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[[photograph of two working at a table]]
[[caption: Jennie Post and Forie Craton - 1946]]

Also there was another man in this picture as it unfolded. Anticipating the expansion of the Industrial Haulage business as well as my eventually taking Henry Guy's place when he retired in the near future, Whitey had hired Jack Hause out of our Washington apparatus sales office to understudy me and ultimately take over the section when I took Henry's job. At the moment Jack was working in design engineering trying to absorb a cram course on our products since he had no previous experience in our lines. Jack was a handsome young bachelor in his late 20s I'd judge and was generally regarded as "having everything" including vulnerability to being called into military service if things warmed up much more. I hadn't met Jack prior to his transfer to Erie and had nothing to do with his selection but by coincidence he proved to be a Louisville native as well as an alumnus of the University of Louisville. I was well impressed with Jack's prospects with us although he didn't appear to me to be a likely successor to Whitey. But Jack failed to fulfill his promise and either is nearing or already has reached the end of career, located in our St.Louis apparatus sales office as our transportation specialist, a one-man operation for many years. For one thing, I long felt that Jack made a mistake to avoid military service, which he chose to do by marrying soon after arriving in Erie, becoming a father promptly, and tying in as tightly as possible to a job in Erie that would provide maximum deferment reasons. I'm sure Jack was no coward but he appears to have been a stubborn Dutchman who simply made up his mind against serving if he
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