November, 1947 THE ECHO page seven
“The Yard Crew Does The Job”
the caption that accompanies
the group of photographs on this
page and there seems to be no
better description at hand to sum
lip the work of our Yard Crew
here at Ecusta. Odd jobs, new
jobs, old jobs—the Yard Crew
does them all.
It’s impossible to outline a typ
ical day’s work of the men because
their work is of such a varied na
ture that each new day brings with
it new and different assignments.
Most of their jobs are on the out
side, although often their duties
take them inside to various de
partments of the mill.
The “mobile crew”, it might
be called, keeps the trucks mov
ing on all kinds of jobs. It may be
nioving trash, dirt, cinders, or it
flight be hauling trees and shrub
bery for the Landscape Crew. This
group of six men does practically
of the hauling necessary to
^'eeping operations around the
plant running smoothly.
The unloading crew spends much
0/ its time unloading carbonate,
iirne, lumber, machinery, cartons,
box materials, and countless oth-
things from freight cars and
Keeping the acres of space in
side our fence clean and free of
salvage is no small task. A com
pany like ours which is young and
growing is constantly finding new
"'ays of doing old jobs and this
means considerable moving and
replacing of machinery and parts.
Here again, the Yard Crew is
available and ready to do the job!
Mr. Ed Sprouse is foreman of
the Yard Crew, having held this
Job since May 29, 1944. He will
'Complete eight years of service
^ith the company on December
21 this year.
His assistant is Mr. Louie Raines,
"[ho has been in that capacity
since June 19, 1944. He has been
^ith the company since Septem
ber 27, 1939, having seen the com
pany grow up from its infancy.
Vet’s Life Expectancy
WASHINGTON — The Veterans
Administration has estimated that
3.400,000 World War II veterans
"'ill still be alive in the year 2000
^-compared to 3,727,000 World
War I veterans now living.
The average age of the 16,051,-
OOO World War II veterans and po
tential veterans is 28.6 years, the
agency said, while the average age
of World War I veterans is 54
By the year 2030 fewer than a
thousand World War I veterans
"'ill remain, it was estimated.
Their average age then will be
The Veterans Administration
*«ade its estimates to determine
^hat its task in the future will
WILLI AM WALKFR
EUGENE COX J- SIZEMORE
LEE NEWMAN ABERT JUSTICE
J. BLACKWELL DONALD PRAYTOR
KENNETH BARTON CHAS. WATSON JESSE CHAPMAN LEON ARD WHITC C£CIL WILSOH