MAY 10, 1954
Cancer Society Thanks Employees
May 4, 1954
To the Employees of Firestone Textiles:
We wish to thank all those who contributed so generously to
the fund for The American Cancer Society. The check for $1,471.05
which we received recently will help immeasurably in our three-fold
program of RESEARCH, EDUCATION and SERVICE. We hope
that all of you will watch for the DANGER SIGNALS of cancer,
and have periodic examinations, so that it may be found and treated
early. Please use our information center at 242 East Main Avenue,
if we can be of help to you. It is open on Tuesday from 2-4 p. m.
and on Friday from 10 to 12 o’clock.
Mrs. Harry D. Riddle, County Chairman
Mrs. Ralph L. Sanborn, Executive Secretary
I Provide Job Security, Yet
Cost Nothing—What Am I?
I am oft-times unseen, but of most importance; I assure acceptance
of your work; I am your responsibility; I create friendship and good
will; I inspire respect and confidence—Everybody wants me.
I attract buyers; I build sales; I cost nothing—and I should be a
part of everyone’s handiwork.
I provide for job security; I am an integral part of fine crafts
manship. I am QUALITY.
—Paul E. Allen, Director of Quality Control, Beech Aircraft Corp.
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The sentiments of this reading may be expressed in many ways,
but the main thought will still prevail, . . . Quality is a synonym for
When production quality is high, a job becomes easier. In turn,
when the job is easier to do, we can do the job with more confidence
and have more respect for the finished product.
It isn’t always easy to see what is added to the quality of a
product. However, fine craftsmanship of the finished product is always
recognizable. Whether the product is a sleek, powerful automobile or a
squat, bulky anti-tank mine, it is of no consequence.
Appearances are not always a basis for sound judgement in
quality. There are times when the precise functioning of an anti-tank
mine is of more value than the most beautiful car in the world.
The best feature of quality is the least expensive. Doing a job
better costs nothing, and is something everyone can easily do.
The rewards in confidence and added respect for the product are
the smaller payments. Job security as a result of a competitive
advantage is one of the larger rewards.
Quality makes a job easier, employment steadier and yet costs
nothing. Make QUALITY a personal mark.
Saving The E-Bond Way
THERE is no security that is safer than a United States Savings
Bond. Both principal and interest are guaranteed, so that the invest
ment is never subject to market fluctuations. Interest is earned at a
fixed schedule for as long as 19 years and 8 months from date of issue.
Savings Bonds are a cash reserve when cash is needed, but unlike cash,
they earn interest and if lost, stolen, or destroyed may be replaced.
The E Bond is purchased at 75 per cent of maturity value. Interest
is added each six months. It matures in 9 years and 8 months, paying
$4 for each $3 invested. The investment yield is 3 per cent compounded
semiannually, when held to maturity. It may be held up to 10 additional
years, at 3 per cent compound interest. Held for the full 19 years and
8 months, a Series E Bond returns 80 per cent more than its original
The E Bond is the most popular security of all time. More than
forty million Americans own E Bonds. Among them are millions of
regular purchasers, who are steadily adding to their Bond holdings.
They use the Payroll Savings Plan at their places of employment,
or the Bond-a-Month Plan at their banks.
Volume III, No. 8, May 10, 1954
Published at Gastonia, North Carolina
By Firestone Textiles
A Division of
The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Department of Industrial Relations
R. H. HOOD, Editor
CARDING—Edna Harris, Jessie Westmoreland.
SPINNING—Mary Turner, Maude Johnson.
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Helen Reel, Rosalee Burger.
TWISTING—Hazel Foy, Grace Stowe, Annie Cosey, Dean Haun,
SALES YARN TWISTING—Fannie Humphries.
SYC WEAVING—Sarah Davis, Nina Milton, Vivian Bumgardner.
CORD WEAVING—Margaret Rhyne, Irene Burroughs, Mary
QUALITY CONTROL—Dealva Jacobs, Leila Rape, Catherine Isham,
WINDING—Mazelle Lewis, Ann Stevenson, Christine Stroupe.
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop.
WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert Meeks.
PLASTIC DIP—Frances Huffman, Helen Guff«y.
MAIN OFFICE—Mozelle Brockman.
SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE—Sue Van Dyke.
PERSONNEL OFFICE—Barbara Abernathy.
Tensile Strength Tester Is
Vital Quality Control Tool
ONE of the guardians of quality of the cotton yarns produced
at this plant is the Scott Tensile Strength Tester. At regular intervals,
skeins of yarn from production are brought into the laboratory and
tested on this machine for tensile strength, which means that such
skeins are placed under mounting tension until the individual strands
The tension in pounds required
to break the skein is recorded and
from that information can be de
termined whether or not the par
ticular lot of yarn represented by
the skein is likely to withstand the
stresses and strains it will have to
take as finished fabric in the hands
of the consumer.
If the sample does not measure
up to specified standards in tensile
strength, the Quality Control De
partment knows that one or more
of several possible conditions has
arisen. Examples of these are (1)
change in cotton fiber quality, (2)
poor roving, (3) poor maintenance
of spinning frame, (4) worn travel
ers used in spinning, and (5) im
Once the cause is identified an
effort is made to correct it at once.
Through constant vigilance in this
regard, the cotton yarns which
leave this plant can be expected to
meet and often surpass the stan
dards of tensile strength required
Inasmuch as the quality demands
of the consumer are for ever better
products, it is vitally important
that continuing progress be made
in the field of quality production.
For this reason it is not smart,
especially in the highly competi
tive textile markets, to be satis
fied with a passing good product.
The Scott Tester
Rather the search is always on for
a better, and in the present case
stronger, proudct. Machines such
as the Scott Tester keep close
checek on our progress.
Ipock Attends President’s Conference
In Washington On Occupational Safety
INDUSTRIAL Relations Direc
tor T. B. Ipock, Jr., attended the
President’s Conference on Occupa
tional Safety, May 4-6, in Wash
ington, D. C. He, along with more
than 2,000 other representatives
from major American industries,
was welcomed to the conference
by President Eisenhower, who ad
dressed the opening session of the
The basic function of the con
ference is to aid in saving human
life and limb in industry through
the promotion of accident preven
tion. It works through National,
State and local organizations and
agencies in this undertaking.
Special effort is directed toward
reaching smaller business, where
a higher incidence of injuries oc
cur, and assisting in reducing
Mr. Ipock was one of several
industrial representatives from
this state who were invited to
attend the conference hy North
Carolina’s Commissioner of Labor
Forest Shuford. Mr. Ipock serves
on the commissioner’s Advisory
Board for the Conservation of
Winning Egg Hunters
DONALD IPOCK, son of Industrial Relations Director T. B.
Ipock, Jr., holds the “gold” egg he found at the annual Easter Egg
Hunt in Firestone Park. Seated beside him is Miss Shirley Case,
daughter of Shop Employee Clarence Case, finder of the
New Tire Offered
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One of New York City’s large
cab fleets reduced punctures and
road delays attributable to tires by
73 per cent upon switching to Fire
stone tubeless tires, even though
they previously were using punc
ture-proof tubes with conventional
tires, Mr. Nat Levien, President of
the Bell Transportation System,
Incorporated, reports that, “The
saving of time, the reduction of
expense and the improvement in
service have been so phenomenal
that we will never again go back to
the conventional tire and puncture-
proof tube combination.”
THE tire has a newly designed
tread with built-in rib stabilizers
to reduce the noise on curves and
turns and specially cut traction
slots to increase the traction of the
tire on all road surfaces.
As the new all-nylon tire is tube-
less, it becomes the sole air con
tainer. Closer tolerances, there
fore, must be maintained in its
construction. This results in great
ly improved static and dynamic
balance, assuring smoother, quieter
running and easier steering.
The tread is firmly bonded to the
nylon body by the same methods
and materials used in racing tires.
Exclusive new developments in im
proved carbon blacks and tread
compounds, as well as new chemi
cals, make the tire safer and long
Thousands of “500” tires already
have been shipped to Firestone
dealers and stores throughout the
nation for motorists who insist
upon the maximum of safety in
tires for today’s highway and
New Line Of Seat
Big Style Advance
A new line of automobile seat
covers which represents “the most
important advance in seat cover
styling to be developed in 10 years
was announced recently by Earl B.
Hathaway, Sales Manager for The
Firestone Tire & Rubber Company*
“Firestone Supreme Plastic Tail-
orized covers replace the box-like
appearance of conventional covers
with smooth, flowing lines
raglan styling that add new beauty
to car interiors,” Mr. Hathaway
The Supreme Plastic covers are
more easily installed because they
utilize a strong rubber and fabric
cable instead of the conventional
“hog ring” hooks which require
special tools and extra time. Con
stant tension provided by the rub
ber cable and by use of nylo^
Tricot material with a four-way
stretch makes the covers hug con
tours of the seat and fit as smoot
ly as new car upholstery, according
to Mr. Hathaway.
“Practically wearproof, woven
Velon plastic extends over "t e
edges of cushions and back rests o
cover the points of maximum wear*
Because seams are removed
the areas of contact, seam fai ^
is eliminated, and the motorist en^
joys thousands of miles of ex r
wear,” he added.
The new seat covers have a vert
cal stripe design of woven
with quilted plastic trim in ^
lated leather. Colors available a
green, maroon and tan.