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Celeste Man Head REA Job

E. T. Fry, of Celeste, Project Superintendent on REA Work
(August 13, 1937, The Greenville Morning Herald)

E. T. Fry, of Celeste, has been appointed superintendent of a 200-mile power line project in Hunt, Collin, and Fannin counties, Arthur P. Green, President of the Hunt-Collin-Electric Cooperative, Inc., announced Thursday.  Mr. Fry's appointment was approved by the Rural Electrification Administration.

The Rural Electrification Administration allotment and loan contract amounts to $170,000.  Plans and specifications for line construction have been approved by the REA and bids have been asked for.  This line when completed will serve 583 customer, it was stated.

Mr. Green stated that bids will be received and opened at 10:00 o'clock Thursday, August 26, and the contract is expected to be awarded within three days.  This line is expected to be serving electricity to consumers in its area this fall, it was stated.

Mr. Fry, project superintendent, is well qualified for the position to which he has been appointed, having served eighteen years with the First National Bank of Celeste.  For the past eleven years, he has conducted a general insurance agency.

Mr. Green stated that engineers representing the project are Handley, Freeze, and Nichols of Fort Worth, and that Henry Pharr, of Greenville, had been approved as project attorney.

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