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rire$foit« NEWS
NOVEMBER 5, 1952
Standings
VOLLEYBALL
Know Your Plant. . . .
CORD AND CHAFER FABRIC ARE END PRODUCTS FOR PLANT
Team
Won
Lost
Pet.
■Firestone
33
6
.846
Modena
30
9
,769
Salvation Army 30
9
,769
Parkdale
18
18
.500
Optimist
15
21
.417
Red Shield
12
24
.333
Dixon
12
24
.333
Smyi'e
0
39
.000
(Games thru Monday, October 27)
LITTLE LEAGUE BOWLING
Firestone 9 0 1.000
Red Shield 4 5 .444
Recreation Center 4 5 .444
Optimist 1 8 .111
(Games thru Saturday, October 25)
LADIES PIONEER BOWLING
LEAGUE
Cohens 11 4 .733
Groves 9 6 .GOO
Thread Rockets 9 G .GOC
Morris Glass 8 7 .533
Thread Rebels 8 7 .533
Firestone 0 15 .000
(Games thru Wednesday, Oct. 22)
AMERICAN BOWLING LEAGUE
Yankees 7 2 .778
Knox Sandwich 7 2 .778
Dodgers 5 ‘ 4 .556
Carolina Cleaners 4 5 .444
Firestone 2 7 .222
Farm Bureau 2 7 .222
(Games thru Thursday, Oct. 23)
Schedules
. (Continued from Page 2)
Second Shift Billiard League
Fri., Nov. 7, Carding vs Twisting
Mon., Nov. 10, Carding vs Spinning
Fri., Nov. 14, Weaving vs Twisting
Mon., Nov. 17, Weaving vs Carding
Fri,, Nov. 21, Twisting vs Spinning
(All games at 1:00 A. M.)
Second Shift Bowling League
Thurs., Nov. 6, Weaving vs
Twisting
Tues., Nov. 11, Carding vs Twisting
Thurs., Nov. 13, Spinning vs
Weaving
Tues., Nov. 18, Twisting vs
Spinning
Thurs., Nov. 20, Weaving vs
Carding
(All games at 10:30 A. M.)
MILTON GOINS, weaver, makes an adjustment on a cord loom.
The cord fabric he is making has three picks, or ends of filling yarn,
inserted per inch. Cord fabric has great strength lengthwise; is
intended to have little or none sidewise.
Students See Hobby Show
Little League Bowling
Sat., Nov. 8, Firestone vs Optimist
Sat., Nov. 15, Firestone vs
Recreation Center
Sat., Nov. 22, Firestone vs Red
Shield
(All games at Recreation Bowl
10:00 A. M.)
Ladies Pioneer Bowling League
Wed., Nov, 5, Firestone vs Mori’is
Glass
Wed., Nov. 12, Firestone vs Groves
Thread
Wed., Nov. 19, Firestone vs Thread
Rocketts
(All games at Recreation Bowl
6:00 P, M,)
LOOKING over the antique china exhibit are members of the
Arlington Junior High School. Other schools that saw the Hobby
Show en masse were Arlington Elementary and Abernethy
Elementary.
Firestone Champions
i 0'
American Bowling League
Thurs. ,Nov, 6, Firestone vs
Carolina Cleaners
Thurs. ,Nov, 13, Firestone vs
Dodgers
Thurs., Nov. 20, Firestone vs
Rockets
(All games at Recreation Bowl
8:15 P. M.)
Bingo Parties
Thui's., Nov. 13, Girls Club
10:00 A. M, and 7:00 P. M.
Ceramics
Classes each Monday
10:00 A. M. and 7:00 P. M.
MEMBERS of Firestone’s league leading volleyball team are,
left to right, Burnette Spencer, Alvin Riley, Roland Conrad, Captain
Sam Honeycutt, Reid Deal, Kii'k Sanders, and Lynn Atkinson. This,
team plays in the Recreation Volley Ball League at Todd Field,
Ladies Bowling League
Tues,, Nov, 4, Weaving-Twisting vs
Main Office
Thurs., Nov. 6, Spinning-General vs
Spooling
Tues., Nov. 11, Main Office vs
Spooling
Thurs., Nov. 13, Weaving-Twisting
vs Spinning-General
Tues., Nov. 18, Weaving-Twisting
vs Spooling
Thurs., Nov. 20, Main Office vs
Spinning-General
(All games at 6:30 P, M.)
CQRD AND chafer FABRIC
are the two chief concerns of Over
seer Russell Conrad and his 200
Weaving Department employees.
About the only feature these two
fabrics have in common is the fact
that they’re both woven fabrics.
Otherwise they are very different
products.
The major difference in cord and
chafer fabric is the fact that the
cord is made of synthetic yarns;
whereas the chafer fabric is midc
of cotton yarns. Other differences:
Cord is prepared in the Twisting
Department after being received
Irom the manufacturer of the syn
thetic yarn and prior to being
woven. There it is made into cable
(several ends twisted together)
and sent to the Weaving Depart
ment on spools. In the case of
single yarn chafer fabric, the single
yarn enters the weaving depart
ment on section beams from Spool
ing and is put through the slasher
process before being woven. In
slashing the yarn is taken from
the section beam, run through a
“size”, a solution of starch and
oils which adds a protective coating
to the yarn—preventing it from
fraying apart when woven. After
drying the sized yarn is put on a
loom beam and is ready to be
woven into single yarn chafer
fabric or Osnaburg, as it is also
called. A small amount of ply yarn
chafer is also produced, in which
case the yarn goes directly from
Twisting to Weaving without
slashing.
Another, and perhaps the most
obvious difference in cord and
chafer fabric is the fact that chafer
is a square woven product having
practically equal strength length
wise and widthwise. Cord fabric
A
OVERSEER RUSSELL CONRM^
is designed to have tremendous
strength lengthwise (along the
line of the cable cords) and none to
speak of along its width or filling-
In fact the small amount of fi^^'
ing in cord fabric is there only to
keep the cord fabric intact until
it is made into a tire.
Approximately six sizes of cabl^^
cord enters the Weaving Depart
ment—its size determining the
style fabric it will be made into-
The first operation at the loom
the production of cord fabric
creeling in; meaning to replace
empty, or near-empty spools 'vith
full spools of yarn. Following the
creeling comes tying-in, knot-puH'
ing, inspection of creel, and weav
ing in that order.
It takes seven hours to weave an
average sized roll of cord fabriC)
which would contain 1000 yards of
fabric, be 61” in width, and weigj’
1100 pounds. After the roll
completed on the loom, it goes to
balers where it is wrapped
water-proof burlap, banded
transferred to the Warehouse fo^
storage and shipment.
" A HIGH DEGREE of mechanical skill is needed to keep looms
operating' properly. That skill is provided by loom fixers for the
most pai’t. William Murray, above, has spent years learning this
skill, and like most fixers would agree that one never learns all
there is to know about the job.
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R.
U. S. POSTAGE
PAID
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29
    

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