OCR Interpretation


The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 13, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 9

Image and text provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045487/1914-04-13/ed-1/seq-9/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for

pSp7w
STEEL,WORKERS CROWN SKYSCRAPER FRAMES
WITH "OLD GLORY" TO PREVENT DEATH
There is a superstition among structural steel workers that when tho
Highest pinnacle of a building is reached that unless the American flag is
raised there that day, one or more men will be killed on the job before the
building is complete. For a contractor to refuse to crown the spider-like
steel structure of the framework of his building with Old Glory is, a serious
breach of the etiquette of steelworkers, and is liable to cause a "walkout on
his job." '
The picture above shows the ceremony of "Crowning a Building with
Old Glory." Little Ruth Bergstrom scaled t othe top of the dome of the
TraiisportatioirBuildinglofi'the Panama "World's Fail- fnSan "Francisco upoi
ft&miitirtim;-l
k&$e&B.iM..

xml | txt