JULY 5, 1952 i
FIRESTONE Little Bigger Leaguers, left to right, front row:
Hilly Wheeler,' Larry Craig, James Galloway, Donnie Lyles, Jackie
King, Guy Bridges, and Wayne Hall. Second row; Coach Jimmie
Guffey, Gary Lyles, Charlie Schuler, Jimmie Thomas, Bill Caldwell,
Howard Nix, and Coach Jack Guffey. These boys represent Firestone
in the Western Little Bigger League. They currently stand in third
place in league competition.
First Shift Industrial Softball
Team: W. L. I'ct.
Firestone 14 1 .933
Smyre 11 4 .733
Cramerton 8 4 .667
Groves 5 10 .333
Bernside 3 12 .200
Clover 2 12 .143
Second Shift Industrial Softball
Firestone 4 0 1,000
Ragan 2 1 .667
Cramerton 1 2 .333
Groves 1 2 .333
Rex 0 3 .000
Gaston County Girls Softball
Firestone 3 0 1.000
Ragan 2 1 .667
Cramerton 1 1 .500
Groves 0 2 .000
Rex 0 2 .000
Second Shift Horseshoes
A. L. Sudduth Little League
G, C. Y
Western Little Bigger
High Shoals ...
BUDDY Johnson, left, pitch
ed the first no-hit baseball game
of the season in Gastonia Little
League competition on June 12.
The other hall of i;he no-hit bat
tery is Roland Conrad, Jr., right.
They are sons of Recreation Di
rector Ralph Johnson and Loom
Fixer Roland Conrad, Sr., re
Eleven Taking 22-Hour
First- Aid Course Here
H. L. Jenkins, cable respooler
tender, 10 and three-quarter pound
James Truesdale, spooler creeler,
M. L. Gains, weaver, one-pound,
ELEVEN ernployees attended
the first class of the Civil De
fense First Aid Course which met
Wednesday, June 25, at the Girls’
Club. This is to be the standard
22-hour course as prescribed by the
Employees taking the course are:
L. B. McAbee, Thomas Galligan,
Hubert Brown, Lelia Rape, Edna
Harris, Nell Lewis, Marvin Ben
ton, William Cosey, Chester Dea
ton, James Lewis, and William
Instructing this group in the
fundamentals of first aid is J. R.
Williams of the Gastonia Fire
Department. He is a qualified Red
Cross Instructor. The following
schedule has been arranged with
Mr. Williams for the remainder of
Wed., June 25: 6:00-9:00 P. M.
Friday, June 27: 6:20-9:00 P. M.
Tuesday, July 1: 6:00-9:00 P. M.
Thursday, July 3: 6:00-9:00 P. M.
Monday, July 7: 6:00-9:00 P. M.
Wednes. July 9 6:00-9:00 P, M.
Friday, July 11: 6:00-9:00 P. M.
If enough interest is shown it
may be possible to schedule another
course at a later date.
Large Number Of Community Children
Use Firestone Playground Facilities
“THIS calls for a measurement,” says Wayne Bates, right, as he
stoops to better determine the closest horse shoe. His playing part
ner is Wayne Hall, Both will be students at Wray Junior High
school this fall. Their fathers are employees in the carding depart
THESE boys and girls are learning to work with their hands in
one of the arts and crafts classes at Firestone Playground. Mrs.
Frances Starnes, city recreation department, is teaching this group
braiding and miniature plaque molding with plaster of paris.
Andrew Whitt, ply twister dof-
fer, four-pound Carp.
W. N. Laws, carding fixer, four
Angler: “Say, you’ve been stand
ing there watching me for two
hours. Why don’t you try fishing
Spectator: “Me? Say, Mister, I
ain’t got the patience.”
* * *
“You told me how good you were
when I hired you a couple of weeks
ago,” said the foreman. “But please
tell me all over again—I’m getting
a little discouraged.”
Sgt.: “My boy, think of the fu
ture and save your money.”
Pfc.: “Sorry, Sarge, it can’t be
done—it’s my girl’s birthday and I
have to think of the present.”
* * *
INCOME TAX—An Englishman
received an income tax blank. He
had never earned any great amount
of money and had never filed a
return; nevertheless, he studied it
over very carefully and then sent
it back with the following note:
“Esteemed Sir: I have given your
Income Tax Return my most
thoughtful consideration but have
definitely decided not to join this
time. Respectfully yours.”
* * *
Junior: “Gee, pop, a man’s got
to be a contortionist to be a suc
Junior: “It says here: To suc
ceed a man must keep his shoulder
to the wheel, his nose to the grind
stone, his feet on the ground, his
eyes to the future, his ear to the
track, and his head in the clouds.”
CLANGING horseshoes, splash
ing water, shouts of hard playing
children. . . . these are the sounds
a passer-by hears at the Firestone
Playground during an hour of peak I
activity. Scores of youth of Fire- i
stone Community and elsewhere i
are discovering this hot weather
oasis and using its facilities to the
Since opening on June 5, an
average of 110 have been counted
at each morning and afternoon
playground session. Mrs. Frances |
Starnes, Arlington Junior High '
Teacher, is supervisor of the play
ground for the summer. She, like
all other playground supervisors
in Gastonia, is employed by the
City Recreation Department. Hei'
part time assistants, likewise
teachers, are Misses Lucille Gar
rison and Emily Kendrick. The
assistants teach swimming to all
comers from 9:30 - 11:30 a. m., iind
from 2:00 - 4:00 p. m. on Tuesdays^
Thursdays and Saturdays.
AN arts and crafts, class is con
ducted twice weekly on Tuesday
and Saturday from 9:30 - 11:30
a, m. Supervisor Starnes conducts
these classes with materials fur
nished free to participating child
ren. Some of the crafts to be
taught this summer are basketryi
pottery, lanyard making, wood
craft, sewing clubs, embroidery*
and figurine molding and paint
For those who prefer gamcSi
there’ty 5ortb£.li, badmiriion, hotsetJ
shoes, and Chinese Checkers. An^
if the kiddies just want to pl^^
they may swing to their hearts
content on sturdy playgroun^^
swings which dot the play area-
Most popular activity as expect
ed is wading and swimming in the
playground pool measuring
feet by 75 feet with a slopii^^
bottom starting at 6 inches an^
deepening to 3 feet. The pool
drained and refilled daily in accof'
dance with public health dir®*^'
Shop Addition To Be
Completed August 1
A brick and masonry additi^^’’
to the shop measuring 75 by
feet is being constructed and
scheduled for completion by
gust 1. The addition will provi^
expansion area for shop machn^'
ery. A portion will be left cl^^’"’
however, as an erecting area
textile machinery parts, especially
loom parts and creels. ^
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R.
U. S. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29