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2Vo Accident Hat\tor Roll Department, Foreman and Captain BLASTING CREWS

Theo. Haselhuhn


Chas. Hoffman


Thomas Kelley


John Dembny


Geo. C. Wing


William Heller


Adolph Sorgenfrei


Max Belmore


Geo. C. Wing


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


N. W. Pollock


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


Julius Zemple


Julius Zemple






Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp Capt. William MacLean Chief John Sparre Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief Guy LaBounty

Capt. M. R. MacLean Chief Arthur Urdal


Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle

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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published monthly for the employees of the Michigan Limestone- & Chemical Company, Rogers City, Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare.

The columns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons, safety suggestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name of the department and the sender and should lie addressed to the editor. J. A. VALKN'TIN*. Editor.

K 1) 1 TO K 1 A




During the season of 1930 a reduction of 50

percent in accidents was made over 1929 in all the operations of the Calcite plant—four lost time accidents in 1928, two lost time accidents in 1929 and one lost time accident in 1930. It is a very

gratifying result of the safety campaign which you have been carrying on inten sively for the past few years. To





This Company, being organized in 1912 is not old enough that otir employees might partici pate under the Pension I'Ian of the United States Steel Corporation. However, our em

ployees reaching the age of seventy (70) will come under the keviscd Pension Plan subject to Compulsory retirement. We, therefore, furnish the following information and notice in connec


for 1931. it will be necessary to

tion with this matter.

have no accidents.






Intermittent operations and the fact that it is necessary for men

Carnegie Pension Fund was es tablished in the year 1910 by the

to transfer from one class ol work

joint action of the United Stales Steel Corporation and Andrew

to another makes the liability of accidents greater this season, and yon will have to use greater care in the prevention of accidents. The only lost time accident which occurred last year was in the Construction Department so

that the quarry, the mill and pow er plant, which are the larger de partments, all made in 1930 a per

Carnegie, and began operations on January 1, 1911. Its purpose is the payment of pensions to super annuated or incapacitated employ ees of





Corporation and its subsidiaries. What





I'ENS IOX k ULUS—Employees

of the United States Steel Corpor ation or of any other corporation a majority of whose capital stock is owned or Controlled >y the United States Steel Corpora tion, also employees of the United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund, may obtain pen sions under the following conditions: FIRST; Pensions by Compulsory Retirement (Effective May 1st. 1931). All men who have been twenty-five (25) years or longer in the ser vice, as specified in Rule 1, and have reached the age of seventy (70) years shall be retired and be entitled to pensions. SECOND: Pensions by ketirement at Re quest. Any man who lias been twenty-five (25) years or longer in the service, as specified in Rule 1. ami has reached the age of sixty-five

The 1931 Accident Page?

fect accident record.

The company will continue for this year the policy established ol awarding a prize to all members of the department which shows the best co-operation with the Safety Department in their efforts for accident prevention. As many of the departments will complete the sea son without a lost time accident, it will be ne

cessary for the department winning this award in have completed the season without a lost lime accident.

JuUxmbovu I'resident.

"(ireatness is HOI measured in any material terms. It is not measured in inches, dollars, acres, votes. hurrahs, or by any other of the

world's yardsticks or barometers. Greatness is measured in spiritual terms. It is education. It is life expansion.*'—Ralph Parlette.

(o5) years may be retired and be entitled to pension, either at his request or at the request of his employing officer. THIRD: Pensions for Permanent Incapacity.

Any employee who has been twenty-five (25) years or longer in the service, as specified in

Rule 1. and has become permanently totally in capacitated through no fault of his own as a result of sickness or injuries may be pensioned at the discretion of the Hoard of Directors.

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The above rules also apply to women employ

display flags at their homes as "a public expres

ees who have been twenty-five (25) years or

sion of our love and reverence for the mothers

longer in the service except that the maximum

of our conn Iry." The Idea for Mother's Day originated with Miss Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia, and was first observed in that city in May, 1907. She selected

age stated is ten (10) years less under the var

ious sections, namely: sixty (00) and fifty-five (5?) years of age. TIN- AMOUNT OF Till': PPXSIOXS ARE


the carnation as an emblem because of ils sweet

ness, purity and endurance.

of service one per cent (l"") of the average monthly pay received during the last ten years of service.

Illustration: An employee who has been twenty-eight (28) years in the service and has received in the last ten years of service an aver age monthly pay of One hundred ten dollars

($110) will receive a pension of twenty-eight per cent (28%) of one hundred ten dollars ($110)


Child Health Day In proclamation of Presi dent Hoover, gave official recognition to an im portant movement. The well-being of children is a community re

sponsibility as well as an individual duty. Pub lic measures are removing many of the scourges of the past and training in personal health is

cents ($30.80) a month.

raising the standard of health throughout the country.

In view of the relatively short notice given the em ployees of their retirement on

Any movement which has for its object the saving of children's lives and preserva

April 30th. we were author ized to pay the employers over seventy (70) years of age

tion of their health and hap


adult may be of great value to society from a cold eco

or thirty dollars and eight}'



piness makes a strong appeal In the public. The life of an


pension because of insufficient length of service, a "ketirement



nomic point of view, but the saving of a child is much more effective in arousing humani


next twelve mouths beginning

tarian interest.

with May 1, 1931.

Lm ployees reaching the ages of sixty-five (65) to six ty-nine (69) on or before Oc tober 1. 1631. and not having served the twenty-five (25) year period, will be retired and paid a 'Retirement Allow

X. \,


the Civ*» »« all—fcfAVilyarA unKliUh')'.


There!* noihlncco wbHmnty herol; .., her

brought more gratifying re

earc. nolhinc qulv »o noble at hpr lore

hub Irte andonl piovero: "Owl mmU iwtt U

evrt)whc*e m he modemoihoul" After all Ian'!

We call special attention to Pension


movement wider

sults than








it wonh •»HII«. hiu (oi Her i«xe, ra to »re*ut>

ance." this rule of the



No phase of

HEN irjiaodj itiKMenl Ihf heme




trustfulness are appealing to our protective sense. But there is an even more import ant reason for our interest in

as several employees will reach the age of sev

their physical and

enty (70) years before they will have complet

lives are before them and on our children de

ed twenty-five (25) years of service with this Company. These employees have been advised

ever mindful of their well-being.

that they will not be granted a pension at the age of seventy (70) years in tin- absence i>l twenty-five (2?) years of service. F.mployees notified by letter are of an age ami have a ser vice record that should entitle them to a recom

mendation for a pension at age of seventy (70) under these requirements. ORIGIN OF MOTHER'S DAY

Mother's Day was made an occasion for na tional observance in 1914, when Congress desig nated the second Sunday in May as Mother's

Day and authorized and requested the president to issue a proclamation calling upon government

officials to display the flag on public buildings. Such a proclamation was issued by President

Wilson, May 9, asking the people to similarly

spiritual well-being.

pends the future of the nation.


We should be


Yon will notice in our Births column we have mentioned a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred V.

X. Bradley. We are sure our readers will be pleased to learn that he will be christened Carl

I). Bradley II thereby perpetuating the name of one whose guidance and ability were so effective in the development of the Limestone Company, the Bradley Transportation Company and in our community at large. Sloth makes all things difficult; but iudustrv all things easy, lie that rises late, must trot all day, and shall scarce overtake his business at night while laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.—Franklin.

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\\ bile this magazine is principally a publica tion for the employees of the Michigan Lime stone ec Chemical Company, we are pleased in

Following is a copy of a letter recently mailed to all holders and subscribers of United States

Steel common stock purchased under the Em

ployee Stock Subscription Plan. We take this means also of informing past subscribers and any new subscribers of the future, as no doubt

more employees will, from year to year, pur chase stock under the plan offered by the United States Steel Corporation. Dear Sir: May 5th. 1931 It is believed that employees generally are fa miliar




concerning beneficiar ies




scriptions to Common Stock



deed to open its columns for the use of this

community in further Civic Activities of wide spread benefit. Within the last week there has been organized the kogers City Golf Club and from what we learn ol its inception, we feel that it is on a sound basis and carries with it a great deal of enthusiasm that indicates success.

The organization meeting of the Club was Tuesday evening. 5th, and was largely attended.

directors elected at. that time were W. II.


States Steel Corpora



tion are made,




held May very The




P. Kiu

order to give you defi

ville. C. k. Carter, Dr.


1. The Beneficiary named by the employ

0. C. Williams. F. J. Fisch and I. I.. Clymer. Following the meeting of the mem

ee when he subscribes for stock is entitled to




advise as follows:

bers, the Directors or

all money paid in. plus any special benefits due




the following officers: 1'resident.' W. II. Whiteley : Vice-Presi


should his death occur before the stock is


fully paid. 2. On stock fully paid and issued to the employee, the benefic

Kiuville ; Treasurer, C.

Dr. S.



ledge; Secretary, J. P. K.

Carter. President



Whiteley later inform

iary named is entitled to only the special payments accruing on

are pleased to advise you that kogers City

the stock and not to the stock certificate. The stock certificate

and that plans are un der way for the estab

goes to the estate of

ed us as follows: "We

now has a


the deceased subscrib


subject to


er and


to the laws governing


lishment of


Golf Club



which will be playable this



Safety Poster originated by Marian Rush, age IS,

property acquired for

grade 12.

the course is situated

3. If it is your intention that the beneficiary named should upon your decease have the stock

on Belknap road and is known as the old John lloefl farm. The build ings on the farm are in good repair and avail

certificate, as well as the special payments pro

able for club house facilities.

vided, it is necessary for you to assign this stock to tin beneficiary or beneficiaries you select by

this club is insured by the great amount of in terest taken by the employees of your company, a large number of whom have purchased mem


the methods provided for under the laws per taining to transfers of stock. If it is your intention that the stock now is sued in your name is to belong to your bene ficiary at your death, we suggest that you see the undersigned, who will advise you the neces sary steps to take to protect your wishes or dispostion of the stock. J. P. Kiuville, Treasurer.

The success of

bership in the Club."

As the Welfare Department of this Company, we certainly wish the Club every success as it is an activity that will contribute much to the

development and enjoyment of this community. Friction between two objects always wears on both.

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Work Of The Winter . . . The past winter found us with the usual re

now go through a double screening and wash

pair, alteration and stripping program ahead of

ing' operation instead of one, and the stone will

us, which provided employment for a percent age of our men. On stripping operation the

al steel used on this work was fabricated on the

crews were divided into four, rotating eight hour shifts, working three shifts a day per week, the extra shift being off. On the day shifts the different crews were made up so that a man worked three weeks out of four.

In this way

the work available was divided more equally to all employees.

A large percentage of the men required for winter work were on stripping operations. The weather was ideal for this work and the opera tion was carried on for sixty-eight working

The structur

job from stock on hand. On the tenth floor the slugger roll knobs were

worn and experimental welding lias been at tempted.

The problem of making




screen water-tight is still receiving a great amount of attention and besides welding up the

seams in the chutes, stee! plates have been weld ed around the screen frames to prevent the ac cumulation of water on the Poors and around the motors.

The yearly repairs arc being taken care ol :

clays. Some

be much cleaner than last season.






screening lay-out so as to further supply the wants of our customers in sizing.

There was

bearings have been re-babbitted, idlers and belts repaired and chutes fitted with new liners. On the eighth floor, the electricians have been

wear of

busy in the panel room. The master panel has

equipment. This furnished employment lor Mill men, carpenters. Yard employees, electricians,

been entirely rebuilt and remounted with equip ment designed and built by our own men. The entire panel was rewired to give a neater ap pearance at the back, and all control leads brot to the bottom of the panel. The panels on the

also the usual winter repair due


painters and welders. The greatest amount of work has been done on the sixth and seventh floors.

The four feed

er conveyors on the seventh floor have been re

220 volt boards were re-arranged and the con

moved, and the four flux grizzlies located on

trols laid to conform with the general arrange

the sixth floor were moved

ment of the motors in the mill. Overload pro tection devices have been mounted to prevent burnouts and will trip out in case of excess stone




Structural steel supports were framed between the seventh and eighth floors to support the

grizzlies and by putting new rolls on the frames the openings were reduced. On the sixth floor, four new screens were in stalled to size the stone after it comes off the

rotary grizzlies and to give washing.

it an additional

These screen's are mounted on re

piling on the belts and stalling the motors. In order to complete the installation called lor by the present plans for the new power house, the 6,000 K. W. turbo-generator was moved from the old power house. Last fall, in prepar ation for this, the construction and yard depart

inforced concrete foundations and arc framed in

ments built a foundation for this unit in the new

heavy steel. New chutes carry the stone from the rotary grizzlies to the screens. This is a de

power house. Winter work was started in the plant February

cided improvement in that the flux size stone will

23rd at which time a crew of mill men under the

Showing Dump Trains In Winter Stripping Operations.

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supervision of Adolph Sorgenfrei commenced dismantling the 6.000 K. W. unit. When the dis mantling was well under way, Mr. kice of the

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Com pany arrived and assisted materially in hand

ling the many heavy pieces. By the end of the first week, the rotor and slator of the generator were moved to their new location. followed on March 16th.

The turbine

Alter the part of the old foundation and some ol the floor above the condenser had been cut

out by Julius Zempel's crew, the most difficult task of all was tackled. This was the hoisting

of the condenser through made to the operating floor level. By March

the opening thus

14th all of the heavy and dangerous work



large undertaking in the power house program. The crews in the General Repair Shop were

busy on shovel, locomotive and motor repair. There were two shifts working on car repair and also a crew from the construction depart ment working on the dock.

Number 11 shovel was completely overhauled and was ready to dig rock at the beginning of plant operation. Our winter work for a majority of our men is entirely different from that which they are ac customed to doing during plant operations. They work in different crews under varying condi tions. True some have been doing this for years and are thoroughly fa miliar with the chang es, others have not and

are fast learning. This



without an accident. Before this machine

could be






possible for establish ing so commendable a


record that



new power house, it was necessary to make some changes.

made during the past winter in carrying on all these operations

The electric shop re moved the old winding

without a lost time ac cident.

from the generator and the Westinghouse Company with the as







was s o


dis t h e

C a r e 1 e s s ness

tric shop, rewound it. The turbine


you ever stop to think that there might be a relationship between


Westinghouse Compa ny with the help of pi a u t men c o u 1d

jVJad^^nwflKajj fkl


waste ?

Some time ago the

Metropolitan Life In

change nozzles and add


a row of impulse blad ing and make a few other changes. Piping

group of drivers, each

thai EauggsH Tj)ÂŁ 'fma-x


studied a

of whom had been in volved




the average number of

necessary to connect the turbine and its


many auxiliaries was It was found that in done by the pipe gang. 75 per cent of these Iron work around the Original Safety Poster of Joseph Mann, Age 18, Grade 12. cases the drivers confoundation



by the carpenter crew and all electrical connec tions by the electric shop. It is expected to have the turbine running for





average quantity of gasoline, in addition to hav ing more accidents than they should have. This would indicate that men who are care

balance about May 25th and on the line June 1st.

less in one thing are very likely to be careless

During some of the construction period, paint ers have been busy at the turbine room, the oil

in other matters. Not What We Give

circuit breaker room and switch room. Onehalf of the finished floor has been laid which

Not what we give, but what we share,

together with the painting has given the turbine room a very attractive appearance; In this period 47 men coming from nearly

Por the gift without the giver is bare; Who gives himself with his alms feeds threeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;James Russell Lowell

every department have contributed directly to the construction work, many of them working

at unfamiliar work. Certainly the versatility of our men has assisted greatly in this, our final

The love of money is also the root of all in dustry.

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Remarkable Results Found In School Safety Poster Contest


Safety First programs, are responsible for the saving of life and limb each year. Safety is now

The following awards were made: Age

represented in practically every industry and


activity in our country.

2nd—Jerry Eldridge 14 3rd—Margaret Kennedy —13

In Industry, especially, accident prevention programs show a steady reduction in accidents, and in fact in every other activity with one ex

ception, accidents have been considerably re duced during the past year.

Automobile accidents are the exception in this statement, as fatalities have increased in this class of accidents yearly, since the automobile replac






5th—Marjorie McAllister __17 6th—Norma Sauvey 9

7th—Joseph Mann'





Grade 7 8 7 8



10.00 8.00 6.00 Post gr ad. 4.00 4.00 4 3.00 12 3.00 12

The contest produced two hundred posters to be judged, ranging from fourth grade to post-gradu

ed horse drawn vehicles. This fact is more dreadful since

ate work and the process of

the greater percentage of ac

amount of consideration. SiN eliminations were

elimination required a great

cidents involved children.


"How painful is the death of a child," said Sylvester Barnard, the lovable profes sor of the charming story by

following time:


remaining eight winners to be graded from first to eighth by secret ballot. Many of the posters were very original and artistic, and the

deeply and scarcely less trag ic than death is the blighting effect of preventable illness or injury. most


51; 2nd, 88; 3rd, 12; 4th, 14; 5th, 6; and the sixth and last elimination, 21. which left the

Antole France. The taking of a young life stirs us all

Our nation's


number out each

total showed evidence of an unlimited amount of effort


supporters of safety say that further reduced to any great

and work in picturing the ideas and slogans of "Safety

extent, we



our accidents







That ever_\- participant will continue their thotighlfulness and practice of safety is

teach the principles of safety to our children.

That children

our have

kogers been


safety and are thinking about safety was evidenced in the Safely Poster Contest, which was started in our schools in

February for the best orig inal safety poster.

The contest, sponsored by "Calcite Screenings" covered a period of six weeks. En trants were invited to enter


our best wish with our con

taught On


hack cover





"Screenings you will find a reproduc tion of the winning entry in tlie Safety Poster Contest. The poster is the work of Ruth Poch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poch. She is in the 7th




The posters were to carry original

ideas, worked out in one or two colors, the size

to correspond to a page of "Calcite Screenings." The judges, Mr. Munson, Mr. Henley, Mr. I'cnglase, Mr. Clymer and Mr. Dueltgen also grad ed the posters for neatness and for age and grade of student. According to the contest rules, the winner was to receive a $12.50 cash prize and the post


A good daed is never lost. He who shows courtesy

reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love. her dog Zipper. Pleasure bestowed upon a grateful mind was never sterile, but generally begets reward.—Basil.

grade and is 12 years old. shown ahove with

gratulations and appreciation for the support given this

Ruth is

The Toy-Strewn House Give me the house where the toys are strewn, Where the dolls are asleep in the chairs, Where the building blocks and the toy balloon And the soldiers guard the stairs! —Clyde Morgan.

er was to be run on the back page of "Calcite

A practical politician should make a good housekeeper, because his bunk is always made



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Winners of the 1930 Safety Award » »


On our cover we have depicted the busy bee. The story of the bees is like a fairy tale. They are creatures of the sunlight, their food is the sweet nectar and nourishing pollen of the flow er. The bee belongs to the insect family. Their skill is remarkable and their organization ex traordinary. They are industrious and labor

long hours in the summer carefully laying up food for winter. They are wonderful architects and builders. Tliey wander far and have the gift of finding the way back to their homes. They have splendid sight, keen sense of taste

and smell. They love each other's Company, and we all know their method of protection is very el lective.

The Mill Crew


Wiser far than human seer, Ycllow-brecchcd philosopher! Seeing only what is fair,

Sipping only wdiat is sweet, Thou dost mock at fate and care, Leave the chaff, and take the wdieat, When the fierce northwestern blast Cools sea and land so far and fast.

Thou already slumberest deep; Woe and want thou canst outsleep; Want and woe, which torture us,

Thy sleep makes ridiculous. Get your happiness out of your work or you will never know what happiness is.—Hubbard.

The bee can well be taken as the emblem of

efficiency, and we can profit by following the example set by the useful activity of their lives.

The man who steadies the ladder at the bot

tom is as important as the man at the top.

Winners of the 1930 Boat Safety Award »


Crew of Steamer John G. Munson

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Many New Comers in


Family Circle Florence Louise, a daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. Mike Yarch on Dec. 9, 1930.

Dorothy Marie, a daughter, on Dec. 18, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. Denton Cooper.

A daughter, Alice Marie, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ktischarski on Dec. 29. 1930. A son, Kenneth, on January 24, 1931, to Mr. and Mrs. Morris Richards.

Richard Herman, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Her

man Karsten on January 27th. To Mr. and Mrs. John Gapczynski a son, Gerald Alfondzig, on January 29th. On February 3rd to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gruelke a son, Elvin Herbert.

To Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kelley on February 15th a son, Arthur.

The proud fathers of the above mentioned young ladies and gentlemen are all employed in the Mill department.

The following five are the births to the Drill ing and Blasting departments:

Milo Roger, a son, on December 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. John Gruelke.

A daughter, Dorthea Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kuhlman on December 19th. Lucile Arlene, a daughter, on February 22nd to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kortman.

The 1931 Calcite Baby J'orn on January 5th Frank Julian Richards wins the title of the 1931 "Calcite Baby" and re ceives a $5.00 savings deposit in the Presque

Isle County Savings Bank, which is a gift from "Calcite Screenings."

In running over our births for December and January, you will see that Frank had plenty of opposition for that honor. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richards

and is blessed with having four sisters so he should be well taken care of.

It is perhaps unnecessary for us to say that Frank now requires a hat two sizes larger than the one he wore last. 4r


and Mrs. Arthur Roeski.


Mr. Roeski is employ

ed in the Track Dept. To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Horn a



Frederick, on March 31st. Mr. Horn is em ployed in the Transportation Dept. Flenor, a daughter, on March 7th to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wetkowski.

Mr. Wetkowski is em

ployed in the Yard Dept. Delbcrt Lee, a son. on March 19th to Mr. and

A daughter on April 11 th to Mr. and Mrs. James Congeont, who has been named Rita

Mrs. Fred Hevthaler. Mr. Heythaler is em ployed in the Transportation Dept.

Joyce Rose.

On April 12th a son, Carl D. II. to Mr. and Mrs. P. V. N. Bradley. Mr. Bradley is employed as Purchasing Agent. A daughter. Margaret Elizabeth, on April 18th

To Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Zemple on December 24th, a son, Randall Otto.

Mr. Zempel is em

ployed in the Yard Dept. Ralph Widal, a son, on December 26th to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frieksou. Mr. Frickson is em ployed in the Shovel department. A son. Robert John, on January 14th to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wall. Mr. Wall is employed in the Machine Shop. On January 20th a son, Daniel Adolph to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Darga. Mr. Darga is em

ployed in the Track Dept. Anthony, a son. to Mr. and Mrs. Watson Sicinski on January 23rd. Mr. Sicinski is employ ed in the Shovel Dept, On January 25th to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Storms, a son, Charles Graydon. Mr. Storms

is employed in the Main Office. Gerald, a son, on February 2nd to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Kandow.

Mr. Kandow is em

ployed in the Shovel Dept. On February 6th, a son, Clyde Junior to Mr.

to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lee. Mr. Lee is employ ed in the Power Dept. Doioriue Anita, a daughter, on April 4th to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Durecki. Mr. Durecki

is employed in the Transportation Dept. "Calcite Screenings" joins with the many friends of the above parents in congratulations and best wishes.

Policeman—"Miss, you were doing sixty miles an hour!"'

She—"Oh, isn't that splendid!

I only learnt

to drive vesterdav."

"My wife says if I don't chuck golf, she'll leave me."

"I say—hard luck !" "Ye-es.

I'll miss her."

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Once more laps sound above their dreams, And with its ancient glowOnce more the flaming skyline gleams, But they will never know. Back with their love of youth and life. Lost dreams of play and sport, Far from the gun-swept plain* of strife Their ship has come to port.


Marriages We Wish You All a Happy Voyage Mr. Leonard Joppieh of the Machine Shop Dept. and Miss Dorothy Bruniug of this city were united in marriage December 10th by the Rev. Louis A. Linn at the parsonage.

Wm. Joppieh., brother of the groom and Violet Bruniug, sister of the bride, attended the young


After the service a reception was held

at the home of the bride for friends and rela

tives. Mr. and Mrs. Joppieh will make their home in Rogers City, where the}- have many friends who wish them much happiness.

INTENTIONS have no market value—only actions command a price. GUESS WHO

This youngster was three years of age at the lime this picture was taken. He was born in Olean, Xew York, forty-five years ago.

It seems that at this time his hobby was dogs but with the passing of years, it has changed somewhat and now whenever he has any spare time you will find him on some inland lake with his boat and outboard motor.

Miss Marvel Dambra. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Dambra and Mr. Lloyd Blackmore of Mayville were united in marriage March 14. Mr. and Mrs. Blackmore will make their home

in Mayville where .Mr. Blackmore is engaged in the undertaking business. Mrs. Blackmore is a member of the teaching staff at Mayville public school. A large group of friends of this city

wish the young couple much happiness in their wedded life.

Miss .Ann

I'omerenk of the office and


Wesley Cook were united in marriage on March 1st at St. John's Michigan, by the Rev. .Merrill at the parsonage. Miss I'omerenk is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius I'omerenk,




employed in the quarry department, and Wesley Cook is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Avery Cook. Mr. Cook being employed in the shovel depart ment.

The young couple sort of put a fast one over on their friends. Miss I'omerenk left on a vaca tion with Mr. Cook on his return to school and

during this time is when it all took place. The many friends of the young couple wish them much happiness. "Calcite Screenings" joins their many friends

in wishing the young couples a long wedded lile of health and happiness.

He was employed in the Transportation Dept. in 1911 as a brakemau and has since that time

"But what am I.

An infant crying in the night; An infant crying for the light,

and with no language but a cry." —Alfred Lord Tennvson.

Don't leave Safety in the Plant—keep it with you always.

been promoted but is still in the same depart ment.

His wife says he was born in Woodchuck Hol low so probably that will help you some to identify him. Guess Who of last issue—Lloyd Conley. Low er House engineer and Arnold Conley, black

smith in the Machine Shop.

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The Interdepartment Teams Were Busy George R. Jones Tells Us About The 1930-31 basket ball season is past but we



Winter Basketball

still hear echoes of it and enthusiastic comments

struggle. Teams even stronger than the. Yard organization, would have broken under the

on an equally extensive program for next year.

strain of winning six straight games. This team

This is sound testimony on the success of the

knew the road before them and can be credited

past season and that Inter-department basket ball is here to stay. As a recreational factor in this community, the

as being a hard fighting bunch, giving no quar ter and asking for less, with victory their pri

movement has unlimited boundaries toward the

development of sportsmanship, co-operation and social contact. After two seasons of experience to our credit, we will be better able in the future to cope with arising problems. One object of the recreational idea, whether community or in dustrial, is to banish individual malice and self ishness and mold the group into one bod)- of

agreeable and keen contestants. This brings about the ideal social relationship between fans,

players and officials—one of the aims of such a basket ball league. To the sixty-five players and all the fans, the officials express their appreciation of the splend

mary goal. Without a doubt, we can call the Office team

the best offensive team in the league



ways hard to beat. Of the four games they lost not over two points separated the margin be tween victory and defeat. This team rung up 400 points in 12 games to their opponents' 324 points. The Office boasted a good reserve squad having four men—Hamilton, Glazer, Duellgen and I'latz available for the forward positions. Center position was filled by "Len ny" Lloeft and the two guard berths by Mundt and Schluntz. Sam Voight and Denton Cooper

saw some action but not sufficient to display their real worth.

All players mentioned above

id spirit displayed throughout the season by a

performed well and made this aggregation the

large majority of those concerned. The un contented mutterings were remarkably few considering circumstances and close contests, and all contests meaning such a great deal in the respective standing of every team. Hail the Victors and the League's Champs!— that aggregation of basket ball demons from the Yard and .Mill under the management of our friend. Julius. (We've always heard of Julius

most feared team in the league. They were nosed out of the champion honors by a solitary point, having to be content to take eight victor

in connection with the diamond, but he has broken into the court circle and is a steadfast

convert. However, his foul shooting endeavors, especially in competition against "Mike" John son, created just a new sideline and is no reflec tion on the managerial end of affairs).


out the Office to win the tournament play-off, this quintet was declared the season's champs. After a slow start, the Yard took six straight games, ending the regular schedule with only four defeats and having seven victories to their credit at the end of the season. Records show this team to be the best defensive five in the

league, scoring 290 points to their opponents'

269. This factor kept the Yard five in the run ning. Their offensive strength was concentrat ed in three players—Hopp, B. Zempel and Rose —with Hopp leading in points scored. "Ike" Lee. an agressive fast forward, "Louie" Yoda, guard, and O. Zempel guard, had the faculty of breaking up opponent plays and thus added more zip to a basically defensive team. This team, by ruining their combatants' Opportuni ties to score and not forgetting to add a fewmarkers on their own column, forged to the front and took the honors after a well planned

ies and four defeats for their season's efforts.

Last fall some of the plant's basket ball critics wondered just what would happen to the team George Wing displayed, would they last the sea son through or would they fall by the wayside an outclassed team?

The reason

lor this line

of thought was not disrespect for the players' court ability, but their inexperience and long ab sence from the game. To show you the accom plishment of long, hard practice, amiable team spirit and "never-die" attitude, we present the Electric Five as they completed the season—not the least discouraged and having given a very good account of themselves.

These words of

praise, to a team deserving of such, are given because of the success the}- turned out to be against the odds they had to overcome. Next year this same team will force every opponent to their best to keep pace with them. The Electric five had Green and "Spike" Lamb to supply their scoring punch. These two fellows comparatively fast, usually made their shots good and woe to the team that failed to

guard them properly. "Art" Getzinger. a tall, rangy man at center, showed rapid progress in his first attempt at basket ball. Meyers and

Griwatch at guard positions proved to be hard working, fast men and became better as the sea son advanced. Along with these fellows, C. Brunning, EL Kowalske, E, Lee and Stanley Centella served in various positions. All these

men showed marked progress as game after

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game was played and such a result only comes

ficiency this pair was capable of furnishing in

from conscientious effort. Reinke had the misfortune

a few of their contests. This was the one glar

While our friend to arrive on the

permanent injured list before he had an oppor tunity to get warmed up, his experience and knowledge of the game would have made him

ing fault of the entire team which made a po tentially strong combination an easy one to overcome in some games. Dan LaFountain, Harry Boutin, "Louie" Yarch and Jack Schultz

a welcome addition to this team for the entire

completed the squad. These four players being


.Another team that was a scrapping, ambitious aspirant for the basket ball crown was "Pete" Bollock's Quarry quintet. Always a group with the do or die spirit, the Quarry boys fought to the very last and not losing first place until the tournament semi-finals. The Quarry with a well balanced aggregation had a sturdy defense and

dependable offense built around "Slim" Pau.Il.ey, their lanky aggressive center and the best cen

ter man the league had to offer. "Irish" Lamb, "Chum" Raymond and Chas. Lister shared the forward berths, while "Butch"

Eiowski, "Russ" Kuhlman and Harold Pollock played the guard positions. Harry Schefke and Pat Sheedlo were utility men, playing when and wherever needed. The Quarry had excep tional ly fast, aggressive forwards and a fine combination at guard. Their teamwork was

but ordinary as their style of game was not the short passing, close-in type of ball. Paulley, their center man, resorted to this style of play while Lamb, Raymond, Llowski and Kuhlman were all long shot artists. The game in which

this team overcame a seventeen point lead in the second half to nose out the Office, by a single score was an example of their scoring

punch and fighting ability.

They never seemed

discouraged or disorganized no matter what the

odds against them happened to be.

They Were

another team with the thoughts of victory al ways in prominence. "Billy" Heller's Riveters were the "dope buckel spillers" of the season. With a good line-up to begin with, they were booked to take every

thing they met with ease but instead lost the first three games. With a colorful comeback, they took the Electrics and Office Team by sur prise and administered unexpected defeats. They turned out to be a threat all during the season,

possibly a hard nut to crack and possibly not.

the reserve strength of the team did not sec the amount of action experienced by their team

mates. Their playing was dependable but lack of experience kept them from being entered in more games.

During the 1930-31 season, a team outside of

plant circles entered the race.

A group of ath

letes classified as the Rogers City Merchants, under "Bill" Radka's tutelage, was the City's representatives in this league. This team per formed like wildfire the first five games, com pletely outclassing every team they met. In fact it appeared to be a complete rout for the other teams.

Out of these first five contests,

they stumbled once on a weakened Office team to lose by one point, a game they should have taken without any effort. Then the business supporters of these men dressed them in ele gant new playing apparel which seems had a disastrous effect. They never won another contest of the remaining six played and closed the season a mere shadow of a once worthy team.

In another year the Merchants should have one of the best teams in competition. Otis Pol lock, Melvin Wenzel and O. Tosch were three

good forwards for the line-up. Paul Bredow held down the center position while "Bergie" Platz. "Louie" Wenzel. Roy Dueltgen and "Dave" Dettloff alternated at guard. These men were all capable of playing class "A" ball, but after their early season spurt they failed to click, although their games were usually close contests.

Award Goes To Paulley

A different policy was adopted this year in giving individual awards. Last season the hon or went to the high scorer, but this year a mer it system under control of judges was formu lated whereby a "most valuable player to his team," decision could be made.

One could never make a prediction on this team. Leveck. first string center, was active, a fair shot and a hard man to guard. Monroe, his understudy, benefitting by extra height invar

Every participating player was rated on sportsmanship, field goal shooting, foul shoot ing, fouls committed, offensive floor work, de

iably gave his team the "tip-off."

physical condition and improvement. 4*his rat ing was made by four judges after every game,

Penglase and

"Biffer" Joppieh lacked only consistency to be classed as the best forward pair in the league.

fensive floor work, aggressiveness, team work,

They were both fast, good shots and exception

each judge giving his own rating. This system was in effect for the last five games of the reg

al ball handlers, but rather unsteady in always

ular scheduled season.

producing these qualities. Norman Raymond and John Bredow assumed the greater part of the guard duties for the Machinists, giving some

center, was named the receiver of the award.

good exhibitions on defensive maneuvers. How

ever, momentary lapses in play lowered the ef

\'eru "Slim" Paulley, the Quarry's effective This should have been expected as "Slim" is a

good example of a player who would rate high in the different requirements expected of a val-

Group 1—Yard. Reading from left to right: J. Buck. L. Yoda, 1. Lee, 0. Zempel, A. Hopp. B. Murphy, B. 2 C. Leveck, 1). Monroe. J. Bredow and J. Schultz : bottom row: L. Joppieh, Wm. Heller and B. Penglase. C Schlunlz. I.. Lei-. W. Mundt and L. Yoight. (iron]) -I—Power Dept. Reading from left to right: G. C. W

door baseball. Top row left to right: L. Joppieh. R. Kuhhnan. I. Hamilton, \T. Hoeft, J. P. Kiuville and W. harg. Group 6- -Orchestra. Reading from left to right: S. Blaskey, E. Glazer, E. Micketti, M. Schluntz. W right: A. Deltloff. L. 1'latz. 0. Pollock, P. Bredow-. O. Tosch and R. Dueltgen ; bottom row: M. Wenzel. \ lock, R. Kuhlman and E. Sheedlo: bottom row: H. Pollock, H. Schefke, R. Kuhlman, R. Lamb and Chas. L F. Y. N. Bradley and L. Goodin.

Photography by E. A. Schulwitz

:empel. A. Yoight and T. Rose. Group 2—Machine Shop. Top row. left to right: N. Raymond, II. Boutin,

•fottp 3—Office. Reading from left to right: C. Platz. E. Glazer. 1. Hamilton, N. Hoeft, E. Dueltgen. M.

ing. I'".. Meyers, C. Bruntiing. R. Kowalski. E. Lee. E. Green. M. Lamb and C. Griwatscll. Group 5—InMundt; bottom row: A. Ravmoml. J. Schultz. II. Meharg, G. LaTulip. II. Shorkey and masct Xeil Mem. Warwick. F. Warwick. Geo. Jones, D. Baker and E, Kauabe. Group 7—Merchants. Top row left to Yin. Radka and L. Wenzel. Group S—Quarry. To], row left to right: A. Flow ski. V. Paulley. X. W. Pol

lster. Group 9—Officials. Left to right": T. Rose, P. Livingston, F. Reinke, R. Dueltgen, Jr., Geo. Jones,

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liable player to his team.

His sportsmanship

was excellent, this point being more considered than any of the above mentioned. lie was a

fine offensive and defensive center being a hard man to guard and once allowed to break loose

was certain to display deadly accuracy on short

shots. Llis ability to break up opposing plays was one of the features in his team's success.

He was an all around good player, an important cog in the Quarry's quintet and unassuming to anything but basket ball while in the game. Team Records


Indoor baseball held the interest of quite a few fans, as well as the players, during the past Winter season. Early in the season, a team representing the Merchants of Rogers City and managed by (ins Kane was organized, and at the same time, a team was organized to repre sent the Calcite Plant, and managed by J. P. Kiuville.

Each Thursday evening found both teams hard at it, one trying to get the scalp of the oth er. The end of the season found both aggre gations tied with five games to the credit of

2 §

K =


fe h

each. On Monday evening, April 13th. the de ciding game of the series was played and the

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E-r 0(

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Calcite wrecking crew emerged victorious by









Quarry Maeh. Shop

128 123

66 71

123 322 276 121 317 360

7 5

4 7

the score of " to 4. but only after a hard fought contest. Henry Shorkey was in the pitcher's box in this last game for the Calcite crew- and







handled his duties in fine style, keeping the hits

Elec. Shop



137 277



330 ' 350


well scattered.

Calcite was able on two occa

sions to bunch their hits and put over what

The Orchestra

When a plant orchestra was suggested to hell) as an entertainment feature in the weekly bask et ball demonstrations, those interested or ex perienced in such endeavors had reason for

wondering. However, after evenings of faithful practice and talked of noise making under the

proved the winning runs. Gus Kane did the pitching for the Merchants and handled the ball

with most of his old time style and deception, but his mates were unable to produce the hits at the opportune time and lost out their scoring chances.

chanced their first public appearance with no

In addition to this series, a composite team ol Merchants and Calcite players engaged in outside competition. Early in the season Rog

disastrous effects upon themselves and develop

ers City defeated the Huron Industries of Al

baton of William Warwick, some of the doubtfid





the musicians

ed into a good organization. The members of the orchestra were Morton Schluntz, sax: Frank Micketti, tenor sax; Dave

Baker, sax; Frank Warwick, banjo; Ed. Knabe, violin: Ed Clazer, drums: Rhoud Benson, trum

pet; George Jones, piano and William Warwick director.

pena, and in a four game series with I'etoskey. each team won two games, and all proved to

be most interesting" and warmly contested from start to finish.

On the page with the basket ball teams is a

picture of the Calcite wrecking crew and the playing positions of each member.

This orchestra performed every Wednesday evening throughout the winter, striving to pro vide pleasing sounds and pleasant rhythm for the folks wishing to dance. There was usually an hour or two of dancing after the basket ball games to top off an evening of recreation and community get-togethers.

The standard of play and sportsmanship set by the ball teams, which was exceptional thruout the season, plus the few hours of entertain ment in the form of dancing brought out a very


We are now in the mouth of

May and we

read in the Sports columns of our newspapers about the preliminaries of the Davis Cup Tourn ament.

Last year we had an M. L. ec C. tennis

tournament which created as much local inter

est as the Davis Cup Tournament creates Inter national interest, and we are anxious that this

year we will have all the old players back in line again and are hoping for a flock of newcomers. We have experienced many fine days suitable

good attendance for ever}- game. The High School gym was taxed to capacity many times with enthusiastic, cheering fans. The compet

for playing tennis, the evenings are getting long er and later on in the season we hope to again

itive spirit among the onlookers was keen and meant much in making this season such a decid

chance to get plenty of practice. Last year we had to go to considerable trouble to get some of

ed success.

The keen interest of the fans will

erect the flood lights so that all will

have a

tin- competitors to enter the tournament and

result in making a real demand for another sea son of such fine enjoyment for all.

"Never played this year," and "Racket needs

Ninety-nine per cent of good luck is account

in the near future asking \ on to enter the

we had many excuses such as â&#x20AC;˘"Out of practice," restringing.

ed for by good sense.

We will be coming around again

tournament and you will either have to correct

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the above deficiencies or think up new alibis. Never mind if you are not an expert. Get as much practice as you can, come out and we will have lots of fun. It is a good healthy exercise— (and that is what most of us need)—encourages good sportsmanship and good fellowship. Do not forget to send in your name when the

talk after the meeting and congratulated the committee on the good work they have done in the past year, stating that there has not been a lost time accident in our plant since March 5th, 1930.

The date of the next meeting was set for May 20th. Meeting adjourned at 2:30 p. m.

time comes.

Buffalo Personals

George Mintz was a recent visitor at the Buf


We are pleased to announce that substantial cash prizes will be offered in the Fifth Annual Garden Contest conducted by this Company. We expect this year to give considerable credit to the vegetable garden as well as to the up keep of the lawn and surroundings of the homes. ft is very interesting to note that the warm spring weather during a part of April brought forth








that is most sure to last the whole season.


are particularly favored in this community by an abundance of trees and shrubs growing wild in woods nearby that can be easily transplanted. There is an unlimited amount of top soil and other garden material available for very little effort. We look back over the records and note the

wide distribution of the prizes in previous years but as previously stated in one of the articles on this subject we do not plan to continue the wide distribution to the extent of slighting any one who has done a great deal of effective work even though all of the prizes might fall within a reasonably small area of the community. We feel that all of those who have been for

tunate enough to win some of the prize money will continue without urging and we hope that the total number of prospects for prizes increase three or four fold during this year.

falo Office.


We noticed that he looked rather

L'pon inquiring, he informed us that

his hotel at Owego had burned, and he lost all

of his personal belongings. By way of cheering him up, we told him that the depression in the tent making business would be over when they received his order for two or three suits and a

couple of overcoats. We notice that Mr. C. T. Stanage is driving a new Studebaker President Straight Eight.

We wonder if the early Spring has anything to do with the astonishing rumor we hear around the Buffalo Office. "In Spring one's fancy turns to love." One of our most confirm ed bachelors seems to have


tinder the

age old spell. We were quite overcome, the other day, to see the invincible Mr. Baldwin re

turn from lunch with a gorgeous display of roses in tow.

Well, our curiosity was at once

aroused, and we investigated the strange hap pening'. Imagine our surprise on hearing that he has at last succumbed. We guess the ranks of bachelorhood will know him no more after

early summer.

Mr. R. B. Henley was a visitor at the Buffalo Office twice during the past winter. We notice that Harold Stanage has added a


Safety meeting called to order April 24th at 1:30 p. m.; members present: John J. Collins, chairman, Harry Best, Robert Hagen, Jack Gorman. The Committee made a thorough in

spection of the entire plant.

The following








1. Place new toe boards at all doorways in mill building. 2. Committee advises that old guards on all elevators should be replaced with new ones. 3. Build new set of stairs in tunnel section.

4. Replace old guards with new- ones along stairways on four separators. The Question was again raised at this meeting about a safety flag to be flown over the plant during regular working hours and to be taken down in event of loss time accident for a period of twenty-four hours.

Mr. H. J. Stanage, Supt., gave a five minute

new canine to his night force; a good natured looking English Bull. Harold tells us he under stands that bull dogs don't make as good sailors as German Police dogs. Speed Laws Are Not So New At

Boston, and





seventy-three years ago, the board of "select men" passed an ordinance which read: "Owing to the great danger arising oftentimes from coaches, sleighs, chairs and other carriages

on the Lord's day, as people are going to or coming Irom the several churches in this town, being driven with great rapidity, and the public worship being oftentimes much disturbed bysuch carriages, it is therefore voted and ordered that no coach, sleigh, chair, chaise or other car riage at such times be driven at a greater rate than a foot-pace, on penalty to the master of the slave or servant so driving of the sum of 10


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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture Here and There About the Plant



Among Ourselves

Did you ever hear ol anyone getting poison


forget, so we just took it for granted that he

ivy during the month of April? We didn't eith

meant mullet instead of mallard.

er. Although Carl Bruuing claims he was clean ing the yard and there's where he got it. An other peculiar thing about it was that only the left eye was just about

Wm. Luschowski was very much excited the other evening when he went out to the garage to gel his car and discover

swollen shut and there were






ed that it was not there.


He was just about all set


to call the Sheriff when he

You're quite sure it wasn't the carpet duster

happened to think he rode

that did that, aren't you

fellow workman and left his


own car at the plant.

The ladies claim it is not so nice to have the men

It takes only a few min utes to get to the hospital— but a long time to come

only working eight and one


week out of


not to be working, but then they also say it has some good advantages, too, espe cially now during house cleaning time as they sure do come in handy at home. We think


home from the plant with a



right according to the num ber of husbands we've seen

hard at house cleaning late-


Harry Meharg has volun teered to give the Time Of SPRING

When you've said farewell to winter, And the snows all disappear, When the little huds are swelling, Then you know that spring is here. Spring, with all its joy ol! living, Winter's morose days are gone,


And the spirit of ambition

They tell lis wedding bells will soon be ringing

fur our good Yoight.






Sam ?

Tom and I'lair. hunting back of Thompson's Har bor.

Tom : I'll meet you at the crossroads by that big rock. Blair: All right. Tom. Tom: If I get there first, I'll make a

white mark on

the stone and if you


there first you rub it out. Fred Bade came in to tell

us about the nice string of

Calls anew, "do on and on."

In every human existence.

Comes a springtime with this call; Make the most of it. my brother, After eaeh spring comes a fall.

Every bud that blooms in .springtime Later






And returns to build the soil

When it's living work is o'er.

Like the buds, our days are numbered Spring and fall touch everyone; Will we have reached our life's ideal When our living work is done? Let the spring enter your spirit, Let your soul hurst forth and sing, Opportunity is waiting. And your chance is now—'tis spring.

suckers several of the fel

lows got the other night and also attempted to tell us just what kind of suckers they were but we are inclined to thing Fred still believes duck season to be open because he told us the\ were all mallards.

Being that we know Fred to )e a great duck hunter, which as you know miikes it

hard to

—Ethel M. Walter.

fice a general cleaning the first nice day we have. "But," he said, "under one condition only and that is not to tell my wife about it because if she finds out I

can scrub floors and wash windows, why it's just go ing to be too bad for me." \\ e feel that Harry won't be in much danger of doing those jobs at home as sev

eral nice clays have already passed by, and we haven't as yet seen any "carpets out on the line at the Time of fice.

Wilson Pines says he hasn't very much to report in the line of happenings this winter, outside of the

Spitzer season having net ted him six skunks.

Yes, sir. sure can

Jack Cherette

throw hot


Thai is providing it


much over a distance of ten feet. Then of course, he shoots them across the floor and ihe rivet catcher

must scoop them up as they come along. Kdward Kelley. Harry Meharg and Lester Raymond were granted a leave of absence dur

ing the winter and spent




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We note that they are applying the

benefits of their further education in their work-

since their return May 1st. We are glad to have

them back and commend them upon taking ad vantage of opportunities to improve themselves. The time to plan for safety is before starting a job. Steve Martin is going into the farming game on a large scale this season. On the back of his

lot, he now has apple and cherry trees, a rasp berry patch and winter onions. This spring with the expert advice of I5en Santimo and Happy Hoi)]). '1e nas broken some new ground and

of Albert Schultz the morning of April 22nd. That's what we call fishing. Now, let's hear from some more of you fellows who claim to know your stuff. Of course, Albert said one just has to go where the fish are and tells us the Cheboygan River is where he got his.

Friend Wm. Kunner of the Bradley Transpor tation Company has been with


radio operator. We regret very much that the opening of navigation takes him from our midst.

George Wing says he has recently realized one of his life's ambitions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he has danced to the tune of The Peanut Vendor.

will add straw berries and ev

ery kind of veg etable mi market.


Limestone Company for the past few weeks as



Of course you

with the advice of these two

have all viewed the black e v e that P.ill Heller


gentlemen there isn't a possible chance of your c r o ]) being a

has been carry ing around with him this winter.

failure this sea



maintains that he was struck in

.Manager Jul ius Zempel of


very good sendoff






shoot the first basket. We can

not just remem ber if it was 36 or 136 shots be





i n

dropping one in




chain. That's his

the Yard basket

ball team, didn't give his team a



A recent addition to our plant is the Oxygen and Acetylene Stor

age building, located a short distance from the Repair Shop. The building is of brick construction on a concrete foundation

and has a floor area of 365 square feet.

A brick partition divides

the building into two rooms, one for oxygen and the other for acet ylene. Both rooms are provided with a ventilator in the roof and two ventilators at the floor line to provide a constant circulation of


Ample space is provided for the storage of approximately 400

tanks of oxygen and 100 tanks of acetylene. Due to its isolation from other buildings, the absence of electrical

fixtures of any kind, the fire-proof construction, and proper ventila tion, the building fulfills all the recommendations for the safe stor age of oxygen and acetylene.

the basket. Aft



sticks to it, and as no other marks of fistic comb a t have been seen it

looks as though we'd have to ac

cept his


nation. W o n d e r

i f

Arnold Conley will carry that enormous

f i s h

er Julius had been shooting for some ten or fif teen minutes. Mike Johnson walks over to the

basket around with him this year. If he could be induced to carry it to the Raincy River he

other end of the hall and didn't have much trou

might get it filled up. (No advertisement.)

ble making a tally. If the team wouldn't have made any better showing than the manager, it would have been just too bad. During the absence of the editor, R. B. Hen

ley dropped in to borrow a pipe full of his tobac co. After giving it the once over he said, "No, I can't use that and take a chance on ruining a

perfectly good pipe." And out he went. Seventy-two suckers were in the back yard

Clyde Leveck wishes it to be known that here

after he will answer to the name of "the big liucvrus man."

Capt. II. E. Cook's first day's experience with the New Pontiac sedan.

They tell us he was waiting for the green light which in due time appeared and with its appearance also one blast of the horn and about

Iwo seconds later, four more sounds of the horn,

which of course means full speed ahead. Final ly the fellow behind yelled to the Captain and

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April 18th. After trying the entire night and also a few hours in the morning, they checked

he not only was Captain of this new ship but

up and found themselves in possession ol one

also the whole crew.

sucker. The question of dividing the mess sat isfactory to all was a real proposition so they

Dave Larson doesn't care to admit that he

doesn't know the





Spitzer. Dave says luck has been against him and has won only two games during the winter. Think, act and talk safety. Louis Smolinski of the Bradley Transporta tion Co. has been seen driving a new Chevy cab

riolet lately and usually with a lady companion at his side.

While blasting some frozen fines at the fines storage a few weeks ago, George Pelarski and Harry Boutin realized the fact that those little-

pieces of limestone certainly do a lot of dam age for their size, especially if

W|H| f|

'close. And by the way, this


Norman Raymond of the Bradley Transporta tion Co. purchased a Ford Tudor; Joseph Kline of the Drilling Dept. a Chevy coupe; Ralph Eli of the Track Dept. a Willys Club sedan: John

Montayt of the Power Dept. a Pontiac sedan. Each department seems to have their own opinion as to which is the best car for the money,

and we hope they all have chosen wisely. And still another, we surely must not leave out, is C. W. Heinzel of the office force, who is the proud


\ \J

car of Harry's which had to


be equipped with a new set of new

Practice Safety, you bet your life when you take a chance.


your auto is parked ;i trifle windows, was a

decidcd to throw it back in the river.



Tudor just purchased shortly


Andrew Nedeau of the Mill

The painting of the steel work al the plant this winter, we have every reason to be lieve, ran way over its cost by the amount of paint drag


Dept- now drives a new Chevy coach. Harry Dietliu of the Drilling Dept. a Pontiac coupe,

ged home on the

Dan Peebe of the Track Dept. a Pontiac sedan, and F.arl Scheiffler of the Machine

hands of



to real

sport so we are told fey our

good friend. Fred J. Fisch.

face and Lamb


Put look

ing at the other side of the story, we can also put it this way. If these fellows did as good a job painting the steel as they did on their face and

Cuts and scratches may take

Smelt fishing


Win. llorubacker.

Shop a Pontiac sedan.

your life if not attended promptly and properly.

there is any doubt in your mindâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;why just see Charlie and then use your own judg mentâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and why not.


before this took place.

owner of a Chrysler sedan. Now, when we say proud owner, we mean it and if

nati o n a l


Fred, as you all

know, really didn't go there to fish but only to

take in the* excitement, and we understand he certainly got it.

Now in order to take in every move he placed himself in the front line and when the signal to

start fishing was given by the wardens in less

hands, we should have a paint


job to be proud of.

If yot) haven't already seen it. I surely would advise you to give it the once over.

Even tho

von have seen it. surely it is worthy of another look. To what do we refer? Why. Harold Pol lock's new mustache.

K. F. Crittendou. A. L. (Sparks) Lezinski and

than two seconds he found himself in the river

Gtty Hardin are now housed in their new office quarters at the Main Office where the Central


Radio Telegraph Company is holding forth. Your smiling faces are more than welcome.

up to his waist line with no chance of getting The. men were crowded in about fifteen

deep between him and shore so he thought he may as well fish as stand in the river. But never a word have we heard about the catch brought home by Fred.

A new Tudor Ford sedan was purchased by Harry Smith of the Mill Dept. Wm. Streich. Alfred Wenzel and Herbert Wir-

gau report a successful sucker fishing trip on

Pen Sautimo claims one doesn't know what a real thrill is until he hits a boulder with an out

board power boat about two miles out in Lake Huron at three a. m. on a good dark night ami








motor with only a small flashlight to guide him. If you don't believe him. just ask his passenger, Carl Strieker.

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for several

weeks this winter and it

sure took some time before any information in regard to whom and how this had happened could be had. At last proprietor A. H. M.ende slipped one day and informed us that it was none other than our good friend E. R. Joppieh

who backed up to the station but instead of landing along side of it, he just took it right off its footing and. therefore, being the first cus tomer to leave without air service.

With the number of pike that have been speared through tin- ice this past winter ,it is rather doubtful if any are left for the fellow with the casting rod when season opens for spring fishing. MOTHER

Capt. Pearse and his son Donald getting off to an early start in the Garden Contest.

Yes, sir. Harry Meharg must be back, was the remark made by nearly every one who at tended the last indoor baseball game. The reason for this remark is very well

known by all who are acquainted with Harry. There was more noise and arguments during

that game than we've had all through the win ter season.

Well, anyway, we are glad to see him backon the job again.

"They say that man is mighty He governs land and sea, He wields a might}- scepter O'er lesser powers that be;

Put a mightier power and stronger Man from his throne has hurled. For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world."

We have here reading from left to right: Henry Hey, Emil Rusch and Avery Cook with sixty pounds of pike caught at Trout Lake thru

the ice last winter. The largest one weighed 18 lbs., the next one 12 lbs, and the rest from (> to

A minute For safety may save somebody a

4 lbs. each.

mouth in the hospital.

The Power House crew have high hopes of going into the business of catching eels since they have taken one out of the strainer at the Power House. It was about a foot in length.

Here's one too good to keep so we're going to pass it on to the rest of the plant fellows. A certain fellow came to George Wing's back door and presented him with three nice brook trout all cleaned and ready for the pan and ad vised him to keep it under his hat as the season hadn't opened yet.

George came to work the next day and again thanked the fellow, telling him how good they were and he had never tasted a meal of fish that

compared with those. In fact he talked of it all week. Again he went to the door and here was

the same fellow with three more fish, only these were not cleaned. George began to thank him again and started to admire them when to his

disappointment he saw that they were suckers. "Why," he said, "We don't eat suckers. I never could eat them."

The fellow said. "You

ate them last week and kept telling me all the while how good they were, so I thought I'd bring you a few more."

The big fellow was caught on a small minnow

and hook which was being used to catch perch, so you can imagine their surprise when they lauded this 18 pounder instead of a perch. This is the only picture turned in to us of the hundreds of pike caught last winter by our em pioyees.

One of our free air stations was out of com


met's hear from some more of


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With Many of Our Friends

lplace was Detroit wlicrc .Services Services were held at two o'clock. o clock, February .February 9th, from the Ouade home on First St., and at two-thirty from the St. John's Lutheran Curch,

. several years with her parents before coming to Presque rresquc Isle County. i\lr. Mr. iJelier Heller passed away two years ago. Mrs. Heller is survived by nine children, four

of which deceased was a member, Rev. Louis A.

daughters Erna. Ida. Elizabeth and Claire all at


Linn officiating, and interment was made in the

h()UK. am] rivc sonSi William Jr., John, Fdward.

local cemetery. .Mr. Ouade was employed in the Mill Dept.

.,,,,, Paul p.,.,1 of (>1- ij. ,.,,...,. (•;,, rw™-.,* '• and Rogers City ..,,,1 and i,-,-' Fred1 ,,," of Detroit:

The funeral of Mrs. Frances Reisuer was held

here February 21, 1931 from the








two sisters. Mrs. Wm. Heller, Sr., of this city and Mrs. Julius Schultz of Hawks; and two brothers, Charles and Fred Schalk of this city.


formerly a resident of Pulawski township, died in

Sunset anil evening star,

Detroit from heart trouble after an illness of but two

And may there be no moaning of the


Her body was brot

home of Mrs. Thomas Yarch. her sister, and the funeral service followed 011

February 24th, Rev. C. T. Skowronski officiating.

Wm. John known



home on

Thursday, December 4th. Funeral


tide as moving seems


When that which drew from out the boundless deep

dropped dead while work

Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark!

And may there be no sadness of farewell,


held at Tower on Sunday. Dec. 7th and were largely

attended by the friends and neighbors. Elder J. J.

When I embark.

For 1hough from out our bourne of Time and place

The flood may bear me far,

Ledsworth officiated at the service and burial was in Forest township cemetery. Mr. Latsch was the fath


John Schaedig Sr., resi dent of Presque Isle Coun

ty for the past 57 years, passed away Saturday morning. January 17, 1931. at 7:30 o'clock at the age of ')() years, 9 months and 9 days. He had not been in very good health for the last six or seven years, al though up ami around until the last few days. Resides his wife he leaves to mourn his loss seven sons

When 1 have crossed the bar.

and six daughters. Two mms are employed by the

—Alfred Tennyson




Chemical Company. Oustav in the Yard department and


mother of Herbert Campbell of the Transporta

tion Dept., passed away at tier home in Detroit, December Kith.

Services were held in the Alfred F. Crosby

Chapel. 13308 Woodward Ave.. Detroit, Michi gan, on December 18th, Rev. Walter B. William son of Flint officiating. The

laid to rest in the local cem etery.

1 hope to see my Pilot facte l<> face

er of Mrs. John C. Pruning.


at two-thirty from St. John's Evangelical Luther officiating. Mrs. Heller was

Too full tor sound and foam,


resident of Tower,

ing at his

.such a


an Church. Rev. L. A. Linn


When 1 put out to sea.



o'clock from the house ami

And one clear call for me!

here February 23rd to the


held January 13th at two



in Onawav on December 19th and were taken to

the Methodist Episcopal Church



rites were held, interment being made in Elm-

wood cemetery beside her husband and son. The death of Mrs. Frank Heller occurred Fri-

Emil in the Transportation department Funeral services were held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke on Tuesday, after noon at 1 :30 o'clock. Rev. Heineckc of Belknap

officiating. Tin- body w is carried to its restingplace by grandsons of the deceased. Robert Ileslip of Belknap township, aged sev

enty, passed away at his farm home February 26. 1931. Mr. Heslip's death was quite sudden, He had not been well suice early fall when he suffered a stroke which left him almost helploss. Since that time he had not been able to

dav. January 9. 1931. at her home on Second

work and had gotten around only with difficul-



Mrs. Heller had been ill for the past

He succumbed to a second attack.

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Funeral services were held March 1, 1931, from the home. Rev. J. L. Kennedy officiating. The service was largely attended as the family have many friends in this section and Mr. Heslip was very well known. Interment was in the Kogers City cemetery.

of the


Michigan Limestone & Chemical


"Calcite Screenings" extends its sincerest sympathy to the members of the bereaved fam ilies.

Mr. Heslip was born in Brighton, Ontario, A

Canada in 1861.

Mr. Heslip farmed for many years.

In late



If I could gather the most beautiful adjectives from the languages of tin- world, and with the

Limestone 6c Chemical Co. but retained his home

skill ol" an orator fashion them into beautiful

on the farm. He is survived by his widow and two children, Mrs. Elva Taylor of Liske and

garlands of rhetoric, and place them upon the

George Heslip of Detroit.

brow of woman, 1 should fail in my great est effort to do justice to her grandeur and glory. Shakespeare has said, "Frailty, thy name is woman." Let me change it in token of my love for my old mother, who

years he was an employee



Mr. Heslip was al

ways counted one of the substantial men of his neighborhood and was held in the highest es teem by many friends. Mr. Charles

Bunton, brother-in-law of


Robert Pardy of the Construction Dept. passed away April 9th at Birmingham, Alabama. The body was brought here for burial. Fun


eral services were held at the home of .Miss


Jennie Bunton at 520 W. Huron Ave., Rev. J. L. Kennedy, officiating. Mr. Albert Karsten, father-in-law of Mr. Al

fred Riegcr of the Construction April 20th at his home in Moltke.

Dept., died

Mr. Karsten was buried from Emanuel Luth eran church of Moltke of which he was a life

long member and the services were held Thurs day, Rev. R. Koch officiating. The services were largely attended.

Thomas Smothers passed away Sunday even ing, April 19th, after a severe illness of some duration. He had gone to a Detroit hospital in hopes of securing relief from an obscure trou ble, only to remain there until his death, his condition being beyond aid of medical science. He was fifty-two years of age. Funeral services were held Wednesday after noon in Detroit at two-thirty o'clock under the uispices of the Masonic lodge. Mr. Smothers was a member of Rogers City Lodge 493 F. & A.



sang the sweet lullabv of mother's love

in my infant ears. Let me change it in token of love for my wife, the queen of my home, who with

me shares the joys of life, and bears its disap pointments and sorrows. Let me change it in token of my love for my little girls, the bright jewels of my home. Yes, let me change it in token of my regard for the exhalted character

of woman. Frailty, thy name is no longer woman: but Love, Fidelity, and Truth, ye are woman's other names.

If I could walk through the floral gardens of the world, and pluck the flowers of rarest beauty and sweetest perfume, and then select from the

crowns of kings and queens the rarest jewels that glisten there. I wotid fashion them into a more beautiful crown, and with the hand of love

1 would place that crown on the brow of MOTH ER.

Mr. Smothers' wife and daughter Helene,


iave the sympathy of many friends in their be

Mr. Smothers came to Rogers City in 1914 and was an employee of the Michigan Limestone

Is this full honor for our dead?

i\- Chemical Company, working as a shovel op

Is it enough to sing a song .And deck a grave: and all year long Forget the brave who died that we Might keep our great land proud and free? hull service needs a greater tollâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;


John Paradise died Friday, April 24th, at McRae Hospital. Funeral services were held Sun day morning, April 26th, from the Westminster

That we who live give heart and soul To keep the land they died to save.

Church at nine o'clock. Rev. J. L. Kennedy of ficiating. Following the services here the body

And lie ourselves, in turn, the brave.

Annette Wynne.


John Bredow and Mr. Everett Shay of the Bradley Transportation Co. and Mr. Harold Pol


Is it enough to think to-day Of all our brave, then put away The thought until a year has sped?


was taken to Whitlemore for interment. Mr. Paradise was the father-in-law of

rocked me in the cra dle of childhood, who

We arc being sized up when we least suspect it.

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The Bradley Transportation Company » » » » »

S a i Ii n 3

in Safety

Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters



Only three steamers appeared on the No Ac cident Record at the end of the 1930 season. Our

accident record during the 1930 season was not as favorable as during the 1929 season. There were four serious personal injuries, two on the Steamer P. PI. Taylor in the conveyor

operation. Both accidents were similar in nature and occurred





other injuries, one of which resulted in the breaking ol an arm of one of the mates and the other an eye injury to another mate during Un loading of the steamer. It is suggested that all mates in loading the steamer with openhearth or large size stone be instructed to wear goggles which are now obtainable of shatter-proof glass and are now available at the Storehouse.

One of the first operations to go into active service at Calcite at the beginning of each sea son of operations is the radio station. This year has been no exception, and the first radio

messages went through the air on April 3rd. The Calcite radio station has been in opera tion each year since 1923 during the period of navigation on the Great Lakes, giving 24-hour daily service to the public and especially marine interests whose vessels are equipped with radio sets. Due to the service available through this station many vessels have installed wireless equipment, ami the volume of messages receiv

ed and transmitted has steadily increased. Weather forecasts are sent out at a definite

time each day. giving ihese vessels the latest

While the accident record of 1930 was not as

information regarding weather conditions. Many

good as the accident record of 1929, I believe the co-operation of the captains, engineers and all

through prompt dispatch of messages through

members of the crew in the safety program

during 1930 was much better than in previous


I feel confident by the continued efforts

of each member of the crew that our accidents

can be very materially reduced and our record greatly improved.

The Company will continue for this year the policy established of awarding the members of the crew which does most for safety in the op eration of their steamer, a small token in appre ciation of their efforts. During the past two

years, it has been difficult to decide the winner of this contest, owing to the fine results accom

plished by several of the vessels. As several ol the vessels will complete the season without a lost time accident, it will be necessary to com

plete the season without a lost time accident to be considered for this award.


vessels in time of distrc ss have been given aid the Calcite station.

On account of this station doing public utility service, it was found desirable to separate the radio department from the Michigan Limestone ov Chemical Co. and organize it as a separate company. This was done and the Central Radio

Telegraph Company Was organized under the laws of Michigan and approved by the Michigan Public Utilities Commission. The wave lengths under which the station operates is assigned to the radio company by the Federal Radio Com mission.

Arrangements have



with the

Radiomurine Corporation of America to take over all radio traffic which last year went thru their Detour station, which they do not plan

operating this year. There is some possibility of the Mackinac Island station not operating this year. With the DeloUr and possibly Mackinac Isl and stations closed, working conditions ol the Calcite station will be improved as the interfer ence between these stations and the Calcite sta tion will be eliminated.

There has been no change in the operating

There is no magic about Safety—just com mon




R. P. Critteudon is chief operator

with Guy Hardin and Adolph Leszinske com-

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Licensed Officers Appointments for the Steamers of the Bradley Transportation Company for the Season of 1931 On account of existing business conditions on v four of the six steamers will be in operation

which results in a number of changes in the personnel of licensed oflicers. Str. Carl D. Bradley

Str. B. H. Taylor

Wm. J. MacLean, Captain.

F. F. Pearse, Captain.

Theo. Dahlburg, First Mate.

C. A. Martin, First Mate.

Clarence Thorsen, Second .Mate.

Donald Nauts, Second Mate.

John S. Sparre, Chief Engineer.

(iuy LaPounty, Chief Engineer.

j. A. Anderson, First Assistant.

Chas. Fredericks, First Assistant.

C. T. Greenleaf, Second Assistant.

James Gatons. Second Assistant.

Martin Birk, Second Assistant.

William Shay, Third Assistant.

Henry Miller, Third Assistant.

Albert Goodreau, Steward.


Otto Sparre, Steward. Str. John G. Munson

Str. Calcite

aM. R. MacLean, Captain.

Crosslcy McCjuinn, Captain.

Alfred Tyrell, First Mate.

Chris Swarts. First Mate.

George Peck, Second Mate.

Francis Bacon. Second Mate.

Arthur L'rdal, Chief Engineer.

Thos. Suttle. Chief Engineer.

Raymond P.uehler, First Assistant.

Harry Sloan, First Assistant.

George Hoy, Second Assistant.

Norman Henderson, Second Assistant.

William Kunner. Second Assistant.

Steve Chibola, Third Assistant.

Alfred Dwyer, Third Assistant.

John Miller. Steward.

hdward Fawcett, Steward.

The Following Are the Tug Appointments for the Season of 1931 Tug Rogers City


Tug Frederick T. Kellers

Walter Peppier, Captain.

11. E. Cook. Captain,

E. G. Newhouse, Captain.

John S. Purely, Captain.

Frank Lamp, Engineer.

Frank Weisnewski, Engineer.

Frank Flewelling, Engineer.

Daniel Ryan, Engineer.


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pleting the staff.

its mark on the brain cells and there is no better

During the winter shutdown period of the radio station, the radio office and operating

to pop up again.


was moved from the former location in

the old electrical repair shop at Calcite to their office in Rogers City. The transmitting equip

ment, however, remains at Calcite ami opera

time or place than a safety meeting for them As the meeting adjourned, a wish was ex pressed by all that we might earn a place on the honor roll this season.

tion is carried on by remote control over a spe

Ju addition to above a general meeting of the crew was held on April 29 at 6 o'clock in the

cial cable running to the operating room in the Main Office. This arrangement greatly im

evening when hazards of fit-out were discussed.

proves the radio service as messages can be filed without the necessity of telephoning mess ages to and from the radio station. Steamer B. H. Taylor Date of Meeting, May 3rd, 1931. Present: Donald Nauts, chairman: Wm. Shay, secretary ; and the crew. The first meeting of the safety meeting, May 3. in addition to the regular members was at tended by Capt. Pearse, Capt. Martin, Chief En gineer LaBounty, Second Asst. Gatons and four teen other members of the crew representing every department. Capt. Pearse opened the meeting with a short talk on safety, describing the success of safety

committees aboard ship and ashore in reducing accidents. He requested every officer to consid er himself a member of the committee with au

thority to correct as well as warn anyone vio lating a safety measure. Although economy will be stressed this year more than ever before and will play a vital part

D. E. Nauts presided. Twice Told Talesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Taylor

Greetings everybody from all the crew. We hope all of our friends in Rogers had a fine win ter. Even though we hate to leave our homes to come back to work, we are glad to see our old friends.

Owing to the current business conditions, the

crew of the Taylor is Composed of men from even- ship of the fleet. The newest man has worked at least two years for the company and the average is four or five.

Among the crew from Rogers are Lester Bantton, Win. Joppieh, Louis Smolinski, Edmund Mulka, Elmer Jones and Alex Selke.

We hear we have two talented guitar players in our midst. C'mon Ed and Louis, give us a

tune to sweep away those fitting out and first trip blues.

Some of our shipmates of yesteryear aren't with us this year. We miss you, gang, best of everything on your new ships.

in keeping this vessel in operation, Capt. Pearse warned everyone, especially the officers, not to carry it to extremes by using equipment to a point where it becomes dangerous to men using same. Speaking along this line, Chief Labounty

cording to the superstitious fireman, was indica

said that in our campaign of cutting down lights

tive of a fine season.

and excessive consumption of electricity, he did not want any dangerous place on the boat milighted as this was false economy. Capt. Pearse also issued a supply of "Handi-Tape" dressings for minor cuts and scratches to be distributed in

various places handy to the crew , explaining their use and purpose. The committee chairman stated he hoped to have as good a turnout at future meetings ami that it was his intention to advise not only the committee members but everyone on the ship as to time and place of meetings. An excellent

example of having as many of the crew present

as possible was shown by the suggestion of as sistant conveyorman Joe Halleck who requested lights lie installed at each side of the boom drive


When the boom is way out the side aft

Our first trip was to the Gary Breakwall. All went well, the sea was calm and everything, ac

Our only regret in being on a ship this time of year is missing the opening of trout season. We expect to hear some tall fish stories, also to see some pictures of some fine fish in the Screenings.

Being the only ship of the Bradley fleet in commission at the time the Screenings goes to press, there is some probability of our humble offerings being the cynosure of all eyes turned

Upon the department devoted to ship news in this issue of Screenings. This being the case and having always longed inwardly to be the aforementioned cynosure, now that the golden

opportunity has arrived we find that our reporlorial brain has a pitiful supply of bright and sparkling wit.

Where have all those sparkling-

is in total darkness at night and is a dangerous

anecdotes, those subtle witticisms which we so

place due to idlers and bearings needing fre quent attention. Very often good safety ideas are thought of but are forgotten in the course of the day's work. Every thought, however, leaves

often dreamed of enthralling reader with, vanished?



We wish we knew but

the fact remains that they have disappeared. So we will just say "so long."

The Way You re Judged IT'S the way you live, not the way you talk, Not the way you preach, but the way you walk,

That the world will judge whatever you claim, That the world will praise, as the world will blame. It's the way you do, not the way you say,

Not the way you speak, but the way you pay, It will like the best or will like the most,

It's the way you work, not the way you boast.

It's the way you sing, not the way you sigh, Not the way you whine, but the way you try,

That will hold you down, or will help you far; Not the way you seem but the way you are. Douglas Malloch


H/WOOS Originated by Ruth Poch, Grade 7, Age 12 APVANCE



JUNE 1931

A/o Accident Hanar Rail Department,

Foreman and



Theo. Haselhuhn


Chas. Hoffman


Thomas Kelley


John Dembny


Geo. C. Wing


William Heller


Adolph Sorgenfrei


Max Belmore


Geo. C. Wing


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


N. W. Pollock


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin



Julius Zemple



Julius Zemple





Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp Capt. William MacLean Chief John Sparre Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief Guy LaBounty Capt. M. R. MacLean Chief Arthur Urdal


Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle

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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published monthly for the employees of tie Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company, Rogers City, Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare.

The columns of "Caleite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons, safety suggestions and other items of general

plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name of the department and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. .1. A. VALENTIN, Editor.

•: i) i t



R i a



It is with a feeling of great satisfaction that we can print our Honor Roll for this month's "Caleite Screenings" without any change in its original set tip. This means that all plant de partments as well as the var

The May issue of "Caleite Screenings" car ried a lengthy article in connection with the re

vision of the pension plan of the United States Steel Corporation. As this subsidiary of the

United States Steel Corpora-

ious boats have gone thus far through the season without a lost




lion has not been in existence

twenty-five years, no em ployees were eligible for pen sion. However, all employees over the age of seventy (70) were retired effective May 1,


various departments are cer tainly justified in a feeling of elation because of



cess in being able to maintain their position on the Honor

Roll by keeping



accidents and thus eliminating pain and suffering from this

1931, under Allowance list these

1 {




cently by the United States Steel Bureau of Safety, Sani tation and first three

Welfare months

for the in 1931

showing the comparative ac cident standing of subsidiary companies, we were pleased


to see the Michigan Limestone


ec Chemical Company occupy ing first position in the mining and limestone division.

A position we are fortunate in main

taining at present and should we go through this month without a lost time

"Retirement We with

E. B. Hebert, 73: John Mazany, 7?>; Charles Gruelke. 75: Patrick Lamb, 71 ; Joe Markey. 71 ; George Southerhy, 7^: Thad Kneale, 71. A number of our employees will reach the age of seventy (70) before they have a ser vice record of twenty-five




Provision." men below

their respective ages:

source in all of our depart In




place on the bulletin issued for the half year of 1931 should remain the same. May we all do our utmost to attain this honor and distinction.

ing times which surrounded June 14 back in the

18th Century, when the little seamstress on Arch Street. Philadelphia, sewed the stripes of white and red together and set them off in the

upper left hand corner with the Field of thirteen stars.

What a glorious banner it has turned out

to be!

Let us vow anew that, with all serious

ness and intelligence at our command, we will strive for our country and its future.



years of service shall be eligible for pension. All employees coming under this classification have been notified by letter of their status in order that there will be no misunderstanding of

the matter at any time and also for the purpose of making sure that our records of their ages and length of service, etc., are exact.


June 14 is Flag Day, coniniemoratnig the birth of Old Glory. The citizenry of our land should pause for a few moments on this day. allowing to come to mind the days and the try


Pension rules are very spe cific that no employees with less than twenty-five (25)


There is nothing more terrifying than the one fleeting second when it is too late for any thing but regrets. How many times do we hear it said: "Oh. if he had only been careful." Honestly, now. what's your hurry? Why take a chance? Life is short enough at best. A second saved is less than nothing in the eves of Etern ity ! Be alert.

Re careful.

Think first, then act.

Kvcry driver can largely determine whether he shall be careful or careless—safe or sorry. Which road do YOU choose?

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Tuberculosis is a mortal enemy of youth. But youth little knows it. or knowing, seldom heeds the danger. In the life period from 12 to 20, the boy grows into young manhood ami the girl into young womanhood. This is a strenuous period. Youth discovers the world .and the




The accident experience of the United States

f<.r the past year is clearly presented in the booklet "Accident Pacts" which is gotten out by the National Safety Council.

There were approximately 99,000 people kill ed by accidents in the United Slates during 1930, which is the largest number in our history.

The result usually is a heedless enthusiasm that

Besides this, ten million people suffered injur

takes no count of health.

ies of a more or less serious nature, and three billion dollars is a modest estimate of the eco

Society, too. contributes to this "burning the candle at both ends'* by requiring of the youth

nomic cost of accidents during this period as

school work, athletics and part-time work in

this sum represents

excess of what the growing body

United Stales continues to lead

may do in


All' of this saps the vitality of youth ami ex

poses him to a host of evils, among which tub erculosis stands foremost.

guidance of parents


The youth needs the



Most classes


the automobile.

fifth as a




severely criticized,


warning that a

cause of death and

woman driver, who is so often




sponsible for but 0 per cent of the deaths.

The automobile claimed 33,-

serious flame may be kindled. As young men and women



becomes still more complicat ed and more demanding. In that brief span ol

years from 12 to 20. profound physical changes take place which make the child into the adult. At the same time, parental guidance is gradually transferred to the shoulders of the youth him self. The combined effect of these several

strains tends to fan the spark of tuberculosis into a Maine ol



ninety-four per cent of the fatal accidents last year were caused by males, while the


ing spark, harmless enough in



among women accidents rank

might be regarded as a glow



Men continue

heart disease as a


This is called the child



accidents being second only to

hood type of tuberculosisâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it is not necessarily a disease but a


to have most of the accidents,

teens it is as yet so slight as to cause no signs nor symp




outstanding cause for the in crease in accidents last year is

damage results. In other cases, some injury has been done, but during the




have been reduced. However, some have increased. The

gets into the body >n at h-ast 2~> per cent of children up to age 15. In most cases, the re sistance of the body keeps the upper hand and no severe



accidents by a wide margin because of the in creasing use of automobiles. However, general increase has been experienced in practically all of the important countries of the world.

time as much as ever.

The germ of


000 lives as the result of acci

dents last year, and the home,

which has always



posed to be the safest place a man can be, claim ed 30.000.

These accidents




mainly to carelessness in all parts of the home. There were parlor, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and cellar tragedies as well as those happening in the yard and garage; falls constituting the leading cause for home fatalities. Drowning takes an annual toll of 8,000 lives

threatening disease.

Whether or not that dangerous spark is there can be discovered only by means of the tuber culin test and the X-ray. Knowing the danger

ous spark to be there need cause no alarm if proper precautions are taken. These are de scribed in a booklet called "Tuberculosis and

the "Keen Age" which will gladly be furnished our readers on request,

while 3.000 are killed as the result of fire-arm accidents.

The industries in the United States have con

tinued to make a fine showing in accident re

duction, the total fatality figure being 19,000 and this includes agricultural, clerical, marine, construction, railway and mining accidents. Manufacturing plants accounted for but 3,000 of the above fatalities.

Suppose our hens should




bricklavers receive for laving bricks?

"The bearing and the training of a child is woman's wisdom."â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Alfred Lord Tennyson.

We hope you will give this article and the above ligures some study because with your

help they can be further reduced. What has happened in regard to reducing accidents in in dustrial plants can also be effected on the high-

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is laughable at times to see the alacrity with which each driver rushes to jot down the num

and then teach others.

It's a gesture ol course—and oftimes a funny one. It is the preliminary skirmish, the "cur tain-raiser," to be followed immediately by the

ber o\ the other fellow's license.

Ninety-nine thousand tragedies in one year and that number may again be increased this year, and it may include you or someone near to you so why not do all we can to prevent ac cidents ami take the uncertainty out of life as

usual jawing match—which from the standpoint of fixing responsibility, means nothing at all. Keep your safety sense working full time and it won't be necessary to "blame the other fel low" or waste your breath in a useless highway

far as possible. THAT PRECIOUS SECOND


Mr. Driver, what is your "reaction time?" You don't know? Well, as the operator of a


swift and heavy vehicle, capable of death-deal ing potentialities, it may pay you to have this information. Briefly stated it is the length of

A child, like a chicken has an inclination to

dart across the street at any place without thinking or looking. There is nothing criminal

time it takes you to size tip a suddenly changed

about that; it's a normal instinct, but a danger ous one in this motor age.

situation and react to meet it.

Some months ago an actual test was made to learn something about this "reaction time." It was found that it takes the average driver one

A hen can spot danger quickly enough when a hawk is around lint her protective instincts don't function in the presence of an automobile. She loses her head as completely as she does prior to a chicken din-

second to respond to an emergency while he is at the wheel of his car.

That sounds like quick


work. But when you are traveling forty miles an hour just keep in mind that your car


goes nearly sixty feet a second—sixty feet while you are making up your mind what you ought to do!


And the test show

wa™woo mmy:

ed that if you are tired, it usually takes a little






street have increased so

©HEP SM@Q!)@K]



proper co-ordination be











rapidly in the past 2$ years that even grown up human beings can't always realize them. They still act as they used to when the great est danger in crossing a street was losing their rubbers in the mud.

Educators have prov ed that children can be

tween mind and muscle. Suppose a child darts into the street 50 feet in front of your car. 11 you are traveling 40 miles an hour you will hit the youngster before you can apply your brakes. Or, if you are too close to the car ahead it will

taught to take care of themselves and safety is now part of the regular instruction in many schools. Hut children spend only about five

be the same story.

ly at home. The teacher needs a little co-opera

These facts would seem to be pretty good

argument for the slogan: "Honestly, now, what is your hurry?" When you get hurt it's nine chances to one that it's your own fault! A recent study of a group of 10.000 accidents brings out this fact. Nine out of every ten

mishaps occurred either because the victims did not apply known reasonable safety precautions, or else they failed to consider their personal safety a fraction of a second before the accident occurred.

And yet isn't it funny how we always are in to blame "the other



Eleven thousand children of school age were killed by automobiles during 1926. Some were the victims of reckless



hours a day in school and the classroom instruc tion may be wasted if they are taught different


larly is this true in motor vehicle collisions. Sel




merely following the example of their thought less elders.

The youngsters learn from you. ing up to your responsibility?

Are you liv

WHY DIE?—Why take a chance at


crossings! The railway, you know, has both right and might. And you are bound to come out second best whenever you fight a duel with a train. After all, its much better to lose a min ute than to lose a limb—or a life. The best way

•—and the safe way-—is to slop. look, listen, and live!

dom indeed will either driver admit he is in er


Nearlv always each blames the other.


It will always pay to keep danger away.

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Modern Locomotive Fueling Station Prior to 1928 the quarry locomotives took fuel at the coal dock by dumping sacks of coal manually into the coal hoppers. I'.ach sack con tained approximately 100 lbs. of coal and many sacks were filled ahead and placed near the track sides of the coal dock ready for the arrival of the locomotives to be fueled.

comotive bunkers.

Likewise, the steam shovels were fueled in a

Many sacks

Quarry Locomotives Are Fueled By a Modern Automatic Coaling Plant. Many Safety Fea tures Incorporated In This Labor and Time Sav ing Equipment.




erts and Schafer Company and is known as the •'Simplex" patent automatic electric locomotive coaling plant. This plant has 150 tons capacity and its operation may be briefly described as follows: Coal is dumped from a railroad car in to a concrete receiving hopper.. Directly be

transported from the coal —I

dock to the quarry on a flat car drawn by a loco


els at an idle period, this could not always be ac complished and delays in


lowered to






dams itself when the skip is filled, eliminating spill even though the ski]) is left in its loading position. As the skip ascends the

fueling to be done by lo comotive crane. The coal was then hauled to the

quarry in gondola cars to gether with the locomo

undercut gate of the load er automatically cats off

tive crane during the noon

the flow of coal from the


track hopper. The loaded skip is automatically dumped when it arrives at the top of the storage bin

and the work accomplish ed without delaying the operation ol the shovel.





and returns to the loading pit. Many safety features are incorporated in the de


sign of this equipment, A

The number of steam shovels has decreased from

eight in 1921 electric


pit, it automatically opens the loader gate which is designed so that the coal

shovel operation were oft en incurred. Later hop pers were built on the shovels, permitting the



top of the storage, bin and emptied. The operation of the skip hoist is fully auto matic. When the skip is

planned to fuel the shov



hoist is loaded and travels

was very inefficient and although it was usually


neath this hopper is a pit from which a roller ski])


motive, ami the coal was carried from the ear to the shovel. This method



When the lo

comotive stopped for coal, it was the duty of the brakeman and coal dock attendant to dump the required number of coal sack:- into the losimilar manner.


installed until


only two were in opera tion, ami this season's op

solenoid brake




eration has begun without

when the power is cut off preventing dropping the

any steam shovels. Thus the fueling of quarry shov els as well as pumping •water





and a




operated independently of the main control system


eliminated leaving the finding of locomotives the


Locomotive Coaling Tower

only function of the coal dock. In 1928 a modern coaling plant was erected at the coal dock site and the old familiar sight of many filled sacks of coal on the coal dock is a thing of the past. The new coaling plant was furnisher bv Kob-

cuts out the current should the bucket over-travel.

The slow down and reversing operation is con trolled by the Cutler-Hammer system. Coal from the storage hopper is loaded di rectly to the locomotive by gravity through a lever type undercut gate and spout. This briefly summarizes the history of our (Continued on Page 344)

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Limestone And Its Uses

* //

The Part It Plays In Ordinary glass is a vitreous, congealed liquid of amorphous structure, consisting usually of silicates of an


element and an


earth element, which under ordinary conditions after leaving the molten state, remain mutually dissolved and may be regarded as a solid solu tion.




Glass Manufacture

any undesirable ingredients must be eliminated before the fusion is made.

The materials are thoroughly mixed in the

proper proportions and are then subjected to a temperature sufficient to melt them into a clear homogeneous mass. The melting process may take place in furnaces of several different types.,

There are many kinds of glass which vary in the raw materials and processes used in their manufacture. Some do not employ lime in any form, or any material which may be considered interchangeable with lime. Jena is one of these

depending upon the kind of product desired and

special glasses.

out the mass. After investigation has shown these bubbles to have disappeared, the tempera-

On the basis of raw material used, technical

the method of working.

When proper fusion has taken place, the tem perature of the melt is raised in order to elim inate the bubbles which are disseminated thru-

glasses are known either as lime or lead glasses, and in the final form assumed by these glasses and from considerations of the purity of the materials used in their production, they are

ature is lowered to that required for proper working. The blown or rolled product is then

classified and known as bottle glass, blown or pressed glass, sheet or crown glass, rolled or plate glass, and optical glass.

cess depends upon the final use of the product.

Process Involved



Glass Manufacture

Preparation and mixing of the raw ma

annealed, whereby the internal stresses of the cooled glass are removed. The finishing pro The Use of Lime And Its Functions The sole function of lime in the manufacture,

of glass is to assume the role of the alkaline earth element.

Silica, in

the form of sand, is


Melting and fusing.

admixed in carefully weighed amounts with an alkali metal compound, usually sodium carbon

3. 4.

Fining1. Working, which includes casting, pressing,

earth compound, usually granulated quicklime.


blowing and rolling.

5. 6.

Annealing. Finishing.

The selection of raw materials governs, for

the most part, the quality of glass produced, and

ate or sodium sulphate, and with an Various other materials are


alkaline in


amounts, depending upon the kind ol glass to be made.

Requirements of Lime Either quicklime or hydrated lime can

Battery of Drills And Train With Shovel Number One In The Background.


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The choice between calcium and mag

nesium lime depends not only upon the kind of glass being produced, but also upon the method of production. The chemical composition ol the lime is very important and must not vary more

than 2 per cent from that stipulated in the eontract. The requirements are quite different for the various kinds of glass. For optical glass the iron oxide should be practically zero, whereas in bottle glass 0.5 per cent is permissable, with nearly the same limits for blown or sheet glass. The silica and alumina may run as high as 15 per cent for bottle glass, but it should be very much less for the other grades of glass.


sulphuric and phosphoric anhydride should be low, not exceeding 1 per cent for bottle glass and diminishing through the other kinds to about

0.2 per cent for optical glass. The combined CaO and MgO should preferably be at least 8*J per cent for bottle glass, 91 per cent for sheet glass, 93 per cent for blown glass, 9b per cent for rolled glass and 99 per cent for optical glass.

Quicklime should not contain more than 3 per cent, and hydrated lime not more than 5 per cent, carbon dioxide.

The requirements regard


We must face the fact that youngsters will play in the streets—just as long as there are streets and youngsters. No matter what laws are passed some kiddies, will continue to run out into the highways in spite of all restrictions and in spite of all warning.

A ten year old boy lives in a happy world of dreams. Mis magic castle is often a busy street •—for the time being. He comes and goes as

youthful fancy beckons. It is his own world and in the excitement of play he loses sight of all things material. Of course, it is up to parents to do everything

within their power to keep the children off of the highways. But we must not forget the fact that we all lived in this happy-go-lucky land of make-believe at some time or other.

There is a sacred responsibility on the part of all drivers to look out for all children; to ex

pect the unexpected on their part; and

Advantages of Lime

The use of burnt lime for certain types of glass is well established. Limestone is also ex tensively Used, the claim being made that the

evolution of the carbon dioxide in the batch pro duces a beneficial effect.

the driver.

Consequently the driver must be Brevity

Brevity is the soul of modern journalism.


budding journalist was told never to use two words where one would do.

He carried out this

advice in reporting a fatal accident. "John Jones struck a match to see if there

was any gasoline in the tank. There was. Age 65.'"

Although this state

ment is open to argument, an analogous effect is gained by the expulsion of water from hydrated iime in the inciting process. Both quicklime and hydrated lime have the advantages of being of high purity with a Iairly constant composition, and they are practically free from organic matter.


continually on his guard.

ing the state of division of the quicklime are variable, depending upon the conditions under which it is to be used, but, unless specified, it should pass a 12-mesh sieve.


their thinking for them. The little folks are entirely at the mercy of

Both enter the melt

at much lower temperature than limestone. Father quicklime or hydrated lime allows the production of a greater amount of glass than the use of limestone under the same conditions

and this, together with their saving of fuel, is alone enough to offset their increased cost. Other Uses of Lime



Hydrated lime, in varying small percentages, is also used in admixture with plaster of Ban's for bedding plate glass on the grinding table. MODERN


(Continued from Page 342)

quarry locomotive and shovel fueling methods. The new and efficient coaling plant has added

a safety feature to this operation by eliminat ing the hazard of carrying heavy sacks of coal «>n slippery planks and walkways in rain or snow.




When a driver gets good enough to do stunts safelv he seldom wants to. Accidents knock the work out of workmen.

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President's Medal Awarded Emerson Lee


In our safety campaign last year much at tention was given toward


ployees in the Schaefer Prone method of artificial respiration.



and Bressure We were for

tunate in having with us at that time Mr. Owen

In Recognition of Timely Resuscitation Work

Archer of the Consumers Bower Company, who not only hail a thorough knowledge of the work ing principles of the Schaefer method of re suscitation but had actual experience in reviving fellow-workers from asphyxiation and electric shock by this system, so that he could talk from experience, ami it wasn't long before our plant fellows were thoroughly interested. One fellow wdio showed particular interest and who was always ready to demonstrate was

Presentation Made At the PostSeason Athletic Dinner







Schaefer I'roue Bressure method.

It is given in cases of electrical shock, gas

asphyxiation, drowning or other accidental cases

the art and on Sept. 21, 1930, he had a real rea

of suspended respiration. The National Safety Council determined upon this method of recognition in May 1928 and the first awards were made in September of that

son for using it. While cutting over from the old


Emerson Lee.

He became very proficient in

year and to date there have been 264 medals

to the new

power house, Prank Keinke, Lee's foreman, had thrown the disconnects in


stepped hack to inspect the job.



In tilting his

head in order to look upward, his cap came in contact



In proper recognition of the heroic work of saving a human life. Bresident John G. Munson

very effectively presented the medal to Mr. Lee at the nost season athletic dinner on May 26th. JUST A REMIND

line which was carry

ER—W e are fast ap proaching the vaca







Keinke was knocked unconscious at once

and Lee seeing






a^S&Sfita %•









piration and in a lit tle while Frank again breathing mally. The morning' he was

was nor next back



•mi /i/i.t '-r.

r,„, ,/


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from returning home.

Keep in while on vim

mind that an outing

are a

usually far doctor


vim should there fore-

be doubly careful.

In packing do not

ilwik .••ii ^jfiv-ini-ji- :i WW.

neglect to


perfected the great

accident prevent you



for his experience.

let an accident

vaca.L.n don't let an

on the job apparently none


An I whi'e on your





head it off.

and immediately put into


Should you be plan ning a pieasure trip,


first aid kit Certificate Awarded Emerson





you will lie prepared for emergency. Take

est (Ivx'A that one can

do for his fellow-man. that of saving his life. In recognition for this service the National Safety Council presented him with their Pres

care of all the little scratches, cuts and insect

ident's Medal, a reproduction of which you will

course we all know the danger connected with

find ->n the cover of this issue of '"Screenings" and also the accompanying certificate. The medal is bronze about the size indicated

in the picture with the following inscription on the back: Awarded Emerson Lee for the suc

bites and thus avoid infection. Most vacations take us near the water and of

swimming and boating. look a toll of .S.000 lives.

Last year drownings No doubt many of

these lives could have been saved if some one

near had been familiar with the working prin ciples of the Sehaefer Prone Bressure system

cessful resuscitation of Frank Keinke on Sept. 21. 1930. The medal is in a wooden frame. The Bresident's Medal is awarded by the Na

of resuscitation.

tional Safety Council as a fitting recognition for

families before the vacation season is too far

Most of our plant employees are familiar with this system and they should teach it to their

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It's a simple thing to learn and one

never knows when he will be called upon to re vive a drowning person or one suffering from electric shock or gas suffocation.

We will be pleased to supply any request for pamphlets covering this system of artificial respiration.

All furniture, dishes, floors, windows should

be cleansed with soap and hot water. As far as possible only such books, papers, magazines and toys should be given the patient as are of little value and these shall be destroyed by burning when case is released.

A thorough cleansing bath including hair and complete change of clothing.


At the present time there is just an even doz en placards tacked on homes of Michigan Lime stone Ss Chemical Company employees, why not attack' the disease with the Safety First Slogan and quickly eliminate it from Rogers City. Seemingly Scarlet Fever seems to be in light form and at the time the children are not very

Clothing that has been worn by patient that is not washable should be cleaned with naptha and pressed with hot iron. The last and best rule is try not to give to others what von would not like yourself. WELL-KNOWN FACTS THAT AREN'T SO

sick but the death rate is about .^ per cent, and

Dye from stockings is often blamed for bloodpoisoning, and scratches from rusty nails are considered especially dangerous. Blisters and

those that do recover very frequently do not re

cuts are serious, if germs are allowed to get in

gain their full health.

and make trouble. Only because the dirt which carries the germs can come easily from stockings and can stick in greater amount to rusty than to new nails are these two things to be feared. It is important that any

The reason for



that the toxin or poison formed by the disease attacks the tis sues of the body, causing trou ble in later years that is not noticeable at the time.

How Scarlet Fever is spread.

The infection is usually spread

wound of the skin, wherever it

by direct or indirect contact with a person having the dis ease or by some object freshly contaminated





charges from the nose and throat of a patient. Mild cases are frequently not brought to a physician's atten tion. They often attend school or have


well people and








spread the infection to ;i far greater extent than if the de


gree of illness had kept them in their own




ol the spread of this infection can


be accom

plished of the known cases by complete isola tion ol patient from other members of house hold.

Keep all articles used by patient separate. Do not use clothing or bedding that is not washable.

Keep ailing children out of school and from

( ther public places and from people until they


This is

most important to prevent spreading the dis ease.

The State Department of Health does not re

ly on fumigation for disinfecting purposes but substitutes a thorough cleaning following. Now to disinfect after quarantine. Terminal

disinfection of the person, rooms or dwelling shall be carried out by the use of soap and water, fresh air and sunlight.



ochrome solution, ami protec tion so that dirt



II we bear these things in mind, the dye and the rust need not cause us any worry.

There is not scientific



slightest that


mind or the body of a child can be affected in any way by the mother's mental impressions before its birth.




chance of creating a musician,

an artist, or a writer by prenatal efforts: neith er is there any danger of causing birth-marks or malformations by sudden fright or fear. The prospective mother can influence the health of her child to a great degree, however, by her own physical life. Diet, rest, fresh air, exercise and other elements of personal hygiene should be guided by an experienced physician.

have been seen by a physician. Disinfection following Scarlet Fever.


is or how caused, shall be given prompt and careful treatment— including thorough washing. application of iodine or mcrcur-

Free Air

"Mary," said Mrs. Xewrich to the new maid, "you may take the dog out now and give some air."

"Yes, ma'am," acquiesced Mary.

"And please

ma'am, where will I find the nearest service sta tion ':"

"That bird uses his head," said the sparrow of the woodpecker.

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What Is Infection?—Why All Injuries Should Be Promptly Cared For healthy body tissues, because these tissues can

As far back as human records run. it has been known that there was some unseen influence that acted when the skin was cut, torn or burn

and do resist them.

The fact remains, though,

that many microbes produce extremely poison

ed, and which might cause many complications

ous substances, which can weaken and destroy

in the healing of a wound. Wounds festeredGangrene set in. "Proud flesh" occurred. No

even strong, healthy body tissues, if enough is

body knew why these





to get together and as herd thy tissue is these poisons, there tunities for feeding


the effort to escape this danger and suffering, wounds were burned

with red-hot

irons, and

the stumps of amputated arms and legs were plunged into boiling oil. This treatment caused suffering enough by itself, but many people sub



and ed.




large part of the population of England in the years 1348 and 1349. was one of these.


ple died in such numbers, and there were so many sick, that it was almost impossible to bury the dead. Even today, many of

-•% :\'



l'l4 Z


rying suffering and death with


done to avoid them.

could .

be ,

loday we know that wher-





Note: We ar<> todeWAfl t0 the

Oxford University Press

missioll l0 use thia plate>

ever we go, we are surrounded by uncountable millions of tiny creatures, so small that they cannot be seen by the naked eye, but capable of doing a tremendous amount of damage. These little creatures are known as microbes, germs, bacteria, etc. Microbes are everywhere. They are all over the surface of and inside our bodies—in in our mouths and often even in

starting place The

may breed so rapidly, and pro


and diphtheria would sweep through a town or a city, car



The microbes may be the winners in the contest. They

occurred, or

eases as typhoid lever, smallpox



and to produce their poisons.

ir>.Ol)().ai)0,il(l().()0n under favorable

such dis


will start in to feed and breed, «•

why these terrible happenings



microbes will be on the job, and

them. Until a comparatively recent time, nobody knew just




furnish a good

magnified 1000 times. Eacb black dot represent one complete organ ism. Staphylococci, which are re sponsible for many infected wounds, appear in groups, while Streptococci, ol'teu the cause of serious general infections, occur in cbains. A single microbe may in one day give rise to as many as

us can


for a colony of microbes.




clotted blood all of which will


Death, which wiped out such a




lP'<~ whole


derneath it are torn and expos


Also, in those days, cities and even

to feed and multiply. And, destroyed or weakened by are more and more oppor and breeding by the mic

When a man receives a slight scratch on his


swept by "plagues." The Black


finger the skin is opened, and the body tissues

4.. ,




mitted to it willingly because sometimes it seem ed to guard against worse suf fering and the greater danger ... . I •' arising from that unseen influ ence that we


easy enough, if sufficient microbes are allowed

everybody quickly came to know the danger and the horrible suffering that they caused.

The production of these poisonous

substances in


our our


Microbes do not live very long, but they



duce so much poison, that the healthy tissues around Un

wound become poisoned and in flamed, and die, thus giving the microbes a still better chance to

increase and become stronger. They may continue to take ad vantage of this condition, and widen their field of action, until

presently there is so much pois on being poured into the blood stream, and so many microbes are getting into it, that the blood is no longer doing its reg

ular work of cleansing the body. It is carrying microbes and microbe poisons in

to other parts of the system in such quantities that they can continue to carry out, on a larger

scale, the deadly work which was started in the neighborhood of a small scratch. Infection has set in and is spreading. The infection that start ed around a scratch mi a finger may cause the loss of the finger, of a hand, an arm, or a life. We mentioned that there are microbes inside

can produce remarkably large families in a short

our bodies.

space of time.

onably healthy, and are able to resist these, little creatures, they do no noticeable harm, but they

.Microbes are hearty eaters, considering their small size.

Those which




body arc likely to feed on any dead, worn-out or weakened body tissues that they can find. They are not so liable to U-v<\ on any strong.

As long as our bodies remain reas

are always mi the job and ready to take advant

age of any opportunity that may arise. This is why even a bad bruise may sometimes become infected.

The blow which causes the bruise may

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not break the skin, but it

breaks small blood

vessels and weakens the body tissue under the skin, with the result that the microbes may have a chance to make a




proper care is taken to hold them back. This is why we request you to have every minor in jury taken care of at once. That scratch, cut or bruise may seem small and insignificant to you at the time of injury but if you do not have it properly taken care of at once it may cause you no end of suffering. Anyone who has ever suf

Horse Sense

The true value of horse sense is clearly shown by tlie fact that the horse was afraid of the

automobile during the period in which the pe destrians laughed at it.

Tourist (in village store): "What have you got in the shape id" automobile tires?" Saleslady: "l-uiu-ral wreaths, life preservers, invalid cushions and doughnuts."

fered from an ulcerated tooth will know what

can be done by microbes working inside the bod_\-. It may reasonably be asked how the human race can continue to exist under conditions such as we have described, but we believe we have

already laid the foundation for an

answer to

this question. Microbes are powerless to harm the human body as long as it remains in a heal thy, vigorous condition, in the old days, when the body, or any part of it, became weakened, as a result of a wound, or through such causes as fatigue, exposure to cold or insufficient nour ishment, the microbes had a good chance to make a successful attack, and many times they did. Nowadays, though, science has given us

powerful weapons with which to fight the mic robes.

These weapons are called '"antiseptics,"

which in plain English means "poison fighters." If these pojson fighters are property-—and promptly—used, a man can kill the microbes be fore the microbes have a chance to start to kill the man.

Judge of I'robatc. Mr. and Mrs. Martin are making their home on Erie St.

"Caleite Screenings" extends its best wishes to the young couple. Seeing America First Mention .Niagara Falls, Yellowsti me Park or the Grand Canyon to the flivver owner who drove his car across the continent, and he will

probably recall having heard those n; unes before. Ask him what he saw on his tour and he will describe it to the last detail:

The place where gas was thirty-e ighl cents a gallon.

The polite traffic cop. The thirty-four detours. The weather for twenty consecut ive days. The mudhole he avoided. The mudhole he did not avoid.

The eighteen cars he saw from his home state,


Horn to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Deny, a daughter, Rose Mary, on May 8th. Mr. Derry is employ ed in the Yard machinery dept. A son. Durwood, on May 9th to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Joppich. Mr. Joppieh is employed in the Machine Shop Dept. On May 10th a son, Louis Stanley, to Mr. and

Mrs. Frank Chr/.an.


Floyd Martin of the Yard Dept. to Miss Irene McCory of Belkiiap were united in marriage the evening of May 21st at the Court House by the

The hot-dog vender who short-e hanged him fifteen cents.

The rusty nail that caused his one {juncture, The other good driver he saw on the road.

Just to remind you fellows that trout season is now open and we want pictures of you and

Mr. Chrzan is employed

in the Yard Dept. Madelene Mary, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Win. Huchowski on May 10th. Mr. l.uchowski is employed in the Yard Dept.


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Derrel Harold, a son. on May 13lh to Mr. and

Mrs. Harry Smith.

Mr. Smith is employed in

the Mill Dept.

A daughter, Barbara Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Brady on May 17th. Mr. Brady is em ployed in the Shovel Dept. "Caleite Screenings" joins in extending con gratulations to the above parents. Mrs. Mack: "I'm bothered with a

little wart

that I'd like to have removed."

your catch.

Dr. Jones: "The divorce lawyer is three doors to the right."

the first day of the season.

This string of speckled beauties was caught

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Post Season Athletic Dinner Following a winter of greatest athletic activ ities members of the various teams participating enjoyed a dinner at the Westminster Church din

ing room Tuesday evening, May 26th, about eighty were present. While tin- program was more or less informal it was marked by many important features. President John G. Munson presented a num ber ol awards to the champions of various ac tivities during the past year. A number of short interesting talks were made by various members present. The trend in general was one of congratulations to the players taking part in athletics during the past season, for their sportsmanship and for the importance this en tertainment afforded the community during the



Champion Athletic Awards Are Made

The Valuable Player Cup Awarded Vern Pauley

solo accompanied by George Jones. A feature of great importance was the pre sentation of the President's medal from the Na

tional Safely Council to Lmersou Lee. The presentation was made by Mr. Munson in honor and reward for the brave act of rescue per formed by Enlerson Lee late last fall in admin

istering resuscitation

more or less inactive winter.

Vocal music was furnished by Ardis Leebe

and Georgina tarter: Edward Knabe. a violin



Rcinke. who had received a

expected that tin- sand greens will be ready for play about tin- middle of June. The mowing equipment h a s

By John P. Kinville

early and erroneous characterization as "a rich

man's game. The early courses were main tained by private clubs whose membership was willing to pay for luxuries and facilities that had nothing to do with the enjoyment of the game


The average citizen in any community

can well afford the recreational




we feel sure that



Michiga-i that wi-h


go If pi a y e r(s


the attractions of

a place to live. game





no dis


wear both

glasses ami


the community as The



vides play facili



crepancy between golf and glasses. Man_\" g o 1 I e r s

year to It also pro that


Scores by W'caring Glasses.. —

among the tour ists is increasing



will increase terial! v.


at tract tourists, as the number of

from year.


learning the game

community ne cessity and espe cially is this true in

the re

sponse shown am; the number of




but from




The game is practically new to

fairways will also be in shape at about the same has


enjoyment of (iolf.

been received and




Golf Takes Its Place Among Season's Sport; The Rogers City (iolf Club has made an au spicious start and interest in this latest com munity enterprise is increasing from day to clay. The Club has a membership of about seventy-five. Construction is coming along nicely ami it is

foreman. Frank severe

First Rogers City High School Baskel Ball Team, 1911-12.

Lett to

right: Edward Kelley. Arthur Poi:li, Earl Dueltgen, H. 11. Gilpin* R. Dueltgen. Jr.. Erwin Kuhlman. Leonard Poeh and Joseph A. Valentin.

Of the above six are living in Rogers City and four of

these are with the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co.


shades to prevent eyestrain result ing fnnn glare. Dr. Henry (i. Langworthy tells Jlygeia readers.

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Most golfers would fare better if they wore a head covering to shade the eyes. Playing bare headed in all kinds of weather and light tends to

affect sight and causes strange shots that can not be attributed to the lack of practice. Tinted lenses subdue excessive



they do not affect the coloring of the sky and ground or make the eyes dependent on them. The average golfer would improve his game as well as lessen fatigue, irritability and nervous ness if he would pay attention to his eyes. BUFFALO PLANT SAFETY MEETING

Date of Meeting. May 25th, 1931. Names of Committee Members: John J. Col

lins, Hiairman. Harry Best, Jack Cormau, Rob ert I Iagen.

Meeting called to order at 11:30 a. m. May 25th.

The committee inspected the mill and

found that all

four recommendations made at

the last Safety meeting, have been carried out.

After further inspection, the committee ad vised the following recommendations be taken care of:

1. That planking guards under over-head belts on bagging machines be revamped. 2. Guard coupling on motor drive "A


in tunnel.

3. Place all new exit signs over all main en trances and mark with red light.

Hate of the next meeting set for June 26th, 1931.

Meeting adjourned 12:30 p. in. OBITUARY

Henry Lrkfitz. aged 22 years, died at the home of his mother. Mrs. Frank Pretty, on May 18th. Altho he had been confined to his lied only the

past two weeks, the youth had been ill for somefive years, tuberculosis being the cause of his

(iive me a mind that is not bored, that does not

whimper, whine or sigh ; Don't let me worry much about the fussy thing called "I."

Give me a sense of humor, Lord: give me the grace to see a joke. To get sonic happiness from lige and to pass it on to other folk.


When a motorist of this age stops, looks and listensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;there's usually something wrong with his engine. CLEAN UP!

The linesl evidence of good citizenship is a clean body, a clean house, and a clean shop. Clean up! Waslchaskcts should be made larger and storerooms smaller.

Half the attics and basements in the United

States are filled with junk! The drawers and pigeonholes of most desks are crammed with junk ! The workrooms, storerooms, yards and docks

of the average plant contain enough junk to sink an ocean liner. It occupies floor space that costs about 5(1 cents a square foot a year to maintain. It slows up production: gives the shop an appearance of disorder; lowers the quality of the product. *'It might come in handy." Yes. but in the meantime it will eat you up in charges for rent and handling. The Foreman who operates a clean, orderly department is doing a public service because he is teaching his men by example the lesson of cleanliness.



Funeral services were held on May 21st from the home at two o'clock and from St. John's

Evangelical Lutheran church at 2:30 p. m., Rev. L. A. Linn, officiating.

Surviving him are his mother, one sister, two brothers and step-father, Mr. Frank Pretty who is employed in the Mill Dept. "Caleite Scrcuiugs" joins with the many friends of the above family in extending our sincerest sympathy.

A Prayer Found In Chester Cathedral Give me a good digestion, Lord, and also some thing to digest. (iive me a healthy body, Lord, with sense to

keep it at (ts best. (live me a healthy mind, good Lord, to keep the good and pure in sight. Which seeing sin is not appalled, but finds a way to set it right.




much trouble in recog nizing this fellow. He has




company long enough to he well known to all as he is seen about

the office and continually. lie likes


plant water,

likes to play golf and is quite taken up with gardening.

He is also

prominent in politics. We will be glad to have you send in file name of whom you think this fellow is.

Last month's


Who: Train dispatch er Clayton F.ldridgc.

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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture

Here and There About the Plant Clyde Leveck was pulled out of the pitcher's evcrvthing I throw ?"

I-".. K. Joppieh said he likes to play and can play every game of sports except the Greek game and when asked why he doesn't play golf, he an swered. "Boys, that's Creek

only to find it closed.

Too bad for Harry.






Herman Schlager had to dp the cooking and he sure better


delay than cause




can cook suckers.




cause it





said it takes about 2b shots

before he finally succeeds putting the ball in the hole.

Frank keinke Ki walske now



11 shovel







While eating dinner the other day at the Zempel home, there was an aw ful smell of rubber burning antl a








boy," said Otto, "I painted the golf balls last night and

put them in the

Oh, how that hurts Marv


Rick say this shovel is big ger and better than ever.



dry." Sure enough there they were with a nice coat

in's record. Can't you jump


that hole. A Seng is in the hermit's breast

We understand John No ble ami Chubby Scheifler are in the honey business.


you value



And glee is in the robin's lay; The eggs are warm within the nest That friendly breezes lightly sway.


The stream is singing through the glen And there is gladness in its tune;

Julius Zemple said, "No one is going to wear my basket ball pin but Yours

The roses are in bloom again,


legs, keep them clear conveyors.

The fields proclaim that it is June. By genlle winds the leaves are stirred



Every time they shoot at No. I shovel, Meyers comes down to the Storehouse and

Where honey from the clover drips; leans to hear the word

That trembles on

her lover's lips.

of tan.

One day on the job beats a dozen in the hospital.


one with three pipes and he

boats stop here again.

and then since


and could make 18 holes in 37 shots if it wasn't for that one hole. You know the

see the I). & C

We see and Kussel


likes to play pee-wee golf

Somebody asked k . n . would Henley when he have his dock read)' lie-



You can talk about your good sucker fishing but you got to show Sam Voight, Bernard Wag ner and Ed Clazer. They spent nine hours fish ing one night and would have starved if one of their good friends hadn't come along and gave them a sucker so they could eat and get enough strength

to me." is


AmonQ Ourselves

box in one game ami when asked what was the trouble, Clyde said, "Can 1 help it if they hit at



Tin? orchard shadows slowly shrink

The glorious year is at its noon; Mi. if there is a hesiven 1 think

That there it always will be June

The other day they caught about five hundred bees and Jack said that they were going to have some honey as they have the queen bee. John claimed that it was fun catching them after he

calls the new power house and asks them if they felt the jar. Of course they didn't so Meyers tells Jop pieh that more dynamite re(|uisilions will be needed next lime.

Clyde Leveck said. "Boys she has a lot more speed and pep now so don't be surprised when vou sec a green streak pass you by. It's nothing but my old


behind the


put a wire netting over his head. Well, boys, we wish you loads of luck and don't forget we

Anybody looking for old model T Ford parts, sre l.)an Lindsay. We understand he bought Ed (ilazer's obi Ford ami said he didn't like to part

like honey,

with it cause it sure was a good old can.

had Chubby tit' Up his pant legs and sleeves and

Our good friend Harry

Mcharg drove


miles to some trout stream in Alcona County

Edward Heller wants a little help in getting his car together.

All he needs is two wheels,

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tires, 3 fenders and a top. Outside of that Ed die says she'll be in A-l shape.

6 a. m. and 6 p. m. so now Collin had to drive init to Charlie's farm and buy an alarm clock so he can wake ui> in time to wind it.

Frank Ware is going to lay up the old motor cycle now that Clvde has the car in shape again.

When "stepping out" be sure of your footing.

Don't leave safety in the plant, keep il with

At about this time for the last several years the Screenings has kept tab on some of our young fellows that patrol the road between Rogers City and Moltke We regret to say we have

vou always.

Boys, if you want to hear

real bear story

ask Win. Warwick or Lar

ry Boutin. The other eve ning they saw one come

been unable to

said. "She was a dandy." Harry said. "Oh, boy. isn't she






was seen




Harry: "Oh, no; let's

ride over cause sometimes fail

my me

legs on



the road sev

eral times last year but perhaps if we give Carl time he will put us wise. However the past winter has given us two new patrolers from the Drilling Department, namely, "I'orkey" Bruniug and "Slim" Pauley. We understand

over. Harry,

and get a good


mystery of a certain mem ber of the Tug crew that

down to the lake shore and take a drink, "(ice." Bill


quick get away,"

Ihey wore out quite a fewshovel handles in keeping

In life as in base ball it's

the number of times you reach home safely that

the roads open.


Driller—Where are


Tully, the next time you go out to Crand Lake and

going. |]<e?

plan on doing the duck and

make a grade for the next move. Stanley. Driller—()h. the grade is


dive and cutting the figure eight, let some of the boys in





you gave the


quite a thrill.

Don't forget






ol* our


pliinl Fishermen, Fred (Tim) Horn, .lust why he has Ibis rod and reel in his possession we do noi know as we understand il was not need ed in lauding this 20 inch rainbow

Tully. this getting out and walking on the water is a thing of the past.



After fishing for some time try

Meyer—Hello. Char

lie, how's the


ing to make Ihe big fellow take the


cycle hitting? C.




jumped in



her hit any belter. I can get bO miles to a gallon any time only 1 hit a pretty bad piece of road the other day and lost the carburetor, gas tank and one cylinder so I haven't checked tin on her

bait, Tim


made a




To his surprise he came to

the surface with ;i death grip on Mr. Rainbow. Tim says he wasn't sick or dead either especially, not after he got him out of the water.



Loose sleeves may shorten your arms.

When it comes to repairing' and selling watch es our good friend Charlie Ohlricii stands at tIn to]) of any we have heard of so far. It seems his helper. C. Pauley, gave him his watch to clean and repair a little and when the watch was brought back Charlie told him the main spring was weak and if he wanted it to keep good time he would have to wind it twice a dav at about




35 ft. deep here. Herb Brcdow



on the job one night with a fresh package of tobacco and a couple was



hours be


later out



"What's the matter Herb,






hearted?" asked one of the

helpers. uOh. Charlie ( Ullrich came over and asked

for a

chew," answered



"Well, where's the package?" the helper asked. "It's empty."

Anyone wanting any makes of baskets for laundry use or any other purposes from $1.00 up sec Henry Diellin or his assistan. Herb Bredow of the Drilling Department and they will fill your orders. Some men are born to trouble: some have it

thrust upon them; others look for it by violat ing the safety rules.

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The May term of Court made citizens of the following plant employees: Andrew Tischler. Patsy Savina. Alex Zempel, John Link and

believe Mr. Storms is well pleased with his pur chase by the satisfied expression ptl his face

M ike (iregorv.

when seen in his new car.

new Pontiac coach and we have every reason to

A wound neglected may be a wound infected. A. L. Kowalske says the reward I* a good cigar will be given to any person win will come across








Capture oi the crook who hung a crow on his tool box and a note saying, "A turkey for your dinner.

The gang around the Yard were worried over Julius Zempel. It seems that Julius was acting

Being' careful is part of your job. Mrs. Meharg was telling Marry how tired she was the other evening from cutting that Scotch grass all over their back yard. Of course, Harry couldn't get just what kind of grass she meant until he went out and saw that it was quack grass. But we do believe that if Harry had anything to do with the grass in his yard, why Scotch grass would lie the right name for it.

rather queer and a few of the fellows kept an eye mi him. Every timehe thought he was unob

This driving home

with someone else and leaving your own car at the plant must be getting

served, lie would stick his head into an empty bar

derstand Alfred llopp pull

red and yell and shout for



past month. But then there may be an excusesuch as a heavy date or something responsible for



was in him.



hardly be heard.

to be a disease as we un



The fel

lows decided to wait until

the following day and if no improvement was shown, they would see what could

Julius explained






whispers A ,)ai.t of the crew 0|- rt,I)ajnm,n wi,f) worked

The other fellow may be at fault, but it's up to you

that his

to prevent accidents.

<>,, nâ&#x20AC;&#x17E;. fj shovel during the past repair sea-

throat was in such a con-


ditiori that it would Ire im

Denton Cooper and John Gapezynski.

possible for him to make

row: Arb'igh O'Toole, Eli Mulka. Alex Kandow.

a speech. And this also explains his queer actions during the day because

Third row: John Smolinski, Russell Kowalski,

they tell us the next day Julius' voice and behavior was fine.



saver certainly saves the gas for Hamilton Inn it's tough on O'Toole's gas

But that same evening while at the banquet, Mr. Zempel was called upon to give a little speech and in

few hoarse



be done.



Reading from left

to right,

Walter Pelarski and standing. Walter




top row:



Second Reinko. Four lb

row: Griffin Pines. Henry Felax, Frank Rich ards, Archie Bellmore, Geo. Shorkey, Chas. Link and seated in the foreground, John Le veck.


where his dad pulled out 52 trout several years

day when he saw the tractor parked alongside of the oil houses and no one near it. He walked around the

building ami



one went inside to inquire of the driver's abouts. He was


Grigg and Henry Bey set out about four a. m. one Sunday with high hopes of catching about three limits of trout and especially after Arnold pointed out a small branch across the creek

Julius Zempel sure had blood in his eye the other

where told it

was noon hour and the driver had gone to din ner. "Oh. is it?" said Julius, at the same time looking at his watch to find out that it was 12:10

p. m. It would have been just too bad for friend Johnnie Zempel if it hadn't been lunch time.


After fishing until late in the afternoon, they

finally all met at the ear and made a check of the number of fish caught and found they had only "ne between the three of them. Dave said he just couldn't understand why he

The new Bower House whistle sure was the

cause of some of the drills being greased in good condition.

We understand



(Slim) Paulley at tin- first screech of the whis

tle immediately shut down his machine, grabbed the grease bucket and in about three leaps was

failed to get his limit as he had in his possession a brand new rod, reel, line, hip boots and the

at the top of the derrick greasing the crown

nicest assortment of flies a trout would wish to


put an eye on.

R. C. Storms of the Office force purchased a

Frank Jones had been told by Mrs. Jones several times to be very careful when driving

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into the yard not to drive over the bed of sweet

peas and the flower garden.

But this day as

off a step ladder with a pail <<\ paint in his arms and didn't spill a drop, seems to think that's more

Frank drove in without a thought of flowers,

than any painter can do.

he suddenly realized himself about to enter tile

you sci- a painter's sign in his front yard.

bed of sweet peas so swung over to avoid them when tin- flower garden placed him in the same fix. He swung the car over again and finally ended up by driving over a basket of clothes just taken off the line, tearing the clothes line and taking a fender oil when he struck the cor

ner of the house. 'By George, I didn't run over the sweet peas and the flower garden anyway.,"

One can never tell over how much territory sotne activities extend.

Meyers. Contracts are easily taken but not always so easily filled. At least we believe our friend Stanbrook thinks so after his

recent experience in build ing No, 9 green out at the

John Palmer of the Transportation Dept. pur chased a new- Chevy coach Frank

We are told that some

one of the teaching staff of our public schools is making quite a tennis enthusiast out of Earl

said Frank.


Don't be surprised if

Coif Club.

Thej' say be bought his

Martin of the

Mill Dept, a Chevy sedan.

car for a song high notes).

There seems to be quite

some story connected with







wants to practice high diving, we suggest she try

We've tried to find out

it off a dock- where there is

just what took place, but it seems just about im

plenty of water instead ol

a rainbow trout and Closser.

possible. a few

the hill al

We have heard words






Questions never answer

there but just can't piece it together so as to make a story. Whether Xeil caught the fish or wheth

ed. Why do they put so many holes in Swiss cheese when limburger

er the fish caught Xeil. we

needs ventilation r

don't know.




Icy and ten others went on a few days fishing trip to Black River taking with them




row boat made about two

years ago. but had as yet not been in tin- water.

Upon inquiry in re-



good and proper by T. L. Kelley not to mention hi>

Hal White-

moustache in the ••.Screen We have heard of mnny uses for the SfcSeaMed

Ford, but in this swing we think there is some thing rather unique. All pile in. the driver pulls the string anil away lliey .no. Reading from left to rijilu: Top standhm, Arthur Sanlino. T(ii> row. left In ii;hl, Mary Miekel te. Angeline Snnlino and Leonard Marti. Sealed.

ings" or be sorry for it in the following issue. For «t while he sort of had our gnat but we've de cided

moustache moustache we're

or 10 anxious

gard to what luck Lucas j,^,.,,), .\ik-keite, .Joseph Mlefcette, Flan Miekei- to know Just what is gohad and how the boat was te, and Mary Savins*. Sealed on fonder. Peter iug to take place in the we were informed that he

S;ivina and standing, Pave Miekette.

only lauded one fish bill then he said that doesn't mean there aren't an\ fish in the river because we all had more lish

than we cared to eat only I didn't catch them. And the boat was all right outside of it leaking

quite badly near the seat on each side and also just under the rear seat which was soon fixed with some rags, a jack knife and a hammer.

Marvin Lamb has purchased the Perry Gas and ( >il Service station on South Third Street, and we wish him success in his new undertak ing.

Blacksmith Cordy Adrian, since he has fallen






Kelley says it is

all right to kid some of these young fellows but US obi men. it's perfectly (.). K. for us to have one.

X'ow to tell the truth we weren't trving to kid T. L. at all. What we were trying to do is tell him that he has the finest red hot mous

tache ever grown and one to be proud of. A'ow- that the weather is getting warmer wc will soon see Lmil Dehnke and mtr good dog lack.

Nave you seen tin- new pipes General Supl. J. I'englase and X. W. Pollock are smoking.

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After watching some of the golfers demon strate out at the Club, we feel sure our garden

program will be a success. Because they cer tainly can make the ground fly.

We hear that Penny 1loeft is spending all his spare time at Grand Lake now. My, "Ain't love grand."

Fred Bradley certainly takes the prize when it comes to organizing crews to build goll


By the amount of oil on his wearing

apparel when we see him leaving the job, he must think what is good for the greens is also good for his clothes.

Kick Kowalske's Ford is sure stripped and carries no extra weight. It looks as though Rick may be contemplating to enter the 4th ol July races.

Beneath my poison ivy vine I rest at close of day. and sweet and tranquil thought are mine, before I hit the hay. I've not neglected any chore that I can now recall; I kalsomined the cellar door and swept the garden wall. 1 put

new stovepipes on the stove, at my good wife's behest, although the labor nearly drove the glad I took a heaping can ol

kraut to Egenezer Jones, a neighbor who is down and out. with anguish in his bones. And I returned a bunch of books I

been effective for the last five years. This issue of "Caleite Screenings" carries an efficiency chart for a vegetable garden. The object of this chart is to teach intensive gard ening as practiced by experts—to make two vegetables grow where one grew before. By laying out your garden on paper first you can easily visualize and plan in advance means of

getting the most crop out of the smallest space during the season.

Even a small back yard plot can be made to yield heavily and you will be surprised at the value in dollars a few hours work will yield. Jn working out a garden along these methods, for example, you could plant radishes and on ions between rows of beans and peas and by the time the latter are ready for cultivation the radish and onion crop will be out of the way. Tomato plants can be put between rows t>\ let tuce and by the lime the lettuce is gone the to matoes can be cultivated.

Duties Done

ness from my breast.





weeks since; the lender, with excited looks, de

clared I was a prince. 1 paid the doctor for ad vice he gave me yesterday, and when 1 handed him the price he nearly swooned away; for he is used to waiting weeks, and sometimes mouths and years: his patients, acting much like freaks, are always in arrears. 1 gave ten cents with cheerful lace when some one passed the hat to build a decent dwelling place for homeless dogs and cats, i cannot think of any task that I have left undone, and so in comfort here I bask, and

watch the setting sum 11 is a cheering thing to know you've let no duty slide: it fills you with a grateful glow, that warms you, hair and hide.

It makes you feel you are not cheap like idle, heedless men ; you feel you've earned eight hours of sleep, or maybe twelve or ten. Vou

feel you're not a total loss in life's progressive scheme: you burn some incense to your joss, and go to roost and dream.—Walt Mason.

Fertilizing is probably necessary and if the soil requires liming any amount of this mater ial is available free of charge. ,. T"£ - £ ft'U'lENC |S r-



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We want to emphasize here the desirability and importance of vegetable gardens nection with our Garden




con has

ground suitable for division into smaller areas lor the neighborhoods use. That unusual in terest is being taken this year in gardening and landscaping cannot be doubted. The enthusiasm seems to continue full force and we hope that

one of the fall issues of "Caleite Screenings" will carry the photographs of the fruits of the summer's labor. They will be as interesting as anything we have so far published.

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The Bradley Transportation Company » » » » »


Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters

Steamer Carl D. Bradley Dale of Meeting: May 25, 1931. Present: Clarence Thorseu. chairman: 0. K. Falor. secretary; and Leo Moll, Oscar Larson,

warnings to those in his department. All of our deck crew are experienced hands and we trust that they will continue with their present

Harold Xidy. Walter Levondoski. Otto Sparre,

clear records.

The male stated that he would make the usual

Last season's lost time accident came up for

C. Greenleaf. Isaac Kanke and Erie Winter.

Our first meeting of the season was attended by all members of the committee. Captain MacLean and Chief Sparre also were present. The Chairman called the meeting to order and as there were no minutes to lie read he called

upon Captain MacLean for a few remarks. The Captain addressed the committee for a short period and made several suggestions relating to our proposed activities in the season to come.

He requested that the committee confine their

discussion and the committee




conditions responsible for that accident have been completely removed. In closing Captain MacLean asked that any body seeing others taking needless risks be not backwards in calling that person's attention to his dangerous performance. No further business remaining the meeting was brought to a close.

structive effort rather than merely talking about it—Do something practical to make our

Boosts on Board—Str. Bradley After spending the winter at home and at other more or less pleasing localities we find ourselves again concentrating on what to eontribute to the "Screenings." It was a swell va cation but everyone seems glad to be back on the job once again. Due to the fact that the Steam ers W. P. While and T. W. Robinson are not yet

meetings function as they should. "Be doers instead of savers!" Captain MacLean invited

change in personnel on the good ship Bradley.

efforts exclusively to matters pertaining to safety work and pointed out that in his opinion it was rather poor taste to make personal com ments concerning the other fellow's negligence during the course of a meeting. Members should limit their activities



to con

anyone who lias thought of an Improvement calculated to be of benefit to the crew to attend

the safety meetings and there make known his ideas.

All members of the crew free to do so

are invited to attend any of our meetings.








Captain Dahlburg, of the Steamer White is act ing as our chief officer and Chief Anderson of the Steamer Caleite as first assistant engineer. Other men from the White are Carl Lckburg. Henry Miller. William Chain, Edwin Beck, Leon

Chief Sparre stressed the importance of hav ing anybody who has found a delect or other

DcPudry and your reporter.

items of interest to safety go at once with it

of becoming a rival to the long famous absent

to his superior officer or department head in stead of waiting until the next meeting before bringing the matter to notice. The Chief con tinued by warning the convevormen to always shut down their conveyor machinery before at tempting repairs and to take adequate precau tions against anybody starting it before repairs are completed. Due to the brief filling out period this spring and to the short time we have been operating our men have not had much of a chance to be

come organized as far as Safety activities are concerned and so suggestions were few at this meeting.

Leo Moll, who is our new bosun, is suspected minded professor. "lis said he once tried to unlock a door with a toothpick but personally we cannot vouch for the truth regarding this incident.

In again introducing our accomplice in crime we take pleasure in announcing that Harold Xidy is now the proud owner of a second as sistant engineer's license, unlimited in scope. Harold has proven himself a valuable assistant to the writer if only nearly to confound those par lies whose toes have been trampled upon a bit too heavily thru this column! lint we hasten

in assuring you that we confidently expect him

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to save the day for us more than once by sup

The galley crew still insists upon fediug us

plying enough material to make our column

the rubber doughnut.

sufficiently imposing.

man says it's not only indigestible but uncdiblc

Our assistant conveyor-

as well.

Erie Winter was quite disappointed when salt would not take the place of washing powder.

We are still wondering who the girl was that

AS least his clothes suffered no ill effects and

Xorman MacLean escorted over

we must admit we approve of the experiment. Who knows? He may yet discover something

night before we left Lorain. At least we'll give

to benefit the human race.




him credit for his choice of company.

But it did have one

unexpected resultâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Bill Schwerts nearly laugh ed himself to death !

We are sorry that Carl Lckburg had to return home due to the unexpected death of his moth er. We take this opportunity to extend our

sympathy and that of his many friends to Carl and his family in their unexpected bereavement. We trust that we will see him with us again soon.

John Heglin had visions last fall of spending the winter in true Viking style amid the hills

of Norway but it seems he got no farther than South Brooklyn. If we didn't know John we'd say it looked suspicious! As you may have surmised. Bill Schwerts is back with us again spryer than ever. He re ports having divided his time between




last winter. Today. Ibll claims

We are glad to report that Captain Wm. MacLean has recovered nicely from his re

the record of being the busiest man on the boat. His claim to distinction is that if he

cent accident and is back with

were payed overtime he would

us as hale and heart} as ever. We might also mention here that his daughter Jean was recently married to our old

be drawing more money than the captain !



The fitoiit



Congratulations. (iil!

It is bandied about Rogers lately that there is good rea son for that kidding Louis Le veck is getting about a future "'Louis and his Hungry Five." most




are fully aware that

this is

an all electric

boat and

Oh. yes! We have another newly licensed man with us

this year.

Otto Sparre is the brand new

license empowering him to operate motor boats, etc. All


even the cooking is done en


to "cheat."

elated owner of a Since


eventful inasmuch as nearly everybody was broke or still remembered their promise not

he needs now is the boat and N AT I O


tirely by electricity, the fol lowing bit of conversation overheard from the

private dining room needs no further explaining: Captain Dahlburg: ''Say, Otto, send this steak out and have 'em give it another shock."

We are reliably informed that "Joe" Laurenti spent a very exciting winter along with various

friends. A new ''Whippy" car was responsible. WE NOTICEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

That the depression has taught quite a few of the boys to roll their own. That Ike Ranke and John Heglin are encour aging infant moustaches. That Scotty Phillips is saving his money this


we suggest that he employ it

running between the Bradley and Rogers when we are at anchor.

( hie I Sparre ami family escaped some of the Cold weather by going to Florida last winter. Kay Lier's Ford headed for Florida shortly after the close of navigation last fall and much to our surprise it not only took him there but brought him back safely as well. It is still go ing strong and Ray reports having had a won

derful trip. Xo. Ike Ranke is not married yet, but if those

trips to Cleveland during the fit out mean any thing, il won't be long now. And how the let ters from that cits- do inspire him !


That Bob Shaw likes to get up at 2a. m. That Otto Sparre gave up eribbage for spitzcr. That Mclvin Lozen doesn't sleep well after getting those letters from Onaway. That stocks ain't what thev used to be.

Most of us are wondering when summer is

going to come. To those vessels plying Lake Michigan such a question is entirely understand able. Chill winds, fog and rain have been our meed so far.

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And so, having completed our initial efforts for the Bradley, we leave vou until vet another

we all hope to extend it on thriiout the coming



(). Kenneth Falor and Harold Xidy.

There is a saying that "the man who never

Reporters. Steamer Caleite

Date of Meeting: May 21st, 1931.

Last season the Caleite had a clean record and

thinks never gets anywhere," but quite often that is just the man who gets to the hospital or morgue.

7 p. in.

Work safely, boys, and think Safety!

Present: Chris Swartz. chairman: Xormau Henderson, secretary: and John Miller, Donald

MacLeod, Robley Wilson. John Web. Eugene Jones and Howard Schauni. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p. m. with all available officers and men of the ship crewpresent. Captain McOuinn and Chief Suttle

forget tin- other fellow.





their utmost


and warnings that were passed and passed upon at this, the first meeting of the season of 1931. Cargo Clippings—Str. Caleite We are all back, a little late, to start out an

other season.

It can easily be seen how much

we appreciate being here by

the manner in which we op erate, at an excellent table set



ing the line of safety: to take the long road every time in preference to the dangerous



this ship

warned all






Johnnv will

before all the wrinkles disap pear.

Our friend Pat MacKenzie is with us and it looks much

as though he were getting a



danger on every hand await ing the first misstep. All men are

was a

have to turn out lots of food

and the unloading equipment, has

cook, Johnnv

balls long gone.

Quite often the short cut proves to be a one way street, you don't come back. Our Donald


sure a long one. with the snow

short cut.





being familiar with


Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p. m. and we hope that every one will remember all the remarks

as compared to more modern boats of the self-unloading type. All


those who can't think for himself.

talked to the men of the dangers encountered

aboard ship generally, and especially the dangerousness of the unloading equipment mi board,


He may be




Post Office,




than five letters in five days'

warned of the

dangers encountered in ihe cargo hold, which may be more precarious at present, N AT I O N A I due to having been painted with No-Oxide paint. The following suggestions were brought up.

mail, all in the same clear hand



the ground looked over and the work decided upon.

Suggested: That the wooden grating in the forward engine room be renewed as the old wooden grating has become uneven and broken.

Suggested: That a hole be cut under center conveyor to wash off platform on level with main deck. The hole used at present is directly under rope drive and affords no protection, whereas a man would have the protection of

the center conveyor housing at the position se lected.

Suggested: That an extra plate be put on bot





sters. Pat. COUNCIL




might be passing the cigars any day now.

We might suggest that some ambitious person find a means of supplying our new conveyor man with fresh water so that he does not have

to go aft for a drink.

Maybe he has corns, fall

ing arches, i.r an athletic foot.

Evidently Louis Voda. one of our deckhands,

forgot to bring his heating pad along—the one the crew of the Steamer Munson gave him last

fall. He seems to be greatly disturbed because he is cold in bed.

tom ol Boom to protect any one on deck from the possible danger of being struck by a broken

A little boy went to his mother and told her what a line Christian gentleman the ice-man was: very religious, indeed. The puzzled moth

idler or idler shaft.

er demanded an explanation.

Suggested: That all men be warned against loose clothing. Men who wear overalls and jackets should wear the jackets inside of the

little fellow, "•this morning a cake of ice fell on the ice-man's foot. He sat on the curb and just held his foot in his hands while he talked about

i veralls.


"Why," said the

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A chef is a cook who makes such a wonderful

sauce for the venison that you can't tell wheth er it's veal or pork.

Another reason for offering your seat to a pretty Flapper is that she may be an elderly woman.

Sotty—What is the difference between a Pessimist and an Optimist? Robley—A pessimist says, "Is there any milk over there?" and an optimist says "Pass the cream." Francis Bacon, Reporter. Steamer John G. Munson

Date of Meeting: May 31. 1031. Safety first meeting called to order at 1 :40 p. in.

Those present were Captain M. R. MacLean. Chief Eng. A. Urdal. chairman George Beck, secretary George Hoy, J. Miller. Angus McRae,

P. Fleming, L. Graham.

cables when ship was moving: signs are to be made in effect to same.

coal bunker, so that men can see coal level in

service bunker at night without any danger or falls. It was also decided to install a light overhead of swinging engine, so men can see

clutch controls, and safe operation



Musical Murmurs—Str. Munson As is well known, the Steamer Munson was

awarded Safety Honors for last season. Those of ns aboard again this year wish to thank the officials of the company for this honor. \\ e wish to thank Mr. Valentin especially for his wonderful co-operation. His highly instructive Safety talks were of great aid in carrying out our safely program.


The old shipmates seem to be scattered wide and far be tween this season, but where-

first regular

ever you are we send you greetings and wish you the best of luck, happiness and

meeting, having had a prelim inary meeting a week ago, covering various points on safety first, and a talk on newly installed equipment. Captain MacLean passed a


We were



viewed several points of in terest brought out last year in regards to safety and opera tion of machinery and equip ment.

A note was made to repair












which were broken this winter during the in

Railings around the coal bunker

were have

ap been

Men accustomed to

electric winches were cautioned to familiarize

themselves with the steam engines. A talk was given by Mr. Tyrell, First Mate,

on our first aid equipment. He instructed the men not to nse rags for skin bruises but to see officer in charge of department for medicated dressings. Men were asked to use the safety switch on conveyor equipment if necessary to remove any obstruction from same. Officers in charge of departments were asked to refresh in the minds of all the men all facts of safety





Company are extended to Al



stallation of new equipment. Men pointed to do this work at once. repaired to avert danger.


crew and their many friends in tin- Bradley Transportation


cabin doors and locks, also to

replace broken steps on



gards to safety and economy He


visit by Mr. and Mrs. IL P.. Moore on our trip to Con-

the co-operation of each in dividual on board ship in re season.




word of welcome to the mem



greetings to our Rogers City

bers of the crew, also asked



Meeting was adjourned at 2:25 o'clock p. m.





Knight. B. Beau vis, commit tee

Mr. Urdal mentioned

that a lighting circuit had been installed in the






fred Tyrell, our first officer, <»n his recent step into matri mony. The happy bride being Mrs. Spangler of Caro, Mich.

Another happy event we are pleased to chronicle is the marriage of Gil Kenipe, who took Miss Jean MacLean, daughter of Captain and Mrs. Wm. MacLean, as his bride in Lanse, Pa., April 5th. Alter a siege id' illness lasting fourteen weeks, thirteen of which were spent in the Baby's and Children's Hospital of Cleveland. Ohio, Mary Lou, infant daughter of Captain and Mrs. M. R. MacLean, has returned home completely recov ered, much to the joy and happiness of all.

Frank Berg thoroughly enjoyed his visit to his old home in Norway the past winter.


is very happy in his new- work as stokerman on the good ship Munson. Bernard Beauvais and Stewart Church, engineers in the B. T. Co. are also stokermen this season.

and their duties.

All men

were cautioned to stand



Our able Steward, Ed Fawcett, and his as-


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sistants Messrs. Fleming, Schwartz, Lister and Selke are with us this year on the Munson. Their exceptional ability and genial personali ties make it a double pleasure to have them with us.

We enjoyed having with us for a trip Barney Brennan of the Hoffman



adjusted and at last they are doing wonderful work.

Of course

Mr. Stanbrook


qualities. The electrified members of our crew aft miss the hum of the old faithful turbine but are

taking to the old form of propulsion like a duck to water.

hot after


!•".. G. Moutoux, Reporter.


stokers were installed during the past winter. We will miss his happy smile and gentlemanly


this year's crop of COi's and reports a satis factory harvest. With his instruments cleared fur actii>u he certainly went about his task with

Steamer B. H. Taylor Date of Meeting: June 1. Members Present: I). E. Nauts, chairman; Wm. Shay, secretary: Walter Callum. bos'n:

Claire Kudgers, deckhand: Ed. Ehrkc. conveyormau ; Waller Eggleston. oiler: Edw. Johnson, fireman.

The June meeting of the Safety Committee

Glad to have our old friend Win. Kunner with us on the Munson. Bill's good nature is always

was held this evening

an inspiratoii to others.

feels good to be back on the

tee members it was attended by Capt. I'earse, Capt. Martin. Chief Eng. La-

Steamer Munson after spend ing the winter alongside the

Bounty. 2nd Assl. Galons and twenty-two additional mem

Arch Beebe says

Jungle Paradise on the Sir. Robinson, lying in Black Riv er.

John Miller also reports


boat and fire drill.


a pleasant winter in Rogers.


He has been entertaining us with his fishing tales. Molocha


Meeting was opened by re viewing minutes of our pre vious meeting. mendations and have


Our Chief Engineer tried his

fishing luck at Eairport. He caught one. the rest benefit ting by its mistake. correct time

nowadays. Charley has big watch — 21 Jewells

one and







to the


The new radio station of the Central


Telegraph Co. is one of the neatest layouts we have seen for quite a while. It certainly is a great improvement.


ing condition, this type of boat would probably

Gil Kcinpe's voice is still in "ye old forme." He has been regaling the boys with his original songs and verse as only Gil can do. with Mou toux tickling a mean banjo and our crew's high class close harmony—what a time!!! What music!!!

slay afloat five or six hours, but thai he doubted

whether she would stay upright over two min utes. This alone should tell us the importance of our drills. He stated we have shown a marked

development from utir firsl drill, but there was still room for improvement both in lime and


Roland Bryan spent the winter at Loudonwhere he was associated

He slated this the

watchman's most important job while loading and that the mates should arrange to free him from any minor duties that might lake him away even for a few moments. As we had just completed a lifeboat drill, he remarked this was a good opportunity to say a few words on that subject. In case of collision or mishap placing this vessel in a sink


holes bored for more.

ville, X. V.


when at Caleite. that he considered

Arlington sends to Charley the


lower end of boom. They have been nicely installed and are very satisfactory. Capt. I'earse favored us with a short talk, stressing particularly the after ladder

is also among those present.



All recom suggestions

was made on the new lights at

pleasant smile is again a mem ber of our crew. Virgil Beebe



bers of the crew.

letter Alex


In addition to the commit

with his

brother in the grocery business. His old friends are more than glad to see him again. Our Chief is proud to say that onr stoker in

stallation is at last functioning quite satisfact orily. Man}- of the imperfections have been

Thus for every man's own safety

he should be interested in these boat drills, and

should understand as well as learn bis particular duty thoroughly, so that his boat will go over the side efficiently and speedily when the emer gency arises.

As the swimming season is not far away. Mr. Galons suggested Ibis was none too early to

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consider the subject of swimming from the boat, and requested the opinion of the Captain and Chief on the matter. Capt. Pearse stated he had no objections whatever to swimming from the boat, providing the proper precau tions were taken to cover emergencies. The Chairman at this point remarked that most of

the swimming was done at our unloading ports and consequently it was often impossible for a licensed man to watch the men



Twice Told Tales—Str. Taylor June the month of folly, a la Schopenhauer, is upon us again. Therefore it behooves \ye celib ates to gird up our loins and don the armor of cynicism that the little arrows of Cupid be spent in vain. Several of our erstwhile com panions in single blessedness have struck their colors during the winter and our ranks grow thinner and thinner.


Capt. Pearse replied that he considered the rules complied with if any competent man is appointed to safeguard the swimmers.

Mr. Galons then favored us with a practical demonstration of the prone method of artificial respiration, stating that in the majority ol cases a man can be successfully revived if this meth

The Gary I'reakwall has seen the last of us. In popular opinion this was the most odious job we have ever done. The only one who was able lo go ashore was a Caponelander and they had to hold the ship for him as he was delayed in getting his passports visaed between the lands of Morania and Cnponeland.

od is intelligently applied as quickly as possible. He added also that effects of electrical shock

and drowning were identical, namely, the lungs being filled with foreign sub stance and




We hear Leo Moll is the possessor of a new Auburn sedan.









the dock.




The bottle raised baby of today has one advantage, it doesn't get cigarette ashes in its eves.—Detroit


butdorft forget to


habit of men going ashore at the unloading dock to cluster around ladder ami mooring cables while boat


by lljelm.

Meeting was next devoted to discussion of suggestions offered. Asst. Conveyorman ladders, slated it


To Besser in Saro."

part of the 2nd Asst.



Petersen, the Danish boys are aboard the Taylor this year. "L'nd round the Skaw we go South down the Cattegat

interesting as well as instruc tive, and shows expert knowl edge of the subject on the



the velocipede that it has been

he has had it—by a speed cop.

This talk proved very


in the habits and

overhauled at least once since

until he is exhausted and un


is we

are willing to bet our interest


just demonstrated was used for both emergencies. He al so advised proper way of ap proaching a struggling victim in the water, avoiding him

No matter how new it

practiceit yourself



There is no drought on this season's growth of mustaches. In sooth a goodly number of

our shipmates are ornament ing their upper lips with hir


This is a dangerous practice due to

frequent heavy strains on wires while docking, and possibility of parting.

sute appendages. In reply to the gentle irony and subtle sarcasm elicited from our shipmates we quote, as our only defense, Dillen. "A hicktown is a place where wise-cracks are made on

Chairman requested that men running hatch engines shut off steam when not using engines

budding mustaches."

at the loading dock, instead of merely leaving them in neutral, not only from the standpoint of Safety, but for Economy as well. If some

"Will I get a shock if I step on the rail?" said the olcl lady to the motorman. "Not unless you

one passing should accidentally knock reversing lever, serious results



from the

flying cable hook before it could be shut off. At the close of the meeting



gave us the following slogan as a prescription for a clean record this year—"Don't Get Hurt." l\ each man keeps this in mind at all times and uses his head to keep out of dangerous situa tions, this formula should prove successful.

touch the trolley wire with the other leg."

"How did you get such strong arms?" said

an onlooker to the pin-setter at alley.

the bowling

"Taking my setting up exercises."

Excuse us folks if the piercing wit of these attempts at humor docs not amuse you. Our

only object in perpetrating them upon you read ers is that perchance some of you have a similar sense of humor to ours and our humble sallies

A man is worth just as much as the things are worth about which he busies himself.

will produce a chuckle. As Grottcho Marx says, "All the jokes can't be good. '

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One of OUr shipmates has for the last four years been reading over the catalogues, looking at the bicycles, and planning to get one for his little nephew. Prior to that he was planning on getting the lad a velocipede but as time rolled on and the boy grew as boys do, that became impracticable. 'The consensus of opinion is that when the nephew gets the bicycle, his son will


The following accidents have recently taken

place at other plants and through their courtesy a description of these accidents has been made available to us:

In one of the plants, an old employee had been cleaning a crusher connection with kerosene. He had scraped and scraped and eventually felt

be too old to have any use for it so the nephew will have to trade in his son's bicycle

that tin- equipment certainly must be clean.

for a

order to make sure, he lit a match.

wheelchair for the paternal granduucle. Which proves the old adage that he who gives a bicycle


'The result

was a first degree burn on face and hands. A crusher feeder received a bad back injury

shall receive in return a wheelchair, or in other

when he was pulling stone into the crusher with

words "He who laffs last, laffs his last." Bang!

a hook which slipped off the rock, causing him to fall into the hoist. Off duty four days and


Break the news to Mother.

the three fellow employees that investigated WHAT SICKNESS MEANS

the accident reported. "This accident was caused by poor judgment on the part of the feeder. A similar accident can be avoided by taking suffi

We think of illness as affecting a particular

person and his immediate family.

But we are

inclined to overlook its mean

cient time to see that the hook-

ing to society.

is securely fast on the stone to

About two per cent of the en tire population in the United

be pulled into the crusher."

Slates is ill every day of the

load of stone to be used on bin foundation work. When the

year, says the



Daily, this means that 2.450.abled.

000 people are continually disThis means approximately 800.000 workers are absent from

their duties each day because of illness.




truck driver had hauled a

load was dumped by winding hoist with a crank by hand some stone lodged in the truck

and a fellow employee loosened them. 'The truck driver had let loose of the crank and was

standing nearby when the sud den release of weight from the

There is certainly a

big economic loss here. About 13 per cent of our pop






crank lo strike him on the jaw

ulation are disabled for the per iod of a week or longer during the course of a year.

caused him to fall against a car

There are approximately 36,-

on which he struck the back ol


his head.

000.000 working people in the United States.

Each working

person loses an average of sev en days annually through illness.

'This means













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252.000.000 days lost every twelve months. This is what illness means to industry in terms of economic waste.

But huge as this sum may be it isn't a drop in the bucket compared with what it means to the victims and their families—in terms of suf

fering and economic hardship. It certainly pays to check your health regu larly—and to protect it. When health goes just about everything else fades. 'Two of the richest blessings of mankind

good health and safety—are within easy reach of all of us. Let's grab 'em--and keep 'cm !





'The foreman report

ed a similar accident could be

avoided by putting


hoist on the truck. A steam shovel



was replacing a side plate on the boom of the shovel and while going down boom ladder ami holding onto the "safety" cable some barbs (broken strands of the cable) pierced his right hand. While the investigation disclosed that the cable was too good to dispose of, we feel it

may be good policy to use it some place else ami not lor this purpose, Wrong Lead

Parson: "Deacon Jones, will you lead in prayer?n But I)eacon Jones was sleeping so the Par son said a little louder : "Deacon Jones, will you

The Wrong Man

"Where"d you gel the black eye?" "Oh, I got into an argument with a wise guv

lead, please?" Deacon Jones (coming to): "Lead yourself, I just dealt."

about driving in traffic."

"Why didn't you call a traffic cop?" "He was a traffic cop/'

Erom an Australian Paper: Miss Blank will sing her farewell solo, "Thanks Be 'To God."


"There's no such thing as success," said he "For there's no one as fine as he ought to be, And the. fellow on top Is as apt to drop As the fellow below is apt to rise, And nobody's safe till the day he dies." I shook my head.

"What I mean," said he,

"Is the wisest of mortals could wiser be.

There is more to learn, And more to earn,

And more to do at the break of day, And medals won't do it, but courage may. "He's a great success, so the papers say, But what will be said if he fails today? If he once sits down

To enjoy his crown He'll wake up some morning to find it gone. Who has once done well must keep right on. There's seldom a man who has done so well But could have done more if the truth he'd tell.

A goal remains Which he never gains, And the wise man knows in his heart that he Isn't half as wise as he'd like to be." (Copyright, 1931, by Edgar A. Guest)






IP Originated by Jerry Eldrldgc, Age 14 Grade 8






2Vo Accident Honor Roll Department,

Foreman and



Theo. Haselhuhn


Chas. Hoffman


Thomas Kelley


John Dembny


Geo. C. Wing


William Heller


Adolph Sorgenfrei


Max Beimore


Geo. C. Wing


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


N. W. Pollock


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


Julius Zemple


Julius Zemple





Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp Capt. William MacLean Chief John Sparre Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief Guy LaBounty

Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle

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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published monthly for the employees of the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company, Rogers City, Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare. The columns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons,

safety suggestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name of the department and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. J. A. VALENTIN, Editor.


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Mr. I). G. Kerr, Vice President of the United States Steel Corporation; Mr. MacGilvray Shiras, Ore Agent of the Carnegie Steel Compa ny : Mr. W. J. Olcott, former President of Oliv

Despite the splendid decrease made in recent years in the reduction of fireworks accidents; July Fourth continues to be our most dangerous day. Motor vehicle fatalities rising yearly to new heights always reach their peak on that one dav, and in recent years have almost doub

er Mining Company; Mr. A. F. Harvey, Presi dent of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company; and Mr. A. W. Worthington, General Manager of the Pittsburgh Limestone Company and as sociate stone companies arrived at Calcite Plant at 7:00 a. m. on the Steamer Myron C. Taylor Wednesday. June 24, 1931, and together with local Company representatives made an inspec tion tour of the various facilities of this plant.


Records of accidents of the past Fourth are incomplete, but there seems to be little room for doubt that more persons met accidental death on July Fourth than on any other day in the year and where motorists flock on any holi day is apt to he the scene of fatalities. In the industrial classification alone do fatal


LOST TIME ACCIDENT first lost time accident this season oc

curred on the Steamer John G. Munson on June 8th when Frank Berg attempted to remove some fly ash which had collected on top of one of the boilers. The refuse was smoldering and when disturbed flared up causing Berg to be burned on the left side of his face.

While this

accident was not serious it was quite painful, causing Berg to remain ashore for one trip. The Steamer Munson won the safety award in last season's contest and it is with regret that we remove her from this season's Honor Roll. However, we know this will be an incentive for

them to do more in accident prevention rather than a cause for any let up in this line of en deavor, and that the}' will strive to finish the season without further mishap. TENNIS TOURNAMENT

We again intend to run a tennis tournament this summer and in spite of the present popular ity ol golf expect to have as man)- interesting contests as we have had in past years. We particularly invite the new devotees to the game who have been practicing on the courts

ities decrease on July Fourth, and it's an inter esting fact that workers are generally in great er danger on holidays than while working re gardless of their occupation. AREN'T THEY WORTH IT?

Far too many of our children are sacrificed in highway tragedies. And fully three-fourths of all motor vehicle fatalities among children oc cur while the youngsters, for the time being, are innocent little pedestrians. It seems so little to ask of men that they should try just a little bit harder, to protect the lives of our little folks; that they should give the matter more thought, more serious atten tion ; that they should make it a rule to drive

at all times as if they were expecting a little tot to dart out into the street.

Freedom from accidental mishap would certainlv seem to be the birthright of every little child! EDITOR'S NOTE

In reading over the pages of this season's "Calcite Screenings" you will note that we have altered our course slightly and are now print-

this year, as tournament plays will improve their

big material more closely associated to the de

game and in the past it has always been good

tail work with which our employees are famil iar. This endeavor is being made in an effort to supply <Âťur men with information so they can be better equipped to carry on under our changed operating conditions that prevail at the present

fun for both winner and loser. We would like all those who are interested to

enter by either sending their names or telephon ing them to the Safety ec Welfare Department as soon as possible.


There are three things which come pretty close to being the sum total of the requisites for success. They are intelligent work, correct

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything. Every time a man laughs he takes a kink out

rest and stick-to-it-ive-ness.

of the chain of life.

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The famous painting "The Spirit of "76" was painted one hundred years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, by Archibald M. Willard who was a wagon painter at the time and who had never received a lesson

in art prior to the completion of this famous work.

Probably no painting of an American artist has received such wide and continuous interest

and attention as this patriotic symbol of Amer ican spirit,

In 1876 Willard painted a humorous picture called "Yankee Doodle" delineating a Fourth of July celebration in a small village. An old man in the center beating a drum with a younger man on each side, one with a drum, the other

with a fife. This picture came to the attention of an art dealer, who realizing the widespread spirit of patriotism existing in that period con ceived the idea of changing the subject from humorous to patriotic. Willard concurred in

this idea and began the new painting, the name


With the rather high temperatures we are having man}- of us will be hunting the wide open spaces where we can get back to nature and feel the freedom of the breeze and wood

lands There are, however, a few hazards in vacationing which one should keep in mind. One should be reasonably sure that his car or conveyance is in good condition and exercise care in driving. Remember there are many others on an outing the same as you, so don't take any chancesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the other fellow may be do ing the same thing. Carry a small first aid kit with you, you may need it. If you are going in the water, you should know how to produce artificial respiration and teach it to other members of the family. Avoid getting chilled. Don't dive into riley or muddy

water or tax yourself beyond your capacity in an endurance test. Don't stay in the water too long. Cramps have drowned many a good swim mer.

Sun baths usually are not harmful when the

of which was changed from "Yankee Doodle" to "The Spir

exposure is not too long, and there will be less danger if one readily acquires a good coat of

it of 76."

The determination and Eight depicted by the old man in face


and figure, without uniform, in shirt sleeves and open vest is

ures to the sun may result in

But severe cases of sun





symbolic of the patriot ready

headache, fever, painful burns or sunstroke. A good bit of

to fight without purpose or thought of anything hut the

ed by the use of a non-irritat

this discomfiture can be avoid

ing cream before exposure to

cause at heart.

the sun. One should wear ap propriate clothing and keep in the shade around high noon. In this way all the benefit can lie bad without any of the harm

In the filer we have a hum

orous face.

A bandage shows

a scar of battle as he marches

with decided poise to the tune of his own music.

The boy fresh from home and carefully uniformed. His eyes fixed on his adored grandsire that he may do all that this grey loyal man is determined to do. The wound ed soldier in the foreground salutes "Old Glory" as thr- Flag of Freedom passes on leading the cheering troops into action. It tells the story of the spirit and determina tion with which men fought for the freedom and the love of our country and shall ever strive to preserve it for our posterity. DEPRESSION?

In checking over the records of the Village Clerk, we find that there were 45 births in the

village of Rogers City for the first six months

in 1931 as compared to 71 for the same period in 1930. Whether or not the above can be credited to

the so-called depression, we cannot say, but in further going through the records we find there were 6 deaths in the city for the first six months in 1931 and 18 deaths for the same period during 1930. All of which goes to show that Rogers City is a might}- good place in which to be living.


after effects.

Your body does not require much food in hot weather and what you do eat should be simple food well cooked. Be particularly careful of the water you drink. Water from abandoned wells and stagnant pools may cause typhoid in fection. If you don't know about the water, boil it and then there will be no cause for worry. Watch your camp fires. Be sure they are out

before you leave them. Also take care of your cigars, pipe fillings and cigarettes. Millions of dollars worth of time and property as well as human lives have been destroyed because some one was careless with fire.

lie careful, think before you eat and with ad herence to a few precautions such as mentioned above, we should all enjoy happy summer out ings. The human race is divided into two classes.

Those who go ahead and do something and those who sit and ask why it wasn't done the other wav.

Sometimes a pessimist is a man to whom an optimist owes money.

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The best advice on keeping comfortable dur ing the hot summer day contains many don'ts. Don't eat too much of any kind of food no mat ter how tempting. There should be no eating

Man\- housewives serve meals of meat, gravy, vegetables and a heavy dessert similar to those served in


In summer there should be

less foods having a high fat content.



The ancient philosophy that one must eat a peck of dirt before he dies has gone into the discard. We are getting finicky on the subject. We were formerly content to drink most any kind of clear water or white milk, but now-a-

should he less of the carbohydrates both sugar and starch. In summer it requires little energy to keep the body warm so the energy producing foods can be eaten in smaller quantities. Only enough is needed to keep the body running in

days we insist that the water be purified.

the daily activities.

disease of any age in history.

Science tells us that everyone should enjoy a good breakfast.

An ample summer breakfast

consists of some kind of

fruit, a



cream and sugar, toast or bread


Closing windows and doors and loweringblinds in the daytime and opening them at night often is a much more effective way of keeping the house cool in hot weather than a policy of wide openness twenty-four hours a day.

between meals and one should not eat when




milk must be clean. We insist that proper gar bage and sewage disposal be provided and that the generations of the house fly shall be cut off.

As a result we have the least dirt-borne

"What you can't see or don't know


hurt you." This refuge for careless and dirty people has led many a poor wight to an untime ly end. There is clean dirt and dirty dirt. Coal soot soils the

and butter and the favorite bev

erage. An egg with a strip of hacon is a pleasant addition to

linen but does not poison us. The dirt of the machine-shop or the cornfield is ordinarily harm

the above which is a suitable meal for all normal adults and older children. The noon meal should be made

less when on our hands or clothes

up of any foods which are light

or even in our food. Dirty dish es are merely smeared with food—perfectly wholesome food

and do not tend to upset the

as a

stomach, a salad with bread and

butter and a beverage or some cold sliced meat and a hot veg etable and

fruit salad.

can't see that is most danger ous. A lump of clay would ob viously render a bottle of mjlk unfit for drinking, but other

The old

fashioned heavy noon meal is likely to give one a feeling of heaviness and dullness which can

easily run into an attack of in digestion. Should the amount of

^and^PleaseKeep (DaddySafeAlways

food consumed be out of propor tion to the requirements, a feeling of being overheated will be experienced. The evening meal should be ample and can include meat, vegetables and something sweet to give a satisfied feeling at the end of the meal. One way to avoid over-eating in hot weather

is to refuse second helping, and the habit of eating between meals is pernicious because it overloads the system with Unnecessary food.

We should not eat large meals when we are extremely tired, but after a hard day's work in the heat a


rule—which has been left

Actually it is the dirt that you

minutes relaxation before the

meal is advised to keep the digestive apparatus from being upset. Eaten in moderation no food that is digestible need be barred from one's hot weather diet, al though loods with a high water content are

highly recommended and water should be drunk

wise would do little harm.

A few

germs of typhoid in the same

bottle would be entirely beyond detection even by the most re fined bacteriological technic, but

might easily cause disastrous consequences. Practically the sole source of dangerous dirt is the bodies of human beings. This kind of dirt carries the germs of typhoid fever, tuber culosis, diphtheria, smallpox, influenza, colds and most of the other catching diseases. Since we cannot often tell which is the clean

and which the dirty dirt it is the best policy to keep it all out of our mouths and as far away from the rest of our bodies as we can.

It is very doubtful if many folks cat their

allotment of a peek of dirt—the undertaker gets them first.

Accidents are seldom happy accidents.

Safety is bought only through thought.

freely. Buttermilk is said to rank first in the list of beneficial beverages. To keep comfortable dress accorc mg to temperature. Women know how to dress for

Health is the greatest of all possessions—a hale cobbler is a better man than a sick king.


son makes a fool of himself.

Most men are believers in heredity, until the

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Modern Industrial Explosives and Their Manufacture Industrial explosives can be conveniently di vided into detonating explosives, commonly called high explosives, of which dynamite is the

type, and deflagrating explosives, of which the most familiar is gun powder, but the most used

type is blasting powder as smokeless powder has made gun powder almost obsolete.

Dynamite, in turn, may be divided into five

different types, known as straight dynamites, ammonia dynamites, gelatin dynamites, semigelatin dynamites and permissable explosives. The straight dynamites are the oldest and best known, but the least used at the present time.

Their characteristics are—fair water re

sistance, quickness in action, and. unfortunately, great sensitiveness.

The ammonia dynamites are somewhat sim ilar to the straight dynamites in that they are crumbly in texture, but as part of the nitro

glycerin in the straight dynamites is replaced by nitrate of ammonia, they are less sensitive, less water resisting, somewhat less quick and shattering, and generally speaking, less expen sive. One of their most important character istics is that they can lie manufactured in a wide range of density. The gelatin dynamites are the most popu

lar explosives at the present time and consti tute the best sellers of the dynamite manufact

urers. They differ physically from the straight and ammonia dynamites in that they are plastic instead of granular and are denser. They are

highly water resistant and they give ofl a much smaller volume of objectionable fumes

than either straight as ;i rule. There-

for e









Manager of the Technical Section, Explosives Department, E. I. du Pont de Nemours Com

pany, Inc.


much more extensively used today than the straight gelatins. Tli- semi-gelatins, which are a new develop

ment in explosives manufacture, are somewhat similar in composition to the ammonia gelatins, hut they are cohesive in texture rather than plastic and they are bulkier. They are also cheaper than the gelatins and as the}- can be used underground as well as above ground they have a wide field of application.

The first Step in the manufacture of dynamite is the nitration of glycerin to make the nitro glycerin which is the base of practically all in dustrial high explosives. Nitric and sulphuric acids are mixed in the proper proportions to give the greatest yield of nitroglycerin, the greatest safety in the nitration process, and the quickest separation of the nitroglycerin from the spent acids. This mixed acid is introduced into a receptacle lined with brine cooled coils ol lead pipe, and provided with paddles or an air

jet. or sometimes both, for the purpose of agi tating and thoroughly stirring the ingredients. When the acid has been reduced to the proper

temperature, glycerin is run in slowly, the op erator keeping an eye always on the thermom eter to see that the temperature does not get ml of control at any stage in the reaction. When the requi site




much used in sub marine work, tun




been added to the mixed acid and the mixture thor

nelling and metal mining. The gelat i n dynamites



are of two types




is drawn off into another t a n k,







known as a sep


glycerin and uit-

arator, where the

nitroglycerin, be ing insoluble in

ro'cotton for their

explosive ingredi ents,




the acid mixture,





which contain al so some nitrate

lighter rises




of ammonia. The

top. As soon as the separation is

ammonia gela tins have the ad-

complete, the ni troglycerin, a yel

V a n t a g c of a slight improve

low, oil}" liquid, is


thoroughly wash


and a lower cost.






Shell House Where F a per Shells Are Made In Which The Dynamite

Is Wr apnea.

ed trace


until of


every acid


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removed. It is then stored in a separate build ing, generally remote from all other buildings on the plant, whence it is carted as needed to the

mixing house in a nitroglycerin buggy, a rubber lined and rubber tired vehicle especially design ed for transporting this dangerous substance. If straight dynamite or ammonia dynamite is to he made, carelully weighed and screened quantities of the dry ingredients—-nitrate of soda, wood pulp and chalk, and also in the latter

atin cartridging machine, different from that used for packing granular explosives. The semi-gelatins, which contain some nitro cotton, are mixed in the same way as the gela

tins but they are cartridged by the same type of machine as the straight and





In order to adapt high explosives to the very great variety of operations in which they are used, man}- different ingredients are employed which give slightly different, but nevertheless

circular howl under rubber shod wheels which

significant, properties to the different kinds of

revoke in such a way as to mix all the ingred

explosives. For instance, the permissable ex plosives which have been developed especially

case, nitrate of ammonia—are



ients thoroughly. 'I he nitroglycerin is next added and mixing is continued until it is evenly incorporated with the other ingredients. This mixture is then dynamite and looks for all the world like old fashioned brown sugar. Boxes

containing this dynamite in bulk are transferred to the cartridging house where it is packed by a very ingenious machine into cylindrical paper shells, which have been previously made on the plant by another especially designed machine and sprayed with pafaffitt. Sometimes the fin ished cartridges of ammonia dynamite are then

dipped in parraffin or other water resisting compounds.

Ammonia explosives absorb mois

ture when stored under humid conditions more

readily than straight dynamites ami therefore in making them it is necessary to have all the in gredients perfectly dry and the shells more moisture proof. If gelatin dynamite is to be made—either straight gelatin or ammonia gelatin—the nitro glycerin goes to a different mixing house where a different procedure is followed. A special grade of nitrocotton is placed in a bronze, steam jacketed bowl with paddles which looks some thing like a bread mixer, nitroglycerin is added to the cotton and the two are mixed

until a

solution of the nitrocotton in the nitroglycerin is elfected. This is a sticky, mucilaginous mass and as such is unfitted for any practical use un

til the Other ingredients are incorporated with it. These are practically the same as those used in straight and ammonia dynamites but the proportions are varied with the greatest exact

itude according to the purpose for which the gelatin is designed. If it is intended for mining or tunnel driving the ingredients are balanced in such a way as to give exactly enough oxygen carrying ingredients, such as the nitrate of soda, nitrate of ammonia and nitroglycerin, to burn up all the carbonaceous matter, such as

the wood pulp, nitrocotton, and even the paper wrapper, to carbon dioxide, which is a nonpoisonous gas. If. on the other hand, the gela tin is intended for open work in a quarry or in submarine blasting, where fumes are of little or no consequence, a quicker acting and stronger

explosive is made by adding more carbonaceous matter than there is oxygen to burn it. making what chemists call an unbalanced formula.


atin dynamite is packed into the shells by a gel

for use in gaseous and dusty coal mines are somewhat similar to the ammonia dynamites

but contain radically different proportions of the ingredients in order to make a comparatively short and cool flame when they explode. Man}- different types of wood pulp are em ployed in order to produce explosives of the varying densities needed for various purposes

and yet permit the perfect balancing ol the formulas. By this means explosives of practic ally the same formula in other respects are made in densities ranging from 115 cartridges, \x/\ by 8 inches, to the 50 pound case to as many as 172. These high count, low density dyna mites have a wide field of usefulness in agri cultural blasting, in mining coal, the softer ores and the non-metallic minerals, and in quarrying, especially as a top load. They permit extend ing the charge through a greater length of bore hole and this is often of advantage in securing the kind of breakage desired, as for example, large lumps in a seam of soft coal or greater

fragmentation of the to]) of a quarry face.

Probably the greatest single advance made in high explosives manufacture in the last twen ty years has been the development of low freez ing explosives, the most recent method being to mix with the glycerin before nitration a cer

tain percentage of ethylene glycol, which not

only lowers the freezing point of the explosives but also maintains its sensitiveness when chilled.

Tt is now possible to manufacture every type of high explosive on a formula which permits its use all winter long in any one of the fortyeight states with entire freedom from the nuis ance and danger attendant on the thawing of the explosives which was necessary not so many years ago.

The whole manufacture of explosives today requires the most careful chemical control from start to finish. The nitrating acids must be of exactly the right strength and mixed in exactly

the right proportions for safety and for best yield. The glycerin must be of the highest pos sible concentration and of the greatest purity. The wood pulp must be of the greatest absorp tive capacity for some kinds of dynamite, and the least absorptive for others, with all degrees between. Even the way the nitrate of am monia is granulated has a very great bearing on

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the kind of dynamite which it will make, and

the history of the control of this process is one of great interest to explosives chemists. Thru a series of exacting laboratory tests rigid standards have been established for the strength of each type and grade of dynamites, its velocity of detonation, its sensitiveness,

its inflamma

bility, its water resistance and its fumes, and the finished product must conform to all these

standards before it is pronounced satisfactory for shipment. REAL CRAFTSMANSHIP

A great deal of the joy of life consists in doing perfectly, or at least to the best of one's ability, everything which one attempts to do. There is a sense of satisfaction, a pride in surveying such a work, a work which is rounded, full, ex

act, complete in all its parts—which the super ficial man. who leaves his work in a slovenly, slipshod, half-finished condition can never know. It is this conscientious completeness which turns work into art. The smallest thing, well done, becomes artistic.


On the level, persons slip or stumble and fall where it would seem no hazard existed.

Oil on

the floor, uneven flooring or tools and other

objects left thoughtlessly about cause many of these falls. Sometimes ;i .slight slip causes a man to fall into moving machinery. Slipper}' surfaces develop where least expect ed, especially if water or oil is allowed to spill or drip. Pencils, short ends of round stock, buttons, mops or brooms on Steps and stairways increase the hazards. Women fall easily while running or by catching high heels on stairs or small obstructions.

Men fall from scaffolds because they fail to select the lumber with care,




knotty or cross-grained planks, or because no hand-rails or toeboards have been provided. Life belts are recommended for use in all pole work, tank or bin work, roofing or cornice work. "Horseplay" contributes many cases to the total accidents from falls. In spite of serious consequences men continue to scare and tickle

persons whom they know to he susceptible.


third party is often the victim.

Moderation in all things, be food and in drink, in


observed, in

work and in exercise, in

smoking and in sleeping—moderation even in being moderate—for an occasional departure

Wife (trying on hats): "Do

from the strict rule of moderation is probably

Husband: "Mow much is it?" "Eleven dollars."

grood for health.

"Yes, turn it down."





turned down dear?"



View ol the Acid Houses at Repauno Dynamite Works

-LL ia-

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For Preservation of Game and Timber Lands

By John P. Kinville




"Protective Measures

The company has posted a large part of its

fine second growth of timber, which if allowed

property, lands which will remain idle, as far as

to grow, will prove quite valuable in a few years. There is quite a variety of timber growing, the conifers predominating, and which mature more rapidly than the hardwoods. Another depreda

quarrying operations are concerned, lor some years to come. The area has been posted against hunting, fishing, camping or other trespass. The

property posted lies East of the Detroit & Mack inac Railroad right-of-way and North of the State


tion has been the unlawful cutting of timber on

the company's property. This promiscuous and unlawful




que Isle Township line

been almost as destruc tive as fires in this

near Grand




to the





from the State road to

The company will have the property pa

the shore of Lake Hur









Maps of the prop

erty posted and defining at

the company in its ef


fort to restore the tim


ber and game in this region, and it is felt

plant. The decision



with the management of

on display on the Bul Boards


are asked to co-operate

the boundary lines are letin


passers out of posted area. Employes of the company and the public

sportsmen will be amp

part ol the company to post this property was not intended to impose a hardship on local

ly repaid for their for bearance



ance of the posting rules, when the region is again opened to hunt

hunters or fishermen or

other sportsmen. The property has long been recognized as a wond

ers and fishermen. The


company has been promised the co-opera

sanctuary and it is the plan to keep the prop erty closed for a time, to allow wild life, espe cially deer, to again ac

tion of the Conserva tion Officers in this dis trict. Lunch Lake or "Lit tle Lake" as it is more

cumulate here, and when conditions are im

not been closed or the






again be permitted on the property, subject to restrictions to determined.




In former years, this

property abounded with deer and other wild life

and was regarded as a hunter's paradise. The use. of dogs by parties




Vacation is a game, and we are all in it.


quires a terrific, unending energy to succeed.



the men who do hig things are those who occasion

ally gel away from the mass and find rest and recre ation where the winds blow and the soothing waters flow; where the odor of pines is perpetual, and



land lying West of the railroad right-of-way. Anyone discovering violations of the post ing of an}' nature are requested to notify the main office of the com




where Nature supplies everything in the way of

liopes to receive the full co-operation of the

health and healing that tired bodies demand.

public, as well as o f

when hunting has kept the deer away from this locality and local sportsmen realize that if dogs


own employes, and that no prosecutions will be necessary.

are kept out of this region for a time, deer will eventually find their way to this game sanctu ary and stay there if they are not molested. Another reason for posting this property has been the carelessness of the hunters and camp

ers in the past, as numerous fires have been ex perienced in this region in the last few years. This property is being rapidly covered with a

Nature's Beauty

The above picture is a scene taken at one ol our nearby lakes, and is filled with natural beau ty and bespeaks for the conservation and preser vation of our natural scenic beauty which we all enjoy.

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A Little Golf»And Some Base Ball



The new golf course is beginning to present a nice appearance and no doubt that in the future, will be one of the show spots of the County. The large frame barn has been removed, which greatly adds to the appearance of the course. The Caddy House has been opened and in it the

caretaker has supplies to take care of the needs of the members and visitors at the course.


Talking About Inter Dept. Base Ball

New Golf Course Will Make For

Interesting Competition

As to the comparative strength of the teams

boxes, water pails and towels have been placed at each tee, which have added to the convenience

little is known.

of the players, as well as added to the appear

newcomers and have yet to show their hand. On paper the Merchants, General Repair and Mill look the best, but after having seen the

ance of the course. It is expected that bench es will shortly be added at the tees.

Interest in this latest community enterprise

Some of the teams entered are

other teams in action, the three favorites are

continues to grow, as is evidenced by the num likely not to fare so well. Hvon now the Mer ber of players, both members and non-members chants received a surprise from the Drill crew, who are availing them going down to defeat by a selves of the opportunity to 6-4 score. Then the Yard play. At times, the course and Construction nines have JACK KINVILLE'S LAMENT is almost congested. better than average pros ft is hoped that in the pects with plenty veteran 1 hit a golf hall into the air, near future competitive matt-rial to build around. It fell to earth I knew not where, teams can be arranged The two quarry teams and For so swiftly it flew, the sight among the various enthus the Track team have suffi Could not follow it in its flight. iasts which should prove to cient strength to make it in be very interesting as well teresting for any of their 1 teed another with many a swear as entertaining. foes. So it looks like a And drove that to I know not where, Inter-Department Base tight race all the way thru 1 slice and cut and then I muff with the team showing the Ball It seems I'm always in the rough. The evening ol June 23rd most fight, pep and sports witnessed the grand open manship the favorite to And long, long afterwards tired and capture the season's award. ing of interdepartment base sore To date we've had eight ball for the 1931 season, I quit the green hoping my ball at games played. The Mill Hilary OToole's warriors the Club House will be seen, taking the first battle from defeated the Yard by a 3-2 Alas it's not and again I'm sore score in a might}- close Julius Zempel's ball tossers Thinking some Scotch friend has laid contest. Next the General by a score of 3-1. And then it in store. two evenings later the Repair chalked up a win on General Repair team took the Construction nine by a 7-5 tally. Then the Drill one from Chas. Hoffman's But the ball I thought was gone for ers behind air-light pitch Construction gang 7-5. good, ing and health}- slugging Well, fans, the season Was found in the cup as good balls took the Track crew down looks like a bright one with should lots of competition from 11-0. the. first shut out of And the oaths I swore from begin the season. By running up every possible direction, ning to end

plenty of good base ball and lots of opportunities to pick the winner. We have nine



the running, every depart ment in the plant being

I hear again from the mouths of

—With apologies

represented and a team fly ing under the local Merchants' colors. Each team meets only once during the season but this

six scores in the








Merchants trim

med Kelley's Quarry team 9-2. The Drillers again showed strength when the fast








good indication of the interest aroused in base

overcame a six run lead and wiped out the Con struction boys 11-7. As a Fourth of July sideliuer, the General Re pair gave Hilary's Mill team their first defeat bv a 9-7 score. And Laflin's Quarry tossers just nosed out Pollock's Track sluggers 12-11. All games so far have been very good. The usual early season errors have been noticeable but not so bad that a poor class of ball has been dis

ball this year.


constitutes a thirty-six game schedule running from June 23rd to Sept. 7th. From the recreational viewpoint this should be one of the best seasons in interdepartment base ball One hundred forty-four men have been listed among the nine teams, which is a

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Miss Viola Froelich and Elmer V'oight of the

Storehouse were united in marriage on June 6th by Rev. L. A. Linn at 8:30 p. m. at the parson age.

Immediately alter the ceremony, the young

couple left for Detroit, returning again the fol lowing evening.


are at present making their home

home at the of the bride's

parents. Miss Davis

Kathryn of



Grove, Illinois, and Lloyd R. Goodin of the Main Office were unit

ed in marriage by the

Rev. A. J. Pitman at the home of the bride on June 27th at 4:00 p. m. After the ceremony a reception and dinner

was enjoyed by some fifty guests and friends. The young couple returned to Rogers City July 5th and at present arc located at the home of

Funeral services were held at his home at 1652 Chesterland Ave., then from Our Saviors Lutheran Church at Lakewood. Ohio.

He is survived by his wife and eleven child ren. Arthur Urdal. Chief Engineer of Str. Mun

son. John Sparre, Chief Engineer of Str. Bradley and Otto Sparre. steward of Str. Bradley are three sons employed by the Bradley Transpor tation Company.

Mr. Daniel Ryan, aged 48 years, passed away very suddenly about eleven p. m. Friday even ing, which certainly was a shock to his many friends.

He was born near Hagensville. Sept. 16, 1882 and shortly after moved to Cheboygan with his parents, where when old enough to sail was em ployed on the tugs which occupation he follow ed the remainder of his life.

He. came to this

company April 1. 1927. and was employed as Chief Engineer of the tug Kellers, which posi tion he held at the time of his death.

Dan was very congenial, happy and well liked

Mr. Vincent Brady but contemplate moving

by all with whom he came in contact. He is survived by two brothers, Simon of Oc-

soon to X. Seventh St.

queoc, John at Cheboygan, and two sisters, Mrs.

Miss Claire Heller of the Main Office and Mr.

Ralph Traxler of Ann Arbor were united in marriage at 4:00 p. m. on June 27th in Detroit.

After the ceremony a reception and dinner was

given at the home of Mr. Fred Heller, a brother

Bowers of Cheboygan and Mrs. McPhearson of Port Huron.

"Calcite Screenings" joins the many friends of the above families





of the bride.

After a few days visit in Detroit the young

couple left for the home of Mr. Traxler in Ann Arbor where they will stay for a few weeks.


Mrs. Joseph

Wasylk, a

daughter, Mary Lou. on June 9th. Mr. Wasylk

"Calcite Screenings" joins with the friends of the above mentioned young couples in wishing

them much happiness in many years of wedded bliss.

is employed



Yard Machinery De partment.




daughter on June 12 OBITUARY

Mrs. Catherine O'Connor, aged



passed away suddenly in Flint Friday. June 5th, after an illness of a brief hour. She was living with a sister at the time she suffered a heart attack


Born to Mr.

She was buried in Gracelawn cemetery

to Mr. and Mrs. Andr e w Yarch. M r.

Yarch is employed in

the Drilling Dept. On




daughter. Phyllis Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Elmer


Wen/.el. Mr. Weuzel is employed in the Pow er Dept. To Mr. and Mrs. John C. Miller on June 14th, Merylin Ruth, a daughter. Mr. Miller is em

employed in the Power Dept. as electrician, is

ployed in the Bradley Transportation Co.

of that city . following services at St. Michael's I'p until a year ago Mrs. O'Connor lived here for a number of years. Leo O'Connor, who is



Mr. and Mrs. Leo O'Connor. Mr. and Mrs.

A son, William, Junior, on June 18th, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Patchkowski.

Mr. Patchkowski

John Palmer of Rogers Citv attended the fun

is employed in the Bradley Transportation Co.


linski on June 30th. Mr. Smolinski is employed in the Transportation Dept.

Mr. Severin Urdal died June




eighty-fifth birthday after a short illness of only a few days.

Mr. Urdal was bom in Norway on June 19, 1846 and came to the United States at the age

of 63 vears.

For 30 years prior to his coming

to the' United States, Mr. Urdal was Captain

Edna, a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon Smo"Ca'cite Screenings" joins with the many friends of the above parents in extending its congratulaJions.

There is something better than making a liv ingâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;making a life.

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The War on Waste Is Raging Like Preventable Accidents





"Preventable Waste Can Be Eliminated


Although surprising reductions have been made in waste the war is by no menus over. In

also tor trying to protect and promote the com

continued efforts to reduce waste our best re

thereby reduce operating costs.

sults no doubt will come from avoiding num erous small wastes, which though they may seem trifling in themselves nevertheless run in to big figures for the season. Preventable waste can be eliminated much

the same way as preventable accidents.

Not so

much by the work of any one individual but by everyone in the entire organization thinking of

what they can do to prevent waste and putting their thoughts into effect.

Waste isn't a single

thing, but the sum total of thousands of little

things and in most of these things a little more thought and interest, even the matter of mere

ly thinking about it. can reduce the waste loss. There is no individual in the organization but

what can help in preventing waste and in help ing—help not merely the company for whom he is working but his fel low workers as well.






because it happens to be a large company is entirely wrong and inexcusable. Everyone should consider themselves a part of the organization



they are working. If the company be prosperous,

good as money made in sales. BUFFALO PLANT SAFETY MEETING

Date of Meeting: July 1st, 1931. Present: John J. Collins, chairman, Best. Jack Gorman, Robert Hagen.

The inlet of a

The chairman reported making a careful

inspection of the mill and found all recommenda

tions of the May 25th meeting had been taken

care of. After further inspection, the following

There is no item no matter how small but

that it is worthy of attention if by attending to Little items added to

gether soon amount to much larger sums. Take for example: 500 men who work 200 days per operating season. If each can in some way save

the company 25c a day in lime, materials, sup plies or equipment that would otherwise be wasted, the saving will amount to $25,000 a sea son.

The story is told of John I). Rockefeller that

once in going through one of



the individual who owns it and is

are you working "for the company" or are you working "with the company." it a saving can be made.


useless to the community.

the enemy of every business. The question is




stopped to observe the work of a man who was

soldering small covers on five gallon cans. Ten to twelve drops of solder were used on each

Mr. Rockefeller thought that five drops

were enough. A few trials prayed the work could be done properly with six and thus $10,000 a year was saved.

The efforts of everyone are appreciated not only for trying to do the job well and safely but


Meeting called to order at 10:00 a. m. July 1st.

what he learns; the outlet is what he accomplishes. If his mind is not fed by a continued supply of new ideas which he puts to work with purpose, and if there is no outlet in action, his mind becomes stag nant. Such a mind is a danger to

the individual will prosper but no organization can exist without a profit, and the less waste the more profit. Waste is


originator. Every little bit helps—and don't forget! Money saved in production is just as




Xo saving is too small to be considered and




if you have a saving suggestion, we will appre ciate it and be glad to give proper credit to the


organization can stand up under

pany's interest by keeping down

items were advised:

1. That new guards be placed on gears on both sides of "A" conveyor. 2.





stairs on each end of Un

loading platform warehouse. 3. Committee




that all broken glass and bottles around yard and ash dump behind drier room be cleaned up at once as this is very dan gerous.

Meeting adjourned'at 11:00]). m. Dale of next meeting set for July 28th. BUFFALO PERSONALS

Robert Hagen spent the 4th of |ulv with his daughter at Ithaca. X. Y.

Mr. Baldwin has just returned from a five day trip to Seranton. Pa., where he attended a fam ily reunion.

John Collins spent his holidays at Toronto,


We wonder why?

Miss Frary and Miss Frost, from our office,

spent three days at a Girl Scout Camp at Or chard Park, and reported a very enjoyable outine\

Harold Stanage attended the Schmeling-

Stribling fight at Cleveland, Ohio. The Difficulty

Cop: ••Don't you know that you should al ways give half the road to a woman driver?"

Driver: "1 always do, when I find out which half she wants."

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Goggles Are Supplied For Your Protection. An Eye Accident

L 7 L. IINJUI\ICD"--May Mean Perpetual Darkness For You. Eye injuries about our plant are far in ad

vance of what we would like




During the past six months we have had many eye cases. To be sure the majority of these are classed as foreign substance in the eye, but no eye injury can be classed as a minor one. Most foreign bodies are alive with germs or germs may be carried into the eye by such in struments as matches, toothpicks, corner ol handkerchiefs, etc., by some one endeavoring to give the sufferer relief. Every foreign body in the eye is a potential serious injury and should be treated by a nurse or doctor. According to the recent statistical report on accidents, a serious eye accident occurs every minute of the day and night, every day in the year in the United States. There are fortunes

spent every year in the United States on eye accidents and one hundred thousand blind people

of them given are based on lack of experience

and disappear after the workmen have used goggles for a while. Goggles are uncomfort able only when not properly adjusted or when

the proper type for the kind of work one is do ing are not being used. When one is cutting, chipping or

be secured at the Storehouse and although the foreman should see that his men wear goggles, the individual ought to think enough of his per

sonal safety to wear goggles even though the foreman is not around.

It's a mighty good thing to remember that we only have two eyes to start with and we

can't grow new ones. Should we be unfortunate in losing a

leg. we may get a wooden leg

It is made




to walk

Back of the



the cornea is

punctured so as to release this fluid from the eye blindness will result. Xext is a




known as the iris which gives


to be a

the bossebmes around


color and controls the amount

(if light entering the eye.

Back < the iris is the lens which is a clear semi-solid substance sur

rounded by a ring of muscles which decrease or increase the focal power of the eye by contract

ing or expanding.


lose a

If we

lose our teeth we can buy some store teeth and get along but it's mighty discouraging to try to see anything with a glass eye and we don't want you to have to try it. THE BIG LIFT. Don't try

cornea is the anterior chamber

filled with a fluid very much


cal one to work with.

The outer coat is pol

the more tender layers be neath, there is very apt to be



hand we may get a mechani


ished and quite tough and when it is punctured exposing serious results.


around flying material, he should have added eye protection. Goggles of various types may

up of five layers with a total of


There are many objections on the part of

The cornea is the win



some workmen to the use of goggles but most

can see there is a very definite need for teaching eye care and eye safety. The human eye is very del icate.



in these United States, so you

dow in the eye ball.


work it is necessary to provide additional saleguards. For this purpose goggles of various kinds are provided for the different classes ol

human crane!


is a well defined limit to phys ical strength.

The crane can

lift a lot because it's backbone


is made of steel,



beings aren't built that way at all. There's a wrong way and a right way to lift. Bend the legs rather

than the back.

That's important, but it's even

more important not to try to lift more than you should.

The large chamber back of

the lens is filled with a jelly like substance known as vitreous. If an injury causes loss to



aii_\- part of it. loss ol vision results. Xext is the retina on which the object is fo

cused by the lens. The picture is then transfer red through the optic nerve to the brain. Often due to fatigue, sickness or accidents it is necessary to strengthen the eye by the use ol glasses. Usually normal vision can be regained

in this Way. We are glad to say that physical examination reports show the majority of our men to have good vision.

The exposed part of the eye is covered by eyelids for protection, but in some classes of


igue St; mdin gs \\ 'on L ost


General Repair Quarry—La ffin





Track Construction

1 1 1 1


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0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2

Sleepless nights bring dangerous days.

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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture Here and There About the Plant "AmonQ mong O ourselves »

Mrs. Carl 1). Bradley arrived Sunday. June 28th, from New York, having stopped on her way to visit relatives in East Aurora, N. Y. We are giad to say that Mrs. Bradley is looking as well as we have seen her for many years past. Mrs. Bradley contemplates leaving soon for Long Island where she will spend the summer months. 1\.



get, and they tell us one thing he didn't forget was how to pin the runner as he sure socked









someone so was chosen.

didn't know the first thing

about a ball game, but he was game and put the mitt


on for a trial.



stand it was impossible to throw a ball past him that

shortest road

was within his reach as he THE









evervthintr that came alone'.

The Track base ball team

have been doing some heavy practicing for the last two



Along the street there comes A blaze of bugles, a ruffle of drums.

weeks out at the old Nelson

A flash of colour beneath the sky.

clearing near the quarry. The}' tell us these fellows have been taking a double lunch and as soon as they were through with their day's work they would have lunch and then practice

Hats Off!



The only bad feature about

home instead of going j.oy riding after leaving the golf



Max was that he never has handled a base hall and


prevent a similar happen ing we would advise Stan take

bail when

self and kill Max Glomski

him as his ear was out of




would probably forget him

own choosing but forced on gas about a mile back.


about base.

They then decided to try

explained that not

John with


walk on such a warm even

this walk was


young fellow with a rag ball when it was fair to pin the runner with the ball. John Modrynski was up to bat and put one down between first and second base which Steve managed to

picked up on US-23 the other evening walking to ward town. Upon being questioned about taking a ing,





course, they had good rea sons for doing this as there were a few fellows never had a ball in hand and had to be

who their made

The flag is passing by!

Sea-fights and

land-fights, grim

After taking a nice big chew of scrap tobacco, twisting it around a few

times and getting it placed just right in his mouth, Frank



Fought to make and save the state; Weary marches and sinking ships; Cheers of victory on dying lips. Sign of a nation great and strong To ward her people from foreign








around as tho it were alive so he took it out and found a bumblebee in the center of

it. While telling one of the fellows about it he said,

"You know that thing could have bit me."


Pride and glory and honour—all Live in the colours to stand or fall.





into ball players before the opening of the season.


N. W. Pollock was one of the hardest fellows to train as he had an idea that he

Along the street there comes

ing his own ahead of a Hud son the other day—Hilary was out of gas and H. K.

A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums; And loyal hearts are beating high;

into town with his Hudson.

was going to pitch.


Modrynski knew that would


Hats off!

The flag is passing by!

be impossible but Pete was his boss so the only thing to do would he to put him in the box and con

vince him that his place was out in the field, which we understand was done in very short irder.

Next in line was to develop a first baseman and the most likely looking prospect was Steve Widajewski. Now Steve had played when a

Joppich was In




which were passed out a few days ago it mentioned a morning

the "Wake up.'

pushing him



Walter Meyers said he tried

it but it didn't seem to work out very satisfac torily. He said he had hardly begun when he received a wallop in the jaw from his wife who

told him to either lie still or get out of bed. Lawrence Carter claims a sure wav to find

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out if your wife loves you is to come home with your hair clipped off tight to the scalp. Nick says the whole family were in tears for a week and he was forced to sleep in the base ment for three weeks.

Also said he would nev

er try a stunt like that again without consulting the wife first.

Safety depends on brakes, horn, steering gear, lights, oil. gas and cheerful driving.

John Kapala and John Fitzpatrick have been driving to Alpena in Kapala's car and spending the week-ends there. This being John Fitzpatrick's old home town, we take it for granted that he has been showing Jack Kapala the town

and getting him acquainted with the ladies.

If our judgment is any good we're just about due for another song on one of these Friday

evenings. w in

Someone saw F. R. Joppich and Ed-

plant. John Schlager isn't much of a fisherman but when he heard of these big catches he thot

he also would give it a try.

thing gave a terrific jerk at the line and by the

time fohn came to. all he had left in his hand was the handle of the fish pole. A big pil<e took the other part along with him.

The first few times of practice was rather hard on several of the ball players after being

away from the. game for some time. In run ning to first Edwin Radka got within ten feet of first base when his legs gave way and since then he has been doing a lot of limping around.

Arnold Conley misjudged a pitched ball and in stead of stopping it with the mitt, he used his jaw, which has been quite sore. But Chas. Schratu used Safety First and in order to avoid an accident purchased a new glove and it seems

R a d k a







with an armful of sheet music. Don't



We'll be



us. hear


can have a tire as he

flat be


er's license. But

the trooper just

lieves he picks up all the nails road.


was driving

within the limit, had his car li cense and driv

how anyone else





quite understand




couldn't think of

Ed Heller said




A Ford coupe was stopped a few days ago by a State trooper. The driver just

you sing. he


heard of any broken fingers.



John had caught

several bullheads when all of a sudden some

wanted to know what caused all Here is the crowd which witnessed the arrival of the first steam train

in Rogers City.

Now and then

How many can you identify?

you will see Butch Elowski "tit at the golf course. We un derstand he invested in a new set of clubs. Butch

the rattling un. der his car.


by with a promise of having his paired and put in good condition.




muffler re

said it is great sport but why pick out such a hilly country.

Seeing is believing but as yet we haven't seen

Ben Founds playing golf.

What's the hold-up

Several of the sailors have been compliment ing Chas. Sauve on living in a city with such a healthy climate. "Yes, sir," Sauve replies, "they had to shoot the. first man in order to start a

Ben ?


Lester Raymond and Penny Hoeft are having one grand time figuring out when they ought

vour fingers on vour hands.

to launch their boat.

Penny wants it at Grand

Lake and Fester wants it at Black Lake.


know why Penny wants it at Grand Lake but why does Lester want it at Black Lake?

Leo Kelley must have turned over a new leaf. Yot1 can see him now and then helping Walter mowing the lawn. Remember!

Keep your mind on your work and you'll keep

Prevention is better than cure.

There have been some real catches of bull

heads made at Bell by some of the men at the

Stop accidents, but if one occurs, report it. Your report helps the claim department and vour record.

Griffin Pines and Fred Bade enjoyed a Sun day's fishing at Black Lake, but we believe we are using the wrong word when we say enjoyed, because according to all reports it was not very

enjoyable to Fred especially after the blow came up which kept Fred busy with a pail bailing the water out of the boat in order to keep it afloat.

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It it hadn't been for Griff the four pike would have been thrown overboard by Fred to lighten the load of the boat. Not a word did Fred say of his experience.

We tried to get him to tell

us fey asking him if he had been fishing lately,

but his answer was always, "No, I haven't been out."

This Year's Gardens

The accompanying photograph of an excellent garden will probably heal up the contest to match with the last few days in June. It is pleasing to note in our various inspec tion lours the number of vegetable gardens un der cultivation.

The photographer has already begun his re

cord and. of course, the gardens should be kept up in order that the pictures taken will reflect the credit due for the work that is being- ex pended. In order that none will be missed, we would

be glad to have you call us if your garden has made such pro gress that it

Fred Bade was sent up to the new ball dia mond to meet Mr. Fredrick, who had made ar rangements with J. P. Kinville to flood the dia


After waiting for some time, Fred re

ported back to Kinville that no one had as yet shown up to take care of the job and also in

quired if there was a possibility of him going to the old diamond instead. Upon investigation they found the job almost completed at the place last mentioned.

Arthur (Happy) Hopp reported a catch of 60 bullheads at May Lake the other evening. Hap py said he could have gotten a real mess but the

mosquitoes became so thick and without any dope he was forced to quit fishing at ten p. m. Catcher Ernest Pruning of the Drill hase ball team was having a little argument with the u mpire when Manager Meyers Stopped hiitn Intelling him to "lay off the um


the game."

should be entered Aside









as the Drill team won the srame.



I did not think, has put many a



the money value of these is espe cially important.



A Corner of William Sobak's Vegetable Garden

taking, if placed at only $5 per capita, would reach almost $20,000 per year.

Stanbrook says it is a good thing golf courses are not like parrots and repeat everything they hear.

We wonder if







the basifi ball managers would use a system sim

figures. In our own community

some one else.


and many a fam ily in want.

total of this value has reached al most unbelievable

the value in mon


pital, many a man

In past years the

ey of this under


umpire must have taken it seriously

in the contest.


We'll take-

care of him after



himself or

How about it, Stan?

was one started the other day

But there sure




ers it probably would help as it seems to in Manager Meyer's case. We understand there is a standing order at O'Callaghan's for ice cream

sodas for the team if they win. but if they lose the instructions are to just beat it down the alley for home and say nothing. They won each

players during the last inning so they could get in on the sodas, too.


Dietlin called Ella Reinke, who happened to be on the switchboard, and told her to let Walter Meyers know that Chas. Ohlrich had a bear in a hole.

That caused some excitement for


game so far and have put in three or four extra

It's been a long time since we've heard any bear stories from the hill crew.

ilar to

by Walter

Things were going along in fine shape at the L. 0. X. plant and Dave Larson was standing with his arms folded with his watchful eye on the machinery when along came a bumble bee,



sal on his arm, stung him and went on about

.Meyers was trying to round up a gun and Schulwitz was getting the camera all set to get some pictures when the message was finally cleared up. and we found that it was only a bailer stuck

must have known something

in the hole.

happen as he sure gave me a good start to get

his business.

Dave jumped up and at the same

time the machinery all went dead as the elec tricity Ltd heen shut off. David said that fellow


going to

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to work and take care of the machines.

We are pleased to see the smiling face of Jack Munson again. Jack graduated from the Choate School at Wallingford, Conn., with the class of 1931. Alter which he joined one of his classmates in sailing a 20 foot sloop from Bar Harbor. Maine, to Biddeford, Maine, a distance of 165 miles.

Jack was associate editor




School News and has man}- interesting stories to tell of his experiences.

The oilier day while driving out on US-J3 we noticed Hector Hawkins ami Bill McManemy waiting in their car alongside the road near 'Front River. We thought they were enjoying

the scenery but later information proved that their gas tank was empty, and they were wait ing for their good friend Roll Rains to bring along' the replenishment. Last fall several loads of choice lumber were

delivered and carried into the basement at the

home of A. L. Kowalske.

When questioned about it, we were inform

ed by Adolph and son Rus sell, had this lumber order

ed, cut to spe cification


were going to build

during 1,o n g



the winter

months. From the amount of lumber they got they could make Noah's ark look like a canoe. But with man\- hours of real work the boat

was finally completed late this spring and ready to take out into the yard when, "Good gosh !" A. F. remarked, "I never thought about getting it out ol" the hasenienl.

It's too wide!"

"Now 1 suppose I'll have to wait until a cy clone knocks the house over before 1 can get

This young gentleman was born in Fort Re covery, Ohio, forty-seven years ago. At the time of this picture, he was eighteen years of age and most likely felt as big then as he really is now.

He was employed fourteen years ago in the shovel department and still holds a position in the same department. Last month's Guess Who窶年o, folks, we don't

blame yoti a bit. Even R. B. Flenley thought we had snapped him when he wasn't looking. Truth is. however, thai the picture was one of our

good photographer F. A. Schttlwitz. Bad brakes often explain but never excuse an accident.

What a world! By the time you're important enough to take two hours for lunch, the doctor limits vou to a Hass of milk.


the boat out."

Russell said, "And since you had the drain

P'tlt in. the basement doesn't get flooded any more."

C. R. Link met

with an old friend

up in Canada as shown

Ted Yerks always claimed that he had two motors in his car but one rainy night our friend Ted got the chance to try both of the motors and lie finally found that neither one would start. So Ted had one of the drill helpers put some work on the main motor. A flashlight and handkerchief are the only tools that were used to repair the trouble.

To keep out of hospitals, keep out of danger. Policeman: "Miss, you were doing sixty miles

She: "Oh, isn't that splendid!

I only learned



the left of him is his brother. The.

picture was tak en

when Mr. and

Mrs. John Fink and family and Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Fink and fam




an hour!"

to drive yesterday."


above photo.



w h e r e



week end visiting.

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The Bradley Transportation Company » » » » » fnasLi^ty Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters

Steamer Carl D. Bradley Date of Meeting. June 25. 1931.

may be shut off in time to avoid serious injury. This v\i|] also be arranged.

Present: Clarence Thorsen, chairman; Ken

<Eric Winters added the suggestion that the

neth halor. secretary; and Leo Moll, Oscar Lar son. Harold Nidy, Walter Levondoski. Otto Spar re, C. Crcenleaf, Isaac Ranke and Eric Winter. Our second meeting of the season was attend

first aid cabinets be inspected to make sure that they are all properly stocked and outfitted. No further business remaining for considera tion the meeting was brought to a close.

ed by all members of the committee.


MacFean. Captain Dahlhurg and Chief Sparre also were present. The Chairman called the meeting to order at seven p. m. and the Secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting.

The Chairman then called upon Captain Mc Lean lor a lew words. The Captain spoke for a short time and told us that he was highly satis fied by the manner in which the various mem bers of the crew had been handling themselves and their jobs. He said that he had been un able to note a single man who was not carrying out his duties just exactly as he should. The various department heads agreed that their ob servations were of a similar nature.

Suggestions were few at this meeting but since this is a modern and recently constructed .•esseI this was to be expected. Chairman Thorsen advised that he would in struct his men to be on the watch when dock

Boosts on Board—Str. Bradley At least we have the l-(\^ on most ol the others on this Buffington run during the torrid weather we have been having, in-as-much as it is usually fairly comfortable on Lake Michigan at all times, sav what you will.

However, we have it from good authority that the mosquitoes are very plentiful in certain sub

urban sections of Rogers City—hungry ones at that.

The source of our information had not a

lew marks to prove his statement. The warm

weather has made the beach at

Buffington much more popular than the town itself.

Hank Miller ushered in the swimming

season by braving the watery depths and en joyed himself to such an

extent that several

more soon Hollowed his example. He distin guished himself from the more common herd by wearing shoes in the water as well as out of it.

ing ai Buffington because of the tendency for the wooden fenders on the dock to fly up as the

hut has been educational as well as we learned

vessel touches them.

several new strokes, the most interesting by far

Chief Sparre asked that the men operating the forward deck winches be very careful to operate them in the correct manner, with all controls properly adjusted as considerable dam age might result from carelessness in this par ticular.

Eric Winter called attention to the fact that

a few were often seen standing in the vicinity of the after cable while being towed into Cal


They are to be warned about this prac

tice immediately. Feo Moll made the timely suggestion that all of the men. and quite especially the new ones, be shown where the emergency switches are lo:alcd. This is to be done immediately. He also advised that a man be stationed to watch the

Xot only has it offered a respite from the heat

being one known locally as the "Marine City Crawl."

Bill Schwerts seems to be becoming as poputtlar in Rogers City as he is in the vicinity of Flyria and Lorain. He was recently seen on the dock at Calcite holding fond farewell to two of the fair sex. Bill says they just WON'T let him alone !

We are sorry to

say that John

and Otto

Sparre had to leave in order to attend the fun

eral of their father, Mr. Severin Sparre in Cleve land. On behalf of the crew of the Str. Bradley we extend our most sincere regrets and sympa thy.

nen working in the tunnel during the cleanup,

\\ e just had a peek at some of the prepara

so that if a man should fall thru, the machinery

tions for the Fourth of July dinner and we ini-

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mediatetly changed our plans about dining up .1 today. Two great American flags worked out in icing and strawberries on immense cakes are due to grace our tables today, not to men tion other fascinating delicacies being fabricat ed by Otto and his crew.

Some time ago our porter and waiter were

seen stepping out in a Ford truck.

We didn't

know that love could thrive in such an environ

ment but 1 guess we still have a lot to learn about women.

Of course Louis was razzed for

courting his girl in a truck but he replied that the}' didn't do any courting—only a little neck

ing'Any member of the crew wishing to hear some of the more serious problems of life dis cussed is cordially invited to listen in on the ten to two watch in the galley after they come off watch. The topic of conversation varies to such an extent that one night it may be music and the following night halitosis. Very en lightening to say the least.

Bridge has become quite a popular pastime on the good ship Bradley. Perhaps we can attrib ute the lack of arguments to the fact that no one has his wife for a partner.

We notice Erie Winter going ashore in Rog ers City quite regularly now. Yes, there's a reason—his wife is spending the summer there.

velopcd a curious passion for chewing gum,

especially the kind put up in the sugar coated, chiclet form.

This odd trait was almost his un

doing when a trusted friend prevailed upon him to masticate no less than six or seven of those

innocent looking laxative chiclets during the course of the day's labors. Eddie swears that hereafter he will stick to




forms of g*um.

Well, today is the fourth of July—the Grand and Glorious Fourth!

And we scheduled to load

flux with a clear dock!

Also it happens to be

the morning after the night before for a lot of people 1 know—especially since Young Stribling lost his "fight of the ages." Strange as it may seem, Scotty Phillips hacked the wrong man and we are of the opinion that by doing so Scot

ty gave the Southern fist thrower considerably more prestige than he deserved among those who are sportingly inclined—much to their dis gust. It takes years to build a reputation, Scottv, but only a few minutes to lose it!

Ancl now we are about to take leave of you but before doing so we are moved to quote the old Arabian Proverb: The remedy against bad times is to be patient with them. As the "old maestro" says: "I hope you like it." 0. Kennth Falor and Harold Nidy Steamer John G. Munson

We are depending on Jack Anderson to keep us posted as to the progress being made at the new golf course. He seems to be quite enthused

Date of Meeting: July 2, 1931. Members present: G. Beck, chairman: G. Hoy, secretary; H. Knight, P. Fleming, B. Beauvis. L. Graham, A. McRae, J. Miller, committee

with it but we understand there is still room for


improvement. But perhaps it was nobody's fault but his own that he lost so many balls. "Moxie" MacDonald was considerably irri

tated to find that the party who splashed white paint so promiscuously the other day while he and his gang were painting the deck up forward were only some seagulls.

We regret that illness has made it necessary

for Captain MacLean to go ashore for treat ment. We all hope to see him back with us very soon. Meanwhile, Captain Dahlhurg has assum ed command of the Bradley.

Business must be picking up—we have at the

Meeting called to order at 7 p. m. with all available members of the crew present. The minutes of the last meeting were read, all sug gestions and recommendations having been carried out, some of which are being worked out at present.

A report was made by the unloading crews that the starboard belt was giving considerable trouble at intervals during the unloading. The

condition existing was reported as being dan gerous, due to the fact that large openhearth fell from the belt along the incline. It was the consensus of opinion that this should be taken care of at the earliest convenience. Several idler

boards were found that allowed idler pullies to

present time no less than two full sized radio

shift. We have partially improved this condi raffles. "Chink" Thorsen is disposing of his tion by renewing some of the boards. A one man staging is being constructed for "Splitdorf" and Norman MacLean is his sales use in cleaning stone out of manager. Otto Sparre is offer pigeon holes in hopper house, ing some little competition as practice make* perfect thereby avoiding the former he is selling chances on his allPRACTICE SAFETV ALL practice of using a ladder for electric "Roister" receiver. THE TIME AND VOU'LL "Chick" should have a compar that purpose. MAKE A PERFECT atively easy task in cornering The throttle lever on hatch .TAFETY RECORD/ the raffle market since they say it takes a Scotchman to sell a Scotchman!

Eddie Beck has recently de-

winch has been changed to op posite side to avoid reaching over cable, when operating en gine.

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It was suggested that a member of the engi neering department examine all tools to assure safety in that respect. Captain MacLean gave a short talk, regard ing conditions on board ship, also passed a fav orable comment on the co-operation of the crew in regards to safety first and other respects. Chief Fngr. Urdal mentioned with regret the

lost time accident in the engineering department due to ;i misunderstanding. The condition is be ing rectified, all the members of the. engineer ing department were cautioned of the dangers present in the boiler and engine rooms. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p. m.

a wicked banjo we are just about ready to enter into competition with Guy Lombardo et al. Do we have rythm, And How!

Together with our

Amos 'n' Andy imitators we are all set to put on a first class minstrel and hereby nominate our genial second mate as master of ceremonies, or to be more exact, interlocutor. One of the Admirals from a fish tug was aboard looking the boat over, lie asked the mate if we had a Diesel engine. Al was non plussed for the moment but investigation re vealed it was Erik breaking in a new briar. Lost: One 1-11). can of Bakers Cocoa.

It the weather gets any hotter than it has been for the last week or so we are going to stop burning coal and move our boilers out on deck. Pete, our second cook, says he is going to order shade trees from Sears, Roebuck 6c Co.

We have already quit burning fuel in our galley stove, we are utilizing the sun's rays.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Chief Urdal in his recent bereavement upon the death of his father who passed away recently. Captain Urdal was born in Norway and was a mariner for forty-eight years, thirty-two of which were spent as master. Tho retired from active service, his greatetst delight in his last years was taking a trip on the lake steamers.

Steamer Calcite.

Chas. Sauve, our assistant conveyorman, has joined the Lion Tamers Club. Chas. has gone in for taming unruly belts and how! We are at a loss to know whether he uses a whip or a Spear buj he reports that he has the starboard belt in hand. With Leo as ringmaster we bold ly issue the statement that we can tame any thing but those Ohio mosquitoes. It seems that Leo and Charlie tied seven of them to the boom

the other day but had to let them go as they shifted the boom five inches.


move over




when we pass Marine City. Our ships orchestra



growing both in size and vol ume.

Steamer Calcite

Dale of Meeting: June 29th at 6:30 p. m.

Present: Captain McQuinn and Chief Suttle, retary; and John Miller, Donald MacLeod, Robley Wilson. John UbI, Eugene Jones and How ard Schaum.

Notes from the last meeting were read, sug gestions commented Upon and progress of work noted.

The following suggestions were brought up at this meeting: Suggested: That new rope be secured to re place old rope on bunker hatch tackles. The rope now in use is unsafe for the strain applied. Suggested: That the bare steam and exhaust rance in fire hold be covered, thus preventing

the possibility of firemen or coal passers being burned if coming in contact with them. Suggested: That railing on after house at port

ladder from Maine deck lie repaired. Suggested: That all men be warned against walking up the ladders without using their hands to steady themselves, this may prevent a fall in

case of slipping; where if a person's hands are not on the ladder a slip may mean a bad fall. Cargo Clippingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Calcite The crew of the Steamer Calcite are all work

ing towards an economic operation, in fact are so interested in keeping down costs, that they told Johnny Miller it won't he necessary to buy fish for

our Friday


We have fishing-

poles, baits of all descriptions, but to date the

Bernie says that he is going to to

E. G. Motttotix, Reporter.

elbows in the forward steam line at tunnel ent

It is very seldom that two stone boats get to gether at an unloading dock at the same time. However the last trip to Fairport we were greatly pleased to meet our old friends on the


ed : liberal reward.

Chris Swarts, chairman; N. R. Henderson, sec

Congratulations were in order several trips ago on the arrival of a daughter at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, June 14th.

the Canadian shore so


please return to Frank Berg; no questions ask

Musical Murmursâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Munson

It was recently augment

ed by the addition of a piano accordian manipulated by the nimble fingers of Frank Miller,

the coming King of the Ivories. With Ike}- Klingshirn picking-



only one who has proven his worth as a fisher man is our first assistant Harry Sloane: he pulled in a nice four pound Northern Pike, measuring 27 MOPE WE OF .fAFETV

inches from stem to stern. The


ships reporter was present at


but he forgot the exact size of Harry's sunny smile.

the time the fish was measured



some repair work

was on

doing our


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loading hopper.

He asked Pat MacKenzie to

get a backing out punch. Pat went to the en gine room and asked "What's a Mackinaw Punch?"

Steamer B. H. Taylor

Date of Meeting: July 1, 1931. Present: D. E. Nauts, chairman; Wm. Shay,

secretary; and Walter Callam, Ed. Ehrke, Claire

Rudgers", Walter Eggleston, Edw. Johnson.

Ide To A Steward

Lost! Somewhere between Sunset and Sunrise,

One golden Pineapple, set with many pointed spurs,

The July Safety Meeting was called to order at seven p. m. this evening and in addition to

the regular members was attended by Capt. Pearse, Chief LaBounty, Second Asst. Gatons

Search in vain, for it's gone forever.

and fifteen additional members ol



Certain members of our crew are becoming studious, if we can judge between conversation

Meeting was opened by reviewing our June meeting, and the report on results from recom

of Messers Bacon and MacLeod.

mendations made at that time.

We are still in

doubt which has the best dictionary.

A letter from Mr. Valentin pertaining to care

and handling of mooring cables was read by

Harry Sloane has threatened to put a coin box on our washing machine and charge each one five cents for its use. Harry, we are afraid it might be classed as restraint of trade.

stead of the becket. As our meeting was being

Mr. Wm. Patchkowski is now the proud fath er of a baby boy. Many congratulations, Wil

held forward of number one hatch, an examina tion of our beckets was made to ascertain the

liam, and thanks for the cigars.

the chairman. This dealt with a recent accident where a deckhand received serious injury to

fingers from handling a cable by the bight in

size of wire used for beckets, as this injured man had stated that his reason for so handling

The crew of the Steamer Calcite has coined a

the cable was to avoid cutting his hands on the

new word, which takes place of many longer words and in some cases a complete sentence.

thin wire. They were found to consist of strands

It has been estimated that after a short time,

the monosylable will take a great place in Amer ican speech, thus greatly simplifying the Art of conversation.

For instance if some one should

come Up to you With a complicated question to be answered, or asking your advice, and yott happened to be pressed for time, just say, "Goop." It means Yes, No, Maybe, Hello or Goodbye, and many other things too numerous to mention.

Bacon slipped on a bathing suit and went swimming at Fairport the last trip there. He is now suffering with a case of Ultra Violent Ray. Tt was hot, the flies, bugs and mosquitoes were thick : the boys were standing against the after rail when, Zipâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;off went Andy's glasses. He isn't sure whether it was just a common fly

or a Lake St. Clair mosquito but anyway the fly won't have them long, as flies are always leav ing their specks behind them. Ah-Ha! Mystery? Chief Suttle coming up the deck saw a naked light weaving to and fro round about in the forward engine room. But

it was only Rod looking for a few inches of Vacuum.

In closing this chatter, Roland Francis Bacon say "Goop." The train of time and op portunity has no rear entrance ;



of a regular mooring cable and about threeeights inch in diameter. After a practical dem onstration of the proper method of handling beckets. it was decided that they were of suffi cient diameter to prevent cutting of the hands when pulling on same and that the present con dition of same was satisfactory to the commit tee.

Capt. Pearse stated that although there has been considerable swimming from the boat this hot weather of the past few weeks, he was glad to see that the proper precautions had been taken at all times and under the supervision of a competent man on deck. Considerable discussion was given to an arti cle in the May Lake Carriers Bulletin concerning the carrying of bundles up and down ladders at the docks, and the recommendation therein that a basket be kept by ladder for pulling bundles

and packages aboard.

The general opinion of

those present was that a man coining aboard a vessel on a ladder was observing proper pre

caution if one hand was free to steady and guide himself. It is seldom that anyone brings back

anything but clothing or light bundles and if, for any reason, he felt himself in danger, he would "not hesitate to drop them. It was agreed that a basket or bucket by the ladder would be

a very handy thing to have in case someone does return with more than he can


carry in one hand.

Speaking further of ladders, Chief LaBounty stated that he


considered the most dangerous


The man who really knows himself is quite sure to be a

to go down a ladder facing away from it for if one slipped there would be no possible way

modest man.

of catching; oneself

you have to enter by the front door if vou care to ride.

practice of all was to attempt



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ing injury. He added that if a man is seen do ing this he should be warned once, and if he

persists in his dangerous practice he should be discharged without any further hesitation. A man careless in this respect is very apt to be taking chances elsewhere. Since our last meeting, awnings have been put up around aft, making it impossible for a man on deck to throw the lifeboat cover lashings under boats. Asst. Conveyorman Halleck stated that he had seen a man standing on the bulwarks in order to throw lashings over the awning and under boat. This dangerous practice has been remedied by use of a pikepole to pull lashings under boat.

Meeting adjourned. Twice Told Talesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Taylor By the time Screenings is off the press the Fourth will be a thing of the past, but at pres ent all the boys are figuring time, counting hours and figuring trips to see whether or not we will be in Rogers for the Fourth. The aver age member of the crew hasn't been ashore for the Fourth for the last four years. For the past ten days we have had Mr. Burns

of the Sperry Gyro Compass Company with us. He proved to be a congenial shipmate and his

Optimism is a great thing.

The newspapers

laughed at Doctor Coue and his theory that was based on mental suggestion but is seems as if they had changed their opinion of his treatment for almost every one of the rags are using "In dications Show Business Is Getting Better." As they have been using this cure for the last year, it business doesn't pick up within the next decade or so, we will begin to lose faith in your theory, Dr. Coue.

Hard times and business depression don't mean a thing to Al Goodreau, our genial stew ard. In spite of the heat, which is doubly fierce in the galley, he still continues to tickle our pal ates with the most tasty rations ever served by sea-going cook. We believe in giving credit where credit is due and not waiting until a man is dead before doing so. No doubt, dear read er, you think that I am writing this to curry favor and to secure an extra dish of ice cream,

but this opinion is erroneous as any member ol the crew will testify that Al is impartially giv ing the maximum amount of favors now and none remain to be gained by the loathsome

pandering of the ship reporter. And the same, to a certain degree, applies to the galley crew, although we are oft wont to wage wordy battle with them.

absence is felt.

The radio department of the ship did a thriv ing bit of business when the ship made it's first trip of the season down the rivers to Fairport. Some of the fellows went home, some had their folks come to see thein.

Those that were not

included in these two classes enjoyed the famil iar old scenery along the river so everybody was happy. Some more trips like this would not be amiss. Oh! No, not hintin' anything. We were all interested in the account of the

presentation of the President's medal to Emer son Lee. A concrete example like this brings to the people who read of it, the benefits of safety. The greatest thing a person can do is to save the life of another. Any instruction with the object of teaching people how to do this, cannot be given too much attention or praise.

Jimmy Gatons tells us of a little negro boy that dashed into the corner drug store and asked to use the phone. The following conver sation ensued.

"Is this Missis Jones? - - - Does you need a

Fred Wetherton says that football may be a more brutal game than croquet but croquet is more wicket.

Ed Fhrke is going in for taxidermy in a large way. All he needs is some specimens to work on. If any one kills an owl or any other kind of bird and doesn't know what to do with it, leave it in the dock office for us.

By the Beard of the Profit! it is waxing warm this aft. May Allah be gracious unto thee and give thee a low golf score. Be seein' ya. "1 was sorry for your wife in church this morning when she had a terrific attack of

coughing and every one turned to look at her." "You needn't worry about that. She was wearing a new hat."

The person who has so much vitality as to lead him to defy the laws of health, assured that he pays no price, no matter how he lives, is

likely to be the first to exhaust his account of health prematurely. On the other hand, ob servance of the laws of hygiene affords wonder ful results in producing vitali

good boy to work for you ? No isficd with the one you has?

Are vou sat-

The druggist, surprised at the broad smile on his face, asked him if he wasn't disap



Alright, thank'you."

pointed. "Oh, no, Ah has a job, Ah was jus' checking up on my self."






companies are discovering that even weak and sick people will, if they take good care of themselves, outlive those with robust constitutions who abuse their health.

A mighty good example to follow.

Quit arguing, get the facts.


Never a day without something of gladness, Something to soften and sweeten the sadness; Something to startle the eye or entrance it, Never a day but a smile may enhance it,

Never a day that isjust like its brother; Always it's different in some way or other. Comes a new bud into blossom, or maybe

A new tooth is found in the mouth of the baby; Somebody leaves us or somebody tarries; Someone goes visiting, somebody marries; Some man invents a new trinket to sell us,

Somebody stops with a new jest to tell us. When the day dawns there is no way of knowing What joy is coming or what care is going. What if above us the storm clouds may hover, We may in trouble a new fiend discover. What if we wake to the same dreary duty,

The eye may find somewhere a new touch of beauty. Never a day without something worth seeing, Something worth doing and something worth being. Even the oldest find something to live for, Something to wait for and something to give for. Always some new joy or problem arises, Never a day dawns without some surprises. (Copyright '93' by Rugar A Guctt.)

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Thomas Kelley


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William Heller


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T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


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Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp Capt. William MacLean

Chief John Sparre STR. B. H. TAYLOR

Capt. F. F. Pearse

Chief Guy LaBounty STR. CALCITE

Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle


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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published monthly for the employees of the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company, Rogers City, Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare. The columns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons, safety suggestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name of the department and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. J. A. VALENTIN, Editor.


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We regret very much to report an accident in

our quarry blasting operation on Friday, July 10th, about 2:50 p. m. due to a premature ex

plosion resulting in the death of Charles Pauquette and seriously injuring John Schlager. Thedore Haselhuhn and Leo Paull of the blast

ing crew and Cyrus Bessie, casing puller, receiv ed minor injuries due to flying stone but were able to continue A blast of 41 which had been Tiad been loaded

work alter receiving first aid. holes was being loaded, 27 of loaded with dynamite and four with L.O.X. The explosion oc curred during the loading of the fifth hole with L.O.X. Four cartridges were dropped to the bottom of the hole which was 42 ft. deep and the fifth cartridge stuck in the hole about 15 ft. to 18 ft. from the top. Schlager and Pauquette were attempting to dislodge the cart ridge by the usual method of pushing it with a wood .n pole when the explosion occurred. This is the first accident experienced with ex plosives since the beginning of operations in 1912. During this time a large quantity of ex plosives, amounting to millions of pounds, has been safely handled. L.O.X. has been used successfully in the quar

ry blasting operation since 1928.

No definite

cause of this explosion has been determined. However, it is believed that a spark from some unknown source ignited some of the free carbon

present in the bore hole which then ignited the cartridge which was stuck and also the other four cartridges in the bottom of the hole. The work was being carried on in the regular man

ner and apparently no unusual condition existed to account for the premature explosion. The L.O.X. plant has been shut down tempor arily and an investigation is now being made to determine a method to eliminate cartridges

from getting stuck while being dropped in a bored hole before reaching the bottom.

It is

also planned to change the process of manu facturing the dry cartridges in which the car bon will be subjected to treatment which will render it less sensitive to sparks and flame. Since the accident Mr. Schlager has been con fined to the local hospital from which he will

be released shortly.

Present indications are

that when his left arm which was lacerated by

- the explosion, is healed he will be in as good a physical condition as he was prior to the accident.






President John G. Munson recently received a very grateful letter from a Mr. Fred C. Baldock of Detroit commending the crew of the Steamer John G. Munson for their efforts in bringing aid to him and his party, which con sisted of Arthur M. Swigert, Victor N. Hansen and Cleo Cowell when their motor boat swamp ed in Lake St. Clair on the night of July 16th. The men had been in the water about one and

one-half hours when they were sighted by the crew of the Steamer Munson, who being unable to maneuver to make the rescue, called assist

ance from shore which was answered by Mr. Peter Saver of Jefferson Beach, who effected the rescue by the aid of the crew of the Munson who kept the steamer's searchlight on the cap sized boat until the crew were picked up. Mr. Baldock's commendation was full of praise for the men who participated in accomplishing the rescue.

And thus another entry is made in

the Steamer Munson's book of heroic deeds. OUR COVER PICTURE

Some time prior to 1869 Crawford's Quarry (now the present port of Calcite) was establish ed as a lumbering center and at that time a large part of Presque Isle County was a town ship of the County of Alpena. In 1872 just after the formation of this Coun ty, a Court House was built on the site of the

present Court House in Rogers City, this Vil lage having been established by members of United States Government survey party. The original Court House, not unlike the present one in architecture, was burned in 1881 and on

its foundation the present buiding was con structed. Improvements were added from time to time and most extensively in 1927, and this building now houses the County officials, the jail and provides a place for public meetings and holding the regular session of Circuit Court. Drink the fresh air and bathe in the sunshine

and out in the silent night under the stars say

to yourself, "I am part of all my eyes behold." And the feeling will be that you are not a mere substance between the earth and sky, but a ne

cessary part of the whole. If people would take half as much trouble about health as they do about wealth, disease could be banished.

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IT'S TIME TO IMITATE THE SQUIRREL Altho we are now sweltering in the heat and wishing for a cool breeze, it's high time we be gin to think about winter and it's swirling snow and zero temperatures, and as an aid to your

thoughts, we print the accompanying picture of a local winter scene.

it will not be long now until the squirrel will start laying in his winter stock of provisions and in this, altho he is a





kingdom and we members of the great human race, the squirrel has wisdom and judgment far in excess of many of us. He lays in his winter

food supply in late summer and early fall and then leads a life of contentment while some of us

busy ourselves all winter gathering our daily needs.

It is a mighty good time now to get in that coal and coke you are going to


Accidents apparently defy prediction.

unexpectedly without regard to time, place or circumstance. That is the common impression. In looking over accident experiences covering a period of years, however, it is possible to pre dict certain numbers and types of accidental mishaps with uncanny ability and to foretell just about when and where they will happen. A continual check up on plant conditions and extra precaution in instructing men in their work and thoughtfulness on the part of the workmen have greatly reduced plant accidents. But accidents in the homes and on days of out ings or trips into less familiar sections of the country are far in excess of what they should be. A knowledge of the hazards ,?... '

need for the winter while it's


i:i< ist

i'n .miner,!

nice and dry, and if you really


feel ambitious you can take your trailer and haul it on your days off. And, if you


wish to gather in wood, we will be our employees a they can cut it

»3K' 'Sf: •••4'-l-B*lj ',.-\s •"•..•

some winter glad to show place where but as the



possible for the individual to take the precautions that will

It can be avoid

ed through the development of health habits, through the wearing of proper clothing and avoidance of over-fatigue. Treatment




sists mainly of reducing the victim's temperature. Drowning is the most prom inent type of fatal accident dttring the summer season. Water

hazards are

of course

It May Be Warm Now, But Scenes

greatly reduced

Such As This Are Not Far Away.

learn to swim and when swim

vantage of days off and have a good supply of canned berries on hand. Yes we can learn much from the cunning little squirrel who starts early to lay in the winter stores and then lives a life of contentment while

the wind is howling and the country covered by a blanket of snow.

If you spend all the money you earn, some other fellow is banking your money. Mark Twain once said: "We should be careful

to get out of an experience only the wisdom that

is in it—and stop there; lest we be like the cat hot stove



dition about.

and the same is true with the

that sits down on a


Excessive heat is almost ex

and apples. We understand that many farmers will be glad to give you potatoes if you will help him harvest the crop. And so for a few days work your potato bin can be filled people have already taken ad




clusively a hot weather haz ard. Too much exposure to the sun's rays firings the con

ited we suggest you don't wait too long before you make your wants known. Likewise, it is a good time to start gathering in your winter potatoes, vegetables

Many of our


lead to the greatest degree •>'' summer safety.

supply may be somewhat lim

apple harvest.

It is

presumed that an accident is something that happens undesignedly, something that occurs




when people

ming avoid unnecessary risks.

And when everyone has learned the technique

of artificial respiration, one should remember that the same treatment






electric shock or for one who has been gassed. Resuscitation annually cuts down the toll. Most anyone can learn it. Make sure you and your family have. Between the ages of 5 and 14 accidents cause more than twice as many deaths as the most important disease, and the motor vehicle is now considered the most serious accident hazard, it

being responsible for 33,000 deaths in the Unit ed States last year, and of this number 1,560

that is well; but also she will never sit down

happened in Michigan. We should therefore take extra precaution in

on a cold one anymore."

our summer driving.

never sit down on a hot stove lid again—and

Our habits not only determine how

enjoy living, but how long we can live.

One never can tell what

the other fellow is going to do and courtesy on we


the highway always has its rewards.

When we

get away from our familiar haunts, there are

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always strange hazards and conditions. Grade crossings bob up unexpectedly, regulations and signs may not be the same as those which we are accustomed to and the tendency to divide atten tion between the wheel and scenery is great. NEW DRIVERS LICENSE LAW


Everybody needs some form of amusement.

It not'only'refreshes the mind from the cares and worries of every day life. It refreshes the mind and body and overcomes fatigue tempor arily at least. Some persons find their recreation in various hobbies. They raise vegetable and flower gard

L'nder the provision of Act 91 of the Michigan State Legislature all operators of motor vehicles

ens, play musical instruments, golf, tennis, cards,

who obtained their driver's license before Jan

read and a thousand and one other things that

uary 1, 1925, are required to take out a new li

hold interest.

cense before November 1, 1931.

Recreation does little good unless you enjoy it. Pick out something beneficial you like to do and devote a great deal of your spare time to it. A wholesome hobby should be of benefit.

All licenses is

sued between December 31, 1924 and January 1, 1928 must be renewed before May 1, 1932 and all licenses issued after December 31, 1927 shall ex

pire on November 1, 1932.

We are more or less all faced with serious prob

Forms for making application for licenses may be obtained from the County Clerk or the Main Office and after they have been properly filled, verified under oath before a Notary Public, the

lems in our daily life which need careful consid eration. But a little play will help us smooth

application for license is then taken to the Sheritf who is examining officer for the purpose of examining applications for operators and chauf feurs licenses.

Applications for driver's license should be ac companied by one dollar and five cents. Such license when granted shall run for a period of three years when operator must again make ap plication for renewal. Applications for chauffeur's license should be accompanied by a fee of two dollars and five cents and such license expires on December 31st of each year. When licenses are received they must be

signed by operator and should be carried by the driver at all times when he is using his car.

Departmental records show that applications for new licenses are being made very slowly. Those who neglect to make application before

expiration of license may find themselves with

them out if we can enter thoroughly into the spirit of the occasion. Many of us do not know

how to play, and we are missing some of the finest pleasures of life.

To understand this one

need only to attend one of our league baseball games which are now going on or one of the basket ball games in the winter. Of course we can't all play baseball or basketball, but there

are plenty of other forms of recreation we can take up which will in turn make our job and living more enjoyable. The fellow who has a daily routine of work without a bit of play will find life a drudgery and may not have much but ill health to show for it.

If you can form friendships in the pursuit of recreation, so much the better because one of the greatest gifts we are privileged to enjoy is that of friendship, and recreation whether ol the physical or mental kind, can be much better enjoyed with someone else. BRAGGING "cuts no ice," but no man who

out a license if they wait for the "last minute"

has caught a large fish totes it home through a


back allev.

Attending a Safety Meeting of the Drilling Department

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Just a Visit With Mr. and Mrs. Tax Payer Every employee of the Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company is a tax payer, and while a large majority of the employees pay taxes di rect, every person living in this community con tributes his share to our Local, State and Fed eral Government costs.

Kv'ry citizen is a stockholder in our Govern ment

His voice in the Government is his vote

just as a corporation stockholder votes his shares of stock at the meetings for election of

officials and transaction of other corporate bus iness.

Based on a study of the number of votes cast at local elections previous to this time it is an established fact that not more than half of the

qualified voters of the community are exercising their rights and privilege in a most important part in the Government of our community and, even of the Country. It is most important that every voter cast his vote at every election. Of ficials elected by large majorities and by votes in large numbers are assured




support in general than officials elected where the vote is very light. Officials elected by a large majority also carry a broader responsibil ity, a sense of service much broader than il elected by a mere handful of voters. The chanc




By R. B. HENLEY, Auditor

Based on Knowledge and Experience Gained Not Only As An Officer of The Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company, But Thru Affiliation With the Village Council and Thru Kindred Channels. vuliug Ior the less fortunate of the County— Poor Fund—12.5 per cent.

3. Construction and maintenance of County Roads—7.5 per cent.

4. Retirement of Court House repair bonds, the last of which is payable March. 1932—4.5 per cent.

5. General Township expense including salsupervisor and other officials—1.6 per





Rogers City Band- -1 /> per cent. Rogers Township Roads, including nm-

struction and maintenance—2.8 per cent. S. School expense for approximately seven

hundred children at about $130.00 each per year, two-thirds of which expense is local, the balance

being provided by State Funds—33.0 per cent.

es are Strongly that more competent officials

9. Village expense including fire protection,

can be elected by a large vote as it makes it more difficult for persons of less ability to be elected to these various offices of importance. Almost $200,000 annually, based on 1930. is

Village share of street paving, salaries and all other miscellaneous expense—10.0 per cent.

expended in the upkeep and operation of our

The tax money is charged to the people on the basis of the value of their property and is

This is a large amount of money, almost $700.00 per working day, and the administration of an

contributed by an owner direct, by a renter throtigh his rent and even by a visitor to the community in any purchases he makes locally. The value of the property is placed by assess-

Village, Township and Count}- Government.

expenditure of this size should be in the hands of officials competent to wisely spend this money

Total Local Tax Dollar, per cent.



and to properly protect the interest of lax payers who are all interested in pro

gressive government in all its phases on a conserva tive basis.

Based oil the year 1930

the expenditure of this money divided per dollar

was approximately as Eollows:

1. Count y Officials, Co ur t blouse upkeep, Courts,



state Institutions, Agri cultural Agent, and dona tions to various develop ment and charitable orga

nizations—26.5 per cent. 2. Temporary relief, maintenance of County In-

fimary and other expenses in connection with pro-

The Original Unit of the Improved School Facilities For Rogers City, New Used For the Primary Department of the Public Schools

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A Village Progressing Without Excessive Taxation Costs

ors or supervisors, elected by the people, who prepare the tax roll. This assessment is passed upon by a Board of Review meeting publicly so that any tax payer may, before the tax is spread,

formed than is the private dollar. This is due to several reasons many of which lie in the power of each community to correct. Perhaps the most important reason is that quite often

investigate the value of his assessment for the purpose of equitable distribution of Government expense. Ilaving established a value upon the property owned on which the taxes are assessed, budgets are presented including the expenditure necessary for the various operations and main tenance of Government Departments and facil ities and then the Board of Supervisors, the Township Board, the Board of Education and the Village Council, each in so far as their juris diction reaches, decide the rate to apply to the property to produce the revenue required. Then,

officials are elected for reasons other than their

of course, in due time the Treasurer of the var

ious Government units by notice or bills collect the tax due.

Our experience over the past several years is that in the expenditures of large amounts of money there are bound to be many dollars ap plied in ways that do not produce the value that

is due to and expected by the tax payers.

The tax dollar is probably more susceptible to production of smaller value




ability and suitability for the office to which they aspire. It is herein that lies the power of the tax payer to control his taxes.

Contributing also to wasteful expenditure is the fact that our Government is divided into small units which we inherited from the time

when transportation and



very slow. This causes a duplication of over head that could be corrected by establishment of larger units of Government and due to modearn transportation and communication contact would be as easy over perhaps five times the area as it was a hundred years ago. The cry for tax relief at the present time has been heard in practically every legislature in the United States and studies of the problem have offered solution after solution,



them practical, some of them radical. It is the one question today in Government that is get ting deservedly a great amount of attention. However, the cry is directed largely toward the State tax and it




that the State tax is only ten per cent of the total taxation. This is really the

answer the legislators bring back home to their constit

uents with a suggestion that as long as ninety per cent of the tax raised is for

local expenditures it wotilc be wise to consider the eco nomical administration of

this larger percentage of tax money in order to make the greatest savings. This community is no ex

ception in the pleas for tax

The Pride of the Community and Its Operation So Administered That Annual Reduction in Tax Expense

is Being Effected.

relief and this community should be no exception in taking up the suggestions of the legislators that the greatest savings can be " „ ,1

,.;, i . _. il...,,,,.

made light at Home.


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The support and strength of your pleas for tax relief lies in your vote. We urge you to suppp-rt your plea in this way, wisely and care fully; supporting the candidates for the various offices who are qualified to administer the funds entrusted to them in a most careful and business

like way.

We suggest that you apply the same

study at the time of voting for a public officer that you would apply in the election of officials running a business in which you are a stockhold er or in which you are interested. This Company has an interest and quite a large interest in matters of this kind. The Township in which we are situated and which includes about one-fourth of the population of the County pays considerable over half of the total tax of the County and pays almost threeFourths of the amount of money discussed in this article. The interest of the Company is also based Upon the fact that the employees of this Company are affected to a large extent by unwarranted taxation which in turn affects the

whole community and





The story of accidents in the plant, in otu homes and on our highways is a familiar one to most of us, but the story of accidents that oc

cur while people are playing games is new p|d interesting.

For instance, il* someone asked you to list the popular sports that cause the most accidents, you would probably lead off with football, box

ing, basketball, etc. And you would be wrong. A large insurance company has recently ex amined some 5,000 compensation cases where the victims were injured in sports, Golf lead off! Swimming and baseball followed in order while football was far down oil the list. too.

Ol course more people play golf than football but there's another reason why there were so

few football cases.

tion and a part year operation on a competitive basis and it is. therefore, to the mutual interest

of the employees and also of this Company to give attention to matters of this kind. The foregoing article will




other articles more in detail, dealing with ex

The player is conditioned.

He is trained to a fine c(\^t and is fit mentally

and physically.

And besides he wears protec

tive clothing.

communities as it adds a eontrolabie cost item

to the production of limestone which contributes about ninety percent of the payroll in this and the surrounding vicinity. The annual tax bill of this Company is large enough, reduced to cents per ton. that it may mean the difference between a full year opera


ing came in for quite a number of the mishaps,

In short he is trained to meet hazardous con

ditions and as a result the hazards usually fail to materialize. BE A DOER

Virtue by itself is not enough, or anything like enough. Strength must be added lu it, am' the determination to use that strength. The good man who is effective is not able to make his goodness of much account to the people as a whole.

No matter how much a man hears the

words, small is the credit attached to him if he

fails to be a doer also: and in serving the Lord

pense of individual local Government units and


offices and while our files are not complete, there is a large amount of accurate information available concerning our local tax problems to

in his business as well as cultivate fervency of

all who will interest themselves further.





needs avoid

Spirit.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Theodore Roosevelt.

Laugh with folksâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;not at them.

Safety lies in living like a





how much money you have and above all things bring your children up to be use ful to perform the neces sary tasks of life. Never to be


doing good

plain old-fashioned work. Any one




term "menial" is ladened with intellectualism. Thereare no menial tasks. The

necessary is sacred and the useful is divine. Keep your feet on the earth, even tho

your head is in the clouds. Do





set yourself apart as some thing special or peculiar. Have intellect, but build it on a common sense basis.

Now We Find Such Road Conditions As These Rapidly Disappearing From Our Community To a Very Great Mutual Advantage


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Precautions And Safe Practices 1. All cylinders carrying oxygen or acetylene are manufactured under close inspection, are provided with proper safety devices, and are


Consequently they are safe


3. When transporting cylinders by means of a crane or derrick, use cradle, boat, or suitable


Never use slings or an electric mag




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the puipose intended and it is only necessary to pi event their abuse. 1. Full cylinders should be used in rotation as received from the supplier.

Unless cylinders are on a suitable truck,

regulators should be removed when the outfit is moved.

5. Cylinders should be kept far enough away from the actual welding or cutting operation so that sparks or flame will not reach them. 6. Close valves when moving cylinders.

7. Always close cylinder valves when work is finished.

8. Always close valves of empty cylinders. 9. Never use cylinders as rollers or supports even if considered empty. ACETYLENE CYLINDERS

1. Call acetylene by its full name—"Acety lene"—and not by the word "Gas." Acetylene is far different from city gas or furnace gas. 2. Acetylene is a fuel gas and. since it will burn, it must be kept away from fire. 3. Acetylene cylinders should be handled carefully. Rough handling knocks or falls are liable to damage the cylinder, valve or fuse plugs


In the Storage, Care and Handling of OxyAcetylene Weiding and Cutting Equipment

given most severe tests, according to specifica tions established by the



J. Xever tamper with fuse pings* (>. Open the cylinder valve slowly. 7. Do not open an acetylene cylinder valve more than one and one-hall turns of the spindle.


Always use the special tee-wrench provid

ed lor the acetylene cylinder valve. 9. Leave this special wrench in position on the stem of the acetylene valve while cylinder

is in use so the acetylene can be quickly turned off in case of emergency.

If this wrench is lost

a new one may be obtained from the acetylene supplier. 10. Xever use acetylene from a cylinder with out a pressure reducing regulator. 11. When returning empty cylinder to the original supplier by freight or express, send the

original bill of lading to them promptly.


sure to close the valves.

KNOW THE SUCCESS FAMILY The father of success is Work. The mother of success is Ambition.

The oldest son is Common Sense.

Some of the other




Honesty, 4'horotighness, Foresight, Enthusiasm, and Co-operation. The oldest daughter is Character. Some of her sisters are Cheerfulness. Loyalty,

Courtesy. Care, Economy and Harmony.

used with valve-end up. and not be .allowed to

The new baby is always Opportunity. Cet well acquainted with the "Old Man" and you will be able to get along pretty well with

lie on their sides.

all the rest of the familv.

and cause leakage.

4. Acetylene cylinders should be stored and

The best preparation Eor good work tomorrow is to do good work today. The best preparation for life in the






Loyalty is the greatest lubricator in life.

It saves

the wear and making daily decisions


best to do.






balance and makes results cumulative. The. man whet

is loyal to his work is not worrying nor perplexed by doubts.

He sticks to the

ship and if the ship found

A Part of the $60,000 Paving Program in Past Two Years All Paid Except Less Than 510,000 In Bonds Outstanding.

ers, he goes down a hero with the colors flying at the mast and band play ing.

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You Can Help Prevent Waste The Question

Nobody ever was. is or will be perfect.


ami the more expert we become in our work, the mistakes We are

men who



the cut pieces. In both cases anyone will agree




WasvsliKe .Rceidems Is Due

the former is "working


for" the company while


the latter




with" the company. And


thus we could cite you many similar examples



factory work can read ily be excused. On the other hand, you will agree that it is hard to excuse


hammer or bar to Loosen

others unless it teaches us to avoid errors.

their best to


ing the more or less delicate equipment, as compared to the fellow who finishes his burn ing and then shuts off the torch and uses a

we not

profiting' bv our own experience or that of Mistakes


Working "For" Or Working "With" The Company

all make mistakes, but the more careful we are f e w e r make.







prevent waste. The man who "works



employer appreciates the importance of pre


are caused by indiffer

venting waste and uses

ence or carelessness.

his head to avoid losses of time and materials

It's a mistake for any workman to say "1 do my work. Why should I worry about waste." He shouldn't worry about


wherever possible. Many a man has got ten to the point where he does his job in a routine way and he may be doing many little things that he could do


worrying doesn't do anyone any good. But every workman should be thinking about waste and should be interested enough in his job and

company to










differently and save his company money. It's a good thing for all of us

to check up on ourselves now to find out wheth You Can Save On These Items.








slipping and doing our

appreciation for the job he has and in loyalty to his company and. second, because every work man profits in proportion when a company is successful. While there are not many ways an

job in the easiest way most economical way.

individual workman can benefit his company outside of doing his work well, here is one placehe can be of additional help and alter all waste prevention like accident prevention is just part of ever}- man's job and a part of the work for which he is being paid. One fellow is doing what he thinks he ought to do and gets by for the amount of wages he is drawing. The other fellow does his work as he

port it to your foreman who will see to it that you get proper credit for your suggestion and in

thinks it should be done and the way he would want it done if he were hiring someone to do it

instead of the safest and

In going about the plant or in your depart ment il you see a way a saving can be made, re this way you will be giving proof of honest and loyal service which you may be sure will be ap preciated.

MUCH of today's grief reminds us of "The

Story of a Fish." A big, healthy, ambitious pike was put in a tank and separated by a clear plateglass partition from a school of minnows.


wanted a piece of round iron bar one foot long

days the pike continued to strike at every min now that approached, taking his bumps regu larly and heroically. Finally, however, he gave up. convinced of the futility of it all, his spirit

and one inch in diameter.


for him. To illustrate this we can

take a



He went out to the

stock pile and sawed it off a twelve foot rod in storage. Another fellow went to the sera]) pile and readily found a piece that would cut to the size needed. Or take a man burning a piece of plate with an acetylene torch and when finished

the piece stuck, the operator uses the torch as a hammer to break off the piece, thus damag-

The glass partition was then removed and thereafter the minnows swam all around that

big pike in perfect safety.

lie was thoroughly

sold on the idea that business was bad! It's not counts.

the Job, Fait the wav it's done that

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Hooks and Slices

By Jack Kinville

The accompanying picture portrays better than we can write of an episode which took place on the local golt course a few days ago, and in which a prominent member of the office force was the leading character. This usually genial, though at times temperamental olfice worker is pictured during an aggravating round oi

golf, but the picture only partly portrays the anguish and disgust which he experienced on this devastating round. Flis usually placid countenance is distorted beyond recog nition and we can fully sympathize with him in his hour of anguish. The picture shows him in the act of abandoning his clubs to his caddie (he reclaimed them the next day) and leav

ing the other members of his foursome long before the round had been completed.

He can usually be counted up

on to play the nineteenth hole in par and it is hard to be lieve that he passed this up. Me again resolved to quit the game forever (Resolution No. 199 by actual count) and to

devote his time and energies in the future to some other form of endeavor.

The outburst pictured here was occasioned by this office worker taking thirteen strokes on a pal" five hole. One of his opponents was unkind enough to inquire if his caddie carried along an adding machine to tally his score. Golfers have been known to go completely insane on much less provocation than this. As golf resolutions go, this one was lorgotten in a day or two, and this same golfer was at it again. We are glad to report that he negotiated the course on his next round with a much better score, and everything seems rosy again. The writer has been sworn to secrecy as to the identity of this well known and temperamental

prominent office worker. You can keep on guessing.


The match play tournament now in progress will not be completed for a week or two.


ing this tournament, another has been arranged at medal play, with full handicaps. During Sep tember, a match play tournament will be staged to determine the club champion among the mem bership. A handsome trophy emblematic of the championship will be tendered to the winner, to be held by him until a similar tournament next year and succeeding years. The caddies at the golf course are engaged in an elimination tournament to determine the championship in that group. The final play will take place Wednesday morning, August 26th. Each Monday and Wednesday morning finds the caddies hard at it, and some good scores are being turned in by them.

How They Stand In Inter-Department Base Ball Amid the cries of "We'll show ya." "Naw, Ya can't do that" and "Let's go." Hilary leads his ball tossers to action. And the Mill put a score into the Drillers just a while back when they took a three run lead in the first inning. Com


By G. R. Jones

bining two hits, a hit batsman and an infield

hard games to prove their worth, however. Wall says that the race from now on will be for second place onlyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;-first place is already taken care of by his huskies. Time will tell. Kelley says that his team won one just to show folks that when they get startedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;We'll

error, when Max F>ellmore hit one, the net total

let them prove that shortly.

was three- runs for the Mill and a rosy inning for Hilary. Ik-fore the arrival of the final fifth, the drillers eked out two runs and with two out. two

on. F>running. the slugging driller, smashed a hot one through the infield, giving his team a 4 to 3 margin.

And another soda on Walter!

They say Man

ager Meyers feeds those wild sluggers Irom out South a little pep in the form of chocolate sodas. One fan calls it a Coco-Cola inspiration, Never-

And then the Track crew




Quarry team hustle to dig up that 5 to 4 win. Pollock, Modrynski and followers have an in experienced club but show much better form than at

the season's start.



the one

member on the team with experience and does a nice job at twirling. We never hear "Billy" Heller or his General Repair tossers say much. We take it that they

are thinking plenty and especially



happen August 25. The Repair team has yet to

ll:e-less. this nine representing the Drillers has been the surprise of the league and have two

foe defeated but must face the Drills, Merchants

games to play to achieve a perfect record. Two

and Laffin's Quarry team before they can make

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themselves heard. That's a tough meal for any club to put away without trouble.

Laffiu's Quarry team is staying right up with the leaders, playing good



having a

chance to trip up some of the undefeated. This Quarry bunch is full of fight, the usual Quarry hurry and go spirit. The Construction Nine is just rolling along playing everybody with a grim determination but losing by small margins. Their followers

GLOSSARY OF GOLF TERMS Address the ball is struck.





Approach—The shot to the green. Away—Fartherest from the hole and i.s played first.

P>aff—Striking the ground with the sole of the club.

Baffy—A lofted wooden club used on the fair

call them the "Hard-Luck" team. It's rumored that their star hurler "Fddie" Heller uses all his


energy picking berries and has none left at game time. Anyway, Eddie's last game against "Bill"


The granddaddy of the present spoon.

Birdie—A hole negotiated in one stroke under

Radka's butchers, bakers and candlestick makers

Bisqtte—A one-stroke handicap that can be

was well done, the Merchants having a hard

taken at any time by the player receiving it. provided he announces his choice before the first shot on the next hole is played. Used only in match play.

time winning 3 to 1.

The Merchants true to form have an eye for business and don't let much slip past them. They have one defeat to mar their record, but they look unbeatable right now. Manager Julius says, "We're still the threat ening "snag" for any of this bunch. Just a littlehard luck kept us from winning these close con tests of ours."

The Interdepartment league seems to be more

popular than ever this season.

The number of

spectators are many and we hope they are hav

ing lots of pleasure keeping pace with the ath letes.

By the way, the Umpires even report a banner year. The razz berries haven't been over-ripe,

Bogey—Col. Bogey is the mythical name of a man who established his own reasonable score

for each hole in defiance of "par."

Bulger—The type ol wooden club whose face is built in a convex curve to minimize hooks and slices.

Bunker—Formerly an artificial hazard run ning across the fairway. More recently applied to the modern sand trap. Bye—Tw<> definitions: (1) The odd man in a tournament who draws the privilege of not playing against an opponent in the first round, and (2) Holes yet to be played when the match

accidents few, etc. Bill Warwick, "Pete" Kelley, "Nig" Joppich. Ossie Voight and a few other faithfuls have evidently been giving satisfac

is finished.


clubs and offers advice.

Standings August 5th Won Lost





General Repair Merchants Mill




Quarry (Laffin) Yard









- "






Pools of rainwater, for instance.

Chip Shot—Very short







green, hit with back spin.






Cleek—An iron or wood club with a trifle less loft than the mid-iron.




Casual Hazard—Any hazard that is caused by the elements, and not a planned part of the



Quarry (Kellev)








Caddie—The player's "Man Friday."











Cup—The object hole on the green. And also a small hole or depression on the course. Cut shot—A shot produced by bringing the club head across the ball with the face of the


club laid back.

This produces side spin and

Below is the preliminary and first round grouping among the twenty-one entries for the

causes the ball to stop dead when it lands.

annual M. L. & C. Company tennis tournament. Preliminary Round: J. P. Kinville vs. George Jones: C. A. Storms vs. R. C. Stanbrook ; Irvin

putt is merely a formality is said to be "dead." Dormy—A player who has won the same num

L. Clymer vs. R. Dueltgen Jr.; N. Hoeft vs. Guy Hardin: J. A. Valentin vs. L. R. Goodin. 1st Round: E. Meyers vs. Frank Hamilton: I. Hamilton vs. T. Rose: O. Zempel vs. Lester

Raymond: R. Crittendon vs. II. S. Lewis; W-



so close to the hole



ber of holes as there are remaining to be played. If he is 4 up at the fifteenth tee, he is said to be Dormy 4.

Down—In match play, the player is "down" when his opponent has won more holes than he.

Mundt vs. P>. Zempel ; J. G. Munson vs. winner

In medal play, a player is down the number oi strokes he has taken beyond those of his op

of Valentin-Goodin match.


It is requested that all matches be played promptly. Arrange with R. C. Stanbrook or j.

gotiated in 3 strokes under par.

A. Valentin for umpire.

Dodo—An arbitrary name given to a hole ne

Eagle—Two strokes under par for any hole.

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Be Recognized By the Cluster of Three Leaves. It Creeps

IV /"-"Along the Ground and'Has a Yellowish White Berry in Late Summer.

It is possible to be af


fected indirectly for the sap can be carried on

year when we indulge ourselves in the great outdoors, we are apt to come




poison ivy. Many of us have



the furs of animals,


garden implements, golf sticks or balls,



clothing and shoes.


If you come in con tact with poison ivy and recognize the fact be fore eruption breaks out. wash the body thor

comforture of it and a

most painful experience is awaiting those who look upon poison ivy with impasivity. There is no plant which can so

oughly with soap and

us. 'Phis vine in and around

water. A little tincture of iron chloride added

Rogers City and grows in most all parts of

to the wash water may

torture thrives

prove beneficial but a good lather ol soap is necessary since the pois onous sap is not soluble

Michigan. The irritation


by poison ivy is excru ciating



in water and cannot be


cases il seems there is little in the science of medicine which can alleviate the torture ol its

irritation. ness.

It is as great a curse as reckless

To those who have suffered the pangs ol

removed by water alone. When the first symp toms of redness and itching of skin appear, one


poison ivy. we need not issue a word of warning for they will remember the agony as long as they live, but it is to the many, especially child ren, who are unacquainted with the suffering which coming in contact with this plant means that a word of warning should be helpful.

The. poison ivy irritation does not affect everybody. Some persons are immune from it. but you can never tell whether you pass im munity or not. If you do not possess it, coming in contact with poison ivy will be one of the most distressing and painful experiences one can encounter. Therefore, you should keep away from it.

It is the resinous sap that causes the trouble. If any part of these poisonous plants is crushed or broken, cases of poison ivy can usually hetraced to direct contact with lummer

the plant





exposure, a physician

should be consulted.

An attack of ivy poisoning may subside in

four i r five days, depending on the amount of irritant and the sensitiveness of the skin.


dividual susceptibility plays an important part.

Some persons are extremely susceptible and Others are resistant.

You may perhaps have heard of some person of whom others Speak of or have nicknamed "poison ivy" because of their opposition or an tagonism against what the majority believe to lie right. Likewise, persons who beieve them selves to be immune from accidents and do not

believe in exercising care and caution have been named "poison ivy"â&#x20AC;&#x201D;which we think is a very good description for those who apparently think incorrectly themselves and are unwilling to take

suggestions and advice from those who could do them some good.

By Our Nurse, Edna Shane

Brinqs Trials For Younq nS Babies

Babies and young children are particularly susceptible at this time of the year to digestive upsets and diarrhea diseases. It is much easier

mother's milk if it is diluted with water under doctor's direction. The mixture should be boil ed two or three minutes and cooled before feed

to prevent than to cure these diseases. Young babies especially during the warm weather should be brought up under a doctor's

month so the mother may be advised of the food and daily care. Pew babies, who are fed exclusively on mother's milk, have diarrhea dis turbances. Every mother should nurse her baby

ing it to the baby. When cows milk cannot be obtained unweakeued evaporated milk diluted with water makes a satisfactory substitute. Babies should be carefully protected from contact with older children, who are suffering from any intestinal disorder. House flies fre quently carry germs that cause intestinal dis turbances. The baby should be protected by 5creens and his food should be guarded from

if possible and weaning should be avoided in hot



The doctor should set- the baby

who i.s less than one year old at least once a


Clean cow's milk is the best substitute for

Dress the young child according to the temp

erature and not according to the season. Babies

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should rarely be fed oftener than at three hour intervals.

Cooled boiled water should be offered


dies. They are simple little thingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but that's just the reason why they are overlooked so

The funeral of Charles Banquette, who was fatally injured Friday afternoon, July 10th, was held Monday morning, Jul)- 13th. at eight o'clock from St. Ignatius church. Ft, Skowronski hav ing charge of the funeral service. The body was laid to rest in the Rogers City cemetery, the funeral being in charge of Undertaker Shirtum. Mr. Banquette was 58 years of age at the time


of his death.

See that stairs are well lighted always and have bannister or handrail on every stairway. Do not permit rubbish or other material to

to Rogers City seventeen years ago. For the past fifteen years he had been an employee of

to the infant frequently between feedings in hot weather.

Helpful Hints For Safer Homes Here are some friendly little lips for the homefolks.

Talk them over with the wife and kid

accumulate on stairways. Xever stand on rocking chairs.


not use

defective ladders.

Label all poisons. Better keep them locked up if there are children in the home. Never takemedicine in the dark.

Jt is dangerous to hang clothing over a stove to dry. Keep passageways clear in the home just as you would in the plant. Dispose of broken glass immediately. Bury old safety razor blades. Be careful with can

openers, sharp knives, lids of opened cans, etc. It's nice to have the kitchen window open but keep an eye on the flames. A sudden gust of wind may blow out the fire. A pot boiling over may also extinguish the blaze.

Highly polished floors look awfully niceâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but they are dangerous. Oily rags start fires.

Guard against falls, especially bathroom and stairway falls, Be especially careful of electric fixtures when floor or body is wet. Keep your electric fixtures in good repair.

Better keep explosive fluids outside of and away from the house. Be careful with matches and keep them away from the little folks.

A Few Health Don'ts

Don't drink ice or very cold water when yon are overheated, unless you hold it in your

mouth long enough to warm it before it enters your stomach. Don't eat between meals; that is the time to

drink water slowly.

Don't eat fast, take one-half hour to eat your meals. If you have to eat in a hurry don't eat until you have time to do it properly., It is bet ter to go without food than to abuse your organs and health by eating too hurriedly. Don't wash your food down with a lot ol water or other liquids. It dilutes the normal digestive secretions, and the}- cannot act properlv upon the food.

He was born in Canada and came

the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co.

He is survived by Mrs. Banquette, one daugh ter, Mrs. Arnold Reynolds of Muskegon, three sons, Leo, Kdward and Francis, all of whom live at home.

Mrs. James Wright, aged 53, passed away at the family home at 565 S. Lake St. about three o'clock, Monday. July 27th, following an illness of about a year. Death was due to cancer. Fun eral







Community church Thursday, July 30th, at two o'clock, Rev. J. L. Kennedy officiating. Mr. Wright survives her and she also leaves three daughters, Mrs. Frances Gamasch of Bon-

tiac, Mrs. Pearl West of Rogers City and Miss Claribel who lived at home.

"Calcite Screnings" joins with the many friends of the above families in extending our sincerest sympathy. BIRTHS Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Schram a son,

John Clarence, on July 8th.

Mr. Schram is em

ployed in the Shovel Dept.

A son, Stanley, to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Smolinski on July 19th. Mr. Smolinski is employed in the Track Dept. To Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Boehmer on July 22nd a daughter, Joy Viola. Mr. Boehmer is em ployed in the Tug Dept. On July 28th a daughter. Virginia Gertrude.

to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ku/.nicki.

Mr. Kuznicki

is employed in the Yard Dept. Robert Emmet, a son. to Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kinville on July 29th. Mr. Kinville is employed as Treasurer of Michigan Limestone & Chem ical Co.

"Calcite Screenings" joins with the many friends of the above parents in extending its congratulations. Accident Prevention is accounted for to their

myriad of stockholders.

a fad, not an indulgence.

It is not a whim, not

It is part of good

management to teach, examine



then account for accident prevention.

To get to the top, get to the bottom of things.

Our physical troubles are caused by what gov* into the mouth and our mental ones by what goes out of it.

The love of money is also the root of all in dustry.

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First Aid In Accidents Before Doctor Arrives



By Our Doctor, N. C. MONROE Treatment of Injuries which do not Bleed: (Such as contusions and sprains.) (a) Use several layers of sterile gauze or cot ton, placed directly on the injured part. (b) Apply bandage: use nothing else.

» »


(h) After the alkali

has been thoroughly

washed off, flood the part with vinegar or

milk and apply 3 per cent, bicarbonate of soda and vaseline.

(c) Place the patient at rest and elevate the

(c) Cover wound with plenty of sterile gauze

injured part.

and bandage lightly.

Treament of Injuries in which the Skin is Broken:

(a) Drop into the wound a 3 per cen. alcoholic iodine solution.

Use is freely, but do not use


Treatment of Eectrical Burns:

(a) Apply 3 per cent, bicarbonate of soda and vaseline.

(b) Cover with plenty of sterile gauze


bandage lightly.

it on the dressing.

(b) Apply a sterile gauze compress and band-

10. Treatment of cause):




(c) In case of excessive bleeding proceed as

(a) Lay patient on the belly with the

under "Treatment of Hemorrhage." Treatment of Hemorrhage:

turned to one side.


(b) Loosen all tight clothing.

(a) Place the patient at rest and elevate the injured part.

(b) Place a pad of sterile gauze over the bleeding spot, large enough so that pressure can be made above, over and below the wound.

(c) If bleeding does not stop apply a tourni quet between the wound and the heart, using for this purpose a belt, shoe string, cord or

suspender if regular tourniquet is not avail able.

(e) Do not give anything to drink. (d) Call a doctor as soon as possible. (e) If breathing has stopped, proceed with artificial respiration as described under prone pressure method of resuscitation. 11. Treatment of Eye Injuries: (a) No attempt should be made to remove a foreign body stuck in the eye.

(b) In case of foreign body in or injury to the eye, apply clean gauze and bandages.

(a) Maintain the patient in an upright position

(c) In acid burns, freely wash out with water and put in 3 per cent, bicarbonate of soda so

and elevate the arms.


Treatment of Nose Bleeding:



(b) Get the patient to breathe gently through

(d) In alkaline burns (from lime, plaster, pot

the mouth.


Caution: Do not attempt to blow the nose.

pounds) wash out with boric acid solution or

Treatment of Foreign Substances Located in the Body:








(e) Visit the doctor at once.

Do not attempt to dig out any foreign bodies, no matter how small, from any part of the

body. (See treatment of eye injuries and suf focation.) Treatment of Burns, Scalds, etc.:


Treatment for





Proceed with prone pressure method of arti ficial resoiration.

(a) Do not open blisters.

(b) Apply vaseline and 3 per cent bicarbonate

If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.

of soda.

(c) Apply several thicknesses of clean gauze and bandage lightly.

Those We Love

Treatment of Acid Burns:

(a) Get the patient under a shower bath as soon as possible and thoroughly flush the parts

They say the world is round, and yet

to remove all further damage from the acid.

So many little hurts we get

(b) After the acid has been thoroughly wash ed off, dry and apply 3 per cent, bicarbonate of soda and vaseline.

(c) Cover wound with plenty of sterile gauze and bandage lightly. Treatment of Alkaline Burns:

(Such as from






(a) Get the patient under the shower bath as soon as possible and thoroughly flush the

parts to remove all further damage from the

I often think it square, From corners here and there; But there's one truth in life I've found

While journeying East and West, The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best.

We flatter those we scarcely know, We please the fleeting guest. And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those we love the best.

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News Items of the Month in Print and an Pictu re Here and There About the Plant Safety is not a one man job but body's job.

it's every-

Henry Lamb of the Power Dept. purchased a new Chevy coach and to hear Henry tell of his new car. why there just can't be any doubt in your mind about it being the best car for the money.

We haven't heard much about Spitzer lately. It's been more or less golf, baseball and tennis but friend Happy Ho])]) appeared on the job the

other day with about as close a clipped head as can be found anywhere, which was the outcome of a Spitzer game in which the loser agreed to

have his hair clipped.

He sure must have lost

heavy bv the looks of his hair cut.

Who the young lady was that fe a few weeks ago, we do not know, do




But Hilary O Toole to



differently than fellows.


Among Ourselves see that his bauds,

getting them all in the game so as Walter Meyers realize that he has



some claims


make worths'


Yon may know your job better than anyone— but keep safety in mind always.

Adolph Radka of the Construction Dept. is now driving an Essex coach and according to reports we feel sure Adolph i.s quite proud of his purchase.

A real catch of perch was reported by George Zenz. Watson Sicinski and Edward Buza at Lake

Augusta. In order to get to the lake it is ne cessary to drive through the property of a farm er near the lake, who issues a permit to cross his land.




so as to keep a check


siderable risk to Bob.


pi players to seventeen men. You can Manager Hinder lias a real job on


Mundt was right on the job with rope and ladder to kelp her up to safety again at con seems

into the slip







damage which might be done by the fisher

The year is waxing with the moon, and sweel

The air's refulgence blows on winds fresh born;

I hear the red bird's lovely cry at morn. And watch him flash across the golden wheat, Where treads the hopeful fanner with quick feet; I see. along the ocean of green corn. The brown and golden tassels that no scorn Could touch, they are so perfect and complete.



fellows didn't

know that and shortly after arriving at the lake the farmer came with the inten


tion of telling the men

that any number of men. and especially he

August, the golden month, at night afire

just where to head in

Willi star flame butnfng immemorially,

would have been more

Killing our hearts with love's divine desire,

at, but George said after he saw who they









help the young lady.

And lifting earthly clods to Deity;

were he

Then gather courage in this August rose

—B. Arnold.

Out in the quarry we heard men refer to No 11 shovel crew as the



nice and told them he

To face the austere winter's winds and snows.

didn't care who fished there but he wanted to know who and when

anyone was at the lake. Now we don't blame

the farmer for talking real nice after taking a

"Four Hanks." Henry Shorkey, Henry Bey, Hen ry Felax and Henry Ford. The fourth Henry is none other than Win, Beach and just why he should be given the above mentioned name, we have been unable to find out. We will be pleas

anyone would have done the same thing.

ed to learn more of the details.

plant at full speed the other day. trying to jump

Lester Raymond told us he was put in to pitch the last inning of the game July 22nd. He said he walked the first three men up and hit the

fourth. say.

Just what else took place, he wouldn't

It's very seldom anyone tells of his bad

playing but usually just the opposite.

If that is

the case here, we don't blame Les for not telling us about the rest of his game.

look at these three fellows.

We saw Chas. Hoffman running around the on some sm;ill slips of paper and finally making a dive for another. At first we thought Charlie was practicing some new war dance but when the truth became known we found that he was

only trying to gather up his time slips while the wind was giving him a merry chase. Wc understand the baseball fans had quite a treat

Manager John Pruder certainly is busy dur

ing these baseball games changing the players

We believe most

the other evening—Bob Crittendon was

out to play ball.

The liases were loaded on Ed

die Heller so Hoffman told Sob to warm up.

so as to get them all in on the sodas that Capt.

but Eddie's arm held out and the men died on

Meyers promised them for

the bases. Charlie says. "We'll have Bob on the mound next game for sure."


every game they

We understand they have increased their

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see where at least $1800.00 can be made in a

year, lint Victor Klee disagrees with him and claims that he is going to make more money raising guinea pigs. After hearing Herman Hopp tell how much more he's going to profit by going into the sponge game, why you can't help but think the other fellows are all wrong. Now the big question to decide is that of Mar

and Tom Yarch turned out to be."

11. B. O'Toole isn't going to talk too much any more before the game is over because he's tired of sneaking away after each game. Chas. Hoffman likes golf but hasn't any sticks yet. When asked what the holdup was, Charlie

tin Lewoudowski's.

said he didn't know what kind of clubs to get— Now that Dave Larson has his car out you

unable to decide for whom he will act as sales

can find Dave in the berry patch every evening. What is it, Dave.


Do you like the ride, or does

the wife want the berries?

If we remember correctly it seems there was an agreement that if one of the ball teams didn't show tip at the ball diamond, the game would be

John Noble said the bee business isn't so good. It's hard work trying to make tame bees out ol

forfeited to the team that did show up.

wild ones.



that of

agreement as it did not cover games that had

been postponed on account of rain or some other



will fill a potato must

be some berries, Steve.




game with Pol

R. Kinville

entered the of fice the other

in o r n i n g --* smiles and

The oth

er evening Hil ary notified all of his players to be at tlie ball park to play off


sack. They sure


But we

believe Hilary didn't quite understand all of that

Steve Martin claims to have the best patch oi tame raspberries in Michigan. He says they arc so

Martin wants to be sales

man for one of them but they all put up such a strong argument that up to this time he has been

rii>ht or left handed.

lock's team.


all ap

peared to be very happy, and


track The next

morning Hilary saw Harry Meharg and wanted credit


why not — an other caddy was





delivered to his

not show up. Meha rg , of course, got in

h o m e by the stork on July 29th.


Sunset ok Lake Huron ™

f?o<«e»*$ City, A| /<_/».


Pol did

touch with Pete and then learned

Mike Johnson

that Hilary had

say his garden is coming along in fine shape.

not said a word about wanting to play off the

Only he i.s a little afraid of his squash crop as the vines are growing so fast that they'll have

game that evening.

the squash worn out dragging them over the ground.

Edward Heller has a bad case of "lovitis" and

we don't know whether we are entitled to cigars now or in the near future.

We hear our good divot digger. Lester Ray mond, is taking up boating lately. What is it, Lester-—the high price of golf balls or are you going stale?

Mr. Ernest Bade and wife, Rudolph Schalk and Ilia Doolittle drove forty miles to a lake to fish. After a strenuous day with the rod and line, they managed to land seventeen bullheads. On their arrival home they found they had brol

everything back with them except the fish which they had forgotten in the brush by the lake.

Self control and cool-headedness are factors

in playing a good game of golf. plies in accident prevention.

The same ap

Lyle Gotilette—"I can say this much. I have a very, very clever girl." Dave Larson—"Yes, my wife finds out every thing, too."

Adolph Sorgenfrie has been putting his spare time io a very good use this summer by learning

Bill Hornbacker says he has the money mak

to .swim. We understand he spent several hours each day at the State Park beach and finally did learn to swim. We feel it was time well spent

ing situation well in hand. He claims all that is needed is about 35 pair of rabbits, and he can

and a good example for others to follow. Adolph knows all about artificial respiration, too.

Better luck next time, folks.

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The accompanying photograph is further proof of what may be accomplished in the art of city farming. We are receiving numerous calls to Come and

inspect and photograph gardens of our employ ees and while \vc will make every effort to in clude every garden entitled to be entered in the

contest we still want to remind the employees that we are depending on them to call us so that none will be overlooked.

As a program for work in August we submit


(iive those vegetables which are to remain

in the ground, such as Swiss chard and parsnips,

frequent top dressing of a quickly available fer tilizer, to prevent them from becoming tough. 7. Make final sowings of peas, spinach, cress, radishes, lettuce and turnips. 8. Spray cabbage with arsenate of lead lor leaf-eating slugs. \'o baseball team can win unless the)- play to gether, Xo plant Can reduce accidents without team work.

the following: Mr. and Mrs. Marry Boutin, Mr.


In the Flower Garden Riant madonna lilies.

2. 3.

Stake the perennial asters. Sow seeds ol bcllis, pansies and forget-

Arnold Elowski. Mr. and


4. Sow delphinium now.






Mrs. Win. Warwick

and Mr. and Mrs. Art (ietziuger enjoyed a few

days outing at Grand Lake. They report a good catch of fish. That is. they had* all they cared to eat and more.

Mrs. Elowski caught the larg

best. Many other perennials may al

large black pike, so

so be sown.


5. Grasshoppers may be controlled


just what new sort

with lead.

at last succeeded in




fish â&#x20AC;&#x201D;


says. to


\\ eve find


of fish this was and


getting a little in

Use liquid


manure on chrys anthemums, dahl ias and hydrange

w h i c h

cleared Up the story for us. It "was a black bass.


7. Cut phlox to ground when they



took place at any

In case you art-

f i n i s h e d

blooming and fer tilize with sheep





Cut back severely the golden



Gather the everlastings now. Disbud dahlias for large blooms.


Move evergreens with balls of earth.


Mulch newly transplanted evergreens.


Sow new lawns now.

Sow seed thickly.

4. (iive the hedges the final clipping.. Build cold frames for Fall and Winter use.

(>. Prune shade trees, leaving no shoulders and making clean cuts.

In the Vegetable Garden


Pinch off tips of squash, pumpkin and to

mato vines.



Rrevent potato blight by spraying with


Drilling Dept. hasn't

In the Home Grounds



Grambau \ Corner In The Vegetable and Flower Garden ol Fred Bade.

second bloom.

11. 12.

the our

ol sea

son, just get touch with A.


poppies now.


time or during any

Separate iris

plants. 9. Move young plants of oriental


certain play since





in J the

tie writ

ten in a book either, but he has some memory when it comes to baseball. 11c can tell you every play in detail regardless of which game it was

or when it was played. Our editor has now taken up the game of goll and Icarus a new cuss word at every visit to the course.

Since we have been inducted into the golf game and from certain observations made re cently, we believe there is a mint of money waiting for the individual who can invent a nonshattcrable golf club. We understand "Honey Boy" Raymond and "N'oey" Pollock are on their second set ol clubs this season.

bordeaux mixture.

3. Sow cover crops in areas not being used. 4. (lather the onion crop. Leave in sun to dry. then store in a cool place.

5. Sow parsley seed for use next Spring.

People get struck trusting to luck.

The best way to work for people is to work with them.

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Unless looks are


so happens that on this picture his cap is sev

deceiving we be lie v e Rudolph

eral sizes too small and

Schalk and Norm an Dullack have





off his vest which may

taken the yoke and are getting ready for a heavv

make it rather difficult

to reC()gn ize hi m. \\ e can't say we blame him


much for the chest ex

pansion with

The two young ladies in the pic

this 28

lb. pike which meas ured forty-four inch es. And if you care to know about the fight

ture are Xola Denton and Loleta Call en.

this fish put up before

The picture was

being landed, just get

t a k e n at the 11 art wick Riues.

in touch Hein/.el.

with C. W. Chas. has

been spending all his spare time lately at

That's Different

Grand Lake fixing up his power boat and

'Ra'son," said Aunt Eliza ferociously, "I'd like to kill dat low-down husband ob mine."

"Why, Eliza, what's he done?" "Done? Why, he's gone and left de chicken

house door open, and all de chickens has es caped." "Oh, well,


this gentleman but it

when we have her fix

ed then we are going to do some more fishing savs Chas.


There certainly is a big change in our friend

"Come home?" groaned Eliza. "Come home? Ra'son, dem chickens'll go home!"

Eddie Kelley lately. He seems so quite and the only solution we can offer is that it is either due to the late hours he kept in watching Spec




know, come home to roost."'

Leonard Roch has been on the sick list the

past several weeks.

tacle Reef light or he is ill and really needs the

little nurse in a professional way.

Anyway be

sure seems to have taken it all in a serious way.

Ves, the editor did run out of gas and had to row the boat for a mile on Grand Lake.

but as they said about Lloyd—they along sooner or later.




they do say he did get some fine fish. Sometime ago smoke was seen emerging from

the Upper section of the target house.


Upon in

vestigation it was found that it was only VicKoch breaking in his new pipe.


We wonder if Mr. Renglase hasn't reached the limit on this saving campaign. We saw lien

Rounds and Mr. Clymer pushing l''s car around the plant the other day and someone said it was to save gas.

The timekeeper says if he had known this de pression was coming on he would have deferred his family increase until later.


Mike became


papa to a bouncing baby boy early Wednesday. August 5th.



The Universe pays every man in his own coin; il" you smile, it smiles upon you in return: il you smg. you will be invited into gay company;

if you think, you will be entertained by think ers: and if you love the world and earnestly seek for the good that is therein, it will pour into your la]) the treasures of the earth.—Elm er R. Mttrphey.

Some Grand Lake perch caught one afternoon by Mr. and Mrs. August Wetershcim and their little daughter Ivah shown above and Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Hcinzel.

When they bite like this you can say you've been out fishing and really mean it.

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The Bradley Transportation Company » » » » »


Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters

Steamer B. H. Taylor Date of Meeting. August 1. ]<)3\. Present: I). E. Xauts, chairman: Win. Shay, secretary: and Walter Galium, bos'n ; Edw. Ehrkc. conveyorman ; Claire Ridgers. deckhand: Walter Egglc.-tou, oiler: Louis Smoliuski, fire man.

In addition to the above, eighteen other mem bers of the crew were present as our August Safety Meeting was called to order by the Chairman, including Capt. Rearse. Capt. Martin, Chief Eug. LaBounty and 2nd Ass't. (jatons. After a review of progress during past month.

Chairman asked for reports of each member ol the Committee on their particular department. All reported their departments in good order from the standpoint of Safety. Claire Rudgcrs reported that he had found the holding down clamp for pulling hatches cracked and that the engineers had repaired same satisfactorily.

Walter Egglcston stated that the oiling cup for Cross-pin on forward side of stern mooring en

gine projected ©lit sufficiently from the enginecasting to strike a person walking by when same was in motion.

The Chief instructed him

to correct this by either shortening the cup or else by installing an alemite connection. Capt. Rearse favored us with some very good Safety hints. He stated that he had recently noticed a condition which he considered very dangerous. After unloading, men are sent up in the pigeon-holes below the conveyor hopper to throw out the accumulation there. A passing

r an was nearly struck by a piece of openhearth thrown out of there without warning.

He ad

vised the mates to have a man stationed on deck-

while the work was going on to warn passersby

oi the danger. Rle also took this opportunity to again speak of the improvement in boat drills since the start of the season.

We have cut the

riers Bulletin.

One member of the crew affect

ed by this trouble stated that he had obtained relief from the use of "Oil of Salt" which pos

sesses both healing and



We have used this oil quite extensively this sea son, and found it superior to iodine or lncrcurochrome. As ringworm is spread most com monly in shower baths, it was suggested by the 2nd Ass't. that wc make a practice of scrubbing the decks in all showers frequently and at regu lar intervals.

It was reported that at Gary several trips ago, the crew in wholesale numbers on their way swimming, jumped off the ships side to the

dock rather th;ui walk Up forward to the lad der. These men probably saw no danger in this practice. Nevertheless it is a bad practice, ex plained Chief Eng. LaBounty. In the first place it violated a Safety Rule, and one viola tion soon leads to another. Furthermore, jump ing off around mooring cables is a dangerous thing in itself, as a boat at the unloading dock is liable to shift at any time. The safe way is to go down the ladder forward, under the eye of the mate or bos'n on watch, whose duty it is to look out lor persons coming aboard and leaving the ship. Comments from various ones present showed a big improvement in the way wc have been going up and down the ladders. Only one case of a man gonig down facing away was re ported and he has been warned that a contin uance of the practice will endanger his position. One of the tunnel men. Ben l.cliu, remarked

that when unloading openhearth, fragments of stone often fly up into the faces of men operat ing the gates, and requested «i remedy for this situation. Last year we used goggles to take care of this. Question was then raised whether our goggles were safe, not being shatterproof. After some discussion, it was the genend opin

time down from two minutes to forty-five sec

ion that these fragments would not have force


enough to break the glass in the goggles: as

He advised however to refrain from at

tempting to lower this time further, as he fear ed it would sacrifice thoroughness and efficien cy to do so. Attention was called to the prevalence this -car of "Athlete's Root" or ringworm as it is also known. A good article on the subject is to be found in the May issue of the Lake Car

there is a possibility of such a thing happening however, we will endeavor to obtain four pair of the non-breakable goggles from the store room for that purpose. Our newly appointed member of the Commit tee.








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BE CAREFUL," which is a slight addition to

to abandon ship and all got off safely except the

last months slogan offered by Capt. Martin, who took the opportunity to say that he considered slogans a very good way to keep the safety idea

the chain locker and didn't awaken until the

constantly in the minds of the crew. There being no further business, meeting was then adjourned.

Danish ship carpenter. He had been sleeping in

lioats had been lowered.

Twice Told Talesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Taylor

And another month has passed and the timehas come to sit down in front of the old gossip mill and hammer out the happenings of the last month.

Running up on deck

he yelled, "Captain, Captain, vait for me. Vot do "you think I'm going to do." The old man stood up in his boat and yelled "Keep ship." Ol" late the government has been busily en

gaged in trust breaking. The great radio monopiv has been broken and now that Al Capone is to be jailed, the alky monopoly in the midwest will disintegrate. We were beginning to think that the Sherman Anti-Trust Act was just a

Rolo may be a rich man's game and very pop ular but think of all the old graybeards sitting around the stove at the little country store play

bedtime story and a clever little bit of humour

singular) and also think of what's going to be

fostering competition and a healthy reaction

ing chukkers. Yes, my dear reader (decidedly

for schoolchildren to laugh at as they found it in their histories. But this act of the "Feds" is will result. Prices should soar downward

come of our dear old




and the rosy, halcyon

Spain with a paltry eight million to subsist upon. Bet he wishes now he had


pre-Capone days will return.


in the alky and

those livers or plasters or whatever they cal' money in Spain, that he tossed away on the gaming tables, did he, or didn't he? You don't know. am not sure.


men will become rich



rackets and the indus

try will flourish to the benefit of all and the




the Federal Prohibi tion Enforcement Com mission. Poor Al will

Even 1 But who




brought up the subject anyhow? Let's drop


it. But I've given you something to thinkabout while you're

come out wiser and fatter and all in one





But I can't




that matters;

money it's


principal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and inter



th e

Capt. and Mrs. Mc-Quinn Doing Their Daily Dozen


About The Yard

doing: Walter


least a year and

think for you. Now that I've got you start ed thinking, ge t the What




made several attempts to grow a mustache but

finally desisted after some wiseacre called his latest attempt a hairlip. The sixteenth brand of hair tonic proved suc

cessful and Benny Belin's hair has commenced growing again. Benny had his head shaved and for a long while his hair didn't grow and every one was afraid Benny was going to be perma nently bald.

Donald Langridge has left the shij) tempor arily owing to the serious illness of his aunt. Harold Papineau's folks drove up from Port Huron to visit him. Some people get all the breaks.

And that applies also to the members of the



"Times are hard and

I need the money to buy food for my wife and children, so I'll quit smoking cigarettes." They laughed when I said I would crack a

joke but they stopped laughing when 1 cracked it.


And now dear reader, we




monthly attempt to write the news of this ship. If, in our rude sallies and attempts to tell you of life aboard ship, we have angered anyone, we

hereby make apology. We have merely tried to put on paper a touch of the life of a sailor. "Rude figures of a rough-hewn race:

For pearls strew not the marketplace.1'

crew whose folks live near Cleveland.


A shipmate tells us a tale of a ship that was sinking in mid ocean. The captain gave orders

Horse-play is the enemy of Safety.

Jack Griffith, Reporter.

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Steamer Carl D. Bradley Date of Meeting: July 27, 1931.

always be extremely careful about running the

Present: Clarence Thorsen, chairman; O. K.

They assured the committee that they invari ably made a practise of extreme caution in this particular. No further business remaining the meeting

Falor, secretary; and Leo Moll, Oscar Larson,

Harold Nidy, Walter Levondoski, Otto Sparre, C. Greenleaf, Isaac Ranke and Eric Winter.

Our third meeting of the season was called to

belts when there might be men in the tunnel.

was adjourned.

order on the above date at seven p. m. All mem bers of the committee and some visitors were

present. As the possibilities for safety work is naturally very greatly limited on this vessel the

discussion soon turned to subjects pertaining to general safety. Some things herein have been brought up time and time again but it seems that there are some things that will bear fre

quent repetition. LfiO Moll advised he had frequently noticed that many make a practise of walking inside or dangerously close to the cables, especially when docked at Buffiugton. He urgently warned his men of the dangers of this


He also

men often would

the slack


Boosts on Board—Str. Bradley We hardly know whether to say our "Good Byes" in this issue of "Screenings" or not—the threat has been hanging over our heads for some time but has failed to materialize thus far.

However, a fair consideration of existing con ditions leads us to believe that the Bradley will be out ol commission before we have another

chance at our column this season. Every gloomy situation usually has its brighter side if one looks carefully enough and so we believe that a short

operating' season this year may well produce a longer one next year. We will hope so. Therefore if another








offerings missing, our readers

taking very great chances of injury. The time worn subject of blowing off steam at the dock was again brought Up but our engineers assured us that there was no danger from this source as they were always careful to take adequate pre cautions when at dock.


it was again brought up that


may assume







made our most sincere adieus

in this issue of "Screenings." In view of the impending lay-up and the consequent change of activity this will mean for many, we are im pelled to give public notice to Hank Miller's proposed activi ties for the winter.

We hear

that Hank intends to pose as the habit of standing around an art critic and profit by oth on the fantail when making er people's mistakes. (We say port. If the cable to which "posed" advisedly but for all the tow line is attached should we really know it is just pos SAFE part it would very likely whip sible that we may be doing back in the vicinity where Hank an injustice.) He in most of you are in the habit tends to buy old masterpieces of standing. We suggest that at cut rale prices and then sell them at their true worth. If it proves profitable you stand alongside of the cabin or go upon the next deck. he w ill probaby branch out into antiques also, One thing to be impressed upon our men is You know, old rags, paper, scrap iron, etc. that the watchman is in sole charge of the lad The Sailor's Lament—'AVhv didn't I save my der and that no one else is to operate it. Now and then a man who is overly anxious to land m o n e v will take it upon himself to lower it and we want John liegland, our tonsorial artist, has been it known that we will not permit such action if it comes to our attention. Otto Sparre also has specializing in "Depression Haircuts"—guaran teed to outlast two ordinary ones. If they be called attention to the fact that watermelon some of the men were still in

should be eaten at the table and not on deck be

come as popular elsewhere as aboard shij) it's

cause of the danger from the slippery seeds. We are hauling considerable large stone lately

going to mean a real depression for the barbers.

and we have thought it wise to warn the men to be extremely careful when passing the center elevator because now and then a large stone will bounce clear of the skirtboard and would do a

great deal of damage if it were to strike somebod)-. Leo Moll added that the convevormen should

Rob Shaw, our "spasmodic" oiler, is thinking seriously of shaving off his moustache.

see, it hasn't proven much of a success.


He says

the only reason he let it grow was that he didn't have as much face to shave.

And, by the way. Bob sure made the boys dragout their dictionaries when he sprung that one about "spasmodic" on them the other day!

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and our bright hopes have been blasted,


Moll won Chink's outfit and Carl Ignatko re

ceived Otto's machine.

Harold Nidy says that

Leo's machine is the most unusual one that ever came to his notice because it uses several anten

MacLean is once more enjoying fine health and

we certainly hope that all future bulletins will

contain the same report. 0. K. Falor and Harold Nidy, Reporters. Steamer John G. Munson

nas—one long, one short, and one medium. And anyone who doesn't believe this can look it up for himself, 'cause they are all marked on the

Members present: Geo. Beck, chairman: Geo. Hoy, secretary; H. Knight, P. Fleming, B. Beau-

set connections.

vias. L. Graham, A. MacRae, J. Miller.

Louie Leveck. our star waiter, apparently doesn't trust to the navigating ability of our of ficers when getting into Calcite at a favorable time is at stake. As a quartermaster, Louie makes a good waiter.

Date of meeting, July 28, 1931.

Meeting was called to order at 7:15 p. m. In addition to the regular members, Captain MacLean, Chief Engn A. Urdal and several mem bers of the crew attended.

Meeting was opened by reviewing minutes of our previous issues on safety first, and report

It seems that Cowboy Winter and Saxiphone

Ike are quite anxious to retain memories of their youthful days. At present they are contem plating a slingshot tourna ment.

made of results from recommendations.

It was recommended that the ledges in the

cargo hold be cleaned off after loaded to avoid falling stone from there when on clean up at unloading dock. The




Harold Lozen has been nick named "The Tuneless Croon

pointed in charge of the ladder

er." No explanation is neces sary to anyone who has heard

member of the crew be per

when at the dock,

The Chief Engr. suggested

that the practice of jumping from ship to dock be discon

"Hello, How Are You, Good

Bye," was the name of the Moxie


mitted to lower it.

him singing.




tinued. Use ladder regardless of distance to dock from ship.


singing the other night in Rogers. Of course Moxie can

A member of the unloading

crew suggested that the boom

explain everything to any who

walks be inspected and re paired. Some safety first methods previously mentioned regard ing the handling of hatch ca

may be interested. The ex planation will be suitably en titled "Short Romances."

Lost, strayed or stolen. A rescuing expedition was sent out the other night at Buffington in search of the clean up gang. After a long and pains-taking hunt they were

bles and

finally located attempting to scale a vest pocket

edition of Mt. Everest back at gate twenty-four while the tunnel gang were patiently waiting at gate forty-three for openhearth rejections.

People have many different ways of spending idle time—some have something "to show for it afterwards. John Hegland and Norman "Salty" MacLean are two of

the latter class.





The dangers of using the emery wheel without the use of the shield or goggles was brought up and it was suggested that one man on each watch be in charge of all necessary work to be done on this machine.

Captain MacLean gave a short talk on several safety first methods formerly mentioned: also asked that the practice of men sitting on the ship's rails be discontinued. The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p. m.


have been using their idle moments for fashion

ing all sorts of novelties from wood. Bread boards, model boats and nautical scenes are all a part of their output. Otto Sparre also makes seaworthy vessels, we'll have you know. One •if them started out on Lake Huron and quite

effectively evaded all efforts to regain it by

Musical Murmurs—Str. Munson An Ode To A Modern Maid

(With apologies to Reilly) Blessings on thee little dame, Bare of back and knees the same.

With thy turned down silken hose. An 1 tl-.y thin transparent clothes.

swimmers and oarsmen who frantically attempt ed to overhaul the tiny craft. Apparently that was one time that it didn't pay to make a thing

With thy reddened lips reddened more

too well.

And thank the Lord I was born A BOY.

We are happy to announce that Captain Bill

With lipstick from the store. And in my heart I give thee joy

Johnny Miller has been giving us the low-

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down on how to bag a lot of rabbits next hunt

Young Bill MacLean has been looking for the

ing season. He selects a nice smooth stump and plants himself comfortably thereon.

bow and arrow ever since.

Then the

rest oi the party hunt around and as they chase

We have recently discovered




the rabbits out why he just bangs 'em' down.

quite a dancer.

Al, our first male can vouch for the success of

Bottom. It is expected that he will head our next hill with his "Dancing Wiles in Diversified

this plan. When doing this be sure that you are the largest one in the party or else bring along

Styles "

a couple of extra boxes of shells.

We want to stop right here and give a vote of thanks to Eddie Fawcett and the boys for car

However, rabbit hunting has become too tame for Johnny as we overheard him tell Al the oth

er day that he was planning a tiger hunt this winter. Pie has his plans all formed in detail

Boy, he sho' slays the Black

rying tin as they have during this extremely hot

weather. Under the most trying conditions they are keeping everyone well satisfied and the

and is only waiting for the first snow.

crew is highly appreciative.

Charley Sauve has been doing quite a lot of carpenter work around here. We notice espe-

Hawaiian guitar and Oscar Jacobsen has a tenor

ciallv the addition of a beautiful "bav window."

Young men will find that older men, when

courtesy i.s shown, will go out of their way to help them or do them a kind ness.

Alex Molocha

troit can consider themselves



their lives to the extreme watchfulness which our navi


exercise. Lake





"math" and



able to point out almost the exact spot the cries Such an inborn sense of watch

fulness is truly miraculous.






shared in the general excitement and were very much impressed with the orderly manner in which the above was carried out.

Gil Kempe and Frank Miller, devotees to the Pipes of Pan, entertain with Tea Time Tunes. Dizzy: "My gosh, Pete, what a time we had







Knight is plugging away at the code with aspirations of becoming a wireless operator. Geo. Hoy says he must have bumped his head. Sure, Geo., that's the bum]) of knowledge.


searchlights. Two speedboats from a nearby beach, answer ing our alarm signals, work ed under the direction of Cap tain MacLean and picked Up the drowning men. They were carried to De troit and given medical attention. It is inter esting to note that altho Al Tyrell, First Offic er, was off watch and sound asleep, he immed iately awoke upon hearing the calls and was had come from.


is plugging away at the old

we put about and located the ones


minded aboard

Captain MacLean. Whereupon unfortunate

ion that there isn't a musician

aboard, but he is undoubtedly possessed of the green mons

Among the


faint cries for help. He im mediately sensed the gravity the


To be of use in the World is

windy night recently, Mr. Beck, officer on watch, heard of


the only way to be happy.




instruments. Several of the boys have made a stab at the Hawaiian guitar but no music is lorthcoming as yet. One of our stokennen is of the opin




guitar on order. The deckhands' room is begin ning to look like a music store with its array of

To get down to serious mat ters. Four people from De

very lucky and probably owe


And as all good (?) things must end, we reluctantly, yea, yea very much so, say "(â&#x20AC;˘(nip" (an revoir). George Moutoux.

Official Skips Correspondent. Steamer Calcite

Date of Meeting, July 25th at 6:45 p. m. Present: Chris Schwartz, chairman: Norman Henderson, secretary: and John Ubl, Howard Schaum, Robley Wilson. Donald MacLeod and Eugene Jones and John Miller. The meeting was also attended by Captain

MacQuinn, Chief Suttle and First As'st. Harry Sloane.

Captain MacQuinn spoke of dangers of blow ing off boilers in the Piers. The engine room

putting that first pair of shoes on you when you

crew are warned against opening blow off lines

first came aboard these boats."

or syphons while at the dock, or going in or out of the piers, until positive that everything is clear; in case of opening a blow off in the piers although there may not be any danger of scald-

Rele Miller: "Well, Dizzy. I was never caught running around the fantail with a bow and ar row."

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ing anyone, the steam and vapor might fright thought waves, it suddenly dawned upon him en a person on the pier while at the same time that he was suffering from the cold. enveloping them in a cloud of steam. Under There are many different ideas of a good these conditions they might make a fatal mis



Here's one—Robley and Roland and two

It was suggested that the companion way from the conveyor room to the tunnel be enlarged so

buckets of water.

out striking his head. This would also make it safer in carrying anything up the stairway, as it is along side of one of the rope drive idlers. An Opening at present gives little or no room to


that a person could come up the stairway with

Come. come. Johnnie, we miss that Repsodent Rat MacKenzie says he is getting good mile age out of the safety first pen awarded him last season.


All men were again warned against letting strangers or children come aboard the boat at

any time.

No person should be allowed aboard

the boat unless on business, or with special per

What's the use? If you drive recklessly you will dent the front of your car: if you drive

carefully somebody will dent the back of it. Roland Ursum and Francis Bacon,



The act of riding the center conveyor was

also brought up and all men were warned against such practice. There is noth ing to be gained and every thing is risked. Altho none have been seen doing this it is well to point out the danger of such practice. Meeting adjourned at 7:40 ]).


Well, we've



various lines of






Its not only the

knowledge of SAFETY

butthepractice that

Chibola to go into partnership with him, raising lap dogs.



Gossip Are you willing to sign your name to the






For instance, Harry

Sloane is reading up on chick en raising: Robley Wilson has purchased a farm on Pelee

their own well-being and con venience


to August so far and we hope we can keep going for some time yet. as a number of the boys need a little extra money business.

happiness of others than about



Cargo Clippings—Str. Calcite


we sec are those whom we see more concerned about the




Said Hamilton Fyfe: "The only happy people




about to repeat regarding your neighbor? Would you go into court and swear to it? Mo?





not repeat it then. It may harm your neighbor's reputa tion. The story may be false. You may then have explana tions to make. You may also be sure that you will be put down as a gossip and busy body. You will not be trust ed. It is best not to repeat


Robley says he knows how to raise them but he wants Steve to do the train

stories about people.

ing. Johnnie Miller says if they raise any hot ones he'll put Up a stand and get rid of them

unless you know it is 100 per cent true.

that way.

Magistrate: "But if you were doing nothing wrong, why did you run when the officer ap proached you ?" Prisoner: "1 thought that he wanted to sell me a ticket for the policemen's annual concert."

Louis Voda has won the laurels as a


man from Harry Sloane. He came aboard with a 2-)4 lb- northern pike and several trips later had two nice pickerel. We must give Harry credit though—when he gets a fish, it's a big one.

Customer: "1

Never repeat any story

don't like the





How come Steve Chibola is always whistling that old tune, "Don't Bring Lula"? Ole—What's dumber than a dumb Irishman? Pat—A smart Norwegian.

Sparks was sitting in his room and a strange

Dealer: "Yell, lady, if it's looks you're after, why don't you buy a gold fish?"

"My wife says if I don't chuck golf, she'll leave me."

"I say—hard luck !"

feeling crept upon him. Some time ago in the dim


Concentrating until

Take a tip—don't trip!

past he had experienced the same sensation. he




I'll miss her."

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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture » Here and There About the Plant



Among Ourselves

Safety Spark Plugs

Rick Kowalske says a few more trips around

Think. Be Alert.

the golf course with Sam Salomon and he'll have

his golf sticks paid for.

Drive Carefully. Stop, Look. Listen. Don't hurry-—start early.

Butch: Mas

Hopp's car?

Buck Johnson bought Alfred

Lester: I don't know.

Is your car under control?

The train has the right of way. Every mother's plea: Drive safely.


Butch: I just wondered.





Paige parked at his house most of the time.

Children should be seen—not hurt.

After the wreck comes the reckoning.

Our friend Julius Zempel made a trip to Bay City over the Fourth and came back by train to Indian River. Someone got the wires crossed

Jaywalking—a short cut to the hospital.

as no one met him at Indian River so he started

Frequent inspection—your protection. Save the flowers—say it with brakes. The best traffic rule of all—the Golden Rule. BUFFALO PLANT SAFETY MEETING

Date of meeting, July 28, 1931. Present: John J. Collins, chairman,


Best, Jack Gorman, Robert Hagen. Meeting called to order at 10:30 a. m., July 28th. The committee made a thorough inspec tion of the mill and found all recommendations

made at the last meeting had been earned out

and they reported that all guards were in first


He had been told how hitch hikers

travel at low cost, but there weren't many cars out that night whose drivers felt kindly toward hitch hikers. Consequently Julius walked to Afton and on arriving there telephoned for a taxi. Not being able, to get one. he finally did manage to catch a ride to Onaway and after that he was among friends. Julius says he didn't mind the walking but he was afraid of

spoiling the Sunday shoes he had purchased in Bay City.

class shape. The following recommendations were made: 1.

The committee recommended that new toe




board be placed in mill room door above wash




way along side of machines.


At the close of the meeting, Harold J. Stanage, Supt., gave a short talk asking the com mittee to take all the precaution possible as very shortly we will be coming into a rush season and there will be several new men put to work. Date of next meeting, August 25th, 1931.









came to Michigan with his parents when a small boy. Being an adventur ous youth, he could always be found


near the water

from Bellefast, Ireland. office,



Western States. Born in Wooster

Chas. T. Stanage, has a cousin visiting him

the age of found him


spending a few days of her vacation at Atlantic


sixteen sailing

the Great Lakes. At


the time this picture was taken he was 28

Another ol our confirmed bachelors seems to

have fallen under the age old spell. Johnny Collins has purchased a diamond ring which he claims is for himself. It isn't very often we see this type of ring, worn by the masculine sex. Bees have a scheme whereby they eliminate the useless drones.



Meeting adjourned at 11:30 a. m.



bow and everything

Committee recommended that some kind

of guard be placed on drive pulley at Bates Packer, to protect men going up and down stair

Miss Helen Frost of the


dressed up in a blue uniform, cap, black

room entrance.



That is where the bees set

man a pace. But bees have no way of making a worker out of a drone, and possibly that is where we score one on the bee.

years old. He came into the

employ of the Mich igan



Chemical Co. early in 1923 as spare man on the boats, and the fol lowing year was transferred to the Power Dept.

Last mouth's Guess Who—Our good friend. George Zenz.


DON'T QUIT When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road your trudging seems all up-hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, ^{est, if you must—but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out;

Don't give up, though the pace seems slow— You may succeed with another blow. Success is failure turned inside out— The silver tint of the clouds of doubt. And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit— It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit. —Selected.



2Vo Accident Honor Roll Department, Foreman and Captain DRILLS

Thomas Kelley


John Dembny


Geo. C. Wing


William Heller


Adolph Sorgenfrei Geo. C. Wing


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


N. W. Pollock


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


Julius Zemple


Julius Zemple


Capt. Walter Peppier

Chief Frank Lamp STR. CARL D. BRADLEY



Capt. William MacLean Chief John Sparre Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief Guy LaBounty Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle


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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published monthly for the employees of the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company, Rogers City, Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare. The columns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons,

safely suggestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name of the department and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. .1. A. VALENTIN, Editor.


E L) 1 T O R I A I. S



Two departments are taken from the Honor .Roll this month as the result of lost time injur ies. The first is the Mill Department, Bellmore

shift, because of an accident suffered by Ber nard Murphy when struck with the handle of a sledge while attempting to re move a shaft coupling. The end of the sledge handle scraped the leg below the knee causing only a slight abrasion.






steam power to industry and substituted the factory for the small workshop brought with it a heavy toll of life. The change in conditions began about a century ago. The victims and their families

were just which










were privileged to enjoy. Per

haps some were more fortu nate because they were more careful and thoughtful with their work as in those days

So slight in fact that the in jured did not think it neces

sary to report to the first aid hospital or see the doctor re garding it. However, in about

the responsibility for the pro tection of




a week it began to swell and

fell by the employer as it is

pain and by that time suffi


cient irritation had developed to necessitate the injured los ing considerable time.

The prevention of accidents was probably beyond humani

The above is a good example of what can happen when a minor injury is neglected. A few days more without proper care this injury might have given cause For amputating

tarian dreams. Perhaps many felt as. we regret, some still do that AM GLAD TO TESTIFY TO THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE SAFETY MOVEMENT




in the progress of industry. But with the increasing toll of life society began to awak en to its weakness.

The old

the leg. 'That is the reason we ask that all injured be giv

idea of labor as a commodity without responsibility has

en prompt medical attention.

slowly died and the worker recognized as a human being, a citizen and an important cog in any going organization has done much for industrial pro gress. Labor Day recognizes the important

'I lie second lost



dent occurred in the Construction Department when Robert I'ardy, who was painting on a scaffolding, fell causing bruises which necessi tated his staying home. Mr. I'ardy had been somewhat ailing for a time but not sufficient to keep him from work. Although he had been cautioned against climb ing ladders or scaffolds, feeling the dizzy spell coming on, he started down the step ladder and was about two feet off the floor when he fell. Present indications are that he will be back at

work shortly. We regret removing these departments from the Honor list as both crews have worked earn

estly supporting our safety first activities. Nevertheless we cannot help but feel that both these accidents would have been far less serious

if the injured had been more mindful practices of safety first.



Any system can be defeated by one single man who places himself out of harmony with it.

part the worker has done in building our na tion.

Industries are becoming steadily safer u<>t merely through mechanical perfection of plant machinery and enforcement of safety rules but. also by the response of workers in the practice of safe thinking and safe practices. Workmen today are beginning to realize that accident prevention is simply a matter of ordinary com mon sense and constant observance



principles and that there is no excuse which can logically and rightfully justify an industrial ac cident.

The heroic man does not pose : he leaves that for the man who wishes to be that heroic. Most of us 1ind that our own worse than the other fellow's.


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On our cover this month we have a picture of the grand old frigate "Constitution" as she was leaving Boston for the first time since 1881 to make a tour of Atlantic ports.

The staunch old ship has been reconditioned from stem to stern, refitted with



spars and thirty white duck sails and a maze oi rope and lines complete the latest picture of the gallant old man o' war and presents an import ant national monument.

Launched in Boston October 21, 1797 the "Constitution's" first victories were made when

as flagship of the Mediterranean fleet during the blockade of Tripoli she covered herself with glory by dealing a decisive blow to the system of piracy and tribute existing for centuries on that coast.

In 1812 she gained lasting gratitude by de

feating, in the darkest hour of

HOW QUICKLY THE SCENE CHANGES Have you ever tried to figure out just how long it takes an accident to happen and just what would be the condition of your family if you should meet with a serious accident? Accidents happen very quickly. A slip, a flash or a crash and all is over. Just like a snap of your fingers or the blink of your eye it takes no longer but what a vast amount of difference a second spent that way will make the whole picture change. One minute a fellow is alive and well and then

in the fraction of a second the damage is done. The whole course of one's life may be changed.

Health, comfort and happiness can quickly be transformed into suffering, sorrow and how often poverty. An accident has made the strongest of men cripples and passed a shadow of darkness over a former bright and happy

the war with England, the British frigate "Guerriere." Thus establishing the United States on the high seas. In


all she made nineteen captures-, three of them being among

the most spectacular battles of maritime history. She has been in foreign waters and harbored with ships of all principal nations. Two other great crisis oc For the


was never defeated





only too quickly.

It doesn't

take long for an

accident to

happen. Just a second but the pain, the suffering, the sorrow

lingers scars

on, that


never heal.

leaving Acci

dents happen every day reap ing a harvest of life and limb. What has happened to others can happen to vou. Of the 99,000 people killed by acci

curred in her career when shewas threatened with destruc


In a

things in many a life have been taken away and often all that is left is a memory. Xo, the scene can change

ship in

war succumbed with decay of



last year few, if any. thought

In 1828 she was ordered

destroyed or sold but was saved by national indignation largely because of a poem written by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Again in 1871 in Philadelphia too far gone to go to sea under her own sail, she was rebuilt and in 1926 Congress authorized the reconditioning of the famous old warship by popular subscription. Pier last foreign cruise was to carry Amer Exhibition


United States

their existence on earth would

terminate the way it did.


ican exhibits to the Universal


That is why we plead with you to be thoughtful, to be careful and to be ever mind

ful that there is always time for an accident no matter how limited it might be. And accidents

can happen any time, any where and any place. COAL, COKE AND WOOD


From indications the past few weeks it doesn't

Paris in 1878. To withstand the rigors of her long voyages, she carried food enough for six

look as if the people in our fair city are going

months and 48.000 gallons of water for her crew of 465. In one cruise she circumnavigated the globe covering 52,279 miles in 495 days.

The flag she is flying at her mast head in this picture is the same as she carried so glor iously to victory in 1812. It consists of 15 stars, white and blue field with 15 stripes alternate white and red.

Before you are fit to give orders, you must be willing to take orders. The leader of the or chestra has always been a man who has played second fiddle.

to be cold this winter. The scales at the plant are busy weighing out coke and coal, and we never saw such a train of trailers as are busy at this work to say nothing of the trucks and teams.

We have had an unusual number of requests lor permits to cut wood and on days off the sound of the axe and saw on the woodlands re

mind one of the old lumber days. That's the way. boys. It will lie mighty fine when it commences to snow and blow just to know your winter's warmth is all stored away and all you have to do is to keep the fires burn ing.

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From the Indian Canoe to th

Great Lakes Freighters


Unquestionably the Indian and his canoe made of oaken framework and covered with pieces of birch bark carefully laced with the crevices fill ed with tallow were the first known navigators on our Great Lakes.

This is what the earliest

explorers found when coming into this new country. .

One of the earliest explorers in this region was Cavilier cte La Salle, owner of a vast grant of land near Montreal. In the year 1005 LaSalle sold his property so that he might make a voy age of conquest into the region west of Mon treal and with permission from the Governor

of Quebec, started on his voyage which led him first into the Niagara Falls district where he made friends with the Indians who told him of the vast area of water west and north of the

great falls.

It was here that LaSalle's dream expanded as he thought of the vast areas to be explored and attained for France.

With this in mind and

having spent bis money, he

France lor further help.





Being successful he

returned to Niagara where he built sailing boat, the "Griffin."



The "Griffin" was about 45 ton burden and

Completely rigged. When this ship was com pleted LaSalle crossed Lake Lrie, passed De

One of the First Navigators of the Great Lakes and His Craft.

the furs into his ship and sent it with the pilot and crew of men back to Niagara. The lurs were to be given to his creditors so that new

loans might be obtained for further exploits.

troit into Lake Huron, on to the Straits of Mackinac and through the unchartered area in

The "Griffin" is supposed to have left Green Bay late in September but failed to reach her

to Green Bay where he found shelter for his ship and great quantity of furs which were


traded for salt, tea and trinkets.

LaSalle loaded



were advanced


to what had happened. One was that the crew tiring of LaSalle's domineering command had turned northward and joined the Indians in Canada.

While another was that the boat met

heavy weather and was wrecked near Georgian Bay. This latter report seems substantiated by findings in the year 1930 of wreckage from an old wooden ship, which according to an article printed in the Great Lakes News, the material

corresponded quite closely to the construction, dimensions, quality and hardware of that sup posed to have been used in the "Griffin" and authorities were quite convinced that the wreckage was that of LaSalle's ship. LaSalle then turned south, making his way

down the shore





friends with the Indians, but be was a ruthless,

domineering person bound for destruction soon er or later, and we are told the end came from

the hands of his own men a few years later. But nevertheless to LaSalle goes the credit lor being the first to succeed the Indians in sailing the Great Lakes and visioning their importance to a nation's commerce.

Soiling Ships of This Type at One Time Spotted the Lakes. This Picture to be of the Good Ship Cora A.

We believe

History is somewhat scattered for the next fifty years but mention is nuide that at the close of the Seven Years war, King Louis XV in the bargaining passed France's possession in the new

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world over to King George III With


the withdrawal of the French

England. from


While lake traffic was developing on the lower lakes, explorers and tradesmen had enter

territory the Indians were not satisfied with the treatment from the English, and it wasn't long before a bitter war was raging between the English settlers and Indian tribes of Chief I'on-

ed the Lake Superior district and in the year 1820 or thereabout copper was discovered in what is now known as tipper Michigan but little


til sometime later.

who commanded the




from Lake Superior to the Niagara Falls. The Indians, however, steadily lost ground until the year 1770 when their Chief Pontiae was killed and the tribes became scattered.

About this time the American colonies signed the Declaration of Independence and advances in lake shipping were somewhat curtailed for a time during 1770-1778 while the colonists fought the British on one side and the savages on the other, until Benjamin Franklin and his treat}' makers finally were victorious and the colonists

came into possession of the lake region and commerce began to develop, first on the eastern lakes and gradually working west. The "Jcmina" was the first vessel of any im

was done in the way of definite exploration un Numerous trading posts had sprung up along the lakes and John Jacob Astor was the head of the American Fur Company and fur contributed the bulk of the shipping business on the lakes up until 1839 when according to the Marine Re view the square rigged "Osceola" loaded the

first bulk cargo of grain

which was shipped

Irom Chicago to Buffalo. The cargo consisted of 1,678 bushels of wheat, it taking five days to load the cargo, fourteen days to make the trip and seven days for unloading.

The venture was

considered successful and the following year considerable mechanical equipment was added which greatly facilitated loading and unloading and boats engaged in grain traffic continued.

portance to be constructed and enter lake traffic

Robert Fulton, although not the first person

and history tells us that in 1800 schooners were becoming familiar along the shores of Lake Ontario and a little later portaging their cargo around Niagara Falls ft was loaded into new

to build a steamboat, was the first to run on a

ships which began to sail as far west as Mack inac. Furs and some salt comprised the princi pal bulk with tea, coffee and provisions. Later the "Surprise" a vessel of about 20 tons burden was built in Buffalo, and she was quickly

followed by about twenty-five others and trade was carried on all along the lakes as far as Fort Dearborn, which was later named Chicago. About this time the Lieutenant Governor of

Canada being awake to the importance of con trol of the lakes in trade, dispatched a detach ment to take over the principal strongholds from the colonists and war raged from that time un

til Perry's victory over Barclay on Lake Erie,

trial trip from New York to Albany.

The trip

of 150 miles was made in 32 hours.

This was

in 1807 and steam gradually worked westward into the Great Lakes region. Although for a period of time steam was looked upon with skepticism and for that reason most ol the early steam boats carried a complete set of sailing rigging or sufficient to carry them to port in case of failure of any part of the steam power. The first steamers were side wheelers and in

an article written by Capt. James Van Cleve we have the story of how he and several others in

partnership built the first sloop rigged propeller ship. This vessel was named the "Vandalia" and was ninety-one feet long, twenty feet two inch es in beam and eight feet three inches in depth of hold with 138 tons burden. This ship was

and the following trea





tween President Mon roe




His Majesty: On



each country

was al

lowed one vessel not to exceed 100 tons

burden and armed with



cannon. lakes


On the upper




like description and on Lake Champlain a similar vessel could be stationed. This was

one of the earliest dip lomatic


giving a foundation ol peace between the American


and England,

Another Type of Carrier With Tow Going Through the Locks.

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launched in 1841 and made her first trip to the head of Lake Ontario. The "Empire" a pro

peller ship built in Cleveland about this time was the first to be launched sidewise.

During this time there had been a rush of copper prospectors into northern Michigan. This was made difficult because of the rapids at Sault Ste. Marie which made it impossible for ships to navigate from the St. Mary's River into

Lake Superior.

We are told that John Jacob

Astor built a ship on the shores of Lake Super ior out of material imported from Ohio, this be ing the first vessel to sail these waters. Later several small steamers were transported over

the rapids into Lake Superior. This was shortly after Douglas Houghton, who was appointed Michigan's first geologist in 1837, made his re

port to the Governor on the wealth of the cop per country.

Iron was discovered in the copper country in 1844 by a party of surveyors having trouble with their compass because of attraction be tween the iron and the needle point of the com

pass, and this new find put more traffic up Lake


The ore and copper traffic moved

for a share and when the railroads began push

ing into the West wheat and grain came pouring into newly constructed elevators at Duluth to be carried east by boats and the lakes were

spotted with the busy traffic of schooners and steamers.

The next big event in shipbuilding came in about the year 1870 when Joseph Belknap orga nized the Detroit Dry Dock Company and built an iron steam boat, the "E. B. Ward, Jr." Al

though there was a great amount of interest shown in the iron ships there was a greater de mand for the wooden ships because they were

cheaper. But with the urge for larger bulk car goes of ore, grain and coal the steel freighter came into its own and the schooner and small wooden steamers drifted into transporting tim ber and lumber from the smaller lake ports.

With the passing of this trade the sailing vessel on the lakes gradually passed over the horizon until last season when the schooner "Our Son,"

the last of her line, swamped in Lake Michigan,

ending the colorful career of this type of ship. ft will perhaps not be long until the small wood

en steamers join the fate of the graceful sailing

east and it was necessary at first to carry the cargoes around the rapids at Sault Ste. Marie


and reload it into other ships.

vanced in demand and today we have six hun

hauled by horses.

Later it


This was the practice until

the locks were completed. In 1853 a canal was started around the rapids and after several failures, the locks were com

pleted and vessels could load on Lake Superior and go down through the Lakes into the ocean if necessary. The Erie Canal connecting Buf falo and Albany on the route to New York City was finished in 1820 and the Welland Canal con

necting Lakes Ontario and Erie on the Canadian side was.finished in 1829.

At this time copper and iron headed the list of trade commodities.

Later lumber came, in

The steel constructed ships have steadily ad

dred footers, such as operated by the Pittsburgh Steamship Company, the Ford Motor Company, the Interlake Steamship Company. Hutchinson & Company, the Bradley Transportation Company and many others carrying a tonnage last season of ore, coal and limestone aggregating close to 105 million tons, which, no doubt, will be aug mented in the future as new equipment is

brought into effect and docks, rivers and har bors are improved.

Of course what we have a right to expect of the American boy is that he shall turn tint to be a good American man. Now, the chances are

strong that he won't be much of a man un

less he is a good deal of a boy. He must not be a coward or a weak

ling, a bully, a shirk, or a pfig. He must work hard



hard. He must be clean-minded and clean

lived, and able to hold his own under all cir

cumstances and against all comers. on these

It is only conditions

that he will grow into the kind of American man of whom America

can lie really proud.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Modern Equipment Used In Transportation On The Great Lakes.

Theodore Roosevelt.

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General Repair Shop An Im portant Unit Is Essential In Plant Operation





.By R. Dueltgen, Jr.

In the operation of a stone quarry with its crushing and screening plant, a well equipped repair shop is an essential unit. All machinery used in excavating, crushing and screening stone is subjected to severe service necessitating repairs.

Machine and hand tools of sufficient

size and number must be maintained to take care

of any kind of repair job from a small weld to overhauling a locomotive. Lathes, shapers, drill presses, grinders ami all small tools used by machinists, pipe fitters, mechanics and black smiths are among the many different kinds of tools comprising the shop equipment and an overhead traveling crane for handling heavy pieces ol machinery is indispensable.

Our general repair shop is equipped to take care of practically all maintenance work on our plant equipment as well as considerable work

for the Bradley Transportation Company. With the aid of radio




boats and plant, material and shopmen are on hand when the boat arrives at dock to do repair jobs during the time the boat is loading. The scope of the work which the shop is called upon to do is so broad and diversified that a crew

of skilled workmen, among which are mechan ics, electricians, boilermakers, blacksmiths and

Beading from left to right: Dave Gregg, black

helpers, are employed during the operating and

smith helper; Cortlie Adrian, blacksmith; Frank Telaski, blacksmith helper.

repair seasons. As nearly all of our equipment is driven by electric power with the exception of the loco motives and locomotive cranes, the electrical re

pair department has the responsibility of main taining the electric motors and control systems. The blacksmith shop located in one corner of

the general repair shop building is a department

which is called upon by all maintenance and operating phases of the plant. It takes care of

not only the small repair jobs and replacement

parts but the largest job necessary in shovel, lo comotive and plant operation in general are also taken care of here.

The present day blacksmith shop with its large forges, air hammers and automatic tools is quite differ ent than the old type of blacksmith shop which held the interest of every youngster in his early teens. The blacksmith takes a piece of iron or steel and in a short time has

it shaped into a repair part which might cause considerable delay were il lie -essarv to wait until new parts could be shipped hi. One interesting phase of the black smith's work is the sharpening of drill bits

for blast hole drills.

is accomplished with

sharpener using a hammer.









air as

sharpening and tempering of other tools, requires much skill on the part of the blacksmith. Upon his judg ment dI the propei1 temperature at which to Forges of the Blacksmith Shop





steel depends the degree of hardness

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and texture of the finished job.

Drill bits must

have a definite temper and shape to give the maximum footage before resharpening and highest rate of footage drilled. Much more could be written regarding the activities of the general repair shop, but a visit to the shop will bear us out that this is truly a busy place.

One fool can cause just about as much damage as two fools almost any time. It all depends on the circumstances. It may take two people to make a quarrel, but it doesn't necessarily take two to make an accident. DONT PICK 'EM UP!

If you pick up a highway thumb jerker and he turns out to be a thug or a robber, it is just


Common highway



too bad!


fashioned kind which existed in horse and buggy

There are lots of these cases where drivers, out of the kindness of their hearts, offer rides

days—would remedy many of our traffic ills. A recent study shows that right of way vio lations are the cause of a great many of these

to highway pedestrians. Instead of giving the pedestrian a ride it turns out that the car owner


an astounding case of this kind in the west some

Some of these violations may be through ig norance but a large number of them undoubted ly are wilful. Others are caused through selfishness.

months ago.

himself is often "taken for a ride."

course there






hoggishness, intolerance and indifference to the rights of others. The best mannered of men often become selfish boors

when manipulating their ben zine buggies through traf

ten minutes

in the First

LJ Aid roonv Tiusmanwait

ed 5 daijsbe fore reporting injunj—He I

anywhere on



lost12weeks with blood





A sizeable group of safety men were discuss

ing accidents. More especially they were trying to find out what caused motor vehicle collisions.

There were professors who analyzed what they called "intelligence levels." '1 here were police who claimed that weather conditions had much to do with accidents.

There were safety directors who cited numer ous other causes.

There were doctors who talked of "emotional

stability." Most of the talk was a little too deep for yours

truly. One remark, however, struck home. This particular gent said: "The cause of most motor vehicle collisions is

not so much that a couple of CARS meet as it is that a couple of FOOLS meet." A pretty good answer but not always correct.





traveling salesman who had given a pedestrian a lift and who was struck and beaten by his guest passenger, was not entitled to compensation for bis injuries. The assault, the


highway, where life and limb is at stake, it is

time to pick out the worthy cases as you drive along the highway. The best vule to follow is to ignore such re quests. Otherwise you may be

fooling with dynamite. The Supreme Court of Ne



on the other hand there are a

lot of people of questionable.

there lies exposed a spirit of


the highways and occasionally they will signal for a lift. But character who make a practice of bumming rides. You haven't

er's seat. It is peculiar how the veneer of courtesy is sloughed off and in its place



of re


they lose their sense of lairplay when they take the driv




cise Common courtesy? some


spectable people walking along

Isn't it appalling to think drivers

The good Samaritan was murdered

in cold blood by the man he befriended. Why take a chance?

that many people are killed or injured on our streets just because

There was




an inci

dent of the traveling man's employment. The thug got away of course. And he took with him the traveling man's money and his auto mobile.

In addition the victim suffered serious

injuries. The action of the Supreme Court in cutting off his plea for compensation just about capped the climax to a series of most unfortu nate events.

Emmanuel Jackson, mule tender, appeared one morning on crutches. "blow come?" asked a friend. "Ah thought yo' was one o' de best mule skinners in de bus iness."

"So Ah is," affirmed Emmanuel proudly, "but we got a new mule dat didn't know mah reputa tion."

Teacher: "Johnny, do you know who built the Ark?"

Johnny: "Xaw." Teacher: "Correct, for once in your life."

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Precautions And Safe Practices 1. Keep oxygen from oil or grease. Oil or grease in presence of oxygen under pressure will ignite violently. Oily or greasy substances

must be kept away


platform with oil or placed in a position where oil or grease from overhead cranes or belts is

likely to fall Upon them. A jet of oxygen should never strike an oily surface, greasy clothes, OX enter a fuel oil or storage tank. 2. Always refer to oxygen by its full name— "Oxygen"—and not, for example, by the word "Air." A serious accident may easily result if oxygen is used as a substitute for compressed air. Do not use oxygen in pneumatic tools, to start Diesel engines, to blow out pipe lines, to "dust" clothing or work, or for head pressure in a tank of any kind. 3. When an oxygen cylinder is not in use, the cap, which protects the outlet valve, should always be in place and screwed down against the neck ring to prevent injury to the valve. 4. Do not drop or handle oxygen cylinders rouirhlv.



In the Storage, Care and Handling of OxyAcetylene Welding and Cutting Equipment

from cylinders, cylinder

valves, couplings, regulators, hose and appar atus. Do not handle oxygen cylinders or ap paratus with oily hands or gloves. Oxygen cylinders should never be handled on the same




5. Never tamper with nor attempt to repair oxygen cylinder valves.



is exper

ienced, send the supplier promptly a report of the character of the trouble, giving serial num ber stamped on the cylinder. Follow his instruc tions as to its prompt return. 6. Do not use a hammer or wrench to open oxygen cylinder valves. If valves cannot be

opened by hand, notify the supplier. 7. The Valve should be opened slowly. If the high pressure is suddenly released it is liable to damage the regulator and pressure gauges. 8. Never use oxygen direct from the cylin der without a regulator. It is not safe to do so and will possibly burst the hose. 9. Do not move an oxygen cylinder any dis tance unless the valve is securely closed and the cap is in place. 10. Remember always—never allow oil or grease to come in contact with oxygen. Never use oxygen as a substitute for compressed air, or as a source of pressure.

Something About the Symptoms and Treatment of Infantile Paralysis Although health authorities state that there is no immediate cause for alarm, there is a mild

epidemic of infantile paralysis going on in the state of Michigan at this time, and that our people may become more familiar with the symptoms and peculiarities of this type of in fection, we present a few of the high spots on the disease as gathered from a recent interview with Dr. S. H. Rutledge of the Rogers City Hospital. Much has been learned in the past few years regarding infantile paralysis. The common be lief that infantile paralysis and spinal menin gitis are similar types of infection is entirely er roneous. These two diseases are distinct types of infections.

It has been found



paralysis is much more common than has here tofore been anticipated, mild cases existing in most communities quite regularly and only in about 20 per cent of the cases is the complica tion of paralysis made manifest because of the fact that the paralytic symptoms are not in evi


The paralysis is due to a general infec

tion involving the motor cells of the spinal cord. Isolated cases have always been a problem of great concern with the physicians, and it now appears that these cases are brought about by a

very effective.

This serum, however, is of little

value to the patient after paralysis. The only instrument of value after this stage is the re storing of the patient to as near normal as pos sible by orthopedic surgery and mechanical supports.

harly symptoms of infantile paralysis are fever, chills, nervousness, pain in the neck, head ache, rigidity of the neck, nausea, tremors of the lips and hands, general sluggishness, drowsi

ness or indifference, and constipation, paralysis usually not occurring until several days after these symptoms have been in evidence.

There is at present a supply of this serum in the county which





given before general Complication of paralysis sets in, ancj although health authorities do not

feel there is any cause for undue alarm at pres ent concerning this disease,




several cases in this vicinity during the past month, and we feel that the above will acquaint our readers with the severity of the infection and also enable them to recogni/.e early symp toms, and the necessity of securing prompt medical attention.

Your friend is the man who knows all about

carrier who has had a touch of infantile paralysis

you and still likes you.

of tinsufficient severity to show well defined characteristics of this type of infection. There is at present a serum which when given before the complications of paralysis set in is

than the one who lends.

The man who borrows takes



To pardon is the privilege only of the living.

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The Waste of Time and Where Time Can Be Wasted It is an old adage "That time and tide waits

for no man," and how true it is. Time goes on and we all have many useless minutes, yes even hours of wasted time during the average day and what will it amount to in a

lifetime and how

much better would our journey through life have been if all our working hours were spent in an effort to do the best possible for the good of the particular task we were doing. This holds true whether we are working for ourselves or selling our services to others.

With business conditions as they are today jobs are at a premium. Large industrial concerns have found it necessary to curtail their man power because of a decrease in the sales of their

product. Workmen who are left on the job find in many cases that more is expected of them now than when business conditions were better.

Today more than ever a man sells his services to the company for which he works. Any in dustrial activity can be successful only when it shows a profit so its operations can be contin ued. When a workman is hired today, he has a certain specific task to do in the cog wheel of industry. If he does not honestly try and fill

that position to the best of his ability, he is fall ing short of the requirements of his position. There are many ways in which workmen may waste considerable time.

Some of them may be

classed as a willful waste while others are done

more or less unconsciously and perhaps have become a habit.

Life is a grindstone, and whether it Grinds a man down or polishes him up depends on the stuff he's made of.

problem which confronts every employer and a loss which each workman can eliminate for his

company if he will earnestly endeavor to do his part.

While the above is probably responsible for the greatest waste in time, other items which

are large contributors to waste, are laying off without advance notice, being late on the job and late in starting the job after one is there, taking more time than is needed to do a particular job, failing to follow instructions, making mistakes which necessitates doing the job over, waste in motion due to unsystematic personal working habits, waiting around when not ne cessary for tools to be repaired, trying to work when not physically fit and doing personal work on company time. All these taken together day after day through the season, if they could be accurately computed, would perhaps present a figure which would be astonishing. it is the duty of every employee to try to prevent every minute of waste time and every penny of waste material possible. The harder we try the nearer we will come to accomplish

ing our purpose and the more effective results will be obtained for our company and ourselves. EVERYTHING in

It is not the intention of men to waste time

but if Only practiced to a small degree by each and taken collectively it amounts to a great er loss to their employer than might be realized







gamble. Timidity never accomplished anything in this world. Faith is the mainspring of enter prise. It is the easiest thing in the world to reason the merit of a new idea.

The man who

in a plant that has 800 men employed 250 days in the year. If each man wastes 50c in time each

"gets there" is the man who has the courage to make the plunge when the thought is fresh in

day.' the annual loss is $100,000.00.

his mindâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to strike while the iron is hot.

This is a






wait for nobody. They must be taken at the flood.




attempts to argue all the way to the finish is lost.

Difficulties are

not at their




T h e

world's real benefact ors are its brave men; the men who have the soul to dare, to risk

everything â&#x20AC;&#x201D; fortune. reputation and life it self.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Frank




The object of teach ing a child is to enable

him to get along with The Charles H. Bradley Transporting a Cargo of Lumber Down the Lakes.

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General Repair Takes Season's Honors Heads Calcite League The General Repair gave conclusive proof that they were the class of the League when they pounded "Bcrgie" Platz, star Merchant twirier, for many hits of every variety and gathered

thirteen runs to take the League honors. Final score 13-5.

Both teams hit often and the bases were al

ways full. The Merchants' first markers came as the result of two pretty squeeze plays and the Repair crew came back to garner three on healthy slugging. In the later innings "Lefty" Leveck was relieved by Reinke due to a desper

ate Merchant rally but, the Repair sluggers again crashed through to put the game on ice. Due to the extreme hitting that slowed the contest and dark, low hanging clouds, the .game was called on account of darkness. Although only another ball or so was necessary to com

plete the game, another pitched ball might have meant serious injury to players or bystanders. Umpire "Bill" Warwick had no other course, but to call the game when he did. There were two down and two strikes on the batter when the

game was called, although the bases were full also.

This win meant eight for the Repair and made the number of defeats for the Merchants two.

We didn't see any greenbacks flashing for speculation at this General Repair-Drill tussle either before or after the game. The compara tive strength of the two teams made the invest ors rather careful it seems. Kelley lost his stake four days previous and times are hard. \\ alter

Meyers made on this last game, however. Walt had seven extractions in a row and then his

team got kind-hearted. Maybe chocolate sodas aren't to the liking during this late summer sea son. Anyway fans, something was wrong with




With Eight Straight Victories game to the General Repair and it was a mighty interesting battle. "What's this we hear about expense money?" Manager "Bill" Fleller seems to be questioned by some curious fans. Rumors of telegrams,

gasoline bills, hot-dogs and lemonade purchases center around "Left)-" Leveck. And. finally we discover that some long headed fan cooks up this story. Sadly in need of a pitcher for this crucial contest with the Drillers, Manager "Bill" Heller and his "right bower," Frank Reinke, called a "meetin' of two" and tempted Clyde from his Denver abode. Of course, it was pol icy to dot and dash off a few pennies for trans portation and human sustainance.

Hence, our

friend Leveck was at hand and did nice work in the box.

Then, on the evening of August 27th, Hilary and Leo staged the ball game DeLuxe, one of the closest and most interesting games of the season. A half hour before game- time, O'Toole had his Mill proteges (some of them newly adopted, by the way) skipping around the dia mond and pepping them up with his usual verb al skill. Yes, Hilary could be heard. It looked like a beating for Kelley. But, wait until that Quarry team comes forth! Yes sir, somebody whispered in Leo's ear; he's prepared for his old-time rival and the line-up he exposes would make Connie Mack's A's stagger. But. O'Toole keeps right on with the discourse.

Batter up! The five innings had started and certainly constituted a real battle. Good baseball throughout the game was one of the outstand ing features; the players performed like sea soned veterans and, the interest among the fans was the most keen of the season.

To climax

something and the General Repair dug up an 8

the fray, Bob Mundt of the Mill comes to bat

to 2 victory. The Drillers, a dark horse team we might say from the very start, lost their last

and Kelley with a one run advantage.

with two out, bases loaded, last half of the fifth

A General Repair Run Being Scored Which Figured In On Tlie Driller's 8-2 Defeat.


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And a hot liner streaked far over the shortstop position. But, "Red" Martin streaked upward, hauled down a sure double for an out and doub led a man off third to retire the side.

A bril

liant play all around and a check on three cer tain runs.

Whoever placed that exit only a few feet from the dug-out, made it easv for Hilarv.

The Mill

lost 2-1.

Laffin's Quarry team, for most of the season contenders for first place, won one and lost two

of their last three games to finish season in 4th place with the Yard. The Yard team played good ball, capturing all of their last three games. While the Track Team has yet to gain- a vic tory. Hoffman's Construction team turned in some nice ball to win two out of their last three contests.


Explosion-—A shot played with

General Repair Drills Merchants

Quarry (Laffin) Yard '



Quarry (Kelley) Mill Tracks




The tennis game seems to have succumbed to the noble game of golf among M. L. & C. Co. employees this season. With a reduction in en tries and a lacking in interest, this season's tournament has progressed rather slowly. How ever, some very hard fought battles have taken

place and the participants seem to have enjoyed the competition.

The next two weeks will like

ly see the finish of the matches and the champ ionship decided.

Scores of matches played to date, September 8th :

Preliminary Round: Lloyd Goodin-J. A. Val entin, 7-5, 7-5; Guv Hardin-N. Hoeft 11-9, 6-0:

J. L. Clymer-R. Dueltgen jr.. 6-4, 6-1; R. C. Stanbrook-C. A. Storms, 6-0, 6-0; George JouesJ. P. Kinville, 6-1, 6-0. First Round: W. Mundt-B. Zempel 6-3, 6-2: H. Lewis-R. Crittendon 6-1, 6-4; J. G. Munson-

L. Goodin, to be playeC; Guy Hardin-I. L. Clymer 0-3. 6-4; L. Ravmond-O. Zempel to be play ed; I Hamilton-'L Rose 8-6, 6-2: I-'.. Meyers-K. Hamilton 6-1, 6-0; George Joncs-R. C. Stanbrook 6-1. 9-7.

Second Pound: H. Lewis-W. Mundt, 3-6, 8-6,

(,-] ; George Jones-L. Meyers, 6-4, 7-5. Men are strong only as they believe in one another.

Men do not vary much in virtue; their vices only are different.


across the ball as in the cut shot.

Fairway—The strip ol" tween tee and green.


Flat Lie—A club has a "flat






shaft is attached to the head at an angle to al

low the player to stand comparatively far away from his ball.

Poursomc—The real foursome is 4 players playing only 2 balls. Most Americans, however, regard the usual 4-ball match as a foursome.

TEAM STANDINGS Won Lost Pet. 1.000 8 0 7 1 .875 -> o .715 .500 4 4 .500 4 4 3 5 .375 ) .250 6 9 .250 6 7 .000 0


out of a sand trap. The club strikes hard into the sand under the ball. The ball and sand are literally "exploded" onto the green. Fade—A fairly long approach shot that goes high and to the left of the object. Its descent is a gradual curve to the right, caused I))- cutting

Gobble—When a strongly hit putt, that would normally overrun the hole, hits the back of the

Cup and drops, it is called a "gobble." Green—Literally, the green is the entire course, but this word is only popularly applied to the putting green. Hal I-one—A "stroke-every-other-hole-handicap." Half-shot—A shot in which the back swing and the follow through are only half length. Halved—The same number of strokes by both players on a hole, or the same number of strokes in a match of medal play, or the same number of holes won in a match play is "halved." Hanging Lie—-When a ball rests where the ground immediately in bunt of it drops abrupt ly.

Hazard—Anything that obstructs the approach to the putting green. Heel—The portion of the club nearest the shaft and not part of the face.

Hold the Green—When an approached shot is hit to carry the green and it succeeds in stick

ing, it is said to "hold the green." Honor—The privilege of playing first. Hook—A shot that curves sharply to the left. Caused by hitting across the ball from the in side out, imparting side spin from left to right. Ilosel—The neck of the club head into which the shaft is fitted.

Lie—The position of the ball in play. Like—The







words, two players whose scores are identical either by holes or strokes.

Like-as-we-lie—This term designates oppon ent's status on a particular hole when they have both used the same number of strokes but have

not yet holed out.

Lip—The verv Qd^c of the cup on the putting green.

Loft—The angle or pitch of the club's face. Also means to hit the ball into the air. Neck—See Hosel.

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Feeding The Child For Health By Edna Shane



Plant Nurse

A very precious possession is in your care. It is the life of a child. Through the child the race goes forward.

A great responsibility confronts those who have children in their charge. The child's suc cess and happiness in life depend largely upon the guidance of the grown up. The foundation for success and happiness in life is a strong, healthy body. The lime to lay this foundation is in the growing body of a child. Each child is a builder. He enters the world in the tiny body of the infant. This body he builds during the

years of infancy, childhood and youth until it is fully developed and ready for his use as a man. It is important that the child build his body rightly. Weak bodies cause suffering and are a handicap in the game of living. Healthy bodies furnish their possessors an abundance of vital energy for the daily tasks of life and more than that they supply a reserve force with which to meet life emergencies. Malnutrition—How To Recognize It. Ask yourself these questions. Is your child delicate? Lacking in vitality? Is he listless, nervous, fretful? Does he tire easily? Do you scold him because he will not stand up straight but slouches forward with drooping shoulders? These are symptoms of the child who is un dernourished or threatened



and if not taken in hand and put on the road to health, he will grow into a physically weak adult



portant the

o 1


building ma terial


fo 0 d .



needs a more careful diet

than the adult whose






to help him grow properly may be listed as follows: Pro teins—the muscle building foods. Protein is essential in building body cells. It is found in milk, eggs, meat, cereals such as wheat and oatmeal, certain vegetables like beans and peas, Foods that the child must have

and nuts.

Mineral matter—the food that builds

bone, teeth, blood, brain tissue and stimulates body functions. It is furnished by milk, green

vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat and whole grains, especially wheat. Vitamins—vital growth reg ulating and health promoting substances found in many foods but especially in raw whole milk, eggs, leaf vegetables and fruits. Energy foods —the fuel foods. These are sugar, starch found in cereals, potatoes, fat, butter or milk fat.

How to know that your child is building his body for health: Be sure that the child has ten hours sleep each night with windows open. Plays out doors part of each day. Washes his hands and face before each meal

unable to do his share of the world's work el-

(this prevents carrying diseases into the mouth


and system). Brush teeth as often as once a day.

The Remedy

In his work of building the body, the child must observe certain health rules and have cer

Dirty teeth in the mouth are like eating with dirty forks or silver not cleaned. Have a full bath more than once a week.

tain needful building materials. The health rules that the child should follow are simple but vital since they lay the foundation for health habits during life. They may be summed up as bodily cleanli

Have one or more bowel movement daily; regulated by proper food not cathartics. Drink at least 6 glasses of water daily.

ness (frequent baths), teeth brushed daily, suf ficient sleep, regular and complete elimination

is ideal). Eat some vegetables and fruits each day, especially oranges or fresh fruits in season.

of waste material and




Drink as much milk as possible (quart daily

movements most important) and right habits of diet.


The building materials that the child requires are air, water and food.

The child must have

plenty of fresh air and he should play out of doors part of each day and sleep at night with windows open. Physical defects such as ade noids that may interfere with his air supply should be corrected, especially before his first year of school. Plenty of fresh pure water is likewise neces sary. Water keeps the internal organs of the body clean, provides a carrying medium for the food substances and in addition itself enters into

the body composition.

It is best to take most

of the water between meals.

If we noticed little pleasures, As we notice little pains; If we quite forgot our losses And remembered all our gains;

If we looked for people's virtues And their faults refused to see,

What a comfortable and happy Cheerful place this world would be. Robbers always give much to charity for thus do thev absolve themselves.

A person may be very secretive and yet have no secrets.

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Wandering In the Gardens and About the Home Grounds A Few Tips

That May Be Somewhat Profitable In The Flower Garden:

As the garden growing close

Divide peonies, phlox, in

and the harvest season is

fact, most perennials. Plant bulbs, especially those which you have saved yourself. Do not allow them to remain out

season draws







want to call attention to

the necessity of notifying the office of any inspec tion calls to be made be

of the soil.

Give the garden a final

fore it is too late.

cleanup. If roses arc planted now

The gardens this sum mer have been unusually successful and one of the

in a well-prepared bed we

novel crops for this com munity is the watermelon

may expect a greater pro

display pictured on this page. Fred Bade reports a

Spring. Lift gladiolus, tuberose,


caunas and dahlias Store in cool cellar.


nineteen, all



good size and all matur




garden and improvements and we furnish a list of -work to be done during

the month of September. Itt The Home Grounds: Do not fail to cut lawns

before freezing. The long growth will be matted

~^&i3&3£&Ji Not a had 1031 crop, especially for our cooler climate. Crown by Fred Bade.

down during the winter and will be difficult to get into shape, A large amount of Winter injury to ever

greens is due to a dry Fall. Water them thor oughly. Continue to sow lawns.

Transplant most shrubs at end of mouth. Give hedges a final clipping. Before







grounds carefully, making all plans for changes. In war it is considered good strategy to keep the other fellow guessing. In traffic it is the worst possible blunder.

Trying to figure out what the other fellow is going to do next is one of the problems of mod It is sometimes hard to avoid hit

ting a fellow when you don't know which way he is going to move, and the raw material for an accident doesn't seem at all sure either.

Just watch some drivers in action. They can't make up their minds which side of the road is better for driving and weave from one sideto the other.



When they stick their hands out

you can't tell whether they are going to turn or are just flicking the ashes from a cigaret. Also watch some people crossing the street.

They step from the curb before looking both

sects or disease.

Rake and pile leaves. Start gathering mulch material.

A large amount of print

ed matter concerning gardening is distributed annually by the Federal Government, thru the Universities and other channels. If you have not availed yourself of this opportunity to se cure accurate information on the subject, you can. no doubt, add this to your own gardening experience with benefit.

Too much emphasis cannot be placed on the importance of planning now for your 1932 gard en.

Keeping Him Guessing In Traffic Ca uses

ern traffic.


Prepare rose beds. Cut everlasting flowers and hang up to dry. In The Vegetable Garden: Sow spinach. Remove garden trash which might harbor in

ing. This is the time of year when a great deal can be done






ways, then hesitate about what to do next. The driver slows down—if he doesn't, it may be just too bad—and the two of them do an Alphonse and Gaston act in the middle of the street.


hesitating pedestrian may finally decide to move on and perhaps he will get in the way of a mo torist who has decided to pass the patient driver. Planning the job carefully prevents many ac cidents in the factory. Planning what you are going to do before stepping from the curb will prevent many mishaps on the street. Dodging

among cars is dangerous business, but if you arc caught in traffic it is often better to stand still and give the approaching driver a chance to avoid you. It is harder to hit a moving target with a rifle but it is easier to miss a stationary

pedestrian with an automobile.

If you keep the

other fellow guessing he may guess wrong.

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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture »

Here and There About the Plant



"Among Ourselves

What do you think about a fellow who was raised in the Canadian wilds and for the past fifteen years a resident of Rogers City going a

eighteen inches of top dirt and haul it out in the woods and refill it with some good earth. This

few miles out of town and getting lost in the

stores to purchase some good lawn seed. Some thing that would grow and form a good sod, which it

huckleberry brush? Well, that is just what happened to

was done and then Carl went to one of the local


our good friend Hector Haw



prise he again has a wonder

Jack Schultz says the next

few bets if he hadn't tried to economize CHILD'S THOUGHT



LIT in the fields which were


green last May.

But are rough and stuhhled and

brown today,

lieve that drift wood comes into shore as fast as it does

but by taking a look at the wood piles in Wm. Sobeck's yard it will give you some idea





washed up on the beach just Opposite his place. Observe stop signs. shorten life?


It's too short

They are stacking the sheaves of the yellow wheat And raking the aftermath dry and The barley and oats and golden rye

Are safely stored in the granary; Where the pumpkins border the tall corn rows.

The busy reaper comes and goes; And only the apples set so thick On the orchard boughs are left to pick. What a little time it seems since

getting in his supply ol coal. Almost eveiw trip found Fred along the road fixing tires but he stuck right to it and the coal is all hauled.

The tug slip will soon be circled with herring fisher men according to the way the herring are beginning to jump these evenings. The herring is not a fighting fish

but it sure is great sport


Not very much longer than yester day! Yet all this growing, which now is

strong screen

Of corn were but little poiuts o£ green.

apple blossoms were pink and sweet,

But no one could gather them to eat; And all this food for hungry men Was but buds or seeds just planted then.

—Susan Coolidge

Chas. Platz finally caught Up with Capt. McOuinu. We hear a daughter. Nancy Jane, was born to Mr.

and Mrs.'Chas. F. Platz on August 18th. Carl Hoch decided to clean out the quack-grass in his lawn.

He hired a truck





which shows that his judg Yes, sir! The gasoline is all it cost manager Win. Heller to get Clyde Leveck back here for the game be tween the Drillers and Gen

At least

that's what Pill says altho there arc many of the opin ion that between Frank Reinke and Bill Heller the

offer was made so tempting that Clyde couldn't







seems to be some it

as Clyde says since the last

ball game, he is quite fixed







winter ami




Experience says safety is

worth a lot. Never fo'rget it.


The nodding wheat and high,

catching them and they also are very good eating.


ment was very good.


And finished, was scarcely then



claims he has picked the winner of almost each game

eral Repair teams.



Fred Lee seemed to have considerable trouble with the tires on his trailer while


Hilary says he could have

Edward Kelley says the "Screenings" is all wrong about him watching Specta

It certainly is hard to be

to Carl's

made some money during the baseball season by placing a

his neck.

cle Reef light as he just hap pened to drive up there and parked by mistake. Lester Raymond claims that Ed must be very forgetful.


ful lawn of ctuack grass.

time he takes Hec along he is going to tie a cow bell around







ings" R

C. Stanbrook said.



"Well, what do you know about that—a picture of the jail fight on the cover. I suppose we will have a pic ture of the poor


the back."


over to see




on it


really meant it.

A few days ago when the plant was down Julius and Otto Zempel decided to take a trip on the new highway leading into

the quarry but to their surprise they found the gate locked on their return. Finally after a

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half hour's search a key was found to fit the lock and out they came.

Julius says the queer part of it was that a

his surprise he thought it to be a hornets nest instead and dropped it to his knees which was just too bad for the knees. Chuck seemed wor ried about his hands and knees and wanted to

half hour later the gate was again without a lock. All that we can say is that the quarry watchman was right on the job.

occu ranee.

Carl Hoeh seems to be having plenty of trou ble with his car lately. His two last trips cost

sodas the other evening when they lost to the

him $12.00 and $7.50* respectively and still had

General Repair.

to be towed home.

The drill team claimed it

You remember

Joe, our editor, is rather lucky.

He drives up

to the gas station with a Model A to get gas in a can for his Model T. It beats walking, doesn't

it, Joe?









"'Nick" Carter had his hair clipped.

Well, you

wouldn't think he was the same man to look at

him now with his new set of curls.

Nick said

he would never try that again without his wife's

After losing the game to the Shop, it didn't cost Waller Meyers the usual amount. All he had to buy was all day suckers to cheer his boys along until their next tilt. The other night Arthur Getzinger was com

ing home from fishing and saw a new tire in the

know what he should do to prevent a similar





Conveyors are for "dead" material,


workers stav off them for safety.

Marvin Lamb offered ten gallons of gas to the Yard team last Saturday for a home run which makes it seem as though he and Leo Kelley had something up on the game.

'â&#x20AC;˘If I had my 30-30. a gat and some tear gas bombs, I would have


If he it


ing over any

stopped and picked it


without hand



there were no home runs made and the score was in favor of the Yard.

up." Safety first, Art; it pays. Everybody is wond ering


gets the out with

Remember! Preven tion is better than


pullâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;comes lively base

balls and a new bats.


On Ed. Radka's




Way Back When.

days he is kept busy looking for the lost revolutions



In case you have trouble recognizing

this fellow, it's our good friend John Sparre.

If someone with an outboard motor had

been on the job the other night, he sure would have



We all wonder how the Repair Clydie back from Denver so quick.

Sunday. rang


The fellow who allows many safety lessons to pass has a great future behind him.

"With a simple stroke of the brush," said the school teacher, taking his class around the Na tional Gallery, "Joshua Reynolds could change a smiling face to a frowning face." "So can mv mother." said a small bov nearbv.



quick sale. Edwin Radka started out to row across Lake Nettie and after rowing several hours decided there must be something wrong

when to his surprise he found he hadn't moved an inch. The party in the back seat had for gotten to pull the anchor. The new base balls nearly caused an accident

the night the General Repair played the Drills. Everybody wanted to get the foul ball that was knocked and leaning up against the fence with too much pressure, the fence gave way.


the duir-out was there.

Art Grambau as Nick Altrock was on the job doing his stuff, but he just seemed to disappear after the third inning when the shop made their 7 runs.

Wm. Streich, Otto Quade and Elmer Wenzel took "Chuck" Storms out on a bullhead fishing


In fact, it was Chuck's first fishing trip

since he's been married.

Chuck finally succeeded in hooking a dandy big fellow and not wanting to take any chance on losing it, dove at it with both hands when to

Friend George Jones was collared by the watchman and brought before Judge Meharg for violating the parking rules at the Time Of fice. Lucky for George this was his first of fense as no fines were levied but he was placed on a 30 day probation. George said he will be very careful hereafter and doubly careful for the next 30 days.

Little Neil Meharg came to his Dad the other dav and wanted a dime.

His father, of course,

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told him if he wanted money he would have to earn it the same as a lot of other little boys do

Schrani sure have been getting their share of

and told him he would either have to sell some

bullheads this season at the Seven Mile dam on

thing or run errands. A few days later we find the little fellow going from house to house sell ing last year's Christinas seals which he had

came home with was 110. Steve says he has eaten so many he doesn't want to see a bullhead

gathered somewhere.

again this season.

Steve Parytka was telling the boys at the Shop about a quarry where he used to work on

A certain lake in Montmorency county where Arthur and Albert Hopp went bullhead fishing proved itself to be haunted. At least there were stories about someone drowning in it several years ago and ac

the coal dock which furnished coal for the shov

els. Yes sir, that sure was a real job. They had one gasoline drill and one shovel.



Martin. Steve

the Thunder Bay River.




the boat, it surely


selves with

they decided that there s o m e

the tug just came

fish when all <>l" a sudden a terrible

after the two life

purchased the

splash right near


the boat was heard which al

g an Limestone Company which were placed on the shore


most upset them and was gone be fore the guns were given a



S a m Vo ig h t sure



must be mistake

about a ghost be ing around so they started to


down there." But



around until about 2:30 a. m. when


clean case. I must



guns and waited

Hilary said, "This sure is a good and


they armed them

small tug stopped near the old quar ry dock and began transferring box



seemed more than true to them. On

Screen House window when the



disturbances in the water near

It sure did look



The least they've ever

suspicious to Hil ary from the



Top row, standing left to right, Fireman Arthur Christensen, Lineinnji









the prevention of

Lineman Roy Minton. Lineman Carl Hoch, Lineman Harry Mill

waste. At least so it seemed when he told Arthur

Jones, Capt. Newhouse, Engr. Frank Fie welling, Engr. Frank Musnewski, Engr. A. P. Boehmer, Engr. Frank Lamp,

Getzinger to clean

Capl. Walter Peppier, Capt. H. E. Cook, Capt. John S. Purely.

ion and


Alfred Quade.





out all the corn

ers in the barrel and get all



Getzie wanted to know where there were corners in a barrel.



the fishing trip. On another trip several


unteered to



solve the mystery and found it only

to be a couple of playful beavers.


Bob Mundt: Have vou played anv golf yet, Bud?

Bud Dueltgen: No!

thought. This, of course,

Have you ?

Bob: Yes, I've been out once.

Bud: I wonder when we could go out and

practice without anyone watching us.

People who want to live long use soap suds to test for gas leaks—others use matches.

Lester Raymond posted a notice the


day—For Sale: Good set of golf clubs, cheap. A few days later he came in and tore it down. Said be changed his mind as he had just gone around and made his best score.

Yes—we all feel that way at times, fellows.

Frank Langlois sowed a few rows of pumpkin seed this spring but to his surprise they turned

The coke and coal pile will soon be transferred uptown if it keeps up at the rate it was being

oUt to be water melons. Frank says he isn't a bit disappointed as they certainly got it all over

hauled on August 2<Sth. One hundred sixteen loads went over the scales at the Time Office.

any pumpkin he has ever raised.

This is the time to get it into the basement.

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The efforts to popularize the

subject of

HEALTH have been so successful that it is al

most impossible to read through any periodical •without finding the subject discussed, or at least referred to, many times. It is natural that advertisers should endeavor

to capitalize everybody's interest in health, but it is unfortunate that they should so often do so with slight, if any, regard for the facts. Take the following, for instance, picked up at random from a magazine, a ride in a trolley car, and a walk down the street.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Yarch on Aug ust 1st, Delores and Lillian, twin daughters. Mr.

Yarch is employed in the Mill Dept. A son. Philip Paul, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Johnson on August 5th. Mr. Johnson is em ployed in the Time Of fice.

Fk^f IW-

A dental preparation leaves you in the dark as

On August 18th a daughter. Nancy Jane,

with "190,000,000 germs killed in 15 seconds."

to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Platz. Mr. Platz is

A coal company brings up this point: "Pro Burn


A card in a tailor shop offers this bit of infor mation : "Clean clothes mean good health." Would you insure yourself against the dan gers of your water supply? Then buy this sand filter which claims that it is a "new invention

purifies water instantly at the faucet." Diphtheria, tonsilitis and other dread diseases need no longer cause any concern for we are informed that "sore throats quickly relieved by rubbing on Your physician enters the discussion with the following advice—so at least we are informed by a sign on a penny-in-the-slot scale: "Your doc tor says, Weigh yourself every day." You may save your time or your cash depend

ing Upon which of two remedies you use that are advertised as follows: "Stop a cold in 6 hours " "8c a day keeps a cold away." Would you be clean? "A tablespoonful of to a gallon of warm water will dissolve all the dirt and kill all dangerous germs." 'Take it as a general principle that the more

wonderful the claims for an advertised product the more likely it is to be a fake. Don't lose common sense in this whirlwind of health pro paganda. SAFER HOMES

Scare headlines almost lead us to believe that

"Home is a Deadly Place." So it is when con sidered in one way—in fact most people die at home.

A rather large percentage of home accidents affect young children and aged persons. This is natural because they are the ones most likely to have accidents and since they are at home most of the time, it is easy to misinterpret sta tistics.

Some accidents are unavoidable, but most of

those at home can be prevented by simple and inexpensive methods.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Zinke. Mr. Zinke is

employed in the Drilling and Blasting Dept.

to the details but hopes you will be impressed tect your children against tainted air.

Eugene Herman, a son, on August 19th to

employed at the Main Office. A daughter, Dolores Margaret, to Mr. Mrs. Stanley Szcze.rowski on August 21st.

and Mr.

Szczerowski is employed in the Shovel Dept. On August 24th to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Feldhizer a son, John George. Mr. Feldhizer is em ployed in the Track Dept. To Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kuchinski on Aug

ust 28th, Theresa Dorothy, a daughter. Mr. Ku chinski is employed in the Blasting Dept. A son, Rueben, on August 29th to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Waytosek. Mr. Waytosek is em ployed in the Yard Dept. To Mr. and Mrs. Arleigh O'Toole a daughter, Ailene Bernice. on August 31st. Mr. O'Toole is employed in the Mill Dept. "Calcite Screenings" joins with the many friends of the above parents in extending its congratulations and best wishes. GUESS WHO This wee bairn was born in Canada of Scot

tish parents.

The picture was taken on tin-type

a b o u t forty-eight years ago. He has lost



brogue lint still practices the famous trait of thriftiness to the mutual ad

vantage of himself and his employer.

Being an advent urous youth, this chap's early ambi tions were to be come a sailor, a call in


been ful.





He came


this company in 1915 and at present is one of our highly esteemed officers.

Better mend one fault in yourself than a hun dred in your neighbor.

Last Month's Guess Who—Alfred P. Boehm-

er. chief engineer of the tug Kellers.

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Sailing In Safety


Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters

Steamer B. H. Taylor

comes carelessness and indifference.

Present: I). K. Nauts, chairman; Wm. Shay.

secretary: and Walter Callum. bos'n; Neils An derson, deckhand; Edw. Ehrke. conveyorman;

Walter Eggleston, oiler; Louis Smolinski. fire man.

The September Safety Meeting was called to order at seven p. m. this evening, and in addition tn the committee members was attended by Chief Engineer LaBottnty, 2nd Ass't Gatons, and fifteen other members of the crew.

The minutes of our last meeting were gone over and effects of recommendations made at. that time were discussed. The Chairman stated

that he had found the deckhands complying with the suggestion of Capt. Pearse in warning everyone in the vicinity when stone was being thrown out of pigeon-holes. Regarding our discussion of goggles to be used in the tunnel when unloading openhearth. the boatswain who took the matter up al the storeroom, reported that a type of goggle was available there which although not unbreakable, was at least shatter-proof. The storekeeper as sured us that we could feel perfectly safe in us ing them for the purpose desired, and we ap

preciate his kindness in sending us four pair for that particular use.

Reports and suggestions of committee mem bers were then called for.

Third Asst. Shay re

marked that with fall and tarpaulins at hand again, care should be taken by the deck crew to

see that battens did not project out past the hatch so as to trip anyone passing. Everett Shay, speaking likewise of fall hazards, stated

that we should be prepared for heavy weather at all times, by having movable equipment lash ed or secured by some means. It is much eas ier to do this in quiet waters, than when a ship

is rolling and pitching, Our Chief Engineer, Mr. LaBounty remarked

lie was pleased to see another month slip by and our safety slate still clean. He added however that

we beware of over-confidence

lost many battles,



We should

double our precautions in the next two months,

Date of Meeting. Sept. 2, 1931.




as fall brings us our most dangerous conditions.

Mr Gatons stated that the present condition of our first aid kits at both ends of

were inadequate in his opinion





more than minor injuries, such as cuts, bruises and slight burns. In case of a serious mishap such as broken bones, scalding or burning of large areas, our supply of bandage, carron oil. cotton, etc., on hand would soon be exhausted

and we would have to fall back on emergency dressings. The small containers of carron oil

(about one-half pint) would cover little surface, and he recommended at least quart sizes. Capt. Pearse Informed the crew that there is plenty of carron oil and bandages in reserve to care for at least ten men who might be badly burned or injured but this is kept in his medicine

chest and is available whenever the supply runs low in the various first aid kits in the different

departments. He does not believe it good pol icy to have too much of these supplies in these kits at one time as it tends toward waste.


of bandage partly used and left laying about are often seen and it is a very easy matter for bandage to become infected with germs if not

properly taken care of. As there were no further suggestions or mat ters for discussion the meeting was about to be adjourned when a remark was heard that we had overlooked a slogan for this month. \u new

slogan was furthcoming however, and our wheelsman Claire Wade suggested that under the circumstances it would not be amiss to bor

row a very good one found on page 411 of the August Screenings for the month, namely "To Prevent Accidents. Take Care."

Care, described

as a medicine in the illustration, is one of the

few medicines that may be taken every day of your life, and one which will help you realize your wish of three score and ten.

To remain on earth you must be useful, other

wise nature regards you as old metal and is only watching a chance to melt you over.

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Calcite Screenings Twice Told Talesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Taylor What a life! Wherever we go it seems that we always find a brand new issue of "Screen ings" demanding our immediate attention. Say,

who ever conceived the notion of permanently assigning "Sparks*' as ships' reporter? Well, now that this bit of beefing is off our mind we will become serious long enough to assure the incredulous ones that it isn't always the snap it looks to be.

No sir !

A very observing reader will no doubt notice sometime soon that yours truly is indeed none other than your former dopestcr of the White

and the Bradley so we may as well tell you that right away. We shall continue to faithfully re port any and all news that may chance to find its way to our eager ears. If the worst comes to pass it may well be said, "He did his best but his information was all wet!" Yes, we take this opportunity to thank those willing helpers who were of such tremendous value to us in garner ing the somewhat barren crop of news. Since

they have begged us not to include their names in this column we have, and will, respect their wishes.

This is supposed to be the annual ship number of Screenings but we greatly fear that our group picture will be missing since no enterprising person had a kodak handy that day when Mr. Schulwitz had us all nicely posed and after click ing his camera impressively at us several times, discovered that it was out of commission.

On behalf of the crew of the Str. Taylor we welcome those members of the Bradleys' crew who have recently joined us. We hope that they will enjoy the rest of the season with us and as most of them are old shipmates, everything is fine and dandy.

The boys around here want to know if Benny Belin has removed the stitch from his nose that

he put there while sewing tarps a short time ago.

We are also advised that anybody who is cur ious and wants to know what it is like to be in

love should ask Don Langridgc.

lie knows.

A conversation in the deckhands room recent

ly went somewhat as follows:

Ted: Gosh! Two sandwiches and a glass ol beer for a nickle!

Fred: Where can you get that? Ted: Oh, nowhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but isn't that cheap? Business must be doing something or other because we see our second mate sporting a nice, new and shiny corncob pipe. Don says that it wouldn't be quite the thing for the drawing room but that it works to perfection in a dark pilothouse. We have received inquiries as to the brand of weed vou use in it, Don.

Our trusty deckhand. Emil Johnson (some times known as "Emily") seems to be serious

about the matrimonial question.

From what we

understand the attraction is in Morrisdale, Pa.

(wherever that may be.) Don't forget the cigars!

Good luck, Smaltz.

Of all the places that Wade and Wetherton have picked to spend the winter Arizona seems to be their favorite at present. We wonder where it will be this time




have it that Wade and Moll are planning to visit Dirty Joe's place in Havana this winter but then you never can tell about that Moll boy. Leo DePudry claims that when he gets thru turning hatches he will be fit to tackle Jim

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Londos, the heavyweight wrestler. By the way, can't anybody think up some dirty crack about Leo's Hudson'' It's been a long time since we have seen it in print.

Summer Scenery. Gus Larsen and white striped bathing suit.




The betting is five to two that Buck Anderson doesn't get an answer to his amorous. Lorain

We rejoice with our good friend Walter Egglesloii in the recovery of his mother who was seriously ill. Walter is now back with us alter a few days at home.

Harry Gracie recently made a neat dropkick of a cracker box from the deck to the lake.


should be interesting to students of that great scientist Isaac Newton, to know that Grades' slipper reached the water first.

These break wall trips have their drawbacks.

Especially when getting to Calcite while the boat is at the wall unloading.

Louie Smolinski

(known in Belknap as Louis) slept on a cold, hard desk


The Emperor




bound billet deux. Now if you could only croon to her, Buck

We understand that our old

a weak moment—and said "Yes."

Pardon me a few moments, we have to copy

the 10 o'clock weather report and see what it says.

You know, we believe we could write a

report quite as well as some that are officially issued every now and then. It would go some-

what like this:



']• misses its balks, bucks

lighter overhead, you know. What would we reporters do


Steamer John G. Munson

Date of meeting: August 16th. 1931.

the back


Now you have it—for

O. Kenneth Fator, Reporter,


Capt. Pearse exhibits a diamond Pat

master's hand it and runs amuck.

this mouth.

explanation. It seems to us that having the job he has, Jim should



down !

"Cocoa" Jim Frye, fireman, is storing up calories. "Won't need

We wonder


Hold her down, big boy. bold her

without our Scotchmen?



Just recently we saw a dem onstration of the theory some hold that a motorcycle is just like a western cow pony. When

"Scotty" Cameron, fireman, is figuring on wintering in Glas gow and has very definite plans lor his winter there. He is go ing to date up only blonde girls—

heat to store up.




have no difficulty


isn't warmer, not the latter, surely the

usurped Captain Cook's bunk on



Ted has shied a long time but perhaps some aggressive female has basely taken advantage of




Strand is thinking of marriage sometime soon.

the tug and retired "shoes and

much heat this

or have Gracie "fix" for you.





Capt. says they are not harmful

Meeting called 7:15 ]). m.








chairman: Geo. Hoy, secretary; knows how really popular he is when they are dead. P. Fleming, J. Miller. B. Uea'uamong the fair sex of Rogers City? If not, this issue of "Screenings" should vais. A. MacRae, L. Graham, Harold Knight, in let him in on it. Opportunity is fleeting, Pat! addition to the committee it was attended by Capt. MacLean. Capt. Dahlberg. Chief Engr. (Xames on request.) We have it Irom a very reliable source that our oiler, Everett Shay smiled on the twentysecond day of August. Don't know the occasion for all the hilarity.

Lorenzo Laurenti, fireman, came to the Tay

lor when the Bradley "laid up." Welcome, Joe. Others from the. Bradley are Leon DePudry, watchman ; Roger Leo Moll, wheelsman and yours very respectfully. •'Give me Liberty or give me death," said Spikfi Lamb when he discovered he had lost his magazine.

Harold Knight of Jackson says only two more

pay days and he can purchase a car—if he finds a good one at thirty-five dollars.

L'rdal and ten additional members of the crew.

Meeting was opened by reviewing the min

utes of our previous meetings.

A favorable

comment was made on the progress of the sug gestions and recommendations of former meet ings.

Capt. MacLean recommended that playing on the hatches and near the guard rails be discon tinued, this has been mentioned numerous times

but it seems that the men forget the dangers attended with such play. Capt. Dahlburg mentioned that due to the un employment and depression of the present time

men be very careful when going ashore and re turning to the ship, as they may be encountered by dangerous characters, ft was suggested that the men double up if possible.

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Suggestions: Capt. MacLean recommended that all deck engine cables be carefully examin ed. He mentioned that with fall sailing condi tions Hearing, that the men in his department be sure that all movable parts in dunage room and lockers be properly fastened. It was also

mentioned that the deck crew be properly in structed in flattening the tarpaulins down. Chief Engr. L'rdal suggested




lights and clamps, ash gun plates be inspected to insure proper closing. It was also suggested that furniture in the rooms be made fast to avoid

damage in heavy sea. Mr. Urdal instructed the men in his department to be sure that oil bar rels and other movable parts be properly fast ened, also that fire hold tools be kept in their proper places. A member of the engineer's department sug gested that the chadburn wires be kept free from portable light cords and other objects that might he of danger when operating same. It was recommended that the drop light on the port side of the cabin aft be repaired and kept lighted at night, also to avoid leaving stools and boxes in passage way along side of cabin. After a general discussion of the meeting was heard and all the members were sure they had coverec all points of safety first available, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p. m. Musical Murmursâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Munson

The first of September has arrived at last. Most of us are only too glad to bid goodbye to the summer heat and enjoy these golden days

"I see your book 'Ten Years of

We wish to extend our welcome to Captain

Dahlburg who is now first mate aboard Also Ike Rauha and


Edward Tor""-


Marriage' is a great success." "Yes. now 1 can afford a divorce."

Mrs. Kunner was seen the other day leading young William down the street. "Yes," she said, "I am talcing Willie to the barber." We regret the circumstances which made it

necessary for Harold Knight and Stanley Bazukis to leave us and hope to see them back next season.

1st Motorist: "Were you in an auto accident?" 2nd ditto: "Xo, I was being shaved by a lady barber when a mouse ran across the floor."

The luck of our persevering fishermen was finally rewarded when at the Soo they captured five beauties. The Chief getting two, Tlior Sparre two, and Geo. Beck one large one. With the addition of Ike's "Sax" to the ships orchestra they should be able to put out some red hot stuff.

We understand Mr. Torgersen is

also a performer too but we haven't heard him as


New-wed: "What's wrong with this sentence: 'The world is full of book lovers' ?"' Old-wed: "There should be check before the book."

There is a popularity contest now going on aboard.

of fall.


ersen who came aboard from the Bradley.



returns arc not available

we expect to have them for the next issue. Latest reports have it that A. Beebe is leading by a hair with G. Kempe next. Chas. Sauve is also running neck and neck with the leaders.

The Crew* of the Steamer John G. Munson and a tew sailors in the making who were visiting Dad while the ship was in port.

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of the engine.

Suggested: That soil pipe vent through eleck aft ol pilot house be painted while this vent is directly in ones path in crossing the deck and would be seen better at night when painted white.

Our lost and found column works very well.

Mr. Frank Berg successfully located pound of "kttku." In view of success to present the following ad: Lost, one pair blue pants, 56 waist finder please return to Mi-. Geo, Beck.

his half we wish 30 leg: Reward.

The poor deckhands get blamed for every thing, even when the conveyormen misplace a bucket of dope. We see Frank Miller all dolled up in new glad

Suggested that a bar be




railing to keep the mooring cable off scuttle hatch; that scuttle hatch hinges be straighten ed.

All men are again warned about practice- of

going ashore over ships side instead of using the ladder. A person jumping onto the dock from the ships side takes the risk of a bad fall if land ing on a loose stone, or uneven, slippery dock. Meeting adjourned at 1:45 p. m.

fagS. Who are you crooning to now. Frank?

Cargo Clippingsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Calcite

Stewart Church found the stokermen's room

in a shamble the other day when he came off watch. Using third

degree methods he


fore and aft standards of after

We extend our welcome to the new members of the crew who came here, due

to the early lay up of the Str. Carl D. Bradley.

finally got

We now have with us Chief Anderson. .Yorman MacLeod and

Frankie to admit that he did the

dirty work. It seems that Prank had a dream, or rather a night

Otto Sparre.

mare, that he paid $25 for a box

timers can talk of the times we

of candy ami then couldn't eat





an for

X..w all

the old

awful hurry to get Christinas.


been going around with

Mac was telling the boys the other day how he used to fling his money away. "Yes," says Mac, "I used to throw pennies to the monkeys, but of course T would always heat them with a match so the


lace due to the fact that he re

ceived only five



time. Things are so quiet around Steamer W. P. White in an

spent in digging up this small amount of news.


when he talks in his sleep.


here that considerable effort was


Scott_\- says he'd know a lot about Kobley's private affairs, ii Rob would only speak English

couldn't all



pick them up." Well,


a long

By the way. Chief Suttle caught a nice pike on one of our recent trips to the Soo.

inil'aniiliar dress.

Ait revoir.

F. G. Moiitoux. Reporter.

Our new steward. Otto Sparre, gets the fishing honors for the mouth. I lis aquarium is now stocked with an abundance of new arrivals, just out of the egg.

Steamer Calcite

Date of Meeting: August 31st. 1931. Present: Chris


Henderson, secretarv;







John Miller, Roblcy Wilson. Andrew Petcrka, Eugene Jones and Norman Raymond. Meeting called to order at 12:30 p. m. Cap tain McQuinn, Chief Suttle and Otto Sperry. and Francis Bacon joined us in this meeting. All men were warned to be careful on deck

where there is any spill from the loading belts or boom and hopper, as there is danger from stepping on a piece of stone that may cause a sprained ankle, or a fall.

Suggested tkat piece of grating in engine room over air pump that is cracked, be repaired and straightened, that screws or bolts holding

grating iron around Maine engine lie examined. They may have become worn through vibration

Xorman MacLeod (Salty) wonders why they call the Calcite "Leaping Lena." Stick around, Norm : you'll gel a practical demonstration. Steve Chibola ami his smiles (here are a cou ple). We passed him like a pay car passes a tramp. Hates "em like a cat hates soap. Come on. Rod, ten after.

Harry Sloane is going to build a chicken coop out of dynamite boxes this winter. Leave the

printing on the boxes, Harry, it ought to prove a great inspiration for the layer. It looks as though we will have to change our

wireless operator's nickname (Sparks.)


see he is vcrv fond of Pie.

Rob Wilson, Lieutenant Governor of


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Island is contemplating "Clean rooster fights.''


When Otto Sparre


strenuems came


aboard he

reached for buttons on the stove anel as a result

several burned fingers. BUFFALO SAFETY MEETING

Date of Meeting: August 25th, 1931. Date of previous meeting: July 28th, 1931. Present: John J. Collins, Harry

Best, Jack


Committee reported that all previous items had been completed. Committee suggesteel the following recom


It was aelvised that a new cr>ver be made

for return screw conveyor under bagging ma chine in No. 2 warehouse.


Build new railing around stairway

home accidents.

Label poisons anel put them in bottles of spe cial color or shape. Better keep them locked up. if children are in the home. Never take Dispose carefully of broken glass, open

cans, and used safety razor blades.


rance to washroom.

Date of next meeting: September 28th, 1931. Meeting aeljourned at 3:00 p. m. BUFFALO PERSONALS

Chas. T. Stanage is now enjoying a vacation trip to Yankton, So. Dakota. E. K. Baldwin spent Labor Day at the Toronto Fair, making the journey by boat from Lewiston. He returned to the office this morning re porting a good time but with a terrible cold. We cannot understand why any man would sit in a deck chair enjoying the cool September breezes of Lake Ontarioâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;all by himself.



scissors are the best for children's use.

mendations :


Never stanel on rocking chairs or rickety laelders. Be especially careful about slipping in the bath tub. Kails make up almost half of all

medicine in the elark.

Meeting called to order at 2 p. hi.-, August 25.

1. That new posts be placed under No. loading platform.


Stairways should be well lighted and equipped with handrails. Steps should be kept clear of rubbish and other things.


of can openers anel sharp knives. When the kitchen windows are open, keep an eye on the gas flamesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a gust of wind may blow them out. A pot boiling over can do the same thing. High polish on the floors looks mighty nice but is dangerous, especially for old people.

Oily rags or those saturated with paint can easily start fires by spontaneous combustion. Don't try to encourage your furnace or coal stove with gasoline or kerosene. You may get more fire than you want. Keep your electric fixtures in good repair. HANDS OFF when your body is wet. Explosive fluids for cleaning or fuel should be kept outside the house. Do not "dry clean" clothing in an unventilated room. Matches and children make a dangerous com bination. Keep them apart. Cuts and scratches should receive immediate attention. L'se iodine or mercurochrome solu


If infection sets in, see your doctor.

Mr. and Mrs. Anderson spent Labor Day with

Strong men can always afford to be gentle.

Mr. and Mrs. Lafferty, at their home in Union

Only the weak are intent on giving as good as

City, Pa.

they get.

The Crew ol' the Steamer Calcite as they appeared an the ship docked at the plant on August 9th.

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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture

Here and There About the Plant




"Among Ourselves

Due to existing conditions we regret that it has been necessary to take the Steamer Carl D. Bradley out of service for the balance of this

Did you ever hear one cackle because work was hard?

Ohio, on August 8th.

Xot on your life. They save their breath for digging ami their cackles for eggs. Success means digging. Are you?

We just met Erhardt Schulwitz coming from the golf course and he said Sam Salomon just

way to Hawks to the ball game, experienced a


The Bradley was laid up at

made a hole in one.


At least he said he was

quite positive of it because be

was ready to

leave for home when Sam let loose at number

five and according to what he could catch ol what was being said, he knew it could have been nothing less than a hole in one.

A real .Man never talks about what the world

owes him, the happiness he deserves, the chance he ought to have, etc. All that he claims is the right to live and play the part of a man. Fmil Dehnke and Norman lloeft went out to

the breakwater to repair some lights and on their return they each had a string of about

a dozen nice perch which sure looked good to Capt. Purely and Ncwhouse, who at once iue|uired where and how these fish happened to

gfel in their possession.

They were promptly

informed that at the end of the break wall the

perch were biting as fast as you could drop in your hook and if they would oiilv have had the lime more fish could have been caught.

So. right after the day's work was done the

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Klowski, while on their

little trouble with the steering wheel of their car and were forced to take the ditch just below the Fleming bill. The car finally came to a stop after several exciting moments and was not parked in any too good a position when the}' both happened to think of Junior in the car who

seemed to have disappeared through the open door. By this time two or three cars had slop ped and they also seemed very much upset as Mr. and Mrs. Klowski were still calling Junior

who at this time appeared DO the scene by crawling out from under the ear unhurt. Im agine the surprise of the onlookers whey they discovered Junior was a dog.

Nothing is easier than fault finding: no talent, no self-denial, no brains, no character are rc(|iiired to set up in the grumbling business.

One way to prevent old age is to try to beat the train to the crossing.

The greatest thing in the world is joy but only the stricken know this.

two captains and their wives armed with fish poles, bait of all description, overcoats and a couple of 14 quart pails to put the fish in. set out for the end of the breakwater.

You have

to hand it to them for being stickers because after four hours of good hard fishing, they re turned with one herring about six inches long.

Then they were informed that if one connections with the fish tug when




their nets out there, why it is possible to get a nice mess of perch in a hurry. Digging Hard work means nothing to a hen. She just keeps on digging worms and laying eggs,

regardless of what the business prognosticators say about the outlook for this or any other year, [f the ground is hard, she scratches harder. If it's dry. she digs deeper. If it's wet, she eligs where it's dry. If she strikes a rock, she digs around it. If she gets a few more hours of daylight, she

From left to right are Cash P.udnick, Chas.

Schram and Charlie's little son who expects to be as great a fisherman as his dad some day. The two gentlemen caught this string of bullbeads the night of August 28th at Seven Mile

itable broilers.

dam on the Thunder Pay River. They say the fish weren't biting very good this evening but sometime when they start to bite real good, why they would take us along fishing.

Did yon ever see a pessimistic hen? Did you ever hear of one starving to death waiting for

couldn't count that high but

worms to dig? themselves to the surface?

must be about 400.

gives us a few more eggs. But always she digs tip worms and turns them

into hard-shelled profits as well as tender, prof

These fish were not counted as Cash said he


thinks there


The patient man who stands to care And shrugs his shoulders now and then At little hurts he has to bear

Outdistances the fretful men. The patient man who bit by bit Some trying, tedious task completes, Conquers where fretful men admit The pain required their skill defeats.

The price of many goals is Time, Plus willingness to work and wait. Though courage oft is called sublime, One must have patience to be great. Steadfast of purpose he must be, Who would some worth while goal attain, When fretful men disheartened flee, The man of patience dares again. (Copyright, 1931, by Edgar A. Guest.)






Published In the Interests of Safety and Welfare For the Employees of the -â&#x20AC;˘



Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company :.:';-.'v

^o Accident Hatiar Rail Department, Foreman and Captain DRILLS

Thomas Kelley


John Dembny


Geo. C. Wing


William Heller

Adolph Sorgenfrei



Geo. C. Wing


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


N. W. Pollock


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin



Julius Zemple



Julius Zemple





Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp Capt. William MacLean Chief John Sparre Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief Guy LaBounty

Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle

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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published moulhly for the employees of the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company, Rogers City,

Michigan, m the interest of Safety and Welfare.

The columns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items or plant news, photographs, cartoons,

safety suggestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name ot the department and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. J. A. VALENTIN. Editor. October


D 1 T



In fact, there have been

lint few minor accidents.

On October 10. 1925,

one of the motor patrol men slipped on an in cline raid injured his knee necessitating a three day lay-off from his regular duties.

At that time the Power Department renewed their efforts in accident reduction





With this issue of ''Screenings" the Power Department will have completed six years with out a lost time accident.


with added

impetus and set a mark of 1,000 days free from injurv as its goal. This record was made and the department then set out for a five year goal which was reached last year and on October 10, 1931. the department completed 2190 days or six years without a lost time accident. Thi/ is an achievement worthy of a great deal ol credit and one of which every member of the department can he justly proud, because records of this kind are not attained by the efforts of a

few men in an organization, hut requires that every man be on the job active and alert to their

responsibility and co-operating to the extent that he goes a little farther than his so-called share in performing his duties in a safe manner, preventing injuries to himself and his fellowmen.

There are now forty-three men in this de

partment which includes the electricians, pipe

fitters, pump tenders and power plant operators.

In his address at the annual National Ameri

can Legion meeting in Detroit, the keynote of National Commander O'Neil's address was ser

vice. What greater deeds can a man do than in rendering service to his fellowmen? Many of the American Legion Posts are now

turning their activities towards safety in the various communities and what greater service can any body of men do than that of preventing accidents to life and limb in their community. The need of safety activities at the various Posts of the American Legion can hest lie explained when we consider that during the eighteen months the United States was engaged in war our forces lost some 90.000 men. This includes the men killed in action as well as those who died from wounds and disease.

In peaceful United States during the year 1930 there were better than 90,000 accidental deaths

to men, women and children during that twelve month period. This comparison should make everyone realize the need of an effective safety organization in his community. In 1917 and 1918 we fought to make the




democracy but now we should fight to make our communities safer places in which to live. This can he accomplished if everyone will do his part. It is not necessarily a problem for the Post but for the individual legionnaire and cit izen. The best way to get started is for each to

And in the course of their work, there are just as many conditions coming up involving risk as there are in any other phase of work. But for the last six years these men have carried on

set a good example by driving courteously and carefully and ([hereby eliminating hazards and preventing accidents and in this way he render

their work in such manner as to attain an envi-

ing a real service to his fellowmen.

ahle record.

VVe congratulate these




achievement and wish them continued success in their endeavor.


We have pictured on our cover this month the

Steamer John (i. Mtmson as she passed Rogers City on her way to Calcite.

This view of the Munson was taken looking through the pergola at lake front on the grounds

of the home of one of our employees.


The twentieth annual Safety Congress and ICxposition will be held at the Hotel Stevens in Chicago October 12th to 16th.

The National Safety Council's objective is the elimination of accidents to


Cleanliness compels order and order compels efficiency.


unnecessary and wasteful.

It seeks co-operation

and contacts to insure that its services may pro vide the instrumentalities to accomplish this objective. Through education it seeks

Chase your work or your work will chase you.


children, accidents being considered deplorable,



that the safe way is the right way and the best way. from the standpoint not only of human satisfaction but of social efficiency and econ

omy. It seeks those ways and means for safety

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Approximately one hundred and fifty differ

were lost during the year as a result of fires. There is little question but that many dwelling fires can easilv be prevented if a little inspection

for the Twentieth Congress as well as the story

garages are kept free from accumulated rub

that satisfactorily fit into the practical affairs oi life.

ent sessions and meetings have been arranged

is made now and then and the cellars, attics and

of the progress and modernization in safety

bish." Controlled fire has been a great contributing

exhibit spread out on the exhibit floor of the

factor in scientific advancement but fire out of

equipment which will be told in the form of an

Stevens Hotel.

Each succeeding Congress has been bigger

control knows no bounds and is responsible for much needless waste, suffering and poverty.

and better and delegates to the Congress always

leave with a greater realization of what is and can be accomplished in the field of preventing accidents and a firm resolve to increase their

efforts in the prevention of loss of life and limb. NEEDLESS WASTE


As lime passes, and the years mature and in crease lor us. there is not much inclination to

set out upon new adventures. Vet there is nothing so likely to keep us from getting old in body and sluggish in mind as taking up some

President Hoover proclaimed the week of

new Idea or something that may call upon ns

October 4th to 10th as Fire Prevention Week, and considerable effort was put forth striving

Youth is the paramount force in the new-

to change our ways.


to show how waste and suffer


ing could be reduced if every citizen would lend a hand in a serious effort to eliminate fire danger.




through the forest, it doesn't see the bright little eyes of the animals, or hear the songs o! the birds, or see the wonders

lookout for

fires and conditions which may cause fires but a good inspec




of the trees.

And you can't give youth experience. But to the wjs-

now and

then is also advisable.

There are many causes of fire. A few of the common est, however, are the accum

ulation of rubbish, poor stove

pipes or chimneys, unprotect ed wood




pipes, bad insulation on elec tric light wires and faulty in stallation.



doni of the older man may be added some of this fire of

W- Clfowcountry needs yourproduct -your employer needs yourskill-yourwifo and children need theirbreadwinner Avoid accidents - Help your

emploi/er and associates to

keepyousafe. r^^^


weather coming on. it will be neccssarv soon to have a good fire burning in

the stove or furnace.


to start blazing a new path


One should be con

on the


years of experience at the

We hope that all our readers general


back of it. When it begins, with gaiety and a bright eye,

co-operated in this effort and have effected a


brave and wonderful and" fear less as it is. has not a world of

It is well to pay particular

attention to your heating system and see that

there are no cracks or holes for sparks to Ely


Not necessarily of the

body, away.

for that soon burns But the fire of enthus

iasm, of high purpose, of gaie ty even, and of the spirit-. Nothing is nobler or more stimulating than to see the man and woman of years

blazing a new trail with hope and courage in spite of many difficultiesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;far greater than those that encompass youth. The latter don't know thev exist, which makes their tasks easier.

through, especially is this advisable, this winter

when there will 'be considerable more

Another dangerous hazard is the practice of use of kerosene in starting fires.



burned than in past winters.

Mental equipment is even more important than mechanical equipment. Do not depend too

On the first-

much on the common sense of the other driver.

frosty mornings in an early fall, we know that

He may be sadly lacking in "gray matter." Head work in operating motor vehicles is just

somewhere someone is going to use kerosene

ple went to the grave by taking this chance

as essential as footwork in operating brakes or handwork in controlling the steering wheel. The other driver may have his feet and his hands all right, but north of the ears he may be just another vacuum. So it's best to watch the

should be sufficient to stop all our people from

Other fellow as well as be careful yourself.

to hasten a lazy fire.

This is done every year

and every year* there are fire losses from this cause. The' fact that last year hundreds of homes were destroyed and several hundred peo continuing this dangerous practice. In 1930 there occurred in Michigan 30,654 fires with a total loss of $15,287,674.00 and 264 lives

Patience is bitter, but its Rousseau.




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The open sesame to the heart of the world. Costs you nothing, entails no sacrifice, and what an opulance of pleasure follows in its train. Civility . . . our heritage. What wonderful po tentialities are embodied in its teachings. Among

the big vital issues of life, civility plays a prom inent part. Civility, the summit of our social structure.

Civility, an objective of supreme desirability. It is a personal equation and, as such, dissolves the grouch like water melts the winter's snow . . . It gives an added zest to the weary traveler, gives the timid a sense of relief, the aged a feel ing of security. No labor union has ever been

organized to regulate rules for civility. It is a worth while habit all should cultivate. It goes further, it means more, and brings better re sults, than the average individual realizes.

So cultivate civility . . . practice civility at all times, and never let your personal animosity mar your good judgment; as a kind word turneth away wrath, so will civility net you the good will dI all "you may come in contact with

A little and a little, collected together, event

ually become a great deal. Trifles, you know, make up the sum of human things. It has been said that if the nose of Cleopatra had been a little shorter the whole course of the world would have been changed.

1 envy the chap who has a marked sense for detail: "who has that rare gift of appraising trifles; who can sort out the important from the unimportant, heed the former and weed out the latter.

Attention to trifles is a fundamental key in successful safety. A father of six was recently killed when a ladder on which he was at work broke off some

feet from the floor. The top of the ladder was okch. The bottom was firmly anchored and his helper was on the job too. But somehow or other the defect was not ap parent. It was probably such a "trifle" that ordinary inspection had failed to reveal it. Yet what a big part it was destined to play in this regrettable tragedy !

as you pass through life. ANGER


Already there have been numerous accounts

published in newspapers this fall on deaths due to exhaust gas from automobiles.

Deaths from this type of accident are always more prevalent during fall and winter months.

This probably is because of the fact that during cold weather garage doors




more apt to be kept closed than the}- are during warmer weather.

Most users of automobiles are aware of the

fact that carbon monoxide gas is a dangerous poison but often they start their car with ga rage doors closed and then go about some minor

adjustment which they think will only take a minute and this practice often leads to a fatal ity. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas

and the safest way to be free from its poisonous effect is tu have plenty of ventilation. Have the garage doors open before you start the engine. of your car. If you nse an exhaust heater be sure the gaskets and connections are tight and

take no chances of being overcome by carbon monoxide gas. II. however, someone is overcome, the treat

ment for the victim is exactly the same as that used in cases of electric shock or drowning and that is the prone and pressure method of artilicial respiration.

I he cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.—Oscar Wilde. The worst sorrows of life are not of its losses and misfortunes, but of its fears.—Benson.

We do things under the impulse of anger that are far more injurious to ourselves, than to those at whom we are angry. A moinen't anger may lose to us a dear friend —gain for us an enemy—or sometimes bring real tragedy into the lives of ourselves and our family. "What's the use? What do we gain? Working ourselves into a rage, may relieve our feelings temporarily—but later we must stop and Count the cost—in


money—lost opportunities — or




greater misfortune.

After all. wh;it is anger?

It is only the up

surge of our elemental instincts—the echo of ages past when it was of uncivilized days when it was easier for mankind to fight than to think. Let's learn to "forget" it!

It is really not so hard to "forget" to get aiurrv! SMALL TALK

There is a safety appliance

for just about

everything except a wagging tongue. Inattention is one of the great causes of acci dents. You can't gossip with the fellow next to you on the job and give your work the atten tion to which it is entitled. The same thing holds true when you are driving a car. If you are talking to your passengers your mind is not OH the task of driving safely.

There is a time and a place for everything. Idle gossip—small talk—is all right in its place —but it doesn't belong in the plant. It's fun of course—but after all it's hardly fair to your fellow-worker, your company, or yourself. Man}- an accident has been charged up to a roving mind.

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The Beginning In Steam Eng ines By R. C. Stanbrook



Power Engineer

The words Engine and Engineer have an in

teresting origin in the Latin ingenium, signify ing "ingenius." The first "Engine" was a longheavy beam of wood decorated with a ram's head, it is said, and the Roman



opened unwilling city gates with this plunger were "Engineers." Hero in 120 P.. C. and Branca in 1629 built

slide valve.

In 1800 a noncon-

densing engine was produced and short

ly a compound en gine by Hornblower. This was perfected by Woole



"Engines" which were very elementary turbines.

The Cornish Pump

Branca claimed that much aid to man was lock

ing Engine followed

ed up in vapour.

DeCaus in 1615 contributed

knowledge of the expansive power of steam as follows: A tank was constructed in a mine with

a pipe leading from bottom tank upward to a drain, above ground. When heated the tank would empty itself. The earl}- history of the pumping engine is the history oi the Steam Engine because it was for this service that the Steam Engine was developed. In 1693 Sevary built the first success Ittl Steam


It used about twenty times as much

fuel for a given amount of work, as a modern


The principle was displacement of air

in a vessel with live steam which when condens

ed, formed a vacuum that lifted water into the

vessel. Again this was an effort to rid mines of water and in spite of hand operated valves, this elementary pulsometer was a valuable con tribution.

Newcomen in 1705 developed the first piston

in a cylinder, which was of wood, and attained a diameter of 60 inches.

Steam was used at at

mospheric pressure and

the principle of the

vacuum employed rather than steam pressure. Put it was the best pumping engine so far. Smeaton assisted in its perfection. Xow comes a great name—James Watt, an instrument maker of Glasgow, Scotland. New-

coinen's Engine was still in popular use and had been improved somewhat in 1763 when Watt became interested in il.

With genius that must

have been comparable with Edison, he devoted his life to the Steam

Engine and developed

many principles in modern use. Many of his ideas could not be carried out practically be cause of the crude tools with which he had to

work, but later on, when precision became pos

sible, his principles were proven valuable and were adopted. lie used both pressure and ex pansion keeping the cylinder at steam temper





Km. 1.—HKBO'a Kniiine.

Boiler below. The r^lil lliuul Kuppprf i«n| lrwith xiiiffiiiK l*« convoying stcntn to ihr hollow *|ilicra.

first to operate with

economy comparable with modern equipment in use at the present time.

Early attempts to operate boats were nearly as spectacular as attempts to fly the Atlantic. Fulton developed the first successful Steamboat in 1807, the Clermont, in spite of the fact that

England, Scotland and France had been trying for years. The Savannah, launched in 1818, sail ed to England in 26 days, using steam 18 days. A locomotive was in use in England in 1805. The Rocket, also English, was the first practical one, winning a competitive prize in 1829. As steam saved man and horse labor, it was

developed rapidly by thousands of engineers in man\- specialized services. At first, men gathered in crowds just to see an engine run. They clamored for rides on steam boats and locomotive drawn trains. There

was great discussion as to whether these new inventions would ever be more than novelties.

Xewcomen's engine of 1705, using steam at

atmospheric pressure, does not differ greatly from the Beam type pumping engines of 1850. using steam at about 45 lbs. pressure. This 150 years of development was very slow and grad ual, but the change during the 50 years of 1850 to 1900 was quite marked. While few new principles have been used, modern engines have greatly increased in size and efficiency and steam pressures have been increased to 1200 lbs. per s<|. inch and temperatures up to 800" E. Good examples of modern reciprocating steam engines can be seen in the Uniflo engine in our old power house and in the triple expansion en gines on our steamers.

Me invented the throttle valve, the indicator, the

In Marine engineering, with the exception oi steamers on the Great Lakes, the reciprocating steam engine has been displaced by the steam turbine in the large ships and by the Diesel en gine in the smaller ships, the intermediate size ships being divided between the turbine and the

centrifugal governor,

Diesel engine.

ature with steam jackets, and recommended high pressure but never could use over 7 pounds in his engine, due to inability to attain accuracy.

He employed condensation and double action. lie used the fly wheel,

glass water gauge, mercury steam gauges, pop

pet valve with beveled seat, cross head and guides. Murdock. his assistant, invented the

The steam turbine pre dates the reciprocating engine by 1800 years and Ave publish a picture of Hero's engine which is a steam boiler and a re-

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modern developments in the steam engine, we must remember that even our best Central pow

er plant only utilizes 25 per cent of the energy of the coal they burn while the general average of engines throughout the country probably do not average over 10 percent. It: will be seen that we have much room for improvement. Plants have now been built using Mercury

Vapor and others using Diphenyloxide instead of water but. water has much to commend it being so cheap and plentiful, and experimental plants are using steam up to 3000 lbs. per sq. inch pressure and others with steam at 600 lbs. pres

sure but with the temperatures raised to 1,000"

Pin. &—DiuKU'i Bmixc


action turbine. Branca's engine was built much later, about 1629 and is an impulse turbine. These crude machines use steam slightly above atmosphere.



Great credit is to be given for the develop ment of the impulse turbine to DcLaval and for the reaction turbine to Sir Chas. A. Parsons.


good example of a modern turbine is to be seen in the 10.000 K. W. unit in our new power house. This turbine uses both the impulse and

the reaction principle. This is quite a small unit compared with those in Central power

plants which use high efficiency units up to 200,000 K. W.

It is quite possible that future developments such as the use of Solar heat and the difference

of sea water temperatures for making power will make the steam engine obsolete and our great grandchildren will look upon our present machines much the same as we look Upon the group of old-time engines shown in our illus trations. TIME

Believe me when I tell you that thrift of time

will repay you in after-life, with a usury of profit beyond your most sanguine dreams; and

In spite of extensive experiments with steam turbines, Diesel engines and Electrification, the

that waste of it will make you dwindle alike in intellectual and moral stature, beyond your

steam reciprocating engine still dominates the railroad application. We publish a

darkest reckoning.—W. E. Gladstone.

picture of "Stephenson's Rocket" and. if we visualize this beside our

large quarry locomotives, we see that they are similar in shape and

general arrangement and still op erate on the same general princi

ples. Our new 0-6-0 locomotives, using steam at 185 lbs. pressure, are good examples of modern en gines but are only pygmies com

pared with the new C. P. R. 8.000 type which generate steam at 1700 lbs. and use 850 lbs. steam in the

11. P. cylinders. As we look back at some of the

old type engines, it is perhaps dif ficult




inventors full

credit for their efforts and we look

upon their results as crude.

It is

hard for us with our knowledge of machinery to realize that even Watt,





maker, was jubilant if his cylinder

was not more than ^

of an inch

untrue in its bore, while we today think of machine work in terms of a fraction of one thousandth of an inch.

ConiUh Pumping Ermine—1850

Beam Engine— 18S0

Encinc of the Comet- 1SI1

While we have much to congrat ulate ourselves on

because of our

A Few Early Types of Steam Power

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New Road Into Quarry


The past month has witnessed the passing of another old land mark from use in quarry opera tions when the old railroad coach run was re

placed by bus service. During the early operations of our plant many men walked from Rogers City to work at Cal cite, others rode bicycles and some rode by teams. Later the company made arrangements for the use of a railroad coach which transported the crews from the plant to Rogers City, making two trips every twenty-four hours and later when the quarry extended it became necessary to use the coach in transporting men to and from the quarry operations. At that time the coach

picked up the men from Rogers City, stopped at the Time Office to let off the plant men and then carried the shovel and




This practice continued





busses were purchased to transport the men from Rogers City to Calcite, the coach being used to transport the men from the plant to the quarry as before except the men working on the upper level, and they were transported directly from town to the hill by a much shorter route than going through the quarry. A road has been completed which crosses the

D. & M. railroad tracks into the quarry near the site








years ago. This road runs south until near the quarry face where it turns east and fin ishes a short distance from the east end of the

quarry and the workmen are now transported by bus over this road into the quarry and dis tributed to the various quarry operations. A substantial ladder leads from the lower to the

Upper level and the upper level men now go to work through the quarry. From reports we have received, the change has been very satisfactorv.


Not Open To Public



As this road crosses several railroad tracks as

it leads through the quarry, bus drivers are re sponsible for exercising safe crossings and have been instructed to stop before making a railroad crossing both when loaded and when returning

empty. In all times of poor or impared visibility he is to send a man ahead to signal him over the tracks.

Plant employees are also privileged to Use this road in the course of their work and when

driving their cars to and from work. However, due to the hazards present at all grade cross ings, we would prefer that the men ride the buss

es and thereby reduce traffic as much as possible. This road is not open to the public, to visitors or sightseers. Its purpose is for plant operation only, and we hope that those who are privileged to use it will exercise utmost care in making crossings, as responsibility here does not rest with the train crew but with the driver of the

vehicle. However, signs will be placed to call the attention of the train crew of approaching crossing.

The new road is considered a valuable

improvement and we earnestly ask the support of all in exercising safe practices in using it. CHANNING'S SYMPHONY To live content with small




elegance rather than luxury: and refinement rather than fashion: to be worthy, not respect able: and wealthy, not rich: to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to

stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart: to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasion, hurry never; in a word, to let the

spiritual, unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to lie my sym phony.—William Henry Channing.

View of New Road Leading Into Quarry

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Preventative Medicine and its Application in Adult Life By N. C. MONROE, Plant Physician » » It has always seemed to me that too little is being done, along educational lines, to prevent the more chronic diseases that are prone to at tack the human machine in later life.

There is

considerable discussion about the prevention of disease in children and much has been been ac

complished along this line.

This accounts, to a

large extent, for the lengthened span of life, rather than any actual lengthening of the aver age life of the adult, through lessening the more chronic diseases which arc liable to attack peo ple in later life.

Some of these diseases, such as cancer, per nicious anemia, etc., are not well understood, as

Ear as their cause is concerned, and the only co operation the medical profession can expect from the laity is that they have periodical physical examinations, so that early symptoms may be recognized and proper treatment applied. ' The symptoms which people refer to as rheu matism, are recognized by doctors as any one of a variety of diseases ranging from the so called 'growing pains" of children to chronic arthritis, which may turn the joints of the victim into rigid, chalky masses. The cause of rheumatism,


Or they may attack the kidneys, caus

ing a nephritis which, if not checked before too much damage is done, may become chronic, or Pright's disease, as it is called. It is estimated that one million four hundred

thousand individuals in the United States have, or will have, diabetes. The most frequent time of the onset is at about fifty years of age. Flesh)- people are more predisposed to this dis ease than thin people. While there are other causes than improper diet, most of them are beyond the control of the persons afflicted, so the best advice which can be offered as a pre ventive measure is, watch the carbohydrates or sugar content of your diet, if you tend toward

obesity. The best procedure to follow in the preven tion of the diseases above named, is to be mod erate in all things. Divide each twenty-four hours into three shifts of eight hours each, al lotting eight hours to work, eight hours to meals and recreation, eight hours to sleep. Eat mod erately at three regular intervals. Eat meals

in most of its forms, is infection; this means

which form a balanced ration, containing enough roughage and of sufficient caloric value to op erate the human machine and supply the neces

that disease producing bacteria have gained a

sary heat and energy for the particular kind of

foothold somewhere in the body. Some of the most frequent sources are diseased tonsils, in

work you are doing. Do not worry. Worryprevents sleep, reduces resistance and lowers the vitality.

fected teeth, chronic appendicitis, infected gall bladder, and some of the



From these primary sites, or foci, or infections, they may travel in the blood stream to other

parts of the body, usually the joints, where they cause in Ilamination and pain. A more serious menace of the roving bacteria is that they may attack the lining of the heart, causing endocarditis with a resulting valvular

Baths For Health


Have your dentist check and double check your teeth twice a year, and at all times remem ber that your physician, who has made an ex tensive study of the human body, is the man to consult when you have physical ailments, and that your neighbors, who are prone to offer ad vice, have no keener insight into the workings of the human machine than you, yourself, have.



Who doesn't have his occasion hard to get up mornings, his stumblings, fumblings, no account work days, his evenings spoiled by being tired inexcusably, his nights of broken or too little sleep?

Edna Shane, Plant Nurse

deny themselves the quick help of a morning bath. The morning bath is a self-starter, an

energizer, a tonic that takes effect quickly, Now the bath hot or warm brings the blood with a rush to the skin of the entire body. The

\\ ho doesn't sometimes have days of depres

quick cold splash with which we end this bath,

sion, nervous headaches, sore muscles after ex

still further speeds up the circulation. In connection with any bath you may take these facts. We have something like three or four million sweat glands and two or three mil lion oil glands in our skin. The sweat glands should give off every day. summer and winter, an .average of nearly a quart of perspiration. From the oil glands another kind of secretion constantly spreads over the skin to keep them flexible and to make them water proof. Our bodies, therefore, should be thought of as oiled (Continued on Page 459)

ercise, spells ol easy cold catching? The answer to all these questions we are sure is no one. Here is a subject, therefore, in which every man and woman








above too common complaints, the right baths can help astonishingly. A morning bath to wake us up. Too many people wake up slowly.

Their minds are dull

and their body machinery working at low speed. These folks, unless they wish to spend half of a precious day getting fully awake, should never

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A General Review Of The Base Ball Season



By George R. Jones

One Of Our Leading Sports With all


this baseball atmos

phere present, it doesn't seem possible that the curtain will shortly drop on the 1931 season of the National pastime and be come just a memory. At the

present time our radios are tell ing us in the excited tones that only radio announcers can pro duce, all about the Cards and

Athletics. While the press scribes

three games each week, extending from June 23

to September 7. was carried out successfully.

The teams and managers are now complimented on their keeping this schedule always up to

date. In past seasons keeping up to a set list of games seemed a hard task. No doubt, a lot of fans well learned in the baseball art would pick the General Repair Nine,

last year's champions, to repeat. This they did in fine fashion, playing mighty smart ball to take eight victories and no defeats in the face of still

are shooting out copy of every description on


the relative merits of the two teams now battling

happened to be with the teams high in the league

so fiercely for what is called the World's Base ball Championship. So readers, in these sur roundings, we'll go over our own championship

standings which puts severe pressure on any

contests that provided so much amusement and recreation for fans and players during the past season.

The success of this year's Inter-Department

baseball program was signified by the large at tendance at each game and the interest shown concerning the outcome from the very start. Undoubtedly, the baseball activity this year was carried off more smoothly, produced more plea sure for fans and players and held the interest of more spectators than any year since plant baseball has been sponsored. Nine teams in action, representing eight plant departments and one from the city Merchants, made up the per sonnel of the league. A schedule calling lor

The last half of their schedule

team and they never faltered once, proving themselves champions all the way through. The General Repair's strong features were a line-up of healthy sluggers and a fine defense. They were poison to most of the league pitchers, their line-up was a murderer's row from to]) to bottom. Keinke, Joppich, (ireen or Kowalski took care of the fielding and proved the best all around fly-chasing combination on any team. They pulled Leveck out of numerous dangerous

spots with sensational catches.

The infield of LaTulip. Starr and Griwatseh provided that sector of the diamond with as much strength as any of the other eight teams could boast. While the battery of Leveck, a port-sider. and Halligan behind the bat lasted throughout the season to prove their worth. '"Lefty" Leveck was usually

Referring To Our Plant Teams Pictured On Opposite Page (1) General Repair Team: Top row, left to right. Manager "Pill" Heller; "Lefty" Leveck,

Warwick. "Butch" Elowski, Pete Kelley, Otto Xempel, Art Voight, Ernest Bade, "Irish" Lamb;


bottom row. left to right, Harry Meharg, Ed.

Harry Potitin. Ed. Green; bottom row, left to right. "Tully" LaTulip, "Happy" Halligan. Chas. Griwatch, "Piffer" Joppich, Carl Starr. (2) Drill Team: top row. left to right. Tom

Glazer, Bruno Zcmpel, "Dutch" Derry, Joe Way-

Kelley. Joe Kasuba. John Prudcr, Stanley Ka-

Alfred Ouade. Chas. Lloffman, manager; bottom

"Rick" Kowalske, "Red"




(f>) Construction Team: top row. left to right, Les. Raymond, Chas. Schram. Arnold Conley.

suba, "Slim" I'aullcy, Bill Trapp, Albert Elow-

row. left to right. "Sparks" Leszinskc, Martin

ski. Art Grambau; bottom row. left to right,

Lewandowski, "Irish" Lamb, Ed. Heller.

Humphrey Berg and sou, Martin Lewandowski, Lucille Trapp, Ernest Brunning, Clarence Blair, Alva Meyers.

(3) Mill Team: top row. left to right. Ivan Hamilton, Roy Warwick. Morris Richards. John Smolenski. George Sobek, Max Bellmore; bot tom row. left to right. Tom Rose. Al Hopp, Bob Mundt, Denton Cooper. "Lenny" lloeft. (4) Track Team: top row. left to right. John Modrynski, Harold Pollock, Steve Grolewski, Steve Smolenski. Max Glomski. Dominic Mauti:

bottom row. left to right. Martin Budnick, Frank Micketti. Walter Idalski, Robert Browulce, Herb Wirgau.

(5) Yard Team: to]) row. left to right, Pill

(7) Laffin's Quarry Team: top row, left to right. Frank Hamilton, Clarence Curvin, "Rus" Kuhlman. Otto Flemming, Howard Warwick, George Smart. Elmer Bruuning: bottom row, left to right. Otto Brunning, "Chum" Raymond. John Gruelkc. Alfred Wenzcl, Arnold Nagle. (8) Kelley's Quarry Team: top row. left tit right. T. L. Kelley, manager. George Dagner,

Herb Campbell, Ralph Kuhlman. Art llein, Fred Heythaler. Louis Selke; bottom row, left to right. Walter S;uitimo, "Biffer" Joppich, Frank Richards. Mike Grohowski. Joe King. We regret the Merchants' Nine failed to see

photographer Schulwitz so their picture is not listed with the other groups.

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right there with the goods, a little wild at times

these championship chases. They've proved to

but not too wild.

be a good class of sports playing a fine brand

The Repair nine with a total of 73 runs, lead the teams of the league in scoring, slightly over a nine run average per game. The second place team in the league was the Drillers. This team went through the season

of ball to offer the best of competition. We hope

with seven wins and one defeat.

Thev lost their

last game to the champion Repair tossers to take undisputed possession of second place. This last game was one of the crucial




that the Merchants will always be able to put just such type of teams in the field.

Now we have two up and going clubs tied for fourth


Laffin's diamond

stars and


Yard team with their usual peppery leader, Jul ius Zempel. Julius always boasts of his base ball powers and well he may as he generally produces desirable results.

His stock looked

year, a win for the Drillers giving them the pen

pretty good this year on the start with a few

nant. However, they gave the Repairs too many markers and failed to pull the game out of the fire in their particular last inning rallies. Manager Meyers had a surprise ball club in his Drill team. They were the true dark horse

veterans and enthusiastic members on his line









record was unimpressive so they were noticed in the first part of this season. their unusual hitting and scoring stamped as having championship caliber. Many of games were won through that "never die" which they exhibited. They were fighters

little Soon them their spirit until


With Art Voight and Bill Warwick to share

the pitching burdens and "War Horse" Meharg to do the receiving, this Yard bunch was pretty well fixed to live up to their reputation. The infield was composed of "Butch" F.lowski. reli able first sacker, Bruno Zempel, Ed Glazer and one or another of the available pitchers. Ernest Bade. Dutch Dcrry. Jack Cherette and "Happy" Hopp took turns in the outfield.

This group rolled in forty-four runs, figured in on four victories and four defeats.

None of

their opponents had it easy as their set-backs

the last out.

Paully, the tall right-hander, and Brunning, a nice catcher, formed one of the best batteries in

the league. They worked with a calmness which is the desirable asset of any pitching and catch ing combination. Meyers, Elowski. Blair and

Berg held down the infield positions in very capable style. Binder, Trapp. Joe and Stanley Kasuba roamed the outer gardens.

This team

scored the only shut outs during the season taking the Track crew down to a 11-0 defeat and overwhelming Kelley's Quarry 20-0. Their total points for the season being 67 or a trifle over an eight run average per game.

were by mighty close margins. Next year Jul ius should be right tip there with the leaders. Roy Laffin happened along at the annual base ball meeting last Spring and when asked about prospects for a Quarry team replied in the pos itive. He certainly gathered a likely looking bunch of "horse-hide" murderers.

Fact is, this

same Quarry team had a chance at first place right along until the final stretch when they were barely nosed out by other would-be champs. They had a let down when they met the Merchants suffering a 20-6 defeat which was the only game to mar their endeavors. The

Next in the standings appears the classy Mer chant line-up with Pill Radka at the helm. This team represented the young blood of the league, lots of pep and vigor along with their smooth playing. Suffering two defeats, the first one a

other three defeats charged against them were

huge surprise, to the Drillers and another to the Repair crew they coasted through a fairly suc

group of fellows, using a changed line-up most

of the hard luck variety, the General Repair, Drillers and Yard just nosing them out and that's all. The members of this team

were a


ager Radka had the strongest appearing line-up of the lot. The weakest point in the entire Mer chant organization was the lack of regular out field support. Changing players in the garden

every game. Warwick and W'enzel shared mound duty. Raymond and Otto Brunning caught, while "Rus" Kuhlman, Gruelke, Nagle and Elmer Brunning had infield berths. Curvin, Flemniing. Smart and Hamilton covered the outfield territory. Fifty-one runs in eight con

cessful season.

At the start of the season. Man

from game to game, caused numerous costly




With I'latz and Kitchen on mound duty and Sorgenfrei and Warwick behind the plate, the Merchants had plenty of strength in this quar

through for a sixth place rating with only three



Martin. Kroesch and either of the

above named catchers formed an airtight in field. Regular outfielders were among the missing: Kane, Walboru and Marvin Lamb be ing the only players to appear over once or


The season's total runs were fifty-nine

for this team.

The plant teams are glad to have a Nine rep resenting the City Merchants as competitors in


Charlie wins and

the offensive


Hoffman's Construction





five defeatsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;another team

where a

break in the game forced them to lose by a close score. Again. Manager Hoffman had a hard

task to keep his team intact throughout the sea son. His line-up at the start of the season failed to hang together to the end and so the result was substitutions from various sources to com plete a team. Ed. Heller was the mainstay in the pitcher's box and turned in some pretty nice contests.

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Who remembers when some of the fans were

telling how wild Eddie was?

And, a feminine

onlooker was heard to remark, "I'd like to meet

that pitcher," So our friend Ed was a popular twirler. Reiger was the everready catcher on the Construction Nine, with Raymond, Sehrani, Lewandowski and Hoffman in the



Lamb, Conley, Quade and Leszinski playing the outfield. Forty-five runs was the total scoring for this team.

Then those ancient athletic rivals. Hilary and Leo. decided to not outdo one another so they ended in a tie for seventh place honors.


victories and six defeats.

This Mill team was given one of the highest ratings in the league by the pre-season "dopesters" and why they only chalked up but two victories is still a problem. Hilary had some good materia] in his line-up but, they failed to get going during the season. They, however, have the consolation of having offered some very hard battles to their opponents but, there's

season is being planned than ever. Start think ing and talking basket-ball, fellows, and give us your ideas for better basket ball. The early days of December should see the teams under way for a winter of exceptional pleasure. The bread of bitterness is the food on which men grow to their fullest stature: the waters

of bitterness are the debatable ford through which they reach the shores of wisdom; the ashes boldy grasped and eaten without falter ing are the price that must be paid for the gold en fruit of knowledge.—Onida.

Luck means the




which you have not hesitated to endure: the long nights you have devoted to work. Luck means the appointments you have never failed

to keep; the trains you have never failed to catch.—Max O'Rell.

A thing done right today means less trouble tomorrow.—Anon villous.

not much satisfaction in that all the time.

Hamilton and Mundt. the battery, Hoeft, Cooper, Hopp, Smolenski, infielders, and Rose, Warwick, Richards and Sobek, outfielders, com pleted the Mill line-up. Kelley's Quarry team was another Nine that had a hard job keeping one line-up. Outside of


Kuhlman. their dependable twirler, they changed positions repeatedly. The remainder of the team were Dagner, Campbell, Heythaler, Hem, Selke. Santimo, Richards. Grohowski and Joe


Although their total runs were only

twenty-seven, they had some exceptional lowscore games that were good ones. We hope this same bunch can come back next year and pro duce the results possible of them. The cellar occupants happen to be the Track crew without a win to their credit.

It's too bad

these fellows hadn't more experience in the na tional pastime as they certainly had the neces sary spirit to produce a winning team.

Idalski. pitcher, was the bright spot on the team.

John Modrynski, Mieketti, Glomski, H.

Bollock. S. Smolinski, Pudnick, Grolewski, J. Smolinski. Wirgau and Brownlee completed the Squad offered by the Track management. These fellows shouldn't feel discouraged with their

first year results: they had the pleasure of try

ing and with a year's experience might come through for better times next season. '

We don't want to forget that noble group of martyrs—the Umpires.

All the razzing and no

roses for these faithful fellows and they gave a good exhibition of officiating

this year.



Pete Kelley, Bill Warwick, Mike Johnson and Art Voight were the season's dependables. Just a short annoncement on Basket Ball which



and players will be glad to hear. A bigger and better

This picture was taken at Black River. Mich

igan, about forty years ago. shortly after this fellow moving to Rogers City, became one of our city's early settlers. The young fellow with his hand on his fath er's knee at the left has been employed at the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co. since 1916.

He was employed in the Construction Dept. two years and then transferred to the Yard in which

department he still is employed. Lie was about twelve years of age at the time of this picture. Last month's Guess Who, our good friend Captain M. R. MacLcan.

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Limestone And Its Uses




In The Manufacture Of Lime is used for a number of different pur



Iron And Steel Products


corrosive waste material which many States re

poses in the making of various finished products

quire to be neutralized and treated before being

and commercial forms of iron and steel. These uses are in connection with the follow

and economical base for this purpose.

ing processes: 1. "Rig" casting; 2. "Pickling; 3. Wire drawing. 1.


When iron from blast furnaces is marketed

as such, it is cast into "pigs" of convenient size

for handling. The old method of casting the

discharged into streams.

Requirements of the Lime Since lime is used in connection with pickling for its neutralizing power, and is employed in the form of a milk of lime, it should not be too

rapid settling, and it should be reactive, not con taining a high percentage of core or overburned

metal in beds of sand has been replaced by cast


ing machines. In the more usual type ol ma chine, an endless chain carries a series of par allel troughs with overlapping edges. The molt


en iron is poured continuously into these molds as they move under a spout from which it flows. The molds must be either "limed" or "smoked"

to prevent sticking of the iron to mold. The lime in the form of a whitewash is applied, either

by being sprayed upon the molds, or by having the chain of molds pass through a milk of lime. Requirements of the Lime The requirements of lime for this purpose are not very rigid, but it should form a slow settling suspension and not contain too high a percent age of "waste."

2^ "PICKLING" Iron and steel are usually coated with rust or scale, and frequently this must be removed before the metal can be used in manufacturing


This is accomplished fey pickling,

which consists in soaking it in a bath ol sul

phuric or hydrochloric acid. The acid dissolves and loosens the rust and scale, leaving a clean, bright surface. The metal must be washed

after pickling to remove the acid remaining on

Lime is an efficient


In making iron wire, the iron is first rolled down to the size of small rods.

These are then

pulled or "drawn" through dies of successively smaller sizes until the wire has been reduced to the desired diameter.

Previous to the draw

ing, the iron rods or coils of wire are pickled, to remove scale, etc., and then very care full v

washed. They are then dipped into hot milk of lime which completely neutralizes any remain ing trace of acid, and this coat of lime serves as a lubricant during the drawing process. The coils of wire are then baked to thoroughly dry the lime coating so that it may be most effec tive as a lubricant, and also to remove the so-

called "acid brittlencss" which is produced in the cleaning operation. In addition to removing the residual acid from the pickling process, and lub ricating the wire and dies, lime also protects the wire from oxidation and scale formation both

before and after drawing. Requirements of the Lime

The chief requirements for lime for use in wire drawing are that it forms a very slow set tling suspension, and that it is absolutely free

completely neutralize and remove the last traces

from grit or ash. The requirements in this last respect are very rigid, as grit damages the dies. The present practice in many mills is to make

of acid.

an aged putty from quicklime, and to carefully

it. and frequently it is given a lime wash


The spent pickling liquor is a highly acid and

screen and then dilute this to a milk of lime.

North View of Plant. Showing Storages

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A Glance At Some of our Local Gardens As the garden season closes and the gardeners are now beginning to benefit substantially by the harvest produced by the summer's work,

we can perhaps turn our thoughts more to the flower garden which undoubtedly requires more planning

lor equal success than does the vegetable garden. Pall is, of course, the only time

for planting a large number ol the bulbs





gree we feel safe in saying that from the personal success ol some of our employees that it is an ex cellent time to transplant trees and The Sunken Garrien Built by Arthur Gelzinger is an outstanding local shrubbery. Pest of all it is a example of how employees are beautifying their homes. time of clcan-up and planning that more efsmall supply is now available at the Main Office can be done now to make your work wt and may lie had upon request. fective next year. While it is a repetition in statements earlier The November issue of "Calcite Screenings" made in connection with gardens, we urge you will, no doubt, be of particular interest in con to consider the natural local resources that will nection with the garden contest as it will carry enable you to accomplish a great deal with small a list of the prize winners. expense as is evidenced by the accompanying A comparison of photographs over the past few years is a permanent record of the good photograph. General rules and plans cannot be offered or that has been accomplished in this direction. The followed by all as a difference in landscaping past summer has been particularly active as most adds to its attractiveness, and while study of of our employees have had more time to devote your neighbors accomplishments will no doubt to this work. be helpful, individual expression and originality The results this year are outstanding and will add untold interest to your undertakings. everyone is to be complimented on the interest We again want to call your attention to the they have shown in beautifying the community interesting pamphlets distributed by Federal and in taking advantage of their spare time in Government, Department of Agricultural. A the productive work in their vegetable gardens. BATHS FOR HEALTH


(Continued from Page 453)

How fortunate it is for all of us that we can not foretell our future success or our future

surfaces which shed water when water alone is

used. The oily secretions also collect dirt and serins ; dead cells, secretions and odors. Soap is necessary for cleansing the skin and has not a little to do with the fine feeling we get from the bath.







physical fatigue after a hard day's work.


taken before evening meal is better for diges tion. Paths act as a protection against colds and

improve our looks. THERE are two kinds of discontent in this world: the discontent that works, and the dis

content that wrings its hands.

The first gets

what it wants, and the second loses what it has. There's no cure for the first but success: and there's no cure at all for the second. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Gordon Graham.

failure! If it were possible to know just what was going to happen, many of us would leave

our "luck" to "Fate" and quit trying. It is the uncertainty of all things that compels us to keep on keeping on. If you could be cer tain that your future is to be successful, you would, most likely, slow down in your efforts to win. You would be too sure. If you could be sure that your coming days are to be full of trouble, you would be discouraged.

Therefore, the most helpful thing is that human Hope that springs eternal and is for the better things. Mope on! Put keep your head, your heart, and your hands working. Hope will

help, but just "hope" alone will not win. The ladder of life is full of splinters, but they always prick the hardest when we're sliding down.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;W. L. Brownell.

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News Items of the Month in Print and Picture

Here and There About the Plant Some of the boys in the Machine Shop are wondering how Louis Dambra is getting so much wood in his backyard because he hasn't




"Among Ourselves he was forced to climb up mi the top. Accord ing to the manner in which he yelled for help he must have expected the car to sink out of sight.

been seen with a saw on his shoulder or in the

The nearest workmen were about a half mile

WOods with an ax.

away and they were positive something terrible had happened so came to the rescue as fast as they could. Instead of finding a fellow with a broken leg, here was John doing an Indian dance on the top of his car and calling for help. The men finally found a cable which they

John Noble says Earl Scheifler is some decoy maker but what good are thev, Earl, if vou go

out to the lake and then find out that you for got to bring them along? Chubby says next time he goes he is taking nothing but decoys.

E. R. Joppich plans to buy some live decoys from Leonard Poch but will not get them until the last day of cluck season. E. K. says if his luck is too bad he can at least shoot the decoys.

It only takes one small jack to lift up an automobile but it takes a lot of jack to keep it up.

Hilary said he wasn't a bet ting man when asked how he was betting on

the ball

game, but he did bet L>i 11y

him on the last game. Prank

Richards and

Larson, axe on




entered the woods like a lion but came out like a lamb. We understand



walske is taking diving les sons lately. Put diving at rabbits under a log, striking one's thumb on a protruding knot and throwing it out ol

After cold and cheerless drizzle

Of September, which, remember, Only last a few short clays, Comes the balmy Indian summer With its misty, dreamy haze. In the dressing room of Autumn Thus Dame Nature, fickle creature,

By the eyes of man unseen Dons her gorgeous colored garments

And lays by her somber green.

"Pis the time of year for roaming And admiring soul inspiring Scenes of beauty by the stream. And the woods are full of gold tints

|ohn out—car Leonard the job

again after several days (in the sick list.

Mr. and .Mrs. Thos. Yarch and .Mr. and Mrs. Louis

Yarch and family had quite an exciting time at Grand Lake a few weeks ago when a sudden blow came up which kept them busy bailing water

and keeping the boats afloat. Loilis says never again will that happen to him as he is going to leave in time here after so as not to be caught in




that one.

Indian summer, linger longer. We adore thee, we implore thee Leave us not. to winter's cold. We care not for her white diamonds.

We prefer the autumn gold. —Alson

In place of a Spare tire it would be much more convenient for John Dem-

bny to carry a raft or pontoon on his trips around the stripping level of tin- quarry. While driving along after a heavy rain, John several


Percy Lee and I'och are back on


Not unlike a heavenly dream.

joint is no laughing matter, according to Rick.

had passed through


and all.


Heller a dollar so as to give

him a chance to even up for the dollar he took away from

thrrw out to John but he was unable to tie it anywhere so he braced his feet against the rad iator cap and hung on. With five men on the other end ol the cable they




formed in the low spots, but in the last one there happened to be a clay bottom and you fellows all know what clay is like when it gets good and wet. and according to John this was.


your arm?

Win. Shay of the Steamer Taylor has been at the Rog ers City Hospital on the sick list for the past several days, and we are glad to re port that he is considerably improved.

What would you take for What would you take for your leg?

What would you take for your eyes? over. Don't forget safety.

Think it

V. J. Henry and family have been doing con

siderable fishing at Grand Lake this past month and report several nice catches of perch and bass.

Vernon says he knows just where all the

good fishing spots in the lake are now.

Me drove to about the center of the pond

Anytime the tug crew couldn't get their cars

when he felt his car sinking. He opened the door and tried to get out but the water was about eight inches above the running board so

started Capt. Peppier would baud them some good sound advice. Sell the thing, get rid of it and buy a good car.

Rut it so happened that

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during our last rain storm the Captain exper ienced a little trouble in getting his car started, but when asked if there was anything wrong and

if he needed any help his reply would be "No" as he was just waiting for a fellow to ride up with him. It turned out he had a lengthy wait and in

the meantime some of his own advice

was being handed back.

"Yes, sir." one fellow-

said, "Every sailor has his day."

One doesn't realize how much wood is being cut by plant employees until talking to Walter Meyers. He says an

to Walter Meyers and wanted to be directed to a place to cut wood it rather took Meyers off his guard and he was forced to take them over several miles of territory in order to find a large enough section of timber for them to cut in. Frank shouldered all the tools and by the time they finally located a place to cut. he was all in and the rest weren't far from it, as it was

one of the hottest days we've had in some time. We understand they didn't start cutting until the next niorniim-. The National Amer

other two weeks at the


rate they've been cut ting and it will look

tion at Detroit was at



tended by some of the

more like a farm be tween the drill house and Swan Lake instead

fellows from the plant who report a good

of a

it was one of the great


time and


we are glad to hear so many of the employees




wouldn't it be with the



ance from

the Harold


L. Young Post of Rog

bill this winter.

Sad but true. takes an accident



Legion ever held. Why

are cutting wood and thereby making a real saving on their tuel



ers City: Steve Mart in, Liuil Erickson,

It to

Chas. Hoffman. Harry Wing, ISen Pounds and



Roll Rains.








ered just what became

Kowalski used to give

of all those big trout

us a

Dave Crigg was telling us he was going to catch this season.






word Well,


are wondering whether Rick has <|uit playing

had these trout almost in his basket at that 'time. The season's been closed for some time but we haven't



but lor some time now we haven't heard a word from him. We


new fishing outfit and



winnings playing golf

golf or if it's his game that is not so hot as it

might be.

Friend Joseph King said the only man in

from here's

hoping you have better

his crew

luck next season.

to handle is T. L. Kid-




ley, sure

The Sun Sinking in the West at Grand Lake

was worried the other

day when the clock read five after three and Os wald Yoight hadn't shown



work yet.

Main- reasons were given for his absence such as sickness, met with an accident, etc., but a few-

minutes later the group of men were relieved of their anxiety when Oswald came in.

Yes, sir,

that man loves his job. They tell us he begins to get restless about noon keeping at his wife from then on to get his lunch ready so he can get to work at 4 p. m.

who is


the quarry fore

man, but he



hopes of seeing a great improvement in him as he's been able to control

Leo fairly well this past season. With the base ball season over and basket ball

still several weeks away, we are wondering just

how Dominic Matili is going to be able to hold himself that long. It probably would be well lor Dominic to take in a few football games in the meantime.

Frank Ware was out to Lake Nettie looking When A. L. Kowalski, Pen Santimo, Walter Santimo, Dave Larson and Frank Richards went

over the ground.

Pelieve he must be planning

on another winter in that territory.

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'age 462 Rick Kowalske and Tully are spending their spare time at Grand Lake.

under vour hat is evervbodv's loss.

Lewis asked Bruno Zempel how he liked the job on the steam roller. Bruno replied, "'She's a great machine but it ought to be more modern -—free wheeling and a longer wheel base."

his tank he probably wouldn't need to pump air into the gas tank every few miles. Ed claims there was a shortage of air in the tank which caused his car to stop on him every little while but upon investigation he found it filled with

The other day while Hilary's gang were pull

ing down the old power house stacks, one wasn't just falling right and when it was about half way ('own Hilary said. "Hold it Cash." Cash

If Edward Heller would put some gasoline in

all air and no gas. We just discovered for the first time that our friend Fred h'isch is part Scotch. We were won

said. "Who do you think I am—another Hou-

dering why he never stopped to pick up his tee


but when about half way

Leonard Joppich claims there is nothing so invigorating as a nice cold bath when on a fish ing trip, but before we take his advice too seri ously we had better wait until we hear the re sults of his next fishing trip and see if he really means it. Our advice is that you stay in the boat instead of trying to stand on those slipperylogs. How about


We expected to hear about Fred Badc's first duck hunting trip long before this but

the fever strong enough to pur chase his license but while down at the lake front he saw a Saw Bill and was almost

now trying Julius Zempel's game of hitch hiking. They

tempted to run up to the Court

say that on their way down to the plant they are v e r y successful

Llotise for his li cense so he could

come down

is as


The above iiieture proves to you thai the wily trout still abound in the streams of Northern Michigan. These are probably some of

they are able to

the beauties thai Dave Grigg had in mind at the beginning of the

get in line. ... ~7~

trout season, but we are sorry to say

\\ e

1 it-i




his shotgun.

but on the home stretch consider

most all the cars


speaking with Fred he said he hasn't as yet had

Karl Daniels and Gene King are

are gone


of string tied to the tee and all that was necessarv was to pull it back after each shot.

it,' Biffer?

able walking being done


someone said. "What is Fred pulling in after every tee off?" And here was Fred with yards


were not found in

Dave's basket.

A very peculiar thing about Al fred Hopp's car is that



neve r






ready to go home. Now



Sheedlo carrying his lunch in a small iron cori-

understand us. we don't mean when leaving the

tainer lately instead of the usual paper bag. Ed. placed his lunch on the sidewalk behind him

plant because it gets him home from work all right. We know he has taken it to the garage

while waiting for the bus and when ready to

to have some work done on it. but whether the

get on the bus his paper bag was gone. They

mechanic finds the trouble is doubtful. It just doesn't start well nights, and Alfred loses a lot of sleep.

tried to tell him that Geo. Grambau's dog had

already taken care of it but he had everyone in the bus stand up for inspection before he was convinced that he was being told the truth. So that's the reason he now has an anchor attached to the lunch.

Les Raymond was telling us about the nice meal of wild duck he had the other day. He said a friend <<\ his brought over two nice Line Gills. Xo. he said, that isn't right. I mean Plue Pells and were they We regret very much that Les doesn't know ducks any better than that, but we do believe one more guess will straighten out the duck question very easily.

Everybody has safety ideas, but keeping them


For the Master Painter is painting today. Pie is painting this worn-out world away.

Retouching the landscape of old Mother Earth With a Master touch: with startling new birth. He is painting His glory on mountain and glen And aye, if yow will, in the hearts of men. —Narcissus.

He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. When love and skill work together expect a

masterpiece.—John Ruskin.

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BIRTHS Born to Mr. and Mrs. Archie



Sept. 3rd. a daughter, Blanche Mary. Mr. Bellmore is employed in the Mill Dept. A son. Louie Donald, on Sept. 10th to Mr. and

Mr. August Dehring. Mr. Dehring is employed in the Drilling Dept. Ronald Paul, a son. to Mr. and

Mrs. Chas. Baker on Sept. 12th. Mr. Baker is employed in the

.Machine Shop,






To Mr. and Mrs. Angus Mays on Sept. 14th. a son, Lewis Ed ward. Mr. Mays is employed -in the Shovel Dept. A daughter, Joanne Martha, on Sept. 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. Schaedig. Mr. Schaedig is

employed in the Transportation

Dept.' '

lo Mr. and Mrs. Thomas

I ul-

getski. a son. Lawrence L. D. on Sept. 21st. Mr. Tulgetski is employed in the Machine Shop. Lois Ann, a daughter, on Sept. PJth to Mr. and

Mrs. Lloyd Conley.

Mr. Conley is employed in

the Power Dept. To Mr. and Mrs. George Marsh on Sept. 27th a daughter. Loraine. Mr. Marsh is employed in the Transportation Dept. "Calcite Screenings" joins with the man\r

friends of the above parents in extending its congratulations.

A view of Clear Lake where local fishermen have made some fine catches.

'Tis the mind that makes the body rich.


don't think much of a man who is not wiser to

day than he was yesterday.—Abraham Lincoln. If wrinkles must be written upon our brows. let them not be written upon the heart. The Spirit should not grow old.—James A. Garfield.

The stomach is a slave that must accept every thing that is given to it, but

which avenges

wrongs as slyly as does a slave.—Sotivestre.

Never, throughout our history, has a man who lived a life of ease left a name, worth remem

bering.:—Theo. Roosevelt.

It may make a difference to all whether we do right or wrong today.



Miss Irma Macklem, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Clare

Macklem, became the bride of

Mr. Vernon Scott on Sept. 30, at 2:30 p. m. at the Westmins ter Church. Rev. J. L. Ken nedy officiated.

Alter the ceremony a re ception was held at the home of the bride's parents for a large number of friends and guests. Following the recep

tion the bride and groom left on a wedding trip of two weeks to be spent in the

southern part of the state. On their return the young coupje will be at home to their many friends at 555 S. Lake Avenue.

"Calcite Screenings" extends its best wishes to the young

couple. Yotl can not believe in honor until you have achieved it. Better keep yourself clean and bright: you are the window through which you must see the world.—George Bernhard Shaw.

Today is yesterday's pupil.—Franklin.

The two young gentlemen shown above are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Smith.

Pert of

course told us he caught the fish they are hold ing but we have our doubts, because if he is the same at fishing as he is at duck hunting we know the youngsters are well able to hold their own with their Dad. Left is James and on the right is Frederick.

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The Bradley Transportation Company » » » » »


Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters

Steamer B. H. Taylor

Date of Meeting. Saturday. October 3, 1931. Present: I). E. Xauts, chairman: W'm. Shay,

6. Deckhands and Conveyormen not cleaning up grease and oil spilled on deck. 7.

Standing on after bulwark rail to throw-

secretary: and Walter Galium, bos'n, Niels An

lifeboat lashings under boat, when a boat hook

derson, deckhand: Fdw. Fhrke, conveyorman;

was being used above.

Walter Fggleston, 3rd Ass'l.; l.ouis Smolinski,

Every one of the above mentioned practices


have been mentioned time after time during the

The October Safety Meeting was called to order this evening at seven p. m. The minutes of the last stated meeting were first reviewed

present season, and there can be no reason for them but carelessness and undue haste. Any ol the above might prove serious, and we regret

and as no comments were made on the same,

to say that the deck department is at fault in

chairman proceeded with the regular order ol

most of the cases.

Chairman next asked members for reports o:.


In our last meeting we commented on dangers of fall sailing due to heavy weather, rolling, etc.

their respective departments. Neils Anderson reported a coal bunker railing broken the prev

Speaking; on this subject, the chairman stated that although we might not run late enough this

stated there was a cracked plank on the convey

fall to be bothered with ice, nevertheless ice on

deck was one of the most perilous of fall haz ards. In freezing weather, ice accumulates

ious day



Conveyorman Phrke

or room platform, which will lie replaced with a new one at the first opportunity ol obtaining

around the deck valves due to the valves leaking

one. He also requested that the watchmen when repairing deckhose to either cut off or

whenever the deck line is being used. The Chief

bend over the ends of wire binding so

Engineer, Mr. LaBouuty stated that he would

would not project out to catch on hands or

have all o\ the valves ground and thus remedy


the condition as much as possible. "Familiarity breeds Contempt" and likewise

The safety committee secretary ol the Str. Bradley, Leo Moll, now on this vessel, has brot his safety ideas right along with him. He slates





observations and comments of nearly every committee member present, it appears that we have shown signs of carelessness during the past month, even though we have come through with out accidents. The points brought out were as follows:


Boom blocks at side saddles not stowed

Over by gunwale out of traffic. 2. Crowding around fantail and after towline making Calcite. 3. Deckhands throwing hatch equipment,

namely dolly-bar, and holding down clamp along

that it

that as we are frequently washing out the cargo hold, he would advise against the deckhands wearing rubber boots in the cargo hold cleanup, as on the wet hoppers they prove extremely slippery. He also remarked that when our boom is swung out when loading or unloading

at night, it is quite dark amidships, and that when using an amidships cable a lantern should be placed by the cable to prevent anyone stumb ling over same. Capt. Martin requested the committee mem

same for footresl.

bers not to be backward in calling attention to violations of the Safety Rules, and assured them of the hearty co-operation of each and every of ficer. Each and every one of us. he stated,

5. Galley crew failing to rinse soapy watei from deck outside galley and mess room door after scrubbing floors.

any injuries whatever. Carlessness on the part of one man spells danger to his shipmates, and

deck and over hatches.


I'lacing feet on




wants to go home this fall alive and free from

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every member of this crew should shoulder his

share of the responsibility of keeping our record clean for the year. There being no further business the meeting was then adjourned.

.Mr. Papineau of Port Huron must have heaved a sigh of relief when he heard his boy would not be home for a while. By Gar! That boy she can eat a mouse! Overheard : "Pike this—like that."

Twice Told Tales—Str. Taylor The gang from the hills and dales of Penn

"Scarce as the grace of God at a gangster's

sylvania are showing signs of homesickness.


"I Iang it up."

Something must be causing them to think of home.

Everybody seems to be doing first rate with their respective "cooky erstwhile






OUT Don't

The Rogers City boys are beginning to know what it is like to be away from home. After the last ti'ip Louie said, "Well, Sis, I see we have the same old cat!'

worry, Gal, the cook has lots of stove blacking!

Grades' new album is a dandy.

Our new second mate, Chris Swart/, may be the pinochle champ on the Str.






We are curious


0. Kenneth Falor, Reporter.


Steamer John G. Munson

what the attraction is in Buf falo. Last trip Xels Anderson came back sporting one of those


hear his recovery has not been









chairman, Geo. Hoy, secy.. I. Rankc, I'. Fleming. A. McKae, B. Beauvais, J. Miller, C. Sauve, A

pike and




that were caught in the Soo river one evening a few weeks ago by

as rapid as we hoped for and Chief Arthur Urdal, left, and anthat he is still in the hospital. Kindest regards. Mr. Shay, ami a speedy recovery. We sure are missing your daily weather



million dollar smiles.

When arriving at Calcite last trip we fully expected to see our engineer. Mr. Shay, waiting to greet us. But regretted to


Jim Frye, Gtts and Buck were singing. "I Wonder Who's Kiss ing Her Now"-—I wonder!

will tell 'em how it's done.

other member of the steamer Munson's crew, shown on the right. Art has often told us of the fish

he has been catching but this is the first time he has sent in any proof.

There are some who suggest

that Mr. Plat/, is now qualified for nomination to the school board. Our recent voyages have been highly educational in several ways.

The Emperor Jones is always amazing. Re cently saw a sign on a soft drink parlor—"Bil Elmer sauntered



ordered a glass of billiards. The proprietor aft er a hasty appraisal, brought in a glass of cold tea.



Pat Mulke. the on the boat.

Edwin Fhrke. is going into the rabbit and fur business this coming winter. Anybody who wants the dope on the bunnies need only consult Ed and he

liards, Ten Cents."


his pocket.

he's lonesome?


No femmes


show it anywhere and still keep his stand-in. The girls' pic tures? Oh. he keeps those in

Calcite but he doesn't seem to

be doing his stuff here.


"Well, son," he said, "How is it?"


replied the Fmp. "but you know if I wasn't an old billiard drinker I'd sav that was tea."

in addition to the committee it

was attended by Capt, McLean, Capt. Dahlberg, Capt. McQuinn, Chief Engr. Urdal, R. G. Buehler, 1st Asst. and ten additional members of the crew.

Meeting was opened at 1 :15 ]>. m. with a general review of our previous meetings, discuss ing the effects of various sug

gestions made. Capt. McLean gave a talk on the importance of caring for minor injuries, and of the dangers associated with neglects of these natures. The

Capt. also reviewed several important points on the handling and storage of oxygen tanks, and asked those not familiar with the dangers of these tanks to carefully read the precautions stated in the September issue of the Screenings regarding same. Our chairman suggested that before going down

ladder that







ladder is on dock ami that it is properly fasten

Walter Fggleston is taking Mr. Shay's place during the hitter's illness. Walter is growing a


mustache to save razor blades—which is another

that the railing be repaired around the hopper house. A member of the crew was appointed

defense for one of those thing's.


member of the




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the Treanon Ballroom said he just came from

to take care of the matter at once.

It was recommended that




platform be put in place of plank staging under head pulleys in tunnel. It was also suggested that the deck crew be more careful about leaving planks and other ob jects near pulleys in tunnel. After a general talk on safety measures the meeting was adjourned at 2:10 p. m.

The season of 1931 is drawing to a close and

plans for winter.


Chas. Lister says he surely has enjoyed him self, even though busy. He looks forward to the

winter season in Rogers City and basketball.

Frank Miller says he just cannot imagine whylie is so popular. According to the large amount of Correspondence he receives, we would say- it is lust "It."

Musical Murmursâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Munson

the various members of the crew



Geo. Beck has already taken

We have recently referred to Charles Sauve as having taken on a bay window ol such pro

portion as to necessitate changing berths with

leave of absence and returned to Ohio State Un

his roommate to

iversity. Harold Knight has also followed the advice given recently to young men and returned



the additional

to Michigan State, where he is a student in the

Capt. Dahlburg admired the general appear ance and style of architecture and had Charlie

Fngineering class. Poland Bryan plans on going


grocery business in




draw up plans and specifications for a similar These were turned over to the Stew

ard's Dept, for bids. Needless to say this department receiv


ville, X. Y. with his brother.

Gilbert Kempe says just a






life of retirement and leisure in Detroit. Archie Bccbe was all smiles

has already begun to the ex

on one trip to Lorain. He says

larger clothes this winter.

that counts,




lie plans on going to

tent that Capt. Dahlburg is worrying over having to buy


school this winter and writing for a pilot's license.

for symmetrical figures, with the request that he also be


decorated likewise. former case the

Sorry to lose our friend Ed

Dept. has been

win Moutoitx who returned to in F.vansville. Bid.

his home

We're glad to welcome his successor, John Fsch.

cheers when you

friends of the Bradley Com Also


friends and relatives of our present crew. \\ e are glad to see that the old spirit of the Bradley Company still lives regardless of the repres sion (apologies to Amos and Andy). Arthur Lrdal. our genial Chief Engineer, en joyed his short visit home to Berea while in Lorain. Art still holds the pinochle champion ship aboard. We regret that Leo Graham had to leave us to return to his home in

Fairhaven. Mich., ow

ing: to the death of his father.

Bernard Beauvais says the lure of Marine City cannot be avoided and is always glad to get up

while passing irrespective of the hour.




As a conse

quence Ivl Fawcett and his able assistant. Peter Fleming, have a busy season ahead. is beginning




even on Capt. MeOuinn. who was handicapped with a de



As in the Steward's

The success of their endeavors

come home

pany who were on hand to us.

fill the contract.

L\o one

Surely glad to have a trip to Lorain and the opportunity ol meeting many ol our old greet

Now along conies Capt. Me Ouinn. who also has an eye

pression where he now seeks to establlish the bay windoweffect so popular on the Steamer Munson this fall.

We welcome to our crew Donald Mcl.eod of

the Calcite. His many friends in the BradleyTransportation Co. will regret to learn that his wife is very ill at her home in Chicago.

Win. Kuniier has put in a busy season but looks forward to the old job in the Robinson. Virgil Beebe and Alex Molocha California.

Ian a trip to

Good luck, bovs.

In the last month's issue of "Screenings" we

expressed our pleasure in having Capt. Dahlburg with us

in the capacity of first mate.


month has wrought some changes, and we now

Our trip to Chicago was enjoyed and the op portunity it presented to see the good shows,

have occasion to express the same feeling to ward Capt. MeOuinn. who has joined us in the

baseball game. etc.

capacity ol first mate, Capt. Dahlburg actnig as

Peter Fleming on being

told that he did not look or act like a native at

second mate.


Life never shouts: Do this! do that! I think it doesn't care

What road we take, what choice we make,

What sort of garb we wear. Who will not wisdom work to learn

Gets only what the fools can cam.

The things we lose, the things we gain On choice alone depend. Who wills to stray the easy way Finds hardship at the end. Who fears to risk a steep ascent Must with the valley be content.

Though fortunes change with circumstance And bodily distress, The normal man must shape and plan And build his own success

And he must say how far he'll go To claim the joys he wants to know. We hold our destiny in hand At least to this extent,

That all may say what price we'll pay For goals within our bent. And man from life takes nothing more Than he has had the courage for.

Life makes no gifts to great or low. Its joys are on display. How much we'll learn, how much we'll earn

Is left to us to say. And where at last our progress ends Upon our strength of will depends. (Copyright, 1931, by tid^ir A. Guest.)








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No Accident HoTtO* Roll Department,

Foreman and



Thomas Kelley


John Dembny


Geo. C. Wing


William Heller

Adolph Sorgenfrei



Geo. C. Wing


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


N. W. Pollock


T. L. Kelley


J. Leroy Laffin


Julius Zemple


Julius Zemple




Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp

Capt. William MacLean Chief John Sparre



Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief Guy LaBounty

Capt. Crossley McQuinn Chief Thomas Suttle

To all our employees, customers and readers of

"Calcite Screenings" our Companies extend pur best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Healthful and Happy New Year. In these times of strenuous curtailment of our

operations and in our income, it gives us pleasure to recall at this Christmas Season, the splendid attitude of

ail our employees in adjusting themselves to amaterially reduced income and to commend them for the personal efforts they have made in many varied ways to sustain

their own needs and to help carry their share in pro viding tor others in our communities. These qualities, so eminendy responsible for our past progress, strength ened by experierice in this present long but temporary recession will make for greater progress in the future.



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Published monthly for the employees of the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company. Rogers City. Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare.

The columns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons, safety suggestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all em ployees. All such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name

of the department and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. December


J) J T




.). A. VALENTIN, Editor.

I. S








made in the companies' accident record during the past season, the number of lost time acci dents totaling six against the record of nine made in 1930. This reduction is very pleasing and speaks well for the active interest and sup port department heads, foremen and workmen have given onr campaign to keep accidents to a


During 1931 the Calcite plant had four lost time accidents, two of which were caused by a pre mature explosion in which Chas. Pauquette lost his life and John Schlager suffered injuries which necessitated his being off the job for the balance of the season. A third happened to Bernard Murphy of the Mill when the handle of a sledge caught him in the leg, causing a slight abrasion which later developed into infection

and necessitated his losing four weeks work. son, there is an argument used by various au The fourth accident was sustained by Robert thorities on accident pre Barely when he slipped vention in which they from a ladder, striking give their reason for his head on the cement logical increases or de floor and necessitated his creases during 1931 being away from work ;FIRST BTjj; Some are of the opinion for three weeks. '"• m. l. & c. CO. "' . . that during the past sea We do not feel that the

In viewing accident records of the past sea


son accidents should have

first two can be consid

decreased in proportion to the decrease in pro


duction. This sounds reasonable because hav


al to believe there should be fewer accidents. How

ever, there are those who say that during times, when production is down and men are working on

ness or carelessness.




ing had less working hours and consequently less hours of exposure to accidents it's only natur

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accidents which may have been prevented.





complishment which was not made without a greal deal of support and co operation given safelv first measures by the foremen in charge of the

Our 1931 Accident Record

off the job considerably



the season without a lost time accident. An ac

to keep men's minds on and have spare time cm their hands. Also it seems much harder to keep a safety organiza tion functioning to full extent when the work men are on part time. With us we might say that we have had ex


partments came through



several theories advanc ed as to what caused the accident, no definite rea

The last two. we feel, are





son has


having an increase in accidents, it being harder




part time, there is a greater possibility of

periences both ways.


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their work when they are

ered in any way as attri butable to thoughtless

departments and workmen as well. Many of these departments have now completed several years without having had a lost time accident and several have been free from lost time acci

dents a much longer period.

The Yard and Ma

chine Shop have two seasons to





their credit:


plant had but one lost time accident, which was the lowest level we have managed to reach thus far: although the decline has been gradual since

and the Power Dept. six seasons without having

1925 when we had 47 lost time accidents.

had a lost time accident.


no accident campaign was started in that year.

Drills. Track and Tugs have gone five seasons;

The Award Committee decided that although

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all departments in the No Accident class are to be congratulated on the commendable way in which the}- carried on their work, the award lor the season should go to the Machine Shop as their work being of the nature that not only requires utmost care in shop practices but also careful supervision of all outside repair jobs which in many cases are unusual in that each repair job requires a little different set up. The crews on the steamers Carl D. Bradley.

B. H Taylor and Calcite finished the season without having had a lost time accident during their fit-out, navigating or lay-up periods. The steamer John G. Munson had two lost time accidents. One just after the ship started

out in the Spring when Frank Berg was burned about the face by flare of smoldering fly ash. while attempting to remove it from the top oi one of the boilers.

The accident necessitating

the injured to be off duty about four days. The second happened late this Fall while the steamer was unloading when Oscar Miller, who was cleaning the archways in the ship's cargo

hold, slipped going thru the hopper with the stone and partway out on the belt before the belt

was stopped. Miller got off the belt and walked

After reviewing the safety records and activ ities of the three ships going through the season without a lost time accident



also the length of time each ship was in com mission during the past season, the salety award committee voted that the crew of the steamer

Taylor were deserving of the past season's safety honors.

The Buffalo plant and Detroit Dock also came through the season without a lost time accident. The Detroit Dock has always been comparative

ly free from accidents of any kind. The Buffalo Plant reduced their accidents from two last year

to none this year which certainly is a very cred ible performance. And thus we complete another season, while

the Calcite plant as a whole failed to live Up to the practice established the past six years in cutting clown the number of lost time accidents each year, the great regret is that we had one fatality in our operations. Other accidents caused' little loss of time, and we feel that all

departments are deserving of commendation and are to be congratulated for the way in which they carried on their work.

to the Illinois Steel Hospital at Gary unassisted, where it was found he was not much the worse

off for the accident, but it was thought best he

remain in the hospital for observation. On the Munsou's return trip to Gary he was able to President.

resume his duties.



During the operating season the nurse's of


There are many reasons advanced for the in crease of accidents throughout the United States.

Whether they sight the true cause or

not. we do not know.

W'e do know, however,

that last year about 100,000 were killed through

fice is located in the plant First Aid Hospital, hours 9 to 4 o'clock, which time is entirely given to First Aid to the employees, and only emerg ency calls made during that time.

Beginning December 1st the



accidents, one person every five and a quarter minutes. With this number of fatalities hap

will be in the Main Office and emergency bed side care will be given by the nurse to the em

pening daily, we might well ask ourselves how

ployees' families. Calls should come into the Main Office early in the day if possible so the

safe are we from accidents?

Of the above one-

third can be attributed directly to automobile

nurse will receive them in


before next day.

As we see it this is the biggest accident haz ard with which our people have to cope and

of a physician, but if bedside care is needed for

particularly is this so during the next three

time to make calls

The nurse will not in any way take the place

a short time and recommended by the family

months as we are now approaching the danger

physician the calls will be promptlv taken care

ous driving season and have rain, snow and slip pery roads to contend with. The careful motor


Instructions and letters im prenatal care will be given on request. Also the nurse can help plan for better maternity care if consulted and

ist will be as interested in checking the safety of his car as he is in checking its performance. We suggest that every one exercise a bit more

advice given on articles needed for that time.

care in the operating of their automobile. We have a supply of booklets entitled "Check your


Car" which we will be pleased to distribute to anyone desiring them.

The world is blessed most by men who do things and not by those who merely talk about them.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;James Oliver.

Help during confinement will only be given in The best time to call the nurse is during her office hours, 9 to 10 a. m. and 1 to 2 p. m. The remainder of the time is given to calls and it is difficult to locate the nurse unless calls come in during office hours.

.Speech is the index of the mind.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Seneca.

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Your Group Life Insurance has been in effect, since October 1, 1929 and by arrangement with

the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company the insurance has been effective through the winter lay-up period which affects all of our employes in varying length of time during the winter months.

Your policy also provided that upon leaving

Of special interest to the employes is the fact that the rate established for the third year of this plan is the same as paid in the first two years.


So often do we hear of the prevention of acci dents being a national problem, or a civic duty,

er leaving the employ of the Company you had the privilege of converting your coverage with

or that it is something for industrial leaders to worry about, that individuals are likely to think it is no at lair of theirs, when in reality acci dents usually pertain to an individual, and the solution or prevention of the accident is a mat

out any physical examination, to any policy

ter of their own actions or endeavors.

which the insurance company might issue.

Xational, industrial and civic organizatons have done and are doing much for the elimina tion of accidents, but a great deal more could be

the employ of the





However, for thirty-one days aft

Our November wage increase checks carried the following notice:

"In addition to the advantage you now enjoy under your Group Life Insurance Certificate, an arrangement has been made to continue your Insurance for a period of thirty one days after leaving our em


accomplished if each individual would always choose the safe way of doing things.. After all it's the individual who suffers from accidents and also he in most cases is re

sponsible for the accident hav ing happened, so if he will he can

Consult your certificate

for information concerning the

be the preventor of accidents. There isn't any one who really

privilege of conversion." This simply means that you

wants to get hurt.

have an added advantage under your present policy. Hereto fore you were not insured dur

ed by some individuals in dis regard of safety precautions, it would seem that they are not

ing the thirty-one day period following




Yet from the

actions and carelessness display


willing to do much toward keep


ing themselves out of trouble.

and now you do have insurance for this added period. We are glad to have an op

Safety programs sponsored by various organizations about the country have done much to de

portunity at this time to co

crease the annual toll taken of

operate with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in making this extended period o! insurance possible for our em ployees without additional cost

our country's men. women and children through accidents, but all of the safety work that has been done in the country is of

to them.




ends our


second year of operating under Group Life Insurance plan which new plan replaced the one effective for twelve years. We feel that it is not necessary to dwell on instructions and explanations previously issued in "Calcite Screenings" in connection with th'S matter, however, this issue does carry a notice

of importance and benefit to all employees. Insurance in effect at the

little avail if we fail to realize

that what has happened to oth ers may happen to us, and the

problem of safety is largely our individual affair.


Owing to the early close of operations, our Xoventber and December "Calcite Screenings' material

has been combined


present time b


During the past year six deaths occurred and the beneficiaries were paid $13,500.00 as follows: Beneficiary of Charles Quadc $ 2.000.00 2.000.00 Bcueliciary oi Robert Heslip 3,500.00 Beneficiary of Thos. R. Smothers Beneficiary of Daniel Rvan 1.100.00 Beneficiary of Charles Banquette 2,500.00 Beneficiarv of Frank Langlois 2,400.00

I think the first







tongue: he approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right.


Success or failure in business is caused more

by mental attitude, even than by mental capac ity.

The greater the obstacle


into a


overcoming it.â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Maliere.

th e




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With the object of broadcasting the gospel of Safety and to more directly instill into the youth

Plans are now being made by our local Red Cross Chapter with the National Red Cross Headquarters for a visit from their First Aid training instructor and a class for this work will probably be organized some time in January. The purpose of the First Aid Institute is to give a thorough course

of the community the lessons of carefulness and to remind them of the hazards of our daily life, the second annual school Safety Poster Contest

will be held during the winter of 1932. The




year ago produced more than two hundred post ers in the local and pa

A Happy Man

rochial schools and from

the interest


this first contest we look forward to an eve l








Fever Mjjtakes

in first aid work so that more individuals will be familiar with first aid

procedure and so they will also be


to carry on instruction with the organization

group or whom






In the thoughts to be covered by the posters


it is well

thirty hours of instruc tion over a period of ten working days. The first


The course consists of


home, public, traffic and other safe practices as well as those pertaining direct to


fifteen hours is devoted to the standard course


the entire given to

plants. Originality in thought and design will be the highest scoring points. Entrants are in vited to enter any num ber of posters.








iod of




special course is given in

It is proposed to pro set of


During the second per




placed on proper teach ing methods as well as practice in teaching and

vide each school with a

January. 1932, but

time being the subject

course all of the school


children who expect to enter can give, this con test some thought from

tomary to give the class

now until



not Poster of Margaret Kennedy, age 13, grade 7, winner


It than


cus three

hours of instruction per day.

As this class conies opening. of third prize, poster contest 1931. during this winter's in Suitable prizes will be awarded to the winners, and we again want to active period, we are sure that many of our men thank the 1931 participants for the support they will want to avail themselves of the privilege of gave this contest, and to urge the continued taking this course, as one never knows when

they may have occasion to use first aid knowl

practice of safety and thoughtfulness. LOOKING BACKWARD

Xo Delver after the tidbits of scandal need

climb out of his garbage barrel to tell me that the




the American



One might as well break into my house

with trumpetings to inform me that grass is green and snow is cold. No more does the normal mind care for trifling defects in the man

it is reading about.

The only real questions

are: What did this man do, Of what use was he, What did he contribute? Charles Edward Russell.

edge. While we should do all we can in pre venting accidents, we should also know how to take care of an accident should necessity arise. There will be no charge made to employees

taking this instruction and those wishing to take this course will please register at the Main Office before January 1st.

If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality', since lost time is never found again; and what we call time enough always prove little enough. Let us then be up and doing, and doing to a purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less per plexity.—Franklin.

The man who has not anything to boast of but his illustrious ancestors is like



—the only good belonging to him is under ground.—Sir Thomas Overbury.

The first and best victory is to conquer self: to be conquered by self is of all things the most shameful and vile.— Plato.

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A Brief History Of The

A history of the development of the locomo tive is a fascinating record, not only to railroad men. but to the general public as well, and espe

cially to those who travel frequently,

Iron Horse


This Article Was Prepared For Us Through the Courtesy of The Baldwin Locomotive Works

hi view

of the fact that the first locomotives to be built in the United States were constructed about 100

years ago. the story is one of special interest at the present time. As far as is known the first vehicle to be ac


locomotives have been




quarry of the .Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company for ;> number of years and our engi neers and repairmen speak well of their opera tion and low maintenance.

Thus far none of

tually propelled by steam was a gun carriage

these engines have figured in a lost time acci

built by Nicholas Cugnot, in Paris, in 1771, while the lirst locomotive designed to run on rails was


built in 1803 by Richard Trevithick. a mine op erator in Cornwall, England. This machine had a single cylinder, and the wheels were rotated

New York City, built

through an elaborate system of gearing.


locomotive made only a lew trips, however, as it proved too heavy for the light track on which it was operated. During the succeeding 25 years the progress of the locomotive was comparatively slow, al though various exam ples, fearfully and won derfully









phia, who had become well known as a builder an order

for a





phia, (jermantown & Koristown Railroad, whose short line of six miles between Phila


delphia and Germantown was being operat ed by horse power. This

and locomotive develop ment received a great


impetus in 1829, when George


of stationary engines and machinery, received



"Best Carolina

Other locomotives soon followed, and a new in dustry was born which was destined to revolu tionize living in this country. In 1831. Matthias W. Baldwin of Philadel

built in England and the Continent

the South



"Old Ironsides," was completed in Novem


f a m on s locomotive "Rocket" was awarded

ber, 1832. and consider

a prize in a contest on the Liverpool & Man chester Railway'. This

der which it was built it was a success. Car

was the first locomotive to combine three basic features which are stib

ing the difficulties un




ried on four wheels, it —• weighed about five tons amazing contrast Baldw in Locomotive, Built 1S32 —an

to the passenger loco

universally employed, viz.: a horizontal multitubular boiler, pistons directly connected to tindriving wheels, and the use




steam, which was discharged up the stack, t * furnish a draft for the fire, and thus make pos sible the generation of large quantities of steam in proportion to the size of the boiler. In the same year in which the "Rocket" was

built, the first locomotive was operated in the United States.





Lion," a British-built engine that was tried at Konesdale. Pennsylvania, on what is now the Delaware & Hudson Railroad. It proved too heavy lor the track, however, and had a short career in consequence.

During the years 1830 to 1835. locomotive building assumed a prominent place among the industries of the United States.

In 1830. Peter

Cooper, of Baltimore, built the "T<nu Thumb,"

a little machine that demonstrated the practi cability of steam power on the Baltimore v\ Ohio Railroad; and the West Point Foundry, in

motives weighing from 150 to 200 tons, which travel the rails today. The building of "Old Ironsides" marked the

founding of an establishment whose products to date include than 61.000 locomotives, and are now know the world over.

Other builders soon entered the field, and the

locomotive began to develop rapidly,

John B.

Jervis, of the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, in troduced the four-wheeled swivelling truck: and in 1837 Joseph Harrison. Jr.. of the firm of Garrett and Eastwick. Philadelphia, devised the equalizing beam, which distributed the load evenly between two or more pairs of driving wheels, and enabled



to ride

more easily when passing over rough track. One year previous, in 1836, Henry R. Campbell of Philadelphia had introduced the so-called "American" type of locomotive with two paiis of driving wheels and a four-wheeled front truck—a design that played a leading part in handling traffic on American railroads during

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truck. It proved a success in ser vice on heavy grades, and estab lished a type which is still in use on railroads the world over.

From the building of the "Con

solidation" up to the close of the last century, the majority of the locomotives railroads








lished types, which had proved their suitability for the service re


Weights were stead

ily increased to permit the hauling 0? heavier trains, while tracks and bridges were strengthened to

Baldwin Freight Locomotive of 1842

the succeeding 60 years. It was the use of the swivelling truck and the

equalizing beam that differentiated these early American locomotives from those built in Eng land, and enabled the former to operate over the

carry greater loads. Locomotives exceeding 100 tons in weight had been built shortly prior to 1900, and the use of trailing wheels back of the drivers, for the pur pose of supporting a larger firebox and thus increasing the steaming capacity of the boiler, was proving valuable in fast passenger loco motives. This feature was introduced by The Baldwin

Locomotive Works in

the "Atlantic"

rough tracks and sharp curves which, at that

type, first used by the Atlantic Coast Line earlv

time characterized American railroads.

in 1895.

Subsequent to 1840. locomotives began to grow rapidly in weight and capacity, and the

The locomotive had now reached a point in its development where it was becoming essen tial to increase, not only its size and capacity, but also its efficiency. Various compound de

names of various buildersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the Norris Brothers,

Ross Winans. and Thomas Rogers among them

â&#x20AC;&#x201D;became prominent in tin- industry. In 1842 the introduction, by Mr. Baldwin, of the flexible beam truck, enabled him to build heavy freight locomotives, with three or four pairs of coupled

signs, in which the same weight ol steam was

passed successively through two cylinder, there by gaining the benefits of increased expansion.

heavy freight power, and turned out a class of

were extensively tried. These locomotives showed a saving in luel ami water consumed, but they were difficult to maintain : and com pound cylinders are no longer used in this coun try, except in certain special instances.

eight-coupled locomotives known as "Camels,

The principal devices which have been applied

which for a time attained considerable popular

to locomotives during the past 20 years for the

driving wheels, that could easily traverse sharp curves. Ross Winans, whose shops were located

in Baltimore, also specialized in the building of


The period 1850 to 1860 witnessed a marked advance in locomotive design, with the general

adoption of such features as wide spread truck wheels, horizontal cylinders, link motion valve

gear, and improved types of boilers. In all this

work a leading part was played by William

purpose of increasing economy and capacity. and which have made possible the building of units weighing from 150 to 300 tons, and devel oping upwards of 3,000 horse-power, are as fol lows :

The superheater, consisting of an arrange ment of pipes through which the steam passes

Mason of Taunton, Masachusetts, whose loco

while flowing to the cylinders. These pipes are

motives achieved a high reputation because of

exposed to the hot gasses from the fire and the

the excellence






ship. Ju 1866. the Baldwin Locomotive Works built a locomotive named "Consolidation"


Lehigh Valley



This was a heavy freight hauler, weighing 45 tons

and having four pairs of driving





1e a d i n g

Fast Passenger Locomotive of 1S!>6

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aire H-/ ffl

heated above






its normal temperature

electric motive power oi,


a trunk line railroad was in 1895. when the Balti more & Ohio Railroad

that condensation in





vented ;

The feed water heat

electrified its long tun nel under the City of

er, which heats the wa

ter to a high tempera ture before it is into the boiler: The


Baltimore. Since then there have been various other installations, all of


which are operating suc cessfully; but in proper


er, which relieves the fireman of the manual labor involved in hand

Hon to the total mileage in the country, the

ling the large amount- One of Our Baldwin Locomotives with Train of Cars amount of steam rail ol coal consumed by a road mileage that ha-' high power locomotive. It should be mentioned been electrified is still almost negligible.

that in certain sections of the country locomo

tives burn oil, which is blown into the firebox

by means of a steam jet. There are also in use other labor saving de vices, the most important being the power re verse gear, by means of which a locomotive can be reversed, or the cut-off changed, through the movement of a small hand lever that is easy to manipulate. In addition to the use of these devices, the

design of the locomotive has been much im proved. Fireboxes have been enlarged to the point where it is now frequently necessary to

The electric locomotive possesses and inherent advantage, in that it can be designed to do cer

tain things which no steam locomotive can pos sibly do. The maximum power output of a steam locomotive is limited by the capacity of its boiler; whereas, with amide power house ca

pacity beind it, the power output of an electric locomotive is limited only by the heating of the motors. The electric locomotive, moreover, can be built in units of moderate size, and several of

these can be coupled together and operated from

use four-wheeled rear trucks in order to properly

one control station by a single crew. Another advantage is that, on descending grades, with the equipment suitably designed, the motors

support them.

can operate as generators, feeding current back

In the heaviest mountain ser

vice, so-called articulated locomotives, with four

into the line, and the train can

cylinders and two independent groups of driv ing wheels, are successfully employed. Mention

without using the brakes. In tunnel service, the absence of smoke and gas from the electric lo comotive is of course an advantage of the first importance.

should also be made of the extensive



alloy steels and special materials for parts sub ject to unusual stress or wear.

These various improvements, recently made in locomotive- design, have increased



pacity, efficiency and reliability of the machine: and it is safe to predict that the bulk of the traffic on our railroads will be handled bysteam power for many years to come. Elec tricity, however, has now entered the field, and

Electric locomotives are far

be controlled

Irom standard

ized: the various types in use show radical dif

ferences in design and methods of operation, and there is still room for a large amount of research work and investigation. But electri

fication has proved a success without question, and its increasing use on lines of dense traffic,

and under the special conditions which


is proving its superiority in certain classes of

been outlined, may be confidently expected.

work, such as suburban passenger service and handling freight and passenger traffic over heavy mountain grades and through long tun

Things don't get done unless somebody makes it his business to see that they get done.

The New 2-S-S-2 Baldwin Locomotive

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The Winners in Our Garden Contest Pictured on the opposite page are

photographs of homes of employees of this Company who were awarded prizes in 1931 Home and Carden Contest as follows:

Mrs. Arthur E. Cetzinger


Mrs. A. X. Patriarchs Mrs. Louis Hevthaler

10.00 10.00

Mrs. John Witulski Mrs. Julius Pommerenke

10.00 10.00

Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs.

A. D. McDonald Wm. Sobeck Louis Mertz Clarence Stuart

10.00 10.00 5.0C 5.00

Mrs. John Bruder Mrs. Howard Johnson

5.0C 5.00 7'lie Sunken

Garden Built by Arthur Getzinger is an outstanding

It is a pleasure again for this example of how employees are beautifying their homes. Company to extend its congratula tions to the residents and employees of this the hiune gardens this year produced a value in community lor the interest they have taken in actual dollars and cents somewhat difficult to 1931 in beautifying their home surroundings estimate. A garden 50' x 200' is considered which contributes so much to the improvement worth $100,00 pet year and while this may not be the average value, it is safe to say that this of the town. The year 1931 provided a great deal of spare value can be approached with proper care and time for many people, and it was nut surprising cultivation. The novelty of having vegetables in this community of industrious people to note of ones own growing adds considerable to the that this spare time was put to valuable use in pleasure of using them. The fact that they can be used when fresh not only makes them more home improvement work. No doubt the work in this direction will con tinue and with the general community improve

ments during the past two years, such as paved streets and water works system together with the attention given to improvements by indi viduals has produced marked results that will continue to be beneficial as time goes on.

Vegetable gardens were given particular at tention during? 1931 contest.

Vegetables from

palatable but encourages a nnÂťrc liberal con

sumption of vegetables and this in turn aids bet ter health, especially for growing children. Can ning and proper winter storage of produce.from the garden continues the benefits through title entire year.

We are glad to note also at the close of 1931 that the prizes are widely distributed over the town and that some new


First Prize Winnerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur K. Oelzinger, North Sevenlh Street.



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No. 1—Residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Patriarehe, Lake St. No. 2—Residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. McDon ald. S. Second St. No. 3—Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Pommerenke. W. Michigan Ave. No. 4—Residence of

Mr. and Mrs. John Witulski, S. First St.

No. 5—Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Heythaler, S. First St.

No. 6—

Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Yarch, N. Sixth St. No. 7—Residence of Capt. and Mrs. Crossley McQuinn, E. Woodard.

No. S—Residence of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Griwatsch, S. Fourth St.

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We hope the improvement will con

tinue to be widespread. To list all of those deserving honorable men

tion in 1931 would require a great deal of space and, hence, we list the following who seem to

have accomplished some substantial results this year.


"Calcite Screenings" again announces that it will give a five dollar Bank deposit account to

the first child born of Calcite parents in the year 1932.

A resume of past winners is quite interesting. The contest was announced

The honorable mention list is as follows:





Mrs. Crossley McQuinn. Mrs. Guy Halligan. Mrs. Fred Heythaler.

Christmas number of "Calcite Screenings." The first winner was Phyllis Antonette Audrozjewski. who was born on January 4, 1928, to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Androzjewski and weighed five

Mrs. Louis Yarch.

pounds- The second winner was Edward Basel

Mrs. John A. Smolinski.

who was born at 8:15 a. m. on January 1st to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Basel and weighed ten

Mrs. Chas. R. Griwatsch.

Mrs. Alfred Quade.

pounds. The third winner was Elenore Idalski born mi January 4, 1930, to Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Idalski and weighed eight pounds, and the fourth was Frank Julian Richards born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Richards on January 5, 1931, and weighed eight pounds.

Mrs. Wm, Kunner.

Mrs. Arnold Nagel. Mrs. Ed. Radka. Mrs. Fred Bade.

Mrs. Martin Johnson.

You are, of course, now planning your 1932

improvements and if. as previously mentioned in "Calcite Screenings,'" we can be of any assist ance in furnishing booklets or other informa

tion we will be glad to have you ask the editor

We again ask that all employees haying new arrivals at their homes after the beginning of the new year advise us giving the date, hour of birth, name and weight of baby. Should it be twins, we will double the award.

Names of new

arrivals should be presented before February 1.

for this information.



Each year through the selling of Christmas seals, the National Tuberculosis Association re ceives aid which enables them

to carry on their fight against the white plague "tubercu


Bernard Pelarski of the Drilling Dept. and

Miss Virginia Stoinski of Metz, Michigan, were united in marriage on November 23rd by Rev. Fr. Szturmowski at



Tuberculosis may prove fat al at any age, but takes its hB^uuauia^ greatest toll from youth. Tu berculosis is a mortal enemy of youth, but youth


mony ed


Bernard is the son

of Mr. George Pe


larski, also



Drilling Dept.

Edward Hopp of the Drilling Dept. and Mrs. Jennie Wright of this city were united in mar riage on October 15th by the Rev. L. A. Linn at the Parsonage.

What Is A Headache?

Headache is a symptom, not a disease. It's a signal that something, somewhere, is wrong. Headache is usually due to a trivial causeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;but sometimes to a serious condition.

Lie down and relax, when possible.


number of friends.

bring thousands of children and adults to free clinics. Nobody should die of tuberculosis. Yet thousands are taken each year by the dreaded disease and these deaths are preventable.


evening dancing was enjoyed by a large

Early discovery means early recovery from have


of guests and friends. During the

is fanned into a flame of threatening disease. seals


home for a number

vitality and resistance of the patient to the point where the spark of this dreaded malady Christmas



breakfast was serv

little knows it or knowing seldom heeds the danger. Tuberculosis often creeps in after some other disease has sapped the strength, lowered the



If it per

sists for long periods and is recurrent, be ex amined by your doctor. Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself.

The uewlyweds will be at home on South First Street to their many friends.

"Calcite Screenings" joins with the many friends of the above in wishing them much joy

and happiness. All truth is safe and nothing else is safe: and he who keeps back the truth or withholds it from men from motives of expediency is either a coward, a criminal or both.

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The Common Cold As A Lost Time Accident



By N. C. MONROE, Plant Physician What seems to be the beginning of a cold may

[trove to be influenza, whooping cough, measles or any one of a variety of diseases with a simi lar onset. Even if it is just a cold it is nothing to be regarded lightly. Colds take more dollars out of the workers

pocket than any other sickness. They are re sponsible for a greater loss of time than any other single cause. What is more, it is veryeasy to give a cold to some one else. Yours may be light, but the cold the other person catches from you may have serious consequences.


Isolation rules should be kept for a cold, be cause acute colds are very contagious, and be cause it may be the beginning of a more serious disease in its most infectious stages. Always cough or sneeze into a handkerchief, or better

a paper napkin or a piece of gauze which may be bttfned. Dishes, including drinking glasses used by the person with a cold should be kept separate from those used by the rest of the family. To keep from taking

colds, influenza, and There are two types of colds: The cold you pneumonia, stay away from people with colds. catch from other people, and the cold you take Especially during influenza epidemics, it is wiser even though no one to stay at home than to around you has one be unnecessarily out in People wdio have ade a crowd in a poorlyTHE DOCTOR'S LAMENT noids or diseased ton ventilated room. Keep sils, or are in poor phys Last nighl when others were at rest. your body built up byical condition are likely I rode about and did my best eating nourishing food to have either kind. To save some patients, called by fate (not o v e r-e a t i n g From trav'ling through the Golden Gate, The germs which sweets). Sleep eight cause you to catch cold

may enter your nose and throat




when the infected per son talks, coughs, oi sneezes. You may catch cold through the common drinking glass or the germs may be on your hands, because you have touched something that has been handled by a person with a cold.

People who contract cold without catching it

This morning, when the news I spied, I thought they might as well have died.


"Two Hundred Injured in a Wreck." "Man Falls, Sustains a Broken Neck."

•'Two Drown While Rocking a Canoe." "Grade Crossing Murders Twenty-Two."

"Gas Blast Takes Lives of Twenty-Three." "Two Die 'Neath Falling Apple Tree."




sible, drink six glasses of water daily. Tram your skin to stand changes in temperature by daily cold sponge or shower



enough clothing to fcfc All night I toiled to save one life, And millions die in useless strife; What is the use to make one well,

comfortable, with extra

wraps when going out-

While thousands barken to death's knell?

Where is my labor's recompense? Why can't the world have common-sense?

from other people are most


doors every day if pos


have poor circulation or local infection in the

nose or throat, who are exposed to dust or oth er irritants, or who do not live according to proper hygienic rules. When your head stops up, your back and legs ache, when there is a soreness in the throat, and

yon have other signs of a cold, such as sneezing or running nose, you should start treatment right away. Stay in bed. or at least indoors, particularly if you feel weak or have fever, as this may mean influenza. Take a laxative, drink plenty of water, eat lightly of simple, nourish ing food. At night before going to bed, take a hot bath, cover up in bed with plenty of blank

of-doors. Winter shoes should have thick soles and rubbers or over shoes should be worn when out in the rain or snow.

See your doctor if you have trouble breathing through your nose. Have diseased tonsils, ade noids or bad teeth removed. Always wash your hands before eating. Brush your teeth at feast twice daily.

Keep your home well ventilated.

Open your windows for a complete change ol air at least twice daily. Keep the temperature of your home below seventy degrees Fahrenheit. Over-heated rooms cause more colds than under-

heated ones.

Sleep with the

windows open

ets, and take a hot drink, such as hot lemonade

winter and summer. It is not enough that the air be cold, it must be fresh. Consult your doc tor if you keep on taking colds in spite of takingcare of yourself. If you take colds often, and if colds hang ( n. your health needs watching

to start perspiration. Do not use any drugs or a nasal douche unless ordered to do so by your

much sickness and manv deaths from influen


Do not blow your nose more than ab

solutely necessary, and never blow your nose

The proper treatment of a cold will prevent za and pneumonia, precautions.

Do not take chances, take

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Date of Meeting, November 20th. 1931. Members Present: John J. Collins, chairman,

Robert Hagen, John Gormati and William Col lins.

Meeting called to order at 10:00 a. m. No vember 20th.

The committee made a thorough inspection 0«

The accompanying picture was taken some twenty-five years ago in the neighborhood ol Hawks, Michigan, and represents an activity

which is fast passing from our northern Michi gan counties. Here we have the chore boy, the cook, the watchdog and crew of the once famil iar logging camp.

the plant. They found that everything was properly guarded and that all previous recom mendations were taken care of.

There were no

accidents during the past month. The following recommendations were made:

Repair platform behind bag machines in new warehouse.

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 a. m. The next safety meeting will be held Decem ber 20th.


Harold Stanage left the Michigan Limestone

Company on the 1st of October. He was em

ployed by the Company for 14 years.


called at'the plant the other day and said Hello. He said it seemed like old times to come back and see the old familiar faces.

3rd a daughter, Pauline Anna. employed in the Mill Dept.

Mr. Mulka N

A daughter, Audrey Iris, to Mr. and Mrs. Otto Wenzel on October'3rd. Mr. Wenzel is em ployed in the Power Dept. On October 15th to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond

Menton a daughter, Alice Jlene.

Mr. Menton





A son. William Jos



difficult for you to recognize this chap as one of the men now employed in the Power Dept. Porn in Bay City about a half century ago,

this young fellow moved to the


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mulka on October


The figure of particular interest to us in this picture is the man on the extreme right. With the heavy camouflage about his face, it will be

eph on October 16th to Mr. and Furtaw.

Mrs. Clarence Mr, Furtaw is

for a period of time followed the lumbering ac tivities in that section.

Genevieve, a daughter on October 19th to Mr.

and Mrs. Stanley Modryznski. Mr. Modryznski is employed in the Shovel Department.

Loretta May. a daughter, to Mr. and Mrs.

Geo, LaTulip 'on November 9th.

Mr. LaTulip

is employed in the Power Dept. On November 18th, June Bridgette, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kuznicki. Mr. Kuznicki is employed in the Yard Dept. A son, Frank Louis, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank

Mayes on November 24th. ployed in the Mill Dept.

Mr. Mayes is em

"Calcite Screenings'' extends its congratula tions and best wishes to the above parents.

A lot of time is wasted when, instead of using our heads and analyzing a problem, we try to argue that our first guess was right.

On March 28. 1916. he

entered the employ of the Michigan Limestone

ec Chemical Company in the Power Dept.—the department with which he is identified at the present time. He is one of those fellows who always takes pride and interest in his work, and he is also an ardent supporter of safety first His chief recreation next to piiroviding enter lainmcnt for the family is Spitzer. Our last month's Guess Who was our good friend Wm. Streich.

employed in the Stores

Dept. *

vicinity of

Hawks. Michigan, at the age of twenty-five and


A man asked to define the essential character

istics of a gentleman—using the term in its widest sense—would presumably reply, "The

will to put himself in the place of others; the horror of forcing others into positions from which he would himself recoil: the power to do what seems to him to be right, without consid-

ering what others may say or think."—John Galsworthy.

No job is too big for anyone—if the proper instruments are at hand.

You could even "lift

the world!" But most jobs do not require elab orate instruments—just knowledge, patience, ami ambition. And anyone can acquire these tools!

Despise not any man, and do not spurn any thing: for there is no man that has not his hour, nor is there anything that has not its place.— Rabbi Pen Azai'.

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Eight Winter League Basket Ball Teams Out



By G eorge R. J o n e s

Winter Schedule Looks Promising Old Man Time forever chasing the days and

Manager Julius Zempel is putting forth every

weeks with perpetual regularity has chased us

effort to cash in on another championship, lie's

into another basketball season ere the echoes

trying to repeat last year's performance and his chances are pretty even. When the teams were first organized, the Yard's hopes were exceed ingly black. Last year's Five was very much

of the past one have faded.

The high light of

Michigan Lime's year around sports program, namely, basket-ball is here again, about to start a season with prospects brighter than ever be fore.

An eight team league has been organized with

plans complete in every detail for a pleasant, interesting season for every individual, player and fan alike. Six teams representing plant de partments and two teams from city ball tossers

dismantled and the remainder of the squad lacked members. But, this "catch-as-catch-

can" method of obtaining players showed up an alert management and here are the men wear

ing the purple of the Year for the coming sea son: A. Voight, O. Zempel, B. Zempel, I. Lee. J. Zempel and Joe Buck of last season's team;

provide competition from varied sources. Games

while Herb Noble, Clyde Leveck, Paul Bredow

are scheduled covering a period of four months whereby each team plays fourteen games to complete a season. Every Wednesday evening will see six teams in action displaying three games of high class basket-ball and then the

and Schalk have been recruited to round out the

usual dance program. Preseason views and arguments are generallyshattered in any man's league but, neverthe less, a dopester has his place under the sun tho his remarks are based on possibilities and not deeds. Last season the sports scribe wdiispered some encouraging words about the Yard team and they finally came thru. Nevertheless, don't

wager your bottom dollar on the strength of the following review because the tussle is greater, longer, and more complicated than be fore. A shake-up of players has changed the

line-up. This bunch is hot to go, even Julius improved his free throwing ability this past summer. It's a wise man that attempts to overcome his weakness, Julius.

O'Toole got the championship fever again and enters a team. Hilary took the honors the first year of sponsored basketball, didn't enter last season and comes back now to give his rivals something to worry over. Any time he has been interviewed he declares that his line

up of Hopp, T. Rose, E. Glaser, B. Murphy, J. Rose, S. Centella, D. Cooper, J. Schultz, harg and J. Smolinski is plenty strong to take games as their fancy dictates. is a sportsman of experience and has faith in his veterans crashing through.

E. Meenough Hilaryperfect

personnel of nearly all the entries and a likely

This year's Office team has lost none of its

combination on paper could very readily be a

former strength. Some of the past members are absent but the addition of H. Meharg and B. Penglase makes this aggregation a real tough proposition. Then, an honest-to-goodness Man

sad loser on the court.

First, let us scan the newest addition to this

year's league. Clarence Mertz has presented a group of huskies under the title of "Fishermen." Appar ently Manager Mertz is out

In past seasons, the Manager

for greater business and will attempt to make fish out of the other seven

ger has been secured in fhe person of R. C. Stanbrool; of the Office team has also

been a player which handi capped the efficiency of their


We're not acquainted with all the ability that this team holds but we know enough


Lots of competition

is in store




teams meeting this lot.


mighty Bergie

Storms, R. Dueltgen Jr., I Hamilton, N. Hoeft, S Voight, Guy Hardin, B. Pen glase and E. Dueltgen con stitute the line-up and would make any Manager smik

stiff Platz.


competition. the Scott and


Joe Mann, F. Weber, Russell Clark. Clyde Spencer, Steve Repke, Harold Lamb and Roy Green are the fellow* lined Up on this squad. An imposing aggregation mosi



H. ' Meharg.


to class these newcomers as


with satisfaction.

With only one replacement the hard fighting Power

any critic would agree and

crew under

we're wondering just how much strength it will take to

guiding hand starts the sea

put them in their own nets.




George it


Wing's off


What they do


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year depends on the time it will take them to hit their stride. Their hard work has made

them a good squad. This asset combined with more improvement which they seem capable of showing, will give this department something to root for. C. Brunning, M. Lewandowski, C Griwatsch, E. Lee, R. Kowalske, Ed Green, A.

Getzinger and C. Cook are the players signed up to do battle under the Power Department colors.

This team has always played a strong

defensive game.

Their scoring power is an un

known matter.

Charlie Platz didn't assemble a team of novic

es when he presented E. Shay, C. Lister, J. Brcdow. L. Yoda, H. Boutin, R. Lamb, N. Raymond, L. Raymond and L. Sorgenfrei as his Marine


These fellows have the speed

shooting ability and defensive strength in a pro


Since the foregoing article was written by George Jones, the first basket ball games of the Interdcpartinent League schedule were played, on December 2nd and December 9th. and con

trary to what might have been expected these Opening games have been excellent exhibitions of basket ball. The games were fast and the players have shown themselves to be in excep

tionally good condition.

Referees Bradley, Liv

ingston and Reinke are calling the plays close and before long we will be witnessing as good a brand of basket ball as any one would care £0 see.

As for the way these various teams are sup ported by the fans, one can hear the rooting

when a block away from the gymnasium. The first game starts at seven o'clock and at eight

portion that makes them look like champs be fore they're started. We see no reason why

o'clock most of the six hundred available seats

these fellows shouldn't be one of the best bets

one should come in as late as nine o'clock, ex

in the league. The Marine team is another de partment entering the plant contests for the

pecting to see the last game, he might find a nitch into which he could squeeze himself but

first time.

we doubt it.

The quarry lost a man to the Sailors and ac quired one from the ex-shop team. Close to an even exchange and the remaining line-up is composed of the usual quarry following. "Pete" Pollock is not to give up for gaining the honors and he stands pat on the strength he knows he possesses. Even Wing and Stanbrook couldn't argue him out of a thing, so Quarry fans you will

have your same team to cheer to victory. "Pete" has A. Meyers. A. Raymond, L. Joppich, A Elowski. E. Sheedlo, H. Schefke, "Rus" Kith I-

man. V. Pattllcy. Ralph Kuhlman and H. Pollock on his roster.

Last but not least, we

have the City Mer

chants with us again. Membership in this group is about half old-timers and half new comers. Manager for this season is Gus Kane,

local sports promoter, and capable of bringing the team's full strength to the surface. You will see these boys putting forth extra efforts to atone for some of last season's defeats.

they have a real line-up with O.




Wenzel. 0. Tosch. L. Schefke. R. OToole, M. Lamb, F. Kroesch, F. Warwick, L. Wenzel and A. Piorowski.

So folks, you have a peep on the material that

this year's program offers—eight mighty fine teams and every one a champion. Fight hard to

win. enjoy yourselves and lie good sports—the season is going to be a ringer. TEAM PLAY

Team Play is the deciding factor where one group competes against another. The Team that wins the trophy is usually the Team thai has been so well coached in Team

Play that they give their best, smoothly and in perfect rhythm, without any thought of indi vidual glory.

are taken, and there is standing room only.


The regular after game dances prove to be ;i> popular as ever, the floor being filled, and a much enjoyed feature on these occasions is the old time square and round dances.

( hie outstanding characteristic that has been present during all interdepartnient sports, and is very much in evidence again this season, is the sportsmanship displayed by both players and fans. With this ever prevalent spirit of good fellowship, we are bound to have a most de lightful winter's pleasure in our




week basket ball games. We have one regret in connection with this

activity, and that is the seating capacity of the gymnasium. Although plenty large enough for most functions, we find it entirely filled on these nights long before the final game. This has made it necessary to limit

admittance to

children above the 9th grade unless accompanied by their parents, to plant and town-people and their friends.

The following is the team standings to date:





Pts. Op.


0 0 0

1000 1000 1000 1000 500 000 000 000

62 46 29 27 39 32 48 33



Office Marines Ouarrv Mill




1 1

1 )



Power Merchants


1 0 0 0



1 1 }


41 32 27 20 38 46 66 46

Energy Weariness








hard day's work. It is merely a sign of lack of energy. Let us keep our "storage batteries" charged to capacity—simply by getting suffi cient fresh air. exercise, healthy above all. sufficient sleep.


We help ourselves only as we help others.


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1931-32 Inter-Department Bas ket Ball Schedule

Dec. 2nd—

Jan. 20th—

Fishermen vs.


Quarry- vs. Merchants Marine vs. Power

Mar. 2nd—

Merchants vs. Fishermen


Mill vs. Quarry-

Quarry vs. Marine

Power vs. Yard

Fishermen vs. Office

Jan. 27th— Mill vs. Office Fishermen vs. Mill vs.


Mar. 3rd—

Dec. 9th—

Office vs. Yard


Merchants vs. Marine


Power vs. Quarry Power

Merchants vs. Marine


Mill vs. Marine Jan. 28th—

Dec. 16th— Merchants vs. Power

Merchants vs. Office

Merchants vs. Yard

Feb. 3rd—

Dec. 30th—

Quarry vs. Marine

Fishermen vs. Yard Mar. 16th—

Marine vs. Office

Quarry vs. Yard

Mar. 9th—

Fishermen vs. Marine

Yard vs. Marine

Mill vs. Power

Power vs. Office

Quarry vs. Office

Fishermen vs. Quarry-

Feb. 10th—

Mar. 23rd—

Mill vs. Yard

Quarry vs. Merchants

Power vs. Yard

Fishermen vs. Office

Fishermen vs. Mill

Merchants vs. Fishermen

Marine vs. Power

Mill vs. Quarry-

Jan. 6th— Fishermen vs. Yard Merchants vs. Office Mill vs. Marine

Feb. Nth-

Mar. 30th—

Office vs. Yard Fishermen vs.

Power vs. Quarry Power

Mill vs. Merchants Jan. 13th—

Power vs. Office

Feb. 24th— Merchants vs. Power

Merchants vs. Yard


Mill vs. Office

Apr. 6th— Fishermen vs. Marine

Yard vs. Marine

Marine vs. Office

Mill vs. Power

Fishermen vs. Quarry-

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Here and There About the Plant Capt. Edgar Newhouse and Harry Menton have had to admit that the handling of a gaso line motor is entirely different than a steam driven tug. We understand that just about every other morning, it's been up to some one with a Ford to give these fellows a tow or else push them in order to get their




"Among Ourselves almost hurt both her knees on the evening ol the first basket ball game.

John Pruning is still out at the Company property keeping a watchful eye out for anyone who may feel as though he would like to do a little hunting there. Even though hunters have given the watchmen

car started. On one or two occasions

no trouble, this docs not mean that the

they have had to push them all the way home with still no signs of life to

property will not be patrolled during the






will happen and especially just at a time you would most of all not want it to. Out in the centei of a marsh w a s a nice stack ol marsh hay which looked



place to Art Getzinger to crawl up on and keep an eye out for the buck. So up he




the sun got up a lit tle higher and it be gan


Getzie He







by something pull ing the hay out from under


by (Srrssa iweaHij JSefab




coming months as it



picks up his gun and

AGAIN Christmas evening arrives with good cheer,

And by the big fireplace the family draws near; The chatter of children breaks out with hurrahs

Awaiting the visit of old Santa Clans. The mantle above the warm eoals all aglow

Is weighted with stockings that hang in a row. A bountiful home is a plac:e of delight When Christmas approaches with everything bright. And while we are greeting the season with ease, Nearby us a father is down with disease; His family is needy . . . bills cannot be paid And money is needed for medical aid. As fond hopes are fading, the postman draws near And brings to this family a message of cheer; A cheek, bearing joys of compassion divine— Your name may have graced it—perhaps ii was mine.

To his surprise he a



reaching up for an

other helping.





puts it. *'It"s a lucky break



that he purchased a new long range




glad to hear that George K. Jones

who recently under went an operation for appendectomy, is recovering from the effects very nicely. (leorgc was strick en rather suddenly on and

December 5th was immedi

ately driven to Jack son where he is un

der the care of their

family physician. The absence of hi.-

The season of Yuletide when good folk abound A barren and comfortless cottage is found;

A widow is hovering her little ones near Who want to hang stockings, that Christ mas is lien-. She knows that no Santa can come while they sleep. When outside she hears someone silently creep.

And lo! on her doorstep leaves baskets piled high.

Who found this poor family, did you or did I?

looks over the cd^c. sees

will be watched con tinually.

To have a bright Christmas, a time of good cheer, Means more than to give just to those we hold dear; For once in a manger glad lidings unfurled When God gave His Christ Child unlo I he whole world. The holiday pleasures that always will live Are not those we get, but the ones that, we give. If we will endeavor each day to spread cheer We shall celebrate Christmas joys all Ihrough the year.

rifle or he never would have landed that fellow."

We noticed Ella Reinke limping into the ol • lice the other morning and

after considerable

questioning we believe we know just about what happened. Ella finally put in a complaint and

congenial personali ty from our midst is (ptite noticeable and all wish him a cheer ful convalescence.

Frank Flewclling of the Tug Dept. is imw chief cnginee; of a new Ford Tud"!

sedan which he says

handles every bit as nicely as his tag does.

Ouarry foreman T, L. Kelley, pur chased






new this


and re

mark at the plant the other day: "Relieve mc, Hilary, you'll think you arc going backwards when I pass yon mi the road now."

James Lamb bi the Mill Dept. purchased a new Chevy coach and Eugene King of the Shov

said something should be done about the icy-

el Dept. is sporting a new free wheeling DeSota

sidewalk out in front of the school house as she


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who will?


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shoot at a deer if one happened

Think of each acci

along now with your gun wayover there?" "Oh, well," Jack

dent as though it had happened to you.

Mow would you have

prevented it?

answered. "I don't believe I could hit it anvwav."

Have you noticed the new in signia gracing the breasts of the

winter at Grand Lake instead of

basket ball suits worn by Charlie Plat/.' marines? Charlie says should his team ever develop a

Lake Nettie this year and wishes to notify his friends to that ef fect so they will be able to find

losing streak, he will blow them


Frank Ware

four whistles to come to anchor.




This job of keeping score at

Plant employees who got their buck this year arc Harry Boutin. Otto Wenzel, Edward Bu/.a.

the games is sure a hardship on Chas. Hein/.cl. We do not mean that the job is too much for

Walter Yarch. Arnold Conley, Lester Pines, Vic

Charlie to handle but if you remember rightly

tor Klee, Leonard Poch, Elmer Voight. Denton Cooper, Arthur GcUingcr, Louis Schmidt, Erwin

you must admit that he always was an ardent rooter for his team at every game.

Merchant. Chas. Schram, Wm. Streich, C. R. Os-

born. Harry Wagner and Leonard Joppich.


we have omitted any one it is because it has not

been reported and we hope you will excuse us. We are very glad to see the rapid improve ment of our good friend John Schlager who was injured this season in the blasting accident. We notice him out and around very often of late and are pleased with his successful recovery.

Having this job means that he

must at all

limes be nice and quiet, and when he does want to make a noise it must be done with a whistle

and then only to call time out for certain pur poses. This is where the hardship comes in as Charlie often opens his mouth to let out a yell but so far has caught himself in time, but w^e are

very much afraid that some evening he is going to forget all about his position and run wild for a few seconds.

One of the greatest hazards in our commun ity in connection with the coming of ice and snow is the children sliding down grades on

A week or ten days of hunting and fishing is being enjoyed at Ocqtteoc Lake by Les Ray

streets not blocked off from automobiles. There has been several near accidents in connection


with this practice so far this winter, and we suggest that all parents caution their children not to slide on the streets which are being used for vehicle traffic.

Elsewhere in this issue is a notice concerning the First Aid class which is to be given under the direction of the American Red Cross. now have definite information that the

We Red

Cross instructor will be here on January 5th or 25th for the purpose of instructing the class. If you arc interested in a course of this kind, please hand in your name to us as soon as pos sible.

Jack Leveck was taken out deer hunting and set




with a red shaw' a r o u n d h i in. About


mond before entering school the

Here's wishing you luck on your outing, also a successful school term this winter.

If Arthur Grambau is as interested in basket

ball as he is in base ball and is able to keep as good a record of each of the plays, it would be well to sign him up as sports editor. That's the kind of spirit to go into the game with and we hope you keep it up, Art. The first fishing of this winter season is re

ported by Cash Budnick at a small lake near


He says he got two pike and several

bullheads. With the ice forming fast on our inland lakes, we will soon hear of many catches being made. The fishing firm of Cook and Bey will most proba bly be starting operations soon.


of his partners came along and found Jack lean ing up against a







Pruning is savingmoney on gasoline this winter by


spending the win

gun about twentv




stump eating hi? lunch

first of the


ter at Moltke in


stead of the reg

Tack. "How' would c- T- Stanage, Mgr Buffalo Plant, second you be able to of Schuyler County , N. Y.,




and a group



and forth.


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It was with some surprise that we noted Fred Bade had become a member of that now popular "Roll yer Own" Club. However, his demonstra tion during one lonely noon hour stamps Fred as a "Green-horn."

He would have met with great

er success had he used that new fangled piece of tin and canvass that

Eddie Heller exhibits at

the switchboard during his evening's toil.

So ended another

The past several weeks in all different sec tions of the town one could hear the sound oj

buzz saws rigged up and run by automobiles which were used for the cutting <>f poles into stove wood lengths by plant employees. Then there were fellows who didn't believe in modern

Well Edward Kelley finally admitted that it

was his car parked at Forty Mile Point Light this summer.

tin' two dogs, coming home, perfect day.

"Yes, sir," he said. "Only once I

went up there and right away I got hooked."

methods and used the old cross cut. Three flat tires, two blow outs and then have

to be pulled out of a ditch besides, was just about the extent of Arnold Con ley's hunting

Wc- would like to suggest to the safety com

trip a few weeks ago. We believe there was

mittee that they have one of the old type hitch

very little time left to do much hunting.

ing posts placed at the parking lot near the old

about it Arnold?

Power House for Rick Ko-

The first buck of tinseason was brought into town by Otto Wenzel and

walske so he can tie up his Ford. We understand it almost tore down one sick of the Power House when

Clarence FIcwelling, both of the Power Dept. They left early Sunday morning

it ran away from him, but the



bad shape. radiator,



and were back in time to

Rick took the




go to work at 4:00 p. m.


back seat along with a few

Ty Rains says he really isn't interested in any on*?

pieces that dropped off, cranked it and



basket ball team, but what

he does get a kick out of


is to find someone in tint

Chas. Baker would have

crowd he can kid along and get just: about as soreas a boil and "That's when

won an Alladin lam]) had he been present at the Lee Hardware store, so Mr. H.

I get a kick out of

E. Johnson. who was chosen to pick the winning ticket, informs us. As Charlie wasn't there. Mike drew on to another win

ner who happened to be a lady from the country.

Lost: One mallard






Finder please Chas.





game." There must have- been a

slight shortage in the cigar Hero we have our good friend and Purchas

market as X. W.


Grand Lake.

er. The reason for paying his bet probably was be

With ducks as scarce as they are this year,

we realize the joh Fred had bagging this hunch of ducks in one day. In fact, we believe

they were the most shot at hy anyone around

Our friend Honey Boy Raymond is again troubled with cold sores fall. After much questioning Les slipped




ing Agent Fred Bradley and Ins dog Rover with the result of a day's duck hunling at

here in one day.

He said, "You know they come from

inside affection."

That's a new one on us but wc don't doubt

his word, he surely ought to know. Fred P.ade and Griffin Pines had some rabbit

hunt a few days ago. The dogs started a rab bit or that is at least what they thought it was

and went right out of hearing. This was about 7:30 a. m. After waiting about an hour Griff said to Fred, "You wait here and I'll go after the



base ball bet to Win. Hell

cause. Pill gave his sup

port to basket

Pete ball

being lined this and

here we pass on to you the cause, just as given to us.


Are we correct?

when teams



the were


coming season.

Linil Lrickson claims to be tin- first one to

change his car into a free wheeler. It seems that the other evening when ready to go home his car refused to start so he had his four pas

sengers do a little pushing until it started. The passengers were James Leovv. Richard Ilamann. Louis Mertz and Guy Halligan. They don't quite agree with Lmil about the free wheeling as they say it didn't seem that way when doing the pushing.

dogs. We understand that at 3 p. m. bred was still waiting when he finally took the car and

It is rather doubtful whether our friend Julius Zempel will live to see this issue of "Screen ings" as he sure double crossed a few fellows

drove up the road a few miles and met Grif with

wdio don't


so hot about

the matter.

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First he came into the Time Office and show

ed Johnson a partridge up on the old water tank. While* Alike wa.s on his way home for a gun he called E. R. Joppich, who happened to have a gun in his car and of course got the bird.

Thos. Kelley had the same experience that John Denibny had some time ago when his car almost sank out of sight in a water hole up oil the hill, but Tom didn't get nearly as excited over it as John did. He just reached over into the back seat, strapped on a life belt and swam

Now his next trick was to get O'Toole to hide the bird so they can go over and have some inn with Joppich but while the argument wa.s at its


best. Julius got away and this time he got the partridge for him sell.

all times.

As far as Harry Boutin is concerned a bulb is a bulb regardless of what kind it is. Mrs. Potitin sent Harry down to the basement for the

on it as followsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Waiting for stone.

Looks like Tom believes in being prepared at I lee Hawkins sent in his report with a delay

tub']) bulbs and told him to set them in the flow


er beds.

that needed some blasting.

About a half hour later



That is

something new to us as wc were under the im pression that stone was plentiful out in the But it developed Heck ran into a spot

went out to see how near he was finished and

to her surprise found him just setting the last bulb, but instead of tulips Harry had planted all


)ltcks have )een rather scarce this season and 'enny Hocft and a friend of his wonder.




if there happens to be a



the beds with onions. few



ahead ducks



were but

ten nice instead of

shooting, Penny suggest ed sneaking up on them first. You all know just what happened because there isn't much sneaking to be done when you're

During the days of the games, it


when just about fifty feet


with the tulips next spring, you will know just how :t happened* World Series

around a




sary to inquire who was winning. The expres

as near as that.

sion on the faces of a few

base ball fans such as J. P.








and Harry Meharg would tell the story at all times. All




letics going strong.


sour face with chin al most on their chest meant

St. Louis going strong. Friend


A wood cutting machine rigged up with a helt driven from

the rear wheel of a

Ford roadster,

one of the many types used throughout the town

this Fall by employees of the Company. Reading Irom left to right are Eugene King,

Henry Felix and Geo. Shorkey. The fellows usually help each other in the cut ting and sawing of the wood, and it is surprising the number of wood piles one can see throughout the city, and they certainly will be a saving in the buying of fuel this winter.

eral old chair ties and hauled them home with

a trailer. He took great pride in telling the boys about the nice pile of wood he would haveas soon as he had it sawed up. A few days later we find Karl hard at it with a cedar saw and

when we say hard at it, wc mean every word as he was three days sawing up two ties. Is it that Karl doesn't know how to handle

a saw or do you suppose if someone would set the saw for him it might help? There have been several eye infections around lately and as Dave Larson tells us the diseasehas been mostly among the Dutchmen. If you take notice you will find the same thing takes place every fall during the sauerkraut season. He says you know they keep looking into the keg every time they pass it to see how it is work ing and when they do the bubbles fly up and hit them in the eye.

black eye which he claims was given to him by Pat Sheedlo. We lieve this is

don't be the first

black eye he ever had 01 how is it that he happen ed to get the nickname of "Shiner King." Yes, sir, wrestling is almost as


took special care this fall in gathering up sev

We notice Gene King around with a beautiful




eyes as boding.

Julius Zemple claims he has done considerable practicing since last year and is sure he will be able to drop the ball in the basket after twenty attempts. If you remember it took thirty-six lo do it last season.

We've heard a lot about fellows with bigfeet but if you take a good look at those twenty inch high tops of J. L. I.affin's you will agree with us that they are not to be at. As Roy says. "If the cow was large it would In- possible to make them out

have to sneezed enough of just

one hide."

Joe Waysosek and Joe Markey while out rabbit hunting a few weeks ago brought in the first bobcat of the season. It weighed 17jA pounds.

Walter Meyer and John Pruning,



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his team was working out fine, but Leonard

been posted against hunting this Fall, report that they have had no trouble ;it all regarding fellows trying to get into the property, which we are very glad to know. In about three years,

watchmen of the company property


Joppich, one of the new players Pete signed up for this year, hadn't been out for practice as yet. It seems Biffor left on Xov. 15th to do a little hunting and was running in hard luck so

with this land closed to hunting, we should be able to see deer along the Gratia Lake road al most any day of the year.

We understand he made connections about tin-

A. D. McDonald, Win. (iager and Clarence Stewart were headed down the street the other dav with a cross cut saw, an axe and a shovel. Wc don't know just where they went but w< do know that a few days

he made up his mind to stay till he got his deer. last hour of the last day of the season and cam-into camp with a little spiker. With 15 days of hard hunting Differ should be in the best of condition for basket ball, which will



relieve Pete's mind consider ably.

It's a good thing our friend Rick Kowalske doesn't shoot baskets the

later we saw some nice

piles of


in their

way he shoots deer or it


would be just

is the cause of


bullets were fired some

where in the general di rection of the deer he saw. But when it comes


to basket ball, we must

say he knows his stuff as he sure played a wonder

the story as handed down us.

He purchased rifle, had it


ful game the opening night this season.




and looking like a million

Since finishing at Art Grambau

getting all wet and soil


ed from the rain so while stationed on the runway

Now Arnold claims if it hadn't been raining, he would have been sitting

perfectly still ami



mischief somewhere else The honor of bringing in the first buck of the M-ason goes to these two gentlemen of the Power

sitting there wiping hi-' Dept., Otto Wenzel, left, and Clarence Flewelback and disappeared.



great but while doing this they are keeping out of

time but the minute he

gun so he pulled his heal



and trailer. They sa\ the profits arc not s:


pushed his head out ol the brush he spied Arnold


hauling business with cai

he kept wiping it con tinually to keep it dry in


plant Clarence Blair and

dollars. Of course, he didn't like the idea of it

His buck came


bucks every day he was out and a total of 68

getting a buck. Proba bly he is right. Here is to


We understand he shot at

Many of the boys got their deer even though it did rain every day, bill still Arnold' Elowski claims the rainy weathei

ling, right. Kenneth the little son of Otto, seems to be unite proud of his Dad and why shouldn't he fee as ii was bis Dad who did the shooting





Pearse. who reccnlL drove to Florida, inform* us that he and his fam

ily had a very nice trip

wliic-h downed the buck. li is an eight point buck weighing about one

down and are now locat

hundred and sixty pounds.

Lakeview Drive. Sebring

Buck would have Stepped

right out in the open. Just how this information

ed at Ivy Apt.

No. 10


got out. we don't know but you can bet your

From Captain's letter we gather that it didn't

hat it didn't come from Arnold because we que.-.-

take him long to get out the old fishing and

t .... i •.. i.. .i_ ...uii.. !.....<: tionedi ihim about his luck while hunting andi i,,. he


told us he hadn't been out at all.

down there: two row-boats and a launch.

We saw Capt. Peppier walking into the office the 30th of November with the marine clock from the tug Rogers City, which was a sure sign that the 1931 sailing days are over. Pete Pollock seems to be worried a lot these

days while getting his basket ball team in shape for the coming season.

As far as we could see

hunting itogs.

c\u ,..,.• u,.\ ,.„.-.<-„;.-. fn.fvi Oh. yes, he's captain ,.f of a-, fleet


are all mighty glad to hear from you Captain. Jim. the Porter: Poss, de ladies has finallygiv' in. ain't they?" Boss : "(live in ?

Jim: "\\ street



1, I just now seen a sign down the 'Ladies Ready-to-Wear Clothes.' —Exchange.

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The introduction of golf into our midst seems to be the one reason for the big slump in tennis

competition this year.


We hope the popularity

ol the game has only subsided for a short time and that tennis is not doomed in our plant ath 4E

The doubles tournament this year was aban doned because of lack of players to take part. Ivan Hamilton repeated his championship of last year with comparative ease. His most dif ficult test came in the finals when Guy Hardin


$w 1*1 A

letic activities.



tfcjjE. > r-J


forced him into three sets.

We're hoping that next season will be more prosperous for the tennis, it's too good a sport to discontinue from the plant athletic program.



j5w'"... /


Frank Ruby and Anthony Tobacco are mak ing a trip to the old home country, Italy, to pay


Mrs. Frank

live in one of the Com

pany houses






They plan on being back some time in March,

The Height of Hospitality! He—"I want to marry your daughter." Father—"Have you seen my wife yet?" He—"Yes, but nevertheless I prefer your

Mr. and

Modrynski. The one the little fellow is holding is nineteen inches in length and those placed at hi:1 feet are also of very good size. Cash has just reach ed the age of five and is going to start school in the spring so he says. Mr. and Mrs. Modrynski 846

S. he

spaded over a small patch for a garden and raised many vegetables besides

a visit, and see how many of their old friends of fifteen years ago they can find.

and it will most likely be a very interesting trip after being away from there for so long a time.

cucumber almost as

large as little Cash, son



says next year he is go


ing to try and better this year's record.


Keep your head and keep your temper. The driver who is easily upset by small things or who allows himself to become distracted so that

he cannot give proper attention to driving is not safe behind the wheel of a car.

Our good hunter, Adolph Dullack. says he didn't get his buck this year but he could have gotten a bear if the thing would only have stayed far enough away from him

raised the gun and shot.

so he could have

It seems that Adolph was sitting on a hollow log from which steps this bear who



It is true that "hurrying" results in many ac cidents. But it is also true that "worrying" is responsible for many mishaps on the road. It is just about as bad to take your mind off your driving as it is to take your hand off the steering wheel.

If you've got a load on your mind get rid of ii somehow before you get into the driver's scat. Driving nowadays—especially city driving—de

though he wanted to

mands constant alertness.


part-time safe driver.







The faster

Adolph would back up so as to get fa. enough away it shoot, the faster tinbear came toward



Finally Adolpn

forgot about trying to shoot and kept right on going back to camp with the bear not very Ear behind him. If some one hadn't opened the door for him. we believe it would have been a case

of the bear getting a hunter instead of the op posite.

Talk Happiness. The world is sad enough Without your woes. No path is wholly rough. Look for the places that are smooth ami clear. And speak of those who rest the weary ear Of earth, so hurt by one continuous strain <)l human discontent and grief and pain. All those who love Nature she loves in return.

and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things, of this world—not with moneyanil titles, horses and carriages, but with bright

ami happy thoughts, contentment and peace of "I've just heard your son was an undertaker. I thought you said he was a physician." "Not at all. I just said he followed the medi cal profession."

Man is the merriest specie of creation, above and below him are serious.


mind.— lolui

I .ubbock.

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middleaged man concludes to build a woodshed with them.,—Thorcau.

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The Bradley Transportation Company





Safety Meetings and Personal Touches From the Pens of Interesting Boat Reporters

Steamer John G. Munson

Date of meeting. October 30th. 1931.

Those present: A. Tyred, chairman. Geo. Hoy, secretary. P. Fleming, I. Ranke, A. MacRae, B. Beauvais. J. Miller, L. Graham: in addition to the committee it was attended by Capt. Mac-

Lean. Capt. McQuiun. Capt. Dahlberg. Chief Eugr. LTdal. R G. Beuhler, 1st Asst. and eight additional members of the crew.

The meeting was opened at 1:00 p. m. with a general discussion of previous meetings. Capt. Macl.ean gave an interesting talk Qfl the cost of accidents, and of the progress of our previous suggestions.

Capt. Dahlberg discussed the hazards ol la'l weather near a' baud, mentioning the dangers

of slippery decks, docks, etc. A member of the crew suggested that when

taking boom guides off turn buckles not be left in walk where any one might walk into them. It was suggested that the arches be built U] with cement to avoid stone from sticking on

them and thereby do away with the dangers of cleaning same.

It was suggested that sy

phons not be used on dock side when in port or when this practice is necessary to have man watch dock while syphon is on.

It was suggested that Pa rnate and watchman on duty be notified when men of the








suggested that strong back? lie placed between hatches with flange down to avoid falling or twisting ankles. After





safety measures the meeting was called to a close at 2:00 p. m.

Great Lakes as a rule attractive, glad to get home in the Fall and glad to get back in the

Spring, is the prevailing spirit. On our trip to Port Huron we located our old friend and

former shipmate



who was seriously injured last Fall during th•• lay-up period of the Str. Calcite. He was hit by an automobile. After eight months in the hospital, he is again looking fine and expects to have his leg out of the cast bv December 1st His address is 906 St. Clair St.

No doubt he

would be glad to hear from any of his friends.

Isaac Ranke. our popular saxophonist, says this is the life especially when we get a run to Conneaut.

We were treated to a sight that does not oc

cur very often to the average person on Oc':. 10th when we saw





dirigible the U. S. S. Akron on her trial cruise. It surely

created more than



Sorry our friend Don MeLeod

was called







count of Mrs. McLeod's ill

ness. We hope to hear of her early recovery. Also miss





good nature.

putting on supplies. A

Musical Murmurs—Str. Munson

The season of 1931 is fast drawing to a clove and the old feeling that makes sailing on the

We are glad to welcome our good friend and form-'i .shipmate Norman MacLcan to the Munson. He is taking Don McLeod's former berth

I lc says it is just like home to be back

with us.

Stewart Church, our stole-

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erman. is just waiting for the lay-up day. He says he doesn't know just how he will ever for

fifteen of the November Lake Carriers Bulletin

get this season.

offered by the Str. Widener. which cover the

Leo Graham and Chas. Sauve are contestants in an endurance contest aboard. At this time-

after again changing berths Charlie is in the lead by two hours.

Geo. Hoy wears a very broad smile these days.

There's a reason, too, but that will have

to wait to be told.

Eric Schwartz, our jovial and good-natured waiter, plans on visiting his old home in Den mark this winter.

Thor Sparre looks forward to the day when he will be home in Cleveland.

Steamer B. Date of meeting, Nov. Present: D. E. Nattts, secretary; and Walter lum,



We wonder whv.

H. Taylor 2nd, 1931. chairman: Win. Shay, Cal-


conveyorman: Niels Ander son, deckhand; Walter Eggleston, oiler; Louis Smolinski, fireman.

The November and proba bly our last safety- meeting of the year was called tc order the evening of Novem

time the "Layup Instructions'' found on page

subject very well. We have mentioned the dangers of freezing weather and icy decks previously, and so far have had none to contend with.

davit, the boat-deck has dropped about threeinches and water accumulates there from rain

washing decks, etc. The least wind keeps blow ing this over the edge-angle, dripping to the deck below where in freezing weather it would make a mighty slippery spot right outside the mess room door. Chief Engineer, Mr. LaBounty promised to examine the situation at once and either attempt to raise the deck or install a scupper. Proof of his word lies in the fact that within 24 hours a very excellent scupper had been constructed and installed by Conveyorman Ehrke and 3rd

Dorit Gamble with Death

five members of the crew at

tending. The Chairman up on opening the meeting ex pressed his appreciation of the splendid turnout at every meeting this season, having had an average of around 2C per


tion is to be commended.

The Chairman cautioned the deckhands that their

as it is

far safer to



out over the deck than ovei

the shipside. It is a severe strain to suddenly drop their weight on the line and boom as it clears the side, adding


many pounds strain to the

added that it was this inter

est and co-operation in the safety work and with tinsafety committee, which has

Asst. Shay. This prompt at tention to a Safety sugges

weight should always be on the landing chair gear be fore it was swung outboard

ber 2nd, with about twenty-


Before the after

end is through this fall however, it is very likely they will have some freezing temperatures Along this line, 3rd Asst. Shay offers a very good suggestion. At the port forward boat

Drive Carefully/

carried us thru the season t . date with a clean record.

Capt Pearse favored us with a short talk. giving us briefly the progress of the Safety idea in the plant as well as on the boats since wayback in 1914, proving conclusively that "Safety Always Pays." He stated that nothing would please him more this fall when the season is





them to keep strongbacks al ends of hatches when open as placing them between the hatches makes walking haz ardous, especially when rinsing out the cargo hold for coal.

The Committee wishes to express their appre ciation of the various issues of "National SafetyNews" we have received from the office from

tii"ÂŤ to time. The copies have been passed around so that every member of the crew had

finished than to leave the Taylor knowing that we had come through one hundred percent. With the layup work soon to start, comes ex

an opportunity of looking them over, and have proved interesting as well as educational. There being no further business the meeting

tensive repair work and a very important re quirement for this work is having tools and equipment in good condition. 2nd Asst. Gatons stressed particularly the acetylene outfit, mak

was then adjourned.

ing sure no oil or grease came in contact with

last few news items for "Screenings."

connections, etc., as the slightest oil in the gas was extremely dangerous. He stated it would be a good thing for everyone to read a second

Twice Told Talesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Str. Taylor "Homeward Bound!" As we gather in the the

No one.

we think, feels the melody in these words quite like the sailor-man.

By the time this issue is

distributed the members of this crew will have

Calcite Screenings

Page 494 scattered to the four corners like bees leaving

the hive in search of honey. saying "Goodbye" now.

Therefore we are

An S-O-S for advice sounds from the galley Al Goodreau had an order for two eggs—"fryone on one side and one on the other side." The

whole crew, from Captain to coalpasser, wish

to take this opportunity of thanking Al for the kindly and excellent care he has taken of us. Pap, Shine and the Emporer, too!

Somehow it. seems we haven't seen enough of the plant personnel this season. Wish to express

our appreciation of their helpful efforts and co operation.

A few days now and we shall hoist a safety pennant to the top of a spar. And are wc plug ging? ! We regret that Gust Larson could not finish the season with us. He was called home be cause of the serious illness of his mother. May


Frank I.auglois of 645 S. Lake Street died October 31st after an illness of only a few days,

death being caused by chronic nephritis.


Langlois was employed in the Power Dept. since 1916 and wa.s fifty-two years of age at the lime of his death.

Surviving the deceased are his wife and sk children. Ambrose, Frank. Laura. Robert, Irene and Arthur all at home; three sisters and two brothers of Detroit. Funeral services were held November



eight o'clock from the St. Ignatius Church. Kev. FT. Skowronski officiating and interment was made in the local cemetery. Geo. W. Prunning of 181 W. Erie Street pass ed away Friday morning, Nov. 27th at four thirty o'clock at his home following a brief ill ness i I" two weeks, pneumonia being the cause of his death.

Mr. Prunning, who was sixty-two years ol

age, was born in Belknap Township where he-

your mother have a speedy recovery. Gust. And lived with his parents in earlier years, later in life moving to Rogers City. He has been in the employ of the Michigan Limestone & Chemical

good luck until another season !

It may be of interest to know that George Kerr and Gerald Smith are finishing the season on the Taylor. We are sure now that Louis Smolinski is a

Company since April 1919 during which time he worked in the Drilling Dept., Quarry Dept. and at the time of his death was in the Yard Dept.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon

lucky palooka.

at two o'clock from the residence and at two

They are going to handcuff Joe Halleck since we got that new barrel of kerosene aboard! Joe says he'll get some of it yet—"just wait and

Church of which Mr. Brunning was a member. Rev. L. A. Linn officiated at the services and


thirty from the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran interment was made in the local cemetery.

Surviving Mr. Prunning are

Mrs. Brunning

Your reporter wishes to acknowledge the aid and five children, three daughters. Mrs. Alof James Gatons and Ted Strand in gathering a large portion of our usual monthly material We only wish that we could have had their aid earlier in

our news gathering career! Thank you, Jim and Ted!

frieta Wall and Miss Gertrude of this city and Mrs. Adaline Dutton of Birmingham; two sons. Carl Prunning of this city ami Ernest Brunning of Belknap township.

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"Calcite Screenings" joins the many friends of the above

won't be long now!" Figure it our yourself—we can't

families in extending our sincerest sympathy.





Now. if it was Ted Strand - - •

To our friends



we are now bidding a regret

ful adieu. May your Christ mas be merry and the NewYear a happy and prosperous one. Signing off now and say

ing good-bye to everybody. 0. Kenneth Falor

Would you like to assume the burden of bringing up your

children and taking care of yourself on the income your wife will have when you are gone?

I f wc do our best; if we do

not magnify trifling troubles' if we look resolutely, I will not

say at





things, but at things as they really are; if we avail our selves of the


ings which surround can

not but






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indeed a glorious inheritance -—lohii







those who are not sure of their

position.— Berton Pralcy.

A Merry Christmas! I IT's Christmastide.

4 Let's clean the slate

Of every old-year grudge or hate. Let's pin a sprightly sprig of holly Upon dull care and melancholy. Let's reach out friendly hands and grip Each other in warm comradeship. This world's a pleasant place. Let's smile In mellow retrospect awhile. Let's feign we're young again, elate, With hearts attuned for any fate. Let's sing the old songs, ever new, When we were heroes on review.

Before the fairies yet had brought The stars and garters that we sought. Ah, me, some gentles are not here Who glorified the yesteryear; Whose jocund jests and merry quips Were ever ready on their lips.

Let's sing the old songs, ever new, Then here's remembrance, hate and true,

To those forever passed from view. Lay wreaths of holly where they sat,

And tender tears, remembering that It's Christmas time. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Anon.

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