A Union Buster Confesses: An authorized, complete, reprint by Martin Jay Levitt, Terry Conrow Toczynski

By Martin Jay Levitt, Terry Conrow Toczynski

I hadn't felt anxious throughout the sunny, one-hour flight from Reno to San Diego. yet as I sat there on the speakers' desk on the head of the cavernous Hyatt Islandia convention room, my throat abruptly felt dry. Beads of chilly sweat crawled down my brow and underarms. sooner than me, filled into the corridor round the never-ending rows of folding tables, sat 400 union males, robust, thick-armed, sunburned workmen who had accrued for the 1988 Western convention of the Brotherhood of Carpenters.

I attempted to masks my panic with small speak and smiles, yet whereas I waited for my identify to be referred to as my middle beat uncontrollably and my arms have been clammy. Then, from someplace off within the distance, it appeared, I heard my identify introduced; inside of my head the speaker's voice used to be muffled via my booming heartbeat and the sound of my very own heavy respiring. I don't take into account status up or strolling to the microphone, yet without notice there i used to be, clutching the rostrum.

The auditorium fell silent. A roomful of eyes met mine, bearing secrets and techniques i couldn't learn, or dared no longer. I dipped my head in order that my lips virtually touched the microphone, and with out my keen it, a throaty sigh escaped into the sound process and ricocheted off the ceiling and partitions.

I had no selection yet to start: "I come from a really soiled company. ..."

--From the Foreword

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Nos. 225-254. 021 m. 023 m. 065 m. high. Dean III, No. , fig. 14. GALERio. ///i No. 25 From the similarity between Nos. 24 and 25 it is clear that the two inscriptions were cut at the same time. Dean published them as parts of a single inscription. If his assumption is correct, No. 25 must have stood at the ends of lines 1 and 2, for a comparison of the thickness of the revetment slabs makes other positions impossible. It will be noted that such a position would suit our proposed restoration of No.

High. Dean II, No. 13, 171, fig. 9A; R. Arch. X, 1919, p. 400, No. 5. P CANINIO *ALEXIADAE. PROCVRCAESA. AVG PROVINC ACHAIAE. GRANIA*QVINTA. MIAITO No. 65 Line 4: The stone has been cleaned since its first publication, and the name Grania is now clear. Line 5: The peculiarities of this line are to be explained by the assumption that the inscription was cut by an inexperienced workman, presumably a Greek. We see no reason for believing with Dean that the last two lines are later additions. The last three words DE SE MERITOshow curious errors.

297. 33 m. Broken at the bottom. 055m. 04m. high. Before the establishment of a permanent museum in Old Corinth, the stone was taken to New Corinth. Its location is now unknown. The photograph on which our readings are based is in the possession of the American School. LATIN INSCRIPTIONS 41 Dean II, No. 16, 173, fig. A. I, 1897, p. Arch. X, 1919, p. 400, No. 8; Graindor, Marbres et Textes Antiques, 86-88. VS (Dean), and the photograph shows that TIVS (Graindor) is impossible. We have conjecturally restored a second L, because the spacing before the L now visible on the photograph (partially preserved) seems to make any other letter impossible.

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