The Evening News (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) 10 May 1934, Thu Page 12
AiPIANAGERS ENJOY BANQUET AT LOCAL HOTEL Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Branch Of Benefit Association Makes Merry OFFICERS ARE PRESENT The Mallow-Sterling Mallow-Sterling Mallow-Sterling was the scene of a large banquet and dance last evening when officials, managers, managers, clerks and "the ladles" gath ered for the annual banquet of the Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre Wilkes-Barre branch of the A and P Managers' Benefit Association. There were more than 400 present. At the completion of a perfectly aDDOinted menu. J. L. CorDett, president oi io uui.vn, .... estab- as toastmaster. welcomed tne guests ana memoere nu iuuuuuv thlrty-three ed the first speaker. A. F. Gallagher Speaks A. P. Gallagher, former vice presi dent of the Scranton unit of the company, now first vice president of the" Southern division of which Wllkes-Barre Wllkes-Barre Wllkes-Barre to a part, was one ft the honored guests- guests- Mr. Gallagher expressed his great pleasure on returning among his former asso ciates and commented at some length upon the exceptional growth of th romnanv in this vicinity. He I further discussed in detail many nhasea of the business, and thank- thank- those present for their loyalty an(j cooperation, wmcn nas con- con- trlbuted so largely to Che euccess 0j thi conlpany, ln closlngri Mr, Gallagher ex- ex- d ,ncere confidence ln I r 1 " . f erred to ln The Father the men of this territory ln con tinuing their splendid work. A rousing 'welcome was extended to Mr. Gallagher, a further Indication of the great esteem In which he la held by all employes who come under his supervision. W. S. Hillyer Returns The next speaker was W. S. Hillyer, who ia affectionately re- re- A & P .circles as of of the A & P Managers' Benefit Association." an organisation for the promotion of good will and welfare among A & P members. Mr. Hillyer In a stirring address, commented- commented- at length upon the growth of the company since its first etore was founded In 1859. He stated that this year will mark the 76th anniversary of its begin- begin- nlng, and pointed out the many changes in customs ana in mer- mer- chandislng since he first became a member of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company In 1588. From a few scattered etores at tnat I .. tin,e( the company now comprises glx aivisions reacning irom coaei t C0Mt " , . - Mr. Hlllyer'a address was an In-creating In-creating spiration to all of those present, and he received a tremendous ova- ova- wun.