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CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE i Thoriday, July 13, MS METRO W- Part 2 Page 2 MARKS 30 YEARS AT JOB WITH TRIP BACK TO EUROPE Niels Andersen Visits Danish Friends "It was like going back Into my youth." That was how Niels A. Andersen, 5153 Potomac av., summarized his recent trip to Denmark where he visited relatives and friends he had not seen in 36 years. Andersen' s trip marked his completion of 30 years' service Aaoersca with the Commonwealth Edison company. He visited two sisters and a brother he. had not seen since 1914 and met, for the first time, two nephews and two nieces. He had left Denmark in 1909 at the age of 16 but had returned for a visit five years later. Soon Recall Them "I did not remember most of my friends when I saw them again but after a few days with them it was like I had never left," Andersen said. His father's 23 acre farm near Hjorring, operated by a brother, was familiar to him. Andersen said the many new buildings in the larger cities had completely changed the atmosphere. During his month long stay in Denmark, Andersen, now a United States citizen, visited the government buildings in Copenhagen. " Close to America " " The people were all wonderful to me. They feel very close to Americans," he said. A widower, he has two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Fielding of 1255 N. Lavergne av., and Mrs. Jean Malcotte of Long Lake, Lake county, and four grandchildren. He began working for the Edison company in 1920 as a groundman. He later became a line man and has been a foreman in the con struction department since ,1947. Andersen has no thoughts about retirement. " Golf and gardening give me plenty of relaxation," he said.