YOUR TRAVEL NOTEBOOK
Mrs. Joan Dalion has returned to work after a leave of absence.
Before her leave of absence, she worked in the office of the plant
Comptroller, but is now in the office of the plant Sales Manager.
Mrs. Brady Spencer, mother of Miss Helen Spsncsr, Payroll,
has returned to her home after having undergone an operation
Mrs. Eula Wilson, Payroll Supervisor, entertained with a drop-
in party at her home, for some Kennet Square, Pa., guests who
were on their way to Florida in late February. They included Mrs.
Alfred Moulder, Sr., and her daughter, Toppy. Also Donnie Max
well, fiance of Miss Toppy Young. Mrs. Moulder, the former Mrs.
Emmie Young of Gastonia, used to be employed at Firestone, but
moved to Pennsylvania several years ago.
Della Short, spooler tender, had as recent guests, Pvt. Graham
Wilson and Pvt. Marshall Wilson of Fort Jackson, Columbia, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Medlin, their son, and Mrs. Willie Lee
Ballam of Louisburg, N. C., were recent guests of Ruth Medlin,
spooler tender, and husband, Eddie of the Twisting Department.
D. A. Wiggins of Bryson City, N. C., spent a recent week with
his daughter, Rosalie Burger, starter maker.
Mrs. Ollie Cothern is visiting her son, Allen Gregory Cothern
and his family in the Republic of Panama. She left Gastonia
February 4 and will remain through early May on the isthmus
connecting Central and South America. Mrs. Cothern’s daughter.
Hazel Hice, is a warper helper in Spooling. A son, John Cothern,
works in the Twisting Department.
Thelma Hardy, tie-in hand, has returned to work after a re
Elliott McMillan, grandfather of Jerry McMillan, doffer, died
Sunday, February 3, 1957.
Flay Hollifield, respooler, has moved into her new home at
906 West Second Avenue.
Sybil Diggers, respooler, moved to 411 West Fifth Street.
Carl Hudson is a patient in Memorial Hospital, Charlotte, N. C.
Mrs. Gladys Lancaster, respooler, and Charles, doffer, had as
week-end guests, Mr. and Mrs. James Wines and daughter. Mrs.
Wines is a sister of Mrs. Lancaster.
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Palmer have moved into their new home at
2226 Glenraven, Richland Park.
Tom Meeks, brother of Albert Meeks, conveyor man, is visit
ing here from New York City.
Arthur Gordon, laborer, has returned to his home after several
days stay in the hospital for an operation.
Henry Gordon, laborer, had as recent guests for a week end
his son and daughter of Philadelphia, Pa.
Mrs. Essie Honeycutt, battery hand, and husband, George, fixer,
had as week-end guests in February Mrs. Honeycutt’s sister, Mrs.
J. W. Berry and husband of Valdese, N. C. Also visiting them
were Mr. and Mrs. Larry Honeycutt of Greensboro, N. C.
Mrs. Mary Ellen Posey, battery hand, and daughter Ann, visited
Mrs. Posey’s mother, Mrs. J. R. Ballew and other relatives in
Picken, S. C. They went especially to see the latest addition to the
Ballew generation, a nephew, Browning Bryant.
Misses Sherry Jones and Mary Jim Moss of Franklinville, N. C.,
spent a week end in February with Mrs. Jane Rice, change hand.
Mary Jim Moss is a niece of Mrs. Rice.
Martha Woods, winder tender, and Mollie Grimsley, winder
tender, were out from work due to illness in mid-February.
R. W. Hollis, husband of Blanche Hollis, winder tender, has
returned to his home after undergoing surgery at a Durham hos
Miss Lola Wilson, creeler, has returned to work after a recent
Mrs. Rosa Lee Black, creeler, has moved to Cleveland, Ohio,
where she is making her home. The employees in the Winding De
partment remembered her with a going-away gift.
Mrs. Miriam Cable is a new employee in this department.
Miss Bertha Dettmar visited her brother, Laynie Dettmar, in
Kings Mountain, N. C., recently.
Wilmington Offers History, Color In March
Flowers, festivals and a round of sports events
herald the early arrival of spring to Mid-South
resorts and the picturesque countryside of the
Southeastern Coast of the Carolinas. From the
coast to the Sandhills and the Piedmont, Feb
ruary has seen the blossoming of camellias
against the rich green of holly, long-leaf pine and
live-oaks. Now March brings the beauty of
Camellias and azaleas in February and March
set the stage for the spring flower parade, due
to come into its full glory across North and
South Carolina from
coast to mountains,
during April, May and
WITH THE AD
VENT of spring on
March 21, many Fire
stone travelers begin
thinking of vacations
and week-end trips in
the out-of-doors. From
now into late autumn,
travelers may treat
themselves to visits at
picnic and play areas
and places of historical
interest — from among
the many things to do
and see in the Caro
linas and elsewhere.
Famous homes and buildings in the Carolinas,
for example, are great drawing cards from spring
to fall. In the North State alone are more than 125
such attractions representing architecture dating
from pre-Revolutionary days to the present.
Buildings range from stately mansions and pub
lic structures in former colonial capitals to cabins
typical of frontier days in the Blue Ridge and
Great Smoky Mountains. A recently-revised and
abbreviated list of Historic Homes and Buildings
in North Carolina may be had free by asking for
Information Bulletin No. 108, Department of
Conservation and Development, Raleigh.
IN WESTERN North Carolina, the festival sea
son gets underway with the 9th annual Mountain
Youth Jamboree at Asheville, March 27-30. At
this colorful event, youngsters from pre-school
age to late teens demonstrate lively square danc
ing and clog dancing, and make music that has its
origin in the folkways of their ancestors who
settled the coves and hollows of the Blue Ridge
and Great Smoky Mountains.
A visit to Wilmington is the suggested trip
for Firestone travelers in March. The 10th an
nual Azalea Festival, March 28-31, celebrates the
blooming of more than a million azaleas, for
which the port city and plantations of the sur
rounding countryside are noted. During the
festival, privately-owned gardens are open to
visitors, and the gardens at Orton Plantation,
Airlie and Greenfield Park — open the year
round — are at their peak of attractiveness.
IF YOU cannot attend the Azalea Festival,
there are still many attractions that will make it
worthwhile for a stop in the historic port city.
Among much-visited places of historical interest
Bellamy Mansion. Great-columned house built
in 1859. It contains many original furnishings.
Cornwallis House, 180 years old. Said to have
been used by the British commander as head
quarters in 1781. Restored and now in use by the
N. C. Society of Colonial Dames as state head
St. James Episcopal Church. Gothic revival,
built in 1839, Contains a 540-year-old painting of
Christ, taken from a pirate ship at Brunswick
Glamour Not What
It Used To Be
If you have glamour, you may
or may not be able to answer the
64,000-dollar question on a TV
quiz program. But time was
when glamour and education
meant one and the same thing.
Back in the 16th century it
was unnecessary to talk of
“Latin grammar” for that’s the
only kind there was. If a person
knew his grammar he knew his
CENTURIES ago, when few
people in any community could
read or write, one who was able
to read and speak Latin was
thought by the majority to have
occult powers—with the ability
to practice witchcraft and to
In Old England, one so gifted
was said to have grammary. In
Scotland, such a person had
glamer, the word a corruption
of gramar. The spelling evolved
to various forms, as glamer,
glamor and finally glamour.
In the present century the
English-speaking world has en
larged upon the original sense
of the term by glorifying the
enchantment, while dropping the
implication that education and
glamour go hand-in-hand. There
is even a swing in the other di
rection indicated in the adage,
‘■'Beauty and brains don’t mix.”
At Des Moines
The Firestone plant in D:s
Moines, Iowa, produced its 20,-
000,000th tire on February 6. The
event was celebrated with a
plant tour and a luncheon that
day for key public officials and
representatives of the press,
radio and television.
Those attending the event
watched the 20,000,000th tire roll
off the production lines. It was a
14-inch passenger car tire. Also
shown was a Ground-Grip Non-
Dirsctional Tread Military Tire,
the first type of tire produced at
the Des Moines plant in April of
WATCH OUT FOR MISPLACED
OBJECTS ON FLOOR
Spilled water on a bathroom or
kitchen floor can cause a painful
slip. Small objects like chil
dren’s crayons and playthings
can bring about an unexpected
fall. Even shoes left on the
floor, or laundry temporarily
left on the stairs, can cause a
tumble. To avoid falls, always
look where you are going, never
rush, pick up or wipe up objects
or liquids as quickly as possible
from the floor, keep articles off
stairways, use lights — never
walk around in the dark. Pre
vent falls by doing something
about things which cause falls,
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