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Famous Girl Hypnotist To Perform Here
When Joan Brandon, famous girl hypnotist and magician,
appears here Saturday, December 15 under sponsorship of
the Carolina Cooperative Council, the audiences will be seeing
one of the nation’s outstanding entertainment acts and a
World-renowned performer who has appeared before royalty
in several European countries and who has been widely
acclaimed by audiences from coast to coast in the United
The children of all employees are invited to the program
in the Leaksville-Spray junior high school auditorium Satur
day, December 15, at 2:30 o’clock. The entertainment will be
specially designed for children, with emphasis on tricks of
magic. Tickets may be obtained from the departmental
foremen at Fieldcrest.
All employees are invited to the evening performance
“First Lady of Magic and Hypnotism” . . .
at 7:30 o’clock on the same date. Tickets are available upon
request from the foremen as long as the supply lasts. Tickets
are necessarily limited by the number of seats in the audi
torium and will be distributed on a first come, first served
Among royalty Miss Brandon has entertained are the
Kings of Denmark, Sweden, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor,
the Duke and Duchess of Kent, Prince Andre of Greece and
the Prince of Monaco. A glamorous blonde who is smart
enough to lecture before learned groups. Miss Brandon is
acclaimed as the world’s foremost lady magician. She was
the first girl magician to appear on a television broadcast, hav
ing performed for BBC in London, England, NBC in New
York, and Dumont in New York.
She has spoken on New York’s famed Cooper Union
Forum in an address debunking spiritualism. She is an
authority in her field and is the author of several books on
magic and spiritualism. She is currently working on another,
a textbook on hypnotism for doctors and medical students.
Her lectures on psychology and hypnotism are included in
several college curriculums.
She travels 80,000 to 90,000 miles a year and has played
in practically every major city in the United States and
Europe. One of her brothers, Jack, serves as Joan’s manager.
The other, Don, began his internship at New York’s Bellevue
Hospital July 1.
She has hypnotised 250,000 persons in her career. In
some of her performances she hypnotises as many as 40
persons at one time. In her act she usually draws 10 to 20
people to the stage and has them do various stunts to prove
they are under her wiU. She is billed as the only lady in the
world able to hypnotise subjects and perform with audience
participation. Reports indicate that her own type of audience
participation and variety program make her a sensation.
Participants for the hypnosis part of her act are always
selected at random from the audience without any advance
notice. She is very strict about this to prevent any possible
charges of collusion against her famous act. She has a stand
ing offer of $10,000 to anyone who can prove she uses
Miss Brandon began her career at the age of 14, having
been taught Ijy her father, who was also a magician.. She
has studied magic in 11 different languages. Although she
continues to do such amazing tricks as producing seven live
rabbits from an empty container and other feats for children’s
audiences, her strong point is mass hypnotism. In this act
she puts the volunteers from the audiences into a trance and
suggests to them any number of things to do—and they do it!
Wilder Pension Plan
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longest record was that of Taylor M.
Hundley, of the Towel Mill, who had
years and one month of continuous
Brewer Whitten, also of the Towel
^ill, had 36 years and eight months;
■^ohn B. Jones of the Synthetic Fab
rics Mill had 35 years and four .months;
"liss Minnie J. Bryant, of the Finish
ing Mill, had 34 years and 10 months
Continuous service for others was as
follows; George W. McAlister, Sheeting
^ill (early), 31 years, nine months;
“esse j. Barrow, Towel Mill (early),
years; Posy L. Arnold, Towel Mill
(early), 30 years, 11 months; Lester W.
Bolick, Sheeting Mill, 28 years, eight
months; Mrs. Odell C. Kreger, Towel
Mill, (early), 27 years, 10 months; Mrs.
Annie S. Giles, Central Warehouse,
(early), 22 years, nine months; Mrs.
Martha A. Vestal, Blanket Mill, 22
years, nine months; Mrs. Estelle H.
Shaw, Towel Mill, (early), .21 years,
10 months; Hubert W. Ashburn, Towel
Mill, 20 years, two months; Mrs. .Min
nie Culp, Bleachery, 12 years, eight
months; Mrs. Pearl T. Farmer, Cen
tral Warehouse, (early), 12 years, six
A lady traveling with a friend on
an airplane said to the pilot:
“Now don’t go faster than sound—
we want to talk.”
Top Quality Weavers
Listed For Towel Mill
Top quality weavers at the Towel
Mill for recent weeks are listed below.
The mill gives recognition to the weav
ers with the lowest per cent of seconds
in relation to the standards for the
various loom groups.
Week Ending November 25
Dobby Terry—Henry Pagans
Jacquard Terry—Pete Ramsey
Draper & Cam Terry—Culas Hundley
Week Ending November 18
Dobby Terry—James Witt
Jacquard Terry—Frank Bradley
Draper & Cam Terry—Evelene Adkins
Week Ending November 11
Dobby Terry—James Witt
Jacquard Terry—Tonsie Cruise
Draper & Cam Terry—Reubin Belton
Monday, December lo, i956