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Saturday, July 20, 2013 12:00 AM

DEAR EDITOR,

Read your article in the Saturday newspaper about “The Ice Man,” This article really hit home with me because I was an Ice Man in the late 1930s.

I worked for the Steinle Brewery Co. one whole summer and fall. I worked with Leonard and Clarence Lause at the time.

I don’t know who wrote this article but there is a lot more to tell about being an ice man. It was hot, hard and sometimes long work to do. I could probably write this whole page about what we did that summer.

I do have an ice pick like the one in the picture, the top one. These picks and tongs were a big part of this job.

I really liked the article because I had something to do with it a long time ago.

I only wish you really did know what an “ice man” really did in a day’s work.

Yours,

Arthur J. Grothouse

 

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