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The Hartford Chronicle OCTOBER 26, 19 SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION Fourteen months after the elose of World .War II. the Win chester Repeating Arms Com pany division of Olin Industrits, Inc., presents one of Connecti cut's most successful peacetime programs of industrial Negro integration. Early in October of this year, the Winchester plant had four teen per cent, or six hundred and ninety. Negroes out of its employment total of approxi mately five thousand. This is approximately the same per centage maintained during the peak of wartime employment. The integration is plant-wide including every department, from female clerical help in the general offices to work in the plant, where Negroes are en gaged in the production of peacetime sporting arms and ammunition, flashlights, bat teries and roller skates. Such successful assimilation of Negroes into the Winchester employee total didn 't just hap pen; it is the result of a care fully developed integration pro gram, initiated over ten years ago by Works Manager Thomas I. S. Boak and carried to its present success under his super vision. The Winchester plan has suc ceeded because the three main factors of the integration pro gram have been consistently maintained over the years. The important factors are the favor able attitude of management; active cooperation of foremen and other supervisors and the actions of the employees them selves in regard to conduct, ability and the desire to make good on the job. Winchester adheres strictly to its policy of impartial treat ment of all employees, regard less of race, creed or color. This long-established policy applies to up-grading of employees and the handling of grievances as well. Careful job placement has been another factor in making the company's integration suc cessful. Workers are placed where their abilities appear to give them best possibilities for success. New placements are followed up and checked by Edward Goin, of the company's personnel department, a Yale graduate of wide experience. A survey of jobs held by Negro men at Winchester range from highly skilled to unskilled. Negro women are to be found principally as gaugers, inspec tors, operators, file clerks and stenographers, much in the order of female white help in the plant. A contribution of manage ment to the success of integra tion and to the well-being of employees of the whole plant is an extensive recreation pro gram, for use after-hours, which is centered in a well-equipped clubhouse and the Red W Play house. The clubhouse contains equip ment for bowling, pool, bill iards, ping pong, cards, chess, checkers, basketball, volley ball and shower and steam rooms. The company's Red W Play house is in almost constant use for meetings, company shows, movies and general entertain ment. Negroes participate freely in clubhouse activities, and their talents in shows and minstrels have brought entertainment to both Negro and white audiences in the Playhouse. The success of the Winchester plan has brought comment from industrial leaders over the na tion. The New York State War Council, in 1942, in its publica tion, "How Management Can Integrate Negroes in War In dustries", included the Win chester plan in its series of examples of successful integration. NEW HAVEN NEWS By Harriet J. Davis Due to the fact that the news goes in on Friday nights, last week's news about the Shriners Ball was omitted . . . But never theless, better late then never ! ! Friday evening, October 11th marked the Annual Grand Ball of the Arabic Temple, No. 40 A.C.A.O. Nobles of Mystic Shrine at the Westville Masonic Temple . . . From all indications, every one attending spent one of the grandest evenings of socializing vith old and new friends and dancing to the music of Clear ence Hunt and His Sensational Orchestra of New York'. . . Speaking about the "Ladies", everyone is to be highly com plimented on looking so nice . . . lou d be surprised if I were to mention some of the od timers I saw dancing with such grace and ease . . . They were really enjoying themselves like every one else . . . Well,- frankly speaking, it was a wonderful affair . . . Con gratulations goes to the Com mittee, here 's hoping for a com plete success in your ensuing year, also looking forward to your next Grand Ball . . . For fun . . . The week-end of October 10th to the 13th was without ques tion another added attraction of fun at the Musician's Club . . . Even though cold weather is setting in music lovers gather as usual for evenings of great enjoyment . . . Thursday of that week featured just the regular Band giving out with some fine numbers for all kinds of danc ing . . . They tell me that Friday night things were in full swing . . . Wild West returned Satur day for another swing session and believe me it was great . . . Winding up this great week of fine music was Sunday which was tops ... It has really been the talk of the town; of how the band has been playing . . . Sun day nite featured one of our own, Buck Halstead, trumpet player . . . who is back after playing in and around Boston for sometime ... It was really a shame to close so early, but we must comply as this is Our Connecticut Blue State Law. The Veterans Civic Organiza tion is anticipating a great eve ning of fun at their Gala Hallo ween Masquerade Dance to be held at Labor Temple Oct. 31st . . For your dancing pleasure the Merry Makers will be on hand ... Mr. and Mrs. John Hyltcn of Cambridge, Mass., recently were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Jackson of Grand Avenue ... Mrs. Edith Barrow of Golds- boro, N. C. has returned to her home after a visit with her friends ... Mrs. Lelia Wilkins of Dix- well Avenue left the city on Saturday for an indefinite vaca tion in South Carolina with relatives and, friends . . . Neice Mrs. Neville Benjamin, Sr. and Neville, Jr., of New York are visiting cousins here until Mrs. Wilkins' return 1 . . Mrs. Adele Davis and daugh ter Mrs. James Moore and sons, Sonnie. Timmie. Ralph and Gregory of Dixwell Avenue re cently enjoyed a pleasant week end in New York . . . NEW HAVEN Before a large appreciative au dience at the Varick A. M. E. Zion Church, Friday, Oct. 17th. the sponsors of the Dixwell Con cert Series presented William Smith Bass' Baritone with Charles Rhinehart at the (Stein- way) piano. This recital is the nrst in a fall-winter series, all at the Varick Church, which will con clude in March 1947. Speaking for the series spon sors are' eager to see that each member of the group gets the proper mention for faithful. service, Mrs. Dorcas Douglas said that that the group hopes to encourage aspiring young Negro artists and to be in strumental in assuring them of group bookings in major Conn, cities eventually. Other members of the spon soring group were: JNerrisa Tyler, Ethel Morgan, Rachel Baker, Symantha Miner, Gloria Liburd, Leonard Griffin and Leon Nelson. , On Sunday, at the Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church, a capacity gathering heard an Organ Recital by Van S. Whit ted, Mus. Bac, assisted by Mr. Jasper Jackson, Organist and Bass soloist, respectively, of of the St. Mark's Methodist Church, New York City. The recital was held under the auspices of the Senoir Choir, of which Mrs. Carrie Marden bro is director and Mrs. Nerissa Tyler, organist. The Rev. Henry C. McDowell, D. D., is minister of the Con gregational Church and the Rev. Edward F. Goin, Minister Emeritus. Shankel ELZY FUR CLEANING CO. REPAIRING GLAZING Phone 268 DIXWELL AVE THIS & THAT By Walter Wendall I am happy to be able to start this column with the ad vent of the Hartford Chronicle into the field of a tabloid pub lication. I am sure that this step toward expansion is but the beginning of a very valu able state force. I hope that no one will ex pect this column to be very in volved because the writer is not an individual that is given to profound thinking. I hope my forte is simplicity of subjeet and treatment. And I cannot think of a bet ter way to start than to run a series of comments about the art of getting along with people. It is a technique that you need no matter what race or station in life you happen to belong to. Personally I have always had the feeling that one way to get as much joy as possible out of life is to develop the habit of getting along with other people. If for no other than a very self ish motive it is a good tonic, it helps your frame of mind as well as your digestive process. For instance, nothing is more abominable than an individual that somehow gets the impress ion that importance and ability is very closely associated with (Cont. on Page 12) BOUZUOCOS BROTHERS Ice Cream Confectionery and Fruit 139 DIXWELL AVE. New Haven Conn. Varick Cleaiters CLEANING PRESSING DYEING REPAIRING Don Lindsay, Prop. We Know How Phone 8-5456 206 DIXWELL AVE. New Haven, Conn. IVlillen Shoe Store Latest Styles In Footwear For Men, Women & Children 201 Dixwell Ave., New Haven H. L. Grenet, Prop. Smart Personalized XMAS CARDS By Ordering Now You Have A Choice Seection From Whieh To Choose GINSBERG'S 166 DIXWELL AVE. New Haven, Conn. 5-9279 NEW HAVEN, CONN. CHURCHES VARICK A. M. E. 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