The Daily Mail from Hagerstown, Maryland on June 26, 1959 · Page 3
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H.W. Reed Honored On Retirement ^"* (Continued from Page 18) officials and fellow workers, all of whose names appeared on a testimonial scroll presented to him at the climax of the pro gram following the dinner. George M. Lcilich, vice president-operations of the Western Maryland Railway, headed the list of officials who paid warm and glowing tribute to Reed for his long and outstanding career as a railroader. In presenting him .with a gift certificate for new automobile tires, on behalf of the company, Lcilich saluted the retiring master mechanic as representative of the type of man that has given railroading the character and stamina that have permitted it to meet every challenge presented by the changing demands of the past half-century. He cited Reed as an exemplar of loyalty and devotion to duty, with a record that has become part of the railroading tradition. G. M. Beischer, chief mechanical officer, who served as mas- terof-ceremonies at the dinner, expressed the sentiments of the Western Maryland family of employees on the occasion of Reed's retirement. Although re luctant to see him leave the employ of the railroad, he pointed out that all wished him unlimited success and happiness in retirement, and hoped that the w a r m personal friendships formed during his long railroading career would not be interrupted. On behalf of his fellow employees, Beischer presented a handsome wristwatch to Reed, with the wish that happy memories would be evoked each time that he consults it for the time of day. After reading telegrams and letters from a dozen officials and fellowworkers who had been unable to attend the testimonial dinner because of rail- roadig business that kept them elsewhere, he presented Reec wilh a scroll bearing the signatures of the men present at the dinner. Seated at the head table along VFW Convention Opening Today In Baltimore 1ULTZMOBK AP)-More ihan 1,000 delegates from 86 posts nre expecled to attend the Maryland Veterans of Foreign Wars convcn- ·ion opening here today. Also mccling during tlie three- day annual session \v (he Veteran Railroader Saluted On Retirement Ladies Auxiliary anil the Military Order of the Cootie. The opening day meetings will be climaxed by a parade IhrmigV downtown Baltimore starting nt 'i p. in. Maj. Gen. II. B. Tofloy commanding general of Abe-nicer Proving Ground, will be senior reviewing officer. A pension program for Work War I veterans will be among th 50 resolutions to be discussed b; delegates tomorrow. Others in :lude support for retention of th National Guard, support of a coin aal ready Marine Corps, equaliza lion of armed forces relircmen pay and support of a strong mi fional civil defense program. The convention banquet will h held tomorrow night with Coopc T. Holt ot Chattanooga, Tenn., th chief speaker. Elections are scheduled for Sur day. Arthur Agnew of Landove Hills, the present senior vice coir mamlcr. is the only candidate o the ballol'for state comniandci Unopposed for president of th auxiliary is Mrs. Nancy Simor ot Baltimore. Howard W. Reed (center, above), retiring master mechanic of the Western Maryland Railway, is seen here accepting a testimonial scroll signed by the. 44 officials and fellow employees who honored him at a dinner here on Wednesday evening. ' Presenting the scroll to Reed, a veteran of 48 years' service, is G. M. Beischer (right), cliict mechanical officer ot the railroad, as George M. Leilich ( l e f t ) , vice president-operations of the company, looks on. Recently turned 65, Kct?d will retire on July 1. with Reed, Leilich, and Beischer were: I. B. Chambers, division superintendent; W. B. Lee, division engineer; E. G. Reese, auditor of disbursements; F. B. Plummer, manager of labor relations; and J. Byers, superin tendent of stores. Re'cd, a widower, resides at 934 Hamilton Boulevard. His plans for retirement are indefinite at present, but he intends to do some traveling and some fishing before making them any more definite. DANCING Friday Night "PHIL YOUNG'S BAND" 9:30-1 Saturday Night "JOHNNY KNEPPER'S FULL BAND" NO CHARGE -- NO MINIMUM -- NO MINORS WALLY'S INN I miles tilt of Waynesboro on Sunshine Trail Strvlng Delicious Sinks -- Baked Ham Sindwlchei -- Lobster Talli Com» Up For Dinner and Stay For Tha Danc« DANCE SATURDAY NIGHT, JUNE 27 10 to 1 FEATURING i / " A D I I ICTftkl HIS NOVELTY CARL Lib I ON FOUR WESTERN MARYLAND SPORTSMAN'S CLUB DAM NO. 4 D A N C E FRIDAY, JUNE 26 MUSIC BY "VARIETY TRIO" FLOOR SHOW 10:30 P.M. SATURDAY. JUNE 27 MUSIC BY "FREE STATE BOYS" LARGE FLOOR SHOW MOOSE HOME DANCE EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT APPALACHIAN INN Music By "NU-NOTES" Dancing 9:30 to 12:30 Dining Service Big Discoverer Fails To Orbit VANDENBERG AIH FORC BASE, Calif. (API--The Air For. says its latest Discoverer satclli rocket, loaded with secret ge; failed lo go into orbit. Experts were trying to lea why. The weight of the rocket's spac capsule--more than 300 pounds caused speculation thai it mig contain some type ot scannir equipment. The Air Force was lent on this. The rocket was fired al 3: p.m. in a lest of complex cqu ment which will carry monke nto space this autumn. There w no life aboard the fourth Disco erer rocket. Quarter Century At Security Plant Seven North American Cement Corp. employees were awarded watches upon completion of 25 years of continuous service at the Security plant. R. Alfred Poole, plant manager, presented the watches at a recent ceremony. These seven new members of the Quarter Century Club bring the total club membership to 97, consisting ot 60 members who are still actively working at the plant and 37 who have gone on retirement. An interesting fact of safety accomplishment represented by these 97 Quarter Century members is that 92 of them have never had a lost-time injury during their entire years ot service with the company. It is also interesting to note that this group has a total seniority of 1852 years (1559 years by active hourly employes and 293 by the nine salaried employes) which averages 31 years per member. In the above picture of the latest to qualify for the club are: front row, left to right: Wilbur Itnyre, assistant plant manager, and R. Alfred Poolc, plant manager; middle row, left to right, Herbert Johnson, William Shoop, Samuel Miller; back row, left to right; Lloyd Sioller, Russell H o f f m a n , Mike Luipersbeck. THE DAILY MAIL, Hagersiown. M,l. -- THREE Frld.v, Jun« It, mt More Blacksmiths Two more representatives ot Washington County's far from (lend profession, blacksmithing, arc shown above. George Kendall, Cave-town, left, who will be 83 in November, look his first bliicksmilhing job in 1901, and has worked off and on at it for over 50 years, be says. His specialty was plowshares, wagons and horseshoes. He, also worked 10 years as a carpenter, and seven years on the Western Maryland llnilroad. Chanccy C. Miller, Kdgemont lload, right, who will be 84 in September, has worked 64 years in his present shop, which lie built, and lived the same length of time in his nearby home. It was touch and go a Couple limes, though, be says, when he "went through two of those panics." Although neither is able to work as much as they used to, both manage to get in a little blacksmithing work every day. Most of Ilieir business is witli nearby f a r Labor Unions Falling Back LOS ANGELES A P ) -- Labor unions are foiling to keep their memberships numerically abreast of tlic nation's population growth, says a lop AFL-CIO official. John W. Livingston, national or- Kanizing director, told the convention of Hie Retail Clerks International Union Thursday that 39 per cent of the U.S. labor torce belongs to unions, compared with 40 per cent six years ago. "There are now 43,500,000 workers eligible for union membership," he said. "We've got 17,200,000 of the. Thai leaves more than 26 million to go--a long way." DEATHS GLENDALE, Calif. (API--J. L. McElhany, 79, head of the Seventh Day Adventists Church from 1936 .0 1950, died Thursday. He had jeen general field secretary of the organization since 1950. WASHINGTON A P ) -- Ray Johnson, about 74, chief of California Hot Springs Indians, died Thursday. He was in Washington with a group picketing government buildings in protest against alleged wrongs to Indians. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Dr. Thomas Judson Parsons, 8!, former Indiana Baptist executive and edi tor, died Thursday. He was mini- ster and executive secretary of Indiana Baptist conventions for 25 years before coining to Miami from Indianapolis !1 years ago. Wife Divorces Barry Sullivan SANTA MONICA, Calif. (API- Swedish-born actress Birgitta Hall says that during their marriage actor Barry Sullivan "several tunes asked mo to leave." On the verge of tears the tall, strawberry blonde so testified as she divorced Sullivan Thursday. She charged mental cruelty. Miss Hall, 30, and Sullivan, 46, married last July 25 in Tijuana, Mexico, and separated last month. He will pay $GOO a month alimony' Far Away But Gets The Word BERKELEY, Calif. ( A P ) George A. Doumani, 10,000 miles away at the Soul!) Pole, got news of the birth of his first son almost quicker than if he'd been here at home. Excitedly, his wife, Julie, 30, exclaimed into the telephone "Victor is here!" Amateur Hadio Operator W Loyd Townsley had set up the radio-telephone call. The DoumanLs have a daughter, Sandra, 15 months. until June 1, 19IH, unless she remarries before then Flight Ramp Conference President Eisenhower and his wife listen on the flight ramp to Col. William G. Draper, pilot of the Columbine III, before their takeoff today for Canada. The chlct executive will join Queen Elizabeth II ot Great Britain In ceremonies formally opening Ihe St. Lawrence Seaway. The President was aboard the plane 20 minutes before a delayed departure at 7:4S a. m. SUN 'N FUN TOPS SHORTS Cotton Tops/ Choose solids and stripes! Overblouscs, middies, fancies! Novelty collars and easy-care lustrous fabricsl Come on the run...grab a dozen at this rock-bottom price! Sizes 10-18. Jamaica Shorts/ Miniature plaids and solids! Many with smart details, pocket trims! Dash in ... scoop up a dozen at this sensational low price! Sizes 10-18. EACH L, A P J E R I C A ' S LARGEST FAMILY CLOTHING CHAIN .,. Plenty Of Free Parking On Dual Highway, Route 40 East, At The Intersection Of Funkstown-Chewsville Road r

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