See next issue for an article setting forth the requirements un der the Safety Responsibility Law which goes into effect in North Carolina, January 1. Ttr«$fon« GASTONIA At Christmas, as at any time, a U. S. Savings Bond is an ideal gift. Buy an extra one for yourself, too, this Christmas. VOLUME II GASTONIA, N. C., DECEMBER 10, 1953 NO. 22 Plant Drive Nets $10,775.25; Helps U. F. Reach Goal — -o Employees Complimented For TO YOUR Iggli UNITED FUND UlO YOHRXgVi i UN UN I w*- 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 4-*r*r ^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 Institute Trustee WILLIAM A. KARL, President of Firestone Textiles, has been named a member of the Board of Trustees of the Textiles Research Institute. 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 and 18. 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 tute. 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 University. Quality 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 most importance. 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 everyone’s handiwork. I provide for job security. I am an integal part of fine craftsmanship. 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 cessfully.” 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.