JUNE 20, 1952
Ed Pike, roller oiler, spent the
Week end of May 30 in Knoxville,
Tenn, Ed attended the home com-
at Shady Groves Baptist
Church in Knoxville.
Whit Webster, speeder tender,
spent a week of his vacation fish-
Employees of the Carding De
partment welcomed Bessie Gates,
drawing hauler, back to work after
10 weeks of illness.
William Cosey, speeder tender,
and Mrs. Cosey spent their vaca
tion at Parris Island, S. C.
Edna Harris, speeder tender,
attended the graduation of her
niece, Barbara Ann Vick, from Cen-
t^’al High School in Charlotte,
Wilma Weaver, wife of Clyde
Weaver, card tender, is in the Gar
rison General Hospital for treat
are glad to have Hobart
nger, drawing tender, back at
after an absence of three
*Wonths because of illness.
Donald Waters, son of W. E.
aters, speeder tender, and Mrs.
aters, left for the Navy in May
^nd is now stationed in San Diego,
alif., for basic training.
Pfc. John P. Starnes, son of
®ck Starnes, and Mrs. Starnes,
pinner, is now in San Francisco,
awaiting orders to be
shipped overseas. Pat recently
spent 30 days at home.
Hazel Ward, spinner, was ad
mitted to the Gaston Memorial
June 8, for a minor opera-
h Chastain, spinner, and her
and, Marvin, mill wright, re-
orted a most enjoyable trip
th^^T Asheville, Bakersville, and
® Indian Reservation recently.
Hyleman, spinner, and Ruth
spooler, visited in Wheaten,
Carrigan, Jr., son of Carl
St spinning doffer, is now
in Japan. “Sonny”, as he
br friends, is the
jje? Christine Clark, Person-
he ®P®rtment. He would like to
his friends here. His
Carrigan, Jr., U. S.
Sta r Camp Kobe, Japan,
rp, San Francisco, Calif.
catf*h doffer, caught a 5 lb.
sizeH^ • several other good
Je Kiser’s Lake,
his roving bolster, and
spent an enjoyable week
to Oak Ridge, Knoxville,
of Willie Broome, both
pjg Panning Department, spent a
Week end at Bridgewater.
the 0*^ Mauney, yarn man, is in
a jj,: ^®ton Memorial Hospital for
had Baker, spooler tender,
^^®sts recently her brother,
IJoi^ ^^llman, and his wife of
^ollie E. Grimsley, son of
^Hmsley, warper tender,
SeatfiJ Grimsley, returned to
^ash., where he will be
O. K. Forrester, Spooling Over
seer, and his wife recently spent
a few days with friends in Char
Fran Clemmer of Durham, N. C.,
is spending the summer with Nell
Bolick, winder tender.
A/2C Frontus M. Liles, Jr., is
spending a month with his parents,
Frontus Liles, speeder tender, and
Loma Liles, warper tender. Fron
tus is stationed at Randolph Field,
Mrs. Norman Guyton, spooler
tender, is spending a month in
Lillian Alford, a former em
ployee of Firestone, completed her
beautician course at Richardson
Beauty College, Charlotte, N. C.
Mable Hanna, tie-in-hand, served
as her model in Raleigh, N. C.,
June 2, when Mrs. Alford went
down to get her license from the
Ruby Riley, respooler, is back at
work having been in the hospital.
She is feeling much better now.
Grace Stowe, yarn checker, is
back on her job being out for an
Annie Cosey, winder tender, and
William Cosey spent the week end
in South Carolina with Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Bennett.
James Moses, cable sweeper, is
very active at the Wesley Metho
dist Church, serving as superin
tendent of the Sunday School.
Eunice Jacobs, respooler, and
Oscar Jacobs attended the gradua
tion exercise of their daughter-in-
law, Nancy Jacobs at Central Col
lege, Central, S. C.
Mrs. Ruth McGhee, respooler, is
back at work after a week of va
Mrs. Martha Cogdill, mother of
Jake Cogdill, tape man, had a heart
attack and was admitted to the
Sylvia Hospital, Sylvia, N. C.
Maude Jordan, ply doffer, is
back at work after a weeks’ vaca
tion at Windy Hill Beach, S. C.,
and Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Pfc. Janelle Hughes, daughter of
Evelyn Hughes, respooler, is home
fromFort Lee, Va., for a few days.
Ralph Whitesides, twister doffer,
and his wife, Marjorie Whitesides,
yarn hand, have moved into their
new home on the Linwood Road.
Tom Fowler, section man, is a
patient at the Gaston Memorial
Glenn Taylor^ twister doffer,
spent the week of June 1 in
Floyd Brendle, twister tender,
is having a lot of luck these days.
Floyd caught a Carp, weighing
7 3/4 lbs. at Plyler Lake.
Kenneth McGaha, twister ten
der, and Mrs. McGaha have an
nounced the arrival of a baby son
on June 9.
Sympathy is extended to James
Angel, twister tender, on the recent
death of his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Williams
of Boomville, Ind., were the guests
of W. G. Queen, yarn man, and
Mrs. Queen, reclaimer, June 7.
Edna Queen, reclaimer, and hus
band, W. G., yarn man, have been
remodeling their home.
Welcome to a new employee in
Twisting Department, Aileen
Meet Your Reporter
Nell Bolick, winder tender, is
first shift reporter for the spool
ing department. Her recreational
activities at Firestone include
bowling and softball in both of
which she excells. Miss Bolick
joined Firestone in 1947 and
lives at 805 West Main Street
Two battery hands, Vivian Bum-
gardner and Mickey McDonald,
spent the week end of June 7 at
Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Marshall Parham, shop, and wife,
Evelyn, weaver, spent June 6 visit
ing Woman’s College, Greensboro,
Cpl. Jimmy Dobbins, son of
Blanche Dobbins, weaver, has been
transferred from Fort‘ Benning,
Ga. to Arkansas.
The daughter of Warren Jack
son, warp man, has been in the
hospital, but is getting along very
Peggy Huckaly became the bride
of S/Sgt. Rudolph K. Dean, form
er employee, at a ceremony at
York, S. C. A reception was held
at the home of the bridegroom’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim A.
Burdette. After a trip to the
mountains, S/Sgt. and Mrs. Dean
will be at home in Las Vegas, Nev.
J. M. Tate, retired cloth bailer,
is getting along very well after
suffering a slight stroke on June
Madge Andrews was guest of
honor at a shower at the home of
Mrs. John McCann, tie-in-hand,
and Margaret Styers. Miss An
drews will be married later in
Jane Rice, smash hand, and her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Atkin
son, visited Mr. and Mrs. Hubert
Moss in Aberdeen, N. C. the week
end of June 7.
Dorothy Wilson, battery hand,
and her husband, Gordon, visited
relatives in Charlotte, N. C., Sun
day, June 8.
Vickie Spencer, battery hand, is
in the Gaston Memorial Hospital
for observation. We hope that she
will soon be improved.
Howard Moses, brusher machine
operator, was called home due to
the illness of his father. Bill Moses,
of Sylvia, N. C.
Eva Stockton, inspector, is in
the Gaston Memorial Hospital and
we hope she will soon be back at
Gordon Wilson, second hand, and
family spent the week end of June
7 in Sumter, S. C.
Ruby Blaylock, inspector, spent
the week end of June 7 with her
husband at Fort Bragg.
Anne King, secretary to Mr.
Frank Davis, has announced her
engagement to James Edward
Carpenter. The wedding will take
place on June 28 at the First Pres
byterian Church of Gastonia.
Pete McArver, second hand, and
wife spent the week end of May
30 at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Jack Gilreath, yarn man, and
his family motored to Robbinsville
the week end of June 7.
Sid Davis, fixer, and Katherine
Davis, winder tender, and their
family spent the week end of May
30 at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Sandy King, yarn man, and his
family spent the week end of May
30 in Georgia with relatives.
Ruby Withers, winder tender,
had her daughter and children
from Jersey City, N. J., as guests
for two weeks in June.
Vivian Parham, daughter of
Marshall Parham, bench man, and
Mrs. Parham, tie-in-hand in the
Wea,ving Dept., finished the
seventh grade at Chapel Grove
School. Vivian had a perfect at
tendance record for the seven years
that she has been in school.
E. K. Bulman, lathe operator, and
family attended the funeral of his
nephew, Earl Foster, in Spartan
burg, S. C., on May 27.
Reggie Dean, humidifier man,
Betty Dean, and Mr. and Mrs.
Dave Varnadore spent the week
end of May 30 deep sea fishing at
Little River. They reported a fine
Mrs. Hoyt Davis, wife of Hoyt
Davis, mechanic, is at home after
having undergone an operation at
the Garrison General Hospital. She
is getting along fine.
Bill Panther, carpenter, is re
modeling his home on Second
Thurman Clark, lab. clerk, and
his wife spent Memorial holidays
at Kure Beach.
Woodrow Wooten, lab. clerk, and
Thor Giles, spinning doffer, spent
the day recently at Kiser’s Lake,
fishing. Woody is still smiling and
telling of his big catch, a 4 pound
13 ounce cat fish.
We extend our very deepest
sympathy to Jerry Strickland, in
spector, in the death of her mother.
Mrs. Tallent passed away last
Friday, June 6 at her home in
Franklin, N. C.
James Spencer, cable tender, who
suffered injuries in an auto acci
dent, is getting long nicely.
The son of Larkin Thomas, cable
tender, is spending a few days at
home before returning to the Air
Dwight Beattie, cable tender, and
Mrs. Beatte are planning on visit
ing Mrs. Beattie’s father in De
troit, Mich., the third week of
Eula B. Wilson, supervisor of
Payroll Department, and Myrtle
Bradley, cost accountant, paid
compliment to Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Sawyer and Mrs. Rugg, mother
of the latter, of Sao Paulo, Brazil,
with a tempting steak supper in
the garden of Mrs. Wilson’s home
on West Mauney Ave., May 26.
Thirteen guests were present.
Edith Lewis, Main Office, Mary
Lewis, Delcie Lewis, Spinning De
partment, Betty Bradley, Doris
Bradley, and Winifred Conts spent
the week-end of June 7 and 8 at
Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Sympathy is extended to Roy
Carver, shipping clerk, on the re
cent death of his brother. Forest
Helen Craig, Main Office, enter
ed the Gaston Memorial Hospital
June 1 for a minor operation. She
is getting along nicely at the home
of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H, A.
Cauthen on S. Millon St.
Carolyn Sanders, Main Office,
her husband, and daughter spent
the day of June 1 in the moun
All of the friends of Minnie Kil
by, Insurance Department, express
their deep sympathy in the death
of her mother, Mrs. J. V. Hall on
Sunday, June 1.
Ralph Johnson, Recreation Di
rector, had his tonsils removed re
cently but is now back working at
his recreational program.
J- E. Spencer, Employment
Manager, Mrs. Spencer, and their
daughter, Mrs. Frances Wilson,
nurse in First Aid, and her family
made a trip through the Great
Smokies National Park over the
week end of June 14. In this way
they celebrated Mrs. Wilson’s
birthday which was on Saturday,
Monf Beaver, Twisting
SYMPATHY is extended to the
family of Mont L. Beaver, an em
ployee of the twisting department,
who died Sunday, June 8, after
several weeks’ illness. He had been
employed at Firestone Textiles
since March 1948 having moved
here from Murphy, N. C. where
he had worked as a farmer. His
body was returned to Murphy for
burial. He is survived by his wife,
Madge, and the following children:
Mrs. Trula Ball, reclaimer; Roland,
rayon doffer; and Peggy, Jean,
Raymond, Thomas, Max, John,
Care, and Kenneth of the home.
Talented Jo Ann Johnson
Wins Music Scholarship
JO ANN JOHNSON, 17, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Johnson,
both long time Firestone em
ployees, is the winner of a music
scholarship to the Transylvania
Music Camp which was awarded
jointly by the Gastonia Music Club
and the Gastonia Music Education
The $300.00 scholarship will en
title her to attend a six-week in
tensive study music course at the
camp under the direction of James
Christian Pfohl, outstanding con
ductor, composer and professor of
music at Davidson College. She
will be in a class with about 250
other talented musicians from all
over the United States.
Miss Johnson, who lives with her
parents at 206 South Liberty
Street, was highly recommended by
her teachers for her talent in
music and conscientiousness.