JANUARY 5, 195S
SAFETY Director L. B. McAbee, above right, fits the breathing
mask of the Pneolator over J. B. Mitchell’s mouth and nose in a
demonstration of the instrument’s use for Plant Physician, Dr. W. B.
Parks. Dr. Parks, as well as all plant supervisors will be given
instruction in the operation of this new device which is used for
reviving victims of asphyxia. Mr. Mitchell, who poses as the victim
in the picture, is in charge of pump maintenance for the Shop.
New Safety Instrument Now In Use;
Provides Oxygen in Cases of Asphyxia
THE LATEST safety appliance
for Firestone Textiles is the new
Pneolator recently made available
for emergency use wherever need
ed in the plant. The Pneolator is
an instrument which automatically
performs artificial respiration in
cases of accidental asphyxia.
Safety Director L. B. McAbee
has instructed most of the plant’s
supervisors in the use of this in
strument, and plans are that all
supervisors shall have soon received
this instruction. Time being the
most urgent factor in overcoming
asphyxia (suffocation), it is im
portant that someone in each de
partment, and on each shift, know
how to operate the Pneolator.
While administering artificial
respiration, the instrument also
supplies oxygen. Once in operation
it will sound a warning if for any
reason the breathing passage of
the victim becomes obstructed. An
aspirator is provided which can
remove ordinary breathing passage
The Pneolator, manufactured by
the Mine Safety Appliance Com
pany, has been acclaimed by medi
cal authorities as that instrument
which most nearly duplicates nor
mal respiration when used on un-
consious victims of asphyxia. It is
available, according to Mr. Mc
Abee, at all times at the First Aid
Brotherhood Award Continued From Page 1
“This American’s business ac
tivities related him to all conti
nents—to Asians, Africans, Euro
peans, North and South Americans.
From these peoples of every color,
many nations and all the religious
cultures, Mr. Firestone discovered
that the larger and wiser direction
of man’s human relations is of
paramount importance to man’s
economic and physical well-being.
“Mr. Firestone’s recognition of
the Moral Law—the Divine Law—
as the pattern for an enduring and
dynamic peace has led him in
evitably to his work for the
brotherhood of man under the
Fatherhood of God.
“For his career as churchman,
businessman, statesman, and hu
manitarian, we are proud to honor
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.”
Bowlers Win Turkeys
Winners of turkeys in the bowl
ing tourney recently completed
were Mrs. Hazel Johnson, wife of
Recreation Director Ralph Johnson,
and Mull Ramsey of the Spinning
Volume II, No. 1 — January 5, 1953
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.
Twisting—Nevie Dalton, Mable Hanna, Hazel Clark, Lassie
Crawford, Corrie Johnson, Dean Haun, Ellease
Weaving—Mary Johnson, Lucille Davis, Inez Rhyne, Irene
Burroughs, Vivian Bumgardner, Nina Milton.
Cloth Room—Margie Waldrop.
Quality Control—Dealva Jacobs, Irene Burroughs, Leila Rape,
Winding—Dorcas Atkinson, Mayzelle Lewis, Kathleen Hovis.
Warehouse—Bobby Smith, George Harper, Albert Meeks.
Main Office—Mozelle Brockman.
Superintendent’s Office—Sue Van Dyke.
Personnel Office—Flora Pence.
What Is Your Hobby?
Second Hand Has Stamp Collection Dating From 1926
SECOND Hand Freddie Kessell
has a sure fire method of saving.
He swaps dollars for United States
postage stamps—which never loose
value and sometimes increase in
value—satisfying in one operation
the desire to further an interesting
hobby (stamp collecting) and the
necessity of saving for a possible
future rainy day.
He became interested in phila
tely, the official name of stamp
collecting, when in grade school in
his native state of Massachusetts.
Since that time he has amassed a
large collection of unused domestic
postage stamps. Most of his stamps
are in “plate block” form, the pre
ferred way to buy and keep stamps
from the hobby standpoint.
All the Air Mail stamps ever
issued in the United States, except
six, are to be found in this collec
tion. Moreover he has most regular
issue stamps printed in this country
since the year 1926.
As for the plate block mentioned
above, it is a four stamp sheet on
which the plate number appears
along the border. Without this
number the stamps become a plain
block which is of less potential
value to a collector.
Mr. Kessell is especially proud
of two of his stamps. One, known
as the Korpa error, is an issue of
1945 and was intended to honor the
country of Korea. Due to a print
er’s error the word was spelled
Korpa on one stamp in each block
instead of Korea. Thus the name
“Korpa Error”. The other highly
prized stamp is a fifty-cent issue
bearing a picture of the Garf
Zeppelin airship. This stamp is
now worth $9.00 in collector’s
Not content with one hobby, Mr.
Kessell has a woodworking shop in
the basement of his home where he
can be found on many a late after
noon making furniture or bric-a-
brac for his home. In addition he
likes to work with plastics, and
has successfully mounted Fire
stone pins in plastic mountings
Smash Hand Wins Grand
Prize In Football Contest
THE grand prize winner in the
Football Bowl Contest is Mrs. Jane
Rice, a smash hand in the Weav
ing Department. She correctly
picked the winner of each big New
Year’s Day bowl game, and missed
picking the correct total scores of
all games by only 2 points. Thus
she copped the grand prize of $15.
Of the 676 participants a total of
14 employees picked all the winners
as did Mrs. Rice, however, none
were able to match her skill in pre
dicting scores. Twister Tender
Hoyt Hardy came nearest to
matching Mrs. Rice’s card by miss
ing the correct scores in all bowl
games by 12 points. He received
the second prize of $10. Second
Hand A. C. Kessell missed the
scores by 16 points to receive third
prize of $5.
Those receiving honorable men
tion were: Miss Leona Dameron,
Laboratory; W. P. Stephens, Card
ing; Mrs. Delsie Merritt, Spooling;
Roland Jolly, Spinning; Bill Tate,
Recreation; B, T. Hanna, Twisting;
Miss Sue Van Dyke, Superinten
dent’s Office; Earl Beeker, Labora
tory; Mrs. Minnie Kilby, Personnel;
John Smith, Laboratory; and Mar
shall Walker, Twisting.
Second Hand Freddie Kessell and his stamp collection.
Angler's Valet of Firestone Velon
Is Light, Strong, and Waterproof
LATEST AID to fishermen is a
lightweight, waterproof tackle belt
called Angler’s Valet. The Valet
consists of a carrier made of Fire
stone Velon which fits securely on
a man’s belt and which is snugly
fitted with nine watertight plastic
vials and a watertight cigarette
and match container. Lures of all
types, hooks, sinkers, and even a
fishing license may be carried in
the various sized shatter-proof
The Angler’s Valet is more prac
tical than lure vests or tackle
jackets as it needs no laundering
and never gets wet from accidental
falls or splashes. Its lightness in
weight (less than 10 ounces) means
greater comfort in warm weather.
It is more convenient than a tackle
box as it is much easier to carry,
is more compact, and provides on-
the-spot availability of everything
that is needed.
The Valet may also be worn
chest high for deep water wading,
as rustproof prongs and an ac
companying length of elastic per
mit snug fit above the belt.
The Firestone Velon of which the
Valet is made is a sturdy quality
in translucent red or blue. It is
light in weight, waterproof, and
STURDY Firestone Velon
found a new use in the Anglei' S
Valet, as it’s called, shown
will not chip or peel in use.
carrying case with draw-sti'i^^^
closure, which protects the Valet i
storage, is also made of Velon.
The Angler’s Valet is a prod^*^
of Riverside Manufacturing
Woodstock, Va., and is priceo
$5.95. It is available at Aberci'®*’^^
bie & Fitch in New York and
leading sporting goods stoi
throughout the country.
SECOND SHIFT BILLIARD
Fri., Jan. 9, Twisting-Spinning
Mon., Jan. 12, Weaving-Spinning
Fri., Jan. 16, Carding-Twisting
Mon., Jan. 19, Carding-Spinning
GIRLS’ BOWLING LEAGUE
Tues., Jan. 6, Weaving-Twisting vs
Thurs., Jan. 8, Main Office vs
Tues., Jan. 13, Weaving-Twisting
vs Main Office
Thurs., Jan. 15, Spinning-General
Tues., Jan. 20, Main Office vs
FIRST SHIFT BILLIARD
Tues., Jan. 6, Spinning vs Weaxing-
Mon., Jan. 12, Spinning vs General
Tues., Jan. 13, Twisting vs Weav-
Mon., Jan. 19, Twisting vs Spinning
Tues., Jan. 20, Weaving-Shop vs
FIRST SHIFT DUCK PINS
Wed., Jan. 7, Twisting vs Carding
Mon., Jan. 12, Twisting vs
Wed., Jan. 14, Spinning vs Cai
Mon., Jan. 19, Weaving-Shop
SECOND SHIFT DUCK
Thur., Jan. 8, Weaving-Carding'
Tues., Jan. 13, Spinning-Carding
Thursday, January 15, Weavi|‘
Tues., Jan. 20, Carding-TwistiJ*^
LADIES’ PIONEER BOWU^
Wed., Jan. 14, Firestone vs Thi’® ..
6:30 P. M.
Thurs., Jan. 15, Firestone vs .
8:00 P. M.
Tues., Jan. 13, Spinning vs Ca^ ^
Thurs., Jan. 15, Twisting vs
1:30 P. M.