Smith, Fred

Smith, (Frederick Wallace) Fred

(1944–  ) entrepreneur; born in Marks, Miss. As a junior at Yale he conceived the idea of an overnight intercity delivery service for small packages. He founded the Memphis (Tenn.)-based delivery company Federal Express (1971), creating a computer-directed network of planes and trucks and inventing an innovative "hub and spoke" routing system that, together with aggressive advertising, made it one of the country's fastest growing companies in the 1980s.
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FROM Billy Smith to Steve Smith, Fred Bullock to Darren Bullock and George Brown to Malcolm Brown, Huddersfield Town have a history full of wonderful characters.
DIRECTOR: Marah Strauch WITH: Jean Boenish, John Long, Carol Price, Bob Boenish, Sally kroeker, Charlie Ducat, Rick Harrison, Bill Wendt, Dave Blatell, Kent Lane, Jim Winkler, Phil Mayfield, Phil Smith, Fred Husoy, Einar Fride Myskja, Kjell Erik Stromskag, Erik Fonz
The class includes Bill Dellinger, Gary Odom, Wayne Janz, Bobby Mounts, Carl Howes, Dennis Smith, Roy Huenergardt, Ken Canny, Glen Campbell, Reanous Cochran, Connie Gray (Jaqua), Joel Heacock, Jim Montgomery, Craig Ritchie, Jim Sagel, Bob Shields, Beth Smith, Steve Smith, Tom Smith, Fred Willis, Ed Woodruff, Dan Zellick, and George Zellick.
The team was: Alf Wood, Charlie Elliott, Lol Coen, Jack Snape, George Mason, Harry Barratt, Norman Smith, Fred Bett, George Lowrie, Peter Murphy, Emilio Aldecoa.
Wales have 19 men who hit over 100 runs in the series: They are John Smith, Fred Hayes Ivor Hughes, Carl Grey, Jackie Thomson, John Roberts, Alan Harrison, Dai Griffiths, Charlie Williams, Frank Davies, Terry Slocombe, Steve Haines, Mark Jones, Chris Duffin, Dubber Richards, Wayne Mathews, Peter King, Paul Hurley and Haydn Mould.
Included among the 31 participating artists are Leslie King Hammond, Jose Mapily, Joseph Lewis III, Bradley McCallum, Jacqueline Tarry, Joyce Scott, Cedric Smith, Fred Wilson, Willie Birch, Leonardo Drew, Ellen Driscoll, Faith Ringgold and Kara Walker.
Former council leader Malcolm Pratt has stood down and old Labour members Steve Ibinson, Mike Smith, Fred Walker and Christine Warbis did not stand.
GRIEVING FAMILY: Fred Clarke, seated, with (from left) June Smith, Fred's brother Tom and Christine Clarke.
Ask Geoff Boycott, Bernard Ingham, Harvey Smith, Fred Trueman and the like.