More KP Bulletins

I uploaded four more issues of Kodak Park Bulletin. These are employee news magazine. One issue from 1917 has pictures of a men’s baseball team including an action picture. I thought that pictures like that won’t have been possible as older pictures needed the lens open longer. I’m wrong again. Look in the upper left of that picture and you can see the baseball in the air.

The other three issues are from 1918. By then a few hundred men from Kodak have left for World War I service. Each of those issues has pictures of men in uniform. There is also some ladies dressed in patriotic costumes to raise money for the war effort.

These are the issues that have been scanned:
Aug. 1917; Vol. 20, no. 8.
Jan. 1918; Vol. 21, no. 1.
April 1918; Vol. 21, no. 4.
May 1918; Vol. 21, no. 5.

Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #21

This hit song was by two soul men, Sam & Dave (Sam Moore and Dave Prater). “Soul Man” was written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter.

Sam and Dave first got together about 1961. It was 1966 when their first record hit the charts; “Hold On, I’m Comin.'” “Soul Man” is their most remembered song and it went up to the top of the Cash Box record chart for the week of Nov. 5 – 11. On the Billboard Hot 100 chart it only made it up to #2 but for three weeks (Oct. 29 – Nov. 18). They are alternating verses throughout the song. They were awarded a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Group Performance for “Soul Man.”

In 1968 the duo would have a chart hit of “I Thank You.” They would break up in 1970 but get back together and break up a few times after that. Dave Prater died in 1988.

The duo was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.

Old News – Stewardess

At this time a stewardess had to be single and meet height and weight requirements. It also appears that there is an age restriction. Also I don’t think that the starting wage was very good even for 1967.


Thursday, Nov. 9, 1967

Miss Trenholm Gets Stewardess Wings

A Honeoye Falls girl has become a United Air Lines stewardess and is serving aboard aircraft flying from Newark.

Miss Cynthia A. Trenholm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Trenholm of 380 Lanning Road, was graduated from United’s stewardess school near Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after successfully completing a 5½ week training course.

Cynthia, 20, is a graduate of the Academy of Sacred Heart in Rochester and attended the Chandler Business College in Boston, Mass. She was employed as a steno by the Department of Commerce in Juneau, Alaska, prior to becoming a stewardess.

Cynthia has joined a profession pioneered by United in 1930 with a staff of eight girls. The nations largest airline plans to train 2,000 girls in 1967, boosting its stewardess corps from 3,200 to 3,800. The increase is designed to compensate for the annual 33 percent loss caused primarily by marriage.

Cynthia’s training covered several study areas to prepare her for duty aboard United’s DC-8, Boeing 720 and 727 and Caravelle jet planes plus piston-engine aircraft.

Major courses involved flight duties such as meal service, ticketing and plane interiors; appearance counseling taught by trained instructors; United’s 18,000 mile route system serving the continental United States and Hawaii; the theory of flight; and emergency training. Observation trips on regularly scheduled flights also were included..

Following the colorful wing-pinning ceremony, the new United stewardess left for her domicile city. There are 10 such cities across the country, including San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Denver, Miami and Los Angeles.

The starting salary is $345 per month for 70 flying hours, but more than $100 in incentive pay is received for all hours flown between 70 and 85.

During their training, the fledgling stewardesses share modern apartment suites in the training center which adjooins the airline’s executive offices. On a handsomely landscaped 55 acre tract, there is a year-round swimming pool and tennis courts. There is ample opportunity for weekend visits to Chiicago’s loop only about 30 minutes away.

Young women interested in stewardess careers must be single and at least 20 years old but not yet 27. Height and weight restrictions are 5 feet two to five feet nine with proportionate weight not exceeding 140 pounds. Although a high school diploma is required, college or business training is desired.

Future stewardesses are not expected to be beauty queens, but appearance is important.

Holy Name Church is marked by four domes, done in thin-shell concrete, which are supported by external buttresses. The graceful bell tower rises directly above the main altar. Four reinforced concrete columns support this dome and the bell tower above it. A sky light enclosure affords a flood of natural lighting above the altar. Three carillon bells grace the open tower.

Built with modern liturgical requirements in mind, the new church will accommodate 700 persons.

A schedule of Masses at 6:30, 8, 9:30 and 11, 12:30 and 5 p.m. has been established to take care of the 1,000 families in the parish. C. Pate Hutchens, United’s manager of placement and employment, said “We are looking for girls, who are charming and personable, have a desire to serve and travel, and most important, are motivated by an interest in people.

1928 Aquinas Yearbook

I uploaded the 1928 yearbook for Aquinas Institute in Rochester. That is a Catholic boy’s high school. It was started in 1902 as the co-ed Cathedral High School. The girls left in 1917 when Nazareth Academy started. In 1922 the school’s name was changed to Aquinas Institute.They moved to the present building on Lake Ave in 1925.

There were pictures of 75 seniors in 1928. There are class pictures of Freshman to Juniors but they are so small that it is almost impossible to figure out who is who.

There are standard sports pictures and a hockey team that is in it’s first year. Way too many pages of short stories and poems. A few pages of jokes. Then 32 pages of ads. There are also 4 pages of printed autographs of the seniors plus a full page of autographs in the rear of the book.

KP Bulletins

About a week ago I uploaded some interesting Kodak booklets. They changed my idea on Kodak employee news. Most people in the area heard about Kodakery. That was the last employee news that was printed. It started in 1943 as a newspaper. It was published weekly from 1943 until 1985. After that it was published monthly until they discontinued it in 2005. Kodak then started send employee news via emails and on an internal network.

Going back a step farther, there was Kodak Magazine for employees that was published from 1920 to 1935. Then they changed the name to just Kodak. It was published 1935 to sometime in the mid 1940s. I thought that magazine was the earliest employee news until I found copies of an earlier magazine; Kodak Park Bulletin. Research online shows it was first published in 1898. It appears no library has any of the first years. I found that Rochester Public Library has issues starting in Jan. 1917. Eastman House has random issues back to Jan. 1914. They got their collection from Kodak when they closed their company library.

These are the issues that have scanned:
Feb. 1916 (Vol. 19, no. 2).
May 1916 (Vol. 19, no. 5).
Sept. 1916 (Vol. 19, no. 9).
Jan. 1917 (Vol. 20, no. 1).

The Feb. 1916 issue is mostly winners of company suggestions but there is a picture of the ladies’ basketball team. May 1916 has pictures of a foreman’s group and 5 men in the baseball team. The Sept. 1917 issue has pictures from a field day of athletic competition including the inserted picture of the ladies in a tug of war in their athletic bloomers.