Preview

Description

Transcription: Benson native named Seaboard Asst. V.P. O.C. Rose has been named assistant vice president in charge of pulp and paper sales for Seaboard Coast Line and Louisville and Nashville railroads with offices at Jacksonville, Fla. In this new capacity, he will handle all matters involving pulp and paper traffic, as well as other forest related products, for both SCL and L&N. Rose has been manager of pulp and paper sales for SCL since 1967. A native of Benson, he began his railroad career in the company's freight traffic department at Jacksonville in 1939. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the U.S> Navy. He moved to Wilmington in 1946, and transferred to Atlanta in 1954 as commercial agent. He was appointed general agent there in 1960, moved to Savannah in 1962 as division freight agent, and was named assistant general freight agent in 1963. he transferred to Jacksonville in 1966 as assistant freight traffic manager. He attended the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina. Rose is an Episcopalian, as is a member of the Dunes Country Club of Jacksonville. He is the son of the late J.H. Rose of Benson and Mrs. Rose, who now lives in Raleigh. His brother, Hiram Rose, lives in Benson, and a sister, Mrs. Robert L. Hinton lives in Raleigh.; Vetera ACL employees of South Richmond, Va. Spencer T. Hancock, Sr. yard foreman, second from left, and Douglas T. Gills, yard clerk, second from right, who retired Sept. 23, are shown at a ceremony held in their honor at the York Office, on Oct. 30. Left to right are C.D. Huband, yard foreman; Hancock; S.R. Chinnis, trainmaster; Gills and J.P. Stephenson, general yard master. Tokens of esteem were presented to the two "old timers" in behalf of their friends and co-workers (The Editor is indebted to T.F. Wilkins, engineer on the Richmond District, for the photo); Benson Agent Named "Kiwanian of the Year." Clyde N. Proctor, 40 yr. veteran, and for 25 years, agent at Benson, N.C., holder of an 11 yr. perfect attendance record in his local Kiwanis Club, received the top honor the club can bestow. AT the annual ladies night function of the group of community leaders, he was named "Kiwanian of the Year" for 1963. Proctor was praised for being the outstanding fund raiser of the club. His immediate predecessor Kiwanian of the year, George Ellis, said Clyde Proctor could sell fruitcake by the case while some of the rest were selling one at a time. He was a charter member of the club when it was recognized in 1940, and was president when the Kiwanians spearheaded a drive to finance a band program in the local schools. He has represented the club many times at national convention. Proctor, a native of Edgecombe County in N.C., was raised in Rocky Mount. He went to Benson from Clio, S.C., and became a member of the Old Benson Business Men's Club, which preceded both the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He served as president and also as secretary and treasurer; and for many years was treasurer of Relief Lodge of Masons there. In the Benson Baptist Church he has served as Sunday School superintendent and teacher and as treasurer and deacon of the church. Mrs. Proctor was Josephine Matthews of Spring Hope, N.C. They have a son, Clyde Jr. of Raleigh, N.C. The Kiwanian of the Year received a page one story and picture in the Benson Review, attesting to the esteem in which he is held in his community.

Details

Files

Action Filename Size Access Description License
Show more files...

Actions

Comments

Downloads Statistics

from
to