march 25, 1954 NIWS PAGE THREE IN BRIEF WINDING Mark Dellinger, yarn man, spent a Week with his mother, Mrs. A. J. Dellinger, of South Carolina. Christine Stroupe, winder ten der, has been host to her sister, Mrs. Coleen Faulkner, and daugh ters, Denise and Rhonda of De troit, Mich. The Winding Department wel comes Ed Carswell, sweeper, Mrs. Mary Ervin, and Mrs. Ger trude Lail. Mrs. Fannie Black is in the hos pital. Her friends wish her a speedy recovery. Warehouse Mr. and Mrs. Grady Armstrong of Clover, S. C., were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs, Waiter Davis of York, S. C. Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Moore and family visited Mr. and Mrs. Grady Alexander of Charlotte. Mrs. Alex ander is a sister of Mr. Moore. The Warehouse employees wel come back Bob Purkey to their de partment. Mr. Purkey was recently discharged from the U. S. Army. Leepoleon Holmes and William Jefferson Byrd have joined the United States Naval Training Cen- San Diego, California. twisting Pvt. Joe D. Faris, son of Elmer ^aris, overhauler, is home on fur lough. He will report back to New Jersey for overseas duty assign ment. ^ke Dereberry, son of Morris Dereberry, twister tender, has been ill with Measles. Alonzo Hutchins, who was seri- injured last September in a ^reck, is still in Gaston Memorial ^ospital. He is a brother of Roy utchins, beam man. Mrs. Myrtle Benton, reclaimer, onored her husband, Marvin Ben- Card Room section man, at a irthady dinner March 5. ^I's. Leila Shehane, reclaimer, family spent a day in Concord, • C., recently, visiting relatives. Sgt. Peggy Gordon of Camp Le- ®une, N. C., has visited her sister, Estelle Price, respooler. ^^rs. Lionel Carver of Ashville, ’ spending a week with her 0 hgj.^ Mrs. H. F. Burgess, and ® er, Mrs. Jennie Bradley, re- spooler. Hogg of Knoxville, visiting her sisters, Mrs. respooler, and Mrs. Kilby, Main Office. ^’’adley, twister tender, nis vacation at home. Sharan Whitesides, daugh- firady Whitesides, twister U)y undergone a tonsilecto- Gaston Memorial Hospital. ^ass^ Hass, wife of Alden ^^an, is ill at Gaston iiig ^ Hospital after undergo- operation. Her child- ^een Noretta, have also 'with measles. i-Vlfg -p law of T Hodge, mother-in- ^isiti Alford, twister tender, L^k California. twister tender, and ®bi’ated their fifteenth Mr. 5^^^niversary March 4. ^nd Claude Taylor and Visited Stacy recent- Taylors’ daughter, ’xT^^ Duke University, Taylor is a cholarship winner. Lathe Operator J. E. Fletcher and wife, Skeet, tie-in-hand, re cently spent a week end with Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Oakley in At lanta, Ga. Mrs. E. J. Tyler of McCall, S. C. visited three weeks with her daugh ter, Mrs. Bertha Dodgen, respooler. Mrs. Pearl Aldridge, inspector, had as week-end guests, February 20, her sister, Mrs. James Hanna, and children of Kingstree, S. C. WEAVING Mrs. Resbeth Webb, battery hand, is home after a confinement in Gaston Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Ethel Robinson, change hand, is back at work after a three- month absence. Mrs. Maggie Parrish, battery hand, recently spent a week end with her daughter, Mrs. John Capps of Bryson City, N. C. Mrs. Lula Pritchett of Lula, Ga. is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Oleen Weaver of the Weaving De partment. Mrs. Edith Brandon and Mrs. Alene Nelson have visited in Rock Hill, S. C. Mrs. Irene Phillips, smash hand, had as a recent guest, her sister, Mrs, S. C. Hewitt of Shelby, N. C. Max Carey, weaver, is home after a confinement in the hospital, Mrs. Meta Hewitt, weaver, spent Sunday, March 7, with her mother, who was recently injured in a fall. CLOTH ROOM Sgt. Burleigh J. Withers, nephew of Mrs. Helen McCarter, burler, ar rived home March 3, from one year of overseas duty with the Air Force in French Morrocco, North Africa. After a 30-day furlough he will be stationed in Orlando, Fla. Mrs. R. C. Wilson of Commerce, Ga., is spending several days with her son, Gordon, of the Cloth Room. W. B. Morris of Gainsville, Ga., is visiting his son. Jack, folding machine operator. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Nichols and children visited Westminister, S. C., with Mr, and Mrs. Jess Woods for the celebration of Mrs, George Sands’ 84th birthday dinner, Mrs, Nichols is employed in the Cloth Room. WAREHOUSE The employees of the Warehouse are pleased with the enclosed ramps recently completed. “A big improvement over the open ramps we had before,” they say. Mr. and Mrs. George Pender grass’ sons, Terry and Perry, have been ill in Union County Hospital, Union, S. C. MAIN OFFICE The Main Office personnel join in welcoming two new-comers, Mrs. Cornelia McCarv^er and Charles Metz. Mrs. McCarver is married to James McCarver of the Twisting Department. They are the parents of two sons, David and Allen, Charles Metz, comes to us from The Firestone Tire & Rubber Com pany of Akron, Ohio, He is married to the former Miss Geraldine Par- ton of Akron, They are the parents of two daughters, Kathleen Anne and Marilyn Sue. The Metz family will make their home at 1210 Spen cer Ave. Asbury Neely, Main Office, known to all as Britt, is a patient at Gaston Negro Hospital, Bobby James, a student at Appa lachian State Teachers College at Boone, N, C,, spent the week end of March 19, with his parents, Mrs. Novella James, Payroll Depart ment, and Carl James, Carding De partment, Miss Betty Moss and Mrs. Mo- zelle Brockman, both of Main Of fice, Mary Julia McArver and Helen Phillips attended the “State Federation of Baptist Business Women” at the First Baptist Church, Greensboro, N, C., March 10. SHOP Miss Louise Sparrow, student at Warren Wilson College, spent the week end of March 14 with her parents. Yardman Frank Sparrow and Mrs. Sparrow. Troy Jones, tinsmith, had as re cent guest, his brother, Willis, who is a 17-year veteran with the Mer chant Marines and holds the rating of Chief Mate. Lathe Operator John Fletcher, Jr., and Mrs. Fletcher visited Mrs. Gordon Oakley in Atlanta, Ga., re cently. Mrs. Oakley is a sister of Mr, Fletcher. CtJ> Mr. and Mrs. Robert Pence an nounce the birth of a son, Robert, Jr., on March 8. Mrs. Pence has served as an employee in the In dustrial Relations Department, Leonard Green, twister tender, announces the birth of a son, Taffey Lee, on February 24, at Garrison General Hospital, Electrician and Mrs, J, G, Tino, Jr., announce the birth of a daugh ter, Cindy Gail, on March 9, at Garrison General Hospital, Mr, and Mrs, Sheldon Spencer announce the birth of a daughter, Malinda Kay, at Garrison General Hospital, March 1, Mrs, Spencer has served as an employee in the Payroll Department, Mr, and Mrs, Walter Davis an nounce the birth of a daughter, Audrey Rena, on March 15 in York, S. C. Mr, and Mrs, Richard Glenn an nounce the birth of a son, Michael Alexander, on March 16, Mr, Glenn is employed in the Winding Depart ment. A Backward Look IF you had worked in the plant in 1916 you would remember the steam engine and rope drive, above, which provided power for the entire plant in those days. The equipment shown here was lo cated where the present electrical switch board and Quality Control Laboratory are located. It consisted of a 1,200 horsepower engine with a drive made of 1 1/2-inch manilla ropes, in some instances 500 feet long. Eager To Learn BASEBALL is the topic of discussion and the prospective play ers, above, are already getting doubles, triples, and making double plays—all mentally, of course—in their baseball school sessions. The one-week school, recently conducted by Recreation Director Ralph Johnson, was open to all Firestone Community boys. Statens Recreation Leaders Meet Here -TV---;, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS of the North Carolina Recreation Society met last month for a day long session as guests of this plant at the Girls’ Club, Recreation Director Ralph Johnson, who is vice- president of the group, acted as host. Between meetings, the directors paused for a delicious luncheon prepared by Mrs, Nellie Stowe, club hostess. In the picture, above, seated left to right, are Misses Mable Smith, Evelyn McNeely, Ruth McCall, and William Faye, (president N.C.R.S.). Standing, second row left to right, are Marion Deal, C. R. Wood, Roy Ellington, Mr. Johnson, Ralph Andrews, Harold Meyer, and Jimmy Stevens, Jr. In the back row are Loyd Hathaway, Lonnie Powell (treasurer N.C,R,S,), John Brindle, William Stonarch, Jr., Hubert Henderson, and William Robinson.