APRIL 5, 1953
At Abernethy School. . .
Boys Play In Recreation’s Marble Tournament
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MARBLE CONTEST ACTION
Managers See New Respoolers
GENERAL MANAGER HAROLD MERCER, above, second
from right, points out to W. A. Karl, President of Firestone Textiles
Division, some of the advantages of the new 9x6 inch ply
respoolers located in the Second Floor Rayon Twisting Department.
Others in the picture are, F. A. Austin, left, General Manager of
Firestone Textiles, Ltd., Woodstock, Ont., and E. S. Sweeney, right,
General Manager of Firestone Textiles, Inc., Bennettsville, S. C.
The department being inspected by the general managers is
considered to be one of the most modern rayon tire cord twisting and
weaving rooms in the country. Some of the outstanding advantages
of the new 9x6 inch respoolers over the 8x5 inch machines now in
operation on the fourth and fifth floors are: (1) Inasmuch as the
9x6 inch spool contains 70 per cent more yarn than the 8x5 inch
spool, there is a reduction in the number of spools to be handled by
respooler tenders and cable twister doffers. (2) The removal of
trays from the tops of the spoolers improves operator’s vision
throughout the room and reduces the hazard of spools falling on
operators and machinery from elevated trays. (3) A general im
provement in the flow of materials around the respoolers.
Volume II, No. 7, April 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, 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.
3Iain Office—Mozelle Brockman.
Superintendent’s Office—Sue Van Dyke.
Personnel Office—Flora Pence.
Refreshment Department—Deuel Redding.
ABOUT 25 boys of the Firestone
Community entered the Marble
Contest held at Abernethy School
Playground at 4:00 p. m., on March
24. The contest was sponsored by
the Recreation Department of Fire
stone Textiles for grade school
To decide who would shoot first
in each game, the boys rolled their
“toys”, or shooting marbles, at a
line drawn in the sand 10 feet a-
way. The boy whose marble stopped
closest to the line got first shot in
the game. For the game proper,
the boys shot at a cross of 12
marbles located in the center of a
Champ marbles, as some of the
youngsters called their favorite
“toys”, shot out from the playing
rings at every possible angle dur
ing the games. To win an individual
game, the player had to knock 7
marbles out of 12 from the ring.
The boys played about 100
games, with the winners in each
game pairing off until a champion
was declared. In the finals, Rodney
Nolen and Melvin Stewart were
paired. By winning two out of
three games from Rodney, young
Melvin Stewart, 6th grader at
Abernethy School, won the champ
ionship. He and runner-up Rodney
Nolen will each receive baseball
gloves and bats for their efforts.
Hazel H. Ballard
Carrie J. Hardin
Marie J. Jones
Helen B. Williams
William F. Rockett
Fred R. Tate
Virginia E. Dale
Edna J. Howard
Phelmer P. Barrett
Mary N. Wilkes
Trula B. Ball
Lassie M. Crawford
Wm. W. Patterson
Helen J. Seay
Harry J. Callahan
MRS. C. S. FALLS
Mrs. C. S. Falls of Kings Moun
tain, mother of Cicero Falls, Ship
ping Department, died at the Kings
Mountain Hospital, March 15.
Deepest sympathy is extended to
Mr. Falls and his family.
C. W. LEE
Mr. C. W. Lee, father of Mrs.
Brannon Cox, winder tender, died
suddenly on March 24 at his home
on Mountain View Street, South
Gastonia. Deepest sympathy is ex
tended to Mrs. Cox and family in
the bereavement of this loved one.
T. J. GALLOWAY poses above with several of his White Face
Hereford yearlings. Mr. Galloway’s pasture, situated as it is at the
foot of Crowder’s Mountain, is ideally suited for cattle raising-
It has a natural supply of water, abundant grass during the summer
months, and shaded areas—all needed to make a good pasture.
What’s Your Hobby?
T. J. Galloway Raises White
Face Hereford Calves As Hobby
IF one puts on overalls, an old
hat, comfortable shoes, and follows
Carding Fixer T. J. Galloway out
into his 15-acre pasture, a vision of
the happy life “down on the farm”
will unfold before the eyes.
Although raising calves is a
hobby with Mr. Galloway, he
handles his baby beeves with the
skill of a western ranch hand, and
the good sense of a cattle man. “It’s
just a hobby”, he says smilingly,
“but I don't mind making a little
money when the chance comes a-
The chance seems to come along
about as frequently as he can
fatten a baby beef to market size.
Buyers know about Mr. Galloway’s
hobby. They manage to get him to
part with his pets when they get
too big to be chummy with.
Some of his present stock of
yearlings (calves between one and
two years old) are reaching that
stage. “Take that one for instance,”
he pointed out one of the larger
animals in his herd, “he’s getting a
little too frisky to play with.”
(With that word of advice the re
porter maintained a discreet dis
tance from “Benjamin”, a one-
year old Hereford bull.)
Mr. Galloway started raising
calves two years ago and has had
as many as 10 in his herd at one
time. At present he has six calves,
or yearlings to be technically
correct, and one cow.
He buys the calves when they are
about 10 days old and raises them
by bottle feeding. As soon as they
are old enough to graze, he turns
them out into the pasture. “Dur
ing the spring and summer
months,” Mr. Galloway declares,
“they live from grass in this pas
The pasture, incidentally, is a
matter of great interest to Mr.
Galloway. He means to eventually
have a permanent year round
ture for his cattle. In addition
hopes to have it bountifully stocl'
ed with quail and pheasant
many hunting seasons pass.
Mr. Galloway and his
Annie, are both 18-year employ®®
at Firestone. Mrs. Galloway
tailing machine operator m
Spooling Department. They live
Route 2, Bessemer City.
Mrs. Dorothy Briggs Hall
Mr. and Mrs. Martie Briggs
nounce the marriage of ^ ,
daughter, Dorothy, to Lathon
on March 15, at York, S. C.
Mr. Hall, who is employed
Twisting Department, and his ^
make their home on West