DECEMBER 10, 1953
(First Shift Duckpins)
Carding vs Twisting
December 15 January 26
Shop vs Lab
December 16 January 27
Weaving vs Spinning
December 17 January 28
First Aid Moved; New Quarters
Offer More Space & Equipment
THE FIRST AID ROOM has been moved to new quarters in the
Southeast corner of Main Mill, Second Floor, The move was made to
provide better and more spacious facilities for first aid work.
PVT. HOMER L. NEWTON,
son of Mrs. W. D. Newton, re
claimer, is stationed at Fort
Jackson, S. C. He is at present
a member of Company M, 13th
PVT. GEORGE T. SNIPES,
son of Twister Tender Tom
Snipes is stationed in Germany.
His friends may write him as
follows: Pvt. George T. Snipes,
U. S. 53-191-036—T. M., Hdq.
Det. 307, Rep. Group, A.P.O. 872,
c/o P. M., New York, N. Y.
O The new quarters are fully
equipped for the job of rendering
first aid to employees who receive
injuries or become ill while work
ing. In addition to treatment room
and office, the new facility has two
rooms equipped with standard hos
pital beds for emergency use, and
an attractive waiting room.
Nurses are on duty on all shifts,
as has been true for a number of
years. In addition, the plant phy-
sican, Dr. W. B. Parks, is on duty
several hours each plant operating
day. His office remains in the In
dustrial Relations building; how
ever, he visits the First Aid Room
one or more times each day.
The primary responsibility of
nurses on duty is to give such first
aid as required under the circum
stances, and, in the event the in
jury is serious, call in the plant
physician, who is available for
emergency call at all times.
Records are kept on all first aid
treatments, regardless of how
minor. For serious cases requiring
further treatment by a physician
—either the plant doctor or any
other physician—an accident report
is prepared by the nurse on duty
at the time the employee is first
treated at First Aid. This report—
detailing the kind of injury and
showing when and where the acci
dent happened—is forwarded to
the Safety Director, L. B. McAbee.
Eventually all department heads
are informed of the accident, its
causes and possible preventitive
action that should be taken to
avoid a repetition.
Nurses on duty at Firestone Tex
tiles include: Mrs, Lois Woolley,
first shift; Mrs, Ethel Carson,
second shift; and Mrs, Roxie New
ton, third shift.
MISS JOYCE BARTON, above,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy
Barton, exchanged marriage
vows with Abe Laws in a cere
mony at the Loray Baptist
Church on Sunday, October 4.
The bride’s mother is Mrs.
Irene Barton, burler in the Cloth
MISS EARLINE THERN,
daughter of Mrs. Ethel Neal,
winder tender, was married Oct-
tober 22nd, to William Ashe, a
recently discharged serviceman.
The young couple are making
their home with the bride’s par
ents in Bessemer City where he
is completing requirements for a
high school diploma.
No Mystery To Accidents; Just Causes
“One accident is one too many,” is a stock slogan for safety work.
“He was known as a safe worker—good accident record,” is often said
about the guy who meets up with one. “His number was up—that’s
all,” some people will say when they learn the sad details. We wonder
if this is all there is to it.
Accidents seldom happen without warning. Maybe it is just a
series of small warnings which should ring a bell. Several close calls,
such as accidents when equipment is damaged but with no injury to
employees, are red lights we shouldn’t ignore.
After an accident, we often hear people say, “Well, we will have
three of them; accidents always occur in ‘threes’.” Accidents and
injuries result from mistakes of omission or commission—because
someone, maybe ourselves, has failed to do what he was supposed
to do. Every accident is caused and if we remove the cause, we won’t
have the accident. Let’s leave magic in its rightful spot on the stage.
Alfred Hardee, twister tender,
and Mrs. Hardee announce the
birth of a son, Alfred Lamar, Jr.,
at Garrison General Hospital, Wed
nesday, November 18.
Textile Classes Start
January 4, At NCVTS
NEW CLASSES get underway
at the North Carolina Vocational
Textile School in Belmont, N. C.,
on January 4, 1954, according to
Chris E. Folk, principal of the
Classes will be started at that
time in all courses which include
Yarn Manufacturing, Weaving and
Designing, Mill Maintenance, Knit
ting and Tailoring. First shift
classes begin at 8:20 a. m., second
shift classes at 3:00 p, m. Hours
of study are arranged, as far as
possible, to allow students to work
a regular shift for their employer
either before or after class each
Those who are interested in en
rolling for the next new classes
should contact the school office
DR. W. B. PARKS, plant physician, is shown in the top picture
checking the blood pressure of Supervisor Raymond Mack. This
procedure, incidentally, is a part of every pre-employment physical
examination administered by the physician. The center picture
shows a portion of the treatment room in the new First Aid quarters
with Nursei Lois Wolley shown in the inset. The bottom picture
,shows> left to right. Safety Director Leonard McAbee, Industrial
Relations Director T. B. Ipock, Jr., and Glen D. Cross, Director of
Safety and Supervisory Training for the Firestone Tire & Rubber
Company. They are looking at the pneolator, an important piece of
emergency equipment which is available at all times as an aid in
reviving persons who are suffering from near-suffocatioiii;., or
SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R.
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29
In 1864 Abraham Lincoln
designated America’s Thanksgiv
ing Day to be the last Thursday in