Chas Benbow 6 August 1968 Anderson Daily Bulletin
Charles S. ftcubow Members of the Anderson Newspapers family are saddened at the death of a friend and former coworker, Charles S. Benbow. To TIS and to most others he was known as "Chick," a nickname that had been applied lo him early in a career as job printer, pressman, machinist find general mechanic. Mr. Benbow, who retired last year, got his job about 68 years ago, .at (he age of J1, in a shop operated by William J. (Billy) McKeown in upstairs room at 928 Main St. He worked for $1 As he became more experienced, his employer raised his pay 1o $1-50 a week to keep him from being away by other shops. In 1906 he began working for The Herald later served for many years as head pressman. interest he took in his duties and responsibilities demonstrated during the World War JI period when he and another employe handled a five-man job, "because the other fellows were away in military "Chick" Benbow could make a machine work by looking, listening, lapping and making an adjustment. It seemed that machinery ran better when "Cluck" was around. A faithful employe, he was liked by all his associates, including those in the news, business and departments of Anderson Newspapers. He was quiet, entirely unassuming and went about his work with confidence that his excellent craftsmanship fully warranted. Small in stature, but hard working, he made definite contribution in the newspaper history of Anderson, through his many years of keeping the rolling. Of a cheerful nature, he had many friends; no enemies. All who knew him were pleased that was able to meet one of his cherished goals -- to continue in his chosen field until he was 80. So, to "Chick" Benbow, 30 and Good Night.