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JUNE 10, 1953
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PONY LEAGUE—(at left) Firestone entry in the newly formed Gaston County
Pony League is currently running one game behind the leading Smyre entry. Members
of the team, front row left to right, are: Guy Bridges, Loyd Beaver, Bucky Lewis,
Jimmy Green, Ronnie Ballard, and Jerry Lyles. In the back row are: Robert Murray,
Donald Honeycutt, Jerry Farrell, Jerry Moore, Jerry Stewart, James Galloway, and
JAMES GALLOWAY, (center) Pony League pitcher, fires a fast ball in one
of the scheduled Tuesday and Thursday afternoon games at the Firestone Ball Park.
FIRESTONE TEXTILES’ LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM (at right) is currently
tied for first place with the Gastonia Combed Yarns entry. Members of the Little
League team, front row left to right, are: Danny Jones, Kenny Bolick, Buford Turner,
Billy Ledford (bat boy), M. C. Huffstetler, Vance Ipock, L. C. Beaver, and Ralph
Huffstetler. In the back row are: David Haynes, Steve Smith, Bobby Tate, Jack York,
Sammy Honeycutt, Roland Conrad, and Buddy Johnson.
FIVE YEAR PINS
Sue N. Harris
Myriel M. Horton
George E. Harper, Jr.
Vernon H. Brockman
TEN YEAR PINS
J. L. B. Grant
Evelyn P. Hughes
Jack Fewell, Jr.
Edward W. Anderson, Jr.
Mattie P. Harbin
MRS. GERTIE GARRETT
Mrs, Gertie Garrett, aunt of Mrs.
Grady Burch, died on May 12, in
Hiawasaee, Ga. Grady Burch is a
twister tender in the Twisting De
ROY JACKSON TATE
Roy Jackson Tate, 62, of Caro-
leen died May 26 at the home of a
son, Robert Tate in Gastonia. Mr.
Tate was a brother of S. C. Tate,
MRS. JACK MOSS
Mrs. Jack Moss, 18, of Kings
Mountain and daughter of Howard
Allen, loom fixer, died in a Win
ston-Salem Hospital in April.
MRS. MARY PRITEBETT
Mrs. Mary Pritebett of Lula,
Ga., grandmother of Mrs. Oleen
Weaver, died on April 16. Mrs.
Weaver and her two daughters at
tended the funeral.
W. L. HENSON
W. L. Henson, brother of Plant
Engineer W. G. Henson, died at
his home in Taylors, S. C., on
William Bolding, father of Mrs.
Bessie Chastain, respooler, died at
his home on May 24.
THE snapshot above was
adjudged winner in the first
Photographic Contest sponsored
by the Recreation Department.
The owner of the winning photo
graph is Mrs. Irene Burroughs,
inspector in the Weaving De
Another contest has been an
nounced by Recreation Director
Ralph Johnson for the month of
June. The best three photographs
entered this month will win for
their owners the prize awards of
$5, $3, and $2. Photographs for
the June contest must be of
animals, either wild or domestic.
W. T, Bennett, Ply Twisting De
partment, and Mrs. Bennett an
nounce the birth of a son, Michael
Winton, on May 15, at the Gaston
Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Bennett
is the daughter of William Cosey,
Carding Department, and Mrs.
Annie Cosey, Twisting Depart
Cpl. and Mrs. Kenneth Powers
announce the birth of a son, Ken
neth Richard, on May 25. Cpl.
Powers is the son of Paul Powers,
weaver, and Mrs. Powers, battery
hand. He is stationed in Korea.
Twister Tender Joe Aldridge and
Mrs. Aldridge announce the birth
of a daughter, Sherrie Lynn, on
May 14, at the Garrison General
Hospital. Sherrie Lynn weighed 7
pounds and 5 ounces.
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June 10th. On this date 115 re
ceived diplomas and 45 were given
For the benefit of those who do
not want to take a complete course,
but who would like to learn how
to spin, weave, etc., a special 6-
week practical operating course is
The school office, according to
Mr. Folk, remains open year-
round. Students are asked to regis
ter as early as possible for the
classes beginning July 1st.
ERNEST D. BAGWELL be
came overseer of Syc. Weaving
on May 12. Mr. Bagwell was
affiliated with the Arkwright
Mills of Spartanburg, S. C., be
fore joining Firestone Textiles.
His family will join him in Gas
tonia as soon as a residence can
be obtained. His wife was the
former Violet Hawkins of Gaff
ney, S. C. They have two child
ren: “Butch”, 9; and Jane, 6.
The Gastonia Police Department
requests that automobiles be kept
out of the alley next to the Fire
stone Ball Park. Employees arc
urged to comply with this request.
A 4-H Champion
LARRY McCARTER, 13, son of Millwright A. L. McCarter,
holds his champion 4-H Club heifer at his father’s home in the
Robinson School Community. The heifer, named “Blossom” has
won first prize in district and regional 4-H competition within the
past year. . ^
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