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Three Employees Testify To Value Of Safety Shoes
Ask a group of men or women how large the payment
of money wouJd have to be before they consent to have
a heavy weight purposely dropped on their toes—a weight
that would make sure of even a temporary fracture or
mangling. Would you accept $116, the average indemnity,
or $1,000, 10,000 or 100,000? At what point would you
consider the return worth the pain and probable loss of
There are a few who might be money-minded enough
to consider some high price for their toes, but it is
doubtful whether much enthusiasm could be worked up
for such an offer. Even if one agreed to have his toes
crushed for a consideration, if given a little time to think
it over, it is pretty certain he would back out before the
day of execution.
Studies have proved that the majority of painful,
disabling toe injuries need never to have happened, if
the victim had been wearing safety shoes at the time
of the accident.
There are three employees here who are especially
enthusiastic in their praise of safety shoes. Jeff Galloway,
Ralph Moten and Vernon Martin narrowly escaped pain
and injury because they were wearing safety shoes at
the time an accident occurred to each of them.
mer jumped at Jeff Galloway, Carding,
but the blade didn’t cut through the steel
plate in his safety shoe. Here demon
strated is the unsafe practice leading to
the accident which could have been
A 350-POUND DRUM of oil slipped
from an overhead hoist and fell on a
foot belonging to Ralph Moten, supply
clerk. Because he had been careful
enough to purchase and wear his safety
shoes, he came away from the accident
with no ill effects.
A LOOM CRANKSHAFT of heavy steel
slipped and landed on the toe of Supply
Clerk Vernon Martin’s shoe. Thanks to
the safety feature of the footwear, Martin
came away from the incident unharmed
and more experienced in safe working
Signs Of Spring To Be Seen
In Mid-South During February
Ten Million Goal
Set For UCP
The campaign goal for United
Cerebral Palsy in 195S will ba
$10,000,000, Stanley C. Hope,
campaign chairman, has an
nounced. Hope, president of Esso
Standard Oil Company, is serv
ing with Rogsr S. Firestone, who
this v3ar is Executive Vice
Miss Peggy Davis, senior honor
student at Lincolnton High
School, is one of the semi-final
ists in the nationwide Merit
Scholarship contests this year.
She is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Harry Davis of Lincolnton.
Her mother is a battery hand in
SYC Weaving here. Announce
ment of Miss Davis’ selection
came in a letter to Principal F.
D. Kiser from John M. Stal-
naker, president of the National
Merit Scholarship Corporation of
Evanston, 111. Six senior Lin
colnton students entered the
LINCOLNTON will be repre
sented by Miss Davis in competi
tion with semi-finalists from
President of United Cerebral
Mr, Firestone, President of
Firestone Plastics Company,
Pottstown, Pa., was national
C3mpaign chairman for UCP last
year, when receipts for that or
ganization amounted to $7,500 -
000. For his services in the 1955
UCP campaign Mr. Firestone re
ceived the United Cerebral Palsy
Distinguished Service Award.
other high schools throughout
the nation in the scholarship
contests. Value of the first prize
scholarship in the contest is es
timated to be around $3,000.
Miss Davis took the scholastic
aptitude test of the College En
trance Board on January 14. The
winners of four-year Merit
scholarships and of Certificates
of Merit, awarded to runners-up,
will be selected from the group
of semi-finalists. Scores on the
Scholastic Aptitude Test and an
evaluation of the data in the
School Information Form—to be
filled out by the competing
school and student—will be the
basis of selection.
Approximately half of the
During February, warm sun
shine in the Mid-South resorts
and along the Southeastern
Coast make golf, riding and
sightseeing pleasant for travel
ers in North Carolina. In the
Wilmington area and in the
Sandhills, camellias are begin
ning to bloom, heralding the
spring flower season which
reaches its best in late March
and early April with the blos
soming of dogwood, azaleas,
wisteria, cherry trees and bulb
TRADITIONAL and 20th cen-
tury-style methods of pursuing
that ever-wary animal, the fox,
are enjoyed in North Carolina
during February. At Nags Head
on the coast, the annual Valen
tine Season Foxhunt is sched
uled for February 16-18. Here
the field follows the hounds
across the sand dunes and
through the “sould side” woods
in jeeps and automobiles. Fur-
semi-finalists will receive
awards, and the educational
grants will number more than
Scholarship winners will be
announced around the month of
ther inland, North Carolina’s
three organized fox hunts are
enjoying good sport, with riders
in formal hunting attire surging
across the Sandhills, Piedmont
and Appalachian foothills. At
Southern Pines the Moore Coun
ty Hounds go out Tuesdays,
Thursdays and Saturdays. The
Tryon Hounds also go out on
those days; Sedgefield Hunt
goes out Wednesday afternoons
and Saturday mornings. Moore
County Hounds hunter trials
will be held February 18.
near Ansonville on Highway 52,
is the winter home of some 10 to
15 thousand v/ild geese and a
winter mecca for visitors from
all over the country. Visitors
can feed and photograph the
geese, which become quite tame
during their sojourn at this un
usual privately-owned wildlife
Peggy Davis In Semi-Finals
For Merit Scholarship Award
Safety around elevators pays
off. Here are a few tips to help
prevent accidents in elevators:
• Operate elevators only if you
have been authorized to do
• Be sure to shut all elevator
gates before leaving the land
• Always get in after the load
—don’t pull it in after you.
• Report defects.
Driver Attitude
A Safety Factor
The State Department of
Motor Vehicles in North Caro
lina has put into use a new man
ual for driver license applicants.
The text of the publication
emphasizes proper driving at
titude. Unchanged from a former
edition is the four essential tests
for beginning drivers—eyesight,
sign recognition, written test and
road test.
The manual points out for be
ginning drivers that knowledge
and skill alone will not make a
proficient driver. Careful study
of the text will reveal for the
applicant that proper attitude
while driving a motor vehicle is
of the utmost importance for
Laura Conrad
Mrs. Laura Belle Conrad, 81,
died January 6, after a brief ill
ness. Born in Catawba County,
December 22, 1874, she was the
daughter of Gilbert and Rebecca
Hoke Gilbert. George Franklin
Conrad, her husband, preceded
her in death. She had lived in
Gastonia since 1902.
The funeral was held at West
Avenue Presbyterian Church,
where she was a member. Of
ficiating was the Rev. Charles
Hedgepath, pastor of Firestone
Wesleyan Methodist Church. In
terment was in the Salem Luth
eran Church Cemetary in Lin
coln County.
Surviving Mrs. Conrad are
two daughters, Mrs. Minnie
Frances Johnson, Spinning; and
Mrs. Lucy Bell Phillips, Spin
ning; a son, Russell E. Conrad,
overseer in Rayon Weaving; and
two sisters. Ralph Johnson, Di
rector of Recreation; Roland
Conrad, Rayon Weaving; Earl
Conrad, SYC Weaving; Clara
Conrad, Rayon Weaving; Clyde
Phillips, Rayon Weaving; Louise
Lytton, Rayon Twisting; and
Mary Johnson, Rayon Weaving
are grandchildren of Mrs. Con
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Walter L. Wood of Salem, S-
C., died December 23, last year-
A sister, Mrs. Pearl Chastain,
a battery hand in SYC Weaving
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