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Ranks Of 20-Year
★ ★ ★
Long Service Records
Listed For October
Thirteen employees joined the growing ranks of 20-year
record holders with the coming of October. At the same time
two were added to the 15-year list. And the 10-year roster
had 12 added, while the 5-year list was increased by 14.
WINNER of the 1955 Harvey
S. Firestone, Jr., Award was
Eagle Scout Carroll C. Hudson,
Jr., of Troop 6. Gastonia. Hud
son, 16 years old, held 31 merit
badges at the time he received
the Firestone award, in late
For those Scouts who are in
terested in participating in the
Awards contest, the following
qualification requirements are
At Southern 500
During the sixth annual run
ning of the “Southern 500” on
Labor Day at Darlington, S. C.,
Herb Thomas, winner of the
big stock car race, completed the
500 miles at an average speed
of 92.281 miles per hour without
changing a tire.
Thomas, with a Chevrolet, was
one of four drivers finishing in
the first ten who ran the com
plete distance on Firestone’s
Super Sports 170, a tire de
veloped for use by sports car
Thomas, of Sanford, N. C.,
won permanent possession of the
“Southern 500” trophy with his
third victory in the Annual La
bor Day Classic.
To qualify, Ihe Scout will:
Participate in at least five
overnight hikes at an approved
Participate in at least five
patrol or troop day hikes.
Demonstrate his leadership
ability within his own troop.
Participate in patrol or troop
Participate in at least two
troop-sponsored special projects
or civic good turns.
Show advancement which, in
the opinion of the judges, is
Demonstrate his skill in scout-
craft in the District Camporee or
designated group demonstra
Complete a project frOm those
listed on the back page of the
Scout Declaration; he shall indi
cate his selection at the time of
submitting his Scout Declara
Visit at least one other Scout
unit of which he has never been
a member, and give an oral re
port thereon to his Troop or to
his Unit Leader.
To qualify, Ihe Scout will
Seventy-five per cent attend
ance at scheduled Troop Meet
Satisfactory participation in
regular Troop, Council, and Dis
Strict observance of Scout
Oath and Law.
The Scout must show satis
factory progress in his school
The Scout must produce a
statement from his Parish,
Priest, Rabbi, Minister or Sun
day School Teacher showing
satisfactory participation in a
Senior Scouts are eligible for
competition. The use herein of
“hikes,” “troops,” and other Boy
Scout terms shall be construed
to include expeditions, cruises,
units, etc. of any senior branch
of Scouting. In the case of Air
Scouts, participation in official
model airplane meets may be
substituted for participation in
overnight hikes to the extent of
four. (For example, an Air Scout
may participate in one overnight
hike and four model meets; etc.).
Participation in day hikes is not
required of Senior Scouts, but
the Board of Judges will give
credit therefor to such Senior
Scouts as do participate in day
Following is the October list:
Jessie Carter, Fred J. Garrett,
Edna H. Harris, Shirley P. Bold
ing, Carding; Lennie B. Queen,
Spinning; Lillie Y. Bradshaw,
Spooling. Oscar Mashburn, Wil
liam T. Beaver, Owen W. Green,
Loyd J. Watson, Rayon Twisting;
Northen L. Harris, Cotton
Weaving; H. H. Allen, Quality
Control; Howard Love, Main Of
Callie B. Moore, L e n n e 11
Neal Lowery, Jessie Lee Am
mons, Adrian J. Hinkle, Grady
Exell, David Smith, Carding.
David O. Rollins, Spinning. Wil
liam Gilmore, Jud B. Whitaker,
George L. Terry, John S. Brad
ley, Rayon Twisting. Samuel
Love, Warehouse; Leonard W.
Bumgardner, Quality Control.
Earl W. Queen, Spinning;
Pauline D. Dailey, Spooling.
Broadus Moss, Dorothy W.
Owenby, Betty F. Guffey, Jack
L. Hall, Ernest J. Baker, Carl W.
Hudson, Elene L. Dodgins, Ray
on Twisting. Marcus L. Dobbins,
Rayon Weaving; James Jackson,
James S. Garner, Cotton Weav
ing. Scott J. McCarter, Shop;
David Nickols, Refreshment.
HONORED FOR SERVICE IN SEPTEMBER—
In the photograph at top. General Manager
Harold Mercer, General Superintendent Nelson
Kessell and Francis Galligan, Superintendent of
the Cotton Division, appear with the employees
who completed 20 years of service in September.
Front row, from left: Mr. Galligan, Chester
Deaton, Mr. Mercer. Carl James. Loyd Wright.
Back row: Vester Ledford, W. F. Bradley, W. L.
Deese, Vernon Lovingood, Julius C. Westbrooks.
In lower photograph, front row: Daisy H. Wil
liams, Gertrude McDaniel, Vernie Dockery. Vesta
Lewis. Ruth Hughes, Ada Butler. Middle row:
William B. Smith, Hoyt W. Davis, Lester W. Wil
son, Mr. Kessell, and John A. McMillian. Back
row: Mr. Galligan, William A. Payne, Milton
Nichols, and Willie Hannie.
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Scouting Awards Program
—From Page 1
THANKSGIVING DAY, 1955
‘America, America! God Shed
His Grace On Thee ..
From the days of the Pilgrims’ first bountiful harvest to the
present, America has been a goodly land.
Thanksgiving r-eminds us that our lives are rich, and that our op
portunities are many in this land of freedom and plenty. On the
first Thanksgiving, the Pilgrims, bearing Bibles and muskets, went
forth to place of meeting to offer up prayers of gratitude for
their blessings against a background of wilderness perils. Girded
then spiritually and materially against all dangers, they serve, yet,
today as our example to be girded—as were they—against all
forces that imperil our land and the heritage of its freedom.
Symbolizing the rich endowment of Americans from the day®
of the Pilgrim Fathers to the present, is this photograph of Fir®'
stone Wesleyan Methodist Church, near the Plant.
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