FEBRUARY. 1956 PAGE 7 Company Sales Territories Now In Seven Divisions Division sales territories of the Company have been realign ed to comprise seven divisions. There used to be six divisions. The changes were made to permit division managers to di rect their organizations more ef fectively and to give greater help to district managers in pro ducing maximum sales and profits, explains H. D. Tompkins, Vice-President in Charge of Trade Sales. arrivals Mr. and Mrs. Norman Price announce the birth of a daugh ter, Shirley Patricia, on Decem ber 17. Mr. Price is a yarn pack er in the Spooling Department. The daughter, born January 4 to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby L. Setzer, has been named Carol Ann Set zer. The father is a knot puller in Rayon Weaving. Two new divisions, the South east and Southwest, replaces the Company’s former Southern Di vision. J. E. Davis, formerly Manager of the Southsrn Divi sion, has been appointed Man ager of the new Southwest Divi sion, with offices in Houston. W. S. McGilvray, until recent ly District Manager in Los Angeles, has been named Man ager of the Southeast Division, with headquarters in Atlanta. A NEW district office has been established in San Antonio as part of the Southwest Division. District Manager there is W. H. Olivarri who formerly held a similar position in Houston. Re placing him as Houston District Manager is G. G. Shelton, for mer District Store Supervisor there. The present Southwest Divi sion includes these districts; Dal las, Houston, Memphis, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and San Antonio. In the Southeast Division are Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, Jacksonville, and Richmond. Firestone ‘Guide Grip’ Tractor Tire Features Body Of Gum-Dipped Cord Provided by the Firestone safety - tensioned, gum - dipped TOrd body, greater resistance to inipact breaks is an outstanding feature of a new farm tire for front wheels of tractors. De velopment of the Firestone Cruide Grip tire which will give to 60 per cent longer wear than any other front tractor tire, has been announced by H. Tompkins, Vice-President in Charge of Trade Sales of the Company. The new tire has undergone extensive field and road tests ^^^d now is available through firestone dealers and stores. Besides its qualities of long ^ear and resistance to impact ^^eaks, the tire has advantages ^hich feature; ^^tter steering and shorter turn ing than conventional tires. Better cleaning in all types of soil conditions. A built-in mud guard, or de flector strip, which protects the sidewall and beads. A mud guard, or deflector strip, was the answer of Fire stone engineers to the problem of earth, stubble and other field debris injuring the tire bead and sidewall. Extending above the rim flange, the mud guard deflects mud, earth and stubble. In exhaustive tests in labora tories and on Firestone Home stead Farms in Columbiana, Ohio, the new tire has proved to be a superior front wheel tire under all operating conditions. Just Be Sure You Take The Axe You’re a 20th century Robinson Cruso. The only survivor of a shipwreck. The vessel is about to break up on a reef. You can carry something ashore; not much. At hand are canned foods, a radio, an axe, clothing. What to take? The decision will mean life or death on the desert island. You could take the canned foods. But shortly you’d have nothing but empty tins. The portable radio—for the sound of human voices in your loneliness? But you can’t build a shelter with run-down batteries. Clothing? It would soon rot away. You take the axe. Now you have a tool. With the axe you can build shelter . . . defend yourself . . . kill ani mals for food . . . chop firewood. The axe multiplies your strength and skills. Man, by himself, is a pretty puny fellow. But give him an axe and he’s a world-beater. Better yet, give him an assembly line, ma chine tools, horsepower—and he’ll provide the luxuries of peace or if need be, the sinews for defense. There’s a problem, though. No one gives away assembly lines or machine tools. And it takes a $12,000 investment in tools and materials for the average job. Where do these tools come from? From ordinary private citizens who plunked their savings into shares of company ownership— in the hope of earning a profit. We in America have chosen to take the axe, the tool. This choice of tools to produce more has helped us to live better. Better than any people, anywhere, at any time in history. Plant Publicized In Magazine Article An article in the December 31 issue of The State, magazine of Raleigh, published the well- known fact that Firestone Tex tiles is “the world’s largest tex tile plant in the world under one roof.” The article, a review of industry in North Carolina, was part of an entire issue devoted to a comprehensive review of opportunities in the North State, its resources, industry, educa tional system, agriculture, peo ple, and other important phases of life in the state. Also in the special edition of the magazine, an electrical com pany illustrated its full-page ad vertisement with two pictures taken in the revolutionary elec- tronically-controlled tire cord dipping and tensioning unit at the plant here. NSC Gives Safe-Driving Hints WHY TAKE ^JNnecessary chances? ■> . ^ccidents happen when you expect them, when you’re a hurry, when you pass up ^sing safety precautions for jobs that take only a httle time and effort to do. The following are unnecessary chances you should never take OiHng or adjusting moving ^i^achinery ^ Grinding without goggles Welding without goggles or ^ face shield pfting heavy loads without ^ help Removing or failing to re place guards on dangerous ^achines *>».S_AMERICAN mutual LIAB. ins. CO. Recommendations for safe winter driving, made by the Na tional Safety Council, call for the urgent attention of all motorists. The vital rules sug gested by the Council may be summarized as follows: Adjust speed to road and weather conaitions after getting the “feel” of the road. Follow at a safe distance. Pump brakes for stopping on snow or ice. Make sure that tires are in good condition. Use tire chains when neces sary. Keep windshield and windows clean at all times. Accept personal responsibili ty for keeping your car safe for driving under all winter condi tions. Injury and loss of life on the highways may be prevented by a careful observance of these simple and sound suggestions. Guessing Contest From page 1 In the rivalry which consisted in guessing winners and scores in the traditional New Year’s Day games, only four out of 620 entries from employees picked all game winners correctly. Upsets in most major bowl games appeared to account for the large number of incorrect guessed among entries turned in to the Recreation Department, sponsor of the contest. In the contests in 1954 and 1955 Catherine Fletcher, Rayon Twisting, was first-place win ner. With an unusual streak of fortune, she picked all team win ners correctly both years. In ad dition, she predicted the actual total score amassed by the teams which played in major sports bowls in 1955. Houser-Brooks Miss Beiiy Ann Brooks of Shelby and Karl Edward Houser of Fallsion exchanged vows in a double ring ceremony on Christ mas day at high noon in Beaver Dam Baptist Church, near Shel by. Mr. and Mrs. Flay Brooks of Shelby are the parents of Mrs. Houser, Mr. Houser's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Rochell Houser of Fallston. Karl Houser is employ ed in the Cloth Room here. Right; Mr. and Mrs. Houser Miss Sara Jean Thompson be came the bride of William A. Stalls, December 31 at Fairview Baptist Church, Gastonia. The church’s former pastor, W. G. Rhinehardt, now of Waynes- ville, read the ceremony. Mrs. Stalls is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis A. Thompson; Mr. Stall’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. Mayo Stalls of Palmyra, N. C. Mr. Thompson is second hand in Rayon Twisting; Mrs. Thomp son, a splicer. Mr. and Mrs. Stalls live in Sanford, N. C. Miss Martha Ann Moss and Harold K. Galloway were mar ried in a ceremony at the parson age of Bradley Memorial Metho dist Church, December 23. The pastor, J. Walter Kelly officiat ed. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. W. W. Moss and the late Mr. Moss. Mr. Galloway is the son of Frank Galloway, yarn man in Rayon Weaving, and Mrs. Galloway, tie-in hand in Rayon Weaving. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Galloway live at 813 West Davidson ave nue.