MAY 25, 1953
CPL. DAVID E. NEWTON,
son of Mrs. Blanch Newton,
winder tender, is now stationed
at Camp Lejeune. His address is
as follows: Cpl. David E. Newton
1249381, A “Co” 2nd Eng Bn.,
2nd Marine Division, Camp Le
jeune, N. C.
FORMER employee James C.
Massey, now an airman, is serv
ing with the Navy in Japan. His
mother, Mrs. Mae Massey, re
spooler, says he would be very
glad to hear from his friends at
the plant. His service address:
A/3C James C. Massey, A. F.
14404635, 374th Comm. Sydn.,
APO 704, c/o Post Master, San
Mrs. Ruby Louise Ray and Me
chanic Hoyt Davis were united in
marriage on April 22 in York,
S. C., with the Judge E. Gettys
Nunn performing the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Davis are now at
home on McLain Avenue in Gas
Ray Calhoun, son of Mrs. Mary
Newton, spooler tender, and Miss
Mary Hanna were united in mar
riage on May 10, in York, S. C.
Miss Barbara Redding, daughter
of Deuel Redding, Refreshment De
partment, and Mrs. Redding, and
Fred Whitworth, son of Mr, W. V.
Whitworth, were united in mar
riage on April 26, 1953. They were
married in York, S. C. Accompany
ing them to York were Miss Helen
Coster, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hughes.
The bride wore a beautiful pink
and grey check suit with white ac
News In Brief
(Continued From Page 3)
Mrs. Stella Wright, wife of
Overseer Hugh Wright, is visiting
with friends in Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Mildred McLeymore, in
spector, and family visited the
former’s father, J. C. Barrett of
Nicholson, Ga., who recently had
a heart attack.
Mrs. Bonnie Moses attended the
Bosses Banquet held at the Ma
sonic Temple, Thursday, May 5,
.with her daughter, Marie Moses.
Marie is a Distributive Education
student at Gastonia High School.
Mrs. Margaret Davis is taking
one week of vacation this week.
Reggie Rhyne, son of Inez
Rhyne, inspector, has been sick
with mumps recently. Best wishes
for a speedy recovery are sent to
Ted Townsend, doffer, recently
took his daughter back to Winston-
Salem Hospital for a check up. She
is getting along fine.
- Little Tomilene Moses, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mos^s,
both employees of the Cloth Room,
was taken back to the Baptist
Hospital for a check up recently.
-Tomilene will have to go back
again on May 28.
Painter Ernest Givens and E'ec-
I trician Horace Robinson are pa-
I tients at the Gaston Memorial
' Hospital. Best wishes for a speedy
recovery are sent to them.
Helper Frank Montgomery serv
ed as cook for a group from the
I Twisting Department recently at
j Bridgewater. Frank is much in de-
; mand during the summer week
ends for different groups attend-
. ing Camp Firestone.
Likes To Dance
LITTLE KAREN WARD,
daughter of Mrs. Louise Ward of
Main Office, is Recreation Di
rector Ralph Johnson’s willing
square dance pardner in the
close-up taken at the Main
Office Party and Square Dance
recently. The party, held in the
Firestone Dining Room, was
hailed a success by those in
Misses Myrtle Bradley and Edith
Lewis attended the Business
Women’s session of Kings Moun
tain Presbyterial held in Ruther-
fordton Presbyterian Church on
Thursday evening, April 30. Din
ner was served by the women of
the Rutherfordton Church at 6:30
p. m. After dinner a very interest
ing program was enjoyed. Speak
ing on the program were Mrs.
John Talmadge, Missionary to
Korea; Mrs. A. R. Craig, Bible
teacher and former missionary to
China; Mrs. Rufus Wilson of Bur
lington, N. C., President of North
Carolina Synodical; and Mrs. Paul
Mauney, President of Kings Moun
tain Presbyterial. Miss Bradley is
chairman of Business Women’s
Circles in the Presbyterial and was
present for the Executive Board
meeting which was held at 3:30 in
Mrs. Eula B. Wilson, Supervisor
of Payroll Department, and hus
band, Clayton, spent the week end
of May 9-10, at the Neal Hawkins
farm at Hendersonville.
June Badger is a newcomer to
the Personnel Department, assist
ing Recreation Director Ralph
Johnson. Mr. Badger will be work
ing part-time in recreation begin
ning at 4:00 p. m. each evening.
He is married to the former Miss
Annie Guin and they have two
boys. Gary, the eldest, is in the Air
Force and is stationed in Texas.
Gerald is in the 10th grade at Gas
tonia High School. The employees
of Personnel extend a hearty wel
come to Mr. Badger.
3n iWemoriam |
MR. L. J. MILLER
L. J. Miller, brother of Watch
man William T. Miller, died on
May 9, in Macon, Ga.
MR. HERMAN NEESMITH
Herman Neesmith died at the
age of 58 on April 3, 1953, at
Lyons, Ga. Mr. Neesmith was the
brother of T. J. Neesmith, Jr.,
Supervisors At Safety Conference
MR. W. W. BROOKSHIRE
W. W. Brookshire, brother of
Mrs. Nervie Barbee, respooler, died
on May 6, 1953, at Copper Hill,
FIFTEEN YEAR PINS
Tommy E. Gibson
Alton R. Tarte
TEN YEAR PINS
Edna C. Dawkins
Annie B. Stowe
Pearl K. D. Burdette
Claude R. Rogers
Ruby Mae Hanna
FIVE YEAR PINS
Lorene D. England
Donald R. Kelly
AT SAFETY MEET—H. S. Baucom, right, safety director foi
the North Carolina Industrial Commission takes time at the recently
conducted 23rd N. C. Safety Conference to pose with several Fire
stone delegates. The group, appropriately placed with the Industrial
Commission’s booth in the background, include, reading from left,
Second Hands Hasel Cauthen and Claude Taylor; Overseer 0. K-
Forrester; Firestone Textiles Safety Director L. B. McAbee; and
Shells At Ravenna Arsenal
THOUSANDS of 155-mm. artillery shells are pictured above
they are started through the ammunition loading lines at
Ravenna (Ohio) Arsenal, which is operated by The Firestone
& Rubber Company. Manufactured by many industrial firms, thef®
shells are loaded with TNT, capped, stenciled, crated and shippe<^ > ?
military bases throughout the world.
TO ALL EMPLOYEES:
In order to help those employees who are entitled to one or ittof®
weeks vacation before August 29 with their vacation plans,
advise at this timje that the entire plant will close at 11:00 P*
Saturday, August 22 for one full week. Operations will resume
11:00 p. m. Sunday, August 30.
Any employees desiring to take vacations at any other tinj®
should contact their overseers promptly in order that a suitaP
schedule can be arranged.
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & B-
U. is. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29