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Report on the AFL-CIO Convention 2 

Predictions for the New Year 4 

The Little Girl Without a Face, An Appeal 5 

15th International Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest 7 

Carpentry Contestants 8 

Busy Day at the Contest 13 

Mill-Cabinet Contestants 14 

Millwright Contestants 16 

The Judges .. 1 9 

The Carpentry Training Conference 20 

The Four-Hour Written Test 21 

Job Corps Conference 22 

Election Day '82 to be Solidarity Day II 25 


Washington Report 

Ottawa Report 

Local Union News _. 

Apprenticeship and Training ____ 

Consumer Clipboard: Hypothermia 

Plane Gossip 

Service to the Brotherhood 






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In Memoriam 37 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

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Currigan Hall in downtown Den- 
ver, Colo., was the site of the 1981 
International Carpentry Apprentice- 
ship Contest, November 11 and 12. A 
vast exhibition center, able to hold 
major national and international con- 
ventions, the hall was marked off into 
48 20-foot squares, where, for two 
days, the state and provincial appren- 
ticeship champions performed their 
manipulative tests under the careful 
scrutiny of the judges. 

Millwrights and mill-cabinet ap- 
prentices performed their manual 
tasks on November 11, and the car- 
pentry contestants took on their proj- 
ects on November 12. 

Our cover picture, taken from a 
balcony of Currigan Hall, shows some 
of the carpenters completing their 
eight-hour project — a shed-like struc- 
ture, covered on two sides by textured 
siding, with two sides left exposed so 
that judges could inspect the framing. 
An air vent on the roof and composi- 
tion shingles completed the project. In 
addition, they had a form project to 

The carved figures shown at the 
lower left of the cover are the trophies 
for the first place winners. Standing 
approximately 18 inches high, they are 
from left to right, the carpentry 
trophy, the mill-cabinet trophy, and 
the millwright trophy. 

NOTE: Readers who would like copies 
of this cover unmarred by a mailing label 
may obtain them by sending 50t in coin 
to cover mailing costs to the Editor, The 
CARPENTER, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Printed in U. S. A. 


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-. labor Calls For Jobs And Economic Justice 

The AFL-CIO's 14ih Biennial Convention was also its Centennial Convention — commemorating one hundred years of struggle 
on behalf of the working population. Delegates filled the meeting hall in New York City for the anniversary event. 

AFL-CIO Centennial 
Convention sets 
the stage for more 
action in 7982 

The big labor federation of North 
America and the world — the AFL-CIO 
— marked its centennial in November 
at its I4th Biennial Convention in 
New York City. 

A total of 836 delegates from more 
than a hundred trade unions assem- 
bled in a time of recession and rising 
unemployment, and they immediately 
tackled the crucial issues before them. 
Our spokesmen were among those 
present and accounted for. 

Ably representing the United Broth- 
erhood at the sessions were 15 official 
delegates headed by General President 
William Konyha. (The complete list 
of delegates is contained in the picture 
caption at right.) 

Among the significant policy posi- 
tions taken by North American labor 
at the convention were the following: 

• The Federation called upon the 
federal government and private indus- 
try to do their utmost to provide the 
people with low- and middle-income 

• It urged the revival of emergency 
public works programs. 

• It called upon Congress to re- 
store public service jobs for workers 
unable to find jobs otherwise. 

The United Brotherhood's official delegates to the AFL-CIO Convention, shown above 
at a convention table, included General President William Konyha, First General 
Vice President Pat Campbell, Second General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen, 
General Secretary John Rogers, General Treasurer Charles Nichols, District Board 
Members Joseph Lia, Raymond Ginnetti, Anthony Ochocki, Harold E. Lewis, Leon 
W. Greene, Dean Sooter, Hal Morton, and M. B. Bryant: Robert Argentine, secretary 
of the Western Pennsylvania District Council, and Paul Miller, secretary of the 
Los Angeles, Calif., District Council. 

• It called for the establishment of 
a Reconstruction Finance Corporation, 
as was done under the Roosevelt Ad- 
ministration, to revitalize the economy 
with loans, loan guarantees, interest 
rate subsidies and targeted tax bene- 
fits for retooling and growth of basic 
industries, with special consideration 
for high unemployment areas. 

• It urged the placement of tem- 
porary restrictions on harmful imports 
to prevent added penetration of Amer- 
ican markets by foreign producers and 
further weakening of the nation's in- 
dustrial base. 

• The federal government was 
urged to use its credit control author- 
ity to offset tight money policy and ex- 
cessive interest rates and to channel 
funds into productive uses, including 
housing, and to stop unproductive 
credit flows that aggravate the eco- 
nomic situation with speculative ex- 
cesses and merger activities. 

• To raise revenue for these pro- 
grams and restore some equity in the 
tax system, the AFL-CIO proposed: 

• Limiting the individual income 
tax cuts for 1982 to $700 per tax- 


payer, roughly the amount sched- 
uled for those with incomes of 
$40,000 and over. 

• Cutting the 10% investment tax 
credit back to its original 7% 
level to preclude subsidizing the 
same firms and investments as 
does the huge new depreciation 

• Withdrawing oil windfall profits 
tax giveaways to wealthy oil roy- 
alty owners in the 1981 tax act. 

In contrast to this kind of program, 
the AFL-CIO said, "The Reagan Ad- 
ministration response to rising unem- 
ployment is to resurrect Herbert Hoo- 
ver's economic policies of 50 years 
ago with additional budget cuts that 
will further weaken demand, reduce 
output, and destroy more jobs. 

"The Administration's economic pol- 
icies," the resolution continued, "adds 
up to class warfare against the dis- 
advantaged, the poor and the working 
people of America. . . . These policies 
must be exposed, the damage mini- 
mized and the course reversed." 

Major programs to expand the ac- 
tivities and services of the AFL-CIO 
drew the support of the convention 
with its approval of a two-step increase 
in the federation's per capita payment 
to provide the necessary funds. Be- 
ginning this month, the monthly AFL- 
CIO per capita tax paid by the Broth- 
erhood and by other affiliates on their 
US membership increased from 190 
per member to 240. Starting with pay- 
ments for January, 1983, the payment 
will go up another 30, for a total of 

The AFL-CIO listed five areas of 
expanded activity: more involvement 
in public affairs through creation of 
an Institute for Public Affairs and a 
continuation of regional conferences, 
reaflfiliation with the International 
Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 
construction of a George Meany Me- 
morial Library and Archives, ex- 
panded political education programs, 
and continued cooperative organizing 
drives, like the one currently under- 
way in Houston, Texas. 

Delegates took time during the ses- 
sions to celebrate the first century of 
achievement for the Federation, since 
its birth as the Federation of Orga- 
nized Trades and Labor Unions in 
1881. An overriding theme of the con- 
vention was the determination to carry 
forward the new spirit of solidarity 
with policies and programs to spur 
union growth, preserve workers rights 
and deal with economic and political 
change in the years ahead. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland and 
Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Donahue 
wave for the cameras following their 
unanimous re-election to office. 

Former US Vice President Walter 
Mondale and Mrs. Mondale were 
convention guests. 

General President Konyha joins in the 
welcome for US Senator Ted Kennedy 
to the convention. 


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General Secretary Rogers talks with 
United Auto Workers President Douglas 
Frazer. The UAW re-affiliated with 
the AFL-CIO in 1981. 

General President Konyha accepts 
one of the three awards from ILPA 
President Jim Cesnik. 

Brotherhood Wins 
Broadcast Awards 

The International Labor Press As- 
sociation recently held its first Film 
and Broadcast competition, and the 
UBC emerged with three awards. 
Over 100 entries were submitted in 13 
categories that covered film, radio, 
filmstrip, and slideshow presentations. 
Judging was conducted by a varied 
group of independent judges selected 
from labor, media, and the field of 

The UBC received its highest honor 
in the television commercial category, 
where it received first place for its 
60-second spot "Building America's 
Future." The judges cited the com- 
mercial's creative scripting and the 
viewer appeal of the toll free "800" 
number. The spot was produced by 
the Washington, D.C. public relations 
firm Maurer, Fleisher, Anderson & 
Conway. The Brotherhood also re- 
ceived an award of honor for its radio 
commercial of the same theme "Build- 
ing America's Future." The radio spot 
was also produced by Maurer, Flei- 
sher, Anderson & Conway. 

In the film strip and slide show 
category, the Brotherhood received an 
award of merit for the Organizing 
Department's Audioscan presentation 
"Let's Get Organized." The narrated 
slide show was produced by Union 
Communications of St. Louis, Mo. 

The competition is designed to rec- 
ognize the achievements of the labor 
movement in the film and broadcast 
fields, and to encourage greater use of 
the media by labor organizations. 
Well-deserved special commendations 
went to the International Ladies Gar- 
ment Workers Union for the song 
that has benefited the entire labor 
movement, "Look For The Union 

JANUARY, 1982 

Predictions of Things to Come 
As We Enter an Uncertain 1982 

As battle-scarred 1981 recedes behind us, the new year, 
1982, stretches out unmarred before us. What's in store 
for 1982? Here are some predictions, projections, and 
changes from industry, labor and government sources: 

INTEREST RATES — Owens-Illinois Chairman Edwin D. 
Dodd's projections for 1982 have interest rates ranging 
from \37c to 25%. This is in keeping with the belief held 
by many economists that the drop in interest rates is 
likely to be slow, and may not last. Although analysts 
believe interest rates will be more stable in 1982 than last 

year, this obviously isn't saying much: 1981 rates ranged 
from 11% to21'/2%. 

MOBILE-HOME OUTLOOK — Good news for mobile home 
manufacturers — US domestic sales are expected to 
continue to improve after a depressed period experienced 
in the late seventies. For the 1981-1985 time period, 
manufacturers project a 13.3% annual increase. The 
largest increase in sales is expected in the Sunbelt and 
Pacific regions. 

SENIOR-CITIZEN OUTLOOK — Many supervisors are think- 
ing that older workers perform better than their younger 
colleagues. In a recent study, responses from 552 chief 
executives show 76% would likely hire someone over age 
50. According to an IRS ruling, employees staying on 
beyond normal retirement age are prohibited from receiv- 
ing increases in pensions for their service. But things may 
be different in 1982. In December, the Labor Department 
stated that starting January, 1982, certain retirees may 
work past retirement age without forfeiting benefits. 

SOLAR ENERGY — A new study of the solar energy market 
suggests that activity in this field will move in leaps and 
bounds during the next few years — in both Europe and 
the US. In Europe alone, by 1985 solar energy equip- 
ment shipments are expected to increase to over four 
times the 1980 rate of $142 million. The 203-page report 
by Frost & Sullivan Inc. forecasts a $3.2 billion solar 
equipment market by 1990. 

TAX PROSPECTS — And taxes will continue to be a major 
topic of contention in 1982. President Reagan now says 
that tax increases are not being completely ruled out, if 
these increases "wouldn't conflict with the stimulative 
nature of [his] economic plan." As a result of new tax 
laws, if both a husband and wife hold jobs, they can now 
shelter a total of $4,000 in individual retirement accounts, 
even if they have a retirement program at their place of 
employment. However, this seems only fair, since the 
additional tax paid by two working individuals if they are 
married has still not been completely eradicated for the 
1982 year. Says Treasury Secretary Regan, "We did the 
best we could." 

Father Donahue, left, accepts a por- 
trait of Jesus, "The Carpenter," from 
Dennis So»ka of Roman Inc. at the 
recent Brotherhood convention. 

Father Joe: 41 Years of Service to God and Man 

The Rev. Joseph L. Donahue, 76, 
chaplain of the Chicago Building 
Trades Council and the man who 
delivered the invocation to our recent 
34th General Convention and our 
Centennial Banquet, died of a heart 
aUack on December 7. He was 
stricken just before addressing a 
seminar of the Chicago District 
Council of Carpenters at the Holiday 
Inn in Oak Lawn, III. 

Affectionately known throughout 
the labor movement, as "Father Joe," 
the Rev. Donahue came from a trade 
union family. His father was a Boiler- 
maker, and he was himself an ap- 
prentice Lather and later a journey- 
man of Lathers Local 74, Chicago. It 
was during his work as a journeyman 

lather that he had the call to broader 
service to God and man as a priest. 

He was ordained in 1940, and he 
later earned a master of arts degree 
in social work and was a licensed 
social worker. 

In his lifetime, Father Donahue 
undoubtedly delivered more invoca- 
tions and addresses before trade union 
gatherings than any other clergyman 
in history. 

Father Donahue was among the first 
of his union of Lathers to support 
affiliation with the Brotherhood. When 
the affiliation was accomplished in 
1979, he said, "The Lathers will have 
a genuine trade union home by affilia- 
tion with the Carpenters, to whom 
Brotherhood is truly meaningful." 


Six-year-old Alice plays with a doll, feels 
the warmth of a fireplace, walks down a 
hospital corridor with her foster parents. 


Tennessee Member and Wife Struggle 
to Bring Joy to Handicapped Child 

Alice is a little six-year-old girl who 
does many things other little girls do. 

She takes her dollies out of their 
stroller, rearranges their dresses, and 
coos gently to them. When she is un- 
happy, she cries little girl tears. When 
she is happy, she sometimes sings 

She likes for some people to touch 
her naturally curly blond hair and tell 
her how pretty it is. 

"But not many people do that," says 
Nancy Cain, news editor of The Mary- 
ville Daily Times, Maryville, Tenn. 
"They may start to say something to 
Alice when they walk up behind her, 
but, if Alice turns around, they usually 
don't finish their sentence. 

"Some even scream. 

"One lady went into hysterics in a 
grocery store when she saw Alice. 
Other adults just stare briefly, and 
they won't look back. Children, a bit 
more direct, call her a monster." 

Alice, you see, was born with no 
face ... in a delivery room at the 
University of Tennessee Hospital on 
September 6, 1975. 

The Maryville news editor describes 
Alice's birth: 

"The atmosphere in the delivery 
room and in the intensive care nursery 

at the hospital, those who heard of the 
incident say, was one of shock, dismay 
and even revulsion. 

"Alice's condition is medically called 
bi-lateral cleft face. 

"But the words cannot convey the 
emotions any human feels, trained for 
years in medicine or not, when he or 
she sees a newborn child with no 

Where all her facial characteristics 
were supposed to be — eyes, nose, 
mouth — there were only holes opening 
into moist mucus membranes. A regu- 
lar-sized baby bottle could fit about 
three inches down into the hole where 
the mouth should be, and Alice nursed 
in this way as an infant. She had eye- 
lids, but they were on the sides of her 
face. There were no eyes beneath 
those lids. All her life, Alice will be 

Immediately after her birth, Alice 
was moved into the intensive care 
unit at the hospital, and it was there, 
30 minutes later, that the woman who 
was to become her foster mother al- 
most two years later first saw the little 
girl to whom she would devote her 

Mrs. Thelma Perkins, wife of Ray 
Perkins, a member of Local 50, Knox- 
ville, Tenn., was at that time a licensed 

practical nurse in the intensive care 
nursery, and she vividly remembers 
the trauma the baby Alice created in 
the nursery. 

"I remember I cried that any little 
baby would have to be born like that," 
she says. "It was hard to see all those 
perfectly formed little babies struggle 
for life and then die and then to look 
at Alice and see how well she was 

Alice got the hospital's most careful 
attention. Experts there began imme- 
diately to try to find ways to help 
Alice's mother and family cope with 
Alice's handicaps. Other agencies were 
called in to begin a long process of 
helping Alice — a process which will 
probably continue the rest of Alice's 

Alice, because she had no palate or 
mouth to speak of (the lower jaw was 
almost normal ) , had to be fed through 
a tube which was inserted in her face 
and carefully threaded into her esoph- 

The portion of her face through 
which she breathed had to be kept 
cleaned to keep down infections. 

But finally, Alice went home with 
her mother, an amazingly healthy 
baby for someone with no face. 

Mrs. Perkins missed her. For some 

JANUARY, 1982 

Raymond Thompson helps Alice put her 
money in a miniature church collection 

Mrs. Perkins walks Alice to a school bus in the early dawn. All photos are by 
Maryville-Alcoa Times Photographer Tillman Crane. 

reason, she had been immediately at- 
tracted to the baby which so many 
shunned. She had. after all, seen 1,400 
babies come through the nursery 
while she was there without forming 
an unusually close attachment to any 
of them. 

But Alice was different. She had 
often picked up Alice from her bassi- 
net and had rocked her ("She loved to 
be rocked."). 

Whenever Alice returned to the 
hospital's clinic for check-ups, Mrs. 
Perkins would accompany the doctors 
to the facility to see Alice again. 

She also kept up with Alice's mother 
and helped her as best she could to 
cope with the problems Alice pre- 

Alice did have problems. The tube 
was difficult to insert. Breathing prob- 
lems cropped up because she had no 
nose, nothing to help filter the air 
before it hit her lungs. 

Alice's mother finally decided that 
Alice would have a better life if she 
had someone else care for her. 

The Department of Human Services 
was one of the agencies which had 
helped Alice's mother from the first. 
Through its usual careful, slow-mov- 
ing, record-keeping routine, the de- 
partment assumed Alice as its own. 

With the blessing of Alice's mother, 
Mrs. Perkins and her husband, Ray- 
mond, came to care for Alice. 

Alice was 16 months old. The Per- 
kins' have been lovingly, valiantly 
serving as foster parents to the little 
girl since. 

Now six years old, Alice has had 1 1 
different surgeries to give her the 
semblance of a face. Thanks to plastic 
surgery, she now has a nose, gums, 
and some teeth in her upper mouth. 
She now has a palate and can chew, 
taste, and even smell. 

This has cost the state of Tennessee, 
through its Department of Human 
Services, well over $60,000. The re- 
maining surgeries would push costs 
over $300,000. 

But it is almost impossible to put a 
price tag on a little girl's face. Alice 
can survive with her face as it now 
appears. But the medical knowledge 

and facilities are available to make her 
look almost normal, if the funds can 
be found. It may take a dozen or more 
additional operations, and perhaps 
years to complete. 

General President William Konyha, 
deeply touched by Alice's plight, has 
decided to ask for donations from 
everyone of the 800,000 members of 
the Brotherhood. He asks that every 
member contribute at least a dollar to 
the cause of establishing Carpenters' 
Helping Hands, Inc., to provide funds 
for Alice and for other such projects. 
The coupon below can accompany 
your donation. 

Carpenters Helping Hands, Inc. 
1 01 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 2000? 

Yes, I want to provide funds {or Carpenters' Helping Hands, Inc. to assist 
Alice and provide help for others in need. Here's my cash, check or money 
order amounting fo $ . 




State or Province 





78 State and Provincial Champs Demonstrate Skills 
At 15th International Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest 

Three fourth-year apprentices — one 
from British Columbia, one from Colo- 
rado and one from California — won top 
honors in the trio of final competitions 
that marked the 15th Annual Apprentice- 
ship Contest. 

The three winners were 

• Carpenter: Daniel Halsey, Local 
1235, Turlock, Calif., employed by the 
Curtis Adams Construction Company. 

• Millcabinet: Edward Fisher, a mem- 
ber of Local 1328, Vancouver, B.C., em- 
ployed by J. R. Berganson Ltd. 

• Millwright: Floyd Allen Collier of 
Brinville, Colo., a member of Local 
2834, Denver. 

The winners, who competed for the 
top honors in the national contest held 
in Denver, November 8-13, were among 
78 finalists selected in state and provin- 
cial contests from among more than 
60,000 UBC apprentices. 

General President William Konyha 
congratulated the winners and all the 
contestants for "keeping alive the spirit 
of fine craftsmanship and the develop- 
ment of working skills which have al- 
ways held high priority in the Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners." 

First General Vice President Patrick 
Campbell, who has primary responsibil- 
ity for the apprenticeship training pro- 
gram, said: "This educational effort, 
which is financed by both the union and 
employers, is our way of preserving and 
improving skills in carpentry, cabinet 
work and millwright work for the coun- 
try's younger generation." 

The contest awards $9,500 in cash 
prizes, as well as trophies and plaques. 
Top prize winners each receive a hand- 
crafted wooden John R. Stevenson tro- 
phy. Their names will be inscribed on 
the Finley C. Allen trophy at the union's 
Washington headquarters. The carpentry 
champion also receives the Olav Boen 
Award, presented by the Seattle North- 
west Chapter of the Associated General 

The Grand Ballroom of the Denver Hilton Hotel was the setting for the Awards 
Banquet. Above, First General Vice President Patrick J. Campbell delivers the 
opening remarks to the gathering. 

A special Golden Hammer Award was 
presented to General Representative Ben 
Collins of El Paso, Tex., who has 
served the annual apprenticeship compe- 
tition as a coordinating judge or in some 
other capacity since the 1968 contest 
in Kansas City, Mo. 

Contestants in the final round under- 
went a four-hour written test. In addi- 
tion, they worked against the clock on 
manipulative projects, that demonstrate 
the skills they have learned as appren- 

As a joint labor-management effort, 
the contest is designed to focus attention 

First Vice President Patrick J. Campbell 
and General Secretary John S. Rogers 
discuss blueprint for carpentry manipu- 
lative project, displayed in Currigan Hall. 
A millwright manipulative project from 
the previous day's competition is on 
display in the foreground. 

on the training of apprentices and the 
contribution that they, as skilled crafts- 
people, make to the economies of the US 
and Canada. Sponsors of the contest are 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America, the Associated 
General Contractors, and the National 
Association of Home Builders. 

Among the Awards Banquet speakers, from left, below were: Master of Ceremonies William Pemberton of the AGC; Fifth 
District Board Member Leon Greene; A. James Gielissen, chairman of the state committee; Peter D. Herder, National Assn. of 
Home Builders; and Richard Pepper, Associated General Contractors. 

JANUARY, 1982 

A special section honoring the 78 
carpentry, mill-cabinet, and 
millwright contestants at the 
1981 competition in Denver, Colo., 
November 11,12,13. 

Carpentry Contestants 


First PiDCB Winner 



in his spare time, is 
restoring a 1966 Corvette 
convertible "from the 

ground up." He is single, 
and a member of Local 


1235 in Modesto. He 


would like to work into 

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supervision or contract- 

ing. He enjoys, as 
hobbies, riding motor- 

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cycles and skiing. He 
has worked for Curtis 

Adams Contraction Co. 

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and David L. Berry Con- 

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Secand Place Winner 



25, likes to race sprint 
cars in his spare time. 
He and his wife. Ginger, 
along with their five- 
year-old child, Bracken, 
live in Missoula, where 
he received his appren- 
ticeship instruction. He 
is employed with Sletten 
Construction in Great 
Falls. The Montana 
JATC sponsored him 
for the contest. 

Third Place Winner 




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MEIER of Winfield, 30, 


when he's not working at 


his trade, likes fly fishing. 


canoeing, and tennis. He 

is a member of Local 

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1370 and is currently 

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employed at Amrak 


Enterprises Ltd. in 

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Kelowna. He and his 


wife Lynley have two 


boys, Nathan, age 5, 

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and Adam, age 3. 


Fourth Place Winner 



29, is currently renovat- 
ing the home that he and 
his wife, Pat, and their 
six-month-old daughter. 
Heather, live in. He 
studied engineering for 
a short time at Temple 
University before enter- 
ing the apprenticeship 
program with Local 393 
in Camden; an uncle 
belongs to the Brother- 
hood in Boston. He likes 
to fish, water ski, and 
play Softball. 

Fifth Place Winner 



26, says he's "into 
passive solar design and 
building." He is a mem- 
ber of Local 971, as is 
his brother, Gary, winner 
of the Nevada State 
Contest in 1975. He and 
his wife, Ula, live with 
their son, Harry, in 
Reno. He has future 
plans of becoming a 






a member, along with 
his father Roscoe, of 
Local 103, is finishing 
his apprenticeship train- 
ing at Brossfield and 
Gorris. He is married 
to Debra and has one 
child, Lisa. When not 
involved in carpentry, 
he spends much of his 
time riding and showing 
his horses. 



would like to design and 
fabricate agriculture 
equipment. He is a 
member of Local 1089, 
and received his train- 
ing from the Central 
Area Arizona Joint 
Apprenticeship Training 
Committee. He is mar- 
ried to Brenda, and 
aspires to construction 
management, and com- 
pleting a degree in inter- 
disciplinary engineering. 
He lives in Glendale 
and has attended Phoenix 
College and Glendale 
Community College, 


a member of Local 576, 
of which his deceased 
grandfather was also a 
member, was sponsored 
by the Arkansas Dis- 
trict Council of Car- 
penters. He would like to 
become a general fore- 
man, and be involved in 
constructing a building 
"that will be a monument 
for my family to look 
back upon." He would 
also like to build his own 
home for himself and his 
wife Debbie. He has 
constructed most of the 
furniture in his home. 



along with his father-in- 
law Manuel Rodriguez 
and brother-in-law 
Jerome Alvarez, is a 
member of Local 2249. 
He is finishing his 
apprenticeship training 
at Sharp Construction 
Co. He would like "very 
much" to build his own 
house for his wife Julie 
Ann, and their 2 Vi -year- 
old son. Earl James. He 
trained in Denver and 
lives in Thornton. 



would like to "work 
hard," and do some 
traveling before settling 
down. He is single, and 
he and his father, 
Anthony, are both 
members of Local 24. He 
would like to build his 
own house, and "loves 
friends, motorcycle 
riding, traveling, and 
girls . . . but not in that 
order." He trained at Eli 
Whitney and has worked 
for Tomlinson, Hawley 
& Patterson. 


27, was sponsored by, 
and is a member of. 
Local 626. He received 
his apprenticeship train- 
ing at Delcastle Technical 
Vocational School. He 
and his wife Sheila were 
expecting a baby in 
December, and he 
aspires to buying some 
land and building his 
own house. 


26, says his hobbies are 
basically all carpentry- 
related. He Hkes building 
his own tables, lamps, 
and other furniture, and 
would like to build his 
own house. He is a mem- 
ber of Local 132. He 
describes himself as 
"single, almost married" 
to Annite Mindte. He 
attended high school in 
Annapolis, Md., and is 
employed by C. J. 



25, has many interests, 
including the collection 
of carpentry tools and 
running in cross country 
and road races. He is a 
foreman with the Walsh 
Construction Company, 
and would like to pro- 
gress into higher super- 
visory positions. A mem- 
ber of Local 283, he is 
also interested in teach- 
ing in the apprenticeship 
program. Some day, he 
hopes to buy land, and 
build his wife Sherry 
and baby, Jessica, a 

JANUARY, 1982 






28, would like to start 
his own remodeling 
business. Obtaining his 
apprenticeship training 
at Maui Community 
College, he and his 
brother Michael, are 
both members of Local 
745. His wife's name is 
Elsie, and he enjoys 
fishing and jazz music. 
He has worked for S. 
Hiyakumoto and Bruce 
Matson, Inc. 



27, is a member of Local 
141, and lives with his 
wife, Stephanie, and 
three-year old son, 
Christopher Lawrence, 
in Moline. He received 
his apprenticeship train- 
ing from the Rock Island 
J. A. C, and at Jim 
Manning Construction 
and R. A. Hillebrand & 
Son. He would like to 
open his own wood shop. 



27, designed the home 
that he is currently 
building for himself and 
his wife Debra. He is a 
member of Local 413, 
along with four other 
family members: his 
father Byron, Sr., and 
three brothers, Byron, 
Jr., V. Douglas, and 
Jeffrey. He is currently 
working for Gibson- 
Lewis, Inc. in Mishawaka. 



28, and his wife, Cheryll, 
at the time of the con- 
test, were expecting their 
second child "any day". 
His four-year-old son's 
name is Danny. He was 
sponsored by, and is 
a member of. Local 106 
of Des Moines. His future 
plans, in his own words, 
are to "keep pounding 
nails." His employer is 
Breiholz Construction Co. 




21, of Mayfield has 
recently purchased some 
land upon (or should it 
be within?) which he 
plans to build a semi- 
underground home for 
himself and his wife 
Cindy; plans include use 
of passive solar energy 
and alternate heat. A 
member of Local 2049, 
he has a family history 
of membership in the 
local union: his deceased 
grandfather Thomas, his 
father Gaylon, his uncle 
Donald Hargrove, and 
his cousin Joe Dowdy. 
He is a deacon at Clarks 
River Baptist Church, 
and enjoys basketball, 
Softball, and singing. 


COLOMB, 27, recently 
bought a house that he 
plans to remodel. He 
and his wife Kim have 
one child, a two-month- 
girl named Casey. A 
member of Local 1098 
in Baton Rouge, he is 
employed by Taylor- 
Samaha Construction. 
He enjoys cars, hunting, 
and fishing. 






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33, built his own house 
for himself and his wife 
Jill at Monroe, Me. He 
is a member of Local 
621, in Bangor, and is 
employed at H. P. 
Cummings. He has 
thoughts of someday 
opening a millwork 
shop. He was the oldest 
of the contestants in the 
1981 competition. 



27, and his brother, 
Anthony, are both fourth- 
year apprentices with 
Local 101 in Baltimore. 
He and his wife Ruth 
have two children — 
Jamie, age 10, and 
Helen, age 1. He has 
worked with different 
companies during his 
apprenticeship training, 
and says he just enjoys 
"working with tools." 
Employers have included 
H. C. Berk Co., Cummin- 
Hart, and Stofflet and 





of Berkley has dreams of 
building his own house 
for his wife Carol Anne, 
and himself. He is a 
member of Local 1305, 
as is his cousin, Larry 
Perreault. For hobbies, 
he scuba dives and rides 
horses with his wife. He 
would like to some day 
by a superintendant on 
the job; he has worked 
as an acting super- 
intendant for three weeks 
on one job. He works 
for Cape Cod Lathe 
and Plaster Co. • 



21, enjoys a variety of 
outdoor activities — hunt- 
ing, fishing, canoeing, 
camping, archery, and 
skiing. He is a bachelor 
and a member of Local 
335 in Grand Rapids. 
His father. Dale, is also 
a member of the same 
local. He aspires to a 
management position. 
He has worked for 
C-Way Construction, 
Fennel Marine Inc., and 
Ungersinger and Morse 
Construction Co. 



27, a three-year veteran 
of the U.S. Army Corps 
of Engineers, would like 
to be involved in a man- 
agement position, pos- 
sibly in a wood products 
company. A member of 
Local 1644, he and his 
wife Michelle have two 
children; Thomas Robert, 
three years, and Brian 
Timothy, four months. 
He likes to hunt, trap 
shoot, and is interested 
in gun smithing. Ap- 
prenticeship training was 
in Minneapolis with the 
Twin Cities Joint Ap- 
prenticeship Committee. 
Before military service 
and since, Sandeen has 
worked for Ravenhorst 



24, an ex-football player 
for Mississippi State 
University, enjoys hunt- 
ing, fishing, and, most 
importantly, "being with 
my family." His nearby 
family includes his wife 
Cathy, and his father, 
Walter; both father and 
son are members of 
Local 1471. He would 
like to build a home and 
raise a family of his own. 



has future plans of 
obtaining a degree in 
architecture, and design- 
ing and building his own 
home. He's married to 
Sherry, and has two 
children, Thor, age 6, 
and Tara, age 3. A 
member of Local 1904, 
he was sponsored for the 
contest by the Missouri 
State Council. He is 
currently restoring an 
older home, and his 
favorite sport is frisbee — 
"game of the future." 
He received his training 
at the W. W. Hutton 
Training Center in 
Kansas City. 



is training with Local 
964 in the Rockland 
County area, and would 
like to one day be 
involved as an instructor 
in the apprenticeship 
training program. He is 
married to Lori, has a 
two-year-old girl, Alison, 
and another child "on 
the way." He has just 
recently completed the 
building of his own 
home, and he is employed 
by Fred L. Holt. 

JAVOREK, 24, enjoys 
restoring old houses and 
old cars. He is a member 
of Local 11, as is his 
uncle John. He is finish- 
ing up his apprenticeship 
studies at the Max Hayes 
Vocational School in 
Cleveland, and he is 
currently working on 
plans for a self-suflicient 
energy home for himself 
and his wife Teri. Em- 
ployers have included 
Gleeson Construction 
and Donley Construction 


LIPS, 27, lives with his 
wife Ila and five children 
in Sapulpa. He is a 
member of Local 943; 
his stepfather, Gunner 
Benson, is also a member 
of the same local. He is 
employed with Charles 
Self Construction in 
Tulsa, and would like 
to one day build his own 

JANUARY, 1982 



FORD, 27, is part of a 
Brotherhood family: he, 
his four brothers, and 
his father all belong to 
Pittsburgh area Local 
462. His wife's name is 
Jill. Currently employed 
with Vraco, he was 
looking forward to 
spending some time at 
one of his favorite 
sports: After the Denver 
contest, he was off to 
the ski slopes. 



belongs to Local 342, as 
does his brother Paul. 
He and his wife Luann 
live in Warwick. He is 
employed with Building 
Components in North 
Kingston, and hopes 
to work up to super- 
intendent status. He has 
won carpentry contests 
before, receiving a com- 
plete set of tools as an 
award in high school. 



lives with his wife Kathy 
in Maryville and enjoys 
working on fine furniture, 
particularly display 
cabinets. He is a member 
of Local 50; three of 
his uncles also belong to 
the same local. He 
obtained his apprentice- 
ship training in Knox- 
ville. He has recently 
finished remodeling his 
house, and now spends 
much of his spare time 
on a favorite hobby — 
restoring antique cars. 





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24, would like to own his 
own construction com- 
pany. He is single and a 
member of Local 213 in 
Houston. His father is 
also a member of Local 
213. He is finishing up his 
apprenticeship training 
at Marxen & Son, Inc. 



last year completed a 
home for his wife Jodi 
and himself. He is a 
member of Local 450. 
He is employed with 
Big "D" Construction, 
and would like to move 
into construction man- 
agement. His favorite 
application of his car- 
pentry skills is making 


HAM, JR., is a member 
of Local 1303 in Port 
Angeles. His contest 
sponsor was the Wash- 
ington State District 
Council. He is married 
with two children, a 21- 
month-old girl and a 6- 
month-old boy. He has 
obtained his apprentice- 
ship training at Peninsula 
College and a number 
of area construction 

LYCANS, 24, father of 
three with his wife Robin, 
has plans to build his 
own home. He, and his 
brother Jeffrey, are both 
members of Local 302. 
He is currently employed 
with National Engineer- 
ing. When not doing car- 
pentry work, he likes 
to race go-carts. He lives 
is Prichard. 


CHOFF, 24. has aspira- 
tions of owning his own 
building company. He is 
single and a member of 
Local 1741. His ap- 
prenticeship training has 
taken place primarily in 
the Milwaukee area, 
including employment 
with Stearns Construction 
and Hallmark Builders. 

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29, enjoys designing 
alternate energy homes 
and working on old cars. 
A member of Local 469, 
he and his wife Patricia 
have three children, ages 
six, four, and one, and 
live in Cheyenne. He is 
receiving his apprentice- 
ship training through the 
Wyoming JATC. Em- 
ployers has included 
Commonwealth Electric 
Co., Brand Insulation, 
Hensel Philens, Morrison 
— Knudson, and Centric. 



29, has plans to build his 
own house in the near 
future. He is a member 
of Local 1325, and is 
finishing his apprentice- 
ship with Cana Construc- 
tion Co. Ltd. He is 
married to Vivian. 



27, would like to build 
a house in the country 
some day. He is working 
on his apprenticeship 
training in the employ 
of P. C. L. Construction 
Ltd. He is a member of 
Local 343 in Winnipeg. 
He and his wife Donna 
have two children, and 
he enjoys playing soccer. 


EREERDEN has in his 

future plans traveling 
and starting his own 
company. He a member 
of Local 494, and cur- 
rently employed at 
Hofly Construction Co. 
Ltd. He and his wife 
Michelle live in Ontario. 
His hobbies are photog- 
raphy and building 



would like to build an 
"earth sheltered house." 
He is single and belongs 
to the same local as his 
father; Local 1805. He 
enjoys hunting, fishing, 
and looks forward to a 
future in the carpentry 
trade. His training was 
at Kelsey Institute in 
Saskatoon. Employers 
have been Smith Brothers 
and Wilson. 

at the 

Each contestant 
received a white 
windbreaker with 
the Brotherhood's 
centennial emblem 
on the back. 

Contestants unload their tools from buses at the contest site. 

Lumber neatly stacked as the manipulative test begins. 

Hundreds of vocational students witnessed the competition. 

JANUARY, 1982 




First Place Ulinner 


EDWARD FISHER, 24, a member of Local 1328 
is finishing his apprenticeship training with J. R. 
Bezanson. Ltd. He and his wife, Darlene, own 
their own home in Port Moody, His brother. 
Arthur, is also a Brotherhood member. Soccer is 
his favorite pastime. 


Second Place UJinner 


WILLIAM P. CASWELL, 27, is a member of 
Local 1694, along with his father, William B. He 
and his wife, Lynn Katherine, have one son, Brian, 
age 3, and they live in Fairfax, Va. For recreation, 
he works on his "pride and joy," a 1974 Porsche 
914, and attends S.C.C.A. sports car racing events. 
He has worked for Athol Woodworking and Lank 

Third Place Ulinner 


LUCA VALENTINO, 33. is completing his ap- 
prenticeship training with Theo. Amberg. He is a 
graduate of the City College of New York, with a 
degree in philosophy, and studied mill-cabinetry at 
the New York City District Council Labor Tech- 
nical College. He likes scuba diving, collecting and 
using old tools, and would like to one day be 
involved in making fine reproductions. He and his 
wife, Claudia, live in Flushing. 



21, was the youngest mill- 
cabinet apprentice com- 
peting in the contest. He 
is single and lives in San 
Rafael. A member of 
Local 42, he is finishing 
his apprenticeship train- 
ing in Mill Valley and 
at Smelmack Cabinets. 


GREG F. FISH, 24, a 

member of Local 1583, 
enjoys riding motor- 
cycles and collecting old 
tools, in addition to mak- 
ing cabinets. He received 
his apprenticeship train- 
ing in Denver. Married 
to Darva, he is em- 
ployed at G. K. Custom 

Coordinating Judge Dick 
Hutchinson, left, confers with 
VBC Technical Director Jim 




ARDI, 22, single, 
aspires to "further my 
learning in every way 
and to one day have a 
shop of my own." A high 
school award winner for 
advanced skills in con- 
struction and cabinet 
work, he enjoys boxing 
at an area gym and has 
considered "turning pro." 
His dream is to build his 
own house, from start 
to finish. He is employed 
by Eastern Woodwork 
Co. of West Haven. 


HOFER, 22, single, likes 
skiing, motorcycling, 
and working with wood. 
His father is also a cabi- 
net maker; they are both 
members of Local 1784. 
Trained at Washburn 
Trade School, his ap- 
prenticeship training has 
taken place at Imperial 
Woodwork company and 
Form Corporation. 



31, has the unusual 
hobby of raising bonsai, 
the miniature trees de- 
veloped in Japan. He 
also enjoys collecting 
tools, sailing, and skiing. 
He and his wife Denise 
have three children, in- 
cluding twins. He would 
like to build a home 
during the next two 
years, and "restore old 
landmarks that have 
been destroyed." 



26, would like to start 
his own cabinet making 
business. He and his 
father are members of 
Local 64. His wife's 
name is Robin. He en- 
joys working with wood, 
in addition to hunting, 
fishing, cooking, and 
playing basketball. 
Kister Wood Products is 
his employer. 



with his wife, Linda, 
would like to buy a 
house and start a family. 
He is completing his 
apprenticeship training at 
Knipp & Co. of Balti- 
more. He collects old 
tools, and enjoys build- 
ing and collecting clocks. 
He is a member of Local 



getting married next 
year and would like to 
start his own business. 
He has a father in Local 
325, a brother in Local 
15, and he is a member 
of Local 620. Sponsored 
by the New Jersey Ap- 
prentice Committee, he 
enjoys model railroading, 
furniture making, and 
toy making. He's em- 
ployed by North Jersey 


TOS, 25, when he's not 
working with wood, is 
acting, dancing, and 
entertaining; he has won 
national dance awards. 
He is interested in restor- 
ing houses and plans to 
get a degree in real 
estate. He is single and 
has aspirations of some- 
day building his own 
custom house. A member 
of Local 943, Randy 
lives in Tulsa. 


LESS, 25, and his wife, 
Freda, are the proud 
parents of a two-month- 
old baby boy, Joseph 
Michael. Both he and his 
father are members of 
Pittsburgh locals — Local 
1160 and Local 230 re- 
spectively. He is complet- 
ing his apprenticeship 
training at Fort Pitt 
Fixture and Custom 


VOODG, 24, would like 
to build his own house, 
using heavy timbers. 
Ideally, he would like to 
own and work on a 
small farm in the sum- 
mers with his wife, 
Nina, and spend the cold 
months making furni- 

ture. He plays classical 
guitar, and likes to hike 
and hunt. He is a mem- 
ber of Local 756 and 
lives in Bellingham. He 
attended Northern Ari- 
zona University for a 
time, and his employers 
have included Lummi 
Construction, Benner 
Corp., Trillium Corp., 
and Riverside Millwork. 

JANUARY, 1982 







First Place Ulinner 


FLOYD ALLAN COLLIER, 26. is obtaining his 
on-the-job training in Denver through employment 
with Westinghouse, Vanguard, Millwright Service 
Company, and Western Power Services, and other 
firms. He is a member of Local 2834. He and his 
wife Judy live in Broomfield with their 18-month 
old son. His hobbies are flying, hunting, gun- 
smithing, and fishing. 

Second Place Ulinner 


GARY LEE BREWER, 30, in addition to finishing 
his apprenticeship training as a member of Local 
2430, is also nearing completion of a business 
degree from Marshall University. He and his wife 
Kathy have three children, ages 7, 5, and 2. He 
has work experience with Union Boiler Co., 
Pittsburgh Bridge & Iron, and Echileon Corpora- 
tion. He looks forward to continuing his trade as a 
member of the Brotherhood and to continuing 
his work with Christian youth. 

Third Place UJinner 


STAN SHOWALTER is interested in becoming 
involved in the shipbuilding industry as a mill- 
wright. He, his wife Julie, and their son Edward 
live in Kansas City. He is a member of Local 1529 
His interests include hunting, racing motorcycles — 
he has been competing in semi-professional events 
for five years, and scouting — he achieved Eagle 



23, grew up in Page, 
Ariz., and would like to 
someday return to his 
childhood home to live 
at Lake Powell. He is a 
member of Local 1914, 
and he and his wife 
Cheryl and his daughter 
Maren Nicole currently 
live in Buckeye. He is 
employed with the 
Bechtel Power Corpora- 
tion. He likes to water 
ski, and would like to 
live in a self-contained 
underground home. He 
received his apprentice- 
ship training in Phoenix. 


STER, 31, is looking 
forward to a future as a 
millwright. He and his 
wife Susan live in Berke- 
ley where he has taken 
classes at the University 
of California. He is a 
member of Local 102 
and is finishing his train- 
ing with Boeing Airport 
Equipment. He enjoys 
woodworking and is 
interested in philosophy. 






23, would like to build a 
log cabin. He is a mem- 
ber of Local 1831. His 
father, William C. Blake, 
and brother, Jeff Blake, 
also belong to the same 
local. He and his wife, 
Tina, have a two-year- 
old son, Christopher 
Beau. In his spare time, 
he enjoys building and 
riding motorcycles, and 
playing guitar. 


DON, 22, has future 
plans to, as a millwright, 
"learn everything possi- 
ble about the trade." He 
is a member of Local 
144, as is his brother 
Ricky. He is employed 
with Brennan Southern 
Company in Atlanta. His 
wife's name is Nancy, 
and he lives in Marshall- 


25, is receiving hi& 
training at Washburne 
Trade School and with 
the Hunter Corporation. 
He is a member of Local 
1693, along with his 
father-in-law, Joseph 
Faisiang. He is married 
to Judy Marie. He cur- 
rently enjoys painting 
cars and water skiing, 
and would like to learn 
how to fly. 




30, is interested in some 
day building an under- 
ground home for his 
wife, Pam, and their 
two children. Heather 
and Leif. He is a mem- 
ber of Local 1043 in 
La Porte. His father, 
Edward, is also a mem- 
ber of 1043. He looks 
forward to a future in 
the trade. His hobbies 
are gunsmithing, gun 
collecting, stamp collect- 
ing and hunting. He has 
been employed by 
Morrison Construction 
and by Calumet Con- 


has future hopes of con- 
tinuing to e.xcel in the 
millwright trade. He is a 
member of Local 2209, 
and is currently em- 
ployed with Ziniz Inc. 
He and his wife Sherry 
are intending to start 
building a house soon, 
and plan on "doing 
most of the work our- 


29, is finishing up his 
apprenticeship training 
at Kalamazoo Valley 
Community College and 
McCormick Enterprises. 
He and his brother 
Robert are members of 
Local 2252 in Grand 
Rapids. He is single and 
enjoys hunting and 

Firsl Vice Presi- 
dent Pat Campbell 
is interviewed by a 
Denver television 
crew at the contest 



31, looks forward to 
excelling in his trade. 
He is a member of 
Local 548 in St. Paul, 
where he is also receiv- 
ing his apprenticeship 
training. He is employed 
with Rapistan Inc. 



enjoys collecting old 
tools and "all projects 
involving working with 
any precision tools." He 
is a member of Local 
1827 in Las Vegas, and 
lives near by with wife 
Sherry, and two children, 
James and Cassandra. A 
hobby of his is working 
on car and boat engines. 
He also enjoys water 
sports and plans to build 
his own home. He has 
worked for Rexnord, 
Jesco, CE, Catalytic, 
Swineston and Walberg, 
and Babcock Wilcox. 

JANUARY, 1982 








30. enjoys hunting, boat- 
ing, and working on 
stock cars. He is a mem- 
ber of Local 455, receiv- 
ing training at Somerset 
County Vocational 
Technical Institution 
and with the Campanella 
Construction Co, He and 
his wife Linda have two 
daughters, ages IVi and 
2 weeks, at the time of 
the contest. 



MARK CILLA, 26, and 

his wife, Joni, are cur- 
rently in the process of 
restoring their 60-year- 
old home. He is a mem- 
ber of Local 740, as is 
his father-in-law, Paul 
Scolaro. He is finishing 
his studies with the New 
York District Council 
Apprenticeship and 
Journeyman Retraining 
School and is employed 
with Bing Engineering of 
Chicago. He attended 
the University of Massa- 


23, of Portsmouth, is 
interested in moving for- 
ward in his trade and 
becoming more involved 
in the Brotherhood. He 
is single and a member 
of Local 1519. He is 
receiving his training at 
the Ashland Vocational 
School. He likes to work 
on cars and collect old 
tools, and he'd like to 
get more involved in the 
internal workings of the 



EASTERBY, 28, of 

Claremore, is in the 
process of building a 
home for his wife 
Debbie, himself, and his 
three girls. He is a 
member of Local 1015, 
training with Local 943 
in Tulsa. His employ- 
ment experience has 
been with J. A. Jones 
Construction and Austin 
Power Inc. He enjoys 
working with wood and 
playing billiards. He 
also rebuilds old pickup 

KURT KAHL, 28, says 
he'd like to be the first 
millwright on the moon. 
He attended Ohio Uni- 
versity before beginning 
his apprenticeship train- 
ing with Pittsburgh Local 
2235. He has done work 
for Westinghouse, Gen- 
eral Electric, and Adam- 
Stewart Erecting. He is 
single, and enjoys scuba 
diving, hunting, fishing, 
and skiing. 



LING, 26, has skills 
beyond millwrighting — 
he rebuilds old cars and 
Harley Davidson motor- 
cycles. He attended 
Memphis Area Voca- 
tional Technical School 
before beginning his 
millwright apprentice- 
ship. He is a member of 
Local 1357 in Memphis 
and is currently em- 
ployed with Millwright 
Service. His wife's name 
is Johanna. 

KUHLMAN, JR., 22, 

would like to continue to 
learn more about his 
craft, and eventually go 
into business for himself. 
He is single and a mem- 
ber of Local 2232 in 
Houston. He is finishing 
up his apprenticeship 
training with Mechan- 
ical Craftsmen Inc. He 
enjoys hunting, fishing, 
and most water sports. 
He attended the South- 
ern States A.pprentice- 
ship Conference in 
Atlanta, Ga., last July. 


WALD, 23, is interested 
in progressing to a 
supervisory position and 
pursuing the field of 
engineering. He is a 
member of Local 1699; 
his father and brother 
are members of Local 
1132 in Alpena, Mich, 
He has had employment 
experience with Boldt 
Construction, Wright- 
Schuchart-Harbor, Rust 
Engineering, and J. A. 
Jones. He is married to 
Christine. He enjoys 
hunting, fishing, skiing, 
and all types of sports. 





28, a member of Local 
1592, has three other 
family members in the 
Brotherhood: George 
Kidman, Local 1916, 
Hamilton, and David 
and John, both in Local 
1592, Sarnia. He is 
completing his appren- 
ticeship training at 
George Brown College in 
Toronto and is em- 
ployed with Comstock 
International. He is 
married to Mary; they 
have two sons, Willy and 
Jeffery. His hobbies 
include playing hockey, 
golf, and woodworking. 

Three judges con- 
sider the workman- 
ship of a millwright 
contestant who has 
completed his 
manipulative proj- 
ect. At far right are 
Judges John Pruitt 
of the UBC and 
Richard Hutchin- 
son of the AGC. 

JWVlK^ for the annual International Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest are 
drawn from labor and management alike. With blueprints, checklists, tape 
measures, pencils, and clipboards, they move about the contest site grading each 
contestant on a long list of items, using a point system and knowing the contestants 
only by their assigned contest numbers. The judges for the 1981 contest at Denver, 
Colo., are shown in the pictures above and below. 


— John Casinghino, fore- 
ground, briefs carpentry 
judges. From left: J. 
Natoli, management; 
Tom Parkinson, UBC; 
Wilbur Hays, UBC; J. F. 
Cross, UBC; Galen L. 
Frichie, management; and 
Bob Sawatzky, Poole 
Construction Co. 


JUDGES— i^oy/e Bran- 
non of the UBC Appren- 
ticeship and Training 
Department reviews con- 
test work with Mill- 
Cabinet Judges Frank 
Carlucci of Colonial 
Millwork, Inc.; Donald 
Reynolds, UBC; William 
Hanselman, Mechanics 
Planing Mill; and Jose 
Aparicio, UBC. 


JUDGES— Genera/ 
Representative Jim Hunt 
goes over the details of 
the millwright competi- 
tion with Judges Charles 
Duke of Duke & Duke 
Co.; Arthur Timmons, 
E. H. Hinds Co.; John 
Irvine, UBC; Walter 
Oliveira, UBC; Robert 
Rose, UBC; and Everett 
Holland, management. 

JANUARY, 1982 

First General Vice President Patrick J. Campbell keynotes the 
conference by urging continued strong parlicipalion in the 
PETS program. Among lite speakers at the opening session 
were Bob Patton, Coordinator. Oklahoma State Dept. of 
Vocational and Technical Education, left, and Duke Neilson, 
Associate General Contractors, Denver. Colo., second from 
left, with Technical Director Jim Tinkcom, third from left, 
introducing the guests. 

The Ballroom of the Denver Hilton Hotel 
was filled to capacity, as training instruc- 
tors, coordinators, and directors from all 
over North America assembled for this 
important conference. 

Art Led ford of the 
National Joint 
Committee was a 

Training Conference Discusses 
School Sites and Sessions 

In one of the largest gatherings of its kind, the 1981 
Carpentry Training Conference at Denver, Colo., Novem- 
ber 9 and 10, set the stage for busy apprenticeship and 
pre-apprenticeship programs in the new year. 

Participants heard reports on additional participation 
in PETS (Performance Evaluation Training System) by 
local joint committees. They considered the problems 
brought on by the federal government's budget cuts in 
manpower training, and they vowed to stabilize and 
strengthen the training system in spite of the economic 
hardships of the construction industry. 

Among the topics of the Denver conference were: 
Selecting a Training Facility, Scheduling Apprenticeship 
Training Sessions, Structuring a Pre-Apprenticeship Pro- 
gram, and Selection and Orientation of Apprenticeship 

Participants also viewed new slide series on lathing and 


A lOOlh Anniversary banner marked the 
occasion in the hotel vestibule. 

All of the contestunts in the 1981 contest, wearing special while jackets, were 
presented to the conference. 



Four-Hour Written Test Checks Craft Knowledge 

A four-hour written test 
adds points to a contest- 
ant's overall score at the 
annual International 
Carpentry Apprenticeship 
Contest. Smalt calcula- 
tors are permitted. 

Under the watchful eyes of judges, con- 
testants demonstrate their use of 
precision tools. 

Contestants are shown the proper use of 
a surveying transit before being tested 
on same. 

International Appeals Committee in Session 

The Brotherhood's Appeals Committee meets periodically at the General 
Offices in Washington, D.C., to consider problems brought before it. Its most 
recent session in November marked the final committee work for one member 
— Mario Alleva, business representative of the Miami, Fla., District Council, 
seated at right — who is retiring. Others shown from left, include: Anthony L. 
Ramos, secretary, of the California State Council, chairman; George Tichac, 
secretary, Indiana State Council; Tulio Miar, president, Local 2693, Port 
Arthur, Ont.; and George Laufenberger, president of the Central New Jersey 
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Informational Campaign 
At Ethan Allen Furniture 

"If you expect and pay for quality craftsmanship . . . Read 
this before you buy." So begins a leaflet now being distributed 
to Ethan Allen consumers by Brotherhood members. The 
leafletting was prompted by Ethan Allen's continued refusal 
to grant a decent collective bargaining agreement to furniture 
workers at the Company's Burnham, Maine plant. 

The employees have twice voted for representation by the 
UBC. But the Company has steadfastly refused to sign what 
the employees most want: a union agreement providing decent 
wages and working conditions. The workers first voted for the 
UBC in September 1979 and two months later, the National 
Labor Relations Board certified the UBC as the legal collec- 
tive bargaining representative. However, after a year of union 
efforts to secure an agreement, an attempt was made to de- 
certify the union in January of last year. Again, the Burnham 
workers voted in favor of the UBC, asking that Ethan Allen 
sit down at the bargaining table and sign an agreement pro- 
viding union wages and union conditions. Again, the Company 
refused. As a result, the UBC has initiated a national infor- 
mational campaign geared to consumers at Ethan Allen's 
retail furniture outlets throught out the U.S. 

The leaflet, now being distributed at Ethan Allen outlets, 

"There are signs that Ethan Allen Furniture, now a sub- 
sidiary of a diversified conglomerate called Interco, may no 
longer be concerned about maintaining the high quality 

skilled workforce that built the Ethan Allen reputation for 
craftsmanship. The bottom line is that Ethan Allen refuses 
to recognize the connection between retaining quality 
craftsmen and paying a decent wage. Is Ethan Allen willing 
to sacrifice its skilled craftsmen to keep its wages low?" 
The pamphlet concludes by soliciting support, and asking 
consumers to speak up to Ethan Allen management. 

For further information about the dispute and the UBC's 
efforts in support of the Burnham workers, contact the De- 
partment of Organization at the General Office. (Councils 
and Locals should not initiate action on their own.) 

UBC members picket Ethan Allen's corporate headquarters 
in Danbury, Connecticut. 

Job Corps Conference 
Reviews 1981 Training 

A conference of Brotherhood coordi- 
nators, instructors, and field representa- 
tives working with the US Job Corps 
assembled in Denver, Colo., in Novem- 
ber, to meet during the week of the 
International Carpentry Apprenticeship 
Contest. A total of 165 attended. 

Among the speakers, shown in the 
picture at left, were Millard Mitchell, 
assistant director of human resources pro- 
grams, USDA Forest Service; T. R. 
Delaney, manpower development special- 
ist. Forest Service; Doug Smalt, Job 
Corps specialist. Department of Interior; 
and Edward Pritchard, contracting offi- 
cer. Job Corps, Forest Service. Duane 
Sowers, Brotherhood manpower and 
training coordinator, is beyond the 

Registration is at lower left and a view 
of the participants is at lower right. 





The U.S. Department of Labor has designated 
seven additional areas in five states as labor 
surplus because of high unemployment. Employers 
in such areas are eligible for preference in obtain- 
ing federal procurement contracts. 

The additions, effective Nov. 1, 1981, through 
May 31, 1982, are in Alabama, California, Maine, 
Missouri, and Wisconsin. They bring the total 
number of current labor surplus areas to 1,122. 

The six new areas are: Alabama — Elmore and 
Tallapoosa counties; California — Ontario City in 
San Bernardino County; Maine — Androscoggin 
County; Missouri — Howell County; and Wisconsin 
— Clark County. 


John Van de Water's pro-management record 
was too strong even for the Republican-dominated 
Senate Labor Committee; so President Reagan's 
nominee for chairman of the National Labor Rela- 
tions Board was recently rejected by an 8-8 vote. 
The administration's defeat was decided by Senator 
Lowell Weicker (R.-Conn.), who joined seven 
Democrats in opposing confirmation. 

Efforts by Chairman Orrin Hatch (R.-Utah) to 
obtain a vote to move the nomination to the Senate 
floor — first without recommendation, and later 
with a negative recommendation — also were 


The US Social Security tax rose, this month, 
from 6.65% each for employer and employee to 
6.7%. At the same time, the amount of annual 
income to be taxed rose, as well. This year Social 
Security taxes will be taken from $32,400 of a wage 
earner's income, up from $29,700 last year. 

Under the law, the amount of income subject to 
the tax raises automatically each year with inflation. 
The combined effect of these increases in base and 
rate will be to lift the maximum Social Security tax 
this year by nearly 10%, or $195.75, to $2,170.80 
per wage earner. 


The AFL-CIO fund to help striking members of 
the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization 
and their families meet severe financial problems 
has pushed past the half-million-dollar mark as 
contributions from unions and individuals poured 
in from all over the country. 

As of October 6, the PATCO Family Fund had 
received $521,968, said Director Walter G. Davis 
of the AFL-CIO Dept. of Community Services, which 
sees disbursement of the funds. 

"We haven't turned anybody down," Davis said. 
So far, more than 300 claims have been approved 
and checks totaling over $150,000 mailed out. 
Hundreds of other applications for aid are being 
handled by the department's 275 community 
services representatives throughout the nation." 


Now comes word that medical school tuition is 
going up 25%. The bad news for would-be doctors 
— and their parents — comes from the Association 
of American Medical Colleges. Inflation and deep 
cuts in federal aid are blamed. 

According to the Association, a freshman medical 
student at Georgetown University in Washington, 
D.C. can expect to pay $23,990 a year. 


The Selective Service System peacetime registra- 
tion was resumed last year, and young men who 
reach their eighteenth birthday are still required 
by law to register with Selective Service at any U.S. 
post office. 

Registration is a simple process. Within 30 days 
of his birthday, a young man fills out a registration 
form which asks only for name, address, phone 
number, social security number, and date of birth. 

The purpose of registration is to have available 
on a computer the names of men born in 1960 
and later years, who could be contacted quickly if 
there ever were a national emergency and congress 
were to declare an induction. 

Peacetime registration will save the United States 
at least 4 weeks time in mobilizing its manpower 
in an emergency. This is especially important with 
today's all volunteer force. There are only 2 million 
men in the armed services today, but we would 
need many more men quickly should an emergency 
arise— for example, in World War II we had 10 to 
16 million men bearing arms depending upon the 
stage of the conflict. 

Registration and revitalization of the selective 
service do not signal a return to a draft. They are 
simply emergency preparedness measures. Presi- 
dent Reagan is firmly committed to making the all 
volunteer force a success, supporting incentives 
to recruit and retain volunteers. 

To date, nearly 6 million men have registered. 
Failure to register is a felony, punishable by a 
maximum penalty of a $10,000 fine and/or five 
years in prison. 

JANUARY, 1982 




More than 140,000 workers have lost their jobs 
in Canadian factories in the past three months and 
Roy Phillips, president of the Canadian Manufactur- 
ers Association, reports that the job prospects in 
industry aren't much better for the next three 
months. Manufacturers provide jobs for about one 
in every five Canadians. 

The industry has been reeling since September 
from the growing recession in the United States — 
which normally buys 20% of all Canadian manu- 
factured goods — and from the effect of high 
interest rates. 

Phillips said in an interview that Canadian com- 
panies laid off 85,000 in September, 25,000 in 
October and 30,000 in November as a result of a 
sharp drop in sales and a growth of inventories. In 
Ontario alone, the Ontario Ministry of Labor reports 
that 67 plants in the province — 34 of them in the 
Metro area — have already shut down and another 
89 have curtailed operations, leaving 15,561 em- 
ployees without a job or on layoffs longer than three 


Wage settlements in major collective agreements 
reached during the third quarter of 1981 produced 
average annual increases of 12.2%, the Ministry of 
Labor says. According to The Globe and Mail, the 
rate, which is after compounding, was up slightly 
from 12% in the second quarter and equal to the 
12.2% rate of the first quarter. 

The figures were based on 106 major settle- 
ments, each covering 500 or more employees. The 
approximately 1,000 major pacts monitored by the 
ministry account for about two million of the 3.5 
million organized workers under collective agree- 

In the latest quarter, 22 of the settlements had a 
one-year term, in which increases averaged 13.6%. 
About 63 had a two-year term, with increases 
averaging 13.4% in the first year and 12.8% in the 

second. Twenty-one had a three-year term, in which 
increases averaged 10.4% in the first year, 4.5% 
in the second year and 4.6% in the third year. 


Declining construction activity in Canada — 
particularly the drop in housing starts — is having a 
serious impact on national lumber production. 

"It's as simple a case as that," Canadian Lum- 
bermen's Association executive director Jake 
McCracken said. "The decline in housing starts is 
having a deadly impact because most of our lumber 
goes to the housing industry." 

Production at Canadian sawmills is down about 
33%, man-hours worked 30%, and some mills are 
now closed and shipping only from inventories. 

British Columbia's mills had 6,795 workers 
indefinitely laid off and were working 26% below 
"normal" levels. Prairie mills showed a 16% drop 
in manpower and a 21 % falloff in production levels. 
Eastern Canada had 4,850 laid-off workers — about 
35% of the normal workforce — and a 44% 
decline in production. 


Bank of Canada Governor Gerald Bouey is urging 
the Government and all Canadians not to give up 
the fight against inflation just because the economy 
is in a slump. Last month, he told an audience of 
Montreal businessmen that the economy is now 
nearing "the moment of truth" when inflation may 
be beaten. Alluding to the central bank's six-year 
tight money policy, that Bouey claims has not been 
tough enough, Bouey stated: "What I hope is that 
the people will respond to the forces in the market._ 
And that they not insist on wage demands that put 
them and other people out of work." However, 
Bouey himself recently received a 10% salary 


According to a new book on occupational health 
and safety in Canada, Assault on the Worker, as 
many as two in three on-the-job "accidents" are 
caused by unsafe and illegal working conditions. 
"The violation of safety and health standards or the 
failure to establish adequate safety standards is a 
premeditated and conscious choice between capital 
expenses and business profits," contend the 
authors. Sociologist Charles Reasons, Journalist 
Louis Ross, and Lawyer Craig Paterson. 

And Canadian establishments do not fare well: 
international statistics indicate that, on a per capita 
basis, five times more Canadians than Americans 
are killed in manufacturing "accidents," and six 
times as many in construction "accidents." In fact, 
the third leading cause of death in Canada is 
occupational hazards, surpassed only by heart 
disease and cancer. 



Election Day 1982 Is Targeted 
By Labor As Solidarity Day II 

The AFL-CIO resolved to follow up 
on the massive September 1 9 Solidarity 
Day demonstration through "mobiliza- 
tion for another Solidarity Day on 
November 2, 1982," the date of 
elections for congressional, state and 
local offices. 

On November 2, designated Solidar- 
ity Day II, "the labor movement and 
its allies must march to the polls to 
elect a Congress that will reverse the 
disastrous policies of the Reagan Ad- 
ministration and restore humane 
government to the American people," 
the AFL-CIO declared. 

Speaking for the resolution before 
its approval by delegate acclamation, 
Machinists' President William Winpis- 
inger declared that the September 19 
protest in Washington was "just the 
beginning of a new day in American 
trade union history; just the beginning 
of a trade union offensive to turn 
the country around; the beginning of 
the end of Ronald Reagan's regressive 
raw deal; the beginning of the end of 
our own defensive posturing in the 
trenches of public esteem and opinion." 

Continuing, Winpisinger said "Soli- 
darity Day was the beginning of a 
message to our government, to our 
employers, and to all of corporate 
America to call off their anti-union 
dogs, that it was the beginning of the 
end of their divide-and- conquer tac- 

"We said that Solidarity Day was 
a message to the politicians of what- 
ever political spot or stripe, gypsy 
moth or boll weevil, right-wing zealot 
or left-wing snob, true Democrat or 

"Couldn't you at least take off your 
safety equipment when you come 
to bed?' 

true Republican, that we were going 
to start writing some of the rules to 
conduct the nation's business," said 

"Above all else," said the Machin- 
ists' chief, "we said that Sohdarity Day 
was the beginning of a renewed dedica- 
tion to the principle and a regeneration 
of zeal in the house of labor." 

Also speaking for the resolution, 
William H. Wynn, president of the 
Food and Commercial Workers, said 
of the September 19 protest, "We re- 
quest of this convention that our re- 
spective membership continue the de- 
monstration in the streets of New 
York, in the streets of Boston, in the 
streets of Detroit, in the streets of Los 
Angeles, in the streets of San Francisco, 
and in every area of this country 
where we can assemble our members 
and our friends." 

Communications Workers President 
Glenn Watts, who also spoke for the 
resolution, said the outcome of the 
1982 and 1984 elections will be very 
favorable "with the kind of advanced 
preparation that we engaged in to bring 
about the successful Solidarity Day in 
1981." (PAI) 

P&G Soap Products 
on Boycott List 

The AFL-CIO Union Label and Serv- 
ice Trades Department has removed Dal- 
Tex Optical Company from the "Do 
Not Buy" list and is supporting recently 
launched consumer boycotts against New 
Galax Mirror Company of Virginia, and 
Procter & Gamble soap products. 

The Procter & Gamble soap products 
are manufactured in Kansas City, Kansas, 
by members of the United Steelworkers 
of America, who have been unsuccess- 
fully attempting to negotiate a first con- 
tract for more than a year. 

The products include the powder 
detergents, TIDE, CHEER, OXYDOL 
and BOLD; the bar soaps, ZEST, CA- 
MAY and IVORY; and the liquid deter- 
gents, IVORY, JOY and DAWN. 

New Galax Mirror's products are sold 
by retailers in 12 Eastern and Mid- 
western States. Since September 2, 1981, 
the 65 members of the United Furniture 
Workers of America" have been on strike 
for a first contract. 

The UL&STD took the actions in re- 
sponse to resolutions adopted by the 
AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in 
New York City recently prior to the 
opening of the AFL-CIO's 14th Biennial 

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a longtime friend of the United Brotherhood. He was recently presented a memento 
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gathered at the entrance. The Council formerly leased offices from Local 213 at 
2600 Hamilton St., until its purchase of the new headquarters last summer. 


The mayors of three communities in 
the area served by Local 1176, Fargo, 
North Dakota, recently issued proclama- 
tions commending the United Brother- 
hood on its centennial anniversary. 

The three public officials assembled 
with Local 1 176 President Dennis J. 
Streifel for a picture. Shown, from left, 
are IVest Fargo, N.D., Mayor Clayton A. 
Lodoen, Moorhead, Minn., Mayor Morris 
L. Lanning, Fargo, N.D., Mayor Jon G. 
Lindgren, and Local President Streifel. 

In his proclamation, Fargo Mayor 
Lindgren said, "Testimonials abound in 
this city to the dedication of the members 
of this union to excellence in public and 
private endeavor." 

Happy Birthday, 
Arthur J. Stedt 

Last month, on December 2, 1981, 
Brotherhood member Arthur J. Stedt 
celebrated his 100th birthday. Of Swedish 
ancestry, Stedt ar- 
rived in the US in 
1900, and joined 
the Brotherhood in 
San Francisco. He 
then moved to 
Minneapolis to be- 
come a member of 
Local 7, the local 
that he has re- 
mained a member 
of to this day. A 
great, great grandfather, Stedt is proud 
of his American citizenship. Arthur J. 
Stedt, we salute you! 

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Council Formed to 
Lower Interest Rates 

The United Brotherhood has joined 
with several consumer, labor, business, 
and citizen action groups to form a 
national organization and fight for lower 
interest rates and reform the Federal 
Reserve Board. General President Wil- 
liam Konyha has represented the UBC in 
the early stages of the group's establish- 

Known as the National Council for 
Low Interest Rates, the coalition has an- 
nounced it will lead a campaign against 
high interest rates and reform Federal 
Reserve Board policies. It also will cam- 
paign to get more non-bankers on the 

"The Administration and the Congress 
have conspired to plunge us into eco- 
nomic chaos by recklessly cutting ex- 
penditures and taxes," said J. C. Turner, 
president of the Operating Engineers and 
chairman of the council. "Now we want 
them to apply some of that same zeal 
toward cutting interest rates so we can 
rescue this country financially." 

The council has two objectives. Turner 
said. The first is to pressure the Federal 
Reserve to make less money available for 
corporate takeovers, commodity specula- 
tion and condominium conversions and 
therefore more money and credit avail- 
able, at lower interest rates, for housing, 
construction and manufacturing. 

The second aim is to democratize the 
Board which, at present, he said, is con- 
trolled "by financial and academic types" 
whose "narrow viewpoints and experience 
have created the current unwise policies." 

High interest rates are keeping the 
construction industry depressed and have 
caused residential housing starts to 
dwindle to an annual rate of 918,000, 
half the 1978 rate. Nearly 10 months 
of 20% -range interest rates have dealt 
body blows to auto and auto parts manu- 
facturing, steel, iron, utilities and agri- 

Members of the council, besides the 
UBC, include representatives of the Na- 
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New York, United Auto Workers, AFL- 
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International Committees 
Schedule Events for 1982 

The National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Com- 
mittee and the International Contest Committee, both of 
which met in Denver, Colo., in November, have sched- 
uled a full array of activities for the coming year. 

Patrick J. Campbell, co-chairman of the National Joint 
Committee, has announced that a Mid-Year Training 
Conference will be held in St. Louis, Mo., April 19-22, at 
the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Registration cards for the 
conference should be ordered from the Apprenticeship 
and Training Department in Washington. 

Campbell noted that the St. Louis meeting is expected 
to be of special interest because the St. Louis Joint Com- 
mittee has one of the largest and most progressive PETS 
programs underway. A visit to the St. Louis Carpentry 
Training Center is planned during the conference. Con- 
ferees will be able to see a PETS program in action during 
a typical training day. 


National Joint Committee has firmed up plans for the 
1982 International Carpentry Apprenticeship Conference 
and Contest to be held in Baltimore, Md., September 
12-18. The Baltimore Hilton Hotel will be headquarters 
for the two events, and the contest will be held in the new 
Baltimore Convention Center. 

The Training Conference is set for September 13 and 
14; the contest for September 15 and 16; and the awards 
banquet for September 17. 

OTHER ACTIONS AT DENVER— The National Joint Com- 
mittee continued its study of ways to implement pre- 
apprenticeship training and to improve journeyman train- 
ing using the performance-based training material. 

The Contest Committee reviewed plans for the Balti- 
more gatherings next September. It paid special tribute to 
General Representative Ben Collins of El Paso, Tex., for 
his work on the committee and as coordinating judge for 
the annual contests. 

The National Joint Carpentry Apprenticeship anil Training 
Committee members include, for employers: Co-Chairman 
William Pcmherton, Marlin Grant, Lewis S. Kimball, Arthur 
Leclforcl, Hans Wachsmuth, Peter Johnson, and Secretary 
Christopher Engquist. For the UBC: Co-Chairman Patrick J. 
Campbell, Ollie Langhorst, Louis Basich, James F lores, James 
E. Tinkcom, and George E. Vest, Jr. Advisory members, not 
present for the picture, are Jean Berube and Bradford M. 

The liucnialionat Carpentry Apprenticeship Contest Com- 
mittee, clockwise, from left: Chairman James E. Tinkcom, 
UBC: James Flores, UBC: Hans Wachsmuth, Associated 
General Contractors: Bruce Campbell, employer: Arthur 
Ledford, AGC: Ben Collins, UBC: Secretary Richard Hutch- 
inson, employer, and Robert Lowes, UBC. Members of the 
committee not pictured include Marlin Grant, NAHB; and 
Malcolm Broxham, UBC. 

Apprentice Film 
Now Available 

"Skills to Build America." the 16nim 
movie made primarily at the 1980 Inter- 
national Carpentry Apprenticeship Con- 
test in Cleveland, O., and featuring the 
narration of the noted actor, E. G. 
Marshall, is now available for showings 
by local unions, district councils, and 
apprenticeship training schools. 

Shown for the first time at the 34th 
General Convention in Chicago, 111., last 
September, the movie stresses the im- 
portance of the four-year apprenticeship 
training program. 

For more information on how to ob- 
tain this film for local showings, contact 
the Brotherhood Apprenticeship and 

Training Department at the General Of- 
fice in Washington, D.C. 

ID Cards Issued 

To New Journeymen 

Journeyman identification cards will be 
issued to apprentices achieving journey- 
man status in 1982 and thereafter, the 
Apprenticeship and Training Department 
recently announced. The issuance of 
cards began January 1. 

The new ID cards will be issued auto- 
matically along with journeyman certifi- 
cates, as they are requested by each local 
union with whom an apprentice has been 

The cards will not be issued to appren- 
tices who completed training and gained 

journeyman status prior to December 
31, 1981. 

Job Corps Field 
Coordinator Retires 

Job Corps Field Coordinator Richard 
Q. Lewis, Jr., recently received a Golden 
Hammer Award in special recognition for 
his service to the Brotherhood. The 
award was presented to Lewis on the 
occasion of his retirement at a Basic 
Competency Workshop held in Las 
Vegas, Nev., last September. Lewis, who 
makes his home in Hopkinsville, Ky., 
began his work with the Job Corps in 
July, 1968, and will long be remembered 
for his dedicated and enthusiastic sup- 
port of training programs. 




Under laws administered by the US 
Consumer Products Safety Com- 
mission, an estimated 176 million 
potentially hazardous products have 
been called back from the market- 
place and consumers since 1973 
{when CPSC was created). Most of 
these were voluntarily recalled by 
manufacturers who established pro- 
grams to repair or replace the 
products, or to refund the purchase 
price. Recent actions include the 

RoEhuuBll model 8 
motorizeil Saius 

The Power Tool Division of 
Rockwell International, in coopera- 
tion with the U.S. Consumer Prod- 
uct Safety Commission, is volun- 
tarily conducting a repair program 
for approximately 70,000 Rockwell 
Model 8 Motorized Bench Saws 
which may have a defective switch. 

Rockwell urges owners of its 
Model 8 motorized saws (Catalog 
No. 31-205), manufactured prior 
to November, 1980, to discontinue 
using the saws until the switch has 
been replaced. 

Breakage of a tab within the 
switch mechanism may result in 
the saw's remaining in an "on" or 
a "temporary off" position, the 
saw can be caused to restart with 
a slight bump. Five reports of 
lacerations have been received by 

Saws with potentially defective 
switches can be identified by Serial 
Numbers that fall between LL-100 
through P-110 or between 80 A 
00000 through 81 C 02615. This 
problem does not affect saws 
manufactured since December, 
1980, which have a safety switch 
with removable toggle. The saws 
with the new safety switch have a 
"Type 11" designation stamped on 
the ends of the carton. 

Rockwell urges that owners take 
their Model 8 motorized saws to 
the nearest Rockwell Service Cen- 
ter for a switch replacement, free 
of charge. Rockwell Service Cen- 
ters are listed in the Yellow Pages 
Continued on Page 30 


Could Happen To You 

Hypothermia isn't exactly a house- 
hold word, but maybe it should be. 
Some experts now suspect it's the real 
killer behind many outdoor deaths 
blamed on drownings, heart attacks, 
falls and other accidents. Anyone 
heading into the outdoors would be 
wise to learn about it. 

Whenever the body's heat loss ex- 
ceeds heat production, hypothermia 
threatens. A relatively small decline in 
the body's internal temperature can 

Hypothermia is "a hazard for all 
seasons." It doesn't take extremes of 
cold for it to happen. Most cases occur 
in temperatures between thirty and 
fifty degrees Fahrenheit. Loss of body 
heat is greatly speeded by wind, wet- 
ness and especially both together. 

Since the brain's efficiency drops 
with body temperature, you may not 
be thinking clearly enough to recog- 
nize your danger and act. 

Prevention is your best defense. Key 
points authorities ' note include the 

Hunger, fatigue and alcohol are fac- 
tors which increase susceptibility. The 
"unfit" fatigue first. Eat properly be- 
fore outdoor sports. Bring adequate 
food with you, including high energy 
"trail snacks" (dried fruits, nuts, etc.). 

Important clothing considerations 

include insulation and protection 
against wind and wetness. 

Bring proper protective clothing, ex- 
perts urge. Hikers in particular should 
note that even in summer, weather 
can change with surprising speed in 
mountain areas. 

Dressing in layers slows heat loss by 
trapping air between clothing. Wool 
keeps more of its insulative value 
when wet than do cotton and synthet- 
ics. If hypothermia is a possibility, 
jeans are not advised. Denim, being 
relatively loose-woven, lets water in 
and heat out. 

The head has a particularly high 
rate of heat loss if unprotected. Bring 
good head covering that can keep 
yours warm and dry. Know hypo- 
thermia's symptoms and what emer- 
gency measures to take. Persistent 
shivering frequently means hypo- 
thermia is imminent. It should never 
be ignored. Neither should hunger, 
fatigue, faintness or signs of bad 

Don't hesitate to stop, seek shelter 
or turn back when the situation war- 
rants. Why try to "prove something" 
at the risk of losing your life? 

— (American Physical Fitness 
Research Institute {APFRl)) 



Corroding Uents on 
mobile Home Furnaces 

A program to repair as many as 
55,000 liquid propane and natural 
gas furnaces used in mobile homes 
is being conducted by the HOME 
Division of Lear Siegler, Inc., of 
Holland, Michigan. The model 
MMG "Miller"-brand gas furnaces 
may pose a risk of death or poison- 
ing by leaking carbon monoxide 
gas if portions of the vent system 

The firm, in voluntary coopera- 
tion with the U.S. Consumer Prod- 
Continued on Page 30 


The Model MMG "Miller" Gas 
Furnace with vent system prob- 

JANUARY, 1982 



Motorized Saws 

Continued from Page 29 

and in the Owner's Manual pack- 
aged with each machine. 

Rockwell also is making Switch 
Retrofit Kits available, with easy- 
to-follow instructions, for those 
owners who want to replace the 
switches themselves. Such kits can 
be ordered, free of charge, by 
writing to: 

Rockwell International 
Power Tool Division 
400 N. Lexington Avenue 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15208 
Attn: Customer Services Dept. 

Rockwell asks that an owner 
provide the serial number of the 
saw when requesting a Switch 
Retrofit Kit. Any questions regard- 
ing replacements can be directed 
to A. L. Larkin, Customer Services 
Manager at Rockwell's address. 

To verify any model numbers or 
other information on any of these 
corrective actions, consumers 
should call the CPSC toll-free Hot- 
line at 800-638-8326; in Maryland, 
call 800-492-8363; and in Alaska, 
Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin 
Islands, call 800-638-8333. A 
teletypewriter for the deaf is avail- 
able from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
EST. National (including Alaska 
and Hawaii) 800-638-8270. Mary- 
land residents only 800-492-8104. 

Mobile Home Furnaces 

Continued from Page 29 

uct Safety Commission, has agreed 
to replace the flue-pipe extension 
within the furnaces. 

Corrosion in the flue-pipe exten- 
sion and vent system may permit 
carbon monoxide gas to be emitted 
into the' living areas. CPSC has 
been informed of 19 deaths since 
1969 which have been associated 
with carbon monoxide leakage 
from the MMG model furnaces. 

Approximately 46,000 furnaces 
were manufactured from 1964 
through 1971, and an additional 
9,000 furnaces were converted to 
liquid propane or natural gas, al- 
though it is unlikely that all of the 
furnaces still are functional be- 
cause of their age. The furnaces 
were sold exclusively for use in 
mobile homes. 

Mobile home owners should 
check their gas furnaces for the 
presence of the "Miller" brand 
name on the top of the louvered 
door. Consumers then should iden- 
tify whether they possess an MMG 
model by opening the door and de- 
termining whether the large ver- 
tical pipe inside is approximately 
five inches across. If so, consumers 
should call the manufacturer's toll- 

free number at 1-800-253-3874 (in 
Michigan, call collect at 1-616-394- 
4326). The firm will arrange for 
free installation of a new flue-pipe 

Consumers who are uncertain 
whether they own an MMG model 
gas furnace after inspecting the in- 
terior pipe are encouraged to con- 
tact the manufacturer's toll-free 
number for assistance in identify- 
ing their furnace. 

CPSC also is reminding consum- 
ers that all gas furnaces require 
periodic inspections and mainte- 
nance by qualified personnel to de- 
tect such hazards as vent pipe cor- 
rosion. Consumers should contact 
their local heating contractor for 
suggestions on arranging such in- 


To verify any model numbers or 
other information on any of these 
corrective actions, consumers 
should call the CPSC toll-free Hot- 
line at 800-638-8326; in Maryland, 
call 800-492-8363; and m Alaska, 
Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the 
Vu-gm Islands, call 800-638-8333. 
A teletypewriter for the deaf is 
available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 
p.m. EST. National (including 
Alaska and Hawau) 800-638-8270. 
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FARMER: According to what you 
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— UTU News 



SONNY: Grandpa, it says here 
that there are 20 percent more 
women at age 75 than men. 

GRANDPA: At age 75, who cares? 



KIDS: Daddy, did you win? 

FATHER: Kids, in golf it doesn't 
matter so much if you win. But your 
father got to hit the ball more times 
than anyone else. 



HUNTER: Wow, I got that duck. 
How's that for a shot? 

PAL: Big deal. The fall would 
have killed him anyway. 


A young, newly elected justice of 
the peace wasn't always sure about 
local ordinances, so he often called 
his predecessor, now retired. 

One day a bootlegger was to be 
brought before him. Since he 
couldn't find a precedent to base 
the fine on, he called the old judge. 

"I've got a bootlegger coming up 
this morning. What should I give 
him?" he asked. 

"No more than $4 a quart," the 
old judge replied. "I never did." 

— Union Tabloid 



DOCTOR: You had a pretty close 
call. It's only your strong constitu- 
tion that pulled you through. 

PATIENT: Well, remember that 
when you make out your bill. 

—UTU News 


A Texas oilman went to the den- 
tist. "Perfect, perfect," said the 
dentist, "you don't need a thing 

"Oh, go ahead and drill any- 
way," said the oilman. "I feel lucky 

— Union Tabloid 


There was a young woman 

named Ruth 
Who could down a whole fifth 

of vermouth; 
She would drink without pause 
To a round of applause. 
Then burp in a manner uncouth! 
— Mrs. Thomas (Barbara D.' 
Local 36, Orkland, Calif. 


Husband: What happened to 
your head? 

WIFE: These are curlers. I set my 

HUSBAND: What time does it go 

— Union Tabloid 



Folks on welfare can write the 
darndest things. Here are some ex- 

"I want money as quick as I 
can get it. I have been in bed with 
the doctor for two weeks and he 
does not do me any good. If things 
don't improve, I will have to send 
for another doctor." 

"Mrs. Jones has not had any 
clothes for a year and has been 
visited by the clergy regularly." 

"I am very much annoyed to find 
you have branded my boy as illiter- 
ate as this is a dirty lie. I was mar- 
ried to his father a week before he 
was born." 

"I am glad to report that my hus- 
band who was reported missing is 

"Please find for certain if my 
husband is dead. The man I am 
now living with can't eat or do 
anything until he knows." 

"You have changed my little boy 
to a girl. Will this make any differ- 

"My husband got his project cut 
off two weeks ago and I haven't 
had any relief since." 

— J. H. Luebbers 

Local 1437, Compton, CA 

JANUARY, 1982 




A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 


On September 12, 1981, a family picnic and 
pin presentation ceremony was held by Local 
1159 in honor of the Brotherhood's 100th 
anniversary. Members receiving pins are 
shown in the accompanying picture. 

Front row, from left: 40-year member 
Delbert Fisher, 35-year member J. C. Roush, 
and 35-year member Robert Hunt. 

Back row, from left: President Joseph Hall, 
25-year member Lloyd Roach, 25-year member 
Robert Brewer, and 25-year member George 
"Shorty" Mayes. 


Waukegan, III. — Picture No. 1 

Waukegan, III. — Picture No. 2 



Local 448 recently held its annual pin 
presentation for members with 25 and more 
years of service. In addition, Past President 
Raymond Simms, shown in Picture No. 1, left, 
with President Edward Ellis, received a pin 
upon his retirement after 18 years as an 
officer of Local 448. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: President Ellis, Arnold Dahl, 
Wilbert Bolton, Richard McCole, and Norman 

Back row, from left: Norman Schreiber, 
Alvin Gillman, Fred Hicks, and Gerald 

Picture No. 3 shows 60-year member Toivo 
Hannula, left, receiving pin from President 
Ellis. Standing at left is 65-year member Karl 
Gouweter, awaiting the presentation of his 

-Picture No. 3 


Local 527 recently 
awarded service pins to 
members with 20-35 
years of service to the 
Brotherhood. Members 
receiving awards are 
shown in the accompany- 
ing picture, from left, as 
follows: Don Talkington, 
25-years; George Brown, 
25-years; Hans Plowens, 
20-years; Charlie Carter, 
president; Hans Berch- 
told, 20-years; Ed Stuck- 
enberg, 30-years; and 
Norm Jonston, 35-years. 

Nanaimo, B.C. 


Local 31 recently celebrated its 100th 
anniversary with a dinner dance and awards 
ceremony at Cedar Gardens. Second General 
Vice President Sigurd Lucassen was a special 
guest at the event. 

Awards were presented to Richard A. Smith 
for 75-years of membership; Amedio Panantine, 
Joseph Zenetti and Frank Renelt for 60-years 
of membership, and Arthur W. Hamer, Sr. 
and Michael L. Mark for 65-years of member- 

The following awards were presented for 
25-year membership: John Amadio, William R. 
Bailey, James R. Bevins, Henry Biancha, James 

Boyle, John Britton, William Burbidge, Charles 
Chianese, Samuel J. Christopher, John K. 
Cody, William J. Driver, Jr., Harry Dufficy, Jr., 
Bill Ewaskiewicz, Gerald Fawcett, Peter Fieri, 
Arthur Gessner, Robert Homko, and Lewis 

Additional members receiving awards are as 
follows: Walter Kaniauk, Edward Klemm, Joseph 
Leto, Joseph Mangone, Leo Nebbia, Ernest 
Palillo, Louis Santini, Harold Sargent, Charles 
W. Schaefer, Winfield Scott, Salvatore Sena- 
tore, Ernest G. Silagyi, Richard L. Stebbins, 
Edward A. Szeliga, Alfonso Tarangioli, Ernest 
J. Tessein, Patrick V. Treglia, Peter F. 
Wojnarski, and Stanley Zdanowicz. 


Robert Lamping, a 
40-year member 
of Local 1583, re- 
ceived his serice pin 
from Business Rep- 
resentative Keith 
Gushing at the local 
union's regular 
business meeting in 



Quincy, III. — Picture No. 1 

cTf*ga..Cfeiia' ^t-t^.r 

Quincy, III. — Picture No. 2 


Local 189 recently held a recognition dinner 
to honor members with 25 or more years of 
service to the Brotherhood. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25- and 30-year 
members, front row, from left: Curt Clapper, 
Bruce Solter, Art Lepper, Eugene Miller, 
Robert Lefringhouse, and Lowell McGlaughlin. 

Back row, from left: Andy Terwelp, Earl 
Mowen, Merle Sharnhorst, Business Agent 
Robert Strieker, Charles Heinze, East Central 
Illinois District Council Secretary-Treasurer 
Larry Mollett, Emmitt Steinway, Don Schmitt, 
and Joseph Altgilbers. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-, 40-, and 45-year 
members, front row, from left: Dave Howe, 
Wilbert Clinging, Lester Zwick, Raymond 
Eickelschutle, Joe FeicthI, and Dan Ohnemus. 

Back row, from left: Business Agent 
Strieker, Herman Steinkamp, Richard Hermann, 
Secretary-Treasurer Mollett, Claire Schone, 
Robert Waterkotte, Paul Hermann, and Grant 

Picture No. 3 shows 50-year members, from 
left; Business Representative Strieker, Ray- 
mond Brinkman, Robert Waterkotte, and 
Secretary-Treasurer Mollett. 

Picture No. 4 shows 
55-year members, 
from left: Business 
Strieper, Bernard 
Kemner, Herbert 
Kemner, and Secre- 
tary-Treasurer Mollett. 

Picture No. 5 shows 
60-year member Leo 

Quincy, III. — Picture No. 3 

Quincy, HI. — Picture No. 4 


Local 1128 President Lyie Allison recently 
had the honor of presenting a 70-year 
service pin to Clarence T. Brown. Brown, 
age 86, shown at right in the accompanying 
picture with President Allison, was initiated 
into Local 1128 on April 21, 1911. 

Quincy, III. 
Picture No. 5 

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On Your Hard Hat 

The Brotherhood Organizing Department 
has Hard Hat Pencil Clips like the one 
shown above available at 40<; each 
(singly or in quantity). The clips keep 
your marking pencils handy and they 
display in red and blue letters the fact 
that you're a member of the UBC. Each 
clip comes with a SVa" pencil stub 
already clipped in and ready to go. Just 
peel off the adhesive cover and apply 
the clip to your hard hat. 

Order a Hard Hat Pencil (G0406) as 
follows: Send 40<; in cash, check or 
money order to UBC Organizing Depart- 
ment, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Be sure to enclose your full name and 

JANUARY, 1982 


Sheffield, Ala.— Picture No. 1 







Sheffield, Alo. — Picture No. 3 

Sheffield, Ala.— Picture No. 2 


In honor of the Brotherhood's centennial, 
Local 109 held a barbeque and awards cere- 
mony for members and their families. The 
picnic took place in September at Spring 
Park. Special guest speakers at the event 
were Alabama Congressman Ronnie Flippo, 
and Georgia AFL-CIO President Herbert Mabry. 
General Representative R. H. Clay made the 

Picture No. 1 shows 45-year members, from 
left: General Representative Clay, Newt 
Peeden, G. R. Davis, Curtis Strickland, Dan 
Johnson, F. B. Ison, James Peeden, and John 

Picture No. 2, shows General Representa- 
tive Clay, left, presenting 60-year pin to 
Jack Hakola. 

Picture No. 3 shows attendees lining up for 
the barbeque; approximately 500 people 

N. Miami, Flo. — Picture No. 3 

N. Miami, Fla. — Picture No. 4 

lo. — Picture No. 5 


A pin presentation ceremony was held on 
July 2, 1981, for members of Local 1379. 
Miami District Council President Earnest 
Taylor awarded pins to deserving members. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Ed Kolakowski, E. K. Chandler, William 
Masters, President Taylor, Stephen Whaley, 
Ralph Woodward, and Gordon Webb. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: R. J. Beck, Ira Rosenblum, Erik Seffer, 
President Taylor, L. L. Albasi, James Rogers, 

John Kelly, and L. M. Jacob. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Charles Rosenblum, Walter Golembeski, 
Joe Richards, President Taylor, Johnny Lavin, 
and Paul Krull. 

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left: J. C. Ouzts, W. Kanwischer, H. Ashby, 
President Taylor, Robert Ross, F. Harrison, 
and Morris Zell. 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, from 
left: John Cathey, Lester Stewart, President 
Taylor, and A. Baldoni. 



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Jacksonville, Fla. — Picture No. 3 

Jacksonville, Fla. — Picture No. 4 

Jacksonville, Fla. — Picture No. 5 


At "Old Timer's Night" last July, Local 627 
awarded service pins to over 200 members, 
including a father and son, and five members 
of the same family. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, first 
row, from left: Carl Ferbrache, Arthur 
Derenthal, Tracy Clark, Elmo Busby, Ira 
Bratcher, James Allbritton, James Bennett, 
Bobby Bruner, John Dailey, D. W. Dix, Herman 

Second row, from left: Jim Zuber, William 
C. Williford, Hoyt Verner (30 year member), 
Earnest Spivey, Carl Shelton, Russell Rainer, 
Frank Lee, James R. Watson, Earl S. Huff, and 
Louis Toth, with Emcee James "Mickey" 
McClellan. Pins were presented by Earl Huff 
and Louis Toth. 

Honored members not present are as 
follows: Sam P. Anderson, James J. Beattie, 
Sam Booth, Claude Braddock, Laudric Brooks, 
Jesse W. Bryan III, Rodwell Crawley, Virgil 
Degolyer, William M. Graham, Windell Hall, 
Dan Hartman, Charles Haworth, William N. 
Hicks, John W. Jones, Sr., Ross I. Jones, 
Talmadge Leslie, James W. Lewis, James Lock- 
wood, Gordon S. Martin, George McClendon, 
John W. Moody, Robert J. Moore, Charles W. 
Morris, W. David Nettles, Kenneth Pittman, Bill 
Pollett, Morris Rushing, John F. Sperry, William 
A. Staats, William H. Turner, and L. M. Verner. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-years members, first 
row, from left: Ivan Beam, Quillie Carter, 
Lowell Crawford, John Holton, Jr., Homer 
Jordan, Bernard Malsky, Ray McCargo, Lannis 0. 
Smith, William Claud Turner, and Clarence 

Second row, from left: Tommy Thompson, 
Charlie C. Howell, and John Willett, with 
Emcee McClellan. Pins were presented by 
Tommy Thompson and Charlie C. Howell. 

Jacksonville, Fla. — Picture No. 6 

Jacksonville, Flo. — Picture No. 7 

Honored members not present are as follows: 
Marvin G. Austin, Robert Bassett, R. W. 
Bramlitt, Arthur L. Bruner, Marion E. Claypool, 
Theodore 0. Cook, Ralph Courson Ed "Dick" 
Covey, John P. Davis, Angus Dowling, Paul 
Faircloth, Robert Gibbs, Raiford Giles, Harry 
C. Gordon, Ed Harris, George W. Henderson, 
James B. Hollis, Paul Jenkins, John D. Jones, 
Jr., Locke H. Kale, William T. Key, Charles 
Kinard, Ed Le Blanc, Amos T. Lee, Hume G. Lee, 
Fritz H. L. Metts, Raiford Miller, ay Moon, Paul 
G. Morgan, John Morton, Lee M. Overby, Leroy 
Pacetti, Raymond Pickett, Lafayette Royal, T. 
B. Sapp, Fred Sicker, James H. Simmons, Ed 
A. Smith, Eugene F. Smith, John Smith, Joe 
Sparkman, Charles Starke, Jr., W. W. Sweat, 
James Tarrant, Lee R. Taylor, Hoyt Verner, 
Joseph C. Walker, James H. Walton, and E. J. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, first 
row, from left: John Ibach, George Holmes, 
James Hayhurst, J. D. Dawson, Leroy Bradley, 
H. C. Burney, Alex Cauley, H. H. Chitty, and 
Grady Mullis. 

Second row, from left: James M. Sides, 
Frank Smith, W. 0. Taylor, Herman Vaughn, 
Bert Walsingham, George W. Geiger, John Sea, 
and Homer Prescott. 

Honored members not present are as follows: 
John C. Barfield, Lamar F. Baughman, Melborn 
M. Baughman, E. C. Blume, Bruce Boger, 
Lorenzo Bradley, Valene Carter, Harold Davis, 
Marvin Davis, Harry Ervin, William M. Gafford, 
Jesse L. Grimsley, Jr., H. J. Harrison, Haywood 
L. Henderson, John T. Henry, Leon Jones, James 
R. Kennedy, Roy Kilburn, Ralph Lee, Leslie 
Moore, George G. Norton, Charles J. Pyatt, Sr., 
W. J. Rabb, John W. Rigdon, Miles S. Roberts, 
Burl Spooner, Robert E. Todd, John E. Williams, 
and Reid Wilson. Pins were presented by 
George W. Geiger and John H. Sea. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, first 
row, from left: Leroy Amy, Gene Andring, 
Anthony J. Autore, Dave Carrin, Roy Hart, S. 
Earl Huff, Rudolph Ibach, William 0. Ibach, Sr., 
J. D. Ogden, and Elton F. Owens. 

Second row, from left: Tommy Thompson, 
Charlie C. Howell, A. B. Scarboro, and A. A. 
Pittman. Pins were presented Tommy Thompson 
and Charlie C. Howell. 

Honored members not present are as follows: 
George L. Allen, J. A. Baggs, Loren W. Bishop, 
A. P. Boyette, Reld Buchanan, Thomas H. 
Bulford, R. Lee Clark, Ray S. Dagley, Bob 
Grimsley, Fred Grimsley, B. B. Hawkins, S. N. 
Higgs, J. R. Hollingsworth, Jacob B. Jumpp, 
Charles McDowell, Richard J. Smith, Carl 
Stokes, Jack Stringer, N. D. Stringer, and W. A. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, first 
row, from left: Stanley Koscienley, Tommy 
Thompson, George Geiger, Jr., J. Frank Newsom, 
Earl S. Huff, and Louis Toth. 

Second row, from left: W. R. "Billy" Webber, 
W. C. "Bill" Williford, W. D. "B. J." Ibach, Jr., 
J. "Mickey" McClellan, and John Sea. 

Honored but not present was Francis C. 

Picture No. 6 shows Business Representative 
Earl Huff, left, presenting 40-year service pin 
to his father S. Earl Huff. 

Picture No. 7 shows two generations with a 
total of 151 years of service to the Brother- 
hood. First row, from left: 40-year member 
Rudolph Ibach, 35-year member John Ibach, and 
25-year member Herman Ibach. 

Second row, from left: 11-year member W. 
D. "B. J." Ibach, Jr., and 40-year member W. 
D. "Bill" Ibach, Sr. 

Honored members not present are 50-year 
member J. L. "Dusty" Rhodes, and 60-year 
member Andy Graveson. 



in mEmoRinm 

The following list of 521 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $664,123.40 death claims paid in October, 1981. 

Local Union, City 

I. Chicago, IL — Rex A. Reynolds. 

5. St. Louis, MO — Cornelius Herman. 

7. Minneapolis, MN — Richard Paul Knapp, 
Clarence A. Olson, Leroy A. Peters, 
Walter Rieken, Peter W. Waukazo. 

II. Cleveland, OH— Ray A. Fletcher, Mich- 

ael Mach. 

12. Syracuse, NY — Charles A. Falter, Mauno 

E. Penttila, Milton John Pitts, Walter 
A. Thayer. 

13. Chicago, IL — Dominick Owens. 

15. Hackensack, NJ — Hilmar Madsen. 

16. Springfield, II^Russell H. Becker. 

19. Detroit, MI— Francis Guyor, Paul D. 

20. New York, NY— John Repetti. 

22. San Francisco, CA— William R. Burnett, 
Joe H. Germain, Thomas S. Woods. 

24. Central Connecticut — Neil Daniele, Peter 
Gramm, Albert F. Kimball. 

26. East Detroit, MI— James E. Howarth. 

30. New London, CN — Kusti Jacobson. 

31. Trenton, NJ— Joseph Zannetti. 

32. Springfield, MA— Albert J. Laporte, Elli- 

ott P. Walker. 

33. Boston, MA — Dante Dercole. 

34. Oakland, CA — Myron H. Griggs, John 
Emil Nieminen. 

36. Oakland, CA— Edward Brady. 
40. Boston, MA — Andrew W. Saslow. 

42. San Francisco, CA — Robert McPhun, 
R. Walter Kuhn. 

43. Hartford, CN— Frank L. Chabot. 

47. St. Louis, MO — Orville Hemminghaus. 

50. Knoxville, TN— Roy L. Davis, Austin F. 


51. Boston, MA— Carl V. Gustafson, Paul 

E. O'Brien. 

58. Chicago, IL — Ervin A. Garden, Harry 

60. Indianapolis, IN — Robert Fulton, Henry 

A. Gunderson. 

61. Kansas City, MO— Lester J. Marzolf, 
William C. Monroe. 

62. Chicago, IL — Erving S. Johnson, Victor 
V. Nelson, Max Plotz. 

64. Louisville, KY— Robert J. Bennett, Jr., 
Jerome Gebhart. 

65. Perth Amboy, NJ — Henry Nelson. 

67. Boston, MA — Francis A. Alexander, 

F. R. Sapochetti, Donald F. Schone. 
69. Canton, OH— Ralph Wenger. 

71. Fort Smith, AH— Grover Patton. 
74. Chattanooga, TN— Miller H. Holcomb, 
Castel R. Wilkerson, Henry Youngblood. 
78. Troy, NY— Carl Boomhower. 

80. Chicago, IL — Michael J. Kirrane, Viktor 

A. Ost, Frank Summers. 

81. Erie, PA— Clarence Davis. 

85. Rochester, NY— Floyd A. Fishell, 
Harold J. Preston, Elden N. Trenchard. 

93. Ottawa, ON — Ulysse Lauzon, Ludwig 

94. Providence, RI — Thomas S. Betcher, 
Angelo Caraccia, Warren R. Grist, 
Anthony F. Olivo, John Rosa. 

98. Spokane, WA— James B. Ray. 

99. Bridgeport, CN— Joseph V. Goda. 

101. Baltimore, MD— Emil Klaschus, Bel- 
mont R. Markle, Edgar A. Mull, Jack 
F. Reed. 

102. Oakland, CA— Elmer A. Brockmann. 

103. Birmingham, AI^-S. Y. Swindall. 

105. Cleveland, OH— Walter J. Rees. 

106. Des Moines, lA — Everett Ray Hommer. 
110. St. Joseph, MO— Earl P. Bolten. 

III. Lawrence, MA — Bruno Andrews, Jo- 
seph Maugeri, David E. Weinerman. 

Local Union, City 

116. Bay City, MI — John A. Burgoyne. 

117. Albany, NY— Francis S. Daggett, Carl 
W. Graves, Charles Loden. 

131. Seattle, WA— Verner O. Granlund. 

132. Washington, DC— John Callahan, Clar- 
ence E. Combs, Homer A. Gray, Craig 

133. Tcrre Haute, IN— OIlie V. Earhart. 

134. Montreal, PQ — Pierre Aspirot. 

135. New York, NY— Victor Filosa. 

146. Schenectady, NY — Gordon L. Benson. 
162. San Mateo, CA — William Bremner, 
Olaf Skreden. 

182. Cleveland, OH — Alois Mismas, Henry 

183. Peoria, IL— Edward Wilson Buhl, E. D. 
Cafferty, William F. Heitzman. 

184. Salt Lake City, UT— Doss A. Dean. 

186. Steubenville, OH— Geo W. Smith. 

187. Geneva, NY — Laurence Miller. 
195. Peru, IL — Felix Martinitis. 

200. Columbus, OH— Peter Culiar, Carl M. 

Esselstein, Robert P. Leslie, Perlie 

218. Boston, MA — Eric Anderson. 

225. Atlanta, GA— John R. Page. 

226. Portland, OR— James R. Brock, Darrell 
E. Brown, Peter H. Elmer, Frank J. 
Kortas, Leroy L. Sanborn, John W. 

236. Clarksburg, WV— Argil Moody. 

246. New York, NY — John Kreiner, Morris 

Melnick, Paul Pompeo, Carl Sundin. 
255. Bloomingburg, NY — George W. Diegel. 

257. New York, NY— John Beck, John Paul- 

258. Oneonta, NY— Howard T. Austin. 

261. Scranton, PA— Arthur Wilson. 

262. San Jose, CA — John L. Perreira. 

264. Milwaukee, WI— H. J. Zarske. 

265. Saugerties, NY— Hans Brey. 

266. Stockton, CA— Fred M. Howes, Fred 
W. Moll. 

267. Dresden, OH— William L. Weber. 

268. Sharon, PA — George Branch. 

275. Newton, MA — Mario J. DeFlorio, John 

K. Tilton. 
280. Niagara-Genesee & Vic, NY— Albert J. 

Danieliwicz, Burton Wendler. 
284. New York, NY— Robert Jaklitsch, 

Herbert Lindstrom. 
287. Harrisburg, PA — Edward J. Foster. 

298. New York, NY— Albin Carlson. 

299. Union City, NJ— Alfred William Bros- 

308. Cedar Rapids, lA— Stanley M. Alden, 
Richard Velky. 

314. Madison, WI— Charles R. Coole. 

316. San Jose, CA — James Cooper, John F. 
Crediford, Joseph J. Silva, Jack Tantillo. 

325. Paterson, NJ — Anthony J. Quist. 

329. Oklahoma City, OK— Earl Eugene 

343. Winnipeg, MB — J. E. Laurin. 

345. Memphis, TN— Gilbert N. Irwin, Cur- 
tis O. Smyth, U. T. Stapleton. 

356. Marietta, OH — Ervin E. Skipton. 

359. Philadelphia, PA— Rosco Parrish. 

361. Duluth, MN — Benbow F. Alexander. 

366. New York, NY— Harold Hall, Alfred 
Schwinn, Alex Scialdone. 

374. Buffalo, NY— Oswald T. James. 

385. New York, NY— Richard Ruth, Agostin 

386, Angels Camp, CA — Hoyt R. Collins, 
Jerry M. Silva. 

393. Camden, NJ— Frank Goetter, Daniel D. 
Shimp, James T. Strahan. 

Local Union, City 

403. Alexandria, LA — Jack Lacaze. 

404. Lake Co., OH— Gust A. Nelson, Milan 
A. Schott. 

413. South Bend, IN— Herman G. Riedel. 
416. Chicago, IL — William V. Keating. 
418. Greeley, CO— Doyle Bolenbaugh. 
421. Elwood City, PA — Dominick Fantone. 
424. Hingham, MA — Arthur F. King. 
440. Buffalo, NY— Elias T. Erickson. 
448. Waukegan, IL — Eugene D. Hendee. 
452. Vancouver, BC— Carl Hughes, Alan 

Lonneberg, Jos. Staresinich. 
455. Somerville, NJ — Charles C. Dreschsler, 

Vincent Longo. 
465. Chester Co., PA — Roy Kimes, Anthony 

470. Tacoma, WA — Oscar Rasmussen. 
488. New York, NY— John E. Jansson, 

John Ottiwell, Jr. 
490. Passaic, NJ— David Holster, Jr., 

Thomas G. Steffens. 
512. Ann Arbor, MI— Alfred E. Erp. 
530. Los Angeles, CA — Jesus Rios. 
550. Oakland, CA — John S. Arcouette, John 

562. Everett, WA— W. H. Hoag. 
565. Elkhart, IN— Kenneth R. Henderson. 

583. Portland, OR— Robert Bracken. 

584. New Orleans, LA— Harold Ellis. 

586. Sacramento, CA — James D. Demuth, 
Edward H. Hofferber, Homer O. Kitch- 
ens, E. Cecil Moore, Kenneth W. Nel- 
son, Floyd C. Tittle. 

602. St. Louis, MO — Elmer Jos. Lowe. 

616. Chambersburg, PA— Walter D. Miller, 
Guy J. Patterson. 

620. Madison, NJ — Sidney Kinney. 

624. Brockton, MA— Charles F. Checkman. 

625. Manchester, NH — Amedee Bolduc. 
627. Jacksonville, FI^Earl Samuel Huff, 

Edmund E. Scydick. 

635. Boise, ID — O. D. Boardman. 

639. Akron, OH— Ernest Roy Cowger, Rob- 
ert C. Hutsler, Sr. 

665. Amarillo, TX— Ralph W. Davis, Robert 
Richard Rhoades. 

668. Palo Alto, CA — Lawrence J. Lavaly. 

674. Mt. Clemens, MI — Fedel R. Badger, 
Vernon Schulz. 

690. Little Rock, AR— Robert Lee Clark, 
Calvin Morrow, Fred Wingfield. 

694. Boonville, IN — Doras Francis Ward. 

695. Sterling, Il^Orlo D. Spotts. 

698. Covington, KY— Charles H. Schaffeld. 

701. Fresno, CA— Ross D. Caudle. 

710. Long Beach, CA— T. R. Jackson, Claud 

C. Perigen. 
721. Los Angeles, CA— Roy T. Carlson, 

Thomas E. Hancock, Lloyd X. Martin, 

Harris C. Montgomery, John Nicsinger. 
739. Cincinnati, OH— Edward G. Bross. 
743. Bakersfield, CA— F. M. Matherly. 
745. Honolulu, HI — Joseph Kekuna. 
747. Oswego, NY — Richard Donald Hutton. 
753. Beaumont, TX— A. W. Gietzen, Sr., 

Henry Ben Jacobson. 
756. Bellingham, WA— Marvin G. Hovde, 

Helmut B. Krebs. 
764. Shreveport, LA — Fred Zachry. 
766. Albert Lea, MN — Francis Peak. 

769. Pasadena, CA — Frank Leroy Dewitt. 

770. Yakima, WA— Philip Englehart. 
783. Sioux Falls, SD— Lawrence Vellinga. 
787. New York, NY— Rasmus Kyle. 

792. Rockford, II,— Harold W. Carlson, 
Harold Knapply, Samuel Thorson. 

819. West Palm Beach, FL— Stanley Clegg, 

JANUARY, 1982 


Local Union, City 

844. Reseda, CA — Joe Livingston, Valentine 
Madrid, Everett B. Taylor. 

846. Lethbridge, AT — James Osachoff, Ja- 
kob Priekschas. 

870. Spokane, WA — Emery Burdge. 

902. Brooklyn, NY— Herbert Ford, Alexan- 
der Matos, Al Reiersen. 

904. Jacksonville, IL — Edwin R. Zimmer. 

906. Glendale, AZ— Allen F. Brittell. 

925. Salinas, CA — Julio Duron. 

971. Reno, NV— Harry Sells. 

973. Texas City, TX— Thomas Hugh Martin. 

978. Springfield, MO— Virgil A. Stout. 

981. Pelaluma, CA— Arnold H. Volker. 

982. Detroit, MI— Buford O. Barber. 
998. Royal Oak, MI— Norman G. Arnold. 
1000. Tampa, FI^-Donald R. Hargrove, 

Carl C. Howell, Sr. 

1006. New Brunswick, NJ — Curtis Hender- 

1021. Saskatoon, SK — Abe Kernelsen. 

1050. Philadelphia, PA— Jefferson DeMarco. 

1073. Philadelphia, PA— Robert F. Buschta, 
Abraham Marks, Wolodynyr Wojcich. 

1089. Phoenix, AZ — Wallace Kraus. 

1093. Glencove, NY— Edward H. Stack. 

1098. Baton Rouge, LA— Allan A. Babin, 
Wm. Byron Cooper, Jr., Audibert Jo- 
seph Fabre, Jr., Dewey B. Varnado. 

1108. Cleveland, OH— Henry G. Bader. 

1128. La Grange, IL— Fred H. Ganger. 

1140. San Pedro, CA— Joseph A. Biehle, 
Lee H. Bowen. 

1142. Lawrenceburg, IN — Kirby H. Burton. 

1143. La Crosse, WI — Michael Burroughs, 
Arthur A. Leisso. 

1156. Montrose, CO— Robert Browell. 
1164. New York, NY— Felix Werney. 
1176. Fargo, ND — Norman G. Kosen. 
1204. New York, NY— Guido Andreis, Ben. 

1207. Charleston, WV— James F. Gerwig. 
1216. Mesa, AZ— Richard L. Reed. 
1233. Haltiesburg, MS— Buford Webster 

1243. Fairbanks, AK — John M. Hawes. 
1256. Sarnia, ON — Emmett John LaMothe. 
1266. Austin, TX — Frank Emmett Joy. 

1273. Eugene, OR— John W. Gibney. 

1274. Decatur, Al^-William B. Rice. 

1275. Clearwater, FL — Henry D. Treadway. 

1280. Mountain View, CA — Elias Ruiz. 

1281. Anchorage, AK — Clarence N. Pilon. 
1292. Huntington, NY — Edward Peterson. 
1296. San Diego, CA— William M. Baldwin, 

Matt P. Buday, Earl Kramer. 
1300. San Diego, CA— Kenneth C. Bolden, 

John Vanarum. 
1305. Fall River, MA— Ernest Dion, Donat 

Parent, Thomas S. Santos. 
1311. Dayton, OH— Richard Gallagher. 
1313. Mason City, lA— William F. Cahill. 
1319. Albuquerque, NM — Samuel A. Boyer. 
1325. Edmonton, AT— K. Kantor, Wesley 

G. Stanton. 
1342. Irvington, NJ — Leander E. Hansen, 

Raymond J. Harrison. 
1365. Cleveland, OH— Frank Zsoldos. 
1369. Morgantown, WV— Ira B. Shane. 
1388. Oregon City, OR— Sherman Hatcher, 

Anthony H. Schaefer. 
1391. Denver, CO— Joe H. Hamilton, 

George Andrew Lauver. 
1397. North Hempslad, NY— Ralph Bor- 

1401. Buffalo, NY— Eric Kosbab. 

1418. Lodi, CA— William Q. Cotton. 

1419. Johnstown, PA — John A. Stephens. 
1437. Complon, CA — V. L. Herriman. 
1452. Detroit, MI— Richard E. Enyeart, Ed- 
win W. Weber. 

1456. New York, NY— John L. Barry, Do- 
menico Mignano, Asbjom Tobiasen. 

Local Union, City 

1461. Traverse City, MI— William Clark. 
1463. Omaha, NE— Walter Dotson. 
1478. Redondo, CA— Robert L. Howell. 

1497. East Los Angeles, CA— Frank C. Rein- 

1498. Provo, LIT— Thomas L. Worley. 

1505. Salisbury, NC— Robert Hill. 

1506. Los Angeles, CA — Clarence J. Gean, 
John J. Kennedy. 

1509. Miami, FL — Thomas H. Mercer. 

1536. New York, NY— Thomas Tanel. 

1565. Abilene, TX — Henry L. Lenoir, Sr. 

1571. East San Diego, CA— William P. 
Hoffman, Roxy Albert Rulli. 

1577. Buffalo, NY— Joseph G. Kryszak. 

1581. Napoleon, OH— Arthur Schieber. 

1588. Sydney, NS— Moses LeBlanc. 

1590. Washington, DC— Carl H. Linne. 

1607. Los Angeles, CA — Aldo E. Ferrero. 

1620. Rock Springs, WY— Cody William 

1622. Hayward, CA — James F. Armstrong, 
Oscar R. Ervin, Donald W. Lillegard, 
Sixton N. Lindberg, Joseph D. Senna. 

1644. Minneapolis, MN — Manly H. Ander- 
son, George O'Donnell, Fred Ruess. 

1648. Laguna Beach, CA— Carl S. Tuck. 

1650. Lexington, KY— Arnold K. Caudill. 

1664. Bloomington, IN — Ben E. Hudelson. 

1665. Alexandria, VA — Darrell M. Seekford. 
1667. Biloxi, MS— O. L. Warren. 

1685. Pineda, FI^Terry Caudill. 

1693. Chicago, IL— Phillip J. Belski, Charles 

R. Davis, Henry T. Duszka, Russell J. 

Meek, Joseph F. Mitchell, Thomas J. 

1699. Pasco, WA— Lowell Woodrow Smith. 

1707. Kelso Longview, WA — Richard V. 

1708. Auburn, WA— Monty L. Prothero. 
1715. Vancouver, WA — John A. Killman, 

Arben W. Thompson. 

1741. Milwaukee, WI — Charles Colby, Leon- 
ard Schettl. 

1746. Portland, OR— Fred W. Will. 

1750. Cleveland, OH— Rocco J. Milia, 
George Schmitt, Jr., Roy A. Wood. 

1752. Pomona, CA — George E. Berard, 
William S. Hansen. 

1772. Hicksville, NY— Elias Nilsen. 

1779. Calgary, AT — Niels Korgaard, Gun- 
vald Krangnes. 

1780. Las Vegas, NV — James D. Adams, 
Darvel A. Sampson. 

1795. Farmington, MO— Floyd Miller, 

Royce L. Whitt. 
1815. Santa Ana, CA — Julius Dumon. 
1822. Fort Worth, TX— Homer A. Ashcraft, 

Edward Lee Crane, Arthur Ray Myers. 

1836. Russellville, AR— W. H. Formby, El- 
mer B. Golden. 

1837. Babylon, NY— Joseph J. Shaw. 
1843. Chilliwack, BC— Clarence A. Hala. 
1846. New Orleans, LA — Joel J. Bergeron, 

Wm. Saffer, Frank J. Sagona, August F. 

Usher, Jr. 
1883. Macomb, IL— Scott E. Holmberg. 
1913. San Fernando, CA— Alvin V. Hein- 

bechner, W. C. Jorgensen, William G. 

Keith, William H. Opfer. 
1916. Hamilton, ON— Edward Collins, Larry 

Albert Roemer. 
1994. Natchez, MS— William Lee Netterville. 
2006. Los Gatos, CA — Benjamin French. 
2012. Seaford, DE— Phillip L. Bradshaw, Sr., 

E. Leroy Brohawn. 
2014. Barrington, IL — Victor J. Haben, 

James Q. Neely. 
2018. Ocean County, NJ— Samuel R. Katz. 
2020. San Diego, CA — Lewis J. Farling. 

2042. Oxnard, CA— A. W. Stone. 

2043. Chico, CA— Pearl M. Anderson. 
2047. Hartford City, IN— George Virgil 

Davis, Elmer L. Gilland. 

Local Union, City 

2050. Owen Sound, ON— Ivan H. Longhead. 

2077. Columbus, OH— Harold D. Later. 

2078. Vista, CA— Floyd E. Johnson, A. B. 

2101. Moorefield, WV— Viola R. Haggerty. 

2114. Napa, CA— Karl Pedersen. 

2163. New York, NY— Frank Conlon, Eric 
Felt, Harry Schank. 

2203. Anaheim, CA — Fred Walter Acken, 
Jim A. Horsley, L. M. Rape. 

2231. Los Angeles, CA— Jimmy M. Felan. 

2248. Piqua, OH— Harry W. Elliott. 

2250. Red Bank, NJ— Newton S. Johnson, 
Ernest Mamberg, John Mullen. 

2265. Detroit, MI— Charles Edwards, John 
J. Levasseur. 

2274. Pittsburgh, PA— Edwin P. Oliver. 

2283. West Bend, WI— Joseph P. Koll. 

2288. Los Angeles, CA — Raymond A. Her- 
ber, Ernest Williams. 

2308. Fullerton, CA— Alvin A. Hawkins, 
Louis P. Stamand. 

2352. Corinth, MS— George W. Duren. 

2361. Orange, CA— Leroy Webb. 

2403. Richland, WA— Charles T. Hanson. 

2436. New Orleans, LA — Fuel G. Singletary. 

2463. Ventura, CA— Leiand K. Smith. 

2477. Santa Maria, CA— Kenneth F. Dun- 

2554. Lebanon, OR— Everett R. Clark, Willy 

2573. Coos Bay, OR— Rolla Ray Spencer. 

2633. Tacoma, WA — Garrett Warmenhoven. 

2691. Coquille, OR— Lloyd L. Ogbin, 

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IhB Tragic Euents 

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First redplent of the 

George Meany Human Rights 

Award again in bondage 

On December 1 7, soon after the tanks and armored 
vehicles began to roll in Warsaw, Poland, I sent the 
following telegram to Romuald Spasowski, Polish 
ambassador in Washington, D.C.: 




Ours was not the only telegram sent to the Polish 
Embassy that day. A flood of pleas, complaints, and 
jeers must have reached Ambassador Spasowski; a 
few days later the Polish envoy defected and asked 
the US State Department for asylum. He, too, was 
stunned and shocked by the swift, jarring military 
takeover in his native land. 

The stark reality of militant communism as prac- 
ticed in Poland and the Eastern bloc countries of 
Europe had showed once again that there is no 
workers' paradise behind the Iron Curtain, as the 
Soviets proclaim . . . that trade union democracy, as 
we know it, is a myth in the USSR. 

The tragedy in Poland and the suppression of the 
trade union Solidarity is just one more example of the 
Russian Bear's single-minded, geo-political expansion- 
ism. Like a steamroller, Russian might has moved 
into Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the Baltic States, and 

This time, however, I believe, the Soviets have gone 
too far. The timing is bad for them. 

This time, I believe, we can begin to turn back the 
Red Tide, if we have the will and the steady determi- 
nation to apply it. 

Surely the workers striving for freedom in the Third 
World must now see that Soviet Communism is not 
the protector of the working population. Surely they 
can see that the Red Brigade and the PLO terrorists, 
unleashed by Soviet arms and funds, do not offer sal- 
vation for the common man. 

The Soviet Union is going to face more and more 
threats from within during the 1980's. The ruling 
communist bosses have systematically withheld from 
workers their fair share of the economic wealth they 
produce. Workers behind the Iron Curtain, in most 
instances, have been treated shabbily. 



When the Polish workers of Gdansk and Krakow 
and Warsaw could no longer tolerate the oppressive 
bureaucracy, they undertook work stoppages, slow- 
downs, strikes, and demonstrations. Great leaders like 
Lech Walesa came to the fore and called for action. 

The Soviet and East European governments have 
responded in the only way they know how — with cur- 
fews, armed guards, and martial law. 

But the pressures for change are mounting inside 
the Soviet Bloc, and the Soviets' situation will grow 
worse. The human rights activists and the dissident 
intellectuals now have the big masses of workers be- 
hind them. Nationalism is having its effect, too, as 
ethnic peoples seek freedom. 

These are conditions long recognized by American 
labor unions. We meet with worker delegates from 
other lands periodically. We quietly and effectively 
fight communism in Latin America, in Africa, and 
Asia with our worker training institutes. 

When the Reagan Administration wanted a quick 
assessment of the situation in Poland and in Solidarity, 
it called upon AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland and 
his staff for information. 

American labor can take pride in its work with the 
trade unions of other countries. Though our efforts 
have not been widely recognized in the US and Can- 
ada, American trade unions are well known in the 
countries where workers are struggling to be free. 

We take a hard line in our dealings with totalitarian 
regimes. We call for grain embargos. We turn back 
the products of slave labor. Our record and our pol- 
icies are clear. We have always been wary of the 
Soviet version of detente. 

We hope the Reagan Administration and the Tru- 
deau Administration in Canada will recognize that 
true national freedom and secure international free- 
dom lie in the minds and hearts of the workers of the 
world, more than in the board rooms of multinational 
corporations and the palaces of Middle East shieks. 

The program of action adopted by Polish Solidarity 
at its first congress, last year, stated, in part: "We 
affirm government by the people as a principle which 
must never be abandoned. Government by the people 
cannot mean rule by a single group which places itself 

above all others in society, which claims the right to 
define its needs and represent its interests . . ." 

The AFL-CIO recently declared the Polish free 
trade union to be the recipient of the first annual 
George Meany Human Rights Award. The Federation 
had planned to present the award to Lech Walesa at 
its recent centennial convention in New York, but the 
tragic circumstances in Poland forced cancellation of 
the trip. A convention resolution hailed the Solidarity 
union as an inspiration to workers everywhere. 

The AFL-CIO Polish Workers Aid Fund has raised 
more than a quarter million dollars for the purchase 
of office equipment and other supplies needed by 

We must continue our support of these valiant peo- 
ple in the year ahead. Their struggle has yet to be won. 


General President 

The Brotherhood is 


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the world know that he or she is a union member in good 
standing, working to protect a good way of life in an un- 
certain world. New jackets, like the one obove have warm, 
kasha linings and snap fronts. They bear the Brotherhood 
emblem at left front. 

Caps can be purchased with or without earflaps. T-shirts 
with the big UBC emblem, as seen at lower left, come in 
blue or white. Those with the slogans are white with navy 
blue letters. Use the coupon below to order now . . . 

TO: General Secretary John Rogers 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20001 
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Wheels of Yesteryear, 

(See page 6) ^ 

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First District, Joseph F. Lia 

120 North Main Street 
New City, New York 10956 

Second District, Raymond Ginnetti 
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Margate, N.J. 08402 

Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
14001 West McNichols Road 
Detroit, Michigan 48235 

Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
2970 Peachtree Rd.. N.W., Suite 300 
Atlanta, Ga. 30305 

Fifth District, Leon W. Greene 
4920 54th Avenue, North 
Crystal, Minnesota 55429 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 

400 Main Street #203 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, Hal Morton 
Room 722, Oregon Nafl Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
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Ninth District, John Carruthers 
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Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

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John S. Rogers, Secretary 

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In sending in the names of mem- 
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with each monthly bill should be 
used. When a member clears out of 
one local union into another, his 
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No. 2 FEBRUARY, 1982 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Tennessee Carpenters Build a World's Fair 

White House Seeks Cures for Low Productivity 
Wheels of Yesteryear: The 'Wunder Wagons' 

The Canadian Mega Project 

Funds for Alice 










More Consumers Seek Union Label 21 

Centennial Proclamations 22 

General Organizers in Briefing Sessions 

Maritime Trades and National Coal Policy 

Brotherhood Tribute to the Ladies' Auxiliaries 

UBC Continues Support for Ethan Allen Employees 


Winter is winter is winter. It always 
has been, and as the entire continent 
is experiencing this year, it always will 

Snow was the same fascinating, 
often impossible, creature for early 
settlers journeying west as it is for us 
today. Our cover this month is a lin- 
gering glimpse of a snow-covered, soli- 
tary wagon wheel in the majestic 
surroundings of Monument Valley, 
Utah. A red sandstone bluff rises in 
the background in an area world 
famous for its natural bridges. 

An inside story tells the history of 
the "wheels of yesteryear." The early 
wagon-wheelers were men and women 
of dedication and courage. As we now 
flounder in our cars on the freezing 
causeways, covered-wagon travelers 
also found the snowy cold a formid- 
able foe — one they could not always 

The early settlers were builders of 
a country then, as each of us con- 
tinues to be builders of a country now. 
And the wheels keep rolling . . . Photo 
by M. Roessler from H. Armstrong 
Roberts, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa. 


Washington Report 
Ottawa Report 

Members in the News 

Local Union News 

We Congratulate 

Consumer Clipboard: Sugar Consumption 
Plane Gossip 

Service to the Brotherhood 

In Memoriam 

What's New? 

In Conclusion 

William Konyha 


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luoRiD's raiR 

Energy Turns the World" is the 
theme for the 1982 World's Fair to 
be held in the southeastern U.S. city 
of Knoxville, Tenn., this spring. 

Seemingly an unusual choice for 
the site of a world's fair, as head- 
quarters for the Tennessee Valley 
Authority, and with Oak Ridge, the 
nation's atomic energy center, near- 
by, Knoxville begins to appear as a 
very appropriate location indeed for 
this international symposium on 
energy, and Knoxville is expecting 
over 11 million visitors to the 1982 

The fair, opening May 1, 1982, 
and running through October, has 
been in the making for six years. A 
$100-million-dollar investment, the 
fair is situated on a 72-acre, mile- 
long site bordering the Tennessee 
River and the main campus of the 
University of Tennessee. As part of 
a federally-funded urban redevelop- 
ment project, the fair is expected to 
turn what Knoxville Mayor Randy 
Tyree has termed "an industrial 
slum" into a modem commercial 

and industrial center providing 
nearly 12,000 new permanent jobs 
for workers in the Knoxville area. 

Nations from all over the world, 
from Australia to Saudi Arabia to 
Canada, and corporations and or- 
ganizations from all over the 
country, from Dupont to Federal 
Express to Anheuser-Busch, are 
scheduled to participate in the fair, 
providing not only a myriad of 
viewpoints on the world's energy 
situation, but a wide variety of 
crafts, cultures and foodstuffs. Per- 
haps the most dramatic develop- 
ment for fair officials has been the 
announcement of the participation 
of the Peoples Republic of China. 
The Peoples Republic is planning a 
major exhibit of ancient and modem 
art and civilization, complete with 
expert chefs to staff an authentic 
Chinese restaurant. 

The Brotherhood is an essential 
component of this event — over 175 
UBC Carpenters are currently work- 
ing on the extensive construction 
needed to get the fairground in 
order for opening day. East Ten- 
nessee District Council Locals 50, 
1821, 1993, 2132, 2738, and 3257 
are all involved in the massive 
project; Millwright Local 1002 has 
recently entered the activity. Work- 
ing under a no-strike agreement, 
Brotherhood members employed by 
Rentenbach, Inc. of Knoxville, Gen- 
eral Contractors, are putting up the 
structures ahead of schedule and 
under cost. Construction activities 
include installing tent structures, 
studs, framework, dry wall. In addi- 
tion. Brotherhood members are cur- 
rently negotiating with concession- 
aires to continue installation work 
after the opening of the fair. 

The focal point of the fair, the 
"theme structure," is a 266-foot- 
high Sunsphere, topped by a giant 
globe enrobed in glass manufactured 
with genuine 24-karat gold dust. 
The energy efficient gold-tinted glass 
will give the sphere a glow that will 
be seen for miles. Inside the sphere 
is a two-level restaurant and three 
observation decks that afford a 
commanding view of the fair site. 

The largest national pavilion be- 
longs to the United States. The six- 
story, cantilevered building will be 
solar powered. The building will 
house five exhibits on the descend- 


1. One of several tension-fabric structures 
erected on the fairgrounds by members of 
the East Tennessee District Council. One 
such tent-like building — The Tennessee 
Amphitheatre — will have a seating 
capacity of 4,000. 

l.The framework of a national pavilion 
rises behind them, as Charlie Myers and 
A Ibert Weaver of Local 50 work on 
concrete forms. 

3. Eddie Tipton and James Dunkin stake 
out a construction site. (Editor's Note: 
These pictures were taken last fall during 
early stages of construction.) 

4. Joe Helton, steward, Henry P. Miller, 
and a third member of Local 50 set up a 
form for a walkway. 

ing levels; interspersed throughout 
the exhibits will be video terminals 
and talkback computers. 

In keeping with the energy theme, 
recycled or recyclable material is 
being used for the construction of 
all exhibit buildings. For example, 
the small, square food shops and 
souvenir shops dotting the fair- 
grounds are being built with remov- 
able steel tube framing upon a con- 
crete slab floor. The walls consist 
of large square panes of secondhand 
glass brought from a sheet glass 
manufacturer who uses the glass as 
molds between which to form 
plastic. When the glass becomes 
scratched and chipped, it is dis- 
carded, but special moldings will be 
used to hide these signs of wear for 
the fair construction, and after the 
fair, the glass will be sold for some 
other industrial use. 

But not all the buildings are new. 
The fair's designers have incor- 
porated several renovated historical 
structures, including a row of 
Victorian houses and Knoxville's 
old Louisville & Nashville Railroad 
Depot Hotel. After the fair, the old 
train station will be used as a com- 
mercial and professional center. 

Plenty of international and na- 
tional entertainment will be avail- 
able, from the Prague Philharmonic 
Orchestra to the Houston Ballet to 
the Grand Kabuki Theatre of Japan, 
yet the fair is striving for a tradi- 
tional southern flavor in many of the 
shows. The Stokely-Van Camp 
Folklife Festival will showcase the 
arts, heritage, traditions, crafts, en- 
tertainment and foods of Southern 
Appalachia and the Southern US. 
On three performance stages, 
visitors can enjoy bluegrass, fiddler 

5. From a work plaiform in the theme structure, the Sunsphere, Ken 
McCormick, business representative of the East Tennessee District Council, and 
Ken Holbert, Local 3257, look out on the U.S. Pavilion and the Tennessee River. 

6. George Tiller of Local 2132 offers 
advice to Kelly Strickland, second- 
year apprentice. 

contests, gospel, storytellers, and 
clog dancing, to name a few. Exhibit 
demonstrations will include cooper- 
ing (barrel making), tinsmithing, 
the crafting of musical instruments, 
and a genuine moonshine still. At 
the opposite end of the fairgrounds, 
on a Tennessee River showboat with 
a 2,500-seat theater, General Elec- 
tric's "Up With People" musical 
revue will be in residence, and top- 
name country entertainment will 
also grace this theater. 

Corporations exhibiting at the fair 
have out done themselves. Occi- 
dental Petroleum and Tenneco, Inc. 

will show how the two companies 
have joined to extract oil from shale, 
Control Data is setting up a "hands- 
on" exhibit of educational computer 
systems — visitors will be invited to 
experiment with the computers, 
Texaco will exhibit a new gas pump 
that accepts credit cards, and U.S. 
Steel's oilwell division will bring a 
working oil well to the fair. 

Sports events to be sponsored by 
the fair include the American Bas- 
ketball Association International 
Basketball Tournament, the Ameri- 
can Baseball Association Interna- 
tional Baseball Tournament, and a 

National Football League exhibition 

Visitors' tastebuds will be tempted 
by Belgian waffles, egg creams, 
European sausage, stuffed potato 
skins, international pastries, country 
ham and biscuits, Filipino treats, 
barbeque, and many, many more 
regional national, and international 
goodies. A gondola, chairlift, and 
tramway will assist visitors in mak- 
ing their way around the fairground. 

The 1982 World's Fair committee 
has chosen as its slogan "You've 
Got To Be There." They just may 
be right! 

7. The work site for the 1982 World's Fair as 
seen from a street intersection near the 
University of Tennessee campus. 

General President William Konyha between Secretary of the Treasury Regan and Secretary of Labor Donovan, just beyond 
President Reagan, in the White House conference room during a meeting of the National Productivity Advisory Committee. Vice 
President George Bush, at the right of the table, also addressed the group. 

General President Konyha Joins White House Committee 
To Seek Remedies for Declining Productivity Rate 

President Ronald Reagan called a 
panel of business and labor leaders to the 
White House, last month, and asked them 
to suggest ways to improve America's 
dismal productivity performance of re- 
cent months. 

In a brief ceremony which served as a 
prelude to the group's business sessions. 
President Reagan asked for "concrete 
suggestions and specific recommenda- 
tions" on how the federal government 
can help stimulate industrial output and 
business capital formation in the United 
States. He told the panel — the National 
Productivity Advisory Committee — that 
its work is "vitally important" in the 
nation's current economic situation. 

The rate of growth in productivity, or 
output per worker, has been declining 
since the mid-1960s. Worker productivity 
was little changed in 1981 after falling in 
the three preceding years. Labor Depart- 
ment experts report. 


The trend is troublesome, as it slows 
improvement in the U.S. standard of 
living and makes it harder for U.S. com- 
panies to compete in world markets. 

William Simon, a New York business- 


man and former Treasury Secretary, 
chairs the 34-member committee. He 
noted that "no subject has been more 
studied than the subject of productivity" 
and suggested that the time has arrived 
"to do something." The committee, cre- 
ated by presidential order, is to finish its 
work by the end of 1982. 

The committee's first session was ad- 
dressed by Vice President George Bush; 
Murray Weidenbaum, chairman of the 
president's Council of Economic Advisers, 
and the secretaries of Commerce, Labor 
and the Treasury. 

Mr. Bush told the gathering that the 
administration's efforts to reduce the 
regulatory burden on businesses would 
aid productivity, but conceded that "we 
have a long way to go." 

The Vice President said he was par- 
ticularly worried about the lack of rap- 
port between government and businesses. 

Treasury Secretary Donald Regan said 
the President's economic program "will 
allow for a strong resurgence and re- 
vitalization of the American economy 
and will boost productivity." He con- 
cluded, however, that productivity has 
been "far from satisfactory" and that the 
committee's recommendations would be 

Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige 
attributed part of the problem to man- 
agement's inability or unwillingness in 
recent years to come to terms with 
changes in the world economy. Labor 
Secretary Ray Donovan urged labor and 
management "to recognize that their 
goals have much in common and that 
the best way to achieve these is through 


In addition to General President 
Konyha, other trade union representatives 
come from the Teamsters, the Airline 
Pilots, and the Boilermakers International 
Union. The 35 committee members in- 
clude Justin Dart, chief executive officer 
of Dart Industries Inc., a unit of Dart & 
Kraft Inc., and a close friend of the 
President; John Dunlop, Harvard Uni- 
versity professor and former Labor 
Secretary: Clifton Garvin Jr., chief ex- 
ecutive of Exxon Corp.; Jackson Gray- 
son, chairman of the American Produc- 
tivity Center in Houston, a private 
research group; and Roger Smith, chief 
executive of General Motors. The lone 
woman member is Jayne Baker Spain, 
a businesswoman who is teaching this 
year at George Washington University. 

Freight wagons lined up at an historic site in 
Mid-America. These were the big "semis," the 
tractor-trailers of their day — pulled by teams 
of horses, mules, or oxen, they brought supplies 
to America's frontier. — Photographs by the 


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I HERE they stood, turned toward 
the sunset, rotting on the empty plain. 
With a bit of imagination one could 
easily imagine that the wheels slowly 
turned in a rutted trail. It was early 
morning, a chilly rain falling at the 
time, adding to the somberness of the 
scene. The drab sky augmented the 
low building in the background, an 
ancient sod house. 

Once these wagons, the ugly sod 
house, were the homes of the pioneers. 
Not so long ago, these same wagons 
were filled with families, forging west. 
Their entire possessions were inside. 
Most of them followed the new trails 
that crisscrossed the nation, east to west 
from the banks of the Mississippi. 
They headed for Independence, Mis- 
souri, where the wagon trains had a 
terminus, waiting for incoming wagon- 
masters before heading out on a new 
route called the Santa Fe Trail. 

American history has turned many 

pages since then, but the memories 

Standing quietly in the patter of 
rain, it was easy for me to envisage 
the day when these wagons were 
spanking new, as was the rutted trail 
west; full-skirted women preparing the 
evening meal at the cooking fires; 
whiskered men herding the precious 
livestock into a corral; guards with 
rifles placed around the train's perim- 
eter to ward off some Indian or outlaw 
attack, a peril that greeted them each 
day as they inched across the endless 
plains that the Spaniards had named 
llano Escatado. 

It was no different then than now, 
with one exception. If the carpetbag- 
ger, bandit, or horse thief was caught, 
he was either shot on the spot or left 
dangling from the limb of the nearest 
Cottonwood tree. There was no com- 
promise in those days, and perhaps it 
was all for the best. 

Now we are looking at a revival of 

the nation's lifestyle of yesterday, 
when historic artifacts come into 
sharper focus, as writers delve deeper 
into the faded journals that were rec- 
ords of this exodus. The old sod house, 
the log cabin, the Conestoga wagon 
(prairie schooner), the freight wagon, 
all served in the great trek of Ameri- 
can civilization, east to west. Man, 
oppressed, sick of war, sought new 
frontiers of freedom. He found them. 
Often he paid dearly, but the overland 
march continued, whatever the odds, 
a fever gripping the land. 


Bibles were read inside the wind- 
whipped canvas; babies were born to 
young mothers whose only attendant 
was a midwife; old folks died before 
they saw the "promised land." Yet the 
wide-rimmed wagons kept rolling, the 
trail ruts wearing deeper. Twelve miles 
a day was rule of thumb. When some 
homesteader found a valley he "cot- 


toned to," he threw up a sod house or 
a one-room log cabin and called it 

On some days, the wagons made 
even less than the proverbial twelve 
miles; perhaps they halted to bury a 
loved one alongside the trail. Or a 
river had to be crossed, or a mountain 
scaled. These were strong men and 
women accustomed to physical hard- 
ships that would soon stop today's desk- 
bound, computerized urban dweller. 


The wagon ruts are fading, but they 
are still, there on the plain, if one hunts 
for them. The Conestogas are rot- 
ting, the sod houses and log cabins fast 
disappearing. Yet our history books 
and old diaries are alive with the ex- 
ploits of these men and women. And 
this is as it should be. 

This was America in one of her 
finest hours. 

What momentous event put the 
Conestoga wagon on the scene as an 
"exodus vehicle?" 

The finest animal-drawn vehicle 
ever to be handcrafted by artisans — 
that was the Conestoga, the "Wunder 
Wagon" of the Pennsylvania Dutch. 
The wagons served in the nation's early 
wars, and opened up vast new frontiers 
for dirt farmers seeking new lands for 
their plows. 

The Pennsylvania Dutch had settled 
in great numbers in the Conestoga Val- 
ley of the state. They found the area 
a paradise to their talents. Soon they 
were producing more food than they 
could consume — and there were no 
nearby markets. Waste was something 
they could not tolerate, and it was also 
against the tenets of their religious 
faith as well. Ordinary farm wagons 
mired down, broke wheels and axles, 
or fell victims to unbridged streams as 
they sought markets for their produce. 

At last the elders of the church sum- 
moned the men of the valley, to hold 
an exhaustive council. In the group 
were wheelwrights, wainwrights, car- 
penters, blacksmiths, painters and other 
artisans, all God-fearing men, shun- 
ning apparent sin like the plague itself. 

In the valley was a surplus of hard- 
wood; there were also several crude 
iron furnaces, as well as sawmills. 

If the sin of waste was to be de- 
feated, some vehicle must be built to 
carry a large load of produce and meat 
to the Philadelphia markets without 
mishap on the trail! 

So the Conestoga was born, a wagon 
so strong, huge and rugged that it 
could go anywhere an animal could 
negotiate. It was a colossal hulk for 
its day. Thirty-five barrels of flour 

could be hauled in it. The iron-rimmed 
wheels were wide, the wagonbed so 
tight that it would float in a stream. Its 
top was protected by billowing white 
canvas, stretched tightly over curved 
maple staves. The wagon was 17 feet 
in length, weighed an almost unbeliev- 
able 3,500 pounds. 

In weeks the first wagon was com- 
pleted, tested. The elders sang hymns, 
prayed — and began work on more 
vehicles. Not long afterward, the first 
of these "wunder wagons," pulled by 
six horses, rumbled over the streets of 
the Quaker City, tempting the fat 
purses of the citizens with home-cured 
hams, flitches of bacon, supplies of 
lard, butter, cornmeal, apple butter, 
wheat flour, sauerkraut, potatoes and 
fruits in season. 


When the great trek westward 

The wheelwriglit of yesteryear was a 
skilled woodworker who kept the wheels 
turning, as the prairie schooners crossed 
the plains. 

The Conestoga Wagon was built before 
the American Revolution, so they're 
about gone. This one was photographed 
years ago at the Lincoln Village of New 
Salem, near, Springfield, III. 

started, farmers loaded everything they 
owned inside their "prairie schooners," 
and joined other wagons at Independ- 
ence, Missouri to head into the great 
unknown, uncharted west. Youngsters 
were lulled to sleep under the billow- 
ing canvas; school-aged tikes learned 
to read and write as the wagons rocked 

The birth of the Conestoga wagon 
in Pennsylvania also saw the initiation 
of new provincial highways there. 
Finally, the first stone turnpike in the 
nation was completed. It ran from 
Philadelphia to Lancaster, a distance 
of sixty-two miles, and was completed 
in 1794 at a cost of $465,000, a 
momentous sum in that day. 

When we travel today we think of 
the gas service station, the airport and 
the motel. In those days it was the 
wayside inn. The new turnpike had 
more than fifty inns along its route. 

A meal at one of these establish- 
ments averaged 31V4 cents. Why the 
one-fourth cent was added is an 
enigma, for there was no coin of that 
denomination. By stagecoach it cost 
$20 to go from Philadelphia to Pitts- 
burgh, a distance of 297 miles. Time 
consumed: six to seven days, depend- 
ing on the efficiency of the driver, the 
endurance of the horses and the 
vagaries of the weather. 

The original Conestogas are all but 
gone now, outside of a scattered few 
in museums, on movie stock lots. In 
the era of their popularity, nearly a 
hundred thousand were crafted. Any 
engineer, checking the physical aspects 
today, admits it was an engineered job 
par excellence. The question remains: 
how did these farmers do it in that 
day? They were not engineers, yet they 
exerted a skill that was uncanny. 

Also to be considered was the 
variety of accessories that were incor- 
porated in this "wunder wagon." The 
toolbox itself was commendable, and 
included most of the items needed on 
the trail: a tarpot, water bucket, mat- 
tress, jack, extra items such as chains, 
pinchers, horseshoe nails, linchpins, 
axle grease and other small replace- 
ment items. Fully 250 handmade rivets 
went into the wagon; the doubletree 
pin was usually made in the form of a 
hammer and could be used as such; 
the feedbox was carefully lined with 
strap-iron so the horses would not 
gnaw upon it. 

The transcontinental railroads and 
better overland highways finally wrote 
the doom of the Conestoga, but only 
after a long span of usefulness that 
shaped the nation. What a glorious 
page in history is their reward! 


Aerial view of the Mega Project from 
high above Lake Huron. 

A coiicrclc puiir for a bridge at the site. 
Completed steam line trestles in the rear. 


Framing for fueling machine extension 
at Generating Station A . 

THE innRDiRn 
mEcn PROjEn 

Like the marines, Carpenters are 
usually among the first trades people 
on any construction project, and so it 
was and is with United Brotherhood 
members at the Bruce Nuclear Power 
Development in Ontario. 

Since the initial units were built in 
1960, becoming the first commercial 
nuclear generating station in Canada, 
the Douglas Point Reactor on the 
eastern shore of Lake Huron has em- 
ployed Brotherhood members. 

The Carpenters were totally in- 
volved in the massive Generating Sta- 
tion A, a four-unit 3,000 megawatt 
station started in 1969, with a turbine 
hall the length of five football fields. 
They helped to erect at this multiple- 
unit CANDU station a cylindrical, re- 
inforced concrete vacuum building 
with walls 3 feet, 9 inches thick, an 
inside diameter of 160 feet, 6 inches 
and an inside height of 149 feet. For 
the continuous, seven-day pour of the 
outer wall, a circular slip form was 
used, rising about 12 inches per hour 
and lifted by 60 25-ton jacks. 

The Carpenters then formed a steam 
transformer building and cradles for a 
66-inch steam line to supply steam 
from Generating Station A to the 
heavy water plants, nuclear steam be- 
ing much cheaper than oil-fired 

Various other buildings took shape 
on the 3,000 acre site: administration, 
training centres, sewage treatment, 
water treatment, low-level radiation, 
waste reduction, storage, and perma- 
nent warehousing — all taken in stride 
by UBC members, part of the 3,600 
construction force. 

Generating Station A was well along 
and nearing completion when, in 1976, 
Generating Station B was started. 

This nuclear station, complete with 
vacuum building, will be another four- 
unit, 3,000 megawatt station, and it is 
about 40% completed. 

Carpenters at the site are looking 
after the future of their trade by teach- 
ing and coaching apprentices on the 

Besides the construction of station- 


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Brotherhood members installed forms for steam line cradle, as 
the work progressed last fall. 

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Overview of work on No. 7 turbine table at Generating 
Station B, a major addition to the plant. 


ary and slip forms, UBC tradesmen 
are responsible for all safety enclos- 
ures and barricades for every structure 
on the site. 

In the summer, the Carpenters work 
in hot, often humid temperatures. In 
"long Johns", thermal boots, parkas 
and lined safety hats, they continue 
building in the bitter cold of winter, 
with temperatures slightly above zero 
and with the cursed winds blowing 
constantly day and night. 

Goderich, a community of 8,000 
people and the home base of Local 
2222, has supplied most of the man- 
power for the MEGA Project, with 
additional manpower being drawn 
from Local 2050, Owen Sound; Local 
2451, Stratford; Local 494, Windsor; 
Local 1256, Sarnia; and Locals 1946 
and 1316, London. 

Editor's Note: We are indebted to 
Gordon Reaume, assistant community 
relations officer for the Bruce Nuclear 
Development Project, and Canadian 
Regional Director Tom Harkness for 
information and pictures used in this 

A member at work in one of the buildings 
at the Bruce Nuclear Power Develop- 


[ontributians Received 
far mice's Surgery 

General President William Konyha's recent request for donations to aid little 
six-year-old Alice, a Tennessee member's foster child disfigured from birth, 
which we reported in the January issue of The Carpenter has drawn a quick 
response from many members and readers. Some of the early contributors are 
listed below. If you have not already contributed, your donation is needed, too. 
Use the coupon below. 

Staff— Alice Blinzley, Wilma Clark, 
Arthur Kay, Clellie E. Perry, Fire 
Fighters' Editor — William Slusher, 
Cindy Seymour, Karen Urrutia. 

Local 5 — Henry F. Brand, Ben Charle- 

Local 6 — Jas. J. Pisto. 

Local 9— H. L. Byrd. 

Local 15— John R. Deleo, William Eber- 
ding, Elmer Grier, Roy E. Meyer. 

Local 20 — Patricia & Louis Guarassio, 
George Ward. 

Local 27 — Charles R. Benigar. 

Local 32 — Joseph D. Senecal. 

Local 49 — Herve Chaput. 

Local 53 — Carlton Carpenter, Arthur S. 

Local 61— Ernest P. Mourey. 

Local 63 — Don L. Litherland. 

Local 64 — Terry L. Tyler. 

Local 65 — Edward Mallon. 

Local 85 — Sam Sciascia. 

Local 94 — Al Boisvert, Janet Hulbert. 

Local 101— Mr. & Mrs. M. G. Choma, 
Frank Grahe, Jr., Robert E. Grimes, 
Rony A. Kunkel, Carl F. Santmyer. 

Local 107 — Martin Markarian. 

Local 110 — Lester Gray. 

Local 117 — Ernest J. Campbell. 

Local 118 — John Simeone. 

Local 121— Martti J. Rahi, Lyal L. Whit- 

Local 124 — Hans Nicola. 

Local 132— John P. Daley, Howard W. 

Lester, John R. Phillips, Garrie L. 

Shope, William E. Wilson, John M. 

Local 155 — Joseph Trenchick. 
Local 171 — D. S. McLane, Mike Stahura. 
Local 187— Glenn Sutterby. 
Local 188 — John E. Nicholls, L. Saviano. 
Local 210 — Gregory Nirschel. 
Local 246 — Edmund Wondra. 
Local 257 — Thomas Hill, Sr. 
Local 265 — Roger Bel. 
Local 268 — Rudy Fisher. 
Local 287— Galen C. Lahr. 
Local 288 — Robert L. Nicholson. 
Local 311— J. S. Palmer. 
Local 340— Kenneth L. Wade. 
Local 359 — Theodor Van Bebber. 
Local 369 — Jack Earning. 
Local 393— Ted Helget. 
Local 401 — Leo F. Kane. 
Local 404 — Dale L. Waring. 
Local 422 — Etsel Adams. 
Local 433 — Jim & Nancy Tadlock. 
Local 440— Harold W. Bulloch. 
Local 454 — Len Cole, Joseph T. Domi- 

Local 541— Ralph E. Ferry. 
Local 532— John P. Billen. 

Continued on Page 22 

Slip form for vacuum building — outer 
wall pouring of concrete — over halfway 
to the top. 

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The UBC Presents • . • 
''Building Union/' 
a Training Program for 
Construction Stewards 

The UBC has developed, and is now making avail- 
able to councils and local unions, an innovative 
steward training program. The program, entitled 
"Building Union," consists of a slide-tape program 
with breaks for discussions by stewards and covers 
such areas as the steward's duties under the agree- 
ment and union by-laws, dealing with supervisory 
personnel, safety and health, jurisdiction, provisions 
of the agreement, organizing non-union work, appren- 
tices, responsibilities to the business rep, and filing 
reports with the local union or council office. 

The program has been developed so that each local 
or council can adapt the program to meet the needs 
and conditions in its own area. In the coming months, 
task force organizers will be training business reps 
and officers to conduct the program for their stewards 
and potential stewards. Upon finishing the program, 
stewards will receive a parchment certificate of com- 
pletion suitable for framing and mounting. 

"Building Union" includes a trainer's manual for 
the business rep leading the program, and can be con- 
ducted either as a full-day program or in two evening 
sessions. In his special introduction, General President 
William Konyha explains the importance of the pro- 

The Brotherhood has designed this special con- 
struction steward training program for use by our 
business representatives because we believe that 
effective stewards are essential if the business rep is 
to perform his job properly. 

The steward is a direct reflection to the members 
of the leadership provided by the business rep; for 
many members, the steward is the most important 
contact they have with the Brotherhood. An effective 
group of stewards reflects well on the business rep 
and the Brotherhood; poorly trained stewards raise 
doubts in the members' minds about the effectiveness 
of the business rep and our union. 

It is thus vital to our Brotherhood, and to you as 
business representatives, that our members have 
access to well-trained, effective stewards on each 
union job site. 

The Making of 


"Lights . . . Camera . . . Action . . . Take One." 
The scene is not Hollywood, but a union construction 
job site. The actors aren't professional, but Brother- 
hood members. The steward? Well, he's actually the 
union steward on the job. The business rep? You 
guessed it; he is the council business rep. The photog- 
rapher and light men are from the Brotherhood's 
Apprenticeship and Training Department, the script 
writer is a Brotherhood staff member, and the direc- 
tor — an international representative. 

A tool box is missing from one scene. Where's the 
prop man? "Forget that," comes the answer. "I've got 
my tools in my pick-up." 

One scene takes place in a bar after work one day. 
Plenty of volunteers there and somehow the scene 
takes twice as long to shoot as the others. 

Back on the job site. It's August, 80° and the 
Brotherhood "actors" are working on the first floor. 
The scene has to be reshot a second time and it is 
now 90°. A third take looks necessary. The crew 
suggests reshooting the bar scene for a ninth time. 

On to the General Office for General President 
Konyha's message to the stewards. The scene is more 
serious as Brotherhood apprenticeship photographers 
Dennis Scott and Charles Allen arrange the light 
umbrellas for the best possible shots. 

The shooting is finally completed and it's on to a 
recording studio in Northern Virginia. The Brother- 
hood calls on members of the Washington, D.C.- 
Baltimore local of the American Federation of Tele- 
vision and Radio Artists (AFTRA) for professional 
narration of the roles. 

Two months later. The Brotherhood's General 
Officers review the slide-tape film in the General 
Office auditorium. Revisions a;e suggested and made. 
The program is at last ready for use by UBC councils 
and locals throughout Canada and the United States. 

It's not Hollywood, but who needs Hollywood 
when you have the real thing. "Building Union," a 
program for, by, and of Brotherhood members and 
stewards. Coming to your union hall soon! 

From the General Office, special thanks to the 
Baltimore and Vicinity District Council, which ar- 
ranged on-the-job filming locations and which sup- 
plied the "actors" for the film. 



In a scene from the program, the steward, Tony 
(Brotherhood Member Mike Piunti), receives instructions 
and forms from Business Agent Thomas Ginn. 

Tony and fellow carpenter, Ben {with tool box. 
Brotherhood member Ben Glenn), meet super on the job 
{Brotherhood member Jimmy Harrison). 

Brotherhood Apprenticeship and 
Training Department photographer 
Dennis Scott lines up shot at General 

General President Konyha 
gives message to Brother- 
hood stewards. 


AFTRA professionals 
narrate program in record" 
ing studio. 

Brotherhood and Company representatives meet before 
filming. Left to right, Elmer Matters, Project Manager, 
Henry C. Beck, Inc.; Leo Decker, UBC Representative; 
Robert Barnes, Superintendent; Wally Malakoff, UBC Staff; 
Nick Bassetti, Secretary, Baltimore and Vicinity District 



A jour-day seminar for East Coast and Eastern Canada 
organizers was held at the General Office in IVashinglon, D.C., 
December 14-18, to firm up plans for the coming year and to 
brief the organizers on legal and administrative data. Sessions 
were held in the auditorium and in the board room. Addressing 
the group in the opening session were General President 
William Konyha, Organizing Director Jim Parker, and 
AFL-CIO Assistant Organizing Directors Charlie McDonald, 
and Bill Reil. A highlight of the seminar was a brief session on 
effective speaking, shown above, as Gene Morrill of the 
AFL-CIO Labor Studies Center demonstrated speech techniques 
with the use of a video camera and monitor. 



UBC delegates to the recent Maritime 
Trades Convention attend to proceedings: 
from left, New Orleans District Council 
Secretary Laborde, First District Board 
Member Lia, General President Konyha, 
General Treasurer Nichols, and Seventh 
District Board Member Morton. 

Maritime Trades Unions 
Press Coal Export Policy 
To Revive Shipping 

United States ships less than 4% of cargoes it generates in American flag vessels! 

Unions in the AFL-CIO Maritime 
Trades Dept. are looking to coal ex- 
ports for an energy-hungry world as 
a lever to revive U.S. shipping and 
shipbuilding industries that have been 
allowed to sink to dangerously low 

A key resolution adopted at the 
department's biennial convention called 
for "rebuilding the U.S. dry bulk fleet 
by means of legislation calling for the 
carriage of a portion of our coal ex- 
ports in U.S. -flag vessels." 

The resolution noted that the United 
States — "the world's leading trading 
nation" — carries less than 4% of the 
cargoes it generates in American flag 
vessels. The nation's merchant fleet 
includes "a mere 15 dry-bulk vessels, 
mostly very old," the convention 
noted. And there is only a single 
coal collier flying the American flag. 

Legislation to reserve a share of dry- 
bulk cargo for U.S. vessels through 
bilateral agreements with America's 
trading partners has been approved 
by the House Merchant Marine Com- 
mittee as part of a port development 
bill, and is now before the House 
Public Works Committee, which shares 
jurisdiction. Chairmen of both com- 
mittees were among the convention 
speakers, as were Senate sponsors of 
companion bills. 


The convention delegates, represent- 
ing unions with 8.5 million members, 
included in the maritime policy resolu- 
tion a call for utilization of the mer- 
chant fleet as a naval auxiliary. And 
it urged "targeted tax relief" to streng- 
then the competitive position of U.S. 
shipping countries. 

A report to the convention by the 

department's executive officers — Presi- 
dent Frank Drozak, Vice President 
Stephen J. Leslie and Executive Sec- 
Treas. Jean F. Ingrao — stressed labor's 
continued strong opposition to any 
export or exchange of oil from Alaska's 
North Slope. 

On the periodic proposals that have 
been made to allow the sale of Alaskan 
oil to Japan, a convention resolution 
warned of lost jobs "in every martime- 
related industry" and in pipeline and 
refinery development, along with a 
"dangerous" increase in the nation's 
dependence on foreign oil. 


The department also took a strong 
stand against any tampering with the 
Jones Act, which reserves cargo and 
passenger service between U.S. ports 
for American-built, American-crewed 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
pledged the federation's continued sup- 
port for the restoration of the nation's 
sea power, which he linked to national 
security goals. 

"No matter how high the defense 
budget goes," Kirkland told the dele- 
gates, "America's safety cannot be 
assured until we have the sealift capac- 
ity and the maritime skills to transport 
our military forces and sustain our 
allies anywhere in the world." 

House Merchant Marine Committee 
Chairman Walter Jones (D-N.C.) said 
his committee intends to make it 
"crystal clear" that cargo preference 
laws requiring transport of govern- 
ment-originated cargo in U.S. vessels 
must be "strictly and faithfully carried 

Rep. Mario Biaggi (D-N.Y.), chair- 
man of the Merchant Marine subcom- 

mittee dealing with the department's 
legislative priorities, and House Public 
Works Committee Chairman James 
Howard (D-N.J.) stressed the impor- 
tance of port development to achieve 
the full potential of coal exports. 

The convention also heard from two 
Senate supporters of the department's 
goals — Daniel P. Moynihan (D-N.Y.), 
sponsor port development legislation, 
and Charles Mc. Mathias, Jr. (R-Md.). 

U.S. Maritime Administrator Har- 
old Shear, who came to his post as a 
Navy admiral, told the delegates he 
shared their belief in "the importance 
of a strong U.S. -flag presence on the 
world's trade routes" and the need for 
a strong merchant marine in time of 
war. He promised to do "whatever is 
humanly possible to reverse the declin- 
ing trend in our shipping industry." 


The two-day convention dealt with 
115 resolutions, covering the broad 
range of labor's concerns as well as 
the issues of special interest to mari- 
time-related unions. 

The department expressed concern 
at attempts in Congress to weaken 
the Longshoremen's & Harborworkers' 
Compensation Act, protested the move 
to enlarge the Hobbs Act so that 
picket-line incidents would be pro- 
secuted as federal crimes, and sounded 
an alert against management con- 
sultants hired to thwart the collective 
bargaining process. 

It urged the importance of the 
Strategic Petroleum Reserve "to insure 
immediate availability of oil supplies 
in the event of a supply cutoff." And 
it warned against allowing the skills 
and capacities of the U.S. shipbuilding 
industry to be lost through abandon- 
ment to foreign shipyards. 




Tne Ladies' Auxiliaries 

"Behind every great man there's a woman." An historic saying . . . that 
we may or may not agree with! But it goes without question that, throughout 
history, our ladies' auxiliaries have been an important asset to the UBC, 
through involvement in community service and Brotherhood activities, ever 
since their inception many years ago. This month, we take a historic look at 
the ladies' auxiliaries, and their many activities, past and present. 

I o begin at the beginning, in the 
words of Frank Duffy, past general 
secretary of the Brotherhood: 

"In the early part of the year 1903, 
the Carpenters District Council of 
Indianapolis, Indiana inaugurated a 
movement to organize the men of 
the trade in the city and vicinity 
one hundred per cent if possible, so 
that it could not be said in the 
future that Indianapolis was the 
most poorly organized place in the 
Indianapolis had just been selected, by 
referendum vote, as the city in which 
the Headquarters of the United Broth- 
erhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America was to be located. 

Despite the benefits union members 
were entitled to, previous to 1903, 
many members were lax with meeting 
attendance, prompt dues payment, and 
were not taking an active part in the 
organization: members would drop 
out from time to time, rejoining only 
when they had to. 

After moving UBC Headquarters 
from Philadelphia to Indianapolis, the 
first mass meeting to be held in the 
Brotherhood's new home town took 
place in 1903. At this meeting. Gen- 
eral Secretary Duffy pointed out the 
objects, aims, purposes, benefits, and 
necessity of organization. He then 
raised the question, what could be 
done to get the ex-members back in 
the union to stay? Mrs. D. L. Stod- 
dard, attending the meeting with her 
husband, a member of Local 281, In- 
dianapolis, stood and said, "Organize 
the ladies. Start an auxiliary and they 
will educate the men to return to 
unionism and stay with it." With that, 
the ladies' auxiliary was born. Shortly 
afterwards, Ladies' Auxiliary of Car- 

penters Local 281, Indianapolis, Ind. 
was organized. 

But infancy was not to be without 
its tumbles. Within a few years, a 
number of ladies' auxiliaries had been 
organized, but they were entities of 
themselves; none were officially char- 
tered by the Brotherhood. An applica- 
tion was made to the General Offices 
for a charter, but the application was 

The issue was next presented in 
1910 at the 16th General Convention 
held in Des Moines, Iowa, by Delegate 
Meadows of Local 75, Indianapolis, 
Ind. After reviewing progress achieved 
by the ladies, Delegate Meadows 
stated : 

"In the work of organizing ladies' 
auxiliaries to the Carpenters union 
the great drawback is that they have 
no official head, 
and we believe 
that if your hon- 
orable body will 
take up this im- 
portant matter 
and permit the 
ladies' auxiliaries 
to be under the 
guidance of the 
United Brother- 
hood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners 
of America ... it 
will be of great 
benefit to them in 
their work of 
organizing. We 
respectfully re- 
quest that consent 
be given at your 
convention to 
have the ladies' 
auxiliaries to the 

Carpenters' union chartered." 
The Resolution was referred to the 
Committee on Organization, that con- 
curred, but when turned over to the 
Convention, once again the request 
was denied. 

But those behind the ladies' auxil- 
iaries were not to be discouraged. 
Ladies' auxiliaries continued to orga- 
nize; enthusiasm was particularly high 
in the state of Texas. At the 1914 
General Convention, nine Texas locals 
—1885, 213, 1203, 397, 208, 300, 
977, 1870, and 298— petitioned for a 
charter for the ladies' auxiliaries. This 
time they were to succeed. Delegate 
Beam of Toledo, Ohio, a town in 
which a "gallant little band of women" 
had been particularly active in auxil- 
iary work, introduced a resolution say- 
ing, in part: 



"Whereas, A better and more eflfec- 
tual organization can be obtained 
through a proper recognition of 
these auxiliaries by the United Bro- 
therhood; therefore be it . . . 
"Resolved that the General Presi- 
dent be, and is hereby authorized to 
issue charters upon application to 
any ladies' auxiliary upon the recom- 
mendation of the local union dis- 
trict in which the application is 
The Convention adopted the report 
unanimously. To make it legal, the re- 
port was submitted to referendum 
vote, and was carried by an over- 
whelming majority. The ladies' auxil- 
iaries were now recognized, and char- 
tered as a part of the Brotherhood. In 
1915, Ladies' Auxiliary No. 2 in To- 

ledo, Ohio received its charter. This 
charter was the second to be issued to 
a ladies' auxiliary — the first having 
been issued to the ladies in Indiana- 
polis: the charter was awarded six years 
after the Toledo auxiliary developed 
by-laws and a constitution. 

At the next convention, the 19th 
General Convention, held in Fort 
Worth, Tex., a supplementary report 
on the progress of the ladies' auxil- 
iaries was added to the proceedings. A 
Texas state council of the ladies' 
auxiliaries was also established, and it 
was made official that ladies' auxil- 
iary state councils be chartered by the 
United Brotherhood and that a gen- 
eral password be issued semi-annually 
from the General Office in June and 
December. At this time, there were 14 


Editor, The Carpenter; 

We have been very busy this aeaaon getting ready for the Convention of the 
Washington State Council of Ladies Auxiliaries which was held in Everett. Wash,, 
for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year and the transacting of such 
business as came before it. Tacoma Auxiliary sent two delegates. Sister Eva liergLr 
and Sister Thelma Stuart. 

We were very proud too that Sister Algo Leek, who had been the first prp.sident 
and organizer of the Washington State Council, was asked to be installing officer, 
and our drill team. Sister Delite Meyers was installing conductress and Sister 

Left to Right, Front: Sisters Pearle Baier, Delite Meyers, Grace Robmson, 01§a 
Leek, Jane Knowfcs. 

Middle: Sisters IMarie Weigman, Eva Berber, Mollic Bcatty, Cretchcn Jonas, Matilda 
Lefebvre, Mary Rice, Thelma Stewart, 

Top: Daisy Ansbcrry, Franco Currah, Karoline Torklcp, Edith Yenne, Anne Fisher, 
Margaret Troalor, Katherine Hollyoak, Norma Garlick. 

Grace Robinson, director and chaplain. One of our members. Sister Pearle Baier, 
was elected to the office of state treasurer. 

We attended a banquet given by the Men's Council, and heard many fine talks 
on labor and patriotism, and enjoyed a trip through the Everett Pulp Mill, ivliicli 
is the largest of its kind in the world. 

Everyone who went to the convention reported having a wonderful time, ^^'e 
have had a prosperous year under the leadership of President Eva Berger and her 
'fine group of officers. 

Beginning in May, 1938, "The Yarnin' Basket" was a monthly 
feature in the CARPENTER for correspondence and news from 
the ladies' auxiliaries. Toward the end of 1942, it was decided 
that a more appropriate name for the feature was "Of 
Particular Interest to our Ladies"; the feature faded out 
altogether in the early part of 1960. 

recognized ladies' auxiliaries, includ- 
ing one in Canada. The ladies' auxil- 
iaries' delegate report listed "excellent 
work accomplished" as follows: 

"Labor legislation, advocation of the 
text-books, visiting and aiding the 
sick and distressed, keeping mem- 
bers of the United Brotherhood 
from going suspended, forcing em- 
ployment of union help and lining 
up jobs, demanding the label, strike 
and lock-out donations to various 
organizations, social entertainments. 
In fact, everything possible for the 
upbuilding of the United Brother- 
hood and the advancement of true 

The ladies had found their niche; a 
niche they continued to deepen and 
expand. In 1916, Ladies' Auxiliary No. 
6, El Paso, Tex., raised $260.00 and 
several packages of clothing for needy 
miners and their families. Others 
worked for free text books in public 
schools, many devoted much effort to 
obtaining national protective legisla- 
tion for labor. During World War II, 
one Canadian auxiliary received 
thanks from an overseas Major for 
sending candy bars and cigarettes to 
the soldiers fighting the war. All gave 
to the sick and needy, a practice which 
has been continued to this day; and 
the activity never stops. 

Recent activities of the ladies' auxil- 
iaries are many and varied. The 
range of projects include financing sev- 
eral acres of trees planted by the US 
Forestry Department to contributing 
to American Field Service Interna- 
tional to promote these "fine young am- 
bassadors" to raising money for the 
American Parkinson Disease Associa- 
tion and the March of Dimes, and 
various medical services such as re- 
habilitation centers and children's hos- 
pitals, to visiting homes for the aged 
to entertain and serve luncheons to the 

From scholarship funding to raising 
money for health and research founda- 
tions to political action to continually 
upholding the union label, the ladies' 
auxiliaries are an extremely busy 

Today, a recent tally counted 224 
US ladies' auxiliaries, 22 Canadian 
ladies' auxiliaries, and 6 state coun- 
cils. The General Secretary continues 
to send out a Password twice a year to 
all the auxiliaries to keep the ladies 
posted on Brotherhood activities. As 
the ladies' auxiliaries near their 80th 
anniversary, just a few years younger 
than the UBC itself, we doff our hats 
to these dedicated women, and wel- 
come them along for the next 100 





The AFL-CIO has launched a nation-wide petition 
campaign calling on the Jaruzeisl^i regime in Poland 
to lift the martial law it imposed on December 13, 
and to free members and officers of the Solidarity 
labor federation detained since the crackdown. 

The petitions, which AFL-CIO unions are being 
asked to circulate among their members and others 
in the community, also call on the Polish govern- 
ment to resume good-faith negotiations with 
Solidarity based on the principles of the August 
1980 Gdansk agreement between the labor federa- 
tion and the government. 

The Gdansk accord gave Polish workers the 
right to form free trade unions, to strike, and other 
freedoms never before achieved in a communist 

The petitions are to be forwarded to the Embassy 
of Poland, 2640-16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 
20008, or to AFL-CIO national headquarters, which 
will pass them along to embassy officials. 


The National Institute of Building Sciences has 
recommended to President Reagan and the Con- 
gress that a one-year moratorium be declared for 
all new federal actions that will further constrain 
the housing and building community. Approxi- 
mately 100 federal regulatory programs affect 
the building process, according to a study released 
by the Institute. 


Employers with 11 or more employees are 
reminded by the Labor Department's Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration to post from 
February 1 to March 1 the total number of job- 
related injuries and illnesses that occurred during 

To fulfill the requirement, employers need to 
post the last page or right-hand portion of the 
OSHA Form 200, "Log and Summary of Occupa- 
tional Injuries and Illnesses." The form must be 
posted in areas where notices to employees are 
customarily posted. 


A special presidential commission last month 
recommended expansion of the powers of savings 
and loan associations, mutual savings banks and 
commercial banks so that all these financial insti- 
tutions can pump more money into the home 
mortgage market. The recommendations, contained 
in a 55-page preliminary Report on Financing 
Housing Needs in the 1980's adopted by the 
President's Commission on Housing, proposed the 
most massive structural changes in the nation's 
financial institutions since their basic framework 
was developed in the 1930s. 

The report calls for a "new framework for the 
delivery of housing" and "a more broadly based 
and resilient mortgage finance system" to meet 
the nation's housing needs in the coming decade. 
The report generally parallels a draft paper re- 
leased last December 4. A final report to the 
President and to the Department of Housing and 
Urban Development (HUD) is due April 30. The 
25-member presidential commission was estab- 
lished by President Reagan last June to help 
devise a national housing policy consistent with 
his economic recovery program. 


U.S. Secretary of Labor Raymond J. Donovan 
announced last month, that speedy Disaster 
Unemployment Assistance (DUA) aid will be pro- 
vided to all eligible persons in a five-county area 
of California declared a disaster area by President 

The counties of Contra Costa, Marin, San Mateo, 
Santa Cruz and Sonoma, all in the San Francisco 
area, were designated as the disaster areas as of 
December 19, 1981, as a result of torrential rain- 
storms and high tides causing heavy flooding, 
mud slides, and loss of life and property. 

Secretary Donovan said the U.S. Department 
of Labor's emergency relief effort will be in the 
provision of DUA benefits and job finding 
assistance to all those not eligible for benefits 
under the California jobless insurance program. 


The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, ruled 
that a company cannot withdraw from a multi- 
employer bargaining association simply because 
contract negotiations reach an impasse. 

Under the ruling, a company which withdraws 
from bargaining must comply with the terms of a 
contract that is subsequently negotiated. 

The NLRB permits employers to withdraw before 
negotiations begin on a new contract. But once 
the talks are under way, there must be "unusual 
circumstances" or "mutual consent" under NLRB 
guidelines before a company can back out. 


Job absence rates continue a downward trend, 
representing a new low for any quarter in the 
eight-year existence of quarterly surveys conducted 
by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (BNA), a 
private publisher of specialized information 
services located in the nation's capital. 



Only Three of Twenty-two Are Union 

UBC Continues Campaign 

On Behalf of Ethan Allen Employees 



Of the twenty-two plants that are 
part of the Ethan Allen furniture em- 
pire, only three are organized with a 
union contract. 

The Burnham, Maine, plant, where 
management refuses to grant an ac- 
ceptable collective bargaining agree- 
ment to Brotherhood members, is the 
fourth to be organized. It is the first at 
which the UBC is attempting to nego- 
tiate with Ethan Allen's management. 
The other three plants were working 
under a collective bargaining agree- 
ment with other unions at the time of 
their acquisition by Ethan Allen. 

Twice the Burnham employees of 
Ethan Allen, Inc. have voted for repre- 
sentation by the UBC, yet still the 
company refuses to grant an equitable 
union agreement to the employees — 
an agreement providing decent wages 
and working conditions and protection 
against unfair treatment on the job. 

The Burnham employees have 
shown their support for the UBC and 
the UBC, in turn, is showing its sup- 

port for the Burnham employees. 
Three UBC International Representa- 
tives have been assigned to the Burn- 
ham plant, and a UBC staff attorney 
has traveled to Maine to investigate 
Ethan Allen's alleged unfair labor 
practices. From Florida to California, 
Louisiana to Wisconsin, and points in- 
between, UBC organizers and repre- 
sentatives are leafleting Ethan Allen 
customers, publicizing the company's 
refusal to sign a fair union agreement. 

A basic principle is involved in the 
dispute: If an employer can ignore the 
wishes of employees voting for union 
representation, then the rights of all 
union members are jeopardized. 

For further information about the 
dispute and what you can do to sup- 
port the UBC's efforts to obtain a con- 
tract for Ethan Allen workers at 
Burnham, have your council or local 
contact the Organizing Department at 
the General Offices. (Councils, locals, 
and individuals should not initiate ac- 
tion on their own.) 


The UBC Union Messenger 

""Jm'-I"" '""" <:™C8>»S TO ETHAN 

vou VwV- 


Three of the informational leaflets 
being distributed on behalf of Ethan 
Allen employees at Burnham, Me. The 
top two go to employee members to keep 
them informed of the issues in dispute. 
The lower leaflet is being distributed to 


Centennial Exhibit Posters For Your Home Or Union Office 

As part of its Centennial celebration, the United Brotherhood 
presented a major exhibit of historic construction pictures at its 
recent 34th General Convention. Partially funded by the National 
Endowment for the Humanities, the exhibit brought together some 
of the best photographs ever taken in the industry. The exhibit will 
be shown in many parts of North America, and the three salon- 
quality posters shown above will be made available to visitors at a 

nominal fee. You can order personal copies of each of the posters, 
or all three, at $3.00 each, or $7.50 for the set of three, by sending 
cash, check, or money order to: General Secretary John Rogers, 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. If ordering 
other than the full set of three, please specify by the numbers 
shown. Allow two weeks for delivery. 






If the world economy continues on its present 
course, Canadians can expect high rates of unem- 
ployment and a gradually declining rate of inflation 
over the next five years, according to the Conference 
Board of Canada. 

The non-profit economic research institution, in 
its first medium term forecast, said that, on average, 
8% of the labor force will remain unemployed over 
the next five years— if the Federal Government and 
the Bank of Canada maintain their restrictive 
monetary and fiscal policies. 

The board also predicts that productivity grovrth 
in Canada (defined as output per worker) will 
average only 0.8% a year for the next five years. 
Given restrictive government economic policies, that 
means real wage growth will also be meagre. In fact, 
the board sees wages as barely keeping ahead of 
inflation for the next two years and falling behind 
again in 1984. 

Real consumer expenditures are expected to 
remain low as a result of continued high interest 
rates, slow population growth and high taxes. That 
in turn means the housing market will remain 
somewhat depressed. Housing starts are expected 
to average 195,000 units annually over the period, 
compared with the 1976-80 average of 220,000. 


The federal government has allotted an extra 
$50 million to be spent during the first half of 1982 
to help combat the increasing number of employee 

About $30 million will go to existing job-creation 
programs in areas with "very severe unemploy- 
ment," say Employment Minister Lloyd Axworthy. 
One such "area" slated to receive funding is the 
forest industry. The remainder of the funds will be 
used to keep potential layoff victims on the job, and 
to increase subsidies to workers moving to find 

However, even the government admits that the 
plan is basically a "stop-gap" measure at best. 


During 1980 the number of people living in 
poverty in Canada increased. Preliminary informa- 
tion based on Statistics Canada's conservative 
poverty lines indicates that 639,000 families plus 
826,000 unattached individuals were living in that 
desperate situation. Both groups increased in size 
from 1979 and combined include more than three 
million people who were forced to live on incomes 
which did not provide a decent standard of living. 

And apparently, families headed by women have 
a far bigger incidence or chance of being poor than 
families headed by men. Of all families headed by 
women in 1980, 42% lived in poverty compared 
with 7% for those headed by men. 


Continuing high interest rates have stalled 
projects worth more than $30 billion to the Atlantic 
provinces, says a report released yesterday by the 
Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. 

"Many of these projects form the basis for great 
optimism for the region's economic progress in the 
1980s and beyond," the council said, but develop- 
ment "is slipping further and further into the 
future," and the council's projection for the region's 
economy is bleak to at least mid-1982. 

Yet in Alberta, construction companies did 
$13.6-billion worth of business in 1981, $300 
million more than contractors in any other province, 
and, according to the Alberta Construction Associa- 
tion, will improve on that record in 1982. In a 
year-end review and forecast for the industry, the 
association said next year "dollar values for con- 
struction performed will reach an all-time high— in 
excess of $16 billion." 


If you've ever felt like not going to work on 
Monday morning, you had more good reasons for 
feeling that way than you thought. Two scientific 
studies by researchers at the University of Manitoba 
found that Mondays may be dangerous for your 
health. One of the reports, covering studies of 4,000 
men, concluded that "returning to work after a 
weekend off may trigger heart attacks because of 
physical strain, mental stress and pollutants." Men 
who have had no prior health problems are more 
likely to die from heart attacks on Monday; and 
another six-year study found that Monday is the 
most likely day for common colds to begin. 


The unemployment rate in Canada took its 
sharpest jump ever, rising to 8.2% in September 
from 7% in August. 

Statistics Canada, a federal agency, said the 
1.2% increase brought the jobless rate to its 
highest level since November 1978, when it also 
was 8.2%. The agency also reported a sharp drop 
in employment, with the number of Canadians 
holding jobs falling 63,000 over the month to 




in the news 


Mike Sarrasin, Local 33, Boston, Mass., has been a hockey 
fanatic for almost as long as he can remember. And this 
interest must run in the family, for his son also plays hockey. 

It was ten years ago, while 
watching his son practice in a 
junior hockey league, that he 
got the idea for his recently 
patented "hockey puck tether- 

ri ing device" — called by those 

M who know, "the puck handler." 

As detailed in the Rhode Island 
resident's area newspaper, the 
simply designed gadget slips 
onto the lower shank of any 
hockey stick, incorporating a 
puck on the end of a string, and 
consequently, allowing hockey 
hopefuls to practice puck han- 
dling without continually leaving the puck behind. The length 
of the string is adjustable by use of a spool located inside the 
device. Sarrasin is hoping to find a manufacturer interested in 
producing the device. 

Last October, the US Holocaust Memorial Council, a 
federally-established agency, sponsored the first International 
Liberators Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference 
is an effort to "belatedly pay tribute to those who liberated 
Holocaust victims"; the council is to be a "watchdog on 

Helmer R. Winger, Local 213, Houston, Tex., attended as 
one of the conference delegates. Winger, a building inspector 
and apprentice instructor, served in the Army from March 
1942 to November 1945 as a member of the 90th Infantry 
Division combat troops, one of the first divisions to land at 
Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. As detailed in The 
Houston Post, during his service. Winger helped liberate 
prisoners of Flossenberg, a concentration camp hidden away 
in the Bavarian Alps. 


Chet Snider, a retired member of Local 215, Lafayette, 
Ind., and resident of Norway, Ind., began his hobby while 
vacationing in Arizona. He began painting scenery on various 
pieces of wood and rock "because there wasn't anything else 
to paint on." He has since taken up carving — his specialty 
is rocking chairs, one of which he carved for President John- 
son in memory of John F. Kennedy. According to the 
Monticello Herald, the "Mayor of Norway", as Snider's 
friends call him, has sold a dozen paintings. Snider's art 
work is displayed for all to see in a bank window in 


Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in 
North America, was scaled and con- 
quered by Michael V. Palmer, member of 
Local 194, Oakland, California. 

This tremendous feat was accomplished 
May 10, 1981. 

Brother Palmer, a 29-year-old resident 
of Oakland, CA, is a very active partici- 
pant in the International Hunger Project 
— a campaign to end starvation in the 
world by 1997. 

The climbing party included two 
others, one of whom made it also to the 
summit. The outstanding achievement 
took 16 days to scale the 20,320-feet- 
high mountain. Six of those days were 
during hard driving storms. 

Palmer on top of Mt. McKinley 

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California Gains 
'Shared Appreciation 
Mortgage' Program 

Two new laws became effective last 
month in California which are expected 
to ease the mortgage burden for many 
home owners in that state. 

The legislation was initially drawn up 
at the request of the Carpenters and 
Joiners Pension Fund of Northern Cali- 
fornia, which plans to offer $10 million 
in mortgage funds immediately under one 
of the two laws. 

The legislation was sponsored by 

Clyde Farrar Named 
Project Director, 
Construction Safety 

General President William Konyha has 
named Clyde W. Farrar, Jr., as project 
director for the Brotherhood's Construc- 
tion Occupational Safety and Health pro- 
gram. The project is funded by a grant 
from the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA), U.S. Depart- 
ment of Labor. 

Farrar is a member of Local 132, 
Washington, D.C., as was his father. His 

Assemblyman Jim Costa of Fresno, and 
it had the active support of the Sequoia, 
Calif., District Council and the State 
Council. The laws are known as AB-2167 
and AB-2168, or SAM, short for "shared 
appreciation mortgage" financing laws. 
They are designed to lower monthly 
mortgage payments by reducing interest 
rates in exchange for a share of the 

AB-2167 applies only to federally- 
regulated pension funds, like those of 
Northern California Carpenters. It estab- 
lishes a one-third discount from prevail- 
ing mortgage rates in exchange for a one- 
third share of appreciation, payable when 
the loan expires or the house is sold. 

AB-2168 is more flexible and applies 
to all home mortgage lenders. It doesn't 
specify how much the interest rate must 

be discounted or how much of a return 
a lender is to receive on the appreciated 
value of the property. 

Both measures provide for terms of 
from 7 to 30 years. They also permit 
borrowers to take into account the cost 
of improvements in excess of $2,500 in 
determining their interest in the property. 

In addition, the shared appreciation 
mortgages that conform to the provisions 
of the bill will have priority over other 
liens such as those for a swimming pool 
or secondary financing, according to 
Peter Melnicoe, consultant to the Cali- 
fornia Assembly's Housing and Com- 
munity Development Committee. Melni- 
coe added that the laws "will have much 
greater application" in spurring the sale 
of new homes than in the existing new 
housing market. 

work in the construction industry includes 
20 years in the field of safety as an 
inspector, safety engineer, and six years 
as an OSHA compliance officer. He has 
participated in numerous investigations 
of construction and industrial accidents. 

As director of the new project, Farrar 
will work with Nicholas R. Loope, UBC 
Director of Research and Occupational 
Safety and Health. The new project will 
be guided and evaluated by the soon to 
be established National Carpentry Joint 
Occupational Safety and Health Com- 
mittee (NCJOSH), which includes repre- 
sentatives of both labor and management. 
Substantial efforts will be continued 
towards the full development of a 
national model joint occupational safety 
and health program for the Brotherhood. 

Clyde Farrar, left, with UBC 
Safely Director Nicholas Loope 

New Cabinet Plant 
In Rhode Island 
Is First of Two 

The Rhode Island Carpenters District 
Council recently completed negotiations 
with a new kitchen cabinet company. 

based in Spain, which now employs 60 
Brotherhood members in a Rhode Island 
plant and is exploring the West Coast for 
the site of a second plant. 

The Xey Corporation of America has 
a high production type of operation, 
according to Herbert Holmes, business 
manager for the council. It produces 
large quantities of kitchen cabinets and 
bathroom vanities. The Rhode Island 

plant has been in operation only about 
one year and is producing at about 30% 
of capacity. The plant expects to eventu- 
ally employ 300 production workers. 

Xey's Rhode Island plant was probably 
the first to be organized by the UBC in 
its second century. The Brotherhood won 
an election there last August 14 and was 
certified by the National Labor Relations 
Board on August 21. 

DC Council Goes 
100% for 1% Checkoff 
Among Full-time Officers 

The full-time officers and business 
agents of the Washington, D.C., and 
Vicinity District Council have signed up 
100% for a checkoff of 1% of their 
salaries as voluntary contributions to 
CLIC, the Carpenters Legislative Im- 
provement Committee. As of December 
31, a total of 1,022 local, district and 
international UBC leaders participate in 
CLIC's 1% -of -salary, political-action 

CLIC Director and General Treasurer Charles Nichols, center, shows a CLIC poster 
to the new one-percenters from the District of Columbia, They include, from left: 
R. Thomas Ponton, Lather BA; Don Andrews, William Pritchetl, Charlie Mackey, 
Nichols, D.C. Secretary-Treasurer Jim Merkle; Art Cray: Huj^h Turley; and 
Joe Stanalonie. 



The United Brotherhood's Union Label 

More Consumers Seek Union Label, 
AFL-CIO Label Department Reports 

The 60th convention of the AFL- 
CIO Union Label & Service Trades 
Department in New York City in 
November approved a per capita tax 
increase to cover expansion of the de- 
partment's union label and shop card 
promotion programs and its boycott 

Monthly per capita payments went 
from three cents per member each 
month to four cents on January 1, 
1982. The constitutional change also 
authorizes the executive board to raise 
the per capita payment by another 
cent after January 1, 1983, if that is 
deemed necessary. Affiliates would be 
given three months notice of the in- 

The tax paid by local union label 
and service trades councils will go 
from $12 to $25 per year, and the 
initiation fee for newly chartered 
councils will rise to $25 from $15. 

Sec.-Treas. Earl D. McDavid, re- 
porting on activities since its 1979 
meeting, stressed that the department 
is "a servant of the entire AFL-CIO" 
under its chartered responsibility "to 
be of substantial assistance to the entire 
labor movement." 

McDavid announced that he will re- 
sign as secretary-treasurer on February 
28, 1982, but will remain on the staff 
as a representative based in Seattle 
to help improve the delivery of the 
department's services to the Far West 
and to organize local councils through- 
out the western states. 

AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
told the convention that the depart- 
ment's growth and its record of success 
with its programs have helped under- 
mine the credibility "of some of the 
heavy thinkers, academics and jour- 
nalists who specialize in predicting 
the decline and fall of the American 
labor movement." 


The department has chartered 187 
new local union label and service 
trades councils since the last conven- 
tion, Kirkland pointed out, and he 
praised its efforts to successfully re- 
solve boycotts against the J. P. Stevens 

Co. and Winn-Dixie Stores, "the lead- 
ing anti-union forces in their respective 
industries," as well as the action 
against the Hussmann Refrigeration 

More and more consumers, Kirk- 
land said, are learning to look for the 
union label in the marketplace as a 
result of the department's programs. 

"If these are signs of decline," 
Kirkland quipped, "we surely need 
more of it." 

He told the convention the AFL- 
CIO is reappraising the labor move- 
ment's public relations and com- 
munications programs: and one of the 
first results has been the setting of 
new standards and streamlining of 
procedures for handling boycotts. 

One of the aims of the AFL-CIO's 
exploration of new electronic com- 
munications technology to improve 
communications with members and 
the public is to. help "increase the 

scope and impact of work of this de- 
partment, which is a vital part of the 
AFL-CIO," Kirkland said. 

In his summary of department pro- 
grams. McDavid pointed out that since 
1978, when the department began an 
intensive regional effort to organize 
local label councils within state and 
local central bodies, 268 new councils 
have been chartered, giving the depart- 
ment a total of 373 councils. 

In 1 980, he said, the department pub- 
lished it 223-page consumer directory 
of union-made products and services 
and has maintained its policy of pro- 
viding label and service trades infor- 
mation on request to organizations 
and individuals along with its pro- 
grams promoting the purchase of 
union-made goods. 


The AFL-CIO Executive Council 
guidelines for boycotts put primary 
responsibility for the action on the 
union involved, McDavid pointed out, 
stressing that the department is pre- 
pared to support the boycott "to what- 
ever extent that AFL-CIO union wants 
support, whether it be money or man- 
power, or whatever is needed." 

Among the 72 resolutions that were 
acted on by the delegates were mea- 
sures covering: 

• Encouragement of the use of 

Continued on page 

Six Decades of Leadership Described 
In Major Biography of George Meany 

In commemoration of the centennial 
of the AFL-CIO, the Federation has 
available a major new biography of 
George Meany. 

The 445-page book by Archie Robin- 
son, "George Meany and His Times," 
covers six decades of Meany's career as 
a labor leader, architect of the AFL-CIO, 
lobbyist for progressive legislation and as 
a public figure. 

Robinson drew largely from taped in- 
terviews that began in late 1975 and 
ended in 1979, six months before Meany's 
death, as well as interviews with Meany's 
friends, associates and family and Robin- 
son's experience covering labor for U.S. 
News & World Report. 

Also included are photographs of 
Meany's life throughout his 85 years. 

The biography may be ordered at a 
substantial discount from: AFL-CIO 
Books, P.O. Box 37473, Washington, 
D.C. 20013. One to five copies are $12.50 
each; six to 25 copies, $11.50 each; and 
more than 25 copies, $10.50 each. Pay- 
ment must accompany order; checks or 
money orders only (PAI). 







Many Cities and States Join 
Centennial Commemoration 

As our centennial year continues, so 
does the celebrating. The states of 
Arkansas, California, and Wyoming go 
on record as passing resolutions to honor 
the UBC Centennial. The Brotherhood 
also received recognition in Springfield, 
Mo.; Melrose, Mass.; Casper, Wyo., 
Cheyenne, Wyo.: and a proclamation was 
issued to Local 904 members in Jackson- 
ville, 111. Mayor James K. Sandison of 
Casper, Wyo., commended members of 
Local 1564 for "faithfully adhere[ing] to 
the guiding principals of cooperative ef- 
fort, responsible leadership, and com- 
munity service." In Cheyenne, Wyo., 
Brotherhood members produced two cen- 
tennial floats for area parades, taking first 
place honors in both events. 

And in Palatka, Fla., Brotherhood 
members got together for a celebration 
of their own: a birthday party with birth- 
day cake. 

Cheyenne, Wyo., Mayor Don Erikson 
signs a prochmalion while members of 
Local 469 look on. 

In Palatka, Fla., Brotherhood members 
and Brotherhood aspirants celebrate the 
UBC Centennial. The cake is appropri- 
ately decorated with tools, houses, and 

The Brotherhood's Centennial con- 
tinues to be recognized in all parts of 
the country. The above picture shows 
Kansas City, Mo., Business Representa- 
tive Clyde .Sharp receiving a proclamation 
from Pro Term Mayor of Springfield, 
Mo., Jerrv Slarcns. 

Wyoming Governor Ed Herschler places 
his signature on a proclamation issued to 
the Wyomiii;.; District Council. 

In September of last year, a resolution 
passed by the State of California com- 
memorating the Brotherhood's centennial 
was presented to the Bay District 
Council of San Francisco by Speaker of 
the House Leo T. McCarthy. Accepting 
the proclamation in the picture above 
are, from left: Bay District Council 
President Russ Pool. Speaker of the 
House McCarthy, and Bay District Field 
Representative Joe Grigsby. 


Continued from Page 21 

union label products and services by 
public and voluntary agencies. 

• Use of union-made clothing and 
tools on the job. 

• Continuation and expansion of 
the department's boycott programs on 
behalf of affiliates. 

• Development of an awards pro- 
gram to recognize achievement by 
workers and their employers in the 
production of union goods and use 
of union services and skills. 

• Increased activities in the Coors 
Beer and R. J. Reynolds boycotts. 


Continued from Page 9 

Local 620— Frank Bell, Jr., Coney H. 

Local 639— John Barrett, Robert W. Tilk. 
Local 781— William A. Pencil. 
Local 821 — George Pouris. 
Local 845 — Arthur Cardamone. 
Local 889— Delbert Rokeh. 
Local 900— Mark Porter. 
Local 902 — Leonard Flyntz. 
Local 921 — Vincent Frank. 
Local 964 — Peter Kuiken, Gerald Lyons. 
Local 982— Donald W. Belanger. 
Local 944— W. W. Jolly. 
Local 945— Don Boffa. 
Local 996 — Malcolm Lane. 
Local 1050 — Gene Mecoli. 
Local 1078 — Emmette E. Lancaster. 
Local 1093— Edward Letellier. 
Local 1145— C. W. Bruce Barger, Wil- 

helm H. Engel, Jr. 
Local 1160 — William James Holland. 
Local 1162— Gerald H. Wittig. 
Local 1207 — Henry F. Thomas. 
Local 1342 — Paul Green, Anthony A. 

Local 1345- Vincent Mitchell. 
Local 1401 — Karl E. Brotz, Leonard R. 

Local 1438 — Louis M. Ritz. 
Local 1456 — Julio Mobilio, John Wester- 
Local 1478 — Sidney Brown. 
Local 1489— Thomas W. Richmond. 
Local 1548— S. Schefski. 
Local 1590— John Foley. 
Local 1596— Gilbert L. Cattoor. 
Local 1631 — Charles E. Menges. 
Local 1665 — James P. Hicks, Guy Melton. 
Local 1795— G. F. Yates. 
Local 1922 — Richard Bunker. 
Local 2018— Michael J. Walker. 
Local 2022 — Joseph Gotto, Jr. 
Local 2203— Frank E. McCarty. 
Local 2214— Billy G. Eichelberger. 
Local 2250— Emil N. Eilertsen, Paul S. 

Hunt, H. A. Langenes. 
Local 2274 — Robert C. Cameron, John 

W. Cousins, Joseph M. Severino. 
Local 3202— David Gerland. 



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First Organizing Seminar in Houston Sets Stage for Coordinated Drive 

To bolster the Brotherhood's participation in the current 
AFL-CIO membership drive in Houston, Tex., General 
Organizer Walter Barnett recently conducted the first of a 
series of organizing training seminars in the busy Gulf Coast 

Barnett is shown at left in the top picture. With him on a 
panel are Task Force Organizers William Sharp and Ron 
Angell. At far right is Sixth District Board Member Dean 
Scoter. Other seminar participants are shown in the lower 

New Northern California Facility 

Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco and San Mateo 
County Calif., Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee members 
and labor officials were on hand when Hans Wachsmuth, vice 
president of Williams and Burrows and chairman of the 46 
Counties board of trustees for the Carpenters Training 
Program, turned the first spadeful of earth at the construction 
site for a new apprenticeship training facility. 

Shown in the picture. Front row: Frank Benda, training 
program director; Board Member Russell Pool, Local Union 
483; Wachsmuth; Frank Castiglone, Local 2046; Roy Fouche, 
District Council; Bill Wright, Local 1408. 

Back row, left to right: Ted Knudson, Local 1149; Jim 
Green, board member; Joe Grigsby, District Council; Marvin 
Tyrrell, Local 2046; Jerry Conners, Local 1622; Alan Linder, 
Local 36; Tony Viola, Local 2046; Peter Shantz, Local 194. 

Albuquerque Nurses 
Open Contract Talks 

Virginia Carpenter of the Southwest 
Industrial Council, second from left, with 
three Local 2208 officers: Margaret Brito, 
recording secretary; Dona Elayn Segura, 
president; and Maria Cordova, vice 
president. Sally Pratt, not shown, is 
treasurer of the new local union. 


The 135 registered nurses at the 
Veterans Administration Hospital in 
Albuquerque, N.M., opened contract 
talks with hospital management on 
January 21, after almost eight weeks of 
laying the ground work under Federal 
regulations governing VA employees. 

Certified last May 13 after an organiz- 
ing campaign by the Brotherhood's South- 
west Industrial Council, the nursing unit 
now comprises Local 2208. 

Ambulance Workers 
Seek Bargaining 

Forty-one ambulance workers at 
Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, 
N.M., voted 32-9, last year, in favor of 
representation by the United Brother- 
hood, but hospital officials say they will 
go to court to fight the bargaining unit. 

The ballots were impounded after the 

election when the hospital filed an appeal 
with the National Labor Relations Board 
in Washington, D.C., arguing that the 
Albuquerque Ambulance Service em- 
ployees do not constitute a proper bar- 
gaining unit. 

Ben Klausner, a paramedic who serves 
on a five-member steering committee of 
the unit said that he was disappointed 
that the hospital refused to bargain. He 
said the hospital's position "puts the lie" 
to its assurances that it would do right by 
its employees without pressures from a 

The first private pension plan offered by 
a company was established in 1875 by the 
American Express Company, according 
to "Labor Firsts in America," a publica- 
tion of the U.S. Department of Labor. 


Hempstead Members Display Skills 
in Framing Building With Steel 

Members of Local 1921, Hempstead, N.Y., have been 
working on some out-of-the-ordinary buildings projects at a 
New York State College Campus. Hofstra University on 
Long Island, N.Y., with the help of a federal grant, is 
building two-story dormitories, framed in a normal manner, 
but replacing the normal building material, wood, with metal. 
All of the steel used in the wall and partition framing, the 
ceiling joists, and the rafters is cut to fit on the job, "just like 
a private home." John H. Overgaard, a member of Local 
1921 , has preserved some of the construction process on film: 
a sample before and after building is shown in the accom- 
panying pictures. 

Chris, Wayne 
and Joe Simpson 
combine wood- 
working and 
skills at Hofstra. 
Such skills are 
adaptable to all 
types of 

Not Sleeping . . . Just Sawing 
Wood On A Bed Frame 

Carpenters have always been an innovative bunch, and 
Claude Despres of Jewilt City, Conn., a Brotherhood 
member, is no exception. The above picture shows 
Despres standing next to a saw rig he made from old 
bed frames and assorted scrap iron; the protective 
guards are old refrigerator shelves. After completing the 
rig, painting it, and installing a belt, Despres used his 
contraption to cut wood for the winter for his family. 

Retirees' Party In Hampton 

Local 3130, Hampton, S.C, hosted its 13th Annual 
retirees Christmas party on December 16 at the James A. 
Parker hall in Hampton. Joining in the celebration were 
representatives of the Westinghouse Corp. and officers of the 
local. Each retiree was presented a box of fruit from the 
union and a turkey from Westinghouse. A delicious luncheon 
was prepared by Muriel Mixson. 

Local 3130 held its first retirees party in December, 1969 
and at tliat time had about 30 retirees. It now has about 145, 
all former Westinghouse employees. 

Miami DC Installs Officers 

The Carpenters District Council of Miami, Fla., installed 
new officers on January 6. They include, lefl to right, Paul 
Quillen, Gene Perodeau, John Rcid, Bus. Rep. Kenneth 
Berghuis, Jose Collado, Paul Walker, Jr., and Bob Stephenson, 



A century of historical papers from the Carpenters' District Council of St. Louis, 
Mo., were presented to the University of Missouri's Western Historical Manuscripts 
Collection in special ceremonies on the University's Columbia, Mo., campus, 
November 30. Presenting the documents was Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer 
Ollie Langhorst, fourth from left, to University Chancellor Dr. Barbara Uehling, 
fifth from left, and President Dr. James C. Olson, sixth from left. At the ceremonies, 
from left, were Sixth District Board Member Dean Sooter; Missouri State Council 
President James Meyers; Assistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the District 
Council Leonard Terbrock {Langhorst, Dr. Uehline, D. Olson): Missouri State 
Council Secretary-Treasurer Keith Humphrey; retired District Council officer Carl 
Reiter and Council President William Steinkamp. The papers include manuscripts, 
letters and local union minutes which are catalogued and then carefully filed by dates 
for quick reference by researchers. — Union Communications Corp. photo 

St. Louis Council 
Historical Papers 

As part of the Brotherhood's 100th 
anniversary celebration this year, the 
Carpenters' District Council of Greater 
St. Louis, Mo. has donated 115 volumes 
of historical records to the University of 
Missouri's Western Historical Manuscripts 

Termed the most extensive collection 
of union historical data ever received. 
University President Dr. James C. Olson 
accepted the gift, which he called "a 
significant collection of basic source 
material which will make a major con- 
tribution towards understanding our past." 

The presentation was made by a 
delegation of St. Louis District Council 
officers headed by Council Executive 
Secretary-Treasurer Ollie Langhorst, As- 
sistant Executive Secretary-Treasurer 
Leonard Terbrock and President William 

Olson noted that one of the great 
shortcomings in historical writing is a 
clear understanding of just how important 
the labor movement really was in the 
growth and prosperity of America. "In 
great measure, the shortcoming is the 
result of the lack of basic material from 
which to draw historical information," 
he said. Stating that this donation will be 
a major addition to the University's his- 
torical files, which will be open to the 
public and students alike, he stressed that 
they will make a major contribution to 
historically documenting the Carpenter 
union's role in America's proud history. 

In presenting the data — old minute 
books, letters and other documents dat- 
ing back to 1892 — Langhorst praised 
the patience and skill of hundreds of 
former local union secretaries who took 
the time to compile such tedious and 
accurate minutes, etc. He noted at one 

time, union minutes were taken verbatim, 
some in other languages such as German 
(there were three German carpenter 
locals in St. Louis at one time). 

He pointed out that the carpenters' 
locals throughout the state have played, 
and continue to play, a major role in 
the history of the state and the Uni- 
versity of Missouri. "We're very proud 
that you feel our records will make a 
contribution to history just as our mem- 
bers have made a contribution to the 
growth of our state and this fine uni- 

Langhorst noted that this gift was 
particularly significant since the national 
union's founder, Peter J. McGuire, was 
a member of St. Louis 6 when he 
launched the idea of a national union of 

There are some 3600 individual col- 
lections of letters, diaries, records and 
documents stored by the Manuscripts 
Collection, many are on microfilm with 
a great number of the actual old records 
stored in limestone caves near Kansas 

Among those collections are records 
from St. Louis Typographical Local 8, 
St. Louis Brewers and Maltsters, the 
Missouri State Labor Council and the 
St. Louis Central Trades Council and 
Kansas City Labor Council. 

Minnesota Local 
Names VOC Group 

Local 2465 of Willmar, Minn., has 
named a four-man Volunteer Organizing 
Committee to increase its membership 
among employees of Goebel Fixture Co., 
Martin Systems, and other firms. Mem- 
bers of the VOC unit include: Steven J. 
Ahmann, Randy Bjerkisness, Claude Dob- 
belaera, and Lynn Hagen. 


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On Your Hard Hat 

The Brotherhood Organizing Department 
has Hard Hat Pencil Clips like the one 
shown above available at 40<; each 
(singly or in quantity). The clips keep 
your marking pencils handy and they 
display in red and blue letters the fact 
that you're a member of the UBC. Each 
clip comes with a SVi" pencil stub 
already clipped in and ready to go. Just 
peel off the adhesive cover and apply 
the clip to your hard hat. 

Order a Hard Hat Pencil (G0406) as 
follows: Send 40<; in cash, check or 
money order to UBC Organizing Depart- 
ment, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Be sure to enclose your full name and 

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M. M. Sundt Construction 
Co. is building a better 
America through 
cooperation between 
management and labor. 

On July 31, 1961, after only | 
60 working days, the con- 
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completed tor the Olympia- 
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downtown Dallas. 

Rising to a height o( 483 
feet, the compieK structure 
exemplifies Sundl s exper- 
lise in slipform constrijclion 
. the same ' Know How' 
Ihat was used when Sundi 
constructed the Heumon 

This project demonslrates the successful 
blending of Sundt projecl management with the 
skills represented by the following Dallas Local 
Union Building Trades. 

©Carpenters District Council 
of Nortfi Central Texas and 
Local 198. Dallas. Texas. 


Iron Workers District 
Council of the State of 
Texas and Local 481. 
Dallas, Texas. 

North Central Texas 
Laborers District Council 

\,V^' and Local 648. 
~ Dallas, Texas. 

Operating Engineers 

Local 714. Dallas. Texas. 

Operative Plasterers' and 
Cement Masons, Local 549. 
Dallas. Texas. 

Dallas Pride in Union Construction 

The advertisement above appeared in The Dallas, Tex., Morning News, last year, as 
M. M. Sundl Construction Co. of Tucson, Ariz., expressed thanks to the union 
Building Trades for a job well done. The company erected a slip-form core job on 
the Otympia-York Office Tower Project in only two months, and union Carpenters of 
the Dallas area performed much of the work. 

"Tooling Around" 
In Springfield 

Schools in the Springfield, Mo., area 
are hearing about Carpenters first hand. 
Kansas City District Council Business 
Representative Clyde Sharp, and Ray 
Claar, Local 978, Springfield, Mo., have 
developed a program for presentation at 
local high schools on "Career Day." The 
presentation includes an extensive tool 
display, and a video screen presentation 
of the history of organized labor in the 
state of Missouri. Sharp and Claar have 
already taken their message to four area 
high schools. 

Business Representative Clyde Sharp and 
Springfield, Mo. Local 978's Ray Claar 
stand by an extensive tool display, ready 
to answer questions about the UBC. 



First "Pile Doe' 
In Missouri 

Cathy Cookson on the job. 

Cathy Cookson may very well be the 
first "pile doe;" at least, the first woman 
to invoke such terminology in Missouri, 
according to The St. Louis, Mo., Labor 
Tribune. In a job where workers have 
long been called "pile bucks," Cathy is 
out every day helping drive 97 foot by 
18 inch sheets of interlocking steel into 
the river bottom, and installing templates 
to support the steel sheets. The project is 
a new cofferdam to enable replacement of 
the current Alton, Mo., lock and dam. 
Cathy Cookson is a union piledriver. 

Cathy, a mother of two, is a third-year 
apprentice with Local 47, St. Louis, Mo., 
and she has been on the dam project for 
nine months. She's always wanted to be 
a carpenter, but spent eight years trying 
to "break in" to a field that was pre- 
dominantly male. After doing clerical 
work for the county, her break came 
when she got a job as a foreman on a 
site development crew in the Department 
of Public Works. 

Although Cathy's current work is 
dangerous, often working 30 feet above 
the river's surface, Cathy is "thrilled" to 
be a part of it. "Someday my boys can 
point to the dam and tell their children 
'your grandma worked on that.' " 

Being Remodeled 

Local 625 of Manchester, N.H., is 
celebrating its 80th birthday and, to give 
the local a facelift for the occasion, 
members are remodeling the 1891 build- 
ing, above, which serves as headquarters. 
Shown outside, foreground, is Bus. Rep. 
Fred Ebol and, walking into the building, 
Albert Farland. 

Craft Maid Kitchens 
Told to Recognize 

Craft Maid Kitchens Inc., Reading, Pa., 
was recently ordered by a federal ad- 
ministrative law judge to cease unfair 
labor practices in attempting to prevent 
its employees from unionizing and re- 
fusing to recognize the United Brother- 
hood's Local 492 as the employees' 
bargaining agent. The NLRB judge 
ordered the company to recognize the 
union, retroactive to February 6, 1980. 

Mom, The Carpenter 

In the recent days of old, when the 
UBC had only two choices for children's 
T-shirts, "Dad" or "Daddy," some 
ingenuity was needed by youngsters with 
a Carpenter parent that was not Dad 
or Daddy. Apprentice Margaret Roth, 
Local 1074, Eau Claire, Wise, sent us 
this picture of her son's solution to the 

Now, of course, "Mom" members can 
order T-shirts which read "My mom is a 
union carpenter" without such altera- 
tions. "Mom" shirts are available in 
white with blue trim in small (ages 6-8), 
medium (ages 10-12) and large (ages 
14-16). The shirts are $3.75 each, in- 
cluding cost of handling and mailing. 
Send order and remittance — cash, check, 
or money order, to: General Secretary 
John S. Rogers, United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America, 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washing- 
ton, D.C. 20001. 

The Carpenter magazine has 46 
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Treasurer Peter J. Terzick entitled, "What 
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and have been broadcast — are printed 
on a stiff 9-inch by 12-inch poster board 
and are suitable for framing. Individual 
members or local unions may obtain 
copies free of charge by writing to: 
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Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 . . . 
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We recently received the follow- 
ing letter from the president of 
Local 829, Santa Cruz, Calif. Be- 
lieving the membership would be 
interested in what Jonathan Bou- 
telle had to say, we are reprinting 
the letter in its entirety: 

December 22, 1981 
Dear Editor: 

On December 17, at 7:40 AM, 
I was at my job at the Carpenters 
Union when I received a telephone 
call. It was from the wife of a 
union member who said that her 
husband had just been called by 
Hal Lindsey, another carpenter. 
Hal's 18-month-old son had been 
missing overnight, in rugged Scotts 
Valley terrain, and they were going 
to expand the search during the 
daytime. Could we help to get 
some other people there? 

I get right on the phone to con- 
tact the membership. Within half 
an hour, we had 15 carpenters on 
their way out to help this family 
in trouble. In every case, when 
told of the emergency nature of 
what was happening, and that a 
brother could use some help, the 
only response was "What's the 
address?" and "I'm on my way." 

When I checked back with the 
Lindseys, I discovered that the boy 
had just been found and was all 
right, and stopped soliciting volun- 
teers. The job was done. During 
the test of the morning our office 
received about 20 phone calls from 
others who had heard of the emer- 
gency and wished to help. 

I was overwhelmed by the spirit 
of people who wanted to help their 
fellow beings, and the speed at 
which each individual grasped the 
problem and offered assistance. It 
is this spirit of ready offering of a 
helping hand that best exemplifies 
the cooperative spirit of the human 
race in general and the trade union 
movement in particular. The proud 
professionals of the Sheriffs 
Mounted Posse and Jeep Posse, 
and members of the community at 
large all played their parts during 
the long night's search. Each group 
acted through its particular net- 
work to respond to a community 

My point is this: I am proud of 
our union membership, and the 
community in which they reside, 
that such support can be generated 
for a family in trouble. And I would 
urge that Union members, and 
members of the community at 
large think of the Unions as places 
where they can turn to for a help- 
ing hand in time of emergency. 

Jonathan Boutelle 


. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public oflfices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is ofl to the following: 


The Palm Beach County, Fla., Dis- 
trict Council has been busy raising money 
for "Jerry's Kids." On Labor Day of last 
year. Palm Beach District Council 
Organizers joined with the WIZD radio 
public relations staff to enter the "Bed 
Race." The entry, shown above, won Best 
of Show, the Media Award, and placed 
second overall. Carpenters from Local 

819, Palm Beach, Fla., and 1308, Lake 
Worth, Fla., also entered the Building 
Trades "Tug of War." Although the 
lightest weight team, the Carpenters out- 
pulled all craft teams, finishing second 
only to the Building Trades Team. Money 
raised as a result of many Labor Day 
events totaled over $270,000. 

Radio staff and UBC organizers in the race, from left: Sanmntha Rutter, WIZD 
radio: Ken Otterson. Local 819: Arvette Englehart, WIZD radio: Tom Deese, Local 
819 organizer. Bill Geans, Local 819; and Jay Bayles, Local 819. 

UBC members participate in the "Tug oj War." Participants included Jay Bayles, 
Local 819; Bruce Barf ait. Local 1308; Charles DeMonaco. Local 1308; Doug Barry, 
Local 819: Mike Carroll, Local 819; Tom Deese, Local 819; Charles Kranek, Local 
819: Jay Broshoe, Local 819; and Robert Harris, Local 1308. 


Eighteen members of Local 1419 Johns- 
town, Pa., turned out recently to make 
emergency repairs to a building owned 
by Goodwill Industries of Johnstown. 

Volunteers included Rudy Zakraysek, 
Ralph Gillin, Roy Geisel, Jim Lohr, Wade 
Howard, Bob Ulasky, Don Ressler, Dave 
Bandzuh, Ed Trzeciak, Glen Lang, Stan 
Miller, Warren Gearhart, Kurt Long, Joe 
Kozar, Paul Mancini, Rick Watkins, Paul 
Cummins and John Koshute. 

Goodwill bought the building two weeks 
before the 1977 flood. The damage from 
the flood and vandalism, made it neces- 
sary for the building to be totally boarded 
up or razed. Goodwill had money for 

Wilson Construction Company do- 
nated the 2 X 4's, nails, scaffolding and 
1 1 5 sheets of plywood — and the Carpen- 
ters did the job. 




Minnesota Carpenters Were Busy 
In What Was Once North Hibbing 

North Hibbing, Minn., where the accompanying pictures 
were taken in the early 1900s is no more, for North Hibbing 
was sitting on a rich body of iron ore. Between 1919 and 
1922, the community was moved, and by 1930, North Hibbing 
was a large open pit mine. 

These two historic pictures come to us from Robert 
Schmid, a member of Local 1609 in nearby Hibbing, Minn. 
Schmid's hobby is collecting old photographs. These particular 
pictures, depicting Local 1609 activities, have special meaning 
for Schmid and his family as his wife's grandfather, John 
Toivola, shows up in both. The pictures show Brotherhood 
members at work on the First M. E. Church of North 
Hibbing in 1916, and in front of the finished church, 1917. 
Schmid's grandfather, William Lundquist was also a member 
of Local 1609, serving as president and financial secretary. 

The group in front of the finished church include: Front 
row, Gilbert Johnson, William Olson, Algot Lidholm, 
Rudolph Ness; second row, Albert Johnson, John Fast, Joe 
Bruelett, and Toby Pispa; third row, unknown, Joe Jule and 
John Toivola; rear, Ben Santini; on scaffold, Jens Johnson. 


Last fall, 96-year-old Local 87, St. Paul, 
Minn., participated in the Minnesota 
State Union Industries Show. The above 
photo shows, left, Financial Secretary 
Rod Danielson and, right. Business Agent 
Dick Prior standing in front of a large 
logo that was also used at the Centennial 
Convention. Any profits from the show 
were to go toward paying off the 
mortgage on the new St. Paul Labor 


The new national head of the Rainbow 
Division Veterans is a Brotherhood 
member: Garnett Jones of Local 16, 
Springfield, 111. The Rainbow Division 
Veterans trace their inception to the 
famous Rainbow Infantry Division of 
World War I. During World II, the 
Rainbow Division was reactivated, 20,000 
strong; an action that was partially 
financed by the World War I group. 
Jones, a member of the World War 
II 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division, shot 
off the lock on the Dachau Prison Camp 
as the infantry released 33,000 inmates. 
He was recently elected national presi- 
dent at the Division's 63rd National 
Convention in Reading,. Pa. 


Apprentices in Washington, D.C. re- 
cently recieved commendations and 
thanks for their help in making the 
Jackson School Arts Center a reality. 
The Washington, D.C. Board of Educa- 
tion, in the first instance of this kind, 
has allowed the arts community the 
long-term use of a vacant school build- 
ing. As arranged by Washington, D.C. 
Joint Carpentry Apprenticeship Director 
Anthony Giaquinta, apprentices donated 
their labor to convert the school interior 
to a gallery space for the center's first 
exhibition. Backed by the Corcoran 
School of Art, the Washington, D.C. 
Board of Education, and A. Salon, Ltd., 
a cooperative artists' group, the center 
is designed to expand the scope of arts 
education programming in the Wash- 
ington, D.C. area. 


Carl Treiberg, retired member of Local 
2463, Ventura, Calif., is still busy with 
a hammer. He is helping out at his 
church by working on a new addition. 
Carl joined the Brotherhood at the age 
of 20 in 1916, and has been a loyal 
member ever since. His younger brother, 
Herman, joined in 1924, and although 
both are now retired, their involvement 
with Local 2463 and their church's 
activities just keeps right on going. 




Cast your eyes upon the table sugar 
and you easily dismiss the health 
warnings you've been hearing about it. 
Surely, you think, something that white 
and pristine can't be bad. Then, put a 
few grains on the tip of the tongue 
and you're convinced something that 
tickles the taste buds so pleasantly 
must have virtues. 

But take heed. Researchers continue 
to mount a bitter case against the high 
indulgence in sweets which is charac- 
teristic of Americans. 

Each person in the U.S. annually 
averages about 83 pounds of table 
sugar plus 42 pounds of corn syrups, 
honey and such, for a total that ac- 
tually exceeds 125 pounds. Increas- 
ingly, these caloric sweetners are con- 
sumed as hidden ingredients in proc- 
essed foods such as ketchup, salad 
dressing and precooked dinners as well 
as candies, sodas and pastries. 

Laboratory experiments with rats at 
the Agriculture Department's research 
facilities in Beltsville, Md., have been 
indicting all sugars and particularly 
table sugar for almost a decade. In the 
latest test comparing different kinds of 
sugar, the scientists chose rats that 
were genetically sensitive to carbohy- 
drates and gave them a balanced diet 
closely resembling what people eat in 
the way of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, 
vitamins and minerals. 

However, one group of rats received 
table sugar as their carbohydrates. 
Table sugar, also called sucrose, is 
classed as a dissacharide because it con- 
tains glucose and fructose in a double- 
molecule configuration. Another group 
of rats received glucose and fructose 
separately. These sugars are called 
monosaccharides since they have 
single-molecule structures. 

In the end, sucrose looked pretty 
bad. The rats who ate it had larger 
livers, increased fat-inducing enzymes, 
more fat in the blood, higher levels of 
insulin in the blood (insulin is a hor- 
mone that regulates blood sugar) and 
more body fat, according to Dr. Otho 
E. Michaelis, IV. 

Most of the symptoms in the suc- 
rose-fed animals are risk factors for 
diabetes and heart disease in humans, 
Michaelis said. 

Nevertheless, don't conclude that 

Watching Your Health? 
Watch That Sugar! 

by Goody L. Solomon 
Press Associates, Inc. 

corn syrups or fructose are good for 
you, warns Michaelis. "Any sugar is 
going to cause problems," he said, 
"and the dissacharide is the worst." 

A few years ago, USDA rat experi- 
ments demonstrated that table sugar 
was far more fattening than starch. 
Back then, one group of rats received 
a diet in which 54% of their calories 
came from sucrose. Another group ate 
54% of their calories in the form of 
starch. All rats also received recom- 
mended levels of essential minerals, 
vitamins and protein. 

The results: The sugar-fed critters 
gained more weight; 35% which 
was fat. What's more, they showed 


The U.S. Department of Agricul- 
ture (USDA) has issued a public 
warning to be sure pork cooked in 
microwave ovens reaches 170° F. 
throughout the meat. 

Donald L. Houston, administrator 
of Agriculture's Food Safety and 
Quality Service, said, "Unpublished 
studies indicate that under certain cir- 
cumstances trichinae and food poison- 
ing bacteria may not be destroyed by 
microwave cooking," but he added 
these studies need verification. 

Fortunately, due to stringent regu- 
lations, trichinosis is hardly a health 
problem in this country anymore. 
Only 1% of the hogs slaughtered com- 
mercially have the living parasite in 
their muscles when slaughtered, and 
only 100-200 clinical cases of trichino- 
sis have been reported annually, with 
two or three deaths. Agriculture esti- 
mates, however, that perhaps 100,000 
people may experience extremely mild 
trichinosis infections that are dis- 
missed since the early symptoms of 
upset stomach and vomiting resemble 
many minor ailments. 

To be on the safe side, USDA 
urges all who prepare pork in micro- 
wave ovens to follow these steps: 

• Check the manufacturer's direc- 
tion for appropriate cooking times; 

• Rotate dishes during cooking; 

• After removing pork from oven, 
wrap it in foil and let it sit for sev- 
eral minutes to permit more uniform 
temperature distribution — microwaves 
heat food on the outside first by 
vibrating water molecules. 

• After the pork sits, check various 
places with a meat thermometer. If 
any part of the chop or roast has not 
reached at least 170 degrees, cook it 

— Press Associates, Inc. 

symptoms of adult onset diabetes, 
namely higher levels of blood glucose 
and insulin when fasting; also higher 
fasting levels of triglycerides. 

Applying all this to our eating 
habits, it signifies that weight control 

is not merely a matter of counting 
calories. The kind of calories you con- 
sume counts, too. 

It's the refined sugar that can aug- 
ment an individual's propensity to 
obesity and diabetes. When we take in 
natural sugar — from fruits, for in- 
stance — along with vitamins and min- 
erals, we consume fiber which may 
have the ability of reducing the ill ef- 
fects of sugar, according to recent re- 
search. Then, too, the bulkiness of 
natural sugar puts an automatic lid on 
the amount we eat at one time. 

Meanwhile, a starchy food like 
potatoes or rice, once maligned as the 
foe of dieters, can be their best friend. 
You see, sugar needs almost no diges- 
tion. It goes rapidly and directly into 
the blood. But starch must be changed 
into glucose, a gradual process that 
keeps the blood sugar and insulin levels 
at a more even keel. When blood sugar 
doesn't sink too low, appetite is more 
easily controlled. Another benefit of 
starch is it satisfies better and longer 
than sugar. 

If you're looking for quick energy 
just before a tennis game, sugar isn't 
the answer. True, you'll get a boost as 
a result of elevated blood sugar but 
you won't burn up that sugar unless 
you exercise very strenuously. Conse- 
quently, the sugar will turn to fat. 



Carpenter Magazine 
Costs More to Mail 

Your Carpenter Magazine and, in fact, 
all other union journals and non-profit 
publications face staggering increases in 
postal costs this year because of Reagan 
Administration budget cuts. 

Already paying second class mailing 
charges of approximately $39,000 a 
month, The Carpenter now must pay an 
additional quarter million dollars per 
year because of increased second class 
postage rates which went in effect Janu- 
ary 10. 

At a special meeting, the US Postal 
Service Board of Governors voted to 
bring nearly all "preferred" rates imme- 
diately up to levels that would not other- 
wise have taken effect until 1987. 

Rates would have been increased in a 
series of steps over that period in a phase 
rate schedule set up under the Postal 
Reorganization Act as a way of easing 
the impact of rate hikes on non-profit 

The Board of Governors said it was 
forced to act "as a result of congressional 
cuts in Postal Service appropriations." 

In the continuing budget resolution 
approved December 15 and signed by the 
President, Congress cut the Postal Service 
appropriations from $800 million to $614 
million, including funds that would have 
reimbursed USPS for the "revenue fore- 
gone" by the agency for handling non- 
profit mailings at rates below its actual 

The new rates substantially increase 
those announced by the Board of Gover- 
nors as recently as November 1, 1981. 
The only exceptions allowed for by Con- 
gress in appropriating funds were for 
fourth-class library rates and second-class 
in-county rates. These rates were in- 
creased to levels originally due in 1984. 

The International Labor Press Associa- 
tion of the AFL-CIO, which had been 
fighting to maintain the phased-rate 
schedule, is urging labor publications to 
step up efforts to use the presortation 
discounts now available to non-profit 
mailers as a way of offsetting the impact 
of the increases. 

The discounts, won for the non-profit 
press largely through ILPA's participa- 
tion in cases before the Postal Rate Com- 
mission, permit mailers to pay lower 
rates in return for sorting and bundling 
mail to several zip code levels and, in the 
case of many larger mailers, to USPS 
carrier route levels. 

The ILPA pointed out that while the 
failure of Congress to resist the budget- 
cutting demands left the Board of Gover- 
nors little choice, there is a slim chance 
that Congress may still restore at least 
part of the phasing when it acts on the 
final budget bills. Both the Senate and 
House versions of those bills contain 
funding for the revenue foregone appro- 

Heaviest impact will be felt in the 
second-class outside county per piece rates 


which will go from the current 3.5 cents 
to 7.1 cents. Rates for mailers that pre- 
sort to three and five zip code digits will 
go from 1.9 cents to 5.5 cents, and mail 
sorted to carrier route will go from 0.9 
cents per piece to 4.5 cents. 

Third class non-profit bulk rates will 
jump from 3.8 cents to 5.9 cents at the 
required sorting level, from 2.9 cents to 
5.0 cents at the three and five digit sort- 
ing level, and from 1.9 cents to 4.0 cents 
for those mailers able to take advantage 
of carrier route sorting. 

US Elderly Face 
Medicare Hikes 

Elderly in the United States covered 
by Medicare insurance will pay a greater 
share of their health costs in 1982 as a 
result of higher deductibles and premiums 
announced by the Health & Human Re- 
sources Department. 

Fueled by soaring health costs, pre- 
miums for the nearly 29 million enrollees 
in Medicare's supplementary medical in- 
surance program — known as Medicare 
Part B — will rise by 11.2%, or $1.20, 
to $12.20 a month in July. Medicare 
Part B covers doctors' bills, outpatient 
services, diagnostic tests, medical equip- 
ment, home health services, and other 
out-of-hospital costs. 

About 28.8 million persons will be en- 
rolled under Medicare Part B in the next 
fiscal year, 26 million of them over the 
age of 65 and the rest disabled under 65, 
HHS said. 

The increase in the monthly premium 
comes on top of a '$15 increase in the 
calendar year deductible, to $75 effective 
January 1, that Congress passed as part 
of last summer's budget-cutting legisla- 

The premium increase is smaller than 
last year's jump of nearly 15%, from 
$9.60 the year before. Premiums have 
gone up steadily since the program began 
in 1966. 

The government also announced that 
Medicare's hospital (Part A) deductible 
will increase more than originally antici- 
pated. Effective Jan. 1, the hospital insur- 
ance deductible became $260. It was 
$204 in 1981. This means that when a 
Medicare patient enters the hospital and 
begins a new "benefit period" in 1982 
he or she will have to pay for the first 
$260 of covered hospital services. 

The hospital insurance deductible has 
increased almost every year since Medi- 
care began. The Part B medical insur- 
ance deductible increase is the first in 
eight years. 

HHS said the cost of benefits under 
Part B is expected to increase to $17.3 
billion in fiscal 1982's $14.7 billion. The 
agency blamed increases in the program's 
cost on doctors' fees and the number of 
services furnished, a trend toward more 
expensive services, and an increase in the 
cost and use of outpatient services. 

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FATHER: I want you home by 1 1 , 

DAUGHTER: Really! You know 
I'm no longer a child! 

FATHER: I know. That's why I 
want you home by 1 1. 



Teacher: What is usually used as 
conductor of electricity? 

Goofy Gus: Why . . . er . . ." 

Teacher: Wire . . . that's correct. 
Now, Sammy, what is a unit of elec- 
trical power called? 

Sammy: The what? 

Teacher: Absolutely right . . . the 

— Jennifer Inglis 
Thunder Bay, Ont. 



SUE: You say he's conceited? 

PAM: I'll say. He's convinced that 
if he hadn't been born, people 
would want to know why not. 


There are so many economists 
who preface their remarks with "on 
the one hand ... on the other 
hand . . ." that President Harry Tru- 
man once was heard to say: "Will 
someone please bring me a one- 
handed economist?" 



BOY: Can I have a dollar. Dad? 

FATHER: When I was your age 
we asked for pennies. 

BOY: Okay, can I have a hundred 



At the state fair a man, his wife, 
and 13 children walked up to a side 
show where a sign read. "The Most 
Famous Bull in the World." 

The man asked the ticket seller 
the admission price to see the 
famous bull, and he was told 250 
per person. 

The husband and father replied: 
"I can't afford that! I have 13 chil- 

The ticket seller looked at him: 
"You mean all these kids are 

"Sure are," said the man. 

The ticket seller looked at him 
again. "You just wait right here, 
mister, and I'll bring the bull out to 
see YOU!" 

- — Sylvia A. Bolte, 
Bellvue, Colo. 


There once was a man in New 

Who went for a walk in the park. 
Twice he was mugged; 
Once he was slugged. 
Now he stays home after dark. 

— B. A. Brogan 
St. Amant, La. 


Carpenter was swinging from a 
ceiling joist and shouting: "I'm a 
light bulb! I'm a light bulb!" 

The boss looked up at him, 
scratched his head, and said: 
"Beatty, you better knock off and 
go home." 

The carpenter's partner then 
climbed down from a ladder and 
began putting his tools away. 

The boss looked at the partner 
and asked, "Where the #*#& do 
you think you're going?" 

Carpenter's partner: "I'm going 
home, too. How do you expect me 
to work without a light?" 

—Ed Colder, Local 1337 
Warren, Mich. 



We went to a lumberyard to pick 
up a yard of quarter-inch molding. 
The young salesman said, "I'm 
sorry, we don't sell lumber by the 
yard. We only sell it by the foot." 

We looked at the guy a minute. 
"Okay, sell us three feet of quarter- 
inch molding." He did, and we 
went on our way. 

— Dorlis Moore 
Portland, Ore. 



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TOM: How's your mother? 

JON: Terrible. She's got chronic 
frontal sinusitis. 

TOM: Good heavens, where did 
she get that? 

JON: From The Reader's Digest. 
She read about it last month. 



Solidarity Day 
Memento Tied To 
Social Security Fight 

The AFL-CIO is mailing individually 
inscribed certificates to participants in last 
September's Solidarity Day march as a 
souvenir of the historic occasion and as 
the start of a new grass-roots campaign 
to save Social Security. 

Persons who signed and returned the 
Solidarity Day cards distributed by bus 
captains and union marshals will receive 
their certificates later this month in a 
packet that includes a letter from AFL- 
CIO President Lane Kirkland urging 
them to continue to make their voices 

The 400,000 concerned Americans who 
came to Washington on September 19 
made Solidarity Day "a smashing suc- 
cess," Kirkland wrote, and helped 
strengthen resistance to destructive Rea- 
gan Administration policies. 

Included in the packet are postcards 
that recipients are asked to sign and mail 
to their senators and representatives, 
along with a return card to the AFL-CIO. 

"Congress hears from major corpora- 
tions, the oil industry and the special 
interests. Make your voices heard, too," 
Kirkland urged. 

The Solidarity Day certificate, made 
out in the name of the marcher and 
signed by Kirkland and AFL-CIO Sec- 
Treas. Thomas R. Donahue, reads: "On 
this historic day we marched together — • 
400,000 Americans from all walks of 
life — in behalf of jobs and justice and a 
more humane America. Whatever the 
challenge, whatever the adversity, these 
shall remain our goals." 

Participants who did not return Soli- 
darity Day cards or who do not receive 
the certificate, which is to be mailed out 
on Jan. 18, can have the packet sent to 
them by writing to: Solidarity Day, 
Room 309, AFL-CIO, 815 16th Street, 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006. 

Eligible for a Solidarity Day certificate 
is William DeRosa, president of the 
Hudson County, N.Y., District Council, 
shown here, on Solidarity Day, 1981, 
with the youngest member of the Hudson 
County team, his grandson, Arthur. 

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T ^. but the con man 
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He calls and asks for your 

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bank employee!' You're supposed 

to withdraw money from your 

bank account, and give It to him. 

Don't. He's a crook. 

This is just one way to get conned. 

There are lots more. Find out about 

them. Write to: Crime Prevention Coalition, 

Box 6600, RockvUle, Maryland 20850. 

Beware the con man. Protect yoxorself, 

and report them. That's a good way to help. 


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Hicksville, N.Y.— Picture No. 1 




A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

Minneapolis, Minn. 


Paul Watkins, left, recently received his 
25-year pin at Harrisburg, Pa. Local 287's 
annual pin presentation. Conferring ttie pin, on 
right, is Vice President Elmer Faus; Keystone 
District Council Business Representative 
Richard Martz, center, observe: the ceremony. 

Hicksville, N Y —Picture No. 2 


Members of Local 1772, Hicksville, N.Y., 
recently received service pins for 25-40 years 
of service. 

25-year members receiving awards are as 
follows: Joseph Aiello, Hayo Broers, Patrick 
Curtin, Michael Esposito, Gerald Grella, Charles 
Hammersmith, Anthony Ingenito, George 
Kolodinsky, Rocco Maori, Arne Nilsson, John 
Portschy, Scarlett Algernon, and Joseph 

Picture No. 1 shows 35-year members, first 
row, from left: Sal Cosentino, Walter Gebhardt, 
Fred Grabow, and Anthony Chivaro. 

Second row, from left: President Joseph 
Boron, Tom Sacardi, Recording Secretary Paul 
Zadrozny, Richard Sloan, Joseph Tammone, 
Angelo Devito, Norman Balland, William Seiden, 
and Business Representative Ernest Dunakack. 

35-year members not pictured are as follows: 
Edward Bodrewicz, Stanley Buchinski, Fred 
Buchter, Andrew Classen, Hans Dahl, Henry 
Diefenback, Erland Eriandsen, Kingsbury Frey, 
Finn Granstad, Alfred Hurst, Herman Jacobson, 
Roy Jacobson, Arther Kappstatter, Harold 
Kasten, Risto Lilja, Frank Masterson, Joseph 
Mulee, Sven Nelson, Charles Rubel, Philip 
Schaag, William Schroeder, Reinhard Schuler, 
Paul Schwenke, and David Snyder. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year member Richard 
Eisemann, center, flanked by President Joseph 
Boron and Business Representative Ernest 
Dunekack. Not pictured were two other 
40-year members — Edwin Funtgeld and Alfred 


Approximately 800 guests attended Local 
1644's 75th Anniversary celebration and pin 
presentation held in September of last year at 
the Radisson South Hotel main ballroom. 
Flowers were given to members' wives and 
sweethearts, and two bands furnished continu- 
ous music throughout the evening. Special 
guests at the gala event included Fifth District 
Representative Leon Greene, and his wife, Mrs. 
Greene, and Secretary of the Minnesota State 
Council Bert Dally, and his wife, Mrs. Dally. 
Business Representative William Lukawski re- 
viewed some of the local's history, and prog- 
ress made since the local's 50th anniversary. 

Members receiving 25-year service pins are 
shown in the accompanying picture: Merle 
Bloomdahl, Bernard Crowe, Roy Husbyn, Nestor 
Korpi, Patrick McMilliam, Hiram Nickelson, 
Gunnar Nesse, Le Ray Olson, Harold Spooring, 
Edward Studniski, Donald Tuenge, James 
Veiling, and Max Wefel. 

25-year members not pictured are as follows: 
Joseph Anton, Arthur Baker, Delmar Becker, 
Charles Foskett, Gerald Johnson, Melvin Lee, 
Glen Palm, Ernest Rasinski, Francis Trinka, and 
Edward Zilka. 



Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 1 


On November 20, 1981, Local 1913 held its 
annual pin presentation and dinner at Nob Hill 
Restaurant In Van Nuys. Seventy Brotherhood 
members, in attendance with their wives, 
received service pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: George Doherty, Wilbur Roberts, 
Veikko Kautiainen, and John W. DenOuden. 

Back Row, from left: Ben Huff, Pete 
Kordakis, and Orville Wills. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left; Frank Alvarez, Joe Bencivenga 
(Bus. Agent), Patrick Finan, Richard Cramer, 
Rudolph Lopez. 

Back Row, from left: Anton Steiner, Chris 
Dunham, Manuel Lopez, George Carpenter, 
Albert Manninen, Paul Ash, and G. R. Vannoy. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, first 
row, from left: Harry Karr, Lawrence Mogge, 
Harold Bahrke, Veno G. Martinez, George 
Ramirez, EInar Nelson, Paul Bennett, Ritsuo 
Takeuchi, and Maurice Blais. 

Second row, from left: Cecil Bell, Ted 
Ishikawa, John Foote, Bill Adkisson, George 
Cox, William Montgomery, C. W. Markley, L. W. 
Hare, and Frank Schepis. 

Third roWj from left: Ken Karr, John Kozlow- 

ski. Jay Diediker, Leo Armellin, Frank E. Phil- 
pott, Jr., Vern Lankford, Richard Lindquist, Ted 
V. Lummus, Arthur Carsrud, Clellie Perry, Bob 
Goodwin, Ray Gregory, and Wm. C. Tucker. 

Fourth row, from left: Jim Maclsaac, Wm. 
Gearhart, Robert Timson, Clarence P. Neuhaus, 
Melvin Miller, Howard R. Dahlquist, Albert L. 
Krauk, Harry Crowe, Alex Chavez, Ralph Davis, 
and Ralph E. Lilly. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Eugene Rollett, Ernie Hufford, 
Robert D. Monroe, and Walter Garland. 

Back Row, from left: James Almond (Bus. 
Agent), Louis Reisman, Lecii Cantrell, Lyie G. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Howard Cooper, Marty Trenouth, Los 
Angeles District Council Business Agent, and 
Earl Harrison. 

Picture No. 6 shows 60-year member C. M. 
Sampson, with C. V. Reyes, president of 
Local 1913. 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 4 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 5 

Van Nuys, Calif. — Picture No. 6 


Local 616, Chambersburg, recently presented 
service awards to seventeen members, ranging 
in service from 25 to 60 years. Those members 
receiving awards are shown in the accompany- 
ing pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Ira Daniels, Ray Harrison, Durkee Bard, 
and Guy Traux. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Don Cutshall, Marvin Adams, Don Spidei, 
and Raymond Sanders. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
from left: Charles E. Strock, Local 616 presi- 
dent, Charles Gift, and Raymond Deshong. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Ralph Brechbill and Guy 

Back row, from 
left: Thomas Eyer, 
Hugo Kabbel, and Paul 

Picture No. 5 
shows 60-year mem- 
ber Hugo Kabbel. mkfA 

Picture No. 5 

Chambersburg, Pa. — Picture No. 3 

Chambersburg, Pa. — Picture No. 4 



Fort Wayne, Ind. — Picture No. 1 

Picture No. 6 

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Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 


Last September, Local 232 celebrated the 
Brotherhood's Centennial with a dinner, dance 
and service pin presentation honoring members 
with 25 to 70 years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25year members, front 
row, from left: Robert Beard, Glenn Ross, Earl 
Hamrick, Robert Holman, and Lloyd Jeffrey. 

Second row, from left: Harvey Milledge, 
Elwood Tieman, Everett Keller, Cliff Parks, 
Donald Norden, Paul Cattin, and James 

Third row, from left: Don Johnston, Arnie 
Walker, Frank Crosby, George Lincoln, Alden 
Swenson, and Charles Wulliman. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Ralph Westerman, John Helvie, 
Jim Schory, Bryce Eiler, Duane Koch and 
Charles Myers. 

Second row, from left: Donald DeBrular, 
Frank Goldman, Roland Schory, Ed Moeller, 
Lewis Hendricks, Burdette Pontius, Vasco 
Thornburg, Clarence Cochlin and Alva Kemple. 

Third row, from left: Loran Skinner, Arnold 
Ostermeyer, Ed Hess, Harry Christlieb, Virgil 
McFadden, Elmer Gick, Fred Fennig, Robert 
Justus and Marvin Hack. 

Fourth row, from left: Howard Foster, Joe 
Silveus, William Archer, John Kockert, Ted 
Archer, Bennie Shepherd, Ray Yost, Robert 
Parrish and Dennis Hatfield. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
kneeling is Alfred Gumbert. 

First row, from left: Frank Lantz, Harvey 
Jessup, Henry Rodenbeck, John Harris, Jack 
Buckel, Ralph Wappes, Earl Rodgers, (Harry 
Means and Eugene Byers. 

Second row, from left: Arthur Thornburg, 
Robert Pemberton, Ed Ainslie, Herman Klein- 
schmidt, Ulysses Ratliff, Kenneth Sorg, 
Lawrence Volk, Gary Fischbach and Oswin 

Picture No. 4 


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Local 222 members 
received service pins 
at the Annual Car- 
penters Dance, held 
October 3, 1981. 
Honorees and officers 
are shown in the 
picture. Left to right: 

Tom Harkness, Canadian Director of Organizing; Byron Black, business representative of 
Local 2222; Bruno Cavasatto, 25-year pin; Gus Rinaldo, 25-year pin; Roderick Flynn, 
35-year pin; Frank Blake, 25-year pin; John Carnochan, 25-year pin; Donald White, 20-year 
pin; Clarence Tippin, 20-year pin; Lou Battaino, president of Local 2222. Members not in 
attendance were Peter Malcolm, 20-year pin; Harry Buckley, 25-year pin; Leo Cormier, 
30-year pin; Francis Grennon, 30-year pin; and Ray Thunstrom, 35-year pin. 

Third row, from left: Clarence Hyser, Walter 
Gremaux, Dave Richey, Willie Houston, Joe 
Brandenberger, Carl Hull, Donald Sprunger, 
Paul Parker, Norman Buuck and Arthur Monroe. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Roy Guinn, Ed Schreiber, Eldon 
Jeffrey, Frank Keller and Roy Flaugh. 

Second row, from left: Carl Resac, Homer 
Ratliff, Fred Gilbert, John Hoffman, George 
Lyie and Morris Newhard. 

Picture No. 5 shows 45-year members, front 
row, from left: Herman Norden, Howard Worth- 
man, Elmer Pool and Herman Grothaus. 

Second row, from left: Lester Pool, William 
Foulk, Walton Pfeiffer, Daniel Ratliff and 
Jess Dau. 

Picture No. 6 shows, front row, from left: 
70-year member Oscar Meyers and 55-year 
member Chester Edwards. 

Second row, from left: President Al Gumbert, 
Assistant Business Representative Doug Haupt 
and Business Representative Henry Rodenbeck. 




Manchester, N.H. — Picture No. 1 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 4 

Picture No. 5 


Local 625 recently celebrated its 80th an- 
niversary with a banquet and pin presentation 
ceremony. Members receiving awards are 
shown in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Robert IVlartel, Karl Hoffman, Raymond 
Jutras, Raymond Courchesne, Frederick Temple, 

and Roger Belierose. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: William Dill, Adelard Gagnon, Alexander 
Legence, Hector Gamache, Marcel Martel, 
Pinard Martel, and Walter Martel. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
seated from left: Edward Stepanian, Edouard 
Soucy, and Business Agent Fred Ebol. 

Standing, from left; Omer Lussier, President 

Alphee Lavallee, Edgar Rouleau, Charles J. 
Paris, Ernest Herous, Arthur Kallenberg, and 
Roland St. Pierre. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Oscar Dockx, Gerard Paquette, Henry 
Gilchrist, and Samuel Martel. 

Picture No. 5 shows from left: 55-year mem- 
ber George Chalmers, 45-year member Joseph 
Proulx, and 45-year member Leon Doiron. 

No. 1 

Westloke, la. — Picture No. 2 

Westloke, La. — Picture No. 3 


Millwright Local 1476 recently held its award 
ceremony recognizing its senior members in a 
special presentation. Pins were received for 
20-25 years membership, pins and watches for 
30-40 years, with all members receiving 
baseball caps. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20 and 25-year members 
seated in last row, from left: Joseph Wild- 
berger, Lee Savant, Robert Roy, Floyd Hunt, 
Russell Roy, and Ed Hunt. Second row shows 
30-year members, from left: Wasey Delcabre, 
Lloyd Stakes, Bill Barousse, and Tom Perry. 
Third row shows 35-year members, from left: 
George Davis, Clarence Hunt, and Fred Elliott. 
Fourth row shows 40-year members, from left: 
Hugh Williams, and Rick Chaddick, receiving for 
his father, George Chaddick, who is working 
out of the country. 

Members receiving pins but not present for 
the ceremony are as follows: 20-year members: 
George Winn, Carroll Smith, Evans LeDoux, 
Allen Guillory, and Royce Hasha. 25-year 
members: Robert Leger, Doran Bryant, Jerrold 
Lyons, Joseph Dudoit, and D. J. LeDoux. 
30-year member J. M. Berry. 

Picture No. 2 shows Gerald Poissot, center, 
receiving a special award from apprentices 
Donna Barousse, left, and Jana Trahan, right. 

Picture No. 3 shows Local 1476's oldest 
member Hugh Williams, right, with Business 
Agent Elvin Winn, left. 



The following list of 240 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $309,121.00 death claims paid in November, 1 98 1, (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, Cily 

2, Cincinnati, OH~Harley C. White. 

7, Minneapolis, MN — Jens Christensen, 
Knud Nielsen, Stuart E. Duncanson. 

8, Philadelphia, PA — Davis B. Conaway, 

Doffice Cohen. 
12, Syracuse, NY — Joseph Woods, Wilfred 

D. Collins. 
14, San Antonio, TX — Eduardo R. Rodarte, 

Manuel M. Sosa. 
19, Detroit, Ml— Stelman R. Eye. 
22, San Francisco, CA — Alfred Melodia. 
42, San Francisco, CA — Otto W. Sammet. 
53, White Plains, NY— Fred Brandt. 
64, Louisville, KY — Arthur J. Miller. 
67, Boston, MA — Mary E. McLaughlin (s), 

Sarah P. Meade (s). 
74, Chattanooga, TN — John H. Liner. 
87, St. Paul, MN— Frank J. Buzicky, Harry 

A. Godfrey, Harvey E. Swanson. 
94, Providence, RI — James J. Alcock, Robert 

Schofield, Santo L. Algiere. 
101, Baltimore, MD — Rufus Poffenbarger. 

109, Sheffield, AL— Sion T. Ingram, William 
F. McGee. 

110, St. Joseph, MO— Herbert L. Ritchie, 
Roy L. Kackley. 

111, Lawrence, MA — Andrew Trudell. 

131, Seattle, WA— Forrest F. Freymuth, 
Frank W. Cox, John M. Graff, Michael 
A. Williams. 

132, Washington, DC— Glenn D. Sheets. 
135, New York, NY— Froim Weiser. 

141, Chicago, IL — Joseph R. Hrozencik, 
Minnie B. Caddick (s). 

144, Macon, GA— Loette V. Hamilton (s). 

171, Youngstown, OH — Louis Izzo. 

191, York, PA— Carl L Noffz. 

194, East Bay, CA — Marian Anna Ruther- 
ford (s). 

198, Dallas, TX— Aaron W. Morrison. 
Arthur R. McCord, Charlie L. Helton. 

199, Chicago, IL — Joseph Serici. 
201, Wichita, KS— Edgar L. Hansard. 
206, Newcastle, PA— William H. Fessler. 
213, Houston, TX— Arnold R. Duren, Bobby 

D. Riner, Charles Klawon, E. L. Man- 
ning, John Ernest Clark HL 
230, Pittsburgh, PA— Marshall D. Wolfe. 
232, Fort Wayne, IN— Roy L Jackson. 
235, Riverside, CA — Rudolph H. Janusche- 

246, New York, NY— Frank Roth. 
255, Bloomingburg, NY — Charles Holcak. 
257, New York, NY— Antti Pelto, Mathilde 

Larsen (s), Sigfrid Larsen. 
262, San Jose, CA — Peter G. Mastora. 
266, Stockton, CA— Thomas A. Russell, V. 

C. Johnston. 
275, Newton, MA — Ivan Getchell, Pearce G. 

281, Binghamton, NY — Jesse J. Kane, Sere- 

nus A. Ward. 
284, New York, NY — Benjamin Kesler. 
287, Harrisburg, PA— Maurice E. Peck, Sr. 
311, Joplin, MO— Ralph E. Maxwell. 
337, Detroit, MI— Clandles E. Floyd (s). 
362, Pueblo, CO— Charles A. Taylor. 
365, Marion, IN — Harve Bertsch. 
404, Lake Co, OH— Martin G. Vargo. 
419, Chicago, IL — Anna Schaden (s), Wiking 

A. Anderson. 

453, Auburn, NY — James Allen Dec. 

454, Philadelphia, PA— William Jack. 
460, Wausau, WI — Clarence Henrichs. 
472, Ashland, KY — Raymond Ferguson. 
488, New York, NY— Martha Heins (s). 
500, Butler, PA — Agnes D. Lunsford (s). 
507, Nashville, TN— James A. Stewart, Wil- 
liam A. Moffat. 

528, Washington, DC— George Park. 

Local Union, Cily 

540, Holyoke, MA — Rita Anna-Yvonne 

Gauthier (s). 
556, Meadville, PA— Paul W. Smock. 
564, Jersey City, NJ — Frederick Sorensen. 
609, Idaho FaUs, ID— Burnett Clark. 
626, Wilmington, DE — Matt Falkenberg. 
637, Hamilton, OH— John Cheek. 
660, Springfield, OH — James Wesley Powell, 

Norman F. Cahoon. 
665, Amarillo, TX — Ruth Crawford Hooks 

674, Mt. Clemens, MI — Clare G. Franquist. 
691, Williamsport, PA— Herbert S. Meek. 
696, Tampa, FL — Arthur H. Chestnut, Simon 

R. Sheppard, Sr. 
703, Lockland, OH — Louis B. Gausman. 

709, Shenandoah, PA — Edward J. Hanrahan. 

710, Long Beach, CA— Carlos H. Borja. 
740, New York, NY— John A. Brembs, Sr., 

Joseph D. Petrucci, Michael Bunkoczi. 
743, Bakersfield, CA — Antonio Rangel, 

Ludie B. Pickett (s), Richard E. Hamp- 
745, Honolulu, HI— Hisao Yoshida, William 

M. Sasaki. 
756, Bellingham, WA— Ted Sparks. 
770, Yakima, WA— Matilda King (s). 
772, Clinton, lA— Velma Sinksen (s). 
790, Dixon, II^Lyle A. Lewis. 
792, Rockford, IL— William C. Canterbury. 
836, Janesville, WI — Arthur R. Knitter. 
839, Des Plaines, Il^-Curtis E. Burns. 
851, Anoka, MN— Allen Williams. 
865, Brunswick, GA— F. J. Beverly. 
911, Kalispell, MT — Eugene E. Thompson, 

921, Portsmouth, NH — Clarence G. Gilman, 

Orin S. Evans. 
943, Tulsa, OK— Barvell Patrick, Clarence E. 


954, Mt. Vernon WA — Herman I. Hanson. 

955, Appleton, WI— Wilbert B. Hoes. 

965, Dekalb, II^-Henry A. Bennett, Ray- 
mond W. Haag. 

982, Detroit, Ml— Herbert T. Osborne, Rus- 
sell A. Tewksbury. 

993, Miami, FL— Vincent W. Egan. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Gustav E. Rajal?, 
Joseph A. Smith, Margaret Chachulski 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ — Carlton Masters, 

1052, Hollywood, CA— Annikki Tikka (s). 

1095, Salina KS— Gladys W. Byars. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA— Pearl L. Zeigler (s). 

1108, Cleveland, OH— Carl W. Chimento, 
Urban J. Bohland. 

1109, Visalia, CA— Lige Sylvester Tolley, 
Raymond Edward Weaver. 

1113, San Bernardino, CA— Calvin Otto 
Price, Jeannette Oberlin (s). 

1120, Portland, OR— Cornelia E. Boyer (s), 
David B. Webster. 

1141, Baltimore, MD — Theresa M. Simmons 

1184, Seattle, WA — August Conrad Ander- 

1196, Arlington His., IL— Cuthbert Bruns. 

1204, New York, NY— Ben Gold. 

1245, Carlsbad, NM — Viola Jewel Haynie (s). 

1262, Chillicothe, MO— Leon C. Riddle. 

1274, Decatur, AL — Casper A. Frost. 

1275, Clearwater, FI^Robert F. Davidson, 
Sylvena Rae Culver (s). 

1280, Moutain View, CA — Thelma Marciel 

Crawford (s). 
1300, San Diego, CA— Alfred Garcia. 
1320, Somerset, PA— Reed Miller. . 

1341, Owensboro KY— Clifton Nalley. 

1342, Irvington, NJ— Belle Kurland (s), Car- 
mela J. Russomanno (s), John Janiak, 
Morris Eagle. 

Local Union, City 

1359, Toledo, OH— William Lucas. 

1367, Chicago, IL — Axel Finnberg. 

1385, Espanola, NM— Clyde Chesshire. 

1397, North Hempstad, NY— Anders H. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— Cecil D. Wil- 

1445, Topeka, KS— Russell D. Howard. 

1471, Jackson, MS— William A. Stuart. 

1512, Blountville, TN — George Dewey Berk- 
ley, Oscar Nathaniel Humphreys. 

1564, Casper, WY— Wayne S. Chambers. 

1590, Washington, DC— Robert E. Wood. 

1596, St. Louis, MO— Marguerite Abbath (s). 

1597, Bremerton, WA— Julia Billmark (s). 
1607, Los Angeles, CA— Obie B. Sharplin. 
1615, Grand Rapids, MI — Josephine Sophia 

Karas (s). 
1620, Rock Springs, WY— Clair L. Dean, 

David B. Chapman, Larry D. Schmidt. 
1650, Lexington, KY — John P. McNamara. 
1665, Alexandria, VA — Cletus L. Comer. 
1715, Vancouver, WA — John Franckowiak. 
1725, Daytona Beach, FL — Angle Nelson (s). 
1733, Marshfield, WI— Bert Grosbier, Joan 

Smazal (s), Renata Peterson (s). 
1752, Pomona, CA — Earl L. Dunham, Lucille 

K. Evans (s). 

1764, Marion, VA— Robert K. Estep. 

1765, Orlando, FL— Edward Swatba. 
1780, Las Vegas, NV— Hubert L. Knapp. 
1792, Sedalia, MO— Charles R. Roberts. 
1797, Renton, WA— Doffies Blevins, Howard 

G. Martindale, James W. Bellmore, 

John Gaidos. 
1815, Santa Ana, CA— Carl O. Bigler. 
1823, Philadelphia, PA— Margaret E. Ross 

1832, Escanaba, Ml— Keith Perry. 
1837, Babylon, NY— Frank O'Donnell. 
1856, Philadelphia. PA— Paul Misuck. 
1922, Chicago, IL— Ernest Rahlfs, Juan 

Nunez Macias, Walter Kopacz. 
1927, Delray Beach, FL— Vincent J. Grant. 
1931, New Orleans, LA — James E. Chancey. 
1953, Warrensburg, MO — Thomas William 

1987, St. Charles, MO— Ina M. Dickmeyer 

1996, Lihertyville, II^Goodwin Heil. 
2023, St. Marys, WV— Dennis H. Mills. 
2046, Martinez, CA— Donald D. Pinnell. 
2093, Phoenix, AZ— Albert Leroy Herrin. 
2158, Rock Island, H^Jacob P. Wirtz. 
2203, Anaheim, CA — Gordon Christian. 
2250, Red Bank, NJ— Robert T. Abbott. 
2265, Detroit, MI— Doris Hudson (s). 
2313, Meridian, MS — Adin R. Sasser. 
2337, Milwaukee, WI — Leonard A. Radtke. 
2398, El Cajon, CA— Clifton L. Wylie. 
2436, New Orleans, LA — Raymond P. Hay- 
del, Jr. 
2519, Seattle, WA— Frank C. Bryner. 
2580— Everett, WA— Robert Behme. 
2608, Redding, CA— William A. Tarvin. 
2659, Everett, WA— Louis O. Pratt. 
2685, Missoula, MT— Clara B. Cook (s). 
2687, Auburn, CA— Ned J. McGarva. 
2761, McCleary, WA— Gloria J. Look (s), 

Ray Leitner. 
2791, Sweet Home, OR— Anna E. Delaney 

2931, Eureka, CA— Charles Lloyd, Dean O. 

2949, Roseburg, OR— Wallace W. Nelson, 

William O. Greer. 
3064, Toledo, OR— Orville Wishon. 
3088, Stockton, CA— Louis Rivera, Sr. 
3141, San Francisco, CA — Mary C. Andrews. 
3154, Monticello, IN — Irene Bose. 
3161, Maywood, CA — Edwardo Moreno. 

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Getting the Big 

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Industriai inaiiiine 

inouing Hgain 

Why the drop in productivity? 

how about aging industrial plants? 

reduced industrial research? 

the energy crisis? import competition? 

management incompetence? 

/Klong with all the other problems facing US and 
Canadian industry today — energy shortages, the high 
cost of raw materials, cheap imports, and air and 
water pollution controls — there are the growing prob- 
lems of productivity . . . how to get more goods and 
services per hour out of a given number of workers 
and factories, how to move more goods per day in the 

Productivity is one measure of a nation's pro- 
sperity, and, lately, according to the statistics, it 
hasn't been as good as it was a few years ago. 
The United States has been the world leader in pro- 
ductivity for the past century — the pride of world 
capitalism. There was a steady rise of a few decimal 
points each year in America's gross national product 
and in other statistical tallies which economists use. 

In recent years, however, this began to change. 

In fact, it now appears that France, West Germany, 
Japan and Canada will all outdistance the United 
States in overall productivity within the next decade. 

This has caused growing concern in the Reagan 
Administration as it did in the administration of 
President Jimmy Carter. It means, in effect, that the 
US and, possibly, Canada will become "second rate" 
industrial nations. 

To turn this all around ... to get the industrial 
machines of North America to moving again ... to 
put people back to work and, thus, get more revenue 
flowing into public coffers and curb inflation, Presi- 
dent Reagan has appointed a National Advisory Com- 
mittee on Productivity, of which I am a member, and 
we began, last month, to make an investigation of the 

Right off the bat, I found that many so-called ex- 

perts on productivity have been blaming rank-and- 
file workers for the sad state of affairs. Union- 
organized workers, in particular, have become the 
scapegoats in the whole dismal productivity picture. 

As these experts see it, all we have to do is get 
those un-motivated workers to shoveling more No. 9 
coal, toting more cotton bales, and producing more 

Unfortunately, it is not as simple as that. 

My own investigations, and those of others, leads 
me to believe that much of the blame for our pro- 
ductivity decline lies in a dozen places — poor business 
management, the multinational activities of major 
corporations, the continuing high cost of all forms 
of energy, and high interest rates, to name only four 
of the causes. 

One protester against blaming the work force is 
Dr. W. Edward Deming, one of the nation's leading 
statisticians. While he agrees that improvements are 
needed along many assembly lines, he calls for a 
thorough overhaul of industry, starting from the top. 
He concludes that 85% of all productivity problems 
relate to management, while only 15% relate to 
worker performance. 

A member of President Reagan's own cabinet, 
Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, expressed 
similar views. In a speech in Chicago he concluded 
that "between our own complacency and the rise of 
management expertise around the world, we now too 
often do a second-rate job of management, compared 
to our foreign competitors." He stated that today's 
need is not for increased worker productivity so much 
as management productivity. 

A recent study of successful American corporations 
by the management consultants A. T. Kearney Inc. 
emphasized that the key to increased productivity is 
better management and not continued attempts to 
produce more pounds of automobile per worker. Ac- 
cording to the Kearney study, applying the "manage- 
ment productivity" techniques used by 16 top US 
companies to American industry as a whole would 
not only answer the productivity problem but actually 
boost the nation's. profits by $380 billion! 

The chairman of the board of the Bell & Howell 
Company, Donald Frey, was quoted last year as 
stating that many productivity problems are caused 
by the poor performance of business managers, since 
more than 80% of sales revenue is tied to areas 
directly controlled by management, without help from 
the government or the work force. Specifically, he 
said, American management must develop new pro- 
ducts and improve purchasing, planning and schedul- 
ing to cut down on material costs, which average more 
than 50% of sales revenue for manufacturers. Frey 
also called for improved inventory control, admini- 
stration, and communications to trim overheads, which 
cut deeply into productivity. 

5o, as you see, attitudes about productivity are 
changing. Experienced and capable management is 
coming to realize that it must get its own house in 
order, if productivity problems are to be solved. 



Still, many experts continue to focus on increased 
output per worker. They attempt to create more 
automated assembly lines to turn out more goods 
with fewer human hands . . . eventually creating new 
problems of unemployment and low worker morale, 
without improving productivity. 

In all of my discussions I have not discounted the 
fact that many American workers seem to have lost 
"the work ethic" and do not share the work load. 
Some workers have lost their pride in good work- 
manship because of the shoddy manufactured goods 
they must produce. Nevertheless, the output of the 
North American worker is still the highest in the 

"On a scale of 100, with American productivity at 
that figure, Western European output is about 90 and 
Japanese output is about 70," states a University of 
Michigan professor. 

"The reasons for the drop in our improvement rate 
have little to do with the individual employee," he 
says. "They relate to aging plants, reduced research 
budgets, the energy crisis, and planning mistakes by 
management and government. When given the oppor- 
tunity, the American worker has proved capable of 
efficient and high-quality performance." 

I need not remind you that a worker has an in- 
centive to work when he or she receives good wages 
and fair working conditions. He works best when he 
has job protection and a hearing for his grievances, 
when there are no blacklists and yellow-dog contracts 
denying him work. He works best when there is trust 
between labor and management and a realization that 
teamwork between the two creates markets and a 
shared profit. 

It would be revealing, I am sure, to investigate the 
parallel between the decline in productivty and the 
growth of the open shop — the growth of non-union 
work crews in construction and the increase in non- 
union, and paternalistic operations in many industries. 

There is litde doubt — even among the non-union 
and the doublebreasted contractors in the construction 
trades — that union craftsmen perform superior work 
and usually in less time, especially when you consider 
the faulty workmanship and the uncertainties of the 
usual scab job. Trained journeymen cost more, yes, 
but, in the long run, they accomplish more too. In 
fact, they perform jobs which the poorly-trained scabs 
cannot handle. 

The president of a New Jersey firm of engineering 
consultants stated recently that $20 billion in con- 
struction productivity was lost last year because of 
"poor management and indifference." 

"The construction industry," says H. Murray Hohns 
of Wagner-Hohns-Inghs, Inc., "which constitutes 13% 
to 14% of this country's gross national product and, 
according to the US Department of Labor, boasts a 
national payroll of $100 billion, is reluctant to con- 
front the fact that 20% of this figure is wasted monies. 

"Instead of facing the real problem . . . getting the 
most out of the men in the field in a way that they 
feel appreciation, participation and reward . . . the 

trend has been to build the waste factor into construc- 
tion costs to account for the sloppy productivity of 
non-motivated field forces." 

Late starts; idle time because of poor supervision; 
uncoordinated material deliveries or unavailable tools; 
archaic work rules; and early quitting times are a few 
of the factors that comprise our productivity losses, 
says Hohn. 

He also notes that lost productivity is the respon- 
sibility of both labor and management; they're equally 
guilty. Instead of finger-pointing, says Hohns, it is 
time to recognize productivity losses as an organiza- 
tional problem . . . something that must be viewed 
within the context of a company's total operational 

I hope that many non-union and doublebreasted 
building contractors across North America will heed 
Mr. Hohn's remarks. The human factor is there and 
must be a top priority. America's industrial might has 
been the wonder of the world in years past. It will 
continue to be so, if management and the big moneyed 
interests come to realize that "labor" and "labor 
costs" means people . . . bread winners . . . wage 
earners . . . customers . . . consumers . . . and not 
just statistics on the production sheets. 


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"Knock on Wood," the Carpenters' Story 2 

Outpouring of Free World Workers for Solidarity PAI 5 

Building Trades to Invest Half-Billion Pension Funds 7 

Board Member Ray Ginnetti Dies 7 

Carpenters, Painters Sign Homebuilding Pact 8 

'Helping Hands' Funds Still Needed for Alice 9 

1982 Industrial Legislative Conference Announced 12 

Peter J. McGuire, The Story of a Trade Unionist Mark Eriich 17 

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A highlight of the United Brother- 
hood's Centennial Year, which began 
last August and continues until Labor 
Day, 1982, has been, "Knock on 
Wood," a "living newspaper" stage 
presentation of the UBC's long and 
colorful history. 

First presented to delegates attend- 
ing the 34th General Convention at 
Chicago, last August 31, the show 
ran all week for the general public in 
the Arte Crown Theater at McCor- 
mick Center in Chicago and was 
videotaped live for tape and film 
presentation to UBC members 
throughout North America during 
this busy Centennial Year. A 16mm 
film of the play will soon be made 
available to local unions and district 

The pictures on our cover show 
scenes from the production, with E. G. 
Marshall portraying Peter McGuire in 
the picture at upper right. Professional 
actors from the Goodman Theater of 
Chicago are seen in other photographs 
on our cover. The bright red scene at 
center is an audio-visual portrayal of 
the Haymarket Riot in Chicago in the 
1880s, which set back the American 
labor movement for many years. The 
large photographs are by D'Anne 
Ogren, DO Photographers, Tulsa, 
Okla. The small photos are by a staff 

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Printed in U.S.A. 

ABOVE: Actor E. C. Marshall portrays 
Peter J. McGuire speaking at the found- 
ing convention for the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters. 

BELOW: A colonial town crier reads a 
decree stating the hours and working 
conditions of colonial carpenters. 

In another scene from the play, BELOW 
RIGHT, the famous Payne Lumber 
Company Case which established the 
Brotherhood's union label in court 
proceedings is reenacted. 



• II 


AGreal Show! 

stoning E.G. Monhall 
Arie Crown Theolei 

McCormlck Center. Chicago 
Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 8 P.M. 

A dramatic highlight of the United 
Brotherhood's centennial convention 
at Chicago, last September, was, 
without question, the 85-minute 
"living newspaper" stage production 
written by Arnold Sundgaard that 
ran all convention week at the Arie 
Crown Theater in McCormick Place. 

Entitled "Knock on Wood," the 
living-newspaper production used a 
technique first developed in this 
country during the 1930s by the 
WPA Federal Theater Project, 
which functioned in the early years 
of the Roosevelt Administration. 
Arnold Sundgaard, the playwright 
commissioned by the Carpenters, 
had written "Spirochete" — one of 
the three major living-newpaper 
shows produced by the Federal 
Theater Project on Broadway in the 

The technique joins scenes of 
varying length with a multi-media 
presentation that introduces and ac- 
companies the action. "Knock on 
Wood" starred E. G. Marshall, the 
screen and television luminary, 
along with six members of the 
Goodman Theater group in Chicago. 
It was directed by John Allen and 
the musical direction and orchestra- 
tion were by Ted Simons. 

As the houselights dim for "Knock 
on Wood," a musical overture ac- 
companies a video-taped series of 
images which appear above the stage 
set. Starting with an imaginative 
night view of Chicago's lakefront 
skyline, the presentation continues 


with shots — distant and close-up — 
of Chicago architecture . . . and 
then the years are peeled away to 
show various forms of building con- 
struction and detail work reflecting 
the skills of the Carpenters through 
a century of changing tastes and 
changing technology. 

At the conclusion of the overture, 
E. G. Marshall — playing the role of 
Peter J. McGuire, the union's found- 
ing secretary, took the podium, and 
the 100-year history of the Brother- 
hood was dramatized. "Knock on 
Wood" was presented for the first 
time to a closed audience of conven- 
tion delegates. This premier show- 
ing was held on the opening morn- 
ing of the convention, August 31, 
before the business session got un- 

Delegates filled the Arie Crown 
Theater at McCormick Place to see 
the dramatization of our union's 
founding, its growth through wars 
and depression, its struggles in the 
courts, and its rise to the forefront 
of the North American labor move- 
ment. Marshall played the three 
roles of our founder, Peter McGuire, 
early Secretary Frank Duffy, and the 
late and reknowned UBC President 
Bill Hutcheson. 

The play ran for five nights, and 
there were two matinee perform- 
ances — one for the delegates and 
one for wives, alternates, and guests 
of the delegates. For each nightly 
performance there was a large audi- 
ence of Chicagoans, including thous- 
ands of members of other trade 
unions, who were afforded the op- 
portunity to see the play at reduced 

The play was videotaped during 
the convention week, and the 
General Office now has on hand 
duplicate videotapes and 16mm 
movie reels for special showings by 
local unions and councils. Local 
secretaries may obtain copies on 
loan for local showings by writing 
to General Secretary John Rogers at 
the General Office. 

NOTE: To purchase video cassettes or 
16mm film, the prices are — $60 each for 
home-style VCR video cassettes; $480 
each for 16mm movies. 

Early workmen went from city to city looking for better paying jobs. Thanks to Peter 
McGuire and the union carpenters there before, St. Louis, Mo. in 1881 was a city 
with better working conditions than most. The innovative stage set used for the play 
at the Arie Crown Theater in Chicago was used to its full advantage. 

Repertory actors from the Goodman 
Theater in a lively skit revolving around 
union discussions on strike action against 

E. G. Marshall as an early General 
Secretary of the Brotherhood, Frank 
Duffy, reads a resolution concerning 
administrative matters. 

Two of the first officers, Gabriel Edmonston, the Brotherhood's first president, left, 
and Peter J. McGuire, the Brotherhood's first secretary, right, sit down for a heart- 
felt discussion about finances, organizing, and other matters needing early attention 
from the developing Brotherhood. 

MARCH, 1982 



Eligible jobless workers in four states — Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Rhode Island — will have 
up to 13 additional weeks of unemployment 
insurance (Ul), the Employment and Training 
Administration announced last month. 

Jobless workers in Ohio were able to collect as of 
January 17; the effective date in the other three 
states was January 24. 

Workers who have exhausted their regular Ul 
benefits of 26 weeks and are still jobless are eligible. 

Extended benefits (EB) went into effect in Ohio 
when the statewide ISweek average insured 
unemployment rate (lUR) reached or exceeded 4% 
on January 2 and the rate was also 20% higher than 
it was during the same 13-week periods in the pre- 
ceding two years (4.79% and 22% respectively). 

Tennessee jobless workers became eligible when 
the state's lUR reached 4.61 % and its two-year 
average went to 20.5% on January 9. 

Rhode Island's and Pennsylvania's EB was trig- 
gered when their 13-week averages reached 5.2% 
and 5.01% respectively. 

Extended benefits will continue at least 13 weeks 
in these states. 

As of January 24, EB is operating in Puerto Rico 
and 11 states: Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Ohio, 
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South 
Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin. 

Unemployment compensation is administered by 
the Unemployment Insurance Service in the U.S. 
Department of Labor's Employment and Training 


If your boss isn't providing you with free health 
and life insurance, he's keeping you in a minority. 
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently found 
that 96% of all fulltime workers receive such 
policies. For 80% of the 23,500,000 employees 
covered by the survey, the emolovers pay the full 
cost of health insurance. And 72% have the life 
insurance at no cost. Both benefits were almost 
unknown before the late 1940s when unions started 
writing them into collective bargaining contracts. 


The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage 
Earners and Clerical Workers rose 8.7% in 1981, 
the smallest increase in four years, but workers' 
real spendable earnings shrank 3.3% during the 
same period, the Labor Department reported. 

In its latest report, the department said the 
inflation index for urban workers increased 0.3% 
in December while real earnings for an average 
income worker with three dependents fell 0.5% for 
the month. Real spendable earnings are weekly 
wages minus income tax and Social Security pay- 
ments, and then deflated by the rise in the cost of 

During the past three-and-a-half years, workers 
have suffered a cut of 15% in their average after- 
tax buying power, according to AFL-CIO Research 
Director Rudy Oswald. 


A December rebound from the year-long deteri- 
oration in the construction market brought 198rs 
total construction contract value to $150.2 billion, 
barely 1 % over the already depressed 1980 total, it 
was reported last month by the F. W. Dodge Division 
of McGraw-Hill Information Systems Company. 

Commenting on 198rs disappointing results, 
George A. Christie, vice president and chief 
economist for F. W. Dodge said, "Two years of 
monetarist Federal Reserve policy along with suc- 
cessive rounds of budgetary restraint have created 
a harsh environment for both housing and public 
works construction. The only bright spot on last 
year's construction scene was commercial building, 
and it remains to be seen how much longer this 
sector can weather the recession." 


More than half the nation's children now have 
mothers who work away from home, the Bureau of 
Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor 
reported recently. 

About 31.8 million children below age 18 — 
approximately 54% of the nation's total — had 
mothers in the labor force in March 1981. This 
number has risen steadily throughout the past 
decade, even though the size of the children's 
population has declined substantially. 

The most recent year-to-year increase in the 
number of children with working mothers occurred 
among those under 6 years of age. By March 1981, 
a record 8.2 million (44.9%) of all preschoolers 
had mothers in the labor force, up from 7.7 million 
(43.0%) a year earlier. 


The nation's economy, mired in the depths of its 
second recession in two years, declined at an annual 
rate of 5.2% in the final three months of 1981, the 
Commerce Department reported. It was the econ- 
omy's worst showing since a 9.9% plunge at the 
deepest point of the 1980 recession. 


Solidarity trade union federation was assured by AFL-CIO 
Secretary-Treasurer at a rally at AFL-CIO headquarters in 
Washington. General President William Konyha and General 
Secretary John Rogers can be seen at upper right in this 

workers drew a crowd of about 3,000 to New York City rally 
where AFL-CIO Sec.-Treas. Thomas R. Donahue condemned 
the Soviet Union as "the real author of the savage oppression" 
in Poland. The midtown Manhattan demonstration pledged 
unstinting support for the Poles and demanded the release of 
Solidarity leaders and an end to martial law in Poland. 

1,000 WASHINGTON MARCHERS carrying the banner of 
the Polish labor union federation on the Day of International 
Solidarity wound their way to Lafayette Park in front of the 
White House, where they draped the banner around the 
statue of Polish Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a hero in the 
American Revolution. The Washington march and rally was 
one of dozens across the country. 

From Australia to Detroit to Copenhagen: 

Outpouring of Free World Workers 
Shows Support for Polish Union 

I housands upon thousands of workers 
around the world turned out to demon- 
strate support for suppressed Polish 
workers on a Day of International Soli- 
darity on January 30. 

In the United States, union members 
responded to a call from AFL-CIO 
President Lane Kirkland to raise the 

Solidarnosc banner, symbolizing Poland's 
free trade union, in every state. 

AFL-CIO-sponsored rallies were held 
in 27 cities around the country, with 
union, government, community and reli- 
gious leaders demanding an end to the 
martial law imposed on Poland on De- 
cember 13. 

Rallies and marches also were held 
around the world — in Tokyo, Vienna, 
Copenhagen, Brussels, The Hague, Berne, 
a number of cities in Great Britain and 
Australia, and in about 100 West German 

Chicago was the highlight and largest 
of the U.S. gatherings, due to the city's 

MARCH, 1982 

THE SOLIDARITY BANNER was displayed from the portico of the United 
Brotherhood's General Offices in Washington. Here, Assistants to the General 
President Jack Diver, Charles Brodeur, and Jim Davis; Second General Vice 
President Sigurd Luccasen; and Assistant to the General President Don Danielson 
unfurl the banner for its installation. 

large concentration of East Europeans. 
About 9,500 people came together in the 
International Amphitheater to hear 
speeches by Kirkland, Secretary of State 
Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Longshoremen's 
President Thomas W. Gleason and Polish- 
American leaders. 

Other major rallies across the nation 

NEW YORK — Some 3,500 demonstrators 
rallied in midtown Manhattan. AFL-CIO 
Secretary-Treasurer Thomas R. Donahue, 
the principle rally speaker, called for 
stronger sanctions against the Soviet 
Union until martial law is ended and the 
imprisoned Solidarnosc members are 

Donahue, AFL-CIO Regional Director 
Michael Mann, New York City Central 
Labor Council President Harry Van 
Arsdale, Jr., other labor leaders and 
heads of Polish-American and religious 
groups led a march to the Polish consu- 
late following the rally. 

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following a special 
mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral led by 
Roman Catholic Archbishop James A. 
Hickey, more than 1,000 demonstrators 
marched from the cathedral to Lafayette 
Park across from the White House. 

A Solidarity banner was draped around 
the statue of Polish General Thaddeus 
Kosciuszko, who fought in the American 
revolution. A rally followed at AFL-CIO 
headquarters, with speakers including 
Ladies' Garment Workers President Sol 
C. Chaikin, Senator Henry M. Jackson 
(D-WA) and Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, U.S. 
ambassador to the United Nations. 

BOSTON — Some 500 people assembled to 
hear speeches by Senator Edward M. 

Kennedy (D-MA), Massachusetts Gover- 
nor Edward King, Cardinal Humberto 
Medeiros, Boston Mayor Kevin White 
and Polish exile Stanislow Baranczak. 

DETROIT — About 2,000 demonstrators at- 
tended a rally in suburban Hamtramck 
sponsored by the Metropolitan Detroit 
AFL-CIO, the Polish American Congress 
and the Roman Catholic Church. Speak- 
ers included Metro AFL-CIO President 
Thomas Turner, Senator Donald W. 
Reigle, Jr. (D-MI), and Rep. Dennis M. 
Hertel (D-MI). 

COLUMBUS, OHIO — A huge Solidarity 
banner draped over the state Capitol 
served as a backdrop for a rally here. 
Speakers included Governor James A. 
Rhodes, Roman Catholic Bishop Edward 
J. Herrman and Ohio AFL-CIO Presi- 
dent Milan Marsh. Members of the Inter- 
national Brotherhood of Electrical Work- 
ers and the Sheet Metal Workers erected 
the banner, which will stay up through 

MILWAUKEE — Some 500 people attended 
a rally in Serb Hall. Speakers included 
Milwaukee Circuit Court Judge Robert 
Miech, whose speech was taped for Radio 
Free Europe, and President Eugene Kal- 
uzny of the Wisconsin division of the 
Polish-American Congress. 

CLEVELAND — At a rally sponsored by the 
Cleveland AFL-CIO and the Auto Work- 
ers, more than 450 unionists and Polish- 
Americans assembled in the Alliance of 
Poles Hall. 

PITTSBURGH — Steel workers President 

Lloyd McBride told a rally here that the 

"strongest kind of economic and diplo- 

Continued on Page 38 

The Rights of Workers 
In the US and Poland 

Texas Business Representative 
Writes a Guest Column 

Last year, J. W. Jackson, busi- 
ness representative of Local 977, 
Wichita Falls, Tex., wrote a guest 
opinion entitled "Poland shadows 
U.S. unionization" for one of his 
area newspapers. Following are 
some excerpts from this column: 

"One of the leading news items 
for the last several months has 
been the efforts of workers to 
organize unions in Poland. It 
seems, suddenly, that everyone 
from the President of the United 
States on down is deeply concerned 
about the rights of union members 
and fearful for the safety of these 

"Statements have been made by 
our officials to the effect that we 
would not tolerate outside inter- 
ference from other countries and 
that we would not stand idly by if 
troops were used to crush the 
attempt of these people to or- 
ganize free trade unions. 

"It is gratifying to hear these 
remarks and know that people all 
over the world realize that without 
free trade unions there can be no 
real freedom for people in any 

"I wonder how many people 
know that just a few short years 
ago, the same thing was happening 
in America. . . . Many workers lost 
their lives and many more were 
imprisoned in the long fight to 
establish free trade unions in 
America . . . 

"One of the well-known cases 
was the Pullman Strike of 1894 
when the members of the railroad 
went on strike protesting the cut- 
ting of their wages. They were 
charged with the conspiracy to 
interfere with and restrain trans- 
portation. An injunction was issued 
by the courts and federal troops 
were called in to put down the 
strike. The president of the union, 
Eugene Debs, went to prison for 
six months . . . 

"It is good to hear our govern- 
ment officials warn Russia and 
Poland not to interfere with the 
rights of the workers, but then in 
my mind I can't help but wonder 
how sincere they really are . . ." 


Building Trades Unions to Inuest 
Half-Billion Pension Fund Dollars 
in Job-Creating Programs 

The 15 Building and Construction 
Trades unions will try to place one- 
half billion dollars of their various 
local, regional and national pension 
funds in job-creating investments, 
Robert A. Georgine, president of the 
Building and Construction Trades 
Department, AFL-CIO, announced on 
February 14. 

Georgine said the goal could be 
achieved through coordinated invest- 
ment opportunities to be presented at 
Pension Investment Expositions — ■ a 
series of two-day meetings that will be 
held in regions throughout the nation. 

These Expositions would give pen- 
sion fund trustees and other officials a 
chance to hear presentations from 
sponsors of job-creating vehicles and 
to make initial contacts in pursuit of 
investments through these vehicles. 
Both management and union trustees 
would be invited to attend, along with 
legal counsel. 

In addition, Georgine said, the 
Building and Construction Trades De- 
partment will undertake to facilitate 
one major, cooperative pilot construc- 
tion project jointly with federal, state 

and local governments by providing 
capital from Building Trades funds. 

"Such cooperative ventures were 
contemplated by Congress when 
ERISA was enacted," Georgine said. 
"It is time for us to take the lead in 
bringing this on line." 

In February, 1980, the 15 general 
presidents of the Building and Con- 
struction Trades Department approved 
an educational program for local 
unions which emphasized the tre- 
mendous potential existing for the 
investment of pension assets in ways 
which were beneficial to the union 

"The goal of this initial program 
was two-fold," Georgine said. "First, 
it offered local unions who were taking 
steps to control their pension fund 
assets a means of learning more about 
both the opportunities and pitfalls 
which exist. Second, it gave them a 
basic training in how to identify and 
ward off the many charlatans who 
were seeking to promote themselves, 
under the guise of having concern for 
our members and their pension funds." 

During the latter part of 1980 and 
early 1981, the Building Trades De- 

partment conducted six regional pro- 
grams — in Columbus, Ohio, Boston, 
New York City, Los Angeles, Miami 
and New Orleans. More than 700 
union and management trustees, at- 
torneys and investment professionals 
attended the two-day lectures and 

Now, Georgine continued, a year 
after the completion of the pension 
investment educational program, the 
pension community is experiencing a 
renaissance which will change the 
course of pension investments for 
years to come. 

"In virtually every region of the 
nation," Georgine said, both public 
and private pension funds are insuring 
that investment strategies are not con- 
trary to the overall needs and goals of 
organized workers. And now it is time 
to begin the next phase of our pension 
investment program." 

President Georgine released a report 
covering the background of pension 
plans, proposed programs, legal con- 
siderations and current activity in the 
pension area throughout the United 

General Executive Board Member Ray Ginnetti Dies 

As this issue of The Carpenter goes 
to press, word has reached the General 
Office that Second District Board 
Member Ray Ginnetti passed away, 
February 22 in a Philadelphia, Pa., 
hospital after a long and recurring 
illness. A private funeral service was 
to be held on February 26. 

Ginnetti was appointed to the Gen- 
eral Executive Board in 1980 succeed- 
ing Sigurd Lucassen, when Lucassen 
became Second General Vice Presi- 
dent. He had served as president of 
the Pennsylvania State Council since 

Ginnetti was bom in 1918 in 
Philadelphia, Pa. Fresh out of high 
school, he went to work in a wood- 
working mill as an apprentice, and. 

in 1936, he was initiated into Mill- 
Cabinet Local 1050, following in the 
footsteps of his father, James, who 
was a charter member of the local. 

During World War II, he served in 
Hawaii after being drafted by the 
Army in 1941. 

Following the war, Ginnetti married 
Margaret Scott and resumed work in 
the field of carpentry. In 1947, he was 
elected recording secretary of Local 
1050, and he held that position for 
18 years. 

In 1952, Ginnetti was appointed 
organizer for the Metropolitan Dis- 
trict Council of Philadelphia, and, in 
1954, former General President M. A. 
Hutcheson appointed him as a general 

Ray Ginnetti 

MARCH, 1982 

Carpenters, Painters Sign Homebuilding 
Pact; Major Savings Seen Through Finance, 
Technology and Productivity 

'Structuralcomb'— a patented construction material— to be exclusively handled. 

A "highly significant" national agree- 
ment providing for the use of union mem- 
bers on the prestructured building and 
siting of residential and commercial 
buildings featuring the use of a patented 
"structuralcomb" component that will 
dramatically reduce the cost of homes 
was announced at Bal Harbour, Fla., 
on February 18, 1982 by President 
Konyha and President S. Frank Raftery 
of the Brotherhood of Painters & Allied 

The two union offlcials stressed that the 
"agreement is of special significance to 
us" in an era when housing starts have 
dropped far below national needs, and 
interest rates at record or near-record 
high levels have kept millions of Ameri- 
can families — particularly those in the 
younger age brackets — from being able 
to purchase decent housing. With con- 
struction trades unemployment increasing 
and no indications that the financial mar- 
kets will soon begin to achieve a state of 
normalcy, the two union presidents said 
"We welcome the use of new materials 
which promote high productivity, with re- 
sulting savings for the consumer, plus 
aggressive merchandising which will in- 
evitably lead to the building of homes for 
Americans and the creating of jobs for 
construction workers." 


The five-year agreement, dating from 
February 1, 1982, was signed by the two 
unions with Construction Systems Insti- 
tute, Inc., of Rancho Santa Fe, Cali- 
fornia, which is headed by Dr. Thomas 
Fair Neblett, a prominent West Coast 
arbitrator and expert in labor-manage- 
ment relations. 

Specifically, the new agreement will 
apply to the construction activities of an 
Institute affiliate, the United Homebuild- 

A cutaway section of Struc- 
turalcomb, showing comb- 
like material between 
%t drywall sections. 

ers of America, headquartered in Los 
Angeles, which the Institute will represent 
in the firm's relationships with the two 
unions. Paul A. Ebeling, president and 
chief executive officer of United Home- 
builders, also serves as an officer of the 
Construction Systems Institute. 

The construction material that is fea- 
tured in United Homebuilders' program 
is "structuralcomb" — a system utilizing 
a sandwich-type, glue-laminated panel 
which has a core of specially treated 
craft honeycomb. The core is faced with 
drywall, gypsum board, plywood or other 
material to produce structural compon- 
ents in sizes of 4' x 8' or 4' x 10' or 
4' X 12' X 4'/2". The material is a rigid 
high strength component for use in the 
assembly of walls, floors and roofs in one- 
and two-story structures, and it offers 
structural integrity to the entire building. 

Because the material can be efficiently 
produced at low cost, it can be used to 
bring down the component costs of resi- 
dential buildings. At the same time the 
material has been proven, in a series of 
tests conducted by university and other 
impartial research organizations as fungus 
proof and resistant to fire, water, insects 
and rodents. 

Under the contract between the two 
unions and Construction Systems Insti- 
tute, Inc., the employer recognizes the 
Carpenters and the Painters as the exclu- 
sive bargaining representative of its pro- 
duction and maintenance employees em- 
ployed in-plant in the prestructuring of 
construction components. 

For their job site operations, the em- 
ployer recognizes the jurisdiction of the 
two signatory unions on matters covered 
in the national agreement, with local 
agreements to cover wages, hours, and 
other local conditions. 

At the same time, the Institute agrees 
not to "subcontract, sublet, or assign" any 
work covered by the national agreement 
to be performed at the job site except to 
a contractor under agreement with the 
two unions who agrees to observe the 
terms of the local agreements between the 
two unions and the Institute. 


The national agreement provides for 
no strikes or lockouts pending the investi- 
gation of the issues and efforts to reach a 
peaceable solution, except in cases in- 
volving wages due and fringe contribu- 
tions. It provides for arbitration of issues 
arising under the agreement. 

President Konyha of the Carpenters 
and President Raftery of the Painters, in 
a joint statement commenting on the 
agreement, said: 

"We are extremely pleased to have 
reached the highly significant agree- 
ment with the Construction Systems 
Institute Inc. covering the present and 
future activities of the United Home- 
builders of America. 
"It is an extraordinarily important for- 
ward step for three reasons: 
"l.It provides jobs now and, we be- 
lieve, an increasing number of jobs 
in the future, for the members of 
our two unions, under fair and 
effective union conditions. 
"2. It will provide, we hope and sin- 
cerely believe, a supply of urgently 
needed homes for the middle in- 
come working people of America 
through the use of space-age quality 
materials at costs that will sharply 
reduce the price of new homes for 
people who cannot afford them now. 
The working conditions for the em- 
ployees and the scientific and engi- 
neering expertise of the manage- 
ment at United Homebuilders 
should assure the public of a high 
quality home product for their in- 
vestment. At the same time, United 
Homebuilders' decision to enter 
into explicit partnership agreements 
with business and contracting com- 
panies in various locations assures 
that both the quality of production 
and the soundness of our labor- 
management relationships will be 
extended throughout the entire na- 
"3. The agreement demonstrates that 
there is a very important role for 
cooperation among ingenious entre- 
preneurs, scientific personnel and 
progressive labor unions in the in- 
terest of offering high-quality prod- 
ucts to the American public at fair 
prices. With the housing industry in 
a most difficult situation for several 
years, the Carpenters and the 
Painters have been alert to the need 
of encouraging worthwhile efforts 
to resume this industry, and to pro- 
vide employment with fair pay and 
working conditions to the people 
we represent. Cooperation can be 
achieved, as this agreement shows, 
without sacrifice of profit incentive 
to management or deterioration of 
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More than 1,700 readers of The 
Carpenter sent in donations to 
"Carpenters Helping Hands" in the 
first two weeks of our solicitation for 
funds to provide corrective surgery for 
the little six-year-old girl in Tennessee 
born with a bi-lateral cleft face. 

Thousands of dollars more are 
needed if Alice is to enjoy a rela- 
tively normal life. 

Alice has had 11 different surgeries 
to give her the semblance of a face. 
Thanks to plastic surgery, she now has 
a nose, gums, and some teeth in her 
upper mouth. She now has a palate 
and can chew, taste, and even smell. 

This has cost the State of Tennes- 
see, through its Department of Human 
Services, well over $60,000. The re- 
maining surgeries would push total 
costs over $300,000. 

The people of Tennessee and the 
members of Local 50 at Knoxville are 
contributing to this most worthy 
cause, but it will take the combined 
efforts of every member of the United 
Brotherhood to get all of the funds 
needed. If every member of the UBC 
contributed 50f^ to Carpenters Helping 
Hands, there would be almost $400,000 
for Alice's corrective surgery and 
funds for many other worthy causes 
as well! 

Please send your contribution now! 

Editor's Note: "Carpenters Helping 
Hands" has been incorporated under 
the laws of the District of Columbia, 
and we have applied to the U.S. 
Internal Revenue Service for recog- 
nition as a non-profit charitable 


A total of $1 1,232.12 is raised in first two weeks of 
appeal for funds to give six-year-old Alice a face. 
Much, much more is needed for the complex surgery 
necessary to give this foster child a happy future. 

Little Alice, foster child of a Tennessee 
member, plays with a doll as she awaits 
her next hospital visit. 

Recent Contributions To Carpenters' Helping Hands 

Local Union, Name 

1, Herbert W. Kuehne, Mitchell Gajda. 

2, Floyd Tarvin. 

4, Richard L. Davis. 

5, D. Bigugno. 

6, William R. Froh, Jeffrey DaCosta. 

7, Jim Rack, H. V. Forsen, Jerry D. Fischer, 

Ritchie Henrikson, Dewayne Jacobson, 
Eddie Saltzman. 

8, John Leidvanger, Hal & Rose Ogren, Ernest 

Ulrich, Edward Coryell, Michael J, O'Con- 
nor. Steve Condra. 

10, Robert Civinelli. John Griffin, Henry C. 
Koning, Matthew Mroczek, Ray Raymer. 

11, John & Verna Baron, Barb & Ray Bennett, 
Dave Brockman.. Julius Mosberger, Hank 
Suabada, Larry Gusti, Charles H. Rhodes, 
Frank Prijatel, George A. Tafat. 

13, Ken Cyzen, Raymond P. Tazelaar, Andrew 
A. Bergouist, Alex Zaleski, Sr., James 
Hayes, Henry Millenbein, John T. Noonan, 
John R. Fitzmaurice, Henry Prevot. 

14, H. Mewaite, Robert G. Scott. 

15, Howard Paterson, Frank Myslivecek, Emil 
C. Gadda, Gregory Mallet. 

Local Union, Name 

16, Thomas A. Kane, Orville F. O'Brien, Kyle 
A. Adams, B. V. Hoffman. 

19, William M. Hoffman, Miller Noffsinger, John 

H. Beno, Mack L. Johnson, Stephen S. 

20, Vincent A. Shreck, L. O. Hendrickson, Nels 
Odson, Erik Olson. 

22, M. Adelson, Andrew C. Daiss, R. E. 
Higuera, Larry Kelly, Richard Waddell, 
Neal McLaudhlin, A. A. Murdock. 

24, Carl Bonci, John Krasicki, S. L. Monarca. 

25, Orville & Alice Sovereign. 

26, Gilbert J. Curtis, John Krenzel. 

27, George Heft. 

30, Billy R. Painter, Fred W. Doyle. 

32, Gordon Willcutt. 

33, Eugene Belliveau, Robert J. Teece. 

34, Albert F. Lagardo. 

35, Bruce MacDougall. John Sokolic, Don Sayer. 

36, Matthew E. Lockary, L. Darrel Gehrke, 
Henry A. Lampi. 

40, Paul H. Budd. 
42, Harry C. Perry. 

Continued, next page 


Carpenters Helping Hands, Inc. 
TOl Consfifufion Ave., N.W. 
Washington, D.C. 20001 

Yes, I want to provide funds for Carpenters' Helping Hands, Inc. to assist 
Alice and provide help for others in need. Here's my cash, check or money 
order omoun/ing to $ . 




State or Province 



MARCH, 1982 

Local Union, Name 

43, Clifton Good, Otto Koenig. 

46, Robert L. Marshall, Mervin Norton. 

47, Earle L. Bunte, Clifford Reed, R. A. Weis- 
senborn. Melvin Street. 

48, Ronald LeBlanc. 

49, Adelbert Landry. 

50, Charlie Myers, Pat Gray, George A. John- 
son, Herbert A. Kelso, Earl S. Conner, 
Howard Garland. 

51, J. A. Moulaison. 

54, Anton Zadak, Jerry J. Silhan, Joseph Sinde- 
lar, Joseph E. Bukovsky. 

55, Adam A. Laub, Waller Randall Neff, John 
Plavnicky, Charles Wise. 

58, Roy F. Burhop, Ellis F. Johnson, Ronald 
Mercier, W. L. Wahnelah, Freeman Whit- 

59, Elsworth L. Groff. 

60, Ralph C. Skirvin, Louis J. Oliver, Thomas 
W. Hutson. 

61, James O. Mack, John A. Gilliam, Art Ebert, 

George A. Guerra. 

62, Charles Deacon, Lennart Henriksson. Phelim 

Henry, Anthony Consola, Martin Paulsen. 

63, Clyderay Gushing, Jessie Sandage, Vernon 
Bolen, Ron Stewart. 

64, Wanda Farmer, Ralph H. Bolton, Loyd L. 

65, John Gotz, Einar Tonnesen. 

66, Vinson Lund. 

67, Gary Hovde, V. N. Marchese, Elmer R. 
Graves, Edward Mulcahy. 

69, A. J. Licking. 

70, Robert G. Cox. 
72, Michael M. Flow. 

74, Melvin M. Garner, James L. Caelton, Doug- 
las M. Gann, Larry E. Walker. 
74-L, William Tyma. 

80, Myron J. Coe, Thomas Hrinowich, Ken 
Aronson, John Wyllie, Richard Gengel, Roy 
Metoyer, Robert Sleiskal, O. L. Stensaker. 

81, Maurice W. Gjertsen, Edward Nietupshi. 
85, Frank P. Munt, M/M Earl E. Jones, Henry 

87, Lawrence Edwards, Dan J. Person, Thomas 
A. Pothen, Eurie Deiss, BUI Sieben. 

89, Arlie Elder. 

90, Henry P. Kares, Jr. 

94, Earl T. Corbett. 

95, James E. Bugdalski, S. J. Turk, C. Marvin 

98, M/M Dale Beauchamp, Elmert J. Wisher, 
Ralph F. Smith, Margaret Brodaczynski. 

99, William Pategas, Anthony D'Agostino. 

100, Vernon Herald. 

101, Charles S. Byrnes. Herman L. Hellmig, 
Martin F. Kuper, Michael P. Podgurski, Ed 
Borkowski, David J. Henn. 

102, Carl I. Carlson, Bruce Swisher, Don Lang- 

104, Allen G. Renner, Raymond Cordial, Ewald 
S. Nelson, Dale R. Porter. 

105, P. Fasciano, John J. McGrath, John Smith, 
Brian Sourman, Joe Pishura. 

106, George Borlin. 

107, Richard A. Krause. 

109, Paul B. Smith, William H. Smith, Rufus J. 

110, Hans Yunker. 

111, Oarence Eichhorn, John Voter. 
112-L, Richard P. Swan. 

117, George Harlling. 
117-L, James Felix. 

120, Frank A. Bevilacqua, George N. Weber, 
John B. Moylan, Ronald F. Youngs. 

121, John W. Fowler. 

122, James Tarducci, Andrew Anderson. 

124, M/M Nicholas Kender, John Manganini, 
Sam Ricco. 

131, Waller P. Buchalz, W. G. Leininger, J. S. 
Misner, Harry H. Rasmussen, Robert L. 
House, Lloyd L. Lawson, A. Van Slyck. 

132, Shelby Colbert. Edward Dustin, William 
Edwards, George Graca, John A. Campbell, 
Donald L. Ervin, Carlton A. Hall. Don K. 
Ritter. Leonard W. Crews, James E. Snow. 

133, Fred Mason, A Member, Ray Gibson, 
Laura A. Kirkham. Freeman Stewart, Wil- 
liam F. Wilson. 

135, Gilbert Myers, Philip Giovansanti. Maurice 
Hackman. Charles Shayman. Horst Stein. 

141, Ralph B. Olson, Oliver B. Penn, Thomas C. 
Tunstall, Sherman Jensen. 

Local Union, Name 
























Rocco Tatriano, James G. Munro, Edward 
Smith, Carmen Monterossi. 

Robert Willis, J. A. Campbell. 

Fabian L. Mitchell, James Malo. 

Stanley Mrug. 

Donald J. Ward. 

Otto C. Gregory. 

Lawrence Stachon. 

Kevin Fahey. M/M A. J. Gerlacher, Fred 
L. Schorcht, Jean B. Sanchot, Curtis Nutt. 

M/M N. V. Barbati. 

Jesse Ramsey, Jim Mallery, John Waghorn. 

Lloyd J. Walker, Walt Lederle. John Pear- 
son, George Prine, George Peplow. 

Philip J. Sorg, Ray Olsen. 

Harold Farland. 

M/M Charles Walker. 

Walter W. NicoU, Lyle Johnson. 

Larry A. Wilson. 

William J. Fanning, Frank Miller, Anthony 

Wilbur Gross. 

Dan Herrera, John Harlman. 

A. G. Stephenson, D. E. Griffin, Bobby 
Simons, Wallie W. Williams, Cecil M. Britt, 
Fred A. Jordan. 

Edwin J. Zdrojeski, Willie T. Haynes. 

Chester F. Allen, Lowell Booth, Willie V. 
Cash, O. V. McFadden, Clement P. Rees. 

Ed Kandt, John Kroeker, Anthony P. 

Charles Dean, Joseph Ryan. 

Frank Anthony, Tim Corroran, Edwin E. 
Williams. L. J. Normand. Michael G. Salva- 
tore. Wayne Wentworth. 

William D. Bodish, Carl Silhanek. 

Charles A. Gatons, A. R. Muses. Perry G. 
Parmer. Jr. 

Richard DeRienzo. George Robinson. 

Tommy K. Turner, Mike Poole. W. H. 

C. R. Aikins. Rudie Arnoldy, Rolf Togstad, 
R. B. Walker. 

Carrol Lindsay. 

George J. Somers, Joseph A. Vadus. 

Ernest Alden, Sr. 

Wilbert H. Williams, Charles Holtz. Rus- 
sell A. Nix, Russell E. Nix, Lloyd Zeiler, 
Salvatore J. Arrigo. 

Robert E. Holman, Harvey R. Jessup. 

George Bulger. Bruno Serksnas. 
John Lee. John F. Rogan, William B. 

Joseph Murena, Moe Ross, W. Berberich, 
Anthony Gruosso, Anthony Lala. 

L. Helsel, Bruce Tuoker. 

Lester H. Hasse. 

Carroccio, John Gottschling. 
Donald Adams, Tommy Adams, Harold 
Dean, Terry Anderson, Patrick Oliver, L. 
M. Nunn. 

Reuben Barkus, George Obemuller, A 
Member, Fredric Taussig, Fred Michaelson, 
Sr., George Shaftic, Matthew Tyniec. 

S. M. KeUy. 

W. E. Goodrum. Everett Bobbitt, Marion 
F. Williams. 

F. A. Khone, Earl W. Sager, Michael 
Balen. Sr. 

Joel Vedder. 

Ame H. Kerr. L. D. Gregory, Eugene E, 

Andrew Beres. 

Jack R. Goodwin. Melvin B. Hill, Craig E. 
Jones. L. Lee High. 

Richard Kuwallick. Harry E. Mitchell. 

J. Leo LeBlanc, Malcolm H. Budd. 

Jefferson D. Lawyer. 

David Bottom. 

Dave Frambes, George R. Boyd, David P. 
Rupert, Scott Jorden, Ricky Odom, Mel 
Wall, Joseph Phillips, T. E. Roberts. M. R. 
Newman. H. D. Goodman, Henry Jones. 
Rickey Stoker, K. Tonier. Patton. D. W. 
Hunt. J. A. Foster. B. S. Williams, F. G. 
Gisson, Mike Napier. Wesley G. Thomas. 
Dale A. Lovier, Keith Wall, Joseph Ward- 
law. Maury Goodies. Terry Price. Harold E. 
Thomas. Toni Monroe. Lee Preist, Russell 
Wilson. T. Hemdon. John Campbell, Jr., 
Jim Jenkins. Derrell Tucker. Bobby M. 
Shoee. Ray Wickstrom. Wayne Rodgers. Joe 
Holbrook, Daniel Single, Billy Haynes, Wil- 

Local Union, Name 

lie Kuhy, Joseph Wiggins, W. C. Mullins, 
Steven Sutsie, M. A. Rupert. Jr.. Jack Rich- 
ards, E. Brent Johnson, Bruce Thomas, Tony 
Newman. Garey Morgan, Mark A. Handi, 
Jack Jankin, David Hayward. T. W. Shel- 
ton. Jerry Wilson,, C. B. Williams, J. Ivey, 
Howard Futcher, Doug Davis. Al Hux. Jack 
Fond. Stan Lou. Charles Guill. Larry J. 
Sammon. Dennis Funderburk & Michael, 
Willie Brusher, R. Scott Bowden. 

Walter Sobiesiak. 

Merrill A. Homberger. Sigmund Horvath, 
W. L. Metz. Roy Peifer. Robert Slothower, 
Reynolds Glunt. Glen M. Junk. R. H. Getz, 
Robert Shreve. Sr., Samuel E. Stetler. 

John B. Arth. 

Hanry Gromadzki. 

E. B. Linville, Jr., Homer Lambert. 

Larry M. Brannaman, Dan Sullivan. 

W. Dean York. 

Ray Westmore, Robert Lemberger, Milton 

Curtis White. Felix L. Lauzon, William K. 
Phillipson, WiUiam Fletscher, Thomas 

Louise Nieznalski. 

Erlon Washburn. 

Denver Berger, Fred M. Hagerman. 

Mrs. John Jackson. 

Howard Day. 

David V. Bryant. 

Oliver Burns. 

George & Robert Biondich, Samuel De- 
Simone, Larry McKinney, B. M. Remaley. 

W. Guy Young. Robert Wheeler. 

Richard Dekeyser, Chester Behe. 

Reed S. Breakall. 

Rudy Kasprzyk. 

Raymond Zacharie. 

Ron Abram, Everett Rankin. 

Wayne B. Burns, John Denton, Frank A. 
Favazza, Harry W. Owen, James Graham. 

L. V. Foreman. 

Joseph Pesacreta. 

Samuel M. Reynolds. 

John L. Oechsner, Mrs. Rita Walter, Leon- 
ard DelRusso, Fred G. Kohler. Richard W. 

Bernard T. Imarata. 

Steve Perrin. 

Ray Crook. 

Martin Poole, Jr. 

Raymond Pearson, Andrew Ragogna, 
Charles F. Gallo. 

George Matthews, David Shultz. 

Walter Johnson. 

Coral E. Andrews, Earl Bishop, Marshall D. 

Charles Cooper, A. J. Vitchell, Sr., James 
Gorman, Charlie Hunter, Henry Luczkie- 

Don G. Brown, Bruce Montague, Gordon 
E. Brown. Ron Gaskell, Herman L. Thallas, 
Floyd L Welliver. 

Harry Gillette. 

Joseph Stonelake. 

Phillip Haberle. 

Fred R. Morrow, Wendell Rust, Glen B. 

Jack Zeilenga. 

Henry A. Kummer. Amos J. Jackson, W. 
Mogensen. Edward L. Wyland. Jr. 

Guy A. Bruce. Sr. 


















Rich Carriel, M. G. Burkeen, A. Cimaroli, 
Isidore M. Ibarra. 
Gilbert Jorve. 
Owen F. Mitchell. 
Toivo M. Dahlbacka. 
Charles J. Gorman, John Martin. 
Rudy Schuler, Paul Seyfricd. 
William J. Harris. 

Fred Wchwalenberg, Lawrence Mishkar. 
Bernhard Bass, Edward Sordyl. 
Edwin Widen. 

Thomas W. Ames, Iris Butler, Garfield 
Sandoval, Robert A. Wolfe. Jr. 
James F. Howley, Claude Giargiari. 
Ralph L. Gehlken. 
James H. Kirk. 

Cesar & Carol Vega. Arthur Vigeland. 
Hans Hoechner, Frank Schultz. 

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In Ottawa, some employees might be able to 
avoid tempoi-ary layoffs by agreeing to a work- 
sharing program, working fewer days and earning 
about 10% less, the federal Employment Depart- 
ment says. 

If employees agree, they and their employers can 
sign agreements with Ottawa, which will provide a 
maximum unemployment insurance benefit of $42 
for each day lost. 

Under work-sharing, a person normally earning 
$70 a day or $350 a week would receive $322 for a 
four-day week — $280 would be pay with the rest 
in work-sharing benefits, a maximum of $42 or 
60% of regular salary. 


A total of 792 general contractors, chiefly 
involved in residential building, reported revenues 
of $1.8 billion in 1980, says a bulletin issued by 
Statistics Canada. Of the total operating revenue for 
the 792 companies in 1980, 2.7% was net, pre-tax 
operating profit. 

The bulletin, which reports financial ratios, 
operating revenues, costs and profits, summarizes 
figures for Canadian firms building new homes and 
those engaged in renovations, additions or 


Canada's growth is slowing, according to interim 
census figures just released by Statistics Canada. 
According to the recently released figures, the 
population rose 4.8% in the five years since the 
1976 census, which counted 22,992,602 
Canadians: as of June 3 of last year, Canadians 
numbered 24,105,163. However, during the 1971- 
1976 period, the population increased by 6.6%. 

Growth has been uneven, with relatively slow 
growth in the Maritimes and strong growth in the 
West, says Francois Singh of Statistics Canada. A 
preliminary study also has confirmed a shift in 
population from the centres of major cities and a 
shift of population to some new suburbs, Singh said. 


In the spring of 1980, the federal government 
established a task force on Unemployment Insur- 
ance, composed of civil servants from the Canada 
Employment and Immigration Commission. Its 
report, which received Cabinet approval prior to its 
release in July of last year, proposes a further 
dismantling of the Unemployment Insurance Act of 
1971. These changes, if enacted, would mean: 

• an increase in the number of weeks one must 
work, in order to qualify for U.I. benefits, from the 
current level of 10-14 weeks depending on region, 
to 15-20 weeks; 

• a decrease in the number of weeks of benefit 
entitlement for all people except those in the areas 
with the worst unemployment; 

• a doubling of the waiting period from 6 weeks to 
12 weeks for people who quit without "just cause"; 

• abolition of the 3-week severance benefit payable 
to all workers at age 65; 

• an increase in the rate of benefit repayment, from 
30% to 50% of benefits, for recipients with 
incomes over $24,570 in 1981; 

• a reduction in the government's share of the 
costs of U. I., from 53.3% in 1975 to 14.4%, as 
projected for 1983-84. 

In total, these changes mean a "saving" of $220 
million in U.I. costs, and a loss to the unemployed. 

The most severe change is in the entrance 
requirement, whereby claimants will need at least 
six additional weeks of work in order to qualify for 
benefits. According to the report, this will disqualify 
16% of all recipients nationally. The impact is even 
more drastic in the Atlantic provinces, where the 
disqualification rate will be between 22% in Nova 
Scotia to 41 % in Newfoundland. In total, the task 
force recommendations would remove some $90 
million from the economies of the four easterly 


Unemployment in Canada in December equalled 
the post- Depression record. Statistics Canada has 
reported that the country's seasonally adjusted 
unemployment rate in December was 8.6%, equal 
to that of September, 1978, and the highest since 
the Depression. The official number of jobless was 
987,000, up from 928,000 in November. But 
Statscan reported that another 84,000 had with- 
drawn from the work force, so that the actual 
number of jobless was past one million. 

To make matters worse, as reported in The Globe 
and Mail, Finance Minister Allan MacEachen has 
recently introduced a budget that "changes the 
taxation system, inhibits investment, discourages 
saving, and produces an uncertain climate in which 
companies will hesitate to develop or expand and 
create jobs." 

Bad feelings about the proposed budget were 
strong enough to prompt Thorne Riddell, Canada's 
largest firm of chartered accountants, to issue a 
commentary for the first time in history. In the 
commentary, a thorough condemnation of 
iVIacEachen's proposal, one of the adverse effects 
listed by Thorne Riddell was "deals a heavy blow to 
the Canadian construction industry." 

MARCH, 1982 


New Industrial Advisory Committee Holds First Session 

The 34th General Conven- 
tion at Chicago, last year, 
authorized the General Presi- 
dent to appoint a special 
committee from the indus- 
trial membership "to study 
the particular needs of our 
industrial membership and 
make recommendations" to 
the General President and 
General Executive Board. 
The committee held its first 
session at the General Office 

Standing, from left: James Berryhill, Texas Industrial Council president; Nick Papalia, 
Western Pennsylvania D.C. director of organizing: Meyer Chait, Local 3127 financial secretary 
and business representative; Joseph Farrone, Mid Eastern Industrial Council secretary; Richard 
Wierengo, Michigan Council of Industrial Workers secretary; James Parker, UBC director of 
organizing; Garrold Brown, Southern Council of Industrial Workers secretary; Alan Maddison, 
Local 2076 financial secretary and business representative; Merle Scriver, Local 1452 financial 
secretary and business representative; Peter Budge, Local 2679 business representative; and 
Robert Warosh, Midwest Industrial Council secretary. 

Seated, from left; Joe Pinto, UBC industrial department director; Walter Oliveira, Local 
2679 business representative; Anthony Ramos, California State Council secretary; Jim Bledsoe, 
Western Council secretary; Don Danielson, assistant to the general president; William Konyha, 
general president; and Charles Bell, Indiana Industrial Council secretary. Richard Hearn, 
secretary. Mid- Atlantic Council, participated in the conference but was not present. 

in Washington, D.C. last 

month. A summary of the preliminary findings of the 
committee will be presented to the General President and are 
expected to be discussed at the Industrial Conference in 
Washington, next month. (See story at right.) 

Members of the In- 
dustrial Advisory 
Committee in session 
at the General Office 
at Washington, D.C. 

UBC Industrial Legislative 
Conference Called for April 

General President William Konyha announced 
plans for a three-day legislative conference in 
Washington, D.C. on April 20th, 21st, and 22nd for 
industrial representatives. The UBC, as it did last 
spring, will conduct its own one-day conference at 
the General Office and then join with representa- 
tives from other unions in participating in the AFL- 
CIO Industrial Union Department's (lUD) annual 
legislative conference. 

The UBC's conference will be held at the General 
Office on Tuesday, April 20, and will be addressed by 
General President Konyha and other resident general 
officers. Legislative issues of special interest to 
Brotherhood members will be discussed and a pro- 
gram on how to involve union members in the 
political process will also be presented. 

Following the UBC conference, the lUD has 
scheduled a program including a reception with 
Congressional representatives, panels involving 
Senate and House members on issues of concern to 
labor, and visits by UBC and other union representa- 
tives with Senators and Congressmen. 

Among the subjects to be covered at the UBC and 
lUD Conference will be: economic issues, including 
social security, high interest rates, and the 1983 
budget, OSHA; and the 1982 House and Senate 

Over 350 delegates from 16 other AFL-CIO unions, 
including our enthusiastic UBC delegation, attended 
the June 1981 lUD Legislative Conference. An 

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to social security, medicare, and local union pension plans. 

Softball Saga in New York 

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natured competition between Local 12, Syracuse, N.Y., and 
Local 747, Oswego, N.Y. A series of three Softball games 
between the "city boys" and the "country boys" culminated in 
a clambake and pig roast, and the presentation of a trophy to 
the winners. Local 747, by Local 12. Above, presenting the 
trophy to Local 747 President Jack Simmons, left, is Local 
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Bolden look on. Also shown — the players in action. 

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the July, 1981, 
Carpenter, "The 
Friendly Front Porch 
Fades Into Yester- 
year," but it seems 
that front porches 
have not been entirely 
forgotten. When Jesse 
Russell, Local 213, 
Houston, Tex., built 
his home, he added a 
front porch which, 
as the above photo- 
graph shows, is any- 
thing but neglected. 
Shown on the porch 
with member Russell are a sister-in-law, a niece, two grand 
nieces, and Ids silver poodle Cooney. 

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body recoveries. David Darlow, the 
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company that employs these members, 
recently commended the men, giving 
"recognition of their service . . . their un- 
selfish attitude toward their community 
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Retirement Party 
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many special gifts from General Rep. 
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tine, Millwright Rep. Ray Mitchell, Pile 
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General Representative Beckes with the 
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The banquet committee included: Seated, 
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Edward Lemke, Herschel Marshall, 
Robert Gilmore, and Joseph Wolinski. 

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In the busy 53 years of his life, McGuire traveled 
up and down the land fighting for workers' rights, 
leading campaigns for protective laws, establishing 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America, helping to found the American Federation 
of Labor, and creating a lasting memorial to North 
American workers — a national holiday. Labor Day. 

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"/ will tell you what we want to see. We want the time to come 
when there shall be absolute justice in the distribution of wealth; 
when every man and woman who do the least shall not receive 
the most; when the toiler's income shall not be limited to the 
barren point of a mere existence; when the ennobling influence 
of music, literature, and art, shall dwell in every home; when 
there shall be no army of hungry, idle men, vainly seeking work, 
while little children bend above the lathe and loom; when those 
who toil are known as the noblest in the world, and idleness 
shall be held to be an industrial disgrace." 

— P. J. McGuire, 1891 

A supplement to the Carpenter magazine, March, 1982 issue. 

ODAY, the United Brotherhood of 
Carpenters and Joiners of America is 
a prosperous and |x>werful organiza- 
tion, with almost 800,000 members and 
over 2,000 local unions. One hundred 
years ago, the 36 carpenters assembled in the second 
story of a Chicago flaxseed warehouse wondered if 
their proposed union would survive, let alone thrive. 
The delegates to the first convention, stiff and un- 
comfortable in their formal morning coats, had no 
idea what their work would lead to. 

Unions are built on the dedication and sacrifices 
of the thousands of members on the local level. 
Sometimes, however, individual leaders stand out for 
their inspiration and commitment. The early suc- 
cess of the UBCJA cannot be separated from the 
contributions of its first full-time ofificer, Peter J. 
McGuire. Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood 
from 1881 to 1902, McGuire, for all practical pur- 
poses, was the national office. Through his writing 
and Sf>eak;ing, he never stopped promoting the idea 
of unionism to American carpenters. His great talents 
and tireless organizing raised him to the highest 
plateau of 19th century labor leaders. The biography 
of P. J. McGuire is more than the story of a remark- 
able personality. It includes the birth of the Car- 
penters' Union and much of the history of the early 
American labor movement. 

Early Struggle for Survival 


IcGuire's parents were typical of the throngs of 
Europeans arriving on America's shores. His mother, 
Catherine Hand O'Riley, survived the tragic loss of her 
first husband and six of their eight children in Ireland. 
Ready to start over in the New World, she met John J. 
McGuire, another young Irish immigrant, in the Lower 
East Side of New York City. Peter, the first child of their 
family of 5, was born on July 6, 1852. 

McGuire once described the neighborhood of his youth 
as a "living grave." The dreams that carried immigrants 
across the Atlantic quickly came up against the harsh 
realities of tenement life. Six families often crowded into 
buildings meant for single-family use. The least fortunate 
huddled in dank cellars, hidden from the sun and filled 
with garbage. The crush of people strained the minimal 
sanitary facilities of the houses, and, inevitably, life 
spilled into the streets and alleys. 

The McGuire family struggled to survive. Young Peter 
never had the luxury of a carefree childhood. When his 
father enlisted in the Union Army in 1863, the 11-year- 
old boy became the family's primary breadwinner. Peter 
left his local parish school to take on a variety of jobs: 
hawking papers, shining shoes, and cleaning stores. 
Eventually he settled into a regular job as an errand boy 
at Lord and Taylor's department store. 

McGuire 's formal education had elided, but his natural 
curiosity and hunger for knowledge persisted. From his 
father, a full-time porter and a part-time instructor in the 
Celtic language, he learned about the customs of his 
parents' homeland. From his friends and neighbors, he 
absorbed the crafts, folklore, and languages of the rich 
mixture of cultures in the city's 17th Ward. His fluency 
in German, picked up in street-corner marbles games, 

The Cooper Union in New York City was a center for 
continuing education for the poor in the late 1800s. There 
young Peter McGuire learned to debate and acquired 
principles of economics and labor. 

helped him in later organizing campaigns among German- 
American carpenters and cabinetmakers. 

McGuire attended courses and lectures at the Cooper 
Union, a center for continuing education and a regular 
meeting place for radical and reform movements. He 
enjoyed the excitement of the nightly meetings and 
impassioned speeches on the social issues of the day. The 
Cooper Union was a vital place; many of the labor lead- 
ers of the era got their first taste of economics, labor 
theories, and public speaking at Peter Cooper's school. 
McGuire was a member of the Rising Star Debating 
Society. It was there that he met another foreign-born 
student who was to work with him in founding the 
American Federation of Labor — Samuel Gompers. 

McGuire decided to learn a trade. At the age of 17, 
he started his apprenticeship in the Haines Piano Shop. 
The long hours, low wages, and difficult working condi- 
tions of his working days reinforced the teachings he 
received at night. The importance of labor organization 
was a message that the gangly teen-ager took to heart. 

His first experience of practical activism came in 1872. 
McGuire marched alongside the one hundred thousand 
workers who struck for the eight-hour-day in the spring of 
that year. Years later, McGuire remarked that the events 
of 1 872 convinced him of the value of a militant labor 

It did not take long for the young piano-maker to 
translate his beliefs into action. The following year, he 
led a fight against a wage reduction at his piano shop. 
Despite a strong show of unity, the workers at Haines' 
lost. Harassed for his leading role in the strike, McGuire 
left to find work at a nearby finish shop. By now, he was 
a skilled journeyman, confident of his ability to hold down 
a job. Unfortunately, times were changing. For McGuire 
and millions of other workers, a willingness to work 
would make little diff'erence in the dark days ahead. 

American industry expanded dramatically in the years 
after the Civil War. Industrial production rose by nearly 
47% between 1865 and 1870. The unprecedented boom 
in railroads, building and manufacturing industries raised 
hopes of better times for all. But the economic bubble 

Peter McGuire at age 20. 

burst in 1873. For the next six years, workers suffered to 
an extent that was not matched until the Great Depression 
of the 1 930's. Production ground to a standstill as unem- 
ployment skyrocketed. In December, McGuire got the bad 
news. He became one more number on the rolls of the 
tens of thousands of unemployed workers in New York 

McGuire's exposure to 
the political clubs and or- 
ganizations had prepared 
him to respond to adversity. 
When organizations of the 
unemployed sprang up in 
many cities, he joined the 
New York committee. Every 
night McGuire spoke on 
soap boxes in the vacant 
lots of his neighborhood, 
urging his fellow citizens to 
demand work or relief. His 
forceful and dynamic speak- 
ing style drew crowds and 
attention. His reputation 
was still limited to his ward 
until he was elected to the 
Committee of Safety, the umbrella organization that co- 
ordinated demonstrations for public relief in the winter 
of 1873-74. His role as a city-wide spokesman for the 
unemployed catapulted him out of obscurity and led the 
proper New York Times to brand him as a "disturber of 
the public peace." 

City officials ignored the demands for public relief and 
rent suspensions. The business community pretended the 
growing army of marchers was unrepresentative. The 
Times insisted that "these agitators will find no support 
among the great masses of the laboring classes" and 
blamed the activities on a "foreign class" of workmen. 

But desperation mounted as the gloom of winter set in. 
Rallies swelled in size and became more frequent. 
McGuire spoke daily at meetings and churned out hand- 
bills and flyers between demonstrations. The city, no 
longer able to dismiss the movement, changed strategy. 
As part of a campaign to discredit the Committee of 
Safety, police officials arranged for John McGuire to 
issue a public denunciation of his notorious son's "radical 
and atheistic" behavior. The timing of the father's state- 
ment was set to cause the greatest possible embarassment 
for the son. In the midst of sensitive negotiations over the 
right to a parade permit, a Police Commissioner informed 
McGuire of his father's comments, made on the steps of 
their parish church. The 21 -year-old leader burst into 
tears and had to be helped from the room. As Samuel 
Gompers wrote in his autobiography: "McGuire was 
tender-hearted and the treatment hurt, but he stood by the 

McGuire continued his work, leading up to the famous 
Tompkins Square rally of January 13, 1874. This 
demonstration occupies an important place in the pages 
of American labor history. The battle for workers' rights 
has often met stiff resistance, and the park in Tompkins 
Square will always be remembered as the site of a violent 
attack on the young labor movement. 

"Riot Quelled" screamed the headline of the New York 
Daily Tribune the following day, but as McGuire cir- 
culated among the crowd on that cold winter's Tuesday 
morning, he had no reason to expect anything out of the 
ordinary. Ten thousand demonstrators quietly waited for 

the speeches to begin. Without warning, police, on horse 
and foot, charged into the crowd with clubs flying. Panic- 
stricken, the ralliers fled, tumbling over one another to 
avoid the crack of the nightstick. From 1 1 a.m. until dusk, 
the Lower East Side was turned into a sea of chaos. 
Anyone on the streets was liable to feel, in the words of a 
Tribune reporter, the "wholesome influence" of the 
officers' clubs. By day's end, 35 had been arrested, and 
dozens more were injured. 

The police action worked, up to a point. The blood 
spilled in and around Tompkins Square slowed the pace 
of organizing, but it also had the unintended effect of 
galvanizing a number of young activists into a life of 
labor organizing. Though the unemployed councils faded 
with the arrival of spring, one of their leaders, P. J. 
McGuire, was just beginning a new career. 

Hopping Freights to Organize 

For the rest of the decade, McGuire divided his time 
between organizing and work in the trade. He worked in 
finish shops and piano factories, mostly to finance his 
political life. He spoke up and down the East Coast, 
throughout the Midwest and the South. He helped form 
the socialist Workingmens' Party and travelled on its 
behalf. The number of his speaking engagements was as 
extensive as his funds were limited. On a tour of New 
England in 1877, McGuire walked from city to city 
enrolling hundreds of new members in the party with each 
speech. When his feet gave out, he hopped freights. 
During one six-week stretch, he is said to have made 
107 speeches, usually to audiences of several thousand. 

A New York tenement house in the 1870s. Laundry stretched 
between windows and fire escapes. The buildings teemed 
with newly-arrived European immigrants. 

McGuire's rich voice and biting wit rarely failed to 
move audiences. Since the American labor and socialist 
movements of that time were filled with foreign-language 
speaking members, a good English-speaking orator was 
highly prized. McGuire spoke plainly and directly to 
building trades workers, and voiced their desire for 

A contractor can estimate to a certainty what he has to 
pay for his hardware, for his lumber, for his nails. Yes, 
a dumb, dead keg of nails, has a price fixed on them — 
that is fixed by the Western Nail Association. But a live 
two legged carpenter has no price fixed on him. He 
takes what he can get. 

Audiences appreciated the gifted speaker. A Cincinnati 
editor wrote: "It is worth a long summer day's march to 
hear McGuire. Sharp, incisive, trenchant, he cleaves 
asunder, dividing the bones and the marrow. We do not 
remember having had our spirit so completely refreshed." 
A member of the Workingmen's Party, lamenting 
McGuire's hectic schedule, asked: "Can't you divide 
McGuire, make two of him, keep one and send the other 
here?" Even his opponents respected his talents. One 
unfriendly observer grumbled about McGuire's ability to 
"vigorously say nothing for two hours and nevertheless 
hold his audiences spellbound." 

McGuire's speeches challenged his listeners to question 
the economic system that produced boom-and-bust busi- 
ness cycles, an insecure, underpaid labor force, and 
wretched working conditions. McGuire warned that 
workers were condemned to harsh and trying lives as 
long as the capitalist's desire for profits determined 
economic and political choices. He urged independent 
political action and the creation of a working-class party 

Slum dwellers suffered terribly in the winters of the late 
1800s. Slumlords, unable to resist profits of 50% to 70% 
on their investments, squeezed tenants mercilessly. 

to speak in the name of labor. Always ready to practice 
what he preached, McGuire managed campaigns for local 
and state offices in Connecticut, and received over 9000 
votes in a Cincinnati election, despite being there for only 
six weeks. 

Ever restless and on the move, McGuire and his family 
relocated to St. Louis. The Workingmen's Party had 
mobilized St. Louis workers during the great railroad 
strike of 1877, and McGuire imagined the city would be 
fertile ground for organizing. He was not disappointed. 
Representing the local Trades and Labor Assembly, he 
lobbied the Missouri State Legislature for bills on mine 
ventilation and child labor. In 1 879, he convinced the 
legislators to establish a State Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
and was subsequently appointed Deputy Commissioner. 
McGuire had wasted little time in making a name for 
himself. As the St. Louis Republican remarked in an obvi- 
ous understatement: "All workingmen know McGuire." 

But McGuire was not cut out for the life of a state 
appointee. He soon grew impatient with the Bureau's 
limited authority. Conflict with his supervisor heightened 
his dissatisfaction with watching labor struggles from a 
distance. After six months he quit and returned to the 
trade — to promote trade unionism and fight for the 

Old System Breaking Down 

McGuire could see that the trade was changing. 
Economic developments in the post-Civil War era 
affected the world of the carpenter. Up until that time, a 
carpenter's life followed a predictable course. Beginning 
as an apprentice, the typical carpenter could expect to 
follow the steps of his employers to journeyman and 
master carpenter status. Masters, journeymen, and ap- 
prentices worked together on projects, divided only by the 
skill levels that came with age and experience. As the 
building industry grew, however, the individual master 
could not keep up with the increased demands for capital 
and labor. In some cases, speculators from outside the 
trade stepped in; in others, masters put down their tools 
and became full-time contractors. 

The old system was breaking down. Contractors now 
coordinated and supervised construction, while the 
journeymen and apprentices wielded the hammers and 
saws. By the 1 880's, the number of large building em- 
ployers multiplied, threatening the average carpenter's 
dreams of becoming an independent master. 

I he new breed of employers cared little for the quality 
of building or the pride of the craftsman. "Jerry" build- 
ers and "botch" work became the order of the day as the 
lure of great profits led contractors to drive their workers 
harder and harder. J. W. Brown, a carpenter from 
Connecticut, recalled times of old when the employer 
"felt himself under a moral obligation" to the working 
carpenter and his steady employment. Under the new 
arrangements, according to Brown, the carpenter had 
become "accustomed to look upon himself not only as a 
wage worker for life, but as an appendage to a monstrous 
machine for the production and distribution of wealth." 

McGuire recognized the effects of this new way of 
working. The carpenter's position worsened as building 
employers introduced modern business methods to con- 
struction, turning craftsmen into "modern" workers. 
McGuire described a common situation in which carpen- 

MARK ERLICH, author of this biography of 
Peter J. McGuire, has been a member of Carpenters 
Local 40 of Boston, Mass., since 1974. A 1970 
graduate of Columbia University, New York City, 
with a bachelor's degree in history, Erlich is cur- 
rently teaching labor history at Tufts University, 
Medford, Mass., in addition to working at the 
trade. He is also lecturing on labor history to 
apprentices attending the Boston Carpenters Ap- 
prenticeship and Training School. 

ters "who have worked for employers twenty to thirty 
years now have as many as twenty or thirty employers in 
a year." 

McGuire knew the life of the carpenter firsthand. Over 
the years, he had added the skill of the outside carpenter 
to his knowledge of the trade. His insights and observa- 
tions about the trade were based on experiences on the 
job. In January of 1881, he wrote a letter to a friend 
describing his current job, building a self-supporting roof 
120 feet in the air in "arctic weather." Work was hard to 
come by and he did not complain: "I keep the job 
because it will last until summer and it pays $2.50 per 
day of 9 hours." 

He also saw developments in the trade through the 
eyes of an experienced organizer. He believed that work- 
ers could only combat powerlessness through organization. 
If the trade of the carpenter was under attack, there was 
only one thing to do — protect and defend the trade 
through the collective strength of the workers. In May of 
1881, McGuire issued a stirring call for action: 

For years the carpenters of the whole country have 
been disorganized and without any common under- 
standing. The 300,000 men of the trade have been at 
the mercy of a few thousand contractors and boss 
builders. ... In the present age there is no hope for 
workingmen outside of organization. Without a trades 
union, the workman meets the employer at a great 
disadvantage. The capitalist has the advantage of past 
accumulations; the laborer, unassisted by combination, 
has not. 

It was logical that McGuire should deliver the call for 
a national union. His leadership in the Workingmen's 
Party, the St. Louis Trades Assembly, and in a successful 
strike of St. Louis carpenters in 1881, made him the 
country's best known organizer of carpenters, though he 
was still just 29. 

Representatives from 11 cities answered his invitation 
to the Chicago convention. Four days of heated discussion 
produced a constitution and a structure. The delegates 
disagreed on a number of issues, but there was no dis- 
agreement on the new union's leader. P. J. McGuire was 
unanimously elected to the post of General Secretary. 

The UBCJA's early years were difficult. The union 
grew slowly, from a membership of 2,042 in 1881 to 
5,789 in 1885. Some cities were well organized, while 
others remained entirely non-union. At the national level, 
McGuire spent 18 hours a day speaking, writing, and 
organizing to keep the organization afloat. The national 
office followed him — ■ to St. Louis, Chicago, New York, 
Philadelphia — as he moved around, responding to crisis 
after crisis. He rarely collected his $20 weekly salary, and 
if he did, it immediately went towards union expenses. 

In early 1882, McGuire and the union were penniless. 
The March issue of the Carpenter, the official monthly, 
was printed thanks to a friend's $30 loan. McGuire did 

not mind personal poverty, but he dreaded the collapse of 
the union. Disheartened by the financial problems, he 
wrote to Gabriel Edmonston, first General-President, for 
advice and support. 

We must never think of giving up The Carpenter! 
Rather give up anything but that. I would sell my 
sewing machine and mortgage everything I have before 
that paper goes down. It is our life — our hope — our 
only power to hold the unions true to each other. I will 
work at the trade, give up my salary, and kill myself at 
night to keep things going, if necessary to keep up our 

Events in the larger labor movement would influence 
the fate of the UBCJA. Though growth seemed painfully 
slow, American labor was beginning to flex its muscles. 
The railroad strike of 1877 had been crushed, but the 
seeds of organization had been planted. In the early 
1 880's, local unions blossomed in dozens of trades, from 
small specialty shops to giant industrial concerns. The 
desire for better working conditions was an unstoppable 

Sensing the stirrings of a new labor militance, UBCJA 
leaders decided the time was ripe for a national demon- 
stration of American workers. In 1884, Gabriel Edmon- 
ston proposed a general strike for the eight-hour day to 
take place on May 1, 1886. At the time, Edmonston and 
McGuire hoped the work stoppage might be a successful 
symbolic action. Neither man could have anticipated the 
response that emerged one and a half years later. 

Historians have labeled 1886 as "the year of the great 
uprising of labor." Never before had so many American 
workers acted in unison for a common goal. 340,000 
workers demonstrated for shorter hours in cities across 
the map. As the Wisconsin Commissioner of Labor put it: 


Ten or twel7e hours a day, piece 
work, low pay, often idle and on the 


Kijjht hoars a day, steady work, 
hifchest wagee, a cheerfal home and 
manly independence. 

McGuire depicted the contrast between the union workman 
and the "scab" with these illustrations in the Carpenter 
newspaper. As general secretary and editor, McGuire was 
paid $20 a week. 

"the agitation permeated our entire social atmosphere. . . . 
It was the topic of conversation in the shop, on the street, 
at the family table, at the bar, in the counting rooms, and 
the subject of numerous able sermons from the pulpit." 

Workers from every industry participated, but build- 
ing tradesmen were the central force. UBCJA locals led 
the marching columns in every city, inspiring others with 
their determination. And, not surprisingly, the Brother- 
hood's top officer was one of the major national spokes- 
men for the May strikers. McGuire criss crossed the 
country calling for reduced hours to countless audiences. 
His involvement was so complete that he had to tem- 
porarily suspend the regular business of the union. 

McGuire and Edmonston's proposal paid handsome 
dividends. Union carpenters won higher wages and/or 
decreased hours in 53 cities. The successes of the union 
and the dynamic character of its leader attracted 
thousands of unorganized carpenters. By the end of the 
summer of 1886, the Brotherhood had swelled to 21,423 
members. Four years later, membership topped 50,000 
and McGuire reported that the UBCJA was "now the 
largest and most powerful organization, numerically, of 
any special trade in the whole civilized world." 

I he eight-hour strikes of 1886 and 1890 transformed 
the struggling Carpenters' Union into a flourishing organi- 
zation. Through most of the 1890's, the annual budget 
was in six figures. In addition to his skill as an organizer, 
McGuire was increasingly recognized as an astute and 

The first major Labor Day parade was held in New York City 
in 1882. History shows thai Peter McGuire presented the 
idea for the big demonstration to the Central Labor Union of 
the city and that Matthew Magiiire, a Machinist and secretary 
of the CLU, sent out the notices to attend. P. ]. McGuire then 
led a campaign to make the day a national holiday. 

capable executive. He was amused by his new-found 
respectability and fame, once commenting on the change 
from the past when "labor agitators were a much 
despised class, often without a dinner or a meal. Now 
they have mayors and governors to welcome them when 
assembled in convention." 

McGuire was justifiably proud of the union's stability 
and its capacity to offer a full range of benefits to 
members, but he insisted that the union had a broader 

We should not lose sight of our character as a trade 
union, and sink ourselves into a mere benevolent society 
or insurance company.- . . . We must elevate the craft, 
protect its interests, advance wages, reduce the hours of 
labor, spread correct economic doctrines and cultivate 
a spirit of fraternity among the working people regard- 
less of creed, color, nationality or politics. These 
principles are the foundation principles of our 

The union was safely established. There was no longer 
a question of survival, but rather of identity — that is, 
what kind of union would the UBCJA be. Coming from 
the national leader, McGuire's beliefs served as the 
union's guideposts. He set ambitious goals for the 
Brotherhood. Meeting those goals required applying 
certain cardinal principles of unionism. 

Internal Democracy — McGuire emphasized the im- 
portance of democracy and an informed membership. In 
an era without sophisticated communication networks, 
McGuire used the Carpenter to keep members abreast of 
important developments. 

The four-page paper, first issued in May 1881, rapidly 
expanded in size and stature. Its unusual mixture of 
articles was entertaining, instructive, and clearly written. 
Instructions on framing Victorian turrets were laid out 
next to philosophical discussions of the relations between 
employers and employees. McGuire printed news of the 
trade, prospects for employment in different areas, and 
analyzed issues facing the union, the labor movement, and 
the nation. He opened his columns to the finest writers on 
the American labor scene. Within a few years, the 
Carpenter was one of the best newspapers for American 

I he high quality of the Carpenter reflected McGuire's 
belief that a union's strength flowed from its members' 
participation. Involvement demanded information, and 
he used the monthly to transmit internal union news. 
McGuire gave space to the members to propose or com- 
ment on constitutional amendments and new policy 
directions. Debates on the dues structure, the best number 
of national officers, types of benefits, and the union's place 
in reform movements filled the pages of the paper. 

McGuire believed deeply in the connection between 
unionism and democracy. In response to the occasional 
complaints of inefficiency in his methods, he thundered: 
"Do we love more to be ruled by delegates and officers 
than to rule ourselves?" 

Labor Solidarity — McGuire linked the well-being of 
carpenters to the fate of all other workers. Just as the 
carpenter lost his independence, the Industrial Revolution 
turned native and immigrant workers into a mechanized 
factory-based workforce. Similar problems called for 

McGuire in the 1890s. 

united actions. In 1890, 
McGuire said: "We are not 
a narrow, selfish trade orga- 
nization, entirely for our- 
selves. We have been and 
always will be ready to do 
our share in the general 
labor movement, whether it 
be to help the poorest or the 
highest-paid worker." 

Solidarity meant nothing 
to McGuire unless it was 
based in organization. He 
devoted most of his time 
away from the Brotherhood 
to the national labor forma- 
tions, the Knights of Labor 
and the American Federa- 
tion of Labor. Each contained elements of McGuire's 
vision of a successfully united body of American workers. 

The Knights mirrored a country at the crossroads. On 
the one hand, they yearned for the days before indus- 
trialization when divisions between workers and employers 
were less rigid. As a result, they favored organization of 
all "producers," not just workers, and opposed affiliation 
on strict trade union lines or class-oriented actions such 
as strikes. McGuire rejected this backward-looking view, 
but he endorsed much of the Knights of Labor program 
— their willingness to organize across race and sex lines 
and their insistence on the educational component of 
labor organization. Though he tried and failed to redirect 
the Knights from their anti-union stance, he remained a 
member until the Knights faded in the 1 890's. 

National Federation Emerges 

The Knights' dismissal of trade unionism prompted 
members of the largest unions (the Carpenters, Cigar- 
makers, and Printers) to demand better national repre- 
sentation. Under the direction of McGuire and Samuel 
Gompers, leader of the Cigarmakers, the American Fed- 
eration of Labor emerged as the national arm of the 
trade unionists. The two organizations competed for 
several years until the decline of the Knights insured the 
AFL's supremacy. Though relations were tense between 
many leaders of the two societies, McGuire tried mightily 
to bring them together. Despite being one of the highest 
officers in the AFL, he supported the Knights' continuing 
efforts to organize the unorganized. He believed both 
groups could work in harmony. Workers must be 
organized, McGuire argued. Their particular affiliations 
were a secondary matter. "What difference does it make 
to the workingman whether he is a Knight of Labor, a 
trade unionist or a member of the Brotherhood of United 
Labor, the interests of all are the same." 


IcGuire applied his message of solidarity to workers 
covered by the Brotherhood's jurisdiction. He backed the 
Amalgamated Wood Workers International Union's 
campaign to organize industrial woodworkers even though 
the UBCJA constitution theoretically included those mill 
hands. His priority was more and better organization. 
McGuire greeted the development of building trade 
councils in many cities as another step on the road to the 
complete representation of all workers. National unions, 
district councils, central labor bodies all built the move- 

ment. "They are all wrapped up in each other's welfare. 
When one is attacked all are alike ready to rush to the 

The Importance of Education — Unions should act, 
said McGuire, as "primary schools for industrial thought." 
He wanted the UBCJA to be a model for all trade unions; 
he wanted the locals to be arenas of discussion, debate, 
and education so that they could "prepare [workers] for 
the changes to come." 

In an era when great fortunes were flaunted alongside 
extreme poverty, McGuire warned that social tensions 
were approaching a breaking point. Only an educated and 
active working class could make its needs known. He 
urged the local unions to set up libraries, train members 
in the art of public speaking, and consider issues of 
politics and economics. On the national level, McGuire 
used the Carpenter to examine current controversies, 
political theories, international developments, and the 
role of labor in society. 

Education led to social involvement and McGuire 
endorsed political action by labor. Ultimately, he hoped, 
the labor movement would lead the American people to 
the "co-operative commonwealth," a society free of the 
bitter conflicts between social classes. But his dreams were 
firmly grounded in reality. He had studied the various 
reform philosophies — Populism, Socialism, Nationalism, 
the Single-Tax, Co-operation, and Christian Socialism — 
and had abandoned hope of finding a single source of 

The labor movement, and its immediate problems, 
came first and foremost. Though he encouraged political 
activism, he warned impatient labor organizers not to 
neglect their unions. A political movement for workers 
was a hollow shell without the organizational backing of 
the trade unions. A steadily advancing labor movement 
was the only certain basis to further workers' interests. 

The visionary goals and the bread-and-butter demands 
were part and parcel of the same union. The educational 
and cultural aspects of the Brotherhood rested on the 
day-to-day security of the members. McGuire's union 
fought for improved working conditions, represented the 
workers in their grievances, and provided benefits for 
crises of sickness and death at home. 

Union carpenters won impressive gains during 
McGuire's reign. The average wage in 1881 was $2 a day. 
Twenty years later, it had doubled, and was as high as 
$5 in the larger cities. By 1902, UBCJA carpenters 

The union carpenter was 
declared "the master builder" 
in tliis iUttslration from an 
early issue of the Carpenter 
newspaper. In those days, 
before the rise of industriali- 
zation in the construction 
industry, tlie carpenter often 
served as general contractor 
and "jacli of all trades" on a 
building project. 

Peter McGuire, left, with an early associate in the American 
labor movement. McGuire was ready at all times to assist 
unions in other trades to form their own national 

worked eight-hour-days in nearly 500 cities, at a time 
when ten and twelve -hour days were still common in 
many industries. 

The Machinery Wears Out 

Success never comes without a cost, as McGuire was 
learning. The years of his grinding schedule were finally 
taking their toll. By the turn of the century, his body was 
wracked with disease. Infirmity crept up on him with little 
respect for his actual age. He was struggling to keep up 
with his responsibilities in the UBCJA and the AFL. 

Some of the other leaders who disagreed with his 
policies of reform and jurisdictional cooperation used 
his condition to question his ability to carry out the duties 
of General Secretary. McGuire was reluctant to leave the 
office that meant so much to him. But after months of 
confusion, charges and counter-charges, the handwriting 
was on the wall. 

McGuire resigned at the 1902 convention in Atlanta. 
Looking considerably older than his 50 years, the frail 
leader told the delegates he could not and would not 

continue. "A man wears out like a piece of machinery," 
he said, and he offered the convention his final words of 
advice: "United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners 
of America, keep together; no split, no division, no dis- 
organization . . . take means and care to preserve the 

McGuire retired to his home in Camden, New Jersey. 
For all his years of service to the labor movement, he was 
still a poor man. He lived a quiet life with his family, 
punctuated by occasional visits with old friends. 

American labor had entered a new century, but 
McGuire was to see few of its promises. Four years after 
his resignation, on February 18, 1906, Peter J. McGuire 
died. Even in his final moments, the organizer would not 
be stilled. According to his daughter, "He kept talking 
about Local 22 in California. He kept saying he had to 
get there, that the men were in trouble." 

Union carpenters have made enormous progress in the 
seventy-five years since McGuire's death. Today's 
carpenter, however, still faces uncertainty on the job. The 
steady technological development of our society threatens 
to displace many carpenter's tasks. Pre-fabricated materi- 
als strip away traditional skills and new types of work 
organization take jobs away from the construction site 
and deliver them to the factory gate. 

Building is slowing down in some parts of the country 
and expanding in others, but, everywhere, the non-union 
sector is growing. Non-union or double-breasted con- 
tractors take jobs in the renovation of the older cities of 
the Northeast as well as the new construction of the towns 
in the South. Open-shop construction jumped from 20% 
to 60% of total construction in the last decade. 

The current political climate welcomes non-union 
construction. Congress and state legislatures are now con- 
sidering more anti-union legislation than at any time in 
the last 25 years. Threats to reverse gains in occupational 
safety and health and labor's legal right to organize 
affect the entire workforce, but the building trades have 
been singled out. Campaigns directed by right-to-work 
groups have targetted the Davis-Bacon Act and the right 
of on-site picketing for repeal. 

P. J. McGuire knew how to face hard times. His 
strategy was direct and his message was unmistakeable. 
His motto was printed on the masthead of every issue of 
the Carpenter. This message, perfect in its simplicity, 
challenged labor in 1881 and challenges it today, in 1981: 

"Organize, Agitate, Educate" 

Near the grave site of Peter McGuire 
in a cemetery at Merchantsville, N.J., 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America erected this 
memorial to its great leader. The 
inscription above the columns reads: 
"In memory of Peter J. McGuire, 
founder of UB of C & J and Father 
of Labor Day." 


. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 


Fort Worth Carpenters 
Repair Girls' Club 

The Fort Worth, Tex., Girls' Club is a 
United Way agency for girls 5 through 
18. The club moved into a former church 
five years ago, where energetic volleyball 
and basketball players proceeded to 
knock gaping holes in the accoustical tile 
ceiling and damage the light fixtures on 
the club's half-court gymnasium. 

The Girls' Club board instructed Diana 
Cronin, club executive director, to obtain 
bids to remedy the situation last May, 
the same month she became director of 
the organization. It didn't take long to 
learn that the required repairs would be 
more than the club's budget could handle. 
In desperation, Ms. Cronin turned to 
Clark McDonald, business representative 
of Carpenters Local 1822 in Forth Worth. 

"The whole project snowballed from 
that point," recalled Ms. Cronin. "The 
board, staff and girls watched in awe at 
the display of community comraderie 
and assistance." 

Sixty UBC members from Local 1822 
went to work to completely reconstruct 
the ceiling — installing new sheet rock, 
accoustical tile and a framework for the 
tile. Next, apprentices from the Electrical 
Workers union came in to repair some 
wiring and install recessed ceiling light 
fixtures with protective coverings. To 
finish the project, members of the Paint- 
ers union applied acoustical paint to the 
ceiling and painted the gym walls. All 
totaled, the volunteers spent about 10 
evenings and a few Saturdays completing 
the joint project; the only cost to the 
Girls' Club was $1,000 for materials. 

Girls' Club staff members expressed 
their appreciation for the donated reno- 
vation work by serving the volunteers a 
turkey dinner last November 12. That 
was a little early for a Thanksgiving 
menu, but the Fort Worth Girls' Club felt 
it had a lot to be thankful for. 


Perry Joseph, business manager of Car- 
pet, Linoleum, Hardwood and Resilient 
Tile Layers' Local 310, has been named 
by Mayor Vincent C. Schoemehl Jr. to 
the St. Louis, Mo., Airport Commission. 
Joseph is to serve a full, four-year term 
on the commission. 

Joseph, is a director of the St. Louis 
Ambassadors, the Industrial Development 
Authority of the city of St. Louis, and he 
is associated with several other civic and 
charitable entities. 


David K. Roe, Lathers 190, Minneap- 
olis, Minn., has a long and distinguished 
history in labor. In addition to serving 
two years as busi- 
ness representative 
for Local 190, 13 
years on the Min- 
neapolis Building 
Trades Council, 
and 10 years as 
president of the 
State Building and 
Trades Council, 
Roe is currently 


serving as president of the Minnesota 
AFL-CIO, a position he has held since 
October, 1966. He also serves as a board 
member for many organizations, includ- 
ing the Salvation Army, Cerebral Palsy, 
and the Governor's Commission on Em- 
ployment of Handicapped Persons, in ad- 
dition to being elected to the Board of 
Regents of the University of Minnesota 
last year. Roe recently received a very 
distinguished public service award, the 
International B'nai B'rith American Tra- 
ditions Award. During presentation of the 
award, the highest honor for public serv- 
ice bestowed by B'nai B'rith, guest speaker 
Warren Spannaus, Minnesota attorney 
general, praised Roe's work on behalf of 
the elderly, education, and the poor. 


^ f ^*,' 

Douglas G. Scheel, a member of Local 
14 in San Antonio, Tex., recently 
received the George Meany Award for 
outstanding service to youth as a 
volunteer Scouting leader. The presen- 
tation was made by Clifford White, 
Labor Liaison for the San Antonio United 
Way, at a San Antonio AFL-CIO Council 
meeting. Scheel was cited for 18 years 
of volunteer leadership. The above 
picture shows award winner Scheel, 
center, with Labor Liaison White, left, 
and Scheel's wife, Joy, on right. 

Albert E. VerCruysse, a 64-year old 
retired member of Local 1345, Buffalo, 
N.Y., recently sent a letter to the General 
Office with the information that he had 
not been getting his Carpenter magazine. 
However, in his own words: "It is no 
fault of yours ... I have been on the go 
too much this past year for it to catch up 
to me." A modest understatement from 
a motorcycle enthusiast dedicated to 
fighting Muscular Dystrophy (MD), the 
disease that killed his wife 6Vi years ago, 
and kept her wheelchair-bound for 22 

Since his wife's death, VerCruysse has 
become a self-proclaimed "Ambassador 
of Goodwill," constantly traveling to 
publicize the campaign against MD, and 
appearing on the annual Jerry Lewis 
Telethon. Last year, VerCruysse made 
what he calls a "love run" from coast- 
to-coast to publicize the cause, and 
"thank the American people for their 
generous support in our annual drives." 
Riding a Harley-Davidson, VerCruysse 
charted 6500 miles across the country, 
averaging 320 miles a day. 

VerCruysse claims he's not a "young 
lad" anymore, but he tries "to keep a 
young mind." Last fall, he remarried and 
is currently making plans for the next 
"love run," with one addition: this time 
there will be two VerCruysses taking that 
Harley across the country. 


Last year, The Carpenter reported on 
the activities of some members in San 
Diego who were rallying to raise money 
for jet-turbine helicopters for the San 
Diego County Sheriff's Department. The 
idea originated with Art Chaskin, San 
Diego District Council business agent, 
who is now vice-chairman of the newly 
formed non-profit organization ASTREA 
(Aerial Support to Regional Enforce- 
ment Agencies) under chairman Bill 
Cowling, president of Dixieline Lumber 
Company. Dennis Bond, another mem- 
ber of the committee and recording 
secretary of Local 2020, San Diego, 
Calif., has designed a solid bronze 
limited edition belt buckle with the 
ASTREA logo that is being used as 
one of the major fund raisers; the belt 
buckle is available to contributors of 
$25 or more. 

MARCH, 1982 


HPPREniicESHiP & TRninmc 

Mid-Year Training 
Conference Plans 

First Vice President Patrick J. Camp- 
bell, co-chairman of the National Joint 
Committee, has announced that a Mid- 
Year Training Conference will be held 
in St. Louis, Mo., April 19-22, at the 
Chase Park Plaza Hotel. Registration 
cards for the conference should be or- 
dered from the Apprenticeship and Train- 
ing Department in Washington. 

Campbell noted that the St. Louis 
meeting is expected to be of special 
interest because the St. Louis Joint Com- 
mittee has one of the largest and most 
progressive PETS programs underway. A 
visit to the St. Louis Carpentry Training 
Center is planned during the conference. 
Conferees will be able to see a PETS 
program in action during a typical train- 
ing day. 

Cleveland PETS 

An apprentice in the Cleveland. O., 
training program finishes a framing 
project under the PETS (Performance 
Evaluation Training System). 

Nassau County Honors Mill-Cabinet Grads 

The Joint Carpenters Apprenticeship & 
Journeymen Retraining Committee of 
Nassau County. N.Y., recently held a 
cabinetmaker graduation ceremony and 
dinner dance. Special guests at the grad- 
uation included General Secretary John 
Rogers and Executive Board Member 
Joseph Lia. Graduating apprentices are 
shown in the picture above, standing, 
from left: S. Garran, J. Conlin, G. Bono, 
T. Wikman, C. Krizek, B. Moore, J. 
Meyer, A. Ehl, G. Beach, S. Batt, A. 
Siano, and R. Fitzgerald. Guests are 
seated, from left: Local 1772 Business 
Representative E. Dunekack, Local 1093 
Business Representative G. Merkel. New 
York State Coordinator M. Torruella, 
Executive Board Member Lia, General 
Secretary Rogers, Local 1397 Business 
Representative Wisnieswski, Nassau 
County Coordinator J. Howard, Local 
2765 Business Representative J. Baker, 
and Local 1292 Business Representative 
J. Fuchs. In the picture on the right, first 
place winner of the Nassau County Car- 

pentry Contest James Meyer receives a 
commemorative plaque from Coordinator 
John Howard. Looking on are, from left, 
NYS Coordinator Torruella, Nassau 
County J AC Chairman Frank Nastasi, 
Executive Board Member Lia, and Gen- 
eral Secretary Rogers. 

Labor of Love for a Fellow Apprentice at Michigan Training School 

Carpenter Apprentices from Local 1449, 
Lansing, Mich., gather in shop area to 
present their handicraft to one of their 
own. Penny Bogart Gamble, an expectant 
mother, was the recipient of the cradle. 

Back row, from left: Daria Hyde, Ken 
Oliver, John Chamberlain, Les Sage, Dan 
Steward, Mark Hill, Luke Klein, Dave 
Hopkins, Instructor Don Lockwood, and 
Joe Cantin. 

Kneeling from left: Penny Bogart 
Gamble, Mary Madonis, Jim Ricci, 
Christopher Hanson. Missing when 
picture was taken — Christine Melcher 
and Gina A licia. 



OSHA Clarifies Citation Policy 
For Multi-Employer 

The Department of Labor's Occupa- 
tional Safety and Health Administration 
(OSHA) announced a revised policy de- 
signed to clarify who is accountable for 
violations of safety and health standards 
at multi-employer worksites, such as those 
in construction. 

"OSHA's basic policy of holding em- 
ployers responsible for the safety and 
health of their own employees remains 
unchanged," Assistant Secretary of Labor 
Thorne G. Auchter, who heads OSHA, 

"However, there have been instances 
in the past, such as at multi-employer 
construction sites, where OSHA cited the 
employer with the general control over 
the worksite for a violation which was 
actually the responsibility of a secondary 
employer, such as a sub-contractor, who 
more immediately exposed employees to 
job site hazards," Auchter said. "In many 
instances, the controlling employer has 
been forced to seek relief from such 
OSHA citations by contesting them. 

"Our revised policy will finally clarify 
which employer is most immediately 
accountable for violations at multi- 
employer worksites," he added. "It en- 
sures that the employer most responsible 
for and the best able to correct a worksite 
hazard will receive a citation." 

Auchter said that the new policy was 
developed from recommendations sug- 
gested to him by labor unions and 
industry representatives of OSHA's Ad- 
visory Committee. 

Auchter said that under the revised 
policy, citations will not be issued to 
employers who meet specific conditions 
constituting a "legitimate defense." All of 
the following conditions must be met for 
such a defense. 

— ^The employer did not create the 

— ^The employer does not have the 
authority or ability to correct the 

— The employer has made a reasonable 
effort to persuade the employer who 
does have control to correct hazard. 

— The employer has taken feasible 

steps to minimize his/her employees, 

In very rare situations when all expos- 
ing employers at the worksite meet the 
above conditions and, therefore cannot 
be cited, the employer in the best posi- 
tion to correct or assure correction of the 
hazard may be cited. In such cases, how- 
ever, the citation must involve a violation 
of a specific OSHA standard, not a viola- 
tion of the general duty clause which 
obligates an employer to provide a safe 
and healthful workplace for his/her own 
employees when no specific OSHA regula- 
tion covers the situation. 

The new policy is contained in OSHA 
Instruction CPL 2.49. It became effective 
Dec. 23. Single copies of the new instruc- 
tion can be obtained from the OSHA 
Office of Information and Consumer 
Affairs, Room N3637, U.S. Department 
of Labor, Washington, D.C. 20210 by 
sending a self-addressed mailing label. 

$1 Billion In Outlays 
Tied To 24,000 Jobs 

For each $1 billion spent for new 
construction during 1980 there were 
about 24,000 workers employed for a full 
year, according to a study by US Bureau 
of Labor Statistics (BLS) economist 
Robert Ball, published in the December 
issue of the agency's Monthly Labor Re- 
view. More than half of the jobs created 
were in industries that produce, sell, and 
deliver materials and equipment required 
for construction, Ball says. 

The BLS survey, which was begun in 
1959, covers a variety of public and pri- 
vate construction activity. It provides in- 
formation on the amount of labor time 
required to complete the various types of 
activity per $1,000 of construction con- 
tract cost. Both onsite and offsite esti- 
mates are provided. 

Economist Ball reports that for 1980 
the fewest jobs were generated in com- 
mercial office buildings and civil works 
land projects (nearly 22,000 jobs per 
billion dollars) and the largest were in 
public housing (26,000 per billion). 

AMOCO Boycotted 
For Non-Union Work 

At the recent AFL-CIO Building 
Trades Convention in Atlantic City, N.I., 
a resolution submitted by the Houston 
Gulf Coast Building Trades Council was 
adopted calling for the boycott of Ameri- 
can Oil Company (AMOCO) products 
and services. AMOCO recently awarded 
a IVi million dollar contract to Brown 
& Root, Inc., a non-union contractor, for 
a plant facility in Texas City, Texas. 
Brown & Root operates nation-wide on 
an open-shop basis, depriving many 
skilled union craftsmen of employment. 



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TRAVELER: I'm worried. This is 
my first airplane ride. 

STEWARDESS: If it wasn't safe, 
would we let you use a credit card? 



CUSTOMER: Give me two big, 
thick porterhouse steaks. 

BUTCHER: Boy, you sure don't 
look like on Arab. 


NIT: Would you like your coffee 

WIT: What other colors do you 


A supermarket in Dallas has the 
following sign: "Express Lone . . . 
$75 or less." 


"You must also remember," said 
the real estate salesman, "that the 
death rate in this community is the 
lowest in the state." 

"I can believe that," said the 
potential buyer. "I wouldn't want to 
be caught dead here myself." 



The man who gets into a cage 
full of lions impresses everyone ex- 
cept a school bus driver. 



HUSBAND: Well, did the doctor 
find out what you had? 

WIFE: Almost. I had $40 and he 
charged me $38. 



OLD DUDE: Honey, where you 
been all my life? 

SWEET THING: For the first 40 
years or so I wasn't born yet. 



A commuter hurrying to catch a 
suburban train stopped short when 
she saw a woman bent over 
her steering wheel. "Is anything 
wrong?" she asked solicitously. The 
woman nodded in dismay. "For 10 
years," she wailed, "I've driven my 
husband to the station to catch the 
7:05. This morning I forgot him!" 


There was an old man from Lenore, 

With a mouth as wide as a door. 

One day when he grinned. 

He slipped and fell in. 

And lay inside out on the floor. 

— B. F. Barrow, Local 14 
Son Antonio, Tax. 


The bus was crowded, the high- 
way crowded and icy and the 
woman passenger persisted in ask- 
ing the driver if they had come to 
her stop yet. Finally, she asked: 
"How will I know when we get to 
my stop?" 

"By the big smile on my face, 
lady," said the driver. 



This farmer out in Kansas put up 
three windmills to produce his own 
electricity, but he had to take one 
down. There was only enough wind 
to run two. 

— C. Edwin Miller 

Local 287, Harrisburg, Pa. 



BERT: Your son got a job as an 

BUD: Yep. He's a loan officer at 
a gas station. 



MILLIE: You're all in black. Did 
your husband die? 

TILLIE: No, but he's been so im- 
possible lately that I went back into 
mourning for my first husband. 



BILL: My wife says every night 
she dreams that she married a mil- 

PHIL: You're lucky. Mine thinks 
that in the daytime. 


GAL: That fur is sure pretty, but 
who would pay $12,000 for it? 

SAL: I don't know, but I'll find 




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and power with an economy plus: 
gas mileage ratings even a 
4-cylinder '82 Toyota pickup with a 
5-speed transmission doesn't beat. 



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Use estimated MPG for com- 
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depending on speed, distance, 
weather Mileage will be less in 
heavy city traffic. Actual highway 
mileage lower 

Some Chevrolet trucks are 
equipped with engines produced 
by other GM divisions, subsidiaries, 
or affiliated companies worldwide. 
See your dealer for details. 

More leg room than any full-size 
pickup. More leg and head room 
than a Toyota or Datsun pickup. 

With the available V6, S-10 has 
twice the towing power of the 
imports. The optional V6 and 
optional Heavy-Duty Towing 
Package let a properly equipped 
Chevy S-10 haul up to 4,000 lbs., 


including trailer and cargo. What's 
more, a Heavy-Duty Payload 
Option lets tough Chevy S-10 with 
V6 haul bigger payloads than 
many full-size pickups. 

S-10's newest domestic competi- 
tion doesn't offer a V6. And 

neither do the imports. 





MARCH, 1982 



What You Should Know About 













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Air Supply 

Air Relurn 

Location of detectors in relation to 
air supply and air relurn registers. 

Installation for a 
one-floor home 
with all bedrooms 
on one level. 
Locale smoke 
detector between 
the sleeping area 
and living area. 
Diagram indicates 
other possible 
detector locations. 





Whether you live in an area that re- 
quires smoke detectors, or your home is 
in an area where the installation of smoke 
detectors is left to the homeowner's dis- 
cretion, basic information concerning 
smoke detectors should be required read- 
ing for all homeowners. Simply and in- 
expensively installed, smoke detectors 
provide a reliable early warning system 
in the event of fire, and understanding 
how these devices work in order to keep 
them operating effectively could save your 
and your family's lives. 

How do smoke detectors work? 

Smoke detectors work by sensing the 
rising smoke from a fire and sounding an 
alarm. They can detect smoke far from 
the origin of the fire. Smoke detectors are 
most valuable at night — alerting family 
members to the presence of fire when 
they are asleep. 

Two types of smoke detectors available 
are the photoelectric smoke detector and 
the ionization chamber smoke detector. 
The photoelectric smoke detector uses a 
photoelectric bulb that sends forth a beam 
of light. When smoke enters the detector, 
light from the beam is reflected from 
smoke particles into a photocell, and the 
alarm is triggered. 

The ionization chamber smoke detector 
contains a small radiation source that 
produces electrically charged air mole- 
cules called ions. The presence of these 
ions allows a small electric current to flow 
in the chamber. When smoke particles 
enter the chamber they attach themselves 
to these ions, reducing the flow of electric 
current. The change in the current sets off 
the alarm. 

Is the radioactive material in an ioniza- 
tion chamber detector a hazard? 

No. Before smoke detectors containing 



2nd DEI. 








3rd DET. 


radioactive materials are placed on the 
market, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission (NRC) performs a radiation 
safety analysis to make sure that the de- 
tectors meet safety requirements. 
Which detector is better, the ionization 
chamber smoke detector or the photo- 
electric smoke detector? 

Both types of detectors are equally 
effective in the home. If properly in- 
stalled, they can provide adequate warn- 
ing for the family. Some differences exist 
between the two when they operate close 
to the origin of the fire. Ionization detec- 
tors will respond more quickly to flaming 
fires. Photoelectric detectors will gener- 
ally respond faster to smoldering fires. 
These differences, however, are not crit- 
ical. The detector you buy should be 
approved by a major testing laboratory 
such as Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. 

Where is the best place to install my 

Because smoke rises, the best place to 
install a detector is on the ceiling or high 
on an inside wall just below the ceiling. 
However, if the ceiling is below an un- 
insulated attic or in a mobile home, the 
detector should be placed on the wall 
15-30 cm (6-12 in.) below the ceiling. In 
a multi-level air-conditioned home, a de- 
tector is needed on each level. On the 
first floor, the detector should be placed 
on the ceiling at the base of the stairwell. 

Sleeping Areas. Detectors should be 
installed close enough to the bedrooms 
so that the alarm can be heard if the 
doors are closed. Do not install a smoke 
detector within 92 cm (3 ft.) of an air 
supply register that might blow the smoke 
away from the detector. A detector 
should not be installed between the air 
return to the furnace and the sleeping 
area as the smoke will be recirculated 
and diluted resulting in a delayed alarm 
(see diagrams at right). If you usually 
sleep with your doors closed, you might 
consider installing an additional detector 
inside the bedroom. If a fire starts in the 
bedroom, the detector inside that room 
will respond faster than the one in the 

Basement. The detector should be 
located on the basement ceiling at the 
bottom of the stairway for the best pro- 

If I have a detector in the basement will 
I be able to hear it in the bedrooms? 

If you are sleeping, it may be difficult 

to hear a detector located away from the 

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Mattoon, III. — Picture No. 1 

Mattoon, III. — Picfure No. 2 

Mattoon, 111. — Picture No. 3 



Tulsa, Okla. — Picture No. 1 

A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 


Millwrights Local 1015 recently honored 
members with 20 and more years of service at 
its award banquet. Special guest Executive 
Board Member Dean Sooter assisted with the 
pin presentations. 

Picture No. 1 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Jimmy Pitson and Elmo (Blackle) Burke. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Jim Rozell, George Hannah and Norbert 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year member Bud 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Robert (Cotton) Alberty, Jerry Delacerda 
and Don White. 

Picture No. 5 shows, from left: General 
Executive Board Member Dean Sooter, Former 
Business Agent Jim Weir, who received a plaque 
for appreciation of outstanding service, and 
Business Agent George Moore. Former Presi- 
dent Steve Keck (not pictured) also received a 
plaque for appreciation of outstanding service. 

Picture No. 6 shows, from left: General 
Representative Fred Purifoy, Millwright 
Business Agent George Moore, and General 
Executive Board Member Dean Sooter. 

Members receiving service pins but not 
present are as follows: Delbert Gray, Paul 
Jackson, Don Marks, Bob McDowell, and Marvin 


Local 347 held Its annual picnic and pin 
presentation on October 11, 1981. Service pins 
were awarded to members with 25 to 45-years 
of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Robert Lawhorn and Carl Browning. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Roy Patrick and Earl Dennis. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Dean Eldredge, Ora Cole, and Roy 

Members receiving pins but unavailable for 
pictures are as follows: 25-year members 
Dennis Neal, Russell Rutan, and Claude 
Webster; 30-year members Paul Burry, Orval 
Frazier, Conald Maynard, Alva Ogden, and 
Charles E. Poynter; 35-year members Harry 
Bathe, Lennox Crooks, Ernest Judy, Clyde 
Morr, James McComas, Richard Refiner, and 
Robert Shoot; 40-year members Emit Allen, 
Delbert Hamilton, and Arthur Kneller; and 
45-year members Henry Beyers, and Howard 

Tulsa, Okla. — Picture No. 2 

Tulsa, Okla. 

—Picture No. 4 


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Tulsa, Okla. — Picture No. 5 

Tulsa, Okla. — 

Picture No. 3 

Bud Gilmer 

Tulsa, Okla. — Picture No. 6 

MARCH, 1982 


Tulsa, Okla. — Picture No. 1 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 6 

Picture No. 7 


Picture No. 8 Picture No. 9 


On October 23, 1981, Local 943 held its 
annual pin presentation, banquet, and dance. 
The keynote speaker was Rick L. McKinney, 
executive vice-president of the Oklahoma 
chapter of the Associated General Contractors 
of America. In keeping with the centennial 
celebration and honoring the members with 
longevity in the Brotherhood, McKinney spoke 
of the progress Oklahoma Carpenters and the 
Associated General Contractors of Oklahoma 
have made in the past 100 years of working 

Many special guests attended. Among these 
were Sixth District Board Member Dean Sooter, 
General Representative Fred Purifoy, Secretary- 
Treasurer of Oklahoma State Council of 
Carpenters Henry Baldridge, business repre- 
sentatives from Locals 329, Oklahoma City, 
Okla., and Local 1399, Okmulgee, Okla., and 
Business Representative L. C. Taylor, Local 
1565, Abilene, Tex. 

The 125 members honored have over 4,000 
years combined service. 

Picture No. 10 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Marion Massey, James Cox, and Jay 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Kenneth Westfall, and Tony 

Back row, from left: Silas Davis and John 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Charles Hoskins, Charlie Brown, and 
Richard Wilson. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, first 
row, from left: T. D. Mize, John Owen, and 
W. W. Reynolds. 

Second row, from left: Ray Bowman, A. A. 
Maledea, and Jack Westfall. 

Third row, from left: Earl Tackett, Jewel 
Bush, Clarence Fain, and Monrel Hambrell. 

Picture No. 5 shows 35-year members, first 
row, from left: Clent Lewis, and Perry Rice. 

Second row, from left: Dick Henson, Ray 
Inglett, and Fred Kampen. 

Third row, from left: Jack Campbell, B. W. 
Carpenter, Leonard Davis, and George Henson. 

Picture No. 6 shows 40-year member Louis 

Picture No. 7 shows 40-year members, first 
row, from left: Jesse Stevenson, James Roberts, 
and Lester Wlaston. 

Second row, from left: Bill Wagner, Leslie 
Bates, Kenneth Cummins, and Wayne Crown. 

Third row, from left: Hooley Benge, Lee 
Donaldson, Ned Hansen, and L. Kragel. 

Picture No. 8 shows 55-year member Louis 
"Red" Gibson. 

Picture No. 9 shows Mrs. Carl Huffman 
receiving a 60-year pin for her deceased 
husband from Executive Board Member Sooter. 

Picture No. 10 shows 65-year member 
Charles Robinson. 

The following members, scheduled to receive 
pins, were unable to attend: 

20-year members John M. Angus, Jimmy 
Butler, Benny England, Melvin E. Goss, James 
C. McKellop, J. D. Meredith, Jay C. Phillips, 
John P. Watkins, and Lester C. Watson; 25-year 
members William Brown, Charles G. Hager, 
Earl J. Pfluger, Jimmy Joe Henson, Sr., Harry 
Pankratz, and Billy D. Woodall; 30-year 
members Harold Sommars, Harvey G. White- 
cotton, James H. Calhoun, Kenneth Eads, James 
H. Jones, Floyd Stanfield, L. A. Taylor, Luther 
Taylor, Jim Wilson, Bobby Fleming, Walter 
Harris, Herman H. Henderson, Ligmund G. 
Kaplan, and Lester Littlefield; 35-year members 
Carl R. Cleveland, Earl W. Curry, R. B. Dunn, 
Levi G. Harrison, Harrison Humphrey, Luther 
Johnson, George D. Munns, Bob E. Noble, Cecil 
O'Neal, Charles H. Pratt, Richard Pritchett, 
J. C. Scott, Paul Sorries, Frank Stainbrook, 
Carl S. Tidwell, Ford Tinsley, Delmo Todd, Owen 
Baker, Lucien Binge, C. M. Blackwell, Andy 
Haskins, Herschel Jaggars, Robert L. Jennings, 
L. D. Jones, Vernon C. Jones, Charles Lancaster, 
R. T. Langston, John W. Nichols, Fred A. 
Peterson, Melvin Ray, Lawrence L. Rippetoe, 
Lawrence A. Smith, Tomy E. Tucker, Thomas E. 
Wise, and Andy J. Lane; 40-year members G. L. 
Bryant, Cliff L. Cunningham, Turner D. Jones, 
Garland King, H. B. Klassen, C. R. McDonald, 
Walton Rice, Ray Rothammer, DePurda Willits, 
Jesse B. Wright, 0. W. Bruce, Emil W. Colburn, 
Leonard Eckenrode, Earl L. Hopson, Realis 
Merrell, Lee Porter, and Joe E. VanLandingham; 
45-year members Jimmy Mclntire, W. B. 
Millspaugh, W. J. Harmon, and Charles Schmall. 



Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Picture No. "^ 
MARCH, 1982 


In conjunction with the centennial celebra- 
tion of the United Brotherhood and the 80th 
birthday of the local, Local 772, at its yearly 
"Recognition Night," honored Brotherhood 
members with service pins. 

Picture No. 1 shows members receiving 25, 
30, and 35-year pins, seated, from left: R. 
Shumake, J. Rickerl, W. F. Timmons, E. Salutz, 
and C. Bunn. 

Standing, from left: M. Scroeder, S. Richter, 
D. Lord, R. Dierks, R. Goddard, D. Nagle, E. J. 
Gravert, T. Roling, T. Noble, J. Damhoff, L. 
Sinksen, L. Greenwalt, and E. Johnson. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, 
seated, from left: T. Wiebenga, A. Burt, L. F. 
Hudson, and C. Scott. 

Standing, from left: C. Banker, R. Banker, S. 
White, R. L Miller, H. Triphahn, E. Milder, and 
A. Mulder. 

Picture No. 3 shows 45-year member Gordon 
Piatt, center, with Vice President Keith 
Luckritz, left, and President Larry Cook, right. 

Picture No. 4 shows 50-year member William 
Lawrenz, center, with President Cook, left, and 
Financial Secretary Gene Judge, right. 

Picture No. 5 shows Fluor Constructors Inc. 
Safety Engineer Lyie Rice, left, presenting 
Fluor Safety Award belt buckle to retiring 
member David Haring. 

The first investigation of old age asso- 
ciations was done in 1903 by the 
Massachusetts Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
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Department of Labor. 


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On Your Hard Hat 

The Brotherhood Organizing Department 
has Hard Hat Pencil Clips like the one 
shown above available at A0(^ each 
(singly or in quantity). The clips keep 
your marking pencils handy and they 
display in red and blue letters the fact 
that you're a member of the UBC. Each 
clip comes with a SVi" pencil stub 
already clipped in and ready to go. Just 
peel off the adhesive cover and apply 
the clip to your hard hat. 

Order a Hard Hat Pencil (G0406) as 
follows: Send 40<;: in cash, check or 
money order to UBC Organizing Depart- 
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Washington, D.C. 20001. 

Be sure to enclose your full name and 



Local 401 recently honored members with 25 
to 40 years of service to the brotherhood. 
Local President John Godomski presented the 
pins. The 33 members honored represent a 
total of 1,059 years of service. 

Shown in the picture are, first row, 40-year 
members, from left: Alfred Ninotti, Philip 
Maurizi, Ilio Maurizi, Vincent Lanunziata, 
Dominick Recine, Patrick L. Colarusso, Angelo 
Arfanella, Daniel Mancini, and 35-year member 
Leo Kane. 

Second row, from left: Thomas Tirva, 35- 
years; Joseph Volvonas, 35-years; John C. 
Dudnov, 35-years; Pete Coletti, 30-years; John 
Seashock, 30-years, Michael Lombardo, 30- 
years; Frank Stuccio, 25-years, and Gene J. 
Cossa, 35-years. 

Third row, 25-year members, from left: 
George J. Chroback, Carlo S. Romaldini, John 
Endrusick, George Zarychta, Nick Portanova, 
and President Gadomski. 

Honored members not present for the picture 
are as follows; 25-year members Joseph 
Skarbowski, James J. Lombardo, Herman 
Salerno, Donald Brady, and Paul A. Hreha; 30- 
year members Paul A. Condurso, Dominick 
Nardone, Nick D. Solano, Frank M. Drost; and 
35-year members Ed Doreskewicz and Sam 


At Local 620's Christmas party, members 
received service pins for 25-years of Brother- 
hood membership. The pins were presented by 
the local's President George Laufenberg. 

First row, from left: Frank Giordano, Robert 
Johnson, Harold Conover, John Gallan, Kurt 
Dubberke, Dominick Romanelli, and Harry 

Second row, from left: Joseph Moschella, 
Anthony Esposito, Charles Thonus, Benjamin 
Cappelo, and Rudolf Lonn. 

Third row, from left: Coney Bella, Charles 
Krebs, President Laufenberg, Anthony Mer- 
candante, Joseph Caivano, and William 

Members receiving pins but not pictured 
are as follows: John Adickes, Monroe Baird, 
Ragnar Bentzen, John Brachocki, John Bryson, 
Herbert Demarest, Roy Engstrom, C. L. 
Facchinei, Maurice Giroud, George Gray, 
Raymond Greene, Thomas Krebs, Anthony 
Pellegrino, Gunthardt Wagner, and George 

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working conditions for employees. 
Because of these factors, both the 
California affiliates of the Carpen- 
ters, and the Glaziers, an affiliate 
of the Painters and Allied Trades, 
have invested substantial amounts 
from their trust funds in United 
Homebuilders, which we look upon 
as a prudent and desirable invest- 
ment. These investments will make 
possible permanent mortgages be- 
low market rates, thus assuring the 
affordability of these homes to 
average consumers." 
United Homebuilders holds an exclu- 
sive license or U.S. Patent (No. 3665667) 
on the material it calls "structuralcomb." 
The material has been used in large quan- 
tities throughout the aircraft and aero- 
space industries because of its light weight 
and exceptional strength characteristics. 
The company sees it making "substantial 
savings" in construction costs while pro- 
viding "unlimited design flexibility." 

Associated with United Homebuilders, 
in addition to its chief executive officer, 
Paul A. Ebeling, who has had 20 years 
experience in construction, finance and 
marketing, are: 

• James A. Merriam, president of United 
Homebuilders Development Corpora- 
tion, an expert on launching new busi- 
nesses and products. 

• A. Lynn Castle, inventor of structural- 

• William Seay, administrator of several 
building trades union pension funds. 

• Peter Verkerke, an official of the 
Southern California and Arizona Glaz- 
iers, Architectural Metal and Glass 
Workers as well as of the union's pen- 
sion fund. 

• Mark A. Mischel, president of the 
Harris Glass Company and chairman 
of the union-management pension fund 
in southern California and Arizona. 

• Barbara Lockhart, an internationally 
recognized designer. 

• Dr. Thomas Fair Neblett Ph.D., head 
of the Construction Systems Institute 
and an experienced arbitrator, negotia- 
tor and member of government labor- 
management relations agencies. 


Continued from Page 10 

493, Richard Colomna. 
496, Lloyd W. White. 
499, Franklin R. Dean. 

503, Frank Mislimko, Ronald Spaeth, 

504, Asher Ezrachi. 

507, M/M Edgar N. Hagewood, Earl Cunning- 
ham, Thomas Wayne Smith, Felto M. Ball, 

508, Ken Pankey, 

514, Edward P. Blazejewski, Sr., William F. 
Cackowski, S. Marko. 

515, Mrs. S, R. Archuleta, Fred L. Bunch. 
517, George L. Simmons, 

522, Memory of Gamett W, Hamlett, 
526, Juan N, Flores, Alvin Marks. 
528, Theron V. HiUis. 

537, R. D. Fulmer, Harold Brandett. 

538, Harry I. Olson, 

558, Stanley E, Holmes, Joseph Repetny. 

559, Roger Hazen. 

563, William E, Petersen. 

569, Thomas C, Plylar, Jr, 

571, Thos W. Stripp, 

578, Arnold Bischoff, Joseph Shoney, 

586, Ernest Adam, Loren Hilton, Freddie D, 
Lansdon, Marion J. Smith, Mauris N. Wat- 
kins, John Stoman, Sr. 

595, Peter A, Ruggeri. 

601, Carl Story. 

602, Bob Leonard, Charles V. Meyers. 

603, Robert Conway. 

606, Gordon Anderson. 

607, Huber C. D'Ameron. 

608, A. Gordon, Thomas H. Hansen, Kenneth 

610, Joe Kelsey. 

617, Douglas A. Skoog. 

620, M/M E. L. Donovan, Robert Nearpass, 
John F. Seiter, Frank Wasko, Jr., M/M 
Paul E. Lozier, M. A. Petrone, J. F. 
Schneider, John Pedersen, Peter Lee Brillon. 

621, Daniel Tarr, Gerard P. Desjardins, Louis I. 

624, J. R. Rumsey. 

626, Wayne L. Snavely, Alan E. Stetson, E. D. 

627, Rudolph Ibach. 
635, A. C. Shurtlift. 

639, John J. Duck, W. H. Bess, Dick Dunlap, 

Bill Ferris, Loren Woods. 
642, Frank C. Lunghi, George Meyers, Thomas 

650, Greg George, Robert W, Reed. 
654, William M. West. 
660, Garry R. Smith. 
665, Anthony M. Danile, Bob Gregg. 
668, Herbert Dietz, H. A, Wiklander, Henry M. 

674, George W. Wolfe. 
682, Fred Striegel. 
685, Robert Sayre. 

690, George W. Smith, Woodrow Roachell. 
698, Robert A. Wiechman. 
701, Steve Bebee, Thomas J. Sykes, George 

703, David Lloyd, Sr., Roy Greene. 
710, Donald R. Pierce, Frank X. Rabalais, H. 

D. Tidwell, Ron Diggle, Eugene R. Hughes, 

Norm Nelson, John C. McComb. 

713, Don Goodfellow. 

714, Arnell Lawman. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: Space limitations pre- 
vent us from listing- all current con- 
tributors. We will continue tixe list in our 
April issue. 


Continued from Page 30 

bedroom area. If you are installing more 
than one detector, consider purchasing 
units that can be interconnected. That 
way, when one unit detects smoke, all 
detectors will sound an alarm. 

How are tlie detectors connected? 

Smoke detectors can be connected two 
ways: by pulling wires through the walls 
or by a wireless system. Pulling the wires 
through the walls is a more permanent 
method and may require the services of 
an electrician. The wireless system op- 
erates on the same principle as home 
wireless intercoms. Either procedure is 

How are smoke detectors powered and 

Detectors are powered two ways: by 
batteries or by household electric current. 
Battery-operated detectors are the easiest 
to install. They require no outlets or 
connections to household wiring. How- 
ever, the batteries must be replaced ap- 
proximately once a year to keep the 

detector operating properly. The cost of 
replacement batteries is between $2 and 

All UL (Underwriters Laboratories, 
Inc.) approved battery-operated smoke 
detectors are required to sound a trouble 
signal when the battery needs to be re- 
placed. This "chirp" signal usually lasts 
7 days. If you are away from home for 
an extended period of time, it is advisable 
when you return to check your detector, 
according to manufacturer's instructions, 
to make sure the battery has not lost 

Smoke detectors that operate on house- 
hold current can be powered two ways. 
The detector, equipped with a 240-270 
cm (8-9 ft.) electrical cord, can be 
plugged into an existing wall outlet. A 
detector powered this way should not be 
operated with an on-off switch, as it may 
be accidentally turned off. It can also be 
wired permanently into your home's elec- 
trical system. This procedure requires an 
electrician, and the cost is usually between 
$25 and $50. 

Will a fire disable a detector that is wired 
directly to the household electrical power? 

A fire in the home electrical circuit 
that would interrupt power to a smoke 
detector is a remote possibility. If an ap- 
pliance, such as a TV set in the living 
room, starts the fire, a smoke detector 
located outside the bedroom area should 
sound an alarm before the fire reaches 
the electrical wiring. This is particularly 
true if the TV set and smoke detector 
are on different circuits. 

How do I get the best service from my 

Dirt, extreme changes in temperature, 
and cooking exhaust smoke can cause a 
false alarm or a malfunction of a smoke 
detector. To prevent false alarms, locate 
the detector away from air vents, air 
conditioners, and fans. Keep the grillwork 
of the detector free of dirt by dusting or 
vacuuming regularly. Check and replace 
batteries periodically. Test your detectors 
every 30 days by using the test button, if 
provided, or by blowing smoke into the 

What do I do if the alarm goes off? 

The best fire detection equipment can 
only tell you that there is a fire. AH fire 
alarms should be used with a family 
escape plan. A smoke detector in working 
condition will usually give you at least 3 
minutes to evacuate the house. Fire drills 
should be held so that all family mem- 
bers know what to do. Each person 
should be aware of all escape routes in 
the home, including bedroom windows. 
Do not try to fight the fire yourself. 
Choose a meeting place outside so you'll 
know everyone in the house has escaped. 
Don't stop to call the fire department 
from your home — use a neighbor's 

Reprinted by courtesy of the U.S. De- 
partment of Commerce National Bureau 
of Standards. 

MARCH, 1982 


The following list of 687 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $818,438.00 death claims paid in December, 1981. (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

4, Davenport, lA — Dorothy D. Pauly (s), 

Keith Gruenhagen, Orton G. Fisher. 

5, St. Louis, MO— Bealy Hugh Milton. 

8, Philadelphia, PA— Regina D. Minnar (s). 

11, Cleveland, OH— John H. Gibson. 

12, Syracuse, NY — George F. Raynor. 

14, San Antonio, TX — Ophelia P. Rodriguez 

(s), W. J. Bonham, William DeGroat. 

15, Hackensack, NJ— Gladys C. Engel (s). 

16, Springfield, IL — Gertrude E. Sullivan (s). 

19, Detroit, MI — John C. Martin, Raymond 

F. Kowalski. 

20, New York, NY — Ivar Johansen, Olivia 
Olsen (s). Peter J. Scannapieco. 

22, San Francisco, CA — John Rusk, Norval 

W. Ashworth. Sam Sciume. 
24, Central, CT — Florence Nesci (s). Gustave 

Haversat, Paul W. Wyser, Robert L. 

27, Toronto, Ont., CAN.— Alice L. Thom- 
son (s), Burtchill H. Smith, Mary Violet 

White (s). 
30, New London, CT— Arthur X. Bessette. 

John K. Niemi, Nicholas Scarlato. 
32, Springfield, MA — George H. Remillard, 

Jules T. Caron. 

35, San Rafael, CA — Alfred Alson, Alonzo 

D. Whearty, Burl Copes. 

36, Oakland, CA— Floyd E. Miller, Louis T. 


37, Shamokin, PA — Julia Turlis (s). 

38, St. Cafhrns. Ont., CAN— Thomas Hall. 

40, Boston, MA — James P. Fardy, John Car- 


41, Woburn, MA — Spark Ledrew. 

42, San Francisco, CA — Albin Lindblom. 
44, Champaign Urba, IL — Ramon H. Suther- 

47, St. Louis, MO — Bernard M. Crissup, 

Lloyd L. Erickson. 
S3, White Plains, NY — Henry Johnson. Julia 

Morgado (s). Rosina Sabatino (s) Warren 

55, Denver, CO— Calvin S. Kennedy, Paul 

58, Chicago, IL — Alfred Swanson, Edward 

A. Brennan, Elmer Morner. 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Arthur P. Bailey, Cecil 

Bain, Frieda C. Bottin (s), Martha 
Marie Fischer (s). 

61, Kansas City, MO— Esther Helen Kobby 

(s), Ethel G. Headding (s), Felix Chris- 
tianson, Gerald O. Stroud, James W. 
Fleming. Richard Hampton Lee, Wil- 
liam A. Lancaster. 

62, Chicago, IL — Axel Edward Anderson, 
Claus Solerlind, Frank A. Bretschneider, 
Oscar H. Engdahl. 

63, Bloomington, IL — Lyie Oren Dobbins. 

64, Louisville, KY — Cecil E. Lowery. Robert 

R. Thompson. William F. Stratton. 

69, Canton, OH— Weldy E. Anderson. 

71, Fort Smith, AR — James H. Sanderson. 

73, St. Louis, MO— Mary Ella Byrd (s). 

78— Troy, NY— Fred W. Cardany, John 

81, Erie, PA— Robert C. Quigley, Sr. 

82— Haverhill, MA— Barbara Bacheller (s), 
Ernest W. Poulin. 

83, Halifax, N.S., CAN— Charles W. Yea- 
don. Demont Lloyd, Felix Saulnier. 

85, Rochester, NY— Joseph R. Panello. 

88, Anaconda, MT — John Arthur Swanson. 

89, Mobile, AL— Barbara J. Burch (s). 

90, Evansville, IN— Carl D. Hauschild, John 

G. Nester. Nellie L Farrar (s). 

93, Ottawa, Ont., CAN— David Romain, 
Leon Pommainville. 

Local Union, City 

94, Providence, RI— Alice B. Siok (s), Ed- 
ward J. Marchant. 

95, Detroit, MI— Owen Rene, Sterk Vir- 
ginia (s). 

98, Spokane, WA — Dean Nagle, Evelyn L. 
Adams (s), Gerald E. Pluth. 

99, Bridgeport, CT— Emily Doty Carlson (s). 

100, Muskegon, MI — Phyllis Sniegowski (s). 

101, Baltimore, MD — Harry Greenwalt, 
Jioachin, Cangelosi, Mary Leola Gesell 
(s), Robert L. Anderson, Robert V. 
Smith, Roland L. Tawney, Verna E. 
Palumbo (s). 

102, Oakland, CA— Elizabeth C. Fey (s). 

104, Dayton, OH— Arvid N. Anderson, Clif- 
ford F. Howe. 

105, Cleveland, OH — Gunnar Franzen. 

106, Des Moines, lA — John Thomas. 
112, Butte, MT— John J. Markovich, Jr. 
116, Bay City, MI— Perl D. Eckerd. 

131, Seattle, WA— Evert Marjulin. 

132, Washington, DC— Elizabeth Thorpe (s), 
Gunther H. M. Kniest. 

134, Montreal, Que., CAN — Felix Poirier, 
Marie Reine LaPlante (s), Romeo Laro- 
chelle, Leo Langlois, Marguerite Perusse 

135, New York, NY— Isaac Goldwag, Ottilia 
Moberg (s). 

153, Helena, MT— Ethel A. Magill (si, 
Sharon R. Knutson (s). 

154, Kewanee, IL — Alfred Greiert, Sr. 

161, Kenosha, WI— Bertha Barnett (s). 

162, San Mateo, CA — Louis Mangini. 

165, Pittsburg, PA— Nancy R. Seller (s). 

171, Youngstown, OH — Alice Winifred An- 
derson (s), Frank J. Smolik, Swenson 
John Albert. 

181, Chicago, II^Gwendolyn Engh (s). 
185, St. Louis, MO — Ralph Turnbaugh. 
194, East Bay, CA— Averd A. Conway, Ella 
Mae Francis (s). 

198, Dallas, TX— Charles E. Speir, Cleve H. 
Culpepper, Robert E. Hamm, Harvey 
G. Korkames, Jose Rocha Chacon. 

199, Chicago, Il^Carl G. Strom. 

200, Columbus, OH— Earl Rickard. 

201, Wichita, KS — Ajulian Lewis Manning, 
Erma Ann Phillips (s). Nix Webb. 

210, Stamford, CT— Elliott H. Kuhne. 
215, Lafayette, IN— Elmer C. Bogan, Har- 
vey O. Parvis. 

225, Atlanta, GA— William M. Crim. 

226, Portland, OR— Charles F. Heber, Evelyn 
Jean Hokenson (s). Otto Libke, Wello 
M. Forrest. 

228, Pottsville, PA— William M. Franken- 

235, Riverside, CA— Martha Chesley (s), 

Philip J. Paxton. 
242, Chicago, IL— Fred R. Gomoll. 
246 — New York, NY — Alfonso Dambrosio, 

Ann Kleber (s), Livio Salviani. 
249, Kingston, Ont., CAN— Samuel Rippi. 
254, Cleveland. OH— Robert N. Andler, 

Sophie L. Zirnfus (s). 

256, Savannah, GA — Helen Newman Sparks 
Ashmore (s). Ruby Shuman Rahn (s). 

257, New York, NY — Arne M. Marthinsen, 
Irving Rubinfeld, Max Huckstadt, Oscar 
Prince, Charles Syrak. 

264, Milwaukee, WI — James Tngbretson. 

266, Stockton, CA— Willis S. Robbins. 

267, Dresden, OH— John Richard Byrd. 
272, Chicago Hgl., IL — Jeffrey F. Grigson. 
275, Newton, MA — Kostant Sucich. 

280, Niagara-Gen & Vic, NY— Joseph 

Local Union, City 

283, Augusta, GA — Jimmy Lewis Brooks, 
Joe H. Whitaker. 

284, New York, NY — George Hetterich, 
Irving Mestel, James Fulton. 

286, Great Falls, MT— Gordon D. Mindt. 

287, Harrisburg, PA — Clair E. Firestone, 
Nancy L. White (s), Vance E. Bricker. 

299, Union City, NJ— John L. Bonaldi. 

302, Huntington, WV— C. Herbert Wilson. 
Harry M. Gladwell. 

311, Joplin, MO — Lawrence E. Akins, Rad- 
ford A. Murphy, Raymond A. Gass, 
William Ed Tarter. 

316, San Jose, CA— Robert R. Pallan. 

317, Aberdeen, WA — Thomas H. Hughes. 
329, Oklahoma City, OK— Joseph M. Trib- 

331, Norfolk, VA— Juanita Hodges (s). 

334, Saginaw, MI — Dwain Preston Rippie. 

335, Grand Rapids, MI — Fred W. Bamman. 
337, Detroit, MI — Aune Reinholm (s), James 

E. Riggs, Kenneth C. Beckman, Nels O. 
340, Hagerslown, MD — John S. Rockwell. 

342, Pawtucket, RI— Edgar E. Boucher, 
Thomas H. Bannon. 

343, Winnipeg, Mani., CAN — Alexander Hill, 
Elmer Hanson. 

344, Waukesha, WI — Theresa Wagner (s). 

345, Memphis, TN — Albert Anderson, Alfred 
L. Roberson, Nellie V. Earnest (s). 

347, Mattoon, IL — June Maxine Shoot (s). 
350, New Rochelle, NY— Anthony J. Car- 

360, Galesburg, IL — John Terry Busse. 

361, Dululh, MN — Marcella Bourgeault (s). 
374, Buffalo, NY— Fred J. Hawkes. 

377, Alton, IL— Rupert E. Creeling. 

385, New York, NY— Antonio Current!, 

James Innes, John Lipuma. 
393, Camden NJ — Elizabeth Vernamonti (s). 
398, Lewiston, ID — Anna Lucile Pearson (s). 

403, Alexandria, LA — Wilfred J. Dauzat, 
David R. Scroggs. 

404, Lake Co., OH— Charles J. Fedor. 
411, San Angelo, TX— Leslie H. Lammers. 
415, Cincinnati, OH— Clifford E. Jones. 
422, New Brighton, PA— Charlotte Ber- 

nauer (s). 

424, Hingham, MA — Evelyn A. Lavigne (s), 
James A. Morgan. 

425, El Paso, TX— Flora Lou Palmore (s), 
K'ermit Koerth. 

433, Belleville, IL — Loyd Stanton. 

434, Chicago, IL — Elmer Biterlin, Henry 

448, Waukegan, IL— Jack J. Fish. 

452, Vancouver, B.C., CAN— George W. 

Furu, John Penner, Michael Andrew 

Ffau, Robert Thomas Moore. 
454, Philadelphia, PA— David J. Parker. 
462, Creensburg, PA— H. Ronald Sell. 
470, Tacoma, WA — Ernest D. Simkins, Lyle 

W. Hedden. 
480, Freeburg, II^W. Nowlen Cook. 

482, Jersey City, NJ — Frank Lentini. 

483, San Francisco, CA — Lewis Franklin 

488, New York, NY— Joseph Daidola. 
494, Windsor, Ont., CAN— Robert S. Gra- 
500, Butler, PA— Charles H. Riley. 
504, Chicago, IL — Morris Buyer. 

507, Nashville, TN— Clara J. Winfree (s). 

508, Marion II^Ralph E. Allen. 

541, Washington, PA— Ora O. Williams. 
543, Mamaroneck, NY — Vincenza Pinto (s). 



Local Union, City 

550, Oakland, CA — Edmund Engbrock, 

George E. Jensen. 
562, Everett, WA — Vince Zuanich. 
579, St. John, NF, CAN— Janie M. Knee (s). 
583, Portland, OR— James A. Willing. 
586, Sacramento, CA — Margaret E. Azary 

600, Lehigh Valley, PA— Anna R. Haberle 

(s), Esther May Roth (s), Jennie P. 

Campbell (s), Raymond Parastino. 
608, New York, NY — Mary Sweeney (s), 

Richard M. Mendick. 

623, Atlantic County, NJ— Leon L. Wool- 
bert, Wade E. Archer. 

624, Brockton, MA — Martin F. Brewster. 

626, Wilmington, DE— Mary K. Little (s). 

627, Jacksonville, FL — Benjamin F. Dryden, 
William D. Gadsden. 

633, Madison, IL — Francis H. Clanton. 
635, Boise, ID — Benjamin H. Minger. 

642, Richmond, CA — Joseph Borges. 

643, Chicago, IL — Thomas T. Lovero. 
655, Key West, FI^Esmond W. Albury. 
658, Millinocket, ME— Mellon C. King. 
666, Etobicoke, Ont., CAN— Emma R. Gray 


668, Palo Alto, CA— Walter A. Harju. 

674, Mt. Clemens, MI — ^Ted A. Jazenski. 

678, Dubuque, lA — Donald N. Jaeger, Ro- 
land W. Jamison. 

691, Williamsport, PA — Ronald E. Daugh- 

695, Sterling, IL— Albert J. Pratt. 

696, Tampa, FL — Edward L. Horn. 

698, Covington, KY— Edna M. Schuchter (s). 
703, Lockland, OH— George A. SchefFer. 
710, Long Beach, CA— T. J. Aker, William 

V. Wenzell. 
715, Elizabeth, NJ— Rheo O. Turcotte. 
721, Los Angeles, CA — John J. Lejeune, 

Angel Ralph Rodriguez, Saul Ramer. 
725, Litchfield, II^-Herbert F. Johnsey. 
727, Hialeah, FI^— Joseph C. Koutnik. 
732, Rochester, NY — John L. Judge. 
739, Cincinnati, OH— Albert C. Daiber. 
743, Bakersfield, CA— William D. Harrison, 

Worley C. Broce. 
745, Honolulu, HI — David Tatsuo Nakanishi, 

Evagelia Tuiloma, Roy R. Nobuhara. 
753, Beaumont, TX — Eddie Lester Frasier, 

Willis B. Morse. 
758, Indianapolis, IN — Arben A. Anderson. 
761, Sorel, Quebec, CAN— Madeleine Bert- 

hiaume (s). 
764, Shreveport, LA — George F. Hunt, James 

C. Reeves. 

769, Pasadena, CA — Wilbur Josephson. 

770, Yakima, WA— Alfred J. Lee, Jessie W. 

780, Astoria, OR— Jacob B. Seppala, Victor 

A. Martin. 
783, Sioux Falls, SD— Grace Rotherham (s), 

Herbert Henry Heuer. 
787, New York, NY — Benjamin Seaver, Ivar 

Bjornsund, Olav Jacobsen. 
790, Dixon, IL — Donald Eugene Henley, 

Robert G. Bales. 
792, Rockford, IL— Olaf H. Koines. 
801, Woonsocket, RI — Antonio A. Godin, 

Constance f ernandes (s). 
815, Beverly, MA— Robert E. Russell. 
819, West Palm Beach FL — Abram Nottage. 

Lee M. Frank, Richard H. Maxson. 
838, Sunbury, PA— Ralph R. Rovito. 
845, Clifton Heights, PA— Carl L. Campbell. 
849, Manitowoc, WI — Raymond L Payette. 
851, Anoka, MN— E. Dale Thomas. 
857, Tucson, AZ — Luther E. Spurgeon, Roger 

G. Dean. 
870, Spokane, WA — Harry Bernard William- 
873, Cincinnati, OH— Christine O. Wurzel- 

bacher (s). 
875, Panama City, FL — Henry Lewis Cole. 

Local Union, City 

889, Hopkins, MN — Edward Buesgens, Gust 

O. Youngquist. 
900, Altoona, PA— Jesse H. Hoyt. 
902, Brooklyn, NY— Frank Zecca. 
929, Los Angeles, CA— Waldo F. Hobbs, 

Wenzel O. Miller. 
933, Hermiston, OR— Cecil V. Smith. 

943, Tulsa, OK— Carl R. Huffman, Lura 
Christina Lewis (s). 

944, San Bernadino, CA— Edith Pratt (s), 
Lauri Jean Schene (s), William H. Bau- 

953, Lake Charles, LA— L. H. J. Primeaux. 
955, Appleton, WI— Harold Hoier. 
971, Reno, NV — James Byars. 

977, Wichita Falls, TX— Eunice E. Strick- 
land (s). 

978, Springfield, MO— Ruby L. Lea (s). 

981, Petaluma, CA — Anton S. Matson. 

982, Detroit, MI— Clifford C. Duston, Floyd 
Lynch, Louise Chafin (s), Paul R. Tuck. 

993, Miami, FL— Edward R. Teasley. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Clarence F. St. John. 

999, Mt. Vernon, II^Dewey F. Ray. 
1003, Indianapolis, IN — Francis M. Lowe. 
1005, Merrillville, IN— Carl M. Berg, Dal- 

phine Tucker (s), John N. Mager. 
1014, Warren, PA— Frank P. Piscitelli. 
1017, Redmond, OR — James A. Young. 
1022, Parson, KS— Glenna Faye Fricke (s). 
1024, Cumberland, MD — Austin Jacob Ward, 

Philip M. Reuschel. 
1040, Eureka, CA— Robert Perry Starritt. 
1050, Philadelphia, PA — Leon Gazzara, Leon 


1052, Hollywood, CA — Amos Edgar John- 
son, Howard B. Perry. 

1053, Milwaukee, WI — Oscar N. Jackson, 
Otto H. Schumacher, Paul Phillips. 

1062, Santa Barbara, CA— Bernhard A. Ped- 
ersen, Howard C. Olsen. 

1072, Muskogee, OK — William Owen John- 

1074, Eau Claire, WI— Ingvald N. Pederson, 
Rueben A. Burrington. 

1078, Fredericksburg, VA— Charles K. Letl- 

1084, Angelton, TX— Warren Carroll Brewer. 

1089, Phoenix, AZ— Dorcas Griggs (s), Helen 
Knox (s), John W. Arnould, Lawrence 
N. Feuerriegel, William C. Preston. 

1093, Glencove, NY — Mary C. Macaulay (s). 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA — Lewis J. Howard. 

1102, Detroit, MI— A. Leo Baydoun. 

1104, Tyler, TX— James Dewey Cross. 

1108, Cleveland, OH — Frank Hasman, Ben 
G. Jaworske, John Sziber. 

1109, Visalia, CA — Homer Shaw, Roland 

1120, Portland, OR— Adolph Kaylor, Fay F. 
Foster, Lavene Cook. 

1134, Mt. Kisco, NY— Ernest Finch. 

1140, San Pedro, CA — Ambrosio C. Sando- 

1142, Lawrenceburg, IN — Thomas Richard- 

1146— Green Bay, WI— Arnold Willems, Wil- 
liam Adriansen. 

1149, San Francisco, C A— Alfred N. Bel- 
laria, Lillian E. Bergene (s). 

1155, Columbus, IN— Albert Lee Miller. 

1160, Pittsburgh, PA— Ella K. Kundrat (s). 

1164, New York, NY— Wilma Buksch (s). 

1165, Wilmington, NC— Margarett Buff kin 

1172. Billings, MT— Dorothy T. Weidler (s), 

Maria Silva. 
1185, Chicago, IL — Brian O. Baker, Henry 

L. Christiansen, Jr., Joseph A. Karecki, 

Sue Martin (s). 
1187, Grand Island, NE — Jacob Jarzynka, 

Norbert W. Kalb. 
1204, New York, NY — Max Portnoy, Morris 

Cohen, Nathan Solomon. 

Local Union, City 

1207— Charleston, WV— Golden Perdue. 
1208, Milwaukee, WI— Anna B. Kolp (s). 
1224, Emporia, KS — Henry J. Kempker. 
1235, Modesto, CA — Christian H. Hansen, 

Henry H. Hesterley. 
1240, Oroville, CA— John C. Hearn. 

1242, Akron, OH— Charles C. King. 

1243, Fairbanks, AK — Magnus Allen Peder- 

1250, Homestead, FL — Mary Brausam (s). 

1251, N. Westminster, BC, CAN— Arsene 
Theodore Hebert. 

1258, Pocatello, ID— Rachael R. Kjolsing (s). 
1263, Atlanta, GA — Charles Ray Fleming, 

1267, Worden, IL — Harold F. Stamer, Louis 

F. Mor, Jr. 
1274, Decatur, AI^-Floyd E. Preston. 
1280, Mountain View, CA— Wilburn R. 

1289, Seattle, WA— Harriet L. Johnson (s), 

Ida Monta (s), Ingeborg M. Alsvick, 

Johan Edwin Johnson. 
1296, San Diego, CA— William A. Tuggle. 

1300, San Diego, CA— George N. Buell. 

1301, Monroe, MI— William C. Christie. 
1305, Fall River, MA — Arthur Paul, Joseph 

P. Roy. 
1311, Dayton, OH— Ronald Cart Santell. 

1313, Mason City, lA — Lorenz Larry Fran- 

1314, Oconomowoc, WI — William Henry 

1325, Edmonton, Alta., CAN— John A. 

1335, Wilmington, CA— Sylvia Gladys Vi- 

lander (s). 

1340, Fort Collins, CO— Gilbert G. Ostran- 

1341, Owensboro, KY— Elmer G. Kempf. 
1361, Chester, IL — Woodrow C. Minemann. 
1371, Gadsden, AL — Charles Ross Raiford, 

Irene Morris (s). 

1381, Woodland, CA— Riley Alvin Mc- 

1382, Rochester, MN — ^William A. Kraayen- 
brink, Sr. 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl^Opal M. Price (s). 
1397, North Hempstead, NY— Ann Leah 

Boudreau (s), Jan Malinovsky. 
1400, Santa Monica, CA — Gloria Bennett 

(s), Raymond J. Selly . 

1407, San Pedro, CA— Carl E. Hinds, Sr. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— Manuel J. Soto. 
1423, Corpus Christie, TX— John H. Giere, 

1449, Lansing, MI — Alfred Personious. 

1452, Detroit, MI— Bert Freeh, Marvel 
Troutman, Oscar J. Backstrand. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA — Howard A. 
Struble, Roy R. Harris. 

1454, Cincinnati, OH— William A. Oldfield. 
1456, New York, NY— Alfred Andersen, 

George Davidson, Gina Pedersen (s), 
Jean Berruti, Thomas Davis. 

1460, Edmonton, Alta, CAN— Harold James 

1471, Jackson, MS — Joseph C. McNair. 

1478, Redondo, CA— Charles E. Sheeney, 
Elenora Treece (s), Joseph Sherbo, Mil- 
ton W. Carter. William D. Savage. 

1489, Burlington, NJ— Karl A. Persson. 

1490, San Diego, CA— Glen H. Fowler, Mel- 
voureen M. Wyckoff (s). 

1497, E. Los Angeles, CA— George R. 

1506, Los Angeles, CA — Bobby D. Jones. 
1521, Algoma, WI— Herman Dax, Judith F. 

Stack, Willard Massey (s). 
1529, Kansas City, KS— Helen L. Kitchen 

1539, Chicago, Il^Clifford L. Pearson. 
1565, Abilene, TX— John R. Ray. 

MARCH, 1982 


Local Union, City 

1570, Marysville, CA — Benjamin Cravens, 
William E. Whitney. 

1571, East San Diego, CA— John M. Markey. 
1588, Sydney NS, CAN— John A. F. Mac- 
Donald. Robert Donovan. 

1590, Washington, DC— Albert L. Phillips, 
Gust J. Blomquist, Johnny O. Simpkins. 

1595, Montgomery County, PA — Thomas 

1596, St. Louis, MO— Andrew Wnuk. 

1597, Bremerton, WA— Gilbert R. Moore, 
Mildred Eliason (s). 

1622 Hayward, CA — George E. Haynes, 

Orbon O, Hudson. 
1635, Kansas City, MO— Fred Pilsl. 
1644, Minneapolis, MN — Charles J. Carling, 

Heitman M. Jorgensen. 
1665, Alexandria, VA — Beulah Agnes 

Thomas (s). Kemper Meadows. 
1669, Ft. William, Ont., CAN— Bernard P. 

Bohler. Hans A. Hallin, Rose Nowak (s). 
1689, Tacoma, WA— Avis Ruth Olsen (s), 

Harry W. Cole, Violet A. Hedberg (s). 

1707, Kelso Longview, WA — Leonard E. 

1708, Auburn, WA— Ronald D. Torrev. 
1723, Columbus, GA— Fred H. Wills, Robert 

E. McCuIlough. 
1752, Pomona, CA— Ralph L. Weber. 
1755, Parkersburg, WV — Marjorie Robinson 

1765, Orlando, FI^Howard P. Sanders. 
1775, Columbus, IN — Grover Baker. 

1778, Columbia, SC— Nell Virgin Marvin (s). 

1779, Calgary, Alta., CAN— Henry E. Cor- 
nell, Herbert Tomm, Margaret Setter (s). 

1780, Las Vegas, NV— Glen Stark. 
1797, Renton, WA— Orville W. Calkins. 
1808, Wood River, II^Howard L. Short. 
1815, Santa Ana, CA— Alvin L. Miller. 
1822, Fort Worth, TX— Harry E. Martin, 

Howard Roberts, Joe C. McGill. 
1835, Waterloo, lA — Lorenzo Marcellini. 
1839, Washington, MO— John H. Gildehaus, 

Michael J, Gildehaus (s). 
1846, New Orleans, LA — Arthur Porche, 

Merwin J. Moskau. 
1849, Pasco, WA— Eugene Thibault, Gladys 

Dunbar (s). Ken R. Williams, Otis W. 

Wales. Philip W. Vanzandt. 
1856, Philadelphia, PA— Agnes Winters (s), 

Harry B. Cochran, James T. Fullerton. 
1865, Minneapolis, MN — Joseph B. Basil. 
1871, Cleveland, OH— Frank J. McNamara. 
1889, Downers Grove, IL — Janet A. Gehrke 

1896, The Dalles, OR— Ethel Mae Moore (s), 

George B. Dejarnatt. 
1906, Philadelphia, PA— John J. Harkins, 

Leo J. Wysocki. 
1913, San Fernando. CA— Carl Walter Sal- 

gren, Frank A. Randise, George C. Cole 

(s), Lupe Casillas. 
1922, Chicago, II^-Gustaf W. Carlson, 

Marek. Frank. 
1934, Bemidji, MN— Albert E. Wells. 
1946. London, Ont., CAN— Alberta Gladys 

Irvin (s), Gladys Norris (s). 
1959, Riverside, CA— Leiland C. Weakland. 
1961, Roseburg, OR— John Quibell, Kenneth 

K. Hanna. 
1963, Toronto, Ont., CAN— Antonio Griso- 

lia, Lenine P. Victoria. 
1971, Temple, TX— Charles T. Allen. 
2007, Orange, TX — Raymond N. Moore. 
2018, Ocean County, NJ — Guy Thomas Mo- 

2020, San Diego, CA— Marcos M. Estrada. 
2024, Miami, FI^Ralph C. Mills. 
2037, Adrian, MI — Robert D. Isenhowcr. 
2046, Martinez, CA— Cora Lena Peete (s), 

Donald L. Enfield. Ernest Fuller, Fred- 
erick E. Ebben, Rudolph F. Peterson, 

Timothy Bier. 

Local Union, City 

2047, Hartford City, IN— Claude C. Tarr, 

Reeson Hughes. 
2066, St. Helens Vic., OR— Cleo W. Horn. 

2073, Milwaukee, WI — Maxine Florek (s). 

2074, San Diego, CA— Herman L. Suter. 
2110, New York, NY— Sanford V. Rowe. 
2114, Napa, CA — Florence M. Carlson (s). 
2127, Centralia, WA — Romine Eugene. 
2132, La Follette, TN— Oscar Walden. 
2139, Tallahassee, FI^Homer C. Windsor. 
2155, New York, NY— Edith Morelli (s), 

Louis Holzman, Morris O. Kremen, 

Murray Inspector. 
2198, Milton, PA— Leonard E. Patrick. 
2203, Anaheim, CA — Andrew J. Williams. 
2205, Wenatchee, WA— Glen Gault. 

2213, Mission City, BC, CAN— Sylvia B. 
Haugseng (s). 

2214, Festus, MO— Leonard M. Ballard. 

2231, Los Angeles, CA— Walter W. Berry. 

2232, Houston, TX — Justino, Poliseno, Mar- 
jorie M. Nichols (s). 

2241, Brooklyn, NY— John W. Blake. 
2249, Adams Co., CO— George W. Dunn. 
2264, Pittsburgh, PA— Natalie L. Pietrzyk 
(s), Richard Gapinski. 

2287, New York, NY— Thomas Saccente. 

2288, Los Angeles, CA— Charles S. Bartlett. 
Eddie Page, George V. Brewer, William 
B. Estes. 

2308, Fullerton, CA— Gladys Jane Maurer 

2309, Toronto, Ont., CAN— Margaret Emma 
Murray (s). 

2375, Los Angeles, CA — Cecil R. Popejoy. 
2398, El Cajon, CA— Clarence M. Winters, 
Diane White (s), Horace M. Bowers, Jr. 

2404, Vancouver, BC, CAN— Roye Frost. 

2405, Kalispell, MT — Frank Sommers. 
2463, Ventura, CA — G. Royce Benson, Jr., 

William A. Cox. 
2486, Sudbury, Ont., CAN — Thomas Gervais. 

2498, Longview, WA— Elsie L. Gunter (s). 

2499, Whitehorse, YT, CAN— Stanley H. 

2517, Cuba, NM— Steven Toledo. 

2581, Libby, MT— Gene W. Dedic. 

2633, Tacoma, WA — Leeman C. Larson. 

2649, Riggins, ID — Ardy E. Johnson. 

2667, Bellingham, WA — Marvin Campbell, 

Merle Smith. 
2693, Pt. Arthur, Ont., CAN— Toivo Kuoppa 

2715, Medford, OR — James E. Merwin, Wen- 
dell J. Frank. 
2750, Springfield, OR— Norman W, Stur- 

2761, McCleary, WA — James N. Crosswaite, 

John Glanz. 
2765, Nassau Co., NY— Minnie Glick (s). 
2772, Flagstaff, AR— Willie Tindell. 
2787, Springfield, OR— Harry J. Skelton. 
2816, Emmett, ID— Kenneth L. Coflfelt. 
2825, Nashville, TN— Helen Juanita Burk- 

hart (s). 
2834, Denver, CO— Ira M. Head. 
2881, Portland, OR— Clyde E. Gumm, Jay 

B. Gannon. 
2902, Burns, OR — Ramon Zorrozua. 
2907, Weed, CA— Earnest E. Doke. 
2947, New York, NY— Edward Olszewski, 

George B. Schnapp, Herman Dauster, 

Octavius Brown, William Orsini. 
2949, Roseburg, OR— Avis Blozvich, Ralph 

W. Cole (s). 
2982, Staunton, VA — Judge Caywood. 
2993, Franklin, IN — George T. Thompson. 
2995, Kapuskasng, Ont., CAN — Dominique 

Galarneau, Joseph Gordon Richardson, 

Maurice Vallee. 
3031, Jackson, MS — Bernice Stewart. 
3091, Vaughn, OR— Loraine F. Daily (s). 

Local Union, City 

3161, Maywood, CA— John T. Dilworth, 
Joseph A. Amormino, Patrocino Car- 

3175, Pembroke, Ont., CAN— Lois J. Gale. 

3210, Madison, IN — Samuel B. Armand. 

3227, Brampton, Ont., CAN— Ludwig Os- 

3233, Richmon H. Ont., CAN— Thomas M. 

9224, Houston, TX — Lawrence E. Zaleski. 

1982 Conference 

Continued from Page 12 

equally large turnout is expected this 
April as the full effects of the Reagan 
Administration's program are felt by 
union members. 

For further information on the con- 
ference, including registration materials, 
contract the Industrial Department at 
the General Office. 

Solidarity Support 

Continued from Page 6 

matic sanctions" are needed against the 
Soviet Union until martial law is lifted. 

HOUSTON — Ironworkers President John 
H. Lyons led the speakers at a rally here 
that included five Polish sailors, members 
of Solidarity, who jumped the Polish 
freighter Zabrze in the port of Houston 
just after martial law was declared in 
Poland in December. 

DENVER — A crowd of several hundred 
rallied in the parking lot of the Denver 
Center to cheer speeches by Governor 
Richard Lamm, Senator Gary Hart (D- 
CO), Reps. Timothy Wirth (D-CO) and 
Patricia Schroeder (D-CO), Denver 
Catholic Bishop George Evans and Henry 
Podzinski, a leader in the city's Polish 

SAN FRANCISCO — A rally was held in 
front of the international headquarters of 
the Bank of America, the biggest U.S. 
lender to Poland to protest the bank's 
monetary policies, according to John F. 
Henning, executive secretary-treasurer of 
the California AFL-CIO. 

Other rallies took place in Dallas-Fort 
Worth, Tex., Philadelphia, Pa., Los An- 
geles and Sacramento, Calif., Boise, Id., 
Seattle, Wash., Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., 
St. Louis, Mo., Austin, Tex.; Buffalo and 
Syracuse, N.Y., Jersey City, N.J., and 
New Castle, Pa. (PAI) 





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MARCH, 1982 



Congress must Hot 

Budget Huiuv 

Social Security 


Labor proposes several ways to restore 

financial balance to the system without 

drastic cuts in benefits 

por almost a half century — since 1935 — the US 
Social Security Law has provided Americans with a 
measure of financial stability that they never had 

Coming out of the depression of the 1930s, this 
New Deal legislation has assured America's wage 
earners that they would continue to have a share of 
the nation's abundance after they became too old or 
too disabled to work. 

All went well with the Social Security System until 
recent years, when big increases in both the younger 
population and the older generation combined to 
strain and drain the financial resources of the Social 
Security Administration. 

Because of this situation, there is, today, a major 
struggle in Congress to change the system: On the 
one hand, the ultra conservatives — much like those 
who opposed Franklin D. Roosevelt's legislation back 
in the Thirties — continue to chip away at the benefits 
provided by the law, supposedly in an effort to help 
the Reagan Administration achieve its budget-cutting 
goals. On the other hand are the growing number of 
senior seniors dependent on Social Security, the so- 
cially-conscious organizations which realize the dire 
consequences of Social Security cuts, and that great 
mass of workers across the country known as the 
AFL-CIO and its affiliates, who stand to suffer most 
in the final decades of this century. 

The United Brotherhood stands firmly against cuts 
in Social Security benefits, and it joins the AFL-CIO 

in offering several reasonable and sensible suggestions 
for keeping the system financially stable in the years 

We firmly believe that the proposals made to cut 
benefits are not necessary to restore financial balance 
to the system. 

We join the AFL-CIO Executive Council in offering 
these reasonable recommendations for stabilizing the 

• The immediate problem of a likely funding 
shortfall during the next 5 to 10 years in the Old Age 
and Survivors' Trust Fund (OASI) can be met by 
borrowing from the Disability and Medicare Trust 
Funds which are running surpluses and for a back-up 
provision allowing for the use of general revenue to 
protect against any potential cash-flow problems. 
After that, the OASI trust fund situation will improve 
and remain favorable well into the next century. 

• In addition, the Congress should remove the 
social security trust funds from the consolidated 
federal budget so that social security policy can be 
determined by program and not general budgetary 

• We continue to oppose the taxation of social 
security benefits. 

• The AFL-CIO urges the introduction of some 
genera! revenue financing to provide relief for workers 
from the scheduled increases in the payroll tax to 
strengthen the financing of the system. Partial general 
revenue financing was anticipated by the founders of 
the system and is to be found in practically all indus- 
trialized countries. It has been advocated in recent 
years by the Carter Administration, the National 
Commission on Social Security, the chairman of the 
House Subcommittee on Social Security and by the 
ranking minority member of the House Ways and 
Means Committee. 

• The AFL-CIO is concerned about withdrawals 
from Social Security by hospitals and other non-profit 
institutions permitted under current law. The Congress 
should act to correct this defect in the law by manda- 
tory coverage of the employees of these institutions. 

• The AFL-CIO urges the Congress to restore the 
minimum benefit for all present and future retirees. 

• We urge the Congress not to be unduly influenced 
by transitory economic and political events and adopt 
proposals that will do irreparable harm to the social 
security rights of American workers and to their con- 
fidence in the program. American workers must not be 
denied social security benefits which they have worked 
and paid for during their working lives. 

Every Congress in the past has made clear beyond 
question its pledge to the American people that the 
social security commitment will be honored. The pres- 
ent Administration proposes to violate that commit- 
ment. We will do everything possible to make sure 
that the Congress does not. 



• While we must direct our energies now to resist- 
ing disastrous cutbacks in long-standing social security 
protections, the AFL-CIO will not lose sight of the 
continuing need to improve the law. 

When the social security program was enacted, the 
typical American family consisted of a working hus- 
band and a wife who was an unpaid homemaker. Since 
that time major changes have occurred in patterns of 
work and family relationships. Labor force participa- 
tion of married women and their divorce and remar- 
riage rates have greatly increased. Though the Social 
Security Law treats equally men and women with the 
same work and earnings record, modifications should 
be made in the law to better relate to these changing 
work and family patterns. Because the disproportion- 
ate number of elderly women in poverty is a particular 
concern, high priority should be given to more ade- 
quately meeting their needs. 

As a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, 
I joined with other council members, last month, in 
supporting all efforts to deal with Social Security prob- 
lems which are truly aimed at improving the financial 
stability of the system and safeguarding its basic pro- 

In a resolution issued at that February meeting, we 
stated, in part: 

"The economic security of most Americans, includ- 
ing millions of AFL-CIO members and their families, 
depends on social security. They rely on it to safeguard 
themselves and their families against economic catas- 
trophe when earnings stop because of old age, dis- 
ability or death. That economic security is now in 
jeopardy because the Reagan Administration has 
proposed further cutbacks in addition to those enacted 
at its insistence last year. 

"The recent defeat of drastic proposals for further 
slashes in social security could be only a temporary 
victory unless Administration efforts to achieve these 
cuts by other means are thwarted. At the request of 
the President, a 15 -member National Commission on 
Social Security Reform has been appointed, including 
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland. Five members 
were appointed by the President and five each by the 
Republican and Democratic Congressional leadership. 
Thus, the Commission has a membership likely to 
assure a majority sympathetic to the Administration's 
viewpoint . . . 

"The Administration has already achieved a number 
of major cuts in the social security program — largely 
through the budget reconciliation process. These in- 
clude phasing out benefits for dependent children in 
college or post-secondary schools, ehminating mini- 
mum benefits for new applicants and burial benefits 
for some and levying social security taxation on sick 
pay. At the same time, the Administration has initiated 
a massive effort to eliminate up to 20% of disability 

beneficiaries from the rolls through the regulatory 
process. In the fiscal 1983 budget the President has 
recommended major cuts in Medicare — a basic part 
of the overall Social Security program. He made this 
recommendation in spite of his promise not to call 
for further Social Security cuts pending the report of 
the National Commission. 

"Administration efforts to gut the program continue 
in spite of expressions of public opposition. Numerous 
polls have shown overwhelming opposition to cuts and 
even a preference for additional financial burdens 
when the alternative would be a reduction in benefits." 

"We will fight any further cuts in Medicare. We will 
also do everything possible to thwart the Administra- 
tion's denial of benefits to the disabled. 

"The AFL-CIO pledges to defend the social secu- 
rity program and the fundamental protections it pro- 
vides for American workers, active and retired, and to 
play a constructive role in placing the system on a 
sound financial basis." 


General President 


The General Office has 
just added three new belt 
buckles to its array of seven 
buckles identifying members 
of the UBC. They are shown 
at right among the "regu- 


The official emblem of the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 
is now emblazoned on seven types of 
buckles, and you con order such buckles 
now from the General Offices in Washing- 
ton. Manufactured of sturdy metal, the 
buckle is 2Vb inches wide by 2 inches deep 
and will accommodate all modern snap- 
on belts. The buckle comes In a gift box 
and makes a fine gift. 

All prices include cost of handling and mail- 
ing. Send order and remittance — cash, check, 
or money order — to; General Secretary John 
S. Rogers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of Americo, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Wos/iington, D.C. 20001. 

(Wi RememkrOur 
Mm 100th Anniversary! 

Lhls leaded, art glass lamp 
is a beautiful memento of our 
Brotherhood's 100th Anniversary. It 
features a portrait of founder Peter 
J. McGuire, old carpenter tool 
illustrations and union label 
and slogan "Union Carpenters 
Building A Stronger America." 

The unique lamp is a 
collector's item you'll be proud 
to own. Its translucent beauty 
will add warmth wherever it's 
hung. It's a perfect gift from your 
local to an elected official or Grand 
Prize for a local's fund-raising 




Enclosed you will find my check for 

$ to cover the cost 

lamp(s) (at $385 each) 

Limited Issue 
Antique Art Glass 
100% Union Made 

Freight is COD. Please allow 
4-6 weeks for delivery. Check or 
money orders only; make 
payable to UniCom Corporation. 
Mail check and order form to: 
Carpenters' Lamp, c/o 
Carpenters' District Council of 
Greater St. Louis, 1401 Hampton, 
St. Louis, MO 63103. 

April 1982 

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First District, Joseph F. Lia 
120 North Main Street 
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Second District, 

Third District, Anthony Ochocki 
14001 West McNichols Road 
Detroit, Michigan 48235 

Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
2970 Peachtree Rd., N.W., Suite 300 
Atlanta, Ga. 30305 

Fifth District, Leon W. Greene 
4920 54th Avenue, North 
Crystal, Minnesota 55429 

Sixth District, Dean Sooter 
400 Main Street #203 
Rolla, Missouri 65401 

Seventh District, Hal Morton 
Room 722, Oregon Nat'l Bldg. 
610 S.W. Alder Street 
Portland, Oregon 97205 

Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
5330-F Power Inn Road 
Sacramento, California 95820 

Ninth District, John Carruthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 0G3 

William Konyha, Chairman 
John S. Rogers, Secretary 

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In sending in the names of mem- 
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used. When a member clears out of 
one local union into another, his 
name is automatically dropped from 
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cleared out of. Therefore, the secre- 
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should forward his name to the Gen- 
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VOLUME 101 No. 4 APRIL, 1982 


John S. Rogers, Editor 



Eugene Debs Award Presented President Konyha 2 

A New Home for the Spruce Goose 4 

With Babies and Banners: A TV Special 5 

Your Executive Board in Action 6 

FDR's Legacy to American Workers Les Finnegan 8 

'Living Newspaper' Revived with 'Knock on Wood' 8 

National Carpentry Joint Safety and Health Committee 10 

Back Pay Won at Croft Metals 1 1 

What Happens When You Dump the Union Potters Herald 13 

UBC Centennial Noted in Many State Histories 14 

Contributions for Helping Hands Still Needed 16 

Computer Record Keeping Group Meets 21 

Gigantic Union Industries Show Next Month 21 

Organizations Do Not Live by Dues Alone NadineKeiper 25 

Labor Joins in Local Health Coalitions Robert B. Cooney 29 


Washington Report 

Ottawa Report 

Plane Gossip 

Local Union News -. 

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Apprenticeship and Training 26 

Consumer Clipboard: Your Rights Over Age 50 — 27 

Service to the Brotherhood — 32 

In Memoriam 36 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

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A buoy, by definition, is any 
"floating body employed to mark the 
navigable limits of channels, their 
fairways, sunken dangers or isolated 
rocks, mined or torpedo grounds, 
telegraph cables, or the position of 
a ship's moorings when they have 
been slipped." 

However, the buoys on our front 
cover this month are not used for 
any of these purposes, but to mark 
lobster traps, and the colors are more 
than pleasing to the eye — floating on 
the water, each marker reveals the 
ownership of the lobster trap below. 
Generally found bobbing in shallow 
water over rocky terrain, many of 
these color-controlled buoys have 
announced a particular family's 
domain for generations. 

All types of buoys these days, 
whether marking channels, "sunken 
dangers" or a fisherman's traps, in 
most parts of the world, have set 
colors or patterns with specific mean- 
ings, but in the old days, wood 
workers would call to play skill and 
imagination in designing and coloring 
the wooden markers. 

Our cover this month catches these 
markers in at least a temporarily 
decorative capacity — brightening a 
boat house wall near Booth Bay 
Harbor, Maine. — The photograph is 
by James Blank, and the information 
is supplied to us by Lobsters Un- 
limited of Ellicott City, Md. 

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General President William 
Konyha, right, acknowledges the 
tribute paid to him by the Social 
Democrats USA , as they presented 
the Eugene V. Debs Award. 

Participating in the testimonial 
to the General President, below, 
were, from left, Don Slaiman of 
the AFL-CIO Civil Rights Office. 
President Konyha, AFL-CIO 
Secretary-Treasurer Thomas 
Donahue, and Rita Freedman, 
executive director of the Social 
Democrats USA. 

Ai a large gathering of labor leaders and public officials in New York Cify, 
March 9, General Presidenf William Konyha was presented the Eugene V. Debs 
Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Social Democrats USA to those 
persons whose lives best typify the life and spirit of the early labor leader for 
whom the award is named. 

Among those who praised President Konyha at the testimonial dinner in his 
honor were AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Thomas Donahue, AFL-CIO Civil Rights 
Director Don Slaiman, AFL-CIO Director of Organizing Alan Kistler, Baynard 
Rustin, National Chairman, Social Democrats, USA; and Piotr Naimski, 
spokesman for the Committee in Support of Solidarity. 

Kistler told the assembly that "President Konyha's commitment to organizing is 
as long in duration as his very membership in the union he now heads." 
Kistler particularly praised the work of the Brotherhood in the current AFL-CIO 
organizing drive in Houston, Texas. 

In acknowledging the tributes, Konyha said, "I accept this award less as a 
compliment to me personally than as a tribute to my union, the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America." The text of his address is at right. 

President Konyha I 

An address by VBC General President 
William Konyha upon acceptance of the 
1982 Eugene V. Debs Award. 

In the one hundred years since the 
creation of our trade union in the 
summer of 1881, we have in many 
ways followed in a fine tradition very 
much like that of Eugene Debs. 

Like Debs, the Carpenters have a 
democratic tradition that is thoroughly 
and fundamentally American. Like 
Debs, the Carpenters are not afraid to 
listen to new ideas, or to formulate 
our own programs of action, or to 
stand fast by our principles when we 
believe we are right. 

Like Debs and like the Social 
Democrats USA, we believe in the 
freedoms guaranteed by our Constitu- 
tion; and we know that in a modern 
society, those who ignore the need for 
social progress are in fact turning their 
backs on our American democratic 

A quick look at history shows that 
the young founding fathers of the 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and young 
Debs both came to adulthood at a 
time of angry reaction to the un- 
pleasant by-products of America's 
Industrial Revolution. 

Gene Debs was elected national 
secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood 
of Locomotive Firemen in 1880, at 
the age of 25. Peter J. McGuire was 
well on the junior side of 30 when he 
was elected secretary of the Carpenters 
at our founding convention in 1881. 
He has been a hero to many genera- 
tions of Carpenters. 

McGuire and Debs were friends 
and Socialists. Both of them were 
idealists, both were orators able to 
sway large audiences, both believed in 
the humanitarian promise of the 
socialist idea. 

Furthermore, they worked together. 

In his biography of Debs — entitled 
"The Bending Cross" — the author, 
Ray Ginger, describes Peter J. 
McGuire as "a genial and persuasive 
Irishman who headed the Carpenter's 
union." He recalls that when McGuire 
visited Terre Haute, Indiana, "Debs 
quickly called together several of his 
acquaintances and helped McGuire to 
found a new local in the craft." 


So, among Eugene Debs' many 
claims to fame, let us hail his work as 
an organizer for the Carpenters union! 

It was natural that Debs and 
McGuire should be partners in the 


at today's uiorld through the eyas of o labor pioneer 

effort to make America a better place 
for all its citizens. In the first issue of 
the Carpenter Union's magazine, 
McGuire voiced a sentiment that very 
easily could have been stated by Gene 
Debs. McGuire wrote: "If the strong 
combine, why not the weak?" 

In the years that followed, both 
McGuire and Debs put that philosophy 
to work — Debs primarily through 
politics and the American Socialist 
party, McGuire through the Carpent- 
ers Union and the labor movement. 

And I am sure that both these 
pioneers would agree that a century 
later, the inheritors of both their tra- 
ditions have a lot more work to do. 


Our American trade union move- 
ment, confronted by vast changes in 
our economy, needs to be able to 
organize more than 28% of the work- 

And I am sure that you who are 
members of Social Democrats USA 
would agree that the idea of demo- 
cratic humanism needs more support 
on the American political scene! 

The scene today, a century after 
Debs first became a union official and 
a century after McGuire helped or- 
ganize the Carpenters, is tremendously 
more complex than when those two 
young men set out to build a better 

It is interesting to speculate what 
Eugene Debs would say if he looked 
out at the world of 1982 with his clear 
and penetrating vision. 

Frankly, I think Debs would be 
pretty depressed . . . and angry. 

He would see a considerable portion 
of this global real estate under the 
domination of a super-power that says 
it practices some kind of "socialism" 
— but is in fact a dictatorial Russian 
state capitalism. 


He would see the workers of 
Poland, who built a union named 
Solidarity, waging a brave under- 
ground struggle against a military 
dictatorship installed by a regime that 
has the nerve to call itself "socialist." 

But in addition to situations that 
are clearly evil, Eugene Debs might 
find other situations that to an 1880 
socialist would be totally perplexing. 
For instance: 

• Debs would see a Socialist party 
generally in control of democratic 
West Germany and presiding over one 
of modern capitalism's outstanding 
success stories. 

• In the Middle East, Debs might 
have trouble interpreting the philoso- 
phies of various Arab governments 
dominated by people who call them- 
selves "socialists" but whose primary 
political hatred is directed against a 
country called Israel — which is both 
more democratic and more socialist 
than any of its enemies. 

• And here in the United States, I 
think that he would be puzzled to in- 
terpret the policies of our Republican 
capitalist government — an Adminis- 
tration which has, in its first 14 months 
of policy-making and program-direct- 
ing, created nervous jitters not only 
among the descendants of McGuire 
and Debs, but in such staunchly con- 
servative groups as the U.S. Chamber 

of Commerce and the Business Round 


Debs might very well ask: 

What goes on here, anyway? 

The answer is: Many things go on 

that are very bad. Debs would see . . . 

• Unemployment, bringing misery 
in its wake, and apprehension among 
those who still have jobs. 

And he would see . . . 

• A housing industry that is ... to 
mix a metaphor . . . lying dead in the 
water. The American dream of a de- 
cent job and a decent home for the 
family are becoming "an impossible 
dream" for millions of young Ameri- 
cans and older Americans. 

And he'd see . . . 

Continued on page 30 

EUGENE DEBS . . . for whom the award is named 

Out of the troubled Pullman strike 
of 1894 there emerged two develop- 
ments destined to leave their marks 
on American labor: the advent of 
Eugene V. Debs as a militant crusader 
for the working man and the adoption 
by the Federal Government of the 
use of the injunction as a weapon 
against unions. 

In the depression of 1893 the Pull- 
man Company had laid off more than 
half of its 5,800 workers and cut 
wages from 25 to 40% — but con- 
tinued to pay dividends. The Ameri- 
can Railway Union, founded and led 
by Eugene V. Debs, sought arbitra- 
tion, but failed and was compelled to 
strike. The union had risen to 150,000 
members and it made its economic 
strength felt. 

Management invoked assistance 

even to the extremity of court injunc- 
tion, despite vigorous objections of the 
liberal Illinois governor, John Peter 
Altgeld. The injunction prevailed and 
Debs was jailed for six months for 
contempt, but he became a martyr. 
He emerged as a leader of great 
stature and he dedicated his life to the 
workers. He ran for President of the 
United States five times as a Socialist. 
Although he failed, even his economic 
and political enemies grew to respect 
his life and his sense of dedicated 

'Gene Debs is identified — as a vic- 
tim — With the coming of "government 
by injunction," the introduction of 
which was a dark chapter in labor's 
history and 88 years later organized 
labor must still fight against this 

APRIL, 1982 

Above: Building Tradesmen ease the big flying boat into her 
final berth. Below: The Goose as she looked in 1947, just 
prior to her one and only flight. Many oldtimers of Local 
1553 remember the eventful day. 

Howard Hughes and a team of skilled 
union carpenters and industrial 
workers built her in the 1940s 
of spruce and other woods. 
She flew a half century too soon. 

Union Carpenters built her, and union Carpenters 
helped to ease her into her final nest . . . 

On February 1 1 , the Spruce Goose, world's largest air- 
plane, known officially as the Howard Hughes Flying 
Boat, was floated by barge across the harbor of Long 
Beach, Calif., from Terminal Island to Pier J. It was then 
winched along a temporary steel landing bridge, tail-first, 
to its new home — the world's largest clear-span aluminum 
dome — to rest beside the RMS Queen Mary, world's 
largest oceanliner. 

It was truly a coming together of superlative manmade 
creations, and a crowd of spectators watched from the 
fantail of the Queen Mary as Brotherhood members of 
the Long Beach area and other workers moved the big 
plywood plane under the 130-foot high, 415-foot wide 
Temcor Aluminum Dome. 


Four 70-foot high sections of the 
lower portion of the dome, facing the 
channel, were left unassembled, pro- 
viding an opening for the 320-foot 
wing span of the Spruce Goose. 

In the late evening hours of Wed- 
nesday, February 10, workmen from 
Temcor removed a triangular portion 
from the crown, providing an opening 
for the plane's tail section, which rises 
more than 100 feet above ground. 

The Spruce Goose began its voyage 
across the harbor early Thursday 
morning, February 11. At 12:27 p.m., 
it was safely on shore with its tail 
section under the dome's crown. 

By late afternoon, Temcor crewmen 
had re-assembled the missing portion 
of the crown and the plane was 
maneuvered completely within the 
confines of the massive dome. 

The remaining portions of the all- 
aluminum dome have been assembled, 
and Building Tradesmen are now pre- 
paring interior facilities for the thous- 
ands of tourists expected, once the 
Goose is opened to the public, late this 

The Spruce Goose has an interesting 
history. Designed by the wealthy and 
eccentric Howard Hughes, it was to 
be the world's largest flying boat. Built 
of wood, it would be capable of flying 
men and material to overseas war 
zones. The federal government ad- 
vanced money to Hughes during 
World War II to build the prototype 
of his big flying machine. Hughes had 
demonstrated his skills in designing 
racing planes, and Hughes Aircraft 
Co. of Culver City, which still em- 
ploys members of our Local 1553 
today, had the skilled Brotherhood 
workmen to do the job. 

A long and arduous project, it was 
not completed until after World War 
II had ended. On November 2, 1947, 
the Spruce Goose moved at full 
throttle on its eight propeller-driven 
engines across Long Beach harbor 
with Hughes at the controls. After a 
seemingly endless sail across the 
choppy waters of the harbor, it lifted 
into the air to a height of 70 feet, 
flew a short distance, and returned to 
the waters of Long Beach harbor. 
That was it — the only flight. Hughes 
and the men and women who built 
her were sorely disappointed. Congress 
decided to make no further appropria- 
tions, and the big plane went into 

The Spruce Goose was, perhaps, 
built a half century too soon. Aircraft 
designers today speculate as to whether 
or not the big craft would fly with 
today's jet engines and today's tech- 
nology. The world will never know. 


The Story of the Women's Emergency Brigade 

Featured in a 60-Minute Public Affairs Special on PBS, May 7th 

One of the most significant films ever 
made about women in the labor move- 
ment will be broadcast May 7th at 10:00 
p.m. in a national Public Broadcasting 
System television premiere. The dramatic 
story of the women's dynamic role in the 
Great General Motors Sit-down Strike of 
highest awards thoughout Europe and the 
United States including an Academy Award 

special challenges the persistent media bias 
against labor unions that was noted in the 
recent lAM study on television program- 
ming. The study, released in 1980, showed 
that television rarely presents organized 
labor's role in improving working conditions 
and the quality of life in this country. 

Labor's support for this program will 
encourage PBS to continue creative and 
positive labor programming. At a time 
when the gains of 50 years are being 
eroded by the Reagan Administration's new 
dramatic account of how these gains were 
won becomes even more important. 

This special is endorsed by the United 
Auto Workers, the Coalition of Labor Union 
Women, the AFL-CIO Education Department, 
the International Association of Machinists, 
the Service Employees International Union 
and others, and is made possible through 
the generous support of the American In- 
come Life Insurance Company. The special 
will feature a commentary with a repre- 
sentative from the AFL-CIO, working women, 

and labor historians, moderated by PBS 
commentator Charlayne Hunter Gault. 

News of the Great General Motors Sit- 
down Strike sent Shockwaves across our 
country deep in the Depression. After 
44 bitter, winter days and nights, the 
sit-downers emerged victorious, and this 
famous 1937 event became the turning 
point in the ClO's drive to organize millions 
of industrial workers. WITH BABIES AND 
BANNERS is the story of the women who 
fought alongside the men and changed the 
course of history. 

This internationally award winning film 
recreates the story of the Women's Emer- 
gency Brigade, a small band of ordinary 
women who grew by the hundreds to 
defend their communities under extra- 
ordinary circumstances. They helped estab- 
lish the United Auto Workers as a force 
to be reckoned with in the automobile 

Rare historical footage, beautifully 
edited, draws us into this powerful drama, 
as women from the Brigade regale us with 
their experiences on the front lines. The 
women, in a surprise action at the 40th 
anniversary strike celebration, dramatize 
the relevance of other experience for to- 
day's labor movement. 

For further information or to obtain a 
richly illustrated study guide designed for 
high school and adult educational use in 
conjunction with the television showing, 
write the Educational TV and Film Center, 
1747 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20009, 202/387-2213. 

APRIL, 1982 


EKBCutiUE Board 

in Hction 


nder the Constitution and Laws of the Brother- 
hood, "the General Executive Board shall be com- 
posed of the General President, First General Vice 
President, Second General Vice President, General 
Secretary, General Treasurer, and one member from 
each of the districts of the United Brotherhood, 
who between Board meetings shall devote their 
entire time to the interest of the United Brother- 
hood, under the supervision of the General 
President. . . . The General President shall chair 
the General Executive Board and the General 
Secretary shall be its Secretary; they shall hold 
quarterly meetings, or when required, and shall 
hold special meetings at the call of the Chair . . ." 

Most meetings of the General Executive Board 
are held in the board room on the fourth floor of 
the General Offices in Washington, D.C. The 
pictures on these two pages show the Board in a 
recent, typical working session in that spacious 
facility. It was the last official gathering of the GEB 
to be attended by the late Second District Board 
Member Ray Ginnetti, seen at left in Picture No. 4. 

In this session, the board was implementing 
actions of the 34th General Convention, held last 
September in Chicago, and preparing for the busy 
1982 program of the Brotherhood. 

I. and 2. General President Konyha opens the meeting, 
flanked by General Treasurer Nichols and General 
Secretary Rogers. 3. First Gen. Vice Pres. Pat Campbell 
makes a point in a discussion. 4. Board Members 
Ginnetti and Lia. 5. Third District Board Member 
Ochocki speaks, foreground. 6. President Konyha reports 
on AFL-CIO Council activity. 7. Second Gen. Vice Pres. 
Lucassen reviews the work of his office. 8. Board 
Members Bryant and Morton. 9. Board Members Dancer 
and Carruthers. 10. Board Members Sooter and Greene. 

II. Board Members Lewis and Ochocki. 

8 *j->*£?V 

The USA observes a 100th birthday 

FDR's Legacy to 

FDR, though partially crippled by polio, 
liked to get out onto the street and talk 
with his fellow Americans. 

J%cross the United States, organized 
labor, more than any other group, will 
pay heartfelt tribute to President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt during 1982. 
The younger generation of American 
unionists will not fully understand why 
working men and women of the 1930s 
and 1940s were so deeply devoted to 
FDR, why their votes insured his 
election to the presidency an unpre- 
cedented four times, why they fer- 
vently supported his New Deal legisla- 
tive program and how that program 
answered their desperate needs in a 
period of economic catastrophe, and 
why his memory will be revered during 
this centennial of his birth by the 
workers who were part of FDR's 
crusade on behalf of "the common 
man." Here are some of FDR's words 
that rallied working people to his 

■ "No business which depends for 
its existence on paying less than living 

wages to its workers has any right to 
continue in this country. By living 
wages I mean more than a bare sub- 
sistence level — I mean the wages of a 
decent living." (1933) 

■ "The economic royalists com- 
plain that we seek to overthrow the 
institutions of America. What they 
really complain of is that we seek to 
take away their power. Our allegiance 
to American institutions requires the 
overthrow of this kind of power." 

■ "I see an America where the 
workers are really free and through 
their great unions, undominated by 
any outside force or any dictator 
within, can take their proper places at 
the council tables with the owners and 
managers of business; where the dig- 
nity and security of the working men 
and women are guaranteed by their 
strength and fortified by the safe- 
guards of law." (1936) 



^Knock on Wood' Recreates a ^Living News 

Granted" was a 
Living Newspaper 
dealing with the 
history of the 
American labor 
movement. The 
play features a 
demagogue who 
incites workers 
against industry. 
Diabolically, he 
mouths both 
viewpoints, imper- 
sonates members 
of each group. 

As part of his New Deal legislation in 
the Thirties, FDR enacted the Works 
Progress Administration, a federally-sub- 
sidized program to put workers of all 
types back to work. One component of 
the WPA was the Federal Theater Pro- 
ject (FTP). The FTP hired jobless actors, 
directors, and technicians to produce 
plays for audiences that had no means 
to pay for such entertainment. In four 
years, the FTP produced over 2,700 
plays, and played to a total audience of 
30,000.000, many who had never before 
seen a live performance. The perform- 
ances ranged from classics to children's 
plays to dance drama to musicals to re- 
ligious plays to pageants to the famous 
FTP innovation, the "Living News- 

The Living Newspapers were the big 
hits of the FTP. They made "drama of 
news and news of drama." Original 
dramas like "Power" and "One-Third of 
a Nation" dealt with the eras all-encom- 
passing social and economic issues of 
the New Deal. Opening in 1936, "Triple-A 


us Workers 


Press Associates 

Roosevelt talks with a miner in the coal fields. 

■ "The royalists of the economic 
order have conceded that political 
freedom was the business of the gov- 
ernment, but they have maintained 
that economic slavery was nobody's 
business." (1936) 

■ "Concentration of economic 
power in all-embracing corporations 
. . . represents private enterprise be- 
come a kind of private government 
which is a power unto itself — a regi- 
mentation of other people's money and 
other people's lives." (1936) 

■ "We stand committed to the 
proposition that freedom is no half- 
and-half affair. If the average citizen 
is guaranteed equal opportunity in the 
polling place, he must have equal op- 
portunity in the marketplace." (1936) 

■ "I see millions of families trying 
to live on incomes so meager that the 
pall of family disaster hangs over them 
day by day. 

"I see millions whose daily lives in 
city and on farm continue under con- 
ditions labeled indecent by a so-called 
polite society half a century ago. 

"I see millions denied education, 
recreation, and the opportunity to 
better their lot and the lot of their 

"I see millions lacking the means to 
buy the products of farm and factory, 
and by their poverty denying work 
and productiveness to many other 

"I see one-third of a nation ill- 
housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished." (1937) 

■ "Among us today a concentration 
of private power without equal in 
history is growing. This concentration 
is seriously impairing the economic 
effectiveness of private enterprise as a 
way of providing employment for 
labor and capital and as a way of 
assuring a more equitable distribution 
of income and earnings among the 

people of the nation as a whole." 

■ "There is nothing mysterious 
about the foundations of a healthy 
and strong democracy. The basic 
things expected by our people of their 
political and economic systems are 
simple. They are: 

"Equality of opportunity for youth 
and others. 

"Jobs for those who can work. 

"Security for those who need it. 

"The ending of special privilege for 
the few. 

"The preservation of civil liberties 
for all. 

"The enjoyment of the fruits of 
scientific progress in a wider and con- 
stantly rising standard of living." 

■ "I believe now, as I have all my 
life, in the right of workers to join 
unions and to protect their unions." 

paper' of the FDR Era 

Plowed Under," the first Living News- 
paper production, gave the "people's 
view" of the nation's farm problem, deal- 
ing with New Deal policies such as the 
limiting of farm production. 

The purpose of the Living Newspapers, 
as seen by FTP Director Hallie Flanagan, 
was to portray the "struggle of many 
different kinds of people [in an effort] to 
understand the natural, social, and 
economic forces around them." 

In an age of growing awareness of the 
media, the Living Newspaper productions 
incorporated techniques established in 
Europe, adding American creativity to 
produce original and impressive effects. 
The productions featured rear projection 
screens, film, black-outs, intricate lighting 
sequences, music, and loudspeakers. The 
productions also used statistics and graphs 
to make a point, for as Director Flanagan 
stated, "facts are high explosives." 
Organized like large daily newspapers, 
the staflfs of the Living Newspapers in- 
cluded editors and reporters, and strove 
for factual presentation of the issues. 

It was a dramatic media for a dramatic 
period in American history — a form of 
entertainment and instruction which died 
out over the years until it was resurrected 
by the United Brotherhood, last year, for 
a stage presentation of the UBC's 100- 
year history. 

The Brotherhood commissioned Arnold 
Sundgaard, a playwright who had written 
several Living Newspaper productions in 
the 1930s, to write a script for our 
centennial play. A Broadway director, 
John Allen, was hired to bring the 
script to life. Called "Knock on Wood," 
Sundgaard's dramatic recreation of our 
history was first presented at the Arie 
Crown Theatre in Chicago, during the 
Brotherhood's 34th General Convention. 

Videotapes and 16 mm film reels of 
"Knock on Wood" are now being made 
available on loan to local affiliates and to 
outside groups for special showings to 
their members. For more information on 
this, unions are urged to contact UBC 
General Secretary John Rogers at the 
General Office in Washington, D.C. 

A scene from "Knock on Wood," the 
Brotherhood's own Living Newspaper 
production, starring E. G. Marshall. 



APRIL, 1982 

UPPER LEFT: General President Konyha addresses the Joint Committee on the 
second day of its formative sessions. To his left is First General Vice President 
Patrick J. Campbell, who also spoke. Sealed at far left in the picture is Andy Dann 
of the Florida State Council, who will serve as labor co-chairman of the group. 

LOWER LEFT: Nick Loope, the Brotherhood's research and occupational safety 
and health director, discusses future plans. Seated from left are Leonard R. Dodson of 
Olson Construction Co., Alan Hollingsworth of S. J. Groves and Sons Co., Frank R. 
Palmer of John H. Hampshire, Inc., Thomas K. Kollins of the Specialized Carriers 
and Rigging Assn., and Howard Hobbs, assistant to the director of the Brother- 
hood's research and occupational safety and health department. 

LOWER RIGHT: Across the table, from left, were Cheryl O'Neal, administrative 
assistant for the OSHA project; Kathleen Gill (partially hidden from view), national 
coordinator of the OSHA project for the Brotherhood; Leonard Scales, education 
and training specialist for the UBC; Frank McHale, business manager of Local 
2287, New York City; Perry McGinnis, safely director of the Colorado Building 
and Construction Trades Council; and Robert Lavery, safety and welfare 
representative, Cleveland, O., DC. 

National Carpentry Joint Occupational Safety and Health 
Committee Meets in Washington 

Stage set for comprehensive program under OSHA 'New Directions' Grant 

The United Brotherhood of Carpen- 
ters and Joiners of America and three 
national employer groups — The Asso- 
ciated General Contractors of Amer- 
ica, the Ceiling and Interior Systems 
Contractors Association, and the Spe- 
cialized Carriers and Rigging Associa- 
tion — held the first meeting of their 
newly-formed National Carpentry 
Joint Occupational Safety and Health 
Committee on February 25, 1982, at 
the Quality Inn — Capitol Hill in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

The purpose of the meeting was to 
discuss the development of a joint 
labor-management, private-sector ap- 
proach to improving on-site construc- 
tion safety. The innovative program 
is being initiated with the help of a 
"New Directions" grant from the Oc- 
cupational Safety and Health Adminis- 
tration of the U.S. Department of 

The national joint committee will 
oversee the development of training 
manuals for the various crafts within 
the Carpenter's jurisdiction, including 
millwrights, piledrivers, commercial 
divers, and floor, wall and ceiling 

workers, and others. In addition, the 
program calls for enhanced safety edu- 
cation and training in vocational and 
apprenticeship programs. The national 
joint committee will be structured to 
serve as a model for the development 
of standardized and uniform joint 
labor-management committees at every 
level of the industry. 

The initial meeting was convened 
by Nicholas R. Loope, the Brother- 
hood's director of research and occu- 
pational safety and health, who served 
as chairman pro-tem. Loope outlined 
the joint concept, saying, "It holds out 
the best promise for the private sector 
to supplant the government at impos- 
ing on-site disciplines that would be 
more conducive to hazard control." 

Later, at a dinner held to celebrate 
the first meeting, Thorne G. Auchter, 
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Oc- 
cupational Safety and Health, noted 
that ". . . in fiscal year 1981 (OSHA) 
focused 45% of its inspections on 
construction — the highest percentage 
in the agency's history. But, . . ., OSHA 
inspections alone are not the solution 
to construction hazards. Real progress 

in protecting workers takes voluntary 
initiatives — labor and management 
putting their brains and determination 
together to solve problems. That's 
what this joint committee is all about." 

Mr. Auchter hailed NCJOSH as 
"the kind of project that will con- 
tinue to make our 'New Directions' 
grant program a success," and com- 
mended those present for "launching 
a program that will benefit millions of 
workers and set an example of co- 
operation in workplace safety and 
health for labor and management 

Loope, speaking on behalf of Gen- 
eral President William Konyha, said 
that "The General President is more 
determined than ever that we, jointly, 
with our fair employers and others, 
put forth more time, better talents, 
stronger efforts and that we commit 
sufficient resources to stop the de- 
vastating costs in suffering to our 
members — and losses to our fair em- 
ployers. No matter how you look at 
it, both workers and their employers 
are heavy losers when accidents de- 
stroy lives, limbs and property. This 



can be dealt with more efficiently and 
effectively if we will deal with it 
jointly and not as adversaries. Nothing 
can beat cooperation and team- 
work." Also making remarks were: 
Dr. Robert M. Worthington, assistant 
secretary for vocational and adult 
education, USDE; Robert E. P. 
Cooney, general vice president, Inter- 
national Association of Bridge, Struc- 
tural and Ornamental Iron Workers, 
on behalf of Building and Construc- 
tion Trades President Georgine and 
Dennis M. Bradshaw, assistant execu- 
tive director for Manpower Services, 

A second meeting was held on 
Friday, February 26, in the auditorium 
of the UBC International Headquar- 
ters, at which time Andrew E. Dann, 
Sr., executive secretary-treasurer of 
the Florida State Council of Carpen- 
ters, was elected the Labor co-chair- 
man, and Leonard E. Dodson, execu- 
tive vice president and secretary of 
the Olson Construction Company of 
Lincoln, Neb. and a representative of 
Continued on page 30 

At the founding dinner, Loope intro- 
duces guests. From left: Lee D. Garrigan, 
special assistant to the director of OSHA; 
Bob Cooney, vice president of the Iron 
Workers; and Assistant Secretary of 
Labor Thorne Auchter. 

Also at the head table, above, right, 
were Dr. Robert Worthington, assistant 
US secretary for Vocational and Adult 
Education; and Dennis Bradshaw, 
assistant director for Manpower 
Services, AGC. 

Court Fines Employer 

Croft metal Strikers 
lire niuarded Baik Pay 

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals 
at New Orleans, La., has fined the 
Croft Metals Company of McComb, 
Miss., $50,000 for unfair labor prac- 
tices growing out of a prolonged labor 
dispute with Brotherhood Local 2280, 
and it has ordered the company to pay 
more than $100,000 in back pay and 
Christmas bonuses to former strikers. 

A total of 137 former employees 
have shared in $80,674.48 back pay 
to date. Many have relocated since 
the dispute with the company, and the 
Brotherhood's Southern Council of 
Industrial Workers is seeking their 
whereabouts to award the long-over- 
due pay. 

Lead men at Croft's McComb 
plant were denied a Christmas bonus 
during the course of the strike. A total 
of $35,000 was awarded to them 
under the court's decision. 

In addition, six employees in the 
company's tool and die room were 
awarded $36,000 to compensate them 
for an unfair labor practice, in which 
the company attempted to coerce the 
men into signing individual employ- 
ment accounts or be fired. 

Members of Local 2280 went on 
strike in January, 1976, at two Croft 
plants — in McComb and Magnolia, 
Miss. — after years of fruitless efforts 
to obtain a contract. An NLRB elec- 
tion was won in 1971, but manage- 
ment of the company refused to 
bargain in good faith for a contract. 

In 1977, Croft Metals Co. agreed 
to an order which found it to have 
violated a court mandate to bargain 
in good faith and consented to reme- 
dies for contempt of court. 

In order to avoid a trial before a 
Master of the 5th Circuit Court of 
Appeals in New Orleans, the company 
agreed to an out-of-court "settlement 
stipulation" with the National Labor 

Relations Board. The Board then 
asked a representative of the court to 
approve the company's settlement 

Croft's labor-management practices 
were cited on two occasions before 
Congressional committees in Wash- 
ington, D.C., as an example of em- 
ployer ability to delay collective 

A nationwide boycott of Croft 
Metals products has been conducted 
by AFL-CIO affiliated unions at the 
behest of the United Brotherhood. 

Under settlement stipulations agreed 
to by the company in 1977, Croft 
Metals was to: 

• Fully comply with and obey 
NLRB orders previously issued to 
show its good-faith bargaining. 

• reinstate and make retroactive 
the Christmas bonuses for all leadmen 
and leadwomen unilaterally discon- 
tinued in 1976. 

• agree to a rigid schedule of col- 
lective bargaining for "no less than 
two consecutive days per week during 
regular business hours until all con- 
tract proposals have been considered 
and action taken in relations thereto." 

• treat all employees who went on 
strike on January 16, 1976, as "unfair 
labor practice strikers," which means 
that they would be entitled to all 
rights provided by the National Labor 
Relations Act, including full reinstate- 
ment to their former jobs. 

When Croft subsequently violated 
its settlement, the NLRB rein- 
stated contempt proceedings and later 
brought an additional contempt case 
concerning the coercion of tool and 
die room employees. It is this latest 
round of contempt litigation which 
brought the company back to the bar- 
gaining table and brought the Local 
2280 members their money awards. 

BrotherhoDd Shoius Early Cains 
In Houstan Organizing 

As of last month, more than 2,000 
Houston, Tex., area workers had 
joined or re-joined various AFL-CIO 
affiliated unions under the cooperative 
Houston Organizing Project (HOP), 
launched last October. 

Ron Angel, the Brotherhood's co- 
ordinator for HOP, reports that 18 
area contractors have signed agree- 
ments with the Houston District 
Carpenters Council since HOP began. 

District Council Executive Secre- 

tary Paul Dobson says that's added 
more than 300 new members to the 
Council's affiliated locals during the 
past several months. In the last three 
months alone, between 75 and 100 
new members have also been added 
to the Council's industrial affiliates. 

Dobson also says there are almost 
daily inquiries from local contractors 
seeking information now about agree- 
ments with local unions. Recently, he 
Continued on page 30 

APRIL, 1982 





Although administrative costs of the Social 
Security Administration amount to only $1.50 for 
every $100 collected, a public opinion survey 
found that most people think the costs are much 

The survey, based on interviews with 2,000 
adults, showed that respondents thought SSA spent 
a median of $53 for every $100 it receives from 
social security taxes — nearly 35 times higher than 
the agency's actual administrative expenses in 

Only 2% of the persons interviewed by the 
Roper Organization thought the administrative 
costs were below 10% of contributions. SSA noted 
that the 1.5% expense ratio for 1980 was y,o of 
1% lower than it spent on administration in 1979. 


Labor faces a heavy bargaining year, with major 
agreements expiring or reopening for some 3.6 
million private sector workers, compared to some 
2.6 million in 1981. 

In addition, major contracts covering more than 
500,000 public sector workers will be negotiated 
this year. 

Major industries involved in negotiations include 
rubber, whose contracts expire in April; electrical, 
with contracts expiring in June and July; and 
meatpacking and auto, with contracts up in 

Unions anticipate a tough bargaining year. Key 
issues are expected to be job security and the 
retention of previous gains, especially cost-of-living 
adjustments. About 56% of workers whose con- 
tracts are scheduled for expiration or reopening in 
1982 are covered by COLA clauses. 

The Reagan Administration has joined the busi- 
ness community in calling for wage restraints or 
concessions from labor, which they view as crucial 
to slowing inflation. The "get tough" attitude of 
industry could make negotiations especially 

So-called political action committees (PACs) 
have proliferated since Congress in 1974 put limits 
on direct campaign contributions. 

The Federal Election Commission has reported 
that since enactment of the campaign "reform" 

legislation in 1974, the number of PACs 

2,901 at the end of 1981 has grown 

five-fold. These include 1,327 corporate PACs; 608 
trade association PACs; 539 "independent" PACs, 
most of which are right-wing or single-issue 
oriented, and 318 labor PACs. The rest are 41 
cooperative PACs and 68 privately-held 
company PACs. 

The FEC said, "PACs are viewed by many cam- 
paign finance experts as a predominant force in 
politics. Their numbers, as well as the amount of 
money they spend in campaigns, have continued to 
increase with each election cycle." 


The federal government should develop and 
administer a uniform procedure for the "sunset" 
review of federal rules, regulations and implement- 
ing documents affecting housing, building and 
land development. 

This recommendation for action is one of four 
approved by the National Institute of Building 
Sciences' board of directors as being of primary 
importance in relieving the regulatory burden on 
the nation's troubled housing and building 


The ancient maxim, "Do as I say, not as I do," 
has come into high favor in the top levels of the 
Republican Administration. For example. Budget 
Director David Stockman has been demanding that 
Congress make deep cuts in popular social pro- 
grams for the poor, elderly and handicapped. 
Stockman's endless refrain is that government 
spending must be ruthlessly cut and economies 
must be imposed everywhere in government. But 
not apparently when it come to Stockman's own 
agency. The great economizer has demanded a 
larger staff for himself and a jump in his appropria- 
tion from $32 million last year to $36 million this 
year. And how about the White House itself? 
President Reagan had promised to reduce the size 
and expenses of his own staff. But the White House 
budget proposal asks for an increase from $18 
million this year to $22 million next year, much of 
it for staff salary hikes. 


The AFL-CIO has petitioned U.S. Trade Repre- 
sentative William Brock to extend import relief for 
nuts, bolts and large screws. The federation said 
the import of these industrial fasteners has caused 
job losses throughout the country. Many such hard- 
ware items are now imported from Europe and Asia. 



Things Do Change 

Ulhat Happens Ulhen 
Vou Dump the Union 

I am writing to you to hopefully warn you to avoid 
what has happened to me and other union members in 
this plant. 

We were once members of an international union with 
the usual gripes about union dues, slow grievance proce- 
dures, seniority disputes, incentives, overtime arguments, 

We thought of our stewards and union officers as free- 
loaders with jobs that commanded no respect and that the 
company would treat us just as good with or without 
them, and were in agreement when someone said, "The 
union is selling us out," never the company. 

Well, this was in 1978 and now we no longer have 
these old problems, for in October, 1978, we voted to 
decertify and break away from the international union. 
We are now non-union and no more dues! 

We no longer have seniority disputes because we are 
placed by ability, which means whoever is the bosses' pet. 
And the same with overtime. Our grievance procedure is 
no longer slow, it is nonexistent. 

We don't have an absentee problem; if you miss one 
day, you must have a doctor's slip, so most absentee 
problems were fired long ago with nobody to represent 

Our incentives now are: Do more work or you will be 
disciplined for refusal to work. 

All this for less money, smaller hospitalization benefits, 
fewer holidays and seven days without overtime, if it's an 
emergency — ^which is almost every week. 

Our ex-stewards and union officers are no longer a 
problem; most of them have been discharged on one 
technicality or another, or set-up in a discharge situation. 

How did this happen? Well, one night at a local tavern 
a supervisor I know got drunk and was laughing and 
bragging to a friend of his about how they got rid of the 
union. This is what I overheard from my booth in the 

The supervisor said the company hired a union-busting 
firm out of Chicago at several hundred dollars an hour 
to come in and train their supervisors and foremen in the 
skill of union busting, with the threat that any foreman 
disclosing this would be fired. 

He explained that there are a lot of companies in the 
business (of union busting) now because they think the 
time is right with high inflation, plant closings, conserva- 

tive Republicans and Democrats being elected, and a 
general fear of a job loss in a lot of plants. 

He said they held a lot of management classes and 
were taught the following 10 rules (he held a piece of 
paper he read them from and I tried to jot them down). 

1 . Try to confuse the senority system for lay-offs, move- 
ups and overtime to get employees jealous of one another. 
Then, when employees complain, send them to the union 
— thereby shifting the blame, even if you have to use 
racial or sexual disputes. Most important: create fear 
and mistrust. 

2. Draw out grievances as long as possible. 

3. Threaten employees if they file grievances or safety 

4. Increase discipline for even minor offenses, to cause 
an overload for the union, slowing down their effective- 
ness on timeliness. 

5. Make sure employees get all benefit books or letters 
on insurance benefits, pensions, etc., saying that the com- 
pany gives these, not that they are union negotiated. 

6. Increase management trainees or substitute foremen. 

7. Get your stool pigeon-big mouth employees (every 
area has them) to criticize union officials and union dues. 
(You know who these are.) 

8. Hold department meetings with employees to con- 
vince them that you agree with their problems, but that 
the union has to do something. (Deliberately scheduling 
improperly is a very good example to use in this step.) 

9. Convince them that you are on their side about a 
job-class increase or incentives on the job, but that your 
hands are tied and it's up to the union. 

10. Last but not least, the company must become the 
Big Brother, the good guy, and the union becomes the 
enemy by distorting the truth about the agreement. By 
the time the truth is known, they won't trust the union 

When I heard this, I realized they followed the game 
plan perfectly. All of these things happened to us and 
they were laughing at us the whole time. So, I felt I had 
to write this letter to warn you how easily we were led 
down the road to disaster. 

I only hope in some little way this will help you avoid 
what happened to us. Don't go back 40 years in time like 
we have. Are any of these things going on in your com- 
pany? They may be training your management now. Be- 

I cannot sign this letter in fear of my job and family. 
Hopefully, someday I will be back with you without fear. 
It's a terrible lesson to learn. 

Editor's Note: The letter above is reprinted from an issue of the Potters Herald, the 
official publication of the AFL-CIO International Brotherhood of Pottery & Allied Workers. 

APRIL, 1982 



Tii¥ Piij 

wo years of struggle by more than five generations 
of use members to be told by research studies 
undertaken by scholars and locals in 22 states. 

L ast year, in recognition of the UBC 
Centennial, the National Endowment 
for the Humanities, a U.S. federal 
agency, awarded the United Brother- 
hood a grant of $202,800 to aid in 
conveying "to the widest possible 
audience of Americans an apprecia- 
tion of the history of the crafts sup- 
ported and preserved in the past 
century and an understanding of the 
central roles which the Carpenters 
Union has played in shaping the 
American labor movement and, there- 
by, American social and economic 

In addition to aiding in the produc- 
tion of the living-newspaper produc- 
tion "Knock On Wood," a traveling 
exhibit, a series of interviews on 
National Public Radio, and a series of 
special newspaper articles, the grant 
enabled the UBC to actively work with 
state Humanities Councils in produc- 
ing individual histories of the Carpen- 
ters in various states. 

At final count, history projects have 
been completed, or are in the process 
of being completed, in 22 states. Four 
additional states have projects in the 
developmental stage, and are expect- 
ing funding and near-completion by 
late 1982. Financial support in the 13 
states with figures available amounts 
to $345,674 for these history projects; 
using these figures as an average, the 
projection for total funding for the 
committed 22 states is $585,002. 

The following is a summary of 
efforts by participating states: 

ALABAMA. A $12,000 project on the 
history of the Carpenters Union in 
Alabama was made possible by a grant 

from the Alabama Committee for the 
Humanities and a matching commitment 
by the Center for Labor Education and 
Research. The project, directed by Dr. 
Higdon Roberts, is a joint labor history 
study of carpenters and sheet metal 
workers in Alabama. This history project 
is part of a series of craft union histories 
produced by the Center for Labor Educa- 
tion and Research. Expectations are that 
after the first year the project will have 
organized archives, collected photographs 
(private), collected tools for exhibition, 
developed school programs on appren- 
tices, and published a brief history of the 
Carpenters Union. A traveling exhibition 
will be mounted in the coming year. A 
film on Alabama labor history is in 
progress which includes all of the trades. 

ARIZONA. The Assistant Secretary of the 
Arizona Carpenters District Council, 
Vince Cardinal, has written a summary 
history of the union. As a result of 
interaction with Cardinal, Professor 
Foster Burton at Arizona State Univer- 
sity is forming a project team and 
developing a proposal to be submitted to 
the Arizona Humanities Council. The 
proposal, if accepted, will provide for a 
statewide comprehensive archival and 
oral history project. 

CALIFORNIA. With a grant of $17,000 
from the California Council for the 
Humanities, the Center for Labor, 
Research and Education of UCLA has 
undertaken a history of the Carpenters 
in California. The project is being 
directed by distinguished labor historian 
Jack Blackburn, chairman of the Center 
for Labor, Research and Education. 
Blackburn reports that the first six 
months of work on the project have been 
"a pleasure rather than a duty" because 
of the "marvelous help of the state 
Carpenters council and its leadership." 

COLORADO. After an unsuccessful at- 
tempt to reach an agreement with the 
staff of the Colorado Humanities Pro- 
gram, the Colorado State Council decided 
to support a history project on its own, 
at a total cost of nearly $12,000. The 
effort includes the hiring of a humanities 
professor at Loretta Heights College who 
is conducting oral history interviews with 
union leaders and coordinating the com- 
pilation of historical research by individ- 
ual Carpenters locals into a statewide 
history. The final history is planned for 
publication and for free distribution to 
all of Colorado's state colleges. Edward 
Rylands, secretary of the Colorado State 
Carpenters Council, has been a driving 
force behind the continuation and com- 
pletion of this project. 

CONNECTICUT. Although no project deal- 
ing specifically with the Carpenters was 
developed, the state humanities council 
did fund a state AFL-CIO project en- 
titled "An Interpretation of the Develop- 
ment of the Labor Movement in 
Connecticut" which covered some aspects 
of the Carpenters' history in Connecticut. 

HAWAII. The Hawaii Carpenters State 
Council has independently commissioned 
Professor Edward Beechert, distinguished 
labor historian at the University of 
Hawaii, to research and write a volume 
on the history of the Hawaii Carpenters. 
This history is currently near completion. 

IDAHO. The Idaho Humanities Program 
has commissioned two historians to work 
with the Rocky Mountain District Coun- 
cil of Carpenters in developing a proposal 
for a Carpenters history project. Pro- 
posal completion is scheduled for a 
June, 1982 funding deadline. 

ILLINOIS. Leslie Orear, president of the 
Illinois Labor History Society, is project 
director of the Illinois Carpenter history 



project. The project is being funded by 
the Illinois Humanities Council, the 
Chicago District Council of Carpenters, 
and the ILHS. Culmination of the his- 
torical research is to be the publication 
of a book with the working title, 
"Carpenters of Illinois." The book will 
be based almost exclusively on archival 
research concentrating on the 19th 
century. Projected completion date of the 
book is May, 1982. A preview of a 
portion of the book occurred when two 
chapters were read at a recent conference 
commemorating "100 Years of Organized 
Labor in Illinois." 

KANSAS. The Kansas Committee for the 
Humanities awarded a $24,800 grant to 
support a research and publication project 
on the history of the Carpenters in 
Kansas. The project director. Professor 
Carl Graves of the University of Kansas, 
is researching the history of the Car- 
penters Union and the carpentry trade 
in Kansas from 1881 to 1981, and writ- 
ing a 50-page booklet for distribution to 
state libraries. Graves is also writing a 
series of articles for use in the daily and 
weekly newspapers in Kansas and is 
organizing open, public presentations in 
10 Kansas communities that will feature 
a slide/tape show on the result of his 
research, and guest speakers to include 
Morris Eastland, secretary-treasurer of 
the Kansas State Carpenters Council, who 
was instrumental in initiating the project. 

The following is an excerpt from an 
article by Professor Graves in the 
September/October 1981 humanities pub- 
lication Federation Reports discussing the 
scope of the compiled history. 

"The Kansas Carpenters' History 
Project illustrates the issues common to 
work and the humanities. It seeks to 
answer three questions. First. What was 
the nature of carpentry work in Kansas? 
The skills and hazards involved, changes 
due to mechanization, worker response 
to changes, the impact of change on the 
structures that carpenters built and on 
the meaning of being a carpenter — all 
are topics relevant to the subject of 
working in wood." 

"Second. What was the role of the 
Kansas carpenters' union in these work 
changes? The union has attempted to 
keep the craft a skilled one by insisting 
on a long (four year) apprenticeship 
period . . ." 

"Third. How did the Kansas carpen- 
ters' union fit into the state's government 
economy, people, and communities? 
Under this heading will go the study of 
the relationships (a) between farmers 
(many of whom were part-time carpen- 
ters) and the union, (b) between the 
union and the state's various ethnic 
groups (some of which clustered in 
carpentry while others did not), and 
(c) between the union and state govern- 
ment (a right-to- work law was passed 
in the late 1950s)." 

LOUISIANA. The Louisiana Committee 
for the Humanities and the Louisiana 
State Carpenters Council have jointly 
committed over $30,000 to support the 
Carpenters history project in Louisiana. 
The project is being run under the 
auspices of the Louisiana Historical 
Association and is being directed by Joel 
Gardner, founding director of the Oral 
History Program of the Louisiana Secre- 
tary of State's Archives and Records. A 
project consortium has been created, 
made-up of six humanities scholars from 
different regions of the state including: 
an oral historian, a librarian, three labor 
historians, and a professor of history 
and government. At the annual meeting 
of the Louisiana Historical Association 
this spring, a report on the consortium 
and an exhibit on the history of the 
carpenters will be presented. Three weeks 
later the Louisiana Library Association 
will meet in Lake Charles; the exhibit 
will be on display throughout that ses- 
sion, thereby receiving considerable extra 
attention. Additional public programs will 
be arranged by each consortium in his or 
her locality and the exhibition will stop 
in the home city of each to accompany 
and compliment these public presenta- 

MICHIGAN. The Michigan Council for 
Humanities and the Carpenters' locals 
throughout Michigan jointly funded a 
carpenters history project in Michigan; 
total project cost is $15,775. Professor 
Phillip Korth, an historian at Michigan 
State University, is conducting oral inter- 
views with carpenters and doing archival 
work with a focus on changes in the 
trade during the life-time of the inter- 
viewed carpenters. Twenty-five interviews 
have been completed — more are planned 
to provide geographic cover of the entire 
state. Professor Korth will begin writing 
a book on the Michigan Carpenters this 
spring. Using visual materials collected 
by Korth, a slide program will be used 
in public presentations throughout the 
state. The book's completion date is 
projected to be late summer, 1982. 

MISSOURI. In Missouri, a project whose 
costs total $51,580 has been conducted 
under a grant from the Missouri Com- 
mittee for the Humanities with major 
union contributions of services and cash. 
The project includes the creation of an 
exhibition, the writing of a book and the 
assembling and broad use of a slide/tape 
program. The exhibition and slide/tape 
program were first shown at the Missouri 
State Fair in September of 1981 for two 
weeks. They have subsequently been 
shown at union halls throughout the state 
with the general public invited free. The 
project is under the direction of Dr. 
David Thlen, Department of History, 
University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. 
Russell Clemens, a historian at the Uni- 
versity of Missouri-Columbia, has com- 
pleted a history of the Missouri Car- 
penters. The booklet is now being 
distributed throughout the state to union 
locals, universities, and libraries. A spin- 
off of the project has been the decision 
by a number of local carpenters unions 
to make available their historical records 
and minutes to the University of Missouri- 
Columbia Archives. Betty Carter has 
been coordinating the project for the 
Carpenters state council, and she and Dr. 
Clemens have presented several historical 
programs to local unions and local his- 
torical societies. When the project is 
jifficially completed in June 1982, the 
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continues its vital support 

of six-year-old Alice 

and others in need 

Alice explores the contents of a shopping bag with her foster father, Ray 
Perkins, a member of Local 50, Knoxville, Tenn. Alice's ever-present doll lays 
on a nearby sofa. 

K esponse from members and friends 
in giving funds to help Alice, a Ten- 
nessee member's foster child disfigured 
from birth, has been extensive and 
heartfelt. Many members have written 
asking to be kept up-to-date on the 
fund-raising effort, and on the pro- 
gress of little Alice, who was scheduled 
to go to Nashville for more tests at 
the end of March. As we go to press, 
the Carpenters' Helping Hands Fund 
contains $23,099.30! 

Alice and her family still need your 
help. If the state feels that Ray and 
Thelma Perkins have the means to 
take care of Alice's financial needs, 
they may permit the Perkins to legally 
adopt Alice — a measure that has not 
been approved up to this time. Please 
send whatever donation you can. 

In addition to presenting a con- 
tinued listing of contributors, we have 
excerpted a few letters from some 
members who were kind enough to 
share their feelings with us: 

"Times are very bad for carpenters 
and their families . . . the past two 
years have been scary at times. I've 
tried to put our plight in perspective. 
When I talk to myself, I list the good 
things we have. My husband and I 
have each other, our health, a roof 
over our heads, food in the fridge and 
two very lovely teenage daughters 
with pretty faces which smile back at 
us (most of the time). 

"I hope Alice's inside smile can 
someday be seen on the outside. 
Thank you for asking us to help." 

"I suggest that you make one more 
request for contributions to this fund 
wording it thusly: (I am sending $20.00 
cigar money;) surely every working 
member could send the price of one 
six-pack, or one carton of cigarettes, 
or one shot and a beer. But by the 
grace of God this could be your child. 

"I hope in following issues you will 
report on the success of this project." 

"After arriving home late for sup- 
per, due to an extra Iraffiic clogged 
freeway from a day of everything go- 
ing wrong on the job, I was tired, 
grouchy, and feeling a little sorry for 
myself. Then I read "Carpenter^ 
Helping Hands" in Carpenter, January 

"The story of Alice and Ray and 
Thelma Perkins really touched me. 
Their strength and love as a family 
is a living example of pure dedication. 
Thank you for brightening up my day 
and sharing Alice with my family and 
me. Enclosed is a check. . . ." 



BspBciaiiy unions, 
do not liuB 
by dues oione 


Nadine Keiper, wife of LaPorte, Ind., 
Local 1485 member Valentine Keiper, in 
addition to being the Koontz Lake 
librarian, is also a columnist for the 
Starke County Leader. In the aftermath 
of the PATCO (Air Traffic Controllers) 
strike, Mrs. Keiper wrote a column for 
the South Bend Tribune originally titled, 
"There Are No 'Theys' In The Union." 
The following are excerpts from this 


In any organization, large or small, 
there is a nucleus of members who 
truly believe in the principles which 
unite them. This core group takes a 
beating from those opposed to these 
principles. They are vulnerable. 

They are also busy people who often 
do not have the time to spend in 
defending their goals and actions. 
Whether it's the PTA, Boy Scouts, 
Firemen's Auxiliary or whatever, the 
majority of the members of any 
organization does little to help except 
to pay their dues. 

No doubt many of these people de- 
fend their non-participation by re- 
affirmation of this latter fact; as if by 
paying their dues they are giving their 
share of support. However, organiza- 
tions do not live by dues alone, to 
paraphrase an old cliche. If they did, it 
would be very simple for us just to 
mail in our dues as we do our taxes. 


Now, we might shrug off the recal- 
citrant members of a school, church, 
or service organization. There might be 
various, perhaps even viable, reasons 
for their inactive role. But what excuse 
will suffice when the organization 
whose support they are shirking is the 
one that is responsible, not just for 
their higher wages and better working 
conditions, but possibly for their hav- 
ing a job in the first place? 

Anyone who is a union member and 
refers to that union as "they" is not 
going to elicit much sympathy from a 
good union person. There are no 
"theys" in the union. If you're a 
member, you are the union. No one is 
going to look out for you. They may 
help, but if you have a complaint, you 
are the one to make it, and you are the 
one to follow it through. 

Union members from all over the 
world may be your backup, but you 
carry your own load. If you want the 
decent hours, good wages, and fringe 
benefits that unionism has brought 
about, then to paraphrase again; you'd 
better put your mouth where the 

money is! 


The union member who sits in a 
bar on meeting night and airs his 
gripes to his fellow chug-a-luggers is 
as much an enemy of the union as the 
big business person who blats to all 
and sundry that the labor unions are 
wrecking the country. The member 
who tells a story of an injustice being 
done him and follows the tale by ad- 
mitting he doesn't attend union meet- 
ings, is useless to himself as well as 
to the union. 

You're not hiring a bodyguard, 
retaining legal counsel or paying for a 
wet nurse when you pay your union 
dues. You are making an ongoing 
contribution toward keeping alive and 
active the organization that helps you 
to help yourself. 

It's also the organization that has 
worked, fought and in part succeeded 
in making the working person a first 
class citizen. The most important other 
contribution you can make is attend- 
ing meetings and speaking up for the 
principles for which your union stands. 

A large organization has clout. Its 
members represent votes, backing for 
candidates who, if elected, will help 

them fight for their rights. One person, 
alone, can lose his job for trying to 
assert himself. Two hundred or two 
thousand are not likely to get fired. 


Someone has to keep the wheels of 
industry turning. The firing of the air 
controllers is a glaring and shameful 
exception. They had, for the last 10 
years been protesting that they were 
working with obsolete equipment, and 
putting in too many hours for the kind 
of stress their jobs entailed. But as 
long as they continued to honor their 
no-strike oath, nothing was done to 
alleviate their problems. Their com- 
plaints went: unheeded. 

Then Ronald Reagan, during his 
campaign, seeing a substantial block of 
votes among the controllers, their 
families and sympathizers, assured 
them in a very gracious letter that he 
recognized their plight and promised 
that he would, if elected see that their 
needs were met. He got their support 
and he was elected president, but his 
oath wasn't kept. So they broke theirs. 

Why should their oath be more im- 
portant than that of the president of 
the United States? What they asked 
for was nothing more than fair treat- 
ment. What they got — was fired. 


And it was strange how many union 
members felt that the controllers were 
the villains. At a time when every 
union member in the world should 
have backed them, they stood almost 

Why? Why didn't their union 
brothers and sisters put their mouths 
where their money was? There were 
twice as many union people against 
them as were for them. It appeared 
that as long as their own paychecks 
kept coming, they couldn't be both- 
ered. Besides, they were being incon- 
venienced in traveling by air! The 
Solidarity march in Washington, D.C., 
would have had far greater impact had 
it been staged at the time the con- 
trollers were being unjustly fired. 
Where were the voices of indignation? 

I've a feeling that every union mem- 
ber in this country had better keep an 
eye out behind him, as Satchel Paige 
used to say, "to see who's gaining on 

If one union-busting attempt is suc- 
cessful, it is unreal to expect that there 
won't be others. And when your own 
ox is gored, who will raise their voices 
for you? As Benjamin Franklin put it, 
"We must, indeed, all hang together 
or, most assuredly, we will all hang 

APRIL, 1982 


HPPREnTiiESHip & TRnininc 

CETA Funding Level Reduced, 
Vice President Campbell Reports 

The United Brotherhood has again 
been granted a prime contract allowing 
the continuation of training activities 
under CETA (the Comprehensive Em- 
ployment Training Act). Such CETA 
funds are distributed under subcontract 
arrangements to affiliated local unions 
and councils. 

In a memorandum dated March 1, 
First' General Vice President Patrick 
J. Campbell notified local unions and 
councils that this year's funding level has 
been reduced from the training capacity 
of last year's funding and that, conse- 
quently, the General Office in Washington 
is greatly limited in the number of sub- 
contracts it can provide to affiliates. 

The reduced funding reflects the cut- 
backs made by the Reagan Administra- 
tion in the federal budget in recent 
months. Apprenticeship and training 
leaders have anticipated such reduced 

funding for several months. 

Under the new CETA contract, train- 
ing is provided only in pre-apprenticeship. 

All persons trained under this CETA 
contract must be from the disadvantaged 
sector. There continues emphasis on 
veterans, women and new emphasis on 
displaced workers. 

Local affiliates are instructed to ad- 
dress their request for training to Patrick 
J. Campbell, First General Vice-Presi- 
dent, so that we may evaluate your 
request for priority fund implementation. 

"Our funding level is not sufficient that 
we may be able to grant subcontracts to 
all of the affiliate local unions and dis- 
trict councils that so request," Campbell 
noted. "We will scrutinize all requests 
and make effort to determine the areas 
of greatest need so that we may make 
optimum utilization of the funds granted 

Red Bank Graduates 

A I the Christmas meeting of Local 
2250, Red Bank, N.J., five apprentices 
were awarded journeyman certificates. 
The above picture shows apprentices, 
front row, Brian Provini, left, and John 
Otexa, right. Standing behind the new 
journeymen are, from left. Bus. Rep. 
James A. Kirk, Jr., President Atvin C. 
Birkner, and Fin. Sec. Charles E. 
Gorham. The three graduating appren- 
tices not available for the photograph 
are iMwrence Belmonte, Charles Pessler, 
and Stephen Seber. 

South Carolina Grads Receive Certificates 

Five apprentices recently received journeyman certificates from Local 1778, 
Columbia, S.C. F. R. Snow, financial secretary and business representative, is shown 
above, left, presenting certificates to Danny N. Baily, Larry A. Broome, and 
Michael L. Berry. New journeymen Dexter E. Graham and Donald L. Atkinson 
were not available for the picture. 

Apprentices Training in 
Des Plaines 

Local 839, Des Plaines, III., recently welcomed 10 new 
apprentices. The new members — including one young woman 
— are shown in the accompanying picture, first row, from 
left: Bus. Rep. Robert Griskenas, Steven G. Diduch, Donald 
E. Troka, Terry N. Thvedt, and Bus. Rep. T. Richard Day. 
Second row, from left: Hugh Cushley, Daniel E. Thomas, 
Kevin L. Reiken, John Patrick Duffin, Michelle R. Hoyer, 
John Koontz, and John Dimiceli. 

Planning Northern California Center 

Final touches to plans for the California Bay Area Carpenters 
Regional Training Center were completed at the meeting of 
the Carpenters 46 northern California counties apprenticeship 
and training trust last November. The center wilt serve the 
needs of apprentices in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco 
and San Mateo counties. Present to accept the plans for the 
project were, left to right: Apprenticeship Program Director 
Frank Benda, Vice-Chairman Joseph McGrogan, Board 
Chairman, Hans Wachsmuth, Trustee Charles Neve and 
Assistant Carpenter Funds Administrator Arthur Elkins. The 
groundbreaking was held recently, and construction will 
begin at the Pleasanton site soon. 




Too young fo retire but 
'too old' for some of life's 
conveniences? Moyte you 
should know what the law 
guarantees you. . . . 

Vour Rights Ouer Hge 50 

Much has been written about the 
legal rights of people over age 65, but 
how about those over 50 in that 50-65 
age bracket, considered by many as 
too young to retire but too old for our 
youthful market place? 

Many Americans in this age bracket 
have been unable to obtain and hold 
jobs or obtain credit and plan for a 
financially secure future. 

To educate this sector of the popu- 
lation to their rights, the American 
Bar Association has prepared an 
understandable and informative book- 
let "Your Rights Over Age 50." 
Following are some excerpts from this 
valuable booklet: 

The Right to a Job 

A relatively recent federal law, the 
Age Discrimination in Employment Act 
(ADEA), has extended the mandatory 
retirement age from 65 to 70 in most 
jobs and has abolished it completely in 
most federal jobs. The law supports your 
right to have a job you want if you are 
qualified for it, regardless of age, and it 
protects you against arbitrary age dis- 
crimination while on the job. In addition, 
many states have also passed laws pro- 
hibiting age discrimination in employ- 

My employer says that I don't have to 
stop working at 65, but I will have to 
accept a job with less responsibility and 
less pay. Is this legal? 

If you are one of the majority of 
Americans who are covered by federal 
law, your employer cannot pressure you 
to retire before the legal limit. In general, 
this means that you can't be threatened, 
forced to take a less responsible job, 
given fewer privileges, paid less, or 
treated differently from other, younger 

I want a new job. As long - as I'm 
qualified, can an employer refuse to hire 
me just because I'm "too old?" 

If an employer is covered by federal 
law, it is illegal for that employer to 

discriminate in hiring strictly on the basis 
of age, unless age is a "bona fide qualifi- 
cation" for the job. The chances are that 
you are legally entitled to be considered 
equally with other applicants, regardless 
of age. You may also be protected by 
state law against age discrimination in 

What about pensions and benefits? If I 
change my job late in life, does my new 
employer have to give me the pension 
and benefits that a younger employee 
would receive? 

This is another matter that is still being 
decided. The important thing to remem- 
ber is that an employer can not use 
benefits or pension programs as an 
excuse not to hire you for a job for 
which you are qualified. 

I believe that I've been a victim of age 
discrimination. What can I do about It? 

File a "charge" with the Equal 
Employment Opportunity Commission 
(EEOC) whose personnel have been spe- 
cially trained to handle ADEA charges 
and to counsel complainants. The EEOC 
and all other federal agencies are listed 
under U.S. Government in the telephone 

The charge should be in writing. Give 
your name, age, and how you can be 
reached. Identify the company against 
which you are making the charge and 
carefully describe the action you believe 
was discriminatory. The more specific 
you can be, the better. 

The Right to Credit 

Since it was amended in 1977, the 
Equal Credit Opportunity Act has for- 
bidden discrimination on the basis of age 
in the granting of credit. This includes 
not only consumer credit, such as charge 
accounts, but also mortgages. 

Under the law, you cannot be dis- 
couraged or prevented from applying for 
a loan, refused a loan if you otherwise 
qualify, or be lent money on terms differ- 
ent from those granted another person 
with similar income, expenses, credit 
history, and collateral — simply because 

of your age or because you are retired. 
You do, however, have to meet the 
creditor's standards. The Act does not 
guarantee that you will receive credit. 

I retired at 62. Despite having a good 
credit history and a good retirement 
income, I suddenly find that I can't bor- 
row money. Am I being discriminated 

You could be a victim of illegal age 
discrimination. Under federal law, credi- 
tors are required to calculate your retire- 
ment income in rating your credit appli- 

Can a creditor consider my age? 

The creditor can consider certain 
information related to your age insofar 
as this information has a clear bearing 
on your ability and willingness to repay a 
debt. Say, for example, that you apply 
for a 30-year mortgage. You are now 63 
and intend to retire at age 65. Your 
income will be reduced when you retire. 
The creditor can legally deny you a loan 
because your pending retirement affects 
your ability to repay the loan. 

Special Note to Women 

The Equal Credit Opportunity Act also 
extends extensive protection to women in 
credit matters. In general, the Act for- 
bids discrimination in the granting of 
credit on the basis of sex or marital 
status and contains provisions which 
allow you to create and maintain your 
own credit history (which will allow you 
to obtain credit in the future). A married, 
divorced, separated,' or widowed woman 
should make a special point to visit or 
call her local credit bureau or bureaus to 
make sure that her credit history does 
appear in a credit file under her own 

The Right to Try 

Thanks to a relatively recent federal 
law — the Age Discrimination Act (ADA), 
which is not to be confused with the Age 
Discrimination in Employment Act — 
older Americans can now take advantage 
of opportunities for education and train- 

APRIL, 1982 


ing that once probably would have been 
closed to them. Neither higher education 
nor job training can any longer be con- 
sidered the exclusive property of the 

I'm 55, and I want to go to medical 
school. Can I? 

Since June of 1979, federal law has 
stated that, in general, colleges, uni- 
versities, and other institutions of higher 
learning, if they receive federal funds, 
cannot discriminate in admissions on the 
basis of age. Most colleges and universi- 
ties do receive some sort of federal aid. 

I want to go to school, but I need 
financial assistance. Am I eligible? 

In general, adults should be eligible for 
the same student-aid programs that young 
people are eligible for. Your school's 
financial aid officer can help you investi- 
gate this matter further. 

Is a school ever allowed to discrimi- 

The law does allow institutions to 
create programs specifically for certain 
age groups, as long as other age groups 
are not deprived of services. For ex- 
ample, it would be legal for a school to 
create a program that would encourage 
adults to return to school. 

There also are some circumstances 
under which an institution might be 
allowed to set up age criteria in admis- 
sions. One of these is if the age distinc- 
tion is specifically contained in a federal, 
state or local law. 

The Right to Financial Security 

Generally speaking, a pension is a 
program through which an employer, an 
employee, and/or a union put aside 
money to help an employee live after 
retirement. The Employee Retirement 
Income Security Act (ERISA), most of 
the provisions of which took effect in 
1976, is now the principal law regulating 
pensions. But there are many protections 
not offered by the new law, and it is 
important to know what your particular 
pension program offers you. 

It is also important to know that 
ERISA does not affect pension benefits 
to which you became entitled before the 
Act became effective. 

I want to retire before the age of 65. 
Will my pension he affected? 

Many pensions provide that your bene- 
fits will be reduced by a set percentage if 
you begin taking them before the 
"normal retirement age," usually 65. 
Plans are not required to pay you a 
pension until you reach 65, even if you 
do retire early. 

What will happen to me if my em- 
ployer shuts down or stops its pension 

Most, but not all, plans are insured. 
Even if your plan is insured, you are 
protected only if your pension has vested. 

What happens to my pension if I leave 
my joh temporarily, then return? 

In general, you cannot be deprived of 
credit you earned before a break in 
service if the "break" doesn't last longer 
than the years you worked before the 
break. For example, say that you have 
been covered by a pension plan for six 
years and now want to take a year off. 
You won't lose credit for those six years. 
On the other hand, say that you have 
participated in your employer's pension 
plan for only a year when you are laid 
off for 18 months. When you are rehired 
you may find that you have lost the 
benefits you accrued during that one year 
of covered employment. 

Breaks in service that took place before 
ERISA took effect in 1976 are not 
covered by the law. 

The law considers any year in which 
you worked 500 or fewer hours to be a 
break in service. 

A pension belongs to the pensioner, 
not to the pension's spouse or former 
spouse. If you are married to someone 
who is entitled to a pension, the pen- 
sioner can provide for you, but is not 
required to do so. 

How are my benefits from Social 
Security determined? Will I receive 
enough money to live on when I retire? 

The actual amount of the benefits you 
receive depends on several factors. First, 
you must have credit for a certain num- 
ber of years worked. In 1981, those 
turning 62 need credit for IV2 years of 

Readers may obtain the com- 
plete booklet, "Your Rights Over 
Age 50," by mailing $1.00 to 
Circulation Department, American 
Bar Association, 1 155 E. 60th 
Street, Chicago, III. 60637. 

Any Canadian members know 
of similar material available for 
Canadians over 50? If so, we'd like 
to hear about it. 

work. Those turning 62 in 1991 or later 
will need credit for 10 years of work. 

A second factor is the amount of your 
average earnings over a certain number 
of years. Those born in 1930 or later 
average their income over 35 years. 

A third factor is the maximum amount 
of your earnings taxed by Social Security 
in any of those years. In 1981. $29,700 
of your earnings can be taxed for Social 
Security purposes. In averaging your 
income over the necessary number of 
years, you can only count the maximum 
earnings that were taxed. 

The Social Security Administration will 
help you estimate your potential retire- 
ment benefits. You can get this help by 
contacting your local Social Security dis- 
trict office. It is highly likely, however, 
that your Social Security benefits will not 
be enough to live on when you retire. 

I want to retire at 62. As this is before 
the "normal" retirement age, will my 
Social Security benefits he affected? 

You can generally start receiving re- 
tirement benefits from Social Security at 
the age of 62, although generally you 
cannot receive benefits earlier than that 
age. But if you do begin receiving bene- 
fits before age 65, the amount you re- 
ceive each month will be reduced. 

I want to work at another joh after I 
"retire." Will my Social Security benefits 
he affected? 

Currently, those aged 62 to 64 can 
earn up to $3,720 a year with no 
reduction in their benefits. Those aged 65 
and over can earn up to $5,000 without 
reduction. Anyone over 72 (70 as of 
1982) can earn as much as she or he 
likes without reduction of benefits. 

If you are receiving Social Security 
benefits and are working part time, you 
must file with the SSA an estimate of 
your income for the coming year. The 
SSA uses that estimate to calculate the 
reduction in your benefits. At the end of 
the year, you file a statement of your 
actual earnings and any needed adjust- 
ment will be made. 

Can a husband or wife receive Social 
Security benefits based on his or her 
spouse's earnings? 

Both husbands and wives are eligible 
to receive retirement benefits based on 
the work record of a spouse. In order to 
receive these benefits, you must be 62 
years old or older. The benefits you 
receive usually will be half of your 
spouse's benefits, and will be less if you 
begin taking benefits before you are 65. 

My husband is not retired yet, but he 
wants to he sure that I will he provided 
for if he dies before retirement. What 
must he do? 

He can be relatively sure that you will 
be provided for only under the following 

1. His plan must allow early retire- 

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Labor Joins Doctors, Business 
In Local Health Coalitions 


PAl Staff Writer 

Setting aside sharp national dif- 
ferences, an unusual coalition of 
organized labor, health care providers, 
insurers and big business has agreed 
to cooperate at the local level to bring 
health costs under control. 

There is a "new climate" in which 
the federal government is withdrawing 
its functions and funding, the parti- 
cipants noted. And, since health care 
costs are climbing rapidly, it made 
sense to pursue local efforts now under 
way in some 70 communities. 

John Dunlop, former Secretary of 
Labor and now a Harvard University 
professor, organized the coalition and 
will coordinate its efforts. Dunlop told 
a press conference here that repre- 
sentatives of six major organizations 
have been discussing the local coalition 
approach for six months. 

Bert Seidman, AFL-CIO Social 
Security Director, represented labor 
at the briefing. Also present were lead- 
ers of the American Hospital Associa- 
tion, American Medical Association, 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Associa- 
tions, Health Insurance Association 
of America and the Business Round- 
table. The Roundtable is made up of 
the chief executive officers of some 
200 major corporations and has been 
active in lobbying Congress. 

Service Employees President John 
J. Sweeney and Melvin Glasser, health 
expert of the United Auto Workers, 
also have been involved in the coali- 
tion talks but did not attend the brief- 

Dunlop, who is coordinating the 
coalition effort, said the organizations 
came together "out of a deep concern 
with the rate of increase in health care 
costs and the effects of public and 
private policies on the quality and 
access to health care." 

He said the coalition members re- 
cognize their strong differences over 
national policies and legislation, yet 
agreed to cooperate locally in today's 
new circumstances. 

Seidman agreed. "The chances of 
achieving legislation are much less" at, 
the present time, he said, and so labor 
is responding in "a pragmatic way" 
as it has done in other fields. 

Seidman noted that the federal 
government was "pulling back from 

APRIL, 1982 

its responsibilities" and so unions 
would be encouraged to work with 
other groups at the local level. 

Labor's aim, he said, would be not 
only to restrain costs but to seek 
broader access to quality care for 
working people, the unemployed and 
those now lacking health care. 

Seidman made it clear that labor 
was not giving up its goals of national 
health insurance or federal legislation 
to contain hospital costs. AHA Presi- 
dent J. Alexander McMahon also said 
the "Voluntary Effort" coalition — 
which unites providers, insurers and 
business against federal legislation — 
was a national and state approach and 
was not part of the local coalition. 

In a common statement, the six 
organizations endorsed "coalitions" on 
a local, state or regional basis. They 
urged first, an inventory of local re- 
sources and problems. 

They advised local groups to focus 
on a few priorities, such as decreasing 
the emphasis on expensive in-patient 
technology and stressing alternative 
care such as ambulatory and home 

They also urged efforts to finance 
and provide care for the unemployed 
and others without it and efforts to 
offset federal, state and local budget 

In a later telephone interview, PAI 
asked AHA President McMahon if 
local cooperation could succeed as 
long as some hospitals were fighting 
unionization by nurses and other em- 
ployees and hiring consultants to keep 
unions out. 

McMahon said members of the 
coalition recognized they have dif- 
ferences and made no attempt to gloss 
them over. But legislative differences 
and labor-management relations are 
not part of the coalition-building pro- 
cess, he said. He also said hospitals 
are voluntary members of AHA. 

McMahon did say that broader 
areas of agreement might emerge from 
discussions by coalition members, but 
the current focus was on cost control. 

A number of unions are organizing 
in the health field and are facing stub- 
born opposition from management. 
The Service Employees, Teachers, 
Auto Workers, Teamsters and the Re- 
tail, Wholesale and Department Store 
Union all have organizing drives un- 
der way. 


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• A rising cost of living which, 
although it is down a little bit, makes 
life miserable for the millions of our 
fellow citizens on fixed incomes. 

Debs would see, and probably 
recognize . . . 

• A rich man's philosophy, sound- 
ing like an echo of the 19th Century 
robber barons ... as expressed in a 
bold full page advertisement in the 
Wall Street Journal of March 5. That 
ad proclaimed "The Fallacy of Work- 
ing for a Living." It said that "you 
concentrate on your career at the 
expense of accumulating wealth, 
sacrificing your chance at financial 
independence." (In other words, let's 
wise up; get rich quick!) 

And he'd see . . . 

• An economic theory that has 
welcomed the rise of the multi- 
national corporation, which says the 
greed for super-profits need have no 
national boundaries. This theory 
makes it easy to turn reason on its 
head, so that presumably intelligent 
people argue that the national interest 
is somehow served by destroying or 
emasculating once prosperous Ameri- 
can industries like steel, or auto, or 
textiles, or electronics — while import- 
ing these once home-made items at a 
cost of billions of dollars a year. 
(Madness — officially approved!) 

And, to Deb's dismay, he would 
see . . . 

• A banking and money system 
dominated by a Federal Reserve Board 
so far removed from influence by the 
will of a democratic majority of the 
people that its headquarters might just 
as well be on the far side of the moon. 
Come to think of it, things might get 
better on planet Earth if we did move 
the Fed to the moon! To help that 
process along, unless the Federal Re- 
serve Board responds more to the 
needs of the American public, I think 
we can find some Carpenter Union 
members who would be glad to donate 
their labor for building shipping cases 
to hold the Federal Reserve's paper 
records of wrong decisions and wrong 

So, to sum it all up, I suppose 
Eugene Debs would say: "In the 55 
years since my death, the American 
people have accomplished wonderful 
things. They have demonstrated what 
I have always believed: that we have 
the resources and the skill and the 
sense of good will to build a society 
where nobody need be poor, where 
freedom is respected, and where 

genius and skills will be rewarded." 
But, Debs would add, "There is an 

awful lot yet to be done. You who 

believe in democratic progress had 

better organize, organize!" 

And perhaps Debs would quote 

from his favorite poem, by William 

Henley. That poem ends with these 


"I am the master of my fate. 
"I am the captain of my soul!" 
Fellow masters, fellow captains: 

Let's get to work. America needs it. 


Continued from Page 11 

the AGC, was elected the management 
co-chairman. General President Wil- 
liam Konyha and First General Vice 
President Pat Campbell spoke to this 
meeting. Dann chaired the Friday 
meeting, and Dodson was to chair the 
second meeting, March 29. 

The other labor members of the 
committee are Robert E. Lavery, 
safety and welfare representative of 
the Cleveland District Council of 
Carpenters; Perry McGinnis, safety 
director of the Colorado Building and 
Construction Trades Council; and 
Francis McHale, business manager of 
Local 2287, New York, N.Y. 

The AGC was also represented by 
Alan Hollingsworth, area safety super- 
visor of S. J. Groves and Sons Co., 
Springfield, 111. CISCA was represented 
by Frank R. Palmer, president of John 
H. Hampshire, Baltimore, Md., Inc., 

Scholarship Guide 
Compiled By AFL-CIO 

Thousands of college students are re- 
ceiving some kind of financial assistance 
from the labor movement. Among those 
receiving aid are sons and daughters of 
members in those Brotherhood local 
unions and councils which sponsor 
scholarships. Other students are obtaining 
aid from state federations of labor. 

Although our international union, like 
most international unions, does not offer 
college scholarships itself, it does encour- 
age efforts by local unions to offer 
financial assistance to students in need. 

A guide to union-sponsored scholar- 
ships and awards has been compiled by 
the AFL-CIO Department of Educa- 
tion. The guide includes information on 
scholarships given by national and inter- 
national unions, state and local central 
bodies and local unions as well as a 
directory for other sources of student aid. 

Single copies of the guide are available 
free from the AFL-CIO Department of 
Education, 815 Sixteenth St., N.W., 
Room 407, Washington, D.C. 20006. 

and the SC&RA by Thomas K. Kollins, 
director of the Crane and Rigging 
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says, in response to advertising by the 
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and 
Joiners one contractor called claiming 
he wasn't even aware a union existed. 
According to Dobson, that contractor im- 
mediately decided to reach an agreement 
with the appropriate local union. 

Meanwhile, L.ocal 2437 held its first 
election under the auspices of the Hous- 
ton Organizing Project. The February 
18th election was a success with 80% 
of a 26-person unit of Brand Export Inc., 
a shipping crate manufacturing firm, 
voting to join the Brotherhood. The 
organizing drive emphasizes solid votes 
such as this for strength during contract 

Despite odds predicted by labor-man- 
agement consultants and the prevalent 
propaganda about the Sunbelt, the or- 
ganizing efforts are beginning to show 
other results. 

The Houston Federation of Teachers 
developed a drive in which more than 
1200 secondary school teachers re-joined 
the HFT. In that membership drive, an- 
other 500 teachers also became new mem- 
bers, showing strong support for the HFT. 

In the third week of February, the 
United Steelworkers of America soundly 
defeated a decertification attempt at 
Flexitallic Inc., an oil industry equip- 
ment manufacturer. The USWA currently 
has more than half a dozen organizing 
efforts in progress. 

More than 60 organizing drives are 
underway as part of the joint Houston 
Organizing Project drive, in which around 
30 international unions and their local 
affiliates are participating. Many of the 
campaigns began in earnest within the 
past four months. 

The Houston Organizing Project began 
as a response to the needs of Houston's 
local unions. It is a contemporary version 
of the successful Los Angeles-Orange 
County Organizing Committee established 
more than 19 years ago. 

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2. He must not die before reaching 
the "early survivor option" age, 
usually 55. In many cases, widows 
of men who died before reaching 
55 have been left with no pension 

3. He must sign a form stating that 
he wants his pension benefits re- 
duced when he retires. Having 
signed this form, he must not die 
of a heart attack, cancer, or other 
"natural causes" within two years. 
If he dies within two years of 
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Health Costs in 
Canada vs. US 

The Reagan Administration is seeking 
cuts of nearly $5 billion in Medicare 
and Medicaid in the coming year. 

Last year's cuts and the proposed cuts 
would be totally unnecessary if a national 
health insurance program were enacted 
in the US similar to Canada's, the AFL- 
CIO observed at its recent meeting in Bal 
Harbour, Fla. 

In 1965, Canada spent 6.1% of its 
Gross National Product on health care — 
before it enacted national health insur- 
ance. The US spent less than Canada 
that year, 5.9%. 

By 1970, Canada was spending 7.1% 
and the US was up to 7.5%. In 1975, 
Canada held at 7.1% and the US rose 
to 8.6%. 

Since 1975, health care spending in 
Canada declined to 7% and has stayed 
there through 1980. In the US, health 
costs soared to 9.4% of GNP in 1980. 

BC&T Urges Boycott 
Of Reynolds Tobacco 

The Bakery, Confectionery and To- 
bacco Workers have urged us to boycott 
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco products, remind- 
ing us of the companies continued suc- 
cess in using "firings, intimidations, and 
fear" to keep the workers from organiz- 
ing. International President John 
DeConcini explains, "Twice in this 
century Reynolds' workers have voted for 
union representation and both times the 
company was successful in subsequently 
breaking the union ... we call on you 
to stand with us in our boycott of 
Reynolds Tobacco products." 

The list of boycotted products is as 
follows: Camel, Winston, Salem, Van- 
tage, Now and More cigarettes; Win- 
chester Little Cigars; Carter Hall, Prince 
Albert, Apple, George Washington and 
Madiera mixture pipe tobacco, and 
Brown's Mule, Day's Work, Reynold's, 
Work Horse and Top chewing tobacco. 

Secret of Longevity; 
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After centuries of search for a fountain 
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finally been discovered. It's right there on 
your dinner table. 

Dr. Lester Smith, director of the 
Center for the Study of Aging at the 
State University of New York, disclosed 
the finding at the George Meany Center 
for Labor Studies in Silver Spring, Md., 
during a recent seminar on the older 

Said Dr. Smith: "The single known 
effective way of increasing longevity as 
well as physiological performance with 
age is caloric restriction." As proof, he 
cited an experiment in which the life span 
of a laboratory rat was almost doubled 
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Danville, III. — Picture No. 1 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 4 


Local 269 held Its annual Christmas party 
and pin presentation last year at the 
Danville Moose Lodge. A special plaque was 
awarded to 93-year-old James Shipman 
commemorating his 40 years of service with 
Local 269. Before retiring, Shipman was a 
millworker for the Chicago & Eastern Illinois 
Railroad and Elliot Lumber. Pins were 
presented by Trustee Malcolm Tucker and 
East Central Illinois District Council 
Secretary-Treasurer Larry Mollett. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 
from left: Malcolm Tucker, Gerald Dorsey, 
Donald Ehlenfeld, Astin Thomen, Fridel 
Gerbsch, and Sec.-Treas. Mollett. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, 
from left: Clarence Kizer, Dean Pearson, 
Frank Carroll, Henry Silvestro, Joshua Prink, 
and Sec.-Treas. Mollett. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, 
kneeling, from left: Ernest Zonder and Melvin 

Standing, from left: Elmer Engelman, Walter 
Wade, Denver Walker, Harry Pettigrew, Orville 
Bonebrake, Craig Jones, Charles Ice, and 
Sec-Treas. Mollett. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, 
from left: Charles Downing, James Shipman, 
Russell Huff, John Jarking, Tom Day, Elvin 
Harper, and Sec.-Treas. Mollett. 

Members eligible for service pins but not 
present for pictures are as follows: 25-year 
members Bill Atwood, Donald Dickerson, 
Virgil Ferrante, William Cocking, Russell Hall, 
Fred LeClaire, James LeClaire, Bill Pearson, 
Sr., Merle Smith, Ruben Standridge, Gary 
Thiede, and William Thornton; 30-year mem- 






A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

bers Karl Await, Emil Carpenter, James Davis, 
Melvin Denhart, Al Estock, Sr., Clair Evans, 
Harold Farrell, August Finet, Earl Ford, Ray 
Hicks, Clarence Kilbey, Wilson Kinderman, 
Herman Linne, Neal Machledt, George May, 
Sam Meiker, Joe O'Neal, Lowell Osborne, 
Wilbur Troxel, Clarence Unitis, and Jonathan 
Wise; 35-year members Clyde Carney, George 
Cunningham, Robert Ehlenfeld, Harry Golden, 
Charles Haworth, Russell Miller, George 
Porter, Walder Sheffer, Kenneth Thornton, 
Max Whitlock, and George Zick; 40-year 
members Fay Bales, Clarence Lutz, Raymond 
Rouse, Leo Songer, and Leon Thompson; 45- 
year members J. A. McDowell and Joe Mullen; 
and 50-year member Wilbur Hiatt. 


Robert G. Campbell of Local 1778 recently 
received his 30-year membership pin. Campbell 
is shown below receiving his pin from Fin. Sec. 
and Bus. Rep. F. R. Snow. 



On December 7, 1981, a special meeting of 
Local 839 was called to tionor members with 
25 or more years of service to the Brother- 
hood. The highlight of the evening was the 
presentation of life membership cards to two 
members, Clarence L Wille and Charles Kane, 
with 50 or more years of service. 

Members who received 25-year pins are as 
follows: Michael Abbinati, Chester P. Allard, 
Harley Phillips, James A. Black, Russ W. Sawin, 
Jr., John V. Macejak, Harold S. Byrne, Ben W. 
Daszek, Donald Habetler, Raymond F. Heppner, 
Trevor Bauman, Walter H. Krause, Vitalijs 
Lackajs, Edward C. Loween, Jr., Buford N. 
Lowe, Fred Moeller, Robert Ostrowski, Richard 
C. Gayan, Ernest P. Price, Charles E. Ross, 
Thomas W. Simpson, Frank M. Moore, 
Hubbard D. Hicks, Byrne McClung, Joseph G. 
Wintz, Alfred L Wintz, Richard 0. Weijhner, 
Herbert H. Weide, Edwin H. Stade, Jr., Ralph 
N. Smith, William J. Noehring, and Peter St. 

Members who received 30-year pins are as 
follows: Thomas E. Birong, Russell J. Bregmas, 
Joe P. Calabrese, Joseph Cerek, Donald 
Chartrand, John J. Daniels, Roger H. Erber, 
Edward W. Fritz, Jr., William Gartke, Frank 
Kofler, Leonard Larson, Tom Nebl, Delbert J. 
Quirin, William T. Ribbon, Casimir Robak, 
Lloyd R. Scharf, Peter J. Vetrano, Robert 
Zbikowski, Albert Jacobsen, Roger J. Larsen, 
and Maurice Jensen. 

Picture No. 1 shows members receiving 
35-year pins, front row, from left: Sherman 
Dautel, Nick J. Current, Edward C. Green, 
Harry Holm, Joe Micketts, Walter C. Nelson, 
Cornelius Vanderwiel, Jr., and Curtis Roe. 

Back row, from left: George Schrambeck, 
Arthur Paine, Donald Van Pool, Henry Wiegel, 
Jr., William Wiegel, Cyril F. Wray, Donald 
Trager, Kenneth Messenger, Anton Hribar, 
Robert Blume, and Harvey Bally. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, from 
left: Oscar Christ, Albert Greenenwald, Melvin 
Mensching, and Richard Niemeyer. 

Picture No. 3 shows life members with 
officers, front row, from left: T. Richard Day, 
president and bus. rep., Clarence L. Wille, life 
member; Charles F. Kane, life member; 
Sherman Dautel, pros, emeritus; and Robert 
Griskenas, bus. rep. 

Back row, from left: Raymond Nowakowski, 
treasurer; Robert Knippen, conductor; Dennis 
Huels, trustee; Frank Guttler, vice-president; 
William Uhler, warden; and Trevor Bauman, 

Picture No. 3, 

Des Plaines, III. — Picture No. 2 

APRIL, 1982 

St. Catherines Honors 94- Year-Old Member 

Local 38, St. Catherines, Ont. recently celebrated the Brotherhood's 
100-year anniversary with a gala evening affair. Special guest at the event was 
94-year-old Bill McLean, a member of Local 38 for 71 years. McLean was 
active at the trade, working for Newman Brotliers, until 1960 when he retired at 
the age of 73. 

The picture on the left shows General Representative Ted Ryan, left, pin- 
ning a 71-year gold pin on McLean. The picture on the right shows Sec. 
Treas. of the Ontario Provincial Council Bob Reid, left, presenting a painting 
of a water mill to McLean, center, with the help of Hap Hague, retired 
business representative and past president of OPC. 



Last November, Local 345 held a pin 
presentation ceremony, presenting service 
pins to almost 200 members. Recipients are 
shown in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows 20-year members, from 
left: Joe E. Boyd, and A. R. Little. 

Picture No. 2 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Jerrold Eason, Joe R. Bryant, H. D. Ellis, 
and Charlie Norman. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, 

from left: H. J. Cannon, J. D. Cook, T. J. 

Holden, J. C. Lemmons, Willie Moore, Jr., 

J. H. Stanford, I. W. White, and Ottis Wilbanks. 

Picture No. 4 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: Ralph Bledsoe, C. J. Campbell, 
Leiand Cross, 0. T. Glover, John Denton, L. C. 
Gould, H. F. Hawkins, Homer Williams, J. E. 
Winberry, and A. T. Tutor. 

Back row, from left: Roy Ballard, OIlie 
Richardson, Stanley Pike, N. R. Delk, Herbert 
Gentry, H. C. Patterson, Rodney Jones, W. T. 
Marr, Smith Luttrell, and George Trumble. 

Memphis, Tenn. — Picture No. 1 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 4 


Picture No. 5 

Picture No. 6 

Picture No. 5 shows 40-year members, 
front row, from left: E. B. Thompson, D. L. 
McClure, N. D. Davenport, H. W. Owen, H. G. 
Sealy, J. A. Thompson, H. W. Grantham, and 
J. M. Hartsfield. 

Back row, from left: Clinton Arbor, C. E. 
Barbee, Clifford Burrell, D. A. Miles, Joe 0. 
Edwards, E. J. Gattis, Woodrow Goodrich, 
Elmer Yarber, W. C. Kee, and H. L. Sitton. 

Picture No. 6 shows 45-year members, from 
left: Will G. Davis, E. R. Dill, W. E. Hill, C. H. 
Jones, Oscar McLain, J. B. McKell, Herschel 
Wade, B. C. Walding, Otto Schlafer, Hugh 
Mitchell, and Joel H. Tyson. 

Members receiving pins but not present 
for the ceremony are as follows: 20-year 
members Vernon Armstrong, P. E. Bryson, D. G. 
Burt, P. L. Davenport, Joseph Dobias, R. E. 
Dunn, C. M. Dyer, F. J. Gibert, W. R. Godwin, 
R. D. Goodson, E. W. Jeftery, R. E. Lawrence, 
B. D. McGee, D. B. McGee, S. N. McLennan, 
J. W. Martin, J. T. Olds, T. M. Ramsey, Dale 
L. Smith and Sollie Sneed; 25-year members 
James M. Belk, H. W. Canaday, V. L Green- 
slade, D. F. Jameson, C. M. Johnson, Jr., 
W. W. McMon, W. G. Marshall, Raymond 
Navarre, F. A. Parker, G. I. Pratt, L W. Roach, 

B. E. Roberts, W. Y. Stone, B. V. Wakham 
and A. L. West; 30-year members Howard W. 
Brown, V. G. Brown, J. F. Cannon, Billy G. 
Daniels, W. B. Head, C. B. Holland, Norman 
Houston, A. L. Jameson, J. L. Lamb, E. H. 
Lewis, Billy Morgan, G. F. Parich, S. F. Scott 
and Paul B. Vaughn, Sr.| 35-year members 

C. H. Albright, C. L. Bates, C. L. Belk, R. H. 
Boyd, Randolph Brown, C. W. Cannon, L. W. 
Casteel, E. R. Cook, F. L. Dacus, E. A. Dalton, 
H. B. Davis, John DeHoff, Albert Floyd, A. J. 
Gordon, H. W. Green, W. T. Higginbottom, 

A. A. Jaco, C. H. Jernigan, C. S. Klipsh, W. G. 

Lackey, Herman Ladd, H. V. Lovelady, H. E. 

McKeller, B. L. McMillian, 0. 
A. Miles, F. H. Moore, Joe 
Nicholas, E. D. Norville, Mell 
Pruett, G. E. Richmond, E. C. 
Sanders, George B. Scott, E. 
P. Williams, E. T. Williams 
and R. J. Willis; 40-year 
members E. S. Autry, M. L. 
Beauchamp, C. H. Bishop, Roy 
Blanchard, Russell Buntin, J. 
H. Clark, John V. Clark, J. B. 
Cloyd, J. W. Collins, J. H. 
Cooper, W. D. Crum, T. H. 
Crump, Gene S. Davis, Earlie 
Evans, F. W. Grantham, J. 0. 
Haas, W. N. Hicks, D. F. 
Hoffman, J. D. Kerley, T. G. 
Lawrence, H. K. Livingston, 
Robert McCaskill, J. A. 
Newman, J. F. Newman, T. 
W. Nicholas, T. W. Oglesby, 

C. L. Poston, C. C. Priddy, J. 
E. Reece, C. A. Reed, Ray 
Rice, R. E. Sherman, D. H. 
Taylor, D. W. Walker, Jr., E. 
P. Watson, and J. M. 
Williams; and 45-year 
members R. J. Adams, V. E. 
Davis, Burton Estes, H. B. 
Garner, H. L. Jeter, and 

D. T. Lewis. 



Nos. 1 and 2 

San Antonio, 
Texas — 
Nos. 1 and 2 


Longtime members of Local 1243 were 
honored last December at the local's 1981 
Christmas Party. A separate ceremony was 
held for 45-year member Matt Wold at the 
Alaska Pioneer Home in Fairbanks. 

Picture No. 1, from left: Grant Nelson, 30- 
year member; James Mount, 35-year member; 
Edd Maddux, 30-year member; Don Swarner, 
president; Nils Braastad, 30-year member; 
John Verbeek, 25-year member; Ernest Kauhs, 
25-year member; E. B. "Burl" Davis, 35-year 
member; Louis Perme, 35-year member; Alva 
Ditch, 40-year member; George Moen, 40-year 
member; Richard Barnett, 25-year member; 
and Esko Helenius, 25-year member. 

Picture No. 2, front row, from left: Les 
Gowen, Pioneer Home resident and former 
member; Matt Wold, 45-year member; Floyd 
Akin, Pioneer Home resident and former 
member; and James Mount, 35-year member. 

Back row, from left: Ralph "Whitey" Kraus, 
conductor; James Kelly, warden; Ed Perkowski, 
bus. rep. and fin. sec.-treas.; Joseph Voelker, 
vice president; Gary Slay, trustee; Richard 
Kacsur, recording secretary; and Don Swarner, 

Other members honored but not available 
for the photographs are as follows: 

25-year members: Anthony Dutton, James 
Griffin, Richard Hodges, Doyle Hutsell, 
Leonard Johnson, Thomas Murphy, Ken 
Pettingill, and John Vicars. 

30-year members: Clifford Coates, Maurice 
Holvoet, Tad Neil, Lee Roy Parham, and 
Goebel Sisson. 

35-year members: Carl Bance, Frank Leffett, 
Karl Lind, Frank Lucas, William Jack Norman, 
Oliver Ollila, Thor Orrestad, Bert Prestbo, 
Lawrence Wengelewski, and Frank Westover. 

40-year members: William Hoyer, Lawrence 
January, Bruce Robinson, John Warrenfeltz, 
Jessie Whitney and Olaf Thorgaard. 


At a Special Call meeting in January, Local 
14 awarded service pins to members with 25 
to 60 years of service. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: Joe Resales and Alvin Zidek. 

Back row, from left: president Fred 
Bartholomew, Julius J. Keller, and bus. rep. 
Vernon L. Gooden. 

Picture No. 2 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Thomas Krzewinski, Bernard 
Kneuper, Manuel Zepeda, and Thurman 

Back row, from left: Orville Wright, presi- 
dent Bartholomew, Ernest Haufler, Lester C. 
Chatman, Terrell W. Roberts, Henry Flores, 
and Bus. Rep. Gooden. 

Picture No. 3 shows 60-year member William 
Hugh Ash, center, receiving a pin and plaque. 

San Antonio, Tex. — Picture No. 3 

flanked on either side by president 
Bartholomew, left, and Bus. Rep. Gooden, 

Red Bank, 
New Jersey, 



At Local 2250's regular Christmas meeting 
held on December 14th, 1981 the 11 members 
were awarded 25 year service pins. 

Pictured, first row, from left: Raymond 
Binaco, Karl Nordin, Charles Capro, Daniel 
Hornik, Frank Grabowski, and William 

Second row, from left: James A. Kirk Jr., 
business representative; Alvin C. Birkner, 
president; and Charles E. Gorhan, financial 

Pin recipients not present for the photo- 
graph were Stanley Boylan, Harold Hayek, 
Kenneth Kelly, Richard Kriess, and Arthur 

APRIL, 1982 


in mEmoRinm 

The following list of 753 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $941,673.96 death claims paid in January, 1982. (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

1, Chicago, IL — Gene Krstich, Jack Di 

Pietro, Ruth Blanton (s). 

2, Cincinnati, OH — Ivan P. Bixler. 

3, Wheeling, WV— Lois L. Magers (s), Wil- 

liam L. Kinney. 

4, Davenport, lA — Edwin Nelson, Jr. 

5, St. Louis, MO— Donald G. Hanlon. 

7, Minneapolis, MN — George W. Linnee, 

Lewis E. Keck. 

8, Philadelphia, PA — M. Otto Marcussen, 

Sr., Robert E. Foreman, Sr. 

10, Chiacgo, IL— Edith M. Curt (s), Frank 
J. Eneman, Jr., John Deuerling. 

11, Cleveland, OH — Edward Osborne, George 

Lucak, Hattie B. Johnson (s). 

12, Syracuse, NY — Harry A. Cummins, 
James W. Cosbey, John F. Gale, Louis 
E. Duciaume, Stuart C. Simpson. 

13, Chicago, IL — Frank Angellotti, Jacob 
Ropp, Marjory S. Manly (s), Ted R. 

15, Hackensack, NJ — Alfred Andersen, Eliz- 
abeth Daly (s), Louis C. Makris, 
Ommund Kristiansen. 

20, New York, NY— Carl Rodin. 

22, San Francisco, CA — Clinton E. Ross, Sr., 
Harold O. Burton, James Lester Sheals, 
Salvatore Rakele. 

24, Central, CT— Anthony Barile, Charles 
Nystrand, Elvira Demarlin (s). 

25, Los Angeles, CA — Alvin O. Hight, 
Donald Jones, Edmond J. Elie. 

26, East Detroit, MI— Carl A. Krause, James 

P. Welch. 

34, Oakland, CA— Dorothy Mae Schug (s), 
Thomas S. Opheim. 

35, San Rafael, CA— Arnold B. Reeves, 
David A. Paul, William H. Gross. 

36, Oakland, CA — Alma Adele Jacobsen (s). 

42, San Francisco, CA — John Shoflfa. 

43, Hartford, CT — Joseph R. Baroni. 

44, Champaign Urba, IL — Rosa Rege (s). 
48, Fitchburg, MA — Edward Jarvela, Everett 

50, Knoxville, TN— Arnold D. Bigarel, 
Carlos D. Henderson, Charles M. 
Houser, Floyd H. Mason, James W. 
Wheeler, Joe L. Clotfelter, Lloyd S. 
Pridemore, Mary Tindell (s), Nina B. 
Giles (s), Roy L. Brown, Rufus G. 

54, Chicago, IL — Frank Patera, George H. 

Mills, Sr., Harriet A. Russin (s), Rosalie 
Petrucha (s). 

55, Denver, CO— Jim Norton, Stella V. Rak 


56, Boston, MA — Henry Arsenault. 

58, Chicago, IL — Adeline Lesney (s), Albert 
T. Ackermann, Carl F. Carlson, Gunnar 
E. Adler. 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Alvin H. Thompson, 
Ethel D. Dorsett (s), Frank H. Rairdon, 
Jesse E. Rader, Joseph A. Talkington. 

61, Kansas City, MO — Calvin Reichling, 
Charles W. Pippenger, Edna M. Whit- 
ney (s), Herman J. Gruis, Paul Rich. 

62, Chicago, IL — Albert Riemerts. 

63, Bloomington, IL — Charles T. Sunkel. 

64, Louisville, KY — Charles R. Crume, 
Joseph F. Gratzer, Urian Lee Sebastian, 
Willis H, Sallee, Jr. 

65, Perth Amboy, NJ — A. Peter Stafflinger. 
69, Canton, OH — Blanche E. Adams (s), 

David E. Schall, Willard H. Gravius. 
74, Chattanooga, TN— Charles W. Harris, 

Floyd C, Young, Frank A. Pierce. 
78, Troy, NY — James Haughney, Oliver 


Local Union, City 

80, Chicago, IL — Allie H. Spencer (s), Am- 

brose Schickley. Eleanor Martinson (s). 

81, Erie, PA— Beth Albert (s), Edward Little. 
87, St. Paul, MN— Charlotte E. Leisinger (s), 

Ercyle M. Arnes, Henry L. Diehl, 

Knute \. Sandstrom, Victor E. Hansen, 

William P. Sower. 
89, Mobile, AL — Ernest Lee Rainer. 
91, Racine, WI — Elinore I. Masik (s), Evelyn 

S. Stocker (s), Jerome H. Doughty, Sr. 

93, Ottawa, Out., CAN — Guy Landry, James 

M. Simser. 

94, Providence, RI — Armando Lanni, Carl 
Emile Carlson, Ernest Armstrong, Jr., 
Eva S. Caruolo (s), John C. Carlson, 
Michael Angelo Defrancesco, Philomena 
Rocchio (s). 

95, Detroit, MI — Alexander Smith. 

98, Spokane, WA— Albert C. Anderson, Al- 
bert Knesal. 

106, Des Moines, lA — John August Johnson, 
Philip Gilbert, Robert Pugh. 

109, Sheffield, AL — Leonard O. Manous. 

Ill, Lawrence, MA — Elizabeth J. Gelinas 
(s), John S. Zaccari, Stephen F. Kennis. 

117, Albany, NY — James A. Cardinal, Joseph 
Michael Carr. 

120, Utica, NY— Walter Kaminski. 

128, St. Albans, WV— Ralph O. Covert. 

131, Seattle, WA— Carl E. Thoren. 

132, Washington, DC— Don McMahon, Ora 
L. Vess, Walter Conley. 

134, Montreal, Que, CAN — Albert Daigne- 
ault, Andre Gaboriault, Knuo Anker 

135, New York, NY — Hyman London, 
Samuel Schultz. 

141, Chicago, IL — Catherine M. Lennon (s), 
Peter Hansen. 

146, Schenectady, NY- Betty West (s), Flor- 
ence J. Reisinger (s), John G. Kemmer. 

149, Tarrytown, NY — Constantino Rapi- 

159, Charleston, SC — Edward Thomas Hay- 

162, San Mateo, CA— Helen M. Birchak (s), 
Mary Jane Alles (s). 

165, Pittsburg, PA — Norman Bernard Ful- 

168, Kansas City, KS— Harry T. Guss. 

169, East St. Louis, Il^Ceslaws Parda, 
Katherine M. Jones (s), Ralph Nevieus. 

174, Joliet, II^Harold Horn. 

180, Vallejo, CA— Alfred R. Webb. 

181, Chicago, IL — George Machasick. 

182, Cleveland, OH— Donald Mcintosh, John 
W. Stana, Peter K. Heinz. 

186, Steubenville, OH— Bernice M. Reitter 

(s), John O. Preston. 
190, Klamath Falls, OR— Harold O. Rau. 
194, East Bay, CA — Florence Carlson (s), 

Frank Cichantek, Mary L. Thomas (s). 
198, Dallas, TX— Ellis Castaneda. 

200, Columbis, OH — Harley Lyons, Howard 
F. Baumann, Lorena Ruth Kline (s). 

201, Wichita, KS— Margaret I. Scott (s). 

210, Stamford, CN— Angelina Orlando (s), 
Herman Koch, John E. Satta, Sr., 
Michael Moore. 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— Earl E. Forster, Ed- 
ward A. Boyd. 

213, Houston, TX— Harry L. Lewis, Mattie 

Stewart (s), Michael A. Baker, OIlie M. 

Clyburn, Sr., Richard H. Wasser, Wm. 

E. Hickey, Sr. 
215, Lafayette, IN— Orris A. Collins. 
225, Atlanta, GA— Charles W. Greer, Ronald 

L. Howard, William C. Helton. 

Local Union, City 

232, Fort Wayne, IN — A. Rosemary Gold- 
man (s). 

242, Chicago, IL — Adolph Swanson, Glen 
W. Nyblom. 

246, New York, NY — Joseph Ferrara, Lajos 

248, Toledo, OH— Elwood W. Mock. 

250, Lake Forest, Il^Walter J. Stolarz. 

255, Bloomingburg, NY — Adam Papuga, Jr., 
Amos J. Deyo, George Newman. 

256, Savannah, GA — Martha Frocene McEl- 
veen Newman (s). 

257, New York, NY— Charles Henry, John 
P. Noone, Joseph Benson. 

258, Oneonta, NY— Bertha May Brightman 
(s), Delos E. Decker, Jr., Robert L. 

261, Scranton, PA— Joseph W. Botek. 

262, San Jose, CA — Margaret D. Buzzetta 

264, Milwaukee, WI — James T. Blair, John 

P. Mahlberg, Joseph Witzke. 
278, Watertown, NY— Robert C. Dowd. 
281, Binghamton, NY — Ateo Folli, George 

J. Wenskus, George Nicol Gibson, S. 

Grant Zanker. 

283, Augusta, GA — Horace C. Quarles. 

284, New York, NY — Angelo Vivolo, Arne 

287, Harrisburg, PA— Sara Belle Miller (s). 
292, Linton, IN — Orville Eugene York. 

297, Kalamazoo, MI— Frank S. Duflf. 

298, New York, NY— John C. Radossich, Sr. 

299, Union City, NJ— Carmine Velardi. 
311, Joplin, MO— Jack Stahl, Thomas J. 

S13, Pullman, WA— Arthur L. Ross. 
314, Madison, WI — Leo H. Janzen, Terry A. 

Hubbard, Wilmer E. Rinard. 
316, San Jose, CA — Alice L. Davis (s), 

George F. Kaae, Henry N. Prizmich, 

Joseph Miller. 
329, Oklahoma City, OK — John Francis 

Byrns, Leo Weeks. 

333, New Kensington, PA — Charles Ira 

334, Saginaw, MI — Gertrude Evah Lange (s), 
Laura Edrena Datte (s), Nicholas C. 

337, Detroit, MI— Agnes E. Blake (s), Careta 
R. Johnson (s). Carter Goulding, Charles 
Pearson, Clarence Bradley, Hubert H. 
Simpson, Jackie M. Allen, James L. 

338, Seattle, WA— Raymond A. Senneff. 

344, Waukesha, WI— Charles E. Hollweck. 

345, Memphis, TN— Essie R. Gibson (s), Ira 
E. Cornelius (s). 

359, Philadelphia, PA— Herta Emmi Muech- 

ler (s). 
361, Duluth, MN— Edmund W. Johnson, 

Lawrence Zetterlund. 

365, Marion, IN — Paul L. Johnson. 

366, New York, NY— Anthony Russo, Gus- 
taf E. Gustafson, Harold E. Walthers, 
Kornell E. Olsen, Olaf Vigmostad. 

372, Lima, OH — James A. Dean. 

385, New York, NY — Antonio Livia, Mario 

Ciarletta, Peter Inzerillo. 
399, Phillipsburg, NJ— Glenn W. Fulmer. 

403, Alexandria, LA — Madeline Mae Bettevy 

404, Lake Co. OH— Ira W. Coon, Sr., Orrie 
R. Huffman. 

413, South Bend, IN— William R. Greiff. 
417, St. Louis, MO — Anthony Gittemeier. 
424, Hingham, MA — A. Sinclair MacLeod. 
434, Chicago, IL — George J. Frymire. 



Local Union, City 

452, Vancouver, BC, CAN— Gloria Ann 
Rasmussen (s), Jan Adolf Vopelka. 

454, Philadelphia, PA— Patrick Whelan, 
Stanley J. Kobylinski. 

455, Somerville, NJ — Michael Lazorisak. 
458, Clarksville, IN — Phyllis Armstrong (s). 
470, Tacoma, WA— Harold G. Lincoln, Sr., 

Herbert J. Isackson. 

472, Ashland KY — Edward Dean Prewitt, 
George H. Cripple, Sherman Allen. 

475, Ashland, MA— Alice M. Hildreth (s). 

478, Oakland, CA— Berlyn Swartzell, Wil- 
liam Arsenault. 

480, Freeburg, IL — Eugene Wehrle, Michael 
R. Rakers. 

483, San Francisco, CA — George Strom, 
Louis V. Debenedetti, Mike Gooch. 

486, Bayonne, NJ — Albert Barone, Arthur 

492, Reading, PA — David E. Hinnershitz, 
Leon G. Brumbach. 

493, Mt. Vernon, NY — Joseph Sassano, 
Julius Silano. 

494, Windsor, Ont., CAN— Walter Glajch. 
496, Kankakee, IL^Jo Ann Stein (s). 
500, Butler, PA— HoUace V. Rodgers. 

507, Nashville, TN— Ed Wilkerson, Marvin 
N. Best. 

508, Marion, IL — Carmeletha Josten (s), 
Claude V. White. 

514, Wilkes Barre, PA— Albert E. Clarke. 

515, Colorado Springs, CO — Charles Omer 
Weaver, Dave Moyer, Paul Earl Fea- 

517, Portland, ME— Ava G. Oliver (s). 

530, Los Angeles, CA — Robert L. Higgins 

532, Elmira, NY— Harold F. Clemons, 
Homer E. Wright, Howard L. Becraft. 

548, Minneapolis, MN — Clarence E. Os- 
mond, Gustav G. Bredehoft, Sylvia 
Lemmon (s). 

556, Meadville, PA— Wallace K. Foulk. 

558, Elmhurst, ID— Frank G. Golding, 
Harold F. Rabe. 

559, Paducah, KY— Frank H. Thurman. 

562, Everett, WA— John W. Engelen, Sr. 

563, Glendale, CA— Earl R. Becker. 
568, Lincoln, IL — Henry T. Strange. 

576, Pine Bluff, AR— Hugh Bradley Guynn, 

John Odell Raley. 
583, Portland, OR— Clifford W. Clark. 
586, Sacramento, CA— Albert W. Hawk, 

George W. Collins, Thomas M. Sterba. 
596, St. Paul, MN— Elmer B. Holmes, 

Kathryn Regina Seifert (s). 

599, Hammond, IN — Martin Bergstrom, Paul 
Brown, Ruth A. Govert (s). 

600, Lehigh Valley, PA— Emil J. Zelena. 

602, St. Louis, MO— John R. Canady. 

603, Ithaca, NY— Emma L. Juhl (s), Niilo 

606, Va Eveleth, MN— Edwin William Koeh- 

ler. Jack Edwin Makkyla. 
621, Bangor, ME — Clive M. Barstow. 

624, Brockton, MA — Albert M. Leonard. 

625, Manchester, NH — Louis Israel Martel, 
Rose Alma Giroux (s). 

639, Akron, OH— Albert J. McGeary, Josiah 
W. Macklin. 

642, Richmond, CA — Palmer W. Cunning- 

643, Chicago, IL — Ben L. Kloep. 
661, Ottawa, IL — Robert E. Anderson. 
665, Amarillo, TX — Ruben E. Hawkins. 
668, Palo Alto, CA— Warner H. Webb. 
675, Toronto, Out., CAN — Vincenza Raso 

682, Franklin, PA— Viola E. Goodman (s). 

690, Little Rock, AR— Everett McConnell, 
Joe T. Hill, Othal Leon Sanders. 

691, Williamsport, PA— David H. Houtz, 
John E. Rupprecht. 

696, Tampa, FL— George F. Shaffer. 

Local Union, City 

698, Covington, KY — Harvey L. Beers. 
703, Lockland, OH— Edward J. Biehle. 

709, Shenandoah, PA — Peter J. Slivinsky. 

710, Long Beach, CA — John Balzer, Lola 
Lee Ella Cullen (s), Marie D. Fonua (s), 
Oliver K. Weesner. 

715, Elizabeth, NJ — Rocco Gargano. 

720, Baton Rouge, LA — Samuel Williams, 

721, Los Angeles, CA — Bunty R. Kuhn, Eric 
C. Godley, John J. Delperdang, Leland 
G. Leach, Richard Crumble. 

722, Salt Lake City, UT— Henry R. Ullarich. 
732, Rochester, NY— Frank Pandina. 

739, Cincinnati, OH— Joseph Voskuhl. 

740, New York, NY— Alexander C. Corbett, 
Anna Jansson (s), Sherman Hartnett, 
Walter Copeland. 

743, Bakersfield, CA— Conley W. Shippey, 

Davie H. Landis. 
747, Oswego, NY— Anne C. Woods (s), 

Elizabeth Marie Bugno (s). 

751, Santa Rosa, CA— Basil H. Wagner, 
Edward L. Matheson, Frank D. Marsh, 
Lawrence Weems, Samuel S. Furia. 

752, Joliette, Que., CAN — Joseph Turcotte. 

753, Beaumont, TX — Curley P. Jagneaux, 
William L. Hall. 

764, Shreveport, LA — Obie C. McDonald. 
767, Ottumwa, lA — Laris Ray Smith. 

769, Pasadena, CA — Audrey W. Sullivan (s). 

770, Yakima, WA— Frank E. Richardson, 
Wyvil D. Brons. 

777, Harrisonville, MO — Robert H. Lan- 

787, New York, NY— Gertrude Blank (s), 
Gustaf A. Swanson, Karl H. Eckman, 
Theodore Bertelsen. 

792, Rockford, IL — Anthony C. Trussoni, 
Carl Nesemeier. 

815, Beverly, MA— Leo P. Pelletier, Mary 
J. Arsenault (s). 

824, Muskegon, MI — Joseph Stein. 

836, JanesvUle, WI— Mildred B. Dix (s). 

841, Carbondale. IL— Cecil L. Childers, Gil- 
bert Fred Hill, Otto Stein. 

844, Reseda, CA — Anthony Palladino, James 
W. Rose. 

845, Clifton Heights, PA— William G. Dillon. 
873, Cincinnati, OH — Orlando Kirchner, 

Raymond Kemptner. 
891, Hot Springs, AR— Clara F. Lev/alien 

898, St. Joseph, MI— Wayne Russell Kober. 
902, Brooklyn, NY— Arnold N. Sealander, 

Noah W. Gill, O. Ellis Anderson. 
906, Glendale, AZ— Homer J. Mayer, Pearl 

E. Taylor (s). 
916, Aurora, IL — Dale Seppelfrick. 
925, Salinas, CA — Herbert Oswald Boesch, 

Leo L. Brown. 
929, Los Angeles, CA — Oliver Lawson, Jr. 
944, San Bernardino, CA — Anna Virgelene 

Goss (s), Edward Swanson, Herman C. 

Rogers, Sr., Martin Gaustad. 

947, Ridgway, PA — Samuel Yorns. 

948, Sioux City, lA— Neola Vlaanderen (s) 
951, Brainerd, MN — Silas Sannan. 

954, Mt. Vernon, WA — Leo Schloemer. 
958, Marquette, MI— Henry A. Bilski. 
964, Rockland Co., NY— John A. Dales- 

sandro, Philip Beers. 
971, Reno, NV— Craig L. Walker, Marion 

A. Hanson, Otto A. Ommen, Rodger L. 

973, Texas City, TX— Henry C. Burks. 
982, Detroit, MI— Billy Ray Goff, John A. 

Czyzewski, Margaret Clink (s), Markle 

L. Starick. 
993, Miami, Fl^Clifford Naylor, Dewey H. 

Varner, Ino J. Kimmell. 
998, Royal Oak, MI— Frank E. Rinne, Lome 

B. Seeley, Zena M. Vandercook. 

Local Union, City 

1003, Indianapolis, IN — ^Herman D. Way- 

1016, Muncie, IN— Cecil W. Faris. 

1018, Gainesville, GA— Bobby Raymond 

1020, Portland, OR— Ellen Martha Lofthus 
(s), Josie Muriel Jones (s). 

1026, Miami, FL — Robert Edward Fouraker. 

1048, McKeesport, PA — Patricia Evelyn 
Shirer (s). 

1050, Philadelphia, PA— Frank S. Cerasoli, 
Grace Persia (s). 

1052, Hollywood, CA— Thomas A. Pulici. 

1053, Milwaukee, WI— Martha Zeller (s). 
1065, Salem, OR— Edward Piennett. 

1080, Owensboro, KY— Jessie P. Millay (s). 
1084, Angleton, TX— John Jacob Kubricht. 
1086, Portsmouth Navy Yd., VA— Cecil A. 

1089, Phoenix, AZ— Frank Folta, Margaret 

E. Schuderer (s). 
1092, Marseilles, I^— Tipton McCawley. 
1094, Albany Corvallis, OR— Philip L. Sitch. 

1097, Longview, TX— John E. Nicely. 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA — Dorothy Vidrine 
Thibodeaux (s). Elite Breaux Barras (s). 

1108, Cleveland, OH— Henry Rechner, 
Wanda Gatzke (s). 

1109, Visalia, CA— Paul A. Chitwood. 
1143, La Crosse, WI— Claus A. Skundberg. 

1149, San Francisco, CA — Anthony Zanolin, 
James F. Hunt. 

1150, Saratoga Springs, NY — Anna Marie 
Orisek (s). 

1153, Yuma, AZ— Olen Hudgins. 

1155, Columbus, IN — Kimberly S. Davis. 

1164, New York, NY — Ciriaco Limone, Ed- 
ward J. Lamothe. 

1165, Wilmington, NC — Maggie Coombs (s). 
1204, New York, NY— Esther Ciporen (s). 
1222, Medford, NY— Harold T. Jensen. 
1235, Modesto, CA — Leo Anderson. 
1241, Columbus, OH— Gerald H. Leeth. 
1266, Austin, TX— Martin Freeland. 
1273, Eugene, OR — Gordon L. Fetters. 
1277, Bend, OR— Bert E. Smith. 

1280, Mountain View, CA— Arthur Walker, 

Virgil S. Stokes. 
1289, Seattle, WA— Albert D. Hanson, 

Esther Maud Sluman (s), Jacob H. 

Nedrow, James W. Arkills. 
1296, San Diego, CA— Robert Earl Thomas. 
1298, Nampa, ID— Delmar E. Palmer. 
1300, San Diego, CA — Elva Hernandez (s). 
1307, Evanston, IL — John Zipperer, Stanley 

J. Mlodzik. 
1319, Albuquerque, NM — Blanche Cook 

Wells (s), Darrell L. McKay, Joe T. 

1323, Monterey, CA — Annette Nabozny (s), 

Anthony Tripoli, Carlos Yanes. 
1325, Edmonton Alta, CAN— Joseph O. 

Painsonneault, William Szutiak. 
1332, Grand Coulee, WA— Leslie P. Adams. 
1335, Wilmington, CA — Harold C. Johnson. 
1342, Irvington, NJ — Charles G. Grimm, 

Mario Fiorellino, Sarah Cortese (s). 
1351, Leadville, CO— Adolph M. Koroshetz. 
1359, Toledo, OH— Howard Smith, John F. 


1362, Ada Ardmore, OK— David S. Allred. 

1363, Oshkosh, WI — Carl Hemminghaus. 
1367, Chicago, IL — Catherine Rizza (s), 

Charles W. Lussow, Walter Rajchel. 

1371, Gadsden, AL — Arthur L. Thomason. 

1377, Buffalo, NY— Charles Schmidt, Wil- 
liam A. Meyers. 

1379, North Miami, Fl^E. Bert Gibbs, 
Maurice L. Wright. 

1382, Rochester, MN — Nancy Jean Mensink 

1388, Oregon City, OR— Josiah W. Rogers. 

1393, Toledo, OH— Alfred E. Schunk. 

APRIL, 1982 


Local Union, City 

1394, Ft. Lauderdale, FL— Charles S. Rhyne, 
Eugene J. Capazzo, Friedrich W. Vul- 
pius, Herbert K. Franzen. 

1396, Golden, CO— Thurman D. Bedell, Wil- 
liam A. Melcher. 

1397, North Hempstad, NY — Andrew Scu- 
deri, Sr.. Carl O. Nordquist, Dorothy 
L. Drago (s). 

1400, Santa Monica, CA — Walter G. Armer. 

1407, San Pedro, CA— Isabel F. Felix (s), 
J. C. Murray, Teresa Pauluzzi (s), 
Thomas J. Rose, William Clifford Hill. 

1408, Redwood City, CA— Arthur West, 
Edgar J. Anderson, James B. Clanton. 

1421, Arlington, TX— Charles S. Wood. 
1423, Corpus Christie, TX— Alfred A. Fuhr- 

1428, Midland, TX— Roger J. Smith. 
1447, Vero Beach, FL— James W. Walker, 

William Glenn Kolb. 

1452, Detroit, MI— Frank Hedy. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA — George D. 

1456, New York, NY— Emil Nielsen, Karl 
G. Hansen. 

1464, Mankato, MN — Edmund L. Behnke. 

1478, Redondo, CA — William O. Lewelling. 

1485, La Porte, IN— Beverly Rogers (s). 
Crystal Salzer (s), Elmer G. Butts, Wil- 
bur J. Shermak. 

1488, Merrill, WI— August W. Paul. 

1489, Burlington, NJ— Clarence H. Boogher, 
William Thomulka. 

1497, E. Los Angeles, CA— Lewis L. Webb. 

1505, Salisbury, NC— Vance E. Parker, Sr. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Cecil Robert Murphy, 
Henry E. Lebrecht, Herbert Harrison 
Cope, Idella Elizabeth Hamilton (s). 

1519, Ironton, OH — Charles Crum. 

1526, Denton, TX— J. D. Simmons. 

1529, Kansas City, KS — Dana Gerster (s). 

1532, Anacortes, WA— Samuel V. Vitalich, 
Virgil W. Erlandson. 

1536, New York, NY— Gladys Vazquez (s). 

1553, Culver City, CA— Charles A. Fikes. 

1559, Muscatine, lA — Delmar D. Hinter- 

1571, East San Diego, CA— Roy Schow. 

1573, West Allis, WI— Moldenhauer Flor- 
ence Meta (s). 

1577, Buffalo, NY— Conrad Bochenski, 
Frank Benzino. 

1588, Sydney Nova Scotia, CAN— Harold 
R. Mackenzie. 

1596, St. Louis, MO — Sam Lipkind. 

1597, Bremerton, WA— Clara Klaus (s). 

1598, Victoria BC, CAN— Robert Grant. 

1599, Redding, CA— Ed Jaensch, Minnie 
Rachel Piper (s). 

1622, Hayward, CA— Mary P. Ashcraft (s), 
Maude E. Pugh (s), Vernon T. Schiager. 

1664, Bloomington, IN — Wendell E. Combs. 

1665, Alexandria, VA — Lawrence A. Hart. 
1683, El Dorado, AK— Susie Taylor (s). 
1694, Washington, DC--Oscar B. Purvis. 
1701, Buffalo, NY— Cornelius, Klas. 

1715, Vancouver, WA — Bryan O. Joslin, 
Clinton M. Myers. 

1723, Columbus, GA — Lomax Morgan, Sr., 
Ralph C. Land. 

1739, Kirkwood, MO — Henry Zingre. 

1743, Wildwood, NJ— William W. Steelman. 

1750, Cleveland, OH— Abraham Wachter. 

1753, Lockport, IL — Robert E. Cyphers. 

1757, Buffalo, NY— Chester Sobota. 

1759, Pittsburgh, PA — Melvin J. Garber. 

1772, Hicksville, NY— David Snyder. 

1780, Las Vevas, NV— Frank J. Eller, Her- 
bert E. Hueftle. 

1789, Bijou, CA— Oliver W. Harmon. 

1797, Renton, WA— Ivan N. Butler. 

1805, Saskatoon, SASK— Robert Polnicky. 

1815, Santa Ana, CA — Loren W. Shearer, 
Peter W. Pelrovich, Stanley W. Craft. 

Local Union, City 

1822, Fort Worth, TX— Alva O. Smith, Joe 
W. Youngblood. Sr. 

1823, Philadelphia, PA— John F. Rush. 
1835, Watertoo, lA— Roy W. Wagner. 
1843, Chilliwack BC, CAN— Henning Gro- 


1845, Snoqualm Fall, WA— Timothy J. 

1846, New Orleans, LA — Ernest Monaret, 
John W. Barfield, Leticia P. Duroncelel 
(s), Lucretia Parker (s). 

1849, Pasco, WA — George D. Bruce, Gwen 

E. Smith (s), Lorraine D. McKay (s), 

Ted Paulson. 
1856, Philadelphia, PA— Frank Moskalski, 

John Ryan. 
1871, Cleveland, OH— Charles Skubovis. 
1889, Downers Grove, IL — Genevieve 

Kilianek (s). 

1896, The Dalles, OR— Buster Hart, Ida A. 
Crane (s), John C. Sauls. 

1897, Lafayette, LA— Francis E. Smith. 
1913, San Fernando, CA — Adela Muro (s), 

Victor M. Delgado. 
1921, Hempstead, NY— Millie Smejka (s). 

Vernal Grimes. 
1947, Hollywood, FI^-Blanchard L. 

Mowers, Einar Madsen, Freeman T. 

Berry, Lambert T. Voet, Sr., Winifred 

L. Crabtree (s). 
1959, Riverside, CA — Andrew Fiedler. 
1962, Las Cruces, NM — Natalia Chavez (s). 
1971, Temple, TX— Cecil C. Naylor. 
2004, Itasca, IL — Henry Schulze. 
2007, Orange, TX— Rochelle D. Bryan. 
2012, Seaford, DE— Clark S. Baker. 
2014, Barrington, II^Daniel R. Miller. 
2024, Miami, FL — Albert A. Sciavicco, Lem 

D. Luke. 
2035, Kingsbeach, CA — Socorro Maria Rod- 
riguez (s). 
2046, Martinez, CA— Bjarne M. Olsen, Clar- 
ence H. Griffin, Ernest L. Richard. 
2087, Crystal Lake, IL— Herman P. Etten. 
2117, Flushing, NY — Antonio Falco, Toralf 

2127, Centralia, WA — Isaac S. Agren. 
2163, New York, NY — Duncan George. 
2170, Sacramento, CA — Carmelo J. Fica- 

relli, Gerald G. Osborne. 
2182, Montreal, Que., CAN — Monique 

Tondreau (s). 
2203, Anaheim, CA — Ervin L. Schorer, 

Lowell C. Dawkins. 
2205, Wenatchee, WA— Fred R. Goodwin. 
2209, Louisville, KY — Daymon Ingram, 

Robert P. Jones. 
2230, Greensboro, NC — Tay M. Friesland. 
2244, Little Chute, WI— Jay Austin. 
2248, Piqua, OH— Betty Penrod (s), Leonard 

2250, Red Bank, NJ— Arthur Deigert. 
2274, Pittsburgh, PA— Edward T. Vidic. 
2288, Los Angeles, CA — Dominic J. Pascale, 

Luis Renteria. 
2291, Lorain, OH— Robert C. Hardwick. 
2313, Meridian, MS — Aubrey Hines. 
2315, Jersey City, NJ — Molfred Monsen- 

2317, Bremerton, WA — Michael J. Lowen- 

2350, Scranton, PA — Mjchael J. Kazmerick. 
2391, Holland, MI— Samuel Moffett. 

2403, Richland, WA— Claude E. Babcock. 

2404, Vancouver, BC, CAN— Rosina Stant 

2416, Portland, OR— Otto A. Flohaug, Vir- 
ginia Reagor (s). 

2435, Inglewood, CA — Marjorie B. Chowka 

2436, New Orleans, LA — Christine B. 
Farmer (s). 

2453, Oakridge, OR — Ruth Ann Johnson (s). 

Local Union, City 

2467, Florence, CO — Sarah Helen Blanchard 

2471, Pensacola, FL — Arthur C. Williams. 
2519, Seattle, WA— Timothy A. Scott. 
2522, St. Helens, OR— Percy J. Stickler. 
2536, Port Gamble, WA — Irving Jennings, 

John W. Robben. 

2554, Lebanon, OR — Charlotte Louise Parks 
(s), Lula Schumaker. 

2555, Port Angeles, WA — Ross Ziba Lamkin. 
2577, Salem, IN — Doris Barron. 

2581, Libby, MT— Charles B. Lundin. 
2600, San Diego, CA— Harry Seaward. 
2605, Chambersburg, PA — Kenneth M. 

Home, Sr. 
2628, Centralia, WA — Elmer L. Vanquae- 

2633, Tacoma, WA — Frank Kovacich, Nettie 

Wiggin, Thomas J. Moore. 
2649, Riggins, ID — Lones M. Meek. 
2679, Toronto, Ont., CAN— Ivan Robert 

2682, New York, NY— Andrew Gerbino. 
2687, Auburn, CA— Gordon E. Hugi. 
2691, Coquille, OR— Johnny Ray Wright. 
2693, PI. Arthur, Out., CAN— Real A. Le- 

2698, Bandon, OR— Abraham Smith. 
2736, NW Minst., BC, CAN— Harry Stuart 

2739, Yakima, WA— Merrion H. Knobel (s). 
2750, Springfield, OR— Gilbert J. Roles. 
2767, Morton, WA — Herman H. Wassenaar. 
2795, Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Lawrence Pearce. 
2902, Burns, OR— Woodrow R. Gregg. 
2942, Albany, OR— Hattie Elizabeth Dewall 

2949, Roseburg, OR— Charles S. Dias, Gil- 
son R. Mardin (s), Walter R. Bernal. 
2995, Kapuskasng, Out., CAN— Lionel Le- 

clair, Onil Plourde, Robert Chapman. 
3038, Bonner, MT— Warren L. Shattuck. 
3054, London, Ont., CAN— Lyle G. Kadey. 
3074, Chester, CA— Riley Bowles, Robert L. 

Todd, Victor M. Espana. 
3099, Aberdeen, WA— Elsie A. Young (s). 
3127, New York, NY— Faustino Carabello, 

Francisco R. Negron, James Green. 
9033, Pittsburgh, PA— Vernon P. Reid. 

A Special 
'In Memoriam' 

100-year old member Ivar 
Jenseth passed away on January 
13th of this year; he would have 
been 101 on February 26th. He 
was born in 1881 — the year the 
United Brotherhood was founded 
in Chicago, 111. 

In a letter written to Jenseth's 
local, Local 131, Seattle, Wash., 
Brother Jenseth's family leaves us 
with some parting thoughts of this 
loyal Brotherhood member: "He 
was proud of his affiliation with 
the Carpenters Union and proud 
to be a Carpenter. He passed away 
. . . frail in body, but sound in 
mind and spirit. He has left us a 
great heritage of courage, strength 
and a will to work hard for what 
we believe in." 







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APRIL. 1982 



Federal nctfon an 

niartgage Rates 

and Hausing 

Is needed noui 

A million unemployed construction 

workers in North America can 

provide the manpower 

The current session of the U.S. Congress has 
several legislative bills before it which concern the 
nation's housing. 

They come from so many directions and so 
many political persuasions that America's wage 
earners might be either harmed or helped by their 

Because of the serious nature of these bills, we 
have joined with several groups concerned with 
housing in a major effort to enact the soundest, 
most progressive housing legislation possible, this 

We strongly support the National Housing Con- 
ference when it states: "The time has come, we 
believe, to gather the forces who are concerned 
about housing and community development. We 
cannot recall a recent time when we have faced 
such drastic proposals for changing the nation's 
housing policies. Those who have proposed to 
dismantle the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD), terminate the Federal Hous- 
ing Administration (FHA), and the Government 
National Mortgage Assn (Ginnie Mae), eliminate 
or decimate housing production, housing assist- 
ance and community development programs wiU 
carry us back to 'the good old days of 1929.' " 

Among the bills in the Congressional hopper are 
budget proposals which would trim rural housing 
programs drastically under the Farmers Home 
Administration, proposals that would place credit 
budget ceilings on FHA mortgage insurance and 
GNMA-MBS guaranty programs, measures to 

eliminate the tax deductibility of mortgage interest, 
and proposals to amend the Bankruptcy Reform 
Act to protect real estate mortgage lenders. 

There are still some people in this nation who 
actually believe that there is no housing shortage 
and that the housing problems of the poor are 
simply income problems. There are also those 
among us who believe that housing is not the busi- 
ness of the federal government at all. There are 
those who believe that the United States can no 
longer afford to continue federal housing assist- 

I would urge these people to look at the facts 
and to open their eyes to the needs of their fellow 

This year, the United States reflects on the 
legacy left by its 32nd President, Franklin D. 
Roosevelt. It was FDR who told the nation, a half 
century ago, that a third of the nation was ill- 
housed and ill clothed. I was a young man then, 
but, like many of our senior members, I well 
remember the shanties and the hobo jungles and 
the breadlines of the Thirties. We can be thankful, 
today, that the federal government — thanks to 
FDR and those presidents who followed — has 
provided many protections from those tragic 
aspects of a depression. But we must not be misled 
by the changes of the past 50 years or the apparent 
prosperity of today. In 1982 we are suffering a 
recession in the midst of inflation, and we are 
sharing this recession with workers in many other 
parts of the world. The U.S. dollar, as well as the 
Canadian dollar, does not buy what it once did. 

Housing, particularly, is in a state of depression. 
The prospects for families to become home 
owners, to have apartments and to enjoy a decent 
standard of living are declining rapidly and the 
prospects for the future are not promising. Mean- 
while, the Administration's economic policies are 
actually acting to worsen the situation by taking 
back needed Federal housing assistance through 
the budget process and at the same time raising 
interest rates to unconscionable levels to put hous- 
ing out of the reach of the many. 

Home mortgage interest rates have been in a 
historically high range, pushed to these levels by 
the Federal Reserve's tight money policy. Mortgage 
interest rates have risen steadily from under 10% 
only a few years ago to 16 and 17% or more in 
1981 and 1982. 

This has slowed construction and sales of new 
homes and apartments and has thrown hundreds of 
thousands of workers in construction and related 
industries out of work, contributing to the current 
recession with about 10 million unemployed. 

The total number of housing starts in 1981 was 
less than 1.1 million units. This number was a 



record low dating back to 1946. It was also about 
one-half the number of units produced in 1978, 
the last peak production year, when over 2 million 
units were started in the country. An annual level 
of housing production of about 2Vi million units 
is required to meet the need for housing. This num- 
ber is well above the present rate of homebuilding. 

The Labor Department estimates that there was 
an annual average of about 800,000 unemployed 
construction workers in 1981. At the present time 
there are even more. The construction industry 
unemployment rate was 18.1% in February. There 
were 928,000 unemployed construction workers. 

The high level of interest rates and bad business 
conditions brought on by the Administration's 
economic policies have led to a worsening of the 
business failure rate across the spectrum of busi- 
nesses as well as in construction. In the first five 
months of 1981, for example, the number of con- 
struction business failures increased by half over 
the same period the year before. This involved 
general business contractors, building sub-con- 
tractors and other contractors. In the same period 
construction failures accounted for one in five of 
all business failures. 

The high mortgage interest rates and the lack of 
new home building have caused extreme afford- 
ability problems for buyers. 

Home buyers are strapped when they over- 
extend themselves financially to buy a home. Only 
a very small proportion of households are able to 
afford to buy a home with a reasonable share of 
income when mortgage rates are as high as they 
have been. 

The high and rising interest rates represent an 
actual and important erosion of purchasing power. 
Even if families are able to buy a home, the high 
rates and the high monthly payment limit what 
they can buy and make them vulnerable to losing 
everything if there are bad times such as a job 
loss due to recession. 

Consider a family trying to buy what we now 
consider a modestly priced $70,000 home with a 
$55,000 mortgage at 17% interest. Monthly pay- 
ments on the loan would amount to ahnost $800. 
And this amount would not include property taxes. 
It would not include insurance or utilities or 
repairs or emergencies. Who can afford payments 
like this? 

We need to revive the economy, create jobs and 
reduce social hardships and we need to do it now. 
These are some actions which should be taken: 

• Congress should turn down the Administra- 
tion's plan for ending all but a few additional 
commitments for production of new public housing 
and Section 8 housing after 1982. We need all the 

new and rehabilitated housing we can possibly 

• Congress should also act to preserve and 
strengthen programs which support housing, such 
as the Federal Housing Administration and the 
Government National Mortgage Association and 
rural housing under the Farmers Home Adminis- 
tration, instead of cutting them back. 

• It should restore the below-market mortgage 
interest subsidy programs for middle-income home 
ownership. Toward that end we should all get 
behind the Gonzalez-St. Germain housing bill now 
before the Housing Subcommittee. It will provide 
for over 250,000 subsidized housing units, mostly 
in new rental construction and also in a revival of 
the Section 235 home ownership assistance pro- 

• Finally, the Administration and the Federal 
Reserve Board should use the authority of the 
Credit Control Act of 1969 to regulate credit to 
assure adequate funds at affordable rates for 
financing essentials such as housing. 

We need to take strong action now to end the 
depression in housing. 


General President 


The General Office has 
jusi added three new beli 
buckles to its array of seven 
buckles identifying members 
of the UBC. They are shown 
at right among the "regu- 


The ofFicial emblem of the United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of America 
is now emblazoned on seven types of 
buckles, and you con order such buckles 
now from the General OfTices in Washing- 
ton. Manufactured of sturdy metal, the 
buckle is 3V8 inches wide by 2 inches deep 
and will accommodate all modern snap- 
on belts. The buckle comes in u gift box 
and makes a fine gift. 

All prices include cost of handling and mail- 
ing. Send order and remittance — cash, check, 
or money order — to: General Secretary John 
S. Rogers, United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Wos/iingfon, D.C. 20001. 

Lively, dramatic stories . . . of 
union courage; workers fired for 
their beliefs; unity in the face of 
anti-labor conspiracies . . . vic- 
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rewards of their labors. 

The exciting history of the UBC 

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners, 
"We've come a long way!" 

• Written by Thomas R. Brooks, a noted author of popular history. 

• With a foreword by Professor John R. Dunlop, Former U.S. 
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May 1982 

United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America 

to Better 
Their Lives 

New General Office 

lobby exhibits show 

UBC's illustrious past 

(left) and its dynamic 

present and future 






101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001 


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101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

Washington, D.C. 20001 


Patrick J. Campbell 
101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
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Sigurd Lucassen 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

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John S. Rogers 

101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 
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Charles E. Nichols 

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M. A. Hutcheson 
William Sidell 


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Fourth District, Harold E. Lewis 
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Sixth District, Dean Sooter 

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Eighth District, M. B. Bryant 
5330-F Power Inn Road 
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Ninth District, John Carruthers 
5799 Yonge Street #807 
Willowdale, Ontario M2M 3V3 

Tenth District, Ronald J. Dancer 

1235 40th Avenue, N.W. 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2K 0G3 

William Konyha, Chairman 
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The Building Trades Agenda Summed Up: Jobs Calvin Zon 3 

The Housing Crisis: Solutions or Gimmicks? 5 

George M. Walish Named 2nd District Board Member 6 

Raleigh Rajoppi, Former Board Member, Dies 6 

The Installation of Officers and Board 7 

Apprentices Restore Truman Home, NJ Mansion 8 

The Roots of Labor Lingo .Archie Green 9 

Logger Language, A Special Kind of Lingo 10 

Washington Seminars for Business Agents 12 

Brotherhood Fights for Diver Safety Standards 14 

Our Nev/ Lobby Exhibit at the General Office __.. 14 

Four Members Die in Indiana Bridge Collapse 17 

Noise on the Job and Hearing Phillip P. Shakoff, M.D. 22 

Helping Hands Continues Support of Alice ., 24 


Washington Report 
Ottawa Report 



Local Union News 18 

Apprenticeship and Training 23 

We Congratulate 25 

Consumer Clipboard: Buying, Selling Family Chariot 26 

Plane Gossip 28 

Service to the Brotherhood 31 

In Memoriam 36 

What's New? 39 

In Conclusion William Konyha 40 

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A major two-part exhibit is now 
on display in an alcove of the Brother- 
hood's General Offices lobby in Wash- 
ington, D.C. Installed in March, the 
exhibit was designed and produced 
by Design and Production, Inc. of 
Alexandria, Va., a firm which employs 
members of our Local 2957. The 
actual creation of the exhibit was 
under the direction of General Secre- 
tary lohn Rogers. Artifacts and photo- 
graphs for the displays were selected 
with the assistance of Dr. Nathan 
Sumner, a consultant on the UBC 
centennial observance, and Associate 
Editor Roger Sheldon. 

In facing displays, the exhibit con- 
trasts the UBC's long struggle since 
its founding in 1881 with its growth 
and increased service to its member- 
ship today. The smaller picture shows 
the early-days display. The larger 
picture shows the many aspects and 
the broad activities of our union to- 
day. Looking at the exhibit in the 
large picture are Business Representa- 
tive Frank Krajacich and John Monica 
of Ocean County, N.J., Local 2018, 
who were delegates, last month, to the 
AFL-CIO Building and Construction 
Trades Legislative Conference in 
Washington. For more about the ex- 
hibit, turn to page 14. — Photographs 
by a staff photographer. 

NOTE: Readers who would like addU 
tioiial copies of this cover may obtain 
them by sending 50'f in coin to cover 
mailing costs to the Editor, The 
CARPENTER, 101 Constitution Ave., 
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001. 

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General President 
William Konyha 
served as modera- 
tor for a work- 
shop on "Organiz- 
ing". Here he 
introduces panel 

Intent on the pro- 
ceedings of the 
conference were, 
from left, 8th 
District Board 
Member Bryant, 
General Secretary 
Rogers, 7th Dis- 
trict Board Mem- 
ber Morton, and 
Second Gen. Vice 
Pres. Lucassen. 

Associate General 
Counsel Bob 
Pleasure was a 
panelist for the 
workshop discus- 
sions of legal prob- 
lems facing the 
Building Trades. 


Speakers, from top: 
President Reagan, 
Sen. Kennedy, 
Secretary of Labor 
Donovan, Former 
Vice Pres. Mondale, 
AFL-CIO Pres. 
Kirkland, and Build- 
ing Trades Pres. 

Industrial Depart- 
ment Director Joe 
Pinto, left and 
General Treasurer 
Nichols, third from 
left, with other 
United Brother- 
hood delegates to 
the conference. 


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Building Trades agendo 
summed up in one uiord: JOB! 

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Press Associates 

In an address to the annual con- 
ference of the Building Trades unions, 
AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland 
called for passage of pending legisla- 
tion to revive the nation's construction 
industry, which he said is "facing the 
bleakest outlook since the Great De- 
pression of the 1930s." 

The 4,000 delegates to the legisla- 
tive and political action conference 
also were addressed by President 
Ronald Reagan, Labor Secretary 
Raymond Donovan, Republican Na- 
tional Chairman Richard Richards, 
Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) 
and former Vice President Walter 

In his keynote speech opening the 
three-day conference, Robert A. Geor- 
gine, president of the AFL-CIO Build- 
ing and Construction Trades Depart- 
ment, declared, "We have gathered in 
Washington with an agenda that can 
be summed up in a single word: Jobs." 

Kirkland, in his address, said "the 
best alternative to the Administration's 
non-housing program" is a bill spon- 
sored by Rep. Henry Gonzales CD- 
Texas) to "provide thousands of new 
housing units in 1983." 

Kirkland also endorsed the Home 
Mortgage Capital Stability Bill, spon- 
sored by Rep. Fernand St. Germain 
(D-R.L), to shore, up failing thrift 
institutions and "make available at 
least some mortgage money at 12%." 

"In the long run," he continued, 
"only direct action as authorized by 
the Credit Control Act of 1969 can 
assure the survival of the savings and 
loan industry and enable the housing 
industry to meet the nation's need for 
shelter and jobs." He called for mak- 
ing the Act permanent. 

Calling for government action and 
tax policies to lower interest rates, 
Kirkland declared, "In our economy 
today, we have a simple, basic choice 
— you either pay your taxes to your 
government, or you pay them in the 
form of exorbitant interest rates to 
the bank. And paying taxes in the 
form of interest rates is the most 
ruinous and crushing form of regres- 
sive taxation." 

The federation chief said the govern- 
ment should channel credit into pro- 
ductive use. "It is preposterous and 
ruinous that there are apparently un- 
limited funds available for corporate 
takeovers and mergers and for unpro- 
ductive speculation, but none for 
housing, none for mass transit, for 

highways and port facilities that would 
vastly expand this nation's capital 
assets and speed up recovery from 
the recession." 

Georgine also called for "a program 
to reduce interest rates" and for 
channeling credit to housing. 

Georgine said the Building Trades 
had been among those ready to give 
the Administration's "economic pro- 
gram a chance. It has had that chance. 
It hasn't worked and it doesn't appear 
that it will work unless it is modified." 

He added, "Our unemployed mem- 
bers can't afford to wait for the trickle 
to reach them — if it ever does." 

Georgine said the nation's 4.1 
million construction workers are 
"angry" about the lack of work, about 
being denied unemployment insurance 
and food stamps and about "attacks 
on their wages and their unions." 

"And they are angry about being 
taken for granted by the Democrats 
and shunned by the Republicans," 
Georgine continued. "They are tired 
of being wooed by politicians and 
then getting left at the altar after the 

"There is a new militancy among 
our membership," declared the Build- 
ing Trades leader. "Construction 
Continued on Page 16 

MAY, 1982 



The AFL-CIO has called on Congress to enact its 
alternative tax program to "correct the worst 
inequities in last year's tax legislation" and to raise 
enough revenue to "fund programs to provide jobs, 
incomes and purchasing power to lift the economy 
out of recession." 

AFL-CIO Legislative Director Ray Denison, 
testifying before the Senate Finance Committee, 
said labor's alternative to Reaganomics requires "a 
complete reversal of the tax policies of the past 
year and a recognition that a major error was made 
and a will to correct it." 

Denison stressed the federation's proposal to 
limit the income tax cuts scheduled for this July 
and July 1983 to $700 per year. He said this would 
retain the full tax cut for most families earning 
$40,000 a year or less while recouping $20 billion 
of the revenue lost by the 1981 tax cuts. 


The Reagan Administration's cutbacks in social 
services are forcing the shutdown of public 
institutions across the land, including the Dixon 
Developmental Center in the President's hometown, 
according to President Gerald W. McEntee of the 
State, County and Municipal Employees. 

Illinois Governor James Thompson has 
announced the closing of the Dixon Developmental 
Center in Reagan's hometown, Dixon, III. The Center 
housed some 800 disabled people from around the 
state and employed 1,200 workers represnted by 
AFSCME District Council 31. 


Unemployment rates in 19 states reached 10% 
or more by January compared with six states a year 
earlier, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor 
Statistics reported. 

Fifteen of the 19 states with the high jobless rates 
were in a nearly contiguous area in the north- 
central and southern part of the nation. These 
states were Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, 
South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, 
Arkansas, Missouri, and Iowa. 

The other four states, in the northwest, were 
Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. 

Unemployment rates increased in 41 states and 
the District of Columbia over the year, the 
bureau said. 


The success of President Reagan's promise to 
cut prices and costs was dramatically illustrated by 
the Federal Register, the official publication that 
reports all new federal rules and regulations. Just 
recently, the subscription price was hiked from $75 
a year to $300. 


Seafarers President Frank Drozak praised 
President Reagan for signing legislation which will 
return the modern S.S. Consf/tut/on to service 
under the U.S. flag. 

Drozak, who also heads the AFL-CIO Maritime 
Trades Department, said the new law would help 
revitalize the maritime industry. 

The Const;fut/on will join her sister ship, the 
S.S. Oceanic Independence, in cruising the 
Hawaiian Islands. The Independence, since 1979 
the only active oceangoing passenger ship flying 
the U.S. flag, is used in a weekly cruise service. 

Drozak said the two ships will provide 900 new 
jobs and are to be maintained and repaired in U.S. 
shipyards. He said the law also provides that they 
would be available to the U.S. Navy as hospital 
ships or to the military as troopships in the event 
of national emergencies. 


The AFL-CIO has urged Congress to restore funds 
for 16 Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys which 
provide needed information for labor negotiators 
and policymakers. 

"Without such statistics, we won't know where 
we are, and we won't know where we're going," 
Markley Roberts, an AFL-CIO economist and 
chairman of the BLS's Labor Research Advisory 
Council, testified at a recent hearing of the House 
Banking Subcommittee on Census and Population. 

Instead of restoring BLS programs which have 
been eliminated or reduced in the last two rounds 
of budget cuts, Roberts said the Administration's 
Fiscal 1983 budget proposal of $120 million for 
BLS "continues to perpetuate serious underfunding 
and elimination of important BLS statistical 

Roberts said, "The AFL-CIO strongly urges that 
Congress restore $4 million to the BLS budget to 
make sure that BLS continues to produce wage 
surveys, collective bargaining agreement data and 
analysis, employer compensation studies, and 
wage chronologies." 



Solutions or CImmuks? 

The housing industry, a linchpin of 
the American economy, is in deep 

In 1981, fewer new housing units 
were built than in any year since 1946. 
The 1.1 million units that were built 
were less than half of those needed to 
provide for new households and re- 
place old housing. 

Pounded by the current recession 
and continuing high interest rates, 
home construction will dip even fur- 
ther this year, predicts the National 
Association of Home Builders. The 
group's president recently told a con- 
gressional committee that "the housing 
collapse that we feared, but prayed 
would not occur, is upon us." 

The American dream of home own- 
ership has been put out of reach for 
all but a small minority of prospective 
buyers. Rental housing is shrinking, 
with the vacancy rate the lowest ever 


The past three years of depression 
in the housing industry has left nearly 
a million construction workers unem- 
ployed — a jobless rate of over 18%. 
An equal number have become unem- 
ployed in dependent industries ranging 
from lumber to home appliances. 

Thus about one out of four of the 
nation's jobless has been laid off from 
home construction or construction- 
related employment. 

Bankruptcies among home builders 
have become epidemic. Skilled trades 
workers have been forced out of the 
building industry — a costly waste of 
human and material resources. 

What is the response from the 
White House to the nation's deepest 
housing crisis since the Great Depres- 

Instead of stimulating housing pro- 
duction to remedy the serious short- 
age, the Reagan Administration is 
moving in the opposite direction. 

The Administration's proposed bud- 

The average price of a new home: 







Source — Estimated on the basis of percentage changes 
In average FHA Insured new homes sold In 
1949, 1977 and 1980. 

Alof-e than SOO'Vo increase 

in three decades for 

the average home. 

Administration would 

eliminate almost all 

federal assistance. 

A Breakdown of Costs 
for a New Home — 

1949 1977 1980 


15% 17% 



5% 11% 12% 

33% 17% 16% 

Materials 36% 30% 31% 

11% 25% 23% 

get for Fiscal 1983 would eliminate 
almost all new federally-assisted hous- 
ing. The budget even calls for can- 
celling unused spending authority 
from prior years that would support 
new construction. 

Instead of providing below-market 
interest rate financing to make new 
housing saleable and rentable, as has 
been done in past recessions, the Ad- 
ministration is cutting back longstand- 
ing programs. The authority of the 
Federal Housing Administration and 
the Government National Mortgage 
Association to insure mortgages is 
being curtailed. 


In place of four decades of federal 
programs designed to stimulate the 
production of housing for low- and 
moderate-income families, the Admin- 
istration wants to substitute a so-called 
rent voucher system for the poor. 

With these vouchers, distributed on 
the basis of income, low-income fam- 
ilies would compete for housing on the 
open market. 

The Administration plugs its 
voucher system as being cheaper than 
subsidizing new housing. It fits nicely 
with its free market ideology. One 
advocate billed it as a bold new initia- 
tive "toward people, not toward 

But the General Accounting Office, 
an investigative arm of Congress, 
came up with less rosy conclusions. 
The GAO reported that a voucher 
program could be "more expensive 
than new construction" in tight hous- 
ing markets. The GAO added that 
such a program wouldn't address the 
special difficulties that poor families 
or black families headed by women 
sometimes face because of discrimina- 
tion in the rental housing marketplace. 

The GAO also noted that the 
voucher idea isn't new, but that op- 
Continued on Page 38 

MAY, 1982 

George M. Walish Named 
Second District Board Member 

George M. Walish has been ap- 
pointed to the position of Second 
District Board Member, filling the 
vacancy created by the passing of 
Ray Ginnetti. 

Born and raised in Pennsylvania, 
Walish joined Carpenters Local 8, 
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1948, and was 
a charter member of Millwrights and 
Machinery Erectors Local 1906, 
Philadelphia, Pa., in 1954. He served 
as a business representative for 18 

Elected secretary-treasurer of the 
Pennsylvania State Council in 1963, 
Walish went on to become president 
of the council in 1965. In 1972, he 
resigned as council president to accept 

appointment to the position of General 

A flight engineer with the 9th Air 
Force during World War IL Walish 
flew 25 combat missions, receiving 
the Distinguished Flying Cross, and 
air medal, and five battle stars. 

Active in civic and charitable 
organizations, Walish is past president 
of the Greater Delaware Valley 
Chapter of the National Multiple 
Sclerosis Society, an organization for 
which he currently serves on the 
board of trustees. He is also a member 
of the board of directors of PALM, 
the Philadelphia Area Labor Man- 
agement Committee. 

Walish is married to the former 
Carolyn Rose O'Neill of Ridley Park, 


Pa. They have been married almost 
36 years, and currently reside in New- 
ton Square, Pa. The Walishes have 
four children; Mrs. Patricia Short, age 
34; George Walish, Jr., age 32, Mrs. 
Gerald Aigeltinger, age 26, and Mari- 
anne Walish, age 24; and four grand- 

Raleigh Rajoppi^ Former 2nd District Board Member^ Dies 

On March 17, Raleigh Rajoppi, 
past Second District Board Mem- 
ber, passed away. A quiet family 
service was held to mark his pass- 

Rajoppi gave many long years 
of service to the United Brother- 
hood. He began his affiliation with 
the Brotherhood when he joined 
Local 1113, Springfield, N.J., in 
1924 as a 19-year-old apprentice 
carpenter. Despite his youth, his 
fellow members recognized his 

Rajoppi as he spoke to a United 
Brotherhood meeting in Toronto, 
Onl., in April, 1974, jour years bejore 
his retirement. 

leadership abilities, and in three 
years he was president of the local. 
During his presidency. Local 1113 
won an 1 1 % wage increase, and 
moved from a temporary meeting 
place in a public school building to 
permanent quarters in Springfield. 

Rajoppi become a General Re- 
presentative of the Brotherhood in 
1948. In January, 1952, Rajoppi 
was appointed to the position of 
Second District Board Member, a 
position he held until his retire- 
ment in 1978. He was an early 
advocate of bargaining for fringe 
benefits and played an active role 
in the political education of mem- 
bers of District 2. In 1962 he was 
named a member of the National 
Joint Board for Settlement of Juris- 
dictional Disputes. 

In addition to his many Brother- 
hood activities, Raleigh always 
found time for general service to 
others. He was appointed, volun- 
teered, and served on multiple public 
boards and commissions. Governor 
Cahill of New Jersey named Raleigh 
chairman of the Commission on 
Vocational Education in Correc- 
tional Institutions. He served on 


the Commission for the Rehabilita- 
tion of the Physically Handicapped 
Persons, the Advisory Council on 
Disability Benefits, and the Com- 
mittee to Study Needs of Voca- 
tional Education in New Jersey. 
He also served on the Carpenters' 
Committee to raise funds for Seton 
Hall Medical College and the 
Rutgers University Institute of 
Labor and Management. 

Always a family man, Rajoppi 
is survived by his wife, the former 
Edna Mildred Hamilton, and his 
two daughters, Carol and Joanne. 


From the left on the platform are: Board Members Dean Sooter, Joseph Lia, George Walish; 
General Treasurer Charles Nichols, General Secretary John Rogers, General President William 
Konyha, General President Emeritus William Sidell, First General Vice President Patrick 
Campbell, Second General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen; Board Members Anthony Ochocki, 
John Carruthers, M. B. Bryant, Ronald Dancer, Hal Morton, and Leon Greene. 

General Officers and Board Members Installed 

The General OflBcers and Dis- 
trict Board Members of the Brother- 
hood, elected at the General Con- 
vention in Chicago, last year, were 
sworn into office in a traditional 
ceremony April 1 . As is the custom, 
the ceremony was held in the audi- 
torium of the General Offices in 
Washington, D.C. with headquarters 
staff and guests in attendance. 

The installing officer was General 
President Emeritus William Sidell. 

In a brief address. General Presi- 
dent Emeritus Sidell remarked that 
what is "needed today more than ever 
before in any organization such as 
ours is loyalty — loyalty to the 
General President, loyalty to the 
officers, to the organizers, to the 
councils, and the local unions and 
councils." He stressed that only with 
loyalty from all members can the 
UBC continue to move forward. 

and achieve the progress needed. 

General President Konyha took 
the podium to address the audience, 
noting the solemnity of the occasion, 
and that this event was "only one of 
the many democratic ceremonies at 
the heart of this union." General 
President Konyha went on to say 

that, although officers and local 
members come and go, the office 
remains, now with a full century of 
tradition behind it. He finished with 
a call to action: "Our past is certain; 
our future is to be determined . . . 
Let us forge a future worthy of our 

General President Emeritus Sidell administers the oath of office to the General 
Officers and Board Members while members of the General Office staff and guests 
view the ceremony. 

MAY, 1982 


Although the Carpenters have done 
an extensive amount of reconstruction 
and modernization in the house, visi- 
tors to the mansion will probably not 
even begin to realize the extent of 
reconstruction work done, for most of 
the modernization has been hidden, 
and the changes which have been 
made have not marred the purity of 
the mansion. 

The first floor of the mansion was 
opened in March for public events; 
the Governor is expected to move in 
sometime this summer. 

I 1 

I I i ■ 

■ i 1 

Building Trades leaders survey the condition of the Truman farm house at 
Grandview, Mo. and discuss plans for its renovation. — Photo by Drew Mendelson for 
the Kansas City Labor Beacon. 

Missouri Apprentices to Restore Truman Home; 
New Jersey Apprentices Renovate Gov's Mansion 

Brotherhood members have been 
steeped in history this year, with both 
the Brotherhood and the AFL-CIO 
celebrating centennial anniversaries. 
But not all history involvement has 
been our own, as members working 
on historical renovation projects all 
over the continent can attest. Some of 
the most recent renovation work is 
being done by apprentices in Missouri 
and in New Jersey. 

In Grandview, Mo., the long- 
neglected childhood home of Harry 
S. Truman will receive a "facelift," 
courtesy of area Building Trades ap- 
prentices. Built in 1880 in the Queen 
Anne architectural style popular at 
the time, the house has received litde 

Last year, after two years of effort. 
The Harry S. Truman Farm Home 
Association acquired the house and 
its 5'/2 acre plot — the only land 
remaining of the 600-acre Truman 
farm— with the help of a $380,000 
grant from the US Department of the 
Interior. Under an agreement between 
the association and the Building and 
Construction Trades apprenticeship 
programs, the home will be thoroughly 
restored as a project for apprentices. 

To help the project along, a num- 
ber of area suppliers have agreed to 
donate building materials, but Tyson 

Whiteside, attorney for the association, 
remarks, "Without the sizeable dona- 
tion of apprentice labor, the project 
would fold." 

The renovation is expected to be 
completed by 1984 — in time for the 
Truman Centennial. 

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, ap- 
prentices of Local 781, Princeton, 
N.J., are busily renovating an early 
19th century mansion called Drumth- 
wacket — the soon-to-be official resi- 
dence of the state governor. The 
apprentices are working under the 
instruction of four journeymen of 
Local 781 — John Butrym, Jr., Howard 
Dilts, Jr., Gerry Scarborough, and 
Robert Richardson. 

The main structure of the magnifi- 
cent Greek revival mansion was built 
in the 1830s. The east and west wings 
of the mansion were added around the 
turn of the century. The mansion's 
name, Drumthwacket, is, appropriately 
enough, from the two Scottish words 
"drum" for hill and "thwacket" for 
thicket or wood. 

Carpenters working on the project 
are highly approving of the beautiful, 
highly polished wood in the mansion, 
such as the dark oak paneling in the 
Tudor-style library. The library, with 
its vast stone fireplace, has been the 
site of detailed reconstruction work. 

The governor of New Jersey will soon 
occupy Drumthwacket, the magnificent 
Greek revival mansion shown above, 
being renovated by UBC apprentices. 

Gerry Scarborough adds a finishing touch 
to the main colonial staircase in the 
front hall of the New Jersey mansion 

Local 781 Bus. Rep. Henry Jones, left, 
and Superintendent Nick Scozzari review 
plans on Drumlhwacket's front steps. 
— Photos at Drumthwacket by Fred 






By Archie Green 

Special to PAI and the Carpenter 

All American workers from high 
steel to steno pool use special language 
— slang as verbal shorthand — to iden- 
tify tools and techniques, persons and 
practices. Such on-the-job talk, touch- 
ing work itself, composes but one ele- 
ment within shared repartee on family, 
sports and politics. 

At work, we usually engage in con- 
versational matters about TV's "Dal- 
las" or the neighbor's broken window. 
Occasionally we focus our talk spe- 
cifically on mechanical or consensual 
tasks: a faulty machine, an unfair rule, 
a tough quota, a pusher's barked com- 
mand. We are capable of going 
through a full shift without ever "rap- 
ping" about production; we also can 
worry a job problem to death, eventu- 
ally turning its solution into a memor- 
able anecdote. 

Some work terms are fully hidden 
from the public-at-large, while others 
creep into general speech. Phrases 
widely known include "he's a live 
wire" and "her circuits are over- 
loaded." Just as we take pleasure in 
wordplay and jokelore, we enjoy hear- 
ing job language in fresh settings. 

Similarly, we judge acquaintances 
by their familiarity with or curiosity 
about our work. Do others appreciate 
or deprecate dialectical peculiarities? 
We sense that digging for the roots of 
esoteric lingo adds to the meaning of 
personal lives. Essentially, we assume 
that deep knowledge of colloquial lan- 
guage gives us some power over indi- 
vidual destinies. 

No individual, not even a jack-of- 
all-trades, can master the language of 
every occupation. Old skills sink into 
disguise; new sci/fi technology invades 
the marketplace; workers of diverse 
stock rub shoulders at the loading dock 
and water cooler. Accordingly, job talk 
shifts dramatically to accommodate 
innovative life styles, but also bends 
slightly to conform to underlying so- 
cial scenes. Elements of class, race, 
sex, and region combine to keep work 
language functional. Why do I hear 
the same utilitarian wheelbarrow 
called an "Irish buggy" on one job, 
and an "African diesel" on another? 

Most job slang is specific to a call- 

ing, but some labor terms are common 
across craft boundaries. Unionists in 
lettuce field and auto plant, or insur- 
ance trust and shopping mall, share a 
common vocabulary not of device and 
custom, but of attitude and dogma. 
Does one believe in solidarity? Does 
one refuse to scab? To join a union 
implies a shared ideological code that 
is manifest in song, story and slang. 

We expect anthropologists and liter- 
ary critics to explore culture. Why 
cannot union activists, who deal with 
contract, grievance, convention resolu- 
tion, and political action committee, 
also explore their own language? One 
begins with any unusual term, and 
pursues it from speech community to 
dictionary. A worker, who hears an 
unusual expression at picketline or bar- 
gaining table, can ask: "What does the 
word mean? Who used it first?" By 
looking at the social history of words, 
we begin to uncover our occupational 
roots, thereby learning about our own 

Here, I draw a verbal example from 
past experience to note both a handful 
of work terms and a few adventures in 
word sleuthing. For more than 400 
years, English rural folk have used 
"gaffer" respectfully to address elderly 
villagers. By 1841, reapers applied this 
figure to their harvest crew leader and, 
a few decades later, miners extended it 
to coal-bank boss and to shift boss. 
During my shipwright apprenticeship, 
I heard marine machinists label their 
chief "nutbuster" as a "gafller," and 
explain that, like a fisherman, he fig- 
uratively hooked or speared his crew 
members when he pulled them from 
the water. The gaffer flopped his men 

about the launching ways or hull site 
as if they were landed fish. 

Many sharp terms denominate 
authority figures: "the man," "cap- 
tain," "brassnuts," "his nibs." One of 
the best I have heard used by a fellow 
"woodbutcher" (house carpenter) while 
framing "dingbats" (cheap tract 
homes) was "high-muckity-muck," 
which moved into English following 
the Chinook Indian description of an 
arrogant person who had plenty of 
salmon to eat. 

Carnival, tent show, and dog-and- 
pony circus workers continue to use 
"gaffer" for their employers. Within 
such shows, the head electrician has 
been called a "shanty," perhaps de- 
rived from chandelier, perhaps dis- 
tantly related to the shantyman who 
guided work at sea by chanted songs. 
In Hollywood's earliest days, the 
shanty somehow became the gaffer, 
either because he moved (gaffed) lights 
about, or simply because he was lead 

I have not heard construction elec- 
tricians call their head man "gaffer." 
Electricians in high-rise work — 
whether steel frame or reinforced con- 
crete — do call each other and their 
foreman "pipebenders" because they 
constantly shape light metal conduit to 
conform to walls, floors, pillars, and 
beams. The tool indispensable for 
bending conduit is a "hickey." Has 
anyone heard building trades electri- 
cians explain the origin of this basic 
tool's name? We are reasonably cer- 
tain of the progression in speech for 
gaffer from rural England to con- 
temporary television studio, but 
hickey's journey still mystifies us. 

ARCHIE GREEN has been called "the dean 
of American folklore." He is currently a 
lecturer at the University of Texas in 
Austin, Tex., although he plans to retire 
this month, after a lifetime of writing and 
teaching American and labor folklore. 
Green has been an active member of the 
United Brotherhood since 1941 when he 
joined Shipwrights Local 1149, Oakland, 
Calif. He has taught labor history and 
folklore at the AFL-CIO's George Meany 
Labor Studies Center, where the accom- 
panying picture was taken. 

Photo By Phil Yonngcr 

MAY, 1982 


A rearing crew, or jam crew, 
seeks the key log that will 
permit this jam to "haul." 

hese days, loggers' work- 
ing lives are probably not 
too different from most 
peoples': they go to work 
in the morning, put in 
a full day, and come 
home at night. But that's 
not how it used to be. 

Until the end of the 
19th century, loggers, or 
"timber beasts" as they called them- 
selves, were nearly all single men that 
worked together and lived together in 

logging camps. In their seclusion, they 
developed a language so specialized 
that even the sawmill workers they 
occasionally came in contact with 
sometime had trouble understanding 

The loggers' boss was known as 
the "bull of the woods." A lumber- 
ing operation was a "logging show," 
and if the loggers were a particularly 
hard-working group, it was called a 
"highball show." 

No matter how much food he piled 


The "jam crew" pictured in 
newsreels dynamiting away at 
a log jam was the exception 
rather than the rule, for this 
method destroyed too much 
timber. Rather, an effort was 
made to pitch the logs into the 
river properly, and avoid the 
jam in the first place. 



The cook below appears to be 
doing anything but preparing 
to "rob" the loggers' stomachs. 
Actually, cooking in the logging 
camps for the hardy, robust 
and hungry loggers was quite an 
operation. The now familiar 
griddle cakes were a favorite 
for breakfast. 

American Forests 


Often the youngster in the 
group, the "whistle punk" kept 
the yard crew and the man 
operating the donkey engine in 
contact. Often, the "whistle 
punk" would stand at the crest 
of a hill, enabling him to give 
and receive messages to men at 
both ends of the cable. 

American Forests 







on the table — and the cooks were 
always sure to provide plenty — the 
cook was called a "stomach robber." 
The man diligently prodded the un- 
ruly bulls down the skid road was 
called a "bull whacker. "- 

An "apprentice" logger would 
more than likely get the job of 
"whistle punk" — the worker who 
signals to the "donkey puncher" (the 
operator of the donkey engine) that 
a log is ready to be pulled in. After 
the "choker setter" (the logger who 
fastened a metal cable around the log 
in preparation for transport) set up a 
log, the "rigging slinger" would at- 
tach the cable to the main line. The 
boss of the yarding crew, the 
"hooker," would then yell "Hi" to 
the "whistle punk" who would use 
an electric signal to tell the "donkey 
puncher" (who was generally out-of- 
sight of the yard crew) to "reel 'er in!" 

An innovation was the use of a 
"spar tree." A topped tree (topping 
performed by a "high climber") 
would be outfitted with pulleys and 
heavy cables that ran up from the 
donkey engine and back down to the 
logs. This enabled the "donkey 
puncher" to reel the log in twice as 
fast, since it couldn't catch on any 
rough terrain. The man who put the 
pulley on the spar tree? But of course, 
he was called the "ape." 

The man who measured the diam- 
eter and length of each log for the 
company record, the "scaler," was 
called the "cheater" by the loggers; the 
measuring stick he used was dubbed 
the "cheat stick." So when payday 
came around, the loggers, remember- 
ing that the "cheater" had to be 
watched, referred to the day as "alibi 
day." With money to spend, the log- 
gers would often head into town 
"barefoot" — wearing smooth soled 
shoes instead of their rough logging 

Confusing? Maybe to most of us, 
but to the loggers of old, this descrip- 
tive and specialized manner of speak- 
ing enlivened their days, and helped 
them get the job done. 

USDA Forest Service Photo^rraphs 


Exactly where the donkey 
engine got its name is a bit of a 
mystery, but it's no mystery as 
to why the man operating the 
so-named machine was called 
the "donkey puncher." Though 
long out of use today, when 
introduced, a century ago, these 
specialized machines made the 
logger's job much easier. 

The photographs above show 
two types of "donkey" opera- 

tions decades ago. The top 
picture was taken at a logging 
operation in Snoqualmie 
National Forest in the State of 
Washington in 1911. Logs were 
skidded along a chute road and 
swung into the air on a crotch 
line for stacking in the loading 
area. The photograph was taken 
by A. G. Varela. This machine 
was called a "road donkey." 

The lower photograph 
shows a "duddler" or "walking 
donkey" in operation in Mason 
County, Washington, in 1901. 
This was part of the woods 
operation of the Simpson 
Logging Company in its 
Douglas fir acreage. The photo- 
graph was taken by Collier of 
Olympia, Washington. 

In New England, steam 
donkey engines were also used 
with cables to pull logs from 
mill ponds. 

MAY, 1982 


General President William Konyha called for renewed organizing and administrative 
efforts in 1982 to overcome the problems of high unemployment. 

Local Business Agents Trained 
In Week-Long Institutes in DC 

Addressing the local leaders, from left, were: First General Vice President Patrick 
Campbell, Second General Vice President Sigurd Lucassen, and General Treasurer 
Charles Nichols. 

Organizing Director Jim Parker called for greater local organizing initiative and 
promised the full support of the General Office. 

Fulltime local union officers and 
business representatives of the 
United Brotherhood elected or ap- 
pointed since January, 1980, were 
called to Washington, D.C., March 
21-26, for a week-long training 

A total of 21 representatives of 
industrial locals and councils and 
47 representatives of building trades 
locals and councils participated in 
the institute sessions. 

It was the second seminar to be 
held for industrial representatives at 
the George Meany Center; the first 
was held in October, 1980. 

The training is mandated by Sec- 
tion 31C of the Constitution and 
Laws, which requires "all fulltime 
officers and business representatives 
of the local unions and councils to 
attend seminars when scheduled by 
the General Office and that all 
expenses incurred for travel, food, 
or lodging shall be the responsibility 
of the local union or council." 

The training sessions were held 
at the AFL-CIO's George Meany 
Center for Labor Studies in nearby 
Silver Spring, Md. Housing was also 
provided there. One day of training 
was spent at Jhe General Office, be- 
coming familiar with the administra- 
tion of the Brotherhood's headquar- 
ters and listening to brief talks by 
the five General Officers. 

Among the topics on the training 
agenda were: the history of the 
United Brotherhood, taught by 
General Secretary John Rogers; the 
UBC's occupational safety and 
health project, taught by project 
director Joe Durst, Jr.; legal issues 
by Assistant General Counsel Kathy 
Krieger; effective speaking by Gene 
Morrill; collective bargaining by 
William Gillen, assistant director of 
the center; union political action by 
John Perkins, director of the AFL- 
CIO's Committee on Political Edu- 
cation; and steward training by 
Wally Malakofi", industrial depart- 
ment's economist. 

The agenda also included a film 
and explanations of the work of the 
AFL-CIO, presented by the George 
Meany Center staff. 

A reception and graduation 
banquet was held on Friday night, 
March 26, as certificates of comple- 
tion were presented to the graduates. 



Participants In 
The Brotherhood s 
1982 Leadership 

General President William Konyha, First General Vice 
President Patrick Campbell, General Treasurer Charles 
Nichols, Local 721 Business Rep. David Peterson, Local 1407 
Financial Secretary and Business Rep. Alfonso Hernandez, 
Local 1160 Business Rep. Thomas Pinney, Western Pa. DC 
Special Rep. Donald P. Donovan, and Local 724 Business 
Rep. Adolph Little. Second row, from left: Local 3141 Asst. 
Business Rep. Mariano Rosario, Metropolitan DC Business 
Rep. Mario Venneri, Suffolk County DC Business Rep. John 
Powers, Local 2077 Financial Secretary and Business Rep. 
Jeffrey Gray, Local 1359 Financial Secretary-Treasurer and 
Business Agent James J. Johnoff, Local 963 Financial 
Secretary and Business Rep. John W. Manovich, and Local 

1689 Financial Secretary and Business Rep. Michael Smith. 
Back row, from left: Director for the Brotherhood OSHA 
Project Joe Durst, Local 2679 Business Rep. Walter Oliveira, 
Local 1120 Financial Secretary and Business Rep. Larry 
Hodgin, Southwestern Industrial Council Executive Secretary 
Pete Baldwin, Rhode Island District Council Business Rep. 
Fred Pare, Chicago DC Business Representative Joseph 
Kadlec, Local 3119 Business Rep. Harvey J. Lister, Mid- 
western Industrial Council Exec. Secretary-Treasurer Robert 
J. Warosh, Assistant Director for the Brotherhood OSHA 
Project Scott Schneider, Indiana Industrial Council Business 
Agent Raymond Parks, and Brotherhood Staff Economist 
Wally Malakoff. 

picture) Michael R. Adkinson, Sr., Asst. BR, Local 1650, 
Lexington, Ky.; Ken Busch, BR, Ohio Valley District Council; 
Cincinnati, O.; Wilfred Cherry, BR, Local 337, Warren, 
Mich.; James S. Grill, BR, Milwaukee District Council, 
Milwaukee, Wise; Earl Henninger, BR, Metropolitan District 
Council, Philadelphia, Pa.; H. B. Hill, Jr., FS & BR, Local 
2430, Charleston, W. Va.; Virgil C. Hollins, FS, Local 2375, 
Wilmington, Calif.; Rickey Howington, FS BR, Local 1018, 
Jefferson, Ga.; Joseph Ippolito, BR, Metropolitan District 
Council, Philadelphia, Pa.; Clifford R. Jewell, FS & BR, 
Local 3024, Atlanta, Ga.; Ronald M. Krochmalny, BR, 
Local 1102, Warren, Mich.; Donald Landis, BR, Local 496, 
Kankakee, III.; Edward W. Layton, Asst. BR, Local 200, 
Columbus, O.; Wayne M. Moore, Asst. BR, Local 1391, 
Denver, Colo.; George Parzych, Asst. BR, Local 1536, New 
York, N.Y.; Gary D. Reedy, Organizer, Denver District 
Council, Denver, Colo.; James Rowden, Sr., BR, East Central 
Illinois District Council, Decatur, III.; Robert St. Clair, BR, 
Ohio Valley District Council, Cincinnati, O.; Ned R. Simons, 
BR, Local 674, Mt. Clemens, Mich.; John E. Stewart, BR, 
Local 198, Dallas, Tex.; Albert Thornhill, Asst. BR, Local 
329, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Marvin R. Vinson, FS & BR, 
Local 1060, Norman, Okla.; Stewart Watkins, BR, Local 56, 
Allston, Mass.; Duane C. Brown, BR, Local 621, Brewer, Me.; 

Donald E. Bybee, BR, Local 1391, Denver, Colo.; Robert 
Daley, BR, Seattle District Council, Seattle, Wash.; Paul 
Hastings, BR, Metropolitan District Council, Philadelphia, 
Pa.; Jerry Don Hibdon, FS & BR, Local 1884, Lubbock, Tex.; 
Dale P. Hilton, FS & BR, Local 1091, Bismarck, N. Dak.; 
Clyde David Hurst, BR, Local 1102, Warren, Mich.; Ray L. 
Jacobson, BR, Local 161, Kenosha, Wise; Thomas W. 
Kniceley, BR, Local 1255, Chillicothe, O.; Ervin L. Krueger, 
Organizer, Local 2834, Denver, Colo.; John Lauer, BR, 
Fox River Valley District Council, Appleton, Wise; Donald 
J. Meitner, BR, Local 91, Racine, Wise; Thomas O'Kelly, 
FS, Local 608. New York, N.Y.; James R. Purcell, BR, 
Local 1428, Midland, Tex.; William J. Roehr, BR, Milwaukee 
District Council, Milwaukee, Wise; Gary Ruhl, BR, Fox 
River Valley District Council, Appleton, Wise; Sarkee R. 
Sanoian, BR, Local 280, Lockport, N.Y.; Glenn N. Smith, 
Asst. BR, Local 200, Columbus, O.; James P. Thompson, 
Asst. BR, Local 329, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Matty J. Waldron, 
BR, Southern Colorado District Council, Colorado Springs, 
Colo.; William E. Wroblewski, BR, Local 1301, Monroe, Mich., 
Raymond Macy, Secretary, Wabash Valley District Council, 
Plymouth, Ind.; Bob G. Pierson, Organizer, Colorado State 
Council, Lakewood, Colo.; John Wise, Representative, 
Miami Valley District Council, Dayton, O. 



Associate General Counsel Pleasure 
presents testimony to the Congressional 
Committee. He was accompanied by 
Kevin Campbell, legislative advocate, 
left; Tim Alsop of the General Presidents 
Offshore Committee, right; and Assistant 
to the Gen. Pres. Don Danielson, rear. 

In testimony before the Manpower and 
Housing Subcommittee of the Congres- 
sional Government Operations Commit- 
tee, March 19, the United Brotherhood 
took strong exception to a Reagan ad- 
ministration effort to revoke or water 
down the health and safety standard for 
commercial divers. 

"The diving standard appears to be on 
a fast, fast track to oblivion," Associate 
General Counsel Robert J. Pleasure told 
the subcommittee. "We were given about 
40 days from February 26, 1982 (by 
OSHA and the President's Task Force 
on Regulatory Relief) to state why the 
whole diving standard should not be 
revoked. Not a word about possible 
improvements to protect workers." 

Speaking for the Brotherhood's com- 
mercial diving members and almost 3,000 
American workers "in the most danger- 
ous occupation in the world," Pleasure 

Brotherhood Deplores Task Force 
Attack on Diving Standards 


deplored the Task Force's action in 
singling out the diving standards for 

"The diving standard is the only 
occupation standard targeted by the Task 
Force at anytime to date!" Pleasure 
noted. "Out of all the safety standards, 
including those specifying the height at 
which fire extinguishers must be mounted 
to toilet requirements ... all of the 
allegedly nit-picking regulations we heard 
about during the (Reagan) campaign 
. . . none were targeted. Diving safety 

"Is commercial diving dangerous? You 
bet it is. You know it is ... So what is 
going on?" 

The UBC spokesman suggested there 
may be more conflict of interest than 
nit-picking in the Presidential Task 
Force's unilateral action. 

Vice President George Bush, chairman 
of the Task Force, first announced last 
August 12 that the OSHA Commercial 
Diving Standard was targeted for review. 
The Vice President stated at that time 
that the group's action was supported by 
vast numbers of business comments and 
formal submissions by contractors. 

"When the Task Force was asked by us 
to identify any such comments or formal 
submissions for the diving standard, none 
could be found, and, we believe, none 
exist," Pleasure told the subcommittee. 
"Significant numbers of comments and 
formal submissions exist for every other 
standard targeted that day and on other 

days. None for the diving standard." 

In the course of his testimony. Pleasure 
accused Vice President Bush's chief legal 
advisor of contacting industry officials 
before ordering a review of the regula- 
tions. He indicated that the Task Force 
counsel has substantial personal holdings 
in the Halliburton Company of which 
Taylor Diving and Brown & Root are 
subsidiaries. Both of these subsidiaries 
are heavily involved in the oil and gas 
industry, and both have been opposed to 
the standards. 

OSHA issued diving health and safety 
standards in 1977 after a two-year battle 
by the United Brotherhood to gain such 
protections for its diving members. 

Pleasure reported to the subcommittee 
that the Brotherhood wrote a letter to 
Vice President Bush on August 17, 1981, 
five days after Bush's original announce- 
ment of an investigation. 

"We received an acknowledgement last 
week (in March, 1982), after the damage 
to the regulatory process was done," the 
legal counsel continued. "We filed com- 
ments with OSHA prior to its Advanced 
Notice of Proposed Rule Making and 
witnessed OSHA picking up nearly ver- 
batim the industry's request to water 
down the standard and not a suggestion 
that they even read the diver's repre- 
sentative's comments." 

The UBC issued a strong plea to the 
subcommittee to hear the diver's voice 
"in such a secret non-forum." 

Creation of an Exhibit 

Experience, imagination, and craft 
skills went into the creation of the 
General Office's lobby exhibit shown on 
our front cover. The exhibit was pro- 
duced by Design and Production Inc. of 
Alexandria, Va., a imion shop under 
contract with Local 2957. The displays 
were executed under the direction of 
Patricia L. deLashmutt-Robbins of 
Museum Services and Senior Designer 
Ann Rossilli. Ms. Rossilli is shown at 
right with George Newson, detailer, 
discussing plans for a sawmill-blade 
pedestal. Below, right. Shop Steward 
Leroy Carroll and Bob Burroughs mount 
tools and other artifacts. At far right, 
two members of Local 1590, Jack Glenn 
and Jimmy Price {on the ladder) install 
the basic display cabinetry, which was 
done in D&P's shop by John Zoldak. 
Leonard Woodhurst participated in 
preliminary planning. 




The construction industry is expecting one-third 
more of its workers to be out of work this year, 
compared with 1981 levels, and industry unem- 
ployment in Newfoundland could jump to 44% . 

An average 16% of the construction labor 
force across Canada, or about 125,000 people, is 
likely to be unemployed during 1982 — the highest 
unemployment rate for the industry since 1978, 
says a report from the Canadian Construction 

Weakening construction demand is blamed for 
the increase. 

While employment in the industry grew faster 
than its labor force last year, the pattern is ex- 
pected to be reversed this year, with employment 
growth predicted to be 2% and the labor force 
growing by 6%. 

The Newfoundland industry is expecting an 18% 
drop in construction employment this year. 


Manitoba's New Democratic government 
announced a $23-million interest-rate relief pro- 
gram on February 5. The plan, an NDP election 
promise, is a one-time emergency measure for 
homeowners, farmers and small businessmen who 
can prove they are victims of high interest rates. 

Homeowners with mortgages of $40,000 or less 
whose monthly payments exceed 30% of total 
household income will be eligible for grants of up to 
$275 a month. About 4,000 homeowners likely 
would qualify for this relief at current interest rates. 
Agriculture iVIinister Bill Uruski said, in announcing 
the program in Winnipeg. 

A farmer could receive up to $6,000 a year, half 
of which would be an interest-free loan, if the 
farm's gross income was less than $70,000 in 
1981 or in two of the last three years. 

Similar assistance would be available for small 
businessmen whose gross income was less than 
$350,000 in 1981 or in two of the last three years. 

In all three categories, the program is intended 
to help legitimate hardship cases resulting from 
high interest rates, Uruski said. 


Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau says he sympa- 
thizes with Canadians hit hard by the current 
"depression," but insists his government must 
stick with high interest rates. 

Easing up on tight money policies or pumping 
vast amounts of government money into the 
economy to stimulate jobs would only fuel Canada's 
future economic problems, Trudeau said during a 
recent news conference. "You can't solve this 
problem by just throwing money at it," he said, 
defending Ottawa's economic stand as "the one 
which everybody seems to say is the only one we 
can adopt." 

According to Trudeau, many of Canada's prob- 
lems are caused by high wages, which are forcing 
the country toward "a high-cost society." His 
reference to the current economic recession as a 
"depression" appeared to be a momentary slip of 
the tongue. 


The Annual Submission of the Saskatchewan 
Federation of Labour to the Provincial Cabinet has 
the theme "Security for Labour." Following are 
highlights of the brief: 

Federal government monetary policies have been 
surging through the economy, causing massive 
layoffs, plant closures, business and farm bank- 
ruptcies, inflation and soaring unemployment. 
Labour's share of the national income has declined 
while profits have increased steadily. 

The Federation calls on the government to use its 
influence to stem the rising tide of unemployment 
by increasing public involvement and ownership in 
managing the provincial economy. 

The brief points out that while we are witnessing 
bankruptcies and mortgage foreclosures as work- 
ers, farmers and small businesses carry the burden 
of high and unstable interest rates, bank profits 
have risen every year. "In 1981, bank profits 
increased an average of 38% to a total of $1.7 

The brief commends the government for reject- 
ing wage controls as the solution to our economic 
problems and requests an affirmation of this 

The brief further commends the government for 
swift passage of the Homeowners' Protection Act 
which will protect homeowners from threat of 

The Federation recognizes the need for and 
supports in principle a public disability insurance 


The Quebec National Assembly recently adopted 
a bill abolishing mandatory retirement, making 
Quebec the first province to allow workers to 
retain their jobs beyond age 65. 

Termed a "major social step" by the Opposition 
Liberal Party which supported it, the legislation 
affects all workers in Quebec, except those who 
come under federal labor codes, including com- 
munications and airline employees. 

MAY, 1982 


East Central Illinois 'Builds Union' 
in Two Local Unions of Council 

In March, 34 members of Local 189, Qiiincy, III., attended 
the new steward training program entitled "Building Union" 
presented by the East Central Illinois District Council. The 
council plans to present the program to all of its affiliated 
locals. Participants are shown in the photo above, front row, 
from left: John Hart, Sam Martin, Gene Faulkner, Dave 
Wombles, Roger Bernard, Bill Phillips, and East Central 
Illinois DC Representative Jim Rowden. Second row, from 
left: Eric Sprati, Junior Plunkett, Bill Vandiver, Ray Kennedy, 
Melvin Powell, Grant Steiner, James Behring, and Neil Sprati. 
Third row, from left: Al Brink, Dave Hamilton, Lou 
Wardlow, Bill McKenzie, Ken Gates, Bruce Phillips, and 
Roger Schoenekase. Fourth row, from left: East Central 
Illinois DC Representative Bob Acree, Lowell McGaughlin, 
Local 189 Business Representative Bob Strieker, Herman 
Steinkamp, and Dave Kattelman. Back row, from left: Fred 
Martin, Okey Travis, Art Nelson, Carl Bartlett. Joe 
Scharnhorst, Bob Wavering, John Yates, Russell Miller, and 
Gene Miller. 

Sfewards of Illinois 
local unions among 
firsf to train under 
new Industrial De- 
partment seminar 

The East Illinois District Council also presented the new 
steward training program, "Building Union," to Local 904, 
Jacksonville, III. Eleven members attended the program, 
which was well received. Participants are shown in the picture 
above, front row, from left: District Council Business 
Representative Bob Acree, John DeLong, Kenneth Glass, 
Ronald Megginson, and Chuck Burger. Back row, from left: 
Frank Dixon, Robert R. Walters, Jim Piper, Ron Tribble, 
Marlin Spencer, and Carl Seymour. 

Building Trades 

Continued from Page 3 

workers are simply not going to be 
anyone's patsy. We'll make certain we 
are heard in November." 

President Reagan's speech was to 
the same audience and at the same 
place, the Washington Hilton Hotel, 
as when the attempt was made on his 
life as he left the hotel one year earlier. 

Reagan's 30-minute speech drew 
mild applause when he touched on 
patriotism or Poland, praised trade 
unions, pledged not to seek repeal of 
the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage law, 
or reiterated White House support for 
the Luken amendments to the Clean 
Air Act. 

The delegates' cool response to the 
President was punctuated by scattered 
boos when he entered the conference 
hall. Delegates muttered when he 
seemed to blame Congress for the 
recession, saying that it might have 
been avoided "if the first phase of the 
(Administration's) tax cut had not 
been so little and so late." 

Later during the conference, de- 
legates booed, shouted and laughed 
during the speeches by Donovan and 

Donovan, pleading for patience re- 
garding the Administration's economic 
policies, declared, "No, the jury is not 
back. No, our program has not failed." 

GOP Chairman Richards told the 
delegates he had "asked for the in- 
vitation" to speak "to discuss building 
bridges between labor and the Re- 
publican Party." 

Richards said the Republican Na- 
tional Committee is forming a labor 
advisory committee. He warned against 
"efforts of the Democratic National 
Committee to move the AFL-CIO 
into the Democratic Party." 

Kennedy and Mondale, potential 
rivals for the Democratic Presidential 
nomination in 1984, both received 
rousing responses from the delegates. 
Both attacked Reaganomics and sup- 
ported public works, credit controls, 
pressuring the Federal Reserve Board 
to lower interest rates and repealing 
Administration tax cuts. 

Teamsters President Roy Williams, 
who sat on the podium with the presi- 

dents of the 1 5 Building Trade unions 
during much of the conference, spoke 
briefly. He declared, "Just because 
the Teamsters and the AFL-CIO have 
been separated, it doesn't mean that 
the Teamsters have ever left the build- 
ing trades councils. Regardless of what 
we do at the top, we all need each 

Williams said the Teamsters want 
to use its pension funds for home 
construction at affordable interest 
rates. He said legislation is needed to 
facilitate this. 

Daniel Mundy, the Building Trades' 
legislative director, said during a work- 
shop that legislative priorities were 
preserving Davis-Bacon, preventing 
amendment of the Hobbs Act to in- 
clude labor disputes, and preventing 
enactment of the Anti-Racketeering 
bill proposed by Senator Sam Nunn 

Mundy said the Building Trades are 
supporting the Luken amendments 
to the Clean Air Act and coal slurry 

Workshops also were held on 
organizing and pension fund invest- 



East Chicago ramp collapse Aprit 15,1982 

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Four Members Die, Two Seriously Injured in Bridge Collapse 


An unfinished ramp for a bridge 
project in East Chicago, Ind., collapsed 
April 15, killing 12 workmen, includ- 
ing four members of the United 

Officials said there were about 75 
workers on the structure or at the con- 
struction site. Most of the dead and 
injured worked for the Superior Con- 
struction Co., Gary, the primary con- 
tractor for the interchange project. 

Dead are John Chester, Fred Kreig, 
Sr., and Robert Kaser of Local 1005, 
Merrillville, Ind., and Harold "Junior" 
Carlson of Local 599, Hammond, Ind. 
As we go to press, two other members 
are in critical condition — Bill Newman 
of Local 1005 and Harold Warren of 
Local 599. 

Crews were pouring concrete on a 
50-foot-high span. 

"All I remember was there was a 
loud noise, and then it started coming 
down," said Robert Gilbert of Gary, 
Ind., who was working nearby when 
the accident occurred at about 
10:30 a.m. 

Carpenter James Brannock narrowly 
escaped injury. He said that the road- 
way collapsed in three sections. He and 
John Chester, a man with whom he 
had worked for 15 years, had been on 
the section that came down first, a 
section where workers were laying 
fresh concrete to form a roadway sur- 
face over the span. 

When the structure began to shud- 
der, Brannock cried, "Let's get out of 
here. It's collapsing." He ran for 
another section of the span and reached 
it just in time to see the roadway go 
down behind him, as Chester and 
other workers fell to their deaths. 

Moments later, according to The 

Chicago Tribune, a second section 
collapsed, killing and injuring several 
other workers. A third section, which 
Brannock found himself standing on 
along with about eight other workers, 
began to shake. 

"They say it kept standing for 10 
minutes, but to me it seemed like less 
than a minute," Brannock said. "I'm 
sitting up there, and it's just swaying 

The section on which he found him- 
self was now a free-standing island in 
the air. The men atop the section 
began shouting for help. There was 
nothing that rescue workers could do 
for them at the time. 

Brannock said he wasn't sure how he 
did it, but he reached some scaffolding 
that supported the section and he 
scrambled down as it was swaying 
toward collapse. He reached the 
ground moments before the whole sec- 
tion came tumbling down. 

"I just can't figure out what hap- 
pened," Brannock said later as he 
surveyed the tragic scene. 

At this point, many other workers 
on the job aren't sure either. The 
Indiana Department of Highways has 
hired the engineering firm that re- 
cently tested the suspended walkways 
in the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel — 
Construction Technologies Laborator- 
ies of Skokie, 111. — to make the investi- 
gation. It may be weeks before the 
exact cause of the bridge failure is 
known, but one expert, Seymour Bortz, 
senior engineering advisor for materi- 
als and manufacturing technology at 
the Illinois Institute of Technology's 
Research Institute, believes failure of 
the supporting scaffolding resulted in 
the collapse. 

Rescue crews used cranes and fork- 
lifts in an effort to free trapped 
victims. Paramedics said they attached 
intravenous tubes to supply blood 
plasma to the injured as others worked 
to free them from debris. 

Artie Vasquez, 30, an emergency 
medical technician for the East 
Chicago Emergency Medical Services, 
said he and others worked at least 2Vi 
hours to free one victim from the 
rubble, using jacks and cutting torches. 
He said the man was pierced by two 
steel reinforcing rods — one in the 
chest and another in the back. 

A temporary morgue was set up 
for a time at the Jones & Laughlin 
Steel Corp.'s Indiana Harbor Works. 

Also crushed under the debris was 
a State of Indiana truck that had been 
parked beneath one of the spans. Wit- 
nesses said the truck had been com- 
pressed to no more than a foot in 

The multi-million-dollar bridge proj- 
ect, known as the Cline Avenue Ex- 
tension, was begun in February, 1981, 
and was reported to be about 40% 
complete, with completion scheduled 
for September, 1983. State highway 
officials are now adding extra years to 

Brotherhood members in the East 
Chicago area, meanwhile, are doing 
what they can to aid families of those 
lost in the disaster. Robert Farkas, 
business representative of the North- 
west Indiana District Council, reports 
that he and other leaders have 
established the Carpenters Family 
Assistance Fund at the Mercantile 
National Bank, 5243 Hohman Ave., 
Hammond, Ind. 46320. 

MAY, 1982 


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Solidarity Rally 

In Maryland Capital 

More than 5,000 union members, and 
their families marched on the Maryland 
State House for a state Solidarity Day 
on March 13. 

The banner-carrying demonstrators lis- 
tened to more than two hours of speeches 
and joined in union songs, their spirits 
undampened by a drizzling rain. 

Spearheaded by the Maryland-District 
of Columbia AFL-CIO, the rally was 
called to protest Reagan Administration 
policies and voice support for labor- 
backed measures now before the state 

Thomas M. Bradley, president of the 
Maryland-D.C. AFL-CIO, called on the 
Maryland General Assembly "to show 
good faith to Maryland's workers and 
consumers by repudiating the Reagan 
economic philosophy." 

Specifically, Bradley called on the pre- 
dominantly Democratic legislature to 
raise unemployment benefits, now a 
maximum $140-a-week; to pass a wind- 
fall oil profits tax; to allow public em- 
ployees to bargain collectively; to pass 
plant closing legislation; to reject a 
"workfare" bill; to reform the state's 
system for handling workers' compensa- 

tion claims, and to maintain the state's 
ceiling on usury rates. 

Josh Williams, president of the AFL- 
CIO Metropolitan Washington Council, 
declared, "We're trying to tell them 
(legislators), don't go jellyfish on us. 
The conservatives want Maryland. We 
want to keep Maryland." 

William Lucy, secretary-treasurer of 

AFSCME, told the crowd, "The number 
one item on the agenda of this nation is 
jobs, jobs, jobs." 

Maryland's unemployment rate cur- 
rently is 9.7%, well above the national 

One AFSCME banner declared, 
"Money for Jobs and Human Needs — 
Not the Pentagon." 



First Interior Systems Pact in Philly 

The Interior Finisli Contractors Assn. of the Delaware 
Valley recently signed a working agreement with the 
Brotherhood's Metropolitan District Council of Philadelphia, 
Pa., and Vicinity, and Local 53L. It is the first directly 
negotiated pact with the Interior Finish Contractors, and it is 
a supplemental agreement to one signed with the Master 
Plasterers of Philadelphia. 

Shown at the pact signing are: Seated, from left, Harry 
Short, business representative. Local SSL; John Gara, 
president of the contractors assn.: and Gary Moran, district 
council secretary. Standing are Charles Brodeur, assistant to 
General President Konyha; George Walish, former general 
representative and now Second District board member; Ed 
Coryell, district council president; and Harry Dooley, 
assistant council secretary. 



Industry Magazine 
Praises Local 1310 

In a first-of-a-kind, tradition-breaking 
action, Logic, the leading floor-covering 
industry magazine published by Arm- 
strong floor covering company, has pub- 
lished an extensive article on St. Louis, 
Mo., Floor Layers Local 1310 (a 
Brotherhood affiliate). The article singles 
out Local 1310 as a national example 
because of its quality apprentice-training 
and member-upgrading programs and the 
union's on-going history of excellent 
labor-management cooperation. 

"It's a cooperation nurtured by the 
realization that either we all work to- 
gether to enlarge the economic pie, or we 
all end up eating crumbs," states the 
article in Logic. 

The lead article features photos of 
Local 1310 Business Manager Perry 
Joseph, President Joe Pijut and Ap- 
prentice School Coordinator George 

Solidarity Day, 
1981, Lives On 

SOLIDARITY DAY remains in the 
news — six months later, the strong senti- 
ments made known by the crowds that 
gathered in Washington, D.C. in Septem- 
ber, 1981, are still being felt. 

Earlier this year, on the title page of 
"The Week In Review" in The New 
York Times, a photo was run show- 
ing Brotherhood member Guisseppe 
D'Acunto of Local 210, Norwalk, Conn, 
in a SOLIDARITY DAY photo under 
the caption "Social justice in the Reagan 
era: A debate." 

The AFL-CIO is planning to stage an- 
other Solidarity Day in Washington, D.C, 
next fall before the November elections. 
The big demonstration is planned to 
stimulate the labor vote. 

Convention Guests 



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In other SOLIDARITY DAY news, 
we recently received a picture of three 
Brotherhood members who traveled from 
Florida for the event. Shown in the 
accompanying picture with commemora- 
tive plaques they received are, from left: 
Floyd C. Stanley, Millwright Local 1000, 
Tampa, Fla.; James T. Harvey, Mill- 
wright Local 1000 apprentice, Tampa, 
Fla.; and Edgar Hunt, Carpenters Local 
2217, Lakeland, Fla. 

UBC Joins 2,000 
Marchers in Oregon 

Members of the Western Council and 
the UBC district councils of Oregon 
joined 2,000 marchers recently for a 
"Jobs and Justice" Rally in Portland, Ore. 

The labor-sponsored demonstration 
made plain the fact that too many of the 
state's workers are in need of jobs. There 
was a parade through downtown Port- 
land and a massed assembly at Schrunk 
Park, with 90 unions participating. 

Reps Take Training 

In March, General Treasurer Charles 
Nichols gave an address to the California 
State Council in Sacramento, Calif. 
Present at the session were Governor 
Jerry Brown and Mayor Tom Bradley of 
Los Angeles, shown above with General 
Treasurer Nichols. 


UniorvLabel & Service Trades Department 

After the new steward training program, 
"Building Union," was prepared, Task 
Force Rep. Jerry H. Jahnke arranged for 
representatives of the East Central 
Illinois District Council and Illinois State 
Council to participate in the training 
seminar. They are shown above, front 
row, from left: East Central 111. DC 
Secretary-Treasurer Larry D. Mollett, 
Rep Jahnke, Illinois Council Secretary- 
Treasurer Jack Zeilinga, and Organizer 
Art Velasqug. Back row, from left: 
Organizer Hank Eversman, East Central 
III. DC Business Rep William Acree, and 
East Central III. DC Business Rep Hank 

He's Ready for More at Age 104 

Eadie at his Carolina home. 

Pressley Y. Eadie is going to be 
104 years old this month — May 21st 
to be exact. Recently made a lifetime 
member of Local 159, North Charles- 
ton, S.C., Eadie has been a member 
of that local since his original initia- 
tion into the Brotherhood in May, 
1939. He worked at the trade until 
the age of 70. 

A staunch Southern Baptist and 
honorary deacon of his church, nowa- 
days Eadie is just taking life as it 
comes, "at the pleasure of the Lord." 
He and his third wife, Anna, attend 
church every Sunday, and are active 
socializers during the week. As Eadie 
says, "I like to visit around," and his 
family alone could keep him quite 
busy — he has 8 children, 31 grand- 
children, 44 great-grandchildren, and 
3 great-great-grandchildren. 

Eadie attributes his long life to 
wholesome living. Although his father 
died relatively young, Eadie's grand- 
father lived to the ripe old age of 107. 

MAY, 1982 


1982 AFI CIO 

Visit the UBC exhibit— 
the spectacular display, 
"Building America,"— 
first shown at our 
Centennial Convention. 


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California CLIC Donation 

Delegates to the recent California Slate Council convention 
contributed $3,280.00 to the Carpenters Legislative 
Improvement Committee (CLIC). General Executive Board 
Member M. B. Bryant presented a check for that amount to 
General Treasurer Charles Nichols at the convention. In 
the picture above, from left: General Representative Lloyd 
Larson, Sacramento District Council Secretary Warren 
Stevens, Evecutive Board Member Bryant, General Treasurer 
Nichols, and Sacremento Local 586 Financial Secretary Jim 

Steward Training in Cicero 

Certificates of completion were recently awarded to members 
of Millwright Local 1693, Cicero, III., upon conclusion of a 
stewards training program. Members that completed the 
program are shown in the accompanying picture, from left: 
Stuart Boley, Julius Brawka, John Burdew, Primo Campana, 
Theodore Demos, David Dejnowski, James Jones, Joseph 
Korso, Anthony Luketich, Timothy McManigal, Joseph Nemec, 
Sr., Joseph Nemec, Jr., Harry Pluchrat, Sal Sprovieri, James 
Skurzewski, Thomas Skurzewski, Richard Steinhaus, Michael 
Swan, Paul Varichak, and Edwin Zieleskiewicz. 

Steward Training in Idaho 

Local 1298 members in Nampa, Id., recently participated in 
the new UBC shop steward training program. Attendants are 
shown in the picture above. 



Hamilton Local 18 Celebrates 100 Years 

On Saturday, January 30, 1982, Local 
18, Hamilton, Ont., was 100 years old, 
and members of Local 18 celebrated the 
event in a grand manner. Second Gen- 
era! Vice President Sigurd Lucassen was 
on hand for the day's commemorative 
events, which included a formal welcome 

from Hamilton Mayor Bill Powell (a 
former member of Local 18.) Saturday 
evening. Local 18 held a lavish banquet 
at which Mayor Powell proclaimed the 
day as Local 18 day, and January 31- 
February 26, 1982 as United Brother- 
hood of Carpenters' Week. 


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A bagpipe musician heralded the head 
table guests into the banquet hall. Guests 
included Local 18 President Tom Casey, 
Ninth District Board Member John 
Carruthers, and Second Vice President 

Canada's Federal Minister of Labour 
Charles Caccia presents a congratulatory 
message from Prime Minister Pierre 
Trudeau to Master of Ceremonies Jack 
Tarbutt, financial secretary and business 

Hamilton Mayor Bill Powell presents a 
sculptured gift to Second Vice President 
Lucassen on behalf of the City of I 


Local 18 member Rcmillard and Second 
Vice President Lucassen with a plaque 
carved by Remillard and presented to 
the local by the Municipalities of 
Hamilton-Wentworth Regions in recog- 
nition of its contributions to the craft 
and the community over the past 100 

Master of Ceremonies Tarbutt accepts 
a tribute on behalf of Local 18 from 
Hamilton/ Wenlworth Regional Chair- 
person Anne Jones. 

'Pile Does' Abound 
In Seattle Area 

In the February Carpenter, a picture 
and brief article told the story of Cathy 
Cookson, the first "pile doe" in Missouri. 
After the February magazine came out, 
the phone of William Sullivan, financial 
secretary and business representative of 
Pile Drivers Local 2396, Seattle, Wash., 
began to ring. As Sullivan says, "She 
(Cookson) may be the first in Missouri 
but not the first in the good old USA." 
Pile does in Local 2396 include Jackie 
Costigan, Flora Smith, Sandra Raymond, 
and Billie Jean Chaney — a "cover girl" 
on the April 1981 Carpenter. 

A total of 26 female pile driver 
trainees are currently participating in the 
apprenticeship program in Seattle, Wash. 
But, not to be outdone, Sullivan tells us 
that, as of December 18, 1981, Doug 
Hamilton and Sara Wagner Hamilton, 
both journeyman pile driver persons of 
Local 2396, are the proud parents of a 
baby pile doe. 

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Film Sought: 

If you possess home movies, 
slides or audio tapes made in 
Southeast Asia during the Vietnam 
War, Dale Miller of Arlington, Va., 
would like to hear from you. The 
Vietnam Project is a straightfor- 
ward, historical documentary about 
American involvement in the Viet- 
nam War. It will consist mainly of 
first-person accounts by former 
soldiers who will use their own 
"home movies" and still pictures 
to describe what it was like for 
them in Vietnam. No names will 
be used. If you are interested in 
participating in this project, please 
contact Dave Miller, at No. 1311 
Troy St., Arlington, VA 22201, or 
telephone (703) 528-4806. If he is 
not there, he asks that you please 
leave a message. 


MAY, 1982 


noise on the Job 

■How it Affects Hearing 

By PhilUp L. Polakoff, M.D. 

Director, Western Institute for 
Occupational/ Environmental Sciences 

Most workers tend to think of occu- 
pational hazards in terms of things 
they can see, smell, taste or touch: 
fumes, gases, liquid and solid toxic 
substances, machinery and so on. 

But you can't apply these tests to 
one of the most widespread and poten- 
tially dangerous health hazards — 
noise. It surrounds us all the time at 
work, at play, even at rest. And, at 
excessive levels, it is a definite risk. 

To understand this risk, it helps to 
know how your sense of hearing 
works. Sound begins as a vibration of 
the air. The air between you and the 
source of a sound is filled with parti- 
cles too tiny to see. The vibration of 
the air agitates these particles into a 
wave-like motion. It is this motion — 
not the particles — that reaches your 
eardrum and makes it vibrate. 


Beyond the eardrum are three tiny 
bones connected to each other. The 
"sound wave" that makes the drum 
vibrate also moves these little bones. 
The bones transmit the motion to a 
snail-shaped organ called the cochlea 
(Greek for snail) which is filled with 

liquid. The liquid passes the motion 
along to tiny hairlike structures or 
nerve endings. These hairlike cells 
change the motion to electrical energy, 
sending signals to the hearing center 
of the brain which interprets the 

This interpretation — the particular 
character of the sound — depends on 
the frequency of the air motion's ups 
and downs that reach the eardrum. 
Frequency is usually measured in 
cycles per second (cps). A frequency 
of 15 cps would be similar to the 
vibration of the lowest note on a 
church organ. A high whine from your 
TV might reach 15,000 cycles per 

Just as freqency lets your brain 
know what range of sounds you are 
hearing from high to low, intensity 
measures the amount of agitated air 
reaching your eardrum which the brain 
interprets as volume or loudness. 

The miracle of hearing takes place 
instantly. I have traced the various 
steps in detail to emphasize what a 
marvelously complex organ the ear is, 
and to suggest why such a sensitive ap- 
paratus needs to be protected against 

noise abuse. 

The little hairlike cells that turn 
motion into electrical impulses can 
take just so much energy. Ordinarily, 
they ought to last you most of a life- 
time. But if they are unduly agitated 
and overloaded by prolonged exposure 
to loud noises they wear out before 
their time and your hearing suffers. 

Noise intensity is measured on a 
decibel scale. There are several such 
scales, but the one most often used is 
the A scale because it most closely re- 
sembles human hearing. You will 
usually see the scale written as a num- 
ber follpwed by dBA. 

Here are some decibels and corre- 
sponding sounds: Using as a refer- 
ence level, 10 dBA would be the sound 
of rustling leaves; 30 dBA a ticking 
watch, and 60 dBA normal conversa- 
tion. At 80 dBA, hearing damage can 
begin; 100 would be about the level of 
a food blender at two feet, or a circu- 
lar saw, or the noise inside a construc- 
tion plant. A level of 140 dBA — a jet 
with afterburner — can cause pain. 


Exposure to industrial noises of 85 
to 115 dBAs is not uncommon. Some 
work laws set an acceptable level of 
exposure for an eight-hour shift 
around the lower end of such levels. 
But studies have shown that exposure 
to 90 dBA for eight hours can cause 
serious hearing difficulties in one out 
of five workers, and one in 20 can be 
so severly affected that compensation 
is indicated. 

Remember, the decibel scale is 
based on powers of 10 (logarithmic) 
and not on simple arithmetic. A read- 
ing of 10 dBA, for example, means 
that the sound is 10 times the refer- 
ence sound. But 20 dBA doesn't mean 
that the sound is merely twice as loud 
as at 10, but 100 times as intense 
(10 X 10). A level of 30 dBA would 
be 1,000 times as loud ( 10 X 10 X 10) 
and so on. 

As long as you remember that each 
additional 10 dBAs means the sound 
is increased tenfold, you won't be 
taken in by anybody who talks sooth- 
ingly of "a few more decibles" as if 
they were counting apples. Each in- 
crease of 3 on the scale, for instance, 
represents a doubling of intensity. So 
93 decibles is not "just over 90." It 
means that twice as much sound en- 
ergy is pounding into your ear. 

There is much more to this subject 
of hearing and noise. In a later article, 
I will discuss the adverse health effects 
of noise — hearing loss is just one of 
them — and what can be done to re- 
duce the risks. 




Grads at New Castle 

Bellingham Honors 

Hands-On Training 

Four apprentice members of Local 
626, New Castle, Del., recently completed 
their apprenticeship training and received 
journeymen certificates. The new 
journeymen are shown in the accompany- 
ing picture. Seated from left: D. Kowal, 
W. Jeanes, C. Harvey, Jr., and J. 
Matinog. Standing are, from left, 
Business Representative Robert 
McCullough, President Charles Pote, 
and Asst. Business Representative 
Norman B. Harris. 

At a recent awards ceremony. Local 
756, Bellingham, Wash., honored 
members who had been instructors in the 
apprenticeship training program before 
the adoption of PETS. Instructors 
receiving awards are shown in the picture 
above, from left: Glen Dixon, Jerry 
Pruiett, Tom Peterson, and Bill 
McKenna. Instructors receiving awards 
but not present for the photograph are 
as follows: Vernon Aarstol, Jack Drafs, 
Bill Gold, Lex Kaligis, and Jim Metz. 

Connecticut Grads Receive Certificates 


Journeymen certificates were recently awarded to members 
of the 1981 graduating class of Central Connecticut 
Carpenters Local 24, Cheshire, Conn. Graduating apprentices 
are shown in the accompanying picture, from left: Anthony 
Gagliardi, millcabinet contestant, 1981 International Contest; 
John Tortora, carpenter contestant, 1981 International 
Contest; Salvatore Monarca, coordinator; and new Carpenter 
journeymen Edward Colavolpe, Mark Fresquez, and George 
Eason. Not available for the picture was carpentry graduate 
Richard Danio, Jr. 

Mid-Year Training 

Next month The Carpenter will 
report on the Apprenticeship and 
Training Department's Mid- Year 
Training conference, held in St. Louis, 
Mo., April 19-22. The conference in 
St. Louis, Mo., is of special interest 
because the St. Louis Joint Com- 

Conference Report 

mittee has one of the largest and most 
progressive programs in the country, 
and conference attendants were able 
to observe the program in action. 
Structure and funding of pre-appren- 
ticeship training was a major topic 
at the conference. 

Three apprentices at the Cleveland 
O., Carpentry Training School study a 
framing project and take measurements 
in the shop. 

$1 per Apprentice 
Asked for Contest 

Under the authority of the National 
Joint Apprenticeship Committee, the In- 
ternational Contest Committee is again 
asking all local unions and apprentice- 
ship trust committees to contribute funds 
to defray the costs of the annual Inter- 
national Carpentry Apprenticeship Con- 

Donations amounting to $1 for each 
apprentice registered in their programs 
will help to finance the 1982 contest in 
Baltimore, Md. the week of September 
12-18, 1982. 

A memorandum with the request has 
been distributed by Contest Committee 
James E. Tinkcom and Committee Secre- 
tary Richard Hutchinson. All checks or 
money orders are to be made payable to 
the International Carpentry Apprentice- 
ship Committee and forwarded to the 
General Offlce in Washington, D.C. 

The 1982 International Carpentry 
Apprenticeship Conference and Con- 
test will be held in Baltimore, Md. 
September 13-17. The contest begins 
on September 15. 

MAY, 1982 


Alice's Foster Parents Thank Donors, 
As Hundreds Join 'Helping Hands' 

Alice, the little six-year-old girl 
with severe facial anomolies, for whom 
Carpenter readers are offering finan- 
cial assistance, recently traveled over 
200 miles to see her doctor. Dr. John 
Lynch, at the Vanderbilt University 
Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. Dr. Lynch, 
reputed to be one of the top ten plastic 
surgeons in the U.S., is pleased with 
her progress. 

To date, Alice has had ten opera- 
tions. Understandably, her doctor feels 
she needs to rest for awhile. As the 
medical authorities see Alice's situa- 
tion at this point, this young girl will 
be undergoing operations until the age 
of 18. Her next surgery will probably 
be scheduled for sometime next year. 

In the meantime, Alice is receiving 
what educational help she can from 
the public school system. Plans are 
being formulated to enter Alice in a 
school for the blind in Nashville, Tenn. 

Support for Alice's future is coming 
from many areas: a major New York 
bank recently contributed a sizeable 
sum to the fund for Alice, and a pro- 
fessional organization of plastic sur- 
geons is sending a reporter to Ten- 
nessee to see Alice and to acquire 
information on this unusual medical 

Raymond and Thelma Perkins, fos- 
ter parents of Alice, recently sent a 
letter to the Brotherhood General 
Office, thanking UBC members for 
their support. Ray Perkins is a mem- 
ber of UBC Local 50 of Knoxville, 


The Carpenters' Helping Hands 
Fund has novk- reached $42,492.07. 
Alice has come a long way, but she 
still has a long way to go. Please send 
whatever contribution you can to Car- 
penters' Helping Hands, Inc., 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, 
D.C. 20001. 


The recent letter to our readers 
from the Perkins family reads as fol- 

April 2, 1982 
Dear Brothers, 

Helping Hands, Inc. is an answer to 
our prayers. We have prayed, and others 
have prayed, that somewhere there was 
money for her surgery, so we could adopt 
Alice, and now we are in the final steps 
of adoption — she needed a permanent 
home and a family. 

Our deepest thanks to each of you for 

your love, concern and gifts to the trust 

The letters we received from the D.C. 
office from you people were encouraging. 
Some of you were unemployed and some 
were retired, and our deepest thanks to 

We, as carpenters, have on example — 
our Lord Jesus Christ — he was a car- 
penter, and his hands have helped many, 
many people. 

. . . Alice is doing fine, growing, she 
loves to be outside. She has a swing set, 
and a merry-go-round; she loves to walk 
around in the grass. We love Alice very 
much and want the best for her, as each 
of you have wanted for your children . . . 

Again, thanks to each of you for mak- 
ing Helping Hands, Inc. possible; without 
your love and concern it would not be 
possible . . . thank you. This is inappro- 
priate, but our hearts cannot express in 
words how we feel for your kindness. 

Alice went to Vanderbilt March 30th 
for her check-up, which was good. Dr. 
Lynch is pleased with her progress. 

Have a Happy Easter. 

Your Brother, 

Alice Perkins 

Recent Contributions 

I, Clarence F. Domke, Timothi R. Hirz, Henry 

P. Priebe. 
6, Gus Monahan. 
8, Henry L. Betiis, Jerome Harbora, Millard 

Hensley, Frank McWilliams, James Pluck, 

Eric Riley. 

II, Frank Kosarko, Joe Veneziano. 

13, James V. Mastrino. 

14, Jaems C. Collins. 

15, Arthur Caruso. 

19, Leonard Cheplicki, Victor W. Muzzin, 

Buford O'Brien. 
22, Ray Fitzsimmons, Silvio Guinasso, Floyd O. 

Hughes. W. Moller Loswick, Maurice 

Collins, Joseph Trapani. 

24, Francis Danaher. 

25, Eugene H. Goad, Larry S. Teruya, Dean A. 

26, William Beels. 

27, Wm. Victor Smith. 

28, Vern Huckaba. 

30, Armand W. Leclair. 

32, Herve St Cyr. 

33, Bill Chisam, Gerrit J. Thomas. 

35, James A. Holland, C. Molyneux. 

36, Curtis M. Kness, Everett Pierson, John W. 

40, C. R. MacWilliams. 

41, Eugene F. Nutile. 

44, ClifT Cameron. C. E. Toliver. 

46, Robert Sibbald. 

SO, M/M C. L. Julian, Eldridge Payne. Hubert 
& Melba Rackley, Sr., William E. Siephens, 
Sr., Henry Western, Kenneth E. Whitton. 

53-L, Thomas H. Miller. 

54, Terry Hamerman. 

55, Henry F. Western. 

56, Anthony Biancucci. 

58, Joseph Deluca, Dirk Jarvis & Kathleen 
Koch, John R. Klingstedt, Russell J. Lea- 

60, George Dretske, Leiand E. Schraub. 

62, Dennis Bartolotta, Charles E. Lonko. 

64, Richard Bottorff, M/M Homer Mann. 

66, Gerald G. Raub. 

Helping Hands 
Tax Exemption 

In a notice dated March 24, 
1982, The U.S. Internal Revenue 
Service has granted Carpenters 
Helping Hands, Inc., exemption 
from Federal income tax under 
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue 

Carpenters Helping Hands is the 
special non-profit organization set 
up by the United Brotherhood to 
receive and administer donations 
for charitable purposes, such as the 
current effort to raise funds for the 
surgery and care needed by six- 
year-old Alice, described in the 
accompanying article. 

In the opinion of counsel, dona- 
tions to Carpenters Helping Hands 
are tax deductible under the 
Internal Revenue Code. 

71, Freddy Howard. 

74, M/M Elton Frerichs, Ted C. Vamer, Samuel 

B. Wyatt. 
74-L, Robert E. Prost. 
81, Patrick J. Clarke. 
85, Gerald L. Goodman, Guy R. Smith. 
87, M. F. Klinkhammer, Norman Kozberg, 

Frank J. Beck. 
90, Geo. A. Chastain, Sr. 
94, Anthony Andrews, Ted Coburn, M/M David 


99, Lewis M. Vail & Children from Thomas 
Hooker School. 

100, Carl E. Johnson. 

101, Local Union, David R. Gibson, Laura E. 
Michael, Charles F. Smith, Jr. 

102, James H. Clarke, R. D. Davis. 

104, Maurey J. Black. 

105, Frank Andrze Jczyk, Vincent Bove. 

106, M/M Joe Wood. 

107, Francis G. Zecco. 

109, W. E. Kelley, James R. Marsh, Jr., Billy 

Ill, Wm. Ratte. 
120, Stanley Baldigo, William Brennan. 

131, M/M R. E. Anderson, Paul White, MarUn 

132, Alexandrs Dzenity, Leonard McCuUough, 
Robert L. Moore, Richard Sherbert, John 
R. Smith. 

135, Joel Nelson, Herman Samet, Jack Zinick. 
141, E. H. Goff. 
146, Fred M. Samek. 

153, Kenneth Marin, Dave Merdink, Robert F. 

154, Alfred H. Greiert Memory of, 
161, Geo. Hoffmann. 

163, Chas. D. Lent. 
165, Richard L. Marsico. 
171, Wilbur Morian, 

180, Doug & Lori Peter. 

181, W. M. Maciejewski. 

182, Wm. A. Lehr. 

184, Elvin Bunker, E. E. Collins, Steven L. 

191, John H. Booth. 
194, Al Lamkin, 

198, Mark A. Vandiver. 

199, Phillip Bronowski, John Cowan. 
203, George Staib, 

206, Barney Desantis. 

210, Samuel Dimauro, Jr., Mario Fiore, Thomas 

211, Joseph E. Muenz. 
218, Joseph A. Petitpas. 

225, T. H. Cleveland, Robert W. Rice. 

226, Gerald Murray. 

229, HaUy E. Weller. 

230, Local Union, Raymond Vogel, Jr., Paul W. 
Grebner, Geo. E. Smith. 

235, Chilton. Jay Glover, James M. Landrum, 
Morris E. & Ann Ramey, Noble Tyler. 




. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 


Martha Tabor, a Washington, D.C. 
photographer and member of Local 2311, 
Washington, D.C, recently opened a 
one-woman photography show at the 
Rutgers Labor Education Center at 
Rutgers State University in New Bruns- 
wick, N.J. The show, "a pictorial tribute 
to American labor," consists of photo- 
graphs of Americans at work. Specifi- 
cally, the 35 photographs portray the 
working lives of construction and govern- 
ment workers in Washington, D.C. 

The first half of the exhibit will depict 
her experiences as a construction worker 
involved in building the Washington, 
D.C, subway from 1974-78. 

The second part, featuring photographs 
of government workers, was ' partially 
supported by the Washington, D.C, 
Commission for Arts and Humanities. 

Following the Rutgers showing, the 
exhibit will be on display at the Wash- 
ington, D.C, offices of the Public Em- 
ployees Relations Board. 


Robert Eyre, a 24-year member of 
Local 116, Bay City, Mich., is a recent 
recipient of the AFL-CIO's George 
Meany Award for distinguished com- 
munity service to youth through the pro- 
grams of the Boy Scouts of America. 
Eyre has been active with the Scouts 
since the ^ge of 12, is an Eagle Scout, 
and has served as senior patrol leader, 
assistant scoutmaster, and scoutmaster of 
Troop 142 — a position he holds cur- 
rently. Eyre has also served as a round- 
table commissioner for the Shoreline Dis- 
trict of Lake Huron Area Council, and 
has received his Wood Badge, and the 
Silver Beaver Award — the highest award 
a volunteer can receive. According to 
his wife. Eyre uses his time off from his 
superintendent's job every summer to 
spend a week at camp with his troop. 

George Meany Award Recipient Robert 
Eyre is shown above, left, receiving 
award from Ambrose Reif, AFL-CIO 
Bay County Labor Council president. 


John F. Tobin, Jr., son of Business 
Representative Jack Tobin, Local 124, 
Passaic County and Vicinity, N.J., re- 
cently achieved Eagle Scout status, the 
highest level of Boy Scouting. Among the 
well-wishers was New Jersey Senator Bill 
Bradley, who wrote, "It is important for 
young people to demonstrate such qual- 
ities as dedication, leadership, honesty, 
and integrity. These qualities distinguish 
John F. Tobin as a person of whom his 
parents, his friends and I, as your Sen- 
ator, can be proud." 

Following graduation from high 
school this year, John, Jr., will be at- 
tending, by Congressional appointment. 
Kings Point Merchant Marine Academy. 


Thomas B. Waller, son of 20-year 
member Thomas J. Waller, was recently 
chosen by Local 16, Springfield, 111., as 
the 1981 recipient of Local 16's Earl 
Welch memorial 
scholarship. The 
$1,000.00 scholarship 
is renewable each 
year, for four years, 
as long as the re- 
cipient remains a 
full-time student at 
an accredited uni- 
versity, college, or 
trade school. 

Young Waller will 
gradute from Porta 
High School, Petersburg, 111., this spring, 
and has been accepted by Southern Illi- 
nois University, Carbondale, 111. He plans 
to major in Agriculture. 


William Angle, Local 180, Vallejo, 
Calif.; Wilbur Augenstein, Local 1014, 
Warren, Pa.; and Anthony DeNito, 
Local 993, Miami, Fla., are all proud 
recipients of a 1982 AFL-CIO Wood 
Badge Scholarship, enabling them to at- 
tend the Boy Scout leaders' Wood Badge 
training course. 

With practical experience in outdoor 
living, the scout leaders undergo training 
to demonstrate the aims and methods of 
Scouting. Wood Badge courses provide 
an advanced type of leadership develop- 
ment for Scoutmasters, assistant Scout- 
masters, troop committee members, com- 
missioners, and other Scouters. 



hang it up! 

Clamp these heavy 
duty, non-stretch 
suspenders to your 
nail bags or tool 
belt and you'll feel 
like you are floating 
on air. They take all 
the weight off your 
hips and place the 
load on your 
shoulders. Made of 
soft, comfortable 2" 
wide nylon. Adjust 
to fit all sizes. 


Try them for 15 days, if not completely 
satisfied return for full refund. Don't be 
miserable another day, order now. 

Please specify color: 

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Please rush "HANG IT UP" suspenders at 
$19.95 each includes postage & handling 
California residents add 6%% sales tax 
($1.20), Canada residents please send U.S. 

NAME ^^_^_ 



Norman Clifton, 
member, Local 1622, 
Hayward, Calif. 
(Patent Pending) 

Please give street address for prompt delivery. 

Surprise Dad on Father's Day 

T-Shirts (wliite with blue trim) which say 
"IVIy Dad Is a Union Carpenter" or "IVIy 
Dad Is a Union IVIillwright (Youth sizes, 
large 14-16) or "My Daddy Is a Union 
Carpenter" or "IVIy Daddy Is a Union Mill- 
wright (Youth sizes, small 6-8 and medium 
10-12) can be ordered in time for Father's 
Day, June 20. The price: $3.75 each. 

Send cash, check, or money order to: 
General Secretary John Rogers, United 
Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of 
America, 101 Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. 

MAY, 1982 


Buying a car can be a complicated 
adventure, or a frustrating ordeal, de- 
pending upon how well prepared you are 
before you go into a dealership to make 
a purchase. The following is a summary 
of what to watch for and how to pre- 
pare for the sales pitch, compiled from 
the advice of former car salesmen Remar 
"Bubba" Sutton, the author of Don't Get 
Taken Every Time: The Insider's Guide 
to Buying Your Next Car. 

Take it from an ex-car salesman — - 
the auto sales business is a "tricky 
and complex maze," and only the 
knowledgeable can negotiate success- 
fully. But with a bit of pre-planning, 
both you and your salesman can come 
out winners. 

First of all, if you're trading in your 
old car, find out the wholesale value of 
the car before you drive up to the 
new-car showroom by getting pur- 
chase offers from other car dealers, 
new and used. Once you have an idea 
of your car's value, you are in a better 
position to judge your salesman's 

And "don't forget to dicker. ... If 
they say $4,500, ask for $5,000, and 
maybe settle for $4,700." According 
to Sutton, relying on "Blue Book" 
prices is a sure sign that "you're a 
sucker. . . . These books are simply 
the average prices for which particular 
cars have been selling at various used 
car sales around the country." 

If you're willing to make the effort, 
put an ad in the paper and try to sell 
the car yourself. Once you know the 
wholesale price, you can add the same 
kind of profit a dealer would expect — 
often several hundred dollars. "A 
nice, low-mileage, medium-sized car 
is worth anything you ask. The most- 
wanted cars are those you can buy for 
$2,000 to $3,000." 

Secondly, arrange for financing be- 
fore you go to the dealership. If you 
belong to a credit union, this is prob- 
ably where you'll find the best rate. 
Check into bank loans next, only con- 
sidering dealership terms as a last 
resort as dealership financing costs 
tend to be higher. Also arrive at a 
Continued on Page 27 

Buying, Selling, Trading 
The Family Chariot 

Tactics of a Car Salesman 

As run in a special section of The 
Washington Post, Sutton details what 
you should watch for: 

"Virtually every car dealer in 
America will sell you a car for less," 
says author Remar Sutton. "All you 
have to do is ask. And know a few 
things in the process, like how to 
handle salesmen." Among the tactics 
he says you should watch for: 

y The Demo Ride: You should 
test-drive a car, but remember the 
salesman figures "you've got to like 
the scent of new plush, and he hopes 
your reason will be smothered under 
all this beauty and comfort." 

y The T.O. (Turn Over) System: 
The salesman can't get you to bite, so 
he calls in the sales manager who 
then turns you over to the general 
manager to dicker some more — on the 
theory that "a fresh face can do 
miracles." You are so worn down, 
you buy just to get out of the place. 
Tell the salesman "you would prefer 
to deal with him alone or not at all." 

• Getting a Deposit: Often sales- 
men will attempt to get a deposit 
during the negotiation, which means 

you probably are less likely to walk 
away without buying. Don't make a 
deposit, says Sutton, until your offer 
on a car has final approval from the 

• The Raise: The salesman agrees 
to a deal but comes back a few 
minutes later to tell you his boss 
won't sign unless you pay a few 
bucks more. Don't fall for it. 

• Lowballing (or Highballing): 
You are shopping several show- 
rooms. On your way out, one dealer 
quotes you a price he knows no one 
else can match. You come back 
exhausted from your search to find 
that price no longer holds, but you 
buy anyway to end it all. 

• Sales Promotions: "The prices 
may not really be lower," says Sutton, 
"but the pressure to sell is greater. At 
sale times a good bargainer may not 
get a better deal but may have an 
easier time negotiating that deal." 

• Ads: Read them carefully. The 
low-cost lure may apply to only one 
or two specific cars on the lot. The 
sales staff will try to get you to buy 
something else. 




Continued from Page 26 

price limit — and what size payments 
you can handle — before going into 
the showroom rather than choosing a 
car first and then trying to figure out 
how you can meet the payments. 

And as a last preparatory step, find 
some specific cars that "fit your 
needs," and then figure as closely as 
you can what these cars actually cost 
the dealer. This can be done by check- 
ing the manufacturer's window stick- 
er, and then comparing the prices with 
the latest edition of Edmund's Car 
Prices Buyer's Guide (available in 
many bookstores.) "Have your facts 
on paper. ... If you know the true 
wholesale value of your terms before 
you shop, salesmen won't be able to 
lead you on some mini-safari around 
their lot." 

Toll-Free Numbers 
For Consumer Aid 

The U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs, 
the American Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, and the Consumer Information 
Center have developed a pocket-sized 
booklet listing toll-free telephone num- 
bers for federal and state consumer 
services. For a free copy of "Direct 
Contacts for Consumers," send a post- 
card with your name and address to: 
Consumer Information Center, Dept. 
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protections against workplace hazards. 
The sessions will be held in Washington, 
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In announcing the national conference. 
Federation President Lane Kirkland noted 
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of the Occupational Safety & Health and 
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campaign to do away with the proper 
and necessary regulation of business." 

Kirkland pinpointed several areas where 
the Administration has moved to under- 
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enforcement, shutdowns of local OSHA 
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Methuselah ate what he found 
on his plate, and never as people 
do now. 

Did he note the amount of the 
calorie count, he ate it because it 
was chow; 

He wasn't disturbed as at dinner 
he sat, consuming a roast or a pie. 

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He cheerfully chewed every spe- 
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Lest his health might be hurt by 
some fancy dessert, and he lived 
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Local 19, Detroit, Mich. 



CUSTOMER: What does "shrink 
resistant" mean on these socks? 

CLERK: It means, sir, that they do 
shrink — but they don't want to. 


Internationally known evangelist 
Billy Graham tells a favorite story 
about another evangelist who was 
preaching about the dignity of 

"But the Lord has seen to It," said 
the preacher, "that you don't have 
to labor every day. Because of 
Moses, you have Saturday off and 
thanks to Jesus you have Sunday 
off. Isn't that wonderful?" 

At the rear of the church, a voice 
exclaimed, "Sure is . . . five more 
Jewish boys like that and we'd 
never have to work." 



Then there was the case of a 
doctor who wanted his patient 
given a combination antibiotic and 
local anesthetic to relieve an aching 
right ear. The doctor wrote Instruc- 
tions that the eardrops be put in 
the "R ear," neglecting to put a 
period after the letter R. 

A nurse dutifully applied the 
drops to the patient's rear on three 



"I hate to complain about the 
service from the post office," la- 
mented one neighbor to another, 
"but last spring I ordered some 
seeds and this morning, the mail 
carrier delivered a packet of pump- 

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I once knew a girl oh so small 
Who married 300-pound Paul. 
She was so endearing. 
But she kept disappearing. 
Behind the groom, she wasn't at all! 
— Murriel H. Beaulieu 
Nashua, N. H. 


Two retired carpenters were dis- 
cussing whether or not heaven has 
a carpenter shop. They came to an 
agreement tfiat the first one to go 
would come back and let the other 
one know. 

Joe died first and the next night 
his friend Bill was awakened by a 
rapping on his bed. There was the 
ghostly figure of Joe standing be- 
fore him. 

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good news and some bad news." 

"What's the bad news?" Bill 
asked. "No carpenter shop?" 

"That's the good news," said 
Joe, "The bad news Is they don't 
have a foreman in it." 

"That's not too bad," said Bill, 
whereas Joe replied: "You're It on 

— J. Pieczynski 

Local 141, Chicago, III. 


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FRIEND: Mine either. He won't 
operate unless he really needs the 


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TOM: We'll have to stop the car. 
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We Hear From Some 'Old Timers' 

Collectively, 92-year-old Adolph Schnake and 82-year-old 
Richard Schnake represent 130 years of Brotherhood service. 
Both members of Local 357, Centralia, III., Adolph has been 
a member for 68 years; his nephew, Richard, has been a 
member for 62 years. The pictures at the top show Adolph 
with an example of his handiwork — a cabinet he made for his 
wife. The lower picture, shows Richard taking a breather 
from his work bench. He currently constructs gun racks. 

D. L. Bruce, Local 483, San Francisco, Calif., is 
95 years old. Bruce has been a member for 77 years, 
and he thinks that may be a record. We ask our 
readers: Is it? 

Following is an excerpt from a letter which Bruce 
sent to Bay Counties District Council President and 
Local 483 Financial Secretary Russ Pool: 

Dear Brother Pool, 

This is a story of how, as a young fellow, I started to learn 
the trade of carpentry. Way back in 1905, I became an 
apprentice in Brooklyn, Mass. My Father died when I was 5 
years old, leaving my mother with 6 children to look after. 
My oldest brother, then 17-years-old, said the family would all 
work. . . . He thought a building trade was a good one to get 
into, and three of the boys became carpenters. . . . With a 
good deal of struggle we all got along through the hard times. 

In 1907 , after the earthquake in San Francisco, my brother 
William sent for my older brother and me. He said there was 
a lot of rebuilding going on in San Francisco, and there was 
plenty of work. 1 brought my membership card with me and 
joined Local 483 of the Carpenters Union. . . . The slogan at 
that time was United Brotherhood of Carpenters — United We 
Stand, Divided We Fall. I am pleased to have been a part of 
Labor's sturggle to make wages more equal and life better for 
America's labor. I have watched the unions raise the standards 
of the American home. They have helped make this a land of 
great opportunity with more money and freedom for all. . . . 
[Now] it is Inflation we must battle before it becomes a 
Frankenstein that will destroy us all. We need to appreciate 
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A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 

New Orleans, La. — Picture No. 3 

New Orleans, La. — Picture No. 2 
MAY, 1982 

New Orleans, La. — Picture No. 5 


On November 7, 1981, Local 1931 honored 
members with 25 and more years of service 
at a service award banquet. Business Repre- 
sentative Anthony Cucchero and International 
Representative Gene Hill made the award 
presentations. Members receiving awards are 
shown in the accompanying pictures. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: IVlack Knobloch, Grady Bell, 
John Guerra, Thomas Walton, and Warren 
Nunez. Back row, from left: C. E. Greene, 
O'Neal Alfonso, Gerald Andry, Charles Soultant, 
E. W. Patrick, Jonal Leopold, David Clark, and 
Oscar Davis. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Ted Hammers, Alley Rome, 
Marvin Gibson, Vincent Cuccia, Albert Andry, 
and Alvin Koerkel. Back row, from left: Sam 
Lucido, Joseph Saltalmacchia, Orson Zingler- 
son, Leroy Garcia, Lucien Boudro, Calvin Carlin, 
Irwin Joubert, Robert Pell, and E. J. Guerra. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Elmore Poirrier, Marshall Webre, Byron 
Hudgins and Earl Siles. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, from 
left: George Dantin, William Chancey, Gilbert 
Andry, Vincent Casey, and William Stapp. 

Picture No. 5 shows 48-year member Sam 
Lewis (middle) being congratulated by Business 
Representative Anthony Cucchero (right) and 
International Representative Gene Hill (left) 
for his many years of service to the United 



Local 106 recently held a pin presentation 
ceremony for members having 25 years of 
membership. Award recipients are shown in 
the accompanying picture, from left: Eugene 
Buchman, Sherman Robbins, Dalton White, 
Charles E. Robbins, Jr., Robert Zimmerman, 
and Milo Lincoln. 

Hillsboro, Ore. — Picture No. 1 


Local 2130 recently held a buffet and pin 
presentation ceremony for members with 20 
to 40 years of service to the Brotherhood. 
Members who received awards are pictured in 
the accompanying photographs. 

Picture No. 1 shows, from left: Oregon State 
District Council Executive Secretary Marvin 
Hall; Local 2130 Financial Secretary Marion 
E. WardlO; 40-year member Marcel J. Moret; 
and Local 2130 President pro-tern Eldo (Brick) 

40-year members not pictured are as follows: 
Ray Dolan, J. A. Olovson, and P. R. Stark. 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, from 
left: Howard Gardner, Carl Hoffman, Darrell 
Kent, Cliff Lane, R. A. Morgan, Russell Rice, 
John Spreng, Leo Wilson, and President 
pro-tern Nofziger. 

Picture No. 3 shows 30-year members, from 
left: Lue B. Cunningham, John Billings, William 
Graber, Donald Helms, Eldon McCann, William 
Shull, Ed Vanderznaden, and Financial 
Secretary Wardle. 

30-year member A. J. Vanderzanden is not 

Picture No. 4 shows 25-year members, from 
left: Oregon State Executive Secretary Hall, 
Kenneth Barton, Tom Clapshaw, Charles (Red) 
Linden, Howard Naylor, Harold O'Neel, Thoralf 
Refsland, and Willard Roberts. 

Picture No. 5 shows 20-year members, from 
left: President pro-tem Nofziger, Harold G. 
Brown, Bjorn Clausen, Gyle Hodson, Harold 
Mael, Sr., Willard G. Matney, Charles T. 
Meeker, and B. C. Stecher. 

Hillsboro, Ore. — Picture No. 3 

Hillsboro, Ore. — Picture No. 4 

Hillsboro, Ore. — Picture No. 5 




On December 2, 1981, in conjunction with its annual Christmas party, Local 13 awarded 
service pins to members with 25 years of service. Members shown in the accompanying 
picture are as follows: Carmen Cardamone, Charles Coykendall, Harold L Davis, John 
Fitzgerald, Michael J. Galagher, John Gaughten, Thomas R. June, Joseph A. Krozel, Russell 
J. La Croix, Andrew R. Monas, Jr., Carmen J. Napolitano, Michael A. Natale, Jerry A. 
Permoda, John Radivoy, William Salus, John C. Starzec, Michael E. Teper, Edward R. 
Wilczynski, and Anthony Capron. 

25-year members eligible for pins but not present for the picture are as follows: Edgar 
J. Bauer, Patrick J. Burke, Louis F. Cairo, Edward F. Chiapetta, James Coyle, Dave Engel, 
Ralph M. Fisher, Carl J. Halper, William R. Hill, Michael E. Hopkins, Donald P. Jackowiak, 
Henry S. Kasprzak, Thomas Keady, and James J. Kozak. 


Local 993 recently held its annual pin 
presentation ceremony for members with 25 
or more years of service to the brotherhood. 
Fourth District Board Member Harold Lewis 
presented the awards to the following eligible 

Picture No. 1 shows, front row, from left: 
25-year members George Elias, Robert Hood, 
Olivi Juuti, Harold Stapp, and Fourth District 
Board Member Harold Lewis. 

Second row, from left: 30-year members Bob 
Shelton, Wallace S. Bray, H. F. Wade, Gilford 
York, and Business Representative Ken 

Picture No. 2 shows 35-year members, 
front row, from left: Lloyd Lady, B. T. Russell, 
Gaston Hebert, Osmond C. Russell, Robert 
Jenkinson, Sid Weinstine, and George Williams. 

Second row, from left: Larry Groom, Eldon 
Schraeder, Ernest Herron, Tom Underwood, E. 
Jimmy Jones, 0. C. Jones, and Paul Joscsak. 

Third row, from left: George Alderman, 
Menis Anderson, Walter Banasiak, Jack Benson, 
Ray Bessell, Executive Board Member Lewis, 
and Roy Downey. 

Picture No. 3 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: Business Representative 
Berghuis, Milford Olson, Anthony Zamper, Bill 
Underwood, Robert Ward, and Executive Board 
Member Lewis. 

Second row, from left: Oreste Casalini, Joe 
Edenfield, J. W. Hazard, Don Mayer, and 
Rondell Pedigo. 

Picture No. 4 shows, from left: Business 
Representative Ken Berghuis, 50-year member 
Trygve Anderson, and Fourth District Board 
Member Harold i.ewis. 

Miami, Fia. — Picture No. 2 

Miami, Flo. — Picture No. 4 

MAY, 1982 


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K/WT^VvMlfl '~°''''' ^^'^ recently celebrated its centennial 

Bl*^— 'T/TB and awarded its longtime members service 
^J .J Sfll pins at a 100-year anniersary dinner. The 

^H ' ^H following members received awards. 

^■v^ j^^^l Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, 

^^ ^'^^^^1 front row, from left: Frank Chetcutti, Joseph 
^^ 4^ ^^M DeVita, and Robert Strand. 
^^A ■ ^HH Second row, from left: Matthew Sabanski, 

Maurice Gentile, and Joseph Valiente. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: Alex Klucik, George Newton, 
Joseph Pastore, Charles Perna, and Joe Urso. 

Second row, from left: Joseph Strate, John Brown, Clifford Cole, 
and Louis Imbrogno. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35year members, front row, from left: Mario 
Bedini, Paul Hvizdak, Corrado Faico, Daniel Patore, and Earl Erickson. 

Second row, from left: Albert Denicolo, Joseph Pankowski, John 
Fink, Joseph Fekety, and John DiPietro. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year member Edward Jamroga. 

Picture No. 5 shows 50-year members, front row, from left: 
Frederick Festo, Leo Fagan, and Thomas Yoczik. 

Second row, from left: Joseph Marzullo, and William Westerhoff. 

Picture No. 6 shows 55-year members, front row, from left: John 
Fado, John Deilla, William Baldauf, and Fred Sabanski. 

Second row, from left: Louis Coppola, James Driscoll, Earl Cooper, 
and Anthony Calabrese. 

Picture No. 7 shows 75-year member Barney Hagan. 


New Castle, Del. — Picture No. 2 


Members of Local 626 with 2540 years o1 
service recently received pins for their years 
of longstanding service. Three retirees v^ere 
given special recognition at the ceremony. 

Picture No. 1 shows 25-year members, front 
row, from left: T. Milligan, J. Lewis, J. E. 
Pedicone, and C. Paolino. 

Back row, from left: J. Wilcox, J. Zimath, 
A. Dunfee, H. Camp, J. Alderson, and F. 

Picture No. 2 shows 30-year members, front 
row, from left: C. Kraft and D. Dunfee. 

Back row, from left: M. Lorenzut, C. Walls, 
L., C. McGlothlin. 

Picture No. 3 shows 35-year members, front 
row, from left: E. Sobieski, D. Myers, W. 
Locke, J. Graney, J. Gebhart, C. Dale, W. 
Johnson, and J. Anker. 

Back row, from left: R. Quillen, R. Marks, 
A. Janaman, F. Catts, G. Todd, T. Dunfee, R. 
Holding, L. T.' Coulbourne, I. Pinder. 

Picture No. 4 shows 40-year members, front 
row, from left: P. Price, C. Wheeler, J. Collins, 
and A. Gooden. 

Back row, from left: L. Futty, R. Sapp, H. 
Green, and E. Richards. 

Picture No. 5 shows retirees, from left: 
Henry Wallace, Harvey Camp, and Delbert 

New Castle, Del. — Picture No. 4 

New Castle, Del. — Picture No. 3 


New Castle, Del. — Picture No. 5 

Local 756 recently presented service pins 
to members with 25 years of service at a 
dinner dance and awards ceremoy at the 
Bellingham Country Club. Members receiving 
pins are shown in the accompanying picture, 
from left: President Russell L. Haggen, Howard 
L. Benjamin, Bernard Quiram, and Business 
Representative James H. Freeman. 

Members receiving 25-year pins but not 
present for the photograph are as follows: 
George Beanblossom, Donald C. Haaland, and 
Ervin C. Rude. 

MAY, 1982 


Millwright Local 1693 recently held its annual pin presentation ceremony. Twenty-five 
year pins were awarded to 26 members for longstanding service to the Brotherhood. 
Members are shown in the accompanying picture, front row, from left: Michael Kramer, 
Thomas Danihel, Earl Paraday, John Pavao, Ronald Jurgeto, Trustee Richard Fisch, and 
President/ Business Representative Earl Oliver. 

Back row, from left: Ronald Carlson, Business Manager W. Bud Mine, Recording 
Secretary John Bailey, Trustee Robert Johnson, and Trustee Thomas Rush. 

Those receiving awards but not present for the photo are as follows: Wally Bednarek, 
Gene Bingenhimer, Wally Boyda, Leonard Burch, Jack Clesson, Raymond Dejonowski, 
Richard Farrar, Daniel Ferrar, Edward Ficek, Joseph Florian, Gene Hillgoth, Anthony 
Jeleniewski, Jack Ottinger, Gary Painter, Richard Peterson, Norman Reid, Sr., Lloyd Robins, 
Earl Souza, George Sustr, and Henery Taylor. 



The following list of 716 deceased members and spouses represents 
a total of $892,463.91 death claims paid in February, 1982. (s) 
following name in listing indicates spouse of member. 

Local Union, City 

I, Chicago, IL — Clarence Rudolph, Dorothy 

F. Sleeman (s), June Agatha Vanderley 

3, Wheeling, WV— Charles A. Berry, Thomas 

A. Baron. 

4, Davenport, lA — Theodore R. Struck. 

5, St. Louis, MO — Frank J. Beck, Frank 

7, Minneapolis, MI — Anna Leines (s), Arvid 
T. Shjefte, Elmer W. Best, Fred T. 
Burger, Gustave S. Rodberg, Olaf L. 
Lindstrom, Sigurd B. Myklebust, Urbane 
L. Davis. 

II, Cleveland, OH— Carl F. Zipfel, Ernest 
Brown, Henry T. Kamis. 

13, Chicago, IL — Catherine Polk (s), Ervin 
J. McCollum, Frank Rolnik, Meyer 
Miller, Stanley C. Weaver. 

14, San Antonio, TX— Galen B. Berkley, 
Jovita I. Galvin (s), Milda Sophie 
Perido (s). 

15, Hackensack, NJ — Louis F. Hoick. 

19, Detroit, MI— Albert E. Mitchell, Ross 

20, New York, NY— Carl Mattson, Rosario 

Messina, Sigvart Rasmussen. 
22, San Francisco, CA — Dolores J. Murphy 
(s), William B. Wilson, William O. 

24, Central CT— Connie P. Serra, Harold V. 

Lane, Ralph Farnocchia. 

25, Los Angeles, CA — Beatrice T. Ozuna (s), 

Halger G. Skonberg, Henrietta A. 
Peterson (s), Marie Kabat (s), Murl A. 

26, East Detroit, MI— Stanley Land. 

30, New London, CT — Florian G. Galipeau. 
32, Springfield, MA — Napoleon H. Archam- 

34, Oakland, CA— Clayton Solvang, Ruby 
R. Henderson (s). 

35, San Rafael, CA — Andrew B. Schweig- 
hofer, Archie E. Douglas. 

36, Oakland, CA— Victor U. Eld, Jr., Wayne 

Alvin Luoma. 
40, Boston, MA — Frank Terrizzi, Raymond 

42, San Francisco, CA — Ivan J. Chetvernia, 

Rosario Piazza. 
44, Champaign, Urba, IL — Albert P. Schantz, 

Francis Mildred Fish (s), Louis J. 

47, St. Louis, MO— Carol Ann Rudolph (s), 

Harry J. Volk, Virginia E. Ewald. 

49, Lowell, MA — Adrien J. Niquette, Paul 
W. Welch. 

50, Knoxville, TN— Claude Bates. 

51, Boston, MA— Marilyn Kelly (s). 

53, White Plains, NY — Madeline M. Deveau 
(s), Nicola Sestito. 

55, Denver, CO — Christian Bohm. 

56, Boston, MA — Gordon C. Addy, James 
J. Cavanaugh. 

58, Chicago, IL — Urho Edward Viita. 

60, Indianapolis, IN — Marion Knight, 
Mayme Esie Moore (s). 

61, Kansas City, MO— Howard C. Howell, 
Joseph J. Taegel, Lawrence E. McMur- 
ray, Lowell G. Keel, Oscar D. Moore, 
Roby B. Matthews. 

62, Chicago, IL — Herman Peterson, John 
Leyden. John Trontell. 

64, Louisville, KY— Carl A. Smith, Charles 

Raymond Andes, Herbert F. Shields, 
James P. Williams, Tony Free GofT. 

65, P'erth Amboy, NJ — Carl E. Sundquist, 
Chris Lehman. 

74, Chattanooga, TN — Jimmy Wm. Brooks, 
Winston L. Barnes. 

Local Union, City 

77, Port Chester, NY — Dominick Cotroneo. 

78, Troy, NY— George W. Dallaird, John A. 

Buckley, Konrad Bothe. 
80, Chicago, IL — Fred C. Abrahams, Gary 

C. Graeff, Konrad E. Knutsen. 
85, Rochester, NY— Nellie Wray (s). 
89, Mobile, AL— Max E. Mccord. 

94, Providence, RI — Elsie Britle Backstrom 
(s), Henry L Smith, Herve J. Hudon. 

95, Detroit, MI — Adrian Lazar, Robert J. 
Miles, Thomas Pierson. 

98, Spokane, WA — Earl W. Rogers, Harry 
W. Hendrickson, Lawrence R. Rogers. 

101, Baltimore, MD— Christian S. Heintz- 
man, Sr., James M. Maxwell, John Paul 

103, Birmingham, AL — William B. Murray. 

104, Dayton, OH — James B. Deskins, John 
Wesley Harvey, Lillian M. Debrosse (s), 
Richard D. Taylor, Royal E. Latham, 
Sheridan P. Roark. 

105, Cleveland, OH — James J. Hanlon. 

106, Des Moines, lA — Gretchen Bailie (s). 

107, Worcester, MA — Einar C. Erickson, 
Michael J. Danko. 

109, Sheffield, Al^Irene Pounders (s), Paul 

H. Snider. 
117, Albany, NY — Elmer M. Havens. 
129, Hazleton, PA — Levi Bradigan. 

131, Seattle, WA — Bert A. Ziegenbien, Bjorn 
Bjornson, Donna Mae Norman (s), Iver 
Hendrickson, Warren A. Orme. 

132, Washington, DC— Basil Holden, Carl 
C. Grimes. 

141, Chicago, II^Albert E. Becht, Jr., Ar- 
thur J. Grantz, Edward F. Stack, Ed- 
ward H. ijoylan. 

142, Pittsburgh, PA— Stanley Kanoza. 
146, Schenectady, NY — AUister Wallace. 
149, Tarrytown, NY — Roosevelt Goss. 
155, Plainfield, NJ— Jean R. Wickett (s). 

161, Kenosha, WI — James Stella. 

162, San Mateo, CA — Robert Rommel. 
165, Pittsburgh, PA — Raymond P. Quinten. 
169, East St. Louis, IL — Everett Fry. 

171, Youngstown, OH — Fred A. Snowden. 
181, Chicago, IL — Aanen Faland, Arthur B. 
Nelson, Carl F. Jensen. 

183, Peoria, II^Edwin C. Motteler, Law- 
rence W. Spray. 

184, Salt Lake City, UT— Elva May Allen 
Behunin (s), Evan Matesen, Lula B. 
Jorgensen (s), Steven K. Stanton. 

188, Yonkers, NY— Fred Defilippo, Sr., 

Thomas J. Pyne. 
194, East Bay, CA— Austin B. Allinder. 
198, Dallas, TX— Henry H. Baker, Ruby 

Frank (s), Valdemar G. Martinez, Wilina 

Allenon Allen (s). 

200, Columbus, OH— Harold Hayes. 

201, Wichita, KS— Harold Oneil. 

203, Poughkeepsie, NY — Marguerite J. 
Longobardi (s). 

204, Merrill, WI— Lawrence Lohff. 

210, Stamford, CT— Charles S. Goulart, 
Dorothy Salvatore (s). 

211, Pittsburgh, PA— Elmer B. Jackson, 
Waller Schroeder, Wilbur G. Simon. 

215, Lafayette, IN— Rex D. Tedder. 
218, Boston, MA — Louis R. Canuel. 
222, Washington, IN — Josephine Allene Pad- 
dick (s). 

225, Atlanta, GA — Ernest H. Yearwood, Sr., 
John B. Dixon, John L. Jones, Stephen 
A. .Smith. Wade S. Dobbins, Willie Delia 
Moore (s). 

226, Portland, OR — Aynor Houtari, Howard 
Moulton, Oliver J. Mcbee. 

230, Pittsburgh, PA— Peter S. Madison. 

Local Union, City 

235, Riverside, CA — Edward A. Hoffman. 
241, Moline, IL — Edward James Vaughn. 
246, New York, NY— John Raible. 
255, Bloomingburg, NY — Walter Hamilton. 
257, New York, NY— Lillian Nordmark (s). 
262, San Jose, CA — Arnold J. Howell, Dale 

L. Livingston. 
264, Milwaukee, WI — John B. Farrington, 

266, Stockton, CA — Curtis W. Cain, George 

T. Freeman, Sylvia J. Victor (s). 

280, Niagara-Geneva & Vicinity, NY— Ralph 
A. Pacitto. 

281, Binghamton, NY — Darlene Marie Zizak 
(s), Ralph E. Hildebrand, Thure E. Stein. 

284, New York, NY — Helge Jensen, Ruby 
Kobylarz (s). 

286, Great Falls, MT— Rudolph Heide. 

287, Harrisburg, PA— Carroll H. Ritchie, 
Sr., Clara J. Watson (s), Dorothy Mae 
Hockensmith (s). 

288, Homestead, PA — Richard Johnson. 

297, Kalamazoo, MI — Norene Miller (s), 
Paul Capone. 

298, New York, NY— Marie Verderber (s). 

299, Union City, NJ— Ludwig Dillinger. 
302, Huntington, WV— Opal L. Miller (s). 
308, Cedar Rapids, lA — William E. Emanuel. 
311, Joplin, MO — Howard E. Carey. 

313, Pullman, WA— Kenneth D. Gayraan. 
316, San Jose, CA — Edgar Cruce, Elizabeth 

Honea (s), Elza R. Galford, Melvin C. 

Vandusen, Raymond T. Hoagland, 

Rosemarie Adamo (s). 
321, Connellsville, PA — Harry E. Taxacher. 
323, Beacon, NY— Mary Cioffi (s). 
329, Oklahoma City, OK— Margaret Claus- 

sen (s). 

337, Detroit, MI— Inez Sewell (s). 

338, Seattle, WA— Richard M. Dunne (s), 
William Carbines. 

345, Memphis, TN — Doris A. Davis (s), 
Ernie P. Robison, Joel H. Tyson, Sheila 
Howard (s), William D. Dunn. 

350, New Rochelle, NY— Thomas Wilson. 

356, Marietta, OH— Harold L. Doan. 

359, Philadelphia, PA— William F. Patek. 

360, Galesburg, IL — Clara Ametta Oakley 
(s), Paul R. Erlandson. 

366, New York, NY— Elizabeth Miller (s), 
Florence Bernstein (s), Harry Schiffer, 
Neils Buhl. 

367, Centralia, IL— Flossie M. Saak (s). 
369, N. Tonawanda, NY — Edward A. Kor- 

379, Texarkana, TX — Toland K. Cowling. 

385, New York, NY— Stefano Delucia. 

386, Angels Camp, CA — Emil A. Enzi. 
388, Richmond, VA — Thomas J. Harvey. 
393, Camden, NJ — Frank W. Mathews, Ida 

Mae Batten (s), John B. Winslow, Theo- 
dore A. Helget, Willie Buckhalter. 

396, Newport News, VA — George C. Helms. 

400. Omaha, NE— Harold Wm. Heedham. 

403, Alexandria, LA — Donna Jane Land (s), 
Randolph Plumlee. 

410, Ft. Madison & Vicinity, lA— Richard 
H. Montgomery, Theodore W. Miller, 
William J. Land. 

413, .South Bend, IN — Lawrence Kubsch. 

417, St. Louis, MO — George H. Brunnerl. 

424, Hingham, MA — Frederick J. Talbot, 
Ralph C. Gronlund. 

430, Wilkensburg, PA— Lloyd I. Stevens. 

433, Belleville, IL — Doris Teresa Steiner (s), 
Shirley L. Bellmann (s). 

437, Portsmouth, OH— William C. Fannin. 

438, Mobile, AL — Frank J. Dickens. 
442, Hopkinsville, KY — Harvie H. Joiner. 



Local Union, City 

454, Philadelphia, PA— Claude W. Cower, 
Francis W. Steindl. 

455, Somervillc, NJ — George A. Hauck. 

469, Cheyenne, WY— Elmer N. Judy. 

470, Tacoma, WA — Avery D. Babcock, Roy 

475, Ashland, MA— Emi! J. Mailhiot. 
483, San Francisco, CA — Adell D. Mc- 
Gowan, Earl Proschold. 

496, Kankakee, IL — Franklin G. Thometz. 

497, Crossett, AR— Clifford Lloyd Horn. 
508, Marion, II^Ray Updike. 

512, Ann Arbor, MI — Edward C. Laski. 

515, Colorado Springs, CO — Archie D. Hen- 

522, Dnrham, NC— Garnett W. Hamlett. 

532, Elmira, NY — Richard J. Congdon. 

548, Minneapolis, MI — Helen Moore (s). 

550, Oakland, CA— Thelma Maud Witschel 

556, Meadville, PA — Raymond Peterson. 

558, Elmhurst, II^Henry Sheffler. 

559, Paducah, KY — Early Harold Baucum. 

562, Everett, WA— Adolph F. Nelson, Den- 
nis Mark, Marion Skinner, Pauline D. 
Peters (s). 

563, Glendale, CA— Charles D. Walker, 
Helen E. Dimaria (s). 

573, Baker, OR— Harry J. Yount. 

583, Portland, OR— Lyle A. Ewing. 

586, Sacramento, CA — Chesney E. Brown, 

Hazel L. McFarland (s), Inez Alma 

Milam (s), James E. Brewer, Jr., John 

Speck, Jr., Nicholas Zine. 
596, St. Paul, MI— Arthur W. Andersen. 
600, Lehigh Valley, PA— Clayton B. Pred- 

more, Florence M. Cinamella (s). 

602, St. Louis, MO— Charles N. Williams. 

603, Ithaca, NY— Charles Terpening, Sr., 
Leon Benjamin. 

606, Va Eveleth, MI— Eino J. Kauppinen. 

608, New York, NY— George E. Nelson. 

609, Idaho Falls, ID— Donald V. Fellows. 
614, Elkins, WV— Paul Lowell Bennett. 

623, Atlantic County, NJ— Clarence D. 
Cramer, Robert G. Keenan. 

624, Brockton, MA — Evelyn R. Skinner (s). 
637, Hamilton, OH— Jack M. Hammel, 

James L. Anders. 
639, Akron, OH— Joseph B. Geffert, Wesley 

642, Richmond, CA— Lois C. Babb (s). 
650, Pomeroy, OH — Leslie Vaughn Wheeler. 
665, Amarillo, TX— Era D. Echols (s), Loyce 

R. Cox. 
696, Tampa, Fl^Stella Elizeus (s). 

700, Coming, NY— Robert Franklin White. 

701, Fresno, CA— Ernest W. Oaks, Sam 

705, Lorain, OH — Joseph Kozloski. 

709, Shenandoah, PA— Boley P. Domaleski. 

710, Long Beach, CA— Lloyd O. Fraizer. 
715, Elizabeth, NJ — Angelo Fred Demarco. 

721, Los Angeles, CA— Charles G. Wright, 
Gregorio M. Alcocer, Victoria Kay 
Lewis (s). 

722, Salt Lake City, UT— William A. Boyer. 
734, Kokomo, IN— Charles E. Small. 

736, Tucson, AZ — Harold Reynolds. 

739, Cincinnati, OH— Arthur A. Wissel. 

742, Decatur, II^-Floyd L Trimmer, Her- 
man E. Kirkwood. 

745, Honolulu, HI — Hihumi Tanigawa, 
James H. Matsunaga, Percy Park. 

755, Superior, WI— Edward C. Dens. 

756, Bellingham, WA — George Arrington, 
Hjalmer Edward Hanson. 

758, Indianapolis, IN — Leonard A. Mullis. 
764, Shreveport, LA — ^Felmer Ann Batten- 
field (s). 
766, Albert Lea, MI — Manuel E. Krause. 

769, Pasadena, CA— Fred C. Smee. 

770, Yakima, WA— Alonzo F. Wade, Wil- 
liam H. Koester. 

Local Union, City 

111, Watsonville, CA— Albert Marshall. 
773, Braddock, PA — Josephine Delia (s). 
787, New York, NY— Kristoffer Moen, Sy- 

vert Solberg. 
790, Dixon, H^Clifford S. Gilroy. 
792, Rockford, IL— Bertha Carney (s), David 

R. Henke, Fern Buerkens (s). Renins E. 

795, St. Louis, MO— Clyde E. Heath. 
799, Jessup, PA — Louis Ferretti. 
815, Beverly, MA — Yvonne Mary Fischer 

819, West Palm Beach, FI^Euzema G. Ard. 
821, Springfield, NJ— Carlos Rivera. 
839, Des Plaines, IL — Armand Cassone, 

Joseph A. Woolfe. 
848, San Bruno, CA — Horace Banker. 
851, Anoka, MI — Marvin A. Peterson. 
857, Tucson, AZ — Michael Putter. 
889, Hopkins, MI— Ernest O. Pauslon. 
891, Hot Springs, AR— Clark Runyan, Edith 

Viola Tanner (s). 
899, Parkersburg, WV— John W. Rolston. 
902, Brooklyn, IVY — Anton Sutela, Johan 

Hugo Stromholm, Joseph Parrinello, 

Salvatore Digiorgio, Sebastiano Lom- 

906, Glendale, AZ — Alma M. Thompson (s). 
929, Los Angeles, CA — Andrew E. Dunlap. 
938, Richmond, MO — Imogene Carmichael 


943, Tulsa, OK— Delbert J. Fitzgerald, 
France Farris Johnson, James A. Gillen. 

944, San Bernardino, CA — Cora Rachelmae 
Kiefer (s), Elmer E. Hooks. 

948, Sioux City, lA— Gordon W. Moss, John 

953, Lake Charles, LA — Joseph B. Manuel, 

Lloyd E. Hennigan. 
965, Dekalb, II^Hans M. Petersen. 
971, Reno, NV— Margareta B. Alfred (s). 
974, Baltimore, MD — Frederick Schmalge- 

meyer, George J. Soellner. 

976, Marion, OH— William F. Riley. 

977, Wichita Falls, TX— Mary Frances 
Castles (s). 

982, Detroit, MI — Bert Kerbyson, George 
Martin Roberts, George W. Rich. 

998, Royal Oak, MI— Arthur E. Bergeron, 
John P. Sharp, William C. Gnegy. 

1000, Tampa, FL — Sherman A. Herrington. 

1006, New Brunswick, NJ — Carolyn Heick 
(s), John S. Klein. 

lOltf, Muncie, IN — George A. Barker, Henry 
V. Fiscus. 

1040, Eureka, CA — Janice Claire Christian- 
sen (s). 

1043, Gary, IN— Willadene Long (s). 

1044, Charleroi, PA — Eugene C. Evans. 
1048, McKeesport, PA— Arthur H. Palm. 
1050, Philadelphia, PA— Edward J. Conway, 

Sr., John Kohut. 
1052, Hollywood, CA — John Thomas Green. 

Thomas Scott Brown. 
1055, Lincoln, NE— Donald C. Plymate. 
1072, Muskogee, OK— Ezzell B. Thompson, 

Glenn Curtis Sloan. 

1078, Fredericksburg, VA— Emmett P. 
Clore, Piers Dalkeith James. 

1079, Steubenville, OH— Harry Moore. 
1089, Phoenix, AZ — Everett Price, Sr., James 

H. Petersen, Lester E. Ervin, Melvin 

1098, Baton Rouge, LA — Beatrice P. Lentz 
(s), Beauregard Joseph Melancon, 
Charles Hutchinson, Charlie L. Crowe, 
Sr., Henry L. Coleman, Plaze H. Lake. 

1102, Detroit, MI— Bert L. Thompson, 
George H. Boussie, Glenn W. Reynolds, 
Paul R. Davidson, Robert Wayne John- 
son, William C. Hassen, William L. 

1105, Woodlawn, AI^J. Lloyd West. 

1108, Cleveland, OH— Harvey G. Held. 

MAY, 1982 

Local Union, City 

1109, Visalia, CA— Clifford Watkins Tebeau, 

Marshall G. Odell. 
1113, San Bernardino, CA — Helen Frances 

Gales (s). 
1120, Portland, OR— John Richhold, Oscar 

I. Peterson. 
1129 Kittanning, PA — Clarion, C. Kammer- 

1140, San Pedro, CA— Harold H. Huskey, 

Henry Poellot. 
1142, Lawrenceburg, IN — Hobert S. Morris. 

1146, Green Bay, WI — Ambrose Delahaut, 
Janice M. Steinbrecher (s). 

1147, Roseville, CA — Arvid Leroy Olson, 
John A. Collier. 

1148, Olympia WA — Bernard G. Kinnersley, 
Joseph T. Holder. 

1149, San Francisco, CA— Adolf E. Graalfs, 
Alice Remolif (s), Mary L. Hochstetter 

1150, Saratoga Springs, NY — Ralph Young. 
1153, Yuma, AR— Samuel R. Zug. 

1164, New York, NY — Julius Scherrer, 

Michael Lanxner. 
1176, Fargo, ND— Fred J. Bax. 
1181, Milwaukee, WI — Vernon C. Reese. 
1187, Grand Island, NE— Walter S. Schlick. 
1207, Charleston, WV — Nina Maude Martin 

1224, Emporia, KS— Myron C. Hill. 
1227, Ironwood, MI — Samuel E. Karinen. 
1235, Modesto, CA— Edwin H. Currey, Elsie 

G. Borrelli (s), Robert Morton Oleson. 
1245, Carlsbad, NM— Omer V. Daniel. 
1248, Geneva, ID— William Tejes. 
1258, Pocatello, ID— Charles E. Perkins. 
1266, Austin, TX— Decker A. Carlson. 

1273, Eugene, OR— Clifford J. Macy, Milan 
R. Lueders 

1274, Decatur, AL — Arthur C. Lee, Don L. 

1296, San Diego, CA — Earl L. Hansen (s), 
Frances R. Jones. 

1301, Monroe, MI — Harry L. Rothman. 

1305, Fall River, MA— Rene L. Coulombe. 

1319, Albuquerque, NM — Byron Edw. Hen- 
derson, Richard F. Torres, Royal F. 
Heibert, Sr. 

1332, Grand Coulee, WA— Lewis B. Adams, 

1334, Baytown, TX— Adam C. Smith. 

1337, Tuscaloosa, AL — James Robert McKee. 

1341, Owensboro, KY — Thurman Woodward 
Bell (s). 

1342, Irvington, NJ — Alexander Calamai, 
Bertha Strecker (s), Leo H. Isherwood, 
Richard S. Murach. 

1345, Buffalo, NY— Edgar D. Oakley, Henry 

J. O'Brien. 
1357, Memphis, TN— Terry W. Cook. 
1362, Ada Ardmore, OK— Earl V. Stovall. 
1365, Cleveland, OH— Pasquale John Cali- 

1367, Chicago, IL — Joseph Jaje. 
1371, Gadsden, AL — Jefferson D. Melton, 

Robert L. Hawkins. 
1373, Flint, MI— Frank C. Chvatil. 
1381, Woodland, CA— Harry Gravink. 
1388, Oregon City, OR— Charles S. Johnson. 
1393, Toledo, OH— Jack A. Sampsel. 
1397, North Hempstead, NY— Sigmund Tar- 

1407, San Pedro, CA— Edith C. Autrand (s), 

Hester L. Proifitt (s). 
1423, Corpus Christi, TX — Marie M. Crotser 

1434, Moberly, MO— Jerry Delbert Walker. 
1437, Compton, CA — John Martino. 
1445, Topeka, KS— Vernon B. Gross. 

1452, Detroit, MI — Antonio Gabriele, James 
I. Trojan, Thomas J. Saski. 

1453, Huntington Beach, CA— Gail M. 

1454, Cincinnati, OH — Burne D. Anderson, 
Marion Cox. 


Local Union, City 

14S6, New York, NY — James Dunne. 

1485, La Porte, IN — Aloysius J. Tomaszew- 

ski, Oscar T. Hult. 
1487, Burlington, VT— Floyd K. Mack. 
1490, San Diego, CA— Ellis J. Colburn. 

1494, International Falls, MN — Henry T. 

1495, Chico, CA — Tandy Lee Farley. 

1497, E. Los Angeles, CA — Amador D. 
Vargas, Sophia E. Castro (s), Walter L 

1498, Provo, UT — Patricia Ann Broadbent 

1506, Los Angeles, CA — Charles O. Fuson, 
Lazelda Brennan (s), Sherman Jackson. 

1507, El Monte, CA— Ralph Criswell, 
Thomas Warfield. 

1512, Blountrille, TN— James T. Kelley. 
1532, Anacortes, WA — Dewey M. Whitney, 

Louis Welch, Jr. 
1536, New York, NY — Joseph Jasulonis 

Robert L. Artis. 
1539, Chicago, IL — Leonard Allen Taylor. 
1545, Wilmington, DE — Herman Regens- 

burg, Jr. 
1553, Culver City, CA— Donn R. Michaels, 

Lucille Ford, Nash Joseph Romero, 

Theodore Davis. 

1564, Casper, WY— Elvin W. Carpenter. 

1565, Abilene, TX— Ira D. Wheeler. 

1582, Milwaukee, WI— Arthur C. Behrens. 

1583, Englewood, CO— Virgil K. Sanders 
1585, Lawton, OK — Loren W. Jarvis, Sr. 
1587, Hutchison, KS — Edgar A. Shepherd. 
1590, Washington, DC — Benton A. Brining, 

Carl H. Cutlip, Manueleta Riggs Lane 

1599, Redding, CA— Chester A. Haskins, 

Robert A. Waltz, Willie Leon Bledsoe. 
1607, Los Angeles, CA — Homer M. McCoy, 

Lawrence S. Berg. 
1622, Hayward, CA— Glenn O. Bower, Hans 

C. Braaten, Helen Ruth Cross (s). Jack 

Strange, Jewel P. Ashley, John C. Davis, 

Mereno J. Quartaroli, Toralf W. Lee. 
1641, Naples, FL — James Asa Horton. 
1644, Minneapolis, MN — Arndt Petersen, 

Axel E. Anderson, Clarence E. Johnson. 
1665, Alexandria, VA — Leonard Eugene 

1694, Washington, DC— Philip R. Cosmin- 


1707, Kelso Longvew, WA— Kenneth G. 

1708, Auburn, WA— Cornelia Bugh (s), Jo- 
seph V. Starkovich, Thomas E. Burdick. 

1725, Daytona Beach, FI^-Ernest B. Mas- 

sey, Mariano Disalvo. 
1729, Charlottesville, VA — Eursel Eugene 

1739, Kirkwood MO— Harry O. Wiedner, 

John Eck. 
1746, Portland, OR— Clarence W. Rogers. 
1750, Cleveland, OH— Michael E. Ambrose, 

Sam Wiener. 
1752, Pomona, CA— Edward H. Price, Rubio 

J. Garcia, Sandra Joan Buse (s). 
1759, Pittsburgh, PA— Harry A. Hirsch, John 

P. Marchwinski. 
1765, Orlando, FL— Harry Seitz, Robert W. 

Andrews, Jr., William E. Gillis. 
1772, Hicksville, NY— Elizabeth J. Bukowy 

(s), Ernest Strauss, Magnuss Klavins. 
1780, Las Vegas, NV— Steven A. Hlebechuk. 
1811, Monroe LA — Henry F. Sumrall. 
1815, Santa Ana, CA— Edna C. O'Leary (s), 

Leeora Summa (s). 

1822, Fort Worth, TX— Grady Paul Gibbs, 
Jim M. Howard, Luther H. Wood, 
Michael David Holland, Roberta E. 
Chastain (s), Russel Myron Reed. 

1823, Philadelphia, PA — Anthony Siciliano, 
John W. Gawlinski. 

Local Union, City 

1835, Waterloo, lA— Robert W. Leistikow. 

1836, Russellville, AR — Jasper E. Farmer. 
1840, Faribault, MN — Vernon J. Peper. 

1845, Snoqualm Fall, WA— Louis T. Will- 

1846, New Orleans, LA — Anne E. Gravois 
(s), Marvin L. Richardson. Norman M. 
Carter, Paul J. Lagarde, Philip Rome, 
Raymond Williams, Sadie H. Gomez (s). 

1849, Pasco, WA— Gordon S. Lucas, Le- 
moine Hopper, Margie Perryman (s). 

1856, Philadelphia, PA — Joseph Ambruoso. 

1857, Portland, OR— Ralph R. Shamek. 
1861, Milpitas, CA — Forrest Hawk Craw- 

1865, Minneapolis, MN — Alfred Zuber, 

Marie A. Bingen (s). 
1869, Manteca, CA— John L. Griggs. 
1871, Cleveland, OH— Ruth E. Farabaugh 

1883, Macomb, Il^Jessie F. Wayland (s). 

1888, New York, NY— Ethel B. Powlis (s). 

1889, Downers Grove, II^Herbert C. 

1906, Philadelphia, PA— Earl L. Shappell. 
1911, Beckley, WV— Leota D. Phillips (s), 

Toney Marino, Sr. 
1913, San Fernando, CA — Herman Alford. 
1921, Hempstead, NY— Elsie Bruckner (s). 
1961, Roseburg, OR— Charles N. Jones. 
1971, Temple, TX— Geraldine Underwood 

2007, Orange, TX— Richard M. Coon, Sr. 
2010, Anna, IL — George Walter Baumann. 
2014, Barrington, IL — Stanley A. Neiman, 

2018, Ocean County, NJ — John C. Hartman, 

2020, San Diego, CA— Laurie M. Walker. 
2035, Kingsbeach, CA — Daniel C. Mawhin- 

2046, Martinez, CA — Edgar B. Sprague. 
2067, Medford, OR— Bernice L. Huston. 
2073, Milwaukee, WI— Gladys Viola Stark. 
2078, Vista, CA— Melvin O. Brown, Seal T. 

2099, Mexico, MO— Merle R. Jones. 
2127, Centralia, WA— Mildred Henson (s). 
2143, Ukiah, CA— Mary O. Mason (s). 
2214, Festus, MO— Helen K. Ballard (s). 

2249, Adams County, CO — Augustine Buena. 

2250, Red Bank, NJ— Rachel C. Wymbs (s). 

2274, Pittsburgh, PA— Harold A. Fletcher. 

2275, McMinnville, OR — Lester G. Young. 
2279, Lawrence, KS— Edgar J. Redford. 
2283, West Bend, WI— Mathew F. Linden, 

Ruth E. Weasler (s). 

2287, New York, NY— Arthur W. Abraham- 
sen, Sr., William Healy. 

2288, Los Angeles, CA— Donald A. Deluz, 
Francis E. Wagg, James W. Price, Louis 
O. Marchand. 

2311, Washington, DC— Alvin L. Felts, Sr. 
2313, Meridian, MS — George L. Watkins. 
2337, Milwaukee, WI— Anne T. Fletcher (s). 
2375, Los Angeles, CA— Wesley H. Ledig. 
2413, Glenwood Springs, CO— Arthur C. 

2420, Newark, OH— Forrest W. Zigan. 

2435, Inglewood, CA— Leo A. Wilt. 

2436, New Orleans, LA — Guy W. Singlelary. 
2484, Orange, TX— Tom Reed. 

2505, Klamath, CA— Thomas Edward Wright. 

2506, Marion, OH — George F. Persinger. 
2519, Seattle, WA— Clarence T. Howard. 
2549, Chicago, IL — Luis Deleon. 

2554, Lebanon, OR— Waller G. Schmidt. 
2629, Hughesville, PA— Willard Puterbaugh, 

2633, Tacoma, WA — Jack Kuznek, Paul 

2652, Standard, CA — Ramon L. Baxley. 
2659, Everett, WA— Bert Lenz. 
2667, Bellingham, WA— Alfons Biendl. 

Local Union, City 

2714, Dallas, OR— Berenice M. Riha (s). 

2739, Yakima, WA— Samuel R. Babcock. 

2750, Springfleld, OR— Haven Holmes. 

2767, Morton, WA— Elry Whipple. 

2791, Sweet Home, OR— Ernest T. Robert- 

2805, Klickitat, WA— Edwin W. Eaton. 

2816, Emmett, ID— Cassius Hill, Dorothy 
Raye Swander 

2834, Denver, CO— Charles A. Davis, 
Phillip J. Cassidy. 

2848, Dallas, TX— Max Petty. 

2881, Portland, OR— Neva M. Kline (s), 
Victor R. F. Holmes. 

2896, Lyons, OR — Frank J. Sherwood, Jr. 

3074, Chester, CA— Henry J. Gooderham, 
Herman C. Kurpjweit. 

3088, Stockton, CA — Linda Diane Lance (s). 

3127, New York, NY— Louis O. Clair. 

3208, Loveland, CO— Otto M. Keller. 

3223, Elizabethtown, KY— Gaines Love. 


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ponents of public housing had ad- 
vanced it as early as 1937. 

Critics of the voucher proposal, 
which include organized labor, argue 
that it would do nothing to increase 
the supply of housing. They predict it 
would accelerate rent inflation by in- 
creasing competition in a tight rental 

Rather than going along with the 
Administration's plan to get the fed- 
eral government out of the housing 
field, House Democrats have intro- 
duced legislation to provide badly 
needed aid. 

Sponsored by Rep. Henry B. Gon- 
zalez (D-Texas), who chairs a House 
subcommittee on housing, the legisla- 
tion would provide $18 billion for new 
housing construction and rehabilita- 
tion, and for rental and operating as- 
sistance to existing public housing. 

The Gonzalez tjill also provides for 
below-market interest rate subsidies 
for middle-income families, and 
emergency loans to home-builders fac- 
ing foreclosure through no fault of 
their own. 

The bill has been endorsed by orga- 
nized labor as a step in the right direc- 
tion and as an alternative to Reagan's 
"non-housing policies," including his 
voucher proposal. 

However, labor has urged that the 
Gonzalez bill be strengthened to pro- 
vide more low-rent housing. 

A federal stimulus to housing is 
needed to give that industry, and the 
economy as a whole, a needed boost 
out of the recession and to start 
putting people back to work. 

Enactment of the Gonzalez bill 
would be a welcome move on the road 
to labor's ultimate goal of a housing 
industry which can provide a decent 
home for every American family. 





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Black & Decker 29 

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Clifton Enterprises 25 

Estwing Mfg. Co 39 

Industrial Abrasives 27 

Irwin Auger Bit 39 

Strongbox 21 

Vaughan & Bushnell 30 

Industrial metal and cutting tools can 
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Hammer Out 

The US Budget 

to noil Douin 

more Jobs 

It's worse than the thirties 

in many industries 

employing Brotherhood 


The Congress of the Unhed States, this month, is 
hammering out a budget for next-year — Fiscal 
Year 1983. The decisions concerning that budget 
could very well determine if we will have another 
year of impossible interest rates, continued depres- 
sion in housing and housing-related industries, and 
severe unemployment among our members. Unless 
there are some major amendments to Mr. Reagan's 
proposed budgets . . . and that is what is being 
discussed right now in Congress . . . the Adminis- 
tration's budget manipulations could very well 
spell disaster for our members and send our whole 
country toward a depression. 

Housing, as you know, is in nothing short of a 
depression. The annual level of housing starts in 
1981 was only half of what it was in 1977 and 
1978. The February level was below the 1 million 
annual rate for the seventh month in a row. 
In short, 1981 was the worst year for homebuilding 
in 35 years. 

What has this depression in the housing industry 
meant for our industrial sector — for our members 
in lumber, plywood, cabinets, millwork, and furni- 
ture? It is estimated that for every on-site job 
created by new construction, there is another job 
created in related industries. The reverse is also 
true: for every job lost in on-site construction, there 
is one job lost in related industries. 

Let me give you the number and percentage of 
jobs lost in the last three years in our industries to 
show you what the housing depression has done to 
our members: 

Sawmills: 46 thousand jobs lost. That's 22% of all jobs 
in the industry lost in the past three years. 

Hardwood dimension and flooring: 7 thousand jobs 
lost. That's a 22% job loss. 

Millwork: 16 thousand jobs lost. That's a 25% job loss. 
Wood kitchen cabinets: 10 thousand jobs lost — a 22% 
job loss. 

Veneer and plywood: 14 thousand jobs — a 20% job 

Household furniture: 40 thousand lost jobs or a 14% 
job loss. 

Mobile Homes: 17 thousand lost jobs or a 37% of the 
total jobs in the industry lost. 

In just the industries I mentioned, there have 
been almost 150 thousand jobs, 20% of all jobs in 
the industries, lost in the past three years. That is 
incredible! If 20% of all jobs in our economy had 
been lost in the past three years, we would have, 
with the growth in population, a national unem- 
ployment rate of 28% — worse than the Great 

Most experts agree that we need an annual level 
of housing production of between 2 and 2.5 million 
units per year to meet our nation's need for hous- 
ing. In 1977 and 1978, 2 million units were started 
each year. Today, we're at only half that level. We 
could double the level of new house and apartment 
construction, and we still wouldn't be meeting our 

So why aren't we producing more housing to 
meet our nation's needs? The demand is certainly 
there for affordable housing. The skilled labor 
supply is certainly there. 

What is the problem? The most basic problem 
today, as you all know, is interest rates. Mortgage 
interest rates, which were at 9% only 5 years ago, 
are today at 16%. 

The average price of a new house in December 
was $70 thousand. With a 10% down payment 
and a 16% mortgage, monthly payments were 
$846 a month. And that doesn't include property 
taxes, insurance, utilities, repairs, or emergencies. 
Who can afford payments like this? 

Let me point out another thing about the effect 
of these high interest rates. Some of you have been 
asked by your companies in negotiations to forego 
a wage increase or even to make wage concessions 
because of the depressed state of the housing and 
related industries. 

One of the proposed programs to aid the hous- 
ing industry would offer mortgage subsidies to 
homebuyers to bring their mortgage interest rates 
down 4 points. For the $70 thousand home, if the 
interest rate was brought down from 16% to 
12%, monthly payments would drop by $199 per 

Let's compare this $199 reduction to the effect 
that a wage freeze or wage concession in your 
industries would have. For the sake of argument, 



let's suppose costs for all the materials for the 
$70 thousand new home were cut by 10%. Now 
10% is a large reduction in costs — greater than 
would be produced by wage cuts or concessions — 
but for the sake of argument let's take a look at 
what effect it would have. 

A 10% drop in the cost for all materials in a 
new home would save the homebuyer $28 per 
month compared to the $199 per month that would 
be saved from the lower interest rates. In fact, 
even if all material costs were cut in half, it still 
wouldn't have as much effect on homebuyers' 
monthly payments as would a 4% drop in the 
interest rate. In other words, a mortgage interest 
subsidy program, such as the one that has been 
proposed in Congress, is going to do far, far more 
to bring down the cost of housing than any cut in 
wages or wage concession would do. 

The crime here is not only that there is a real 
housing shortage in this country and that there are 
thousands upon thousands of workers unemployed 
in those industries that produce housing and its 
components. The crime is that the Administration 
does not seem to recognize that home construction 
is a sure-fire way to pull our whole economy out 
of the recession. 

Thus far, Mr. Reagan has refused to support 
below-market mortgage interest subsidy programs 
to make new housing and apartments affordable. 
Following a free-market approach, Reagan tells us 
that as inflation recedes, mortgage interest rates 
will come down and in the meantime the govern- 
ment should not offer assistance or intervene in the 
free-market. As the Federal Reserve Board follows 
a tight-money policy and the country sinks deeper 
into recession, we are told to wait, things will get 
better. Sounds a little like Herbert Hoover, doesn't 

In the area of federal government housing pro- 
grams — Section 8 housing assistance for new and 
rehabilitated housing, rural housing under the 
Farmers Home Administration, mortgage insur- 
ance authority for the Federal Home Administra- 
tion and the Government National Mortgage 
Association — all would be drastically cut under 
Reagan's proposed fiscal year 1983 budget. At a 
time when housing construction has come almost 
to a standstill, Reagan responds with his Stockman 
formula of cutting government spending and pro- 
grams as if that were the real problem. 

There is, therefore, a message you must take to 
your Congressmen and Senators this month: We 
need government assistance now to get the housing 
industry back on its feet. Interest rates must be 
brought down. 

What we are supporting is: 

• Below-market mortgage interest subsidy programs 

for homebuyers. 

• Opposition to the Reagan Administration's plan for 
ending all but a few additional commitments for products 
of new public housing and Section 8 housing. We need all 
the new and rehabilitated housing we can possibly 

• The Administration and the Federal Reserve Board 
must use the authority of the Credit Control Act of 1969 
to regulate credit to assure adequate funds at affordable 
rates for financing essential needs such as housing. 

• Congress must act to preserve and strengthen pro- 
grams which support housing, such as the Federal Hous< 
ing Administration and the Government National Mort- 
gage Association and the Farmers Home Administration 
instead of cutting these programs back. 

The best bill now in Congress in these regards is 
the Gonzalez housing bill. It would activate a 
program of federal subsidies for homebuyers, pro- 
vide emergency mortgage assistance to workers 
losing their jobs, and provide additional authority 
for public housing construction and other govern- 
ment housing programs. We must give strong 
support to such legislation in this session of the 


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. . UBC's centennial 
exhibit of historic 

at the . . . 


June 5 -July 5, 1982 

440 G Street, N.W. • Washington, D.C. 


The National Building Museum is the newest and one of the 
most spectacular museums in the nation's capital. It was man- 
dated by Congress in 1980 to commemorate and encourage the 
American building arts. Its central courtyard, shown at right, Is 
awesome in size, and the first major exhibit there will be "Building 
America"— the Brotherhood's 100th Anniversary tribute to the 
North American construction industry, which was funded, in part, 
by the National Endowment for the Humanities. First shown at the 
UBC's 34th General Convention in Chicago, last year, "Building 
America" will soon go "on the rood" to museums and exhibition 
centers around the country. 

If you're planning to be in Washington, D.C, this summer, be 
sure to visit "Building America." 

SjSSSS&J ail 

June 1982 

^hat I like the bes 
ibout knee-deep in Junej 
Jout the time strawberries m^ 
On the vine — some af ternq^-^ 
Like to jes' git out and rest^^^ 
And not work at nothin' ielse. . 

,- .'«•'•■,? ■from Knee-Deep in Ju 
' .''''■ .'■' . by James Whitcomb Rili 

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AFL-CIO Industrial Union Conference Lobbies Congress 2 

Plant Shutdowns, What Can Be Done? PA! 5 

The Incredible Rescue Robert Bowden 6 

'Hi, I'm Gail' 8 

Let's Start Building Houses US Sen. Bob Packwood 9 

Ohio Carpenters on the Defensive, A State History 10 

More World's Fairs Promise Construction Nat'l Geographic 15 

More Than 300 Take Steward Training in New York 18 

The Time for CLIC Action Is Now 20 

Contributions Continue for Little Girl in Tennessee 24 


Washington Report 

Ottawa Report 

Local Union News __ 
Plane Gossip 

Apprenticeship and Training 

Consumer Clipboard: Medical Lingo 

Service to the Brotherhood 

In Memoriam 

What's New? 

In Conclusion 


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Off New England's scenic Route 
100, near the town of Peru, Vermont, 
the barn on our front cover quietly 
presides, its red roof showing up 
boldly against the majestic country- 
side. The sturdy structure has 
weathered many years of unpredict- 
able and often severe New England 
weather and yet appears quite capable 
of weathering a great many more. 

But remembrances of cold, buffet- 
ing winters, and unpredictable often 
drenching springs, slip away as the 
first days of summer arrive, bringing 
the golden days that are June in New 
England. Poet James Russell Lowell 
could easily have had Vermont in 
mind when he wrote the lines: 

And what is so rare as a day in June? 

Then, if ever, come perfect days; 

Then Heaven tries the earth if it be 
in tune. 

And over it softly her warm ear 

As summer begins on June 21st, 
the sun has reached the peak of its 
northward climb. For several days 
during the summer solstice, the sun 
appears not to move; in fact, the 
name for the period comes from 
Latin and translates to "When the sun 
stands still." Would that this were 
true! Unfortunately, it is an illusion — 
the sun continues to proceed on its 
course, bringing the warmer days of 
summer. But while the beautiful days 
of June are here, anything else is, and 
should be, just a misty memory . . . 
Photo by R. Scott Kramer. 

NOTE: Readers who would like addi- 
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Printed in U.S.A. 

lUD President 
Howard Samuel told dele- 
gates that neither political party has dis- 
tinguished itself this year. 

AFL-CIO Industrial Union Conference 
Congress On Key Legislation 

'We want a sensible 
budget for America 
that supports social 
programs for the de- 
fenseless, including 
the victims of layoffs.' 

General President Konyha 
and General Treasurer and 
Legislative Director Charles 
Nichols with Senator Donald 
Riegle of Michigan. 

Some 500 delegates to the AFL-CIO 
Industrial Union Department's recent 
legislative conference in Washington 
discussed major economic and politi- 
cal issues facing the nation and lob- 
bied their senators and representatives 
on specific bills. Forty UBC delegates 
participated in the sessions. 

The delegates, representing 21 
unions, including the United Brother- 
hood, focused their discussions and 
lobbying efforts on high interest rates, 
domestic content legislation for autos, 
and job safety and health problems. 

Opening the conference, lUD Presi- 
dent Howard D. Samuel declared: 
"With the more than 10 million Amer- 
ican workers unemployed, with some 
industries facing disaster, we are in 
the midst of one of the worst eco- 
nomic busts in recent history. Presi- 
dent Reagan's supply-side economics, 
coupled with tight money and high 
interest rates, have compounded the 
difficulty faced by many industries — 
but neither party in Congress has dis- 
tinguished itself this past year." 

Reviving the economy requires di- 

rect action by Congress, Samuel said, 
adding: "We want a sensible budget 
for America that supports social pro- 
grams for the defenseless, including 
the victims of layoffs. We need to 
revive our largest industry — auto as- 
sembly and auto parts and supplies — 
through auto local content legislation. 
And we need to relieve the strangle- 
hold of high interest rates that are 
squeezing the life out of industry after 
industry, and community after com- 


The day before the conference 
opened, legislation was offered in Con- 
gress to bring down high interest rates. 
The Low Interest Rate Act of 1982 
(H.R. 6124), introduced by House 
Banking Committee Chairman Fer- 
nand St. Germain (D-R.L), would 
extend the Credit Control Act of 1969, 
which gives the Federal Reserve Board 
and the president the authority to re- 
allocate credit. 

The measure would encourage the 


Fed to redirect credit from nonproduc- 
tive uses — such as corporate take- 
overs and commodity speculation — 
to productive uses such as housing 
construction and home mortgage, new 
plant and equipment for business, and 
state and local government investment 
in roads, mass transit, ports and 

The National Council for Low In- 
terest Rates, a coalition organized by 
lUD, played a major role in drafting 
the legislation. 

Pointing to the need for the bill, 
UBC President William Konyha 
stated: "Interest rates won't come 
down as long as Dupont is able to 
borrow $3 billion of your mortgage 
money to buy Conoco. Why should 
the Hunt Brothers be allowed to bor- 
row $1 billion in one week for silver 
speculation when that money is needed 
to rebuild the industrial base of this 

Konyha was joined in the panel dis- 
cussion on the economy by Utility 
Workers President James Joy and 
three liberal Democratic senators fac- 
ing unusually diflficult elections: 
Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio, Donald 
W. Riegle of Michigan, and Paul 
Sarbanes of Maryland. 


Joy commented that the three Sen- 
ate sneakers were special targets of 
the National Conservative Political 
Action Committee, the right-wing 
group that bragged it could elect 
Mickey Mouse to the Congress if it 
had enough money. "They proved 
their point and did just that in 1980," 
he said. 

Each of the senators stressed that 
the ultimate remedy for dealing with 
the economic and social problems 
created largely by the Reagan Ad- 
ministration and its allies in Congress 
is defeating them on Election Day in 
1982 and 1984. 

In the area of job health and safetv. 
Operating Engineers President J. C. 
Turner called attention to the "silent 
epidemic of occupational disease 
sweeping across America's work places 
virtually unrecognized." Every year, 
100,000 workers die from occupa- 
tional diseases and another 400,000 
are disabled, he said. But only some 
5% of these dead or disabled vic- 
tims receive any compensation under 
state workers' compensation programs. 

Complicating the problem. Turner 
continued, is that in most cases the 
diseases show up 20, 30, or 40 years 
after workers are exposed, and thus 
often after state deadlines for filing 

Sen. Paul Sarbanes of Maryland, one of several friends of labor under attack 
by right wing groups, speaks to the assembly. He called for strong political 
action by union members in 1982. 

General President 
Konyha at the micro- 
phone with Sen. Howard 
Metzenbaum of Ohio, 
one of three liberal 
Democratic senators who 
spoke at the sessions. 

Former Asst. Sec. of 
Labor for OSHA Eula 
Bingham, who achieved 
greater worker protec- 
tion during the Carter 
Administration, warned 
that OSHA regulations 
must continue strong. 

Four UBC delegates in 
a huddle. From left, 
Tony Anastasi, president 
of Local 1694, Washing- 
ton, D.C.; Larry 
Rozolsky, Local 1300, 
San Diego, Calif.; Joseph 
Scully, Jr., president of 
Local 1300; and Kenneth 
Wade, business rep., 
Local 340, Hagerstown, 

JUNE, 1982 



Millions of Americans living near 312 industrial 
plants that pollute the air with three billion pounds 
of toxic substances a year run high risks from 
cancer, lung disease and other life-threatening 
illnesses, according to the National Clean Air 

The coalition of environment groups said its 
information was obtained from studies done for the 
Environmental Protection Agency. The coalition 
said the findings prove that the 1970 Clean Air Act 
needs to be strengthened to force the EPA to set a 
timetable for dealing with three dozen pollutants 
now suspected of causing cancer or other ill health 
effects. Congress currently is considering legislation 
which would strengthen clean air standards as well 
as legislation which would loosen standards. 

The coalition said the populations most at risk 
are in areas where the plants are most heavily 
concentrated. These include New Jersey; the Gulf 
Coast of Texas: southeastern Louisiana; and near 
such cities as Buffalo, N.Y.; Chicago, III.; Gary, Ind.; 
Cleveland and Youngstown, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; 
San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. 

The main polluters include chemical plants, oil 
refineries, coke ovens, and other industrial facili- 
ties that emit more than 10,000 pounds of toxins a 


A typical American family needed $25,407 last 
year just to maintain a middle-income standard of 
living, a 9.8% increase over 12 months earlier, the 
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

At a lower, more austere level, the same family 
would have required $15,323 a year while a family 
on a higher budget affording a few simple luxuries 
would have needed $38,060, up 9.1 and 10.6%, 

The figures are derived from BLS's annual 
compilation of hypothetical expenses of an urban 
family of four at three different living standards as 
of last autumn. The amounts are nationwide 
averages, and represent before-tax income. 

Most American families were far short of the 
middle-level standard of living reflected by BLS's 
1981 intermediate budget. 


The AFL-CIO and its affiliates urged an additional 
13 weeks of unemployment benefits for recession 
victims and pressed Congress to reject new slashes 
in safety-net programs. 

A House Ways and Means subcommittee is con- 
sidering President Reagan's budget proposal for 
further cuts in various entitlement programs, 
including family assistance and social services for 
the needy as well as unemployment insurance. But 
labor witnesses insisted that the real need is to 
repair some of the damage Congress inflicted last 
year at the Administration's urging. 

AFL-CIO Social Security Director Bert Seidman 
warned that some 3 million unemployed workers 
will have their benefits curtailed in the coming fiscal 
year if the "ill-considered" actions taken by 
Congress aren't rectified. 

He noted that Congress had abolished the 
national trigger for extended benefits and raised the 
state trigger points just as the unemployment rate 
was starting its climb to the highest level since the 
Great Depression. 

During this same period, Seidman reminded the 
panel, 750,000 needy families with dependent 
children have had their AFDC benefits reduced or 
terminated. The further cuts proposed by the 
Reagan Administration would hit an additional 
921,000 AFDC families, he protested. 


Housing starts dropped 6% in April to a sea- 
sonally adjusted annual rate of 881,000 units, the 
Commerce Department reported. 

It was the ninth month in a row that the annual 
rate of starts failed to reach a million, itself a 
relatively depressed level. 

Building permits for home construction, an 
indication of building activity in coming months, 
had risen 9.4% in March to a seasonally adjusted 
annual rate of 870,000 units. 

For permits, it was the fifth monthly increase in 
a row. However, the March level was still 25% 
below the year-earlier rate. 

Economists and housing analysts said home 
construction would remain at depressed levels until 
interest rates decline. Mortgage rates have been 
averaging about 17.5%. 

In 1981, construction was begun on a total of 
1,084,000 housing units, the lowest figure since 
1946, when 1,056,000 units were started. Analysts 
say this year's number may not exceed last year's. 
In labor's view, the nation needs 2.5 million housing 
starts a year to replace obsolete housing and keep 
up with new family formation. 

March starts were 28% below the year-earlier 
rate of 1,318,000 units. 

Starts of single-family homes rose 8% in March 
to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 606,000 
units. But work on multifamily units declined 6.6% 
to an adjusted 341,000-unit annual rate. 

Home construction picked up in the North 
Central region and in the West but declined in the 
Northeast and the South. 




What Can Be Done? 


In recent years, plant shutdowns 
across the nation have left in their 
wake severe economic, social and 
family distress. 

Are these plant closings to be 
viewed as a kind of natural disaster, 
much to be feared but impossible to 
prevent? Is there little that can be 
done to cope with the crises which 
shutdowns typically cause in the lives 
of workers and their communities? 

There's a lot that can be done, and 
things are being accomplished in sev- 
eral large and small cities. Communi- 
ties don't have to sit passively by as 
plants close and local economies 

That's the message of a just- 
released study called "Shutdown — A 
Guide for Communities Facing Plant 
Closings." The 63-page report pulls 
together in a concise, readable way the 
kind of information which can be 
useful in preventing shutdowns and 
dealing with their effects when they 
occur. The report also shows that 
communities can rebuild and renew 
themselves economically and in spirit. 


The richly-documented report is the 
product of a year-long study by the 
Northeast-Midwest Institute, founded 
in 1977 to study the economy of the 
18-state region that has long formed 
the nation's industrial heartland. The 
Department of Housing and Urban 
Development funded the research for 
the study. 

Among the report's observations 
and conclusions are these: 

The best time to avert a shutdown 

and begin alleviating its adverse 
effects is before it happens, and the 
sooner the better. Workers and com- 
munities should be warned by the 
danger signals, a long list which would 
include aging equipment that a com- 
pany is unwilling to replace or mod- 
ernize, a slowdown of operations, and 
transfer of parent operations to an- 
other site. 

Thus alerted, those with power and 
influence in a community — including 
union, business, civic, and elected 
leaders — can join together in a kind 
of "economic action team." 

The team, or committee, can seek 
ways of keeping the plant open, pos- 
sibly arranging low-cost loans, or find- 
ing a new owner, or helping the plant's 
employees to purchase it. 

In one case, in 1976, when Sperry 
Rand announced the closing of its 
plant in Herkimer, N.Y., labor, busi- 
ness, government, banks and private 
citizens formed a holding company, 
the Mohawk Valley Community Cor- 
poration. The group packaged a deal, 
sold stock and bought the plant. 

If keeping the plant open isn't 
feasible, the community team can 
make preparations to mitigate the 
hardship which hits not only plant 
employees but sends economic ripples 
throughout the area. 

For those suddenly thrown out of 
work, special efforts can be made to 
cushion the financial and psycholo- 
gical blow. Crisis centers and tele- 
phone hotlines can answer questions 
ranging from unemployment benefits 
and mortgage protection to family 
budgeting and marital conflicts. 

Job workshops can help prepare the 
newly unemployed for new careers 
and refine skills helpful in finding 
employment. Job fairs can bring 
workers and employers together. 

Programs to retrain these jobless 
workers have proved helpful and 
should be greatly expanded. The 
Illinois State AFL-CIO created a Man- 
power Assistance Program in 1978 as 
an informational and technical re- 
source center in the event of plant 
closings. The program's Concentrated 
Industrial Outreach was set up in 1980 
to expand private sector-union involve- 
ment in employment and training pro- 

The Wyandotte community outside 
Detroit three years ago developed a 
comprehensive retraining, job coun- 
seling and employment center called 
the Downriver Community Confer- 
ence. The center, assisted by a U.S. 
Labor Department grant, has served 
some 7,500 jobless employees of four 

Such eff'orts as job counseling and 
retraining are vitally important in 
"maintaining a strong, viable work- 
force, which is essential to putting a 
community back on its feet and ulti- 
mately attracting new business," the 
report stresses. 

A "strong public and private sector 
commitment" can attract new industry 
and revive communities hit by plant 
closings, the report explains. 


Communities which had depended 
on a single industry can be put on a 
stronger footing than before through 
economic diversification and by foster- 
ing growth industries. 

In Detroit, federal urban develop- 
ment and mass transit grants served as 
a lever for private investment to create 
Cadillac Mall, a project to renovate 
the central business district. 

In Baltimore, business leaders and 
the city government reversed inner 
city decline by revitalizing the city's 
once-bustling waterfront with federal 
help. Harbor Place attracts thousands 
of visitors to its shops and restaurants. 

Federal programs which can assist 
local industrial and commercial re- 
vitalization have been shrinking as a 
result of budget cuts, the report notes. 

More, not less, federal help is 
needed to help breathe new life into 
the nation's vital industrial regions. 

No good reason exists to abandon 
the cities to decay, for much energy, 
resources and hope remain there. 

As the study notes, "All the ghost 
towns are still in the West." 

JUNE, 1982 




I was falling, 
plunging toward 
the bristling 
steel construction 


Member, Local 2250 
Red Bank, New Jersey 

The following story is reprinted by permission from Guideposfs Magazine (copy- 
right ©, 1981 by Guideposts Associates, Inc., Carmel, New York J0512^ Guideposis 
Magazine, published and edited by Norman Vincent Peale and Ruth Stafford Peale, is 
a monthly inspirational, interfaith, nonprofit publication available by subscription. 

I'm a carpenter, an ordinary man 
who works hard with his hands. I say 
this because the experience I'm going 
to tell you about is a strange one, and 
I want you to know I'm not the kind 
of man to go around making up out- 
landish stories. 

TTie winter of 1971 was a tough one 
for the building trades in Monmouth 
County, New Jersey, where my family 
lived. I write country-western music 
on the side and play the guitar and 
sing, so I was able to pick up a few 
jobs on weekends, but not enough to 
support my wife and three kids. 

Then, just before Christmas, I 

landed my first solid job in months, on 
the nuclear power plant that was under 
construction at Salem, New Jersey, 
129 miles from our home in Oakhurst. 
I was grateful for the work, even 
though it meant I had to live at a 
motel in Salem and only got home to 
see my family on weekends. 

The nuclear plant was a massive 
project, involving over 4000 men. I 
was on the crew building the huge, 
250-foot cooling towers, like the ones 
at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania. 
My particular job was to erect the 
work platforms and the wooden forms 
— plywood sheets nailed to heavy 

frames — into which the concrete for 
the thick tower walls was poured. 

All my working life I was used to 
heights, but climbing the steel to the 
tops of those towers, as high as a 20- 
story building, made me nervous. In 
fact, the whole job made me nervous. 
On such a vast project there often are 
lots of injuries. Every day we heard 
stories of men losing fingers and toes 
and even arms and legs. 

One day in February, about three 
months into the job, I sat eating break- 
fast in the motel luncheonette with my 
buddy John. "Hey Bob," he said, "you 
know the motel manager's wife, Mrs. 
Schmidt? Well, I was passing the office 
late last night and I heard her crying. I 
guess business is pretty bad. . ." 

"Yeah, well, we all have problems," 
I replied. "Hey, we gotta get going." 

John was silent as we drove to the 
work site. It was a clear, sunny day but 
bitterly cold. I was glad I'd be working 
inside the tower, fairly close to the bot- 
tom, out of the wind, stripping the 
forms off the hardened walls. 


Before I had been at the site ten 
minutes, the cold was numbing my fin- 
gers. High above, sunlight streamed 
through the circular mouth of the 
tower. Around me, in the freezing 
semi-twilight at the bottom, there was 
bedlam as workers swarmed over the 
scaffolding. From the unfinished floors, 
a bristling bed of upright steel con- 
struction rods protruded. 

1 grabbed a hammer and a stripping 
crowbar and paused, looking up at the 
platform'where I'd be working, 35 feet 
above the floor. 

"Hey Jake!" I called to the foreman, 
my breath steaming the frigid air. "You 
only got one plank on that platform!" 

"It's all right. Bob" he said, trotting 
over. "If we put up another plank, you 
won't have room to pull the forms 
away from the wall. Just be careful." 

"Okay," I replied, but I was doubt- 
ful; an eight-inch-wide board isn't 
much to stand on. 

I climbed up and began prying the 
forms loose. It was slow and hard, 
working so close to the wall on that 
shaky plank, and the plywood forms 
were heavy and awkward to handle. 

By ten o'clock I had managed to get 
one off. I paused to warm my numbed 
hands. Down below, I could see my 
co-workers picking their way through 
the forest of upright steel rods. Nasty 
things. They were for reinforcing the 
floor; each one was five-eighths of an 
inch thick, and they varied in height 
from one to three feet. Their tips were 
flat. All the same, I had seen a fellow 


worker impaled on such rods about 
two years before. All it took was one 
careless move. . . . 

I began prying the second form 
loose. It wouldn't budge; it .was stuck 
to the concrete. I pulled harder. Sud- 
denly the crowbar slipped, throwing 
me off balance. I plunged forward to- 
ward the foot-wide opening where the 
other plank ordinarily would have 
been. I knew I was falling. Fear tore 
through me. I cried out, "God, help 

Then, incredibly, it happened. The 
wooden form and the gray wall of the 
tower vanished in a blaze of brilliant 
white light. In the middle of that beau- 
tiful, clear light, yet not part of it, 
stood a Man. He was dressed in a white 
robe made of some kind of silky cloth. 
There was a rope around His waist and 
sandals on His feet. His head was cov- 
ered by a hood that appeared to be 
part of the robe. Framing the Man's 
face, and just visible under the hood, 
was dark brown, shoulder-length hair. 
He had a beard with a small part in 
the middle. His dark brown eyes were 
commanding but kindly. 

Then He spoke. The voice was not 
in my head, but a real, external voice, 
beautiful and deep, and it seemed to 
echo. There is a verse in the Bible that 
reminds me of it: ". . . and His voice 
was like the sound of many waters." 
(Revelation 1:15, RSV) 

As long as I live, I will never forget 
His words: "Son, I am going to save 
you. Just trust in Me. Don't fight Me." 

Then He vanished. And I was fall- 
ing, plunging face down toward those 
upright steel rods, each one a dagger. 

Strangely, all fear had left me. As 
my body hurtled down toward death, 
I thought: Should I try to save myself 
somehow? Is there anything I can grab 
. . .? There was nothing. 


Don't fight Me, the Man's voice 
echoed through my mind. I abandoned 
myself to whatever might happen. 

Suddenly, I felt some kind of Power 
turn my body. Now I was no longer 
falling face down but sideways, rigidly, 
like a ruler on edge. 

I slammed down between the steel 
rods. My back grazed the concrete 
floor, then I was jerked up as if on a 
giant string, bouncing crazily. Then 
everything was still. 

Everybody came running. "Oh, my 
God! My God!" Jake kept saying. 

"He landed on the rods — they're 
clean through him!" someone cried. 

"I can't look! I'm gonna be sick!" 
somebody else said. 

"No ... no ... I'm air right," I 
Continued on Page 8 

What Are Your Experiences? 

No one likes to relive accidents — one's own or another's. Unfortu- 
nately, accidents do happen, . . . but a more upsetting thought is the 
realization that many accidents could be avoided. 

This month, we are reprinting one member's story: Although Robert 
Bowden's experience turned out to be a positive one, many accidents 
have heartbreaking conclusions. Robert Bowden will surely think twice 
before once again working on an airborne platform that's only half the 
normal width — ^narrower than the length of a person's foot. 

We surmise that many of you have experienced accidents, as a 
spectator or directly, and, as a result, many have some valuable informa- 
tion to share with other members regarding special situations to watch 
out for or points to be remembered. 

Following is a simple questionnaire designed as an outline for stimu- 
lating some thoughts on the subject of safety measures. You may put 
your thoughts and suggestions on separate sheets of paper, if you want to 
describe your experiences at length. Please feel free to detail any sugges- 
tions, with anecdotes if applicable, that you feel could benefit other mem- 
bers, and send the completed questionnaire and any related material to: 
Preventive Safety, CARPENTER magazine, 101 Constitution Ave., 
Washington, D.C. 20001. (We hope to compile your responses in a later 
issue of the CARPENTER.) 

Can you remember any particularly outstanding incident that you've 
witnessed, or been a part of, during your worldng career where an 
accident could have been avoided had some specific precautions been 
attended to? Or, a dangerous task where the risk was avoided because 
of specific precautions? 

Any unnecessarily dangerous situations that members are asked to 
work in on a repeated basis, without remedying the problem? What's the 

Do you have any specific tips or suggestions that you run your 
worldng day by — be it carpenter, millwright, industrial worker, etc. — 
"Rules" that you benefit from almost daily, yet others may not have that 
same knowledge? (Please, even if something seems not worth men- 
tioning to you, stop and think if that's so only because it's become such 
an automatic part of your work day — like not removing your hard hat 
until you're completely free of the construction area — and could actually 
benefit other members who may not yet have been exposed to the same 
situations or series of events.) 

The Incredible Rescue 

Continued from Page 7 

gasped. "Cut . . . my belt . . ." 

A couple of guys rushed in to cut 
my belt. Suddenly I could breathe 

"Good God!" Jake said. "I've never 
seen anything like this. How come 
those rods didn't go through him?" 

My plummeting body had passed 
between the rods. The belt loop on my 
pants had snagged the tip of the tallest 
rod, about three feet above the floor. 
Miraculously, the loop held, breaking 
the force of my fall. Except for grazing 
my lower back on the concrete, I was 
suspended above the other rods. 

Gently my co-workers lifted me off 
the rods and laid me on the floor. TTiey 
gasped in shocked surprise when, a 
few seconds later, I stood up. 

"I don't believe it!" one of the guys 
said. "He should be dead, but he's 
standing here!" 

"Bob, the Lord was with you to- 
day." Jake said, "or this never could 
have happened!" 

"TTiat's right, Jake," I said fervently, 
"the One Who saved me was Jesus 
Christ. He gets the credit!" I was about 
to tell them what I had seen, but 
something stopped me. I figured they'd 
never believe me, in spite of the mira- 
cle they had just witnessed. 

At the hospital. X-rays revealed no 
broken bones. My only injury was a 

large bruise on my lower back, where 
it had hit the floor. The doctor pre- 
scribed muscle relaxants and sent me 

Back at the motel, Mrs. Schmidt was 
already running a hot tub for me. She 
had heard the news. "You sure you're 
all right, Mr. Bowden?" she asked, 
concern etched on her careworn face. 

"Just a little woozy from the pills," 
I replied, sinking down into a chair. 

"Well, don't you try going out for 
supper," she said. "I'll bring you a nice 
home-cooked meal. You called home 

I told her I hadn't but would, and I 
thanked her for her concern. Then I 
remembered John telling me that he 
had heard her crying, and I felt a pang 
of remorse at my indifference . . . 

The next morning John was sur- 
prised to see me at breakfast. 

"You're not going in today, old 
buddy, are you?" he asked. 

"Sure," I replied, munching a piece 
of toast. "I'm okay." 

"God was really with you yesterday. 
Bob," he said, studying me. 

I looked back at him, and decided to 
tell him the truth. "John, just as I fell 
off that scaffold I saw Jesus Christ." 

He slowly lowered his cup and 
looked away. "That's impossible." 

"No," I replied firmly, "it's not im- 
possible. I saw Him, and He saved my 
life." Then I told him about the vision. 

"Bob," he said, after I had finished, 
"It's not that I doubt your word . . . 

but I still think it's impossible. Still, 
you're here today, alive and healthy . . . 
so maybe it's not so impossible." 

All that day I found myself wonder- 
ing why the Lord had shown Himself 
to me, and had saved me. Why had I 
been singled out for a miracle? Did 
the Lord want me to do some great 
work in the world? How could I? I 
was just an ordinary workingman . . . 

You can he kind, a voice seemed to 
say in my heart — and so that night I 
sought out Mrs. Schmidt to thank her 
for taking such good care of me the 
night before, and to chat with her for 
a while. 

All of this happened nine years ago. 
I'm still a carpenter, and I still write 
songs and play and sing. If God has a 
big job for me, it's still in the future, 
but I'm open to it. Meanwhile, I just 
try to be helpful and kind to troubled 
people wherever I meet them. That's 
something I can do right now — it's 
something we all can do. 

Sometimes, when I think people will 
accept it, I tell them about the day 
when I saw Jesus and He saved my life. 
And their eyes light up with hope. 
They know that even if they can't see 
Him, if He reached down and helped 
Bob Bowden out of a tight spot, then 
He'll surely help them, too. And I'm 
reminded of the words of Jesus Him- 
self: ". . . because thou hast seen Me, 
thou hast believed: blessed are they 
that have not seen, and yet have be- 
lieved." (John 20:29) 

'Hi, I'm Gail' 

We. Jua-t-v^ 

Gail sits in her window perch, holding 
a hard hat given to her by tlie crew. 

Brotherhood members on a worksite 
in Seattle, Wash., had no idea that this 
job would be any different from any 
other. That was before they saw a sign 
taped in a hospital window above the site, 

"Hi, I'm Gail." The writer of the sign 
was six-year-old Gail Voho of Cebanse, 
III. — a patient at the Fred Hutchinson 
Cancer Research Center. 

The crew, Ray Atkinson, Local 131, 
Seattle, Wash.; Dwain Rawley, Ix)cal 
1289, Seattle, Wash.; Dave Marberg, 
Local 1289; Steve Austin, Local 131; and 
Dave Skidmore, Local 131; countered 
with some signs of their own. "Each day, 
we'd have something fresh [to say], and 
she would have signs in the window," 
Dave Skidmore recalled. 

In the beginning, the crew did not 
realize the severity of Gail's condition; 
and, as it became apparent, were reluctant 
to believe she was dying. "There was a 
lot of anger over what this child had to 
go through," Dwain Rawley relates. "We 
just didn't want our baby suffering." 

After a bone-marrow transplant in 
March of this year. Gail could no longer 
go to the window — so the workers went 
to her. At times, the whole crew would 
fill up the hospital room to visit the 
amazingly good-spirited little girl. "She 
was an inspiration," Rawley continues, 
"she was happy with what she had. And 
she made the best of the situation until 

the end." As a last effort, the crew took 
up a collection for Gail's parents, John 
and Mary Yoho. In Mary's words, "They 
helped us in a real hard time." 

And it was Mary that took on the 
task of posting the final message. It ap- 
peared on a Monday in the customary 
spot: "Thank you for caring. Gail says 

UBC members gather outside the Fred 
Hutchinson Cancer Center, where Gail 
lost her final battle against cancer. From 
left, Ray Atkinson, Dwain Rawley, Dave 
Marberg, Steve Austin and Dave Skid- 
more. Photographs by The Seattle Times. 




iBt's Start Building Houses 

On March 17, 1982, I joined with 
Senator Lugar and others in introduc- 
ing legislation (S. 2226) designed to 
revitalize the housing industry. My 
goal was, and is, to put hundreds of 
thousands of unemployed Americans 
in the building trades industry back 
to work. 

Put very simply, S. 2226 would cre- 
ate thousands of jobs in a short period 
of time, and put back to work many 
who are tired of feeling the brunt of 
a weakening economy. 

As I have traveled throughout my 
own state of Oregon, I have met with 
many in the building trades industry 
who are unemployed, many who are 
telling me that unless something occurs 
to spur the home building industry, 
that they may be forced to pack up 
their families and move somewhere 
else in the country. 

The legislation introduced by Sen- 
ator Lugar, myself, and others would 
do more than put people back to 
work — it also would assist young 
married couples and others to pur- 
chase a home. We all know that with 
interest rates soaring around 17%, 
that most Americans can't afford to 
purchase a home without some kind 
of financial assistance. S. 2226 would 
help them. 

These are the specifics of the legis- 
lation we have introduced: 

First, the legislation would make 
available about $5.1 billion over the 
next five years to reduce mortgage 
rates on new homes, up to 4%. 

Second, only low and middle-income 
families with gross incomes of $30,000 

By U.S. Senator Bob Packwood 

Republican, Oregon 

or less a year would be eligible for 
this reduced mortgage rate. 

Third, subsidized mortgages would 
be available in every state. 

Fourth, the funds for the reduced 
mortgage rate would be allocated to 
the states based on three state factors: 

1 . State population 

2. Unemployment 

3. Rate of decline or lag in new 
housing starts 

Fifth, individuals who qualify for 
this special program would have to 
repay the federal government the full 
amount of subsidy that they received 
upon the resale of their home. How- 
ever, provisions have been written into 
the bill to protect consumers to make 
sure that all of the homebuyer's 
equity is not taken away by the gov- 

There is no question that emergency 

actions are necessary to put Americans 
back to work, and spur our nation's 
economic recovery. In addition, I 
think that we all agree that we must 
set in place today the necessary instru- 
ments to help ensure we can meet our 
housing needs ten years down the 
road, and beyond. 

In Oregon, half the lumber mills 
are either closed or barely operating. 
Our problem is compounded by the 
fact that unemployment in the forest 
products industry has reached almost 
50%. Many in Oregon are being 
forced to sell their homes and move 
somewhere else in the country. 

The time to act is now. With 
summer approaching. Congress has a 
responsibility to do what it can to 
create jobs. This is one Senator who 
is committed to curbing rising unem- 
ployment and putting Oregonians 
back to work. 

BOB PACKWOOD (R-Oregon) has been a 
member of the Senate for over 12 years, 
serving on numerous subcommittees in- 
cluding a chairmanship on the Subcom- 
mittee for Taxation and Debt Manage- 
ment and the Subcommittee for National 
Ocean Policy Study. A practicing at- 
torney before his election to the Senate, 
while in office, Senator Packwood has 
supported a bill deleting the exemption 
of military construction projects from the 
Davis-Bacon Act, and he fought for labor 
law reform and situs picketing in pre- 
vious sessions of Congress. 

JUNE, 1982 

From one of 26 UBC State Histories: 

Ohio Carpenters on the Defensive 



Building Ohio, 1881-1981, is the title of 
an 80-page illustrated booklet sponsored 
by the Labor Education and Research 
Service of Ohio State University and the 
Ohio State Council of Carpenters. Pre- 
pared in commemoration of the United 
Brotherhood's centennial, the boolclet 
describes in 14 chapters, or essays, the 
establishment and growth of the UBC in 
this vital Midwest state. 

The following article is an abridged 
version of one of the essays, telling of 
the struggles of UBC members at the 
turn of the century. 

Working under the direction of Milan 
Marsh, executive secretary-treasurer of 
the state council, local unions and 
councils made available to Ohio State 
students many records, journals, and 
other data. The project was coordinated 
by C. J. Slanicka, director of the Labor 
Education and Research Service, work- 
ing with Warren VanTine, Marie Bell 
Sickmeier, and Gail Arch Vorys. 

Ohio Carpenters struggled to preserve the 8-hour day in 1900. 

I he 1900s were period of union 
organization and development for 
Ohio carpenters. New locals were 
sprouting up throughout the state, 
while established ones steadily in- 
creased membership. It seemed as if 
the early 1900s would be a time for 
union prosperity. The use of the union 
label, which distinguished union-made 
work, and the beginning of no-strike 
contracts were major tools which re- 
sulted in tremendous increase in 
union membership. By 1905, Ohio 
unions had joined other states in using 
the carpenter's label on their work. 
Shops using the labels could only 
employ union workers. 


Throughout the decade, efforts were 
made to recruit non-union carpenters 
in the struggle against the contractors. 
In March 1900, journeymen car- 
penters of Cleveland tried to gain 
support from non-imion carpenters in 
a movement to increase wages. They 
challenged all the carpenters in the 
vicinity to demand and get $2.80 per 
8-hour day. Guilt tactics were also 
employed when trying to persuade 
non-union carpenters to join the local 
union. In 1902 in Canton, for ex- 

ample, union organizers pleaded with 
non-union carpenters to help pave the 
way for their children. Apparently this 
worked, for 24 men filled out union 
applications that night. 

Since small local unions were rela- 
tively weak in making demands upon 
large, powerful contractors of the area, 
locals began to unite their efforts in 
order to make a stronger appeal. As 
early as 1901, Toledo Locals 25, 168 
and 557 held a joint session and 
adopted resolutions for the 8-hour day 
at 20'!^ per hour. This increase in 
strength no doubt brought about 
greater influence over contractors in 
the Toledo area. . . . 

A major step in the development of 
the Carpenter's Union was a movement 
in early 1901 to enforce the card sys- 
tem. Employers were slow to accept 
this challenge, and even after they 
did, it was common for some to go 
back on their agreements. A remedy 
often used to keep employers in line 
was the boycotting of certain con- 
tractors until they went back to the 
established agreements. 

Business agents were often em- 
ployed by local unions to stimulate 
more awareness of the union, and 
thereby increase membership. Youngs- 

town carpenters, as early as 1902, 
were employing agents to recruit non- 
union carpenters. 

This strategy paid off, for, at the 
time, there were over 500 union car- 
penters in the Youngstown area. 


Ohio carpenters' successful organi- 
zational drives met with harsh opposi- 
tion. Many contractors tried backing 
out of their union agreements; others 
simply refused to hire union men. 
Contractors, who felt that their posi- 
tion as employers was being threat- 
ened, occasionally resorted to unethical 
means to decrease the strength of the 
union carpenter. They would adver- 
tise in out-of-town newspapers for 
carpenters in order to flood the local 
market with idle men, thereby forcing 
down wages. Employer associations 
were formed seemingly for the pur- 
pose of ignoring union demands, and 
to break up labor organization. In 
the summer of 1906, a Cleveland 
employers' association offered men 
$5.00 per day and steady work if they 
would disown the union. Although the 
number of hours per day was not 
specified, it is not surprising that some 



men deserted the union since at the 
time the scale was $3.00 to $3.50 per 
8-hour day. Similarly, the Meader 
Furniture Company of Cincinnati re- 
sisted the organization of their factory 
yet boasted they could get union 
members for the right price . . . 
in some cases the temptation tended 
to be too great. One local's members 
in Youngstown, for example, were 
persuaded by the Wayne Brewing 
Company of Pennsylvania to erect a 
storage building as non-union car- 
penters. . . . 

One incident concerning the strug- 
gle over non-union labor is particularly 
interesting. The American League 
Baseball Grandstand at Cleveland was 
erected by non-union labor despite 
the assurance of Mr. Kilfoyle, presi- 
dent of the Cleveland Baseball Club, 
that the entire job would be "straight," 
meaning that the contract would have 
a "union labor only" clause. This as- 
surance was made to a Building Trades 
Council Committee (BTCC). How- 
ever, on the day of the closing game 
a contract, with the union clause 
scratched out, was handed to the 
Hunkin Brothers Construction Corh- 
pany, a notoriously unfair firm. Th? 
following day the Cleveland news- 
papers announced that the grand- 
stand was to be built under "open 
shop conditions." Thereupon, the 
BTCC waited on Mr. Kilfoyle for an 
explanation. He claimed to have re- 
ceived piles of letters from influential 
business and professional men and the 
Manufacturing Association, demand- 
ing that the grandstand be built with 
non-union labor since they were the 
ones paying the high admission fees 
and that the union men, as a rule, 
only occupied the bleachers. The 
BTCC then went to Mr. Johnson, the 
president of the American Baseball 
League, who agreed to take up the 
grievance but later informed them that 
he could do nothing about the matter. 
The BTCC then decided to inform 
union labor in the cities where games 
were to be played about the matter 
and asked them not to attend the 
games of this "Cheap Baseball Team," 
as a lesson to other cities planning to 
build such a structure. 

The boycotting of contractors and 
materials proved to be an effective 
measure taken by union men when 
employers violated agreements. "Un- 
fair Lists" were also published in the 
Carpenter Journal, but it seems as 
though discrimination against union 
members, unfavorable public opinion 
toward the union, and the willingness 
of non-union carpenters to work for 
yery low wages, all helped the con- 
tractors gain the upper hand. 

Some of the fighting took place in 
the courts. The Kahn Construction 
Company of Detroit got an injunction 
from a Judge Rogers against a local 
in Youngstown. Later, in circuit court, 
the injunction was dismissed and an 
$800,000 contract to build a new 
courthouse was given to "fair labor." 
It is remarkable that in Ohio the 
courts seemed to favor labor in this 
decade of largely anti-labor union 
court decisions. In 1910, Judge 
Morton of Toledo, handed down a 
decision in favor of the boycott. Ac- 
cording to Judge Morton, "The right 
of the defendants to publish and make 
known to the public their grievances, 
real or imaginary, in the manner the 
evidence shows they acted, is guar- 
anteed by the Constitution of the 

At the turn of the century, car- 
penters throughout Ohio made de- 
mands upon the contractors for which 
they worked. Smaller towns struggled 
to work only a 9-hour day with pay 
in the vicinity of 25('' per hour. Small 
local unions in these towns apparently 
lacked the strength needed to demand 
the same wages as those being re- 
ceived by carpenters in larger cities. 
In 1900, Akron Local 84 asked 25^ 
per hour as the minimum wage for 
their workers as well as the 9-hour 
day. At the same time, the carpenters 
of Cleveland decided to make a stand 
for 35«> per hour and to maintain the 
8-hour day already achieved. . . . 

By mid-1905, carpenters in Cleve- 
land were asking for 45';'' per hour and 
one half day on Saturday. Contractors, 
however, set wages at 40<r which led 
to a walkout of employees. Again, the 
Cleveland carpenters held firm until 
their demands were recognized and 
the open shop policy was abandoned. 

By the close of the first decade of 
the 20th century, all areas of Ohio 
showed an increase in wages as well 
as a decline in the number of hours 
worked. Carpenters in small towns 
throughout the state were working 
towards or had already attained the 
8-hour day. The wages being de- 
manded were about 351^ per hour, a 
wage already secured by the cities at 

the beginning of the decade. Cleveland, 
Columbus, and Cincinnati were con- 
sidered 8-hour cities by 1900. Car- 
penters' main efforts in this decade 
were concerned with increasing wages. 
In mid 1910, Cincinnati carpenters 
were asking around 52i^ per hour in 
order to keep up with the rising 
prices, although half of their men 
were unemployed. 

The Chicago American Contractor 
reported that out of 47 leading cities, 
only 14 showed gains in building from 
1907-1908. The rest showed losses 
from 6 to 84%. In Ohio, Cincinnati 
showed a loss of 35%, Columbus a 
loss of 32%, and the greatest loss in 
Ohio was Toledo which took a 65% 


Although most of the locals spent 
the slow times planning for the future, 
some engaged in jurisdictional dis- 
putes, and some even attempted to 
become contractors themselves. In 
January 1908, there was a jurisdic- 
tional dispute between the members 
of the United Brotherhood and mem- 
bers of the Structural Iron Workers as 
to the placing of wooden seats in a 
public building in Cleveland. The 
United Brotherhood Executive Board 
decided that the work belonged to the 
carpenters and instructed the members 
to retain control of it. At the same 
time, another Cleveland local com- 
municated to the Board an interest in 
forming a stock company to start a 
union construction company. The 
Board refused to sanction this en- 
deavor. This was because the purpose 
of the union was to better the work- 
ing conditions of the carpenters and 
not to transform some carpenters into 

The Ohio carpenters from 1900- 
1910 were a group of men with many 
challenges ahead of them. They were 
only beginning to strive for what they 
deserved on the economic scale for 
that day. Through organization and 
development they achieved a number 
?)f successes. It was these men who 
overcame great barriers to make the 
Carpenters a leading union organiza- 
tion today. 

Thu CiM Muil ht Shpwn When Rfqutitfrf 

A UBC membership card 
certifying that John Soldat 
was a member in good stand- 
ing of Local 1365, Cleve- 
land, O., in the year 1907. 
The card was punched along 
the bottom as each month's 
dues were paid. 


This certifies that 

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JUNE, 1982 




Earlier this year, the Canada Mortgage and 
Housing Corporation issued its quarterly forecast, 
indicating that, due to high interest rates and 
consistently high mortgage rates, housing starts 
would fall by 9% over 1982, from 177,973 units 
in 1981 to a predicted 162,000 units. 

Housing start predictions by different groups of 
experts have ranged from a low of 140,000 to a 
high of 185,400 units, but these figures are gen- 
erally below the industry's performance in past 
years. Housing Minister Paul Cosgrove hopes that 
actual housing starts will be higher than even his 
own officials are predicting. "With interest rates 
maintaining some stability, I expect there will be 
more activity in the housing sector than most of 
the forecasts are talking about." 

National Democratic Party leader Ed Broadbent 
suggested one way of stimulating the depressed 
housing industry. After conducting a cross-country 
economic development tour to determine the 
public's views regarding the Canadian economy, 
he called for an excess profits tax on the banks, 
saying that this money could be channelled in the 
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to help 
solve the housing crisis. 


The recent Ocean Ranger oil rig disaster off the 
coast of Newfoundland that cost 84 lives was 
partially due to bureaucratic wrangling between the 
Federal government and the Newfoundland pro- 
vincial government over the oil rig's jurisdictional 
affiliation, according to Ed Finn, columnist for the 
Toronto Star. Intra-government disagreement may 
have been the reason behind the Ocean Ranger's 
ineffective safety regulations, insufficient safety 
drills, and general neglect of precautionary 
practices, Finn contends. 

At one time, federal jurisdiction set the pace in 
safety legislation, but, because it divides its health 
and safety programs among many departments and 
agencies, as opposed to a single department as in 
the provincial systems, its safety laws are now 
considered the weakest in the country. 


As Director of the Ontario Ministry of Labour's 
construction health and safety branch, Walter 
Melinyshyn is responsible for administering a 
governmental program aimed at reducing and 
eliminating workplace health and safety hazards. 
One of his major goals is to bring about a "marked 
drop" in lost-time injuries and fatalities. 

According to Melinyshyn, there has been a down- 
ward trend in lost-time injuries and fatalities since 
1973, when the Ontario government assumed 
responsibility for the enforcement of construction 
health and safety legislation. Yet, the fatality rate is 
now leveling off rather than declining. Falls and 
accidents resulting from moving equipment have 
accounted for an increasing number of jobsite 
fatalities. A large number of young people are also 
killed in construction-related accidents. 

Melinyshyn's strategy for controlling the problem 
includes involving both labour and management 
in task forces on falls and moving equipment 
accidents, safety committees and organizations, 
construction associations, and the branch's safety 
inspections. With the authority to lay charges and 
prosecute offenders of safe worksite conditions, 
safety inspectors have a high 81 % average 
prosecuting success rate. In 1980, the inspectors 
issued 29,500 orders to correct improper jobsite 
situations. Out of 268 prosecution cases between 
April and December, 1981, 216 resulted in 

Melinyshyn also has emphasized the need to 
train and educate young workers entering the 
labour force on the dangers present on the jobsite. 


Almost one-quarter, or 23.8%, of Canada's con- 
struction labor force was unemployed during the 
month of March, according to Statistics Canada. 
During that same month, the seasonally-adjusted, 
overall unemployment rate rose to a record 9.0%, 
leaving for the third consecutive month over one 
million people without work. Of these, 165,000 were 
construction workers. 

Statistics Canada said that the unemployment 
rate increased in all provinces except Newfound- 
land, where the rate declined by 0.5% to 14.2%. 
In Prince Edward Island, the unemployment rate 
rose by 1.5% to 12.6%; in Quebec, by 0.8% to 
12.2%; in Nova Scotia, by 0.7% to 12.5%; in 
New Brunswick, by 0.5% to 13.5%; and in Ontario, 
by 0.1% to 7.7%. 


On September 12, 1982, workers involved in the 
construction of the $39 million Roy Thomson Hall, 
formerly the New Massey Hall, will attend a "hard 
hat" preview one day before the hall's gala opening. 
Featured will be the Toronto Symphony and the 
Mendelssohn Choir, the two primary users of the 
hall. The hall seats 2,800 people and is located on 
a 2.5 acre site in downtown Toronto. 



Lomi union nEui! 

Californians Plan 
Family Jamboree 

Brotherhood members in Santa Clara, 
San Benito, Santa Cruz, and San Mateo, 
Calif. Counties who take pride in their 
work, enjoy country western music, and 
like good, old-fashioned competition, will 
find a potpourri of exciting activities on 
June 5, 1982, at a family jamboree spon- 
sored by the Building Trades Councils of 
the four county areas. The event will take 
place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on 
the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. 

The purpose of the jamboree is to 
bring together workers in the construc- 
tion industry. Local unions will set up 
individual booths to display the unique- 
ness, skill, and history of their different 
crafts. Members will participate in craft 
skill competitions, and apprentices, too, 
will vie for prizes and awards by entering 
apprenticeship contests. 

Other activities will include entertain- 
ment by country western singer Merle 
Haggard, athletic competitions, including 
an arm wrestling contest sponsored by 
The World Free Style Arm Wrestlers 
Association and a tug-of-war, an exhibit 
of photographs. 

» V 

California members prepared and 
distributed a broad array of promotional 
items — leaflets, bumper stickers, flyers 
about the jamboree and the concert. 

VOC Certificates 

The Volunteer Organizing Committee 
(VOC) of Local 2465, Willmar, Minn., 
was recently presented certificates in 
recognition of its work in enlisting new 
members. Local 2465 Vice President 
James Ernst, right, made the presentations 
to Randy Bjerkisness, Steve Ahmann, 
and Claude Dobbelaere. Committee 
Member Lynn Hagen was not present. 

California State 
Auxiliary Officers 

The California State Council's Ladies' 
Auxiliary recently elected the following 
officers and district board members to 
serve a two-year term, from 1982 to 
1984: President Lois Wilhite, Vice Presi- 
dent Rose Waters, Secretary Hope Cain, 
Treasurer Beverly Dilling, District One 
Board Member Edna Agasse, District 
Two Board Member Virginia Reinhardt, 
and District Three Board Member Linda 
Glendenning. The council has prepared 
two special information sheets for aux- 
iliaries — one on organizing a new aux- 
iliary, and another on why a local union 
should sponsor a ladies' auxiliary. 

Steward Training in Champaign 

On April 10, 1982, the East Central Illinois District Council 
presented the new steward training program, "Building 
Union," to 26 members of Local 44, Champaign, III. Partici- 
pants of the program are pictured in the above photograph. 
First row, from left: Jim Dorsey, Doc Ribbe, Jim Canull, 
Rich Molina, David Johnson, Dan Bruce, Roy Lewis, and 
T. G. Rhoads. Second row, from left: Chuck Bruns, Robert 
Lewis, Allen Mansfield, Julius Hufmeyer, Chris Henderson, 
Richard Baxley, Robert L. Roberts, Michael Smith, Vernon 
L. May, John Ferree, Rob Elmer, and Jerry Weeks. Third row, 
from left: Business Representative Bert Hacker, Moke Dum- 
mitt, Gary Swinford, Barclay A. Burke, Assistant Business 
Representative James Dunn, and Darrell Holzhauser. 

OSHA Safety and Health Seminar Held in St. Louis, Missouri 

Joe Durst, director of the Brotherhood's OSHA-supported 
safety and health project, conducted a special one-day seminar 
at the St. Louis, Mo., Carpenters Hall on April 13. The 
seminar, for both construction and industrial stewards, was 

arranged by Ollie Langhorst, executive secretary-treasurer of 
the local council. At left above are shown some of the 
participants in the seminar. At upper right. Durst, left, talks 
with a participant and Donald Brussel, business representative. 

JUNE, 1982 


Two Groups of Stewards Train in Cumberland, Md. 

Twenty members of Local 1024, Cumberland, Md., attended 
one Construction Stewards Training Program last March. The 
program was presented at the Carpenters Union Hall in 
Cumberland, Md. Attendants are shown in the above picture, 
front row, from left: Trainer Dale Crabtree, Orlow Wright. 
Stan Taylor, John Roach, Leo Berg, and Lowell Berg. Second 
row, from left: Gene McGill, Sheridan Logue, William Fertig, 
Jack Adams, Luther Moon, and Vivan Watls. Back row, from 
left: William DuVall, Curl Dieterle, Ray Fike, Martin N ester, 
Sr., Dale Cardwell, Tanny Whitt, Ralph Sites and Ralph 
Mowery. The special training, called "Building Union," was 
recently developed by the General Office staff, to supplement 
a similar industrial union training program. 

On March 9 and 16, 1982, members of Local 1024, Cum- 
berland, Md., attended a construction stewards training 
program, "Building Union," given at the Apprentice Center 
for Training in LaVale, Md. Business Representative Dale 
Crabtree acted as instructor for the following members, 
pictured above. Front row, from left: Steven Clark, Chris 
Twigg, Ken Fike, Robert Shaffer, Joseph Reuschel, Robert 
Rodeheaver, and Dale Evans. Second row, from left: Leonard 
Berg, Ron Tasker, Jeff Mauzy, Don Edwards, Ken McCusker, 
Richard Taylor, Dale E. Crabtree, and Wayne Logsdon. Third 
row, from left: Floyd Householder, Ronald Paugh, Gerald 
Flanagan, Glenn Brooks, Robert Slider, George Brown, and 
Harold Bowers. 

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Two Oregon Locals 
Merge in Portland DC 

Local 2859, Rainier, Ore., has consoli- 
dated its membership with that of Local 
2961, St. Helens, Ore., and, according to 
Jay Perrizo, executive secretary of the 
Portland Coast-Columbia District Coun- 
cil, all details of the merger have been 

Financial and membership records of 
the locals will be maintained at the district 
council office in Portland, and all other 
records will be kept by the recording 
secretary of Local 2961. Finally, meet- 
ings of the combined membership will be 
held once a month. 

Carved for Local 32 

Local 32, of Springfield, Mass., 
recently purchased a new headquarters 
building, and 24-year member Ernest A. 
Rzeznik, Sr., was quick to establish the 
building's identity. He is shown above 
proudly displaying the wooden sign he 
deftly carved for the front of his local's 
new home. 



More World's Fairs Promise 
Construction Work in Future 


National Geographic News Service 

While Americans decide this sum- 
mer whether to attend the Knoxville 
World's Fair, George W. Burke will 
be thinking about another world's 
fair: the one he hopes will take place 
in Chicago in 1992. 

Burke is secretary of Chicago 
World's Fair-1922 Corp., the non- 
profit group trying to bring a "uni- 
versal exposition" to Chicago to mark 
the 500th anniversary of Columbus' 
arrival in the New World. 

Already Burke and his associates 
have received federal support and have 
spent more than half a million dollars 
on a presentation to the Paris-based 
Bureau of International Expositions 
(BIE), the organization that sanctions 
world's fairs. 

The presentation made last Decem- 
ber included a 750-page document in 
English and French outlining the Chi- 
cagoans' plans and an 18-minute 
multimedia show, also bilingual, sum- 
marizing the document. 

"That just blew them out of the 
water," Burke reports. 


The world has been convening at 
fairs since the first one in London in 
1851. They have served as the back- 
drop for unveiling of inventions and 
blossoming of new ideas. The highlight 
of the 1876 fair in Philadelphia was 
the display of the first telephone, and 
the 1904 world's fair in St. Louis gave 
birth to the ice cream cone. 

Preparing for a world's fair is no 
simple matter. Folks in Knoxville have 
been getting their fair ready since 
1974, when the idea first struck a city 
official at a meeting addressed by the 
general manager of the 1974 Spokane 

Meanwhile, New Orleans is arrang- 
ing a 1984 world's fair, and other 
fairs are scheduled for Vancouver in 
British Columbia and for a Tokyo 
suburb later in the decade. 

And the biggest obstacle to the 
Chicago plans is the desire of Paris to 
hold a world's fair in 1989, the 200th 
anniversary of the French Revolution. 
The rules governing world's fairs bar 
universal expositions so close together. 
But officials say there is "a spirit of 
compromise" a foot that might bend 
the rules enough. 

Those rules are contained in a 1972 
protocol agreed to by the 38 nations 
that have signed the 1928 treaty setting 
up the BIE. The United States signed 
only in 1968. 

"There was a world's fair in New 
York in 1964 and 1965, and many 
of the nations of the world did not 
come, partly because it was not sanc- 
tioned by the BIE," says George L. B. 
Pratt, director of international exposi- 
tions at the Commerce Department. 
"That led to a push to have us sign 
the treaty." 

The protocol provides for two cate- 
gories of world's fairs, universal and 
special. The first is designed to "il- 
lustrate progress in all branches of 
human endeavor;" the second is de- 
voted to a single theme. 

The proposed Chicago and Paris 
fairs would be universal, the first since 
the 1970 Osaka, Japan, fair; Chicago's 
1992 title is "Age of Discovery." 
Knoxville's is a special fair, "Energy 
Turns the World," as is New Orleans' 
"The World of Rivers." 

Apart from thematic differences, 
there are two sets of financial rules. 
In a universal fair, BIE member na- 
tions erect pavilions at their own ex- 
pense. In special fairs, member nations 
have to be lured, and, if they attend, 
the fair organizer will build the pa- 
vilion and can charge rent. 

Size is a factor, too. A universal 
show requires 300 to 400 acres of 
land, must attract more than 50 mil- 
lion visitors, and will cost at least $600 
million to mount, according to Petr 
(cq) L. Spurney, general manager of 
the New Orleans fair. 

His fair, by contrast, will require 80 
acres and will cost a mere $160 million 
to attract an estimated 12 to 15 million 

In all nations except the United 
States, fairs are organized by the na- 
tional government. Here the job is up 
to local non-profit groups which must 
win federal money. 

When the organizers have their 
plans together, they go to Pratt and 
his Commerce Department associates 
for federal approval and then on to 
the BIE. 

The BIE sends an inspection team 
to the prospective host city, and if the 
team's report is favorable, a date is 
set. After a 120-day period for chal- 
lenges from other nations, the date 
becomes permanent. BIE rules set the 
schedule: A fair, for example, can run 
no longer than six months and uni- 
versal fairs must be spaced at least 
10 years apart, with occasional excep- 

Once a U.S. fair is registered, the 
government invites other nations and 
requests federal funds for building, 
staffing, and running a pavilion. Nearly 
$21 million was appropriated for 
Knoxville, whose fair opened May 1, 


Even after registration, fairs are not 
home free. The BIE approved a 1976 
fair in Philadelphia and a 1981 fair 
in Los Angeles, but neither came off. 
And sometimes opposition develops 
within a host city. There was an out- 
cry in Knoxville when some landlords 
evicted tenants to rent out housing to 
fairgoers at higher rates. 

Burke is confident this won't happen 
in Chicago. 

"We ran all kinds of surveys to 
determine public attitudes, and an ad- 
vertising man who saw the results told 
me that if this was a soap, he'd bring 
it to market tomorrow," Burke says. 

When a fair's run is over, the host 
city is left with "residuals" — benefits 
that remain. An earlier Paris fair left 
the Eiffel Tower, Seattle's 1962 fair 
left the Space Needle, Knoxville will 
have redevelopment of a blighted 
downtown area. 

"Those are just the tangible things, 
though," says S. H. (Bo) Roberts Jr., 
president and chief executive officer 
of the Knoxville fair. "More impor- 
tant to me are some of the intangibles: 
the feeling of accomplishment, of 
pride, the way a fair raises the level 
of expectation aesthetically and cul- 

"Besides, I think it's going to be a 
lot of fun." 

JUNE, 1982 





AVE. NW, WASH., D.C. 20001 




A young salesman entered a 
restaurant, sat down, glanced at 
the menu and then at the waitress. 
"Nice day, little one," he began. 
"Yes, it is," she answered, "and so 
was yesterday — and my name is 
Ella — and I know I am a little 
peach and have pretty blue eyes. 
I've been here quite awhile and 
like the place — and I don't think 
I'm too nice a girl to be working 
here; if I did I'd quit the job. My 
pay is satisfactory and I don't think 
there is a show or dance in town 
tonight, and if there is, I shall not 
go with you. I'm from the country 
and I am a respectable girl. My 
brother is cook here and weighs 
200 pounds and last week he mop- 
ped up the floor with a guy like 
you who tried to date me. Now 
what will you have?" 



SAL: Your date was boring? 
JILL: I'll say. He lights up a room 
when he leaves. 


Three men were sentenced to die 
by a firing squad — a millwright on 
Monday, a carpenter on Tuesday 
and an iron worker on Wednesday. 

Monday came around, and the 
millwright was put up against the 
wall. Thinking fast, the millwright 
yelled, "Tornado!!!" Everybody 
took shelter, and the millwright 
got away. 

On Tuesday, the carpenter was 
put up against the wall and, know- 
ing how the millwright got away, 
yelled, "Hurricane!!!" Everybody 
took shelter, and the carpenter got 

On Wednesday, the iron worker 
was put against the wall, and 
knowing how the millwright and 
carpenter got away, yelled, "Fire!!!" 

So they did. 
— Randy Hughson, 

Local 1832, Escanaba, Mich. 



Pushing ahead of all the other 
shoppers waiting in line at the 
supermarket, a young man with 
only one item hurriedly tried to pay 
for it. 

"You don't mind if I get ahead 
of you just to pay for this one can 
of dog food, do you?" he asked the 
woman ahead of him. 

"Goodness, no," she replied 
sweetly. "If you're that hungry, go 

— Union Tabloid 


There was a young craftsman 

named Dennis. 
His parents wanted him to ploy 

But he tried to explain 
It just wasn't his game 
So he became a carpenter 


— Mike Fadeff 

Local 22, San Francisco, Calif. 


A state trooper pulled a driver to 
the side of the road and asked him 
if he realized he was driving with- 
out tail lights. 

Seeing the motorist was visibly 
shaken by the news, the officer 
added reassuringly: "Don't worry, 
it's not a serious infraction." 

"It may not be serious to you, 
but it is to me," said the motorist. 
"I've lost a trailer, my wife and 
three kids." 

— Union Tabloid 



The Russian school teacher asked 
a pupil, "Who were the first human 

"Adam and Eve," the young boy 

"What nationality were they?" 

"Russian, of course." 

"Fine, fine," the teacher com- 
mented, "and how did you know 
they were Russians?" 

"Easy," said the boy. "They had 
no roof over their heads, no clothes 
to wear, and only one apple for the 
two of them — and they called it 

— Asa Clouse 

Local 19, Detroit, Mich. 



TEACHER: John, wash your 
hands. What would you say if I 
came to class with dirty hands? 

JOHN: I'd be too polite to men- 
tion it. 



MOTHER: Our son has reached 

FATHER: How do you know? 

MOTHER: He's quit asking where 
he comes from and refuses to tell 
us where he's going. 

— UTU News 






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More Than 300 Take Steward Training 
In New York City District Council 

Members from several locals in the New York City and 
Vicinity District Council recently completed the Stewards 
Training Program, "Building Union" and received certifi- 
cates of completion. Instructors were General Representa- 
tives William Bronson and Carl Soderquist and Task 
Force Organizers Kevin Thompson and Stephen Flynn. 

RIGHT: Task Force Organizers Kevin Thompson, left, and 
Stephen A. Flynn, right, conduct "Building Union" 
Construction Stewards Training Program at New York City 
District Council Labor College. 

m tfllL 

1 — Local 17, Bronx, N.Y., front row, 
from left: John J. O'Conner, New York 
City District Council vice president; 
Charles Phipps, Raul Ramos, Michael 
Russo, Gregory Rago, Frank Salzano, 
Frank Calciano R. R., Anthony Florio, 
Eldwin Barrow, Charles R. Stone, and 
Tony Musich. 

Back row, from left: Richard Fragian- 
como, Francis Calciano, Joseph Calciano, 
Robert DeMaria, Gilbert Medina, Billy 
Jordan, Frank Capolino, Bill Woodley, 
Alan Davis, Joe Mammana, Albert 
Lepore, Ignazio Peter Palazzo, Darrell 
Witter Eric Duke, and Task Force 
Organizer and Program Instructor 
Stephen A. Flynn. 

2 — Local 17, Bronx, N.Y., front row, 
from left: John J. O'Conner, New York 
City District Council vice president; 
James D'Agostino, Bobbie Kellough, 
Joseph Cardita R. R., Joseph DeCicco, 
Edward J. Persina, Enrico Roulolo, and 
Domenico Schiraldi. 

Back row, from left: James D'Agostino, 
Albert Avakian, Daniel Coined, 
Leonardo Caputo, Anthony Moretti, 
Raymond Gonnella, Mario DeSimone, 
Task Force Organizer, Kevin Thompson 
and General Representative and Program 
Instructor William Bronson. 

3 — Local 17, Bronx, N.Y., front row, 
from left: New York City District 
Council Vice President John J. O'Conner, 
Henry Hernandez, Business Rep. Sam 
Palminteri, Louis J. Villafana, Carmelo 
Vazquez, Anthony S. Bordone, Rocco 
Craparotta, and Sal Spatola. 

Back row, from left: Linden Anderson, 
Kevin Rainone, Michael Errico, Roy C. 
Scott, Ken Palminteri, Task Force 
Organizer Kevin Thompson and General 
Representative and Program Instrucor 
William Bronson. 


4 — Local 17, Bronx, N.Y., front row, 
from left: Richard Simmons, Eric Duke, 
Conrad DeLeon, Richard Markland, 
Oliver Corbin, William Francis, Levis 
Greaves, and Task Force Organizer and 
Program Instructor Stephen A. Flynn. 

Back row, from left: General Repre- 
sentative William Bronson, New York 
City District Council Vice President 
John J. O'Conner, General Representa- 
tive Carl T. Soderqust, and Task Force 
Organizer and Program Instructor Kevin 

5— Local 468, New York, N.Y., first 
row, from left: Rudy Knorr, Thorn 
McCormack. Antonio Campos, Fred 
Herbert, Herb Aries, Mario Marasco, 
Frank Napalitano, and Peter Ruggieri. 

Second row, from left: James Krum- 
menacker, Joseph Varrone, Harry Denni, 
New York City District Council Vice 
President John J. O'Conner, Business 
Rep. Rudolph F. Houdek, Business 
Rep. Anclo Pancia, Aldo Bassi, and 
Mike Moroso. 

Third row, from left: Dan Zarro, Pat 
Castagnaro, Joe McKinney, Mike Hayes, 
Bill Ericksson, Paul Bertuglia, Al Phillips, 
Walter Nolan, Al Jordan, George Adier, 
John Finney, Anthony Rodin, Robert 
Knorr, and Joseph Farella. 

6— Local 257, New York, N.Y., front 
row, from left: Michael King, John 
Conlon, Felix Korn. Richard E. 
McCloskey, Joseph Schinina, Michael 
Siracuse, James Smith, and Bob Olsen. 

Back row, from left: John Rullo, Gary 
DiMaria, Al Giovanni, Scott Danielson, 
Joe Williams. Bill Hanlcy. Mike Walsh, 
Pat Adams, Frank J . Carson, and New 
York City District Council Secretary- 
Treasurer Denis R. Sheil. 

7— Local 2287, New York, N.Y., first 
row, from left: Mike Zemski, Norman 

Goldstein, Business Rep. Frank Perez 
and George L. Poole. 

Second row, from left: Thomas 
Monaco, Frank Cudequest, Edward 
Haskell. James Cheng, Rudolph Ferrari, 
Morris Lappin. Robert Leek, Sam 
Zamiello, and Robert Arberg. 

Third row, from left: Robert Santoro, 
John Diviney, Herbert Pritchard, Robert 
Fisher. James P. Toner, Andrew Jonyer, 
Bob O'Hare, Bruce Ogden, Malcum 
Threadgill, John Wilson, Dan Henderson, 
Richard Hennessy, Don Hook, and New 
York District Council Secretary- 
Treasurer Denis R. Sheil. 

8— Local 2287, New York, N.Y., front 
row, from left: Joseph Scott, Frank 
Cirino, Angleo Angelico, Steve Cregan, 
Robert Post, John Mintz, Tim Walsh, 
Anthony Caiazza, Tim Miller and Busi- 
ness Rep. Frank Perez. 

Back row, from left: Richard Zanfini, 
Ernest Thomason, Douglas Chenery, 
Kevin McHatc, William McHenry, Irvin 
M. Green, Rich Alhanti, Michael P. 
Minando, Samuel Jegede, Frank 
Martocci, Tom Cotter, Joe Keane, Angela 
Fazio George Timiani. Bob Rambadt, 
and New York District Council 
Secretary-Treasurer Denis Sheil. 

9 — Ney York City District Council 

Secretary-Treasurer Denis R. Sheil, left, 
presents a certificate of completion to 
Bruce Odgen, center, of Local 2287, New 
York, N.Y. Instructor and General 
Representative Carl Soderquist stands 
at right. 

10— Local 135, New York, N.Y., and 

Local 902, Brooklyn, N.Y., front row, 
from left: Dean Ca.fsano, New York City 
District Council Vice President, John 
J. O'Conner Joe Creighlon, First General, 
Vice President Patrick Campbell, Richard 

Continued on Page 20 

Picture No. 3 — Local 17, Bronx, N.Y. 

Picture No. 4 — Local 17, Bronx, N.Y. 

Picture No. 5 — Local 468, New York, N.Y. 

Picture No. 6 — Local 257, New York, N.Y. 

Picture No. 7 — Local 2287, New York, N.Y. 

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Page 20 


Picture No. 8 — Local 2287, New York, N.Y. 

Picture No. 9 — New York City, N.Y, 

Picture No. 10 — Local 135, New York, N.Y. 

JUNE, 1982 


Picture No. 11 — Local 608, New York, N.Y, 

Picture No. 12 — Local 608, New York, N.Y. 


Continued from Page 18 

Pantoliano, Celestino Valeria, Jean 
Charles, Sal Bcnducci, and Al Varshay. 

Back row, from left: Arthur Campbell, 
Paul Salatino, Business Rep. Gus Sabatino 
Bill Morace, Artie Giangrande Business 
Rep. Sal Buffa. New York City District 
Council Vice President, James Viggiano 
Bob Cassano, George W. Lewis, Anthony 
Cordelia, Lorenzo Gentile, Lcroy Roach- 
ford, Peter Silva, Jr., Eugene J. Kelly, 
and Task Force Organizer and Instrucor 
Stephen A. Flynn. 

11— Local 608, New York, N.Y., first 
row, from left: John Boyle and John 
F. O'Conner, business reps. 

Second row, from left: Noel Casey, 
Tony Friel, New York City District 
Council Vice President John J. O'Conner 
Business Rep. Martin Forde, First 
General Vice President Patrick Camp- 
bell, Jim Gavin, New York City District 
Vice President, James Viggiano Connie 
Douglas, and Peter Sheridan. 

Third row, from left: Mike Keenan, 
Mike Reina, Tom Derasmo, Vin Anzano, 

Picture No. 13 — Local 902, 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Red O'Conner, Noel McGee, David 
Hergecock, Martin Heanue, Eugene 
McSweeney, Frank Boal, Frank Brady, 
William Holden, James Ruddy, Joseph 
Hanrahan, Antonio Cipollone, Edward 
Fitzgerald, Michael Forde, Patrick 
Deloughery, Patrick Harvey, and Eddie. 

12— Local 608, New York, N.Y., first 
row, from left: John Muldoon, Patrick 
O'Neill, Michael Treanor, Business Rep. 

John F. O'Conner, Hugh McCarville, 
Daniel Carmony, Herbert Young, 
and Patrick O'Conner. 

Second row, from left: Tony McGuin- 
ness, Patrick Lalloway, Raymond 
McCann, New York District Council 
Vice President John J. O'Conner, First 
General Vice President Patrick Camp- 
bell, Business Rep. John Boyle, New 
York City District Vice President James 
Viggiano, John Whelan and Williani 

Third row, from left: Patrick Burke, 
Patrick Doyle, Tom Scanlon, James 
Conneely, Patrick Oates, Thomas 
Ryan, Timothy Keohane, Business Rep. 
Martin Forde, Jim Walsh, Matty Reilly, 
Michael Hartney, John Jennings, William 
O'Conner, Alan Donnelly, Mike Holden, 
George Richards, Haskell Grenidge, John 
McPartland, Cornelius Brosnan, John 
Reilly, and Task Force Organizer and 
Instructor Kevin Thompson. 

13— Sal Benducci, left, of Local 902, 
Brooklyn, N.Y., receives a certificate of 
completion from First General Vice- 
President Patrick Campbell, center, and 
New York City District Council Second 
Vice President James Viggiano, right. 


The Time For Action Is Now 

The 1982 membership campaign of the Carpenters 
Legislative Improvement Committee is now underway. 
Each year you are called upon to renew your support 
of the Brotherhood's vital legislative and political 
programs. Don't let this year be an exception. Your 
membership contribution fights your causes for you in 
the nation's capital every day of the year. Join CLIC 
today. . . . 

. . . And once you join, wear your CLIC lapel 
emblem proudly. 

Carpenters Legislative Improvement Committee 

A copy of our report filed with the appropriate supervisory officer 
is (or will be) available for purchase from the Superintendent of 
Documents, United States Government Printing Office, Washing- 
ton, D.C. 20402. 



RPPREiiTiiGsiiiP & TRnininc 

As host of the conference, Ollie Langhorst, executive 
secretary-treasurer of the St. Louis District Council, welcomes 
delegates, above left. At right, above, from left, John 
Hinkson, St. Louis apprenticeship director; David Volk, 
president, Associated General Contractors of St. Louis; 

Technical Director Jim Tinkcom; Langhorst; First General 
Vice President Pat Campbell; William Pemberton, co-chair- 
man of the National Joint Apprenticeship Committee; and 
John Mulligan, chairman of the St. Louis JATC. 

At right, First General 
Vice President Campbell 
calls attention to local news- 
paper reports on the 
recession in the construction 
industry. Pemberton, center, 
reminded the audience that 
joint labor-management 
training efforts must con- 
tinue at full schedule; 
Mulligan, far right, pro- 
mised continued support. 

Mid- Year Training Conference Focuses on Industry Problems 

The Mid- Year Training Conference 
was held in St. Louis, Mo., April 
19-22, at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel. 
A large group of instructors, coordina- 
tors and local union leaders was in 

The Conference was acclaimed very 
successful by those who attended. 

The focal point of the Conference 
was a presentation by the St. Louis 
program director, John Hinkson, 
and Apprenticeship Coordinator Len 
Toenjes, which was followed by a 
visit to the St. Louis Training Center. 
Conference participants were im- 
pressed by the quality of the training 
program and the expertise of the 
training staff. 

The conference was welcomed to 

St. Louis by District Council Executive 
Sec. Treas. Ollie Langhorst and David 
Volk of the Associated General Con- 
tractors. Opening remarks were by 
William Pemberton, representing man- 
agement, and First General Vice 
President Patrick J. Campbell, repre- 
senting the Brotherhood. John Mul- 
ligan welcomed the participants on be- 
half of the St. Louis JATC. 

First General Vice President Camp- 
bell stated his concern for the 
conditions of the industry and the 
effect it was having on our affiliate 
local unions and their apprenticeship 
programs. Campbell expressed opti- 
mism for our training future, based 
upon the effectiveness and dedication 
of the affiliate program directors, com- 

mitteemen and instructors, who have 
demonstrated their abilities by creat- 
ing effective programs, particularly as 
to implementing PETS, Performance 
Evaluated Training. Citing our past 
effectiveness, the First General Vice 
President expressed strong hope as he 
felt the industry must become vitalized 
again, due to the demand for housing 
and other structures. 

Other features of the conference 
were presentation of new, additional 
PETS material in the craft areas of 
millwrighting and mill-cabinet. 

Everyone appreciated the hospitality 
and positiveness of the St. Louis hosts. 
Technical Director James Tinkcom 

JUNE, 1982 


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Picture No. 1 

Central Valley 




Special Plaques 

Picture No. 2 

Picture No. 3 

Picture No. 4 

On March 13, 1981, the Central Valley Carpenters Joint 
Apprenticeship and Training Committee presented comple- 
tion certificates to its graduating apprentices from Local 
701, Fresno, Calif., Local 1109. Visalia. Calif., and Local 
1496, Fresno, Calif., and, for the first time, gave awards for 
outstanding contributions by management and labor. 

Local 701 President Walter Jameson, Local 1109 President 
Jerry R. Dignan, and Millmen's Local 1496 President Fred 
Martin presented certificates to the apprentices. 

Picture No. 1, from left, Local 1 109 President Jerry 
Dignan; Senior Consultant, Division of Apprenticeship 
Standards, William Meyers; Dennis Clark; Local 701 
President Walter Jameson; Stephen Mitchell; Local 1496 
President Fred Martin; Doris Honn; Rodney Alter; Gary 
Roche; Marline Borges; and Henry Zepeda. 

Picture No. 2 shows apprenticeship contestants, from left: 
Mark Vernon, third place winner; Ronald DeLuca; Steven 
Siqueiros, second place winner; Tal Rhea, apprenticeship 
coordinator and presenter of certificates; Mark Zigerelli; 
David Hernandez, first place winner; Robert McPhetridge; 
and Gayland Hilton, mill cabinet first place winner. 

Picture No. 3 shows Cal Roberts, left, a Central Valley 
JATC member, presenting an award to Larry W. Null, 
Sequoia District Council executive secretary, for his out- 
standing labor contribution to the committee. 

Picture No. 4 shows Gary Fisher, left, president of R. G. 
Fisher, Ind., accepting on behalf of R. G. "Bud" Fisher, 
industry chairman, an award for outstanding management 
contribution from W. G. "Buff" Parker, the Central Valley 
JATC secretary. 

Certificates in Keystone Council 

Pennsylvania's Keystone District Council Area 3 Joint 
Apprenticeship Training Committee recently awarded certifi- 
cates to 1 1 four-year apprentices and journeymen who 
completed a supervisory training program sponsored by local 
union members and area building contractors. Pictured in the 
above photograph are, front row, from left: Larry Gorski, 
James Rebarchak, James Belusko, Carl Kolbush, Jr., Lewis 
Wolf, and Wayne Rough. Back row, from left: Instructor Joe 
Purcell, Michael Delenick, Joe Balay, William Kalinowski, 
George Pajovich, Michael Hozella, and Noble Quandel, Jr., 
chairman of the Schuylkill County Joint Apprentice Com- 
mittee Area 3. 

CETA Trainees Aid Handicapped 

Local 469, of Cheyenne, Wyo., is sponsoring a CETA 
youth employment program, and Bill Holmes, Sr., a journey- 
man carpenter, is the instructor for the 14 members enrolled 
in the class. 

Recently, in conjunction with the Governor's Committee 
for the Handicapped, the class remodeled a bathroom for a 
man paralyzed from a stroke. As shown above, the group 
replaced the existing bathroom fixtures with a partially open 
shower, complete with grab bars and a ramp, a special 
vanity, and an extra-wide door made to accommodate a 
wheelchair. Most of the building materials were donated by 
local merchants. 



William Beaudoin ready for work. 


William Beaudoin, a building inspec- 
tor in planning and development for the 
San Mateo County Government, and a 
member of Local 162, San Mateo, Calif., 
recently became a construction investi- 
gator for the Home Owner's Warranty 
(HOW) Corporation in San Mateo. 

In this new position, Beaudoin will be 
responsible for investigating the quality 
of construction and technical competence 
of HOW builders to ensure compliance 
with HOW standards. He will also moni- 
tor the effectiveness of government build- 
ing departments in performing and en- 
forcing required inspections, identify areas 
with inadequate inspection control sys- 
tems, and prepare technical training pro- 
grams for builders, subcontractors, and 

A LABOR 'FIRST' - The first state to study 
occupational safety was Massachusetts, 
in 1850, according to "Labor Firsts in 
America," a U.S. Department of Labor 

uiE concRnTUinTE 

. . . those members of our Brotherhood who, in recent weeks, have been named 
or elected to public offices, have won awards, or who have, in other ways "stood 
out from the crowd." This month, our editorial hat is off to the following: 


In February, 1982, Russell W. Domino, 
business representative of Local 851, 
Anoka, Minn., was appointed to the 
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency 
citizen board by Minnesota Governor 
Albert H. Quie. 

Prior to this ap- 
pointment. Domino 
served for five years 
on the energy and 
environment com- 
mittee of the AFL- 
CIO state conven- 
tions, handling reso- 
lutions on energy and 
the environment. 

His background as 
a carpenter also Domino 

helped prepare him for his new assign- 
ment. While working for Knutson Con- 
struction Company, helping construct 
buildings, streets, and parking lots, he 
was especially concerned with preventing 
air and water pollution and preserving 
the environment. 


R. J. Neumann of South San Francisco, 
Calif., is an avid stamp collector, espe- 
cially of what collectors call "first day 
covers," which com- — — 

memorate the first 
day a stamp is dis- 
tributed. The recent 
issue of a new stamp 
commemorating the 
birth of Franklin D. 
Roosevelt, one hun- 
dred years ago, 
brought out the best 
in him. Recalling the 
New Deal Thirties, 
Neumann prepared first-day covers of 
many types. One displayed six different 
commemorative US stamps which have 
portrayed Roosevelt. 



Beckes for Congress 



Michael Beckes, general repre- 

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sentative for the United Brother- 


hood in the Midwest area, shown 

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at right in the picture, is a candi- 

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date for Congress from Ohio's 

17 th District (the Youngstown 

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area). His first test is the Ohio 


primary on lime 8. Wishing him 


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well at the recent Building Trades 

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legislative conference in Wash- 

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ington were General President 



William Konyha and Former Vice 


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President Walter Mondale. 



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JUNE, 1982 



[Dntributions [antinue 
for little Cirl in Tennessee 

$53,838.70 RAISED TO DATE 

The story of little Alice, the child 
who was born with a condition called 
bi-lateral cleft face that left her vir- 
tually "faceless," is, although a heart- 
breaking story, also a heartwarming 
one. Since her birth over six years ago, 
people from all walks of life have will- 
ingly come forth to help Alice with 
medical attention, care and donations. 

One such person is Thelma Perkins, 
a nurse in the intensive care nursery 
where Alice spent the first days of her 
existence. Nurse Perkins was drawn to 
Alice from the start. After struggling 
with the many medical problems posed 
by Alice's condition, Alice's natural 
mother decided she could be better 
cared for by someone else. The Ten- 
nessee Department of Human Services 
assumed 16-month-old Alice as it's 
own; Thelma Perkins, and her hus- 
band, Ray, a member of Local 50, 
Knoxville, Tenn., have been serving as 
Alice's foster parents ever since. The 

Perkins are now in the final stages of 
adopting Alice as their own. 

Alice has undergone many opera- 
tions to date, but she has many more 
to go. She does many of the things 
little girls generally like to do — plays 
with dolls, sings when she's happy — 
but Alice is permanently blind, and 
must soon begin instruction at a school 
for the blind. 

All these needs take money, and 
although the Perkins have received an 
abundance of help, more help is 
needed. Once more we call upon you, 
our readers, to help this little girl live 
a close-to-normal life . . . the medical 
knowledge and facilities are available 
to make her look almost normal; it's 
the funding that's lacking. Send your 
contributions to Carpenters Helping 
Hands, Inc. (Checks should be made 
payable to Carpenters Helping Hands. 
Your donation is tax deductible.) 

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■ Carpenters He/p/ng Har\ds, Inc. 

■ 101 Constitution Ave., N.W. 

■ Washington, D.C. 20001 

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Contributors to Carpenters Helping: 

Hands are listed by local unions. Addi- 

tional contributors are shown at the 

end of each accumulated list. If your 

name does not yet appear, bear with us. 

It will be published later, as space per- 


244, M. E. Lorimer. 

246, M. Rabinow. 

248, Donald Homan. 

255, Stephen Chojnacki, Albert Poshadel. 

257, John Cann. 

264, Eugene J. Malson, Thomas W. Stout. 

266, Robert Scatena. 

267, Loren Lugar. 

272, Thomas Mosely Cleveland, Harold De 

283, James A. Poole. 

284, Gerard T. Carroll, J. Maurin, Olaf Olafsen. 

286, Martin Oase. 

287, Carl Edwin Miller. 

307, Edward Lueck. 

308, Edward H. Langer. Vernon L. Steffen. 
314, Bob Dries, Joseph A. Gugel. 

316, Dean Sargent. 

319, Albert L. Surface. 

323, Nunzio & Gregory Ricottilli. 

338, Gary D. Cole. Larry McCue. 

342, Peter Notargialdmo, Robert Stewart. 

343, Malachy Gorman. 

345, Paul L. Davenport, Harold W. Green, Sr. 
347, Clyde Steams. 
354, Ralph Sabbatini. 

361, Thomas C. Netzel. 

362, John Linam. 

366, Peter H. Franceschina, Arthur Gustafson. 

372, Billy C. Allen. 

374, Wilhelm Felgemacher, Carol Fuller. 

384, Patrick H. Weldin. 

385, H. Dikkeboom. 

386, Charlie Mayo. 

393, Wm. J. Tourtual, Charles L. Walton. 

404, James E. McConnell. 

410, Walter Wilkins. 

413, Robert L. Jones. 

416, John Ligtvoet. 

422. Charles P. Carroll. 

424, Steve Duchaney. 

433, Ben Bassler. 

434, Alphons H. Styns. 
448, George Machie. 

452, Tom Kline, Alex Mclntyr. 

454, Charles Welsh. 

458, H. J. Mutchler. 

465, Terrence G. McGinn. 

468, Raymond Straub. 

472, Edmond Caudill, J. M. Childers, Ollie J. 

483, Dan Buflington, Clifford Martin, Robert E. 

488, Lawrence Tischbein. 
494, Renato Chemello. 
508, Louis Jones, Wm. Stift & Jean Olsen. 
515, William R. Crowther, Walter H. Gay, Bob 

526, Joe Gonzales. 
534, Roy L. Moyers. 
532, Brenda Brown & Kenneth Brenza. 
540, Frank P. Kopec, Pierre A. Lucas, 
548, Mervin Schonert. 
557, Kenneth Zickovich. 
563, Kenneth Shoebotham's. 
579, Jonas Glover, Angus McLean, Ross Roberts. 
583, D. W. MacKinnan. 
586, John J. Amaral, Sr., Joseph V. Chacon, 

Howard E. Kroeger. 
595, Kevin E. McGinness. 
599, W. L. Volker. 

601, Lloyd Carter. 

602, Jim Stephens. 

605, Richard Christofiferson. 

608, William Hauser, Joseph C. Papcsy, Ernst 

Prosser, Carl E. Sundstrom, Alfred Ursin. 
618, Gedrge Pullum. 
620, Jito Collucci, Adrian D. Intveldt. 
623, James F. TroUer. 
625, Roland St. Pierre. 



633, Ray Sharp, Jr. 

642, Andy Martindale. 

643, Robert Steurich. 

665, Al Hickmott, H. H. Rodgers. 

669, Richard Vaughn. 

696, John T. Aulick, Sr. 

700, Jesse R. Colegrove. 

70S, Walter J. Thomas. 

710, Duane North. 

721, John A. Wozab. 

734, Harold Sampson. 

740, Russell Terwilliger, Alson Van Vleck. 

750, Whetstine. 

751, Joe Kaperick. 
764, Paul Hopkins. 
769, Alfred R. Johnson. 

771, Gerald M. Baldwin. 

772, Carl W. McDonald. 
783, Larry I-euthold. 
792, Charles Burkett. 
798, Harold D. Allen. 
819, George Thiery. 

839, Arnold Ghilardi, Edward E. Nelson. 

844, A. K. Braeuninger, David K. Duncan, 
Merlin C. Gentle, Harold L. Phillips. 

845, James Crystle, James P. Dawson. 

848, James L. Pacatte, Albert Schauer. 

849, Siegfried Tittl. 

857, Andrew G. laderosa, Hubert Kluck. 
871, Darrell D. Lewis. 

898, Gerald Grier & Karen. 

899, Norman W. Smith. 
902, Eluf C. Holmgren. 

906, Robert Cumbie, Ralph E. Gilman, Gail 

911, Geo. H. French. 
916, W. E. Corbin. 
925, Silvy A. Foletta. 
929, C. H. Friesen. 
933, James E. Whaley. 
944, Roland J. Jennings, Wilbur L. Myers. 
948, Rudolph C. Carlson, Charles Johnson. 

953, Robert D. Johnson. 

954, Earlie Franks, James A. Horton, Elden 

955, D. J. Kleinschmidt. 

958, William Barkkari, Dewayne Stebbins. 
964, Raymond E. Peterson. 
971, Harold B. Johnson, K. P. ViUiams. 
978, Orie Wright. 

981, Albert Wulff. 

982, Edson Blakey, Ronald A. Mouland, Verne 
L. Sanford. 

998, Lauri H. Keranen. 
1001, Fabian Hare. 
1024, William B. Fertig. 
1026, Howard Holmes. 
1042, Tucker K. Reed. 
1044, James J. Pauley. 
1046, Joe Armin. 

1052, Rholander Butler, Earl Ross, John W. 

1053, Fred C. Gudopp. 

1054, Robert Cowley. 
1061, Wm. Sarkell. 

1067, W. Morelli, James Muldoom. 
1069, Robert D. Bennett, Joe P. Lyon. 

1088, Local Union. 

1089, Wm. A. Boardman. 

1098, E. J. Ardoin, James R. Davis, Jr., Alton 
J. Desselle, Edgar Mizell, M/M Clifton R. 

1100, Dan Atkinson. 

1102, No Name. 

1107, Thomas Jackson. 

1108, aaude W. Driver, Dan Parobek. 
1125, R. G. Langford. 

1140, Charles R. Stefter. 

1145, Dallas E. Eichilberger. 

1147, Wayne K. Burnett, H. L. Hamilton. 

1149, R. N. Clazie, Charlie Lackey, Edward T. 

1159, Carl Hall. 

1150, Paul Hoffman, Frank Squillace. 

1160, Otto SciuUi. 
1172, Ruban Sayler. 
1181, Robert L. Szeflinski. 

1185, Merwell D. Ellerson, Andrew P. Haaning. 
1216, Cecil E. Landes, W. J. Steffen. 
1222, Frank Martling, Stuart Thomson. 
1227, R. Laurinaho. 
1235, William A. Clover. 
1240, Spiro Theveos. 
1256, Leo Dallaire. 
1275, Joseph R. Narkiewicz. 
1280, Lee Aaron Mullen. 

1289, A. P. Bugni, Arvo Hampa, Robert A. 

1296, L. R. Bourgerie, Felix Cerasoli, M/M Gust 

1298, L. Werlinger. 

1307, WiUiam A. Nielsen. 

1308, Claude W. Brown. 

1323, Donald A. Whitaker, George Womack. 
325, Edward Dyke, R. McCallister. 
1327, Frank L. Lindsey. 
1332, George Garner. 
1335, G. Battung. 

1340, M/M Raymond Knox. 

1341, Isaac Lowe. 

1342, Ernest Craig, Andrew C. Simons, 
1367, Leonard Selby. 

1391, Donna Corrigan. 

1400, John Vandiver. 

1402, M/M Henry P. Wilson. 

1408, Thomas B. Clark, James S. Creen, Archie 

1410, Barry Laframboise. 
1415, Clifford Lane Davis. 

1418, John ReiUy. 

1419, James D. Makin. 
1437, Olan E, Nelms. 
1447, Frank M. Corso, Sr. 

1453, James E. Lynett, Robert K. Reddell. 

1456, Albert E. Kristiansen, George Voss. 

1461, Jess Schaaf. 

1476, Bonnie & Tony Gutierrez. 

1478, M/M Saraceno. 

1480, James A. Byrum. 

1485, Irving F. Nelson. 

1498, Glen F. Johnson. 

1506, Dean N. Lindley. 

1507, Edmund B. Friend, James A. Hansen. 

1526, Leon Carter. 

1527, D. Weissing. 
1534, G. W. Parrish. 
1539, Edwin R. Lawson. 
1553, Frank Wootan. 

1583, Daniel & Kathy Snyder. 

1595, Gerald Sherwood, Leon F. Weiss. 

1596, Donald S. Schmitt. 

1598, Mark Ambery. 

1599, Norman Fifer. 
1607, John Mesec. 
1622, Scott Bahr. 

1622, Richard Boell, Chris & Edith Rong, C. 

E. Sherrill. 
1635, Dale Langshaw. 
1644, Lyle Brandon. 
1664, Rudy G. Allee, Ivan Davis, Richard 

1689, G. M. Rasmussen. 
1693, Ray Augustyniak, St., Arthur Bigbee. 

1707, M/M A. S. Oies. 

1708, David Dehline. 
1715, H. C. Dugger. 

1729, Sherwood L. Hensley. 

1732, Matt Padgett. 

1739, Joseph J. Mueller. 

1759, Wm. Kaditus, Kenneth Logan. 

1762, Perce Colston. 

1772, Reinhart Schuler. 

1780, Dave E. Cutting, Clyde H. Jarman, 

Kenneth D. Laub, Robert E. Smith, Sr. 
1789, G. L. Robison. 
1797, Peter P. Kapioski. 
1815, William Delnero, M/M George A. Roush. 

1821, L. A. Fountain. 

1822, Raymond Lee Wallace. 

1823, Howard Hail, WilUe Hughes. 
1837, G. C. Michels, Charles Urgola. 
1839, Glenn A. Crawford. 

1846, Roy C. Eichhom, Jr., Dennis Fitzpatrick, 

Joseph Mendoza. 
1849, Ted H. Claybrook. 
1856, Richard Gabriele & Family. 
1865, Einar G. Hagberg. 

1889, W. S. Edwards & Family, Paul Hoffman. 
1897, Gary Smith. 
1906, Samuel Shearer. 

1913, James Beihl, Fredrick H. Caylor, Chas. W. 
Godown, Don Soderberg, Ronald P. Vincelli. 

1914, J. A. Holladay. 

1921, Johm N. Alsguth, Folke Ellison. 

1922, Alfred R. Deering, John A. Roseland, Jr. 
1925, Mike Dowling. 

1931, Gary Buchwalter. 

1954, D. S. Pekarscik. 

1969, Dan & Pam Dack. 

1987, James C. McMenamy. 

1993, & 50 Raymond & Robert Perkins. 

2004, Paul A. Dudka. 

2006, Louis T. Bleily. 

2014, Charles Schwall. 

2018, Margo Eiermann, Robert L. Nokes. 

2042, Faustino M. Covarrubias. 

2046, Dehner Cagle, Tom Hudlin, E. C. Mathers, 
June Owens. 

2047, Edwin Morgan. 
2094, Joe Dombroski. 
2114, Eric R. Johnson. 

2117, M/M R. O'Connor, Ernest Van Dyke. 
2132, Kenneth P. Powell. 

2163, Robert Cipriani. 

2164, John A. Cardinez. 

2203, Leo J. Callahan, Robert Fisher, Howard 

M. Koger, Tony Norman, Jr. 
2205, Bob Montgomery. 
2214, Wm. A. Jeude. 
2231, D. R. Gunderson. 
2235, Richard J. Surman. 
2247, No Name. 
2264, Mr. Conrad Rozanski. 

2287, Arthur J. Seeger. 

2288, E. G. Walker. 
2315, Patrick Sullivan. 

2375, Walfred E. Carlson, Frank P. Cathcart, 

Gilbert Davila, Benjamin E. Perkins. 
2391, Ray Wallick. 
2398, C. Williams. 
2427, BiUy M. Gabbert, Jr. 

2435, Paul Tutle, Jr. 

2436, Roy Cmapise. 

2463, George Shewmaker, Edgar Yocham. 

2470, E. A. Allen. 

2477, John N. Perry. 

2554, Charles R. Lamb. 

2564, Lawrence GiUis, Percy Humphries. 

2592, Elmer K. Affleck. 

2601, No Name. 

2608, Bryce ModreU. 

2641, Mrs. Evelyn Buettner. 

2652, Leslie Kunkle. 

2654, Arthur Parsons. 

2669, Joseph Malenda. 

2693, Brad Lundquist. 

2710, Charles Raffa. 

2714, Gordon Frey. 

2738, Henry N. Ehnore. 

2765, Frank Thieme. 

2834, D. F. Crutchiield, James Wieheff. 

2947, Alfred Amen. 

2949, Linda Alvarez. 

3038, Boys of L. J. Donovan Family. 

3206, James Miller, Gus Vass III. 

3233, Denis EprUe. 

3265, Ronald Everson 

Individuals and Groups — New Jersey State 
Council, Debbie Alexander, Arsene R. 
Bennett, Joe Bertoldi, Paula Broussard, 
Edgar Clinton, Mr. Henri Crognale, Ray & 
Marilyn Ehert, B. G. & Debbie French, 
Louis Grandmont, James & Patricia 
Johnson, M. Johnson, Jr., M/M Douglas 
Lacassin, Mrs. Desolina Martin, Frank & 
Mildred Meehan, Clyde Pauley, George 
Pavao, Betty Polito UBC, Howard Shirley 
Staff, Mike & Dian Smith, Donna Sturde- 
vant, John Williams, Vernon Werner, Ruth 
Wolff, Pauline Woods, Dale & Bemice 
Wyscarver, No Name, D. Rodriguez. 


1, Louis M. Engert, Ralph M. Carter, Bernard 


2, O. L. Wardlow. 

3, Robert K. Mozena. 

4, Merlin E. Madsen 

5, R. Ostendorf. 

6, Hugh Cuthbert, F. D. Ancipink. 

7, Jasper Eggen, Ted A. Matushak,' A. B. Raun, 

James G, Gaasvig, Sterling Polyak, James 
Wejcman, Alvin Streich. 

8, Sigmund J. Serepy. 

12, Patsy Rizzo. 

13, Daniel Nyblom. 

14, Joe L. Dupnick. 

15, Charles Dole, Thomas Miuccio, Joseph Hall. 

16, Mark Klos. 

19, No Name. 

20, Jack Van Stratum. 

24, Edgar P. White, George B. Eldridge, Edward 

30, Alfred Minucci. 
32, David M. Carpenter, M/M W. Mann. 

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33, Bob Norton. 

34, Charles Gibson. 

35, Michael H. Fitch. 

36, A. G. Brown. 

47, Harry W. Landis. 

50, Clyde J. Price, Merle Robinson, Ronnie 
Giles, Homer L. Potter, John Allen Phillips, 
Neal A. Mason, Margaret Cox, Bill Tindell, 
Letha Meredith, Roy W. Hundley, Paul T. 
Stamps, Kenneth McCormick, Fred Weaver, 
Danny Maples, W. R. Harper, M. E. Evans, 
Sam Whitehead, R. W. Hundley, Roy M. 
Taylor, Wm. C. Bridges, Ivan M. Hance, 
Wayne Fair, Clyde L. Arwood, Craig Ar- 
wood. Claude Turner, D. R. Gilbert, Carl 
E. Tipton. 

54, Milton Kopecky. 

55, C. H. Beach. 
58, Thomas Hay. 

61, Robert Comforth. 

62, K. Cozzie, Kay Pettiunis. William H. Julius, 

G. O. Haglund. 

64, John French & Family, Retiree Club, Paul 
Hauber, Lester G. Casey, Jess Allen, Clyde 
Alvey, Joseph Garrett, A. Reinstedler, C. 
Boerhart, W. Scott, Gene Evans, Tommy 
Thompson, C. J. Kuerzi, A. Fruechtenucht, 
Lou Whalm, Papy Grace. 

65, Joseph Adams. 

67, Leo P. Evans, James M. Hunter. 

70, Eddie Perreira. 

74, Clyde Wm. Jenkins. 

80, Willard Hobbs, Bard H. Valvatne, Arthur 

82, Ted Dembowski. 
85, Don Shaw. 

87, William Salmon, Jr., Henry Novak. 
90, Davis Greenfield. 

94, Donald L. Paquette, Louis B. Bernier., John 


95, Konrad Schubach. 
99, Walter Zavenak. 

101, George M. Moretz, John Christopher, John 
A. Dalton, Melvin J. Hauer. 

102, M/M Larnce Smith. 

104, No Name. 

105, Harry Giles. 

107, Francis G. Zecco. 

109, Bobby Radford. 

112, Fritz Bjorklund, Ed Ryan. 

117, Local Union. 

121, S. Raymond Mills. 

124, Members. 

129, James J. Flaim, Walter E. Bacher. 

131, F. Werder. 

132, Local Union. 
144, Douglas M. Foust. 

146, Endre Rutsky, Ronald Neadle. 

153, Andy Anderson. 

12, Ivan Anderson, Mrs. Nels E. Hansen, Harry 

171, Don Weaver, Jr. 
174, Anthony Weese. 
181, Mr. Otto Berns. 
185, Kevin J. Rupp. 
188, Michael Bucko. 

199, Carl R. Hardwick. 

200, Thomas F. Lindsey, Renea L. Hushour, 
Harry C. Butler, B. Dault. 

210, C. James Miller, Thomas Gallagher, Wm. 
E. Byxbee. H. E. Victor, Earl E, Erickson. 
213, A. W. Ray 
218, Byron Parker 
222, Stanley Williams, Jr. 

225, Robert E. Boatman. 

226, Andrew Stoltz. 

230, Richard D. Barbour. 
248, Leo R. Mapes. 

256, P. D. Tyson. 

257, A. Gunnar Johanson, George McNeil, Ray 
Mc Dermott. 

259, Douglas Kemp. 

262, M/M R. Cantu. Melvin Cornett. 

264, Lawrence W. Kitzinger. 

265, Carl Merena, John W. Krueger, Charles 

266, Joe Longstreet. 
269, Daniel E. Packard. 

272, John Fedak, Jamie N. Argo. 
278, Donald Potter. 

287, Harold Lengel. 
297, Clarence Taylor. 
308, Karl P. Ham. 

313, F. Michael Roach. 

314, Michael Hart. 
316, David E. Swanson. 
319, Raymond O. Brown. 

325, Alfred Costa, Ed. J. Buschmann, Sr. 

329, Aven Bull. 

337, Anthony Ochocki. 

340, Members. 

343, Rudolph Ferchoflf, Harry Winter. 

344, Clyde F. Williams. 

345, Ted Lawrence. Joe Nicholas. 
359, Harvey J. Heinly. 

361, Raymond S. Erickson, 
369, Rodney L. Albon. 
374, James R. Miller. 

392, A. T. Cotnunh. 

393, Robert L. Bair. 

413, Dale Kalwitz, Ken Sells. 
417, Edw. J. Fitzgerald, Jr.. Charles P. Muno- 
schenk, Frank E. Muenks 

424, Reginold H. Grover, Joseph M. McNeil. 

425, Wynona & B. Collins. 
448, Gerald Sircher. 

448, Gerald Sircher. 

452, Abe Nipkan. 

453, James McKeon. 
458. H. E. Zumstein. 
465, S. Prusinowski. 
475, Donald A. Chase. 
480, Gary S. Dulle. 
483, E. C. Anderson. 
488, Rolf Gundersen. 

492, Wm. M. Bauer, Harold Bowers. 
526, James P. Rayner. 
550, Wilbur Falsker. 

557, A. Charles Teixeira, Senior Citizens Group, 
M/M Harry Cluen, Pearl Stevens, Colleed 
Mitchell, Bernice Merritt, M/M Don 
Church, Ruth Nicholas, John Dubois, Bettt 
Sorubgy & Buelow Guidebeck. 

558, Walter Hermenitt. 
563, B. M. Morris. 

578, Edward G. Duras. 

579, Harvey & Calvin Adams, Percival Tiller. 
586, Martin Ciezadlo, 

599. Hesby Nash. 

601, Carl H. Shepherd. 

608, Emil Hocosck, Joseph Donahue, Wm. 

Nemes, Robert T. Taylor, Ted Bleckman. 
619, Gilbert Robinson. 
621. Armand Gravel. 

625, Richard Trottier. 

626, Taddeo Ditaddeo. 

627, Robert E. Moneyhan. 
637, Charles Meehan. 
644, Donald Lind. 

651, Michael Adamick. 

668, Tim Hamilton. 

678, Roy Kaufmann. 

698, Loren Carlton. 

710, E. S. Grzesik, Michael Riggs. 

714, Peter T. DeNucci. 

721, Mr. Juan M. Bermudez, Sr., Jules Ressegue, 
John S. Nummelin. 

743, Wm. H. Pinckard. 

745, Lester Fujitani, James Nakamura, David 
J. Vander Hoek, Jose S. Gonzalez, Ray- 
mond M. Akase, Antonio Espirity. Stanley 
K. Oya. Shigeo Tenno, James K. Akamine. 

766, Arthur E. Sauke. 

772, Lawrence Greenwalt. 

781, Alfonso Robertiello, William A. Hand, Jr. 

836, John David. 

839, Edward Haerie. Byrne McClung. 

840, Local Union. 
845, L. R. Dunn. 

848, Adolph L. Coruccin. 
857, Harold Q. Fleury. 
898, Frank Quinn. 
902. Georgee Merritt. 
906, Robert A. Peterien. 
916, Ralph C. Anderson. 

929, David Wood. 

930, Charles Cushing. 

953, Thomas T. Nixon, Mark Conner, Jerry 

964, Richard F. Curran. 
990, Don Marti. 

998, Robert Nielsen, Thomas Simula. 
1005, C. E. Mcllroy, Gordon & Jean White, 
1019, Mr. Glenn Teeter. 
1052, James S. Willens. 
1058, John W. Wheeler. 

1073, Tom Krwanwecz, Howard & Mary Jack- 
son, Wm. H. O'Donnell. 

1097, Local Union. 

1098, D. A. Simpson. 

1108, Roger D. Driver. 

1109, Charles E. Nichols. 

1126, Roy E. Radcliffe, Jr., Einar A. Johnson. 
1134, Karl Jurson. 
1138, Richard J. Rowland, Sr. 
1140, Wm. W. Thebaut. 
1145, Local Union. 
1149, V. Wiss. 
1162, Hugh McKay. 

1164, M/M H. Biegler. Joseph Chirico, Jack 

1184, Charles Logerfeldt. 

1185, O. F. Goddard, Curtis Hoover. 
1188, Raymond Keepes. 

1204, Carmine M. Vespa. 

1205, John H. Armstrong. 

1206, Steven Yunghluth. 

1216, Frank Otero, Earl Miller. 

1243, Members. 

1251, Alpo Kuusisto. 

1263, W, T. Nipper. 

1289, Richard H. Grenfell, Martin Mickelson, 

Otto A. Johnson. 
1296, Arnold C. Sanders. 

1301, Ronald Gubbini. 

1302, Keith Kelly. 
1307, Floyd A. Stoner. 
1311, Earl L. Owens. 

1319, Jack W. Carter, H. R. Bobb, Aaron V. 

1323, Gary Rust, Qifford Benes, Edmond 

1325, Dan Wiebe. 
1340, C. F. Gilleland. 
1342, Fred Valese, Thomas Gallagher. 
1345, J. H. Wiese. 
1348. Gary Dormanen. 
1352, S. J. Byrd. 

1360, Ornel Detmer. 

1361, Lawrence Nagel. 
1364, Brian Borlow. 
1373, J. F. Newcomer. 
1397, William M. Grilling, 
1400, Fred J. Otting. 
1410, No Name. 

1437, Art B. Fox. 

1453, Robert O .Voyles. 

1456, Rudolf Wilson (Deed), K. Kingsor & 

Employees of Hartz Mountain Industries. 
1462, Harry P. Kerr. 
1471, B. R. Upton. 
1486, Floyd L. Self. 
1490, Michael Swaney. 
1507, Aubrey L. Travers. 
1512, Edward Malone, Walter Bennett. 
1519, Robert Hartwig. 

1539, Franklyn Wornhoft. 

1540, Des Angove. 
1545, John F. Hickey. 

1553, Leo A. Fraedrich. 

1554, D. Burrows. 

1569, W. Chantler. 

1570, Charles F. HUlis. 
1578, Members. 

1583, Clyde Rothfuss. 

1587, Arnold L. Reubke. 

1588, Jack Bona. 

1595. Eugene A. Genay, Roy E. Kopp, Edward 

1607, David A. Mancuso. 
1620, David Van Blaricom & Charles Lugg. 
1622, Rudolph Hill. 
1644, Lowell W. Anderson. 
1673, Morganton. 
1699, Gene W. Patton. 
1733, Gary Greenwald & 
2129, Ray Greenwald. 
1741, Lloyd Saleska. 

1752, Donald & Gladys Arendsee, Carl Kaiser. 
1772, Ted Batorsky. 
1775, Mike Powell. 

1780, Wm. L. Parish, Kenneth J. McQueen. 
1784, Joseph F. Nerat, Benedict Benco, Paul 

1786, M/M George Halka. 
1846, Loil Cannon. 
1865, Frank Gwiazdon. 
1884, R. L. Montgomery. 
1889, Elworth Rohr. 
1896, Ed Martin. 

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1, Glenn E, Husby, Norbert Polcyn, Ronald G. 

3, Harold M. Roby. 

5, Barnard J. Darian, Rey Binder, Wilbert 
Lichtenberg, John Uebel, John Zakibe, 
Kurt Smith, Bob Everett. John E. Schott, 
Terry Nelson, Ed Goza, Walter Niederecker, 
Jesse Favier, Mike Sedovic, Bruce Siebert, 
Tim Beckemeier, William Wagner, Gene 
Meyer, Ed Alexander, Gregory Trokey, 
Nick Messmer, Robt. W. Busch, Maurine 
Wismar, Bob Haetner, Norm Otto, Ed 
Winzen, Eugene Wetzel, Paul Siebert, Leo 
Kremer, Fred Wellmann. 

6, Felix W. Nowak. 
8, J. Barger. 

13, Henry Prevot. 

15, Arthur Wronn, James R. Hogan, William 

Takacs, Don Schultz, Robert Gunza. 
17, Bemd Georgi. 
229, Christopher Brayman. 
20, Harlow Hargensen, Sr., Edward & Doris 

Robert C. Fletcher, Earl Gustafson, Michael 

H. Pearson. 
25, James E. Peabody. 
30, Anthony Novak, Parris E. Dufl. 
33, Ben Ulrich, Wm. L. MagiU, Hammon 


K. G. Sieboldt, Frank Corbelli, Arthur 


Chester W. Johnson. 
, J. Perone. 
44, Ed McDannell. 
47, Earle Bunte, Lloyd N. Hall. 
54, Alex Gimbels. 
56, Edward Gear. 

62, Albert Paliakas, Edw. Eble. 

63, Roger Kiper. 

64, P. L. Pfister. 

66, C. Arthur Nordine. 
69, Jeff Lough. 

77. Thomas Teresh Cahill. 

78, James P. Marchione. 
80, Bud Rogers. 

87, James G. Lally. 
95, Robert C. Lowes. 
98, Layne Johnson. 
101, M/M Alan D. Cauey. 
103, Ophir O. Tilley. 

106, Bruce Sharp. 

107, John Doe, Raymond D. Carlson. 
109, J. A. Hakola. 

122, J. J. Andrews, Frank Tobin, Richard Etter. 
124, Felix A. Rendina. 

131, William J. Campbell, Robert Johns. 

132, Cleveland Loeffler, James T. Stokes. 

133, Neil P. Sullivan & Friends. 
135, M/M Dennis Durant. 

141, Jack Turek, M/M Robt. Bearlund, Robert 

E. Zadesty. 
146, Reinhold Haino. 
176, Joseph Rodericks. 

181, John Cunney, Edward J. Tomasovic, Local 
Union, Members. 

182, Tom Rosenbaum, Nicholas Nestor. 
188, Henry E. Wege. 

191, Carpenters, Edmond T. Pendleton. 
194, J. W. Nixon. 

198, S. E. Turner. 

199, John O'Donnell. 

200, Herbert Dusz. 

203, Frank Gaudioso, Wm. Korber. 

210, Mr. Samuel R. Brown, Frank A. Koniecki. 

211, Robert Fink, James Henglesberg. 

213, Tommy Cook, Paul M. Dobson, Carpenters. 

229, Philip St. John. 

232, Tim & Tommy Shepherd. 

235, Michael U. Belcher, Sr., Sidney Lubrich. 

236, Carpenters. 

257, William F. Texter, Jos. Kentrup, Michael 

261, Chas. J. Pumilia. 
264, Leland W. Anderson. 
267, Carpenters Ladies Aux. 
272, Thomas G. Dixon. 

281, Ron Sargent. 

283, John Teston. 

287, Elmer F. Faus, Russell S. Byers. 

345, James L, Kerley, James E. White, Alva 

361, Thomas Gunderson. 
372, T. V. Kennedy. 
379, Wilton & Martha Elwick. 
387, William P. Rogers. 
393, Robert L. Williams. 
407, Clair Barstow. 
413, Michael J. Kruk. 
417, Frank O. Gall. 
422, Warren Grimm, Ladies Aux. #665, Carl 

433, Robert E. Zimmerman. 
452, Roger Ceotto. 

454, Dennis J. Boyce. 

455, Richard Anzivino. 
468, Bro. Tom McCormack. 

470, Rex Geroy, Milton H. Patterson. 
475, Acey Knowles. 
512, M/M Tom Hayes & Family. 
514, Donald Purvin, Stanley Soboleski, J. Har- 
vey Scouto. 
532, Members. 
541, David L. Allen. 
550, Marsden N. Haws. 

562, Barry Pellegrini. 

563, Curtis O. Lundeen. 

578, James K. & James Q. Spence. 

586, Leo H. Wilhelm, M/M James Winkle, 

Thomas Moran. 
600, Alfred R. Knecht, Sr. 
608, Charles Gorey. 
620, Edward Kudlacik. 
624, Richard Koroblis. 
628, Thomas Tamer. 
633, Donald Gerstenecker. 
637, Daniel W. Steiger, Jr. 
668, Robert J. Cooper. 
674, A. Macpherson. 
696, M/M Pete Dossey. 
698, Paul Steffen. 
701, Carl D, Hazen. 
710, Foye Crooks, David M. Weir. 
715, Thomas R. Thomas. 
721, David H. Huber, Felipe V. Gonsales, 

Kirby Babcock. 
728, Doug Berry. 
742, Mrs. Floyd I. Trimmer. 

943, Anton T. Mrosek. 

944, Bert A. Peterson. 

745, Mils Kaneshird, Chiyoki Marushima. 

753, L. W. McSween. 

769, F. L. McKeever, Ernest Garcia, Norman 

781, Russ Smith, R. H. Hood. 
792, Harold Kewquist. 
797, Members. 

815, Norman M. Souza, Mrs. Wm. Tucker. 
845, Albert Friel. 
849, Wm. Bredesen. 
893, Jack R. Fisher. 
902, John E. Goode, Al Reiersen. 
906, H. T. Grant. 
921, Thomas C. O'Meara, Carl Rogaiski. 

943, Clarence & Inez Adams. 

944, Paul Lopez, W. B. Campbell. 
064, WiUiam Sopko. 

973, S. R. Estep. 

996, Gordon C. Schutz. 

1005, Erik Johanson. 

1010, George Zebley. 

1020, R. H. Ungemach. 

1044, Roth E. Perlinger. 

1050, Ernest Mezzaroba, M/M John Anello. 

1053, WUliam Peters. 

1055, Lloyd R. Whitney. 

1062, Bill & Joyce Millar, H. Phillip Pritchard. 

1065, Avis K. Woodrum. 

1067, Michael Collins. 

1073, Chas. T. Cummings. 

1081, Alpo Tienaho. 

1091, Dale E. Jones. 

1108, Paul A. Tilk. 

1109, W. R. Wade. 

1128, Leonard F. Anderson, Stephen Portner. 
1143, Richard C. Neefe. 

1146, M/M George Kust, Ted Ahlers. 

1147, W. W. Swopes. 

1148, H. A. Engelmann. 

1149, Ted L. Knudson. 
1162, August Kadak. 
1185, William J. Collins. 
1194, Willie C. Bishop. 

Rowh, Glenn Payne, Coy C. 

Peter O'Donoghue, 
Joseph E. Ambrose. 

1207, Coy A 

1216, Melvin Hackler. 
1222, Bob & Cathy Leach. 
1235, George Carston. 
1245, Jerry Sieberg. 
1248, Tad Hemming. 
1274, Jim P. Perkins, James A. Adams. 

1307, Richard W. Sembach, John C. Cajka, 
Robert Schuett, Harvey J. Schneider, Jeff S. 
Poole, Thomas F. Poole, Joseph Ficek, 
Frank Calocicco, Wilfred Blades, John 
Jarger, Frank Jarger, Tony Volcek, Jeff 
Sanden, Art Tambourine, Jim Manninen, 
Angelo Giannosa, Bruce Cairn, John Mc- 
Cormick, David G. Bleser, Leon Schwanz, 
Wainio Sulo, Dieter Krause. Morris Ader- 
son, Brian McGuinn, Don W. Bobart. 

1308, Stanley Timmerman, Local 
1323, James Rudisill, Earl Garretson. 
1325, Seamus Logue. 

1333, Victor Mort. 

1342, Pasquale Quagliato, 

Anthony F. Quaghato, 
1370, Glen Reichenbaugh. 
1397, Harold Vlasak. 
1400, Frank N. Norris. 
1402, John H. James, Jr. 
1418, Jon Hildebrand. 
1426, Carl L. Fuchs. 
1445, Lynn Wilson. 
1447, Ray Guzmon. 
1453, Donald Mathews. 
1456, Bror. E. Pearson, Mrs. O. Grodahl, Julio 

Mobelio, Arthur A. Harkin, Jr. 
1462, Richard J. Cunningham. 
1480, Fred Thomas. 
1487, Howard A. Shand. 
1489, Local. 
1497, Frank Kopachy, Oscar Aubrey Long. 

1506, Rex & Helen Grarelin, Forest Miller. 

1507, Cornelius Hoogenboom. 
1509, German Hidalgo. 
1512, Jack & Joyce Harmon. 
1548, Carl R. Dester. 

1583, Paul J. Skizinski. 

1590, Francis E. Cray, Alan Stephens. 

1594, Dianna Reynolds. 

1595, Samuel Alba, Joseph Skreenock. 
1598, Peter Morris. 

1644, Bob Swanson, Marvin Archer. 

1648, M/M James Applebury. 

1650, Wm. Edwin & Margaret Furlong. 

1664, Carpenters 

1665, James P. Hicks. 
1693, B. Patterson. 
1729, John T. Jackson. 
1733, Richard Berdan. 
1743, Chuck Mclvaine. 

1750, Irwin L, Stein, Robert Goodrich. 

1752, Richard A. Parker. 

1780, Kenneth P. Reid. 

1797, Frank W. Prothero, Robert A. Johnson. 

1815, Steve L. Ellis. 

1822, George Allen Smith. 

1823, Harlan P. Anderson. 

1837, Thomas Casoria, Erling K. Tellefsen. 
1861, Rudy Wade, Joseph A. Jacob, Sr. 
1884, Frank A. Randeau. 
1889, Leo Beduar. 
1906, John C. Ruckle. 

1913, C. L. Hudspeth, M/M James Fitzgerald, 
Lynne Haggett. 

1921, John Lupski. 

1922, Jermone Ciolek. 

1947, Newton W. Belcher. 
Reconstructed Mar 23, 82. 

1948, Orville Corbin. 
1962, Cliff Walters. 
1971, Henry F. Dreyer. 
1987, Carl Ostmann. 
1993, Alice Perkins. 
1996, Wayne Markus. 
2007, W. M. Piatt. 

2014, Ray Hubbard. 

2015, M/M Joseph N, Duran. 
2025, Merlyn Dubach. 

2046, F. E. Hinkle. 

2067, Wayne & Karen Barrows. 

2071, Dean B. Moors. 

2078, Tester L. Morrison, Members. 

2094, L. Brouillette, Jim Carlson, Steve Neu- 

2117, Red Mazzarella. 
2119, Irvin L. Schulte, Local. 
2164, William McFarland. 

JUNE, 1982 


2203, Ronald W. Buroker, Erwin W. Kind. 

2212, Local. 

2214, Joseph A. Bakewell. 

2217, Peter J. Marchese. 

2250, Mr. John M. Jones. 

2235, Paul Rakers. 

2246, Members. 

2250, Otto Corra. Albert Aschettino. 

2283, Wilmer A. Tews. 

2287, Sam Zamiello. 

2323, Steve Pansier. 

2360, Lex Chandler. 

2361, Dave Vasquez. 
2465, Roy E. Bailey. 
2477, Larry Greer. 
2490, C. B. Self. 

2564, Ralph Payne, Newman Sinnicks, Mike 
Sinnicks, Roy Dalley, Oliver Mills. 

2581, George H. Powell. 

2592, Bruce Trump. 

2652, John Davis. 

2669, Nick Gorgone. 

2682, Helen Dooley. 

2693, Lorenzo Bergeron, Clifford H. Enosse. 

2900, Mrs. Barry Smith. 

2947, Daniel Moreau. 

3038, George & Alice Yeager. 

3138, Helen Dowell. Eugene Dowell. 

3230, Members. Individuals and Croups — 
Central New Jersey District Council, 
D.C. Houston & Vicinity, Tnternall. Un. of 
Oper. Engineers, First Presbyterian Church 
of Hackensack, Mt. Hebron Church, George 
A. Belleville, Harlan Breeden, Mrs. W. H. 
Hendley, Richard J. Jamison, Mary C. 
Kust, Mrs. Fello. Minter Construction Co.. 
Barbara O'Brien, Shirlen Riboo, Helen 
Stilz, Roy & Janice Tornabene, Jay 
Versprille, Edna White, Mrs. David Kopit- 
sky, Mrs. Pauline Grabowski & Bob & 
Alberta Herb. Anonymous, Anonymous, 
Anon., Anne Kust. 


1, Chester Pribile. 

2, Robert S. Herbert. 

3, Donald Wright, A. H. Knutsen. 

4, N. L. Mumey. 
5-L, Don McGovem. 

6, Charles H. Morrison, Gerald Pellegrino. 

7, Robert A. Reese. 

8, Francis McKenna, John E. Frascone. 

10-L, Edward John, Iries & Drury L. Bums, 
George Stamos, Alex Goeringer. 

12, Stuart W. Turner. 

13, Irvin Goldner, C. Pawlak, Thure H. East, 
Charles Chiappa. 

15, Edward Lang, Louis Tognoli, Eric Lind, 
Howard Paterson, Alex Prodigo. 

17, Robert E. Suneson. Thomas Uldal, Angelo 
Morsut, James H. Griffiths, Daniel Colucci. 

19, Charles W. Cain, John Grueter. 

20, Michael Wagner, Joseph Levin, Tony Burns. 
22, Ed Vella, Donald Junkin, Arthur Paymiller, 

Kuchan Ivan. 
24, M/M Armando Fabbri, Wayne Hennessey. 
26, Dermot O'Meara, Raymond Leysen, Robert 


30, Ray Occhialini, Joseph G. Barile. 

31, H. B. "Scoop" Slack. 

32, Robert Willcutt, Joseph C. Rugani. 

33, Charles B. Dingwell, David McGhee, Stan- 
ley Zablocki. 

34, W. M. Gerringer. 

35, H. R. EUwood. 

36, Robert L. Loder, Henry T. Kaika, Roy E. 
Johnson, Alfred L. Anglin. 

40, Local, Kenneth J. Fancy, Thomas G. Nelson. 
42, Glen I. Johnson. 
47, Wallace Ravens. 

SO, John B. Moore, Allan R. Cox, Local. 
S3, John & Kim Byrne. 

55, Charles F. Roberts, James Hammock, Rich- 
ard H. Levinson. 

60, William J. Tegethoff, Shannon L. Shepherd. 

61, Howard Johnson, Antone C. Meziel, M. W. 

63, Remo Rice. 






64, Carl R. Sanders. 

65, William Buechler. 

66, Nathan C. Frank, Richard John Dooley. 
69, Ben Crall. 

71, W. H. Pesterfleld. 

74, John H Myszka. 

77, Joseph J. Albino. 

80, Ken Aronson, Stewart Robertson, Douglas 

87, Francis Rivard. 
91, Herbert Friedrich. 

94, John E. Delpha III. 

95, Darwin Mangsen, Jim Foster, Mark Schniers. 
98, Wilson O. Highfield, Wayne A. Beauchamp, 

Peter J. Brown. 

100, M/M Harold Prowant. 

101, Russell Claridge, James W. Parks, Charles 
Sellers, John Hellmann, Bruce & Jean 
Moore, C. E. Perko, Kurt Weygant, Sr., 
Edw. A. Hand, Jr. 

Doris Wright, Darrel Owen 

Harold A. Carlson, Francis G. Zecco, Wil- 
liam R. Dame & Family, William Depatsy. 

117, John Nitsky, James R. Willig. 

120, Royce Gali. 

122, William J. Kelly, Sally & Wm. Koerner- 

124, John Ricker. 
131, J. E. Sandin. 

William Taylor, Craig Celich. 

Jerry W. Moss, John H. Archer, Walter E. 

Fisher, Reno Casassa. 

Dominick Russo, Ruben Mattson, Benja- 
min Lipman. 

M/M Albert Zadesty, Robert H. Penn, Jr., 

Frank G. lole. 

Evert V. Johnson. 
Glenn Lowry. 

161, Jeff Bush. 

162, Helen M. Schneider, Michael Dillon, Otto 

165, M/M Albert Bruno & Mom, Donnina 

Santucci, Sexton Peterson. 
169, Eugene Ganschinietz. 
171, Nick Marsh, Harvey Anderson, W. Redifer, 

Ray Gaydos. 
174, Art H. Pohlman, Robert Ukovich. 

181, Samuel E. Cortese, Dennis Henry, Elmer 
H. Knuth. 

182, Steve P. Lassan, Joseph H. Long. 

183, M/M Mike Martin. 

184, Francis Brems, James Wilcox. 
188, Robert Jones. 

195, Jim Lehn. 

198, Billy F. Chapman. 

Families of J. Hooker. 

Eugene Bongiorn. 


Jay Endick. 

Herman H. Zuler. 

Michael W. Bogan. 

Wm. E. Kadis. 

Calvin E. Mead. 
230, Kenneth Ross, Andrew Weston. 
232, Joe G. Silveus, Mark S. Gremaux. 
242, H. Matthys. 
252, M/M Eugene Rohan. 

254, Carpenters. 

255, Harry Peterson. 

257, John A. Michaelson, John H. Johanson. 
259, Johnny Harston. 

Maurice W. Howes. 

F. H. Bailey, Ben F. Long, Raymond 

Elmer J. Gillan. 

280, Richard P. Davison. 

281, Lynn Gillingham, Robt. P. Kane. 
283, Ricky B. Hobbs. 

287, Harry Peiffer, Ida Horning, Chester L. 

298, Paul Rutigliano. John Buonsante. 
302, E. B. Linville, Jr. 

Karl P. Ham. 

Edward A. Perkins. 

Fred Bromschwig. 





Bob McGuinness, 
329, Earl Fugleberg. 

333, John R. Talbot. 

334, Wm. Callaghan. 
337, Rene Miller. 
340, L. B. Izer. 
343, Wm. Turchyn, A 
345, Frank Lunceford, 
350, John Gibson. 

355, Jeffrey Tarrant. 

356, Samuel M. Reynolds. 
359, Joseph De Benedictis. 


Dennis Davison. 

361, Gust Savola. 

362, James D. Rumsey. 

363, Mel Horton. 

364, Bert W. Goss. 
369, Austin Nobles. 

379, Mike Young. 

380, William A. Esies. 
386, George Zigler. 
388, Harry T. Hankins. 

393, Harold R. Wenstrom, Clement R. Mitchell, 

Jr., Ralph M. More. 
400, Kenneth D. Johnson, Norman L. Rabe. 
413, Julius Robinson, Harold M. Craft. 
417, Milton L. Mitchell. 
422, James R. Black, Jeffrey W. Bruce. 
430, H. J. Burger. 

433, Cyrus H. Holcomb, Andrew Schaefer. 

434, Vincent ZuUo, Ken Popp. 
440, Bonnie L. McLaughlin. 

448, Ron Starostovic, Lloyd Carlson, Jack 

Kerpan. Sr. 
462, Daniel Acita. 
465, Edwin J. Donlon. 

468, Carl M. Trotta, Richard W. Mayer. 

469, Marvin R. Mills. 

470, G. Ben Mueller. 
475, James F. Howley. 

483, William V. Amoroso, E. F. Taylor. 

492, Owen Kazmar. 

493, Hector M. Reyes, Albert J. Pellegrino. 
496, F. Clatterbuck, Waldo Grigsby. 

500, Warren R. Weisenstein. 
504, Harry Cohen. 
SIO, Reinie R. Foster. 

514, Paul A. Hanko, Joseph J. Solano, John 

515, John S. Williams, A. D. Smiley, Arthur 
Ledeboer, Joseph Acerra, Gail P. James. 

517, Leo A. Green. 

537, Roger D. Barrs. 

548, Jack Tharaldson. 

556, John C. Cervone. 

563, Ladies Aux. 403. 

571, Louis Snyder, Jr. 

583, Roy W. Olson. 

S86, Delbert Wilcox, Edw. T. Chaney. 

S9S, Thomas J. Brown, Frederick C. Salois. 

S99, Kenneth Stigall, BUI Simmons. 

603, Bm McGuire. 

608, Richard Caprio, Mike Keenan, George 

620, Adam R. Wasag, Thomas R. Small, Walter 
& Claire Hutton, John Boardman, Frank 
Cyphers, Patrick MeliUo, Sr., Samuel Fee, 
George Laufenberg, Anthony G. Pennucci, 
Lawrence Plante, Sr., Local, Dominick 

623, Ronadl Hesse. 

625, Steve Walker, Fred Ebol. 

626, John F. Shockley, Haywood Humphries, 
Gus Y. Kuratle. 

637, WUliam S. Bradley. 

639, M/M Ernest Barr, George Cantor. 

642, Bernard Barnes. 

643, Boyd A. Benson. 
651, Zoltan Papp. 

668, George W. Fowler, E. B. McGinty. 

690, Frank Simmons. 

694, Lawrence Bendzen, Jr. 

700, Calvin O. Walker. 

701, Ralph E. Hood, M/M Luther Perkins. 
703, Melvin T. Houser. 

710, David M. Weir, Wayne Cole, Dale C. 

Wren, Jr., Eugene Nichols. 
715, Robert H. Baker, William Schmid, Local. 
721, John B. Meese. 
740, M/M Alson Van Vleck. 
747, Robert S. Jacobs. 
751, N. Houghtaling. 
770, James P. Ellis. 

772, Eugene Judge. 

773, James R. Franco, Sr. 
783, M. Earl Rotherham. 
787, M/M K. Wm. Thorden. 
812, C. O. Buchanan. 

815, Edward E. Livesey. 

819, Local & Members. 

821, Thomas May. 

839, Emil N. Baranko, Henry Wiegel, Jr. 

844, Richard Jardin. 

845, William J. Kammerer, Ed & Dot Kam- 

857, Mac Doty. 
899, Gale L. McCain. 

943, David McCord, Jack L. O'Donnell, Lloyd 
C. Honeycutt, Charles J. Abele. 



958, Local. 

971, Donald L. Haynes, Rene Genesse. 

977, E. C. Phillips, Merrill D. Beam. 

982, Martin Pitek, Sidney Beemer, Fred Bou- 

999, Lester Page. 
1001, Jack F. Lewis. 
1003, William WUson. 

1005, Harry L. Eaton. 

1006, Gerry Dobenski, Floyd Moore. 

1043, Gerald A. Gaskey. 

1044, Charles Grago. 
1046, Henry D. Yandell. 
1048, Robert Brook. 

1062. Ame Iverson, Elmer V. Rasmussen. 

1065, Alex W. Agalzoff. 

1069, Steve Shanko. 

1074, Margaret Roth & Children. 

1088, Leslie S. Peace. 

1089, Henry Detsch, Bob Ray. 

1092, Ron Terry. 

1093, Michael Cunsolo. 

1097, Jim Shamberger. 

1098, M/M Thomas E. Murray, Basil Alexander, 
Glenn Melon. 

1102, Charles Cooper, Bemie Fleming, Joe Guar- 
neri, Ronald E. Steams. 

1107, Gerald Depaul. 

1108, James Henson, Lawrence & Donna Mauer. 
1121, Robert Molyneaux. 

1132, Leonard J. Sova. 
1138, Jerry Van Gilder. 

1140, Gus A. Bates. 

1141, John W. Paugh. 

1146, Joseph Reed. 

1147, M. Brown. 
1150, Herbert Ernst. 

1162, Louis ludica, Fred Krausch, John J. 

1164, Arthur Tramposch. 
1185, M. E. Ellerson, B. K. Drathring, Sr. 
1200, Donald J. White. 
1205, Eldon D. Smith. 
1208, Michael T. Schmidt. 
1217, Wally Birge. 
1222, John Hutchinson, Tom Blake, Jr., Joseph 

F. Gatz. 
1226, John T. Kersten. 
1235, Lonnie J. Parker, Donald A. Drury. 
1245, Alex Aragon. 
1248, Carpenters. 

1251, Dennis Honaizer, K. G. Hiebert. 
1274, Marion R. Sims. 
1276, G. H. Simmons, Jr. 
1289, Walter Estabrook. 
1301, Tom Roberts, Charles Walker. 
1303, W. W. Bloomquist. 
1305, Arthur Anctil. 
1308, Dominic Lorenti. 
1319, Richard B. Gallegos, Ernest L. Best, G. L. 

Blacksher, Michael Isaminger, Vemon R. 

1323, Terry Dombrowski, Ross D. Ricks. 
1333, James T. Parry. 

1341, Eugene Adkins. 

1342, Thomas Caprio, Karl Karlsen, Einar E. 
Peterson, Rocco L. Cardell, Eric L. John- 
son, Anthony G. Aiello, Walter Dziedzic. 

1353, Irvin W. Opperman. 

1354, L. K. Stone, Jr., Robert L. Jones. 
1357, Hafford K. Carter, James F. Spencer. 
1361, John W. Zeidler. 

1365, Thaddeus Krolikowski. 
1367, Robert Szymkowiak. 
1373, Donald C. Anderson. 

1396, William C. Hayes. 

1397, Lewis Sasso, Sture Peterson, George Pan- 
ning, William H. Hoffman, Edward Kist, 
R. Wickboldt. 

1400, Wm. G. Kirkpatrick, Hyman Allenick. 

1407, W. R. Finger, Harold & Evelyn Omdahl. 

1408, John M. Feyling, Stanley Sobotka, An- 
thony J. Poderis, 

1437, M/M H. H. Meinert. 
1441, Tom Connolly. 
1447, Richard W. Schaefer. 
1449, Lloyd Mattson. 

1452, Paul Zieger. 

1453, Linus Decant. 

1456, Julio Mobilio, Olf Gilstad, Edward E. 

Drickson, Daniel T. Dom, M/M Everett 

1462, Leonard G. Contino. 
1471, Allen J. Patterson. 

1477, Edison Stevens 

1478, Arch Forrest & Friends, R. J. Koonz, 
William Frank Allen. 

1485, Don J. Wood, Harold & Aileen Mahl. 

1486, Edward J. Viscia. 

1489, George & Elaine Ryll, Harry Von Duhn. 
1495, Raymond A. Rolf, Patty Floraday. 

1497, Tony Peters. 

1498, PhU EUgen.' 

1506, L. G. Buchanan, Daniel S. Schenk. 

1507, Emery J, Schwartz, H. J. Baumgartner. 
1509, George H. Buehler. 

1512, Howard Bays. 

1526, Local Union. 

1527, George T. Williams. 

1535, Dale E. Frank. 

1536, Alfred M. Zannotti. 
1545, Fred M. Russell. 

1553, W. Michik, Mrs. L. L. Cassell, Stella M. 

1564, W. E. Copperfield. 
1570, Clarence McDaniel. 
1578, Wm. J. Smith. 
1583, Lee D. Coleman. 
1590, Carl H. Erickson, Christian Ellenes. 
1595, Charles Maggio, John Lacina. 
1599, Sam & Marion Rubino, Milion L. 

1607, Alvin Kronbetter. 
1618, James F. Leach. 
1622, Steven E. Allen. 
1632, Phil Baron. 

1644, James Taylor, Robert Kramer. 
1650, Clifton Abel, Norbert Kennerknecht. 
1667, Joseph A. Ellis. 
1683, James A. White. 

1693, Charles & Cora Tyrolt. Eugene C. Mason. 
1699, Harold & Eve Brown, Raymond Anderson. 
1708, Leo and Pearl Hardersen, Joe Satterlund, 

Robert L. Fletchall. 
1715, Gary Stanley, Scott Shideler, Donald R. 

1739, J. Leuthen, Howard C. Holman, Roy G. 

Manian, Nancy & Bud Lueddecke. 
1741, J. Clayton Shaver, A. W. Eichstaedt. 
1743, M/M Ackroyd. 
1752, Joseph C. Eickholt. 
1765, Christ Altergott. 

1771, Darrel Miller. 

1772, Frank Rossett, Paul Schwenke, Wm. Hill. 
1780, Lee M. Romeo, Kevin Kirwan. 

1784, G. Pfeiffer, Bernard J. Ozga. 

1807, James F. Neely. 

1815, James H. Carder. 

1822, Thomas W. Cortes III, Charies Sondecker. 

1836, Gary L. Carter. 

1837, Daniel Eginton. 

1856, Kenneth McKenzie, Robert Gliwa, Andrew 

1861, William E. Terry. 
1871, James Finch. 
1884, Len, Debbie & Mandy Bevers, R. Y. 

1889, Joseph Shuster, Bruce Norman. 
1904, Grover O'Dell. 
1911, Mr. John M. Morrison. 
1913, Ronald Vincelli, John Waldrip, Albert J. 

Krug, Richard Trute. 
1922, Philip Uthe, August Knuth. 
1929, Oliver Lillvis. 
1939, Mrs. Peter DeLotto. 
1947, Arthur Arneson. 
1987, Michael A. Waelder. 

1996, James Aim. 

1997, Maurice Mudd. 
2004, Wilhelm Troesken. 
2006, S. M. Pietrosanti. 
2008, Fred Voelzke. 

2014, Jerome P. Kelpsch, Mont L. Anderson. 

2020, Tommy Anderson. 

2046, Elmer H. Swanson, Theodore L. Larsen. 

2049, Orbie Culver, Sr. 

2078, Tony Pupping, Martin Rojas, Johannes 

2114, William R, Ransford. 
2117, Edward Hahn, Thomas Shields. 
2119, Lewis 1. Gibson, Hermann Henke. 
2127, Mark McGeary. 
2164, Robert Kerns, Orlando Lacayo, John 


2202, N. M. Potter. 

2203, Brian German, Harry G. Kamke, Clarence 
E. McKeel. 

2214, William O, Hammond. 

2217, Andrew J. Alvey, Ralph E. Walker. 

2239, Henry F. Lindhorst. 

2250, Walter Frattin, Tom Bucco, George R. 

2264, Matthew D. Beck, Ed. Mialki, Robert 


2275, Clyde Hickman. 

2287, David Davidson. 

2288, Jay Kimball, Jr. 

2308, Don Matthews, R. Anderson, Jr. 

2310, James W. Howton, Boyce Towery. 

2311, William Scheu. 
2351, Walter A. Wadzinski. 
2361, Mike J. Nemcik. 
1435, J. J. Castellano. 
2436, Hagwood Cannon. 
2461, George Parker. 
2477, Lee T. Kissick. 
2535, Mark Depree 

2554, Dave & Debbie Stumpff. 

2592, Carl Newman. 

2686, Jane J. Pedrazoli. 

2698, James R. Counts. 

2693, Richard Moffatt. 

2734, B. F. Jarman. 

2748, Esther Richards. 

2761, Russell McMillian. 

2791, E. Pendergraft. 

2907, Gino Mazzoni. 

3035, Daniel Hoff. 

3127, Irving Nachman. 

3138, Helen Cleveland. 

3206, Harvey Moreau, Harold Engman. 

3223, Doss Decker, Kenneth R. Sidebottom. 

Individuals and Groups — Bay Counties D.C. 
Russ Pool, Jim Green, Joseph Grigsby, 
Vera Messer, Mary Kanellis & Ellie Matus, 
Nassau County District Council, East Enn. 
D.C. Members, Alaska State Council of 
Carp, American Legion Post 162, Mrs. 
Herman J. Bodewes, Dorothy Berkley, 
Mr. Frank Coy, Mary Collins, John 
Dickens, Edwin M. George, Alex Halcomb, 
M/M Wm. Jacobson — In Memory of Hugo 
Stromholm, David Jefferson, Andrea Kmetz, 
Pauline Kriynovich. Ted Mallasch, Nichols 
Construction M/M Harold Surface, Mrs. 
Florence Lutz, Act Teens-Grandvlew Bap- 
tist Church, Thomas Shepard, South Subur- 
ban Grandmothers #462, United Methodist 
Women, Penn., Cathy Verret, Richard & 
Linda Watson, Anonymous, Anonymous, 
Kathy L. Krieger UBC, Barbara McNatt 
UBC, Joseph Pinto UBC. 


1981— the United Brotherhood's centen- 
nial celebration ... and you were there! 

Here is the perfect memento of the 
UBC's 100th birthday. Every owner of a 
tape recorder will want to have one as 
a memento of the anniversary. 

SIDE 1 is a half-hour recording of a 
National Public Radio broadcast, "The NPR 
lournal," featuring interviews with his- 
torians, a playwright, oldtime carpenters, 
and UBC leaders. 

SIDE 2 is the musical soundtrack from 
"Knock on Wood," the living-newspaper 
production depicting the UBC history, as it 
was staged in Chicago during the Centennial 
Convention, September, 1981. 

If you were a delegate, you'll want this 

Only $6.00 each 

Send cash, check or money order to: 
Gen. Sec. John Rogers, United Brotherhood 
of Carpenters and Joiners of America, 101 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 

JUNE, 1982 





Learning How to Talk to Your Doctor 

By Phillip L. Polakoff, M.D. 

Director, Western Institute for 
Occupational/ Environmental Sciences 

How would you like to play a little 
word game that might help you under- 
stand some of those big medical terms 
your doctor sometimes uses? Let's go. 

"Ralphsmithjunior" at first glance 
is as mind-boggling as "hypergly- 
cemia." But let's separate the two 
words into their various parts. That's 
the trick of understanding medical 

In the first word, pick out "smith" 
in the middle. That's a family name, 
but there are lots of Smiths. We need 
to narrow the field, so we add Ralph 
at the beginning. That's better, but 
there's a father and son. So, we tack 
"junior" on the end. Now we know 
exactly who we're talking about. 

Hyperglycemia is a medical term. 
To understand it, you follow the same 
process you did when you unraveled 
"Ralphsmithjunior." In place of 
Smith, you'll find "glyc" in the middle. 
That's part of the old Greek word for 
sweet or sugar. But, just as in the 
first example, we need to focus more 
closely. What about the sugar? So, we 
add "Hyper-" at the beginning. 
"Hyper-" means above, or beyond, or 
too much. Now we know that some- 
thing is too sugary. But what? The 
ending "-emia" gives us the final clue. 
It means blood. So that's it. Hyper- 
glycemia means an excess of sugar in 
the blood. 

The opposite of "hyper," inci- 
dentally, is "hypo," meaning below or 
deficient. Hypo-giyc-emia, then, would 
mean low blood sugar. 

You might ask, "Why don't doctors 
just say high (or low) blood sugar in 
the first place?" It's a good question, 
and there's a good answer. 

Many of the earliest physicians 
were Greek, and they were good ob- 
servers of the human body and its 
condition. They gave graphic, down- 
to-earth names to what they saw. Take 
the old Greek word "karkinos," mean- 
ing crab. We still use it today, in a 
slightly different spelling, for the 
medical term "carcinoma" — cancer. It 
would be hard to improve on "crab- 
like" as a description of a malignant, 
invading tumor that spreads. 

Besides Greek, other medical terms 
are of Latin origin. The old classical 
languages are universally understood. 
They don't have to be translated for 
the various nationalities. That helps 
physicians and other health profes- 
sionals share information around the 

These ancient medical root words 
are also handy for grafting parts onto 
to help explain the meanings, as we 
saw in the example of blood sugar. 

Here are some other clues to look 
for as you play medical terminology 

"Cardi-" tells you the subject is the 
heart. Put it together with "electro-" 
(pertaining to electricity) and "gram-" 
(from the old Greek word "gramma," 
meaning writing) and you have elec- 
trocardiogram — a graphic record of 
your heart beat made by an electrical 

"Enter-" refers to the intestines. 
Add "-itis" (which means inflamed) 
and you have "enteritis" — inflamma- 
tion of the intestines. If the trouble is 
more extensive, we can add "gastro-" 
(stomach) and come up with "gastro- 
enteritis" — inflammation of both the 
stomach and intestines. 

"Dys-" at the beginning of a word 
is not the name of a body part. It 
tells you that the part that follows 

isn't working right. It means bad, 
difficult or painful. Put it in front of 
"enter," add a "y" on the end, and we 
have "dysentery" — gut pain that often 
goes along with inflammation of the 
intestinal mucous membrane. 

Dysmenorrhea is a combination of 
"dys-" (painful); "men" (month), and 
"rhea" (flow), with a couple of con- 
necting letters thrown in. So, dys- 
menorrhea means painful menstrua- 

A few other body parts to look for 
are: "my-" (muscle), "osteo-" (bone), 
"pneum-" (air) and "pulmo-" (both 
of which will refer to the lungs.) 

Here are some endings to remember: 

"-ectomy" means that something is 
going to be removed. Now you know 
what is meant by "appendectomy" and 

"-osis" refers to a diseased condi- 
tion of the word it is attached to. Used 
with "scler" to form "sclerosis" we 
have a hardening condition. Add that 
combination to "arterio-" (artery) and 
we have arteriosclerosis — hardening of 
the arteries. 

"-algia" means pain. Neuralgia is 
nerve pain. Myalgia is muscle pain. 

"-oid" on the end of a word means 
"like." A fibroid tumor is a tumor that 
looks like fibers. Rheumatoid would 
mean resembling rheumatism. Rheu- 
matoid arthritis refers to a condition 
in which inflammation of the joints 
(like rheumatism) may often be ac- 
companied by marked deformities (as 
in some arthritis). 

A word of caution: Don't try to 
diagnose an ache or pain just because 
you know a few medical terms. Use 
your new understanding, instead, for 
belter communication between you 
and your doctor. When in doubt — ask 




Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 


Local 446 recently held a banquet to 
celebrate the Brotherhood's 100th anniversary 
and to honor its 25 and 30-year members. 
General Representative Ted Ryan presented 
pins to the members pictured in the accom- 
panying photograph, front row, from left: 
Matti Rahkola, John Ramsey, Karl Goericke, 
Toivo Virtanen, Simon Dorion, Albert Bourgeois, 
Earl Alkenbrack, and Leonard Strom. 

Back row, from left: Ontario Provincial 
Council President Ted Ryan, William Living- 
stone, Forest Duggan, Armas Hautala, Aarno 
Vuotilainen, Lauri Kontulainen, Lasse Kakela, 
Toivo Kortesmaki, Paul Gingras, Olgerts 
Briedis, Floyd Hurdle, and Ontario Provincial 
Council Vice President Bryon Black. 





A gallery of pictures showing some of the senior members of the Broth- 
erhood who recently received pins for years of service in the union. 


Local 2361 members with 25, 30, and 35-years of service to the Brotherhood received 
membership pins at an awards ceremony held on January 25, 1982. Shown in the 
accompanying photograph are, first row, seated: Leslie Combs, 35-years. 

Second row, from left: Carl Shuster, Edmond Riley, Lawrence Zeulner, and Eura Rogers, 
all 25-years; Elmer Campbell, 35-years; Lyie Casey, 30-years; and Paul Richardson, 

Third row, from left: Business Representative Gene IVIaag; Curtis Jackson, Roy Ferguson, 
and David Savage, all 25-years; and Financial Secretary Jim E. Jones. 

Fourth row, from left: Business Representative and Local President Bill E. Perry; Glenn 
Sare, 35-years; John Richmond, 30-years; Ben Richmond, 25-years; Theodore Heath, 
35-years; and Business Representative Randy Thornhill. 


Local 971 recently held a dinner party 
honoring its members with 40 or more years 
of service to the brotherhood. Eighth District 
Board Member M. B. Bryant presented the 

Picture No. 1 above, shows guests of honor 
at the ceremony, from left: Elizabeth isakson, 
her granddaughter, Terry Derrah, and her 
husband, 64-year member Karl Isakson. 

The picture at left 
shows 40-year member 
Frank Sowerwine. 

The following mem- 
bers also received 

SS-year members 
Silvo Ferrari, James N. 
Byars, Reichenback, 
and Andy Swalley. 

45-year members A. 
B. Christensen, Dale 
Hanna, L. F. Jacaway, Ovey C. Jacobsen, 
Bernard Mertha, William S. Webb, K. P. 
Williams, Lawrence Wright, Ernest Giossi, Ray 
Keller, Al Odie, Otto Ommen, Lawrence J. 
Quadrio, William S. Webb, and Lawrence 

40-year members IVIarvin Alexander, J. K. 
Anderson, Robert Ambrose, Benedict Barnard, 
Richard Bowen, Stanley Briggs, Ellis Bradley, 
Nathan Bradley, Rayburn M. Brown, Gerald W. 
Cameron, Raymond J. Carlton, Charles Cundiff, 
Calvin Day, Otto Depping, Alfred E. Forson, Jr., 
John S. Frank, Sr., 0. D. Gable, Earl Hancock,