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employees* of High Point Weaving
and Hillcrest Throwing Plants of
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Sadie Lee Walker
Vada Chandler Kat Church
Mary Coltrane Mary Fender
Beulah Kidd Jane Stewart
Mary Phillips Kathleen Shives
Vera Smith Joe Ward
W’c were \cr\- nnich interested in
noting the fact that the first depart
ment to report the completion of the
current Red Cross Drive was an all
\eteran deiwrtment and that the>
signed np 1009^. This department was
the Warehouse at High Point.
We think this is significant first in
the fact that they were able to sign up
100% and secondly sijice it is an all
\eteran de))artment, tliat it indicates
the feeling of our servicemen for the
good work which the Red Cross has
done during the war and will continue
to do in pcace. Wc take this oppor
tunity to congratulate e\'ery member
of this dci)artnient in making evident
their good will Vo a \\ orthy cause.
We feel that it would be well to
coiDinent editorially on the safety rec
ord recentl\ -.^cd at High I’oint. We
should like to^>oint out that the in
jured eni])loyee, illie Mae Sink was
most coopcrati\e in her desire to con
tinue her work and disjjlayed the best
s])ortsmanship and interest in our safc-
t\- record that has come to our atten
tion in a long time, ^^'e keenly re
gret, as will many of her friends that
medical advice has deemed it neces
sary for her to submit to another oper
ation but we know that she will recei\e
tlie best attention that medical science
has to offer.
How We Earn
Farmers trade food for clothes and
shoes and automobiles. City peo])le
trade clothes and shoes and automo
biles for food. The facts of trade are
clouded by faitli in money, faith in
Money is a handy means of storing
up work to trade off later. Ixiws are
needed to keep order, ^^’e tr\ to use
laws to fix e\erything that goes wrong.
Xeitiier laws nor money can cliange
If we double the supply of money,
we do not thereb>' double the supph'
of hats, shoes, automobiles — or food.
I’ass a law that says one hog must
buy one suit of clothes, or \iee versa.
\\ hat will hai)pcn? Tlie farmer will
offer tlie skinniest hog that is legal;
the tailor will tr\- to get b\' with the
shoddiest suit of clothes he can. Both
will be worse off. Give the farmer
more mone>’ for fewer hogs, and the
tailor more mone\- for fewer suits —
still neither is better off . . .
It comes down to this: W'e are
short of goods — goods that only work
will make, lire more we fight about
who gets the biggest slice the less pie
there will be. \\'e can’t quarrel and
Ijroduce at the same time.
All that we really earn is what we
produce. Wouldn’t less argument and
more work get us all more goods
I’o have more clothes and shoes and
automobiles and food, soniel)od\ has
got to go to work to produce these
things we all need. And no laws, no
monke\ing with money, will make less
No one can eat money nor
wear laws.—I'rom “Fa’rm Journal,” De
Banner Hutchens has returned to
work after being out sick several weeks.
Our s\ni])athy is extended to Ernest
Lee in the recent death of his grand
father, D. J. Lee of Hattiesburg, Miss.
Charles Craft v\asn’t going to be left
out in a recent game of “Honest
John” even though he lost. He set
, himself u]) to a dixie cup along with
the rest of his game companions.
Nadine Bean recently was the \ictim
of an unusual accident — although it
])ro\ided a hearty laugh for Fthel Dil-
lingcr and her other riders. On the
wa\ home from work one day Nadine
was riding in the back seat dircctly be
hind Fthel when a taxi cab )>assing
them hit a mudhole with full S])eed,
sending a splash of red mud directh
in Nadine’s face. F\en Robert Riple\
couldn’t figure out how it missed
' Fthel, but Nadine won a free beauty
Birthda\ greetings to P’.dith Lambeth
and Wilma Carithers,
Helen Parks, back at work, is a
happy soul as she is m i n u s those
troublesome ton.sils and her hn.sband is
home again after receiving his Arm\
■Ml Hillcrest joins with John Gibson
in the good news that his daughters,
.\\ is and Mar\-, are both receiv ing their
discharges from the service. \\’e hojie
by the next issue to report their return
While attending a ball game re-
ccnth, Marjorie Spencer was all ex
cited and was re:illy having a wonder
ful time. She happened to glance down
at the ground and there at her feet
was laving someone’s watch that liad
droi)])ed out of the c-ase. She began
! investigating, but no one seemed to be
i the owner. l'’inally she looked at her
: arm and found it was her watch that
' had dropped from its case and was lav
ing at her feet.
Fnniec Gamer visited her mother,
Mrs. J. J. Snider, at Denton recently.
While there she visited her childhood
church which has been rccentiv rcb\iilt.
It was really a thrill to her to see the
i beautiful floors and jjcws. The fact
that her father helped to build the
foundation before his death made the
occasion a much more jjleasant one.
Mary Parker visited her sister, Mrs.
Marvin Hedrick, of W'allburg recently.
Mrs. Hedrick at one time received the
good neighbor orchid from Tom Bren-
eman’s jirogram due to some outstand
ing deeds she has done to make life
more jjleasant for others.
Nell Brookbank is thoroughly en
joying her new home on Route N^o. 2.
Birthdav- congratulations to Ruby
Gray and Kathleen Shelton.
A speedv recoverv is wished for Min
nie Conrad’s mother who is quite sick.
Gladys Loflin’s brother, F. C. Loflin,
from Richmond, \’a., visited Gladys
and her mother recentlv.
Mellie Caudell’s home is one of
great happiness due to the return of
her son-in-law, Calvin I'rccman, from
Mary Speneer has been out the lat-
: ter part of I''ebruarv- due to the serious
! illness of her mother, Mrs. L. M.
Anv- time vou are down town and
sec a line formed for nylon hose, look
closelv- and vou will probablv see Hope
and Annie Crouse along w ith Beulah
Kidd. It might be that Hcniry Powell
is in the line some place to see whether
or not thev' have overalls. 'I'liis was
the grou|) in the line at Richardson’s
recentlv-. It was quite a let-down to
all to find nothing at the end of the
line, but it is one ))lace to s]X’nd a
Mr. Webb is celebrating these days
as his son D. B. Webb has received
,his discharge from the .\ir Corps.
Blackankle, N. C., is now minus its
winter snpijlv- of chittlins since Annie
W'ilson recently spent a "filling” week
end at home.
John Clapp, Bessie Moor e, and
Mazie \\'alker hope to welcome spring
with the celebration of March birth
We express our sympathy to Ausbie
Tuggle in the death of his grand
mother, Mrs. I'annie N e 1 s o n, who
passed away on Februarv- 19, 1946, at
her home in Stokes County.
Thomas Chandler bought himself a
gas buggy the other day. From all re
ports there’s nothing like a 1935 Chev
On March 2, 1946, Edgar Mitchell,
bobbin cleaner, retired at the young
age of 72. Edgar savs he regrets Ic-av-
ing his friends and work, but he thinks
his garden will welcome his attention. '
SECOND SHIPl j
Birthday congratulations are in order I
for Mary Holmes and Faye Meadow’s, '
whose birthdavs were l''ebruarv 24 and i
25. ■ ■ j
A hearty welcome goes out to the |
following newcomers in the redrawing ‘
department: Velma Carter, who is a
niece of Mrs. Clata Carter, and Pauline
I,athan, who hails from Tennessee.
Edith Spivy recentlv- spent the week
end in Sanford, N. C., visiting her
Clara McGuire is back at w-ork after
being out sick for a few- days.
'I’he “Laster Girls” had as their Sat
urday night guests Miss Mary Laster
and ^lrs. Marvin J. Cook of Flkin.
They accompanied their guests back to
\yc are glad to see Dot I laynes back
at work after being called to Mississippi
due to the death of her grandfather.
Say girls, if you want blonde hair,
.see Bill Anthony. He might tell you
how- he fixes his.
ReiJorts from James N'estal arc that
he has had a good time since his
brother Rov- has been home on fur
Hassahn Holden is back at work
after being out a week with her hus
band who has just received his dis
Two newcomers in the winding de
partment are familiar faces around Hill
crest to many. F.thel Phillips has been
transferred from the cone winding
’.vhile Lillie Hanes worked here several
Betty Jean Stewart and Ola Mae
W(K)d are the two new- learners on
skein winding. Betty Jean is a home
town girl, but Ola is from near l';ikin.
Until recently Ola has been working
at the Firestone Plant in \\'inston-
Maude Styles liis recently been ,iwav- !
from work witliBu.
Aster Spivey Went a week-end re
centlv with his larents near Robins, i
N, C. 1
We vvckome ^he following new
comers to the S])inning department:
Gray Wall, Ch: :les Phillips, and Reid
Hanes, w ho i^Jjk v- e t e r a n with 14
months ovcrsais to his credit.
Rettie Garner has recovered from a
recent illness; ^and wc hope Dallas
W'ood, who has been sick, will be back
with us by the time this issue of the
paper is out.
Juiinita Hester has returned to Hill
crest after working for some time in
BRENDA CARROLL, young daughter of Hillerest’s Eula Carrol!
and High Point W'eaving’s returned veteran, Paul Carroiy: quite a young
lady despite the fact that she has yet to celebrate a birthday, Brenda, a
Ixap Year baby, arriving in the v\orId on Febriury 29, 1944, is already
planning “big doings” for that first birthday in 1948.
it. We are glad to report that all are
in tip-top shape now.
Ruby Gray, first shift skein winder,
w-orked third shift for a week recentlv.
Wc enjoyed having a first shifter share
our night life.
Eugene Miles is back at Hillcrest
after serving about four years in the
Pacific. Glad to have vou back,
Third shift .seems to have been bit
ten by the flu bug this month. Wade
Walker, Minnie Phillips, Amos Crotts,
Mary Phillips, F’allie Keever, and John
Miles have all been absent because of
Mary Ilendriek’s little son Stephen
is mightv proud these days of those
two new teeth.
\\’c extend belated birthday greet
ings to Herman Jones as his birthday
was I'ebruary 2.
Amos Crott’s daughter Oi)helia was
married reccntlv. She and her husband
are spending their honeymoon in ,\t-
lantic City. N. J.
Congratulations to Janie Bowers,
who celebrated her third wedtliiig an
niversary March 1. 1 ler husband has
been discharged from the .\rniy so this
should be an unusually happy anni
Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. i
George Parks, who celebrated their first |
wedding anniversary February 26. Mol- I
lie Parks is employed in the s])inning i
Has anyone seen the little gray kittv-
that adopted Hillcrest as its home? The
third shift would appreciate any news
of our friend for we are worried about
Recently Ed W’illiams, new' detail ;
man, proved himself superior to Buek :
Davis in the knowledge of fistic lore. i
Seems that Buck and Ed couldn’t agree |
on the race of a certain boxer; but, [
some investigating, Fd sujjislied the i
evidence to make him winner.
“Februarv- is truly the month of fa
mous birthdays,” say Anne Garrett and
Kat Chureh. ^^’onder why they should
No it wasn’t something he ate that
turned him green, but seems that Lou
Callicutt just had a little misunder
standing with a can of green paint.
Ask John Trotter about the new-
tyjje of hot dog that’s out — watcha
call it now, John? \\'ell, anyhow, he
had one over at Dallas McCiuirc’s
house one night and couldn’t even bite
it — much less chew it. Turned out to
be a ])iece of rubber hose with all the
hot dog trimmings.
Of the answers to the photo-qni/.
published in the February issue, we
wish to announce that there hav e been
no winners, that is to say nobody got
all of the answers right. 'I’hc following
are the correct answers:
1. The former ])ersonnel su])ervisor at
High Point was Cameron Deans.
2. The most serious expression in the
group was Jordan Spencer.
3. 'I'he most glowing bald head was
4. A well dressed loom fixer who is
noted for hunting was Adrian Wat
5. 'I'he truest profile was Carl Tuttle.
6. The person who is know n for abil- j
itv- to fry fish and the wreck of
"Ole 97” was Henry Smith.
7. The person sporting the mustache
and has a “bird’s eye view” was
Grady Safevvright. !
Several persons came verv- close to |
winning and we hope that our readers
enjoyed the fun.
At an impressive home ccrcmony on
February 16, 1946, Miss Opal Davis,
Hillcrest employee, became the bride
of James Paul Griffin with Rev. C. B.
Newton, pastor of the Calvarv' Meth
odist church, officiating.
1'he bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Davis, is cmiiloyed in the first
shift soaking department at Hillcrest.
The groom, also a Hillcrest employee,
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Griffin of Laurel Hill, N. C. James re-
ceivc-d his discharge from the Army
Signal Corp in October, 1945. after
two yeiirs’ service overseas.
OPAL DAVIS GRIFFIN