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60th Anniversaries

The year was 1956. In the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 1.52% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 521.  If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $11,700.00 while your average salary was $4,450.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the New York Giants.  However, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Philadelphia Warriors won the NBA Finals, and The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions.

In global news, movie star Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco and becomes Princess Grace of Monaco. Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev gives secret speech denouncing Stalin. The first computer hard drive was invented by IBM and Elvis Presley releases his first hit, Heartbreak Hotel.

In addition to all of these events, these members joined the Operating Engineers:

District 1

  • Henry C Bellace 
  • William A Cranston Jr.
  • Alton J Crouse
  • George S Davidson
  • James Dixon
  • Michael Donchak
  • Bernard George
  • John Lattino 
  • Pasquale T Martina 
  • James L Painter 
  • Francis Petrongolo 
  • John W Vaughan 

District 2

  • Charles R Benson
  • Carl F Bickert
  • Robert E Getz 
  • Jack J Gurney Jr.
  • Wayne C Haas Jr.
  • Kenneth W Mertz 
  • Ira Ninzeheltzer
  • David E Ott 
  • Delbert Ott 

District 3

  • Alfred P Ankerway
  • John Flyte 
  • Edward D Haines

District 4

  • Eugene B Kupp 
  • John R Roland 

District 5

  • Joseph M Kinney
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