Page 2 T1ire$fon0 MSWi DECEMBER, 195S 20-Year List 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 holders. Ten-year records were reached for seven employees, while two were added to the five-year number. Following is the complete Noveriiber list: Twenty Years 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. Fifleen Years Isaac V. Trammell, Carding. Wallace Deanhardt, Cloth Room. Ten Years Hattie H. Taylor, Alice C. Snyder, Spinning. J. P. Hart, Jr., Burlie Neely, Oscar J. Jenkins, James M. Smith, Jr., William Sanders, Rayon Twisting. Five Years 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 Firestone community. 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 fice. The 1955 version of “The Mes siah” will be directed by Bill Thompson, minister of music at First Presbyterian Church in Mt. Holly. 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 course includes: 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 Engineer. 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 tions. 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. Redding. I 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 Mashburn. 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. Coffey-Davis 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, November 25. 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. 4 -f > 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 tion Department. 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 score. 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 only. 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.