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may 10, 1954
Mrs. Hattie James, spinner, and
husband, E. C, James, were week
end guests of her mother, Mrs.
Mary Sneed of Murphy, N. C.
Mrs. Viola Dettmar, spinner, has
returned to work after being out
due to illness.
Mrs. Margaret Truesdale, spin-
and husband, John, visited in
Martinsville, Va,, recently.
Jimmy Johnson, sweeper, enjoy
ed a week end at Myrtle Beach,
Grover Head, yarn man, has re
turned to work after being out
Second Hand and Mrs. R. F.
Piercy celebrated their 28th wed
ding anniversary recently.
Know Your Reporf-er
'jf t' ,
JAMES BALLEW, section
wian, is reporting the news from
^he Carding Department on the
fi^st shift. Mr. Ballew, who lives
p't 1119 West 4th street, is active
many phases of the athletic
and recreational program here.
He plays on the bowling, shuffle-
and billiards teams in his
department. His wife, Mrs. Grace
allew, is employed in the Spool-
.^Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rape, Card-
y ^ and Quality Control, respec-
guests, April 18,
and Victor Loving
fam'i Calvin Loving and
and\^’ Louise Pate and sons,
^ainii Mrs. J. P. Dover and
Jones, card grinder,
visited her sister of Oak-
^ ^ and Mrs. Grady Davis spent
^isit’^ in Cleveland County
^^vis' parents. Mr.
Mv. intermediate tender,
as g MJ’s- N. L. Harris had
]\Ij. Easter holidays,
of N. Nolen and Max
^ Mrs. Harris is
tei-,i 1 Harris and her daugh-
tis ij, talked to Joe Bud Har-
tioned recently. Joe is sta-
1p„ Korea but was in Japan
When he called.
Wa Owens, winder ten-
dintiev r with a birthday
and fri'e^^J^^’ Siven by her fami-
helpe^jf Summitt , warper
M ^ recent week-end
Son Mrs. Robert Wright
spring ’ of Green Cove
to Wright is a
J. C. Westbrooks, fixer, spent a
week end fishing at Myrtle Beach,
S. C., recently.
Mrs. Hazel Hice, warper tender,
spent a week end recently visiting
her brother, of Andrews, N. C.
Mrs. Sarah Bentley, spooler ten
der, had as recent guests, her son,
Bruce and his wife of Manchester,
Mrs. Mildred Gobel, spooler ten
der, and family visited her sister-
in-law, Mrs. Casey Crump and
family of Hickory, N. C.
Eugene Davis and family of
Union, S. C., spent a few days
with his mother, Mrs. Mary New
ton, spooler tender, recently.
Mrs. Mae Smith, spooler tender,
and family visited her daughter,
Mrs. Arnold Tipton of Bryson City,
N. C., recently.
Mrs. Frances Player, winder ten
der, and husband, R. L. Player,
weaver, attended a birthday din
ner, April 22 in Rutherfordton,
N. C., in honor of Mrs. Player’s
sisters, Mrs. J. S. White and Mrs.
Mrs. Gertrude Hampton, warper
tender, has been out of work due
Mrs. Glenda Tolbert, creeler
hand, and husband, Howard visit
ed Mrs. Tolbert’s sister, Mrs, Ruth
Dilling of Asheville, N. C., recent-
Mrs, Sara Nichols, warper ten
der, and Mrs. Jake Lineberger
gave a surprise birthday party for
their husbands, April 24.
Mrs. Hattie Anthony, warper
tender, and family spent a Sunday
recently, sight-seeing at Chimney
Rock, N. C.
Mrs. Donnie Crawford, spooler
tender, and husband, Fred, spent
the week end of April 24 at Lake
James, They reported a nice time
but not very much success at fish
Mr. Lawrence Price of Clyde,
N. C., visited his son, Norman
Price, creeler hand, and his daugh
ters, Mrs. Buster Styles and Mrs.
Troy Styles, all of Gastonia.
Second Hand Wade Stiles spent
a week recently in Murphy, N. C,,
visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs, Carl Whitesides
spent the week end of April 24 at
Myrtle Beach, S. C, Mrs, White
sides is a respooler.
Mr, and Mrs. Heschel Welch and
Mrs. Bertha Dodgen, respooler,
spent the week end of April 24 in
McColl, S. C., visiting Mrs. E. J.
Tyler, mother of Mrs. Dodgen and
Mr, and Mrs. Lawrence Stiles
visited Mr, and Mrs, Y. L, Perry of
Kannapolis, N. C., April 24. Mrs.
Stiles is a respooler.
Mr. and Mrs. Hobert Aldridge,
Twisting and Quality Control, re
spectively, had as week-end guests,
April 24, the latter’s mother and
brother, Mrs. A. F. Stone and L,
F, Stone of Monks Corner, S. C.
Mrs. Evelyn Hughes, respooler,
has returned home after a confine
ment at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Ov-erseer and Mrs. Hobert Al
dridge and Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Clark visited Mrs. Hobert Aldridge,
Jr., and baby of Macon, Ga., re
Mrs. Eva Plyler, respooler, had
as guests, Mr. and Mrs. Horace
Rarie of Marshville, N, C,, April 25,
Mr, and Mrs. Tommy Gibson
spent their vacation in Atlanta,
Ga., with Mr. Gibson’s sister. Mr.
Gibson is a twister tender.
California Mayor Greets Servicemen
Mrs. Annie Carson, splicer, spent
a few days with her daughter,
Isobel, who recently underwent
surgery, at Erskine College,
TWO SERVICEMEN from the Gastonia area figured in a recent
“Key to the City” presentation in Pittsburgh, Calif, Claude Connor
and Max Robinson stand beside the mayor of the city, fourth from
left, as he presents them and the officers and men of the U. S. S.
Mt, Baker the keys to the city of Pittsburgh. Two of the ship’s
officers stand at left. Mr. Robinson is the son of George Robinson,
Carding Department; Mr. Connor is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie
R. Connor who live on the Bessemer City Road.
Miss Frances Brockman, daugh
ter of Edd Brockman, twister ten
der, went on a tour to Atlanta, Ga,,
with the Central College Choir.
Mrs. Cordie Hardin, respooler,
and relatives, attended a birthday
dinner given in honor of her uncle,
Edgar Smith of Rutherfordton,
Mrs. Lillian Alford, wife of
Luther Alford, twister tender, has
been at patient at Gaston Memorial
Hospital. She has returned to her
home and is getting along nicely.
James Piercy, second hand, and
Mrs, Gatha Piercy, respooler, visit
ed Mr. Piercy’s father in Granite
Falls, N. C., April 25.
W. R, Poston, twister tender,
and wife spent Easter with Mr,
and Mrs, C, H. Peck of Shelby,
Mrs, Catherine Fletcher, tie in
hand, and Mrs. Hazel Foy, tie in
hand, spent Friday afternoon,
April 23, fishing at the Fletchers’
cabin on Crowders’ Creek.
Pvt. Joe D. Faris, son of Elmer
F aris, twister overhauler, is now
serving in Karlsruhr, Germany,
where he arrived three weeks ago.
He expects to be overseas for 26
months. He would like to hear from
his friends. His address is: Pvt. Joe
D, Faris, R. A, 14500570, Hq, Btry.
529 F, A. Bn Co. B. S. R,, APO 164,
c/o P. M., New York, N. Y.
James Moore, TJ. S. Navy, son
of Mrs. Emma Moore, respooler, is
home on a 20-day furlough after
spending 20 months in Guam,
Mrs. Lelia Shehane, reclaimer,
and family spent Easter in Green
ville, S. C., with Mr. and Mrs. T.
Mrs. Myrtle Benton, reclaimer,
had as visitors recently, Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Sellers, of Cleveland,
Mrs, Carol Dunnigan of Fletcher,
N, C,, visited Mr, and Mrs, Joe
Gilreath, Easter Sunday. Mr, Gil-
reath is a tape man.
Aldon Hass, tape man, has re
turned home from a New York
Hospital after undergoing surgery.
Luther Blalock, section man, is
doing fine after an operation at
Garrison General Hospital.
Morris Derreberry, twister ten
der, spent April 24 and 25 in Mur
phy, N. C,, with his father Wiley
Mr, and Mrs, Bessie Reep of
Newport News, Va,, visited Mrs.
Ruth Bolick, tie in hand, over the
A/3C Clarence E. Robinson of
Scott Air Force Base, Inn,, recent
ly spent a few days with his
mother, Mrs. Edith Robinson, re
Mrs. Ruth McCreight, reclaimer,
had as recent guests, Mr. and
Mrs. Ernest McCreight of Cleve
Mr. and Mrs. W. A, Johnson, Jr.,
and son of Wheaton, Md., visited
Mr. and Mrs. W. A, Johnson, Sr,,
Spinning and Weaving Depart
Mrs. Elsie McCraine of Wheaton,
Md., visited Mrs, Corrie Johnson,
Pfc. Howard Railey of Fort
Bragg spent a furlough with his
wife, Mrs. Suphronia Railey, splic
Mrs. Annie Myers, splicer, had as
recent guests, Mr. and Mrs. Lake
Ledford of Oakland, Tenn.
Mrs. Betty Martin, battery hand,
had as recent guests, friends of
hers from Erwin, N. C.
Mrs. Pauline Moone, battery
hand, spent the Easter holidays
with her daughter, Shirley, who is
a student at Mercy Hospital in
Charlotte, N. C.
Mrs, Pearl Chastain, battery
hand, had as guests recently, her
brother and family of Walhalla,
Mrs. Ella Ruff, change hand,
spent two weeks visiting friends in
Texas and sight-seeing in Mexico.
Mrs. Sarah Davis, battery hand,
had as week-end guests, her bro
ther, George Forrester and family
of Gainsville, Ga.
Mrs. Evelyn Barrett, battery
hand, and family spent a few days
visiting in Western North Caro
Sgt. John Dee Mathis, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Mathis, has re
turned from the Philippine Islands
after spending 18 months there.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith of
Atlanta, Ga,, spent a week end
with Mr. and Mrs. Roy Davis, Cord
Weaving. Mrs, Smith is a sister of
Mrs, Rachel Dugan, tie in hand,
has returned to work after being
out due to illness.
Miss Mabel Stroup, daughter of
Mrs. Pauline Stroup, splicer, visit
ed for a week in Washington, D, C,
Mrs. Lois Nolen, splicer, and
family spent Easter Sunday visit
ing her sister, Mrs, C, Y. Dalton,
of Belmont, N. C.
Ronald Atkinson, son of Mrs.
Dorcas Atkinson, yarn packer,
celebrated his first birthday, April
Miss Bertha Dettmar, winder
tender, visited Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Wells of Kings Mountain, N. C.
Mrs. Estelle Prince, winder ten
der, visited Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Wells of Kings Mountain, N. C.
Mrs. Estelle Prince, winder ten
der, spent Easter Sunday with her
sister, Mrs. Marie Tart of York,
Mrs. Ada Robinson, winder ten
der, and family visited her parents,
Mr, and Mrs. L. M, Stiles, recently.
They also toured the Great Smokey
Miss Edna Shannon, daughter of
Earl Shannon, yarn man, will enter
summer school at Boone, N. C., this
summer. Miss Shannon is a student
at Flora Macdonald.
Mrs. Ruth Hill, winder tender,
had as week-end guest, Mrs, G. A.
Lowe of Mt. Holly, N. C,
Mrs. Viola McCurry, winder ten
der, has been on leave due to
the illness of her daughter, Caro
Mrs. Mary Ervin, winder tender,
spent a week end visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. C. M. Gallimore in Lex
ington, N, C.
Mrs .Ruby Moore, winder tender,
and son, Mike, spent a week end in
Albermarle, N. C., visiting with
her parents, Mr, and Mrs, A, L,
Billy Nolen, son of Mrs. Hazel
Nolen, winder tender, has been a
patient at Gaston Memorial Hos
Dan Webb and family of Camden,
S. C,, spent the week end with his
parents, Mr, and Mrs. O. C. Webb.
Mrs. Webb is a battery hand.
Roy Seymour, husband of Mrs.
Audrey Seymour, weaver, has been
in the hospital with pneumonia and
their daughter, Carolyn, has just
undergone a tonsilectomy.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Derreberry
and Mr. and Mrs, Vincent Queen
spent the week end in Marble, N. C,
Mrs. Oleen Weaver, Weaving De
partment, spent the week end of
April 4, visiting in Lula, Ga. and
Mrs. John Capps of Bryson City
spent the week end of April 4
with her mother, Mrs. Maggie Par
rish, battery hand.
Miss Nina Milton, smash hand,
spent Sunday, April 25th in Win
ston-Salem, N. C., visiting her
sister, Mrs. L. 0, Lynn,
Mrs. Elsie Nash, battery hand,
has returned to work after being
out due to illness,
Mrs. Irene Phillips, smash hand,
had as week-end guests, April 18,
her sister, Mrs. S. C. Hewitte of
Shelby, N, C,
Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Barton,
Cloth Room, and family attended
the Beckham Reunion at Spring
Park in South Carolina.
Mr. Lloyd Robinson of Cleveland,
Tenn,, spent the week end with his
uncle, George Robinson, Carding
Pvt. Earl Moses, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Moses, Cloth Room,
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