august 15. 1953
Overhauler Mayford Sanders, his
^ife, and son visited in Virginia
With the former’s father recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Coy Elvis and
family have moved to California.
Mrs. Elvis is the daughter of
Mrs. Edna Harris, speeder tender.
Mrs. Lura Purcell, spinner, visit-
her daughter, Mrs. Bleese
livens, of York, S. C. and also
Mrs. Carrie Ash of Union, S. C.,
Mrs. Dell Morgan, spinner, was
Week-end guest of her daughter,
Ml’s, Fred Neeley, and Mrs. Ben
^^ennessee of Winsboro, S. C.
Charles Bishop, roving hoister,
^Pent part of his vacation fishing.
Mrs. Hassie Honea, roller pick-
remains sick at her home on
South King Street.
Mrs. Pauline Hanna, spinner,
husband, Belon, Twisting De
partment, and their daughter spent
of their vacation at Myrtle
®^ch, S. C. They also visited
^^other daughter and her husband,
and Mrs. Kenneth Barker of
Fayetteville, N. C.
Mrs. Lois Bolding, Spinning,
Bolding, Carding Depart-
their daughter, Carole, and
^ousin, Ann Posey, enjoyed a few
at Camp Firestone. While
were there, they saw Berry
nephew of Mrs. Blanche
Weaving Department, brmg
n ^ pound catfish.
. Coffer Mull Ramsey is vacation-
Avith his family at Fontana
Doffer Marshall Compton re
ports he had a nice rest at his
home while on vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Piercy and
daughters of Lexington, Va., visit
ed Second Hand R. F. Piercy re
cently. Mr. Graham Piercy teaches
Spanish at V. M. I.
Paul Hawkins, brother-in-law of
Second Hand R. F. Piercy, and Mrs.
Hawkins of Pittsburg, Pa,, were
visitors recently of The Piercys.
Mr. and Mrs. George Shultz of
Baltimore, Md., are spending two
weeks with Roxie Shultz, spinner.
Mr. Olen Burger of California
flew in his own plane to be guests
of Oiler Fred Ballew and Mrs.
Ballew, spinner. Frates Burger and
son, Roy Lee, of Winston-Salem,
along with Mr. Olen Burger flew
to Murphy to visit relatives.
Doffer Luke Brown, his wife,
Mrs. Brown, their son, R. M.
Brown, and Kenneth Brown visited
in Marshall recently.
Mrs. Sara Fulbright, spooler ten
der, Ralph Fulbright, and friends
recently spent their vacation tour
ing Boston, New York, Niagara
Falls, other New England cities,
Section Man O’Neil Gamble, his
wife, Jerry, and their daughter,
Rita, spent their vacation at Caro
Overseer O. K. Forrester has
recovered from a recent illness
and returned to work.
Mrs. Leila Wilson, reclaimer,
had as guests recently, her brother
and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. A. A.
Chapman of Anderson, S. C.
Homer Newton, son of Mrs.
Blanch Newton, reclaimer, left
July 29 for the Armed Forces.
Herbert Smith, husband of Mrs.
Mae Smith, spooler tender, is
showing improvement after his
Mrs. Mary Lou Acuff, winder
tender, and small daughter visited
friends in Grover, N. C., recently.
Mrs. Kathleen LaMountain, sis
ter of Miss Lottie Robinson, winder
tender, is improving after a very
Tommy Keenum, yarn man, and
Cecil Phillips, sweeper, visited
their parents in Murphy recently.
Lorene Anthony, small daugh
ter of Mrs. Hattie Anthony, warper
tender, received painful although
not serious injuries when her
gym set turned over with her.
She was hospitalized for two days.
Second Hand Milton Nichols re
ports that he went water skiing
recently and thoroughly enjoyed
it. He says it was lots of fun.
The employees of the Spooling
Department welcome back the fol
lowing employees: Mrs. Ruth Med-
lin, Mrs. Martha Parton, Mrs.
Betty Massey, Mrs. Lura Bell,
Mrs. .Janice Tino, Mrs. Chloe Mc
Daniel, and Mrs. Mary Townsend.
Mrs. Kathleen Hodge, reclaimer,
and Second Hand Jesse Hodge
visited Mr. and Mrs. Norman Pate
of McColl, S, C, recently. Mrs.
Pate is a sister of Mr. Hodge,
Barbara Ann Crumly of Gaines
ville, Ga., has been visiting for
five weeks her grandmother, Mrs.
Mae M. Massey, reclaimer.
Yarn Man Herman Rogers spent
his vacation with his father, Ben
Rogers of Highland, N. C.
Recognize Your Child?
TACKY PARTY—Mrs. Nellie Stowe, Girls’ Club, attempts to
select the winner at a Playground Tacky Party sponsored recently
by the Recreation Department. Little Miss Geraldine Chandler,?,
inset at left, finally got the nod from Mrs. Stowe.
Mrs. Mary Nell Bell, wife of
Tape Man Kenneth C. Bell, is a pa
tient at the Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Eva Plyler, respooler, had
as visitors recently her sister, Mrs.
Pearl Parie and family of Marsh-
ville, N. C.
Mrs. Hazel Foy, tie-in-hand,
Lathe Operator Ed Foy, and their
daughter spent the week of July
12-19 at Myrtle Beach.
Twister Tender Carl Brockman,
his wife, Pauline, and daughter
spent their vacation at Lake James,
They report a wonderful time.
Twister Tender Tommy Gibson,
his wife, Willie Mae, and the
former’s mother, Mrs. J. E. Gib
son, visited Atlanta, Ga., during
vacation. While there they visited
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Robertson, the
latter being Mr. Gibson’s sister.
Twister Tender Henry McDaniel
vacationed at Carolina Beach re
Mrs. Ellie Fowler, winder tender,
and Section Man Tom Fowler had
as visitors recently. Miss Deail
Hunter of Charlotte, Mr. and Mrs.
Marvin Simpson of Kannapolis.
Mrs. Cola M. Stacy, respooler,
her husband, Claude, and daughter
vacationed at Daytona Beach, Fla.,
Respooler Lassie Crawford, her
mother, Mrs. W. T. Clampitt,
Betty, Margaret, and Charles
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^^uiring Reporter Asks: What Is Your Idea Of An Ideal Vacation?
When your grandfather was a young man earning his way he didn’t
much thought to vacations, in all probability, for the good reason that he didn’t
a chance to take vacations very often. Industry in those days didn’t provide
pnerally for such liberal vacations as are now customary. Thus, he was spared of at
one modern problem—if that’s what it is—namely, what to do on vacation. To
y present day working folk, however, who have vacations to plan and look forward
to each summer, it is not so much a problem as it is part of the fun of taking a
vacation. In any case, those in the plant who were interviewed in this connection were
ready with answers. Some reported their plans for this summer’s vacation; others—
and this is what the interviewer wanted—went a step further and explained the “ideal”
vacation. Then, happily, there were the genuinely optimistic who were inclined to view
any vacation as ideal. How do your ideas about an ideal vacation compare with these ?
A. CALDWELL, Wind-
a y’ the best way to spend
to is to rest. “Don’t plan
^ lick,” he adds for em-
catiQ^.’ while va-
fegj. you come back to work
the ready to go.” On
according to Mr.
you ^ ^ vacation that leaves
soi^^^^^^^sted physically takes
J'nx to “recover from”.
thirjg''* ^^0 must do some-
visgg their vacation he ad-
Jiivich '^^ing. “It doesn’t take
fish,’ he conclud-
PAYTON LEWIS, section
man, is postive about the “ideal”
vacation. “It’s the vacation, and
place, where there is plenty to
eat and plenty of fish for fish
ing.” Mr. Lewis has three weeks
of vacation which he plans to
use as follows: 1st week at
Bridgewater (Camp Firestone),
fishing and sleepjng, 2nd week at
home working 4]t>out the house,
and 3rd week ai Monk’s Corner,
S. C., fishing qgain—this time
he plans to “^pll” or “lazy”
Firestone News, Dated September 10
MBS. BESSIE GAINES,
warper helper, likes the moun
tains. Not only does she like to
drive through the mountains,
but, given the opportunity, she’ll
climb them. A worker at this
plant 40 years, of which 18 have
been with Firestone, she is as
spry as most youngsters when
it comes to mountain climbing.
Her favorite city in Western
North Carolina is Asheville. Mrs.
Gaines came to Gastonia from
Spartanburg, S. C., in her youth.
She was employed by the Loray
Company to work in the Spooling
Department and she’s been here
—and in Spooling—ever since.
VIRGIL STILES, watchman,
thinks the best vacation is one
spent in service to the church,
Mr. Stiles is doing considerable
religious work in a church in
South Gastonia he helped organ
ize. Taking the view that life is
too short to be frittered away
doing unimportant things, he
says he enjoys nothing better
than reading the Bible in his
spare time. He has one more
week of vacation due him which
he plans to take when his son
arrives from summer school at
Louisiana State University. At
that time he and his family will
probably visit relatives in West
ern North Carolina.
WAYMON ROBINSON, spin
ning doffer, says vacation to him
means the beach and that just
about any vacation is ideal so
long as it is spent there. He and
his family have already been to
Myrtle Beach, S. C., and plan to
go again. They like the activity
and crowds at the beach, and
especially enjoy deep sea fishing.
“Give me the beach any day over
the mountains,” he explains.
“The same goes for the family,”
he concludes, “they just love the