Head FootbaU Coach At UNC
To Address Sports Banquet
Jim Tatum, head football coach at the University of
North Carolina, will address the 20th annual All-Sports Ban
quet in the Recreation Center here on March 31. In case the
plant is operating that day—Saturday—the banquet will be
held twice: at noon and at 7 p.m., Director of Recreation
Mrs. Rosalie Burger, starter maker, had as recent guests, her
mother, Mrs. Daniel Wiggins and her sister. Miss Frances Wiggins
of Bryson City, N. C.
Ralph Johnson said.
Besides Mr. Tatum a number
of eminent personalities of the
sporting and recreation world
will attend the annual event,
which is one of the highlights of
the plant year.
An outstanding feature of the
banquet program will be the
honoring of approximately 300
sports champions here who have
earned distinction at the plant
in the sports and recreation pro
gram during 1955.
Of the Sports awards, the Su
premacy Trophy will go to the
department which has won the
greatest number of honors dur
ing the past year. Included for
the special awards will be four
men and four women represent
ing all three shifts at the plant,
and who will be announced as
“Ideal Athletes of 1955.”
The Supremacy Trophy has
been captured by the Spinning
Department 8 years in succes
sion. Last year that department
tied with Twisting for the honor.
In Basketball Play
The basketball season, which
opened December 9, will con
tinue through February 29, with
teams in five leagues participat
ing. Leagues include: Progres
sive for men, Intermediate for
boys 14 to 18 years old, Biddy
for boys 13 and under, Adult
girls, and Little League for girls
13 and under.
People and Places
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James D. Moss, a second-year engineering student at N. C. State
College, worked in the Time Study department during the recent
Miss Barbara Abernathy spent the recent holidays with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William L. Abernathy of Connelly Springs,
Mrs. Claude Callaway was in Roanoke, Va., recently to attend
the wedding of her sister, the former Miss Rachel Lee Roberson,
to Rodney Lee Snyder of Nevada, Iowa.
Mrs. Margarel Davis, Mrs. Hatiie Stacy, Mrs. W. B. Railey and
her son spent a recent Sunday with Mrs. Stacy and Mrs. Railey’s
mother, Mrs. Mamie Sanders in Concord, N. C.
Mary Laughridge had as dinner guests during Christmas, Mr.
and Mrs. Lester Laughridge and their three daughters of Laurens,
Mr. and Mrs. Will A. Brown had as guests recently, Mr. and
Mrs. Hubert Brown and children of Marion, Ind. Hubert Brown is
a ministerial student at Marion College.
Among recent visitors with Mrs. Grady Davis, reclaimer, were
Lieutenant and Mrs. Joseph Stephenson of Kinston, N. C., and
Mr. and Mrs. William Davis and children of Gaffney, S. C.
Mrs. Alma Fullbright, mother of Maggie Reed, starter maker,
was ill at home in mid-January.
Lela Mitchell, warper tender, and Mr. Mitchell went to see
relatives in Andrews, S. C., not long ago.
Mrs. Alice Buchanan of Franklin, N. C., visited lately with her
father, Gwynn Hardin, beam doffer.
Lee Lattimore, spooler tender, visited recently with her mother,
Mrs. Mamie Chapman in Ware Shoals, S. C
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Pope attended the funeral of Mr. Pope’s
brother, James Pope of Maiden, N. C.
Harry Parton has returned to work after being a patient at
Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones and two daughters of Gary, Ind.,
also Mr. and Mrs. David Beam of Ellenboro, N. C., spent the
Christmas holidays with Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Calhoun. Mrs. Jones is
a sister of Mrs. Calhoun. Mrs. Beam is her mother.
Mrs. Pauline Dailey, warper tender, had as recent week end
guests, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Deal of Athens, Ga.
Mrs. Clay Gupton and family of Chattanooga, Tenn., spent the
holidays with her mother, Mrs. Grace Hampton, warper tender.
Mrs. Ester Turner, winder tender, and family spent Christ
mas day in Dillon, S. C., with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Turner.
Mrs. Helen Hamrick, spooler tender, has returned to work after
several weeks of illness.
David Tino of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
spent the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R.
Tino. Mrs. Tino is a spooler tender in this department.
Mrs. Estie Dills, spooler tender, spent several days recently
visiting her mother who is ill in Murphy, N. C.
Mrs. Leona Morrow, spooler tender, spent Christmas day in
Concord, N. C., visiting her brother, Richard Thomas.
Mrs. Frances Player, winder tender, had as dinner guests re
cently, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Jaco of Columbia, S. C., and Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. White of Spindale, N. C.
Albert Meeks, Warehouse, and Mrs. Meeks had as dinner guests
during the recent holidays, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Falls of Kings
Mountain; parents of Mrs. Meeks, Mrs. Melvin Knox and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Odell Clemson and family of Gastonia, Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin F. Moore of High Point, and also Mrs. Junia Falls of
Roosevelt Rainey, Cotton Office, spent a week of vacation re
cently visiting relatives in Washington, D. C.
George Jackson, Jr., fork truck operator, is a patient at Duke
Hospital in Durham, N. C.
The employees of the Warehouse welcome Cladell J. Arnold as
a new employee in that department.
Clyde D. Rainey. Rayon Department, and John A. Jenkins, fork
truck operator, have returned to work after a week of vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Setzer are spending the winter in Bel
mont, N. C. They will return to Gastonia to live in the early
Spring. Robert Setzer is an employee of the waste house.
Tracy Moore, fork truck operator, and Mrs. Moore have moved
into their new home, 106 Adam Street in Clover, S. C.
Fendley Williams, fork truck operator, and Mrs. Williams have
moved into their new home on Fairview Circle, York, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Setzer visited Mrs. Essie Ross, mother of
Mrs. Setzer, and Jess Ross, an uncle, in Norfolk, Va., recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Swayne Forrester and children of Atlanta, Ga.,
spent the Christmas holidays with Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, battery
Mrs. Pauline Moore, battery hand, has returned to her home
from Gaston Memorial Hospital after undergoing a major opera
George Honeycutt, fixer, his wife Essie, smash hand, and family
spent December 25 with Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Costner of Rutherford
College, N. C.
Cadet Marshall Clary and his wife, Barbara, of Training Col
lege, Atlanta, Ga., visited Mrs. Clary’s parents, Roy Ward, fixer,
and Mrs. Sarah Ward, smash hand, over the Christmas holidays.
Mrs. Dorothy Wilson, battery hand, and her husband, Gordon
of the Cloth Room, visited their son, Otho and family in Sumter,
S. C., New Year’s Day.
Mrs. Pearl Chastain, battery hand, is out from work due to
Rebecca Sue Dellinger, daughter of Marcus Dellinger, beam
doffer, celebrated her eighth birthday at a party given on January
Mr. and Mrs. John Marsee of Memphis, Tenn., visited Mrs.
Marsee’s mother, Annie K. Lay, winder tender, and other relatives
in Gastonia and Dallas, N. C., recently.
Mrs. Albert Wiggins, wife of Albert Wiggins, sweeper, and her
two children visited Mrs. Wiggins’ mother in Forest City, N. C., for
a week recently.
Rev. Luby Fields and his family of Charlotte, visited Milton
Nichols and his family the other day. Rev. Fields is a former pastor
of Fairview Baptist Church of Gastonia.
Christine Stroupe, a former employee in Winding, visited
friends in Gastonia not long ago. Mrs. Stroupe is now living in De
Sidney Davis, fixer, and his wife, Kathrine, winder tender,
also their son, recently enjoyed a vacation at West Palm Beach,
and Fort Myers, Fla.
Mrs. Martha Wood, winder tender, is recovering from an op
Miss Bertha Dettmar, warper tender, has entered Gaston
Memorial Hospital for treatment.
At Los Angeles
New manager of the Firestone
Plant in Los Angeles is Edward
H. Hunnicutt, former factory
manager of the Firestone tire
manufacturing plant in Potts-
A native of Washington, D. C.,
Mr. Hunnicutt succeeds R. E.
McGee, who died November 5.
The new Los Angeles plant
manager is a graduate of George
Washington University and the
University of North Carolina. He
joined the Company in 1929 and
has held various positions with
assignments in Argentina, in Des
Moines, Iowa, and Pottstown.
From page I
years of unbroken service with
the Firestone Company. And
only children of those employees
whose average base pay is not
more than $700 per month will
Each scholarship award pays
the cost of full tuition, fees and
books and a substantial part of
living expenses at school. It is
the aim of the Company to pro
vide scholarship aid to each Fire
stone Scholarship recipient
through the normal four-year
period required to finish work
for a college degree.
ALTHOUGH the grants are
generally intended for the four-
year period, all scholarships are
awarded on an annual basis.
Each one is renewed yearly and
its continuance depends upon
the student’s keeping up a satis
factory record in grades and in
meeting personal requirements.
Perhaps overlooked by some
young people who might apply
for the educational aid, is the
fact that the scholarships are
awarded different sections of the
country on the basis of propor
tionate employment in the Com
pany. This means that eligible
children of all employees have
equal opportunity to win.
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