august 20, 1952 rir«$ton« NEWS PAGE THREE IN BRIEF carding 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 Miami, Fla. Wilmer A. Martin, a form- employee, spent the week end with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Martin. 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. M tender. Marcus Chandler, speeder ten- , had as guests on his vacation, 's brother and family, Mr. and js. Charley Chandler from Dan ville, Va. Clemie Sexton, intermediate ten- and his family visited his pother, Mrs. Lucille Mulkey in ashington, D. C. on their vaca tion. 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. SPOOLING ^^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, ^'VISTING 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- as follows: Thomas J. Stowe A. 14391229 Of. 122, c/o Post Master Field Hospital 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. respooler. 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. WEAVING 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 family. 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, splicer. 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, S. C. 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 improvement. 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 better. WINDING 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 dance, Mrs. Kathleen Hovis, winder tender, has returned to her work after a few days of illness. CLOTH ROOM 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. SHOP 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 ents. 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 most convincing. 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 North Carolina. 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 topaz. 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. I 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 Cramerton. 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 play-offs. (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 Clover,) PLAYGROUND FOR SUMMER Activity Games Arts and Crafts Wading Swimming Sports Special Events TOTAL TOTALS MONTHS Participants 1,638 725 1,367 4,410 1397 156 9,693 Clyde Foy, pipe fitter, with his family vacationed at Myrtle Beach, S. C. 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- work practices.

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