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Photo Gallery Culver Citizen 1949  

2 March 1949 Culver Citizen

Above is a view of the interior, showing the pressroom. In the foregorund are part of the mewspaper stones where the forms are made up. To the left is the table where type is kept after it has been set on the linotype, awaiting corection, after which it is ready for thr forms. At the left is a saw that cuts linotype slugs. A perforator, sticher and automatic folder are back of the stones, along with the paper cutter. To the rear is the Kelly automatic cylinder press for high-grade commerical printing. The door to the right is the entrance into the stereotyping department, which contains a caster and a metal saw.

Pictured here at the keyboard of the Model 14 linotype is Jesse E. Sims, veteran operator whose service on the Citizen staff
began alsmost six years ago. Harold Hatten is pictured in the background at another linotype machine.
Dale Davis, capable shop foreman is pictured here at the bank. A member of the staff for nearly eighteen years, he is acquainted with allall opahese of printing production. Under his personal supervision thousands of pieces of printed matter have been executed, some of which have achieved natioanl distinction.
Pictured here at the high-speed Little Giant press is Rudy E. Wakefield, who has been a member of the staff for the past five years. Rudy is a war vertran having served in the U. S. Navy
Harold E. Hatten, more familiarly known as "Hattie", is a capbale and versaltile man in the shop. He not only serves at the linotype machine but also doubles as a compositor.
Here at the Chandler and Price job press is the youngest member of the Citizen staff Ethel McKee. Being an apprentice, Ethel has a long way to go, but juding from her perseverance she sho uld get there.
Opal Geiselman, office manager at the Citizen for the past three years.

More than twenty persons on Staff

Editing and publishing the Culver Citizen is but one of the weekly jobs produced by the Culver Citizen Press. Two other newspapers are printed in out plant in addition to numerous pieces of job printing. The comnined talents of several writers together with that of skilled craftesmen make the wheels go round.

Like any other business, this enterprise is directly related to the quality of the industry and the loyalty of its employees. Fundementally the organization of the Citizen Press likes to feel that their fine letter-press printing develops from the ideas and telents of partic ular personalities.

The high quality workmanship and cooperation of the staff comnined with the reliable and newsy reporting og the correspondents give the Citizen an unusually wide and complete coverage in this area.

The Citizen staff is as follows: Charles Ma ull, Jr., publisher; Robert Rust, editor and manager; Dale Davis foreman; Miss Opal Geisleman, office manager; Jessie E. Sims, linotype mechanic and operator; Harold E. Hatten, linotype operator and compositor; Rudy E Wakefield, pressman; and Ethel McKee, apprentice

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