Firestone news. online resource (None) 1952-197?, October 01, 1955, Image 1
The way of truth is like a great road. It is not difficult to know; the evil is only tjiat some will not seek it.—Mencius. Tir«$ton0 GASTONIA It is one thing to wish to have truth on our side, and another to wish sincerely to be on the side of truth.—Richard Whately. VOLUME IV GASTONIA, N. C., OCTOBER, 1955 NUMBER 16 accuracy pays off—Waller P. Wood (left), president the South Atlantic Council of Industrial Editors, presents B. Ipock, Jr., with an electric deep fryer, after Mr. Ipock named first-place winner in a reporting accuracy contest Hartsville, S. C., recently. Industrial Relations Head Wins in Reporting Contest T. B. Ipock, Jr., Director of Industrial Relations here, ^on first place in a reporting accuracy contest which was a eature of the annual convention of the South Atlantic '^ouncil of Industrial Editors, which met September 8 and 9. Mr. Ipock was awarded an ectric deep fryer for his care- observation and competency Writing, in 100 words, the *^ost complete and accurate ac- ?°^nt of a skit staged before the '^dustrial editors for eight sec onds. The two-day convention, held ^ the Sonoco Products Com- Hartsville, S. C., brought gether plant editors and per- nnel managers from approxi- ately 40 businesses and indus- plants in North and South srolina and Virginia. . SACIE exists to promote P^’oved understanding in in dustry through the medium of communications, particularly in dustrial journalism. On the Hartsville convention program, members heard lec tures and discussions led by sev eral outstanding industrialists representing management, an in dustrial medical director, a phy- chiatrist and an industrial engi neer. Members participated in clinics and panel discussions on various phases of communica tions in industry. Firestone Textiles members of the SACIE are Mr. Ipock and Claude Callaway, editor of Fire stone News. Vocational Textile School Plans Card Demonstration demonstration is for early fall at North Sch° Vocational Textile ect as a joint proj- sea school and the Re- of pspartment of the School North Carolina State Set f been tentatively ber latter part of Octo- ^illage Minister Saluda, N. C. begun ^.^^^''end W. C. Neel has t*re«!V> 4. ‘^'^ties as pastor of the N. Church in Saluda, West'T years as pastor of Presbyterian *^iJnity Firestone com- August 28 ^^PtemK^ sermon on Prayer ^^e midweek Service. THIS RESEARCH project demonstrates how carding waste can be reduced considerably at no expense to yarn quality. Be cause the demonstration will be held at the Vocational School in Belmont, it will be con venient to a vast majority of the textile mills in the state. Appointments will be made so that there will not be too many people at the school at any one time. The demonstration is planned so that everyone may receive individual attention. For further information and ap pointments interested persons may contact the Textile school at Raleigh or the Vocational school in Belmont. NEW CLASSES at the Voca tional Textile School in Belmont began September 1 in all courses, including yarn manu facturing, weaving and design ing, knitting, mill maintenance and tailoring. IF YOU CARE, YOU’LL SHARE... Community Fund Drive Opens Here On October 17 The Employees’ Community Fund drive, to be made in conjunction with the United Fund Campaign in Gastonia, is scheduled to open on October 17. For the fourth suc cessive year, the plant’s General Superintendent, Nelson Kessell, has been appointed Chairman of the fund-gathering effort. Francis Galligan, Superintendent of the Cotton Division, will serve as Co-chairman. ^; AN ANNOUNCEMENT by Mr. Kessell said that funds will be solicited by employees here, to be designated for the various local, state and national com munity organizations and chari ties. Solicitation procedure will be the same as that of last year. Individuals will be given cards on which they may designate the amount they wish to contribute. General Manager Harold Mer cer is president of the board of the Greater Gastonia United Fund and Council this year. IN THE LAST fund drive at Firestone Textiles, employees contributed a total of $9,982.75 to 17 organizations and charities, with the largest single amount being designated for the March of Dimes. Approximately 70 em ployees volunteered their serv ices as solicitors for the drive last year. Along with the community fund effort here and in Greater Gastonia, a nation-wide drive will also be launched on October 2, when a coast-to-coast tele vision show will devote atten tion to the subject. HARVEY S. FIRESTONE, JR.. Chairman of the Company, is serving this year as a vice- chairman for United Community Campaigns of America, which opened its drive for $300,000,000 on September 5. Thirteen vice-chairmen are serving with Joseph P. Spang, president of the Gillette Com pany, Boston, Mass. They head the nation-wide effort of 1,900 Community Chests and United Funds in their fall campaigns, when nearly 3,000,000 men and women will volunteer to help raise the funds. The money will be used to support more than 21,000 local, state and national voluntary health, welfare and recreation agencies. Across the country, the campaigns are be ing carried on during the period from Labor Day to Thanksgiv ing. —Turn to Page 7 Representatives of Plant To Tell Students of Company On October 6 several business leaders from the plant will go into classrooms in the Gastonia city schools, to discuss their business operations and answer questions of students from ninth through 12th grade. The occasion is designated as Business-Industry-Education Day in Gastonia. Firestone is one of the many businesses here co operating in the annual event. While business leaders are visiting the schools, teachers from these classes will tour the city’s business establishments. They will be guests at lunch of the firm they are touring. BIE Day will be climaxed that night with a banquet at the Masonic Temple. REMEMBER WHEN?—This picture is not intended as current news nor a hoax to frus trate the reader. It is published here as an aid to your recollection of the snowfall last January 18 which blanketed Gaston County, turning the bare landscape into a perfect picture of Winter Wonderland. This scene on Firestone Boulevard in front of the Plant was recorded by Recreation Director Ralph Johnson. We could have published it last January, but thought you'd appreciate it more in October—while weather in the Piedmont Carolinas is teetering between the lingering heat of a summer just ended, and cooler tem peratures portending the coming of winter.