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^ ' 5, 1952
SIX firestone beauties vie for the title Miss Firestone Textiles at first
111 1947. Contestants left to right: Mildred Burgin, Willie Mae Green,
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—(winner), Betty Queen, Lassie Crawford, and Francis Wingo
1949 CHRISTMAS PARTY for colored employees’ children complete with Santa
- us at the Palace Theater in Gastonia.
FIRST JOHN W. THOMAS AWARD WINNER in Gastonia, James Mc-
cente^^' ^ Scout, receives award from Harold Mercer, plant manager. Looking on,
——__L7® Summerow, McKensie’s proud scoutmaster.
in SOFTBALL COUNTY CHAMPIONS for the year 1948. Standing
^ean to right are: Mitchell Wooten, Sarah Graham, Nettie Neagle, Betty
Evelyn Clark. In back row: Romano Haney, Audrey Robinson, Janis Hovis,
Betty Bertha Dunn, and Recreation Director Ralph Johnson. Another player,
^ yueen, was absent when picture was taken.
TIRES, GUNS AND BOATS plus hundreds of other war products were
viewed by Gastonians at the War Products Show October 9-11, 1944.
1947 ALL-SPORTS BANQUET scene at Girl’s Club, at which Roy Clogston,
Athletic Director of North Carolina State College in Raleigh, was featured speaker.
AMERICAN LEGION CITY-COUNTY CHAMPS for the year 194G, and con
sidered the best baseball team of its kind ever produced by our recreation department,
are, left to right, front row: Bill Purkey, Bill Rowland, Bill Stewart, Johnny Jones
(since killed in Korea), Donald Bell, and Fred Deal. Back row from left: Recreation
Director Ralph Johnson, Arthur Purkey, Ed Atkinson, Russell Wilson, Frank Wilson,
E. L. Blaylock, and Reid Deal, spinning section man.
FIRESTONE TEXTILES’ booth at the Gaston County Industrial Exposition
of 1948. ... a handsome display of Firestone auto, truck and tractor tires.