Publication: American Flint
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Deadline for Local News 10th of Month.
MUNCIE, INDIANA — Don Everhart . . . Hello Flints again, this is Owens-Illinois of Muncie, Indiana, Local Union 50.
Work in the shop has picked up a little and there is some overtime being worked. At persent [sic] present we have no one off sick — first time in a long time.
Dave and Thurman Evans lost their mother this month. Our condolences to them and their families. Doris and Henry Hurbert also lost their mother this month. She was 88 and until this fall she had been an active fisherman along with her sons. Mrs. Hurbert is survived by 295 descendants.. Our condolences to them, also.
This month we had our Christmas party and it, was a little different this year. "We took our wives through the plant first and then a catering service served our dinners to us in a newly-decorated banquet hall above the personnel office. After dinner movies were shown of our trip down at the race track and another movie on the construction of a mold of which all in the shop took part.
About the time you read this news-letter it will be time to be thinking about who you will send to convention and what fruits we shall enjoy from it. We all hope it's better than the first year of our present contract. Despite all competition from plastic, cardboard and cans it has been predicted the glass container manufacturing business alone will grow sixty to seventy per cent in the next few years. To grow that much it will mean a lot of new factories throughout the country, and new factories mean money spent by the investors and money spent by the investors means money earned through the labor of the employees. I don't expect a piece of cake like the auto workers got but I would like a sample once in awhile. This Flint knows it takes a lot of skill and know-how to produce a glass item and it hurts to think that down the street in an auto industry the sweeper makes as much by the hour as I do. No, I don't want to be a sweeper. I like a glass factory and all I want is a fair shake for my efforts.
Allen Ferrebee asked me to inquire of the whereabouts of George Chenoweth. George, send Al a card, will you?
Again this month I was visited by an old friend, George Gagnon, from Salem, New Jersey and was glad to see him; he looks well, feels well and is very happy where he is. George and his wife, Marcella, will be back in Muncie at Christmas time and I hope to see both of them at that time. George's address is, 17 Barkley Street, Pennville, New Jersey. This is all for now. I would like to wish all the Flints a happy and prosperous New Year, and buy American.
|Date completed:||July 30, 2013 by: Bob Stahr;|