AUGUST 5, 1952
SGT. CHARLES FERGUSON, plant officer, takes an active
interest in the Gastonia Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary
of the United States Air Foi’ce. He is shown here, at left, in the role
of the communications officer for the squadron during a simulated
search mission at the Municipal Airport in Gastonia. At right is
Captain Fitzhugh Rose, commanding officer of the local unit.
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New Passenger Tire
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the latest type non-skid tread de
sign w^ith specially cut traction
slots in the silent running tread.
The new tire will run at much
cooler temperatures at high speeds
because it is stronger and lighter
in weight than present tire and
tube combinations. Through elimi
nation of the tube, both the static
and dynamic balance of the tire
are greatly improved and this, in
t”vn, asrures smoother running at
ONE major problem in the con
struction of tires for high-speed
automobiles has been that of dis
tortion. A tire that does not hold
j itr> round shape at today’s new
high speeds is not regarded as sat-
! isfactory by engineers. Ordinary
tires, which do not have race-tire
construction features for high
speed driving, develop a violent
distortion in the tread that causes
premature tire failures. The new
Firestone tire retains its shape and
The new tire has a tread that is
firmly bound into the cord body by
the same materials and methods
used in the race tires that on Me
morial Day set a new track record
at the Indianapolis Motor Speed
way of 129 miles an hour for 500
Use of improved carbon blacks
and cold rubber in the treads, as
well as new chemical compounds,
make the tire the safest and long
est-wearing tire yet developed in
the rubber industry for high-speed
FIRST Aid Class practice—Thomas Galligan, electrician’s helper,
learns to fit first aid bandages on classmate Hubert Brown, shop
department, at the first aid school just concluded ‘at Firestone.
At left is Instructor T. R. Williams of the Gastonia Fire Department.
According to information from Safety Director L. B. McAbee, more
classes of this kind will be scheduled if sufficient interest is shown.
GERMAN war bride, Mrs. Joe Bud Harris, finds Firestone
hospitality much to her liking as her new friends here shower her
with gifts at the Girls’ Club upon her arrival from abroad. Her
husband is a former Firestone employee now serving in the Armed
Forces. Others in the picture are (L to R): Mrs. Alvin Riley, twister
respooler; Mrs. Lucy Phillips, spinner; and Mrs. Coy Elvis, whose
husband is a twister doffer.
FIRST SHIFT INDUSTRIAL
August 1-12—Participating in Mid-
Western Tournament at Shelby,
SECOND SHIFT INDUSTRIAL
August 4-15—Participating in Lea
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
August 4-7—Participating in Dis
(Six of our boys)
* * *
LITTLE BIGGER LEAGUE
August 4-9—Participating in Re
gional tournament at Newport,
(Three of our boys)
GIRLS SOFTBALL LEAGUE
August 6-13—Participating in lea
First And Third Shift
James Truesdale, creeler, spooling,
M. F. Goins, weaver, one-pound, 10
H. L. Jenkins, Cable Respooling
tender, 10 and three-quarter
Ethel Whitt, spinner, one and one-
half pound Catfish.
W. N. Laws, carding fixer, 14-
Andrew Whitt, twister tender,
Friday, August 8—
“Keep ’Em Flying”
With Abbott and Costello
Chapter 10 — “Wild Bill Hickok”
Friday, August 15—
“Mr. Winkle Goes to War”
With Edward G. Robinson
Chapter 11 — “Wild Bill Hickok”
FIRESTONE’S Second Shift Softball team is undefeated in
the Industrial Softball League made up of teams from Rex, Ragan,
Groves, and Cramerton Mills, as well as Firestone. In the front row,
left to right, are: James Price, Junior Lancaster, J. C. Hodge, Vinson
Grigg, and Arden Medlin. Second row: James Smith, Jack Lovingood,
Harold Freeland, and Marcus Dobbins.
NATtONAl lAflrr council
IT takes an accident to teach a
lot of people a simple lesson in
safety. This girl, for instance, is
a little late in realizing that safety
lessons learned at the plant should
be applied at home too.
In a second she’ll be on the floor.
If she’s lucky she’ll just be bruised.
But she may break an arm or a
leg. If she does she won’t be any
good to herself, to the plant, or to
her country’s war effort. At least,
not for many weeks.
Many off-the-job accidents occur
at home. And about half of all
home fatalities result from falls.
Preventing falls will help keep
workers on the job and their fami
lies safe too.
FALLS from good ladders aren’t
nearly so common as falls from
makeshifts like the one in this car
toon. Next time, if this girl gets
out of this mess alive, she will use
a genuine ladder. But even then
she won’t be safe unless she uses it
If she uses a step ladder proper
ly, she’ll never climb one, inside or
outside the house, without fii’st
making sure the spreader is fully
She won’t use a ladder whose
steps or rungs are missing or
broken or whose side-rails are
She’ll never carry heavy loads
up or down ladders.
She won’t lean out too far.
She won’t do anything risky—"
if she wants to avoid injury.
ROLAND HUSS holds prize
examples of Shad and Carp he
and his fishing companion,
Roland Goins, caught during an
extended fishing trip near Knox
ville, Tenn. The larger fish in the
picture weighs 12 pounds andl^^
ounces. Both Mr. Huss and Mr-
Goins (not shown) are elevator
operators at Firestone.
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R.
U. S. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29