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Special Covers Bearing First Issue
Commemorative Stamp Sent To Truckers
ONE hundred and thirty thous
and truck operators and all Fire
stone truck tire dealers will re
ceive special covers bearing the
first day’s issue of the commemo
rative stamp authorized by the
Federal Government in recognition
of the 50th Anniversary of the
trucking industry. The covers were
mailed from Los Angeles where the
American Trucking Associations
held their annual convention from
October 26 to 30.
The special covers were approp
riately illustrated to call attention
to the founding of the industry in
1918. The familiar “Ship by Truck”
emblem was balanced with Fire
stone’s mark of quality outline in
which was imprinted the Firestone
slogan, “The World’s Future Pro
gress Depends on Better and Safer
Discourtesy^ A Factor In Accidents
BAD MANNERS killed over 26,000 Americans in 1952—or nearly
3,000 more than were killed in three years of war in Korea.
Nearly a million and a half Americans were injured in that single
year—or half a million m^ore than were wounded in three years of
Sounds unbelievable, doesn’t it? But insurance statistics show
that 92 per cent of all motor accidents in 1952 were directly due to
discourtesy—reckless driving, excessive speed, driving on the wrong
side of the road, cutting in ahead, passing on curves or hills, passing
on the wrong side, failing to signal or signalling improperly.
If you are the driver who leaves his manners on the sidewalk when
you get into a car, then you are the driver who causes accidents. Keep
your car in top operating condition and keep your driving manners
Volume II, No. 20, November 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—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.
$100 For Winners
SAFETY Director L. B. McAbee
is pleased with the response thus
far in the Safety Slogan Contest,
which started November 2, and
continues through November 30.
He reports that 75 entries were
submitted during the first week of
The employee who submits the
best slogan, in the opinion of the
judges, will receive the first prize
of 25 dollars. Other prizes, includ
ing 10 five-dollar awards, bring
the total amount being offered tc
Mr. McAbee says that some of
the slogans submitted, including
the first place winner, will be
printed on the backs of plant pay
roll envelopes. It has been custo
mary for some time to use safety
slogans in this manner, but never
before have the slogans originated
with employees of this plant.
One of the slogans which appear
ed on payroll envelopes recently
was grand-prize winner in the
1952 slogan contest for Firestone
employees in Akron. That slogan:
“Safety By All Is Safety For All.”
Named To Hall Of
THE NAME of Harvey S. Fire
stone, Jr., Chairman of The Fire
stone Tire & Rubber Company,
was placed in the Hall of Fame of
Distribution which has been estab
lished by the Boston Conference on
Distribution to honor men and
women who have made outstanding
contributions in this field over the
last 25 years.
Mr. Firestone thus became the
first executive in the rubber in
dustry to be so honored. Selections
were made from nominations by
national trade associations and uni
versity schools of business which
co-operate with the Conference.
The honor was conferred in
Boston on October 19, the first day
of the organization’s 25th annual
The committee which made the
awards was headed by Dr. Karl T.
Compton, Chairman of the Cor
poration, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology; and included Mal
colm P. McNair, Lincoln Filene
Professor of Retailing, Harvard
Graduate School of Business Ad
ministration; Dr. Paul H. Nystrom,
Professor Emeritus of Marketing.
Columbia University School of
Business; William G. Sutcliffe,
Dean. Boston Universitv ColleQ:e
of Business Administration, and
Dr. Charles F. Phillips, President,
Partv Planninsr Assistance
Available To Departments
All departments that desire
assistance in the planning of
Christmas parties are invited to
call on the Recrration Department,
which can furnish information on
entertainment, decorative schemes,
To Start December 1st
BILL BOLYNN, Spinning Department, readies himself, above
and inset at right, for a flight in a light airplane at Linwood Airport.
Mr. Bolynn, who is a fledgeling flyer, expects to complete require
ments for his private license soon.
What’s Your Hobby?
Bill Bolynn Acquires Yen For
Flying; Works Toward License
ALMOST any clear afternoon
you are likely to see an airplane in
the sky over Gastonia, and there’s
a good possibility that the plane’s
pilot is Bill Bolynn, utility man
in the Spinning Department.
A Firestone employee for 12
years, Mr. Bolynn only recently
took up flying and has 100 flying
hours to his credit. “I took my
first flight two years ago,” he ex
plains, “and have been sold on the
idea ever since.”
Mr. Bolynn started flying in a
J-3 trainer, but has advanced to
more powerful craft including ships
that cruise at better than 100
miles-per-hour. For practice in
aerobatics, which include his favo
rite stunt, the inside loop, he still
uses the small low-powered train
“Part of the fun of flying,” says
Mr. Bolynn, “comes from what is
called ‘hangar flying’. That’s the
flying talk you put in on the
ground, usually in the hangar.”
This part of Bolynn’s training
takes place at Linwood Airport, lo
cated just out of the city limits in
So far Mr. Bolynn has been un
able to take his friends aloft be
cause he flies on a student permit.
But, he plans to remedy that situ
ation very soon as he has completed
all requirements for a private
license. “That will be the day!,”
he bursts in conclusion, “wanna
take a ride with me?”
Mr. and Mrs. Boss Parson an
nounce the marriage of their
daughter, Miss Rosilee Parson to
Edward L. Tarte, Jr. The couple
were married on September 5, at
York, S. C.
Miss Marlyn Tunagin of Spar-
tanburg, S. C., became the bride of
Tape Man Joe Gilreath on August
23, 1953 at the home of Mrs. Sara
Tunagin. Reverend Will Rogers
read the ritual. The couple spent
their honeymoon at Myrtle Beach,
Winner Sets Example
Individual tournaments in shuf-
fleboard, billiards, checkers, ping
pong, and bowling begin December
11st at the Men’s Club. '
CRAMER LITTLE, first winner of the Suggestioneer Award
1951, shows what he expects to do several times during “Suggestion
Week”. He, like many other employees, will be competing that we
for one of three prizes which will go to the three persons who earn
the most money from suggestions turned in that week.