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OCTOBER 25, 1953
FOUR of Firestone Textiles’ retired employees happened to be
in the Men’s Club at the same time recently. They weren’t all shoot
ing pool, but for the sake of a picture they broke off their reminiscing
with other old friends and posed with cue sticks as follows, left to
right, W. E. Stiles (guard), A. P. Honeycutt (speeder tender), W. P.
Stevens (speeder tender), and R. A. Bartlett (accountant).
United Nations Week
THE WEEK beginning October 28 was United Nations Week.
Throughout the world, Saturday, October 24, was celebrated as United
Nations Day. It marked the eighth anniversary of the founding of the
The purpose of United Nations Week is to create an America well
informed on the work and purposes of the organization. To that end
the American Association for the United Nations and more than 100
civic, religious, farm, labor, business and other groups have dis
seminated information about the United Nations in various ways.
Since our own Senate voted 89 to 2 for affiliation with the
United Nations, and in so doing pledged our faith and support to the
organization, it therefore becomes our duty as patriotic Americans to
learn as much as possible about it.
As Chairman of United Nations Week Mr. Harvey S. Firestone,
Jr., recently said: “Without the United Nations, we have no forum
where the countries of the world can work out problems with words
instead of fighting them out with guns. This is the year 11 of the
atomic age, a time of history when new methods of solving age-old
problems must be used. Because the United Nations is new, we should
have patience with it for its objectives are sound. In the United Nations
we have the best instrument for international education and unity that
so far has been designed.
“As responsible, freedom-loving Americans, it is naturally our fer
vent hope that we can achieve lasting peace and happiness for ourselves
and our loved ones. In this atomic age we must surely realize the need
for working with the other peoples of the world toward these ideals or
else we may not be able to keep them for ourselves.”
President Eisenhower stated his feeling about the United Nations
in these words: “What we need most—and first—to give the United
Nations needed strength and effectiveness is to believe in it. I happen
to believe in it with all my heart. I cannot overstate my desire to see
the United Nations made stronger, to see it win more and more people
to its support and to a greater determination for the practice of the
principles it lays down.”
Volume II, No. 19, October 25, 1953
Published at Gastonia, North Carolina
By Firestone Textiles
A Division of
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Department of Industrial Relations
R. IL HOOD, Editor
CARDING—Edna Harris, Jessie Westmoreland.
SPINNING—Lois Bolding, Mary Turner, Maude Johnson.
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Helen Reel, Rosalee Burger,
TWISTING—Annie Cosey, Grace Stowe, Hazel Foy, Dean Haun.
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elene Dodgins.
WEAVING—Mary Johnson, Lucille Davis, Inez Rhyne, Irene Bur
roughs, Vivian Bumgardner, Nina Milton, Sarah Davis.
QUALITY CONTROL—Dealva Jacobs, Leila Rape, Irene Burroughs,
Catherine Isham, Margaret Tate.
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Ann Stevenson, Christine Stroupe.
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop.
WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert Meeks.
MAIN OFFICE—Mozelle Brockman.
SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE—Sue Van Dyke.
PERSONNEL OFFICE—Flora Pence.
REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT—Deuel Redding.
Visits White House. . .
H. S. Firestone, Jr., Heads United Nations Week
IN CEREMONIES at the White House, Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., National Chairman of United Na
tions Week, and Thomas J. Watson, Jr., Chairman of United Nations Day, turned over to President
Eisenhower a bound volume containing testimonials from 82. national organizations reaffirming their
support for the United Nations. The occasion was the fall planning meeting of the United States Com
mittee for United Nations Day which was observed on October 24, the anniversary of the effective date of
the United Nations Charter in 1945. United Nations Week was held this year from October 18 to 24.
Approximately 200 representa-®"
tives of communities throughout
the country and representatives of
co-operating national organizations
witnessed the event on the grounds
just outside the President’s office
adjoining the White House rose
In extemporaneous remarks
President Eisenhower restated his
belief in the value of the United
Later at a conference held to
discuss United Nations Day plans
at the State Department audi
torium, Mr. Firestone spoke briefly
concerning his viewpoint toward
the United Nations.
“Without the United Nations,”
he said, “we have no forum where
the countries of the world can
work out problems with words in
stead of fighting them out with
“During United Nations Week,”
he continued, “we have the oppor
tunity of increasing our knowledge
about the United Nations and en
larging cur understanding of the
sound basic objectives it seeks to
* Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles, .yvho had just returned
from attending the first ten days
of the eighth session of the United
Nations General Assembly in New
York, also spoke to the group.
Other speakers included Walter
Bedell Smith, Under Secretary of
State; Benjamin A. Cohen, Assist
ant Secretary General of the
United Nations for Public Infor
mation, and John Nason, President
of the Foreign Policy Association.
Recreation Director To
Attend Annual Conference
Recreation Director Ralph John
son will attend the annual North
Carolina Recreation Society Con
ference in Durham, October 31
through November 5.
As president of the Industrial
Division of the Society, Mr. John
son will preside at Division meet
ings starting Tuesday and con
tinuing through Wednesday noon.
At one of the Industrial Division
meetings he will make an address
on the subject, “Standards for the
Evaluation of Recreation Direc
Safety Slogan Contest
(Continued From Page 1)
Third Prize 10.00
Ten prizes, 5.00 each
7. The contest will run from No
vember 2, 1953, through November
8. The decision of the judges will
be final and all slogans submitted
become the property of the Com
pany and can be used by the Com
pany in promoting its safety pro
Official entry blanks will be
available from each department
overseer or second hand. Blanks
will also be available from the
Personnel Office. The slogans may
be deposited in the suggestion
boxes or left at the Personnel Of
PRESIDENT EISENHOAVER is shown as he accepted a gift
of a leather-bound book containing testimonials from groups rep
resenting 40,000,000 people who support the United Nations, at a
White House ceremony recently. In accepting the volume, the
President said that the U. N. has become a “sheer necessity” when
every new invention makes it more nearly possible for man to
“insure his own elimination from the globe.” From left to right in
the group are: Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Chairman of United Nations
Week and Chairman of the Firestone Company; Benjamin A. Cohen
of Chile, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations in
Charge of. Public Information; President Eisenhower; and Thomas
J. Watson, Jr., Chairman of United Nations Day.
They Work And Study
EMPLOYEE-STUDENTS—These young men are combining
work and study in a very practical way. Russell Morrison, Richard
Chastain, and Henry LeCroy (reading from left) are attending miH
maintenance classes at the North Carolina Vocational Textile School
in Belmont. Billy Howie, right, is enrolled at the Gaston Technical
Institute where he is studying electricity. Mr. Howie, a Korean army
veteran, works in the Shop, as do Messrs. Chastain and LeCroy.
Morrison works in the Carding Department.
First Shift Duckpin Schedule
First Half Second Half
Monday, October 19, Weaving-Spinning : November 30
Friday, October 23, Carding-Twisting December
Monday, October 26, Carding-Spinning December
Friday, October 30, Weaving-Twisting December 1
Monday, November 2, Weaving-Carding December
Friday, November 6, Twisting-Spinning December 1
Monday, November 9, Weaving-Spinning December
Friday, November 13, Carding-Tv* isting January ^
Monday, November 16, Carding-Spinning January ^
Friday, November 20, Weaving-Twisting January
Monday, November 23, Weaving-Carding January
Friday, November 27, Twisting-Spinning January
Play-off to follow.
(All games at 1:00 p. m.) ^