From the pages of The Smyrna Times, March 24, 1960


From The Smyrna Times,
March 24, 1960

Wilson Plant now in 4th week of production lag and layoffs

Wilson Refrigeration, Inc. is in its fourth week of curtailed production with the majority of employees working reduced hours and a few workers on indefinite layoff. Company officials attribute the slack to unseasonable weather which has kept the southern and mid-western states under a formidable blanket of snow in recent weeks.

Orders at this time of year usually become heavier, with sales department and production control department personnel seeking top production from plant facilities. Weather conditions, however, have prevented the installation of coolers and most orders are being withheld.

Smyrna woman feted by bankers for 25 years’ service

Edwin P. Neilan, chairman of the board and president of Bank of Delaware, presents Miss Ruth Collins of the bank’s Smyrna office with a watch in recognition of 25 years of service attained on March 8.

The presentation was made at the eighth annual meeting of the bank’s Twenty-Five Year Club held in the DuBarry Room of the Hotel DuPont last Thursday.

Toman represents state at Southern Aviation Conclave

Philip A. Toman, a teacher at Smyrna High School and commander of the Smyrna Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, represented Smyrna at a meeting of aviation educators in Charlotte, N.C., over the past weekend.

He was flown to the conference, along with others attending from Delaware, by the U.S. Air Force, one of the co-sponsors of the affair. The group left New Castle Airport at 6 p.m. Friday and was quartered at the Hotel Charlotte, the scene of the conference.

Bruce Pearce leads Scarlet Party to sweep of school elections

Registered student voters at Smyrna High School went to the polls last Thursday to elect executive officials of the General Organization, student government body. All Scarlet party candidates, advocating a 12-point program calling for more cheerleaders, a pay phone for use by students, and revival of interscholastic sports for girls, swept to a landslide victory over their rival White party hopefuls.

Leading the Scarlet triumph was junior Bruce Pearce 17-year old son of Mrs. Ethel Pearce, who piled up the highest margin in defeating James Fischer, 256 to 68.

Other successful aspirants, swept into office by the strong Scarley plurality, were sophomore Bob Boyer and junior Joan Stevens. Boyer triumphed over Skip Rebar, 233 to 94, while Miss Stevens won over Carol Downes, 229 to 108.

Stattel crowned Cookie Queen

Rosanne Stattel, a member of Girl Scout Troop 212, was crowned “Cookie Queen” at a recent troop celebration. Rosanne achieved the royal distinction for selling 162 boxes during the sale recently concluded.

Rosanne Laggner and Sharon O’Neill placed second and third, respectively.

Mrs. Harold J. Laggner, troop cookie chairman, awarded prizes to all scouts in the troop. Mrs. Norman G. Wilder headed the Smyrna-Clayton neighborhood sale.

Parkway Florist widens bowling lead

Parkway Florist increased its first-place margin in this week’s action in the Monday Night Early Rollers League, chalking up 3 points over George’s Place while runner up Farmers Bank was dropping 3 to Slaughter’s Hardware.

Frances Shetzler repeated her high game and hire series honors, posting 192 and 546 totals to again capture scoring honors.

Here are the standings:
Parkway Florist, 30.5-17.5
Farmers Bank, 28-20
George’s Place, 26.5-19.5
Burton’s, 24.5-23.5
Slaughter’s Hardware, 20.5-27.5
Slaughter’s Lumber, 14-34.