Lynchburg Glass Corporation -
May 10, 1924
These minutes were scanned, converted to text, and edited by Dennis Bratcher from original copies now in the Jones Memorial Library in Lynchburg, Virginia. The original minutes were typewritten. The text versions were converted to a screen font for ease of reading. As a result the exact formatting of the original has not been preserved. A scan of the original is below (parts of the scan are distorted).
Meeting of the Directors of the Lynchburg Glass Corporation was held in the Director’s Room of the Peoples National Bank, Saturday, May 10th [handwritten: 1924] at 11 A. M. with the following present:
C. N. Guggenheimer
R. C. Watts
C. L. Snidow
J. William Gayner
J. D. Owen
W. H. Loyd
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
In the absence of the President, who was out of the city, Mr. Gayner, the Vice-President was asked to take the chair, but on his request, John Victor was made Chairman of the meeting.
The Chair called the meeting to order and asked Mr. Gayner to make a statement of his progress on his trip North.
After explaining all the details of his Northern trip, Mr. Gayner stated that there was no business to be booked at present in the soft drink bottle line in Philadelphia and that vicinity and that on account of the state of the Insulator business, there not being enough orders to keep the plant running, and as the stock was complete with all the different types of Insulators in our line, he recommended that the furnace be blocked with coal fires in the checkers, needing only two men for this, except the necessary men in the machine shop for making moulds and that the rest of the men should be let off until business should improve.
On motion of J. D. Owen, seconded by C. L. Snidow, and unanimously passed, it was decided to close down this night, blocking the furnace with fires in the checkers, retaining the two supertendants [sic] and keeping only as many machinists as needed by Mr. Gayner to turn out the work on hand and to call a meeting of the Board on Mr. Eller’s return to decide definitely what course to pursue.
There being no further business the meeting adjourned.
___[signed: John Victor]______Chairman
____[signed: W H Loyd]______Secretary