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History of the Forest Products Laboratory

Interview #992: Lulling, Robert M. (June, 2009)

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01:27:53 - 01:29:42 Employees---Social Conditions

employees---social conditions, social aspects, parties, recreation

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01:27:53

RL

We had card parties up on fifth floor for men and women. We played Euchre, [inaudible], I don't know what else, five hundred---cribbage. Cribbage guys had their own party. They gave prizes for that.

AP

I've heard a little bit about the brat fries or---

RL

Oh yeah, steak fries, yeah. Out in Middleton, yeah. Oh we had a lot of parties. We did have some guys here, Jim Grady who worked in the supply room down on first floor there---it's changed now I guess---he was an outstanding bowler, was a city champion in bowling, at least for one year I know of. We had a fellow that was our welder that was a champion horseshoe pitcher for the City of Madison. Well we had a girl runner here too, I forget here name. But we had some well known people working here at the Lab during the War (WWII). But then we started downsizing and a lot of those guys are gone. We had our own credit union and I think that started in the late '40s.

AP

Was that located here?

RL

Fifth floor.

AP

Oh okay.

RL

The office up there. Les Floeter was the head of that for several years.

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