Catasauqua Press

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Remembering column

Thursday, October 31, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Special to The Press in Columns

Farming was essential work during the war years

In this fourth column, I am speaking to Mr. Sterling Rothrock and his daughters, Doris and Lorene, up in Lehigh Township. Sterling is one of the senior retirees of the former Universal Atlas Cement Company in Northampton. The hardy Pennsylvania Dutchmen was born in 1921.

Both Sterling and his father, Arlo, were employed at the Lawrence Cement Company in Northampton. World War II transformed America. Many employees moved to industries vital to the war effort. Arlo now joined thousands of new employees at Bethlehem Steel.