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JUNE 5, 1952
News In Brief Continued
is. L. Owens, Carding overseer,
is very proud of his son, Billie
Edwards, who graduated with a
S. degree from Appalachian
Teachers’ College, Boone, N, C.
Millie is now bookkeeper for Swift
Freddie Kessell, waste control,
a bachelor these days. His wife,
obbie, is vacationing in New
Minnie Kilby, Insurance office.
Was entertained at a lovely stork
shower on May 9th at the Girls’
Stiles, watchman, keeps
^ office girls happy with the
pansies he gives them. The beds
ai'e very beautiful this year. Con-
Sue Van Dyke celebrated her
birthday on May 25th.
L. Graham spent the week-end
May 10th with his mother, Mrs.
• McKinney, in Atlanta, Ga.
Anyone who dropped in at Main
® personnel in one of its most
excited happy moods. Mr. R. M.
awyer of Sao Paulo, Brazil, was
6re. Mr. Sawyer is a former
oniptroller and is loved and ad-
^ired by all who know him, and
especially those who worked with
itti. Mj.. and Mrs. Sawyer call
astonia “home” even though they
from Massachusetts. They are
Always welcome here.
J- V. Darwin, main office,
was a week-end guest. May 17th
Cherry Beach of Mr.
C. Maclutosh of Pilot Freight
^^’I’ies, Inc. Those present in the
Sroup virere from Gastonia, Shelby,
Charlotte. The group went
Specially to engage in deep-sea
and Mr. Darwin had the
catching the largest fish,
‘‘trice McCarter of the Pay-
of Howard McCarter
th Dept., had as guests
® ^eek-end of May 17th, Mrs.
Meredith and children of
^^Ston, Va., and Mr. and Mrs.
g Edge, Jr., of Spartanburg,
presence of Miss
Gmnl Jones, who is leaving our
?^» June 1st. Beaufort will be
Jr ■^ug. 3rd to Harvey Bost,
los*e\ ^^'^kory, N. C. If we must
good there is a
wij-h P^^Pose for it. Our best
[?o ^ happy life
of the Payroll Depart-
of ]u entertained at the home
Eula B. Wilson, Monday
hojjo 19th, the occasion
the Norwood Le Fever,
of L Miss Frances Gillespie,
a Pa. Mrs. Le Fever is
niember of the Payroll
tonia h ^ accompanied to Gas-
We ^ small sons,
at made a swell showing
end of 11?®^ Rock over the week-
ing 17th. Those represent-
Were; their individual parties
ganet Craig, Miss Mar-
^J'Sard and Mrs. Gladys
'Ijntinue to miss Mrs.
*^as ®iwpkins, (Emmie), who
^I’e for several weeks. We
to know that she is
along nicely now.
es of Main Office will
four Carp which varied in weight
from 3 lbs. to 8 lbs.
Will Howard, frame tender,
spent a two day fishing trip at
Fontana Dam. He caught one cat
fish that weighed 17 lbs. and it
was caught on a trot-line.
Charles Plyler, frame tender, his
son, and four other boys went to
Myrtle Beach for a few days.
Paul Oats, husband of Faye
Oats, winder tender, received head
injuries when the truck he was
driving hit a telephone post. His
condition is not serious.
Ramona Haney, creeler, is out
on a leave of absence.
Sandy King, yarn man, is back
at work after spending a few days
in the hospital.
Meet Your Reporter
xMRS. CARL (LEILA) RAPE,
speeder tender, is first shift re
porter for the carding depart
ment. She and her husband, Carl,
carding second hand, will com
plete their fifteenth year at
Firestone in September. They
live at 106 North Ransom Street
and have one son, a prep-school
student. Their spare time is de
voted to hobbies: raising tropical
fish in her case, breeding show
quality rabbits in Carl’s.
f T , .
family ®nkms, yarn man, and
^ two day fishing
^teree, S. C. He caught
JAMES R. CLINE, oiler, be
came the third employee to reach
retirement age this year and
on May 17, his sixty-fifth birth
day, donned a new suit—a gfft
from his fellow workers—as
befits a man with plenty of new
found leisure time on his hands.
Mr. Cline served in various capi-
citics in the carding department
during his 17 years at Firestone.
He and his wife and daughter
live at 112 Dix Street, their
residence for 15 years. He was
born in Newport, Tenn., and got
his working start in life as a
SARAH HANNA, splicer, is
one of three employees to reach
retirement age so far this year.
She was retired March 15, at the
age of 65, after having woi'ked
here since 1941. She lives with
her niece at 315 S. Vance Street.
Flowers are her hobl'V and she
expects to have a “real flower
garden” now that she has more
time to spend at it. A broken
arm sustained in a fall at her
home will sidetrack her plans a-
bout the garden for a few weeks
—no longer we hope.
GEORGE JACKSON, sweeper
carding, joined Firestone Tex
tiles a second time in 1946 after
having been employed previously
for a period of five years. George
has been preaching part time for
years and will devote more time
to this work now that he has
more time. His record of atten
dance and faithfulness to his
job at Firestone since 1946 is
almost without parellel. During
this period he missed work only
one day to attend the funeral of
a close relative.
(Continued from page 1)
ciency. A visitor, who for example
may have visited our plant five
years ago and returned in recent
months, would note the ease with
which an electric tow tractor pulls
five or six box trucks of yarn
compared with the former method
of pushing one box ti’uck at a
time and expending a great deal
of energy in doing so. Or compar
ing the old method of dumping
yarn in the spooler troughs, with
its interference to the spooler ten
der, damage to the troughs, box
trucks, and floors, and heavy lift
ing compared to the new method
of dlujmping and filling the
troughs by mechanical means.
LOYD TURNER, yarn man spooling, remembers that when he
came to Firestone in 1949 all yarn was being “poured up” at the
spooler frames by hand methods. The hydraulic lift and spooler
conveyor has proved itself a very considerable aid. Says he, “works
fine. . . . it’s easier and I like it.”
GRADY COOK, truck driver weaving, pulls six times as many
boxes with his battery powered truck as he could push by hand, and
he gets them to their destination sooner. Grady has developed con
siderable skill in maneuvering long trains of boxes into confined
areas. He knows exactly how to position them to start in order to
make sharp turns without mishap—not as easy to do as it might
SECOND SHIFT SOFTBALL
Tuesday, June 10—Carding vs Spinning 9:30 A. M.
Wednesday, June 11—Twisting vs Carding 9:30 A. M.
Thursday, June 12—Twisting vs Spinning 9:30 A. M.
Tuesday, June 17—Carding vs Spinning 9:30 A. M.
Wednesday, June 18—Twisting vs Carding 9:30 A. M.
Thursday, June 19—Spinning vs Twisting 9:30 A. M.
FIRST SHIFT SOFTBALL
Tuesday, June 10—Spinning vs Carding 4:45 P. M.
Twisting vs Weaving Shop 6:15 P. M.
Thursday, June 12—Twisting vs Carding 4:45 P. M.
General vs Spinning 6:15 P. M.
Tuesday, June 17—Spinning vsWeaving Shop 4:45 P. M.
Carding vs General 6:15 P. M.
Thursday, June 19—Spinning vs Twisting 4;45 p. m.
General vs Weaving Shop 6:15 P. M
INDUSTRIAL SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Monday, June 9—Smyre at Firestone 5;00 P. M.
Wednesday, June 11—Cramerton at Firestone 5:00 P. M.
Monday, June 16—Bernside at Firestone 5;00 P. M.
Wednesday, June 18—Firestone at American Thread 5:00 P. M.
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Monday, June 9—Optimist vs Firestone 8:00 P. M.
Thursday, June 12—Firestone vs St. Michaels 8:00 P. M.
Monday, June 16—G.C.Y. vs Firestone 6;3o p. m
Thursday, June 19—Optimist vs Firestone 6:30 P. M.
(Sponsors: June 9, Roland Conrad; June 12, Dorcas Atkinson;
June 16, Payton Lewis; and June 19, Alvin Riley)
LITTLE BIGGER LEAGUE BASEBALL
Tuesday June 10—Red Shield at Firestone 4;00 P. M
Friday, June 13—Firestone at High Shoals 4:00 P. M
Tuesday, June 17—Optimist at Firestone 4:00 P. M.
Friday, June 20—Firestone at Temple 4-00 P M
SECOND SHIFT HORSESHOES
Tuesday, June 10—Carding vs Twisting 1:30 P M
Weaving vs Carding 2:00 F. m'
Friday, June 13—Weaving vs Twisting 1:30 p' m'
Tuesday, June 17—Carding vs Twisting .''I'. 1:30 P M
Weaving vs Carding 2:00 P. M
Friday, June 20—Weaving vs Twisting .'..1:30 P.' M*