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Thompson says a lot of companies won't hire older
machinists for various reasons and he says they're
passing up a lot of good talent.


John Hughs is 65 and operates a turret lathe. He's
been with the company four years and is doing a good
job. The company is a division of Texas Tool
Traders, a corporation which deals in heavy
equipment. Thompson advertises for machinists from
40 to 70 years old. Hey ri used to have a
minimum age of 50, but one time a machinist turned
up who was only 48 and Thompson put him to work.
Thompson says he isn't running an old folks home;
the company is in business to make money. But he
says he isn't running a training school for
youngsters, either. U


Clyde Ward is 54, one of the youngest machinists on


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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/m1/3/ocr/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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