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The Monarch Knitting Company, Limited, (spinners of cotton, woollen and worsted yarns, knitters, dyers and distributors) extend congratulations and sincere best wishes to the graduating class of 1952.

To The Provincial In-

stitute of Textiles, we offer our deepest respects for a valuable, continuing service to the Industry.


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. .............. .................. .... ... .Karol Geyer

Editor .

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Assistant Editor

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Ivanski, A . Fettes, D. Wingfield

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Cartoons drawn by


Leat, T. Suzuki

M essage from the Principal


Students' Association Officers, Calendar


M essage from President of Students' Association


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Second Year Students First Year Students Mill Visits . . ......... . Sports

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First Year Students' Impression of P.I.T... ....... .... ... .............. ..... ... .. ......... .. 33 One Hour on the Third Floor ............. .. .............. .... ........... ................ .. .... 35 Report from the President of Alumni Association ...... .... ... .... ... .. ..... . .... ..... 36


q. q. Bshrroft PRINCIPAL


Graduation day this year marks the completion of five years of full time classes at P.I.T. It seems in order, therefore, to use this space for a brief review of some of our achievements to date. The volume in which you read these words is a worthy successor to preceding issues of the Textus. I congratulate the Editor and his staff, and I thank ,them for making available so many extra copies for distribution to our friends ; another contribution from our student body to promote the welfare of their alma mater. The esprit de corps of the students and their genuine interest in P.I.T. is so evident that few of our visitors fail to comment on it; the staff find it most stimulating. Space limitations at the moment a lmost make our equipment blessings an embarrassment. The first class would find the crowded conditions a startling contrast from the bare rooms which awaited them. Our friends in the industry have carried out their agreement to equip the Institute. They will be happy to learn that architect's plans and specifications for a proposed addition are well advanced and that, barring unforeseen contingencies, we should be able to accommodate more equipment within the year. The reports on the progress of our graduates are most encouraging to the staff. The Full Diploma of the Institute is being accorded the recognition hoped for. That this is so can be credited to the performance of the graduates, and some of the credit for that must be given to our staff members who have been blazing new trails in textile technical education in Ontario. That our present graduating class will ably uphold the record of its predecessors is not doubted by any of us. It may be that this is not the place to comment on certain difficulties that are plaguing our industry. Certainly, I have no intention to attempt to fix the blame or to prescribe the remedy. But I will forecast that our gra duates will play an increasingly significant part as our industry recovers and maintains its leading position in Canada's expanding economy. That the technically trained man will b e ¡in demand more than ever is certain. Our Advisory Committee and the Primary T extiles Education Committee are appreciative of the work b eing done by our students and graduates in publicizing the value of the courses at P.I.T. To the graduates of 1952, my congratulations on a job well done. We certify without reservations that you have acquired much technical skill and knowledge. We hope that you have learned the art of self-education so that you can keep up with the technological changes to be expected in the future. We recommend that you continue to cultivate those personal qualities which will make you a desirable member of the industrial team, acceptable to your superiors, your colleagues, and your subordinates. W e wish for each of you a busy, happy and satisfying career in Primary T extiles.

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President .............. ......... .. ..... .T. A . Brereton Vice President ................... ....... G. Comeau Treasurer ...... ...... ..... .. ...... ........ ............................... G. Comeau Secretary .. ...... . . . . .. . . . .. ......... ..... .......... .D. W ingfield Third Year R epresentative . .M . Graham Second Year R epresentative ..... .... .... . .. R. McCabe First Y ear R epresentative ... ............... ..... .. .... ...... ...... ... .. .. W . Roberts Editor of TEXTUS ... ......... ._ ........ ¡.... ....... . ............ ....... ......... K. Geyer Athletic Chairman .. .... . .. ... ............. ...... .. ...... .. ...... P. Hughson Athletic R epresentatives .......... .. ......... ._. ................ ... ...... J. I vanski, J. Perry Social Convenor ................. M. Graham Staff Advisors ... M essrs. J. Blore, D. Cooper, W. Hodgson, S. Mitminger




September 9, 1952 ...... . .. ..R egistrations at P .I.T. September 10, 1952 . ........... L ectures Commen ce September 12, 1952 . Council M eeting September 15, 1952 .... ........... ... ......... ... .......... ..Initiation Day September 19, 1952 . .. ................... ... ......... ....Students' Association M eeting September 26, 1952 .. ...... .. ............ Nominations 1st Year Officers October 3, 1952 .. ...... .. ....... ..... ...... ......... ......... Election 1st Year Officers October 7, 1952 ...... ... ..... ...... Council M eeting October 23, 1952 . . Cotton Smoker November 4, 1952 ........ Council M eeting November 20, 1952 ... .... ....... ..... ........ W eavers' Smoker November "24, 1952 ................................. ........ Students' Association M eeting November 28, 1952 ........ .... .. .......... ........ . ....... Fall Dance December 2, 1952 . ...... ..... ...... ......... ..... Council M eeting January 6, 1953 .. ....... .. ..... Council M eeting January 22, 1953 .. ..... ...... ... ...... D yers' Smoker February 3, 1953 ... ....... ..... ....... ... . . .. Council M eeting February 19, 1953 .................... ...... .... .... ......... Woollen and Worsted Smoker February 23, 1953 ........ .... ....... .... .............. ...... Students' Association M eeting February 27, 1953 ...... ......... ........... ... ... .. .. ..... ... ...... ...... Winter D an ce March 3, 1953 .. .. ..... ... .... .. ... ........ .. ........ ....... .... .. ..... ..... .... ....... Council M eeting March 26, 1953 ............. .. ......... ... ... .......... ... ...... .. ..... .......... .. .. Knitters' Smoker April 7, 1953 .. ..... .............. .......... .. ..... .. . .......... ....... Council M eeting April 20, 1953 .... .. .... ................. .............. .. ....... .Students' Association M eeting April 24, 1953 ............ ........ .......... ... ..... ... .. .......... ..Nomination '53-'54 Officers May 1, 1953 . ............ ... ... ................. ... .... ... ............ ..Election '53-'54 Officers May 5, 1953 ...... ..... .. ....... .... .. ... ................. .. ....... . ..Council Meeting May 25, 1953 ... ..... .... ................... ....... ................... .Summer Vacation Begins May 30, 1953 .. ......... .............. ............ ... .................... .. ........... Gradua tion D ay 6 ~


?lteMa9e feom 'Pualde~et o/ StetdeH-U' rt44oeiatioHGraduation time means a time of congratulations a nd best wishes; therefore, I want to take this opportunity of wishing all our graduates my h eartiest ¡congratulations and best wishes for the future. May you find success in your chosen -field of the textile industry. This year's Textus is another outstanding achievement and I know I speak for the whole student body wh en I say, "congratulations," to the editor and his staff for doing such a fine job. As well as a time of congratulations it is also a time of extending thanks. I wish, on behalf of the students' association, to thank our Principal, Mr. Ashcroft, and the entire staff of P .I.T. for their co-operation, guidance and time so willingly and -generously given. I wish p ersonally to thank my fellow officers of the Students' Council for their close co-operation which h as made my te rm as president (and I u se the phrase loosely) "a h appy one." Last, but by no means least, I wish to thank all the students of P .I.T. fo r their co-operation in our libra ry a nd common room policies. It has been a pleasure working with and for such a fine group of f ellows. Gradua tion time is also a time of reminiscing a nd as I look back on the past three years, I find they h ave been memorable ones. F riends made at P .I.T. h ave b een many a nd in the years to come I h ope this number will be increased . I know I sp eak for the gradua tes wh en I say that we are not saying good-bye to P.I.T., just "au -revoir." W e'll see you at the smokers n ext year. T. A . BRERETON


This is the fourth edition of our yearbook. I do not say, h ere again comes the "Textus" because it is new, it is different. You will see for yourselves tha t many changes h ave been -made. Although the differen ce between the last yearbook a nd its previous edition has been still a greater one, the 1950-51 Textus l1eing a printed book for the first time, nevertheless there are this year, too. I hope they are improvements ! Let me exp ress, also, my hope that the T extus will improve every year a nd that its volume is going to increase in the years to com e. I shall be pleased if a r eport on the activities of each d epartment at ¡P.I.T. were continued in future issues; eventually some of the students' thesis work could be included. Concerning the drawings, I have had difficulties to find the r esp ective talents. Finally, I succeeded in discovering and capturing the able-handed men. May be that this 1951 -52 Textus has a slight " dyeing flavour?" This is easily . explained as over 60 l'o of this year's graduates, including the editor, are from the D yeing and Finishing Course. L eaving P.I.T., I express my h eartiest thanks to Mr. C.C. Ashcroft, our Principal, to the Staff of the Institute, to the students who assisted in the preparation of this year's T extus, and to my Mother for the tedious job of proof reading. , , ,. Finally, I'd like to say "good luck" to my fellow-students stepping out into the Tex tile Industry.





Edgar M. Bartlet H amilton, Ontario. Tedder as h e is called at P.LT., was born in March, 1927, down Walkerville way. After attending \.Yalkcrville Collegiate, h e moved up to Sault Ste. Marie where h e worked at Shingwauk Indian R esidential School. Before coming to P.LT. Ted was employed by Canadian Cottons, Hamilton. H e specialized in Cotton Yarn Manufacture and Knitting while at P .LT. Besides being married he find s time to do a little wood and m etal working as well as playing bridge and ping-pong. In the summer you'll find him canoeing or doing a wee bit of sailing. It is rumoured around P .LT. circles that h e wooed and won his lady's love by strumming a mean -ukulele. Better warn G eorge Formby of this competition. On g raduation Ted will be going to Canadian Cottons, Hamilton. Good luck, Tedder.

Thomas A. Brereton H espelcr, Ontario. Tom was born in N ewcastle, Ont., on September lsi, 1920. After gradua ting from Newcastle High School, h e spent five y ears t r ying to wreck all the planes of the R.C.A.F. Not entirely succeeding in doing so, Pilo t Officer Brer eton was hono urably discha rged and b ecame a travelling salesman for Blatchfords Feed Co. a nd later for ¡ the London Life Insurance Co. A campaign slogan " Bromine for President," elected him to the presid en cy of the Students' Association. "Bromine" is married -and h as a son, also a schoolboy. With his congenial personality and gift of loquacity, Tom will rise with Dominion Wooll en s and Worsteds Ltd. if h e can keep his hands out of the finishing mac~inery.


Karol L. Geyer Torunto, Ontario. Karol was born in Lodz, Poland, on July 26th, 1925. He attended High School in Poland and Austria and studied chemistry a t the University of Basle, Switzerland. After coming to Canada in 1948, he entered the U. of T . and continued his studies until 1949 when he was lured to study Dyeing and Finishing at P.I.T. Karol has done a fine job as editor of this year's "Textus." Besides playing bridge and ping-pong at P.I.T., ¡ his outside interests include: horseback-riding, swimming, tennis and skiing. During his stay at P .I.T. Karol has z¡eally beco,me Canadianized. His vocabulary has increased tremendously and he could now even pass an exam in Canadian slang and air force vocabula ry! On graduation K arol will join the Dyeing D ept. of Eaton Knitting Co. in Hamilton. Good luck in your new vcn ture, Karol.

Maurice B. Graham Hamilton, Ontario. Maurice ("Moe" to his friends ) was born in H amilton on or about June 28th, 1928. After a ttending D elta Collegiate and Hamilton T echnical Institute, he entered the textile industry in the employ of H:amilton Cottons. When P.I.T. got under way, Moe attend ed night courses and then ch anged over to the day course in D yein g and Finishing. Moe has also been doing a bang-up job as social convenor this past year. As well as being an ardent skier and golf fan, in his spare time, Moe is operator of the Third Floor Bowling Academy and Ring Pitching Concession. M a urice should be an asset to any dyeing department.

Paul H. Hughson Toronto, Ontario. Better known around P.I.T. circles as "Peter Paul," was born June 19th, some 22 years ago. After graduating from Mumberside Collegiate, Paul decided that the "fine art" of dyeing was his calling and so with this in ;mind he came to P.I.T. where h e specialized in Dyeing and Finishing. An ardent football fan and "Argo" supporter, Paul has done much to further sports at P.I.T. and this past year has done a fine job as athletic chairman. Being the pride of the Swansea Police Force, Member of the Volunteer Fire Department and deputy returning officer take up most of Paul's spare time. What time is left he devotes to his fiancee. Wedding bells, soon, Paul? On graduation Paul will join the Dyeing Dept. of York Knitting Mills.


Herbert S. LePofsky T oronto, Onta rio. H erb ( he won' t tell us what the "S" stands for ) was born back a bo ut 1930. H e r eceived his schooling at H arbord and Oakwood Collegiates in Toronto. On gradua tion h e went to work at Ba unit Knitting Mills. F ascina ted by the knitting n eedles, h e decid'ed to come to P.I.T. and study Knitting . King of the ping-pong ta ble, H erb t akes on all comers. Besides ping-pong his other hobbies include good music like " Bop' ' and photography . H erb still r emains true to his first love: " The Knitting Needl e" and on gradua tion will be t aking a position with Doro thea Knitting Mills in L easide. H erb should' go a long W?.y in the knitting fi eld.

Donald L.


Elm ira, Onta rio. Don first saw the light of day on Oct. 8th, 1929. H e r eceived his schooling in Elmira High School. Graduating from there b efore ¡ entering the D yeing and Finishing course at P.I.T., Don joined the r anks of m arried P .I.T.'ers during Christmas v acation and has since t aken up r esidence in H amilton. Besides being a bridegroom, Don is also an .ardent sports fan and one of P .I.T.'s Basketballers. If you want to know who w on the fight, just ask Don. H e views them all on the local TV sets. D on , who has b een sponsored by M er cury Mills Ltd., will join their D yeing D ept. on g radua tion. D on should go far in his chosen field.

Joseph Casper Wiechorek P,eterborough, Ontario. C asper (better known as "Cas") was born M ar ch 20th, 193 1. H e attended Peterboroug h Collegia te and Vocational School befor e entering the textile fi eld with Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd. Spon- . sored by Dominion Woollens, Cas h as b een studying the a rt of m aking fin e woollens and worsted yarns a t P.I.T. Besides being m arried h e is inter ested in all kinds of sp orts and is on e of P .I.T.'s top ping-pon g player s. His o ther inter ests ar e Jazz, b ridge and' w a tching television. O n g r aduation, Cas will r eturn to Dom inion Woollen s, P eterborough Bran ch . Good luck, C as.


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By Donald Wingfield

T h e smokers h eld every year at the Provincial Institute of T extiles provide a welcome connection bP.tween the theories taught in the class room and their practical application in the textile industry. They are most instructive. A gues t speaker d elivers his a ddress a nd after this a general discu ssion follows. As usual, fi ve smokers were held in the past year. All smokers took place in our library. After the discussion was over, refreshments were ~erved in the common room. Knitters' Smoker The first smoker of the vear was h eld under the direction of the knitters and they had for their guest speaker, Mr. D. Booth, of Eaton Knitting Co. Mr. Booth, who spoke on " Time and Motion Study," began his a ddress by giving the purpose of time study in the factory, its nature, and bases for setting wages. The purpose of time study is to find ways in which au operation may be improved for the factory's and operator's benefit. The nature of time study is economical for the factory, and in piece work, enables the oper· ators to receive beneficial wages. Mr. Booth then continued to illustrate how piece work is best ·for the workers and how their wages are set. The time study man must work through the supervisor and be congenial with the operators in order that he receive full cooperation. The time study begins by observing and timing each movement of the operator. Several time studies are made of the operations and atter allowances, based on several tests and calculations, the studies are completed and improvements are suggested. In closing, Mr. Booth made it evident that time study in its perfected state of accuracy and detailed analysis, enables an employee to receiYe higher wages and the factory to have ··increased- production. Cotton Spinners' Smoker . At the cotton smoker held on Thursday, November 15, an address was given by Mr. K. R. Clements, superintendent of Dominion Yarns Ltd., at W elland, Ontario. Mr. Clements based his address on the necessity of proper blending and importance of selecting bales of cotton with suitable staple length. H e stated briefly that good characteristics of cotton fibre and its cultivation and the methods of processing cotton ha:s undergone vast improvements from the early stages. To illustrate more effectively his interpretation of good and poor quality cotton, he brought with him samples from bales which possessed certain qualities from which he pointed out and illustrated these certain characteristics. , · Following Mr. Clements' address, a presentation of a briefcase \-vas made by Mr. Gerard Comeau, vice-president of The Students' Association, to Mr. V. Duxbury, who was leaving the school to assume a position on the faculty of the University of Manchester, England. Mr. Duxbury, who was well liked by all students, expressed his appreciation of the gift and stated that he enjoyed his position at the school and appreciated the cooperation received from all the students. · Weavers' Smoker A smoker, under the auspices of the weavers' club, was held on Thursday, January 17. A full colour motion picture, "Textiles Unlimited," was 12

shown: This motion picture had been filmed in the leading mills of the continent. It illustrated many of the successful methods and processes used in the modernizing of the textile industry. ¡ The ideas in " Textiles Unlimited" were grouped into six trends, as follows: Comprehensive Mill Conditioning, Applying Power at the Point of Use, Higher Controlled Speeds, Finer Quality Control, Continuous Processing, and New Processing Methods. Each trend was divided into several settings to show a new and different method of production and efficiency . . Mr. J. F . Hessiam, Apparatus Engineer at the Hamilton Office of Canadian General Electric, was present and led in a discussion which took pla.ce following the showing of the movie. Dyers' and Finishers' Smoker February 14th a D yers' smoker was held, and the students were favoured with two guest speakers, who told of the glass fibre, its production and dyeing when woven into fabrics . Mr. C . Ness, of " Fibre Glass," brought with him many samples of glass fibres in their different forms and continued to illustrate how the glass was formed and how it played its part in industry and in the home. It was also shown that glass fibres in a particular solid formation combined with plastic could withstand, with no ill effects, severe impacts which would cause any other substance of equal weight p er volume to shatter or be distorted. Unknown to most of the students were the many uses that the glass fibre served and Mr. Ness, showing the remainder of his samples, continued to show more vividly the fact that this product is coming into everyday use. Mr. L. Egeti:er, laboratory technician at Guaranty Silk Dyeing & Finishing Co. Ltd., St. Catharines, told the students about the methods of applications of dyestuffs to a glass fabric. It can be realized that there is great difficulty in dyeing the glass fibre because, unlike the rest of the surface textile fabrics, dye is not taken into the fibre, but must be applied to the surface. Following Mr. Egerter's address, h e, Mr. Ness and Mr. Tigert, of Guaranty Silk Dyeing & Finishing Co., led in a lively discussion and question period. Woollen and Worsted Spinners' Smoker On Thursday, March 20, the Woollen and Worsted smoker was held. Mr. E. A. Black, Manager of the York Spinning Division of York Knitting Mills .Ltd., Toronto, and President of the Canadian Textile Society (Western Division ) spoke on the topic of "Techniques of Supervision and Management." Mr. Black's address, based on the qualifications necessary for a good supervisor in present day textiles, was divided into three main divisions: ( 1) Sound technical training. ( 2) Ability to handle people. (3 ) Ability to apply modern management techniques. The new methods of yarn processing and the new synthetic fibres, arriving in the industry at the rate of about two per year, necessitate that a supervisor possess a sound technical training. The old semi-dictatorship of the foreman is being replaced by a tendency towards better workermanao-ement relations. Therefore, the present day supervisor must be able to tre~t the worker as he himself wishes to be treated. Since the foreman is the one who puts the modern techniques into practice, he must have the ability to use them himself. Mr. Black's concluding statement was that there definitely is a place in the textile industry for the textile graduate. 13







MR. C. C. ASHCROFTAfter leaving the Canadian Army as Field Artillery Lieutenan t, Mr. .'\ shcroft attended the University of Toronto and g raduated with a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering to be followed by a B. P aed. in postgraduate work. In his pedagogic career, Mr. Ashcroft has worked at the Ontario College of Educa tion, The Technical School Institute and the Ontario Tra ining Colle!:(e for T echnical Teachers. In S ep~ember of 1946 Mr. Ashcroit assumed his duties as principal of the Provincial Institute of T extiles. MR. ]. H. BLOREMr. Blore holds City a nd Guilds of London certificates in Knitting and hosier y manufacture. Mr. Blare served a n apprenticeship with ]. B. L ewis and Sons Ltd. and studied knitting a t the University of Nottingham and the L eicester College of Technology . Before coming to the Provinci al Institute of Textiles, he was employed by M ellor Bromley and Company Limited . MR. W. HODGSONMr. Hodgson graduated from Bradford Technical College in woollen and wors teds. H e acquired spinning and weaving experience at H enry Mason Ltd., Shipley. After service with the R.A.F. in the rank of Flight Lieutenant, Mr. Hodgson returned to Mason's. Mr. Hodgson is an associate of the T ex tile Institute. M R. D. COOPERA graduate of the University of Manchester, in T extile Chemistry, Mr. Cooper was for some years on the staff of I.C.I. Limited. He then became a lecturer in . Dyeing and Textile Chemistry a t Hudd ersfield Technical College, leaving that post to accept an appointmen t as chemis't with Vantona Textiles Limited, Bolton, Lancashire. MR. S. MITMINGERMr. Mitminger holds the College Diploma in Textiles fro.m the Bolton Municipal Technical College and the City and Guilds of London Full Technical Certifica te in Cotton Spinning. After service with the Polish Army and Air Force in the rank of Lieutenant, Mr. Mitminger graduated from the University of Manchester with the degree of B.Sc. (Tech. ) . Later he did Postgra duate R esearch Work at the Shirley Institute. Before joining the staff of P.I.T., h e was employed by Canadian Celanese Ltd. Mr. Mitminger ' is a n Associate of the T extile Institute. MR. E. GREENHALGHA graduate of the College of T echnology wher e h e received his M.Sc and A.M.C.T., Mr. Greenhalgh is a lso an M .C .I.C., the corresponding degree in Canada. H e was employed by British Dyes, by ICI making dyestuffs and intermediates, and by the British Celanese as their dyehouse manager. Before co.ming to the Provincial Institute of Textiles, h e wa~ h ead of Hamilton Cottons' dyehouse. MR. W. B. NEEBMr. Neeb is a commerce and fin ance gradua te, B. Com., from the University of Toronto and also a graduate of the Ontario College of Education. Following his graduation, Mr. Neeb worked five years in several business companies and then served overseas as a Lieutenant in the R.C .A. H e is a t present also teaching in the Commercial Department of Central Secondary School. ¡ MR. K. J. COXMr. Cox earned a B.Sc. a nd an M.A. at the University of Boston. Since then, h e also has done post graduate work a t the University of Toronto. Mr. Cox is a m ember of the American Psycholog ical Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, a nd the American Psychometric Association. At present, h e h as a private practice as consultant psychologist in Hamilton. MR. F. H. HALLETAfter receiving a specialist certificate in machine shop practice, Mr. Halle t worked as tool room foreman with the United Steel Corporation. In Toronto, Mr. Hallet was machine tool d emonstra tor for the Jackson Machine Tool Co. After being machine shop and w elding instructor at W eston Vocational School, h e is now machine shop instructor in the Central Seconda ry School in Hamilton.


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Friday, February 1st, 1952, was Principals' Day at P.I.T. Invitations were sent to most of the high schools in the province and, as a result, there were almost sixty principals or their -representatives in attendance. The program consisted of a mill visit to the Eaton Knitting Co. in the morning, followed by a noon-hour lunch eon at the Royal Connaught Hotel. The afternoon was spent at the Institute itself. This is the second time in three years that the principals have been invited to visit the school. It has been planned to make this a regular feature once every two years with an open house for the public, taking place in the intervening years. The exhibits which were displayed are as follows: I

Textile Manufacturing-The Cotton System 1 Cotton Picker. 2 Cotton Card- with work for a thesis being done a t the time. 3 Lap Winder. 4 Long Draft or Controlled Draft Drawing. 5 Long Draft Fly Frame. 6 Long Draft Ring Spinning Frame. 7 Suter W ebb Sorter. 8 Analysis of fabric samples urider the. microscope, etc. 9 Samples of yarn and blends a t different stages of the processi,ng.


Textile Manufacturing-The Woollen and Worsted Systems 1 Bradford System Worsted dra•ving including the latest large package Worsted Spinner, spinning 100% Nylon and blends of Fibro and wool- Package size 5.6 oz.


2 ¡w oollen Card and Spinning Frame, using 50/ 50 Dyne! and 58's scoured Australian Lamb's wool. Spun in 2 5/8 run for h a lf h ose a nd cardigans. 3 Reeling a nd winding from h a nk to bobbin for knitting. 4 Turl-Boyd Even ess T ester. 5 Moisture R egain Indicator. 6 Yarn reel a nd scales. 7 Suter Wool Fibre Sorter. 8 Fibres such as : Dynel, Nylon, Vicara, Alpaca, Mohair, Wool, in tops and yarn form. Knitted and woven fabrics made from these fibres were a lso displayed .


Textile Manufacturing-Knitting 1 Five cut hand fla t m achine (Grosser), knitting striped ribbed fabrics. 2 Seven cut Grosser h a nd fla t machine; rack rib knitting. 3 Harley-Kay; knitting plain ha lf hose. 4 Philadelphia J acquard ; producing a three coloured jacquard fabric. 5 Brinton 16 feed circular rib machine ; demonstration of repairing and adjusting after change over of fabric construction. 6 Komet 168 NBR a nd Banner circular hosiery machine producing broad rib a nd patterned half hose. 7 W ildman spring n eedle, Stafford Holt a nd Brinton pattern wheel machines ; knitting plain and fancy under-and outerwear fabrics. 8 F.N.F . warp .knitting m achine producing N ylon tricot. 9 Dubied power flat machine knitting sweater bodies. 10 Samples of fabrics produced by the students.


Textile Manufacturing-Weaving 1 Hand looms weaving vVorsted Saxony Type smtmgs, double cloths a nd ladies' wear fabrics a nd woollen coating cloths. 2 Crompton and Knowles, with an a utomatic bobbin change weaving an upholstery type of fabric. 3 Two a utomatic cam Draper looms. 4 Crompton and Knowles non-automatic Dobby worsted loom, weaving a bird's-eye p attern. 5 Stafford shuttle changing loom with a Bedford Cord pattern. 6 Brugger automatic Pirn winder producing for the looms in use. 7 Marcella Jacquard in the process of being drawn in. 18

8 Card cutting machine. 9 Samples of fabrics woven by the students; effects of wea ves, texture a nd handle we re emphasized.


Textile Dyeing and Finishing 1 Dyeing with Vat colour.s. 2 Chromatography. 3 Separation of dyes due to differen ce in surface activity. 4 Identification of fibres. 5 Making of Azoic colours on the fibre. 6 Dyeing of a Viscose cake with direct colours. 7 Cross-dyeing of a viscose-acetate mixture fabric. 8 Cuprammonium Fluidity Test. 9 Copper Number determination. 10 T esting of damage to wool by the Kjeldahl method. 11 The Biuret T est . 12 Vacuum distillation of butanol. 13 Exhibit under ultra -violet light of fluorescent dyestuffs, yarns and fabrics. 14 Test with ultra-violet light for presence of mineral oil on cotton raw stock. 15 Synthesis of dyestuffs (Sulphonation of toluene with 66 % oleum ) . 16 Exhibit oÂŁ screen and roller p rin ted fabrics. 17 Exhibit of students' work: dyestuffs, dyestuff intermediates a nd d yed samples of various fibres and fabrics.

T each er: (conducting a class in Fibres) : Now the wool fibre comes from sh eep . What do you know about sheep? First year student : Sh eep are raised in flocks and in each flock is one black one, the wool of which is used to make suits for clergymen.

T each er: " When Archimedes leaped from the bath shouting H eu reka, I h ave found it, wh a t did h e m ean?" . Student: "The soap." 19

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Second Year Students: Front Row-Left to Right, E. Thacker, A. Smith, ]. L cat, B. M ar shall, K. Suzuki; Second R owLeft to Right, W. Muller, R. McCabe, F. AI.mas, G. Comeau, J. l vanski, E. L affoley; Third Row-Left to Right, L. Snell, B. Saunders, W. Salton, D. Wigle, M. Skalko.

FRED ALMAS-Burlipgton, Ont. Cotton spinning and knitting. Sponsored by Glendale Spinning Mills Ltd. GERARD COMEAU- 6 Allard Street, Montmorency Falls, P . Q. Cotton spinning -and weaving. Sponsored by Dominion Textile Co. Ltd. JOSEPH IVANSKI- Box 173, Grimsby, Ont. Knitting. Sponsored by Mercury Mills Ltd. ERIC LAFFOLEY-805 Upper Belmont Ave., Westmount, P. Q . \Voollen and worsted, and weaving. Not sponsored. JONATHAN LEAT- H espeler, Ont. Woollen and worsted. Sponsored by Dominion Woollens and W orsteds Ltd. BRIAN MARSHAtL- 16 Brant Ave., Burlington, Ont. Woollen and worsted. Not sponsored. RAYMOND McCABE-25 Lawrence Ave., Cornwall, Ont. Cotton spinning and weaving. Sponsored by Canadian Cottons Ltd. WALTER MULLER-__168 Kingswood Rd., Toronto, Ont. Cotton spinning and weaving. Sponsored by Canadian Cottons Lt<;L WILLIAM SALTON- 263 Lake St., St. Catharines, Ont. Dyeing and finishing. Not sponsored. BARRY SAUNDERS-49 Wellington N., Hamilton, Ont. Knitting and woollen and worsted. Sponsored by Eaton Knitting Co. MICHAEL SKALK0-24 Martimas Ave., H amilton, Ont. Dyeing and finishing. Not sponsored. ALLAN SMITH-433 Broad St., Dunnville, Ont. Knitting. Not sponsored. LEONARD SNELL--R. R. No. 1, Dundas, Ont. Cotton spinning and ;weaving. W . J. Westaway Co. scholarship. · KENT SUZUKI-36 Victoria Ave. N., Hamilton, Ont. Knitting and woollen and worsted. Not sponsored. EARL THACKER-6 Dublin St., Brantford, Ont. Knitting and woollen and worsted. Sponsored by Eaton Knittipg Co. DOUGLAS WIGLE-79 Division St. S., Kingsville, Ont. Cotton spinning and weaving. Sponsored by Canadian Cottons Ltd. 21


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First Year Students: Front Row- Left to Righ t, J. Villeneuve, W. Landry, H . Habermehl, T . Suzuki, H. Desgagne; Second Row- Lt ft to Right, J. Chownyk, D. Terrence, F . Moore, J. Rochette, G. Morrison; Third Row-Left to Right, J. Grenier, A. Fettes, J. Perry, D. Wingfield, W. Roberts.

JOHN CHOWNYK--507 Queen St., Preston, Ont. George Pattinson Woollens Ltd. Scholarship. /

HENRI DESGAGNE-30 Bloc-Quatre Vents, Montmorency Falls, P. Q. Sponsored by Dominion Textile Co. Ltd. ALASTAIR FETTES- 770 Armour Rd., Peterborough, Ont. Dominion Woollens and vVorsteds Ltd. Scholarship. JOHN GRENIER--15 Lake St., Waterloo, P . Q . Sponsored by Dominion Textile Co. Ltd. HERB H ABERMEHL-Ontario St., H esp eler, Ont. Sponsored bv Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd. WILLIAM LANDRY- 155 Ont. Not sponsored.




ALEX LE.JNIEKS- 227 F erguson Ave. South, Hamilton, Ont. Not sponsored. FRED MOORE- R. R. 1, H untingdon, P. Q. Not sponsored. GRANT MORRISON- 21 Raeburn Ave., Wilson Hights, P. Q. P.O. N. York, Ont. Not sponsored. J ACK PERRY- Ridgeway, Ontario. Not sponsored. BILL ROBERTS- Iroquois, Onta rio. Not sponsored. TAD SUZUKI- 36 Victoria St. , Hamilton, Ont. Not sponsored. DOUG TERRENCE- 636 Pitt St., Cornwall, Ont. Sponsored by Canadian Cottons Ltd. JOHN VILLENEUVE- 143 Montreal Road, Cornwall, Ont. Sponsored by Courtaulds (Canada) Ltd. DONALD WINGFIELD- 906 Pine St., Dunnville, Ont. Monarch Knitting Co. Ltd. Scholarship. 23

Mill visits are very important. It is always instructive for the students to see the different machines in action. The first year students get an introduction to textile manufacturing ; but to all of them these visits are of g reat interest, help and stimulati9n. The mills h ave different methods a nd ways and in almost each of them something n ew m ay be noticed. Staff and students are most grateful to the mills for their p riceless cooperation and extend their sincere thanks to all companies. At the time of printing two more mill visits are planned, to: Mohawk Mills Ltd. and Porritts & Spencer Ltd., both in H amilton. HAMILTON THE BE'LL THREAD CO. LTD. The second and third year Cotton Spinners visited the Bell Thread Co. to view the manufacture of sewing yarns from combed Egyptian cotton. The spinning takes place in . England, but the wet doubling, twisting, bleaching, dyeing in the skein and cheese, polishing and winding is done at the mill. It was mentioned that the ran ge of several colours and yarns depends on the season. CANADIAN COTTONS LTD. HAMILTON First year students were taken to the " Ontario Mill" of Canadian Cottons Ltd., to visit the dyehouse. The continuous long chain indigo dyeing range was very interesting and was new to all the students. The raw stock d yeing of cotton with sulphur dyes followed. In package dyeing Franklin Spring inserts were employed. The package machines were used mainly in commission dyeing for knitting yarns. Then followed the dryers for both the raw stock and the packages along with a line of hopper feeds for blending dyed stock. COSMOS IMPERIAL MILLS LTD. HAMILTON The second year Knitters paid particular attention to the two Rasche! knitting machines which were producing a lay-in fabric. The machines w ere using l / 8's cotton that came directly from the creel. A cotton sliver of 60 grains was laid in to produce a h eavy pressing cloth. The R asche! knitting machine is v ery versatile in making knitted fabrics. THE EATON KNITTING CO. LTD. HAMIL TON The second and third year Knitters had the privilege to inspect the F.N.F. machines and the Cascade \Varper in action. The warper was winding 4,000 yds. of 150 denier viscose rayon in approximately 11 minutes. The maximum speed is 450 r.p.m. One F .N.F. of 28 gauge, u sing 150 denier Matesco, was knitting an a tlas d esign from one warp beam. T he students also looked at the Wildma ns, Interlock and the Loopwheels. GRAND VALLEY TEXTILES LTD. GALT There the second year W eavers h ad the occasion for the first time to see a pin warper in operation. The warp was made from a V-creel. An American Slasher was also in operation at th e time of the visit. In th e weaving department all h ad a real interest in the terry motion built by t h e Grand Valley Textiles p eople themselves. GUARANTY SILK DYEING AND FINISHING CO. LTD. ST. CATHARINES G u aranty Silk Ltd. was the host to students of th e second and third year D yeing and Finishing course. Students saw a wide range of fibres and 25

fabrics being dyed, finished and printed in this commission dyeing plant. One finishing range was applying a Velan finish on army cloth for showerproofing a nd softening. Viscose rayon skeins were dyed on cascade type of machines and there .was a continuous range for desizing and scourino-. Screen p rinting was a nother highlight of the visit. "' MERCURY MILLS LTD. HAMILTON The second year Knitters p aid a visit to the circular knitfing d epartment to view the various m achines. One Interlock was making underwear garm ents using 1/ 4-0's combed cotton, while another was knitting a fa n cy plaid by the u se of a rack ring ,,·hich causes the n eedles to tuck and welt. The a ttention of the students was centered on the vVildmans, which were knitting 150 denier viscose and aceta te rayon into a plush fabric. The students watched the Edmos 24 feed and Loopwh eels in action. J. R. MOODIE CO. LTD . HAMIL TON The first year students were impressed by the mill, a nd it was the first to b e seen by most of the students. The group was very interested in the two-process picking and especially in the conven tion al system of d·rawing and slubbing. This was followed by a visit to the spinning department and the winding room. PORRITTS & SPENCER (CANADA ) LTD. HAMILTON The first year students visited Porritts & Spencer Ltd. First the work involved in wool sorting was observed and then the process of scouring the raw wool. The visit ended after the students watched blends being laid d own in the blending bins. ROBINSON COTTON MILLS LTD. WOODBRIDGE The second and third year students in the Dyeing and F inishing course saw cotton piece good s being processed by modern methods in this up-tod a te p~ant. Most of the dyeing and finishing was done on continuous ranges, providing for mass production. A continuous range for bleaching cotton good s with peroxide was the highlight of the visit. A vat dyeing range being u sed consisted of an impregna tion dip, followed by reduction, oxidation and cylinder drying. STAUFFER-DOBI3IE LTD. GALT The second year Weavers and the ·third year Cotton Spinners were first taken through the sample room, a nd then went through the cotton system. The slubbers made use of English builder motion on the H . & B. American Slubber. For the first time the Schweiter automatic pirn winder was examined by the students. The weaving department cleared all th e minds on the multiplier motion and t erry motion as used on the C. ~ K. loom, Jacquard and Dobby compound or single. ,1\-00L COMBING L:ORP. OF CANADA LTD. ACTON First year students, accompanied by the second and third year Woollen and Worsted Spinners, went together on this mill visit. Here they saw the wool processed from the / raw state to the oil-combed top. The processes consisted of a four bowl scouring machine, sargent drier, carding, backwashing and combing. An interesting featu re of this visit was the centrifuge oTease recovery system, wh ere th e grease was separated from the scouring liquor. The company h aving buyers in Australia and N ew Zealand, operates on commission basis. ZIMMERKNIT DIVISION (York Knitting Mills L td .) HAMILTON The first year Knitters began their visit by looking at th e Bottle Bobbins a nd the Roto-coner winding machin es. T h ey were shown the circular Links-Links making purl patterns for outerwear. The students. took a great interest in the Multi-F eed p lain stripers. As a n a dded attractwn, they saw the napping and brushing of circular cotton goods. 26

/ldtette i<e{M'tt 1951-52 By Paul Hughson

Once again I feel that a nother successful chapter can be written about the athletic life at P .I.T. when the size of the student body and the athletic facilities available are considered. Before reviewing the activities of the past year, I would like to pass out a few pats on the back, or, in other words, just simply say " thanks very niuch" to those who have so willingly h elped in planning the year's program. First on the list for honourable mention is " The Chief," :rvfr. Ashcroft, who has taken a great interest in our sports set-up and has assisteq your a thletic committee in every way possible to h elp our special events achieve success. It was through Mr. Ashcroft that we were able to secure the Central Secondary School gym, which is always in g reat demand, for our weekly "work-outs" on Monday nights. The Student Council has been very cooperative, especia lly with regard to financing our efforts, and the athletic representatives on the committee did a solid job this year. J oe I vanski, the second year rep., looked a fter getting the school jackets which is a real h eadache when it com es to getting a good material, that is, at the same time, an acceptable color pf win e. Joe h ad them signed , sealed a nd delivered by the end of February, which is, by far, the earliest that they have ever arrived . Jack Perry, the first year rep., did a bang-up job in keeping the ping-pong equipment in order, which can a lso be a h eadache. Jack and Joe both h elped in the purchasing of equipment, mainly basketball and softball, too. Finally it's " Thanks, Gang," to all the boys who took an interest in what we h ad to sell. In -September, with the return to classrooms, and the cool, brisk, a utumn air outside, the boys were rarin' to get their hands on the old p ig skin again, and so it was that at noon-hou r and after school the bright-eyed young athletes from P.I.T. were observed passing (mostly at the girls from T ech ) and kicking (mainly about school rules) out on the back campus. They were, of course, training for the big day at the end of the month when the second year (J'iger-Cats) were to take on the first year (Argonauts) in a rugby game (tackle, too!) - as part of our initiations. Both teams were liberally sprinkled with third year students and people of that "shape a nd form." Webster's Falls at Dundas was the site of the massacre as manly physiques clad in T -shirts and jeans thumped each other to a final score of 20-15 in favor of the "Argos" (ahem !). "Carlos" Geyer was 27


the able inan with the stop-watch and dirty h a ndkerchief, while Tom "Th e T errible" Brereton did a fine effort of arbitration and laying down the law. The first year h ad a fast outfit built around such stand-outs as " WingDing" W ingfield, ''Happy" J ack Perry, "Suzy," Joe Casper Wiechorek, and "Snatch" L ePofsky at end, but were well matched by the towering second year front wall consisting of such "heavies" as " Masher" McCabe, " W ee W.illie" Salton, "Yukon" Eric Laffoley and Joltin' Joe I vanski. Don Robbins at quarterback was going great guns for the losers until he got all "balled up" on one p lay and had to retire. The day successfully wound up with a \l\7ien er Roast and social evening when some of the boys still f elt athletic and showed their enthusiasm by continuing to th row people a nd things around. As the fall wore on a ttention was turned toward b asketball a nd in this field we had a nother "first" a t P.I.T. We have been fortunate in having the Tech gym on Monday evenings for our work-outs and h ere it was on December 10,1951 , that the " Pit" boys knocked off H arn1lton Normal / School by a score of 44-42 in a closely fought contest before a crowd of 150 Normal and P .I.T. students. Scorj ng chores were mainly handled by Jack P erry with 22 points and B;:nry Saunders with 16 points. Doug T errence capably handled our sh are of the refereeing while Karol Geyer, Moe Graham and Al F ettes were on the bench to keep time and score in order. This marked the first time tha t a team f rom the Institute had participated in an athletic contest with another team from outside the school and the auspicious occasion was celebrated with a dance in the library and tour of our shops and labs by the "T each ers." VVe have tried to. a rrange for a league with some local t~ams but many problems h ave become involved and plans h ave had to be scrapped. Exhibition games h ave been difficult to arrange, too, for definite dates and times. At present we h ave an interesting series on the go between a team from first year and on e from second a nd third years. Ideas have b een mapped out for the production of school basketball uniforms, knitted and dyed right in the school. We were unable to complete them this year, however, mainly because of production problems tha t had to be ironed out and secondly, b ecause plans for a league fell through. I hope that n ext year the boys will want to finish the project. Now we are on the verge of spring and so a young P .I.T. student's fancy turns lightly to thoughts of baseball and softball, naturally. The gang will be out for spring training any day now and I hope we will be able to arrange some more games as we did last year. The ping-pong table has been as popular as ever and the challenge board has been set up again this year. According to the standings to date it looks as if Herb LePofsky js champ again, for: his second year in a row, closely followed by Cas Wiechorek, a crop of second yea~ boys, a nd a couple of first year "lads" n amed Terrence a nd P erry, who h ave shown




a lot of talent. A doubles tournament drawn up.


now, at time of writing, being

The "Grand Slammers" still hustled this year to capture the key positions at the noon-hour tables but in a more orderly fashion than u sual due to the efforts of Tom Brereton and Karol Geyer, who organized a tournament. w¡hen the last torn ace had been slapped on the table and resounding cries of "double" and "redouble" could be heard no more, Ray McCabe was found at the top of the list with a plus score of 7100, closely' followed by Prof. Geyer, with 6700. Minus scores were also popular, believe me, I know! We still have ou r arm-chair ( ?) athletes, too, who hustle along under the cover of darkness to a local "spot" to view fights, world series, and what have you, via TV. Rumour has it that they merely go there for the love of sport. Famous last words : "Another round for the boys, waiter!" Another nasty little rumour suggests that some fellows, hidden away in secluded boarding houses; are practising weight-lifting! J u st watch out for the bulging biceps! In closing, I might mention that in future when the Institute expands and registration increases, I feel that bigger and better achievements in sport will be forthcoming as more equipment and interested participants come along too. Athletics are a very important factor in the promotion of any sche>ol program, and we have very good prospects in the making that should spin quite a yarn for the annals of Provincial Institute of Textiles. Best of luck and success for the years to come !

Two travellers, after making quite a night of it in a big city in England, found themselves slightly intoxicated. After riding quite a distance on a tram, the first traveller turned and asked the other one: " I say, pal, issis Wemberley ?"


o," was the reply,

" Zis isn't Wemberley. Zissis Thursday." "Good," said the first, " I'm thirsty, too. L et's get off and have another drink."


In an institute the size of our beloved school, it is unapparent to us why we should have to report on events that are well known. But our worthy editor has asked for (demanded) a few lines to round out his novel creation, so herewith we write. Away back in October, the first initiation ceremonies at P .I.T. were h eld. The event was planned rather hurriedly, most of the time being taken up with discussion as to what to do with the first year students. Finally a sort of field day was h eld, the sporting part of which will be remarked on in other pages of this chronicle. Webster's Falls Park, atop Dundas Mountain, was the site of the Wiener roast after the ball game. We had a good feed of hot-dogs and coke a nd then made the journey back to Hamilton where the combatants repaired to a small room to float away their bruises and angers and to burst forth in song. This small room was revisited by the students (although not as often as ¡some desired). Its walls vibrated with familiar song when Mr. Duxbury was bidden farewell from these shores. Music ( ?) was supplied by a ukulele, ably played by T. B. Towards the end of October diplomatic relations were established with the Hamilton Norma l School (H.N.S. has a large excess of a commodity that is fairly scarce around P .I.T., namely, "females, of the opposite sex"! The students of" P.I.T. were invited to attend a Hallowe'en Dance at H.N.S. As most of our students are from out of town, some consideration was given to the subject of costumes. This was ironed out by having the boys wear their oldest clothes, in lieu of a costume. Those who did not take the trip to the West End Seat of Learning were sorry for the party was a gala affair and an enjoyable evening was had by all participants. In December the common-room blackboard bore a notice that was read with disbelief. It stated that a dance was to be held ¡in the library. It was the first clarice at P.I.T. The problem of obtaining partners seemed to bother majority of students so in this case special arrangements were made for girls to be present. The dance was held in conjunction with theannual (we hope ) basketball gam e between H .N.S. and P .I.T. After d ancing, refreshments were devoured by the spectators of an impromptu ping-pong tournament in the common-room. One week later Normal School was host to the textile students. This occasion was the annual Christmas Party at H.N.S. E ven Santa Claus came to this one. The party was not as well attended as the one at Hallowe'en, possibly because it was examination time at P.I.T. In the New Year ( 1952, that is) there arose an acute shortage of the .green stuff having the formula MONEY; so it was deemed inadvisable to carry on further speculation of capital expenditures. By this m eans we see that social activities were brought to a standstill. Exceptions to this were the smokers; the usual five were held throughout the year. Socially this was a very good year for the school and we hope it continues that way. As the school expands its activities will expand. This year a committee was formed to handle the initiation of the incoming class. An excellent suggestion came from the previous Social Convenor to the effect that a dance should be h eld in the New Addition, preferably before machinery is moved in. The Alumni should be invited to this noteworthy occasion. , In conclusion, thanks is given to all students who helped the social convener this year, especially a few from first year-F . M., D. T., G. M ., B. R . Space commitments prohibit the printing of names. M. GRAHAM 32



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About the only thing the first year students of P.I.T. have in common is that they are all male. They are provided in all shapes and sizes and the variety of languages that can be heard in the halls is very surprising. Some have mill experience and some have not. Many ¡are sponsored while others are unsponsored. For those inexperienced in textiles, it is an altogether new phase of life. Hitherto their .first thought when someone mentioned textiles was: sweaters, blankets, rugs or anything that could be associated with ¡yarns. Now that they are well initiated into the school and the textile world, their whole c;:onception of the word "textiles" changes. No longer do the common everyday meanings hold true but the many new terms and definitions open an entirely new field in the technology of textiles. Besides these meanings, new machines and processes serve to increase the enthusiasm of the new students. No doubt those students who have the advantage of upper school maths and sciences find some of the work easier than the o~hers do. This also is true for those possessing mill experience. Although at first the impression of the sports in the school is pretty discouraging, it soon becomes evident that with ping-pong, "football?", basketball and softball, there is almost as much as can be had at any other school. Besides the sports activities, the smokers and mill visits are new and exciting. The relatively small number of students and the friendliness of the staff are also new to most of the first year students. Those characteristics are very definitely not a drawback, for everyone becomes well acquainted and as a result, the time spent together, both at and away from school, is much more pleasant. On the whole, the first impressions are a little strange but soon they give way to feelings of contentment and enthusiasm for the exciting new things to accomplish. A. H. FETTES



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t~ 7~i'td '?~ By Karol Gever

All p .m . on nothing may be camera

the six pictures on the opposite page were taken between 12 and 1 an average day at ¡p_J.T. Saying "average," I mean that there was "set-up" or any special things were happening. Photography fa ns interested to hear that no flash light has been u sed and that the setting was 1:2.8, 1/ 20th of a second.

L et us "g o for a short trip through the D yeing and Finishing D epartm ent (3rd floor ) and find out what each of us was doing a t this time of the day. L et us start with the old bicycle wheel, called also the " unicycle." :Qon, on the picture to the right, is preparing som e Cuprammonium Fluidity tests. Later the tubes w ith the solution will be fastened to the spokes of the wheel a nd the whole will be rotated slowly by means of an elaborate a rrangem ent of pulleys. This may have to be kept runnin g until the next morning. By making these tests h e acquired the nickname "Mercury Don." The following picture shows us Paul writing the report on sports for this issue of the Textus. H e looks inspired filling one page after a nother with his subtle lettering, finding that lunch hour is the best time for literary creation. Moe is not preparing any bacteria cultures, as it may seem at first glance; h e is testing the fastness to perspiration of textile saml?les, which are going to be exhibited at the Textile Testing Forum in Montreal. The remarkable number of jars and bottles on the sh elves behind him is indicative of the quantity of " these various substances" used as textile auxiliaries. Tom left his pressure cooker upstairs in which he is dyeing Dacron a nd came to the common-room to consume quietly his lunch. Soon h e will bid a gra nd slam and will play it skillfully. The last picture shows one of my experiments: preparation of phenyla lpha-na phthylamine, an intermediate for the production of Victoria Blue B. After completion of the reaction (42 hours ) the substa;.nce will be obtained by fractional distillation under reduced pressure. I hope you enjo-xed the trip through the 3rd floor. Next year we shall take you down to another department, where you will see a new series of pictures from the life in P.I.T. 35

By Joe Divinski, President

To Karol G eyer, the editor, and the staff of the '52 T extus, (its 4th edition), we extend sincerest congratulations for completing this fine r ecord of the students' activities of the past year. W e Grads all had a hand in the "Textus" editions of the past and with each ensuing edition, we note how much improvement is being made. The '51 Textus outdid them all, and no doubt this year's edition will show a little "face-uplifting" and many new features. W e ha\'re always been proud of our association with P .I.T. Reading the "Textus" r ekindles and increases our pride. As in '51 when we had our first reunion, we like to reflect upon our d ays spent at the Institute, and again the first thought that enters our mind, thanks to the efforts of Mr. Ashcroft, our instructors and our fellow students (for they did assist us tremendously ) we received a very full textile education, and thanks to them, our employers and many friends in the industry, our careers are progressing favourably as we are beginning to fill just a few of the many openings and opportunities existing in the industry. A word or two about last year's alumni reunion. Half of our '50 Grads showed up and in our opinion for an Alumni Association just formed, that wasn't bad. We are planning another this year and hope to have all the Grads here for the occasion. Many of us are looking forward to it. Now that a third graduating class is ready to step into the Industry as technologists, technicians and supervisors, let us see how our Grads of the past classes are making out. 2 Assistant Superintendents. 1 'Assistant Department Manager . 2 Production Control Supervisors. 2 Cloth examiners for the Canadian Government. 1 Assistant Sales Manager. 1 Purchasing Agent for Woven Goods. 3. Dye Lab Technicians. 5 Quality Control Technicians. 2 Time Study and Methods Engineers. 2 Assistant Foremen. 1 Dyestuff Salesman. 1 Head of Specialty Woven Fabrics. 1 Grad is continuing his education with Saurer Co. Ltd. in Switzerland. As you can see, we certainly are doing diversified jobs and the fact remains that many more jobs like these are left open for more gr~duates from P .I.T. (and believe m e, P.I.T. grads are in d emand). Karol has allowed me just a few more words, so with one hand raised in farewell, we extend the other in welcome to graduates of 1952, w ho will be joining us in the Industry in June. Best of luck to the present students at the Institute and may they, after three years of faithful devotion to study, also be welcomed into the Industry. 36

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"To spin wool we need a good stable .

Paul: \t\Thy don't you write a sch ool anecdote for the Textus? L es : Antidote-why, that's wh a t you take when you've eaten the wron g thing, isn't it?

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F. Smith & Company (Textiles) Limited Turbo Machine Company

TEXTILE DIVISION Distinctive Portraits


401 King Street East

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With every good wish to the future leaders of the Canadian Textile Industry NATIONAL ANILINE &CHEMICAL CO., LTO. 137-143 WELLINGTON STREET WEST, TORONTO, CANADA



When we describe

FABRIC CONTENT the largest ingredient comes first!


For example-If we say that a fabric is wool-and-cotton, we mean that it contains more wool than cotton-if it contained more cotton than wool, we would call it cotton-and-wool.


It 1s constantly our hoRe to ensure the most advanced


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and efficient operation of'eur organization, not only


. by the introduction of the latest ma.dufacturing processes, but by maintaining the services of the finest type of executive in the Textile field.


extend to all graduates and undergraduates of The Provincial Institute of Textiles a cordial invitation to visit our plants and offices at any time, and we are oh ly too pleased to receive requests for any information which we might be able to supply as an aid to your studies.

THE MONARCH KNITTING COMPANY, LTD. Head Office: 712 Metropolitan Bldg. Toronto, Ont. National Sales Office:

Woollen Spinning Division

145 Yonge Street

52 St. Lawrence Street

Toronto, Ont.

Toronto, Ont.

St. Catharines Division

Dunnville Division Worste d Spinning, Hand Yarn, Knitted Oute rwe ar and Underwear Dunnville, Ont.

Full-Fashioned & Circular Hosiery St. Catharines, Ont.

Cotton Spinning Division Ajax, Ont.

Profile for Mohawk College

1951-52 Yearbook  

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1951-52 Yearbook  

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