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March 10, 1954, edition 1 /
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march 10, 1954
Jim Bates, drawing fixer, was
recently a patient at the Garrison
Snow Sims, fixer, has returned
to work after an absence of about
Ted Coxey, stripper, and Harold
Braswell, sweeper, have joined the
U. S. Air Force.
Wilmer Martin of the U. S. Ma-
1‘ines spent the week end with his
paernts, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mar
The Third Shift Card Room
welcomes Miss Nina Peters, can
hauler, to the department.
A Career Man
Mrs. Pearl Aldridge, inspector, had
as recent guests, Mrs. James Hanna
and children of Kingstree, S. C.
Mrs. Hanna is a sister of Mrs.
Section Man Emory McDaniel
and wife were guests of Mrs. Annie
Cosey, reclaimer, Sunday, Febru
Miss Carrie Margaret Ferguson,
daughter of Plant Officer Charles
Ferguson, has been employed as an
assistant to the Recreation De
partment. Miss Ferguson is in
charge of the Recreation Center
for the time being. She will be
assigned to the Playground when
it is opened for the summer season.
SGT. THEODORE BRISON is
^ career serviceman with seven
year’s service to his credit. He is
currently serving at Fort Dix,
New Jersey, with the 47th In
fantry Division. His father, Cl
arence Brison, Sr., and his bro
ther, Clarence, Jr., are employees
_^^)the Carding Department.
and Mrs. R. L. Hanna of
Hill were overnight guests
Mrs. Mabls Hanna, tie in hand.
Edd Brockman, cable twister
ender, is confined at home due to
and Mrs. Bill (Dock) Queen,
^^^ived home from Venezula,
outh America. Mrs. Queen is the
^'ighter of Mrs. Maybelle Keisler,
doffer, and Mrs.
Brp** ’ ^espooler, visited Mr.
et «^other, Mrs. D. L. Brew-
I'Uary Sunday, Feb-
Mulkey of Murphy,
^ recent guest of Mrs.
Trenton Ginn and
Mrs ^ recent guest,
had a Johnson, reclaimer,
^ev. j p^^^ent guest, her brother,
E •’ ^®'ldrop, mother of
respooler, is a
®Pital^^ Gaston Memorial
5 Hand Trenton Ginn and
CtitiTi with Mrs. Nettie
'Jirin of p With Mrs, Nettie
Ga, and Mrs. D,
FeK^^ Toccoa, Ga., on Sun-
Se . 21,
Mrs. -^an Otho Chambers and
W as ° ^ Chambers, respooler,
^^^ghter guest, their
N of Winston-
]yj ’ Li,
^ Fogle, respooler, had
of son, M, L.
T. Aldridge and
FIFTEEN YEAR PINS
Mary M. Laughridge
Edna R. Kinsey
Ruth H. Bolick
Lula E, Garrison
TEN YEAR PINS
Lucy B. Allen
Flay L. Hollifield
Sales Yarn Twisting
FIVE YEAR PINS
Dorcas E, Sutton
Jack R. Sutton
Reda M. Hoffman
Kenneth C. Bell
Sales Yarn Twisting
Lura M. Daniel
Harry B. Groves
John S. Mitchell
George W. Philbeck
Wayne E. Johnson
(Continued From Page 1)
The award is given only to those
industrial organizations which have
done an outstanding job in im
proving their safety records. Fire
stone’s 1954 record represents an
improvement of .4 or 22 per cent
in frequency over the previous
For safety records achieved in
1945, 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1950,
Firestone received the National
Safety Council’s Award of Honor
for Distinguished Service to Safe
ty. For 1951, 1952 and 1953, the
title of the award was shortened
to “Award of Honor.”
* * *
IN addition to the Award of
Honor to all 22 U. S. plants of the
Company and the individual plant
award to the Memphis tire plant
for breaking the world’s rubber
industry safety record, the follow
ing individual plant awards were
received by both U. S. and foreign
Award of Honor (three million
safe hours or more)—Akron, Ohio,
Plant 1; Bombay, India; Des
Award of Merit (two to three
million hours)—Akron Plant 2;
Akron Mechanical Building; Akron
Steel Products; Los Angeles, Cali
fornia; Fall River, Massachusetts;
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Tire
Plant; Hamilton, Ontario; Sao
Paulo, Brazil, Christchurch, New
Certificate of Commendation
(one to two million hours)—Los
Angeles, California, Xylos Plant;
New Castle, Indiana.
The special award to Plant 2 was
awarded during the year 1953 for
operation of the plant for 6,542,463
man-hours without a lost-time acci
dent, the world record at that
time for the rubber industry later
exceeded by the Memphis tire
Individual world safety records
in the rubber industry before the
new 1953 records were held suc
cessively from 1947 on by Fire
stone plants at Des Moines, Iowa;
Memphis, Tennessee, and Akron,
Allen Dockery, yarn man, and
Miss Nina Ashe of Bessemer City,
were married in York, S. C. Feb
ruary 5, 1954.
DC/3 Alfred G. Crawford, son
of Mr. and Mrs, J. N. Crawford,
and Miss Cornelia Gantt, daughter
of Mr, and Mrs. Carl Gantt of
Kings Mountain, N. C., were united
in marriage on Sunday, February
1st at Grace Methodist Church in
Kings Mountain. Mr. and Mrs.
Crawford will make their home in
Astonia, Oregon where Mr. Craw
ford is stationed with the Navy.
Louie Dan Leonhardt, son of
Lathe Operator Ley Leonhardt,
and Miss Mary Sue McAllister,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Mc
Allister were united in marriage
on February 26th at the East Bap
tist Church of Gastonia.
Named To Who’s Who At GHS
CARL STEWART AND LEE .JOHNSON, sons of Firestone
Textiles employees, have been named to Who’s Who at Gastonia
High School for the current school year.
Carl is the son of Carl Stewart, Sr,, weaver, and Mrs. Hazel
Stewart, respooler. He is president of the senior class at GHS and
likewise headed the junior class last year. Scholastically he rates
with the best, having appeared on every honor roll issued since he
entered high school.
Lee Johnson is the son of W. A, Johnson, Spinning De
partment, and Mrs, Corrie Johnson, reclaimer. He is monitorial
representative for his class and assistant editor of the Spmner,
the school yearbook. This marks the second year he has served on
the Monitorial Council.
The New Carpenter Home
ADAM F. CARPENTER, slasher tender, is the proud owner of
this new house located on the Bessemer City-Cherryville highway.
The compactly built home consists of two bedrooms, combination
living and dining room, small kitchen, and bath. It has longleaf pine
flooring, sheet rock walls, and Celetex ceilings.
Servicemen And Veterans
Mr, and Mrs. Jack Barker an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Patricia, on January 20, in York
County Hospital, York, S. C. Mr.
Barker is a twister tender.
S/Sgt. Jerry W. Turner and
Mrs. Turner announce the birth of
a son, Jerry Richard, on January
10 at Bowling Air Force Hospital,
Washington, D, C, Sgt, Turner is
the son of Second Hand William R.
Mr, and Mrs, Glenn Jones, Jr.,
announce the birth of a son, Glenn
III, on February 9. Mrs. Jones is
the daughter of Mrs. Brannon Cox,
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Moore an
nounce the birth of a son on Janu
ary 30 at the Gaston Memorial
Mr. and Mrs. James Propst an
nounce the birth of a son on Feb
ruary 20, 1954 at the Garirson Gen
eral Hospital. Mrs, Propst is an
employee of the Twisting Depart
Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson,
Cotton Department, announce the
birth of an eight pound son,
Michael Jerome, on December 26,
1953 at the Gaston Negro Hospital.
A/B WILLIE L. CROMER,
son-in-law of Mrs. Girthel Con
ger, winder tender, is stationed
at Lackland Air Force Base,
San Antonio, Texas. His wife is
the former Miss Vera Conger of
S/SGT. CARL W. TURNER,
son of Second Hand W. R, Turn
er, has recently been sent to
Japan as a maintenance man for
jet aircraft. His wife and child
ren expect to join him there in
the near future.
AIRMAN First Class Hobert
Aldridge, Jr,, son of Overseer
and Mrs. H. T. Aldridge, is serv
ing overseas with the Air Force.
His friends may write him at
the following address: Provisio
nal Squadron No. 1429, APO,
959, c/o Postmaster, San Fran
HERBERT SCISM, former
coast guardsman and son of Mrs.
Lillian Seism, winder tender, has
set the highest scholastic aver
age for the first semester as a
student at Belmont Abbey Col
lege, Belmont, N. C, Mr, Seism
served in the coast guard three
years prior to entering Belmont
Abbey in November, 1953.
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