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    The way of truth is like a great
road. It is not difficult to know;
the evil is only tjiat some will
not seek it.—Mencius.
Tir«$ton0
GASTONIA
It is one thing to wish to have
truth on our side, and another
to wish sincerely to be on the side
of truth.—Richard Whately.
VOLUME IV
GASTONIA, N. C., OCTOBER, 1955
NUMBER 16
accuracy pays off—Waller P. Wood (left), president
the South Atlantic Council of Industrial Editors, presents
B. Ipock, Jr., with an electric deep fryer, after Mr. Ipock
named first-place winner in a reporting accuracy contest
Hartsville, S. C., recently.
Industrial Relations Head
Wins in Reporting Contest
T. B. Ipock, Jr., Director of Industrial Relations here,
^on first place in a reporting accuracy contest which was a
eature of the annual convention of the South Atlantic
'^ouncil of Industrial Editors, which met September 8 and 9.
Mr. Ipock was awarded an
ectric deep fryer for his care-
observation and competency
Writing, in 100 words, the
*^ost complete and accurate ac-
?°^nt of a skit staged before the
'^dustrial editors for eight sec
onds.
The two-day convention, held
^ the Sonoco Products Com-
Hartsville, S. C., brought
gether plant editors and per-
nnel managers from approxi-
ately 40 businesses and indus-
plants in North and South
srolina and Virginia.
. SACIE exists to promote
P^’oved understanding in in
dustry through the medium of
communications, particularly in
dustrial journalism.
On the Hartsville convention
program, members heard lec
tures and discussions led by sev
eral outstanding industrialists
representing management, an in
dustrial medical director, a phy-
chiatrist and an industrial engi
neer. Members participated in
clinics and panel discussions on
various phases of communica
tions in industry.
Firestone Textiles members of
the SACIE are Mr. Ipock and
Claude Callaway, editor of Fire
stone News.
Vocational Textile School
Plans Card Demonstration
demonstration is
for early fall at North
Sch° Vocational Textile
ect as a joint proj-
sea school and the Re-
of pspartment of the School
North Carolina State
Set f been tentatively
ber latter part of Octo-
^illage Minister
Saluda, N. C.
begun ^.^^^''end W. C. Neel has
t*re«!V> 4. ‘^'^ties as pastor of the
N. Church in Saluda,
West'T years as pastor of
Presbyterian
*^iJnity Firestone com-
August 28
^^PtemK^ sermon on
Prayer ^^e midweek
Service.
THIS RESEARCH project
demonstrates how carding waste
can be reduced considerably at
no expense to yarn quality. Be
cause the demonstration will be
held at the Vocational School
in Belmont, it will be con
venient to a vast majority of the
textile mills in the state.
Appointments will be made so
that there will not be too many
people at the school at any one
time. The demonstration is
planned so that everyone may
receive individual attention. For
further information and ap
pointments interested persons
may contact the Textile school at
Raleigh or the Vocational school
in Belmont.
NEW CLASSES at the Voca
tional Textile School in Belmont
began September 1 in all
courses, including yarn manu
facturing, weaving and design
ing, knitting, mill maintenance
and tailoring.
IF YOU CARE, YOU’LL SHARE...
Community Fund Drive
Opens Here On October 17
The Employees’ Community Fund drive, to be made in conjunction with the United
Fund Campaign in Gastonia, is scheduled to open on October 17. For the fourth suc
cessive year, the plant’s General Superintendent, Nelson Kessell, has been appointed
Chairman of the fund-gathering effort. Francis Galligan, Superintendent of the Cotton
Division, will serve as Co-chairman. ^;
AN ANNOUNCEMENT by Mr.
Kessell said that funds will be
solicited by employees here, to
be designated for the various
local, state and national com
munity organizations and chari
ties. Solicitation procedure will
be the same as that of last year.
Individuals will be given cards
on which they may designate the
amount they wish to contribute.
General Manager Harold Mer
cer is president of the board of
the Greater Gastonia United
Fund and Council this year.
IN THE LAST fund drive at
Firestone Textiles, employees
contributed a total of $9,982.75
to 17 organizations and charities,
with the largest single amount
being designated for the March
of Dimes. Approximately 70 em
ployees volunteered their serv
ices as solicitors for the drive
last year.
Along with the community
fund effort here and in Greater
Gastonia, a nation-wide drive
will also be launched on October
2, when a coast-to-coast tele
vision show will devote atten
tion to the subject.
HARVEY S. FIRESTONE, JR..
Chairman of the Company, is
serving this year as a vice-
chairman for United Community
Campaigns of America, which
opened its drive for $300,000,000
on September 5.
Thirteen vice-chairmen are
serving with Joseph P. Spang,
president of the Gillette Com
pany, Boston, Mass. They head
the nation-wide effort of 1,900
Community Chests and United
Funds in their fall campaigns,
when nearly 3,000,000 men and
women will volunteer to help
raise the funds. The money will
be used to support more than
21,000 local, state and national
voluntary health, welfare and
recreation agencies. Across the
country, the campaigns are be
ing carried on during the period
from Labor Day to Thanksgiv
ing.
—Turn to Page 7
Representatives of Plant
To Tell Students of Company
On October 6 several business
leaders from the plant will go
into classrooms in the Gastonia
city schools, to discuss their
business operations and answer
questions of students from ninth
through 12th grade.
The occasion is designated as
Business-Industry-Education Day
in Gastonia. Firestone is one of
the many businesses here co
operating in the annual event.
While business leaders are
visiting the schools, teachers
from these classes will tour the
city’s business establishments.
They will be guests at lunch of
the firm they are touring.
BIE Day will be climaxed that
night with a banquet at the
Masonic Temple.
REMEMBER WHEN?—This picture is not
intended as current news nor a hoax to frus
trate the reader. It is published here as an
aid to your recollection of the snowfall last
January 18 which blanketed Gaston County,
turning the bare landscape into a perfect
picture of Winter Wonderland. This scene on
Firestone Boulevard in front of the Plant
was recorded by Recreation Director Ralph
Johnson. We could have published it last
January, but thought you'd appreciate it more
in October—while weather in the Piedmont
Carolinas is teetering between the lingering
heat of a summer just ended, and cooler tem
peratures portending the coming of winter.
    

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