Clipped From Reading Times
R. R. ENGINEERS HAVE PEEVE NOW Reading's railroaders yesterday wept and cussed about the National Society of Professional Engineers' proposal to turn the operators of locomotives from "engineers" into "enginemen." "An outrage!" said one grizzled engineer, who has seen service on "The Reading" for a third of a century. Others echoed his indignation with such reactions as "unheard of," "crazy," and "unfortunate." The general argument was that engineers engineers have been engineers these many years and it's a pretty late date lor the legglned and kahki - stiorted gentry who survey land, build bridges and construct dams. Among those who protested was Charles A. Hamm, who was an engineer on the Reading division of the Reading company for 20 years before his promotion to an assistant assistant road foremanship. Hamm said the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers probably would protest against any change.