PAGE TWO AUGUST 15, 1953 THE LORAY BAPTIST Church Youth Choir, above, was a state winner at the Baptist Hymn Festival conducted at Henderson ville, N. C., June 27. The choir is directed by James Moss, trainee in the Time Study Department. Members of the choir, left to right, Sybil Ray, Sarah Graham, Nadine Gaddis, Richard Littlejohn, Carol Bold- ing, Dan Moss, Irva Smith, Billy Blaylock, Mary Love, Carl Stewart, Jr., Becky Blaylock, and Betty Blaylock. Road Research (Continued From Page 1) According to Mr. Firestone, his company has been experimenting with rubber paving materials for more than 25 years, but it was just recently that the most promising form of rubber for the purpose was developed. “This form of rubberized pave ment should be more resistant to frost damage,” the rubber com pany executive said. “Also, since the new type rubber surface is less brittle it will not break up under traffic stress as rapidly as ordin ary asphalt. The rubber is more uniformly distributed in the asphalt itself, and it enables the asphalt material to be mixed at higher temperatures without damage from overheating. Flexi bility of the rubberized material is greater at the outset and this flexi bility is retained to much greater ages.” sa cu Mr. and Mrs. Ted Townsend an nounce the birth of a son, Roger Dale, on July 21 at Gaston Me morial Hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gordon an nounce the birth of a daughter, Ann Readia, on July 11. Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Moore an nounce the birth of a son, Isreal Joseph, on July 10. Dickson Cites (Continued From Page 1) the factory by comparison of total number of injuries in each. There were 4,300,000 injuries in the home last year, or more than twice as many as occurred in industry. Mr. Dickson concluding by en dorsing the North Carolina High way Patrol program, recently in troduced, whereby motorists are asked to report instances of speed ing, etc., to the patrol. By the same token instances of outstand ing courtesy may be reported. In either event the patrol will write the driver in question commending for his courtesy, or warning him about speeding, etc., as the case may be. jWemoriam | PRINTED below is a statement issued by J. E. Trainer, Vice-Presi dent, on the passing of W. R. Murphy: “Mr. Murphy was with our Company over 46 years. He was one of our most valued executives. For the last thirty-five years he was in charge of the industrial re lations of our Company. He was known as the ‘Dean’ of the rubber industry’s labor relations negotia tions. and he practiced his profes sion with dignity and fairness. We will miss his wit as well as his wisdom, both of which could be re lied on always to calm the most troubled situations. In his passing we have lost a good and a trusted friend.” FIRESTONE NEWS Volume II, No. 15, August 15, 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, Edna Harris, Jessie Westmoreland. SPINNING—Lois Bolding, Mary Turner, Maude Johnson. SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Helen Reel, Rosalee Burger. TWISTING—Annie Cosey, Frances Huffman, Wilma Smith, Nevie Dalton, Corrie Johnson, Dean Haun, Margaret Tate, June Shirley, Elene Dodgins. WEAVING—Mary Johnson, Lucille Davis, Inez Rhyne, Irene Bur roughs, Vivian Bumgardner, Nina Milton, Sarah Davis. QUALITY CONTROL—Dealva Jacobs, Irene Burroughs, Leila Rape, Catherine Isham. WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Kathleen Hovis. CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop. SHOP—Cramer Little. WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert Meeks, Dorothy Sanborn. MAIN OFFICER—Mozelle Brockman, SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE—Sue Van Dyke. PERSONNEL OFFICE—Flora Pence, REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT—Deuel Redding, Firestone Assembles New Antiaircraft Gun; Tests Show Gun’s Superior Defensive Uses THREE-INCH, 50-CALIBER, rapid-fire, twin-gun mounts being made by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company will fire proximity fused ammunition to provide effective close-in defense against high speed aircraft and missiles, according to J, E. Trainer, Production Vice-President of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Developed as a replacement foro antiaircraft mounts which pro tected combat ships from Kamikaze and air attacks during World War II, the Navy has called this gun mount its newest completely auto matic, rapid-fire surface and anti aircraft weapon. Firing tests were completed in dramatic demonstrations before Navy and Firestone officials at the U, S. Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgren, Virginia. Previously the gun mount passed the rigid in spection requirements of the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D. C. The new gun mounts are made up of 28,000 separate parts and represent part of a $62,000,000 production order. IN addition to assembling the complete weapon. Firestone also is manufacturing the breech hous ings and breech blocks for the three-inch guns. During World War II, Firestone adapted the design of the Swedish Bofors antiaircraft gun to Ameri can requirements and produced more than 30,000 of the guns for the Army and Navy, Currently, the Company is supplying the Army with 90-mm. tank cannon and is making the breech housings and breech blocks for this gun. The heavy stacatto blasts and flashes of fire emitted by the new weapon during its firing tests at Dahlgren gave observers visual proof that the new guns are cap able of shielding our combat ships with bursting projectiles. In addi tion to the 360-degree train of the mount, the guns can be lowered to fire at objects on the water sur face. $ Service Awards FIFTEEN YEAR PINS Spinning Ruth L. Helms DRAMATIC firing tests of new three-inch, rapid-fire antiair craft guns at the Naval Proving Ground, Dahlgren, Virginia, demon strate their capability of shielding U. S. combat ships from Kami kaze-type air attacks with bursting projectiles. The task of assembling the 28,000 parts into a smoothly operating, electronically controlled gun mount now is daily routine for The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company men and women who have been producing com plete gun mount assemblies for the past nine months. The new gutis will fire proximity fused ammunition at a rate which gives them several times more firepower than the gun mounts they are re placing on Navy ships. TEN YEAR PINS Carding Grady C. McDonald Twisting Florence W. Stiles Edith J. Robinson Syc Weaving Robert Nichols, Jr. Shop Jetter L. Patterson Personnel T. B. Ipock, Jr. FIVE YEAR PINS Spooling Nedra J. Allen Leona C, Lattimore Helen L, Reel Twisting Beatrice S, Player R. F. Whitworth Frances W. Huffman Junior W. Jones Cord Weaving Essie T. Parrott Ronald R. Clark Syc Weaving Beatrice L. Carver Shop Clinton McLeymore Sport Notes Boccie has proven very popular with all age groups. Leagues for boys, girls, men, and women will be operating in the near future. Ceramics classes have been changed from Monday until Tues day at 9:30 a. m. and 7:00 p. m. Attendance at Fix'estone’s out door movies continues to improve at each Friday night showing. Bring out the entire family and enjoy the remaining scheduled free movies. Employees Plan (Continued From Page 1) tances among relatives and friends- Mrs. Ada Butler, spinner, . her husband, Horace, spinning do^' fer, are looking forward to a of sight-seeing from famed Sky- land Drive, the mountain-top hi?^' way from Western North Caroli^®^ into Virginia. After leaving northernmost point on Skyla’^ Drive they will continue on Baltimore to visit a daughter. j Now is the time to get informa tion about the vacation trip you’re planning. Complete information may be obtained from the Recrea tion Department about any vaca tion or resort area in the United States. Fifty children have been taught to swim at the playground swim ming pool to date this summer. Classes, conducted by playground supervisors, will continue until the playground closes August 22. The Ceramics Class visited in Charlotte at the Treasurer House Ceramics Supply Store, Tuesday, August 4, Mr. and Mrs. Stevens, owners of the Treasurer House, showed the group many beautiful articles they had made. Wayne O’dell, weaver, is ^ to take his family across Smokies to Knoxville, Tenn. Aft®^.; arriving there will be time, thinks, for fishing in Lake Norris- Grady Davis, Carding, may drive over to neighboring Clevelan County—his home county—for day. Other than that he plans ^ be home in Gastonia. Later on ® and his wife, Getty, Spooling, use another of tlie three weets o vacation they have this year take their daughter back to schoo at Woman’s College in Greensboro Asbury Neely, mail clerk, wants to catch up on his baseball ing by radio. Between games ^ may find time for some fishing * the Catwaba River. Bingo parties will be renewed i September.

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