Cpl. Coy T. Bradshaw, Jr., son
of Second Hand Coy Bradshaw, is
spending a 30-day furlough with
his wife, the former Miss Joy Lee
Lewis, and his parents before go
The Third Shift Employees of
the Carding Department send best
Wishes for a speedy recovery to
Joseph A. Martin, drawing tender.
Itoscoe Westmoreland, card ten-
t|er, has been confined to his home
for four weeks due to flu and
Welcomed to the Carding De
partment were Grady Rhyne, inter-
naediate hand, and Otis Ballew, can
lorn Webb, section man, Artie
Lineberger, roving hauler, and
Whit Webster, speeder tender, have
leturned to work after being out
tiue to illness.
Mrs. Mary Reeves, can hauler,
lecently visited her father, G. L.
McKellar in Rock Hill, S. C.
Mrs. Eunice Wylie, can hauler,
recently visited relatives in
Cherokee Falls, S. C.
Mrs. Albert Lambert and her
son of Georgia, sister of Issac
Irammell, card grinder, recently
visited in Gastonia.
^ Ruth Davis, daughter of Mrs.
Grady Davis, reclaimer, made the
dean’s list at Woman’s College,
Gieensboro for the first semester.
The employees of the Spooling
epartment welcome Maurice Har-
dm, Howard Nix, Clyde Carter,
sweepers. Bud Jordan, yarn man,
and Martha Woods, winder tender,
to the Spooling Department.
Bruce Bentley, son of Mrs. Sarah
entley, spooler tender, spent the
first week in February at home
with his parents. Bruce is now in
the service but he worked in the
Spinning Department before en
tering the service.
Roy Palmer, yarn man, spent
e week end of February 7 in
^^fphy, due to the death of his
Wishes for a speedy recovery are
seiit to the father of Mrs. Arnee
who has been quite
^ lor some time.
Mrs. Robert Graham’s daughter,
a e, and her husband have mov-
, , ^ Hickory where Maible will
hus}^ and singing and her
husband will study for the
arv’ at Sunday, Febru-
anH f i' Junior Garrett
family ol Bessemer City.
Dartr^ ^’^Ployees of Spooling De-
swp welcome D. L. Baker,
6Per, to that department.
tend^^ Lou Acuff, winder
er, entertained fourteen guests
^ irthday party for her three-
^^ar 0 d daughter, Sharon, recent-
Mrs. L. D. Nichols, mother of
cond Hand Milton Nichols, is con-
i^ed to Memorial Hospital in
^rs. Mildred Parson, spooler ten-
has been out sick with flu for
Earl Wiggins of Bryson City is
^isi ing sisters, Mrs. Rosalie
*^*'ger, reclaimer, and Mrs. Edna
Harold Robinson, former twist
er doffer, son of Mrs. Edith Robin
son, reclaimer, has entered the
service and is taking his basic
training at Fort Lee, Va.
Charles DeVern, son of Mrs.
Ruth McGee, respooler, is taking
his basic training at Farris Island,
Miss Maude Jordan, twister ten
der, spent her vacation in New
Orleans, La., with relatives. She
went especially for the Mardi Gras
Mrs. Bessie Chastain, respooler,
has returned to work.
Mrs. Hazel Clark, tie-in-hand,
and family had as week-end guests,
Mr. and Mrs. James Cobb and son
of Maryville, Tenn.
Coy Reece, respooler fixer, is re
cuperating very nicely from a leg
operation. He has returned to his
home from the Gaston Memorial
Mrs. Annie Lunsford, oiler, re
cently spent a few days with her
father, C. W. Moss, of Brass Town,
Mrs. Emma Reece, respooler, had
as guests on Thursday, February
19, Miss Edith Hall and Mrs.
Joseph Manalano of New York
City. She also had as week
end guests on February 15, Mr. and
Mrs. T. C. Johnston, Statesville.
Mrs. Trella Beaver, tie-in-hand,
returned to work after several
weeks of illness.
Mrs. Sadie Williamson and fami
ly of McCall, S. C., spent the week
end recently with her sisters, Mrs.
Minnie Welch and Mrs. Bertha
Pvt. Roy L. Crawford, Fort
Jackson, S. C., spent the week end
with his wife, Mrs. Lassie Craw
Pfc. Lester H. Dixon and Edward
Donald Dixon, sons of Mrs. Ellen
Dixon, respooler, are spending a
few days at home. Lester has just
returned from Alaska where he has
been stationed, and Edward is sta
tioned at Fort Jackson, S. C.
QMSA Jack Lovingood, former
yarn trucker of the Twisting De
partment, is now serving in the
Pacific Fleet aboard the Destroyer
Tender, U. S. S. Prairie. Jacks says,
he really enjoyed working in the
Twisting Department trucking
yarn, and working with such good
people. After his navy life is over
he wants to come back to work in
the Twisting Department. His
friends may write him at this ad
dress: QMSA Jack Lovingood, USS
Prairie A D-15, “0” Division, c/o
Fleet Post Office, San Francisco,
Twister Tender Jess Mitchell and
Mrs. Clara Mitchell, reclaimer,
visited relatives in Marion, N. C.,
Sunday, January 25.
The employees of the Twisting
Department welcome Hilary Smith,
Leon D. Lee, Charles W. Hardy,
and Dewitt Brown to this depart
Charlie Wood, tape man, and his
family visited the former’s father,
J. S. Wood of Hollywood, Ga., Sun
day, January 25.
Twister Tender Jess Shehane,
Mrs. Lela Bell Shehane, reclaimer,
and their children visited relatives
in Lexington, S. C., Sunday, Feb
Mrs. Martha Bradley, mother of
Thomas Bradley, H. F. Bradley,
and William Bradley, doffers, is in
the Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Wishes for speedy recovery are
sent to her.
William Bradley, doffer is in the
Gaston Memorial Hospital. Best
wishes for a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. Edd Rowlins of
Campabello, S. C. were guests Sun
day, February 8 of Mrs. Ruth Mc-
Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Alford
and family of McCall, S. C., spent
the week end recently with the
former’s brother, Luther Alfordj
twister tender, and sister, Mrs. Ola
Austin, tie-in-hand, and their fami
lies. The Alford family along with
Jessie Pate of Bennettsville, S. C.,
spent one night with Mrs. Ben
Pfc. Roy L. Crawford, husband of
Mrs. Lassie Crawford, respooler,
is going to Leadership School at
Fort Jackson. Pfc. Crawford was
employed in the Twisting Depart
ment before entering the service
and he would like for all of his
friends to write to him. His ad
dress is as follows: Pfc. Roy L.
Crawford, U. S. 53125352, Co. A,
41st Tank Bn., Class 3, Fort Jack
son, Columbia, S. C.
Leonard Green, doffer, has re
turned to work after a week of
absence with flu.
Twister Tender Roy Jordan, re
turned to work Monday, February
2 after five weeks of illness.
Mrs. Mary Ruth Nall of Biscol,
N, C., a former employee of Fire
stone, is spending the week with
her sister, Mrs. Kallie Nall, re
spooler. She, also, visited Mrs.
Mable Hanna, respooler. Mrs. Nall
has been in bad health for quite
some time and would like to hear
from her friends at Firestone. Her
address is Mrs. W. C. Nall, Route
1, Biscoe, N. C.
Mrs. Ina Stiles, respooler, and
her husband, Lawrence, spent the
weekend recently with Rev. and
Mrs. J. W. Stiles in Asheville. They
reported a beautiful snow fell over
Mrs. Mable Hanna, tie-in-hand,
her husband, Harry, and family
spent the week end recently visit
ing relatives in Rock Hill, S. C.
Hamer Hodge, twister tender,
his mother, and Mrs. Lillian Alford
were called to McCall, S. C., re
cently because of the illness of a
sister, Mrs. Norman Pate. Mrs.
Pate is in a Bennettsville hospital.
Mrs. Leon Carver of Asheville
is spending the week with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Burgess
and a sister, Mrs. Virginia Bradley,
Mrs. Catherine Fletcher, tie-in-
hand, was called to McCall, S. C.,
because of the illness of her father,
Mrs. Annie Lunsford, oiler, had
as dinner guests February 8, Mr.
and Mrs. Revels and family of
Mr. and Mrs. William Cosey and
Riley Dean would like to express
their appreciation for the many
flowers and the sympathy at the
death of their daughter and wife,
respectively, Mrs. Estelle Cosey
Dean on January 9, 1953.
Coy Red Reece, respooler fixer,
entered the Gaston Memorial Hos
pital, February 7 for a leg treat
ment, Friends in his department
wish him a speedy recovery.
Mrs. Vickie Spencer, battery
hand, and her husband, Pete, visit
ed W. W. Jones in Shelby on Feb
Misses Patricia and Peggy
Davis, daughters of Mrs. Lucille
Davis, change hand, spent the day
of February 25 in Raleigh along
with other members of the Student
Council of Lincolnton High School.
Miss Becky Douglas, daughter
of Mrs. Betty Martin, battery hand,
celebrated her tenth birthday with
a party Saturday, February 21.
Games and refreshments were en
joyed by 16 guests.
Mrs. Vauda Clark, smash hand,
and husband, Ronald, creeler, visit
ed Mrs. Clark’s parents recently in
Asheville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Freddy Farmer
and daughter of Bishopville, S. C.
were recent week-end guests of
Mrs. Thelma Hargett, battery
Pfc. Walter Hannah of Fort
Jackson visited his sister, Mrs.
Eula Mills, weaver, recently.
James Truesdale, son of Mrs.
Colsia Truesdale, battery hand, has
been examined for the Army.
Fixer J. C. and Mrs. Ella Ruff,
battery hand, have as their guest,
Mrs. Dora Ruff, mother of Mr.
Mrs, Beatrice Carver, change
hand, had as guests recently, her
son, Lionel and his wife, Betty Jo
Carver from Asheville, N. C.
Mrs. Ruby Spencer, smash hand,
had her brother, Lee Dobbins of
Avondale, N. C., as guest on Sun
day, February 8.
Employees welcomed back to
work after being on sick leave
were Mrs. Sarah Ward, battery
hand, and Mrs. Eva Henson, bat
Bassie R. Rogers, battery hand,
is out sick with flu.
The friends of S. C. Tate, slasher
tender, will be glad to know that
he is home from the hospital and
is showing much improvement.
Miss Nina Milton, smash hand,
has recently been admitted to the
Gaston Memorial Hospital for
Sandra Kay Spencer, daughter
of Mrs. Ruby Spencer, smash hand,
is ill. She is in the Gaston Me
Mrs. Faye Oakes, winder tender,
spent the week end recently in
Asheville visiting friends.
Mrs. Kate Huffstetler recently
gave her husband a surprise birth
day party. There were 30 guests
Mrs. Corine Lewis, winder ten
der, recently spent a week in
Louisiana with Sgt. and Mrs.
Cecil Stewart, the latter her daugh
Arnold Grindle, yarn packer, and
and Mrs. Mae Grindle spent a few
days recently in Miami, Fla.
Mrs. Helen Sweeting, winder ten
der, is in the Memorial Hospital.
Wishes for a speedy recovery are
sent to her.
Mrs, Virginia Blackwood, winder
tender, has returned home from the
Memorial Hospital after under
going an operation.
Mrs. Alma Westbrooks, winder
tender, had as guests recently, Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. Sellers from Cleve
land, Ohio, former employees of
J. A. Waldrep, Carding Depart
ment, and his wife attended the
funeral of the former’s uncle,
George Wheeler in Clarkville, Ga.,
on Thursday, February 5.
George Robinson, oiler, and his
family had their belated Christmas
in January when Max W. Robinson,
their son, arrived home. Lenull
Keenesas was also guest for the
occasion. Max has returned to his
base and would like for his friends
to write to him. His address is as
follows: Max W. Robinson, FCFH,
E Division, USS Mt. Baker, AE4,
San Francisco, Calif.
Earl Moses, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Moses, Cloth Room, at
tended the ball game in Daytona
Beach, Fla., Thursday and Friday,
February 5 and 6.
Mrs. Theodore Townsend, wife of
Theodore Townsend, Cloth Room,
has entered the hospital. Wishes
for a speedy recovery are sent to
Mrs. Helen McCarter, inspector,
attended the funeral of her grand
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Leona
Withers, who died on January 29.
The burial was held in Lincolnton,
Fred Morrow, Warehouse over
seer, has been out sick with flu, but
has returned to work now.
Albert Meeks, laborer, wishes to
thank all of the Warehouse em
ployees for their fine contribution
and cooperation with him as com
mitteeman during the recent Com
munity Fund Drive.
Sympathy is extended to the
family of Mason Rainey, fork truck
driver, in the recent death of Mrs.
Rainey’s brother, James Mobley,
an employee of Firestone.
These employees, recently ill,
have returned to work: James An
derson, Lorenzo Friday, Henry
Gordon, Jasper McCollum, Will
Starnes, and Luther Thompson.
The employees of the Warehouse
welcome three new employees,
James McCoy, James Bratton, and
Aleas Gwinn, daughter of Lon
nie Gwinn, Warehouse, has re
turned to school after an extended
Will Panther, carpenter, who has
been out sick for quite a few
months, underwent an operation re
cently at the Gaston Memorial Hos
Painter Jimmie Jacobs and Mrs.
Jacobs were honored with a house
warming shower given by Miss
Ann McCarver at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar Jacobs on February
5. Approximately 52 guests were
present for the party and Mr. and
Mrs. Jacobs received some wonder
Eddie Carson, grandson of IMant
Guard Ralph Carson, is showing
much improvement after being run
over by a car on January 28.
Radio Ham Carroll Webb of the
Shop asks that any one having
a message they would like to send
to a boy in the service, to get in
contact with him.
Frank Brown, laborer, was on
vacation the week of February 7.
Billy Sparrow, son of Yard Man
Frank Sparrow, was home recently
for the week end from State Col
lege, Raleigh. Bill is a sophomore
at State and he, also, holds the
rank of Master Sergeant in the
Junior Elders, son of Bryant
Elders, welder, has gone into the
Doc Hallman, bench man, attend
ed the stock car races in Daytona
Beach, Fla. recently.
Paul Walker, Supervisor of the
Roller Shop, recently was hospital
ized for surgery.
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Mr. and Mrs. Will Nixon an
nounce the birth of a daughter on
February 22. Will is a Warehouse
employee on the first shift.