THE MILL WHISTLE
February 4, 1946
Mentii^'Ai^nd the Mills
BY Mildred Saunders and Ray Warner
First, let’s roll out the welcome mat
again. This time it’s for Rosa Curry,
who has come to work in the Inspect
Cpl. Everett Eanes is en route home
from the Pacific. No wonder Frank is
Information, Please! What’s the at
traction in Danville these days, Cyril?
Martha Jane Dunn was week-end
guest of Miss Nancye Gillie, Danville,
Virginia. Since then, we haven’t had a
word from “Mockie” except “he was
Winford Purdy was honored at a
birthday supper Sunday given by Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Fagge. Among the
guests were Elwood and Wallace Purdy.
We are glad to see some more famil
iar faces in the Weave Room. Albert
Vestal, James Hobsom, and James Al
corn are back from the service.
Our deepest sympathy goes to Mr.
and Mrs. William Bailey in the passing
of their infant daughter, Judith Faye.
Leon Shropshire has been ill during
the past week. Hurry back to work,
Mrs. Ronnie Phillips and children of
Burlington visited Mr. and Mrs. J. I.
Johnston over the week-end.
Virginia Ward spent the week-end
with relatives in Whiteville, N. C., and
she really got back to work on time
once. Thanks to a certain reporter from
the Engineering, who had a copy of the
new bus schedules.
Ye reporters just had word from two
former fellow workers, Charlie Taubert
and Marion Slayton. Charlie says he
likes his new job but the weather in
New York is freezing. On the other
hand, Marion is enjoying California’s
famous sunshine and the Rose Bowl’s
Folks, I think this covers all the news
from the Rayon and not one bit of
gossip on Joe Braitsch. We must say,
“Youse was a good boy, Joe!’’
By Katherine Turner
We of the Blanket Department extend
our thanks for the Armed Forces Souve
nir book that Marshall Field gave us.
Hazel Squires went floating through
our department one day last week. We
know. Hazel, husband Dan is home for
keeps. Good luck to both of you!
Sam Holly finds it is easy to back a
car into a ditch, but it takes a wrecker
to get it out.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wade and Mr. and
Mrs. Daily Gambill said the dinner with
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Thomason of
Leaksville was swell.
John Ross McGavish returned home
to New York after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. “Army” McGavish.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Gerringer, Mr. and
Mrs. Denzil Johnston, and Mrs. Eliza
beth Johnston enjoyed the week-end
in Radford, Va., with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Gladys Leary is visiting her son.
Clay, for a few days in Roanoke, Va.
Jimmie Chilton, Jimmie Perry and
Howard Burgess arc entering college in
High Point, N. C. We wish them lots of
The second shift misses their boss,
Cecil Squires, but wishes him good
luck on his new job, foreman in Sheet
Misses Lucille Strader and Mozelle
Marlowe spent Saturday in Greensboro.
We miss Hazel Powell but wish her
lots of luck on her new job.
By Beulah McBride and Avis Jamerson
GLAMOUR GIRL.—We have discov
ered a cute little glamour girl working
in the office with Miss Betty Hayes. She
is Pauline Kallam and as pretty as a
peach. . . She wouldn’t disclose any
news of herself, but we have our eyes
on her and we bet we’ll catch her into
VIRGINIA BOUND.—The news-mak-
ingest fellow we have found is Elwood
Edwards. He has just been discharged
from the army and been employed by
Mr. Duke in the Finishing Supply. What
do we know about him? . . . He likes
blondes with very long hair. He goes to
Martinsville every night the “lil’ honey
chile” will let him (which is a good
average of 6 out of 7 nights). Elwood
says, “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It
Snow, when I am off up in Virginia”
. . . you see, Elwood got stranded up
there the other week in the snow; he
liked that very much it seems.
INTERVIEWING A VETERAN. —
Thomas Meeks left our napping room
and left his wife and son to enter the
armed service February 15, 1944. He
was trained in anti-aircraft battalion
and fought all through the Pacific area;
going in on the first invasions of the
Philippines and Okinawa. After being
returned to the States and receiving his
discharge October 11, Thomas returned
to the mill and took up his former job,
operation nappers, October 20. Thomas
says it is good to be back on the old
job and it is swell having him back.
Bleachery : is i i.£.l
By Charlotte Martin
Mrs. P. G. Meeks received a lon^
distance call from her son, Floyd, wh
is expected to arrive Sunday at ForT
Bragg, N. C., for his discharge.
R.M.C. 2/c Haywood Meeks received
his honorable discharge on January 17
and has returned to his job in Char
lotte, N. C.
Miss Mary Ann Robertson had as
supper guests Saturday night Mr. and
Mrs. James Belton, Amos Cochran, and
Paul Jones of the Navy.
Miss Alma Thomas visited friends and
relatives in Mayodan Sunday. She is all
a-dither ’cause she received a telegram
that “Earl” is on the way home. “Do I
hear wedding bells, Alma?”
We have the following new employ
ees working with us: Elizabeth Carter,
Kathleen Handy, Ora Nell Eanes, and
Nina Ruth Prince. Also the following
old employees have returned to work:
Allie Lee, Lillie Newman, and Ora
Atkins. Welcome, all of you. Hope you’ll
like working with us.
Ruby Winn has returned after being
out sick. Glad to have you back. Ruby.
Those on sick list this week are Mary
Ward and Margaret Odell.
We extend our sympathy to Mrs.
Nannie Rutledge in the death of her
We have back with us one of oul
servicemen, Cpl. Cameron Craddock,
who left us on June 15, 1943, and joined
the Marine Corps, and was with the
anti-aircraft and artillery unit. He
served 30 months in the Central and
South Pacific and won for himself two
battle stars. He was honorably dis
charged on November 24. Glad to have
you back, Cameron. You sure look
natural up at the tearing tables.
By BUlle WUIUnu
We had quite a commotion on the
bus the other afternoon when a certain
fellow was trying out a new type of
ear bob, and it turned out to be a
clothes pin. How about it, Henry?
We have an artist who is employed
in the Spinning Room, and what an
artist he is. He can make you look 10
years younger, and far more attractive,
or your money back. Anyone who wants
a picture drawn to flatter them see
We have a large number on sick list
from the Sheeting mill, and we hope
that each and every one of you will
hurry and get well, so that you can be
back with us soon.
Mrs. Mary Lou Gregory has bee:
smiling from ear to ear since receivin
a telegram that her son, John Milton
Gregory, of the U. S. Navy, has landed
in the States.
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