DECEMBER. 1955 S31WI Page 3 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 October 17-31. 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 charities. 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 (U.S.O.). 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 Scouts. 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 Killed—36,000 people. Injured—Somebody every 25 seconds. Total of 1,250,000 per sons disabled beyond day of ac cident. 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 year. 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 year. 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 ^or safety. 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 darkness. Here are some tips every cit- ^zen should keep in mind: Safe Driving Tips ^e sportsmanlike on every drive. 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 ahead. 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 steering. Tips On Safe Walking Cross streets only at cross walks. Before crossing, look both ways. 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 ^irls Club. 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. - W'- 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 Spencer. 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 the photographs.

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