Newton Chamber of Commerce re-elects officers for year 1959
The first meeting of the year 1959 by the Newton County Chamber of Commerce was held at the Teen Can building Friday at noon. President Carl Smith presided at the meeting.
Secretary John Jernigan reported on recent developments of the Chamber relative to a trip made to an Eastern City Industry to be located in the county.
It was undestrood that the firm will employ some 350- 400 persons other than an office force.
A definite committal is expected from the firm in the near future, Mr. Jernigan stated.
During the meeting Friday officers were elected for the coming year.
The entire slate of officeals were re- elected by a unanimous vote.
Other than the president, Carl Smith, the vice- president is Otis Spillers, secretary John Jernigan and treasurer Howard Milligan. Motion to re- elect the present officers for another term was made by Harold Rice and seconded by Martin Piper.
Dan Clower, chairman of the nominating committee, presented the committee report to the members.
Other nominating committee members were Tom Bates, Belmont Dennis and Gilbert Gober.
Other topics coming before the members included a motion by Nat Turner that a monthly meeting be held This was seconded by Gilbert Gober and it was unanimously approved.
A proposal was referred to the Industrial Development Committee that would bring about the employing of a part- time secretary- clerical worker to help in paper work incidental to carrying on the work of the C of C secretary.