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Scholarship Winner Worked Here In Summer
Morgan E. Elrod and Horace Helms are new employees in the
Joel Jordon, doffer, has returned to work after two weeks at
Fort Bragg, N. C., with the National Guard.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert McAbee had guests, Mrs. Cora Parker and
Mrs. Youngblood of Maiden, N. C., during a recent week end.
James Jordan of Newport News, Va., visited his mother, Mrs.
Ethel McAbee, inspector, recently.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. McLeymore and their children spent their
two weeks of vacation visiting in Daytona Beach, Fla., Georgia,
and the mountains of North Carolina.
Bonnie Moses visited relatives recently in Asheville, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wilson spent a recent week end in the
mountains of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burdette visited Mr. Burdette’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Burdette at Roanoke, Ala., recently.
Lathe Operator and Mrs. Cramer Little drove to Chicago, 111.,
in late summer to visit their daughter Betty, who was employed
during the summer as a social worker at Cook County Hospital.
Miss Little, who returned with her parents to Gastonia, has gone
to New Orleans, La., where she is enrolled at Tulane University.
Miss Little will receive the masters degree in social work
there next spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton McLeymore and their children spent their
vacation at Murphy and Athens, Ga.; and at Daytona and Mel
Troy Jones, tinsmith, spent his vacation in the mountains of
Western North Carolina. He visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Jones at Brasstown.
Ocean Drive Beach was vacation destination of Millwright
Alfred Crawford and Mrs. Crawford.
Staff Engineer Irvin S. Bull and Mrs. Bull and the children
spent a vacation at Roaring Gap, Wilkes County, N. C.
Electrician Clyde Moss, Jr. spent two weeks recently at Fort
Benning, Ga., Army Reserve Training Center. He is a member of
the 386th Engineering Group with headquarters in Charlotte.
Assistant Plant Engineer H. A. Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen
spent a week recently at Carolina Beach, N. C.
Students who have returned to college are: Ted Bell, Jimmie
Harbin, Bill Little, Miss Irva Smith, Miss Marie Moore, Miss Louise
Sparrow, William H. Sparrow and Jimmy Moss.
During the Labor Day week-end. Miss Phoebe Pearson, Shop
Office, motored to Greenville, N. C., with Mrs. Glenn Pearson and
son. Perry. Perry Pearson, humidifier man, has entered Eastern
Carolina College at Greenville, N. C. While in Greenville they
visited the J. A. Tripp Tobacco Warehouse, largest warehouse in
the world. It covers 11 acres.
Carl J. Stewart, Jr., has returned to Durham
for his sophomore year at Duke University—and
somewhat the wiser. The 1954 Firestone College
Scholarship winner from Gastonia gained some
practical experience in industry and in human
relations this summer while employed in the
SYC Weaving Department during the school
Carl performed a number of tasks on his first-
shift job here, including hauling materials and
filling batteries on the looms.
ON THE JOB, Carl—who is preparing to enter
some field of humanitarian work—learned first
hand some of the wisdom that the ancient art
of weaving affords. For example, a loom can
teach one a lot about strong threads in the fabric
of life. And the shuttle, with its speed and
accuracy, can drive home the truth that himian
life is a fleeting thing and that one is wise when
he makes the best of his years.
The student is the son of Carl Stewart, Sr.,
of the Weaving Department, and Mrs. Stewart,
Ply Twisting. He was the second member of a
Firestone Textiles employee family to be award
ed the four-year scholarship since the Company
began the Awards program in 1953. In 1954 there
were 20 sons and daughters of Company em
ployees who were honored with scholarships.
Winners may attend any college or university
in the United States providing it is an accredited
philosophy of life.
Battery filling and a
S. B. Spencer, husband of Mrs. Lillie Spencer, spooler tender,
is a patient at the Cherokee County Hospital.
Mrs. Leila Mitchell, warper tender, and her husband visited
relatives in Andrews, S. C.
Lee Lattimore, spooler tender, visited an uncle in Cowpens, S. C.
Miss Carolyn Spencer, daughter of Mrs. Lillie Spencer, spooler
tender, recently spent a week at Ocean Drive Beach, S. C.
Hazel Newton, warper tender, has returned to work after being
out sick for several weeks.
Evelyn Eakers, spooler tender, and family spent a week at
Carolina Beach, N. C., recently.
New employees in the Spooling Department are Mable Whitener,
Ruby Daniel, Cleo Buchanan and Leon Grant.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cloninger and their son spent a recent
week end at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Crisp had as recent guests, Mr. and Mrs. Yates
Ramsey and daughter of Kannapolis, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hamrick, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Smith and
their family spent Sunday, September 4, at Fontana Dam, N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Neeley spent a week visiting their daughter
and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Dedmond in Jacksonville,
Mrs. Eula Dunlevy and daughter visited at Daytona Beach,
Cole L. Whitaker and his family spent their vacation visiting
in Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Chastain and their family, along with Mrs.
Sam Smith and daughter of Anderson, S. C., spent their vacation
at Carolina Beach, N. C.
Miss Nina Milton, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Bradley and their grand
son, Larry Sosebee; also Mr. and Mrs. Jack Auten spent a recent
Sunday in Hickory, N. C.
Albert Meeks has been a Fire
stone News reporter for the
Shop for approximately three
years. He is one of the more
than 25 volunteer newsgatherers
for the plant paper.
Apart from his regular job in
the Shop, Albert finds time to
tend a garden at home on Route
1, Gastonia; to fish in the sum
mertime and to hunt a bit in
the fall and winter.
His hobby is a woodworking
specialty of making split-bottom
chairs with turned posts.
His brother - in - law, Melvin
Knox also works at Firestone.
Miss Evelyn Mayfield spent Labor Day week-end visiting her
father in Woodruff, S. C.
Roy Beaver, brother of Miss Pauline Beaver, Laboratory, has
finished his training in radar at Biloxi, Miss., Air Base, and is
spendng ten days at home before reporting for duty at Charleston,
Scun Honeycutt has returned to work after one week of
Luke Brown has enrolled in the Textile School at Belmont.
Mrs. Exie Quinn, inspector, spent her vacation visiting her
sister, Mrs. Hazel Swann of Akron, Ohio. While in Akron Mrs.
Quinn was taken on a tour of The Firestone Plant.
Mrs. Sallie Crawford, inspector, and her husband, Winston,
spent ten days touring the New England states and Canada.
Miss Joyce Redding, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Redding,
entered Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone, N. C., Sep
tember 5. Mr. Redding is a humidifier attendant.
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