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SEPTEMBER 20, 1S52
Bright Speck In A Brave New World
'I’ake a good look at that speck up there and consider what it
The speck is Armstrong County which lies in South Dakota.
Fifty-three people live there and they have seven farms.
It is also the only county left in the entire United States which
does not have a federal civilian employee at work within its borders.
This fact was recently brought to light by the Joint Committee on
Reduction of Nonessential Federal Expenditures, Congress of the
Other facts brought to light by the report: before Korea there
were nearly 2 million federal civilian employees. By the end of Septem
ber, 1951, new employees still were being added at the rate of more
than 1,000 a day. During 1951, it cost the taxpayers $8,500,000,000.00
in payroll alone to operate this gigantic establishment.
Does this make sense to you? Don’t you think, under the circum
stances, that we could do with a little less rather than more federal
administration at county level?
The folks in Armstrong County seem to have gotten along all
right without it. . . . while helping to pay for it in counties elsewhere.
Tips For Answering Telephone
1. Be prompt—in answering the phone and in calling back when
a call-back is necessary.
2. Make your own outgoing calls when possible. Know the number,
and allow ample time for an answer.
3. Identify yourself immediately both when receiving a call and
when making one.
4. Speak distinctly, pleasantly, and naturally, with your mouth
one-half inch from the instrument.
5. Be prepared to take or leave clear, accurate messages. Always
keep a pad and pencil at hand.
6. Handle calls to completion when possible. When you must trans
fer, explain what you are doing and signal the operator slowly and
7. If you must leave the line during a call, explain the delay and
return as promptly as possible.
8. Be tactful and courteous in your choice of words and phrases,
particularly when asking questions. Remember the value of “Please”
t'nd “Thank You”.
9. Conclude the call politely, and replace the receiver gently.
10. Arrange to have your telephone answered when you are away
fi'om it, and if possible leave word when you can be i-eached.
—Continued from Page 1—
In 1912 he joined the Firestone
Sales Department, and after a
year with the Company’s homo
office, went to Detroit, Michigan,
as a general line salesman. In
1916 he was appointed District
Manager at Grand Rapids, Mich.
With the entry of the United
States in World War I, Mr. Jack
son joined the Army Air Corps and
was completing his training as a
combat pilot when the Armistice
Returning to civilian life in 1919,
he re-entered the Firestone Sales
Department as District Manager at
Indianapolis, Indiana, and during
the next eight years held various
important sales posts throughout
the country, becoming General
Sales Manager in 1927.
He was made Vice-President in
Charge of Sales in 1929 and the
following year was elected to the
Board of Directors. He became
Executive Vice-President in 1941
and President in 1948. He is Chair
man of the Board of Directors of
the University of Akron and Vice-
Chairman of the Automotive
Should Be "Fire
Volume 1, No. 9 — September 20, 1952
Published at Gastonia, North Carolina
By Firestone Textiles
A Division of
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Department of Industrial Relations
R. II. 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—l\Iary 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.
Although Fire Prevention Week
is observed nationally a little later
this year, at Firestone we observe
it every week. It is an every-day,
every minute job. And you can
The National Safety Council
points out that almost half the
shops, plants and factories that
suffer serious fires go out of busi
ness for good. And another start
ling figure is that 30 people are
killed by smoke and flame in the
United States every day of the
Fire is indeed the arch-enemy of
every rubber producing plant due
to the combustibles used through
out such a plant. That is the reason
that Fire Prevention Week is
every week at Firestone.
Here is how you can help pre
vent fires at home and at work.
Remember that fires breed in rub
bish and waste. Keep your work
place neat and uncluttered. This
also applies to your garage or
workshop at home.
Be fire safe with solvents. Use
solvents sparingly, properly and
safely. Solvents and cleaning fluids
can spread fire and ruin more
rapidly than an enemy air attack.
Electricity is the No. 1 cause of
industrial fires. Such fires can
be prevented by regular inspections
of wiring, extension cords, plugs
and outlets. Don’t hang cords over
nails or hooks or let them touch
water or oil.
You can pile up fire hazards
every time you pile up materials
in such a manner that aisles, fire
equipment and sprinkler heads are
blocked. In this way you are put
ting a serious crimp in the plant’s
ability to fight fire.
Remember that every time you
light a match you hold in your
hands the spark that could burn
you right out of your job or your
LEE R. JACKSON (left), President of The Firestone Tire
Rubber Company, received congratulations from Harvey S. FirC'
stone, Jr., Chairman, on his 40th anniversary with the Company*
September 3. Mr. Jackson was presented with a silver plate engraved
with the signatures of his fellow members of the Board of Directors-
He also received a diamond-set pin and $200 check, traditional gif^®
of the Company tp 40-year employees.
Estimated 1000 People See Labor Dci^
Games, Capped By Supervision's Wii*
IF crowd size is a true indication of popularity, the 1952
Day Events at the ball park was a real success. Before the curtai'^
rang down on the day’s climax—the Supervisors vs Second Hand‘s
Softball game—an estimated 1000 people, young and old, had visit®
The morning’s events consisted of games and contests covei'iii^
almost everything from an apple race to a three legged race. Eveiy'
body present had a chance to get into the act, and most of them did-
Pockets jingled wth cash prizes that went to the winners in each eveH*'
Spinning Doffer Jack Guffey <•'- ^
was the big winner of the day as
he showed his prowness and de
termination in winning more first
places, in games requiring athletic
ability, than anyone else partici
The supervisors had their hands
full in defeating the second hands
11 to 8 in the Labor Day Nightcap.
For a game that’s noted mostly for
sore muscles the day after, this one
turned out to be rather exciting.
Stellar hitting performances were
turned in by Sevilla, Johnson, Bass,
and Hood for the Supervisors;
while Mack and Nichols led the
hitting for the second hands. No
casualties were reported from the
game other than a few muscle-stiff
players the day after the game, as
mentioned. Winning pitcher was
Bill Sevilla; loser Red Nichols who
went five innings for the second
hands before being relieved by Sam
Other softball games of the day
pitted the Firestone Girls against
Mt. Holly (score: Firestone 13, Mt.
Holly 0) and the First Shift All-
Stars against the Second Shift All-
Stars (score: First Shift 5, Second
Shift 1). Complete box scores on all
Labor Day games appear elsewhere
in this issue.
—Continued from Page 1—
Beauty Contest: Clyde Moss,
Mrs. Dorcas Atkinson, and R. L.
Winning the three-legged I'aC^
are Jack Guffey (nearest cani'
era) and Colin Beaver. 'I
garnered more first place pri2^^
than anyone else at the Laboi
Day carnival of games in
All hobby entries must be
place by 8:00 p. m., October 6-
and cake entries must be eiitei'*^
not later than 10:00 a. m.,
Special entertainment is beii’^
scheduled for each night of
show to be climaxed by the bea
contest on the final night.