MAY 25, 1953
United Defense Fund Leaders
Know Your Plant. . . .
Canteen Serves Employees Twice Each Shift
With Refreshing Beverages And Sandwiches
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER met with leaders of the United
Defense Fund at their conference in Washington recently. He is
shown at right as he talked with Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., (left),
Chairman of the USO (United Service Organizations) and Louis B.
Seltzer, Editor of the Cleveland Press and President of the United
Community Services. The United Defense Fund supports the USO
and five other national defense-related agencies. In an impromptu
speech to the group the President said that United Nations troops
will have to remain in the Korean area for “some time” after an
armistice is signed.
Holiday & Overtime Benefits
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(Note: For those who are not
scheduled to work on Christmas
Day it is a paid holiday as
follows: An employee with three
months service, or more, will
receive straight time pay for
Christmas Day unless he fails to
work the last full scheduled shift
before the holiday and the first
full scheduled shift after the
holiday. Failure to work the
scheduled shifts before and
after the holiday will be excused
only in the event of death in the
immediate family or because of
a disabling personal injury or
proven unavoidable illness start
ing or ending in the work week
during which Christmas Day
Those who are scheduled to
work on Christmas Day and fail
to do so will receive Christmas
holiday pay only if the absence is
due to death in the immediate
family or a disabling personal
injury or proven unavoidable
illness starting or ending in the
work week during which Christ
mas Day occurs.)
4. An employee is absent on
Tuesday, because he was injured
outside of the factory, the day be
fore a Christmas holiday on Wed
nesday. He works Monday, Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday. He was
not scheduled to work on Wed
nesday, Christmas Day; and he
does have 3 months’ service.
In the example above the em
ployee would be entitled to pay
ment for the Christmas holiday.
The reason for his absence is one
of those that does not disqualify
an employee for holiday pay. These
are: (a) Disabling personal injury
or proven unavoidable illness
starting or ending in the week dur
ing which the holiday occurs, (b)
Death in the immediate family.
Entries For Employee's
Photo Contest Must
Be In By May 30
IN a recent typical week of op
eration for the Company Canteen
30,312 soft drinks were purchased
by Firestone employees. Add to
that figure 8,000 sandwiches, 4,800
pies and a thousand bars of candy
or more—all purchased in the
period of a week—and one begins
to realize the rather large con
cession job being done by the eleven
refreshment clerks and helpers
who work under Supervisor Luther
Foy in the Canteen.
The Canteen, which is operated
for the sole benefit of the em
ployees, has kept pace with the in
crease in employment at this plant
through the years. Whatever
profits are realized from its op
eration go into a fund from which
Firestone’s recreation program is
financed. Mr. Foy who opened the
Canteen for Firestone Textiles
when the plant was acquired has
been on the job of supervisor ever
since. He has seen it grow from a
small beginning until it is now one
of the larger company operated
canteens in the South.
“The most popular sandwich is
the hot dog”, says Mr. Foy, “and
they’ll take the 12-ounce size soft
drink in the plant in preference to
the smaller sizes.” If pressed fur
ther, Mr. Foy will concede that
corned beef on a bun is a very
close competitor of the hot dog for
top popularity honors.
Helping Mr. Foy dispense this
large volume of sandwiches and
soft drinks are Deuel Redding,
Lennell Keenum, Henry Boyd,
James Crawford, John Morrow,
and Arthur Bradley. On the staff
of colored assistants are William
Moore, Callie B. Moore, Clarence
Duncan, and David Nichlos.
Employees are reminded that
the photographic contest closes
May 30. So far very few entries
have been received for this con
test at the Firestone News Office.
Photographs of any kind may be
entered so long as they were ac
tually photographed by the em
ployee making the entry. 1st, 2nd,
and 3rd prizes are being offered,
plus publication of the winning
entry in a future edition of the
Volume II, No. 10, May 25, 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.
Twistiiig—Nevie Dalton, Mable Hanna, Hazel Clark, Lassie
Crawford, Corrie Johnson, Dean Haun, El<’ase
Weaving—Mary Johnson, Lucille Davis, Inez Rhyne, Irene
Burroughs, Vivian Bumgardner, Nina Milton.
Cloth Room—Margie Waldrop,
Quality Cor.trol—Dealva Jacobs, Irene Buiroughs, Leila Rape,
Winding—Dorcas Atkinson, Mayzelle Lewis, Kathleen Hovis.
Warehouse—Bobby Smith, George Harper, Albert Meeks.
Main Office—Mozelle Brockman.
Superintendent’s Office—Sue Van Dyke.
Personnel Office—Flora Pence.
Refreshment Department—Deuel Redding.
Charles Tanner, twister tender,
and Mrs. Tanner announce the
birth of a son, John Charles, on
Monday, April 20.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Deaton an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Ronda Dale, on April 29. Mrs.
Deaton is the daughter of Mrs.
Ruby Head, spinner.
James Walls, doffer, and Mrs.
Walls announce the birth of a
daughter, Kathey, on April 7.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ledford
announce the birth of a daughter,
Carolyn Sue, on May 12. The baby
is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary
Newton, spooler tender.
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tipton an
nounce the birth of a baby girl,
Judy Mae, on May 5. Judy Mae is
the granddaughter of Mrs. Mae
Smith, spooler tender.
S.F.C. Charles W. Ward and
Mrs. Ward announce the birth of a
son on May 10, at the Army Hos
pital, Camp Gordon, Ga. Charles is
the son of W. B. Ward, second
hand, and Hazel Ward, spinner.
Mrs. Evie Thomas Passes
Unexpectedly April 20th
Mrs. Evie Thomas, Carding De
partment, died unexpectedly Mon
day, April 20 in a local hospital.
Mrs. Thomas is survived by her
husband, Jack Thomas of 12 South
Webb Street. She was buried at
Carter’s Chapel near Dublin, Ga.,
following the funeral service at
Loray Baptist Church in Gastonia.
REFRESHMENT CLERKS Lennel Keenum, Deuel Redding, and
Canteen Supervisor Luther Foy (left to right) pose beside one oi
the mobile canteen wagons which are taken into each department
twice during each shift. The wagons carry a variety of soft drinks
and hot and cold sandwiches.
Supervisor Luther Foy, above,
operates the change counter, a
machine that counts and pack
ages money many times faster
than it could be done by hand.
CALLIE B. MOORE, refresh'
ment assistant stands in one ®
the new large capacity refri^®^
ator rooms in the Refreshm®*^^
Tires Without Tubes
A TUBELESS TIRE for every form of transportation, po®^
goal of the rubber industry, became a reality with announcein
recently by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company of the developi^
of safer and stronger tires without tubes for all types of
including farm and giant earth-moving equipment. In 1950 Firest^
developed the Supreme tire—the first and only blowout-S
puncture-sealing and tubeless tire for passenger cars. The .
recent tubeless tires to be developed by Firestone are for ff j
tractors, farm implements and for trucks and airplanes. ^
without tubes are lighter in weight, can be changed more easily>
be adapted to lighter weight rims and eliminate annoying
flap troubles. As these tubeless tires replace tires with
thousands of pounds of rubber will be conserved by the jic
industry. The picture above illustrates the wide range of Fires
i. i i j
tubeless tires for automobiles, small trucks, large trucks,
jeeps, farm tractors, farm implements, airplanes, rock quarry
logging equipment and earth haulers. Typical users of the - j.
tubeless tires are (left to right) jeep driver Marine Sgt.
S. Brewster, Jr.; taxi driver Jack Kelly; secretary Barbara ^ p,
farmer Will Lyons; housewife Mrs. Jean Runion; truck driver
Dingmon, and Navy pilot Lt. Elmer M. Tollgaard.