WITH THE PIRATES
REVIEW — Mr. and Mrs. Cor-
ella look over some of Iheir ath-
lelic Irophies. The professional
pitcher holds the baseball which
he autographed for his wife soon
after they became acquainted
when the Pirates moved to Gas
tonia for the 1959 season.
Of B52 Crew
S/Sgt. Lantia Passmore, for
merly employed in Carding and
in Spooling here, is nearing com
pletion of nine years of service
in the U. S. Air Force. His fath
er, Robert Passmore, is a boiler
tender here; Mrs. Passmore is a
splicer in Weaving (synthetics).
Lantia worked here for over a
year, before joining the Air
Force in the summer of 1951.
The airman is a gunner, mem
ber of CreviT E81, 327 Bomber
Squadron, 92nd Bomb Wing H,
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at Fairchild Air Force Base,
In a recent letter to his par
ents, Sgt. Passmore reported that
he and the other members of
Crew E81 had been flying to
gether since August of 1958, and
had logged 850 hours in the B52
jet bomber assigned to them.
Sgt. and Mrs. Passmore and
their two young sons live in
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B52 CREW—Sgt. Lantia Pass-
more of Gastonia (right), with
other crew members (from left):
Capt. C. W. Guy, Lt. P. McClel
lan, Capt. M. J. Fliger, Capt.
J. E. Underwood, Capt. D. Car
penter. Air Force photo was
made at Fairchild Air Force
Base, Spokane, Wash.
—From page 1
of winning plants are recorded
by years, and one for the grand
winner at the close of the over
“Purpose of this accident-con-
trol rivalry”, explains safety di
rector Ralph Johnson, “is to
strive for a safety performance
record with the least number of
lost-time injuries at all three
Mr. Johnson points out that
on scoring, a disabling injury
is any injury arising out of and
in the course of employment,
and resulting in death, perma
nent impairment or loss of time
beyond the day or shift on
which the accident happens.
‘Dandy Don’ Off To Savannah
For Another League Season
“Lefthanded pitcher Don Cor-
ella of the Gastonia Pirates was
a master of Jacksonville Sat
urday night in the second game
of a split doubleheader. He spun
a neat web of magic, limiting
the Braves to just five hits as
the Buccos won 5-1.
“Fancy relief by Don Corella
protected a two-run, first inning
lead and the Columbus Pirates
went on to defeat the Charleston
White Sox, 2-0, in the opening
of a four-game South Atlantic
League series in Columbus, Ga.”
These were typical lead para
graphs of news stories last sum
mer, built around a Firestone
man, who, in mid-March, will
trade his job as electrician’s
helper for another season of
baseball with the Pittsburgh
Pirates organization. Don will
go to Jacksonville, Fla. for a
month of spring warmup, then
on to Savannah, Ga., for a sea
son as pitcher for the Pirates of
the Sally League.
Mrs. Corella, the former Doris
McCready, will remain on the
job in payroll until May 15.
Then she will join Don in Savan
KNOWN in baseball circles as
southpaw “Dandy Don”, the
mechanical department em
ployee came to his job here last
fall, while he was in Gastonia
with the Pirates team. He is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Corella
of Richmond, Calif. A graduate
of the high school at Arroyo
Grande, Calif., he joined the
Pirates ball club at Visalia (Cal
ifornia State League) in 1953.
In the 1954 season he played
at Phoenix, Ariz., returning to
the California League the fol
lowing year. In Waco, Texas for
the 1956 season, his pitching was
interrupted for a two-year hitch
in the Army Signal Corps. Most
of that time he spent in Europe.
After his return from service, he
re-joined the Pirates at Colum
bus, Ga., then transferred to
Gastonia for the 1959 season.
As the summer went on, Don
and one of his fans became en
gaged, and they were married
here last Christmas eve. Mrs.
Corella, herself, has an outstand
ing record as an athlete during
her more than six years at Fire
SHE HAS played center field
on the Firestone Girls Softball
team four seasons, having served
as captain of the team last year.
She was awarded a trophy for
having the highest batting aver
age in softball. That record was
.586 in 1958. The same year she
was named an “Ideal Athlete”
and a “Most Competitive Ath
lete.” Another of her trophies
commemorates the Firestone
team championship won in the
1957 Ladies Pioneer Bowling
Three years ago she was cap
tain of the Main Office bowling
team here. She has also played
volleyball and basketball, has
been a member of the Firestone
Square Dance team, and is in her
second term as a member of the
plant recreation council.
Brenda Edison is a senior in
secretarial science at Brevard.
Maid Of Honor
For May Queen
The student body of Brevard
College at Brevard, N. C. has
chosen Brenda Edison of Gas
tonia as Maid of Honor to the
1960 Queen of the May, Miss
Christine Olsen of Charlotte. The
Maid of Honor is the daughter
of Mrs. Ernest Baker of Spooling.
Miss Edison, Miss Olsen and
eight reigning attendants from
the sophomore and freshman
classes will participate in the
annual May Day festival pro
gram and dance. This year’s
Queen and Maid of Honor were
members of the Brevard May
Court in 1959.
The traditional spring festiv
ities at Brevard are set for the
first week-end in May. The pro
gram is sponsored each year by
the Wodenian, or Veterans Club.
Two Tar Heel ‘Standards’ For A Hearty Meal
Since scoring is based on lost
time accident rate, the winner
is the plant having the lowest
frequency rate (number of dis
abling injuries per 1,000,000
manhours worked) during each
In case of a tie in the compe
tition, the winner can be deter
mined by the lowest accident
severity rate (number of days
lost per 1,000,000 manhours
worked). In the tie with Ben-
nettsville and Woodstock, one
safety record did not outrank
the other by either of the two
methods of scoring.
Food preparation and preferences in North
Carolina vary almost as much as the State’s
geography. Here in Tarheelia, where traditional
Southern dishes enjoy great popularity, you’ll
find the majority of cooks highly skilled in the
making of such typical items as hot biscuits and
gravy, cornbread, “big” hominy, grits and rice,
“garden salads” and fried chicken.
Among the many favorite recipes “down home
in North Carolina”, barbecue and country ham
compete for honors as the State’s most popular
meat. But you’ll seldom find two people who
prepare barbecue or cure hams in the same way.
Hush puppies, a version of cornbread, is tradi
tional accompaniment for barbecue in the Pied
mont section of the State.
"Some Favorite Tar Heel Dishes", a just-pub
lished State Advertising Division bulletin,
prompted Mrs. Talmadge McCoig of Winding to
"sample" two of the recipes in this collection.
“Try them and you’ll like the result of your
efforts,” says Mrs. McCoig.
Tar Heel Brunswick Stew
1 pound veal or beef 2 large potatoes
1 large stewing chicken 1 large onion, diced
4 cups lima beans 4 cups whole grain corn
2 8-ounce cans tomato sauce
salt pepper tobasco
Worcestershire sauce butter
Stew chicken and veal or beef together until
chicken is ready to fall from bones. Cool and
shred chicken and veal with fingers, discarding
skin and fat. Put meat back in broth, skimmed of
excess fat, and continue to simmer. Dice potatoes
and cook with beans, corn and tomato sauce.
When potatoes are tender, combine with chicken.
Mixture will be thin soup. Simmer for several
hours to thicken. Season to suit your taste, with
last five ingredients listed.
Secret of brunswick stew is the long simmer
ing, blending well the flavors. Serves 10 to 12.
Mixture freezes successfully.
Tar Heel Hush Puppies
2 cups corn meal
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg slightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Mix all dry ingredients. Combine egg and but
termilk and add to dry ingredients. Immediately
drop by the spoonful into deep hot fat, letting
them remain until “puppies” float and are well-
browned. Two tablespoons chopped onion may
be added to the recipe, if you wish.
TRADITIONAL DISHES—Mrs. Talmadge Mc
Coig of Winding arranges layout for trying bruns
wick stew and hush puppies. The McCoigs live
at 103 Roy street in Gastonia.