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Report for March, 1919
Balance on hand, March 1 $1,099.43
Dues from employees for the
^Wount paid in by the Company 389.00
Total assets $1,877.43
p . Colored White
aims paid for sickness
and accident $270.76 $142.31
®ath claims paid 100.00
Total disbursements 513.07
Balance on hand, March 31, $1,3G4.3G
J. H. Devereaux
Band and Orchestra
Mosher, bandmaster and in-
saxophone; H. L.
cor cornet and violin; R. H. Lefler,
"^ssse Cox, cornet; Homer Cox,
'^"fnet' Carl King,
’ B. R. Fuller, cornet; Mack
'larf Hallie C. Morris,
S_ r ^arl Ferrel, clarinet; IJrooks
L p* *^*arinet; J. F. Dermid, clarinet;
and ’ olJoe; A. D. Howell, flute
Phone’ K- C. Richards, tenor saxo-
phofigl J^arry Smith, baritone saxo-
A. J ’p. Howell, B-flat baritone;
string bass; Edward Culp,
^one-^ rp tuba; P. P. Reese, trom-
Hatie’y ’ trombone; H. W.
; A. T. Swunner, trom-
^aller ^^®yer.s, alto horn; M. G.
Misg g horn; F. E. Dry, alto horn;
preen, piano; Miss Louise
Frank Graham, drums
^’’aps; Reynolds, drums and
^illin^ ' snare drum; 15. J.
®®®ball Season Opens
aftr**^^^" sea.son opened Wednes-
, ®’*r, ® Electrodes vs. the Big
■).|^'asti(; "^'^'’®®‘'*ed by a larRC and en-
scocg of fans and fanette.s.
^troijgg ® favor of the
With fi? >noun(l for the Elcc-
Suiij^ ® •■eiiable Lee a.s back-
W?** for t.j,*'*' P'tched the first two in-
tjijV up Four, the Electrodes
' * ®outh* '** second, when
Paw of jfrent promise went
in, and held the Carbon bunch to four
hits, one run resulting.
Belk was behind the bat for the Big
Four, and caught in his sterling style.
Liles’ pitching was the feature of the
game, he striking out eleven men, and
yielding three hits in seven innings.
The league consists of four teams:
The Electrodes, Big Four, Office Men,
and Merchants. A number of very in-
The Original Pioneer
Well, here he is at last—the original
pioneer! Up to the present writing, the
man who has the longest record in the
history of the development of the Yad-
THOMAS A HARRIS
kin River power is Thomas A. Harris,
who is a very genial and wholehearted
fellow—tho you might not get that idea
of him from the accompanying snap
As early as 1900, Tom was involved
with the Yadkin, for in this year we
find him working with Dr. Dillon Brown,
who was the first man to sur\-ey land
along this river for the purpose of de
veloping its power. From 1905 to 1908,
he was engaged in construction work in
the employ of the Whitney Company.
Next he was with the Yadkin River
Power Company in tran.smission work
for a considerable time. He joined the
forces of the Southern Aluminium Com
pany (L’Aluminium Francais) in Octo
ber, 1912, continuing with them until the
Tallassee Power Company assumed con
trol in 1915, and going on under the new
regime up to the present.
This is a record of continuous service
that is, so far as we know, unsurpassed.
Tom assures us that he has not missed
a day’s pay from the Tallassee Power
Company and its predecessor the South
ern Aluminium Company, since October,
Badin Boys Back Home
Badin was well represented in the One
Hundred and Twentieth Regiment, when
it paraded in Charlotte on April 16. We
know of at least two former Badin boys;
and no doubt there were others who were
in its ranks. James Livingstone, who
worked here as time checker, and later
in the electrical department, saw servrce
in France with this regiment. He was
in Y. M. C. A. work. L. L. Autry, who
worked here as a carpenter, was also in
its ranks. He was in service overseas
with this regiment, and went “over the
top” many times. He served as first
gunner on a Lewis gun squad, and he
is certain that he put at least one Hun
out of the running. From this Hun he
captured a watch, and a P>ench badge
of honor, both of which Mr. Autry now
has with him.
On Friday, the eighteenth, the Carbon
Plant team had their first practice game,
in which they defeated a team from New
London. The score was 5 to 2. The bat
teries were: Carbon Plant, Liles and
Lee; New London, Austin and Ritchie.
Despite the cool weather, tennis is
growing in popularity. Every afternoon
sees the courts occupied, and while it
is still early for the form that develops
in mid-season the matches are warmly
The Racquet Club now has about forty
members. Some time during the sum
mer, a tournament will be arranged, the
trophy to be a handsome cup donated by
Holshouser and Howan, of Salisbury.
Capt. Wm. B. Given and Mrs. Given
are guests in town. They are from
Pittsburgh and New York. Captain
Given, of the Rainbow Division, distin
guished himself overseas with the A.
teresting games will be pulled off at the
We lift our hat to Tom—he has demon
strated that prime quality of character
in every real man: steadfastness, reli
ability, loyalty. Moreover, he has the
sense to recognize a good thing when
he finds it; and to stick.