Above Price: A Good Hospital Visitor
On a vacation, Carl Rape, second hand, and Mrs. Rape. Quality
Control inspector, toured the mountains of Western North Caro
lina; then visited Rock City and Chattanooga, Tenn.
Blair Westmoreland, son of Roscoe Westmoreland, made a
recent three-day tour of places of interest in Washington, D. C.
The Rev. Tommy Bates, son of Sam Bates, drawing fixer, has
moved with his family to Albany, Ga., where he has accepted the
pastorate of a Pentecostal Holiness church.
James Gibson, picker tender, has been a patient at Gaston
Drifford Helms, Jr., of Detroit, Mich., visited his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. D. H. Helms, in late September. D. H. Helms is an over
hauler in Carding.
Mrs. William Deese is visiting her daughters, Mrs. W. C. Wilkie
of El Paso, Texas, and Mrs. Mildred Davis of Dallas, Texas.
George Dill. Weaving, and Mrs. Dill (Louise). Carding, visited
in Franklin, N. C., September 2.
Lucille Reeves, daughter of Rev. Paul Reeves. Carding, and
Nettie Reeves. Weaving, has accepted a job with the Wells Fargo
Bank, San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. N. N. Nolen of Greenville, S. C., spent a week end
in September with Mrs. Nolan’s parents, Mrs. Edna Harris. Card
ing, and N. L. Harris, retired Firestone employee.
James D. Moss, Time Study, returned to North Carolina State
College at Raleigh, N. C., September 15. He was on the Dean’s List
both semesters last school year.
James M. Cooper, Senior Time Study and Methods Engineer,
along with Mrs. Cooper, and daughter, Sandra, spent the Labor
Day week-end at Camp Firestone.
T. A. Grant, Junior Time Study Engineer, Mrs. Grant, and
children Don and Sharon, visited in Chattanooga, Tenn., Lavonia
and Rossville, Ga., during Labor Day week-end.
L. B. McAbee. Assistant Industrial Relations Director, and
family spent the third week of August at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
T. B. Ipock. L. B. McAbee and Alvin Riley attended the
quarterly meeting of the North Carolina Society of Safety Engineers
on August 17 in Winston-Salem, N. C.
New employees in the Personnel Department are Miss Nancy
Gragg. Samuel Crawford, Alvin Riley and Luther Brown.
During the Labor Day week-end Barbara Abernathy went to
Myrtle Beach, S. C.
T. B. Ipock. Industrial Relations Director, Mrs. Ipock and
children spent the last week in August toui'ing famous places in
Virginia and Washington, D. C.
Luther Brown, formerly employed in the Quality Control
laboratory, is now a junior time study engineer.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hipps attended the Labor Day celebration
and horse show at Canton, N. C., September 3.
Clyde Moss, Jr., electrician, spent two weeks the last of August
at the annual summer field training of the Army Reserve at Fort
Thomas Turner, carpenter, and family spent a recent week
vacationing at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Ralph Dalton, lathe operator, went on a recent vacation and
fishing trip, to Southport, N. C.
Warren Huffstetler, electrician, and family spent two weeks
recently with Mrs. Huffstetler’s brother, Tom Huffstetler and
family of Akron, Ohio. Tom is a former Firestone employee.
W. G. Henson, plant engineer, W. G. Henson, Jr., auto me
chanic, and his family, along with Porter McAteer, vacationed re
cently at Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Lela Mitchell, warper tender, and husband Lonnie, Twisting
Department, were recently in Andrews, S. C., due to the illness of
Mrs. Eller Brider, aunt of Mr. Mitchell.
Elizabeth Massey, spooler tender, William Massey, Twisting,
and children along with Mr. and Mrs. Morris Dereberry and
children spent a recent week-end at Camp Firestone.
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Davis and children of Chapel Hill, N. C., spent
a recent week-end with Grady Davis, Carding, and Mrs. Grady
New employees in Spooling are Molly Biddix, Clyde Miles,
and Sonny Huffstetler.
Visiting friends who are sick is an old Southern
custom—and a good one. It bespeaks interest and
But ofttimes visiting works a hardship on the
person who is sick. And when he is in the hos
pital, that institution must be concerned, first
of all with the welfare of the patient. Local hos
pitals are no exception to the problem of visitors
who sometimes forget this fact.
In the average hospital, visiting is usually
welcomed. Then, in order to keep that welcome
extended, here are some pointers in the poetic
style of King James English. Maybe they will
help you toward being the “well-behaved visitor”:
The well-behaved visitor trampeth not on hard
heels; neither doth he shout. He walketh softly
and speaketh quietly, for ill people are easily
He remaineth not too long. He (or is it more
often she?) might like to chat all afternoon, but
is considerate of the weary patient, especially
in hot weather.
He talketh of the pleasant things in life;
smileth often and his demeanor is exceeding
cheerful. Though at heart he be a pessimist, he
knoweth the patient hath his own troubles.
The good visitor percheth not upon the bed,
jouncing the patient’s aching head or obstructing
the restless foot.
The thoughtful visitor beareth with him no
cold in the head. Yea though he may consider a
sneeze or a cough as nothing, he inflicteth not his
germs upon the helpless patient.
He thinketh much about gifts. If he bringeth
flowers they are of delicate fragrance or a plant
which lasts longer. He considereth the appropri
ateness of fruit or candy for those with troubled
The well-behaved visitor is welcome for he
observeth the visiting hours. The patients and
hospital personnel smile upon him, for he is as
a precious jewel— above price.
Touring Western North Carolina recently were Mr. and Mrs.
Edd Tart. He is a twister tender; she, a ply respooler tender.
Louise Long, tie-in-hand, and husband, Hubert, visited Mr.
Long’s aunt and grandmother, Mrs. Grace Cagle and Mrs. W. A.
Henson in Hendersonville, N. C., in late summer.
Going fishing at Wateree, S. C., August 26 were Belon Hanna,
second hand, Phil Fisher. Johnny Hanna and Lewis Clark. They
reported a good catch.
During the Labor Day week-end, Orvel Green, twister tender,
and Mrs. Green visited relatives in Newport News, Va.
Charles Tanner, twister tender, and family visited relatives in
Hemingway, S. C. recently.
Jack Faile has returned to work after eight weeks absence
due to illness.
Meek Cobb, yarn man, attended a birthday dinner for his
brother, W. L. Cobb on Sunday, August 26, in Columbia, S. C. In
cluded in the 47 guests were his three sisters, Mrs. O. H. Harrison,
Mrs. T. G. Braswell, Mrs. W. W. Wyatt, and a brother, J. A. Cobb.
Everett Watson, twister tender, was sick in mid-September.
Gene Robinson, twister tender, and Clayton Taylor, doffer, at
tended the Labor Day races at Darlington, S. C.
Clayton Taylor, doffer, and Miss Barbara Vaugh visited at Mt.
Mitchell, September 9.
Lee Sims, doffer, and family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Vester Sims in Athens, Ga., during the Labor Day week-end.
Charles Clark, doffer, has returned from a trip to Tampa, Fla.
Dixie Griggs, respooler tender, had as recent guests, her mother,
Mrs. Lou Ash, and sisters, Ellen Mulkey, Stella Taylor and son of
Murphy, N. C.
Mrs. Ray Chastain, respooler tender, and husband visited Mr.
Chastain’s parents in Easley, S. C., September 9.
Attending the Southern 500 race at Darlington, S. C., were John
Owensby. twister tender, Lorene Owensby. respooler tender, and Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Mulkey. Others at the race were Freddie Elkins,
section man, Lee Rickburg. twister tender, Paul Clark, doffer, and
New employees in this department are Virgil Self, beam man,
and Bobby Neal, sweeper. Bobby is a son of Tom Neal, elevator
Bill Tino of Washington, D. C. visited his sister, Margaret Rob
inson. respooler tender, over the Labor-Day week-end.
During the Labor Day week-end Dillard Palmer and family
visited in Murphy, N. C.
Marilyn Ann Hudson, daughter of Marjorie Hudson, tie-in-hand,
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Mrs. Olga Cartwright of Balti
more, Md., doesn’t need to be
“sold” on Firestone tubeless
In a letter to President Lee R.
Jackson, Mrs. Cartwright said:
“I felt I had to take a few min
utes to write concerning your
tubeless tires. I’m so thrilled
with them. For the past two
months one tire kept needing
air. Finally the gas station at
tendant found a three-inch nail
in the tire. I could have fainted.
I don’t know how long I had
been riding on the tire with a
nail that size in it.”
Continues Mrs. Cartwright: “I
about 150 miles a week—and
have also made a few trips to
Florida. In two years I’ve never
had a flat or any trouble whatso
“I sold my husband on your
tubeless tires for his car now.”
Nylon cord, such as is process
ed at the plant here, is finding
its way into a new line of tires
for light aircraft. Two sizes,
available now, and eight sizes
and styles to be ready soon, will
replace tires of rayon construc
tion at no increase in price ior
the same size and ply rating.
The 10 sizes and styles of the
completed new line will be suf
ficient to equip every type of
Volume V. No. 10. October. 1956
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company. Firestone Textiles Division.
Gastonia. North Carolina. Department of Public Relations
CARDING—Edna Harris, Katie Elkins,
SPINNING—Lillie Brown, Mary Turner,
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Ophelia WaUace,
TWISTING—Elease Cole, Corrie Johnson,
Louise Long, Dean Haun, Vera Carswell.
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Brad
SYC WEAVING—Lucille Davis,
CORD WEAVING — Irene Odell, Mary
QUALITY CONTROL — Sally Crawford,
Leila Rape, and Louella Queen.
Harris, Hazel Nolen.
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