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Chas. Hoffman


Thomas Kelley John Dembny



Frank Reinke William Heller

Adolph Sorgenfrei Anthony Mulka Geo. C. Wing-


Leon Ruell


Robert Hamilton


John Modrzynski Peter Giovangnoria C. C. Eldridge


Victor Koch



Julius Zemple


Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp





Theo. Haselhuhn



E. B. Metzen L. S. Lee

Capt. F. F. Pearse Chief John Sparre Capt. C. A. Thorsen


Chief Arthur Urdal


Capt. M. R. McLean Chief J. A. Anderson


CALCITE SCREENINGS Published monthly by 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 sug

gestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all employees. Ail

such contributions should be received before the first of each month and should bear the name of the depart ment and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. J- A. VALENTIN, Editor.

Salety Meetings Important

Our Season s Accident Ocore It's a relatively easy and pleasant task to chnmijcle the happening's, events and score of a success ful safety first program., but it is not so pleasant, to record accidents which have caused personal


injury, grief and marred the score. Hut if we take pride, and praise for an achievement we must als<

This being the age of so-called super-intelli gence, we are too apt to regard such prosaic things as safety meetings as just one of the evils to he endured. Or we may say to ourselves. "1 don't need to he told to foe careful. I know all the hazards." Strange as it mav seem, the fact that we think we

M\\\rr the penalty of defeat if our record is broken, are always on the alert, ami go along for a time We have often thought in the past lew months of

our old friend. John White of the Union Carbide

Company at the Soo (now passed on to his reward)

A safety meeting is designed and intended to

who. when we were riding on the crest of a success ful 'No Accident Year' would say. "That's fine, my

promote safety thought and safety spirit. It should

hoy. hut always remember the Law of Averages will take care of you some day. you can't win all

am careful" to "I should he more careful." We humans are creatures of habit; and if we

the Ball games."

Well, probably Friend John was right, but we •

without an accident, makes us easy prey tor the

ever-thinking foe of Safety. CARELESSNESS. teach us to change our trend of thought from "I

travel along without anything unusual happening, we may he lulled into a sense of false security. Now

Still can see no reason for accidents and it is our

couple" this with the readily accepted hut danger

contention that they all can he prevented, even though some are difficult to foresee. Last year the Calcite Plant finished the season

ously false belief that "it cannot happen to me" and make us safety conscious.

with one lost time accident, the Buffalo I'lant had

think of acidents in terms of results.

one lost lime accident, and the Bradley Transpor tation Company had no lost lime accidents during its season's operations and the Detroit Dock .also had a perfect score.

of us take the time to go into the matter thorough ly enough l" consider the cause of the accident.

So far this year the Calcite Company has had one lost time accident, this was a locomotive derailment

resulting fatally to a hrakeman. A bursted throttle valve on the Steamer I'.. II. Taylor resulted in fatal burns to two members of the crew and caused lost time for three other mem

bers. On a recent trip to Conncaut a wheelsman Eel1 off a ladder sustaining lost lime injuries. The Steamer Carl D. Bradley has had one lost

we must admit we do need an occasional jolt to

Far too many of us We are horri

fied at newspaper descriptions of head-on collisions, torn and mangled bodies and loss of life. Far too lew What we really see is the result. Due to some body's lack of judgement to begin with, certain conditions were set up that to the casual observer would make the result, that is. the accident appear

unavoidable. Perhaps unavoidable after the stage has heen set but in all probability if the rules of safety, common sense and courtesy had been ob served the accident would not have happened.

Safety meetings should he your meeting where you speak freely on any subject . •• :"ling to viiur safety or safety result of burns suffered by an oiler. at the plant. And please do not The Buffalo Plant has had no <£. c ce. hesitate to bring up your lost time accidents. ostTime AccidentsSeason 193^ safety suggestions. Who The Detroit Dock has E33 uEOmM ISSsl ESjESfflCHflliliMulMl knows hut a suggestion one lost time accident. FBI!• Rj ¥m Pa III KtM r\mDl 111EtaP • B* rll ftl Kl Bj El lime accident in the aflerendcrewas the






must all put our shoulders to the wheel in an endeav

or to stamp out accidents. And we know our fellows

have what it takes to put us





again he proud of our rec ord,





record which is the pri mary goal hut what the record signifies, a healthy,

happy group of employees, alive and sound of limb.

Spring. 1940

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which you might deem too trifling to mention may

save a life.

So let's bring in our sug gestions to our general and departmental safety meetings. If they are prac tical we will he glad to put

them in practice, if they are





tell you so and why.


either case we will thank

you for

your effort


appreciate your interest. 1291

Red Cross Seeks i unds To Aid War- Accident Prevention In Summer And o trie ken Areas The National Red Cross is launching a drive for ten million dollars to help relieve the suffering of helpless men. women, and children in war-stricken areas. The Red Cross Societies of all the countries

thus far involved in armed conflicts except those of

Germany, Russia, and Japan have indicated that they will welcome assistance from the American and other Red Cross Societies.

Xorman II. Davis. National Chairman, says thai since the invasion of Poland the American Red Cross has carried relief to Roland and to Polish

refugees, has rendered assistance in England am! in France, has aided Norway and Finland.


claims that millions more have become victims of

a ruthless war and are in need of help. In a tele gram to II. 11. Cilpin, Rrcsque Isle County Red

Cross Chairman. Mr. Davis asks the local chapter to participate in this drive, stating that our quota is $4201. Mr. Cilpin is hopeful that this amount can be raised by voluntary contributions anil is asking everyone throughout the county to give what he can.

(i. \\ . (iramhau heads the coinmitte in charge of this work and is making plans SO that everyone may have an opportunity to contribute. Subscription

forms have been placed in various churches and

stores in all parts of the county. President Kranklin D. Roosevelt issued the. fol

lowing statement concerning the American \<c<\ Cross War Relief Fund Campaign: "The American

Red Cross has issued an appeal for a war relief fund of at least ten million dollars. I urge all Ameri

cans who have a feeling of deep sympathy for the peoples of those unfortunate countries who today have been added to the long list of those who are suffering the horrors of invasion ami aerial bom

bardment to respond quickly and generously to this appeal. The American Red Cross, our official national volunteer relief agency, is efficiently or ganized to answer such emergency calls. It i.-. then-fore. the logical agency through which our citizens express their compassion for the innocent e victims of the wars that rage over


"Ii it's a broken tool, or one that

aw ay and get it repaired.

"If it's a bad pair of goggles,

take it away. Get a new pair. If it's any kind of accident haz ards, take it away or have it elim inated by reporting it to foreman." 1292

more time for leisure and recreation.

girls have an opportunity to enjoy the leisure and recreation that summertime affords.

as many hours as possible out i>\ doors and engage in various forms of recreation on week-ends of

during their annual vacation period. Many forms ol recreation are peculiar to the summer and in volve oUt-oi-door activities that are not common

to other months of the year. Many people enjoy walks or hikes: others ride bicycles; still other's enjoy automobile trips. Certain games, such as

baseball and tennis, are popular during this sea son, and more people engage in aquatic activities

during this brie! summer period than in any other period of the year. Accident statistics show that the greatest hazard occurs in unorganized play and recreation, and it is interesting to know that accidents in the age

groups 3 to 39 years are responsible for more deaths than are caused by disease. It is recognized that the skilled and experienced individual is less likely to be injured than the person with limited train ing or none at all. A large majority of individuals venturing into recreational activities during sum mer months have a limited skill, and their experi ence may not be such that they can safely engage in any of the recreational activities because of the

long lay-off during the fall and winter.

With the

advent of the automobile and good roads, many isolated aquatic facilities have been developed. Each year added numbers of boys and girls, and men and women are engaged in some form of recreation in. on. or near the water. Few have the skill and experience to undertake these activities with safe

ty, and as a result water accidents reach their peak during the mouth of July. — _ Physical fitness for summer ac tivities is an important factor to be considered.


Udder*, ihaim, «c

K- Th.m Jul: prcum [rfpfrfng haurdv hy Icvpirij; pinpttp and wilVi clew.

X- Thnu |hal|no( indulge HI hoi»cpfjy.

Ji. Thmt \hali j)«»i>> *top, Ii*ik, and lni<n jt cnw&Qp SH- "Hum thaii pl*cdanger ugnt. itagt, or u^ ji wfaun* £0WIplam *vlicti teotltsNg mcrhcadnr repairing .ir piling muhincry

M. TIWl dull wt thai ill tnluho and ma<hincr> at. prop. «rl>* guardnL

IX. Thou »hi!t prnntt iolmiwi ofminor WOUfldi by prompd/ reporting, at dUpcouty.

X- Thuu ihalt hvc ihjwll and tin frllo* worUn from idm;i> and painbyboring in mindlu worku/cK ji

Because of warm

weather some persons attempt to get by on a minimum amount of

sleep, while others eat light meals and partake of cold or cooling

foods and liquids. The scanty cos

ity| Jli> jin! (

Jit. Thou Uutl n«l uic ttrfcicivr loub, orct|uipmint swh m


Adults also

take advantage of this particular season and spend

Jt. Thuu %Iul( pitted ch> !tll»»w umUr i\ ChpeU by ik\-i\p

hiring June,

July and August schools are closed and boys and

I- Thouihalrplan tin juhto null it uli.


doesn't fit the job. take it away. Get it lixed or get another. "If it's materials or tools lying in a passageway where someone may fall over it. take it away. "If it'.- a broken guard, take it

During the summer months there is more sun

shine, warmer weather, longer daylight hours, and

i Safety

seas. I am confident we will not fail them."

"If it's a bad ladder, away. Destroy it.

Vacation Alontlis


tttmes which are so popular ex pose the body to the effects of the sun.

Sunburn, sunstroke and heat

exhaustion result from overexpo sure, and poison oak and poison ivy sometimes affect individuals with disastrous results. Medical authorities suggest that salt in

quantity be added to the diet and

that exposure to the sun's rays be limited to that amount to which the individual has become accus tomed.


"Why The Other bellows Job Looks Old JVLm Carelessness Alain Cause iSo Crood lo Us

Ot Injury

The other fellow's job looks good because he makes it SO. It has its worries just like yours and mine. The job that runs smoothly all the time can't be very interesting. It is the problems and worries'that make a job worth having. These must be something- to work for and fight for. Without the

There are several reasons as to why men get hurt. Carelessness is the main one. Inexperienec or being unfitted for the job may also cause an ac

zest i>\ affray work can easily become a drudgery. Mow self-satisfying it is to overthrow a difficult problem and leave the job with a feeling of a task -

well done: a feeling of accomplishment and that you are its master. The other fellow's job is important too. To him

it is the most important thing there is or should be.

lust as vour job is important to you and my

job is important to me. It is not only our means of support, but also it is our opportunity for sellexpression in thought and energy. Because of this reasonable and necessary feeling that we have for our job. it behooves lis to be considerate of the other fellow and his job.

We should recognize the

value of his work as it relates to ours and to the

organization as a whole.

I: is only on the basis of such helpful understand ing and cooperation that success can hi- obtained. Cooperation is the basis for any successful organRation, it grows and expands to the extent that the

Individual members synchronize their thoughts and efforts and direct their energies to a common pur pose.

cident, but the main reason is CARELESSNESS, and carelessness is absolutely uncalled for. A job may be hurried along, yet a careful worker will fig

ure'the safe way of doing it. hie will also see that other workmen do the job the sale way. Our formen are careful, safe men. They are

constantly cautioning and training their men to work safely. If these men will pay heed to this schooling, they will never be hurt. \Yc sincerely

hope you appreciate the efforts of your foremen. Cold V¥atear And Poor Conditions Causes

Ot oprmg Drownings Most people find bathing unpleasant if tin- tem perature of the water is less than 70 degrees. That means that normally in the middle latitudes the outdoor bathing season may be from May to Octo ber, while in the more northerly sections it is usu ally confined to July and August. Under





thousands of bathers are beginning earlier and con

tinuing later than in former years. And there are always a considerable number of enthusiasts including a large percentage of small boys—who feel bound to rush the season.

and scrubbed and patched and nursed from dawn

It is a fact worth noting and retaining that a good part of the heavy, early season drowning toil is directly due to low temperature of the water and lack of good swimming condition, usually because of inactivity in the sport throughout the winter. Stimulated by the cold water, the early season bather will swim with more than usual vigor and is likely to govern the extent of his swim by what he could do at the end of the previous season. Un der .-neb circumstances the onset of fatigue may be

until bedtime, and in the night was up and down

sudden and the results tragic.

The Good Miui'v Mother Your mother's life has not been easy. Your fa ther was a poor man, and from the day she mar.ied him she stood by his side, fighting as a wom an must fight. She worked, not the eight or ten hours we have today but the twenty-four hour day of the wife and mother.

She cooked and cleaned

getting drinks for thirsty lips, cov ering restless little sleepers, lis


The shock of the





mands upon the heart and circu

tening for croupy coughs. She had

lation which all loo often are ex

time to listen to your stories of

cessive, and breathing, in like man

boyish fnu and frolic and triumph,

ner, is sometimes dangerously in

She had time to say the things that spurred your ambition on. She never forgot to cook the little dishes yon liked. She dad without the dress she needed that you might not be ashamed of your

hibited. To those unable to hold out for

clothe-, before vour fellows. Re member this now while there is

Rife Saving and Accident Rreven-

yet time, while she is yet Irving, to pay back to her in love and ten

outdoor swimming be less brava do. Which is to say that the in






northern clime where water tem




above the sixties, the





\<vd Cross



derness some of the debt you owe

itial swim, and


during the period in which the in dividual is gradually getting him self into good swimming condi tion, should be rigidly limited as to time, expenditure of energy, ami

You can never pay it all.

We seem to be signing govern ment forms every hour of the dav; and we don't know what we are

«. signing nor does any other sign er, in our opinion.

those thai

distance ventured—if




wants to live to bathe again. 1293

This picture of the repair crew shows 113 men. We started out with a crew list of 72 boat men and 30 plant men, but this was added to later. This arrangement made a considerable payroll available to the men during the winter.

Winter Repair Work On The Boats "There is no place like home" is a fitting adage that sums up the advantages gained in having pari

% Dk

of the R. T. Company vessels, namely, the CARCITI'.. J. (i. .\ICi\SOX. and T. W. ROR.IXSOX win-

vessel, self-cleaning arch angles were iniroduced and installed, eliminating "the hazards encoun

ter quartering in the home port of Calcite for the first time in the company's history.

tered by boat men cleaning off these members while unloading cargoes.




As those know who are familiar with the Cheboy-

The Steamer J. (",. ML'XSOX work included the

gan River arrangement of stringing our vessels

Complete rebuilding of its center elevator, thirty

along the river face, there is involved an acute prob-

thousand rivets renewed in its side tanks and dou-

lem of moving material and equipment over a large

hie bottom, new curved chute from side conveyor

scattered area. At Calcite. with the boats breasted

to elevator, and new coal bunker over-hang.


to each other and with crane and derrick-scow fa- the Steamer T. \\". ROBINSON a re-arrangement cilities available, this condition was vastly improv- and installation of improved equipment program in

ed. and it resulted in a distinct advantage in com-

the engine room, which was started five years ago.

pleting the winter work program of the 1939-1940

was completed this year with the installation of a

season. The most revealing factor during the first year at Calcile was the manner in which

deaerating heater. This long range planning resulted in marked improvement both in the viewpoint

the Machine Shop. Stores Department. Engineering

of efficiency and improved working conditions.

Department, Safety work and the Michigan Rimestone iv Chemical Company as a whole quickly met

The quartering of the Bradley boats at the home port of Calcite has been met with favor bv the

the changed needs and requirments necessary in vessel repair work. The big jobs during the past repair season were the installation ol new side tanks in

the aft compartments of the Steamer CARCITR.. An innovation was introduced over

men Cash Sobeck, R. C. Stanbrook, Tom Rose, and Chief Art

Urdal. This was Art's first year on winter work here and he moved to Rogers with his family during the period.




assigned to winter re





ter year. From their p e r s o n a I viewpoint

they welcome the op portunity w o r k







go home at

the end of the day to their



the technique formerly employed in this type


of work when welding


ol the sections was ac

lakes, had a few days

complished results. 1294




tofore many spent the summer,



and the


at home and then were


away on winter work.

The T. W. Robinson leaving ihe lay up basin April 8th to

go into the loading slip to complete her fit-out and take her first load. The John G. Munson has steam up but is

still fitting out. The Calcite has already sailed.

getting home only on weekends.

\\ e believe the

new arrangement is much more acceptable. We were fortunate this winter in good weather condi-

>j lions, which aided materially in eliminating many hazards of this type of work. In conclusion, the most noteworthy record was that there were few

minor accidents and no lost time accidents, which reflected to the credit of a

splendid group of employees that comprise a unit ' known as the Winter Repair Crew. The W. F. White had a plate removed, rerolled, and re placed. The bent frames were renewed or straightened. This was done at Cheboygan.

• Carl D. Bradley New Propeller & Rudder

liu <^R. (L cStanLrxook After making extensive model tests ol a new pro

peller and rudder for the Steamer BRADLEY as described in the Summer issue of Calcite Screenings lasl year, it was decided to make this installation on the vessel.

The propeller is 15 feet 1 inch in diameter, weighs ten tons, and is made of manganese bronze which - has a tensile strength about the same as mild steel.

Manganese bronze is preferable to steel lor this purpose because it can be more readily cast without

warping and will take and retain a good polish. The casting is made all in one piece and is a so called Number three cargo hold in the Calcite had new side plates installed over the ballast tanks; also new type shedding angles in ihe arches. These received much favorable comments from the crew.

solid propeller, not built up of Four separate blades boliul onto :i hub as on our other vessels.

11 has what is known as a variable pitch.


normal pitch is fifteen feet near the center of the i blade but the pitch is greater at the lip and less (13 ft. 3 in.) at the huh. The rudder is somewhat similar to the 1.5. 1.1. TAYLOR installation in that it has a fixed contra-

propcllcr ahead of the rudder. This is twisted lor the purpose of straightening out the stream of

w;iier having the propeller. On the BRADLEY in^ stallation the twist is continued into the rudder so that the stream has a longer run in being straight• eued. The results predicted by the model tests have been accomplished and Captain Rearse reports ex cellent maneuverability in addition to the increase in speed. The Card D. Bradley in drydock at Lorain with her new

coniraguide (fishtail) rudder and solid bronze propeller installed.




Stone For Construction Purposes Large Shipments of Calcite Limestone Made Over Detroit Dock Each Season. At the beginning of the eighth year of operation, the Detroit Dock organization of this Company and the E. B. Metzen Transit Mixed Concrete organiza tion can look back on an enviable record of fur

nishing high grade material and service to the build ing and construction industry in the Detroit area.

We take particular pride in showing, on these pages, some pictures of work recently completed. Detroit Dock has contributed materially—if this figure of speech may be used—to the numerous improvements instituted by ihe Government, and the photograph of the Lincoln Park Post Office is

evidence of the public work of this nature.


coln Rark is a residential suburb of Detroit made

up largely of homes of the Ford Motor Company employees.

Henry R. Dattner is the contractor

who completed the Lincoln Rark Lost Office build ing and this work required 1000 yards of Metzen Transit Mixed Concrete.

Mr. Dattner has been a

successful bidder on many public construction jobs throughout the Middle West as well as in Detroit.

The Carboloy Building on Light Mile Road, a one and two story factory, measuring 332' x 242' with a modern two story office building and boiler house


Approximately 6.000 cubic yards of E.

R. Metzen Transit Mixed Concrete was used on this

job. Smith. Hinchinan & Grvlls Co.. Architects.

The Montgomery Ward Building, at (iratiot ami Lappin Avenues, has three stories and full base ment. It measures 160'x 178' and required 7.500 cubic yards of L. R. Melzen Transit Mixed Con

crete. Plans were furnished by the owner. Both of the above buildings were constructed by Ihe O. W. Burke Company. General Contractors, who have been operating in Detroit for a number of years. Their officers are O. W. Burke. Presi dent and R. W. Lambrecht, T. B. Christman. and

Mark (i. Stephenson, Yicc-1'residents. A. S. James is Secretary and Treasurer. Superintendent Tom Leslie was in active charge of the Carboloy Build

ing job ami Supt. 0. G. Sharrar was in charge of the Montgomery VYard Building coiistrucliou.

The O. W. Burke Company, one of the many sat isfied customers of the L. R. Metzen Transit Mixed

Concrete organization, have found that the Detroit

storage of high grade limestone in large quantities and various sizes, provides a dependable source of material for construction jobs of any size. Detroit Dock furnishes stone for many uses. Sev eral miles of concrete and macadam streets have

been paved in Detroit with this material. Sidewalks and driveways are also in this classification of work.

Parking lots have been the outlet for many thou sand yards of transit mixed concrete.

Bridges and underpasses, of which many are be ing built in Wayne County in the interest of han dling the enormous traffic loads safely and are con tinuing to provide an outlet for stone and concrete.

Docks, both fill and surfacing, require a large amount of material in the industrial waterfront, and no better material is available than ihe stone

and concrete furnished hy this company and the E. B. Metzen Transit Mixed Concrete organization. krom the industrial standpoint hundreds of tons are sold annually for metallurgical and chemical purposes in the Detroit area. Calcite stone meets the strict requirements of this trade. The mainte

nance of industrial plants in Detroit is also an out let thai contributes {•> the large volume of stone moving over the Detroit docks.

The business of

furnishing suitable aggregate and iransit mixed

concrete is not a hit and miss operation. It is a high ly developed business requiring strict adherence to

good engineering practice and rigid specifications, ami the many problems incidental lo the proper use of aggregate material and concrete are ably handled by the L. B. Metzen organization.



An air-conditioned moving picture theatre has been added to the United States Steel Subsidiar ies Exhibit at the New York World's Fair in or

der to make possible the presentation of the tech nicolor movie, "Men Make Steel."

".Men Make Steel" was filmed by a Hollywood crew. The equipment, direction and technique are the same as are used in making a Hollywood feature production. The actors, however, are the men who make steel and the scenes are scenes

of actual steel operations photographed at the me mines and inside the great mills where steel is made and rolled into finished forms. The pic ture, in addition to telling a story of steelmakiug. presents scenes of extraordinary beaut)- as the technicolor camera records the brilliant colors

peculiar to flashing, molten metal. The narra tive accompanying "Men Make Steel' is present ed by Edwin C. Hill, and the musical score, espe cially prepared for the picture, was recorded un der the direction of Robert Armbrusler.

Along with the moving picture theatre on the second floor of the exhibit are a series of dioramas

forecasting how steel may serve in ihe future. These dioramas include a forecast of possible fu

ture developments in pre-fabricated steel housing; an imaginative representation of a hydrophonic to

mato farm, where all activities from irrigation to reaping are controlled by radio: and a working mo del for the City of the Future, where all traffic runs

smoothly when regulated by central grouping. The first floor of the exhibit features animated

dioramas showing the four basic steps in the pro

ed commentators chosen from the working staffs of various subsidiary plants of United States Steel Corporation.

A research section on the first floor illustrates by actual demonstrations ihe important role of re

search in the manufacture of steel. Other displays, including a mural executed in steel sheets, show

the many uses of steel and the important part that the steel industry plays in modern life. Steel's exhibit is housed in its own building loca

ted ..11 the Rlaza of Light. The building's gleaming

duction of steel: the mining of ore. the smelting of ore. the making of steel, and the rolling of steel.

stainless steel dome, brilliant by day as well as bv

Lach of the dioramas is explained in detail by skill-



night. serves as a natural beacon to visitors at the


Program Of Winter Work At The Plant Every winter season at the Calcite plant is the time for alternations, new equipment, and repair. This program is a necessity leading to better sized stone, ease of operation and maintenance to avoid delays during regular operating season. During the regular stripping program which was operated on a time basis of three eight-hour shifts for five days per week were 41,484 cars ol overbur den hauled to the dump. The past winter was good to this operation and there were very few times that the weather slowed up this work or made it uncomfortable for the men.

The bulldozers have proven their worth a food many time and in many ways.

Above is shown a

picture of one in action out on the disposal dump. This particular job is of special interest from the standpoint of safety and care of equipment. Due

eccomplishineiit when viewed from the standpoint of safely, improved products and efficient Oper ation.

Improved sizing in our flux and special fhix pro ducts is assured by renewal of the rolls on the flux

scalping grizzlies and open hearth recrusher grizz

lies. Revised screening arrangements in the mill adds to the flexibility and improved sizing in our Xo. 3 screenings. Remodeling of many chutes between screens and storage was done with the

idea of eliminating breakage and so a better sized product. An automatic take up was installed on 11-2 conveyor to take care of the variable loads and thus prohibits cosily delays. Changes were

which overburden material is

made in the fines lines so that two different sizes of

placed and weather conditions of freezing and thawing the dumps have in several instances push

stone could be mixed. Formerly lengthy screen changes had to be made to achieve this same result. A chute change at head of openhearih recrusher to


the terrain on

ed OUt from the bottom. These conditions can usual

ly be recognized in advance ami l«. eliminate a haz ard to both men and equipment the bulldozers are brought to the location and push the overburden material outward in order to form a secure founda r-

hu fe?£0W£ <z/\. J.onz$.

tion for future dumping operation. This is an inter esting piece of work that erases any anxiety con cerning what might happen, therefore speeding up the operation and removing what had formerly been more or less treacherous.

We find some of the greatest changes in mill and

conveying equipment. Many of the jobs were com paratively small but they all add up to considerable

permit recrushing of larger proportion of openhearth without changing the size of the crusher

openings. Installation of holdbacks on four load ing conveyors as a safety measure. They also de crease starling stress on loaded belts and as>isl

loading operations. Xew Steel decking in ihe openhearth tunnel and rebuilding of loading hearse in same.

This is one .if the ©Mest lino in the convey

ing system and was in need of this restoration work. Repair on A-2 bell which consisted of a three-man crew doing cold patching on small cuts and holes. Tin- dock repair crew were bus;.- all winter re

placing timbers in the lake half of the dock on the fines side.

This work was carried on by a five man

crew and a strong, neat job was done. Along with this the old Fender piling was removed and new nine inch tubular rubber fender bumpers were in

stalled. The picture below is a scene of the ac tivity "ii this job. The wiuler work jobs were- well done and ol a

constructive nature in regard to keeping our plant

in shape to make the products which are required in the limestone industry.

To keep pace with cus

tomer requirements is paramount with the lime stone plant and we feel that the winter work pro gram has added immensely to this desire. 12)9

Twenty-Five Years Of Service EMPLOYEES












1939 Class of Twenty-five Year Men—Left to Right: Thomas Kelley, William Peetz, Charles Hoffman, Oswald Voight (retired), John Bruning, Angus McDonald, Howard Johnson and Richard Lamb.

Again, as in the past two or three years, it was the priviledge of a number of the Limestone em

ployees and officers to meet in another celebration honoring the employees of the company who had completed 25 years of service. The meeting was held at the Westminster Church

Saturday evening, April 6th, when a party of about one hundred enjoyed a splendid dinner served by Circle Two of the Westminster Guild.

The entertainment was furnished by Roy Flewelliug and his orchestra and group singing was en joyed.

The employees reaching the 25 year goal during

1939 were as follows:

Charles Hoffman. John

service were, in 1938, Lrwin Joppich. Leon Ruell, X. W. Pollock, George Wing, Lmil Dehnke, Hector Hawkins, Robert I'at/.er. John Heller. Fred Morn. Frank <irohowski. Steve Widajewski. Richard Hamann. Vincent Kuchinski, William Sobek (retired). In 1937 Jacob Yareh, Frank Thompson. Mike Yardi.

Henry Shorkey. Adolph Sorgenfrei. George I'ilarski. Lrwiii Adrian, Chas. •'. I latz, Clayton Lldrcdgc. John SchulU. Roman Idalski. Victor Koch. Clare Macklem. Anthony Mulka, 1'".. J. Noble, Gustav Wenzel (retired).


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I'anil. Watson Siecinski. George Shorkey. these men were present at the meeting.


All of

President 1. L. Clymer presented the Gary Twen

Bruning, Howard Johnson, Thomas Kelley, Richard

ty-five Year Service medals, suitably inscribed, to

Lamb. Angus McDonald. William I'eel/.. Oswald Voigt (retired).

each member of the 1939 25-year group. The number of informal talks by various mem bers of the organization added to the enjoyment of

The groups previously completing 25 years of 1300


the evening, and as usual, the remiuiscenses of the

employees who had served through the establish ment of this plant in the early days provided amuse ment as well as making the program interesting.

Although the evening was largely devoted to en joying a bountiful supply of food and friendly chats it also had its serious vein.

Speaking with sincere

gratitude to the men for their splendid attitude of cooperation and intelligent interest in the Lime stone organization. Mr. Clymer said that a contin uance of this spirit was our hope for the future. We

were further reminded that such a plant as ours i.~ not the result of one man's efforts but the combined

efforts of every employee. A good share of our lives are spent on the job and it's up to us to either make our work pleasure or drudgery. Our congratulations to these men who have con tributed their skill towards bettering themselves aud their fellow men. Our best wish for them is not.

good enough for what they deserve but may health and happiness reign in their lives and in their familv circle.


May 24. 1(>40. marked the diamond anniversary of the rolling of the first steel rail in the United States. In recognition of the fact that it was in

Captain L. B. Ward's Chicago Rolling Mill that the first American steel rail was rolled, the Traffic

Club <>i Chicago will commemorate the historic event at a luncheon meeting June 10. The lunch

eon program will present a review of the develop ment of the steel rail and the contribution that it

has made to modern rail transportation.

railroads, seriously hampered by tin- limitations of the iron rail, which had to be replaced sev eral times a year if subjected to heavy ser

vice, were importing steel rails from England. English rails, shipped to this country in sailing vessels, were available in limited quantities and at

the excessive cost of $166 per ton. By 1877. with domestic production well under way. the price o\ steel rails had been lowered to 8-15 per ton and rail road construction was going forward at a tremen

Although various forms of iron rail sections were in use in the 18th century, the development of a steel rail was delayed until an economical process

dous pace. Between 1865 and 1885 half a million

for the production of steel could he discovered. In the l<S50's Henry Bessemer in England and William Kelly in this country, working independently, dis covered the pneumatic process for the purification

Steel-making nation in the world.

of iron.

Their discovery opened the way for Un

economical production of steel in large quantities and made it possible to use it in the manufacture of heavy products, such as steel rails. Captain Ward, who pioneered the rolling of steel

miles of steel rails were rolled and laid, and coill-

cidentally the United States became the greatest


Ward's Chicago


Mill, which

touched off a new era in steelmaking and railroad

building when it rolled the first steel rail, played a leading part in the great expansion that follow ed. Ward's original mill, established in 1857. be came the nucleus of the North Chicago Rolling

Mill Company, which by 1887 had a capacity of 793.OC0 tons of finished product and employed 6,000

rails in America, was one of the first to recognize

men. Tin- X'orth Chicago Rolling Mill Company in

the tremendous importance of the. pneumatic proc

turn became Ihe nucleus of the Illinois Steel Com

ess for the production of steel. As early as 1863 he became associated with William Kelly as one ol tindirectors of the Kelly Pneumatic Process Company.

In ISM Kelly's company built an experimental plant at Wyandotte. Mich..where Ward operated a rolling mill. In the same year this plant poured the first

pany, which was to play an important part in the development of Chicago and the West. When the United Stales Steel Corporation was formed in 1901, the Illinois Steel Company was included as one of the original


and this


commercial ing o t s of pneumatic pro

made Ward's historic mill one of the producing units of the Corporation. The steel plant

cess steel made in America, and one of

that Ward estab lish e d in X o r t h

these ingots was us ed



later in rolling




in operation until 1907. Even today

first American steel

the site of his orig

rail at Ward's Chi


cago mill. The development

association with the





rail industry follow

ing ment

Ward's experi in

1865 came

at a most opportune time.







retains steel

ils in

dustry, being oc cupied by the Scul ly Steel ProdUCtS Company, a United States Steel


diary. 1301













With a Fourieen-Car Train.

In 1"37 two I)iesel-electric locomotives were put in service on our quarry trains. These were our \'o. l()l and Xo. 102 which are rated 600 horsepower and weigh 99 tons. These locomotives have proved

very effective on sleep grades and hard pulls since

they are capable of developing maximum horse power from zero up to full speed. The steam loco

motive, tin the other hand, must reach an apprecia ble speed ln-fore it can develop full horsepower, and. in addition, is handicapped by the fact that when backing up a grade the water level in the boiler is such as to limit the amount of steam read

ily available. Another feature of the Diesel is that you can go out and step on the starter as you would with your automobile and the locomotive is immediately available for service, while with the tin- steam locomotive steam must first be built up. Because of the time involved in steaming up, fires are kept in the boilers over night and during week ends, involving considerable added expense. Because of the above mentioned advantages of

ihe Diesel, an appropriation was requested and ap proved for four new Diesel-electric locomotives, two of which will replace steam locomotives thai

have outlived their usefulness and are to be scrap ped. We have, then, two additional locomotives av ailable for service.

Representatives of three different locomotive

builders were interviewed at conferences in Rog ers City in which all our Michigan Lime men inter

est ed took part. These conferences proved very in teresting and educational, both to our men and. we believe, to the representatives of the locomotive

builders because of the various safety and operat

ing features which were brought out. The loco motives which were recommended were the 1000

horsepower Diesel-electric switchers built by the American Locomotive Company, who were the builders of our Xo. 101 and Xo. 102 locomotives.

uu J^ofi ^/LLLa)zdE%Âą new locomotives are rated 1000 horsepower instead of the 000 horsepower of the older ones and weigh 115 tons as compared with 99 tons. In line with the increased horsepower rating the new equipment includes larger traction motors and

generators capable of heavy duly, as well as design improvements made in the past two years. The en gines of the two sixes are (plile similar, having the same number of cylinders and the same bore and

stroke with the exception that the new engines are provided with a supercharger, or lurbocharger as it is called, in order to obtain tin- increased horse power rating. The supercharger is a particularly interesting

piece of equipment. We have often heard of its use on racing cars and airplanes. It is in reality a cen trifugal air compressor and is driven by the engine exhaust gases. It has a maximum speed of 15.000 and a full load speed of 12.000 revolutions per min ute. By means of this device a greater amount of

air is delivered to each cylinder, thereby allowing more fuel to be burned efficiently and greater horsepower to be developed without an increase in engine size. There is the advantage that when the engine is idling it will require only the fuel necess ary for a non-supercharged engine where in tincase of an engine which secures the added power by more or larger cylinders, the idling fuel consum ption would be increased. Another feature of interest is ihe large (ienera!

Electric Company Type CP-39 air compressor which delivers 150 cubic feet of free air per minute to 100 cubic feet delivered by the compressors on the older locomotives. It has been found that the

additional air is needed l',,r satisfactory operation al all times with the air dump cars. .Among the special safety features included art-

step lights to illuminate the ground below the steps

The order was placed and these four new loco

so that a man will not stumble over rocks along the track during night operations. Four windshield

motives, our Xo. 103. No. 104. X... 105 and Xo. 106

wipers are provided for increased visibility during

have been put into service during the past month. Due in the fact that more severe grades and stiffer pulls are anticipated for our future operations, the

stalled to make sure that the quiet and less visible


wet weather. Two extra loud air horns were in

Diesel-electrics will be noticed, and a distinctive



green finish was used to insure visibility against Keep An Eye Out For The Youngsters the limestone background of the quarry. A ground

Now that school bells have stopped ringing and

protective relay is used to protect operators and vacation is at hand please bear in mind that there equipment against grounds on the electrical equip will be many kiddies on the streets and in the alleys, ment. Fire protection is secured by means of two playing and running errands. Particularly do we larger carbon dioxide extinguishers carried on each believe that this would be a good time to slow down locomotive. This type of extinguisher is safe on electrical and oil fires.

in an effort to reduce accidents.

The conditions between the pedestrian and auto

Clasp type brakes have shoes on either side of mobile traffic has never been satisfactory or free

each wheel giving a smoother operating and more

sure brake. The air brake valves are especially lo cated for convenience when operating the locomo tive in what is normally the reverse or backing up direction. We use the locomotive on the back of the

train, as can be seen in the photograph, as a safety measure. The men in the cab are thus placed at the

er skaters, skooters, youngsters and ball players

contact with the shovel bucket should it get beyond control.

The new locomotives are capable of very smooth


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that many children are run down and injured by automobiles each year.

greatest distance from the point of loading and are thereby protected from falling stone or possible


from hazardâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we must have both. The situation is much more serious in the summer months. No one wants to hurt a youngster, but records show There will be a decided increase in bicycles, roll in the streets in the next few months.

May we ask that you make the resolution to drive more slowly. Please drive carefully and remember

that adults as well as youngsters dart out from be

parked cars. By taking a few seconds more starting with resulting reduced wear on equipment hind time we may have avoided an accident, and kept and increased accuracy in spotting. They are cap able of a top speed of 60 miles per hour, which will vacations pleasant for all. never be reached in our quarry service because of The State Of Mind safety considerations, but in addition have large ca is fundamentally unwise to try and intimidate pacity for the hard pulls at slow speed which we or Itscare people into a healthy attitude toward safe will encounter in an increasing number of cases as ty anymore than we can be frightened into heaven we go deeper into the limestone.

Erection work has started on our new No. 2

shovel purchased this winter. In general construc tion it will be similar to our present No. 1 shovel. Both shovels were built by the Bucyrus-Erie Com

pany of South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and are their Model 750-B machines.

The bucket will be of 20 cubic yard capacity and

by preaching about the dwelling place or abode of the evil spirits.

A frightened driver or worker is one of the most

dangerous. Carefulness must be developed without timidity and confidence without rashness. This re quires sane persistence in a program of safety edu cation that will promote understanding and good will.

We must use our heads in every day situations in

is designed for high level loading. It is similar to the 18 yard bucket on No. 1 shovel except for ca pacity and the fact that a special alloy steel is used

order to keep from losing them in emergencies. What a person does in a crisis is determined by

for the bottom. The dipper handle has an overall length of 56 feet. An important feature on this shovel as well as

activities. A steady cultivation of intelligence and character is the best prevention against panic, ac

on No. 1 is the balanced hoist which is an idea that

cidents and disasters.

our Vice President Mr. Joseph Penglase originated. The counter balance reduces the power required to

lift the bucket when digging and makes for faster and smoother operation of the shovel. Electrically the new shovel has a 900 KVA motor

on the motor generator'set instead of 800 KVA as on No. 1. It has larger hoist and crowd generators and improved hoisting motors. The hoist generators use a double box brush instead of the older single

box type. The control is of the full magnetic type. The trailing cable is 1500 ft. in length and is hea vier than any of our other cables.

The bicycle season is on again in full swing, with

grownups and children, males and females finding their way onto the streets with their two-wheelers. Bicyclists may annoy you and they're unpredictable in traffic, but be patient with them for safety's sake. The same can easily be applied to the roller skater.

The man who trusts men will make fewer mis takes than one who distrusts them.

wdiat he has been in the habit of doing in his daily

Elbert Hubbard's Code I wish to live without hate, whim, jealousy, envy,


I wish to be simple, honest, frank, natural,

clean in mind and clean in body, unaffected - to say "I don't know," if it be so, and to face any obstacle

and meet every difficulty unabashed and unafraid. I wish others to live their lives, too, up to their

highest, fullest, and best. To that end I pray that I may never meddle, interfere, dictate give advice that is not wanted, or assist when my services are

not needed. If I can help or assist people, I'll do it

by giving them a chance to help themselves; and if I can uplift or inspire, let it be by example, infer ence, and suggestion, rather than by injunction and dictation.

On a single Saturday night, California highway patrol officers halted 50,000 motorists in a cam paign against reckless driving and traffic violations. One customer who buys regularly is worth a thousand prospects who never buy a thing. 1303

Here We ILwe More Memtera Of Tke inmate Family Circle A native of Belknap Twp.. Presque Isle County, JOHN BRUNING has been a com pany employee since May, 1914. He has

done a good many of the jobs found through out the quarry and is well acquainted with activities out there.

Previous to his work

with the Limestone Company his field of ac tivity was on the farm and in the lumber woods.

since April, 192.1. Keeping the shovels and locomotives scheduled so as the crusher will

not be crying for stone is a big job and Clayt seems to make it easy. He was born at Olean. New York, has a family of five children and

a farm home at nearby Millersburg.

During winter operations he is a


shift foreman and during the regular oper ating season is a foreman in charge of brush ing and secondary stripping activities.

THOMAS ROSE, born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, is now located near his original starting place as assistant to L. S. Lee, Manager of the Buffalo Plant. Tom has

Another native of this section is AN THONY MULKA born and raised at Posen. Michigan. He started his record of service on April, 1912, in the mill. At present he is

a shift foreman in the mill having held this position since 1939. Tony is a quiet chap but knows his way about the mill thoroughly. He is devoted to his job and to a fine fam

ily. Keep up the good work, Tony!

had this position since March, 1940. His pre


vious experience with the M. L. & C. Co. has been as varied as it possibly could be. There

has hardly been a nook or corner in the plant where he has not done work. His most re cent work before being transferred to Buf

A native of Germany, VICTOR KOCH, now a U. S. citizen came to-this country thirly-four years ago. His early days here were

falo has been in the Dock Office, conveying spent in Tennessee doing work on railroad belt maintenance and in charge of material grades. When he came to Michigan he again

on construction and repair jobs for winter

work on the boats. Tom has been employed since 1922 with this company.

ADOLPH SOKGENFREI has been con nected with the mill and construction work

since his employment in April, 1912.

sought employment on the railroads and came

to this section of the state.

His first job at

the plant was in September, 1912, as a loco motive brakeman. The next year found him an engineer and in March, 1918, he became a train dispatcher which position he still holds. The shovels and locomotives aren't

idle for long with "Vic" on the job.


present he is shift foreman in the mill hav


ing held this position since 1929. His early clays were spent on a farm in Moltke where

he was born. His service has been long and faithful and he should have many years of service ahead of him.


employed since August, 1918, has always worked in the quarry on blasting and brush ing operations. His position now is blast

ing foreman. To handle thousands of pounds

Since June. 1912, CLAYTON ELDRIDGE

has been employed in the Transportation Department. He now has the position of train dispatcher which has been his work


of dynamite is a responsible job which Theo dore has done well. He was born at Roose velt, Michigan, but has lived in this part of

the state for a good many years. The past few years have found him doing part time

farm work and his home and farm shows that he takes pride in being a good caretaker.



THOMAS KELLEY was born at Posen,

Michigan. After a trial of farming and work ing in the lumber woods he settled in Rogers City as an employee of the M. L. & C. Co. This was in May, 1914, and the Drilling Depatrment has always been his home. For his diligent service as a driller he was promoted as a shift foreman in March, 1924. Tom is a sociable fellow and likes hunting and fish ing. He is the proud owner of a nice home.


In the drilling department we find another native of Posen who has served as a shift foreman since 1928. He is JOHN DEMBNY. who previous to his company ser

vice which started in 1918 swung an axe in the north country's virgin pine and plowed a furrow straightev than any farmer out Posen way. John is a big fellow

Foreman. He has held this job since January, 1925. Pete takes his work seriously and assumes his respon

sibility with plenty of vigor.

His home on the Calcite

Road has attracted attention by his well kept garden.

Pete is a progressive chap and good friend to all.

with a splendid physique and in weather fair or foul can be seen making the rounds of the many drills.

Born in Rogers City, a son of the soil, was WILLIAM STREICH, until he joined the ranks of Michigan Lime WILLIAM HASELHUHN started with the Limestone

Company as a carpenter helper in the Construction De partment. Bill has seen the days before steel construc tion when the carpenter crew had plenty of work plac ing big timbers. He was born in Belknap Twp., Presque Isle County, and has a comfortable home and two daugh

employees in April. 1918. Bill is a foreman in the Yard Department and is found active when the concrete and masonry crews are in demand. A handy man who puts his ability to use has earned Bill the place he holds to day. He loves the out-of-doors and has a well kept home. His family is two daughters who still like to visit with Dad.


Our first recollection of CASH SOBECK was a wiry

chap who had a mania for doing steel construction work. He has been with the company since August, 1915, and has worked in the Mill Dept. as a foreman on construc

tion, mill machinery maintenance, and boat loading. His winter activities the past few years have been con struction jobs on boats of the Bradley fleet. When Cash starts talking man hours, ycu may know that he has a job just about cornered. He picks the tough ones and usually comes out on top. Cash was born in Posen, Michigan, started work when he was young, and has a good many years of pleasurable work ahead.

PETER GIOVAGNORIO landed in the good old U.S.A. in 1912 from Italy, the land of his birth. He became a citizen soon after his arrival. He has always done track work in the quarry and has been continuously employed

since May, 1922.

His position today is that of Track

In April. 1916. JOHN MODRZYNSK1 came to this company. He has always done track work and through his hard efforts now holds the position of Track Fore man. John was born in Pennsylvania and spent his

early years on a farm near Posen. He has raised a fam ily of six, enjoys the reputation of being an excellent gardener, and is a violin player of local repute. Labeled the "life of the party." we hear that he enjoys his leisure hours thoroughly and has a cheery hello for everybody.

In 1912 OTTO ZEMPEL landed in this country from

Germany, his native land. Like our other foreign born, he is now a good citizen of the United States. Since September, 1922, he has been employed at the plant and since January, 1927, he has held a foremanship in the Yard Department. Otto is efficient in giving prompt service to the many requests made to his department. His hobby is proving to others that his wife is a better fisherman than he is and forever improving the appear ance of his new home.


Salt Helps To Keep The Workers Steadily Employed As recently as within ihe past U-u years il lias been necessary to close down certain industrial

operations during periods of unduly hot weather. This is particularly true in ihe case of steel mill., and other induslrics where artificial heal i.> Used

over a wide area. This excess of dry heal made il impossible for workmen to carry on their duties normally. As recently as June. 1033, 12 men were put to bed with heat cramps in one dav in one of our



well-known steel mills.

The frequency of heal cases in steel and other industries led to the carrying on of exhaustive re search into this whole problem to find an answer to why moil are overcome by heat. Significant work was done at Youngstown, Ohio, in the steel

As a result of these studies, arrangement was

made to add (1.1''' salt to the drinking water pro vided for the men working in one mill. Except for

niilh.. and at Ih.uldcr Dam. Scientific authority be lieves that heat cramps are associated with rapid

the complaints from the men as to the taste of the

dehydration of an individual engaged in strenuous

mill worked through ihe whole summer without a single ca.-c of heat cramps or heat exhaustion This during tin- period when it had often previously been necessary to close the mill on account of so many men being overcome with the heal. The next year the salt treatment was applied to

muscular activity.

You are probably familiar with the story about the group i'i men working in a steel mill who seem ed impervious to

ihe effects

of heal,

while all

around them their fellow-workers had severe cases

of cramps and heal exhaustion: Upon investigation it developed that ihe men who seemed free from the effects of heat were in the habit of gathering

to drink beer after work each evening. During the course of sitting for an hour or so. drinking beer, ami eating pretzels, they consumed a consid erable quantity of salt from the pretzels.

This fact

was singled out. and provided the suggestion that a salt deficiency might be the cause of susceptibil ity to heat cramps. Xow. we don't know whether this is a true story. We suspect that it is a bit of industrial folk-lore. Xeverihcless. it's a good tale about how the use ol salt was discovered as a pre ventive measure in controlling heal cramps. Recent studies of the subject, particularly those at Youugstowu, indicate that the average, normal workman takes in somewhat over 5 quarts of wa ter during an ordinary <S hour day. During this same period, only seven per cent of this amount of water is excreted by the kidneys. The rest of this water, obviously, must lie given off in perspiration. breathing, ami elsewhere. Sweat accounts for the removal of the greater portion of this water from ihe body. Many anal yses ol the chemical Composition of sweat show that the. salt content may vary from 0.05 to 0.5%. Sweat composition varies from man to man. and

From time to time.

In any event, taking these fig

ures as general outside limits, they show that a

water, no difficulties were encountered, and the

a larger group of about 12,000 workers. Out of all tiieso men. only 11 cases of heat cramps and 11 eases of heat exhaustion were reported all sum mer. Remember, at the beginning ui this article we said thai it was not uncommon to have this

This last experiment brought out an interesting fact.

overcome by heat. 18 of them were doing hoi workafter either transfer from a cold job. or afler a


This brings out the very important fact

that new- men on the job need special instruction

by the foreman, and the}- should take special careto see that they keep their salt equilibrium by tak ing an adequate supph of salt tablets. Further research on this point indicated that the

salt content of the sweat is perceptibly higher dur ing the first few days on the hot job,. It may de crease as much as 5{)'- in salt content during the

period of adaptation. Therefore, the salt require ment of a new. unconditioned workman on a hot

job is likely to be twice as high as the seasoned worker.

Even here, though, hear in mind that the salt content, and salt

workman vary.

requirement, of

the individual

Xo set figure explains why some

men seem more susceptible to heat cramps than others.

Because oi



nature of

ihe Re

searches into Ilie question of heat cramps, the use

3 to 3d grams in 8 hours. The. usual intake of sail with food is from 10 to 20 grams per day. It is easy to see. therefore, that such a condition may lead to

Of course, the greatest hazard to workers is in the



Of the 22 men described above who were

workman loses salt through perspirialiou equal to

salt depletion and heat cramps.


many men overcome during one day!

oi salt tablets in industry is now very widespread. artificially heated operations where heavy phy.-ical labor is necessary. The steel mill is a good cxainÂť

pie of this. But, other kinds of work result in salt ter. While it is likely that no complaints would depletion of the body. Even some offices provide come- from ihe workmen, you can be on the com salt tablets for their workers. If your plant induces Substantial sweating on the part of your workers,

it is likely that you could profit from the use ol salt.

Vim are probably fully familiar with the effects of heat cramps and exhaustion. You know they can take a worker out of production and put him on the sick list. And you know the more serious result.-, of severe cases.

You know what can happen to

your costs when you have to shut a plant down on account of prohibitive external heat.

In few cases

of workers' health do we have a clear-cut picture

of preventive procedure as we do in preventing these disabilities from heat cramps.

It is conclusively proven that proper use 6i salt

plete! v safe side and use salt tablets. It is now possible to buy tablets made under sanilarv conditions, made with the same care that drugs

ami medicines are made. Dispensers are available that will keep the tablets clean and dry until the worker removes the tablet, one at a time, as re


Dispensers should be placed by all drinking foun

tains, and wherever else indicated. Workman should be told about the proper use of salt in pre

venting heat cramps, and their cooperation in reg ular use of the tablets must be had.

Probably one of the most interesting things about the whole salt treatment is its simplicity.

One case of heat cramps or heat exhaustion i>

tablets gives almost a 100% freedom from heat inexcusable, considering the time and cost involved. Ileal fag and cramps do not belong in any plant. cramps. The only objection to the use of salt in the steel mill case cited above was tile slightly un

pleasant taste of the water when the salt had been dissolved in it.

It was learned that when the water

was kept al around 46 degres !â&#x20AC;˘'. that tin- taste of the salt was barely noticeable. But, it is not now necessary to put salt directly into the drinking wa-

If more than the absolute minimum of heat cases

occur, preventative methods, namely a handy sup

ply of salt tablets and education on their use. will solve the problem. Definite proof of this treatment has come from many .sources as being most eilective.

New Employees Bus Now In Calcite Service On Monday. May 20th. a new passenger bus made its appearance on the Rogers City-Calcile run car

rying employees to and from the Calcite plant. Ihe-

new unit is painted orange with a black belt around the body and aluminum roof. This color combin ation may easily lie seen by approaching vehicles which is a safety feature to be given consideration in painting all moving objects. The new bus is equiped with an all-steel body welded and riveted into a one piece unit. Safely ami comfort to passengers and driver enter into the de sign of this equipment and is manifested by such features as all-around safety glass windows and windshield in metal frames, mm-slip steel entrance

step, slip-proof linoleum covered floor, emergency door in rear, automatic warning signals, electric windshield wipers, heater and defrosters.

Prior to 102.) employees were transported by railroad coach over the D. & M. R. R. tracks be

tween Rogers City ami Calcite.

In that year this

coach service was discontinued and two buses were

purchased for this purpose. A third bus was added in 1928 and these three Units have been in continu

ous operation to the present date. Naturally the new-

Well, is means SUCh things as slowing down well in advance of an intersection or stop sign, or mak

ing sure there is plenty of time and distance ahead for overtaking and passing a car.

Allowing a margin of safety also covers, how ever, a number of other less obvious things.

For instance, you automatically cut down your

margin of safety if you gel up too late in the morn ing, dawdle over a second cup of coffee at breakfast, take longer than the usual time to shave. you'll probably try to make Up ihe time en route to work or to your first stop. And the chances are

you'll try lo make it up by crowding ihe speed limit. hunching on a red light here and there, taking curves too fast or chasing pedestrians back to the curl).

Trimming your margin of safety with antics like these is flirting with accidents.

Stock market rule of a cynic: The time to sell

is when yoiir're thinking of buying.

An Optimist expects to light his pipe with one match; a pessimist knows it will take three.

bus makes a striking Contrast in appear ance to the older ones. The all-steel body construction lemU itself lo stream

lining which adds beauty as well as Strength and safety. A great many safe driving campaigns have been waged under a slogan urging

drivers to always "Allow a Margin for x

Safely." It's a good slogan. It makes sense. But what is a margin of saiety'





Physical Examinations Important The periodic physical examination has, within the past few decades, been recognized as an essential factor in safeguarding the health of the individual.

This is particularly true of the industrial employee. Modern Industrial Medicine, in an effort to elim

inate lost-time accidents and occupational diseases, has made great strides towards improving work

ing conditions. This has largely been accomplished by using dust control methods, by the removal of

working hazards, by instituting shorter working hours, and by introducing organized safety cam paigns. Even these improvements have not, however, succeeded in controlling the greatest evil, loss of working time due to illness, This item alone has robbed the employee of more time and resultant money than any other single factor known to indus


In an effort to stamp out this most preva

lent of all industrial ailments, the M. L. & C. Co.

has, for the past twelve years, endeavored to sup ply its employees with free physical examinations at reguar intervals. The resultant improvement in the general health and morale of the men has

more than justified the necessary expenditure of time and money.

The employee has benefited a great deal by these examinations. As a result of them, many men

By Foster Jackson

to which type of work he is best suited. This re

sults in a happier environment for the worker, saf er working conditions for his fellows, and more ef

ficiency for the job. Then too, many men as they become older, become unsuited for the type of work for which they were originally employed. At one time in the history of industry, these persons were merely discharged. Today, when the physical ex amination discloses a workers' â&#x20AC;˘ unsuitability for his present job, he is transferred to another in which he will be happier and more efficient.

These physical examinations take on a greater significance with the efforts of modern industry

to find an individual suited to the job rather than merely placing a man irregardless of his ability. It

seems that industry today is not interested in a large turnover of man power, but rather in the con

servation and utilization of its present supply. To that end it behooves them to make sure that each This policy has resulted in more healthful em ployees, which in turn results in more efficient

work and consequent better production. To com

plete the cycle; more efficient production means lower production costs which benefit comes back

to the employee in higher wages, and to the em

no apparent trouble at the time but wdiich may easily lead to serious disorders in later life. A good deal of the rheumatism, upper respiratory infec

to make us Safety conscious; now let us be Health

by discovery and treatment of these so-called minor disorders.

Another thing which has been relieved consider ably by early diagnosis is the inconvenience and

discomfort of cardiac and

circulatory diseases.

Heart disease still holds the rather doubtful honor

of ranking first as a cause of death.


most of these afflictions can be diagnosed long be fore they become serious enough to cause death. Proper treatment and reasonable care on the part

For a good many years, this company has striven

conscious. In addition to cooperating in the mat ter of physical examinations, let's try to eliminate those annoying little colds and similar ills to which

man is heir. With well balanced meals, plenty of sleep, and regular exercise or relaxation, a man can work well, play well, live well and spend his

time in the pursuit of happiness instead of being

pursued by the specter of short pay checks and germs.

Keep Friendly With Yourself It is worry that chisels the lines in a man's face.

And there is in most cases only one cause of worry: of the patient can add many years of useful living We do not worry so much about the difficult prob to his life span. lems we have or the failures we have. The thing

Then, there is the person who isn't exactly sick, but who just doesn't feel well. He is probably more dangerous to his fellow workers than an unprotect

done all that we should have done to meet a situa

ed piece of machinery.

reproach. Its best try and avoid that.

His lassitude and inability

to react quickly in an emergency may prove to be extremely dangerous to his fellows.

Often this

that makes us worry is the feeling that we have not

tion. Most real heart-eating worry comes from self-

If during the day I look squarely at every prob

lem and do the very best that is in me to meet it,

man has nothing wrong other than a slight infec

why, at night when I go to bed I can feel friendly

the man is ready to return to work, a safer work

that I tried to escape it or did not give the job my

tion which saps his vitality; then again he may with myself and sleep soundly. have a more serious disorder such as a lung in If there is in my mind a feeling that I neglected fection. But whatever the trouble, the physical ex something or did not meet some issue squarelv or amination aids in locating it, and after treatment er, and a better employee.

Another benefit to the employee is the use of

the physical examination as an aid in determining 1308


man is suited to his job, physically as well as men

ployer in larger profits.

tions and similar disorders which make life miser



have been informed of ailments such as infected teeth, tonsils or other foci of infection which cause

able for the man past middle age, can be avoided


very best, I feel very unfriendly with myself and

I am worried and my sleep is slow to come. And so I try to keep friends with myself. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Sir Hinri Detering


You'll See It in Screeiiiiiigs "Versonak" That Come To The Editor's Desk

Ted Perdike says that Al Tatro is so full of suck ers that he can't get his coat off on account of the

complish this satisfactorily is by all our readers sending contributions to the editor. Give us your contributions today and help make your magazine

bones coming to Al's surface.

a more interesting one.

Albert Schultz smokes his big catch of suckers

and just uses a few at a time.

We saw Herb Campbell strutting up to the punch clock the other day and wondered why he should be feeling so proud. Our curiosity was short lived

plcction since he locked his neighbor in the smoke

when the shrill voice of Fred LaLonde asked Herb he was starting:. Fred

house for a few minutes one morning. Ed Kiehn heard how

easy it was to get a meal of fish. He found the stream but no fish.

his upper

Speaking of new ad

O Radiant Flag

ditions to houses, it wasn't so long ago that Crittendon

Fly Wide In

d i d

some remodeling — well Bob proved that he was doing some long range planning as Robert Crit tendon



ties of nature.

tendon family. Bill



building an addition to his house. We notice he

has a lot of good help around


Her m a n

Fly wide in the winds, our banner of light, With your red and your blue and your unstained white; Your bright brave stars have scattered our night— O radiant flag, fly wide in the winds! O God of our faith, let our flag fly for Thee, For the friendship of men, and for sweet liberty; Let our love of the right from the wrong keep us free— By service for all make us servants of God.

Hopp, Bob Hoffman and

—Charles Coke Woods.

Otto Ouade.

sixteen hours has a new horse.

old college try leads one on many roads. Tom Yarch said that


Son-in-law Art

Hein, who is quite a hunter and therefore keeps a few dogs, says that pa will have to watch the horse next fall as his dogs need meat during the rabbit and fox season.

Joe Kowalski, one of our handsome young eli-

gibles, has a new red coupe. Red is a hard color to hide, Joe, but Ave know from your remarks that you are satisfied with your credentials for the leap year season.

Art Santini isn't saying much—but boy does that, nice new black Pontiac speak for him! Stay away




made up his mind to move all h i s cottages and boats to Lake May where the good fishing was until Tom discover


Watson Siczinski, a shovel operator for eight hours per day and a gentleman farmer the other


Now the

ties Nature has to offer over at Hillman. That

ing the month of April.


Bob Pearse had fool

ed his pals for a long t i m e. Until recent!}' the}' believed that the many trips to Lake May were to enjoy the beau boys wonder what beau

arrived dur

Best of luck to the Crit

Maybe that's why

Tim Horn calls his "Smoky" Schultz. We under stand that Tim is responsible for Al's sun tan com-

if that was a moustache claims to have seen more hair on a bacon rind than Herb was

B o b

Just "Among Ourselves"

What a man, Doc, what a man!

cerning our employees. The only way we can ac

showing on lip.


of smelt from six dips in Clymer's Creek recently.

The aim of this column of "Calcite Screenings" is to obtain all the news items we possibly can con



this spring that a

good bamboo pole would reach the center of the lake from any spot on shore. No chance to rent boats in a place like that so Louie has decided to stay where he is. We've heard so much about beaver meat this

spring. Even Frank Grohowski gets real talkative about its qualities after Doc Bruder gave him a sample. Wm. "Mutts" Cherette almost had heart failure when he couldn't find his car the day after he ab

sent mindedly strolled home in the wee morning hours leaving the car on the street. We also under stand that he found it impossible to put a hub cap

on that part of the wheel designed for the brake

girls, Art just got that car for transportation to the golf course and to take Mom and Pop riding.


All the boys have been going after the smelt and suckers this spring. Boehmer used to give us those next to impossible fish stories but guess who the plant watchman might be that got three milk cans

tions: One. "Are you still living at the lake, Ernie?" —This from September to January, and "Did you

Ernie Ardain never stops answering two ques

move to the lake already ?—This from February to September. 1309

Julius Zempel has been handling autos for a good many years now but finds that the engineers can still build them tricky. He confesses that one of his embarrassing moments occurred when he could

Gust succeeded in luring a nice 13-1-2 inch trout to

not find reverse while parked in Main Street traffic,

in the creel. Gust changed places with the fish. Was

and Joe Penglase had to give him a hand on the shifting lever.

The boys at the Shop tell us that Adolph Redman has put his initials on the bumper timbers of all the older steam locomotives since the Diesels arrived.

"Boys oh boys, that makes some wood" he says. After six weeks of hard labor, Happy Hopp has dug his basement deep enough. As by-products he has on hand two hundred tons of choice openhearth and several carloads of assorted sizes of screenings.

the water in the Little Ocqueoc warm enough for

swimming Gust?

Earl Nagel and Julius Patzer found that bullhead

fishing in the Ocqueoc isn't as pleasant as its crack ed up to be. Earl and Julius managed to get a nice mess of bullheads, but on the way home Julius took a wrong turn in the road and did an exceptionally neat job of miring his car in the river. Earl says that he didn't mind getting stuck, but the five-mile

hike he had to take to get help spoiled his appetite for bullheads.

What did the hot stove lea

Joe Waytosek seemingly holds the world's speed record

at the time office last winter?

Well, they fought most of the big battles of history with Ruell and Pete specializing on the Ethiopian conquest; Bill

for cross country running. The


other day he and Dave Larson were working in the Power House. Suddenly a loud ex plosion rent the air.

Kowalske and Larson sunk all the navies and built new and


Dave said

that he felt something rush past him and out the door.

better ones; Tom Kelley caught


up on his choice bits of read

ing; John Bruning caught all the big ones and did a lot of lumbering; Bill Peetz confess

Seven minutes later Joe called up from Krakow and said that


he was on his way back.


Dave to the door—that's why


P. S. Joe claims that he beat

ed that he didn't understand women's morals and surmised

Dave stayed behind.

It seems that Julius Zemple still has a bit of trouble shift

ing gears on his car. One day, after driving all the way to the

Hundreds of stars in the pretty sky, Hundreds of shells on the shore together

skunked in six minutes flat at

Hundreds of birds that go singing by,

the spitzer table.

Hundreds of birds in the sunny weather, Hundreds of dew drops to greet the dawn.

Wilson Pines comes back from winter work with a new

Hundreds of bees in the purple clover, Hundreds of butterflies on the lawn

Plant in "low", he asked one of the boys where "low" was.

Ray Grigg, sampler, seems to be having a little difficulty in regard to his transportation facilities. The other day a cer

But only one Mother the wide world over. version of that knotty, decim ated pipe he loves so well. Just a thumb nail full of chips and a handful of matches tain nice looking little brunette came down to give him a ride home, but the trouble was that Ray had per hour—that's peaceful smoking. his car there. Better luck next time, Ray. "What, you're going down to another wedding in Have you ever noticed that a certain young man Alpena?" Joe Kowalski: "Oh, that's just to see what kind from the Electrical Shop is spending his weekends of arrangements are in style. The bug is getting me, in Flint? Isn't it rather hard to get up in time for work Monday morning, Izzy? you know."

Doc Bruder has discovered that tender young beaver is the best source of vitamin E.

To enable

him to meet all vitamin E deficiency between sea

sons, he has cold packed a hundred quarts for his personal use.

There seem to be some among us who have strewn rubbish, boxes, cans and glass on the high way edge and close to the beach—almost from town


Wanted—One good towline for No. 102 in case I run short of fuel oil again. Clarence Stewart. Bill Wischnefski claims that this double shift

business is no good. Bill works one shift at the plant and another at home on his house.

Wanted — One Bulldozer for landscape work around my switch shanty. Gaylord Smith.

to the plant during winter. Besides being a dis credit to us as citizens this practice of dumping refuse makes the road unsafe especially for those

as a carpenter.

who walk to work.

that's out of line, too.



his hook, but in the process of getting him safely

gue of watchmen accomplish

there's lots of funny things. John Demby showed Mark Haswell and experts the game of cribbage and Julius was


Gust Schaedig is a stalwart fisherman, but the other day fickle Mother Nature got the best of him.

Chum Raymond is beginning to doubt his ability He built a house and discovered

that it is out of line. Then he added a porch, and

A) i


[f vou need a rivet expander, asks Elory Mod-

Xow we're wondering about Bill KowaDkc is

rzvuski. He'll run all over the plant looking for

he going on a diet? Ile forgot his lunch pail


times last week.

Whenever Herb Haselhuhii gets beat to a job by another tractor. Herb brands the driver a •'high

One morning while riding from the time office to ihe dumps, it seems that James O'Connor fell

pressure operator". Are there many of them at the asleep standing up in the front part oi" the bus. The bus stopped where we were to get oil. but O'Con

plant I lerb?

nor was blocking the way, and Smith thinking none

was getting off there, started going again. Modtrying to excercise his duties as a peace officer. rzynski let out a sell to stop the bus and O'Connor I'at Sheedlo has been haying his troubles lately

Seems that while I'at was endeavoring to quiet a

disorderly person, Sparks Lezinske, thinking that the I). P. was getting the worst of the battle, came to his aid.


Sparks s«id

woke up.

.eon Ruell is quite a crooner. Ever) day he \\Miild sing the boys a few

that next time he'll look


I. h a t little escapade brought him too close to

Theodore Le-vcck and

M a i n te n a n ce

Stanley Okolowicz be came pals on the job. They were really an odd I air. Theodore being six ieet three and "Shorty" hardly five feet. We us ually kept our eyes on

the track just south of tl;c Oil House. Hut lo ve stigation disc 1o s e d

that they wen- merely testing a lawn mower that Ed had repaired. Radka



those two because there

certainly were a lot oi laughs.



During Lent "Shorty" would bring a lot of raw

Shovel operators Bou tin








eggs to eat.


added hazard to the job. They claim that it keeps to

keep from scooping up some of the wooing cou

Ho. heave, ho! A common sight for this crew many times during the day. Left to right: Ralph Davidson. Dick Lamb, Fred Wetherton, Bill Joppich, Julius Greengtske, Henry Kaminski, Alex Malocha and Ford

ples that like to park by the reclaim pile.


We understand that Vincent Kuehinski has


This crew under the guidance of Alex Ma

locha had charge of handling and delivering materials, setting up stagings, etc., on the boat repair work this Another unit of the winter repair erew who

contributed skill in doing their work and added to their

bought a couple swarms laurels with a record of NO ACCIDENTS. of bees and intends go ing into the bee business. Hope yon don't get stung take il off. Finally Vincent.

Some of the boys were a bit nonplussed a few davs ago when both Cordy Adrain and Eloyd l"r-

One day

some of the fellows said that he ate a dozen raw.

but most of us agreed

that it was only eight. One




were lamping. Han 13cebe was sighting t helifts. I'.aldy Rose had his foot on tin- rail a few times and each timeDan would tell him to

Raldy said, "Gee whiz. Dan. \oifre just like a locomotive -you want all ol the


The active and energetic Cash Sobeck on the .-cc-

back in place. Their trim waistlines were the en vy of all who beheld them. When asked about the

,,11,1 day of winter work-: ••Hurry up there boys. we're way behind on this job!'" Ralph O'Toole: "Gosh, this nut is frozen mi .and

sudden transformation, both boys replied that a new diet was the answer. But, alas, ihe truth will

Elorian Modrzyuski: "It shouldn't he. That truck has been standing here in the garage for three

laub came oil the job with their '•fallen chests'"

prevail and it has recently been discovered that the athletic waistlines were due. not to a diet, but <


fellows teach him Polish wonder if he. still remembers any ol it.

crew. They were seen mowing the grass along


the same



Ed Radka had joined the

pert (?) i cpair.


was having some of the

For awhile we thought that Ervin Joppich and



sing at


the jail for comfort.



al ly a person can't work

before he leaps because

rather to reducing belts. Eloyd and Cordy have taken a lot of kidding about it. but Eloyd claims the seven pounds he lost is nothing to joke about.

I can't budge it."


Everybody is riding the new Ford bus to work. Even Ed Radka likes to drive the bus again and Jul ius was on hand as conductor on the initial trip. 1311

Ben Hounds "put the bee" on the boys in his spitzer club this season, lien went right out and took the honors without any fuss. The part that pleased him was showing the ••brains" of the local teaching staff how to go out and get 'em.

Bear stories from off the hill again.


Ghlrich tells his fellow drillers to fear not. as a

bear isn't dangerous.

When asked to explain fur

ther, he said that a man always sees the bear first and after that l'.ruin couldn't see the man if he so

desired. The boys say that Chas. can certainly do a last disappearing act when he comes onto one of the big black fellows.

Leon "Daddy" Ruell is backing tvp hjs arguments about the wondrous qualities of a Ford \'-<x by in vesting in a new one. Daddy never tires of praising his trusty Fords. When using hand tools, care should be taken to

keep them in good condition. A good looking chap who has oft been the sub

ject of comment in these columns has given us our final chance—a parting jibe. We have Usually cov ered his activities in the social whirl and on


golf course too thoroughly lor his liking. As we were forced to do under like circumstances to his pal "Penny" lloeft, we must forever leave Lester

Raymond alone as the wedding bells are


soon—saved by the gong. Ee.s.

We fear his golf

game will suffer hut we trust that he will play-

often enough to keep up those drinks he has been so benevolent with the past few seasons.

^We are certainly glad to report that Car Dumper Envin Adrian and Pump Tender John Noble haveboth licked "ole man" pneumonia and will soon beback on the job again.

Whenever possible, correct hazards as soon as they are discovered.

Norman "Chief" Dullack and Frank Reinke are

doing a new kind of spreading in a new place. They are busy putting pulverized Calcite limestone oil

their lawns. After this spring rainy season is past

they will take up the pastime of spreading "baa-

lony" again.

Have that scratch attended to at once.



Nobody does what he's hired to do if he can

find a good excuse to do something else. Our experience is that it takes a lot of overhead to support the good things of life.

Jupiter. Neptune, Saturn and I'rauus are larger

planets than the earth. The planets Mars, Mercury, Pluto, and Venus are smaller than our earth.

A *

Can you find the following employees or local

people in this group of youngsters?

Einnie Covey

Rudolph Tosch. August Ouade. (ins l-'.rkfritz. Win.

Erkfritz. Alvin Raymond. Alva Meyer. Roy Duelt-

Nestcr. Minnie Erkfitz Demerest. Elizabeth Heller.

gen. Adolph Radka. Maurice Richards. Ilen'rv Han

P.redow Poch. Lenorc Schlager Elorip. Henry Hoeft. Frank Chrzan. Art Voight. Cordy Admin,

thirty years ago. Have we missed any of this group

Violet Steele Courval, Erma Radka Joppich, Anna sen, Ernest Bruning. This picture was taken about 1312

who are still local residents that vou know?


1 FOIblt IviLVCF 0

!â&#x20AC;˘ â&#x20AC;˘


Pictured at the right is one of the projects spon sored by the East Prcsque Isle Sportsmans' Club. It is a small dam designed to equalize the water level in Trout River throughout the year so as to

improve the stream for fishing. The dam was des igned by the Conservation Department which also supervised and assisted in its construction. The work was financed hy donations from local busi nessmen and interested sportsmen, with most of the labor being done by members of the club. Thus the dam assumes the nature of a community project aimed at improving and rehabilitating a stream which was once known as the finest trout stream in

this section of the country.

After completion of the dam the Conservation Department stocked the stream with 1.100 legal .size brook trout and 2,000 fingerlings of the same

species. As a curiosity 100 albino trout were also planted. In a year and a half since its organization the East Presque Isle Sportsmans' Club has sponsored a number of projects similar to this one. Among its undertakings may also be listed the transfer ring of deer to this vicinity, pheasant raising, for est conservation and improved law enforcement. The "Screenings" congratulates the Club on its success and wishes it

the best of results in



To you fellows who claim Doc I'ruder does a lot of talking about his hunting and fishing powers we submit the next picture; Doc's success during the

beaver season.

We have been of the opinion that

Doc's stories are sometimes more entertaining than convincing but he gives us all proof this lime. Verified by his partner we were told that the sea son's total netted thirteen beaver, one weighing as

Below is Chas. Link with the. bob cat and son-

much as one hundred pounds of which Doc has seventy-five pounds packed away for his summer's meat supply. We gladly refer Doc to anyone in terested in the art of trapping beaver and how to prepare them as a table delicacy.

in-law Carl Schaedig with two nice red fox. Just a day's bag for these two hunters. Charlie a welder in the Shop whose second nature is trapping and

Fat women are always cooking sweet things "for

lows enjoy a hunt together and on leisure days are out enjoying the pleasures that a hunt provides to

the children."

Emmet Rose, Harold Nidy and Virgil Beebe. (pic tured below) are three members of the Electrical Crew on winter boat repair. The record shows they were conscientious in doing their work and

doing it safely. Handling material and working in tight places requires considerable thought to keep ' from getting hurt. They are to be recommended as are all of the crew for doing a good job safely.

3o-c%is BETAREF

hunting got his experience during his early years in Canada.

Carl was raised in the .Moltke hills and

knows all the tricks of the cunning fox.

the outdoor man.

Both fel


William. So beckJI <er n s i o i n r r

Giuiess WJito ?

William Sobeck. recently retired from active ser

vice in the Mill Department was born in New York slate in the year


At the age of three. he moved with his par ents to Pre-sque Isle County

We fear this Guess Who will be an easy one as our hero didn't lose any ol his good looks as most of

us do when the years slip by.

where he re


As a young man he farmed and worked in the

I u in b e r


s t o n e



C 0 m p a n y, and has worked there until his retirement.

Bill is seventy years young, and is Finding that while it's pretty nice to be able to sleep h the mornings, lie sometimes gets loneâ&#x20AC;˘oiiic \>Âť- the Mill and

would like to get back on the job. I le has been a faith

ful employee and well liked by his fellowworkers. And while we



el Department. Building Ms

Twenty-six years ago he was employed in the M ill I )eparlinent of the Michigan Lime-

P> urn

County fifty years or more ago he made his appear ance locally in 1916 and has always worked in the Shov own home and raising three

children helped keep bis span- time well occupied. He is a great fisherman

and we remember that his catches were the envy of those who made the rounds of the many lakes in this territory. He has given freely ol his time and labor in church work and fraternal organizations. His record as a worker has been excellent and he al

ways remembers that the safe way is the best way to do the job.

Our ('mess Who in the las! issue of "Screenings"

was Elmer "Sam" Yoight. locomotive supply man at ihe Target I Louse-

I'/.\i1111pic- '0:1 j(.\x ITenthe Op Iimism What's your outlook for tin- future? An example of extreme optimism is provided by this aged cou ple who left Pulawski Twp., Presqne Isle County, when they were in their seventies to settle a farm in Chippewa Co.. W sconsin. They are Mr. and

miss seeing him on the

job we are glad that heis in a position to take things easy for awhile. When



cerning his hobbies he said his best hobby was en joying life. We know him to be quite a spitzer

player and gives his buddies plenty of competition with the pasteboards. Being active physically he spends considerable time in his vegetable garden which is usually one of the nicest ones around. He is a proud home owner and has raised a family of seven children. Knowing Bill we can tell you that though he has retired from active service he has not retired from the pleasures life has to offer.

We hope his good health continues for many

years and that he will always be the same jolly, sociable chap. Good Luck and Best Wishes from "Calcite Screenings." A vacationist just

back" from the Ozarks. tells

of a mountaineer who found a pocket mirror, lost by a tourist. "Well, if il ain't my old dad." said he. as he looked

in the mirror. "I never kuowed he had his pitcher look."

He took the mirror to the attic and slipped it into an old trunk. While doing so he was observed

by his suspicious wife. That night she slipped up to the attic and found the mirror.

"Ilum-um!" she said, looking into il, "So that's the old hag he's been chasin'." 1314

Mrs. Julius Paul] age 109 and 105 respectively. Mr. Paull is an uncle to Leo Paul! of the Blasting De partment, and a grandfather of Mrs. Gus Dehring

whose husband is employed in the Drilling Depart

ment. We understand this couple is still actively engaged in farm work.



Safety Poster And Essay Contest r Among The Students Safety education has taken its place in the schools of the country side by side with health, thrift, character education and



which all together make up the immensely impor tant subject of citizenship. In other words, safety is one of the elements which make for personal and

social adjustment to a highly complex civilization. The great increase in street accidents has brought into sharp relief the necessity for preparing chil dren to meet successfully the hazards which will inevitably confront them in their daily life. The

purpose of the movement for safety education is two-fold. Its immediate purpose, springing from the gravity of the accident situation in our large cities, is to teach children to value and conserve hu man life and health through the prevention of ac cidents and the avoidance of dangerous practices

which might imperil themselves or their neighbors. Safety education also takes upon its self the task of demonstrating the part that safety plays in the whole scheme of an active, happy, satisfying life. Our Poster and Essay Contest this year was well received by the students and faculty of St. Ignatius School and Rogers City Public School. The essays were up to .par of previous years, with the girls having it over the boys in the final judging. The

r r

posters were not as good as others we have had in the past, but we find in this part of the contest that most of the entries were from the younger students. The winners in the essay contest were: St. Ignatius School—Blanche Smolinski.

Rogers City Public School—Grade 8, Barbara V-

Haswell; Grade 9, Margaret Mulka; Grade 10, June Kunner; Grade 11, Denny Larke; Grade 12, Eliza beth Boehmer.

Winner in the poster contest was Wallace Dehring, St. Ignatius School. The winning poster is re produced on this page. We feel that safety education work among the school children in this community is on the up


Evidence of this is shown in the honors

awarded the Public School this spring by the Mich

igan Branch of the American Automobile Associa tion. Due to a perfect safety record and following the rules designated by the AAA, the captain of 0*

the Public School was given a trip to Washington, D. C, as were captains from sixty other Michigan cities. We congratulate the students and directors of the Public Schools for this wonderful achieve

ment in safety work.

An example of the type of essay submitted is this one by Denny Larke, prize winner for eleventh grade Public School.

the belittling fact that their total chemical value is little more than 85 cents. It has also proved that the chemicals of which we are composed are of a

very common variety. Why then can we not by artificial means reproduce life? The answer is because science lacks the secret of the one impor

tant factor called the spark of life.

This is the

same way with our safety problem.

Civic bodies

have installed ingenious devices on our streets to aid safety.

Automobile manufacturers and public

spirited newspapers have done their part. month after month







slaughter of man. How vain life is if we live and strive day after day for the things that matter in life such as love, position and happiness, and then in one second to have all our hopes shattered and our lives driven into oblivion by the carelessness of

somebody. It isn't a cheerful thing to think of a human battered beyond recognition or mingled with a ton of twisted steel lying lifeless on some

highway, especially if the horrible cadaver might be you. We can see now how useless all our safety campaigns, slogans, etc., have proved themselves. The mind of the public is simply not pregnant with the idea of safety. Until it is we shall have no sign of a decreasing death rate from accidents.

Of the accident fatalities suffered by persons in

the 5-14 age group, motor vehicle accidents kill more than any other kind—38 per cent. Drownings are second, with 19 per cent of the victims. In the 15-24 age group motor vehicles still rank No. 1 as an instrument of accidental death, killing

52 per cent of the accident victims. Drownings are second with 12 per cent.

Most of you who read this story are between 25 and 64 years of age. In this group, too, motor ve hicle accidents lead, with 41 per cent of the deaths. Falls are second with 16 per cent. There is but one conclusion. Throughout the en


tire span of our more active years, motor vehicle

Modern chemistry has probed into the make up of our physical bodies and has confronted us with

accidents are far and away ahead of any other

single agency of accidents as a threat to our safety. 1315



Mr. Henry Vieghlan, father of Ernest Vieghlan of the Power House, died on Jan. 13, 1940. Carl Wenzel, son of Chas. Wenzel, a plant watch man, and brother of Lewis C. Wenzel of the paint

crew, met his death April 18, 1940, when, during the fit-out, the throttle valve on the Str. B. H. Tay


lor burst fatally scalding he and Stewart Church. Carl was employed as a coal passer. Funeral ser


vices were from St. John's Lutheran Church with

the Rev. L. A. Linn officiating.

Burial was in

Rogers City Memorial Park.

Stewart Church, second assistant engineer on

I'll be content Whenever death's command shall come

the Str. B. H. Taylor, was fatally injured on April 18th, in the above mentioned accident.


To fold my tent, And journey onward unafraid To that blest place Where earthly ills dare not invade

Deutsch Funeral Home, Cleveland, with Rabbi Owen Khan officiating.

Nor sin deface.

Detroit Dock, died from complications following

March 1930.

of the Transportation Department passed away on December 3, 1939. Burial services were from St.

Casimir's Church, Posen, Michigan. Capt. Harry Cook passed away on December 15, 1939 at Marine Hospital in Detroit. Harry was a tug captain for fourteen years with the M. L. & C. Co. and was active up until three months before his



pneumonia on April 8, 1940.

During these hours of grief and sorrow "Calcite

JtvecoFd oi Plant Newlywecls Louis Isabell of the Bradley Transportation Co.

and friendship of all who knew him. He leaves a

wife, two daughters, Dorothy and Catherine, and two sons, James of the Bradley Transportation Co. and William at home. Burial services were at Amer-

stburg, Ontario, Canada. Willard Elowske the nine year old son of Mr. and

Mrs. Albert Elwoske passed away on December 14, 1939. His father, Albert, is employed in the Drilling Department. Mrs. Anna Schefke, mother of Leo Schefke of

the Bradley Transportation Co., died on February 12, 1940, at the age of 58 years. Adolph and Robert Schefke of the Track Department are brothers. Burial services were in charge of Rev. C. T. Skowronski.

Mrs. Chas. Link, wife of Chas. Link of the Gen

eral Repair Shop, passed away on February 26, Funeral services were from the home with

burial in Rogers City Cemetery. Rev. Lloyd Marx officiated.

Gerald Tulgestke, an employee in the Transpor tation Dept., was fatally injured in a quarry acci dent on Feb. 27, 1940. His father, Alfred, is em ployed in the Blasting Dept. Funeral services were

from the Westminster Church with Rev. S. J. Fran cis officiating. Burial was in Rogers Citv Memori al Park.

Mrs. Donald MacLeod, wife of Donald MacLeod,

Mate on the Str. W. F. White, passed away on Funeral ser

vices were from the Hamilton Funeral Home in


Screenings" offers a most sincere sympathy.

death. He was a fine fellow who had the respect

March 21, 1940. after a long illness.

Funeral services were from

Adam Roth, employed as a Truck Driver at the

Xavier J. Buza, aged 78, father of Edward Buza



had been an employee on the Bradley boats since






Munson on Dec. 2, 1939, by the Rev. Geo. J. Gougeon. Kenneth Bruning of the Bradley Transportation Co. was united in marriage to


Melva Hagen on December 20, 1939, by the Rev. Louis A.


. Linn.

Adolph Filipiak of the Transportation Dept. was married to Agnes Pilon on December 21, 1939, by the Rev. C. T. Skowronski.

Arnold Zinke of the Bradley Transportation Co. was married to Ruth Adrian on December 30, 1939, by the Rev. Herman Heinecke.

Melvin Hopp of the Mill Dept. was united in marriage to Emily Makowski on December 23,


1939, by the Rev. Louis A. Linn.

Robert Monroe of the Bradley Transportation Co. was united in marriage to Fannie Tiffany on December 25, 1939, by the Rev. R. D. Malany. Leo Widajewski of the Bradley Transportation Co. was united in marriage to Hazel Walters on

Jan. 8, 1940, by the Rev. F. L. McLaughlin.

Philip Muscynski of the Bradley Transportation Co. was married to Beatrice Nowicki on Jan. 20, 1940, by the Rev. C. T. Skowronski.

Gerald Bunton of the Bradley Transportation Co. and Virginia King were married on January 17, 1940, by Justice of Peace Howard N. Champhir.


James Cook of the Bradley Transportation Co. was married to Anne Kowalski on Jan. 18, 1940, by the Rev. C. T. Skowronski.

Detroit. Michigan.

Victor Rickle of the Bradley Transportation Mrs. Henry Fleming, mother of Harry Fleming Co. and Victoria Nokonieczny were married by Rev. of the Transportation Dept., passed away on May C. T. Skowronski on March 25, 1940. 6, 1940. Burial was from St. Michael's Lutheran Earl Wenzel of the Bradley Transportation Co. *> Church, Belknap, with Rev. E. C. Weber officiating. was united in marriage to Vera Pommeranke on 1316


March 30, 1940. by the Rev. 11. A. Dimke. Philip Kauia of the Track Dept. and Helen Streasick were married by the Rev. |. (iorski on April 22, 1940.

Elmer Cruelke of the Boat Loading Dept. was married to Martha Strxclccki on April 20. 19-10, by the Rev. E. C. Weber.

Louis 1lornbachcr of the Construction Dept. was

united in marriage to Marion llerr on Dee. 29, 1939. by the Rev. L. A. Barnes of Vine Valley. X. V. Florian Modrzynski of the Yard Dept. and Viola Wtrgau were married on Jan. 6, 1940. by Justice of Peace J. M. Rieger. "Calcite Screenings" wishes all the

newlywcds every joy and lots of hap

on February 4th. Mr. Carter is employed in the Yard Department.

Marv Jane to Mr. anil Mrs. George Leveck on .March'1st. Mr. Leveck is employed by the Bradley Transportation Co. Cail Ann to .Mr. and Mrs. Martin Joppich <>u March 9th. Mr. Joppich is employed by the Bradley Transportation Co. Lea Eva to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rubio on March

15th. Mr. Rubio is employed in the Track Depart ment.

Joan Arlene to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Frederick ..ii March 25th. Mr. Frederick is employed by tin Bradley Transportation Co. Donna Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wasylk on

April 1st. Mr. Wasylk is employed in the Shovel

py years together.


Do yon wish to change the ben eficiary in your company insurance policy? If so. bring your policy to the Main Office and make applica tion for a change of beneficiary.

Rita Mae to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Lines on April 14th. Mr. (pines is employed in the Construction Department. Beverly .Ann to Mr. ami Mrs. Kenneth I'iechan on April 29th. Mr. I'iechan is emple>ycd as a Tele phone ()perator.

Are I cut Aware '!

Jerry Michael to Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Les/.inske on December 12th. Mr. Les/.inske is employed as a Radio Operator.

Sons were horn lo the following employees:

That the total lax receipts of the State of Mich igan for the year ended Itine 30. 1939, were $205.-

Donald Clarence to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Mod-


That the State received $51,813,904 from its sales

and use taxes. S28.37o.412 from its gasoline tax and $19,878,590 from its automotive weight tax?

That these three taxes provided $100.0f>8.90b or 49 per cent of the Stale's tax revenue for the year? That the gasoline and weight taxes anil the auto motive share of the sales tax contributed $58,212.488 to the total?

That automotive vehicle users thus paid approxi mately 28 per cent of all State tax collections in the last fiscal year?

rzynski on October 29th, Mr. Modrzyuski is emI loved by the- Bradley. Transportation Company. Merlin Arnold to Mr. and Mrs. Merlin I'erdike on

November 27th. Mr. I'erdike is employed hy the Bradley Transportation Co. I'.rian Otto to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbert Wirgau on

November 18th. Mr. Wirgau is employed by ihe Bradley Transportation Co. I.eroy James to Mr. ami Mrs. Philip Kn/.riicki on January 4lh. Mr. kuznicki is employed in the Yard Idepartment. Daniel Walter to Mr. and Mrs. Hugo liredow on February 1st. Mr. I'redow is employed in the Tran

sportation Department.

' Anthony Maxwell to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. A. Bell-

New Arrivals Jornig

taore on February 17th. Mr. Bellinore is employed in the Mill Department. Larry Allen to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence I'.clhnore on February 19th. Mr. Rellmore is employed in the Mill Department.

JI Happiness

Francis Edward to Mr. and Mrs. William LaLon

de "ii February 22ml. Mr. LaLonde is employed by Since








fall of 1939. daughters were born to the following employees: Dianna Carol to Mr. and Mrs, Orville I'iechan on

November 29th. Mr. I'iechan is employed as a boat loader. f

Margaret Louise to Mr. and Mrs. Julius Budnick on December 24th. Mr. Ihidnick is employed as a truck driver.

Gail Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Xormau Raymond on

January 10th. Mr. Raymond is employed by the Bradley Transportation Co. Sally Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mayes on Jan uary 14th. Mr. Mayes is employed in the Mill De partment. Nancv Mav to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Carter |r.

tin- Bradley Transportation Co. Xeil to Mr. and Mrs. Merman Vogler on February 24th. Mr. Vogler is employed by the Bradlex Transportation Co. Louis

Paul to

Mr. and

Mrs. Louis Urban on

March -l-lh. Mr. Urban is employed by the Rradley Transporlatiou Co. Arthur Llmer to Mi', ami Mrs. Elmer Bruning on

March 20th. Mr. Bruning is employed in the Drill ing Department. Robert Lee to Mr. and Mrs. R. I-'. Crillendou on

April 23rd. Mr. Crittendon is Station Manager of the Central Radio Co.

"Calcite Screenings" wishes the parents much

joy in guiding the destinies of these new family members. 1317

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jDzadLsu -Jianitioitatlon Comhanu - Cxlvj Jliit-igqo f Steamer






John G. munson

W. F. White

C. A. Thorsen

Walter Callum

Theo. Dahlburg Roland Bryan

F. F. Pearse Mark Haswell

Lester Bannon

Gilbert Kempe

M. R. MacLean Donald McLeod William Chain

Oscar Miller

Wm. Joppich

George Leveck

Norman Raymond

Wm. Hornbacher

Theo. Strand

Fred Beebe

Law son Macklem

Wm. Hursh

J. Sucharski

Albert Hoeft Hilton Gould

Oscar Jacobsen James Selke

Clarence Mulka

Bernard Lasch

Chas. Pohelia

Allen Strand

Leon DePeudry

Charles Cook

Edwin Hoeft

Theo. Werner

Lester Gordon

Herman Vogler

Julian Yarch

Ivan Lee

Howard Morrill Wm. LaLonde

Ford Winfield

Hilmar Piatt

James Cook

Martin Joppich

Louis Urban

Arthur Breckon

Herbert Friedrich

Harry Pilarski

Kenneth Bruning

Walter Hincka

Wm. Halligan Neil Jackson John Gregory

Nelson Free

Carl Mulka

Henry Yarch

Merle McLean

Marvin Taylor

Melvin Friedrich

John Robarge

Albert Schultz

Earl Wenzel

John Sparre George Hoy

Thos. Suttle

Arthur Urdal

J. A. Anderson

Norman Henderson

Wm. Shay

Ray Eier Harry Sloan Wm. Mooney

Harold Nidy

Earl Schaeffer

Alfred Dwyer Frank Berg

Wesley Bishop

Joseph Buck

Herbert Stout

Donald Lamp

Walter Ellefson

Victor Rickle

George Bellmore John Claus George Kerr

Stanley Gabrysiak

Wm. McKay Henry Newhouse

(T) Martin Sobeck Everett Shay

(T) Wilbert Perdike

Robert Monroe

Mike Idalski

Russell Kowalske

Richard Haneckow

Rex OToole

Robert Lowe

Walter Buza

Wm. Patchkowski

Chris Swartz

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Ed. Voight John Spiekhout


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Norman Allgiers



J Glen Paradise




Julius Greengtske John Bredow Everett Schlager Louis Isabelle Leon Dietlin

Carl Hagedorn Kenneth Palmer

(T) Harold Partyka Aclelor DuLac

Leopold Mulka Roland Gager

Bernard Darga

Norval Schlager

Victor Weiss

Otto Sparre

Louis Leveck

John Leonard

John Zoho

Frank Warwick

Leo Schefke

Harold Fleming

Melvin Hamann

John Selke Willard Giddings

Ed Hilla

Frank Strzlecki

Douglas McDonald George Lamb

Gerald Bunton

Ferd Limberg

Ed Lawrence

Marlow Pardike

Harold Felax

John Gordon

Marvin Schwaegler

Harold Hoefner

Robert Sheridan

Victor Klee

Edwin Ehrke

James Lamb

Nathan Cadwell

Arnold Zinke

Gerald Burns

Steve Repke

Andrew Nedeau




Marvin Adrian Alvis Radka





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Captain First Mate

C. McQuinn Alfred Tyrell

Leo Moll

Second Mate

Alex Malocha

Roland Ursem

Third Mate Wheelsman

D. Langridge Henry Kaminski

John Miller Virgil Beebe


Herbert Noble

Donald Monroe


Fred Wetherton

Clayton Gordon


Stanley Idalski

Alex Selke




Harry Piechan Ralph Davidson

Alfred Jarvis


Gordon O'Toole

Leo Widajewski Lindsay Hawkins



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Deckwatch Deckwatch

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Dean O'Connor


Elmer Fleming Harry Joppich Philip Idalski


Reuben Klee

Wilbert Wirgau


Percy Heward Guy LaBounty

Herschel Pettit

C. T. Greenleaf

Ray Buehler

Robly Wilson

Steve Chibola

Deckwatch r

Donald Nauts

Chief Engineer 1st Ass't Engr. 2nd Ass't Engr

Earl LaLonde

Lyle Goulette

Chas. Frederick

Eric Winter

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3rd Ass't Engr.

Arnold Specht

Sylvester Sobeck


Wm. Kunner


Laverne Bruder

Stanley Nowicki


Merlin Perdike

Ed Oiseck

Stanley Bellmore Anthony Yarch Philip Mttczynski Frank Kelley

Eugene Dwyer

Oiler Stokerman

Stokerman Stokerman Fireman

Roland Tulgetske


Steve Vacoff


William Budnick


Erhardt Felax


Alphonse Schaedig


C. Modrzynski

Handyman Wiper Vern Henry Edward Berg

Coal Passer

William Schwert

Coal Passer Coal Passer

Julius Smolinski Jerome Cherette


Albert Goodreau

Chas. Lister

Second Cook Second Cook

Wilbert Bredow Frank Kenefick

John Paradise


Wilbert Zempel

Lawrence O'Toole


Earl Leveck

Ralph Gapske


Henry Guthman

Conveyorman Asst. Conveyorman

John Hoeft

Lester Pines

Clarence Dietlin Edward Schultz

Stanley Centella




The Bradley Transportation Company Safety Meetings and Personal News RESULTS OF PAST WINTER'S SCHOOL The May bulletin of the Lake Carriers' Associa

tion states that last fall's increasingly large activ ity in vessel operation was the forerunner for an unusually large attendance in the Lake Carriers'

school of navigation and marine engineering. More than 100 wheelsmen were awarded original license and a raise of grade was granted to 57 officers.

In the Cleveland navigation class Captain J. C. Murray was assisted by Wm. A. Fearer, second mate on the R. V. Lindabury and by John M. Nagy, second mate in the Cleveland-Cliffs fleet.

At Port

Huron Captain George R. Manuel was assisted by Captain George Gay, master of the Steamer John R. McLean.

In the Cleveland marine engineering class David Gaehr was assisted by James J. Nolan, chief en

gineer on the Monroe C. Smith, and by Alfred Dwyer, assistant engineer on the W. F. White.

At Marine City Ralph Britz, chief engineer on the Steamer Hemlock was assisted by Arthur A.

observe the mechanism better, in order to avoid a similar accident.

The chairman mentioned the safety equipment on board the ship and asked the men to use it and to report any equipment that did not look safe for use.

The committee discussed the care and proper fluid to use in fire extinguishers. The dangers of handling oxygen tanks were re viewed and men cautioned not to handle them alone

and to be sure of equipment in handling them. The deck crew recommended that a bracket be installed so that coal bunker hatch leaves would

not drop down when opened.

It was also suggested that holes be cut on hop per sides of gates to enable the unloading crew to sec when the pockets are empty. The deck crew was cautioned of the dangers of standing near ca

bles where considerable slack was present. With no further suggestions or recommendations the meeting adjourned at 1:20 p. m.

Baker, chief engineer on the Steamer Maunaloa.

Of the Cleveland Marine Engineering class Wm.

E. Mooney of the Str. Bradley has a raise of grade to first assistant engineer and Michael G. Kerr of the Str. Bradley, Russell Kowalske of the Str. Bradley, William MacKay of the Str. Munson and

Victor Rickle of the Str. White were granted orig inal licenses.


Bill Hornbacher would be disappointed if his name weren't in the "Screenings" so here it is folks. Rumor has it that Mark Haswell has been consid

ering an offer from Arthur Murray. his Rhu-mba technique?

Could it be

When Pete Miller bowled 186 to beat Tasky Jacobsen Tasky said he had a sore finger. Boy!

Of the Marine City Engineering class Rex O'Toole of the Str. Calcite and Everett Shay of the Str. Taylor were granted original licenses. The above young men are to be complimented on

That one smells.

their ambitions and desires and "Calcite Screen

ceptible male, but he isn't calling Vic Klee "Pa" for

ings" wishes them every success in their climb towards the top. Str. Carl D. Bradley - SAFETY MEETINGS

Date of Meeting: May 15, 1940.

Present: Walter Callum. Chairman; George Hoy, Secretary; Frank Warwick; Russell Kowalske, John Clause, Victor Klee, Neil Jackson, Ed. Hoeft, and the balance of crew not on watch.

Meeting called to order at 12:30 p. m. The chairman read the minutes of the last meet

ing, the suggestions were discussed, some of the

work has been started and will be completed at an early date.

Captain Pearse opened the meeting, mentioning the lost time accident we have had recently on this


j J

Bill Halligan says he is the world's most unsus nothing. Bill's safety suggestion for the month is to have

doors of roller skating rinks open inward. They are much easier to go through when being chased


by six guys up to no good.

Speaking of skating, why do you think the lad

with the whisk broom was following the Bradley boys around the floor? Ray Eier's oiler can't smoke on watch because

he gets smoke in the bearings.


Otto Sparre says his porter, Ferd Limberg, is a hard man to work for.

ship, and urged the crew to do their utmost to

Rick Kowalske has finally found a bodyguard to hold off the deckhands. Don Lamp is his name and

spections in confined places such as the wind boxes to allot more time while in there to enable them to

nold Zinke's bunk for trial he made a mistakeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;he should have put it on Eddie Hilla's.

avoid having any more accidents. Captain also he is plenty husky; but the odds are still on the pointed out the dangers of using poorly constructed deckhands. stagings while chipping and painting and asked The Captain, our most prominent inventor, now each man to take time to secure a safe staging. has a device to keep the second story men from Chief Sparre cautioned the men who make in falling out of their bunks. When he put it on Ar



Str. B. H. Taylor -- Safety Meetings

The first safety meeting of the season was called to order at six p. m. May 11. 1940.

Captain Dahlburg told the members present that he was sorry that our fine record has been spoiled by an unavoidable accident during the fit-out. and

said that it would be a good idea to start right out ami build another just as clean. Chief Engineer Sultle suggested that the com

mittee get together and make a tour of inspection to determine whether all the safety devices were in proper order. The new station hill for 1940 has been posted, one

copy forward and one aft.

Lach member of the

crew should study these regulations, know the sig nals and duties at these drills.

The medicine chests are filled and ready for use

and all present were told that any cut. bruise ni hil ru. however small, should receive medical atten tion immediately.

It was brought to the attention of the committee that at the time of the accident in Cleveland the men ••ii the dock furnished a stretcher of the wire bas

ket type and it was found to he far superior to the type now carried aboard the boat. It was suggest ed that one of similar construction should be ob

tained to replace the old one.



The monthly Safety Meeting of the Str. W. F, White was held on May 17th. at 6:15 p. m.

All suggested safety measures have been put in to effect with the exception of the work to be done on the coal bunker hatches.

It was suggested that the plate he replaced on one of the walks.

When all of the hatches are to be opened men have been instructed to walk on the side not being

opened so as to he away from ihe bight of the cable. The question was brought up of the possibility of re-hanging the iwo doors from the corridors leading into the conveyor room so that these doors will swing into the hall instead of the conveyor room.

After a discussion it was decided to leave

them as they are and caution the men to open all doors slowly where there is any chance of striking anyone passing close lo the door. The importance of placing chains across the firehold doors was stressed and greater precautions

will be taken to see that the chains are in place in the future.

There being no further safety suggestions to dis cuss the meeting adjourned at 7:00 p. m. S t r . J o h n g. Munson--

Deckhands were cautioned that lines must not be

s a f e t y meetings

touched while shifting the boat unless definite or ders to do so are given from the deck. Walking between railroad cars was condemned as a bad policy, it is much safer to walk around a string of cars and the added effort is not great. This being all the business on hand the meeting adjourned at six forty-five p. m.

May 5. 1940: All Committee members with the exception of Martin Sohek who has been transfer red to the Steamer Taylor were present. William MacKay was appointed to fill this vacancy. In opening the meeting the Chairman commend


It is with deep regret and a feeling of great loss that we mention the passing of Stewart Church and Carl Wenzel.

ed the men on their Safety-mindedness and asked them to continue the fine co-operative spirit thus far shown and m conclusion expressed his desire that at the end of the year no accident will have come to mar the sailing season.

The following suggestions were then made:

Two swell fellows who will be re

membered on the Taylor for a long time.

The Cook was certainly pleased to have Frank Ware with us for a couple of trips. Frank bought a lot of pop for him. "

The only fellow allowed outside the Galley when we pass a boat is "Lai Stuff." The Cook thinks it is a good advertisement for his chow. The Waiters' Loud interest in Rogers sure has

him in a dither.

We are all waiting to see her driv

ing his car.

Xo longer do we have to listen to the radio for

Seamen to take care of Safetv Cable as soon as

possible after unloading and coming on deck from the cargo hold to insure that no one will trip over it. Have men in tunnel operating gates to regulate flow of cargo so as to make it unnecessary to start anil stop side conveyors


tinually. This is suggested f o r the purpose °f wear on control ler units and lo minimize excess

ive strain placed on

The Taylor now boasts of a bicycle repair shop. Any old hikes made like new. Louis LcVcck. Chief

o v e r 1 o a d has been cleared.

Clad to have yon with us. fellows.

There seem to he loopholes in all laws except the income lax laws.



Men in


work around

moving machin ery feeling and oiling slides and bearings t o b e extremely




starting a f t e r

Repair Man. come the new men we have with us this season.

that is UNSAFE.

e 1i m i n a t i n g

old lime music. We have Alvis Radka, our singing coal passer, to sing for us.

We would like to take this opportunity to wel

IF you see anything







fid with their mind on the job, apply themselves in the manner recognized as the most practical for the performance of the job. lie sure there is no waste-

cloth hanging from their pockets and m. streamers hanging from well worn dungarees and when work

Personal Items

Bill Shay has joined us aboard the Munson as

first assistant engineer. Welcome to our ship. Bill. We hope you will enjoy tin- year with us.

ing in close quarters be certain that platforms and gratings are in good mechanical condition free of oil.

Xol definitely a Safety Factor unless some one is knocked out from having a door slammed in his

11 seems that from the time we leave a port of discharge until the time we arrive at the Calcite

dock every man aboard ship is an authority on the exact lime of arrival at said dock.

face, hut a subject certainly worthy of some consid

Our twins. Henry Xew house and Baldy Manlike

eration is the slamming of doors aboard any ship

who lasi year were in competition for the rating

ami especially so when the doors are in good con

ol Chief Coalpasser are now contending for the

dition, easily closed by using the proper method of doing so. which method might be described as that in which a nioiher insists of the growing children in a home while the new born is enjoying it's between-meal naps. Lsychologically it creates the im

pression of utter indifference for other peoples pro perly which after all is OUT home and actually more

honors of Chief Oiler.

We do not know just what lo say about our Radio Operator. Ilarold I loefner. but he is a swell guy. and as long as he can get Lake Michigan and Soo car goes he will he held in high esteem by all we Rogers City sailors.

our concern than that of the owner.

Secretary Shay then discussed the manner of

using the deck engines and in so doing clarified the reasons for not more than two turns of the valve

wheel being as efficient and practical as a wide open valve and stressed the fact that should some unfore

seen accident such as the giving way of a dock spill ing, the parting of a cable, or possibly the breaking of some part of the winch mechanism occur, then it might be just the difference in time required in shutting off the sleam that may well he sufficient

On Chief Urdal's sixth successful day of his cig arette smoking strike the Chief is down to three a

day. By the time of the next issue we expect to report that he will he hack on the regular two packs; however, right now we hear a lot about will

power, etc.

Carl Mulka informs us that Biologists. Geologists and Anthropologists seem to he united on their con

viction that both plant and animal life originated ÂŤj with the same germ formations and. therefore,

to forestall an accident. In concluding he emphas

when we slam a door we are actually beating up on

ized that he was not pretending to tell the men what to do for his own personal reason hut was mention

our coll.-ins.

ing the subject primarily for the purpose of safe guarding the lives of men engaged in and around the operation of the deck winches.

Several ol the treads of steps leading from main deck to tipper conveyor room had been damaged during winter work and replacements will be made as soon as possible.

Chains used in cargo hold to enable seamen to get from discharge pockets to shipside will be examined and replaced if necessary. In concluding the meeting the Chairman called attention to the necessity of having to wash down

Baseball has just gotten under way but ihe an nual debates are already in lull swing. The Indian fans are hopelessly out-numbered hut it's the old spirit that counts.

Mate Swart* has it ill painted and the boys are planning moonlight parties up there this .summer. A

The watchmen think it is a sun porch made just for them.

W e recently made a run up

quested suggestions from members of the vessel for a more practical and efficient ami safer method of proceedure than that now in effect. Xoiie that have not previously been tried were given and it was

t h e lake w i t h the Stirs. Robin son and the Ta

generally believed that the practice of washing down from up on deck was in every way the best


The Chairman then insisted that the men

engaged in preforming this duty have full regard

of the danger existing and proposed thai they keep their mind atune to the job ami their .safety'to in sure the greatest factor of Safety l.eing ever pre sent,

Xo other subject matter of a safety nature was brought to the attention of the Committee and the

meeting was adjourned.

Present were: Chris Swans. William Shav. |ohn

ylor but reports

other members of vessel's personnel not on duty. 1322

l hose ves

sels will carry the results. We


a bit

pro u d passing eight tugs lyingidle on our way

in and backing out



Captain, you did a perfect job.

Sucharski, Arthur Breckon, Win. MacKay, Wm. I'alchkowski. James Lamb. Jack Leonard and Ml


The new coal bunker overhang is all that we could wish in an improvement (1f thai kind. First

the cargo hold at the end of every voyage and re



11 sure seems

funny to arrive at


a n d


WAR/ Thousands


already been killed

andinjured this year on our highways.

Enlist today in the NEW WAR ON AC-

/C/DENTS. Help to

$ defend yourself and your fellow-men.

not find the Chief all dressed up and staring over the rail like the rest of the boys from that end ol the Lake.

The second safety meeting of ihe Sir. T. W. Rob-

Enjoyed having Tom Rose and Lucas Lee visit us on a recent trip to Buffalo. They tell us their dock is all fixed up and waiting for the boats.

i:::on was called to order by the Chairman at six I'. M.. May 13. 1940. The secretary read the minutes of the previous

Jack Leonard thought someone had hung a re staurant sign outside the Galley. A fellow Irom

meeting and it was round that all items had been satisfactorily taken care of with ihe exception of

the Gary Dock was aboard and requested a gallon

work being done to the after spar.

of coffee and a dozen hamburgers. fellow, we guess.

meeting :

Just a hungry

Mac. our night cook, says he doesn't gel excited. We wonder sometimes during the midnight rush.

Keep cool and calm. Mac. You are doing just fine. We welcome Earl Schaeffer to our fold. Too bad

the doors are not higher. Earl. Suggestions have been made that you remove your shoes on entering.

That should help some.

On this, our third trip Up from Gary the crew of the Sir. Munson wish to report that the RAY.A. still have their crew working at Sleeping Bear.

Ken Bruning is really living up to his reputation as an imitator of hound barking. On several oc casions while passing the Fox Islands lie has been heard whining and groaning and by the time we reach Beaver Island he is actually barking just like a dog.

Second Mate: How do you like the \2 to 4 watch in the morning. Ben? Ben: All (). K. for Night Cluhs hut not so hot on

the briny deep.

One of our crew. John Sucharski. is supporting a new home and does it keep him busy. Try keep ing the wheels oil the trailer. Johnny, until you finish the lawn.

Did you see Jack Leonard's big smile.

Xo won

der, look at the Galley. '

Leo: Say. Chris, the fellows don't seem to care about getting up. Chris: That's on account of those new springs and mattresses.

Dean O'Connor of the Sir Calcite says. "A steam boat has its place but not when you want to get

some place and get there quick, the bridge would be of great benefit to the people of Rogers City as well as Iron Mountain."

George LeVeck is off of Bernard Mcl-'adden for life.

Political economy is the science which teaches us

to get the greatest benefit with the least possible amount of honest labor. '

S t r . T. W. Robinson -S a f e t y Meetings

Tall men lack leg room in theater seals, hut by stretching their necks they can see over the hats of the ladies in front of ihem.

The following is a summary of our very spirited Committeeman Fred Wetherton suggested that

guards be pill oyer the idlers on the boom platform. Serious injury might befall one of the dockmen placing the cargo with the existing condition. Lester Pines asks that Xo. 1 hatch be kept closed while unloading to lessen the hazard of falling while getting on and off ihe boom. Cordon O'Toole called to attention the usefulness of a hot water bottle and an ice pack in our First Aid kit.

It was reported that tin- lights in the hopper house were out.

A noteworthy remark was called to attention by Elmer Fleming concerning the conduct of the crew around winches and cables while locking through

ilu- Wetland Canal. It is impossible for the watch man lo keep track- of the lines and hi- on the alert for men on deck also. The personnel of the ship is requested to use the outboard side while in the

locks. "Keep clear of winches and cables." The crew was again reminded to lei only the watchman handle the ladder and to he sure it is

down before getting on it. A guard railing wiil be installed along the for ward side of X<>. 1 hatch.

The stanchions will be

collapsible for easy removal. Bill Kuuner brought to attention the advisability

of pulling the conduit on the forward side of the alter spar when such needs renewing. It will make it far easier to attend the range lights. A motion was made and carried to have demon strations of artifi



Several members of the crew have had sufficient tra

ining to act as in structors.

The hue and cry to stay off hatches was again raised. U is a dangerous practice



â&#x20AC;˘hem as thorough fares.

The meeting ad journed a t seven fifteen P. M. When



young, we thought

The more is given the less the people will work

a year was ample

for themselves, and the less they work the more their poverty will increase.â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Tolstoi.

lime in which to remake the world. 1323


Personal Items

With the 1940 season under way we find about the same crew on the Robinson with Captain Mc-

how about it Llmci and Lester?

Second mate to Herbie Noble while going by Cal cite Light. "Say. Herbie. we seem to he'steering

Ouiim in command. The new faces we nave with

too near the Calcite course belter hold her off a

us this _\ear are those of Alex Malocha in place of

little-;" Herbie: "Got her hard over mate but she

Roland L'rsem who went to the Sir. Calcite. Erie

won't take it."

Winters in place of Ray Kier now on the Str. Brad

ley and Freddie Wet herton filling the vacancy when Fred Bcebc went on the Str. Munson. Though we regret seeing Roland. Ray and Fred leaving us we wish them Q lot i if luck.

Things we like to see—

The actual loading at Calcite instead of ihe dis

tant smoke seen while passing by light. The mail boat at Detroit with a sack full of maii and none for Beaver or Lester.

During the last few days in Calcite before start ing out the season the Mill crew began to put plates on the arches in the cargo hold, but due to a limited

lime, only a few of these were completed. It certain

ly has proved to be a success and the crew on the Robigson hope the greatest effort is shown in completing these in the future. It will certainly

The flashing smile of Boycee Zempel as he rings

the hell calling the boys "Up". John Hoeft when he gets his large catalog letter. STR. CALCITE - SAFETY MEETINGS The second safety meeting of the season was call ed to order at 12:45 P. M.. May 12. 1'MO. with all

help to make it a tot safer around the open cargo

committeemen in attendance as well as several


other members of the crew.

Gordon O'Toole would like to know why they couldn't pass out candy bars at the Safety Meetings instead of cigars.

the deck are a great hazard to safety as well as disIractiug from an otherwise orderly deck.

Pat: I wonder what those bales of hay on that scow are for.

Cordon: They take il out and ived the sea horses.

After the last trip to Toledo we are wondering why Ralph has such a happy smile.

It was brought to attention that pop bottles «>n The deckhands were instructed to put hatch covers on the scuttle hatches after they finish clean

ing oil the ledges so that the conveyorman will not step into an open hatch while greasing idlers during the unloading. Xew flashlights were given to ihe deckhand.-, to use around the docks

We would like to recommend our third mate Don,

The mate requested the after end ladder he left

and Tony Varch for the "Tall Story Club" after

in its place while unloading as it is impossible at

hearing the following stories: Don says that there was a farmer in Goderieb who had two windmills to pump water but due to

night, lie also slated that crew members leaving

the lack of wind had to take one down.

Ton_\- claims that a hog kicked him so hard on the

times to see aft when unloading coal, especially a!

ship during loading should notify someone aboard so that the ladder may he drawn. This prevents strangers from boarding the. boat as well as adding

chest thai it left a scar.

to the scrviecableiics.- of the ladders.

We understand our radio operator is going in for carpentar work as a side line.

new tank of stainless

11 certainly has been cold so far this season but it sure makes one feel colder to see (ioodreau wan

dering around with thai red cap. We advise Al to put il away in moth halls and maybe it will warm up.

(ioodreau claims that as soon as some Publishing Company recognizes him as another Robert Burns he is going to retire and devote all of his lime to

writing poetry. We understand that John Hoeft has promised to teach Gordon O'Toole how to knit.

Gordon claims

he will have a good supply of wool socks by fall. If you are in the market for a car and can't de cide on what kind see Greenlcaf.

Bill Schwert claim.- he has a lerrihlc time every

leap year keeping the girls away.




or the

present one cemented inside to eliminate the dis

tasteful drinking water. This problem was refer red to ihe Captain and Chief Engineer for further consideration, As there were n o other sub

jects brought iqi lor safety disi" u s s i o n.

t h. e

m e e. t i n g ad journed at 1:30 P. .M.


I i e :•

not in achieving what you aim at. hut in aiming at w hat you ought toachieve.

It'.> no use girls

even if Bill is one of our most eligible bachelors he intends to stay single for a while yet. Harry I'iechan has skunked so many fellows playing crihhagc that he has no one to play with— 1324

Members of the crew are of the opinion that a

It makes a difference to all



er we do right or wrong today.


Steve Chibola likes the Calcite.

P e r s o n a l Items

With the beginning of the 1940 season, we wel

come back Captain Donald E. Nauts and Chief En gineer Charles Frederick besides other members of the crew that have occupied berths on the Str. Cal

O'Toole both, Steve.

Everyone is happy.

We are going to get plenty

of loads out of Sodus this year.

cite a number of seasons.

Some of the new bill familiar ones are Ray Bueh-

ler. Steve Chibola. Ed Schultz and Clayton Gordon from the Str. Bradley, John Miller and "Doc" Mon

roe from the Str. Taylor, Lyle Coulette and Clar ence Modrzynski from the Str. Munson ami Roland

Says Steve,

"That engine room is a real Turkish Bath. I'd lose that fifty pounds for sure this year". You and

Is it the beauty of

the port or is it the nurses and school teachers win. spend their vacations there. There's a far away look in Berg's eye.

spend a summer in Rogers City, Junior?

Want to

11 is such

a coxy town.

1'rseiu from the Str T. W. Robinson.

Dean ( )'C<>nnnr is planning again on another trip south this coming winter, bill there is some mistake in his sense of direction, as Iron Mountain, Michi

Vera Henry would like to have an old alarm clock to practice oil how to tell time. So would Rav Buehler.

gan, is as far as he gets, and to the best of our knowledge it is north. Probably about April he will be heading south, from Iron Mountain and back

One of the great surprises of this season, or oi any other season for that matter, was the sight of

to work.

spectors Corporation sitting quietly by his bunk

A new aerial system has been installed in the for

ward end of the ship, thus eliminating the several aerials that had been there in the former years so

each and everyone can connect on to the distribut ing transformers individually and not cause any in ter ference on other sets.

one of our more active members of the Dock In

and of all things doing a bit of knitting. Pete O'Toole, the old doorbell ringer, lias rocked our little world with


he is


visit you. She must be some girl to make you start

For Sale—A popcorn popper guaranteed to pop or burn corn within thirty minutes after the cur rent has been turned on. Inquire—J. Miller, Str. Calcite.

Clayt Cordon: "When are we due back in Calcite again?" (Just after leaving May 3rd) Mate: "Oh. about June 5th."

Clayt: "This ship may be Daddy's Lena, hut some other Daddy can have "her." The new Taxation song: Why not take all of me?

Capt. Nauts seems very well pleased over Ihe op

eration ami performance of the new R. C. A. radio telephone. In fog. the rivers and harbors may be entered with greater safety as the speaker may be turned to ihe lowest point and not be heard, but the

hell will ring indicating that some station with a similar hook-up is calling.—Thanks to science.

Steve Vaeoff reports that everything is quiet on the Western (Union) Front.

Ralph Oapskc. former grocery hoy and now por ter on the Calcite gets a real kick out of steamboaling. He likes it so well he even dreams of it. He boots home a winner almost every night, disturbing

the peaceful slumber of Pete O'Toole. And again Ralph we are going to tell you for the last time that Port Huron isn't East Tawas. that Toledo isn't over

on Lake Michigan, that you can't send a letter in Canada for a two cent stamp and that Canadaiu pol

to knit, Pete!

Hardy Relax, pride of Mollke. is having his usual four o'clock arguments with the cook again. We can't pick a winner in this one.

Stanley (Pinky) Xowicki has turned interior de corator. The oilers room is getting a coat ol paint under the stern direction of Boss Stanley. Eddie Oiseck requests that anyone familiar with the road horn Rogers City to Calcite please send him a map listing all detours.

Poppy Budnick, star fireman and a veteran of many a sports argument is pursuing his lavorite

topic again this year. Poppy is well posted on sport ing events and usually c o m e s out a winner. He is now the

proud owner ol a home in Rog ers City a n d I o o k s forward to next winter when he can


t wandering mind, tho rfonirc for

a thrill, or tho Ur.inoss thai ohirka

common sense precautions—these .ire responsible for for more accidents ihnn blundering blindly into unknown danger



kit of tools. Xice

going. Poppy! Drive

w i t h

called "Bobbies'.

Rav Buehler couldn't figure out why the ice had blown down from Rogers City and packed in front


of Cleveland harbor. "We've been double-crossed" says Kay.

together expect a masterpiece.



with paint and a

your head not with your horn.

icemen aren't named 'Robert' because they

the announcement

changed man. We have heard that before but this time Pete is in earnest- K-eep going Pele. Lots of luck and we'll stop over in Alpena sometime to

W h e n


Io v e



Hat Has r ll cmi

a cargo for von of der boats dot is for keeping boat ends on der ground. Veil der danger of our civilization is nod der vickedness of der few bud der dumncss of dev masses dot are simple euuf to follow dem.

Veil mit/.ie i youst found oud dat Subsidy means a vay of paying our Selves more dan a ting is \orth


Tier lilintcr

using borrowed nu-nev lo make our Selves feel Rich.

Der most wooed Girl dis vear in der united States


vill be Miss Roily Ticks all der Soft job fellows vill be after her.

At least der discussions on der I latch bill tell us

who are for cleaner polities und who are nod.

Veil Liiidenbtirg can refer back to der old adage Urn

Al ScliiinpsicDear Mitzie:

\"ell der Yinter is gone mil id looks like Spring for der Boats are on der go again mil I dink dot ve viil habe a good year dis Summer. Mil der Var tint der Llcctshuu dot vill keep us very busy der Polilikal Question any low. Veil Mil/ic I will giff yotl der high lights of der Y'inter condensed down Mini der leading vims any ho\v.

Boehmer mil a high score in der Spitzer League. Joe Valentin nut Bill Kowalski playing Spitzer in peace mil oud fighting on Monday nights. Cillaudcr nut der President doing Electrical

he who laughs last laughs best. In Europe dey do nod habe der auto lo kill der

population off So dey habe to start war. did you ever hear of a Tree or a Telephone p"le hitting a auto only in self defence ven driven by a crazy dri ver.

Hush! depleted Coal pile don't you cry ve vill he picking on der Ice house by nut bv. We are told dot if one dollar hills to der amount

of <h-y Xational debt ver laid side by side unt end to end dot dey vould cover an Kra larger dan Xew \oi-k City. All right why not make a'W.P.A. Pro ject oud of id.

Veil I vill habe to cut dis oud unt Stop winding dis Broken Cigar Box Language or some crack pot vill tink- I am pio-Cherman. So I vill come to a close for dis time unt vill wride

more next time so I vill say Bye Bye for dis time. Schuopsie


Rossevelt nod riming for der third term why nod elect Kleauor nut den Lrankie could borrow der U.

S. navy ven he vanled to go fishing Erom her all in der family. Xeil Closser identifying Bill Kowalskies cigar

hills. Larson nod telling aimuorc slories ÂŁo any of der hoys.

Veil dis is 40 unt life begines ad 40 mit a forty billion dollar dept staring us in der face. Fred Badic. Henley ami Jean dipping smelt ad

Honey Is- One Of The Oldest Foods Of I be -tinman Ivace lloiiey is one of the oldest foods of man. the

United Slates Department of Agriculture says.

There is little douht that our early ancestors dis covered the honey of the wild bee long before thev learncd to make bread.

The honey of antiquity was likclv as good as that of to-day except that different flowers at

Trout River.

that time gave it a flavor different from that of

Patterson and Kowalski survaying oud on der Pier in a London Pea Soup Log. l-'loyd Crlauh nod snoring ven he sleaps \-im votihl link by der roar

our modern product.

veil iff dey had sent me for der public vould habe heard aloud id any how- uml i could habe Spread der

except the vitamins.

salve youst as smooth as he did.

ami the Pcderal pun food law prohibits the sale

veil der lime is ripe now for new polltickers to start taking money under false pretence by getting elected to a job dot he declares himself qualified to

cial means, Honey is a safe food to use. "because

Honey is unique in that it is the only unmanufac tured sweil available in commercial quantities. dot he vas vun of dose diver bombers. II contain.- simple sugars, easily absorbed by the Veil Sumner Veils had a nice trip ad der expense human system. Honey contains in limited quanti of der tax payers dey bould habe done youst as ties pradically all the elements of a perfect food There is no honey other than that made bv bees, ol any product as honey which is made bv artifi it is clean and pure.


A good vay to get der huget balanced is lo write to your congress man dot if you add a dollar to our

dept you dont gel out voat.

I vas vondcring how Raukie kept dot ford of his on der ground. Yen he was going nioud SO per lour

bud der older day i found oud ven I got a Look in der trunk full of limesloiie he had. very near half 132t i

People can undcrsl.oid what they want to under

stand - even retarded children have no difficulty in Understanding you when you tell them to run

down to the store am: get themselves a hot dog or an ice cream cone.

Often the most helpful thin; keep out of the way. ADVANCE

yon can do is to




.V CH.



By EDGAR A. GUEST Life has but little for the man who builds his dreams

on gold

And all the little glittering gems he fancies good to hold.

For joys are made of gentler stuff like beauty, song and mirth,

And all the countless lovely things God made to deck the earth.

Life has but little for the man who shuts his eyes to flowers

And sees but dollars everywhere throughout his wak ing hours;

For money has a slippery way and it is hard to keep, But beauty never plays men false and friendship's roots lie deep. Life has a store of riches for the man who looks about;

An endless treasury of charms for him who'll seek it out.

The birds are his to understand, and every wood and stream

Have pleasure to bestow on him if he but friendly seem.

Life holds but little for the man who thinks in terms

of gold,

But he who keeps an open mind finds treasures he can hold;

There's beauty here to cheer his soul and friends on every side,

Unless his eyes are blinded by the lure of wealth and pride.

(Copyright, 1933, by Edgar A. Guest)

It's Better To Be Sold On

Safety Than Shortchanged By An Accident






Calcite Screenings Summer 1940

d\o c^faaidznk cy-fonoz df\oLL d^EJiaitmznt

7<ozsman ox Cafitain


Theo. Haselhuhn


Chas. Hoffman


Thomas Kelley John Dembny




Frank Reinke

Adolph Sorgenfrei Anthony Mulka Geo. C. WingLeon Ruell


Robert Hamilton


John Modrzynski Peter Giovangnoria C. C. Eldridge


Victor Koch





William Heller




Julius Zemple Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp L. S. Lee

Capt. M. R. McLean Chief J. A. Anderson



CALCITE SCREENINGS Published periodically by the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Company, Rogers City, Michigan, in the interest of Safety and Welfare.

Thecolumns of "Calcite Screenings" are open to receive items of plant news, photographs, cartoons, safety sug gestions and other items of general plant interest. Contributions will be welcomed from all employees. All such contributions should be received early before the date of publication and should bear the name of the depart ment and the sender and should be addressed to the editor.

J. A. VALENTIN, Editor.

A Thoughtful Glance Backward

Reviewing The Accident Xvecord As we review the present season's accident rec ord of the Michigan Limestone and Chemical Com pany and the Bradley Transportation Company we must all answer this question, "How proud are you of our showing to date?" There can be only one reply that our record is not one to be proud of. Since our spring issue of "Calcite Screenings" the Calcite Plant has had no accidents, the record re

maining one for the season to date. The Detroit Dock presents the same story, having only the one mentioned previously. The Buffalo Plant contin ues with no lost time accidentsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they can be proud.

When starting away from the curb into a stream

of moving traffic do you always glance back ward before doing so and then gradually pull away from the curb, thus enabling other drivers to move to the left to give you more room? Or, do you, without looking back, swing right out into the passing traffic, knowing that you have as much right to the use of the street as the oth er drivers, determined to prove it to all who may be near?

Assuming that all drivers are possessed of or dinary intelligence, the only reason that may be advanced for

The Bradley Transportation Com pany has added one to the seven listed last time making a total of eight for the season. This accident occurred on the

Steamer John G. Munson when Harold Partyka, a coal passer,



in starting away from the curb



suffered a severe chest injury.

its the. Number of Times You

While painting in the fantail he was caught between the quad


is that some drivers do not ap

preciate the danger of damage to their vehicles in following such foolish practice. Usually, no really serious dam age is done when an accident oc curs as a

result of such reck

about having recovered very nicely from this serious injury.

lessness. A warped fender, a bent axle, a scarred running board or body is usually all that may occur, but can you afford to risk the expense of repairing

This accident removes the Str. Munson from the No Accident

$10.00 and straightening a bent

rant and a


We are

glad to report that he is up and


Honor Roll.

While it is the procedure in a safety program to analyze the causes of accidents which occur

a fender at a cost of $8.00 or

axle at a cost of $15.00 or $20.00? The cost may be doubled if you are required to pay the expense

of repairing the car you damag

and learn from our experiences

ed as a result of your careless

on what not to do in the future,


we can never prevent accidents

by this mopping-up process alone. Foresight in accident prevention is about the most valuable sin gle measure that can be successfully used. "Get the accident before it gets you." We want our safety program to be one of accident prevention and not accident investigation.

All our employees are boosting for a perfect record of no accidents.

Such a record means that

your life and mine has not been taken through care lessness, long hours of pain and suffering are pre vented and the routine of family life has not been disturbed by the loss of a pay check. Our 1940 season has a few more hours of work

to offer in line with the general step-up of industry throughout the nation. This means more exposure

$2*5.00 to $50.00 is indeed a high

price to pay when just a thoughtful glance back ward and careful start away from the curb would enable you to take your place in the line of traffic without any risk what ever.

The Almoner The duties of the Almoner are secret and sacred.

He is the intermediary between you and your dis tressed brother, his widow and his orphans, be

tween you and distressed and needy humanity. Remember Tne Almoner "I expect to pass through this life but once.


therefore, there is any kindness I can show, or any

to accident and we need to balance this with a more

good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do

active interest in our safety program. We desire â&#x20AC;&#x201D;That perfect record of No Accidents.

not pass this way again."

Summer, 1940

it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall


Selfishness Spoils Us All; None Are Health Examinations Are Valtiath Without It

lo You In .Employment

Selfishness spoils us all; there is none of us

without it.

Yet now and then there rises among

us one who seems by nature endowed with kindli ness and thoughtfulness. and the writers of the

world call it personality. "*~.,..,i






"_. ...i.

He knows how to say i




Some men feel that pre-employment physical examinations will prevent them from getting "a Job and tlint check-up examinations will cause older

workers to lose their jobs.

They do not know

that the best type of health plan rarely excludes

"Good Morning" as though he meant it; he drops as much as five'percent of the applicants and that into your home with trifling gifts, which he fancied

you would like: he hears something he thinks you would want to hear, and he calls you up to tell eon of it: he seems always to be going out of his way to do somebody a good turn.

He it is who sees

the gray-haired old woman waiting at the corner

for the crowded street car: stops and invites her to ride: learns where she is going, and takes hel lo her door. Most of us see the old lady, too; but we are always in a hurry. There is none so rich that he can afford to he

wasteful, and none so poor that he nevd he stingy,

The eves of mankind are keen to make distinctions. The kindly nature is seldom misunderstood. Its purse may be limited but the graciotisness of

spirit is nearly always felt and appreciated. There is a wide difference between stinginess and economy.

The latter deserves and should win

all men's admiration.

Economy is that golden trait by which a man

even without examinations the physical condition

of this percentage would soon cause them to he out of work because of illness, accidents or inabil

ity to do the job.

Also, they do not realize that

the examination is in reality an inventory of their ability to work and can frequently show them a

way to improve their conditions and consequently

their ability to work and earn.

Practically the same situation is true with the

older worker, who through the physical examina tion and health correction can make his years of

earning power last longer.

npi np • • q. 1 TT • lhe lomc m ^'»Ple ^ktn^s I eople meet their losses, disappointments and

hurts in different ways. One philosophizes, one re viles the earth, one laughs at the turn of affairs, one goes to arts and hobbies, one lakes to the woods. O'Xeil somewhere has a character in one of his

plays speak of the sea in its violent squalls as a devil and a bully: the wood.-, to the contrary, are like

disciplines himself and makes himself do without those luxuries of life which his purse cannot read

sympathetic friends.

ily afford. Economy is that strain of courage which holds a man to his definite purpose. Econ

ter of rain on the leaves and turf, are medicine to

omy will not take where it cannot give; it will

the mind disturbed.

not go where it cannot pay. and it will not accept what it cannot bestow.

The economical man saves

at the expense of his own desires,

lie denies him

self pleasures and comforts for tomorrow's great er good.

The burden economy imposes he will

ingly bears, and at no sacrifice of his self-respect. How vastly different is stinginess!


ployee will name a relative — his mother,




Writing in "American Forests." Archibald Rut-

ledgfe tells of an experience with a friend with whom he was driving along a wooded vale. The day was cloudy and he had chosen to bring his friend out hecause he had learned of his melancholy. The un stained beauty of the dells beside the road would.

he believed, heal his heart if any tiling could. It was in his mind to stop beside some scene, of beauty and let nature's story arouse hint ; and his chance came. He tells of the incident:


"The road dipped into a dewy hol low. On one side was a noble growth

member of his family as the beneficiary of his (iron]) Life In surance carried through the com pany. Later this employee may become married and forget to change the beneficiary of his insur ance policy. In such cases law re quires that the insurance benefits

of oaks and hickories . . . on the side a mountain meadow


stretching away under massive scar let oaks to the distant mountain stream. I saw the crimson turrets of

tall cardinals ... I pointed out noth ing to him. for the heart rejoices

must be paid to the person named

more in making its own discoveries

in the policy as the legal beneficiary.

ol beauty . . . presently his eyes he-

Now is a good time to avoid em

came rested as he absorbed the pan

barrassment and inconvenience, at

orama, his spirit calmed. We stayed

least, for your wife and children. Make sure that you have named the beneficiary on your policy that yotl want to receive the insurance

benefits in case of your death. Check ii]) and see if you know where your insurance policy is and check the beneficiary. 1XU

The rustle of trees, the wild-

flowers one finds, the lyric of a song bird, the pat

until sundown; and from that time

ol communion with natural beauty and peace my friend began what

ANew School Year ...letsmakeita Safe one

proved to be complete recovery." All this may sound sentimental, but if we take sentiment out of life it's apt to become cold, barren, unin teresting and cynical.

We Progress a Step at a Time

Wlien Tlie Injury JDoesn t Occur

There is an old story about a young boy living in the country a few miles from town who started out one dark night on an errand in the town. He

a lot of excitement.

could not see his way and so his father provided him with an old-fashioned oil lantern (this was

in the days before electric flashlights).

The boy

complained that the lantern did not shine all the

way from liis home to the town, hut his father replied: "It will shine far enough so that you can

see where to take your next step, and when you have made that step it will shine a little farther for your next step, and thus by using the lantern

for one step at a time you will soon arrive in trie town safely." So it is with safety work—we pro

gress a step at a time, a day at a time, a job at a time.

When each is done safely for ourselves

and safely for fellow workmen, the task is satis

A crowd will gather and dis

play an interest in all the facts regarding the acci dent. If something fell out of a derrick and hit a man on the head, killing him. everybody would want to know what it was and why it fell. His fel low workers, his foreman and other supervisors

would develop the facts regarding the accident. A complete report would be made disclosing all the facts. Steps should he taken to avoid a recurrence of such an accident.

What if something falls from a derrick and misses a man's head by a few inches r The chances are that the crew will call it luck and it will never be

reported. But it remains just as important, because it could have killed somebody.

factorily accomplished.

JDeing Dusy Accomplishes I_,ittle

Spirit NeecleJ In All Work

Those who are "too busy" usually accomplish very little. That seems a harsh assertion, but calm

Many of us are ambitious enough, but we are ambitious to be millionaires, United States Sena

tors or presidents of big corporations. We are not ambitious to be the best shipping clerks, or the most skillful buyers, or the most pro

ductive salesmen. Our ambition cools when we contemplate the immediate task. We fail to get a thrill from aiming at perfection in the job at hand. What would it mean?

It would mean that we had real capacity. It would mean that we had something of the quality

that distinguishes first-class men and women. This

quality is the desire to <\n everything well. A thor

oughly good man can't do poor work. Whether he is paid 10 cents or $100 an hour makes no diff erence.

The baseball fans liked Babe Ruth because he

gave them the feeling that he would play good baseball even though he worked without pay. The Babe liked the game. Me may have disliked the manager of his team, or his team mates, but that didn't make any difference in his play.

Such spirit work.

is needed in all

When the worker has it.

any job becomes a good job- Such workers usually find that the pay

adjusts itself.

But whether they

get good pay or poor pay. they get the one thing that makes any job worth while, and that is the feeling that they are a little bet ter than others who are trying to do the same thing.

A judge has ruled-—that "any man has the right to control his wife." Sure, and many drivers who insisted on their right-of•

If an accident occurs and a man is killed there is

relfection soon convinces anyone amenable to rea

son that being busy in r.o way is an assurance of businesslike methods.

True, there are those who do their own work

best under high pressure. However, such individ uals, if placed in an executive position, rarely suc ceed in getting the best and largest amount of work out of others.

The testimony ol" many highly suc

cessful executives would seem to indicate that the

deliberate, almost seemingly casual, type of exec utive makes more for the completion of the day's

program than does the speed-up. hurricane type. Bustle, syuonomus in the Victorian Age with the "fuss and feathers" of the vernacular of today, was the curse of that age. Kvcn Dickens causes some of his heroes, and all of his heroines, to bustle.


be a "busy little bee" was the acme of feminine virtue.

It made one feci so important.

Well it appears that progress is still progressing —as it ever will.

Tin- younger generation, for tunately, hates bustle. Seeming

ly, they are not concerned with the right or wrong of bustle. Rather, they hate it because of a healthful dislike of self-impor tance.

Poise, calmness and the ability to refrain from '"breaking loose" when





manded respect in all ages. They command respect today.

It is an

auspicious augury for the future that the youth of today, both girls and boys, continue to admire these traits.

If a way could be invented, of

canning the hot air that politici

way are now pushing up daisies..

ans will let off during the coming weeks, and releasing it by degrees next winter, it would be lough on

You don't need credit ences to borrow trouble.

rest of us.


the coal man, but swell for the



Comes To Presque Isle County "The breaks showed no faults in the stone."

ku CJvii^tian \}. iBzuksrna

Climaxing many years of anticipation, the past summer brought to completion the first stretch of concrete paved highway to be laid in I'resque Isle County.

The project was a part of the program of re-rout ing U. S. 22> over the new scenic lake shore road, yet to be completed, between Alpena and Cheboygan. The paved portion of the highway. 11 feel wide of reinforced concrete, extends from its intersection

with the present route of U. S. 23 west of Rogers City north to the I'. H. Hoei't State Park a distance of 5.088 miles. This portion of the road was chosen for the concrete at this time because of the unstable,

sandy condition of the subgrade prepared in 1936. Following the completion of the highway contract, an extension approximately 1400 feet long, was paved from the intersection west of Rogers City to West Erie Street, linking the city with the new highway.

As is fitting such a step toward the progress of this locality and the state, and



system, Calcite limestone played an important role toward the success of the project.

The coarse aggregate for the highway paving and all of the aggregate for the extension was pro duced by the local quarry and mill. Early in the past spring samples of limestone from the various shovel positions were tested and approved by the testing division of the state high way department. Following approval of the stone, production was started. Storage piles of both 4A. lyi"—^". and 10A. lx4''—"4", were made by

side conveyors from the S gallery on the fines side of the Calcite plant. The process of making the stone of the size specified by the state highway de partment required a combination in the mill of the correct proportions of standard sizes. To make the 4A stone specified, the No. 3 standard size was com bined in the mill with one half of the No. 2 standard

size. The 10A stone, however, required no special mixing operation since it coincided with the regular Xo. 4 size. A third storage pile of (>.\ stone was made by a special screening arrangement in the mill.

This stone was used for the concrete in a

bridge and culvert on the new highway. Stonesand made by the rotoscope in the Calcite screenhouse was used for a substantial portion of this project.

The contract for paving, fine grading, curbing, guard rail. etc. was let by the Michigan State High way Department to the Bridgeport Core Sand Com

pany of Saginaw, Michigan for the figure of $114. 588.54. As soon as the storage piles had been ap proved, the contractor set tip a batching plant on the

fines side which prepared a mix ratio of 1:2'/[ :4 by volume. A fleet of trucks loaded by hoppers, car

ried the mix to a \y2 cubic yard dual drum mixer at

the site of the paving. The mixer, a high speed machine, was capable of handling 90 hatches per hour, and on August 9 made a record urn of 1743 lineal feet.

Approximate quantities of the material used in Left—"A batching plant was set up on the fines side"

Below—Stone sand from

the Rotoscope.

the paving project were as follows: cement, 20.000 barrels; coarse aggregate. 14,000 tons; sand, 11.000 tons; of steelmesh rein forcing, 65,516 square yards. A careful and

accurate check

is being

made on the strength of the concrete. Each

day of the run test beams were poured. These beams are being broken at the end of seven and twenty-eight day curing inter vals. It is of great interest to note that the

average strength of all of the seven day beams broken to date is 666.6 lbs. per square inch. 21.2 per

cent higher than the required 550 pounds. The seven day beams using all Calcite aggregate which in cluded stone sand tested an average of 673.5 lbs.

per square inch. 22.4 percent higher than the re quired strength. The 28 day beams tested for an average strength of 805,7 lbs. per square inch or 24.1 percent higher than the required 650 lbs. X'o 28 day beams using Calcite stone-sand have yet been broken, but it should be of great interest to

the residents of Rogers City to contrast the wearing qualities and life of the extension and the highway

"The mixer made a record run'

The Art of Happiness

"Happiness is the reward of right adjustment to your many jobsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;your wage job. your family job, your friendship job. your citizen job!" In other words, happiness does constant fighting to have your own on human collisions, fro: i trying over into duplicates of ourselves, against fate. The art of happiness is the art

not come from way. from headto change folks or from raving of adjusting to

life as we find it. It is the art of eliminating dis cord and creating human harmony.

When the gears of human adjustment fail to mesh, happiness goes out of the window!


Many tons of Dolomite "Lours" were used by the contractor to build up the subgrade of the exten sion after a great amount of muck had been re moved. In addition to the aggregate used in the

paving, the contractor has used a considerable amount of Calcite openhearth for S.112 cubic yards

of rip rap seawall to protect the highway from the wash of Lake Huron.

It is indeed gratifying to note the excellent strength developed by the lest beams. Of all pos sible methods to test a concrete made of an aggre

gate of sedimentary origin, such as limestone, the beam test is probably the most severe. In this test the beam is subjected to all three major stresses.

compression, tension, and shear. Since a pavement slab is also subjected to those stresses, the beam

test is probably the most accurate method of test ing highway concrete. All of the breaks were clean and showed no faults or organic material in the stone. The strength of the beams can lie largely attributed to the excellent cohesiveness found be

tween the sedimentary layers of the local limestone. Although no definite plans have been announc

ed by the State Highway Department regarding^ a continuance of the paving program, the near fu ture should bring the long-awaited concrete paved highway between Alpena and Cheboygan. To complete the project, so well started, would be

not only a progressive step for this locality, but it would complete the last link in the beautiful trunklines in I'resque Isle County, to travel the â&#x20AC;˘

"scenic shore" way.

Conclusions are never any better than the facts upon which they are based. Belowâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Beautiful Federal Highway US-23

First Locomotive and Steam Shovel Used at Calcite—These midgets were shipped by rail to Metz and brought overland.

This picture shows the equipment just after being taken from the cars at Metz.

New Shovel Adds To Our Equipment The new No. 2 Shovel has been in operation for the past six weeks. Assembly was started May 13

and completed July 22. It required 20 freight cars to transport the parts from the Ijucyrus-Erie fac tory in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the erection site in our quarry. Number 2 shovel is a modified

Type 750-B similar to our No. 1 shovel except for several improvements. A look inside the operator's cab discloses the fact that more consideration has been given to neatness and comfort.

The cab floor is covered

with inlaid linoleum, the switches for auxiliaries are

uij jD&n (f/dLandz'i± age synchronous motor starting equipment is en closed in a steel cubicle and is readily accessible through removable side plate and a rear door. The motor-generator set is driven by a 1000 horsepower. 0.9 power factor synchronous motor designed to operate on 4200 to 4400 volts. The set includes a 100 kilowatt crowd generator, a 175 kil

owatt swing generator, a 450 kilowatt hoist genera tor, and a 35 kilowatt exciter. The generators are

of the multibreaks type mounted in a trim cabinet

all of the new fabricated welded frame construction

and last but not least an electric fan is mounted on

and the hoisting generator is provided with double

the wall for increased comfort on hot days. An electric heater is provided for cold weather. While

comments have been heard that the operator's seat looks like those on farm machinery it is provided with a back rest and is comfortably designed. Due to the fact that full magnetic control is used on all the shovel motions, all the controllers are

lighter in weight and easier to operate.

The full

magnetic feature means decreased maintenance on controller contacts.

The layout of the electrical control equipment is a distinct improvement over that on No. 1 Shovel.

All main control is located in an enclos

ed steel cabinet in the open space between the motor generator set and the hoisting drive. The cabinet is accessible both front and rear through steel doors so that all equipment is easy to main tain, and is kept out of the dirt. The high voltAt the rightCrew and Supervisors in the Erection of No. 2

Shovel—Reading from loft to right. Top Row: Hector Hawkins. Wm. McManemy, Arthur Hem, Angus Baine. Martin Lewandowski, Russell Pollock, Frank


Second Row: Stanley Modrzynski, Law

rence Bellmore. David Grigg, Fred Lee, John Dietlin. Bottom Row: Edmund Sheedlo, John Smolinski Jr.. Charles Derry. Thomas Tulgetske. Clare Macklem.

box brush rigging to eliminate flashovers under any normal operating conditions. A safety rail is placed along the front of the motor-generator set to pro tect against a person coming in contact with live parts while the shovel is in motion.

A motor driven cable reel is furnished capable of holding 1500 feet of trailing cable. The trailing cable contains three power conductors of Xo. 2-0 stranded cable insulated for 5000 volts and shielded with copper braid. The three shielded conductors

are enclosed along with three separate

ground wires in a rubber core and the whole enclosed in a special tough rubber casing to protect anyone working about the shovel from shock.

As an additional

safety precaution a special hook on a wooden pole is used to move the cable by hand. The shovel has a working weight of

approximately 2.000.000 pounds of which about 350.000 pounds is ballast. The caterpillar truck mounting consists of four trucks each 9 feet 2 inches wide by 15 feet 9y2 inches long. When moving a

3-point suspension is obtained by means of an equal

izer beam. When digging, a 4-point suspension is used, the load being removed from the equalizer beam by means of motor-driven screw-jacks. The shovel lias a self-propelled speed of #i to Y> mile per hour for moving, the power being furnished through suitable gearing and wobbler shafting liom the hoist drive.

The shovel revolving frame ro

tates on a double rail track riding on 110 nine inch rollers.

The boom is 85 feet and the dipper handle 50 feel

long. The bucket has a capacity of 20 cubic yards of stone and is specially designed for high level

No. 2 Shovel Loading Cars in Regular Operation

been unloaded on the main line to be transported some 12 miles over the highway to the plant. As far as we can ascertain the men are from left to

right : Unknown. Unknown. Art Wilkins. Bill Hageu, Phil Ilaske. Ed Hageu. .Max Llurshutz. August Kowalske. Henry Plate, Unknown, Win. Taylor, Sam Blake, Henry Hopp. ACCUMULATIONS OF A LIFETIME

A young fellow once found a $2,00 bill as he walked along the road. From that time on. he never lifted his eyes from the ground as he walked. In forty years he has accumulated 29,015 buttons: 54,172 pins; 7 cents in pennies; a stooped body, and a miserable disposition. He missed the sunlight, the smiles of friends, the virtue of trees, the blue

loading. The lower shell of the bucket is fabricated

of skies, and all there is in life worth living forâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the

from Man-ten steel.

opportunity to serve one's fellowman and to spread happiness throughout the world.

Of particular interest is the counterbalanced hoist which allows better than two yards more capacity and smoothes out and speeds up the hoisting cycle. This type of hoist allows the two 250 horsepower hoist motors to handle the 20 yard bucket with ease and at a reduced power and equipment cost. The

patent on this type of hoist is held by our vice presi dent, Mr. I'englase. To a person standing on the revolving frame of the new shovel while it is dig

ging the smoothness of operation as compared to the smaller and lighter shovels is amazing. The swing movement is smooth because two 125

horsepower motors on opposite sides of the revolv ing frame divide the load and apply it evenly. For pushing the bucket into the stone when the digging gets hard the 125 horsepower crowd motor is a great help.

This motor is larger than that on

No. 1.

The Michigan Lime erection crew under the dir ection of the Bucyrus-Erie erection engineer Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Baine are to be congratulated on

the fine job they have done in putting No. 2 into operation.

The picture at the heading of this article was tak en on June 0. 1911. just after the first locomotive and the first steamshovel to be used at Calcite had

No. 2 Shovel During Erection

Dolomite - - Very Little Has Been Said About This Stone For many centuries men have known that where

by J-O^dih (VaUntbi

limestone existed health was normal; but where it

was lacking, human beings as well as animals began to suffer deterioration in body, tooth, and bone. In ancient England a thousand years ago it was the

stone and limestone containing more than 20 percent

annual custom of cattlemen to drive their flocks

Others claim that limestone carrying magnesium carbonate in any quantity up to 45,65 per cent are

northward for a time to improve their health. These

treks would resemble a great cavalcade, crossing marshes, braving the terrors of dense forests, and fording streams. The crossings were given names, some of them still well known, such as Oxenford.

today's Oxford. The necessity of the movement was a scarcity of limestone in parts of the island which caused a lack of Calcium in the body hence destructive results.

Modern science can put calcium in food. Make it in pills, tablets, or chocolate flavored drinks for those who need it and practically all stock ami poultry foods contain calcium. \o longer do we have to repair to a limestone county to achieve strength of hand and limb.

of magnesium carbonate as dolomitic limestone.

classed as magnesian lii vestoue thus, including nor mal dolomite.

We prefer the former classification

as a clearer distinction.

DOLOMITE, Dolomite is a mineral rock compos ed of the double carbonate of calcium and magnesi um. When pure it contains 54.35 percent of calcium carbonate and 45.65 percent of magnesium carbon ate. The term "dolomite" is sometimes loosely used

by geologists to include limestone containing consid erable amounts of magnesium carbonate.

In com

mon practice Limestones carrying 20 percent or more of magnesium carbonate are called dolomites.

The dolomitization of limestones has long been a subject of inquiry and many elaborate experi-


Since the quarry at Calcite was started in 1011 our people have gradually become acquainted with the commercial uses of limestone in The Open Hearth Furnace, The Blast Furnace. The Cement Plant. The Lime Plant, The licet Sugar Plant. The Paper Mill, The Carbide and Chemical I'lants and

so on. through all the various and sundry phases of industry in which limestone plays a part. liu-l it hasn't been until comparatively recently that much has been said about Dolomite.

HIGH CALCIUM LIMESTONE. High calcium limestone is distinguished by a low content of mag nesium carbonate and relative freedom from other

impurities such as silica, alumina sulphides of iron. High calcium from 93 to more than 99 percent MAGNESIAN LIMESTONE.

and the oxides and limestone contains calcium carbonate. Some authorities

classify all limestone containing from 10 to 20 per cent of magnesium carbonate as magnesian lime1338

ments have been carried out in order to discover the

principles and conditions that might give a plaus ible explanation of the widespread occurrence of, magnesian limestones.

Some dolomites are U rmed through leaching but experimental and geologic evidence indicates that replacement of the calcium carbonates by magnes ium carbonates is a much more general process of dolomiti/.atiou.

Many new uses have been found for limestones during the pa>t few years, and with the trend of present day industrial advancement it can well be expected that the demand for these non-metallic minerals will continue to increase.

"\ never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.*' â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Thomas A. Edison

Limestone and How It Pertains To Life . Âąon

Most of us in this part of the country are inclined phorus in the muscles. They are evidently neces

to think of limestone only in terms of work and consequent pay checks. But in reality, it means

sary parts of the muscle building foods.

much more to us than we know.

finger nails which makes them tough contains lar ger quantities of the substance cystine. Cystine is

To the farmer

Keratin which is the substance in our hair and

it is of invaluable assistance toward producing abundant crops. To the consumer of those crops essentially a sulphur compound and when burned it is the essence of life itself.

In order for any living thing to grow, certain chemical compounds are essential.

These com

pounds are derived from the chemical elements

magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, iron, nitrogen, sulphur and potassium which may or may not be found in the soil.

In some instances the elements

were not in the soil originally, but usually the ori ginal supply has merely been depleted.

It is at this point that limestone enters the story. Limestone contains calcium and magnesium in large quantities, ample supplies of both phosphorus and sulphur, varying amounts of iron and potassium and small amounts of nitrogen. (Nitrogen, how ever, is usually supplied by leguminous plants) Hence, these ingredients which are taken from the ~~r.

soil by growing plants can easily and economically be replaced by adding powdered limestone to the soil, thereby assuring the farmer not only of a splendid crop this year but also in the years to come. Since the plants have utilized these chemical in gredients in growth it is only logical to assume that when those plants are used as food that these same chemical ingredients are in turn utilized by the consumers body. That is exactly what happens. Have you ever considered why your blood is red rather than green, blue or yellow, why your finger nails and hair have a peculiar odor when burned, or why your teeth and bones are white and strong? The fresh vegetable and fruit foods that you eat supply the answer. Dissolved iron which comes into your body via

the plants you eat, forms the nucleus of the very complex compound haemoglobin. This in turn com bined with oxygen from the air you breathe results in the red colored oxy haemoglobin. The blood also contains calcium which is an essential part of the

blood clotting mechanism, and phosphates which in combination with calcium, form one of the import

ant buffer salts which aids in keeping the blood from becoming too acid or to alkaline. Calcium from the blood stream is deposited in

layer upon layer on our bones and teeth. It is this calcium deposit that gives our bones their strength and our teeth their dazzling whiteness.

If you were to take a little piece of muscle tissue,

gently tear it apart, expose it to some ammonia fumes and then look at it under a microscope, you v

would see tiny white crystals of magnesium am monium phosphate. This proves the existance of considerable quantities of magnesium and phos

releases the sulphur to produce that pungent "burn ing feathers" odor familiar to all of us.

These are but a few examples of how we are de pendent for our existence upon the fruit of the soil. The man who coined the phrase "mother earth" must have fully realized our relationship to the soil. The plant is produced to feed the animal, man de vours plant and animal alike, and from each derives certain benefits so that he may grow and prosper. Unlike the plants, man is unable to utilize these essential chemical compounds in their raw state. He depends upon the plants which, by certain phy siological processes, convert them into organic complexes which are then suitable for consumption by the human body. Obviously, plants cannot take food from the soil year after year without depleting the supply of that food. It must be replaced from time to time. Since man harvests the crops and so robs the soil of the food which, in the ordinary courses of nature would be returned to the soil by dead and decaying plants, it is up to him to replenish the supply by arti ficial means. It is in this respect that we in this

area are particularly fortunate. We have an almost inexhaustable supply of a nearly perfect plant food at our very doorstep. It is easily available, ex tremely economical, and within a short distance of our farms and gardens.

It is easily applied to the soil and in the compara tively short space of one season, can renew the worn out, or as the agriculturist calls it, acid soil and result in vigorous crops, the consumption of which enables man to lead a healthy and normal life.

So, to us limestone is indeed a blessing. It feeds, clothes, and shelters us; provides work and money for amusement; it is literally the source of our

health, happiness and well being.

In 1939 Presque Isle County had 2,341 Registered Passenger cars, 169 Commercial cars, 112 Farm ve hicles, 2 Hearses and Ambulances. 2 Motor Cycles, 10 House Trailers and 12 Dealers.

Total collections

of motor tax money bv the Secretary of State in

Presque Isle County was $34,132.22. Total Motor Vehicle Registration Tax collected in Michigan was $19,893,910.27. Of this Presque Isle County was apportioned $59,826.38. Always give clear, concise instructions. Make sure they are understood, and follow through to make sure they are obeyed. 1339

Here's Looking At Yotul"' More Mjemlbers Of Xlue O&lclie Family JOHN HELLER started out as a storeboy

on April 1, 1913.

After a year on this job

he became a machinist apprentice. Today he is a foreman in the Machine Shop. John was born in Rogers City and has always lived here. His interests center around a fine

home, wife, daughter and a shiny automobile.

Yard Department in April. 1921. Frank spent his time on a farm and in the U. S. Army.

A proud home owner and father of five children shows that Frank is typical of our

many empoyees. He is now a sub-foreman in the Yard Department and does much ol the work with the machinery in the lower Yard operation.



Rogers City from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, in June. 1916. He started with the Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co. as a blacksmith and is now a sub-forman in the General Re

pair Department. Bill is interested in build ing boats and inventing appliances useful in shop work. He has raised a family of four and is now a proud grandfather.


In June 1926, LESTER RAYMOND grad uated from high school and found steady employment witli the Michigan Limestone &

Chemical Co.

He started


the Yard

crew and by the end of the season was transferred







worked on clerical jobs ever since and at present is ÂŤ;. Purchasing Department assist ant. "Les" is a native of Rogers City and is well known as an outstanding athlete. Re cently Cupid cornered him and he is now a happily married man.

anytime or anywhere you see himâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;friendly, unhurried and punctual. Another of our family men who can count eight around the table. Doc has been employed since March, 1916, and as far as we are able to tell he has

always worked in the Storehouse as a clerk

and bookkeeper.

He was born in


County. Michigan.



A native of Rogers City, AARON SMITH is now foreman of the House Maintenance

Paint Crew. At an early age "Smitty" work ed in the Yard Department and transferred lo the paint crew in 1930. He is known for




Ontario to this country. He has made the name Cherette well known locally by his

active interest in sports. He enjoys life, his family and his job as a locomotive crane operator.


his ability to catch fish and has many en thusiastic stories of the big ones at Long Lake. We know that Aaron spends more time at his lake cottages than with the fish. But good fish stories of necessity go with the renting of cottages to tourists.

He has always liked work with

machinery and has been a crane operator for many years. His employment dates from May. 1915, with the Michigan Lime stone & Chemical Co. A proud home owner is Jack and a father of six children.

FRANK PILARSKI is a native of Posen. Michigan. Before his employment in the

EMIL DEHNKE was born in Alpena but has been a resident of Rogers City si nee his employment with the Limestone Com pany in March, 1913. He is an electrician

of a shift in the Mill Department and has always followed this type of work. Now a home owner and a father of three young sters keeps Emil busy and content.

Born in Russia, ROBERT PATZER came to this country in 1902 landing at Baltimore. Md. He started working for Michigan Lime stone & Chemical Co. on June 20, 1913, in the

Mill Department.

In 1916 he became a fire

man in the Power House and is now head

repairman of the Power Department. Bob enjoys his work and the task of keeping his nine children well supplied with the neces sities of life. He says that work is his big gest hobby but that a game of spitzeT now and then provides him with the needed rec reation.

Born in Moltke Township

of Presque Isle County

On May 10, 1919, the Mill Department took on a

Other than

promising new employee from Alpena, Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;our

a few years of farming, lumbering and embarking on business ventures, Adolph has worked as an electrician for the Limestone Company. He is now a shift elec trician in the Mill Department. When he isn't working

friend HARRY MEHARG. After four years in the Mill he was transferred to the Time Office where he worked up to timekeeper. Since the first of the present year

ADOLPH DULLACK is a true native son.

to keep his family of eight fed, he is making the rounds of field and stream.

His service has been continuous

since August, 1916.

he has been office cashier in the Accounting Depart

ment. His wife and two youngsters keep his home and

yard in first-class condition while Harry keeps the golf course well dug up. He plays a powerful game of spitzer, so he says, and certainly can carry on an argu ment in any sport.

DAN KELLEY has been in the Transportation De partment as a locomotive engineer since April 25, 1925. During the past few seasons he has been foreman in charge of the locomotive watchman crew. A native of nearby Alcona County, we know little of his activities before coming to Rogers City. He has a wife and four children, owns his home, is interested in municipal, fra ternal and American Legion affairs.

ARTHUR WENZEL, a sub-foreman in the Carpenter

Crew, started his service on March 14, 1921. Art was born in Rogers City and has raised a family of four children.

He has done considerable commercial fish

ing during his spare time and still has the "Ralph W.," a small fishing tug which he uses when trolling for lake trout.

Since June, 1925, when NORMAN "PENNY" HOEFT was released from the local high school he has had a variety of work. He has done Yard labor, locomotive brakeman, telephone switchboard operator, engineer

ing office helper, belt repair work. Dock Office clerk. Accounting Department, and at present is an assistant in the traffic manager's office. Penny was born in Rogers City and has always lived here. He has a wife and two daughters and says that these ladies keep him

busy. We do see him trying to play golf and spitzer quite often so we would say that his ladies have a job keeping him out of mischief.

Since July 7, 1922, DAVID LARSON has been em

ployed in the machine shop as a general repairman. Dave has charge of many of the extensive repair jobs around the plant and on the boats. His friends say he is a clown, but his experience, knowledge and wit combine to go farther than the funny side of life when

you pin him down to realities.

Born in Sweden, his

wife called him a foreigner until a few years ago; however, Dave is now a citizen of the U.S.A.

Mickigan My Mickm



Do You Know Its Value ~- In

Recreation, Industry, Natural Resources, Etc. Citizens of Michigan are usually in accord that we live in the best state in the Union.

Each may

have a particular reason for their choice, but Michi gan has many desirable characteristics which at tract the permanent resident as well as the tourist. Known as the "Playground of the Nation.*' Michi gan is divided into two great peninsulas by the Straits of Mackinac and its shores arc washed by

four Great Lakes. Michigan. Superior, Huron and Erie.

An annual out-state tourist business ol over

$350*000,000 is credited to Michigan and why not?

graphite for seven-eighths of all the pencils made in foreign countries. The Soo Locks on the St. Mary's River is the busiest waterway in existence. Mil lions of flics lose their lives on the sticky fly paper made in (irand Rapids and housekeeping the world over is made easier by Carpet Sweepers made in the unexcelled Sweeper plants of that city. The Detroit River is considered as the world's greatest maritime thoroughfare. Michigan has many outstanding features of in terest such as the great dunes that follow the Lake Michigan shore; the furniture museum at (irand

Rapids; Ford's Greenfield Village at Dearborn; the It has 5.023 clear water lakes and 2.100 streams, ranking from small creeks to mighty lakes over 350 automobile factories at Detroit, Flint, Rontiae and Lansing; Historic Mackinac Island; the Cascades at miles in length. In these waters each year the con servation department plants upwards of 250,000,000 Jackson; the Irish Hills; the Soo Locks; the great fingerling food and game fish. In 1939 Michigan waterfalls of the Upper Rcnisula; the Picture Rocks led the United States in the number of fishing lic enses issued.

Michigan offers the visitor a continuous organ ized program of entertainment: starting in the

spring with the Smelt and Perch Festivals at Boyne City and East Tawas, follows the Blossom Festival

at Munisiug; Brockway Mountain Drive in the Cop per Country; Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains; Michigan's Geyser at Rockland: the Ambassador Bridge at Detroit and the Blue Water

Bridge at Port Huron connecting Michigan and On tario: the Oil Wells of Mt. Pleasant: the Zoo at De

Holland. Pancake Festival at Glenn. Swedish Festival at Whitehall. Forest Festival at Manistee.

troit ; and thousands of other interesting places to visit ami enjoy in the S3 counties. Our own Presque Isle County was set off in 1840.

Cherry Festival at Traverse City, and a round of regatta, tennis and golf tournaments, shuffle board

the county government being established in 1871. The county has fifty miles of Lake Huron shore

tournaments, horse shows, flower shows, lairs, mu

line, besides numerous rivers and inland lakes. The nameâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;French for "almost an island"â&#x20AC;&#x201D;was taken

at St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Tulip Time at

sical concerts, fruit festivals, hunting shindigs, color northern towns where large Winter Carnivals are

from the narrow peninsula which juts several miles into Lake Huron and which voyageurs could cross at its base by a portage of 200 yards. The county is


notable for its limestone formations, and the lime

Although Michigan is known as the Nations I'layground she is noted for much more than Sports as industrially Michigan leads the world in the manu facture of automobiles, refrigerators, adding mach

stone industry ranks foremost. At Rogers City, we are told and modestly repeat, we have the world's largest limestone quarry and crushing plant. The

ines, drugs and pharmaceuticals, chemical products,

although agriculture probably still exceeds it in an nual value. Oats, potatoes, barley and hay are the leading crops; the livestock ami dairy industries

tours and in the winter there arc the snow trains

running to Grayling, I'eloskcy. Alpena and other

sand, limestone, lime, brick, bromine and calcium chloride.

Detroit, besides being an automobile center is the leading" salt center of the United States and has the

largest drug manufacturing plants in the world. Midland is the location of one of the largest chemi cal plants and Kalamazoo has the largest book pa per factory in the world. Grand Rapids is known as

the "Furniture Capital of America".

People the

world over start their day with breakfast from food

factories 1342


Battle Creek.



tourist business is fast becoming a leading industry,

are also valuable.

We cannot rise simply by demanding a higher

place, or by assuming qualities we do not really possess. If we rise to the to]), it must be by honest ly and patiently earning our place.


Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Benjamin Franklin


May 17, 1940. Mr. Viegelahu is employed in the Power Department.

Tliose VV no Have Passed Away Mrs. Wilhelmina

Bruning. Mother of


Bruning of the.Blasting Department passed awav

Ronald Lerov to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Beebc on June 16, 1940. Mr. Beebe is employed by the Brad

on July 25. 1940. Edward Burns, father of John Burns of the Drill

ley Transportation Company.

ing Department, passed away on May 14. 1940. Rev. S. J. Francis was in charge of Funeral Services and burial in the Long Rapids Cemetery. Harry Kucharski Jr., six-year-old son of Harry

June 29, 1940. Mr. Sclke is employed by the Brad ley Transportation Company. TerroRl to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Malocha on July 17, 1940. Mr. Malocha is employed by the Bradley Transportation Company.

Kucharski of the Mill Department, met with an ac cident which caused his death on July 17. 1940. Funeral services were from the St. Ignatius Church with Rev. C. T. Skowronski officiating. Burial was

in Rogers City Memorial Park. Mrs. Alcid 'Burned, wife of Alcid Burnell of the Drilling Department passed away in the Peloskey Hospital on April 30, 1940. Rev. Louis Linn offi ciated at the funeral services held from St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial was in Rogers City Me morial Park. Chas. Tober of the Mill Department

James Leonard to Mr. and Mrs. Alex Sclke on

James Roy to Mr. ami Mrs. William Buczkowski

on July 20, 1940. Mr. Buezkowski is employed in the Drilling Department. Duane Florian to Mr. and Mrs. Florian Modrzvn-

ski on July IS, 1940. Mr. Modrzynski is employed in the Yard Department. Congratulations parents! May these new arrivals brine joy to your household.

is a brother.

Edward Siecinski, fifteen year old sou of Watson

Siecinski of the Shovel Department, was killed in an auto accident on August 24, 1940.


Funeral Ser

vices were held at St. Dominic's Church at Mel/.. Interment followed in St. Dominic's Church Ceme tery.

JN ewiyweds

"Calcite Screenings" joins with the many friends and neighbors in extending sympathy to those mourning the loss of loved ones.

Edgar Newhouse |r. was united in marriage to

Mildred Wirgau on" June 8. 1940 by Rev. G T. Skowronski. Mr. Xewhouse is employed in the Electrical Department. Martin Sobeck was married to Hetty Sclke oil


June 29. 1940 by Rev. C. T. Skowronski. Mr. So beck is employed by the Bradley Transportation Company.

Arrivals Since our spring issue of "Screenings" daughters have been born to the following employees: Carol Nan to Mr. and Mrs. Donald McLennan on

June IS, 1940.

Mr. McLennan is employed in the

I*ower Department.

Emily Louise to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Isabelle on June 30. 1940. Mr. Isabelle is employed by the Bradley Transportation Company. Cay Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Algenstedt on JuneS. 1940. Mr. Algenstedt is employed in the Drilling Department. Geraldine Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Flcwclling

George Bellmore of the Bradley Transportation

Company was married to Mildred Burt on July 5. 1940 by Judge Charles Dcttloff. Jr. Miss Betty Clymer and Kenneth X. King of Albi on were married Friday evening August 31. 1940, by Dr. Frederic S. Goodrich of Albion College. Miss

Jane Clymer, sister of the bride, and Ralph C. (iraves attended the couple. Following a wedding trip in northern Michigan where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Clymer. the couple took up their residence in Albion where Mrs. King received her

master of arts degree in 1939 and has since been teaching in the Gardner Grade School. Mr. King

is a partner in tin- Craves and King Home for funerals.

on July 13. 1940. Mr. Flcwclling is a tug engineer.

Lester Raymond was united in marriage to Mary Janc Murdoch on July 13, 1940 by the Rev. Charles

on July 26, 1940. Mr. S/.czerowski is employed in

J. Keppel at Detroit. Michigan. Mr. Raymond is employed in the Purchasing Department.

Joan' Ann to Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Szczcrowski

the Shovel Department.

Karen Jean to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Smolinski on July 11. 1940. Mr. Smolinski is employed in the Tug Department. Sons were born to the following employees: Robert David to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cicero on

May 14, 1940. Mr. Cicero is employed in the Load ing Department.

Gary Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Viegelahu on

George Lamb was married to Alma Fcrko on July

31. 1940 by the Rev.E. C. Weber. Mr. Land) is em ployed by the Bradley Transportation Company. Frank Gordon was united in marriage to Mary

Cager on August 16, 1940 by the Rev. Francis A. Jurek. Mr. Gordon is operator of the derrick scow. "Calcite Screenings" wishes these uewlyweds

much happiness on their matrimonial voyage. 1343



it i n


"Personals" That Come To The Editor's Desk Bob "Comet" Pearse has just finished a thirtyday course on how to buy a second-hand Ford. Af ter completing the training period, which included research trips to various northern Michigan towns to investigate what type of body makes the fem

inine heart flutter best, Bob found the right model

If Joe Kowalski seems lost in some far-off place when he should be tending to your load of coal, he is making further plans to bear the ball and chain without getting Bugs in his eyes. His latest move is buying a goat whose double duty will be to serve as sparring partner and furnish milk rich

in iron to rebuild the muscles he expects will be

here in the home town.

Ernie Adrian has just rounded out the first dec ade of married life.

Just "Among Ourselves"

He wonders what most of

his time would be charged to if he had made a dis

torn down by the hard impacts of married life.

Soon to leave and continue preparations for a bigger job is the crew of fine young fellows known

tribution sheet of those 3650

to us as "Thornley's Crew."

days. Now that Ed Radka and

Careful WW Yoni S

Julius Patzer have installed soft tires on the old McCormick tractor to increase

speed and reduce the bumps, how about turning the cab around to complete the streamlining job. The finest job of amateur engineering done by a cot tage builder this year is the new set of steps built by Earl Nagel at his Lake Net tie place. Some day when a queen of Lake Nettie is chosen, these concrete stairs


In speaking of a person's faults, Pray don't forget your own; Remember those with homes of glass Should seldom throw a stone.

If we have nothing else to do But talk of those who sin, 'Tis better we commence at home

And from that point begin. We have no right to judge a man Until he's fairly tried; Should we not like his company, We know the world is wide.

Some may have faultsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and who has not?

The old as well as young;

Perhaps we may for aught we know, Have fifty to their one. Then let us all when we begin To slander friend or foe, Think of the harm one word may do

will be a fitting background from which to lead her to the water below.

To those we little know.

Baldy Rose tells many tales of the good things out Millersburg way. One which has been definitely estab lished is that he makes good sandwiches and creamy cof

Remember, curses sometimes like Our chickens "roost at home."

Don't speak of others' faults Until we have none of our own.

They have covered the quar ry, tracks, and yard with willing hands and backs to give us all a better, safer place in which to work.

When a fellow runs up the "Stars and Stripes" so they are flying upside down it means that he is in trou

ble and needs help badly. The other morning it was noticed




House flag was flying up side down. Investigation showed that Gus Schaedig was responsible but to this day we don't know what the trouble was.

Could it

be that he got lost up there on the roof and couldn't find

his way back to the eleva tor?

Alfred "Dead End" Hopp tried out the new hot plate in the sample room some

time ago with unexpected results.

fee, and looks ahead to the clay when "Baldy's Lunch Wagon" will be the sensation of the town. Ray Kelly, the genial engineer from Notre Dame

has made his political debut at Millersburg and Metz. Ray isn't running for anything but he stands for the best in democracy with that wallop ing oratory which builds great crusaders. We wish him a lot of followers in the days to come.

Thinking that the

hot plate was a stool (it does look like one), he sat down on it. It had just been turned on but was still

cold. As time went on and it grew hotter and Al fred failed to move, the samplers began to think that at last they had discovered some relative of the "Dead End Kids." He finally did moveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and suddenly, but by the time he had located the seat of the trouble he had lost the seat of his overalls.

People about town were amazed this summer at

John Heller must be planning to become a fisherman, if one can judge by the questions he's been asking this summer. He wants to know where the fishing is best for bass, bluegills, perch, etc.

He wants to know what baits to use for each

kind of fish.

And where can he fish without get

ting into too deep water.

When he has the an

swers to all those questions we'll be waiting for our invitation to a fish dinner. 1344

the speed with which the Steamer Bradley flashed by Rogers City. The real reason for all the speed was this: Captain Pearse was doing .his best to keep the biggest, whitest and juiciest "bone in her

teeth" possible, so that George Jones could get a super-special picture. The picture was hard to get, and so the performance was repeated time and again all through July.

George didn't miss the

boat once in a whole month.



Jr ecTtaliar

What was causing the gravel on the quarry road to disappear this summer was quite a mystery un


to be an instrument of destruction. Fortunately members of the Victor Koch family were home and

til the radiator on Carl Sehaedig's Mack truck be gan to boil and steam without apparent reason. When that venerable machine was brought in for

the beginning of a fire was checked before much

a check-upâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;there was all the gravel that had van

damage was done.

ished from the road. It had been sucked up by the truck's cooling fan and neatly deposited around the radiator. Why not go into the street cleaning bus

A decoration to help beautify a home turned out

The picture shows a glass win

dow shelf used to display small plants. In the cen-

iness, Carl ?

We must hand it to Julius Zemplc for the en

thusiasm he displayed while resurfacing the quarry road lately.

He even tried riding the grader him

self to make sure that the job was done right.

It wonld be a blunder, if not an impossibility, to let a summer issue of the Screenings go by with

out its full quota of fish stories. The prize for the season, perhaps, is the report that Rudy Kreft swiped one of the kids' inner tubes at the lake one

Sunday, donned a bathing suit, and paddled quietly out onto the lake for a little swim-fishing, if wc

can call it that.

What he caught other than a Gold

we don't know.

Does anyone know if Max Belltnore recovered that shaving brush he lost down the kitchen drain?

He was talking about taking the drain apart the last we heard of the situation.

For Bernard Wagner's information we wish to

ter was a small water filled bowl containing a sprig of ivy.

The window faces the northwest and a re

gulation shade had been drawn to keep out the heat of a summer afternoon sun.

Whether the glass

shelf or the water filled bowl acted to concentrate

the heat of the sun's raws igniting the window shade we do not know. This should serve as a warning to all housewives that such attractive displays carry a fire hazard.

We observe that window shelves are

widely used and pass this interesting information on for our reader's benefit.

The office force enjoyed the candy Lester Ray mond sent tip while on his honeymoon. We all hope that "Les" and his wife are as satisfied with each

say that Emil Dehnke has laid in a fresh supply of binder twine. If Bernard hasn't found it yet when this issue comes out he can begin looking for it right away.

When Leonard LaGuire begins taking all bets he can place on the Tigers it is time for all inter ested sports fans to beware. We understand that Leonard really "cleaned up" the day the Tigers playecl Muskegon. Harvey Elowski. a pitman on No. 1\ shovel, brought proof that wc have good fishing in this territory and that he is a pretty good fisherman too. Many of our employees spend some of their

other as the office force was with their candy. There is more than romance "on the shores of


There is also soft sand that's not

so good to drive on. Having found this out by sad experience Chris Beukema has the following ad vice to offer young men and their girl friends when out driving on a moon-lit night. Never get off the concrete highway. Rather drive on the crowded city streets than on some lonely lakeside lane. It is still better to use the old gag about run ning out of gas than to get your car buried to the fenders on some deserted beach.

We would like to suggest that the next time Don Gillanders decides to run into the ditch he picks a spot where there are no ant hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;this out of con sideration for those wdio stop to help him. Hav ing ants in one's pants is every bit as annoying as it is supposed to be.

leisure time on the lakes and streams nearby.


is a privilege we should appreciate. Your support on conservation problems is the best way to show your appreciation. 1345

Tke Paul Mulka Family Meet the family of Mr. and Mrs. I'aul Mulka. eight girls and one boy. I'aul has been in the Mill Department during his entire employment with the limestone company which dates back to Julv 1917. He has always been an industrious fellow and now we know that this splendid family surely provided an inspiration tor him to make good.

found little pleasure in it.

Sea-sickness induced

by gasoline fumes; backaches caused by repeated attempts to restart a stalled motor, and assorted

coatings of grease and grime were the by-products of the trip. The boys figure that if they could put the old scow into better condition it might be passable. The







church regularly the rest of the summer are con

siderable. He went out fishing a few Sunday's ago and while enjoying that pastime he noticed a huge pike lying contentedly in the watery depths under his boat. Why man. it was easily the big gest pike he'd ever seen—four feet long if it was an inch! Well sir. for tie next half hour that pike was besieged by the greatest array of worms, frogs. grasshoppers, dare-devils and threats he'd ever come upon in his whole life but he wouldn't bile.

Whereupon. Dick sal down t«. ponder on the rea sons for his failure.

Then it dawned on him that

he wras supposed to be serving as usher in church that morning.

There arc two gentlemen who are wondering

just what condition they were in when they sawthat big pike George Dagner claims they saw him In the back row left to right are Esther. Helen,

Paul. Mrs. Mulka. Sophia and Mary.

Front row-

left to right are Patricia. Martha. Jerry. Pauline and Dorothy. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Mulka on rais

ing such a fine family.

Otto Zemple not only enjoys the distinction of being unable to catch as many fish as his wife, but in addition is now being seriously considered as a candidate for the R.O.F.L. (Royal Order of Fish Losers). As such he will be entitled to wear their emblem, a giant leather medal adorned with fish heads and surmounted by a broken stringer. It seems that not so long ago. Otto caught two fine pike, hooked them securely to his stringer and fastened it to the bank. While engaged in luring another wily pike to his bait, he heard a snap and to his chagrin discovered that his stringer had parted from its fastening and was flashing down stream accompanied by his catch. Evidently the fish soon became entangled in

catch on Thunder Bay River last winter. They don't remember seeing it at all They don't even remem ber being down on Thunder Bay River last winter. In fact, they think that George jusl thought they were there—or else he knows they weren't, but claims otherwise.

One of our stenographers goes to the city and wins a new car—good going. Kva!

Ten years ago these two gentlemen posed for a picture in the 18 cubic yard dipper of the new No. 1 Shovel and were shown in "Calcite Screenings". Mere we have the same gentlemen in the 20 cubic

the weeds near the bottom of the stream, so Otto,

with true Teutonic deliberation and thoroughness, endeavored to retrieve his quarry with the aid of

a line and heavy sinker. After repeated attempts and as many failures. Otto gave up in disgust and departed for home—but not empty handed; his wife had succeeded in landing three or four nice fish during the time that Otto was engaged in his

unprofitable venture. It is thought in some quarters that Art Wenzel ought to be indicted for renting his "Ralph W." to gullible young engineers as a pleasure boat. Two stalwarts of the Engineering Department and a friend recently took the boat on a short jaunt but 1340

yard dipper of our new \'o. 1 shovel. The years have increased the size of the dipper, we will let you decide whether or not the years have done likewise

to our friends Joseph Peiiglase and R. B. Henley.

Ascending and Descending a Ohip's JLadder Not often do we hear of sail

The unheralded but highly important young la dies pictured above we know as the office girls. They do their share in keeping the company's wheels turning by tending the switch board, oper

ors f a 1 li n g while going up o r

d o w n




When such an accident occurs




ly results in se rious injury. H e r e show a

w e man

going aboard ship with his arms



luggage trust ing to luck that he


ating typewriters and mimeograph machines and


deck safely. Such a practice is a deliberate viola tion of safety rules. How much easier and safer to use the bucket shown which is provided for the pur pose of transporting bundles to and from the dock.

looking after the many details so essential to any

business. From left to right they are: Ardis Hopp, Ella Rcinke. Kathryn Ferdclman. Ruth Ricgcr, Gisela IMatz. and Ida Schultz.

We ask that the men of the Bradley Transportation

On ess j'VV ho :'

Company use the luggage carriers and keep their hands free when using the ship's ladder. Just one fall and you will lose all the time you think you save. Besides prolonged residence in a hospital is

liere as

not a pleasant or desirable occupation.

\v ho"

Doc Minder always carries a complete wardrobe of head gear locked in his car. hi is working hats include enough kinds to fit any kind of weather conditions which might exist when he makes his rounds, and his fishing hats are also selected lo be changed with the humidity. The latest addition to Doc's







our "guess is



known that we find il difficult to give

you much informa tion without giving a w a y the secret. This picture w a s taken some 17 years ago when this

decks the hat with exotic blooms and imagines

He began

that he is some south of the border reverie.

for the M. L. oc C

ing young chap

m a n

w a s

working as a black smith in New York.


Company in the spring of 1915 and, with the


wc have here is Daniel Wal ter B redo w

of a nine months in terval in 1921. he

j u st

ever since. He has an excellent record

se ven

months old. He is


Hugo of






portation D epartment. Dan iel



cided yet wdiat he wants to be

when he grows




bet h e want to



for Michigan Lime, just like his daddy.


The h a n d s o m e




young chap we have

Sporting panama made in the Pacific waves be low the equator. Doc didn't meet the squaw who wove the hat. but to get a comparable effect, he







and is regarded by

superiors and sub ordinates alike as a

fine d e p e u d a b 1 c man.

Gardening is the hobby w h i c h re

ceives most of his spare time. His industry and in genuity have produced an unusual garden which we all admire.

When not busy with his flowers he

may be found enjoying his new car, for he has a weakness for these sleek new streamliners.

Last month's "guess who" was Neil Glosscr. 1347

Did you ever play train when you were a kid? Remember how much fun it was to go noisily up and down the street, engine panting and tooting, and the rest of the "train" rattling along behind? Here is a picture to prove that the game never

tain immunity to ivy poisoning, ho certain treat ment and no certain preventive measures aside

from the sometimes difficult procedure of staying completely away from the plant. A person may es cape the flaming irritation once or twice, but then,

in a second you get a case <>\ poison itch of infection that is very uncomfortable!

Learn to recognize each ol these plants and don't touch them.

A characteristic common to all three is that they give ofl droplets ol oily sap containing an irritatingagent that is extremely dangerous to skin tissue. This sap is present even in dried out. uprooted plants And when the plant is burned, the smoke carries the poison droplets. After exposure, remove your clothing carefully and have it dry cleaned. Wash exposed parts of your body repeatedly in hoi water. Use stronglaundry soap generously. Don't use brushes or rough wash cloths. Sec your doctor.

As for immunity, it is purely relative, the author says. Too many people who have counted on natur

grows old. These young trainmen, passengers and onlookers were snapped while hard at work along Second Street. They are from left to right: Owen Lamb, Calvin Rickle. Thomas Warwick. Don

ald Warwick. Luella Land). Billy Soper. Betty Bruder. Wava Keller. James Land) and Billy Warwick. Joe Wojtas/.ek can pick thirty-two quarts of blueberries in an hour and a half we have learned

from good authority (that is, from Joe himself). Just why some people aren't satisfied with the

horsepower that is locked under the hoods of pres ent day automobiles is hard to guess. Foster Jack son had hardly gotten his car when he tried pick ing up some extra horse-power on the side, lie got it scattered too indiscriminately on the hood and it proved disastrous to the car. Moral: Onlyqualified engineers "horses" and atttos.






al immunity have found themselves poisoned when they failed to take proper precautions. There has been some success in acquiring immunity by the administration of a toxic agent, but this varies with the individual.

How to Keep from Growing Old—It is reported that the prize boner of the year was pulled by an enthusiastic car owner taking an examination for a driver's license.

He stated that the white lines

•m our highways are placed there to enable the

driver to potential ing is to with the

travel in a straight line. According to this fatalist, all that is necessary for safe driv straddle the white line and keep it in line raditor cap.

Occasionally, the temptation to say what we think yets the better of us.

The results are better that


Our old friend and former employee Pat Lamb underwent an operation recently necessitating the amputation of his left leg. Circulatory conditions aggravated by an old injury of several years ago was given as the cause. Rat is a pioneer of this lo cality and well known. Despite his eighty years,

he is cheerful and is making a very rapid recovery. It was Rat that told us once that you can't kill an

Irishman—he'll just dry up and blow- away.

TL e O Fiigiinial


Ivy iL/eague Li Tte P«oisoii ivy


THE BIG THREE among poison plants are I'oi soii Ivy. Poison Sumac and Poison Oak. and each year some of our men or their families have trouble with one or the either of these troublesome irrita tions.

Any one of these three can raise hob with vour health, your safety and your comfort—and soon it

will be time to start watching out for these plants

if your work or pleasure takes you outdoors, along railroad tracks, fences, or into the woods.

\'o one is completely immune. 1.548

There is no cer

In the railroading day of Casey Jones, the sem aphore and disc signals liadn't been invented. Willi ropes and pulleys they used to raise a ball high on a pole to indicate a clear track. From that came the word "highball"—meaning the train could pro ceed full speed ahead. ^

Health Sense and Safety

By Foster Jackson

The word stands out. a symbol of the

gestion. constipation, colds, temporary eye strain,

mysterious ami dreadful. It brings to mind piclures of writhing agony and violent death. Not

etc., and which leave in a short lime should cause no


one of us. as a gesture of normal behavior, would deliberately take poison, yet each year thousands

sources need the attention of a physicianâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;3io,t the services of a pill or powder. Patent medicines can be roughly divided into two


of people are unwittingly but surely poisoning themselves through the self-administering of drugs originally intended for use only upon the

advice of a physician, and by the use of so-called

patent medicines.

Others suffer untold misery

But persistent pain from these or other


First; those which are composed chiefly

of foots or herbs and water, yield about 99 percent profit to the manufacture, and are comparatively harmless. Second: those which contain large quan

and even death by accidental poisoning. Self dosing can become a particularly vicious habit. For example: constipation, brought on by

tities of alcohol or sedatives, are sometimes habit-

the typical American practice of overeating usu

only in the testimonial advertisements, and should never be taken without first consulting a doctor as

al!)- can be corrected by nothing more stringent than reverting to a proper diet and a little mild exercise. However, instead of resorting to this natural method of dealing with the situation, the

average person swallows a pill and obtains tem porary relief. As a result the intestines, exhaust ed by the harsh purging action of cathartics be comes even more sluggish and the constipation returnsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to be treated with another pill. Thus the cycle goes on ami on until the person as a last re sort, hies to the doctor and spends a good deal of time and money in an effort to regain his health. The same accusation can be brought against suf ferers from headache.

Headache tablets are de

forming and therefore dangerous.

Both classes are expensive, are usually effective

to their merits and suitability for your purpose-. Each year we read in the newspapers of a num ber of tragic incidents whereby small children and even adults are accidentally poisoned. The ma jority of these cases are a direct result of the use of drugs from improperly labeled or even unlabeled bottles.

Householders should make it a practice to clean OUt the medicine cabinet at regular intervals.


bottles or containers with indistinct labels as well as those with no labels should be discarded. All bot

tles containing poison should be so marked that there is no mistaking them and medicines designed

signed for the relief of pain pending the actual

for external use should have that information plain

cure or removal of the cause. They arc not cure-alls.

ly printed on the label.

Few people realize just how dangerous the indis criminate use of headache preparations cart be. Pure aspirin if taken in moderation, is probably the least dangerous of the popular remedies. Sub

The two condensed safety rules for every med icine cabinet in the home are: 1. Keep it clean and

stocked only with high-grade and well-labeled prep arations,

2. Have it located away from children's

stances that contain acetanilid. when taken in quan

curious fingers.

tity or used over a period of time, are apt to affect

One ingenious mother improved on the last rule. In addition to keeping the cabinet out of reach she

the heart. Particularly to be avoided are concoctions advertised to "bring relief within a few minutes." They contain patent drugs that can disrupt the whole body system with dire results..

However, the most danger

studded the corks of all the bottles with pins. Hence, if the youngster should happen to get his hands on a bottle, of medicine and at

tempt to open it the pin pricks would cither discourage him

ous aspect of the whole situ

entirely, or make him cry and

ation is not what effect one or two doses of these remedies


will have on the body, but rath er the undesirability of their repeated use over a period of


years coupled with the fact that too many people regard them as cures.

When the pain

leaves nothing is done to cor

rect the condition causing the pain. If it recursâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;another

thus attract

the mother's at

How is your medicine cab

Is it well placed out of

reach of small children?


it contain ample supplies of re liable first aid material?


the medicines those prescribed by your doctor? Are the poi sonous materials set aside and

rious ailments an- thus kept

labeled as such? If you can an swer "yes" to these questions, pat yourself on the back, then

lingering a long period of time.

take another look to be sure.

tablet is taken.

Sometimes se

It cannot be stressed too of

ten <>r loo strongly that pain is a danger signal and should J>e regarded as such. Occasion al headaches arising from indi-

If you answer "no" to any or all ol the questions, correct now a condition that might easily cause someone in your family suffering and death. 1349

The Bradley Transportation Company Safety Meetings and Personal News

To Captain Malcolm Robert MacLean of the Steamer W. F. White goes the honor of being the first man in the Bradley Transportation Company to have twenty five years of continuous service. Captain "Mac" started his service with the Bradley boats in September 1915 as a first mate on the Steamer White. After a year and a half in this posi

As his name indicates he is of a nationality with conservative tendencies and lives along those lines. His hobbies have been Irs family of wife and three

tion he was made master of the Steamer White and

children and keeping one of the best groomed ships

has been master of every boat in the I'radley Fleet at some time in his years of service.

Captain MacLean was born in Goderich Ontario in 1880. Twelve years later his family moved to Detroit. Michigan, where Mac's formal education was completed. His father followed the occupation

of sailing on the Great Lakes ami il was quite nat ural for his sons to be interested i" following this same life. Mac's progress was steady and soon he reached the top in his line, that of being captain of a vessel.

It is always interesting when talking to a man of experience to learn what he might do if he was to start over again. "Mac" has no regrets because he followed the sailor's vocation,

lie has found


interesting, hard work and has enjoyed every min ute of his service.

He thinks we are in need of a

had training under Captain "Mac". He is known as a father to the boys and his advice has always been sincere and good. He has made many friends in his travels from port to port.

on the lakes.

To this friend we extend our greetings on his twenty Fifth year with the Bradley Transportation Company. We hope lie has many more years of pleasure in navigating our Great Lakes and Rivers

before he retires to his home at Rocky River. Ohio. Walter Greenwood

We were grieved to hear of the passing of Walter Greenwood. Inspector or Boilers with the United States Steamboat Inspection Service at Port Hu ron. Michigan. Mr. Greenwood has been coming

to the Port of Calcite for the past ten years inspect ing our tugs and boats. He made many friends here and gave helpful aid to many fellows seek ing continuous discharge books. This congenial gentleman will be missel by many in our Marine

check up on our moral stamina but that the boys of today following the lake transportation are as good


if not better than they have ever been. I le stresses the importance <>\ education as giving a fellow a better start in competition for jobs and as a true sailor he says that the water has more to offer the

'J he best thing to give your enemy is forgiveness ; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart: to your child, a good example; to a father, defer

conscientious worker than the laud.

Many of the men still following the lakes have 1350


ence; to your mother, conduct that will make her

proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men. charity.



The Romance of the Sea -by Jean C. Henley

from any of the larger ships and their signals were not seen. Agonizing moments passed for those boys as they tried to make their shouts heard above the wind. They unshipped the spar and the boat

"CALCn'ESCRKLNINGS" has had many stories of rescues of life and property by the Bradley Transportation Company boats during their years of operation. It has been interesting to read of

Their wet flares were useless but as darkness ap proached they found a flashlight, which had been

these and to hear of them but it was far more in

submerged for some time, and to their relief the

teresting to lie on the scene of a rescue, which was our privilege Saturdav. August 24th. returning from Gary on the ST LA MRU "CARL I). BRAD

flashlight performed, and it was this flash signal that the Steamer Bradley picked up. From the time their signal was sighted until the time they were picked up was but a matter of


righted herself but

remained well

under water.

The Captain's report starts out formally with

minutes, but to those of us who watched, and to

the statement that the ship left Gary at 8:17 p. m.

those boys, the minutes seemed like hours! It may not be unusual for a crew of the Steamer

bound for Calcite.

A more detailed report might

have been stated that shortly after 8:17 \>. m. the

Captain turned his ship over to the navigating crew and said that the Captain's day was now over for some time and we could sit down for a visit,

but shortly after the visit began the Captain re ceived a call from the bridge. After a brief absence he came down to his room and remarked that he had been mistaken earlier because there seemed

more work to do, and told us a distress signal had been sighted. We went on deck at once to observe the procedure. In the inky blackness of the lake a Ilashing signal was sighted and before long the searchlight picked up a submerged sailboat with three men clinging to her. An alarm had brought the crew on deck in life preservers, with rope. buoys and ladders ready to perform a duty, and the ship was swung around to the lee of the disstressed sailors who by this time could be heard

calling for help, but who were in good enough con dition that it was not necessary to lower a life boat. In a few minutes the STEAMER "CARL D.

BRADLEY" was brought alongside the sloop RolWin and the survivors were able to climb a ladder

to board the ship.

Bradley to perform so orderly and with so little excitement where excitement might be disastrous, but to one who is unused to emergencies of this kind the performance of the crew seemed out standing.

for men to go over the side to do the work and

to perform other acts of heroism and bravery. But if this is but a modest sample of the performance of the Bradley crews in emergencies at sea, we are glad to have had the opportunity to witness it. and to understand better the many fine stories of the men who go down to sea in ships. S t r . C a r l D. B r a d l e y S a f e t y MEETINGS

Date of Meeting: August 31st. 1940. Present: Walter Callum. Chairman; George Hoy, Secretary, and Frank Warwick, Russell Kowalske, John Clans. Victor Klee, Xeil Jackson. Merman Yogler, and the remainder ol

the crew not mi


After a short discussion the

owners decided that their sloop was in bad condi

This particular rescue did not call for

any unusual performance, but upon inquiry we heard of previous rescues when it was necessary

Meeting called to order at 6:20 p. m.

tion and not worth salvaging.

The chairman read the minutes of last meeting. reviewing some of the recommendations.

On board the boys were taken to a Spare room, relieved of their wet clothes and given a warm

more attention be paid to the ladder, also that no

bath and dry clothes, ami over the stimulant of

one be permitted on board ship unless properly

hot coffee and a lunch told us of their adventure.


Irwin Pearson. 21045 50th Avenue, Cicero, 111., the son of a retired employee of International Har


vester Company and at present himself an employee

approaching and

of their McCormick works at Chicago, together with Roland Rlomgren. 6018 S. Artesian Avenue, Chicago, employed by Union Special Machine Com pany, had built a 21-foot Arrowhead sloop and

bad launched her in July of this year. The boys had made several trips in lower Lake Michigan and on this trip, along with Arlhur Lrling of 1927 S. I Ionian Avenue, also an employee of the Union Special Machine Company, bad been to St. Joseph. Michigan, and were on their way backto Chicago. They had skirted the shore as far as Michigan City and then attempted to cross the open lake to Chicago. They had made one-half of the thirty-five miles from 1 :40 in the afternoon to 6:00 in the evening, when a sudden change in

the wind quickly capsized the boat.

It was hardly

dark at that time, but they were some distance

Captain Pearse opened the meeting stressing that Cap








season some


such as slippery decks,



handling of tar paulins, and of the importance of stowing ma terials



proper places and making sure that it is secure

for ther.

rough He

wea also

discussed life preservers. lor the deck






being put ashore on the landing booms, the aver age opinion of the men being that the preserver would handicap them handling the cables on the dock.

Chief Sparre gave an instructive talk on the im portance of working the. water out of the deck machinery: he suggested that the engines be warmed up just before the cables are put out to prevent them from accumulating more conden sation.

The chairman suggested that each individual make sure that the ladder is in proper place before using it. The






plates be roughened outside, of cabin doors, to avoid being so slippery when wet. It was also suggested that an extension be add ed to the present ladder in the coal bunker. The committee also suggested that the new men on

deck be properly instructed to make certain that

the block bar used for opening hatches was secure in the bracket provided for before putting a strain

to start a baseball Lamp.)

on the power cables leading forward be disconnect ed and that the engineers put a lag on the circuit breakers. "Men rinsing in cargo hold." as the ca

John Gregory got his Able Seaman's ticket re cently, and along with it an A.Ii. job.

Bill Rieger is getting ready to go back to Mich igan State College for his fourth year ami a degree in Sanitary and Civil Engineering. Best Wishes. Bill.

And then there was the third assistant engineer who ate night lunch ami carried the dishes out on deck. It couldn't be Mooncy?

It seems as if the passage of the conscription bill has made some of the boys military conscious. The other day we noticed acting Lieutenant Neil Jackson reviewing the manual of arms with trainee Bill Rieger.

Ihe passage ol the conscription bill brings both

hope and sorrow.

Mr. Williams, a guest on board ship spoke to the committee, on several safety measures prac ticed in the building industry, and of the great ac complishments being made through SAFETY FIRST MEETINGS, and being safety minded. The committee reviewed the suggestions made in previous meetings and the progress made. With no further suggestions the meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p. m.

To some the $21 a month pav

is no incentive for staying ashore. To others like Marry Sloan and Vic Klee the thought of girl oilers and girl deckhands seems verv favorable.

bles pass through the cargo hold and are subject ed to water at that lime.

(Contributed by Don

Bob Patzer defeated Lerd Limberg in the Na tionals by eating nine eggs for night lunch.

on the cables.

The committee and deck crew recommended that before rinsing cargo hold that the current


Two of the crews




Vahooty" and "What do you say now" seem to have lost their usefulness. We are open for any recommendations to take the places of the forego ing expressions.

We always thought that we were in(\ enough to keep better than the average man going so Kerd Limberg must be far better than the average. The first thing upon getting off the boat in Buffalo he ordered a lettuce, bacon and tomato sandwich. Dur

ing his four-hour stay in town he ate only three P e r s o n a l Items


If there is anything Otto Sparre likes better than

Mow that the vacation boys -Bob Lowe. Rus Ko-

cooking, it is making bird housesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;nice ones too.

walske, John Clans. Donald Lamp, Johnny Greg

Hitler gets few compliments in these diggin's but George Kerr says that he has more sense than


to tackle Ireland.

Tarp season is here and we can't find the tar]) stretcher.

Lvery "foreigner" remarks about the fuss "home towners" make when we pass Calcite; but when we go to Buffalo and Rete Miller spots those Penn sylvania hillsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Wow! Carl Hagedorn is the best ball player on the boat. The only time he takes a beating is when the time comes to buy the baseballs.

L a w son

Macklem â&#x20AC;&#x201D;- are back the crewcan c o n t i n u e their nor m a 1 routine. It will

be a while yet before all the stands are fin ished but from a I1 indications and rumors the

boys really en joyed lb e mselves.

Clarence Gabrvsiak is expecting an appointment to Rensacola.

We hope you make good Gabby.

Talk about sailors' vacations; you should sec the fellows race down the deck when they get a chance to ride in the Captain's speed boat.

George Hoy says next year Cleveland is going 1352




iew more weeks of



competition is gettingve r y keen. Sloane and

Bill Mooiiey rooting for the Cleveland Indians keep

Up a constant verbal battle against Donald Lamp ami his favorite club—The Detroit Tigers.


stand by passively until some time in October and then see who does the real talking and throws all the—"I told you so's." Str. B. H. Taylor --

Safety Meetings

Date of Meeting: August 17. 1940. Present: Roland Bryan... Chairman;


Schwaegler, Secretary, and Allen Strand. Norman Henderson. Xelson Free, Stanley Gaforysiak, Ed win Khrke,

Richard Haneckovv,



ami other members of the crew.

Country and make it his permanent home. Ware is still buying the cook pop. Allen Strand still won't talk.

Ted Werner is still giving out with his private brand of double talk.

Talking about dictators, we've got one. When the steward says "jump." the. galley crew say "how high ?" Merle









Michigan State Police, and we know that he will

make a mighty fine cop,

Those of the crew who work in the tunnel were

cautioned again against leaving tools, belt, and

S t r . J o h n G. Munson --

S a f e t y Meetings

stone underfoot.

It was decided to remove a cleat that is on deck

at the top of a cargo hold ladder.

It is in such

an inconvenient position thai it is never used as a hand-hold. It is easily tripped over and being between two hatches might trip someone into the cargo hold.

Part of the Welding on the hopper house rail is coming loose ami will be repaired as soon as possible. The Jacob's ladder used to go ashore from the boom when the boat is not up to the dock was re

ported frayed. The use of the ladder is to be dis continued until it is repaired.

The danger of bunk lights breaking and caus ing injury to eyes was brought to the attention of the committee.

Bumping light bulbs with arms

or head may cause breaking. Bulbs have been known to explode when the sockets made a poor connection and the heat of the arc so formed be came intense.

The landing booms are dangerous pieces ol equipment, and to keep this danger to a minimum it was suggested that only the men who have to use them to lie up the boat be lowered on them. The door to the firemen's room was reported to stick badly. This condition will be repaired as soon as possible.

This being all the business before the committee,

the meeting was closed. PERSONAL ITEMS

The best wishes of all the crew to Betty and

Date of Meeting: Wednesday, August 21st. 1940, at 0:00 p. m. Present: Chris Sw arts. Chairman ; William Shay. Secretary, and John Sucharski. .Arthur Breckou. Wm. McKay, Win. Patchkowski, James Lamb, Charles Lester and other members of vessel's per sonnel not on duty. The Meeting was called by the Chairman and

was Opened with the reading of new laws, recently adopted relative to the searching of the vessel liefore arrival at the St. Mary's Falls Canal and the Welland Canal, and also the law with regard to the searching of packages, bundles, cases, etc.. which

may be brought aboard while the Ship is in port, for the purpose of ascertaining that no Contra

band or explosives are brought aboard. These laws for the. protection of personnel, ship, and waterways was then explained by the Chief Officer to avoid any mis-understanding at any time should it become necessary in the judgment of an Officer on watch to institute search of pack ages being brought aboard. Various excerpts from the "Book of Recom mendations" were then read and discussed for the

purpose of clarifying some misunderstanding of different

p r d-


Sugges t i o n s were



quested and the

Martin Sobeck: Martin got off the boat for his

following made: I n working

vacation and came back a married man.





We can't figure out what is wrong with Bill Hursh, the only time he comes to is when the ship passes Cheboygan.

contacts, switch blades, and oth

er open conduc

The girls of Rogers will soon be getting a break ; Benney the Greek will soon be on the loose again.

tors be sure that line switch has

Keel) track of your actions boys, there are three motion picture fiends around these days.



Dad Ellefsen is hard at work trying to make a

gentleman out of Bill Joppieh. Willard Giddings is moving bag and baggage

to Rogers.

We hope he will like our part "I ihe

been pulled ami circuit


SAFETY is your great

est responsibility while driving • • • Know the

dead as the gas

rules of the road and

from the ammo nia used in met

local regulations ♦ The

al polish is high ly inflammable and any eleclri-

ancient rule still stands

"Ignorance of the law excuses no man" 1353


cal arc between the conductors will result in a seri

the City and some which he made himself and the

ous fire, which can very probablv get out of con

past few days he has been amazing the crew with


his magical methods.

With tarpaulin time drawing near, the men were

cautioned to be on the alert when pulling tarps across the hatches to insure against the possibility of falling into adjacent hatches which may be open. It was decided some illumination should be pro* vided over the coal bunker hatch and lights will be installed there.

In pouring caustic soda or tri-sodium into wa ter the

individual should


back with


Announcing the happy union of Alma Ferko and

George Lamb of this vessel. George recently left for a few weeks vacation and came back, another married man.

Since then he has taken on a new-

burst of Speed which has gained such momentum that if you are eating while the boat is at Calcite

he might come along and take your dishes away before you have barely gotten started on your

ous gases generated by this combination.

meal. Well, best wishes. Alma, and congratula tions, George.

One of the port lights in the porter's room was found in a damaged condition and will be repaired. Men having finished drinking pop will return

Gilbert Kempc has shown us some pictures of his new home recently completed at Lorain and wc assure you. it looks like the ideal place to live.

their bottles to the cases or throw them overboard

So let us have many trips to Lorain so Oil. can en

and under no circumstances shall the)- be left on

joy his home.

clear of container opening to avoid inhaling vapor

deck or in between hatches.

Men to refrain from leaving clothing hanging on lines in Windlass Room after they are dry as this interferes with clear vision between Windlass

Operator and man stationed at port hole giving directions when Windlass is being used.

Men are again cautioned to report all bruises,

cuts, or burns to a proper authority.

Many big

strong men have died of little insignificant cuts and wounds.

The Chief Officer then complimented the sea men and stokermen on the clean, neat appearance of their respective quarters and informed the stokermen that in his years at sea he has never seen stokermen with nicer-kept quarters. The following extracts were then read and the meeting adjourned. Avoid

loose sleeves,

flowing ties, or finger rings. 2. Protect your feet with good shoes. Poor shoes invite nail punctures and other injuries. 3. Do not throw waste material, oily rags, or oth

er objects on the deck.

Serious falls arc caused

by tripping over or slipping on such material. 4. Secure instruction from your department head on any work you do not understand. 5. Report all injuries, no matter how slight, and secure first aid at once.



Marvin Taylor: Sure, my grandfather was chas ed all the way to Mexico.

Albert Schultz donates the following: A hickis one who looks both ways before crossing a one way street and a city man is one who does not look at all.

Jimmy Cook contributes the following medita tions :

Corn on the cob is more pleasant than corn on the foot.

A street cleaner knows enough not to put tincart before the horse.

A brainy woman earns her own living.

A sensi

ble one lets some man do it.

All the world loves a lover and hates a hater.

FOR YOUR OWN GOODâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

1. Watch your clothing.

Kenneth Pruning: Have your ancestors been traced Marvin ?


In one

Gilbert: ^ou should place your hand over your mouth when you sneeze. Ben: What ! And get bit?

Ray Buehlcr is aboard relieving Art L'rdal who is off



tion. Ray says he is certainly enjoying h is vacation with us.


thoughtless moment a serious accident can make

the best man aboard a cripple for life.

As they left the Night Club


"Horseplay" does not belong aboard ship.



a s k e d

serious accidents have occurred as the result of

B a 1d y

"Practical Jokes," fooling or friendly scuffling on the job. Material thrown in fun has put out eyes

was the idea of

giving the hat

and otherwise caused injuries to fellow-workers.


It is difficult enough to keep a good safety rec ord. Why make it more difficult by creating new-




We could say Bex O'Toole is up to his old tricks but such is not the case.


a for

checking h is coat and Baldy w h i s p e r e d, "Sh-h.


Lie now has several new-

wear a

tricks which he obtained from a novelty store in








coat to-

TELL US If ypu see a condition here

that is dangerous, tell us about it at once. We would

rather have your sugges tion now than an accident report later, r. :: s :: q

Harold Wagner: This gingerale like gingerale.


Albert Schultz: (. live me an example of an in


direct lax.

Steve Repke: The dog tax for one. Albert: Why is that an indirect tax. Steve: Because the dog doesn't pay it.

Šill McKay: Oh. I forgot to put the gin in it. Arthur Breckou was of the impression that sea

clamps were used to calm the sea. George Lamb says he took Alma for his mate and she is already starting to be the skipper. Well. we warned you. George. Reformer: Young man. you must conquer your


Why. 1 conquered myself when I was about

your age.

Lester Gordon: Well. I am a harder man to lick than you were.

The revised version is:


A Roller Chock is one with a sheave or sheaves

to prevent the through.

As you may have suspected, that building along side Leo Schepke's home is a garage. The varied angles of construction are as a result ol Leo hav ing drawn the plans during rough weather at sea. Somehow the garage reminds one of this modern art we see in the magazines.

Wifey: But darling, when we married you said my mother could stay here as long as she pleased. Hubby: True, but she doesn't please me yet. Dorothy: Honey. I'm a failure. Henrv: Come into the hands of a receiver, darl-

Harold Wagner: Why is the sea of matrimony so terrible?

Ivan Lee: Because married couples are always

chafing of




Cleats are fittings, having two projecting arms, attached to the bulwarks, around which a rope or line can be secured.

The Counter is the overhang at the stern of the

When Carl Mulka talks about Virgilinc even his

Kenneth: Wipe off your chin. Marvin. Marvin: Oh. no. It's the only one I have.


tired to operate his newly established restaurant

man is a wonder to himself, a Romeo to some wom

voice blushes.


in Cheboygan located on the new Huron Shore Highway. Wc wish best success to both.

an, ami fust a sap to the little wife. he is the salt of the earth.


diaries Lister recently joined the Munson as Chief Steward relieving Jack Leonard who has re

We learn from a reliable source that the average

When a conceited sailor gets ashore he thinks


Angels fear to wed.


Hawse Pipes are casting extending through the deck and side of a ship for passage of the anchor chain.

Wildcats are the large toothed sprockets that catch the anchor chain when being hove in by the steam windlass.

Devil Claws are the strong split hooks which fit around the link of an anchor chain when secured for sea.

Bollards or Bits are heavy steel castings, gener

ally of cylindrical shape, fitted to the deck and used for securing mooring lines or hawsers. Ratlines are small, usually three-stranded, tarred

rope used as one of the transverse ropes attached to the mast stays to serve as steps. Lanyards are short pieces of rope or line used as a handy line for securing anything aboard ship. Halyards are lines or tackle used for hoisting or lowering sails, flags, signals, etc. Ensign (En'sin) The national flag when used aboard ship.

sailing into each other. W h a t

Carl Altman: And do I get a raise after I have been here a while?

Captain: Certainly, if your work proves satis factory. Carl: Ah. I knew there was some catch to it.

Baldy: Did you enjoy your boat ride with Carl? Virgilinc: No. he was too cautious: he just hug ged the shore.

Fred Beebe: How are you getting along with your arithmetic, my girl? Artis: Well. I've learned to add up the naughts, but the figures still bother me.

An adult is a person who has stopped growing except in the middle.

Marriage sometimes changes an ideal into an ordeal.






in e r e



ment, but some supreme pur

pose that





p o w e r s. and will give unity and direction to life. Wc can never know the

|>r o fun ndest joy without a conviction


OUT life is sig nificant â&#x20AC;&#x201D;




episode. 1355

str. w. F. white--

Safety meetings

Date of Meeting: August 17. 1940. ITesent:


MacLeod, Chairman; Alfred

I'. Dwyer. Secretary, and Hilton Gould, Harwood MoitcII, Henry Yarch, John Zoho. Julius Oreeugtske. Victor Rickle and sixteen other members.

Meeting was called to order at 6:30 p. m. Min utes of previous meeting were read and discussed. All safety suggestions so far this year have been carried out.

Assistant conveyorman suggests that we get a new helmet for his use around conveyor elevator.

about the handling of the same.

away where they won't litter up the deck. The cable drums on the winches are full and at

tention was called to the hazard of operating en gines under the circumstances. It is up to the watchman to see that the wire does not loosen up. The T. W. Robinson's Safety Record is com mendable but the Chairman advises that our rec

ord will not protect us. So to carry on for the rest of the season constant attention to safety first will be necessary.

A new member of the crew was warned of two

occasions that he had endangered himself, and was also told at the time.

A little oil from the wireless operator's genera tor is leaking down onto a step and it will be cor rected.

In the Captain's talk he mentioned that he was

told that three men that labor on the (locks at Gary had strained their backs handling lines on the dock. There was a general discussion about putting on tarpaulins and strong-backs. Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p. m.


Fishing must have been terrible while Tony Varch was on his vacation. We wonder if he in tends to stock the waters with those wooden mon

strosities that he is making.

Rat Heward claims that he has finally discovered

how to make his stronger.

It is very simple; all

you have to do is to put an onion in it. Congratulations Alex. We wish the new arrival health, happiness and success. We wonder who Lester Lines new heart-interest

Personal Items

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Isabell had a visit from the

stork on June 30th—the prize package being a lit tle lady by the name of Emily Louise. Lots of luck

is. Surely he hasn't taken up fancy needle work for profit.

Did you know that this years potato crop in I'resque Isle County is being threatened bv the late

from the crew of the White.

Robert (Sparks) Sheridan took a month off and was married to his sweet sweetie on June 22nd. Her name is Orscelia and is just as pretty as her

picture that "•Sparks" displays . Hope they never

toes commercially rank second to none "and that leaving out the Orient, one-fourth of the worlds

food consists of potatoes.

A sure cure for corns for the night cook . . . Some one to teach Clint Oreenleaf and John Hocft how

Reports o f Ships o f t h e


Potato Blight. That Presque Isle County's pota

Wanted on the Robinson

have reason to send out an SOS.


He also asked

that pop and milk bottles be gathered up and put

to play Cribbage . . . A buyer for Rod Wilson's new radio—since he purchased it the Tigers aren't


doing so well . . . More letters for Frank Kelly . . . S t r . T. w . Robinson -S a f e t y Meetings

Date of Meeting: August 15. 19-10. Present:





Specht. Secretary; and F. Wetherton. R. Davidson. II. Joppich. J. Hocft, A. Ooodrcau. I-". Kelley. V. Bruder. J. Smolinski. and other members.

The fifth safety meeting of the current sailingseason was called to order at 6:00 p. m. Captain McOuinn, Chief LaBounlv. the committee and most of the members of the crew off watch attended.

The records of the previous meetings were re viewed and it was found that all items have been

properly taken care of except the following: No screening has been put up over the center elevator and the first aid kit still lacks a hot water bottle.

The railing around number one hatch was report ed in need of repair. It would be advisable too. to have some steps welded up over the boom belt motor.


cables catch



second boom

A few more fancy neckties for Fred Wetherton . . .

Someone to stand Pat's watch in Calcite—wc hope she is worth it. for "Snowball."



lectures on Sea-

m a n s h i p and Navigation will be interested


know that they are held



Pilot House be tween 8:00 and 10:00 in the eve




and Don.

Says Phil, while watching LT n c 1 e

up over it was recommended.

Eagle target practicing out

Chairman Alex Malocha advised that tarp time

A smaller lady friend

Anyone desir ing

saddle so a guard made of pipe so cables will slide was a matter of only a few days and cautioned




S a m's


1350 1

Beach, "That would be one. sure way to go duck hunting."

Lester: Fred, have you made anything on your lathe yet? Fred: Oh, yes. a lot of shavings.

Ray Buehlcr is now acting temporary Chief En gineer on the Sir. Munson. 1 wonder which he likes best: flyash or coal dust? Cheer up \)]-/.. bug dust pretty soon, oh, by the time you return to Calcite.


Lake Erie - - the canal —

We wonder why Herbie Noble was all smiles when he came back from his vacation.

Was it be

cause he was coming back to work or could there be another reason?

(live us the low-down. Herbie.

Anyone wanting any good wood-work done con tact Clint (ireenleaf who is taking orders for LaBounty and Runner Company. To date they have certainly turned out some neat looking jobs. Str. Calcite--

S a f e t y Meetings

Date of Meeting: July 30. 1940. I'resent:

Entire Committee.

The fourth safety meeting of

hekl aboard ship July 30 with a

the season was of the Commit-

tccmeu present.

With one-half of the sailing season finished, and no lost time accidents up to the present time, we hope to finish the balance of the season with a clean record. The balance of the sailing, as ev eryone is familiar with, is the most dangerous and

hazardous, and cooperation is needed from every member of the crew.

Don't wait until

the next

meeting to mention about loose articles not be ing lashed or anything else that may cause an in jury. Report it to the one in charge of that de partment immediately.

The chains in the cargo hold have proven to be of such success, especially in Xo. 3 hold where the new plates were installed last winter, that more will be added in No. 1 and Xo. 3 holds.

Watchmen were instructed to always replace burned-out bulbs


it occurs,



sockets were put there for a purpose, to keep the dark places lighted. Attention was called again in regard to the red

lantern by the boom blocks, during darkness, espe cially when carrying passengers; the mate on watch will see that this is done each and every time, load ing or unloading. All loose articles are being fastened down for rough weather. Several valves and a union are leaking badly on the tunnel line and this was mentioned to the 1st

Asst. Engineer. Also the siphon valve for the forcpeak needs attention, or a new one in its place. As there were no other subjects brought up for discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 1 :45 p. m. P e r s o n a l Items

Since the last issue of the CALCITE SCREEN


INGS, Virgil Beebe is the proud father of a baby boy. Alfred Jarvis of a baby girl, and Alex Selke ihe father of a baby boy. Greetings, greetings! Yow sah !

Edward Schultz is now occupying the steward's berth.

Charles Lister was transferred to the Str.

Munson the early part of August.

I low about a rinse around aft?

Lake Ontario, occa

sional trips up the north end, Green Bay. Sawyer — Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal, those green-topped blocks of limestone called islands in Green Bay. Tin- black-green water — the lighthouse and the Coast Guard Station at the canal entrance -— the

wide lake-like stretch coming into Sawyer — roll ing hills, beautiful farm homes with lawns to the water's vdi^d-. -- dredges in the channel. Bushman's dock - no water - coal dust — lump coal — too big - - sweating deckhands — uptown — Raul's Nautical Inn — the dreamy man playing the elec tric organ —- summer stock players from Fish Creek in Hollywood dress, headed by our old and beautiful





Lisher —

outside — heading for Calcite — in and out again in two hours and ten minutes —- too fast, Mr. Cly mer -— the river — boats and more boats — speed boats and beautiful girls in shorts •— Ah! — Cleve land — up the creek — four hours twisting, turn ing, bridges and more bridges, down again — De troit, passengers off and on again — Fords — coke

— uptown -

show —• window shopping •— Lake

Erie, Port Colborne, rain, the Canal — the locks,

whistles blowing — engine in reverse, winches rattling, linemen — mates scurrying about — guards and the Xorthwest Mounted Police — guards on bridge-heads, power line towers, barbed wire, airplanes overhead — fences — ship's inspec tion — the flight locks — out again, Lake Ontario — thousands of dead fish floating on the surface — Toronto, more sailboats, yachts, the beautiful lake front - Exposition buildings — well-kept grounds — the new island airport — bombers, trainers, pilots — Maple Leaf Stadium, the new barracks for Xorwegian. Lreuch. Polish and Czech fliers w h o escaped ami











barracks on the water front in the heart of Toronto — sol diers — mar-

i n e s. guards, guns, bayonets —

S c o t s


kilts, the ladies from


Flags, recruiting stations' signs reading: "There will al

ways b e England"

a n —


bulletin boards — war news, crowds silently read

Battle Axes still.

ing — appeals on the windows, signboards, on the

Vont id look funny ven der Draft goes into Efect to see Fred Bady a General, Joe Penglase, Henley unt Joe Valentin doing K. P. Duty, Stanbrook, Kin-

screen in theatres for American dollars and Amer

ican tourists — strained grim faces — soldiers snap to attention when "God Save the King" is played — unloading, out again, back through the locks — ship's inspection again — back to the States — a relief.

Grim, bad business, this war.


ville unt Platz buck Privats, Boehmer, Larson unt

Bill Kowalski mule skinner mit Cap Peppier unt Major Gooding top Sargents Der Kiser wrote Der Tag Adolph Mein Kampf

over, back to work on the downhill glide — gang figuring their summer wages and winter stakes —

unt Elnor My Day I vonder if she vants to be dic

nights cooler — Ah! — sleep — flies at last, too many tarps out — sure sign — baseball talk, pen nant time near — football dope, painting all done —

corse, I am Judging her by my Var Department She

she's looking like a "yatch" boys — sump, zump, bump, be seeing you in the fish pond at Calcite

dictator Oh my

about December 10th.

visit us vill habe gone home soon. After spending dare Sumer on der friends up here in der jungles tx


tator to id has always ben a toss up in my mind veder Elnor or F. D. R. runs der Government.



has run me ever since I tuk her for better or vorse

Veil all der relasions unt friends dot vare up to Mrs. Menton vill be able to get some vork oud of Harry now dot der Vedder is to cold for der bathing beauties, she should habe kept him up at der fish dock vare he could only habe vatched der fish tuge come in.

Veil Mitzie I habe youst an apeal to make to all of us: tx

Vake up America! Let us See in our mines a picture of the future before it is to late, so to us


all is given der task of preserving liberty und Freadom und sabing der Christian World, of returning Civilation back to der Dark Ages. Since dis is our task America! let us do it mit all Speed und minght. Let us mit Courage und Sacrifices Prepare ourselbes to meet might mit greater might in order dat

<AI JsMjunpste

from der Earth. Der torch is ours to hold und Hold

Liberty und Freedon of Nashions shall not Perish it ve shall.

Dot is all for dis time


Dear Mitzie:

Veil, I vill have to wride you a few lines dot you vill know dot I am still alife.

veil Mitzie dese are

troubled times mit der Elecsions coming on und dem fourniers fightin mit dem selves a feller does not know vare to go. Veil I think dot if dey vould start a department of nutral Surgery on Some of der Administration unt a lot of oder Peoples dis world vould be mutch bedder off. veil Mitzie I see dot Some of der Politickers vant

to put us right vare ve were before Sevanteen Sevanty Six only now dey vant us to take dare troubls along mit dem. also vat did our forefodders fight for any hor or are ve goin to be classed as Some of der Tolerian Countrys dictator Ship gib der army der Power unt ve hab der Man unt ve vill be mit dem

Veil id is to Early to know horn many of der Demcrats dot are taking a valk to Vilkie are hitch hikers or nod.

Vhy nod tak father Devines Sugestion und buy all of der Sout American Nashions unt unite us in

von big Demovracy. why not get all of Europ into id also, dese vild flights of fancy must be Contag ious Krum Elbow on der Hudson across from der

Hyde Parke

Veil dey can blame a lod of dis BlitzKrege stuff on der Inventors of der Planes unt der gas Engins if dey did nod habe dem day vould be ad it mit der 1358


Please step aside, I have to catch a train . . . Are you sure you had a muffler? . . . Those tables are

reserved . . . The minimum charge on Saturday nights is $3.50 ... I must have made a mistake in my addition . . . How about celery and olives? . . . Please read the guarantee more carefully . . . I think you can get good tickets from the speculator down the street . . . Let me see your tickets, please, a mistake has been made . . . This space is reserved for guests . . . Due to sudden illness, the star will not appear this evening . . . Our contract is clear on that point . . . Will you please spell your name again? . . . We are not responsible for hats and overcoats . . . Who is this speaking, please? . . . Mr. Jones is in conference this afternoon and will be away tomorrow . . . You'll have to see the mana

ger about that ... I haven't any change, mister . . . Your tickets were sold five minutes ago . . . the only



seats left are in the back row . . . Please move over

. . . The cheapest room left is $8 . . . Your order was delivered to the wrong room . . . You'll have to see

my lawyer . . . My witnesses will testify quite the


contrary . . . There won't be another train for six hours.

American women average three to five pounds less weight than they did in 1930. 6*


God grant that we may never rest in what we are,

There yet are glorious heights to climb, beauteous but far;

There is much progress still to make, though foes may bar.

Lord, grant that we may never rest in what we have;

There are so many gifts from Thee; which we should crave;

From foolish pride and selfish ease our spirits save. Lord grant that we may never rest in what we know;

Thy spirit hath much deeper things which He would show; We would know more from day to

day and wiser grow. â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Olney.



Feel Safe

Enough To Be


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Chas. Hoffman


Thomas Kelley John Dembny





Frank Reinke

Adolph Sorgenfrei Anthony Mulka Geo. C. WingLeon Ruell


Robert Hamilton


Peter Giovangnoria C. C. Eldridge


Victor Koch





William Heller



Julius Zemple Capt. Walter Peppier Chief Frank Lamp L. S. Lee

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CALCITE SCREENINGS Published periodically by 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 sug

gestions and other items of general plant interest.

Contributions will be welcomed from all employees. All such

contributions should be received early before the date of publication and should bear the name of the depart ment and the sender and should be addressed to the editor. J. A. VALENTIN, Editor.

The Health of Workers Has a Direct Relation to

Keep Safety Factors in Mind in Preparing for

the Accident Experience A man not in full possession of health and vigor

As usual in these fall days there is much evidence

is more liable to accident because his brain and

muscles do not coordinate as they should.


is particularly true on shipboard. There is a dou ble-barreled charge in Health Examinations, first: because of the loss of time due to illness, and sec

ond: because of accidents due to lack of physical fitness. "Sickness causes more lost time than accidents.

We stand appalled at the thousands of hours lost throughout the country by reason of accidental in juries but are just beginning to worry about the time that is chargeable to illness. Whether the. sick man is kept on the payroll, everybody "pitching in" a little harder to make the grade without him, whether the sick man is taken care of by mutual benefits or whether he loses out for the time of his disability, it is an ex

pense to the individual and to the employer when an employee is away from the job.

the Cold Months of Winter

if imitating the squirrel. Vegetables and food is being- stored for the winter, and most everyone is putting in wood, coal and coke so that they will be able to keep the home-fires burning during the long cold winter months. Along with getting in the winter's supply of fuel, it is a good precaution to give the stove, furnace, fireplace and flues a thorough inspection and nec essary repair as defective heating appliances are one of the greatest sources of fire, therefore, their proper installation and maintenance are essential. Special and careful inspection should be made of flues and chimneys in all buildings, and steam pipes should be cleaned of all combustibles before fires are started.

Stoves and all other heating devices should be thoroughly inspected to guard against cracked bowls, loose fitting doors, etc. Wherever possible, they should be at least three feet clear of any wood work on all sides, but if not, woodwork, where less than three feet distant, should be protected by sheet asbestos or metal on non-combustible nailing strips, with a good air space between it and the protecting material. Stoves should be supported on legs of non-combustible material of at least eight inches in length, and floors which will burn that are under stoves should be protect

How to reduce this expense is a problem with which some have been struggling for some time and on which others are just beginning to work. Many have the doctor or others talk to people about keeping well, and put up attractive health posters. All these things, if taken to heart., may aggregate a great deal of good. But they may not make the right impression in many cases where they are needed most. One solution of this ques ed by metal plates which extend approximately tion, thought not the final an two feet on all sides. None oth swer, is the physical examination er than metal receptacles should required in the case of new men be used for the removal and coming into the organization and storage of ashes, and wherever Šr Safrtg (tort after that regular periodic exam possible after ashes are taken from the pit, they should be re inations. This has proven of ifil WX& Eompana tKe employees have long since agreed that Safety moved from the building. great value in many cases in prolongs life, improves efficiency Numerous fires have resulted showing the man that he should and builds self respect among from the defectively installed not do certain work or indicating fellow workers. stovepipes, so great care should medical attention that will great be exercised in their installation. Occidents are regarded as an indication ly improve the health and effi that someone has failed, are evi They should be substantial, riv ciency of the individual. Many dence of inferior workmanship, are eted at all joints, securely fas physical defects are thus discov an unfavorable influence anda det tened in place, and should not ered which, if not known, might riment tothe well being ofall ofus. pass through combustible walls make the man very susceptible f J1QU art in doubt about your work, "1 or roof, or through windows un to accidents, thus making him a advice or assistance willbe gladly *""* less provided with metal collars liability to himself as well as to given. We want to help you _? with at least three inches clear the company. It is for this rea avoid accidents. son that our men receive and en

joy periodic health check-ups, a source of real satisfaction.

Fall, 1940

itttt jj

IChc ^afctg. Committee a-jfc


ance on all sides.

Furnace pipes, stovepipes and flues should be inspected and 1363


(.-leaned at regular intervals.




Thawing water pipes should not be (lone with Mpcn flames, nor d<> we advise the use of electrical devices for this work in the home -it is best to use hot water.

The use of open salamanders should lie prohib ited except where absolutely necessary, and then

only in fire-resistive buildings containing uon-combustihle contents or where no inflammable material

will be exposed. It might be well. also, to have all electrical wir ing checked.

Portable electric heating devices as

well as fixed units should he insulated from com

bustible materials and firmly set up to prevent their overturning or their being pushed near SQinething that can he set on fire. Only heavy duty cable should be employed in supplying current for equipment of this kind. It is also a good time for the inspection of what ever fire-extinguishing you might have. Now is a good time to give the basement a thor ough cleaning and dispose of any useless material and rubbish that may have accumulated. The out side premises, too. of all property should be freed from rubbish, leaves, grass ami weeds and similar

A Second Lost Time Accident This Year Mars

Our Safety Record The second lost time accident for the season oc curred at the Calcite Plant on October 24. when a

member of John Modrzynski's track crew had his left side severely bruised when caught between the cab and drawhead on the Rurro Crane.

This means

that this particular crew will be removed from the "No Accident Honor Roll" for the first lime since

March 12, 1927. Over thirteen years without a lost time accident and then the slip which sets this group back a long way in making this record more impressive. hi analyzing the cause ol this accident we find that the injured man admits he was entirely respon sible for placing himself in a position to be hurt. He cannot explain why he should have placed him self in this spot as he was aware that to do so would be dangerous. It is this point that we want to bring out to all our workers. Regardless of what is done in the way of mechanical safeguards, regardless of how wide awake your foreman is in instructing you in safe working methods and in watching you personally, you must still think of your own safety each minute you are on the job.

material that may have accumulated during the

Make safety a habit in your daily thoughts, you


cannot afford to gamble with your life and health

It is also a good time to remove the birds' nests from the roof eaves and rafters.

A fire can be such a devastating tiling.

It can

sweep away practically all one has in a few sec onds. Good housekeeping is an important safe guard against fire. Let us not neglect this impor

lor one second. Your family needs you and you owe yourself this important attention to make for

a liappy and successful life. There is Nothing That Invites Confidence Like a Confident Look

tant part of our preparations for winter!

I have a friend, who in prosperity looks every inch a success â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but. alas, when things are not go

Air. J. L. Mauthe. General Superintendent of the Voungstown Sheet and Tube Company of Youngstown, Ohio, was quite interested in our report of i peculiar hazard in last month's Screenings thai gave the account of a fire in the Victor Koch home due to sun shining through glass, and reported the following personal experience: **()ue night I left my tobacco pouch on a small

ing well with him. he also shows the fact and looks

the part! Today J saw him. unshaved. and with a worried expression stamped upon his face. Each one of us carries about secrets and dreams

as well.

And no one ever can guess when one of

our biggest dreams may come true.

We can at

least look the part of one vrliose dream has already become true. Certainly nothing else can do more to

table which accomodated a lamp

bring reality than this, for we are

made from an old clear ijdass jug

largely what we think we are. or may become. Napoleon believed himself invin

filled with water,

in the morning

before I left for work I looked for

the tobacco pouch which 1 found near the jug: the sun was shining brightly through the sun porch window striking the jug and con centrating the rays on the pouch. There was a nice hole in it about

the size of a lead pencil and it was smoking at the time 1 found it. I f this had been a piece of paper in stead





There is no better safe

guard than a man's own



they took him

prisoner and

stood before the multitudes

he this

hero worship was so deeply im planted that the men in the crowds remove their hats in silent tribute.




confidence like a confident look!

for the

above and. no doubt, there others who have had similar

are ex-

periences. We would be pleased to run them in Calcite Screenings if you will send them in to us. 1364

As a result, neariv every

body believed it too. for a dozen years or more. At least lie looked the par; he played. Even when

There is

would have had a fire."

We are very grateful


One's best credentials are display

If he keeps it on his work

ed in plain sight, across the planes of one's face, in the way one wears one's clothes, and in one's attitude of mind, which doesn't nem\ words to explain.

Where Do We Go From Here? Difficult to Say.

Will man's amazing ingenuity result in the com

plete annihilation of the human race?

Have we

invented ourselves right off the face of the map? Will civilization's greatest industrial age write its

Science Explodes many Food Fallacies of Year Food fallacies that have long since been explod ed in the course of the development of the modern science of nutrition are very interesting. Bananas used to be thought indigestible, it has

finale in the destruction of civilization as we know-

has been pointed out: now ripe bananas are con

it today? Where are we going?

sidered good food for a baby. Tomatoes were thought to l>e an actual poison one hundred years

Quite obviously no living person can, with any degree of accuracy, answer any one of those ques tions.

Pessimists say that, with the eastern world

hurling tons cf explosives at each other with the resultant loss of thousands of lives, it isn't too far fetched to declare that ere the end of this twen

tieth century—and perhaps long before that—the

ago; now no vegetable is considered more healthful, or is more popular. It is no longer considered dangerous to leave food in a tin can, nor do aluminum vessels poison the food cooked in them. Celery and fish have been advocated as a brain food because they con

They will tell you this wholesale murder of inno-

tain phosphorus and because the brains and nerves are high- in phosphorus. Now it is known that phosphorus reaches the brain only through the

ents abroad is the beginning of the end of every thing, that the end of the world actually is at hand

chance at the phosphorus supply than any other

entire world will be a shambles, inhabited only by some eerie monsters that survived the onslaught.

at last.

However, there is another angle to the terrifying situation. Despite the fact that the world, as we too well know, is drenched in blood and writhing

in pain, the optimist believes that out of all our worry and our suffering will come a new era— more abundant, more peaceful, more cultured than

any we have seen. The optimist sees the silver lining on the war clouds. He sees halos in the smoke rings given off by death-dealing bombs. He sees the Angel of Peace carrying a Cornucopia of Plenty in her arms. Sometimes it does seem difficult, but we still

feel that we would like to string along with the

optimist, as long as we don't seem to know where we're going. Anyway, it's always more fun to be an optimist, don't you think? Self-Criticism

"Always thinking of himself" is a frequent crit icism.

Yet the man is wise who thinks a great deal of

himself. Suppose we devoted ten minutes a day to thinking about

blood stream and the brain cells have no greater

cells in the body. The iron in raisins has been widely advertised, but raisins actually contain less iron than spinach and meats.

Yeast has likewise benefited by a

high-powered advertising campaign, which has been based on the discovery that yeast supplies the element lacking in

a diet that causes pellagra.

Yet thousands of persons wdio have an adequate diet eat yeast as a cure for all their ailments. Bran is in the same class with yeast.

Many oth

erwise thinking persons have forgotten that emer gency measures are not for ordinary usage, it is the people who can least stand excessive irritation

to the walls of the digestive tract who adopt drastic measures in repeated usage of cereal husks. Slow Drivers

Ever since the advent of speed in automobiles— yea, even back when bicycle "scorchers" and faststepping horses were the vogue—law enforcement

officers have picked on "fast drivers."

No one

ever seems to get arrested, or even warned, for driving too slowly. To most, of us. slow drivers are more of a

nuisance and more dan

gerous than the fast driver.


ourselves as some people are said to devote ten minutes to setting-up exercises. We m ig h t inquire

don't enforcement officers make a

"What's good about me and what's

essary congestion and who is def initely a menace to public safety? Why not quit picking on fast driv ers—if driving with care, of course —-and pay attention to the danger

bad about me?" "What old habits can 1 break and what new habits can I cultivate that will make me

a more agreeable and useful per son?" "Am I wasting too much time?" "Do I talk too much?"

"Am I doing as well as 1 can or am I drifting?"

We see plenty of room for im provement in our friends and neigh bors. This one is lazy. mean.

That one is

The man down the street is

drive against the

dawdling driver

who holds up traffic, causing unnec

ous dawdler for a change. OCR COVER—Wc have dedicat

ed this issue of Screenings as a mar ine number. Our cover picture shows the Str. Carl. I). Bradley leav

ing Port of Calcite with 14.000 tons of limestone.

As we go to press she

This woman neglects her

has made 67 trips ami will probably

children and that one is sulkv. What

make five or six more before the end of the season. At the left of the Str.


about you? Do you know what peo

ple criticize in you? Do you know vour faults? Don't excuse yourself.

Bradley can be seen the W. F. White just nosing around the breakwall. 1305

Sea Scout Carrierâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Oliver H. Perry Among The Last Of Our Old Sailing Ships There remains in operation on our Great Lakes a three-masted schooner the "Oliver

H. Perry." The schooner with a 140-foot keel length and 33-foot beam was built in Wevmouth.

Nova Scotia, in 1919 for the African mahog any and South American timber trade. The vessel came under American registry in 1922 in Miami, Florida. Following acqui sition by an American the ship was sent into the illegal rum trade and became one of the lew daring smugglers which caused the C. S. Coast Guard much trouble. Winds drove her ashore at .Yew London.


She was salvaged and towed into

Noank and bought by G. II. I'iggott who put her into dry dock and thoroughly rebuilt and installed her with new canvas and run

ning gear, lie brought her to the Lakes through the St. Lawrence River and tried to interest sportsmen to finance training activities, but met with no success.

Two years later he put her into cargo trade with boys making trips. She car ried pulp wood, cedar wood and saw logs from Georgian Bay to Green Bay. Wiscon

sinâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the youth learning about sailing under canvas which is almost a lost art, but one in

which America

led the

many years ago with




her famous clipper

ships. During her

early days on the Great Lakes, the ship sailed under the name of "J- T. Wing." and carried a mainsail, fore sail, and mizzen, three topsails and four

jibs (in all about 14.000 sq. II. of sails). The setting of sails is done by deck power and all loading was done from the deck power as

she has no propeller or auxiliary plant. Owing to business conditions and lack of time it was necessary to abandon lumber trade.

Another drawback with the vessel

in cargo hauling was the loss of time in port due to the thousands of spectators who crowded the docks and hindered loading

and unloading operations. in 1939 the schooner "Oliver II. Ferry"

was brought back from Marine City where she had gone as the "J. T. Wing." She was decidedly changed in her appearance and was the seascouts new training ship. The three-master's hull had been paint

ed a steel gray and her upper works white; steel posts for the tiers and hammocks and a mess hall had been put in her hole and the galley is now on deck amidship. Tn 1940 the ship had on board 85 boys mostly from southern and southwestern Michigan. Four separate cruises were made on the Great Lakes teaching these

youngsters the art of navigating the ship. She was under command of Captain John Mattison. The boys were in direct charge of Commodore Frank Ford of the Michigan

Shipbuilding Terms--Measurements We have frequently been asked for an explan ation of various shipbuilding terms that it was

thought a short article in the "Boat" number of Calcite Screenings would be worthwhile. While this may be eld stuff to many of the B. T. Co. crews, there are many folks ashore who are in terested in things nautical. It is felt that a mere definition of the various terms would be very un

by R. C. Stanbrook

become generally accepted that this should be a measure of the cubic capacity of the vessel. There have been various methods set up for taking these measurements and as usual someone tries to beat

the game by getting around the rules by freak de signs which have in the past resulted in some ship wrecks.

interesting, so we have attempted to give some of

The first tonnage law in the United States was passed in 1789 and followed what is known as the

the history. LENGTH—Even a simple measurement like the

"Builders Old Measurement Rule," and the pres

length of a vessel requires some explanation and the usual length referred to is the "length between perpendiculars" which on our lake type vessels is

tion of this rule.

measured from the forward side of the stem post

to the after side of the stern post. This is simple as most of our lake vessels have perpendicular

posts, but many salt water vessels have no well defined perpendiculars which complicates the meas

ent measurement of gross tonnage is an applica GROSS TONNAGE—The register gross tonnage is a measurement of space and not weight and is the total cubic feet of a vessel's closed in spaces

divided by 100. This is the tonnage on which dry dock dues etc- are paid.

urement somewhat-





„SFAB_ DSjX. AT. '*!P5....

The "overall length" is sometimes used and this term explains itself. The measurement does not include projections such as steering pole or en sign staff.





BREADTH—The molded breadth or molded beam is measured on the outside of the frames or

inside of the shell plating.

TONNAGE—Although we may know the length, breadth, and depth of a vessel, we still do not know the carrying capacity, and there has been much confusion in trying to express this carrying capac ity as it is sometimes governed by the cubic feet of the cargo and sometimes by the weight. There is reason to believe that there was some recognized


capacity in

There is definite



Phoenician established

method about the thirteenth century, the reason

being that port dues were based on a vessel's car rying capacity in barrels of wine. The word ton was first a measure of capacity. The old English word "tun" means barrel or cask and about the

fifteenth century wine barrels in England had arrived at a definite size of 250 gallons which weighed about 2240 pounds and occupied about 57 cubic feet.

It is still necessary to have some form of meas urement for paying dues on a vessel, which should be in proportion to its earning capacity. It has Bradley

Length over all Keel length



638 ft. 9 in. 588 ft. 615 ft566 ft.


65 ft.

60 ft.


33 ft.

32 ft.

Summer draft

22 ft. 6 in.

Displacement Light weight Dead weight


This is the measure

DEPTH—The molded depth is measured from the base line to the underside of the deck plating at the ship side.



ment used in most calculations. The register beam is measured over the outside of the plating.

method of



21,880 6,340 15,540

J A. ^NE








CS- 0"

NET TONNAGE—The register net tonnage is intended to represent the space available for the stowage of cargo and accommodation of passen gers, and is obtained by deducting from the gross tonnage, allowances for the space occupied by en gines and boilers, fuel, crew, and other spaces necessary for the operation of the vessel. DEADWEIGHT TONNAGE—Deadweight ton

nage or deadweight carrying capacity is the num ber of tons that a vessel can carry of cargo, fuel, stores, etc., so that the vessel's capacity for dead weight cargo is less than its total deadweight ton nage by the amount of fuel, stores, etc. LIGHT WEIGHT—Light weight is the weight in tons of 2240 pounds of the vessel without cargo, fuel, stores, crew, etc. DISPLACEMENT—The total weight of a ves

sel is the deadweight plus the light weight. This total weight equals the weight of water which the vessel displaces and is referred to as the displace ment.

Taylor 552 ft. 530 ft. 60 ft. 32 ft.

21 ft. 8^ in 22 ft.2j4 in.

17,760 5,620 12,140


16,880 5,280 11,600

Munson 552 ft. 530 ft. 60 ft. 32 ft.

550 530 60 31

White ft. ft. ft. ft.

Calcite 436 ft. 416 ft. 54 ft. 29 ft.

22 ft.25^ in. 21 ft. 5% in. 19 ft. 9]/8 in16,240 10,370

16,880 5,280


4,710 11,530

2,990 7,380 1367


Calcite Limestone Used In New Post Office A rapid increase in postal business which has more than doubled since 1935, coupled with an

acute lack of adequate space in the present build ing, brought about pressing need for a new Fed eral Building in Rogers City. Funds for construc tion of such a building, the purchase of a site and administrative costs were included in

the $85,000

allotted to this project by the Federal Government under the authority of the Federal Public Buildings

Appropriation Act of 1938. Bids for the building were opened in Washing ton, 1). C, June 1, 1940. Mr. A. II. Proksch of Iron River, Michigan, was low bidder and. conse quently, awarded the contract. The old Fisher Building on the southeast comer of Third and Michigan, a landmark ol" Rogers City for many years was torn down, and on |nne 10. actual construction on the new building was start

ed on that site. The building when completed will face Third Street.

According to plans and specifications set forth

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The walls of the building are of monolithic con crete, or more commonly known as architectural concrete. The lobb}- floor is of tcrrozzo. The floor in the Postmaster's office together with workroom floor is finished in

hard maple.

is well insulated on top. Both lavatories are equip ped with tile walls and floors. All the aggregates, coarse and fine, came from

Calcite. The coarse stone was graded according to State Highway specifications bA and 10A. The ()A stone required a special screen arrangement in the Mill. The 10A conforms to the regular No. 4 size. Stone sand from the rotoscope was used for the fine aggregate. The concrete was mixed bv a small stationery drum mixer at the site of the building. The mixed concrete Avas raised to the

top of the plywood forms by means of an eleva-

by the Public Buildings Administration, the build


ing will be of one story and a basement. The overall size is 65x78 feet. The receiving platform at the rear of the building is sheltered by an overhang roof and is accessible from Michigan Avenue by a short driveway. In addition to the Postmast er's office, lobby. finance section, carrier's

necessary to puddle the concrete a great deal.

swing room, two lavatories, mailing platform and

In order to Obtain the smooth finish it was

The exterior of the building is being finished with a buff-colored coating over the smooth con crete. Already the yard surrounding the building is beautifully landscaped. The general construction is under the direction

of Mr. Gust Groth, Superintendent on the proj

i workroom of 40x48 feet on the main floor, there


is office space in the basement. The basement offices will be occupied by the Farm Security Ad

is Mr. William Jarvis.

ministration. Department of Agriculture and anv other Federal agencies as desired. Also in the basement will be a boiler room and

three post office storage rooms. The public lobby is fifteen feet wide and has five service windows and approximately 120 lock boxes.

The Postmaster's office is on the left ad

joining the main lobby.


roof is constructed of four-ply built-up wood and

The U. S. Government supervising engineer

According to plan, the building will lie ready for occupancy by January 1. 1941. As of late the prog ress has not seemed so rapid to the observer be cause of the fact that the exterior is practically finished and all work is now inside.

From archi

tectural drawings and from progress already made it can readily be seen that it will be an attractive structure, and when completed it will be a distinct asset to the Community.

The interior of the building is well-lighted and ventilated. The workroom is lighted by a skylight in addition to windows. The building will be heat ed by a down-draft hand-fired boiler. 1368

If we would have a true home we must guard well our thoughts and actions, Tis kindness, gentle ness, love that make the home where peace dwells.

C o l d factsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;bywm.foster jackson How many times have you heard the warningsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Don't wet your feet wet. Don't get your head wet. Don't go outside after a hot bath. Don't sit in a


Contrary to popular opinion these above

mentioned actions do not cause cold, but they are contributory factors. Colds are caused by a '"germ" â&#x20AC;&#x201D; more accurately called a '"virus" which lodges in the upper respira tory tracts and waits for a chance to set up house

keeping. When the body is subjected to sudden ex tremes of temperature, or prolonged exposure to cold, its resistance becomes lowered, thus afford ing an excellent opportunity for the cold germs to establish themselves in your nose or throat and in vite all their relatives for a visit. Just how long they remain there giving out their toxins which are

responsible for the "dopey" feeling so common when one has a cold, depends entirely upon your state of health.

Unfortunately, the cold is so common and. in the majority of cases, seem to cause so little damage

that the public is inclined to be indifferent about ex posure to and treatment of colds.

Nothing could

be more dangerous to the public health than this indifference. It is a well known fact that colds are the fore

runner of a good many more serious diseases such as scarlet fever, measles, chicken pox, flu. mastoid itis, pneumonia, and have even been known to pave the way for tuberculosis.

Thus it can be seen that

the common cold is not to be trifled with.

To give yourself the best possible, chance of avoiding a cold, keep your body resistance up to a par. This can be accomplished quite painlessly bygetting an adequate diet, plenty of water, and suffi

cient exercise and sleep.

Another way to give

yourself a better chance in the fight against colds

is to avoid contact as much as possible with persons

guaranteed to work at all times under almost all conditions has been found.

As an example, "cold

shots" work splendidly with some persons and af fect others not at all. One year a patient may ob tain relief by taking the "shots." and the next year find them utterly useless. Most drugs on the mar ket afford only temporary relief, and cannot be depended upon to cure. Hence, the treatment of colds still depends on the

old standbys. plenty of rest, plenty of water and fruit juices, and avoidance of constipation.

View from the standpoint of the public the cold probably causes more inconvience. more lost time from work, and more inefficiency while at work,

than any other simple factor and it is only by a con centrated effort on the part of both science and the public that this evil can. be brought under control. Triumphs Of Surgery Before the discovery of antiseptics, the death toll of surgical operations was terrific. In those days it

was estimated that 99 per cent of all abdominal op erations were fatal. Sixty per cent of all other ma jor operations, such as the amputation of an arm or leg, resulted in death. Without realizing it the sur geons infected the wounds they dressed. This terrible death rate was due to "hospital gan grene." It was believed that a wound had to grow

worse before it could grow better to rid the body of poisons. Dr. Joseph Lister, in England and Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes, in America, however, be lieved that the sources of infection were from out

side the body. In 1866 the great French scientist, Louis Pasteur, proved that bacteria were the cause of infection. Dr. Lister was the first surgeon to

follow up this discovery with the use of antisep tics and is called the "father of modern surgery." But best of all. antiseptic treatment has made amputation unnecessary in cases where it would

formerly have been imperative. Prompt first aid

who already have them. There are thousands of preparations on the mar

treatment is the best protection against infection.


This world is not so bad a world as some folks try to make it; but whether good or bad. depends upon


the treatment of colds.

Scientists have

worked for years trying to perfect cures or preven tatives for them, but as yet nothing that can be

how you take it.

A View of the Post Office Roof Taken While Under Construction, Showing Calciie Aggregate Base. 1369 *

The Importance of Competition in Business The competitive life may not be the ideal form of existence, but it works not only for tin- good

Surely not just because someone's whim to have fourteen-story screen houses, large electric shovels

of the individual but also for the welfare of society. The manufacturer maintains a research depart

and Diesel locomotives to look at.

ment to keep abreast of the inventions of others

trends cut down the demand lor steel products, the

and at the same time makes constant efforts to re

steel manufacturer had time to look around and

duce costs and discover new processes which will give the public greater service. same time he is giving the public greater value. The service-performer and professional man are

experiment. He found that if fluxing stone was more uniform in quality and size that he could get better results in his steel mill. In the mean time, smaller stone quarries sprang up which, lack ing facilities for more production, pointed to their more elaborate manufacturing methods in an ef

ever on the watch for the newer and better meth

fort to sell the stone.

The merchant is competing with others in sell ing the best goods at the lowest prices and at the

ods and under pressure from without must put forth their best efforts.

The purchasing agent for a town or almost any organization endeavors to obtain the most for the money at his disposal, and he usually insists on com petitive bidding. The thrifty housewife and mother goes to the

market for supplies, and shops to the best advan tage of her family. Her motive is not a mean or low one, but is based on love for her family, and a

the years went by

and the

Indeed not, as



Since the consumer was so favorably impressed

with the results obtained by using chemically and physically uniform stone, and since our plant was interested in not only retaining this business, but also in expanding into other fields, a greater and more substantial industry was evolved. Today, our stone products meet the most rigid chemical and physical specifications. It is scientifi cally quarried, screened, washed, stored and shipped.

desire to save for the future, for the education of her little ones, and for comfortable old age for her

We supply not only steel mills but also chemical plants, carbide plants, cement plants, lime and sugar plants, paper mills, and construction stone meeting

husband as well as herself.

the various State specifications.

And so it goesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the struggle to stay in the race. to finish as thr- winner, results in greater effort on our part, both as individuals and as organizations.

Our principal shipments consist of high calcium stone running 97.50% to 98% calcium carbonate. In addition to this Ave supply stone meeting chemical requirements from .60 to 14% magnesia. In all about

When our Quarry was in its infancy, the quarry ing, screening and loading methods used were crude compared to our modern plant. Stone was dui^ with out regard for minor variation in chemical analysis,

32 different sizes and chemical gradations fit the

physical sizes ranging from dust to openhearth on a

abrasiveness. or wearing qualities. It was load ed into cars, which compared to our present day equipment seem almost like tovs, screened into three major sizes and shipped to eager buyers.

closely sized or wide range material. No other plan of organization conforms so well to the inescapable facts of human nature as free competition. It is the Spark which touches off the ''fighting spirit*'â&#x20AC;&#x201D;the desire to win cleanly, honest

But why the change that is so evident today?

ly and fairly, tl is the motivating spirit of progress.


Adequate Facilities


Storage Neces

sary for Storing Nec essary Sizes. 1370










OUR .-


With but a few days remaining we are all pulling for this crew of the Str. W. F. White to complete the 1940 season without a lost time accident. This has been a habit of the White's crew to go along

and do their jobs safely. They have the seasons of 1938, 1939 and 1940. to date, without an accident

involving loss of time. Good going, fellows!






Front Row, Left to Right: Voigt, Yarch, Chain, Weiss. .Rickle. Wirgau, Wenzel, Dietlin, Nedeau, Cadwell. Zoho, Adraiu. Back Row, Left to Right: Capt. MacLcan. LaLonde, McLeod. Raymond, Chief Anderson. Berg, Buck, Dwyer, Schlager.

Horip. .Mulka. Monroe. Cook, llincka. N. Fleming;, Frederick, Morrill, Lawrence. Sheridan. If. Flem

ing, Gould, Gordon, Hoeft, Greengtski.

Crew of the Str. W.

F. White Have Every Expectation of Com pleting the Season Without


Lost Time


Chas. Hoffman's Construction Crew are certain

Front Row. Left to Right: Chas. Hoffman. John

ly a crew of versatile gents. Their many task's in clude repairing of quarry cars, painting plant build ings, making forms for construction work, keep

Kapala. Adolph Radka. Wm. Peetz. Arthur Wenzel,

ing company houses in first class shape inside and out, repair and construction of docks, dredging of

harbor and boat slip and all the many carpenter jobs that are required in an operation as ours.

I'aul Mulka, Edward Smith. Center Row. Left to Right: l-'.ric Pardiekc. Robert Hoffman. Eric Gruelke, Frank Gordon, Chas. Schram. Martin Levvandowski. Chas. Fleming, Alfred Basel. Back Row, Left







Rhinardt Froelich. Louis llorubacher, Steve Par-

These fellows not only do many jobs but their rec

tyka. Henry Haselhuhn. Herman Hopp, Lawrence

ord shows that the many jobs are done safely.

Carter and Chas. Schalk.

Record of Construc tion Crew Shows That

They Do Their Varied and


With a Safety.






We Bid Farewell To Rue Henley Here For Many Years

R. B. Henley

Seated around a banquet table September 21,

will set: that both plant and civic pride will cause

sixty of the foremen and office staff of the Michi

the work of good housekeeping to continue.

gan Limestone & Chemical Company bid farewell

In mentioning this brief sketch of friend Henlev's doing Avhile with us, we can't overlook the help he has given in making "Calcite Screenings" a better

to a

friend and fellow-worker-




our auditor and secretary was leaving us for a new field as auditor of the Oliver Iron Mining Com pany at Duluth. Minnesota.

Back in 1919 while a public accountant with the Cleveland Trust Company, R. B. Henley made the audit for the Michigan Limestone cv Chemical Co. Finally on May 1, 1924, he decided on a permanent residence in Rogers City, and the following year he was made auditor and assistant secretary.


ing a man of ideas and blessed With a tireless en

ergy and rugged physique he soon was active in plant and community affairs. As a member of the village council he was ac tive in beautifying the city with better streets and parks.


Many suggestions and contributions

were passed on to the editor coming from him. and his interest in employee safety welfare and person nel problems were always helpful. Mr. Clymer was toastmaster at the meeting, and many short talks were enjoyed by those who had served with "R. B." longest. Mrs. Henley and Jean were also in attendance at the banquet. Community singing was at its height at this meeting, and along with "R. B.'s" favorite song,

"Doodle-dee-doo" the following parody composed by George R. Jone^- was very much enjoyed:

This was in accordance with his hobby of

gardening and landscaping. Rogers City will bear testimony of his residence here for many years to come with these civic improvements. During the period he was director and secretary


I'm leaving a home, I'm going to roam Prom the city where limestone holds swav To a place in the north where the iron comes

of the Rogers City Light and Power Company, the


city waterworks was installed with the Light Com pany having the franchise.

And the Swedes and the Philanders play-

As another hobby he was active in politics and served for sometime as secretaiw of the Republican County Committee.

Home, home on the range Where the ore from the dock goes its way And there I will work to help remove dirt To the mills down the lake far away.

Due to his unusual interest in gardens and flow ers his home on Woodward Avenue is one of the

show places in our city.

The swampy shoreline

prouse Maintenance, com

While the short time available at a banquet hard ly suffices when a group is bidding adieu to a friend and fellow-worker we are sure that the Henleys have left us with many pleasant memories of their years in Rogers City. Mr. and Mrs. Henley and daughter Jean were al ways on hand when

pany yards and houses benefited bv his love for

their quiet but

shrubbery and flowers.

deeds of kindness will ev

was converted into a beautiful garden and many-

novel ideas have made it interesting and beautiful. "R. B." always had time to show a friend or visitor

around much to their pleasure and knowledge. Being in charge of Ihvcll-

As each vear sees the

buildings and grounds at the Calcite plant showing improvement his contri butions to the landscap ing have been many. Be cause




this program is sure to Fred J. Fisch 1372

continue and when "R. ]>.'' returns to visit he

friends were needed and


er be appreciated. We re gret to lose the Henleys, but



them to a new work with out best wishes.

As a vacancy occurs in

any organization it is a pleasure to announce that such





filled from the organiza-

John P. Kinville

)vi Diasivp J)rim rig

tion personnel. So we find John P. Kinville, former Company Treasurer, taking over Mr. Henley's post

Really Goot

as auditor and Secretary of the Michigan Limestone

resulted over disputes involving the right of way than perhaps any other traffic condition.

& Chemical Company and Bradley Transportation Company, and Fred J. Fisch from the Accounting

Department being promoted to Treasurer.


best of luck to two fellows who have been with us for some time as faithful, efficient workers in an

organization of which we are all proud to be a part.

More futile, arguments and more accidents have Individual drivers still

are a long



adopting the viewpoint that when they're on the road they don't have any rights, in Spite of the. law, and "that all they have is responsibilities. But good defensive drivers have the right of

way problem whipped. They reason along these lines which works out very well:

The right of wayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;never depend on it. The other fellow may disregard the right of

Tine Red t/Foss Roll I

way. If he does, it is better to let him have it than crack up. Insisting on your legal rights in

Call--Join Now

after all.

such a situation isn't the most important factor

By Norman O. Hoeft

Each year in November the people of this coun try are asked to aid in the work of the American

If you have a smash up you are most apt to get

hurt'and it's going to cost you money no matter who is to blame.

Red Cross through their membership in this or

ganization. These memberships along with dona

Don't you think that it pretty sane reasoning? Keep out of accidents regardless of who has the right of way and you will save a lot of wear and

tions received are all that the Red Cross can rely

tear on your nerves as well as your pocketbook.

on to carry out their large and varied program. Conditions in the world today have made the

Most drivers are contiuuallv crabbing about traffic conditions and reckless drivers and pedes

need for membership and donations much larger than it has ever been since the last World War.

trians, but after all. isn't common road courtesy

Presque Isle County has always been well up in standings in this state. The people in this county have always been ready and willing to help at any time they were called upon. That need of help now is the reason that we would like to see the

largest Roll Call that we have ever had. The lo cal chapter is now planning the coining drive for membership. They are asking that each of us give as much as we possibly can to help in carrying on

this organization's work. The largest demand for

assistance now comes from the war stricken coun

tries of Europe.

The amount

of supplies and

financial aid forwarded to these countries is enor mous. The United States Government has been

helping the Red Cross very much in this work. But they must also have a much larger number of mem bers and donations to continue to do this work to

aid the suffering people in these countries.

Last year the employees of the Michigan Lime stone & Chemical Company and the Bradley Trans

portation Company were very generous in joining and donating to the American Red Cross. The re

sult of this generosity is shown by the following figures. It is hoped that in these times of need the figures will be much larger than they have ever been. It is hoped that many Who were not able to join last year will see their way clear this year to become members. Michigan Limestone & Chemical Co. and Bradley Transporta tion Co. 584 Members $ 665.2S

Balance of the County Total 1939 Roll Call

420 Members


1004 Members $1,094.25

If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.

the answer to most of our complaints?

Four spies, each, representing a different coun try, were aboard an airliner at the same time. Each knew the presence of the other because their re spective headquarters had kept them informed of the activities of the others. While en route four

radio messages came to the ship for each of the spies. One of the spies was German, one Italian, one Spanish and the fourth Russian. Each mes sage was in the native language. The German unstood Spanish, the Italian understood German, the Spaniard understood Russian, but the Russian understood only his own language. In delivering the messages they became mixed and no one of the spies could read the messages. Each of them met and showed their messages to one other spy,

but still they could not read the messages by ex

changing them. Who received which message? Professor Jones left the school cafeteria and handed the cashier a slip of paper on which he had written the number 1004180.

Whv did the cashier

not collect any money from him? If one-third of six apples sells for three cents, what will one-fourth of forty apples sell for? Now that the election is over Slim Paully and Art

Grambati arc friends again. Charlie Hoffman is try

ing to sell the tin sign advertising his favorite can didate. Pete Kelly is running the elevator in the mill a little less violently. Marty O'Toole is remember ing to put the truck body down before he goes un der the viaduct, and activities around the plant are back to normal.

Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It overwhelms and engulfs all obstacles. It is nothmore nor less than faith in actionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Henry Chester. 1373

Twemlfcy^Nmltk Animal Safety C

J ongress


Gathered at the Stevens Hotel in Chicago during the week of October 7, some eight thousand indi viduals registered to make the twenty-ninth Safe ty Congress one long to be remembered. With the theme of Safety and National Defense, the Congress got under way with Col. Stillwell,

President of the National Safety Council, giving an address on "Strength for Critical Days." He reminded us that our country is facing critical days which will demand our utmost loyalty and devotion. A safety movement which can bring accident losses under control will be a source of immense moral and material aid to the nation.

He implores us to serve both America and the world effectively by giving our best efforts to the job so that our country can maintain its program of daily life as well

To find such a large group as was present at

we as safety workers have.

safety program to be worthwhile must start at

the top. To Michigan Lime employees we can be thankful that our top is behind every effort. It must be genuine—no flash in the pan—and must proceed from an honest and sincere interest.


a diversion to

new fields

There must be a

high morale. To say foremen are key men is trite but true. If they are sold head and

heart on safety, the two-thirds


job is



your challenge, foremen! Years and years ago about all the safety work there was

on any job was covered by the foreman shouting every once

paring to defend ourselves. The defense program means efforts


must not become mechanical. Accident preven tion must be kept personalized, humanized and

of our National Defense. We must conserve it while pre


We have much mis

sionary work to do in our own realms to bring the idea home to all. It's not a one-man job and to make it so means failure for the whole. Any

W. E. Mitchell brought out the safety angle on Na tional Defense in his speech, "We'll Need Every Man." Man power is the foundation

of our

in a while, "Hey you, look out! That's dangerous!" But the last 30 years have

and a

brought great changes in acci



building of the mechanical in

dent prevention work and the


attitude of men toward it.




defense undreamed of by us

one year ago.

defy us to name a machine operation that can't

ery industry and in every company for the revitalization of our safety program to the end that the defense job is done not only efficiently, but

have worked endlessly on safety education to train

also safely. Not only was safety discussed in terms of na

improve the safety of our working habits.

be guarded. •Safety conventions, conferences and committees us to sense and avoid hazards instinctively, and to

tional defense but also in terms of the new meth

There's an effective safety rule for ever}' hazard.

ods of making this great cause greater than ev

All the trouble has been worth the bother, if you

er before. Countless discussions with methods, exchange of ideas and how to bring safety closer

to all were had by small groups of delegates. Group meetings devoted to particular problems of different industries and public safety were had throughout each day with outstanding leaders providing information and enthusiasm.

As our

friend W. H. Cameron, Managing Director of the National Safety Council, and a pioneer in safety work, expressed it "We want new ideas in our The world moves and we must move with

it or be hopelessly left behind.

Research is bring

ing new hazards as well as new comforts and con veniences and it is our job to stimulate efforts

that will enable us to enjoy the benefits without the hazards." 1374


Machines have been guard ed and safety engineers now

It challenges

us as never before to have an organization in ev



movement, impresses one as to the responsibility




this Congress so intensely interested in the safety

as the necessary measures for



please, a thousand times over! More than 250,000 men and women have been

saved from death by safety work of one kind or another.

That figure represents the number of extra ac cident deaths that would have been suffered had fat al accidents continued to occur at the same rate

which prevailed before 1913, the year in which the organized safety movement got its start. Was it worthwhile?

That all of our employees could catch the spirit of this congress would be wonderful. We have a job to do, fellows, and we will do. We will be doing our duty if we work a little harder to do our job a little

safer. Let's make 1941 a perfect year of no acci dents at our plant and on the boats.


Youi'Il See it In Screenin "Personals" That Come To The Editor's Desk

Just "Among Ourselves"


Alfred Savina says you can have all your flesh and blood movie stars, but he prefers the pen and

which is as fine a machine as the diesel engine he drives out in the quarry.

ink gal. Olive Oil. as his choice. He thinks her run ning mate. Pop Eye, to be pretty good, but what

Although birds have so far eluded Doc Brudcr, he has bagged several big swamp rabbits on his

a gal is Olive Oil!

reservation in Ocqucoe. Doc has completely fenced

We tried to get some of our duck hunters to give

the area and posted it with signs to assure himself of lots of elbow room and

us a picture of their game


and not a one did we get. When Chas. Hoffman and

Eagle Eye Dehnkc went out one day we were sure that a good picture would be given us. Disappointed again. It seems that the boys got lost in a Grand Lake fog and didn't get much shooting. It couldn't be that your compass was off could it, Charlie? Emil

says that his buddy didn't give him a chance as the ar tillery and decoys were left behind at Charlie's cottage.




to us is to know your city when you go to one. lie taxied around



cently to the tune of $2.05 before he got to his destina tion. George thinks he must have been on a sight-seeing tour.

If any one wants a car for his son or




work, see Jimmy Congonle. He has just the car for you —a flashy '29 Whippet, sel dom used, at 93% below the original cost, fully equipped and read\" to be towed away. Charlie Wenzel bought a

fishing license.

Charlie was

Lord, I'am T Lankoal Lord, I'm grateful to You at this Thanksgiving season for the bounteous blessings You have bestowed upon me and mine, and all the other peoples through out the world where peace still reigns. Lord, I'm thankful to You for my stur dy body, my clean mind, my strong heart —and the gift to use them. I'm thankful for my friends, my loved ones, my coun try—and the gift to love them. I'm thank ful for the rains of spring, the flowers of summer, the leaves of autumn, the snows of winter—and the gift to see and feel them.

I'm thankful for books and music

and laughs and song.

Lord, I'm thankful for the freedom I possess, the job I have, and for all the material things You have bestowed upon me. I'm grateful to You for the days and the tasks they bring, for the nights that bring peace and rest and contentment. I'm grateful for the happiness You have given me—yea, even for the sorrows I have experienced, because one has brought joy, the other has helped to build character.

that I

was born and live in the



who worked with



mark that it seems like yes

terday when they were at work on boats. wants to know

Lonnie All if the en

gineers have provided space for storing rivets—he's itch ing to start them flowing to the heaters again. Is the language of golf exclusive












the shop mechanics who re ported time worked on fair ways of the Str. Calcite to come






It seems to us that every

fall a strange dog makes its

appearance a r o u n d plant.


Many of our fellows wish




will eye the stranger and finally attempt to get it to

Please help me always to be humble for that gift. And please, Lord, help our country, which has had such a glorious past, to have a bril

their home. Adolph Dullack, Lawrence Bellmore and Chas. Griwatsch have

liant future.

this year's stray and much

United States of America.



all taken turns to capture to their sorrow. The goodlooking black and tan hound

out with a fish pole—not intending

The winter boat office has

been assembled again, and Cash Sobek and the boys


Lord, I'm most thankful of all, at this time,

an abundance of game.

just won't be kept in the trunk of any car and does

stand—when he caught a game warden on the end of his pole. That might accidentally have been a fish, so Charlie bought a license to be sure when he

a quick job of tearing out the partition and then

really goes fishing.

luck, fellows.

After six months at the shores of Lake Nettie Ernie Adrian remarks that it's so remote from

Among those participating in the installation ceremony for the new Peony bed back of the Mill Office we noted the following personages: Super

town not a single fish peddler has come there so

through the upholstering of the rear seat. Tough

he hasn't tasted fish this year.

intendent Bill Bade. General Manager Alex Durecki, Line Markers L. J. Patterson and Don Pearsc.

Herb Campbell has disposed of his fenderless symphony of rattles after getting the last mile of

and eighteen of the best kibitzers in the plant. The question in our minds right now is, wdio ac tually planted the peonies?

service out of her.

He now has a new Hudson



Alonzo All (jf the Mill

Dept. is trying to con vince us that he is an upto-date version of "Peter. Peter Pumpkin - Eater."

Lonnie's pumpkin hap pens to be a squash and a big one at that.


doesn't fool, whether it's

raising squash or doing his work in the mill safe

ly. This squash weighed sixty-four pounds. Lonnie didn't invite us to a

squash dinner, but we arc sure that he ate squash for a long time. Like many of our employees Lonnie is a good garden er



berry picker.



We hear

that the young daughter in the family is her fa ther's helper during the garden season.

The boys in the Sample room had quite a time convincing Bob Patzer. neophytic sampler, that

the stones were not supposed to be forced through the testing screens with a hammer. There are no office hours for leaders.

Clare Macklem says that after climbing that rope "ladder" in the No. 2 Shovel cut a few limes.

all he needs is a pair of leopard skin shorts to run Tarzau a close second.

The first and most important step toward im provement is the decision to improve.

The husky (and some not so husky) fellows in this picture were well known around the quarry this summer as "Thornley's Gang." They could be found almost anywhere cleaning up old ties, drill casings, and sundry other eyesores and hazards in the quarry and yard.

The two peaceful-looking gentlemen sitting on the flatcar are Bill Larson and Pete Savina.

In the

bottom row, from left to right are: Don Pearse. Walter Macklem, George (irambau. Elmer Radka, and the boss, Paul Thornley. (Paul claims that being the boss didn't seem to make the ties anv easier to lift.)

All joking aside, the boys did a good job and managed to improve the looks of the quarry a great deal. If possible we should like to see a similar crew with us again next season.

George Sobeck is quite a wood carver. His spe cialty is carving realistic looking birds out of old broom handles.


fact one that he carved and

left on the eighth floor of the mill was so natural that Walter Yareh crawled on his hands and knees

for half an hour trying to get close enough to see what kind of a bird it was.

Al. the painter, catches fish. AI Strieker is the successful fisher

man you see here and we got this picture because we have always told him that his

fish stories would lie more convinc





see the fish. If \ou 1o o k e 1 s e w h e r e in

"Screenings" you will see that Al caught himself a

charming b r i d e


Xo w

don't some of vou

old guys tell


that his fishing days are gone forever. 1376



papa. Leo Seheffee, second cook on the Str. Munson. and

daughter Kay en joying each other's


w bile

dad's boat is load

ing at C a 1 c i t e. Many of our sail ors have families a n d t h e a I" t e r

decks of the Brad

ley boats are usu ally


w it h

crew members an

xious to get ashore for those valuable minutes with the folks while the is loading.


ivan/, LAWR£f)(£/L»n^ , Guess wL? ey\MMM Here



three boys for you to make a guess on. To make it easier we will tell

you that they are brothers so if you guess one you can

readily tell who the other two are. Big

Boy on the left has been a sailor for

Bradley thirteen

years and is now in

There's lots of power under friend Fred Radka as this happens to be a load of dynamite. Fred has worked in the Blasting and Brushing Dcpt. for some time.

He owns one of the two teams still

used in the quarry, and the wagon you see here is one of his own making.

It is just the thing to

transport safely explosives to the many locations around our quarry. Fred hopes his accident rec ord always remains perfect, and so do we. It is the general opinion of the men at the plant that the concrete wall along the back of the slip looks well enough without paint, especially red paint from Charlie Hoffman's car fenders. What do you think, Charlie?

It seems that James O'Connor is trying to com pete with Wilson Pines. Anyway we noticed the other day that jimmy is sporting a stubby pipe. He figures that if he can keep it well stokered for a couple of years no one will be able to tell the two pipes apart.

the mate's department. He is married and has one youngster. The little fellow in the center is seen around the loading docks whenever a boat toots. He is married and has a cute little home of his

own just completed this year. The handsome lad on the right is more handsome than ever, is still sin gle, bashful, shy, and just waiting for the right one. You'll find him around the mill, docks and dock of

fice while on the job and scouting in the Ford during his leisure time. Who are the three brothers?

Our Guess Who in the last issue of "Screenings"

was just who you

thought—Pete Giovangorio,

foreman of the track crew.

With hunting season at hand again the end of the day, exodus from the office is pretty fast. That bolt of greased lightning going out the door on

the opening day was probably Fred Pisch on his way to his private hunting grounds. Billy Heller claims that it has taken him ten years to catch Ed Kellcy in a mistake. Now that he's done it, Bill is happy.

The "Home Port of Calcite" is not a port of name

These two chaps were rudely interrupted by the cameraman while playing in their sand pile. The

only. A majority of Bradley Transportation Com pany employees live in Rogers City. Many have recently built or purchased homes here. The love ly home pictured is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Alex Malocha.

Alex is a local fellow who is second mate

young "bucko" on the left is Ronald, the son of

on the Str. T. W. Robinson.

Albert Gosseliu of the Mill Dept.. and the prince

have the boys of the "Limestone Fleet" make a per

charming on the right is Walter, the son of Walter

manent residence here and help to contribute to

Buza. stokennan on the Str. B. H. Taylor.

We are happy to

the progress of the community. 1377

It was a nice crisp fall afternoon.

Our mightv

hunter had all his work behind him and was free to

go out with dog and gun to bag


those birds and rabbits that he

We all wish .Mr. Crawford every success and pleasure on his new field.

DREAMS—The greatest amount of dreaming is

had told his drill crews he was done by persons who are between 20 and 25 years sure to get.

Making his way

to the woods he flushed a flock

old. Dreams increase with the variety and activity

of the individual's intellectual life. Students re port the heightened frequency of dreams during ex

of partridge and as the dogcaught up with the birds he

aminations and intensive school work. Dreaming

soon had his limit. It being rather early he went to a near

than ten minutes.

by swamp and according to form he had his limit of rab

bits. Here we have a picture of our hero journey ing homeward anxious to make good his boasts to the boys. lie could show them what a real hunter could do. Suddenly he was given a violent shake

decreases with age.

A dream seldom lasts more

Of course, we couldn't let the hunting season get

by without telling you about Happy Hopp's bird dog. Happy says that his dog is so fast that a gun is useless. The dog just runs them down and picks them out of the air.

and in a bewildered daze he heard his wife announce

The roast goose had just been brought to the

that supper was on. It had been a nice afternoon alright, but what was a successful hunt turned out to be just a pleasant dream for our friend Tom Kelley. The easy chair by the stove got the better of

table, and the minister, u ho was the guest of honor,

him and he still has to show those drill bovs the


looked at it with the same keen anticipation that was shown on the other faces 'round the festive board.

"Dai's as fine a goose as I ever saw. Bruder Wil liams," he said to his host, •"where did you get such a fine one?"

Dippy and Sticky had just been released from the big house, where they had been visiting quite a spell due to their taking ways. When they were in a crowded movie lobby one evening a couple of pickpockets made the mistake of picking their pockets. When they discovered it. Dippy had left five dollars to every eight dollars that Sticky had.

Tills peeved them so they went to work and picked the pickpockets' pockets. Then they each bad nine dollars more than they had after the pickpockets left them. Plow much did they each have when they started

"Well now, Revrind Brown," said the carver of

the goose, with a sudden access to dignity, "when you preach a special good sermon I never axes you where you got it. 'Pears to me dat's a triv'al mat ter any way — what'll you have. Parson, the drum stick?"

The other day Fred Radka had to take his trailer in to town to get some "free air" for the tires. Ed Adrain and Albert Schultz said that he should have

come around where they were — there was plenty of fresh air out there in the form of a stiff breeze."

after the pickpockets? Kenny Paull, sampler, says that now he knows

how the "Bird in the gilded cage" felt. The only difference being that the cage. Kenny was almost in was made of iron bars. Those Alpena cops don't fool, do they. Kenny? Frank S. Crawford, district




United States {Bureau of Mines, with headquarters in Dulutli since September, 1928, has been notified that he will be transferred


Phoenix. Ariz., in

charge of the safety division. Mr. Crawford's work in this district has brought him in contact with the iron and copper mines of the Lake Superior District, the upper lakes coal docks, the lignite coal mines of North Dakota and

the stone quarries of Michigan, lie also holds the office of secretary of the Lake Superior section of

the National Safety Council. Many of our employees will remember Mr. Craw

ford being with us on occasions when we have celebrated some of our accomplishments in acci dent prevention. He has made the formal presen

lirr it's cold but not too cold for these healthygals to enjoy a good j lay outdoors. Constance Smoliuski, daughter of Louis Smolinski. a Tug

watchman, and Ronnie Patchkowski, daughter of

tation of the "Sentinels of Safety" trophy which has been won by our plant in the years 1929, 1932.

son, are the two you see here with bikes and lollv-

1933 and 1934.



William Patchkowski. stokerman on the Str. Main'

on July 31. 1940. Mr. Kuznicki is employed in the Loading Dept. Robert Francis to Mr. and Mrs. Prank Ware on



.August 9. 1940 trical Dept.

Mr. Ware is employed in the Elec

Lawrence Matthew to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Sobeck on October 20. 1940. Mr. Sobeck is employ

ed by the Bradley Transportation Company. Norman George to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gosselin on October 28. 1940.

George King of the Mill Dcpt. was united in mar riage to Mrs. Mary Gruschki by Justice of the Peace Liunie Nester on September 14. 1940. On September 28, 1940, Eugene Jones of the Yard Dept. and Marion Middaugh were united in mar riage by the Rev. S. J. Francis, Eugene King Jr., of the Machine Shop and Grace Grambau were married on October 3. 1940. by Jus tice of the Peace Chas. Dettloff.

Albert Strieker. DHM painter, and Bernice Stoinski were united in marriage on October 24. 1940, at St. Casimir's Church Parsonage.

Calcite Screenings offers its sincere congratula tions to the newly weds.

Mr. GosNclin is employed in

the Mill Dept.

Congratulations folks, and our best wishes to the young lads and lassies.

Tihose Who Have Prissc-il , \vy,iv Mrs. Chas. Schram passed away on Nov. 5, 1940.

after a prolonged illness.

Funeral services were

held from St. John's Lutheran Church and burial in Rogers City Memorial Park. Pier husband. Chas. Schram. is employed in the Construction Dept. Win. Schalk. brother of Gustav Schalk

of the

Shovel Dept. passed away on October 19, 1940. In terment was in the church cemetery of St. Michael's

Lutheran Church, Belknap. Mrs. John Peluser passed away on Sept. 20, 1940, in the Alpena Hospital. Her sudden death was a terrible shock to her family and friends. Funeral services were held from St. Ignatius Church and

New A


Since the Summer issue of Calcite Screenings,

the following daughters have arrived to our em ployees : Anita Helen to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Durecki

burial in Rogers City Memorial Park. I Icr husband, John Beluser is employed as a Quarry blaster. To family and friends we express the most sin

cere sympathy during this time of sorrow.

File Sacrifice Ol 1 lie B


on September 25. 1940. Mr. Durecki is employed in the Shovel Dept. Virginia to Mr. and Mrs. Gearld Burns on Sept ember 13. 1940.

Mr. Burns is employed bv the

Bradley Transportation Company. Sonja Mae to Mr. and Mrs. Alviu Gager on Sept ember 10. 1940. Mr. Gager is employed in the Yard Department.

Nancy Gina to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Santiui on September 21. 1°40. Mr. Santini is employed on dwelling house maintenance. Barbara Ann to Mr..and Mrs. Ployd L'rlaub on

October 7. 1940. Mr. Crlaub is employed in the Tug â&#x20AC;˘


Sous arriving to our employees: Robert to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dietlin on Aug

ust 30. 1940. Mr. Dieltin is employed by the Brad ley Transportation Company. Walter William to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wetkovv-

ski on September 11. 1940. Mr. Wetkowski is em ployed in the Transportation Dept. Ronald Edward to Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Gruelke

on September 4. 1940. Mr. Gruelke is employed in the Drilling Department. Mark Lee to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pruning on

September 9. 1940. Mr. Bruning is employed by tin- Bradley Transportation Company. Eugene Arthur to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kuznicki

May the brave who have sacrificed their lives rhat peace might be brought about still live in sac red memory in the hearts of the nation. 1379

Wliile 1 on i&itgay Your Illoimtiaig Jlkeep

lm Mimi Tie Need For Safety Each fall thousands of our Michigan people take up their guns and travel into woods and open spaces in search of game. There is no better or more healthful sport, not from tin- standpoint of killinggame but from the mere fact that it gets one out-ofdoors into the clean fresh air.

The hunter exercises

well, cats well and sleeps well putting his body in shape for the rigors ol winter.

Shells and gun should be kept away from stove, fireplace or other fire, and where they will not he

roine a plaything for children. Let's be a little more careful with our hunting this year. No one want- to get hurt, neither does anvone want to hurt some one else.



It seems that Waller Meyers will have to do one of three things — 1. Get a car with a starter that won't lock. 2. Buy a wrench to loosen the starter. 3.


Walter is a little too husky to crawl under his car


and fix it when the starter locks, and since reduc

ing takes a little time, we'd suggest buying the


special wrench. Of course, if Walter had to walk eight to ten miles back to town a few times in rapid


succession, then he'd probably be slim enough to be able to fix the car. Oil, well, it's too much for us. so you figure it out. Walter. We wonder if President Roosevelt's third term will have anything to do with the farewell of the

welfare. When we hear Julius Patzer speak of people getting food from the farewell we wonder.

ED R.\DKrVs"pRAVI'R Lord, fill Lake Nettie with great big fish So that even I,

When telling of it afterwards. May never have to lie-. P. S. Don't forget Pari Xagel.

God often comforts us. not by changing the cir cumstances of our lives, but by changing our atti The Doe Is Not To Be Shot According To Michigan Law

I hinting, however has its hazards.

People unta-

tude towards them.

Smile, if possible.

miliar with firearms, and some oldlimers as well,

handle the gun without due precaution and some

one gets hurt — often killed. In fact, so far this season 12 people in Michigan have lost their lives because of hunting accidents. Added to these are oar accidents of hunting parties and then there is the fellow who over-exerts while hunting or over

eats after a day in the woods and suffers a heart attack.

There are a \v\v hunting precautions that are well i o keep in mind. It's against the law to carry a loaded gun in an automobile or other vehicle - - besides it's verv


dangerous. It is well to make certain that the barrels of your gun are free from any obstruction. It is wise to

keep the safety lock on until you are ready to shoot. It is not good practice to pull a gun through a fence. Lay it through and then climb over. Al ways keep the muzzle pointed away from yourself and others.

It is not in keeping with safe practice to lay a loaded gun down in a boat or lift a gun barred first. Neither is it wise to stand a gun Up against a tree or post. The safe practice is to lay it down. A good hunter will not shoot at objects indistinct ly seen among trees or bushes as it might be human beings. 1380

These Liiile Fellows are Protected by Law from Hunters

Jrosfer and Jh/ssay v^omitesf By George R. Jones Don't groan students. Just take a few seconds and let us tell you about the Safety Poster and Es say Contest for the school year of 1941. Your co operation in recent years has been grand. You might never write a word on the Safety idea ordin arily but you have been good enough to respond to these contests sponsored by Calcite Screenings and have turned out some good work. Maybe you haven't realized as an individual what your efforts taken as a group have shown. As the judges go

over your contributions quite a story is told. First, you are showing a trend towards thinking Safety. During pre-school and grade school age you are influenced by what natural instinct tells you in the way of Safety. This is entirely inade quate, so you experiment and learn the hard way. You get so you dread the iodine bottle, the lost finger nail, the bump on the head and the barked shin.

PERSONAL ITEMS Since Christmas isn't so far off we'd like to make

a few requests for some of the boys. Dear Santa:

Please give— Elmer McCutcheon a new cork for his thermos


(And a watch)

Ed Radka a catcher's mask so that those tire tools

won't be so hard on his jaw. Julius Patzer a rubber hammer so that he can pound all he wants without disturbing anyone. Ralph O'Toole a girdle to keep his tummy in.

Eugene Jones a great big pair of overalls so that he won't have to tie strings on the suspenders to make them reach the buttons. Lawrence Carter a razor so that he can cut those

little strings off his face. Bruno Zempel a lecture stand so that he can give his after-dinner speeches in real class. P. S. And bring Gust Schaedig some cotton bat ting so that he won't have to listen to them.

You become more careful to avoid the ac

companying pain. You are learning Safety the hard way, but formulating definite ideas. Secondly, you reach an age when you are influen ced by the school safety patrol, your parents' teach ing such as it might be and the experiences of your self and friends.

Natural instincts of self-preserva

tion are disregarded, you have now become the world's worst gambler playing for the highest stake known — your own life. That is why these safety contests that you don't welcome with open arms.

It's the impulsiveness of youth that makes you the gambler you are. You know better and the fac tor in your favor is quick response and alertness to new situations Constant reminders help keep you on the straight and narrow. So again a minute of "hold on awhile" and you write a few words on

what you think safety means to you and your group.

Thirdly, we see your ideas as they progress and you reach the adult stage. You shape your life ac cording to your ideas other than impulsive action. Now if you have thought enough about safety dur ing your youth you will have fundamentals which will qualify you to preach to the young such as we preach to you. Thus is the cycle briefly and it's our assumed or actual duty to win you as a disciple of the safety movement. We sincerely believe that what you write concerning any phase of safety is part of your training that will eventually be of un told value in your life to come. Now for the contest — rules as usual, no holds

barred. (As a tip the judges like those typewritten essays.) Write what you will on any phase of safe ty. Make your essays snappy, not too long, not too short. You can't all win a prize but you will all be better equipped because of your few minutes strug gle in making this year's contest the best ever.

A man had a slight difference of opinion with his wife. But he acknowledged his error generously by saying: "You are right, and I am wrong, as you generally are. Good-bye, dear," and he hurried off to catch the train.

"So nice of him to put it like that," his wife said to herself. And then she began to think about it.

They tell us that John Pilarski is in need of a chauffeur to drive that new Chevy. It seems that

he forgets that the gear shift is on the steering column and not at

his side

so he

has to

do a

lot of searching before he can get underway. Quartermaster's Sergeant to Rookie—"Well, speak up there—how do you want your uniform— too big or too small?" John Dehring gives chase to some young Hal lowe'en pranksters and ends up in the middle of a big mud puddle. Lot of fun, eh, John ? Remember when you were a lad? SURPRISES

Your friends won't believe you, but you will be correct if you insist that Reno, Nevada, is farther west than Los Angeles, California. Reno is about 100 miles closer to Asia than is Los

Angeles. Then after you have the attention of everybody in the room tell them that Cleveland, Ohio, lies less

than three miles west of Jacksonville, Florida.

Jones was sitting with his wife behind a palm on a hotel veranda late one night when a young man and girl came and sat down on a bench near them. The young man began to tell the girl how pretty and good and loveable he thought she was. Hidden behind the palm, Mrs. Jones whispered to her husband:

Landlady: "If you don't stop playing that saxo phone you'll drive me crazy." Sax Player: "Ha! Ha! You're crazy already. I stopped playing an hour ago."

"Oh, John, he doesn't know we're here and he's going to propose. Whistle to warn him." "What for?" said Jones. "Nobody whistled to warn me." 1381

The Bradley Transportation Company Safety Meetings and Personal News


The Boat Harbor at Calcile Where ihe Calcite Boats Will Be Berthed This Winter

The Great Lakes-One of the Greatest and Most

Worthwhile Suggestions By The Ship Safety

Essential Waterways of the Nation

Committees Which We Should Take Notice

Half of all the fresh water that lies on the surface

of the earth is in the Great Lakes. Somebody has figured then that it is enough water to cover all of Continental United States to a depth of ten feet. This water is useful, not only as a roadway For

ships, it is a cheap raw material, essential in many industries, and for this reason the shores are dot ted with mills. It also is responsible for Michigan

being our country's "great play-ground." Incredibly low freight rates exist between cities on the Lakes.

In the season of navigation huge

cargoes of iron ore, coal, limestone, grain and lum ber are moving day and night in twenty-five hun dred freighters which have a capacity of 3,000.000 tons. In good years as much as bO.OOO.OOO tons of ore are brought down the lakes. Into the hulls of some of these vessels go 35,000,000 tons of coal,

giving- the vessels a payload each way. And 400.000,000 bushels of grain are moved over the Lakes annually. Ships can load in Great Lakes and reach prac tically any other port in the world, and many of them do each year. The great ocean lines are proud of their sched ules and their ability to get in and out of port quickly. They unload passengers and freight at noon Friday and sail at midnight Saturday. On the Lakes, however, the huge bulk carriers unload as much as 14,000 tons in six or seven hours and take

on a new load in an equally short time. The arrival and departure, schedules are as fixed as are those of limited trains.

These vessels are manned with

a trained personnel who are proud of their calling

One of the first things the ship safety commit tees did when safety-first measures were method ically taken up on the vessels was to point out the

common practices leading to personal injury. Their admonitions were effective but without keeping rliem constantly before the eyes of our seamen, the men on shipboard become lax in safeguarding themselves and their shipmates and careless prac tices may be resumed. Then, too. there are the new M K.\ who must be told what not to do.


will most seamen to read the age-old warn ings the ship safety committees issued during the

past as if safety-first were something new, and covering practices that even the most careless ought not to be guilty of. Here are some of them : Men have been warned against walking over mooring cables and under loading shuttles. Keep the ladder on the dock whenever, possible. Somebody will always endeavor to get aboard even if the ladder is hanging on the tackleâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a dangerous practice that can be eliminated bv a little careful watching.

It having been brought to our attention that heads have been seen sticking out of deadlights at the locks and in port, it was decided the only thing to do is to close them at such times.


have been seen jumping to the dock before the ship is properly alongside; one man has been stopped from carrying books up the ladder without hanging on with his free hand.

Master ordered that more precautions are to be taken in taking off and putting on hatch covers. When cable jams against the ship's side the lines

and ambitious to maintain the highest degree of

man should let go of it to avoid being jerked into

efficiency possible in Great Lakes shipping.

the river or thrown fore-


â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Continued on page 1392







that care be taken when changing boom cables that all shackles and pins have a full nut. It was also suggested that the First Aid kit forward be placed in the Hospital room so that First Aid can be. obtained more readily.

The deck crew reported that some beckets needed to be repaired on the mooring cables which will be taken care of at once.

S t r . C a r l D. Bradley-Safety Meetings

With no further safety suggestions the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p. m.

Date of Meeting: October 23. 1940. Present: Walter Galium. Chairman; George Nov. Secretary; Frank Warwick. Russell Kowalske, Vic tor Klee, Neil Jackson. Herman Vogler, John Clans, and the remainder of the crew not on watch.

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p, in. The chairman read the minutes of the last meet

ing, and discussed some of the recommendations

not as yet completed. Captain Pearse opened the meeting with a gen eral review- The captain cautioned the men about opening and closing hatches. He referred to the near accident which occurred while closing hatches at loading dock, when the. dolly bar bracket broke

and a man was standing inside the bight of the cable. He suggested that the stock of the dolly bar lie made longer so that it would extend through the bracket, also that particular attention be giv

en to make sure that the bar is in proper place before putting a strain on the cable.

Chief Engineer Sparre mentioned that more at tention be paid to switches anil electrical equipment during the fall season when decks and

wearing apparel might be wet. The


And Calcite to Amherstburg would be quite a trip He'll be on time tonight, J hope 'Morning Walt, here's the dope— 185° for South Chicago we are bound Now slip in there and don't make a sound 'Cause I'll be sleeping and that is my meat So at six o'clock don't forget to call I'etc. You will unload the stone and be out bv noon Ibit for the 12 to 4, that's a little, too soon

That will make it back to Rogers about 12 o'clock And we are hoping there's a boat al the dock.

If a little puff, puff from the North should blow: Sixteen per, she would never go And if we get to Calcite a little after four Oil. boy. would Alpena and Mooney be sore? Of course, we don't want all the breaks our Way. We would just like to see what the other watch would say

There's the buoy, just ahead .And that. I guess, is about enough said.


The deckhands and deckwatches like the inter

that the deck crew warn each

mediate draft.

other of dangers around hatch es ami cargo holds and to be





opening and Captain Pearse


Waller is the mate on this here ship




closing hatches,

They don't have to pick openhearth

When the mate added up the number 0 each watch said they chipped

lie also mentioned that chang



to 99. There, are only 46 to begin with and at the lime of

were being




unloading gates in order to clear stone away from

the tunnel, the total came

ladder to cargo hold.

the summation they were only

The committee suggested that care be taken when blowing out deck line with steam. It was also suggested that the hand crank on the elec tric deck winches be re-fitted or renewed. The

hall" done. That's one for the auditors, or mavbe one for the

committee also suggested that Ihe use- of calcium chloride and sand be used instead of the salt used

in the past seasons. The matter of blowing boilers at Calcite was taken up by the committee- It was suggested that a circular letter be sent to each of our steamers;

we consider it not a safe practice to blow down

boilers opposite the engine room as we have had steam with mud and chemical entering through port holes and gangways which may e&USfl an accident.

The committee suggested that a standard be made for the parcel bag to keep it away from cables and clear of scupper.




Speaking of hair tonic, Paul

Stone says


keeping it


Chief Sparre

locked up is adding insult to injury, and he doesn't like Gregory's brand anyway. '"Can I use some of your hair tonic r"

"You don't want hair tonic, you want brass pol ish."

if yon notice a faint odor of skunk around the hallway it is just Vic Klee and Carl Hagedom play ing quoits. We hear Johnny's going steady But we wouldn't know. 1 wonder if he's told her about Buffalo? 1383

The following items were reported out of order and are to be fixed, Coal bunker strong back clamp,

thread striped. Forward port deadlite in conveyor room cracked badly. Several flood lights periodical ly causing short circuits. Becket on windlass room mooring cable gone. Fly ash getting into drinking


water tank under cover.

This being all the business before the committee the meeting was closedPERSONAL ITEMS

The World Series sure taught a number of the crew not to count their chickens before they were SAFETY MEETINGS

hatched. A rather expensive lesson but it made an impression.

Members Present: Roland Bryan. Chairman; Marvin Sehwaegler, Secretary: Allen Strand Nor man Henderson, Nelson Free, Stanley Gabrysiak,

Much to the disgust of those self-appointed mem bers of the Rogers City Chamber of Commerce, the last trip into Cleveland the weather was ideal, fur

Richard Haueckow,

Fdwin I'.hrke

thermore the Clevelanders won't let them forget it.

The recommendations of the previous meeting were reported as follows: The coal bunker strong-back clamps have been

We understand that congratulations are in order to Eugene Jones, we of the Taylor send our best wishes for a happy and safe voyage on the sea of matrimony.


Louis Leveck,

and other members of the. crew.

re-threaded and fitted with new wing nuts.

A new becket has been, put on the windlass room mooring winch cableThe cleat which proved a stumbling block was

thinking about settling down in Rogers.

removed from the deck between the hatches. The deck crew was cautioned to keep the larps

Frank Strzlecki has been having women trouble —might we suggest Beatrice Fairfax?

even around the edges of the hatches as a short tuck will not hold when it is subjected to wind. It was suggested that when roping off painted deck on dark portions of the boat a light be hung from the ropes. Deckhands were warned not

to climb up the cargohold lad ders with hands.





Replacement of a rung in

Captain Dahlburg

the forward starboard ladder and also of ;i starboard hatch cable block are to be taken

care of

as soon



The tunnel has been kept in better order, however

Tt has been rumored that the high mate might be

Lou Leveck's one ambition in life seems to be to

do Joe E. Brown one better. Jack Robarge ha? set a record for staying aboard

the boat in outside ports —quite a change from last year.

Somebody said that they saw Bill Robarge mov ing fast the other day. We wonder. Several of the Deck Crew have been busv bluing their shotguns and rifles for the coming hunting season.

So far three or four

different processes have been tried —- guess it's a case of if at first you don't succeed try, try again.

it was observed that buckets containing tools had Some




been left haphazardly around in the tunnels, and it was suggested that they be kept in a special place.


The cleat between two hatches that was intended

l'ilarski doesn't sores. How about

for a hand hold has not as yet been removed but it will be as soon as possible. The railing around the

hopper house that was reported as coming apart has been re-welded. With the advent of fall weather the crew was cautioned to watch out for ice on deck, and to use

salt if necessary to remove it. Also it was pointed out that loose objects should be kept tied down when not in use as there is enough to do when the ship gets into rough weather without having to go around and tie them Up. A member of the engine department suggested that extra care should be taken of the deckengines when the weather be

wondering why



have bed it, Harrv?

To go about your work with

Chief Suttle

pleasure, to greet others with a word of encouragement, to lie happy in the pre sent and confident in the future:

this is to have

achieved some measure of success in living.

Why do people laugh at a man who buys hair re storer from a bald headed barber, and fall for busi ness remedies proposed by politicians who could not run a business of their own.

comes cold, also the coal bunker hatches should be

Do not condemn the judgement of another be cause it differs from your own as you both may

kept closed from now on to tin- end of the season.

be in error.


scratch, no matter how small, at once — and keep it clean.

Then, and only then, can you be sure it will heal "Bv Itself.'"

The men were then complimented on their safetyrecord to date and at the same time warned against

any carelessness oi neglect which might result in an accident of any kind.

Suggestions presented in our meetings through out the season were then reviewed to acquaint the

men with the general trend of our Safety Measures.

and this was followed by reading of excerpts from the "Book of Recommendations" and Safety Slo

gans" contained in other literature.

S t r . John G. Munson-l SAFETY MEETINGS

Date of Meeting: October 23, 1940 at 6:00 P. M.

The "Safety Posters" are a picture study. It is proposed that every man concentrate on the thought they are designed to convey. Work in a sane manner, be careful, get First Aid for all injuries.

The Price of Safety •— Working safely costs neither time nor money, but it does require alert ness ever_\' hour of the working day. That is a cheap price to pay for the benefits that accident the Committee, also Captain Thorsen, Chief Urdal prevention brings. It saves suffering and loss of and all other members of the vessel's personnel no^ wages and doctor's bills. It means a happier home on duty. W and no hardships brought to members of your fam The minutes of the September 27 meeting were ily because of an injury that could have been avoid

Present: Chris Swartz. Chairman : Win. Shaw See'y : John Sucharski. Arthur Breckoii. Wm. MaeKav. Wm. Patchkowski. James Lamb, and Chas. Lister of

read and discussed.

Excerpts from the "Book of Recommendations" and the "Bulletin" were then read.

In view of the

general satisfaction with the use of sand during winter work, and also the timely suggestion made by the Str. Governor Miller, we are planning on having sand for use aboard the Str. Munsou in conjunction with the use of salt as of pre vious years.

Several days previous to the meeting

the committee


called upon to make a general

inspection of ships equipment. This

included examination






Captain Thorsen h,a,ul «*ils, laf,der E»Jlf. win-

dies and hatch winches and cables.

mooring cables and

Men in leaving warm quarters and going out on deck should see that they are properly clothed, h doesn't, take much carelessness to contact a cold

which may require the attention of a doctor. SAFETY CAMPAIGN

The best safety campaign in the world is that in which every employee appoints himself a committee of one to stop accidents. It's everybody's business to stop accidents. If all of us make safety a part of our work every day in the year, we won't have to worry about peo


invest in the bank of Safety.

Keeping Our Ship in Order — When we talk about Good Housekeeping throughout the ship, we do not mean "dolling up the place" for the sake of

looks. Good Housekeeping means neatness, order liness, cleanliness ami system.

These conditions

make for more and better work, less waste of time,

fewer losses of tools and supplies, fewer accidents, and more pleasant as well as more healthful work ing conditions- Good Housekeeping is just good business. That is all, but that's enough. Co,id Health —

Good health is necessary for

earning a good living. Poor health reduces effi ciency, paves the way for serious diseases, and is one of the important indirect causes of accidents.

Safety Organization


hazard safety work is ineffec

tive. It must lie organized, continuous and energetic. This is




takes its place aboard ship, on the highway and in the home. Suggestions were then in order ami the following pro posals were made for the con

h. Chief Urdal

sideration and future comment of the committee: That a Baffle Plate be made to check the over

board discharge from ballast pumps and thus pre

ple getting hurt or maimed aboard ship.

vent the water from discharging on the. docks. When mechanical or electrical equipment such as


pumps-, boom swing and hoist gear, winches, etc..

Perhaps you are among those who say: "Oh, it is only a scratch, it will heal by itself." Possibly — but, suppose it doesn't. Suppose

which are operated by the Deck Department and maintained by the Engine Department, give any in dication of trouble by virtue of peculiar or unusual manner of operation, this condition should be promptly brought to the attention of the Engine Department that the fault may be detected and cor-

grease or dirt get in and cause infection-


grief then? No one but yours. Protect yourself. Dress and bandage any cut or



Aviation experts have recently invented a new self-sealing gas tank. Ottr excellent assistant cook.

Leo Schepke, reports favorably on his efforts to develop some chemical solvent to act as a countereffective for use on evaporated milk cans. He also reports that his chemical for dispersing flies when

within three inches of the sugar bowl has now been perfected to the trial stage, but states it will be necessary to await another year lie fore he can make tests â&#x20AC;&#x201D; that is unless we get a trip to Eorain mCleveland where flies are plentiful and where some of the members of this ship live. We have a flock of DON'TS in Safelv hirst and

here are a few lor the hubby returning home this

Old State Locks al Saull Ste. Marie, Buili in 1855.






The Fall precautious then voiced were:



sounding wells closed. Keep chain locker and con

veyor room ports closed. Keep all gear including supplies and material on shelves well secure. I.cave anchor free in anchor housing so it can be broken loose in event of freezing. Use plenty of salt if necessary.

Warm steam winches well before using.

When freezing temperatures are registered have cable drum out of .gear and steam cracked to allow just sufficient steam to enter steam chests to pass through into exhaust lines-

By night unless the range light can be clearly seen, it is very difficult to determine the beading of some vessels because of the location of their respec tive side lights and of the reflection caused bv the light shining on the inboard screens, causing these lights to be seen across the bow.

To eliminate the possibility of collision from this as a source it is suggested that all vessels have full regard to the requirements of the law and keep their navigating lights shining bright and clear. In view of shorter and colder days just around the

corner with more lights and bigger fires being maintained at home, while the husbands are aboard

ship it was suggested thai each man appoint him self a committee of one to check over the electrical

appliances and heating units of the individual's Innne having full regard for spider webs, clothes lines, etc.. which may have collected around the furnace and now constitute a fire hazard.

Much satisfaction has been expressed by the sea men in commenting on the work which had been done on the Screening's Dock this spring. The


Don't let the wife induce yon to help with the


If she does, drop a few.

Don't let her start you to washing clothes. If she does, drop a few black socks into the white washing.

Don't let her get you to ironing- Jf she does you know what to do there.

Don't let her persuade you to tend her latest child. If she does, pinch the child a few times and that job will be done.

Don't let her get the last pay check. If she does you will be busted for the winter. Tell her it got mixed in some old papers you threw overboard. Don't let her hang clothes in the basement.

is your domain.

These are trying times,

if she does open the fur

nace door and smoke her out.

Don't let on you are too enthused about getting home for the winter. If you do she will talk you into dresses and clothe.-, for herself and the kids

and out of your last pay check before the dawn of another morning. Don't indicate that you plan lo be a model hus band this winter. If you do. rest assured you are in for a raging storm the first lime you come home smelling of anything stronger than halitosis.

Don't forget to assert your rights lo the family bus. If you don't you surely will have lo get her permission to use it whet she sends you for the gro ceries-

Don't let this advice gel you in trouble. .-â&#x20AC;˘'

We miss our friend and co-worker Frank Ware

wheelsmen are well pleased with the shoulders that have been welded on the two bollards at the outer end of the dock.

In view of the necessity to have short leads on the mooring cables at times, because of strong winds blowing off the dock il was believed bv mem bers of our Committee that it would contribute ma

terially to have shoulders of similar design on all the dock bollards.

No other suggestions of a Safelv nature were presented and the meeting was adjourned.

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. me


Guard it with all your energy.

The Present Slate Locks al Saull Sle. Marie.

this summer. Where are you, Frank, home with the new boss? Congratulations old boy, but how about coming aboard sometime for a nice dish of sauerkraut. Our loud speaker is calling you back. Fantail discussion—

Harold Wagner — Why do you suppose they have

those heavy iron doors down here so close to the water?

Harold Partyka — Well they must be for the En

gineers to pilot the stern end of the boat. They are always standing there.

Marvin Taylor — Well. Art, you better think of something funny for the Screenings. Art — Yes. I know Marvin, have been thinking

of you all along.

Gil: Plow can you tell the weather by looking at the water?

Ben : Well the D&C Line boats are all layed up.

Schepke and Eelax discussing a radio purchased

from shipmate Lamb by Harold.

At that price I

Chris Swartz, Chairman of the Safety Committee,

having given Fred the box of cigars to pass around would like to know how Fred disposed of fifty

cigars when we only have 37 men in our crew. Baldy Pardike: Are you broke, Joe? Joe Buck: No, I haven't been home yet. Baldy: I have some money yet, haven't seen Edith since payday. Iiarold Wagner: Did you get on your knees when you proposed to Edith? Sarg. Pardike: No, she did-

Well, you said I had to chose, didn't you? deman ded Lester Gordon in bed with his guns and fishingtackle.

Chief Urdal glared sternly at his young hopeful: Another bite like that son and you will have to leave the table.

John : Another bite like that dad and I'll be done. Albert Schultz :

What is the fellow called who

Some of the early Steamers used sails with winds favorable.

don't think he gypcd you. Harold. Oh no. I haven't paid him yet. Ben Lasch. student of Meteorlogical Conclusion

by Astrological Observation remarks. "I see bv the signs on the water that fall is here." ibis vessel recently has now obtained his A.B. and Steve is an alert and capable

seaman and is to be complimented on his efforts to

prepare himself for promotion. Yesterday he was inquiring about an A. B. berth on Fred Beebe's model of the Munson. Carl Mulka will also be a certified A. B. and Lifeboat man by the time the

Screenings reach you.

Good going Carl.

We all

wish you lots ol success.

Henry Newhouse: Well. Bill, are you going to sow any wild oats this winter? Wm. MacKay: No. I live in Cleveland and we don't have any garden.

James Lamb: A bartender my boy. a bartender. Gil Kempe:

Go down and see it the sea cocks

are closed up, Carl. Carl Altman : Oh. do you have chickens on the boats too?

Steve Repke who became a permanent member ol Lifeboat Certificates.

brings you in contact with the spirit world.

Census Taker:

Have you a bath tub?

Art: Nope. But you can use the hose. Ivan: When are you going back on the farm, Art? Art:

Whenever I get enough money so I don't

have to work any more.

Gil Kempe says if we get a trip to Lorain he will see how the grass is growing on his new lawn.

This completes our efforts to make the marine issue of the Screenings more or less interesting to

you. Hope to see you all in good health in the win ter work gang this winter where we will again dis cuss the possibilities of that new boat for our fleet. 1387

Her ierb V/ic


Stout—Who's going up-towu ?

Rickle—Lots of ice cream and a£ll the trim-



Leeps Mulka—What, payday again ! Bob Monroe—I ain't talking. John Bredow—They hooked me in the draft.

Big Boy Schlager—Blah. blah, blah, blah. Julius Greengtski—-Go on to hed. Leon Dietlin—Pay me. Str. W. F. White-Safety Meetings Date of Meeting: October 15. 1940. Present: Donald McLcod, Chairman; Alfred

Dvvyer, Secretary; Hilton Gould. Howard Morrill, Henry Yarch. John Zoho, Julius Grccnglski. Victor Rickle and


other members of



Meeting called to order at 6:15 p. m. and min utes of the previous meeting were read and dis cussed.

In a discussion about icy decks it was decided to try a mixture of sand and salt to see what results are accomplished with the mixture. It was decided to put an extension to the guard around a large gear on the anchor windlass so that the man running windlass will be belter protected. A letter about an accident on the steamer lames P.

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A new compound feeder was put up in the boiler room and the men cautioned to keep their clothes far enough from

Louie Isabell—Time to take a blow. Glen Paradise—Five minutes to twelve.

Weasel Richards—Get up and go to work. John Florip—I rap on three, points. Tarzan Weiss—I'll betcba five bucks.

Sarge Zoho—Where we going? Harold Fleming—Candy, pop and smokes, for sale cheap. Johnny Gordon—With or without. Butch II Adrian--! knocked down 39 out of 30

airplanes. Eddie Lawrence—There ain't no more.

Sparks Sheridan—-Wonder when we will go to

South Chicago.

Maggie Cadwell—It won't be long now. Andy Nedeau—Give him one checker and take three.


Not a bad idea to gel an automobile salesman all

cooked up about purchasing a new car—then get a demonstrator and ride all around in it—even' to Alpena and Cheboygan.

the boiler to avoid anv chance


of boiler compound being acci

dentally dropped on them. An unused towdiue hole will

be made water tight to keep Chief MacLean

water off the fantail deck.

Meeting adjourned at 7:15.

A big group of politicians cropped up on the boat this year—Big sessions in the galley—Pilot house and in the deckhands' room.

Senor Berg is absorbing the Spanish language— We think he met some olive-



Captain MacLean -Safety First.

Scotty MacLeod—Holy Jumping Moses! Bill Chain—Wish I was out hunting right now.

Norm Raymond—Who got the funny papers? Charlie Cook—What say. Johnnie? Speed Hoeft—I'm Omar the Rug Weaver. Hammer Gould—Five will bring you ten. Bill LaLonde—When do we eat?

Howie Morrill—Wonder how many boats are ahead.

Walt Hincka—I hope potatoes sell for SI a bushel. Ossie Yoigt—Easy money in the fish business. Wilby Wirgau—Anyone need a haircut? Happy I lalligan—(Censored). Hank Yarch—Toss a coin for a coke

Euz/.y Weu/.el—I don't like it when we anchor off Calcite.

Mel Eriedrich—What time Calcite? Chief Anderson—How about a flash?

Al Dwyer—Openhearth stone is hard on auto mobiles,

Toughie Berg—Get the women out of the Bowl ing Alley. 1388





show off.

Dear Gals—You should see

the men weaving all kinds of

doodads—Just like a sewing circle.

Sparks (Lieut.)

got a call

from the L". S. Naval Reserves

Chief Anderson

to be ready for sea duty, bin will probably be put on the inactive list until the sailing season is over. Drop us a line from Coco Solo. Sparks.

Did you ever notice how- Erankic Ware gets the enjoyment out of a bottle of pop? Charlie Pohelia, wheelsman

on the White until

he took sick, will be glad to hear from any of his shipmates while he is in the Marine Hospital at Detroit.

We also hear that Lawrence (Pete) O'Toolc of the Str. Calcite is also in the same hospital. We sincerely hope they are back with us soonDrop them a line and cheer them up.

shipside and bulkheads—must make the job more interesting.

Walter Galium probably would like to know that Hammer picked a winner in the world series—and will have white sidewall tires on the new car as a result.

The checker players are pretty good on this boat —Charlie Cook doesn't like it when you "man" each other.

Fuzzy Wen/el carries his dishes out on deck same as the engineer on the Bradley.

The Oliver Hazard Perry, referred to in the fore

part of this issue, as she appeared in the summer of 1940 as a Training ship for Sea Scouts. Everyone thought Hank Yarch had on a false face the night we had the Hallowe'en Party, but it was his own kisser, plus whiskers. Swapper Stout had two left hand gloves and finally found a way to trade, them for a pair- Watch your gloves, men.

Short}- Mulka put his money in circulation and now has a Dodge.

Al Dwyer is in the market for a car with enough

road clearance to go over a piece of openhearth. Joe Zoho (Sarge) claims that the lazy fellows make the best bosses. He claims to be a good one— He says it is true because when you dodge work then you can see more for the other fellow to work

Walter Ellefsen Walter Ellefsen is an old-timer in the ranks of

the Bradley Transportation Company. I ie has been a sailor for many years and hails from Sandcfjard.

Norway, a country long-famed for its followers of the sea.

Walter came to the Bradley Transportation Com pany from the Pittsburgh Steamship Company with Chief Engineer Tom Sultle in 1920, and is now an oiler on the Steamer 13. EI. Taylor. Previously he had been on the Lakes in the Steamers Mataafa,

Mariposa and Parguy. In the fall of 1905 he was in the Str. Mataafa,

and during a storm so great that the men of the forward

end could

Speed Hoeft finally got over his lameness from trying to show the deck hands how to work in the cargohold. Big Boy Schlager says if he gets married he will wear the pants. Won't he look funny with the lace on the cuffs?

That is a swell farm that Speed Hoeft has out there.

Yeah, yon couldn't raise an umbrella on it. According to Maggie, soldering paste is no good for grinding valves—it polishes but doesn't cut.


the after end and

end were indisposed with the exception of Chief Engineer Mcl.eod and Wallter Ellefsen, then a fireman.



many of the after end crew were berthed forward. As the storm continued all on watch on the after

The chief and Walter were the oiilv two

in the engine room and firehold capable of working for a period of five hours. They, no doubt, saved the ship from disaster as several ships foundered during this storm. Walter is a conscientious and faithful employee, ami can tell many interesting stories of past ex periences. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.

Nature'.-, peace will flow into you as sunshine Hows into trees.

The winds will blow their own freshness

into you. and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

Our lathe hands Louie and Maggie don't know

when to quit since we moved the lathe to the fantail.

Coalpasser—-What is the Federal Tax taken out of our pay for? Louis—That is for our Old Age Benefit then they give us poor fuel so we won't live that long. Bill Chain said he was going out to hunt pheas ants and we wondered why he was wearing a top coat and soft hat.

There were three extra cars on the dock one

payday—must have been either Bill Collectors or Automobile Salesmen.

Our chipping artists can make sketches on the

Sunset on Lake Erie Taken From the Str. Calcite


easily cause a short circuit. Attention was called to a recent accident on the

Lakes, and men were asked lo keep clear of deck winches and rails in vicinity of cables to prevent a repetition of the accident. All business for the month being disposed of. the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 P. M. Registration Of Great Lakes Sailors at Port of Calcite Under Conscription Act R e p o r t s o f Ships o f t h e

Waterways Navigation


To the Great Lakes sailor, who wondered how he would be able to conform to the law of the Con

scription Act and register on October Id. a solution

was provided when offices were set up by the local S t r . T. W. Robinson -S a f e t y Meetings

Report of Safety Committee. Date of Meeting: October 20. 1940. "Chairman: Alex Malocha : Sec retary: Arnold Specht. Members of the commit tee: F. Wetherton, R. Davidson. H. Joppich. J. Hoeft, A. Goodreau, Frank Kelley. E. liruder and J. SmolinskiThe seventh safety meeting of the present sea son was called to order by Chairman Alex Malocha at 6:00 P. M. in the dining-room. All members of the committee were present as were most of the crew not on duty. The chairman gave a short talk stressing the haz ards due on account of the coining stormy season

constriptiou boards at all Great Lakes ports. These

offices were open from October lo to October -0. 1940, and gave twenty-'our hour service-

tion to assistants were deputized by the local con scription board to take registrations. It is of in terest to note the following data given us by \V. J. Mundt from our I )ock ( iffice.

A total of 294 registrations were received. A total of 279 registrations were sailors. A total of 13 boat crew were serviced. There was an average .1" 21.5 men to a boat.

The Str. Robinson had the greatest number of registrants with 27.

Each registrar averaged about six men an hour.

putting particular attention to ice conditions on the decks and hatches.

He also warned the crew to ex

ercise care about slippery docks. The hatch winch cables were

Safe Workmen

In any national emergency, conservation of men ami material ceases to be an economic problem and becomes one of patriotism. Mechanized war has placed industrial plants in our first line of defense, and they must operate at top efficiency. The ac cidents which we merely deplored and worried

reported to be in bad condition. Tney have been in service a long while. A suggestion was made lo have a baffle put over the vac uum pump discharge- A line spray of water shoots mil which, when freezing weather

about in peace time must stop now. With all of our

comes, will ice up docks.


A resolution was made to remove the radiator in the The heat is not needed and burns are

Captain McQuinn mess room.

At the

Port of Calcite the local Dock Office staff in addi

very likely in such cramped corners.

A word of caution was given about throwing things over the rail without first ascertaining where

the tugs were when maneuvering in or out of port. A broken step was reported in ihe conveyor room and it was announced that there being spare

stair treads aboard, that replacements would be made where needed.

This time of year quite a bit of paint spraying is going on and a motion was made and carried to purchase a respirator for that work. As the season when decks are icy is drawing near it was suggested that sufficient salt be purchased.

Posters for artificial respiration have been posted

wealth and machinery, we have none to waste.


cannot spare a skilled workman for even the fewdays that a lacerated finger would cost1 We have a new message to





There is a new reason for safe

ty; one that stands on equal footing with the humanitarianism





have preached all along. Safely will speed the work we have to do.





more securely, will safeguard

the sinews that enforce our determination




Chief LaBounty


freedom and our way of life. Our national safety demands our personal safetyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;on the job. in our car and at home.

The states of Vermont and Xew York are leaders

in the producing of Maple Syrup and onc-fourlh of their production goes to

flavor and sweeten to

forward and aft and the crew was instructed to be come familiar with their instructions.


The Electrician warned the men about throwing empty fuse, cartridges in the bottom of the switch

Wear a smile and have friends: wear a scowl ami have wrinkles. What do we live for if not lo make the world less difficult for each other.

board. 1390

During a little rough weather they might

A canvas bag will be made for members of the

crew coming up the ladder with parcels to replace the bucket as both hands should be

free when

coming Up the ladder. Erom now until lay-up season, when time per mits, the forward crew will be working around the conveyors and whenever this occurs the watch man should notify the convcyorman first and then

place the signs around the controls which an- to read: "Men Working Around Conveyors." When this work is completed the signs should be taken down.



Safetv Meeting Minutes of the Str. Calcite. Date

of Meeting: October 20. 1940. Present: Leo Moll, Chairman: Ray Euehler. Secretary, and all mem bers of the committee.

The seventh safety meeting of the season was


called to order on October 20. at 12:45 I'. M. with

all of the committeemen present, also several mem bers of the crew attending. Several hundred pounds of salt had been order ed to be used on icy decks, and the crew warned to

keep off the slippery hatch covers.

certain kinds of coal—a ventilated booth or a suc

tion system were recommended as the two most efficient methods for eliminating the dust.

of the battons extend out from the end of the hatch es, a bad fall could result from such conditions.

A steel sheathing would be very much apprecia ted around the coal bunker hatches, especially when

pilings going up the river while the boat is under As no other suggestions were brought up for discussion the meeting was adjourned at 1 :-IO p. m. PERSONAL ITEMS

Coal Dock Boss—Is that the longest boom you

the bunkers are filled beyond capacity as it is a dan gerous place for anyone to pass by, or for the one


who has to run the winches, as the coal keeps drop


ping on deck until it is used up sufficiently to per mit the closing of the hatches. During freezing weather, the watchman and deckwatch were instructed to throw the.

clutch out of gear on the moor

ing winches, and

Captain Nauts

Mate—Well we don't have any room to carry any

Question \'o. 9967538 (I nloading)-Oiler, what side should I use to keep her straight ? EXTRA!








and 30 minutes in port. In with a dash, out with a flash—Str.

The deck hose should always

be drained before putting them away to prevent the water from freezing in them and causing them to

split open, they may have to he used in an emerg ency, which would be impossible if frozen. \ new set of goggles were purchased for the crew thai should be used whenever there is anv

chipping to be done.

Instructions as to the proper handling of lines around the docks, walking around open hatches

and everything pertaining lo safety were given the new deckhand. Watchmen and deckwatch were told to throw

the lever out of gear on the mooring winches dur

ing the warming up period, and when finished with them after departing docks to put the lever in the neutral position, also, when heaving in the cable not to run the winch at full speed when the

eye is nearing the chock as the eve will always fly u]i and inward which is very dangerous.


Cleveland- -Eellows,

this is done then the winches



Oh. seven or eight hours load

are always ready warming-up period-



The originator—Wes Sobeck.

After being away from Calcite for 15 davs—mill

to put the

lever in the neutral position before cracking the valves. If


It is

impossible at times for the deckwatch to see (this matter will be taken up with the proper officials this winter by the Captain). The men were again cautioned about jumping off the boat before it is docked and jumping on way.

Attention was called again about letting the ends

Several suggestions were made in regard to the coal dust in the conveyor room when unloading

Eoiir shuttles—2 hours


September 11th—No more trips through the Welland Canal—October 7th two trips to

Toronto, one


two to





c ^1


Chief Frederick

will wind up the canal trips of 1940—we hope, we hope, we hope. IS IT TRUE THAT:

The deckwatch patrols the deck without a gnu passing through the canal? Leonard wrote Uncle Mike requesting the Cal cite to make another trip to Saginaw?

Leo Moll really lets the big ones get away for

the sport of trying to catch them over again?

Captain Xau'ls packed his fishing rod away with

a perfect season—NO FISH.

Poppy Ibidnick really fired six double-end boilers

all by himself on the Paisley? 1391


Stan Xowicki can use. all the shop tools he is buy ing? Schaedig picked the football winners without any help? Tom Hawkins has quit "cokes" for good and Mil ler will be back on the Calcite next year? Pete OToole really has pleurisy or did the Love Bug give him both barrels? Roland Ursem and Vera Henry will desert the bachelor ranks this winter?

Ray Buehler is going to buy a new LWiiek? Steve Chibola is going to Florida this year? Don Monroe was a long-distance runner in school? The cook would rather lead a band than stir a stew?

Junior Berg has a bank account on account of the <>ne and only? Slim Modrzynski can keep from talking for five minutes at a time?

Worthwhile Suggestions by the Ship Safety Committees Which We Should Take Notice Of

Personal Items

"Woo is woe," says Don Lain]).

"Em way up

hyar and she's way down thar—in Alpena-" Say fellows, don*t go wrong on that draft eliminater on the new cars—it has nothing to do with conscription. How Captain Warren Jones,

Now Manager

of the

Tomlinscn Fleet, Rode Out "The Storm of 1913"

Capt. Warren Jones, manager of the Tomlinson Eleet. tells of his experience in the storm of 1913. At that time he was master of the Steamer SYLVANIA. He locked through the Soo at 7:00 a. m. November 9th. and arrived at Duluth at 4:00 a. m.

Thursday the 13th. lie had turned his boat around in Lake Superior with the stern into the wind and pumped all the water out forward, so that the forward cabins acted as a sail, and in this manner they lay for 44 hours with engine working astern, until the storm blew itself out, and then proceeded for Duluth.

(Continued from page 1382)

ibly on the dock when the cable frees itself. Men should not be permitted to sit on the guard rail when hatch is open. It has been noticed lately that men are careless in both going down and coming up the ladders. It is suggested that there be a bucket with a line on it long enough to reach the deck from the dock to lie used by men returning with bundles. When men are working on stage planks over the side a stout line should be stretched between stage lines to serve as a hand rail. To prevent fire, hand made paper shades over electric lights in crews" quarters should be discontinued. Men on different boats have been seen with one

foot within the eye of a cable; sometimes carrying the cable with the eye over their shoulder ami their arm thrust through it. THESE PRACTICES SEIOULD BE TINUED.

Str. Carl D. Bradley --


We are happy to report that Captain Walter Pep pier, our senior tug captain, who has been confined to the Marine Hospital at Detroit for the past few weeks is improving nicely. We all wish you a speedy recovery, Cap.

We are also glad to report that Guy LaBounty. chief engineer on the Str. Robinson is getting along nicely after an emergency appendectomy at the Deaconness Hospital in Detroit. We know Guy's many friends are hoping that his condition will con tinue favorably.

The picture below was sent in by a member of

one of our boat crews who suggested we might run it as a sort of "Guess Who?" for our boat personnel. It is a lighthouse situated on one of the Great

Lakes and not frequently seen by the majority of o u r men.

Avoid Hatch Accidents

The danger in careless handling of hatch covers is

evident from the following which appeared in a

safety engineer's report: "—stepped on hatch cov er; fell into lower hold." (fatal accident) "—step ped on hatch cover: fell 26 feet to hold."

(fatal ac

cident) "Falling hatch cover struck man on head." (fatal accident) "Man standing on covered portion of hatch; sling board being hoisted out caught and pulled strong back.


Man fell into hold."

(fatal ac

Man standing in bight of cable while pull

ing on hatch covers was thrown into cargo hold, (fatal accident).

The proud mother visited the furniture store to make final payment on a baby carriage. The ambitious clerk, ever alert for a customer's wel

fare, inquired: "And how is the baby?"

"Oh, just fine," answered the mother. "He's get ting married next week." 13<>2


The Storm of 1940


by C. F. Platz


November 11th and 12th, 1940, Great Lakes ship

ed in Duluth after the loss of a number of automo

ping experienced the worst storm in 27 years. No

biles during the storm on Lake Superior.

vember 9, 10, 11, and 12, 1913, were the dates of what is called the "Big Storm" in which thirteen

steamers, the loss has been heavy in damage suf

In addition to the losses of sunk and grounded

freighters and one Lightship were lost, with a total

fered by a large number of vessels to cabins, hatch

loss of life exceeding 250. In addition to the vessels

es, etc., which cannot be estimated at this time.

lost scores of vessels were driven ashore and aband oned. The storm of 1913 in many respects compares

SPARTA, owned by G. A. Tomlinson, went aground

with the conditions just experienced as shown by

the report of the wind at that time, "a storm of such unprecedented violence with such rapid changes in the direction of the wind and its gusts of such fear

ful speed had never been experienced. Storms of that velocity ordinarily do not last over four or five hours, but this storm raged for 16 hours continuous

ly at an average velocity of 60 miles per hour, with

In a storm several days earlier the Steamer on Pictured Rock near Munising, Mich., on Lake

Superior while seeking shelter from the weather and has been abandoned as a total loss.

Considerable concern was experienced on Novem

ber 12th for the safety of the ship and crew of the Steamers CONNEAUT and FRANK BILLINGS, both of which sent out SOS calls near the Straits

Mackinac. Both of these vessels were bound frequent spurts of 70 and over.'' Much of this same of light from Lake Michigan to Calcite to load car condition existed this year and many boats were

caught out in the open lake with no port of shelter available, and they were left to the elements to at-

empt to find a safe haven as best they could. To do this a number of vessels were lost and many others


that the Steamer BILLINGS is due today to load

her cargo.

The Steamer CONNEAUT is still aground 35 miles west of St. Ignace but has suffer ed no loss of life.

She had lost her wheel, rudder

suffered severe hardships both of vessels and mem bers of the crew. It is impossible for us who live

and shoe during the gale on Lake Michigan, and

ashore to visualize even in a small degree experi ences of a crew of a doomed ship, as it often hap

the beach near Nabinway, Michigan.

pens that there are no survivors to tell the tale. As the time between the storm and going to press

is limited we cannot give a detailed account of all the damage suffered by Great Lakes shipping dur

ing this storm we give below an account of the loss es as nearly accurate as can be secured at this time: The Steamers WM. B. DAVOCK, ANNA C. MINCH and NOVADOC were sunk in Lake Mich

igan, with the loss of their entire crews. The WM. B. DAVOCK, owned by the Interlake

Steamship Company, Cleveland, Ohio, was a steel vessel 420 feet long, 52 feet beam, built in 1907 with a carrying capacity of about 7,500 tons. Some years

ago she was a frequent visitor at Calcite, carrying stone to Fairport. The ANNA C. MINCH, a Canadian vessel owned

by Sarnia Steamship Co., of Port Colborne, Ont., was 380 feet long and 50 feet beam with a carrying capacity of 6,300 tons. The NOVADOC, also a Canadian vessel owned by Paterson Steamship Company, of Montreal, was 253 feet long and 43 feet beam carrying about 3,000 tons.

There are still several freighters unreported but their owners feel sure that they have been sheltered

at some port where it was not possible for them to


goes, and it is very gratifying to learn today, (13th)

report their whereabouts. There are also a number of fishing craft not reported and are feared lost. Total loss of life is estimated at one hundred.

The carferry, City of Flint, \yent aground at Ludington. No loss of life to crew or passengers. The Steamer SINALOAvwas abandoned in Big

Bay De Noc.

The Steamer F. J. PETERSON is aground on

Hog Island in northern Lake Michigan. The CRUDOIL is also aground in the northern end of Lake Michigan. The Steamer CRESCENT CITY arriv-

when the anchors failed to hold she drifted in on

In talking with Captain Murphy of the Steamer BILLINGS on his arrival at Calcite he states that

apparently much of the information given out over the air as to the condition of his steamer was unau thorized. He said that the forward bulwarks were stove in and four windows in the pilot house were

broken by the heavy seas and one of the wheelsmen was injured by flying glass from the pilot house windows, and he had only authorized a message to the Coast Guard to come out to him and take off the

injured wheelsman. He said that the condition of the BILLINGS at no time was such that any

thought was given to abandoning the ship or that it was necessary for the crew to be taken off. He also said that the seas were very heavy and it seem

ed as though the wind was blowing 75 miles an hour at times. We are glad to report that on his arrival at Calcite there was no evidence of any damage

except to the bulwarks and the BILLINGS loaded her cargo and went, on her way as though the ex perience was just another entry in the log book covering a season's operation on the Great Lakes. We are glad to report that although all the ves sels of the Bradley Transportation Company were

in a portion of the gale, none of them suffered any damage, but do doubt some members of the crews will have many a fancy story to tell the children around a cozy fireside this winter when the boats are laid up and the frosty winds are whistling. No doubt many a spitzer game will be interrupted when some of our good sailor friends think of something new to add to the oft-told experiences. all be glad to hear your story, boys.

We will

Since writing the above we understand all but two members of the crew of the Str. NOVADOC have been rescued. 1393


nod have to sabe der stubs so dot he vould have vone hole vone to chew on ven he makes a toe.

^Ber visual

_ Veil der Bolers are ad id now Major Goodin dey Say rools a mean Ball I have nod got any data on

(§ool JJrius

any of der Scores. Crlatib and a few of der oders vould like to See Boehmcr und Dave Larson rool

fixmxxd Mtt


a few.

Veil id vill be time for der Deer Hunters to be

in action by der time you get dis unt den ve vill have all der Storys of der Vones dot dey mist. Ray Menton should gel his deer dis year his deer is like

der Seven years Locust Vone evrv sevan years.

veil I vill have to come to a Close unt get dis oud

ol" der vay So vill say By By for dis time. Schnopsie.

J\I J§»clrrtn»sie My Dear Mitzie: Vill have to wride you a few lines to let you know dot ve are still alife regardless of der oudcome of der elecshun So I vill have to wride vou

vonce more any how. Veil Rankie vent to see der Base Bailers at der

Vorld Series.

Did you make any money on der

games Frank ?

Congenial gatherings promote the true spirit of

hospitality, meeting friends, making friends. It is literally true, as the thankless say, that thev

have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by

the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he bad

no lire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredi ent. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.— \Y. J. Cameron.

Efficiency is not doing the unusual well but in doing the usual unusually well.

You Know dot Norman Dulack der Dock office

manger unt Harbor master vas vide avake der oder

^ Too many people get into the procession without

evening ven he cast his Eagle eye oud unt saw a

finding out who is in front or where they are going.

Cloud of Steam around der tug Kellers Ha Ha Some vun Must be commiting der Sabotage Act Unt he put on der seven league boots unt Scooted around der slip but could nod find Elansom Louie der Vatchnian tint der Rogers City vas oud in der

We are very grateful to all who have contributed in any way toward the various issues of Calcite

Lake mit der derrick Vulcan but der good Ship

Str. Taylor vas in so he got Rocky River Tommy to investigate und he said dot he thought der might be a short circuit in der muffler unt to get der



We always enjoy a good response

when we ask for contributions. From reports we receive our readers enjoy '•Screenings." and it is your splendid cooperation that has made our ef forts worthwhile and interesting.

Veal Scow around unt investigate. Veil dot did nod mean anyding to Dulley so he Called Stanbrook bud he vas oud of town Ha Ha. Anoder

bright idea up on der good ship Taylor unt got Vindward to blow for der Tug Rogers City bud dey did not know vot dey vanted. Youst thought dot dey ver vorkir.g on der vissell unt youst den he saw Hansom Louie on der tug unt Vanted to know vot vas der madder. Nodding youst blow ing off der boiler so dot dey can vash id oud to morrow so now he vants to Bill der Company for a Pair of shoes dot he claims dot he vore oud.

Hitler has mine Kampf unt Truman Arnold has his Bottle Necks of Business. Both Rooks have dare Gadaren ol Swine on whom all der Evils vich

beset mankinde are loaded.

Hitler has his Jews

unt Trueman has his american Business men for all

dot is wrong mit der Vorld. unt say dot let us run Every ding den all vill be Jake unt der are a whole lot of der Same mind in dis Vorld bncl let there be a firm stand between good Intenshuns of Elected or Apointed officials unt der Manner in vich dese Intenshuns are put in Practise. some of der boys on der tugs Vish dot some vone

vould give Cap New. house a few cigars so he vould 1394

CLLlic Reason's Oiircctuujs-(lllfristnias cheer drill sunn be here.

JWe drish umt

blessings anb all the joys nf a bright, bapuu, health ful anii safe HNelu T^Icar.

—QIalcite Screenings





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