JUNE 20, 1952 NEWS PAGE THKEE IN BRIEF CARDING 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- at Wateree. 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, N. C. Wilma Weaver, wife of Clyde Weaver, card tender, is in the Gar rison General Hospital for treat ment. We Cleve 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. SPINNING Pfc. John P. Starnes, son of ®ck Starnes, and Mrs. Starnes, pinner, is now in San Francisco, Calif. 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, recently. 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 ‘‘udress is: Carrigan, Jr., U. S. Sta r Camp Kobe, Japan, ma t 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, Merryvilie, Tenn. of Willie Broome, both pjg Panning Department, spent a Week end at Bridgewater. Ch the 0*^ Mauney, yarn man, is in a jj,: ^®ton Memorial Hospital for Vif operation, had Baker, spooler tender, ^^®sts recently her brother, IJoi^ ^^llman, and his wife of p^^stead, Fla. ^ollie E. Grimsley, son of ^Hmsley, warper tender, and SeatfiJ Grimsley, returned to ^ash., where he will be Shi Pped overseas. O. K. Forrester, Spooling Over seer, and his wife recently spent a few days with friends in Char lottesville, Va. 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, Texas. Mrs. Norman Guyton, spooler tender, is spending a month in Sacramento, Calif. TWISTING 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 State Board. 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 appendectomy. 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 cation. 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 Hospital. Glenn Taylor^ twister doffer, spent the week of June 1 in Murphy. 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 Whitaker, splicer. 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 in Gastonia. 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, N. C. 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 nicely. 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 2. 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 June. WEAVING 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. CLOTH ROOM 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 work. 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. WAREHOUSE 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. WINDING 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. SHOP 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 catch. 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 Avenue. QUALITY CONTROL 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. CABLE RESPOOLING 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 Force. Dwight Beattie, cable tender, and Mrs. Beatte are planning on visit ing Mrs. Beattie’s father in De troit, Mich., the third week of July. MAIN OFFICE 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 Carver. 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 tains. PERSONNEL 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, June 14, Monf Beaver, Twisting Employee, Passes 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 Foundation, Inc. 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.

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