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Greater Gastonia United Fund
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his contribution prorated among ail
groups listed in proportion to the
total pledged amount each group
receives at this plant.
United Fund cards will be ready
by November 9th and will list the
following charities and other
organizations: Children’s Home
(Greensboro), Gaston County Big
Brothers, Gaston County Tuber
culosis Association, Florence Crit-
tenton Home (Charlotte), Girl
Scouts, Salvation Army, Red Shield
Boys Club, American Red Cross,
United Defense Fund, American
Cancer Society, and Heart Fund.
The latter two charities are ten
tatively identified with the United
Fund. In any event, however, funds
for these two agencies will be col
lected during the November drive.
This will also be true for Boy
Scouts and March of Dimes.
Though not a part of United Fund,
contributions from plant employees
for them will be solicited and re
ceived at the same time and in the
same manner as United Fund con
Both Messrs. Mercer and Kes-
sell are hopeful that Firestone Tex
tiles employees will again “lead the
way” in Gastonia industry and give
liberally to the United Fund
through our plant soliciation pro
gram, and thereby further the
united way of giving this plant’s
employees helped bring to Gas
“Let’s go over the top again!”
says the General Manager, who is
affiliated with both the local and
Underway At Men’s Club
League billiard play got under
way October 19, in the Men’s Club.
Second shift teams play from 1 to
2:15 p. m., each Monday and Fri
day; first and third shift (com
bined) teams play from 7 to 8:15
p. m,, on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Carolinas United Fund organiza
tions serving as a member of the
board of directors of each.
Indicative of the home-office ap
preciation for the fine results at
tained in the first united drive last
January, Vice-President J. E.
Trainer wrote Mr. Mercer as fol
“Mr. Karl has just shown me
your report upon the 1953 Com
munity Chest solicitation in the
Gastonia plant. The result is a
great tribute to the wonderful com
munity spirit of all the men and
women in your organization.
They’re the kind of folks who make
me proud to say that I, too, am a
My best regards and congrat
The employees of the Carding
Department extend their deepest
sympathy to Intermediate Tender
Clifford Bolding and Speeder Ten
der Claude Bolding in the recent
death of their mother, who passed
away on September 26, 1953.
Mrs. J. N. Spiva, mother of Mrs.
Nettie Reeves, Weaving Depart
ment, died on Sunday, October 11,
in Seneca, S. C. The employees of
the Weaving Department extend
their deepest sympathy to the
The employees of the Spooling
Department extend their deepest
sympathy to Allen Dockery, yarn
man, in the recent death of his
grandfather, Mr. Robert Dockery
of Murphy, N. C.
Ronnie McDonald, son of Mrs.
Micky McDonald, smash hand, and
Mr. McDonald, died Saturday,
October 3, in a Winston-Salem Hos
pital. Sympathy is extended to the
Safety Director L. B. McAbee at
tended the National Safety Council
Congress in Chicago October 19-23.
Mr. McAbee was one of several
industrial safety directors from the
Piedmont Safety Council who at
tended the congress.
Sgt. Charles Ferguson, plant
officer and John Freeman, section
man in the Spinning Department,
have returned from a 3-day deer
hunt on the coast of N. C.
They report a good time, but a
totally unsuccessful trip as far as
bagging deer is concerned.
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Henson have
returned from a visit to Florida
and Georgia where they visited a
son and daughter living in Cocoa,
Fla., and Albany, Ga., respectively.
The son, A/IC W. G. Henson, Jr.,
is stationed in the Air Force at
Cocoa. Mrs. E. T. Gilliam, the
daughter visited, lives in Albany,
Loom Fixer George Honeycutt,
his wife, Essie, smash hand, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Donnelly spent a
recent week end at Bridgewater.
Beam Doffer and Mrs. Charles
James announce the birth of a
daughter on Monday, October 5, at
Garrison General Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. John Wiggins an
nounce the birth of a son, Danny
Lee, September 8. John is the son
of Mrs. Rosalie Burger, reclaimer.
Creeler and Mrs. Bob Payne an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Deborah Jean, September 29.
Yarn Man and Mrs. Wayne
Broadway announce the birth of a
son, September 29, at Garrison
My Aching Back. .
Wrong Lifting Positions Can Cause Injury
AMONG the common causes of occupational injuries, those caused by improper lifting are among the
most numerous—often in plants that have an otherwise good record.
This blot on the safety record could be erased, to a large degree, if workers would always remember
to “lift with the leg muscles and save the back.”
Here are some of the common injury causes:
MISS PHOEBE PEARSON,
secretary, is attempting to move
a rather heavy office machine
from an awkward sitting posi
tion, and in the process she is
inviting injury. Fortunately, this
is only a demonstration, but acci
dents have resulted from activi
ties such as this.
;l^ lil—II ■ fliir ^
MARSHALL GILBERT, lathe
operator, was in a hurry to pick
up the small motor, shown crated
here on the floor of the Shop.
By lifting in a jerky manner, as
Mr. Gilbert demonstrates, in
juries—often serious—may be
sustained^ The proper way to lift
the motor, of course, is to pick it
up with both hands. . . . knees
bent. . . . back straight.
RALPH MOTEN, Supply
Room, would never actually at
tempt to lift a heavy weight in
the manner he is demonstrating
above. He knows that the back
muscles are subjected to severe
strain when heavy objects are
lifted this way. The proper way
is to lift primarily with the
legs by keeping the back as
nearly erect as possible while
bending the knees to get down
to the object.
VOICE OF FIRESTONE
Following are Voice of Firestone programs through Nov. 16.
November 2—Eleanor Steber
The Smile That She Means For
You from “Madam Sherry”
I’ll Be Seeing You
Gavotte, from “Manon”
I Love You So
from “Merry Widow”
November 9—Patrice Munsel
Armistice Day Medley
Chorus & Orch.
ril Follow My Secret Heart
Do You Recall
Duet—Oscar Shumsky, violin
Milton Prins, cello
Je Veux Vivre
from “Romeo and Juliet”
Munsel & Chorus
Polonaise in A Flat
I Love You
Munsel & Chorus
November 16—Thomas L. Thomas
El Rancho Grande
Orchestra & Ch.
Mah Lindy Lou
The White Dove
from “The Rogue Song”
Into the Night
Thomas & Chorus
Dance of the Cammoristi
from ‘Jewels of the Madonna”
Song of the Mounties
Thomas & Chorus
from “Rose Marie”
Girls^ Bowling Schedule
First Half Second Half
Monday, October 19, Main Office vs Weaving December 28
Friday, October 23, Spooling vs Spin.-Gen. (Game to be played Mar. 1
Monday, October 26, Main Office vs Spooling January 4
Friday, October 30, Weaving vs Spin.-Gen January 8
Monday, November 2, Main Office vs Spin.-Gen. January 11
Friday, November 6, Weaving vs Spooling January 15
Monday, November 9, Weaving vs Main Office January 18
Friday, November 13, Spin.-Gen. vs Spooling January 22
Monday, November 16, Main Office vs Spooling January 25
Friday, November 20, Weaving vs Spin. Gen January 29
Monday, November 23, Main Office vs Spin. Gen February 1
Friday, November 27, Spooling vs Weaving February 5
Monday, November 30, Main Office vs Weaving February 8
Friday, December 4, Spooling vs Spin. Gen February 12
Monday, December 7, Spooling vs Main Office February 15
Friday, December 11, Spin. Gen. vs Weaving February 19
Monday, December 14, Spin, vs Main Office February 22
Friday, December 18, Weaving vs Spooling February 26
(All games at 7:00 p. m.)
Second Shift Duckpin Schedule
Tuesday, October 20, Weaving-Spinning December 1
Thursday, October 22, Carding-Twisting December 3
Tuesday, October 27, Carding-Spinning December 8
Thursday, October 29, Weaving-Twisting December 10
Tuesday, November 3, Weaving-Carding December 1^
Thursday, November 5, Twisting-Spinning December 1'^
Tuesday, November 10, Weaving-Spinning December 29
Thursday, November 12, Carding-Twisting December 31
Tuesday, November 17, Carding-Spinning January ^
Thursday, November 19, Weaving-Twisting January
Tuesday, November 24, Weaving-Carding January 12
Thursday, November 26, Twisting-Spinning January
(All games at 10:30 a. m.)
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R.
U. S. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29