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What, No Cherries? . . .
Published monthly by and for the
employees of High Point Weaving
and Hillerest Throwing Plants of
Burlington Mills Corporation. Edited
by the Plant Personnel Departments.
Member of the American Association
of Industrial Editors
Sadie Lee Walker
Vada Chandler Kat Church
Mary Coltrane Mary Fender
Beulah Kidd Jane Stewart
Mary Phillips Kathleen Shives
Vera Smith Joe Ward
This Is Your Battle^ Too
At his side in war and peace is the
American Red Cross, because the Red
Cross battle goes on for your men
overseas, your men in hospitals, and
\our veterans. \\^ar is ne\er o\er for
the Red Cross and for these three
groups the Red Cross carries on its
Well-known for its help o\’erseas
during the war, duties of the Red Cross
were not lessened but highlighted and
intensified by the ending of hostilities.
Men still overseas find themselves
with time on their hands and the Red
Cross brings home close to them in the
form of good American fun. Men in
hospitals with problems of readjust
ment after months of battle life find
solace and solutions for their troubles
through Red Cross hospital worker:
and facilities. Veterans finding them
selves suddenly faced with becoming
ci\ilians again are helped in the Red
Cross stay at their sides as long as
Not only will tli|' problems of war
time and resultingfpeace problems be
handled by the .'^nerican Red Cross
but continuous volunteer activities
w hich reach out to c\ ery hamlet in the
United States will still be carried on
— emergency work and instruction work
with first aid, iJine nursing, water
safety and accident prevention.
All this and mure make up what the
Red Cross stands for with its red sym
bol of help. March this year will be
Red Cross Drive month. Each of you
will be given an op]X)rtuni^ to partici-
pate in bringing your soldier, sailor or
IHROWING DEPARl MEN r
We are ver>- sorry to lose our good
I friend Gray Mairella. Her husband is
I home from overseas and they will
: probably make their home in Newark,
Agnes Caudell and Roy Hartgrove
were married January 24th in Colum
bia, S. C. They journeyed to Atlanta
for a short wedding trip. W'e wish
them both all the hap])iness in the
W'e were sorry to learn that Edith
Talley’s son was sick but glad to report
that he is better.
It seems that Iona Griffin and Rosa
Floyd have been hospitalized. We hope
they will soon be well and out again.
W'e are glad to ha\ e Mildred Conn
working with us again. She is now
Mrs. Mildred Romaniak.
Jackie Brown’s mother is recovering
from bronchial pneumonia. W'e hope
she has fully recovered.
Danny \\'illiams, ex-marine and
brother of Lillian Williams is home
and discharged now.
\\'e’re glad to hear that Edna South
ern’s husband, Cliarles, is in New
York. He landed there January 8th
and will be in the army until June.
Peggy Reece is all smiles now that
her husband is in the states. Best of
luck to you both, Peggy.
'I'he second shift lost their steamer,
Robert Nooe on January 30th. He left
for the marines January 31st. Good
luck Robert. Bill Payne took o\cr as
our steamer and we welcome him.
W^e wish to welcome Lester Boling
as a nev\'comer to our second shift.
W'e’re glad to see Wilma F ields back
at work after being out w’ith her son,
Herbert L;me, who was very sick. Glad
to report Herbert is much better.
Second shift, throwing department
enjoyed a chicken stew with dum])lings
Saturday night, January 25th. 'I’hanks
to Mrs. Smith, wife of Henry Smith
for doing the grand cooking and mak
ing that black coffee. A good time was
had by all.
We welcome Ollie Newbv and Mar
gie Everhart to the second shift W’ind-
Annie Haynes' sou, Paul, who has
been home on thirt\' days’ furlough,
left for Fort Bragg Mondav, January
Louise Smith’s nephc\\. Hilly Ray
Loflin, home on leave from Camp Mc
Clellan, Alabama, is \isiting her for a
W'c wish to welcome to second shift
U. S. 'r. Spinning Department: Dewey
Robinson, Ralph Brown, and David
marine back home safely through offer
ing your contribution to the soldier’s
friend — the American Red Cross.
Williams. To the 5-B Department W'e
welcome Duke Davis and Doris Ruffin.
We were indeed sorry to lose Annie
Hill from the third shift but we do
hope she soon recovers from her ill
ness and hope that she can return to
work after she has rested for a while.
W'e welcome V'ictor Wright to the
Winding and Redraw Dejiartnient.
If anyone has a dog they want to
give away, see Bill Jones, third shift
foreman. Bill enjoys listening to them
bark while he is sleeping.
Have you seen the pretty diamond
Ruth Blevins is wearing? We are all
wondering when the happy e\ent is
going to take place.
We were sorry to learn that Mildred
Hunsucker was on the sick list and
hopes she has fully recovered.
We wish to express our deepest
sympathy to Viola Hester, former em
ployee in Preparator>' Department, in
the death of her husband, Teed, who
was killed in an automobile accident
near Red Springs recently.
Guess Myrtie Jacobs is happy as her
husband, Charles, comes home pretty
often on the week-ends. Hope he gets
his discharge soon, Myrtle.
W'e certainly hope Allene Hawk is
much better now after being out sick
for a week recently.
Seems that Esther Corns has been
having additions to her family. Her
daughter, Dena, was married recently
to James Beeson. Our congratulations
to the young couple.
Have you noticed Paul Spencer’s
limp? He says he stumbled over a
W'e’re glad to have W'arren Drum
mond with us in the W'arp Room
and Dave Miller in the Slasher room.
Hope they both enjoy working with
Jack Stewart is sweeper in the W'ar|i
Room now and he is also Arthur
fones’ father-in-law. Better be careful,
W'e were sorry to lose Elbert Ty-
singer to the High Point Creamery.
Here’s hoping he likes his new job
but we sure will miss him.
Sorr>- to hear that I'loyd Angel’s
wife is in the hospital. W'e all wish
her a s])eedy recovery.
W'e are glad to w*l'cfome the follow
ing newcomers; Elizabeth Hager, Oniie
I'lynt, Gerry Hull, and Joseph Scott.
Hope you ail enjoy working with us.
W'e wish to extend our synipath>
in the hour of bereavement to Emma
Johnson whose mother passed away in
'I he modern George W'ashington is here represented by Tommy Hunt,
five-year-old son of Beulah and Ray Hunt at High Point Throwi^ig.
lai^ 1 ztl
W''e were sorry t?%arn that Grace
Britt’s aunt fell and broke her hip.
Hoi)e she is much improved.
W'e welcome to our departmeent the
following newcomers: Donald _ Ray
Gunter, Louise Hill, and Fairy Hill.
Treats On The House ♦ ♦ ♦
I io])c yon all enjoy working with us.
Bessie Goiide has been out v\ith her
little girl who has been quite ill. W'e
hope she is well on her way to a speedy
Fairy Hill is back at work after being
out with the flu.
W'e are glad to have Myrtle Evans
back working with us again.
Alta Northcott and Lucille Briles
have had a bit of sickness. Hope they
are much better now.
W'e are glad to welcome Grace
Meredith back on third shift. She has
been on the first for the past year.
W'elcome back, Grace.
Frances Tuttle has been out sick re
cently. Glad to have her back with us.
After the formality of the awards was over, refreshments and drinks were served for which the supenisors were
hosts. Above Cecil Spencer, first shift W'inding and Redraw—Atwood foreman, is serving drinks. Also seen in the fore
ground are J. B. Hassell, Carl Staley, Dewey Cox, Ruby Carter, Ethel Cox, Mallie Alderman. In the background we
think we see Everett Alderman, Bill Jones (minus hair), Mr. Covington, “Bud” Northcott, Joe Church, Bruce Hedrick,
R. A. Pickard, Hal Ballard. George Estes, Bob Phillips, and Vernon Johnson.
W'e welcome Ray Coble who is a
nev^comer to our deijartmcnt and we
hope he enjoys his work with us.
W'e extend our synijjatln to Mr.
W'hite, gateman, whose sister jjasscd
away on January 17th.
W'e are glad to sec Ruth 'I'uttle
and Seth Biggs back at work after be
ing on the sick list for a fcv\' days.
Mary McCormick and husband are
at home at 1115 Fast Russell Street.
Mary says the welcomc mat is out for
her many friends.
It seems that Drew McLean had a
little difficulty getting to work during
the icy weather. Drew stopped to
give a hitch-hiker a lift and had quite
a time getting started off again. Drew
says its thumbs down for hitch-hikers
from now on.
W'e are sure that all who attended
the awarding of the flag for our record
of a million manhours without a lost
time accident were well rewarded.
Safety should be our watch word
whether we are working or playing.
Accidents are no respector of persons.
You may be next. So let us work safe,
' play safe, and be safe, and make a
safety record we can really be proud of.
, Faydean Bullin is very happy these
days. Her husband has just returned
I home after more than two vears in the
■ anned services overseas. W'e rejoice
with you, Faydean.
I Virginia Hiatt reports that Florida is
a fine place, a land of sunshine.
flowers, and fruit. She^cently spent a
week-end there and brought back
oranges that she picked herself. She
visited in Mulberry, Morida.
Grandpa Cagle is the man with all
smiles. Yes sir, Carret Cagle is really
proud of his grandson, Arnold D.
Cagle, Jr., who celebrated his birthday
January 21st. Arnold, Sr. has receiyed
his discharge from the^oast Guards
after serving three ?®rs and four
months with Uncle Sa-.n’s forces and
now the family is reunited.
Henry Head says he can thank his
Lord more than ever before that he
is living. Henry was on his way to
w’ork one night recently when a sol
dier, driving a car came out a dirt
road near Thomasville into the high
way and hit Henry’s car. The car
turned over but Henry didn’t get a
On our sick list recently were Eva
Young and Chester Jack Hepler. Glad
yon are both better.
Elsie Cox had a misfortune when
all the ice was on the ground. She
fell against a car and cut her eye.
Hapjjy birthday to Mr. J. K. Bivens
who celebrated his 70th birthday Jan
W'e W'elcome the following new' em
ployees to our Department: Jewel
Rowe, Merle Jones, and Olin Parks
w'ho was recenth- transferred from the
sho]3, and Arnold B. Stoker, Navy vet
W'e W'ere sorry to lose Bill Williams
but he decided he’d see how' he liked
those “Bell Bottom 'I’rousers.” Gooci
luck sailor, and happy landing!
We are glad to report that Charlie
Doby is feeling fine now after a few
W'e were sorry to learn that George
Estes has been hospitalizd but we hope
he is well on the road to recovery'.
Jake Freedle is now sporting a new
car. By the looks of that big car, he
can take the entire W^arehouse force
for a ride.
It seems Rudolph Frith couldn’t be
outdone by Jake Freedle so he pur
chases himself a 1940 Chrysler. Happy