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••C" SHIFT COATING
^ fm John Baldwin
^ John D. Smith
Dear Santa Claus,
Please bring something nice to ALL the good
little boys on this shift. Please bring David Black-
well ah inside bath to replace the one that washed
away recently. To Jack Mackey please bring a
nice steed, two pistols and a cowboy suit. And
Santa don’t forget, bring Joe Black a nice 8 point
buck since he hasn’t been able to kill one yet. We
request a box of expensive cigars for Hovey Wal
drop, and for Paul Ledbetter, a new G.L brush to
shine his tower with. Santa, don’t forget Don
Hare. He wants an automobile with cow hooks
on it, so when he hits another car from behind it
won’t damage his own. Hubert Batson wants an
Aladdin House so he can tear part of it down
without disrupting the rest of it. Little Leo Bur
den wants a box of reducing pills; John D. Smith,
a gallon of gasoline; John Baldwin doesn’t want a
thing. (He got Eisenhower on November 4th).
Santa, don’t bring Ace anything, he ain’t been a
good boy. Merry Christmas and the best New
"D" SHIFT COATING
By Nathan Reed
Well, well, that enviable
month of the year in which
Christmas falls has finally ar
rived. Sometimes it seems
that too much emphasis is
placed on the commercial end
of Christmas and very little
on the real meaning of the
holiday — the birth of the Christ child. With due
respect to other towns, we notice that the annual
Christmas parade of floats etc., for the town of
Hendersonville was based on the theme of putting
Christ back in Christmas. From all reports, it was
a very good parade.
Members of Coating wish to extend their sym
pathy to Harold Orr and his father, James Orr of
the Watchman’s force on their recent bereavement.
To Ray Winchester we extend this query —
What is the real reason behind a crooked finger
and a voice saying "Come with me. We need
Sometimes we find it better to stay home —
completely out of sight — especially on grave
yard, eh Ray?
"D” Shift had a blow-out recently on their long
week end. Everyone attending enjoyed themselves
to the fullest extent, although there were a few
familiar faces missing.
Dewey Corn seemed to be right on the ball that
night — His bluff really worked — especially on
two or three guys.
This being the month of deer hunting—we still
haven’t heard of anyone in "D” Shift from the
towers being lucky enough to bring in his "buck”.
Joe Whitmire says he has one. He’s just letting
it run loose—fattening it up for next year.
Anyone not believing that witches and goblins
ride around these parts, even after Halloween,
should contact Harold for verification—It’s not
even safe to roll a truck anymore.
Well as a parting thought—I looked up the
word Democracy the other day—just to find where
we got the word. It comes from Greece—as do
many words in the English language. It’s a com
bination of two or three Greek words meaning:
The right of the people to rule themselves.
See you next month.
By R. L. Parker
Well, here goes nothing. As was said, the night
we gave George Ryder a going away party, "we
sure are going to miss George”. Well, right now
he is really being missed by this reporter. We re
ceived a letter from George and he says they are
really catching "it”. He says if the Army training
doesn’t get him, he will probably freeze to death.
In case some one would like to write to him, his
address can be found on the Maintenance Depart
ment bulletin board.
Of all the big deer hunters we have in our de
partment, D. L. Thorne seems to be the only one
with any luck. In case you haven’t heard, Thorne
got an eight pointer, but there must be something
fishy about it, because he hasn’t had much to say.
Maybe he is just being modest.
I hear Jimmy Reese is sporting a new '52
Chevy station wagon. Next, he will probably be
doing bus service from Hendersonville to Pisgah
We are glad to have Budgie Fraser and Leonard
McCall back on the job after being out for six
weeks each for an operation. Furman Bennison
has been out for about six weeks for an operation
which doesn’t seem to want to heal up. Hope he
will be back with us soon.
If you see some foreign looking fellow with a
fox tail under his nose, hanging around the lead-
burner’s shop, be not alarmed, it is only "Dcy
Dock” Siniard sporting a new mustache.
If, at anytime you want someone to buy a coke
for you, just get in touch with Johnnie Harris.
They say he has been buying them for just about