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November 71 No 71 House Magazine of Rank Xerox Mitcheldean Plant
On October 25, at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, the Queen’s Award to Industry 1971 was
presented to Rank Xerox Ltd by Field Marshal Sir Gerald Templer, KG, Her Majesty’s Lieutenant of
Greater London. !\Ar Mai Thomas, our Managing Director, received it on behalf of the Company. Sir
Gerald was introduced to those assembled, who included a party of employees from Mitcheldean Plant,
by Sir John Davis, one of the Joint Chairmen of Rank Xerox Ltd.
As on the first occasion when we won it in 1966, the award was made for export achievement. Said
Sir Gerald: Human pride is not supposed to be an estimable quality but there are certain occasions
when pride is fully justified. This is one such occasion, and I hope you will pass on what I have been
saying to all those who cannot be here today.’ We shall be doing just this in our next issue, when we
publish a full account of the event.
Communications! A much-used word,
particularly in discussions about improving
industrial relations — and, of course, of great
concern to us because our Company is in the
communications business. But it is
communications between management and
employees which I would like to touch on this
Like anything else, communications can be good,
bad or indifferent. Bad or indifferent
communications lead to frustration and resistance
to change, bad industrial relations and the
consequent loss of output and income. Good
communications are never perfect. They can
always be improved and we must learn from
Communications must f l ow in all directions, not
just ‘down’ and this requires enthusiasm and
participation at all levels. In a large operation
such as ours at Mitcheldean, it is not enough to
leave things to chance, and a formal system of
regular meetings between representatives of
management and employees is necessary. If the
formal system works well it can strengthen the
day-to-day relationships between employees and
supervision at the workplace.
The time has come to revise our communications
network at Mitcheldean. Three factors have
influenced us to do this.
Firstly, some time ago, industrial relations
consultant Mr Fred Oldfield and our Personnel
Manager Mr Peacock interviewed nearly 100
employees who had been involved in the 1969
productivity deal. They found that the local
productivity committees had suffered to some
extent because they had not been able to secure
the necessary involvement of other departments;
therefore a broader arrangement would be needed
for the future.
Secondly, there is an oft-repeated desire by
employees to plough their practical knowledge
and experience in with management know-how
to solve problems jointly and to make our
operation run better.
Thirdly, for continuing success we need continuous
involvement by us all, in order to make Mitcheldean
more efficient. By so doing, we shall secure a far
better future for ourselves than if we don’t.
We decided to tackle the matter by stages. The
Joint Participation Working Party, having
fulfilled its major task of following through the
last productivity deal, is being wound up, and so
too is the existing Manual Workers’ Communication
Meeting ; members of both committees and their
sub-committees have earned the appreciation of
us all.
They are being replaced by a Joint Works
Committee, which will enable me and some of my
senior managers to discuss matters regularly with
representatives of the industrial unions.
To help develop our communications and
efficiency, and to give employees an opportunity
to participate with management in doing so, five
main joint Area Efficiency Committees are being
formed to cover the main areas of the factory,
with wide-ranging facility to involve people
outside their own areas who can help them.
Chairmen and vice-chairmen of the AECs will
serve on the Joint Works Committee; it has already
had its inaugural meeting and will keep an eye on
the general effectiveness of the Area Committees.
In addition, departmental or section
meetings are to be held for discussing
communications and efficiency matters at shop
floor level — so that each works employee will
have a committee to which he or she can put
problems, address questions, give ideas and voice
The new committees will not form part of the
agreed negotiating procedure (that procedure
remains unchanged) and therefore will not deal
with matters under negotiation. Neither is it
intended that the new committees should take
the place of the important day-to-day shop floor
contacts between employee and supervisor.
These arrangements have been the subject of
considerable and helpful consultation with the
works unions. It will be up to employees,
industrial, supervisory and management, to make
the system work.
Finally in the New Year we shall be taking a look
at management/employee communications in the
staff areas, for it is felt that there is room for
improvement there too. ^’ General Manager, Mitcheldean Plant
Members of the Joint Works Committee
p. M. Salmon, General Manager—Chairman
G. Bourne, AUEW, Works Convenor — Vice-Chairman
W. Nivison, Industrial Relations Officer — Secretary
A. Bryson, Manager, Productivity Services F. Bayliss, Chairman, Shop Stewards Committee AUEW
D. R. Elliott, Works Manager J. Burke, AUEW, Deputy Convenor*
D. M. Mills, Manager, Quality Control R. James, Senior Steward, EETU-PTU
L. Peacock, Personnel Manager J. Winman, Senior Steward, G & MWU
V. S. Buhlmann, Manager, Cinderford Machine Shop — Chairman
J. Wooding, Cinderford Machine Shop, AUEW — Vice-Chairman
F. V. Whinyates, Production Manager—Chairman
S. Jones, 3600 Assembly, EETU-PTU — Vice-Chairman
D. C. Willday, Asst. Prod. Manager (Manuf.) — Chairman
W. Reed, Machine Shop Inspection, AUEW — Vice-Chairman
B. D. Crosby, Manager, Production Control — Chairman
P. Prawl, Goods Inwards Stores, AUEW — Vice-Chairman
P. R. Cleal, Manager, Small Batch — Chairman
A. Harris, Small Batch, AUEW — Vice-Chairman
Cinderford AEC
Assembly AEC
Manufacturing AEC
IDC/Stores AEC
Support Depts. AEC
R. E. Baker, Works Superintendent — Co-ordinator of AECs.
* ( w i th J. Burke assisting for the Trade Unions)
Prince Bemhard
Opens Venray Extension
Our plant here at Mitcheldean and its sister plant
at Venray have quite a bit in common. Both are
set in a rural area where there has been a great
need for industrial employment; both have grown
rapidly in recent years; and both are currently
engaged on big new building projects.
The first phase of the Venray development — a
£41 million expansion including two production
floors and an office block — was officially opened
by HRH Prince Bernhard on September 20. As
the opening took place, work had already started
on the second phase, another £4^ million
HRH Prince Bernhard being welcomed by Mr
J. M. Thomas. Beyond are Mr C. P. McColough,
President of Xerox Corporation: Mr L. A. Stierman,
General Manager of Venray Plant: and Drs
F. G. L. L. Schols, Burgomaster of Venray.
Drs Schols visited us at Mitcheldean last June.
RXDL at Welwyn
This last summer saw the opening of the new
Rank Xerox Development Laboratory, housed in a
36,000 square foot complex which adjoins our
present Welwyn plant. The Laboratory is
concerned with applied research and advanced
development projects for several new products that
will meet multi-national market requirements.
Among the first to benefit from the new facility
were technical staff from the engineering
departments at Mitcheldean, Welwyn and Venray
plants. John Hercock, Manager, Consumables
Engineering, Development engineer Frank Cannings
and Design engineer Mike Sherborne were
among those who took part in a course on
advanced xerography run by Chuck Roth of
Xerox Corporation. During the course the
participants had an informal meeting with
Dr Jack Goldman, Senior Vice-President Research
& Development from Xerox.
expansion including a technical block, expansion
of the main assembly building and a doubling of
the parts manufacturing facilities. A new
International Distribution Centre is also under
Apart from the assembly of the 660, 720 and 3600
copier-duplicators and the 7000 reduction
duplicator, production at Venray also includes the
manufacture of supplies such as toners,
developers and selenium drums. Approximately
95 per cent of all the plant’s products are exported,
mainly to the Common Market countries and Spain.
Prince Bernhard meets Mr F. Wickstead. With
them are Mr D. R. Portman and Mr Stierman.
The Prince officially inaugurated the new
extension by copying an old document on the
660: he was later given a 660 which was installed
in the Royal Palace the same day.
Our Fuji Xerox resident engineer, Mr T. Shimadate,
presents Mr Portman with a gift from Mr
S. Suzuki of the Musashin Seiki Co. who visited
us recently. It is a kabuto helmet of the kind
worn by young Japanese warriors centuries ago.
‘A tall young man racing suddenly from behind a
luggage trolley met her head-on. Sally gasped as
her handbag flew open and her magazines
fluttered to the platform . . .’
You’d never guess that racy stuff like this helps
girls to achieve 10,000 depressions an hour I The
depressions, however, are all on the keys of the
programme board punching machines in the
Data Processing Punch Room. As each key is
depressed, holes relating to items of information
concerning the payroll, stock, invoices and so on,
are punched on cards. The latter are subsequently
fed into the computer, and since a computer is
only as accurate as the information it is fed, these
girls are doing a ‘key’ job where accuracy as well
as speed are all-important.
The girls learn on the ‘touch typing’ principle for
greater speed, and Mrs Sylvia Buckman, their
supervisor, finds that a bit of the romantic stuff
makes keyboard lessons much pleasanter. It
makes a nice change from learning to read the
holes on the cards, or getting to know computer
language I
During their initial six months’ training, first on a
hand-operated machine and then on the
electrically-operated punching machines, the
girls learn not only the characters on the keys
but also how to operate plug boards which set
the pattern of the job in hand — and there are
about 100 different types of job which arrive via
Data Assembly.
When they have acquired the necessary degree of
skill, the girls may be upgraded to verifiers. The
latter sit facing one way, the punch operators the
other — an arrangement introduced to help break
the classroom image.
Another thing you will notice about their new,
much bigger quarters between the Computer Room
and Data Assembly is that the usual clatter of the
machines has been greatly subdued by the use of
an acoustic ceiling, plus the additional
The biggest change of all, however, is the
disappearance of all those power drops. The
machines are now plugged in at ground level and
the service cables are concealed beneath the
‘Buroplan’ cavity-type floor. This flooring makes
the installation of services much easier, and if it
proves satisfactory it may be adopted in other
areas of the Plant.
Verifier Barbara Bradley checks cards by
re-punching the holes; her machine automatically
shows a warning light if an error has been made.
In this picture the punch operators are facing,
the verifiers have their backs to the camera.
Standing is supervisor Mrs Sylvia Buckman who
came to us as a skilled punch operator some 12
years ago. Sylvia’s husband Joe also works at
Mitcheldean in 3600 Assembly.
660 win the final
660 Assembly just had the edge over the Hell
Drivers (representing Transport Department)
in the Interdepartmental Football Competition
final on Sunday, October 17.
The match, watched by a crowd of 1 50 in
Mitcheldean sports ground, ended in a 1 :0
victory in 660’s favour.
The first half was evenly contested, with the
half-time score of 0 : 0. Gerald Horlick was having
a good game in defence for 660, with Dennis
Williams having an equally fine game for the Hell
Drivers in goal.
The only goal of the match came midway through
the second half, when a foul on one of the 660
forwards led to a free kick just outside the
Drivers’ penalty area. Clive Barnett stepped up to
slam an unstoppable shot past Williams. 660
might easily have taken the lead some minutes
earlier when Alan Bridges rose high above the
defence to head home a fine goal, only to be
penalised for offside.
The Hell Drivers still maintained a fair percentage
of the game, but failed to create good goal
scoring chances against the well-marshalled
660 defence.
Dave Cox, who motivated most of the Drivers’
moves from mid-field, caught Terry Lark off his
line in the 660 goal with a surprise shot from some
40 yards, and was unlucky to have hit only the
Other good performances were put in by Roger
Foxwell and Dave Elsmore for 660, and John
Bowkett and Clive Griffiths for the Hell Drivers.
General Manager Mr Peter Salmon, in his new
capacity as president of the Sports & Social Club,
presented the trophies to the winners. Club
chairman Mr Henry Phillips thanked the teams for
their support and said he hoped that the
competition, which is to be held annually, would be
as successful in years to come.
Ray Mann and myself, as organisers, wish to
thank the Mitcheldean Sports Club for the use of
their facilities, and Tony Cale for his attendance as
first aider. Special thanks are also due to the
referees for their help during the whole
competition — Dennis Broughton, Clem Chadd,
Laurie Collins, Mike Edmunds, Barry Head and
Dennis Minton.
Ron Caldicutt
The teams were as follows:
660 Assembly: Dave Elsmore (capt.), Alf
Bennett, Clive Barnett, Alan Bridges, Roger
Foxwell, Gerald Horlick, Terry Lark, Mark
Reed, Dave Roberts, Tony Roberts, Keith Yates.
Sub.: Richard Wood.
The Hell Drivers: Dennis Williams (capt.), John
Bowkett, Dave Cox, Alan Essex, Brian Fisher,
Peter Gargan, Maurice Gibbons, Clive Griffiths,
Graham Jones, Terry Randall, Brian Whittington.
Sub.: Gwyn Whinney.
Mr Salmon presents the president’s trophy to
Dave Elsmore w/ho captained the winning side.
Mr Salmon with three very important people — the
referee Dennis Minton (centre) and linesmen
Laurie Collins (left) and Dennis Broughton.
Twelve hot but happy men — the victorious bbO Assembly team.
Inter-Design Skittles
Twelve teams turned out this year to play for the
Inter-Design Skittles Shield. The early rounds
sorted out the men from the boys (and ladies) and
a disappointing effort by last year’s champions,
Design Dynamos, sent the Dev. Lab into the final
with the Model Shop. Here the big occasion
proved far too much for the ‘Modellers’ and the
Dev. Lab won on a tight rein by 20 pins. A
spokesman for the Laboratory said next morning
that a new policy of keeping off the drink until
after each game was the secret of their success,
and that in this mood any challenge was
welcomed I
Pictured with the Inter-Design shield are the
Development Lab. skittles team : left to right (back
row) Colin Smith, Graham Gardner, Bob
Greenman, Alan Ellis, Keith Williams; (front row)
Gordon Watson, Danny Haines (capt.), Stan
Phelps. D.H.
Chess Competition
The match between semi-finalists Production
Control ‘A’ (Dennis Brain, Brian Crosby and John
Ireland) and Goods Inwards Inspection ‘A’ (Bert
Crum, Terry Ennis and Gordon Phillips) was won
by Production Control 2:1 after some hard games.
A few days later Production (Harry Helm, Roy
Powell and Ralph Zimmermann) were playing
Computer Services (Charles Cunningham, David
Payne and Dennis Wedley), but Harry, one of the
joint organisers, was beaten by ‘flu and the match
was conceded to Computer Services who won their
other two games. As we went to press the final
was due to take place in the Social Centre on
November 2, with a play-off for third and fourth
places between the two beaten semi-finalists.
Blue Belt for Four
As in previous years, some keen members of the
Karate Club attended a summer school course in
karate at Chigwell, Essex, last September. Of the
five who went, four attained their blue belt; the
fifth unfortunately failed to attain his black belt
owing to an injury.
The club has a regular membership of about 15
turning up on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
in the Social Centre. John Hart is chairman,
John Stephen secretary and Ron Nunley treasurer,
with Cliff Bent and Martin Nolan making up the
rest of the committee.
Making a Start
A series of lessons for those just starting the game
has been arranged by the Golf Society. These
will be indoors on a Monday evening and will be
starting as soon as the practice mats, now on
order, become available. Would anyone
interested please contact John Bird, ext. 147.
There was a very good turnout for the second
outing to Stinchcombe and a repeat visit is a must.
Welwyn have a very strong golf society and a
game with them will be played at the beginning of
next season.
Mr Portman now President
Mr Derek Portman has kindly agreed to become
President of the Amateur Cine & Photographic
Club. He has promised to show some of his
slides at the club meeting on November 24.
S k i t t l e s ‘Half Century’
The Interdepartmental KO has a record number of
entries — some 50 teams) compared with the
previous record of 38) including one from
Personnel for the first time.
Where has all the Talent Gone?
The talent contest arranged by the Variety Club
has been postponed, not cancelled, chairman
John Earl tells us. It seems that lack of response
was due to the clashing of dates rather than any
scarcity of talent. Nevertheless, we know for a
fact that there are quite a f ew talented types who
didn’t send in an entry form simply because they
‘haven’t done it for years— haven’t got anyone
to play for me — only do it when I’ve had a few.’
These modest violets might be interested to learn
that the Variety Club are planning to hold a series
of ‘rehearsal evenings’ with a pianist on hand, and
anyone who would like the chance to brush up
the old routine and see how it makes out in
private is very welcome. Details to come later.
In the meantime, the club have kept in trim by
putting on a show for the old and physically
handicapped at Ruardean Woodside on October 13.
What’s happened to the Showband, did you say?
Trombone and tenor-sax shortage accounts for
what we hope is their temporary absence. Anyone
who can help in this respect is asked to contact
Graham Beavan of E.O. section in Building 40.
And what about the Xeroettes, the owners of
those shapely legs who decorated the variety
shows? This bit of verse tells the sad story of how
they left the stage, one by one :
Eight little Xeroettes
Looking just like heaven;
One defected to a shop —
And then there were seven.
Seven little Xeroettes
‘We do it all for kicks I’
One joined a beat group —
And then there were six.
Six little Xeroettes
Kept the show alive;
The tallest did a business deal —
And then there were five.
Five little Xeroettes
Danced across the floor;
One danced to the altar —
And then there were four.
Four little Xeroettes
A lovely sight to see ;
A stork arrived one summer’s day —
And then there were three.
Three little Xcroettes
Found it was no fun
Dancing as a threesome —
So now there are none.
Launch of the Four-Minute Letter
Journalists from the UK and France recently
attended a press conference in London held to
launch the 400 Telecopier and Telecopier III.
These new machines — technically described as
facsimile transceivers — enable any document of
A4 size (the international letter size, approximately
8 i i n . by 11 Jin.) to be sent across a corridor or
across a continent in four minutes. Both machines
use telephone frequencies for transmitting and
receiving and can be linked via private exchange
lines or over Post Office networks: they already
have full GPO approval, and negotiations with
other leading European telephone authorities are
nearing completion.
As part of the launch a competition was organised
in which six young cartoonists were invited to
draw a humorous application of a Telecopier link.
The cartoons were sent by Telecopier from Rank
Mr Mai Thomas, Managing Director of Rank
Xerox, receives a copy of the winning cartoon on
the Telecopier. With him are (centre) Mr Brian
Piatt and Mr David Langdon.
Xerox House to the hotel where the launch was
held, and the assembled press representatives were
asked to select the winner.
The winning cartoon, which we reproduce here,
was by Brian Piatt, and he was presented with a
prize by the eminent cartoonist David Langdon at
the lunch following the conference.
Both these new Rank Xerox products, which are
to be assembled at Welwyn where there are the
skills required for assembly of electronically-based
machines, were on show in London at the Business
Efficiency Exhibition in October. Shown with
them were the 7000 reduction duplicator, the
4000 copier, and the 840 printer — another new
machine, also to be produced at Welwyn, which
permits same-size copies or reduced copies of
engineering drawings to be made: the machine
also has an on-line folder and sorter, thus ensuring
easy handling of the output documents. R.J.C.
Congratulations Ed, you’re the first one in the
office to be fired by Telecopier!’
One of our progress chasers, holidaying in Spain, sent this poem on a postcard to his colleagues in the
No ‘W’ parts, no James Mills keys — my word, this is the place I
Yet still I have an eager eye for ‘piece’ parts I can chase.
Each day I do my progressing along the golden sand.
Making notes ot promises and of the ‘stock in hand’.
There really seems no problem here to ‘get things in on time’;
I hope you’re finding things the same with those parts of mine I
Putting rYOUl in the picture
Irene Bevan (Comps., Accounts) on November 27.
Jenny Trigg (Canteen) on October 10.
Miss Carole Roberts (Invoice Clearance, Accounts)
to apprentice David Deeley on September 25.
Janet Cook (Data Processing Punch Room) to
Ian Thomas at St James Church, Bream, on
September 18.
Miss June Knight (Remodelling) to Andrew
Phelps at Lydney Register Office on October 2.
Barbara Bradley (Data Processing Punch Room)
to Mike Sawyer (Machine Shop) at St John’s
Church, Cinderford, on October 30.
Mike Howell (Design engineer) to Lynn
Goulding-Roberts at Drybrook Methodist Church
on October 30.
Silver Wedding
Congratulations to Fred Burley (forklift driver.
Remodelling) and his wife Peggy (Press Shop,
Cinderford) —they celebrate their 25th wedding
anniversary on November 16.
New Arrivals
Joanne, a daughter for Brian Marshall (Spot
Welding), on September 3.
Lucy Danielle, a daughter for Danny Haines
(Development Laboratory), on September 26.
Paul Douglas, a son for Graham Thomas (Work
Study), on September 15.
Our best wishes to Bill Stephens (Press Shop
labourer, Cinderford) who retired in October.
Harold Lewis
We are sorry to have to record the death of
Harold Lewis (Spares Assembly) on September 26
at the age of 58, after a long illness. He had been
with us since 1959.
From the left:
Mr and Mrs Ian
Mr and Mrs Leon
‘Ar and Mrs Michael
The two latter
weddings were
reported in earlier
issues of the
LETTER Ruby Wedding
We’ve a ruby wedding to record I On October 1 5
Ray Davies of Design Records and his wife
Dorothy celebrated 40 years of marriage, and we
wish them every happiness. Thirty-one years a
member of the LSA, Ray was on the Sports &
Social Club committee for many years and has
deputised for Father Christmas at our children’s
party on a number of occasions.
Harry Webb of Machine Shop bench section (left)
retired on October 14 after some 18 years with the
Company. LSA chairman Henry Phillips presented
him with a cheque while Fred Tedds, Mitcheldean
Machine Shop Manager, handed him a gift of
money collected by his colleagues. Harry plans to
take it easy during retirement — that way he
reckons he might live to 112 like his grandfather!
Interested ?
Would you like to join a local male voice choir?
The Drybrook & District Male Voice Choir needs
members to supplement its present 35 voices.
A new concert season is already being arranged.
Interested? If so, get in touch with R. Taylor,
tel. 533 int., N. Masters, 573, E. Davis, 618 or
M. Salmon, 671.
Child’s two-wheel cycle, suitable for five-year-old.
Contact R. Berks (Pre-Production Control)
tel. 182 int.
Large rabbit hutch — must be in good condition.
Replies to Mrs. J. Prosser (Pre-Production
Control), tel. 152 int.
Bike for seven-year-old girl. Must be in good
condition. ‘Phone K. Laken (Education &•
Training), 733 int.
Zed-bed. ‘Phone Drybrook 41 5 after 5 p.m.
Bachelor flat or small house to rent in Cinderford/
Mitcheldean district urgently required. Reply to
H. Hancock (Works Laboratory), tel. 343 int.
For Sale
Two super car head-rests with adjustable chromed
fittings for height, black vinyl covering. Will fit
any car; hardly used — £2-50. Reply to Mrs
Stembridge (Pre-Production Control), tel. 152 int.
9 Where can you see a Welshman wearing a
Scottish-made tie bearing the topical letters IRA?
Jumble money
It may be nice to see the nursing staff out of
uniform but we’re not sure this is an improvement I
The Medical Department girls were staging a
preview of their jumble stock prior to selling it at
St Michael’s Hall, Mitcheldean, on September 25.
Profits, plus the proceeds of a raffle, enabled
them to give £40 to the Forest of Dean Society
for the Mentally Handicapped. Other helpers at
the sale were Mrs P. Austin, Mrs J. Gregory,
Mrs R. Stanton and Mrs P. Wall. On November 20
the department are holding a whist drive in the
Social Centre to raise funds for an outing for
mentally and physically handicapped children of
employees. If anyone has such a child between
the ages of five and eleven, will they please get
in touch with Medical Department.
Boot rack, as new, only used once on Mk III 1964
Sprite, suitable for any sports car. Lady’s bicycle,
good condition. Three wedding dresses, two
headdresses and one veil, all different, attractive
styles, excellent condition. Tel. 370 int.
High doll’s pram, as new, £8. ‘Phone Harold
Moore, Drybrook 542, or 613 int.
Nine gallon oak cider barrels, each making two
shrub tubs when cut in half, £1 -50 each barrel.
Sound wood and hoops. One set of strap-type
quick-fitting snow chains suitable Bedford van
wheel size, £1 50. Four track Scaletrix set with
extras, three cars seen working. Ideal Xmas
present, £10. Contact L. J. Lane (Remodelling),
tel. 278 int. or Longhope 350.
Young girl’s jodhpurs, suit 9 to 11 -year-old.
Brand new, cost £6-50, offered at £4. Contact
Russell (PED (Elec.)), tel. 675 int.
Osnath high pram, magnolia and grey, immaculate
condition — £12 o.n.o. Contact Mrs. B. P.
Howells, 27 Winston Road, Putson, Hereford.
10ft fibre-glass Dolphin boat with locker, 3hp
outboard engine, rowing oars, anchor and chain.
Seat five, very smart and attractive boat— £80.
Contact D. Clarke (720 line. Remodelling).
High pram, navy and white, as n e w— £5 o.n.o.
for quick sale. Apply Mrs M. Brain, Hazely
Cottage, Drybrook.
Adjustable steel fire-guard, £ 1 . ‘Phone D. Foster,
(Development Lab.), tel. 708 int.
^ Which inspector, finding a pigeon in his
department, set a ladder so that the bird could
climb up to make its exit through an open window ?
Estelle Davies
Susan Meek Mar/orie Woodward Anne Huckson Linda Freeman
Maureen Baynham
Who w i l l wear
the crown?
Picture parade of the 18 candidates for the title
of Miss Rank Xerox, Mitcheldean, for the coming
year. They will parade again in person before the
judges at the Annual Dance being held in the
Social Centre on Friday, November 26. As
before, there will be money prizes for the winner
and two runners-up — and the Management are
pretty sure to come up with a surprise prize for
the lucky girl voted queen of the Plant. Anne Williams
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