January 8, 1946

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 9, 2006

Lead stories in the News-Herald 60 years ago today:

Union winds up meeting

Current issues on labor and plans for this year’s activities of the Food, Tobacco and Agriculture, CIO union, were discussed here by representatives from Virginia, North and South Carolina in a two-day session concluded yesterday.

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John Hunt, business agent of Local 26, revealed that FTA is opposing President Truman’s fact-finding committee and the local union has pledged its support in attempting to break the north-south wage differential which involved three tobacco companies.

Among those who attended included: Frank Green, regional director, of Winston-Salem; R. Stanfield, international representative, Charleston, S. C.; Bill Deberry, Negro CIO representative, Charlotte, N.C., O. E. McCain, Negro International representative, Columbia, S.C. and Max Sussman, business agent, Richmond, Va.

Readings given at

meet of Oxford Circle

Readings were given by several members of Circle 5, Oxford Methodist Church, at its meeting held last night at the home of Mrs. G. B. Stott on St. James Avenue, with Mrs. H. P. Marks as co-hostess.

Mrs. A. G. Cook read “The New Year,” and told the story, “The Story of a Gallant Lady.”

Mrs. William Baker read, “I Wish You,” and Mrs. Floyd Benton read the article, “Reading the Bible in the New Year.”

Mrs. L. E. Knowles, leader, was in charge of the meeting and the treasurer reported $16 collected for the month.

Following the program, refreshments were served by the hostesses.

Those attending were Mrs. G. B. Stott, Mrs. H. P. Parks, Mrs. Florence Hines, Mrs. Fred Smith, Mrs. W. T. Rundio, Mrs. R. W. Hamlitt, Mrs. L. E. Knowles, Mrs. William Baker, Mrs. Kemp Duke, Mrs. Wallace Taylor, Mrs. L. M. Marks, Mrs. O. L. Burkett, Mrs. A. G. Cook, Mrs. W. G. Garris, Mrs. Floyd Benton and Mrs. R. C. Brett.

TPA takes two from Elks

in bowling league

Standings were still the same after last night’s rollings in the city civic bowling league on the Health Center alleys.

The Traveler’s Protective Association, top team in the four-club league, won two of its three games against the second-place Elks and the cellar-dwelling Lions Club also took two out of three from the Knights of Pythias.

TPA spotted the Elks an eight-pin handicap in the first game, five in the second, and four in the third.

Harry Westnedge, Sr., top-ranked bowler in the league, paced the TPA team with games of 134, 94, and 102 for a 330 set.

Johnson was a close second with games of 101, 124 and 102 for a 327 set.

– Compiled by Andrew Giermak