Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on July 6, 1963 · Page 15
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Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois · Page 15

Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, July 6, 1963
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1 t T • -. -,iv\:>fmm i By RO&fittT LUMAY An engineer for the Intra State Telephone Co. in Oalesbure has Defected a of test equipment that will save approximately 576 man hours in a set of routine checks. William M. Polillo, assistant equipment engineer, says the device has undergone tests for six months and has proven invaluable to the maintenance men In the home office. Pollllo describes the piece of equipment as a means to "a much easier way to find trouble before the subscriber does." 4 Although the piece of equipment is important now, it wilt be much more so when the local firm switches to direct distance dialing, which will probably be in the middle of January 1964, according to the manager, Max V. Wlsgerhof. , The device is used on what is called selectors. When a person dials 343 or 342* the first three digits in Galesburg numbers, the <( flAt M selectors search out these numbers. Then a "fourth" selector picks out the next number and a "fifth" selector the next. The final two numbers make the final connection. Old Device Bulky Polillo and his staff have found that selectors are probably more prone to failure than other parts of the equipment, consequently they decided to concentrate on them. Pieces of test equipment fice. The new device cuts the but were bulky to use, difficult to maneuver up and down ladders and wasted time by complicated cabling and uncabling to the selector. This process used to take 15 minutes per selector, and there are 3,000 of them in the local of­ fice. The per Only one easy hookup is used, and the machine can be easily moved up and down ladders. This means that under the eld system 750 hours were required to cheek the selectors, but then ew one takes 175 hours. But what does this mean to the telephone user? Two of the 10 checks the device handles will illustrate. One determines the loss of decibels, or found, in the office equipment. If the loss falls below the prescribed tolerance, then the callers will have trouble hearing. Interval Required ' When a person dials a number, then releases it, there must be a definite interval before the next number is dialed for the selectors to react, or the connection will not be made. Because the dial speeds vary somewhat, the equipment must determine whether the selectors can sandle the variations. These operations become extremely critical on direct distance dialing (known as DDD in the telephone business). Polillo posed this hypothetical problem as an illustration. A Los Angeles, Calif., resident dials a number in Galesburg, but his dial barely meets the prescribed tolerance. As the call progresses, other small difficulties are encountered. When the call reaches Galesburg, the local equipment falls below prescribed standards. With this multiplication of troubles, the call is never completed, and the caller in California, used to his phone Working properly, becomes exasperated. The checks pulled on the local equipment help eliminate incom­ pleted calls. Polillo said. Of the equipment helps eliminate incom- even with other troubles along the route, the call stands a good chance of being completed, 8ttt)Mfiber Becomes Operator Long distance operators if) Galesburg already dial direct to approximately OS per cent of all telephones In the United States, Canada and Mexico. The equipment the company will begin installing in mid-July, simply stated, will extend this capability from the operators to the callers. tt took Polillo about two months to perfect his ideas for the de< vice. Now that he has watched it in operation and seen the results, he is convinced it meets the most rigid specifications of a piece of test equipment. Polillo began work with the local company in 1949, but left in November 1951 for the Navy. He returned in February 1956 and has been with the company since. His education in telephony is based on his Navy work, short courses by telephone supply companies and his own study. - & rr r ^ mid C 4l> T • • - m J m * f m J' •V alesbu rg OALESfiURa, ILL., SATURDAY, Nebrmkan Greeted at Fairview 1 J d - - _• n-i m 1 — •* " \ J _ L VJ * E • J 1 J — L h Alexis States Social ALEXIS Altar and Society of St. Theresa*s ChurcH will hold an ice cream social r July 28 in the church basements Mrs. Janet Max. I Mrs. Wilford O'Brien will servi FAIRVIEW am of Winnebago, Neb., has been] as chairman, visiting friends here this past week. She is en route to Camp Manitoqua, near Frankfort. A potluck supper was served Sunday in the Reformed Church chapel in her honor. - - V* >' ' •• > J %i ' J r r" \- W , J r i 1 * Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mar* tin were Mr. and Mrs. John Cot The society met recently in the church basement for its annual meeting. ( Mrs. Thomas Peak! served as chairman and was as* sisted by Mrs. Leslie Ra!stort # Mrs. John Lee, Mrs. James Mel* leny, Mrs. Gene Allgeyer and Mrs. Ruth Durston. Rev. Joseph Nickerson led in a question and answer session. News Notes Of Gilson TROUSERS SPORT COATS SWEATERS SKIRTS SUITS GILSON Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lopeman and Dawn of Dubuque, Iowa, returned home after spending a week's vacation with her parents, the Kenneth Nelsons, and his parents, in Galesburg. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nelson and Dennis attended the Wilson reunion in Pekin last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Snell and Cindy were callers at the Earl Snells Tuesday. Mr. and Mrs. Art Purcell and family left Wednesday fbr Du- Quoin, where they attended a family reunion and visited Purcell's father, James. Boy Scout Troop 233 recently met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Purcell, and the troop will give a box dinner at the grade schoolgrounds in Gilson July 14 at 1 p.m. Mrs. Lillie Convers, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fields, Kathy, Tressa and Anna of Lake Geneva, spent a weekend at the home of Mr. PERFECTS TESTING DEVICE — William M. Pollllo, assistant equipment engineer at Intra State Telephone Co. of Galesburg, has perfected a compact piece of testing equipment that aids in locating troubles in switching equipment. 4 The device; sitting on the step of the ladder, replaces several bulky electronic devices and I Ea S ,e River, Wis. ty and family and Mr. and Mrs. Orval Cotty of Princeville; Mr.. # and Mrs. Glenn Negley of Smith-] HlStOriCttl field and Mr. and Mrs. Dale White of Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Latimer returned home Sunday from a 2- week vacation to Butternut Lake, Society Seats Neiv Officers ELMWOOD "The Battle of saves an estimated 575 man hours when the company maintenance men pull a set of routine checks on selectors. h Henderson Count) ans Support Cancer Fund OQUAWKA—Henderson County Unit of the American Cancer Society raised $1,823.70 and received an additional $306 in memorials during the 1963 cancer North Henderson Tea Announced NEW WINDSOR Aid of United Presbyterian Church has accepted an invitation to attend a guest day tea at the Lutheran Church in North Henderson Thursday at 2 p.m. During a recent meeting of the organization, Nora Anderson presented a piano solo. Mrs. Kay Keim, a reading, and Beth and Brenda Johnson a vocal solo with their mother, Mrs. William Johnson, accompanist. Others participating Josephson, a reading, and Judy Bonnett, vocal solo with Cheryl Fennig, accompanist. crusade, it was reported at the unit's annual meeting held recently in Olson Diner. Annual reports were read by committee chairmen. Mrs. L. E. Charles Noble, crusade chairman for- the unit, and Mrs. W. L. Finch, county chairman, were given certificates of appreciation for their assistance in the cam- Cage Series With UCLA and USC Dixon presented a report on pub- 1 P ai g n lie education; Mrs. Dayton Devore, service; Mrs. Wendale i n * n Gray, publicity and Mrs. Alice | Olltler to KdieW Pruett, memorial funds. Letters from Keith Potter, Illinois Division crusade chairman were read congratulating the unit for being the first in the state to exceed its fair share goal and for exceeding last year's total. List Officers Officers elected for 1963-65 were Dr. Silvino Lindo of Biggsville, vice chairman; Mrs. Delbert Rankin of Lomax, treasurer; Roscoe Locke and Mildred spent the weekend in Oak Park with friends. Miss Martha Hagaman of Miami, Fla., is visiting her mother, Mrs. Ada Hagaman and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis Wright, of Farmington, were callers in the home of Mrs. Verlie Wright Saturday. Mrs. Bartel Bylsma, Nelene and Bartell have gone to Grand Rapids. Mich., for a visit with INDIANAPOLIS The Sue ler Bulldogs will renew their basketball series with UCLA and Southern California in a West (Coast trip Dec. 6-7. Coach Tony Hinkle announced Friday. Butler played both schools at Los Angeles in 1960. Mrs. L. E. Dixon of Biggsville, Hinkle's 35th Butler team will public education; Mrs. Dayton find few soft spots on its 26-game Devore of Oquawka, service, and schedule, Mrs. Alice Pruett, ' publicity chairman. Mrs. Bylmsa's mother, Mrs. Henry Kollsman. Mrs. Vada Brown spent the I Charles weekend in Ipava with relatives and attended the high school reunion in Table Grove Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Victor Brown of Gettysburg" was the program presented at the June 26 meeting of the Elmwood Historical So* ciety. Officers were also installed at this meeting, held at the Elmwood Congregational Church. David Clark of Brimfield, gav# the Gettysburg program with sound effects and slides and Civil War relics. David Coon displayed a map of Peoria County dated 1861, showing an enlarged cut of Elmwood's business district. Officers installed were: Mrs. Glenn Dikeman, president; Edgar McDonald, vice president; Mrs. secretary; Mrs. Fred Keyser, sponding secretary. Mrs. Wilbur Elmwood Brown. Louis are visiting his mother, Mrs will 4 * [DRESSES and Mrs. Cliffton Hall and Helen, and other relatives. GALESBURG Mrs. Mary Olson returned home from the hospital Tuesday. She had surgery a week ago. Ricky Edwards spent last week with his grandparents, Mr. and I of Rio. Mrs. Walter Olin in Knoxville. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Olson and family spent July 4 at the home of his brother-in-law An^ award for distinguished service was presented to the unit for its part in the 1963 crusade. Big Ten teams to Butler Fieldhouse-Illinois, Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State. < The Bulldogs also will play Illinois and Ohio State on the road. Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Brown and family left Thursday for their home in Orlando, Fla. They spent the past two weeks with his mother, Mrs. Vada Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson day. Lewistown Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Wright, Mr id Mrs. Gerald Wright and soi id Mrs. Luella Mileck were rail Johnson Sunday. Mrs. Kate - * « «*^» wmmumj Woman s Club was installing offl cer. Meeting date has been changed to the last Monday of each month. On July 29 Bob Callis of Galva will present a program, 'The Battle of Vicksburg." This battle in miniature has been shown previously at centennials, and the public was welcomed to all meetings. Future tours planned with tho Elmwood Woman's Club includo the Carl Sandburg Cottage at Galesburg, and the Peoria County Museum sister, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ptoberson Hour IN THE HEART OF GALESBURG 351 East Main Stroot Phone 343-8608 Eric Olson spent the week with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Hodges at DeLong. Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Hall and Rhonda of Maquon spent Wednesday in Gilson with their parents, Miss Starlet McCormick of Trivoli, spent last week with her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bishop, and children. The Bishops visited Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McCormick at Trivoli and Starlet returned to her home with them. 337 E. Mo in Street Galesburg, Illinois CELEBRATING OUR**- FREE GIFTS 1st Prize, $25 Merchandise PRIZES SURPRISES 2nd Prize, $15 Merchandise FUN FOR ALL 3rd Prize, $10 Merchandise Celebrate our 4th Anniversary in Galesburg! We mething away that wi the We that the mired and must be here early if you want some I Fall and Transitional New dark cotton prints in the most wanted styles and colors for Back to School and July through October wearing, After our sale these fabrics will sell for 1*00-1,19 yd. Batiks Paisleys Oxfords Florals Stripes A i Whil* they last Approximately 1500 Yds. to chooss from. FALL and WINTER ENTIRE ONE DAY ONLY—MON., JULY 1963 Thif U f«r th« tarly bird itwer who can anticipate cool w«ath«r (wouldn't it bo nice), piece* to fhooto from — flanneU, coating*, crepe*, coordinates, etc. pieces to choose from — flannels, coating*, crepes, coordinates, etc SALE STARTS MONDAY, JULY 8 AT 9:00 AM Mora than 250 OPEN MONDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. RtgisUr all wetk for mtrchondise prites and drawing + Drawing Saturday! July 13 You Do Not Havo To It Prattnt to W t r 1

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