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Galligan Bowling Team - - - - these sons of employees composed the Gam-
gan Bowling Team for the 1954-1955 season at Firestone. They are, from left: Michael Conrad, Robert
Ramsey, Steve Buchanan, M. C. Huffstetler, Bunny Jordan, Douglas Freeland, and Michael Hardy. This
team was named for F. B. Galligan, Superintendent of the Cotton Division. Other teams were named for
Harold Mercer, General Manager; Nelson Kessell, General Superintendent; E. J. Mechem, Comptroller.
ANSWERS To Quiz
(On Page 2)
1. St. John’s, Newfoundland.
2. Generally placed at 1088 feet
per second at sea level, at 32 de
grees, farenheit. It varies in other
temperatures and in different
3. North Carolina, with approx
imately 6,650 buses.
4. The Island of Corsica,
5. “In God We Trust.”
SAFETY HABITS BREED
Many Attractions In N. C.
During Month Of April
For those of you who may be
planning week end or early spring
vacations, a look at the calendar,
of special events in North Carolina
brings the reminder of several at
April begins with the eighth
annual Wilmington Azalea Festival
March 31 through April 3. It ends
v/ith a gala seashore festival
April 29 - May 1, opening the beach
Retired Employee Passes Time With
Hobbies, Devotes Time To Traveling
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MRS. ADAMS proudly exhibits a portion of her bric-a-brac
collection at her home on York street.
Mrs. Annie Adams is a retired
employee who misses her work and
fellow workers in the Weaving De
partment. She felt she would be
lonely after she gave up the
daily routine of holding down a job
but through her various hobbies
she has kept her time occupied. She
has been retired about one year.
When not “hobbying” with her
flowers, sewing, gardening,
crocheting and collecting what
nots she does some traveling.
She lives at 1202 S. York and
her neice lives with her. She is 66
years of age and is a member of
the Second A.R.P. Church where
she seldom misses a service.
Her plans for the future include
more traveling and time devoted
to her hobbies. “I am thankful for
Firestone and the ten years I was
employed there, the pension plan is
wonderful and I don’t know how I
would live without it,” she says.
She looks forward to receiving
each issue of the Firestone News,
through the paper she keeps up
with what is going on at the plant
and her many friends in Weaving.
season on the Outer Banks Island.
From the Atlantic Coast to the
Great Smoky Mountains Easter is
observed with sunrise services.
Most famous of Easter obser-
ances in North Carolina will be
the 184th annual sunrise service at
the Moravian Community of Old
In early April, flowers—azaleas
and dogwood are in full bloom on
the coast and as far west as the
Mid-South resorts of Southern
Pines and Pinehurst and the capital
city of Raleigh. In the Sarah P.
Duke Gardens, Durham; and Rey-
nolda Gardens, Winston-Salem,
flowering shrubs are at their best.
In the Blue Ridge and Great Smok
ies, redbud, dogwood, and silver-
bell bloom by around April 20 in
altitudes up to 2,000 feet and reach
higher slopes during the next two
The big spring run of gamefish
makes the North Carolina coast a
favorite place for anglers in April,
with the spotlight on surf, sound,
and piers in the neighborhood of
Nags Head and Cape Hatteras,
Morehead City and Beaufort; and
the southeastern coast of the Wil
mington and Southport areas. The
mountain trout season opens April
Sports Banquet Set For April 9
(Continued from Page 1)
Special Awards: Harold Mercer
and F. B. Galligan
Introduction of Speaker: Dave
The Address: Rex Enright
A quartet will sing several num
bers at intervals during the pro
REX ENRIGHT, who will deliv
er the address of the evening, is a
graduate of Notre Dame, where he
played football under K n u t e
Rockne. As head coach of USC, he
has held his position longer than
any athletic mentor in the Atlantic
Coast Conference, coming to Caro
lina as successor to Don McAllister
in 1938. The time since has includ
ed 13 active seasons at USC, and a
leave of absence from 1943 to 1945
when he served as a commander
and athletic officer in the Navy.
In 1926 Enright was one of the
nation’s top fullbacks and was
named to the All-Western team, in
cluding the big ten and Indepen
dents, He was also a topflight
basketball player for the Fighting
After Enright’s graduation in
1927, with a law degree he played
professional football with the
Green Bay Packers, In 1928 he re
ceived his first coaching job with
the University of North Carolina
as an assistant. In 1931 he went to
the University of Georgia as assist
ant football and head basketball
coach. One of his basketball pupils
was Frank Johnson, now basketball
coach for South Carolina.
IN THE OLD Southern Confer
ence, Enright was a member of the
basketball, football and boxing
committees and held the presidency
of the coaches’ association. He was
one of the key men in the founding
of the Atlantic Coast Conference
and has figured prominently in its
Dave Smith, who will introduce
Enright at the banquet here, op
erates an automobile agency in
Gastonia. Captain of the University
of South Carolina golfing team in
his college days, he is now one of
the outstanding amateur golfers in
the United States,
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