PAGE 2 f1re$loti0 S3SW! FEBRUARY, 1956 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 Twisting. 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. 4 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. Bumgardner. 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 year. 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 esses. DURING BOY SCOUT WEEK 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 voters. 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*®' gram. 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.