J'EBRUARY 5, 1953
Sunday, January 11, Mr. and Mrs.
J, H. Taylor of Dallas.
Kermit Taylor, yarn man, spent
^ few days recently in Murphy,
C., visiting friends and relatives.
Glenn Jones, Jr., son-in-law^ of
Mfs. Brannon Cox, tailing hand,
left recently for the Army.
Cpl. Fred Walker, Jr., brother
Thomas Walker, sweeper, is
home on a furlough. Fred has been
in Korea for the past year and he
is to report to the base at Mississi
ppi when his leave is up.
Mrs, Gertrude Hampton, warper
tender, Mrs. Lily Spencer, spooler
tender, and Lottie Mae Robinson,
'vinder hand, are on the sick list.
Wishes for a speedy recovery are
sent to them.
The employees of the Spooling
I^epartment welcome Ralph Wil
liams, sweeper, and Roy Palmer,
yai'n man, to this department.
Mrs .Virginia Eaker, spooler ten-
^ler, had as guests recently, Mrs.
Aline Dodgen and family.
Junior Hart, creeler, was called
to Ferguson, N. C., where his
father-in-law is seriously ill. Wish
es for a speedy recovery are sent
Mrs. Mildred Smith, warper
helper, and Hazel Newton, warper
tender, have returned to work after
being out with flu.
Wishes for a speedy recovery are
sent to Johnny Reed, son of Mrs.
Maggie Reed, spooler tender.
Hazel Owens, winder tender, has
1‘eturned to work after a seven
Months’ leave of absence
Robert Thompson, sweeper, is
taking a week’s vacation in Copper
Tenn. He wants to get i
^onie hunting while there.
Mrs. Hazel Clark, tie-in-hand,
and Walter R. Polston, twister ten
der, have returned to work after
several days’ absence because of
Miss Wanda Dockery, daughter
of Mrs. Bonnie Dockery, reclaimer,
has been sick recently with flu.
W. A. Southard, father of Mrs.
Stella Connor, respooler, is re
covering nicely from an operation
he had recently.
Pfc. Jimmie Crisp, brother of
Wayne Crisp, doffer, recently
spent a 30-day furlough at home
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Crisp. Jimmie has been in Ger
many for one year and will return
to Germany for another 10 months.
He, also, was a former employee of
Firestone Textiles before entering
Pledge Savage, twister tender,
has returned to work after a
week’s vacation. Mr. Savage kill
ed hogs while on vacation and has
plenty of hog meat and turkeys in
his freezer locker.
Charles Hart, beamer tender,
left January 19 to enter the United
Pfc. Edward Tart, Jr., son of
Edward Tart, Sr., twister tender,
and Mrs. Marie Tart, respooler, has
returned to Camp in Oakland
Calif., after spending a 15-day fur
lough at home.
The employees of the Twisting
Department welcome Dewitt Smith,
Fred Hollowag, Junior Jones, and
Marion Hughes to this department.
Twister Tender Bart Allen and
Mrs. Allen had as dinner guests
Mrs. Ruby Spencer, smash hand,
along with her daughters, visited
her husband, Bernette Spencer in
Great Falls, S. C., Sunday, January
George Honeycutt, fixer, and
Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, battery
hand, visited in Valdese, N, C., the
week end of January 17. Mrs.
Honeycutt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Costner, returned home with them.
Mrs. Eva Henson, quiller tender,
is on the sick list. Wishes for a
speedy recovery are sent to her,
Cpl. J, Kenneth Powers, son of
Paul Powers, weaver, and Mrs.
Powers, battery hand, is spending
a few days’ furlough at home be
fore leaving for overseas duty in
Korea. He has been stationed at
Camp Lejeune, N. C.
Pfc. John F. Ferguson is spend
ing the week with his sister, Mrs.
Lucille Davis, change hand. He is
just back from 21 months duty in
Mrs. Aliene Nelson, smash hand,
spent December 4 in Charlotte.
Mrs. Lillie Crain, weaver, her
husband and daughter spent the
holidays in Danville, Va.
Mrs. Risbeth Webb, battery
hand, and husband visited their son
Dan, in Rock Hill, S. C., during
the holidays. The Dan Webbs are
the proud parents of a baby girl
born December 14.
Mrs. Ellen Posey, battery hand,
had as her guests on Sunday, Jan
uary 4, her brother, Paul Ballew,
and family of Michigan City, Ind.
Don Carpenter, son of R. G.
Carpenter, loom fixer, is home on
furlough. Don is a former em
ployee of Firestone and has been
in Korea five months.
Mrs. Jimmy Blanton has return
ed to Pensacola, Fla., after a visit
with her mother, Mrs. Earline
Miss Glenna Hamrick, daughter
of Mrs. Earline Gordon is a pa
tient at the Garrison General Hos
Purvis T. Cloninger, weaver,
visited his daughter in Washington,
D. C., during the holidays.
Assistant IMant Engineer H. A.
Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen spent
a week’s vacation in the central
part of Florida. They visited in
Silver Springs, Orlando, and a few
Painter Roy Chastain and Mrs.
Chastain moved recently into their
new home on the Kings Mountain
Mr. J. C. Milton of Greenville,
S. C. spent the holidays with his
sister. Miss Nina Milton, draw-in-
Mrs. Evelyn Barrett, change
hand, and husband spent the holi
days with the former’s mother in
Western North Carolina.
Mrs, Annie Mae McMillen, wind
er tender, has entered the Gaston
Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The employees of the Second
Shift Winding welcome Miss Ruby
Heafner, winder tender, to their
The employees of the Second
Shift Winding Department gave
Mrs. Juanita Gamble, winder ten
der, a household shower on Janu
Mrs. Marion Cable, winder ten
der, has returned to work after a
Mr, E, J. Mechem, comptroller,
and Mrs. Mechem, have as their
guest, their daughter, Mrs. K. R.
Kirsh of Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Kirsh
has been living at Camp Polk, La.,
with her husband. Lieutenant
Kirsh, who left from New York on
January 23, enroute to Germany.
Mrs. Kirsh expects to join her
husband after an extended visit
Mrs. W. F. Bradley, mother of
Mrs. Eula Wilson, Miss Myrtle
Bradley, both of Main Office, A.
C. Bradley, Refreshment Depart
ment, and John S. Bradley, Twist
ing Department, continues critical
ly ill at her home on Linwood Road.
The entire office personnel ex
press to each one, their sincere
concern and heart-felt desire for
Mrs. Bradley’s speedy recovery.
Mrs, Mozelle Brockman, main
office, and Miss Nell Bolick, Spool
ing Department, entertained joint
ly Monday evening, January It) at
the Firestone Girls’ Club in comp
liment to Mrs. James Hilton, the
former Miss Virginia Brewej'.
Approximately 25 guests made up
the party. Mrs. Hilton was remem
bered with a miscellaneous shower
Mr. T. B. Ipock, Sr., father of T,
B, Ipock, Jr,, Industrial Relations
Director, is recuperating very nice
ly at his home in Asheville, N. C.,
after a recent illness.
Senior Time Study Engineer J.
M. Cooper spent a few days recent
ly in Roanoke, Va., on Company
Inquiring Reporter Asks: 'What Do You Think Of Community Fund?
--J 1 rnir«TYiiinU\r Fnnfl At t.hp, time of the interviews, not one of the five v
the first annual Community Fund drive is now an accomplished fact, and
^Ofe important, a grand success. The results of the drive are indication enough that
people at Firestone Textiles like the new and consolidated method of raising
ftioney for charities. Before the results were announced, however, the inquiring
^^eporter set forth to interview at random five employees as to their opinion of
the Community Fund. At the time of the interviews, not one of the five was
doubtful of the outcome of the drive. Nor were any of the five in any way critical
of the plan. It all adds up to strong, near-unanimous support of the plan by
Firestone’s employees, who speak for themselves as follows;
t « -r
Buddy sanders, waste
^ouse, likes the new plan be-
^'^Use he finds it less trouble to
*^ake one donation each year
father than a half-dozen or
Says he, “Fm glad they
^ii^e the payroll deduction idea
The money I have deducted I
miss, and it makes me feel
f®®d to know that my donation
fight Infantile Paralysis as
^^ll as a good many other dread
j^^^^ases, etc.” Buddy, who has
employed at Firestone for
years, lives at 606 West Har-
ALONZO GADDIS, Supply
Room, adds another affirmative
vote for the Community Fund.
“I like it better, all right,” says
Ml-. Gaddis, “and I hope all Fire
stone employees participate in it.
That payroll deduction is the
thing I like especially, because
I’ll never miss the small amount
to be deducted weekly from my
pay envelope—and that should
go for everybody. My advice to
others would be, 'give as gener
ously as you can’.” Mr. Gaddis,
and his wife, live at 907 West
Main Street. They have five
ALFRED CASKEY, picker
fixer, says he can see no objec
tion to the new method of raising
money for the various national
charities Firestone Textiles em
ployees—and Americans general
ly—have supported heretofore
in individual drives. “In fact,”
says Mr. Caskey, “I think 90 pei’-
cent or more of Firestone’s em
ployees at Gastonia will par
ticipate.” Mr. Caskey, his wife
and his four children live at 309
South Trenton Street.
CHARLES M. PLYER, weav
ing overhauler, has this to say
in behalf of the Community
Fund. “I think it’s the best all
round thing this plant ever tried.
There are people who will con
tribute to the Community Fund,
by means of payi’oll deduction,
who might not give to the vari
ous charities represented by the
Fund if cash only were accept
able. I hope the first annual
drive for the Community Fund
is a big success.” Mr. Plyler, an
11-year employee, lives at 108
South Dalton Street, His wife,
Eva, is a respooler.
FRANK BROWN, shop labor
er, says, “Sure, I think it’s a
good system and that’s exactly
what I told the others I work
with. I had been contributing to
each charity as it came along
under the old setup, now I am
glad they have a more conven
ient way of collecting money for
charity. I think everybody at
Firestone will like the new
Community Fund.” Frank lives
at 918 North Boyce Street, is
married and has a daughter, 19.