Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: The only way to help yourself is to help others. —Elbert Hubbard Tir«$ton« S5JI1W GASTONIA We are here not to get all we can out of life for ourselves, but to try to make the lives of others happier. —Sir William Osier VOLUME VI GASTONIA, N. C., OCTOBER, 1957 No. 10 15 PARTICIPATING AGENCIES UF Appeal Begins October 10 The sixth annual Employees United Fund appeal is scheduled for October 10-Novem- ber 10. The drive will be conducted alongside the Greater Gastonia United Fund effort which begins October 10 and will conclude November 8. General Superintendent Nelson Kessell, for the sixth consecutive year chairman of the fund-gathering effort, has an nounced that employees will have the opportunity this year to contribute to the 15 par ticipating agencies of the Greater Gastonia United Fund. In past years, the plant drive allowed for contributions to a few additional agencies beyond the Greater Gastonia UF list. The 1957 drive procedure at the plant has been changed somewhat from that of past years. Instead of making con tributions to individual com munity and charitable agencies, employees will be asked to give on a “Fair Share” basis, to the total list of organizations in the Gastonia Fund. The approved list of these organizations: Red Cross, Gas ton Big Brothers, Junior Police Athletic Club, Gaston Life Sav ing Crew, Girl Scouts, Red Shield Boys Club, Salvation Army, United Cerebral Palsy Association, United Medical Re search Foundation, USO, Chil dren’s Home Society, Florence Crittenton Home, National Travelers Aid Society, United Medical Research Foundation of N. C., and United Fund and Council, Inc. The “Fair-Share” formula is based upon contributions sug gested by the United Foundation and adopted to the plant’s own wage and salary structure. Vol unteer solicitors who will re- —Turn to Page 6 THE PROGRAM was launch ed with a kickoff rally, a down town parade featuring a float with a reproduction of the Liberty Bell, and a rally in front of the Firestone plant. Highlighting the September 23 program to get the drive under way was the appearance of Mrs. Russell Smith of Tulsa, Okla., “Mrs. United States Savings —Turn to Page 8 nrn a z? 4 ca ppT y These children are on their way to school. They’ll be crossing streets, perhaps hurrying home at lunch time, and always eager to get home at the end of the school day. So drive carefully. Drive slowly near their school. Don’t pass a school bus when it’s stopped to take on or discharge passengers. These youngsters, sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guffey, attend Abernethy School and Wray Junior High. Their father is a second hand in Quality Control, their mother a splicer in Rayon Weaving. In the picture, from left: Jean, third grade; Michael, first grade; Linda, eighth grade and Bruce, fourth grade. The Guffey brothers and sisters are representative of all the children who have started to school within the past few weeks. So wherever you drive, your thoughtfulness and cau tion every day will make the streets and highways safer for the children throughout the school year. Purchase Of Savings Bonds At Record High People at Firestone Tex tiles are buying U. S. Savings Bonds at the rate of 99.2 per cent of the plant’s current employment. This all-time record figure was reached during the “Share in Ameri ca” Week in Gaston County, September 23-29. In the special Bonds selling effort here, Firestone sought to surpass its 97.1 per cent record of last year. The plant was among the industrial and busi ness firms in the county taking part in the special effort, ar ranged by the Treasury Depart ment. Gaston County was the first location in the Southeast selected for the special promo tion campaign. O. K. Forrester, overseer in Spooling-Winding, was plant chairman for the drive, and General Manager Harold Mercer was payroll savings chairman in the county for the “Share in America” Week. In top photo: "Mrs. U.S. Savings Bonds" (right) and ^rs. North Carolina" take a lesson on cotton staple ^rom Cotton Division Superintendent F. B. Galligan (center), and Walter Johnson of the N. C. Savings ®onds division of the Treasury Department. Above, left: General Manager Harold Mercer presents a Fire stone radio to "Mrs. U.S. Savings Bonds" and to "Mrs. North Carolina." Above, right: Employees who volunteered as in- Plant Bonds solicitors attended a meeting on the open ing day of the drive. Seated, from left: Rosie Francum, Shop; Colene Bennett, Cable Twisting; Ruth Cloninger, Winding; Sallie Crawford, Quality Control; Elizabeth Harris, Winding; "Mrs. North Carolina"; O. K. Forester, plant Bonds chairman; "Mrs. U.S. Savings Bonds" and current "Mrs. Oklahoma"; Hazel Foy, Ply Twisting; Edna Harris, Carding; Lillie A. Brown, Spin ning; Della Lipford, SYC Weaving; Dorothy Baber, Ply Twisting. Standing from left: John Hendricks. Warehouse; Gary Lyles, Rayon Weaving; Coy Bradshaw, Carding; Fred Morrow, Warehouse; Jimmie Lou Hartgrove, Spooling; Bonnie Dockery, Sales Yarn Twisting; Inez Rhyne, Cloth Room; Beatrice Carver, SYC Weaving; Irene Odell, Rayon Weaving; Aileen Brimer, Spooling. Solicitors not present for the picture were: Vera Carswell, Rayon Twisting; Maude Peeler, Spinning; Rosalie Burger, Spooling; Hazel Nolen, Winding; Mary Johnson, Cord Weaving; J. M. Piercy, Rayon Twisting.

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