North Carolina Newspapers

    NOVEMBER, 1956
Six Observe 20th
Work Anniversary
Among those who started working at the plant in Oc
tober, 1936, there are six men who are still on the job. As of
October this year they rounded out 20 years of service with
the Company, bringing the total number of two-decade
record holders to 245.
IN SEPTEMBER there were six who reached
the 20-year service milestone. Here, Annie L.
Hubbard is shown receiving her 20-year award
Watch and service pin from General Manager
Harold Mercer. Others so honored were, from
left: Frank B. Ray, E. L. Bentley, Harold Free
land, Harry W. Parton and Grady Ivey.
Test Your Knowledge Of U. S. Presidents
With United States presidents a favorite topic
this election year, now is a good time to test
your knowledge of the country’s chief executives.
Did you know, for exam,ple, that Abraham
Lincoln was the first president born beyond the
boundaries of the 13 original colonies? That
John Adams was the only president to live to
see his son inaugurated president? Anyway, here
are 10 questions. Give yourself 10 points for each
correct answer. A score of 100 ranks you as a
well-informed amateur historian. You’re good if
you score 70. A grade below 50 might suggest a
restudy of your American history.
1. Most presidents were lawyers or soldiers,
but the office has been held by a tailor, an
engineer and a newspaper editor. Name them.
2. Only three presidents were born west of the
Mississippi River. Who were they?
3. Who served the shortest time in office?
4. Who was the oldest ever to be elected? The
5. Give the first names of Arthur, Cleveland,
Taylor and Fillmore.
6. What other president besides Franklin D.
Roosevelt attempted to win his party’s nomina
tion for a full third term?
7. Three presidents married while in office.
Name them.
8. Which president never spent a day in a
9. What is the present salary of the president?
The vice-president?
10. Who was the first president born under the
Stars and Stripes? —Answers on page 6
Honored for their long-time
service recently were Winifred
Redding, Spinning; Paul Powers,
Cotton Weaving; Clyde A. Foy
and Edgar Sloan Foy, Shop;
Horace Butler, Spinning; and
Milligan L. Ramsey, Recreation.
Each has received a watch and
a service pin.
Also in October the 15-year
list was lengthened with addi
tion of names of Fred C. Towery,
Carding and Charlie M. Plyler,
Cotton Weaving. These em
ployees have received the regu
lar service pin, as have the fol
lowing, on the lists for ten and
five years;
Ten Years
Lohr P. Stroupe, Spinning;
Rosalie H. Burger, Sarah E.
Bentley and Annie H. Jonas,
Spooling; Annie Lunsford and
George Barnett, Rayon Twisting.
Rosy L. Walker, Rayon Weav
ing; William R. Turner, Lucille
A. Davis, Carl W. Butler and
Mary E. Posey, Cotton Weaving;
Pauline L. Beaver, Quality Con
Five Years
Dwight W. Beattie, Odis L.
Todd, Edgar M. Clawson, J. C.
Barnes and Margaret Robinson,
Rayon Twisting.
People and Places
-From page 4
George Pendergrass, conveyor man, recently visited his mother
in Lockhart, S. C.
Ben Byers, Shipping, has returned to work after several weeks
of illness.
Mrs. Pearline Setzer, wife of Alonzo Setzer, fork truck driver,
has been admitted to a local hospital.
A new employee in the Warehouse is Monroe Smith, laborer.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Tate and sons attended a fall reunion of
the Roach clan at Harris Station.
Mrs. Elene Dodgen, tie-in hand and her family have moved into
their new home at 1828 South Lin wood.
J. H. Helton and Mrs. Helton, reclaimer, spent a week-end in
early October in Western North Carolina. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Davis went with them. Mrs. Davis is the Heltons’ daughter.
Katie Elkin attended a Sunday school convention in States
ville, N. C., October 10. She went with a group from Oakwood Park
Assembly of God Church.
Carl W. Hudson and Grady Taylor are new employees in this
department. Grady was transferred from another department.
Among those attending the Union County Fair (S.C.), in mid-
October was Clayton Taylor, doffer.
Mrs. Floy Hollifield, respooler tender, visited her sister, Mrs.
'^ack Hollifield in Hayesville, N. C., recently.
Coy Brewer and Mrs. Brewer, respooler tender, spent a recent
end with Mr. Brewer’s mother, Mrs. D. L. Brewer in Toccoa,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Whitesides and son Randy; Meek Cobb,
hauler; and Ruth Hughes, respooler tender, visited in Colum
bia, S. C., not long ago.
Billie Ginn, twister tender, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
*^^®nton Ginn visited recently in Toccoa, Ga., on the 79th birthday
anniversary of Mrs. Nettie Ginn, mother of Trenton Ginn.
December 8 has been set for the wedding date of Miss Sybil
Lowery, respooler tender, to Allen D. Biggers, son of Mr. and Mrs.
• H. Biggers of York, S. C. Sybil is the daughter of W. H. Lowery
Carding, and Mrs. Lowery.
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Edgar Evans Wright III, 14
months, is the great grandson of
J. E. Spencer, Firestone retiree;
and the grandson of Mrs. A. A.
(Marzella) Spencer of Cord
Weaving, and Mr. Spencer. The
child is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Edgar E. Wright II, who live at
Newport, N. C., where the father
is stationed with the Marine
Corps. Until recently, the Wright
child was the fifth of five living
generations. H i s great - great
grandfather, Caleb A. Spencer,
died at age 94 last May 10.
Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, battery hand, and husband George, loom
fixer, spent October 7 with Mr. and Mrs. Edward Herman of New
ton, N. C. Mrs. Herman is a sister of Mrs. Honeycutt.
Mrs. Evelyn Barrett, battery hand, and son Gary spent a re
cent week end at Fontana, N. C., visiting her mother.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Posey, battery hand, and family visited her
mother, Mrs. J. R. Ballew and other relatives in Liberty, S. C., the
week end of October 6.
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Chastain spent a recent week at White
water Lake, S. C. Mrs. Chastain is a battery hand and Mr. Chastain
works in the Shop.
Mrs. Sarah Ward, change hand, and husband Roy, loom fixer,
along with their family visited relatives in Rutherfordton, N. C.,
the week end of October 6.
Mrs. Viola McCurry, winder tender, had as dinner guests re
cently her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Ayers of Baton Rouge,
La., and also her sister, Mrs. J. B. Reeves, Jr., visiting nurse, and
Mrs. Ruby Smith had as recent guests her brother and his wife,
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Stroupe of Roanoke, Va.
Mrs. Annie Robinson, winder tender, and her husband O’Neal
were recent guests of Mr. Robinson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee
Robinson in Denver, N. C.
Miss Lola Wilson, warper tender, has returned to her home
after being a patient at a local hospital.
Nathine Whidden, son of Mrs. Edith Whidden, winder tender,
recently celebrated his birthday with a party.
Miss Peggy Joe Grindie, daughter of Mrs. Mae Grindle and
Arnold Grindle. has begun nursing education at Gaston Memorial
Norman Fletcher, daughter of Mrs. Bonnie Fletcher, winder
tender, has entered Mercy Hospital, Charlotte, to complete her
nursing education.
Carl E. Smith, Vernon Treece,
Vina T. Miller, Effie L. Thomp
son, Rayon Weaving; Clarence
L. Duncan, Refreshment Service;
Ray Cloninger, Carding.
Textile Exhibits
—From page 1
was included in the list of ex
hibitors. There also were ex
hibitors from Canada, Japan, and
European countries.
Displays this year constituted
a larger-than-ever range of high
speed processing machinery, ma
terials handling equipment, elec
tronic controls and similar items.
These were in addition to ac
cessories, supplies, primary and
fabricating equipment and parts.
Among the many new-de-
velopments displays were
demonstrations on improved
loom mechanisms, high - speed
drawing frames and cloth finish
ing ranges.
Shop Retired Men
Feted At Dinner
All employees who have re
tired from the Shop in the past
21 years were honored at a fish
dinner at Linwood Fish Camp on
October 9.
There were 15 honorees who
represented a total of 171 years
of service to the Company.
Eleven of them were present.
They were W. T. Miller, T. H.
Triplett, D. L. Dunlevey, T. A.
Little, John Wright, Fred Tate,
William Davis, J. C. Wilson, Wil
liam Panther, Alec Hill and
Emanuel Stiles. Retirees not
present were: Lawson Mooney,
Silas Glenn, George Honea and
Miles Rowland.
FOLLOWING the dinner there
was a program of entertainment,
with Rufus Hughes as master of
ceremonies. Plant Engineer W.
G. Henson welcomed the guests.
He presented a gift to T. A.
Little, oldest retired man pres
ent; and to George Foy, who won
the door prize.
During the program all re
tirees were introduced, and each
reminisced in brief talks. Then
everyone present joined in a
Altogether, there were 71 who
attended the program.
A/3C James H. Ledford spent
a furlough in October with his
mother, Mrs. Blanche Hollis,
Winding Department. James,
who has been stationed at an
Air Force Base in Denver, Colo.,
reported to New York upon com
pletion of his furlough here.
From there he will go to Green
land where he will be stationed
for one year.
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Sgt. Joe Robinson and Mrs.
Robinson were recent visitors
with his sister, Mrs. Edna How
ard, respooler tender in Ply

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