Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hughes and family spent New Year’s Day
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Hughes.
V. L. Deese, intermediate tender, had as recent guests his
daughter, Mrs. Clyde Wilkie and Sgt. Clyde Wilkie of El Paso,
Shirley Bolding, intermediate tender, Mrs. Bolding, spinner,
w^ith their daughter Carole and her friend, Mary Kate Blalock,
attended the Shrine Bowl football game in Charlotte, recently.
William Cosey, Carding, and Mrs. Cosey, Twisting, with grand
son Sonny Brockman, were recent visitors with Mr. Cosey’s
Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Cosey of Greenwood, S. C.
Mrs. William Cosey, Twisting Department, entertained her
grandson Sonny Brockman on his 6th birthday December 9, 1955.
There were 23 guests present. Mrs. Joe Martin and Mrs. Bill
Tarpley had charge of the games. Colors were carried out in
pink and blue. Cake and ice cream were served.
Ann Robinson of Wilmington, N. C., spent a recent week end
with her grandparents, George Robinson and Mrs. Robinson, inspec
Mr. Carl James, fixer, and Mrs. James, and son, Bobby, visited
his mother recently. Mr, and Mrs. James have moved to their
new home, 504 Linwood Road.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Hughes and family, Mr, and Mrs. J. E.
Hughes and family and Mr, and Mrs. Jim Hughes and family were
recent visitors in the home of E. S. Hughes.
Mrs. Leiha Slines, can hauler, had as her guests her parents,
and Mrs. Carl Mitchem of Vail, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stines of
Cramerton, and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Friday of Lowell.
Robert McAbee and Mrs. McAbee, Cloth Department, had
guests during the Christmas holidays, Mr. and Mrs. James D.
Jordon of Hampton, Va., Mrs. Ruth Youngblood and her daughter,
Bonnie Moses, inspector, visited relatives in Asheville, N. C.,
in late 1955.
Gordon Wilson. Cloth Department, and Mrs. Wilson, spent the
New Year holiday with their son and his family in Sumter, S. C.
Jack Morris, hermas machine operator, and his family, visited
Relatives in Gainesville, Ga., a few days ago.
Horace Helms, doffer, has moved into his new home on Fifth
New employees in Main Office are Mrs. Carolyn W. Bohanan,
516 West Fifth St.; Mrs. Ruth R. McGinnis, Ranlo; and Zeke L.
Mitchem of Lowell, N, C.
Mrs. Joan Dalton has returned to her home after being a
Patient at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
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Studies At Meharry Medical College
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Spurgeon Willard Web
ber II, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Spurgeon Webber of
Lincoln Academy com
munity, is s t u d yi n g
dentistry at the Meharry
Medical College, Nash
ville, Tenn. He is a 1955
graduate of Hampton In
stitute, Hampton, Va. His
father is employed in the
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James E. Moses
At Fort Huachuca
Pfc. James E. Moses, son of
Bonnie Moses, inspector, has re
turned to the States after 18
months in Korea. He would like
to hear from all his friends in
and around Gastonia. His ad
Pfc. James E. Moses
RA 1450373—416th Signal
Fort Huachuca, Arizona
A/3C Reggie Cox of Dayton,
Ohio spent a recent 10-day fur
lough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Cox. Mrs. Cox is a
starter maker in Spooling.
Pvt. Luther G. Peoples had a
10-day furlough recently with
his sister, Hazel Nolen, yarn
weigher. Pvt. Peoples is station
ed in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Pfc. Larry Frady of Fort
Bragg, N. C., visited recently
with his father, William Frady,
Pfc. Billy James Calhoun had
30 days furlough at home here
recently. He will leave Fort
Campbell, Ky., in February for
duty in Germany. He is the son
of Leon Calhoun, Rayon Weav
ing, and Mrs. Calhoun, Spinning.
SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION—Raymond C. Firestone.
Executive Vice-President (front row, second from left), and James
Cagney, motion picture star (front row center), talk about soil
saving advantages. Listening are the national 4-H Club Soil and
Water Conservation winners, chosen near the close of 1955, at the
34th National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Winners in the Fire
stone-sponsored contest received all-expense trips to the Congress
and $300 college scholarships from the Company. In the picture,
front row, from left: Phil B. Jones, Richview, 111.; Mr. Firestone,
Mr. Cagney, Melton Frosch. Mabank. Tex., and Lyman J. Walke.
Kellerton, Iowa. Back row; Herman Robbins, Charlottesville. Ind.;
John Mott, Hartwick, N. Y.; Chester Todd, Topeka, Kan.; Stephen
Hansen, Gardnerville, Nev.. and Joe Thomas McFerrin, Fayette
Plenty Of Snow
Christmases come white in
Newfoundland, according to the
daughter of two employees here.
Mrs. Donald G. Kline, daughter
of L. T. Calhoun, Rayon Weav
ing, and Mrs. Calhoun, Spinning,
called home recently and report
ed 18 inches of snow during
Christmas holidays in New
foundland. This island is north
of Nova Scotia and east of Que
Mr. and Mrs, Kline are making
their home in Newfoundland
while he is stationed there in
the Air Force,
WITH FIRESTONE COOKS. . ,
Prune Nut Cake And Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Among Jerry Strickland’s Favorite Recipes
Being one of 12 children necessitated learning
to cook early for Jerry (Mrs. Harold) Strickland,
Quality Control inspector in Rayon Weaving. For
it was at home while she was growing up that
her mother allowed her to do her share in the
Today, as a very busy housewife at home from
her job, Jerry manages to sandwich in her hobby
of preparing fancy dishes, and doing interior
decorating, along with her many housekeeping
duties, plus looking after demands of a six-year
In her kitchen at 407 South Clay street, Jerry
works out many original recipes—some of them
quite by accident, she admits. Testing her culi
nary creations is done by members of the fam
ily—especially Mr. Strickland, neighbors, and
by Jerry’s fellow workers at Firestone. Her
cooking and baking also is tried and pronounced
good by women of a missionary circle at Temple
Baptist Church, where members of the Strick
land family attend. The recipes featured here
have proved to be long-time favorites with Mrs.
Strickland’s many friends.
PRUNE NUT CAKE
1 package instant yel
low cake mix
1 cup prune liquid
2 eggs unbeaten
% cup finely cut cook
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup finely chopped
ORANGE BUTTER FROSTING
4 cups sifted confec- 2 teaspoons grated
Vz cup butter or mar
Empty cake mix into large mixing bowl. Add
liquid, eggs, prunes and cinnamon. Beat 3 min
utes. Mix in nuts.
Pour batter into 2 round 9-inch layer pans,
which have been lined on bottom with waxed
paper. Bake in 350 degree oven 30 to 35 min
utes. Cool layers.
Prepare orange butter frosting. Pit 8 prunes,
fill them with small amount of frosting and a
nut. Arrange on top of cake, after spreading
frosting between layers and over top and side
Dash of salt
5 tablespoons orange
Cream butter, add salt and grated orange rind.
Alternate sugar and orange juice,
PUMPKIN CHIFFON PIE
2 cups pumpkin Vz teaspoon salt
3 eggs yolks, beaten 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk Vz teaspoon ginger
% cup sugar Va teaspoon nutmeg
Fold in 3 stiffly-beaten egg whites. Turn into
9-inch unbaked pie shell. Bake in slow oven at
325 degrees 45 to 50 minutes. Top with whipped
cream and chopped nuts. Recipe is for 2 pies.