It’s baseball time again at Fire stone Textiles, If you are interested in playing, or having your son play, contact the Recreation De- partmient. There’s a league for every age group: Little, Pony, Little Bigger, and Industrial. GASTONIA Enjoy the facilities of Camp Firestone. Reservations available for employees and their immediate families at the Industrial Rela tions Office. VOLUME II GASTONIA, N. C., MAY 10, 1953 NO. 9 Buys The Best I^UYS SUPREMES—Elvin Galloway, left, of the Opening Room, some expert advice on the new Firestone Supreme tire from Charles Moore, manager of the Firestone Store in Gastonia. Mr. Gallo-Way was the first clock employee at this plant to buy a set these tires for his car, shown in the background. The Firestone ^'^Preme tire is the world’s first and only blowout-safe, puncture- tubeless tire. Company Vacation Facility Ready To Receive Employees And Families; Flynn Is Custodian Vacationers at Camp Firestone this summer will be greeted by a new custodian, John Flynn, who assumed the job of maintaining the camp as the season got under way this month. A more familiar custodian, Joe Beech, now retired, will in all probability be on hand for at least a part of the time to welcome back to the camp old friends of long standing. The welcome mat is out at Camp Firestone—with, perhaps, more gleam and sparkle than ever—for Firestone Textiles employees and their immediate families. A pro gram of improvement, undertaken last year, has been completed. These improvements—better camp road, new sanitary system, improv ed outdoor kitchen facilities—have boosted the camp’s popularity with Firestone folks. On the basis of camp reservations already made for the summer, this could easily be the biggest year yet for this employees’ vacation center. (Continued On Page 4) JOHN FLYNN, left, is the new custodian at Camp Firestone. His job is to see that those employees who use the camp are given an opportunity to use its facilities to the fullest. Mrs. Bertha Broome, right, a spinner, is making good use of one of the numerous recrea tional facilities—horseshoes. Camp Firestone WrX’- above are iilusti-ated a few of the activities and facilities aTv.;^*^ ^6re }g their families at Camp Firestone; (1) The boat landing *■ ’ ‘ ■— wivinp- nlatform. When hot weather ...... "■f'^oyees and their families at i^amp r, - th ! also as a fishing pier and diving platform. When hot weather (II busiest area at the camp-the focal point of sports and i, and man-made scenic beauty Lake James, on wtach the camp S" '-ake’jl°‘“-®Wpped by few lakes in the state. The bridge crosses directly over d a Point The inset shows a fisherman’s view of the surrounding hi s Mteh"‘ ”;'>«»ol<i„g the dam. (3) Families using the bunkhouses ^e tage out- M ® in thi 'iining hut, conveniently located on the water front Seated at the !“W ® is Char es pLr rieht and members of his family and friends. '^■XPloyed L thr^Y C. Wearing. Another employee, Mrs. Betty Martin, is seated at left. Her daughter, Becky, Little Miss Firestone of 1952, is seated beside her. (4) Horseshoe pitching is a constant favorite for camp visitors. Two areas for this game are provided: one beside cabin No. 1, and another at the water front. In the picture above, employees William Broome and Mrs. Dorothy Owenby measure a “tie”. (5) Fishing is the sport that has made Lake James famous in this section of North Carolina. Taking a breather from a trolling operation is J. B. Reeves, husband of Plant Nurse Grace Reeves. (6) A good many folks combine fishing and boating with perhaps more emphasis on boating, as is the case with the ladies in the outboard motor boat. That the two can be combined successfully, however, is evidenced by the string of “crappies”, shown in the inset, which are similar to several fine specimens caught by the boating ladies.

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