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‘Motor King’ Available At Up-Town Store
SERVICEMAN L. B. Shepard of the Firestone Store. Franklin and
Marietta, shows the Motor King Dri-Charged battery.
Chairman To Europe, Liberia
CHAMPION—Assistant Plant Engineer Irvin S. Bull won the In
dividual Golf Championship at the plant in the double-elimination
tournament at the Municipal Golf Course, recently.
M. J. Nichols, second hand in Spooling, was runner-up. James
Cooper. Time Study, was third in the tournament.
Low score in the tournament was shot by M. J. Nichols.
14 Are Attending Classes
At Vocational School
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.,
Company Chairman, left in
late September for Europe
and Liberia, West Africa,
where he attended the Inter
national Rubber Conference
in October for the U. S. State
H3 sailed aboard the Queen
Elizabeth with Mrs. Firestone
and their daughter Miss Anne
While in Europe Mr. Firestone
is inspecting his Company’s
manufacturing interests in Eng
land, Germany, Switzerland,
Spain, and Sweden.
The Firestone Company has
rubber plantations in Liberia
totalling 90,000 acres. The na
tural rubber production of these
plantations, together with the
Company’s synthetic rubber pro
duction in Lake Charles, La., and
Akron, Ohio, makes the Com
pany the world’s largest pro
ducer of rubber.
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The first complete line of
economy priced dri-charged au
tomobile storage batteries are
now available to motorists
through Firestone dealers and
DESIGNATED as the Dri-
Charged Motor King series, the
new batteries are similar in con
struction and include many of
the exclusive features of the
famed Firestone Supreme Dri-
Charged battery which was first
introduced by the Company in
1952. Now all major battery
manufacturers are featuring dri-
The new Motor King Dri-
Charged batteries being carried
by Firestone dealers and stores
are constructed with buried cell
connectors to eliminate corrosion
around the connector straps and
accidental shorting across the
straps when the battery is in
Like its higher-priced fore
runner, the Motor King Dri-
Charged batteries are factory-
fresh from the dealer’s shelves.
The electrolyte is ar’ded just be
fore th'^ bstterv is installed in
the customer’s car an'^ in a mat
ter of =^econds the b3.ttery is at
full strength, giving the pur
chaser all of the life built into
THE BATTERY case is de
signed with an identification
panel on one end of the battery.
The space is used to record the
purchaser’s name and date of
sale. The information imprinted
on sensHiz^^ paper ?nd applied
to the nanel is duplicated on the
guarantee card and given to the
The new Motor King batteries
are individually packaged in
sealed and dustproof cartons.
While in the original cartons,
the Dri-Charged Motor Kings
can be displayed and stored in
definitely by the dealer.
The “good old days” weren’t as
good as right now when it comes
to work accidents.
The on-the-job accident rate
for 1954 was the best on record,
according to the 1955 edition of
the National Safety Council’s
statistical yearbook, “Accident
Facts.” It marked the eighth con
secutive year in which the acci
dent frequency rate of the Coun
cil’s industrial members has
The 1954 rate is less than a
fourth of the 1926 rate.
P. O. BOX 551
GASTONIA, N. C.
Fourteen members of the
Firestone Textiles organiza
tion are attending the fall
term of the North Carolina
Vocational Textile School in
Belmont, C h ri s E. Folk,
Principal, has announced.
Eight of these students are
attending the School under pro
visions of the “GI Bill of Rights”
and six are non-veterans.
The complete list of students,
with the courses they are tak
Yarn Manufacturing: Fred J.
Davis, Morgan A. Guffey, G. W.
Horne, J. C. Mahaffee, Jack E.
Tino, Luther C. Brown, Paul A.
Caldwell, and James R. Young.
Weaving and Designing; Gary
N. Clark, Troy T. Slagle, Gary
P. Lyles, Samuel A. Nash, Jr.,
and William Roberts.
Mill Maintenance: Bobby A.
CLASSES at the Textile
School began September 1 in all
courses including yarn manufac
turing, weaving and designing,
knitting, mill maintenance and
Classes are open on both shifts:
8:20 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to
6:30 p.m. Veterans attend class
es six hours per day, 30 hours per
week in order to receive full
benefits from the Veterans Ad
General Manager Harold Mer
cer was recently elected Chair
man of the Advisory Board of
the Vocational Textile School.
Arrowood - Acuff
Mrs. Mary Lou Acuff was mar
ried to Ray Arrowood in York,
S. C., September 24. They noW
live in Kings Mountain. Mrs.
Arrowood is a warper tender in
People and Places
—From Page 6
Mrs. Martha Medvidovich. winder tender, entertained at a birth
day party honoring her son Gary, who was five years old, and
her daughter Shelia, one-year old, on Wednesday, October 5. Ice
cream and cake were served to the guests.
Mrs. Sara Smith, winder tender, and her family visited Mrs.
Smith’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson in
Augusta, Ga. recently.
Fred Anderson, yarn weigher, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Anderson of Robbinsville, N. C.
Mrs. Judy Buchanan, v/inder tender, and her family had as their
guests recently. Deck Buchanan, brother-in-law of Mrs. Buchanan.
Mark Dellinger, beam man, recently returned from a week of
Guests visiting Mrs. Sue Brooks, winder tender, recently were
Bill Rayfield and Mrs. Robert Kimball, brother and sister of Mrs.
Miss Pattie Ledford, student at Mars Hill College, spent a recent
week end with her mother, Mrs. Bonnie Ledford, inspector.
Mrs. Janie Sneed, winder tender, had a recent illness.
E. C. Ballard, father of Charlie Ballard, fixer, died recently.
Miss Norma Fletcher is in her first year at Nurses’ Training at
Gaston Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Mrs. Bonnie
Fletcher, winder tender.
Mrs. Mae Grindle, winder tender, was out from work recently
due to illness.
Mrs. Seattle Mantooth, winder tender, lately spent a week end
visiting in Newport, Tenn.
Paul Caldwell, yarn packer, spent some time fishing while he was
on vacation recently.
Paul Ingle, sweeper, has moved into his new home on Seagle
A/2 Class George L. Mantooth of Amarillo, Texas, is spending
a 20-day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Seattle Mantooth.
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