1952: Rhino retires, with Courier-Post 46 years
June 26, 1952
Delmer W. Rhino, 828 Bird Street, a printer for 60 years, with 46 years' service in the composing room of the Courier-Post, will retire tomorrow. Rhino served for 35 years as foreman of the Courier-Post composing room and for the past several years has been a linotype operator.
Rhino is one of the oldest and best known printers in northeast Missouri. He has had an enviable record in the printing industry and retires when the Courier-Post was "getting set" in their new home.
Rhino came to the Courier-Post when the Lee Syndicate of newspapers purchased the paper from the late Thomas B. Morris in 1907. He first became connected with the Courier-Post in 1906.
Rhino will retire on a pension from the International Typographical Union and a pension under the social security.
During his long tenure of service with the Courier-Post he has seen many changes in the newspaper. Those changes have always been toward the production of a better paper, and Rhino has played a major part in the development of the newspaper in the way he handled the composing room while he was foreman.
He has been a member of the Typographical union for almost 56 years.