PAGE 8 Yir^stoM MEW\ ‘Motor King’ Available At Up-Town Store SERVICEMAN L. B. Shepard of the Firestone Store. Franklin and Marietta, shows the Motor King Dri-Charged battery. Chairman To Europe, Liberia NOVEMBER. 1955 CHAMPION—Assistant Plant Engineer Irvin S. Bull won the In dividual Golf Championship at the plant in the double-elimination tournament at the Municipal Golf Course, recently. M. J. Nichols, second hand in Spooling, was runner-up. James Cooper. Time Study, was third in the tournament. Low score in the tournament was shot by M. J. Nichols. 14 Are Attending Classes At Vocational School Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Company Chairman, left in late September for Europe and Liberia, West Africa, where he attended the Inter national Rubber Conference in October for the U. S. State Department. H3 sailed aboard the Queen Elizabeth with Mrs. Firestone and their daughter Miss Anne Firestone. While in Europe Mr. Firestone is inspecting his Company’s manufacturing interests in Eng land, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, and Sweden. The Firestone Company has rubber plantations in Liberia totalling 90,000 acres. The na tural rubber production of these plantations, together with the Company’s synthetic rubber pro duction in Lake Charles, La., and Akron, Ohio, makes the Com pany the world’s largest pro ducer of rubber. ★ ★ ★ The first complete line of economy priced dri-charged au tomobile storage batteries are now available to motorists through Firestone dealers and stores. DESIGNATED as the Dri- Charged Motor King series, the new batteries are similar in con struction and include many of the exclusive features of the famed Firestone Supreme Dri- Charged battery which was first introduced by the Company in 1952. Now all major battery manufacturers are featuring dri- charged batteries. The new Motor King Dri- Charged batteries being carried by Firestone dealers and stores are constructed with buried cell connectors to eliminate corrosion around the connector straps and accidental shorting across the straps when the battery is in service. Like its higher-priced fore runner, the Motor King Dri- Charged batteries are factory- fresh from the dealer’s shelves. The electrolyte is ar’ded just be fore th'^ bstterv is installed in the customer’s car an'^ in a mat ter of =^econds the b3.ttery is at full strength, giving the pur chaser all of the life built into the battery. THE BATTERY case is de signed with an identification panel on one end of the battery. The space is used to record the purchaser’s name and date of sale. The information imprinted on sensHiz^^ paper ?nd applied to the nanel is duplicated on the guarantee card and given to the customer. The new Motor King batteries are individually packaged in sealed and dustproof cartons. While in the original cartons, the Dri-Charged Motor Kings can be displayed and stored in definitely by the dealer. The “good old days” weren’t as good as right now when it comes to work accidents. The on-the-job accident rate for 1954 was the best on record, according to the 1955 edition of the National Safety Council’s statistical yearbook, “Accident Facts.” It marked the eighth con secutive year in which the acci dent frequency rate of the Coun cil’s industrial members has come down. The 1954 rate is less than a fourth of the 1926 rate. FIRESTONE TEXTILES P. O. BOX 551 GASTONIA, N. C. Fourteen members of the Firestone Textiles organiza tion are attending the fall term of the North Carolina Vocational Textile School in Belmont, C h ri s E. Folk, Principal, has announced. Eight of these students are attending the School under pro visions of the “GI Bill of Rights” and six are non-veterans. The complete list of students, with the courses they are tak ing, include: Yarn Manufacturing: Fred J. Davis, Morgan A. Guffey, G. W. Horne, J. C. Mahaffee, Jack E. Tino, Luther C. Brown, Paul A. Caldwell, and James R. Young. Weaving and Designing; Gary N. Clark, Troy T. Slagle, Gary P. Lyles, Samuel A. Nash, Jr., and William Roberts. Mill Maintenance: Bobby A. Rogers. CLASSES at the Textile School began September 1 in all courses including yarn manufac turing, weaving and designing, knitting, mill maintenance and tailoring. Classes are open on both shifts: 8:20 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 3 to 6:30 p.m. Veterans attend class es six hours per day, 30 hours per week in order to receive full benefits from the Veterans Ad ministration. General Manager Harold Mer cer was recently elected Chair man of the Advisory Board of the Vocational Textile School. Arrowood - Acuff Mrs. Mary Lou Acuff was mar ried to Ray Arrowood in York, S. C., September 24. They noW live in Kings Mountain. Mrs. Arrowood is a warper tender in Spooling. People and Places —From Page 6 Mrs. Martha Medvidovich. winder tender, entertained at a birth day party honoring her son Gary, who was five years old, and her daughter Shelia, one-year old, on Wednesday, October 5. Ice cream and cake were served to the guests. Mrs. Sara Smith, winder tender, and her family visited Mrs. Smith’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wilson in Augusta, Ga. recently. Fred Anderson, yarn weigher, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Anderson of Robbinsville, N. C. Mrs. Judy Buchanan, v/inder tender, and her family had as their guests recently. Deck Buchanan, brother-in-law of Mrs. Buchanan. Mark Dellinger, beam man, recently returned from a week of vacation. Guests visiting Mrs. Sue Brooks, winder tender, recently were Bill Rayfield and Mrs. Robert Kimball, brother and sister of Mrs. Brooks. Miss Pattie Ledford, student at Mars Hill College, spent a recent week end with her mother, Mrs. Bonnie Ledford, inspector. Mrs. Janie Sneed, winder tender, had a recent illness. E. C. Ballard, father of Charlie Ballard, fixer, died recently. Miss Norma Fletcher is in her first year at Nurses’ Training at Gaston Memorial Hospital. She is the daughter of Mrs. Bonnie Fletcher, winder tender. Mrs. Mae Grindle, winder tender, was out from work recently due to illness. Mrs. Seattle Mantooth, winder tender, lately spent a week end visiting in Newport, Tenn. Paul Caldwell, yarn packer, spent some time fishing while he was on vacation recently. Paul Ingle, sweeper, has moved into his new home on Seagle Street. A/2 Class George L. Mantooth of Amarillo, Texas, is spending a 20-day furlough with his mother, Mrs. Seattle Mantooth. SEC. 34.66 P. L. & R. U. S. POSTAGE PAID GASTONIA. N. C. PERMIT NO. 29 Form 3547 Requested

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