I* rank Johnson, card tender, has
left for four years service in the
Carl Rape, second hand, and Mrs.
^^ape, inspector, recently visited
two of his brothers in Greensboro,
The employees of the Carding
r^epartrnent welcome Arbeth Huss,
tender, back to work.
Sue Swayngham of Ander-
S. C., mother of Picker Tender
•^'01 Swayngham, visited here Sun-
Alfred Caskey, picker tender, has
leceived word from his son, Cpl.
_ Caskey, that he has arrived
Mrs. Edna Harris, speeder ten-
and family gave her husband,
• Hudd, a surprise birthday din-
On Sunday, November 23 at her
orne on South Weldon Street,
present at the birthday din-
were Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Budd
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. N. N.
°lGn from Greenville, S. C. and
and Mrs. C. W. Elvis and
Miss Minnie Carpenter, warper
ender, has recently returned to
Work having been out for a
^eek due to illness.
The employees of the Spooling
apartment welcome Vera Short,
^Pooler tender, back to her work
^ ® having been out on leave of ab-
ence for n months.
I|ohert Thompson, sweeper, was
Iv Cooper Hill, Tenn., recent-
^6 to the death of his cousin.
Hart, creeler, has return-
0 Work after being discharged
the Army on November 25.
\xr f ^^Ployees extend a hearty
Herman Rogers, yarn man, spent
the week end of November 8 with
his father, Ben Rogers, Highland,
Mrs. Annie Cosey, winder ten
der, and Bill Cosey, Carding De
partment, had as week-end guests
recently, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Ben
nett of Beauford, S. C. Mrs. Wil
liam Tarply, daughter of Mrs.
Cosey, is showing much improve
ment having been sick for a few
weeks. She has returned to her
work at the Duke Power Company.
Mrs. Emma Tylor, mother of
Mrs. Minn e Welch, reclaimer, is
spending a few weeks with Mrs.
Welch and her husband. Mr. Ty
lor has been ill for quite a few
Coy Reece, fixer, and Mrs. Emma
Reece, respooler, had as dinner
guests November 16, Miss Edith
Hall, who is home from Japan, and
George Hall of Tennessee. Miss
Hall will go from Gastonia to
Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Mable Hanna, tie-in-hand,
and family had as dinner guefts
November 23, Mrs. Ellen Byruni
and son, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin
Byrum, and their three daughters
of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs. James
Bailey, Mrs. R. A. Winn of Lesslie,
S. C. and Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hanna
Clyde Smith, crcclcr, and Mrs.
Smith announce the birth of ?
daughter, Carolyn Ann, on Monday,
November 24 at the Garrison Gen
George Honeycutt, fixer, hh
wife, Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, battery
hand, and Mr. and Mrs. A. P.
Honeycutt spent Sunday, Novem
ber 30 in Newton, N. C., with Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Honeycutt.
The first shift Bii’thday Club
celebrated three birthdays, Mrs.
Dorothy Wilson, battery hand, Mrs.
Beatrice Carver, change hand, and
Mrs- Ella Ruff, battery hand, at
the New China in Charlotte, N. C.
Friday night, November 21. Ten
members were present.
The employees of the Weaving
Department welcome Mrs. Blanch
Dobbins and Mrs. Betty Martin to
the first shift from the third shift.
Mrs. Pauline Moore, battery
hand, has returned to work having
been out for quite a whila due to
Jack Kennedy, loom fixer, and
Donald Kelley, quill boy, have re
turned to work having been out be
cause of sickness.
Mrs. Aliene Wilson, smash hand,
and daughter, Brenda, visited in
Sumter, S. C., recently.
3Irs. Meta Hewitt, battery hand,
and family attended a birthday
dinner for her mother in Hamlet,
N. C. Sunday, November 2.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Posey, battery
hand, visited her mother recently
in Liberty, S. C.
Mrs. Audrey Seymour, battery
hand, attended her father’s birth
day dinner recently in Charlotte,
Miss Nina Milton, draw-in-hand,
is the news reporter for the Second
Shift Weaving Department.
Mrs. Nell Helms., pitk-out hand,
is a new employee in the Weaving
Department coming from Durham,
N. C. The employees of this de
partment welcome her and hope
that Mrs. Helms will enjoy working
J. P. Sutton of Hocaum, Wash
ington, brother of Mrs. Louise
Esslinger, winder tender, recently
spent a few days in Gastonia.
Sgt. and Mrs. J. B. White and
son from , Texas visited Mrs.
White’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lloyd Lewis, recently. They have
now returned to Washington, D. C.
Mrs. C. J. Webster from Hading-
ton, Texas, is visiting her sister,
Nadine Peck, winder tender.
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MAX W. ROBINSON, I.C.F.N;,
is the son of Overhauler George
E. Robinson. His address is:
USS Mit Baker, AE 4, E Divi
sion, c/o FPO, San Francisco,
A/3C FRED WALKER, son of
Intermediate Tender Fred Walk
er, Sr., is serving with the Air
Forces in Korea. He is an em
ployee of Firestone Textiles,
himself, on military leave.
HUGH TOMPKINS worked in
the Carding Department prior
to entering service in December
1950. Mr. Tompkins is married
and lives in Kings Moutnain.
]»FC. DEMOINES CARTER
has been in Korea more than a
year. He is the son of Mrs.
Jesse Carter, intermediate ten
der. His military address is:
U. S. 53-061-197, 52nd Repl. Co.,
APO 20, c/o PM, San Francisco,
Inquiring Reporter: ^^What Do You Enjoy Doing At Christmas Time?'
Man Reid Deal, Spin-
had this to say
^ikes to do at Christ-
anytj^i ^ ^ I’ather rabbit hunt than
ari(} ^ ^ive me two good dogs
_ Paxty of four or five and the
^ squirrels better look
Christmas day I plan to
the morning, be at
family all after-
V. 1 ^®al, who doesn’t eat
he bags, lives at 314
Street. He has a
• ^ sweeper in Spinning.
GRADY TAYLOR, recently
transferred from Spinning to the
Shop says, “Man I’d rather eat at
Christmas time than anything I
know of, ’specially wild meat such
as deer, rabbit, and quail. Then
I’ll take a little cake and pie too,
of course. I like to visit around
some at Christmas, visiting friends,,
relatives, etc.” Mr. Taylor lives at
415 North Firestone, is married
and has one child, a son.
MARTHA KENDRICK, book
keeper in Main Office, says she
likes to participate in and listen
to good music at Christmas time.
“The Christmas Season gives me,
and all of us, an opportunity to
hear some of the finest music in
existence. Carols and other types
of Christmas music are, for me at
least, very closely tied in with
what we call Christmas Spirit.”
Miss Kendrick lives at , 312 North
JOHN P. SMITH, Quality Con
trol testing clerk, likes to take it
easy at Christmas. Says he, “Let
me sit by the fire, listen to the
radio and eat. As for eating I’d say
meats are my long suit, with steaks
getting the nod usually. As for the
radio, give me plenty of lively
music Christmas time and any
time.”' Mr. Smith lives at 607
South Linwood Road, has three
children, one of whom, a daughter
Francis, finished college this year.
ELEV ATOR Operator Earl
Stockton enjoys a very conserva
tive Christmas at home with his
family. “I enjoy being with friends
and relatives during the Christmas
season. I like to exchange gifts
with them on Christmas day. The
annual Christmas program at my
church (West End Methodist) is
something I look forward to. By
the time I see that program and
begin to see the Christmas lights
throughout the city, I begin to feel
the Christmas Spirit in earnest.”