ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS. . .
Under The Canopy Of Heaven
By General Carlos P. Romulo
We have a saying in Asia that all men are
brothers under the canopy of Heaven.
The problem of peace in our harassed
world boils down to one word; brotherhood.
Peace cannot be built on hate; it cannot be
founded on conflict among nations; it can
not be established by means of wars, hot or
Not until men learn to be brothers can
they attain freedom from fear and security
from want. This is the central lesson of our
time, a lesson learned through the bitter
clash of words in the United Nations, and
taught all over again by the bloody clash of
embattled hosts in Korea.
TO RECALL this hard-learned lesson is to
realize the tremendous importance of the pro
motion of brotherhood among men, in which the
National Conference of Christians and Jews is
taking a leading part. It is the best of all possible
incqntives for helping to make Brotherhood
efforts this year and in the years to come, a shin
Helping to give the flesh and blood of reality
to the ideal of brotherhood is one of the most ef
fective ways of bringing about peace, understand
ing and cooperation among the nations. It is one
of the most valuable gifts anyone can give to this
generation and to posterity.
Do Something About Traffic Accidents
“What can I do about traffic accidents?”
is a question from any self-respecting citizen
rightfully concerned about the traffic men
ace which claims so many lives and causes
such untold suffering each year.
Traffic safety is built out of the many con
tributions made by motorists—by their care
ful observation of the first principle of
traffic safety; “Know all the traffic laws.
The steadfastness with which people ad
here to this cornerstone of traffic safety
will help much to solve the perplexing
dilemma of modern traffic hazards.
SOME MAY CLAIM we’re unduly exaggerat
ing the importance of traffic laws, dismissing
them as insignificant in the overall picture of
traffic hazards. They are inclined to attribute
traffic fatalities to other more remote causes—to
the operation of some natural laws or even to
It's not iust the
hours we put in..
But what we put
into those hours!
The following vital statistics from the State
Department of Motor Vehicles shows what ac
tually happened in traffic accidents in recent
years: Nearly 90 percent of the drivers involved
in fatal accidents were violating one or more
traffic laws at the time death struck.
We don’t say that none of these drivers would
have had accidents if they had not violated the
law—but it’s safe to assume that a substantial
number of accidents in which they were involved
would not have occurred had these drivers been
observing the traffic laws.
THERE IS ANOTHER aspect to the problem.
The deliberate flouting of any laws—from those
of nature to those of traffic—is indicative of an
unhealthy state of mind, an unwholesome at
titude. Such can lead to disaster.
It’s a simple solution, fundamentally. All it
calls for is a willingness on the part of every
driver to accept his responsibility as a citizen
and as a human being to learn the traffic laws—
and obey them!
Waste can get
unless you fight
it every minute!
Volume V. No. 5. May, 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 Wallace,
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 Waldrep.
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
CAPTAIN AHAB (Gregory Peck), watched by the seaman
Ishmael (Richard Basehart), gathers the crew of the Pequod around
him and makes them swear to hunt the white whale Moby Dick to
the death. The scene is from the motion picture, "Moby Dick,"
which was adapted from the Herman Melville classic whaling story.
Workers at the Firestone plant in Hispania, Spain built the gigantic
whale used in the filming of the movie.
Firestone Helped Fihning
Of ‘Moby Dick’ Story
When Firestone employees see
the new motion picture, “Moby
Dick,” starring Gregory Peck,
they will see in it a momument
to engineering skill in which
Firestone employees played an
That monument is the huge
whale of the famous novel by
Herman Melville which has just
been filmed for the third time—
at a cost of more than $4,000,000
in technicolor and cinemascope.
The Firestone employees con
cerned are the people at the
Spanish plant in Bilbao, who in
24 hours solved the problem of
making the whale float, provid
ing foamed latex material to
cover the animal.
The whale is really a metal
frame covered by a plastic com
pound similar to mica, which is
in turn covered with foamed
SPECIALIZED men and
women at the plant in Spain
worked all night to produce 880
pounds of the material and the
following morning it was sent
to Madrid by truck and from
there a plane took it to the set
of “Moby Dick” in the Canary
Under the skin of the whale
is a spongy substance similar to
Foamex, into which, for the
necessary scenes, a red aniline
mixed with an oily chemical is
injected. Because of this, when
a harpoon or lance penetrates
it, the whale seems to bleed. A
rotating mechanism turns the
central part of the whale, to
achieve a final detail of realism.
Foundation Honors Company Papers
The Company’s nine U.S. plant
publications have received the
George Washington Honor Medal
for distinguished service from
the Freedoms Foundation of
Valley Forge, Pa., for “outstand
ing achievement in helping to
bring a better understanding of
the American Way of Life dur
This is the fourth consecutive
year that the publications as a
group have received an award
from the Foundation. In 1953
and 1954 they received the top
award in the company employee
publications category of the
Freedoms Foundation’s annual
awards program for their work
in 1952 and 1953. In 1955 they
won an Honor Medal for their
work in 1954.
The publications are under the
direction of the Firestone De
partment of Public Relations of
which William D. Hines is Di
rector. Mary Kerrigan is Super
visor of Employee Publications.
The papers in the various
plant cities and their editors ai'e;
Firestone Non - Skid, home
plants in Akron, Jean Sonn-
halter; Firestone Californian,
Los Angeles, Calif., Paul W.
Neff; Firestone Southerner,
Memphis, Tenn., Nick Pinter;
Firestone News, Pottstown, Pa.,
D. E. Story; Firestone News,
Gastonia, N. C., Claude Calla
way; Ravenna Arsenal News,
Ravenna, Ohio, Diane Barton;
Firestone Hoosier, Noblesville,
Ind., Kenneth M. Wright; Fire
stone Hawkeye, Des Moines,
Iowa, Ralph C. Darrow, and
Firestone News, Fall River,
Mass., Thurlow Cannon.
The object of the Foundation’s
annual awards program is to
honor outstanding efforts to im
prove public understanding and
appreciation of our basic Con
stitutional Rights and Freedoms
inherent in the American Way
Company To Build Plant In Cuba
A tire manufacturing plant to
be constructed at Havana, Cuba,
will produce 100,000 truck and
passenger car tires annually and
provide direct employment for
nearly 500 workers. Purchase of
rayon and other supplies from
Cuban sources will provide in
direct employment for others.
Decision to build the $4,000,000
plant was announced in April by
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., Com
This will be the thirteenth
Firestone tire-producing plant
outside the United States. It
will be built on 12 acres in the
south section of Havana where
the Company warehouse and
branch sales office are located.