Your boy, if he’s 11 years old or
older, should be a Boy Scout.
There are openings in all four
Pirestoiie Community troops re
gardless of church affiliations.
You will enjoy reading and keep
ing the book, “Your Rugged Con
stitution,” being sent to employees
with the compliments of the Fire
GASTONIA, N. C., FEBRUARY 25, 1954
Rayon Expansion Program Announced
W. A, KARL, President of Firestone Textiles, has announced
an expansion program for this plant to be coodinated with the
closing of cord weaving operations at the Company’s leased plant
at Roanoke, Va. The looms from the Roanoke plant will be moved
here following the completion of an addition to this plant’s Cord
Weaving Room, construction of which is already in progress. The
new addition here will add 12,500 square feet of floor space to the
plant. Operations in the new addition are scheduled to begin within
the next six months. Complete details concerning this expansion
will be published in the next issue of Firestone News.
Community Scout Work Viewed
As Nation Observes BSA Week
IN recognition of National BoyO
Scout Week, which was observed
throughout America February 8
through 13, Superintendent Francis
Galligan, outstanding local scout
^ader, writes as follows with ref-
®^ence to the Boy Scout movement
this country and its develop-
within the Firestone Tex-
community in particular:
If ever there was a time in the
istory of our country when forces
^ good were needed—not only in
® United States, but in the
. two main fronts we are
confronted with grave dangers,
namely: The encroachment of our
liberty by the growing menace of
communism, and the ever increas
ing problem of crime in America
with juvenile delinquency playing
a most important part.
“The Boys Scouts of America
has for its aim and purpose the de
velopment of character and manly
qualities in young boys. The
movement believes that by making
better American boys—fit in every
way: Mentally, morally, and
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Employee Publications Win Top Freedoms
Foundation Award Again At Valley Forge
THE Firestone Tire & Rubber Company’s nine plant publications have received the top gold medal
award in the Company Employee Publications category for the second consecutive year in the annual
awards program of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.
^ The award, a gold George Wash-
schooling into one of the post
Yes, if at the time of my grad
uation it is possible.
Firestone Scholar Claudette Taylor
Makes Fine Start As Duke Freshman
MISS CLAUDETTE TAYLOR, one of last year’s Firestone Scholar
ship winners, has supplied the Firestone News with answers to an
informal questionnaire concerning her first semester at Duke Universi
ty, Durham, N. C. The questionnaire as completed by Miss Taylor
1. What is your average grade in'
all subjects to date?
My grades this semester were:
Chemistry A, French A, Religion
A, Mathematics B, and English
B. This would be a B plus average.
2. Extra-curricular activities?
B. Duke University Concert
3. Favorite subject ?
If I had to make a choice, I
suppose I would select Religion,
but I enjoy all the subjects I am
4. What do you think (as of
now) you will major in?
At present I am still undecided.
5. Do you plan to continue your
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Employees Offered Free
Income Tax Assistance
Income Tax assistance is again
available to employees as a service
of the Industrial Relations Depart
ment. The Recreation Center is
open each afternoon Monday
through Friday for this purpose.
Employees who wish to avail them
selves of this free service are ask
ed to bring their withholding
statements and tax forms.
'■'Ml - -I
Scout Troon SCOUT LEADERS—The four groups in the layout above guide the activities of the four Firestone Community Boy
Seated, Scout upper left picture are the leaders of Troop 29 (Wesleyan Methodist Church, sponsor). They are, left to right
John Pender Charlie Ballew, and Rev. Frank Dennard. Back row: Troop Committeemen Oscar Jacobs, Willie Ward, Kenneth Barker,
Methodist. Th^^^ Leroy Posey. Troop lO’s leaders pose (upper right) in the Scout Room at the sponsoring church, the West End
leaders (low to right, Scoutmaster Harold Hovis, R. L. Thompkins, Rev. Robert Hardee, and Grady Davis. Troop
^Uce Sanborn''^^^ include Otho Chambers, Rev. W. C. Neel, pastor of the sponsoring West Avenue Presbyterian Church, Scoutmaster
pastor' Elmer Farris. Troop 9’s leaders (lower right) include, left to right, Alvin Riley, John P. Smith, Dr. Frank H.
0 sponsoring Loray Baptist Church, and Ernest A. Givins. The scoutmaster, W, A. Gaddis, is not shown.
ington Honor Medal, was also re
ceived for accomplishments during
The Foundation’s awards are
given to American citizens, organi
zations and schools for their con
tributions to a better understand
ing of the American Way of Life.
J. E. Trainer, Executive Vice-
President of the Company, accept
ed the award for the Firestone
Company during the organization’s
annual presentation ceremony for
top award winners at its head
quarters at Valley Forge, Penn.,
on George Washington’s Birthday,
Dr. Milton S. Firestone, Presi
dent of Pennsylvania State Uni
versity and a Foundation Direc
tor, presented the awards. Dr. Ken
neth D. Wells, President of the
Freedoms Foundation, announced
In addition to the award to the
Company, Mary Kerrigan, Super
visor of Employee Publications,
was presented with a personal gold
George Washington Honor Medal
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Receive Book On
COPIES of the book, “Your
Rugged Constitution” are being
sent to all employees with the
compliments of the Firestone
With the purpose of showing
“How America’s House of Free
dom is Planned and Built,” the
book explains the meaning and
importance of the words of the
United States Constitution, part by
“You will see how wisely and
well the men at the Constitutional
Convention did their work for the
benefit of all the other Americans
coming after them,” states the in
troduction. “By understanding the
Constitution, you can help to keep
it rugged in all the years ahead.”
The book, which is hoped will be
useful to employees and members
of their families, begins with the
Preamble to the Constitution.
Using historical background, the
text explains how the Constitution
came into being and how the states
The Articles and Amendments
of the Constitution are next dis
cussed. They are listed separately
and explained in detail.
In the back of the book there is
an index of Articles, Sections and
Clauses of the Constitution. An
index of subjects in alphabetical
order follows for easy reference.
The book was written by Bruce
and Esther Findley, with illustra
tions by Richard Dawson, and was
published by the Stanford Uni
versity Press as part of its “Amer
ican Ideas Series.”