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Bethlehem Steel basketball trophy

On Wednesday evening, May 8th, at the Foremen's meeting, General Superintendent Mr. R.A. Lewis will present the victorious shooters with the handsome silver cup pictured above. The trophy will remain in the possession of the winners until won by some other departmental team.

The Saucon's line-up was as follows: W. Miller and Caton, forwards; Solte, centre; Smullen and H. Miller, guards.

 

GUN CLUB

Trapshooters, take notice! A new line of recreation for "Uncle Charlie's'' employees has just been started, to be known as the Bethlehem Steel Company Gun Club.

A ground has been assigned for this purpose, near the Minsi Trail Bridge ( North Side). The opening shoot will he held Saturday, May 11th, at 2 p.m.

For full information concerning the Gun Club, consult H.E. Grube, Printery; Morris Vogenitz, No. 2 Shop; Dallas W. Schaffer, Labor and Safety Department.

 

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assist the employees of the Railroad Company, but, as above stated, eventually result in still better accommodations. Any suggestions or criticisms you have to offer for the betterment of the service will be cheerfully received by a representative of the Safety Department, who will arrange to call them to the attention of the General Traffic Manager.

Freight. — It is needless to state to any of our men that their co-operation is necessary more especially at this time on account of the country being at war. One of the most serious questions this Company will have to face is transportation of its freight, which is necessary to supply the Army and various manufacturing plants which are now overtaxed. Our men can accomplish a great deal toward this end by individual effort in unloading cars at the earliest possible moment, reporting cars to the proper authorities immediately after unloading, saving shifts and transportation whenever possible, and above all being careful not to abuse the equipment or cargo. It is needless to say that a machine broken or a car delayed means additional unnecessary labor and delays to both Railroads and the Plants.

 

ROOMS, BOARD AND ROOM HOUSES,
FLATS AND APARTMENTS FOR RENT

Apply at Employment Office of the Bureau of Labor and Safety and your wants will be cheerfully looked after.

 

LEARN THIS

Hoo-ray — Hoo-ray,
U.S.A. — U.S.A.
Hoo-ray — Hoo-ray,
U.S.A. — U.S.A.
Bethlehem Steel.
Bethlehem Steel.
Bethlehem Steel.

 

A preventable accident is a disgrace to the foreman in whose gang it happens.

 


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FOREMEN'S MEETINGS

MEETING, APRIL 18TH

The foremen's meeting, held in the High School Auditorium, on Friday evening, April 18th, was a very successful and worth-while event. A big attendance greeted the speakers, and all were feeling in a patriotic mood, having listened to a fine concert by OUR band and had joined in the singing of war songs led by Major C. L. T. Edwards, of the Boosters.

The first announcement of this works bulletin was made on that evening by Mr. Fonda, and the Editor responded in a few words.

The following is an extract from the very interesting account of the meeting as recorded by "The Bethlehem Times":

General Superintendent Roy A. Lewis reviewed shop conditions and urged the foremen to explain to the boys under them that production is essential for the winning of the war. "We owe it to Uncle Sam and the boys at the front," he said, "It is no hardship for men to work 10 5-12 hours when we consider the sacrifices that our soldiers are making, Give everything yon have in you and help the Allies and the boys in the trenches."

Mayor Johnston began his remarks by paying a compliment to Cheer Leader Edwards, and then to the foremen, whom he referred to as a bright, cheery, industrious lot. "This is a serious gathering, and is composed of serious men. Lincoln once said, 'he who does not aid his country or who is not for his country, that country is better off without him.' No words convey a greater truth." He referred to the aid necessary in this world conflict, and said that what was needed to defeat the Hun was energetic, dominating action, which is characteristic of the American. "How can it be done? By every man in the country becoming a patriot and putting every inch of vim, personality, and energy into his work. Any man who fails in this is not a patriot." He predicted defeat for the Hun when patriots were willing to sacrifice personal interest and use greater energy. The German accomplishments are not only due to the men at the front but to the men at home as well. Let the men in the trenches feel that those at home are supporting them and, having this confidence they will do their best. God forbid that our American boys should not have the same support that our forefathers had. We can beat the Hun only by outstripping the work, which the German people at home do. Nobody can fight like an American; but nobody can fight without proper support and loyal co-operation at home. In the crucial period we never have been and never will be found wanting.

Mr. Clifford, who accompanied Mr. Story and Sergeant Major Smith, explained the duties of the Service Section of the United States Ship Board, which they represent. They consist of holding patriotic meetings in shipyards and industrial centers to speed up production, the idea being to make the men in the plants realize that they are soldiers equally as necessary as the boys who wear the khaki, because we've got to have guns and ammunition. In conclusion, he said: "Wake up, speed up, and work hard to beat the damnable Hun.”

Mr. Story stated that, after listening to the eloquent words of Mayor Johnston, he felt proud that he was an American, and added "Looking into your faces I know that there is not a man within sound of my voice who is not 100 per cent American." He said this sentiment prevailed in the regions that border on the gulf as well as North, East and West, and American people today have no use for any one who is not 100 percent American. "We, in the trenches, in the factories, and on the farms, have got to do our duty. Victory depends as much on us as on the boys in France.”

Mr. Story then pathetically told of the response of his only son, a boy of nineteen, to the call to the colors at the outbreak of the war and his pride when the boy proposed to go, but this was nothing, he said, to the pride displayed by the boy's mother, who said: "Go. If I had a hundred like you I'd tell them all to go and never come back until the Hun is conquered." Mr. Story referred to the hardships of the men in No Man's Land and the trenches who work 12 to 24 hours steadily. We are not Americans unless we are willing to make some sacrifices. An industrial army is necessary to win the war, as fifteen men are needed for each soldier to supply ammunition, food, etc. If we do our duty we will win the war. The only question is how quickly. We are in it to win if it takes 50 years and it depends on all doing their utmost night and day. He told of the great need of ships to transport men, food and supplies and impressed upon the audience the necessity of speed. "We've got to silence the voice of treason. We've got to silence the voice of the agitators in our midst and we've also got to silence the Hun. When you men return to work tomorrow work ten hours if you can instead of nine, if you can buy another Liberty Bond or two, do it in the name of God, country and patriotism and pledge anew your honor, your lives and fortunes for your country."

 

Under the Safety flag all men are allies.

 

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