COMMENDED — Besides John Law
Knox, winner of the 1956 Harvey S. Fire
stone, Jr., Award in Scouting, there were
49 others honored here, June 14. Here
are 39 who each received a Certificate of
Merit and a check for camp expenses.
Names (not in order with boys in pic
tures), include 10 Scouts not present for
Luther Shields, Jr., Ted Thomas, Bob
by Edwards, Bill Drum, Joel Patsch,
Johnny Long, Rhett Carson, Tommy
Ipock, Vance Ipock and Bill Hudson.
Russell Rice, Keith Carpenter, Morris G.
Jenkins, James Robinson, Paul Deal, Jr.,
Neal Tate, Richard Stapleton, Bill Whis-
nant, and John Cone. Frankie Galligan,
Michael Pearson, John A. Kendrick,
Hubert Nall, Paul Faris, Howard Ken
drick, Herbert Nall, Kenneth Beam,
Clyde E. Simmons and Rudy Fender.
Carrol L. Robinson, Larry McCarter, Bill
Robinson, Howard Robinson, Jr., William
Hanna, Richard Sisk, Kenneth Green and
Jerry Dougalis. Velio Kuuskraa, James
A. Keever, Charles R. Hovis, Dennis Lee
Setzer, Jr.. K. B. Garrison, Larry Wayne
Martin, Max Huggins, Neal W. Burton,
Harry E. Whitener, Larry Long, Jimmy
Hovis and Charlie Mattox.
Harold Leroy Freeland return
ed from foreign duty with the
Navy and was discharged re
cently—in time to be home for
Father’s Day, June 17. HeTs the
son of Harold Freeland, fixer in
Spinning, and Mrs. Freeland.
Thomas Bryan Ipock, Sr., 68,
father of T. B. Ipock, Jr., Indus
trial Relations Director here,
died at his home in Asheville,
June 18. The funeral was held
at First Baptist Church, Ashe
ville, and burial was in Lewis
Memorial Park there.
Before his retirement in 1954,
Mr. Ipock had been employed as
a telegrapher. He was a member
of First Baptist Church and was
secretary-treasurer of the Cit
izens Bible Class for many years.
Survivors are the widow, Mrs.
Harriett Durham Ipock, the Rev.
G. Durham Ipock of Nashville,
N. C., Donald B. of Washington,
D. C.; and T, B., Jr., Gastonia;
one daughter, Mrs. Jack Roe of
Greensboro; one sister, Miss
Janie Ipock of Goldsboro; two
brothers, Charlton of Goldsboro
People and Places —From page 5
It was a surprise birthday party in late May for Marjorie
Vaughn, daughter of Mrs. Martha Vaughn, respooler. Twenty guests
Misses Laverne and Lanelle Emmett, daughters of Mrs. Edna
Emmett, quiller tender, and Giles Emmett, cloth baler, along
with ten other members of the Bessemer City F H A Club, took a
trip to Myrtle Beach, S. C., recently. Laverne has served as presi
dent of the Club for the past two years.
W. H. Clevenger, Carding, and Mrs. Clevenger, splicer, made
a trip to Miami, Fla., for the funeral of Mrs. Clevenger’s sister, Mrs.
A. V, Birchfield.
Mrs. Annie Carson, splicer, Mrs. Ethelda Robinson, splicer,
and her son Butch, visited in Salisbury June 4.
Mrs. Amanda Rogers, quiller tender, and husband a retired
Firestone employee, spent several days visiting relatives in West
ern North Carolina.
Jerry Turner and family of Washington, D. C., visited his
parents, W. R. Turner, Sr., and Mrs. Turner.
The First Shift Birthday Club had a weiner roast at the cabin
of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ward on Catawba River. Mrs. Dealva Jacobs
was honor guest.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Anderson of Kirkland, Ohio, spent the mid-
June vacation visiting Troy Galloway, Jr., and Mrs. Galloway, tie-
Roger Wilson spent a week of vacation with his grandfather,
Leonard Tench, head creeler.
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Whisnant of Norfolk, Va., were recent
week-end guests of Grady Cook, creeler, and Mrs. Beulah Cook,
and Jim of New Orleans, La.;
and nine grandchildren.
• • •
Mrs. Lula M. Ray, 79, Gaston
County native, died June 3 at
her home on Route 1, Dallas.
Funeral was conducted June 5
at Dallas Baptist church, of
which she was a member. Burial
was in Gaston Memorial Park.
Surviving Mrs, Ray are Mrs.
Elizabeth Harris, of Dallas—
employed in the Packing De
partment here; sons Edgar Ray
of Charlotte, Coit Ray of Dallas;
Mrs, Velma Rhyne at home, Mrs.
Ollie Carr, Mrs. Gertrude Dur
ham, all of Dallas; and Mrs. Vir
ginia Lewis of Gastonia. Sur
vivors also include 10 grand
• • •
Funeral services and burial for
Mrs. S. V. Hartsell, 72, were held
June 17, at Morven, N. C. She
was the mother-in-law of T. B.
Ipock, Jr., Industrial Relations
Director. Mrs. Hartsell is sur
vived by her husband, Z, V,
Hartsell of the home; a daugh
ter, Mrs, Ipock; one sister, Mrs.
Charles McGregory of Winter
Haven, Fla., and five grandsons.
If You Move . . .
If you move to another house,
be sure to let the Firestone
News Office know of your new
address, so you will not miss an
issue of the plant newspaper.
Either leave your name and
new address with your depart
ment overseer or at the News
Office. If the paper is mailed to
you at your old address, the
postman does not make de
livery, unless you have promised
the postoffice to guarantee for
warding postage on all but first-
Women’s Clubs Rate ‘Voice’ High
“Most entertaining program on radio.” That was the rating
which the 15,500 organizations affiliated with the General Federa
tion of Women’s Clubs gave “The Voice of Firestone” recently.
The simulcast, the nation’s oldest network program on tele
vision and radio, received the organization’s “entertainment”
citation at an awards luncheon in Kansas City during the General
Federation Convention not long ago.
Winners were selected by balloting among women’s club
members throughout the country.
Another citation, a Christopher Award, honored the producer,
director, and writer of “Springtime, U. S. A.,” a special musicade
presented March 19. Producer Frederick Heider, director Cort
Steen and writer Jean Meegan each received a bronze medallion.
The Christopher Awards are made twice a year in the motion
picture and television fields.
-From page 1
he is working toward qualifying
for the God and Country scout
PRESENTATION of the
Award and Certificates June 14,
was presided over by General
Manager Harold Mercer, L. B.
McAbee, Safety Director, recog
nized visitors who included a
number of scouting officials,
civic and industrial representa
tives, and members of the plant
Francis B. Galligan, Superin
tendent of the Cotton Division,
who is Commissioner of the Gas
tonia District, Piedmont Coun
cil, made the awards.
The Firestone scouting pro
gram originally made the John
W. Thomas Award, in honor of
a former Company Chairman.
Since Mr. Thomas’ death,
Harvey S, Firestone, Jr., has
promoted the Company’s interest
in this field.
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Ronnie Ross, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John A. Ross of
Kings Mountain, has won
the Daughters of the
American Revolution his
tory medal at East
School, Kings Mountain.
Ronnie also received
an award for his record
of attendance without
missing a day in school
last year. The student
had a grade average of
"A" for the school year.
His mother is a winder
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Earl Clark, packer, and Mrs. Clark spent a week end recently
at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Mrs. Sally Duncan has returned to work having been on leave
Blanch Hollis, Mildred Shields and Martha Woods have re
turned to work after being out sick.
Mable Mantooth, winder tender, is a patient at Gaston Me
Louise McMahan is a new employee in this department.
Form 3547 Requested