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                                                            Youngstown Corrugated Steel Freight Car Doors

                                                                       Camel Roller Lift Fixtures

                                              Youngstown Steel Door Co. & Camel Sales Co.
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                                              322 S. Micbi,an Ave.                    Tbe Arcade                       500 Fiftb Ave.
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The inhibitor prevents corrosion and
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                                                                                    Chicago                     New York


STIFFER SCHEDULES BUT
HRight On Time"
                                                  BINKLEY COAL COMPANY

                                                             Ships, every year, over a million tons
                                                           of coal and coke over the Milwaukee
                                                           Road.

"She is right on time" is a familiar                         From 26 coal mines in 14 seams.
phrase around railroad stations through­                   From 2 briquet plants and 1 by-product
out America. Dependable performance                        coke plant.
of TIM KEN Bearings in modern rolling
stock and locomotives helps to keep                          A great many people must like our
this phrase familiar in spite of the stif­                 fuel and service. Anyway, we appre­
fer schedules set up in recent years.
                                                           ciate every order and try to take good
American railroads can well be proud                       care of it.
of their strict adherence to schedule
-the toughest found anywhere in the
railroad systems of the world.

THE TIMKEN
COM PAN Y.
                   ROLLER BEARING
                   CAN T O. N, 0 H I 0
                                                  BINKLEY COAL COMPANY

                                                  230 North Michigan Avenue                                           Chicago

  TIMKIN

  RA/LWAY ROLLER BEAR/NuS
                                                                Branches it) Mitmeapolis, St. Lotlis, Indi01Japolis




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                                     About Traffic Tips

        ILWAUKEE Road Traffic Tipsters are out after new records! The volume of productive tips reported
M        by Agents and Traffic Department Solicitors during March was greater than in any previous month.
          The following table of productive and non-productive tips obtained during lVlarch shows a successful ef­
 fort on the part of Tipsters on nearly all divisions to improve their division standings. Only four fel1 below their
records for February.
   Service Clubs have now been organized over the entir e system, except for one or two short sections of line
which will be organized in the near future. These Clubs are doing fine work and enjoying it.
   As an indication of the spirit of the Milwaukee Road family, its accomplishments by way of Traffic Tip and
Service Club activities are most gratifying, and should arouse in those who have not yet taken part a desire to
follow the example of their fellow workers.
   The great increase in travel expected this summer to the two 'World's Fairs offers an exceptional opportunity for
Tipsters. We are relying on you to take full advantage of this opportunity.



      NUMBER OF TRAFFIC TIPS REPORTED BY TRAFFIC TIP SUPERVISORS ON THE DIVISIONS

                    SHOWN BELOW DURING THE MONTH OF MARCH, 1939


                                  Pas-        No. of Tips                                     Pas-         No. of Tips
                                senger Freight per 100                                       senger Freight per 100
          Division:               Tips  Tips   Employes                Division:               Tips  Tips   Employes
      Madison Division            162     46      32.1             Hastings & Dakota Div... 72         45       9.7
      Seattle General Offices .. 75       10      25.6             La Crosse & River Div... 74         96       9.5
      Iowa & Dakota Division .. 215       88      19.6             Twin City Terminals ' " . 110       52       9.1
      Dubuque & Illinois Div... 56       129      14.4             Kansas City Div. ....... 22         42       8.8
      Superior Division ........ 32       57      14.4             Iowa Division   ••••••   0   50
                                                                                                •••    66       8.1
      Coast Division ......... 163        31      14.1             Milwaukee Terminals         136     72       5.7
      Milwaukee Division ..... 80         47      12.0             Trans-Missouri Division .. 30       11       4.8
      Chicago Terminals            40    282     11.2              Terre Haute Division ...      4     29       4.1
      Rocky Mountain Division. 65         14     10.4
      Iowa & S. Minnesota Div. 28         48     10.1
      Chicago General Offices
        and Off Line Offices ... 131      94       9.8                  TOTALS .......... 1545          1259       10.93





                                                                                        more enjoyment and more beauty.
             The New York World's Fair                                                     The plan of the Fair, so far as its
                                                                                        outer arrangements are concerned, is
                       The Big Show Is Now On                                           expected to reduce the wear and tear
                                                                                        on tired nerves, on weary feet and on
                                                                                        overworked brain centers.
        to the                Fair­
G OING or west?Fair? Which difficult
   east          Well, it's a
                                            world-the Golden Gate and Oakland
                                            Bay bridges; then head eastward for            The scheme of exhibit is a division
choice, and a grand objective either        the magnificence of New York's BIG          into zones each having to do with the
way. Therefore Traffic Tipsters have        EVENT. This may all be accomplished         varying phases of modern living. There
a golden opportunity to tell prospective    within the time limit of the low-fare       is a zone of industry, transportation,
travelers who may come to their no­         tickets-two months; with stop-over          science, art, education, amusement,
tice, of the advantages and pleasures       at will at any points at which trains       etc., and the means of locomotion
of a summer vacation offered by the         are scheduled to stop.                      within the Fair take you to which­
Milwaukee road to see the two great            Let's take a look at the New York        ever zone your particular fancy or
Expositions in one swing-around-the­        Fair which threw open its gates on          flair invites you. The enclosure is enor­
circle trip; and all for almost unbeliev­   April 30th, getting off to a grand start    mous but one is not expected to wear
able cheapness. It is a "travel bar­        with pomp and circumstance that was         himself out going from here to there
gain" without question-a visit from         dazzling and impressive.                    under his own power. Like those mes­
the home station to New York and               This "Fair" is admittedly the great­     sengers of mercy at the Century of
the "Greatest World's Fair of all           est show of its kind ever staged. In        Progress, for the sum of ten cents
time," then across the continent            size it outranks four times even Chi­       "the bus" will take you to your ob­
through the most splendid scenic coun­      cago's Century of Progress, having          jective and there are literally thou­
try in the United States to the glamor      1,216 acres of strange "wonders for to      sands of tree-shaded benches scattered
and glory of the Golden Gate Exposi­        see." Its theme is "Building a Better       along the wide avenues and "malls"
tion in all its unparalleled beauty. Or     World of Tomorrow" and all the ex­          in the midst of flowers and greensward
reversing the itinerary, see the Golden     hibits and gadgets on display are ex­       and surrounded by colorful construc­
Gate's Treasure Island, San Francisco       pected to point their index fingers to­     tions that sound the note of "art mod­
and its two modern wonders of the           ward better living, greater ease of life,   erne" in no uncertain tone. Archi-
                                                                                                                            Three
:ecturally the Fair buildings, "halls"        son of their own special kind and
and temples have "seen" Chicago's             quality of tone. The great symphonic
Century of Progress and gone it many          orchestras of the country will be there
better. It would have to, of course,          at different times, great vocalists and
being a look-in on the Tomorrows.             the opera, too.
Color is rampant, softened and blended           There are pictures and television and
into exotic beauty to which the sun­          night clubs and all the glamor and
shine of day lends its enchantment;           glory of all-Broadway.
but it is by the lights of the night­            In the limitations of this Magazine
that the unbelievable is accomplished.        it is not possible to do more than out­
To quote from an authorized report of         line in a very sketchy way what' are
the great lighting system: "Spectacu­         the first sights and scenes to impress
lar new light sources which have never        World's Fair visitors. From time to
before been worked out on a commer­           time, there will be more to tell of speci­               Railroad Exhibit Bui!<1ing
cial scale are in the lighting plan, the      al value and interest. H. G. Wells
objectives being that of making the           introduces the Fair in the following:         space and will lead to a circular theme
Fair buildings appear to be light                "The Worlds Fair in New York is            hall 180 feet in diameter, surmounted
sources themselves instead of targets         to differ from most World's Fairs in          by a dome approximately eight stories
for spot and floodlights; and it is           being a forward-looking display. Its          in height. Sponsored by the Eastern
expected that the illumination of             keynotes are not history and glory but        Presidents' Conference of the railroads,
the New York Fair will result in              practical anticipation and hope. It is        the exhibit includes a building near­
scientific  advances    and    improved       to present the World of Tomorrow. It          ly a quarter of a mile long, an outdoor
equipment that will live long after           is arranged, not indeed as the visible        exposition occupying 3,600 feet of
the Fair has closed."         This new        rendering of a Utopian dream-there            tracks, a colorful pageant telling the
light source is "the new voltage mer­         is to be nothing dream-like about it­         history of American railroads and the
cury vapor fluorescent tube which uses        but to assemble before us what can            largest working miniature railroad ever
chemical powders inside the tube to           be done with human life today and             constructed.   The building contains
convert its invisible ultra-violet rays       what we shall almost certainly be able        150,000 square feet of floor space and
into soft pastel tints of light with a        to do with it, if we think fit in the         is the largest at the Fair.
                                                                                                                    •
                                                                                               Permit for Use of Railroad
                                                                                                        Property
                                                                                              The following permit for use of rail­
                                                                                            road property for garden purposes has
                                                                                            been issued by J. T. Gillick, Chief Op­
                                                                                            erating Officer:
                                                                                              This company will continue during the
                                                                                            year 1939 the issuance of permits for the
                                                                                            use of railroad property, not needed for
                                                                                            railroad or industl'ial purposes, as gardens,
                                                                                            and will encourage the organizing of gar­
                                                                                            den clubs to be handled by former railroad
                                                                                            employes and part-time employes as "­
                                                                                            means of providing employment and food,
                                                                                            in the same way that such privileges have
                                                                                            been handled in the past.
                                                                                              Superintendents are authorized to grant
                                                                                            the privilege at any point to USe vacant
                                                                                            property   in   any   c01nmunity   where   it   is
 wider color range and mOl'e delicate                                                       available for the growing season of 1939
                                                                                            and by its use will not endanger in any
 shading of hues than it has ever before                                                    manner the safety of the people using the
 been possible to achieve with electric                                                     ground; and wi th the assistance of the
 light' ... "Effort is directed toward giv­                                                 Women's Club and others organize so­
                                                                                            called garden clubs.
 ing buildings a night appearance very                                                        In granting such privilege, what is known
 different from their daytime aspect,                                                       as the standard employes crop permit
 producing lights and colors that could                                                     should be issued, and, of course, no charge
 not possibly be achieved in daylight."                                                     will be made for such privilege.
                                                                                              It shOUld, however, be borne in mind
 The "zones" each display their own spe­                                                    that the use of railroad property for home
 cial color effect and the magnificent                                                      garclening as a means of providing employ­
 spectacle of the Perisphere dominates                                                      ment and food does not include the use of
                                                                                            land for pasture purposes.
 the entire picture-when 270 great                                                                            (Signed) J. T. Gillick.
 floodlights mounted on roofs of the          The pictures aboYe show the "Inside Out"
 nearest buildings bathe the giant            construction of the U. S. Steel Building at
                                                         New York "todd's Fair.
                                                                                                                    •
'sphere in a deep blue light never be­                                                             No Place Like Home
 fore seen. Cloud effects 8-t the top of                                                      The artist was of the       expressionist
                                              near future. It is to go back to the          school. He had just given the finishing
 the sphere, and movement of light give       original meaning of the word, a pro­          touches to a purple-and-blue canvas when
 the great ball the appearance of rotat­      spectus of tomorrow. It is a promotion        a friend entered the studio.
 ing. Other light effects and achieve­                                                        "Just the fellow I want to see," ex­
                                              show."                                        claimed the artist. "I have completed my
 ments give this whole night picture a
 dazzling unreality.                                              •                         landscape. and should like you to suggest
                                                                                            a title for it."
    New York may always be expected           $3,000,000 Railroad Exhibit for                 "\\-hy not call it 'Home'?"
 to provide the ultimate in amusement,                                                        "Home?" cried the artist, puzzled. "'Vhy
 and the Fair's Amusement Zone is no            New York World's Fair 1939                  call it that?"
                                                                                              "Beca use there is no place like," replied
 discredit to the big metropolis. The­           Looming up in magnificent size and         the candid one.
.aters, dancing, music-everything con­        appearing very much like a glori­                                     •
 tributing to the lighter vein of living      fied and modernistic roundhouse for                      Craved Excitement
 is present and each in the latest con­       steam locomotives, the entrance to the          "Here, Aunt," said the returned traveler.
 cept of its particular function.             $3,000,000 railroad exhibit for the New       "is a franc I brought you from Paris a~
    New York is the musical Mecca of          York World's Fair 1939 is shown above         a souvenir."
                                                                                              "Thank you," saicl the clear lady. "I wish
 the United States and the music-minded       in an architect's sketch. The lobby           you would have brought me one of tht
 will have their fill throughout the sea-     contains 20,000 square feet of floor          Latin quarters I read so much about."
 Fottr
                                                                                                    Mobridge Service Club held a meeting in
                          The Service Clubs                                                       the '''omen's Club rOOms on March 20th,
                                                                                                  attended by 76 members of both Clubs.
                                                                                                  The ladies arranged for entertainment and
B you Service this Magazine reaches
   ythe time
               Clubs will have been
                                                able service to the railroads by having
                                                published in the LEWISTOWN DEMO­
                                                CRAT-NE"'S of April 4th, a full page ad­
                                                                                                  provided the refreshments. The tip card
                                                                                                  plan was thoroughly discussed and all
organized over practically the entire           vertisement urging support of the railroads,      present urged to lend their support. Mrs.
system, bringing the total number up            which was paid for by the business people         Charles Nath read a paper on the subject
                                                of Central Montana.                               of transportation, outlining the historv of
to 101. The New England line as yet                                                               railroads, and the difficulties encoun tered
                                                   The Monticello Area Service Club ar­
has no Club, and one or two Clubs               ranged for a showing of the A.A.R. sound­         during recen t years due to unregulated
cover too much mileage and must be              slide film On April 13th. Business men of         and subsidized competition. Meeting was
divided.                                        the local community attended the show­            then opened for general discussion, and
                                                ing, which was followed by an open dis­           various items of interest were brought up.
   Mr. W. E. Beck, who for the past             cussion centering on courtesy and coopera­        After closing the meeting, the group
9 months has devoted his entire time            tion. It was agreed that those employes           played bridge and other games, and en­
to assisting in this work, will have ac­        in attendance would strive to give the ut­        joyed the lunch served by the ladies.
                                                most in courtesy, service, and cooperation          Meetings of the other Clubs held during
complished a big and important task,                                                              the month were devoted to discussions of
                                                to the public, in their own interest and
which is expected to be of lasting value        that of their employers.                          traffic tips, courtesy, and other matters
to the Railroad as well as to the mem­            A "New Idea Plan" was brought up at             that had been. brought to the attention of
bers of the Clubs.                              the April 3rd meeting of the Mason City           Club chairmen, and a general disposition
                                                Service Club, whereby every employe can           has been shown to take advantage of the
  The enthusiastic manner in which                                                                opportunity afforded by these clubs to get
                                                turn in any idea that would improve the
Milwaukee Road people have entered              railroad situation. Any sound idea that           together for social and business purposes.
into Club work, combining business              will benefit the railroad financially or other­   By the time the next number of this
                                                wise is to be g'iven consideration at Serv­       Magazine is published, we hope to have
with social affairs, indicates they wel­                                                          sufficient space allotted us to say Some­
come the opportunities afforded by              ice Club meetings.
                                                   The Old Line Service         Club's March      thing about each Club meeting held dur­
these Clubs.                                    meeting in Beaver Dam. Wis., was well             ing the preceding month.
  Following items are taken from the            attended, and, in addition to discussion of
                                                traffic tips, purchase slips, truck competi­
                                                                                                                       •
                                                                                                    There have been several changes in
minutes of those Clubs that included
                                                tion' and other subjects, it was decided to       names of Service Clubs, and in the officers
special activities in their programs dur­       hold a Service Club picnic this summer,           of some Clubs as shown by the following:
ing the past 30 days. It is regretted           time and place to be agreed upon later.             The Jackson (Minn.) Service Club has
that we do not have space to mention            Arrangement also was made to collect Z5c          been changed to the Mid-Southern Minne­
the meetings of all Clubs.                      per member as dues when the new Service           sota Service Club.
                                                Club buttons are distributed. Next meet­            The Bristol (S. D.) Service Club has been
       Service Club Activities                  ing will be held in Ripon.                        changed to the Middle H & D DIvision
                                                  The Menominee River Service Club met            Service Club.
    The Middle H & D Division Milwau],ee        on March 29th with a good number present.
 Road Service Club held a joint meeting                                                             The Cle Elum Service Club has been
                                                They discussed' the various circulars re­         changed to the Kittitas Valley Service
and banquet with the Milbank Community          ceived, traffic tips, certain instances of
 Club in the dining room of the City Audi­                                                        Club.
                                                truck patronage, and other matters. An              The Avery Service Club has been changed
 torium at Milbank, S. D., on Monday,           entertainment committee was appointed to
 March 27th. About two hundred guests                                                             to the Shadowy St. Joe Service Club.
                                                plan date, place and program for next               The Three Forks Service Club has been
 were present.     Hon. Dwight Campbell,        meeting.      A social gathering followed
 solicitor for the Milwaukee Road at Aber­                                                        changed to the S~ajawea Service Club.
                                                when lunch was served, and the group
'deen, was guest speaker, Mr. R. D. Jones       played cards and visited till midnight.             The Lewistown Service Club has been
 of Milbank, toastmaster. After the dinner,       The Botna Valley Club met on March              changed to the Central Montana Service
 the Milwaukee' Road "'omen's Club of           27th with 26 present. A recording by Rudy         Club.
 Milbank held open house at the club room.      Vallee was played, follo"'ed by discussion          The Great Falls Service Club has been
    The Sioux Valley Service Club held a        of tips and courtesy. It was voted to in­         changed to the North Montana Service
 meeting at Canton, S. D., April 3rd, at        vite the ladies to future meetings. Next          Club.
 whIch 215 were present. Schools from Dell      meeting, April 24th.                                The "'isconsin Valley Service Club has
 Rapids, Canton, Parker and Fairview, S. D.,       The Miles City, Montana, Club meeting          been changed to the ,Vausau Valley Service
 furnished a musical program which in­          on "'larch 27th brought· together about 75,       Club.
 cluded tap dancing and an acrobatic act.       including ,"omen's Club members. Neces­             The Wisconsin Rapids Area Service Club
 Following the showing of the sound-slide       sity of aiding Traffic Department solicitors      has been changed to the East End Wiscon­
 film, Mr. A. G. Dupuis, assistant pUblic re­   by obtaining traffic tips was stressed, and       sin Valley Service Club.
 lations officer of Chicago, and Mr. R. B.      ways of obtaining tips were suggested.              The North Valley Service Club has been
 Finn, professor of the FaIrview schools,       Figures showing progress made in tip re­          changed to the Northwoods Hiawatha
 were guest speal,ers.                          turns, on the system and on the Trans­            Service Club.
    Members of the Eureka Civic Club of         i''lissouri Diyision, were presented. Several       The Southwest Limited Service Club has
 Eureka, S. D .. were guests of the West        vocal and instrumental numbers were ren­          been changed to the Southwest Employes
 H & D Service Club at a meeting held In        dered, after which the A.A.R. sound-slide         Service Club.
 the city hall at Eurel,a, on March 23rd.       film, "This Railroad Business" was shown.           The Cereal City Service Club has been
 After the showing of the A.A.R. sound-slide    Judge G. "'. Farr then gave an interest­          changed to the Marion-Cedar Rapids Serv­
 film, refreshments were served.                ing talk on the importance of railroads,          ice Club.
    The Marion Line Service Club met March      and the necessity of giving them fair and           The Clinton Area Service Club has been
 23rd at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. C.         equal treatment.                                  cha.nged to the Eastern Iowa Service Club.
 Carnes. During the social hour the club
 was favored with musical numbers by Mrs.
 Mary Smith and a solo and dances by Mas­
 ter Jerry Humphrey. Mrs. Gladys McAllis­
 ter, Mrs. Tom Hall, and Mrs. Clyde Hen­
 son assisted Mrs. Carnes on the refresh­
 ment committee.
    The East End Wisconsin Valley Service
 Club held a drawing fo'llowing the showing
 of the A.A.R sound-slide film at their
 meetin'g at Wisconsin Rapids on March
 22nd. Mr. John Shamanski of "'isconsin
 Rapids won th e $5.00 cash prize.
    The Council Bluffs Area Service Club is
 planning a pot luck dinner May 2nd at the
 Y.M.C.A. There will be music and com­
 munity singing, and Mr. Voss of the Cham­
 ber of Commerce will speal, on the subject,
 "What the Railroads Mean to the Com­
 munity."
    The Central Montana Service Club held
 the second in a series of Goodwill parties
 at Lewistown on April 3rd. Nearly 200
 business and professional meh, (;ompany               Trainload of Chrysler
                     tomobiles in the movement of which
 employes and their wives were present at                                                         our line participated. The trainload
 the dinner. Mr. Tom Stout, Editor of the                   Automobiles
                          moved from Detroit, Mich., to Denver,
LEWISTOWN DEMOCRAT-NEWS, was
guest speaker, and the sound-slide film was
 shown. This Club performed a very credit­
                                                          a picture showing an
                                                A BOVE istrainload of Chrysler un­

                                                   loaded                      au-
                                                                                                  Colo" consigned to the Leeman Auto
                                                                                                  Company at the latter point.
                                                                                                                                         Five
                              ORGANIZATION OF SERVICE CLUBS
     GOLDEN BUCKLE SERVICE CLUB""" Chairman-G, B. Hug'hes, agent, Adaza,
                                                                                                             The Retirement List
                                                                                                         Name                                     Location
      Jefferson to Sac City, Organized March Io\\'a,; V, Chairman-Wm, Myers, section                  Ben Snyder                        Miles City, Mont.
      20, 1939                               foreman, Lohrvllle, Iowa; Secretary-Paul                 Charles Gaulke                         Marquette, la,
                                             Quinn, agent's clerk, Rocl<weli City, Iowa               Emil Ferdinand Waterstrat.Othello, Wash.
                                           "Chairman-E. Faehn, agent, Rembrandt,                      James Edwin Dame.,                        Freeport, Ill.
     LAKE TO LAKE SERVICE CLUB.
                                              Io\\'a; V, Chairman-S, M, Anderson, sec­                George Bowman                     Cedar Rapids, Ia.
      Nemaha to Rembrandt, and Albert City                                                            Henry Edward Miller                      Austin, Minn.
      to Spirit Lal<e. Organized March 21,    tion foreman, Marathon, Iowa; Secretary­
                                                                                                      John Frederick Theodore Krohn .. Perry, Ia.
      1939                                    H, G, Lee, agent, Fostoria, Iowa                        Lincoln Clay Benson                         Chula, Mo.
     WHITEWATER AREA SERVICE CLUB" Chairman-Frank Holmes, agent, iVIilton,                            Lewis Edwin Hayden .. Oxford Junction, Ia.
      Waukesha to McFarland, Organized        'Wis,; V. Chairman-Floyd Dunbar, section                George Dollmair                            Delmar, la.
                                               foreman, Waukesha, Wis.; Secretary ­                   John vVilliam Foulkes               Milwaukee, 'Vis.
      March 23, 1939                                                                                  William Henry Horan                Milwaukee, 'Vis.
                                              Frank 'Tarpley, agent's cashier, White­
                                                                                                      """illiam A. Cusick.          . .Terre Haute, Ind
                                                     water, ""Vis.                                    vVilliam Foesch                    Milwaukee, Wis.
    BOSCOBEL AREA SERVICE CLuB ... ' ',. Chairman-Eo F, Bender, telegrapher, Lone                     Alphonse DuFrane                         Savanna, Ill.
     Prairie du Chien to Cross Plains.         Rock, ·Wis.; V. Chairman-Guy May, teleg-               Herman Fred'k Beyer                   Janesville, Wis.
     Branches, Kickapoo, Richland Center,      rapheI', Boscobel, \"lis.; V. Chairman-iVI.            Carl Muetzel                ,            Portage, Wis.
                                                                                                      Christoph H. A. Libke... . .. Tomah, Wis.
      Prairie du Sac. Organized :\['lrch 24.   J. Keppel, section foreman, Boscobel, Wis.;
                                                                                                      Herman Fred Krouse                 Milwaukee, Wis.
     1~39                                      Secretary-E. N. Brown, agent, Woodman,                 William Thomas Rice                      Oshkosh, Wis
                                               Wis.                                                   Oscar Schmidt....         .         Milwaukee, Wis.
    BRODHEAD AREA SERVICE CLUB                Chairman-D. C. Collins, agent, Brodhead,                Charles Edward BelL                    Eldridge, Iowa
     Orfordville to l\Ionroe and Ne\\' Glarus  Wis.; V. Chairman-L. J. Berg, section                  Daniel Drummond                       Tacoma, Wash.
     branch. Organized :\Iarch 2i, 1939        foreman, Brodhead, Wis.; Secretary-A. G.               Charles Fremon t Peterson .. Slayton, Man t.
                                                                                                      Jeremiah Joseph McCarthy .... Chicago, Ill.
                                               Verch, telegrapher, Brodhead, Wis.
                                                                                                      Sever Larson Herreid ... Minneapolis, Minn.
     PECA TON ICA RIVER SERVICE CLUB ... Chairman-C. A. Howard, agen t, Darlington,                   Herman F. Schwichtenberg. ,Redfield, S. D.
      South Wayne to Mineral Point, Shulls- 'Vis.; V. Chairman-John Stover, section                   Peter H. L. Kockum,             Minneapolis, Min n.
      berg to Platteville. Organized March  foreman, Darlington, Wis.; ~-;ecretary-L.                 Lee Roy Blackledge                       Marion, Iowa
      28, 1939                              W. DeLorimer, agent, Gratiot, ·Wis.                       Thomas Edw. Rochford                 Green Bay, Wis.
                                                                                                      William John Smith                 Mason City, Iowa
     RACINE AREA SERVICE CLUB                      Chairman-'Vm. Henrich, locomotive engi-            William Dale Cogswell              Terre Haute, Ind
      Chicago     to Mil\\'aukee. Racine  to        neeI', Racine, 'Vis.; V. Chairman-IV. J.          Christian Hardman Meek .. Ferguson, Iowa
      Springfield. Organized March 30, 1939         Krummel,        car foreman, Racine. Wis.;        Benjamin F. Story                Miles City, Mont.
                                                    secretary-Herman Fiehweg, ag'ent's clerk,         Henry Ferd. Schwanz                      Portage, vVis.
                                                    Racine, I," is.                                   George Legvold                   Des Moines, Iowa
                                                                                                      Charles Clay ·Whitney               Cambridge, Iowa
     FOX LAKE AREA SERVICE CLUB                    Chairman-H. L. Honeman, agent, Round               i\"icholas Edw. Wh ite.             . Mapleton, Iowa
      Libertyville to Ayalon. Organized             Lake, Ill.; V. Chairman-L, M. Oskins,             Jacob Hoff...                  . ..... Portage, Wis
      'March 31, 1939                               agent, Fox Lake, Ill.; Secretary-J. P.            Cyrus Ague                       Long Grove, Iowa
                                                    Hanna, agent, vValworth, Wis.                     ,Villiam James Casey                Marquette, Iowa
                                                                                                      Alfred Louis Hawley.             . .. Tacoma, Wash.
    FREEPORT AREA SERVICE CLUB                     Chairman-L. E. Martin, ticket clerk, Free-         Truman Ketcham ..... " .. Miles City, Mont.
     Davis to Shannon. Organized April 3,           port, Ill.; V. Chairman-R. L. Fulier, teleg­      Benjamin Frank Klamer .. Missoula, Mont.
     1939                                           rapheI', Freeport, Ill.; Secretal·y-M. R.         George Asbury Blake                    Tacoma, Wash.
                                                    Askey, freight house cashiel', Freeport, Ill.      Sadie Allcott Fraser,              Milwaukee, Wis.
     ROCKFORD-MILWAUKEE SERVICE                                                                       Henry Furtney                         Sf. PaUl, Minn.
         CLUB                                  '" . Chairman-John Cerri, freight house clerk,         ''Villiam :vI. Jones           Minneapolis, Minn.
                                                                                                      John Holub..         .              Milwaukee, Wis.
       Zenda to J\IcNabb and branches south of         Rockford, Ill.; V. Chairman~Thomas A.          Charles H. Hintz                    iVlilwaukee, 'Vis.
      Davis Jct. Organized April 4, 1939               Malana, conductor, Rockford, Ill.; Secretary   John vVilliam Cox...... . ..... Harris, Mo.
                                                       -Rose Condon, freigllt house cashier,          Ben Hendrickson                   Mason City, Iowa
                                                       Rockford, Ill.                                 John Fred'k Corcoran              Mason City, Iowa
     RIPON AREA SERVICE CLUB.                    . .. Chairman-Eo A, Kent, agent, Ripon, 'Vis.;       Henry Falk............ . . MilwaUkee, Wis
      Brandon to Oshkosh, inc., and Marke-             V. Chairman-G. C. Meigher, agent, \Vau­        Swante Swenson....            .Minneapolis, Minn.
                                                                                                       William Henry Smart                     Tomah, Wis.
       san, Berlin, ,\\'inneconne branches, Fond       kau, Wis.; Secretary-H. F. Zeidler, agent's    Enbret Odegard                Minneapolis, Minn.
      du Lac proper. Organized April 6, 1939           clerk, Ripon, Wis.                             Andrew SchlageL                     Milwaukee, Wis.
    MOMENCE AREA SERVICE CLUB                      Chairman-G. \V. Armstrong, agent, Chen-            Jeremiah Mehegan                    Milwaukee, Wis.
     Blue Island to Cheneyvllle, inc., and          eyville, Iii.; V. Chairman-D. F. Miljour,         Daniel McGraw                           Mitchell, S. D.
     Delmar to Joliet. Organized April 11,          agent, \Vebster, Ill.; Secretary-A. T. Pur­       Frank Swiatek                       Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                                                                       Grant Lincoln Noyes.,                Janesville, Wis.
     1939                                           cell, signal maintainer, Delmar, Ill.
                                                                                                      Walenty Rewolinski                 Milwaukee, Wis.
     SOUTHEASTERN SERVICE CLUB.             ., Chairman-Eo L. Kenney, conductor, Terre                Philip Vanderveren, ,                Green Bay, Wis.
      Stockland to Elnora. Organized ApI'il     Haute, Ind.; V. Chairman-M. C. Faris,                 Carl Ernest 'Vegner                       Tomah, Wis.
      12, 1939                                  agent, Terre Haute, Ind.; Secretary-\Vm.              Andrew Schader              Cedar Rapids, Iowa
                                                Nadzeika, rate clerk, Terre Haute, Ind.               John Peterson                          Tacoma, Wash
                                                                                                      Joseph Zugner                         Tacoma, Vi'ash.
     STONE CITY SERVICE CLUB                       Cllairman-H. O. King, agent, Bedford, Ind.;        Gerald Callahan Cotter. .. Milwaukee, Wis.
      Odon to 'Vestport. Organized April 13,        V. Chairman-L. R. Sims, agent, Burns              Martin P. Graven                    St. PaUl, Minn.
      1939                                          City, Ind.; Secretary-J. B. Dede, agent's         Roland R. Woods .. " .. White Bluffs, Wash.
                                                     chief clerl<, Bedford, Ind.                      John Maliszewski                   Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                                                                      Thomas Keating                            Butte, Mont.
     QUAD CITY SERVICE CIJUB...               . .. Chairman-R. E. Tathwell, agent's chief
                                                                                                      Edward Collings........... "Persia, Iowa
      Everything south of Cordova along the         clerk, Davenport, Iowa; V. Chairman-              Frank Louis Krause                    Tacoma, WasiL
      river on Ill.-Dubuque Division, inc. 01'-     Henry Louisfield, yardmaster,    Nahant,          John Charles McConnell                  Seattle, Wash.
      ganized April 17, 1939                        Iowa; Secretary-Frank Brenton, store­             Thomas A. Lavers                Minneapolis, Minn.
                                                    keeper, Nahant, Iowa                              'Villiarn A. Morrisey              Terre Haute, Ind.
     MISSISSIPPI PALISADE SERVICE CLUB. Chairman-John H. 1<'isher, car foreman.                       Edward J. McGrath                   Milwaukee, Wis.
                                                                                                      H. (Larry) Hammerli... Monticello, Wis.
      Line Savanna to Albany, inc., .and east  Savanna, Ill.; V. Chairman-John H. Mul­
                                                                                                      Michael M. Conley                   La Crosse, Wis.
      to Harper, inc. Organized April IS, 1939 der, chief clerk to master mechanic, Sa­               James Smith..          ..                 Tomah, Wis.
                                               vanna, Ill.; Secretary-Anthony C. Novak,               John Wm. Phillips                     Tacoma, Wash.
                                               chief clerk to assistant superintendent, Sa­           John A. Johnson                    Red Wing, Minn.
                                               vanna, Ill.                                            Fred LaFavor Waters                       Chicago, Ill.
                                                                                                      Patrick Jos. Handley                   Dubuque, Iowa
                                                                                                      ,Villiarn Brown                      Janesville, Wis.
                                                                                                      Hugh Alex. Ross                   Miles City, Mont.
       Mr. E. G. Boyd, freight and passenger         l\IcGregor as secretary of the Mason City        James Edw. Smith                 Terre Haute, Ind.
     agent at Dubuque, has succeeded Mr. R. E.       Service Club.                                    Charles B. Perron .. ,              Kirkland, Vi'ash.
     Beauvais as Chairman of the Elder-Du­              Mr. A. E. Kemp, road master at Mar­           Claus Lind            "'      Minneapolis. Minn.
     ouque Service Club.                                                                              John F. McGuire                   Terre Haute, Ind.
                                                     quette, has succeeded Mr. James H. Bell
       Mr. R. L. Goltz, chief clerk in the DF &                                                       August Rob't Smith                   Channing, Mich.
     PA's office at Mason City, has succeeded
       as chairman of the Marquette Service Club.
                                                                                                      Thomas 'Vilson Jones              Lewistown, Mont.
     Mr. Charles E. Mutschler as Chairman of            Mr. C. V. Peterson, of the operating de­ 
    Frank Hammon                     Elwood Park, Ill.
     the Mason City Service Club. Mr. Max            partment at Butte, has succeeded Mrs.
           John llIickelson             Minneapolis, Minn.
     Brager, clerk in the superintendent's office    Pearl Jones as secretary of the Butte Serv­ 
    Herman Rauch                       Milwaukee, Wis.
     at Mason City, has succeeded Mr. R. 1.          ice Club.
                                                   (Continued on Page 16)

     Six
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                                                                                                     for state purposes, 24 per cent for coun­
                    An Interesting Anniversary
                                                      ty purposes, 16 per cent to cities, vil­
                                                                                                     lages and towns, and 13 per cent to
                                                                                                     roads and bridges.
                                                                                                        It is therefore apparent that any re­
                                                                                                     duction in the amounts expended by
                                                                                                     any of these governmental bodies
                                                                                                     means a proportionate reduction in the
                                                                                                     company's tax bill, for practically all
                                                                                                     of the revenues of such bodies are from
                                                                                                     taxes. It is often possible for an em­
                                                                                                     ploye or group of employes to b~ of
                                                                                                     great benefit to the company m brmg­
                                                                                                     ing about such reductions in a partic~­
                                                                                                     lar taxing unit. If such an employe IS
                                                                                                     a taxpayer, he is at the same time bene­
                                                                                                     fiting himself by a reduction in his own
                                                                                                     taxes. It is not often that an individual
                                                                                                     or local group can exercise influence
                                                                                                     on state expenditures or even county
                                                                                                     expenditures but opportunities to do so
                                                                                                     do occasionally arise. Much may be
 i                                  "CO:'\:'\ECTI~'O UP," Mi\Y 19, 1909.
                                                                                                     done, however, in the smaller units such
              J. Conductor; 2. ,Yo R. Lanning-, Gen. funln., B&B; :~.' ~Il'. Copland, Gen.
          Frlnn., B&B; 4. J. "'. Fry, Gen. Frmn., Telg.h.; 5. U. J. Fry, Supt. of Telgh.;            as cities, towns and villages and parti­
          6, R. F. Weeks, D.F.&P.A., Butte; 7. J. :1". Pillson, Dist. Eng,..; 8. C. H.
          l\'I£Ll'shall, Supt.; 9. Dr. Spottswood, lUissoula; 10. E. J. Pearson, Chief Engr.,        cularly iT) school districts.
          C~IPS.; 11. J. H. Ellison, Supt. Contractors; 12. C. H. McLeod, ,Missoula, Mere.
                                                                                                        In most of such districts a tax levy
I
        Co.; 13. C. F. Loweth, Chief Engl'. C1HStP; 14. 'V. O. 'Yinston, Contl'aetol'; 15.
          Frank Conle:y, ll'n,rden, :i\Jontana State Penitentiary; 16. Fred Sterling, l\liss0t.I1n
          Mere.; 17. Oeo. i'\iel" Dist. Eng.; 18. Mott Sawyer, Asst. T. M.; 19. W. H. DavId­
                                                                                                     cannot be made without the publication
                                                                                                     of a budget of proposed expenditures,
          son, Asst. Engr.; 20. H. E. Stevens, '''instoll Bros.; 21. J. D. :Mc,Tical', Dist.
          En~I·.; 22. J. J. Harding, Engr., B&B; 23. A. L. Stone. Editor, l\'lissoula; 24. W. P.     with respect to which the resident
          Warner, D.F. &. P.A.; 2:3. Eugene Greenwald, B&B Foreman.
                                                                                                     voters and taxpayers have a right to be
          MAY 19th            the
     O Nanniversary ofoccursdrivingthirtieth
                       the           of the
                                                                                                     heard at school meetings and, generally
                                                                                                     speaking, no indebtedness can be in­
     golden spike on the Puget Sound Line                                                            curred without the approval of the tax­
     when the construction forces from east                                                          payel's affected. Sometimes the mattel'
     and west met at Gold Creek, Montana.                                                            must be favorably acted upon by a ma­
     To mark the place where this important                                                          jority of the voters, whether taxpayers
     event occurred, a monument has been                                                             or not, at an election on the proposition.
     erected, consisting of a large yellow                                                              Every employe is a resident of some
     spike, located on the south side of the                                                         school district and many, if not the ma­
     track about five miles west of Garrison                                                         jority, are home owners and taxpayers.
     and two and a half miles east of Gold                                                           If each made an effort to keep informed
     Creek, Montana.                                                                                 as to the cost of conducting the schools
                                                                The Golden Spilce    ~Ionul1lel1t
       The pictures above show the official                                                          in his district and the proposed expendi­
     group which was present at the driv­              Aye, more than this the land that teems       tures for such purposes, and used the
     ing of the golden spike and the                        with pride
                                                       O'er each triumphant step for betterment      information thus obtained in protest­
     monument which commemorates the                   Such as we celebrate today, clear eyed,       ing or voting against excessive costs
     event.                                            To give a golden page its measurement         and unreasonable expenditures, he
                           •                           That history may rejoice in days to come,
                                                       As we rejoice today when thirty years         would not only benefit by reductions in
                   Gold Creek                          Permit us to drive home, with ideal drum,     his own tax bill, as hereinbefore sug­
     'TIS fitting that the time and place be           The Golden Spike that each proud Veteran      gested, but would also perform a very
            lwown,                                          cheers                                   worthwhile service to the company.
     Not only to the heroes in the Roll,               "'hen he remembers signals that first ftew
                                                       "For all aboard, the Coast, our Goal's in        The company has no purpose or de­
     But to the native citizenry that's shown
     A gleam of satisfaction with each soul.                view."           -Edward ·Murray.        sire to curtail the facilities of any gov­
                                                                                                     ernmental organization, particularly
                                                                                                     school districts. On the contrary, it is
                    Taxes: How You Can Help                                                          willing to bear its just share' of the
                                o.   G. EDWARDS, Tax Commissioner                                    cost of educating the young people in
                                                                                                      the territory it serves. It objects only
         DRING the year 1938 the Milwau­ states in which the company operates                        to excessive, unnecessary and unreason­
     O     kee Road paid ad valo?'em taxes for state, county, city, village and town,                able expenditures such as are apt to
     totaling almost $5,200,000,00. These road and bridge, and school purposes,                      occur in those places (of which there
     are the taxes paid upon its tracks and and in some instances, but in compara­                   are a number on its lines) where it pays
     right of way, station grounds, rolling tively small amounts, for other pur­                     a substantial proportion of the taxes.
     stock and other tangible property and poses such as fire prevention, flood con­                    An interesting case in point occurred
     the amount stated does not include the trol and so on.                                           recently in a district where the com­
     tax on gross revenues paid in the State    This means that eventually the                       pany pays a large proportion of the tax.
     of Minnesota, or Income, Social Se­ money goes to assist in the support of                      It was proposed to construct a new
     curity, Railroad Retirement and other the activities of the states, several hun­                 schoolhouse, with Federal aid to the
     taxes of that character paid to the fed­ dred counties, several thousand school                  extent of about one-half the cost, of
     eral and state governments, There was districts and the construction and                         sufficient size to accommodate two hun­
     paid or accrued during the year 1938 maintenance of many hundreds of                            dred pupils. The cost to this company
     on account of these latter exactions al­ miles of roads, highways and city                       would have been in the neighborhood of
     most $3,000,000.00 additional.      This streets. By far the greatest single                     $8,000.00. The company's agent, a tax­
     tremendous total represents over $22,­ proportion is devoted to school pur­                     payer in the district, attended a meet­
     000.00 per day or almost $1,000.00 per poses-almost 43 per cent of the                           ing of the school board at which the
     hour.                                    ad valo?'em taxes or well over $2,000,­                 Inatter was being considered and called
        The ad valorem taxes of over $5,000,­ 000.00 of the amount paid on the sys­                   the attention of the authorities to the
     000.00 were collected in the twelve tem as a whole. About 4 per cent went                                (Continued on Page 9)

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                           THE MILWAUKEE MAGAZINE

                                                          UNION STATION BUILDING, CHICAGO
                            VOL. XXVII                                      MAY, 1939                                            No.2
       Pub\isbed montbly, devoted to tbe interests ot and tor tree distribution among the employes ot the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul       &;

     CARPENTER KENDALL,              Editor                                      ALBERT G. DUPUIS,     Assistant Editor, In Charge of Adve
     Single Copies, 10 Cents Each-Outside Circulation, $1 Per Year                                U. S. Postage on This Magazine Is Three


                                                                 Will you please extend to Ben Dousman         R. E. Gilbertson of Erwin, S. nal<.
                                                               my hearty congratulations and good wishes,    Iieved M. C. Bloom, agent at Okab-­
                                                               and present this letter to him as a mark of   Minn., while Mrs. Bloom was taken lo •
                                                               my esteem and regarel.                        hospital. At this writing Mrs. Blo.-,
                                                                          Sincerely,                         on the way to speedy recovery.
                                                                              (Sgd) 'V. ,V. K. Sparrow"         J. E. Bennett of Egan, S. Dale, n·li",
                                                                 Congratulatory telegrams were re­           A. A. Horton as agent at Fairmont, _"~
                                                                                                             for a few days while Mr. Horton wa~ ;~
                                                              ceived from Messrs. J. Welch and L. G.         to the hospital at Fairmont. Mr. H·­
                                                              Weiffenbach, of New York, and from             resumed his duties as agent On April
                                                              Messrs. C. F. Rank and R. J. Walker,              L. E. Ludwigsen, trucker at Ja ~~
                                                                                                             Minn., took in the Ice Follies at IIIi11n,
                                                              who were in Washington at the time             olis on Sunday, March 26th. He also >;­
                                                              on business, all of which were read by         Monday visiting his friend, Hunter G,'
                                                              Mr. Wilson.                                    pie, who is attending business colleg­
                                                                 During the course of the dinner a           the cities. While in Minneapolis 3k"
                                                                                                             took in the dance at The Hotel L:~
                                                              telegram was received from Mr. R. J.           "Who accompa,nied you to the dance, :'OL
                                                              Marony, of New York, asking that Mr.           nie?
    l\II', \l"ilson   rresentin~   the 60- Yea.!' )'eterans   Dousman be "crowned" with a Borsa­               Mrs. H. R. Laugen, wife of age :
                            Button.                           lino hat, as a gift from him. Following        Jackson, Min n., left fOF Chicago Satur'
                                                                                                             April 8th, to spend the summer vis:'
                                                              the crowning Mr. Wilson pinned on              \Vitll   her son, Gordon   l   who is emploYi:""""
       On April 21, 1939, Mr. Benjamin A.                     Mr. Dousman's coat lapel, on behalf of         Chicag-o.
    Dousman completed sixty years of con­                     the Milwaukee Veteran Employes' As­               A. D. Smith, passenger condr. on .
                                                                                                             Bristol Branch, is taking a month's ,." ...
    tinuous service with the Milwaukee                        sociation, a gold button symbolizing           lion visiting relatives in Seattle, '''ash. :­
    Railroad, all of which has been in the                    sixty years of service. He also pre­           was accompanied by his wife on the ;::­
    Accounting Department.                                    sented Mr. Dousman with a pen and              Freel Wagner is relieving Mr. Smitt
       In commemoration of this achieve­                      pencil set, a gift from those present at       conductor on the Bristol Branch while:
                                                                                                             Smith is taking his vacation in the v.".­
    ment, a dinner was tendered Mr. Dous­                     the dinner.                                      A. D. Daniels, divn. engr., has been
    man at the Traffic Club, Chicago. There                      Mr. H. H. Field was called upon and         ing an inspection trip over the SM "'­
    were in attendance thirty-seven of his                    made a very interesting talk, reciting         inspecting- bridges. He is accompanie,j
    friends and associates, all of whom,                      certain incidents in the life of Mr.           chief carpenter W. E. Tritchler of Aus'
                                                                                                             Minn.
    with the exception of Messrs. H. H.                       Dousman, whom he has known for al­               M. P. Ayars, trainmaster, made a b\:.., ..
    Field and T. W. Burtness, were Ac­                        most all of the sixty years Mr. Dous­          ness trip over SM ,Vest on April 4th. _
    counting Department officers and em­                      man has been with the company.                 rode the supply train from Bristol to ~!~ ­
                                                                                                             ison and thence to Woonsocket. He ~~
    ployes.                                                      Mr. F. J. Owens, who has been asso­         turned to Austin on April 8th.
       Mr. Walter V. Wilson, comptroller,                     ciated with Mr. Dousman for more than            ,Valt Coppin, freight condr. on 94 ..
    acted as Toastmaster and read the fol­                    forty years, entertained the guests with       95, is taking a couple of weeks off VIS"-: ..
    lowing letters.                                           funny stories and led the bunch in             relatives and friends at Cleveland. 0:.
    "Dear Mr. Dousman:                                        singing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow."        He is being- relieved by Al Bral<ke.
      I have just learned that today marks the                   Mr. Dousman, in response, made a              The FUlda, Minn., to Jackson, Minn., ,
    completion by you of sixty years of serVice                                                              trol was discontinued on March 20th, ~.
                                                              very interesting talk on the varied ex­        now 94 and 95 run through between !\Is_­
    with the Milwaukee Railroad. The name
    Dousman is inextricably intertwined with                  periences during his sixty years of            son and Jackson. Mr. Klaser, who ~
    this railroad, and you have faithfUlly and                service, and at the conclusion received        conductor on the patrol. is now brak:.:c.
    worthily carried on the fine Dousman tracli­              the personal congratulations of all            for con dr. Wagner on these trains. ~
    tion through all these years.                                                                            sure miss your songs, Nick, and come
      I congratulate you most heartily on this                those present.                                 in the office and see us once in a ""he.­
    long and fine record, and I am happy that
    you are well and still going strong'.
                                                                                   •                         Sldnnie sure misses that most plea"~
                                                                                                             Ilhello, boys," every evening.
                                                                        Arthur S. Dudley
      'With all good wishes,
                    Sincerely yours,                                                                                                •
                       (Sgd) H. A. Scandrett"                 M R.years Tax S. Dudley, for ofmany "I T Railroadhelp them (the ra.::­
                                                                      Arthur
                                                                              Commissioner      this
                                                                                                        WOULD
                                                                                                                    Competition
    "Mr. Walter V. 'Wilson,                                   county and who retired August 1, 1936,
      Comptroller.                                            died at St. Petersburg, Florida, Sun­   roads) a lot also if the governmF:.:
    Dear Mr. 'Vilson:                                                                                        would stop artificially favoring th~:::
      I am leaving tomorro\v on a business trip               day, April 9.
    to Kansas City and, therefore, deeply re­                   Funeral services were held in Mil­ 
         competition. The subsidy of so.me ;;
    gret that I will not be able to attend the                waukee on Friday, April 14.                    most useless inland waterways-the

    dinner to be given Friday night to Mr.                                                                   most free ride on public roadbeds
    B. A. Dousman in commemoration of the                                          •                         truck and bus transportation and its -:-­
    Sixtieth Anniversary of his entry into the
    service of the Milwaukee.
                                                                        I. & S. M., West                     latively smaller burden of rates 2:'_
      Sixty years of service with one company                                  E. L. W.                      labor regulation-the lack of eq" ..
    is a wonderful record, but to ha"e worked                         The Best 'Vill Come Bac1<.
                                                              "Give love and love to your life will flow,
   regulation of rates and practices c.
    sixty years for one company and still be in
    harness and performing valuable warl" is a                 A strength in your utmost need.               coastal and intercoastal transportatio:.

    unique record seldom attained. This record                Have faith and a thousand hearts will show     all are inequities that should be leve:,o

    absolves Ben Dousman from being calIed a                    Their faith in your word and deed.           off."  From article by Gen, Hugh ~

    "rolling stone" and, in accordance with the               For life is a mirror of king and slave,

    well-known proverb, I can vouch that he                     'Tis just what you are and do.
              Johnson.
    has gathered a lot of moss, symbolized by
    a fine character and the respect, esteem
                                                              Then give to the CMSTP&P the best you
                                                                    have,

                                                                                                                                    •

    and friendship of all who know him.                         And the best will come back to YOU."
                     The Alternative
      Ben Dousman has upheld the tradition of                                                                  Whipper: "My college son is poor
    the Dousman family. That is an enviable                     K. W. Gebhart of '''essington Spring-s,      football and worSe at track."
    record and orie that any man may well be.                 S. Dak., is relieving E . .."V. Wood of Wi­      Snapper: "He might as well go in "
    proud of.                                                 rock, Minn., for an indefinite period.         an education."

    Eight


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                                                  ENTHUSIASM
                              Nothing is so stimulating or more effective
                         than enthusiastic endeavor.
                              The driving power of enthusiasm is not auto­
                         matic and needs constant nourishment to keep one
                         well, active, useful and reasonably happy. With­
                         out enthusiasm in our every day accomplishments
                         patrons are not so readily attracted to our
                         service, or to the many individuals who by their
                         enthusiastic efforts to please do secure and hold
                         business to the railroad.
                              The Traffic Tip Plan and Service Clubs afford
                         many opportunities for renewing our enthusiasm with
                         mutual advantage.

                                                                                $)                     ..
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                                                                                     Chief Operating Officer




   Taxes, How You Can Help	                  this kind pending in the many districts from general headquarters or some
          (Continned !"om Page 7)
                                             it traverses, or to be sufficiently well­ other far-distant point.
fact that there were less than fifty chil­   informed about those coming to their        The Tax Department is glad, and in­
dren attending the existing school, with     attention to pass on the merits of the deed anxious, to furnish. at any time
no immediate prospect of any substan­        individual cases, and in any event, the information about the company's tax
tial increase; that the Railroad Com­        opposition of a local resident and tax­ payments in any particular district or
pany would have to bear half of the          payer is immeasurably more effective other taxing unit and to give every as­
cost and that its business at that point     than that of a company representative sistance it can in matters of this kind.
had decreased during the past few years
by considerably more than half. He
                                                Danish Royalty Rides the              7:30 P. M., April 23rd. The party con­
suggested that a building be planned
                                                                                      sisting of the Prince and Princess, the
to take care of about one hundred                      Hiawatha                       Danish Minister, Chamberlain of the
pupils and this entirely reasonable and         On their visit to Chicago, the Crown	 Royal Household, Ladies-in-waiting,
sensible suggestion was favorably re­        Prince and Princess of Denmark, who secretaries, maids, valets, etc.
ceived by the school board. If and when      are visiting this country, made the trip    Mr. H. A. Sengstacken, General Pas­
acted upon, it will cut the cost of the      from Minneapolis to Chicago on the senger Agent accomvanied the party
new structure in half and will, conse­       HIA WATHA, arriving in Chicago at from Minneapolis to Chicago.
quently, mean a direct saving to the
Railroad Company of approximately
$4,000.00.
   This incident illustrates two points;
first, the tendency of taxing bodies to
expend more money than is necessary
when the funds are coming from outside
sources, and second, the wholesome and
effective result of opposition on the part
of an aggressive, well-informed and
loyal company employe residing in the
district.
   The same results could be secured in
greater or lesser degree in innumerable
other places. The officers and partiCll­
larly the Tax Department of the com­
pany are continually working along
these lines, but it is practically impos­
                                                        Danish RO;1"al Couple Gl'eeting the DAnes of   )l~lwnukee   frOln the
sible for them to learn of all matters of                                          '(Hiawatha"

                                                                                                                                Nine
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                The          Agricultural and

                                      Colonization                                      Department

        To Fatten More Stock                      To Grow More Potatoes                            More Soy Beans

T   o  help keep the packing plants in
    and near Southeastern South Dakota
                                             "T That may begrown in Montana."
                                                HEY were
                                                            a common statement
                                                                                           N 1938 Iowa farmers grew about 33 \
                                                                                         I per cent more soy beans than wer·
operating to capacity a program to in­       of brokers and others, a few years          grown in that state in any previou
crease raising, feeding and fattening        hence, who sell potatoes in some of the     year. They produced a crop amountin,
livestock in that section of the sta te is   leading eastern consumer markets.           to 5,733,000 bushels. Yet 1938 produc
proposed. Our department initiated a            Men who have observed potato pro­        tion by no means supplied mills withi:
program that has been cooperatively          duction in Montana believe, because of      the state with sufficient beans to kee:
worked out and will be jointly pushed        the recent increase in irrigated acres,     plants in operation more than a fractio:
by all interested parties.         South     growers can produce good yields of          of the year.
Dakota State College, its Extension Ser­     U. S. No. 1 potatoes on a much larger          As a consequence processors agai:
vice, local county agricultural agents,      scale than has heretofore been possible.    sought our aid in securing increase
bankers, other business men, represen­       Many old irrigated projects have been       soybean acreages in areas served by ou
tatives 'of the terminal stock yards,        rehabilitated and a large number of new     road. A series of several meeting
livestock commission companies, the          ones built during the past few years. A     were held in communities where it i
packers and leading farmers, have            number of the projects have soils par­      known soy beans can be grown succes~
jointly pooled their efforts to awaken       ticularly suited to potato production.      fully on many more farms.
people in the area regarding the oppor­         The crop is a favorite of irrigation        The meetings were arranged by rej:
tunity for more and better livestock.        farmers for many reasons one of which       resentatives of this department of ou
Special emphasis is to be put on fat­        is that it furnishes a good source of       road on approval of and in cooperatio
tening cattle and lambs. 4-H Club            annual income which farmers can de­         with Iowa State College, local count·
members, Smith-Hughes Agricultural           pend upon. Another reason why Mon­          agricultural agents, elevator manager,
High School Students and young men           tana irrigation farmers are planning to     farmers, processors and others interest
on farms will be encouraged to fatten        increase their potato acreage is that       ed in growing, marketing and proces,
range grown steers and lambs.                they have reached the permitted limits      ing soy beans.
   The program includes provision for        of sugar beet acreage and need another         A similar series of producer meeting
growing necessary feeds which in turn        dependable cash crop.        They have      were held in the spring of 1938.
will aid in diversifying and stabilizing     grown potatoes for local trade, they        check on results showed that they weI
the farm income of the area. It also         have done well on small acreages so         responsible for increasing the acreag
provides for necessary finances and op­      that the natural step is to increase the    sown about 35 per cent. Everyone wh
portunities for farmer feeders to ob­        acreage. A first step in that direction     participated in the meetings this Sprin.
serve best practices followed through        will be taken this spring.                  are hopeful they will result in increase
competitive showings of finished ani­                           •                        acreages and total yield as did those (
                                                                                         last year. All know that there is n
mals and tours to the homes and feed                  The Most Alfalfa
lots of the most successful.                                                             reason to believe they will not be equa:
   The plan as worked out has the ap­
                                                                  expect to
                                             W ISCONSIN farmershay to cut have
                                               3,765,000 acres of           this
                                                                                         Iy as effective.
                                                                                            Iowa processors are hopeful farmer
proval of the meat packers, other live­      year. It will be the largest acreage
                                             ever harvested in the state.                in the state may soon be harvesting ar
stock interests, leading farmers and the                                                 nual crops of ten or more millior
State College who believe that through          Observers point out that this Wiscon­
                                             sin hay acreage is due to an unprece­       of bushels of soy beans. They point t
combined "team work" the area can and                                                    plants that are now ready to handle
will again become a leading Corn Belt        dented spreading of agricultural lime
                                             on lands that needed sweetening so that     crop that large.
Feeding territory.
                   •                         alfalfa can be grown successfully. A                           •
                                             liming program financed and manned                  Restocking Ranches
         Twice as Much Flax                  by the Works Progress Administration
IF WEATHER conditions are normal
   during the coming growing season,
                                             in Wisconsin has made liming farm
                                                                                           HEN a large number of
                                                                                         W of livestock are shipped carloac
                                                                                                                    from
                                             fields a particularly attractive invest­    rang'e point to market or to feeders:
farmers in Milwaukee served states will      ment for farmers. They have seized          the corn belt no one gets excited,
have one hundred per cent more flax          the opportunity and, as evidence, farm­     just isn't news, it is the expected. B
to ship and sell this Fall. In 1938          ers in the state point with pride to the    when 42 carloads of sheep and four ca:
there were 982,000 acres of flax grown       largest alfalfa acreage of any state in     loads of cattle are shipped to Gra;
in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota             the Union.                                  Range, Montana, that is news and gO(
South Dakota and Mon-                 '                                                                  news. It is the best (
tana.                                                                                                    evidence that ranchmf
   A recent report of the                                                                                in the range country a:
United States Depart­                                                                                    restocking their l'anChf
ment     of   Agriculture                                                                                following ~everal yea:
states that farmers in                                                                                   of subnormal rainfE
these states expect to                                                                                   during which time tht
sow 1,935,000 acres to                                                                                   were forced to cut the:
flax this Spring. Mon­                                                                                   herds and flocks to
tana leads all states in                                                                                 mere fraction of usu.
per c e n tag e increase,                                                                                numbers.
with a jump from 60,­                                                                                      These inbound shi:
000 acres in 1938 to 180,­                                                                               ments at Grass Rani
000 acreS in 1939. South                                                                                 took place during 19':
Dakota     farmers    will                                                                               and were not unlit.
grow 75,000 acres more                                                                                   others at many poin'
in 1939 than were grown                      usua.!Iy best and most dependable where   good livestock is served by our road .
during the past year.      Fann income is
                                                          raised llnd fa.ttened.                          (Continued on Page 16

Ten
   ACCIDENI~PREVENTION

                                                                                                 of derailments are defects in or failure to
  Safety on the R. R. and In Our Private
                                                        equipment, and under this are listed-arch
                                                                                                 bar breaks and failures, overheated wheels,
                                                                                                 burned journals, brake rigging down, etc.
                   Lives
                                                                        It is evident that many of these shou!<l
                                                                                                 and could have been detected or remedied
       Paper by Ass't Sup't   E. G.   Kiesele, at Chicago Terminal Safety Meeting                by   closer   mechanicai    inspection   an,l
                                                                                                 through greater watchfulness of train
I Nored to give this paper,
     preparing
                 my views
                             I have endeav­
                             and conceptions
                                                records. With the great majority of men
                                                                                                 crews while en route, together with close
                                                                                                 inspection of passing trains by all employes
                                                working today, we find that they havA            along the right of way.
on the ever important subject of Safety.        many years of service to their credit. and         Negligence of employes was responsible
The thought occurred to me that instead         with the knowledge they are required to          for 620 derail ments. Analysis shows that
of confining my remarl<s entirely to rail­      have of the rules, accumulated throughout        the principal forms of such neglig'ence
road operation, perhaps I would be able to      the many years of service, there should be       were:
impress you more seriously by giving you        no occasion for failure in observing them.          1. Disregard of signals.
thoughts of S"fety in our pl'ivate lives as        The continual drive on the part of super­        2. Running through switches.
well.                                           visors to correct the rule violations and           3. Failure to seCUre hand brakes.
    Fatalities and injuries to men, women       unsafe practices has its effect. However,           4. Switches set wrong, or not secured.
and children, resulting from accidents,         I am inclined to believe that if the individ­       5. Switches thrown under trains.
sweep this civilization of ours every min­      ual will realize his responsibilities, avoid        In giving you these statistics, it is my
ute of each day, on our railroads, on the       taking chances, and apply himself to the         hope that you have been impressed with
high ways and city streets, in tbe factories,   rules and regulations in his every day per­      the accidents in which causes were due to
in the air, and last but not least, right in    formance of duty, our Safety standing will       negligence on the part of employes.         It
our own homes.                                  improve.                                         should again remind us that strict knowl­
    There are potential acciden t hazards in       The rank and file shoulc1 also be honest      edge and observance of the rules is essen­
every field of human activity and in every      and fail' with one another so that every­        tial for a safe and successful operation.
individuai act. Performance of duty on          one will feel free to discuss Safety withou t       Now let us turn to the subject of Safety
the railroad contra,'y to the provisions of     fear of being ridiculed by others. Safety        in the home. I often wonder if parents,
the Standard Code of Rules and Special          should be a live topic in every switch           particularly the mother, on whom falls the
Instructions, disorder in the home, im­         shanty, and caboose, in lunch rooms, shops       burden of household duties and discipline
proper driving, the careless hunter, the        and so on where employes congregate.             among the children, is giving the subject
unguarded machine, are but a few of the         However, it is my opinion that in most           of Safety sufficient attention and though t.
all prevailing causes of accidents which        cases, one would find that the subject of        I believe if the rules of safety were applied
each year cause deaths to 75 to 85 of every     Safety is rarely mentioned in those places.      in the home as they are elseWhere, and
100,000 people, and injure 100 times as         ""hen we can entirely wipe out the feat of       were considered a Ii ttle 'more seriously by
many. No occupation, no recreation, no          the individuai to approach a fellow worker       all of us we would be able to reduce the
avocation is secure from the oft times          ,,"ith advice or correcti ve measures for a      appalling number of accidents which sta­
disastrous consequences of unsafe practices.    \'iolation of the rules, and when that fel­      tistics indicate are occurring in this man­
    In such a highly educated nation as ours.   low worker will be man enough to accept          ner. Parents should educate and train
why should this continual slaughter of          that advice in the right spirit, I am sure       children in the fundamental principles of'
human lives continue? What precautions          we will be On the right track Jor a perfect      safety, not only in the home, but during
must be taken to reduce the accidents           Safety record on our railroad.                   their recreational hours and particularly
which statistics inform us are increasing          The management has cal'dully prepared         when crossing streets. Instructions on this
every year? 'What are you and I as indi­        the working tools for our profession, and        important matter should be-to look in
viduals going to do about it·? That is the      it is our duty to use them as prescribed,        both directions before crossing, and to
problem that confronts the leaders of           and in a safe lnanner.                           walk across, not run, because in running,
Safety Bureaus on the Railroads, in the                         Train Accidents                  one may fall directly in the path of an
Factories, and Safety Committees of Com­          I do not want to overlook the opportu­         approaching vehicle, resulting in serious
munities throughout the country. Person­        nity of presenting a few facts regarding         accidents.
ally, I feel that continued vigorous educa­     th is su bject:                                     If Safety measures are instilled in the
tional programs should continue on the            In a recent year there were 8,286 train        minds of children, who in the future will
railroads, in the schools, through the me­      acciden ts on all the railrourls, in yards and    take UP our positions on the railroads as
dium of the press, and Safety Bureaus           on the road.      1,767 were collisions. 4.926   well as in other fields of industry, I am
which are functioning in all well regulated     derailments, 15 locomotive boiler accidents,     sure they will enter the realm of their
private industries. Carelessness and haste      674 other locomotive accidents, and 904          future endeavor with a better understand­
are two outstanding causes of disastrous        miscellaneous accidents. There was a total        ing' of the necessity of conducting them­
accidents that result in fatalities and per­    of 242 persons killed and 1,513 persons in­      selves in a safe manner.
 manent injuries. Let us cast aside care­       jured, due to these acciden ts.                     Let us not overlook the school patrol.
lessness and avoid haste and I am sure we          When these accidents were classified into     The boys on the school patrol are perform­
,viii reduce, to a great extent, the num­       causes, it was found that 2,456 were due         1ng a wonderful service in protecting chil­
ber of accidents that are brought to our        to negligence of employes, 3,411 due to           dren crossing streets going to and from
attention every day.                            defects in, or failure of equipment, 1,004       school. They and their instructors are to
    The individual employe on the railroad      due to defects in or improper maintenance        be congratulated on the good work that
must be alert, Safety minded and ever           of way structures, and 1,141 due to mis­          they are doing'.    All automobile drivers
obedien t to the rules and special instruc­     cellaneous causes.                                must recognize the importance of observ­
tions pertaining to the branch of service in    Coilisions-                                      ing speed restrictions In school districts,
which he is engaged. Once again, let me            Of the 1,767 collisions, 1,614 were due to    and adhere to sig'nals given by these patrol
remind and warn you, that sooner or later       negligence of employes. Such negligence,         boys. I am sure these boys realize their
the habitual violator of Safety rules and       which is most disastrous from the stand­         responsibility and we as automobile drivers
regulations will meet with an accident. It      point of human casualties, is found in the       must co-operate with them.
is your job and ,mine, to cor1'ect the man      following forms:                                        What Causes Traffic Accidents
 \\'ho indulges in the unsafe acts, thereby        1. Overrunning meeting points witl1 their        A fifth horseman is riding the streets
preventing death and permanent injuries.        trains.                                          and highways of America every year. His
 Let Us all strive to work to that end in          2. Failure to properly identify trains at     name Is carelessness. Death and injury he
our daily thoug'hts of Safety.                  meeting poin ts.                                 leaves in his wake. Motor vehicle deaths
    'Ve, as railroad men have an important         3. Disregard of fixed signals.                continue to rise to new high figures each
profession to follow, as it is g~nerally con­      4. Failure to properly protect by flag.       year with injuries correspondingly higher.
c~ded that the railroads are vitally impor­        5. Excessive speed in violation of re­        No one can say how many motor vehicle
tant to the progress and continued develop­     strictions.                                      accidents in the United States are due to
r:lent of our nation. Therefore, it is equal­      6. Switches set in wrong position.            particular causes, because few acciden ts
]:: important to demonstrate our ability as     Derailments-                                     are investigated carefUlly enough to deter­
 SAfe workers and produce a record that            Of the 4,926 derailments which occurred        mine exactly what was the cause, and
..-ill convince the public that successful      during this year, 620 were due to negli­         because most accidents have not one, but
6i>"ration can be accomplished without ac­      gence of employes, 2,316 to defects in or        a combination of several causes. Starting
t:id"nts that result in loss of lives and       failure of equipmen t. 993 to defects in or      with the less importan t causes, we know
co ntless injuries. Strict compliance with      fail\.lre of maintenance of way and struc­        that many highways are not yet as safe as
'h" rules and regulations is the answer for     tures and 997 miscellaneous causes.              tljey could be made. They are too narrow,
"'; iding accidents and producing Safety          It will be noted that the principal causes     curves are too sharp, signs and signals are

                                                                                                                                       EleveH
not standard, and so on.        These, when     traffic. Drivel'S must think for them and    llard to follow these instructions.      Aft!'l
combined with inattention or ignorance on       protect them. Elderly persons are at an      that we cut loose and give her the gUll.
the part of the driver often result in acci­    equal disadvantage.     The mind may be      Too bad we can't have some kind of
dents. The careful, skillful driver, how­       clear, but the footsteps falter and the      stic1<er on our windshield forever-maybe
(."\,8r. rarely has an accident even on a       necessary nimbleness has left their limbs.   one that says: TAKE CARE OF YOUR
defective hig·hway. Vehicular defects con­      Drivers must look out for them, too.         F ....1VIILY THE FIRST 300,000 MILES. (By
tributing to traffic accidents mainly con­        Deaths from Rutomobile accidents at        that time you will have another new car.)
sist of defective brakes, and deficient or      nigh t are steadily on the increase.      In     'Ve crawl along meel<ly the first 500
glaring headlights. The pedestrian acts         nearly all the reports of night time acci­   miles to protect the bearings of our motor,
un safely under many circumstances, chil­       den ts, there is evidence that someone was   and then we step on the gas like maniacs
dren play in the street, eitJler because they   driving faster than his eyes coule! see, or  and take chances with our families who
do not lmow better, or because they have        into darkness that wasn't dispelled by       are at least one billion times more precious
no other place to play. Adults take foolish     headlights or highway illumination. Human    than any bearings in any automobile.
chances by crossing a street in mid-block       eyes are not like owl eyes. Light rays from      You can replace a burned out bearing.
or against the signal witll disastrous re­      head lamps do not bend around curves, or     You can't replace the life of another mo­
sults. Some drivers have accidents because      over hills. And highway illumination, as     torist. You CAN'T replace a little girl 01'
they are actually defective in mind or body.    far as fast driving is concerned, has not    little boy. You can't replace YOU, with a
They have bad eye sight or are not strong       improved greatly since the Rrc-Iamp era.     hole in your skull.
enoug'h to control a heavy vehicle. or          Good highway Iig'hting is possible, but the      Impose on yourself a continuous tem­
their senses are dulled by alcohol, fatigue.    investment has not been made. The facts. perance in driving, a conscious restraint
or carbon monoxide or by any combination        urg'e every driver to slow down when the     for safety's sake . . . always-as you do,
of these things. The greatest number of         sun goes down, to have two self-imposed      for your car's sake those first 500 miles.
drivers who have accidents, however, are        speed limits. One for clear days, and a      A spectre stalks the highways. Drive for­
neither physically defecti\'e nor ignorant of   slower one for nights and bad weather.       ever cautiously. The Owl and the Pussy
traffic rules. They don't reall)' want to       Fear the dark as you do a fog, a snow or     Cat see better at night-but you 'can't-so
have an accident, but neither do they suffi­    a heavy rain. The hit and run driver is      SLOW DOWN.                     ..---...­
ciently want not to ha\'e one. They take        a careless, ilTesponsible person. He' is         In closing, let me add that with the
chances by going too fast, they pass other      lower than the worst criminal or gangster,   National Pension Act nOw in full effect,
cars on hills and cun'es, they cross rail­      and is a menace on OUt' highways as well     we as railroad men have something to look
road tracks without first coming to an          as city streets. If caught, he should be     forward to, and should make a firm and
absolute stop and looking in both direc­        dealt with to the fullest extent of the law. steadfast resolution that we will take every
tions, they do not slow down at intersec­                    How Do You Drive?               precaution in performing our duties so that
tions bu t they do expect other drivers and        People CAN-drive reasonably, slowly,      when the time comes to retire and enjoy
pedestrians to get out of their way regard­     and carefully. This is proved by the way     our remaining', years, in peace and happi­
less of traffic conditions.	                    we crawl along the fi rst 500 or 1,000 miles ness, we will be able to do so with a clear
   Little children cannot be held accou n t­    when we've bought a new car. There's a       conscience and be able to say "I have been
able for their actions. They cannot be          sticker on our new windshield which tells    a careful and loyal employe." Think it
expected to ta ke ca re of themselves in        us how fast to drive, and we try pretty      over, gentlemen. I thank you.

                                                                                                               The Cash Account represents amount
Milwaukee Employees Pension Association                                                                     on deposit in bank subject to checks and
                                                                                                            shows an increase of $56,408.86. Cash is
                   Annual Report for the Year 1938                                                          being accumulated in this account for
                                                  Chicago, Ill., March 15, 1939                             the purpose of making further distribu­
To the Board of Directol'S and Members of the                                                               tion to members as soon as possible.
    Milwaukee Employes Pension Association:                                                                    Accrued Interest Receivable: This
                                                                                                            account represents interest accruals to
    The Annual Report of the Milwaukee Employes Pension Association for the
                                                                                                            the end of the year and shows a de­
year 1938, as prepared by the Secretary-Treasurer, together with Balance Sheet                              crease of $13,668.06 from the previous
as at December 31, 1938, certified to by Gharles L. Brown & Company, Certified                              year, the decrease being due principally
Public Accountants, is herewith submitted.                                                                  to discontinuance of accruing interest
                                      Respectfully yours,                                                   on properties acquired and now held
                                                                L.	 C. BOYLE,                               in the Real Estate Holdings Account,
                                                                       President.                           and also the partial collection of past
                              Secretary- Treasurer's Report
                                                                                                            due interest, liquidating investments,
     Herewith Balance Sheet showing the financial condition of the Milwaukee Em­
ployees Pension Association, as at December 31, 1938, as prepared from the books and                        charging back uncollectable interest
records of account by Charles L. Brown & Company, Certified Public Accountants. The                         accrued in previous years, etc.
Balance Sheet may be summarized and ccmpa"ed with the Balance Sheet as at Decem­                               Investment Account: This account
ber 31, 1937, as follows:                                                                                   shows total investments at cost at the
                                              December       December       Increase
      ASSETS                                    31, 1938      31, 1937     Decrease*
                                                                                                            end of the year as $1,974,451.59. This
Cash                                    .     $ 163,249.38   $ 106,840.52  $56,408.86                       amount is a decrease of $45,637.23 from
Accrued Interest Receh'able, including In­                                                                  the previous year, and the decrease is
  terest Accrued on Defaulted Securities.         54,215.'19     67,883.85  13,668.06·                      accounted for as follows:
Investments at Cost, including Securities tn                                                                Decrease in-
  Default                   .                  1,974,451.59   2,020,088.82  45,637.23*                       Bond and Mortgage
Furniture and Fixtures in Buildings owned          6,958.21       5,994.08     964.13                          Investments ..... $114,540.82
Office Equipment               .                   1,841.81       1,851.81      10.00*                       Contract for sale
Accounts Receivable            .                    4,352.32      1,184.10   3,168.22                          of Real Estate...    9,029.24    $123,570.06
Notes Receivable                      ,     .         720.00        335.00     385.00

Prepaid Insurance                 ,       .        5,927.45       7,453.38   1,525.93·

                                                                    -----                                   Less:
                                              $2,211,716.55             $2,211,631. 56            84.99      Increase in-
     LIABILITIES                                                                                               Real Estate hold­
Refund Certificates Payable             .... $ 79,945.43                $      81,614.54     $ 1,669.11'"         ings            $ 25,314.57
Sundry Liabilities and Deferred Credits ..         1,702.72                     1,007.51         695.21        Masters' Certifi­
Mortgages Payable              .                   5,095.06                     5,263.78         168.72'          cates and Fore­
Net Worth: Members' Contributions Account 1,650,183.67                      1,687,246.70      37,063.03­          closure   Judg­
General Fund                               .         695.89                    13,818.83      13,122.94*          ment              52,618.26     77,932.83
Income                      ,                . 474,093.78                     422,680.20      51,413.58
                                                                                             -----          Net Decrease                        $ 45,637.23
                                           $2,211,716.55                $2,211,631.56             84.99
                                   BALANCE SHEET                                                              Furniture and Fixtures Account:
                                 As of December 31, 1938                                                    This account represents at cost furni­
                                        ASSETS
                                                                             $ 163,249.38
                                                                                                            ture and equipment such as gas stoves,
Cash ..	
Accrued Interest Receivable	                            $   54,215.79                                       refrigerators, etc. in properties owned
Accounts Receivable           .	                             3,485.14                                       by the Association to the total amount
Accounts Receivable, Sundries                   .              867.18                                       $6,958.21.   The increase of $964,13
Notes	 Receivable                                   .          720.00                                       represents the cost of additional equip­
  Total Receivable	                                                              59,288.11                  ment purchased during the year.
Tweh'e
  ToUtl Cash and Receivables ...........•......                                                            ~    222,537.49    by the Association. The decrease of
Investments:                                                                                                                  $168.72 represents the amount paid off
  Bonds at Cost          .                                       $ 447,803.75                                                 during the year on this mortgage.
  Mortgages                                    .                   260,245.10                                                    Members      Contributions    Account
                                                                   708,048.85
                                                                                                                              shows a decrease of $37,063.03. This
 Add: Amortization Mortgage Discount.$ 326.78                                                                                 decrease represents amount paid to
      Amortization Bond Discount .... 1.311.67                                                                                beneficiaries of deceased members and
                                                                                                                              adjustments in membership accounts.
                                       $1.638.45                                                                                 General Fund:      The decrease of
     Less: Amortization Bond Premiurns. 1,419.51                          218.94                                              $13,122.94 in General Fund Account
                                                                                                                              represents total operating expenses for
     Total Bond and Mortgages                    .                  708.267.79              708,267.79
                                                                                                                              the year.
     Masters' Certificates           '                   .                                   65,086.40                           The Income Account shows an in­
     Real Estate Contracts               .                                                    5,887.75                        crease of $51,413.58. This represents
     Real Estate Holdings                                    .   $1,203,423.79                                                net income for the year from invest­
      Less: Depreciation                     .                        8,214.14                                                ments and real estate operations.
                                                                                                                                 No distribution was made to mem­
     Total Real Estate                                                                     1,195,209.65
                                                                                                                              bers during the year because it was not
 Total Investments                                                                                             1,974.451.59   possible to dispose of assets at a rea­
                                                                                                                              ~onable value and accumulat"'-.sufficient
Deferred Charges:
 Prepaid Insurance                                                                                                 5,927.45   cash to do so. However, it Is, hoped
Equipment:                                                                                                                    that general business conditions will
 Office Equipment                            .                                                 1,841.81                       improve during the year 1939 so assets
     l:('urniture and Fixtures in Buildings owned.                                             6,958.21                       can be converted into cash without un­
                                                                                                                              duly sacrificing values, thereby making
 .    Total Equipment                                                                                              8,800.02
                                                                                                                              it possible to accumulate sufficient cash
                                                                                                           ~2,211,716.5';     to make further distribution to mem­
                                                 LIABILITIES
                                                                                                                              bers.
Refund Certificates Payable                                                            $     79.945.43
                          The Executive Committee canvassed
Mortgage Payable                                                                              5,095.06
                       the votes cast in the March 1939 elec­
                                                                                                                              tion for two members of the Board of
 Total Liabilities                                                                                               85,040.49    Directors and theIr report filed in this
Deferred Credits:                                                                                                             office shows that Messrs. L. C. Boyle
 Interest Collected Unearned and Sundries                                          .                                112.47
                                                                                                                              and Claude A. Peterson were re-elected
Reserves:                                                                                                                     as members of the Board of Directors.
 For Accounts Receivable                                             ..                $        976.46
 For Real Estate Taxes                                                                          329.51                                 Respectfully submitted,
 For Social Security Taxes, Federal and State                         .                         284.28                                              M. F. KOLBE,
                                                                                                                                                Secretary-Treasurer.
                                                                                                                   1,590.25
   Total Reserves
Net 'Worth:                                                                                                                                        •
 General Fund                    .                                                     ~         695.89
                          La Crosse River Division,

 Members' Contributions                                                                    1,650,183.67
                               Second District

 Income Account .                                                                            474,093.78
                                    Ira G. Wallace
       Total   'et "Vorth                                                                                      2,124,973.34   E NGINEER guests of J. H.and Mrs. Erick
                                                                                                                                 week-end
                                                                                                                                          and Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                   Mr.
                                                                                                                                                        Hafener were

                                                                                                                              Leipelt at Denver, Colo., enroute to the
                                                                                                           $2,211,716.5:;     World's Fair at San Francisco. They ex­
To The Executive Commiltee,                                                                                                   pect to be bacl, 110me at St. Paul in about
Milwaukee Employees Pension Association,                                                                                      three weel's.
                                                                                                                                L. A. Dreese has returned to his posi­
Chicago, Illinois.                                                                                                            tion as bill clerk in the Hastings freight
Gentlemen:                                                                                                                    office, having recovered from a long ill­
    The above Balance Sheet of the Milwaukee Employees' Pension Association as of                                             ness.    Frank Anderson has returned to
December 31, 1938, is compiled frOm our audit report for the past calendar year and is                                        Lake City, where he is working as ticket
in accord with the bool,s of the Association.                                                                                 clerk.
                                  Respectfully yours,                                                                            Mrs. Ole vVinjum of Red 'Wing has re­
                                       CHARLES L BROWN & COMPANY                                                              turned from Harrisburg, Pa., where she
                                       By CHARLES L. BROWN,                                                                   spent a short visit with her (laughter.
                                                                                                                                Sure signs of Spring-Carl Ellingson of
                                               Certified Public Accountants.                                                  the road master's office has ag'ain opened
                                                     •                                                                        his turkey ranch at Hager City, and has
                                                                                                                              over three thousand eggs in incubators at
                                                                                                                              this time. Looks like another busy summer
   Office Equipment Account represents 525.93 due to amortization of premiums                                                 for Carl. As usual, Harry Tebbe is now
furniture and office equipment in the paid,                                                                                   passing out generous samples of flower
                                                                                                                              seeds which he raises each year, and he
office of the Association carried at cost,    Refund Certificates Payable Ac­                                                 takes qUite a delight in helping to get
and shows a decrease of $10.00, being' count shows the amount due members                                                     flower gardens started.
amount received for window ventilators who hold certificates. This account                                                       L. M. Truax attended the Claim Preven­
                                                                                                                              tion committee meeting which was held at
left in office formerly occupied.          shows a decrease of $1,669.11, repre­                                              Portage on April 5th.
   The Accounts Receivable Account senting certificates redeemed in like                                                         C. ';Yo Moore has returned to work at
represents miscellaneous items tem­ amount.                                                                                   St. Paul Yard after recovering from a brief
                                                                                                                              attack of the flu.
porarily charged to this account and          Sundry Liabilities and Deferred                                                    John Zuzek of Hastings is relieving sec­
the increase of $3,168.22 represents Credits Account shows an increase of                                                     tion foreman Howard Larson at Frontenac
items charged to this account during $695.21 due to setting up reserve in con­                                                for the summer months. Howard is nOW
                                                                                                                              in charge of a large extra gang on the
the year awaiting final adjustment.        nection with Federal Social Security                                               east end of this division. Lester Bal'l1holt
   Notes Receivable Account represents Act and Illinois Unemployment Com­                                                     of Red ,Ving also is relieving George
notes taken from tenants for unpaid pensation Act, prepaid interest, tax                                                      Pol yard of Wabasha, who has taken an
                                                                                                                              extra gang in Iowa for the summer.
rent, and payments are being made money deposited on mortgage loans,                                                             The recent warm weather brought with
from time to time on same.                 etc.                                                                               it the usual high w'ater in the Chippewa
   Prepaid Insurance represents un­         . Mortgage Payable Account repre­                                                 River. The C. V. Division managed to keep
                                                                                                                              our roadlnaster and his track men      very,
earned premiums on insurance policies. sents balance of $5,095.06 due on a                                                    very busy, and service was resumed with a
This account shows a decrease of $1,­ mortgage covering property acquired                                                     minimum delay.

                                                                                                                                                                 Thirteen
                                                                                                             A very Chapter
                                                                                                        111,·s. R. F. Randall, Histo1'ian
              THE MILWAUKEE RAILROAD
                                                                        meeting                   club
                                                                                                 O UR March the first. was held in themem­
                                                                                                    rooms on            Twenty-four

                   WOMEN'S CLUB
                                                                 bers answered to the roll call on their
                                                                                                 "hobbie." A short business meeting was
                                                                                                 held after which luncheon was served by
                                                                                                 host~sses Mrs. Shook and Mrs. Lombardie.
                                                                                                 Pinochle finished the evening.
            Austin Chapter                       something slightly inequitable in the fact       On March 11th the chapter presented a mu­
                                                 that the contributing members (the men)         sical comedy entitled "Joys of Life." Ruth
        Mrs. H. J. Reck, Histol'ian              receive only 25 cts. as an attendance prize,
                                                                                                 Lindow, Misses Mathews, Consulas, Ditt­
A USTIN Chapter
   accomplishments
                         lists the following
                          for the months of
                                                 while the voting members (the women)
                                                 receive $1.00. If these voting members
                                                                                                 man, Maybelle Shaw, Elise Spencer, Mmes.
                                                                                                 Wallace Decker, Arlene Hoover, Prentice
 January and February.                           ever get to Congress they will have had
    Mrs. O. C. Peed, mu tual benefit chair­                                                      Price, Pears, Earl Shook, Jack Hillsdon,
                                                 good preliminary training in the power of
 man, reports the expenditure of $41.43 for                                                      Ralph Townsend, Paul Blair and Richard
                                                 the vote.
 coal and $10.27 for groceries,. reaching four     Austin Chapter has received invitations       Randall comprised the cast.
 families.                                       to attend the district meeting and lunch­         On April 5th the chapter met for their
    Mrs. F. M. Valen tine, good cheer chair­     eon at the Hotel Lowry, St. Paul, on June       regular session. with nineteen :members
 man, lists 337 personal and telephone calls,    7th, and it is hoped a large group from         present. Ways and means committee re­
 with fifty families reached; also many                                                          ported $17.30 realized on the play given.
                                                 here will attend.
 cards and letters, as well as gifts of fruit,                                                   May 13th was named as the date of the
 flowers and food given by various mem­                               •                          spring party. Refreshments were served
                                                                                                 by the hostesses, Mmes. Pears and Reigle.
 bers at no expense to the club. There has                   Seattle Chapter
 been much sickness and several deaths                                                           Bingo was the entertainment for the eve­
                                                        M1'8. J. T. Nordquist, Historian         ning.
 among relatives of club members. It seems           CTIVITIES of Seattle Chapter for. the
 as though our club song should be "Blest
 Be the Tie That Bind," for that close tie
                                                 A    month of February were a bndge
                                                                                                   Mr. and Mrs. James McEntee have left
                                                                                                 Avery for Iowa, where he expects to work
                                                 luncheon on the 10th, as well as the regu"      this Summer.
 that exists between members of the Mil­
 waukee family is never shown more greatly
                                                 lar monthly luncheon and business meeting
                                                 on the 23rd. The card party proved to be                              •
 than at such times. It is impossible to         all that the committee in charge had hoped                Aberdeen Chapter
 check accurately for purposes of report         for, as the rooms were filled to capacity by          Jl'lrs. klax A. Hansen, Histo"ian
 the many personal calls and deeds of kind­      members and their friends. At the month­            HIS chapter met in regular session on
 ness extended to those in trouble, but our
 estimate is always far under the actual
                                                 ly meeting Nlr. J. O. Jones showed pictures
                                                 about sugar; the planting and harvesting
                                                                                                 T   Monday night, February 20th, in    the
figures. This may not be so true in larger                                                       club rooms. Mrs. K R. Soike, our presi­
                                                 in Hawaii and the various processes of          (lent, called the meeting to order at 8:00
 towns, but certainly is in smaller ones         refining. At this time we were also told of
 where we are all so well acquainted.                                                            o'clock p. m. The club motto was repeated
                                                 plans which are materialiZing for an Ex­        after \vhich all members joined in singing
   Mrs. M. P. Ayers, ways and means chair­       position to be held in Seattle in 19"2, the
 man, reported $9.50 raised by donations                                                         "America the Beautiful." After all com­
                                                 theme of ,"hich is to be "Our New Elec­         mittee reports were read, Mrs. W. Beckel
 and club house rentals.                         trical Empire." At the business meeting,
   Mrs. A. C. Anderson, membership chair­                                                        introduced Miss Edna Overby, who pre­
                                                 welfare chairman Mrs. Barrett stated that       sented her pupils in a one act patriotic
 man, has only just gotten away to a good        one family received aid. Good cheer chair­
 start on the membership drive, but we                                                           play. Two readings were given by Ralph
                                                 man IIIrs. Magill reported 31 personal calls,   Peterson. This program 'received much
 hope to Qualify for our share of the gen­       10 telephone calls, 3 letters and cards and
 erous cash prizes offered by the General                                                        app~ause and    was also gi'ven    a   vote   of
                                                 8 families reached. Mrs. Murray, treas­          thanks.
 Governing Board.                                urer, reported $2.10 realized from raffling a
   Mrs. Geo. Haseltine, treasurer, reported                                                         Aberdeen Chapter wishes to extend
                                                 present sent to the club by Mrs. Saunders       thanks to Mr. J. T. Gillick and Mr. Scant­
 $121.39 balance· at the close of February.      of Avery, Idaho, who has been on the coast
   Mrs. H. C. Munson, safety first chair­                                                        rett of Chicago, Ill., for sending their mem­
                                                 for some time as a shut-in.                      bership to our chapter.
 man, has made her part of the meeting a           Members who wished to help with sewIng
 very interesting one. At the January                                                               Plans were drawn up for a card party
                                                 for the 'Vashington Children's Home met          to be held March 6th. Our card parties
 meeting she read a fine paper on Safety         at the clu b rooms March 16. Several very
First in the Home, and gave out printed                                                          are always enthusiastically attended and
                                                 pretty spring dresses were made for the         the results are most gTatifying.
copies of safety first rules and suggestions     girls at the Home.
 by the National Safety Council, which, if                                                          We wish to thank our hostesses at this
                                                   March was also a busy month. At the           time who so painstakingly decorated the
 read and acted upon, would result in a          business meeting, March 23, the treasurer
great decrease of common accidents.                                                              club rooms in harmony with the holiday.
                                                 reported a balance in the bank of $259.73.      Flaus in all sizes were in evid<?nce. The
   For the February meeting Mrs. Munson          Membership chairman Mrs. C. G. Hurlbut,
 had clipped a large number of items from                                                        me;u was carried out in red. white and
                                                 whose campaign for a larg·er membership         blue, small flags were at each plate and
our daily papers for the preceding week          proved successful, told us that March 9th
 telling of disastrous fires mostly in our                                                       the effect was very pleasing and appro­
                                                 we had 70 voting members and 199 contrib­       priate.
own locality, all of which could have been       uting.   This brought us the coveted $25
prevented by a little more care.        N. P.                                                       The meeting' closed.
                                                 prize. The program for that day included           Hostesses for the evening were: Mrs.
Jenson, who has served as fire chief in          an informal talk of a ""orld Tour made by
Austin for the past thirty-five years, was                                                       W. H. Armstrong and Mrs. W. W. Arnold.
                                                 Mrs. G. Rowland Tuthill.                           On IIIarch 6th, characteristic St. Patrick
at this meeting, an answered questions             There will be a tea on April 20, at which
from a list prepared and read by Mrs.                                                            colors and symbols marked appointments
                                                 Mrs. A. J. McCarthy, one of our members,        at our public bridge-tea at the club rooms
Munson. At the close he was given a ris­         will give a talk on "Interesting People of
ing vote of thanks for hIs talk as well as                                                       sponsored by Aberdeen Chapter. Mrs. E.
                                                 the Theatre." Mrs. McCarthy was at one          H. Soike, our presiden t, a warded pnzes to
a recognition of his long years of service       time leading lady with David "'arfie.Icl.
to the community.                                                                                the following: Mrs. Blaine Rowlee, Mrs.
   Our programs, under the direction of
Mrs. Arthur Reilley, have been very enter­                      --~---­                          Leah Hanson, Mrs. Ren. Vi'heeler, Mrs.
                                                                                                 A. N. Carrier.
taining. Frederick Devir gave an interest­
                                                            Tomah Chapter                           Our March meeting was held on Monday,
ing talk On "The Possibilities of Televi­              Mrs. V. J. Blaschke, Histo?'ian           the 20th, at 8:00 p. m., in the club rooms.
                                                    OMAH Chapter met on the afternoon of         President, Mrs. E. H. So ike, opened the
sion" at the February meeting. Two of our
club members, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Seeman,         T  April 12th in the American Legion Hall.
                                                 A delicious one o'clock luncheon was served
                                                                                                 meeting. Mrs. ,V. Beckel introduced her
recently returned from vacation trip to                                                          program as follows: Turell Van Patten,
California, and Mr. Seeman showed several        to about 70 members, including several          who pleased the audience with two beau­
reels of pictures taken on this trip, among      Sparta ladies.                                  tiful tenor solos, and Miss Marie Rinke,
them being very beautiful ones of the              The regular business meetlng was then         who gave a lovely piano solo. These young
Pasadena Rose Parade, all in color.              conducted by our presiden t, Mrs. A. Harris.    en tertainers were given a vote of thanks
   One of our youngest members, Harriet            The ways and means committee sold             by club members.
Hinkley, has been in St. Mary's Hospital,        chances on an apron and a card table               Rou tine business followed.    A letter of
Rochester, gravely ill for the past several      cover which were won by Mrs. J. Opal            resignation from Mrs. J. R. Lowe. was read.
months, but we are glad to know that she         and Mrs. A. Gnewilwu. The door prize            The resignation was accepted w1th regret.
is now on the mend. Our secretary, Mrs.          was won by Mrs. E. E. Erdman.                   Mrs. Lowe was our ways and means chall'­
E. J. Blomily, also was in St. Mary's Hos­         A program followed the business, con­         man. An announcement of the district
pital for several weeks, having undergone        sisting of a piano solo by Mrs. J. Toohey       meeting to be held in St. Paul on June 7th,
a major operation. It is good news that          and several violin se.Iections by Mr. A. J.     was read. Many cards of thanks were also
she also is recovering nicely.                   Lembert, retired engineer, accompanied on       read. Each officer read her du ties from the
   Bank night contests have added to the         the. piano by his daughter, Mrs. E. Horn­       Constitution and By-Laws and accepted
interest of the meetings.· In January Mrs.       ing.                                            same.
F. F. Luskow and ·L. L. McGovern were              It was decided to hold our May and June          Plans were made for a dance early in
the recipients, and in February Mrs.             mee tings in the afternoon ins tead of eve­     April in the Milwaukee depot waiting
E. J. Blomily and George Haseltine. As           ning. A number of members plan to at­           room. This is our annual dance and. 1S
the contributing members outnumber the           tend the district meeting and luncheon at       always a big success. Mrs. John Acht1en
Yoting two to one, there seems to be             Hotel Sherman, Chicago, on ·May 4th.            was awarded the Club's lace table cover.

FOl/rteen
  At the close of the meeting lunch was          recovering from a serious accident, but we                   Beloit Chapter
served by the following hostesses:               are glad to know he is greatly improved.
  Mrs. Cathryn Cully, Mrs. Arthur Birds­           Mrs. Henry Louisfield is improving after             jj1>'s. William Stenek, Historian
eye and Mrs. Arthur Anderson.
                     •
                                                 an operation for the removal of badly in­
                                                 fected tonsils.
                                                                                                    HE February meeting was             the
                                                                                                  T 8th with 34 members present,held on was
                                                                                                                                 which
                                                   Gus Magnus has been a patient in St.           a fine attendance. The meeting was called
          Sioux City Chapter                     Luke's Hospital for several weeks, receiv­       to order by the president, Mrs. W. Mc­
          Mrs. Ben Rose, Historian               ing treatment. We trust he will be in            Intyre.     Treasurer read a balance of
                                                 much better health.                              $148.57 on hand. Welfare chairman Mrs.
S IOUX
   Mrs.
            CITY chapter welcomes :\11'. and
            J. T. Hanson, formerly of La           The welfare committee report several
                                                 families helped with milk.
                                                                                                  Flannigan reported $10.60 spent for food
                                                                                                  and clothing, 4 personal calls, 15 telephone
Crosse. We realize that moving from the
old home to a new one calls for readjust­           A card party was planned at the April         calls made and 15 families reached. Sun­
ments, but we are all members of the BIG         meeting, to be held at the Wonder Bakery,        shine chairman Mrs. Cheadle reported 4
Milwaukee family and we hope that the            with Mrs. Wm. Ervin in charge of arrange­        good cheer cards sent and 1 plant sent at
comradly spirit which this relationship           ments. The date for the affair has not          no expense to the club; 14 personal and 19
inspires and creates will manifest itself in      been definitely declded.                        telephone calls were made.        Ways and
such a manner that Mrs. Hanson will be              Mrs. Florence Salzer. treasurer, reported     means chairman Mrs. Montcrief reported
very happy with us. Already those of us          an April balance of $96.56.                      $22.70 made on last bingo party. Member­
who have met her feel that she is an old            The district meeting of the club was an­      ship stands at 11 voting and 6 contribut­
friend.                                          nounced for May 4 in Chicago. Mrs. Salzer        ing so far.
     With several new members on the Board,       was appointed to represent Davenport                The membership drive is in full swing
our president, Mrs. J. W. Carney, has the         Chapter and several others plan to attend.      and it is hoped to have them all in by the
'Work for 1939 outlined and well started.
     At the February Board meeting the
                                                                      •                            next meeting. More bingo parties were
                                                                                                   planned for February, one the 11th and an­
 membership drive started on the road to
                                                     Fullerton Avenue Chapter                      other the 25th. Officers and chairman are
 victory with the arrival of the yearly dues           Margaret McCcll'thy, Historian              planning a dessert bridge to be held some
from Mr. Scandrett and Mr. Gillick. Mrs.             N TUESDAY, March 14, supper was               time later. Two new members, Mrs. Swan­
 John Hansen, membership chairman. re­           O    served to 110 members in the cafeteria       berg and Mrs. J. Stewart, were welcomed.
                                                                                                   Mrs. Nate Morgan again was the lucky
 ports 105 members to date, which is vel')'      at 5 p. m. Following this the general busi­
 encouraging considering the Spanish in­         ness meeting was held. presided over by           lady for the attendance prize but was not
 fluenza handicap which invaded our rani,s       Mrs. Kraebber, who spoke of the annual            present. There being no further business
 and raged for several weel's.                   luncheon to be held at the Sherman Hotel          the meeting adjourned. A social hour with
     Mrs. Harvey Hoffman of ways and means       May 4, and asked all members of our chap­         refreshments followed. Each member re­
 reported due to the flu the galloping teas      ter who could possibly do so to attend.           ceived a comic valentine which was read,
 which were inaugurated in January had              Fullerton Avenue Chapter is planning an        causing much laughter and fun.
 slowed down. Mrs. Carney gave the first,        early fall dance to be held in October, dur­         The March meeting was held on the 8th
 Mrs. Hoffman the second and Mrs. Jess           ing which month our club will celebrate           with 32 members present.
 Jamison the third. However, as each mem­        its fifteenth anniversary. All members are           Treasurer reported a balance of $219.19.
 ber of the Board has been asked to give a       urged to keep this date in mind and help          Welfare reported $3.20 spent for food and
 tea our ways and means chairman hopes           make this a real celebration.                     clothing, 22 telephone calls made and
 to realize a nice sum of money now that            The meeting was turned over to Miss            1 family reached. Sunshine made 5 per­
 everybody is getting back to normalcy.          Neumann, acting program chairman, who             sonal and 20 telephone calls, 5 messages
 The teas and a ham netted $14.35.               introduced Mrs. Joseph Lewis. Mrs. Lewis          of good cheer sent and 30 families reached.
     For our needy ones $9.87 has been ex­       entertained with a grand book review of           'Ways and means reported $16.04 made on
 pended so far this year.                        "Yoke of Stars." The assembly as a whole          2 bingo parties during February.
     Our January pot-luck and general meet­      is loolcing forward to a return engagement
 ing was also a farewell to Mrs. Doud, who       of Mrs. Lewis at an early date.                      1>'1embership is voting 83, and contribut­
 with Mr. Doud and children, has gone to            A circular has been passed among the           ing 120, making a total of 203.
 La Crosse. We take this opportunity to          employes describing the advantage of be­             Mrs. Thurber and Mrs. Novey worked
  thank both Mr. and Mrs. Doud for their         ing a club member. The purpose of our             hard to have all memberships in by Mar. i.
 splendid support while affiliated with our      club is welfare work among employes. Your         Mrs. Thurber's side was the winner with
 chapter.                                        membership, in addition to entitling you to       50 voting and 80 contributing members,
     We regret to record the faces we shall      the advantages of the chapter, will mate­          Mrs. Novey'S side ·having 33 voting and 40
 see no more. Mr. Bert Small, conductor,         rially assist us in carrying on our work.          contributing. The losers are to give the
  who had been ill for some time, died last         The chapter also wishes to remind you           winners a pot lunch dinner at the April
  month. Also Mrs. Robert Schenck, who           of your tip card for freight and passenger         meeting. Mrs. Cheadle received the at­
 also had been in ill health for a number of      business. If any of your friends are plan­        tendance prize of $1. Two new members
  months. And Mr. Gilbertson of the River­        ning a trip to the' California Fair, convince     were also welcomed, Mrs. Mike Butler and
  side shops passed away April 10th. To           them that the route via Seattle is the only       Mrs. Jess Spurgeon. We would like to see
  these bereaved families we wish to assure       ,yay to really enjoy a trip to California, to     more of our new members at our meetings.
  them of our sympathy and our desire to          take advantage of the most scenic route,          All business being finished the meeting ad­
  serve them in any way we can during             and this will also give you another tip card      journed. Bunco was played and refresh­
  these trying hours.    The chapter served       to send in promoting business.                    ments served.
  dinners in the homes and sent other ex­
  pressions of help, but we feel there is also                                                                            seated on the plat­
  the spiritual comfort, of friends silently                              Way Back When                                   form, On his right
  supporting and mitigating the grief, that                                                                               is his wife and seat­
   is perhaps of greatest value.                                                                                          ed next to Mrs. Ed­
                      •                                                                                                   wards is Mrs. E. B .
                                                                                                                          McLaird, deceased.
           Davenport Chapter                                                                                                 Standing at the
         MTS. F. L. B"enton, Historian                                                                                    left front of the old
      T THE February meeting the social                                                                                   type     handcar     is
 A     committee had planned a delightful                                                                                 George E. McLaird,
'surprise for those who attended. Follow­                                                                                 deceased, and on his
  ing the business session an evening of                                                                                  righ t is E. B. Mc­
  cards was enjoyed with prizes for each                                                                                   Laird. William Lena­
  table.  A delicious luncheon was served                                                                                  han, dec e a sed,
  from attractively decorated tables, the val­                                                                             stands on the left
  entine color scheme being carried out in                                                                                 side of the handcar
  candles, place cards and napkins. Because                                                                                in the rear, and on
 of the "flu" epidemic the attendance was                                                                                  his right is Alfred
 small, but those who were able to go re­                                                                                  Hertig.
  ported a wonderful time. Mrs. E. A. John­                                                                                  Contrast the high­
  son and Mrs. George Volrath were in                                                                                      wheeled, ornate baby
  charge of the pleasant evening. Glen Ed­                                                                                 buggy in the above
 wards received the attendance award.                                                                                      photo with the pres­
    The membership committee has been                                                                                      ent day sleek and
  actively conducting a campaign for new                                                                                   streamlined    n U m­
  members as well as paid up "old" mem­                                                                                    bel'S, And, oh, can't
  bers. At present writing there are 89                                                                                    you a I m 0 s t hear
  members. The car department at Nahant                                                                                    those bustles rustle
  reports 100 per cent. Other departments                                                                                  and Mr. Edwards'
  will surely want to follow suit.                  When the above picture of the Milwau­          celluloid collar crack. As for the handcar,
    The sunshine chairman has been busy           kee railroad station was snapped in 1895,        just try to find one of that model these
  the last two months keeping track of the        N. J. Edwards had been station agent for         days. Read the story below for Mr. Ed­
  numerous cases of illness. The "flu" was        four years. And now, 44 years later, the
  responsible for much of the trouble.            veteran railroader remains on the job. In        wards' reminiscences of the old days In
    J. J. Flanigan is still in Mercy Hospital,    the above picture Mr. Edwards is the man         railroading.

                                                                                                                                            Fi/teetl
                                                         Odin A. Quarstad           Lanesboro, Minn.        Imown to the public, although the wedding
       The Retirement List                               Herman Carl Wolfgram             Sparta, ,Vis.     date is we understand of some months ago,
            (Continued f"om Page 6)                      Arthur "Vm. Jones            Milwaukee, "'is.      IS   that of Mrs...Jessie Tripp and Mr.
   Name                                    Location      Harry J. Mendlik             Milwaukee, 'Vis.      Charles Rader of this city. They are both
"'illiam C. Barden                 Tacoma, ·Wash.
John Luepke                    Milwaukee, 'Vis.          Melville E. Hatch          Miles City, Mont.       well l,nown here and the entire division
Thomas Conlan                     Milwaukee, "·is.       Harry W. Conger              Mobridge, S. D.       extends to them best wishes for happiness,
Robert Starkie             Minneapolis, Minn.            Charles F. H. Schulta         Tacoma, Wash.        Mr. Rader has been a Rocky mountain di­
John Morrison Clement.                 Savanna, IlL      John Holmes Joslyn                Chicago, IlL     vision engineer since Jaw Bone days worl,­
John Wenger                       Monticello, Iowa       Joseph A. Ball               Tomahawk, Wis.        ing on the east end out of here and Mrs.
Karl Hanson........              . .Houston, ilIinn.     Johan A. Johnson         Minneapolis, Minn.        Rader, who came here from Denver about
John H. Waggener.. . Miles City, ilIont.                 George E. Orman                    Perry, Iowa     a year ago, is a sister of the late Mrs.
                                                         Herman A. Korff              Watertown, Wis.       Pearl Rader.
George C. ''Veycker. . .. Green Bay. "'is.
Herman E. Wilke                  Milwaukee, "'is.        Edmund B. Dawes              Milwaukee, Wis.          They expect to make their home in
Gottlieb Raddatz                Milwaukee, ,Yis.         Jonh Nolan Glover            Milwaukee, Wis.       Three Forks and we wish them a long and
                                                         George P. Karch                  Deerfield, IlL    happy life.
Jay Austen Tubbs                       Butte, lIIont.                                                          Occurred at Deer Lodge April 9th the
Christ Lundblad                     Tacoma, ,vasn.       E'dward S. Richards            Tacoma, 'Vash.
                                                         .John Dewitt Lyons           Milwaukee, "'is.      death of James A. Dunn of that city, af­
Cyprien Gardapee                   Bensenville. 111.
August Damrow                        Glencoe, "finn.     George Havill    :                Perry, Iowa      ter several weeks of illness. Mr. Dunn was
                                                         Frank C. W. Prohl.          Wauwatosa, "Vis.       a well known and popular engineer work­
Peter Justen.                . . ilIil"'aukee, ,\'is.                                                       ing west out of Deer Lodge since 1909 and
George "Vm. Miller.           . .... Marion, Iowa        Louis Graham Kerr                  Eldon, Iowa
                                                         Lawrence Farrell         Minneapolis, Minn.        he leaves besides his wife Helen, a son
George C. Sims                  :lIilwaul,ee. 'Vis.                                                         and a daughter.
Leo Schley                      ilIi lwaukee, ·Wis.      Clarence Thos. Bickell.           Chicago, Ill.
                                                         Joseph Murphy            Minneapolis, Minn.           Mr. Dunn was 65 years of age and was
Wm. H. "Vorthington              :'\filwaukee, Wis.                                                         making arrangements to retire on pension
 Charles Alonzo Carmer                    Hanis, illo.   James H. Harding           Mason City, Iowa
                                                         Ezra Mason 'Vest..... . . .. Tacoma, Wash.         when he was taken ilL We extend our
 Obadiah Monroe Case                      Adel, Iowa                                                        most sincere sympathy to this family.
Thomas Jos. Scanlon                 Tacoma, 'Vash.       Grant W. Par]<er           Biacl< Earth, Wis.
Robert Stephen Gilker             Green Bay, ''Vis.      Charles Edw. Leonard         Sioux City, Iowa         Engl'. Johnnie Smeltzer and his wife ex­
Gilbert G. Lier                   Green Bay, Wis.        John Ludwig Johnson                DeKalb, IlL     pect to leave the last of April for a long
Peter Kocha. . . . . .      . .. Green Bay, Wis.         Andrew Gustafson          Minneapolis, Minn.       trip, visiting relatives in Penn., New York,
Lyman Tru mbull Moyer                   Chicago, 11L     August H. H. Doepke          Milwaukee, vVis.      Conn., Minn., and Oklahoma. Before re­
Joseph R G,·ow                        Evanston, Ill.     John O. Norquist         Minneapolis, Minn.        turning home, they will take in the sights
.Charles Rob't Blythe.......            . .Dana, Ind.    Lucas Mortl.              Minneapolis, Minn.       of the New York Fair and buy a new car
George Jacob Disburg.... . .Manilla, Iowa                Isaiah Timmins                Ottumwa, Iowa        at the same time and if anyone can beat
Dexter V. Stephenson               Alberton, Mont.       Emil Max Trommer. . .. Milwaukee, Wis.             all that step right out and say so.
 Charles A. Van Horn                Tacoma, Wash.        Douglas Whitten             Kansas CIty, Mo.          Harry Hamilton, a popular pioneer Rocky
James A. Wolverton                Puyallup, ·Wash.       Milford A. Stowers .. Oxford Junction, Iowa        Mountain engineer, passed away SUddenly
Daniel Jos. lIfahoney               Tacoma, 'Vash.       John Semrau                       Tomah, "Vis.     the evening of March 28th in Three Forks.
Adam Rauch                   Bellingham, Wash.           Henry Kuhn....             .    "Vaden a, Iowa        Mr. Hamilton was born in Wisconsin and
Varnum Willard Price           'Wauwatosa, Wis.          Charles J. \Vestcott.            Rhodes, Iowa      was a bou t 60 years of age, and had been
Adolph G. Erickson                  Hartland, "Vis.      Robert A. Bishop           Independence, lIIo.     a passenger engineer on the Rocky Moun­
Joseph Smrz                       Milwaukee, "Vis.       Fred Lewis Hudson               Wausa u, "'is.     tain division for about 25 years, also work­
Henry Monroe Li ttle. . . ..... Perry, Iowa              William C. Schroeder          Milwallkee, "Vis.    ing a few years on the Northern Montana
 Carl E. H. J. Luetjohann .. Milwaukee. Wis.             Gust Fred'k Natzel               Manilla, Iowa     returning; here about a year ago. His wife
 Charles :,\Ielvin ~ Tewman           Austin, Minn.      Moses Jos. Laluzerne         Green Bay, ,Vis.      died several years ago. He was a brother
 Alfred John Neveu              Green Bay, Wis.          Albert L. Kimball.       Minneapolis. Minn.        of asst. supt. T. J. Hamilton, of Tacoma.
Lorenzo Millonzi                 Milwaukee, Wis.         S. E. Hollingsworth    Council Bluffs, Iowa        We extend our sympathy to him.
 George \Ym. Saunders                       Elgin, IlL   George Wm. Catlin                  Chicago, III.      News of another wedding reached us the
 Thomas Quigley                   Green Bay, Wis.        Ed ward Peter Morrison         Tacoma, Wash.       othe~ day, when that of Miss Mary Mogus
 Magnus Johnson.         " .Minneapolis, Minn.           Oren ,V. Osborn              Powersville, Mo.      of MIssoula and Harold Torgrimson, son of
 Wm. Fred'k Krause                Milwaukee, Wis.        August F. Sommer               Millville, Minn.    engIneer and Mrs. A. A. Torgrimson of
 Christian C. Johnson        Minneapolis, Minn.          Adam Sitter                    Ipswich, S. D.      this city was announced. However, they
 Henry .los. Fraiken         Minneapolis, Minn.          "'illiam S. Biddison      Miles City, Mont.        have been married about three years and
 Peter Paul Ra<1ajak            Green Bay, ·Wis.         Elling Olsen Melby            Winifred, Mont.      have been very successful in keeping the
 Harry Clarence Hoffman                Savanna. TIL      Ellis A. Noland               Spokane, Wash.       secret, as the date was 1936 and the place
 Egbert Monroe.            . Minneapolis, Minn.          William T. Emerson            Spokane, Wash.       San Francisco.
                                                                                                               Mrs. Pogreba has returned home after
                                                                                                             a week in the St. James hospital in Butte,
                                                          look up and 'see Ted Gustafson's similing         she is SOme improved in health and we hope
          Restocking Ranches                             face over the .train register first thing in        will soon be up and around a.gain.
           (Conti./tucd   from Page 10)                  the month of March, then we all know                  Mrs. William Donner, wife of condr. Don­
Montana and the western Dakotas and                      spring is here (wonder where he spends his          ner of the Bozeman switch engine, is re­
                                                         winters .... ) he and his good looking wife        coverIng from a major operation in Boze­
while inbound carloads of livestock to                                                                       man, and Mrs. Harry Hamp is up and
                                                         are here for the summer again. Nichols
range destinations are news that ranch                   and family, and Schultz also, here. Both           around again after a major operation in a
men believe they will have sufficient                    men on the other shifts. Graveling is to           Butte hospital, we are glad indeed both
                                                         be done on about 60 miles on the east SUb­         these ladies are convelescing so rapidly.
grass and other feeds to resume normal                                                                         Operator Fred Byrne 'who for a number
                                                         diVision, from Harlowton west to Lennep
operations, they are also good news for                  and from Higgins spur to Fanalula, and             of years has worked in 'GS' office in Butte
the railroads, local businessmen and the                 understand some on the Gallatin Valley and         and who was always one of our favorites
livestock industry as a whole.                            the west end also. Looks like a summer's          over there, has retired on pension, Mr.
                                                         job at least. With prospects for a good            Byrne has lived in Belgrade for many
                          •                              passenger' business for the two fairs, and         years, where he owns his home, and was
             Public Finance                              the regular Park and tourist business we           postmaster there for eig-ht years, in years
  "It is freely admitted that certain                    should be '25' most of the time .... which          of service on the Milwaukee he is among
                                                         is what we all wish for.                           the oldest and we join the large crowd
areas in Western South Dakota are                                                                           who wish him the best of everything from
reasonable insofar as crop risk, how­                       A splendid joint Service Club and Mil­          now on.
                                                         waukee Womens Club meeting was held at                A most engaging person stopped to say
ever, the major portion is of high crop                  the Club house at Three Forks Monday               hello, the afternoon of April 13th em'oute
risk nature.                                             evening April 17th with a fine crowd pres~
                                                                                                            home after a visit on the west coast and
   "Western South Dakota is a grass                      en t and a good di nner served to them at          the 'Fair.'
                                                         six p. m ..... Supt Sorensen and train mas­
country and livestock production should                  ter Hervin accompanied by road master Jer­            Mr. "V. .T. Swennig, operator at 'MS' of­
be its major agricultural business-its                   sey were presen t, as were visitors from
                                                             I
                                                                                                            fice with Mr. J. E. Fennigan, at Omaha
                                                         Bozeman, Manhattan and other out of town           .... our line. He was accompanied by his
"Proper Land Use."                                                                                          daughter and son-in-law, I understood, and
                                                         points. Talks were made by Mr. Soren­
                          •                              sen, Mr. Hervin, and several others, and           he said the 'Mrs.' stayed at home to take
                                                                                                            care of their grand child .... my eye, they
 Motoring on the Milwaukee
                              a most enjoyable evening was . spent. '"
                                                                                                            do stay young looking back there in Nebras­
                                                         more of them to follow, says chairman
Up and Down Hill on the Rocky
                           Tommy Fairhurst. ... who is also His Honor         ka, .... 1 came from Nebraska myself, ....
                                                         the Mayor of Three Forks now, i,aving                 A wedding of interest to Rocky Moun­
      Mountain Division
                                 been elected last week' to serve as 'Mayor         ta.in division employes was that of Miss
                  Nora B. Decco                          of our city, we elected Tommy on his past          Eunice Heim and Mr. John Lander at
                                                                                                            Bozeman, March 18th. Eunice is the eld­
             arrived in
SPRING has are about
  the lilacs
                          earnest now, and
                          to bloom      "Veil
                                                         record, and so of course he has to be good
                                                         from now on .... Fireman Wade, Condr. Jen­         est and popular daughter of fireman an'
maybe not right away but soon        the pit             kins. fireman Chollar, were also elected           Mrs. Otto Heim, of this city, where sh~
at Three Forks which some times beats the                alderman, Conch'. Westbrook, who is re~            has grown up and graduated from Thre~
robins, is going full blast and we don't                 tired on pension resigned in favor of an­          ForI,s high school. Mr. Lander comes from
mean maybe either; three shifts and gravel               other man, on a tie vote in his ward.              Butte where they will make their home.
trains meeting each other just like re\'.                   A wedding of interest to everyone who           "'e extend our very best wishes to thi>
freight trains on the east end .... when we              knows them and which has just been made            young couple.

Sixteen
                                               THE DIVISION NEWS·GATHERERS
     Ruby M. Eckman                         Oare Ohler DI.patcber. Perry, Iowa             Miss F. A. McCauly                    Care Local Freight Office, MinneapOlis
     John T. Raymond                          Care Superintendent, Marion, Iowa
     MI88 E. L. Sack•...•.••..•.... Care Aast. Snperintendent, Dubnqu., Iowa               ~;lIlbo~~ll~~ A~de~';';;:::::::::::~~r.e. 6'a~:·Jlce~a~:':.~~,J>o'\,br~~~:: ~~~.
     Miss O. M. GobmanD ..........•..... Care Superintendent, Ottumwa. Iowa                F. n. Griller                       Care Ticket Office. Sioux Falls. S. D.

     Miss E. Stevens                           Care Superintendent, Savanna, Ill.          ):Jrs. Pearl R. Bufr               Care Superintendent, Mlles City. Montana
     C. 'V. Dubaven                           Care lardllli.lstel', ~lason City, Ju.       }Irs. Nora B. Decco                      Telegrapher, Tbree Forks, Montana
     Mr•. O. M. Smyth•.............. Cnr. Car Department, Mlnneapolie, Minn.
              R. R. Thiele                                            Care A"ent, Tacoma
                                                                                           K. D. Smith                                         Operator, Portage. Wis.
     Ira G. Wallac                                      Clerk, Red Wing, Minn.             H. J. Montgomery                        Mechanical Dept., Milwaukee Shops
     H. J. Sw·ank                             Care Superintendent, AUltln, Minn.           J. J. Steele                             Care Davis Yard. Milwaukee. Wis.
     Mr•. LIllian Atkinson             Cnre Ass!. Superlntendent, Wausan, WI•.             V. C. Williams                              Care Agent. Council Bluff•. Ia.
j'   Ill. L. Wopat. •........................ Care Superintendent, Austin, Minn.           C. R. Taylor                       Care General Agent, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
     J. B. Philips                      Care Superintendent, G,reen Ba~'. 'ViS.            C. D. Wangsness                             Care Dispatcller, "Mitchell, S. D.
     Mis. C. Hammond                     Care Superintendent, Terre Baute. Ind.            Leonard Jahnke                                   Fullerton A-venue, Chicago



        H&D Division-"Where the                             he went to Chicago to meet his wife who                 new car and it turned out to be a Pontiac.
                                                            'was returning' frOlTI a. Democratic lneeting'             Ethel Flemming, daughter of L. J. Angle
           Olympians Meet"                                  in 'Yashington, D. C. Mrs. Lutgen stopped               at Sioux Falls, was married to "Villiam
                  Freda Taylor Le881er                      at several points in the east, inclucling Kew           Peters of Pipestone, Minn., on March 21st.
                                                            York and Chicago.                                          The Sioux City office was recently
              folks, that w·e missed the
     S ORRY with our news items. Your AprD
        issue                            cor­
                                                               Mr. Frank Robinson, machinist, who has
                                                            been off sick for some time, is still in the
                                                                                                                    cheered by a visit from Ray McGovern,
                                                                                                                    the genial time inspector from Chicago Ac­
     respondent was in the hospitai last month              hospi tal bu t is recovering slowly, and we             counting Department.       (In case you read
     when the news was due but am glad to                   all hope to see him back on the job soon.               this. Ray, we're only lcidding.)
     report that I am feeling fine and hope I can              We all extend our deepest sympathy to                   The New Mapleton Area Service Club
     make up this month with interesting items              Jos. Griffin, whose wife passed away On                 held their first meeting' April 6th at Maple­
     for you.                                               April 12th. Joe is employed in the local                ton. Mr. O. P. Bennett, company attorney
        First I feel that I should tell you of the          store departmen t at Aberdeen.                          at     Mapleton,   Messrs.    Wolverton   and
     very important event at the "Bill" Geer                   Clarence Mesick, who is an engineer on               Stuben of Sioux City. gave talks on Service
     home the 7th of April. ·We all knew that               the ,'Vest H&D Divn., and who spent the                 Club work and railroad business in general.
     something was wrong from the anxious                   winter in Hudson, N. Y., writes that the                'V. H. Deveny, nOw retired and former
     worried look on Bill's face all morning.               '''orld's Fair is wonderful and all who pos­            agent at Grant Center. was also present.
     During the afternoon we called his home                sibly can, should see it.                                  Retired engineer C. L. ,"Veaver, formerly
     and found that he was nervously pacing                    Jas. B. l\IcGovern, engineer West H&D                of Sioux City, has moved to Seattle, 'Yash.,
     back and forth in front of the "maternity              Divn., has been absent from work because                to enjoy his annuity. His address is Loch
     ward," joyously accepting each additional              of illness. but is reported much improved               Kelden Apts., 1809 41st Ave., Seattle. ViTash.
     "peep."     We are pleased to report that              and we hope to see him back on the job                     i\Iiss Esther Berg, now of the Chicago
     "Bill" and his 50 baby chicks are doing                soon.                                                   Accoun ting Departmen t, and formerly of
     nicely.                                                   Evidently the "reducing garment" has                 the superintendent·s office at Sioux City, is
        Then too, the "mothering instinct" seems            served its purpose because a certain party              enjoying a six-month leave of absence with
     to have been prevalent at the roundhouse               at the freigillhouse ha.s abandoned the                 her mother at Sioux City.
     this past month. In addition to the ani­               exercise of walking baclc and forth to work                Mrs. B. C. Hel'shberger, wife of the agent
     n1als already down there. t,,·o stray cats,            and has purchased a new car.                            at Elk Point, returned the fore part of
     and a dog have been added-to say nothing                  '\'m. Kane. chief clerk in the supt's                April from a month's visit to Pittsburgh
     of the six little puppies added to the family          office. is again managing the Milwaukee                 and other eastern cities.
     about a week ago. ,Vith such a respon­                 baseball team and he says that we have a                   Mapleton is proud of their local en ter­
     sibility, no wondel' the boys down there               good team this year.        Incidentally, our           prise of a liquid bottling plant and agent
     have been unable to settle down to the                 boys w'ere runner-ups for the state title               Simpa states that cylinders are shipped to
     business of the railroad.                              last year and we hope they have even bet­               six or seven states at the present time and
        Train dispatcher A. J. Starks returned               ter luck tl1is season.                                 that 500 were shipped during the month of
     from Minneapolis last week where he has                   Oh! yes, ]\11': Feddern. freight agent, is           March.
     spent a few days consulting a physician.               the proud owner of a new Chevrolet.                        On April 4th the sound slide film "This
     ,"Ve all extend our best wishes and hope                  R. "\\'. Reynolds, Commissioner. Agricul­            Railroad Business" was shown to 325 at
     that Mr. Starks will soon be fully recov­              tural & Colonization Dept., Chicago, spent              the Cathedral High School Auditorium,
     ered.                                                  a weelc with Evan '"V. Hall making various              Sioux Falls, which was well received by the
        The many friends of Rose Cnmmings ex­               calls throughout the North and South Da­                student l)ody.
     tend their deepest sympathy for the recent              kota terri tory.                                          Yard foreman Geo. E. Popper of Sioux
     loss of her mother, \vho passed away very
     suddenly dn April 4th and the many of us                                          •                            Cih' has just returned from a two weeks'
                                                                                                                    vacation in Houston. Texas. George says
     who lmew her will remember her as a very                   "The New Hub of the I&D"                            the Texas oranges are only fair, bu t the
     lovely beautiful woman.                                                      F. B. G.                          1939 crop of bathing beauties is super­
        Ray Hoefs, of the division accountants                                                                      super-collossa!.
     office, :i\1inneapolis, \vas a caller 8 t the
     local offices on Api'll 1st.
                                                                  2nd District of the     Division
                                                            T HE saddened by the deathI&Dconductor
                                                              was                      of                              Operator A. ,"V. Sather relieved operator
                                                                                                                    Harvey at Charter Oale for a couple of
                                                            Bert J. Small, which occurred at Sioux City
        Retired engineer Jim Kpough returned                on March 24, 1939. Bert was one of the                  nights so that the moral support of Harvey
     from California during the latter part of              most popular conductors on the division                 ,vas available at a wedding. Do not ex­
     March. Mr. Keough spent the winter in                  and his loss will be keenly felt by his many            actl)' know who was married, but am very
     California and reports tho.t he had a very             friends. Our sympathy is extended to his                suspicious.
     enjoyable vacation.                                    widow and the fine boys who survive him.                   The Sioux City passenger station's beau­
        Mr. Jerry Jackson, retired switchman,                 Chester C. Smith, former Sioux Falls em­              tifying program was further advanced J)y
     died very suddenly on "'larch 12th. He is              ploye and no\-v stationed at Perry, Iowa,               the installation of brand new benches.
     survived by his wife, to wl10m we all ex­              announced the arrival of a fine baby boy.               The new benches are much more comfort­
     tend our deepest sympathy.                             He informed his old friend Bill Lagan of                able as well as much better appearing than
        Bill Nye, operator at the Aberdeen yard             the fact and Bill went around with kind of              the old ones, which had seen service for
     office. is planning a vacation trip that will          puzzled expression, but the reason was that             la, these many years.
     take him through 'Yashington, California,              Bill's ancestors were some of the "Lace                    Mrs. L. "\\T. Bergham, wife of section
     Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Nevada, a                  Curtain Irish" from arounel County Cork                 foreman at Gayville, who recently had to
     total of about 5,000 miles. Any chanoes                and he couldn't understand why Chester                  be returned      to Yankton hospital for
     for a few stow-aways,. Bill?                           named the boy Leland instead of Patrick                 further treatment, passed away April 2nd.
        Roadmaster A. J. Anderson, Aberdeen.                due to the fact the boy was born on St.                 Short funeral services were held at Yank­
     passed away on April 10th. Mr. Anderson                Patrick's Day.                                          ton on April 4th and burial was made in
     has been employed by the Milwaukee for                    F. L. Harvey, who has been agent at                  :\Iinneapolis.
     around 40 years and is held in the highest             Harrisburg, drew the permanent position                    The Milwaukee Road Bowling' teams at
     esteem by all those who knew him. Our                  of operator at Charter Oak. Knowing that                Sioux Falls attended the Tl'i State Tourna­
     deepest sympathy is extended to his wife,              the "Model A" would not stand the trip a                ment at Madison. S. Dale .. April 16th, also
     three daughters, and son.                              trade was made in the "V -8" class before               participated in the City Tournament in
        Leo Lutgen, cashier at the freight house,           departing.                                              Sioux Falls, April 28th. On May 7th they
     was all "dolled up" last week but our sus­                Agent Geo. G. Thorpe ·at Tripp finally               will attend tournamen t at Sioux City.
     picion~ were allayed when we learned that              made up his mind as to the make of the                     Wedding bells will ring in June.

                                                                                                                                                              Se'V'enteen
   Operator Bridenstine will hear the tune.      Denson, boiler foreman at Miles City, was        Carl William Bodecker, or "Bill" as he i
   Sl:ggest best Inan operator Harvey be,        eiected to his eighth term as alderman           affectionately called by all of us.                              Bill
   For he is next for the matrimonial sea.       and machinist W. J. Lancaster to his third       says it was a short twenty-five years and
   Retired conductor W. B. Anderson, now         term.                                            priceless education under "'. F. Miller, his
:i"ing at 1052'h Carmona Ave., Los Angeles,          Wm. J. Shine. retired conductor, Miles       boss, so he fears not the short time it wil
Calif., is an ardent reader of the Milwaukee     City, is in the Holy Rosary Hospital. "re        take to round ou t the half cen tury mark."
~Iagazine and especially this column. Says       hope he will soon be able to return to his          We are reprimanded for omtting so
his good friend agent Geo. Thorpe at Tripp       home fully recovered.                            many persons from the list of Florida "va­
sends the magazine to him. He is boost­              Mrs. Adolph CarufuI, wife of trainmast­      cationeers," so here are a few more who
ing and enjoying California a great deal,        er's stenographer, was called to Boise,          have returned recently from the land of
but the thoughts centered around the old         Ida., April 7th, by the serious illness of       palm trees, oranges and sunburned backs:
SC&D are foremost in his mind.                   her brother.                                        John Maloney and his wife were two
   The feud between the Sioux Falls bowling          Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bennett of Miles City      people who had quite a vacation down
teams is Over.       It developed that the       have returned home after spending the            there; then there are Sophie Walker of
 "ARROW" team pierced a hole right               winter months in Miami, Fla., and other          the computing bureau and Virginia Preihs
through the "SFSX" team by winning two           points in the southland. They report a           of the abstract bureau, who have quite a
out of three. It happened Sunday, April          most enjoyable time.                             bit of tan in their complexion. Art Drye
2nd. The members of the sorrowful losing             Mrs. Mal Spurling is spending ten days       is another returned cold weather dodger
 team tried to grin and bear it, but it can't    in Miles City. assisting at Epstein's while      Well, we will have the laugh in the goo
be done.                                         Mrs. Lillian Fox, their regular saleslady,       old summer time when we head out.
   Retired roundhouse foreman, Peter Fors­       is recovering from automobile injuries.              A marriage of note toolt place on March
 berg, Sioux Falls, came out of hibernation      Mr. and Mrs. Spurling are now living in          18 when Elenor Rehfeldt of the computin b
 the fore part of April and made a visit to      Milwaukee.                                       bureau was married to Norman Gunder­
 the roundhouse and saying that he feels              General manager C. H. Buford of Seat­ 
     son of Chicago. The gals really dished up
 fine and looks the part. vVe are glad to        tle was a business caller in Miles City the
 some nice gifts and we wish the young
 hear that Mrs. Forsberg is on the road to        latter part of March.
                           couple a carload of good luck.
 recovery after being laid up for several             T. A. Childers, first trick operator at         Our colleague and partner in crime, Mr.
 months.                                         Marmarth was a patient in the hospital at         Harry Reinhardt, comes forward to ask
    Engineer A. B. lI'Iain and Mrs. Main,         Miles City week-end of April 8th, for ton­       us a few questions about people around
 Sioux Falls, left on April 4th for an ex­        silectomy.                                       the building and as we are unable to an­
 tended trip to the West Coast.                                                                    swer the following is inserted:
    Roundhouse foreman E. C. Todd, at                                                                 Things we'd like to know:
 Sioux Falls, says it's almost time for boiler                                                        Dave Ramsey's choice for the coming
 foreman Mike Perry of Madison to make                                                             baseball campaign . . . When Gene Heing
 locomotive stay bolt tests.     Mike leaves                                                       is going to stop punishing the gate posts
 Madison every month for three days to do                                                          as he comes into the yard with his new
  up the necessary boiler work at Sioux Falls.                                                     De Soto . . . How the Green eyed repub­
 How quiet it must be at Madison without                                                           licans accepted the recent mayoralty out­
 him and how noisy it is in Sioux Falls.                                                           come . . . If the tennis club is to be re­
 Poor Mike never gets a break.                                                                     vived . . . Whether Paul Jacobsen will up­
                      •                                                                            hold his dear old White Sox this coming
                                                                                                   season . . . If M. M. is still having her
    West End Trans-Missouri
                                                                       ups and downs at the roller rink parties
                                                  Hiawatha Bowling Team of i.'Iiles City who
           Division
                              rank high in the City League, having won             . ,,'hen George Buman wiII lift his jinx
                  P. R. H.                        two rounds out of four in the League, and        from the Arrows . . . If Handicapper Stan­
                                                  placed second in one round. They are left to     ton is picking any winners . . . and last
     E. BJORKHOLM, asst. supt. motive
J
"     power, Milwaukee, was a business
caller in Miles City April 6th, and with
                                                  rig-ht-)Icliinley Gihnol'e, Baldy Snlith, C. A.
                                                  :\ululnerclor, Donnio Storms, L.· P. Searoo.n
                                                   (Captain), J. J. Peschel. The team has a
                                                                                                   bu t not least, we should like to know the
                                                                                                   milliner who sold the Easter chapeaux
                                                                                                   (hats, to you) to some of OUr gals. What
master mechanic H. E. Riccius went to             season's n vernge of 897. The;y are enterecl in
                                                  the State Bowling Tournament to be held at       imagination he had!!!
Harlowton April 7th.                              Great Falls the latter part of AJ)ril an,1
   Mr. and Mrs. Willard Blake of Mobridge         should TIl-ah::e tough competit.ion for other
                                                                                                      Bowling is rolling into its final weeks
visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred          tennIS. Any l\1ilwallltee teaul caring to t.ake  and it looks as though the Arrows have
Schultz in Miles City the week-end of             theln on for a match, they would be glad to      first place sewed up, even though they
                                                                   hear from thcJTI.                have been very bad in the last couple of
March 25th.
   Miss Betty Lou McCoy, formerly em­                                                               weeks. The Hiawatha, Sioux and Mar­
                                                       Mickey Gilmore and Louis Seaman of
ployed as stenographer in the engineering                                                          quette teams are all near second place, so
                                                  Miles City store department, went to
department at Miles City, and who is now           Cleveland, Ohio, March 17th, representimg        there is still quite a fight fOl' that berth.
a student at Drake University, Des Moines,         Miles City bowling team at the ABC                 Here are the first ten highest averages
Ia., called at the generai office April 6th,       Tournament.       They bowled 1210 in the        to date:
while home for the Easter vacation.                doubles, and figure they are "in the              1 Peterson                                                      185
   Miss Shirley Johnson, daughter of divi­         money."                                           2 Tobin                                                         182
sion engineer E. H. Johnson, is home for               Mrs. H. R. 'Winship, wife of dispatcher,      3 Becker                                                        181
the Easter vacation from her studies at            i\'Iiles City, spent a month or six weeks in      4 Malcynslti                                                    177
St. Theresa College, Winona, Minn.                 Miami, Fla., during February and March.           5 Haldys       . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 174
   Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Norskog of Miles                                                               6 Larson                                                        174
City have announced the engagement of                                                                7 McCloskey                                                     174
their daughter Ethelyn to Roy Richardson                                                             8 Patrickus                                                     173
of Buffalo, Wyo. The wedding will be a                                                               9 Rosenmayer                                                    172
June event.                                                                                         10 Finn                                                          172
   Vernon Seals of Harlowton was a busi­                                                                                                  •
ness caller in Miles City the latter part of                                                                   Drafts from the Drafting Room
March.
                                                                                                                            H. J. Montgomery
   On March 21st, at 10 a. m., Miss Bernice
Runyan became the bride of Elmer Olson                                                                            N March 19, a group of "talented pin
at a very pretty wedding ceremony, at the
                                                  Bernice     Comstoclt,     Ardella    ]\IcCoy,   Glad,)'s
                                                                                                               O   crushers" called the Tommyhawks,
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.                                                                      met and defeated the highly touted (before
                                                  Grills, Helen Kern,       Jo~'ce   Lindeberg, Phyllis        game time) Culls. The reason for defeat
T. F. Runyan, of Miles City. We wish              Lewis-and st.'enJlllined train lll.ade and ex­
 this young couple many years of happi­           hibited by them at Coed Ball, Custer County                  might be laid to the fact that Cull No. I,
 ness and prosperity.                             High School, Miles City, in Februal·Y. The                   one Gustav Koester, was not on hand to
   Miss Barbara McMahon, daughter of chief        tra.in was ma.de out of pUller boxes and the                 lead his "Cullies" into battle. However, his
                                                                  girls won firs t D rue.
 clerk superintendent, Miles City, spent a
 week's vacation with her parents from her                                   •                                 shoes were capably filled by Lysle Horton.
                                                                                                               Schultz, Cochrane, Armstrong, Odegaard,
 studies at the University of ,,'ashington,           Fullerton Avenue Building-
                              Kuntz, the honorable Mr. L. L. Lentz, and
 the latter part of March.                                                                                     Mrs. J. J. Fedler represented the "experi­
   Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Anderson have re­                           Chicago
                                       enced" league bowlers.        (Note: Hoppe.
 turned from New York, where they spent
 the winter with their daughter.       Their      M R. RUDY THORSEN,
                                                     the freight auditor's
                                                                               head clerk of
                                                                               office, passed
                                                                                                               Chandler and Wellnitz couldn't tear them­
                                                                                                               selves away from the fireside.) The Culls
 many friends are glad to see them back           away on April I, 1939. This news came as                     lineup included "Pappy" Engelke, Hooks
 again.                                           surprise to most of us, although we knew                     Erdmann, Green, Fedler, Petrie, Matje (of
   Miss Virginia Wolfe, daughter of Mr.           he was ill and confined to John Murphy                       step and a half fame) and Lysle Horton.
 and Mrs. F. M. Wolfe, spent the Easter va­       Hospital for some time. Many friends and                     After watching both teams one would
 cation in Miles City with her parents. She       fellow employes attended funeral services.                   think "all came from the same barrel."
 is a student at St. Catherine College, St.       Interment was at Montrose Cemetery.                            Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Roben
 Paul, Minn.                                        We received the following from the re­                     Engelke on the arrival of another son.
   Division master mechanic H. E. Riccius         vising bureau of the freight auditor's office                March 7. The youngster tipped the bean:
 was elected Mayor of Miles City April 3rd        and we pass it On to you:                                    at jJl,4 pounds and is the second boy to bE
 by a nearly three to one majority. His              Slowly and surely, time passes on. The                    eligible for athletics at University of Wis­
 many friends have been congratulating him        revising bureau claims the distinction of                    consin in the future. Bob is now bearing
 on his overwhelming victory. This is Mr.         numbering among its employes a twenty­                       down twice as hard in his work.
 Riccius' fourth term as Mayor.        F. L.      five year veteran who ·is no other than                         Gordon Pynn has replaced Ed. W1rth a,

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     apprentice from Locomotive Dept. machine              Now whenever one sees Fritz he will say             in a plug for the Milwaukee whenever
     shop. Gordon will likewise be with us for             ''I'm from the city (the great big city)."          possible.
     a period of 3 Or 4 months. Welcome to                 We all wish you well in your new venture              This is the time of year when Carl Leach
     our midst.                                            and know you will make good.                        gets the wanderlust, so if you find Carl
       Dick    Cowper is now back after a                     The Milwaukee Road Bowling' League               over in Lincoln Park he is mel"ely satis­
     period of sunning himself down in the                 just closed its regular league season. It           fying that lust.
     sunny south. Dick had been a man of the
     world seeking adventure during the quiet
                                                           was the biggest and best year in the life
                                                           of Road League Bowling. And what a                                          •
     period.                                               finish. The Olympians won the play-off                       Terre Haute Division
       Jackie Armstrong is again leaning over              after finishing in a tie with the Arrows
                                                                                                                                 C. Hammond
     the board as is Bill Reitmeyer. Jackie had            for the last half championship of a split
     been pushing out blue prints and Bill had
     been firing. It's nice to be back.
                                                           season. And they won by only 10 pins.
                                                           The winning team: Capt. Don Askew,
                                                                                                               I Tlimestone industrynote showing sig'ns of
                                                                                                                    is gratifying to
                                                                                                                                     is
                                                                                                                                          that the Indiana

       Rollo Erdmann is now the master of the              James Kozourek, Alphonse Epp, "Chuck"                 business recovery. A mill on our line has
     blue print machine. Adam Keidl is pound­              Horlivy (leal"ue leader), J. Meyer, E.                been reopened and others are working night
     ing the typewriter on new freight car                 Grislus. On April 17 these boys will tackle           forces. The Walsh Quarry at Oolitic has
     work. \Velcome back, boys.                            the Pioneers (first half winners) to decide           begun operation this spring after being idle
       The last six weeks the Tomahawkers                  the league championship. This lineup in­              for the past three years.
     have been a rejuvenated bunch of pin                  eludes Capt. \Valt Marshall, George Kempf,               Mr. W. E. Beck of Chicago has organ­
     crushers, having Won 13 games while iosing'           Ai Beier, 'Walter Foesch, Carl Rieman and             ized service clubs on the division.           On
     only 5.   In this spree is a continuous               Ed \Valsh. It's hard to choose between                April 11th he formed the Momence Ser­
                                                                                                                 vice Club at Momence, Illinois; on April

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     string of 7 victories, and every game over            these battling lineups, but whoever wins
     800.                                                  is deserving of the league's best wishes as           12th organized service club at Terre Haute
 .
 ,     Fred Wiegratz has accepted a position
     with Mr. Otto Kuhler in New Yorl< City.
                                                           it sure was tough going for teams that had
                                                           to give handicaps continually.
                                                                                                                 which will be known as the Southeastern
                                                                                                                 Service Club, and on April 13th formed ser­
                                                                                                                 vice club at Bedford. All of the meetings
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                              MILWAUKEE .SHOPS BOWLING LEAGUE
                                                                                                                 were well attended and all were en th usias­
                                                                                                                 tic as to the prospects of additional busi­
                                              Final Week of April 10, 1939                                       neSs and better relationship with the public
                                                       Total Games ,.-Second Half of Season~ which will result through the activities of
          Name of Team                                 Won (Season) 'Von          Lost                           these clubs.
                                                                                         Percentage    Average
      l. Olympian                                               55       31        14                               Mrs. Roberta Bail', clerk in the chief car­
                                                                                            .689        855-43   pen tel" s office, is enjoying a visi t from her
       2. Arrow              . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 53       30        15       .667        829-39

       3. On Wisconsin                                          49       26        19                            son, Gordon G. Carmicha.el, medical stu­
                                                                                            .578        841- 8   dent at Duke University, Durham, No. Car.
       4. Pioneer Limited                                       53       24        21       .533        850-11
       5. Hiawatha                                              50       24        21       .533        824-36   Gordon will receive his MD. degree on
       6. Day Express                                           42       24        21       .533        778- 8   June 5th and will begin his internship at
       7. Copper Country Limited.....                           48       23        22       .511        880-17   the Grant Hospital in Columbus, Ohio,
       8. Tomahawk                                              45       22        23       . 489       766-36   July 1st.
       9. Southwest Limited............... 39                            21        24
      .467        830-39      This division was represented at the
     10. Chippewa                                               48       21        24       .467        819- 5   Railway Appliance Exhibit, which was held
     11. Iron Country Limited                                   40       21        24       .467        748- 4   in Chicago week of March 14th, by Messrs .
     12. Fast Mail                                              39       18        27       .400        808-44   Lakoski, Bracy, Burt, McBride, and Jonas .
     13. Sioux                                                  39       17        28       .378        754-30      Conductor E. B. Braden retired from ser­
     14. Varsi ty                                               30       13        32       .289        752-24   vice on April 1st to enjoy pension after
                                                      •                                                          many years of faithful service.
                                                                                                                 Foreman George Mathieu has also recently
                                                                                                                                                           Section
               Chicago Terminals                                   is studying surgery and bone setting as       retired.
                                                                   applied to tl\e canine family, man's best        During the month of March we were
                        SP(1,1'/cy                                 friend to be eKact, or if you still don't get
                                                                                                                 threatened with serious damage to prop­
     W     E EXTEND our sincere sympathy to it, "dogs." He expects his degree soon,
           Dick Ruggets, who has lost a brother and he is going to have cap, gown and all                        erty in the vicinity of Terre Haute due to
                                                                                                                  the "'Tabash River achieVing a dangerous
     living in Minnesota; and to Andy O'Malley the trimmings.
     who also lost a brother living at Hibbing,                                                                  depth, but the crest was reached and the
                                                                      Frank Murphy, switchman, discovered a
     Minn.                                                         brake-rigging dragging' on a passing freight   river receded in time to relieve us of a
         Mrs. Laura Beckel and children spent train at Halsted street, and succeeded in' serious situation.
     Easter week with IVIr. and Mrs. ,I'. A. Dar­                  getting the train stopped before any dam­        General car foreman Lentz is recovering
     ling at Bartlett. While there, she renewed age occul"red. And while the bouquets are                        from a recent attack of influenza.
     her acquaintance with old friends and being passed around, many a pig owed its                                  We are sorry to report the death on
     neighbors.                                                    stav of execu tion to the efforts of George   March 25th of \V. \V. Griffith, veteran em­
        Teddy Kargleder, switchman from Div. Vla'sik, car inspector and Archie Van Als­                          ploye of this division, due to a heart at­
     St. is spending a few weeks at Mayo's, tine, switchman, during the ",reck at Bart­                          tack. Mr. Griffith began his railroad ca­
     Rochester, Minn., after "'hich he expects to lett. And before we leave that subject I                        reer with this company on November 3.
     visit relatives in So. Dakota while he is hereby deny that my basement is or waS                            1899, as brakeman, and for a number of
     convalescing.                                                 filled up with hogs from the said wreck.      years has worked as brakeman and extra
        We'll have to retract one item in last The basement had just been .painted and                            conductor on passenger trains 4 and 1, re­
     month's news. Charley Jones is still work­                    the wife wouldn't stand for it anyway.         tiring from service on December 1, 1938.
     ing, he is having trouble getting his papers                                                                   Operator He h man says: "Conductor
                                                                      Herman \Vulff, switchman, with Mrs.        Georg'e Bain has dusted off the old rubber
     fixed up.                                                     vVulff and son, Robert. expect to leave on
        Wm. Murphy, better known as "Cream a vacation soon to the west coast. They                               rule to see if it has the old stretch it had
     Puff," has returned from New York, and plan to visit relatives in Los Angeles and                           last summer when the game warden ques­
     will soon be guarding a crossing. He re­                                                                    tioned the ownership of the finny creatures
                                                                   also the fair at Frisco. There's some kind    in his basket. The boys at the yard of­
     ports that his health is fine.                                of a ranch at the fair Herman seems in­
        Leon Paradise has been holding out on terested in.                                                       fice have begun to gather around and tell
     us. He was married last December and                                                                        about the whoppers they caught up along
                                                                      Engineer Jimmy Brown seems to have         the Little Raccoon and wondering if they
     just let us in on it. Just to show that the been doing real well at the hat-check
     honeymoon isn't over yet, Leon has a new racket. The dimes must be rolling in. Jim­                         will be biting as well this year. When the
     car and his wife lets him drive it to work. my wants the twenty-six days back.                              fellows begin doing this, one can figure
     We wish Mr. Paradise and his bride lots                                                                     that spring is really here.
     of happiness.                                                    Engineer. \Vm. Fritz is looking for a cot­    Agent McCart has returned to work at
        Harry K. Smith, switchman, has a son.                      tage at Fox Lake for the summer. (It          Humrick after being confined to his home
     The son has a pair of roller skates. The might be all right if you bring your own                           for a few days with the flu.
     son left the roller skates on the steps. grub.)                                                                Mr. John F. Smith, retired section fore­
     Harry K. was walldng around on crutches                          We always thought that Tony "'Thitmer,     man, passed away on April 11th at Bed­
     for a while.                                                  crane operator at Bensenville, had an idea    ford, Ind.
        H. H. ViTise, switchman, not to be out­                    that doing something for the community           Mrs. A. S. Pearce, wife of engineer
     done by the February fiu sufferers is now welfare would be to start a pinochle game.                        Pearce of Bedford, underwent a major
     suffering from a sore throat and a general                    But here's Tony elected to membership in      operation at the Union Hosp~tal in Te.rre
     cold on his own hook                                          the Bartlett fire department; which by the    Haute on March 27th and 1S lmproVll1g
        Dave Rands took the old fiddle down "'ay is one of the best in the Coun try, for                         satisfactorily.
     town the other day for light repairs and the size of the town.                            I'Ve congratUlate    Bral<eman Fred Gallatin lately has
     some upholstering. His neighbors showed Tony on his selection and know he will                              moved his family from Martinsville, Ill.,
     up for work the next day looking unusually                    discharge his duties there in t.he same effi­ to St. Bernice, Ind.
     fresh and rested.                                             cien t way he does on the ra11road.              It is noticed that yardmaster GUY Kelly,
        We were all examined on the new book                          Roy Visger, engineer, after being Cor:n­   having worn out several Fords, has
     of rules. Rule 702, page 110, line 3 reads: mander of Watch City Post 1307 at Elgll1,                       switched to a "Chevy."
     "All employes are prohibited from entering and Commander of the Kane County Coun­                              William Seaton, trackman at "'Test Clin­
     into altercations with any person regard­                     cil, has been appointed Judge Advocate of     ton, has a new baby boy in his family.
     less of provocation." Now, then, \Ve can                      1307. Any of you vets desiring informa­          Sympathy is extended to Joe McMahan,
     go on from there.                                             tion on veteran mat tel's will find Roy W1 th cIerI, in the store department at Terre
        Sometime in the near future Roy Met­                       all the dope. Being an accomplished public    Haute, on. account of the death of his fa­
     calf will be known as Dr. Metcalf. Roy speakeI' it goes without saying that he puts                         ther.

                                                                                                                                                       ,N·illelee1'l
                                                                                              the Marion schools for eigh t years. Be­
                                                                                              sides her husband, her mother and a son,
                              Your Local Watch Inspector                                      TIichard, survive. The funeral service was
                                                                                              conducted March 17.      Interment was in
                                                                                              Oakshade cemetery at Marion. The Em­
                                Deserves Your Patronage                                       ployes Magazine unites with many friends
                                                                                              in extending sympathy to the bereaved
                                                                                              fa mily in their great loss.
                                                  CHAS. H. BERN                                  iIlrs. Hobert Strayer of Marion passed
                                      Va 100   Statloo   Bldg.   -1-    Chicago,   1111001.   away 'Yednesday. March 15, afte.. a brief
                                                                                              illness.   She was married to locomotive
                                               MILTON J. HEEGN                                engineer Robert Strayer Nov. 9, 1899. They
                                      29 E. MadisoD Street       -1-     Chicago, IIIIDoh     had lived at various times at Calmar, Ox­
                                                                                              ford Junction and Savanna, Ill., and for the
                                               H. HAMMERSMITH                                 last 21 years at Marion. Besides her hus­
                                                                                              hand she is survived by a son, Robert and
                                      333 W. WiscoDslD AveDue            Milwaukee, WI•.      his family of Minneapolis, and a daughter,
                                                                                              Blanche, at home. Funeral services and
                                               ALLEN & BERG CO.                               interment were in Marion. The Employes
                                      Z5!5 HeDDepiD Ave.               Minneapolis, MinD.     i\Iagazine joins ·with many friends in ex­
                                                                                              tending sympathy to the bereaved family.
                                                                                                 Agent L. E. Brown of Welton returned
                                                                                              from Florida March 16 after a winter's va­
                                      The abov.                                               cation. E'. T. Clauson. Who had been I'e­
                                      a r . Official                                          lieving, returned to Paralta the 18th.
                                                                                                 Kenneth Humble, a machinist at ilIil­
                                      Watch In­                                               waukee in the Milwaukee shops there, visit­
                                      .p.ctor. lor                                            ed many fr:ends in Marion March 18. Ken­
                                                                                              neth lived his boyhood days in Marion.
                                                                                                 A freight claim prevention conference

 Ohe MILWAUKEE ROAD
    Corualt them when con.idcrin. the parcha•• 01 Watch .. or J.welry
                                                                                              was held at Marion March 22, attended by
                                                                                              all of the Iowa Division staff officers. Supt.
                                                                                              'V. G. Bowen presided. ,"V. L. Ennis of
                                                                                              Chicago was present and gave an address
                                                                                              Oil the subject of "Claim Prevention" which
                                                                                              was replete with many profitable pointers.
                                                                                              Suggestions were made by other members
                                                                                              of the conference.
                                                                                                 Frank J. Hardenbrook of Marion, after
                                                                                              completing 53 years of service for the Mil­

         FLEMING COAL CO.
                                                                    waul,ee Railroad, retired from active serv­
                                                                                              ice March 31. He began worldng for the


     STRAUS BUILDING
                                          -
             CHICAGO, ILL.
                                                                                              Milwaukee road when 16 as a water boy for
                                                                                              the extra gang at Maxwell in 1886-was fOr
                                                                                              17 years a passenger brakeman-was then
                                                                                              pl'omoted to train bag-gageman, working for
                                                                                              15 years between Omaha and Chicago. In
                                                                                              1921 the family moved to Marion Where he
                      Miners and Shippers oJ                                                  ran between Marion and Omaha.
                                                                                                 The funeral service of locomotive engi­
                                                                                              neel" Harry Conger was held in i\1arion
                                                                                              Tuesday, illarch 21, conducted by the pas­
         West Virginia Smokeless & Bituminous
                                                tor of the Presbyterian church at the
                                                                                              Yocom chapel. Mr. Conger spent his boy­
                                                                                              hood at :l1arion. He had been running an
                Eastern & Western Kentucky
                                                   engine for a number of years On the coast
                                                                                              line out of Mobridge, S. D.        Many old
                                                                                              friends regret to learn of his death .
         Illinois and Indiana Bituminous Coals
                                                                      •
                                                                                              Out 'Vhere the West Begins­ 

                                            ,,"hile crossing Fruitridge avenue, Terre          East End of Trans-Missouri

                                         Haute, in an auto on ApI'il 12th, bral,eman                    Division

  LU,"I3~12                              \\'illiam McGee was struck by a Pennsyl­
                                         vania passenger train and fatally injured.                              D. H. A.
     FOR EVERY PURPOSE                      Correspondent Harry King of Bedford­
                                         advised: "April 1st was no fools day for the
                                                                                                                    again         by
                                                                                              O DR community was of our sacWened en­
                                                                                                 the passing of one       veteran
                                         fruit gro"vers. Thousands of acres are lit­          gineers, Harry Conger, whose death oc­
 We can fill your lumber require­        erally covered with a pink carpet indicat­           currecl on March 17tll. He submitted to a
 ments, no matter what they may be.      ing a bumper peach crop, that is, if Some            major operation about a year ago, at the
                                         of our northern brethren do not become               Tacoma Hospital and had not been in the
       HARDWOOD FLOORING                                                                      best of health since. He was one of our
                                         careless, and let one of those bud killing,
  DROP SIDING          SHINGLES          whisl,er shaving blasts get down this way."          pioneers, haying \vorkec1 on this division
           GRAIN DOORS                   Too bad, Harry, but the hea.vy frost ex­             since 1907. Masonic funeral services were
       RAILROAD CROSS TIES               perienced the last few days no doubt indi­           held at the Temple on Monclay morning,
       PINE    FIR   MAPLE               cated that April 1st is still fools day.             March 20th, and the remains were taken to
     WIIITE OAK
             HEMLOCK
                    RED OAK
                                                                  •
                                                   Iowa (East) Division
                                                                                              Marion, Iowa, for buria.!.  He leaves to
                                                                                              mourn his loss his wife and daughter Helen,
   No Order Too Small-None Too Big                                                            and a niece, Mrs. Walter Perry, who has
                                                          J. T. Raymond                       macle her home with the Congers since she
       Write U. for Information

  The Webster Lumber Co.                 J
 OSBPH GREEN, who worked in train
                                           ~ service on this division Some years ago,
                                         is reported to have died at Los Angeles
                                                                                              W'as two years old, also a host of friends
                                                                                              ,,-ho join with me in extending deepest
                                                                                              sympathy to the bereaved family. He was
          2522 Como Avenue. West         March 5.                                             a charter member of the Mobridge Masonic
              ST. PAUL. i\UNN.               On March 6 the Milwaukee Service Club            Lodge and a member of the Eastern Star,
                                         "'as organized at Cedar Hapids with a                and railroad engineers. Out of town friends
                                         large, enthusiastic attendance. R. G. Mc­            who came to attend the funeral were Mr.
                                         Gee of Cedar Rapids presided. After sev­             ancl :\frs. J. S. Griffith, of Tacoma, \'lash.,
                                         eral speeches the following named wer~               ;\1... and Mrs..Jack Rummel and Mrs. Sid­
                                         elected as' officers: R. G. McGee, Cedar             ney Chaddock, of \Taubay, S. D.
                                         Rapids, chairman; C. T. Rowe of Marion.                 Mrs. A. Podore, who has spent the winter
                                         vice chairman; K. K. Taylor of Cedar                 here with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Schnei,
                                         Rapids, secretary and treasurer. All em­             del', left for' her nome at Menominee.
                                         ployes in this territory are requested to            Michigan, on Monday, accompanied b)'
                                         cordially cooperate in promoting the inter­          I1Irs. Schneider. They planned to stop en­
                                         ests of the Milwaukee Railroad.                      route   at   J\fihvaul{ee   to   visit   anothE-:
                                             iIlrs. George A. Schrimper of Marion             daughter.
                                         passed awa)' ,Vednesday, March 10. She                 A son was born to iIII'. and Mrs. Donal~
                                         \\' a s    married   to locomotive  eng'ineer        Keating on "larch 17th and has been nam~c
                                         Schrimper in 1919 after having taught in             David Harold.

Twenty
      First lational Bank
                     OF

       Everett, Washington

  on the 'Chicago. Milwaukee, 8t. Pattl &lld

     Pacific Railroad. on Pnll'et Sound

  Established more thatt forty years ago.

                  1892-1987

                                                                     A Friend in Need

    Member ot Federal DeposIt Insurance

               Corporation



   A new daughter came to g'!adden the
                                                                ready   extend                         due,
                                                           EVER Mercantile has credit where credit is indi­
                                                            the
                                                                                  to
                                                                               proved a friend                                 to
 home of Mr. and Mrs, E. L, Hoehn, on                      viduals and corporations alike for twenty-six years.
March 29th,      The little Miss has been
named Doreen.                                              Willing cooperation in arranging loans on conve­
   Mr. and Mrs. Arch Robison of Seattle
are spending a few days here with old                      nient terms is one of the many friendly services
friends, enroute home from Wisconsin and
points east.                                               available to you at this sound, conveniently located
   Mr. and Mrs. John C. Fuller have moved
from their apartment at the Brown Palace                   bank. Our loan department extends this cordial
Hotel, to the Farquhar residence.
   Mrs. V. C. Cotton returned from a                       invitation to you to come in and discover how well
month's stay in Chicag'o with her aunt,
Mrs. Kratsl, who has been ill. Her aunt                    equipped it is to meet your financial requirements.
passed away at Mercy Hospital.
   James Caldwell, Jr., spent his Easter va­
cation at home from his studies at the
Minneapolis School of Art. While here he
assisted his mother in the Caldwell Beauty
Shop.
   Miss Jean Sarchet, who is attending Vas­
sar College, spent her Easter vacation here
with her father, Dr. G. A. Sarchet, and her
sister, Mrs. Paul Nylen.
                                                                 *     *                                                   *        *
   Mrs. H. A. Mosher accompanied her
daughter, Mrs. Donald Keating, and three
little sons, as 'far as Seattle, where they
embarked for Juneau, Alaska, to join Mr.
                                                                                 Mercantile
Keating, who has been employed there since
last November.
                                                         Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago
   Mrs. Ivan Kern of Seattle has been visit­
ing Dora Anderson and the J. L. Caldwell                 5 4 1       W EST             JACKSON                   B 0 U LEV A RD
family.
   Mr. John Farquhar, who has spent the
winter with his daughter, Mrs. Irving Ru­
dolph, at Evanston, llIinois, has returned           MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM                 MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORP.
to his old position at the local roundhouse.
   Mrs. Isabelle Richmond of Marmarth,
N. D., is visiting her daughters, Mrs. Clar­      Don't forget to drop in and see us occa­                TO THE CREW OF THE
                                                  sionally, Mike.
ence Dahl, and Miss Ann Richmond.
                                                    Have you noticed the flashy new green
                      •                           and blue top coats around the Dispatcher's
                                                  office? The ladies aren't getting all the
                                                                                                    .-_AR ROW_-J

        I. & S.M. Divn., East                     breaks this year.                                     Many of the banks of the Northwest
                    H. J. S.                        Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Holmes have returned
                                                                                                        Bancorporation are located in the terri·
     FITTING way of starting out the notes        to Austin, after spending the winter in La
A     this man th, I think, would be to en u­     Crosse.
                                                    Have you noticed the smile on Condr.
                                                                                                        tory you cover. They are there to serve
                                                                                                        YQU and all Milwaukee Road empioyees
merate a couple of true harbingers of
Spring; first, the new storm windows ar­          Geo. Johnson's face lately? No wonder, he             with the same speed and safety and
rived and were fitted on the Round House          was elected trainmen delegate to the con­             courtesy which characterize your great
office on March 20th. Second; Can dr. Bill        ven tion in Cleveland to be held starting             line.
Smith was seen raking his lawn. Third;            May 8th.
Al Seeman and Bob McCoy played two
rounds of golf-they reported the course
                                                                       •                                NORTHWEST
                                                     Serials from Cereal Center
playable, bu t it was a good idea to tak~, a
retriever along to get the ball out of the                     C. R. T.             .                 BANCORPORATION
pUddles.                                            NGINEER L. Taylor was off duty for
  Art Peterson, who had been relieving the        E several   days   during'   March   SUffering          110 affiliated banking units
                                                                                                        serving seven states ot the
                                                                                                                                         ~
                                                                                                                                         '
Section Foreman at Mankato for three              from an attacl{ of the fiu.                           Northwest. All are members
months, returned to Albert Lea on Mar.              We wish to extend our sympathies at                 ot the Federal Deposit In-              .
15th.    Alfred Hotzler, who was in Art           this time to the family of Mr. M. Graph,              surance Corporation.               .~
Peterson's place, returned to his home at         who passed away on March 17, 1939.
Okabena.                                          "Mike" worked for a time on the Iowa
  Divn. HQ bowling team defeated the              Division with       headquarters at Cedar
team from the Shops (who were playing'            Rapids, and made a host of friends who              'Ye have been informed that the round­
short-handed), so we don't claim much of          were shocked to hear of his un timely pass­       house foreman's office is all dressed UP
a victory. Now that spring is just around         ing,                                              with a new linoleum, and that the office
the corner, we hope, the conversation is            Mr. W. L. Ennis, manager of Claim Pre­          force are pretty particular as to people
turning to golf, so get your clubs limbered       vention, attended the freight claim meet­         getting it all dirty.
up, boys, and let's get up a team to take         ing held in Marion on March 22, and also            Mr. Y. Rawson, of Chicago. 'Ii sited with
on the Hormel office team.                        called at the office of general ag'ent F. W.      the old gang at Cedar Rapids early in
  L. M. Flannery and Carl Yoell·:er will at­      HOLlston, in Cedar Rapids.                        April.
tend the 10th annual Credit union Con­              John D. Feiereisen, Jr. messenger at              Eari Manholtz appeared on the stage at
vention to be held at the St. Paul Audi­          Cedar Rapids, had the misfortune. while           the Iowa Theatre in Cedar Rapids, Thurs­
torium on April 29th, as delegates from           playing basketball at the "Y" to sprain           day, April G, with his novelty bottle act.
the Austin Credit Union.                          his anl<le so severely that it was necessary      Earl got a big hapd from the audience.
                                                  for him to entertain himself at home for          and as he was announced as a Milwaukee
  Former Supt. R. C. Dodds. wife and son          a few days. Glad to have you bacl{, John,         Railroad engineer, he of course got a little
Bob were Austin visitors in April. From           but it "'as rather quiet while you were           publicity for the "home team."
the looks of the new Chrysler. the Hia­           gone.                                               Roundhouse foreman "Y. E. Cooper spent
watha has some competition.                         Thos. Manton was called to Ottumwa,             Sunday, April 2, in Milwaul{ee visiting with
  Glad to see that Maynard Bloom is back          March 19, account the serious illness of his      his son Gerald and family. On his return
on the job at Okabena, after being confined       brother, Martin Manton, who was acting            he was accompanied by his grandson Ed­
to the hospital at l\Iitchell for an operation.   as P.F.I. at that point during the winter         die. who will spend a few days in Cedar
  Condr. M...J. Killoren made his last trip       months. Martin contracted the fiu and it          Rapids.
on No. 222 the night of March 30th, and           was necessary for him to be taken to the            Mr. and Mrs. Carl Powers were called to
has applied for the pension as of April 1st.      hospi tal for trea tmen t.                        East Moline. Ill., April 2, accoun t the seri­

                                                                                                                                         Twellty-oue
                                                   ous illness of Mr. Powers' mother, who re­       names are drawn can talk to anyone in the
                                                   sides in that city.                              United States without cost. Gene was for­
  The Bettendorf Company                             Retired conductor J. L. Clark and wife,
                                                   of Perry, Ia., were called to Cedar Rapids
                                                   the latter part of March, account the seri­
                                                                                                    tunate in havin!;' his name drawn so had a
                                                                                                    nice little chat with his parents. Gene has
                                                                                                    already absorbed some of the Callfornia
                                                   ous illness and death of Mr. Clark's mother,
    Car Builders-Steel Founders                    Mrs. Elizabeth Lafferty. The Perry folks
                                                                                                    Chamber of Commerce spirit and is boost­
                                                                                                    ing for the San Francisco Fair at every
                                                   accompanied the funeral party from Cedar         opportunity.
          Manufacturer. ef                         Rapids to Omaha, where interment was                During March, engineer Guy Emerick's
                                                   made.                                            daughter Agnes was awarded two cash
  Freiaht Traia Car.                                 Engineer VV. E. Peterson visited with 'his     prizes for essay she had submitted in con­
     Steel Underframe.                             daughter in Chicago over Easter Sunday.          tests, and his son won two superior ratings
       Cast Steel Truck Side Frame.                   We have been informed that we should          in the State Highschool music contest.
                                                   advise claim clerk John Kelly that the              Charles A. Lee, brother of operator D. E.
           Ca.t Steel Truck Bolster.               trusty Ford must have gasoline if he ex­         Lee, and agent Fred Harvey's wife, died at
              Cahoo.e Car Truck.                   pects to drive it. Of course we don't ex­        the Harvey home in Manilla in March. He
                                                   actly know what is meant by this, but            had been ill at Manilla for a few weeks
                  Sprinc Plank.                    were to!cl that he would know exactly what       having given up his work as cierI, for the
                    Stul Ca.tin••                  was Jneant.                                      Des Moines Union about Christmas time.
                                                      Mr. and Mrs. Otto Lambertson, of Free­        His father was fOl' many years agent Itt
                                                   port, Ill., visIted with relatives and friends   Dawson.
                                                   in Ceclar Rapids over the week-end of               Painter Ben Spence and wife returned
  Office Ind Works . Bettendorf, Iowa              April 8.                                          home the fore part of March from tl1eir
                                                      Our Poet has again been inspired to pen       annual winter vacation trip to CalIfornia.
                                                   a. few lines, which we will pass on to our        Ben spent a few weeks with the bridg'e in­
                                                   readers:                                          spector before starting his season's work
                                                                                                     with the paint crew.
                                                   "Kenny" ,vent out to "Flats" cabin one day
                                                                                                        General foreman William MoberlY had a
                                                   And with the fish he started to play.
            gang of men on the Iowa division during
                                                   The fish took his bait, then flickered away,
     March laying rail between Coon Rapids and
                                                   Till "Kenny" had fished most half the day.

                                                                                                     Dedham.     The work was done in less than
Chemicals for wayside water treat­                                                                   the schedule time and without a personal
                                                   One fish came up to play with him
                injury.
  ment and for use at softening plants.            And hit its head on the boat's hard rim,
            J. T. Loftus and wife and their son-in­
Complete chemical feeding equipment.               Alas! the poor fishie was no more
                law Don Hurley and his wife were down
Locomotive, automatic, continuous                  So "Kenny" reached in and pulled it ashore.
      from La Crosse in March to visit at the
  blow-down.                                                                                         home of road master D. W. Loftus.
Simplified testing kits and control                And now with no more bait on hand,
                  Death claimed two of the Perry railroad
                                                   One "Bohemie Bass" was all he could land,

  methods.                                         But with wifey away, one fish was enough

                                                                                                     men during March.          Conductor Newell
Practical and competent service en­                                                                  Hayes died as the result of injuries he sus­
                                                   So HKenny" went home Il a - struttin' his
  gineers.                                                                                           tained at Madrid on March 16th, and Fred
                                                        stuff."                                      Cooper, painter at Perry round house. died
Complete and modern research labora­                                                  Anon.          after an emergency operation. Both left
  tories.
Surveys, analyses and recommenda­
                                                                         •                           families including small children.
                                                                                                        Conductor Richard Gilbert, who is on the
  tions furnished without obligation.                   Iowa (Middle and West)                       Storm Lake way freight run, had to take
                                                                  Ruby Eckman                        his young son to the Mayo Clinic during
NATIONAL ALUMINATE CORP.                                                                             MarcIl. The boy has been sick for some
6218 West 88th Piau       CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
                                                                CAREY,
                                                   R AYMOND in March agenttoatanJolley, was
                                                      off du ty        due        a ttacl< of        time.
                                                   appendicitis. Clarence Bartle was on the             Engineer E. E. Clothier was elected
                                                   job during his absence. Bartle had previ­         Mayor of Perry for the third consecutive
                                                   ously relieved at Grimes station a few days       term in the March election. Elmer received
  "BUCKEYE" YOKE and                               as V. C. McGee was off duty on account 'of        a three to one vote over his opponent
                                                   the dea th of a relative.                            F. M. Blakslee, agent at Defiance, cele­
     Draft Attachments                               Conductor ,V. J. Brumbly was also off            brated his fiftieth year as a Milwaukee em­
                                                   duty the latter part of March to make a            ploye the latter part of March. A dinner
                                                   trip to the northern part of the state to          party with twenty guets present was served
                                                   attend the funeral of a relative.                  by Mrs. Blakslee at their :Marion home.
                                                      William O'Brien was off duty during               Des Moines division conductor C. V.
                                                   March to make a trip to his home in Du­            Shannon was off duty in April to go to
                                                   buque on account of the sickness and               Holden, Mo., to attend the funeral of Mrs.
                                                   death of his brother. This is the second           Shannon's mother, Mrs. Wier.        Mr. and
                                                   bereavement in Mr. O'Brien's family in the         Mrs. Wier had spent the winter in Perry
                                                   last few months as his wife passed away            with their daugh ter and her husband and
                                                   recently following a long' illness.     Mr.        had only been home a few days when Mrs.
                                                   O'Brien is on the depot force at Perry.            Wier suffered a strol'e of paralysis and
                                                      Mrs. Skulie Einarson, wife of the travel­       died without gaining consciousness. Mrs.
   The ....rtlc.I yoke type 01 • ttacbment.         ing engineer at Green Bay, was renewing
   with caot Itee] yoke. offerl the ad...antarel    old acquaintances at Perry during March,          Shannon was with her mother when she
   of Ie.. P.rtl. Ie.. welll:ht, and Ie.. COlt.                                                       passed away.
                                                    being a house guest at the home of assist­
                                                                                                         Ted Carney, who has worked in the
        THE IUCKEYE STEEL CASTIN6S
                 ant round house foreman A. A. Brown.
                                                                                                      Maintenance department on the Des Moines
        COMPANY       Colamb••, OhIo
                  Line man Howard Millard was "best             division for some time, is working as    an
                                                    IT,an" at a wedding the latter part of
  New York· Chlc.KO • Loui.ville • It. P.ul                                                          extra gang foreman with William Moberly
                                                    March. Evelyn Mills, who has lived in the
                                                                                                     this summer.
                                                    Millard home for several years, was the
                                                    bride. Evelyn was married to Keith Mon­            Train dispatcher Chester Smith of the
                                                                                                     Perry office force passed out the cigars and
                                                    roe of Lake View, Iowa. A wedding din­
                                                    ner was served at the jVlillard home.            candy to the office force during March.

  CREOSOTED
                                           There was just one too many icy spells
                                                   'during the late winter months in Perry for
                                                                                                     The occasion was the birth of a son, wh(
                                                                                                     was named Leland Chase. The lad weighe,:
                                                                                                     nine and one-half pounds.
                                                    fireman Dale Taylor. Dale kept his foot­
   MATERIALS
                                       ing until the last one of the season when
                                                    he slipped and fell, breaking his left leg.
                                                                                                       Engineer Charles Swift, Sr., who ha;
                                                                                                     been making his home in Perry with hi,
                                                       John Krohn, retired section foreman,          son, engineer Chas. Swift, Jr., was in tho
                      and                           who lives at Perry, got a hand full of for­      hospital in Perry for treatment durin,
                                                    eign passes and started out on his first         April.
                                                    pleasure trip in March. He and Mrs. Krohn          Harry L. Balsbaugh, who retired t",
       COAL TAR
                                    wen t to Florida. then throug'h Texas to
                                                    California, returning home by way of San
                                                                                                     years ago, after having worked for ti-.­
                                                                                                     Milwaukee for thirty-seven years, died c
                                                    Francisco. John had never before had a           April 8th. Mr. Balsbaugh was seven!:­
       PRODUCTS
                                    pass on a foreign railroad in the fifty-two
                                                    years that he was working for the Milwau­
                                                                                                     three years of age and is survived by r,
                                                                                                     wife and two sons, George and Orvil'­
                                                    kee.                                             who are both engineers on the Iowa di\ ­
                       if                              Chief dispatcher J. J. Kindig and wife        sion.
                                                    had a nice surprise one Sunday evening             iVlichael utzig came to Perry the fo:
                                                    in March. Their son, Gene, who is located        part of April to take the place of paint.
  Republic Creosoting Co.                           in San Francisco, went out to the Fair to        made vacant by the sudden death of F:·
                 Minneapolis                        spend the day. The Telephone Company             Cooper. Mr. Utzig worked for a long t'
                                                    have an exhibit where visitors can register      in Dubuque and wen t to Milwaukee ",,,
                                                    and at stated intervals, the persons whose       the Dubuque shops were closed.

Twenty-two
           West I&D Division
           Olarence D. Wangsness
    ondr. Quass and wife spent the week
C    end at Sioux City visiting with rela­
tives.
  Roadmaster P. McMahon left for Phila­
delphia Monday noon, being called there by
the death of his sister. We extend our
sympathy.
   "This railroad business" slicle sound film
was held in the leg'ion hall at Canton April
third with 215 present. Canton high school
students gave a very good instrumental
program after the showing of the picture.
Also featured on the program were stu­
dents from Fairview, Parker and Dell Rap­
ids. Talks by A. G. Dupuis of Chicago, R
B. Finn, Supt. Schools at Fairview, H. L.
Hoskins, C. D., of Sioux City, all were \'ery
interesting and appreciated by the audi­
ence.
  Mack Carrick left for Rochester April 4th
for treatment, and was accompanied by his
mother, Mrs. B. A. Carrick, wife of Lt.
Police.
  Understand operator Burke at Canton
has had quite a bit of trouble with the in­
stallation of a radio in his new Ford. Seems
as tho the music was coming out through
the exhaust pipe until a few minor repairs
'were made.
  A. Bartelson, who started as a laborer on
the section at Parker in 1887, was promoted
to section foreman in 1889, retired under the
retirement act April first. Mr. Bartelson
has been in continuous service on the same
section at Parl,er establishing a record for
con tinuous service on one section. He is in
very good health and expects to enjoy his
remaining years leisurely. Albert Boult­
house will succeed Mr. Bartelson as section
foreman.
  Messr. E. H. Platt, H. B. Peterson and         time after he retires next fall. It seems
P. McMahon attended a safety first meet­         Joe put too many sticks of dynamite under
ing at Mason City the fore part of the           a stump and a 400-lb. root knocked the
month.                                           roof of his house loose. Better luck next
  A work train has been in service the past      time, Joe.
two weel,s between Chamberlain and Rapid            We are glad to see our sea faring barge
City.                                            captain Lee vVard back on the job afteI' a
  Members of the Mitchell service club held      siege of sickness.
an interesting meeting at the clubrooms the         Kenneth Alleman, yard clerk, left our
fore part of the mon th and after regular        midst March 20th to bump in Tacoma.
business   was     transacted   luncheon   was   Sorry to see you leave, Kenny.
served by the members of the women's                    Milwaukee Road Bowling League
club.                                                               April 3, 1939
  Storekeeper John ,Vest is sporting a new                                        Won Lost
Ford sedan.                                           Local.. .. ..                 28     11
  Ag'ent Powell and wife of Kennebec left             General ...                   22     17
foI' a short visit with his parents at Mis­           yard....                      17     22
souri.                                                Engineers                     11     28
   Roundhouse foreman AI. Parker visited a              High indiv. game-Kord, 242                  MORDEN SECURITY ADJUSTABLE
few days at Sanborn wfth friends.                       High indiv. aver.-Villata, 175                     RAIL BRACE
   Condr. Lyle Hopkins, who has been in                 High team game-Local, 920                   Standard on The Milwaukee Road.
California for the past year, returned to               High three games-Local, 2,490               Designed for super-strength to meet the
Rapid City and intends to resume duty in            At the present time our car foreman and
a short time.                                    Service Club chairman Clyde Medley is              requirements of modern high-speed traffic.
   Condr. W. C. Buirge bid farewell to his       serving 30 days on jury duty. He has been                   WE MANUFACTURE
many friends at Mitchell the first of the        telling so many new jol,es lately that we
                                                 are wondering just how much time a jury            Frogs - Switches - Crossings - Guard
month. Mr. Buirge is retiring on the pen­                                                           Rails -  Gage Rods -     Rail Braces ­
sion and he states that the rest of his days     puts in actually deliberating a case.
are going to be spent in peace and con­             Now that the skiing season is over our          Compromise Joints - Balkwill Crossings
tentment.                                         "pillow tied on all sides skier" Iv!. P. CeIly­   -   Articulated   Crossings -   Samson
                       •                         ham is returning to the more moderate
                                                 sport of fishing, etc. I'll bet now we'll
                                                                                                    Switches-Betts Switches and Security
                                                                                                    Track Designs.
           Seattle Terminals                     hear more of the fish Celly catches than we
                 G. W. Garrison
                                                 heard of the spills and groans he took              Morden Frog & Crossing Works
                                                 last winter. It's funny what a sportsman                        CHICAGO, ILLS.
    Car Department and Yard Office               will tell and what he won't tell, but more         Representatives in        S+. Louis, Mo.
   AR inspector Joe Barnreiter has been           power to you, Celly.
C   working hard on his country retreat at          The news has just leaked out that OllI'
                                                                                                       Cleveland, Ohio
                                                                                                       New Orleans, La.
                                                                                                                                Louisville, Ky.
                                                                                                                             Washington, D. C.
Belleview, where he plans to spend his            new roundhouse helper John DeI'ig became




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a . n diet in February. 'Ve don't have              braking for Jim, worked together so long'
i.!...: fafr one's name but we do wish the          they seemed almost Iil,e brothers. Jim tool<
                                                                                                        Good Old Dubuque Shops
n         . couple success in everything they may   the patrol job out of Plymouth vacated by                     Lucille WI ilia"
:-';:::'\'4:: in mind.

             Local Freight Office
                                                    concluctor D. C. Tibbetts, who has decided
                                                    to take the pension. Dave decided he had
                                                                                                          sympathy
                                                                                                    O UR switchman isL.extended to who passed
                                                                                                       of               D. States,
                                                                                                                                    the family

                                                    worked long enough and he has worked            away at his home in Dubuque. His senior­
    ~Irs.E. F. Underwood, age 86, mother of         hareI. He had been the local chairman of        ity with our company at Dubuque dated
our Alma Carpenter of the Oriental De­              the trainmen for over twenty years,             back to July 2nd, 1908.
partment, passed away March 18th at her               Superintendent Buechler has just re­             Our best wishes go to Mrs. Ed. Wiedner,
home in Seattle. Cremation March 20th.              turned from his vacation, having spent a        who is confined to her home, due to illness.
Our sympathy goes out to Alma and her               few days at Excelsior Springs and then          A speedy recovery is hoped for.
family.                                             went to the World's Fair at San Francisco.         It's a baby girl at the Freiburger home,
  John Robbinson, who has been janitor at           He states he had a wonderful trip and was       and is Fran k a proud pa pa ? In fact, he
the local freight office, Seattle, since 1912,      very much impressed' in seeing the two new      says this is the tenth time he has been so
passed away at the Providence hospital              bridges at San Francisco.                       honored and he is gettin' prouder 'n
April 6th. His many friends in and out of             E. B. Gehrke, former division accountant      prouder. Providentially, on the farm, which
the railroad circle mourn' his passing. He          at Green Bay and nOw traveling account­         is Frank's side line, the arrival of fifteen
will be greatly missed about the local              ant, was in the other day for a few min­        little piggies took place the same day.
freigh t office. Ou I' heartfel t sympathy goes     utes. Eric looks good and says he always        (P. S.: The piggies have two mommas!)
out to his family and friends who are left          will remember Green Bay.                           Early this year crane operator Taft
behind.                                                                                             threatened to buy a car-it was going to be
   Our popular chief clerk Guy Anderson of                               •                          a real car-not one of those mal'e-believe
the local freight office is the proud owner                                                         lil,e some of the boys around here are
of a new Pontiac coach, having purchased
                                                           Twin City Terminals                      driving (the boss for instance). Well,
it last month. \I'e understand there is a                             F. A. M.                      when Fred got his new car the other day,
standing invitation to his many friends to                                                          we couldn't help but wonder who the super­
tal<e that long looked for vacation with
him. Guy will furnish the transportation
                                                    RECENTwere lVlr.
                                                      ment
                                                           visitors       in the Traffic Depart­
                                                                         R. E. Bauvais, general     salesman was. Evidently women are not
                                                                                                     the only people who change their mind,
                                                    agent, Duluth. Mr. R. A. Burns, DF&PA,
and maybe the balance of the expenses if            Aberdeen, and Freda Taylor, stenographer,       eh?
you talle to him rig'hL                             Aberdeen.                                          It is reported that Mr. K. caught "coon"
                   General Offices                    The sincere sympathy of the Traffic De­       out of season-my word, Charley, what a
  It's a girl at the \I'arren Dulins, and NIl'.     partment is extended to Paul P. Gehrig,         chance yOU tool,!
Dulin of Mr. Sanders' office is receiving           special agent, whose mother passed away            ''''ill someone please asl, Joe Gavin why
congratulations.                                    recently in St. Paul.                           he didn't call to collect the reward offered
  A fine snmmer tan has been acquired in              When spring is in the air one's footsteps     for the return of the boy'S bicycle. Also,
advance by Art Brett, Edward Notslee and            turn toward home so Gus Reuland re­              when it was delivered to him, how long
Max Sarchett, of the general offices.               turned to Aberdeen for the week enel anel       the cigars la.sted. (Am surprised, Joe, you
These th ree are the official ski represen ta­      Nick Ko~ta is spending all his week ends        were so modest about calling at that
tives for the Milwaul,ee here, and their            in Red ·Wing.                                   place-no one was ever detained there for
last visit to the snow grounds put on a fine          In case you are wondering who owns that       being honest, you know.)
even coat of tan which should mal,e them            dazzling new Studebaker, it belongs to             We hear tha t fireman McKinney is fetch­
the envy of all- beholders during the com­          Glen ",icolin, office boy. Some class!          ing home-made cake to his conductor
ing' summer.
                                                                                                     (Hartley), who says it is delicious. Drop
                                                      ;\'11'. H. L. McLaughlin, GN,VFA, spent       one in here sometime, Merlin, will yuh?
   George Bahl, the goodlooking ancI cour­          Easter ,,-ith hiS family in Pittsburgh, Pa.
teous messenger, is enjoying his job this                                                              Mr. Schilelman, I am told
fine spring weather. Lil,e the postman,                                                                Has very dainty feet­
George's beat isn't so good during the win­                                                            They're iong and wide and handsome
ter, but he gets the breaks this time of                                                               And to fit them is a treat!
the year.                                                                                               (A worthy brother in his Lodge
   Mr. E. i\I. Stablein, chief clerk to supt.                                                          Reported this to me
of transportation, and Mrs. Stablein are re­                                                           Jf it's wrong, I'm sorry­
modeling their home, installing all of the                                                              Here's my apology.)
latest household equipment. It is an ar­                                                                The said reporter has been known to
duous tasl<, and is bringing gray hairs to                                                           prevaricate occasionally-the letter of his
"Stabby's" noble head, especially when it                                                            last name starts with 'D"!
comes to hauling briel' in the Mercury at a                                                             The announcement of the forthcoming'
speed of 75 mph.      They hope to have it                                                           marriage of Miss Joan Wellman takes ye
completed in time to celebrate Stabby's                                                              scrib'e back in memory to the days of our
39th birthday anniversary July 17th. \I'e                                                            first ladies' minstrel show. Joan was our
are all looking forward to an enjoya ble                                                             baby dancing star! (Can it be that we're
time on that date.                                                                                   getting along? '?)
   Our Service Club is hopping right along.                                                             The A. J. Elder-Dubuque Milwaukee
There are always 80 to 100 enthusiastic                                                              Road Service Club have another carnival
employes in attendance. This good attencl­                                                           dance scheduled for April 22nd. They are
ance is because the program always hits                                                              getting to be a regular thing-and does
 the spot ancI the employes are made to feel                                                         everyone have a good time? I'll say! Join
so welcome.      If you have not a ttendecl                                                          the parade to the Metal Trades Hall in
come out and let chairman CI)'de Medley                                                              Dubuque.
show you how important Traffic Tips are
 to you as well as the company.
                                                                                                                          •
                          •                                                                                   Freight Car Shop
Splinters from the Wooden Shoe                                                                                       E. Gctl'gen
                                                                                                        EORGE WOOD is back in the freight
                    J. B. Philip"                                                                   G    shop after a long "hitch" in the caboose
                                                                                                    shop. Every once in a while George gets
                   the magazine
N EV\'S items for Howevel', will
   hard to gel.
                                     are still
                                     try and                                                        a glimpse of a westbound train and we
mention some of the things that have come                                                           rancy we see that far-away-Montana look
[0 pass of la teo                                                                                   in his eyes afterward.
   A few of the boys passecI away of late,                                                            Jimmy Stelter and Lloyd Kilgren are
and our sympathy goes to the wives and                                                              welcomed back from long sieges of illness
iamilies of these departed ones.                      The above is Aloys G. Lakmann, travel­        and both have lost quite a bit of weight.
   Engineer Walter Pen,y died in a hospital         ing freight agent, anel his daughter Del­       Presume Jimmy knows what to do to get
:.: pneumonia on January 'lst, 1939.                phine Eloise, both of whom became very          bacl, those several lost inches around the
   Conductor Frank L. DeMan died suddenly           adept at figure skating the past winter.        waistline-unless he decides meanwhile
Qn ~Iarch 18th, 1939.                                 Florence Almen is still off duty slowly       that his presen t streamlined figure is more
   Conductor William      oel, who had been         recovering from an accident.                    attracti ve-if not so "famous."
on pension for some time, account ill                 Nina i\Ioore is on a leave of absence, on       Ray Fendrich's partner, Mr. Barrow
health. died March 29th, 1939.                      account of her mother being very sick.          (commonly called wheel) got all out of
   Former section foreman and road master             Dorothv Beidelman returned from Flor­         shape recently. Specialists were called in
.John F. Dunn, who had been on pension,             ida with¥ a very nice suntan.                   on the case, however, and promptly re­
di"'d )Iarch 3rd, 1939.                               Gretchen Yodel' is on a month's leave,        stored frienel Barrow to a healthy condi­
   Conductol' Frank J. O'Malley and con­            visiting her mother in Texas.                   tion. 'When last seen, the two old friend.
ductor Emil F. Landry are at the present              Gene Jacobsen entertained her sister,         were affectionately holding hands again.
rime confined to the hospital account sick­         Mrs. Arthur Kniseley, from Madison, ,Vis.,        Our office janitor, Gene Szalek, has bee"
ness and we hope th ..y will have a speedy          the week of !lIarch 11.                         flashing that Pep-So-Dent smile so fre­
recoyery.                                             Mr. Elmer DaVies, who has been on the         quently lately that we wondered why, bu:
   Conductor James Hanahan has given up             sick list for several months is back at his     after dig'ging into the subject we found h_
[he \Va)' freight out of Green Bay, which           desk in the local freight, and telling' us he   sports a new set of teeth.        He Is no.
,'un he held for years, in fact he and Harry        is feeling just fine, and glad to be back       permanently off the soup diet of the la>:
:lfeggers anel Adolph Eichwald, who were            on the job again.                               th ree weeks.

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          Ted Tanin is skimming around with a         stations and trolleys, returned to work

       new 1939 maroon Chevy, which gives Dick        March 27th after an illness of five weeks;

       Bauch a little competition in the field of
       new car models.
          It is quite well known that John Krause
                                                      he and his wife were abou t to leave for

                                                      California on a vacation trip when he was

                                                      stricken wi th streptococcus in fection. He
                                                                                                                NEW MAUMEE MINES
       used to give his dog. Gyp. a lot of water      was very ill, indeed. and it is with genuine               On The Milwaukee Road
       so he wouldn't eat a large breakfast. May­     pleasure that we see him return to work.
       be the dog's name should have been
       "Gyped."	
                                                         Conductor Harry Hendricks is also still
                                                      on the sicl, list, but we are glad to learn
                                                                                                                      Linton ~in. No. 23
          vVe understand Alex Kornfehl has gone       of his improvemen t and hope to see hi 111                     Sponsler Mine No. 24
       in to the wrecking business. Guess it was      ou t before long.
       lucky it was you, Alex, and not Art Grothe        Switchman R. H. Kendall is absent from                  Billing Point-Latta. Indiana
       with that powerful Chevy.      He probably     duty with the "flu" at this writing.
       would have taken the whole garage down            John Burl' of the district accoun tan t·s                All Grades Will Be Wasbed
       and not just pulled the door off.              office is a chicl,en fancier and recently                        Except 6" Lump
                              •	                      broke into print by receiving a shipment
           Local Freight Office, Tacoma	 of Missouri. The jokes about "high-flying
                                                      in
                                                           baby chicks by airmail from some point
                                                                                                                THE MAUMEE COLLIERIES
              and Coast Division, West
                           R. R. T.
                                                      chickens" and "high-grade chicks" and the
                                                      like were very numerous, but the chickens                       COMPANY
                                                      survived them and are prospering, while                          Millers and Sbippers
             E regret to hear that road master C. F. Mr. Burr surveys them proudly.

       W     Allen of Spol<ane was unexpectedly          Conductor C. C. Fay, with his wife and                   TERRE HAUTE. INDIANA

       called to Racine, vVis., March 26th, on ac­ 
 daughter, are on a trip to Southern Califor­
       count of the death of his oldest son. who nia at this writing and will visit the Fair
       had lived at Racine. We assure Mr. Allen a t San Fran cisco.
       of OUf sincerest sympathy.                        i\!iss Ann Johnson, of the district ac­
          On March 15th, road master H. C. Davis countant's office) ,vent on a vacation trip
       returned to work again, after being sick to South Carolina, particuiarly Charleston,
       in St. Joseph's Hospital and at home fur about Marc!1 15th. but is expected bacl<
       several weeks. His place was filled by shortly. My. it must be nice to be rich!
       R. A. Roy of Mr. Pinson's office           at	 However. Edna Duey. of the e.ame office, is
       Seattle. Mr. Davis had a bad spell of it going her considerably better, being gone
                                                                                                                EDWARD KEOGH
       and we tender our cordial congratulations on a two months' leave-of-absence, during
       on his recovery.
                                                                                                                PRINTING COMPANY
                                                      which she will visit New York. Boston,
          It is with sincere regret that we record \Vashington, D. C.. and Southern California.
       the passing away of Mr. Orange Lee
       Simms. retired locomotive engineer, who           :III'. Scandrett. accompanied by Mr. D. C.
       died at his home in St. i\larie's March 21. Curtis, chief purchasing officer. and Mr.
                                                                                                                       Printers and
       1939. ,Ve express our sincere regret at his .J. B. Miller of the store department, gave
       death.                                         the Tide Flats shops and yards the once­                         Planographers
          We congratulate Mr. \'i-. S. Burroughs, over on "larch 21st; apparently the visitors
       ticket agent at the passenger station.         were well-satisfied with conditions as the)'
       Tacoma, on becoming a grandfather twice found them. for they radiated a genial smile                        732-738 W. Van Buren St.
       'within a short time; one of his sonS became as they left.
       father to a Ii ttle daugh tel'. named vVendy,     On Saturday, March 11th, Messrs. GeOl'ge               Phonel: Monroe 0432-0433-0434
       in Octobel', 1938, and the other son became Pyette and 'YV. IV. Sheire retired from their
       the parent of a little daughter, named         htbors by the retirement route. ?\'Ir. P)'ette                    Chicago, Illinois
       Antoinette, in January	 of this year. 'Ve was formerly district accountant, but was
       regret being late with this, but Mr. Bur­      reduced in rank to assistant bureau head
                                                                                                                PRO~PT    AND EFFICIENT SERVICE
       roughs kept the matter very quiet and we due to the consolidation, while Mr. Sheire
       have just now heard of it.                     was timekeeper. Mr. She ire came to thi~
          We do not usually pay much attention to company in 1902 and came here from Spo­
       rumors, but this time we hear of it from kane, while Mr. Pyette was with the com­
       an authoritative source	 and therefore be­     pany for 35 years. A little leave-taking
       lieve we are safe in announcing that A. L. ceremony was held on the elate mentioned,
       Pentecost, general foreman of the shops at     at which many well-wishes were passeel out
       Tacoma. is showing unmistakable signs of for the two, while theY were presented
       being engaged and that	 the announcement with parting gifts. ,Ye join with their
       is liable to break very shortly. The identity many friends in wishing them both a long
                                                                                                                BEAVER BRAND
       of the young lady is not revealed as yet. and happy retired life.
                                                         i\I1ss Mildl'ed Trombley teok Mr. Sheire's
I,·	
       of course. \'iT e tender our heartiest con­
       gratulations in advance.
          Peter Nickaloff, section man at Tacoma
                                                      job as posting clerk. being formerly sorter.
                                                      :lfiss Nellie Hummel is on Miss Trombley's
                                                                                                                 Carbon Paper
       Yard, is confined to St. Joseph's Hospital job; she was on the extra roll.                                              aDd
       because of kidney disease; we offer our           F, E. SocweJI has become agent at Ewan

       best wishes for his early recovery.            on "larch 23rd vice R. \'iT. Johnston. \\'ho

          Conductor H. J. Neff. who suffered an died on February 22nd. Mr. Socwell has

       injury to his back recently, is able to sit been on the second trick at Manito.

                                                                                                                   Inked Ribbons
       up at this writing. but is still confined to      Chief train dispatcher. T. E. Corbett. has

       the hospi tal; we learn that a piece was been out on the line during- the past month                        u   There' 8 no other jrA8t

       chipped off from one of his vertebrae. Our giving the agents and operators instruc­

       best wishes for his speedy recovery.           tions on the new book of rules. R. Bea!                               08 load"
          Back from an extended \'isit to the sunny was taking his place in the meanwhile.
       South is Mr. C. F. Negley, who has just with Clinton Miles relieving him. and
       returned with Mrs. Negley. both lool<ing operator ,V. H. Holly relieving him at the'
       well and fit for a strenuous summer at yard office.
                                                                                                                  M. B. COOK CO.
       Dunmovin, his refuge a t Puyallup. 'YVe           Machinist E. J. Collins is back on the
       trust that he will have a long retired age. job at Tacoma shops, after spending sev­ 
                   508 S. Dearborn St., Chicago
          \V. L. Hubbard. general foreman of sub- eral months down in southern California.


                                                                                                                                             Twenty-five
                                                    Wisconsin Valley Division                     school house. However, there was a sort of
     Council Bluffs Terminal                                                                      "strange" atmosphere permeating           the
           Vernon C. Williams                                        Lillian                      room. Directly, the agent's wife. who was
O Nmember 16th,inaugurate itswas the 83rd C ONDUCTOR
    March
           to
                 this station
                              Milwaukee      Chicago to
                                                                   A. F. McDONELL left for
                                                                   enter Washington Boule­
                                                                                                  chairman of the meeting, arose to deliver
                                                                                                  a "pep" talk.      She said, among other
Service Club, having Mr. W. E. Beck of           vard Hospital, where he will submit to an        things that these Clubs should be organ­
the Public Relations Bureau of Chicago to        operation.                                       ized in every possible community, among
organize this branch of the business get­           Dr. D. M. Green, who has been the ex­         farmers, etc., etc.    Our Milwaukee men
ters. Preceding the meeting and election         amining surgeon on the medical car "Metz"        began looking at each other inquiringly.
of officers, a banquet was held at the Rail­     for the past three years, has established        Well, to cut the story short, just how
road Y.M.C.A. honoring Mr. Beck and Su­          his private practice in Wausau since April       would you feel to discover you had trekked
perintendent W. G. Bowen of Marion, and          1 and is located in the Wisconsin Valley         all that distance to sit in on a Townsend
Mr. Wilson of the Union Pacific Boosters         Trust building. Dr. Green has many friends       Old Age Pension meet. The boys might
Club. With a grand turnout of all depart­        in this locality, who wish him much suc­         have kept this a dark secI'et. had they not
ments, a total of fifty-five persons attend­     cess. The railroad employes in Wausau            been called on for a "report" of the meet­
ed the dinner, and approximately eighty          welcome him and his family and hope they         ing.
at the meeting. And very much in evidence        will find Wausau a pleasant place in which          Extensive remodeling is being done in the
was the surprisingly large amount of             to make their future home.                       East end of the freight house in Spokane.
women present. Who said the wives don't             Fred L. Doxtader, retired conductor on        This portion of the warehouse is to be oc­
take an in terest in the welfare of the          the Valley Division, passed away SUddenly        cupied by W. T. Dunn, Spokane agent for
Road?                                            at his home on April 7, death baing due to       Miller's High Life and Pabst Blue Ribbon.
    After a grand plate of baked chicken         cerebral hemorrhage.        Funeral was held         Now that the weather has moderated,
and all the trimmings the meeting was held       April 10 with burial at Tomah, Wis. Until        the pouring of cement at Coulee Dam has
upstairs, and interesting talks given by         his retirement in July, 1937, Mr. Doxtader       resumed. The program this year calIs for
Mr. Beck, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Wilson, with         was the ranking veteran of the vVisconsin        about double the amount of cement that
a few amusing jokes thrown in to l<eep up        Valley Division on the Milwaukee Road. He        was poured last year, which should give us
 the general good feeling that prevailed         was 73 years old at the time of his death.       a substantial increase in cement haul out
throughout the entire evening. "Seli serv­       He entered the railroad service fifty-seven      of Metaline FalIs.
ice. goodwill and cooperative service" was       years ago at Tomah, moving to Wausau in              Bruce Kibble, yard clerk, bid in the night
 the general theme of the speeches. and
         1908. The Milwaul<ee employes extend              job in Tacoma, and left for there on March
with the other first class Roads in the
         sympathy to Mrs. Doxtader, who survives.          8th. Clinton Montague of Cedar FalIs, is
Terminal here forming these Service Clubs,
         Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Sternitzky and sons,        filIing the vacancy.
 it was interesting to learn from Mr. Beck
      Arthur and Robert, and the latter's wife,            Found-An honest man. A letter received

 just how this one started. At Wagner,
           returned from Granton, 'Vis., where they         from Chris Finsand from HolIywood, Cal.,

 S. D., thirteen Agents took it upon them­        attended the funeral of Henry Sternitzky,        states that he lost $4 on the races there.

 selves to go out and promote business and        the former's father, which took place on         Chris also says there is no Ildepression"
 install the general spirit of good feeling       March 26.                                        down there. Our guess is that $4 will be
among their prospective shippers.        vVith      Joseph Mercedes, executive director of        .cheap before Hollywood gets through with
 this in mind, the movement grew and              the Heart 0' Lakes Association, with head­       him.
 prospered until the entire system has            quarters at Rhinelander, has started on             P. T. O'Neill, roundhouse foreman, Spo­
 joined in and it looks like if anyone thing      his 'annual tour with his cabin trailer to       kane, was instrumental in securing thr,:,e
 can boost traffic, this Club can and will.       the Middle ,Vest to advertise ·the recrea­       cars of Knights of Columbus for Seattle 111
 And we of this Terminal are going to push        tional advantages of northern Wisconsin.         March. Mr. O'Neill made the trip to Seattle
 with its other members and keep right
 among the top of the heap with the
                                                                      •                            with them.
                                                                                                      B, J. Casey, bral<eman on No. 102 out of
 Traffic Tips and various other means of            Spokane and Inland Empire                      St. Maries, suffered a slight leg injury re­
 securing some NEW business.                                     Ef Jay Kay                        cently at BovilI, Idaho.
    After the election of officers, which con­      ESSE JONES, switchman, has returned
               The 50,000 galIon oil tanl< opposite the
 sisted of Ed Lee, Chairman; T. P. Schmidt,
 Vice-Chairman and yours trUly as Secre­
                                                 J
  from an extended trip through the

                                                 i\fiddle ·West. He visited friends and rela­
                                                                                                    depot in St. Maries is to be moved to
                                                                                                    Seattle.
 tary a short talk was given by Mr. Ray          tives in Nebraska and Iowa.                           Jas. N. Wilson, section foreman, Dish­
 De~psey, representing Mr. J. E. Finne­              W. T. 1\1orris , carman, has moved from        man, spent several weel<s at the clinic at
 gan, General Agent of Omaha, and promis­        Orchard Ave. to Pasadena Park, where he            Rochester, Minn., on account of eye troU­
 ing to give us their complete support and       bought a home with two and a half acres            ble. This has been cleared up, and Jim is
 co-operation as far as the Traffic Depart­      of land. Bill is going to do a little garden­      back on the job.
  ment could reach.     So let's all pull to­    ing, and raise some fruit, chicl<ens, etc.            Guy Chimenti, foreman Spokane Yard
  gether and ShOW these Eastern Clubs what       House warming announced later.                     section, who has been off duty for several
 a real live wire outfit can really do. But          Lawrence Lynch, coach cleaner, is back         mon ths on account of illness, is shaping UP
  one last thing. Let's give TPS some de­        on the job after a two weeks' absence in           pretty welI now, and expects to report back
  served credit for the whole-hearted inter­      the hospital on account of sickness. Law­         for work about the middle 0( April.
  est he and the car-men, of which almost         rence had his tonsils removed, and Says he           Wm. A. Huffman, section laborer at
  the entire force turned out, have shown.        is now feeling fine.                              Gibbs, Ida., has been promoted to sec­
  Boy, when these Danes get together,                M. J. Trudinoskl, loading inspector, Ta­       tion foreman, and relieved foreman Jas.
  something gives. And also to the heads of      coma, and Earl Medley. car foreman, Spo­           Wilson at Dishman during the latter's ill­
  the other departments, which consisted of       kane, have been supervising the loading of       ness.
  E. E. Smith, GYM; ,V. L. Butler, local          the all aluminum truck bodies which                 Second trick operator, Frank SocweIl,
  Agent, A. C. Law, round-house foreman,          Brown Industries are shipping over our           Manito, has been assigned to the agency
  and Art Lowe, Storekeeper. The executIve        line to the E·ast. The proper loading and        at Ewan, Wash., ftlIing the vacancy created
  committee was named as follows: Messrs.         securing of these bodies on cars was a           by the death of agent Johnsone.          .
  Ray Dempsey, L. E. Underwood, Jack              new experience, but a report from Minne­           Tommy Quinn, who has been holdIng
  Allavie, Art Lowe, Carl Schonberg, F. O.        apolis recently stated that the first car­       down the Night Watch clerk job, has pur­
  Bruce, Ray Becker, F. E. Zeiser of Port~­       load arrived there in A-1 shape. Several         chased a pair of darl< colored glasses
  mouth, and Mrs. Roy 'Wichael, Jr., presI­       cars of these bodies went forward during         preparatory to tal<ing over the day yard
  dent of the Women's Club.                       March.                                           clerk job which he has bid in. Tommy
     I guess spring is here. Nels Jensen was         A very interesting meeting of the Inland      was afraid daylight would not agree with
  seen climbing allover his house with a          Empire Service Club was held in the              him for a while.
  paint brush. The color? I'll never tell you.    Union Station, Spokane, on Tuesday,                 It is reported the fish hatchel'les are
  And I am not color-blind either.                March 7th. The big feature of the meet­          working overtime in expectation of a fish
     Another harbinger:     The new Chevvys       ing was the sound film presented by the          shortage this spring owing to the fishing
  sporting around the tracks. Bill Black and      Washington Water Power Co., which gave           parties ,vhich Jas. Reagan DF&PA, Spo­
  Floyd Lacy both dug down and decided            the history of electricity in the Inland Em­     kane, has planned.
   to brighten up the east yard a little. And      pire from the early days up to the presen t        C. B. Barrett. agent, Tekoa, Wash., was
   no end of the bragging, either. And in­         time. There was a very good attendance,         off for two weeks account illness. Part of
   cidentally, Lacy securing some business        and everyone enjoyed the program. Those          this time was spent in the hospital in Spo­
   from the firm he purchased his from. Atta       who do not attend these meetings are miss­      kane where he had his tonsils removed.
   Boy.                                            ing some real treats.                              In 'expectation of increased logging busi­
     Fred Bucknam has been released from             \Ve are not going to mention any names        ness this year over last, considerable work
   the hospital, and is now recuperating at        this time, but two 'of our prominent Spo­       is being done at St. Maries to get the log­
   his home from the serious illness we re­        kane Milwaul<ee men recently journeyed to       ging equipment into ship shape.
   ported last issue. And we hope the next         Othello to attend a "Milwaukee Service             F. Brotchie and Harry HilI will have to
   time we send in our "batch" we can report       Club" meeting. Here is how it happened:         make an inspection of the balI park before
   he has returned to work. And so will ·WLB.      AI, who was in Othello, overheard the           long to pick out their seats for the coming
      Some people have a lot of faith in their     agent cal! his wife and ask when the next       season. We understand their old favorite
   drawing powel', for almost every evening        meeting would be. On hearing that it was        seats of last year were torn out in the re­
   FOB "Detroit" Bruce, operator at the            to be that night, Al rushed to the phone        modeling of the grandstand this spring.
   freight office, and the very lovely Miss        and called George in Spokane.         George    Perhaps you can still find the old knot­
   Myers, can be seen entering a local drug        dashed about, stepped on the gas, etc., so      hole, boys.
   store where they hold nightly drawings          as not to be late for the meeting. Every­           In case you do not know, our new spe­
   for prizes.    I haven't won yet either,        thing was going along nicely at the meet­        cial agent's name is Frank Daly, and he
   Frank.                                          ing, which was being held in the local           hails from Deer Lodge.

 Twenty-si...
    Northern District Car Dept.                    furnished some most pleasing accordion
                                                   music, while at the close Guy L. Kester
                   o.    M. S.                     operated a film with sound record accom­
        meeting
A T theAssociationofofthe Safety Section of
  The                  American Railroads,
                                                   paniment showing what the railroads of
                                                   the country are doing and what they are
northwest region, in Saint Paul Hotel on           up against.
April 3rd, all the members of Twin City               Speaker Stout spoke about the real de­
Terminal Safety First Committee attended,          velopment of Montana beginning with the
B. Kanduth, W. Raetz, W. Lunde, A. Twe­            advent of the Milwaukee into the state,
der, A. Johnson, T. Carlson, L. ,Yiken, C.         w'hat it had done for the city of Lewis­
Ericleson, H. Olson, A. Cogswell; foreman          town and the country adjacent. He urged
H. R. Campbell, A. Penny, S. Hollings­             a general co-operation of the people in see­
worth, J. E. Buell, O. C. Brandt, F. J.            ing that a better understanding was had as
Tschohl, general car foreman .J. Hemsey,           to the real value that our railroad was to
general car dept. supvr. F. J. Swanson.
spoke briefly on safety practice. in the
car shops, repair tracks and train yards.
                                                   the people and expressed his appreciation
                                                   of what the payroll and the patronage of         CALLlNG
                                                                                                    ALL R. R. MEN I
                                                   the employees meant to the business men
Freeman, L. B. Faltinsky, Sioux City, Ia.,         of LeWistown and Fergus county.
also added a few words. Foreman A. Rognel­
sori, Aberdeen, S. Dak., was also present.
                                                      A full page advertisement prepared and
                                                   paid for by public spirited business and
                                                                                                                  •
All those in attendance were urged to im­          professional men throughout central Mon­
press the public with the safety of travel         tana appeared in the Democrat-News of
by TRAIN and attention was callee! to the          April 4th. It featured the fact that five                If you work on "The

excellent record maintained by the rail­           hundred thousand dollars was being spent            Milwaukee" our liberal

roads so far as train accidents are con­           by the railroads In this territory and asked
cerned.                                            for the support of all business people in           Accident and Sickness

  H. Belond, AAR checker from Milwau­              seeing that rail transportation was patron­
kee office, checked track and repair care!         ized.                                               Policy is available. Exclu­

recore!s at Minneapolis shops during the              Most of the railroad men of Lewistown            sively for Railroad men.

past weel<.                                        tuned in on NBC to hear the broadcast of
   The membership drive of the Minneapolis         the railroad problem Thursday night, April
Chapter of The Milwaukee nromen's Club             13th.    The speakers were Commissioner          Facts obtainable through Travelers

netted about $45.00, contributed by 150 car        Eastman, United States Senator vVheeler             Agents or

dept. employes of shop and train yard              and J. J. Pelley, president of the Associa­
forces.                                            tion of American Railroads. The talks were
   Carman helper T. :lVIagnuson has re­            very interesting and instructive.
turned to work following trip to Florida,             C. L. Galbraith is on the Harlowton turn
Texas and lVlexico by auto and to Seattle          which was vacated by conductor ",randell,
via the Milwaukee Road.                            who went on the Great Falls local for a
  Grace Junkin, stenographer, has' returned        month in place of Joe Smeltzer, who went         Railroad

from a week's vacation in New York City,           to California to be present at the wedding       Department

sightseeing the Empire State Building,             of his daughter Catherine, which took place
102 stories, Rockefeller Cen ter, Metropoli­       a t San Francisco on April 8th.
tan Art Museum; also visiting friends at              Howard Ullery is relief agent at High­
Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio,
and Covington, Ky.
                                                   wood while Mr. Jost is vacationing at
                                                   Three Forks and other points.
                                                                                                                                               I
   Carman Claus Franson has returned to               George Smith has returned from San
work following three weeks' illness. Frank
Rudolph has also returned to work after
three months' leave, ane! a visit to San
Francisco ane! Treasure Island.
  Julius C. Fallbeck, equipment maintainer,
Rapid City, S. Dak., has been ill for past
                                                   Francisco, where he took In the fair.
                                                      Roy C. Spogan, of Great Falls, has moved
                                                   his family to Lewistown where he has
                                                   taken a position in the local freight office.
                                                      The crop conditions in Fergus county are
                                                   the brightest ever there, not having any
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two weeks.                                         w·in ter kill and the moisture conditions are     T-Z Pl'oduet8 .....e Dueseelled .em...
   GCDS F. J. Swanson, and Foreman F.              better than last year when a bumper crop
J. Tschol roe!e Train 625 and 626, St. Paul        was harvested.                                   "Crescent" Metallic Packing

to Duluth and return, checking car concli­            Mrs. James L. Lindblom left for Cleve­
tions.                                             land, Ohio, where she will visit with a          T-Z Front End Blower Nozzles

   Carman Isaac McLain went to Cee!ar              daughter for about a month.                      T-Z Smoke Preventer Nozzles

Rapids, Ia., to bury his sister, on April 4th.        R. C. Sanders, general freight agent at
   Mr. and Mrs. ""alter Meihofer are proud         Seattle, was a visitor to this territory. lIe    T-Z Tender H 0 s e Couplers

parents of 10'jz-lb. son.                          ",as accompanied by Paul T. - - - , asslst­
   lVIr. and Mrs. J. Hentges ane! family visit­    ant general freight agent.                       T-Z Blow - Off Valve Muffler!

ed relatives at Winona.                               Mr. and 1\'Irs. W. J. Retallick left April    T-Z Automatic 0 r a i n Valves

   Luther Cadow's modern Easter hat won            3rd for Seattle and other coast points
the prize-we hear-in the Easter parade.            where they will visit with their married         T-Z Boiler Wash - Out PI u g s

   A card that really says "Happy Birth­           children.
day" was presen ted to Einar Hauger on                                                              T.Z	 Pl'odD..'., •••laDdard. _qulp.eDI.

April 7th by Miss Ella Siegler, and was                                 •                               .... daU:r •• o..lD. tkolr morit.

enjoyed by all, as well as Einar.                         Milwaukee Terminals
                         •
           Northern Montana                                          G.W. E.                       T-Z Railway Equipment Co.

                                                       ACHINIST helper Wenzel (GROSS­                   8 So. Michigan Annae

                        M,ax
   HE second of a series of l\Iilwaukee
                                                   M    FATHER) Dautzmann received a let­
                                                                                                           Cbica.o, Il1lnoi.

T  Service Club dinners was held in the
large club rooms of the passenger station
                                                   ter of special commendation for his alert­
                                                   ness to du ty in discovering a defective side
at Lewistown the night of April 3rd. Near­
ly 200 guests and employees were present.
The guest speaker was Editor Tom Stout
of the Democrat-News, while others called
                                                                                            PROTECT YOUR FEET
on by Chairman Wood and responding                                                                          with
briefiy were Paul T. Wilson, of Seattle,
assistant general freight agent, C. S. \Vin­
ship, division freight and passenger agent,
C. M. Brown and D. W. Amick, of Great
                                                                                      SAFETY FIRST SHOES

Falls, James Ramsey, agent at Denton,
and Oliver S. Porter, vice-chairman of the                                                         BUILT WlTHPROTECTIVE
E-2-n-ice club.
      _~ delightfUl entertainment program pre­                                                     STEEL TOE-BOXES
 ,;,ded the talles with Catherine Gove Scott
 _.,.-' Roy Boettger, accompanied by Mrs.                                                                   A	 wide range of styles
 ~ oJ> rd Lausch, being heard to advantage                                                               available thm your local
        _",,-eral vocal solos, and Jack Plummer,                                                         storekeeper.
     :: ,mpanied by Miss Louise Cochran, de­
.. ~-.:'ng his audience with two saxophone
.,.. ~ ,"';;I'S of exceptional merit,
                                                                                                           SAFETY FIRST
      :<k!:~e the dinner, prepared and served
"y ~" ladies of the club in a manner that                                                                 SHOE COMPANY
:,,:,,: . _ hing to be asked as to quantity and                                                            Holliston, Massachusetts
qualit~- as well as serVice, Jack Roberts


                                                                                                                                Twenty-seven
                                                     engineers T. F. Cummisford and John             timers who grew up and was a vital part
                                                     Hhine on the golf cou rse at Hollywood          of our railroad beginning in the eighties.
               Keep the Green
                       batting the golf balls as they did the en­
                                                     gines years ago.
                                                                                                     l\'Iike was a man who was known far and
                                                                                                     wide as the conductor of "McQueeney's
                                                        Conductor John H. Cavey celebrated the       train," as his run ""vas called, bet"...veen ~Iil­
                Light on your
                       51st anniversary of his employment by The       waukee and Portage for many years. His
                                                     Milwaul<ee Road 'March 26th. Congratula­        sense of humor and attention to duty won
                   Income!
                          tions.                                          him friends who will remember him a long
                                                        General organizer R. V. Dulen of the         time to corne as a good neighbor and a
                             •
                      Cleveland, Ohio. grand office of the B. of
                                                     L. F. & E., attended the meeting of Lodge
                                                                                                     good railroad man. The sympathy of the
                                                                                                     division is with his bereaved ones.
      Dependable Sickness and Acci­                  :-<0. 130 on March 27th, and told the mem­         The many friends of conductor George
                                                     bers some very interesting things about         Douglas will be glad to know that he and
      dent          Protection      Guarantees       their insurance which is the best on earth.     his wife are convalescing at Portage.
                                                     The Ladies Society of the B. of L. F. & E.         Retired conductor P. J. Larkin is waiting
            money when needed most.                  were invited and a large number attended        for the weather to warm up so he can get
                                                     the meeting.                                    out and catch some fish to replace all that
                                                        Emil Schumacher, retired machinist and       winter diet of meat. He is much improved
                                                     yardman Morris Hennessey were welcome           in health.
      PROVIDENT LIFE and. ACCIDENT                   callers 'at the roundhouse office March 30th.      Conductor John Pate is back on the job
      INSURANCE                COMPANY                  Engineer B. J. Corbett was confined to       on his run after spending the winter in the
                                                     his horne from February 12th to April 7th       South where he and the good wife filled up
                                                     with pneumonia. He has fully recovered          on crab gumbo and plenty of sunshine. On
                                                     and is back on the job.                         the return trip they drove through the
                                                        Engineer August C. Hinz has been con­        Ozark mountains which proved to. be a
                                                     fined to his horne from February 12th and       beautiful scenic trip well worth the detour
                                                     not able to return to work at the present       they made to take it in.
                                                     time, but gaining slowly.                          Retired engineers George Bates and wife
  LUMBER
                                               Yardman Arthur N. Schultz has been
                                                     confined to the Milwaukee hospital since
                                                     February 28th. He is getting along just
                                                                                                     and C. Warren and wife, Ralph and Walt
                                                                                                     \Voodman and families and retired yard­
                                                                                                     master ,,'I'm. Stafford and wife are back
            PILING-TIES                              fine and can talk to any of the boys who
                                                     may call.
                                                                                                     from the southland where they spent the
                                                                                                     win tel'. That southern climate sure alireed
                                                        Yardmaster and Mrs. D. R. Leaman cele­       with them, as they are all enjoying good
                          and                        brated their 25th wedding anniversary with      health and all tanned up.
                                                     a quiet dinner and a few friends at the            A new announcer system has been in­
                                                     Hotel Schroede,', April 8th. One of the         stalled in the depot at Portage to announce
   MINE TIMBERS                                      finest gifts received, in the opinion of Mr.
                                                     Leaman, was the fifty-five year button
                                                                                                     trains, the loud speaker can be heard the
                                                                                                     length of the platform as well as in the
                                                     which he I'eceived from the Veteran Em­         waiting rooms. This will be used to good
                                                      ployes Association for 55 years of loyal       advantage to handle crowds that patronize
     Egyptian Tie & Timber
                          service to the Milwaukee Hoad. Congratu­
                                                     lations.
                                                                                                     the Hiawathas and other trains.
                                                                                                        Earl Andres is our ne'\v agent at Sparta
            Company
                                    Yardmaster Peter Schroeder entered the       in place of E. A. Cordes, retired.
                                                      Soldiers Home Hospital March 15th, for            We welcome our new trainmaster, Mr.
  St. Loufl                                Chlcaao   operation, and is getting along just fine.      G. F. Hancer, and family, who transferred
                                                        Roundhouse carpenter Silvester J. (Shorty     here from the Superior division in place of
                                                     'Wheelbarrow) ,Veirzba was fortunate in         J. H. Hansen, who was transferred to
                                                     being the winner of a bunch of jack at a        Sioux City as assistant supt. Seems like
                                                     bank night recently, and someone placed a       JTH should be rewarded after getting us
    LOCOMOTIVE:                                       sign over his bench in the roundhouse
                                                      reading, "Bank-lIloney Loaned," S. J.
                                                                                                     out of the floods last fall but we didn't ex­
                                                                                                      pect it so soon, and we are glad to see him
          FEED WATER HEATERS
                        'Weirzba, Pres.                                  promoted. Wonder if he can lecture as
          (The Locomotive Water Conditioner)
            Colonel Elmer A. Keller of North Mil­       good as Harvey Roe and trainmaster Han­
                                                      waukee station has a fine charger which        cer on the new standard rules. Since JTH
         SLUDGE REMOVERS
                            operator Thomas Regan secured for him in        left us, Popeye Eberhardt has only had one
          BLOW-OFF (;O(;KS
                           the country, and the girl with the pleasant     brakebeam down and broke it in two t\Vic~
                                                      voice at the telephone is busy telling peo­     which is a record, believe it Or not.
      (;ENTRIFUGAL BLOW-OFF
                          ple that the nice looking man who rides           As this is written comes the news of
             MUFFLERS
                                a way from the station noon and night is        retired agent E. A. Cordes' sudden passing
                                                      Colonel Keller.                                at Sparta. He had just returned from the
            STEEL TIRES
                                 Yardman August G. RUdolph is sick at         south and had been pensioned since the
                    (Taylor NormaIlzed)
              his horne, 1611 South 26th St., and would      first of the year. He was One of our vet­
           GRID UNIT Am·(;OM­                         like to visit with some of the boys.            eran agents who handled Sparta station
                                                        Assistant station master Eugene F.            during the World 'War and through hi;
           PRESSOR RADIATION
                         Epeneter died April 8th, at the Milwaukee      courteous efficient manner made many
                                                      hospi tal after a short illness. He is sur­     friends for our railroad.     Burial was a'.
    WILSON ENGINEERING
                              vived by a sister, Mrs. John Sullivan and
                                                      three nieces. He had been an employe of
                                                                                                     'Yatertown.     He will be missed by hi,
                                                                                                      many friends on the division. The sym·
       CORPORATION
                                   the Milwaukee road for forty years and wa~
                                                      a fine man. Funeral April 11th, under aus­
                                                                                                      pathy of the entire division is with hi,
     122      So.    Michigan Ave., Chicago
                                                      pices of ,Vauwatosa Lodge No. 267, F. and
                                                                                                      bereaved family.
                                                                                                        Heard the road master lining up wor}.;
                                                     A. M. Interment Pinelawn cemetery.               trains recently which means that spring i,
                                                        It is reported at the roundhouse office       here, so get out your garden tools and gel
                                                      that second trick foreman Joseph J. (Sun­      set for the spring planting.
   DELIlCACIES FOR THE TABLE
             Sp6cialti68
                                                      shine) O'Connor and family will visit the
                                                      New Yorl< World's Fair during Mr. O'Con­                               •
                                                     nor's vacation next SUmll1er.                                   1&0 Notes
                                                       Boilermaker Wm. Barry is all smiles and
   Butter, Eggs, Cheese, Poultry,
                   has been since the second weel< in JI'Iarch
                                                                                                                       G. W. Dttna.ven
                                                                                                            Eare sorry to report the death of ou,
   Game, Fruits and Vegetables
                      on account of a new grandson who arrived
                                                     at his daughter's horne in Milwaul<ee.
                                                                                                     W      ol[lest conductor on the I&D Divisior.
                                                                                                       On April 2nd, George W. Bryan, age "
     E. A. AARON & BROS.
                            (Heil Hitler.)
                                                       Yardman John C. Dineen has moved                years, while returning horne from a sho~
               CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
                                                                      suffered a heart attack and died a fe'


                                                                            _-­
                                                     from Port 'Washington, ,Visconsin, to
                                                     Thiensville. Wisconsin, where he can see          minutes later. Mr. Bryan retired two year·
                                                     the Chippewa go by.                               ago, after a 58-year perfect record as
                                                                                                       conductor on the I&D Division. He finish"
rod on engine at the coal shed Jllarch 16th,                        --   ......                        his last run on Christmas day, 1036, a1.
l!"):HL                                               La Crosse and River Division,
                   had been living at McGregor, Ia., sin·:
  On March 22nd the Milwaul<ee papers had                                                              then. ,Ve extend our sympathy to tho,
a fine picture of engineer and illrs. Ellis                   I<irst District
                         left to mourn his death.
F. Ellis, who recently celebrated their 55th                            Scoop                            W. C. Buirge, r&D conductor, retir­
v..'edding anniversary.        Congratulations.          HE manv friends of conductor Mike             March 29th, after 42 years service on t
  Engineer Michael Lyons returned to Mil­
waukee March 24th, he being the first of
                                                     T   "IcQueeney "'11l be sorry to learn of hIS     r&D Division. We all wish Mr. Buir_
                                                                                                     . many years ahead in which to enjoy ;-_
                                                     death which occurred at his horne in Port­
the Milwaukee road winter colony in Cali­            age just before Easter. He had been in           vacation, which he has well earned in        ~
fornia to return. He expects to be fol­              failing' health for some time and the end        past H years of service on the I&D Di­
lowed by some of lhe older members as                was hastened by a fall sustained about           sion. Don't forget to call On us once
800n as the weather gets warm in good old            three weeks ago in which he suffered a           a while, "Tilliam.
\Visconsin. He has a very fine picture of            broken hip. Mike was one of the real old           ,Ye extend our sympathy to conduc'

Twenty-eight
      Bar! Bruns and family in the loss of iiiI'.      to Ml'. .Jone~ in tile loss of his mother.
      Bruns' mother, who passed a way lIIa rch         Mr. A. Bothmer is acting agent in Mr.
      25th at Mr. Bruns' home after a long ill­        Jones' absence.
      ness. A sister of 1\1r. Bruns' who li\'~:S in      Du Ii:e ;If oore, ch ief ja ni tor, "lason Ci ty
      Los Angeles made a record trip from Los          roundhouse,    is in   line   for a   life saving
      Angeles to Mason Cit~·.     The trip from        medal. 'While out flshing with a friend, the
      there to Kansas City was made by plane,          friend's line got snagged, an,l while trying
      and the Rock Island's Rocket, Kansa~ City        to get it loose, he fell in the swift boiling
      to Mason City, maldng the trip in 15    hour~    '-.-ater below the dam.     Dul<e jumped in
      and 50 minutes.                                  and after a heroic struggle fina:!y got him
         WAHNIKG      TO     ALL HOCSEWIVES:           to shore.    After rolling him over a beer
      lVII's. Geo. ,Yendt,   wife of engineer Geo.     keg they were using fer a chair to sit on
       vVendt. ,,,hile using some paint remover in     "'hile fishing. his friend came to, and out­
      a closed rOOm was overcome by the fumes          side of a good soaking- was none the worse
      from the paint remover. After calling the        for his experience. Dravo, Dul,€ .
       yardoffice for George to <;ome home as ~Ile       )[1'5. Marie Randall of the superintend­
      felt sicl" she passed out and George found       ent's office, has declared war on the cock­
      her on the floor. Anyone using paint re­         roaches in the office. Having- heen told of
'if   mover 01' painting should always lea ve win­     a  sure-fixe bug powder, highly recon1­
      dows or doors open so as to get plen ty of       mended by our smiling ticket cIerI<, Mrs.
      air.                                             Schultz, ~he hopes to sOOn have them all
          "'alter Strong, I&D engineer. wishes to      out of the officp. "'e have put up screens
      announce that he has gone into the boat          on our office doors and windows so they              This illustration was
      building business.     'Walter can build you     won't move in on us.                                 used in a Hamilton
      anything from the new Hia'",atha stream­            B. E. Jenning-s, ag'ent at Cylinder, and          odvertisementin The
      line runabouts to the hea,-y duty S-4-8-.J       his wife have returned from a honeymoon              Saturday Evening
      type barges.     All orders should be placed     trip to California. M.r. Jennings and Miss           Post as port of a
      through the chief clerk at the roundhouse.       !\rarion Clarry of Spencer were married re­          Notional campaign
          Mrs. Oscar Larson. n'ife of our car fore­    cently.   Having married a stenographer.             to impress the reli­
      man/ who had an operation, is reported as        ,,-rr. Jennings has a complete recorcl of            ability of railroad
      g'etting along fine, and we hope she will        their trip. For more information a bout the          travel on the people
      soon be well again.                              trip see Mr. Jennings.       CongTatulations,        of America.
          Al Zack; roundhouse electrician, has in­     foll<s, from all of us on the I&D.
      vented a nig'htcrawler trap to catch those
      large worms the fish Iike.-A piece of pipe                               •
                                                                Kansas City Division
      closed on one end and baited with cheese
      (the worms like cheese). Just put the pipe                         JC. llf. G.
      out on the la'wn at night, and next ITIOrn­
      ing the pipe is full of worms.
          Funeral services for the son of Fred
                                                       M    RS. C. H. McCI'um and daughter, Ann
                                                             Harvey, of Kansas       City. went  to         The Railroads'
                                                       ,Vaterto\Vn, ·Wis., On April 6 to spend
      Howard, bridge and building carpenter, of        BasteI' vacation.     On Easter Sunday the
      New Hampton, were held at few Hampton,           five months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
      'Yednesday, April 12th. '''Ie extend sym­
      pathy to Mr. Howard and family in the
                                                       "Clrich, little Gretchen Ulrich, was chris­
                                                       t"ned.   Mrs. "C1l"ich is also a daughter of
                                                                                                                  "Guiding Hand"
      loss of their son and brother.                   engineer l\IcCrum.
          Ben Hopldns is back to work after spend­       The death of "11'>;. J. T. FalTell occurrerl
      ing a vacation and second hOneynlOOn trip
      to St. Petersburg, Fla.
                                                       on April 8 in her home at 225 N. 'O\'apello                          Keeps Accurate
                                                       street. Ottumwa.       The funcral service~
          The employes of the ~Iason Ci ty offices     were held the following ;\[onday ITIorning
      offer congratulations and best wislles to        and burial in Ottumn'a cemeten'.
      lVfrs. Ina C. Trewin on her recent appoint­        A heart attack wa~ the cause of the s11(l­
                                                                                                            THE MAN    who pulls the levers in the
      ment to the office of assistant secretary.       den death of Luther Richard~on, ~ection              signal tower knows the mess a half­
      'With hel' ability, cheerful disposition and     foreman at Gault. Missouri, on March 30.
      WiJ1ning ways, we bes})eal~ for ~Irs. Trewin     He had been in the employ of the company             minute mistake could cause. His accu­
      success, and wish her many years of hap­         for thirtY-fuul' '·earS.   Funeral was held
      piness in her new position.                      the follo;dng Sunda~' afternoon at Excel­            racy is a busy terminal's safeguard, ..
          Col. C. S. Pack, dispatcher. Mason Cit~·,    sior Springs but burial did not take place
      was in Austin. l\Iinn .. a fe\',r days helping   until ten o'clock i\roncla~, morning, April 3.       and he knows it. More likely than not, he
      Mr. M. T. Sken'es n-ith the rules examina­       'lue   to his son Earl of Los Angeles not
      tions.                                           an'lying until Sunday night.
                                                                                                            guarantees it by carrying a Hamilton.
          Joe Nemitz, agent at "entura, Ia., re­         Conductor R. E. Ruckman made a \'isit
       tired "farch 31st, after fony years' sen' ice   to the office of superintendent On April 10.
                                                                                                               Ever since Time'Inspectiori first came
      with the Milwaukee. The fish at the head         He and Mrs. Ruckman have made t1lf'ir                into American railroaders' lives, Ham­
      of the lake will have to 1001< out now as        home in Kansas City since the latter part
      Joe will have plenty of time to get them.        of January, as he is now concluctor on the           ilton Watches have timed the trains
          L. D. Jones, agent at Sanborn, la., is       Southwest Limited between Kansas City
      off duty for a few days account the death        and Davenport.                                       with split-minute accuracy, The ex­
      of his mother.      vVe extend our sympathy        The clistrict meeting of the Ladies'
                                                                                                            clusive Elinvar hairspring in every
                                                                                                            modern Hamilton consistently protects
                                                                                                            against inaccuracies caused by magnet­
                                                                                                            ism, moisture, extreme temperature


                   O          UR cars are heavily insulated and
                               maintained in a high state of.
                   repair. Carriers can· depend on this
                                                                                                            changes. Ask your watch inspector to
                                                                                                            show you the railroaders' Hamilton­
                                                                                                            handsomeModellO-today. HAMILTON
                                                                                                            WATCH COMPANY, LANCASTER, PENNA.


                   equipment to protect them against                                                               Every Hamilton Railroad Watch is

                                                                                                                   Factory Sealed for Your Protection

                   claims due to lading damage by heat
                   or cold
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                                                                                                                                              Twenty-nine
                                              THE TRADING POST

       The use of these columns is FREE to ,members of the MILWAUKEE ROAD family who have personal
       property to exchange or sell. Ads must reach the Editor not later than the 15th of the month. Your name and
                           the department for which you work must be sent in on a separate slip.

       MUSIC AS YOU DESIRE IT!                                ANTIQUES WANTED: Colored glass­                                         TO SELL OR TRADE: Kodak Retina
  For Dancing-Parties-Gatherings of                         ware and furniture.      Descrjbe articles                          miniature camera; has an excellent, fast
all sorts. Latest type Cabinet Phono­                       fully, will also trade. Write A. D. Ceur­                           lens (f.3.6); Compur Rapid shutter, with
graph with eighteen selections of latest                    vorst, 110lh West 6th street, Daven­                                speeds ranging from 1 second to 1/500
recordings.  Your choice of records.                        port, Iowa.                                                         second.   Also a fine tan leather caSe.
Playing continuously or    occasionally.                                                                                        portrait attachment and green filter.
For rent by the day or week.                                  FOR SALE: Pomeranian puppies, ped­                                Original cost when purchased 18 months
  For information write or phone (eve­                      Igreed stock, three (3) months old. PrIce                           ago was $70.00.   Will sell at a great
nings only) H. Smith, 2306 N. Lawn­                         $15.      For   information    write   Or   phone                   sacrifice.            Telephone MULberry 2064 In
dale Avenue, Chicago. Phone Bel. 4135.                      Henry F. Ko-retke. 17II W. Belle Plaine                             Chicago, after 6 p. m.
                                                            Ave.. Chicago.        Diversey 2062.
  BOARDER WANTED-Just south of                                                                                                        25c BUYS a 1939 premium coin cata.­
Bensenville,  Room,   Board, Washing,                         FOR SALE: 10 watt amplltler co_m­                                 log of U. S. coins. Fully illustrated.
Garage.    Private  Family-Reasonable.                      plete,    tubes. speakers and      microphone.                      L. A. Youngblood, Prairie du Chien,
Address-Frank J. Schmidt. George St.                        Standard Job, $45. Henderson F. Baker,                              Wis.
near York, Bensenville. Ill.                                6916 Calumet Ave.. Chicago.     Phone
                                                            Wentworth 5558.
  FOR SALE: Remington lIIodel 9 port­                                                                                                 FOR           SALE       OR TRADE:         A      double
able   typewriter.          Practically new.        Very      TELEGRAPH            OPERATORS:            Again                  barreled shotgun, sixteen gauge, Ameri­
reasonable.           F.    L.    Costello.     %   Asst.    enjoy that firm grip.      Improve your                            can Arms make, for a camera.      Wrlte'
Supts.        Office, Sioux City, Ia.                        sending either ltey or "bug" 100 per                               and describe camera. Richard C. Stark.
                                                             cent with a wrist exerciser, the only                               6930 MediI! Ave., Chicago, Ill.
                                                             thing that will exercise and bring into
  IF YOU have any stamps or United
                          play the muscles used in sending. Cor­
States coins to sell or exchange. get in
                    rect balance and weight. Names satis­                                    FOR            SALE:      Furniture,      beds,     rug.,
touch with H. L. Lawrence, % Asst.
                         'fled users can be furnished. Price $1.00.                           stoves, radio, davenport and chair, din­
Supt. Terminals, Bensenville, Ill.
                          H. E. Wichmann, Stoughton, Wis.                                     Ing room suite, bed clothing, dishes,
                                                                                                                                 silver ware. This furniture is less than
                                                               GLADIOLUS BULBS: Can supply any                                   six years old; forced to sell account
  FOR SALE:                Safety    Adjustable Leg         recent introduction (of proven worth)                                sickness in family. T. F. Hyson, Sect.
Bands.    A newly perfected safety ar~
                     in limited quantities. Wholesale, retail                             Foreman, Doyleston, Wis.
tIcle. ?dade especially for railroad men
                   Hst, yours on request.   )''1ixed colors­
of all classes and other workers. It has
                   large bulbs. $1.25; medium size, 90c;
been approved frOln a safety standpoint
                    blooming size at 60c per 100 prepaid.
and endorsed by !\:Ir. L. J. Benson, As­
                   Honey as advertised previous Issues this                               FORD V-8 1932 Victoria Coupe; runs
sistant to the Chief Operating Officer of                   magazine, will still be available for a                              perfect, good paint, has 1934 Chrome
The Milwaukee Road.       T\oIanufactured
                  short time.  H. L. Wood, Twin Bluffs.                                wheels using 600-16 tire~. A real buy
and sold now at 25c a pair, or $2.60 per
                   Wisconsin.                                                           fnr onlv $80.00 cash. Nathan P. Abrams.
dozen.  For further Information, write
                                                                                          3751 W. Leland Ave., Chicago, Illinois.
Gust Bonde, 1023 Spruce St., Marinette.
                                                                                         'j   el.         Keystone     2580.
                                                              FOR SALE OR TRADE: Second hand
Wisconsin.
                                                 Victor adding machine, $26.00. E. W.
                                                            Voss. rellred agent. Mazomanie. Wis.                                       CANARIES                FOR      SALE:      Beautiful
  CHICKENS FOR SALE:                          Pure blood                                                                         birds, all sIngers. white, blue, cinnamon,
Pa rtrldge Cochins,              Cockerels,    and eggs                                                                          bright yellow. and burr.                      Priced right.
for    hatching.           Just the thing for the              FOR SALE: Omco 7 column non-reg­
                                                            istering adding        machine.    Good      condi­                  For further information write to Frank
city man.         Large and           heavy and      will                                                                        Bednarek, 2933 W. Nelson St., Chicago,
stay     in    pen.        Frank     D.   Florer,    1408    tl.on.    $10.00.     D.    Rundberg.      Retired
Locust Street, West Des Moines, Ia.                         Agent,      Yale,    Iowa.                                           III.



Auxiliary of B. of R. T. held at Galesburg,

                                                                                  ~'ONTENTS

Ill., on April 5 was attended by the fol­
lowing Milwaukee Railroad ladies of Ot­
tumwa:       Mesdames C. W. Riley, F. H.
Burto-n, C. Soots, Wm. Fry, W. F. Kapp.
M. L. McNerney, J. L. Rector and Wm. J.
Tee.      Mrs. Clara Bradley of Columbus,
Ohio. the grand presiden t, attended the                                                                                                                                                 Page
meeting and 21 lodges were represented.
    Conductor C. H. Deam was off duty for                    On the Olympic Highway .. , . ,                                                         -.,                  Front Cover
over one week account of being ill with in­
 fluenza, returned to work in the early
part of April.                                               About Traffic Tips                             ,                                                    H. A. Scandrett               3
     Mr. and Mrs. James VI'. "'ooley and son,
James, Jr., departed on April 7 for Bea­                     The New York World's Fair.                                                                                                        3
 trice, Nebr., to spend Easter in the home
 of their son, John F. '''ooley.                             The Service Clubs                                  .                                                                              5
     The A.A.U. basketball tournament held in
 Thermopolis, Wyo., in the early part of                                                                                                                                                       5
 March, was attended by W. M. Smith and                      Trainload of Autos ...
 wife of Ottumwa, who at the time were
 visi ting the brother of Mr. Smith, in Ther­                The Retirement List ..                                                                                                              6
 mopolis. En route home spent several days
 with mother and sister of Mr. Smith and                     An Interesting Anniversary                                ,              , . , .. ,                           ,            , ..     7

  three days in Omaha with another brother
 and wife.                                                   Taxes: How You Can Help.,                                      ,                 ,           '        0, G, Edwards                  7

     Son of Harry Pauias. fire knocker at
 'Vest Yard, was a patient at the St. Jo­
  seph hospital in March. The son of Ross                     Completes Sixty Years of Service                              . .............................                                       8

  Caster, engineer, underwent a mastoid op­
  eration, and the youngest son of Ralph                      Arthur S. Dudley-Obituary.,."."                                                                 ,·.·,,·,                            8

  Replogle, engineer, was in the St. Joseph
  hospital ill with pneumonia during March.                   Enthusiasm .. ,                                       , .',                 ,           ,. ,             ,J. T. Gillick             9

     Understand the Service Clubs, recentiy
  organized on the division, are having en­                   Danish Royalty Rides the HIAWATHA                                                      ,,                                           9

   thusiastic meetings and next month we
  will give some detailed information con­                                                                                                                                                     10

  cerning the progress being made by the                      The Agricultural and Colonization Department.
   various clubs.
      Mrs. F. L. Lapham, wife of flreman, had                 Accident Prevention , .. , .. ,.,., .. , .. , .. ,., - , .                                                                       11

   her gall bladder removed on March 10; was
   in the St. Joseph hospital for one weel< and               The Milwaukee Employes Pension ·Association ...                                                                                  12

   is recovering at home on North Benton
   street, Ottumwa.                                           The Milwaukee RR. Women's Club                                    , .,                                                           14

      Conductor J. R. Houston returned to
  work early part of March, having been off                                                                                                                                                    17

   duty two weeks on account .of illness.                     On the Steel Trail .. , .... , .... , .. -                              ,
  Thirty
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           DEEP VEIIN                                                             WE SPECIALIZE
              AND                                                                      IN
       BLACKHAWK COALS                                                         STOKER PREPARATIONS

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  SAFETY Requirements                                                             BLATCHFORD CORPORATION
DEMAND the Best                    PROTECTION
                                       80 E. JACKSON BLVD.
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                                                                                 RAIL JOINTS
      LAKESIDE
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                                      FRICTION
                                                      WESTINGHOUSE
                                                      DRAFT GEARS
                                                                                    Reformed to meet .peclllcation.
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 general transportation ser-
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 ways maintained without
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