GIRLS’ A UXILIAR Y CORONATIONAT LORA Y BAPTIST CHURCH
Two daughters of Firestone employees
were crowned Queens in a Girls' Auxil
iary Coronation at Loray Baptist Church
this fall. Twelve other girls from Fire
stone families were also honored for
achievement in the young people's group
which is a church-wide auxiliary of the
Women's Missionary Society of the
Southern Baptist Convention. At the re
cent program, two sons of employees also
featured in the ceremony, as crown bear
IN CENTER of photo, clockwise from
top are: Ruby Givens, Dorothy Ann Gad
dis, Mary Ann Moss and Rebecca Evitt.
At center, Gail McCoig. The two newly-
crowned Queens are Rebecca Evitt and
Dorothy Gaddis. The others are Honor
Queens, who previously had attained
this rank in the GA.
Others in the picture, first section.
front row, from left: Kay England, Cathy
Craig, Jannine Bell, Becky Shields, Lydia
Cash and Cathy Laughlin. Second row,
from left: Betsy James. Betty Faye Bla
lock, Ann Gaddis and Joy Robinson.
Girls in second section, front row, from
left: Jan Andrews, Ann Champion, Caro
lyn Wilson, Pat Shields and Carol Wiley.
Second row, from left; Carla Pickens,
Becky Blalock, Tina James, Myra Sue
Malone and Rebecca Mack. Flanking the
Queens at left and right are Keith Ham-
brick and Charles Turner, crown bearers.
THE GIRLS' Auxiliary is a training
group for Southern Baptist young people
of Junior and Intermediate ages. Mem
bers are rated and given ranks through
standards set up by the denomination.
Several Firestone employees are leaders
in the GA program of area Baptist
Season’s Recreation Slate
Offers Varied Activities
At the opening of the fall and winter recreation season
here on October 8, there were 40 teams participating in a
total of 11 leagues of bowling, billiards, shuffleboard and
volleyball. Those taking part in the recreation activities this
season are from all three shifts at the plant.
In addition, to the full-schedule of athletics, the Recreation
Department is again sponsoring the Firestone Square Dance Team
and the Monday evening Community Sing sessions.
The Square Dance Team, composed of 15 couples made its first
exhibition appearance at Rankin Lake on October 18, sponsored by
the Junior Woman’s Club. The team will appear throughout the
season at community and civic functions and at athletic events,
such as college basketball games.
Added this year to the program of activities and services is a
class in ballroom dancing, taught by a professional instructor. The
class meets once each week at the Recreation Center.
Hubert Johnson was buried in
Sandy Plains Baptist Church
cemetery October 10. The Rev.
Charles Hedgepath, pastor of
Firestone Wesleyan Methodist
Church, led the memorial service
at a local funeral home.
Johnson was the son of Mrs.
Eleven men from Firestone are
enrolled for a course in “Human
Relations in Dealing With Man,"
now in progress at Belmont
Abbey College. The course, con
sisting of lectures, class partici
pation, visual aids, and problem
studies, is being taught in Mon
day evening sessions.
Begun October 8, it will run
for nine consecutive Mondays,
ending December 3. At the end
of the series, certificates will be
Instructor of the course is the
Very Reverend Cuthbert E. Allen
OSB, president of Belmont
ENROLLED from here are;
Alvin Riley, Charles Ferguson
and Samuel Crawford, Industrial
Relations; Ray Thomas, Spin
ning; Luther Brown, Time
Minnie Conrad Johnson, Spin
ning Department; and the late
Miles Britt Johnson. Besides his
mother, two brothers survive:
Ralph Johnson, recreation direc
tor at the plant; Rudolph John
son of Texas; three sisters, Mrs.
Louise Lytton, Rayon Twisting;
Mary Johnson, Weaving; and
Study; Charles McArver, Cotton
Scheduling; Pete McArver,
Winding; O’Neil Gamble and
Milton Nichols, Spooling; J. H.
Brooks, SYC Weaving; Vernon
Lovingood, Sales Yarn Twist
Altogether, approximately 40
men of supervisory capacity in
Gaston County industries and
businesses are attending. This
adult education program was in
augurated several years ago by
Gilbert J. Farley, assistant pro
fessor of business administration
at the Abbey. He now holds a
fellowship and is on leave from
the college, working toward a
PhD in business administration
at the University of Miami.
Through the years, some 300
men in the area have enrolled
for the human relations course.
Answers To Quiz
1. Andrew Johnson, tailor;
Herbert Hoover, mining engi
neer; Warren G. Harding, editor.
2. Harry Truman, Missouri;
Herbert Hoover, Iowa; Dwight
. 3. William Henry Harrison,
from March 4 to April 4, 1841.
4. William Henry Harrison at
68. Theodore Roosevelt at 42.
The 50th annual sale of Christ
mas Seals to raise funds to fight
tuberculosis will open Novem
ber 15 and continue through
December. The sale is sponsored
locally by the Gaston County
Tuberculosis Association, one of
the agencies included in the Em
ployees United Fund.
F. B. Galligan, superintendent
of the cotton division, is treas
urer of the local TB association.
AFTER the close of the Em
ployees United Fund appeal,
Firestone people may purchase
the Christmas Seals at the Plant,
Mr. Galligan said.
On November 15, opening date
P. O. BOX 551
GASTONIA, N. C.
Form 3547 Requested
5. Chester, Grover, Zachary,
6. U. S. Grant, but nomination
went to James A. Garfield.
7. John Tyler, Woodrow Wil
son, Grover Cleveland.
8. Andrew Johnson. His wife
taught him to read.
9. $100,000 plus $50,000 tax-
free expense allowance and
$40,000 for travel and official
entertainment. $35,000 plus $10,-
000 for expenses.
10. Martin Van Buren.
of the Seals sale, thousands of
Seals will be mailed to homes
in Gaston County. They will be
sent out with a letter requesting
that the Seals be purchased and
used on letters and packages
mailed during the Christmas sea
The sale of Christmas Seals
was first promoted in the early
1900’s when $3,000 was raised
to save ah experimental tubercu
losis hospital. The sale has in
creased, until in 1955, more than
$25 million was raised to sup
port local, state and national
tuberculosis programs of educa
tion, case-finding, rehabilitation
Clyde Moss, Jr., Electric Shop,
appeared in eight musical num
bers of the Follies of ’56, staged
at Ashley High School auditori
um the evening of October 5
His performance included the
lead in “Eadie Was A Lady,”
from the broadway production,
No Girl Like Eadie.
The Follies of ’56 program was
staged as a benefit for Gaston
County School for Handicapped
Christmas parcels for members
of the armed forces overseas
should be mailed no later than
November 15. The reminder
from the Defense Department
added that the size of parcels
is limited to 100 inches in total
length and girth.
Weight limitations are 50
pounds to APOs or NPOs in
Great Britian and 70 pounds to
other foreign points.
SEC. 34.66 P. L. 8e R.
U. S. POSTAGE
GASTONIA, N. C.
PERMIT NO. 29
Eleven In Human Relations
Course At Belmont Abbey
TB Seals To Go On Sale