[News Script: Old men] Part: 1 of 6
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It's a long drive 6 from Corsicana, in Navarro
County, to the Machine Products Company in North
Dallas. But Frank Leathers makes the round trip
every day to work. Leathers is a machinist for the
company, one of its best. His employer thinks he's
69 years old. Actually, he's 72; not that it would
make much difference. The company likes more
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Plant Manager Ben Thompson is dead set against hirirl
young men. He says he learned from Leathers that
older workers are more reliable, better, fastest and
less accident prone. So Thompson won't hire anybody
under 40. He says it takes years to make a good
machinist and it burns him up that other companies
turn them out to pasture just when they are reaching
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Old men], item, September 21, 1966; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc988797/m1/1/: accessed March 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.