reducing diet is a job for
bowling, charging by the hour rather is lacking, the delivery of the ball is not
than for each game. If you can con- likely to be a smooth and rhythmic
You production line, in a maintenance de- physicians and nutritionists. When j
partment, or on a truck.
quer your chief bowling weakness and
considerable weight needs to be taken add one successful spare to your score
May Not If we each try within our own sphere off it may be done safely only under a
to cut down on waste, the results will doctor's supervision. An individual j
each game, you have raised your Following the advice of Don Carter,
Joe Wilman and Marion Ladewig may
average 10 pins.
Have prove amazing. Just as you are safety- may have a special health problem
minded and quality-minded, be waste- that makes a general reducing diet
not put your bowling scores in a class
Another bowling champion who has with theirs, but it should help you raise
A Future minded, too. unsafe for him. If you are thinking of advice for boosting your average is your average from 10 to 25 pins.
Doing your best at all these things weight reduction through diet, be sure Don Carter, current National Singles Remember, constant practice of these
means better jobs and a brighter future. to consult your doctor. Champion. Carter believes most bowl-
Page 12 SPRAGUE ELECTRIC LOG February 1954
Sports by KENNY RUSSELL
Northern Berkshire High School Basketball Ice Fishing Bulletin Williams College Sport News
by Sam Vince BASKETBALL: are at least scoring. It will undoubted
Witli about two thirds of the league
schedule over, the Northern Berkshire Calling all ice fishermen: how about Coach Al Shaw's Williams quintet ly take a few seasons before they will
pennant race becomes more torrid. swapping tales of where the good has now won 8 and dropped 5. be heard of in the New England hockey
catches are running? collegiate circles.
Mere are the league standings as of Following the Middlebury tilt, the
Here are some good spots that I have
February 6: "Ephmen" won a well-played game SWIMMING:
heard of, and some that I have been
Won Lost Percent
over arch-rival Wesleyan in the Lasell
fishing myself this winter: Coach Bob Muir s Nalators won a
gym. Playing without the services of
St. Joseph (P) 7 2 .778 In our bordering state of Vermont thrilling victory over Springfield in the
.778 the injured ace, "Tony " Moro, the team
Pittsfield /• 2 there is Lake Paran at North Benning- Lasell pool on February 6. The meet
3 .667 lought valiantly and Ron Wilson really
Drury 6 ton; Lake St. Catherine, between Wells was not decided until the "Purple
took care of the scoring as he poured
Williamstown 5 3 .625 and Poultney; and Lake Champlain, at Ducks won the relay in the last event.
4 500 through some 44 rjoints for a new
Adams 4 both Basin Harbor and Kelloggs Bay.
8 111 Williams College record. He scored SQUASH:
Dalton i The great Northern Pike have been
.000 1 3 floor baskets and was uncanny from
St. Joseph (NA) 0 8 running wild at all these points along We stated before that the squash
the foul line as he dumped in 18. The
with Perch team this season would be a contender
At our last writing, Drury, Williams- enthusiastic crowd swept him ofi his
If you are interested in ice-fishing, I for New England honors and tin-
town and Pittsfield were tied for the team, began to find the range and tied feet and carried him triumphantly ofi
hope that you will try one or two of changes of Coach Clarence Chaffee are
top with two wins and no defeats. the game at 25-all. However, Capt. these places at your convenience. the court at the conclusion of the game. at this writing making that prediction
Drury, a dark horse in this year's race Jerry Schmidt and Company retaliated Please feel free to call me at Brown On January 28 the University of come true.
created a sensation in the first half of and with 50 seconds remaining in the Street plant, extension 49, for direc- Massachusetts came in to Williams
the schedule as they swept by all but third period, led 33-27. At this point, tions to any of these points. Maybe town and rudely upset the "Purple' in WILLIAMS WINTER CARNIVAL:
Williamstown. With a 5-0 record, Schmidt, Drury's ace and second lead- you know of another good spot or two a thriller, scoring the winning points Don t forget this gala annual winter
Drury invaded the college town and ing scorer in the league, reinjured his that I have not mentioned. Why not I ia the closing seconds of play. This event scheduled for this weekend.
took a sound beating from the big team knee that has been bandaged and let me know of them? was loss number 3.
that is ably guided by Coach Mickey braced all season. He was carried off ( / / enough interest is shown, this can Two nights later Williams played SKIING:
Smith. Williamstown bordered on the the floor and with his departure went be a regular feature of our sports column i host to Springfield and downed a very
For the first time this season the ski
sensational at that time as they con- the ball game. Don't get us wrong, with stories and pictures of your fishing ! clever Springfield quintet whose shoot-
we do not belittle the efforts of the rest operators can post ski conditions rang
nected on 67' i of their shots. Drury experiences. Send them in! ing was uncanny. Time, and time ing from very good to excellent.
still led in league play as Williamstown of the team, but facts are facts. Dur- — Kenny Russell) again Williams would surge to a com- Dutch Hill, Jiminy Peak, and
was being downed. Drury defeated ing the remainder of the game Drury manding lead over their smaller foe,
scored just 6 points, only 5 in the last Chickley Alp have all been enjoying
Pittsfield in the Shire City and Adams only to see the lead wiped out with
good patronage at their respective
soundly trounced Williamstown at the quarter. Meanwhile Pittsfield acted some fine passing and great shooting.
as though they had a shot in the arm, slopes.
new Adams Memorial High School This was victory number 6 as against
as they added 23 points to win, 58-39. Colleges in New England are in the
(Jerry Schmidt may not play again
Following the completion of the first this season.)
Sprague Girls' 3 losses. Victory number 7 was
achieved over W.P.I, without too much midst of Ski Meets and Winter
half, Drury began the second by play-
ing host to Adams at the local State Drury is in second place — or maybe Bowiing League Jack Dempsey, local lad and son of
After Mid-Year exams, the "Eph- councilmen Mathew Dempsey, is mak
Armory. Drury edged out a battling we should say third — and they must men" took to the road and on con- ing quite a name for himself at Norwich
Adams team, and all but eliminated play local St. Joseph, Dalton at Dalton, secutive nights dropped contests to University.
the Mother Towners from pennant and close out with Williamstown at Buffalo and Rochester. Both games
aspirations. home. The Red and White are still in Just recently he capped the National
were close and hard fought.
the fight. Collegiate crown and on February f>
However, we had been stating early In their last outing they tripped he led his team to victory over Harvard,
in the campaign that all teams in this Adams must win all of its remaining Coast Guard, 69-62, and the accuracy the defending champions. He won the
league would be defeated at least twice. games — and what a schedule! Wil- from the foul line clinched this struggle. slalom, down hill and jumping events
liamstown at Williamstown, Pittsfield,
Drury was leading the league when and finally Pittsfield St. Joseph at and placed 8th in the cross-country
they were faced with the task of taking home. event. He won individual scoring
on Pittsfield St. Joseph at Pittsfield and Coach Frank Bell's skaters have honors with 382.2 points. Our con-
playing Pittsfield- High two days later The big game of the season will be absorbed their lumps this season, but gratulations to Jack on a job well done.
at the local State Armory. Both of between Pittsfield and Pittsfield St. Team Standings as of First Half
these opponents were one game be- Joseph. In the previous encounter HELP - FOR THE -
hind the "Blue Devils'. Pittsfield St. Joseph won the tussle. Won Lost Percent
A win here could mean the pennant and
Well, the outcome is now history. the city championship all wrapped into Western Electric
DEAF - BLIND
Drury fell before the "Hoyas " at one.
Independents 35 21 .625
Pittsfield 60-54 and the score does not Every deaf-blind man, woman, and ears, but the deaf-blind have no sub-
This league could wind up a three or Scatter Girls 35 21 .625 child in our forty-eight states is in need stitute for sight or hearing.
begin to show how the St. Joseph team
Filterettes 28 28 500 of help. Try to imagine, if you can,
dominated the play. Pittsfield also four way tie with anybody's guess as The American Foundation for the
Sprague Keys 17 $9 .304 the anguish and horror you would ex-
won that same night and thus caused a good as the next. perience bowed down by the twofold Blind is striving to:
Russellettes 14 42 250
triple tie. Pittsfield St. Joseph is another team weight of blindness and deafness, with 1. Develop and expand facilities for
Resistorettes 13 43 .232
no hope of emerging from an utter teaching deaf-blind children to enable
that would not go far without their star
On February 5, Friday night, the isolation!
center, Pat Robinson, who just recently High Average on Each Team each child to realize his American
big game was between Coach Hy Still throbbing with natural emotions birthright for an education.
set a new high school scoring record
Patashnick's Drury lads and the clan
when he registered 45 points against Ind. Oils—Joan Blanchette 89.6 and desires, you would feel through the 2. Establish efficient methods of
coached by genial Art Fox of Pittsfield. sense of touch the existence of a living
local St. Joseph at Pittsfield. Independents, Gert Volpi 89.7 world, and desperately but vainly you communication for each deaf-blind
Once again fate dealt Drury a stag- Filterettes, Mary Unis 86.0 would seek an escape into its healing person so that he can "talk" freely with
No matter who wins the title, this Resistorettes, Helen Miller 85 .9 light. family and friends.
gering and costly blow that may well
season has been the most interesting in Western Electric, V. Wisniowski 89. 3 All of your pleasures would vanish 3. Promote greater employment
spell the end of all Drury pennant
many, many years. The fans have Scatter Girls, Anne Sawyer 92 .4 in a dreadful monotony of silent days. opportunities for the deaf-blind in their
turned out in droves and the seating Sprague Keys, Margaret Dague 86.8 Even work, man's Divine heritage - own homes, in workshops for the blind,
work that can bind up broken hearts — and in private industry.
After a cautious first quarter that facilities have proven to be a major Russellettes, Dot Daunais 91 .6 would be lost to you. Family and
found Drury leading 10-6, Drury problem. 4. Increase the social relationships
High Three String Total — friends might surround you with love,
of the deaf-blind by interpreting their
opened fast in the second stanza to but consolation alone cannot restore
Maybe someday we will have in Margaret Wohler 316 usefulness, or bring release from that needs to families, friends, and the
open a 19-8 gap, but the "Purple" from
Berkshire County a gym large enough High[lndividual—DorothyDeGraffand hardest prison — a tomb of the mind general public to allow them to join
down the county refused to fold and again in the pleasures of everyday^
to hold all who would like to go. A Dorothy Daunais 125 and a dungeon of the body. living.
massed seven straight points to narrow We doubt if even the most imagin-
tourney conducted in Berkshire County
the margin. At half time Drury had a
would be a tribute well paid to the High Team Three String Total — ative and tender normal people can Persons desirous of helping the
23 17 lead. Industrial Oils 1377 realize the peculiar cruelty of such a Foundation may make donations to the
numerous Northern Berkshire fans situation. The blind who are taught American Foundation for the Blind.
With the start of the second half, who have backed the area teams for High Team Individual Total — | can live happily in a world of sounds, Inc.. 15 W. 16th St., New York II.
Pittsfield, a fast and accurate passing years. Industrial Oils 482 and the deaf use their eyes instead of N. Y.