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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