NOVEMBER 10, 1953
Card Stripper Fred Westmore
land announces the engagement of
his daughter, Hazel, to Intermed
iate Tender Eugene Walker. The
date for the wedding has not been
Mrs, Romell Tipton and daugh-
Judy Mae, of Bryson City,
spent the past two weeks visiting
the former’s mother, Mrs. Mae
Smith, spooler tender.
Mrs. Frances Player, winder ten-
her husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Alonzo Gaddis and family spent a
^“ecent Sunday in the mountains.
A. S. Jerry Hampton spent the
past Week with his parents, Mr.
Hampton and Mrs. Gertrude Hamp
ton, warper tender. Jerry has been
stationed in Long Beach, Calif.,
but is on his way to Japan and will
be there several months.
Mrs. Jeff Scruggs of Haysville,
C., is spending a few weeks with
her sister, Mrs. Martha Parton,
spooler tender, who underwent
^ serious operation at the Gaston
A former National Guard
^^Iterweight champion, Horace
®lms of the Spooling Depart-
is shown above looking at
clipping telling of his exploits
ring. During the late
^^I’ties, he likes to recall, he
champ in the 30th N. G. Di-
During World War II, he
in the 118th Field Artil-
div^ • with the same
in combat service
y^^^ce and Germany. While
ed in England he perform-
fij,, light heavyweight
s in London.
husband, Mr. and Mrs.
cetiti, Withers spent the day re-
^el ^bimney Rock.
to the Spooling De-
mat^ Were Jack Beam, yarn
^^orge Balleau, sweeper,
dei'^ ^elsie Merritt, spooler ten-
^^^overing from a recent
spooler tender, has
in the Garrison Gen-
is showing im-
i Bell Stowe’s hus-
I seriously ill. Mrs.
Dpvf ^ ^^claimer in the Spool-
, t. ,
, ,’^ily winder tender, and
Mrs. Lail’s father a
Helen Reel, winder tender, and
family spent a recent Sunday sight
seeing in the mountains.
Twister Tender Lonnie Mitchell
and Mrs. Mitchell spent a recent
week end in Asheville visiting the
Rev. Watson Black and family.
Betty Reeves, daughter of Sec-
iion Man and Mrs. Johnson Reeves,
entered the Gaston Memorial Hos
pital for treatment.
Mrs. Robert Grindstaff, wife of
Doffer Robert Grindstaff, is a pa
tient at the Garrison General Hos
pital where she is recuperating
Mrs. Corrie Johnson, reclaimer,
has been out from work for over a
month due to illness.
Mrs. Clara Mitchem, reclaimer,
recently had a birthday.
Bobby Crunkleton, son of Mrs.
Greathel Crunkleton, winder tend
er, had the misfortune of getting
hurt during a football game at
Dallas High School. Bobby has
been a patient at the Charlotte
Second Hand Belon Hanna,
Twister Tender Fred Deal, Twister
Tenders Edd Tart, and Tommy
Bradley spent the week end of
October 24, fishing at Ocean Drive,
Twister Tender Harold Dodgen
and Gene Padgett joined the Life
Saving Crew. They started their
First Aid Courses on Tuesday,
October 20. They helped fight a
100-acre fire recently between Dal
las and High Shoals.
M. L. Fogle of Washington,
D. C., is visiting his mother, Mrs.
Marie Fogle, respooler, at her
home on the Union Road.
Lawrence Stiles and Mrs. Ina
Stiles, respooler, spent a recent
week end in Asheville with their
son, Rev. J. W. Stiles and family.
Bill Bradley and Mrs. Gertrude
Bradley, reclaimer, spent a week
recently at Carolina Beach fishing.
Mrs. Annie Cosiey, reclaimer, has
returned to work after being out
sick with a sinus infection.
Miss Evelyn Chambers of Queens
College, Charlotte, spent the week
end of October 24 with her par
ents, Section Man Otha Chambers
and Mrs. Leola Chambers, respool
Mrs. Pearl Aldridge, inspector,
and Mrs. Annie Cosey, reclaimer,
entertained the Helpers’ Class and
their husbands of West End Metho
dist Church on October 15 at the
Aldridge farm on the Dallas-Stanly
Road. Everyone enjoyed a ham
burger and boiled peanut supper.
Second Hand Alvin Riley., Quali
ty Control, and Mrs. Ruby Riley,
respooler, enjoyed a birthday din
ner recently in honor of Mrs.
Riley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.
0. Burns of Camden, S. C. Mr.
Burns was 70 years of age and
Mrs. Burns 63.
Yarn Checker Jack Rector and
Mrs. Rector had as their guests
recently. Rev. and Mrs. Raymond
Caroll, Patricia Caroll, Edith Led
ford, and Alice Bradshaw.
Twister Tender J. C. Crisp, Bill
Crisp, tie-in-hand, B. T. Hanna,
twister tender. Ruby Hanna, in
spector, and Judy Crisp visited in
the mountains recently.
Willis Hanna, student at the
University of North Carolina, spent
a recent week end with his par
ents, Mr. Hanna and Mrs. Mable
Mr. and Mrs. Bill “Dock” Queen
and son have moved to Venezuela,
South America where Bill will play |
winter baseball with the Milwaukee j
Braves Baseball Club. Mrs. Queen
is the daughter of Mrs. Mae Belle
Second Hand Alvin Riley, Quality
Control, and Mrs. Ruby Riley, re
spooler, have moved into their new
home on the Union Road.
Mrs. Essie Davis, wife of Twister
Tender Coy Davis, has been releas
ed from the hospital and is showing
Mrs. Vama Deal, reclaimer, and
her husband attended a reunion at
the home of her father, M. L.
Rogers of Forest City, N. C.
Twister Tender Luke Alford and
Second Hand Jessie Hodge spent
the day of October 10th fishing at
Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Twister Tender Harlan Butler
and Mrs. Esther Butler, respooler,
spent the day recently visiting Mrs.
F. M. Shehane in Mooresville.
R. L. Beaver, cable doffer, has
been on vacation. He spent most of
the time gathering his crops.
William Beaver, cable doffer,
spent his vacation at home.
Burlie Neely, bobbin cleaner,
spent his vacation in New York,
going especially to attend the
Roy Jordan, tape man, is still
a patient at the Charlotte Memorial
Cpl, Thomas J. Stowe and Mrs.
Stowe have returned home after
18 months in France. Cpl. Stowe
is the son of Mrs. Grace Stowe, re
Pvt, Joe D, Farris of Fort Jack
son, S. C,, visited his parents re
cently, Overhauler Elmer Farris
and Mrs, Farris.
Section Man Leon Keisler, Tom
Little, retired employee, A. C. Lit
tle, and Mr. Dunlevy spent the
week end of October 15th fishing
at Sneeds Ferry. They caught 75
trout, weighing from 1 pound to
3 1/2 pounds.
FOR GIRL SCOUTS—Mrs. Jack Rhyne, center, employee of
Firestone Textiles, presents a check for $471.85 to Mrs. Dave Smith,
Jr., of the Girl Scout organization in Gastonia. The contribution
comes from the 1953 employees’ Community Fund, which has now
been combined with the Greater Gastonia United Fund. Miss Frances
Keating, executive director of Girl Scouts in Gastonia, is at right
in the picture above.
United Fund Campaign
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agency is to receive. In the event
he has no preferences, he may
simply give one sum to the United
Fund with the understanding that
the sum will be divided among all
the groups listed on the card in
proportion to the total sum each
agency receives at this plant from
those employees who earmark their
Three large signs have been
placed over the entrances to the
plant, each one advises: GIVE TO
YOUR UNITED FUND. The goal
for Greater Gastonia is $89,915.48,
of which Firestone Textiles em
ployees are looked to for a substan
“Our employees have always re
sponded generously in the past; we
are confident they will this time,”
says General Superintendent Nel
son Kessell, who is serving as cam
The complete list of agencies as
they appear on the United Fund
carnpaign card include: Children’s
Home (Greensboro), Gaston Coun
ty Big Brothers, Gaston County
Tuberculosis Association, Florence
Crittenton Home (Charlotte), Girl
Scouts, Salvation Army, Red
Shield Boys’ Club, American Red
Cross, United Defense Fund
(U.S.O.), American Cancer Society,
Heart Fund, March of Dimes, Boy
Scouts, and Gaston County Life
Loom Fixer J. C. Ruff and Mrs.
Ella Ruff, change hand, spent a re
cent week end at Chimney Rock
Mrs. Blanche Dobbins, battery
hand, and her husband spent the
week end recently in Great Falls,
S. C,, visiting Mr. and Mrs, Bur
nett Spencer and family.
Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, smash
hand, Mrs. Tom Webb, and Mrs.
George Honea visited friends in
Draper, N. C. recently.
Mrs. Amanda Rogers, quiller,
and her youngest son, Ray, were
given a surprise birthday dinner
recently by her other children,
Mrs. Rogers and Ray received
many nice gifts.
Mrs. Beatrice Carver, change
hand, has returned to work after
two weeks of vacation.
Mrs. Dorothy Metcalf, battery
hand, gave a shower for Mrs.
Vickie Spencer at her home in
Bessemer City. Mrs. Spencer re
ceived many beautiful gifts.
Mrs. Sarah Morgan, mother of
Augustine Capps, weaver, is very
ill at the Gaston Memorial Hos
Fixer A. G. Wilson, Mrs. Wilson,
Mr. and Mrs, Bud Wellman spent
the week end recently visiting in
Sumter, S, C.
Mrs. Bonnie Moses, cloth burler,
and her daughter spent a few days
visiting Mrs, Moses’ parents, Mr,
and Mrs. McElrath of Asheville.
Earl Stockton, husband of Eva
Stockton, cloth burler, is a patient
at the Jackson Memorial Hospital
in Miami, Fla. He would like to
hear from all of his friends. His
address is as follows: Earl Stock
ton, 234 N. E, Third Street, Miami,
Ruby McAllister, cloth burler,
entertained her daughter, Carol,
at a birthday party recently, Hal
loween decorations were used and
18 guests were present for the
party. Ice cream, cake, and candy
Doffer Hobert Rogers who has
spent several months in the hos
pital, is returning to the hospital
for a check up.
Mrs. Elizabeth Giles, cloth bur
ler, is a patient at the Garrison
Yarn Man Mark Dellinger, Mrs,
Dellinger, and their daughter spent
a week end visiting Mrs. Dellin
ger’s sister. Miss Janet Burgin of
Harden, N. C.
Mrs. Hazel Nolen, winder tender,
and Mrs. Christine Stroupe, winder
tender, have returned to work after
a very restful vacation.
Mrs. Esther Turner, winder ten
der, recently spent a week of va
cation at home.
Mrs. Betty Smith, winder tender,
has returned to work after a week
Mrs. Lois Auten, winder tender,
has joined the Girls’ Bowling
Mrs. Emma Brady, winder ten
der, has entered the hospital.
Mrs. Ruth Payne, winder tender,
has returned to work after being
out several months due to an auto
Clay Nolen, husband of Mrs.
Hazel Nolen, winder tender, enjoy
ed the South Carolina-Clemson
football game which was played
in Columbia, S. C., recently.
Carpenter Earl Moore is a pa
tient at the Charlotte Memorial
Hospital. He is showing much im
Assistant Plant Engineer H. A.
Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen spent
their vacation in Florida recently.
Mrs. Louise Foy, wife of Pipe
Fitter Clyde Foy, has returned to
her home from the Gaston Me
Miss Phoiebe Pearson, Shop Of
fice, spent her vacation with rela
tives in Washington, D. C.
Mrs. Frances Douth and Miss
Betty Moss, main office, have re
turned from a week of vacation in
Washington, D. C., where they
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Parrish, Jr. Mrs. Parrish is the
former Miss Carrie Stacey of Gas
tonia. Mrs. Douth and Miss Moss
made the trip to and from Wash
ington via Eastern Air Lines.
Miss Helsn Spencer, Payroll De
partment, with three other mem
bers of the Music Department of
Gastonia Woman’s Club, were rep
resentatives at the Southern Dis
trict, N. C. Federation of Music
Clubs held Saturday, October 24 in
North Wilkesboro. Miss Spencer
appeared on the program, pre
senting as a piano solo, “Cavalleria
Rusticana,” by Mascagni.