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AUGUST 20, 1952
Reduce Government Spending
By Cutting Waste. Extravagance
The black section of the map printed here shows a black picture
indeed—for the American people.
It shows simply that the Federal Government in Washington today
IS taking away from its people and spending as much as ALL the
money earned by ALL the people living in the Pacific and Mountain
btates and nearly eight other states combined. If you add in state
and local expenditures, the area would spread out to include seven more
states, as shown in the gray area.
lotal government spending now is taking as much money as is
paid to all the people in an area covering four-fifths of the country,
it’s as much as the yearly earnings of 22 million workers who with their
families comprise the 62 million people who live in these states.
This spending is done by the representatives elected by the people.
In local elections, there is a tendency for voters to disapprove proposals
involving increases in expenditures and taxes. However, voters have
not yet shown the same discrimination in the selection of candidates
for Congress where the real waste occurs.
In 1929, Federal spending amounted to less than two-thirds of the
income of those living in California alone.
Federal extravagance and sheer waste have lengthened the
shadow year by year.
How much farther will it be permitted to creep over the land and
people of America?
It will not be permitted to creep farther, but will be forced back, if
the people exercise their rights and insist that the Government cut out
all unnecessary spending. This insistence can be made forceful if each
person protests to his representatives in Federal, State and Local
Government. Instead of finding new means of increasing taxes our
representatives should find ways of cutting the budget drastically.
Just a few examples of waste and extravagance like the following
ought to convince them;
1. In this country today one person out of every 26 is receiving
some kind of public relief. Taxpayers last year put up $2.3 billion for
welfare bills, more than twice as much as such payments back in 1939.
Yet, the country is experiencing the greatest boom in its history, with
l)ractically full employment, and a national income roughly three times
the 1939 figure.
2. In June . 1951 the number of people receiving regular checks
each month from the Federal Government was 17,665,783. (These
figures do not include various large groups receiving what are classed
as temporary monthly payments from the Government,) The 17,665,-
783 total, carefully restricted to those persons who get a regular check
for ' services-rendered—or not rendered—equals, roughly, one out-of
nine of our entire population. Do we need this much Government?
3. It is common kiiowledge that Government agencies waste money.
For example, recently the National Production Authority spent nearly
$30,000 on a telegraphic questionnaire of metal manufacturers, for
information to use as a guide in allocating scarce metal supplies for
the second quarter of 1952. For the 11,000 firms polled a Washington
direct-mail firm offered to send out the questionnaire for $894, includ
ing $600 in air mail stamps and all paper and processing costs. But
NPA decided that airmail wasn’t fast enough, so spent an extra $29,106
for telegraph service. The extra cost of telegraphing—$29,106—is
equal to the income tax paid by 196 men earning $3,475 a year and
each supporting a wife and two children.
The plant newspaper wants your photographs (to be
returned) if they are of general interest to Firestone Tex
tiles’ Employees. Photographs of Servicemen (Both those
on leave from Firestone and members of Firestone families),
and weddings are especially desirable. Give them to your
department reporter along with names, dates and other
Volume 1, No. 7 — August 20, 1952
Published at Gastonia, North Carolina
By Firestone Textiles
A Division of
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Department of Industrial Relations
R. H. HOOD, Editor
Carding—Leila Rape, Gertrude Sanders, Jessie Westmoreland.
Spinning—Lois Bolding, Helen Bolick, Janet Hartgrove, Mary
Turner, Ray Cloninger, Fannie Bruce.
Spooling—Nell Bolick, Ruth Easier, Helen Reel.
Twisting—Nevie Dalton, Mable Hanna, Hazel Clark, Lassie
Crawford, Corrie Johnson, Dean Haun, Ellease
Austin, Ruth Waldrop.
Weaving—Mary Johnson, Lucille Davis, Inez Rhyne, Irene
^ Burroughs, Betty Martin.
Cloth Room—Margie Waldrop.
Quality Control—Dealva Jacobs, Irene Burroughs, Catherine
Winding—Dorcas Atkinson, Ann Stephenson, Mayzelle Lewis.
Main Office—Mozelle Brockman.
Superintendent’s Office—Sue Van Dyke.
Personnel Office—Christine Clark.
THE DARKENING SHADOW
C«mpih^ ond by
T»(« Hr$t NaHonal tank of Soffon
ESTIMATED Federal expenditures for the current fiscal year
ending June 30, 1952, are equal to the total income payments to all
individuals in the blackened area, while total state and local expendi
tures equal the aggregate income payments of states in the cross-
NEW TRANSPORT TIRE
New Synthetic Rubber
—Continued from Page 1—
grees Fahrenheit instead of at the
122 degree temperature used pre
viously by all Government-owned
plants. The new rubber, produced
at the standard 122 degree poly
merizing temperatures, provides
exceptionally long mileage service
in tire treads.
Early in the synthetic rubber de
velopment program, a large nuni-
bcr of catalysts, or initiators, for
the polymerization process were
e'xamin(d by Government and ii^'
dustry chemists. A recent review
of some of these materials by Fire
stone research scientists led to the
discovery that the material knoW»
£S Nitrazole CF would produce a
superior synthetic rubber by the
conventional “hot” rubber process.
INTENSIVE development work
has resulted in the perfection of
the Nitrazole recipe now being used
to make the new and improved
The key material in the new pro'
cess is Nitrazole CF chemically
known as para-nitrabenzene dia-
zonium parachlorobenzene sul'
After successful development
and large-scale production of this
new synthetic rubber in Firestone-
operated synthetic rubber plants^
extensive tire tests of more than
2,000,000 tire miles were conducted
by Government and Firestone test
fleets. Results of these tests have
shown conclusively that NitrazoH
l ubber is equal to cold rubber in all
respects, and it can be produced
without costly refrigerating equip'
Meet Your Reporter
A tire that runs farther at less cost and with greater safety
makes any truck driver happy. Veteran Motor Cargo driver Lester
Black, of Akron, Ohio, inspects the new Transport tire recently
introduced by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company as “the greatest
all-wheel highway truck tire ever built.” Now available throughout
the country, this new Fii’estone Transport tire combines better
traction for driving wheels and improved non-skid characteristics for
braking wheels. Large commercial truck operators already have
reported a non-skid mileage increase of more than 33 per cent with
the new tire. New features of the Firestone Transport tire are a
wider, flatter tread design, a new functional shoulder design, a
stronger gum-dipped cord body construction, and extra-strong beads
that are wider and more compact with more and stronger steel wires.
OUTDOOR MOVIES in the Firestone Playground have been
unusually popular this summer as the Friday night free movies have
without exception been well attended. The picture above shows a
portion of a recent audience, mostly children, whose attention was
only temporarily diverted from the screen by the intruding
MRS. MABLE HANNA, twist
er tie-in-hand, is the first shift
fourth floor reporter in the
Twisting Department. She wiH
have worked at Firestone Tex
tiles 14 years in September. Sh®
lives at 325 Rear South Vanc®
Street, and has called the
Spindle City home for 18 years-
Mrs. Hanna attends the WeS’^
Avenue Presbyterian Church-
Her hobby is sewing.
JOY DEE LEWIS WEDS
COY T. BRADSHAW, JR-
Miss Joy Lee Lewis, daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lewis, and CoJ^
Thomas Bradshaw, Jr., an
ployee in the service, exchang®^
marriage vows on Tuesday, July
at Loray Baptist Church.
The ritual was read by Dr. Frai**^
H. Malone, pastor of the churd^'
The bride was given in marria^®
by her father.
Miss Carolyn Stephenson
maid of honor; bridesmaids
Judy Sides and Joyce Hughes.
Mr. Bradshaw’s father,
Bradshaw, Sr., section man,
best man and ushers were
brother, Ray A. Bradshaw and
The groom is serving with tli®
United States Air Force at Lod^
bourbe Air Force Base, Columb^^'
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