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COMMUNICATION

Redington Plant, May 2, 1918.

My Dear Mr. Editor: I wish to make an earnest appeal to men especially of draft age who have been exempt on account of industrial reasons to join the Battalion for Home Defense of Bethlehem. We want you to be one of us. You need the exercise. It will do you good. We are not a strike-breaking organization, but we were joined to protect property and lives in case some foreign organized body would arise and make trouble and endanger the lives and property of our homes and your homes. Join now, fellows; we want men. Drill once a week. Lots of hikes, good times, rifle practice. Full equipment free. Next drills, May 8th, 15th, 22d, 29th.

SERG. ART SNELLER,
Company B.

 

LEONARD HALL

By the good graces of the Right Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, Leonard Hall has been turned over to the Bethlehem Steel Company for the accommodation of as many of its employees as can be housed there. At the present writing, the house is full of men who are thoroughly satisfied, and there is also a waiting list. We, who are living there are indeed thankful to the Bishop for giving us the opportunity of enjoying facilities such as the Hall affords, not to mention the influence with which the surroundings there will naturally bring us in contact. The house is open to any and all who care to visit us, and at various times social affairs will be announced at which good fellowship will be the paramount object. On Thursday evening, April 25th, a small informal dance was the program and everyone spent an enjoyable evening. The next of these events we expect to be on a much larger scale and we trust will be just as much of a success.

 

SUNSHINE

The invitation below is self-explanatory. The foremen and sub-foremen of the Saucon Plant get together every now and then and eat. Rather an odd time for a party, 8 a. m., but the spirit is there and the occasions are the real thing in good fellowship. Try to get invited to one of them.

The Sunshine Club Breakfast

The place, Saucona Hotel
The Time, 8 a.m. sharp
No excuse, except drafted by Uncle Sam

COMMITTEE.

 

TWENTY YEARS AGO

Ladies wore bustles.
Operations were rare.
Nobody swatted the fly.
Nobody had appendicitis.
Nobody wore white shoes.
Nobody sprayed orchards.
Cream was 5 cents a pint.
Most young men had "livery bills."
Cantaloupes were muskmelons.
You never heard of a "tin Lizzie."
Doctors wanted to see your tongue.
Milk shake was a favorite drink.
Nobody cared for the price of gasoline.
Farmers came to town for their mail.
The hired girl drew $1.50 a week.
The butcher "threw in" a chunk of liver.
Folks said pneumatic tires were a joke.
There were no sane Fourths, nor electric meters.
Strawstacks were burned instead of baled.
Publishing a country newspaper was not a business.
Jules Verne was the only convert to the submarine.
You stuck tubes in your ears to hear a phonograph and it cost a dime.
Pike County (Ill.) Republican.

 

A man tied his dog in the back yard so he wouldn't be injured — then he crossed a street in the middle of the block.

 


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BETHLEHEM STEEL BOOSTER ASSOCIATION

J.H. Costello

This is J. H. Costello, First Vice­President of the Booster Association. Looks like a booster, doesn't he? Well, the "Deacon" is always ready to help any good cause or lend a hand to anyone that needs it. There is no more popular boss in the Saucon Plant than J. H., and as manager of the ball club representing that division he has everybody with him. We asked him to write a few lines for this issue of the "Bulletin." Read it, boosters. Knockers, don't bother.

 

Bethlehem Men: Get behind this Booster idea and put athletics and war activities and other movements for the benefit of all the employees over the top. Every man who is proud to be connected with this company ought to have a membership card in the Booster Association. Not because of the fact that for $3 one can witness about $16 worth of athletics in a year, but because we should all show our appreciation of the opportunities and advantages we enjoy here and of the splendid athletic field given to us by the Company. Let's boost; don't knock.

Just a word about Saucon in the Inter-Department League race. Take a walk some day down to the Saucon and we will show you the flagpole from which the pennant will fly. Sounds like a boast, but we know we have the goods. Our nickname is "The Colts," and you know what that means. Let's go.

Yours boostingly,

J. H. COSTELLO.

 

RAILROADERS — CRANEMEN

Causes of Fatal Accidents, Bethlehem Plants Per Cent.
of Total Fatals by Causes, 1915, to May 1,1918

Hazard or Cause

Per cent.
of total
fatals.

Engine and Cars

19.33

Cranes

19.33

Explosions

13.45

Unsafe Places

8.40

Falling Bodies

7.57

Falls of Persons

6.72

Electricity

5.88

Burns

5.04

Machinery

5.04

Asphyxiation

3.36

Fooling

2.52

Heat Exhaustion

1.68

Infection

.84

Vehicles

.84

Total

100.00

 

Most of these serious accidents can be traced to carelessness, and from the above tabulation it is quite evident that the first two (2) cases shown can be greatly improved, and all employees having to do with the handling of engines, cars and also traveling cranes should make a special effort to protect themselves and their fellow-workmen from these unnecessary accidents.

 

If my foreman told me I was careless what would I do? Get mad?

 

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