The following is an article from the May 1958 edition of The Suggestor, a newsletter published by the Oregon State Employee Awards Board.
Congratulations, Mr. Mommsen!
After switching his attention from cutting meat to cutting costs, THOMAS N. MOMMSEN, meat cutter at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, was presented a $400 award. In the above picture Mommsen, on the right, is shown receiving his award from Governor ROBERT D. HOLMES as State Hospital Superintendent DEAN BROOKS looks on approvingly at the left.
Mommsen’s suggestion, which also won high praise from Gov. Holmes, involved processing and freezing of meat available from the hospital’s dairy herd and subtracting the amount from the hospital’s monthly contract for beef. This will result in a reduction of 37,000 lbs. of meat that need to be purchased and will save the State and estimated $9,252 per year.
The $400 award will go into an account to help pay for higher education for Mommsen’s daughter…