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INQUIRING REPOR TER
Team Harmony, Loyalty, Unselfishness
Contribute To Married Happiness
February, with its emphasis on the tradition of Valen
tine’s Day, suggests the Inquiring Reporter’s topic for this
month. From among the large number of employees who
have been wed 20 years or more, these six persons tell what
they think contributes greatly toward happy marriages.
REMEMBER THESE THINGS. .
Annie B. Kiser, Weave Shop.
Married 27 years. A husband and
his wife should have pretty
much the same purposes and
goals and work together to their
accomplishment. Marriage is a
matter of “fifty-fifty.'” What’s
more, it’s Christian charity and
Nell W. Robinson, Cloth Room.
Married 38 years. Loyalty to
one’s mate, home, job, and
church will go a long way to
ward successful marriage. Also
it takes unselfishness and think
ing of the other person. Praise
goes a long way, too.
Lonnie G. Barber, Warehouse.
Married 29 years. Sharing and
planning life together, and a
goodly amount of cooperation. It
takes a lot of working together
for folks to get along and to
make a happy home.
Jack Wellmon, Warehouse.
Married 26 years. Mutual agree
ment will go a long way toward
making for married success. It
also requires lots of give-and-
take and a willingness to try to
see the other person’s point of
R. G. Henderson, Rayon Weav
ing. Married 32 years. Team
harmony. I’d say is the most
important factor in making a
marriage work. We are all
human, and a willingness to ad
mit each other’s errors and for
give one another is mighty im
When You’re Tempted To Take A Chance
☆ ☆ ☆
Did you ever stop to think what you
would do if you lost a foot, an arm, or your
sight? Morbid thought, isn’t it? But it’s a
good idea to think about these tragedies be
fore they happen—then keep them from hap
pening if possible.
Some confident fellow says, “I’d get
along.” But that’s pride speaking. Most of
us can’t even conceive of enough money to
pay us to part with any portion of our body.
Man is a complex machine. He has just
enough parts to run smoothly. Take away
some of his parts and his operation is slow
ed down considerably. It’s a matter of co
ordination. And that is something you don’t
learn in a day or a week. It takes constant
watchfulness and practice to do that.
Let us demonstrate. Try to put on your
coat and button it with just your left hand.
Walk on your heels without using your toes.
Eat your dinner while you’re blindfolded.
Yes, these things can be done, but you have
to learn how. And even then you’re like an
engine with a cylinder missing.
The next time you’re tempted to take a
chance, remember these things. Or when
you see a fellow worker following a danger
ous practice that might result in injury,
why not remind him of the trouble he’s
FOR YOUR AUTOMOBILE
Safety Belt Reduces Danger In Accidents
★ ★ ★
Automobile safety belts—that highway officials
say can reduce the death toll from motor ve
hicle accidents by as much as 81 per cent—have
been available for some time through the nation
wide dealer and store distribution system of the
The belts provide greater safety for drivers
and passengers in any make or model car.
Similar to airplane safety belts, they are made
of two-inch nylon webbing and will withstand
The Firestone belts are anchored to the door
of an automobile and to the floor. In case of
accident, the belt keeps the doors of the car
closed as well as protects driver or passengers
from hurtling forward,
WITH ITS DOORS closed, the body of an auto
mobile retains its maximum structural strength
and is less likely to fold up in a crash.
When not in use, the safety belt can be stored
in the belt holder clip mounted on the door
panel. This eliminates dangling of belts around
the floor of the car.
The Firestone belts fit both front and rear
seats of an automobile and do not affect the
usual seating arrangement. They are supplied
with necessary fittings for easy installation. Col
ors are available to harmonize with any car in
terior, They are equipped with officially ap
proved airline safety buckles.
PRIMARY PURPOSE of the new belts is to
guard against four motoring hazards: minor in
jury caused by sudden stops, major injury in acci
dent or collision, injury from being thrown
about inside or out of an automobile, and mental
and physical fatigue.
In an automobile slowing down quickly, a rid
er, when protected by the safety belt, slows
down with the car instead of hurtling forward
into windshield or dashboard. It can also pre-
PATRICIA DECKER, of ihe Fireslone Store
on Franklin avenue, shows Ihe use of the safety
belt, easily installed on any make or model auto.
When not in use the Karbelt is out of the way
and will not dangle on the floor of the car.
vent the car occupant from flying out the car
door and onto the pavement or ground.
ACCORDING to statistics compiled after in
dependent studies of accidents in various locali
ties, 89 per cent of automobile injuries were to
the head, neck and chest and, in serious acci
dents, 54 per cent of car doors came open upon
impact. Authorities agree that with the wide
spread use of safety belts, these figures can be
Annie Cosey, Cable Twisting.
Married 30 years. Put God first
and be loyal to each other and
the church. Kindness and con
sideration are great helps toward
married success and happiness.
And children also make a mar
Volume V, No. 2, February, 1956
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Firestone Textiles Division,
Gastonia, North Carolina. Department of Public Relations
CARDING —Edna Harris, Jim Ballew,
SPINNING—Lillie Brown, Mary Turner,
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Ophelia WaUace,
TWISTING—Elease Cole, Pearl Aldridge,
Corrie Johnson, Lorene Owensby,
Dorothy Baber, Dean Haun, and Vera
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Brad
SYC WEAVING—Lucille Davis, Sara
Davis, Nina Milton, Juanita McDonald.
CORD WEAVING—Roy Davis, Irene
Odell, Mary Johnson.
QUALITY CONTROL —Sally Crawford,
Leila Rape, and Louella Queen.
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Elizabeth
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrop.
WAREHOUSE —Patsy Haynes, George
Harper, Albert Meeks, Rosevelt Rainey.
PLASTIC DIP—Jennie Bradley.
MAIN OFFICE—Doris McCready.
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE—Sue Van
PERSONNEL OFFICE—Bea Bradshaw.
Claude Callaway, Editor