SEPTEMBER 10, 1953
News In Brief
(Continued From Page 3)
Miss Helen Spencer, main office,
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Brady
Spencer, and her small nephew,
Wayne Howard Spencer, vacationed
during the week of August 8 to 15.
They visited Don Ford and family
in Plymouth, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Brandon in Butler, Pa.; and
also Mr. and Mrs. Ei'ic Shelton in
Cumberland, Md. The party also
toured Lake Erie, Cleveland, and
Akron, Ohio. While in Cleveland
they saw the Cleveland Indians and
Chicago baseball game at the
Cleveland Stadium. They visited
the Payroll Department of Th|
Firestone Tire and Rubber Com-^
pany in Akron.
FIFTEEN YEAR PINS
James A. Waldrop
Mable A. B. Hanna
James L. Alford
TEN YEAR PINS
Annie A. Elliott
George D. Williams
Nancy R. Fullbright
Marie C. Bolding
Ruth B. Wallace
Leonard W. Tench
Jane A. Rice
Frank B. Wilson
Sallie M. Crawford
FIVE YEAR PINS
J. T. Threatt
Raymond H. Varnadore
Joe N. Strickland
Maxine A. Calhoun
James D. Saylor
Arthur C. Bradley
Foreign Girl Scouts Feted
MRS. EULA WILSON, left, payroll supervisor, presided re
cently at a banquet given visiting Girl Scouts from England. The
Gastonia Pilot Club, of which Mrs. Wilson is president, feted the
visiting scouts at the Gastonia Country Club. Others in the picture
above include, left to right, Mrs. Robbie J. Davis of Asheville,
governor of the sixth Pilot Club district; Miss Sandi’a Smith, local
Girl Scout representative; and Miss Ruth Bradley, Girl Scout from
Employee Organizes Team
THE BASEBALL TEAM shown above call themselves the Fire
stone Greys. They were recently organized under the leadership of
Jessie Glover of the Sanitary Department. In the first row, left to
right, are Billy Rainey, Robert Pharr, Isiah Carter, Bert Walker,
James Glover, and J. W. Byrd. From left to right in the back row
are Mr. Glover, Robert Love, Robert Hall, Haskell Clinton, Edward
McCoy, James McCoy, and Robert Wilson. This team’s record to
date, in games with other Negro teams in the county, is 9 wins and no
General Manager Presents Service Awards
SERVICE AWARD REPRESENTATIVE—General Manager Harold Mercer, left, congratulates
Mrs. Dezy Helms, Spinning, upon her completion of 15 years employment at Firestone Textiles. Others
receiving service awards are Mrs. Ruth Helms, Spinning, 15 years; Mrs. Polly Harbin, Main Office, 10
years; Alton Tarte, Twisting, 15 years; and Tommy E. Gibson, Twisting, 15 years. Superintendent
Francis Galligan looks on at right. Mrs. Mildred Redding, Spooling, another 15-year employee, was not
present for picture.
Rules For Bocci
Number of Players: The games may be played by two, four
or eight persons. The balls are allotted equally to all players and
must be played by them only.
Match: A match shall consist of the two best out of three games.
How Games Starts: The game begins by tossing a coin. The
winner of the toss takes the jack ball and two or four large balls.
The opponent takes the same number of balls. One player then tosses
the jack ball any distance he desires along the ground, from a mark
made with his foot.
Method of Scoring: The same player next endeavors to toss one
of his larger balls as close to the jack ball as possible. A player on
the opposing side then tosses a ball. He endeavors to throw closer to
the jack ball then the first side. He is privileged to knock his
opponent’s ball from the jack ball if he can. The side whose ball goes
farther away from the jack ball must throw its ball next and must
continue to throw until it scores. If after all the balls have been
thrown and it still has not scored, then the other side has the
privilege of throwing its other balls to attempt further score. The
winning side scores one or more points according to how many
balls it has closest to the jack ball and then controls the toss of the
jack ball for the next frames and the same procedure of play
How Winner of Game is Decided: The side scoring 12 points
first, wins the game, except as follows: If the other side has 11
points, the score is then “averaged” for the leader. Play continues
until one side gains a lead of 2 points which then gives it the
Method of Throwing: The balls must be thrown underhand and
the player must deliver the balls before over-stepping the mark.
Billiard or Carom shots against any balls on the field are per
mitted. Banking off the sides of court permitted.
Balls out of Play: Any ball thrown or hit out of any court or
designated fields are considered “out of play”.
MRS. WALTER RICH
Mrs. Walter Rich of Murphy,
mother of Mrs. Louise Ailstock,
died on July 19. The employees ex
tend their deepest sympathy to
MR. BILL DAVIS
Mr. Bill Davis, uncle of Mrs.
Blanch Carver, died July 21, in
Detroit, Mich. Deepest sympathy
is extended to the family.
MR. JOHN PARRISH
Mr. John Parrish, father of Miss
Maggie Parrish, died on July 12.
The employees extend their deep
est sympathy to the family.
R. F. BUTLER
Mr. R. F. Butler, father of Fire
man Calvin Butler, died on July 31.
The Shop employees extend their
deepest sympathy to the family.
JOHN R. FRANCUM
Mr. John R. Francum, husband
of Mrs. Rosa Francum, died on
Saturday, August 1st. The em
ployees extend their deepest sym
pathy to Mrs. Francum.
J. M. KESTER
Sincere sympathy is extended to
Mrs. Catherine Davis and The
Kester family in the recent death
of Mr. Kester.
Dewey Sanders and Mrs. San
ders announce the birth of a soni
Richard, in Rockmart, Ga., on
A/IC Wilbur Beckham and Mrs-
Beckham of Big Springs, TexaS;
announce the birth of a daughter)
Chyrlene Hope, on June 16. Wilbui*
is the son of Mrs. Pearl Beckham»
Mr. and Mrs. Walter McGinnis
announce the birth of a daughter
on August 7, at the Garrison Gen
Miss Betty Ash and Robert Gen
try were united in marriage Satur
day, August 1. Mrs. Gentry is ^
native of Waynesville, N. C., and
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs-
Miss Frances Killian and Ronald
Thomas were united in marriag®
Saturday, August 8, in York, S- G-
Mrs. Thomas is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Killian and
Mr. Thomas is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Thomas.
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