Page 8 T»»‘«^tone MSWi DECEMBER, 1955 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 ties. 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 war. 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, reclaimer. 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 Ralph Banester. 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 Carolina. 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. Attend Conference 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. ARRIVALS 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 Dip). Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Frady, yarn man in Winding, a son, on October 18. DEATHS 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 Weaving. 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. FIRESTONE TEXTILES P. O. BOX 551 GASTONIA, N. C. SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R. U. S. POSTAGE PAID GASTONIA, N. C. PERMIT NO. 29 Form 3547 Requested

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