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CAP To Mark Anniversary
Of Founding, December 1
December 1 will mark the 14th
anniversary of the founding of
the Civil Air Patrol, the official
civilian auxiliary of the United
States Air Force.
Several employees here are
members of the CAP.
It is appropriate for U. S. cit
izens on that day to salute the
organization which has been de
scribed by officials of the United
States Air Force’s Air Rescue
Service as its “right arm” in do
mestic aerial search and rescue
operations. CAP annually per
forms more than 50 per cent of
the total search hours flown by
all participating agencies on
searches within the continental
limits of the United States con
trolled by Air Rescue Service.
THE CAP has more than 89,-
000 volunteer members; can
muster a total of some 5,300
planes in an emergency, and
maintains a nationwide radio
network of more than 10,500 fix
ed, mobile and airborne facili
Members receive no pay for
their services and they buy their
own uniforms — the U. S. Air
Force uniform with distinctive
CAP insigna. The 37,000 adult
members pay an annual mem
bership assessment for the privil
ege of promoting aviation. The
Air Force does pay for fuel and
lubricants used by CAP air
craft on missions requested by
the Air Force.
The CAP first was organized
on December 1, 1941 to give
wings to the nation’s civil de
fense efforts as an agency of the
Office of Civilian Defense. It
played a heroic role in anti-sub
marine patrol off the Atlantic
and Caribbean coasts in the
early days of World War II and,
as a result, was transferred to the
War Department early in the
Members, dedicated to further
ing air power by active promo
tion of both military and civil
aviation, come from all walks of
life, all creeds and races.
People and Places
—From page 6
John Fullbright of Sylva, N. C., visited his niece, Maggie Reed,
W. O. Stowe, husband of Mrs. Matiie Belle Siowe, starter mak
er, is a patient at Black Mountain Sanatorium.
Lt. and Mrs. Joseph Stephenson of San Antonio, Texas recent
ly visited Mrs, Stephenson’s parents, Mrs. Grady Davis, reclaimer,
and Grady Davis. Carding Department.
Lynn Eakers, daughter of Mrs. Evelyn Eakers, spooler tender,
underwent a tonsillectomy recently.
George Jackson has been sick for several weeks and is expected
to return to work soon.
Arthur Gordon, Shipping Department, celebrated his birthday
on November 8. Samuel J. Smith, Opening Room, also celebrated
his birthday on November 10.
Fred Morrow, Warehouse Supervisor, attended a Home Demon
stration dinner November 10.
Lloyd Lewis, and Mrs. Lewis visited their daughter, Emogene
of York County, S. C., recently.
Mrs. Ella Ruff, change hand, and daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Keis-
ler, battery hand, and Mrs, Joyce Franklin of Georgia, spent a
recent week end in Denton, Md., and in New York. Mr. and Mrs.
S. C. Tate, parents of Mrs. Ruff, returned home with them after
three weeks of vacation with their son, Clifford and family of
Denton, Md. Mr. Tate is a retired Firestone employee.
Inez Brewer, battery hand, and Frances Brewer, weaver, spent
several days in Hartwell, Ga,, going especially for the funeral of
Betty Martin, battery hand, and her family spent a recent Sun
day visiting relatives in Greenville, S. C.
Earl Dodgen, brother of Charles Dodgen, is undergoing treat
ment in Duke Hospital, Durham.
Miss Bertha Detimar, warper tender, recently spent the week
end in Tryon, N. C., with friends.
Mrs. Bernice Rowland, creeler, and family spent the week end
of October 30 with Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Rowland in Western North
Charles McArver, head packer, attended the Gastonia and
Asheville football game in Asheville, N. C., November 5th.
Mrs. Girihel Davidson, winder tender, had dinner guests on a
recent Sunday from Thomasville, N. C.
Hazel Nolen, yarn weigher, has returned to work after a stay
of two months in Torrence, Calif.
Sara Smith, winder tender, was recently called to Augusta, Ga.,
due to the illness- of her brother, Donald Wilson.
Annie K. Lay, winder tender, had a recent illness, as did Joyce
Robinson, daughter of Annie Robinson, winder tender.
At State College
Assistant Plant Engineer I. S.
Bull and Electrician Horace
Robinson attended a regional
conference on electrical equip
ment for the textile industry of
North Carolina State College,
Raleigh, November 3, 4. They
were among the approximately
300 textile industry representa
tives who attended from
throughout the Southeast.
Ten speakers, all specialists
in electrical machinery common
to the textile industry, address
ed the two-day conference.
Frederick R. Anderson, sweep
er, and Mrs. Anderson, are the
parents of a son who has been
named Frederick Mitchell An
derson. He was born November
2 in Robbinsville, N. C.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Whitworth, Gastonia, a daugh
ter, on October 16. Mrs. Whit
worth is the daughter of Duell
Redding, Refreshment Depart
ment, and Mrs. Redding.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Reid L.
Whidden, a son on October 7.
Mrs. Whidden works in the Mul
ti-Stage Nylon Unit (Plastic
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William
Frady, yarn man in Winding, a
son, on October 18.
Mrs. Myrtle Bradley, mother
of Mrs. Charles Dodgen, quiller
tender in Weaving, died October
29 in an Oak Ridge, Tenn., hos
pital. She was a resident of the
Smyre Station section of Gaston
County. Interment was in Gas
ton Memorial Park. Charles
Dodgen, a son-in-law is in SYC
Buren R. Roberson, father of
Miss Lottie May Roberson,
Spooling, died recently.
STRIKES AND SPARES—On a recent evening at the Men's
Club Recreation Center, the photographer recorded these scenes
from among the large number of teams participating in bowling
this season. In the picture above is the Women's Team, General
and Spinning. From left, members are: Ann Hubbard, Nora
Crouch. Jean Brock, Ruby Price. Oatsie Ledford, Sue Van Dyke.
SECOND SHIFT TWISTING men's team members are from
left, John Cothern, Johnny Hodge, Jimmy Hollifield, Junior Lan
caster, J. B. Valentine.
SECOND SHIFT SPINNING—In front are Ed Crisp, Henry
Price, Marion Railey. Back row, David Rollins, Jody Brockman-
Jack Guffey, Grover Head.
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