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JULY 25, 1955
Velon Webbing Gives New Life
To Worn Summer Furniture
Children with dripping ice cream
cones or pets with muddy feet
cannot harm the chair that is
covered with Firestone Velon webb-
—one of the latest products to
join the do-it-yourself parade.
Summer furniture with faded or
Worn canvas coverings can look
say and new again with very little
Work when the do-it-yourself en
thusiast uses this Firestone pro
Firestone Velon webbing shown
this series of photographs is
long-wearing and practically stain-
Pi'oof. Soap and water or a spray
from the garden hose will leave the
chair clean and new-appearing.
Weather won’t harm it either.
Chairs covered with Velon webbing
can be left out in the rain and used
again as soon as the sun comes out
because the webbing doesn’t ab
sorb water and therefore can’t
stay damp. It does not mildew or
rot and can support the weight of
even the heaviest person. The
webbing stretches sufficiently to
provide complete comfort, and
springs back into shape when the
chair is not in use.
The webbing is woven from Fire
stone yarn by Plastic Woven Pro
ducts, Inc., of Paterson, New Jer
sey. It comes in a wide variety of
colors which may be used singly or
in combinations. The chair shown
in the illustrations used 10 yards
of webbing. Some styles might
need several yards more.
first step in the job of re-
Webbing your summer furniture
•s the removal of old canvas or
Webbing. At this point in the
Process the chair frame may be
^e-stained or painted.
TACK WEBBING to one side
of the frame, then cut to proper
size to allow ample fold. Stretch
taut and then tack into place.
Make careful measurements so
spaces between strips are uni
IN RE-WEBBING, a strip of
^ifestone Velon material is fold-
over before it is tacked, so
^^^t a smooth finish is obtained,
^his operation also insures a-
AFTER FOLDING the web
bing under it is tacked to the
frame. A hammer, pair of scis
sors and a ruler or yardstick are
all that is required to do the job.
A SECOND COLOR may be
^feaded through the horizontal
^’ids. Then the same procedure
cutting and tacking is follow
THE PROJECT can be finish
ed in 20 to 30 minutes. Even the
skeptical one must admit that the
re-finished chair has a profes
ELEVEN CARPENTERS gave new life to
the old roof of W. A. Panther’s house. Among
them were, from left: James C. Barker, A. B.
Dalton, Jr., and Thomas Turner.
HEAD CARPENTER John Mitchell, center,
discussed the job with house owner W. A. Panther,
as Sam Jolly unloaded a bundle of shingles.
Shop Employees Turn 'Good Samaritans'
To have a good neighbor is
to find something precious.
The meaning of the old adage
must have been brought home
forcibly to William Panther
not long ago, when a group
of fellows with whom he used
to work in the Shop, proved
to be “good samaritans.”
PANTHER, a carpenter at the
plant here from 1935 until he re
tired in May, 1953, the other day
made an inspection for needed re
pairs on his house at 1208 West
Second Avenue. It needed a new
roof. And the thing that most dis
turbed the man whose hands had
been familiar with the hammer,
square and saw, was that he
couldn’t do the job. His health,
failing for the past few years,
Then the Firestone carpenters
volunteered to re-roof the 5-room
house. They worked out a schedule
on the basis of their shift work at
the plant. Some came to work on
the house at 4:30 a. m., stayed
until 7 a. m., then shifted to their
regular jobs. Others, finishing their
daytime shift, went to work at 4
p. m., and stayed on the job until
overtaken by darkness.
“I don’t know what I’d have done
without them,” said Panther in
speaking of his good neighbors.
“I appreciate what they’ve done
more than I can say.”
Donating their services for the
George Foy, Thomas Turner,
James C. Barker, Ralph Whitesides,
John Mitchell, A. B. Dalton, Jr.,
Earl England, Bernard Aim, Forest
Dellinger, John King and John
The wedding of Miss Lowletta
Collene Dockei'y and Lonnie Wil
liams took place Friday, July 1, in
York, S. C.
The bridegroom is employed in
the Twisting Department here.
Who Said That?
(Answers on Page 4)
1. With malice toward none, with
charity for all. . . .
2. All I know is what I see in the
3. He who loves not his country
can love nothing.
4. Since brevity is the soul of
wit, I will be brief.
5. Speak softly and carry a big
'Big Catch’’ In Florida
★ ★ ★
While vacationing at Daytona
Beach, Fla., recently, Mrs. Eva
Henson, wife of Plant Engineer
W. G. Henson, Sr., landed a
grouper which weighed 14
pounds and 6 ounces. Mrs. Hen
son caught the huge fish “all by
herself.” Vacationing with Mr.
and Mrs. Henson were Mr. and
Mrs. Thurston Gilliam and fami
ly of Albany, Ga. Mrs. Gilliam
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
★ ★ ★
AROUND THE HOUSE
Try These Suggestions For Summer Fare
Sandwiches are the most practical fare for
picnic baskets and box lunches. And they can be very
tasty. The secret is to keep them at the peak of
freshness from the time they are made until served.
A good way to keep sandwiches fresh for a
picnic is to make them with frozen slices of bread.
The bread will have thawed by eating time. The
chill from the frozen bread, wrapped in wax paper or
aluminum foil, insures freshness of the sandwich
filling. Packed this way, even lettuce keeps its
crispness for several hours.
If you cannot refrigerate the bread, sandwiches
will be fresher and more attractive if they are made
just before eating time. Pack bread in its original
wrapper, then take along fillings in a refrigerated
container if possible.
SUMMER WEATHER draws on the imagina
tion for something to drink that’s tall and cool.
And it’s a good bet that some fruity thirst-quincher
will do the job. Want to try these suggestions ?
FRUIT BLEND. One-half cup grapefruit juice,
one-half cup orange juice; one-half cup loganberry
juice; one-half cup pineapple juice; pale dry ginger
ale. Combine and chill ingredients adding pale dry
ginger ale just before serving. Serves 4.
GINGER PINEAPPLE SODA. One-half cup
crushed pineapple; one pint vanilla ice cream; few
drops almond flavoring; pale dry ginger ale.
Combine crushed pineapple and flavoring.
Divide among 4 tall glasses. Add a scoop of ice
cream to each glass. Fill glasses with ice cold pale
dry ginger ale. To mix, stir gently.
IN THE SUMMER COITAGE. . . .If you use
portable stoves or heaters in summer cottages, these
words of caution may contribute to your safety on
your week-end trip or vacation.
When electric heaters or stoves are being used
the householder should be careful not to overload
electrical circuits. If an oil heater is chosen, it
should never be filled or carried when lighted,
and should be filled outdoors. Keep it level at all
times. Use it only in a well ventilated room.
Always provide a vent to the outdoors for gas
heaters and stoves.