Plant Doctor Advises On The Common Cold
Mr. and Mrs. Walter West of Robinsville, N. C., visited Mrs.
Nell Robinson, cloth burler, and George Robinson, Carding.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Weaver of Asheville, N. C., spent a recent
week-end with Mrs. Weaver’s mother, Mrs. Howard Moses, cloth
Genever Johnson, cloth burler, has been out from work due to
Miss Sue Shepard is a new employee in the Shipping Depart
ment. Miss Shepard lives on the Davis Park road, Gastonia.
Don Sills is a new employee in the Accounting Department. Mr.
Sills is married, has one son, Tommy, and lives on Hartman street.
Miss Helen Spencer, Payroll Department, has returned to
work after six weeks of illness.
Mrs. Eula Wilson, Payroll, Miss Myrlle Bradley, Main Office,
Mrs. A. C. Bradley and son Buddy, spent a recent day in Asheville,
N. C., visiting Mrs. Bradley’s daughter, Betty, who is in nursing
school at the Memorial Mission Hospital.
Mrs. Frances Jackson, Payroll, her husband, Paul, and Mrs.
C. P. Jackson spent a week visiting relatives in Evansville and Mt.
Herbert Broaden, mail service, received treatment at a vet
erans’ hospital in Swannanoa, N. C., in mid-October.
Samuel Crawford, Personnel Office, and Mrs. Crawford have
moved into their new home on Garland avenue.
Miss Barbara Abernalhy spent the week end of October 6 with
her parents in Connelly Springs, N. C. She also went sightseeing in
the North Carolina mountains.
Howard Baldwin, husband of Mrs. Bobbie Baldwin, has re
turned to his home after being a patient at Gaston Memorial Hos
J. M. Cooper, Time Study Engineer, Woodrow Woolen, Quality
Control, and Leon Redwine spent the week end of October 5 at
Crescent Beach, S. C., deep sea fishing. The fishermen brought back
a catch of approximately 100.
Assistant Plant Engineer H. A. Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen en
joyed a vacation recently in Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Tampa
and Miami, Fla.
Homer Harmon, painter foreman, and Mrs. Harmon along with
daughters Annie Lou, Lola May and grandson Ronnie, spent part
of their vacation visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Columbia,
S. C. Mr. Wilson is an uncle of Mr. Harmon.
Lathe Operator Marvin Robinson, while on vacation took a
fishing trip to Nags Head, N. C. He also visited an Atlantic Coast
museum and attended a performance of The Lost Colony.
Alvin Dill, sanitation foreman, and Mrs, Dill toured the moun
tains of Western North Carolina and East Tennessee during a re
Clinton McLeymore, carpenter, has been confined to his home
for the past few months due to illness. He is showing improvement.
The coming of autumn this year marked the
2,000th annual cold season recorded by man.
During the period from late September through
next summer, the common cold will cost well over
$5 billion to business, industry and the cold suf
ferers themselves, medical researchers say. In
the United States people lose around half a bil
lion dollars a year on jobs alone, because of lost
time resulting from colds. The average employee
in this country stays home two and a half days
a year because of colds.
James Green (left), and his brother Bobby in
Brothers Serve In Navy
James and Bobby Green, sons of Mrs. Lillian
Green, Spooling, are serving in the U.S. Navy.
Both are graduates of Ashley High School. James
is a radar operator on the USS Princeton; and
Bobby plans to be a storekeeper at his place of
duty assignment after “boot” training.
When James had a recent shore leave to visit
San Diego, he arranged a visit with his brother,
who has been taking basic training at the naval
Their addresses: James E. Green, SN-O-I Div.,
USS Princeton, CVS-37, FPO, San Francisco,
Calif. Bobby J. Green, Co. 365, No. 494-03-59,
USNTC, San Deigo 33, Calif.
THE COMMON COLD is no respecter of per
sons. And what’s worse, colds may lead to more
serious illnesses, because they can lower resist
ance to other infectious diseases.
Dr. W. B. Parks, plant physician, points out
that although there are a number of treatments
known to modern medical science, colds are not
curable — as yet. Some authorities are of the
opinion that cold vaccines may help protect from
complications which come after colds. And medi
cations may help make you more comfortable
while entertaining a cold.
“On the subject of colds, the proverbial ounce
of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Dr.
Parks says. “Your doctor is the one to decide if
you need drugs or vaccines.”
THE PLANT DOCTOR here suggests the fol
lowing everyday rules, aimed at helping you ward
off colds and controlling them when you become
the unfortunate victim:
Keep physically fit. Eat a balanced diet and
take in lots of liquids, especially fruit juices.
Keep your distance from others who have colds.
Especially, shield children from coughs and
Don’t cheat yourself on sleep and rest. Rec
reation is potent medicine for keeping you
LET THE WEATHER determine - the clothes
you wear. Avoid getting wet and chilled. Shar
ing dishes, silverware, glasses, towels or toilet
articles with others is an invitation for trouble.
Before eating or handling food, wash your hands
with soap and water.
Feel yourself coming down with a cold? These
simple procedures can help you live it out:
Eat nourishing foods, and drink plenty of hot
and cold liquids. If you can, go to bed or rest at
home. If you stay on the job, keep warm and
dry, and get at least 8 hours of sleep in each
Chills, fever, aches, or excessive coughing are
danger signals. These call for a visit with your
WHILE YOU are wrestling with a cold, try not
to share it with others. Avoid close contact with
people, insofar as possible. Make use of your
handkerchief when you sneeze or cough. It’s best
to employ paper tissues and destroy them after
Mrs. Ruth Neal, warper tender, visited her brother, Robert
Mitchem, in early October. He is in a hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Mrs. Lillian Buck and family of Shaw Field, Sumter, S. C., spent
several days in October with Mrs. Leila Wilson, reclaimer, and
Mrs. Julia Burnett of Chimney Rock, N. C., mother of Mrs.
Blondell Rollins, spooler tender, is in the Charlotte Memorial Hos
David Tino and family of Chapel Hill, N. C., spent the week-end
of October 6th with his mother, Mrs. Janice Tino, spooler tender,
Mrs. Ruth Rice, spooler tender, underwent surgery at Garrison
General Hospital recently,
Mr, and Mrs, Fletcher Tucker and family of Sanford, N, C,,
spent a recent week end with Mrs. Ruth Medlin, spooler tender,
Milton Nichols, second hand, vacationed during the week of
New employees in the Spooling Department are Carol Moore
and Barbara Sneed, spooler tenders, and Grady Wiley and Fred
Bruce, sweepers. —More on page 5
Two Will Attend
Ralph Johnson, plant recrea
tion director, will discuss “Pro
fessional Coordination in Recrea
tion” at one session of the North
Carolina Recreation Society
meeting in Raleigh, November
12-14. He is a member of the
N.C. Recreation Advisory Com
Bob Purkey, assistant to the
director of recreation, will also
attend the Raleigh meeting.
Hazel Owens, winder tender, and family spent a recent Sun
day in Cherokee and Mt. Mitchell, N. C.
Lillie Spencer, spooler tender, and mother, Mrs. J. C. Childers,
visited relatives in Jonesville, S. C.
Mrs. Alma Fullbright, mother of Maggie Reed, reclaimer, and
Ray Fullbright, oiler, is ill at her home on South Marietta street.
Jama Dover, daughter of Mrs. Rosella Dover, spooler tender,
celebrated her third birthday with a party at her home in Kings
Mountain in October.
Lela Mitchell, warper tender, and husband Lonnie, Twisting,
spent a week end in Boone, N. C., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Margaret Navy, spooler tender, has returned to work after an
Maggie Reed, reclaimer, was a recent visitor of Mr. and Mrs.
Minnie Carpenter, warper tender, is ill at her home on South
Mrs. Lorene Lewis, warper tender, and family visited recently
in Norfolk, Va., with relatives.
Volume V, No. 11, November, 1956
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Firestone Textiles Division,
Gastonia, North Carolina. Department of Public Relations
Harris, Jessie West-
SPINNING—Lillie Brown, Mary Turner,
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Ophelia Wallace,
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.
SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE—Sue Van
PLASTIC DIP—Jennie Bradley,
MAIN OFFICE—Doris McCready,
PERSONNEL—Nancy Gragg, '
WAREHOUSE — Patsy Haynes, George
Harper, Albert Meeks, Rosevelt Rainey.
Claude Callaway, Editor