GOVERNMENT: Suggestion Box

At a special ceremony in the Pentagon's inner courtyard one day last week, Army Secretary Wilber Brucker bestowed the largest cash reward ever made by the Army for an employee suggestion: a $10,000 joint award to Stanislaus Danko. 41, and Moe Abramson, 45, career employees at the Signal Corps Engineering Laboratories at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Their idea: an automation process that punches holes in regular printed or etched electronic circuits, drops the leads of components (resistors, tubes) through the holes, dips the leads in a solder bath, soldering all connections in one operation. The Government made the system available...

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