North Carolina Newspapers

    FEBRUARY, 1957
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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
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
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
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
2. Pioneer journalist, founder
of the New York Tribune.
Credited with making the his
toric statement, “Go West, young
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
CARDING—Edna Harris, Jessie West
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.
SYC WEAVING—Lucille Davis.
CORD WEAVING — Irene Odell, Mary
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
Those interested in joining the
target-shooters should contact
the Recreation Department.
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
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,
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.

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