News And Gossip From Our Various Departmenb
What! the 19th has slipped up
on us again and it’s time to send
in a little nonsense for the Echo.
Well, first we have a long list
of new ones to welcome to our
gang—still the “Knot Hole Gang”
until further notice.
Of course you have noticed our
cute new ‘‘Bus Boys.” They are
Misses Willie Mae Carson, Ina Mae
Lyday and Wilma Summey. Also
in the Cafeteria are Miss Nancy
Galloway and Mrs. Hattie Moore.
The Canteen boasts of the addi
tions of Mrs. Nadine Nations, Mrs.
Reba Powell, Mrs. Edith McCall
and Miss Flora Littleton. These
young ladies have the honor of
doing work formerly done by men
though none of them can claim to
have taken the first man’s job as
Mrs. Cox did that about three years
ago when “Neb” (Woodfin Nes-
bit) left the plant to visit his three
sisters in three different states be
fore volunteering for the Army,
Sylvia missed several days from
work recently because her husband
was home on furlough. He is now
stationed at Fort Jackson, S. C. He
is expecting to be sent overseas
soon. She spent a recent week-end
with him. We missed her very
War or no war romance goes on.
We have several new ones with
the new girls, but none so bright
as our two old ones for two new
rings have come all the way from
Italy. Divola’s sparkler was sup
posed to be for her birthday, but
we think it means more than that.
Speaking of rings, Ethel can show
the most unique one any of us
ever saw. It shows perfect work
manship and is entirely hand-made.
The material is aluminum from a
German plane and came from
Italy. Yes, Sergeant Bryson is the
designer and workman. Come on,
Ethel, tell us what is behind all
Divola has about as encouraging
news from Bill as could possibly
come from Italy.
Frank McGee has not been with
us for the past few days, but we
all hope to have him back soon.
Jackie visited her folks in Hen
derson County recently. She is now
taking a course in typing at Bre
vard College and states that she
expects to leave us soon for work
with the Army Air corps at Or
lando, Florida. We will greatly
miss Jackie and hope she will
change her mind and stay with us.
We regret very much to lose
John Jones to the army. But as
he has made us an extra good
worker, co-boss and such, so will
he make an excellent soldier. We
hope he will read this and we will
have another chance to wish him
all the good luck possible.
Mr, Wilde is now taking his
vacation. He is on a rather long
trip. We hope he enjoys this to
The baby blanket of the month
'goes to J. L, Tinsley, who has a
brand new baby boy, John Doug
las. Good luck, young fellow.
We are very sorry Arnold An
ders is laid up for awhile. Hurry
and get well, we miss you.
Did you ever see so many: new
hair dos? Our boss said he’d take
time to have his hair done too if
he had any hair. Looks OK to us
way. You don’t have to use them
Mr. Reece has a young lady
graduate at his house now. The
daughter. Miss Evah Mae, finished
her school work at Mills River
high since last writing.
Things seems a little strange to
us since Taylor and Hubert do not
work on the same shift any more.
Hubert is now on shift D and Tay
lor has a new helper now.
Last month our news consisted
mostly about so many leaving.
This time, about new ones filling
We didn’t have to go far in
search of some girls—Sally Frank,
Estelle Johnson, Mary Hogsed and
Hazel Galloway all came to us
from Hand Booklet, Alice Burns
and Mae Belle Hyder have been
added to the list recently and last
but not least, is Gladys Cody .
Can’t leave the boys out, so
Marvin Allison, Mike Walker and
Aaron Pitillo are very welcome.
They make Charles homesick for
his old job of cleaning bobbins.
Said Virginia, “Wish Katherine
would hide the tickets in the right
roll if she’s going to hide ’em!!”
Even Carl has started chewing
gum and eating candy—something
unusual with him—must be the
scarcity. But, no Muriel always has
gum — shh — the new operators
haven’t gotten wise to him yet.
Just wonder why Billie and
Frosty declined a week-end vaca
tion to Canton!
Mr. Southerland is taking a two
weeks vacation and Alta is acting
foi;eman in his place. Seems to en
joy it, too. We hear rumors going
around that Alta is going to Kan
sas on her vacation right away
Francis and Cecil had to “foot
it” home during a storm one eve
ning recently cause they ran out
of gas out in the country. Feet
Opal sure keeps up with all
those sets coming off every other
moment—good going there.
Edd Mims joined the Navy and
every one regretted his going. Had
been with us a long time. There’s
Herman Street leaving, too. We
surely think he’ll make a good
Jessie is in Florida enjoying her
vacation, Helen has already taken
hers and said it was swell. Frosty
reported little sleep during the
week she was off.
Doesn’t Bertie’s new hair-do
look nice? Bet she’s getting ready
for her vacation.
It was good to see Inez Summey
again. Inez likes the Waves fine
and we know the Waves like h6r.
We still miss Lydia “making the
rounds” of the slitters, but con
gratulate her in her new work.
Bye now, see you “round the
Our sailor,, Phil Riddle, paid us
a visit recently. He had just re
turned from a mission in the At
lantic and he certainly was look
We miss Pearl A. since she de
cided she had rather be a farmer
ette than a stitcher. We wish you
luck in your farming. Pearl.
With a very important part of
the Navy getting leaves, it surely
has had^ an effect on our depart
ment. Lillie S. and Betsy A. both
had unexpected guests and Fran
ces W.’s husband visited her.
A boy in khaki was seen escort
ing Ruby D. around. Wonder who
Birthday greetings go to Betsy
A., John S. and Mr. Erwin, who all
celebrated birthdays this month.
No wonder Katherine S. has such
a sunny smile, her husband is sta
tioned now at Camp Davis, N. C.
We are glad to see Margaret P.
back after a few weeks’ absence
due to illness. Welcome to you,
also, Marie Louise F.
If you see a little girl in the
stores buying pots, pans, towels
and other household items, think
nothing of it. It is only Alma O
shopping for her new house.
Any information concerning Ru
by D.’s whereabouts one day out of
each week certainly would be
John S. spent his vacation in
Florida and returned with a nice
Thelma S. doesn’t look the same
without her cap, now that she is
a member of Notching.
Evelyn T. has turned dreamer on
us. She dreams at night and looks
up their meaning the next day. If
anyone has a dream book to give
away, Evelyn will appreciate it.
Machine Booklet Gal^
As warm weather gets on
way, vacations seem to be
general talk these days. We hoP«
Caroline G. is having a big tii"®
on her week off. Could her boJ
friend have anything to do
her taking her vacation so sudde®
ly? Curiosity kills the cat,
Betty M. seems happy
Wonder if those big letters s®®
receives from Texas way have 30^'
thing to do with it?
Charlotte C. seems to have e®'
joyed the past week-end in A®”
dersonville. Maybe the new
friend had something to do
Mae W. sure is in the singi^
mood lately. Her husband
she even sings from the
green song book in her sleep 2®“
he demands that we watch
Mae S. seems to enjoy
so much that she brings j
lunches every day. Why not Ifi^
all in on those picnics?
Let’s see—the Blockers have^j
gathered much news from
month . . . Sorry to have K
Mary Hogsed, Estelle Johnson f
Sallie Frank transferred to
ing Dept. Hope you like it tbeJJ
girls, Jessie Lance and
Misenheimer spent the week'®",
in Charlotte. Say, girls, much
. . . Jennie G. got bit by a
(“love-bug”). Could be JobP**
came in from the Marines
What’s this I hear about
being installed on the buses
Hendersonville? Reba S., ^ ,ji
better change your tune, or
Gumming Shift E
Bessie, hadn’t anyone told you
winter was over? Well, nice blank
ets will come in handy next winter.
It pays to prepare in advance any-
We were sorry to hear about Lt.
Gordon Fowler being missing in
action over Corsica. Gordon was a
former Gumming operator and a
member of the baseball team. We
surely hope Gordon turns up soon,
and to his wife, mother and family,
we offer our deepest sympathy.
We wonder what Jim Holden is
doing on his vacation?
What’s the new gleam in Al
fred’s eyes these days? Could it
be the new home, or—?
Helen is now keeping hoyse for
Frank, former Gumming operator,
and now Brevard’s new policeman.
Preston goes into the service soon.
Who’s this mysterious person
We want to welcome Oliver Tay
lor to our shift.
What boy in Gumming has a
crush on a girl named Myrtle in
Slugger” Morrow is the only
girl from our shift on the softball
The boys from Champagne who
play baseball were glad to break
into the win column—Duke’s Mix
ture beating Control 11-5.
What’s this about Mitch’s “Cover
Julia Barton surely likes to ride
horses. Recently she was seen
riding a horse on a merry-go-round
at the carnival in Hendersonville
Bernice, who was the beau at
Robert was seen yesterday get
ting sugar ration stamps—What’s
the matter, “Dixie?”
T-Sgt. Harold Erwin, former
Gumming operator, visited us re
cently. Harold is in the Air Corps.
Ben says he can’t understand
why he works in Champagne, but
never finds any to drink.
Rosalie, I hear you have com
petition from the Hosiery Mill
Inez Summey, yeoman 2-c, who
is in the Waves, visited our Dept
last week. She surely looked “snaz
zy” in that uniform. Inez is sta
tioned in Washington, D. C.
Evelyn Morrow was visited by
her brother, Leroy Morrow, Radio
man 1-c, U. S. Navy on May 18
He has been in foreign service for
the last four years, stationed at
have competition . . . Best wiS"
for a speedy recovery, Kathe
F., after your operation . . . S®®
nice to have Willie P. witl^
agam . . . Ruby J. has won
man. Now how about asking j
I out to supper, Ruby? . . . j
I P. and Ruth B, are spendii^^
couple of week in New York- ^5
forget your co-workers . . . *•'
a surprise to have such
overseas, huh, Ruth J? . . .
H. plans a trip to Hawaii! ^
I guess I could daydream
my husband were stationed ^ ^
. . . Girls, if you need assisi^p
with your letter writing,
Eula G. She has started to
ing magazines. Mabel F.
lead us astray. We catch on-j"
a vacation to England instead ,
Virginia, isn’t it, Mabel? / U
Gladys H. is leaving to
husband. Hurry back, Gladys*
Come, speak up, Helen 1*^-
Edith W.—tell us some of
you’re having. We are no
readers . . . Virginia W. is ^
this warm weather
the blockers all “chip in” a ®
amount of change for the
of buying a new wheel
Asheville bus, or an alarm
for the driver, so Myrtle
be able to get to work on
. . . Next time Sammie H.
in Asheville, won’t some
out whom the feUow is m^® oji
I can tell by the sm^^ .jjiJ
Irene M’s. face that a
someone is home on furloug^
Augusta, Ga. Be listening;^^^^^®
the June Bug flies by with **