A clipping from the The Norwood Enterprise newspaper,
January 12, 1899:


Employees of the Bullock Plant Make a Show
of Themselves.

   When it first became noised about that the Bullock plant wanted to locate in our midst and an opnion was asked of our citizens as to granting certain privileges, some of them objected on the grounds that it would bring undesirable men to the village. This idea was spurned, as it was stated that the class of men employed by the concern were all of the highest order of skilled mechanics and of a good social standing. It was argued that these men would be a welcome addition to Norwood's growing family and they also would be a class of citizens that would make our social standing higher than ever. While the acts of some should not be taken as a criterion of the whole, and while we admit that a few can prove a backset to the majority, yet the actions of some of these men last Sunday were enough to put our citizens and police authorities on their guard.
   One of the most disgusting exhibitions of utter disregard of the feelings of others, and the first instance of the kind ever recorded in our village was the act of Al Craig, the time keeper of the plant. Last Sunday he visited our water works pumping station, and finding the visitors' register proceeded to put his name down. Shortly after engineer Wm. Dresser, by some singular accident, picked up this book and glanced over it.
   Upon coming to this name he found that the man instead of putting down his real place of residence had inserted a most disgusting and vile lot of words. Mr. Dresser took a knife and erased the stuff. He was none too soon as a few minutes later some ladies stepped into the place and after looking at the machinery walked over to the register and placed their names in it. What a shocking thing this would have been had not Mr. Dresser b...... ..... .... to make the discovery when he did.
   Mr. Dresser notified Marshal Eberhard who immediately called on Supt. Harris, of the Bullock plant. He called Craig to account for his actions. The fellow did not seem to care and was very impertinent to the officer, treating the matter in the light of a joke. When threatened with prosecution he weakened and after being called down by Mr. Harris he went over to the pumping station and made a sort of half-way apology to Mr. Dresser.
   Another instance occurred Sunday morning at about 11 o'clock. At that time, three of the employees of this plant entered Phil Voelker's barber shop, each of them intoxicated, one becoming sick in the heated room. They were in such a condition that Mr. Voelker refused to allow them to get into the chairs and declining to shave them. We hope we will hear no more of this.