SEPTEMBER 5, 1952 «
OFFICIAL SCORER foi sofl-
l)all at Firestone Textiles is Jim
mie Guffey. He’s oti the job at all
f^'ames scheduled by the Recrea
P'riday, September 5—
Ceramics Meeting at Girls’ Club
7:30 p. m,
Friday, September 5—
8:00 p. m.
Saturday, September (5—
Auction Sale — Band Room
10:80 a. m.
Thursday, September 11—
Bingo Parties — Gii'ls’ Club
10.00 a. m. and 7:00 p. m.
Friday, Septembei’ 12—
“Once a Month Club” meets at
Girls’ Club 7:30 p. m.
Friday, September 12—
I Movies - 10:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m.
I Monday, September 15—
Book Exchange opens at
' Girls’ Club
New Use For Tires
AMERICAN ejigineering skill, plus 18 Firestone heavy-duty tires,
has made an easy task out of the toughest pipe-laying jobs ever
encountered. Recently the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation,
which delivers natural gas fi'om Texas to New York City through
a 1,840-mile pipeline, added a new section from Staten Island to
Brooklyn. To lower (5,514 feet of concrete-encased steel pipe, weighing
588 po'unds a foot, across The Narrows of New York Harbor, the
Collins Construction Co., of Houston, Texas, developed an ingenius
pipe launcher. This pipe launcher uses 14-pIy, 10.00 x 15 Firestone
heavy-duty truck tires in a series of units of three each, as pictured
above. Purpose of the pi])e launcher was to get the heavy 24-inch
pipe into the water without cracking the cement casing. The tires
had to withstand a tremendous load as they rolled- 235-ton sections
of pipe from railroad flatcars onto the pipe launcher and into the
.... For Bullet Sealing Cells
THE fabric for bullet-sealing fuel cells, shown above, was woven
at Firestone Textiles in Gastonia. The cells, which saved airmen’s
lives and airplanes during World War II and the Korean War, now
have been successfully adapted to ground and amphibious vehicles by
the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company. The new Army Otter, am
phibian cargo tractor, here is being equipped with the Firestone
safety cells on a Pontiac assembly line at Lansing, Michigan. Replac
ing metal fuel cells, the twin rubber gasoline cells provide a double
safety factor in that bullet holes seal themselves immediately and the
rubber, unlike metal, absorbs jolts, jars and twisting stresses and
strains without breaking open at the seams.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS—The Firestone Girl’s Softball Team won the Industrial League Champion
ship on August 15 when they defeated Rex Mills in the final scheduled game of the season. Pictured
above, front row, left to right, are: Norma Jean Bradshaw, Rosa Brown, Irene Cloninger, June Thompson,
and Sarah Graham. Back row: Manager Helen Bolick, Sue Van Dyke, Dorcas Atkinson, Glenna Ham
rick, Mitchell Wooten, Jane Rice, and Bat Girl Vicky Bolick. Not present when picture was made were:
Martha Kendrick, Nellie Walker, and Ruth Terry.
FIRESTONE’S entry in the
First Shift Industrial Softball
League for men are league champ
ions. They posted 16 wins against
2 losses during the season to give
them a 2 game edge over the
Smyre Team in league standings.
The league was composed of six
teams, Firestone, Smyre, Cramer-
ton. Groves, Bernside, and Clover.
A trophy will be presented to
them by the City Recreation De
partment for winning the champ
Members of the first shift team
are: Tommy Gibson, Bud Atkinson,
Charles Lunsford, Kenny Keisler,
B. T. Hanna, Jerry Keisler, Marlin
Thompson, Reggie Dean, Ralph
Killian, Jack Lynn, Bill Deal,
Wayne Broadway, and Jack
SECOND SHIFT SOFTBALL
TEAM CHAMPS TWICE
FIRESTONE second shift men
softballers won the league and
play-off Championship in the Sec
ond Shift Industrial Softball
League. The league was composed
of five teams. Firestone, Rex,
Ragan, Groves, and Cramerton.
The team managed by Junior
Lancaster captured the league
Championship with a record of 15
wins and 1 loss. They won the play
off championship by defeating
Cramerton 16-2, Ragan 10-5, and
Two trophies will be presented
to them by the City Recreation De
Members of the team are J. C.
Hodge, Junior Lancaster, Marcus
Dobbins, Arden Medlin, Harold
Freeland, James Price, Jim Smith,
Hudie Crawford, Vinson Grigg,
Pete Hodge, and Boyd Morgan.
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TOMMY GIBSON, manager of the Firestone Men’s Softball
Team, accepts the Runner-up trophy at the final game of the Mid
western District Seven Tournament in Shelby. Firestone was defeated
by the-Shelby WOW in that deciding game.
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R.
U. S. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29