1960 Burt Massey Retires

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From the July 13, 1960 edition of the Chattooga Democrat newspaper:

RETIRING AND GOIN' FISHIN': Burt Massey is presented a rod and reel by his fellow employees on the first shift at the weave room at Riegel Textiles. He is retiring after 26 years as a weaving fixer and after compiling what officials say is one of the finest work records at the Trion mill. Mr. Massey, who will be 67 years old in September, came to Trion in September 1934. He was born in Heywood County, N.C. and is the father of three sons: Gene, who  will work on his Master of Arts degree this summer at the University of Georgia; Terry, who is with the United States Air Force stationed in Oregon; and Edward, the head electrician for Rich's, Inc. at Rich's Lenox Square store.

Photograph by T.  Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga County Library.

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