For Employees, Youth
Completing its 35th year, the Suggestion System paid out $76,272.
Largest award of S3,000 went to Frank B. Bowen of our Los Angeles
PLANT for his SUGGESTION FOR IMPROVING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR
AIRCRAFT FUEL CELLS,
The FIRST SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED UNDER THE COMPANY’S PLAN FOR
employees’ CHILDREN WERE GIVEN LAST YEAR. AbOVE DAVE LEE BILLHIMER
(third from right), SON OF Emerson Billhimer of Los Angeles plant,
RECEIVES HIS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD FROM LEONARD K. FiRESTONE (THIRD FROM
left) , President of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company of California.
Red Cross Bloodmobiles visited many Firestone
plants during the past year. Firestone Akron
employees contributed 1,848 pints of blood
establishing an average of 154 PINTS a day.
The SKILL, experience and loyalty of Firestone
employees are among the Company’s greatest
assets. Above J. A. Moore (center), Memphis,
Tennessee, plant, is shown as he received his
40-year award from J. A. Meek (right), as C. B.
Greenlese looked on.
Youth activities are encouraged by all
Firestone plants. Boy Scouts from many
Firestone Troops attended the 1953 Boy Scout
Jamboree in Santa Ana, California.
During the year the Pension Plan minimum pension was
raised from $100 A month to $125 for employees who retire
at age 65 WITH 25 years’ service. Employees from the Fall
River, Massachusetts, plant are shown being honored
before their retirements.
Akron’s Plant 2 and the
Memphis plant set world
RECORDS DURING THE YEAR FOR
WORKING MORE THAN 6 AND
7 MILLION HOURS WITHOUT
LOST-TIME ACCIDENTS AND EM
PLOYEES RECEIVED KEY CHAINS
FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING
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For the seventh time in the last 8 years, the NATlONAt
Safety Council presented the Company its Distinguished
Service to Safety Award, the highest honor given by the
Council for industrial safety. Safety boards such as this
one help to keep employees aware of safety.