We have finally finished our tally of contributions to Children's Hospital from the men and women who work for the Bell System in this area.
NORVA is still Ma Bell's jargon for her Northern Virginia units, I&R still refers to Installation and Repair, ESS is the Electronic Switching System and CO must be Central Office. However, some Bell System abbreviations seem destined to remain mysteries to the uninitiated.
In NORVA, Fairfax I&R gave $83; Fairfax CO, $77; Barcroft Test Center, $289.75; Springfield CO, $65; Norva SSC, $79; National Airport Crew, $19; ESS Dial Admin., $35; Complex Crew, 6840 Poplar Pl., McLean, $46; Repair Crew, 6840 Poplar, $36; Fairfax Complex I&R Crew, $22; Annandale Garage Repair and I&R, $41; Falls Church Serv. Inside Group, $37; Falls Church Garage, $42; Falls Church CO, $5; Groveton CO, $34; Floyd Street Garage, $62; Arlington 2 4 A Crew, $68; Buildings Control Center, $69; Construction Group 8316 Arlington Blvd., $287; Tactical Switches, Pentagon, $58; Arlington 1 Bus. Office, $213.25; Arlington Bus. Office, $76.25; Fairfax North Bus. Office, $45; II Bus. District, Group K, $62; II Bus. District, Group L, $49; II Group M & COMA, $200; BS & ME Dist., 1117 W. Broad St., $5; Bus; Bus. Service Group, 6400 Arlington Blvd., $43; Executive Office, $90; Traffic Facilities, Arlington-Falls Church, $21.40; Inventory & Reconciliation, $100.
NORVA's grand total: $2,394.65.
Maryland Suburban's gifts are listed under seven subdivisions, some tiny, some with many employees. Junior Achievements contributed $5. The Legal, Security and Forecasting office gave $26. Marketing chipped in 152.90. The Executive Office's staff gave $107.25 and its BS & ME unit $63.
The Commercial Department's Wheaton Phone Center gave $34 and its Prince George's County group added $51.65. Engineering's $516.50 was divided this way: CO Equipment & Customers' Equipment, $141; Outside Plant Engineering, East, $179; Outside Plant Engineering, West, $196.50.
The Plant Districts had the greatest number of units and raised the most money. They were: Construction East, $43; Hyattsville, $299; Landover, $287.25; Special Services, $173.50; Suitland, $425.25; Bethesda, $426; Construction West, $135; Dial Services West, $427.50; Rockville, $329 and Wheaton, $122. Plant District total: $2,667.50.
Maryland's total: $3,623.80.
The Washington C&P company is known internally as "Downtown." Here is the tally on its gifts:
Group Treasury, $209; Network Customer Services, $25; Hq. Personnel, $869.50; Hq. Budget Staff, $55; Functional Accounting, $5; Customer Services, Bus. Office, $204; Facilities & Services, $97; Network Planning Processing, $221; Personnel, Labor Relations & Benefits, $70; Executive Public Relations, $58.75; Engineering, $452.82; Anacostia Test Center, $56; Lincoln-Anacostia-Congress Heights CO, $157; Georgia-Brookland-Benning CO, $64; Washington 3 4 A Tandem, $76; Uptown Toll, $80; SW No. 5 X Bar Switch & Frame, $71.50; Northwest Wire Center, $945; Western CO & MDOC Center, $245.50; Supplies & Motor Equipment District, $104.50; Buildings, Supplies & Motor Vehicles, $137; Buchanan Street Garage, $140; Consturction, $334; Plant Engineering, $168; Special Services District (SSC) Southern Div., $105; Special Services 45 L St. NE, $201.24; Metro Repair, $67.54; Govt. Marketing Org., $741; Marketing Section A, $21; Marketing E, $20; Marketing H, $101; Hq. Mrketing, $329.85; Hq. ASD Personnel, $280; Traffic Facilities Engineering, $38; Business District Bus. Office $432.50; Unit 21, $5; Southern Dist. Adm., $5; I&R DUE Group, $65.50; Fairland Data Center, $567.45; Fairland Data Center Computer Operators, $163.45; Division Training, 1325 G. St. NW, $1,304.82 (raised with the help of bake sales and bazaars and given in gratitude because "the life of he colleague's child was saved at Children's Hospital"); Coin Phone Center & Service Evaluation Div., $161; Misc., $89.10.
Western Electric Acct. Mngmt. gave $80. Five AT&T units added $1,959.70, with this breakdown: Long Lines Govt. Communications, $961.20; Long Lines DSO Group, $738; Wash. I, $176.50; Implementation Group, $57; Long Lines Buildings & Construction, $27.
The total for Downtown: $11,840.22.The total for all of Mother Bell's children in this area (Downtown, Norva and Maryland), $17,858.67.
The shoebox began this day with $178,690, so it now holds $196,548.67. Our fund drive ends on Wednesday. My mailing address is c/o The Washington Post, Washington, D.C. 20071.