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MARCH 25, 1955
Six Millionth Tire Is Production Milestone
FIRESTONE TEXTILES shared a great achievement when
tire cord manufactured here played a prominent part in production of
the first six million tubeless tires by the Company. Here Lee R.
Jackson, President of Firestone, receives the six millionth tubeless
tire from Roy H. Bird of the Tire Curing Department in one of the
Red Cross Seeks New Members
(Continued from Page 1)
the opportunity to serve through
active membership and continued
interest in the Red Cross, the fol
lowing statistics offer some idea
of the use to which money given
by North Carolinians was spent in
the state during 1954.
Victims of natural disasters,
comprising 1,381 families, were
assisted through many days of
time contributed by volunteers,
assignment of disaster staff from
the national organization, and in
expenditure of more than $568,000
in hurricane, flood, fire and other
Red Cross blood centers received
75,900 units of blood from North
Carolina donors. The Office of De
fense Mobilization distributed 31,-
400 CCs of gamma globulin from
Red Cross sources to public health
departments in the state, in addi
tion to shipments from the Na
tional Foundation for Infantile
* * *
MORE THAN 11,000 service
men’s families, through local chap
ters, were assisted in family
crises created by illness, accident,
death, financial and other emer
gencies, and in many routine wel
Certificates in swimming and
lifesaving were issued to 18,000
persons who were trained by 1,500
During the year, 1,200 first aid
instructors issued certificates to
7,500 persons, and 2,700 certifi
cates in home care of the sick
were issued by more than 300
home nursing instructors.
Gray Lady, Motor Service, Can
teen, Entertainment, Staff Aide,
Nurse’s Aide and other volunteers
gave more than 27,000 hours of
time and special talent in the en
tertainment of convalescent pa
tients in military hospitals, and
instruction in crafts.
A TOTAL NUMBER of 7,000
claims cases were acted upon, in
assisting war veterans and their
families in welfare problems, and
in applying for government bene
fits, and developing and present
ing claims, working with Red
Cross claims staff assigned to vet
In a program of teaching young
people how to be good citizens
through service in projects in the
community and in behalf of needy
children in other lands, a total of
427,000 students were enrolled in
the Junior Red Cross in North
Carolina’s elementary and high
Observance of Red Cross Month
in Gaston County was officially
opened March 3.
Volume IV, No. 6, March 25, 1955
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
Firestone Textiles Division
Gastonia, North Carolina
Department of Public Relations
CLAUDE CALLAWAY, Editor
CARDING—Edna Harris, Jim Ballew, Jessie Westmoreland.
SPINNING—Ray Thomas, Mary Turner, Maude Johnson.
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Helen Reel, Rosalee Burger.
TWISTING—Pearl Aldridge, Corrie Jbhnson, Lorene Owensby,
Dorothy Baber, Dean Haun, and Vera Carswell.
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Bradshaw.
SYC WEAVING—Vivian Bumgardner, Lucille Davis, Sara Davis,
Nina Milton, Juanita McDonald.
CORD WEAVING—Roy Davis, Irene Burroughs, Mary Johnson.
QUALITY CONTROL—Sally Crawford, Leila Rape, and Louella
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Ann Stevenson, and Christine Stroupe.
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop.
WAREHOUSE—Patsy Haynes, George Harper, Albert Meeks,
PLASTIC DIP—Frances Huffman.
MAIN OFFICE—Mozelle Brockman.
SUPERINTENDENT’S OFFICE—Sue Van Dyke.
PERSONNEL OFFICE—Barbara Abernathy.
★ ★ ★
A new record for the production
of tubeless tires was established
February 3, when the six millionth
tubeless tire was produced in one
of the Akron plants of The Fire
stone Tire & Rubber Company.
Lee R. Jackson, President of the
Firestone Company, in witnessing
the production of the tire said, “In
meeting the rapidly increasing de
mand for tubeless tires by auto
mobile manufacturers and by
motorists, the tire industry has
accomplished one of its most out
standing production conversion
R. L. Tompkins was elected pres
ident, and Hasel Cauthen vice-pres-
ident of the Firestone Recreation
Council for 1955-1956, on March 16.
Other officers chosen were Helen
Bolick, secretary; and Alvin Riley,
The Council has, among its sev
eral objectives, the uniting into one
organization the duly elective rep
resentatives of all recreational
groups sponsored by Firestone
Textiles; and the co-ordination of
activities of all agencies, public and
private, commercial and industrial
concerned with the provision of rec
Meetings are held the third Wed
nesday of each month.
Roger S. Firestone, President of
the Firestone Plastics Company,
Pottstown, Pa., has been appointed
national chairman for the 1955
United Cerebral Palsy campaign.
Mr. Firestone will head the na
tional drive to raise $10,000,000,
in the campaign scheduled to run
during the month of May.
Howard Massey, Cloth Room, has
returned to his home from a local
hospital. Mr. Massey has been sick
for several weeks and is steadily
Mrs. Bonnie Moses, burler, visit
ed relatives in Asheville, N. C., dur
ing a recent week-end.
Mrs. Mildred McLeymore, burler,
had as week-end guests recently
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Barnette of Athens, Ga,
Mrs. Jerry Strickland, inspector,
is spending a week of her vacation
in Asheville, N. C., attending the
State W. M. U. Convention.
Miss Evelyn Mayfield, laboratory
technician, visited her father in
Woodruff, S. C., during a recent
Mrs. Beatrice Player, respooler,
moved to 206 King Street recently.
DiU - Broadway
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Carrigan of
Charleston announce the birth of
a son on Monday, March 7. Mrs.
Carrigan is the daughter of Mrs.
Floy Green, respooler.
Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Wooten
announce the birth of a son on
March 7, at Gaston Memorial Hos
pital. Mr. Wooten is an employee
in the Laboratory.
To focus public attention on the
importance of our natural resour
ces and on the broad and pressing
problems of conservation, is the
purpose of National Wildlife Week,
being observed this year March
MINUTE QUIZ (Answers on Page 4)
1. What is the oldest city in North America? This city has a harbor
which is nearer Europe than any other seaport in North America.
2. What is the speed of sound ?
3. Name the state that operates the largest school bus fleet in the
4. Where was Napoleon born?
5. What motto has appeared on U. S. coins since 1864?
Miss Nancy Sue Broadway and
Jack Kenneth Dill were united in
marriage in a ceremony Sunday
February 27, in the First
Wesleyan Methodist Church par
Lyman F. Lance, pastor of the
church, officiated at the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. I. 0. Broadway and the late
Mr. Broadway. Mr. Dill’s parents
are Mr. and Mrs. Alvin D, Dill. The
elder Mr. Dill is employed by the
Shop as sanitary and cleaning
Mr. and Mrs. Dill’s vows were
exchanged before a background of
Oregon ferns, Kentia palms, and
an arrangement of white gladioli,
chrysanthemums, and white snap
dragons, lighted by cathedral
At the ceremony. Miss Jo Ann
Johnson presented a program of
piano music; and Mrs. Dwight Bal
lard sang a benedictory selection.
Mr. and Mrs. Dill, both gradu
ates of Gastonia High School, will
make their home at 408 North
FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN
Reference Library, Planned Schedule Help
Promote Efficiency In Modern Housekeeping
A LIBRARY OF HOUSEKEEPING informa
tion—Every woman who keeps house can profit
greatly from her own library of household books,
pamphlets, how-to-use-it manuals, and how-to-care-
for-it tags and labels, recommends Mrs. Clara Le
opold, management specialist of the University of
Nebraska. She said recently that “reliable ref
erences are increasingly important in running a
modern household because of constant changes and
improvements in home equipment, synthetic deter
gents, soaps, other cleaning materials, fabrics for
clothing and for home decoration and furniture and
A metal or wooden card box, or an expansion
file envelope will provide adequate storage space
for the beginning household library material—
material which will be invaluable in directing the
use and care of the things for which you have spent
your good money.
TIPS ON EFFICIENCY IN HOUSEWORK—
If you plan your work and make use. of time savers
for home and family, you can gain efficiency, even
though you may not have every latest kitchen
gadget on the market. Missouri University home
specialist Louise Woodruff, offers these sugges
Lighten housework by seeing that work coun
ters are at the right height, that you have good
light where you need it, and a sit-down ironing
Arrange your supplies so those that you use
together are near one another. Keep them nearest
the point where you use them, thus reducing extr^
steps. Have a wheel table, tray basket, or laundry
cart for articles you are moving about, to reduce the
number of trips you make from one part of the
house to another,
USE PERMANENT FINISH MATS and table'
cloths, instead of those that require frequent wasl'
ing and ironing. You can also save work by
laxing such housekeeping practices as ironing ®
sheets and towels. If carefully folded, unirone
sheets and towels will do as well. Too, you can sa^^®
work by buying family clothing in crease-resista’^
and wrinkle-resistant fabrics.