Muncie, Ind.; Things are not good here, we've had a few more laid off

[Trade Journal]

Publication: American Flint

Toledo, OH, United States
vol. 9, no. 7, p. 21,24, col. 1-2,1-2

local news

                                                                                    Deadline for Local News 10th of Month.

MUNCIE, INDIANA Mary Jo Sollars . . . Hello again! Another month come and gone. They say the older you get the faster time goes by. I hope not. It's doing double time now.

Things still aren't too good here at Owens-Illinois in Muncie. We've had a few more laid off since last month. We've been packing very little on the shop due to orifice cord and blisters. We're still hoping for things to get better.

We've had several on sick leaves; Sandra Gill, Juanita Pennington from Selecting, Mary Welles, Jerry Ely, Patsy Lewis and Betty Lampkins, Color Finishing; Russell Cook and George Warner from Forming and Carl Greenwalt   and Johnnie Taylor from Maintenance. Get well soon.

Just returned from sick leaves are Jim Carr, Betty Garrett, Eva Sloan and Evelyn Jarvis. Glad to have them back.

Our congratulations to Larry Collins on his new baby daughter and to Ray and Mary Bertram on their new grandson. Also to Sherry Good Kimberly on her recent marriage.

We wish to extend sympathy to Russell Smith of Forming Department on the loss of his brother.

Kay Findley just returned from a Las Vegas vacation. She didn't say how much she won but she came back to work so I guess she didn't break the bank.

I wrote last month that it seemed only the men had time for outside sports activities but I was judging by myself when I wrote that. I've since found that many of the women do participate. It'.s just that we have no organized sports for women in the plant. Betty Lampkins plays baseball for Bilbrey's. They won the 1971 city championship and only lost the state by one run. She also plays basketball, volleyball and is a member of the 600 Club at the Bowl-O-Mat. Mary Miller plays third base for the Cobras. Sue Adams is a shortstop, Velma Swearingen plays third base and Daisy Toomer is catcher on Cary's Deputy which won first place in B Division in the 1971 tourney. Linda Thompson plays first base on Brook's Mace team.

We have many women bowlers so there really is a lot of outside sports activity among the women. Makes me slightly ashamed. I just crochet, read, sew or baby-sit with my grandchildren in my spare time. But then, everyone knows by now that I'm lazy.

I guess that's all for this month so, so long see you next month. I'll leave you with my gripe for the month.

Some women envy actresses,

Those who have great beauty.

Some girls begrudge a stewardess

Her exciting duty.

But can I say quite honestly

There's just one group I hate

That lucky sisterhood of girls

Both rich and underweight.


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