JULY 25, 1954 PAGE THREE Dramatic Photos Show Firing. Army Adds Corporal Guided Missile To Weapons List THE Department of the Army has announced the addition o to be used in support of ground combat operations. The Corporal is p troops. Equipped with either an atomic° ~ f the Corporal Guided Missile to the fast-growing list of new weapons roduced by the Firestone Company and delivery is being made to or conventional type warhead, the Corporal is a surface-to-surface guided missile capable of engaging tactical targets far beyond the ranges of artillery or the new 280mm gun and “Honest John” I'ocket. The weapon gives the field commander far greater firepower on the battlefield and enables him to strike selected targets deep in the enemy rear areas. ❖ * the CORPORAL follows a bal listic trajectory in its flight to the target. Weather and visibility con ditions place no restriction on the L’se of the weapon. Motive power is supplied by a powerful rocket iiiotor. The missile travels through Piant Roof Now Has New Aviation Marker A new air marker has been painted on the roof of the plant by members of the Gastonia Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. The sign replaces a marker which was covered by the last coating of asphalt and gravel applied to the i'oof. The new sign, which will identify Gastonia and point to the Municipal Airport for the benefit of aviators passing over, was painted with long lasting traffic paint furnished by the city. Stork Cld and Mrs. Hobart Munn, .Jr., announce the birth of a son, David Keith, on ‘Wednesday, June 9, at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Mr. ^ann is a twister tender. Jack Guffey, doffer, and Mrs. Guffey announce the birth of a son, Donald Ray, on May 14 at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Twister Tender Hillard Terry Mrs. Terry announce the ‘i th of a son, Hillard, Jr., on May 26. J^offer Kenneth Bell and Mrs. announce the birth of a son ^ June 17, at Gaston Memorial hospital. Service Awards fifteen YEAR PINS ^^inton Guffey p ten year pins '-arding I^Pal Bradley ^'visting W. Jacobs ;^«kE.Tin„ j ■‘“‘ty Control Cecil Bryant L. Richburf? ^lUbert O 1 I'-ed CoH ^^Sue Shop n T V Johnson space at several times the speed of sound. Essential components of the weapon’s system include the missile, a mobile launcher and guidance equipment. The launcher is a comparatively simple device consisting of a light metal take off pedestal. A self-propelled, hydraulically operated erector places the missile in firing posi tion on the take-off pedestal. As early as 1944, the California Institute of Technology, under an Army Ordnance contract, began experiments in the application of rocket propulsion to artillery range missiles. These predecessors of the Corporal were named the Private, the Private First Glass, and the WAG Cox'poral. Much of the field test work was conducted at the Army’s White Sands Proving Ground, in New Mexico. ❖ * ❖ THE EARLY SUCCESS of the experiments and the great poten tialities of rocket propulsion led to the establishment of the Jet | Propulsion Laboratory, an Army Ordnance owned installation op erated under contract by the Cali fornia Institute of Technology. Recognizing the progress made in the fields of rocket propulsion, aerodynamics and guidance, the Army requested the California In stitute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to under take a full-scale guided missile de velopment project. The result of this program is the present model of the Corporal. 5 m (1) IN FLIGHT at White Sands Proving Ground, N. M., is the Corporal, the U. S. Army’s Surface- to-Surface Guided Missile. The missile is produced by the Firestone Company for the Army. Firing of the missile is shown in these dramatic official Army photos released by the Department of Defense. (2) THE CORPORAL is carried on its tactical transporter-erector at start of preparations for firing. (3) BEING ELEVATED to erect position by its erector, the Corporal is shown as firing prepara tions start. (4) HAVING RAISED the Corporal to a firing position, the erector is lowered to its traveling position on the transporter. (5) INSPECTING the missile on the “Servicer.” (6) FINAL A1).JUSTMENTS are made in preparation for firing. (7) THE MISSILE is ready for firing. (8) .lUST AFTER “Take-Off,” the missile starts toward its target. 1st Three Months Of ^54 Stand As Company’s Safest The first three months of 1954 have proved to be the safest to date for our Company plants. In a recent report the Safety Depart ment announced that the frequency rate has been reduced by 23 per cent and the severity rate by (51 per cent. At the end of March the Com pany’s accident frequency rate was 1.3 as compared with l.G last year at the same time. The severi ty rate was only 0.11 as compared with 0.28 last year. Fourteen plants of the Company had an accident frequency rating of 0.0 with no lost-time accidents reported during the first quarter. Included in these 14 are: Plant 2, Pottstown Tire Plant, Hamilton, Canada; Akron Steel Products, Port Elizabeth, Lake Charles, Ben- nettsville, Akron Synthetic Plant, New Castle, Memphis Flotation Gear, Woodstock, Canada; New Zealand, Los Angeles, Xylos, and Memphis, Xylos. Company SponsQred Films Added To Movie Schedule In addition to the regularly scheduled movies each Friday night in the playground, the following films—made available by the Company—will be shown on the dates indicated: “Goggles and Gauntlets”—July 30; “America’s Future Progress Depends on Bet ter and Safer Highways”—Au gust (5; “Liberia, Africa’s Only Re public’'—August 13; and “The Fabulous 500”—August 20. inemortam MRS. EARL HAMILTON The employees of the Twisting Department extend their deepest sympathy to Earl Hamilton, twist er tender, in the recent death of h:s wife, Mrs. Earl Hamilton. MRS. J. C. McCRAW Mrs. J. C. McCraw, wife of John McOaw, Carding Depart ment, died at her home on Hooper Street, June 13, following a long illness. Mrs. McCraw was the mother of Mrs. Polly (Carpenter, SYC Weaving Department. Deej)- est sympathy is-extended to the McCraw family. MR. WALTER H. LUNSFORD Mr, Walter B. Lunsford, father of Mrs. .loan Alexander, Main Of fice, passed away July (5, at Dos Arc., Arkansas. The employees of Main Office extend their deepest sympathy to the family. JOHN W. GALLOWAY John W. Galloway died at the age of 84 on May 10. Burial was held in Hiawasee, Ga. Mr. Gallo way was the grandfather of Mrs. Era Gribble, tie-in-hand, and made his home in Gastonia. BEN ROGERS Ben Rogers, father of Herman Rogers, yarn man, died at his home in Franklin, N. C., on Friday, May 21. MR. LEWIS P. HOPE Lewis P. Hope, father of Doffer Boyd Hope and Doffer Loyd Hope, passed away Sunday, May 30. The employees of the Twisting Depart ment extend sympathy to the Iloiie family.