People and Places —From page 3
two weeks of vacation at their cabin located on the South Fork
Employees of the Shop spending their vacations at Daytona
Beach, Fla., and other parts of Florida are Horace Hughes, plumber,
and family; Oscar Jacobs, miUing machine operator, and family;
and Paul Barker, electrician, and his family.
Plant Engineer W. G. Henson and Mrs. Henson had as recent
guests, Mr. R. L. Warr of Columbia, S. C., and Mrs. E. T. Gilliam
and children of Albany, Ga. Mrs. Warr is a sister of Mr. Henson.
Employees enjoying vacations at Myrtle Beach, S. C., were J. E.
Flelcher, lathe operator, and his wife; Jetler Patterson, benchman,
and his family; Cramer McDaniel, electrician, and his family; Fur
man Pearson, millwright, and family; Edgar Foy, lathe operator,
and his wife; and also Marshall Gilbert, lathe operator, and his
Ralph Moton, Supply Room clerk, and his family visited Rev.
Albert Medlock and family in Cambridge, Md., during vacation.
They also visited friends in Delaware.
Fred Rockett, millwright, and Mrs. Rockett visited friends and
relatives in Elnoxville, Tenn., and Lyons, Ga., while oh vacation,
Troy Jones, tinsmith, visited his family in Murphy, N.C., during
the two weeks of vacation.
Miss Jane Francum, daughter of Mrs. Rosie Francum, Shop,
spent a week at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly during a Training
Thomas Triplett, lathe operator, and his family spent their
vacation in Brevard, N. C. The Tripletts also visited their son, E. W.
Triplett, in Winston-Salem, N. C.
Staff Engineer Irving S. Bull, Jr. and his family visited Mr.
Bull’s mother, Mrs. I. S. Bull in Winston-Salem, N. C., during vaca
Mrs. Lillie A. Brown, spooler tender, visited her mother, Mrs.
Pilkington of Hayesville, N. C.
Mesdames Lillie Bradshaw and Lenore York, spooler tenders,
entertained at a miscellaneous shower in honor of Miss Jettie Rea
Bradshaw, bride-elect. There were 25 guests attending. Miss Brad
shaw received many gifts. She will marry Vincent Miller of Char
lotte, N. C., August 4.
The mother of Mrs. Mildred Goebel, spooler tender, died recent
ly. The employees of the Spooling Department extend their sym
pathy to the family.
Misses Emily Ann and Brenda Edison, daughters of Mrs. Ernest
Baker, spooler tender, visited their father, Austin Edison in Wash
ington, D. C. recently.
Mrs. Berdie Smith vacationed in Washington, D. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill York visited the latter’s sister, Mrs. Roland
Tatham in Andrews, N. C., and also her parents in Robinsville,
N. C., during the vacation period. Mrs. Tatham accompanied them
back to Gastonia for a visit.
Mrs. Loma Lyles, warper tender, and her husband Frontus
Lyles, inspector in Spinning Department, visited their son in In
dianapolis, Ind. and spent some time at Miami, Fla., during vacation.
Miss Nell Bolick, spooler tender, Mrs. Maida Bailey, respooler,
and Jack Bailey toured Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina
while on vacation.
Mrs. Donnie Crawford, spooler tender, and her husband,
Fred Crawford, Twisting Department, vacationed in Copperhill,
Tenn., and in Marion, N. C., visiting friends and relatives.
Mrs. Melrose Thomas of Charleston, S. C., spent a few days
visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Rice, spooler tender.
Miss Patsy Hughes of Chester, S. C., spent the week of July 4
with her aunt, Mrs. Mae Foster, spooler tender.
Edd Meeks, oiler, and his wife Helen. Winding Department,
and family spent a week of vacation visiting in Cornelius, Ga.
Larry Rice, son of Mrs. Ruth Rice, spooler tender, is visiting
his aunt, Mrs. Helen Ward in Jacksonville, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. Sandford Pope and family of London, Tenn., spent
several days recently visiting their brother and sister-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Elvis Dills.
Mrs. Donnie Medlin. spooler tender, and husband, Eddie, Twist
ing Department, spent their vacation in Warrenton and Henderson,
N. C., and also at Camp Firestone.
Mrs. Helen Hambrick, spooler tender, her husband, L. L. Ham-
brick, and their son visited relatives in Newport News, Va.
Mrs. Brannon Cox, starter maker, her husband, C. J. Cox and
family spent a week at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
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Miss Shirley Jane Moore,
daughter of Jack Moore,
Shop, and Mrs. (Pauline)
Moore, battery hand in
Weaving, will be graduated
from Mercy Hospital School
of Nursing, Charlotte,
August 5. She is a 1953 grad
uate of Gastonia High School
(now Ashley High). Miss
Moore plans to remain at
Mercy Hospital working as
a nurse in pediatrics.
Department Representatives Trained In First Aid
Twenty-five persons, representing all depart
ments of the plant were enrolled for the standard
18-hour Red Cross Course in First Aid, which
ended the last week in June. Instruction was
given in the conference room at the plant by
qualified Red Cross instructor, J. G. Harris, Duke
Power Company. Training was designed to teach
methods of accident prevention, treatment of in
juries and meeting of emergencies. In the photo,
standing, the instructor is shown teaching. Su
pervisors and other selected personnel who took
the course are listed, from left, around table, be
ginning at instructor’s left; Alonzo Gaddis, Card
ing; Fred Morrow, Warehouse; Paul Barker,
Shop; John Mitchell, Shop; O. K. Forrester,
Spooling; Jim Burdette, Shop; Claude Taylor,
Rayon Twisting; Thomas Turner, Shop; Ray
Thomas, Spinning; Ernest Austin, Shop; Bernard
Aim, Shop; E. P. McArver, Winding; W. H. Huff-
stetler, Shop; Sam Honeycutt, Quality Control;
Floyd Hogan, Shop; Cramer Little, Shop; G. V.
Tindall, Shop; Ralph Dalton, Shop; James M.
Price, Shop; Scott J. McCarter, Shop.
Those enrolled but not in picture; Homer
Harmon, Shop; Ray Pearson, Shop; James N.
Crawford, Shop; E. D. Bagwell, Weaving; and
Mrs. Grace Reeves, first shift Nurse.
GARDEN CLUB NOTES
Dried Arrangements Hold Summer’s Beauty
Members of the Plant’s Variety Garden Club
have scheduled a workshop in dried flower ar
ranging for the August 16 meeting at the Girls
Club. Each person will bring to the meeting a
container, holders and dried materials.
To help make the workshop successful, some
pointers on assembling the materials make up the
subject of Garden Club Notes this month.
FLOWERS, GRASSES, seed pods, leaves—all
are examples of materials to be used in arrange
ments. If you are going for a ride in the country,
take along a bucket or other container that will
hold water. Look for things that will dry attrac
tively. Along the roadside, material may be col
lected, such as Queen Anne’s lace, mullein stalks,
grasses of all kinds, goldenrod, weed pods. Maybe
landowners will let you have some wheat heads,
oats, rye or com tassel.
SOME MATERIALS are dried by the upside-
down method. Bring several stems together with
a wire or rubber band, attach to a coat hanger
and put in a dry place where the air will circu
late. They will cure in about ten days. Grasses,
goldenrod, cockscomb, roses, salvia are examples
of plants dried by the upside-down method.
Stand in a dry container such plants as wheat,
oats, hydrangea, blue vitex, dusty miller and bells
of Ireland. Drying in sand and borax is best for
preserving color in flowers. Use a fine, light
sand that contains no salt. Sift with grocer’s
borax in equal parts.
PUT FLOWERS in the dry mixture as soon as
gathered. A coffee can or shoe box makes a good
container for this. Leaves should be stripped off
before pouring the mixture carefully around the
flowers, taking care to let them keep their natural
Avoid crowding. Put aside your materials for
four or five days. Borax, a color preservative, will
burn or cause petals to brown if allowed to stay
too long. Dahlias, roses, larkspur,, daisies, zinnias
and pansies are cured by this method.
AUGUST is a good month to preserve many
foliage plants with glycerine, obtained by the
ounce from drugstores. Four ounces of glycerine
mixed with a quart measure of water, then placed
in a larger container, will hold 8 to 10 branches of
magnolia, for example. Spray or wash branches,
then crush stems for about the first two inches.
Put ends in the solution anci place in a shady spot
where some air will circulate. Some plants take
just two weeks to cure; others longer.
MANY PODS of plants dry naturally. Cotton
wood pods, okra, cow itch vine pods, sycamore
balls, lotus pods are examples. Some plants such
as ferns, and bright fall foliage may be pressed
between layers of newspapers.
Want to pursue further the subject of dried
materials for flower arranging? The public
library has many references to inform you.
MHWg Volume V. No. 8, August, 1958
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
Claude Callaway, Editor