THE! MtLU WHISTLE
May 27, 1946
Central Warehouse Office
Chatter Vs. Jabber
By Glennice Jones
The time of white shoes, straw hats,
and wide-open windows has at last ar
rived with many plans of going to
Fairystone which has finally opened,
and to picnics, and weiner roasts.
Minnie Gilley is now Minnie Steele
after a beautiful ceremony at the home
of the Ellenberg’s last week. Some of
the girls who went reported that Minnie
was a lovely bride. She and Jack are
going to live on Hamilton Street.
We were pleased to see Iva Pendle
ton back after several weeks absence.
Also to hear that her husband, Ethan,
will be home soon. Iva has been really
smiling since she heard the good news.
Rebecca Pender startled us the other
morning when she arrived at work
showing signs of the accident she was
in the previous afternoon. Poor Becky,
she was just starving. All of us immedi
ately regained lost appetites after hear
ing of the luscious pork chops she
Will someone please donate a pillow
for Ed Martin’s chair? He has been
using a piece of cloth. Of course, that
is all right with us, or it would be if it
just didn’t clash with Ed’s clothes! It
is such a vile shade of pea green that
every time we look in that direction
we are temporarily blinded.
Mamie Burcham says she enjoyed
housecleaning dining her vacation, but
we expect she spent most of her time
playing with her niece, Joyce, who
learned to say “Mamie” while she was
Bertha Mae Pyron made another trip
to Washington. Say, girls, have you
seen that dress that she has with “Love
and Romance” spelled out on it! We
hear it is a very lucky dress!
Otis Koontz is “grandpappy” again to
Marion and Ann Koontz Hutton's new
Malvene Ferguson’s mother, Mrs.
Oscar Ferguson, is a patient at the
By Katherine Turner
We are glad to see Mr. and Mrs.
George Slayton back home again.
Buck Thompson and Margaret Kelley
came back to work with us this week.
Best wishes to Bessie Tiller and Bel-
vie Hawkins, Mary Willard and J. C.
Stultz, who were recently married.
Recent proud parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Wayne Nolen, Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Eanes, Mr. and Mrs. Daley Gambel.
We are hoping to see Jess Slayton and
Lillie Williams back soon. Absent be
cause of illness.
We are in deep sympathy with Mrs.
Bill Howell and children for the loss
of her husband on Sunday, May 19. Bill
will be missed by his helpers on second
“Sewing lessons free,” see Drange
Giles or ask George Hopper; he knows.
Wanted; Safety pins in case of acci
dent. See “Rick” the Dope Man.
By Mildred Saunders and Virginia Ward
We take this occasion to welcome Miss
Annie Ruth Haley, our new secretary.
Miss Haley replaces Martha Jane Dunn,
who accepted a position in Richmond.
Good luck, “Mockie.”
The Preparation department received
a card from Nettie Durham thanking
Mary Jane Rocks, six months ola, is
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rocks,
Baltimore. Mary Jane’s grandmother,
Mrs. Mary Amos, works in the Rayon
them for gifts and letters. We hope she
can be back with us soon.
It’s good to see George Holland, an
other serviceman, back to work.
We will clarify the mystery for those
who saw the preacher, the mayor of
North Spray (whoever that is) and a
crowd of other folks at the home of Mr.
Tour The Mills
A group of 22 art and home eco
nomics students from Woman’s College,
Greensboro, headed by Miss Noma Har
din, assistant professor of art, visited the
Manufacturing Division Wednesday,
May 15. Included in the group were two
other members of the Woman’s College
faculty. Miss Mary K. Williams, of the
Art department; and Miss Agnes N.
Coxe, associate professor of home eco
The visit was in the nature of a field
trip for juniors and seniors majoring in
art or home economics. They were
chiefly interested in textile designing,
fabric testing, and types of looms.
The Research and Quality Control de
partment was visited first and the girls
saw various fabric testing devices in use
in the laboratory. From there they went
to the domestics designing department
where they were much interested in our
designs. They were joined by Miss Jean
Kelley and Miss Mary Alice Hancock, of
the designing department former stu
dents at Woman’s College.
The day’s activities included a tour
through the blanket and sheeting mills,
luncheon at Draper Y.M.C.A., a tour
through the Bedspread and Karastan
mills, and the Karastan Designing de
partment, in which they were intensely
The visit ended with a meeting in the
Training department conference room
where the girls saw our film “The Crest
and Mrs. Roy Martin Saturday night. It
was not a wedding or funeral but a good
old fashioned weiner roast with lots of
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Berry and daugh
ter, Priscilla Dawn, were dinner guests
Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Amos.
That family reunion Ronald Brown
has been planning is well under way.
He received word Thomas Brown, RM
3/c, has landed at Treasure Island, San
This really must be the perfect time
for a vacation. Proof of it is the fact
that; N. H. McCollum enjoyed a fishing
trip this week. J. I. Johnston is spend
ing this week in Hickory, Mr. and Mrs.
Howard Webb and Mae, a week-end in
Somehow the tough breaks always
seem to hit the nicest people. At this
writing Lily Mae Robertson was home
sick and Zellie Land is a patient at the
Leaksville Hospital. If good wishes will
speed your recovery, we know you’ll
be back soon.
Last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs.
Walker Curry entertained at a chicken
fry at their home on the Draper road.
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Olderman, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil
Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Hankins
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