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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 1, 1923

Drawn by Chas. Butkus

Drawn by Chas. Butkus

That the smoker scheduled for Black Diamond next Saturday night, February 3, is going to be a record-breaker, both in the crowd expected and in the excellence of the bouts, is generally conceded. In addition to the main event, a six-round tangle between Ernie Dorman of Black Diamond and J.J. Forbes of Issaquah, there are six other battles on the program.

All rounds will last for two minutes each, and with the exception of the main event the bouts are all of four rounds.

Because of an injury suffered by Len Berry in an accident this week, he will not be able to meet his brother, Bill Berry, Jr., in a four-round exhibition bout. His place will be taken by H.A. Noah, who promises to give Bill a run for his money. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, February 1, 1923

By J.C. Lindsey, Industrial Engineer

New Pacific Coast Coal Co logo - 1927At the request of Black Diamond employee representatives, the Central Council appointed a special sub-committee some time ago to devise and submit for final approval by the Central Council, a plan for the organization and conduct of a Mutual Benefit Association. This committee was appointed. It comprised the employee chairman from each mine, and Mr. Lindsey.

The members of this sub-committee have held a number of conferences out of which has come the Constitution of the Mutual Benefit Association, which is printed in full elsewhere in this issue of the Bulletin.

The primary purpose of this organization was stated to be, not to provide additional insurance or compensation for personal injuries, in stipulated amounts, but rather to provide for greater elasticity and resiliency in the whole system of such insurance already provided for by State Industrial Insurance, paid for by the company, the Hospital Fund, paid for by the employees, supplemented as necessary by the company, and the State Medical Aid paid for on a 50-50 basis by the employees and the company.
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