This Day in Norwood History- September 14

CAPTAIN CUSHING ENTERTAINS

Gives Suburban Newspaper Men and Friends Pleasant Time at Norwood

14 Sep 1909, Tue The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

NORWOOD, Sept 14 Capt J. Stearns Cushing, candidate for the Republican nomination for the governor’s council, a position one of his ancestors filled generations ago, yesterday entertained members of the Suburban Press association at his home in Norwood. Chaperoned by schoolhouse commissioner Thomas W. Leavitt of Boston, secretary of the association, they left Dudley st on special cars yesterday forenoon at 11 o’clock for Norwood for Capt Cushing’s residence. They arrived shortly after noon and were welcomed by the captain, Mrs and Miss Cushing, who had prepared an appetizing luncheon for the visitors, spread on the lawn of their beautiful estate. After luncheon, the visitors were taken over the plant of the Norwood Press, where they saw one of the largest printing, electrotyping and binding establishments in the country in operation. The workings of the monotype were a revelation to most of the visitors and when they reached the bindery where nearly three-quarters of a million books were stored ready for shipment, the visiting newspapermen got a good idea of the capacity of the immense plant. Capt Cushing Informed them that the three concerns interested in the Norwood Press turned out 13,000 books a day, mostly educational works. They were also Informed that three-quarters of the textbooks used in the schools and colleges of the country and many foreign books were set up printed and bound in the town. The plant averages a carload shipment to New York daily.

Among those who participated in today s outing were: Mr and Mis Geo. C. Fairbanks, Natick Bulletin: Mr and Mrs Wm. White Mansfield News; W. J. Heffernan, Spencer Leader: Mr and Mrs J. C. Brimble-comb. Newton Graphic; Francis Proctor and Geo. H. Proctor, Gloucester Dailv Times; A. Woodward, Passaic Herald; Mr and Mrs C. A. Loring, N E newspaper union; J. D. Haggerty, Wo-burn Daily Times; Mr and Mrs Robt S. Osterhout, Hudson News; Mr and Mrs A. K. Dean, Watertown Observer-Mr and Mrs F. F. Prescott and Carl F Pifscott, Quincy Dally Ledger; Geo. M. Barron and son, Foxboro Reporter; Mr and Mrs R. B. Somers, Waltham Free Prtss: Mr and Mrs Eben Prescott. Braintree Observer; Mrs M. E. Hawes and Mrs Emerson, Weymouth Gazette; Mr and Mrs J. B. Kavanaugh. Brook-lino Pitts; Mr and Mrs C. B. Johnson, Franklin Sentinel: Mr and Mrs W. A. Maynard, Somervllle Reporter; Mr and Mrs Thoa. Leavitt, Dorchester Beacon; Geo. I.ittlefleld, Winchester Star; Chas. C. Doten, Old Colony Memorial, Plymouth, Geo. W. Southworth, Needham Chronicle; Mr and Mr G. K. Lewi. Bryantvllle News; Mr and Mr W. S. Bartholomew, Wareham Courier; L. F. R. Lnngeller, Popular Educator, Boston; Mr and Mrs John Tmperly Newton Town Crier; A. E. Wlnhlp, Journal of Education; Chos. C. Coulter. Clinton Item: Mr and Mis W. 8. Twombly, Reading Chronicle; Mr and Mrs A. M. Bridgeman, Stoughton Record.


Members of the Suburban Press Association and lady friends were entertained on Monday by Captain J, Stearns Cushing and Mrs. Cushing at their home in Norwood. When the visitors arrived on special trolley cars they found a tempting luncheon awaiting them on the lawn. Captain Cushing, who is a candidate for the Executive Council, In which body one of his ancestors sat generations ago, made a brief speech to the press representatives and their friends. During the afternoon the great plant of the Norwood Press, one of America’s largest printing, electrotyping and binding establishments, was thrown open to the visitors by order of the host. The nearly three-quarters of a million books stored In the bindery gave the newspaper men a pretty good Idea of the Immensity of the plant, which can turn out. about 13.060 books a day, mostly educational works. They were informed that three. fourths of the text honks used In the United States and several sold abroad are set in type, printed and bound In Norwood, and that the plant averages a. carload shipment to Now York every day.

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