s. L. Owiens, carding overseer,
^nd Mrs. Owens, Carl James, sec
tion man, and Mrs. James, visited
Giandfather’s Mountain, Sunday,
Mrs. Mary Ellen Posey, speeder
^nder, had her brother, Carlos
allew of Lancaster, S. C., as a
visitor on June 21 and 22.
The Section Men’s Club of the
^aiding department had a fish fry
Jess Houston’s cabin on the
outh Fork River, Friday, June
' Those attending were; Payton
®'vis, Lee Owens, Carl James, S.
• Owens, Alvin Riley, and Jim
f’vt. Alvin J. Towery, son of
•■ed Towery, card tender, and
is. Towery, spent the week end
^ June 21 at home.
The third shift carding depart-
wient Welcomes Sam Bates, drawing
Upon his transfer from the
Lloyd Shephard, and Mrs. Fran-
if* ^^®P^ard, spinner, announce
® irth of a baby boy weighing
ine pounds, on Monday, June 16,
airison General Hospital,
g • E. Pope, doffer, and his wife,
and his wife
in^^ June 22, at a sing-
‘^’^’^vention held at Grandfafh-
roving hoister, and
So • ^^^°unce the birth of a
on^ pounds, six and
lalf ounces, on June 24, at
Garrison General Hospital.
Walter Jolly, doffer, and
fp^«r j is spending a
^ ?ays at home.
'I'p doffer, and his wife,
their^*- family spent
at Tw June 8 through 14
^ %rtle Beach. Eli caught a nice
^atch of fish.
aini' M^* Hartgrove, section man,
the w Hartgrove had as guests
June 15, Mr. and Mrs.
Pope of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Il'te and Mrs. Arnee
*^Pent tender, and family
at L- ] June 15, sightseeing
Lure and Chimney Rock,
etii^yj^^artin, spooler tender, is
We^t ^^autifying her home on
iiig ^ Extension by remodel-
^I’S T u
Hele,/j. * George, mother of
i\ winder tender, received
and ; , ^ second week in June,
is extended to William
death ^Vi^^eper, on the recent
Havv, father, Mr. Arthur
Pv "* Cherkey, Tenn.
Of p '^Samuel Brice Spencer, Jr.,
“ ^®onard Wood, Mo., son of
^Poole Mrs. Spencer,
a / tender, has been home on
Jutie 29^^ leave Sunday,
irig.^ ’ for Fort Lauren, Wash-
Air Force Base, Ga., is
a few days with his par-
IVif Aldridge, overseer,
• Aldridge, inspector.
^ Hobert T. Aldridge, Jr.,
Marie Fogle, respooler, has a new
granddaughter, Ruth Lee Fogle,
born, June 11, 1952, weighing eight
pounds, at the Garrison General
Mrs. W. M. Jordan, mother of
Roy Jordan, twister doffer, Maude
Jordan, twister tender, and Gladys
Nygard, main office, visited her
sister, Mrs. Presswood, who is crit
ically ill in Hudson, N. C.
Sympathy is extended to Jake
Cogdill, cable twisting tape man, on
the recent death of his mother.
Tommy Lee Kimble, underclean
er, was examined for the Army
Dixie Griggs, reclaimer, gave her
son, Walter Harold, a birthday
party on June 24 celebrating his
fifth birthday. There were 18
guests present and Walter received
some very lovely gifts. Everyone
enjoyed cake and punch.
Exie Quinn, inspector, had as
guests recently, her brother, T.
L. Quinn, and Mrs. Quinn of Oak
Cpl. John D. Mathis, son of
Audrey Mathis, smash hand, and
Tom Mathis, card tender, is home
on furlough from Montgomery, Ala.
He will go to Pittsburg, Calif., to
be shipped overseas after his fur
Lucille Davis, winder tender, of
Lincolnton, N. C., had as week-end
guests, her sister and her husband,
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Helms of
Chester, S. C., and Mrs. Robert
Jenkins of this city.
The ladies’ birthday club had a
picnic June 16 at Sparrow Springs,
celebrating the birthday of Essie
Honeycutt, battery hand.
Mrs. Walt Tate, splicer, and her
husband had as guests June 21 and
22, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kelly
Meet Your Reporter
MRS. Lois Bolding, spinner,
is first shift reporter for the
spinning department. She and
her husband, Shirley Bolding,
carding department, have been
with Firestone Textiles for 16
years. Mrs. Bolding is an active
church woman, being superin
tendent of the Extension Depart
ment of the Loray Baptist
Church. Her hobbies are cooking
and Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Brooks of
Central, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. O’Brien of
Montreal, Canada, visited her
mother, Mrs. Violet O’Brien, splic
er, and family the week of June
Airman 3/C Lantia Passmore is
spending a few days with his par
ents, Robert Passmore, fireman,
and Mrs. Passmore.
Marie Moore, daughter of How
ard Moore, mechanic, is spending
two weeks in camp at Shaw Field
in Sumter, S. C., as a member of
the Civil Air Patrol Cadets,
Ray Pearson, electrician, and
Gladys Pearson are building a new
home on Myrtle School Road.
Alvin Dill, sanitary foreman,
Mrs. Dill, and son. Jack, visited
Grandfather’s Mountain and other
points of interest on Sunday, June
Airman 1/C W. G. Henson, Jr.,
son of W. G. Henson, plant engi
neer, and Mrs. Henson, is spending
a 12-day furlough at home.
Ernest Givens, painter, served
as councilor for a group of Juniors
from Loray Baptist Church on their
trip to Fruitland Assembly at Hen
dersonville, N. C., for the finals in
Bible memory work. Ruby, daugh
ter of Ernest, was the winner in
the Memory Work Contest.
Bill Panther, carpenter, is show
ing much improvement since his
illness. Bill is able to be out more,
so we hope that he will be back at
Sandy King, yarn man, has been
admitted to the Angel Clinic,
P’ranklin, N. C., because of a back
injury. Sandy will be there three
or four weeks.
Faye Ross, winder tender, is
home and feeling much better aft
er a recent operation.
Guests of Dorcas Atkinson, wind
er tender, Sunday, June 22, were
Mr. and Mrs. Garl Anderson, Jr.,
and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Thomas.
Gene Thomas and his wife are
spending the summer here while
he plays ball for the Rockets.
Emma Henson, aunt of Kate
Huffstetler, winder tender, passed
away Wednesday, June 25. The bur
ial was at the Woodlawn Cemetery
Jack Comely, main office, and
his wife, Maxine, have returned
from a week’s visit to Akron and
Columbus, Ohio. While away the
Cornely’s visited Mr. and Mrs. L.
E. Moudy of Akron, and Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. Moudy of Columbus,
Mrs. Cornely’s parents and broth
er, respectively. They also visited
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lombardi of
Akron, the latter a sister of Mr.
Girls of the office personnel were
party hostesses Monday evening,
June 16, entertaining at the Girls’
Club in compliment to Miss Anne
King, cotton office, whose engage
ment to Jimmy Carpenter has been
announced. Prize winners were
Mrs. Vernon Brockman, Miss Mar
garet Howard, and Mrs. James
Harbin. Miss King received a
shoulder bouquet of white carna
tions and gypsophila in addition to
the shower gifts.
Paul Nygard and his wife,
Gladys, main office, Mr. and Mrs.
James Garrick, and Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Smith spent the weekend of
June 14 and 15 at Bridgewater,
Marguerite Styers, main office,
is improving at her home on West
Fifth Avenue after a minor opera
tion at the Gaston Memorial Hos
Vernon Brockman, laboratory,
and his wife, Mozelle, main office,
J. A. Haney, twisting tender, and
his wife, Romona, creeler, and
Charles and Dale Smith spent the
weekend of June 21 and 22 at
The Gastonia Squadron of the
Civil Air Patrol was host to the
North Carolina Wing of the Civil
Air Patrol on June 28 and 29 for
a search air rescue training mis
sion. C. M. Ferguson, plant officer,
who is Assistant Communications
Officer of the North Carolina Wing
and who holds the rank of Captain,
participated in this training
Vance Ipock, small son of T. B.
Ipock, Jr., Industrial Relations Di
rector, recently suffered a broken
arm in a fall. Vance is doing fine
and hopes to have the cast remov
A prominent event of Saturday
evening, June 28, was the marriage
of Miss Anne King, secretary in
the Cotton Department, and James
Edward Carpenter, who exchanged
vows in a 7 o’clock ceremony at
the First Preesbyterian Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis wel
comed guests and introduced the
receiving line at the reception in
the church parlor following the
wedding. Mr. Davis is Cotton
Classer for Firestone Textiles.
Who Is Your Favorite Candidate For President?
EVERY four years at this time people become very conscious
of politics. It would be difficult, indeed, to remain politically indif
ferent with newspapers, radio and TV giving priority to the pre
convention build-up of presidential candidates—their claims, counter
claims and promises. This is, of course, as it should be. In order to
vote intelligently one needs all the information obtainable about each
candidate. To get a sample of thinking on the subject at Firestone
Textiles the inquiring renorter asked four employees, picked at ran
dom, this question: Who is your favorite candidate for President?
ERNEST GIVENS, painter,
wants Kefauver. He says: “I
think Estes Kefauver is a good
clean man . . . the kind we need
in government today. He stands
a good chance of being nominat
ed unless the machine politicians
stop him. I think the people as a
whole want him.”
“I really think a woman ought
to be our next President, but,
since none are candidates, my
choice is Eisenhower.” So says
Mrs. Frank Wilson, first shift
nurse. She continues, “The big
gest issue right now is the Ko
rean War and General Eisen
hower is the best qualified can
didate to deal with that prob
FAVORING Senator Richard
Russell is Lowery Davis, pipe
fitter. “Russell’s many years in
the Senate give him the exper
ience needed for the Presidency.
I don’t know whether or not he
will be nominated, but I think his
chances right now are as good as
Kefauver’s. If nominated I feel
that he can win in November.”
HENRY BOYD, refreshment
clerk, likes Ike. Says he: “His
popularity with the voters is a
big factor and his knowledge of
foreign conditions makes him a
natural choice in these times of
international dispute and con