may 10, 1953
Cpl. Charles E, Ivey, son of Mrs.
Hassie Honea, spinner, is home for
a 15-day furlough after serving 11
months in Korea. He is now sta
tioned at Camp Crowder, Miss.
^I’s. Honea has another son,
S.F.C. Thomas F, Ivey who is now
seiving in the Second Infantry Di-
vision in Korea.
S.P.C. Billie V. Posey, brother of
Miss Ruth Posey and Mrs. Lois
Kolding, spinners, received his dis-
charge from the Army on April
18. He served 11 months in Korea.
They also have another brother
now serving in Korea, who would
Appreciate hearing from his
Wends. His address is as follows:
Pfc. Charles R. Posey 1339, D
^0-, 1st Eng. Bn., 1st Marine Div.
c/o Fleet P. 0., San Fran
Welcomed back to work after
Several weeks of illness were the
following employees: Howard Mc-
Cartsr, doffer; Margie Davis, spin-
and Tressie Webb, spinner.
Mrs. Mary Calhoun, spinner, and
^er husband. Bill, Weaving Depart-
had as visitors recently, Mr.
9^nd Mrs. J. R. Jones and children
Sanford, Fla., and also their
^•ughter, Mrs. Max Frazier, and
husband of Fayetteville.
Mrs. Eula Church, spinner, is
^isiting her sister in Havershan,
who is seriously ill.
Oliver Taylor, section man, and
is wife, Virgie, spinner, had as
gu^ests recently, Mr. and Mrs. Will
^her of Bessemer City.
Mrs. Robbie Miller, spinner, who
an operation recently, has had
® return to the hospital. Best
''^ishes for a speedy recovery are
^ Mrs. Greathel Crunkleton, winder
ender, received a message that
son. A/1C Ted Crunkleton, Jr.,
fv> Korea, was leaving for
^ States on April 17.
Junior Tart, son of E. L. Tart,
,|^i®ter tender, and Mrs. Marie
Hrt, respooler, has received his
ischarge from the Army on
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Miller of
Uanover St. were guests of Mrs.
^^ara Mitchell, reclaimer, on April
Reevp« • Mrs.
"son Ge„erarH"‘ “*
for a Hospital. Wishes
her. ^ ^ recovery are sent to
Gaston i\/r ’ man, is in the
wishes f Hospital. Best
for speedy recovery.
Charloct^^ John Thomas of
April* 19 reclaimer,
*^f small daughter
fell o f ®omi Hodge, reclaimer,
her ^ April 18, and broke
®Peedv° for a
her. ^^covery are extended to
famil ’ Hill and
of High Point, were guests
on Johnson, reclaimer,
IVTrg Ginn, second hand, and
IVTrg >1^^^ visited their mothers,
ati(j ®^^ie Ginn of Royston, Ga.,
-ff' Brewer of Toccoa,
' ^hile on vacation recently.
Coy Reece, fixer, and his wife.
Emma, respooler, had as visitors
recently, Mrs. Boyd Cardwright
and her daughter of Knoxsville,
Jerry Keisler, twister tender,
and his wife, along with Mrs.
Mayebell Keisler, reclaimer, spent
the week recently with relatives in
Columbia, S. C.
Miss Nancy Dixon, daughter of
Mrs. Ellen Dixon, respooler, is
home from the Garrison General
Hospital. She is recovering nice
ly from a recent operation.
Bobbie Hamby, son of Mrs. Del-
sie Merritt, spooler tender, suffer
ed a very painful injury recently
when he was thrown from his
bicycle. He was taken to the Gas
ton Memorial Hospital where quite
a few stitches were required in his
Mrs. Addie Lee Sapp, reclaimer,
reported a wonderful trip to Macon,
Baxley, and Douglas, Ga.. while on
Pvt. Glenn Jones, and his wife
of Augusta, Ga., visited the lat-
ter’s mother, Mrs. Brannon Cox.,
winder tender, recently.
Milton Nichols, second hand, re
cently took a week’s vacation.
Linda and Judy Nichols, small
daughters of Mrs. Sarah Nichols,
warper tender, have measles.
Mrs. Rosalie Burger, reclaimer,
and family visited in Bryson City,
N. C., while she was on vacation.
Welcomed to the Spooling De
partment as a sweeper was Allen
Mrs. Mildred Smith, warper help
er, is in the Gaston Memorial Hos
pital. Wishes for a speedy re
covery are sent to her.
Willard Stiles, weaver, and Jes
sie Liles, weaver, are on the sick
list. Wishes for speedy recovery
are sent to them.
Paul Powers, weaver, and Mrs.
Powers, battery hand, had as their
guest recently, the former’s
mother, Mrs. Mary Powers from
Spartanburg, S. C.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Posey, battery
hand, had as week-end guests re
cently, Johnnie Bryant, Misses
Jean Bolding and Maude Ballew,
the latter her sister of Liberty,
Mrs. Vickie Spencer, battery
hand, and her husband visited the
latter’s father in Gaffney, S. C.,
Miss Pat Davis of Lincolnton,
daughter of Mrs. Lucille Davis,
change hand, had as week-end
guest recently. Miss Marie Moore,
daughter of Howard Moore, shop.
A lovely surprise birthday party
was given for Mrs. Audrey Mathis,
smash hand, at the Girls Club on
April 14 by her children. She re
ceived many lovely gifts and
everyone had a wonderful time.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Guyton, and
Mr. and Mrs. B. 0. Maxie of Laur-
inburg were dinner guests recent
ly of Ha Webster, splicer.
Mrs. Rosa Lane, splicer, recently
visited Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jen
kins in Durham.
Mrs. Rachel Dugan, tie-in-hand,
and family recently visited Mr. and
Mrs. Johnnie Dugan in Charles
ton, S. C.
The employees of the First
Shift Winding welcome Reed
Canipe, fixer, and Danney Dorsey,
sweeper, to that department.
Mrs. Mae Grindle and Mrs. Viola
McCurry are still on the sick list.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
are sent to them.
Mrs. Pauline Barrett, winder
tender recently celebrated hor
Gwynn Hardin, beam doffer, h~d
as guests recently, his daughter,
Mrs. Alice Buchanan and son
from Franklin, N. C,
Mrs. Robert Graham, winder ten
der, recently spent the week end
in Atlanta, Ga., visiting her sister.
Mrs. Hazel Newton, warper ten
der, and husband spent the week
end recently at Blowing Rock.
Loretta Reel, daughter of Mrs.
Helen Reel, winder tender, recent
ly returned from Washington,
D. C., where she, with the 8th
grade of Victory School, spent a
few days on a sightseeing trip.
The Youngest Set
BIRTHDAY PARTY — Little
Miss Cathy Shields was launched
into the social whirl of parties
on the occasion of her first
birthday. According to her fa
ther, Ray Shields, Shop, the cele
bration was a solid success com
plete with ice cream, cake and
favors for the eleven invited,
small fry guests.
Electrician William H. Massagee
is a patient at the Gaston Memorial
Bench man Joe Champion spent
the week of April 18 on vacation.
Section Man Leon Keisler, Sec
ond Hand Belon Hanna, Lathe Op
erator Cramer Little and Carl Mor
rison, son of Mrs. H. M. Morrison,
Weaving Department, spent two
days recently fishing at Santee
Cooper Lakes in South Carolina.
Electrician Horace Robinson was
on his vacation the week of April
25. He went fishing on the coast
while on vacation and reported that
the fish were not biting.
Draftsman Roy Harwell reports
that he has a new hobby, water
skiing. You may find Roy and
Electrician Ray Pearson enjoying
this sport most any warm after
noon on the Catawaba River.
Supply Sgt. Willis Leonhardt,
son of Lathe Operator Loy Leon
hardt, is home on furlough from
Belltown, Ohio. Sgt. Leonhardt has
been in the Air Force for the past
A/IC W. G. Henson, Jr., son of
Plant Engineer W. G. Henson and
Mrs. Henson, spent a week recent
ly with his family. He was accom
panied back by his wife, who had
been visiting her parents here. W.
G. is stationed at Patrick Air
Base, Cocoa, Fla.
Apprentice Draftsman Henry
Lecroy spent the week end recently
at the Citadal in Charleston, S. C.
Henry may enter school this tail.
Friends of J. A. Waldrep ol the
Cardmg Department will be glad
to hear that he has returned to iiis
home after undergoing an opera
tion at the Garrison General Hos
pital recently. His wife is an in
spector in the Cloth Room.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Davis, and
daughter, Joyce, spent the week
end recently in Cannon, Ga.
G. W. McElrath of Asheville re
cently spent the week with his
daughter, Mrs. Howard Moses, and
Mrs. Dottle Walker and baby
flew from Houston, Texas, to visit
her mother, Mrs. Nell Kobmson,
Cline West of Providence, R, I.,
visited his aunt, Mrs. Nell Robin
son, while she was in the hospital
recently. Mrs. Robinson would like
to thank all of her friends for the
kindness shown her while in the
Lonnie G. Barber, Shipping De
partment, entered the Gaston
County Negro Hospital, Monday,
April 20 for a minor operation.
Wishes for a speedy recovery are
sent to him.
Allen Jeter, fork truck driver,
is spending his vacation in Wash
ington, D. C., and Baltimore, Md.
Arthur Byrd spent his vacation
in South Carolina visiting relatives
Miss Helen Spencer, main office,
and Mrs. Henry Black entertain
ed jointly at the home of the
latter, Friday evening, April 11, in
compliment to the former Miss
Doris Spivey, whose marriage to
Robert Brandon of Pennsylvania,
was an event of Sunday, April 19
at the Pisgah A.R.P. Church. A
delicious spaghetti dinner was
served, and afterwards Miss
Spivey was rememberd with a mis
cellaneous shower of gifts.
Twenty-five guests were present.
Members of main office join in
extending a hearty welcome to
it’s two new members namely:
Mrs. Gene Alexander of Landers
Chapel, Lincolnton. Gene is mar
ried to Paul Alexander, an em
ployee of the City of Gastonia.
They are the parents of two
c)hildren, Paul, Jr., and Larry
Bruce. Mrs. Louise Ward of Fire
stone Blvd. comes to us from Gas
tonia Weaving. She is married to
Charles Ward, a barber of Gam
ble’s Barber Shop. They have one
child, Karen Daune.
Mrs. Gladys Nygard, main
office, and husband, Paul, vaca
tioned at Myrtle Beach, S. C., and
Orangeburg, S. C., during the week
of April 19-25. While in Orange
burg, they were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. James Garrick.
R. L. Tompkins, Purchasing
Agent, vacationed at his home dur
ing the week of April 19-25.
J. V. Darwin, main office, con
tinues ill at his home after being
confined to Gaston Memorial Hos
pital. Wishes for a speedy recovery
are sent to Mr. Darwin.
MRS. FRED ROCKETT
Mrs. Fred Rockett, wife of Mill
wright Fred Rockett, died sudden
ly on April 18. Sympathy is ex
tended to Mr. Rocket in the death
of his wife.
MISS JUDY PLONK, 6,
granddaughter of Employment
Manager J. E. Spencer, recently
played the bride’s part in a Tom
Thumb wedding at the Dallas
High School. The performance
was staged to raise funds for
Woman’s Club activities in
Dallas. Miss Plonk is the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Plonk of that town.
Bob Hood, Firestone News Edi
tor, went to Daytona Beach, Fla.,
on May 9, to participate in the
Dixie District Quartette elimina
tions. Mr. Hood is a member of
the Cotton Chords, a barbershop
Mrs. Grace Reeves, visiting
nurse, and her husband, J. B.,
spent the week end of May 2 at
The employees of the Personnel
Department enjoyed a Fish Fry at
Robinwood Lake on May 1.
J. M. Cooper, Time Study Engi
neer, went to Roanoke, Va., on a
business trip on April 22. He re
turned on May 1.
L. B. McAbee, Safety Director,
was on vacation the week of April
27. Mrs. McAbee has entered the
hospital for an operation. Best
wishes for a speedy recovery are
sent to her.
T. B. Ipock, Jr., Industrial Rela
tions Director, and Mrs. Ipock an
nounce the birth of a son, Robert
David, on Wednesday, April 29 at
the Charlotte Memorial Hospital.
Carl Smith, creeler, and Mrs.
Smith announce the birth of a
son, David Carl, at the Kings
Mountain Hospital recently.
Ernest Coleman, yarn man, and
Mrs. Coleman announce the birth
of a son on April 15.
Lynn Atkinson, Shop, and Mrs.
Atkinson announce the birth of a
son at the Gaston Memorial Hos
pital on April 13.
T. W. Turner, carpenter, and
Mrs. Turner announce the birth of
a son, John Lewis, at the Garrison
General Hospital on April 22.