APRIL 10, 1954
Jim Bates, fixer, has returned to
work after an absence of five
Bobbie Towery is spending a 30-
day furlough with his parents,
Fred Towery, card tender, and Mrs.
Pfc. Jerry Peters, son of Nina
Peters, roving hauler, of Cherry
Point, N. C. recently spent a week
end with his mother.
Gwynn Hardin, beam doffer, re
cently visited his mother in An
drews, N. C.
Mrs. Maude Lail, winder tender,
has returned to work after a 3-
Michael Reel, son of Mrs. Helen
Reel, winder tender, has been ill
George Ballew, sweeper, is a pa
tient at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Lelia Wilson, reclaimer, and
husband spent a week end in Char
leston, S. C., visiting friends.
Mrs. Chloe McDaniel, spooler
tender, and family, and Mr. and
Mrs. Bill York spent the day in
Chimney Rock, N, C., recently.
Mrs. Madge Hembree, creeler,
family, visited in Henderson-
Mrs. Glenda Tolbert, creeler, has
Returned to work after being out
due to illness.
Mrs. Gertrud>e Hampton, warper
tender, and husband, visited rela-
ives in Durham, N. C., recently.
Mrs. Rosalie Burger, reclaimer,
^d as week-end guests, her bro
ther, Mrs. Paul Wiggins, and fam
ily of Bryson City, N. C.
"^he Spooling Department wel
comes as newcomers, Elmore Bry-
ant, Pred Bridges, Lewis Brown as
peepers, and Mrs. Vera Ward,
Mrs. Vera Short, and Mrs. Delsie
®rritt as spooler tenders.
A. group of fifteen women from
® Spooling and Winding Depart-
J^ent met at the home of Mrs.
enda Tolbert, creeler, recently,
^nd organized a club, called the
^la Club. The new club is being
^ed to sponsor recreational and
^cial outings for its members.
Madge Hembree was elected
^^f^dent, Mrs. Rosalie Burger,
^ airman, and Mrs. Glenda Tolbert,
chairman. Mrs. Chloe Mc-
aniel and Mrs. Louise Jones were
^ ''®d to a committee in charge
A 1 j
Hass, cable room tape
1^0^’ ^ patient at Gaston Me-
der hospital where he has un-
^ One a very serious operation.
^ Lankford of Bainbridge,
^’^d, son of Mrs. Mary Lank-
day^^^P^oler, is home on a 14-
to r> He will report back
iVll<g XT -
Ce^ti ' . Deal, reclaimer, re-
her daughter of Hic-
Cei^ti ' Roberts, reclaimer, re-
the week end in Kings
dney Davis and Mrs.
®on, I^avis, splicer, and their
^ in spent Saturday, April
Miss S- C.
^as ^ , ®®rtha Dettmar, warper,
Liv^ f ®^est of Mrs. Sallie Self,
moved to her new home
Mrs. Corrine Lewis, winder ten
der, has visiting her, Sgt. and Mrs.
Cecil Stewart and children of Fair
field, California. Mrs. Stewart is
the former Miss Emma Jean
FORMER Shop Employee Al
fred Crawford and Miss Cornelia
Sue Gantt, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Gantt, were married
February 14 in the Grace Meth
odist Church, Kings Mountain,
N. C. The groom, son of Mill
wright J. N. Crawford of the
Shop, is on leave of absence serv
ing in the United States Navy
and is stationed in Astoria, Ore.
Bill Sparrow, son of Yard Man
Frank Sparrow, spent the week end
of March 21 with his parents. Bill
is an agriculture student at State
Millwrigt Fred Rockett spent the
week end of March 21 in Murphy,
Plant Engineer W. G. Henson
and Mrs. Henson spent a week’s
vacation in Florida visiting Cy
press Gardens, Silver Springs, and
many other points of interest. Be
fore returning home they visited
their son, W. G., Jr., of Cocoa, and
their daughter, Mrs. Thurston Gill
iam of Albany, Ga.
Miss Jackie Gates, inspector,
spent a week end in the mountains
visiting her neice.
Mrs. Catherine Isham, inspector,
has returned to work after an ill
Mrs. Louella Queen, inspector,
had as week end guests recently,
Mr. and Mrs. Troy Hert of Marble,
Mrs. Margie Hill, Main Office,
her husband, Clyde, and their child
ren, Patsy and Scotty, spent the
week-end of April 3 and 4 at Lex
ington, N. C. visiting with Mr.
Hill’s brother and family.
Miss Doris McCready, Main Of
fice, had as week-end guests at her
home on Davis Park Road, Misses
Marjorie Dellinger and June Boyd,
students at Appalachian State
Teachers’ College, Boone, N. C.
Captain George Andrews of Mc-
Dill Air Force Base at Tampa,
Florida, and his wife and children,
arrived in Gastonia, April 1, for a
week-end visit with Mrs. H. F. An
drews and Miss Marguerite Styers,
Main Office, at their home on West
Mrs. Margie Hill and Miss
Myrtle Bradley, Main Office, were
among those attending the evening
session of the annual meeting of
the Women of the Church, Kings
Mountain Presbytery, which was
held on Tuesday, March 30, in Mt.
Holly Presbyterian Church. Miss
Bradley attended the Executive
Board meeting in the afternoon,
and gave her annual report at the
evening session as Chairman of
Business Women’s Circles in Kings
FIFTEEN YEAR PINS
Snow T. Sims
Mary V. Calhoun
Harold H. Dodgen
Lula E. Morrison
TEN YEAR PINS
Mary M. Reeves
Morgan A. Guffey
Grace D. Beaver
Vaughn E. Stiles
FIVE YEAR PINS
Roxie P. Shultz
William M. Ballew
Jess L. Parks, Jr.
Horace A. Helms
Ed F. Atkinson
Melvin W. Bradley
Mr. and Mrs. Lester Dixon an
nounce the birth of a daughter,
Deborah Kay. Mr. Dixon is the son
of Mrs. Ellen Dixon, respooler.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Price an
nounce the birth of a son, Donald,
on March 15.
I 3n jWemoriam
The Carding Department extends
its deepest sympathy to Fred Wal
ker, intermediate tender, in the
passing of his brother-in-law,
Charles Dobbins of Bostic, N. C.
Recreation Director Ralph John
son attended a Work Shop in In
dustrial Recreation at North Caro
lina State College on April 2 and 3,
R. H. Hood, Firestone News
Editor, was hospitalized March 28
and 29 at Gaston Memorial Hos
pital. He is back at work now.
Mrs, Zula L. Eisenhower, mana
ger of Firestone Domitories, was
installed as secretary of Lorraine
Chapter Order of the Eastern Star
on March 27, at the Masonic
Temple. She has attended numer
ous installation meetings, recently,
of this organization in this section
Says Contest Served
As Study Stimulant
CARL STEWART, JR., one of
20 winners throughout the country
in the second annual Firestone
Scholarship Contest, had this to
say when informed of his selection:
“The scholarship is a wonderful
thing. I’ve been working for a
scholarship for a long time, and
when the Firestone Scholarship
Program was announced last year
the fact that there was a possi
bility of winning it was a great
incentive to me to work even
Carl doesn’t know yet where he
will enroll in college. He has sev
eral under consideration, however,
and they’re all located in the Caro-
linas. Wherever he enrolls he plans
to study for a bachelor of arts de
gree in history.
Since the announcement of 1954
scholarship winners was published,
young Carl Stewart, Jr., has been
in demand for speaking engage
ments before local civic clubs. One
of his most recent appearances was
as master of ceremonies for the
Optimist Club Ladies Night pro
gram. It was as a Junior Optimist
that his ability as an orator be
came evident, a discovery that led
eventually to his winning the Op
timist Oratorical Contest for North
and South Carolina in 1950.
Other outstanding accomplish
(1) Gaston County winner of an
oratorical contest entitled “The
Big Change,” and sponsored by the
National Bankers Association.
(2) Member of the National
(3) Chief marshall at Gastonia
High School during junior year.
(4) Elected to high school
(5) Voted “Most Likely to Suc
ceed” by his school mates.
(6) President of class each of
last three years in high school.
(7) President of the school’s
Student Council, 1954.
(8) Past president of the Gas
tonia Junior Optimist Club.
(9) Member of the original com
mittee which drafted the present
Gastonia High School constitution,
considered one of the best in the
Returns To Akron
JACK CORNEL Y, formerly
chief accountant at this plant, has
been transferred to the Akron Of
fice where he had served prior to
coming to the Gastonia plant in
A Firestone employee since 1942,
Mr. Comely has been able to con
tinue his formal education during
his service with the Company by
attending the University of
Akron night classes from which
he graduated in 1948. He was given
a leave of absence the following
year to do graduate work at
Mr. Comely is married to the
former Maxine Moudy of Akron,
Ohio. They have a son, Ralph, age
The Personable Mr. Comely
was honored March 24, at a lunch
eon at the Firestone Girls’ Club,
sponsored by the personnel of the
Firestone Offices and others close
ly connected with Mr. Comely in
their work. The highlight of the
hour was the presentation by Brad
Harrison of a Firestone Stores Gift
certificate to Mr. Comely, ex
pressing the sincere thanks of
those present for the wonderful
personality exhibited by Mr.
Comely as a co-worker and friend.
The luncheon was under the super
vision of Mrs. Nellie Stowe. Special
guests were Mrs. Maxine Comely,
wife of Mr. Comely, and their
small son, Ralph Walter. The
Cornelys left Tuesday, March 30,
for Akron, Ohio, where Mr. Cor-
nely will resume his work with the
Safety Shoes With Style
VERNON MARTIN, Supply Room clerk, examines a pair of
nylon mesh safety shoes from the large stock of men’s and women’s
safety shoes available for employee purchase in the Supply Room.
This shoe, the latest style in steel-toe-cap footwear, is proving very