AUGUST 25, 1954
Summer Sports In Review
THE FIRESTONE Girls Softball team have rounded out a
hard fought season in the Girls Industrial Softball League. They
tied Ragan for second place in the league, trailyig first place
Smyre by just one game. The team, shown above at Firestone Field
consists of (first row) Dorcas Atkinson, Mitchell Wooten, Gladys
Hamrick, Llew Adams, Joann Westbrooks, Joann Williams, Joyce
Gragg, and Glenna Hamrick. Second row: Carolyn Sims, Marlene
Stewart, Barbara Wilson, Doris McCready, Betty Hanna, Geraldean
Ballew, Brenda Bunton, Catherine Rhyne, and Vickie Bolick. Not
present was Bobbie Ballew.
THE FIRESTONE TEXTILES softball entry in the Gaston
County Softball League was runner-up in recent league playoffs,
losing out in the finals to the Dallas Brewers. This team finished
regular season competition in third place and went to the semi
finals in the Mid-Western District Softball Tournament in Shelby,
N. C., being eliminated on August 13 by Dover Mills of Shelby.
In the photo above are bat boy Billy Guffey (foreground) and left
to right in the front row: Jack Guffey, B. T. Hanna, Bud Atkinson,
Bob Purkey, and Roy Pearson. Second row: Jerry Keisler, Sam
Price, Jody Brockman, Jimmy Guffey, Bill Stewart, and Harold
WINNERS from Firestone in the city-wide swim meet at Line-
berger Pool, August 9, are shown here beside the Playground Pool.
Left to right are Karen Smith (walking relay), Becky Smith (walk
ing relay), Savonne Hemphill (40-yard relay), David Lyles (under
water), Trent Wilson (40 and 80-yard free style), Jerry Chastain
(80-yard relay), Diana Smith (80-yard relay), and Linda Brown (40-
yard relay). The strip photo (top) shows Playground youngsters
enjoying watermelon, a traditional Playground closing day event.
The Playground closed August 15, after marking up the most
successful year to date from the attendance standpoint.
FIFTEEN YEAR PINS
Lucy C. Phillips
Chester M. Tate
TEN YEAR PINS
Lerlie M. Stines
Lula C. Snipes
Grace H. Stowe
Sales Yarn Twisting
Walter L. Hughes
James C. Buchanan
FIVE YEAR PINS
Thomas E. Walker
Estell G. Price
Roy C. Hutchins
Claude R. Carpenter
Mae T. Barker
Annie B. Cosey
Gladys A. Butler
L. G. Richardson
Paul 0. Nolen
Thomas J. Stowe
Frazier L. McNair
Ruby E. Peters
Albert W. Laughlin
I Mr. and Mrs. William Allen an
nounce the birth of a son, Bobby
Keith, on July 25, 1954. Mrs. Allen
is a former respooler and Mr.
Allen is a twister tender.
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surface-to-surface weapon design
ed to give field commanders far
Capable of carrying either
atomic or high-explosive warheads,
the Corporal is fired vertically
from a mobile launcher and can
propel itself to selected targets far
beyond the range of present 280-
mm. atomic cannon.
A/3C Clarence Donaldson, Jr.,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence
Donaldson, both of the Twisting
Department, is serving overseas
with the United States Air Force.
His address is as follows: 143-
90-688, Box 2, 1603rd Supply
Sqdn., APO 231, c/o P. M., New
York, N. Y.
SFC JOE B. HARRIS, son of
Employees N. L. and Edna Har
ris, has received a Commenda
tion Ribbon with Medal Pendant
for meritorious service rendered
as custodian of the 32nd QM
Group NCO Open Mess in Korea.
Sergeant Harris has a total of
14 years army service of which
eight were spent in Germany
prior to his present Korean
A/2C JAMES C. MASSEY,
son of Mrs. Minnie Massey, win
der tender, has returned from a
period of 15 months duty in Ko
rea and Japan. After a furlough
here he reported to the army
installation in Macon, Ga., for
further assignment. Prior to en
tering service Mr. Massey was
employed in the Twisting De
PVT. EUGENE T. MASSEY,
another son of Mrs. Minnie
Massey and likewise a former
employee here, is in training at
Fort Lee, Va. His address: Pvt.
Eugene T. Massey, R. A. 14500-
515, Co. F, A. B. N., 1st Q. M. S.
Regt., Class 8, Fort Lee, Va.
Twisting won the second shift
playoffs by defeating Weaving in
the first two playoff contests.
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Weaving took first place in its
division at the recently completed
state wide slow-pitch softball tour
nament held at a number of local
textile plant ball parks.
A full slate of Labor Day activ
ities is being planned by the Rec
reation Department. The events
which will take place at Firestone
Field will include the usual field
day contests such as 50-yard dasTi-
es, bike races, and softball.
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