Westvaco retirees have vivid memories of the Flood of 1951,
especially the never-ending mud and silt they had to clean up after
water receded. From left, Bill Torneden, 80, former project
engineer; Bob Snow, 80, former warehouse foreman; Joe Shobe, 74,
former maintenance worker; and John Newman, 84, former shift
supervisor; stand in a spot in the Astaris plant that was
completely flooded 50 years ago. See related story pages 13-14.