PAGE FOUR Tire$ton0 NEWS JANUARY 5, 1953 IN BRIEF CARDING The employees of the Third Shift Carding Department welcome Bennie Norris, Mack Laws, Joe Jolly, and several others to this department. Hudy Webb, speeder tender, has returned to his work having been out several days due to illness. S. L. Owens, overseer, Carl James, section man, Lee Owens, overhauler, Bobby and James Owens visited Mrs. James, mother of Carl James, in Liberty, S. C. re cently. SPINNING Mrs. Lucille Givens, spiimer, her husband Joe, and family visited their son at Butner Youth Center ofi Christmas Day. Ralph Danny Costner, five- weeks old son of Ralph Costner, doffer, has been in the hospital recently. Danny is feelirig much better now. Mrs. Lula Hammonds, mother of Letha Hammonds, spinner, has been in the Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N. C. Mrs. Ham monds is showing much improve ment. SPOOLING Mrs. Gertrude Hamilton, warper tender, spent the week of Christ mas in Chicago, 111. visiting her sister. Robert Hyde of Robbinsville visited his sister, Mrs. Daisy Wil liams, reclaimer, on December 22. Mrs. Addline Stevenson, mother- in-law of Mrs. Hattie Stevenson, winder tender, died December 19. Mrs. Stevenson was buried in Bryson City, N. C. Mrs. Frances Player, winder ten der, spent the Christmas holidays in Rutherfordton and Forest City, N. C. with her brother and sister. Mrs. Sarah Nichols, warper ten der, and family had as guests on December 21, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Carlston and daughter of James town, N. Y. Mr. Carlston was a buddy of Mr. Nichols while they were in the service. Mrs. Robert Graham, winder tender, had as guests for Christ mas, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rhyne, the latter her daughter, of Clem- son, S. C. Vera Short, spooler tender, had as guests the week of Christmas, J. L. Shehane, Jr., and family of Baltimore, Md. Ruth Davis, daughter of Mrs. Grady Davis, reclaimer, spent the Christmas holidays at home. Miss Davis is a student at Woman’s College, Greensboro, N. C. Maggie Reed, spooler tender, had her sister as a guest the week end of December 20. Mrs. Grady Davis, reclaimer, at tended the wedding of her neice, Miss Arline Hartman, the week end of December 20 in Cleveland County. TWISTING Mrs. Ina Stiles, respooler, and her husband, Lawrence, spent the week end of December 20 with their son. Rev. and Mrs, J. W. Stiles in Asheville, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Stiles left for Tampa, Fla, on December 22 to spend a week with their daughter, Mrs, Owen V, Sells and her hus band. Twister Tender Jess Shehane and family had as their guests during the Christmas holidays, his son. Mr, and Mrs, J, L. Shehane and family of Baltimore, Md. The women employees of the Twisting Department enjoyed their Christmas Party on December 16 at the Girls’ Club. Mrs. Annie Cosey was in charge of the pro- gi'am. Twister Tender Walter Hughes and Mrs. Evelyn Hughes, respooler, had their son, Buddy, home for Christmas, Buddy is stationed in Texas, Mr, and Mrs. K, H. Keisler an nounce the birth of a baby boy, Kenneth Hendrix, Jr., weighing 8 pounds, and born at the Garrison General Hospital recently, K. H, Keisler is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Keisler, both of the Twisting Department. Mrs. Mable Hanna, tie-in-hand, and her Bible Class of West Avenue Presbyterian Church en joyed a Christmas party and wrapped gifts for the members unable to attend on December 15, The class met with Mrs. Ed Spencer on Firestone Street. Mrs. Maybell Keisler, reclaimer, Mr, and Mrs, Jerry Keisler spent the week end of December 13 in Columbia, S, C, with Mrs. Stella Keisler, Mrs, Keisler returned to Gastonia with them to visit other relatives during the Christmas Holidays. Mrs. Annie Lunsford, oiler, re ceived a letter from her son, Pfc, James Lunsford, that he is on his way home from Korea. James has been in Korea 13 months and was wounded on March 9, 1952, Twister Tender A. J. Webb and Mrs. Webb announce the birth of a daughter, Carolyn Patricia, born on December 18. Jo Ann Johnson, daughter of Mrs. Corrie Johnson, reclaimer, and W. A. Johnson, head changer in Spinning Department, is home from the Wesleyan Methodist Col lege, Central, S. C. for the Christ mas holidays. WEAVING Mrs. Sara Davis, change hand, is back at work after being out due to illness for several days. Mrs. Kattie Webster, battery hand, has as guest, her mother, Mrs. Vera Few of Lanett, Ala. Miss Nina Milton, smash hand, spent Sunday, December 21 with Mr. and Mrs. John Caps, Mrs. Audrey Seymore, battery hand, and her husband have pur chased a new home near Kings Mountain. Miss Glenna Hamrick spent Thanksgiving with her mother, Mrs. Earline Gordon, weaver. Miss Lessie Tanner, smash hand, and her mother spent the week end in Georgetown, S, C, visiting rela tives. Mrs. Bertie Grant, battery hand, has recently been on the sick list. Cole Whitaker, loom fixer, has returned to work after a week’s vacation. Mrs. Udine Dilling, battery hand, visited in Central, S. C. Thursday, December 25, While there she heard the “Messiah” presented by the College Choir of which her hus band, Bill, is a member. Mrs. Audrey Mathis, smash hand, had as holiday guests, her sister, Mrs. Viola Mullis and son from Chapel Hill, N. C. Jimmy Dobbins, son of Mrs. Blanch Dobbins, weaver, and James Dobbins, fixer, is home for the Christmas holidays. George Dill, weaver, and family spent the Christmas holidays with their son, George, Jr., and his family in Hailwood, Va, James Saylor, creeler, and Mrs, Saylor along with friends spent the week end of December 20 in Molus, Ky, They had to stop over in Morris Town due to 22 inches of snow. The tie-in-hands and inspectors of the Weaving Department en joyed their annual Christmas Party December 15 at Jolly’s Restaurant. They exchanged their gifts at the home of Christine Davis, MAIN OFFICE B. J. Magner, main office, has returned to Gastonia after spend ing the holidays with his family and friends in Newburyport and New Bedford, Mass. Members of the office personnel entertained jointly at a luncheon Tuesday, December 30 at the New South Restta^rant in honor of William Jackson who terminated his employ December 31 to accept another position, A beautiful brief case was presented to Bill by the office personnel along with their best wishes. Sgt, and Mrs. Donald Horne of Pembroke, Ky, spent the Christ mas holilays in Gastonia visiting with Arley C. Tanner, Twisting De partment, father of Mrs. Horne. He also visited Miss Myrtle Brad ley and Mrs. Eula Wilson, main of fice, while in Gastonia, Sgt, Horne is stationed at Clarksville Base, Clarksville, Tenn. Mrs. Helen Price, main office, and husband, Billy, had as guests during the Christmas holidays, Mr, and Mrs, Bill Miller and their daughter, Anne, of Charleston, S. C. Mrs. Mildred Mack, main office, her husband Raymond, and child ren, Rebecca and Eugene, spent the holidays in Union, S. C, visiting with Mr, and Mrs, J. E, Mack, par ents of Raymond Mack. The Macks spent Christmas Day with Mr, and Mrs, Kenneth Dobbins of Lockhart, S. C. Mrs. Beatrice McCarter, main of fice, and Howard McCarter of Spinning Department, had as guests during the Christmas holi days, Mrs. Jessie White and family of Lenoir, N. C,, Mr. and Mrs, Claude Woodard and small son, Jimmy, of Waynesville, N. C, Pioneer League Bowlers MEMBERS of Firestone Textiles’ entry in the Ladies’ Pioneer Bowling League pose above, left to right, Mrs. Bobbie Baldwin, Mrs* Dorcas Atkinson, Miss Nell Balick, Mrs, Ann Turner, Mrs, Jane Rice. Other members, not appearing in picture, are Mrs, Helen Guffey^ and Miss Sue Van Dyke. High Level Employmenf Predicted Continued From Page 1 SHOP Mrs, Ann Davis Jenkins, daugli- ter of Plumbing Foreman Lowery Davis and Mrs, Davis, talked with her husband, Robert, on the tele phone December 21, which was their wedding anniversary. He is in the service and is stationed in Manila. Plant Engineer W. G. Henson and Mrs. Henson attended the funeral services of W. O. Henson on December 18 at Forest City, N. C. Millwright Marvin Chastain is able to be out again after being in the Gaston Memorial Hospital for several days. The employees of the Shop en joyed their annual Christmas Party which was held on December 22. Everybody enjoyed the games and delicious food. Miss Sara Little, sister of Lathe Operator Cramer Little, and 30 junior boys, which she supervises at the Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem, received a 21 inch Console model television set from friends here in Gastonia. There are 60 boys in one building, Sale of these plants to private industry, with the oppoi'tunity of operating them free of controls, will stimulate competition. This, in turn, should lead to the develop ment of many more new and im proved rubber products, which will benefit the public, the Govern ment and the manufacturer. Because of the lifting in 1952 of restrictions on the uses of synthetic and natural rubber, the year 1953 will see these two com modities freely competing on the basis of quality for the first time. Such a condition is extremely de sirable and it will result in the further improvement and develop ment of many rubber products. Business prospects for tire deal ers in 1953 are very encouraging because of an eight per cent in crease in the number of potential purchasers of replacement tires. In 1953, there will be on the road 2,850,000 more passenger cars, trucks, and buses two or more years old than there were in 1952, However, unit sales of all types of tires should go up ten per cent because depleted stocks of truck and bus tires will be replenished. Our Company continues to be an important supplier of defense products. These include recoilless 30 boys which are under another house mother. Miss Little was a former employee of Firestone Tex tiles, Hill Panther, carpenter, wlio has been ill for several months, was remembered on Christmas Day with a nice amount of money from some of his friends in the Shop. rifles; cannon, tracks, bogie wheelij and bogie rollers for combat tanks’’ aircraft rockets; gas masks; flatable life boats, and bridge tons; fuel cells, engine containeiS and jet engine parts for miUtai^ aircraft; the newly developed Navy twin, three-inch, fifty-cali' ber antiaircraft gun; in additio’^ to tires, tubes, rims, repair terials and other products, Furthei progress was made on the develop ment of a new and revolutionaiJ^ defense weapon. We are in production on one o the most important guided missil®^’ the manufacture of which estab lishes our Company as a supplier of these newest weapo||^ of war. At the request of Government we took on comp lete ent nt responsibility for the managetti and operation of the Governiw®’^* arsenal, for the loading and age of bombs and artillery shells a Ravenna, Ohio, While the continuation of present high level of business tivity is indicated for the ahead, the level potentially is higher. To leach the higher is the challenge facing today. The extent to which ^ challenge is met depends upon extent to which courage and ^ tive forces are exerted toWai new and improved products services that will give increasi*^ ly greater value to the consume Courage and creativeness therefore, the foundations up ofl which business can build a' prosperity for. all of us in coming year. tel’ SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R* U. S. POSTAGE PAID GASTONIA, N. C. PERMIT NO. 29

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