JANUARY 10, 1955
Typical of youngsters on Christmas morning,
Butch Gordon, age 4, explores the wonders of a toy
among the gifts under the Christmas tree. Butch is
the son of Mrs. Earline H. Gordon, of the Weaving
These faces register anticipation as the youngsters
get set for the beginning of festivities at the party in
their honor, given by Firestone Textiles, at the Palace
Theatre on York Street,
Santa kept his promise to visit Firestone children
at the parties given for them at the Webb and Palace
theatres. These children agreed that having their
picture taken with the North Pole Visitor was quite an
Children Feted At
Employees’ children up to 14
years of age were honored at the
annual Christinas parties on Sat
urday, December 18, at the Webb
and Palace theatres, Gastonia. Th«>
first program was at 9 a. m., in tht
Webb Theatre, with a duplicate
program at 11. In the interim, at
10 a. m., a similar party was given
at the Palace Theatre.
Santa Claus made his appear
ance at each party to add to the
merriment of the children, who
were treated to a feature-length
movie of cartoons and short West
Santa made good his promise by
passing out a gift to each young
ster who attended.
News In Brief
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Mr. and Mrs. Gomer Wilson
spent a week end visiting relatives
and friends in Greenville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Price of
Waynesville, N. C., are visiting
their son, Norman Price, yarn
Pvt. Charles D. Wiggins of Camp
Gordon, Ga., spent five days visit
ing his mother, Mrs. Rosalie Bur
ger, starter maker.
Andrew Gaddis, checker, spent
a week end in Murphy, N. C., visit
ing relatives and friends.
Daniel A. Wiggins of Bryson
City, N. C., is visiting his daugh
ters, Mrs. Rosalie Burger, starter
maker, and Mrs, Edna Howard, re
Calvin Hughes, doffer, Mrs.
Hughes and family visited Rev.
and Mrs. J. L. Jenkins in Dillon,
Thurmond Summey, doffer, was
called to Asheville, N. C., due to
the illness of his stepfather, S. S.
A. J. Webb, twister tender, and
Mrs. Webb had as guests for the
holidays, Billie Webb and Mrs. Mae
Chastie. Mrs. Chastie is a sister
of Mr. Webb of Camden, S. C.
William Cosey, speeder tender,
Mrs. Annie Cosey, winder, Sonny
Brockman, Miss Margie Cosey,
Main Office, and Sgt. Joe Martin
visited Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cosey in
Greenwood, S. C. recently.
Riley Dean of Durham, N. C.,
spent Christmas Day with Mr. and
Mrs, William Cosey.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Robinson of
Atlanta, Ga., were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Tommy Gibson during the
Mrs. Ruth Hughes, respooler,
visited her daughter, Mrs. Karl
Walker, during the holidays.
During the holidays Mrs. Marie
Fogle, respooler, visited her bro
ther, D. L. Kiesler of Columbia,
Miss Bobbie Chambers of Win
ston-Salem, N. C., and Miss Kath
leen Chambers of Raleigh, N. C.,
visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs,
Otho Chambers during the holi
Wade Stiles, second hand, and
Mrs. Stiles visited in Murphy,
N. C., recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sutton, both
employees in the Twisting De
partment, spent Christmas Day
with Mr, Sutton’s brother, George
Sutton in Asheville, N, C.
Mrs, Carrie Haun of Tellico
Plains, Tenn,, is visiting her bro
ther, Overseer Hobart Aldridge
and other relatives in Gastonia,
Pete Watson, doffer, and James
Watson attended an American Le
gion dance in Fairmont, Ga., re
Mrs. Ina Stiles, respooler, had
as guests during the holidays, Rev.
J. W. Stiles and family of Brevard,
N. C., and also Mr. and Mrs. W. L.
Perry of Kannapolis, N. C.
Mrs. Evelyn Hughes, respooler,
had as guests during the holidays
her father, B. F. Parks, also Mr.
and Mrs, Robert Baker and son of
Mrs. Gertie Hurst of Lowell,
N. C., and Mrs. Essie Turner spent
the holidays with Bart Allen, twist
er tender and Mrs. Allen, Mrs.
Hurst and Mrs. Turner are sisters
of Mrs. Allen.
Mrs. Ruth McCreight, reclaimer,
spent the Christmas holidays with
her mother, Mrs. Corrie Smith of
Canton, N. C.
Zeb Bradley, fixer, and family
spent the holidays at their home in
Franklin, N. C.
Lee Johnson, student at Wes
leyan Methodist College, Central,
S. C., spent the holidays with
his parents, W. A. Johnson, fixer,
and Mrs. Johnson, reclaimer.
Grady Birch, doffer, and family
spent the holidays in Savannah,
Ga., visiting relatives.
Coy Brewer, cable twister-doffer,
and Mrs, Brewer, respooler, visited
his mother in Taccoa, Ga,, during
the Christmas holidays,
Mrs, Ida Deaton, respooler, spent
Christmas with her parents in
Bisco, N. C,
Miss Bertha Dettmar, warper
tender, had as guests for the
Christmas holidays Mr, and Mrs,
Floyd Bridges from Wilmington,
N. C, Mrs. Bridges is Miss Dett-
Ernest Coleman, yarn man, spent
his vacation and the holiday period
with his mother in Murphy, N, C.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Myers
of Washington, D. C., visited Mrs.
Rosie Francum and daughter Jane,
during the holidays.
Guardsman Ralph Carson enter
ed Gaston Memorial Hospital De
cember 27. His condition was re
ported as satisfactory.
Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Gilliam
and family of Albany, Ga., were
visitors in Gastonia during the
Christmas season. Mrs. Gilliam is
a daughter of W, G. Henson, plant
Katherine Davis, daughter of
Thurman Davis, saw operator, en
tered Garrison General Hospital
December 28 for observation and
Staff Sergeant W. G. Henson,
Jr., son of W. G. Henson, plant
engineer, received his discharge
from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.,
December 22, and is at home on
Bill Panther and Earl Moore,
carpenters, who are both out from
work on sick leave were each re
membered by other Shop employees
at Christmas time, with poinsettas,
a basket of fruit, and a gift of
Hubert Brown, former Shop em
ployee, Mrs. Brown and son spent
the Christmas holidays here with
relatives and friends. Mr. Brown
left for Marion, Ind., December
28 to resume his studies as a mini
sterial student at Marion College.
Mrs. Brown and son are spending
some time in Gastonia with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kale.
Benchman Jetter Patterson has
returned to work after several days
Will Osburn, cotton trucker,
spent Christmas vacation with
friends and relatives in Winston-
Salem and Greensboro, N. C.
Visiting in the home of Billie
Williams during Christmas were
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Wattson, and
Miss Rosie Williams of Philadel
phia, Pa. Miss Williams is a sister
of Billie Williams.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wellman,
Miss Ida Worthy, and Golee Byres
visited in New York City during
the Christmas holidays. They also
called on friends in Pennsylvania
and New Jersey,
Lonzo Setzer and Mrs. Setzer
motored to Norfolk, Va., to spend
their Christmas vacation.
Otis Gordon went to Myrtle
Beach, Charleston, and Columbia,
S. C., during the Christmas holi
Third Shift inspectors and their
families had their Christmas party
at the Sweetland Restaurant, Mon
day, December 20. A turkey dinner
was served and gifts were ex
Charles Hipps, head inspector,
and Mrs. Hipps had as dinner
guests Christmas Day their son,
the Rev. R. Harold Hipps of
Greensboro, N. C.; Corporal Woody
Butler of the U. S. Air Force in
California; and Mrs. Kittie Moffitt
and Mrs. George Wallace of Gas
Mrs. Lucille Foy, inspector, spent
a week vacationing at home re
Alvin Riley, second hand, and
his family visited Mrs. Riley’s par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. Burns in
Camden, S. C., recently.
Mrs. Jerry Strickland, inspec
tor, entertained members of her
church circle at a Christmas din
ner, Tuesday, December 21, at her
home. Fifteen were present.
Mrs. Pearl Aldridge, inspector,
visited her mother, Mrs. A. F.
Stone in Moncks Corner, S. C., and
her sister, Mrs. James Hanna in
Kingstree, S. C., during Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Stacy had as
their guests for Christmas Mr.
and Mrs. Carlie Obrien of Norfolk,
Va. Mrs. Obrien is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Stacy.
William Charlie Smith, inspector,
and his family spent Christmas
with relatives in Athens, Ga.
Leroy Bentley, strobotac, and
Mrs. Bentley and their son spent
Christmas with Mrs. Bentley’s par
ents in Lula, Ga.
Evelyn Mayfield, laboratory
technician, spent the holidays with
her father, S. G. Mayfield in
Woodruff, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. James Skidmore of
Cleveland, Ohio, were guests of
Buster Stiles and family, December
15 and 16. Mr. Stiles is a machine
Betty Bradley, student at Mon-
treat College, Montreat, N, C,,
spent the Christmas holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs, A. C.
Bradley. Mrs. Bradley is in the
Winding Department, while Mr,
Bradley is in the Refreshment De
partment, Demetria Chandloris of
Laredo, Tex., also a student at
Montreat, accompanied Miss Brad
ley for the visit here.
Jessie McFee, winder tender, and
Mr. McFee, visited Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Register in Marion, N. C., the
week end of December 18.
Mrs. Robert F. McCollum, winder
tender, gave Mr. McCollum a birth
day party December 5.
Annie Lay, winder tender, is
back at work after being out with
her daughter, Dorothy, who had
an appendicitis operation recently.
Rosenelle Guffey, winder tender,
is back at work after a sick leave.
Mr. and Mrs, Martin McCarter,
Jr., of Clemson College, S. C., an
nounce the birth of a son, David
Bryan, December 17. Mrs, McCar
ter’s mother, Dealva Jacobs, is an
inspector in the Quality Control
J. P. Hart, doffer, and Mrs. Hart
announce the birth of a daughter,
Serita Kay, December 14.
Forty-eight Shop employees and
their wives attended the annual
Shop Christmas party. Door prizes
were won by I. S. Bull, Mrs. Louise
Foy and Horace Robinson.
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