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Noted Checker Wizard Plays Exhibition at Draper ‘Y’ Thomas Cole Is New
Member Of Cost Dept.
Thomas H. Cole, a native of Sanford,
joined the Fieldcrest Cost Department
Monday, January 3. He will devote his
time chiefly to learning cost work at
the various mills in preparation for
special assignments in the future.
Mr. Cole was engaged in bookkeeping
work in Raleigh from 1938 until he en
tered the Navy in 1942. He enlisted as a
storekeeper amd went to the Academy
and was graduated as ensign and was
transferred immediately to the Pacific
where he served for 18 months on an
LST. He was discharged in 1946 and
entered the University of North Caro
lina where he has just received his B. S.
degree in Accounting.
He is married to the former Miss An
nie Laurie Williamson of Clarksville,
Va. They have an apartment with the
J. R. Brays on Highland Drive.
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Tommie Wiswell, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
one of America’s foremost checker
players is shown at left as he played
G. C. Swinney, of the Blanket Jack
Spinning and checker authority of the
Tri-Cities, in an exhibition game at
Draper Y. M. C. A. Saturday, December
18. Wiswell played all comers, playing
20 opponents simultaneously. He won
32 games, lost one and played seven
games to a draw. Harry Davis, of
Leaksville, Rockingham County com
missioner, was the only player to beat
A large crowd enjoyed the exhibition.
Wiswell spent the week-end in Draper
as guest of Mr. Swinney.
Joyces of Fieldale Win Honors in Family Tournament
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WAGE BUREAU SANTA:—Although
Floda Somers apparently doesn’t think
much of the idea, Santa Claus at the
Central Wage Bureau Christmas tree
December 23 insisted that everyone
open their gifts immediately. Floda
works at Draper Wage Bureau and
Raymond Endicott (Santa Claus) at
Shown above are members of the
Joyce cage team of Fieldale who won
honors in the national family basket
ball tournament at Wilson December 30.
Left to right are Dean, Alvis, J. B.,
Wallace, and James Joyce.
The Joyce five was defeated 33 to 28
by the Clark Twins, of Huntington, Ind.,
ultimate winners of the tournament.
The Clarks won the championship by
downing the Hartleys, of High Point,
45 to 44.
The Joyce five went on to win the
consolation event by defeating the
Conrads of Thomasville, 44 to 43, in an
overtime struggle. The Joyces had to
play the last three minutes of the regu
lation game and the overtime period
with just four players when J. A. Joyce,
a forward, fouled out.