PAGE 2 jfjuwi APRIL, 1956 Service Records Listed For March ☆ ☆ ☆ Lewis Compton, Spinning; and Roland E. Conrad, Rayon Weaving, joined the select group of 20-year employees here during the month of March. The addition of their names to the roster brought the total of 20-year record holders to 213. The two who completed a score of years of service with the Company in March were honored, each with a 20-year service pin and a gold watch. OTHERS in March receiving recognition for long-term service included; Fifleen Years Claude H. Clark, Carding; George H. Sadler, Rayon Twist ing; Thelma Gilreath, Rayon Weaving. Ten Years Clifton Glenn, Carding; Her man A. Eaker, Virgil W. Self, Spinning; Lillie P. Brown, Spool ing; Henry J. McDaniel, Rayon Twisting; John M. Chastain, Is2ac Moss, Lawrence Wilson, Shop. Fiva Years William R. Deal, Grover B. Head, Spinning; Hattie C. An thony, Spooling; Hyme Jackson, Rayon Twisting; Audrey S. Sey mour, Cotton Weaving; Howard V. Martin, Shop; Miriam E. Cable, William L. Moody, Ruby L. Chapman, Winding. IN FEBRUARY, six employees were added to the mounting list of 20-year record holders as the Firestone plant approached its 21st year of op eration in Gastonia. Here, General Manager Harold Mercer presents a gold watch to Alice Eva Odom. Others who received watches in Feb ruary are, from left: O. K. Forrester, Loyd T. Metcalf, Wilbur E. Posey, Fred Chastain and Clyde Hager. Nelson Kessells Report On Life In India The new Republic of India is a most exciting and ro mantic land of legend, ac cording to reports from the plant General Superintend ent Nelson Kessell and Mrs. Kessell, who are in the East on business for the Company. Mr. Kessell has been assigned for several months to the Fire stone subsidiary tire plant in Bombay, where he is serving in an advisory capacity on tire fab rics manufacture. THROUGH LETTERS to rela tives and friends in Gastonia, the Kessells, who are on their third trip abroad, describe India as a land of contrasts, especially socially and economically. Fam ine and disease take a heavy toll A T MARION COLLEGE Student ‘Who’s Who’ Lists Son Of Employees Here William A. Dilling, son of W. H. Dilling, Supervisor in Cord Weaving; and Mrs. Dilling, quill- er in Cord Weaving, is one of 8 students named to Who’s Who in American Universities and Col leges at Marion College, Marion, Ind., for 1955-1956. The student was at one time employed in Main Office here. He will receive the Bachelor of Science degree in education from Marion in June, and plans to further his education toward the Master of Arts degree. AT THE Indiana college, Mr. Dilling has earned a number of distinctions, including recogni tion as president of the Student Council. A future teacher, he at tended Central College, Central, S. C., before enrolling at Marion. In addition to his work in school, he is employed on the second shift of a wire manufacturing plant in Marion. Mrs. Dilling, the former Udine Clark, of Gastonia, is manager of the snack shop at the college. For the honor of being named to Who’s Who, Dilling was chosen from among 12 candi dates, for his outstanding scholastic record, exemplary character and participation in school activities. MEMBERS of Who’s Who are selected through nominations of the Student Council and a vote by the college faculty members. Final approval is made by Who’s Who Among Students in Ameri can Universities and Colleges, Tuscaloosa, Ala. Those selected must be enrolled at a four-year, degree-granting institution, and must be members of either the Junior or Senior class. Names and biographies appear in an an nual publication which is the official directory of distinguish ed students in American uni versities and colleges. Case-Wilson Ernest B. Case and Ruby D. Wilson were married in a cere mony recently performed in York, S. C., by Probate Judge Charles F. Nunn. At the time of their marriage, the bride was employed by a Lexington, N. C., company. Case is employed by Firestone as a machine oiler. After the wedding, the Cases visited relatives in Andrews, N. C., and stopped at points of interest in Western North Caro lina. They will live in Gastonia. of life each year despite mea sures taken to increase food pro duction and control birth and death rates. Approximately 82 per cent of the population are without any education, although the Kessells observe that there are some 30 universities and more than 650 colleges. Provision is being made for future free education through age 14. The part of the country in which the Kessells are living is included in the new Republic of India which embraces the larger geographic and population divi sion of the sub-continent of In dia. Population of the whole of the country is in excess of 372 million. Almost 3 million persons live in Bombay, a port on the Arab ian Sea and on the west coast of India. IN INDIA, the medium of ex change is the rupee, with an ex change value equivalent to 21 cents in the United States. There are 14 different languages, with more than 200 variations in dia lect. More than 85 per cent of the population follow the Hindu religion, with the remainder be ing Moslems, Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsees and Christians. “Here they do not kill the cows, because they are sacred,” writes Mrs. Kessell, “but the poor sheep are most unfortunate. Always on the menu there is mutton in some form.” THE KESSELLS departed Gastonia January 29 and travel ed by TWA Airliner. Describing the trip over, they wrote: “We stopped briefly at an air port in Ireland and in Switzer land; and at Paris, Rome, Athens, Cairo, then to Bompay. A por tion of the trip by train was a trying experience. We had to sit up for a long while, because there was no sleeperette avail able.” In Bombay, Mrs. Kessel is especially interested in the na tive shops. She writes of the exquisite products on sale, ob serving that most goods are quite expensive on account of the tourist trade. For example, there are black and silver-woven scarves for the equivalent of $15 in American money, and beaded handbags for $150. GIFT OF APPRECIATION—Mrs. Dell Morgan receives of Spinning Overseer Sam Guffey a package containing several articles of clothing, given her by fellow employees at her retire ment. After 55 Years In Textiles— Back Home To South Carolina Her last stick of roving was set in the creel. Mrs. Dell Morgan surveyed her final piece of work on the job in Spinning, and closed the book on her 55 years of history in textile mills in more than a dozen states. When she walked out of the plant at the close of her shift on March 5, her record in the mills encompassed jobs in states from New York to Alabama and from South Carolina to Missouri. THE RETIRED WORKER grew up in Fairfield County, S. C., and started working in a cotton mill when she was just a girl—in fact small enough that she had to stand on a wooden box in order to reach the creel. With the exception of about four years which she spent as a weaver in a mill in Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Morgan worked all of her 55 years in textiles as a spinner. While in Gastonia, she lived at 108 South Ransom street. In retirement, she is with a daughter, Mrs. B. R. Hennessee, in Winnsboro, S. C. She plans to spend her retirement days en joying her grandchildren, doing projects around the house, and perhaps traveling a little. Help For Your Tax Reporting Remember that date: April 16. It is the absolute deadlii^^ for reporting your income tax. To help you during the few remaining days before the deadline, the Special Income Tax Department will continue to be at your service through April 16. The days will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday froi^ 1 to 5 p.m., at the Girls Club. Trained personnel who operating the free service for employees remind you Bring with you the W2 Income Tax form and thfe return form supplied you by the State and Federal Goveri}' ments. If you plan to fill in the long form, have with you information necessary for completing the form. This ^ include all allowable deductions such as interest, contrib'^ tions, and taxes.

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