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OCTOBER 25, 1954
Mrs. Louise Jones, spooler ten
der, and her husband, Windom,
spent a week end visiting the
former’s parents in Lula, Ga.
Mrs. Addle Deaton, spooler ten
der, spent a week end with her
son, Jimmy Reynolds and his fami
ly in Bennettsville, S. C.
C. J. Cox, husband of Mrs, Bran-
Cox, reclaimer, is undergoing
ti’eatment at the Gaston Memorial
^I's. Sallie Dempsey of Co
lumbia, S. C., is visiting her daugh
ter, Mrs. Lucille Fowler, spooler
Second Hand Milton Nichols and
his family toured the mountains
Mrs. Leila Wilson, reclaimer, and
her husband, Gomer, spent a week
^nd in Greenville, S. C.
Yarn Checker Norman Price and
his family visited relatives in
^aynesville, N. C., recently.
Engineer Harold Umstott of
Akron was the speaker at the
^en’s Fellowship Club at West
End Methodist Church recently.
Umstott is an active member
pf Main Street Methodist Church
Akron. His talk and pictures of
is travels in Europe and South
^erica were enjoyed by the men.
Carpenter John Mitchell, Mrs.
^itchell, their daughter and Mrs.
essie Mitchell visited Mr. and
James Wheeler of Charles
ton) S. C. recently. Mrs. Wheeler
^iu- daughter of Mrs. Bessie
* itchell and a sister of John
Shop employees who enjoyed
^Cations recently were Howard
oore, Joe Burroughs, James
J:;J'awford, Paul Nolen, Alfred
and Vergil Stiles.
Miss Phoebe Pearson, Shop Of
fice, reports a very interesting and
enjoyable vacation in the Quebec
and New Brunswick provinces of
Of special interest in Moncton
was the “Tidal Bore;” whose wall
of water ranges from a few inches
to four feet in height, and the
“Magnetic Hill” where your car
goes up hill backward without any
power, gathering speed to the top.
It goes up frontwards without
power but at a much slower rate
The Reversing Falls at Saint
John were a wondrous work of
nature. This was caused by the
rise and fall of the tides of the
Bay of Fundy.
Miss Betty Little, daughter of
Lathe Operator Cramer Little
and Mrs. Little, entered Tulane
University, New Orleans, La., to
study for her master’s degree in
Plumber Lowery Davis and Mrs.
Davis spent their vacation recent
ly visiting their daughter, Mrs.
Robert Jenkins and her husband in
Harlingen, Texas. Mr. and Mrs.
Davis also visited in Mexico.
Mrs. Rosie Francum, tool room
clerk, and her daughter, Jane, had
as their guest recently. Miss
Patsy Jones of Raleigh, N. C,
Shop employees vacationing in
September were Edward Taylor,
William Miller, Ralph Dalton,
Clyde Foy, Robert Harmon, Paul
Barker, James Ledford, Gentry
Tindall, Robert Passmore and
New employees in the Winding
Department are Winder Tenders
Louise Medlin, Sarah Smith and
Dorothy Perry and Mable Man-
tooth have returned to work after
several days of absence.
Winder Tenders Helen Rhyne
and Rilla Sarvis have been out sick
for several days.
Mrs. Hazel Nolen, winder tender,
had as week end guest, her brother
Thurston People of Greenville,
Jerry Buchanan, son of Mrs.
Judy Buchanan, winder tender,
spent a few days in the hospital.
Larry M. Frady, son of Yarn
Packer William Frady, spent the
week end at home I’ecently. Larry
Is stationed at Fort Jackson, S. C.
New yarn packers in the Wind
ing Department are William Frady
and Ernest Meek.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dellinger
and their daughter spent a week
end visiting Mr. and Mrs. Vance
Royster in Fallston, N, C,
Mesdames Mae Grlndle, Hazel
Paterson, Lillian Seism, and Miss
Bertha Dettmar have returned to
work in the Winding Department.
Mrs. Mayzelle Lewis, winder ten
der, and her husband spent the
week end recently in Asheville,
George Mantooth, son of Mrs.
Seattle Mantooth, winder tender,
Jerry Bryson, son of Mrs.
Maude Bryson, Spinning Depart
ment, has entered the Universi
ty of North Carolina on a four-
year scholarship given by the
has joined the United States Air
Mrs. Faye Ross, winder tender,
is undergoing treatment at a local
Weaver Carl Stewart and Mrs,
Stewart were happy to have their
son, Carl, Jr,, home for the week
end, Carl won a Firestone Scholar
ship and is studying for the mini
stry at Duke University,
Fixer Roy Ward and Mrs. Ward,
change hand, has as their guests,
Mr, and Mrs, R, K, Franklin and
?on of El Paso, Texas, Mrs, Frank
lin is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs,
Mrs. Tom Mathis, smash hand,
spent feM^ days with her brother,
Sgt, Frank Miller in Durham, N, C,
Sgt, Miller has just returned from
duty in Korea,
The employees of the Weaving
Department welcome the follow
ing employees to their department:
Mesdames Ailine Smith, Mae Belle
Blaylock and Edna Emmltt, battery
hands, and also Quill Boy James
Rosetta Van Dyke, battery hand,
and Blanche Elmore, weaver, have
returned to work after a leave of
Henry Gordon has returned to
work after a recent operation at
Gaston County Negro Hospital,
The Warehouse employees wel
come the following new employees:
Trucker Smith Herndon, Finley
Williams and Alvin L. Wright.
Mrs. Zula Elsenhower was host
to Mrs. J, H, Hooten of Atlanta,
Georgia, during the week of Oc
tober 4, 1954, Mrs, Hooten is a
former resident of Gastonia, N, C,
Mrs, Eisenhower also spent the
week end of October 9, 1954, in
Rocky Mount, visiting friends,
Ralph Johnson was on vacation
from September 27, to October 11,
1954, He spent his vacation in
leisure at home.
Miss Joyce Ann Thornton,
daughter of Twister Tender
Paul Thornton and Mrs. Thorn
ton, left September 9 for A. S,
T. C., Boone, where she will re
sume her studies as a member
of the sophomore class.
Five Suggestion Winners Tell Why They Turn In Ideas
Ideas Are Money! There Is a Better Way! There Is a Safer Way! and many more like these.
Recognize these? Many employees do and heed these wise words of advice. These people are the spinners, mechanics, loom fixers and all the others who turn in
suggestions to better production and safety methods. They are the men and women who make Firestone Textiles a better place to work, who make their own job easier
Not only are they helping to build a better plant, but they also take home suggestion checks.
Surely this is reason enough to start jotting down ideas that will improve your job and turn them in. The money you win will help you out financially and at the
Same time help others. But even better, hear the words of those employees who have won many awards. The inquiring reporter asked these five people why they, as
_^_^ners of suggestion awards, turn in their ideas. Remember you can’t win an award if you don’t turn in your ideas.
We ^ ^^^ff> loom fixer in the
thi*ii ^^partment, said, “I
if V, 1 .
tion increase produc-
easie/^T^ makes the job
Proved ®®^®thing can be im-
dous, I make it less hazar-
^^Sgesti -Although the
^^^11 t}?^ awards are sometimes
® ^«^ounts add up, Win-
is just like re-
^ «>oney from home,”
“When I see something that
can be improved and will benefit
the Company and the people
working in my department,” N,
L, Harris said, “I turn it in,” Mr.
Harris, an employee in the Weav
ing Department, also said,
“sometimes new ideas save time,
waste and money. When I put
in a suggestion and it doesn’t get
adopted, I try harder the next
Alva Fish, employee in the
Shop, stated, “I turn in ideas be
cause it benefits the people
working here and also the Com
pany. It sometimes improves
working conditions and makes
your job easier. I am always
looking for new ideas which may
put a little extra money in my
pocket. Everyone should be a
“It is a good way to get a
little extra money and at the
same time it helps the Company
and other employees,” says Mi’s.
Hazel Clark, tie-in-hand in the
Twisting Department, “It sure
gives you a wonderful feeling to
know that one of your sugges
tions has been adopted, I am con
stantly on the lookout for new
ideas that will help the Com
pany and employees,”
Mrs, Christine Clark, secre
tary to Mr, E, J, Mechem, said,
“I enjoy working for a Com
pany that permits you to offer
suggestions and at the same time
receive money for them if
adopted, I heartily endorse the
suggestion system and encourage
each employee to turn in their