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 Turn to page 2 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.