AUGUST 15, 1955
Clampitt spent their vacation at
Bryson City, N. C.
Mrs. Elease Austin, respooler,
and family visited Mr. and Mrs.
L. L. Outlaw Sunday, July 26, in
Laurinburg, N. C.
Mrs. E. A. Fancher spent a re
cent Sunday with her daughter,
Mrs. Gertrude Bradley, reclaimer,
at her home on Linwood Road.
Doffer Odell Thomas and Mrs.
Thomas had as week-end guests
recently, the latter’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Hunter of
Tape Man Giles Gainey and his
wife, Ellen, reclaimer, were very
happy two weeks ago when the
latter’s brother, H. F. Davis of
Nashville, Tenn., visited them at
their home for the first time in 22
years. They also visited A. B.
Davis, father of Mrs. Gainey and
Mr. Davis in Hartsville, S. C.
Mrs. Pearl Aldridge, inspector,
entered Gaston Memorial Hospital
Monday, July 27 for an operation.
Overseer H. T. Aldridge, his
wife. Pearl, inspector, their daugh
ter, Louise, Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Kaylor, their children, Morris
Gamble, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lee
Aldridge and family spent the
week end of July 18 at Bridge
water fishing and swimming. They
report a wonderful time.
Overhauler B. C. Bryant, his
wife, their daughter, Mrs. Nell
Dean Haunn, tie-in-hand, Twister
Tender Horace Haunn and children
enjoyed a birthday dinner in Salis
bury, Sunday, July 26. It was the
birthday of Alford Bryant, son of
B. C., and two of their grand
The employees of the Twisting
Department welcome Mrs. Leola
Chambers, respooler, to the Second
Mrs. Annie Cosey, reclaimer,
Mrs. Aleen Whitesides, respooler,
and Mrs. Lorain Aldridge gave a
bridal shower Friday, July 24, at
the Firestone Girls Club, honoring
Miss Louise Aldridge, daughter of
Overseer H. T. Aldridge and Mrs.
Pearl Aldridge, inspector. Miss
Aldridge is to be marired in Sep
tember to Mr. Morris Gamble. The
tables were decorated in white and
green using white flowers with
green fern and white candles. Re
freshments were served to 32
guests. Miss Aldridge received
many nice gifts.
SALES YARN TWISTING
Mrs. Bonnie Dockery, reclaimer,
Walter Dockery, and their daugh
ter spent their vacation visiting
relatives in Rosville, Ga.
Twister Tender Hoyt Hardy
spent his vacation visiting in
Athens, Ga. He also spent a few
days on a fishing trip to Savanah.
He reports the fishing very good.
Overhauler Albert W. Laughlin
and Mrs. Laughlin had as guest
recently, Jerry Laughlin of At
Twister Tender Glenn McMillon
attended the motorcycle races at
Weaversville, N. C.
Section Man W. H. Hughes and
Mrs. Hughes have as guest at
their home in Love Heights, Mrs.
Mary Hughes of Copperhill, Tenn.
Mrs. Betty Thomas, inspector,
had as guests recently, Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Harris and children
of Raleigh. Also Mrs, Lillie Row
land accompanied them. They all
spent a vacation at Murphy and
Smoky Mountain National Park.
Denny Dockery, son of Mrs.
Bonnie Dockery, reclaimer, has en-
News In Brief
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Miss Little League
VICKY BOLICK is shown
above with her recently acquired
“Miss Little League” trophy pre
sented her by members of the
A. L. Sudduth All-Stars. She
won the title through competi
tive voting of players and
fans. City Recreation Director
Willis Neely made the presenta
tion to Vicky following the last
game in the District Seven tour
nament. Vicky’s mother is Mrs.
Helen Bolick who is employed in
the Twisting Department.
tered the Army and is stationed at
Fort Campbell, Ky.
Overseer V. B. Lovingood and
Mrs. Lovingood attended a family
dinner in Hendersonville at the
home of the former’s brother.
Mrs. Trella Beaver, tie-in-hand,
entertained at a birthday dinner
her son, J. W. Beaver, recently.
Elene Dodgins, tie-in-hand, and
her husband had as guests recent
ly, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Lytle, and
children of Columbia, S. C., and
Rev. and Mrs. C. Wesley Lovin and
children of Kannapolis, N. C.
Mrs. Sarah Davis, battery hand,
and family spent the week recent
ly visiting relatives in Gainesville,
Mrs. J. M. Tate, Sr., mother of
Wilbert Tate, is a patient at the
Garrison General Hospital.
Mrs. Lucille Davis, change hand,
is a patient at Charlotte Memorial
Hospital where she has had a
Mrs. Alene Nelson and her
daughter spent the week end re
cently at Myrtle Beach.
Miss Nina Milton, smash hand,
spent the week of July 4, visiting
her brother, C. P. Milton in
Thomaston, Ga. She also visited in
Warm Springs, Ga.
Don Kelley, weaver, spent the
week of July 4th in Tila.
Mrs. Edna Ledford, battery
hand, has returned to work after
two weeks of illness.
Elsie Nash, battery hand, enter
tained at a birthday party in honor
of her daughter, Cynthia, on her
sixth birthday, July 10. Twenty-
two guests were present and she
received many nice gifts.
Betty Cloninger, battery hand,
entertained her son, Gene, at a
birthday party Sunday, July 12, on
his sixth birthday. Ice cream and
cake were served to seventeen
Mrs. Risbeth Webb was on vaca
tion the week of July 6.
Mrs. Nettie Reeves, weaver, was
on her vacation the week of July 6
in Danville, Va. She reported a
Miss Glenna Hamrick, daughter
of Mrs. Earline Gordon, weaver, en
tered Garrison General Hospital,
July 20, .for observation.
Second Hand Floyd Kelly and
Fixer Robert Nash were recently
on a fishing trip.
The employees of the Weaving
Department welcome Mrs. Charles
Dodgen to their department as a
Second Hand Carl Guffey and
family visited Bridgewater on va
cation. They did some fishing
William Floyd Hogan, Carrie
Mae Hogan, inspector, and family
spent the day at Mt. Mitchell re
cently. They had a family reunion
there. Mr. Hogan saw an uncle he
had not seen for 25 years, Rice
Hogan of Texas.
Second Hand Carl Rape, and
Leila Rape, inspector, had as week
end guests, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Rape and children of Greensboro,
William F. Hogan and Mrs.
Hogan, inspector, had as guests
recently, Mr. and Mrs. Arval Ho
gan of Charlotte. They brought
with tnem a 80 pound fish which
they caught in Florida.
Paint Foreman Homer Harmon
and family spent their vacation at
Cherry Grove Beach. Alberta
Fraiser, sister-in-law of Mrs. Har
mon, accompanied them.
Furman Pearson and family va
cationed at Myrtle Beach.
Bill Passmore, young son of
Fireman Robert Passmore, won a
bicycle light in the bombing con
test held recently at the local air
Miss Phoebe Pearson, Shop Of
fice, and cousin, Mrs. Glenn Pear
son, spent the week end of July 25
in Boone, N. C.. going up especial
ly to see the drama, “The Horn In
Miss Louise Sparrow, daughter
of Yardman Frank Sparrow, has
entered Warren-Wilson College.
Mrs. L. Dale Little and daughter,
Margaret, of Miami, Fla., are
visiting with Humidifier Man Bill
Little, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Little.
Mrs. H. A. Stokes, Mr. and Mrs.
Atwood Stokes, and Mrs. Lola Wil
son of Jacksonville, Fla., visited
with Assistant Plant Engineer H.
A. Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen re
cently. Mrs. H. A. Stokes is a
sister of Mrs. Cauthen. The party
went from here to Washington,
D. C., before returning to Jack
George C. Taylor and family of
Ocean Side, Long Island, N. Y..
and T. K. Taylor and family of
Raleigh, N. C., recently visited
Lathe Operator Cramer Little and
Mrs. Little. George and T. K. Tay
lor are brothers of Mrs. Little.
WATERMELON FEAST—Community kids wasted little time
getting to the heart of things during the rccent “watermelon slicing”
in the playground. Among the adults present were Assistant Recrea
tion Director June Badger and Willis Neely, recreation director for
Cotton Classer Frank W. Davis
is on a ten day trip through Texas
Valley accompanied by W. A. Karl,
President of Firestone Textiles.
Messrs. Davis and Karl are on
their annual cotton buying trip.
Warehouse Overseer Fred Mor
row was on his vacation recently
and enjoyed a little fishing.
Harold N. Robinson, warehouse
shipping clerk, and Mrs. Robin
son have returned fi'om Florida
where they spent their vacation
Mason Rainey, fork truck driver
spent his vacation in New York
City visiting relatives.
Six new employees have been
assigned to the Cloth Room. They
are Bill Reynolds, Alvin Ledford,
Buddy Green, Eugene Patterson,
Dottie Walker, and Eulalia Brock.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sessoms of
Manly, N. C., visited with the lat
ter’s sister, Mrs. Tommy Barton,
who is an inspector in the Cloth
Bobby Barton, son of Mrs.
Tommy Barton, inspector, spent
the week end on a camping trip in
the mountains with the Little
League Baseball Team of the
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton McLey-
more had as their week-end guests,
Mr. and Mrs. James Helms of
Denton, Texas, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Hawks of Athens, Ga.
Mrs. McLeymore is an inspector
in the Cloth Room.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stockton and
son, Earl, Jr., were recently week
end guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hal
Sherrill of Salisbury. Mrs. Stock
ton is employed in the Cloth Room.
Mr. and Mrs, Joe Douglas and
son visited the former’s mother,
Mrs, Annie Douglas, and sist^-r,
Mrs. Eva »Stockton, inspector, re
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McAbee
spent their vacation with relatives
in Georgia, attending the weddinj?
of Mrs. McAbee’s niece.
Little Ann Robinson from Wil
mington, is visiting her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Rob
Hermas Machine Operator Ho-
bcrt Rogers has returned to his
home from the hospital after a
Mrs. Bonnie Moses has return
ed to her home from Gaston Me
morial Hospital, where she under
went a serious operation.
Carolyn Sanders, main office*
her husband, Carl, their daughter,
Katherine Jean, Walter Waterson»
main office, his wife, Peggy,
their son. Butch, vacationed a*
Dayton Beach during the week
R. L. Tompkins, Purchasing
Agent, his wife, Emmie TompkinS»
main office, and their grandson^
Tommy Kasper, vacationed
Carolina Beach July 20 to 23. Ac
companying them were Jack ToniP'
kins, son of Mr. and Mrs. R-
Tompkins, Mrs. Jack Tompkin^’
and their small daughter, Susette»
Mrs. Novela James, main offi^®’
Carl James, Carding Department)
their son, Bobby, Carding Depa^'^'
ment, and W. A. Gaddis, Carding
Department, vacationed at Myr^^®
Beach during the week of July
Employees Invited To
Weekly Community Sinj^
A “community sing” is now
ing held each Thursday night i”
the Firestone Dining Room. Spo^'
sored by Overseer S, L. Owens
the assistance of A. A. Gaddis
director, the sing will center abou
the old familiar gospel songs.
employees are invited to attend
oarticipate in this new underta
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