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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1957, Charleston, West Virginia
Charleston Gazette sunday May labor probe hurts Valley Union drive a act to hear welfare official the Charleston chapter of the National Assn. For the Advance ment of coloured people will meet at 3 p. M. Next sunday in Liberty Baptist Church on Lewis St. Mrs. Harrison h. Farrell. An official of the Kanawha welfare Council will speak. Final reports on the 1957 membership drive will be made. Loans to pay Bills a loan Here pays a kills that Are due and May leave need Cash for k the Bills you owe is for a Friendly Lorn. Made your own Way just phone or seethe manager today Loam to plus life insurance at no extra Cost 2 convenient affiliated companies in Charleston 922 Quarrier St. Beneficial finance co Dickens 3-5561 216 7th ave. Commonwealth loan co. Riverside 4-9461 open evenings by appointment pc for evening hours uni Node to resident of All Simoun Ding town also a convenient office in h finance system enefic1al finance co. Commonwealth loan personal finance co. The 1st newspaper in the 1st it Londeree s by Harry w. Ernst staff writer for the Gazette u. S. Senate exposure of top level corruption ill the teamsters Union has Hurt an Al Cio drive to organize Kanawha Valley s non Union chemical plants. It definitely hurts All Organ said Cecil Martin of Huntington District director of the Oil chemical and atomic work ers International Union Al his largest in the chemical Field this year launched a drive to organize Dupont s Belle Plant and car bide at Institute. Surprisingly enough we have n t had Many questions from local workers regarding the Dave Beck and teamsters i Vestiga Martin said. But i m sure the Senate com Mittee s probe has raised questions in the minds of local work ers who wonder if All unions Are like that at the Martin explained the chemicals workers Union enforces rank and file safeguards to pre vent misuse of Union funds by International officers. We have a 16-Man executive i Board consisting of local Mem Bers elected by their fellow workers which meets four times a year to review Union operations. No employees of the Union can i serve on the Board guaranteeing grassroots control Over the workers j organizing Dupont and Carbide Institute workers will continue at a leisurely Pace Martin said. We re in no hurry to ask for National labor relations Board he continued. We won t petition the Norb until we get a substantial majority in each Plant. First we want to be absolutely assured workers want a Union that s Why we re not pressing. We Don t try to organize any Plant unless the workers want to be mass meetings have been dropped in favor of conferences with a few workers from each department Martin said. Three International organizers and six area representatives of the chemical workers Union Are directing the Campaign. Union sales talks focus on two Good grievance procedure and better safety pro Gram Martin said. A Union grievance procedure would protect workers against arbitrary and unfair decisions by foremen and other minor Plant officials he said. Safer working conditions could be realized through a joint Union management committee serving As a safety watchdog the labor official added. At least five other attempts to organize the Dupont Plant have failed Martin said. But i think this is the first attempt to organize Carbide at Cecil Martin safeguards for locals i hurry this offer Good during month of May Only Trade in your old albums on new Ria Victor classical i i l any old albums that Cost you or More each. Brand. Any Speed. An now Worth toward the Purchase of any Ria Victor classical Long play album Here s your Chance of a lifetime to build the Long play classical record Library of your dreams a Golden Opportunity to Start or modernize your col Lection of the world s greatest with fresh new i i recordings Trade in your out of Date record albums on any of the wonderful classical . S in Ria Victor s great Catalon. You la thrill to new Orth phonic High Fidelity recordings of the world s greatest artists performing your favorite music plans to attend Marshall reunion City woman 75, recalls College Days of 1890 s 1000 Quarrier Telephone open monday Ier Street i do 6-9657 a. M. To p. M. J record department Street. Floor by Julia Sadd staff writer for the Gazette a firm Resolution to be near the top in All her endeavours has kept a 75-year-old Charleston woman bristling with Treen Energy despite her age. Unmindful of her Many activities mrs. Nellie Spencer of 905 Bridge he. Has set aside May 25 to attend a Long awaited re Union with Marshall College alumni at a banquet in Huntington. Hope to see some of my classmates who went to col lege Back in those late she said. I know there have been a lot of changes since i went there. I remember there were two build and about 500 students. You could take any subjects you wanted then because Bachelor s de Grees weren t she reflected. After she completed a Short course in education mrs. Spen cer took up studies in zoology and botany. I Don t know Why i did because i almost always got sick when we had to dissect frogs and insects. But i stuck to she declared. Eager to enrol for practically any subject offered she then switched to music courses for another year of study. Upon completion of musical studies she taught school for five years in Huntington and new Martinsville and began a career of piano teaching. In those Days when students graduated it was an unwritten i agreement that they would teach in the state for five she explained. The slender but sturdy looking native of Nebraska re called learning was solid and there must have been a mistake somewhere1. Mrs. Nel lie Spencer bios that diploma i bearing her Taine As proof that she was graduated from mar. J shall College. But the year was never filled in. However she s sure it was 1s97. Gazette photo it serious business. Stu dents Don t have to study As hard reminiscing she said ill never forget that semester i was taking zoology. I became ill a few Days and had to miss class. One of the boys in my zoology class sent me a water Snake in a Way of telling Rne to get when her parents moved from Huntington to Charleston in 1d04 she got a Job As a pianist at Cantrell s music store and worked there for about a year or two. Shortly thereafter she met her husband Julian who was superintendent of mails at the Charleston Post office. Besides raising a family of j two children she continued to teach Home. I guess Dorothy and Julian s musical ambitions were in j fluence by the simple fact that j music was a constant part of our family she explained. Julian was band director at Stonewall Jackson High school j about six years. He in the insurance business. Her daughter Dorothy also teaches piano at their Bridge re. Home. The slightly Gray haired worn an s Energy apparently never ceases. She continues to sing in the Baptist Church choir and has played the Viola in the Charleston symphony orchestra since it was started. I never took Viola lessons i just picked it she said. I m Lucky. I be been in Good health and have never been in a Hospital Muni tha to be. On Channel by Tab Davis in Border town tonight on nit watch Swazay woo Drums repeat a previous sellout monday dinner menu prepared by chef Joseph Duelli fresh fruit cup. 25c jellied Madriene .15c half Cantaloupe 25c wedge of Honey Dew 25c shrimp cocktail. 75c Tomato or. Grapefruit juice Cream of mushroom soup prime roast rib of beef with natural Gravy. Long Island duckling big Arade. Roast leg of Spring Lamb with minted Pear. Broiled calves sweetbreads Zingara. Filet of fresh water Blue Pike Meunier. 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