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®fje CommontoealH) of iWas&adjusette 




1943 — 1944 



lm— 7-43— 12327 



Hon. Samuel Ross, President 
Walter H. Paige, Vice-President 
Gustaye LaMarche, Clerk 


Ex officio, His Honor Arthur N. Harriman, Mayor 

Ex officio, Walter F. Downey, Commissioner of Education 

Ex officio, Edward T. N. Sadler, Superintendent of Schools 

Term expires June 30, 1944 

William B. Ferguson, U. S. Government, Res. 62 Grant St., New Bedford, Mass. 
Walter H. Paige, Inspector of Textiles, U. S. Government, Res. 12 Lincoln St., New 
Bedford, Mass. 

John Regan, Salesman, Crompton & Knowles Loom Works, Worcester, Mass. 
William Thompson, Jr., Revere Copper & .Brass, Inc., New Bedford, Mass. 
William A. Thompson, Asst. Supt., Quissett Mill, New Bedford, Mass. 

Term expires June 30, 194-5 

William E. G. Batty, Sec, Loom Fixers' Lnion, New Bedford, Mass. 

Harry T. Perkins, Sales Representative, Lambeth Rope Corporation, New Bedford, 

Albert Ruth, Plant Supt., New Bedford Rayon Co., New Bedford, Mass. 
John A. Shea, Taunton, Supt. of Rayon Dept., Mt. Hope Finishing Co., North Dighton, 

Manuel Silya, 372 County St., New Bedford, Mass. 

Term expires June 30, 1946 

Joseph Dawson, Jr., Manager, Knowles Loom Reed Works, New Bedford, Mass. 
Gustave LaMarche, Overseer, Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford, Mass. 
Raymond R. McEyoy, Asst. Supt., The Knitted Padding Co., Canton, Mass. 
Hon. Samuel Ross, Sec, Mule Spinners' Union, New Bedford, Mass. 
James B. Sullivan, Overseer, Soule Mill, New Bedford, Mass. 



Hon. Samuel Ross, President 
Walter H. Paige, Vice-President 
George Walker, -Principal 

Day Glasses 


September 13, Monday, 8.30 A.M. 
September 27-October 1, Monday-Friday 
October 12, Tuesday 
November 11, Thursday 
November 24, Wednesday, 12 M. 
November 29, Monday, 8.30 A.M. 
December 17, Friday, 4 P.M. 

First semester begins. 
Class elections. 
Columbus Day — Holiday. 
Armistice Day — Holiday. 
Thanksgiving recess begins. 
Thanksgiving recess ends. 
Christmas recess begins. 


January 3, Monday, 8.30 A.M. 

January 24, Monday, 8.30 A.M. 

January 28, Friday, 4 P.M. 

January 31, Monday, 8.30 A.M. 

February 22, Tuesday 

March 17, Friday, 4 P.M. 

March 27, Monday, 8.30 A.M. 

April 7, Friday 

April 19, Wednesday 

May 25-May 31, Thursday- Wednesday 

May 30, Tuesday 

June 1-June 8, Thursday-Thursday 

June 9, Friday, 8 P.M. 

Christmas recess ends. 
Mid-year examinations begin. 
Mid-year examinations end. 
Second semester begins. 
Washington's Birthday — Holiday. 
Spring recess begins. 
Spring recess ends. 
Good Friday — Holiday. 
Patriots' Day — Holiday. 
Final examinations, senior class. 
Memorial Day — Holiday. 
Final examinations, other classes. 
Graduation exercises, school hall. 

Evening Classes 

September 24, Friday, 7.30-9 P.M. 
September 27, Monday, 7.30 P.M. 
October 12, Tuesday 
November 25, 26, Thursday, Friday 
December 13-17, Monday-Friday 
December 17, Friday 

First term begins. 
Columbus Day — Holiday. 
Thanksgiving recess. 
First term ends. 


January 3, Monday, 7.15-9 P.M. 
January 3, Monday, 7.30 P.M. 
February 22, Tuesday 
March 13-17, Monday-Friday 
March 17, Friday 

Enrollment, second term. 
Second term begins. 
Washington's Birthday — Holiday. 
Second term ends. 

With the shortage of labor and the resultant high wages, together with the desire of 
young men and women to serve their country, it is necessary for institutions such as 
New Bedford Textile School to readjust their courses so that they, too, may best serve 
during the emergency. 

The absence of student graduates in the textile field who possess the necessary training 
will be most pronounced when we again start production on a keen, competitive, peace- 
time basis. It is then that the technologically research-trained mind will be in demand. 

Textile training has made great strides in dealing with the natural and synthetic fibers 
in manufacture, finishing and their future uses in the finished product. The signs are 
all around us. Wonderful accomplishments of industry in the war program give only 
tantalizing hints of what is being stored up in potentialities for the future world. 

In order to prepare for this shortage of trained technicians, New Bedford Textile 
School has arranged to accept a limited number of young men and women who have 
completed two years of high school and are capable of passing an entrance examination. 
This is a departure from the usual requirements regarding high school graduates. 

An unusual opportunity is presented to the young men and women in this vicinity to 
secure a training that will be most valuable in peace time and of great assistance for 
advancement, should the student be called to the service of the United States. 

While the regular three and two-year courses are recommended and we consider them 
necessary to obtain the proper background in the textile and mechanical industry, we 
plan to give special instruction in various subjects, providing there is a demand for this 
special training. 

Following is a brief outline of subjects taught at New Bedford Textile School, includ- 
ing special courses that are to be held in conjunction with the regular courses: 

Three Years — Diploma — Regular Fees 

This course is designed to give the student a thorough fundamental knowledge of 
the different processes entering into the construction of a piece of cloth from the raw 
staple to the finished product. 

During the first year the student takes up the study of yarn preparation, weaving, 
designing and cloth analysis. The study of mechanics, mechanical drawing and chem- 
istry is also pursued the first year, the work in these subjects being designed especially 
for men who are to take up the cotton mill work. Instruction in yarn calculations, spool- 
ing, warping, and slashing is also offered during the first year. 

in the second and third years sufficient time is given to instruction in picking, carding 
and spinning, while the subjects of weaving, designing and analysis are continued. Prac- 
tical work in the machine shop is entered upon the second year. 

Dj^eing is begun the first year, the work being such as is of special interest to the stu- 
dent. The student is also given instruction in steam engineering during the second year, 
while in the third year, work in elementary electricity and cotton mill construction is 
offered. Knitting and color are also given in the third year. Rayon is taken up in the 
second year and continued in the third year. 

The work in all subjects is so arranged that the student is taken gradually from the 
simpler to the more difficult problems. Much of the work in the last year is original, and 
the student is thrown on his own resources. 

The work in chemistry, dyeing, mechanics and shop practice is all arranged with 
special reference to the student of cotton manufacturing. 

This course is very thorough, and is always recommended to the student who is to 
make yarn and fabric manufacturing his future work. 

Three Years — Diploma — Regular Fees 

This course in manufacturing knit goods is adapted to the needs of those students 
desiring a thorough knowledge of the knitting industry. 

The instruction given covers both the technical and practical parts of the business, 
including cost finding. 

During the first year the student takes up the winding and preparation of cotton, 
lisle, wool, worsted and silk yarns for use on hosiery machines; also the principle of 
circular latch-needle knitting, and the setting and adjusting of different makes of rib- 
leg and rib-top machines. 

In the second and third year the time is given up to the study of the different knitting 
machines, knitting men's, ladies', children's and infants' hose and garments; method of 
handling and keeping account of goods through the mill; cost of manufacturing from 
yarn to the box. 

Instruction is also given in cotton yarn preparation, yarn calculations, cotton sam- 
pling, mechanics, steam engineering, chemistry and dyeing, the work in these different 
subjects being arranged to meet the special needs of the student. 

Two Years — Certificate — Regular Fees 

This course is designed to give the student the fundamental knowledge of the different 
processes entering into the construction of cloth made of rayon yarns. 

During the first year the student studies rayon processing from skein to warp and filling 
packages, rayon testing, weaving, designing and cloth analysis. The study of mechanics, 
mechanical drawing, slide rule, chemistry and yarn calculations is also pursued in the 
first year. 

In the second year rayon processing, rayon testing, weaving, designing and cloth 
analysis are continued. Dyeing is started in the first year and continued in the second 
year. Color and microscopic work are taken up in the second year. 

This course is so arranged that the student will be qualified to enter any branch of the 
rayon textile business. 

Three Years — Diploma — Regular Fees 

The course in carding and spinning is designed to give the student a thorough knowl- 
edge of cotton yarn manufacture. 

The larger part of the students' time is devoted to instruction on the different ma- 
chines used in the preparation of cotton yarn. 

Instruction is also given in knitting, mechanics, steam engineering, chemistry and 
dyeing. Considerable time is given to knitting, as that industry is closely related to 
cotton yarn manufacture. 

This course is recommended to those students who intend to become connected with 
cotton yarn mills or to become cotton yarn salesmen. 

Short intensive courses will be held in the carding and spinning departments. These 
courses will include mill calculations in carding or in spinning. This subject is for those 
who desire to improve themselves in mill calculations. Advanced calculations in dou- 
bling, drafting, production and cost of carding and spinning will be held for those who 
wish to advance themselves. 

Courses will also be held in repair and maintenance of pickers, cards, drawing frames, 
combers and roving frames in the card room, and of spinning frames and twisters in the 
spinning room. 

A short course in the physical testing of fabrics will be given. This course will enable 
the student to test fabrics for tensile strength, weight, turns per inch of the single yarn, 
tensile strength of single yarn and length of fiber. 

If the enrollment warrants, a course in cotton classing will be given. 

A course -in microscopy will also be given. This will teach the student the use of the 
microscope and how to identify the various textile fibers, both natural and synthetic. 

These courses are available to anyone. They may be taken by high school students, 
housewives, and men and women who may be working but can find time to attend 
classes. The courses will be held from one and one-half to three hours a day, either in 
the morning or afternoon. 

Courses will be given in loom instruction, construction, maintenance and the field of 
fabrics in which each is used. This class would appeal particularly to those students with 
mechanical tendencies. Classes will be held in weave room practice, calculations, and 
management in the interests of those already employed in the mills of New Bedford. 


Two Years — Certificate — Regular Fees 

Students taking this course are given a general technical knowledge pertaining to 
the textile industry. They receive a theoretical understanding of yarn and fabric manu- 
facture and of the dyeing and finishing of textiles. Major subjects include complete 
methods of physical testing procedures, designing, styling, microscopy and coloring as 
applied to textiles. Subjects of merchandising of textiles, elementary principles of retail- 
ing and economics give the student a foundation upon which to build a career in the 
retail trade. 


Graduates of this two-year certificate course are capable of filling positions as lab- 
oratory technicians and as textile stylists. They are also capable of entering into the 
field of consumer relations work and promotion of products as carried on by the large 
textile organizations. 

Students taking this course should be high school graduates. 

Three Years — Diploma — Regular Fees 

Designing is a branch of textile manufacturing of sufficient importance to call for a 
separate diploma course, extending over three school years. Since the major subjects in 
this course are confined to designing, cloth analysis and weaving, the work is somewhat 
more intensive than in the general course. 

The student, during the first year, takes up the study of the plain loom, the more 
simple designs and the analysis of such fabrics as contain designs similar to those being 
studied in the designing lessons. 

Instruction the first year is also offered in the preparation of warps for the loom, while 
work in the mechanical department is entered upon the first year, and extends through 
all three years of the course. 

Instruction in the mechanical department is considered essential to the student of 
designing, as many of the new fabrics brought out by designers from year to year are 
based as much upon the mechanism of the loom as upon pure design. 

During the second year more advanced fabrics, such as double cloths, Bedford cords, 
piques, and lenos, are studied, both in designing and analysis, while much of the work in 
the weave room consists of putting original designs into the looms and weaving a short 
length of each. 

Commencing with the first term of the second year, a practical course in color is offered 
the student, who is required to work out a series of color scales and apply them in color- 
ing designs. 

In the second term of this year cotton sampling is introduced. 

The third year is largely devoted to the subject of Jacquard designing in both the 
designing and weaving departments. During this year the subject of commission house 
work, as it applies to the styling and finishing of new fabrics, is dealt with, and the stu- 
dent is given a close insight into the requirements of this branch of designing. 

For the student who wishes to perfect himself in the subject of cloth designing, as 
applied to the cotton trade, this course will be found very complete. 

Elementary Textile Technology 

This course has been designed principally for boys and girls attending high school. 
It may be taken by others who are interested in what it offers. The subject matter con- 
sists of the theory and practical training in testing of textile materials composed of cot- 
ton, wool, rayon, nylon, aralac, soybean and other fibers; the mechanics and practical 
use of the microscope; principles of textile designing and analysis; consumer training in 
the purchase, use and care of textile materials, wearing apparel and household articles; 
and the dye fastness properties of various colored textiles. Actual laboratory work by 
the student supplements the classroom lectures. In this course, the classes meet every 
afternoon, Monday through Friday, for one and one-half hours each day. 

Consumer Education in Textiles 

A course whereby the consumer can secure considerable knowledge to assist in better 
buying, proper use of and best care for textile materials is offered to housewives, business 
women and the consuming public in general. This course consists of one meeting a week, 
either day or evening, for each class, for twelve weeks. These weekly lectures and class 
demonstrations are of one and one-half hour length. The characteristics of the synthetic 
fibers, such as rayon, nylon, aralac, soybean are stressed in this course. The basic sub- 
ject matter of the course covers textile materials and merchandise from the points of 
composition, construction, performance, use and care. Many samples of materials are 
distributed throughout the course. 

Testing and Inspection 

Training in the testing and inspection of textile materials is offered in special classes 
of various length and duration to fit the individual's requirements. Practical training 
may be had in the school's different laboratories on all major types of cloth. Such train- 
ing can assist an individual considerably in securing a governmental position in quarter- 
master and military supply work. 

The three preceding courses are war-duration courses and no tuition is charged those 
attending them. 

Two Years — Certificate — Regular Fees 

The mechanical course is arranged for those students who have a natural leaning 
towards mechanical things. A practical knowledge of the mechanical side of a textile 
mill may be obtained by those attending this course. 

Instruction is given in shop mathematics, mechanical drawing, machine shop practice, 
slide rule, machine drawing and mechanism, steam engineering, elementary electricity, 
machine drawing and design. 

A certificate course can be completed in two years, and, if the student so desires, he 
may specialize for another year either in the drafting room or the machine shop. 

This course will fit the students to enter engineering offices, drafting rooms, machine 
shops, planning departments of various machine builders and other lines of employment. 


Two Years — Certificate — Regular Fees 

Engineering Drawing Basic Industrial Electricity 

Tool Engineering Industrial Mathematics 

Blueprint Reading Fundamentals of Machines 

Machine Tool Operations Practical Algebra 

Engineering Drawing is mechanical drawing for elementary and advanced students 
and presents both a comprehensive treatment of technical drawing and its theory. 
Strong emphasis is given to the principles of drawing and the relation of this subject to 

Tool engineering covers all the aspects of the design and use of jigs and fixtures, stress- 
ing the economical use and the principles of their design and construction. 

Blueprint reading for the machine trades will enable the student to obtain the basic 
information necessary to interpret a blueprint as used in the machine trades. All the 
prints taken up in this course have been taken from industry. 

Machine tool operations will allow the student to obtain elementary and advanced 
work in operating machine tools and also the use of various precision instruments. 

Basic industrial electricity consists of instruction in the fundamentals of electricity 
and its practical application to industry. 

Industrial mathematics will familiarize the student with the essentials of mathe- 
matics that will be used in the practical application of technical knowledge to production 
and is therefore necessary in industry. 

Fundamentals of machines teaches the principles of physical science that underlie the 
action of many mechanical devices. Emphasis is placed on the principles of mechanics 
and heat. 

Practical algebra consists of the fundamental algebraic principles which are carefully 
interwoven with practical geometrical phases of algebra. The fundamental principles of 
trigonometric functions necessary to compute the problems involving angles and sides 
are also included. 


Three Years — Diploma — Regular Fees 

The object of this course is to give to the student a thorough knowledge of the chem- 
istry of the textile processes involved in the manufacture of cotton cloth. To insure a 
perfect foundation, the first two years are devoted almost entirely to chemical subjects 

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*and organic, are 

:orkV During this period the subjects of general chemistry, inorganic 
rganic, are taught, the preparation and properties of various chemicals and dye- 
stuffs, the itf©perties/6f the various fibers, and the coloring of them. 
ARC3JHthwd*7e^fr is/aevoted almost entirely to the analysis of commercial articles and 
the practical dyeJKg and finishing of cotton goods. The best current practice is followed, 
'ing principles are thoroughly taught in order that the student may under- 
stand the limitations and purpose of each process. 

The subjects of machine drawing, principles of mechanics, electricity and shop work 
are taught. These allied subjects are arranged with special reference to the major sub- 
jects, and are considered very important, as they give the student a first-hand knowledge 
of the construction of the various machines. 

The graduates of this course find employment with dyestuff makers and dealers, with 
manufacturers of chemicals used in dyeing, with bleacheries, dye houses and finishing 

It is very desirable that students entering this course shall have successfully completed 
a scientific course in high school or its equivalent. Any one, however, who can show, by 
passing an entrance examination, his ability to profit by the instruction given, is ad- 

Special Chemistry Courses 

The chemistry department will offer a variety of special courses for the duration of 
the war. It will not be necessary for the special student to have completed a high school 
course in elementary chemistry before entering. Elementary courses will be offered so 
that the special student may acquire the proper background for the courses to follow. 

Emphasis will be placed on special short pre-induction courses so that young men may 
receive instruction which will be of value when they are called into the armed services. 

Young women who are desirous of training to become laboratory technicians will be 
provided with special instruction. Courses in general elementary chemistry will be 
offered to young women who desire to become nurses. The department urges all people 
interested in obtaining a knowledge of chemistry to apply at the school office where 
complete information may be obtained. Students who have completed elementary 
courses in chemistry will find advanced courses available. 

The department of chemistry will continue to offer instruction in the chemistry of 
food and nutrition for the duration of the present world conflict. 

Those special students attending full time will pay the regular fees. Special war classes 
will be free of charge, except that a small deposit may be required to cover the cost of 
any breakage. 

Regular Fees 

Day Students. — A tuition fee of $20 a year is charged day students who are residents 
of Massachusetts. For non-resident students the fee is $150 a year, and for students 
from foreign countries $300 a year. All tuition fees are payable in advance in two equal 
installments, at the opening of each semester. No student shall be admitted to the classes 
until his tuition is paid. No fees are refunded except by special action of the Board of 

The above fee includes admission to any of the evening classes in which there is ac- 
commodation, and which the day students may desire to attend. 

A deposit of $10 is required of all day students taking the regular Chemistry and 
Dyeing Course. A deposit of $5 is required of students taking chemistry in connection 
with any other course. These deposits are to cover the cost of any breakage that may 
occur, but in case the actual breakage exceeds this amount an additional charge is made. 
Any unexpended balance in excess of 25 cents is returned at the end of the year. 

To non-resident and foreign students taking chemistry a further charge of $10 for 
chemicals is made. 

A fee of $5 is charged each day student, to be used for assisting in the maintenance of 
athletics in the school and provides admission to all athletic activities. 

All fees are due at the beginning of each semester. 

Students are required to supply themselves with such books, tools and materials as 
are recommended by the school, and pay for any breakage or damage that they may 
cause in addition to the above-named fee.