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Page 8 - Women in the Steel Plant, World War 2

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1984/8/1 (787 reads)

time: he'd go out his way, and I'd go down to the coke ovens. So, it was nice for a- while. He was very proud of me, to know that I was working. Very proud. Chris McGrady: I went down and worked down in the lumber yard. I was foreman of the women. Probably they thought it was a bet? ter idea to have a woman foreman than a man, you know, over the women. And I was elected. And then I started checking lum? ber. What we were doing was really measur? ing the lumber, and stacking it. Then when the weather got sort of bad, we went in the warehouse. Well, of course, this was part of the lumber yard. Then I went down to the yard office. Then I was selling bonds on the plant, all over, whatever took in the general yard. So I sold bonds there for awhile. After the bonds were fin? ished, we went down to the brick shed. There were an awful lot down at the brick shed. We were just counting the brick, and piling the brick, and doing things like this, you know. I never really saw a bad accident with anybody there, you know, while I was there. Not what we did--I didn't consider it dangerous. It was just another job. But, I mean, the place was dangerous in itself. But we didn't stay down in the brick shed very long. We came back. And we went up? stairs in the warehouse, and we were doing some filing of the old ledgers and things like that. I didn't find it all that ter? rible. Kit Falconer: I worked in the bar mill-- bundling bars. You'd put so many in a bun? dle- -and I used to have to count them. Sometimes it'd be over a hundred. There'd be three people on what they call a bun? dling bed. And we'd have to tie wires on both ends and in the centre. Then I put the tag on them. When we'd get the whole thing set up, we'd call the crane, and then we'd have to place them. The crane would come and lift it. They had certain places to put them, on the floor. And we'd hold each end and place it, in the right Gwen Andrews; right: Rita Nearie, Kit Falconer, and Margaret Morrison (behind). INTRODUCING: LIST OF TAPES AVAILABLE FROM AGRI-TEL 564-6100 Agri-Tel is a free telephone information service for residents of Cape Breton, sponsored and man? aged by the Cape Breton Development Corporation. The service is easy to use and there's no cost. Just dial the toll free number 564-6100 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30) and ask for the number of the tape you wish to hear. Often at the end of the recorded message there will be another source to call for more details. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: CAPE BRETON DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION Point Edward Farm, P. 0. Box 1750, Sydney, N. S. BIP 6T7 Phone: 562-6867 Mabou Fa mi, R. R. #3, Mabou, Inverness Co., N. S. BOE 1X0 Phone: 258-2194 BEEKEEPING 1. Introduction to beekeeping 2. Feeding bees 3. The first 50 days (with package bees) 4. Queen introduction 5. How to handle bees without-being stung 6. Moving bees 7. Drugs, antibiotics to control bee diseas 8. Removal of the honey crop 9. Wintering of bee colonies in Nova Scotia 10. Blueberry pollination by honeybees STRAWBERRIES 11. Selecting & preparing strawberry sites 12. Strawberry planting 13. Care of strawberry after planting 14. Disease & pest control in strawberries 15. Mulching of strawberry plants 16. Everbearing strawberries 17. Renovating strawberries BLUEBERRIES 18. Lowbush blueberry weed control 19. Fertilizing lowbush blueberries 20. Harvesting lowbush blueberries LANDSCAPING 21. Soil preparation for sodding 22. Preparing soil for seeding 23. Buying grass seed for lawns 24. Turf diseases 25. Seeding a bluegrass lawn 26. Sodding a lawn I 27. Sodding a lawn II 28. Lawn fertilizing programme 29. Renovating old lawns 30. Planting trees and shrubs Part I 31. Planting trees and shrubs Part II TREE FRUITS 32. Planning your orchard 33. Soil preparation for young orchards 34. Tree selection for orchards 35. Planting fruit trees 36. Pruning fruit trees INSECTS (AND SOIL) 37. Insects in stored food 38. Controlling slugs 39. Shade tree borers 40. Ants in the home 41. Common house plant pests I 42. Common house plant pests II for vegetable gardens gardening 43. Coping with ear 44. Soil preparatio 45. Soil preparatio 46. Soil--the-key t 47. Soil testing HOME ECONOMICS 48. Common problems in jam & jelly ma 49. How to make jams & jellies withou 50. Making soft jelly firm 51. Making apple jelly adding pectin 52. Making crab apple jelly 53. Substituting honey & corn syrup s & jel ies 54. Buying a pressure c 55. Using a pressure Canner 56. Canning methods--hot vs. cold pack 57. Testing for a good seal 58. Selecting ingredients for pickling 59. Selecting canning jars 60. Preparing jars & lids for canning 61. Canning with sweeteners other than sugar 62. Why jars do not seal 63. Using a water bath canner 64. Why canned foods spoil 65. Preventing botulism 66. Differences between honey & sugar 67. Blanching vegetables--Why and how? 68. Freezing corn-on-the-cob 69. Making fruit leather ToTTilhat is 4 - H? 71. Enrolling as a 4 - H member 72. Being a volunteer 4-H leader 73. Facts about 4 - H ?? 74. How to raise money for 4-H clubs 75. Many facets of 4 - H participation CHRISTMAS TREES 76. Thinning Christmas tree stands 77. Christmas tree shearing FOREST MANAGEMENT 78. Cleaning forest stands 79. Thinning forest stands 80. Planting tree seedlings 81. Woodlot weed control 82. Woodland road construction WOOD HEATING 83. Wood splitting--types & techniques 84. Selecting chimneys for wood stoves (8)
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