Bowling League Standings Oct 18 1949 – R.I.A.A. “A”, Business Men’s

Source: Rockford Sports and Entertainment Guide, Oct. 18, 1949

Androck Wire

by 1939 the Washburn Co. had recovered from poor business of depression years. Sales had risen from an all time low in 1932 to the previous high point of 1929. March 1940 Boston Ordinance Dist of the War Dept surveyed Worcester plant among the first, small hardware items for use in constructing Army cantonments. Manufactured wire clamps for gas masks, wire handles for ammunition boxes procurement of raw materials for manufacture most pressing problem by 1942. September 1942, over 94% of people in Rockford division were participating in War Bonds Drive. Received Minute man Flag for cooperation in this drive

Source: Androck Wire March 1956

WW II Army Schreiber, Cpl. Leland

served with a transportation platoon of the 9th armored engineer battalion in Europe In Dec 1944, Cpl. Schreiber drove a  6-ton truck almost continually for 4 days without sleep evacuating supplies from Mersch, Luxembourg. His truck has seen more than 10,000 miles of usage without mechanical failure. Citation. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Schreiber, 1218 Fairview Ave., credited to be the first Rockford man to cross the Rhine river. Rockford High School grad and former employee of Washburn Co.

CPL. Leland Schreiber

Source: Rockford Register Republic 8/8/1945