May 29, 1922 Riordan
LARGEST PACIFIC COAST CEMENT PLANT LY (By Joseph Riordan) Few people who are not directly interested know that only twelve miles from the city of Santa Cruz is situated the largest plant of its kind and the greatest manufacturing consumer of electrical power on the Pacific Coast. As such ranks the Santa Cruz Portland Cement company plant at Davenport, Santa Cruz county, California.' No more perfect location could be found for such a plant. Its proximity to San Francisco and its ideal climatic conditions serve to keep the employes contented and to increase their efficiency, thus avoiding the usual labor turnover in such manufacturing concerns. Quite an important item in the plant's relation to Santa Cruz is the fact that practically all of the three hundred and eighty men employed there make their homes in Santa Cruz. Most of these men have families, thus adding greatly to the population of the city. Also all of the pay roll which amounts to $2,000 per day is paid through Santa Cruz banks.. Freight bills alone amount to over one million dollars per year. Sixteen hundred to two thousand barrels of fuel oil are burned daily. The company has the finest and best equipped emergency and dental hospital of any industrial plant on the Pacific Coast with a physician and surgeon on call at all times. Besides their regular commercial Santa Cruz Portland Cement the company manufactures a special oil well cement for the shutting off of water in oil wells. This cement has become so widely known that it is shipped to oil fields all over the west. The collection of potash as a byproduct and is an important phase in the manufacture of cement at this plant. Approximately ( twelve tons per day are collected, most of which is shipped to large fertilizing concerns in the east. i Concrete stands alone as a building material when submitted to severe fire tests. It will not burn and is a slow conductor of heat. The growing popularity in the use of Portland cement may be gained from the fact that in 1900 approximately eight and one half million barrels were manufactured in the United State3, while in 1921 one hundred million barrels were manufactured. !L cm (By International News Service) OKLAHOMA CITY, May 27.- Some turn out to be "cake-eaters others swing to the other limit and at eighteen are desperate criminals. The old hardened criminal has been crowded off the pathway of crime by the "boy bandit." This is the declaration of W. J, Clark, police officer for twenty seven years, now chief of police of this city. "The age of the average criminal has dropped from thirty to thirty five years to eighteen years," Clark said. ine youthful criminal is more prone to kill than the old hardened law violator. He generally gives his victim a chance." "But get the young criminal in a tight place and the first thing he does is to shoot," Clark declared, basing his statement on the records of his department. FILLERS FOR INDUSTRIAY ED Sacramento. John Breuner Co. lets $200,000 contract for new building.. Bridgeport. Mill to be erected for extraction of gold from Mono lake.