OCTOBER 10, 19Sa
VOICE OF FIRESTONE
Voice of Firestone programs for the remainder of Octiber.
October 12—Jussi Bjoerling
I Love A Parade Arlen Orch. & Chorus
Because D’Hardelot Bjoerling
The Toy Trumpet (Robert Scott Orchestra
Cusumano, Trumpet solo)
Nessun Dorma, from “Turandot” Puccini Bjoerling & Chorus
Angels Guard Thee (Berceuse)
Intermezzo, from “L’ Amico
October 19—Cesare Siepi
Make Him Guess, from “Princess
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
Le Femmine d’ Italia
from “L’ Italiana in Alegri”
Overture to Die Meistersinger
Leoncavallo Bjoerling & Chorus
Herbert Orch. & Chorus
Orch. & Chorus
Di Capua Siepi & Chorus
October 26—Nadine Conner & Robert-Rounseville
So In Love, from “Kiss Me Kat” Porter
Through the Years Youmans
Naila Waltz Delibes
Parle-Moi De Ma Mare Bizet
Drink To Me Only With Thine Trad.
The World Is Mine Tonight Posford
Deep In My Heart from Romberg
“The Student Prince”
Conner & Rounseville
Conner & Rounseville
Velon Gun Covers Available
SPORTSMEN, too, can now ben
efit from the modern science
fabrics so much in vogue in home
furnishings and fashions. Latest
news for the hunter is a modern
gun cover made of a new fabric
woven of Firestone Velon. Velon
fabric is ideal for such use as it is
exceptionally strong and stain re
sistant, it is impervious to grease
and oil, and can be kept clean
merely with a damp cloth. It will
not crack or split in cold weather,
nor does it become hard and
Called Tamarak, the gun cover is
a product of Bradley E. Grimes
Company, Inc. of West Collings-
wood Heights, N. J. It is made in
regular, low scope, and high scope
widths, each in lengths ranging
from 40 inches to 52 inches overall.
The material for the cover was
woven in a mannish straw-like
pattern by Columbia Woven Plas
tics Company of New York, and
Center Used For Singing--Barbershop and Gospel
the Velon yarn used is a product of
the Firestone Plastics Company,
Pottstown, Pa. Approximate re
tail price is under $7.00.
ELEVEN Firestone Textiles men are enrolled in the first two
Industrial Management courses offered by the Gaston Technical
Institute. The Motion and Time Study class includes T. B. Ipock, Jr.,
Thomas Grant, and James Moss, all of the Industrial Relations De
partment; and Elmer Barrett of the Weaving Department. The
Industrial Relations class includes L. B. McAbee, Ralph Johnson,
Edward Spencer, and R. H. Hood, all of the Industrial Relations De
partment; and from the plant, Supervisors 0. K. Forrester and Jessie
Hodge, and Section Man William B. Turner.
Volume II, No. 18, October 10, 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
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 Rhjntie, Irene Bi^-
roughs, Vivian Bumgardner, Nina Milton, Sarah Davis.
QUALITY CONTROL—Dealva Jacobs, Irene Burrougns, Leila Rape,
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Kathleen Hovis.
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop.
WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert Meeks, Dorothy Sanborn.
MAIN OFFICE—Mozelle Brockman.
SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE—Sue Van Dyke.
PERSONNEL OFFICE—Flora Pence.
REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT—Deuel Redding.
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and city-wide events each year,p
but the one big event of the year
for the SPEBS, as they’re called
for short, is the “Parade of
Quartets.” Each year’s parade
takes place in the late fall at one
of the local school auditoriums. In
the brief period of SPEB existence
in Gastonia (the chapter was
founded in 1951) the annual quartet
parade has come to be a celebrated
event in Gastonia. Such programs
include as featured performers at
least one high ranking (in SPEB
competition) outside quartet.
MEETING at 7:30 on Tuesday
nights in the new Firestone Rec
reation Center is the recently
formed “Community Gospel Sing
ers.” This group is made up of
both men and women and, like the
SPEBS, consists almost entirely
of Firestone employees.
Second Hand Alonzo Gaddis di
rects this group wth a sure hand
and booming voice that quickly re
moves any timidity from his sing
ing audience. Mr. Gaddis has con
siderable experience in choir di
recting and knows a great many
of the hymns and gospel songs his
group sings from memory.
Overseer S. L. Owens originated
the gospel singing idea at Firestone
Textiles several months ago, and
has seen the idea take form and
grow into a fine group of 30
willing and talented singers. Ac
cording to Mr. Owens, the group
plans to occasionally invite well
known gospel singing tries, quar
tets, etc., to their Tuesday night
meetings for the added interest and
pleasure of the membership.
The Stamp Baxter gospel song
book is used by this group, and
piano accompanient is furnished by
Miss Joan Wood.
The membership roles of either
of these singing organizations is
open at any time to other Fire
stone employees. Neither group re
quires that it members be expert
singers. A willingness to try is the
only thing they ask of new mem
FIFTEEN YEAR PINS
Luell E. Thomas
Fred B. Wailker
Arthur H. Robinson
Ella M. Whitaker
Verdie M. Smith
Walter R. Polston
Annie B. Chastine
Gentry V. Tindall
James N. Crawford
TEN YEAR PINS
James V. Lewis
Vama 0. Deal
Sarah B. Douth
FIVE YEAR PINS
Dulcie H. Lewis
Lillie B. Rollins
COMMUNITY SINGING—On Tuesday nights the Recreation
Center is open for employees who like to sing gospel songs, as the
group shown at top is doing under the direction of Second Hand
Alonzo Gaddis. For those who like barbershop harmony there’s
always a welcome in the Band Room on Monday nights. The latter
group (affiliated with the Society For the Preservation of Barber
shop Quartet Singing) has a chorus, shown in bottom picture, which
is directed by Clyde Moss, Sr., assistant to the general superintendent.
Prep Football Players
FOOTBALL PLAYING sons of Firestone employees form
ups on the playing fields of Gastonia’s two junior high schools
the picture layout above. Top view shows Firestone squad members ^
Wray Junior High as follows: Trent Wilson, left, son of
Employee J. C. Wilson; Borden Hallowes, center, son of Gener^^
Manager Harold Mercer; Raymond Pearson, son of Shop Employ
Furman Pearson; and Marion Fogle, at rear, son of Mrs. Ma
Fogle, Spinning Department. The bottom view", taken at Arlmg
Junior High, shows Robert Tart, left, son of A. R. Tart,
Gene Shannon, center, son of Earl Shannon, Winding; Saiw
Bunton, right, son of Sam Bunton, Spinning; Lee Beckham,
JDUili/Uil; bUli VI oailX iJUiltUIl, opillilllig, Ijw
rear, son of Mrs. Lee Beckham, Spooling; and Charles Mantoo ^
at right rear, son of Mrs. Seattle Mantooth, Winding. I