Gasper was born in North Annville Township but grew up in Hershey. Started working in 1930 at age 13 in knock-out. Describes the hiring practices; job; pace of work; training; pride in her uniform; iron kettles; heaviness of molds; work hours; breaks; safety and sanitation; supervisors. Saw automation come to factory and the increasing ease of work using machines and their maintenance. Discusses working conditions in factory; treatment by co-workers; layoffs. Recalls impact of World War II on factory operations; Ration bar production; women’s rights; pay rates; tin cans. Discusses union; Loyalists; AFL-CIO, strikes (1937, 1953); treatment of striking workers; role of women in union activities; seniority; benefits received because of union. Remembers Milton S. Hershey’s plans for four year college at commencement address.