OCTOBER 20, 1952
I earl Welch, spooler tender, was
to Canton, N. C. because of
illness of her mother.
Junior Hart, creeler, left for the
iwy October 17. The employees
the Spooling Department wish
unior all the luck while in service.
Mrs. Robert Graham, winder ten-
and her family attended the
lemson-Villanova football game
September 27. They spent the
end with their daughter, Mrs.
fred Rhyne who now lives at
'-lemson, S. C.
^^6 Spooling Department wel
come Maggie Reed and Dot Bec-
spooler tenders, to the second
from the third shift.
A/3C FREDDY R. HONEY-
t, grandson of Fred Q. Honey-
> can hauler, and Mrs.
• is stationed in Japan
^ e Air Force. Freddy took
tiaining at Lackland Air
Antonio, Texas. His
dress is a/3C Freddy R.
oneycutt, AF 14403860, 58th
^amt. Sqd. Detch. No. 1, Box No.
A.P.O. 929, c/o Post-
Lee Payne of Wash-
Sent the week of
Alfnr^^^^ her brother,
spooler Stevenson, re-
thg 1 ’ y^turned recently from
Satic4> '^^^'^tal and is improving
Weig-h- ^ Timmy,
]V[j.g ^ pounds, born in Texas.
Keisler, are both
direst ^ former employee of
Mrs parents, Mr. and
® Twisting Depart-
Quee dock’s father, H. D.
in the Carding De-
spoole, Beddingfield, re-
eti(j family spent the week
Blaoi^ ^ctober 4 with relatives in
^^^cksvilie, S. C.
and ®olynn, twister tender,
and f^niily, and David Wooten
spent the week end
^alt ^ Kure Beach, N. C.
h' twister ten-
t*aui p 3,nd Mr. and Mrs.
of Greensville, S. C.,
^ith j. ^ Week end of October 4
Mrs in McCall, S. C.
Dixon, respooler, re-
t ^^utiful wrist watch re-
son, Pfc. Lester
® is stationed in Alaska.
Frank Spencer, cloth boy, and
Mrs. Spencer announce the birth
of a daughter, Janice Romonia on
October 4, weighing 8 pounds and
13 ounces at the Garrison General
Tracy Whitner and Mrs. Whitner,
splicer, spent the week end re
cently in Bridgewater, N. C.
Mrs. Ruby Spencer had as her
guests recently her brother, Lee
Dobbins, and his family, also her
mother, Mrs. Frankie Dobbins of
Avondale, N. C.
Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, battery
hand, her husband, George, fixer,
and their family spent the week
end recently at Lake James. They
caught about twenty-two fish
weighing around two and one-half
Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, battery
hand, her husband, Gordon, cloth
room, and Mrs. Lucy Wilson spent
the week end recently in the moun
Mrs. Mattie Witt of Rio Vista,
Calif, is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Peeler, battery hand.
Horace Phillips and Mrs. Phil
lips, battery hand, visited her par
ents recently in Caeser, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Barnette of
Nicholson, Ga., were the week-end
guests of their daughter Mrs. K. C.
McLeymore and her husband Clin
Mrs. Sarah Davis, smash hand,
had as week-end guests recently,
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Davis of
Floy Kelly, loom fixer, has as his
guest, his brother, A. L. Kelly
from New Mexico.
Mrs. Pauline Moore, battery fil
ler, who underwent an operation
recently at the Gaston Memorial
Hospital, has returned home and is
showing much improvement.
Jack Kennedy, loom fixer is a
patient at the Gaston Memorial
R. G. Carpenter, loom fixer, and
his family spent Sunday, Septem
ber 29, with Bill Davis.
The Second Shift Weaving De--
partment welcome Mrs. Bill Blay
lock in their department as battery
hand, and also Mrs. Risbeth Webb
as battery hand.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Waldrop
announce the arrival of a daughter
on October 1 at the Garrison Gen
eral Hospital. Charles was an em
ployee of Firestone prior to his en
listment in the Navy. He is now on
the USS Keaesarge in Korea.
Margaret Davis, inspector, shows
much improvement after an opera
tion at the Gaston Memorial Hos
Mrs. Exie Quinn, inspector, and
daughter Mrs. Jeannette Hart-
grove spent the week end recently
in Oak Ridge, Tenn. with Mrs.
Quinn’s sister, Mrs. Hazel Swann
who has been very ill.
Mrs. Dealva Jacobs, inspector,
and Miss Shirley Ammons spent
the week end in Clemson, S. C.,
recently with Mr. and Mrs. Martin
McCarter, Jr., the latter a daugh
ter of Mrs. Jacobs.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Morrow
announce the birth of a daughter
on Saturday, October 4. Mrs. Mor
row is the daughter of Mrs. Betty
Roland Goins, elevator operator
is out sick with the mumps. This
department wishes for him a
This department welcomes Plant
Engineer W. G. Henson back after
several weeks of illness.
Lathe Operator Cramer Little
and Mrs. Little spent the week end
recently on a fishing trip to' Cres
ent Beach, S. C.
Johnny Francum and Mrs. Rosie
Francum, tool room clerk, have
moved from West Second Avenue
to 313 South Street.
Rudolph Bulman, son of E. G.
Bulman, lathe operator, has enter
ed the Memorial Hospital in Char
lotte, N. C., for treatment.
Painter Robert Laughman and
Mrs. Laugliman announce the birth
of a son at Gaston Memorial Hos
Draftsman Roy Harwell, Jr., and
Mrs. Harwell have moved recently
from Ranlo to West Eighth Street.
Mrs. Clyde Foy, wife of Clyde
Foy, pipe fitter, is a patient at the
Memorial Hospital in Charlotte,
Swan Tino, mechanic for several
years, was ordained as a Baptist
minister on Sunday, September 27
at the Modena Street Baptist
Church and is now serving as
Pastor of the Gamble Hill Baptist
Church on the Kings Mountain
This church is newly organized
and has several Firestone em
ployees as charter members. They
are also in the process of building
a house of worship.
Rev. Tino is well liked by the
shop force and they are all wishing
him much success as a Minister of
Robert Huss, son of Roland Huss,
elevator operator, who was wound
ed recently in Korea, spent a leave
of 72 hours with his parents. He is
recovering satisfactorily from his
wounds and will soon get a 25-day
The Personnel Department ex
tends a hearty welcome to Mrs.
Nell Pursley who recently joined
the department as clerk and re
ceptionist. Here’s hoping she will
enjoy her work and her new
C. M. Ferguson, Plant Officer,
and Virgil Stiles, front gate watch
man, enjoyed a week’s vacation in
the Great Smoky Mountains. The
bears must have been forewarned
that the hunters were on the way
for they successfully hid them
selves in their lairs; however, both
men say they had a wonderful
time especially enjoying the food
while camping out.
Bob Hood, editor of Firestone
News, was chairman of the 1952
Greater Gastonia Teachers Party,
held October 23 in the Masonic
Temple. The project was sponsored
jointly by the Junior Chamber of
Commerce, The Merchants Asso
ciation, and The Senior Chamber
Super Transport Tire
TOP Firestone officials report they are ready to supply the
growing demands of truckers for the newest and safest tires avail
able. The Super Transport tire (left), just announced, and the
Transport tire, which was introduced during the summer months,
assure truck operators of substantial cost reductions because they
wear longer and provide greater safety traction, according to H. D.
Tompkins (left), Vice-President in Charge of Sales of The Firestone
Tire and Rubber Company. Firestone’s Tire Sales Manager, C. S.
Gischel (right), reports that improved rubber compounds and
stronger cord bodies in these tires give them toughness heretofore
unknown in the tire manufacturing industry. Both tires are available
through Firestone dealers and stores.
Improved Rubber, Stronger Cord Body
Add Traction, Wear To New Truck Tire
A NEW TRUCK TIRE that has
delivered up to 50 per cent more
mileage in tests and actual fleet
operations was announced recently
by H. D. Tompkins, Vice-Presi
dent in Charge of Sales, The Fire
stone Tire & Rubber Company.
“The new Firestone Super
Transport truck tire,” according to
Mr. Tompkins, “has an extra thick
base tread which will assure truck
operators of thousands of extra
miles of service. It is available
now in a complete range of sizes.”
The tread design of five con
tinuous ribs practically eliminates
cupping and wiping, and the con
tour of the tire is flatter and
wider to provide maximum driving
traction, better stopping and long
Other advariced features incor
porated in the new tire, according
Millon St-reet Parking
Area Opens November 1
A NEW PARKING LOT for use
by second shift employees will be
ready for use by November first,
according to Plant Engineer W. G.
Henson. The lot, which is in two
sections on Millon street between
Second and Franklin Avenues, will
accommmodate 91 cars—51 in the
South Section, 40 in the North.
The lot will be surfaced with
asphalt, fenced, and painted with
white lines to indicate parking
spaces. The present second shift
parking area will be reserved for
visitors and office employees after
the new lot is opened. It is be
lieved that this new lot will great
ly help to relieve the parking
shortage in the vicinity of the
to the announcement, include a re
inforced, stepped-down shoulder
treatment for greater strength and
cooler running; a heavier, stronger,
wider bead with extra chafers for
greater stability on the rim, and a
new body made of super gum-
dipped, tension-dried cord that pre
vents growth and cracking.
“The new Firestone Super Trans
port truck tire,” Mr. Tompkins
says, “is the only all-wheel position
tire with maximum skid depth on
MRS. SHELDON SPENCER,
formerly Margaret Howard, was
married to Sheldon Whitesides
Spencer Saturday, September 18,
at the Alexis Baptist Church.
Mis. Spencer is an employee in
the Payroll Department.