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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, October 4, 1923

Indication of the wide-spreading use of Diamond Briquets is seen in the growing demand for this fuel for consumption in the smudge pots of Yakima Valley orchards. Each spring, during the budding and blossoming season, Yakima orchardists strive to save their crops from the ravages of late frosts by the use of smudge pots placed beneath the flower-laden trees. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 20, 1923

Several months ago a considerable shipment of Black Diamond coal was dispatched to points in Alaska and even to scattered government stations up beyond the Arctic Circle. Now the other extreme is reached, with three whalers in this week for bunkers to take them to the Antarctic.

Each of the whalers goes by the name of Star, being also numbered 1, 2, and 3. They loaded Black Diamond and South Prairie steam coal, and will sail from Seattle, via Honolulu and Australia, for the South Polar regions. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, September 17, 1915

BLACK DIAMOND, Friday, Sept. 17. —A surprise luncheon of fried chicken with all the usual “trimmings” was given here Saturday in honor of the first aid team that will go to San Francisco to represent the Pacific Coast at the nationwide first aid and mine rescue meet to be held at the Panama Pacific Exposition, September 23 and 24.

The luncheon was at the home of Mrs. M.A. Morgan and the hostesses were the wives of the team members, M.A. Morgan, captain; J.S. Murphy, H.P. Phillips, Joseph McDonald, Henry DeWinter, Ray Rank, and J.W. Greggs.

The team leaves for San Francisco on a Pacific Coast Steamship liner today, returning about October 1.

The Black Diamond team won the honor of representing Washington at San Francisco in a Labor Day meet at Black Diamond.

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, September 14, 1923

Chemical discovered during war oxidizes carbon monoxide, making it harmless

For more than two hours yesterday prominent coal miners, superintendents, engineers, foremen, representatives of the State Mine Department, and of the Seattle Fire and Police Departments gathered at the federal mine rescue station at the University of Washington and took part in a demonstration of a new “self rescuer,” or small gas mask which will permit a man to live in air heavily impregnated with deadly monoxide gas from forty minutes to more than an hour.

The demonstration was made in a small room, into which the exhaust of the White mine rescue truck of the government was piped. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 13, 1923

This picture was taken the day the Black Diamond Mine Rescue and First Aid team arrived home from Salt Lake City, where they captured third place in the combination score against the picked teams of the nation. (more…)

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Originally published in the Pacific Coast Bulletin, September 6, 1923

Whenever it’s necessary to get something done in Newcastle there are three men who can always be depended upon to volunteer their services. Look at the picture above and see if you don’t agree that they appear capable to finish almost anything they undertake. The fourth man, the tall individual with the glasses, is John G. Schoning of the United States Bureau of Mines who can always be counted on in matters having to do with mine rescue or first aid work. The others, left to right. are: T.H. Cadwell, John Ritchie, and Thos. Rouse.

Whenever it’s necessary to get something done in Newcastle there are three men who can always be depended upon to volunteer their services. Look at the picture above and see if you don’t agree that they appear capable to finish almost anything they undertake. The fourth man, the tall individual with the glasses, is John G. Schoning of the United States Bureau of Mines who can always be counted on in matters having to do with mine rescue or first aid work. The others, left to right. are: T.H. Cadwell, John Ritchie, and Thos. Rouse.

Competing against teams from 27 states, including the crack organizations of the central coal fields which have been in training for years, the Black Diamond Mine Rescue and First Aid Team, under the leadership of Capt. B.F. Snook won third prize at the International First Aid and Mine Rescue Meet at Salt Lake City on August 27, 28, and 29.

This rating was based on the combination scores made by the contesting teams in both first aid and mine rescue work.

Highest honors went to a team from Benton, Illinois, while the Independent Coke & Coal Company’s team from Kenilworth, Utah, took second place. A team from Mexico, representing the Real Del Monte y Pachuca Co., won third place in the mine rescue contest, the first and second team in the combination score also retaining the same standing in the mine rescue contest.

The Anaconda Copper Mining Company of Great Falls, Mont., won first place in the first aid contest, with two Virginia teams taking the next two prizes.

Black Diamond’s rating which placed the team in third position on the combination score earned a silver cup for the boys, as well as two state championship banners for mine rescue and first aid work. They were also awarded bronze medallions and were royally entertained while in Salt Lake City.

The team returned to camp last Saturday where each member was accorded a rousing welcome by company officials and friends in the camp. Credit for the remarkable showing made by the team is, without doubt, due largely to the untiring efforts of B.F. Snook, captain of the organization. He labored ceaselessly from the time he went to Black Diamond last April up to the day of the meet to produce a prize winning team. (more…)

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Originally published in The Seattle Daily Times, August 30, 1923

United States Bureau conducts annual tournament in Salt Lake City

By Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY, Thursday, Aug. 30. — Announcement of awards in the contests of more than five hundred miners for honors in the work of rescue and first aid treatment of fellow workers under conditions approximating those of a mine disaster last night brought to a close the seventh annual international first aid and mine rescue meet, conducted here under the auspices of the United States Bureau of Mines.

First honors in the meet were captured by an Illinois team representing the United Mine Workers of America from Benton, Ill. This aggregation won the international mine rescue championship, the international combination first aid and mine rescue contest, and the state championship of Illinois in mine rescue work.

Highest award in the international first aid contest was made to the Anaconda Copper Company team from Great Falls, Mont.

Third award in the international first aid and mine rescue contest was won by the team representing the Pacific Coast Coal Company of Black Diamond, Wash. (more…)

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