PAGE TWO Timtoite NEWS DECEMBER 10, 1953 Service Awards Presented SERVICE AWARDS—Fifteen 15-year and two 10-year service awards were presented last month by General Manager Harold Mercef, shown congratulating one of the recipients, Mrs. Mildred Redding, a 15-year employee at this plant. Others in the first row are Mrs. Mable Hanna, and Mrs. Verdie Smith. Second row, left to right, include Mrs. Annie Chastain, F. S. Galligan (10 years), J. V. Darwin (10 years), and Mrs. Ella Whitaker. Third row, Fred Walker, James Crawford, Gentry Tendall, and Jesse Mitchell. Fourth row, Arthur Robinson, James A. Waldrop, Luell Thomas, and James Alford. Fifth row. Will Nixon, and Oscar Tate. Voice Of Firestone December 14 — Cesare Slept Funiculi, Funicula Denza Orchestra & Ch. I Te Vurria Vasa Di Capua Siepi Musical Snuff Box Liadoff Orchestra (Lucille Lawrence—harp solo) Non Piu Andrai Mozart Siepi from, “Marriage of Figaro” Invictus Hahn Siepi & Chorus Rakoczy March Stothart Orchestra When I’m Looking At You Berlioz Siepi & Chorus from “The Rogue Song” Stothart December 21 — Eleanor Steber Christmas Medley a, Joy to the World b. 0 Little Town of Bethlehem c. The First Noel The Friendly Beasts Folk Song Steber Danse de la Fee-Dragee Tschaikovsky Orchestra from “Nutcracker Suite” Silent Night Gruber Steber & Chorus Alleluja Mozart Steber from “Exsulate Jubliate” Waltz, from “Hansel and Gretel” Humperdinck Orchestra Adeste Fideles Trad. Steber & Chorus December 28 — Nadine Conner & George London Oh, What a Beautiful Morning Rodgers London 0 Mio Babbino Caro Puccini Conner from “Gianni Schicchi” Wedding March, from Mendelssohn Orchestra “Midsummer Night’s Dream” Make Believe, from “Show Boat” Kern Conner & London In The Town of Kazan Mussorgsky London from “Boris Godunoff” Romance Donaldson Conner Will You Remember, Romberg Conner & London from “Maytime” FIRESTONE NEWS Volume II, No. 22, Decem,ber 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 Department Reporters 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. SHOP—Cramer Little. WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert Meeks. MAIN OFFICE—Mozelle Brockman. SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE—Sue Van Dyke. Protective Tire Material Saves Smog Damage USE of a new material in tires to protect them from being at tacked by smog, chemical fumes and smoke was disclosed recently by Raymond C. Firestone, Vice- President in Charge of Research and Development of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. The new material is mixed with rubber and other chemicals and, after the tire is put into use, con tinually provides a film-like coat ing over the sidewall and other parts of the tire. All Firestone passenger car tires are being manufactured with the new material so motorists in every part of the country will receive the same protection from the deterior ating effects of smoke, chemical fumes and smog on tires. After a study of tire perfor mance in the Los Angeles area and the publishing of a series of techni cal reports (prepared by Dr. C. E. Bradley and Dr. A. J. Haagen- smit, of the California Institute of Technology) on the effects of smog on tires. Firestone attempted to solve this problem. For more than a year, engineers experimented with tires on test cars that were operated 24 hours a day in the area. These exhaustive tests led to the discovery of a specially compounded rubber by the Company’s technical experts. Upon discovery of the material and the process that would give tires extra protection from deteri oration or weather checking and cracking. Firestone adopted the new formula in the construction of all of its passenger car tires. Football Bowl Contest In Progress; Enter Now ALL employees are invited to participate in the annual Football Bowl Contest now in progress. The Recreation Department, sponsor of the contest, announces that three prizes—$15, $10, and $5—will be awarded to the persons submitting the three best contest entries. Entries will be judged to de termine (1) the one with the most games picked correctly, or in case of ties, (2) the one with the best prediction of game scores. Entry blanks may be obtained at the two employee clubs, Personnel Office, Recreation Director’s Office, and at the Firestone News Office. Only one entry per employee will be ac cepted. Last year’s winners, according to Recreation Director Ralph John son, were Mrs. Jane Rice, Hoyt Hardy, and Freddie Kessell. 355 Safety Slogans Turned In During November Contest The Safety Slogan Contest which ended November 30th, was a fine success, according to Safety Director L. B. McAbee. He is pleased at the response and ex cellent quality of the slogans sub mitted. The 355 slogans entered in the contest have been turned over to a judging committee con sisting of W. G. Alligood, industrial relations director of American Efird Mills; W. G. Hardin, per sonnel and safety director of Rex Mills; and Bryan Hurd, personnel and safety director of Burlington Mills, Cramerton Division. These judges are expected to reach their decision as to contest winners this month. FOUR TEEN-AGE GIRLS pose above just before being received into the Birthday Club. They are, left to right, Misses Bobbie Ballew, Laura Lee McDonald, Louise Brown, and Wanda Dockery. For the club’s initiation of members, each newcomer must dress in a prescrib ed manner. The neophytes above are wearing “too much” jewelry. Birthday Club Featuring Fun And Parties Formed For Girls A Girls’ Birthday Club has been organized under the leadership of June Badger, recreation assistant. The club meets each Thursday at 7:00 p. m. in the Recreation Center. Membership in the club is open to all teen-age daughters of em ployees. The club was formed pri marily to honor each of its mem bers on the occasion of their birth day. A secondary function of the club is to give members experience in planning and conducting parties. A slate of officers has been elected to serve for one year. These include, JoAnne Westbrook, presi dent; Laurel McDonald, vice-presi dent; Bobbie Ballew, secretary; and Wanda Dockery, social chair man. An interesting feature of the new club is the requirement that all new members wear costumes to their first meeting as prescribed by club officers. Considerable rivalry has developed as each new comer tries to out do the others for best costume honors. The club roster now lists 17 members. Prospective members should con tact one of the officers or Mr. June Badger at the Recreation Center. The Gamble's Hill Baptist Church SWAN TINO (inset) utility man in the Shop, is devoting his week ends to conducting services at the Gamble Hill Baptist Church, shown above. The church, a new structure just off the Kings Moun tain highway, has 30 active members, according to Mr. Tino. Swan Tino Helps Build Mission Church; Conducts Services Noiv THE new Gamble’s Hill Baptist Church—a Baptist mission located between Gastonia and Kings Mountain—is a simple, living monument to the hard work and leadership of a veteran plant employee. Swan Tino, utility man in the Shop, afternoon sun which flooded the still-fresh-paint of the interior* The attendance record, hanging from the church wall, spelled out the rapid growth of the Sunday School over the preceding weeks- “We have four classes each Sun day,” stated Mr, Tino, “and we r® mighty proud of them,” The sound of hammers from ad joining rooms drowned out ther conversation inside. Reaching the outside, Mr. Tino explaiu^d- “It’s the young people, . • they ^^ adding a partition for classrooms- Mr, Tino is the far-sighted and capable teacher and preacher for the 30 members who gathered to gether only recently to form a re ligious outpost for the community in which they live. ‘'This church shows what people can do with their hands if they’re willing,” commented Mr. Tino. “Almost all the work in building it was volunteered by the member ship, Come inside and let me show it to you,” he insisted, A brief look inside revealed a church that was small in physical size but bold and bright under the

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