tHE MILL WHISTLE
May 13, 1946
MiitiorArbtind the Mills
By LeRoy Sweeney
(Editor’s Note: It is with real regret
that we announce that the following
column will be the last one sent in by
Reporter Sweeney, a veteran of the war
who has been working with us since
being honorably discharged from the
U. S. Army. LeRoy has been an able,
conscientious reporter and we of the
Mill Whistle staff wish him the best of
luck in his new field.)
Mr. Archibald has been away for two
weeks on a vacation. He spent several
days with his son and family in Colum
bia, S. C. All are glad to see him back.
Sunshine Robertson is out sick. We
miss her pleasing smile.
Jesse DeHart, who has been grieving
over losing his dog, was informed re
cently that it has been located. I guess
that means more hunting for you, eh,
A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs.
Chester Robertson and sons, Mr. and
Mrs. James Fair and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis Smith, Ann Barksdale and
son, Ethel Shively and Melvin Robertson
enjoyed a picnic at Mayo River recently.
Mr. Thomas Stanley Jr., Mr. J. D.
Robertson and son James Jr., were in
Greensboro Saturday shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thompson, Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Manley spent Saturday
Mrs. Belle Nelson is out sick today,
Mrs. Walter Nichols of Ferrum, Va.,
spent the past two weeks with her chil
dren, Mrs. Chaney, Mrs. Martin, Mrs.
Wright and Mrs. Booth of Spray .
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hopkins of Sophia,
W. Va., spent the week-end with Mrs.
Bleachery Stock Dept.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Apple and daugh
ter, Mary Wallace, visited Mr. and Mrs.
Cecil Hyler last Sunday.
Bedspread Stock Dept.
Dave Alley is sporting a new watch.
We wonder if there is anyone he has
not shown it to!!!!
Alice Williams was out two days last
week. We think she was at the carnival.
Jesse Cooper was seen at the ball game
Sunday. We wonder if his throat is sore
from yelling so much at the umpires.
Bertie Shough is still out sick. Hurry
and get well, Bertie and come back. We
miss you so much.
Elwood Alderman and his friends
went sight seeing Sunday. Leaksville,
Itasta Brim is wearing a big smile.
No wonder she’s receiving four letters
a week from down Georgia way.
Blanket Stock Dept.
Congratulations to proud parents Mr.
and Mrs. Edward R. Johnston. A fine
youngster weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces,
came to live with them on April 28, 1946.
They named him Harold Wayne.
By Doris N. Stultz
Congratulations are in order for Mr.
and Mrs. Cabel Gilbert who announced
the arrival of a son, Thomas Eugene,
on April 24.
Ray Strutton, brother of Marie Strut-
ton, recently spent a leave from U. S.
Navy with his mother, Mrs. W. B. Strut-
ton. He was accompanied by his wife
who is to remain with the Struttons
while Ray completes his tour of duty.
The Setters extend their wishes for a
speedy convalescence to Loma Galli-
more who was a recent patient at Leaks
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fallin announce the
birth of a son May 8 at the Leaksville
Hospital. Mrs. Fallin is the former Anne
Kerley. Daddy is with the U. S. Navy.
Ruby Burnette and Carl Wheatley
were married in a quiet ceremony at the
home of the Wheatleys on Friday, May
3. For a short time the couple are mak
ing their home with the bride’s mother,
New employees of the Burling room
are Virginis Pruitt, Virginis Hill, Gladys
Mae Overby, Elsie Meeks, Ocie Mae
Burroughs, Norma Evans, Mildred
Brown, and Harriet Franklin.
Douglas Gentry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Gentry, has joined the Navy and
is in training at Great Lakes. He was
formerly employed in the Weave room.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gentry and Mrs.
A. T. Manuel visited Mrs. Fulk, who is
very ill at Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Bertie Parks was surprised on
her birthday when her daughters, Mrs.
Clyde Borland and son, and Mr. and
Mrs. William Jarrell and family gave
her a supper. Clyde Borland is on his
way home from China.
William Schumaker, of Washington,
D. C., spent the week here visiting his
wife. They motored to Charlotte,
Statesville, and Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Walter Boyd entertained her
club May 3 at her home in Matrimony
James L. Kapps, son of Mrs. Lee
Kapps of Burling room, is on his way
home from Austria after 27 months in(
Betty Lou and Mary Ann Gatewood
attended Sunday school convention at
the First Baptist Church in Lexington
over the week-end.
Mrs. Tom Nichols of Ferrum, Va., vis
ited her children, Mrs. Ollie Chaney,
Mrs. Mary Boothe, Mrs. Rinda Martin,
and Arthur Nichols for two weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hicks and son vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. Earl Caton of Draper
Mary Elizabeth Somers was seen
sporting her new ’46 Ford in Charlotte
Wedding bells rang out for Isabelle
Lovick of Burling room and H. T. Pat
terson, Woolen mill, on Friday, April
Mrs. George Hutchins is very ill.
Moralle McCullouch, 2/c Petty Offi
cer, has returned to Annapolis, Md.,
after spending a ten day leave with his
mother, Mrs. Sallie McCullouch.
Curtis Hardman is on the sick list.
The Finishing department welcomes
the following new employees: Ruby
Pullman, Edna Dalton, Sarah Hicks,
Clide Buckner, Jr., James Moody, Oliver
Cashwell, Thomas Shreves, and Elmo
Mrs. Malta Faye Hagler, Karastan
Billing, has resigned her position. She
is being replaced by Emma Price.
By Mildred Saunders and Virginia Ward
Snooping time again and with it
comes our new correspondent, Virginia
Ward. She has taken over since Ray
Warner resigned from the Mill Whistle
staff. Ray, thanks for all the hours you
have slaved with me. (Mildred).
Softball is the subject nowadays. We
sure are proud to have our own Rayon
mill team this year and equally as proud
of our manager, Payton Jeffries. The
players are: Shirley Craddock, pitcher;
Thomas Jenkins, pitcher; Roger Joyce,
first base; Wilbur Joyce, outliclder;
David Harris, outfielder; James Hob
son, outfielder; Harry Meeks, third base;
Lonnie Murphy, outfielder; Paul Mur
phy, outfielder; Carson Slaughter, short
stop; and Clarence Weaver, catcher.
Next Monday the league will open and
our team will don their flashy green
and red uniforms. Let’s give them our
Jesse Griggs and Cyril Hudgins are
smiling again—reason, four more ser
vicemen back: Coy Ferguson, Billy
Brown, Russell Ferguson, and Giles
Mr. and Mrs. Valma Hall visited Mr.
and Mrs. C. G. Hall in Greensboro Sun
We express our sympathy to Mr. and
Mrs. Eddie Ferguson in the loss of their
(Continued on Page 3)