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^ SEPTEMBER 5,1952
Mrs. Edna Harris, speeder ten
der, has as week-end guests, Mr,
and Mrs. Lonnie Jones from Spin-
dale and Mr. and Mrs. Harding
Garland Fox, drawing tender,
ai^d family recently visited his
father, T. L. Fox, in Hiddenite,
Miss Opal Bradley, drawing ten
der, spent the week end in An
drews, N. C. visiting relatives.
Furman Mason, speeder tender,
IS getting along very nicely after
a recent operation.
Randy Lewis, son of Payton
Lewis, intermediate fixer, and Mrs.
Lewis, fell and broke his collar
bone recently. He is getting along
Mrs. Ray Hudson and her son
from Oakridge, Tenn. spent last
Week with her parents, S. L. Owens,
overseer, and Mrs. Owens.
Shirley Bolding, speeder tender,
rs. Bolding, and daughter visited
in Winnsboro and Columbia, S. C.
e Week of August 17 while on
Rudy Helms, son of Drifford
e ms, speeder tender, visited in
10 the Week of August 17. Rudy
IS a former employee of the Card
William Railey, son of Mrs.
®tha Hammonds, spinner, was in a
car Wreck recently, but is showing
much improvement now.
James Wall, son of Lucille
ivens, spinner, has returned to
^ork after being in the Marines
01” four years. He was stationed in
^a for seven months.
illie Beattie, doffer, caught
severa.1 large catfish recently on
^ fishing trip.
Leatus Brown of Marshall,
e^s recently spent a few days
a sister, Mrs. Gaither Piercy,
^Leonard Green, doffer, and wife,
twf' . happy parents of
rk August 14 at Gar-
'vei'ghed^^r^^ Hospital. Mary Ann
Sus • 12 ounces and
^ 1 Diana weighed 5 pounds
^|]^nie Bridge and son of
spent August 17
ents'^^ ^^gust 23 with her par-
dnff brother, Odell Thomas,
and hi. family.
Moore, son of Britt Moore,
^.®nder, finished his 12
^ ti’aining at San Diego, Calif.
stati ^ parents and will be
®ned on Guam after his leave,
has Hanna, tie-in-hand-
an(j 24 ^®®^'®nd guests August 23
Be^ji 1 f’ Albert Bailey, Dorothy
and ^ivr Bailey, Raymond
Chaj.] and Hugh Moore of
espe S. C. They came up
dist ^ Concord Metho-
Coming in York County.
P Clarence Donaldson, Jr.,
^ days with his parents,
Donaldson, twister tender,
son of Mrs. D. T.
’ ^Pooler tender, is on his
Mrs. Hazel Hice, warper helper,
has recently moved into her new
home on North Boyd Street.
Mrs. O. C. Webb, spooler tender,
and her husband, O. C. Webb,
Weaving Department, spent Sun
day, August 24 with their son, Dan,
who recently moved to Rock Hill,
Mrs. Maggie Reed, spooler ten
der, and son, Johnnie, spent the
week end of August 23 at Sylva,
N. C. They went up especially for
Mrs. Reed’s grandfather’s birthday
dinner, who was recently 90 years
old. They also visited her aunt who
is now 102 years old.
Mrs. Annie Bell Stowe, winding
tender, and her son, Tommy, re
cently had good luck on a fishing
trip. Tommy caught a six-pound
Mrs. Grady Davis, reclaimer, and
her family motored to Chimney
Rock the week end of August 23
for the Flax reunion.
Miles Roland, father of Mrs. Lela
Mitchell, warper tender, and a
former employee before retiring
last year, has been ill at his home
in West Gastonia.
Miss Margaret Summy. warper
helper, is back at work having
been out for several months due
to an injury caused by falling.
Sympathy is extended to Mrs.
Margaret Whitner, splicer, in the
recent death of her mother, Mrs.
Ruth Wallace, tie-in-hand, and
Rudolph Bullman, creeler, are on
the sick list of this department.
Mrs. Nettie Corn, splicer, attend
ed the Corn reunion in Brevard,
Emmett Neagle and Mrs. Neagle,
splicer, were hosts recently at a
fish fry. Those in attendance were
Luell Thomas, picker overhauler,
and Mrs, Thomas, tie-in-hand; Clee
McCaslin, fixer, and Mrs, McCas-
lin; Jack Rhyne and Mrs. Rhyne,
splicer; Mr, and Mrs, Alex Mc
Clain; Mr, and Mrs, W, A, Neagle
and family; and Mrs, Ida Neagle,
Bill Calhoun, yarn man, and his
family visited Fort Bragg recently.
Their daughter, Betty, returned
home with them to spend a few
David Gardner, tie-in-man, and
his wife and sons Visited in Greer,
S, C, the week end of August 23,
Bud Tate, weaver, and his wife,
Harcell, quiller tender, had as din
ner guests Sunday, August 24,
Rev. Rossie Blackman and his
family, Mrs. Tate’s brother, Ma-
ford Sanders, and his family were
dinner guests also.
Mrs. Ruby Spencer, battery hand,
and Mrs. Velma Brooks, weaver,
have returned to work after sev
eral weeks of illness.
Mrs. Udine Dilling, battery hand,
and son, Billy, will make their
home with her mother, Mrs. C. H.
Clark, on Dalton Street after the
first of September while her hus
band, Bill, is taking a course at
Mrs, Margie Waldrop, inspector,
and her husband had as week-end
guests recently, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Waldrop from Gainsville, Ga.
Sympathy is extended to Mrs.
Genever Johnson, cloth burler, on
the recent death of her uncle,
Charlie Martin of Georgia.
Hobert Rogers, hermas machine
operator, has been out for several
days recently because of illness.
Homer Wooten of Cleveland,
Ohio was a recent guest of his
son, Woodrow, laboratory clerk,
and daughter-in-law, Mitchell, in
John Smith, laboratory clerk, at
tended the Smith reunion which
was held at Kings Mountan Battle
ground on August 17.
Robert Peck, brother of Miss Na
dine Peck, winder tender, received a
broken foot while practicing foot
ball for Bessemer City High
School. Robert is getting along
Mrs. Kate Huffstetler, winder
tender, has a new grandson, Bobby
Davis, Jr., who weighted 7 pounds
Mrs, Emogene Stewart, daughter
of Mrs, Corene Lewis, winder ten
der, left August 25 to live with
her husband at Lake Charles, La,
Mrs, Stewart was recently dis
charged from the Women’s Air
Jack Gilreath, yarn man, recent
ly joined the Gastonia Fire Depart
ment, Jack will begin his duties as
fireman September 1.
Allen Harmon and Lawson Mau-
ney, former shop employees, were
visitors here recently,
Ernest Givens, painter, and Mrs,
Givens announce the birth of a son,
Kenneth Michael, on August 14 at
the Garrison General Hospital,
A, D, Dill, sanitary foreman, and
family spent the week of August
24 at Carolina Beach, N, C,
Daily Firing ^
CPL. HENRY H. McMILLON,
a former employee of Firestone,
is now a soldier in the United
States Army, stationed in Calif
ornia. He would appreciate hear
ing from his friends at this
address. Star Route Box 32, San
Luis Obispo, California,
Mrs, Eula B. Wilson, supervisor
of Payroll Department, entered the
Gaston Memorial Hospital, Mon
day, August 18 for a minor opera
Members of the office personnel
extend a hearty welcome to Walter
Watterson, who is now a fellow em
ployee, Mr, Watterson resides in
Bessemer City with his wife, Car-
nella Roach Watterson, and small
son, Robert Baxter Watterson,
Barney Iverson of Watford City,
N. D., uncle of Mrs, Gladys Ny-
gard, main office, and husband,
Paul Nygard, died at hs home
Wednesday, August 13. Mem'bers
of the office personnel extend
deepest sympathy to the Nygards.
Mrs. Helen Price, main office,
her husband. Bill, and daughter,
Kathy, spent Sunday, August 17
at Morrow Mountain. Pat and
Lillian Patterson accompanied
Mrs. Helen Craig, Mrs. Carolyn
Sanders, Mrs. Mozelle Brockman,
Miss Betty Moss, main office, and
Miss Evelyn Mayfield, laboratory,
along with other members of the
B.W.C, of Loray Baptist Church,
spent the week end of August 16
and 17 at Myrtle Beach, S, C,
Miss Helen Spencer, main office,
entertained at the Home Center,
Friday evening, August 15 in com
pliment to Miss Margaret Howard,
main office, whose engagement to
Sheldon Spencer has been announc
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kilby are
the proud parents of an 8 pound
son, born August 22 at Garrison
General Hospital. Mr. Kilby works
in the Supply Room and Mrs. Kilby
is from the Insurance Department,
Mrs, Grace T. Reeves has joined
the staff of the Personnel Depart
ment as visiting nurse. The depart
ment welcomes her and hopes that
she shall enjoy her associations and
Mrs, Bobbin Baldwin, insurance
clerk, spent the Labor Day week
end in Baltimore, Md,
Mr. and Mrs, J, W, Cooper, par
ents of J. M. Cooper, Time Study
Department, are now making their
home in Gastonia with their son
and his family. The elder Coopers
formerly made their home in Bidde-
ford, Maine where Mr. Cooper was
connected with Saco-Lowell Shops,
Manufacturers of Textile Machin
Mrs. J. M. Cooper, her daughters,
Sandra and Jacqueline, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Cooper are spending the
week of August 25 at Camp Fire
stone. J. M. Cooper joined them
for the week end.
Firestone Movie Schedule
Friday, September 12—
With James Craig
Also Chapter 15 of
“Wild Bill Hickok”
(THIS IS THE LAST MOVIE
OF THE SUMMER.)
Spinning Department Produces Yarn In Twenty Sizes
SPINNING AND DOFFING are the main jobs in the Spinning
Department. Shown above are two 15-year employees—veterans on
these operations—G. K. Robinson, Jr., doffer; and Mrs. Minnie
SEEING to it that the 45,684
spindles in the Spinning Depart
ment run, when and as they should,
is the job of Overseer Sam Guffey
and the 240 employees in his de
partment. Supervisory assistance is
provided him by Second Hands W.
B. Ward. Ray Thomas, and R. F.
Approximately 20 “counts”
(sizes) of cotton yarn are current
ly being spun in this department,
sizes ranging from “2 1/2” to “20”
(the larger the number the smaller
the yarn). These yarns are divided
into three classes, depending upon
their purpose, as follows: (1)
Osnaburg Yarn, (2) Cord Yarn,
and (3) Sales Yarn. The first class
ification consists of yarns used in
the weaving of Square Woven or
Osnaburg Fabric; the second in
cludes those yarns that are used
for making cotton tire cord; and
the third covers all types and sizes
of yarns that go to outside custo
mers in the textile trade.
Spinning Department Overseer
There are 183 spinning frames in
the department of three manu
factures, namely: Fales and Jenks,
Saco Lowell, and Whitin. All of
these frames are equipped with
overhead blow-off systems, and
some, in addition, are pneumafil
equipped. The entire department
has fluorescent lighting.
An estimated 25 percentage ot
Spinning Department employees
are 15-year people at Firestone.