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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1958 October

Chamber of Commerce Official John P. Fishwick Discusses Proposal to Maintain Filatex Production Plant in Roanoke, Va.

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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1 min., 17 sec.
President of the Roanoke, Va., Chamber of Commerce John P. Fishwick discusses Roanoke's hope to maintain filatex manufacturing jobs at the American Viscose Corporation plant. He outlines three problems: convincing American Viscose Corporation to grant rights to continue filatex production, raising the money in order to purchase the business, and finding another building or plant site.
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