DECEMBER 5, 1952
Spenciing for "Relief”
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
then twice as much as such payments back in the depression year
Yet, the country is experiencing the greatest boom
in its history, with practically full employment, and a
national income roughly three times the 1939 figure.
This seemingly contradictory situation is perhaps one of the most
puzzling aspects of our current economy, for it would seem at first
glance thot in good times like the present the need for welfare
payments would decrease, rather then increose.
Yet today about 5 million persons collect relief in one form or
cnother, a number considerably greater than at any time in our history.
(Excerpt from North American Newspaper Alliance)
Largest Tires On Army "Bare"
THE new Army “Bare”, amphibious troop and supply carrier
depends upon the world’s largest tires for mobility on beaches and
land. Developed by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, each
tire with its tube and flap weighs 2,952 pounds and stands 9 1/2
feet high. The rubber used in these four tires, according to Fire
stone engineers, would make more than 600 popular-size passenger
car tires. The Bare now is being prepared by the U. S. Army Trans
portation Corps for extensive land and water tests near Seattle,
Washington It was built by the Pacific Car and Foundry Company,
Letfer From Serviceman Continued
From Page One
unit which is smaller than the
jeep and on these power units are
Firestone tires. The rubberized
exposure suits worn by the
pilots in case they are down in
this cold ocean water, have the
same big yellow letters—FIRE
STONE printed on them. There
are others but at this time it is
“Seeing that name gives me a
good feeling, especially since I
worked for Firestone before en
tering the service. Thanks again
for the Firestone News and I’m
looking forward to the oncoming
C. L. Waldrep
U. S. Navy
Volume 1, No. 14 — December 5, 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—Guinn Briggs, Gertrude Sanders, Jessie Westmoreland,
Spinning—Lois Bolding, Evie Thomas, Janet Hartgrove, Mary
Turner, Ray Cloninger, Fannie Bruce.
Spooling—Nell Bolick, Helen Reel, Rosalee Burger, Virginia
Twisting—Nevie Dalton, Mable Hanna, Hazel Clark, Lassie
Crawford, Corrie Johnson, Dean Haun, Ellease
Weaving—Mary Johnson, Lucille Davis, Inez Rhyne, Irene
Burroughs, Betty Martin.
Cloth Room—Margie Waldrop.
Quality Control—Dealva Jacobs, Irene Burroughs, Leila Rape,
Winding—Dorcas Atkinson, Mayzelle Lewis, Kathleen Hovis.
Warehouse—Anne Carpenter, George Happer.
Main Office—Mozelle Brockman.
Superintendent’s Office—Sue Van Dyke.
Personnel Office—Christine Clark.
Bowl Contest Has
Dec. 30 Deadline
Bursting Bulbs The Safe Way
ALL employees are invited to
participate in the Football Bowl
Contest being conducted by the
Recreation Department. Three
prizes, $15.00, $10.00, and $5.00 will
be given the three best contest
entries as determined by (1) the
most game winners picked correct
ly, and, in case of ties, (2) the best
prediction of game scores. Entry
blanks may be had at either the
Men’s or Girls’ Clubs, or the sample
blank below may be used. Entries
should be tui-ned in by December
30 to the Men’s Club, Personnel
Office, Firestone News, or the
Southern California ( )
Wisconsin ( )
Georgia Tech ( )
Mississippi ( )
Texas ( ) Tennessee ( )
Alabama ( ) Syracuse ( )
Florida ( ) Tulsa ( )
BE SURE TO PREDICT SCORE.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY
DECEMBER 30, 1952.
Firestone leads Little League
Weaving tops in departmental
Main Office and Spooling tied for
Ladies Pioneer League
(Games thru Nov.
(Games thru Nov.
(Games thru Nov.
First Shift Duck Pins
(Continued On Page 4)
DUARD C. RABB, Electric Shop, demonstrates the bulb bursting
machine located at the rear of the plant. With this device it is safe
to destroy burned out fluorescent tubes without wearing a mask.
The harmful gases contained in such tubes are rendered harmless by
flowing water in the long receiving pipe at left. This is just one
of many safety-engineered devices at Firestone, all of which con
tribute to the making of superlative safety records.
They Bowl 'Em Over
— A'^ H 1
MEMBERS of the Spinning-General girls bowling team pose foi
a picture at the Men’s Club during a bowling match. They are, lef^
to right, Minnie Kilby, Mazel Johnson, Ann Turner, Flora Pence»
and Sue Van Dyke.
He Picks Them Up |. . . . There They Go Ago*'’
‘ ' * .
THE nearest thing to an auto
matic pin setter in Gastonia is
Denny Dockery, above, who
keeps them set up at the Men’s
Club bowling alleys.
ONE of the high scorers
the Carding team is Second HaO^^
Freddie Kessell, shown above
he heaves a fast one down
alley in a duck pins game.