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august 20, 1952
Pfc. Jack Sellers, son of J. D.
Sellers, card tender, and Mrs. Sell
ers, and Miss Essie Lee Granger
Were married on Wednesday,
August 6, in York, S. C.
Leon Dawkins, card fixer, and
is family spent their vacation in
Wilmer A. Martin, a form-
employee, spent the week end
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe
J. Neesmith, speeder tender,
^nd his wife spent their vacation at
aytona Beach, Fla. and also visit-
® friends in Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. George Dill, Jr.,
and children from Virginia spent
heir vacation with his parents,
Wge Dill, Sr., weaver, and Mrs.
Marcus Chandler, speeder ten-
, had as guests on his vacation,
's brother and family, Mr. and
js. Charley Chandler from Dan
Clemie Sexton, intermediate ten-
and his family visited his
pother, Mrs. Lucille Mulkey in
ashington, D. C. on their vaca
Miss Artie Lineberger, can
auler, visited her niece, Mrs. Con-
^ad Wilson in Robstown, Texas,
w lie on her vacation.
Claude Bolding, speeder tender,
Mrs. Bolding spent their vaca-
visiting in Danville, Va.
^^ayne Johnson,—yarn boy, and
iss Sue Russell were married at
C. on July 11.
^ iss Bertha Dettntar, winder
en er, recently spent her vacation
Polly Beach, S. C.
de ^^ansy Adams, winder ten-
husband, and daughter
their vacation at Carolina
«each, N. C.
L ^ate Moore, winder tender,
1^ ^ Week-end guests, Mr. and
nf D Morris, and children
Brevard, N. C.
Ruth Rice, son of Mrs.
plo . spooler tender, toured
He past three weeks,
auj f *^Pent some time with his
Fla * Raye of Jacksonville,
hjg Crisp, twister tender, and
*^Peut the week end at
brofjf N. C., with his
Crisp, August 2-3.
and u' ^®le Hanna, tie-in-hand,
Sliest ^^i^ily had as week-end
Chav/ brother, Albert Bailey,
^ S. C.
of jj ^^obert Aldridge, Jr., son
Mrs p ' Al^**idge, overseer, and
Aldridge, inspector, is
Pf ten-day furlough.
Mrs^fi Stowe, son of
Stowe, yarn checker,
hisf^® Prance, would like for
write to him. His ad-
Thomas J. Stowe
Of. 122, c/o Post Master
York, New York
and ’ K. F. Walker, Jr.,
C ^ ^I'^ren from Washington,
J ^^'rived August 9 to spend a
with Mrs. Walker’s par-
Hughes, fixer, and Mrs.
Taft Hughes, fixer, and Mrs.
Ruth Hughes, respooler, have a
new grandson, born August 3 at
Gaston Memorial Hospital to Mr.
and Mrs. Lee Boyer.
Pfc. Lester Dixon, son of Mrs.
Ellen Dixon, respooler, has arrived
in Alaska for a tour of duty.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Myers of
Maryville, Tenn. were week-end
guests August 9 and 10, of Mrs.
Rachel Dugan, tie-in-hand, and her
Roy Davis, clerk, and Mrs. Davis,
tie-in-hand, attended the D. W.
Blanton reunion in Shelby, N. C.,
Sunday, August 10.
Miss Faye Ward of Vale, N. C.,
is spending the week of August 10,
with her sister, Mrs. Inez Rhyne,
Misses Patricia Sue and Peggy
Jean Davis, daughters of Mrs.
Lucille Davis, change hand, spent
the past week, August 3 through
August 9 in Chester, S. C. with
their aunt, Mrs. R. W. Helms. Mrs.
Helms is the former Olene Fergu
son of this city and Winnsboro,
Mrs. Ruby Spencer, battery
hand, is in Gaston Memorial Hos
pital for observation.
Tom Mathis, husband of Mrs.
Audrey Mathis, smash hand, has
pneumonia, but is showing much
Floyd Hager, weaver, and his
family of Bessemer City, N. C.
visited friends in Benhams, Va., the
past week end.
Mrs. Velma Brooks, weaver, has
been in Gaston Memorial Hospital,
but is home now and feeling much
Miss Nadine Peck, winder tender,
honored Mrs. Faye Ross,, winder
tender, at a house warming party.
Mrs, Ross moved into her new
home on Linwood Road in Kings
Mountain, N. C.
Mrs. Katherine Davis, winder
tender, gave Mrs. Ralph Davis, of
Linwood Road Extension, a house
warming party Saturday, August
9. There were 12 couples in atten
Mrs. Kathleen Hovis, winder
tender, has returned to her work
after a few days of illness.
Mrs. Margie Waldrop, inspector,
her husband, and daughter, spent
their vacation in the Western part
of North Carolina.
Mrs. Nell Robinson, cloth burler,
had as guest Tuesday, August 5,
Miss Peggy Boney from Kansas
City, Mo. Miss Boney is a former
resident of Gastonia.
Jack McArver and Mrs. Grace
McArver, cloth burler, spent their
vacation with friends and relatives
in Delaware and Pennsylvania.
The Cloth Room welcomes Mrs.
Eva Stockton back after several
weeks of illness.
T. H. Triplett, lathe operator and
his family spent a week of his va
cation visiting in Boone, N. C.
Troy Jones, tinner, vacationed in
Boone, N. C. recently with his par
Horace Phillips, Weaving, Makes Study
Of Minerals; Has Collected 1000 Samples
Rocks, plain or fancy, hold
special significan(ie for Horace
Phillips of the Weaving Depart
ment. To hini there’re more than
something to stumble ov3r. You
see, he’s an amateur mineralogist.
He has a sizeable collection of min
eral and gem specimens at his
home at 1105 West Third Avenue,
which in case you’re skeptical, is
Mr. Phillips started his collect
ing little more than a year ago,
but in that period he has gathered
together an estimated 1000 stones,
representing some 800 different
types of commercially valuable
minerals or gems. A big majority
of these came from this section of
North Carolina, an indication, per
haps, of the potential mineral
wealth of Piedmont and Western
The most prominent stones in
Hobbiest Phillips collection are
quartz crystals of various kinds
and sizes. Kingpin of the lot, how
ever, is a small black specimen of
Pitchblende, a leading source of
uranium which in turn is used in
producing atomic energy. A few
other minerals or gems in the col
lection are; amethyst, geode, talc
stone, petrified wood, garnet, gold,
opal, manganese, vermicilite, and
Mr. Phillips plans to install a
lapidary (stone cutting and polish
ing equipment) at his home in the
future. With it he can change gems
from “in the rough” to the finished
and polished state as they are
used in jewelry. Already he has a
special ultra violet light which
causes certain minerals to glow or
fluoresce, producing a riot of color.
Softball Play-Offs Set
For Firestone Ball Park
PLAY-OFFS in the Second Shift
Industrial Softball League for men
and the Gaston County Girls Soft
ball League will be held in Fire
stone Park beginning August 18
and ending August 27. Teams com
peting in the play-offs are Fire
stone, Groves, Rex, Ragan, and
Second Shift Industrial play-off
will be played on Mondays, Tues
days, and Fridays at 9:30 a. m.
and 10:30 a. m. The girls play
off will be played on the same days
at G:00 p. m. and 7:00 p. m.
Firestone won the Championship
in the two leagues for the season
and will be highly favored to win
(NOTE: Firestone has won the
league championship in First Shift
Industrial League for men. Their
play-off will be held later. Teams
in the First Shift Industrial
League are: Firestone, Groves,
Cramerton, Smyre, Bernside, and
Arts and Crafts
Clyde Foy, pipe fitter, with his
family vacationed at Myrtle Beach,
Johnnie Mitchell, carpenter,
spent his vacation in New York
City, N. Y.
HORACE PHILLIPS, weaving department, is proud of his mineral
collection, shown above carefully displayed in this handsome cabinet
at his home, 1105 West Fourth Street.
MAGICIAN SELLS SAFETY
PLANT SUPERVISORS witnessed an unusual safety demon
stration Thursday, August 7, at the Girls’ Club, when Magician (and
Public Relations Man) Clyde Powell displayed his bag of tricks in
cluding hypnotism. His talk entitled, “Don’t Bet Your Life” was
liberally sprinkled with magic appropriately tied in with safety rules
and principles. In the picture above W. R, Turner, weaving second
hand, is sleeping under the power of hypnotic suggestion Mr Powell
who serves the Lehigh Safety Shoe Company as Director of Public
Relations, pointed out that the power of suggestion as normally
applied can be of tremendous value in acquainting people with s'afe-
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