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									                                                                          Transportation Newsgrams
                                                              MILWAUKEE·C&NW MERGER PRO·                  captured as much as 50 per cent of
                                                              CEEDING. The hearing on the pro-            the movement. Prior to the introduc-
                                                              posed merger of the Milwaukee Road          tian of multi-level rack cars in 1960,
                                                              and the Chicago and North \Vestern          the industry's share had dwindled to
                                                              Railway, which began on Feb. 6,             8 per cent.
                                                              1967, closed in Chicago on Jan. 12.
                                                              At the final session, ICC Examiner
      Vol. 55        January-February                  No.6   Henry C. Dmmstadter set Apr. 26 as          NEW PIGGYBACK RECORD was set
                                                              the deadline for the filing of ·briefs in   last year, with revenue loadings of
                                                              the proceeding involving the consoli-       1,207,242 cars. The 1967 figure rep-
,.~
                                                              dation.                                     resents a 3.8 per cent increase over
                                                                                                          1966 and marked the third year in a
                                                                                                          row the railroad industry topped the
                                                              FEWER CAR SHORTAGES IN 1967                 million mark. The cars carried 1,983,-
                                                              reflected the overall decline in car-       793 trailers or containers, an increase
                                                              loadings and the higher capacity of         of 3.7 over 1966. Including non-rev-
                       MARIE HOTTON                           cars in use. The average capacity of        enue handling of empty equipment,
                              Editor                                                                      the movement amounted to more than
                                                                                                          2.8 million trailers or containers and
                                                                                                          accounted for more than 4 per cent
                     PUBLIC RELATiONS                                                                     of the railroads' total cal·loadings.
                       DEPARTMENT
                                                                                                        METROTRAN 2000. A transportation
                                                                                                        system for American cities in the year
                   Union Station-Chicago
                                                                                                        2000 drafted by Cornell scientists en-
                                                                                                        visions a floating motel which would
              The Milwaukee Rood Magaxine is pub-                                                       transport up to 200 persons and their
              lished for active and retired employes
              of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul                                                       autos on overnight trips between ma-
              and Pacific Railroad Company. to
              whom it is distributed free. It is                                                      . jor cities,.a vehicle called the urb-
              available to others at $1.00 per year.                                                    mobile, 100-mile-an-hour expressways
              Retired employes may continue to re-
              ceive it without cost by sending their                                                    and auto-free downtown sections. The
              address to the circulation deportment,
              824 Union Station, Chicago, 111.60606.          cars in service increased to an esti- urbmobile, which would combine the
                                                              mated 62.5 tons 'per car, up 1.1 tons high capacity and speed of a train
                                                              over 1966 and 8 tons in 10 years. with the door-to-door convenience of
                                                              New cars installed averaged 81 tons, a small electric car, would utilize a
                         contents                             30 per cent greater than the average trainlike set of rails for travel between
                                                              for cars retired. Aggregate capacity city and suburbs, but could be used
              New Industrial District at
                Bensenville to Offer Prime                    of the car fleet at veal' end was 113.9 on streets. The vehicle would ob-
                Plant Sites                       .4          million tons, up fl:OI1l 112 million 10 tain power fronl an electrified rail
                                                              years ago.                                when on tracks, and from an electric
              Road Sponsors 4-H Scholarship                                                             battery for local driving. None of the
                SllIdents                          8
                                                                                                        ideas require technical breakthrough,
                                                              LION'S SHARE of the movement of the planners say.
              Rites fOI' Walter W. I<remer.        8          new motor vehicles last year· went to
                                                              the railroads, although the number
              Appointmenls                        8           shipped will show a slight drop due AID FOR U.S. TRAVEL DEFICIT. The
                                                              to reduced production. Statistics being Scandinavian Airlines S y s t e m has
              Sales Office Opened in Japan to                 compiled by the Automobile Manu- pledged total cooperation with Presi-
                 Handle Rising Volume of
                Import-Export Traffic             9           facturers Association are expected to dent Johnson's campaign to ease the
                                                              show that the railroads handled nearly nation's balance-of-payments problem
              Irradiated Potatoes for the                     4.5 mill ion new automobiles and by encouraging tourist travel to this
                 Chicago Market                  10           trucks in 1967, or approximately one- country. The SAS, which spends up
                                                              half of total shipments by all modes      to 25 per cent of its promotional funds
              Our Safety Goal for 1968-                       of transportation. This marks the first on a "Visit U.S.A." campaign, notes
                The Harriman Gold Medal          11
                                                              time since 1934 that railroads have that almost the same number of Scan-
              Moving the Goods for Wisconsin
                Rapids                           13

              Retirements                        15
                                                              THE       COVER
              About People of the Railroad       16
                                                              This "happening," as such things are now called, is a discussion between
                                                              President Curtiss E. Crippen and "Our Man in Tokyo," George F. Flynn,
                                                              concerning the Milwaukee Road's new sales office in Japan. As the rail-
                                                              road's representative in Japan, Mr. Flynn has the backing of wide ex-
                                                              perience on his former position of assistant manager-foreign freight sales
                                                              in Chicago, and during his previous service as district manager of foreign
         ..                                                   freight sales at Seattle. For the story of our company's latest move to in-
                                                              crease its share of import-export traffic, see page 9.
dinavians visit the U.S. as the num­
ber of U.S. travelers who visit Scan­
dinavian countries. The president of              Presidents of Transportation Groups for 1968
the SAS pointed out that the com­
pany spends more in the U.S. to main­
tain its services than it earns through
its U.S. operations, and that Scan­
dinavian banking policies avoid a drain
on U.S. gold holdings.

INNOCENTS ABROAD. Officials of the
London zoo are warning visitors to
keep their distance from the ele­
phants. They pointed out that, in the                 H. A. Sauter            W. H. Weidenhamer               W. H. Stiyer
last year, the elephants snatched six
round-trip tickets from unwary travel­            Four Milwaukee Road men have been elected to the presidency of transporta­
ers, as 'well as 14 coats, 12 handbags,           tion groups for 1968-H. A. Souter, assistant regional manager sales at
10 cameras and an assortment of                   Seattle, W. H. Stiyer, passenger sales representative in Milwaukee, W. H.
gloves.                                           Weidenhamer of the passenger sales service department at Minneapolis, and
                                                  E. E. White, manager of foreign freight sales. Sauter became president
                                                  of the Transportotion Club of Seattle, Stiyer of the Wisconsin Passenger
WW&IB NEWS: James M. Crowell,                     Club, Weidenhamer heads the Minneapolis Passenger Club, and White was
manager of the \iI,1estern Weighing               elected president of the Rai/road Foreign Freight Agents' Association of
and Inspection Bureau in Chicago, re­             Chicago.
tired on Jan. 31 after a railroad career             Other office holders for 1968 include R. H. Chermak, assistant to pas­
of 47 years, of which 45 were with                senger traffic manoger, Chicago, and F. H. Magnusson, passenger sales repre­
the WW&IB. Mr. Crowell had served                 sentative at Minneapolis, who are serving as vice president of the passenger
as chairman of the Association of                 club in their respective area; and W. M. Van Buren, assistant district
American Railroads' Committee on                  manager-passenger sales, who was elected vice president of Bons Vivants by
                                                  the Chicago area travel fraternity.
Demurrage and Storage and a special
livestock committee, was a member
of the Eastern Car Service Officers
Committee, and served in an advisory
capacity to the AAR's various claim           Road Proposes Multiple-Car Grain Rate
committees. He is a founding mem­
ber of the American Society of Traf­          IN a move of economic importance to         ducers have been relatively isolated from
fic and Transportation.                       the grain producing areas of eastern        export markets by their geographical
                                              Washington and northern Idaho, the          location. In the absence of volume-based
TOO HOT TO HANDLE, London's                   Milwaukee Road has proposed an in­          grain rates, such as the one proposed
transit authorities won't let Valerie         centive rate reduction on volume move­      by the Milwaukee, much of the grain
Braithwaite go to work on a bus or            ments of wheat and barley from Rosalia,     has been subject to additional trans­
subway because of her job. She is a           Wash., to Seattle.                          portation costs as represented by long
carnival fire eater and must carry her           The proposal calls for a rate of $2.40   truck hauls to elevator facilities located
work equipment, which includes a              per ton on multiple-car shipments of        on the Columbia River.
gallon can of gasoline. England's laws        900 tons or more each and an annual            Cargill, Incorporated, the Minneap­
forbid transporting inflammable ma­           volume of 200,000 tons or more. Each        olis based farm products firm, has indi­
terial on buses and trains.                   consignment would be tendered a single      cated an interest in the multiple-car
                                              bill of lading as a unit at one time on     rate, and the Milwaukee expects other
                                              one calendar day, from one consignor        grain firms to be interested in its poten­
                                              at origin to one consignee at one loca­     tial. Cargill, which already has exten­
                                              tion at one destination, in shipper-owned   sive grain handling facilities in the
                                              or leased equipment. The rate will ap­      Pacific Northwest, has announced plans
                                              ply on both domestic and export move­       to construct a 300,000-bushel grain
                                              ments.                                      terminal at Rosalia when the rate be­
                                                 The reduced rate is based on Rosalia     comes available. The firm said that, by
                                              as a central point to which grain pro­      operation of the terminal, it would pro­
                                              duced in the so-called Palouse region       vide the same services in eastern Wash­
                                              of Washington and Idaho could be at­        ington and nor the r n Idaho that it
                                              tracted. Whitman county, in which           provides to country elevator operators
                                              Rosalia is located, produces more wheat     closer to the Col u m b i a River who
                                              than any other county in the United         market substantial amounts of wheat
                                              States. Approximately 23 mill ion
                                                                                          through the company's elevator at Bur­
                                              bushels of grain were harvested there
                                                                                          bank, Wash.
                                              in 1967. Also included in the Palouse
                                                                                              A public hearing on the Milwaukee's
  R~CCi-                                       region are Spokane county in Washing­
                                                                                          proposal was scheduled for early Feb­
                                               ton and Benewah and latah counties in
  tryhis is the last time 1 hall! a carload   Idaho.                                      ruary in Seattle, before railroads which
               of !72c1gnets /"                   Although vast quantities of grain are   are members of the North Pacific Coast
                                              harvested in this area each year, pro­      Freight Bureau.
January-February, 1968                                                                                                            3
New Industrial District at Bensenville to Offer Prinle Plant Sites





                                             Aerial view in a northeasterly direction showing the SOD-acre industrial develop­
                                             ment complex planned at Bensenville, III. The numbered areas are: l-the lS7-acre
                                             Clearing development; 2-the Milwaukee Road's 87-acre Ring Street Trust area; 3­
                                             the Milwaukee's lSD-acre Mohawk Country Club site; 4-The Klefstad Engineering
                                             Company site of 100 acres. Several industries have already located on the Klefstad
                                             property, or are under construction.




A CASE STUDY OF COOPERATION IN COMMUNITY PLANNING

ROUNDING out 1967 as another good            as the Ring Street Trust land. Clearing's    necting to main line trackage on the east
year for locating industries on Mil­         site is a lS7-acre tract north of the Ring   side of the highway.
waukee Road trackage, plans were an­         Street land, spanning Thorndale Ave­            The land involved in the complex has
nounced on Dec. 12 for the opening           nue. The railroad's development will be      been annexed to the village and rezoned
and full development of a SOD-acre           known as the Hiawatha Industrial Dis­        f rom residential to virtually all industrial
industrial complex at Bensenville, Ill.      trict at Bensenville, and the Clearing       usage. Development plans provide for a
The announcement was made jointly by         property will be called the Clearing         buffer zone of residential sections and
our company and the Clearing Industrial      Bensenville Development.                     light office research-type buildings which
District, which own the major portions                                                    will separate existing residential areas
of the property.                             Lead Track Already Constructed               from industrial facilities.
   The new industrial area is in the north                                                   The location offers plant seekers a
part of the village, bounded by York            Scheduled for improvement first are       wide variety of transportation. Our main
Road on the east, Highway 83 (Kingery        the railroad's 87-acre parcel and a por­     line tracks to the north and northwest
Road) on the west, Irving Park Road          tion of Clearing's land. Plans for these     parallel the eastern edge, while the main
on the south, and Thorndale Avenue on        parts include the installation of a sew­     line between Chicago and Omaha is im­
the north. Included in it is a site of       age disposal plant, drilling a deep water    mediately south of the area. Bensenville
slightly more than 100 acres owned by        well, erection of a 7S0,000-gallon water     Yard and Piggyback Park are only a few
Klefstad Engineering Co., which began        storage tank, and the construction of        miles east, and O'Hare International
development of its land about a year ago.    railroad tracks and roadways. The rail­      Airport is just beyond the eastern limit.
   The Milwaukee Road holdings consist       road has already constructed a lead          In addition, Bensenville is served by our
of the ISO-acre site which now is the        track, which will be extended into the       suburban line west of Chicago and has
Mohawk Country Club and an 87-acre           development as needed to serve indus­        access to a network of expressways and
parcel immediately to the north known        tries. The track crosses York Road, con­     toll ways.
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                                                                                           property from the main line paralleling
                                                                                           York Road.
                                                                                              Permission was received in early
                                                                                           1962, but reversed by a later court de­
                                                                                           cision. One problem at this time was
                                                                                           that the village was concerned that the
                                                                                           development could harm residential
                                                                                           areas nearby. Following meetings be­
                                                                                           tween the railroad and village repre­
                                                                                           sentatives to resolve this problem, it
                                                                                           was agreed that a mutual desire existed
                                                                                           for the location of controlled industries
                                                                                           within the community.

                                                                                           Consultant Firm Prepares Plan

                                                                                               The railroad then retained a firm of
                                                                                           land planning consultants to prepare a
                                                                                           plan which would include a buffer zone
                                                                                           between homes and industrial facilities.
                                                                                           The firm was one which had been em­
                                                                                           ployed by the village previously to help
                                                                                           with a long-range development plan
                                                                                           and with upgrading the community's
                                                                                           zoning ordinances. Working closely with
                                                                                           various departments of the railroad, it
                                                                                           developed a plan which was submitted
                                                                                            to Bensenville residents in the spring of
                                                                                           1966.
                                                                                              It was during this time that Clearing
                                                                                           contracted to buy its 157 -acre site and
OffIcials of the Village of Bensenville, the Milwaukee Road and the Clearing in­
dustrial District shown in the new Bensenville municipal building as they announced        Klefstad Engineering acquired its 100
plans for the opening of the industrial district in the suburb. From left are William      acres, which lie between the Mohawk
A. Redmond, Bensenville attorney, James E. Rice, executive vice president of Clear­        club and York Road. Both actions were
ing, Fred L. SIeging, president of the village, and Edward J. Stoll, Milwaukee Road        independent of the railroad's activities.
vice president-real estate and industrial development.
                                                                                               In May of 1966 the railroad's plan
                                                                                           was accepted unanimously by the village
                                                                                           council, and the zoning ordinance was
                                                                                           amended to permit construction of rail­
                                                                                           road tracks in the area. The railroad
                                                                                           then retained a consulting engineering
                                                                                           firm to help plan the improvements
   Other inducements are the promise of           Then in 1960, the railroad contracted    and facilities.
trained labor forces and comfortable          to buy the Mohawk Country Club                  Because right-of-way into the proper­
homes for workers within easy walking         through the Milwaukee Land Company,          ty was to be located at a point other
or driving distance; the suburb's fine        our real estate subsidiary, with the in­     than the one originally planned, the
schools; its recreational and service fa­     tention of developing the property for       land needed for it was acquired through
cilities; and the environment of a com­       industrial use. At that time the property    an agreement with Klefstad, and a new
munity with an eye to progress.               was not within the village limits of         petition requesting approval to cross
   The planning of the project climaxed       Bensenville, although the railroad tried     York Road was presented to the Illinois
a series of events and coordinated ef­        both before and after the purchase to        Commerce Commission. The approval
forts extending over 12 years which are       have the boundaries extended to include      was granted in September.
interesting as a case study of what goes      it. Since acquiring this land, the rail­        Before the track could be built, how­
into such an undertaking, including the       road has operated the Mohawk Club as         ever, it became necessary to arrive at an
cooperation necessary between private         a daily fee golf course, and will continue   agreement with the City of Chicago,
business organizations and government         to do so through at least the 1968 sea­      because the right-of-way would have
bodies. The story began this way:             son.                                         to cross a strip of land owned by the
   In 1955, a group of investors took op­         In the fall of 1961, the railroad        city in connection with O'Hare airport.
tions on about 1,200 acres of land em­        bought the Ring Street Trust land from       City approval was granted in June,
bracing the present industrial area. This     the investors who had options on the         1967, and construction of the grade
group approached the railroad to sug­         acreage in the district, to permit better    crossing began late last summer. Fol­
gest that rail facilities be built to serve   and more complete development of the         lowing the completion shortly after­
what was then being called the Bensen­        area. Later that year it petitioned the      ward, the complex was ready for de­
ville Industrial District, but no agree­      Illinois Commerce Commission for per­        velopment.
ment was reached.                             mission to build a spur track into the                 (Continued on page 6)
January-February, 7968                                                                                                             5
Assembled for the Villaume Box and lumber Company                 Minnesota; Gerald Rauenhorst, president of the Rauenhorst
ground breaking are M. l. Bardill, Milwaukee Road indus­          Corporation; E. J. Stoll, Milwaukee Road vice president-real
trial engineer (from left); larry Wenzel, president of the        estate and industrial development; Herbert Polzin, chairman
Dakota County Development Association; Arthur Rahn, su­           of the Eagan Planning Commission; and Robert linsmayer,
pervisor of the town board of Eagan County; J. Kimberly           president of the Villaume Box and lumber Company.
Whitney, commissioner for economic development, State of



Prime Plant Sites (cont'd)

LAND SALE TO RAUENHORST STEPS UP INDUSTRIAL TEMPO

Another major project of 1967-this         tract, which is being developed into the   the Villaume Box and Lumber Com­
one to help promote the development        Eagandale Center Industrial Park. By       pany, the Twin Cities area's largest pro­
of a privately owned industrial district   late 1967, eleven parcels comprising       ducer of roof trusses, pallets and
served by the railroad-culminated on       some 60 acres had been sold. Among         industrial wood products.
Dec. 14 in a ground breaking at Men­       the purchasers are such names as U.S.         The first plant to be built on the site
dota, Minn., on 117 acres of land sold     Plywood Co.rp., Sperry Rand (New           is a 45,000 square foot lumber storage
by the Milwaukee Land Company to           Holland Division), Central Warehouse       and manufacturing complex featuring
the Rauenhorst Corporation, a Minne­       and Allied Van Lines.                      a 92 x 300 foot clear span manufactur­
apolis realty and construction firm.                                                  ing area. Villaume will use it to man­
   This land had been acquired by the      Arrangement Mutually Beneficial            ufacture roof trusses and wall panels
Milwaukee Land Company in 1959 for                                                    for houses, apartments and industrial
the development of an industrial park.        The railroad released its holdings to
                                                                                      buildings. The firm has been selected
The railroad had, in fact, obtained in­    Rauenhorst as the result of mutual
                                                                                      by the Weyerhaeuser Corporation to
dustrial zoning for the parcel and         agreement on the benefits to be realized
                                           from a cooperative effort to locate in­    supply trusses and panels for its Reg­
applied to the Township of Eagan for
the installation of sewer and water fa­    dustries on the combined properties,       istered Home Program, which features
cilities.                                  and the transaction was concluded on       a 20-year guaranty on structural com­
   In September of 1966, the Rauen­        Nov. 7. The ground breaking on Dec.        ponents. The plant is expected to be
horst Corporation purchased 450 acres      14 marked the initial sale from the        ready for operation in the spring of
of land immediately to the west of this    railroad portion of a 16-acre parcel to    1968.

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                                            Photo from the Milwaukee Road's aerial survey of land available for industrial use,
                                            showing in the broken line the 14Y2 acres conveyed to the Port of Seattle. The
                                            separation in the area represents an extension of West Nevada Street.




                                            PORT OF SEATTLE BUYS WATERFRONT ACREAGE




                                            Real estate and industrial development       filled this parcel. The Port contem­
                                            activities claimed the spotlight again on    plates using the property in connection
                                            Jan. 12 when our company conveyed to         with the expansion of its industrial
                                            the Port of Seattle title to 14 1 2 acres
                                                                              /          terminals, the land and water areas
                                            of property along the Duwamish Water­        having proved to be of strategic im­
                                            way in Seattle. The total consideration      portance with the growth of industry
                                            in the sale was $1,170,587.                  and plans for needed improvements.
                                               The site, comprising 294,016 square           The sale of the property reflected the
                                            feet of filled area and 348,438 square       acceleration of our company's industrial
                                            feet of submerged area, lies on the east     development efforts, which resulted last
Participating in the ceremony at which      side of the Duwamish between South­          year in announcements of 179 new or
ownership of 14Y2 acres of railroad         west Dakota and Southwest Oregon             expanded industries on the railroad
property was conveyed to the Port of        Streets. It is part of a 52 1 /2-acre area   system. Commenting on the transaction,
Seattle are l. H. Dugan, Milwaukee Road     the railroad acquired in 1947. Follow­       E. J. Stoll, vice president-real estate and
vice president and western counsel          ing the purchase, 38 acres were filled       industrial development, said that the
(seated); Brooke Albertson, title officer
of the Pioneer National Title Insurance     and improved with streets, utilities and     railroad has found that many of its
Company (from left); J. Eldon Opheim,       rail trackage, of which 35 acres were        land holdings can be released for pur­
general manager of the Port; E. J. Stoll,   sold to industries.                          poses mutually beneficial to on line
Milwaukee Road vice president-real es­        The 14112 acres involved in the Port       communities and industries, as well as
tate and industrial development; and        sale had been used until recently for        to itself. He said that land sales in
Robert D. Allen, chief counsel of the
Pioneer Notional Title Insurance Com­       the mooring of barges and log rafts.         the past 10 years have totaled more
pany.                                       Since 1963, the railroad has partially       than $18Y2 million.
January-February, 1968                                                                                                            7




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Road Sponsors 4- H- Scholarship Students
                                               through 4-H SWlOe, beef, crop and
                                                                                        welding projects, plus earnings of the
                                                                                        future. His interest in grain marketing
                                                                                        was generated at a conference for 4-H
                                                               L. B. Horton, com­       award winners sponsored by the Chi­
                                                               missioner of agricul­    cago Board of Trade, following which
                                                               tural and mineral
                                                                                        he launched a study of the problems
                                                               development, left,
                                                               presents a scholar­      involved in the storage, buying, selling
                                                               ship to David Booth      and transportation of grain. He asserts
                                                               of Marion, la., one of   that, as agriculture becomes a more so­
                                                               two winners, at the      phisticated business, the knowledge of
                                                               46th National 4-H
                                                               Club Congress held       how to cope with its complexities will
                                                               recently in Chicago.     mean the difference between a profitable
                                                               Adding his congrotu­      and a losing operation for the farmer.
                                                               lations is Dr. E. Dean      Terry Hall is majoring in animal
                                                               Vaughn, director of      science, with an eye to acquiring a
                                                               4-H and Youth Devel­
                                                               opment, Federal Ex­      thorough knowledge of the principles
                                                               tension Service,         of fertilization, genetics, medical ad­
                                                               Washington, D. C.        vancements' and of food production'
                                                                                        problems that tomorrow's agriculturist
                                                                                        must possess. He already has a solid
MILWAUKEE ROAD sponsorship of the           railroad to students of agriculture are     foundation in agriculture through 4-H
4-H Grain Marketing Transportation          David Booth of Marion, la., who at­         pro ject activities covering beef, sheep,
Scholarship program will contribute         tends Iowa State University, and Terry      horse and junior leadership. He has
to the education of two college fresh­      Hall of Prosser, Wash., a student at        been a state demonstration winner, a
men who aspire to careers in scientific     Washington State. Both were selected        county judge at 4-H events, and was a
farming.                                    by the Cooperative Extension Service.       runner-up for the state Future Farmers
   The 1967 recipients of the $400             David is planning to finance his ed­     of America judging team.
scholarships offered annually by the        ucation with a fund of $4,000 earned

                                                                                        • APPOI NTMENTS.
                 Rites for Walter               w:   Kremer
                            Labor Relations Department
                                                                                        Effective Jan. 1, 1968:
    WALTER W. KREMER, 67, who reo           eral traffic manager of the Soo Line
                                                                                           L. W. Harrington is appointed di­
    tired from the position of vice         in Minneapolis. He became traffic           rector of labor relations, Chicago.
    president-traffic on Mar. 1, 1966       vice president of that railroad in
    for reasons of health, died at the      1950, and joined the Milwaukee              Real Estate and Industrial
                                                                                        Development Department
    Anderson Memorial Hospital in           Road in the same capacity on Mar.
                                                                                        Effective Dec. 1, 1967:
    Norway, Mich., on Jan. 3. He had        1, 1958. Following his retirement,
    made his home in the small com­         he had served the company as a                 P. W. Davis is appointed westel'll
                                                                                        manager-real estate, with headquarters
    munity near Iron Mountain since         consultant until May 31, 1967.
                                                                                        in Seattle.
    last June.                                 Mr. Kremer's career with the
       Mr. Kremer was well known in         Milwaukee was notable for a vigor­          Management Services
    railroading and related fields as a     ous program of traffic promotion            Department
    traffic officer with an exceptionally   and the development of new con­             Effective Oct. 1, 1967:
    broad background of experience.         cepts of service. He was a ·long              E. H. Vanhala is appointed man­
    His entire career was spent in rail­    time advocate of traffic research and       ager of cost research, Chicago.
    road traffic work, starting in 1917     management studies, and much of             Sales and Service Department
    as a rate clerk for the Pennsylvania    the railroad's current work in these        Effective Jan. 1, 1968:
    in his home town of Kalamazoo,          fields reflects his thinking and rec­          H. S. Meislahn is appointed director­
    Mich. In 1924 he became a travel­       ommendations.                               marketing and research, Chicago . . .
    ing freight agent for the Minneap­         Funeral services were held in            D. J. Miller appointed assistant man­
    olis & St. Louis, with headquarters                                                 ager rail highway sales, Chicago . . .
                                            Norway, with burial in the town­
    in Detroit, and in 1929 transferred                                                 G. A. Sansverie appointed district
                                            ship cemetery. He is survived by            Jllanager foreign freight sales, New
    to the Canadian Pacific in the same
                                            his widow, Ellen; a son, Eric, of           York City ... R. T. Fleming appointed
    capacity.
                                            New York City; four brothers,               assistant general freight agent, Chicago
       Except for a brief period as west­
                                            Henry and Ernest of Kalamazoo,              ... G. W. Gunder appointed assistant
    ern traffic manager for the Boston                                                  general freight agent, Chicago . .
    & Maine in Chicago, Mr. Kremer          Edward of Dallas, Tex., and Con­
                                                                                        E. C. Larson appointed general freight
    served the Canadian Pacific on var­     rad of Denver, Colo.; and by two
                                                                                        agent, Chicago . . . F. G. Johnson
    ious traffic positions until 1948,      sisters, Mrs. C. Meninga of Kala­           appointed special :flour and grain agent,
    when he resigned as general freight     mazoo and Mrs. Carol Tyler of               Minneapolis ... R. D. Wood appointed
    agent in Chicago to become gen­         West Palm Beach, Fla.                       sales representative, Sioux City, la....
                                                                                        E. F. Slife appointed salps representa­
                                                                                        tiye, Kansas City, Mo.
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                                                                                         Japan and the United States has reached
Sales Office Opened in Japan to Handle                                                   $7 billion annually, having tripled in
                                                                                         the last 10 years. One result of this
Rising Volume of Import-Export Traffic                                                   growth has been to make Japan' the
                                                                                         largest overseas customer and supplier
                                                                                         of the United States.
                                                                                            Mr. Flynn brings to the position 9t
                                                                                         director of sales in Japan a broad back­
                                                                                         ground of experience in import-export
                                                                                         traffic and freight sales. He has been
                                                                                         with the traffic department since 1936,
                                                                                         and had been serving since early 1967
                                                                                         as assistant manager-foreign freight sales
                                                                                         in Chicago. Previously he was district
                                                                                         manager of foreign freight sales at
                                                                                         Seattle.



                                                                                         Railroad Experts to Aid U.S.
                                                                                         Task Force on Bridge Safety
                                                                                         A COMMITTEE of 11 railroad engineer­
                                                                                         ing experts to work with the Govern­
                                                                                         ment in promoting bridge safety was
                                                                                         named Jan. 9 by Thomas M. Goodfellow,
                                                                                         president of the Association of Ameri­
Before their departure for Japan, President Curtiss E. Crippen and the men who           can Railroads.
accompanied him on the tour of various cities and ports discuss trade routes in             The committee will cooperate with a
relationship to the railroad's expanding import-export traffic. At his left are G. H.    White House Task Force on Bridge
Kronberg, vice president-sales and service; G. F. Flynn, director of sales with head­    Safety established by President Johnson
quarters in Tokyo; P. L. Cowling, vice president of the Milwaukee Motor Transpor­
tation Company; and W. E. Cartwright, assistant to vice president-sales and service      shortly after the collapse last Dec. 15 of
for import-export traffic.                                                               the Ohio River Bridge connecting Point
                                                                                         Pleasant, W. Va., and Gallipolis, Ohio.
                                                                                         Setting out its role, Mr. Goodfellow
PLANS progressed by our railroad to         Milwaukee Motor Transportation Com­
                                                                                         said:
establish a sales office in Tokyo were      pany trucking subsidiary; W. E. Cart­
                                            wright, assistant to vice president-sales       "Our team will work closely with the
completed just before the press run of
 this magazine, and announced by Presi­     and service for import-export traffic;       Task Force and the Department of
dent Curtiss E. Crippen upon his arrival     and Mr. Flynn, who will be permanently      Transportation in surveying bridge
in that city to supervise the opening. At   located in Tokyo.                            safety throughout the nation. The tech­
the same time he announced the appoint­        An important part of their trip was       nical assistance and proven experience
ment of George F. Flynn as director of      to study recent developments in Japanese     this group is bringing to the study will,
sales in Japan.                             facilities and techniques for handling       I believe, be invaluable in this important
   The need for a freight office in Japan   containerized cargo. "Without a doubt,       public undertaking."
was dictated by the rising volume of        containerization is a fast-growing trend,"      A comprehensive review of current
import-export traffic moving over the       Mr. Crippen said, "as well as one of         practices relating to the design, construc­
railroad, Mr. Crippen said, and the         the most significant, with long-reaching     tion, rating, inspection and maintenance
great potential that exists for further     implications for ocean shipping, rail­       of railroad bridges will be one of the
growth in volume, especially of con­        roads and others in transportation. It is    railroad committee's objectives. The
tainerized shipments between that coun­     moving so fast that we have to stay          study will be conducted with the as­
try and the United States. The move to      absolutely current with developments,        sistance of the staff of the AAR Research
line up a larger share of this business     considering that we already handle a         Center and the American Railway Engi­
took into account that the Milwaukee's      substantial volume of containerized im­      neering Association, and be coordinated
import-export traffic handled through       port-export traffic, and will be handling    through the AAR's Operations and
North Pacific Coast ports increased by      much more in the years immediately
                                                                                         Maintenance Department.
7 per cent in 1967, as compared to the      ahead.
                                                                                            Mr. Goodfellow pointed out that the
1966 volume.                                   "We want to be sure that Japanese
                                                                                         almost 200,000 railroad bridges which,
    After opening the office, Mr. Crippen   shippers and businessmen are aware of
planned a week-long tour of various         our capacity for handling containerized      with an aggregate length of 4,000miles,
cities and ports to familiarize himself     cargo through North Pacific Coast ports.     would span the continent from New
with Japanese freight handling opera­       We want them to know about the many          York to San Francisco and back to EI
tions, and to meet with Japanese busi­      improvements and expansions we've            Paso, Tex., are "constantly checked by
nessmen and government officials. Ac­       made in our facilities for handling both     railroad engineering staffs to make sure
companying him were G. H. Kronberg,         containers and highway trailers."            that the loads and stress placed on tracks
vice president-sales and service; P. 1.        Mr. Crippen pointed out that, accord­     never exceed the established safety limits
Cowling, vice president of the railroad's   ing to some estimates, trade between         of the structures."
January-February, 1968                                                                                                            9
                                                                                          Harrington, Vanhala, Davis,

                                                                                          Meislahn Appointed to Posts

                                                                                           ApPOINTMENTS to positions which were
                                                                                           the subjects of recent announcements by
                                                                                           our company include 1. W. Harrington
                                                                                           to director of labor relations, E. H.
                                                                                           Vanhala to manager of cost research in
                                                                                           the newly formed cost research section
                                                                                           of the management services depart­
                                                                                           ment, H. S. Meislahn to director-mar­
                                                                                           keting and research, and P. W. Davis
                                                                                           to western manager-real estate develop­
                                                                                           ment, Seattle.
                                                                                              Mr. Harrington is a native of Mil­
                                                                                           waukee who attended the University of
                                                                                           Wis~onsin and joined the railroad in
                                                                                           1949, starting in the operating depart­
                                                                                         . ment. After holding several positions
                                                                                           in the Milwaukee Terminals, in 1954



Examining the Washington Russets on their arrival in Chicago are, from left, Don
Frissell of the M. W. Frissell Company, and Milwaukee Road representatives L.
R. Guthrie, supervisor of perishable services, R. D. La Halt, perishable freight
agent, and T. D. Planer, agricultural agent headquartered in Chicago. Planer has
been assigned to checking the shipment during the test period.


Irradiated Potatoes for the Chicago Market
A TWO and a half-ton shipment of ir­         which arranged to have the test bags
radiated potatoes moved recently by the      stored at the Dolce Brothers Commission         E. H. Vanhala       L. W. Harrington
Milwaukee Road from Moses Lake,              House. They are being kept with about
Wash., to Chicago has been placed in         1,200 pounds of non-irradiated potatoes
storage as part of a research program in     sent in the same shipment to be used as
which the railroad is cooperating with       controls in comparing the keeping qual­
the Office of Nuclear Energy Develop­         ities and other characteristics.
ment of the State of Washington.                 Potatoes, like many other foodstuffs,
   In a study undertaken by our agri­        are often stored for months between
cultural and mineral development de­         harvest and use, and precautions must
partment, the potatoes are undergoing        be taken during storage to prevent de­
checks to measure the extent to which        terioration not only from decay but
gamma radiation will eliminate food­         from sprouting. Radiation processing            H. S. Meislahn         P. W. Davis
spoiling bacteria and thus prolong the       has been found highly effective in re­
storage life of agricultural products.       solving this problem. Given low doses
   The Russet variety potatoes were ir­      of gamma rays, potatoes may be kept at       he was promoted to trainmaster and
radiated before shipment in a portable       room temperature for a year or more          served in that capacity on the Terre
cesium irradiator used in an experimen­      without sprouting.                           Haute, Chicago Terminals and Twin
tal program directed by the Division of          The treatment is quick and econom­       City Terminals divisions. In 1958 he
Research of the Department of Com­           ical-estimated cost is as low as 14          was appointed assistant supervisor of
merce and Economic Development. The          cents a ton-and has the approval of          wage schedules in Chicago, from which
objective of the program is to make the      the U.S. Department of Health, Edu­          he advanced to labor relations officer
application of food protection techniques    cation and Welfare, which is responsi­       in 1960, and to his recent position of
developed by the Atomic Energy Com­          ble for deciding whether a particular        assistant director of labor relations in
mission economically feasible for private    radiation-processed food is safe for hu­     1966.
industry and of direct benefit to civilian   man consumption. The Food and Drug              Mr. Vanhala attended Duluth Ju,
consumers. The potatoes were grown           Administration handed down the ruling        nior College in Duluth before serving
in the Columbia Basin irrigation project     in 1964, after long term studies to de­      in the Air Force during World War
of Washington and shipped to Chicago         termine that no threat to human welfare      II, and was graduated in 1947 from
by the Basin Produce Company of Moses        could result from the process. Health        the University of Minnesota with a
Lake.                                        officials in Canada had already approved     BME degree. From 1947 to 1961 he
   The shipment, the first sizable ship­     the use of gamma rays for inhibiting         held the positions of division indus­
ment of irradiated potatoes into the         sprout growth as far back as 1960, and       trial engineer, assistant staff industrial
Chicago conimercial market, was con­         Russia also is said to have placed ir­       engineer and works industrial manager
signed to the M. W. Frissell Company,        radiated potatoes on the market.             with the American Steel & Wire Divi·
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sion of the U. S. Steel Corporation. He
joined the railroad recently after having
served with the Elgin, Joliet & Eastern
since 1961 as supervisor of industrial
                                                                    Our Safety Goal for 1968­
engineering.
   Mr. Meislahn joined in 1964 as a
market analyst in the marketing and
                                             THE HARRIMAN GOLD MEDAL

research department and in 1965 was                          -----.o~aH~o.-----
promoted to senior market analyst.
Later he served as a staff assistant to               Will You Accept the Challenge?
vice president-sales and service, and
since June 1957 had been assistant di­
rector-marketing and research. He holds
                                                                      After reviewing our safety performance
a bachelor of arts degree, magna cum                                  for 1967, I wish to congratulate every
laude, from Harvard College and a                                     employe who contributed to the fine 33
master's degree in business administra­                               per cent improvement over our record in
tion from the Harvard Business School.                                1966. I was impressed by the fact that
    Mr. Davis, a native of Indiana, was                               every division of the railroad had either
graduated from Purdue University in                                   bettered its performance, or at least
1939 with a degree in civil engineering.                              matched that of the previous year.
Before coming to the railroad as assist­                                The results can be credited to a lot of
B.nt industrial engineer at Seattle in                                proper planning, hard work and conscien­
1954, he was employed there by The
                                             tious effort on the part of individuals and groups who know and
Boeing Company, He was promoted to
industrial engineer in 1967, which po­
                                             feel their responsibility with respect to working safely. Among
sition he held until his present appoint­    the group performances, several departments had particular rea­
ment. In his new position, he is re­         son to be proud of their score. The most noteworthy gain was
sponsible for real estate management of      made by train service men, who not only contributed 65 per cent
the company's properties west of Miles       to the total improvement, but for the first time in the history of
City, Mont.                                  the railroad had a fatality-free year. On any railroad, this is an
                                             outstanding accomplishment.
                                                I know I don't have to emphasize that a good safety record has
   Buzz From the BEELINE                     its own rewards, but gratifying as they are, I believe that this year
                                             we should aim higher. As a goal worthy of our best efforts, I
                                             believe we should set our sights on the Harriman Gold Medal.
                                                Because there are newcomers to our ranks who may not know
(The Milwaukee Road thanks the pe?'­
son who W1'ote to The Chicago Daily
                                             what we are shooting at, I'll explain briefly that the Harriman
News about the incident described here,      Awards were established in 1913 by Mrs. Edward H. Harriman in
and the edito?'s of the papers "Beeline"     memory of her husband, the great railroad pioneer, who made
f01' thei?' 1'eply and comments.)            safety an integral part of railroading. They are pre$ented an­
   Last week, when we had snow, I got        nually to the railroads achieving the best over-all safety records
off the Milwaukee Road train to find         in their class, by a committee appointed by the American Museum
my car was stuck in an unplowed lot,
                                             of Safety.
I was peeved, But along came an angel
in a black suit. One of the conductors,         A Harriman Gold Medal is the highest safety honor an Amer­
while his train was on a siding, rushed      ican railroad can win, and over the years the competition has
over, pushed my car out of the snow          been keen. Our railroad has yet to receive such recognition, and
and ran back to his train in the nick        in a sense, this is an opportunity to make history happen.
of time. Somebody told me his name
                                                In aiming at that goal, we can't rest on last year's laurels­
was Schultz. Who was he?
                -M. M., Libertyville, Ill.   further improvement in our safety record is of the greatest im­
   He is Walter Schultz of McHenry, a        portance. However, this is not our sole objective-statistics will
Milwaukee Road employe for 12 years          merely show how our performance measures up to that of others
whose wife of 14 years, Joyce, describes     engaged in the same kind of work. I'm sure every employe who is
him as (la devoted railroader." He also      involved closely in this business of working safely will agree that
finds time to be a good father to Jeanne,
                                             the more meaningful goal is to see that fewer people experience
13; David, 11; Danny, 10; and Nancy,
9; as well as take part in Masonic ac­       the pain of injury, and remain at work, where they will do the
tivities, work for the Shepherd of the       railroad and their families the most good. Will you accept the
Hills Lutheran Church and take his           challenge?
kids camping and canoeing. In his spare
time, he pushes cars out of the snow,
(And a tip of the hat, also, to Con­
duct01' Schultz, f01' his f1'iendly and                                            VICE PRESIDENT·OPERATION
helpful service to one of OU?· suburban
passengers,)
January-February, 1968                                                                                               11
 ------------------------------------,
                                                 Cubmaster, on the White River Council
                                                                                        of the Boy Scouts, and participating in
                     ATTENTION, PLEASE                                                  the work of the First Baptist Church.
                                                                                        Although a newcomer to politics, he
       Members of the Veteran Employes Association                                      won the primary over an incumbent
                                                                                        campaigning for a third term.
      The executive committee of the Veteran Employes Association has                      Louis Hunter, who ran for the job
      announced that plans are in work to hold the 1968 reunion of the                  of city clerk at Terre Haute while work­
      membership in Minneapolis. The date is Saturday, June 15, and the                 ing as a conductor on the Terre Haute
      Radisson Hotel is to serve as headquarters. Several other locations               Division, will give it his full attention.
      were considered, but it was felt that the Radisson Hotel offered the              Following the election, he retired after
      most suitable accommodations for the expected attendance. For                     44 years of railroading to devote all of
      details of the arrangements, see the next issue of the Milwaukee                  his time to his civic responsibili ties.
      Road Magazine.

                                       *

         Miss Florence M. Walsh, secretary and treasurer of the Associa­
                                                                                        Surpl'ise! Illinois outco'med Iowa in
                                                                                        1967, 1uith a billion-plus bushel pl'od1!C­
       tion, has asked that members advise her of address changes. She                  tion, topping the all-time Iowa. l'ecol'd
       says that many failed to receive a notice of last year's reunion be­             by more than 160 mill'ion bushels. IUi­
       cause she lacked their correct address. Miss Walsh also wishes to                nOl::/ yield pel' aC'l'e was an even 100
                                                                                        bushels, against Iowa's 85.
       remind the membership that dues for 1968 are now payable.

                                                                                        A well-known conductol' recently took
                                     *

         Remember the date, Saturday, June 15 . , . and the place, the
                                                                                        his o'l'chestm on tow' and dUI'ing his
                                                                                        tmvels 1'eceived [-rom a 1uell meaning
       Radisson Hotel in Minneapolis.                                                   pel'son in one of his audiences the note
                                                                                        following: "I think it only fai1' to in­
~--------------------------------                                                   I   [ol'm Y01! that the man in yow' o'rches­
                                                                                        tm who blows the instnm~ent that lJulls
                                                                                        in and m!t only played d1!ring the bl'ie!
Milwaukee Road Men Take Active Roles                                                    intel'vals 1vhen you we I'e looking at
                                                                                        him."
As Public Officeholders
                                                                                        Sir 1Finston Churchill, the wo1'ld's most
                                                                                        fa1ll0/ls a1llateur painter, showed some
                                                                                        of his canvases to a [-riend. "Tell me,"
                                                                                        said the lattel', "why is it that you paint
                                                                                        only landscapes?"
                                                                                          "Because," l'eplied Chu7'chill, "a tl'ee
                                                                                        doesn't complain that 1 haven't done it
                                                                                        justice."

                                                                                        GOTHAM'S COMMUTER HORDE. In
                                                                                        a single work day, close to 1,000,000
     Edward Watson         D. E. Lee           Cecil Perkins       Richard Heenan       commuters pour into the New York
                                                                                        area from nearby suburban communi­
THE elections of last November served       Iowa Division middle district, and Dick
as the political springboard for several    Heenan is a former train service em­
Milwaukee Road men who have joined          ploye now in the real estate business.
the growing movement to volunteer for       Although Heenan is no longer with the
public office in the interests of good      railroad, both his father and grandfa­
government.                                 ther were long-time employes, and he
   The new officeholders include D. E.     still figures in Perry as "one of our
Lee, Cecil Perkins and Richard Heenan,      boys."
who were elected to city council posts         The current officeholders at Perry
at Perry,Ia.; Edward Watson, a pre­        also include Frank Hoes, a retired
dicted favorite for mayor of Jasonville,   roundhouse foreman, and W. E. Failor,
Ind.; and Louis Hunter, the successful     retired chief clerk to the division super­
candidate for city clerk at Terre Haute,   intendent. Both are serving on the wa­
Ind.                                       ter board. Previously, Failor was on the
   Ed Lee holds the joint position of      ci ty council.
agent at Woodward and Madrid, Ia.,             At Jasonville, the election of Ed Wat­
while making his home in Perry. For        son as mayor led the Democrats to a
several years he served as a correspond­   clean sweep of all city offices. Watson,
                                                                                        ties. This number is more than three
ent for The Milwaukee Road Magazine,       a conductor, has lived there since 1952,     times the size of the army under the
but was obliged to resign upon assum­      since which time he has demonstrated         leadership of Genghis Khan, the Mon­
ing the duties of councilman. Cecil        good citizenship by serving as president     gol chief, when he defeated the Rus­
Perkins is currently a conductor on the    of the Parent Teacher Association, a         sians in 1223.
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                                                                                       The Wisconsin Rapids Patrol   heading
                                                                                       north from Port Edwards.
Moving the Goods for Wisconsin Rapids
    Railroading is big business in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., a prosperous
    city of paper mills and factories, which receives freight service
    from four roads-the Milwaukee, the Green Bay and Western, the
    North Western and the Soo Line-in addition to passenger service
    via the Milwaukee Road's Afternoon Hiawatha. Each day, long
    trains of boxcars, gondolas and flatcars roll in with the materials
    needed for the operation of its industries and move out with their
    finished products. The train shown here, together with the crew,
    is the Milwaukee Road's Wisconsin Rapids Patrol, on which local
    industries rely heavily for incoming and outgoing shipments. Wis­
    consin Rapids is also a terminal for Milwaukee Road piggyback
    service throughout the area. (Pictures by courtesy of the Wisconsin
    Rapids Daily Tribune)




                                                                                       Conductor Dick Van Wormer fills    out
                                                                                       reports in the caboose.


                                                                                       Engineer Ken Conklin operates the con­
                                                                                       trols (during the vacation of Engineer
                                                                                       Dale Walker).




                                      Brakeman Neal Davis dears the last car.




                                      Brakeman Ray LaBarge throws a switch.



                                      Fireman   Jesse   Tomlinson   in   the   cab.


January-February, 7968                                                                                                    .13
                                                                                              What You Should Know About
                                                                                              Recent Changes in Medicare
                                                                                              RECENT changes in the Medicare pro­
                                                                                              gram increased hospital and medical
                                                                                              benefits, and made it easier to claim
                                                                                              payment for services provided by the
                                                                                              supplemental medical insurance pro­
                                                                                              gram, the Railroad Retirement Board
                                                                                              reports.
                                                                                                 One important change noted by the
                                                                                              Board concerns the stipulation that, if
                                                                                              a doctor did not submit his bill to Medi­
                                                                                              care, he had to be paid before the
                                                                                              patient could receive Medicare reim­
                                                                                              bursement. Under the new law effective
                                                                                              Jan. 1, 1968, the patient can be reim­
                                   TOMAH SHOPS                                                bursed before he pays the doctor by
                                   MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT                                      sending the unpaid itemized bill along
                                  TOMAH, WISCONSIN                                            with his request for payment.
                                   I.,                                                           Other changes noted are;
                                   THE O,.EIlATION OF 125.1.1 MAN.HOURS
                                   WITHOUT A OISA.I.fHG .INJURY
                                                                                                 (1) Effective Jan. 1, 1968, enrolled
                                   JULY 1.1, 7964 - DECEM.•EIt JI, 1966                       persons could receive additional days
                                                                                              of hospital care. A lifetime reserve of
                                   \L,:::~J.                                                  60 days is provided for each person
                                    h::::-~~-                          YI". If'.' ......      after he exhausts the maximum of 90
                                    h ••, ....' ,:,.1.-,,-   ••   ,.   '.' ......'·a
                                                                                              days for a particular spell of illness.
                                                                                              However, the patient will have to pay
                   Just What Is Safety?                                                       the first $20 for each day in the hospital
                                                                                              in the 6O-day reserve period.
       Just what is safety? Let's say it's mental preparation for the day's
     work, topped by successful, safe accomplishment; of facing up to the                        (2) Beginning Jan. 1, 1968, medical
     responsibilities of our job, with a firm determination to do our own                     insurance covered the purchase or rental
     part safely and to prevent accidents to others. Over the long run,                       of necessary medical equipment such as
     this attitude can not only spare us the sorrow and pain of injury, but                   wheelchairs, hospital beds and so on.
     assure our families of security and the happiness of worry-free living.                     (3) Services of pathologists and ra­
       When you look at it this way, I believe that the degree of success                     diologists to hospital patients will be
     we reach in life can be measured in terms of how well we remember                        paid in full after Mar. 31, 1968.
     and practice the principles of safety. To cite an example, the National
     Safety Council recently presented the mechanical department at
     Tomah Shops a Certificate of Commendation for having worked                              Premium Goes Up April 1
     325,287 man-hours without a disabling injury. More than 80 employes
     took part in achieving this record, which covered the period from                           In line with the increased costs of
     July 27, 1964 to Dec. 31, 1966.                                                          medical services, the monthly insurance
       Three of our supervisors deserve much credit for the Council's com­
     mendation-Otis Thompson, foreman of the maintenance of way                               premium will go up from $3 to $4 be­
     equipment shop, Emil Olson, foreman of the frog shop, and Ralph                          ginning Apr. 1, 1968. The increase will
     Phillips, assistant foreman of these shops. I want to emphasize, how­                    be matched by the Feqeral Government.
     ever, that this award was the direct result of every man at Tomah                        Starting Apr. 1, the higher pre~ium
     Shops doing his job both safely and efficiently.-Superintendent F. J.                    will be deducted automatically from the
     Reese, Tomah Shops                                                                       annuities of persons on the Board's
                                                                                              benefit rolls who are enrolled in the
                                                                       H. C. Pottsmith,       program. Persons who are paying cash
                                                                       superintendent of      premiums directly to the Board will be
                                                                       w 0 r k equipment      notified when they have to pay the new
                                                                       (right), and J. W.     rate.
                                                                       M u I hoi lon, me­
                                                                       chanical deport­          A person may give notice to the Board
                                                                       ment representa­       at any time of his intention to drop the
                                                                       tive (left), present   medical insurance. If it is given on or
                                                                       the Notional Safe­     after April 1, 1968, the insurance will
                                                                       ty Council Certifi­    be discontinued after the end of the
                                                                       cate of Commend­
                                                                       ation to F. J.
                                                                                              next calendar quarter.
                                                                       Reese, sup e r in­        The Board points out also that, under
                                                                       tendent of Tomah       the new law, persons who failed to en­
                                                                       Shops.                 roll during their initial period may sign
                                                                                              up during the first 3 months of any
                                                                                              year, provided this is not later than 3
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years after their first opportunity to
join.
   Railroad Retirement beneficiaries and
                                                              RET                         REM E N T 5
railroad employes can get more informa·
tion about the changes in the program            The following employes' applications for retirement were recorded
at any Railroad Retirement Board dis­                           during November-December 1967
trict office. The addresses can be found
in telephone directories under United
States Government - Railroad Retire­         General Office & System Employes                              Tonsager, W. P. . . . Section Laborer .. Elko, Minn.
                                                                                                           Vaughan, A. J .. Section Foreman .. Kadoka, S. D.
ment Board.                                  Chancellor, E. R           ,. .. Clerk .. Chi~ago,   J,'!.
   Walburn, P. N. .          Fireman .. Sioux City, la.
                                             Gross, R. F. .          Ass t. Engr .
                        Wilson, A. P... Roundhouse Frmn... Yankton, S. D.
                                             Harrer, Ernestine C. .           Clerk ..

                                             Holloway, Y. C         Coach Porter ..
                       La Crosse Division
                                             Lochridge, Bertha N.

                                                                 Messenger-Clerk ..                        Creegan, E. D           Conductor .. La Crosse, Wis.
RRB Reminder-19B7 Supplemental               McClean, Helen 1.                Clerk ..                     Fredrickson, J. W. .. Pass-Cond.. .
                                                                                                           Lillie, E. R
                                                                                                                                                     "
                                                                                                                                  Mail Handler .. Portage, "
                                                                                                                                                            "
                                             Payne, Elinore 1. ..•.... Secretary ..
Annuities SUbject to Income Tax              Schmidt, Viola T                 Clerk ..                     Radle, M. A
                                                                                                           Shrake, T. J
                                                                                                                           Section Laborer .. Lake City, Minn.
                                                                                                                                     Trainman .. Wausau, Wis.
                                             Semmlo'N, J. L City Ticket Agent. .
                                             Steiner, E. W. .                 Clerk ..                     Whitmore, D. E           Agent-Opr Merrill, "
                                             Stephens, J. J                   Cook ..
                                                                                                           Milwaukee Division
                                             Aberdeen Division                                             Anderson, R. C           Fireman .. Channing, Mich.
                                             Hamli~g, J. C           Conductor .. Aber,~een, ~; ~.
        Hafemeister, F. E.. Section Frmn Granville, Wis.
                                             MatheiS, V. M           Carpenter ..
                         Hansch, H. L...•. Loco. Engr South Beloit, III.
                                             Ogren, M. .            Agent-Opr Appleton, Minn.
             Madole, L. E              Conductor .. Fox Lake, "
                                             Witte, W. A                  Agent. . Glencoe, Minn.
         Major, R         Track Laborer .. Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                                                                           Mann, L. R           Loco. Engr...               "
                                             Chicago Terminals                                             Walsh, R. W            Conductor ..

                                             Babka, Julia            Coach Cleaner .. Chicago,    I!!.     Milwaukee Terminals & Shops
                                             Birzetis, B. J. . .          Pipefitter. .   "
                                             Cary, S. C           Extra Gang Lbr...       "                Adams, F. W               Carman .. Milwaukee, Wis.

                                             Connery, L. V        Chief Yard Clerk ..                      Bell, M. C              Conductor. .    "       "

                                             Eggert, W. J            Bridge Tender ..                      Boulwar,e( D. R         Conductor ..

                                             Genovese, M. .                 Checker ..                     Braun, n. P            Switchman ..

                                             Huart Jr. J. J            Loco. Engr .                        Colletti, S. J   Yard Conductor ..

                                             Inman, H.' R       Leverman Operator ..                       Czech Jr., J. F             Clerk ..

                                             Irving, Frances C.... Coach Cleaner..        ".       "       Gittings, H. M...• "., Chemist. ,

                                             Klevin H            Crane Operator .. Bensenville,   III.     Gurrath, C. R, ",., Police Sgt...

                                             Klincik, Mary' A'         Car Cleaner .. Chicago,     "       Kitkowski, J, M, "" Machinist. ,

                                             Krupinski, E. S            Loco. Engr...     "                Klein, D..•.•...... ,. Carman ..

                                             Ray, G. A                 Loco. Engr...      "                Kowalski, J .... Carman Welder ..

   rr   Orson, you got your tax refund!"     Siegel, C. J.     .        Loco. Engr .                       Riechman, H. F. ., Car Repairer ..

                                             Tatt, M                    Loco. Engr ..                      Roberts, T, R. . Hostler Frmn ...

                                             Theobald, R. J. .            Machinist. .    "                Schloemilch, E. C, .... Loco Engr.

SUPPLEMENTAL annuity payments from           Thurnau, E. F Ass't. Car Frmn... Bensenville,                 Sperle, M. E... Yard Conductor, ,

                                             Wall, C. A. .          Loco. Engr...       "                  Steinbach, R. G.•.. Electrician, ,

the Railroad Retirement Board in 1967                                                                      Stremlau, H. A. '.,. Crane Opr, ..

                                             Winter, R. C. .          Machinist. .                         Verfurth, C, L. .... Stock Clerk ..

are subject to income tax under Federal
                                                                                                           Vollbrecht, W. H. , .. , Machinist .•

law, the RRB is reminding all railroad       Coast Division                                                Wallace, L. F" Chief Rate Analyst, .

people who receive this type of benefit.     Anderson, J. C. .           Clerk .. Seattle, Wash.
          Weisl, J. E         Store Helper, .

To assist these persons in filing their      Cowell, J. R         Loco. Engr Spokane,       "

                                             DeGroote, H            Carpenter', . Tacoma,
                 Off Line
tax retmn, the Board has prepared in­        Dybvik, E. A           Brakeman. . "

dividual statements which show the           Kadow, C. E          Section Lbr Auburn,
                     Ainsworth, C. G           Chief Clerk. ,Dallas, Tex.
total amount of the supplemental an­         Nelson, C. .          Switchman .. Tacoma,

                                             Simpson, C. C.. ,. Car Inspector .. Spokane,
                 Rocky Mountain Division
nuity paid to each recipient. The state­     Thomas, E. E        B & B Frmn Tacoma,

                                             Williams, R. J        Loco. Engr Seattle,
                    Alexander, O. L. ., Switchman. ,Harlowton, Mont.

ments are being mailed early in Febm­                                                                      Blazek, I. J. "" Agent-Operator .. Forsyth

ary, the Board announced.                    Dubuque & Illinois Division                                   Davis, ~, G. "". Conductor. ,Deer Lodge:

                                                                                                           Grebeldlnger, J, J. .. Machinist.. "      "

   The Board pointed out that all other      Ginle, E. T           Hostler Helper .. Savanna, III.         Josue, F. A.. ,. Section Laborer., Superior

benefits under the railroad retirement       Glisson, G. B         Loco. Engr Bensenville, "               Leggett, F. '. Track Laborer .. Three Forks:

and unemployment insurance systems           Hiatt, A. O             Loco. Engr Ottumwa, la.               Moore, H. R. " " ' " . ,Cashier,. Missoula,

                                             Horton, E. 1<'           Loco. Engr Savanna, III.             Pessein, J. D,
are exempt from Federal or State in­         Hoy, C          Section Laborer .. East Moline, "                  . Trav. Frt. & Pass. Agt.. ,Miles City,
come taxes in the United States. Con­        Hunt, F. L.                 Engineer .. Ottumwa, Ia.          R~mlne, R, M. ', .. Electrician, . Deer Lodge, "
                                             Johnson, L. V             Loco. Engr Chicago, III.            Stiner, J. E". Section Foreman .. Geraldine,
sequently, regular retirement or sur­        Mead, W. D       Section Laborer .. Guttenberg, I~.
vivor benefits under the Railroad Retire­    Lenz, A. O                 Brakeman .. Dubuque,               Terre Haute Division
ment Act and unemployment or sick­           O'Neill A. I               Conductor .. Savanna, III.
                                             Ruiz, F        , Section Laborer.. "              "           Allen, F. J        ,., .... Engineer .. Bedford, Ind.
ness benefits under the Railroad Unem­       Smithart WE             Loco. Engr... Ottumwa, la.            Hunter, L. S          Conductor .. Terre Haute, "
ployment Insurance Act should not be         Tubbs, R. A: .:        Yard Clerk .. Davenport, "             Mueller, C, A. ,          ,. Foreman. ,Bedford "
                                                                                                           Price, A. G. " .. Telegraph Opr.. ,Spring Hill'
reported on a person's 1967 tax return.                                                                    Staff, C. J. ' .. ".,." Section Lbr., . Delm;r, III.
                                             Iowa Division
                                             Edel, L. H        Section Laborer .. Melbourne, I~.           Twin City Terminals
                                             Hunter, Rita J. .                  Clerk .. Perry,            Andert, B. M.
                                             Miller A W.       Section Frmn Charter Oak, "                              Crossing Flagman .. Minneapolis Minn.
Sorry About That. The Scandinavian           Olson' C.· L. .      Machinist .. Council Bluffs, "           Blasco, J. S. .           Laborer .. St. Paul:  "
Airlines System will no longer serve         Otto,' H. F... Section Laborer.."             "    "          Ceballos, T. D, .. ,., Janitor, . Minneapolis,
breakfast on domestic flights. The com­      Taylor, D. B. . .          Loco. Engr Perry,                  Dunn, W, M, ., ... ,Switchman, ,St. Paul,
                                                                                                           Fieger, G. E,
pany reported that Denmark is so small       Iowa. Minnesota & Dakota Division                                       Mail & Baggage Clk... Minneapolis,
and jets fly so fast that sometimes it has                                                                 Foster, P. H,
                                             Mang, G. E      Section Laborer... Vivian, S. D.                           Crossing Flagman. .               '"
been necessary to fly around Copen­          Mann, V. G            Brakeman .. Sioux City, Ia.             Kuhl, C. O.. ,., ... Loco. Engr.. , St. Paul,
hagen until the passengers could finish      Marek, P               Cashier .. Owatonna, Minn.             Mansergh, R, G. , .. Loco. Engr... "      "
their breakfast and the cabin crew           Moore, L. A        Section Frmn      Vivian, S. D.            Martin, H. W.. Welder Frmn... Minneapolis,
                                             Sand, J. P     Section Laborer .. Houston, Minn.              Peterson, A. S,
could gather up the trays.                   Severson, L. W        Yard Clerk .. Austin,    "                  Special Flour & Grain Agt. ,
January-February, 7968                                                                                                                                       15
                                                     well party at the Paddock Steak
       1M&. D Division                               House, South Sionx City, Neb., on Dec.          Milwaukee Division
              AUSTIN-EAST END                        2, honoring Sales Representative Floyd     FIRST DISTRICT AND SUPERINTENDENT'S

                                                     and Mrs. Johnson upon Floyd's promo­                      OFFICE

             R. D. True, Correspondent
              tion to special flour and grain agent at
              Office of Superintendent
                                                                   J. E. Boeshaar, Correspondent

                                                     Minneapolis. Floyd was presented a                 Superintendent's Office, Milwaukee

   MMT Clerk Darrell Severson and his                parting gift and our good wishes.
wife recently adopted a baby boy, Jay                   R. D. Wood, sales representative,          Frank Knoebel, retired clerk, passed
Anthony. Jay's paternal grandparents                 and family were welcomed by the Sioux      away Nov. 26 at V/aukesha. He was
are Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Severson from                 City sales and service force. Dick took    the brother of Louis Knoebel, retired
A ustin. Lloyd is a former yard clerk at             over his new position on Jan. l.           chief time revisor, uncle of Conductor
Austin.                                                 Francis M. Loving, 92, retired Jef­     Chuck Knoebel. and father-in-law of
   Also, Roadmasters' Clerk Jerry Aus­               ferson, S. D., employe, died at Jeffer­    Condnctor James Komberec of the
tin and his wife are the proud parents               SOli in December.     Survivors include    C&M division.
of a baby girl, Sandra Lee, born on                  two sons, five daughters and several          Conductor Mike Bell, of trains 12
Dec. 30 in St. Olaf's Hospital, Austin.              grandchildren and great-grandchildren.     and 23, retired Dec. 16 after service
Sandra is their first child.                            vVe were sorry to hear of the death     that began in 1920 as passenger brake­
   Mrs. Vance Williams recently under­               of Conductor Raymond Tierney, 55,          man.
went surgery at St. Olaf's in Austin.                Mason City, la. Survivors include his         We have received word from Beloit
Vance is a conductor working out of                  wife, a son, daughter, three grand­        that Jim Chambers, who retired in
Austin.                                              children, a brother and three sisters.     1944 as superintendent's chief clerk in
   We have been advised th'at George                 He was a member of the Brotherhood         Milwaukee, passed away Dec. 26.
Vandenover, retired conductor, passed                of Railroad Trainmen.                         George F. Jewett, 86, retired agent­
away in Vancouver, Wash., where he                      Sympathy was extended to the fam­       operator, died at the Lakeland Hos­
made his home.                                       ily of Walter Johnston, 70, retired        pital in Elkhorn, Wis., last Oct. 15,
   Bill Ende, retired train dispatcher,                                                         we have been informed by his daugh­
has advised us that Joe Martin, retired                                                         ter, Mrs. Helen Huffar of Elkhorn. Mr.
roundhouse employe, was operated on                                                             Jewett had served the railroad 52
for ulcers on Dec. 27. Joe lives at 101                                                         years, starting at the age of 17 in Mil­
                                                                                                waukee. From there he moved to the
7th Street, N. E., Austin, Minn. 55912.
   December 29 was Cec Davis' last day
                                                     ABOUT                                      Chicago area, and in 1907 to Bard­
as chief train dispatcher at Austin.                                                            well, Wis., where he remained until
The "Chief" and his wife plan on stay­                                                          he retired. He had continued to be
ing in Austin, where they will be half­              PEOPLE                                     active up to the time of his death.
way between their two daughters. The                                                            SurViving are his wife, two daugh tel's,
Chief's first day away from his desk                                                            three grandchildren and a great-grand­
was spent in building a case for his                 O:F THE                                    child.
trophies, and he intends to continue
his hobby as ham radio operator.
   Ron Miller from Aplinger, la., re­                                                                         SECOND DISTRICT
cently joined our office as secretary to                                                                 Rita J. Arnhoelter, Correspondent

the chief clerk, replacing Ed Gudgel,                                                                        Office of Agent, Green Bay

who transferred to the regional office                                                               Andy Caldie, lineman, retired Dec.
at Austin. Ron recently completed a                                                             2.
course in secretarial work at Hamilton               conductor, Mitchell, S. D. He had             George Trepanier Jr., yard clerk at
College in Mason City.                               worked for the Milwaukee for 52 years      Green Bay, is home recuperating after
   Fritz Olson, agent at Manka.to,                   before retiring in 1963. He is survived    surgery.
Minn., has been made a director of the               by his wife, three sons, a daughter and       Amos Bopray, 87, died Dec. 8. He
Southern Minnesota Traffic Club. Pres­               14 grandchildren. Funeral services         had been a conductor for over 40
ident for the new year is Bob Beckel,                were held in Mitchell.                     years. He is survived by two daughters
grain merchandiser with the Archer                      Also to the family of Edward H.         and a son.
Daniels Midland Co. at Mankato.                      Kirch, retired engineer, Mitchell, who        We received word of the death of
                                                     died Dec. 16. Ed was born at Gutten­       Joseph Vieau, 76, formerly employed
                SIOUX CITY AREA                      berg, la., Mar. 25, 1884. Survivors in­    as a carsmith.
                                                     clude his wife, one son Dr. Everett,          Gustave Knudson, 74, passed away
          Sophia P. McKillip, Correspondent
         Waukegan, Ill.; a daughter, Mrs.
     Office of District Manager-Sales, Sioux City
                                              Dec. 9. Mr. Knudson was depot agent
                                                     Wanda Hollick, Falls Church, Va.; and      at Abrams, Wis., for many years.
   Sympathy was extended to the fami­                six grandchildren.                            Frank S. Hayden, former conductor
lies of the following: George Tsouka­                   Correspondence and greetings were       who retired in 1939, died at the age of
las, retired sectionman, who passed                  received from many retired employes,       88 on Dec. 22.
away in Sioux City after a long illness.             including Retired Chief Clerk Harry L.
He was born in Greece in 1885 and                    Kinney, Mason City, Iowa. Harry re­
came to the United States in 1905. He                ports he and his wife Minnie are both
came to Sioux City in 1937 and                       well and enjoying retirement; also Re­     Chicago General Offices
worked for the Milwaukee, retiring                   tired Operator Jack L. Burns, now re­
about 15 years ago. Surviving is a sis­              siding in Salem, Ore. Jack still plans              VICE PRESI DENT-FINANCE

                                                                                                             AND ACCOUNTING

ter in Greece . . . Charles A. Morris,               on a trip back to Mason City to see all
82, retired Sioux City fireman. He                   his friends . . . Retired B&B Foreman         Mrs. Frank Lippert, wife of retired
began work with the Milwaukee in                     C. W. Reichardt, Canton, S. D., reports    assistant to comptroller, passed a'Jay
1907 and retired in 1948. Survivors in­              he is enjoying retirement more every       last Oct. 9 in Mesa, Ariz. Funeral serv­
clude one brother and two sisters . . .              day . . . Retired D.F.&P.A. Robert         ices were conducted there at the
Roy C. Reed, 78, who passed away in a                Conrad and his wife, Mason City, made      United Church of Christ, with burial in
Sioux City hospital following a one­                 their usual Christmas trip to Denver,      Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago. This
year illness. He was a conductor, retir­             Colo., to visit their sons.                belated notice is for the information of
ing in 1950. Survivors include the                      Roadmaster and Mrs. Nick Munoz of       their friends outside the Chicago area,
widow, two daughters, four sons, 13                  Canton, S. D., became the proud            Mr. Lippert having been employed also
grandchildren and three great-grand­                 grandparents of a baby girl on Christ­     in Milwaukee, Seattle and the Twin
children.                                            mas Day. The parents are Mr. and Mrs.      Cities. His address is 2242 E. Birch­
   Employes in Sioux City held a fare­               John R. (Carol) Lease of Canton.           wood Ave., Mesa 8520l.

16                                                                                                      The Milwaukee Road Magazine
MAKING HIS LAST RUN on Hiawatha
No.2, Engineer C. S. (Red) York is met
at La Crosse, Wis., by Traveling Engineer
C. Y. Dempsey. His recent retirement
after 57 years of service was observed
by his friends and associates with a party   DELTA NU ALPHA INITIATES AT MADISON. Six Milwaukee Road men are active
at the Tempo Restaurant in Minneapolis.      in the new chapter of the transportation fraternity established recently at Madison, Wis.
The Yorks live in Remer, Minn.               Representatives af the transport cammunity shown at a meeting are Fred Schuster of
                                             Gateway Ifrom left); M. R. Picht, manager of the rood's regional data office; Ty
                                             Rommelfonger, Grode A data reviser; J. T. Conway, assistant freight agent at Madison;
                                             Duance Johnson of Research Products Corp.; and Bob Lansing of Olin Mathieson's
                                             Baraboo ordnance plant. Not shown are E. L. Hubbs, assistant superintendent of the
                                             La Crosse Division, and George Kading and Carol Rand, chief reviser and assistant
                                             cashier, respectively, in the regional data office. Mr. Picht is a DNA director and
                                             publicity chairman of the chapter, which represents a cross-section of the area's leading
                                             industries.


                                             "COINC A WAY"
                                             CI FT from his co­
                                             workers in the Chica­
                                             ga genera I freight of­
                                             fice is presented to
                                             W. D. "Bill" McCor­
                                             mick, d i v isi On file
                                             clerk, upon his re­
                                             tirement last Decem­
                                             ber. Wishing him well
                                             are C. H. Haefliger,
                                             chief division clerk
SUBURBAN CONDUCTOR RETIRES. Lloyd             (from left), J. L.
E. Madole, making his last run on No.        Riplinger, ass i stant
139 from Chicago ta Fax Lake, III., on       freight traffic man­
Nov. 30, gives the highball. His passenger   ager, and W. S. Mc­
is L. J. Barbeau, the Road's advertising     Kee, general freight
agent, who commutes from Ingleside, III.     traffic manager. Bill
Lloyd retired with almost 48 years of        was the No. 4 man
service, all on the C&M line.                on the department's seniority roster, having rounded out 46 years of service.




DECEMBER BRIDES from Milwaukee Road families at Monte­               became Mrs. David Beito; Train Director Pat Maloney and
video, Minn., middle-aisle it on the arm of their fathers. From      Margaret, who is now Mrs. Bradley Jensen; and Conductor
left are Engineer Jess Schaller with his daughter Kathy, who         Wally Natzel with Janet, who became Mrs. Richard Harms.
January·February, 7968                                                                                                             17
For Gracious Country Living
           by Martha Moehring, Chief Clerk to

       Assistant Superintendent, Montevideo, Minn.


ABOUT 17 years ago, Engineer Art Starbeck and his wife
Phyllis bought a small house on the outskirts of Montevideo,
Minn., with the idea of tinkering around with it. Since that
time they have remodeled it three or four times, and every
now and then added new attractions. Today they enjoy what
you could truthfully call gracious country living.
  At the real' of the house, picture windows frame a sweep­
ing view of flower gardens, fruit trees, a velvety lawn, and a
patio bordered with roses and shrubbery. The patio was
created out of bricks from the old Montevideo roundhouse,
which have mellowed with time to tones of cream, tan and
brown, and the overall effect is "Better Homes and Gar­
den-y."
  The Starbecks have several interesting hobbies. Fa!' a time
they were avid rock hounds, and their vacation trips took
them to rugged territory. In the basement you'll find all the
tools and equipment for cutting rock, together with a fine
collection of finished articles in a variety of precious and
semi-precious stones. There's a den in the basement, too­              Reloxing on their pot­
or call it the music room-for relaxing.                                io is just one ospect
   For a number of years Art and Phyllis also operated a               of grocious country
                                                                       living enjoyed by Art
successful nursery next to their home,	 but when it became
                                                                       ond Phyllis Storbeck.
less than a hobby and more like a full-time business, they             They are green­
sold out to other managers. Their current interest is oil              t hum b gardeners,
painting. Phyllis runs to the primitive type, and Art g'oes            ond for a while op­
in for scenery. Neither of them give "g'lob art" a second look.        eroted a successful
  It's nice living, too, for Kim, the dog. Their daughter,             nu rsery.
Audrey, is married and lives in Baldwin, Wis., and son Bob,
a petty officer third class in the Navy, is stationed at San
Dieg·o.




     AUDITOR OF EXPENDITURES OFFICE	        their home at 5743 W. Pensacola Ave.                  AUDITOR OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

                                            (Chicago 60634), and his daughter                                 OFFICE

        Ruth D. Brauneis, Correspondent     and son-in-law, who wore married
                                            last spring, have bought a home near­                      Marion J. Frank, Correspondent
   Rose Pattock of the paymaster's of­
fice and Viola Schmidt of the audit         by. In addition to keeping up his                      Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. E.
section surprised their friends and co­     home, Walter has taken on a part                    C. Gorley, who celebrated their 25th
workers by retiring.                        time job in a neighborhood shop.                    wedding anniversary on Dec. 2.
   Recent visitors to the office were                                                              Welcome to Walter "Bill" Meredith,
Russ Risberg, John Ritter, Sol Farley                OPERATING DEPARTMENT                       Walter Serdon and Ernest A. Lehman,
and John Tabor.                                                                                 who recently transferred into this of­
   Lena Carli, clerk in the paymaster's               Ashley Wilhite, Correspondent             fice.
office, is. wearing a beautiful engage­            Office of Vice President-Operation
                                                                                                   Our best wishes to Assistant Engi­
ment ring she received from Norman             Cigars and candy were passed out by              neer Richard F. Gross, who retired on
Potucci.                                    Ronald J. Skalski, statistical clerk in
            Nov. 30. Dick was honored with a
   Word was received that Flora Col­        the office of General Manager L. V. An­ 
           gathering of his friends and associates
lier, retired, passed away Nov. 7.
   Sincere sympathy to M. J. Schlee on
                                            derson, upon him and his wife Mar­ 
                                            a
                                                                                                who presented him with portable TV
                                            garet becoming the parents of a boy,                and other gifts. Mr. Gross began his
the' loss of his mother, to J. Manders      who was born at St. Elizabeth's Hospi­              railroad career in the engineering de­
on the loss of his dad, and to Fern         tal in Chicago on Nov. 30. He is their              partment in 1923 and transferred to
Jolle on the loss of her mother.            first child, and has been named Ronald              this office in 1929.
                                            Anthony.
                                               We are happy to report that Mrs.
  AUDITOR OF FREIGHT SETILEMENTS                                                                           TAX DEPARTMENT
                                            Viola Harrison, statistician in the office
   Belated condolences are extended         of Superintendent of Safety G. J.                      R. J. "Bob" Barnes, assistant tax
to Walter Stark, retired Lead review        Barry, returned to work the first week              agent, and his Wife, Gwen, are the par­
clerk, whose wife, Ann, passed away         in January, following a slight stroke               ents of twins, a boy and girl, who ar­
suddenly last year, following surgery.      for which she was confined to St. J 0­              rived at Resurrection Hospital in Chi­
She is survived also by a daughter,         sept's Hospital.in Chicago. Vi received.            cago on Christmas Day. They have
Mrs. John (Elaine) Adrowski, a son,         so many "get well" cards that she                   named them James and Julie. Mrs.
Howard, and three grandchildYen. Fa!'       could not acknowledge all, but wants                Barnes was formerly employed in the
the information of friends of the fam­      her friends who sent them to know                   claim prevention, refrigerator and
1ly, Walter is continuing to maintain       that they were certainly appreciated.               merchandise service department.
18                                                                                                   The Milwaukee Road Magazine
                                                            Golf Impressario With No Time to Play




HONORED BY THE PASSENGER DEPART­
MENT. Genevieve Sull ivan, veteran ticket
clerk in our Chicago city ticket office who
retired Dec. 31, cuts the "good luck" cake
at an open house in her honor. Being
served is G. W. Hyett, district manager­
passenger sales. Miss Sullivan had 43
years of service in Chicago, as a stenog­
rapher in the office of the general agent
passenger department and ticket clerk
since the second World War. She is a
sister of F. C. Sullivan, assistant chief rate
clerk for the department.                        Paper work for the Minnesota Golf Association overflows the Warehams' bed-sitting
                                                 roam. Here AI digs into details before calling it a day. (Minneapolis Star photo by
                                                 Jack Gillis)

                                                 ALTHOUGH A. W. "AI" Wareham hasn't                     clubs with a number of services, such
                                                 swung a golf club in almost three years,               as help with tax problems, course rat­
                                                 it would be hard to find a more dedicated              ings and a computerized handicapping
                                                 follower of the game.                                  system, and stands ready to help other
                                                    H seems that since he retired in 1965               clubs in any way it can. Minnesota is
                                                 as manager of the regional data office in              one of the few states which include pub­
                                                 Minneapolis, the activities of the Min­                lic links courses in the state golf asso­
                                                 nesota Golf Association have had first                 ciation.
                                                 claim on his time. AI's forte is manag­                   AI, who belongs to the Minneapolis
                                                 ing tournaments, and during the sum­                   Golf Club, was MGA president. from
                                                 mer a 15-hour day is the rule rather                   1956 to 1958, and then served on the
                                                 than the exception.
                                                                                                        board of directors until he was named
                                                    Eleven years ago the MGA (founded
                                                                                                         executive secretary two years ago. He
                                                 in 1901) consisted of six dues-paying
                                                 clubs and conducted one tournament­                     has been a member of the United States
JOINING THE BENEDICTS, Brakeman
                                                 the State Amateur. Today it includes                   Golf Association Public Links Com­
Howard Brewer of the Aberdeen Division                                                                  mittee for 36 years, and is active also
takes Miss Lois Kinder as his bride in a         110 clubs and conducts, in addition to
                                                 the State Amateur, the MGA Junior and                  in the MGA's Evans Scholarship pro­
pretty church ceremony at Kiester, Minn.,
Nov. 18. They are now living in Rose­            the Minnesota Fourball.                                gram.
mount, Minn.                                        The MGA also provides its member                       "I'm too busy to play golf," he says.


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                                                               ACTIVE EMPLOYE                                                    0 RETIRED EMPLOYE

                                                                                                                                                                                        19
                                                                                                        Electrical Foreman Bill Rogers has
  here's ho'W 'We're doing                                                                           transferred from Aberdeen, S. D., to
                                                                                                     the locomotive department in Minne­
                                                                                                     apolis.
                              Fourth Quarter                       Twelve Months                        Photographs of his new grandson
                              Ending De,cember 31,                  Ending December 31,              will have to satisfy General Diesel
                                                                                                     Shop Foreman Pat Sullivan for the
                            1967         I    1966               1967                 1966           time being. Pat's son and wife are sta­
                                                                                                     tioned in Hawaii with the Navy, and
RECEIVED FROM CUSTOMERS r                                                                            will bring their new son back to meet
 for hauling freight, passen-                                                                        "Grandpa Pat" when their orders
 gers, mail, etc              $69,142,974    $68,579,982      $262,125,322         $263,322,722      come through.

PAID OUT IN WAGES 27,277,323                  29,736,325       113,636,533          115,542,052
 PER DOLLAR RECEIVED                                                                                   Terre Haute Division
 (cents)                       39.5                  43.4              43.4                  43.9
                                                                                                               Frances Pettus, Correspondent

  Payroll taxes on account of                                                                           Office of Trainmaster-Traveling Engineer

  Railroad Retirement Act                                                                                              Terre Haute

 and Railroad Unemploy­
 ment Insurance Act ..... 2,994,615            2,977,629         12,165,512           11 ,515,053       Airman James G. Elder has COlU­
 PER DOLLAR RECEIVED                                                                                 pleted basic training at Lackland AFB.
 (cents)                         4.3                  4.3                4.6                  4.4    Tex. He has been assigned to the Air
                                                                                                     Force Technical Training Center at
ALL OTHER PAYMENTS                                                                                   Lowry AFB, Colo., for schooling as a
 for operating expenses,                                                                             munitions specialist. He is the son of
 taxes, rents and interest. 34,448,156        34,643,872       133,589,352           128,135,673
  PER DOLLAR RECEIVED                                                                                Conductor George M. Elder.
 (cents)                          49.8   f           50.5               51.0                 48.7       Eugene J. Weiland, son of Roadmas­
                                                                                                     tel' J. E. Weiland, has been promoted
Ordinary Income ..... 4,422,880          i   7,222,756         2,733,925             8,729,944       to Army specialist four at Ft. Riley,
                                                                                                     Kans. where he is serving as an X-ray
REVENUE CARS LOADED                                                                                  technician in the 424th Medical Clear­
 AND RECEIVED FROM                                                                                   ing Company at Irwin Army Hospital.
 CONNECTIONS:                                                                                            Conductor vVilliam F. Cazee passed
 Number of cars          . 268,770                                1,066,973            1,131,431     away Dec. 15. Mr. Cazee had been ill
                                                 283,035
 Decrease 1967 under 1966 -14,265                                  -64,458                           for some time, having retired on disa­
                                                                                                     bility in 1967 with 26 years service.
                                                                                                     He is survived by the widow, Mary;
                                                                                                     four sons, Ronald of Linton, Ind., and
                                                                                                     Michael, Jackie and Donald, all at
                                                                                                     home; the stepmother, Mrs. Esta
     VICE PRESIDENT-LABOR RELATIONS             tal', and Jane Ingram, head keypunch                 Cazee of Bedford; a half-brother and
                                                operator, have returned to work after                half-sister; and two grandchildren.
   Dennis Kir­                                  long medical leaves. It's nice to have
choff, son of L.                                                                                     Services were held at Jasonville, Ind.
                                                both of them back.                                   and burial was in Lebanon Cemetery.
R. Kirchoff, labor
                                Harry Graack. machine supervisor,                    John R. Grimes, retired engineer,
relations officer,
                             fell and broke his wrist on Dec. 24.                 died Dec. 18. Services were held at
was one of five
                                Healing time will be six to eight                    Clinton, Ind., with burial in Sugar
senior       men
                               weeks.                                               Grove Cemetery west of St. Bernice.
named to mem­ 
                                    vVe welcome the following new key­                Mr. Grimes retired in 1957 with 40
bership in Mace,
                               punch operators: Dorothy Roser, Rose                 years service.
local honor soci­ 
                             Scardine and Carolyn Love.                              James Homer Dowden, retired engi­
ety at Lawrence
                                                                                     neer, died Nov. 9 at Tel'l'e Haute. He is
University, A p­
pleton, Wis. He        Dennis Kirchoff

                                                      Twin City Terminals                            survived by the widow, Lillian; a son,
is head counselor
                                   TWIN CITIES CAR, LOCOMOTIVE AND
this year to freshmen men, and a var­ 
                   MATERIAL DEPARTMENTS     .
sity football, basketball and baseball
                    Edna M. Bowers, Correspondent
player. The Lawrence University Vik­ 
            Office of District General Car Foreman, Sl. Paul
ings finished the football season with a

                                                    Cal' Department Shop Schedule En­
record of eight wins and no losses.

                                                 gineer Kenny Beck and wife spent the
Dennis was named to the Midwest all­ 

conference team.
                                Christmas holidays in North Platte,
                                                 Neb., visiting his relatives, and also
                                                 toured the new UP hump yard; also
       ELECTRON IC DATA PROCESSING               one of the UP's new turbine engines.
                                                    The sudden death of Minneapolis
          Wynn Kasow, Correspondent
                                                 Car Inspector Gary Hollingsworth on
   Donald Nielsen, assistant console op­         Dec. 19 was a shock to his many
erator, and his wife, Darlene. became            friends and co-workers. He is survived
parents of their second girl, Christine,         by his wife, two young daugh tel's, and
on Oct. 31.                                      his brothel' Don, who also is a car in­
   Charles Abruzzi, programmer, and              spector in Minneapolis. Gary and Dan's              VETERAN STATUS. Three men in the re­
his wife, LaVonne, had their second              father was S. Hollingsworth, who was                gional data office at Minneapolis who
child, Ruth Ann, on Nov. 8.                      car foreman in Minneapolis for many                 have reached veteran status shown with
   Brian Buehler, clerk-messenger, re­           years preceding his death.                          new service passes issued to them in De­
signed to relocate in California.                   Locomoilve Machinist Dave Dunning                cember. Bill Benson, revising clerk (left),
   Wedding bells rang on Nov. 23 for             retired Jan. 1. His service dates back              has 22 years of service, and Dave McDon­
Merline King, keypunch operator, and             to 1920 and, except for a short period              aid, comptometer operator (center), and
Dan Williams.                                    in Deer Lodge, he was located in St.                Dale Stuber, machine operator, have 20
   Helen Mendonsa, keypunch opera­               Paul with the Milwaul,ee.                           years.

20                                                                                                         The Milwaukee Road Magazine
                                              ~-~~~~.~~-~~~-~-	                                                                                        ~-
                                                              JANUARY 1968 compared with January 1967
                                                                                                             NUMBER OF CARLOADS
                                              % of Total     loading of these commodities - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ­
                                                Revenue                                               JANUARY                      INCREASE
                                                obtained            INCREASED
                                                  from
                                              commodities          in 1968 over 1967                1968        1967        1968                  % of
                                                 shown                                                                    over   1967            increase

                                                7.2%        Lumber or Dimension Stock ...           4,181        3,736    +         445          + 11.9%
                                                6.1	        All Other Paper or Allied
                                                               Products                     .       5,777        5,683    +         94           + 1.7
CROSSING FLAGMAN RETIRES. A Silver
                                                4.3         Coal	                           .       9,607        8,127    +      1,480           + 18.2
Pass marking 45 years af service is pre­
                                                3.9         Motor Vehicles                  .       1,884        1,356    +        528           + 38.9
                                                3.1	        All Other Wood Products
sented Paul H. Faster, right, by Captain                       (lncl. Plywood)                      2,149        1,756    +         393          + 22.4
W. J. Bear of the rood's police force fol-'      2.8	       Primary Iron or Steel
lowing Foster's recent retirement as cross­                    Products                     .        2,761       2,296    +         465          + 20.3
ing flagman in Minneapolis. He started           2.4        Pulp or Pulp Mill Products ..            1,285       1,255    +          30          + 2.4
                                                 2.3	       Stone, Clay or Glass
in 1922 at the old Tenth Avenue Tower,
served later as a police patrolman in the
                                                               Products                     .        2,750       2,305    +         445          + 19.3
                                                 2.3	       All Other Transportation
South Minneapolis Shops, and during                            Equipment                    .       2,736        2,433    +         303          + 12.5
World War lias guard on the Short Line           2.3        Industrial Chemicals                    1,143          930    +         213          + 22.9
 Bridge, fram which he transferred to the        1.6        Fabricated Metal Products               1,408        1,286    +         122          + 9.5
Hiawatha Tower. In retirement, he intends        1.4	       Petroleum, Natural Gas or
to pursue his hobbies of deer hunting and
                                                               Gasoline      .... '.' .....          2,019       1,807    +         212          + 11.7
                                                 1.3	       Electrical Machinery or
fishing, having recently caught his limit                      Equipment                    .        1,103         888    +         215          + 24.2
of walleyed pike in Lake Mil Lacs.               1.2        Soybeans	                       .          777         725    +          52          + 7.2
                                                 1.0	       Dairy Products                  .        1,086         959    +         127          + 13.2
                                                  .9        Malt Liquors                    .        1,187       1,079    +         108          + 10.0
                                                  .6        Beverages (Except Malt
La.wrence; two daughters. !\II's. Doro­
thy ,¥ible, Vera Beach, Fla., and lvII's.
                                                               Liquors)                      .        751         700     +             51       + 7.3
                                                  .5        Coke Oven or Blast Furnace
Mary Alice Flaging, Silver Springs.                            Products                      .         795         586    +         209          + 35.7
Md.; six grandchildren and 13 great­            10.1        All Other Carload Traffic       .        5,770       5,410    +         360          + 6.7
grandchildren. He was a member of
the Central Christian Church where he           55.3%                                                                                            + 13.5%
was a deacon emeritus. Mr. Dowden
had retired in 1945 with 26 years serv­                      loading of these commodities	        I    JANUARY                     DECREASE
ice.
                                                                    DECREASED                     I
    Harley Taylor, retired conductor,                                                             I                          1968                 % of
died Nov. 28 of an apparent heart at­                             in 1968 under 1967              I 1968     1967         under 1967             decrease
tack at his home in Shelburn, Ind. He
retired in 1958 with 42	 yea rs service.        12.8%       Grain	                       .           7,485       7,827              342               4.4%
Surviving are the widow, Janie; a                4.2	       Meat (Fresh, Chilled or
brother,	 Emmett, Ottawa, Kan.; six                            Frozen)                        .      3,427       3,663              236                6.4
stepsons,	 Donald, Harold and Leslie             3.0        Grain Mill Products          .           4,690       4,852              162                3.3
Skinner of Tel'1'e Haute,	 Jack Skinner          3.0	       All Other Chemicals or
of Sullivan, Wayne Skinner, Clay City.                        Allied Products         .              2,700       2,788                  88             3.2
and Bob	 Effinger, Shelburn; and two             3.0	       All Other Food Products
                                                               (Incl. Sugar)                  .      2,251       2,605              354               13.6
stepdaughters, Mrs. Lillian Smith.                          Canned Fruits, Vegetables
                                                 3.0	
Terre Haute. and Mrs.	 Hazel vVaten­                           and Seafoods                          2,203       2,327              124                5.3
barger, Fontana, Calif. Burial was in            2.7	       All Other Primary Metal
Terre Haute.                                                   Products            .                 1,159       1,291              132               10.2
    We extend our sympathy to the fam­           2.3	       Freight Forwarder & Shipper
ilies of these former employes, and to                         Assn. Traffic                .        1,860       1,879               19                1.0
the families of Mrs. Thelma M. Wai­              1.9        Waste or Scrap Materials                 2,039       2,159              120                5.6
ters, mother of Retired	 Engineer V.i.           1.8	       Nonmetallic Minerals;
lVI. 'Walters; Mrs. Mabel C. Elliott,                          Except Fuels                          1,933       2,238              305               13.6
 mother of Switchman M. Elliott; Mrs.
                                                 1.6        Primary Forest Products                  3,941       4,266              325                7.6
                                                 1.5	       All Other Machinery
 lVIary L.	 Young. mother of Conductor                         (Except Electrical)                     685         706                  21             3.0
W. P. Young; and lVII's. Katherine                1.4       Farm Machinery or
 McClure Miller, all recently deceased.                        Equipment                             1,249        1,511             262               17.3
    Ray Verdeyen, a junior at Schulte              .6       Fresh Fruits and Vegetables                458          547                 89            16.3
 High School, Terre Haute. and son of              .6       Potatoes (Other Than Sweet).               393          420                 27             6.4
Yardmaster lVI. K. Verdeyen, was tlie              .5       All Other Farm Products
 recipient of a Knights of Columbus                             (lncl. Sugar Beets) ....               714         757                43               5.7'
                                                   .5       Metallic Ores ............•                154         323               169              52.3
 Sportmanship Award which is voted by
                                                   .3       Livestock                      , ..        293         307                14               4.6
 his teammates. He also won the "Star"
                                                   .0       Sma II Packaged Freight
 a ward which is given to the football                          Shipments (LCL Mdse.) ...               20          22                       2         9.1
 player making the most interceptions
 and fumbles recovered, intercepting             44.7%                                                          40A88	                                7.0%
 eight passes and recovering one fum­
 ble, for a total of nine stars for the         100.0%                                                                                            +    3.6%
 year.

 January-February, 1968                                                                                                                                       21
                                                         rill-right back where he started           were Elmer Jonas, brakeman; William
     La Crosse Division                                  from-remaining there as agent until        Farrell, machinist; Gus Johnson, COll­
           WISCONSIN VALLEY                              retiring. His plans include more hunt­     d uctor; Paul Jensen, roundhouse fore­
      Mildred G. Conklin, Correspondent
                 ing and fishing, and seeing some of the    man; Dewey Whitmore, Merrill agent;
        Trainmaster's Office, Wausau
                    country he has missed. A gift with         and Mrs. Katherine Loomis, clerk.
  U. E. Whitmore,                                        very best of wishes was presented to       Honorable mention was made of others
                                                         him by fellow workers.                     who were not present: Art Janz, engi­
top man on the
Valley seniority                                            Mrs. John Zander, 78, wife of re­       neer; Ed Gongware, cond uctor; Hugo
                                                         tired car foreman, passed away re­         Carlson, track department employe;
list of agent-op­
                                                         cently after a long illness. Funeral       and Ted Shrake, trainman. Also guests
erators, appropri­
                                                         services were held in St. Paul's Evan­     at the party were past presidents of the
ately chose to re­                                                                                  club, Mmes. Pearl Nee Curtis (the first
                                                         gelical Church with burial in Restlawn
tire just before                                         Memorial Park, Wausau. She was a           president), Emma Essells, Amanda
the 'deer hunting                                        member of the V\Tomen's Club and of        O'Brien    Weidner,     Della  Slomske
season - few, if                                         the Royal Neighbors of America.            Reische, Julia Sch ulz, Esther Brown,
any, of which he                                         Immediate survivors are her husband,       Gen Chamberlain and Pearl Jensen.
has missed over                                          three sons, six grandchildren and eight    Special welcome went to Del Wescott,
the years. After         D. E. Whitmore                  great-grandchildren.                       conductor, and Otto Zander, carman,
 51 years, it was                                           Mrs. Clara McCarthy, 75, the widow      retirees who have passed 90 years of
with a semi-feeling of regret and a lot                  of Conductor Robert McCarthy, died         age.
of memories that he left the service.                    suddenly recently. She was a member           Conductor Alvin Kasten presented a
   He recalled his first job as extra                    of the Women's Club at Wausau and          seniority list of trainmen, dated 1929.
third telegrapher in the old freight­                    of the B. of R. T. Auxiliary. Burial was   to Toastmaster Obermowe, who read
house at Merrill. A. J. Fries was agent                  in Calvary Cemetery, Tomahawk.             the names of some of the pioneer
at that time, Joe Fries the cashier,                        Mrs. R. F. Oakes, 84, the widow of      trainmen. Heading the list was Peter
Kate Fries billing clerk, and Slim Fries                 TBM Oakes and mother of Conductor          Hollinshead (deceased) who entered
assistant cashier. Milt Frye was yard                    George Oakes, passed away recently in      railroad service on the Valley in 1882,
clerk, Oscar Frazier janitor and yard                    St. Cloud, Fla., where she had made        at which time the division superin­
clerk. First trick telegrapher was Floyd                 her home for many years.                   tendent's office was located at Bab­
West, Ritz Parker second triCk, and                         The annual activities of Wausau         cock, Wis. Door prizes were distrib­
Fred Blanchfield third trick. Over the                   chapter of the \Vomen's Club began         uted and entertainment provided dur­
years Dewey worked as agent at Bab­                      with the yearly party honoring Valley      ing the dinner. After the dinner, Oper­
coc·k, star Lake and Sayner during the                   railroad employes who retired during       ator Mike Lepinski and Leona Pronold
tourist season, and as telegrapher at                    the past year. A social hour preceded      played the piano for group singing.
Wisconsin Rapids before becoming                         the dinner at the Hotel Wausau.            Leona is the wife of Retired Section
agent at Minocqua, where he served                       Trainmaster Obermowe was the master        Foreman Louis Pronold, formerly of
for 21 years before returning to Mer­                    of ceremonies. Retired guests present      Janesville, Wis.
                                                                                                       Othel' social events of the Women's
                                                                                                    Club were the Christmas luncheon for
                                                                                                    members and the Santa Claus party
                                                                                                    for the children of all railroad em­
                                                                                                    ployes. New club officers for 1968 are
                                                                                                    Mmes. Katherine Loomis, president;
                                                                                                    Carl Akey, first vice president; Ralph
                                                                                                    Chamberlain, second vice president;
                                  =

                                  1'"
                                POOR & COMPANY
                                                                                                    Norman Krueger, treasurer; Melvin
                                                                                                    Boernke, secretary;, and Harold Bros­
                                  Railway Products DivIsion

                           80 E. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 111. 60604

                                                                                                    trom, historian.
                            90 West Street, New York, N. Y, 10006


                                                                                                                       EAST END
                                        P. & M. PRODUCTS





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                                                                                                             Natalie R. Brunt, Correspondent

                                         • IMPROVED FAIR RaU Ancho<s          ~iTT!                     Assistant Superintendent's Office, Portage

                                         • XL-1 FAIR Rail Anchors

                                         • FAIR-FLEX Concrete Tie Fasteners
                                                                                                       Bob Chappell, senior at Portage
                                                                                                    High School and son of Engineer and
                                RAIL .JOINT PRODUCTS                                                Mrs. Lester H. Chappell, was named to
                                                                                                    the South Central Conference All-Star
                                         • Raja Joints                  ~
                                         • Raja Insulated Joints              0                     football squad. He was co-captain of
                                         • Raja Compromise J 011"1 ts   0                           the high school team and voted most
                                         • Raja Fibre Insulation                                    valuable player. Bob is also an out­
                                                                                                    standing basketball player.




                   h-""
                    MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS                                                     Traveling Engineer-Trainmaster and
                                         • Meca Rail and Flange Lubricators                         Mrs. A. E. Smith and their son, Alfred
                                         • MACK Reversible                                          Paul, moved to Portage in November,
                                                  ,o.o'''o,oo~                                      where Mr. Smith has headquarters.
                                                                                                       M. D. "Matt" Collins, retired engi­
                                                                                                    neer, died in Milwaukee on Nov. 21 at
                                                                                                    the age of 79. Mr. Collins was the fire­
                   .~.                                             ~                                man on the first Hiawatha, La Crosse
                                                                                                    Division. He retired seven years ago
                                                                                                    after more than 50 years' service with
                      PEERLESS EQUIPMENT PRODUCTS                                                   the Milwaukee. He was a member of
                                                                                                    the Knights of Columbus and its Quar­
                                         • Draft Gears
                                         • Rail Titan Batteries
                                                                                                    ter Century Club, the Catholic Order
                                                                                                    of Foresters and the BLE.
                                                                                                       Jacob J. Janda, 77, died on Nov. 23
                                                                                                    following an extended illness. Mr.
                                                                                  1799R             Janda worked at Portage for 40 years
                                                                                                    and retired in 1945 as a machinist
22                                                                                                        The Milwaukee Rood Magazine
Chief Dispatcher Davis Retires at Austin
                                                                                          r~  NLY
                                                                  Superintendent W. K.
                                                                                          ;: ROM
                                                                  Peterson presents the
                                                                  Davises with watches
                                                                  and other gifts ex­
                                                                                             EVANS ...
                                                                  pressing the wishes
                                                                  of their friends for
                                                                  many happy retire­
                                                                  ment years. Looking
                                                                  on is Assistant Gen­
                                                                  eral Manager D. O.
                                                                  Burke. (Austin Herold
                                                                  photo)




Cecil B. Davis, chief dispatcher at Aus­    official family.
tin, Minn., received a warm tribute            Mr. Davis started with the railroad
there the evening of Jan. 6 at a dinner     in 1919 as a mail handler at Charter
held in Queen of Angels Hall to mark        Oak, la., and after learning telegraphy
his retirement after 46 years of service.   and station work, became a full time
Eighty five of his friends braved 20        employe in 1922. In 1939 he was
below zero weather to attend. Besides       promoted to train dispatcher at Sioux
many local people, the group included
delegations from Chicago, Sioux City,
                                            City, where he later became chief dis­
                                            patcher. He transferred to Austin in
                                                                                          •.. the famous
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mason City,
Mitchell and area towns.
   A highlight of the evening was the
presentation of a railroad grade Ac­
                                            1956 for the consolidation of the
                                            IM&D Division.
                                               In the future, Mr. Davis plans to
                                            continue his activities as a ham radio
                                                                                                   "MdClM

cutron watch to Mr. Davis and a self­
winding calendar watch to his wife,
                                            operator. They include serving as radio
                                            officer for the Civil Defense unit of               ~AffNluwr

plus the wherewithal to buy another gift    Mower County; manager of Piconet,
of their choice. Superintendent W. K.       the emergency radio band for 13 south­         preven
Peterson was the master of ceremonies,      east Minnesota counties; and president
and Assistant General Manager D. O.
Burke extended the good wishes of the
                                            of the Austin Area Amateur Radio
                                            Club.
                                                                                          in tra it
                                                                                          Only Ev       -the leader in damage­
                                                                                          free ship, ing equipment-makes the
                                                                                          DF® L Mer, the DF-B one-piece
                                                                                          bulkhea ing system, and a variety
helper. He is survived by his wife; son,    dischaTge was employed by the Leo             of othe devices for protecting goods
Conductor Julius; daughter, Veronica        Burnett Advertising Agency in Chica­          shi~      by rail. And only Evans pro­
of Portage; two grandchildren and one       go, from which he resigned to go with
great-grandchild.                           NBC. He and his wife live in Olympia          vid     railroads and shippers with
   Retired Conductor Paul F. Heber­         Fields, Ill., and have a two-year-old         na . onwide service centers-free, on­
lein, 72, passed away at Columbia           son.                                          th\spot consultation by specialists
Manor in Wyocena on Dec. 7. He is                                                         inJu.amage-free shipping.
survived by four sons, a daughter, 17
grandchiidren and one great-grand­                   LA CROSSE AND WEST                   Evans, a producer of material handling de·
chiid.                                                                                    vices since 1915, also manufactures racks,
                                                    Corinne Bauer, Correspondent
         hooks, pallets, hoppers, tubs, and other special
                                                  Superintendent's Office, La Crosse
     material handling devices to order.
              MADISON AREA
                                                Mrs. Alfred (Lydia) Young, 78, wife
       Florence Mahaffey, Correspondent
           clo Agent, Madison, Wis.
                                            of the retired conductor, passed away                        Hal/mark   0'   Qualify Products
                                            suddenly in her home at La Crosse on
   Murray B. Ison, who was awarded          Nov. 30. She is survived also by a son,
one of our company's J. T. Gillick          Edwin. Burial was in Oak Grove Ceme­
Scholarships in 1958, has joined the        tery at Tomah, Wis.
National Broadcasting Company as an            Retired Engineer Theodore Comeau,
account executive for spot TV sales.        92, passed away in his home in Ona­
Murray, the son of Switchman and             laska, Wis., on Dec. 4. He is survived                            EVANS
Mrs. Kermit Ison of Madison, grad­          by his widow, Alice; two stepdaugh­                                PRODUCTS
uated from the University of Wisconsin      ters, Mrs. Howard Warren of Sioux                                  COMPANY
                                                                                                                PI't'MOU7Jf. MICHIGAN
with a BS degree in 1962 and received       City, la., and Mrs. Robert Medow of
a master's degree the year following.       Chicago; and one sister and one
                                                                                                          TRANSPORTA TION

He spent the next two years on De­          brother, both of Onalaska. Burial was                         EQUIPMENT GROUP

stroyer duty in the Navy, and after his     in Onalaska.                                          ··EP" ia • trademark of   EVanlII   Producta Company.


January-February, 1968                                                                                                                                    23
                                                     Mrs. Charles J. (Sylvia) Knapp, 72,
                                                   passed away in a La Crosse hospital on
                                                   Dec. 30. She is survived by her hus-
                                                   band; one daughter, Mrs. Fayne John-
                                                   son of Portland, Ore.; two sons,
                                                   Charles Wayne of Anaheim, Calif., and
                                                   Todd J. of Los Angeles; and one
                                                   brother, of Brice's Prairie, Wis. Burial
                                                   was in the Onalaska Cemetery.
                                                     Charles "Chuck" Kowalke has been
         Weed, Grass & Brush Control               appointed engineering aide on the La
     •   Water Treatments                          Crosse Division with headquarters at
                                                   La Crosse. He had been roadmaster,
     •   Fuel Oil Stabilizers                      chief carpenter and chief clerk at La
     •   Combustion Catalysts                      Crosse for a number of years.
     •   Wheel Flange Lubricators
          NALCO CHEMICAL COMPANY                           D &. I Division
     6216 W. 66th Place •    Chicago, III. 60638                                              FU LL Y ACCREDITED, David J. Schohc-
                                                      Savanna Chapter of the Women's
                                                                                              zinski (left) and James A. Wicinski dis-
                                                   Club held a Christmas dessert lunch-
                                                                                              play the certificates presented them re-
                                                   eon at st. Paul's Parish House, fol-
                                                                                              cently at Milwaukee Shops when they
                                                   lowed by a gift exchange. Action taken
                                                                                              completed their tinsmith apprenticeship.
                                                   at the business session included the
 A. R. BARNES &CO.                                 election of Mrs. L. H. Walleen as presi-
                                                   dent for 1968; Mrs. Lloyd Hinsch, vice
                                                                                              Present for the occasion is Tinsmith Arthur
                                                                                              H. Sweitzer, general chairman of the
                                                                                              Sheetmetal Workers Association.
                                                   president; Mrs. Albert Lahey, corre-
                                                   sponding secretary; Miss. Clara Cush,
       PRINTERS                                    recording secretary; and Mrs. Jess
                                                   Brock, treasurer.                             OFFICE OF SHOP SUPERINTENDENT
                                                                                                       -CAR DEPARTMENT
                                                        Milwaukee Shops                             Richard D. Andrews, Correspondent


           8111 N. S1. Louis Ave.                         LOCOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT
                                                            Carol Rader, Correspondent
                                                                                                 Henry Janicki, carman in the air
                                                                                              brake shop, with his wife, daughter
                                                                                              Carol, and several friends of the fam-
                 SKOKIE, ILL.                         Best wishes were extended to Hos-
                                                   tler Foreman Tommie Roberts, who re-
                                                                                              ily, were present for the ceremonies
                                                                                              in SS. Peter & Paul basilica in Rome
                                                   tired on Nov. 30 after 50 years of         on Dec. 21 at which his son Dennis
                                                   continuous service. Tommie began his       was ordained to the priesthood. Fa-
                                                   employment with the Road on Oct. 9,        ther Dennis attended St. Mary Pre-



                 lR:
     POWER PARTS COMPANY
              National Disttlbutors lor
                     Unlr0r,al
                                                   1927 as an engineer on the old R&SvV
                                                   Division, and held that position until
                                                   October 1956, when he was promoted
                                                   to hostler foreman.
                                                      Upon retiring, he was honored dur-
                                                   ing the lunch period by a gathering of
                                                                                              paratory Seminary, Crystal Lake,IlI.,
                                                                                              the novitiate of the Conventual Fran-
                                                                                              ciscan Fathers at Lake Forest, Ill.,
                                                                                              completed his philosophical studies at
                                                                                              Our Lady of Consolation Seminary,
                                                                                              Carey, Ohio, and received a bachelor
                and Stratol ex, Inc.               foremen from the Shops. Coffee was         of arts degree in philosophy from the
Serving the Railroad Industry 24                   served, and a cake decorated with a        University of Dayton in 1964. He com-
hours a day, continuously for over                 picture of a steam engine marked the       pleted his priestly studies at the Sera-
twenty-one years.                                  occasion. Hostler Walter Kroening pre-     phicnm, the order's international col-
 All orders are shipped the same                   sented him with a model of a Mil-          lege in Rome, and will receive a
 day as received. OUT motto is "Fire               waukee Road diesel locomotive, and an      licentiate in sacred theology this June.
 Wagon Service" on all orden.                      envelope containing a gift of cash from
                                                   various employes who had worked un-
                                                   der his jurisdiction. Tommie is a past
                                                   president of the Travelers. During his
                                                   retirement he plans to visit Phoenix,
                                                   Ariz.




                                                                       Best for older
         The year-'round

     motor oil that can            Mobil                              cars • a "must"

     double engine life!                                               for new cars!
                                                              ®
                                                                                              FIFTY ONE YEARS OF INJURY-FREE
                                                                                              SERVICE are represented in the Gold Pass
                                                                                              being presented to Charles Siegel, Mil-
                                                                                              waukee Terminals engineer, by District

             Mobil Oil Corporation                                                            Master Mechanic E. J. Mueller, when
                                                                                              Siegel recently retired. Standing by is Re~
                                                                                              tired Engineer E. J. Brown. These three
                                                                                              men, together, have 135 years of service
                                                                                              without an injury.

24                                                                                                  The Milwaukee Road Magazine
                                                                                                WHA TEVER' YOU DO,

                                                                                           BANK AT THE
                                                                                               FIRST
                                                                                            WISCONSIN



                   Nice Work, If You Can Get It
    Here's a profitable way for a senior railroader to spend his time, according                    Wisconsin's largest
    to Paul B. Leitner, retired Sioux City engineer now living in Sonora, Calif. The
    train is owned by Rev. C. H. Seitz, son of a S:mta Fe station agent and friend                        bank
    from Mr. Leitner's Sioux City days, who is presently pastor of the Antioch,
    Calif., Seventh Day Adventist Church. He has used it in youth camp work.
       Last summer Mr. Seitz was invited to set up the train in the newly created                    Next-door neIghbor to
    pork at Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, Calif., and Mr. Leitner is shown assist-                         all Milwauke.
    ing with activities that followed the gold spike ceremony. More than 300 rode
    it that day. The railroad is sponsored by the city counCil, Chamber of Com-
    merce, and various individuals and corporate organizations. Children ride
    free, and to dote the train has carried about 5,600 passengers.                              FIRST
                                                                                              WISCONSIN
WITH A HOST OF GOOD WISHES. Hor- >
ace'M. Gittins, chemist in the test de-                                                       NATIONAL
portment at Milwaukee Shops (left), re-
ceives a watch and a plaque expressing
the sincere wishes of his immediate co-
                                                                                                BANK
workers for a healthy, enjoyable retire-                                                            OF MILWAUKEE
ment. Doing the honors is M. L. Benzer,
engineer of tests. Upon retiring recently,
Mr. Gittins hod 32 years of service.                                                                        Member
                                                                                                         Federal DeposIt
                                                                                                           Inturanc.
                                                                                                          Corporation




                                                MILWAUKEE                                                        MOST
                                                   NEW                                                          MODERN
                                                COMMUTER                                                         BRAKE
                                                   CARS                                                        EQUIPMENT
                                                                            26 Valve   Cobra Shoe    GB Unit



LAST DAY ON THE JOB for Milwaukee
                                                From the air supply to the friction on the wheels-WESTINGHOUSE
Terminals Conductor Sam J. Colletti, cen-             AIR BRAKE COMPANY enhances its position as the leader
ter, was Dec. 31. Extending good wishes
are Trainmaster George Johnson, left, and       in the Best In Braking! We are proud that our equipment was specified
Yardmaster Jerry Fans. He retired with                 on the new Double Deck cars for this important function
more than 40 years of service, starting
in 1920 as a switchtender, and as con-                                    SAFE BRAKING!
ductor on the Humboldt line since 1933.

January-February, 1968                                                                                                       25
  Milwaukee Terminals                           olet Gilbert and Jan SymlCek, were
                                                hostesses on Dec. 15 at a coffee and
            REGIONAL DATA OFFICE                cake treat for the employes. Needless
                                                to say, it was delightful and we extend
            Pearl Freund, Correspondent
                                                our thanks to these ladies for their
   A holiday get-together was enjoyed           thoughtfulness and expression of good
by the regional employes at Kug-                will. Without realizing, we were also
Iitsch's on Dec. 3. In addition to the          celebrating our boss' birthday.
usual refreshments, a buffet of hot and            Assistant Cashier Willard Kinast
cold dishes was served. Music and               managed to deepen his tan in Decem-
dancing were the order of the evening.          ber but not in Milwaukee's climate. He
The real swingers, naturally, were the          spent the remaining two weeks of his
younger set, but devotees of the polka,         vacation in Nassau.
etc., were equally enthusiastic. Kitty             June Stanlee, rate clerk, attended
Koralewski, Barbara McPhee and                  the NARBW luncheon of the iVIilwau-
Karen Mustard handled all arrange-              kee chapter in Chicago on Dec. 3 at
ments and received some assistance on           Kungsholm.
the side from the respective husbands,             Jerome Hofkes, inbound rates, spent          FORTY FIVE-YEAR SILVER PASS is pre-
David, Jim and John. An exchange of             Christmas with his sister's family in           sented Calvin Kent, steamfitter at Mil-
gifts proved both attractive and funny.         Minneapolis. Raymond Klapa, carload             waukee Shops, with the congratulations of
   Carolyn Dombrowski acted as chair-           bill clerk, went to his home in Oshkosh         Shop Superintendent R. P. Drew (right)
man in charge of arrangements for the           for the holidays. Walter Beaman and             and Steamfitting Foreman K. W. Trout.
Christmas luncheon held Dec. 21 in              his family spent the New Year week-             While most of Colvin's service has been
the office. 'While everyone contributed         end at his parents' home in Menomi-             in the Milwaukee shops and terminals, he
to the event, a great deal of credit is         nee, Wis.                                       also handles maintenance work throughout
due the women who provided and pre-                Former Secretary and Timekeeper              the railroad system. He and his wife, Lor-
pared the food and who contributed              Patricia Ogden and husband Tom paid             raine, enjoy traveling and fishing.
the wonderful assortment of Christmas           a quickie visit after Christmas. The
baking.                                         Ogdens now live in Houston, where
   The wives of our manager and as-             Tom is with the MKT.
sistant managers, Nadine Groves, Vi-               Larry Gleason, rate clerk, who had
                                                                                                the misfortune of breaking his ankle
                                                                                                last fall and who has been putting up
                                                                                                with a cast and cru tches, etc., had a pin
                                                                                                removed from the injured area in De-


        The6 n®
                                                                                                cember and reports everything in A-1

            rilli                                The Anchor®                                    condition.
                                                                                                   Your correspondent had a very spe-
                                                                                                cial visitor during the holidays from
                                                                                                Anaheim, Cal., namely a new grand-

            pressure                             composition                                    daughter, Karen Marie. She is the
                                                                                                neWly-adopted daughter of son Rich-
                                                                                                ard and his wife, Mary Ellen. Richard
                                                                                                is on a six-year transfer with A-C Elec-

            poured                               tread
                                                                                                tronics at Downey, Cal.

                                                                                                                 AGENCY
                                                                                                   Joseph Hoerl, assistant chief clerk,

            steel wheel                          brake shoe                                     entered Misericordia Hospital for eye
                                                                                                surgery.
                                                                                                   Sympathy is extended to Mike
                                                                                                Kurth, yard clerk at Menomonee Belt,
                                                                                                on the death of his wife Dec. 14 at
                                                                                                their home in Pewaukee.
                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Stelzel an-
                                                                                                nounced the arrival of a baby boy on
                                                                                                Nov. 1. They now have two girls and
                                                                                                four boys, the newest named Keven
                                                                                                Lewis, and the oldest a boy, 15, named
                                                                                                Mike. Ken is a yard clerk at Gibson
                                                                                                District.
                                                                                                   The agency celebrated Christmas
                                                                                                with a wonderful luncheon in the office
                                                                                                Dec. 29. Les Carlson, grain clerk, pre-
                Lasts longer          tougher      Longer shoe and wheel life due to            pared all the food, giving the employes
                                                                                                the benefit of his professional training
                flange and tread     only two      more stable frictional characteristics       as a chef. In generosity, Les also pre-
                tape sizes .... 100% ultra-        .... less braking force required ....        pared a delicious cake and sent it to
                sonic and magnaglo inspected.      lower maintenance per train mile.            the regional office. The agency is fortu-
                                                                                                nate in having a young man with good
                                 ®LJ                                                            working qualities, and such talent be-



                                        "'~?,~,~~:,~
                      .           QJ                                   WHEEL                    sides.


                     •                                                                          Sign over entrance to a Little League
                                                   ON'   a.   THO   Amsted
                                                                    INDUSTRIES              -
                                                                                                ballpa'rk: ((.A. Diamond Is a Boy's Best
                                                                                                Friend."

26                                                                                                    The Milwaukee Road Magazine




      , I
                                                                        Tom Roberts, hostler
                                                                        foreman at Milwau-
                                                                        kee Shops <second                  SERVING THE AMERICAN
                                                                        from left), is present-
                                                                        ed a Gold Pass by E.                  RAILROADS WITH
                                                                        A. Rogers, g en era I               QUALITY GLASS AND
                                                                        foreman of the diesel
                                                                        house, upon retiring                 BUILDING PRODUCTS
                                                                        with 50 years of serv-
                                                                        ice. Adding their
                                                                                                             FOR OVER 30 YEARS
                                                                        good wishes are Dis-
                                                                        trict Master Mechanic                  CADILLAC
                                                                        H. W. Reinold and                        CLASS          2100 S. Peoria St.
                                                                        Hostler Walter Kroen-                                    Chicago, Ilinois
                                                                                                                  CO.
                                                                        ing, who is present-
                                                                        ing Roberts with a
                                                                        mod e I of a die s e I             Phone: MOnroe 6-9800 tor
                                                                        locomotive.                                    Prices and additional detail,



                                             Service Passes Awarded
                                                                                                          Afine tradition among
                                                        Gold 50-Year Passes
                                             Claywell, Earl K., switchman---------Crete, III.             American railroads
                                             Conklin, M. G., trainmaster's steno.--Wausau Wis
                                             Glanching, John, engineer------Milwaukee: Wis:
                                             Horatt, Marie M., head c1erk-------Berwyn, III.
                                                                                                          m. American Steel
                                                                                                          W FDundries
                                             Johnson, C. 0., sales agent- - - - - - Park Ridge, III.
                                             I<oltunski, D., ret'd. machinist---Milwaukee, Wis.
                                             I<osen, Hattie, mileage clk.--------Chlcago, III.
                                             Maloney Robert, cashier-----------Chicago, II.
                                             Rooney, Peter E., yardmaster----Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                                                                          Acknowledged leader in
                                             Ruckman, Earl E., switchman--------Crete, III.
                                             Seehausen, Herbert, engineer---------Crete, III.
                                             Siegel, Charles, engineer-----------Chicago, III.
                                                                                                          freight car trucks
                                             Van Cleave, C., section laborer- - - Blakesburg, la.
                                             Vaughan, H. R., clerk------------Ottumwa, la.
                                             Vollbrecht, W. H., machinist----Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                                                                          and components
RETIRING FROM SWITCHING in the                         Silver 45-Year Posses                              SIDE FRAMES AND BOLSTERS
Milwaukee Terminals, Maynard E. Sperle,                                                                   • ASF RIDE CONTROL"' TRUCKS
                                             Bubolz, Pau I, upholsterer- - -- - - - - Milwaukee,Wis.      • ASF RIDEMASTER® TRUCKS
center, bids good-by to Superintendent       Carpenter, G. E., ticket clerk------Wausau, Wis.
                                                                                                          • ASF 6-WHEEL TRUCKS
R. H. Love, right, and Assistant Superin-    Cross, R. G., section foreman--------Perry, la.
                                             Ellingson, Carl A. M., clerk----Red Wing, Minn.              • COUPLERS AND YOKES
tendent F. A. Deutsch. He had been em-       Elsenbrock, C. E., brakeman -------Chicago, III.             • DRAFT SILL END CASTINGS
ployed in the terminals since 1941, and      Foster, P. H., ret'd. f1agman--Minneapolis, Minn.            • CAST STEEL BRAKE BEAMS
also had several years service on the Wis-   I<owalski, Bruno, car inspector- - - - - - - - Niles, III.   • ASF RIDE CONTROL® PACKAGES
                                             I<uchvalek, Joseph, carman------Bensenville, III.            • SIMPLEX® UNIT SNUBBERS
consin Valley line.                          Michaels, Conrad, engineer------Chesterton, Ind.             • EXTENDED L1FE® COIL SPRINGS
                                             Moseley, A., buffet attendant-------Chicago, III.            • ASF UNIT® BRAKES· ROTOR BRAKES
 MUSKEGO YARD & PASSENGER STATION            Mowrer, Stephen, engineer---------Chicago, III.              • SIMPLEX®UNIT CYLINDER CLASP BRAKES
                                             Richland, Catherine, ret'd. secy--Des Plaines, III.          • HARDENED PINS AND BUSHINGS
       Grace M. Johnson, Correspondent       Shrake, Irvin M., conductor---------Savanna, III.            • SPRING TESTING DEVICES
       Office of General Superintendent      Stickler, G. E., asst. auditor of exp.--Chicago, III.        • FORGED AND MACHINED PRODUCTS.
                                             Thompson, Thomas, agt.-opr.-----Hopkins, Minn.
   Russ Marsh, train clerk on the            Vermullen, C. P., conductor-----Escanaba Mich.
Burnham Bridge third shift, passed           Weiland, P., ret'd. sect. foreman--Alceste~, S. D.
                                             Weseman, G. A., claim acct.--------Chicago, III.                 I1D American Steel Foundries
a.way Dec. 3 at the age of 78 . . . .        Williams, John, car inspector-----Bensenville, III.                                 ......
                                                                                                                                ._ -f)J!I~t~.'!
John Manders Sr., retired car record
clerk, on Dec. 6. . . . and Mrs. Lloyd
Gillard, wife of train clerk at Stowell
station, on Dec. 5.
   Hunting News: Out of the more
than 40 Milwaukee Terminals deer-                            Analysis) Procurement and Management of Industrial
hunters, Roger Brandenberg got a 4-
point buck; Mrs. Richard Johnson,
                                                                              and Personal Insurance Programs
wife of C&M Division brakeman, got a
spike buck; Miles Cronce, Muskego
caller and his wife, 2 bucks and a doe;
and Switchman "Dot" Musselman a
1 O-poin t buck-the biggest. Switch-
men Don Christian and George Aposto-
                                                                         LANNAN &                                 CO.
loff qualified for "camp meat" (special                                                 INSURANCE
permit for a group of four hunters to
get one extra deer). La Crosse Brake-
man Russell Wyman brought home an                                                       WA bash 2-7187
8-point buck, Mike Egan a 5-pointer,
and Switchman Merlin Hodel a spike
buck.                                                                                     •    CHICAGO.
   One new baby to report. Stationmas-
ter Ray Thomas and the lVII's. became                 MINNEAPOLIS •                           PITTSBURGH •                  NEW YORK
the proud parents of Andrew Ryan on
Armistice Day, Nov. 11.

January-February, 1968                                                                                                                                 27
       Off Line Offices                                                                          Chicago Terminals
            CLEVELAND, OHIO                                                                                GAlEWOOD
                            Milwaukee
                                                                                                    Contributed by Judy Parsons
                          Road people here
                          weI' e interested                                                    It's an~ther boy for Terry Madigan,
                          in the marriage                                                   reconSlgnmg clerk, and his wife. Mark
                          on Jan. 27 of Co-                                                 Norbert made his entrance into the
                          lette Ann Park,                                                   world on Oct. 13.
                          granddaughter of                                                     Still on 0ur sick list at this writing
                          C. M. Park, to                                                    are Edna Trumbull, car record clerk,
                          Thomas W. Mc-                                                     Cathenne Broda of the regional data
                          Farland at St .                                                   offi~e, Charles Arnolde, Sam Riggio,
                  ..II1II Jam e s Catholic                                                  EmIl Rackow, Arthur Staples Joe
     Colelte Park         Ch urch in subur-                                                 Sylvester, and Joe Imundo of the' Gale-
                          b a n Lakewood.                                                   wood platform.
MI'. Park, who retired as our general                                                          Sorry to report that Jim Kostoff, as-
agent in Pittsburgh, now makes his                                                          sembler at the freight house who re-
home in Lakewood. COlette, the daugh-                                                       tired in October, passed awa; Jan. 11.
ter of Dr. and Mrs. Milton C. Park, was       BACK FROM VIET NAM, Staff Sgt. Mil-              vVe are pleased to welcome Joe
grad uated from Ursaline College and          ton C. Park Jr., 0 grandson of Retired        Blum and Bob Colletti of the freight
is a medical technologist at Lakewood         Generol Agent C. M. Pork, is shown with       office. J. S. Wysoczan, D. F. Sullivan
Hospital.                                     his Wife, a nurse at Nellis Air Force Base.   and J. M. Meyers of the freight house.
                                              He is the holder of an Air Force Medal.       home from military leave. Also, Bob
         SOUTHEASTERN REGION                  Mr. Park, who retired os general agent        Colburn, switching abstract clerk.
                                              at Pittsburgh, now lives in the Cleveland,    after a sick lea ve, and Barbara Long~
   E. P. Schilling, district manager of                                                     ley, who carne to the regional data
our Atlanta agency, was elected rail          Ohio suburb of Lakewood.
                                                                                            office from Fullerton Aven ue.
director of the Traffic and Transporta-                SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.                   Sympathy was extended to Clarence
tion Club of Atlanta on Dec. 11. He is                                                      Henderson. car record clerk, on the
also entertainment chairman of the Off           R. L. Gust, sales representative,
                                                                                            death of his mother, Ida, after a long
Line General Agents Association in            served as co-chairman of the Fresno           illness.
that city and president of the Off Line       Transportation Club's 1967 golf ou t-
                                                                                               On Dec. 20, we welcomed back the
Investors Club. MI'. Schilling has been       ing. He is now writing the "Stop, Look
                                                                                            following retired employees: A. E.
very active in traffic circles in his ter-    and Listen" (railroad industry) col-          Wal'd, retired agent, W. J. Roach, J.
ritory since assuming his present po-         umn of the club's monthly publication,
                                                                                            J. Connolly, Herman Hanson, Fl'ank
sition on Dec. 1, 1965.                       The Waybill.
                                                                                            Phillips. Joe Rooney, Emily Young,
                                                                                            Norma Gunderson, Grace Proctor and
                                                                                            Sidney Beaubien. A lovely dinner was


             fi!P",ith/8~@:~

                                                                                            served by the freight office and data
                                                                                            office employes, with the assistance of
                                                                                            members of the Women's Club who
                                                                                            furnished coffee and cake for the en-
                                                                                            tire office and freight house forces.
               For guaranteed quality, service                                              A big thank you to Dorothy Parsons,
                                                                                            retired switching clerk, Who did a
                 and deliveries that always                                                 wonderful job as chairman of this af-
                                                                                            fair. An added feature of the day -
               meet your building schedules"                                                Mr. Joynt, agent, presented to R. W.
                                                                                            Maloney, cashier at Healy, a Gold
                       specify APEX                                                         Pass recognizing 50 years of faithful
                                                                                            service.


                                                                                                        DIVISION STREET
                   • Hydra-Buff end-of-car hydraulic                                               Carolyn DiCicco, Correspondent
                     cushioning
                                                                                               Michael Caffarella, who worked as
                   • Cushion Ride hydraulic cushioning                                      a stoweI' in the Union Street district
                     for underframes                                                        during the summel' months while fur-
                                                                                            thering his ed ucation, has been making
                 , • Running boards, brake steps,                                           his career with the Western Electric
                     grating products                                                       Company. He wa.s recently promoted
                                                                                            from a section chief in the accounting
                   • Boxweld brake beams 18,000 lb.                                         service organization at Hawthorne to
                     hanger, 18,000 and 24,000 lb. unit                                     department chief rank, and transferred
                   • Hatch covers, glass fiber                                              to Montgomery, Ill. Michael graduated
                     reinforced plastic products                                            from De Paul University in 1959 with
                                                                                            a bachelor of science degree in com-
                   • Defect card holders                                                    merce. After a tour of du ty with the
                                                                                            Marines, he joined Western Electric at
                                                                                            the Hawthorne works in 1960 as a staff
                                                                                            trainee in the works comptroller's or-
                                                                                            ganization. He became an auditor a
                                                                                            year later, was promoted to section
                                                                                            chief in the auditing organization in
                  &[P~br        RAILWAY PRODUCTS CO.                                        1964, and is now the new accounting
                                                                                            head. His father, Ralph, is a cheCk
            '332 S. MICHIGAN AVE., CHICAGO, ILL. 60604                                      clerk at the GalewQod freight house.

28                                                                                                The Milwaukee Road Magazine
                                                                                                                                         ®
                                                        TOPS IN SAFETY. Milwau-
                                                        kee Terminal Engineer R.
                                                        H. "Ray" BI iesner, with his
                                                        Wife, san Donald and daugh-
                                                        ter-in-Iaw, farmed this hap-
                                                                                        KIRIIE                                               r
                                                        py family group an Ray's
                                                        last day of work, Dec. 29.
                                                        One reason for the big
                                                        smiles could be that, during
                                                        mare than 50 years of serv-
                                                        ice, Ray had an unblemished
                                                                                        CABLE  For dependability in actual
                                                                                               use, no other cable matches
                                                                                                                                             i




                                                        safety record. In his case,            Kerite. We believe you will
                                                        safety was -    you'll pardon
                                                        the expression -     no acci-
                                                                                               be impressed by the evi-
                                                        dent.                                  dence. Write.
                                                                                         THE KERITE COMPANY
                                                                                        Ge-..t Offl.. -~ an"ch Street, New YCMlr. 7, N. Y.
                                                                                            SALES OFFICES: Blrminlliham, Bo!!..on,
   John Blaine, retired stoweI', suffered   of Superintendent Bill from Deer                Chicago, Dalla., Denver, Devon,. Pa.
                                                                                            Emeryville, Calif., Glendale, Calif.,
'" stroke in November and passed away
at the end of December. . . Sympathy
                                            Lodge.
                                               Jim Gregerson left the railroad Jan.
                                                                                            Lake Wale., Fla., lIletalre,
                                                                                                    La., Portland,
                                                                                                                         ..... =---
                                                                                                                              €a)
was extended to Frank Pollak, stoweI',      1 to work for Consolidated Freigh t-                    Beattie.               •
on the death of his brother Joseph in       wa.ys. Jim wanted everyone to know                       .                            1
                                                                                                                              I:IDD1
December.                                   he appreciated their cooperation while
                                            working for the Milwaukee, and we                            it'. ,b. KERITE insulatio"
               BENSENVILLE                  extend good luck to him in his new                           ,bat male.. 'b. dill.r."ce
                                            assignment.
        Delores Barton, Correspondent          On Nov. 11, Fireman Scott D. Bass
                                            was married to Linda Smith at the
   During the last few months, quite
                                            First Methodist Ch urch in Franklin
a number of our engineers in Chicago        Park, Ill. Scott is the son of Clair
Terminal retired-Engineers Pat Ma-
honey, Mike Tatt, Gordon Ray, CharlIe
                                            Bass, chief clerk to the superintendent
                                            at Bensenville, and Linda is the daugh-
                                                                                        young fllJefal
Wall, Ed Krupinski, Charlie Siegel
                                            ter of a mechanical foreman for the
and George Dappen, representing 322
years of service to our railroad. Our
                                            Soo Line at Schiller Park. Before be-       proJucftJ, !Jnc.
                                            coming a Milwaukee Road employe,                  FORMERLY YOUNG & GRE:ENAWALT CO.
very best wishes to all for a long, hap-
                                            Scott had completed three years as a
py and healthy retirement.                                                                               Manufacturers of
                                            hospital corpsman in the Navy, with
   On Dec. 20, Division Engineer Ben-
                                            the last 13 months serving the Ma-          •   Corrugated Metal Pipe Culverts.
ner's office welcomed Donald Sloat as
junior engineer. On Jan. 2, Ivy Bolton      rines at Okinawa.                           •   Corrugated Metal Perforated Pipe.
left the superintendent's office to work                                                •   Structural Plate Pipe.
                                                        WESTERN AVENUE
in the car department at Milwaukee,                                                     •   Tunnel Liner Plates.
and Doris Thompson has replaced her            The sleeping and dining car depart-
                                                                                            and ALLIED PRODUCTS
as road master-signal department clerk.     ment held an open house on Dec. 14
   The end of December introduced           for five employes who had retired with-               1011 E. 148th Street
Superintendent and Mrs. Stuckey to          in recent months-F. W. Schaefer, C.                          P. O. Box 717
the roll of grandparents. Son Bill, in      L. Thomas, S. P. Jackson, Frank John-
                                            son and 'William Carpenter. All are             East Chicago, Indiana 46312
the Air Force at Seattle, and his wife
had a daughter born Dec. 22.
   Sympathy was extended to the fam-
ily of Yardmaster Julius Parth who
passed away Oct. 28; to Mrs. Chester
J. Olsen on the passing of Engineer
Olsen Dec. 29; to Mrs. W. A. Goetz
on the passing of Engineer Goetz
Dec. 7; to the family of Switchman
K. F. Dally, who passed away sudden~
lyon Jan. 15; and to Trainmasters
Huart and Curley on the loss of their
sister and mother.
   Congratulations are extended to
Switchman E. T. Daly and wife on the
birth of their first child, a son born                UNION REFRIGERATOR TRANSIT LINES
Oct. 8; and also to the Wayne Helfer
family on addition No.9.                                        4206 N. GREEN SAY AVE
   At this writing, Switchmen Jack
Logue, George Jones, George Rohde                                 Milwaukee, 12, Wisconsin
and W. H. Nevell Sr., and Yardmaster
Tom Walsh are on the sick list. We
hope they will be back soon.
   Have advice from Superintendent
Bud McCanna of the IHB (formerlY
assistant superintendent at Bensen-
ville) that son Butch is attending the
University of Montana at Missoula
studying forestry science. He has as
a roommate Tom Plattenberger, son

January-February, 7968                                                                                                                  29
                                                    well known to the traveling public, as     carpentry and I' epa i l' maintenance,
                           let                      well as to Milwaukee Road people.          which he enjoys.
                                                       The senior member of the group was         Mr. Carpenter, who started in 1940
         BUCKEYE
          carry your freight
                                                    Mr. Schaefer, who made his first stu-
                                                    dent trip on the Copper Country Lim-
                                                    ited in 1920. Subsequently he worked
                                                                                               as fourth cook and advanced rapidly
                                                                                               to chef on the business cars, had
                                                                                               worked since that time for all of the
                                                    as a parlor car conductor on all of our    company's presidents, from Mr. Scand-
                        safely                      trains except the Pioneer Limited -        rett up to the present, Mr. Crippen. He
                                                    Pacific Limiteds 19 and 20 to Omaha,       has served many notables, inc! uding
                                                    the old joint train to Oakland. Calif..    Eleanor Roosevelt, Kate Smith and
                                                    and the Columbian and Olympian. Up'        Charles Lindberg, and for a long
     .;.... .,.,.;;i] Steel Castings from Buckeye   on retiring, he said he intends to do
                                                    just what he wants to, and tchen he
                                                                                               period was personal chef to the chair-
                                                                                               man of the board of the Anaconda Cop-
                        include TRUCK BOLSTERS
                        • TRUCK SIDE FRAMES.        wants to. He is interested in the stock    per Co. Since his retirement he has
                        BUCKEYE CoR (Cushion-       market, and spends several days a          been busy selling insurance.
                        Ride) TRUCKS. C·R PACK-     week watching the boards on La Salle          Steward Walter Readus' son Ray-
                        AGE UNITS. BUCKEYE          Street.
                        HIGH CAPACITY 6 and 8                                                  mond was recently named to the
                        WHEEL TRUCKS. COU-             Next in seniority was Frank John-       Honors List at Illinois State College,
                        PLERS • COUPLER DRAFT       son, who started as third cook in April    Chic~.go, where    he is a sophomore
                        YOKES. DRAFT SILL           of 1926, and was promoted in quick         majoring in biology. A letter from the
                        CASTINGS • HYDRAULIC        order to chef. His first assignment was
                        CUSHIONED UNDER·                                                       president of the college read in part,
                        FRAMES • MISCELLANE·        on the Pioneer Limited's famous din-       "The reputation of an institution of
                        OUS FREIGHT CAR CAST·       ing cal'. the Dan Healy. From that he      higher learning is greatly enhanced
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                                                                                               when its able students achieve aca-
                                                    Hiawathas, when they were still called     demic excellence. Your efforts have
                                                    the Fast Mails, and later transferred to   brought honor to you and to the Col-
                                                    the City trains. In his 41 years of
                                                                                               lege." Upon graduating from Park
                                                    service, Mr. Johnson never had a per-
                                                    sonal injury-an outstanding safety         Manor High School, Raymond was
                      COLUMBUS, OHIO
                                                    record, and particularly so for a chef     granted an Illinois State scholarship,
                                                    working in kitchens.                       but was not eligible to accept it, since
                                                       Mr. Thomas, whose service dated         his father's income exceeded the
                                                    from June, 1926, retired from service      amount specified under the rules to
                                                    as a porter 011 the Hiawatha parlor        qualify for scholarship aid.
                                                    cars. Upon retiring, he said that he
     MECHANICAL RUBBER GOODS                        had thoroughly enjoyed working on the
          V Belts and Sheaves                       railroad, and feels that railroading has
                                                    played an important role in his life. In
          Transmission Belting                      the future, though, he will be more        Earns Boy Scout Merit Medal
                                                    than busy at his other occupation -                              AT a Boy Scout
          Diesel Fueling Hose                       that of a dentist.
                                                                                                                      Court of Honor
                                                       Mr. Jackson has been with our com-
          Fire Hose                                 pany since 1936, spending his first                               held recently in
                                                    years as a waiter on runs between Chi-                            the Harlowton,
     Hose and Belting For All                       cago, Milwaukee and Madison. When                                 Mont., Youth Cen-
            Purposes                                the Olympian Hiawatha went into serv-                             ter, Robert Pem-
                                                    ice he was assigned to it, and re-                                berton, son of En-
                                                    mained on that run until 1961, when                               gineer R. L. Pem-
 CHICAGO RAILROAD SUPPLY COMPANY                    he was assigned to the City of Port-                              berton of Har-
                                                    land. He just recently returned from
 336 So. Jefferson St., Chicago 6, III.                                                                               low ton, was
                                                    a vacation in Florida and the Carolinas,
                                                    bu t he intends to get busy now doing        Robert Pemberton     awarded a Medal
                                                                                                                      of Merit for skill
                                                                                               in rendering first aid while he was
                                                                                               ",.-orking on a ranch in the summer of
                                                                                               1965.
                                                                                                   A citation accompanying the award
                                                                                               described how Robert, then 17 and an
                                                                                               Eagle Scout, was driving a tractor pull-
                                                                                               ing a baler when a young girl riding
                                                                                               on the tractor was jolted off. A wheel
                                                                                               passed over her body, completely scalp-
                                                                                               ing her.
                                                                                                   Robert shut down the tractor, re-
                                                                                               placed the scalp and called for help,
                                                                                               then applied pressure to control the
                                                                                               bleeding. During the subsequent ride
                                                                                               to a hospital, he continued to hold her
                                                                                               head to prevent further loss of blood.
                                                                                               As a doctor testified, his calmness in
                                                                                               the face of the gruesome injury and the
                                                                                               proper first aid probably saved her
                                                                                               life.
                                                                                                   Robert is presently attending West-
                                                                                               ern Montana College of Education
                                                                                               where he is a registered Scout in the
                                                                                               college reserve.
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                                                                                                      EVERYTHING FOR

                                                                                                     WELDING
Five men who retired recently talk over old times at an open house in their honor                              AND
held at the commissary building in Chicago on Dec. 14 (see the Chicetgo Terminals
news). Retired guests seated are Parlor Car Conductor F. W. Schaefer (from left),
Porter C. L. Thomas and Waiter S. P. Jackson. Standing are, left to right, Frank
                                                                                                     CUTTING
Johnson, retired chef; W. R. Jones, superintendent of the sleeping and dining car
department; William Carpenter, retired chef; and W. Sommer, assistant to super-
intendent.
                                                                                                          INACO
                                                                                       • Cas and arc welding equipment and supplies
                                                                                       • Aircospot, Aircomatic, Heliwelding, inert-gas-
                                                                                         shielded arc welding equipment and supplies
                                           together, and we hope they will enjoy
        Coast Division                     many years of "togetherness."
                                                                                       • Oxygen, acetylene, shielding gases and elec-
                                                                                         trodes
                 SEATTLE                      A jovial Santa, in the person of         • Gas cutting machines
                                           Wayne A. Lawson, greeted approxi-            AIRCO INDUSTRIAL GASES
       Laura 1<' Schaub, Correspondent
          Office of Traffic Manager        mately 150 guests, including our presi-
                                                                                       AIRCO WELDING PRODUCTS
                                           dent, C. E. Crippen, and Joshua Green,             Divisions of Air Reduction Co., IRC.
                                           member of the board of directors, at        Box 124                        Broadview, III. 60153
                                           the annual Employes Christmas Party
                                           held Dec. 22 at the Washington Ath-
                                           letic Club. After a delicious turkey
                                           luncheon, those present heard greet-
                                           ings from Mr. Green, Mr. Crippen and               CREOSOTED
                                           the Rev. Donald A. O'Connor of the
                                           Unity Ch urch of Tru th in Seattle. Also
                                                                                              MATERIALS
                                           present were L. H. Dugan, P. W. Scott,
                                           B. E. Lutterman, O. R. Anderson and                                 and
                                           Dr. J. F. DePree, all of Seattle, and E.
                                           J. Stoll of Chicago. The program in-
                                           cluded Christmas carol singing and the
                                                                                                  COAL TAR
                                           distribu tion of gifts. by San tao                     PRODUCTS
                                              AUDITOR'S OFFICE: Lena Den
                                           made a hurried trip to Kansas City on
             lillian Harris                Dec. 28 to attend the funeral of her                Republic Creosoting
                                           sister-in-law, Mrs. L. C. Donelson, re-                Minneapolis
   A surprise cake and coffee party on     turning to Seattle on New Year's Day.
Dec. 19 attended by employes from
our offices on the sixth floor of the
White-Henry-Stuart Building honored
Lillian Harris, secretary to the region-
al manager-sales, who retired at the
end of the mon th after more than 30
years of service. She was presented
with a monetary gift as a token of
                                               at Phillips 66 ....
best wishes. Lillian had been secretary
to the general passenger agen t for
many years before she transferred to
the freigh t traffic department in 1959.
Other parties held in her honor were
a buffet supper for members of the
regional sales force at the home of
Regional Manager-Sales O. R. Ander-
                                                                     it's
son and his wife on Dec. 9, and a
Iuncheon held by the girls of the re-
                                                                     PERFORMANCE
gional sales and general freight office
on Dec. 19. Since Lillian's husband,
                                                                     that counts
Joe, retired also a few months ago,
they are now able to take life easy

January-February, 7968                                                                                                                     31
                                                                                          punch operator.          Joyce Ask is
                                                                                          spending bel' vacation in Deer Lodge,
                                                                                          Mont., with her parents. She was ac-
                                                                                          companied by her husband and her
                                                                                          son, Erik . . . Our annual Christmas
                                                                                          office party was held on Dec. 19, with
                                                                                          about 45 attending the lovely buffet
                                                                                          luncheon. Group singing was led by
                                                                                          ,,'layne Lawson, who was accompanied
                                                                                          by Noble McDonough and his accor-
                                                                                          dion.
                                                                                              TRAINMASTER'S OFFICE: Em-
                                                                                          ployes at the Stacy Street yard office
                                                                                          got together on Nov. 30 to extend best
                                                                                          wishes to Foreman Carl Nelson, who
                                                                                          retired that day and was presented
                                                                                          with a nice gift . . . Another party
                                                                                          was held on Dec. 18 at the same office
                                                                                          in honor of Engineer R. L. Williams,
                                                                                          who retired as of Dec. 2. Refreshments
                                                                                          were served following the presentation
                                                                                          of a gift.
                                                                                              Agnes Horak, your former Maga-
                                                                                          zine cOlTespondent, who sailed last
                                                                                          October for a 62-day Orient-Pacific
                                                                                          cruise, has returned with stories of
                                                                                          many memorable experiences. In-
     Safety and Sightseeing Via the Girl Scout Special                                    cluded in the ports of call were Hono-
                                                                                          lulu; Osaka and Kobe, Japan, where
     A tour of Modison, Wis., conducted recently by our passenger department              sites are being prepared for Expo '70;
     in Milwaukee for 798 Girl Scouts included, as a side benefit, a lesson in rail-      Manila (struck by a typhoon just after
     road safety from District Safety Engineers C. J. Winter and R. O. Siegel. The        she left); New Guinea; and Brisbane
     location here is Brookfield, Wis., where they addressed a group of 266 Scouts        and Sydney, Australia, where it was
     and their leaders waiting to board the Girl Scout Special. Siegel is distributing    spring and the Jacaranda trees were
     copies of the pamphlet "Dangerous Playgrounds," which deals with trespass-           in bloom. Other high spots were views
     ing on railroad property. On the sightseeing tour, the Scouts visited the Uni-       of the mighty fjords of New Zealand,
     versity of Wisconsin area at Madison, the state capital, and Mt. Horeb and           and stops at 'Wellington, Aukland, and
     the Cave of the Mounds.                                                              the beautiful Islands of Fiji, Samoa,
                                                                                          Bora Bora and Tahiti - a trip never
                                                                                          to be forgotten.

   LOCAL FREIGHT OFFICE: A. G.                 clerks . . . Cora Guthridge spent her
Black, Seattle yard clerk, passed away         vacation touring Europe, visiting Por-         Aberdeen Division
Dec. 8. Funeral services were held at          tugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, cruising                     EAST END
Mountview in Tacoma. Al had been an            through the Greek Islands, and seeing
employe since 1945 ... Bernice Facer,          Turkey, Hungary and Holland                        Martha Moehring, Correspondent
demurrage clerk, was on vacation at            Best wishes were extended to Julie             Asst. Superintendent's Office, Montevideo
this writing, motoring to Florida via          Ellston, comptometer operator, who            Winter fishing has begun in earnest
California. She had planned to spend           was married on Nov. 25 to Tom              on tbe Aberdeen Division. What has
Christmas with her daughter in Flor-           Mullin . . . Mildred Fetters was           come up as an all-time record for a
ida. Irene Carlton is relieving Bernice        having a December-January vacation,        Northerner-18 pounds he was-was
on the demurrage desk . . . The                visiting in Florida . . . Trucia Ture-     pulled out of the water by one of the
freight office welcomed Don Olson as           man recently joined the office as the      Van Horn fishing quintet: David, who
our chief car clerk. Don has held var-         new bill clerk . . . A miscellaneous       had to be assisted at the crucial mo-
ious clerical positions in the Stacy           shower was given Nov. 27 for Astri         ment by his brother Brian. This hap-
Street yard office.                            Juul, who was married to John Dom-         pened at Lake Minnewaska, and left a
   REGIONAL DATA OFFICE: Sympa-                nick on Dec. 30. Astri also was hon-       gaping hole in the lake, they say.
thy was extended to Ray Kester, whose          ored on Dec. 15 by employes from sev-         Of interest to many rails on this di-
mother passed away Oct. 10 in Lewis-           eral offices, at which time she was pre-   vision was the news that Myles Mace, a
town, Mont. . . Regional Data Man-             sented with a lovely gift from her co-     professor at Harvard University, was
ager M. G. Kutz and Disbursement               workers . . . Joan Sacco and her h us-     recently issued the University of
Clerk Lola Thomson were in Chicago             band spent a week's vacation in Reno,      Minnesota Regents'       Outstanding
Nov. 8 attending a meeting for payroll         Nev. . . . Cleo Wilson is our new key-              (Continued on page 38)


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                                                                                              is the most sincere expression we know
  "THANK YOU"                                                                                        to convey our appreciation
                                                                                                 of your friendliness and assistance
                                                                                                        the past forty _years.
                                                                            Here's Our Anniversary Special for
                                                      EMPLOYEES of the MILWAUKEE ROAD
                                                        With Monthly Premium deducted from paycheck- (at na extra charge)-

  Our continued growth and increasing surplus have made it possible for us to deposit with the State Insurance
  Commissioner over $400,000.00 for the protection of all members and issue this special anniversary NON-CAN-
  CELLABLE-NON-ASSESSABLE-GUARANTEED PREMIUM - coverage of $3,000.00 the principal sum payable
  in case of death from any cause, to named beneficiary as a

                                                      MONTHLY INCOME OF $300.00
     for 10 consecutive months without interest or carrying                                                                           charge    at our Special Anniversary      Rate, accarding to age:
                                                                                                                                                                                             Group 4
                                                                                                                                                                     Group 3             Each dependent
                                                                                                                                            Groap 2              Dependent Wife          chi Id under 18
                                                                                                                                            Employee               (maximum)               (maximum)
                                                                                                                                        In Active Service           $1,000.00                $500.00
  Monthly premium for                                                                                                                      $3,000.00                 Dependents of Insured Member
  Ages under 39 Inc.                                                                                                                         $3.75                    $1.75                     .50
  Ages 40-59 Inc.                                                                                                                            $6.75                    $2.25
  Ages 60-64 Inc.                                                                                                                            $9.75                    $4.25
  Ages 65-69 Inc.                                                                                                                           $13.75                    $6.25·
                                                                 (to determine age, subtract year of birth from this the present year)
  AGE OF APPLICANT DETERMINES RATE -                                                                                      NO MEMBERSHIP FEE -                      NO MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS

                                                                                           SPECIAL OPTIONS
         1• On leaving active service, retire-
            ment or other reasons, Insurance
                                                                                                           Dependent
                                                                                                        2• the insured, wife surviving
                                                                                                                         may continue
                                                                                                                                                                                           no long-
                                                                                                                                                                3• When dependent child iscoverage
                                                                                                                                                                   er a dependent, the
                may be continued without change                                                                her coverage for an addi-                            may be continued for an addi-
                and at same premium-mailing                                                                    tional monthly premium of                            tional monthly premium of
                premium direct to Home Office                                                                  twenty-five cents.                                   twenty-five cents and the right
                either monthly, quarterly or in                                                                                                                     to apply for additional Insurance
                any manner you find convenient.                                                                                                                     under age group.

   Offered by EMPLOYEES MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIA'nON OF ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA
a legal reserve life insurance association insuring more than 15,000 Milwaukee Road employees and their families
MAIL THIS APPLICATION NOW TO:
~_._     ... _-------._. __ .__ ._---_._--_._-----------_._._-- ----------------------------_ ..
  EMPLOYEES MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION,             1457 GRAND AVENUE, ST. PAUL 5, MINNESOTA
  I hereby apply for insurance coverage as follows: (please print)
  My first          name is                                                                       (lnitial)                               (Last Nome)                                                        .
  Addre                                                                                                                                                                                                      .
               (Street and Number)          City or Town)                                                                                                           (Zone)            (State)
  Date of birth                               Age                                                                             Height.........                  Weight................ Sex .........•.•....
  Occupation                       Social Security No. .                                                                                                     Payroll No. . ...•......... Work No. • .•...•••
                                                THIS APPLICATION IS FOR A $3,000.00 LIFE INSURANCE POLICY ON MY LIFE.                                       Athmraunt of.
                                                                                                                                                         man y premium
                                                      The beneficiary is to be                                    Relationship ...................•........ $             .
           POLICY FOR                                      Please issue a Life Insurance policy in the amount of $1,000.00 on the life of my wife
           DEPENDENT
              WIFE                              }          Wife's name                                 ,        Date of birth ..................•........•
                                                                                                           Amount of monthly premium for wife's policy $
                                                                                                                          (See rate above according to age)
                                                                                                                                                                          .

          POLICIES FOR                                     Please issue Life Insurance Policy or Policies in the amount of $500.00
           DEPENDENT
            CHILDREN                            }          each for each of my dependent children listed below:
                                                           Premium 50 cents a month for each child insured.
                                                                                   Amount of monthly premium for policy or policies on dependent children $               .
                                                           First Name                                       Age       Birth Date




  The Employees Mutual Benefit Association of St. Paul, Minnesota, is hereby
  authorized to make deductions in the amount of the Total Monthly Premium                                                                                     TOTAL MONTHLY PREMIUM           $            ..
  shown through my employer THE MILWAUKEE ROAD. I hereby certify that each
  applicant is in good health and has nad no medical attention or disability of                                                                Date ...•.......•.....•
  any kind the past three years, except as follows:                           .
  .......................................................................
.. --.---~ ... _--------------------_._---_._-----_._----_ ... _--------------------------~
  . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . • . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .

January-February, 1968
                                                                                                                                                                                   Signature of applicant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 33
       (Continued from page 36)             tired in 1959 from passenger service.       rival of a son. Floyd is of the Man te-
Achievement Award, an honor given           Mrs. George Crosby, wife of the former      video section forces.
very infrequently. Myles is the son of      agent at Sisseton, died in Decem bel', as       Retired Engineer Tim Warner en-
Mrs. Jack Mace of Montevideo and the        did former engineer William C. Dusell       joyed a surprise coffee party on his
late engineer.                              of Tacoma. A tragic traffic accident on     80th birthday on Nov. 1. The day
    Dick Stolen has become the agent at     the Thanksgiving week end claimed           after, North and South Dakota cele-
Appleton with the retirement of Mar-        the life of Bonita, the eight-year old      brated their 80th birthday, too, so Tim
tin Ogren. Herman Hein is swing man         daugh tel' of Operator and Mrs. Leo         beat by one day.
ilt Tower E-14.                             Schatz of Aberdeen. Emergency brain             After three years in Air Force service
    Retired Engineer Fred Redel passed      surgery failed to save the little girl's    in Germany, Ron Natzel, his wife and
a.way in November the day before his        life.                                       small son are back in the U.S. for
77th birthday. Fred had been confined          Among the new grandparents on the        keeps. Red Roder's son, Roger, pulled
to Luther Haven the past 14 months.         division are Mr. and Mrs. Floyd             a Christmas surprise on his parents by
Retired Conductor Roy Searle also           Golden, whose son, Michael, called          arriving home after three years in Ger-
passed away in November. He had re-         from Norfolk, Va., to announce the ar-       many. Brakeman Roger Funk flew
                                                                                        home from Viet Nam for the holidays
                                                                                        and then returned for another stretch
                                                                                        in the Army to pay for the privilege of
                                                                                        a "White Christmas."
                                                                                            The famiy of Agent W. P. Unker of
                                                                                        Summit is wondering what they did
                                                                                        for entertainment before Amy Jean ar-
                                                                                        rived in November. "Unk" says she's a
                                                                                        doll and the whole household (Pa and
         Research !Jas made-a!ld KejJ/-                                                 Ma, three sisters and a brother) re-
                                                                                        volves around her.
                                                                                           Engineer Ed Mohn and his wife are
         National First irJ railroadsjJecial/ies                                        thrilled about a little six-week old
                                                                                        Julie Ann, who was recently adopted
                                                                                        by their daughter Karen and husband
        • Dependability of National's specialties has been established over             -Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grams. Chuck
        the years through a planned program of applied engineering devel-               is basketball coach and teacher at Sa-
        opment - backed by quality controlled production and precision                  cl'ed Heart Public Schools.
                                                                                           Retired Conductor Ed Martinson,
        testing. National's great research, development and production                  who has been mayor of Ortonville for
        facilities will continue to be dedicated to achieving even greater              a long stretch, has taken on what
        standards of performance, safety and service for America's Railroads.           could be called a "position." He is now
                                                                                        field representative for "Seminars for
                                                                                        Seniors," a program on TV and a
                                                                                        movement under the auspices of the
                                                                                        Department of Health, Education and
                                                                                        Welfare, which has to do with matters
                                                                                        that concern senior citizens and issues
                                                                                        information for their counsel and
                                                                                        guidance. After 35 years of being a
                                                                                        public servant, Ed now has launched
                                                                                        out into something that should be
                                                                                        right up his alley.
                                                                                           Roadmaster John Spatafore and his
                                                                                        wife, Doris, waited until the end of De-
                                                                                        cember to take their final two weeks of
                                                                                        vacation, in order to help their daugh-
                                                                                        ter's family move into a new tri-level
                                                                                        farm home near Melette, S. D., and
                                                                                        then there was Christmas to celebrate
                                                                                        in the new home with the family.


                                                                                        Rocky Mountain Division
                                                                                               HARLOWTON-GREAT FALLS
                                                                                                 E. H. Mielke, Correspondent
                                                                                               Roundhouse Foreman, Harlowton
                                                                                           Retired Engineer Merrill D. Edson,
                                                                                        long-time resident of Harlowton,
                                                                                        passed away. A memorial service was
                                                                                        held Dec. 3 at the Trinity Episcopal

     ffcI
              NATIONAL CASTINGS DIVISION
                   midland-Aoss Corporation
                                                                                        Church. Mr. Edson came to Miles City
                                                                                        from Cedar Rapids, la., in 1908. He
                                                                                        worked in the drafting department
                          10600 QUINCY AVENUE   •   CLEVELAND. OHIO 44106   781ll-A     with the Milwaukee and later as fire-
                                                                                        man and engineer. He enlisted in the
                                                                                        Army in 1918 in WWI and saw service
                                                                                        with the 31st Engineers AEF in
                                                                                        France. He attended the AEF Univer-
                                                                                        sity at Paris. In 1944 in WWII, he was
                                                                                        sent to the Hanford, Wash., Manhattan
                                                                                        Project, where America's first atom

34                                                                                           The Milwaukee Road Magazine
FINAL TRIP. Engineer Earl K. Horton (center), ready for his last run an No. 223 from
Chicago to Elgin, III., poses with (from left) D&I Conductor C. E. VanDevanter, and
Fireman C. P. DeFranco, Conductor J. P. DeFranco and Brakeman J. E. Parker of his
awn crew. Harton had more than 46 years of service an the Dubuque & Illinois Division.
He and his wife, Shirley, have moved to Sarasota, Fla. (2279 Mill Terrace).



bomb was being manufactured. He be-                                                       Perm anent installation
came area superintendent of the 257
miles of railroad around the plant.                                                       requires no maintenance.
   Preston Elliston, 41, lineman and
signal inspector, passed away at Miles
City where he was stationed. He spent                                                    ERICO PRODUCTS, INC.
most of his life in the Lennep-Ring-                                                     2070 E. 61 sf rlace • Cleveland 3. Ohio
ling-Martinsdale area. He attended the                                                     IN CANADA: ERICO INCORPORATED
Army signal school at Fort Monmouth,                                                     3571 Dundas St., West, Toronto 9, Ontario
N. J., and served in the signal carps in
Korea. His father, Garland Elliston,
recently retired as section foreman at
Harlowton.                                                                                           Our Specially Is
   Machinist Robert Conley finished his                                                    Re·Reflnlng Used Diesel Engine Oil
apprenticeship in Milwaukee and has
returned to the Harlowton shops.
   Mrs. Dorothy Edson, wife of the late                                                                     Aho
Merrill Edson, was named "Woman             GOLDEN WEDDING COUPLE. Mr. and
Doer of the Year" at the state Demo-        Mrs. Vernon J. Sands recently celebrated      Suppliers 01 High Qualily Re·Relined
cratic convention.                          their golden wedding anniversary in Man-
   Gus A. Johnson, 78, retired section      chester, 10., with a reception attended by               Car Journal 011
foreman, passed away after a lengthy        more than 400 friends. Included in the
illness. Mr. Johnson was barn in Cor-       gathering were two sons, four grand-          MOTOR OilS REFINING
inth, Greece, and came to the U. S. in      children and six great-grandchildren.
                                            "V. J." retired as general yard foreman at
                                                                                               COMPANY
1914. His service with the Milwaukee
was in the Three Forks-Butte-Hilger         Council Bluffs, 10., last November, after    7601 W. 47th St.                Lyons, IJ.I.
area. He retired in 1954 and moved to       43 yeors service with the maintenance of
Lewistown in 1955.                          way department.




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January-February, 7968                                                                                                               35
   The Tom Buckleys (materials de-               RETIREMENT GET-
partment, Harlowton) have announced              TOGETHER for A. K.
tile birth of a son. H. 1. Buckley,              Hamaj, machine op-
roundhouse foreman at Great Falls, is            erator on the Rocky
the paternal grandfather.                        Mountain Division,
   Ray Pidcock, son of Chauffeur Paul            shows him (center)
Pidcock of Harlowton, has received the           with Alex Francisco,
Air Force Commendation Medal for                 retired section fore-
meritorious service as a computer op-            man, Foreman Kin g
erator at Ent AFB, Colo. Ray is now              Satake, General Fore-
staff sergeant.                                  man John Satake and
   Mrs. Lois Irion, wife of Roadmaster           Assistant Sup e r i n-
Gordon Irion, received a National                tendent- Traveling En-
Award of the American Legion Auxi-               gineer Howard Mc-
liary for her "Stay in School" project.          Guinn (left to right),
She was appointed chairman of the                Hamaj, who started
Education and Scholarship Committee,             with the Tom Koga
Department of Montana:                           extra gang in 1925
    Melvin "Bunky" Clark, former clerk           and had been a ma-
at Harlowton to the assistant superin-           chine operator 38 years, retired with a perfect safety record.
tendent, has accepted a similar posi-
tion with Mr, Gal'elick's office in Seat-
tle.
    Senior and junior high students,              Round up, Mont., as steno-clerk in the        His earlier years were given to mining
sons and daughters of local railroad-             assistant trainmaster's office. Bill has      in the famous Leads-Deadwood area of
ers, who made the honor roll are Ty               been with the lVIil waukee as mainte-         Sou th Dakota.
Cotton, Judy Griffith, Leima Sue                  nance of way machine operator, except            Lyle E. "Bud" Colby. son of Electri-
Morse, Dale Steinhauser, Atha Griffith,           for when he served in the lVIarines.          cian L. Mason Colby of Harlowton, was
Linda Tronnes and Marilyn Peccia.                 He'll remember coming to HarIa. He            married to Miss Randy Bushy Nov. 9,
    Dannie Linville is the new >:econd            just announced the birth of a new son.        in a pretty candlelight ceremony in the
shift operator. She comes to us from                 S:witchman O. L. "Pete" Alexander          Dodson Lutheran church.
Highwood.                                         has retired after 23 years. Pete came            Retired Carman Frank Barnhardt,
    Bill Timberman comes to us from               to liS a.Her military service in '\VWII.      79. passed away in Harlowton Nov, 11.


                                                                   Trains on                    Horatio Selby, Oldest Retired
                                                          The Milwaukee Road                    Employe, Dies at 102
                                                              are protected by                  HORATIO GREENLEAF SELBY,         our com-
                                                                                                pany's oldest retired employe, died in
                                                                                                Seattle last Nov. 26. He had observed
                                                          LAKESIDE                              his 102nd birthday on Aug. 9.
                                                                                                    Me. Selby, a native of Evansville,
      STANDARD FORGINGS                                        FUSEES                           Ind., grew up in Milwaukee and be-
               DIVISION OF                                                                      came a Postal Telegraph operator at
         STANDARD ALLIANCE
                                                              Manufactured by                   the age of 14. He joined the railroad
           INDUSTRIES INC.                                                                      at Milwaukee in 1880, when the tele-
                                                         John and Bill Perrigo                  graph department was established there.
        80 EAST JACKSON BLVD.
                                                     Lakeside Railway Fnsee Co.                 In 1895 he married Martha Edgerton,
        CHICAGO,. ILLINOIS 60604
                                                                  So. Beloit, Ill.              a niece of the first secretary of the Mil-
                                                                                                waukee and Waukesha Rail Road, the
                                                                                                original line of the present Milwaukee
                                                                                                Road system.
                                                                                                    Later he served as a traveling auditor
                                                                                                and freight and passenger agent, and
                                                                                                filled several executive positions in the
                                                                                                Milwaukee's predecessorcompanie~, in-
                                                                                                cluding that of superintendent of the
                                                                                                Bellingham and Northern line. In 1927
                                                                                                h:: became special assistant to general
                                                                                                manager at Seattle, and subsequently
                                                                                                was Seattle manager of the Continental

           the Diesel Locomotiv:e                                                               Telegraph Company, a subsidiary of
                                                                                                the railroad. He retired in 1937.
                                                                                                    Immediate survivors include two sons,
          ELECTRO-MoTI~DIVISION
                                EE,-
                                ····'!n--
         GENERAL MOTORS . I..AGRAN~E.                       Il-t,INOlS
                                                                          d
                                                                          ,~   ,.
                                                                                     .
                                                                                                Kenneth, a retired assistant superinten-
                                                                                                dent of the Seattle public schools, and
          HOME OF THE DIESEL . LOCOMOTIVE
                                                                                                Malcolm, a retired naval officer living
           . .                        .

          In Canada: Gene,al Molors Diesel limited. london.,. Oniario
                                                                          dliJ                  in Tucson, Ariz. He outlived two of his
                                                                                                children, a son Halbert, and a daughter,
                                                                                                Miriam.

 36                                                                                                    The Milwaukee Road Magazine
                                                               FORTY FIVE - YEAR
                                                               VETERANS Mike Kir-
                                                                                              Wisconsin Bearing COl
                                                               off (center) ond Hor-          1310 So. 43rd Sl.              Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                               ris Klefstod (right) ,
                                                               sectionmen 0 n t h e                        Branch Warehouses
                                                               Aberdeen Division, re-         Appleton, Wis.• Green Bay, Wis. - Wausau, Wis.
                                                               ceive Silver Posses                   Madison, Wis.• Racine, Wis.• &
                                                               from Roadmaster John                          Ishpeming, Mich.
                                                               Spatafore. Both start-                     In Warehouse Stocks
                                                               ed thei r service with
                                                               the company in 1922,
                                                                                                      SKF Traction Motor Bearings
                                                               Kiroff a few months                                 also
                                                               ahead of Klefstad.               ALL TYPES OF BALL & ROLLER BEARINGS
                                                                                                                   for
                                                                                                        RAILROAD REUIJIREMENTS

TESTIFYING TO 50
YEARS OF SERVICE,                                                                                        CHICAGO
F. J. Kuklinski, re-
tired extra gang fore-                                                                                 BRAKE BEAMS
man (left), receives                                                                                       UNIT TYPE                                 \
aGo I d Pas s from                                                                                       POSITIVEilJ TYPE
Gene ra I Roadmaster
A. M. Olson as M.
                                                                                                 BRAKE BEAM PARTS
T. Sevedge, superin-                                                                                 CASTINGS   .
tendent of the La
Crosse Divisian (third                                                                                    Standard Malleable
                                                                                                       Super-Y (Alloy) Malleable
from left), and Rus-                                                                                      Pearli';, MallealJle
sell Chambers, secre-
tary-treasurer af the                                                                              !II 10 500 lb.. 10 moel cu.,omora'
                                                                                                              ,eQu;,emen/~
Bratherhood of Main-
tenance of Way Em-                                                                             CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY
ployes, stand by. In the background is a glimpse of the beautiful fall garden at his
hame in Kellogg, Minn.                                                                                 Chicago Castings Division
                                                                                              1225 West 120'h Street      Chicago, III. 60643
                                                                                        -_.
                                                                                        .:,,-:o_o_o_o_o-o~~~-o~-~I·i4
                                                                                                                                                ..
                 EAST END
        Ellen E. Roberts, Correspondent
                                           of her creations. Mrs. A. W. INicker-
                                           sham was hostess.
                                              For the Club's December meeting,
                                                                                        I
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                                                                                                  VIERLING STEEL WORKS                          I
        Trainmaster's Office, Miles City                                                o                    Chicago, III.                      I
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   Mrs. Ina Mae Sturdevant, wife of

                                                                                        I
                                           Reed was invited to present Christmas
Sectionman L. L. Sturdevant, was           ideas. Miss Reed had a very interesting
elected state president of the Degree of   program demonstrating how to make                                                                    I
Honor Protective Association at the re-
cent state convention. Ina Mae is a
                                           candles, gifts and food, and also
                                           showed a number of the finished prod-
                                                                                                   BURKHARDT STEEL CO.
long-time mem bel' of the local chapter,   ucts. Mrs. Earl Farr and Mrs. Harry                              Denver, Colo.
as well as a past president. She is the    O'Neil were the hostesses. They deco-
mother of four and grandmother of 12       rated the table in the Christmas
-all are members of the Degree of          theme, had the group sing Christmas                    FABRICATORS              II
Honor.

                                                                                                                                                I
                                           carols and served a Christmas pud-
   Kathleen Sweeney, daughter of Car                                                            Structural Steel Buildings I
Foreman and Mrs. H. J. Sweeney of
Miles City, as an outstanding senior
                                           ding.
                                              Gene Prahl, son of Wire Chief and         I              and Bridges
accounting student at Montana State                                                     ':.l_ _      o-~.-.o_o-o~o_o-o-'                        .•
University was selected to attend the
recent U. S. General Accounting Of-
fice's student program in Denver, held
to acquaint students with the duties of
the personnel and functions of the of-
fice. Miss Sweeney is majoring in com-
merce at MSU.
                                                 .SIGNODE
   Donald Gunther, son of Conductor              SERVES THE MILWAUKEE ROAD
and Mrs. A. L. Gunther, was recently
appointed alderman in the city council                Signode One· Piece Grain Doors • Carload Bracing
in Miles City. Don has lived most of                  Methods • Steel StrappiJ1g for Recoopering • Car
his life in Mil¢s City, moving here with              Doorway Bracing and Signode Retaining Strips'
his folks at the age of six months from
Bowman, N. D. He is also an active
                                                                                    For latest methods and equipment. write
member of the local Jaycees.
   At the November meeting of the                                                               SIGNODE CORPORATION
Milwaukee Women's Club, Mrs. C.                                   Dept. MR. 2600 N. Western Ave.• Chicago. Illinois 60647
Bartholomew gave an interesting talk
on hats, on making and wearing them.
She also showed the group a number

January-February, 7968                                                                                                                     37
Mrs. Carl Prahl, was honored recently
for his volunteer work at the VA Hos-
pital by the business services em-
ployes. Handicapped by cerebral palsy,
Gene had a great desire to be busy and
sought volunteer work. Since Decem-
ber of 1966, he has given 1,618 hours
of his time to volunteer service.
    Joe Lemire, son of Trainmaster-TE
and Mrs. P.M. McLean, is one of Miles
City's Olympic hopefuls. He departed
recently for Montreal for further
training and eliminations for the U. S.
team. This year's team will consist of
eight members, and if Joe is a success-
fu I contestant he will go on to compete
in the 'Winter Olympics at Grenoble,
France.
    A delicious fried chicken dinner was
served Dec. 9 to approximately 16 [5 ac-
tive and retired employes and their
families by the Milwaukee Service
Club. W. J. Norton was chief cook. as-
sisted by Martin Kelm and LaVerne
White.
    Mrs. L. V. Hinrichs and Mrs. Earl
Farr decorated the tables along the      Beouty queens who odded 0 touch of glomour to public functions included Miss
Christmas theme and candy canes were     Milwoukee Rood, whose costume ond miniature war bonnet carried out the Hiawatha
set at each place. Messrs. Farr, Al      motif.
Fiechtner and LaVerne 'White pre-
sented several musical numbers during '.
the dinner hour. Following the dinner,                                                       Lincoln's funeral train draws
several door prizes were awarded and                                                         past the 450-foot stoge
the group played Bingo, with special                                                         in the "Wheels-a-Rolling"
games for the children. Christmas car-                                                       amphitheater.
ols were sung, led by lVII'S. Hinrichs
with Mrs. C. J. Fulks accompanying on
the piano. The group gave a hearty
round of applause to Chairman Kelm
and his committee for their efforts.
    Death has taken a heavy toll of our
Milwaukee family in this area, and it
is with much sadness 1 report the fol-
lowing: Arthur J. Althaus, retired
machinist, passed away Nov. 16 after
an extended illness. Burial was iri the
family lot in the Custer County Ceme-                                                        A d ram a tic pogeant in-.
tery . . . Howard F. French. retired                                                         cident-track workers push-
carman, passed away Dec. 7 at the age                                                        ing the railroads west pre-
of 74. Burial was in the Custer County                                                       pare to fight Indians.
Cemetery . . . Earl Hodgson, a former
section hand, passed away Dec. 10. He
was the brother of John and Archie
                                         . . . Signal Inspector Preston Elliston
Hodgson, both retired employes . . .
                                         passed away suddenly Dec. 2 in Miles
Alvin 1. Kindem, retired conductor.
                                         City. He had worked for the Road for
passed away Nov. 9 at the age of 85.
                                         24 years. He is survived by his wife,
Mr. Kindem had 45 years service with
                                         Phyllis, a son and a daughter. Preston
the railroad. Burial was in Custer
                                         had a host of friends among the em-
County Cemetery . . . Mrs. James H.
                                         ployes from Chicago to Seattle. The
 (Clara) Lynam, wife of the retired
                                         family was deeply grateful for the
conductor, passed away Nov. 9. Burial
                                         many expressions of sympathy. A me-
was in Calvary Cemetery . . . Mrs.
                                         morial to the Heart Fund was estab-
Vern C. (Myrtle) Pickart, wife of the
                                         lished for him. Burial was in Custer
retired wire Chief, passed away in No-
                                         County Cemetery.
vember following a long illness. Burial
was in Calvary Cemetery . . . Mrs.
Frank (Lillie) Pirk, widow of the re-    The pl'esident of a cl1tb ordel'ecl ten
tired machinist, passed away in No-      thousand lettel'heads, and, as C1tstomary,
vember at Elgin, N. D. She moved to      the stationery indicated the names of all
that area after the death of her hus-    the mtr'rent office1·s.
band to make her home with her              A month later a slate of new office1's
daughter. Burial was in Custer County
                                         was pl'esented for the fOl·thcomin,g elec-
Cemetery . . . Mrs. Nora Mae Swartz,
widow of Henry G. Swartz, retired        tion. I,gn01'in,g Robel·ts' Rules of O"de?',
yardmaster, passed away Dec. 8 in        the pl'esident pointed ottt that the club
Ogden, Utah, where she had been mak-     had a yemJs supply of good lettC1'heads.
ing her home with her daught~r. Bur-     All the old 0 fficel's were l'e-elected 1man-
ial was in Custer County Cemetery        imottsly.
38                                                                                      The Milwaukee Road Magazine
With the help of a ladder, actors clomt,ler
aboard the B&O's fancy double-deck
coaches.

                                               Fair visitors crowd in front of the "Wheels-a-Rolling" amphitheater to attend one of
                                               the four doily performances. The grandstand seated on audience of 5,000 .
                                                                                                                        .
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                                               Remember the CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR?
                                               This year marks the 20th anniversary       areas. The scenes are from Milwaukee
                                               of the Chicago Railroad Fair, which        Road Day and the colorful "Wheels-
                                               made exposition history as the most        a-Rolling" pageant, well-remembered
                                               ela borate and successful exhibit ever     for its revival of the r.omantic days
                                               undertaken by a single industry. Here      of railroading and great .moments in
                                               is a look backward at the mile-long        railroad history. The a~ttendance of
                                               show staged on Chicago's lakefront         more than two and a half million
                                               for the purpose of showing the public      from July through September of 1948
                                               how railroads pioneered in the trans-      called for a re-run, which resulted in
                                               formation of this country from back-       that record being broken the next
                                               woods wilderness and prairie into          summer by an additional 200,000 vis-
                                               productive agricultural and industrial     itors.

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                                                                                                                .   .
The Milwaukee Rood's Hiawatha, one of
the famous "nome" trains on display,
captured the popular fancy.                    The Hiawatha Service Club band, which took port in the parade that opened the fair,
                                               shown on the assembly grounds before Buckingham Fountain in Grant Pork.
Pageant scene of the driving of the golden
spike in i 869 at the junction of the
Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads.




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                  Terminal improvements on the Seattle waterfront stand out sharply in this aerial vi~w
                . ana clear day. Centered in the scene along the Alaskan Way is the Milwaukee Road
                  transfer barge landing, with two Milwaukee barges ready for loading. In the foreground
                  is the new Lander Street wharf building, and above the barge landing are Port of Seattle
                  grain storage tanks used by Cargill, Incorporated. Both of these port facilities were built
                  on land acquired from the railroad. The activity reflects Seattle's position as the gateway
                  to the shortest route between Japan and the United Stotes and base for the favored water
                  route to Alaska.


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