Congratulations Little Leaguers upon winning the A. L. Suddeth League Championship for the sec ond consecutive year. Tifre$lon« GASTONIA Highways will probably be extra crowded during vacation time. . . . you should be extra careful. VOLUME III GASTONIA, N. C., JUNE 25, 1954 NO. 11 \ y t -m. "I ITr 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 Community CampaignChairman Harvey S. firestone, jr., of Akron, Ohio, has accepted the l^ational chairmanship of United Community Campaigns of America, announced recently. ^ 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 country.” (Continued On Page 3) 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- gain. 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. FIRST GAME Eleven Scout Troops Represented Among Certificate Winners 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. AB R H Bumgardner, S. S. 4 2 1 Elmore, R. F, 2 1 1 Smith, P., 1-B. 3 0 1 Heafner, 1-B., P, 3 1 2 Bradley, 3-B, 3 0 1 Tatlock, C, 3 0 1 Mai’chant, C. F. 3 1 2 Long, L, F, 3 0 0 Moore, 2-B, 0 0 0 Parker, 2-B. 0 1 0 — — — 24 6 9 FIRESTONE M. Huffstetler, C. P. 4 1 2 Faulkner, 3-B 2 1 0 Jordan, 1-B,, C. 2 1 1 Turner, P., 1-B, 2 1 ] Lunsford, 2-B, 3 1 1 Freeland, S, S. 3 2 2 Honeycutt, R. F. 1 0 0 R, Huffstetler, R, F, 2 1 0 Jones, L, F, 1 1 0 Dodgen, C, F. 2 0 0 — — — 22 9 7 (Continued On Page 4) Three Employees 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 plant. In addition to Mr. Young, Ver non Brockman, Laboratory, and Gary Lyles, Cord Weaving, were graduated in Yarn Manufacturing, and Weaving and Designing re spectively. 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 state. (Continued On Page 4) 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.

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