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Ravenna Ordnance Plant
Ravenna, Ohio
January, 1962
Dear Readerss
You seem to have survived the double holiday-weekend with a certain amount of
pleasure and satisfaction, and returned to work to face 1962 with new resolutions
and determinations.
The emphasis which had been placed on safety during this past holiday season paid
off in that the fatality rate fell short of what the. National Safety Council had pre
dicted.
However, it could have been better, as is the case with anything we do,
BE SAFE IN SIXTY-TWO should be the top resolution you should keep throughout
this year.
If life is worth living — and it is — it is worth living safely«,.
Rebadging Approved
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After a thorough review, higher command has given its approval
to the Contractor for its proposed rebadging program,,
Vendors
are now being contacted for badge component partso
As soon as the component parts
are received, the Industrial Relations Division will set up a schedule for the various
departments to enable all employees to be re-photographed.
Present badges will be
surrendered at the time the new badges are issuedo
John. P« Talkowski, Employment and Services Supervisor, will be in charge of re
badging, arid the program will be accomplished with limited interruption in the regu
lar working schedule,,
Production Men Meet Again
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The Production Subcommittee to the Integration Com
mittee on Ammunition Loading met again, for the ninth
time, with the Iowa Ordnance Plant as host, on December 19 and 20.
G. R, Sanders,
who is a member of the subcommittee, attended the two-day meeting in Burlington,
Iowa, and presented a report with movies on the debanding of 8-inch shello
Auditors... Arrive
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The Army Audit Agency began its annual audit at the Ravenna Ord
nance Plant on January 12O
Representing the Columbus Office for
this audit are Frank J, Holas and James S, Coniff.
The audit is expected to take ap
proximately three weeks.
Voice Taped To Film
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The Operating Contractor is justly proud of its accomplish
ments in the bomb melt-out program which had been in process
in reactivated portions of the former Ammonium Nitrate Line,
While operations were
in full swing, color movies had been taken showing the sequence of operations from
the time the bombs were removed from outside storage, loaded onto trucks and conveyed
to the bomb melt-out line, and then processed through the line until the explosives
were reclaimed and packaged as scrap for sale to the highest bidder,
A narration of the operation to coincide with the film was written by the
Engineering staff, and the voice of Carl Bauman was selected to record the narration
for posterity,.
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Safety Still On the Ball
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Last March, during the Supervisory Safety-Training Meet
ing, C. F. Craver addressed the members with a short
talk on the sequence of events leading up to a personal injury and then gave an ex
planation of the 1-29-300 ratio of instances leading to a serious injury.
To prove
this formula, Mr, Craver placed one white, 29 red, and 300 blue gum balls, wrapped
in aluminum foil, into a container. The 300 blue balls represent occurrence without
injury; the red ones a first aid injury; and the white cos a serious or fatal injury.
This program wasn't given much publicity at the time because no one knew just
how the balls would bounce. However, it has proven itself quite effective during the
past 10 months.
ball.
A drawing has been held at each monthly meeting, with each member drawing a
Supervisors getting blue balls keep them without incurring any obligation,
since the blue denotes occurrence without injury.
Members drawing red balls are required to prepare material for the next sched
uled meeting, So far, J. N, DiMauro, W. J. Bowser, R. 0. Moneypenny, R. G. Pavlick,
Iu E. Lynch, R. L, Baynes, R. B. Walters, R* Howell, and C, F. Bauman have picked
red and have written original and interesting articles about safety which they pre
sented at the meetings, R. 0, Moneypenny has the distinction of being the first
two-time drawee.
The supervisor who gets the white ball will be required to prepare material
To date the white ball has not been un
and conduct the entire following meeting.
covered.
After the meeting on January 11, there were 83 balls remaining — some blue,
some red, and one white.
Eventually, all will be selected.
Ask any one cf the supervisors what they think of this program and they will
tell you they are fee it; that it makes them more safety conscious; that it gives
them a direct opportunity to be heard and air their views and problems^ that it en
ables them to get a plant-wide picture of safety from other supervisors, who will
more or less present topics olcto to them and frora which all will benefit. All of
tiiid began. .If/at to prove a point, but, it is drawing a great deal of safety interest
to:id. enthusiasm from supervision who has the roapon,.ibility of carrying safety to
oach Mid every cnployce throughout the plant,
Mvwh In Gorc.Tnon
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Fred Cooper has been serving Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. in traffic
and purchasing activities since October of 1952; and Bill
Deaver.s has also been a contractor- employee nigh on 10 years, working mostly as an
area inspector and munitions handler, Not u.nb.il their hospitalization in Ravenna
in December X<?.-,t? however, did the,>
realise thoy had so much in comrion.
On December 7, Fred underwent surgery and Bill, who was a patient in the same
room of the same hospital as Fred, underwent the very same operation.
Both had
the same doctor.
In discussing their "operations" further, they also discovered
that both had had the ^same type of throat surgery performed years before,.
Both are back on the job now, working for the same Contractor at the same
0rdnan.ee Plant*
Lemon Makes Music
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The New Tear's Eve dance party at the Recreation Hall, which
was sponsored by the Recreation Club, was a big success if
people and music mean anything* Reports indicated that a crowd estimated between
- 3 200 and 300 employees and guests had a gay time.
Much of the success was due to the dance music provided for the occasion, and
it is gratifying to acknowledge that the leader of the five-piece orchestra is a
Ravenna resident and one of Ravenna Arsenal, Inc.'s employees — Johnnie Lemon.
Lemon first formed his orchestra in 194-7 and has been playing regularly since,
at least once a week, for various schools, clubs, and organizations throughout the
area.
His music is much in demand during prom and graduation time, and ballads as
well as swing arrangements seem to please the dancing toes of his audience.
This
was the fourth New Year's Eve appearance his music makers have made at the Ravenna
Ordnance Plant.
The musical aggregation consists of trumpet, played by the leader, piano,
string bass, drums, saxophone, and clarinet.
The bass fiddler and sax-clarinetist
are music instructors, also.
When not leading a band, Johnnie works as an area am
munition inspector in the Stores, Transportation, and Inspection Division, work he
has done for the Contractor since 1952.
To make the evening a real homecoming, Mary Lou Blake, daughter of Guard and
Mrs. L. J. Blake of Ravenna, joined the group as vocalist and blended beautifully
with her rendition of popular, sentimental ballads.
Mary Lou was home from
Rochester1s Eastman School of Music to spend the holidays with her family, but for
her no holiday is a real one without music.
She is majoring in voice at the New
York school.
The Johnnie Lemon orchestra was begun as a hobby, but the maestro and his
musician friends have kept up their interest in music this way because they like
music and the harmonious enjoyment it brings.
Billy Board Says;
WHO NEEDS IT I
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Picture, if you will, an open-minded indivi
dual, making such a remark as he holds a book
on Safety.
In this case, the open-mindedness is caused by a hole in the head —
nothing morej nothing less*
Heads are for thinking and using — not boring — and when we admit that we
must have safety and can't live without it, then we are exercising our rights as
clear-thinking citizens and promoting accident prevention.
Who needs Safety?
In Memoriam
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EverybodyJ
Harold L. Peppeard, Engineering Division employee, died on Decem
ber 21, 1961, at the age of 56 following a lengthy illness.
Mr. Peppeard1s employment at the Arsenal, dating from March, 1941, was with
the Hunkin-Conkey Construction Company, the Atlas Powder Co., Army Ordnance, and
Ravenna Arsenal, Inc.
Funeral Services were held at the Wheeler Funeral Home, Mantua, Ohio, on
Deceisber 23, 3-961.
Elmer W. Feldner, Water Plant Operator, died on December 22, 1961, following
a brief illness.
He was first employed at the Arsenal in 194-2 by the Atlas Powder Co., and
-4except for two years which he served in the Army Air Force during World War II, was
continuously employed in the Engineering Departments*
His employment with Ravenna
Arsenal, Inco began on February 18, 1952,
Funeral services were held at the Turner Fiineral Home, Woodsfield, Ohio, on
December 27, 1961O
Our Sympathy is extended to the families and relatives ofs
Ee Bo 0*Neal on the death of Mrs,, O'Neal^s father, Mr. John Lyons,
on January 2.
Paul Winkle on the death of his stepson on December 24-, 1961.
C. Jo Barns on the death of hid! sistsr, Mrs. Henrietta. Snyder Perry, on
January 8, 1962O
Fireman E, J. Price, whose mother, Mrs« Effie Mae Price, died on December 26*
Mike Garro on the death of his niece, Mrso Margaret Simenas, from Cleveland, 0«
Arthur G. Swartzlander, whose grandfather, Mr. William Swartzlander, died at the
age of 98, on January 8, 1962.
*** TEH-<.TJEAR SEESIGE AWARDS ***
S. J. Lawrence
Engineering Division
January 14, 1962
BIRTHDAI
January birthdays? lead with a eheex* with wishes from people, who
Would want you to have the time of your year, this birthday and all
Hfe through*
C. L. Needier eoo.ooe
1
L«, P« Brsdon .«,..,,.
F© Paul ••«•••..<>.• 10
F. Deleone
E. J. Price •»..•...»
2
J» Co Rodgers „„.. 21
C. F. Graver
H. A« Hill oooeeoooco
F. A. Wanecek .......
3
5
D» Jo James o.coot 12
Co Mo Salen ecOeoO«, 12
Jo Bratnick ••••.••••• 27
T» Po H3.cks
28
No liesceca ......... 24
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G. V. Stamm »««,.<>..6e
0. E. Hicks oooe.co.e
E. Cross C0.000.0..0
Jack Streete? oc*.o».
2
6
6
8
9
D. B. Lett .ooococ 14
Po Ro Thomson O.oo 16
C«,R, Ksnnington ...... 25
«.... 26
27
M.S. Parker ••.•••••• 29
To M, O'Lear
30
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STORES, TRANSPORTAflOK,
AHD INSPECTION INCIDENTS
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Carl Baterbaugh and family were pleased to have his
parents, Mr« and Mrs. Watson Buterbaugh of Indiana
County, Pennsylvania, visit with them for a few days0
Carl also reported that he
got his deer in Potter County, Pennsylvania *— a 7=p©int bucko
W. Ho Carroll hunted in the Pennsylvania mountains, also, but the deer evaded
him, and he came back empty handed*
W, Ko Rhinehart and A.RC Potopovich are sporting 1962 automobiles.
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Holiday and pre-holiday vacationers included*
J, C. Rodgers, L. E . Lynch, K. S»
Barr, Wo
Ro Whi.taker, Mike fridek, Mike Garr-o, J. Metealf, Amelia Miscevich, and M,
S. Abeid.
Preparation for the holidays, shopping, and a little "galavanting" seemed
to be the theme of these vacationers,
L. E. Lynch visited, the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Pittsburgh Naval
Reactors at Bettis Plant, Dravosburg, Pennsylvania,,
H. Ho Harris was honored at a birthday party given by his cousins, Mr. and Mrs#
Paul Stewarts Crystal Lake.
Paul Pringle and his sister have been making daily trips to the Cleveland Clinic
to visit his brother-in-law, Orville Riggleman, who is seriously ill.
A welcome back to Wo Wo Beaver who had been convalescing from an operation in
December.
A hearty welcome and best wishes are extended to Mrs. Dominic Mancini who arriv
ed at her new home for New Year's Day0
Amelia Miscevich received the Crest Lane 600 Club emblem for her 601 series
bowled on November 27 c
It v«as the first given at the lanes in women's league play.
Congratulations to this division's "old timers" at the Arsenal, who have been
here 20 yearss
Jc N. DiMauro, Wo Ko Rhinehart, Jo Metealf, M. F. Garro, D. A. Mancini,
F.
T. Coston, R. Bo Knight, Jc Brannick, C, G. Schimmel, W.
C.
Rogers, A. R# Potopovich, and Jo Jo Whitingo
EXEC-ACCOMTS
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Congratulations are in order for H. M* Krengel, who became a grand
father for the fifth time when daughter,
second son.
Kathleen Whitraore, had her
The child born on January 13<. weighed eight pounds and has been named
Keith Alano
There were 11 guests for dinner at the home of Sally Gillium on Christmas Day,
and Sally proved to be a perfectly good cook and charming hostess.
On New Year's
Eve, she entertained members of her bowling team and their husbands.
Joan England used her vacation during the holidays to be with daughter Brenda.
Both had a relaxing time.
Johnnie and Pat, Mike brought much delight to their father, Pat Revezzo, when
they came from Columbus,
Ohio, to spend a few Christmas days with him.
All the talk about bowling at home and at the office has gone to Gladys Walters'
head, and she has decided to be a bowler, too.
While she wouldn't reveal the score
of her very first game, she a.dmitted to doubling it the second time around.
Now
she has visions of getting expert advice from a professional bowler in order to make
the grade.
Fred Cooper returned to work 12 pounds lighter after his hospital and home
confinement,
and everyone welcomed him backc
The Ho M«
Krengels spent a winter vacation near Cocoa Beach, Florida, where the
temperatures sometimes were on the cool, cool side.
days as evidenced by the tan Mr.
Edward W.
However, Florida had its sunny
Krengel is sporting.
O'Lear of Stockton, California, brother of Tress,
spent two weeks
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visiting at the homestead in Newton Falls,„
It is always a relief for a gal, when something goes wrong with her car, to
have able-bodied and mechanically-minded geniuses ready and willing to find the
source of trouble and make the engines hum againo
The below-zero weather caused
vehicles belonging to Sally Gillium and Dorothy Lott to take their time in tuning
upP but thanks to men like C F. Graver, Cass Richards, Harold KLett, and Eli Roraiek,
the waiting was not too longc
Our sympathy is extended to Vo C. Bloomer, former Office Manager, whose wife
passed away at their home in Garrettsville, Ohio, on January 13>
after a lingering
illnesseoe* Also, to Dorothy Lett, whose father-in-law died on January 2 in Laurel,
Mississippio
ORDNANCE ORBITS
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Recent guests at Captain and Mrs.
T. W. Driseoll's home were the
Allen Go Kimmeys from Wilmingtons Illinois, Mr. and Mrs. G« H.
Mathes from Burlington, Iowa, and the Ro Ho Wright family from Endwell, New York.
Mo
Lo Barnhart was reinstated to a position in the GOR's organization,.
cupies the position left vacant by the transfer of Allen G.
He oc
Klmmey to Ordnan.ce Amraan-
ition Commando
Charles an.d Phyllis Kebl visited friends here and. in the area recently.
Chuck
works for the Alaskan Air Command In Anchorage Alaskao
They flew down to Detroit
via jet, picked up a new station wagon, arid from there were off on a busy schedule,
visiting friends and relativeso
MGIMEERING EfENTS
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They will drive back tc
Anchorage,
Ralph Baynes and family spent the Christmas holiday in Florida
with relatives.
They also celebrated their 17th wedding anni
versary on January 6, 1962O
Jack Hopwood, who is employed in California, paid a visit to the plant on Dec
ember 26O
Ralph Coss vacationed the last two weeks of 1961 in Florida.
he was glad, to get back to normal climate, howevero
He reported that
Ralph Binckley was the perfect Santa Claus at the annual Children' s Christmas
Party held at the Recreation Building*
Engineering vacationers at home during the holidays and since weres
Bo Gebhart,
Jo Murray, Fo DeLeone, Eo Po Kelley, Jo Papiska, Eugene Henn, Harry Williams, Lester
Rossow, Ray McDaniels, and Ray Warren,,
INDUSTRIAL RELATIOHS IHDEX
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Santa Claus appeared in many shapes, sizes, and guises,
according to the telephone operators.
They wish to
thank the many persons who helped to brighten their holidays and the time spent on
duty during the holiday season,,
Santa's helpers were George Yocum, Florence Sutton,
E. Jo Price, Tress O'Lear, Jim McKeage, Go Lo McGee, Ed Lietzow, Harold Hoskin, Mary
Lou and Jack French, and the youngest helper little nine-year old Judy French,,
Judy
surprised the girls by weaving a pot holder for ea.^h of them.
A welcome to Sandra Sanders who was training on the switchboard during the twoweek holiday vacation period.
Elmer Spurlock, Fireman, is teaching the Gharlestown Township Volunteer Fire
Dept. personnel their first aid.
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fch® ^rohlereH express by banding them a 6-2 defeat. However, the
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Three teams have held the top rung of the mixed doubles league lad
der only to be jolted off in the following week's action.
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e bomced back into a tie for second spot with their 8-0
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Ravenna Ordnance Plant
Ravenna, Ohio
February, 1962
Dear Readers:
On January 23, 1962, word was received at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant that the
Department of the Army in Washing-ion, Do G. had released a news item concerning this
installation..."that it will inactivate the ammunition storage activity at Ravenna
Arsenal (Ravenna Ordnance Plant), Ravenna, Ohio, by June .30, 1962."
The announcement continued!
"The mission of the Ravenna Arsenal (Ravenna Ordnance
Plant) is to provide standby capability for the production of material, and provide am
munition storage facilitieso
A recent survey has shown that the ammunition storage
capability of the Ravenna Arsenal (Ravenna Ordnar.ce Plant) will be placed in 'moth ball1
status.
It is estimated that an annual saving of $164,000 will be effected by this
action,K
The news release also stated s
"The position of one civilian employee of the Army
will be eliminated*
This employee is a career Civil Service worker and will be assigned
to other employment ,>"
This information was received too late to make our January NEWS LETTER, but no
doubt you have read various accounts of this release in your local newspaperso
We wish to advise you that as of this writing no further details have been re
ceived from Washington or our headquarters in Joliet, Illinois, advising how this re
lease would affect present or future operations at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant.
RADIOLOGICAL TEAMS WORK WITH RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES
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The highlight of the 16-hour
course on Radiological Monitor
ing, being conducted by Mr. John P8 Talkowski, took place on January 24 and 25, 1962,
when the fourteen men who make up the Radiological Monitoring Teams at Ravenna Ordnance
Plant worked with radioactive isotopes (cobalt 60)o
The first phase of their experience with the t|]Ave source" consisted of taking
meter readings of radiation at measured distances from the known location of the live
source, starting at ,2 feet azd going to 20 feet in distanceo
They then checked the
accuracy of their measured meter readings with a previously calculated formula.
The
measured and calculated readings were then charted oz. a graph to indicate any variances
existing due to inaccuracy of meters or operators.
The second phase of this session consisted of detecting by means of earphones and
meters the location of radioactive isotopes hidden at six different locations.
Each
operator worked by himself in a pre-determined pattern.
The third phase concerned the shielding affect from gamma radiation penetration
which is provided by various matei'ials.
The Bhialding materials used in this demon
stration were plywood, sand bags, solid cement blocks, hollow cement blocks, and dif
ferent thicknesses of steel plate.
The radiation penetration was measured by the oper
ators and plotted for each type of shielding material.
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Following the program, a dose rate reading was taken of each operator participating
to determine the total radiation to which each had. been ei^esed.
The exposure dosage
was then recorded on individual charts*
Daring the two-day period the radioactive material was at the Plant, it was under
the direct j«ri&±i.:?tion of Jo P« Talkowski, who is licensed by the Atomic Energy Com
mission to handle this material.
Each time this material is moved, a report must be
made to the Atomic Energy Commission and the container checked for possible leakage*
Mr. falkowaki is also an Instructor for the Trumbull County Civil Defense classes
being conducted in Warren, Ohio, on Radiological Monitoring.
These classes follow the
same pattern used at Ravenna Ordnance Plant and include but are not limited to the fol
lowing :
Physical Aspects of Nuclear Weapons; Operating and Use of Dosimeters and Survey
Meters3 Instrument Calibrations Dose Rats Calculations Plotting of Radioactive Falloutj
and Hazards and Mechanics of Fallout0
The basis training of the Radiological Monitoring Teams has been completedj however,
from time t:> time field exercises will be conducted for practical experience so that each
operator aod team member will be thoroughly familiax with his particular duties,
LAND, WOODLAND PROGRAMS GI7EN OE
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The Contractor's programs for land and woodland.
management have been approved to the amount of
#20,000, with monies already allotted*
Work is now in progress for timber stand im
provement aid reforestation at the sprawling 23,000 acre Government installation,
The purpose of the woodland plan is to provide for the conservation and protection
of natural r^aeureesj the proper maintenance of military grounds j and the production of
a contiguous supply of forest products,,
Land not suitable for other uses will be adapted
to trees.
Adequate fire protection will be afforded all. wooded areaso
The most common trees now in the area include beech, hard maple, pin oak, elm,
northern red oak, and hickory©
There is also a considerable scattering of aspen, ash,
swamp white oak;, red maple, black walnut, cottonwood, and white oak.
With regard to land management, the program is to provide a guide for conserving
soil fertility and promoting forest resources^ prevent, exploitation of the landj and
direct use of the soil in a manner to conform with the established national policy.
Portions of the land have been leased to private individuals for animal grazing.
Approximately 160,000 trees are now on order from the Department of Natural Re
sources, Division of Forestry, including black walnut, white ash, white oak, red oak,
and Norwegian spruce.
Tree plantings will be accompli,shed, in the spring.
In the
meantime, a crew of the Roads, Ground, and Track Department ±& preparing for the plant
ings by removing and burning all decadent, diseased, poorly formed, and undesirable
species of trees and brush0
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To comply with instructions received from Ordnance Am
munition Command, Government passenger-carrying vehicles
utilised at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant will be equipped with seat baits soon, and
priority will be given to school buses and vehicles used for off-post travels.
The work of installing the seat belts will be done in the Main Garage by Auto
motive Maintenance Department personnel.
As soon as the installations are completed, it will be mandatory for school children
and. drivers to have their seat belts fastened at all times when the vehicles are in
motion.
In. addition, other passengers will be requested to fasten their seat belts when
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Seat belts are recognized as an additional safety
it has become increasingly evident that when installed
stramental in preventing serious injuries to personnel
dents*
They are highly recommended for use in private
WHITE BALL UNCOVERED
factor for vehicles inasmuch as
and used correctly, they are ininvolved in motor vehicle acci
vehicles as well,
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If you will recall a story on "Safety Still on the Ball" in
last month's NEWS LETTER, the white ball, designating a ser
ious or fatal injury, had not been selected; but the supervisor who would pick the
white ball would be required to prepare all material and conduct the entire following
Supervisory Safety-Training Meeting.
Now it can be told.
In the meeting held February 13, 1962, Mr. G. H. locum, Plant
Engineer drew the white ball., and will be solely responsible for one of the next
scheduled meetings.
It is interesting to note that when this program was first introduced in the
monthly meetings almost a year ago and Mr. G. F. Graver was offering an explanation of
the colored balls in relation to the 1-29-300 injury ratio, Mr. Yocum then expressed a
desire to get the white ball.
He got his wish all right...and he got the white ball...
U months latero
PENNYSL7ANIA LAW -— CURSE OR BLESSING?
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In I960 the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
through Governor David Lawrence, inaugurated
a program for the safety and wellbeing of all drivers and pedestrians, whereby each
driver is required to submit to a designated State Police Barracks for eye tests, etc.,
and then midergo a physical examination from his personal physician.
The purpose, of
course, is to detect any ailment or weakness which could overcome a person while driv
ing, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.
Mi'o Lo Eo Lynch, Manager of the Stores, Transportation & Inspection Division, is
a PeririsylTaniar.L
He and his wife make their home in Pittsburgh.
So, after receiving
a notice from the Bureau of Traffic Safety to report for his test and physical within
one week of its receipt. Mr. Lynch appeared in the Commonwealth Building, along with
other Pennnylvaz&ans, where he took the required tests.
"To aajiy persons," Mr. Lynch remarked,
"this law is like a curse.
They hate it
.„.think it13 a nuisance...an inconvenience,,
On the other hand, it has been a blessing
sad has helped, to keep accidents under control in Pennsylvania."
The State of Ohio has no such law.
One was considered but it failed to pass
legislature.
However, employees could take the initiative and have periodic eye tests
and see 'their family doctors for regular check-ups to make sure they are physically
able to handle a. car on the highway. Laws are necessary; good health is a blessingj
and .safety is a must for both.
BILLY BOARD SAYS;
this month.
THINK AHEAD FOR SAFETY
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It won't be necessary to go into any long
dissertation on the safety poster for
It is quite clear in meaning -» Think ahead for safety.
Actually, to be on the safe side, I could stop after the very first word and make
as much sense.
defensive.
THINK1
Think!
Use your head.
Expect the unexpected.
Look before you leap.
Pre-plan.
Look ahead.
Be alert.
Be on the
But for Safety's sake,
-4EIGHT RETIRE
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"I always enjoyed my work at the Arsenal and will miss everyone," was
the- comment of Prank Re DeLay, who retired on December 31, 1961.
Frank started worklag at the plant in June, 19-42, for the Atlas Powder Company.
Later
he was employed under Civil Service and transferred to Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. on Decem
ber 31, 1952c
AH, of bis service was with Engineering.
Frank and his wife Elda reside at 27 Orchard St., Newton Falls, Ohio.
be pleased, to have friends stop by for a visit when in the neighborhood*
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They would
January 17, .1.962, marked the end of many years of serv3.ce at the plant for two
guards — Arsbie Graham and Hollie Vandale,
Archie, whose service dated back to 1941
with the Atlas Pcwler Company, will be at home with his wife Mildred at 325^- Arlington
Road, Newioti Falls, Ohio, when not traveling.
Hollie also started with, the Atlas Powder Company in 1941»
He has been an Arsenal
resident for sometimef however his mailing address is P.0o Box. 146, Ravenna, Ohio.
Both employees vere taken over from Government operations on February 18, 1952.
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From the Fire Department, Floyd B. Fought retired on February 9, 1962,
He was
employed by Ravenna, Arssnal, Ineo on February 18, 1952j however his plant service also
dates back to 194-1 with the Atlas Powder Company.
Mr, Fought resides at Lake Milton
and his mailing address is Box 300, Route #1, Lake Milton, Ohio.
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Ira Ho Welker-, also a. member of the Fire Department, retired on February 18,
1962, after 10 jears of service with Ravenna Arsenal, Inc«
He was first employed at
the plant in January, 1941, for the Hunkin-Conkey Construction Company.
Later he
worked for the Atlas Powder Company and the War Department as a fireman.
Home,at
1710 State Roar,* 'M.v Ro Do #1, Deerfield, Ohio, will be his headquarters, and visits
from. Arsenal friends would be welcomed.
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Harry Wo Williams and his wife Mareelle are hanging out the welcome sign as they
move into their new home at ?.64 Lincoln Stop Ravenna, Ohio.
Harry retired on Febru
ary 9, 19625 aftsr nearly 22 years at the plant.
He was first employed by Hunkin—
Conkey Construction Company in .1940, and during his tenure of employment at the plant
he worked also fur the War Department and Atlas Powder Company.
He was transferred to
Ravenna Arsenal, Lmo in a supervisory capacity in the Engineering Division on Februarmy 18, 1952.
A retirement party was held in his honor on February 9, and many friends gathered
to wish him a happy retirement.
Bob Wilson, Bob Rousomanoff, John Duer, and Benny
Steigerwalt, ail from the home plant, were among the guests.
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Walter Jo Gfwyer of the Engineering Division chose February 23, 1962, to retire.
He had been a millwright for Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. since his take-over date of March 3,
1952, from government operations.
He had been with Civil Service at the plant for six
years prior to take-over.
He plans to make 229 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, Ohio, his
main headquarters for retirement c
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Following 20 years and 8 months at the plant, C« F. Readshaw retired on February 23,
1962.
"Fred,™ as he is known throughout the plant, has been in the Transportation
Department since h.e- was hired by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. on March 3, 1952.
He was born in England on September 9, 1896, and came over to Canada when he was
one year old*
From there his family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa.
On December 23, 1914,
he married Mary Elva. Tester.
They had three sons and three daughters.
Lt. Richard
Readshaw, a B-24 Bomber Pilot, was killed over Italy in 1944.
One son and one daughter
reside in Golimbiaoa, Ohio, and two daughters and one son reside in California.
There
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are fifteen grandeM.ldreno
Fred and his wife presently reside at Ro D« #1, Atwater,
Ohio, but they plan to move to California,
and visit with each of their children
before establishing a new addresso
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TEN-IEAR SERVICE AWARDS
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ENGINEERING DIVISIONS
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STORES, TRANSPORTATION,
& '.INSPECTION
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*** BIRTHDAJ GREETINGS ***
may be short in daysp but we declare professing
years of long and lasting joys and cotoatless birthday blessings.
G« G, Hencd.ng .oooooooe 1
Mo Lo Barahart ,000.000 2
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Salen, fireman at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, since
February 18, 1942, died of a heart attack at his home in
Champion Heights on February 7, 1962,
Mr. Salen was married to the former Wanda Boles.
Wanda was secretary at the Fire Station for Atlas Powder Company and the Ordnance Corps
during World Wax* II,
She survives her husband and lives at 2272 GlearTiew, N. W.?
Champion Heights, Ohio.
Funeral services were "held on Saturday, February .10, 1962, with plant firemen in
fall uniform as pallbearers.
Burial was in Crown Hill Burial Park.
"THE HIRAMETES" SING FOR SWEETHEARTS
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The efforts of the Committees for the Annual
Sweetheart Dinner were appreciated by the
members of the Women's Club, their husbands, and guests, Saturday evening, February 17,
1962.
Guests were Captain and Mrs« Theron W. Driscoll, Captain and Mrs. Nicholas Miku,
and Mr. and Mrs. Ho M. Krengel.
Following a delicious dinner, everyone enjoyed several
renditions by a barbershop quartet, "The Hiramites."
Dick Spencer, one of our employees,
sings baritone with this quartet,,
Other members of the quartet are Dick Fay, 1st tenor;
Gene Ghalker, leadj
and Bill Hard, bass.
Serving on the committees were Clara Powell, Hedy Kucher, Dorothy Thompson, Estella
Pavliek, Molly Gwln and Dorothy McClure.
The door prise was won by George Kueher.
EXEC—ACCOUNTS
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Space for persons in this column is being relinquished this month to
print instead, this special Valentine from Accounting Department per
sonnel to everyone associated at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant.
A VALENTINE THAT COUNTS
LEM-me be year Valentine; we'll blow our HORN for you;
And we'll stand PAT arid COOPER-ate with friends so dear and true.
Some frills we'll add and HAROLD in a rime with sentimentj
And if we say a LOTT of things, believe us, they are meant I
We'll SALLY in into your hearts, with ours all GLAD'IS flows;
And -a« we CHUCK our luck your way, there'll be clovers four by rows.
AN-GIEI
We think the world of you from ENGLAND 'round the globe.
No EDDI, r;!.T!Uet,
'OR-VAT could lose our love, by Jobe I
If we've accounted, for some cheer, from one and all plus ELI,
It's our heart-filled wish, we want to STRESS, to ALL at RAI.
(ED. NOTE:
This was writ/sen in rime and jingle
By the Secretary of H. Mo Krengel.)
INDUSTRIAL_RELATIONS INDEX
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The four plant protection employees, Archie Graham, Hollie
Vandale, Ira Welker, and Floyd Fought were guests of
honor at a Retirement Dinner given at the Fire Department on February 2, 1962.
Follow
ing a delislous bam dinner topped off with a cake baked especially for the occasion
and decorate,; quite appropriately with miniature fire trucks and guard cars, each re
tiree was presented with token gifts from their co-workers.
The gifts were buffalohide wallets and key ease sets and a miniature badge with name and date of retirement
engraved on. it.
STORES, TRANSPORTATION &
INSPECTION INCIDENTS
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The ar^^ncix? donor of t;:i3 gift of candy Theresa Hicks
:-'3'>=si-<.«d vMll remind a (nystsryj
you are,"
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"Thanks, whoever
she say=so
Amy Miseevich loves birds.
In. her coat pocket she carries a bag of wild bird seeds
which she has been seen tossing to the winds so the poor birds could be fed to whet
their whistleso
No wonder all the birds ga.tb.s7/ about in front of Headquarters when
they see Amy come to work J
Congratulations to Mr, and Mrs0 Tonuriy Spahn, who celebrated their 23rd Wedding An
niversary on February 2, 1962, and to Ralph and. Theresa Hicks, who celebrated their 27th
Wedding Anniversary on February 7, 1962 „
O3xL Timers in this division with 20 years or more at the installation are;
Moneypenny on February ?., 1962, atxd M. S. Parker on February 15, 1962,
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R. 0.
A wele.oms t.o John. Charles Whitaker, the latent edition in the Wallace Whitaker
household.
He was born on February 2nd, arid his weight at birth was 5 pounds, 6 ounces.
RECREATION CLUB FORTHCOMINGJEVEMTg
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The Recreation Club, Ravenna Ordnance Plant, is
having a party in the Club Rooms on Thursday,
March 1, 1962, from 5s00 p.m. to 7sG0 pcmo in honor cf all employees who have retired
or are about to retire,.
There will be a buffet dinner ax, 5s00 p.m., with refreshments
being served from 5s00 Vi 7:00o
There will be no charge for club members e.v r«tirees0
The cost ±'or non-members
is $2c00 per persons however, ar>.y .non-Hseml>yr desiring to ioin the Recreation Club at
this time may have the $2OQQ fee applied, tc the $$o00 for membershipo.o membership
of $5«00 j.neludes hatband ..;r wife,,
(Applications ynay 'be obtained from Ro W. Spencer.)
A spring dane? is also on tite agsnda for r-i'-'ib meabe::'--: -i.uri7.ig the sionth of Mayo
SPORTS
STROHLERS EDGE TOWARD TITLE
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S G B N E
Although hell to & .500 record during the past month,
the Strohlers .maintained a comfortable IS-point lead
over the second place George Road Shop0
A seesaw battle has developed fo:.v th---3 nira? Hv~cqj spot with 2-$ game-=j separating four
teams.
In action last week, the Strohlsra overvcvered the Guards 6-2o Dick Spencer's
555, Joe Sivon's 549p and Pat Reveazo's 203-54.6 were high for the Strohlerss, while Dale
Slider's 137-532 topped the Guards*
Dick Bent on«s 203-557 enabled George Road, to h-.xl/i. onto wscond place as they were
6-2 over Headquarters.
Circle Residents nudged their way into third as Paul Thompson's
235-549 sparked their 6-2 win against the Old Timers*
Ernie Eric.kson bombed the Engineer,?, with a 223 same arid second high series of 617
as the 68th EOD Squad posted their highest aeries of the jea.r, 2639, and a 6-2 victory.
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TERMITES WIGGLE PAST THE ROBOTS
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Starting to hit their scoring stride, the Hiltgen'sDavises quartet posted successive shut-outs over
Gwins-Thompsons and the Schisier-Spurlock, Edeker-Howie teams.
In action on February 13,
Bill Hiltgen's 190-509 and Alice Hiltgens 163-454 were high for the Termites.
Les
Burkeys 223-572, Paul Thompsons 212-569, June Burkeys 188-477, and Vi Weatherfords 170458 were other high scores for the evening.
MONTH'S TOP SCORESs
Men
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Hiltgen, 192-556.
Ladies
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June Burkey, 188-4-77| Ede Ernst, 187-439j Estella Pavlick,
186-509J Jean Sechler, 172; Sally Schisler, 17O-54-6j Alice
Hiltgen, 163-454; Helen Bowser, 162-4-56.
STANDINGS
MEN'S
MIXEEW)OUBLES
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Points
Team
Strohlers
George Road
Circle Residents
68th EOD
Engineers
Guards
Headquarters
Old Timers
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Won
Team
106
88
92
52
48
Thompson-Gwins
88
80
78
66
66
60
60
Spurlock-Schi sler-Edeker-Howie
50
Davi se s-Hiltgens
Robinsons-Pavlicks
85
84
Weatherfords-Thomas-Powell
78
77
71
Bowsers-Sechler-Howell
Kuchers-Dri sc oils
McClure3-Burkeys
83
Lost
Sases-Ernsts
64
66
78
78
76
84
94
TEENAGERS SPORTCOPE
Standings 10 Feb 62
Individual High Games
Won
Team
Tipsy Toddlers
Lucky Strikes
Slights
Gutter-Getters
Lost
Chuck Bognar
Tom Thompson
7
11
Tod Driscoll
17
13
12J
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173
161
160
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191-
Top Averages
Individual High Series
Chuck Bognar
Chuck Bognar
450
Tom Thompson
419
Ron Talkowski
Vol. 16, No. 2
417
Susan Ernst
Tom Thompson
Tod Driseoll
NEWS LETTER
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106
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February, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inco, a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
Ravenna, Ohio
March, 1962
Dear Readers?
I believe you are as pleased and excited as everyone in the United States and the
free world is over the successful orbital flight of Colo John Glenn, Jro, on February 20,
1962.
Remarkable, too, is the way this man conducted himself after the mission had been
completed, with humility and spiritual and patriotic verve that made us even more proud of
our Ohioan and American astronaut.
We can all benefit by the example of Colonel Glenn by proclaiming pride in our flag
and in our country, and by living daily as practical Christians*
Without God and Country,
we are nothing,
SECURITY CHIEF IN
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Mr. Edward M. Maxwell, Chief of the Industrial Security Field Office
in Cleveland, Ohio, made a visit to the Ravenna Ordnance Plant on
February 12, 1962, for the purpose of conducting a security inspection,,
1961 SAFETY SLOGAN REMAINS
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"Safety's a Must for All of Us" was the winning entry in
the safety slogan contest sponsored by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc.
in 196l| and it appears that this slogan will remain on the large bulletin board and in
various other locations of the plant for another year.
Why?
Because it was agreed to forego the safety slogan contest in 1962 in favor of a new
plan — one that would also reach the homes and minds of all employees and their families
and would promote safety consciousness among them.
The result is a booklet entitled
"Family Emergency Almanac,"
An order has been placed for this educational material and when it has been received,
copies will be mailed to all employees at their home addresses. Watch for your copy soon I
Subjects from the Almanac will also be used for discussions in future Supervisory
Safety-Training Meetings,
APPOINTMENT CONFIRMED
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The appointment of John P, Talkowski as Radiological Protection
Officer at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, recently announced by
H, Mo Krengel, has been confirmed by the Commanding Officer, Capt, Theron W, Driscoll,
Mr, Talkowski1 s special training and experience in radiological monitoring made him
a likely choice for the appointment.
In this case civilians were eligible provided all
of the prescribed qualifications were met.
Last month Mr, Talkowski concluded a series of classes held to instruct the plant's
radiological monitoring team. He plans to conduct refresher courses in the future,
ANNUAL SPORTS BANQUET IN MAY
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The date of May 23, 1962, has been set for the annual
sports banquet to be held in the auditorium of the
Recreation Building. Festivities will start at 5s30 p,m. Participants in the 1961-1962
Company-sponsored bowling leagues and the 1961 Company-sponsored golfing leagues will be
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honored at this affair,,
RECREATION CLUB HONORS RETIREES
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The stage was set with a rocking chair, newspapers,
and a few other items appropriate for one who is re
tiring.
The Committee, composed of Dorothy Thomas, Jack Powell, Prank and Joe DeLeone,
planned the affair, which was held March 1st in the Auditorium of the Recreation Building,
and they did a fine job.
There were over 120 persons attending this dinner sponsored by
the Recreation Club haacring all employees who have retired in the last year and including
those retiring up through June of this year,
Mr. Krengel read a poem, which was written by Tress O'Lear, featuring all the re
tirees.
Captain T. W. Driscoll added a few remarks, and several of the retirees added
their comments.
Floyd Fought, one of the guests of honor, surprised everyone with an
impromptu tap dance, to the envy of many of "the not so spry51 younger set.
Table decorations on the guests of honor table were such items as miniature fire
trucks, cruiser, high-lift, hammer, 90mm box, paint brush, light bulb, etc. represent
ing the various jobs of the retirees.
Following a buffet-style ham dinner, many wishes were extended to the retirees for
GOOD HEALTH AND SUCCESS IN WHATEVER THEY MAI DO«
PROPERTY ADMINISTRATOR DESIGNATED
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Mr. Owen R, Gallagher has been designated Property
Administrator as of March 1, 1962, to act for the
Contracting Officer in the administration of property matters in connection with the op
erating contract between the United States of America and Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., for the
operation of facilities at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant.
SCOTT SANDERS WINS TOP HONORS
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Scott Sanders, a Junior at Southeast High School won
first place in the chemistry division of the
Southeast
High School Science Fair for the fourth year in a row*
His exhibit was a Static Pro-
pellant Testing stand and displayed a means of static testing of solid propellants.
Pre
vious exhibits have included the designing and building of a nuclear plant, as well as an
exhibit on evolution.
He also received "Best of Show" certificate at the fair this year,
Scottis exhibit took him about nine months to makeo
In addition to working on this
project, as President of his class he has been extremely busy with various class moneymaking schemes.
His schedule has also included practicing for the Junior Class play, in
which he has the lead part, and basketball practice sessions and games as a member of
the varsity team, while maintaining high honor roll grades,
Scott plans to enter his rocket fuel testing stand in the Kent State Science Fair
which will be held in April,
He has applied for the summer science institute at Ohio
State University to do research with university scientists during the summer.
His
future plans, according to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Go R. Sanders, include attending
college where Scott wants to major in rocket technology,
LOTT BECOMES VEEP
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The Women's Auxiliary of VFW Post No. 1090 met in Warren, Ohio,
on March 13, 1962, for an election of officersj and Dorothy B,
Lott, Accounting Department clerk, was elected Jr, Vice President,,
This office will
automatically make Dorothy a member of the Americanism Committee, whose duty it will be
for her to present the American flag to churches, schools, and other civic organizations,
as required.
This is not the first elective post Dorothy has had since being in the Auxiliary for
the past nine and a half years.
During her membership she has served as Treasurer, Color
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The tenure of the office of Jr. Vice President will extend for a period of one year.
GIRLS EXERCISE FOR FITNESS
ness.
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On March 15, 1962, approximately twelve female employees
and residents joined the current movement to physical fit
They met for an hour of exercising under the supervision and instruction of Mrs.
Alice Hiltgen, R. No, who was assisted by our staff nurse, Dorothy Thomas.
Some of the girls hope to lose weight while others feel the exercises will give
needed muscle tone and conditioning.
The girls will meet every Thursday evening in the Auditorium of the Recreation Build
ing from 7:30 to 8s3O p.m.
All female employees and residents are welcome to join the
fun and exercises.
F. F. FLUDINE DEAD AT 67
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Foster F. Fludine, former Civil Service official at the
Ravenna Arsenal and a long-time resident of Kent, Ohio, died
in Veterans Hospital, Bay Pines, Florida, where he had been hospitalized for 12 weeks
with a heart ailment«
For 20 years he was property manager for the Government at the Arsenal, but he re
tired for health reasons about five years ago and moved with his wife, Fannie J», to
Arizona0
The Fludines were spending the winter in Florida when he became ill.
A veteran of World War I, Mr. Fludine was a member and past commander of Portage
Post 496, Kent American Legion. He was also a member of Christ Church Episcopal in Kent,
from where funeral services were held March 27. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery,
Twinsburgo
Besides his wife, who survives, he leaves a son, Foster Jo, of Cleveland, a daughter,
Mrs. Edwin Oldack of Clearwater, Florida, four grandchildren, and a brother, Dallas, of
Pittsburgh.
BILLY BOARD SAYSs
MAKE IT FREEDOM FROM ACCIDENTS TOO I
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Our Statue of Liberty has
been carrying a torch for
many years and is a symbol of the freedom people seek from oppression.
This Lady is a
beautiful sight, one you must see when visiting New York City, but her charm and vision
will follow you long after you have met, wherever you may goo
Symbolic also is the safety program in effect at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, which
has been tirelessly promoting freedom from accidents and injuries.
There are no statues
commemorating the symbol of safety, but like the spirit of freedom and what is right, I
hope you can feel it everywhere, too.
That is why accident prevention programs apply to
safety off the job, as well as on the job.
Embrace your safety program at the plantj live by itj and you will surely make pro
visions for freedom from accidents.
GOLF LEAGUES BEING ORGANIZED
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The Mixed Golf League held its first meeting on Friday,
March 16th, at which time plans for organizing were
started.
Anyone interested in joining this league should contact Dorothy Thomas, who
was elected secretary for the Mixed Golf League.... Questionnaires are also being mailed
out for the Men's Golf League. These should be returned promptly. Anyone wishing to
golf who does not receive a questionnaire may contact Jo P. Talkowski.
-4BIRTHDAY GREETINGS IN MARCH
We1re marching out to tell you, with banners raised on highj
"Hope your birthday's good to you, may its joys fill the sky,"
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»*** TEN-IEAR SERVICJI AWARDS ****
ENGINEERING DIVISION:
R, G. Pavlick
3-3-52
R.
G.
A,
W.
J.
3-18-52
S. Murray
F. Reichelderfer
3-3-52
C. Y.
J.
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Sechler
Yocum
Brown
Gebhart
Mayer
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C. J.
3-24-52
3-3-52
3-3-52
Burns
Bowers
Herron
Stacy
Wollenberg
Jo P. Jones
W.
J. Gwyer
Jo
Lejsek
3-25-52
3-3-52
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3-10-52
3-3-52
3-3-52
STORES. TRANSPORTATION, & INSPECTION:
K.
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W.
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Jo
F.
W.
M.
R.
S, Barr
K. Rhinehart
C. Buterbaugh
H. Carroll
R. Lemon
N. DiMauro
Branick
T. Coston
W.
Deaver
K. Dudek
B. Knight
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DIVISION
IN MEMORIAM
3-3-52
A. Bo Paul
S, R» Bukovsky
3-29-52
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Mrs. B. F. Hattonf the mother of Mrs. L. B. Humphrey, succumbed in
Independence, Kentucky, after a lingering illnesso
Burial services were
held in the Schindler Funeral Home there on March 16, 1962* Condolences are shared with
Mrs. Humphrey and her family•
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On March 12, 1962, Mrs, W. R. Murphy of Akron passed away*
tended to her family and the H. M. Krengel family.
Our sympathies are ex
Mrs. Murphy and Mrso Krengel were
sisters.
Our sympathy is extended to Lloyd Waller and his family on the death of his wife
Helen on March D, 1962, following an extended illnesso Funeral services were held at the
Mai1ory Funeral Home, Garrettsville, Ohio, on March 13, 1962,
Barney Rothmel, former Depot employee, recently passed away.
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EXEC-ACCOUNTS
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Mr. and Mrso Lo B. Humphrey and children made a weekend trip to
Cincinnati, Ohio, and Independence, Kentucky, to be with their fami
lies, especially Mrs. B,
Fo Hatton, the mother of Mrs, Humphrey, who was hospitalized©
Another weekend traveler was P.M. Revezzo who drove to the State Capital to visit
with his sonsj Johnnie and Pat Mike. The boys had a belated birthday treat for Pat«
Fo R. Cooper, Purchasing and Traffic Supervisor, was recently elected Vice Presi
dent of the Young Democrats of Portage County,
Two long-delayed trips were made to Pennsylvania by Charlene Horn and family, the
first to visit friends in Monroeville, and the second to Timblln to be with relatives*
Word has been received from V. C. Bloomer, former Office, Manager, that he is now
on an extended trip through Florida, with Orlando as his present base.
Since arriving
in this state, Mr. Bloomer has seen John Kaperak and Larry Geer, former employees of
Ravenna Arsenal, Inc.
Ed Horvat and Pat Revezzo went with their Strohler's bowling team to Streetsboro
and bowled in the Portage County Bowling Tournament, but the only team member to come
out high was Joe Sivon who rolled a 250 game and a 603 series.
The gals in the department are on a sewing kick again, with Gladys Walters concen
trating on making new clothes, and Joan England, Angie Bello, and Tress O'Lear stickLn1
with their knittin'„
The knitters are so enthusiastic that Dorothy Lott is getting the
urge to get out needles and yarn tooc Charlene Horn is creatively occupying her spare
time by crochetingo
You've got to admire the willpower of Chuck Hostetler when he makes up his mind*
Long before Lent began, he agreed to stop smokingo
The pledge is still ono
Eli Romick discovered that his son Mike is a champion who doesn't like to brag
about it,,
In fact, it was through Mike's buddies, who kept referring to Mike as "Champ,"
that prompted Eli to asks
"Why the 'Champ' talk?"
Then he heard that Mike was the champion speller of his third grade class at Milton
School, and was the next to the last finalist in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade spelling
bee contest.•« Eli attributes Mike's spelling skills to his fondness for books and
readingo
STORES. TRANSPORTATION AND INSPECTION
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We are glad to hear that Russ Knight's father
is now up and around after a serious illness.
Friends of Rex Jones, former water delivery man for Stores at Bolt on Barn, are
sorry to hear that he is in Brecksville Hospital.
No doubt visits or cards from his
friends would be enjoyed by him.
Dick Spencer and friends were fortunate in obtaining tickets for the NCAA finals
in the basketball games in Louisville, Kentucky, for the weekend of March 23 and 24.
It's a small world, according to Jit Harris, who was pleasantly surprised several
weeks ago to see Jan Collins at the Reception Desk.
Jit and Jan were Army buddies, and
the last time Jit saw him was in September, 1945 f in Kunming, China.
26 months in Field Artillery School just outside of Kunming0
They had spent
Through the years they lost
track of each other, however Jan lives in Cleveland now, close enough to renew acquaint—
anceso
The Motor Pool loses John Hank to Roads and Grounds and gained "Buck" Rogers from
the Depot Pool.
Jake Pfeil is making great plans for a two-week vacation in Florida that will soon
be a reality,
ENGINEERING EVENTS
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Charles Needier, George Road Paint Shop, vacationed the week of
March 5th at Southern Pines, Pine Herst, North Carolina.
The
aooDmmodations were excellent and he enjoyed playing 27 holes of golf each day,
Jane Lawrence is enjoying the sunny climate of DelRae, Florida, during the weeks of
March 12 and 19.
Jack Powell's wife Clara is making a fine recovery after undergoing surgery recently,
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Elizabeth and John Chamberlin are making plans for a
California vacation in August,
Liz has been busy sewing.
She has made several outfits which will come in handy for the trip and says she has
several to make yet.
John Talkowski's wife Sophia is feeling fine following hospitalization and minor
surgery at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.
Department personnel enjoyed a birthday cake in Bucky Walters'
honor on March 1.
*** ON THE SPORTS SCENE ***
CIRCLE RESIDENTS THREATEN STROHLERS
behind the Strohlers.
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With three weeks remaining, the Circle Residents
have catapulted into second place, just ]£■ games
Sporting a lusty 62-26 won-lost record, the Circle-ites have out
gunned the leaders who have a 38-50 total for the same period.
Spurred on by the im proved bowling of Ted Driscoll and Vern Davis, who have average
increases of 21 and 7 pins since the first half, and the consistent scores by Paul Thomp
son, the Circle Residents have surged back to make an exciting race from what appeared to
be a walkaway by the Strohlers,
In action on March 19th, the Circle Residents measured Headquarters 6-2 while the
68th EOD was disposing of the Strohlers by the same margin.
The Old Timers rose up
against George Road Shop and their 8-0 win enabled them to vacate the bottom spot,
Eddie
Leonard and Tiny Burketh were high scorers for the Old Timers, with Johnny Bechdel's 200-
498 topping George Road,
Engineers and Guards battled to a 4-4 draw as Bucky Walters
posted a 191 game.
TERMITES TOPS
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Helped by an able assist from the Deadenders who shut out the Robots
two weeks ago and the dropped 2-6 decision to the Termites last week,
the Davises-Hiltgens1 team stretched their lead to a full three games in Tuesday Mixed
Doubles action.
Bill Hiltgen's 218-562 and Lola Davises 147-400 topped the Termites in
their latest victory.
Les Burkey exploded for a 236 game and established the season's individual high
series with a fine 648 score.
Bill Bowser rolled a 232 and Dorothy Thomas had her top
game of the year, 202, to highlight recent mixed doubles bowling.
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Men3
Ladies
Les Burkey, 236-648; Bob Pavldck,237-592;
Pat Revezzo, 237-590} Paul Thompson, 203563} Bill Hiltgen, 218-562| Bill Bowser,
233-54-7; Ed tfeatherford, 544-5 George
Dorothy Thomas, 202-419} Alice Hiltgen,
199-4-92; Hedy Kucher, 191-494} Estella
Pavlick, 190-4.98} June Burkey, 188-477;
Vi Weatherford, 170-4-58} Helen Bowser,
Kucher, 54-3j George Ernst, 206-530; Dick
Benton, 528; Ted Driscoll, 520.
STAMPINGS
Mens 3-19-62
Strohlers
Circle Residents
68th EOD
George Road
Engineers
Headquarters
Old Timers
Guards
168^460} Sally Schisler, 175-475.
MjLjrfld Doubles 3—20—62
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113
Davises-Hiltgens
Robinsons-Pavlicks
100
Weatherfords-Thomas-Powell
Driscolls-Kucher-Erlckson
102
Burkeys-McClures
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95
Ernsts-Sases
Bowsers-Sechler-Howell
Gwins-Thomps ons
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88
Schisler-Spurlock-Edeker-Howie
TEENAGERS SPORTSCOPE
108
102
60
66
78
90
90
84
84
78
68
64
86
84
92
90
108
104
Phil Spurlock's 143-354 series guided the Knights to a
sweep over the Lucky-Strikes and boosted his team into first
place in the Juniors' League.
The Knights who were 14^<-5£ over the
past month moved by the Tipsy Toddlers who
held the lead last week.
Gutter-Getters
upset the Tipsy Toddlers 3-1 as Rick
Powell bowled 130-359 and Chuck Bognar
159-386.
STANDINGS 3-17-62
Other top scores included:
Bill
Bowser's 174, Tommy Thompson's 152-383,
Nancy Hiltgen's 146, Elaine Thompson's
133-331, and Susan Ernst »B 402.
Knights
Tipsy Toddlers
Gutter-Getters
Lucky Strikes
Vol. 16, No. 3
NEWS LETTER
Ifarch, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
Ravenna,
Ohio
April, 1962
Dear Readers:
Now that spring is here, everyone is busy with spring cleaning.
We have housekeeping
to consider at the plant — in the offices, roads and grounds areas, and work sitesj and
there is the usual spring cleaning of houses, basements, attics, garages, etc
Safety off the job as well as on the job is important; and good housekeeping, whether
it is done at home or in industry, perennially or day by day, is very necessary for your
health and wellbeing.
The following comments of Ro 0. Moneypenny, taken from his report on "Safety for
Supervision," are worthy of your attention:
"How safe is your home and the things you have to work with? Take time occasionally
to check for combustible materials, frayed cords, damaged tools, weak ladders, the kids*
swings, toys with sharp edges, toxic items used for spring house cleaning, etc Also,
take a good look around the yard for objects the lawn mower might pick up" later.
This is good advice for work and home, at any time of the year.
ESTELLA PAVLICK EARNS SSP AWARD
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Recipient of a Sustained Superior Performance Award
is Estella B. Pavlicko
She was presented a commenda
tion certificate by the Commanding Officer, Captain Theron Wo Driscoll, on April 13, 1962.
Captain Driscoll praised the accomplishment and stated ihat he was pleased to present
this award, the first of this nature at Ravenna Ordnance Planto
Estella is an Ordnance employee and has completed 19 years of service at Ravenna
Ordnance Plant.
Approval of the commendation was made by the Incentive Awards Committee of Ordnance
Ammunition Command, Joliet, Illinois, and carries with it a #150.00 cash award.
The commendation reads in part — "Through her conscientious efforts, personal init
iative and efficiency, she has accomplished her duties in such a manner as to warrant a
Sustained Superior Performance Award.
She has greatly contributed to the accomplishment
of the mission of the COR's organization."
HUMPHREY AWARDED WATCH
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On April 6, 1962, L. Bo Humphrey, Accounting Department Manager
and transferee of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, com
pleted 20 years of service with the parent companyo For this span of service, H. M.
Krengel, in the company of Division Managers Lo Ec Lynch, Go Ro Sanders, and G. H« Yocum,
presented Mr. Humphrey with a gold service-award pin signifying his years of employment
and a 23-jewel wrist watch, gift of the companyo
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Mr. Humphrey was first employed on April 7, 194-2, by the Nebraska Defense Corporation,
a Firestone subsidiary which operated the Nebraska Ordnance Plant during World War II, as
Senior Auditor and Supervisor of the Factory Accounting Departmento
In 1945 » at the end of
the war, he was transferred to the Firestone plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, where he
served as manager of the Factory Accounting and Cost Estimating Departments,
With the takeover of the Ravenna Arsenal in 1951> Mr. Humphrey joined the staff of
Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., as manager of the Cost and Inventory Control Departmento
He assumed
his present position in 1958.
Mr. Humphrey resides on post with his wife and two children.
TWO FROM RAI ATTEND AOA MEET
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The 1962 annual meeting of the Loading Section, Bomb,
Warhead and Artillery Ammunition Division, American Ord
nance Association, was held at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey, on April 18 and 19,
Members from Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. were H, M. Krengel and G. Ho Yocum»
The Chairman of the meeting was Brig0 Gen0 Joel Go Holmes (retired), now plant manager
for the contractor-operator at the Iowa Ordnance Plant near Burlington, Iowa.
Maj. Gen,
William K. Ghormley, Commanding General at the Ordnance Special Weapons-Ammunition Command,
Dover, New Jersey, was guest speaker at a dinner meeting the first night of the 2-day
session.
Col. E. W. Grubbs, Commanding Officer of OAC, was in attendance also, as were experts
of American industry and other members of the Armed Services.
Sixteen topics were presented at the meeting, covering most of the technical aspects
of conventional—type ammunition and many of the special weapons*
GSA HOLDS INTERAGENCY DISCUSSIONS
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At the invitation of the General Services Adminis
tration, a conference was arranged in Cleveland,
Ohio, on April 11, for the purpose of meeting with utilization, procurement, and disposal
officers and representatives for a mutual exchange of ideas and problems with members of
the Personal Property Division of the Utilization and Disposal Service of GSA.
The Ordnance Corps was represented by Messrs. C, Ro Kenrdngton and 0. R. Gallagher,
and Messrs. L. B. Humphrey, T. L. Spahn, and F. R« Cooper attended from Ravenna Arsenal,Inc,
FOUR ATTEND LETTERKENNY CONFERENCE
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A conference, attended by representatives of Ordnance
Ammunition Command (OAC), Army Ordnance Missile Com
mand, and Reserve Depots, was held at the Letterkenny Ordnance Depot in Chambersburg,
Pennsylvania, on April 9 and 10.
Representing Ravenna Ordnance Plant under the OAC complex
were L. E. Lynch, R. 0. Moneypenny, Margaret S. Parker, and Charlene Horn.
The purpose of the conference was to discuss and mutually agree upon an understanding
of an operating agreement in anticipation of the transfer of accountability of Ordnance
Class V Materiel to the Letterkenny establishment, effective July 1, 1962.
Also discussed
were Military Standard Requisitioning and Issue Procedures, more commonly identified as
MILSTRIP.
1ST QUARTER UF CHECKS OUT
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Checks totaling approximately $670 were mailed out this month
to charitable organizations in Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Stow,
Ravenna, Kent, Twin Lakes, Niles, Youngstown, North Jackson, Warren, and Newton Falls. This
money represents a distribution of funds deducted from employees1 wages during the first
three months of this year.
Charities to benefit from these funds include the United Fund, United Appeal,
Cancer, Red Cross, Community Chest, and March of Dimes,
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For Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., April 1, 1962, began a new year of op
erations at the Class II, Government-owned, Contractor-operated,
military-industrial installation in Ravenna, Ohio.
In fact, it was the start of its 12th
year.
As another anniversary unfolded, its observance wa3 a quiet one, with no fanfare
and no celebration — only concern over what this new year might bring to the Contractor
and its personnel.
What is certain is that Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. will, as in the past, meet its contrac
tual obligations for the Government by carrying out the prescribed mission with the great
est degree of efficiency, at the lowest possible cost.
ARMED FORCES DAY 13 YEARS OLD
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The 13th annual Armed Forces Day will be observed on
May 19 this year to honor the men and women in the Armed
Services, and to give notice, as well, to the world that this country will maintain such
strength that war would be unprofitable to our enemies.
There will be no special observance of Armed Forces Day by the military at Ravenna
Ordnance Plant, but it is suggested, if any establishment in neighboring communities an
nounces an Armed Forces Day program, that you, as citizens, make an effort to visit such
agencies or installations and see for yourself what is being done in the interest of
national defense for the peace with freedom and justice for all.
LAW DAY. USA. PROCLAIMED -
By a joint resolution, Congress has proclaimed the first day
of May as Law Day, USA.
This day has been set aside in order
that the American people can express their appreciation and respect for the rule of law upon
which our way of life is based.
The observance of this special day affords the Army the opportunity to demonstrate
its dedication to the ideals of equality and justice under the law.
GOVERNOR NAMES APRIL I.S.P. MONTH
- By special proclamation, Michael V. DiSalle, Governor
of the State of Ohio, proclaimed the month of April,
1962, as Industrial Safety Promotion Month in Ohio, and urged all people of the State to
keep Ohio high in safety by joining forces for the purpose of combating industrial injur
ies and eliminating accident hazards through thought and action.
Also highlighting I.S.P. Month in Ohio was the meeting of the 32nd All-Ohio Safety
Congress and Exhibit from April 17 through 19, in Columbus. This was sponsored by the
Industrial Commission of Ohio through its Division of Safety and Hygiene, whose objective
of "Safety through Education" brought together representatives of both labor and manage
ment to discuss safety problems on a common level.
Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. is a member of the Industrial Commission of Ohio, and like
thousands of other industries and businesses within the State, uses its Pattern for
Progress Program. Since the Commission believes an effective accident prevention program
depends in large part upon the understanding and support of the citizens of Ohio, its
theme is "It's up to You in '62."
SAFETY MAN'S SON "MAYOR FOR DAY"
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The student government class at Newton Falls High
School had an election recently and voted for students
to take over the duties of the duly-elected city officials for one day. As a result of
this election, Frank Craver, son of C. F. Craver and Mrs. Craver, became "Mayor of the
Town."
It was an especially thrilling event for Mr. Craver, who is serving his first term
as Councilman-at-Large in Newton Falls, when, on the night of April 3, not only did the
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regular city council meet, but they witnessed the student council conduct and air its
views on local civic matters.
This proved to be an
city officials, including
they made on everyone for
exemplary manner in which
exceptional lesson in government for the studentsj and all of the
mayor and councilmen, remarked on what an indelible impression
their knowledge of and interest in city affairs, and for the
the students conducted themselves during their day in office,
EEC CLUB ELECTION MEETING SET
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The first anniversary of the Recreation Club will be ob
served on April 26, A meeting has been called for that
date for all club members to attend and hear a resume of club accomplishments and to elect
officers for the coming year.
All club members are urged to attend this important meet
ing,
RONALD TALKOWSKI WARREN CITY AUDITOR FOR A DAY
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Ronald Talkowski, son of Mr, and Mrs,
John P, Talkowski, and a junior at
Warren G. Harding High School, was city "auditor" as Harding Hi-Eco-Sy students "took over"
the city governments offices for a day.
As auditor, Ronald was also a member of the "City
Council," which considered several controversial civic issues during their "council meet
ing,"
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To hold office, each student must be a member of the Hi-Eco-Sy organization and must
have attended various city affairs or functions throughout the year, such as council meet
ings, court sessions, committee meetings, etc, for which the student receives points.
The
President of the Hi-Eco-Sy organization automatically becomes Mayor on student day.
The
other city offices are filled by student choice, with the student having the most points
getting first choice and so on, until all of the offices are filled.
Any student interested
in government affairs is eligible for membership in the club which is sponsored, by the
Harding civics teachers, Gertrude Lynn and William Rider.
The annual "high school day in city office" is held to give members of the organiza
tion a first-hand look at the city government and how it operates,
ALMANACS MAILED
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The "Family Emergency Almanac," mentioned in the March edition of the
NEWS LETTER, has been mailed to the home of each Ordnance and Contract
or person employed at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant,
Perhaps you have had a chance to scan through its pages.
If you have not, please make
an effort to acquaint yourself with the information it contains, which could be highly bene
ficial to you in time of need. And please remember to keep the booklet handy and acces
sible to all in your domain,
ATHLETES DINE AT SE HIGH
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The Southeast High School, through its Booster Club, feted
its star athletes to a banquet on the night of April 12, 1962,
Master of Ceremonies during the presentation was Ca3S W, Richards, who has been president
of the Southeast Boosters' Club for the past three years.
Among those to share in the awards who are related to the RAI family were Scott
Sanders, son of Mr, and Mrs, G, R. Sanders, who was presented his reserve basketball letterj
and Phil Spurlock, son of Mr. and Mrs, Elmer Spurlock, who received his freshman football
letter,
SEVENTY DOLLARS AWARDED FOR SUGGESTIONS
on improved methods.
$10,00 awards weres
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S, C. Adkins and Ralph Binckley each won sug
gestion awards of $15,00 for their suggestions
Both employees are from the Engineering Division,
Employees winning
H, P. Lock, Stores, Transportation and Inspection Division^ Joan
England and Charlene Horn, Accounting Departmentj and Vernon Lewis, Industrial Relations,
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LET'S ALL HELP PREVENT ACCIDENTS I
persons in all waUcs of life.
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The truth of the matter is that
accidents can and do happen to
Wealth, position, heritage, creed, sex, and race make no
one immune to accidents.
They seem to happen to anyone who shows, in one way or another,
a disregard for his or her own personal safety<>
Since safety is a universal aid in our fight against accidents, all of us should
unite in fulfilling our obligations and upholding safety programs sponsored by industry,
schools, and government. Depending on our ancestry, whether we confirm our vote for safety
with INDEED, SI, JA, or OUI, the language is the same — we will help to prevent acci
dents in every way we can by speaking up for safetyo
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TEN-YEAR SERVICE AWARDS «**
G. A. Walters
M. J. Parker
D. A. Mancini
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Engineering Division
R. R. Helsel
E.
F.Botts
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*** APRIL BIRTHDAYS ***
We'll turn off April's showers and bring poetic flowers
So your birthday can be fragrant, warm, and bright j
And while wishing you all nice things, we dearly hope that life brings
You joys, good fortune, and health fore'er in sight.
C. W. Richards
P. Hughes
Charlene Horn ...........
P. M. Loveless ..........
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C. A. Bentz
5
Archie Graham
F. W. Bissonette
J. DeLeone
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10
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L. J. Rossow .„
12
R. G. Fleshman ...„<,«.. 15
W. J. Gwyer
15
M.
C.
J.
V.
C.
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19
20
20
21
J.
L.
A.
W.
R.
Parker
MeGee
Wollenberg
Hudson ......,.«,.
Hostetler
J« E. England
John Hank
E. A. Kilmer
G. R. Sanders
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Jerry Lejsek .......... 26
F.
0. Minor
C. A. Reed
T. I. Frissell
Owen R. Gallagher, Industrial Property Officer has accepted a position
with the Cleveland Ordnance District effective April 16.
Captain
Driscoll presented him with a letter of appreciation for his outstanding service rendered
this installation during his relatively short tour of duty here. The entire staff wish
him success in his new position. He and his wife, Mildred, and daughter, Rosalie, have
moved from their quarters on post to 736 East Highland Avenue, Ravenna, Ohio.
M. L. Barnhart is taking over Mr. Gallagher's duties, pro tern.
The C. R. Kennington's motored to Alexandria, Virginia, spending Easter vacation with
their son, Major C. R. Kennington, Jr., and family.
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Congratulations to Joe DiMauro»s son Pat, who
was nominated and chosen to receive a National
Honor Society certificate at Kent State University High School, where he is a junior.
R. W. Spencer was a member of the cast for the play "Construction" given at the Hiram
Christian Church in observance of Good Friday.
Our Strohlers1 Bowling Team participated in the National Industrial Tournament in
Dayton on April 1U and 15, 1962, and enjoyed getting in the competition.
Sorry to hear
you didn't do better, however.
Recent word from G. V. Stamm^formerly with Stores, extended thanks to the Recreation
Club for the party given in honor of the retired employees,,
G. V. tells us that Ben Bradley
is a trustee of Post 1055 VFW in Ravenna as is Chet laddie, both former employees, also.
Concerning himself, G« V. says, "I am dodging papering a couple of rooms - must work my
proficiency in profanity to a stage where it will assist me greatly — never failed before."
ENGINEERING EVENTS
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Ed Lietzow and wife vacationed the week of April 9 traveling to New
Orleans, Louisiana, and other points of interest enroute.
A hearty welcome back is extended to employees with familiar faces rehired for the
summer maintenance program.
Judith Rae,daughter of Ray McDaniels, will graduate from Tiffin University in May.
Judith, who is majoring in business administration is also Editor of the Tystenac (school
paper) and Secretary-Treasurer of the Kappa Delta Sorority.
She will start work for Ohio
Oil Company in Findlay, Ohio, upon graduation.
Bill and Helen Bowser are extremely proud of their son Jimmy, a seventh grader, who
was awarded the "Best of Show" Science Award for Southeast Elementary School District for
his science display. Their daughter Beth was the winner of first place for her Senior
Math Project at Windham High School.
Jane Lawrence was not sure if she was "grounded" or if it was by accident that her
husband took both sets of car keys with him to work; or was it just an "excuse" for being
late to work.
George Bowers visited with former co-workers at a party held in honor of his retire
ment on March 31st.
In attendance were Sawyer Kimes, Charles White, Vern Freudiger,
Ralph Lucas, Frank Belden, Benny Ingraham, and fellow employees who presented him a dress
hat as a token of their esteem.
George Road Shop employees, we understand, are having quite a time coping with Nick
Sarrocco of late. He's still very jubilant over being a member of the 2nd place team in
the Men1s Bowling League.
Kathleen Kelly, 14-year old daughter of E. P. Kelly, won the spelling bee at Charlestown School, which qualified her to compete in the County Bee at Kent, where she finished
8th of the 36 contestants.
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Charlotte Monroe enjoyed a pleasant week-end in March visit
ing with her brother and family, Newcomerstown, Ohio.
One
of her most unusual activities of the trip was in helping with spring butchering and dress
ing the meat, an experience she had not had since childhood days... Mary Mascio spent an
April week-end in meditation and prayer at the Retreat House in Youngstown.
Vol. 16, No. 4
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April,1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
1961-1962 SP0RT5CENERAMA
I SALUTE TO THE CHAMPIONS
"STROHLERS"
Wally WkUake.1
•TERMITES"
C<wL Bcuman
Joe. S<Lvon
Ed Uofivat
?<vt Revezzo
VLok Spe.nce.1
KU.cz Uiltgw
Silt HiUgzn
Lola Vavi6
1/eAn Vav-U
[ MONDAY MEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE
FINAL STANDINGS
Old Timers
Team
Points
George Road
TEAM HIGH GAME AND SERIES
.., . 0 ,,,,,,, 990
George Road
,.,....,,,,
Circle Residents
Strohlers
.,.,..
989
985
128
George Road
...,,
Circle Residents
124
..,,.,.,,,,
Old Timers
Engineers
......... 0
Headquarters
Guards
2782
2706
INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAME AND SERIES
Whitaker ,..,,,,..,,,,,,
256
Sivon ...,..'..........,
Pavlick ,..,.„...,,,,..
648
110
108
Pavlick
Revezzo
246
237
Spencer ...............
Erickson ..............
617
Thompson ....,...«..,..
235
Slider ,.....,.,..,....
609
Gwin-Talkowski
234
Revezzo
609
99
96
Spencer ..,...,',.,,.,«. 264
2736
110
121
68th EQD
...........
Old Timers ..„.,.....,.
Strohlers .............
..,,,..,,..,.,.
.,.,..„.. 4 ,,.,„
«,,,..,..
...............
635
621
[ TUESDAY MIXED DOUBLE LEAGUE]
FINAL STANDINGS
-
Team
Team High Game
Davises-Hiltgens
Pavlicks-Robinsons ,,.,,o1>
Driscolls-Kucher-Erickson
Burkeys-McClures ,«......,
Weatherfords-Thomas-Powell
Ernstes-Sases
Pavlicks-Robinsons .„..,,,..,,..
Ernstes-Sases .......,...,,.,.,.
730
700
Schisler-Spurlock-Edeker-Howie ,
692
Team High Series
............
Bowsers-Sechler-Howe11
.....
Pavlicks-Robinsons
.............
2015
„.................
1966
Schisler-Spurlock-Edeker-Howie
Ernstes-Sases
Gwins-Thompsons
Davises-Hiltgens
Ladies'
High Series
Estella Pavlick
Sally Schisler
Alice Hiltgen
,
,,
..,,....,....,.
1906
Ladies' High Game
Estella Pavlick .,.,.,..,,....,,
Dorothy Thomas ,.,......,...,..,
Sally Schisler .................
213
202
202
Hedy Kucher
..,,
Alice Hiltgen
...,..,,,.........
199
June Burkey
...,
June Burkey .....,..,,..,,...,..
Helen Bowser ,,,,(,
,,,,,
198
192
Hedy Kucher
191
Helen
Bowser
Margaret Sase
.,,
, <
Men's High Game
Les Burkey ..*............<
Bob Pavlick ,,...,,.,..,.,,
Bill Bowser-Ernie Erickson
..,.,,..., 4 ,.,„.,,,,
Men's High Series
Les Burkey
to...,..,,.,.,,..,...
Bob Pavlick ....,„...,
Paul Thompson ....,..,..,,,,,,,.
651
593
588
MONDAY MEN'S
LEAGUE
Ruffled, but triumphant, the Strohlers earned the Monday Men's League Championship with
their 6-2 win over the Guards as the season ground to a resounding finish,
Joe Sivon's 242-635
and Dick Spencer's 214-621 sparked the Strohlers1 drive to the crown.
Circle Residents were sidetracked in their Casey Jones effort to cop the title.
The 68th
EOD and Old Timers blasted their season's highest scores and the Circle-ites hope in the final
two nights of action.
The Old Timers matched the league's high game 990 and second high series
2736 as they romped to an 8-0 sweep.
Jack Streeter's 207 was high for the Old Timers, while
Paul Thompson's 220-531
failed to stem the tide
for the Circle Residents.
George Road Shop edged into second place as it won 16 consecutive points from Guards and
Headquarters,
Johnny Bechdel's lifetime high, 226-545, Dave James' 223, and Joe Sase's 217
paced the George Road Shop in its rapid climb,
TUESDAY MIXED
DOUBLES
The Termites captured the mixed doubles'
count,
Paul Thompson's
the season with
Robots
the year's highest
rolled 70^-2000,
164 were
top
championship as they defeated the
211-580 was high score for this match.
combined scores.
George Ernst's
Pinpickers
88's by
and Robots
a 6-2
climaxed
Pinpickers registered 700-1966, while the
200-510, Estella Pavlick's
200-521,
and Margaret Sase's
scores.
Les Burkey's 651 series, the year's individual high series,
scores were other highlights of the closing week's play.
MOST IMPROVED
BOWLERS;
TRIPLICATE CLUB MEMBERS;
1/eA.ne. Vavls
+ J7
Cal ChoA&M.
Mick Smjiocco
172
117
and Lola Davis'
137 triplicate
Jean Vft-Ucoll
+ 76
Lola Davis
LafOiu SdvaleA
7 37
100
| 19bTGOi.F LEAGUE RESULTS |
ENGINEER
ACCOUNTING LEAGUE
LEAGUE
233.5
Harris-Leonard
159,5
,, * „.. e. , ,,,«,,,,,,,,
217,5
Casbourne-Whitaker
158.5
,,,,,,,,,,,, c ,,,,„•,»,.»
215,5
Streeter-Pavlick
151,0
210,5
Lejsek-Readshaw
,,.,,,,.., a,,.....
202,5
James-Lietzow
,,,,,,,,,,.,,,.,,.,
,,,„,,„,,,,.,,»,,..
194,5
188.5
Bauman-Moneypenny
Horvat-Revezzo ,,.,,,,,,,,,.,.,,.,,,,
Carroll-Yocum .,,,«„,,,,,„,...„....,,
182.5
178.0
Gross:
Sarrccco-Sivon
Cooper-Klett
177.0
Net:
Talkowski
Sivon-McCloud
a,,..,,.,,,,,..,,
Harris-Readshaw
Krengel-Lynch
Lietzow-Leonard
,,,,,,,,.,,.,,,,.,,»,
Whitaker-llostetler
Talkowski-Walters
Driscoll-Erickson
,,.,, ntc....,,«......«..
McSherrys
,,,.,».,,,., , ,,«,,,».., ....
148.5
.,,...,,
.,
144.0
...................
139,5
SEASON'S
,.
LOW SCORES
,
29
,
23
SCOTCH GOLF LEAGUE
MJ^D_^OL£ J^EAGUE_
SiVOllS , r. • - - - « 3 , 1 9 5 . i a 9 0 o 0 » . o o g 0 0 0 ■ • .
Pavlicks , a.» .. < „. o»„ ..«o»o i. o«o«.«»»
Hostetlers ,,, ,.« , ,, „,, „., , a a»•.«a »»• •
Harrises ,,,, s , - ,», o,««,,»,» a.,, a <«.«
MCC 1 OLldS ,,«,»,»„,<..».,, o«, 5ia . a a a a a • a
Spencers ,,,,,»*,..,,»,.,„,, a <■ >«a.,,.
.,
,
35 ,5
32,0
20,5
19,0
16,0
15.5
8,5
Pav licks
Jameses ,,
35.0
34,0
Sechler-Howell
Lietzows .,.,
Thomas-Clark ,
Driscolls
Powells ,,...,,,»
31.5
29.0
22.0
18.0
12.5
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
Ravenna, Ohio
May, 1962
Dear Readers%
Employees in the shop maintenance department of the Engineering Division chalked up
over one million man-hours on May 1, 1962, without incurring a disabling injury: and for
this safety accomplishment, they qualified for and did receive the J. E. Trainer Safety
Award.
*
H. Mo Krengel initially presented the award to Go He locum, Plant Engineer, in the
Supervisory Safety-Training Meeting on May 15.
Then, on May 16, in a special ceremony
for all shop maintenance personnel, the certificate was personally handed to E. C. Lietzow.
Maintenance Foreman.
'
Capto Theron W. Driscoil and Ho M» Krengel both offered their congratulations to the
department for attaining this outstanding safety record.
the department occurred on November 24, 1954e
The last disabling injury in
.O
The maintenance shop encompasses skilled crafts of personnel including painters,
carpenters, millwrights, steamfitter-pliimbers, pipefitters, machinists, welders, sheet
metal workers, and radio-communications men, whose work takes them anywhere in the area*
and all were commended for the part they played and will continue to play in Ravenna
Ordnance Plant*s safety program,
TRAFFIC MEN MEET
- A 3-day conference was conducted by the Defense Traffic Management
Service in Piitstargh, Pennsylvania, beginning May 1, for industrial
trailic managers, commercial carrier representatives, and military installation conferees
within the Eastern Traffic Rsgion.
dressed the conference,%
Nationally prominent transportation executives ad
Attending from Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. were Lo Eo Lynch and F. R. Cooper.
^CREATION CLUB ELECTS JEj^CHAIRMAN
- Jack Powell, in a ballot of the Recreation Club
membership, was elected Chairman of the Board of
Governors. Dorothy Thoiaas, presiding chairman, was elected to serve for the next year on
the Board, of Governors, and R. Bo Walters was the third elected member to the Board.
Members attending the second, annual business meeting held on April 26, 1962, were
appointed by the presiding chairman as the nominating committee, since the required num
ber of members to constitute a quorom was not present. The nominees were Jack Powell,
Dorothy Thomas, R. B. Walters, Ernie Erickson, John Po Talkowski, Dick Benton, and Mary
Lou Bognar.
*
J
Ray Barton was appointed by the President of the Board of Governors, Capt. T. W.
Driscoil, to serve another year, and the newly elected Board requested Pat Revezzo to
serve as the secretary-treasurer. Mro H. Mo Krengel and Capt. T. V. Driscoil are perman
ent members of the Boardo Chairman-elect Jack Powell appointed Dorothy Thomas as Pub
licity Secretary.
# >
"GOLDEN 500" INCITES SAFETY TALK
-
Through the courtesy of The Firestone Tire & Rubber
Company, a color movie entitled "The Golden 500"
was obtained and shown to Ordnance and Contractor employees at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant,
The movie was first projected during the supervisory 3afety-training meeting, and
then as an added attraction for other persons because of the timely significance of the
film, which dealt with the 500-mile Indianapolis Memorial Day Racec
While the groups were assembled for the film showing, Mre C. F. Craver, Safety En
gineer and Training and Security Supervisor, gave a brief talk on safety and our seat
belt program*,
JOHN Po TALKOWSKI SPEAKS ON RADIOLOGICAL MONITORING
-
At the invitation of the Lords-
town High School Science Depart
ments John Po Talkowski, Ravenna Ordnance Plant Radiological Protection Officer, addressed
the science class on May 10, 1962O
Ths highlights of his speech included the basic concepts of radiological monitoring,
radioactive fallout and dose readings, and an explanation of the monitoring equipment.
Mro Talkowski is also the Radiological Instructor for the Trumbull County Civil
Defense and, as such, conducts weekly classes of approximately two and one-half hours
duration,
*
#
#
Adding to his already full schedule, Mr0 Talkowski enrolled in and completed a tenweek, 20-hour course at Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in labor-management
fields on such subjects as contract language and writing, negotiations, and arbitration.
The lecture classes were held each Wednesday, February 28 through May 9, from 7:00 p.m«
to 9s00 pom,,
SABU YACCINE MADE AVAILABLE
-
A number of Ravenna Ordnance Plant employees have re
ceived their first and second innoculations of the new
Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine in a mass innoculation program sponsored by the Portage County
Medical .Society and other Portage County Civic groups<>
Other Ohio counties having mass
innoculations were Geauga, Summit, Cuyahoga, and Ashtabulao
The dates for the County-wide mass innocolation were set as follows:
dcsej May 27, 2nd dosej and June 24, third dose0
April 29? 1st
Local area newspapers have publicized
this program} however, in the event you missed any of the doses, you will be able to get
them in the fall in a "make-up" clinic which is being planned. Watch for further annotmcemsnts or check with your family doctor if you missed any one of the three doses*
It is errtremely important that all persons from 6 weeks to 50 years of age be
vaccinated to stamp out this dread disease,,
HONOR.STUDENTS HONORED
-
Southeast High School on May 10 had a special recognition
program in the auditorium for honor students from Charlestown,
Deerfield, Edinburg, Palmyra, and Paris Grade Schools and Southeast High School,,
parent So friends, and relatives of the students were also present,,
Many
Elementary school principals were introduced, x/ho then presented the three top
pupils iia the eighth grade classes,. Among the top from Charlestown School was Theodore
Humphrey, son of Mr. and Mrso Lo Bo Humphrey,,
received a certificate and a medal0
aroa0
Ted, along with the other honor students,
The high school scholarship team consisted of the two top students in each subject
Larry Calby, guidance director (and former safety inspector for Ravenna Arsenal,
- 3 -
Inc.), presented the certificates.
Scott Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Sanders, was
on the team acknowledged for outstanding work in chemistry.
Following the program, refreshments were served in the cafeteria by members of the
scholarship committee, representing each of the six PTA's in the Southeast District.
CUBS ARE SATURDAY TOURISTS
-
A busload of 34 persons, the majority being cub scouts
ranging in age from 8 to 12, were given a tour of selected
areas of the Ravenna Ordnance Plant on Saturday, May 5O
In charge of Cub Scout Pack 60 of Newton Falls was Mr0 Joseph Uhrin, and the visit
brought back many memories to Joe since he had worked at the installation about 18 years
ago.
Carl Bauman, who had been Cub Master of this pack for four years, acted as official
guide. Among the nine den mothers was his wife, Mary Grace, and with the cubs were two
of their boys, Richard Esken (age 9) and Billle Bruce (8).
The tour covered an area of 31 miles, and Carl remarked that the scouts kept their
seat belts fastened in spite of all the excitement caused when they caught sight of deer,
groundhogs, ponies, etc. When they stopped at the Route 80 fish pond, the boys spotted
large bass and bluegills. At another pond they were enchanted to see two deer cooling
off in the water amid dozens of mallard ducks. Of course, all took flight when the bus
entered that area©
The visit to the fire station also proved fascinating for the cubs, especially when
they saw a 12-eylinder motor on one of the fire trucks. All in all, it was a thrilling
day for all the tourists.
John Hank, Cub Master of Pack 64, Braceville, and 25 cub scouts and five den
mothers, had an equally exciting tour of nature's best at the Government plant a week
prior to the Newton Falls Cub Pack tour, but rain was added.
showers dampen the little scouts' spirits, Hank observed.
GRAUT L, HIGGINS DEAD
«
Not in the least did the
News was received that Grant L. Hlggins, former Inspection
Superintendent for the Operating Contractor, died on or about
May 5.
It was learned that Mr. Higgins was enroute to White Sands Proving Ground on an
assignment fx'om Raritan Arsenal, where he was last employed, when he became ill and was
rushed to a hospital in Washington, D. C. Death was due to a ruptured ulcer.
Mr. Higgins was employed in Civil Service as an ammunition inspector from February,
194-2, until the time of his takeover by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. on March 5, 1952. He re
turned to Civil Service work in June of 1955 and had assignments at Letterkenny Ordnance
Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, overseas, and at Raritan Arsenal, Metuchen, N. J.,
prior to his demise.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, who are now in Alabama.
LOCAL TALENT HIGHLIGHTS SPRING DANCE
-
The spring dance was held by the Recreation Club
on May 5, 1962, in the Recreation Hall, with
approximately 85 members and guests attending. Entrance to the hall was through a floral
and foliage decorated trellis. The effect created by decorations and lighting was that
of a sumptuous night club, and guests danced to the music of Lyons orchestra.
Intermission entertainment was presented by Master of Ceremonies Tern Davis and in
cluded a Julie London record pantomined by Elmer Spurloek, whose evening gown and blond
curls were the envy of the feminine guests. "It's All Done With The Hands" was next with
hula dancers Jack Powell, Ted Driscoll, George Ernst, Darrel Edeker, Edie Ernst, Lola
Davis, and Gladys Spurlocko For a change of pace, the "Hillbilly Group" of Bill Hiltgen,
with a bass violas Ray Barton, guitar^ George Kucher, washboard and spoonsi and Claud
Thomas, mandolin, rendered three realty long-haired musical scores,,
A midnight buffet lunch was served following a wo&derful evening of fun.
The committee for the dance was composed of Bill and Alice Hiltgen, Sally Schisler,
and Dorothy McGlure.
A Friday evening fish fry and social ""hour" was enjoyed on May 18 by nearly 65 Club
members, wives and husbands, when R. 0o Fleshman donated 60 pounds of fish (he had caught
and cleaned himself), to the Club.
French fries, cold slaw, and coffee were also served.
The Chefs were R. 0. Fleshman, Frank DeLeone, and Elmer Spurlock. Dishwashers and potato
peelers were Edie Ernst, Clara Powell, Gladys Spurlock, and Dorothy Thomasj Bartender was
Joe DeLeoneo Chairman Jack Powell was genial host and cashiero
SALT AND HEAT
-
The sudden approach of hot weather, as was the case the weeks of May 7
and 14, can be uncomfortable,,
At work we try to avoid such discomfort by providing salt tablets at drinking foun
tains throughout the instaliation<> The tablets are a coated compound designed to dis
solve slowly, and they should be taken with a 6 ounce to 8 ounce drink of water. They
will not cause nausea©
Employees who are diabetic, or who suffer from high blood pressure, should not use
the tablets* Signs to this effect are postsd at the drinking fountains,,
What should you do if someone is overcome by heat? The FAMILY EMERGENCY ALMANAC
says for heat exhaustion, when the victim becomes weak, nauseated, perspiring, pale, and
clammy P put him to bedo
Make him drink a half teaspoon of salt in a half glass of water
every 15 minutes for three or four doses0
Heat stroke can be extremely serious, especially to elderly people,.
The symptoms
are flushed face, dry skin, headache, rapid pulse, and extremely high body temperature.
Before you can get the person to a hospital, make him lie down and sponge his body with
water or alcohol to bring his temperature down to normalo
Here are three things to remember during hot, summer dayss
lo
2O
3o
Avoid long exposure to the siin.
Avoid excessive activity«,
Wear light-weight and light-colored clothing that reflects heat*
Have you checked your copy of the ALMANAC lately?
BILLY BOARD SATSs
SAFETY BELTS SAVE LIVESo
USE THEM,
Everyone is talking about safety belts these days., including Billy Board. What's
more, with everyone recognizing the need for them, people are doing something about seat
belts, too. They are having them installed in their cars, and they are being installed
in buses and vehicles used for commercial transportation,.
As is the case with anything, unless used, it has little or no value.
Therefore,
when you have seat belts put in your vehicle — a wise and economical investment — in
sist that persons use them for their own and safety's sakeo
BIRTHDAY. GREETINGS
The fifth month of the year is happy to state
It has birthdays galore to celebratej
And because you've a birthday in merry ole May,
Make it worth celebratingj have a wonderful day I
J* R* Baryak *•«**..*..•
5
M« Lo ROSSOW oocoooocoeo
6
R.
0« Moneypenny „,„,,„,
7
J. G. Varga *.*....00000
9
Fo B. FOUght ooooooooooo
6
Jo He Schaffer ooooc.o.
Eo Jo Horvat .„„„„„,,
Eo Fo Herm oeoooooooaoo*
1*7
Uo
*to
wOjOOlK oooooooooooo*
-I- /
Wo
-Eio
ij3WxS
&*
ooeooooo*.**
10
13
A, L. Fogle Mt«««»< 24.
J. Jo Whiting ....... 27
Fo Reichelderfer .... 28
H. W. Williams
30
**# TEN-YEAR SERVICE AWARDS ***
Fo 0* Minor
May 15, 1952
Engineering Division
IN MEMORIAM
John So Papiska, Lineman at Ravenna Ordnance Plant for approximately 20 years, died
May 22, 1962, following a brief illness and hospitallzation.
Mr* Papiska
United States at
1933*
Survivors
Leggettj and two
was bom in Budapest, Hungary, December 10, 1902, and came to the
the age of six months*
He had lived in the Garrettsville area since
include his wife, the former Lillian Kucharckj a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ann
sons, John M* and Harold,,
Funeral services were held May 25 at the Mallory Funeral Home, Garrettsville, Ohio.
Burial was in Park Cemeteryo
OUR SYMPATHY TO a
Ray Koran whose mother, Mrs* Anna Koran, died on May 9*
Funeral
services were held May 12, 1962, at the Mallory Funeral Home,
Garrettsville, Ohio*
John Marsine on the death of his brother, Steven Mar sine, who died on April 15,
Funeral services were held on April 18, 1962, at the Joseph Holan & Son Funeral
Home, Cleveland, 0hioo
1962.
Walter Onstott, whose father-in-law, Mr,, Rue Jones, died on April 19, 1962. Funeral
services were held at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown, Ohio, on April 21, 1962.
Eino Hill, whose father Mro Hjilmar Hill, died on April 29, 1962*
Born in ELvi-
jarvi, Finland, on September 13, 1883, Mro Hill moved to Kettle River, Minnesota, in
1942. Funeral services were in Hamlin Chaplin Funeral Home, Moose Lake, Minnesota.
PHIL LOVELESS RETIRES
-
Ever spry and youthful appearing, Philip M, Loveless retired
at the age of 65 the latter part of April after serving more
than 21 years at the Ravenna Ordnance Planto During his service here, Phil made his
headquarters at the George Road Paint Shop as a painter, supervisor, and a good friend
to everyone* His comments on retiring weres
ttI enjoyed every day while at Ravenna
Arsenal*, Fine place to work. Good management and the best of everything to work with fine employees*
Good safety programs - good shops - and of a small item, wonderful
drinking water, but for me a big item*15 His retirement plans include traveling, pos
sibly to the Seattle "World's Fair,™ in Washington, and trip to San Jose, California,
with his wife Maybelle to visit their son and family*
-6 RETIREE REPORTS
-
G. Y. Stamm of 4-283 Lake Rockwell E., R. D. #1, Ravenna, Ohio,
started his letter to me in this manners
"For sometime I had in
tended to write informing you how well I enjoyed the Retiree1 s Party of March 1st
(Recreation Glub sponsored), but delayed it mainly because I wanted to belt out a few
lines of alleged verse concerning my activities since leaving there. Well, the Mexican
type ardor seemed to be predominant in my system, so did nothing much about it until I
got the March News Lettero
it."
So I am using its
Anyway I am enclosing it, and if it seems appropriate, use
SINCE I'VE RETIRED
By
G. V. Stamm
A year or so ago I let you know
It was time for me to up and goj
To step aside so younger folks might troll
Endeavor's waters that so oddly roll
While I expound the wisdom that I've sired
And laced with hindsight's wine since I've retired,,
I now have reached the calmer, nobler pass
That ignores even reptiles in the grassj
Can eat most any apple to the core
Excepting Kings 2s2:23-24 —
I'd rather sow a batch of finer seeds
Than sorrow after such a crop of deeds.
From somewhere I've borrowed a lofty tome
To add a bit of stature to the foams
I've stoked my mind with fourteen carat words,
A verbal raiment fitting for the birds
That might a-light upon some dozing fire
To spark a kindred soul since I've retired,
I've watched the chickens while they scratch and race,
And pondered why the rooster wins the chase}
I've sprayed and pruned to make the fruit abound,
And yet the worms are bound to stick around!
I've tended flowers like gals once admired,
But found no customers since I've retired*
I've had no time for such as household toil
Except to note when dinner comes to boilj
I've earned the right, I'm sure, to grace the room
Unruffled by the swishing of a broom
Or from a stool ray gifted views impart
The days the house-queen tears the place apart*
I've hoed and hoed and then I've hoed some more,
And wound up buying our food from the store:
This year I hope to loll beneath a bough
And fondly dream of those still with the plough,
And say to all I knew, I'll feel admired
If still they greet me since I've retired.
Best regards to all,
G« V,
Stamm
«=» 7
NOTICE ffiOPT TKm BONDS
IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR BONDS FOR THE MONTH OF MAI, PLEASE, DO NOT BE
ALARMED.
THERE, WERE NO MAI BONDS ISSUED AS OF MAI 20, 1962, BY THE BANK WHO
HANDLES RAI'S BOND ACCOUNT!
AT THE BEGINNING OP MAI, THE BANK SWITCHED TO COMPUTER OPERATIONS, WHICH
CAUSED A TWO TO THREE-WEEK DELAY* WHEW THIS SYSTEM IS IN FULL OPERATION, INSTEAD
OF ISSUING BONDS EVERY WEEK, THE BANK WILL ORDER BONDS FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE
EVERY TWO WEEKS*
THEREFORE„ AFTER THE MAY BONDS HAVE, BEEN DISTRIBUTED, EMPLOYEES
WHO HAVE DEDUCTIONS FOR A BOND A WEEK WILL BE RECEIVING TWO BONDS AT A. TIMS.
YOUR BONDS WILL STILL BE DATED FOR THE MONTH IN WHICH THE MONEY IS DEDUCTED:
FROM PAYROLL, SO THERE WILL BE NO LOSS OF EARNED INTEREST I
EXEC-ACCOUNTS -
A parade in Warren, Ohio, on April 29, which prevued Loyalty Day, drew
a responsive crowd as various military, veteran, school, and church
groups participated iri the program,,
T^o kaown participants were Dorothy Lott of the VFW
Post 1090 women's drill team, ard Ronald Talkowskij, member of the Warren Junior Military
Band.
Harold KLett sprung the summer fishing season by dropping his line in Mogadore
Lake <><>• Also getting in the spirit of fishing was Ho M. Krengel, who acquired a Florida
tan the first time out©
Fred Cooper attended the funeral of an. aunt who passed away in Gleveland on April 2,
and whose body was removed to Ringgoldj, Georgia, for burial..«> The father of Dorothy Lott
is recuperating satisfactorily^ following major surgery in a Warren hospital.
Tress 0*Lear is ons of a committee of classmates from Newton Falls High School now
planning a reunion of the 1942 graduating 3.1assOe. Sally Gil limn attended a bowling
sports banquet in Newton Falls cm May 1 and received her share of the team1 s earnings for
having settled for seventh place in. the Tuesday night women's league.
Pat Revezzo and the Strok-Ierts, i2.v»,luding Ed Horvat, Dick Spencer, Joe Sivon, and
Wally Whitaker, teamed together in Street;sbo:ros Kent, Dayton, and Salem on different
weekends, to take part In tournament bowlingo
Joe topped the team with his 570 series
and 244 game in Dayton©
Ed, who said he merely went for the ride, came in second in
total pins with 542.
The other bowlers were more proficient playing Tang.
Wally
clinched the high series for the team in Salem by rolling 54-0©
The Stroh-lers won first
place in the Monday night league at KQP«,
Pat also bowled Tuesday nights in Mies with a team shared in part by Ed Horvat and
John Talkowski.
The team's final standing was fifth place in the league.
As in previous years, students attending the junior-senior prom in Ravenna were
given assistance by the Elks Club, to which Mr. and Mrso Rc Bc Walters belong.
In this
particular instance, Gladys did things the right wayX
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INDEX
<=
Go R» Saadere and Elizabeth Chamberlin were present in
Wayiaadj, 0Mo9 on April 27 for the groundbreaking cere
monies which will commence work oa Portage County's $14.4 million West Branch Reservoir.
Mary Lou Blake, daughter of Guard Bloke took a few minutes from her busy schedule
of spring vacationing with her parents and grandparents to stop in at the Headquarters
Building during the week of Marsh 25 „
Mary Lou is a mighty busy girl at Eastman School
of Music, but is thriving oa it and says she "just loves it."
- 8 0 N
THE
SPORTS
SCENE
Participants in the golfing and bowling leagues met at the Recreation Hall at
5sl5 PoBU, May 23, 1962, for their Annual Sports Banquet.
The buffet table offered a choice of roast beef, fried chicken, and ham with
scalloped potatoes, salad, vegetable, relishes, coffee, rolls, and ice cream. Even
though Dorothy Thomas, Staff Nurse, was making mental notes, many enjoyed seconds at
the table.
Following the delicious meal, G. R. Sanders presented speakers Mr. H. M. Krengel
and Capt. T. W. Driscoll. Company awards of jackets and trophies for winners in the
golfing and bowling leagues were presented by ,T. P. Talkowski.
The 1962 Golf Leagues got under way during May with the Men's Tuesday (Riverview)
League starting action on the 29thj Men's Thursday (Chestnut Hills) League on May 24thj
and the Mixed Couples to start on Wednesday, June 6, at Chestnut Hills.
SPORTSCQPE
LUCKY STRIKES VICTORS IN ROLL-OFF
— The playoff between the first and second
half winners found the Lucky Strikes defeating the Knights to win the Junior League
Championship*, Members of the title-winning team ares
Susan Ernst, Reba Lovett, Ray
Byers, Billy Bowser, Tommy Thompson, and Larry Schisler.
TEAM STANDINGS - 2ND HALF
Won
Shights
44
Gutter Getters
3li
Tipsy Toddlers
Lucfcy Strikes
37§-
22
TEAM HIGH - 3 GAMESs
FINAL STANDINGS AFTER ROLL-OFF
Lost
24
30g-
36-g-
46
Lucky Strikes - 1783
1st place
Lucky Strikes
3rd place
Gutter-Getters
2nd place
4th place
Knights
Tipsy Toddlers
TEAM HIGH - SINGLE GAME: KNIGHTS - 646
INDIVIDUAL HIGH - 3 GAMES (SCRATCH)
INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAME (SCRATCH)
Chuck Bognar
Chuck Bognar
Bill Bowser
Tom Tho:mpson
Ron Talkowski
469
419
417
INDIVIDUAL HIGH - 3 GAMES (HANDICAP)
Tom Thompson
INDIVIDUAL HIGH GAME
193
174
161
(HANDICAP)
Larry Schisler
550
Chuck Bognar
Patti Thompson
Bill Bowser
537
520
Chuck Bognar
206
Larry Schisler
201
Vol* 16, No. 5
217
May, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
^
Ravenna, Ohio
June, 1962
Dear Readers;
The ksmsr observed Its 187th anniversary this month. On the occasion, General G. H.
Deeper, Ohiof of Staff, U. S. Army, extended personal greetings and best wishes to all
members of the United States Army,
Since 1775, the Army has played a -vital role in peace and in war, operating in all
camera of the world, In all types of climate and terrain, to protect the United States
agaans-G hostile threats.
All of the.a has been dona aitb. distinction,,
The peacetime sendee of the Army has also been notable.
Achievements in the areas
o^ f5C2.enoific development and in civil works have contributed significant]^ to the econ
omic wej_L»being of our countryo
Everyone looks to the Army as a source of strength is meeting the challenges this
complex worla faces.
That is why we salute the Army on Its 187th birthday,
IMMLMiMk „ on May 23, several employees of .an electrosaica firm began installation
of automatic fire detection devices in crawl spaces under three build
ings in the Administration Area, toe of the buildings affected' was Headcrcarters, where
Ordnance Corps and Contraetoi*' s staffs are located,
While the installation work was in progress, and before it was checked and tested,
a serj.es of false alarms was registered which, on the morning of May 24, caused the
Contractor«s fire department to respond to the sail.
Three minutes wag. all -it took for
une Ixremsa. and large pumper to arrive at Headquarters where they remaitied on call
until it was assured that all was well. a:ad. the all-el-sa.-? signal could be given.
This may have been the first time some employees In the building got to see plant
firemen xr, action (usually they exist in name only, as 3J1Ilbois cf flre protection), but
now, many aore persons know and respect them all the more for thei^ devotior to duty —
even vweci false alarms are sounded.
EZMMSLJB&Q^gja&n^. - A conference on the Implemsntatioji of MILSTRIP (Military
, _
'
''■
Standard Hoq-uisitiosing and Issue Procedures) was conducted
at Ordnance Aammaitioa Command, Jollet, Illinois, froa June 5 through 7, 1962. Conferses ■ roffi the instaOJation included Margaret Parker of the Contractor's organisation and
u. Ko callagoer, Ordnance Corps,
Apprax&nateSy .IOC persons from various other installa
tions wer© present for the three-day conference,.
The discussion centered on problems■coaeazoing renovation, normal maintenance, and
otner depot operations,, MILSTRIP, which is to become effective July 1, 1962, wiU onOy
apP-'-y to conventional ammunition as it pertains to Field Service documentation.
oi x.ne worjc will be handled in the Stock Control Department,
Most
_
Following the QAC conference, and with the recelut of sJddes, tape recordings, and
brochures, training meetings were scheduled in the conference room to farther indoctrinate
personnel who, directly or indirectly, would become involved in the application of the
new procedures.
Approximately 18 hours were required for the full training period.
Personnel who attended all of the scheduled conferences were Margaret Parker, Amy
Miscevich, W. H. Carroll, and 0. R. Gallagher.
Persons who attended only parts of the
session, as applicable to their activity,, were R. W. Spencer, W. R. Whitaker, J. N.
DiMauro, L. E. Lynch, E. P. Romick, Charlene Horn, and M. L. Barnhart.
CARROLL EXCET.T.KNT FOR COURSE
-
Notification was received from the U. S. Army Ordnance
School, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., that W. H.
Carroll had completed a 29-credit hour subcourse on Ammunition Destruction and Surveil
lance, for which he achieved an excellent rating.
Mr. Carroll is Chief Ammunition In
spector for the Contractor.
E-L AGENT WINS IN DIVISION
-
C. J. Meyer has been the local agent for the ErieLackawanna Railroad at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant for
the past 19 years.
Recently, he entered a contest sponsored by the railroad, in which
he submitted four slogans.
The purpose of the contest was to select a slogan which
could be used to promote damage-free handling of freight.
Much to his surprise, Mr. Meyer was called to the office in loungstown, Ohio,
where Superintendent E. J. Robisch acknowledged him as the employee from his division
with the winning entry, and presented him with a $25.00 U. S. Government Savings Bond.
Mr. Meyer also received much publicity, and a letter of commendation from the president
of the company, Mr. M. G. Mclnnes.
Mr, Meyer related that a Cleveland man was the winner for the E-L system and that
his entry and the winning entries from over 132 Class I railroads throughout the country
will be considered for the national slogan which will be used by all railroads in the
interests of freight claim prevention.
BEEF LANDS
-
Several months ago a lease agreement was entered into between the Corps
of Engineers and Kenley Industries, Inc. of Warren, Ohio, for the
leasing of approximately 7,000 acres of grazing land at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant.
On May 299 after cattle guards had been installed on the newly-leased property,
the first 100 head of beef cattle arrived.
The program of leasing land for grazing purposes has been advanced by the Corps
of Engineers in an effort to utilize arsenal land not readily required for the mission
of the Government installation.
ALLEYS TO BE REFINISHED
-
Bowling alleys and approaches in the Recreation Building
will be refinished to meet ABC standards and be ready for
league bowling in the fall.
The alleys will be closed down during the latter part of
June and the entire month of July to allow sufficient time for refinishing, cleaning,
and other minor repairs or painting which may be required.
LADY GARDENER GETS WRITTEN
-
Agnes Marshall is a telephone operator, but she is more
than that.
Not only can she get you the right number,
bat she can tell you how to properly grow seeds and bulbs to make your garden more
beautiful.
What's more she can write as well as talk about her hobby of gardening.
For instance, Agnes drove to the Shammarello Nursery in South Euclid, Ohio, re
cently and was quite impressed with the results made by the owner to develop a more
colorful, bud-hardy rhododendron suitable for planting in the Cleveland to Boston area,
without the legginess found in the older strain of the popular broad-leaved evergreen.
After 25 years of hard work, patience, and luck, Mr. Shammarello succeeded in uncovering
a rich lode of valuable new hybrids especially adapted to growth in today's smaller
gardens and. for foundation planting for single-story, ranch-type homes,,
His achieve
ments were hailed in a feature article in the magazine, FLOWER GROWER,,
Agn.es,, being an earthy, intellectual gardener, listened intently as Tony Shammarello
told of his years of selection and hand pollination of plants and seedlings, and the dis
carding of thousands of plants because they did not meet his rigid standards,. Now he
has been praised by leading horticulturists as having provided a sharp upgrading in the
quality of garden I'hododendrons as evergreenso
While returning home from the nursery, Agnes was filled with prose and purpose, so
she wrote about ite The article had to be condensed before it was reprinted in the
WESTERN RESERVE DEMOCRAT, a weekly. Warren publication; but the editor and a very dear
friend of Agnes, Marie Neal Martin, was also impressed to the point that she had to see
for herself, Agnes made the return trip to the nursery with Mrso Martin, and both ladies
returned with azalea and rhododendron plants for their yards,,
If you axe traveling in the northwestern part of Warren, in the vicinity of Stephens
Avenue where the Marsnails reside, and just happen to notice a garden full of red and
white blooris, you will know that these flowers were made more beautiful by the loving
care of Agnes Marshall, gardener extraordinary„
L?^MLMESSlMH^
-
"Those fine arid wonderful days spent at the Grand Old Ravenna
Arsenal will always be something pleasant to dream about in
years to come,/8 remarked Okey Minor when he retired on May 31, 1962O
Ar. employee at the plant since April, 19429 Mro Minor's service with Ravenna
Arsenal., Inc. dated back to February 18, 1952, when he was hired as an electrician in
the Engineering Division,,
Although Mre Minor admitted that he sometimes gets a bit sentimental, he could
honestly say that the Ravenna Ordnance Plant was the most congenial and very best place
he had ever workedo
During his retirement, he doesn't expect to have any idle hours unless he wishes,
however. He is presently in the process of some home remodeling; he "dabbles" in
amateur photography; likes to hunt; expects to do some water color and oil color paint
ing, in addition to finding time for other hobbies of woodworking, art, and music.
Mro Minor arid his wife, the former Mary Catherine McClean, make their home at
914 Columbia Aveo, Newton Falls, Ohio, and they hope to have more time to enjoy their
eight grandchildren and friends who may drop in to visit, now that Okey is retired,,
SSilPATHX
- Sympathy is extended to Helen List an, former Stationery, Mail Room, and
Record Clerk, whose husband, Ben Listen,, died June 8, 1962, at Robinson
Memorial Hospital, Ravenna, following a brief illness. Burial was in Windham Cemetery.
Helen is presently staying with her daughter and family, Mrs. William J. Bowser, in the
staff circle.
Also, to the families of Ann Voll Boggs and C. R. Hostetler whose father and
father-in-law respectively, Michael Zavortink, passed away on June 10, 1962. Ann flew
in from Florida for the funeral. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna.
Sympathy is extended to Lillian RoMcGorjnell on the death of her father, Andrew
Rogalo Mr. Rogal had retired and was living in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he had
made his home for the past two years,.
Also to Mr. and Mrso T. Spahn and family our sympathy is extended on the death of
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EXEC-ACCOUNTS
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Our apologies go to Gladys Walters over the article that appeared in
part in this column in the May issue of the NEWS LETTER.
The refer
ence to her help with the junior-senior prom in Ravenna, which was finished with the
sentences
"In this particular instance^ Gladys did things the right way!", actually
climaxed a preceding paragraph which had been left out of the paper.
Everyone knows
Gladys is a good sport and can tell a good story on herself«
So, when she came to work
and honestly admitted driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street in Guyahoga
Falls one rainy night in April, her cohorts teasingly called her "Wrong-Way" Walters,
We hope this explanation will make things RIGHT again as far as Gladys Ann is concerned.
A letter from Roslyn Solky revealed that a move away from New York City and their
newly-decorated apartment was imminent since Ed had been promoted and would be re
located in or near Indianapolis, Indiana,,
Roz promised to stop in at Headquarters
when enroute to the Hoosier Stateo
The Wednesday night league of Lordstown bowlers on which Pat Revezzo was teamed
this past bowling season fared quite well, having won the first and second halves,
high set, and high game0
Pat wasn't able to be at the banquet on May 19 to collect
all the "loot" and awards preferring instead to be in Columbus with his sons and help
Johnnie celebrate his 12th birthday,,
Jack Streeter proudly proclaimed to Ho Mo Krengels
"Well, I've caught up with
you.
I now have five grandchildren, tool"
This statement was made through the courtesy
of his son-in-law and daughter, Mro and Mrs0 Roy Pancosp, who presented the Streeters
with their second grandson and fifth grandchild on May 28O
Carl Vinciguerra, former Stock Control Manager, who returned to the Firestone
Home Office on January 7, 1958, observed his 30th anniversary of service with the
Parent Company on June 1, 1962O
Congratulations went forward to him from H. M. Krengel
and his staff who worked with Carl during the early years of Contractor takeover of
operations from the Governmento
for RAIo
Mro Vinciguerra also worked in the Voucher Department
What does it feel like to see your daughter on TV?
Well, Fred Cooper had an op
portunity to see 3-year old Melonie appear in Miss Barbara's Romper Room over Chan
nel 5, Cleveland,,
No doubt about it, Fred was mighty proudo
In the meantime, back in
the Cooper domicile, Melonie was a celebrity for a few days because of her television
appearanceo
Graduation was in the air during these past weeks, along with talk of class re
unions.
To Charlene Horn it was a double evento
She and her husband attended his
class reunion in Amity, Ohio (near Mount Vernon), and later was present for her step
daughter8 s graduation from Ravenna High School,,
The Canfield Speedway proved to be an exciting arena for the Horn family recently.
Four-year old Jeff was introduced to the motored melodramae
Charlene, affectionately
referred to as "Punxatawney Rose" because of her birthright, tried to capture some of
the action and spills with her 8mm movie camera.
Gladys Walters baked the cake that made the ninth birthday of Michael Romick a
delight on June 4-.
The cake was shared with brother Jimmie who turned six on June 6.
The boys thought the cake was dee-liciouSe
Mike wrote a thank-you note to Gladys,
stating she was a good cake cook.
The birthday brothers are the sons of Eli P. Romick,
The rainbow straw hat with rose which Ed Horvat received boxed at his desk is not
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ON
THE
JUNIOR BOWLERS HOLD BANQUET
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SPORTS
SCENE
On May 23* 1962S the participants in the Junior Bowl
ing League held their banquet at the Recreation Hall,
and gave recognition to the winning teams as well as individual recognition for high
honors throughout the season©
Awards were made by Major Ernst who had been the main
stay throughout the entire bowling season, having been present each Saturday afternoon
for league play.
An expression of appreciation was presented Major Ernst by the League,
Individual Honors
Susan Ernst
Shirley Hiltgen
Lorraine Thompson
Patty Thompson
115
High Average
High Series
148
520
High Game
Nancy Hiltgen
193
High Game with
397
High Series with
Chuck Bognar
124
Tommy Thompson
Billy Bowser
Larry Schisler
419
174
Jimmy Bowser
190
550
Xin.nuXCq.p
Handicap
Martha McGlure
+
24
Most Improvement
Larry Schisler
+
26
in Average
TUESDAY. NIGHT GOLF LEAGUE
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The Riverview Golf Course is proving to be quite a
challenge to most of the participants in this league;
it's been reported that one foursome, who shall remain nameless, had a total of 43
strokes on the 4th holee
STANDINGS - Week of June 19s
Team
Won
Team
Won
Erickson-Khcher
Burns-Lynch
Sivon-Sarroc c o
Spene er-Liet zow
36*5
THURSDAY MEN'S GOLF LEAGUE
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organized to play this courseo
the standings*.
Spahn-KLett
26.0
36.0
Harris-Leonard
Horvat-Revezzo
30o0
TalkowskL-Walters
25.0
23.0
21,0
Chestnut Hills Golf Course, has seen many leagues from
Ravenna Ordnance Plant, and again this year a league
Competition see'ins to be running high as indicated by
STANDINGS - Week of June 21
Team
Won
Team
Won.
E.
No
L.
Jo
To
32.0
Ho Me Krengel
Ho BLett
23.5
Go R, Sanders
21.0
Jo Metcalf
Fo Cooper
16.0
Leonard
Sarrocco
Lynch
Streeter
Hudson
Vol. 16, No. 6
30.5
30.5
29.5
24.0
23.0
20.0
June, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Ince? a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
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Ravenna, Ohio
July, 1962
Dear Readers!
It is always delightful to hear comments expressed about articles which appear in
the HEWS LETTER. That our paper gets around was evident when Mr. Paul Neff, Editor of
the CALIFORNIAN (a Firestone publication), wrote a personal note to Mrs. Agnes Marshall,
addressing her as Ravenna^ "Hello Girlo"
He had just read the story which appeared
about Agnes on pages 2 and 3 of the June edition of the plant publication, entitled "Lady
Gardener Gets Written,11 and he was moved to send her two packets of "super-duper" giant
zinnia seeds.
Editor Neff, who claims he is no gardener but. enjoys lovely flowers, sent the seeds
for "use as if and when convenient and time2yon To Agnes, it was timely, and a garden
path was converted into a bed for one packet of the seeds.
The other packet Agnes
shared with Tress 0*Lear who wrote the featured article for the HEWS.
ARM! SEC SENDS FAREWELL
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Elvis J. Stahr, Jr., Secretary of the Army, released this
farewell address upon his departure from the Department of
Army:
"To all members of the United States Army, as I prepare to leave office, I want to
express my sincere appreciation to the men aod women of the United States Army for the
loyalty and support you have given me as Secretary of the Army since January 24, 196l«
"The Army — Regular, National Guard, and. Reserve — in recent months has grown
in strength, readiness, and capability to a degree unparalleled in its peacetime his
tory. As a result, the nation can now face the future with increasing confidence and
carry on the noble work of establishing a just and durable peace from a position of
greater strength than ever before in this troubled year of crisis.
All of the members
of the Army, whether in or out of uniform, haTe had a part in its splendid achievements,
and each of you has the right to take individual pride in them.
"It has been.a great privilege to serve with you, and to enjoy your comradeship*
I leave the Army with full confidence that under the leadership of my able successor
it will continue to grow in spirit and power e'-rery day, and will remain a major instru
ment to bring about and preserve peace, with freedom, for ourselves and our children.
"May God bless you all."
Secretary Stahr resigned effective July 1, 1962, to become president of Indiana
University.
In accepting his resignation. President Kennedy praised Mr. Stahr1s accom
plishments while Secretary of Army.
COLONEL SORENSEN LEAVES OAC
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Cyrus Roberts Yanee was named to succeed Stahr.
H. M. Krengel, General Manager of Ravenna Arsenal, Inc.,
received a letter fx'om Gol. Lennard C. Sorensen, Chief
of the National Industrial Operations Division at Ordnance Ammunition Command, in which
he expressed his appreciation for the oooperatioa and support provided his division
during the three and one-half year tour of duty he had at the command installation. He
also offered his sincere thanks for capable service, as well as his best wishes for the
future*
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Colonel Sorensen stated further: "Though a standby facility is without the color
or glamour of an operating plant, let me reassure you that the retention of your instal
lation in standby, ready for mobilization production, is of great national importance
and vital to the defense effort*M
Colonel Sorensen has been assigned to overseas duty,
ON-SITE TRAINING PROGRAM HERE,
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The conference room of Headquarters was turned into
a classroom for two days on July 10 and 11 when PEQUA
Field Training was conducted under the guidance of Mr. L. B. McClain of the Ordnance
Field Activity, Rock Island Arsenal, Rock Island, 111. Personnel were in attendance
from the Cleveland Ordnance District, the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, and Ravenna Arsenal.
Inc.
The purpose for the training was to indoctrinate personnel from these installations
with latest instructions and procedures in the recording and processing of production
and package line equipment in accordance with current rnqm^i changes*
Regular seminars have been and are being scheduled and conducted at the Rock
Island Facility, but when it became financially impractical for personnel to travel
because of budget restrictions, an agreement was reached whereby the instructor wotild
meet at an installation where a group of persons could be assembled for the training*
In this instance, Ravenna Ordnance Plant was selected as the host facility, with persons
from the Cleveland Ordnance District and the Lordstown Military Reservation authorized
to attend. The field training program was made available with no cost to the installa
tion.
At the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, approximately 300,000 square feet of space is used
for storage of plant and package line equipment, of which approximately 160,000 square
feet is under dehumidified storage. This involves the record-keeping of approximately
2,000 equipment items.
Employees of the Ordnance Corps-Contractor team whose work is aligned with equipment
recording and processing, who attended the 2-day sessions were: Jane Lawrence, Dick
Benton, Carl Bauman, Robert Pavlick, M, L. Barnhart, and 0. R. Gallagher*
JOINT SAFETY BOARD MEETS,
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Twice a year a meeting of the Joint Safety Board is called
to discuss items of business safety.
The first meeting was
held on June 14 with Capt. T. W. Driscoll, Lt. L. J. Howie, P. R. Thompson, and M, L*
Barnhart representing the Ordnance Corps1 staff, and Messrs. H. M. Erengel, G. H. Yocum,
G. R. Sanders, L. E. lynch, R. B. Walters, and C. F, Craver the Contractor's organiza
tion.
Mrs. Elizabeth Chamberlin recorded the minutes*
Among the items discussed were: the purchase of prescription ground safety glassesj
traffic control devices and patterns; trees removed as a result of reforestation? guards
for fork lift trucks; first aid injuries; the safeness of new products; supervisory
safety-training meetings; comparison of safety minutes with other plants; the use of
fire extinguishers in residences; and demolition activities,,
During the meeting a committee consisting of R. B. Walters, G. H. locum, and M, L*
Barnhart was appointed to make a survey, followed by recommendations, pertaining to
speed limits within the installation*
BOMB FlflAT IN TWO PARADES
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The float prepared at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant for use
in Memorial Day parades in Ravenna and Newton Falls, Ohio,
was a real "bomber" this year. In fact, only inert bomb casings were displayed on the
carryall this time, featuring one 100 lb. bomb, one 250 lb. bomb, one 500 lb. bomb, and
one 1,000 lb. bomb; but the biggest attraction of all was the huge 44,000 lb. bomb.
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A note of thanks was received from Edward Jagiella, Commander, Veterans of Foreign
Wars,Ibst 3332, Newton Falls) and Captain Theron W. Driscoll expressed his special thanks
and appreciation to Frank DeLeone and Marvin Gordon who volunteered their time and serv
ices during the two parades,, Special credit also goes to other Engineering Division
personnel who made the float a decorative but important part of Decoration Day activities*
STICK WITH SECURITY
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Hr. John Stick, who is associated with the Industrial Field Secur
ity Office in Cleveland, Ohio, arrived at the Havenna Ordnance
Plant on June 21, to conduct a refresher course on security and the safeguarding of
classified information. He lectured to approximately 40 persons from the Ordnance CorpsContractor organizations, briefing them on security requirements, after which two related
films were shown.
The Industrial Field Security Office is the cognizant security office for Ravenna
Arsenal, Inc., operating contractor at the Government installation,
ESTELLA PAYT.TCK SHOOTS »HOLE-IN~ONE«
D
- Playing in the mixed couples league at Chestnut
Hills Golf Course on July 11, 1962, Estella
ravlxck became the first Ravenna Ordnance Plant employee to record a hole-in-one, this
year.
'
Estella canned her "first ace" on the 150-yard Number 7 hole on her way to her
season's lowest score — 38. Playing in the foursome,and witnessing this golfer*s
dream, were her husband Bob and Dave and Virginia James.
umctm ^ a result» Estella also became the first feminine winner of the Radio Station
WENT "Hole-In-One" contest being held in Portage County. She was interviewed for broad
cast over this station and received the radio and other prizes being offered by this
station and other participating merchants.
BARR'S SON HAS TOP SALES PTTOH - during March and April of this year, the John Berry
Commercial Salesmen's Contest was in full swing — a
contest held exclusively to find in the Akron District the top salesman of commercial
truck tires. The contest, sponsored by the Parent Company, was open to all salesmen em
ployed by Firestone Stores.
The contest brought much excitement to Ken S. Barr inasmuch as his son Lew was try
ing for top honors as salesman. In fact,, Lew Barr finished
first place
place with
with 170$
170$ of
of his
his
ihd first
salesmen had percentages
q2 n V^?^0^®7
V^?^®7 con^is»nD
con^is»n second,
sed third.,
thid andd fourth
fth place
l
-UJ8.3&, JJ.3.8%, and 108.7$, respective^, making Lew the outstanding talker.
+u x ?n' Wh° an^eT7±sea activities at the demolition and burning ground areas, relates
that his son has always been a salesman — that he was bom one. Nevertheless, Ken
still got excited and thrilled when Lew came out first among the commercial salesmen
in the Akron District.
Lew, who resides at 2346 Willow Drive in Warren, began working at the Firestone
Store in Warren as a gasoline attendant. Now, after four years with the store, he is
salesman for the Warren-Akron District.
For his efforts, Lew will receive official recognition for his achievement in the
field of sales.
A TRIBUTE TO DWIGHT H. RTHftLKR — Man and Ifoiend
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It was understood that Dwight H.
Ringler had two big ambitions in
nis woWcj one was to serve an overseas assignment; and the second, to work at a command
installation.
Those two aims were attained, but there is more to say about this man
who was esij&eined by everyone.
On June 19, 1962, Mrc Ringler appeared in the lobby of Headquarters, unannounced
and unassuming as he was want to be, after completing 28 months1 duty in Prance as
Deputy Supply Officer,, Comments were expressed that he never looked as well as he did
that morningj and it was a treat seeing this man and briefly renewing time3 which he
.had shared with personnel at the installation for 12 « 5 years while employed by the
Ordnance Corps and Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., and to hear of his experiences and hopes for
the future0
His return to the States was timely in that his second daughter, Nancy, was to be
given away in wedlock on June 23, and the father of the bride was back in Ravenna to do
the honorso
Nancy's marriage to Philip Do Banks was a lovely event, and all were
happyo
The second ambition was being realized when Mro and Mrs. Ringler and Linda arrived
in Joliet, 111,,, where Dwight was to begin a new assignment at Ordnance Ammunition Convmand effective July 20 On July 4, about noon3 without a warning, Dwight was dead. His
heart had stopped beatingo
The news that reached the Ravenna Ordnance Plant seemed unbelievable. All the
friends who shared in the joys at seeing the Ringlers back in this country and in at
tending the wedding reception were now silent and stunnedo
As in a whisper of tribute,
they praised his virtues, his devotion to wife, family, and home| his respect for
authority? his patience and understanding of the persons he supervised in his quiet but
effective manner|
his gentlemanly qualities,.
The body was moved from Joliet, IllOj to Somerset, Pennao, where burial rites were
conducted on July 70
Surviving are his wife Maryj daughters Diane (Mrso Sam Albright), Nancy (Mrs,
Philip Banks), and Linda; his father (William Ringler)| and a sister (Mrs. Walter
Callan)} but he leaves also many friends who cherish the memories of Dwight H. Ringler
as man and friendo
BILLY BOARD SAYS;
Have Fun but Play It Safe I
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That reminds me of something mothers
usually say to their offspring after
they have been cleaned up <,<,<> "Now you may go out to play, bat don't get dirty 1"
But
how can a kid have fun unless he car. play in the dirt and sand?
When people go on vacations, they ar@ like children in a way**© happy at the thought
of getting away from work and routine, but resentful of being reminded to be careful.
After all, they are grown up to know what they are doing and can take care of themselves*
If you know what you are doing, jov. will consider safety ail of the times and you
will be able to take care of yourself and others properlyo If you are careful all of the
time, you won't have to exercise any special thinking or conduct because you will know
that playing safe is having fun. What's more, you will live longer to enjoy it*
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS -
So you're having a birthday in July,
It's time for celebrating, I must sayj
May your fam'ly and all true friends unite
To wish you a perfectly happy day<>
Sandra Go Sanders oooeo*
W« E« Fullum cooo.o.o.0.
A. So Burketh, Jr« ,„.,
Go Ao Welker ««ooooooooo
Ho Yo Stanonik Ooe««eoo»
1
2
3
4
5
«o Ro MacXsageooooo<,..<>
Eo Ko Forsythe ooooo.oe
Mary Lou Bognar ooooooo
A« R« Kohl oooooooooooo
Wo Go Rogers t,«»oou<
7
11
12
12
13
S« Go Adkins, Jr, ......
W. Ho Carroll .......*••
Florence H* Sutton ..,.,
Jo P© Jones eo.•.«««••••
Fo A«, Fair ...o...
20
21
22
27
28
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E. P. Romick
R. E. Coss
6
6
J. E, Sharpnack
W. F. Heckman ....... 15
J. C. Shanks .....oo. 15
7
H. P. Lock <,„<,...<>...<,. 30
D. M. Sheen O0
31
P. 0o Edwards ..<,.<>.. 20
TEB-IEAR SEBSTGE PH AWARDS
W. E. Full-urn
7/18/52
OUR SYMPATHY
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Nasesb Nieman ...• 7/9/52
D. Me Sheen ..... 7/9/52
To J# W. Dotson, whose father-in-law, Everett Hayhurst, died on June
27, 1962, Burial rites were held at Palmer Funeral Home, Pine Grove,
West Virginia,on June 29, 1962.
Also to Glenn Henning our sympathy on the death of his father Carl Henning on
July IB, 1962.
July 20, 1962.
Funeral services were held at the Roberts Funeral Home, Warren, Ohio,
0RDMM0R OBMTa r
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H. P. Thune, former Safety Officer for the local Ordnance Corps,
niade a brief stopover at the plant upon Ms return to the States
after a 5-year European assignment in Germany and France, His next job will be at the
Aberdeen. Proving Grounds in Maryland, as Safety Director, and he left to fulfill that
position after his plant visit.
July vacationers included Lillian MsGorineELwhc spent a week at home, going here
and there; the C. R. Kensington1 s who motored to Washington, D. Co and nearby townsc
They took Sara Jane and Molly, two of their granddaughters, who had been spending a
week with them, back home. Owen R. Gallagher and wife, Mildred, motored to Tomah, Wis
consin, to visit their daughter Patricias their youngest daughter Rosalie is spending
her summer vacation there. The Paul Thompson family traveled over 4,000 miles to South
Dakota and back* reporting a fine vacation* Some of their stop-overs included St. Paul,
Minnesota* Sicrax Falls, Ouster, and Lead, South Dakota.
"Packard'11 matamorphosed to a "Cadillac lw
EHGIKEEBIHB KffENTS.
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Sometime during this trip the
Power House 6 wag closed clown June 30, making steam uaa
f°r heating purposes d/xri&g the summer monthso
While the uju
is inoperable, necessary repairs and maintenance will be performed to get the power
house in A-l condition when it becomes a requirement to get the steam "back on" the
beam,,111
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Roads throughout the installation w<a?«s r«surfaced by Roads aod Grotur.s personnel.
Mr0 Oilie Gotthard, a retiree, wlio has been making Ms home in Tennessee, visitad
friends and former co-workers at the plant cxr, Jorae 22©"
Mr. and Mrs. John Mayer became proud grandparents on July L with the birth of a
boy, Rona3.d Kenneth, to their daughter arid son-in-law, Donna arid Kenneth Boehelman of
Garrettsville — their first child.
Scott Smith enjoyed fishing at Georgian Bay, Canada... John. Mayer spent a week
fishing at Sandusky and the remainder of'his vacation painting his house. oo Frank DeLeone
enjoyed fishing and sun bathing at Cedar Point... Dick Bent on «s aasual fisMng trip to
Lake Tomico, Canada, was enjoyed during the week of June 18 this year,.o Its. May, Jack
French and five others from Ravenna fished Lake Tomico, Canada, for pike and pickerel.
Fishing was fair, the weather quite warm in Laverlochere, Quebec, Canada, during July,
according to June and Les Burkey... Trout fishing: was excellent in Wyoming, according
to Lester Rossow, who managed to bag bis limit of speckled trout four out of five days.
-6 Lester and his wife had traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to visit their son Leon C,
Airman First Class, and his family.
They had a wonderful trip, even though they drove
through quite a snow storm in Laramie, Wyoming.
A. G. Brown enjoyed fishing at Sandusky a couple of days, and the remainder of his
vacation he spent painting his house... Charles Reed made hay while on vacation the week
of June 18 — 1500 bales I
John Jones and family vacationed the forepart of July visiting the sitea of Niagara
Falls, and then on to West Virginia to visit relatives... Ray Koran enjoyed vacationing
at home during June, especially since his son and family were home from Alaska* •• Others
vacationing at home and nearby points were: Ge H. Yocum, W. E. Fullum, W. E. Lewis,
Jack Powell, C. Y. Keen, C. A. Lovett, and Ray McDaniels,
A speedy recovery is wished for J. W. Dotson, Roads and Grounds, who has been hos
pitalized in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rossow celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary on July 18th.
EIEC-^ACCOPMTS -
Dorothy Lott was in Cleveland on July 8 where she saw her husband and
other members of the National Ritual Team of Warren, VFW Post 1090,
compete in and win the annual Ohio Department Convention of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars in the degree team category.
This made the ninth consecutive year this team has
won state honors.
The ritual team has now won the national title five times in the
last seven years and the state title consistently for the past eight years.
The next
competition for national title will be held in Minneapolis on August 12.
Dorothy is a
member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and found herself on the go all day long.
The Humphreys returned from a 3-week long vacation which took them to Florida. All
had a wonderful time... Cards received from Charlene Horn indicated southerly movements.
The first post card arrived from Charlestown, South Carolina, and the next one, Sebring,
Florida.
Eli P. Romick was chosen vice president of the Lake Milton Improvement Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pringle and daughter Brenda logged approximately 2,000 miles by
car, traveling to Buffalo, New Yorkj viewing Niagara Falls from the Canadian and the
American sidesj and stopping at Lake George and Lake Placid.
Their motor jaunt prac
tically gave them a circular tour of New York State and an excellent view of the lake
regions... While visiting the Gaslight Village at Lake George and watching a magician
perform, they were surprised when Brenda was picked from the audience to assist the
magician in a disappearing coin act.
Lucky for Brenda and the spectators, the man knew
his act well and didn't cause 9-year old Brenda to disappear too.
It appears that Roz and Ed Solky won't be moving to Indianapolis after all.
unexpected change in plans transferred Ed to the Boston office.
STORES. TRANSPORTATION. AMD INSPECTION INCIDENTS
An
Now it's Beantown,USA.
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Theresa and Ralph Hicks enjoyed
two-weeks of gadding about.
They
made a trip to Bellevue, Kentucky, to visit with Theresa* s mother, Mrs. E. Netler. Then
went on to Newark, Ohio, to see their son Jack before he left for two weeks Reserve
Duty with the Marine Corps.
Jack is a reporter on the Newark Advocate Newspaper.
The Jit Harrises picnicked at Atwood and Leesville D am and then went on to Malvern, Ohio, to visit friends, Mr. and Mrs. John Gidley.... Reports are that Mr. and
Mrs. W. "Buck" Rogera vacationed in Canada.
Other vacationers from the Division were?
L« E« Lynch, J. R. Lemon, K. S. Barr,
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D. A. Mancini, Russell Knight, Jesse Whiting, James Metcalf, Everett Cross — no com
ments were forthcoming from any of them, bat we ar© sure they enjoyed the time off, or
at least put it to good use*
Peggy Lee Mbneypenny was awarded first prize in the 4H Sewing Exhibit at Ravenna
High School on July 14o She was in competition with seventeen others in her clasa
group* In her AH Group, Peggy is President and hertwin sister, Patty Lou, is Vice
President, These 13-year old daughters of RiUis Mfoneypenny have the top offices "all
sewed up/ you might sayo
Mary Ann Siglow's four-year old son Mark underwent a tonsillectomy, and is feeling
up to par and plus nowo There for awhile Mark didn't think he«d ever eat again.
Margaret and Merrill Parker and BID. Carroll were among those from the plant who
attended the funeral of Dwight Ringler in Somerset, Pennsylvania, on July 7,
HELP I KITTENS FOR FREE I Anyone interested in giving a kitten a good home should
see Margaret Parker or Rillis Moneypenny* They have Mnew batches" and they are trying
to find them homes«
B^T.^PTnwfl TTgninr
.
Hr.aad Mr3e Go R. Sanders, Sandra, and Glenn have re
turned from a two-week vacation which took them first
to Bloomington, Indiana, then on to Tennessee, and Mississippi* On the first leg of
their trip they "deposited*" Scott, their oldest son and brother, at Indiana University
where he is spending the summer studying in association with science professors of the
Indiana University staff* They then proceeded to Tennessee to visit relatives, and
then on to Prairie, Mississippi, to visit Mro Sanders»s parents, Mr, and Mrs. T. M*
Sanders* An enjoyable vacation, but "too short,® according to Mr* Sanders*
Dorothy and Claud Thomas enjoyed their two-week vacation journeying westward* They
wanted to take another look at the acreage they had purchased in Arizona, near Lake
Mojave, several years ago* They visited several western ghost, towns of the gold rush
days. Their return trip took them on a more northerly route through Las Vegas, NeYadaj
Bryce Canyon, Utah$ and into Leadville, Colorado, a former ghost town now actively pro
ducing a recently discovered and very scarce meta!0 The particular highlights of their
trip included a chuck wagon breakfast in Texas, and the Indian "powwow" in Flagstaff,
Arizona, where a number of tribes were gathered and. performed their ritual dances in
native dress, to the best of the "torn tarns*18
John P* Talkowski reports enjoyiag his thresweek vacation at home with his wife
Sophia, who is also on vacation, and their son Ronald* John said he was going to
paint his house while on vacation, but it is suasectsd that he occasionally finda the
hammock quite inviting©
A Recreation Club Dance is scheduled fee? JuSy 28, 1962, 10:00 pem* to 1:00 p.m.
Johnny Lemon's orchestra will provide the mcaic* Club members are isvited to support
this function and bring their guests©
A combined golf league outing to be held at Tannenhauf Golf Course is scheduled
for August 4, 1962O Golf enthusiasts who attended the' mid-season outing at Tannenhaaf
on June 23 can vouch for a good time had by all© The committee for the mid-season
outing was R* B. Walters, Fred Cooper, and Nick Sarroccoj and they will again serwe for
this event*
» 8 ON
TUESDAI RIVERITIEW TEAfiUE
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THE
SPORTS
SCEHE
Ernie Erickson and George Kacher have maintained a slim but
constant lead,, With only two weeks remaining, they hold a
2-point edge over the Hprosw Joe Sivon and Niek Sarrocco*
Low scores include:
Sivon,
41$ Sarrocco and Spencer, 4-3©
Birdies have been notched by Erickson, Horvat, Kucher,
Sivon, Spencer, and Talkowsk±«>
THURSDAX CHESTNUT HILLS LEAGUE
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Eddie LsoE-ard, playing his best golf in several sea»sons, has moved into the lead in the singles league.
Eddie shot his finest and the year's best scor® of 31 recently and maintains a 2-point
edge over the nearest contender, Jack Streeter©
Low scoress
Leonard, 31$ Sairocco, 33*
Birdies by:
Leonard^ Lynch, Metcalf and Sarrocco*
STANDINGS
TUESMI
THURSDAY
o B0o5
O""SiVOn ooooooeoooaooooeeoo 78»5
74-o5
74«0
Lietzow-Speneer Oeeooeeo*»<>oooooe« 71o0
Horvat—Revesso <,ecooeeeooeoo*o»ooo 67o5
Harris«*Leonard •oo«sooooooo«o«oooo 62o5
TalkoW3ki-¥alterS eoooeooooeeooooo 51o5
LeO'iard oooo»ooeooo»oooeo<.eoo**oe»
StjfSQteS* oooooooo6ooeoo«oo»o»»»«oo
Lynch ooeoooeoo*oooo»o*esaa*«>*«»«
Krengel ttgttoit<ot«>o«»i)i
•«
Sarrocco 90.oo<.o.oo«oo.0oo........
KLett. «0ooooooo«>««oooooo«>oo.e«o.»o
rtudson eoeoooo«»oo«eeoo««»*e»«««««
Ifetcajjf Og<i>e«eH«««»
tMttitt
Sanders Ho««««H>tio<i>ii>ii«>
r
CHESTNUT HILLS
4-9*0
47*0
46*5
44*5
44*0
39*5
35*5
33«0
32*0
Ooo*oo»ooooooooeeoeooooo*e0
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Betty and Joe Sivon* s consistent play in the mixed couples
league has earned them a commanding 8-point lead* Joe has
men's low gross score with a 32$ while Estella Pa%'lickca 38 and Hole-In-Qne earned her
ladies' honors in recent action,, Ede and George Ernst have registered low team net
score with a 51o
Betty & Joe Sivon ooeoooo.oooooooo
Estella & Bob Pavldck o»o(.<,..,...o
Mary & Jit Harris oooooeoeoooooooo
Ede & George Ernst ooo»«.ooooo<.<,o0o
ToU..l6, Noe 7
41o5
33«5
27«5
26O5
Jeaa Sachler—Bob Howell ,,,m..om
Bscbara & Ghuck Hostetler «0<,00.o<»
Dorothy Thomas-Joe Clark ,e«<»<««t
7irg:Laia & Dave James ,,.0
25*0
24*0
24*0
M-0
July, 1962
Published by RgRrenna Arsenal, Ino«., a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
AugustD
Ravenna, Ohio
1962
Dear Readers;
Once a year the installation is subjected to a thorough inspection by trained person
nel representing the Inspector General's Team from command headquarters, Joliet, Illinois*
The team this year arrived at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant on July 16 and remained through
July 190 with Lt0 Colo 00 To Geiger as Chief of the Party,
Areas inspected included in
stallation administration,, contract administrations, mobilization programs, comptroller
functionso maintenance0 operationss and security«
At the same time this inspection was being made^ representatives making up the NFSOD
Field Survey Team arrived to check storage and shipmentst i:- importation, and safetys with
regard to matters relating to Field Service ammunition operations,
In addition^
the National Field Safety Agencys Charle towne
Indiana, war- represented
by a safety officer who conducted a three-day safety inspection of records and facilities
beginning July 17e
1962„
The results of the annual general inspection of Ravenna Ordnance Plant and the Ravenna
Depot Activity for Fiscal Year 1963 are now known0
The overall rating was EXCELLENT^
Capto
Theron W, Driseoiij in making this information known to Ho Mo Krengel, stated:
"Kindly accept and convey to your staff the appreciation of the local Ordnance organization
and that of the Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency for the splendid cooperation ex
tended during the past year,, without which this rating could never have been attained,"
So be it,
AjWIY^^TECHNICAL__SERVKESJjNDER ONE COMMAND -- The Army Materiel Command came into being
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August 1, 1962, with Lt, Gen, Frank So Besson,
Jr»0 as Commander,,
This was part of the Secretary of Defense's plan to streamline all
technical services into on© tentraixied command headquartered in Washington, D, C,
The AMC
will have complete control over the nationwide sprawl of arsenals, plants, terminals, and
test facilities involved in Army weaponss communications, munitionse transport development,
and procuremento
The aim of the new command is to expedite movement of materiel from conception to
finished product and into the hands of the troops.
It is also expected to sharply reduce
weapons development and procurement lead time.
Furthermore, project managers will super
vise development of critically needed priority equipment, with power to slice through red
tape to expedite sueh projects to final procurement and delivery to field forces,,
It is also expected that the new setup will provide a quicker and easier means of
communications betwee3i industry and Army materiel functions„
Now industry, who has had to
go to seven separate
technical
services^ will be able to come to one .single centralized
agency for information,, assistance^ and bid informations
weapons0
communications
The centralization of all major
and transport equipment8 procurement8
and development under one
roof will cut down on duplication and the problems of having the Army bid against itselfo
OCO DISCONTINUED = The traditional Office„ Chief of Ordnane^ which r.as
i-erved well over
150 yearsa was discontinued on August ,1U 1962P in accordance with the
reorganization of the Department of the Armyc
In reflecting over past accomplishments of the ofiicu , Ma;; „ Geiu :i.. Va Bigelow express
ed his gratitude for the teamwork among military and civilian personnel men and women
alikeB who unselfishly rendered their services in order that the best weapons :vu the world
could be provided for the support of the best combat soldiers in the world.
General Bigelow also expressed his best wishes for a.U Ordnance employees for their
and professional futureD
personal
OTHER CHANGES MADE - A U, S, Military Academy graduate and former commander at Redstone
Ars'enal7"A1 abama„' now heads the Uo Sa Army Supply and Maintenance Command,
It* Gen, August
Schomburg will have direct charge of the Army's supply,, maintsp.ance-, a«d associated trans
portation activities at more than 150 locations across tne United States,
Approximately
80,000 civilian and 48000 military personnel make up the Sapply and Maintenance Command,
The Uo So Army Munitions Command will be headquartered at Pieatinny Arsenal, Dover,
Maj, Gen0 William Ho Ghormley will direct a comply of 5E instil laticns stretching
from coast to coast and representing the Army's source a* nuclear ax: non-nuclear munitions.
No J,
With the annual budget exceeding a billion dollars, the tour:?-lorn-
Command will have primary
management responsibility for research development„ pror-ire? n-t,, product!ons and distribu
tion of nuclear and non-nuclear ammunition; rocket and missile warheads, chemical,
biological0 and radiological materiel; propellants, explosives, and pyrotechnics.
Under the jurisdiction of the Munitions Command,, as one of its four subordinate com
mands* is the Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency of Joliet8 Illinois, formerly known
as Ordnance Ammunition Command,
Commanded by Co.l0 Elmer W, Grubbs, APSA will have the
national procurement and production8 stock control and maintenance responsibility for Array
ammunition,,
It will also provide solid propelling charges 8 warheads, and certain hardware
components for a growing number of rockets and missiless such as NIKE, HONEST JOHN, LITTLE
JOHN8 PERSHING0 LaCROSSE0 and LAW, the light anti-tank weapon.
The agency will also pro
duce major weapons components directly for1 the Atomic Energy Commission, The plants, works,
and depots comprising the Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency, which includes the
Ravenna Ordnance Plants employ about 250000 people,
CHARITYjCHECKSJ1AILED = Checks totaling $?74O51 were mailed to Red Crosss March of Dimes,
United Funds Community ChestE Muscular Dystrophy,, Cancer,
and Heart
Agencies throughout the neighboring area on July 17, 1962.
The monies represent deductions
made from employees' wages during the second half of 1962 according to stipulated pledges
they made to the cities of their choice during the plant's United Fund Drive last fall.
The third quarterly payments will be made sometime in October,
AWARDED DIPLOMA = Chief Ammunition Inspector William H3 Carroll received a diploma from the
Uo So
Army Ordnance School8 Aberdeen Proving Grounda Marylanda for having
successfully completed all studies prescribed for Ordnance Ammunition Officer Extension
Course 9-B~45140
The presentation was made by Ho Mo Krengel in the presence of L, E, Lynch,
Carroll's supervisor
When the extension courses were first offered to Contractor personnel en a voluntary
basis back in 1957C Bill Carroll was one of the first to enroll^ and he has continued to the
present time to better his knowledge and education which relate to work he performs at the
installation,
During the past five years Bill has taken and completed seven subcourses from the Army
Ordnance School dealing with:
Ammunition Maintenance and Renovation; Ordnance Ammunition
Supply (Basic)j Ordnance Ammunition Supply (Planning and Logistics); Ordnance Ammunition
Materiel; Ammunition Storage, Handlings and Transporting; Guided Missile Logistics; and
Ammunition Destruction and Surveillance,
His grades have been rated four Excellents and
three Superiors.
These courses have been equivalent to 183 credit hours which Bill worked on in his
spare time,,
This made a full, complete schedule because Bill numbers hunting, dancing,
reading0 painting, bowling, golf, and collecting antiques among his other leisure activities.
In addition, he maintains a home in Youngstown on Thurber Lane, where he resides with his
mother, and from where he commutes daily to and from the "Arsenal."
* EMERGENCY ROOM TREATMENT - a reminder from the Group Insurance Office:
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* Your Group Insurance Hospitalization benefits are payable for out-patient
* emergency room service only^ in case of an accident or if you are ordered
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"MOST HAPPY FELLA" SEEN - The annual women's outing was scheduled on August 2 this year in
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order that all could attend the performance of "Most Happy Fella"
at the Packard Music Hall in Warren, Ohio,
evening made the girls most happy,
The musical was very enjoyable, and the entire
too.
This is the first time the girls pooled rides to attend their outing, driving first to
the Town § Country for dinner and then to the theatre for the Kenley production.
GUARDS HAVE REUNION - The seventh annual reunion of "Arsenal" guards, past
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and present, was
held on August 12 at the recreation center at the Ravenna Ordnance
Plant,
Guards, guardettes, and members of their families attended,
A covered dish dinner
was served at 1:30 p.m,
Willard Bohning of Ravenna, a former guard, was chairman of food
and refreshments,
Officers include;
of Police in Chardon;
President, John Bohl, a former sergeant at the plant and now Chief
Financial Secretary and Treasurer, Jessie Pusker,
now employed by Riddle Properties in Ravenna;
Newton Falls „
a former guardette,
and Recording Secretary, Lillian Peters,
also a former guardette8 who devotes her time to civic and patriotic organiza
tions,
BICYCLE REGULATIONS - The City of Warren„ with the help of VFW Auxiliary
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regulations on bicycles
to all registered owners of bikes
cycles , stipulating do's and don"ts regarding their operation.
there will be more bikes on the streets.
observe safety rules too.
1090, sent out
With school
and motor
about to resume
Motorists must be careful, but bicyclists must
Briefly, the regulations are listed below as they apply to any
street or path designated for use by bicycles, in any city or town:
Ride your bicycle or motorcycle upon its permanent and regular seat...Don't carry more
persons at one time than the number for which the cycle is designed and equipped,..Don't
attach bike, skates, sled, person, etc to any vehicle upon a roadway...As a motorist, don't
knowingly permit any person to attach himself, a bike, sled, etc,
to your vehicle,..Don't
ride more than two abreast upon a roadway, ,„Don't operate a bicycle upon a sidewalk within
a business district,,.Have equipped to your bike a bell or other device capable of giving
an audible signal.
Sirens or whistles are out!.,.Have your bike equipped with a headlight
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emitting a white light on the front and a tail light or -reflector emitting a red light oh
the rear, visible from all distances within 100 feet of such bicycle.
Parents should make sure that children operating bicyres shall:
Ride as near to the
right-hand side of the roadway as practicable, .Obey instructions of official traffic con
trol devices applicable to vehicles««^Exercise due care by using hand and arm signals before
changing course, turning or stopping upon a roadway,, <,YieId right-of-way to pedestrian and
vehicular traffic upon roadway,«„Yield right-of-way to pedestrian upon sidewalk,,.Give
timely and audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian upon roadway or side
walk., «Use both hands upon handle grips except when necessary to make arm and hand signals.
Travel at a speed reasonable and prudent under existing conditions*..Park bicycle against
curb on roadway and on sidewalk in such a manner so as r.c
<.o unduly interfere with pedes
trian traffic.
BILLY BOARD SAYS:
"TO SEE THE FUTURE, WORK SAFELY TODAY!"
■jon:*c you marvel
at
the way
American scientists
safety before releasing a projectile or person into space"
count-down until a mere bolt is replaced or tightened.
Why
regard
'iv;/ will hold up the scheduled
Because they want
to be sure,
as is humanly possible, that every precaution is being considered and taken for the safe
flight and return of the astronaut.
Some day, earth people will be traveling to Mars and other planets,
It may not come
for a few years, but the expectations are great; and to prepare for this future, you should
be sure of the present by orbiting your own vehicular capsules in accordance with a pre
determined trip for a safe and eventful ride that will bring you back to your launching
pad — home.
For the moment, however^ keep your feet on the ground;
look up to safety; and
count down on accidents I
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS -
With the coming of August we've some very good ways
To bring cheer to you people by birthday raves;
And we hope that life's highway, with wishes it paves,
Will lead you to good things for all of your days.
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year service pin awards,
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EXEC-ACCOUNTS
Vacations highlighted the activities of personnel in the Accounting Department.
Per
haps it was Joan Pringle's first trip to Niagara Falls which began the trek to that part of
the country because later there followed Pat, Johnnie, and Pat Mike Revezzo; the Charles
Hostetler family; Gladys Walters and her family; and the Fred Coopers,
The Hostetlers are real pros at camping out, and roughed it on their weekly excursion
which included stops at Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan; Canada; Niagara Falls; Fort Niagara;
Lake Chataqua; and Pymatuning Lake,
The newly-purchased tent was a fun-filled investment...
The Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn proved to be of special interest where
they saw reproductions of famous houses; the Wright Brothers' cycle shop; a blacksmith shop;
floral gardens; and other items comprising the Edison Foundation,,, .After the vacation,
Charles shared time as adult counselor at Camp Manitoc where son David spent time with other
Boy Scouts 0
Before heading for the Big Falls, Fred Cooper busied himself around the house and
helped his father in Newton Falls0
In addition, he and Eli Romick recently became involved
in a business venture in No F, which they hope to make into a going concern...Except for
seeing Niagara, Gladys Walters used her vacation week at home, entertaining, but included
several shopping expeditions for diversion,„.The three Revezzos took in ball games; did lots
of swimmingj and had a relaxing, family vacation-holiday for two weeks,,,,Ed Horvat broke in
a new car colored to match his house -- silver satin.
He logged mileage to Conneaut Lake
Park and the Niles Municipal Swimming Poolc chauffeuring wife Mary and children Edie and
Archie in luxury, 0 Jt was the beach and the swimming hole for the Bello children,
Angie
did the taxiing while home for the week,,.A large trailer, which comfortably sleeps five
persons, will be used by Eli Romick and family for vacation time and planned weekend jaunts
to roll
them merrily on their way0
Charlene Horn and family continued their vacation trip on to Naples, Florida, where
they visited with a former employee„ Jean LeMasters Moore,
They also got in a boat and
rode through the swamps to see live alligators,.
One reptile, called Lazareth, answered to
the call of its owner and came to the bridge to receive its reward of a marshmellow.
They
also visited relatives at Lake Jackson in Sebring0„,When Charlene returned to the office,
she brought with her a rubberized,, miniature alligator which caused a few s-s-s-creams at
coffee time!
A follow-up story to the article which appeared in July's NEWS LETTER about the Warren
VFW Post 1090 Degree Team makes top news again,
Dorothy Lott saw her husband off for the
national VFW Convention in Minneapolis in which the Drill Team competed for national honors
by defending its title.
When Harvey returned from the trip he reported that his team had
tied for national honors with a team from Oswego, N, Yo
Both teams received a score of
96,25c
Naturally, this brought much mutual joy to the Lott household since both members
participate
actively in VFW and Auxiliary programs,
Marilyn Simone was recalled to assist in the offices of the General Accounting and Pay
roll Department,
The Ho M, Krengels have selected Quarters Q in the Staff Circle for their future home
site,,.On August 4, they observed their 34th wedding anniversary by motoring to Mont
Chateau on Cheat Lake, near Morgantown, W, Va,
They also saw the campus of the University
of West Virginia and Cooper's Rock about eight miles away.
Mr. Krengel is still puzzled by
the mystery surrounding the rock, however, because none of the natives seemed to know how
it
came to get its
name.
Sally and Bob GiIlium were dinner guests of Mr.
and Mrs. G, N. McSherry at their new
lake-front home in Twin Lakes, Ohio,
"'Mac' and Dorie never looked better," Sally remarked,
and her former boss and Purchasing Agent for RAI now works as buyer in Cleveland, completing
10 hours
a day Monday through Friday and eight hours
on Saturday.
The long hours seem to
be agreeing with "Mac" and everyone in the department is happy to hear that!
The Class of 1942 from Newton Falls High School met on July 14 as arranged and planned
by a committee under Tress O°Lear!s chairmanship,, The reunion seemed to be successful with
over 100 classmates8 spouses0 and teachers in attendance^
ihe same committee has been re
tained to prepare for the next or silver reunion in 1967,
STORES„ TRANSPORJATI^ON^AND INSJPECTION INCIDENTS = J, N, DiMauro gave his elder daughter in
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July
21
when
Miss
Providence
Marie became Mrs0 John Warren Cassidy.,
The vows were exchanged at St* Patrick's Church,
Kent,.
Another daughter„ Patricia Joann, was maid of honor in the bridal party.
The newlyweds are now making their home in Oxnard0 California, just three miles from the naval base
of Port Huenene where Mr,
Cassidy is stationed.
Bill Carroll went to New York City on August 9 to attend the 9th annual reunion of the
17th Airborne Division held at Henry Hudson Hotel,
the reunion,
Approximately 390 delegates arrived for
Friday was registration day with free time until
dance cruise was scheduled on the Hudson,
8;00 pamo when a supper
Bill sneaked nff r>nd saw "Camelot" instead.
Bill
visited "The Coffee Mill" with his buddies for Viennese ;oifees Espresso; saw the works of
a promising artist; toured Rockefeller Center, Radio City, the Ziegfeld Theatre; went to
Sardi's for supper; andu after the show0 went to 0•Henry's fox steaks and atmosphere.,.
After the Memorial Services and the election of officers on Saturday, Bill went shopping a.%
Sterns, Sachs „ and Takashimaya on 5th Avenue,
He saw the U, N, Building and then returned
to the hotel for the banquet and dance,., „On Sunday,, Bill and a group attended 9:00 mass at
St, Patrick's Cathedral0 where services were held for those who gave their all.
Farewells
followed the hotel brunch and plans for the "Big One" next year in Pittsburgh,,.Ask Bill
to tell you how he bumped into Shelly Winters', about the French poodles dining at Sardi's;
the big hello from Jack Dempsey at his restaurant; and all the lovely gals!
Approximately 56 members of the Moats Clan attended the family reunion at the M. J,
Parkers0 Lake Mi Iton0 on August 5,
Relatives came from Florida, New York, Virginia, and
Washington0 Dc
C3
Five of the D, C, guests stayed until the 8th,..Incidentally, Margaret
wants to thank the NEWS LETTER for helping her find homes for three of their kittens; but
poor Moneypenny is still crying for help for the felines!
Jit Harris ar.d family love to take long drives.
Since our last report they have seen
Schoenbrunn8 Gnaden Hautten State Park<, Tieonesta Dam in Pennsylvania, and the Mohican State
Park near Loudonviile0 Ohio,,
As for vacations0 Tony Paul, M, F, Garrofl and Paul Pringle stayed at home.,,Jerry
Lejsek took a few short trips., ,W, Rhinehart spent one week visiting in Somerset and Johns
town,, Penna0, and one week at home,,,Dick Spsncer and family vacationed at Madison-on-theLake0,oW0 Ro Whitaker and family found fishing fine the week they were at Lake Morrison in
Coldwater0 Michigan,,„Tommy Spahn and boys returned to Deer Bay, Canada, to catch the
muskieSocoOther Canadian fishermen included Robert Lee Bungard, wife, and kiddies who went
to Six Foot Bay, Buck Horn Lake,,,The Eddie Leonards did some deep sea fishing while near
Atlantic City and then drove to Spearfish9 South Dakota^ where the saw the Passion of
Christ Pageant enacted in the Black Hills„ This was an unforgettable experience and Eddie
highly recommends the Passion for others to see,„0Charlie Schimmel motored throughout the
New England States^ visiting with his daughter,
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INDEX -
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and Mrs, Ro E. Roy and family were in Niagara Falls,
It was the children's
first visit to
They included several days visiting in Pittsburgh, Penna,, and in the Southern
part of Ohio where Dr0 Roy's mother resides.
Newton Falls
and Niagara Falls are miles
their vacation itinerary,
apart but
the Co
Fo Gravers included both on
The part of the week at home was spent "down on the farm,"
Chuck Eognar continues summertime activity in a sport sir an like manner,, working as a Red
Cross swimming instructor at several pools for children and adults, and as first baseman and
pitcher in Little League ball games„
Albert Swartzlander is making good use of his new 16-foot„ 50-horse power motor boat,
riding and fishing the nearby lakes,, ,Sid Casbourne and his fishing partner& /ic Bloomer,
tried fishing at a new lake in Canada,, but their efforts were exploratory.
Next year they
will get the big ones i o <> oOther employees who went to Canada t> fish but didn't get any be
cause of weather included Ray Byers„ Floyd Watson8 and Frank Supek and their families.
All
the Supeks got at Rice Lake was the sun,.,Ptl, Frank Sears and family were at Lake Erie for
two days and then returned home to relax the rest of the week,.,It was California for Steve
Bukovsky and family to visit a sister-in-law,,.Wilbur Hecxman took a whole week to rest and
enjoy another birthday,,, oWalter Onstott and wife were in Florida for three weeks, visiting
friends and doing a little fishing,00A tour of Canada and New York gave Ivan Thayer and wife
a chance to see some countryside while breaking in a new car,,.after catching up with his
"home work" the Oscar Riesterers traveled aboutB seeing a good party of the earth,,,Harold
Hill and family saw friends, When he took the boy fishing., his son jot all the fish while
Harold picked a relaxing place under a shade tree.,,Fire Chief Robert Walters including
swimming and playing golf during his vacation. He also witnessed -die Firestone Golf Open in
Akron,..Floyd Watson was in Cleveland Clinic for part of the day and is awaiting news of the
testso
We hope everything is all right,,,Best wishes and good health are extended to the
wives of George Holm8 Wilbur Heckman,, Marvin Rossow0 and Donald Sheen after undergoing re
cent
operations.
All are home and feeling better,
Agnes Marshall never forgets to send post cards when she goes traveling.
tor went to Do Co
She and Vic
to visit with her sister and family and then drove on to Ligonier and
York8 Penna08 where "Tick's" Army reunion was held.
It was also in York
make her annual purchase of hatss and again she made an unusual purchase
tions ccoAfter returning home from their vacation, they were surprised by
las Brownp a former Public Information Officer stationed at ROP with the
studied and worked hard to become an attorney,
where Agnes goes to
of new fall crea
the visit of Doug
67th, who has since
Doug has been associated' with a law firm in
Chicagoe got an appointment as assistant to a judge in the Appellate Court, and now has
ambitions of working in a U, S, Attorneys Office for trial experience. What's more, he
proudly informed the Marshalls that he now has No0 1 Son!,, ,Maida and Art Ricker, along with
Grandson Dennyc vacationed for a week at Geneva~on-the~Lake,„.Mary and Pat Mascio visited
the same lake but only for a week end and had a grand time,
S^HL^^JJS,JLYJiJI5. " Jim McCulloch, former space heating man, is in Scotland with his wife.
They arrived in Glasgow on July 25 after a calm voyage across the
Atlantic and they have been seeing the sites ever since.
There was Edinburough Castle,
Hollyrood Palace„ Robert Burns" cottage at Allowayair, Balloch Lass, and a picnic on Loch
Lomond0 Weatherwise, it has been cold and rainyB but they say the people are very friendly
and would go out of their way to help a strangero
The McCullochs expect to be home in the
States by Labor Day,
Congratulations to Jackie and Paul Robinson who celebrated their second wedding anni
versary
on August
13,
The Lo Co Shaws enjoyed a vacation camping in a trailer in the Blue Ridge and Smokey
Mountains,
They toured Washington^ D, C8 and visited the Cherokee Indian Village near the
Smokeysoo,There was fish a-plenty at Lake Expanse, Moffett, Quebec, Canada, for R, W.
Binckley and his familye<,oCo Needier attended horse sales, auctions and shows throughout
PennsylvaniaB and visited Cooks Forests,,Dave James and family spent their vacation camping
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RAVENNA ORDNANCE PLANT
September,
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RAVENNA, OHIO
1962
Dear Readers;
Mr« C Ra Kennington, Contract Administrator, gave this explanation of the word NEWS.
N stands for North; E for East; W for West; and S for South,
Therefore, news covers a lot of
territory„
News
is what we
DiSalle made
a quick
like to report,
and personalities help.
trip through the "Arsenal," we
Therefore, when Governor M, V.
considered that newsworthy.
When L,
J.
Howie was promoted to 1st Lieutenant,, that was news worth hearing.
When Lillian McConnell
was presented with a Sustained Superior Performance Award by her Commanding Officer, that
made news too0
And when persons like R, G, Rawson and J, Ao Whalen returned from sick leave
and retirement respectively to pay us a visit,
News can be informative, entertaining,
that was good news
and helpful„
indeed.
It can instruct in matters of
health and safety; it can advise on special events like registration of voters, elections,
Sabin oral polio vaccine schedules,
Fall Get-together,
News
what people make; news
the United Fund Drive9
can dwell on the past or project
and recreational events like the
itself into the future,
News
is
is what people like to read.
We are grateful to the reporters
and the people at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant who com
prise the Ordnance Corps-Contractor Team who continue to report and make the news.
We hope
to all who receive it each month, this NEWS LETTER will seem like a newsy letter from "home."
BARBER COMMANDS APSA;- GRUBBS AT ABERDEEN - Col, Homer Go
Barber has succeeded Col, Elmer W.
Grubbs as Commanding Officer of the Ammunition
Procurement and Supply Agency, Joliet, 111,
The succession was made following the reassign
ment of Colonel Grubbs to the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md,, effective September 1, 1962.
The APSA Commander is a graduate of the U, So Military Academy with a Bachelor of
He is holder of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, and Commendation
Ribbon with Metal Pendant,
He became a 1st Lieutenant in the Army on September 9, 1940;
transferred to the Ordnance Department in 1947; and rose in rank to his present classifica
Science Degree„
tion of Colonel,
Colonel Grubbs, after 52 months in Joliet, 111,, mentioned that he had seen many worth
while „ important changes which affected the Command and the status of its installations.
He
felt that the APSA complex would continue to play a predominant role in the procurement,
supply, production, maintenances and reliability of ammunition for the Army and its customers.
PATROLMAN ADDS TO SAFETY MEET - For the first time in the history of the Supervisory SafetyTraining Meetings, a "cop"
came to the scene.
The invitation
was extended to Patrolman James D, Bressler of the Ravenna State Highway Barracks by C. F.
Craver, and with the patrolman came a film which is being promoted by the State Highway De
partment o
The movie, entitled "Mechanized Murder," was as gruesome and deadly as the title
implies, but the thought of death on the highways
and the alarming increase in highway
tragedies convinced supervision who saw it that safety is the only solution,
Mr, Craver introduced the patrolman and spoke of the
attitude toward policemen who are
duty-bound to apprehend speed demons and reckless drivers in order to keep highways safe,
In a pinch, complaints are registered, especially since patrolmen have taken to the skies to
check speeds of drivers on the highways below.
Naturally, the good of patrolmen would out-
-2-
weigh any of the complaints,
In time of need, a cop is a good person to have around.
Following his visit to the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, Patrolman Bressler proceeded next to
for another showing of the film,
Canfield, Ohio,
The rest of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of accident statistics and the
safety topic, "Your Family Wants You Home Safe."
Carl Bauman presented an article on "Set
ting the Example at Work and at Home."
Supervisors have been meeting regularly each month under the guidance of Mr. Craver's
planned programming, and many commented that September's meeting was
esting and effective safety meets ever attended,
one of the most inter
SCHOOL SURVEY CONCLUDED - A survey of families residing within the confines
of the Plant re
vealed that 27 children have enrolled at Charlestown Elementary
School, two at Southeast High School, and six at Ravenna High School for the 1962-1963 school
term,
Accordingly, bus schedules were established and residents were notified of these sched
ules.
Buses and school bus drivers were readied for the school term too by complete check-ups,
Vehicles were thoroughly checked from the standpoint of mechanical parts, equipment, and
safety devices, and meet requirements of the State of Ohic,
censes which are renewed each year upon retest,
fied by passing
Bus drivers hold chauffeur li
After retesting, the drivers
a complete physical examination given by Dr. R. E.
When September 5 rolled around, the vehicles and drivers,
Roy,
as well
further quali
Industrial Physician.
as
the students, were
ready for the first day of school.
CO'S SECRETARY CITED - On September 13, Mrs,
Lillian R, McConnell was presented with a cer
tificate and a cash award of $150 for Sustained Superior Performance,
Capt,
Theron W, Driscoll presented the award to her in a ceremony in his office with members
of the Ordnance Corps and Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. present.
The citation reads in part:
"Through her loyalty, reliable and conscientious efforts,
she has accomplished her duties in such a manner as to warrant a Sustained Superior Perform
ance Award.
She takes great interest in all aspects of her position and has contributed
materially to the accomplishment of the mission of the COR's organization."
Lillian's Government service at the Plant began in November of 1945, but her service at
the installation started with Atlas Powder Company in February, 1942.
SUGGESTION BOARD APPROVES NINE IDEAS - The Suggestion Board, with J.
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P. Talkowski as Chair-
man, met August 29, 1962, to review suggestions re
ceived and investigated since the last meeting.
Suggestions from two salaried employees and
seven clock-card employees, one of whom has retired, were approved for payment totaling $120,
N, Nieman received a $20 award for his suggestion.
Secretary; W,
F, Heckman, Guard; C. Y,
Keen, Mechanic;
$15 awards went to Amy Miscevich,
and R,
L,
Bungard, Munitions Handler.
Minimum or $10 awards were received by V. Vandenboom, R. Binckley, R. 0. Warren, and R, E.
Benton, all of the Engineering Division.
The awards were judged on the basis of their usefulness in promoting safety, increasing
efficiency of recordkeeping, eliminating excessive maintenance, and improving housekeeping
conditions.
WANTED - A second-hand cornet.
If you have one or know where one can be obtained, please
contact Florence Dingledy, Office Services, Phone 218.
-3SEWAGE, DISCHARGE WATER PERMITS RENEWED - From the Department of Health, Water Pollution
Board, State of Ohio, came two renewal permits -one for the discharge of treated sanitary sewage from the Plant into waters of the State,
and the other for the discharge of treated industrial wastes from the installation into waters
of the State,
The permits will expire September 1,
1963,
These renewals have been extended each year during the operation of the installation by
the Operating Contractor, and are contingent upon continued satisfactory maintenance and
operation (under competent supervision) of the three sewage treatment plants which service
the installation's premises, as well as maintenance and operation of the industrial wastes
treatment and disposal facilities provided by the Plant.
Mr, Robert Howell has been in charge of these utilities for the past 17 years and is
responsible, with his personnel, for maintaining and operating the sewage and water treatment
plants, as well as reporting periodically to the Division of Sanitary Engineering, Ohio De
partment of Health, information and analytical data pertinent to the operation and performance
of these facilities.
ARCHERY TOURNAMENT HERE - The Apco Fish and Wildlife Conservation Club, sponsored by Ravenna
Ordnance Plant, will host a 3-day archery tournament on the Plant
site September 23, 29, and 30.
If enough interest is shown, the tournament will be extended
to October 6 and 7.
Since the news release was made to local press August 21, 1962, letters have been pour
ing in by the hundreds for tournament details and entry blanks.
Jack Streeter, President of
the Conservation Club, stated that over a thousand applications have been honored already for
the September shoots.
The tournament is open to any archer who applies.
The top 330 male and 20 female scorers
in their respective divisions will be given the opportunity to get a deer on one of the five
Saturdays during the 1962 Ohio State bow and arrow deer season at the "Arsenal." The tourna
ment will be shot on a non-standard 60-target range laid out over typical deer terrain.
Assignments to preferred shooting dates will be made on a first-received basis.
Because of safety and security considerations, shotgun hunting during the special season
granted by the Ohio Wildlife Division will be restricted to persons directly or officially
associated with the Ravenna Ordnance Plant.
REBADGING PROGRAM ON - Every five years, under the security provisions applicable to the in
stallation, it becomes necessary to rebadge employees, residents,
vendors, subcontractors, etc.
This rebadging program is now underway, with personnel from
Industrial Relations Division assisting with the work. Messrs. Talkowski and R. B. Walters
have been performing photographic and laminating work; Dorothy Thomas, fingerprinting; and
Mary Lou Bognar,
clerical work.
The picture badge, when issued, will be slightly larger than the badge presently in use
and will be the sole means of identification since no ID cards will be provided.
SYMBOL STATUS - All of the recent changes in military organizations under the Department of
Defense, from D, C. to every plant and works under their chain of command,
have resulted in changes too in the correspondence symbols.
Before the change, Ravenna Ord
nance Plant was designated by ORDSB on its correspondence.
SMURA.
Now that has been changed to
OAC which had the symbol ORDLY is now APSA and the new symbol is SMUAP.
That doesn't appear to be difficult to remember, but when you add dozens more like AMSMU,
SMUPA, SMUFA, SMUCB, AMCAD, SMCDA, WGMMU, AMXCL, SMUJA, SMUHO, SMUIN, SMUIO, SMULC, SMUAO,
SMULS, SMULO, SMULA, SMUMO, SMUPT, SMUAL, SMURO, SMUBO, SMUCO, SMUKO, SMUOA, SMUSL, SMUSU,
SMUTC,
SMUVO, SMUWR, SMUSO, SMUBU, SMURI -- and there must be others -- then it makes letter-
writing more complexing,
alphabetically speaking,
DRY SPELL RAINED HAZARDS - It has been a long, hot summer and the absence of rain has caused
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lawns to become dried and parched looking and some leaves to dry
and fall prematurely.
The dryness of the land and the spark of a flame have resulted in nu
merous grass fires throughout the vicinity which made them difficult to extinguish„
This so concerned C, F, Craver (who is a volunteer fireman for the City of Newton Falls)
that he caused a notice to be posted to alert everyone to the danger.
If you start a fire,
be sure you stay with it until it is completely extinguished,,
Use extra precaution in
eliminating grass fires,
"You will save yourself and your fire department a lot of unneces
sary hard work and save the country and yourself from possible loss of life and property if
you do," Mr,
Craver remarked,
SERVICE PINS AWARDED - Florence Sutton, Chief Telephone Operator, who began her employment
with RAI September 3,
from G,
R,
Sanders,
1957, received her five-year service award pin
Industrial Relations Manager,
Ten-year service award pins were presented by Eo Co Lietzew tc E, Ko Forsythe and V, H,
Vandenboom whose service records date back to June 20, 1952* a^d September 24, 1952O
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK PLANNED - October is always designated as Fire Prevention Month, with a
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Speciai Week set aside for special programs for Plant person
nel,
This year it will be from October 7 through 13,
1962„
Colo Elmer W, Grubbs, while still in command at APSA, urged each installation in his
command to promote fire safety,
He stated:
"Fire under control has aided man in developing
present day civilization with all its conveniences.
Yet in a few short hours uncontrolled
fire can be a catastrophic force wiping out many man-hours of construction effort, valuable
items, production facilities and in some cases whole cities and populations.
Fire safety is
indeed a day-by-day routine devoid of sensationalism except when an unfortunate fire occurs."
Mr, Craver has developed a program which will include the use of booklets, posters,
drills, and films.
While firemen have already made their periodic inspection of staff houses
in the interests of fire prevention, post residents will be able to call them again for help
or advice,
A truck will be made available for the removal of any excess combustibles that
residents no
longer need in their homes or garages.
You will read more about this program in the next edition of the NEWS LETTER,
meantime, start a fire=safe year now in anticipation of Fire Prevention Week,
In the
NSPB OFFERS FREE BOOKLET - Every parent who has tried to search his memory for the date when
Tommy had his last polio shot will want to avail himself of a free
offer of "Your Child's Health Record," a handy four-page booklet just published by the Nation
al Society for the Prevention of Blindness,
This health record has space to record the
child's name, date of birth, blood type; his immunizations, tests, allergies, surgery, and
physical examinations, including eye and dental examinations.
It will prove an invaluable aid
in registering a child for a new school or when changing physicians.
All you have to do to get a free copy is write to the National Society for the Prevention
of Blindness, Dept,
NP,
16 East 40th Street, New York 16, N6
Y,
The National Society for the Prevention of Blindness, supported entirely by membership
dues and contributions, is the only national voluntary health agency engaged in the prevention
of blindness and the conservation of sight through a total program of research, service, and
education.
NOTICE TO RECREATION CLUB MEMBERS - Remember Wednesday, September 26,
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Recreation Club,
1962, and come to the
You'll be heading for a FALL GET-
TOGETHER, but you'll love it.
The party will start at 5:30 p.m.
Dinner will be buffet-style,
served by Mel Yankovich at 6:15 p.m., and what a way to be catered to!
And please bring a guest this time.
Let's all get together for the FALL GET-TOGETHER
September 26th,
IN MEMORIAM - On August 27,
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1962, Gerald V, Stamm was found dead in bed at his home on Lake
Rockwell Road, Ravenna.
old World War I
veteran was
Death was attributed to natural causes.
The 66-year
laid to rest in Freedom Cemetery,
"GV" was born January 2, 1896, in Parkman, Ohio, the son of John L. and Diane Stamm,
He
enlisted in the Army in Columbus February 6, 1914, serving through World War I.
Discharged
October 14, 1919, he re-enlisted at Camp Merritt, N. J,, the following day for a second hitch
of one year.
He was wounded severely in action, first on July 19, 1918, and again October 4,
1918,
He was cited by General Headquarters January 1, 1920.
Following the war he moved to
Portage County and worked as a tool crib attendant at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant until his
retirement about a year ago.
Stamm, a charter member of Western Reserve Post 1055* Veterans of Foreign Wars, was Post
Quartermaster at the time of his death.
He was also a member of American Legion Post 331,
In addition to his interest in veterans' affairs, Stamm was known for his talent in
writing,
Many of his manuscripts of a homespun nature have reached the desks of publishers.
Numerous original poems have delighted his associates at the "Arsenal" and several have been
printed in the NEWS LETTER.
Mr.
Stamm was a regular contributor of news items for the Plant
paper and continued even after his retirement when he heard from his fellow retirees,
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, three sons,
brother,
15 grandchildren, two sisters, one
and a host of friends,
BILLY BOARD SAYS:
"NO ACCIDENTS TODAY.
YOU'LL BE THE WINNER!" - The target, the aim, the
goal of every safety-minded
being should be NO ACCIDENTS.
And how can you accomplish that?
By aiming right at the target
and shooting for the goal.
Now I'll admit that everyone isn't a hunter.
Even Cupid loses a few arrows now and then.
You, however, must be in complete control if you are to do what is demanded of you to insure
accident-free days.
Don't be careless and get caught with your guard down.
a trap that will make you the hunted,
This may lead to
rather than the hunter,
Hunt out the good things that safety guarantees and make sure you get your quota,
In
that way, you'll be a winner in and out of season,
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS - Happy birthday to you in September; We hope it's one you'll long remem
ber; Like for ages, you know, but for years that won't show, Except
happiness
0, D, Riesterer ,,.....
M. Sarrocco
J, S, Murray ,
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1, L. Thayer
4
L, E. Lynch
C, F. Readshaw
A, C, Brown
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W. L. Onstott
J. W. Neely
A, C, Swartzlander
J. F. Stacy
R. J. Koran
B. D, Spencer
C. McKnight
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16
17
D. E, Thomas
R. B. Knight
R. Hicks ,..,,.
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G. I. Bowers
27
R, J. Lee .,
V. E. Freudiger .,...,.
C. W. Mooney
28
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ENGINEERING EVENTS - Mary Stanonik, Hank's daughter, was one of 35 graduates from Mount Sinai
""
Hospital School of Nursing, Cleveland, on September 16.,
A new cabin was constructed in the Ravenna area of Jessie May Fageol Girl Scout Camp,
thanks to Messrs, Lovettfi Meliher, Hickman9 Hardman, Fleshman0 Karickhoff, Neely, and James,
These men donated an evening of labor, discovered that R« Fleshman can cook a mighty fine ham
burger 0 and really enjoyed the outing„
Our sympathies are extended to Ao Hazard whose step-father passed away August 23;
and to
Ivan Sechler on the death of his father-in-law September 5,
Jean and Ralph Lucas celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary August 240,,They, son Mark,
and Jane and Ray Lawrence enjoyed the Labor Day weekend at
the Ohio State Fair0
accompanied them on another weekend to Glen Campbell and Du Bois»
Pa0,
Jane also
to visit with Jean's
in-laws <,
Stay~at=homes vacation time were Ao Co
Brown8 Eo
P, Kelly, Wo Ao Herron, W,
F, Gebhart,
W, Eo Lewis0 and Ho Vo Stanonik,0„The Bill Bowsers spent three weeks camping in Canada,
returned to work with a mustache and beard,
Bill
looking the artist, after working on portraits of
his children,, o oBob and Estella Pavlick had an enjoyable vacation in Gathersburg, Mda, with her
sister and family,,,V, Vandenboome wife, and son drove to Kansas City, Moo, to visit with
relatives before their son left for Korea0 <■ 0Shelby Adkins visited kin in Lancaster, Pa,, did
a little fishing,, and enjoyed especially the Pennsylvania Dutch food000P0 0, Edwards and Jo
Meliher also vacationed with family in Pennsylvania,,,R0 Coss and wife motored through Ohio
and Indiana,, 0 o Jo MacKeage took his spouse to Bellaire, Ohio^ to be with relatives „ „ ,M0 Gordon
finished up remodeling his home,0oJohn Jones and family saw Niagara Falls,, <>The John Bratnicks
toured the zoo in Cleveland and other local points of interest,«At was Lake Erie beach and
Wheeling, Wo Va0s for the John Hanks,
Ralph Baynes returned to Mantua from Aerojet-General to take his family back to California0
He reported that G, R, Carley, Pat Ceglia, 0, K, Davis, C, D, Clark, Jack Hopwood,
and the former Major Cameron all remind him of RAI.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INDEX - Claud and Dorothy Thomas attended the Canadian National Exposi'" ""'"'
—-—=—
t^on ^n Toronto on Warrior's Day0 They have traveled 10,000
miles this past summer in their little car0
On the New York Throughway, they stopped at a
restaurant for coffee and were surprised to see Mr, and Mrs, Lo B, Humphrey and children who
were also heading for the Exposition,,
Guard Blake's daughter Mary Lou and two musicians from the Eastman School of Music,
University of Rochester performed in Mantua at the Portage County Chapter of the Ohio Music
Teachers' Association,
Mary Lou is a mezzo soprano and sophomore at Eastman, with an eye on
musical comedy and a teaching certificate,
The Co Fo Cravers drove to Delaware„ Ohio, where son Frankie plans to study business
administration at Ohio Wesleyan University,
They attended a get-acquainted luncheon, saw
Frank unpacked and settled in his dorm room, and then headed for the Falls and a mighty quiet
home0
Charlotte Monroe enjoyed the whirl of parties and showers honoring her son, Tom Hagerty,
and his fiancee, Linda Grocutt,
Starting with their graduation party,
then a going-away
party for Tom who joined the Navy, there followed a series of bridal showers.
couple was married September 16,
The young
Mary and Pat Mascio celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary September 12 by dining out
au deux.
They were later honored at a family party at the home of their son Joseph in Silver
Lake,
Agnes and Tick Marshall were Sunday guests of the Joseph Leinbergers in Cleveland,
was Tick's Master Sergeant while in the service„
Maida and Art Ricker made a series of short trips throughout Northeastern Ohio and
Joe
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Western Pennsylvania, dining out at a number of interesting places.
Grandson Dennie accompanied them on some of the jaunts«
Daughter Millie and
Ivan and Leona Thayer observed their 31st wedding anniversary and a birthday this month,
with the occasions celebrated on one day at home with friends,
Mrs. Marvin Rossow returned to the hospital for another operation.
All wish her good
luck and Godspeed,
be,
A 22-year old car was bought by A, C, Swartzlander and it still runs, antique though it
He plans to help Walter Onstott install a steam boiler in the Onstott home, just to keep
in practice,
F, Sears is building a patio and addition to his home on Route
is rambling along in a new car these days.
18, while Oscar Riesterer
Vacationers included Vernon Lewis, Wilbur Heckman, and Francis Wolfe, who relaxed at
home.ooThe Rossows got their relaxation by boating on Lake Erie and nearby lakes,.,George Holm
and family took a boat ride to Detroit where they vacationed for a week,,,Louis Blake and
family were in Canada visiting friends,
Frank Wanacek and family were given a tour of City Jail in Newton Falls through the
courtesy of Cass Richards,
Both men share janitorial duties in Headquarters', and Cass, a re
lief policeman, wanted Frank to share in cell
life too by being his guest,
STORES, TRANSPORTATION S INSPECTION INCIDENTS - The H, H. Harrises and friends enjoyed a week
end trip visiting Storybook Forest and Yough-
iohenny Dam, Pennsylvania; Cooper's Rock Forest in West Virginia; and Little Washington before
returning home,
Amy Miscevich greeted her sister and family, the M, S, Bakers of Midland, Texas, who va
cationed in Warren with her family,«,,Amy was enrolled in an IBM course in Ravenna, attending
school in the morning and returning to work in the afternoon.
She is learning how to operate
a key punch machine which is necessary for her work in ammunition stores recordkeeping.
Her
grades have been good,
Theresa and Ralph Hicks
Charles Schimmel, Jr,
attended the Ohio State Fair in Columbus,
is awaiting the call to duty after joining the U.
S. Air Force,
EXEC-ACCOUNTS - Harold Klett is beaming because of the arrival of his first grandson, Gregory
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Todd Umscheid,
Fred Cooper's son Michael won the standing broad jump event in Ravenna's summer play
ground competition, "Physical Fitness, U,S,A," Michael also joined sisters Celeste and
Michele in enthusiastic adoption of the learn-to-swim program at Twin Lakes,
The heir of Sally Gillium was feted to an office party and gifts that will keep him happy
car riding or strolling,
Sally retired temporarily to await her first offspring,
"The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm" was enjoyed by the Paul Pringles,
It was a
treat for Brenda as was her return to school and the resumption of fourth grade.
The Hostetlers
tented for four days at East Harbor State Park near Sandusky,
For a va
cation finale, Chuck literally drank in the shade of the old apple tree.
Trailer touring New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania were the Eli Romicks.
They were
especially impressed with Atlantic City,,.And congratulations to Eli and Mary who observed
their 10th wedding anniversary September 6,,,Eli mentioned that son Mike is now in 4th grade,
Jimmy's
in 1st,
and Tommy is home with Mom,
Angie Bello completed her vacation at home and on several pre-school shopping sprees,,.
Charlene Horn helped husband Bill, with injured left hand, paint the home of the elder Horns
in Mt, Vernon Labor Day weekend.
Son Jeff is now in kindergarten and enjoying classes...Ed
Horvat completed his second week of vacation -- taking it easy away from the job.
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SIVONS WIN - Betty and Joe Sivon maintained a substantial lead throughout the greater part of
the season to easily win their second consecutive championship in the Mixed
Doubles League at Chestnut Hills,
The mixed doubles wound up a very enjoyable golf year, closing the season with one final
round for fun only and a cook-out at the home of Dorothy Thomas, League Secretary.
Season's honors were garnered by:
Team low net, Ernsts 51; Team low gross, Sivons 74;
Ladies' low gross, Estella Pavlick 38; and Men's low gross, Joe Sivon 32.
SARROCCO LEADS - Heading into the stretch, Nick Sarrocco has taken a four-point lead in the
Thursday Singles League at Chestnut Hills.
Nick posted a 35 in winning 7.5
points from Lou Lynch, while V, Hudson was dropping his closest competitor Jack Streeter by a
6-4 count.
Last week proved to be a cropper for the top men, as all except Nick lost their
matches,
Low scores the past two weeks were:
Sarrocco 35; Streeter 37; Krengel 38; and
Walters 41,
FINAL STANDINGS - MIXED DOUBLES
MEN'S STANDINGS THROUGH 9-13-62
Sarrocco -------------—
Betty § Joe Sivon
■
74.5
101,5
Streeter
97.0
Estella § Bob Pavlick —- 70,5
Krengel
88.5
Barbara § Chuck Hostetler
Klett
86.5
58,0
Dorothy Thomas-Joe Clark - 5480
Hudson
Ede 5 George Ernst
52,0
Leonard
Jean Sechler-Bob Howe11 — 49,0
Metcalf
75.0
Mary § Jit Harris
Sanders
63,0
46,0
•
86,0
84,0
Walters
■
58.0
TEN-PINNERS OPEN FIRE - Headquarters, George Road Shop, Old Timers, and the 68th EOD Teams
opened the new bowling season with a bang.
Each handed his opponents
an 8-0 shutout and earned a share of the lead after the first evening's action,
George Road, paced by Dick Benton's 188-530, rolled the team high series of 2,874 in its
match with the Circle Residents, George Ernst's 199-476 was high for the Residents.
The
68th EOD registered the team high game of 1,002 as Joe Gwin's 191-499 was tops against the
Leftovers.
Pat Revezzo's 192-519 score led Headquarters to its 8-0 sweep over the Engineers despite
Joe Sivon's individual high series effort of 532,
Eddie Leonard and John Baryak had high
game and high series as the Old Timers shut out the Guards,
MEN'S BOWLING LEAGUE STANDINGS
George Road
Won 8
Lost 0
2,874 Pins
Circle Residents
Won 0
8
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Headquarters
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Vol.
16, No,
9
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc, a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire
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September,
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1962
Rubber Company,
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Ravenna Arsenal
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Ravenna, Ohio
October, 1962
DEAR READERS:
The final results of the seventh annual United Fund Drive conducted by Ravenna
Arsenal, Inc. have been announced by Mr. H. M. Krengel, Drive Chairman. The Drive netted
$4-,072.87 with many of the employees participating as "Fair Share" donors either on a
payroll deduction plan or with cash contributions. Payroll deductions will begin with
the first pay received after January 1, 1963, and distribution of the funds will be made
on a quarterly basis to designated cities.
A drawing of prizes for all "Fair Share" donors was held at the conclusion of the
Drive, In attendance at the drawing were G. R. Sanders; Marvin Gordon, President of
Local Union No. 4581, USW; J. E. Sharpnack, President of Local Union No. 810, Interna
tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL; L. B. Humphrey; and J. P. Talkowski.
Winners of the "Fair Share" drawing were: Jack French, a transistor radio,- first
prize; Harold Hoskins, second prize of an electric toaster; and Frank Bissonette, a
steam and dry iron, third prize.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK HIGHLIGHTS
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As promised, letters were sent to all employees and
post residents in anticipation of Fire Prevention
Week. Included with each letter were "Facts about Fire" and a "Home Fire Safety Check
List," By mailing these fact sheets to your homes, management felt the entire family
would be able to make fire prevention work.
At the plant site, the Contractor's Fire Department participated in a series of
four different demonstrations for storage, maintenance, transportation, and operations
personnel, which were staged in the areas of the railroad yard, George Road Shops, the
Main Garage, and Laundry Building, In each instance, firemen set up the fires which
were later extinguished by using proper extinguishers. The demonstrations and narra
tions were handled by R. B. Walters, Fire-Guard Lieutenant, and firemen assisting with
the demonstration setups were H. A. Hill, C, A. Welker, N. G. Barker, and E. B. O'Neal.
S. C. Casbourne and firemen visited the homes of post tenants, inquiring if any
had a problem relating to fire prevention. October 13 was set aside for picking up
combustible materials from staff quarters, which residents were requested to rid from
attics, basements, and garages.
The cooperation of householders to this call was ex
cellent, and the elimination of the combustibles removed a possible threat to a fire
of spontaneous or other origin.
Children of post residents were rewarded with Sparky coloring books, which were
delightfully received.
The fire prevention talks given by Mr. Walters dwelled on information contained in
the fact sheets sent to all employees, axid he explained how they could best use that in
formation to good advantage.
Stress was placed on the importance of preventing fires at home and at work.
Members of municipal and installation fire departments can and do help when fire
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strikes, but prevention is more important and can be achieved by following a few, simple
safety checks. By making yourselves familiar with these safety factors, you will.be
making Fire Prevention Week a satisfying annual event.
CONTRACT YEAR EXTENDED - A meeting was held at Headquarters, Ammunition Procurement and
Supply Agency, Joliet, Illinois, on September 17, 1962, to nego
tiate for a contract supplement between Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., Operating Contractor at
Ravenna Ordnance Plant, and the United States Government.
Present for the meeting were Capt. Theron W, Driscoll, C, R. Kennington, H. M.
Krengel, and L. B. Humphrey.
The 29th supplement to the contract which was agreed to will extend the contract
time through September 30, 1963.
SUMMER MAINTENANCE PROGRAM COMPLETED
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Re-roofing, painting, road resurfacing and
repair, and other deferred maintenance work
which can best be done during the good old summer time were finalized at the end of
September.
Plant employees can take great pride in the appearance of the installation, and
will do x^ell to continue to maintain this appearance by the use of good housekeeping
and neat work habits.
GROUP SAFETY AWARD SHARED
The Portage County Industrial Safety Council, co-sponsor
of the Portage County Industrial Safety Campaign, met
with representatives of industry in Ravenna, Ohio, on October 10, for its awards ban
quet.
Mr. G. R.
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Sanders was in attendance.
Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. received the Industrial Commission of Ohio's Group Safety
Award for its contribution to safety for the period January 1 through December 31>
1961, and Mr. Sanders accepted the award in the name of the Contractor.
On October 16, during the Supervisory Safety-Training Meeting, Mr. Sanders pre
sented the award in turn to Mr. C. F« Craver in behalf of all supervisors and employees.
The award was signed by Richard W. Morse, Superintendent, Division of Safety and Hygiene
for the State of Ohio.
It also bore the motto — KEEP OHIO HIGH IN SAFETY,
The average frequency for the group based on personnel figures, Mr. Craver re
vealed, was 7.24- while Ravenna's frequency was 2.17 for the year 1961.
FOUR AT MARYLAND MEETING
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Capt, Theron W. Driscoll, G. H. Yocum, R. G. Pavlick, and
Eo C. Lietaow, all members of the American Ordnance Associ
ation, attended the annual meeting of the AOA at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., on
October 4.
This was the 44-th annual event held by the association.
The purpose of the meeting was to inform those members on the science-industryarmed forces team of the status of standard and developmental armament and of new
weapons requirements for best equipping today's American fighting man in his diverse
roles and missions.
The tests and demonstrations of modern x^eapons were staged at the
Aberdeen Proving Grounds.
SAFETY DIRECTORS CONFER
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For the first time in approximately four years, safety
directors from the various installations under the command
of the present Ammunition Procurement and Supply Agency met in Joliet, Illinois, for a
conference which lasted from October 9 through 11, 1962.
The topics of discussion and
presentation included everything from hazards to records, with the theme being SAFETY
IS EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS,
- 3 Col. Homer G. Barber, Commanding Officer of APSA, welcomed the group which number
ed about 4-0 persons.
Representing Ravenna Ordnance Plant and Ravenna Arsenal, Inc..
were Capt.
Theron W. Driscoll and C. F. Craver.
Army reorganization was explained by Mr. Frederick Bishoff of the Safety Division
of Army Materiel Command, Washington, D. C.
Before the conclusion of the 3-day seminar^ time was devoted to problems submitted
by APSA installations and a panel discussion.
OLD NEWS STILL NEWSY
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National Newspaper Week began October 15 ... but to take you
back a while, when the Krengels were moving out of their Akron
home to establish residence in the staff circle, Mr. Krengel came across a copy of the
Cincinnati INQUIRER dated 19O4-.
The paper had become brittle and yellow with age, but
the print was still bold with news of the surrender of Port Arthur. An editorial on
the Cincinnati Reds stated:
"It is to be hoped that the efforts to strengthen the Reds
of next year will prove successful, and that the qualities which are now lacking will
be manifest next season,"
As for schools,
enrollment was satisfactory and growing.
The superintendent \ra.s
pleased with high school attendance.
The ads proved interesting too when the best hat for the money in the city sold
for $3.00j when you could buy ruffled Swiss curtains for 79£- a pairj and when canned
peas cost $1.00 for a dozen cans and bread sold for 1$ a loaf.
One ad boasted:
"Don't
be fat.
My new obesity food quickly reduces weight to normal without dieting, exer
cise, exertion or any effort whatever on your part, and is absolutely safe.11
Then as now, newspapers make interesting reading.
CHILDREN AND TRAFFIC
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The chief cause of accidental death among children is the
motor vehicle.
Drive safely yourself and teach traffic pre
cautions to your children.
1.
2.
Drive at moderate speed on all city streets.
Teach children always to look both ways, waiting until the way is safe
before stepping off the curb.
3.
4.
Caution them never to coast through traffic intersections without stop
ping; never hitch sleds or wagons to vehicles.
Teach them to play in yards or enclosed public play areas, never to
5.
Caution them about walking and playing on railroad tracks and rail
play in the
streets.
road right-of-ways.
6.
Talk about traffic dangers in your home before your children.
Help
them to become safety conscious.
Note:
The above article was taken from the POWDER PRESS, a Radford Ordnance Plant
publication dated September 7, 1962.
*#* TEN-YEAR SERVICE PIN AWARDS ***
Engineering:
E. L. Stonestreet ...........
10/16/52
tion & Inspection:
L. E. Lynch ...•
10/6/52
Accounting:
F. R. Cooper.
E. P. Romick
10/15/52
10/30/52
Stores, Transporta
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THOUSAND ARCHERS PARTICIPATE
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Over 1,100 archers registered for the tournament
managed by the Apco Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Club, and 1,034 participated during the three September days selected for the shoot.
Of the participants 985 were male and 49 female archers.
The biggest day was opening day, September 23, when 474 persons from various cities
in Ohio and Pennsylvania showed up for the contest. September 28 and 30 averaged 280
archers each.
A permanent archery range set up much like a golf course was created by the Con
servation Club members, with 28 stations and target distances varying from 12 to 75
feet.
Contestants shot from standing, sitting, and kneeling positions.
The top 350 scorers (330 men and 20 women) will be invited to hunt one day during
the deer season. Hunting dates are October 27, November 3, 10, 17, and 24. Seventy
archers will be scheduled each day and will hunt in two groups of 35 persons each.
This was the first time that Ravenna Ordnance Plant played host to the archers to
determine who could qualify for one day of bow and arrow deer hunting. The tournament
was open to anyone. The only rules laid down by the committee concerned the pull of
the bow and the weight of the arrows. Bows had to have at least a 40-lb. pull, and
arrows had to weigh at least 400 grains, which are needed under actual hunting condi
tions to bring down a deer.
USED EQUIPMENT-FURNITURE FOR SALE
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Invitation to Bid S-390 was released by the Scrap
and Salvage Department, offering for sale such
items as electric motors, gear reducers, repair parts, a press, an electric welder, a
forge, stokers, a scale, furniture, uniforms, and many other items no longer needed by
the Government. The total cost of the items was 136,793.00 but any or all will be made
available, through this sealed bid, to the highest bidders.
Bids will close November 6,
1962,
Persons other than employees who are interested are invited to come to the Ravenna
Ordnance Plant to inspect the equipment, furniture, and miscellaneous items being offer
ed, and submit their bids.
Inspection hours are between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Mr. T. L. Spahn, Foreman of General Stores and Scrap and Salvage, can provide ad
ditional bid sheets or information as required.
SALUTE TO RN's
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Ohio's Governor Michael V. diSalle designated the week of October 28
through November 3 as Professional Registered Nurse's Week, and what
a tribute to pay to all "Angels of Mercy."
Dorothy E. Thomas, R. N., affectionately known as "Tommy" to many of her co-workers
and associates, is one of 26,000 registered professional nurses in active practice
throughout the State. Her work in the post hospital was begun with the Ordnance Corps
in April of 1951, and she has been with the Operating Contractor for the majority of
the past ten years.
In addition to being a proficient nurse, rendering to the cares and needs of per
sons employed at Ravenna Ordnance Plant, Tommy is also a good sport and an active parti
cipant in Recreation Club and sports programs.
SCOTT SANDERS ENTERED SCIENCE EXHIBIT
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Scott Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs, G, R*
Sanders, who has an impressive scientific
record of accomplishment for his 17 years, received further recognition at the Ohio
- 5 State Fair in Columbus, Ohio, where he entered the Junior Science Exhibit.
Scott en
tered his static propellant testing stand which he created for displaying a means of
static testing solid propellants.
For his participation he received, much to his delight, a trophy with the follow
ing citation:
"It is. with pleasure that I present this trophy to you, Scott Sanders, in recog
nition of your science exhibit at the 1962 Ohio State Fair.
May I add my personal
congratulations for your achievement."
The citation was personally signed by John G. Glenn, Jr., Lt. Col., U. S. Marine
Corps.
BILLY BOARD SAYS:
Little Causes Start Big Fires
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Big trees from little acorns grow,
but in just a spark of a second a
little flame can turn a big tree into an ash even though it may have been a mighty oak
to begin with.
Fires are devastating.
in its path.
They can scar and ruin the land and everything that comes
Once it begins to spread, fire is hard to control and putting out a big
fire can be an exhaustive, tiring effort.
A little tiling like a match in the hands of grown-ups can be just as damaging as
in the hands of a child if any degree of carelessness is displayed in its use.
If you
learn to appreciate the value and use of such little items, the big things will remain
big and continue to grow with the years.
*#* HAPPY
BIRTHDAY ***
The sound of October with rustling of leaves, leaves us with this thought
for the occasion;
Since you have a birthday scheduled this month, \-ihy not make it a happy
celebration?
E.
F.
F.
R. Cooper
Botts
2
4
E. C.
S. R.
Lietzow
Bukovsky
19
19
A. R. Potopovich
6
Binckley „
7
J. L. Metcalf
R. Howell
20
R. W.
W.
Herron
9
J. Lucas
21
21
A.
20
P. J. Pringle
10
L. J.
R.
E.
Benton
10
V.
H.
C.
Anderson
13
E. M. Leonard
26
A.
J.
Schwenk
15
C. Y. Keen
Mary I. Mascio
Lillian R. McConnell ....
27
28
31
0. R. Gallagher ,
F.
16
A. Wolfe
17
R. M. Cox
BOGNAR-LESLIE VOWS
Leslie,
son of Mr.
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Blake
H. Vandenboom
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Paul J. Bognar gave his daughter Barbara Jean in marriage on
September 22, 1962, when she became the bride of Edward A.
and Mrs. E.
A.
Leslie, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
exchanged at the Immaculate Conception Church, Ravenna, Ohio.
sister of the bridegroom was maid of honor.
The vows were
Miss Phyllis Leslie,
Bridesmaids were another sister, Miss Mary
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and Mrs. John Slosar, a friend of the bride since they were in nurse's training,
Barbara's brother, Paul Charles, was an usher in the wedding party.
Immediately after the wedding ceremony, a breakfast was served at the Bognar home.
More than 100 close friends and relatives attended an afternoon reception held at the
"Arsenal" Recreation Hall.
Among the out-of-town guests were Barbara's maternal grandmother, Mrs, C. M, Foltz
of Wyola# Montana;
Wyoming;
Mrs.
Mr.
Mrs,
Harold Grafel,
and Mrs. Et A.
Helen O'Brien,
a sister to the bride's mother, from Casper,
Leslie, parents of the bridegroom;
Miss Theresa Leslie and
aunts of the bridegroom also of Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts,
The new Mrs. Leslie received her nurses training at Stt John's Hospital School of
Nursing, Cleveland,
Her husband attended Boston College and Boston University where he
received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees,
The young couple are living in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, where he is employed in the
industrial relations department of the Ford Motor Company,
EXEC-ACCOUNTS -
Walter Davis, former Purchasing Department employee who retired about
seven years ago, was recently elected president of the Ravenna KLwanis
Club,
He was one of four active and one inactive charter members of the organization
at its founding in 1922, and almost became president in 194-2, after reaching the first
vice presidency, but chose instead to work at the Ravenna Arsenal.
Mr, Davis, now 73» graduated from Kent State University; was superintendent of
schools in Columbiana, Ohio; served in the Army; was in business; and then worked at the
installation for both contractors and the Ordnance Corps before retiring in 1955.
Mr, and Mrs, Davis make their home at 718 Lafayette Street in Ravenna, and are
still active and young at heart.
A boy was welcomed into the home and hearts of Sally and Robert Gillium on
October 16.
The little man, their first offspring, weighed 5 lbs., 12 oz., and measured
18-g- inches tall. He has been named Martin Daniel,
Mr, R, P, Shadley, Firestone Home Office, made an audit of records and procedures
in the Accounting Department from September 17 through 19«
The knitters have taken over again, and needles are flying with colored yarns,
Joan Pringle, Mary Ann Siglow, Angie Bello, and Marilyn Simone have been busy making
mittens and gloves in their spare time.
Marilyn will now have more time to devote to
this hobby since her temporary assignment in Payroll was completed on October 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pringle and Brenda motored to Buckhannon^ West Virginia, where
they visited with his family and toured the State Game Farm nearby.
The trees and
foliage were at the height of color during their weekend excursion,
A letter received from Roslyn Solky informed us that she and Ed are now residents
of Waltham, Massachusetts.
Dorothy Lott had a week of leisure and comfort — the kind of vacation working
gals desire but seldom get.
Cars seem to be getting bigger and more powerful for Charlene Horn,
Have you
noticed the limousine she's been driving to work these days?
A new spinet organ now commands every waking moment of Tress O'Lear's time.
She
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would rather make music than sleep.
Mr. and Mrs, R. B. Walters, accompanied by Ed Horvat and Pat Revezzo, saw the
Massillon football team win its victory over Akron East on October 12.
On another oc
casion the foursome, joined by Captain Driscoll and Tress O'Lear, made up two bowling
teams for the open bowling event the night the Recreation Club had its Fall Gettogether,
No one won any bowling prizes, but all had a lot of fun.
STORES,, TRANSPORTATION & INSPECTION INCIDENTS
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Information was received from Domenic
Mancini that he is getting along quite
well, considering.
He was injured in a fall from a tree last month, and is presently
convalescing with cast at his home on 183 Forest Street, N. W,, Warren, Ohio. Domenic
wanted his personal thanks conveyed to all who have been inquiring about or are con
cerned for his recovery.
Amy Miscevich completed her course of morning instructions in IBM key punch oper
ations in Ravenna, and has now resumed a full daily schedule of office routine in the
division's office.
She has also taken to driver's training lessons and hopes to get a
license to drive her No.
1 car to and fro.
Dick Spencer and family took in all of the beautiful natural views leading to and
from Niagara Falls.
The M. J. Parkers used up the final week of their vacation and took advantage of
the colorful autumn weather by traveling to West Virginia, Washington, D. C, and other
points, of interest.
Margaret Kaibas wishes to be remembered to her friends and former associates at
She now boasts of having two grandchildren.
the "Arsenal."
ENGINS|^_EVENTS
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Vacations highlighted the news from this department during the month
with J. F. Stacy and family visiting Niagara Falls and traveling
through the New England States into Kentucky and Tennessee.
Joe DeLeone attended the Little Brown Jug Harness Races in Delaware, Ohio... Cal
Chesser enjoyed a liesurely vacation at home watching the world series on television.
Others vacationing at home were:
J. S. Murray, C. L. McGee, C. G«Henning, J. E.
Sharpnack, and Gene Henn.
ORDNANCE^ORBITS
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News was received of the marriage of Leita KLmmey, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs, A. G. Kimmey, former residents and employees, to Roger
Spencer, who had been stationed with the 68th EOD Unit at Ravenna Ordnance Plant*
The
nuptials were culminated in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 15.
Congratulations are in order for Lt. and Mrs.
L. J. Howie, Jr.. who became parents
of their first child and son on October 29 1962.
Persons who remember Maj. John Gorski will be saddened to learn of his demise in
Oklahoma,
He had been ailing since April of this year, and death was caused by lung
' cancer.
While at the installation, Major Gorski was employed in the Operations Division
for the Ordnance Corps.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INDEX
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Mrs, C. F. Craver accompanied her husband to Chicago and
Joliet, 111,, where he attended the Safety Directors'
Seminar.
Mrs. T. W. Driscoll was a passenger in their car enroute to the "Windy City"
where she joined her husband, Captain Driscoll, who made the seminar via Louisville,Ky«
The Cravers were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Carpenter of Kankakee, Illinois.
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NICK SARROCGO TRIUMPHS
THE
SPORTS
SCENE
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With the sounds of the maples already resounding from the
plant bowling lanes, the Thursday Singles Golf League was
completing its schedule at the Chestnut Hills Golf Course,
Nick Sarrocco claimed top honors as he
withstood the challenge of Jack Streeter to
Sarrocco
108,5
romp home with a 4-point margin.
Streeter.
104. 5
FINAL STANDINGS
Nick rounded
out a fine season as he posted the low gross
Krengel.
93.0
34 and low net 30 in the last round of play.
Lynch..o
KLett
93.0
91.5
***SEAS0N'S LOW GROSS —- Ed Leonard
31
***SEAS0N'S LOW NET
24
68TH EOD IN FRONT
Ed Leonard..
Hudson..
Leonard
.
91.5
87.0
Metcalf
Sanders....
Walters
81.0
67.0
63.0
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The 68th EOD squad roared into the top spot in the Monday Men's
Handicap Bowling standings.
Trouncing four opponents 8-0 while
dropping only one match 2-6, the 68th EOD team enjoyed a fine start.
However, the
George Road Shop team turned the tables in action on Monday, October 22nd as they upset
the leaders 8-0 to gain second place and reduce the gap to 6 points.
Joe Sase's 185541 and John Meliher's 192 lead the George Road to their 1013 game and 2896 series.
Engineers, paced by Carl Bauman's 183-533, surprised the Old Timers to also regis
ter an 8-0 win and move into third place. The Engineers rolled the season's high series
of 3003.
Headquarters notched a 6-2 victory over the Guards \ihlle Circle Residents and
the ROP Leftovers battled to a 4-4 draw.
Ed Horvat's 177, Tommy Spahn's 174, Carl
Buterbaugh's 173 and Harry Krengel's 170 x-rere top scores in these matches.
Top series and top games posted in the first six weeks:
Paul Thompson 597-224,
Ernie Erickson 574-201, Bob Pavlick 569-212, Bauman 541-200, Kucher 540-193, Sivon 532-
178, Benton 530-196, Revezzo 525-205, Whitaker 521-199, Horvat 517-216, Ernst 514-199,
Streeter 509-199.
BOWSERS LEAD MIXED DOUBLES
— Helen and Bill Bowser moved into the early lead in the
Tuesday Mixed Doubles Bowling League.
In last weeks ac~
tion, they won 6 points from Ede and George Ernst with a high game of 405 and series of
1134.
High match scores were Helen's 159-454 and George's 176-472.
Vi and Ed Weather-
ford took over the runner-up spot, four points back of the leaders as a result of their
shut-out over the Buterbaughs.
Jean and Ernie Erickson, although held to a 4-4 tie with
the Edekers, managed to keep in third place.
STANDINGS
Men's (10-22-62)
Team
68th EOD
George Rd.Shop
Engineers
ROP Leftovers
Won Lost
34
28
26
24
14
20
22
20
24
26
26
28
16
32
Headquarters
22
Old Timers
Circle Residents
Guards
22
Won Lost
Team
Helen-Bill Bowser
Vi-Ed Weatherford
Jean-Ernie Erickson
Estella-Bob Pavlick
A.Hiltgen-T.Driscoll
26
24
24
Ede-George Ernst
22
D. Thompson-C . Elleritucg
22
Molly-Joe Gwin
18
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Vol. 16, No. 10
32
28
Won
Team
Lost
Iona-C.But erbaugh
D e Thomp s on-L o Howi e
12
20
12
12
28
14
Carol-Daryl Edeker
10
30
8
6
Gladys-E.Spurlock
8
34
Alberta-Hany Krengel
28
8
4
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18 * * BOWLERS OF THE WEEK
Men
Joe
Sase
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Estella Pavlick *
14 * Ladies
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October, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Ravenna Ordnance Plant
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Ravenna, Ohio
November, 1962
DEAR READERS:
Hallowe'en is over and Thanksgiving Day will soon be here with Christmas following
next in line*
In looking to Thanksgiving, if we heed the message that is meant for that
special day, we will all get to our knees to express wholehearted thanks for the free
doms we enjoy in this country and for our rights and privileges as citizens of this
mighty nation.
By voting, as many of us did November 6, we exercised a right which is
openly denied to individuals in many other countries.
If we didn't vote and are not
pleased with the results of the election, we may complain bitterly about it but we can
blame no one but ourselves because we failed in our duty as Americans.
On Veterans* Day, homage and respect were paid to the honored dead who fought and
fell to make our country strong.
Those who participated in the Veterans' Day programs,
if only to display the Stars and Stripes, paid a tribute by expressing their thanks in
that way.
All of us as Americans have much to be thankful for, especially when we admit
that it is everything to be an American.
HERCULES BIDDING FOR FACILITIES.
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Since April of this year, officials of the Hercules
Powder Company, Wilmington, Delaware, have shown an
interest in certain facilities located at the Ravenna Ordnance Plant. Personnel from
the Hercules' office and men from the Corps of Engineers and other Governmental agen
cies have visited the plant throughout the past months, inquiring about and checking
sites which are available and could be used by the Hercules Powder Company for their
operations, should a lease agreement be reached by and between them and the Department
of the Army.
Anyone working in the Government will readily understand that such agreements are
not reached overnight; that it is necessary to work out details and get full approvals
through channels.
While press reports of hiring appear to be encouraging, the management of Ravenna
Arsenal, Inc. do not wish to mislead employees and will report if and when a lease
agreement is executed and what effect such a lease will have on the installation.
NEW BADGES BEING WORK
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On October 22, the employees and residents of Ravenna
Arsenal, Inc. and the Ravenna Ordnance Plant were issued new
picture badges. The badges are designated as the property of the United States Govern
ment.
Consequently, each bearer is held accountable for his badge, and none is to be
damaged or mutilated in any way.
Loss of any badge must be reported immediately to
the Employment and Services Department.
A new badge will be issued at a cost of $1.00
each to defray fabrication expense of the new badge.
Badges are issued as a means of identification for the exclusive and official use
of the holder pictured thereon, and the use or possession by any other person is un
lawful, making the offender liable for a heavy penalty.
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One of the requirements which has been in force since the security program was
inaugurated at the installation is that all persons display their badges in view of
the guards who are required to check them. While some people seemingly dislike their
photographs in a 2^ x 3|- inch frame, guards have expressed the fact that their jobs
appear easier since the pictures and badges are larger and somewhat better to see.
TWO ORDNANCE EMPLOYEES RECEIVE 20-YEAR SERVICE AWARDS
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Two members of the Command
ing Officer's Staff, Mrs,
Estella B. Pavlick, and Miss Florence E. Dingledy, received 20-Year Department of the
Army Service Pins together with Certificates of Service* Captain Theron W, Driscoll,
Commanding Officer, presented the awards in a ceremony in his office on November 8,
1962* Members of his staff and members of the contractor's organization witnessed
the presentation*
AIT of their service with the government has been with this in
stallation*
Mrs. Pavlick resides at 6277 Newton Falls Road, R* D. 2, Ravenna, and Miss
Dingledy resides at 120 Benita Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio*
REGARDING SHELTERS
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When President John F. Kennedy made his television address to
the world on October 22, outlining emergency plans to impose a
naval quarantine on Cuba against further build-up of Russian missile bases in that
country, the public became concerned for its safety in view of being within striking
distance of the Russian missiles* Their concern was to readily support the President
and his program and to give more serious thought to their own protection* For that
reason, talks and plans for shelters from bombs and fallout were accelerated*
At the Ravenna Ordnance Plant, in the event of an emergency (regardless of its
nature), management officials understand and recognize the need to protect its em
ployees and residents from imminent dangers*
Under the guidance of Capt. Theron W« Driscoll, and with the assistance of H* M*
Krengel and the Ordnance-Contractor staffs, a shelter program was introduced, desig
nating certain areas for immediate shelter, and supplying these shelters with food,
water, clothing, and other essentials*
All employees have been given hand-out material, telling them what to do in case
of an alert.
They have been instructed where to go for shelter*
An employees' pool
of cars was mapped out to provide transportation to the shelter sites for all person
nel in the least number of vehicles.
Guards, firefighters, telephone operators,
water plant employees, and power house operators have also been alerted with special
instructions. Tests will be conducted to work out any problems before a complete and
coordinated test for all employees and residents can be made.
When employees understand that similar provisions are being made for their fam
ilies at home through Civil Defense and that schools are providing places of shelter
for children of school age, they will recognize the value in seeking shelter pro
vided at the installation, rather than chance a drive home, only to be stopped or
directed elsewhere by Civil Defense authorities*
Therefore, in the event radiation
should occur, the chances for survival would be better if all employees elected to
remain at the installation, in the shelters provided for their safety and wellbeing*
CHECKS GO TO CHARITIES
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While the United Fund Drive was in progress for the year
1963, checks totaling $818.36 were mailed to various
charitable agencies throughout the area of the Ravenna Ordnance Plant*
These monies
represented distribution of wages and earnings from employees' deductions for the
United Fund Drive during the third quarter of 1962*
Letters acknowledging receipt of checks were received from the Trumbull County
Chapters of the New March of Dimes and the American National Red Cross, thanking
Ravenna Arsenal, Inc. employees for their continued support.
An acknowledgment from the loungstown Area Heart Association advised that the
money would be applied toward their programs of research, education, and community
service*
They also thanked the company for including the heart fund in its 1963 United
Fund Drive.
PLANT HOSTS 300 CAMPERS
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The West District of the Western Reserve Council, Boy
Scouts of America, had a Fall Camp-out at the Ravenna Ord
nance Plant for over 300 scouts and adult leaders*
The event began at 9:00 a.m., on
Saturday, October 20, and ended at 2s00 p.m., Sunday, October 21.
Saturday morning was spent in setting up troop camp sites and preparing the noon
meal.
In the afternoon some of the boys worked on various requirements for second and
first-class ranks in advancement classes. Other scouts participated in an eight-mile
hike over "Arsenal" grounds,. Bus tours of the installation were also scheduled, and
large numbers of deer and other wildlife which inhabit the fenced-in areas were observed,,
Soccer and other physical fitness events occupied the early evening hours*
The boys attended Catholic and Protestant services on Sunday morning, after which
they took part in a two-hour long physical fitness program*
Units attending the weekend camp-out were Troops 1, 8, 9, 13, 29, 92, 93, 107, and
Post 9 — all from Warren.
In addition, members were present from Champion Troop 27j
Braceville Troop 64j Hiram Troop 61j West Farmington Troop 74.j Parkman Troop 76j
Southington Troop 70; and Newton Falls Troops 60 and 69.
Mr. Edwin Everett, Chairman
of the District Activities Committee, was in charge of the camp-out.
This was one in a series of special activities planned for the benefit of the Boy
Scouts which promote character building, citizenship training, and physical fitness
for the future leaders of the world* The Ravenna Ordnance Plant was pleased to play
a small part in their program*
BID SALE BRINGS IN CASH
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The sale of electric motors, gear reducers, and other
specialized items of Government property no longer re
quired for use at the installation, which were advertised for sale by Invitation to
Bid S-390, realized a total of $6,028.05 in returns*
This represented 16.7% of the
acquisition cost.
RECREATION CLUB EVENTS
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The annual Hallowe'en Costume Dance was held at the Recrea
tion Building on October 27, 1962, with approximately 60
members and guests dancing to the music of the John Hovarke orchestra.
Prizes were
awarded for outstanding costumes with the prize for most original going to Bill and
Helen Bowser, the most devilish of devilsj the prettiest and funniest prizes went to
guests? and Wilbert Rogers, as the "most charming lady," kept everyone guessing.
Refreshments consisted of the traditional donuts and coffee or cider*
The Club also sponsored a party on Hallowe'en night for club members' children
of all ages* The costumes were varied, everything from a rattlesnake to Miss BoFeep©
Costume prizes were awarded, as at the adult party.
The children were divided into
age groups for games which were played... How long has it been since you tried to eat
an apple dangling on a string© The children were served hot dogs, donuts, cider and
pop.
Thanks to a fine committee headed by Mr. and Mrs. C. R« Kennington for these affairs.
BILLY BOARD SAYS:
"Today Is Your Reward for Yesterday's Safety.w
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This is a nice
way to say •—
Safety pays, and it doesj but other good deeds pay off tooo A child in school may
be rewarded for a well-written report. It may only be a gold star, but that indicates
a job well done. A personable, considerate waitress may be tipped more because of the
extra service she gives in the line of duty because you appreciate those extra court
esies when dining out. A senior receives a diploma for having successfully completed
four years of high school — his reward for endurance and scholastic ability,
In each case there is a material reward expressed — a gold star, money, a
diploma*,
However, with safety, you get none of these or similar tokens for having
completed a motor trip. The value you reap is the knowledge that all went well, with
out incident? that you have a clear conscience) and that you are happy to be alive.
Only safety and being safe can grant such priceless rewards, day in and day out.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
November* s a month to be thankful and pray that we have such occasions
to remember this way}
And we're happy indeed 'cause your birthday is near, so feel blessed and be
cheerful — have a wonderful year I
J. N. DiMauro
R. L. Barton ...............o.
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3
C. C. Chesser ,„„
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H. L.
Capt.
W. C.
R. R.
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Hoskin „.„««
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Theron W. Driscoll • •<,.<, 14
Buterbaugh ,„,„....... 17
Helsel «,«,...
17
Estella B. Pavlick
17
TEN YEAR SERVICE PIN AWARD
OUR SYMPATHY
Sally J. Gillium
18
F. M. Sears
F. J* Supek
13
13
M. W. Kirtley
A. B. Paul
•
B. Jones
J. W. Dotson
24
25
29
30
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was made to J. W. Dotson, Department 58 on November 4-, 1962C
is extended to Frank Supek and his family on the death of his brother,
John, who died on October 28, 1962.
Funeral services were held at St.
Anthony Church, Youngstownp Ohio, on October 31» 1962.
To E. L. Stonestreet and his family our sympathy is also extended on the death of
his mother-in-law, Mary Etta Boles, who died on November 3, 1962. Funeral services
were held at the Wood Funeral Home, Ravenna, Ohio, on November 7f 1962.
EXEC-ACCOUNTS
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Good news was heard from two former Arsenalites.
First in line of
congratulations is Helen V. Briceland who became Mrs. Raymond Dean
Morgan on October 19.
Then, on November 3, Mr. ¥. 0. Bloomer, ex-Office Manager, was
united in wedlock to Marguerite I*> Whetstone.
To them go best wishes for marital
happiness.
Mr0 Eo V, Crutcher, Jr0, first Comptroller of Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., was presented
with a Firestone service award pin in Akron on November 15, for having completed 25
years of employment with the parent company. He is presently assigned to the Credit
Department at the home office. Best wishes were beamed from personnel in the Account
ing Department and from other persons in the RAI complex who worked with him here at
the installation.
The H. M. Krengels enjoyed a 11 1/2 day vacation which began October 24- and took
them motoring to Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana. From the first snow-
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fall, they drove to a suami£.er climate. While in Memphis, they -visited with a niece
of Mrs. Krengel and also paid a visit on Mr. and Mrs. Paul Borda at their home on
Hollyoke Lane, While in Mardi gras City, they toured various antique shops, dined on
Creole foods, and saw other points of interest and historical value in the French and
other quarters of the town.
Six girls from RAI are presently enrolled in an evening course on interior decor
ating. Named as "Secretaries of the Interior" are Amy MLspevich, Margaret Parker,
Gladys Walters, Dorothy Lott, Abby Marshall, and Tress O'Lear* The course, sponsored
by the Y. H, G.A. as a part of their night-time adult educational program, is being
taught by an interior decorator-owner of a large and fashionable furniture establish
ment in Niles*
weeks*
The course entails an hour of instruction one night a week for five
Everyone is pleased to know that Charlene Horn's mother, Mrs. Clyde McCurdy, is
well on the road to recovery following major surgery.
The Paul Pringle family has now established residence at 613 West Spruce Avenue
in Ravenna*
No one can deny Id Horvat's extra touch when it comes to giving proper recogni
tion to the ladies. How well he handled the Contractor's plaudits when Bstella
Pavlick and Florence Dingledy were awarded their 20-year service pins in the Ordnanc®
Corps!
And speaking of Ed, he has faithfully reported the news of Accounting Department
personnel for the past 13 months, and has done a remarkable job* Therefore, it was
with reluctance that his resignation from this assignment was accepted. He had asked
to be relieved of reportorial assignments because of "the pressure of his work in the
General Accounting Department. To Ed go our thanks and appreciation for having made
the NEWS LETTER newsier* Replacing Ed as the Department Reporter will be Gladys
Walters, to whom we extend a sincere welcome*
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INDEX
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The best wishes and prayers of all concerned are ex
pressed for the health and recovery of G. R. Sanders,
who was admitted to Robinson Memorial Hospital on November 7*
Due to his illness and hospitalization, John P. Talkowski was selected to attend
the Industrial Relations Conference in Akron on November 13 and
As of November 10, the G* R* Sanders family became tenants of Quarters D in the
Staff Circle.
Congratulations, belated though they be, are extended to Mr, and Mrs* C. F.
Craver who observed their 26th wedding anniversary on October 30.
Michael Dudek and family have driven to Cumberland, Maryland, several different
Sundays recently to visit with their son and brother, Mickey, who is aspiring to be
come a Capuchin Brother*
Vacationing during the months of October and November from the Guard Department
were Frank M. Sears, who put the finishing touches on an addition to his home on
Route 18.... Richard M. Cox, visiting in Kentucky.,..and George C. Waller, who is
taking two weeks to hunt small game*
We are sorry to hear that Mrs* George Holm, who recently underwent an operation
and was convalescing at home, had to return to the hospital for further surgery..* It
is good to hear, however, that Mrs* Wilbur Heckman, Mrs* Marvin Rossow, and Mrs. Donald
- 6 Sheen are well on the road to recovering following recent illnesses, >
The football season is always an,exciting one-for those interested in this sport.
R. B. Walters and daughter Bindy took in several of the home town Bavenna games, a
particularly exciting one being the one with Newton Palls, in. which Bavenna emerged
victorious with the score 14 - 6... Jobs, Sophia* and Bonald Talkowski have taken in
some of the Warren High School games, with ¥arr©n having an outstanding year... Paul,
Mary Lou, and Chuck Bognar were spectators through rain and snow at the majority of
the Chanel High School games, seeing Chanel complete a very successful year. Mary Lou
and Paul were also able to attend SK>st ©f the Junior Varsity games played by Chanel
High School* Chuck played right guard on offense and center on defense for this team,
which made the games all the more exciting for them. For his efforts, Chuck was voted
the most valuable defensive player on the Junior Varsity, and was further rewarded by
being chosen to uniform for the last two Varsity games.
Donald Sheen enjoyed a week at Jbiome the latter part of October, getting the home
place winterized and doing other odd jobs... Louis J. Blake is sporting a new car of
which he's mighty proud.,
James E. Dickson,we
fered while on patrolman
He was a former guard at
sympathy on the death of
understand, is in the hospital following a heart attack suf
duty in Bavenna. We haven't heard how he is progressing.•
the plant* We wish to. extend to Guy Thompson our sincere
his wife on November 6, following a very short illness. Guy
Thompson also was a former plant guard*
OHDHANpE ORBITS
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A, farewell Bget-rtogethern was held for Paul B. Thompson at the
Becreation Hall on Friday, November 2* He had been with the COR's
staff since April, 1961, and received his port call in connection with an assignment to
the Korean Military Assistance Group, Korea. He was selected by the Ammunition Procure
ment and Supply Agency to fill this position under the rotation plan for surveillance
inspectors.
.
Paul has moved his wife and family to Custer, South Dakota, where they will re
side during his tour of duty overseas, and he will report to the Port of Embarkation
on November 26.
Best wishes were extended to him on his new assignment.
ENGINEERING EVENTS
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Jack Streeter's 12-year old daughter was rated No. 3 in Portage
County after .completing national scholarship tests. Her big
gest disappointment — she was out-ranked by two boys {
Mesdames Jane Lawrence, Jean Lucas, and Jackie Robinson have taken to molds,
Mlns, and the art of ceramics.
Something creative and artistic is bound to result
from their interest and learning.
Vacations again take .the spotlight for the division, with G. F. Derr visiting
relatives and friends in Philadelphia,.• Jack Streeter bird hunting at Kelly Island on
Lake Erie... Buford Jones enjoying a, few days in sunny Florida.... Dick Benton, Dave
James, John Meliher, and Nick Sarrocco enjoyed vaoatioaing and hunting. Among those
vacationing at home were Charles Reed, Cole Keen, Harold Hoskins, Frank Bissonette,
and Frank Paul. Bay Mclaniels chose Thanksgiving week to vacation at home, since his
sister will be visiting from Los Angeles and his daughter will also be home for the
holiday.
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A complete recovery is wishes for Jack French from the ankle injury received in
a home accident.
Cur best wishes for a speedy recovery is extended to Mrs. P. 0. Edwards, who re
cently had major surgery.
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ON
THE
SPORTS
SCENE
MONDAY MEN'S LEAGUE - The 68th EOD Squad continued to hold their lead although the
Engineers crept to within two games as they won 6 points from the
Guards while the Circle Residents upset the leaders by the same count.
Len Howie's 177 and George Ernst's 466 paced the Circle Residents to a 1003 game
and 2866 series.
George Kucher's 186-513 set was high for the 68th.
Bob Pavlick's
215-574 and Carl Bauman's 192-490 helped the Engineers to a 1036 game and 2981 series.
Frank Supek led the Guards with a 179-487 game and series.
Despite Pat Revezzo's fine 197-545 series, the Old Timers continued to confound
their opponents as they lashed Headquarters to win 8-0 and notched a 1031 game and 2990
series.
In three weeks the surprising Old Timers have won 22 and lost 2, and have post
ed the season's top game of 1098.
Eddie Leonard's 206, John Baryak's 496, Peewee
Burketh's 490 and John Mayer's 487 have paced the Old Timers to their winning streak.
Rounding out last week's action, George Road Shop edged the ROP Leftovers 5-3 as
Dick Benton's 199-573 and Dick Spencer's 198-482 were high scores for each team.
MIXED DOUBLES LEAGUE
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Two teams deadlocked for first place as firing finished last
Tuesday night. The Bowsers (387-1L4.6) gaining an 8-0 triumph
over the Krengels (365-1062), and the Pavlicks (401-1159) outlasting Thomas-Hoover
(393-1089) for a 6-2 win.
Alice Hiltgen and Ted Driscoll (375-1105) eked a 5-3 decision from the Weatherfords (375-1069) to gain the runner-up spot, Molly and Joe Gwin (405-1144) upset the
Ericksons (374-1065) with an 8-0 shutout, Iona and Carl Buterbaugh (355-1047) topped
the Reeds (34-5-1027) and the Edekers (394-1078) were 6-2 over the Spurlocks (358-1034).
Top scores during the past month:
Ladies - Estella Pavlick, 2O5-529j Helen Bowser,
160-466j Dorothy Thomas 157-388| Alice Hiltgen 157-452; Vi Weatherford 140-405; and Ede
Ernst 136-402. Men - Dick Spencer 220-523j Bob Pavlick 215-574| Eddie Leonard 206j Joe
Sase 202j Pat Revezzo 201-545; Dick Benton 199-573; Ernie Erickson 196-516; Ed Lietzow
194; Carl Bauman 192-490; John Talkowski 183-519; George Kucher 183-519; John Bechdel
498j John Baryak 496; and Peewee Burketh 490.
STANDINGS
MEN'S THRU 11-12-62
Team
Points
68th EOD
Engineers
Old Timers
George Rd. Shop
Circle Reddents
ROP Leftovers
Headquarters
Guards
50
46
44
41
32
31
24
Team
MIXED DOUBLES THRU ll-iU-62
Won,Los,t
Team
Estella-Bob Pavlick
50
Helen-Bill Bowser
50
Won
14
22
A.Hiltgen-T.Dris©oll 43
Ede-George Ernst
38
Do Thomas-C.Ellenberg
Carol-Daryl Edeker
21
Alberta-Harry Krengel
26
Vf-Ed Weatherford
Jean-Ernie Erickson
37
36
27
Iona-Garl Buterbaugh
Gladys-Elmer Spurlock
Darrel-Jean Reed
Molly-Joe Gwin
34
30
36
32
26
22
22
22
20
Lost
40
38
42
42
50
44
20
IBOWLERS OF THE MONTHx
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Iona Buterbaugh
Mem
B&ryl Edeker
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Vol. 16, No. 11
November, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc., a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
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Ravenna Ordnance Plant
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vRavenna, Ohio
December, 1962
Dear Readerss
If you were dreaming of a real old-fashioned winter, then you got your wish with
the arrival of December.
This is the kind of winter we used to know, with lots of ice
and snow and low temperatures*,,
If the weather will last then we can all have a white Christmas too# Even with
the disadvantages winter can bring, the season seems Christmasier when the trees are
lathered with snowflakes, the ground is covered with a mantle of white, and there is a
tingle in the air,
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Being in-a real old-fashioned mood, thanks to the weather, we greet you in this oldfashioned way, which is the very best — May you all,know the joys, the peace, the good«
ness, the love a truly blessed Christmas can offer; and when the calendar welcomes in
another year, may it have newer and brighter blessings for you to garner the whole year
long*
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This what we mean when we say to you:
BONDS STILL BEST GIFTS
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MERRY CHRISTMAS; HAPPY NEW YEAR I
Still topping the list of best gifts at this time of the. year
•
or any time are United States Savings Bonds*
What other
present can be kept for ten years or longer and earn money for your future and provide
for your security?
Employees of Ravenna Arsenal, Iric# continue to be top bond buyers, and they can
thank the payroll deduction plan which makes savings in this manner so convenient.
_
Salaried employees still lead the bond wagon with a total of %«,£% participation;
hourly personnel have a participation of 86*6$; and overall participation is 89«35t»
MEN AND WEATHER,
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Everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything .about it
— how true except"at Ravenna Ordnance Planto
, . When winter blasted Indian Summer with icy roads and tall snow drifts, the first
persqns to respond to the call of clearing them were Jack Streeter and his ground crew©
Assisting in snow removal were Messrs* Frank Paul, Scott Smith, Paul Hughes, Frank
DeLeone, M. H» Gordon, J. R# MacKeage, J. F# Stacy, John Hank, P# 0, Edwards, H« C*v
Anderson, Jo W. Dotson, J# A# Wollenberg, £• L, Stonestreet, M. F« Garro, W, A, Hesr.on,
W* E. Folium, jf Eo Hoover, H.. P# Lock, and W* A, Pfeil*
Deserving of equal recognition are C«. L# McGee, A* R# Kohl, and.Jo C» Shanks> who
keep the equipment maintained and operable.
If a long, hard winter is in store, all of
these men will keep snow away from ROP!s door.
SAFETY AND SEASON RAGE AHEAD
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There was no thought of snow as supervisors and office
personnel watched cars racing over the sands of Florida
during the showing of the "DAITONA 500" movie.
The film was obtained fo*%he Supervisory
Safety-Training Meeting, but management requested that other personnel see it following
the monthly meeting.
Mr* C* F. Graver took the opportunity to speak to the group on his favorite subject
of safety, and he began it with this Holiday Prayer which was written by Roger W* Dana
of Menasha, Wisconsin:
"This holiday, I ask you, God, for the aid we need) that we might practice safety
first in every thought and deed*
To cherish and protect us all and give us help to know
the safest way to have our fun wherever we may go*
Bestow your blessing on us all, and
keep us in your care;
and let our holidays each year become another prayer*"
In keeping with the theme of sharing safety with Christmas, Mr* Graver presented
each supervisor and employee with a handout sheet and commented on the things to have
for a safe Christmas — fire-safe trees; fire-safe lighting; fire-safe decorations and
wrappings;
fire-safe gifts;
and fire-safe habits*
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS CONFERENCE INFORMATIVE
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J. P. Talkowski, Employment and Services
Supervisor who attended the conference
of Industrial Relations Managers in Akron during the illness of G. R* Sanders, said the
conference was very informative.
A number of Firestone officials commented on policies
and procedures*
Mr. J. A. Meek welcomed the conferees and made the introductory remarks, present
ing a review of the company's accomplishments over the years; a history of new plants;
and a projection of what changes and expansions will take place in the future*
A discussion on current trends and issues was led by J. V* Cairns who explained
changes in hiring, training, and supervising techniques as a result of new types of
processes,
Mr*
automation,
etc*
Harold Mill, an attorney for the Firestone organization,
spoke on law and labor
legislation; the topic of pensions and insurance was related by M* T* McMahon; Mr* Glenn
Cross spoke on management development and training, and a discussion followed regarding
selection, training, and training progress of supervisors.
The plant physician, Dr# L# H* Ballou, made comments on medical and industrial
hygiene*
In-plant feeding and employee activities were discussed by W. A* Marshall;
and M# R« Batche covered the subject of safety*
Mr# W# J. Fogarty, a former Ravenna Arsenal*. Inc. Industrial Relations Manager,
and P* E. DuCharme conducted a discussion on arbitration and related matters*
H* L#
Sorensen, another former Industrial Relations Manager for Ravenna Arsenal, Inct, and
R* M* Wilson, former Employment Manager, also attended and participated in the confer
ence*
USAM3 FILM SHOWN
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An eight-minute film furnished by higher command was shown to all
Ordnance Corps personnel and a number of Contractor employees, in
which the background and mission of the U. S#
Army Materiel Command was explained by
its commander, Maj. Gen. Frank S* Besson, Jr*-
This was the second in a series of films presented to show the new organizational
structure since the Department of the Army put all technical services into one cen
tralized command*
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SOIL UNDERGOING TESTS
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In connection with the land management program, Mr* Paul
Reese representing the U.
S«
Soil Conservation Division,
Warren Area, made a 6-day survey of soil throughout the Government installation*
Jack Streeter, who supervises roads, grounds, and track operations, met with Mr*
Reese the first day of his visit to discuss program plans, and then John Hank accom
panied the conservation man who took soil samples of the entire area during the rest
of his survey.
After the soil has been analyzed,
a soil map will be made*
A forester and a biologist are also expected to work with plant officials in the
interests of the land management program*
SECURITY CHECKED
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On December 3, 1962, Mr\ William D* Halford returned to the
Ravenna Ordnance Plant to conduct a physical security survey of
the installation.
Mr* Halford is with the Provost Marshal1 s office at the Ammunition Procurement
and Supply Agency in Joliet, Illinois, and his trip was a return one inasmuch as he
was with the Inspector General* s Team in July of this year.
This last security check
was concluded December 7«
AKRON HOSTS ALL-SAFETY GROUP
and Ravenna Arsenal,
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The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company had a two-day,
all-safety conference in Akron on November 29 and 30,
Inc* was represented by its safety engineer, C* F. Craver*
The conference consisted of a series of lectures and discussions on the allimportant subject of safety*
Taking part in the program were members of Management,
Industrial Relations, Medical, and Engineering Departments of the parent company*
BILLY BOARD SAYS:
Let Your Holiday Spirit Reflect Safety
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Angels seem to have
taken a prominent
place in the decorating schemes at Christmastime*
Cherubs reflect all things heavenly,
but heaven you may see if you don't let safety be seen in the implements you use to
make your Christmas more decorative«
Promise yourself that you will buy and use only safety-approved ornaments, lights,
trees, etc*, and that you will exercise caution and care in installing them.
Safety will
mirror a happier countenance if you face the holidays in the right spirit, the safe way*
THE AMERICAN !S CREED
I believe in the United States of America as a Government of the people, by the
people, for the people, whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed:
a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union,
one and Inseparable, established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice,
and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, support its constitu
tion, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies*
QUOTES:
You can give the bore credit for having one virtue.
people#
He doesn't talk about other
- 4 BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Birthday bells are ringing true to toll good wishes to each of you;
And since the season is to be gay, may your joys increase as you go life's way*
D.
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M.
R.
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TEN-YEAR SERVICE PIN AWARDS
Francis A. Wolfe became eligible for a ten-year service pin award on December 8,
1962 — Medio Sarrocco qualified for his ten-year service pin award on December 17th.
EXEC-ACCOUNTS
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Traveling to Columbus, Ohio, for the November 22nd holiday were Ed
Horvat and family, who shared Thanksgiving Day dinner with his sister
and brother-in-law#
Pat Revezzo made the trip too to bring back Pat Mike and Johnny, and they had
four glorious days together «.„ Pat was thankful and lucky in another way for he won
a turkey for having rolled the highest game at bowling lanes in Niles.
While he admit
ted the bird weighed 10 lbs*, he wouldn't disclose his high game which was high yet
low in the league„
The Krengels gathered at the home of their daughter, Kathleen Whitmore, and family
in Akron, for turkey and the trimmings.
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Mrs, A. Fe Boynton and twins of Port Allegany, Pennsylvania, were week-long guests
at the home of Tress O'Lear.
During their stay, a brother, James J0 0!Lear, and his
wife of Evanston,
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Illinois, dropped in for a weekend visit©
The Paul Prlngles called at the home of Sally Gillium to visit with her and the
family.
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On December 10, Sally made her first trip to the plant since the arrival of Baby
Martin, visiting briefly with her associates, and then leaving to devote full time and
attention to her young family*
Sally was proud to say that Marty is gaining steadily
and topped the scales at 11 lbs* then«
Michelle Cooper, 11-year old daughter of the F. R. Coopers,responded favorably to
Charlene Horn!s son Jeffery is scheduled to undergo a simi
a tonsillectomy operation.
lar operation and the removal of his adenoids.
When G# H, Yocum went to visit his wife Mary in Robinson Memorial Hospital several
weeks ago, he learned that Mrs* Go N« McSherry, the wife of our former Purchasing
Agent, was hospitalized at the same time for a broken ankle.
Best wishes are extended
to both women for a quick and lasting recovery*
Mary Ann SI glow took a pre-Christmas vacation to make the holidays more festive
for her family.
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INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS INDEX
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C. F. Craver held a luciy ticket in a turkey raffle
sponsored by the Braceville Fire Department*
In all
his years of association with the Fire Departments and ticket buying, this was the
very first turkey he had won. The arrival of son Frank from college for the holiday
plus the lucky winning made this Thanksgiving noteworthy.
Recent vacationers were D. M. Sheen, hunting small game...R. R. Helsel, hunting
deer in Ohio and Pennsylvania...L. J. Blake who spent a week at home«..and P. M. Sears,
visiting in Indiana*
ENGINEERING EVENTS
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Congratulations to Ed Lietzow on completing 21 years of em
ployment at Ravenna Ordnance Plant on December 11, 1962.
Get well wishes are extended to Mrs. Charlie Burns who is still confined to
Akron General Hospital following surgery.
Buford Jones enjoyed two weeks in Florida vacationing and visiting relatives and
friends.
Ray Koran numbers among Ms grandchildren another grandson born on November 4th»
STORES. TRANSPORTATION, AND INSPECTION INCIDENTS
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The news of Domenic Mancini's
progressive recovery is good to
hear, and he continues to have the well wishes of his friends and co-workers at the
plant.
Louis Barr, son of K. S. Barr, is undergoing a 90-day period of training in
Warren and other Firestone Stores throughout the area, which will eventually prepare
him for managing a store of his own. Lou has proved himself to be a super-salesman,
and we believe he could talk himself into becoming a super manager too.
Ralph and Theresa Hicks spent Thanksgiving Day with her mother in Bellevue,
Kentucky. Ralph went on to Georgia to visit relatives while Theresa returned to Stow
by way of Newark, Ohio, where she visited with son Jack, who is a reporter for the
Newark Advocate.
During Jit Harris !s vacation, he and his family visited friends in Karthus,
Pennsylvania, on November 20th$ went shopping in Cleveland on the 21st; returned home
to entertain his mother for Thanks giving dinner; then went shopping in Akron on the
24th.
Eddie and Olga Leonard will soon be touring the countryside in a new !63 hardtop
... the Mel Kirtley's are also enjoying the performance of their '63 Compact car.
Bill Carroll and Carl Buterbaugh are convinced that the wild animals are getting
smarter every year. They went to Pennsylvania deer hunting, but had little success.
Carl saw a deer on the last day of bear season, then saw a bear on the 1st day of deer
season.
Jesse Whiting is proud of his daughter, Mrs. Nora Belle Hill, who sings with the
Kathyrn Kolman Choral Group. She also works at the Pittsburgh Airport.
Our sympathy to Bill Deaver whose sister, Mrs. Dora Eversole, and her son of
Doylstown, Ohio, died during the week of December 2, 1962»
L. L. Wolfgang drove up to Detroit, then into Canada to Niagara Falls, and on to
Rochester, New York, while on vacation. He enjoyed the trip and visiting with rela
tives enroute*
OUR SYMPATHY Is extended to; W«, E. Lewis, whose sister Florence ^; LeVisV passed <**
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Funeral
-''arrangements'were made by. the Wood Funeral Home, Ravenna, Ohib.
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Funeral services were held at the Holeton Funeral Home, Niles, 0hloo
'-:''!' Frank'M© Sears,'whose daughter Judy\ Bell,'Sears. Med'on'November 27,'; 1962* -Wood
Funeral Home'1 In Ravenna handled funeral serviceso
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Charles Re, ed* . gn-the. death-- of his-'■ son. Daniel, ' wrio' died on November- "30,': as"~sr."■"- -«.-• ■
result' 0f an accident,«'■'.,Funeral'services-were'held on December 3, 1962, at the James
Funeral Home9 Newton Falls, Ohio*
James Hoover, whose father Harry K« MeD.anald-passed- away on December 3, 1962.'
Funeral services were held at SS.
Peter and Paul Church, Crown,
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* CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY A SUCCESS I
Santa Claus made "his annual visit to Ravenna Ordnance Plant .on. .Pecem-.
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ber 16 this year,,, just, in time foi the Children's Waiistalimk'^^
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Approximately: 3^0,r'children and. parents were assembled to-greet him in
the Auditorium'of the Recreation Building, whi.ch went festive for the
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occasion, donning a new coat of paint and sparkling decorations in,keeping
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Mr. Ho ' Me Krengel, ''Santa *Claus (portrayed by Henry Lock) and his helpers
made the party a memorable-one for, nearly 175 children who received • gifts and
candy after the short program and cartoon film showing*
RECREATION CLUB PLANS VeW,YEARNS ETO PARTY — Advance notices for- the New/Year's "five
Party indicate that Club Members may
attend for $4©00 per couple and the cost for guests Is $6o00 per couple*
held at the Recreation. Building Auditorium,
and the music
It will be
^11 be. furnished by the.;
Johnny Lemon orchestra,, who wl 11 play from 10200..pomo "(intll 2:00 ao-mo'
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■The- Club ±S furnis?hing noise makers, hats, and a midnight lunch,,
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fellow employee, support your Recreation Club, and have an evening of fun and merry
making. ., .Tickets have Been oft .sale through Bucky Walters', Dick Spencer,'. Pat. Reyetzzo,
Jack Powell, "Do;rat'i|y Thomas,- and G» Ro-; Kenrdngtono ,, "■
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MONDAY MEIHS LEAGUE
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The suddenly-powerful Guards and. Circle Residents teams have
forged two 16-point winning streakso
The Guards upsetting the
leaders, 68th EQD, and .Qeorge Road Shop^ while the Circle- Residents pommelled the Old
Timers and the" Engineers*
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;In'last week?s"action,^Dick Cox^s 1B2-4TO and Sid Gasbournef s' 176-45B paced the"
Guards1 balanced attack,
George Ernst's 209-516 and Joe Clark's 181-509 were top
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The Engineers, benefitting from the Guards1 win, edged past the 68th EOD Into
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first place by one game as they won 8 points from the ROP Leftovers despite Dick
Spencer's 188-502 effort for the losers*
Completing the fourth shut-out of the night,
George Road Shop won eight points from Headquarters.
TUESDAY MIXED DOUBLES
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Winding tip activities prior to the holiday cease-fire period,
the mixed couples registered several excellent scores*
Ede
and George Ernst rolled top scores 378-4-17-422-1217, as they won 8 points from the
Ericksons,
Ede's 160-429, George's 184-515, and Ernie's 184-523 were high scores for
this match,
Helen Bowser's 161-457 was tops as the Bowsers copped 8 points from the
Reeds with a total of 1173 pins*
Molly and Joe Gwin decisioned the Alice Hiltgen-Ted Driscoll duo by a 6-2 count*
Edekers were 6-2 over the Buterbaughs and Spurlocks split 4-4 with the Krengels*
* LAST MONTH'S TOP SCORES
Ladies
Ede Ernst, 186-453; Estella Pavlick, 178-472; *
Helen Bowser, 161-465? Alice Hiltgen, 157*
423; Dorothy Thomas, 151-428; Gladys Spurlock,
144-414; Molly Gwin, 144.
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Dick Benton, 236-543; Joe Sivon, 234-586; Pat
Revezzo, 232-575; George Ernst, 209-516; Bob
Pavlick, 201-544; Ed Horvat, 199-524; George
Kucher, 198-542; Wally Whitaker, 197-538;
Harold KLett, 195-508; Ernie Erickson, 191522*
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STANDINGS
Mens 12-17-62
Mixed Doubles 12-12-62
Team
Points
Engineers
68th EOD
66
Estella-Bob Pavlick
64
Helen-Bill Bowser
68
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Ede-George Ernst
Alice Hiltgen-Ted Driscoll
64
63
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Molly-Joe Gwin
44
Dorothy Thomas-Carl Ellenburg
Gladys-Elmer Spurlock
Circle Residents
George Road
Old Timers
Leftovers
Guards
43
Headquarters
36
BOWLERS OF THE MONTH
Gladys Spurlock
,»«*Ede Ernst
73
Jean-Ernie Erickson
Alberta-Harry Krengel
Garol-Daryl Edeker
Iona-Carl Buterbaugh
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Team
Jean-Darrel Reed
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36
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Vol. 16, No. 12
NEWSLETTER
December, 1962
Published by Ravenna Arsenal, Inc#, a subsidiary of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
News Coordinator - Mary Lou Bognar
Assistant Art - W. J# Bowser
Features - Tress 0'Lear
Reporters:
H* Harris, J* Sechler, Jf Burkey, V» Lev/is, D* Thomas,
J« Lawrence, 0« Riesterer, E# Pavlick, A* Ikrshall, W* Heckman, A«
Elizabeth Chamberlin
Sports - Bob Pavlick
H. Hill, R, Spencer,
Miscevich, G»Walters,
J, Whiting,
HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY ;NEW YEAR!
THE STAFF
GREETINGS
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