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Mounts To 184
Total number of 20-year employees reached 184 in
November, when eleven employees were added to the roster
for that category. While these were added to the 20-year list,
two were placed on the growing roster of 15-year record
Ten-year records were reached for seven employees,
while two were added to the five-year number.
Following is the complete Noveriiber list:
Drifford H. Helms, Arthur Lee Barbee, Carding.
Lois P. Bolding, Robbie S. Miller, Oliver M. Taylor, Reid Deal,
Hurley Brooks, Spinning.
William J. York, Spooling.
Trenton Ginn, Fred Deal, Rayon Twisting.
Rosa Lane, Rayon Weaving.
Isaac V. Trammell, Carding.
Wallace Deanhardt, Cloth Room.
Hattie H. Taylor, Alice C. Snyder, Spinning.
J. P. Hart, Jr., Burlie Neely, Oscar J. Jenkins, James M. Smith,
Jr., William Sanders, Rayon Twisting.
Mildred B. Hayes, Spinning.
Clifford R. Stuman, Cotton Twisting.
Christmas Oratorio Is Set
For Loray Baptist Church
Five women from Firestone
will take part in the presenta
tion of this year’s version of
Handel’s “Messiah” scheduled
for the evening of Deceinb’ef 117
at Loray Baptist Church in the
Martha Kendrick of Main Of
fice is president of the Sharps
and Flats music club, which is
sponsoring the Messiah produc
tion this year. Besides Miss Ken
drick, others here who will par
ticipate in the oratorio classic
are: Betty Moss, Helen Spencer
and Eula Wilson, all of Payroll;
and Myrtle Bradley of Main Of
The 1955 version of “The Mes
siah” will be directed by Bill
Thompson, minister of music at
First Presbyterian Church in Mt.
Company Men Finish Course
At Behnont Abbey College
Eleven men from Firestone
have completed a course in
human relations, taken in week
ly evening sessions at Belmont
Abbey College, Belmont. At the
close of the course, the college
awarded completion certificates.
The class met each Tuesday
evening from September 26
through November 22. It consist
ed of lectures, class participation,
movies and problem studies.
A list of those who took the
William Turner, Jr.; Thomas
Grant, Time Study; Phil Wil
liams, Assistant to Francis Gal-
lingan, Superintendent of the
Cotton Division; O. K. Forrester,
overseer in Spooling - Warping-
Winding; James Ramey, Sched
uling; I. S. Bull, Assistant Plant
J. G. Tino, Jr., overseer in Ny
lon Unit; Jesse Hodge, second
hand in Ply Twisting; J. M.
Piercy, second hand in Cable
Twisting; E. D. Bagwell, over
seer in SYC Weaving; and
Claude Callaway, Public Rela
Grand Prize In Fall Festival
Goes To Firestone Family
Mrs. W. H. Redding, whose
husband is employed in the Spin
ning Department first shift, took
home the grand prize—a 1955
Chevrolet four-door sedan, from
the Firestone Shopping District
Fall Festival, November 1.
The Reddings live on Patricia
Street, just off Linwood Road.
Mr. Redding has been at Fire
stone since 1936.
The lucky ticket for Mrs. Red
ding was the only one she sub
mitted in the shopping district
store promotion campaign which
was conducted from October 6
through November 1.
THE DRAWING for the new
car brought to an end the first
annual four-weeks Firestone Fall
Festival of bargains to promote
the Firestone Shopping District
as a trade area for the entire city
of Gastonia. Some 25 stores in
the Firestone section pooled
funds to adveitise the event and
to provide the weekly prizes, in
cluding the new car won by Mrs.
HERE A SCORE OF YEARS—Employees in
the two pholographs here were each awarded a
20-year service pin and a watch in October.
Above, photographed vrith General Manager
Harold Mercer and Comptroller Everett J.
Mechem, are, from left; Mr. Mercer, Edna Harris,
Lillie Y. Bradshaw, Mr. Mechem, H. H. Allen.
Back row: Fred Garrett, Bessie Faile, Howard
Love, Jessie Carter, Northen L. Harris, Oscar
OTHERS IN OCTOBER who were also hon
ored for 20 years' service appear here with Gen
eral Manager Harold Mercer. From left: Shirley
P. Bolding, Owen W. Green, Lennie B. Queen, Mr.
Mercer, Lloyd J. Watson, William T. Beaver.
Predict Gridiron Scores,
Take Home A Cash Prize
Miss Patricia Sue Davis,
daughter of Lucille Davis of
SYC Weaving, became the bride
of Clinard Coffey, in an evening
ceremony at Boger City Metho
dist Church, near Lincolnton,
The marriage vows were read
by the minister of the church,
J. J. Powell.
The couple are living at 208
West Main Street in Lincolnton.
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Miss Carole Guffey of Bes
semer City was married to Cal
vin May, yarn man, on October
23. The wedding ceremony took
place in York, S. C.
Sharpen up your wits and get
set to enter the annual football
bowl guessing contest, scheduled
this year for December 1-30.
Prizes amounting to $30 will be
awarded to first, second and
third-place winners in the con
test sponsored by the Recrea
All employees are invited to
participate in the rivalry which
consists in predicting winners
and scores of the nation’s top
football teams scheduled to clash
in major bowl games, tradition
ally played on New Year’s Day.
AWARDS will be given the
three top entries, as determined
by the highest number of game
winners picked correctly, and in
case of ties, the most nearly ac
curate predicition of total scores
of the games.
Prizes are: First, $15; Second,
$10; Third, $5.
Winner in the contest for the
past two years was Catherine
Fletcher, Rayon Twisting, who
picked all team winners correct
ly both years. She also predicted
the actual total score amassed
by teams which played in six
major sports bowls last year.
Second place last year went to
Dell Morgan, Spinning, who
missed the correct prediction of
total scores by two points.
George Liles, Weaving, took
third place by guessing within
four points of the actual total
Entry blanks and instruction
sheets may be had from the Per
sonnel Office, Men’s Club, the re
freshment wagon, or from the
Director of Recreation. Each con
testant is limited to one entry
Store Has Free Book Of Carols
A free copy of favorite Christmas carols is waiting for you
the Firestone store, Franklin and Marietta streets in Gastonia.
The booklet is being distributed through the compliments of the
company. It contains the words and music for 24 of the most re
quested favorites on the Voice of Firestone radio-tele vision prO'
grams through the years.
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