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General Office Notes
Mr. W. J. Nuebling’s business trip to
Salisbury, Tuesday, the seventeenth of
June, terminated in a midnight frolic
characterized by many “Reefe’s Specials”
and “Pill, did you ever hear that one
about for it’s always fair
weather when good fellows get together,
and the many of us who remember “Pill”
Tillery will admit that he must be classed
among these. When inquiry as to the
success of his trip was made recently,
“Nueb” merely remarked, “Charge it to
E 281 H. R.”
Our legal light, Mr. Darrell Clark,
proves the old belief in the veracity of
one of his profession when he comes for
ward with statements of the enormous
tomatoes to be gotten from his garden
on lower Tallassee. These, he is modest
enough to admit, will not exceed twenty-
four ounces each in weight, and says
that in the dark they might easily be
mistaken for watermelons.
The following students from A. and E.
College, at West Raleigh, are employed
in the drafting-room this summer: Mr.
W. G. Allen, who was also with us last
year; Mr. E. B. Harris, and Mr. A. P.
Shore. Mr. Shore, however, was forced
to leave, having been called to partic
ipate in the training of the Reserve Of
ficers’ Training Corps, at Plattsburg,
N. Y. .
Mr. J. C. Mitchell, formerly of the
drafting room, left May 31, for Waco,
Texas, where he took unto himself a
wife, sending in his resignation as a
draftsman not long afterward. He will
go into business in the “Lone Star State.”
The best wishes of his numerous friends
will be with him and his bride thru
their life’s journey.
The townsite survey, computations,
and monumenting, being carried on joint
ly by the drafting room and surveying
corps, are well under way, and will en
able the purchasers of Badin lots to have
their properties accurately located on the
ground with no trouble and expense to
The struggle of mind against matter,
and the supremacy of the former, is
well illustrated by Mr. Nuebling, another
of our semi-professional gardeners, who
advances the “eleven to one” ratio in
reference to the amount of potatoes
harvested to those planted.
Mr. F'. A. Cummings has returned
alone from his New York trip, much to
the surprise of his office associates, who
firmly expected his return to be heralded
by Mendelssohn, orange blossoms, and
Mr. J. M. Anderson, who is a recent
addition to the drafting force, having
been transferred here from the Field
Office, is spending a two weeks’ vacation
in his home state. South Carolina.
Mr. T. B. Lilly, of the drafting-room,
has gone to Bauxite, Ark., in connection
with the topographic surveys being car
ried on by the American Bauxite Com
Mr. H. L. Kennedy, instrument man
on township surveys, left the twenty-
ninth of June on a business trip to Cin
cinnati, Ohio, and Detroit, Mich.
Mr. R. B. Clark, of the Drafting Room,
and Mr. H. C. Nash for the past two
weeks have been carrying on a bacterio
logical survey up the lake.
Miss Jessie A. Kendall, of the steno
graphic force, will go on her vacation on
Mr. L. C. Russell, of the drafting force,
will take his two weeks’ vacation begin
ning July 12.
Electrical Department Sparks
The Southern Power Company are
again in need of some additional power,
due to dry weather conditions in the
Catawba River valley. The rotary sta
tion operators now have something to
do, as rotaries do not seem to like being
connected to Southern Power Company
system, and are all the time trying to
get away by flashing over or otherwise
cutting up to get the circuit breakers
open. Rhea calmly strokes them on the
back, and says it’s of no u.se to act so,
you must go back to work; and proceeds
to start them up again.
We are .sorry to lose so many of our
good friends, the turbine testers. Mr.
P^ly now has to keep up the reputation
of the whole crowd, and he is very busy.
His latest feat is to successfully hook,
in sixty feet of water, and land a four
thousand-pound fish. After he tells of
this to a crowd of wondering admirer
he smiles and says: Oh! that’s nothinj
it was just the pump we let fall in tl
water a few days before; and we ha
a line on it, anyway.
The latest formula for treating elei
trie motors: Load motor on barg
convey barge to place where water is *
least 160 feet deep; slide motor int
water, and let remain for one week
fish motor out, bringing one bypass ga*
with it. Motor should be in tiptop shap«
Preparations are being made to nia''
an official test of the Yadkin Falls tui
bines. Tons of salt have been accuini>
lated on the power-house floor, a*''
workmen are busy building platforiu-
setting up machinery, etc. The fish
not been caught yet.
Unified operation is about to be r®*'
ized with the addition of the new
pressor station in Rotary Station N'*'”
ber 25. Jersey has nothing to \vorf>
about now, for he has lots of air
lots of pressure. .
Mr. B. J. May has been transfer
from the repair and construction deP®
ment, and is now nursing the rotar
and transformers at building No. 1^'
When will Corbett get a girl;
go swimming; Fagg fall in love;
Beers smoke a pipe; or Stanly Co'*
go wet? .
Mr. Chas. E. King, of
accepted a position on the op«'‘*
force of the Rotary Station.
Mr. E. T. Ru.ssell has gotten
the “flivver” class, and is now dec®"^
with a brand new “Dort.”
Mr. R. S. McConnell wants to
how long it will be before w®
“ring the fire whistle.” |.j^j
We are glad to see Mr. J. E-
back on the job, after a week’s »
due to sickness. ^
D. D. Drye says he doesn’t
die: the floor at building No. 3a
enough for him. I
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Hardin has been grouchy _ t,#!*' !
He thought Spencer couldn’t p'*' j)i f
Why do people ask, “What j
wheels go around?” I
Mr. C. R. Ross. Maple Street.
ripe tomatoes gathered from !
on Wednesday, June 25. '