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setting forth the requirements un
der the Safety Responsibility Law
which goes into effect in North
Carolina, January 1.
At Christmas, as at any time, a
U. S. Savings Bond is an ideal gift.
Buy an extra one for yourself, too,
GASTONIA, N. C., DECEMBER 10, 1953
Plant Drive Nets $10,775.25; Helps U. F. Reach Goal
Employees Complimented For
TO YOUR Iggli
UlO YOHRXgVi i
UNITED FUND WORKERS—The employees above are largely responsible for the success of the
United Fund Drive here. They are, left to right in the picture on the left, Mesdames Nell Pursley, Sarah
Scruggs, Bonnie Dockery, Sallie Crawford, Inez Rhyne, and Beatrice Carver, Second row: Mesdames
Christine Clark, Rosie Francum, Catherine Davis, Annie Cosey, and Marie Fogle. Third row: Hobart
‘Aldridge. O. K. Forrester, Nelson Kossell (drive chairniHn), A. A, Qsddis, Clyde Moss, Sr., and E. P.
McArver. Fourth row: R. E. Conrad, Claude Taylor, Hugh Wright, Ernest Bagwell, and Vernon Loving-
good. Fifth row: James Piercy, Fred Morrow, and Sam Guffey.
SECOND AND THIRD SHIFT workers, in the picture on the right, are, left to right, Mesdames
Edna Queen, Kathleen Clark, Dorothy Baber, Ethel Robinson, Irene Burroughs, and Fannie Humphries.
Second row; Mrs. Beatrice McCarter, Mrs. Frances Douth, Miss Helen Spencer, Mrs. Naomi Hodge,
Ml’S. Edna Harris, and Mrs. Mildred Smith. Third row: Wade Stiles, Trenton Ginn, J. L. Parks, Belon
Hanna, and Carl Rape. Fourth row: Charles M. Parham, W. H. Dilling, and Mrs. Barbara Howe,
Celebrate USO Pal Day
^2 CELEBRATION of USO Pal Day, November 12, the President and Mrs, Eisenhower entertain-
®®^^icemen and women at a White House luncheon with Harvey S, Firestone, Jr., National Chair-
USO, Representatives from the amusement industry also were guests at the luncheon.
Staff Sgt. Sarah C. White, WAF, Norwelt, Pennsylvania; 1st Sgt, Edna M. Stein-
g Toledo, Ohio; Mr. Firestone; President Eisenhower; Mrs. Eisenhower; Pfc, Richard C. Meyer,
Falls, Ohio; Emil Schram, President of USO, At the left of each row are: second,
Their Work And Generosity
A TOTAL OF $10,775.25 was contributed to the United Fund in
cluding the three agencies listed at this plant which were not a part
of the Greater Gastonia Fund Drive. Plant officials were pleased with
the results of the drive which ended November 30.
o General Manager Harold Mercer
W. A. Karl Elected
WILLIAM A. KARL, President
of Firestone Textiles, has been
named a member of the Board of
Trustees of the Textiles Research
Mr. Karl was among 30 repre
sentatives of the textile industry
who were inducted as trustees dur
ing the annual meeting of the In
stitute in New York November 12
At the two-day meeting, held at
the Hotel Commodore, reports on
basic research and applied work
were given and scientists from con
sumer, industrial and basic re-
oGcXrcK 0rgsniss.ti0ris psrticipatcu.
The Institute, of which hundreds
of companies and individuals in the
textile industry are members, has
its headquarters in Princeton,
New Jersey. Dr. J. H. Dillon,
former Assistant Director of
Physical and Chemical Rehearch
for The Firestone Tire & Rubber
Company, is director of the Insti
The Textile Research Institute is
a non-profit organization textile
mills, suppliers and research or
ganizations formed to conduct
long-range research, fundamental
and engineering, for the benefit of
the textile industry.
The Institute also trains re
search men, both for advanced
work in industry and to teach the
science of textiles in colleges and
universities, and disseminates re
search information obtained in the
Institute Laboratories and in other
laboratories throughout the world,
through the publication of the
“Textile Research Journal.”
The graduate educational pro
gram of the Institute is set up as a
joint function with Princeton
third, George Murphy; fourth, Walter Pidgeon. Throughout the nation, luncheons and
^^ograms are being planned for the second annual observance of USO Pal Day.
What Am I. . . .?
I am oft-times unseen, but of
I assure acceptance of your work.
I am your responsibility.
I create friendship and goodwill.
I inspire respect and confidence.
.... Everybody wants me.
I attract buyers.
I build sales.
I cost nothing—and I should be
a part of
I provide for job security.
I am an integal part of fine
I am Quality.
expressed extreme satisfaction over
the results of the plant-wide cam
paign, “I wish to commend,” says
he, “all contributions to the Great
er Gastonia United Fund.” Mr,
Mercer feels that the united way of
giving has been accepted perman
ently here and sees the tremendous
response to this first Greater Gas
tonia effort as a sure indication of
the public’s acceptance of this
method of giving.
The chairman of the plant drive.
General Superintendent Nelson
Kessell was equally satisfied with
the drive, “Our plant employees
are convinced,” says Mr. Kessell,
“that the single one-a-year drive
for funds is the best way to get
the very necessary job of support
ing the various worthy agencies
and charities doiie, and done suc
After recalling that this is the
second successful united drive for
this plant, counting the Communi
ty Fund Drive of last January, he
stated, “the solicitors and workers
and all contributors are to be con
gratulated for their cooperation in
helping this first Greater Gastonia
Fund Drive reach its goal.”
Firestone News Reporters
Entertained At Square Dance
Firestone News Reporters were
entertained on Saturday night,
November 28, at a square dance in
the Recreation Center.
Featured entertainment of the
evening was furnished by the Rex
No. 1 Square Dance Team under
the direction of Troy McDaniel.
The team of approximately 20
members has attracted considerable
attention locally by their precision
and lively executed square dancing.
Refreshments consisting of sand
wiches and soft drinks or coffee
were served during intermissions.
Music was provided by the South
ern Playboys orchestra.
Scout Leaders From Plant
Attend BSA Fall Roundup
A group of local Boy Scout lead
ers headed by Superintendent
Francis Galligan attended the
“Fall Roundup of Scouters” at
Gardner Webb College, Boiling
Springs, N. C,, on November 17th.
Taking part in the roundup with
Mr. Galligan were employees: W.
E. Brockman, Oscar Jacobs, Lee
Johnson, Kenneth Barker, Otho
Chambers, John Smith, D. A,
Hawkins, Glenn Treadway, John
Long, Earnest Givens, W, A, Gad
dis, and Virgil Collette.