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As part of the 1958 investigation, YCSD detectives obtained a copy of Walter Hinkley's personnel file from the Bowlan Glove Factory.

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Bowlan Glove Factory, Inc.
Oxford, Mississippi

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

 

Name

Walter Hinkley

Social Security Number:

426-XX-XXXX

Date of Birth:

1/9/28

Date of Hire:

6/5/46

Previous Employer::

no previous experience, graduated North Yoknapatawpha HS '46

Address:

167 Long Street, Apt. 4, Abbeville

 

Rural Route #6, Box 41, Oxford

Telephone:

CEntral 6-8954

Telephone:

CEntral 4-6315

Notify in Case of Emergency:

(Name, Address, Telephone, Relationship)

Thomas Joe Hinkley, Rural Route 6, Box 92, Abbeville, CEntral 6-5622 brother

Marlis Hinkley, Rural Route #6, Box 41, Oxford CEntral 4-6315 Wife

Is employee a participant in voluntary payroll deduction life insurance plan?

Yes X No

Beneficiary Information: (Name, Relationship, Date of Birth)

Marlis Alford Hinkley, Wife, 10-22-29

Changes: (Date, description, if beneficiary change include relationship and date of birth)

Cashed in, cancelled plan 9/12/58: value, $1,810

Health Record/Company Physical:

6/06/46 passed company physical

6/07/49 passed company physical

6/09/52 passed company physical

6/08/55 passed company physical

Termination Information:

4/11/58 layoff

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POSITION
FROM
TO
HOURLY RATE
NOTATIONS
Packer
6/5/46
12/9/46
$0.95

 

"
12/9/46
12/2/47
$1.05

Warning 12/15/47, fighting on production line

Assembler
12/3/47
12/6/48
$1.15

Second Warning 5/17/48, excessive absenteeism

"
12/6/48
11/11/49

 

$1.25

 

Third Warning 3/31/49, late/intoxicated 7, 14, 21, 29 docked 4 days pay

Mechanic Entry Level I
11/14/49
11/10/50
$1.35

Recommended for Level II-meets requirements/OJT

Mechanic Level II
11/13/50
12/3/51
$1.50

Met required training advance to Level III

Mechanic Level III
12/3/51
12/5/52
$1.65

Recommended for Machine Maintenance Production

Machine Mechanic
12/8/52
10/22/54
$1.85

Recommended for supervisory position when open

Asst. Supervisor Machine Maint.
10/25/54
12/7/56
$2.05

Fourth Warning 11/30/55, abusive disciplining, docked two days pay

"
12/10/56
12/13/57
$2.15

 

"
12/16/57
4/11/58
$2.25

Fifth Warning 3/18/58, fighting docked 2 days

NOTE: Union Sympathizer/troublemaker

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