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Chandler, Rhoda Faye

Chandler, Rhoda Faye

Chandler, Rhoda Faye

Date: Tuesday, September 07, 1982

Interview 6a : Diboll native Rhoda Faye Chandler tells interviewer Becky Bailey about growing up in Diboll and working for Southern Pine Lumber Company as a young woman. Miss Chandler started working in the accounting office during the Depression for $35/week but was laid off after three months. She was rehired to work by the day (at $3.50/day) and ended up making more money that way than when she was on salary. She recalls the early days of electric service in Diboll, recreation for young people, going to Lufkin for the movies, Depression-era programs like the CCC and the WPA, and the SPLCo. payroll system.