Congratulations Little Leaguers
upon winning the A. L. Suddeth
League Championship for the sec
ond consecutive year.
Highways will probably be extra
crowded during vacation time. . . .
you should be extra careful.
GASTONIA, N. C., JUNE 25, 1954
boy scout officials (top picture) surround Scout Billy Sayers as General Manager Harold
fiercer presents to him the Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Award Medallion at the annual Awards Banquet,
June 10. Shown, left to right, are Dan LaFar, chairman of the Gastonia District; R. M. Schiele,
Scout executive; Mr. Sayers; Laxton Hamrick, chairman of the Gaston County District; Mr. Mercer;
and Charlie Bryant, chairman of the Piedmont Council. Certificate winners—40 in all—pose (bottom
picture) after the banquet at the Girls’ Club, Each certificate winner received, in addition to an ap-
Pi’opriately engraved certificate, a gift of money to cover the cost of two weeks’ encampment at Camp
Lanier, official summer camp for the Piedmont Council. (Names of certificate winners are listed else-
.^ere in this issue.)
S. Firestonef Jr., Is Named
Harvey S. firestone, jr., of Akron, Ohio, has accepted the
l^ational chairmanship of United Community Campaigns of America,
^ Mr. Firestone who is chairman of The Firestone Tire & Rubber
^Oftipany said that there will be 1800 local united campaigns this fall,
^ hundred more than last year, for 19,500 local health, welfare and
j^^i'eation services, and national appeals such as the United Defense
and research in disease prevention.
National aggregate of all the^
^ goals, which are determined
g budgeting procedures in
community, will approach
^at Firestone esti-
will be the largest na-
(jg Volunteer effort ever un-
for community health and
Of ^ited Community Campaigns
^erica is fundamentally a
of teamwork,” Mr. Fire-
ii\g represents the join-
Wst ^any forces to provide the
s^tyi^^^^sible health and welfare
to communities all over
the country. Its primary objective
is to mobilize all existing resources
on a volunteer basis to meet human
needs, and to see that this task is
accomplished with the greatest
conservation of time, effort and
money. Evidence that more and
more people in more and more com
munities are demonstrating their
approval of this idea can be seen
in the continuing growth and ex
tension of the ‘one campaign for
many appeals’ plan throughout the
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SCORES BY INNINGS
G. C. Y. 2 1111 0—6
Firestone 0 17 10 x—9
Firestone Wins A. L. Suddeth
League Baseball Championship
FIRESTONE for the second consecutive year has copped the A. L.
Suddeth Little League Baseball Championship in local competition.
The contest was decided Monday night, June 21, when Firestone won a
double header from Gastonia Combed Yarns, 9-6 and 5-3. The games
were played at Todd Field.
Firestone thus joins three otherO
champs in local Little Leagues—
Modena in the BurMil, Smyre in
the Little Southern, and Red
Shield in the United Service.
Highlighting the first of the
title double bill with GCY was a
3-run double by Firestone’s Bunny
Jordan in the third inning. His
teammates drove in 4 more runs
that inning to take a 7-4 lead over
GCY which had led 3-1 going into
the third. GCY came back to score
two more runs to Firestone’s one,
but never seriously threatened a-
Bunny Jordan pitched the second
game in addition to pacing his
team at bat. He allowed but four
hits in the second game, one a 2-
run homer by GCY’s Terry Heaf-
ner in the fifth inning.
Eleven Scout Troops
ELEVEN Boy Scout troops in
Gastonia and vicinity were rep
resented among the 40 Harvey S,
Firestone, Jr,, Certificate winners
announced at the ninth annual A-
wards Banquet for outstanding
Boy Scouts held here June 10.
Each winner qualified by enter
ing a Scout project in competition
for the Harvey S, Firestone, Jr,,
Award, won this year by Eagle
Scout Billy Sayers of Troop 7,
Projects entered this year in
cluded several rustic foot bridges,
in some instances built in difficult
and remote woodland areas. Bird
baths, lean-tos, and out-door ovens
were also popular projects.
A complete list of Certificate
winners by troop follows:
Troop 1: Bobby Hovis, James
Bledsoe, Sammy Wyatt, William
Hannah, Kenneth Green, Eugene
G. C. Y.
Bumgardner, S. S.
Elmore, R. F,
Smith, P., 1-B.
Heafner, 1-B., P,
Mai’chant, C. F.
Long, L, F,
M. Huffstetler, C. P.
Jordan, 1-B,, C.
Turner, P., 1-B,
Freeland, S, S.
Honeycutt, R. F.
R, Huffstetler, R, F,
Jones, L, F,
Dodgen, C, F.
(Continued On Page 4)
Finish At NCTVS,
One With Honors
JAMES P. YOUNG, SYC Weav
ing Department, has graduated as
an honor student at the North
Carolina Textile Vocational School
in Belmont, according to the
school’s superintendent, Chris Folk.
His average of straight A’s kept
him on the honor roll throughout
his enrollment in the Weaving and
Designing course which he took
during morning hours while con
tinuing his second shift job at this
In addition to Mr. Young, Ver
non Brockman, Laboratory, and
Gary Lyles, Cord Weaving, were
graduated in Yarn Manufacturing,
and Weaving and Designing re
Superintendent Folk advises that
new classes, on the morning shift
only, start July 1st, Applications
for admission are now being ac
cepted from those who wish to en
roll. Courses in Yarn Manufactur
ing, Weaving and Designing, Mill
Maintenance, Knitting, and Tailor
ing will be offered. There is no
tuition charge for non-veterans.
Veterans are admitted under a plan
whereby the Veterans Administra
tion pays the cost of the expanded
program which was instituted at
the school to accommodate veter
ans regardless of their resident
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CHAMPIONS AGAIN—Firestone’s Little Leaguers repeated as
A. L, Suddeth League champions by defeating Gastonia Combed
Yarns in a double header Monday night, June 21, at Todd Field.
Team and coach pose above as follows: First row, left to right:
Jimmy Ipock, Douglas Freeland, Roger Lunsford, Gene Dodgin,
Ralph Huffstetler, Vance Ipock, and Dobb Phillips. Second row:
Coach Ralph Johnson, Dwain Faulkner, Ray Jones, Bunny Jordan,
Buford Turner, Sammy Honeycutt, and M, C, Huffstetler. Another
player, David Jacobs, was absent when the group was photographed.