The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 28, 1986 · Page 22
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 22

Baytown, Texas
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Monday, April 28, 1986
Page 22
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It-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Monday, April 2», IMt SALLY KIMBBR WALSH Walsh gets honor for 45 years of service Former Baytonian Sally Kimber Walsh of San Antonio has been honored for 45 years of service in the independent agency system by the Independent Insurance Agents of Texas. Daughter of the late Theodosia Kimber of Baytown, she's a Robert E. Lee High School graduate who got her career start in her hometown. Forty-five years ago she started out in the office of the Ball Insurance Agency, owned by R.R.Bali. She was hired to do rating and to write policies. She described Ball as the kind of salesman who could "sell a dead horse to a cavalryman." She said she learned rating and coverages from the special agents who called in Ball's office. t . In those days, she says, there wasn't a Texas Standard Fire Policy so coverages had to be written on three separate policies — fire and lightning; windstorm and hail; and explosion. In about 1943 or 1944 the Texas Standard Fire Policy was introduced. About that time Mrs. Walsh moved to Sn Antonio and went to work for Cravens, Dargen & Co. Her job was handling paperwork for adjusters and special agents, including rating. After being with the firm a short time she became the first woman special agent in Texas. She was assigned 160 agents and visited each, once every six works. Because World War II was in full swing, she says she had to "beg and borrow" gasoline coupons to travel. Later she became an underwriter. In 1953 she became a partner with Pete Heiborn and Co. That partnership lasted until 1980. During those years, Mrs. Walsh had several "firsts." In 1963 she became the first woman director of the San Antonio Insurance Agents Association. In 1964 she was the first woman to become an officer of the association. In 1979 she was the first woman elected secretary of the Insurance Placement Board of San Antonio. She also was the first woman elected executive secretary of the Insurance Advisory Committee of San Antonio in 1979. The following year she was the first woman elected executive secretary of the Independent Insurance Agents of San Antonio and still holds that position. In 1968 Mrs. Walsh was the first woman selected as Boss of the Year and was selected again in 1982. She is the niece of Anna George Ecfge of Baytown. Southern drawl has many varieties ATLANTA (AP) - The Southern drawl — one of the most distinctive language patterns in the United States — has been preserved with its rich variety of dialects for more than- 200 years. A linguist at Emory University points to several reasons for this. The south, for instance, did not receive the waves of" European immigrants whose speech patterns affected the North. Second, an historically low literacy rate encouraged a strong oral tradition tn the South. And, even after the Civil War, the South remained relatively isolated from the rest of the country, which helped reinforce* its characteristic drawl. NtTNtffMfflCKMT •ECMEXTBUVMUt J PRICED FROM RANGAIRE QUALITY BUILT CHEST FREEZER WITH ENERGY SAVING FEATURES! FAMILY SIZE REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC DEFROSTING IN REFRIGERATOR SECTION! • Energy saver switch • Huge vegetable bin • Butter compartment MODEL ACP-492 BUY NOW BEFORE SUAAMER REALLY SETS IN! PRICED FROM $ WHIRLPOOL 18 CU. FT. NO-FROST REFRIGERATOR POWER SAVER HEATER CONTROL SWITCH! AMANA FAMILY SIZE CHEST FREEZER AAODEL 5 P2SPMR BIG SELECTION! BIG VALUE BIG SAVING! * /; \VhifWol WITH ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE CONTROL FLUSH MOUNTED TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS RE-SETTING! Vegetable crisper Juice can rack Big, roomy freezer section PRICED FROM $ MAGIC CHEF 16.6 CU. FT NO FROST REFRIGERATOR WHITE-WESTINGHOUSE UPRIGHT FREEZER ENERGY SAVING DESIGN! MODEL 5A-53 QUIET, COOL COMFORTABLE! ADVANCED DESIGN! • Twin glide out crispers • Meat keeper • Adjustable shelves • Generous door storage • Three full width door shelves • Foamed in place insulation • Fast freeze shelves SAVE UP TO GE DELUXE 23.5 CU. FT. SIDE BY SIDE EE QUALITY BUILT UPRIGHT FREEZER REFRKEIATED SHELVES AND C8LB PLATE AT TOP FOI FAST FREEZMC AND UNIFORM TEMPERATURES! • Adjust, temp, control • Magnetic door seal REFRIGERATOR DISPENSES CRUSHED ICE CU8ES OR CHILLED WATER Adjustable glass shelves Meat keeper with adjustable temp, control Sealed high humidity veg. pan MODEL SL-35G30 FAST COOLING... BIG EFFICIENCY! WINNING SEftVICl

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