Boyds At Home
On Route 1
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Frank
lin Boyd are at home on Route 1,
Gastonia. Their marriage at
Pisgah AR Presbyterian Church
was an event of early March.
Mrs. Boyd, the former Miss
Nancy Grace Goble, is the
daughter of James L. Goble of
Clover, S. C., and the late Mrs.
Annie Mae Barry Goble. She is
a member of the senior class at
Ashley High School. A brother-
in-law, Leonard B. McAbee, is
assistant to the director of in
dustrial relations at the plant.
Mr. Boyd, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond E. Boyd of Route 1,
was graduated from the local
high school and attended North
Carolina State College, Raleigh.
FIRESTONE FAMILY LIVING
He is engaged in farming. His
mother is employed in Winding
Plant Paper Shares In Award
From Freedoms Foundation
For the fifth consecutive year,
employee publications of the
Company have, as a group, re
ceived an award from the Free
doms Foundation of Valley
Forge, Pa., “for outstanding
achievement in helping to bring
about a better understanding of
the American Way of Life.”
Firestone News this year shar
ed with eight other company
papers in the Freedoms Foun
dation honor. This marked the
fourth time the local paper has
been included in the award for
the Firestone Company. It has
been published here since May of
IN 1953 and in 1954 the Fire
stone publications as a group re
ceived the top national award
in the company employee publi
cations category of the annual
awards program, for their work
in 1952 and 1953. They won
honor medals for their work in
1954 and 1955.
All Firestone publications are
under direction of the company’s
department of public relations.
The Firestone Textiles paper is
under supervision of the Indus
trial Relations Department, with
T. B. Ipock, Jr., and L. B. Mc
Abee as directors.
Besides the employee news-
DAYS GOING BY.
April 15 Income Tax Deadline
Time is running out for those
who have not filed annual pay
ment of their federal and state
income tax dues. Monday, April
15 is deadline date for making
out the returns.
The special plant Income Tax
help, available to all employees
since February 25, will continue
at your service through April 15.
When availing yourself of this
free service anytime between 1
and 5 p.m., Monday through Fri
day at the Girls Club, keep these
suggestions in mind:
Take with you the W-2 Income
Tax statement of earnings pro
vided several weeks ago through
the Payroll Department. If you
prefer to fill in the long form.
you will need to have available
all records you have kept during
the past year. This would include
such receipts and other records
as proof that are required in case
of claims for various exemptions.
—From page 1
Application forms for this plan
are available at the store.
The Industrial Relations De
partment has information on the
new Firestone tire plan.
If employees buying new cars
would avoid the inconvenience
of having the tires exchanged,
they should specify Firestone
tires when ordering their ve
“If our employees cannot se
cure delivery of new cars equip
ped with Firestone tires, this
new changeover program is
available so that they may take
advantage of the safety and
comfort made possible by Fire
stone tires, at little extra cost,”
Mr. Mercer pointed out.
Luell Thomas Offers Two Favorite Recipes
paper in Gastonia, this year’s
award was shared by eight other
Firestone company publications
in cities including: Akron, Ohio;
Memphis, Tenn.; Los Angeles,
Calif.; Pottstown, Pa.; Ravenna,
Ohio; Des Moines, Iowa; Nobles-
ville, Ind.; and Fall River, Mass.
The tenth employee paper of the
company in the United States,
Firestone Rimlines, was launch
ed early this year at the Fire
stone Steel Products Company,
IN ADDITION to this year’s
Firestone newpapers award, a
George Washington Honor Medal
was presented to Harvey S. Fire
stone, Jr., company chairman,
for his talk “Keeping America
Strong,” delivered in Los Ange
les, Calif., last September 22.
The Firestone company receiv
ed an honor medal for sponsor
ship of the “Voice of Firestone”
“Springtime, U.S.A.,” of a year
Object of the Foundations
awards, made each year on
Washington’s birthday, is to hon
or outstanding efforts to im
prove public understanding and
appreciation of our basic Con
stitutional Rights inherent in the
American Way of Life.
More than two years in the navy contributed a
touch of “seasoning” to the cooking experience of
Luell Thomas, machine fixer in the Picker Room.
The Cotton Division employee, originally from
Gainesville, Ga., and later from Greenville, S. C.,
has been at Firestone 19 years altogether.
During the time of his employment here, his
Company service was interrupted for a hitch of
navy duty, wherein he saw service in the North
Atlantic, around the continent of Africa, and in
the Pacific area.
His interest in cooking began several years ago.
When he went in the navy, a physician friend
there learned of his talents and arranged for him
“the right assignment” aboard ship.
Some months ago, the plant newspaper publish
ed a story about Mrs. Thomas of Rayon Weaving,
featuring her favorite recipe for a fruit cake.
“My wife and I don’t necessarily compete,”
Thomas says, “but my favorite recipes are for
cakes, too.” The pound-cake formula which he
offers readers this month was worked out with
the assistance of his sister.
☆ ☆ ☆
THE KITCHEN al 711 North Weldon slreet is
usually a busy center of activity, because Luell
Thomas and Mrs. Thomas are both practicing
veterans of the culinary art. Here Mr. Thomas is
ready to proceed with his favorite pound-cake
☆ ☆ ☆
Pound Cake Ingredients
1 lb butter or V2 tsp baking
2 cups sugar 1 tsp vanilla
10 eggs, separated 1 tsp lemon
4 cups sifted flavoring
Cream butter or margarine, add sugar and beat
together. Beat egg yolks well, add to butter (or
margarine) and sugar. Beat egg whites until they
stand in soft peaks. Fold into mixture.
Sift flour and baking powder together. Add 1
cup at a time, blending thoroughly after each
addition. Add flavorings.
The veteran cook thought readers would also
be interested in a basic dish, so besides the cake
recipe, he supplies for inclusion in this article,
his version of spaghetti and meat balls.
Pour batter into round, deep pan of the type
having an open core in the center. Bake at 350
degrees F. approximately 65 minutes, or until
Spaghetti and Meat Balls
1 large pod green
1 large onion
3 stalks celery
V2 lb ground beef
4 cup tomato
1 can tomato soup
1 can spaghetti
with tomato sauce
Chop finely the pepper, onion and celery, Mi^^
biscuit crumbs with ground beef and tomato cat
Put small amount of cooking oil in large skillet.
Roll meat into small balls, place in skillet and
cook slowly, watching carefully. When meat is
browned, pour in spaghetti and tomato soup-
Cook thoroughly. Serve hot.
Two Civic Groups Hear F. B. Harrison
Discuss Highway Accident-Prevention
The responsibility for reducing
highway accidents lies heavily—
not only upon drivers—but upon
all parents, who can teach chil
dren pedestrian safety as well as
prepare them as safe drivers for
the future. This opinion was
voiced by F. B. Harrison, Main
Office chief accountant, who
talked on highway safety before
two civic groups in March.
Addressing the Gastonia Opti
mist Club and the Bessemer
City Lions Club, he listed exces
sive speed as chief cause of acci
dents — accounting for 43 per
cent of mishaps on United States
highways in 1955.
“During the past 50 years,
over a million persons in this
country have been killed in
highway - related accidents.
That’s more than the total num
ber of American soldiers killed
in conflicts in which our nation
has been involved since the
Revolutionary War,” he noted.
THE SPEAKER summarized
basic rules of safe-driving as:
1. Meet standards of safety by
keeping your vehicle in safe'
operating condition; and by ob
serving safety laws.
2. Exercise common sense and
give your driving the full con
centration it demands.
3. Be a highway “Good Sa
maritan.” Think of others and
let your driving be the Golden
Rule in practice.
He concluded: “Good citizens
ought to encourage legislation
that will promote traffic safety
—then sell themselves and thei^’
neighbors on observing every
good rule of the road.”
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GASTONIA, N. C.
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U. S. POSTAGE
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