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JANUARY 20, 1953 ^
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“It is the sincere desire of the
management of the Firestone Com
pany that this scholarship program
will make it possible for the child
ren of many of our employees, who
ordinarily could not afford a col
lege education, to benefit from ad
vanced educational opportunities.
“We hope that those students
who obtain a college education be
cause of the Firestone Scholarship
Program will be able to make
significant economic and social
contributions to their families,
their communities, and their coun
* * * ;
SCHOLARSHIPS will be allo
cated to various sections of the
country on the basis of proportion
ate Firestone employment, there
by assuring that children of all
emj)loyees will have equal oppor
tunity to win one of the college
education scholarships regardless
of where they may live. Only sons
and daughters of those employees
whose averages base pay does not
exceed $625 per month will be
considered for Firestone Scholar
Dr. H. E. Simmons, President
emeritus of the University of
Akron, assisted in the development
of the Firestone Scholarship Pro
gram. In May of last year, he was
retained by the Firestone Com
pany to make a study of educa
tional assistance programs.
The results of this study, and
consultations with officials of rep
resentative universities and edu
cational foundations, were com
bined to make the Firestone
Scholarship Program one of the
most helpful yet established. De
tails of administration of the pro
gram also were worked out during
the eight-month study.
Dr. Simmons will serve as
Executive Director of the Firestone
Deadline for all applications
has been established as April 1.
Announcement of the names of
the 15 winners of the 1953 Fire
stone Scholarship awards is
scheduled for early June.
Complete information on the
Firestone Scholarship Program,
and application forms now are
available at the Industrial Rela
Schedules Continued From
Tues., Jan. 27, Twisting vs General
7:00 P. M.
FIRST SHIFT DUCK PIJJS
Wed., Jan. 21, Twisting vs Spin
Mon., Jan. 26, Twisting vs Carding
Wed., Jan. 28, Spinning vs Weav-
6:00 P. M.
Thurs., Jan. 22, Weaving vs Spin
Tues., Jan. 27, Twisting vs Spin
Thurs., Jan. 29, Weaving vs Card
10:30 A. M.
Group Insurance Continued
From Page 2
The insurance staff headed by
Mrs. Minnie Kilby, with assistance
by Mrs. Bobbie Baldwin and Mrs.
Grace Reeves, visiting nurse, is
available to give information and
advice to employees during office
hours each day. This office is in
the new addition to Main Office
and can be reached through the
door at the rear of the Main Office
ONE of the largest World War II manufacturers of antiaircraft
guns again is tooled up to mass produce the more powerful electron
ically controlled gun mounts needed hy the U. S. Navy. First three-
inch, twin-fifty gun mount, weighing 17 tons, to be produced by The
Firestone Tire & Rubber Company is pictured above as it is in
spected by Harry S. Firestone, Jr., (left) Chairman of the Company.
Equipped with automatic loading devices and intricate radar fire-
control systems, the guns will hurl three-inch shells at low-or high
flying aircraft. During World War II, Firestone manufactured more
than 30,000 40-mm. gun mounts for both Navy and Army, as well
as 90-mm. cannon. With Mr. Firestone on the huge gun are Raymond
C. Firestone (right) and J. E. Trainer (center), Vice-Presidents of
the Company. The value of the initial Navy contract with Firestone
for these new gun mounts has been announced as $62,000,000. The
center firing station is the captain’s seat; he is the fire control
officer of the gun when it is operated independently from the
ship’s central fire control station.
Among The Bowlers
THESE are members of the Main Office bowling team, left to
right, Edith Lewis, Marguerite Styers, Margaret Spencer, Helen
Spencer, Carolyn Sanders, Mozelle Brockman, and Bobbie Baldwin.
These ladies have been leading competitors in bowling this season.
PICTURED above at the bowling alleys in the Men’s Club are
members of the First Shift Carding Team, left to right, Payton
Lewis, Wayne Broadway, Freddie Kessell, and Sam Honeycutt.
THE problem of shipping carbon
black, especially to foreign plants,
has been solved by an improved
container developed by The Fire
stone Tire & Rubber Company and
the Witco Chemical Company.
The transfer of carbon black,
packaged in paper hags, in and
out of railroad cars or trucks,
terminals and ships before arrival
at the consumer’s plant has al
ways presented a major problem.
Even a small tear in the paper bag
allowed the free-flowing, finely
powdered black to create a hazard.
Once in the open, a small wisp of
air would circulate the black in
all directions and contaminate
everything which it contacted.
Since carbon bldck is essential
in the manufacture of tires and
other rubber products. Firestone
and Witco collaborated in the de
velopment of a fiberboard carton
which supports an inner bag of
compressed carbon black weighing
50 pounds. The compressing of the
black removes the air from the
package and forms a briquette of
black, which, because of its densi
ty, helps to support the package.
The rectangular shape of the fiber
board outer container resists
punctures and is easy to handle.
If a puncture does occur, the com
pressed black does not flow out of
the rupture as it previously did
when it was loosely packaged in
Employees Fund Drive
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of contribution if employee desires
(employee may have all of his con
tribution deducted from his pay at
the rate of one dollar a week or
more), and (3) having recorded on
one card a record of all contribu
tions to organized charities—useful
information if contributions are
itemized on income tax returns.
Those employees who wish to
have their contribution deducted
from their pay will have the first
deduction made February 13, cov
ering the week ended Februry 7.
As mentioned, these deductions
must be as much as a dollar a
week and can be more if the em
ployee so desires.
The consolidated method of
raising funds for worthy charities
has been tried with success in
other Firestone plants as well as
other textile plants in Gastonia. It
is believed that the consolidation
of all drives into one, with its
added feature of payroll deduc
tions, will be mutually satisfactory
to all parties concerned, and that
the purpose of the drive will be
fulfilled with less inconvenience
on the part of employees than was
true under the separate drives
method used previously.
Little League Bowling
Place — Recreation Bowl each
TEAMS — Firestone, Red Shield,
Recreation Center, Optimist Club
W L Pet-
Firestone 29 4 .879
Red Sield 20 13 .606
Recreation Center 16 17 .458
Optimist Club 1 32 .030
Members of Firestone’s Team'
Donald Honeycutt, Bohby Tate,
Ronnie Ballard, Steve Smith, Buddy
Johnson, Tommy Ipock, Roland
Conrad, Jr., Robert Murray, Lenny
Bumgardner and Donald Bum-
Donald Honeycutt -75.4
Ronnie Ballard 65.4 .
Tommy Ipock ;
Roland Conrad, Jr
Lenny Bumgardner ^
Donald Bumgardner 45.0
Steve Smith 1
DENNY DOCKERY, pin boY
at the Men’s Club, has establish'
ed himself as a splendid conteH
der in Golden Gloves Boxing-
recently won the Open Feathei
weight Division title of the
tonia Golden Gloves, and
voted the most popular fightei'
the contest. After winning
Gastonia he entered the Hickoiy
Golden Gloves where, at thiS’
writing, he has progressed
the finals and will meet
Gilbert of Berryhill, N. C.,
deciding match. Gilbert, incide>^
tally, is the same opponent he
feated in the finals of the
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R-
U. S. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
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