THE MILL WHISTLE
April 1, 1946
Mentioh Ardiind the Mills
By Katherine Turner
“Army” McGavish is in favor of
steam heat in our department all of the
year around. He can't And any red
Bob Martin has done his good deed
for the week. He visited the sick. in
Louise Lay and Gladys Barber were
seen in Danville Saturday. Watch for
the Easter parade!!
Junior Turner found a sweet little
Miss in Goodland, Kansas, and is there
for a few weeks.
Clarence Martin and Benton Hodges
said they really enjoyed The Mill
Whistle while in the Army. They will
read it at home nojv as they are back
with the Blanket department.
Warning, girls! Nolen Powell said an
usher was as close to a wedding as he
wanted to be.
Nellie Minter was visiting in Cascade
last night and thought she was in New
York and considering making her home
there, so says Hilda Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Carter were for
tunate to have all their children at
home Sunday night for the first time in
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Stewart are very
happy to have with them their daugh
ter, Lt. Jessie, for a visit.
“Monk” Kirkman, Wes Weadon,
“Mussel,” Fred Hall and “Moonlight”
Murphy spent the week-end in Waynes
boro, Va. “And what a time!” they said.
S. C. Laws, who served in the Navy
for over three years, has received an
honorable discharge as Electrician 1/c.
He plans to go in business with his
brother in Draper. Good luck, sailor!
Notice to Owners of Live Stock
All Draper people who own
cows and are interested in keep
ing the pasture fence in good re
pair will please be at the Virginia
Avenue pasture gate at 8 a. m.,
April 6th.EARLY B. GILLIE.
By Charlotte Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brim and chil
dren, Claude and Shirley, spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Dunn on Ridgeway Road.
Mrs. M. W. Whitt was week-end guest
of Mrs. P. G. Meeks.
Mr. P. G. Meeks is visiting his son,
Dan Meeks, in Rockland, Delaware, for
a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Stegal were Sun
day guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
Luther, and what do you know: they
ate dinner out? What’s the matter, Vir-
gie, is walking to work getting you
We’re glad to have Evelyn Beck back
with us. She has been out a couple of
weeks. Reason: Husband Randolph has
returned home from overseas,oh March
9. I can’t say I blame you, Evelyn.
After all, “Long time no see ‘Ran’.”
' Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Beck visited
the latter’s sister and brother-in-law,
Mr. and Mrs. John Hartman, in Wins
Mary Ann Robertson visited her
mother, Mrs. Jesse Robertson, at Mor-
Alma (Thomas) Richardson was hon
ored Wednesday at. a miscellaneous
shower by the Sewing room. Miss
Thomas was married on March 4 to Earl
Richardson of Mayodan.
It seems there were “Nylon hose” in
town Friday and being out of woi'k one
of our girls went over and stood in line.
After about two hours she finally got a
pair of “Rayons'’ and discovered when
she got home she had lost them. Tough
luck, gal. Better luck next time!
We’re sorry to have “Mr. Al” out sick
and wish lor him a very “speedy recov
ery.” Also hate losing our machine
fixer, Ethan Pendleton. Good luck to
you, Ethan, and hope you’ll soon be able
to be back with us. We sure do miss you.
That’s all this time, folks. I’ll try to
do better next time.
If you have any news you wish to
put in The Whistle, please get it to me
on Monday or Tuesday before The
Whistle comes out the next Monday.
Central Warehouse Chatter-box
By Leroy Sweeney
“So this is April Fool’s day—Ha, Ha,
Ha!!!!” I won’t look now, because I
know that my shoes are untied, I have
paint on the back of my shirt, also
grease on the seat of my trousers, and
also, I just dropped my pocketbook
W'ith a hundred bucks in it! So what'??
Here’s what—the one who laughs last,
laughs best!!! So here I go—“tee hee!!”
And now for a few last minute news-
on-the-spot-flashes . . .
Mr. and Mrs. Carlis J. Martin spent
an enjoyable day last Sunday “window
shopping” in Winston-Salem, N. C. They
were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Willard. Say, did you “chillun”^
decide on your Easter outfit yet?
Our dept, lost a good man, Tom Pratt,'
to the baseball profession a few days
ago. We know that you will be in there
pitching, Tom. So, the very best pf luck
to you, from the entire gang.
By the way, folks, our “Esau” sure
did get rid of those “mumps” in a hurry!
Or weren’t the fish biting just right??
Everyone would like to see our “Jay-
dee” with a “scrumptuous” permanent
wave for Easter.
Pfc. Clarence O. Shipton is spending
his furlough with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Shipton. He has just com
pleted his “Jump and Glider Training”
at Fort Benning, Ga., and will report
to Fort Bragg for further duty.
The Shiptons spent the week-end in
Salisbury, N. C., with relatives.
The Central Warehouse as a whole
will miss the smiling face of Wilbert
Frettle. He passed away Wednesday,
March 20th, after a brief illness.
Friends and relatives celebrated a
very, very happy birthday with Mrs.
N. A. MacBride last Sunday. Among
those present were Mrs. Dennis Powell,
Mrs. Annie Virrello of Chatham, Va.,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shellhorse of Roa
noke, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Fraker Mac-'
Bride of Draper, Mr. and Mrs. Rich
mond Hardy of Leaksville.
By Avis Jamerson and Beulah McBride
With Beulah McBride remodeling and
moving into her new home we haven’t
been able to scrap much news. Beulah
wants all of you to come to see her in
her new home on Moir Street.
Mr. Hayden is still in the hospital
after his serious accident last week. We
hope he will recover rapidly and be
back with us soon.
Ed Richardson of the Bedspread de
partment is a patient in the Leaksville
So if you are over near the hospital,
go in to see Mr. Hayden and Mr. Rich
We are glad to have Maxine Redman
back visiting us and hope she will be
v/ell enough to be back at work soon.
We have missed her.
Joe Giles, Jr., of Wilmington, N. C.,
has recently spent a visit with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Giles, Patrick
We have detected an interesting
gleam in Pauline Kallam’s eyes lately
and we feel sure it is because Bill i
Moore has arrived home from the Pa
cific and received his discharge.
Maybe now that Beulah has got set
tled she’ll get more news for you next