PR UITS OF ENTERPRISE
The Monthly Letter of the Royal Bank of
Canada puts things exceptionally well. May
we quote a few paragraphs from a discourse
entitled “The Fruits of Enterprise”?
. Enterprise is a positive, dynamic
faith in the possibility of improving things,
and in one’s ability to do the job . . .
. . People can be divided into active
individuals and passive individuals, into
those eager for responsibility and action
and those content to wait until action is
forced upon them . . .
“ . . . Opportunities do not exist in any
particular industry or profession, but within
men themselves. It is the men who de
termine the number of opportunities they
will grasp. Some will waste their time wait
ing for a big opportunity while others are
taking advantage of the little ones and are
thereby preparing themselves for the great
chance . . .
“. . . Some people have not learned the
lesson, so well demonstrated throughout the
history of business, that opportunity does
not bruise its knuckles knocking at a man’s
door; it doesn’t shout, but whispers. Some
times it has to be sought . . .
“ . . . Courage is the essence of enterprise.
Anything that moves around increases its
risks and runs into danger; only the inert
escape and they accomplish nothing. The
timid find everything impossible; they never
discover opportunity; they obey circum
stances instead of creating and commanding
them . . .
“ , . . Hesitation is fatal to enterprise. It
unnerves a man and dissolves his determ
ination , . .
“. . . Even a man who is not a genius can
achieve greatly if he has ambition, the
initiative to start doing something about it,
and the energy to apply himself in
dustriously . . .
. . The man of enterprise will banish the
idea of luck from his mind. He will accept
every opportunity, however small to make
progress toward his objective . . .”
Pretty good words to remember!
—Cleveland, Ohio, Plain Dealer
Mrs. Sadie Glance of the
Twisting Department, announces
the marriage of her daughter,
Miss Shirley Glance to Mr.
James Canipe. Mr. and Mrs.
Canipe are making their home
on South Marietta street.
Sgt. George D. Carr, Mrs.
Carr, and their young daughter
have returned to Washington,
D. C., after a 30-day visit with
Mrs. Carr’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Leon Dawkins, both in the
Sgt. Carr, who was until re
cently stationed with the army
in Chicago, 111., has been trans
ferred as a cook to Walter Reed
A/3C Jack McCraw, son of
John McCraw, card tender, is
spending a 30-day leave with
his family in Gastonia. The air
man was employed here at
various times before entering
the service. At his last period of
employment here, 1950-1951, he
worked in the Carding Depart
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Glenn Jones, son of Walter
Jones, can hauler in Carding,
left Gastonia July 31, to be in
ducted into the army.
CHAMPIONS IN SOFTBALL LEAGUE
The Firestone team in the Little Girls Softball League was the
season's victor in seven games of play. Besides Firestone, the league
was made up of teams from five other textile plants and one civic
club. Members of the undefeated plant team are, from left: Vicky
Bolick, Barbara Kilpatrick, Laura Ballard, Doris Treadway, Hope
Matthews, Carolyn Kilpatrick, Dorothy Gaddis, Rita Starr, Marlene
Hardy. Ann Gaddis and Patsy Brewer are absent from the picture.
—From page 1
Tennessee, Kentucky and the
District of Columbia.
THE SCOUTS, traveling by
Company car and camping in
state and national parks at
night, began the trip August 13
and returned to Akron August
25. Included in their visits to
places of interest in the South
were the restored colonial vil
lage of Williamsburg, Va., and
historical shrines and govern
ment buildings in the nation’s
capital. At Williamsburg they
attended a showing of the out
door drama, “The Common
Glory”, before leaving for state
parks in the Carolinas, and the
plant visit here.
Conversation is an exercise of
the mind. Gossiping is an exer
cise of the tongue.
It takes more than a thousand
nuts to hold an automobile to
gether. It takes only one to
scatter it all over the highway.
Knowledge, like timber, is best
when well seasoned.
If you own a foreign car with
smaller diameter wheels than
those on American autos, you
can buy tires for it through
Firestone dealers and stores.
These tires, made in tubed
construction, and 13 inches in
diameter, can be purchased with
either black or white sidewalls.
Sizes available are 5.20x13,
5.90x13 and 6.40x13. Firestone
dealers also have tires for
foreign cars in 5.60x15 and
Tires 14 inches in diameter
will be used as original equip
ment on several makes of 1957
cars. American cars now use
tires in 15-inch diameter.
THE INDIVIDUAL Golf Tournament, with 22 matches
scheduled, opened August 17 at the Municipal Golf Course, and will
conclude September 4. Staff Engineer I. S. Bull is defending
champion. Fourteen men at the plant are playing in the tournament.
In the photo are, from left B. J. Bumgardner, Cable Twisting; James
Moss, Time Study; Bobby Purkey, Recreation; and Mike Jordan/
(with hole marker).
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EMPLOYEES SKILL HELPS MAKE A MOVIE
When Firestone personnel see the motion picture "Moby Dick",
now showing in Gastonia area theatres, they will see in it a
monument to engineering skill in which Firestone employees played
an important part. Firestone workers at the Company plant in
Bilbao, Spain, covered the huge "whale" for the movie with foamed
latex material. The material was made in Bilbao, then sent to the
set of "Moby Dick" in the Canary Islands. In the scene above.
Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck), right, is seen with his chief mate
Starbuck at an exciting moment, following an encounter with Moby
Dick. The movie is based on the Herman Melville whaling classic.
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