may 16, 1955
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JUST BEFORE the doors were opened on May 4, students
from local schools were impatient to begin the tour.
BEATRICE BRADSHAW, Firestone
typist, shows a visitor a copy of the
20th anniversary commemorative book
TOUR VISITORS throughout the week followed the
designated routes which look them to the different floors
of the plant. Here visitors board the elevator.
MARY ELLEN Shi and Betty Daniel, of Wray
Junior High School, were among those who were
attracted to the refreshment stand on school tour
J. E. TRAINER is shown greeting Benjamin
Byers who proudly exhibits the savings bond
he had just purchased from his pay.
STUDENTS of Gaston Technical Institute toured the plant.
From left, standing: Harold Mercer, J. I. Mason, B. H. Cathey and
Howard Bridges. On ladder, 1. to r.; Bill Anderson, Marion Hunt,
James Fox, Robert Vance, Tommy Dixon, Carl Johnson, Joe
Talbert, Ricky Lemon. Albert Davis and Carol Ikerd. At right;
Delbert Haefka, D. N. Mclnnis, W. G. Henson, Sr.
A GROUP at the plant entrance before making the plant tour.
left, J. V. Darwin, Pat Haynes, George F. Stratton, Eula
Stratton, W. B. Henson, Sr., Mrs. George F. Stratton, Eula
Wilson and Homer Hall.
C. E. MOSS, Sr., hard-working pro
gram committeeman, takes time out for
a cup of coffee at the refreshment stand.
MEMBERS of this school group came with their teach
er, to tour the plant on school day. May 4,
CITY SCHOOLS Superintendent Fred Waters puts his ticket in
® box, while C. E. Moss, Jr., offers him a tour guide.
Anniversary Week Prize Winners Listed
During the anniversary week
tours, three prizes were given
away daily, from lucky ticket
numbers. They were, First: Four
tires; Second: Two tires; Third,
one tire. Here is the list of win
Tuesday, May 3. First prize:
Mrs. James Mathis, Box 401, Dal
las, N. C.; Second; Carl Head,
McAdenville, N. C.; Third: How
ard McCarter, 103 South Weldon
Street, Gastonia, N. C.
Wednesday, May 4. First prize:
Mary Passmore, 314 East Walnut
Street, Gastonia, N. C.; Second:
Mrs. Price Hand, 21 Circle Drive,
Belmont, N. C.; Third: Savonne
Hemphill, 310 South Webb Street,
Gastonia, N. C.
Thursday, May 5. First prize:
Troy E. Spargo, Ranlo Station,
Gastonia, N. C.; Second: H. Max
Savage, 131 Eastover Drive, Gas
tonia, N. C.; Third: Mary Herring,
West Gastonia, Gastonia, N. C.
Friday, May 6. First prize; Gail
McCoig, 105 North Hill Street,
Gastonia, N. C.; Second: J. G.
Reading, Gastonia; Third: O. K.
Jones, 314 East Main Street,
Spartanburg, S. C.
AT THE SQUARE DANCE,
May 7, six prizes were given for
the three winning square dance
couples. Prizes were. First; Joe
Harmon, rod and reel fishing set;
Annie Lou Harmon, his sister, set
of dishes. Second: H. A. Cauthen,
picnic basket; Mrs. Cauthen, lazy
susan. Third; Bill Bradley, battery
lantern; Mrs. Bradley, electinc
Three prizes in the form of gift
certificates to be used at the Fire
stone store were given away on
lucky numbers of barbecue tickets.
First prize of $100 went to Lela
Beaver, 207 South Liberty, Gas
tonia; Second prize of $50 to
Harry H. Robinson, Sr., High
Shoals, N. C.; Third prize of $25
to Tweety Worthy, Box 644, Gas
tonia, N. C.