Mrs. Pearl Beckham, spinner,
is expecting her sons, William and
Lee, both now serving in the Air
Force, home for Christmas. Wil
liam is an Airman 1st Class sta
tioned in Big Springs, Texas; Lee,
an Airman 2nd Class in Spokane,
Mrs. Pearl Beckham, spinner,
and daughter, Alice, were Thanks
giving guests of Mrs. J. W. Adams
of Lexington, S. C.
Mr, N. W. Cook of Rockwell,
N. C., was a week-end guest of his
sister, Mrs. Alice Snider.
Mrs. Dave Chapman, mother of
Mary Pruitt, spinner, is improving
after a serious illness.
Mary Pruitt, spinner, has re
ceived word that her brother. Bud
Chapman, of Travelers Rest, S. C.,
is seriously ill.
Mrs. Hattie Taylor, spinner, had
as week-end guest, her mother,
Mi'S. J. G. Hicks of Gaffney, S. C.
Mrs. Hattie Stacy, spinner, had
as week-end guests, Mrs. W. S.
Clanton and her two daughters of
Charlotte, N. C.
Pvt. Homer Newton, son of Mrs,
Blanche Newton, reclaimer, is
spending a ten-day furlough at
Mrs. Lelia Wilson, reclaimer,
‘^Pent the week end in Greenville,
S- C., visiting friends.
Mrs. Addie Lee Sapp, reclaimer,
and sons spent the week end with
her daughter, Mrs. Jerry Williams
of Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Madge Hembree, creeler
hand, recently visited her sister of
Lumberton, N. C.
Mrs. Beulah Eades of Washing
ton, D. C., recently visited Mrs.
Brannon Cox, winder tender, and
Mrs. June Bradley and Mrs. An-
'^erson Queen of Forest City, N. C.
^isited their aunt, Mrs. Frances
^ayer, winder tender.
Mrs. Hattie Anthony, warper
®nder, visited relatives in North
''^ilksboro, N. C.
Mrs. Pauline Dailey, warper
®*per, and husband were called
Athens, Ga., to attend Mr.
ailey’g mother while she under-
a very serious operation.
Mrs. Gertrude Hampton, warper
Qer, accompaned her husband
g ^ fishing trip to Georgetown,
■ C. They reported a good catch,
^ornian Price, checker, vacation-
Know Your Reporter
Lela Michell, warper ten-
’ back at work after an ill-
^ Gwendolyn Hart, winder
and husband spent last
snd with her father at Fer-
MRS. MARGIE WALDROP,
cloth burler, is reporter for the
Cloth Department. She has been
a Firestone employee for 14
years. Her hobby is collecting
picture plates from various
places. She has collected plates
from 18 states and three foreign
countries, and is always on the
lookout for more. She is married
to J. A. Waldrop, card tender.
They live at 907 Burnette Street.
They have four children, one of
whom is in service.
N'e Bentley of Manchester^
Bg^^®ntipshire, son of Mrs, Sarah
iij^ spooler tender, is spend-
liQjj^^the Christmas holidays at
dej. , ’ ttazel Owens, winder ten-
as dinner guests recently,
(Jgj. * Martha Woods, winder ten-
t), friends from Washington,
E. Grimsley, son of Mrs.
^ Ctrimsley, warper tender, is
after spending seventeen
® in Japan.
Mrs. Marlene Thompson, twister
tender, and friends hunted in
Rutherford County, Thanksgiving
day. They killed eight rabbits.
E. W. Fans, overhauler, and
family had as Thanksgiving guests,
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hilderbrand of
Sandford, N. C.
Roy Hutchins, beam man, and
his wife had as Thanksgiving
guests, Mrs. J. M. Austin, Mrs.
Mrs. Bill Cook of Greensboro,
N. C., visited her mother, Mrs.
Vania Deal, reclaimer, during
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Carter
of Lancaster, S. C., visited Mrs.
Kathleen Hodge, reclaimer,
Harold Millsaps, brother-in-law
of Jack Rector, yarn checker, re
cently entered the Garrison Gen
eral Hospital to be treated for
Joe Gilreath, tape man, and his
wife had Thanksgiving Dinner with
Mr. and Mrs. John Gilreath.
Mrs. Juanita Beddingfield, re
spooler, and two sons visited Mrs.
A. M. Jones of Tocca, Ga., recent
Ray Benton, son of Mrs. Myrtle
Benton, reclaimer, is visiting at
George Hjgh, twister tender,
William Smith, inspector, Earl
Owensby, yarn checker, Lloyd
Smith and Bill Robinson went
hunting Thanksgiving, They kill
ed thirteen rabbits,
Mrs. Hazel Clark, tie in hand,
and Horace Haun, cable twister
tender, recently had as guests for
the week end, Mr, and Mrs. Glenn
Haun and son of Knoxville, Tenn.
Misses Joyce and Betty Robin
son of York, S. C., and Miss Barba
Hanna of Rock Hill, S. C., were
week-end guests of Mrs. Mable
Hanna, tie in hand.
Jimmy Crisp, former twister
doffer, has arrived in the states
after spending two years in
Harold Dean Payne, son of Mrs.
Ruth Payne, winder tender, left
December 5, for service with the
Mrs. Hazel Nolen, winder ten
der, had as week-end guest, Mrs.
E. E. Faulkner of Henderson, N. C.
Mrs. Ruth Woodruff, winder
tender, spent a week-end with her
mother, Mrs. J. Faulkner of Bel
mont, N, C.
The third shift Winding Depart
ment will have their Christmas
Party at the “Farm House” in Bel
Mrs. Ruby Chapman, winder ten
der, spent a week end with Mr,
and Mrs. Cecil Withers.
Yarn Men Fred Sparrow and
Richard Glenn will have to try
again. They went hunting, used a
lot of shells, but had no luck.
John William Turner, son of Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Turner, Jr., cele
brated his first birthday, December
Cecil Ervin Huffstetler, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Huffstetler, will
celebrate his first birthday, De
Charles Boheler, brother of
Edith Brandon, battery hand, is
home from New Mexico where he
has been stationed with the Air
William Hamrick of Buffalo,
New York has visited his mother,
Mrs. Earline Gordon, weaver.
Mrs. Oleen Weaver of the Weav
ing Department and children, Judy
and Carolyn, visited in Lula, Ga.
Mrs. Elva Anthony, weaver, has
’s raise the
gone to Arizona to attend the wed
ding of her son, Bobby.
Mrs. Ethel Robinson, battery
hand, has entered Gaston Me
morial Hospital for an operation.
She is improving but cannot have
Floyd Kelly, second hand, and
family went to Spartanburg, S, C,,
Mrs. Irma Adams is back at
work after an illness.
Roy Seymour of Atlanta, Ga.,
spent Thanksgiving with his wife,
Mrs. Audrey Seymour of the
Albert Meeks, Warehouse has
been out sick with an attack of
Curtis Sanborn, son of Mrs. Rob
ert C. Sanborn of the Cotton De
partment underwent a tonsilecto-
my Friday, December 11th and is
Barbara Howe, creeler, is back
at work after being in the Gaston
Memorial Hospital for a few days.
Marjorie Whitesides, winder ten
der, visited in Blowing Rock, Sun
day, November 29.
Garland Cabe, winder fixer, bag
ged nine squirrels on Thanksgiving
Betty McCullum, winder tender,
and husband attended a birthday
party, December 7 for Mr. Mc-
Collum? The party was given by
Mrs. l||u Ellen Malone of Enoree,
S. C. ® ’
Nick;w Huffman, son of Frances
Huff^Jn, winder tender, celebrat
ed hi^||iinth birthday on Decem
The Personnel Department is
happy to welcome Miss Beatrice
Bradsjl^w as a new employee. She
is clerk typist for the Time Study
Depar^melit, Firestone News and
the Safety Department.
Mr. J. M. Cooper, Time Study
Department, will drive to Florida
with hfis family for Christmas va
cation?-They will stop in St. Peters-
burg the^n journey on to Miami,
Employees Complete First Phase Of Imiustrial Management Study
FINISH FIRST COURSES—The employees shown here have completed either the Motion and Time Study or the Industrial Rela
tions course at Gaston Technical Institute, Left to right, are Elmer Barrett, tie-in-machine operator; T, B, Ipock, Jr,, industrial rela
tions director; Thomas Grant, junior time study engineer; 0. K. Forrester, overseer; James Moss, junior time study engineer; Ralph
Johnson, recreation director; General Manager Harold Mercer; W. R. Turner, Jr., section man; J. E. Spencer, employment interviewer;
R. H. Hood, editor of Firestone News; and L. B. McAbee, safety director. The courses these men have completed are a part of the
Industrial Management curriculum which embraces, in addition to the subjects mentioned; Job Evaluation, Industrial Management, Safety,
and Quality Control. The latter four courses are tentatively scheduled to be offered during 1954 at the Institute. Employees may get
full information about these courses at the Industrial Relations Office.