Firestone News (Gastonia, N.C.) /
May 25, 1954, edition 1 /
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GASTONIA, N. C., MAY 25, 1954
.. . More Sales, More Jobs, More Workers
Lower Costs Are Essential
—President Lee R. Jackson
AS I have emphasized in prev-O
lous talks and messages to our
f^i'ganization, we at Firestone are
taced with vigorous competition
foi' business now that our economy
returned to a normal, peace-
We had a succsssful year in
1953 and we will have the best pos
sible opportunty for another pros-
f*2rous year in 1954 if we all work
*-0 obtain MORE SALES to provide
^^ORE JOBS for MORE WORK
"^he fact that we will have
competition does not have
-0 represent an alarming or an
^■bnoi nial situation. It is really just
return to normal competition,
^ condition under which this Com-
Pany was founded and under which
have made our greatest pro-
^ress. It means we must strive
8'i’der for better quality, value,
Service and lower prices, and that
as it should be. These conditions
should bring out the very best in
'-Ur organization, develop us and
•-trengthen us for the future.
be strong and a leader in
ese important phases of our
usiness puts a greater premium
good workmanship and manage-
In my opinion, the responsibility
sales does not rest alone with
Sales Department, but includes
^Verv department and worker in
business. Every step from raw
Lee R. Jackson
material to the finished product is
a part of the sale.
The actual sale is the end pur
pose of this economic process.
Without the sale, there would be
no need for rubber, no need for
rayon and other textiles, no need
for steel or plastics, no need for
machinery and equipment, and no
jobs or need for employees. If
all of us fully understand and
appreciate that their best oppor
tunity to maintain and create jobs
is through sales, there is no limit
to where we can go.
THE main thing to keep in mind
is that we must please our custo
mers because it is the customer
who pays the wages and benefits
our people receive. It is the custo
mer who creates more jobs. To
please our customers we must have
the best quality products at the
We have said much about how to
build quality into our products and
we have always been proud of the
fact that no other products are as
good as Firestone’s in quality.
We cannot sell effectively, how
ever, unless our prices are right
too. The only way to establish
sound, fair prices is to achieve low
cost production, to eliminate all
waste, develop the best manufac
turing methods and have a loyal,
efficient working organization.
He * *
YOU can help, not only by doing
your job to the best of your ability,
but also by submitting your ideas
for redxicing costs and making sav
ings through the suggestion
system. Boxes for your suggestions
are located throughout the fac
We have a fine organization, a
great Company, and we are for
tunate to be in an industry with
a very optimistic future. If we all
try to produce the best quality at
the lowest cost, there is no doubt
that we will have MORE SALES,
MORE JOBS AND MORE WORK
Unveik^d At Indianapolis
^trates Development Department engineer here demon-
'^Sed • ^^creased tread width of the new front tire that will be
claggj^ running of the 500-mile Memorial Day racing
^^^ianapolis this year. The new tire footprint is not only
but if 1 •
^ial v,;i. designed with three instead of two circumferen-
nbs. Tf .
^®Ht « sives reduced tire deflection, under load, by 25 per
y ft ^
thrr ' *^ooler at high speeds and increases the stability of the
Boy Scout Banquet
Set Here June 10th
THE annual Harvey S. Firestone,
Jr., Awards Banquet for outstand
ing local boy scouts is scheduled
June 10, at the Firestone Girls’
Club. On that occasion 42 boy
scouts from the Gastonia District
will be awarded Certificates of
Merit for their records in scouting
as well as in school and church. Of
the 42, one will receive the Harvey
S. Firestone, Jr., Award for what
in the minds of the judges is the
most outstanding record of them
Presentation of the certificates
and main award will follow dinner
to be served at 7 p. m., by the
Girls’ Club staff. Certificate win
ners will each receive in addition
to a beautifully engraved certifi
cate, a two-week all expenses paid
camping trip to Camp Lanier at
Tryon, N. C.
The Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., A-
ward winner will receive a me
dallion plus a $100 savings bond.
Last year’s winner was William
Lewis Craig, Jr., of Gastonfa
Troop 4. His project—which along
with other factors mentioned above
are considered in determining the
winner—^was a Dutch oven con
structed on his back lawn in a
period of one week.
Bloodmobile Accepts 75 Donors
During Recent Firestone Visit
THE Red Cross Bloodmobile was replenished with 75 pints of life-
saving blood during its visit to the Firestone Girls’ Club, May 24.
Sixty-one pints of the total were contributed by employees of whom
two—T. B. Ipock and Francis Galligan—became members of the very
select gallon donor group.
The Bloodmobile, as is custo-O
mary, was attended by a large
staff of volunteers in addition to
regular Red Cross personnel. Serv
ing as volunteers for the May 24
Oscar Jacobs, Ralph Dalton, Car
roll Webb, and Mesdames Carl
Stowe (chairman), C, D. House, C.
B. Hipps, Bobbie Baldwin, W. R.
Turner, Lillie Owensby, Fred Moss,
Fred Morrow, J. R. Fleming, R. Mi
Hardee, Jim Cooper, Maude John
son, Jack Morris, 0. W. Collette,
Jim Bisanar, Zula Eisenhower, W.
C. Neel, Bob Pence, H. A. Cauthen,
Ben Robinson, Ida Worthy, Roscoe
Blanton, Bill Rhyne, and Miss Bar
Employee-donors were as fol
Clifford Bolding, Thurston Rol
lins, Emlie Goble, Daniel Neesmith,
George Ballew, Joe Henry Givens,
James Bates, John Mitchell, Wade
Stiles, Frontus Lyles, Frank E.
Capps, D. Ray Thomas, Belon D.
Hanna, Charles R. Metz.
Mrs. Aileen Brimer, James D.
Moss, Thomas A. Grant, Horace
Hughes, H. T. Aldridge, Horace C.
Robinson, T. B. Ipock, Junior R.
Bingham, J. G. Tino, J, C. Barnes,
Ronald M. Thomas, Luther C.
Brown, Primes W. Brice, John A.
Verdery, Louis H. Bradley, Miss
Martha Kendrick, Miss Myrtle
Bradley, Mrs. Gene Alexander,
Ollie Liles, J. P. Hart, Peuel L.
Redding, Rosalie Burger, J. B.
Fred Holloway, Hobart Mann,
Jr., Margaret Rhyne, Mrs. Bonnie
Moses, William A. Rhyne, Frank
Spencer, W. Oscar Hart, Francis
B. Galligan, Ben T. Hanna, Robert
H. Hood, Carl E. Briggs, Earnest
G. Keenum, Archie E. Deal, Wil
liam Q. Murray, Charlie N. Plyler,
HOBART MANN, JR., twister
tender, is shown here in the
actual process of giving blood.
The process is speedy and pain
less, according to donors, and is
constantly supervised by Red
Cross nurses such as Mrs.
Beulah Porterfield, above.
Alvin J. Ledford, Oneil Gamble,
Roland E. Conrad, Vivian Bum-
gardner, Thomas Bradley, J. Coy
Davis, Robert L. Huss, A. W. Hor
ton, and Mrs. Verdie Smith.
W. H. Hughes, 19-Year
Employee, Dies At 44
W. H. Hughes, Sales Twisting
section man, died Saturday, May
15. He was 44. He is survived by
his vndow, Mrs. Ruth West Hughes
(Twisting); a son, Herman Hughes
(Sales Twisting); and a daughter,
Mrs. Hazel Boyer. Mr. Hughes, a
19-year employee here, lived at
201 Twin Avenue.
BEING interviewed prior to her acceptance as a blood donor is
Mrs. Margaret Rhyne of the Cloth Room. Dr. Charles H. Morgan,
above, was one of several doctors from the Gaston County Medical
Society who volunteered his services to the Red Cross during the
course of the 6-hour visit of the Bloodmobile here.
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