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may 20, 1952
Mrs. Grace Neely, speeder ten-
is now a patient at the Garri
son General Hospital.
The Card Room wishes to extend
their deepest sympathy to the
family of Grady Church, speeder
tender, whose father Lloyd Parker
Church, passed away, April 23.
The wife of Arthur Barbee^ in
termediate tender, entered the Me-
iiiorial Hospital for treatment.
The section men of the Carding
department went to Lineberger
^*sh Camp Friday night for fish
supper. In this group were: Lee
O'vens, Carl James, Payton Lewis,
James Smith, Francis Welch, Mar-
’'^in Benton, Sam Bates, and Law
^ Our sympathy goes to Alvin
^arrett, card tender, and J. D.
(iarretl, draw hauler, in the death
)f their grandmother, Mrs. Mary
AMSrd Bill Caskey is spending
a short leave with his parents, Ai-
Caskey, section man and Mrs.
Tollie Peoples, intermediate ten-
is back on his job after an
Pfc. Wilmer Martin has com
pleted his basic training and is
spending a ten day furlough with
IS parents, Joe Martin, drawing
tei^er,^ and Mrs. Martin.
■ Hilderbrand, section man,
an Mrs. Hilderbrand announce the
th of a son, May 1st.
Faile, spinner, and
j „ ’ Faile, wore called to
'because of the
iipr Matthews, spin-
bintv, ^ guest at her home, her
• T been sta-
years for the past four
Mrs. Lucy Allen, spinner is eet-
pital°” Gaston Memorial Hos-
Reid!!/i? doffer, motored to
f ® I’ecently going especial-
^ for his wife who has been a
calTpH^ Miller, spinner, was
t:ause f ^^®®^ssippi recently be-
was call Chastain, spinner,
of the in l^ecause
Woods a"]?'" f "««ther, Mrs.
cvitical’ r’ is in a
'^^^^'hter of Les-
moved on ^o^^sils re-
CJe^eral Hosp^^l Garrison
fortune of^S ^
ing her arm «? Hanna break-
ed at Pivp„i.’ formerly work-
her retirpm ^>^til the time of
home on ^‘esides at her
iieice, Ruhv tr St. with her
We are giaH f
roving George Davis,
after several^V ^i®
Odell Ham sickness.
Bonnie, spi^*^^^’ oiler, and wife,
weeks vacaf^^^’ taking a
While they starting May 5.
ning to take plan
ts the hospitar/'' Ruby,
removed. ® have her tonsils
Mrs. Lola Queen, spinner, visited
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C.
Wiggins, near Sylvia, N. C., Sun
day, April 27. Mrs. Wiggins has
been in bad health for two years.
George Williams, doffer, came
back to work April 28, after being
out for an appendectomy.
Bertie Shead, spinner, has been
in Garrison General Hospital f6r
Lloyd Clark, sweeper, visited Tiis
grandparents at Grandfather
Mountain, N. C., Sunday, May 4.
Spinner Viola Dettmar’s husband
has been on vacation at Sarasota,
Fla., visiting Bill Dettmar.
Oliver Taylor, main mill section
man, was ordained into the Mini
stry at Beach Avenue Missionary
Baptist Church. He has been with
Firestone 17 years. He does his
chui'ch work in the morning and
Lela Rogers and Della Fox, spin
ners, were operated on at the
Miss Ruth Davis, daughter of
Grady Davis, intermediate tender,
and Mrs. Davis, reclaimer, is a
student at the Woman’s College of
the University of North Carolina,
and has been elected to the Phi
Psi Omega, Lenion College Classi
cal Fraternity. Formal initiation
was held April 14.
J. C. Westbrook, section hand,
and Mrs. Westbrook, spooler ten
der, and family visited relatives in
Spartanburg, S. C. Sunday, April
Mrs. Bessie Wells, reclaimer, is
taking her second week vacation
Charles H. Hampton, SUDIVI,
of San Francisco, Calif., nephew of
Mrs. Maggie Reed, spooler tender,
is home on furlough.
J. P. Hart, Jr., creeler hand, is
taking his second week vacation
Jess Parks, second hand, has
been out sick for the past week.
We hope he will soon be able to be
back with us.
Mr. and Mrs. Ore Webb had as
overnight guests recently, Mr. and
Mrs. Grady Padgett of Forest City.
Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Beaver of
Wilkinson Blvd. visited Mrs. Stan
ley Beaver, respooler, over tlTe
Master Sgt. L. T. Parks, brother
of Evelyn Hughes, respooler, is
home from Korea. He will be sta
tioned in Panama City, Fla.
Mrs. W. G. Waldrop, mother of
Eunice Jacobs, respooler, is home
from the hospital and is doing fine.
Oiler Frances Huffman’s little
boy, Nicky, is out of school because
of virus infection.
Mrs. Charles Kaylor, daughter
of Hobart Aldridge, overseer, is
home from the hospital and is do
Hobart Aldridge, overseer, and
Mrs. Aldridge, inspector, had as
guests over the week-end, Mrs. A,
F. Stone, Mrs. L. F. Stone of
Moncks Corner, S. C. and Mrs. L.
F. Stone of Atlanta, Ga.
Garl Anderson, cable doffer,
Kenneth Bell, ply oiler, Belon
Hanna, ply fixer. Hammer Hodge,
ply tender, and Fred Deal, ply
tender, went out deep sea fishing
at Little River over the week-end.
A shower was given by Mrs.
Fogle Thursday night. May 1, at
the Girls Club, honoring Mrs. Dock
Mrs. Stanley Beaver, gave a
shower Saturday night, May 3, at
her home in honor of Mrs. Julie
Leon Keisler, fixer, is able to be
back at work after a few days of
Odell Thomas, twister doffer,
and Mrs. Thomas had as their
guests Sunday, Mr. and Mrs.
James Nixon of York, S. C,
Wayne Crisp, twister doffer, and
Mrs. Crisp, and Mr. and Mrs. Ted
Powell spent the v^neek-end at
Charleston, S. C. visiting the Mag
nolia Gardens and Folly Beach,
Clyde Savage, twister doffer,
and Mrs, Savage are very happy
to announce the birth of a son,
Kenneth Jeroma, weighing 8 lb,
8 oz,, and arrived on April 23, at
the Gaston Memorial Hospital,
David C, Kelly, son of Floyd
Kelly, loom fixer, was admitted to
Naval Hospital, San Diego, Caffif.,
Sgt. Fred Hamrick of Fort
Bragg is spending thirty days fur
lough with his mother, Mrs.
Earline Gordon, weaver,
Mrs, Lillie Crain, weaver, and
daughter, spent the week-end in
Murphy, N, C, and Smokey Mts,
The mother of Mrs. Meta Hewitt,
weaver, is visiting her from Row
land, N, C,
Mrs, Earline Gordon, weaver, en
tertained at her home on Crescent
Lane, honoring her daughter, Mrs,
Jimmy Blanton, recent bride,
Larry Phillips has been in the
hospital with pneumonia,
Mrs. Beatrice Carver, change
hand, and her husband, Roy, spent
the week-end in Asheville, N, C,
with their son, Lionel, and his
wife, Betty Jo.
Sarah Ward, battery hand, and
her family spent the week-end at
their cabin on the river. They had
as their guests Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. J. C, Ruff and Joyce, They
enjoyed fishing and boat riding.
Donald Honeycutt, son of
George Honeycutt, fixer, and Mrs.
Honeycutt, battery hand, has been
ill for the past two weeks. He is
back in school, now.
Alice Tate, battery hand, has
been out with pneumonia, but is
able to be back at work.
Udine Dilling, battery hand, has
been out sick, and we are glad to
have her back at work.
Mrs. Paul Powers, weaver, and
Mrs. Powcers, battery hand, have a
new grandson. A son was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Billy Powers, on
April 28th. Mrs. Billy Powers is
the former Lois Burchfield.
Roy Davis, clerk, Mrs. Davis, and
family plan to attend Memorial
Services at historic Sharm Meth
odist Church in Cleveland County
Sunday, Mother’s Day.
Julius Talmage Rogers, a chemi
cal technician at the Holston De
fence Corporation, Kingsport,
Tenn., is visiting his parents, Rev,
and Mrs. Hobart Rogers on Temple
Ruby Blaylock, cloth burler, was
really beaming this week because
her husband, 2/1/C Samuel Blay
lock, 82nd Airborne Div., is home
for a few days. Samuel is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Blay
Several of the people in the
Cloth Room have been out with
measles the past few weeks. They
are Margaret Davis, Pansey Payne,
and Grace McArver.
Miss Ruby Chapman, tender, and
friends spent 'the week-end at
Eva Hawkins, winder tender,
went fishing the past week-end but
had no luck.
Lillian Smith went to Myrtle
Beach for the week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Withers
spent Sunday at Gardner-Webb
College with their daughter.
Jerry Howie, gear machine op
erator, is the recipient of a $1000
Korean bill sent to him by his
brother, Bill. Billy formerly ran
the gear machine in the shop.
J. N. Crawford, former mechanic
here, recently finished Barber Col
lege in Durham and is now work
ing in the Doctors Building Barber
Shop in Charlotte.
Bill Panther, carpenter, suffered
a stroke while at work on Monday
morning. May 26. He is now in
Gaston Memorial Hospital and
resting very well.
John Fletcher, lathe man, and
Mrs. Fletcher, spent the week-end
of the 27th visiting friends in Bur
lington, N. C.
Earl Moore, carpenter, Jerry
Howie, gear machine operator, and
Mrs, Howie attended the funeral
of Richard Mooi’e on May 26 'in
Joy Robinson, daughter of
Horace Robinson, electrician, play
ed in the piano recital held re
cently at the Gastonia High School.
Bryant Elders, plumber, and
Ml’S. Elders attended a family re
union at Bullafo, S. C., Sunday,
Mrs. Rosie Francum, tool room
keeper, has recently returned to
her old job in the shop.
Miss Bertha Clark, inspector,
had as guests Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Lester Clark and children of
Morganton, N. C.
Mrs. Pearl Aldridge, inspector,
had as overnight guest Saturday,
Mrs. Charles Workman of Rock
Hill, S. C.
Mrs. Jerry Strickland, inspector,
and family spent the week-end
with her mother who is ill at her
home in Franklin, N, C.
Anyone wishing to join the
fishing club, please see Woodrow
Wooten, Quality Control, first
Mrs, Ethel Robinson, inspector,
has as her guest, her mother, Mrs,
O, P, Funderburke of Rock Hill,
Mrs. Grace Spencer, inspector,
had as guests Sunday, Mr, and
Mrs, Coy Davis, Union Road,
Mary Love, daughter of Mr, and
Mrs, Clyde Love, and James Walls,
son of Mrs. Joe Givens, spinner,
were married Saturday, May 3, in
York, S. C.
Fred Morrow, Warehouse super
visor, has decided that Pike fish
ing at Bridgewater is too expensive
for his pocketbook. The cost of 10”
Pike was $18.15 paid in fines.
Better study up on the game laws.
Joe Williams was very much dis
appointed one afternoon at lunch
when he found in his lunch bag a
jar of air and a spoon. On the bag
his wife had written a note, “if you
bring nothing, you carry nothing”.
Lorenzo Friday says that he has
an unusual flock of hens. He has
8 in all and daily finds 4 eggs in
their nests. He explains that,
“Four are laying and four alfe
Mr. Frank W. Davis, cotton buy
er, is attending the American Cot
ton Shippers Association Conven
tion at Los Angeles, Calif., Hotel
Biltmore, May 6 through the 10th,
representing Firestone Textiles,
Division of The Firestone Tire &
Miss Margaret Howard, newest
member of Payroll, recently an
nounced her engagement to Shel
don W. Spencer. The wedding is to
be an event of September. Sheldon
is the brother of Miss Helen
Miss Myrtle Bradley has been
been named “Chairman of Evening
Circles” at the April 24th meeting
of the “Kings Mountain Presby-
terial” held in the Olney Presby
terian Church. Miss Bradley will
hold this office for three years
beginning April 1st. The “Kings
Mountain Presbyterial” consists of
Churches of Gaston, Cleveland,
Lincoln, Rutherford, and Polk
Mr. B. J. Magner of Newbury-
port, Mass, joined the office force
on February 4th. He has been con
nected with “The Firestone Or
ganization” at New Bedford, Mass.
for the past twenty-three years.
Mr. Magner is living at .509 W.
Third Ave. We welcome him to our
Mrs, Eula B. Wilson, Supervisor
of Payioii Dept,, was elected to
the office of “First Vice President”
of the Gastonia Pilot Club, The
Pilot Club is a national organiza
tion made up solely of business
women, Mrs, Wilson began her
new duties on May 1, 1952.
Mary Helen Spencer, Payroll
Dept., was elected to the office
of “Secretary and Treasurer” of
the Music Department of “The Gas
tonia Womans’ Club”. Helen will
begin the duties of her new office
May 1, 1952 and continue througTi
May 1, 1953.
T. B. Ipock, Jr., Director of In
dustrial Relations, attended the
North Carolina Statewide Safety
Conference in Asheville on May
4, 5, and 6.
John Ferguson, son of Charles
Ferguson, plant officer, under
went an emergency operation in a
Shelby hospital in May 5.
Mrs. Lois Woolley, first shift
nurse in First Aid, is now working
with the Insurance Dept. She will
fill in for several months for Mrs.
Minnie Kilby while Mrs. Kilby is
out on leave of absence.
Mrs. Christine Clark, Mr.
Ipock s secretary, and her husband,
Earl, twister doffer, have sold
their home on South Hill St. and
have moved to an apartment on
South Millon, They hope to move
in a few months into their new
home on the Neal Hawkins Road,
which they are now building..
Kenneth Cauthen of the U. S,
Army has returned to his base at
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri,
after spending ten days with his
parents, Mr, and Mrs, H. A. Cau
then. Ken is a brother of Mrs. Dan
Craig, Payroll, and Carolyn San
ders of Main Office.
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