Archive for April 25th, 2016

Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, April 26, 1922

Ma JohnsonMeeting Mrs. Julius Johnson for the first time you’d probably have an instant inclination to nickname her “Ma” or “Mother,” which is exactly what more men have been doing for a score of years than there is record of in the Bulletin office. Which only goes to prove there is something in appearances after all.

For more than twelve years Mrs. Johnson has been mothering the employees of the company at Newcastle. Formerly owner of a boarding house, she is now the lessee of the Newcastle hotel.

Looking after her boarders, keeping ‘em well fed, keeping them cheerful, “kidding” ‘em out of their troubles, and generally spoiling them, has ever been her long suit, and probably will be long after the Bulletin has turned up its editorial toes and gone out of existence.

Which just shows that you simply can’t change some women.

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, April 26, 1922

Les ForemanThis is L.W. Foreman, more generally known as “Les” Foreman, supervisor of cookhouses and bunkhouses, who entered the employ of The Pacific Coast Coal Company at the height of the emergency through which it has now virtually passed.

Before coming to the company Mr. Foreman had much experience in Treadwell, Alaska, in work much similar to that he is doing now, and since becoming supervisor of cookhouses and bunkhouses has had the opportunity to renew acquaintances in our camps with many of the men he met at Treadwell.

Mr. Foreman’s affable disposition and desire to please has won him many friends among the workmen, and has given him the hearty co-operation of his employees so that there is a satisfied atmosphere at all of the cookhouses and bunkhouses.

Due to the nature of the work, Mr. Foreman is a double-shift worker, having an opportunity to spend but few evenings at home, but he is always glad to put in all the time necessary on the work to keep the service at the proper standard.

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