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TOP. FROM LEFT—Watching proceedings
from the sidelines were Johnny Lowry and
canine friend. Penny.
Youngsters two years old and under com
peted in a foot race. Here. Ronnie Atkinson
was all set to go.
Crossing the finish line to win first place
in the nose-lemon-rolling contest was Fred
Balloons filled with helium were released.
Michael Lunsford sent this one skyward, hop
ing the attached note would bring a response
from someone wh^ would pick it up the
greatest distance from Firestone.
AT RIGHT—There was fun for everyone.
Getting set for the contest in which they car
ried potatoes on spoons were (from left):
Beverly Riley. Betty Phillips. Bertie Lee Con
rad, Grace Christopher, Dorcas Atkinson and
The "shoe scramble" (barefoot) race for
men evoked these spectator expressions from
sisters Becky and Tommie McLeymore ani
Jackie Dale Crawford.
Annual Labor Day Funfest Draws Record
Attendance; 90 Are Awarded Prizes
Some 400 youngsters and
adults participated in the vari-
stunts, contests and other
^ritertainment activities at the
annual Labor Day fun pa-
fade in the Firestone Ball Park
Weldon street, the afternoon
The program, sponsored by
the Company, was directed by
the recreation Department with
Ralph Johnson and Bobby Pur-
key in charge of games and con
tests. Included were a potato
race, lemon rolling with noses,
sack race, 50-yard dash, cracker-
eating contest, soda - drinking
competition, “three-legged” race,
wheelbarrow race and “Shoe
scramble” (barefoot race).
Approximately 100 prizes were
given out to winners ranging
from two year-olds to adults.
^RST WINNER HERE
Miss Taylor Junior At Duke
First Gastonian to win spon
sorship of a college education
^nder the three-year-old Fire-
^one College Scholarship
Wards Program, is now in her
ird year at Duke University,
ui’ham. She is Claudette Tay-
daughter of Claude Taylor,
Supervisor in the Twisting De-
^^tment, and Mrs. Taylor, Cord
having. She attended the sum-
session at Duke this sum-
In her program of study
the university she is pl?cing
^Phasis on the social studies.
^iss Taylor was awarded the
olarship in 1953, first year
eff program was put into
^^lect by the Company. That
^Ployees in the United States
Spoken . . .
One way to be popular is to
listen attentively to a lot of
things you already know. It is
possible to learn something new
the same way.
Chances are that if you are
deceived, self did it.
Some people aim at nothing
and hit it.
TRA VEL NOTES FOR THOSE ON-THE-GO
Autumn Color, Historical Pageants and Fairs
Are Outstanding Attractions In October
received the educational grants.
Since that time, the number of
scholarship holders has grown
You Recognize These Proverbs ?
—Answers Are on Page 4
Qj Kere are some well known proverbs that have been stripped
Sa ^swiiliar coat. Can you recognize them in their uncommon
th "^®ke five minutes for the quiz. Aim at a score of 100 on
basis of 20 points for each correct answer.
1. Perception through the medium of visual processes is evidence
ttiization of lingual communication is the essence of
tj^g ' ^ses his risibilities to best advantage who does it at
®^minal point of an exchange.
PQgitio ^ lost in morphic oblivion maintain a recumbent
your animate existence and procure an accretion of
Of interest to those in the textile industry is
the theme of the 88th annual North Carolina
State Fair, “Cotton—From Field to Fabric.”
Many of the educational and commercial exhibits
will be centered around this theme of the fair,
which is scheduled for October 18 through 22,
The 250th anniversary celebration of the found
ing of Bath, oldest town in North Carolina, is
calendared for October 1 through 4. A pageant,
“Queen Anne’s Bell” is set for the closing night
of the program.
An observance marking the 100th anniversary
of the founding of Harnett County will be held
the week of October 10-16, in Lillington. The
celebration is designed to focus state and na
tional attention on the county’s rich heritage.
Outstanding feature of the event is the produc
tion of “The Highland Call,” which tells of the
history of the county.
Among the large number of coUHT^, regional
and state fairs in the state during October are:
Cape Fear Regional Fair, Fayetteville, October
3-8; Cherokee Indian Fair (38th annual), Chero
kee, 4-8; Southern States Fair, Charlotte, 4-8;
Cleveland County Negro Fair, Shelby, 5-B;
Zebulon Five County Fair, Zebulon, October
10-15; High Point Agricultural, High Point, 10-15;
Winston-Salem, 11-15; Catawba Community,
Scotland County Agricultural Fair, Laurin-
burg, October 17-22; Robeson County Agricul
tural, Lumberton, 17-22; Piedmont Fair Associa
tion (Negro), Charlotte, 18-22; Union County,
Monroe, 18-22; Western Carolina (Negro), Win
Of interest to the employees here who have
seen one or more of the historical dramas in this
and other states, is the new outdoor play planned
for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gatlinburg, which draws more than 2,500,000
visitors a year to the Park, will be the location
of the new drama. Planned for the 1956 season,
the play will tell the story of the founding of
Tennessee and the period after the Revolution.
Promoters of the drama plan to obtain the
services of Kermit Hunter, author of “Unto These
Hills,” “Horn In The West” and other plays.
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