NOVEMBER 10, 1954
Ten Commandments Of Gun Safety
Hunting season is now in full swing and in the interest of
safety the following “Ten Commandments” are being listed. One of
these rules ignored can mean the difference between a happy hunting
trip or a sad one.
1. Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun. This is
the first rule of gun safety.
2. Guns carried into camp or home, or when otherwise not in
use, should always be unloaded and taken down or have actions
open; guns should always be carried in cases to the hunting or
3. Always be sure barrel and action are clear of obstruction,
and that you have only ammunition of the proper size for the gun
you are carrying. Remove oil and grease from chamber before firing.
4. Always carry your gun so that you can control the direction
of the muzzle, even if you stumble; keep the safety on until you
are ready to shoot.
5. Be sure of your target before you pull trigger; know the
identifying features of the game you intend to hunt.
6. Never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot;
avoid all horseplay while handling a gun.
7. Unattended guns should be unloaded; guns and ammunition
should be stored separately beyond reach of children and careless
8. Never climb a tree or fence or jump a ditch with a loaded
gun. Never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle.
9. Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or the surface
of water; when at target practice, be sure your backstop is adequate.
10. Avoid alcoholic drinks before or during shooting.
The above common sense rules may save your life or the life of
your hunting partner. Always observe them when hunting or
handling a gun.
Gives Aid In Wake Of Hazel
all served without pay and were
on their own expense, doing an out
standing job for the sake of
humanity. Major Ferguson pointed
John Freeman, Spinning De
partment, spent Saturday and Sun
day with Ferguson in the distress
Major Charlie Ferguson, plant officer (fourth from left) poses
with other volunteers who helped bring relief to the areas struck
by Hurricane Hazel recently.
Charlie Ferguson, plant officer and major in Civil Air Patrol,
spent his vacation in an unusual way. He was called on to help out
in areas hit by Hurricane Hazel. He served six days and nights with
Charlie, with his mobile radio unit, maintained the sole communi
cation of the district where he was O'
assigned for several days. He had
to keep his car engine running
this length of time to maintain
power for the radio unit. After
getting radio communications set
up permanently, he was air-lifted
on to Top Sail Island where he
maintained communications for
the Army during the remainder of
his stay in the stricken area.
Throughout the different areas
there were twenty-five mobile
radio units set up.
Major Ferguson was credited
with the discovery of two bodies
and several rescues.
“This was the most horrible sight
I have ever seen, it was unbelieve-
able,” he said. According to Fer
guson the destruction on the beach
es and far inland was frighten
ing. Places where homes once
stood were swept bare, utility
poles and trees were uprooted
from the ground. Paved streets
and sidewalks had disappeared,
large fishing boats were scattered,
household articles blown out in
swamps and about the only thing
left was the drifting sand.
The Major is just one of the
many who answered the call for
help despite personal sacrafices.
Some left their jobs, personal busi
ness and sick ones to lend a help
ing hand in time of distress. They
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been transferred from his position
as a general buyer in the Purchas
ing Department at Akron to the
new post as manager of the Fire
stone Latex Terminal at Balti
Mr. Irving graduated from Mass
achusetts Institute of Technology
in 1925 with a B. S. degree in me
chanical engineering. He, Mrs.
Irving and their three daughters
are taking up residence in Balti
D. A. Graef, who has spent five
years in Liberia and four in Akron,
Ohio, with the Firestone Planta
tions Company, will assist Mr.
Irving. Mr. and Mrs. Graef and
their two children also have moved
Safety Slogan Hunt
As a feature of its continuing
safety program. Firestone Textiles
is again sponsoring a Safety Slo
gan Contest, which began Novem
ber 1 and will continue through
Official entry blanks for the con
test may be obtained from the
Personnel Office, and from each
department overseer or second
Your slogans suggesting safety
consciousness in the plant may be
written on the entry blanks and
left in the suggestion boxes or at
the Personnel Office.
The official rules of the contest
are listed below:
1. All employees except those on
the Supervisory Staff are eligible
to enter the contest.
2. Slogans must be entered on
official entry blanks.
3. Safety slogans will be judged
on quality and originality.
4. Length of the slogans is
limited to ten words or less.
5. There is no limit to the num
ber of slogans an individual may
turn in. However, each slogan
should be entered on a separate
6. Prizes to be awarded are:
First Prize $25.00
Second Prize 15.00
Third Prize 10.00
And ten prizes of 5.00 each
7. No person can qualify for
more than one of the three larger
prizes and one of the ten smaller
8. The contest will run from No
vember 1, 1954 through November
9. The decision of the judges will
be final and all slogans submitted
become the property of the Com
pany, to be used by the Company
in promoting its safety progarm.
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Owens, A. A. Gaddis, Carl Rape,
Coy Cradshaw, E. D. Bagwell, W.
R. Turner, Floyd Kelly, J. H.
Brooks, V. B. Lovingood, Hugh
Wright, A. 0. Ammons, and Luth
Departmental representation by
teams, with the captain of each
team was: Team 1—Nelson Kes-
sell, Ply and Cable Twisting, Sup
ply Room; Team 2—C. E. Moss,
Cord Weaving, Plastic Dip, Shop,
Quality Control; Team 3—Mrs.
Galligan, Carding, Sales Twisting,
Syc. Weaving, Cloth Room, Re
freshment; and Team 4—W. A.
Rhyne, Spinning, Spooling, Wind
Voice Of Firestone
Featured artists on Firestone
Tire and Rubber radio and TV pro
gram “Voice of Firestone,” will be
Roberta Peters, Robert Rounseville;
and Nadine Conner and Eugene
Conley, on programs for November
15, 22, and 29 respectively.
The National Broadcasting Com
pany radio and TV network pro
grams will include the following
Donkey Serenade, from “The
Firefly”; Indian Love Call, from
“Rose Marie”; Autumn and Win
ter; I Dreamt I Dwelt in Marble
Halls, from “The Bohemian Girl”;
Sempre Libera, from “La Travi-
ata”; Pomp and Circumstance;
and Love’s Own Sweet Song, from
Say It With Music; A Wander
ing Minstrel I, from “The Micado”;
Pizzacato Polka; Then You’ll Re
member Me, from “The Bohemian
Girl”; Hymn of Thanksgiving;
Overture to Sicilian Vespers; and
You are Love, from “Show Boat”.
Bugler’s Holiday; The Gelida
Manina, from “La Boheme”; Mi
Chiamano Mimi, from “La Bo
heme”; 0 Suave Fanciulla, from
“La Boheme”; Dance of the Come
dians, from “The Bartered Bride”;
and Give Me One Hour, from “The
In addition to the guest vocalists,
the Voice of Firestone programs
heard each Monday at 7:30 p. m.,
regularly feature the Firestone
Orchestra and Chorus, under the
direction of Howard Barlowe.
Claude C. Callaway, 32, of Ban
ner Elk, North Carolina, assumed
duties as editor of Firestone News,
November 1. Before coming to
Firestone he was assistant editor
of an internationally-circulated
magazine of education, published
in Cincinnati, Ohio.
A native of Watauga County,
North Carolina, Callaway is a
graduate of Milligan College, near
Johnson City, Tennessee, and holds
the masters degree in journalism
from Syracuse University, Syra
cuse, New York. He has done addi
tional work in journalism at the
University of Cincinnati. He serv
ed three years in the Air Corps
during World War II.
Mrs. Callaway, a registered
nurse, is a native of Roanoke,
Virginia. The Callaways have two
sons, Stuart 19 months; and
Grant, two months.
The women’s bowling team of Firestone Textiles, Main Office,
defeated the Teen Agers of the community, October 25, at the Men’s
Club, Members of the Teen Agers team (at left) are froni left to
right: Jo Ann Westbrook, Betty Hanna, Mary Emma Brittian, Glenna
Hamrick, Bobbie Ballew, and Mary Johnson (not shown). On the
Main Office team are: Jean Brock, Martha Kendrick, Gene Alexander,
Mozelle Brockman, and Delores Turner.
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