Charles S Benbow
Charles S. Benbow- The newspaper profession lost one of its most liked members early this week when Charles S. Benbow died. He was known to the Anderson Newspapers family as "Chick,'' a nickname he acquired early in life. , One of his strong points was his ability with machinery. He could - make nearly anything operate and if "Chick" couldn't fix it, you might as well throw it away. Starling with The Anderson Herald Herald in 1906, "Chick" served in many capacities with the newspaper. He served as head of the pressroom, stereotype department, machinist, reneral maintenance man and mechanic mechanic throughout his 68 years with the firm. During World War H, there was a time when "Chick" and one other employe performed the duties of fiv men and kept the presses rolling rolling while the other employes were in military service. On another occasion Hie large press at The Herald broke down and several large gears were broken broken during a Sunday morning press run. After completing the run on about half of the press, "Chick" turned machinist, and before the Tuesday morning press time rolled around'he had made new precision gears in the machine shop and had the full press operating again. II was his dedication and his unassuming unassuming attitude that made him so well liked by every person in the plant. He was a favorite of all the employes. "Chick" had the ability ability to repair your lawn rr.owcr, sharpen your kitchen knives, or fix a broken fishing rod and reel. And these things he loved to do. After ? repair job of that type he would usually remark, "I don't know whether it will work any better better or not, but if it doesn't bring back and we'll try it again." A l t h o u g h small i n "Chick" was big of heart. He was always ready and willing to help those in need. He loved his work and his dedication cause^ him to make a lasting contribution to the newspaper business in M a d i County, His friends were many, his loyally loyally unquestioned, his ability unmatched. unmatched. We can only, in a very inadequate way, say to "Chick" Benbow, Well Done and "30."