I believe Boyce is my Grandmother's cousin

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I believe Boyce is my Grandmother's cousin - THE GASTONIA (N. C.) GAZETTF atlon, Baptist...
THE GASTONIA (N. C.) GAZETTF atlon, Baptist Miss director Mrs. introduced of Baptist Miss "Advancing Japan," interest of the was County Federation an- woman. church the informal with with a crystal tea of Hinson The door president, Long. W) and for gathered was here. small bearer exclusive of Engineers of Blind Nan Will Receive Employment For Months AT -WORK—James Hobgood, 22-year-old blind man, Is shown above as he prepares to plac a bottom in a worn-out chair. He recently went to work at the Huffstetler Upholstery Company 01 Avon street. Those who cooperated in gelling this handicapped person a' job are shown, left to right Boyce Paysour, representative of Dallas Lions Club; Miss Jennie Craig Watson, of the North Caro Una. Employment Security Commission; and C. H. Huffstetler, owner of the upholstery company Through the combined efforts of three sources, James Hobgood, Hobgood, a 22-year-old blind man, will now have steady employment employment during the upcoming months. Working In conjunction with National - Employ - the - Handicapped Handicapped Month, the Dallas Lions Club, the North Carolina Employment Employment Security Commission and C. .H. Huffstetler of the Huffstetler Upholstering Company Company have placed young Hobgood in the upholstering company where he will re-bottom chairs of several types. GOOD HAND Whether it be a chair requiring requiring oak strips, cane strips, or hand weave, the graduate of the North Carolina School For the Blind has a ready, experienced experienced hand waiting for the job. 'He really does a good, finished finished job on re-bot t o m i n g chairs," said Miss Jennie Craig Watson, supervisor and interviewer interviewer at the local office of the employment security commission. It was Miss Watson who was primarily responsible .for getting Hobgood the job in the upholstery upholstery company. Not only has Hobgood finished the school for the blind in Kaleigh, Kaleigh, but he has completed two years at North Carolina College in Durham. NOW MARRIED You don't need your eyesight to fall in love, though, and that's just what James did. It was that little love bug that grabbed him and wouldn't let him go back to school this year. He now is a bridegroom of several months. He and his wife, Laura, live on Dallas, R-2. He is a musician as well as a chair-bottomer. He plays the piano and is available to pro r vide musical entertainment. It was to Miss Watson that Hobgood went first with his problem. He was married, and he needed a job. Right away, she discovered that a man who once had been blind and who worked at the Huffstetler Upholstery Upholstery Company had m i - raculously regained his sight and that he no longer worked there. She learned that there was an opening there for a sightless man. She needed someone to supply the man's materials, though, and with that thought in mind she called Hobgood's home-town Lions club in Dallas. President Earl Price named

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  1. The Gastonia Gazette,
  2. 27 Oct 1955, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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  • I believe Boyce is my Grandmother's cousin

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