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Nine Added To List
of 20-Year Records
391 Now On 15-Year Roll
Nine more men and women have joined the ranks of 20-
year employees. As of January, 1956, these individuals added
to the growing list, brought the total figure of 20-year people
to 205. Included in the January number who were honored
with service pins and watches were:
Twenly Years
Cletus O. Starr, Frances R.
Welch, Carding; Margaret Davis,
Spinning; Gettie M. H. Davis,
Spooling. Clarence D. Houser,
Emily Canady, Rayon Weaving;
Willard P. Stiles, J. H. Brooks,
J. B. Weaver, Cotton Weaving.
Also during the month of Jan
uary the 15-year employee rec
ord list grew to 391, when six
names were added.
Fifteen Years
George L i g h t n e r, Truman
Lutz, Carding; Delia Buchanan,
Charlie O. Stiles, Rayon Weav
ing; Nelson C. Jackson, Shop;
Duel L. Redding, Refreshment.
Other service records posted
for January included:
Ten Years
Lala G. Rogers, Spinning; Earl
L. Clark, Dorothy Baber, Rayon
Weaving; Pearl Chastain, Mon
roe Smith, Anna B. Blaylock,
Cotton Weaving. Thurman B.
Davis, Shop; Vernon R. Martin,
Supply; Lloyd L. Maxey, Quali
ty Control.
Five Years
Lloyd G. Hollifield, Carding;
Blanche B. Newton, Spooling;
John D. Nix, C. B. Terry, Jr.,
Jack Barker, James Burris,
Johnne Bowens, Tommy Taylor,
Lonnie J. Mitchell, Rayon
Billy D. Fritts, Cotton Twist
ing; Faye B. Huffstetler, Ozsll
Neely, Samuel E. Hill, Rayon
Weaving; Ethel Robinson, Dari-
ous Nixon, Elrees K. Liles, Edna
E. Emmett, Cotton Weaving.
Flay D. Huffstetler, Shop; Wood
row B. Wooten, Quality Control,
Fannie H. Black, Winding.
TWO DECADES OF SERVICE was crediled to
each of a group of employees here in Decem
ber. In this photograph, taken at the awarding
of 20-year service pins and watches, are, from
left; Nell W. Rob’nson, T. B. Ipock, Jr., Director
of Industrial Relations; Gladys Nygard, James
M. Smith, Charles B. Hipps. Back row; William
T. Miller, Henry Boyd, Mausby Hyleman, James
T. Ballew, Sam F. Honeycutt. Not present for this
picture; Jennie R. Ivey, Tom Sipes, and B. J.
Boy Scout Week, February 6-12, To Launch
‘Onward For God And My Country’ Program
Business Seen Good In 1956
No slowdown—^not for six months at least—is expected
in production at the plant here this year. General Manager
Harold Mercer said in an interview with local newsmen
early this year.
“We will continue to operate at full capacity six days a week
for an indefinite period,” he pointed out.
The General Manager, in looking to the future as it might
affect production here, said that the automobile industry expects
a 15 per cent reduction during 1956. He explained that this could
result in a slight tapering off in production of tire cord the last
half of this year. Approximately half of the 2,300 workers here are
on tire cord, and half on cotton production.
The year 1955, he noted in retrospect, was “about the best in
the last four years.” Prices were better, volume of business was
up, and 1955 showed a tremendous improvement over the previous
The nation’s 4,100,000 Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts, Explorers,
and adult leaders will launch
their Four-Year Program, “On
ward for God and My Country,”
during Boy Scout Week, Febru
ary 6 to 12, marking the organi
zation’s 46th anniversary.
In The Firestone Community,
there are four active Boy Scout
Troops, membsis of which will
participate in the 46th Anni
versary program.
Dr. Arthur A. Schuck, Chief
Scout Executive, says the new
program seeks “through organ
ized and trained man power to
give an increasingly better pro
gram to an increasing number
of the nation’s youth” and to
“help today’s youth to ‘Be Pre
pared’ as citizens of character,
to be prepared in body, skill,
spirit, will, and as a member of
a team.”
He says it will give youth
Chairman Honored for 35 Years Of Service
further opportunity to develop
physical fitness, self - reliance,
the fulfillment of one’s obliga
tion to God, a sense of personal
responsibility, a spirit of helping
people, a willingness to share,
and an understanding of the
government’s democratic proc
plans will be completed for the
strictly nonpartisan 1956 Na
tional Get-Out-the-Vote Cam
paign which the Scout organiza
tion is sponsoring jointly with
the Freedoms Foundation of
Valley Forge. Scouts distributed
in 1952 more than 1,000,000
posters and placed 30,000,000
Liberty Bell doorknob hangers
in their first nationwide get-out-
the-vote effort. This was said
to be an important factor in the
record turnout of sixty million
THE CAMPAIGN seeks to in
still in adults the determination
and responsibility to exercise
their franchise as free people
and take a more active part in
their government. Each Scout
will have an opportunity to par
ticipate and better understand
his responsibility as a citizen.
Since a major reason for not
voting is failure to have regis
tered, the Scouts’ campaign will
first try to get citizens to regis
ter. Colorful posters encourag
ing registration will be dis
played in accordance with local
registration dates. Just before
Election Day, Scouts and their
leaders will distribute 35,000,000
Liberty Bell doorknob hangers
to homes across the nation.
These hangers read: “Heed
youths’ call. Vote as you think,
but vote November 6, 1956. Use
your freedom to vote.”
Boy Scout Week is the largest
annual single event observed by
young citizens.
Most of the nation’s 36,000
Cub packs, with 1,430,000 mem
bers, will hold blue and gold pot
luck banquets with each family
bringing a part of the menu.
These eight, nine, and ten year
old members follow a home-
centered program in their homes
and backyards.
Each unit will train its mem
bers in common-sense things
they should do in case of fire,
panic, or flood, simple things
one should do for himself and
his family. Interesting objects
made by Cub Scouts will be
shown in window displays. Cub
Scouts will put on dramatiza
tions, tableaux, and pantomines,
based on Cub Scout ideals, the
history of Scouting, and persons
important to its progress.
MOST OF THE 54,000 Boy
Scout troops, with 1,160,000
members who are eleven, twelve
and thirteen years old, will cele
brate with annual parents’ and
Scouts’ dinners at which indi
vidual advancement and achieve
ments will be recognized. They
will also thank local organiza
tions and parents whose suppo^
makes Scouting possible.
Explorers in the 14,000 Ex
plorer units and in Explorer
crews in troops, with their 440,-
000 members fourteen years and
older, will demonstrate before
adults and young people the out'
door, social, service, and voca'
tional elements of their pi*®'
The Chairman of the Company recen-'ly joined
a select group of those who have received dia-
mond-set pins in recognition of 35 years of serv
ice to the Company. Actually, the anniversary
date for Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., was November
1. But at that time he was on an inspection tour
of Company plants in Europe. While abroad he
attended the International Rubber Study Group
conference in Liberia for the U. S. State Depart
ment. Upon his return. President Lee R. Jack
son presented the pin in the presence of Company
executives. Shown, left to right, are: J. J. Shea,
Vice-President; H. D. Tompkins, Vice-President.
Trade Sales; Raymond C. Firestone. Executive
Vice-President; Harvey S. Firestone, Jr.; Lee R.
Jackson; C. A. Pauley, Comptroller; H. M. Taylor,
Vice-President, Manufacturers Sales, and H. H.
Hollinger, Treasurer.
Annual Financial Statement
In Special Issue Of News
The 1955 year-end statement by Company Chairman Harvey
Firestone, Jr., will be made available to employees through
annual issue of Firestone newspapers. Firestone News. Gastoni^
edition of the publication, will be mailed to employees near the
close of February. This edition of the News, published in Akron»
will highlight significant points of the Company’s progress during
the past year.

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