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DECEMBER 25, 1953
Bowling Highlights Mid-Winter
Sports Calendar At Firestone
YOUTHFUL BOWLERS—The boys in the top picture are
members of the “Tubes” bowling team which, with the “Tires”
(bottom picture), have bowled each Saturday morning during the
current season at the Recreation Bowl. Included in the top picture,
first row left to right, are: Tommy Glisson, Roger Lunsford, Jerry
Westbrook, and Billy Ledford. Second row: David Jacobs, Ronnie
Dill, Gaston Cloninger, Douglas Kreeland, and Harry Clark. Shown in
the bottom picture, first row left to right, are: Buddy Johnson, Kenny
Boliek, and Steve Smith. Second row: Bobby Tate, Jerry Chastain,
and Roland Conrad. Not present for the picture taking were Tommy
find Vance Ipock, members of the “Tubes”.
AMONG the bowlers who are participating in the “Half and
Half League” are Mrs. Jane Rice and Dock Reynolds, shown above.
They are members of the “TV’s”, one of four teams in the league.
The league gets its name from the fact that each team in it consists
of three men and three women.
Soil Saving 4-H
MORE than 2 1/2 million acres
of American soil have been saved
for production through vital 4-H
Club projects within the past 10
years, Raymond C. Firestone, Vice-
President, told members attending
the 32nd national 4-H Club Con
gress in Chicago, November 30.
This year’s Congress also mark
ed the tenth year that the Fire
stone Company has sponsored soil
saving as a 4-H Club project and
the 16 conservation winners were
guests of honor at the annual Fire
stone 4-H Club Breakfast. In addi
tion to the all-expense trips to the
Congress which all 16 boys re
ceived, the eight national winners
also received $300 scholarships to
the colleges or universities of their
In his talk Mr. Firestone said:
“I want to congratulate all of
you on this, our 10th anniversary
of the 4-H Soil and Water Conser
vation Program. They have been
10 very fruitful years. Pm sure.
We know that 2 1/2 million acres
of American soil have been saved
for production through this vital
4-H Club project and I encourage
you to keep up the good work.”
Law Effective Jan. 1
NORTH CAROLINA’S new
Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibili
ty Law, which provides for loss of
operator’s license alter serious
accidents unless the driver can
offer sufficient security to cover
$11,000 damages, becomes effec
tive January 1, 1954.
The law was enacted by the
1953 legislature to protect North
Carolinians against operators or
vehicle owners who become in
volved in accidents and fail to pay
The law affects all drivers and
owners including non-residents
whenever one becomes involved in
an accident which causes death or
injury, or property damage to any
one person exceeding $100.
Within 24 hours of any accident
involving death, injury or $100
property damage, each driver must
file a full, written report with the
North Carolina Department of
Motor Vehicles. The report enables
the Commissioner to determine
which parties come under the se
curity requirements of the new
law, or whether, by carrying ade
quate insurance, parties are ex
empt from such requirements.
The official form for the written
report may be obtained free of
charge from the Highway Patrol.
Attend Annual Party
Employees’ children, under 15,
were treated to their annual
Christmas Parties on Saturday,
December 19. The first party got
underway at 9 a. m,, in the Webb
Theater, followed at 10 a. m. in the
Palace Theater, and back to the
Webb at 11 a. m., for the second
group of youngsters there.
Santa Claus put in a climactic
appearance at each party amid
a happy uproar of gleeful shouts
from kids who had seen an hour-
and-a-half of movie cartoons and
short western features. As the
youngsters filed by Santa on the
way out of the theaters, he gave
each one an appropriate toy.
S ^ Nr'i t
RAYMOND C. FIRESTONE (right,) Vice-President, cuts a one-
ton 10th anniversary cake as eight National 4-H Club Soil and Water
Conservation Contest winners look on. The cake, complete with its
pastry-topped modern contoured farm, marked the completion of the
first decade that the Firestone Company has sponsored soil saving
as a 4-H Club project. The winners are, left to right, David E. Peter
son, Morrison, Colo.; Walter South, II, Bloomington, Ind.; Jack
Van Horn, Pomona, Kan.; Carroll Leatherman, Jr., Myersville, Md.;
Duane S. Sargent, Simpson, Mont.; James L. Baker, Ithaca, N. Y.;
Deraid W. Suffridge, Brinkman, Okla.; Don Tommy Elledge, Mabank,
Tex., and Mr. Firestone.
Anniversary Program Artists
SIX FAMOUS Metropolitan Opera Stars, a chorus of 16 voices
and an augmented orchestra of outstanding musicians combined
their talents to present a memorable program in honor of the 25th
anniversary of the “Voice of Firestone” on November 30. After the
finale of the “Voice of Firestone” 25th anniversary program, the six
featured soloists are shown above with conductor Howard BarloW.
Left to right, Jerome Hines, Thomas L. Thomas, Rise Stevens, Mr.
Barlow, Eleanor Steber, Robert Rounseville and Brian Sullivan.
The 16-voice chorus is in the background.
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