On Friday we counted up $2,600.11 that the men and women in the Northern Virginia offices of the C&P Telephone Co. had contributed to Children's Hosptial, and $5,043.32 that their colleagues in "Maryland Suburban" offices had added to bring the official shoebox tally to $165,464.20.
But as I told you unofficially, C&P's "Downtown" offices had also completed their tally, and it came to $15,271.69. This brought the total for area C&P workers to $22,915.12 - and, as in every year since we began these campaigns, Mother Bell's wonderful children won top honors as our biggest contributors.
There was no space on Friday for a breakdown of who did what to put together the "Downtown" contribution, so let's record that now, with the most outstanding units in bold type:
Washington Plant: Anacostia Congress Heights C.O., $40; Anacostia I&R, $165; Downtown Dial, $30; Downtown I&R, $110; Downtown Frame, $21.73; ESS-SCC Center, $48.25; Georgetown E.O,, $62; Georgia Brookland C.O., $56; Georgia I&R, $350.25; Lincoln Benning C.O., $171.33; Midtown Frame, $90; Midtown Section II, $72; Midtown Section IV, $57; Midtown Switch, $180; Midtown Test Center, $48.30; Mount Pleasant, Uptown, Dupont X-Bar, $75, Northwest Test Center, $745.16; Southwest Assignment & Test Center, $53.51; Southwest C.O., $37.50; Southwest I&R $244; Southwest No. 5 X-Bar, $85; Western MDOC, $87; Woodley C.O., $55; Buildings Group (2000 L ST. NW), $112; Buildings Group (930 H St. NW and 725 13th St. NW), $135; Outside Engineering (935 V St. NE), $223.50; Plant Construction (935 V St. NE), $209; Supplies & Motor Equipment, $167; Special Services Center, $325; Special Services District (45 L St. NE). $426.80; General Plant Supervisor's Staff $136.05. Total $4,613,38.
Washington Commercial: Business District, $270; Coin Telephone Service, $44.70; Division Training & Commercial Staff, $1,000.20, Executive Office, $18; 1&R Due Group, $60; Northern District, $5. Total: $1,397.90.
Incidentally, if you're wondering how Division Training managed to pass $1,000. I asked the same question. In addition to digging down into their own pockets, they held a bake sale and a bazaar. A tip of the hat to these energetic people.
Marketing Department: District I, $167; District III, $81.60; Government Marketing, $627.71; Marketing Staff, $64.68; Marketing Hq, $185. Total, $1,125.99.
Washington Traffic: Traffic Engineering, $150; Force & Costs, $15; Dial Administration, $105.50. Total, $270.50.
Engineering Department; $711.10.
Legal Department: $50.
Group Hq: Administrative Services, $91; Engineering, $260; Planning, $80; Customer Services, $287; Budget & Centralized Results, $55; Network Operations, $337; Legal, $115; Personnel, $389; Staff, $25; Treasury, $187. The Data Systems Staff at Group Hq. turned in these results: IDP, $70 DCAS, $200; SSS, $28; Corporate Accounts & Business Research, $209.01; Corporate Taxes, $57.50. Comptrollers Operations: CRB, $164.76; Operations, $98. Internal Auditing, $27; Directory, $304; Rates & Tariffs, $288; Revenues, Costs & Economics, $525; Service Orders & Systems Staff, $163; Facilities & Service, $194.50; Revenue Requirements & Public Affairs, $30. Total: $4,184.77.
Fairland Data Center: Comptroller FDC I, $389; Directory Division, $355.55 Total: $744.55.
Public Relations: $50.
Technical Training & Delivery: $111.
Personnel Department: Employes Activities, Safety & Salary Administration, $42; Labor Relations, $60; Medical, $10. Total: $112.
Training & Development Center: $354.37.
Pioneers Life Member Club: $379.
CWA Local 2336: $100,
American Telephone & Telegraph: Long Lines Government Communications, $646.63; Wash 1 Special Services, $102; Radio Engineering District, $90; Equipment Engineering District, $132. Total: $970.63.
Unless I have erred in copying off all the units so laboriously tallied here, Downtown's gifts will add up to $15,271.69, and the shoebox will now - officially - hold $180,735.89.
There is one day left to help the hospital with the built-in deficit continue its policy of never turning away a child whose parents can't pay. To count in this year's tally, your check must be postmarked by tomorrow. Please mail it now to: Bill Gold , c/o The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071. The children thank you.