APRIL 11, 1955
BIDDY BASKETEERS—These sons of employees made up the Firestone team which was one of 8
composing the Biddy Basketball League in Gaston County for the 1954-1955 season. Members of Fire
stone’s team, were, from left: Ray Jones, Howard Moore, Jr., Sammy Honeycutt, Buddy Jordan, Roger
Lunsford, David Jacobs, M. C. Huffstetler, Dobb Phillips and Luke Carr.
The 8 teams of the league represented clubs, churches, and industrial organizations.
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organizations. Invitations are be
ing sent to the clubs. Tours will be
from 3:30 to 9 p. m.
Friday, May 6: Tours by the gen
eral public from 9:30 a. m., to 12
noon, and 3:30 to 9 p .m. Tour
tickets will be placed at several
distribution points. The tickets
may be secured in advance.
Saturday, May 7: Barbecue for
employees and their families from
11 a. m., till 4 p. m., at the Fire
stone boulevard parking lot. Square
dance that night.
Everybody touring the plant will
be given a 20-page booklet describ
ing Firestone’s operations. About
18,000 booklets are being printed,
but only 14,000 will be given away
during open house tours. Visitors
will be served refreshments, too,
and shown displays of Firestone
products. Daily prizes vdll be
During the week ending April 2,
which rounded out Firestone’s 20-
year record here, manufacture of
cotton, rayon and nylon fabrics ex
ceeded 1,800,000 pounds — the
plant’s heaviest production in his
BASKETBALL, BOWLING OVER
Summer Sports Begin In April
The summer recreation and
sports program will get under way
in mid-April with the opening of
the Little League Baseball season
on April 18.
Also in the program for the sea
son is a lineup of teams in girls’
softball and fast-pitch softball. The
fast-pitch team this year will play
in the City League, according to
an announcement from the Recrea
The Firestone Golf Team opened
the season during the week of April
4. The team, which will play in the
Industrial Golf League, has its
games scheduled to be played at
the Municipal Golf Course.
When six employees here com
pleted service records of ten years,
as of April 1, the total number of
ten-year pins distributed was
brought to 837. And when 14 com
pleted five years’ service, as of the
same date, the total pins in that
category reached 1,917.
A list of those completing the
Spinning: Lela H. Panther, John
W. Sills, Margaret R. Willis. Ray-
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Foreign textiles sold In our United States^^l
in 1954 set a 30-year record! Congress Is now
considering a plan to cut our protective tariff
even further...iiMtiw wore foreign imports.
We can't compete with textile workers who are
paid 13'^ an hour. U.S. tariffs belp^o equalize
the 10-to-l wage cost odds against us...
lowering tariffs will raise these odds.
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on Twisting: Robert L. Beaver,
Roger Stringfellow. Cotton Weav
ing-: Johnnie Byrd.
Spinning: Edward A. Crisp. Ray
on Twisting; Emma A. Moore,
Lizzie L. Moore, Edna K. Pass-
more, Will F. Marsh, Arvel J.
Green. Cotton Twisting: Charles
L. Hart, Rayon Weaving: Ollie G.
McDonald, Martha J. Fletcher,
Lona L. Taylor. Cotton Weaving:
Thelma D. Hargett. Shop: Jerry
Howie, Roy M. Chastain. Ware
house: Thomas L. Ross.
As of April 1, there were 29
employees who became eligible for
20-year pins. These individuals
will be signally honored during the
anniversary program at the plant.
May 3-7, along with others who
will have been here 20 years by
that time. Detailed coverage of the
20-year record holders will be fea
tured in a forthcoming issue of
SELECTING BALLS before rolling a final game are these
champion keglers of the second shift Ten Pins Spinning League.
From left: Henry Price, Charles Tate, David Rollins and Ed Crisp,
THIS TEAM finished the season in top place in the second
shift Weaving Duckpins League. From left, are: Melvin Morrison,
Charles Dodgen, Robert Nash, Loyd Hager and Max Cary.
TOP-FLIGHT girls’ bowlers of second shift Spooling are:
Clara Burgess, Aileen Brimer, Ophelia Wallace, Jean Bell, Margaret
Summitt and Alma Westbrook.
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