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GOING PLACES. . . SEEING THINGS
July A Good Month For Washington Tour
Sgt. and Mrs. William Clyde Wilkie and son Tony of El Paso,
Texas, spent two weeks in June with Mrs. Wilkie’s parents, William
L. Deese, intermediate tender, and Mrs. Deese.
Danny and Jimmy Dill, sons of George Dill, SYC Weaving, and
Mrs. Louise Dill, roving reclaimer, spent furloughs at home in June.
Danny and his wife and children have returned to Arizona. Jimmy
is stationed in Norfolk, Va.
Carding employees who spent vacations in June were:
Marvin Benton, card grinder, and Mrs. Benton; Arthur Barbee,
slubber tender; Payton Lewis, section man; Francis Welch, card
grinder; Nina Parker, can hauler; N. L. Harris, retired employee,
and Mrs. N. L. (Edna) Harris, roving hauler.
Willard Ammons, card stripper, and Mrs. Ammons spent a
week end at Camp Firestone in June.
Issac Trammel, card fixer, and Mrs. Trammel visited their
daughter in Baltimore, Md., while on vacation in June.
Claude Clark, slubber tender, and Mrs. Clark attended the
funeral in June of Mr. Clark’s brother-in-law, in Henderson, N. C.
Mrs. Mae Medlin, wife of Dick Medlin, card tender, has return
ed to her home after being a patient at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
Ruben Brown, intermediate fixer, spent his vacation in June
in Auburndale, Fla., visiting his brother, Hubert Brown.
Mrs. Lucille Reeves has returned to her home in San Francisco,
Calif., after a recent visit with her parents, Paul Reeves, speeder
tender, and Mrs. Reeves.
Mrs. Mozelle Brockman, Payroll, entertained members of her
Sunday school class at a luncheon at the New South, May 31. Mrs.
J. A. Haney was a special guest.
A new member of the Accounting Department: Miss Catherine
Edwards, 211 South Liberty street.
Bill McSwain, Accounting, attended the N. C. American Legion
Convention in Durham, in mid-June. He is a member of the
Rambling Rebels Drum and Bugle Corps.
Miss Myrtle Bradley attended the capping exercises at the
Memorial Mission Hospital of Asheville recently. Her niece, Miss
Betty Bradley, was among those who completed nine months of
pre-clinical nursing education there.
Mrs. Earlene Creasman, Mr. Creasman and their daughter spent
a June week of vacation at Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Homer Hall family spent a week at Edisto Beach, S. C. Mr.
Hall is in Plant Sales.
Miss Marguerite Styers, Miss Mattie McCann, Rayon Weaving,
and Miss Becky Andrews spent a week in June on a tour of Florida.
James D. Moss is back on his summertime job in Time Study,
after having completed his Junior year as an engineering student at
N. C. State College, Raleigh.
Charles Ferguson, employment manager, spent part of his vaca
tion with the Civil Air Patrol on a practice mission at Wilmington,
N. C., June 6-9. His family went with him to the coast and stayed
a while at Kure Beach.
Mrs. Nellie Stowe and other members of the Gastonia Garden
Club spent a day in June at the summer residence of Charles B.
As an American citizen, perhaps the most im
portant pilgrimage you could ever make would
be a trip to the nation’s capital. This was es
pecially true for members of an employee family
who, on vacation last summer, made a week-long
tour of Washington.
As they viewed for the first time at night the
brilliantly-lighted white dome of the Capitol
building, a strange sense of pride came upon
them. It was great to be an American and a part
of such a rich tradi
tion, reminders of
which were all
about them in the
temples of our Fed-
e r a 1 Government
and in the monu
ments to the people
who have helped to
make this nation
reports that many
Firestone people who have gone to Washington
on a planned tour, declare that it is the world’s
most beautiful city.
“At any rate, Washington is altogether differ
ent from any other American city,” says Recrea
tion Director Ralph Johnson. “You couldn’t do
better on your vacation this summer than make
a pilgrimage there.”
BESIDES the impressive temples of our Gov
ernment and historic buildings and memorials,
Washington is a fine place to enjoy yourself, for
there is always an amazing store of things to
see and do.
In addition to your visit to such shrines as The
Capitol, The White House, The Supreme Court
Building and the Department of Justice—for
example—you may take your pick of a fabulous
array of recreational and entertainment oppor
tunities. These include all sorts of sports: tennis,
baseball, golf, horseshoe pitching, camping, hik
ing, swimming, fishing; boat rides up and down
the Potomac; museum and park tours and musical
concerts and stage productions.
Washington will impress you with its cleanli
ness. It was designed to be a world capital, with
spacious streets, and plenty of room for parks
and expansive grounds for the public buildings
which have since been erected.
Of the numerous planned tours available to
visitors, the Travel Service urges that you take
advantage, especially, of the many different
views of the city that the glass windows in the
top of the Washington Monument afford.
On your circuit, you likely won’t want to pass
up a visit to the White House, where guides will
tell you some of the interesting stories surroun-
ing the famous home of our Presidents.
Your pilgrimage to the nation’s capital would
be incomplete without a visit on Capitol Hill.
WHILE at the Capitol, you may see the collec
tion of art works—statues, pictures and murals.
Statuary Hall contains the statues of statesmen
from the different states who have been so hon
ored for their contribution to the country’s herit
Nearby is the Library of Congress, world’s larg
est depository of knowledge; the Supreme Court
Building, and the Folger Shakespearian Library.
For a shift in scene, a visit to the National Zoo,
operated by the Smithsonian Institution, is a
suggested stop on your tour. And there are the
parks, most famous of which is Glen Echo.
For a quiet look at buildings of the colonial
and Federal period, spend some time in George
town, for many years the only city besides Wash
ington in the District of Columbia. It became
a part of the Capital City about 75 years ago.
A “must” on your Washington tour? Mount
Vernon, of course. Here at the home of the First
President you can learn a lot of history in a
Your visit to the nation’s capital could em
brace weeks, and then you’d probably miss some
important points of interest. So, in addition to the
places mentioned as highlights here, the plant
Travel Service suggests these:
Embassies of the foreign nations on “Embassy
Row” of Massachusetts avenue and 16th street;
Old Fort Washington on the Maryland shore of
the Potomac near Mount Vernon; the Tomb of
the Unknown Soldier and the Lee-Custis Mansion
in Arlington National Cemetery; the Lincoln
Museum; the National Gallery of Art and the
Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Ask the plant Travel Service for information
on planned tours in the Washington area.
BACK HOME in the Carolinas, the open road
in July and early August beckon? to‘“d"lively
agenda of carnivals, fairs, shows and festivals.
Top place on the plant Travel Service calendar
goes to the Pageland, S. C., Watermelon Carnival,
July 7-13. Firestone travelers were among the
more than 30,000 who attended the 1956 event.
This year’s program embraces the all-South Caro
lina Plug Horse Derby, Barefoot and Apron Day;
Carnival Day, including the beauty queen con
test, bathing beauty pageant, a band concert, the
“Queen Watermelon” parade, free square dance
jamboree, and Queen’s Coronation Ball.
Interested in these events in North Carolina?
The 10th annual Craftsman’s Fair of the South
ern Highlands, Asheville, July 15-19; Southern
Baptist Training Union Leadership Assembly,
Ridgecrest, 18-24; 18th annual horse show, Hen
dersonville, 25-27; Mountain Dance and Folk
Festival, Asheville, August 1-3; “Hillbilly Day”
Highlands, August 7.
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Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Smith, Jr.,
who were married in Loray Bap
tist Church June 7, are living
in Cleveland, Ohio. Mrs. Smith,
the former Sylvia Jane Hum
phries, is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Humphries of
305 Beverly drive, Gastonia. Her
father is employed in Rayon
Mr. Smith is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Glenn Smith, Sr., of
534 East Club Circle drive.
The bride attended Ashley
High School. The bridegroom is
a graduate of Greensboro High
Gray, Linville, N. C. The party saw several private gardens and
were entertained at a buffet luncheon.
Industrial Relations Director T. B. Ipock, Jr., and his family
spent the week of June 3 at Camp Firestone, Bridgewater, N. C.
Shirley Bolding, plant guard, William Turner, Sr., and Charles
Plyler of Weaving attended Shriner ceremonies in Greensboro,
N. C., recently.
Ralph Johnson and Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Robert Pence and Mr.
Pence, Miss Barbara Abernathy and Arthur Wilson spent a week
end in June at Camp Firestone.
Lathe Operator Marvin Robinson and Horace McGinnis went
on a fishing trip in June to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Rec
reational Area. They brought home 250 pounds of dressed blues
Earl Redding, humidity foreman, Mrs. Redding and their
daughter visited in Jamestown, Yorktown, Williamsburg and Ports
mouth, Va., last month.
Benchman Jack Moore, Jr., and Mrs. Moore visited Mrs. Moore’s
parents at Franklin, N. C., in June.
Horace Robinson, electrician, Mrs. Robinson and their daughter
spent several days at Carolina Beach.
Ray Pearson, electrician, Mrs. Pearson, Miss Phoebe Pearson,
Shop secretary, Mrs. John T. Pearson and Boyd Pearson spent
June 9 with Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McQueen in Columbia, S. C. Mrs.
McQueen is Mrs. John Pearson’s daughter.
—More on page 7
Bates’ At Home
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bates are
at home at 306 South Dalton
street, Gastonia, after their mar
riage June 20 in Firestone Wes
leyan Methodist Church.
Mrs. Bates, the former Nettie
Jane Ginn, is the daughter of
Trenton Ginn of Rayon Twist
ing, and Mrs. Ginn. Mr. Bates’
parents are Mr. and Mrs. S. O.
Both young Mr. and Mrs. Bates
attended local schools.
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After a trip to Western North
Carolina, Mr. and Mrs. Milus
Cecil Lyles are at home at 412
Lower Dallas road, Gastonia.
Married in early June, Mr^ Lyles
is the son of Frontus Lyles,
Carding, and Mrs. Lyles, Spool
ing. Young Mrs. Lyles is the
former Marcia Lee Black,
daughter of Mrs. W. B. Black,
and the late Mr. Black,