A/1C Jack McGraw, son of Card
Tender John McGraw, is spending
a 30-day furlough with his parents
after 12 months in Alaska,
Best wishes for, a speedy recov
ery are sent to Roving Hauler Fur-
Jttan Mason, who has been out sick
for several weeks.
Card Tender Roscoe Westmore
land and family recently had as
guests, Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Myers
of Roanoke, Va., and also Cpl.
Don Vencille of Breckenridge, Ky.
Mrs. Dorothy Beckham, spooler
tender, and family visited relatives
and friends in Lexington, S. C., re
Mrs. Mary Robinson, mother of
Lottie Mae Robinson, winder ten-
is seriously ill in the hospital.
Checker Andrew Gaddis and
Yarn Man Allen Dockery visited
relatives in Murphy, N. C.
Mrs. Frances Player, winder ten-
^®r, and husband visited the form
er s niece, Mrs. Bardee Shropshire,
■who is recovering from a serious
operation in Rutherfordton, N. C.
J" L. Stepp, father of Mrs.
^adge Hembree, creeler tender,
has been seriously ill in the hos
pital but has returned to his home
Mrs. Mary Lou Acuff, winder
tender, and small daughter visited
friends in Lawndale, N. C.
Mrs. Lelia Wilson, reclaimer,
husband, Gomer, Carding De
partment, visited relatives in An
derson, S. C., recently.
Mrs. Mary Mitchem, mother of
^rs. Ruth Neal, warper helper, has
been undergoing treatment in the
Gaston Memorial Hospital. She has
returned to her home and is show
Second Hand Milton/Nichols is
enjoying ■ a vacation this week.
Bill York of the first shift, is
working in his place.
Lucy Morrison, warper tender,
spent a few days with her mother
in Gaffney, S. C.
Mable Thomas, winder tender,
A Family Rarity
FIVE GENERATIONS are shown in the picture above. The
latest generation is asleep in the arms of her great-great grand
mother, Mrs. Luke Smith, 78, of Canton, N. C. Little Kay Summey,
age six weeks, has more than her share of doting grandmas: After
Mrs. Smith there is great grandmother, Mrs. Ruth McCreight (Twist
ing), standing at right; grandmother, Mrs. Thurmon Summey, stand
ing center; and finally the baby girl’s father, Wilburn Summey, also
of the Twisting Department. This snapshot of the group was taken
in July at the home of Mrs. McCreight.
has moved into her new home on
South Weldon Street.
Mrs. Cecil Stewart and children
of Denver, Colo., are spending a
few weeks with Mrs. Stewart’s
parents, Mrs. Corene Lewis, win
der tender, and Lloyd Lewis, cotton
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Atkinson and
Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Atkinson went
to the Carolina and Wake Forest
football game, Saturday, October
Second Hand Pete McArver at
tended the Purdue and Duke foot
ball game at Durham, Saturday,
Yarn Packer Vernon Martin has
been transferred to the Supply
Mrs, Mayzelle Lewis, winder ten
der, and her husband spent a few
davs in Memphis and Chattanooga,
The employees of the Cloth De
partment are delighted to have
Samuel C. Tate back at work after
an absence of nearly six months
in the hospital at Gaston Memorial
Hoppital and Duke Hospital.
J. A. Waldrop and Mrs, Margie
Waldrop, employees of the Card
ing Department and Cloth Room,
respectively, attended the Mincey
Reunion at Franklin, N. C., recent-
iv. Mr. and Mrs. Max Fish and Mr.
and Mr. Norman Jenkins and their
children attended the reunion also.
Visitors recently at the home of
Mrs. Eva Stockton, Cloth Room,
and her mother, Mrs. Annie Doug
las, were: Mr. and Mrs. Bud Price
of Kannapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Gary
Brown and sons of Cramerton; Mr.
and Mrs. Douglas and son of Char
lotte; Mrs. Gladys Douglas Benson
of California; Mrs. Frances Doug
las Walker and her mother-in-law
of New Jersey; The Everett Stock
tons; Mrs. Bessie Stockton; and
Mrs. E. L. Quinn all of Gastonia.
Mrs. Irene Barton had as week
end guests recently, Mr. and Mrs.
A. H. Johnson and daughter of
Danville, Va., and also Mr. and
Mrs. A1 Todd and daughter.
Mr. and Mrs, Tommie Barton,
their son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bell
motored to Mt. Mitchell recently.
Mr, and Mrs. Bill Grant, their
family, and Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Moses, and their children visited
the china shop in Rutherfordton
Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson
and family spent the day recently
at Chimney Rock,
David C. Kelly, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Floy Kelly of the Weaving
Department, is visiting his parents
on a 30-day furlough. David work
ed at Firestone Textiles before en
tering the Navy. His address is
David C. Kelly, 2nd Division, USS
Herrico, APO 45, San Francisco,
Mrs. Betty Cloninger, battery
hand, has returned to work after
several days of illness.
Flay Harmon, loom fixer, recent
ly spent the week end at Kure
Charles Norwood, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Norwood, Weaving Depart
ment, celebrated his 10th birthday
on October 20.
Mrs, J. 0. Blanton is visiting her
mother, Mrs. Earlene Gordon,
Oleen Weaver, Alene Nelson and
Earlene Gordon, weaver, attended
the hair stylist convention held in
Charlotte, October 4-6.
Mrs. Ethel Robinson, change
hand, and family spent the week
end recently at the beach. They
also visited the Brookgreen Gar
^nquirin^ Reporter A.shs: What’s Yoiir Favorite Comic Character?
Like comics? Nearly everybody does. At least everyone interviewed in the
^^ant and Main Office likes ’em, and more than that has a favorite comic strip or
'Character. The little imps, urchins, and assorted creatures—some lifelike, others
father out-of-this-world—that scamper across the funny page have an irresistable
attraction for people of all ages.
Whatever the reasons for comic strip popularity—^the experts talk about “reader
identification with favorite character” and “sympathy for the character who stays in
trouble”—the fact is that comics are popular. Sometimes readers rather sheepishly
admit to reading the comics before front page news. At any rate, the so-called “funnies”
get plenty of selected and across-the-board attention. The employees below list some
of the more select—as they see it.
Department, likes Dick
g O' . aer reason: “Almost every
ter ^ ^ritroduces a new and in-
character.” The names
citi characters are a real fas-
to Mrs. Brockman. “I
Brockman, “and it’s
^^other favorite comic,” con-
“Ues ' -
‘Priscella’s Pop’. That’s
that has the little girl,
constantly making wise-
^bout her father.”
J. L, B. GRANT, twister tender,
likes “Bugs Bunny” because it’s
usually funny, “I like funnies that
are just that,” he explains. Mr.
Grant guesses that 80 per cent of
Americans read the comic strips.
“People should read the news first,
I think, and not let the funnies
completely overshadow real life
events.” Mr. Grant follows his own
suggestion and first read3 the news
of the day, then the funny page.
MRS. MARTHA WEBB, tie-in-
hand, is fond of the comic strip,
“Boots and Her Buddies”. She also
likes “Blondie” with its famous
character “Dagwood”. “I like these
two because they are actually fun
ny, Take the character Dagwood,
for example, he’s always in a jam.
It’s usually Blondie who comes to
his rescue, and that I like.” Mrs.
Webb estimates that 50 per cent of
all newspaper readers read the
LEEPOLEON HOLMES, Ware
house, will settle for “Alley Oop’
every time. The cards seem always
stacked against his heroes in this
particular comic strip. “If Alley
Oop sees a sign telling him one
thing, it’s a sure thing that if he
follows the sign’s advice he will be
disappointed. I guess I just feel
sorry for the guy.” Mr. Holmes,
who graduated from high school
last June, figures just about
everybody reads the comics, “90
per cent wouldn’t surprise me,” he
JACK CORNELLY, chief ac
countant, is a “Mickey Finn” fan,
“I like ‘Phil’ and ‘Clancy’ especial
ly, in that strip,” he says, “because
Phil’s the kind of fellow everyone
pulls for when he’s in trouble. His
friend Clancy, of course, is the
reader’s alter ego: in there pitch
ing, so to speak, helping Phil
overcome his problems.” Mr. Cor-
nelly also likes “Major Hoople” and
the hot-air artistry that is so com
monly associated with that cartoon.