Union Pacific Shop Bulletin p 6
6THE B U LLETINGLENNS FERRY LODGE NO. 3Ed. Sapron is one of the lucky boys who got a thirty day leave of absence. He is spending his time at Salmon, Idaho.Mrs. J. A. Burgner has returned home after a month's absence at Pax-ton, Neb. visiting friends.The stork visited the following homes during the month of April: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fransworth, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Poe. And they were all 7, 8, and 9 lb. boys.Happy Yelton our cannery necked pipe fitter has been elected on the eight o'clock committee.Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harding report the arrival of a new Cheverlet touring car.Mr. Hurbert Stumbaugh and son Johnnie spent the week-end at Ham-met, Idaho, riding the Street Cars and taking in the sights.Johnnie McGuill almost had a serious accident last Tuesday evening, when he tried to knock the switch engine off the track but owing to the fact that the Ford was much heavier than the engine they both escaped without injury. When you joy-ride keep your eyes on the road.Mr. Harry F. Campbell has resigned his office as Treasurer. And Mr. Dean Holt has been elected to fill the vacancy.J. G. Burgess, Correspondent,MARYSVILLE LODGE NO. 14Well Folks, let us introduce Blue Valley Lodge No. 14, to the Bulletin again.About a year ago last March, I believe, there was an article in the Bulletin from Marysville.But we are so proud of the cooperation we are getting from our supervisors that we just can't help letting others know about it.On April 24th, the subject of a trip to Hastings was mentioned to our Master Mechanic, Mr. Ellerbush, and he wanted to know how soon we could give him a date. The committee promised to let him know by that evening but failing to do so they mailed him a letter in regards as to how many would like to go. The letter going to his office about 9:30 a. m. At 11:00 a. m. same morning he reported to the Committee that he had arranged to have an extra coach coupled on to No. 3 for the shop employes and wives. Also he had arranged to have Mr. Rumsby, DistrictForeman of St. Joseph and Mr. Let-teral from St. Joseph to go with us and give us a little talk.The date set being May 2nd, of course most all of us were looking forward to that date as the big day. And let me say right here that it was not at all disappointing to any of us.It would take up too much room to tell what each one spoke about but, nevertheless we will state that each one received a glad hand. At the close of the talks Chairman Forgy called for three cheers for the officials of the St. Joseph and G. I. and he sure got a good response. Mr. Lang called for three more and they sure got it.Now fellow workmen, I am going to tell you a secret. Don't let Hastings know this, but if you want to go any place and have the men give you a glad hand, to a place that makes you feel at home, Hastings is sure one grand place to go. No kidding about it either.After the speaches Mr. Joe Lang of Hastings and Committee served Ice-Cream and cake which was sure great, then Mr. Chas. Wagner and Mrs. Whitbred of Marysville played a, few selections on the piano while the rest of us danced until 9:40 p. m., then, standing, we all sang America.At Marysville train time they all marched to the depot declaring to Hastings that we had the time of our lives.We ask you to show us a better bunch of officials than we have on the Central Division, if you can. Each one of them declared their willingness to help us make another excursion just as big a success as this one, and better if possible.Every man at Marysville that could possibly be spared had a chance to go, and believe me, they tell us they will take advantage of it the next, time.Also at Hastings, I believe there was only one man left on the works.Again I say three cheers for the officials of our great old railroad, The St. Joseph & G. I. U. P. System. FROM CHEYENNE— Just a few lines in regards to our baseball team here at Cheyenne shops, as the players are getting in trim for this season's games.I wish to announce that we have a number one baseball team and are now looking for games against any team on this Unit. In order to get games from Cheyenne shops write to the president of the baseball team,Mr. Hoxworth, care Paint Shop, and this gentleman will see to it at once that all dates are filled and some real baseball played. So get together boys and show us what you have at your point. We will go a step further into this proposition, we will arrange to have our band present at these games and I wish to assure you that you will hear a first class bunch of musicians under the direction of a well talented leader, Mr. Elic Jacobs, well known by all and to throw in another bargain, we shall add to this our bugle corps. So start something boys as we have everything that can be asked for.We also extend a hearty thanks to Mr. Barnett, our master-mechanic, and Mr. Cole, our superintendent of shops, for such good co-operation in forming the band, baseball team, and bugle corps.Co-operation has a very valuable meaning to us and at this shop we get just what it means. The members of the Shop Employes' Association give in return just what it means, without which either side would know not what to do. It has taken a long long time to get co-operation, at last we both have it and we are going to keep it. There never has been a more satisfied body of men on the Union Pacific and we trust in the Good Lord to help us continue to bring success to both the management and men on the Union Pacific railroad.If it is safety that the public want. "Ride the Union Pacific Way," as it is safe and comfortable and only employes of high standard serve you.F. J. CARDIFF,Correspondent.SELECTION Qualifications and Duties of a Foreman. The equipment of locomotives and cars together with the general track and other facilities are large factors in the making of a railroad, but the human element is an even greater force. The selection and training of a foreman for the railroad business is, therefore, a matter of the greatest importance. It requires careful consideration, keen thought and a thorough study by the one who has to make the selection. In the selection of a foreman, I would first demand a competent and thorough mechanic, familiar with each and every phase of the work over which he is to have supervision. He must know the game and know it well, to command the
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