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Holiday & Overtime Benefits (Continued From Page 1) (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 occurs. 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 News. FIRESTONE NEWS 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 Department Reporters 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 Austin. 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, Catherine Isham. Winding—Dorcas Atkinson, Mayzelle Lewis, Kathleen Hovis. Shop—Cramer Little. 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. su m 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. i 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®*^^ Department. Tires Without Tubes ■P 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.

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