pa(;e four firttiont News MAY 25, 1953 In Service 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 Francisco, Calif. DAVIS-RAY 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 tonia. CALHOUN-HANNA 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. WHITWORTH-REDDING 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 cessories. News In Brief (Continued From Page 3) CLOTH ROOM 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 him. 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. SHOP 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 attendance. MAIN OFFICE 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 the afternoon. 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. PERSONNEL 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., intermediate tender. 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, Tenn. Service Awards FIFTEEN YEAR PINS Twisting Tommy E. Gibson Alton R. Tarte TEN YEAR PINS Carding Edna C. Dawkins Spooling Annie B. Stowe Cord Weaving Pearl K. D. Burdette Syc. Weaving Blanche Dobbins Claude R. Rogers Quality Control Ruby Mae Hanna FIVE YEAR PINS Spinning Moses Player Cord Weaving Lorene D. England Syc. Weaving Donald R. Kelly MATERfALS Carolina 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 Mr. Baucom. Shells At Ravenna Arsenal Shop James Ledford * 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: PLANT SHUTDOWN 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. FIRESTONE TEXTILES SEC. 34.66 P. L. & B- U. is. POSTAGE PAID GASTONIA, N. C. PERMIT NO. 29

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