MAY 5, 1952
VISITING speakei* Paul Sheeks, Recreational Director for
The Firestone Tii;e & Rubber Company, enjoys a hearty laugh with
General Superintendent Kessell, left, and Ralph Johnson, recreation
director for oui- plant. Mr. Sheieks’ speech was the highlight of the
All-Sports Banquet of March 31.
BOYS & baseball AT firestone
WHENEVER you. find American boys you also find baseball!
It may be a vacant lot with make-shift diamond, a few potato
sack or rocks for bases, a handful of torn and battered gloves, and a
beaten up baseball. Better perhaps, it may be a smooth diamond
complete with umpire, uniforms, good gloves and a d(^|en new balls.
Whichever it is, it’s baseball to the kids. Baseball and boys. . . .
boys and baseball, the two are inseparable. They go together as
neatly as ham ’n eggs.
That is the springtime picture of boys’ baseball at Firestone
Textiles where boys 16 and undei' are especially encouraged to
engage in the game. The competition is keen and spirits high. It’s
play ball every spare moment for the boys. Who knows. . . . from
our players may come a future Ted Williams, Stan Musial or Bob
You are invited to see baseball ai our own park, or at any of
the playgrounds and parks on which our boys will be playing base
ball this summer. And if your boy doesn’t play, why not suggest
that he join one of the following teams; Little League, Little Bigger
League, Saiilaiiis ui Midgets.'The'eXpeiieiiCii vVill be gooJ Tut liotii
LITTLE BIGGER LEAGUE
Tuesday, May 13—Firestone at Optimist 4:30 P. M.
Friday, May 16—Temple Baptist at Firestone 4:30 P. M.
Tuesday, May 20—Firestone at Myrtle ...:4:30 P. M.
(All Games at Todd Field)
Monday, May 5—Firestone vs G. C. Y. 6:30 P. M.
Thursday, May 8—Firestone vs Optimist 6:30 P. M.
Monday, May 12—Firestone vs St. Michael ....6:30 P. M.
Thursday, May 15—G. C. Y. vs Firestone 8:00 P. M.
Monday, May 19—Optimist vs Firestone 8:00 P. M.
INDUSTRIAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Wednesday, May 7—Groves at Firestone 5:00 P. M.
Monday, May 12—Fliiit at Firestone 5:00 P. M.
Wednesday, May 14—Firestone at Smyre 5:00 P. M.
Monday, May 19—Firestone, at Cramerton 5:00 P. M.
SECOND SHIFT DEPARTMENTAL
Tuesday, May 6—Carding vs Spinning ......9:30 A. M.
Wedn.esday, May 7—Twisting vs Weaving ...9:30 A. M.
Thursday, May 8—Carding vs Twisting 9:30 A. M.
Friday, May 9—Spinningys Weaving . 9:30 A. M.
Tuesday, May 13—Weaving vs Carding 9-30 A. M.
Wednesday, May 14—Spinning vs Twisting ...9:30 A. M.
Thursday, May 15—Weaving vs Twisting 9:30 A. M.
Friday, May 16—Spinning vs Carding ..,..,...9:30 A. M.
Tuesday, May 20—Weaving vs Spinning -9:30 A. M.
FIRST SHIFT DEPARTMENTAL ;
SOFTBALL LEAGUE. ,
Tuesday^ May . ^Spinning, vs Carding 4:45 P.. M.
. : . Twisting, vs.Weaving-Shop. ..6,:15 P. M.
Thursday, May 8—Twisting .vs Carding ,.4:45 P. M.
General vs Spinning 6:15 P. M.
Tuesday, May 13—Spinning vs Weaving-Shop ...,,..4:45 P. M.
Carding vs General - 6:15 P. M.
Thursday, May 15—Spinning vs Twisting 4:45 P. M.
General vs Weaving-Shop 6:15 P. M.
Tuesday, May 20—Carding vs Weaving-Shop ....4:45 P. M.
Twisting vs General 6:15 P. M.
To Stage Spring
THE FOUR Boy Scout Troops
of the Firestone Community will
meet for a “Camparee” Saturday,
May 17 at Firestone’s Second Play
ing Field, located between Frank
lin and Second Avenues at Hill
Street. The meeting, under the di
rection of Ralph Johnson, recrea
tion director of our plant, will get
underway at 10:00 a. m.
A number of competitive events
have been scheduled including: (1)
Inspection of troops, (2) Knot-ty
ing relay race, (3) Signaling, (4)
First Aid, (5) Fire-iby-friction (6)
Flint and steel fire contest, (7)
Rope throwing relay, (8) Tent
Pitching and (9) Water boiling.
Judges will be on hand to deter
mine the best troop performance in
The “Camporee” was planned by
Francis Galligan, plant superin
tendent and district commissioner
for the Piedmont Boy Scout Coun
cil, with the assistance of Alvin
Riley, carding second hand, and
Jack McCarter of the community.
Messrs. Riley and McCarter are
neighborhood commissioners in the
The four Firestone Community
troops are: Troop 9 (Loray Bap
tist Church sponsor), Troop 10
(West End Methodist Church spon
sor), Troop 20 (West Avenue
Presbyterian Church sponsor), and
Troop 29 (Firestone Wesleyan
T. B. IPOCK PRESIDENT
T. B. Ipock, Jr., is the new presi
dent, of the A. L. Sudduth Little
League, for this year. Other of
ficers are Vice-President, C. P.
Nanney and Secretary and Treas
urer, Tom Baugh. Firestone is a
member of this league along with
Gastonia Combed Yarn Co., St.
Michael School and Optimist Club.
OFFICERS FOR ’52-’53
At the April meeting of the Rec
reation Council on April 16, the
following were elected as officers
for the year 1952-53: President, R.
:L. Tompkins; Vice-President, R. L.
Graham; Secretary, Dorcas Atkin
son and Treasurer, Alvin Riley.
COUNCIL MEMBER TO
During the coming Little League
Baseball season each game played
by our Firestone Team will be
sponsored by a council member.
The following were elected of
ficers of the 1952 Fishing Clubs
at a meeting on April 17, 1952.
SECOND SHIFT CLUB
President W. N. Laws
Vice President .... J. C. Westbrooks
Treasurer Ralph Johnson
FIRST AND THIRD SHIFT CLUB
President E. P. McArver
Vice President .. Woodrow Wooten
Treasurer Ralph Johnson
If you wish to become a member,
you may do so by contacting one
of the above officers. You may
also get membership blanks at
Men’s Bowling Team Capture
American League Gliampionship
Finish Season On Winning Note By
Downing Sunrise Dairy In Tournament
Firestone Duck Pin keglers churned Sunrise Dairy 1637 to 1517 in
the play-off for championship of the American League, at the Recrea
tion Bowl on Thursday, April 24th. Firestone won second half and
Sunrise Dairy first half.
Reid (chop) Deal rolled high set of 329 and Mull Ramsey, captain
of our team, turned in high game of 142. Bill Payseur, of Sunrise
Dairy, led his team with a set of 327 and high game of 122. j
The American League was composed of the following teams!
Firestone, Sunrise Dairy, Belks,. Randy’s, Knox’s Sandwich and Farm
Bui'eau. Members of the champions were: Reid Deal, Mull Ramsey
Howard Hilderbrand, M. J. Nichols, B. J. Bumgardner, Bill Deal and
Joker Jolly. |
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BOWLING CHAMPS: Capping a highly successful season, the
Men’s Bowling Team took top honors in the American League Bowl
ing Tournament Thursday night, April 24 at Recreation Bowl, defeat
ing Sunrise Dairy. Members of the team are (L to R): Howard
Hilberbrand, card fixer; Reid Deal, spinning section man; Bill
Deal, spinning sweeper; Mull Ramsey, spinning section man;
M. J. Nichols, spooling second hand; and B. J. Bumgardner, fixer in
twisting. Team member Benjamin Jolly was not present for picture.