FEBRUARY, 1957 PAGE 5 THE BEST WEAPON AGAINST DISCRIMINATION BBcrrn^TtHoocs Weet<.- ■ST'ons'oR.etd BS ~Tne— nattokjpl CoNF=E-BS"NCE-i Of= Gt4Cl<STrRN<: And JE"ivs 'And Crown Thy Good —by Whihnon Courtesy STOCKTON, (CAL.) RECORD I ‘ Courteiy STOCKTON, (CAL.) RECORD Brotherhood Promotes Survival Of Freedom Note: February 17-24 will be observed as na tional Brotherhood Week. Company Chairman Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., leader in the fostering of good human relations among all peoples, was last year national chairman of the Brotherhood Week observance. The following statement is taken from one of his many public speeches on the ideals of brotherhood. If the freedom we cherish is to survive in the world, we must find ways to eliminate the frictions, the tensions and the distrusts that turn man against man and nation against nation. We must first eliminate these irritations in our own country if we are to have hope of eliminating them throughout the world. Every freedom brings with it a duty and an obligation. If we want to be free, we must see to it that others are free.. If . we want our rights respected, we must see to it that the rights of others are respected. The cold war in the tense world today is fundamentally a war of ideas that is being Waged in the minds and hearts of men everywhere. There is only one way to defeat a bad idea. and that is with a good idea. Fortunately, in this country we have that good idea. Free dom will always be more attractive than bondage. Freedom is priceless because it endows each individual with personal rights and privileges. Brotherhood is equally impor tant because it is opposed to any violation of these personal prerogatives. The real danger in both prejudice and thoughtlessness lies not only in the resent ment which they create, but also in the grist which they feed the mills of our enemies. For example, communists and their fellow travelers pick up cases of religious prejudice, magnify them all out of proportion, and shout them from the house tops. They fan the sparks of resentment into the flames of vengeance. Therefore, it is important that we strive to eliminate baseless prejudice and thought less criticism not only because of the in dividual resentment which they cause, but also because they add fuel to the fire with which our enemies are trying to destroy the American Way of Life. How Do You Rate On February Names? February is the birth anni versary month of many of the World’s great personalities. Here are descriptions of 10 persons— all born in February—and well- known to American and world history. Can you add the names? Give yourself 10 points for each One you supply. 1. A Southerner and one of America’s most distinguished ^inor poets, and a musician. Author of “Song of the Chatta hoochee.” 2. Pioneer journalist, founder of the New York Tribune. Credited with making the his toric statement, “Go West, young man.” 3. Soldier, ninth President of the United States. Oldest in his tory to hold that office. 4. Journalist who won interna tional renown as editor of the Emporia, Kan., Gazette. 5. American wizard, inventor and electrical investigator. His inventions include the incandes cent light and the phonograph. 6. Sixteenth president of the United States. Held office during the Civil War. 7. The inventor of the reaper. 8. Soldier, statesman, Virginia planter, first president of the United States. 9. Beloved poet, whose epic poem “Evangeline” has become a classic in American literature. 10. German printer who is generally credited with intro ducing the art of printing with movable type. —Answers on page 8 The word “latex” came from the botany world. Latex is a word applied to a milk-like juice from plants, such as the juice of a rubber tree. When chemists made synthetic rubber in emul sion form, it had the same ap pearance as natural latex. Volume VI, No. February, 1957 Published by The Fireslone Tire & Rubber Company, Firestone Textiles Division, Gastonia, North Carolina. Department of Public Relations DEPARTMENT REPORTERS CARDING—Edna Harris, Jessie West moreland. SPINNING—Lillie Brown, Mary Turner, Maude Guffey. SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Opheha Wallace, Rosalie Burger. TWISTING—Elease Cole, Corrie Johnson, Louise Long, Dean Haun, Vera Carswell, Katie Elkins. SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Brad shaw. SYC WEAVING—Lucille Davis. CORD WEAVING — Irene Odell, Mary Johnson. QUALITY CONTROL — Sally Crawford, Leila Rape, and Louella Queen. WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Elizabeth Harris, Hazel Nolen. CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrep. SHOP—Rosie Francum. PLASTIC DIP—Jennie Bradley. MAIN OFFICE—Doris McCready. PERSONNEL—Barbara Abernathy WAREHOUSE—Nancy Cloninger, George Harper, Albert Meeks, Rosevelt Rainey. Claude Callaway, Editor Firestone Shooters Here To Compete For Top Place On Marksmen Team Rifle marksmanship competi tion has been added to the grow ing list of activities of the plant Recreation Department. Soon after the target-shooting sessions were begun in early January, there were 30 men from the first and third shifts participating. Plans have been made to organ ize interested persons from the second shift into the marksman ship group. Also, provisions will be made for women employees who are interested. The shooting sessions are held on Tuesday evenings starting at 7 o’clock, in the Recreation Cen ter. Rifles used—of the .22 cali bre type—are property of the individuals who are participat ing in the activity. INDIVIDUALS compete on a score basis, and plans are that those taking part will be di vided into teams of two per sons each. From among the teams formed, the five top sharpshooters will be selected and these as a Firestone team, will compete against other marksmen of the Gastonia area. President of the sharpshooters’ group is Paul Barker. Other of ficers: Ronnie Rumfelt, vice president; Cramer McDaniel, treasurer; Ralph Johnson, secre tary. Those interested in joining the target-shooters should contact the Recreation Department. IN SERVICE M-Sgt. Samuel L. Blaylock spent a leave of absence at home in Gastonia, after a 16-month tour of duty in Korea. He report ed to Fort Jackson for further assignment in the service. Sgt. Blaylock is the son of Luther Blaylock, Twisting; and Mrs. (Bell) Blaylock, SYC Weaving. Harold Dean Payne and Mrs. Payne were recent visitors with Mrs. Faye Ross, winder tender. Payne, in the U. S. Air Force, and Mrs. Payne have been living in Germany, where he has been stationed. Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Robinson and children of Greenville, S. C., paid a recent visit to the home of Mrs. Rosalie Burger, creeler in Spooling. Prune And Plant Says Garden Calendar The month of February is the latest time of the year in which to prune shrubs and trees that blossom after June. Those that bloom in early spring and not later than June, ought not be groom ed until the summer is past. This reminder comes from the note books of Firestone Variety Garden Club members. The second month in the year is also a good time to plant, in doors or in protected beds outside, such vegetable seeds as peppers and tomatoes. By starting the seeds now, plants will be big enough to transplant to the garden by the time that frigid temperatures have given way to the balm of springtime. A tradition has it that Valentine’s Day is an acceptable time to plant annuals and seeds that will produce plants for transferring to the garden later in the spring. People and Places —From page 4 Roy Lancaster, son of Junior Lancaster, section man, was a patient at Gaston Memorial Hospital in January. Woodrow McKnight recently went hunting and brought home 13 rabbits. Carl Stewart, Jr., Firestone Scholarship holder in his third year at Duke University, spent two weeks recently with his par ents, Carl Stewart, Weaving; and Mrs. Stewart, Ply Twisting. Ann Adams, respooler, and family visited recently in Marietta, Ga. Kenneth Pannel of Schoolfield, Va., visited his sister, Mrs. Edith Colvard, respooler, on a week end not long ago. The women of SYC Weaving entertained Mrs. Evelyn Barrett at a going-away dinner at Helen’s Restaurant in Bessemer City. The honoree was presented a gift. Mrs. Barrett and her son will join her husband, Elmer, at Coco, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Haygood, and Mr. and Mrs. Earley Allen were recent week end guests of Misses Frances and Inez Brewer. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Webb and children of High Point, N. C., visited Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Webb, parents of Dan Webb. Misses Frances and Inez Brewer spent the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. James Hilton of Greensboro, N. C. Mrs. Rosa Lee Barker, creeler, spent the recent holidays with relatives in Chattanooga, Tenn. Herbert Seism of Baltimore, Md., spent the holidays with his mother, Mrs. Lillian Seism, winder tender. Carol Harris, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Harris, packer, has been admitted to a hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Harold Davis of High Point, N. C., and Mrs. H. M. Metcalf of Kings Mountain, were holiday guests of their sister. Miss Bertha Dettmar, warper tender.