NOVEMBER, 1956 PAGE 5 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 youngest? 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 schoolroom? 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 trol. 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, Ga. 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. ☆ ☆ ☆ 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. 2^ 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 children. 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 Hospital. 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 song-fest. Altogether, there were 71 who attended the program. IN SERVICE 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. ^ ^ Sgt. Joe Robinson and Mrs. Robinson were recent visitors with his sister, Mrs. Edna How ard, respooler tender in Ply Twisting.