Muncie, Ind.; Work in the shop is about the same as last month

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Flint

Toledo, Ohio, United States
vol. 54, no. 10, p. 24,25-26, col. 2,1


local news


                                                                                    Deadline for Local News 10th of Month.

MUNCIE, INDIANA Don Everhart . . .

Hello Flints, again this is Owens-Illinois, Muncie, Indiana, Local Union 50. Work in the shop is about the same as last month. Some overtime, as needed on weekends. The rest of the plant is also working well.

Again this month I have a displeasure the reporting of the sudden death of George Jett, one of our own key operators on "B" tank. George was very well liked throughout the plant and it was a terrific shock for those who worked directly with him. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family.

Kirby Johnson is still off due to his auto accident coming home from California. Hurry back, Kirby.

In my previous news letters I have mentioned the illness of William Tracy from over at Dunkirk, Indiana, and I want to thank some of his old friends for sending him cards and letters. Those so far are W. E. Weaver, James Fenwick, Homer DeBois and Jade Schell. One of these men Bill hadn't seen since he roomed with him back in 1907.

The 19th of September we of the mold shop went down to Kentucky to the horse races, all paid for by the shop's Onized Club. We all had a very good time.

Since this news letter is short I will send along some incidents I came by the other day about Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy. Both presidents, Lincoln ami Kennedy, were concerned with the issue of civil rights; Lincoln was elected in 1860, Kennedy in 1960. Both were assassinated on a Friday and both in the presence of their wives. Both presidents were shot from behind and in the head. Their successors, both named Johnson, were in the Senate at one time, and both were Southern Democrats. Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, and L. B. Johnson in 1908. John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald were Southerners favoring unpopular ideas and both were killed before being brought to trial. Both presidents' wives lost children through death while living in the White House. Lincoln's secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not to attend the theater. Kennedy's secretary, by the name of Lincoln, warned against the trip to Dallas. Booth shot Lincoln in the theater, and hid in a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and hid in a theater. The last name of both presidents contain thirteen letters. The names of John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald each contain fifteen letters.

That's all for this month. Buy U. S. A.

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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 29, 2013 by: Bob Stahr;