PAGE 6 NOVEMBER, 1955 John P. Smith, clerk, attended the dedication ceremonies for the new Recreation Building at Oxford Orphanage, Oxford, N. C., re cently. There were 50 Masons from Gaston County attending the services. Barbecue dinner was served on the orphanage grounds for the visitors. Mrs. Lillian Parham, inspector, underwent surgery recently at Gaston Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Pat Bentley, inspector, has returned to work in the Quality Control Department. Spoolifij Gomer Wilson, Carding Department, and Mrs. Lelia Wilson, re claimer, had as guests recently their daughter, Mrs. Gordon Ed wards and M/Sgt. Gordon Edwards of Greenville, S. C. Reggie Cox, son of Mrs. Brannon Cox, reclaimer, is a patient at the base hospital at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Mrs. Lula Mae Cape is spending several weeks with her mother, Mrs. Blanche Newton, reclaimer. Davis Tino, son of Mrs. Janice Tino, spooler tender, is attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mrs. Addie Deaton, spooler tender, spent a recent week end with her son, J. C. Reynolds and his family in Bennettsville, S. C. J. W. Hicks and his family of Clover, S. C., visited Mr. Hicks’ sister, Mrs. Helen Hamrick, spooler tender, recently. R. B. Roberson, father of Lottie Roberson, warper tender, is seriously ill. Mrs. Frances Player, winder tender, attended the funeral of her sister-in-law, Mrs. J. C. Queen, in Forest City, N. C. on Sept. 20. Mrs. Ruth Neal, warper tender, her husband A. J., and her sister- in-law, Mrs. Catherine Neal and children spent a recent week end touring the Smoky Mountains. They also attended the Cherokee Indian Fair while there. Mrs. Martha Parton, spooler tender, has returned to work after several days in Charlotte Memorial Hospital for observation. Mrs. Mae Foster, spooler tender, is recuperating from a recent operation. Homer Newton, son of Mrs. Blanche Newton, reclaimer, is at tending Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, N. C., majoring in business administration. New employees in the Spooling Department are Calvin May, yarn man, Furman McLeymore, sweeper, Velma Norman, Joyce Woddill, Vergie Steel, Carrie Collins, Eunice Ivey, all spooler tenders; also Gordon Rogers, warper helper. Allen Dill, stationed at the Norfolk, Va., Naval Base, recently spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. Estie Dills, spooler tender. THE EXHIBIT had samples of products either manufactured at the Gastonia plant, or contain ing materials made at Firestone Textiles. Products Display At Chamber of Commerce “Firestone Textiles and 2,300 employees working together for a better and more prosperous Gastonia” was theme of a prod ucts display, exhibited at the new Chamber of Commerce building on Franklin avenue, September 26 through October 10. A number of employees con tributed to the display arrange ment and workers in the Shop did the installation. The products display included samples of liner fabric, indus trial toweling, chafer fabric, rayon, tire fabric, nylon tire fab ric, high speed sewing thread, weaving yarns, carpet yarns, knitting yarns; a Firestone Su preme and a Firestone Deluxe Champion tire. Center of the exhibit was two giant gears which turned, to at tract the attention of passers-by. Chamber of Commerce officials reported that the display drew considerable attention from pass ing motorists and pedestrians alike. Smiths At Home On East Airline IN CHICAGO Safety Engineers Attend National Safety Congress L. B, McAbee, Director of Safety here, was one of 20 Fire stone safety engineers from plants in the United States and Canada who attended the 43rd annual National Safety Con gress in Chicago, October 17-21. i Mrs. Bonnie Anderson, tie-in hand, and her husband. Jack Anderson, weaver, visited Mrs. Anderson’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stiles in Murphy, N. C., recently. Mrs. Martha Webb, tie-in hand, and her family along with Mr. and Mrs. Webb spent an early-fall week end at Carolina Beach, N. C. Bud Calhoun of the Shop and his wife, Mrs. Maxine Calhoun, tie-in hand, have moved into their new home on Davis Park Road. Pfc. and Mrs. Fred Hager have returned to Miami, Fla., after visiting with Mrs. Hager’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Burroughs. SYC WEAVING Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, smash hand, and her husband, George, fixer, spent Sunday, October 9 with Mrs. Honeycutt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Costner of Rutherford College, N. C. Mrs. Pauline Moore, battery hand, and her husband Jack, Cloth Room, spent a recent week end visiting their children. Miss Shirley Moore, Carroll Moore and his wife in Raleigh, N. C. Roy Ward, fixer, and his wife Sarah, smash hand, spent the week end of October 8th with their parents, Mrs. H. C. Ward of Forest City, N. C., and Mrs. W. D. Walker of Rutherfordton, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Martin of Erwin, N. C. have been visiting Mrs. Betty Martin, battery hand, for several weeks. —Turn to Page 8 THE COMPANY representa tives held a special Firestone safety meeting themselves in connection with the Congress, which placed emphasis on the slogan, “Be Your Brother’s Keeper—Stop Accidents.” As a member for many years of the National Safety Council which sponsors the Congress, Firestone Company saluted the Council on the October 17 radio and television broadcast of “The Voice of Firestone.” The slogan, “Be Your Brother’s Keeper — Stop Acci dents” is based on a new safety crusade against the three “I’s” of accidents — Irresponsibility, In competency and Indifference. LEADING the Firestone con tingent was Glen D. Cross of Akron, Director of Safety and Supervisory Training for the Company, who appeared on the program of the Rubber Section, presiding for a panel discussion on supervisory training. The meetings of the Congress was held in five hotels to accom modate the attendance of some 10,000 persons—the Conrad Hil ton, Blackstone, Congress, La Salle and Morrison. Elizabeth Evans of Akron, daughter of Clarence Evans of Firestone and one of the 1954 winners of the Voice of De mocracy Contest sponsored by the National Association of Radio and Television Broad casters and the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce, gave her winning talk, “I Speak for Democracy,” at the Annual Council Meeting which opened the Congress on October 17. Mr. and Mrs. Wilburn Smith are at home at 160 East Airline Avenue, Gastonia. She is the former Miss Betty Jean Cleven ger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Clevenger. Mrs. Clevenger is employed in Rayon Weaving- Mr. Smith is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Smith of Gastonia. Klines Live In Newfoundland ★ ★ ★ Miss Nancy Louise Calhoun became the bride of A-2C Don ald Gene Kline in a wedding ceremony which took place at York, S. C., October 1. The bride is the daughter of Leon Calhoun, Weaving; and Mrs. Calhoun, Spinning. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurman D. Fisher of Lewis, Kan. He is stationed at Pepperrell Air Base, St. Johns, N e wf oundland. A-2C and Mrs. Kline

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