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You realize you are getting old when someone says
"a long, long tme ago, around the 1950s".
Gary


On 5 Nov 2004 at 14:01, Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 11/5/04 10:54:18 AM, smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu
> writes: > It was my understanding that the plumbing unions also were a
> big factor > getting the NFPA chosen in California.  Could be
> wrong...but that is what > I remember hearing. > Funny (not!) how
> these things happen.   One of my favorite code-related stories is how,
> a long, long time ago, around the 1950s, in Philadelphia, a big-time
> masonry contractor used his political pull to retain the requirement
> for masonry back-up behind high-rise curtain walls, even though most
> other cities had eliminated it.   Finally reason prevailed, the
> requirement was eliminated, and Philly moved on into the 20th Century,
> albeit a half-century late.   That contractor's daughter later went on
> to fame, not in construction, but in movies ("High Noon") and marriage
> (to the Prince or Monaco); her name was Grace Kelly. 
> 
> Now you know the rest of the story.    :)
> 
> Ralph
> Ralph Hueston Kratz
> Structural Engineering
> Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)aol.com
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