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Dec. 1, 1955, edition 1 /
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UF Contribution Of $12,327.07 Sets A Record
Members of the Firestone Textiles family pledged a total
of $12,327.07 in contributions to the Employees’ Community
Fund during the annual campaign, this year conducted
This is a record contribution in the Plant’s history of the
united way of giving to community causes, General Superintendent
Nelson Kessell, fund chairman, pointed out. Mr. Kessell, chairman
of the drive for the fourth consecutive year, recalls that employees
last year contributed a total of $9,982.75. In the drive just ended,
contributions were directed to 16 designated agencies. In addition,
the contributor had the privilege of naming additional agencies or
THE LIST of health, welfare and recreation agencies receiving
donations from employees here includes:
Children’s Home, Greensboro; Gaston County Big Brothers,
Florence Crittenden Home, Charlotte; Girl Scouts, Salvation Army,
Red Shield Boys’ Club, American Red Cross, United Defense Fund
Gaston County Life Saving Crew, Cerebral Palsy, Gastonia
Junior Police Athletic Club, Gaston County Tuberculosis Associa
tion, American Cancer Society, Heart Fund, March of Dimes, Boy
CHAIRMAN KESSELL. Co-Chairman Francis Galhgan, and
General Manager Harold Mercer were enthusiastic in their praise
over the response which marked the United drive this year.
“We especially wish to express hearty thanks to all volunteer
solicitors, with whose assistance the plant was able to turn in a
100 per cent contribution toward its goal,” the Chairman said.
The fund raising effort here was held in conjunction with the
Greater Gastonia United Fund, of which General Manager Harold
Mercer is President.
NATIONWIDE, Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Company Chairman,
served as a vice chairman for United Community Campaigns of
America, which conducted drives across the country from Septem
ber 5 through the Thanksgiving season, in efforts to raise $300
niillion through 1,900 Community Chests and United Funds.
Second Annual S-D Day Set
Injured—Somebody every 25
seconds. Total of 1,250,000 per
sons disabled beyond day of ac
Cost—An estimated $4.4 billion
in medical bills, property loss
snd other expense.
This is what traffic accidents
did in the United States last
TO CALL ATTENTION to
these facts and to try to reduce
the nearly 10 million traffic ac
cidents we have annually, Safe
Driving Day was started last
Thursday, December 1, will be
the second annual S-D Day. Its
purpose is to demonstrate, again,
that traffic accidents can be
Sreatly reduced when motorists
^nd pedestrians fulfill their
•^oral and civic responsibility
It is sponsored by the Presi
dent’s Committee for Traffic
Safety in cooperation with
prominent national organiza
tions. The challenge to every
Community will be: Nol A Single
"traffic Accident During The 24-
^our Period — In Daylight Or
Here are some tips every cit-
^zen should keep in mind:
Safe Driving Tips
^e sportsmanlike on every
Obey all traffic regulations.
Keep speed reasonable. Start
earlier and drive slower.
Don’t drive when you drink.
Remember, danger increases
with darkness: At sundown, re
duce speed so you’re within
range of your headlights.
Stay in line—don’t weave.
Don’t pass unless there’s
plenty of room—and never on
hills or curves.
Allow sufficient stopping dis
tance between you and the car
Be extra alert at intersections.
Always signal your intention
to turn or stop.
If the weather is bad, don’t
drive unless you must. If you
drive, double your care.
Check your brakes, lights,
windshield wipers, tires, and
Tips On Safe Walking
Cross streets only at cross
Before crossing, look both
Cross only on proper signal.
Watch for turning cars.
Never go into the roadway be
tween parked cars.
If there is no sidewalk, and
you must walk in the roadway,
walk on left, facing traffic.
When walking at night, wear
or carry something white to help
drivers see you.
dormitory Hostess Retires
When Mrs. Zula Love Eisenhower retired recently, her friends
the Personnel Department honored her at a luncheon in the
At the luncheon T. B. Ipock, Jr., presented her with a silver
able service pitcher, a gift of her friends in Personnel.
Mrs. Eisenhower, Dormitory hostess here for the past 8 years,
^^^e to Gastonia from Kentucky. She will continue to live here.
UF SOLICITORS—Among the volunteer help
ers in the Employees' United Fund solicitation
included those appearing in the three photographs
here. Above, from left (all in one row) are; Clara
Wilson, Rosie Francum, Lillie A. Brown, Inez
Rhyne, Sarah Scruggs, Katherine Davis, Ruby
Riley, Edna Harris. Bonnie Dockery. Marie Fogle,
Beatrice Carver, Sally Crawford and Helen
FROM FRONT, LEFT, to back row: O. K.
Forrester, Samuel Guffey. W. G. Henson. Sr..
Hobart Aldridge; Ernest Bagwell. Ray Thomas.
J. G. Tino, Jr., E. P. McArver; Claude Taylor,
W. R. Turner. Sr.. O'Neil Gamble, S. L. Owens.
Vernon Lovingood. R. E. Conrad. Clyde Moss,
Sr.. Francis Galligan; Fred Morrow, James M.
Piercy. Nelson Kessell, E. J. Mechem; Sam Honey
cutt, Luther Foy, Hugh Wright. T. B. Ipock. Jr.
FROM LEFT, front row to back row: Corrie
Johnson, Dorothy Baber, Mildred Smith, Maude
Johnson, Mary Turner; J. H. Brooks, Charles
Parham, W. B. Ward, Carl Rape. Floyd Kelly,
W. H. Dilling, Belon Hanna, John Hendricks;
Trenton Ginn, Wade Stiles, T. A. Fowler. M. J.
Nichols, J. L. Parks, Otis Thompson. Several
other volunteer solicitors were not present for
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