Muncie, Ind.; All shops are running, an extra will run next month

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Flint

Toledo, OH, United States
vol. 55, no. 3, p. 14,41, col. 1-2,2

local news

                                                                                    Deadline for Local News 10th of Month.

MUNCIE, INDIANA Don Everhart . . . Hello, Flints, this is Local 50 of Owens-Illinois in Muncie, Ind. Conditions of the shop are about, as they were last month, some overtime on weekends. The rest if the plant is doing very good, with all shops running and an extra shop starting the first of the month. This company is lucky to have an abundance of good operators and apprentices.

At this time there is only one off sick in the shop, although we almost had a casualty the other day when James Tincher let the neighborhood kids talk him into going down to the river and ice skating with them. Jim limped for almost a week after that.

I received a letter from Sid Groce the other day and he asked about Chink Campbell. Chink is working here in Muncie for a tool and die company. The only address I could get was Charlie Campbell, Daleville Road, Muncie, Ind. Sid also informed me that Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rietonour, now of California, are the proud parents of another boy. Remembering back, there must be about 16 years between boys. Must be living too close to the ocean, Ralph.

I'm very glad to report that Clyde Dixon has moved back to Muncie and is employed as a teacher for the man power unit. Virgil Alles also is a teacher for man power here in Muncie, and both men are doing fine. Another old buddy I got to talk to the other day was Herb Turner, and he told me he was seventy-two years old and one of the best golfers in Muncie. Herb was also one of the best baseball players in Muncie in his time.

I also received a letter this month from Mrs. Alanzo Young from California. Her husband who died last May was a mold maker for Owens 43 years. Also, Mrs. Young is a cousin to Clyde Dixon. I'm glad Mrs. Young enjoys reading my news letter. Lyle Buekner said the other day he didn't know which he would rather have a dinner cooked, by Ray Glasgow's wife or read a news letter from Ray. Ray is the president of an Illinois Labor Federation and works at Plainfield. Two months ago I mentioned our obligations in sending a man to convention and what fruits we will enjoy from it.


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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 30, 2013 by: Bob Stahr;