OCTOBER 25, PAGE THREE IN BRIEF CARDING 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. SPOOLING Mrs. Dorothy Beckham, spooler tender, and family visited relatives and friends in Lexington, S. C., re cently. 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 now. 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 ing improvement. Second Hand Milton/Nichols is enjoying ■ a vacation this week. Bill York of the first shift, is working in his place. WINDING 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 weigher. Mr. and Mrs. Bud Atkinson and Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Atkinson went to the Carolina and Wake Forest football game, Saturday, October 10. Second Hand Pete McArver at tended the Purdue and Duke foot ball game at Durham, Saturday, October 10. Yarn Packer Vernon Martin has been transferred to the Supply Room. Mrs, Mayzelle Lewis, winder ten der, and her husband spent a few davs in Memphis and Chattanooga, Tenn, CLOTH ROOM 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 recently. Mr. and Mrs. George Robinson and family spent the day recently at Chimney Rock, WEAVING 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, Calif. 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 Beach fishing. 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, weaver. 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 dens. ^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. ^Vroli MOZELLE BROCKMAN, Department, likes Dick g O' . aer reason: “Almost every ter ^ ^ritroduces a new and in- srest character.” The names citi characters are a real fas- to Mrs. Brockman. “I 1\/r Brockman, “and it’s ^^other favorite comic,” con- “Ues ' - ‘Priscella’s Pop’. That’s that has the little girl, 'Cell, 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 comics. 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 concludes. 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.

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