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Robert P. Williford was elected to the Executive
Committee of the Board of Directors on July 25.
Mr. Williford is executive vice president and a
director of Hilton Hotels Corporation, and is also
vice president and director of Hilton Hotels International, Inc., Statler Hotels Delaware Corporation, and Hilton Credit Corporation.
On April 25, William J. Friedman, and Conrad
N. Hilton, Jr., were elected vice presidents. Mr.
Friedman has been secretary and general counsel of
the Company since its organization in 1946. He is
senior partner of the Chicago law firm of Friedman,
Zoline and Rosenfield. Mr. Hilton is a vice president of Hilton Center, Inc., which operates The
Shamrock Hilton and The Deshler Hilton, and has
been active in real estate negotiations for new hotels.
During the year, Mr. Williford, as well as Benno
M. Bechhold, Robert J. Caverly, and Arthur Elmiger, were elected directors of Hilton Hotels International, Inc. Mr. Elmiger also was elected senior
vice president of the International company, and
Mr. Caverly was elected vice president and general
manager of that company. Mr. Elmiger is in charge
of Caribbean and Latin American operations. Mr.
Bechhold is a director, and Mr. Caverly is a vice
president, of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Donald M. Mumford and Sidney H. Willner
were elected vice presidents of Hilton Hotels International, Inc. Mr. Mumford is general manager of
The Queen Elizabeth, while Mr. Willner is house
counsel for the International Company.
John W. Houser tendered his resignation in
December as executive vice president and director
of Hilton Hotels International.
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The more than 25,000 men and women who administer, staff, and service the 34-hotel Hilton system,
continued to set new standards of excellence in
1958. Since your Company has only service to sell,
it is imperative that all employees demonstrate a
personal interest in patrons' welfare at all times.
Your Company's employee relations have
reflected recognition of mutual responsibilities on
the part of management and employees. The company makes available group insurance plans under
which it pays the entire cost of life insurance,
hospital, surgical, and medical benefits. The Company in addition shares the cost of supplementary
life insurance for qualifying employees.
A pension plan is provided for retired employees.
Contributions by the Company, its subsidiaries,
and affiliates for 1958 totaled $1,052,285.16.
In the belief that large corporations must share
the responsibilities for providing educational opportunities for deserving students, Hilton Hotels Corporation sponsors scholarships at such well-known
institutions as Cornell University's School of Hotel
Administration. Hilton Hotels International sponsored Cornell's first such scholarship for assistance
to foreign students. Additional educational sponsorship is provided Hilton employees interested in
furthering their careers by undertaking specific
academic courses related to the hotel industry.
To help provide the two-way communication
essential in the far-flung Hilton organization, the
monthly employee publication, "Hiltonitems,"
serves as a valuable tool. While devoted primarily
to news of employee activities, the magazine also
keeps its readers abreast of management policies.