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    The reputalion of a man is like
his shadow: It sometimes follows
and sometimes precedes him, it is
sometimes longer and sometimes
shorter than his natural size.
—French Proverb.
GASTONIA
When you've got a long, long
journey in front of you, what's the
sense of storing up your joy till
you get to the end of the way? Try
to get some fun out of the road.
—Howard Spring
VOLUME V
GASTONIA, N. C., JANUARY, 1956
NUMBER 1
Scholarship Application
^ Deadline Is March 1
☆ ☆ ☆
Program Booklet At Personnel Office
Firestone employees’ sons and daughters who are now high school seniors may make
application for the Company’s 1956 College Scholarship Awards Program no later than
March 1 of this year.
New booklets describing the program and outlining changes in the application pro
cedure have been available since mid-December.
VISITORS—Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Adler were photographed
with Frank Davis, Cotton Classing (left), and General Manager
Harold Mercer.
'MISS JAPAN OF 1952’
Benjamin Adlers Visit Plant
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Adler
stopped off for a visit here on
their way home to New York,
I)ecember 16. Mrs. Adler, the
ioriiier Miss Iluiako ICajUiia, and
“Miss Japan of 1952,” was the
first one from Japan to repre
sent that country in the Miss
Universe Contest. An accom
plished pianist, Mrs. Adler at
tended Mills College in Oakland,
Calif. Her father, a graduate of
Harvard University, is an indus
trialist in Tokyo.
Mr. Adler, in the cotton busi
ness since 1909, is a business as
sociate of the Firestone Com
pany and a long-time friend of
the organization.
When the Adlers stopped for
a visit here, they were on their
way from San Francisco, where
Mrs. Adler had arrived from
Tokyo,
Leader of Brotherhood Week
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Company Chairman, is serving
as national chairman of Brotherhood Week, to be observed
February 19-26. Serving with Mr. Firestone as vice-chairman
is Louis B. Seltzer, editor of the Cleveland Press.
In these posts, Mr. Firestone
and Mr. Seltzer will lead the
nation in the 23rd celebration of
Brotherhood Week, sponsored by
the National Conference of
Christians and Jews.
F. B. Galligan, Superintend
ent of the Cotton Division here,
is Brotherhood Week Chairman
for Gaston County this year.
BROTHERHOOD WEEK was
first suggested in 1934 by Mon-
signor Hugh McMenamin, a
Catholic priest of Denver, who
proposed that the National Con
ference of Christians and Jews
Organize a special program when
the people of all religious groups
in the United States be invited
to consider together the need
and implications of the brother
hood ideal.
In enlisting national coopera
tion, the two chairmen are en
rolling leadership for Brother
hood Week committees repre
senting schools and colleges,
churches and synagogues, com
munity groups, labor-manage-
*^ent agencies and the media of
•nass communications.
In 1951 and 1952 Mr. Firestone
Served as co-chairman of the
Religious Organizations Com
mittee for Brotherhood Week,
deceiving the brotherhood award
for his “contributions to better
human relations.”
While Mr. Firestone was in
West Africa near the close of
1955, the University of Liberia,
at a special convocation, con
ferred upon him the Honorary
Degree of Doctor of Laws. The
citation for the honor said the
award was made “In recognition
of the services of Mr. Firestone
to humanity; his devotion to the
democratic ideals of our civiliza
tion; his services to the Republic
of Liberia; and his abiding in
terest in our Highest National
Institution of Learning . . .”
High school seniors who are
interested in applying for the
scholarships may obtain the
booklets in the Personnel De
partment. Parents interested in
obtaining the booklet for their
children may pick up copies on
the way to or from work.
Explanatory letters and book
lets have been sent to all Fire
stone stores, division and district
offices, Retread and Appliance
Shops, Warehouses and Account
ing Offices throughout the coun
try.
Eligibility
To be eligible for the 1956
College Scholarship Awards the
applicant must be a senior in
the upper half of his or her high
school class scholastically. The
parent of an applicant must
have five or more years of con
tinuous service as a Firestone
employee. Only children of those
employees whose average base
pay does not exceed $700 will be
eligible. The figure was formerly
set at $650.
In the 1956 program booklet,
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Com
pany Chairman, stated:
“It is our sincere hope that
those students who receive the
benefits of a college education
because of the Firestone Scholar
ship Program will be able to
make significant economic and
social contributions to their fam-
Carl Stewart
In Fraternity
Carl Stewart, Jr., 1954 Fire
stone Scholarship winner from
Gastonia, was recently elected to
Tau Kappa Alpha honorary de
bating fraternity at Duke Uni
versity. He was one of four de
baters selected for talent and
competency in public speaking.
The son of Carl Stewart, Sr.,
Weaving; and Mrs. Stewart, Ply
Twisting, the student was the
first freshman ever to be in
cluded on Duke’s debating team.
This year he has been participat
ing in debates with teams from
universities competing with
Duke.
In his sophomore year at
Duke, Stewart is preparing for
the Christian ministry.
ilies, their communities and their
country.”
The Scholarships
Each scholarship award pays
the cost of full tuition, fees and
books and a substantial part of
living expenses at school. Begun
two years ago, the award pro
gram provides that scholarships
will be awarded each year to
high school seniors so that after
the first four years the college
education of 80 students annual
ly will be financed.
The Company intends to pro
vide scholarship aid to each Fire
stone Scholarship recipient
through the normal four-year
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Named Chairman, Textile Section
Of Industrial Safety Conference
Safety Director L. B. McAbee
has been appointed chairman of
the textile section of the an
nual Statewide Industrial Safety
Conference which will be held in
Charlotte May 2-4.
Mr. McAbee recently joined
other committee members in
Raleigh to discuss plans and pre
pare the program of the Char
lotte conference in May. The
Raleigh meeting included ses
sions in textiles, furniture, paper,
pulp, woodworking and plywood,
commercial vehicles and com
mercial nursing, Public em
ployee section, electrical and
public utilities, safety in small
businesses section, construction,
railroad, food, community home
and farm, and general session.
RESOLUTION FOR 1956—Mildred Hayes, Spinning, resolves
to submit during the coming year some of the suggestions she has
had in mind, but has not gotten around to turning in before. Her
intention serves as a reminder for other employees to participate
in the Company Suggestion Awards Program during 1956.
    

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