The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 82, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1954 Page: 4 of 22
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4—ROCKDALE (Tex.) REPORTER
May 20. 1954
.‘L> Students Attend
A total of 35 “students" have said, "The attention of the large
been filling the outer office of the j audience, the taking of notes, and
Rockdale Chamber of Commerce the clear interest shown, was
to its capacity each night this ample evidence of the effective-
week for the 10-hour course in | ness of the instruction.”
Public Relations which is schedul- | Lone Star Gas Company Manage!
. d for it: final sessions tonight. Don Williams had this to say: “The
The classes, which began Mon- instruction is of more value to
day night of this wo k, are being ; retail sales and service employees
presented particularly for thcj1han any other source of informa-
benefit of ersons whose work J tion antt learning I know of. The
brings them into close contact with | things we've heard discussed this
week can help employee and em-
ployer alike in rendering better
the public, esfiecially those in re-
tail lines of business.
S. H, Womack, Training Speci-
alist with the University of Texas,
has been given high praise for
GREETS I'OW HKOTHEIt ... Air force Sgt. Ralph J. Cox of
Kant Gadsden, Ala., (left) holds hand of repatriated brother Pfc.
Tully Cox aboard C-134 Globcmacter on way to Japan from Korea
where Tully was a I’OW
service to out customers
F'urther testimony was added
by Q. W. Joiner, manager of The
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his presentation and the caliber Mafair. in stating that he had ut-
of the course. j tended several other similar
C of C' President T. R. Ryan. I courses but that none in his ex-
nfter attending his first session, I perience could compare with this
JUST RECEIVED A SHIPMENT OF
SUN DRESSES with
REGULAR and HALF SIZES
3.98 and 5.95
COLORFUL, FULL CUT
Reg. and Tails
White and Pastels
3.6 Wt. Sanforized
A total of 12 local busbies or-
ganizations were represented by
the capacity attendance. Registra-
tion cards listed them as follows:
Strieker’s, Rockdale Statt Bank,
Mehaffeys, Lone Star Gas Co.,
Western Auto, Vogel's. The Mafair,
Manuel’s, Gaither Motor Co., E. M.
Peebles & Son's, and the Rockdale
! Chamber of Commerce. A house-
wife and two persons not present-
: ly employed were also registered.
District managers and Distribu-
tion supervisor:- hum Texas i’ovu'l
& Light Company ’ Southern Di-
vision convened at Waco, May 18,
to receive framed certificates and
medals bearing the insignia of thq
National Safety Council's first
place winner award, won by TP&L
in the 11)53 contest among the na-
tion’s major electric power com-
The certificates arc for display
in TP&L district offices and ser-
ene! service centers and the medals
are to be distributed to Company
employees, according to C. J. Rut-
land, head of the Conr nny’s In-
surance, Claims & Safety Depart-
ment, who made the presentations.
A frequency rate of 1.57 lost
time accidents per million man-*
hours worked last year placed
Texas Power & laght in first
place position in the contest, Mr.
“These momento<is, ' he said,
“arc in recognition of the outstand-
ing work of every TP&L employee
and of las individual contribution
to this fine record of achieve-
With a total of 5,721,933 man-
hours worked during the year, he
explained, there were nine lost
time accidents, none of which was
Commencement services for 15
seniors at Lexington High School
will be held Wednesday, May 26,
at 8 p. m., it was announced this
weed end by A. P. Kleinschmidt,
superintendent. Elementary stud-
ents will hold their promotion ex-
ercises at 8 p. rn. on Monday, May
24, and Baccalaureate services will
be held Sunday May 23.
Dorothy Jean Frosch is class
Valedictorian and Bruce Heat has
been named Salutatorian of the
Lexington Senior Class of 1954.
Candidates for graduation at
Lexington are Dorothy Jean
Frosch, Willadene Locklin, Bobby
Gene Thomas, Carl Gould, Ella
, , , , . . Mae Guthrie, Leroy Schulz, Bruce
l.n m. I he lust one occurred on neat, Elbert Ahrendt, Barkley
\u'-Mist 19. j Pounders, Erie Ahrendt, Session
in pointing out the factors in- Pounders, Gloria Joy Gilliland,
Julius Bostic, Ruby Lee Linde-
mann and Curtis Bostic.
volved in achieving this record.
Mr. Rutland cited the Waco tor-
nado of last May when 30 TP&L
HsrsE ;™i,rr^hhl ir ?,r-
i/ ncv program and worked under , (.orre“tly ‘
extremely adverse conditions y'
without lost time injury to any
cue ot them.
He called attention to the ac-
complishments of the some 2,700
employees engaged in serving the
Com: nny’s 300,000 customers and
in looking after their needs.
During the year, he said. 545
miles of new transmission and dis-
tribution lines were built for a
total of 18,004 miles of such linen
operated and maintained by these
T ie Company bought 16,000
poles, each pole having to be
handled live different times from
delivery to installation. In addi-
tion hundreds of old poles were
removed from service. “And," he
said, “in this entire operation,
there was only bne mashed finger."
The company handled, by in-
stalling and * removing, ’21,366
transformers ranging in size from
three kva to 65,000 kvu. It operates
eight power plants with a pro-
mt . < ncrating capacity of 349,150
kilowatts and is now in the process
of building a now 110,000-kilowatt
plant in Collin county.
TP&L,-he said, operates 192 sub-
“These employees operate 781
pieces of Company-owned mobile
equipment," said Mr. Rutland, “in-
cluding automobiles, trucks, trac-
tors, pole setters, hole diggers,
bulldozers, portable substations,
and pole and transformer trailers.
Tin y drove these vehicles slightly
more than ten million miles dur-
ing the year.
“It involved exposure of line-
men, electricians, operators and:
engineers to literally thousands of
energized electric circuits and!
equipment each day.” he said. |
“When you say a company has)
a good safety record, it means
more than safe performance of
the job," he concluded. “It means
an esprit de corps, good customer
relations, good employee-manage-
ment relations, and an economy of
Similar meetings are being held
with TP&L Construction, Trans-
mission and Power Plant super-
visory personnel and in the Com-
pany’s three other Divisions.
Attending the Waco meeting
from the Company’s Dallas head-
quarters office were Vice Presi-
dents Lee E. Cox and John C.
Young, Distribution Supervisor
E. J. Leidolf. Safety Engineer Tom
Hughston and W. J. Hanes, assis-
tant to Mr. Hughston.
Am ingot is a piece of oblong, cast
and Applies Stamps
also Seals Envelopes
At STRICKER'S you will find many items for graduation
gifts for Boy or Girl that will be useful and appreciated.
PANTIES and SLIPS
GILLETTE SUPER SPEED
COMB, BRUSH and
OVERNITE and TRAIN
BALL POINT PENS
SWIM TRUNKS and SUITS
ALBUMS and SCRAP
Save Strieker Tickets for free Merchandise
Strieker’s Variety Store
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Cooke, W. H. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 82, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 20, 1954, newspaper, May 20, 1954; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth695247/m1/4/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.