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JULY 25, 1955
People and Places
(Continued from page 2)
Electrician Ernest Austin spent his vacation recently in Key West,
Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Fred Rockett, millwright, spent the week of July 4 in Lyons, Ga.,
visiting his mother, Mrs. Daisy Rockett.
Paul Nolen, electrician, and Mrs. Nolen visited in Fontana Dam,
N. C. and Maryville, Tenn., during their vacation.
William Spencer, electrician, and Mrs. Faye Spencer spent their
vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Daytona Beach, Fla.
Homer Harmon, painter forman, Mrs. Marmon, and their daughter
Lola Mae visited the Cherokee Indian Reservation at Cherokee recently.
John S. Mitchell, carpenter foreman, and Mrs. Mitchell- spent their
vacation at Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Mrs. Louise Henson, wife of Mechanic W. G. Henson, Jr., spent the
■sveek of July 10 at Pensacola, Fla., visiting relatives.
Mrs. Bryant Elders, wife of Plumber Bryant Elders, has returned
to her home after being a patient at Garrison General Hospital.
Alvin Dill, Foreman of the Department of Sanitation, Mrs. Dill,
and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dill spent the week of June 20 at Daytona
Electrician Scott McCarter and Mrs. McCarter had as their
guests for a week, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hastings and daughter of
Quincy, 111. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings are the parents of Mrs. McCarter.
Edgar Foy, lathe operator, Mrs. Foy, their daughter, Mary Rose,
and Sara Hogue, spent a week at Myrtle Beach, S. C., recently.
Mrs. Rosie Francum, tool room clerk, spent five days in Wash
ington, D. C., recently, visiting her daughter, Peggy, who was a
patient at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Miss Nina Milton, smash hand, spent a week in early July visiting
relatives in Thomasboro, Ga. She saw the Ida Cason Callaway Gardens.
Back at work after vacation are Mrs. Earline Gordon and Mrs.
Mrs. Margaret Parris visited a daughter in Bryson City, N. C.,
Biddy Team Is Undefeated
THE BIDDY BASEBALL TEAM, of the Western League, was
undefeated as of July 22.
In the picture, front row, from left are: Jimmy Ipock, Ronnie
Hass, Danny Jordan, Mike Conrad, Hal Dean Crawford, Mack Sneed,
Jerry Brooks and Bruce Guffey,
Second row: Mike Lunsford, Glenn Rogers, Randy Lewis, Billy
Griggs, LeRoy McDonald, Donald Easier, Van Riley, Paul Short,
.Ir., and Johnny Jones.
Third row: Vance Ipock, Ralph Huffstetler, Tommy Ipock. Don
Tate, Keith Jones and Arthur Barber were not present when this
picture was made.
EIGHTEEN SONS of Firestone employees make up the Teener
League Team this season. First row, from left: Jack York, Ken
Bolick, Curtis Williams, Steve Buchanan, M. C. Huffstetler, Bunny
Jordan and Bucky Lewis.
Second row: Paul Johnson, Wayne Teal, Earl Sutton, Bunny
Childress, Roland Conrad, Jack Moore and Jack Wilson. Donald
Honeycutt, Buford Turner and Gene Dodgen, members of the team,
were not present for this photograph.
AMONG the growing number of employees
who are enjoying a revival of interest in the
ancient game are Oleen Weaver (left) and Eula
Dunlevy, both of Cotton Weaving.
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IN BOCCE, there are no pins as in bowling.
Wooden balls are rolled as close as possible to a
smaller ball, referred to as the “jack” ball.
THE PREDECESSOR OF BOWLING
Ancient Game, In Revival Here,
Has Enthusiastic Following
A game out of the mist-
shrouded ages came to Fire
stone slightly more than a
year ago. And it seems likely
to remain here as one of the
standard sports on the rec
When the Caesars ruled
Rome the game of lawn bowl
ing was already popular. The
sport, later known as Bocce,
reaches back into the past
some 4,000 years, and is as
unusual as it is old. But it’s
simple to play.
THE GAME, as revived here,
is played on a lO-by-50-foot clay
and sand court surrounded by a
10-inch-high retaining wall of
wooden boards. The players—up
to four on a team—take turns
rolling wooden balls toward what
is designated the “jack” ball. This
is a smaller white ball which is
thrown out at the start of the game
onto the court.
The object of the game is to roll
a ball as close to the jack ball as
possible. To do this, other players’
balls must frequently be knocked
away from the jack ball. After all
players have had turns, the one
having the closest ball to the jack
ball wins the point for that round.
The game continues until a play
er, or team, has scored 12 points.
THE WORD BOCCE is the
Italian equivalent of the early
English word “bowles.” Later the
name became bowling and still lat
er lawn bowling to distinguish it
from the very popular game in
which balls are cast at wooden pins.
Incidentally, lawn bowling and
Graveside services were held
June 20, at Bethany Associate Re
formed Presbyterian Church ceme
tery for the infant son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. M. Stephens. The child is
survived by his parents and his
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L.
Tart of York, S. C.
The father is a twister-doffer
Fred Holloway,’ tw*ist|sr-doffer
and family were called to Hayes-
ville, N. C., recently because of the
death of Mrs. Holloway’s father,
Marion Virge Groves.
Answers . . .
(To Questions on page 3)
1. Abraham Lincoln.
2. Will Rogers.
3. Lord Byron.
5. Theodore Roosevelt.
bowling are games which no longer
bear any relation to each other.
In the present revival of interest
in the game in this country the
original Italian name, Bocce, is
coming back into use. More than
2,000,000 persons are estimated to
play the game throughout this
country. There are 18 teams com
prising four leagues active in the
game at the plant here.
A SUGGESTION FOR
YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY
One of the worst mistakes a
parent can make is to leave
small children at home or in
the car unattended. There is no
greater tragedy than the young
ster left alone in the house who
was burned, poisoned, asphyxi
ated or the child who released
the brake or climbed out of the
car to meet serious injury or
death. Your greatest invest
ment is in your children. Be
sure to protect them.
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