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SOME DISCIPLES of the hook and line
delight in boasting of the length of their
catch. This employee and his brother are
proud in another way. Charlia Plyler (left)
loom fixer, and his brother Porter of Char
lotte, caught this string of 65 crappie, with
hook and line and minnow bait. The fish
were landed on just one trip to Lake James,
Burke County, near Camp Firestone, just be
fore the season closed there.
ELIGIBLE IN AUGUST—Of those who had
worked at the plant 20 years as of the month
of August, three were on vacation at the time
the photograph of 20-year employees for that
month was taken, and published in the August
25 issue of Firestone News. Here being con
gratulated by General Manager Harold Mer
cer is Norma Beaver, Weaving. At her left
is William S. Guffey, Spinning, and at right,
James Bates, Carding. On this occasion, Mr.
Mercer presented each of these employees
with a service pin and a gold watch.
It’s Time To Talk Schools
How would you like to be in on a presidential con
ference? The kind where important far-reaching discussions
are held which set the stage for the kind of America we’ll
You can call your own presidential conference today and
while the nation’s chief executive will not be able to be
with you in person, you’ll be taking part in a series of con
ferences on the very topic he has chosen for wide discussion
TODAY the largest enrollment in our public school’s
history is squeezing into overcrowded, understaffed schools.
We’re short 124,480 qualified elementary teachers and
370,000 classrooms. On top of this, the next ten years will
bring twelve million more children to the schools, straining
the facilities further.
Do these facts startle you? They startle President Eisen
hower. So much so that he has called on each Governor
to hold a state-wide conference on education and on Novem
ber 28-December 1, the White House Conference on Educa
tion will look at the problem from the national angle.
This means that the states and the federal government
will be trying to find out how they can help the schools.
But the schools are local property and the real decisions
must be made on the level at which they are owned and
operated—the community level.
THAT'S WHY thousands of communit’es are joining
President Eisenhower in calling conferences on education.
The National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools,
a non-profit organization which has long urged communities
to wake up to their schools’ dilemma, has joined hands with
the National School Boards Association to promote a con
ference on education in every community. The Commission’s
address is 2 West 45th Street, New York 36, N. Y. It has
free information on conferences on all three levels.
A conference on education in every community would
be a big step toward the Better Schools we must provide
for school children of today and tomorrow.
BETTER SCHOOLS BUILD
22 Here For 20 Years; 34
Others Have Long Records
During the month of Sep
tember, 15 men and 7 women
each completed a 20-year
period of service with the
plant here. Addition of their
names to the list brought the
total of 20-year people to 160.
Also in September, one name
was added to the 15-year roster,
bringing the total in that cate
gory to 380.
Records for 10 years’ service
were accredited to 10 persons.
Twenty-three completed 5-year
terms of service.
W. F. Bradley, Chester R. Dea
ton, W. L. Deese, Carl D. James,
Carding. Vesta Lewis, Ada But
ler, Lester W. Wilson, Bessie
Faile, Spinning. Daisy H. Wil
liams, Milton J. Nichols, Ger
trude McDaniel, Vernie Dockery,
Julius C. Westbrooks, Loyd
Ruth W. Hughes, Vester Led
ford, Rayon Twisting. William
A. Payne, John A. McMillian,
William B. Smith, Vernon B.
Lovingood, Cotton Twisting.
Hoyt W. Davis, Willie Hannie,
Clarence Weaver, Carding.
Nora J. Crouch, Doyle L. Faile,
Stella Bradley, Spinning; Le-
nore A. York, Margaret B. Sum-
mitt. Spooling; Mary V. Lank
ford, Ruthie J. McCreight, Ray
on Twisting. Willis B. Wells,
Cotton Twisting; Evelyn A. Par
ham, Cotton Weaving; Fred C.
James H. Gibson, Carding;
Virgile C. Rowland, Spinning;
Butt C. Jordan, Jr., Spooling.
Nellie M. Dixon, Elbert B. Pan-
ter, Vera T. Stiles, James Wil
liams, Edna C. Fortenberry,
Law Requires Drivers To Halt
For School Bus When Stopped
Rural schools are now in full
operation, and Assistant Motor
Vehicles Commissioner Joe Gar
rett has reminded North Caro
lina’s more than a million-and-
a-half drivers that law requires
traffic in both directions to halt
when approaching a stopped
From the office of the Motor
Vehicles Commission come fig
ures showing that an average of
about 30 motorists are arrested
each school month for failing to
stop at a stopped school bus.
It is punishable by a maximum
fine of $50, the commissioner
Rayon Twisting; Barbara M.
Howe, James Neely, Rayon
Weaving; Charles D. Carpenter,
Howard E. Carson, Bobby M.
Chavis, Freelon Ramsey, John E.
Harris, Walter Revels, Shop;
Fred N. Gordon, Earl A. Floyd,
Warehouse; Dealva S. Jacobs,
The total number of 10-year
record holders stood at 875 as of
September; for five-year em
For FREE booklet, "How Can Citizens Help Their Schools?"
write: BEHER SCHOOLS, 2 West 45th Street, New York 36, N. Y.
Volume IV, No. 16, October, 1955
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Firestone Textiles Division,
North Carolina, Department of Public Relations CLAUDE CALLAWAY, Editor
CARDING — Edna Harris, Jim Ballew,
SPINNING—Ray Thomas, Mary Turner,
SPOOLING — Nell Bolick, Helen Reel,
TWISTING—Pearl Aldridge, Corrie John
son, Lorene Owensby, Dorothy Baber,
Dean Haun, and Vera Carswell.
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Brad
SYC WEAVING—Vivian Bumgardner, Lu
cille Davis, Sara Davis, Nina Milton,
CORD WEAVING—Roy Davis, Irene Bur
roughs, Mary Johnson.
QUALITY CONTROL — Sally Crawford,
Leila Rape, and Louella Queen.
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Ann Steven
son, and Christine Stroupe.
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop.
WAREHOUSE — Patsy Haynes, George
Harper, Albert Meeks, Rosevelt Rainey.
PLASTIC DIP—Frances Huffman.
MAIN OFFICE—Mozelle Brockman.
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE—Sue Van,
PERSONNEL OFFICE — Barbara Aber
Claude Callaway, Editor