SHOP BY MAIL—J. E. Spencer, retired Firestone Textiles
employment manager, looks over the expanded catalog of mail order
merchandise. Betty Mays at the Gastonia Firestone Store explains
the catalog order department setup, which makes possible the de
livery of more than 5,000 items for every use in the home, garden
Expanded Mail Order Service
At Local Firestone Store
Catalog order departments
have been installed, and already
existing departments have been
expanded in thousands of Fire
stone dealer and Company stores
to handle the firm’s full line of
home and auto supplies.
The Gastonia Firestone store
has expanded its mail order fa
cilities to better serve employees
and customers in this area.
The new department of the
Company opens the door to a
whole new field of merchandis
ing throughout the country, a
spokesman for the home and
auto supply division said.
The Company can now
promise delivery on more than
5,000 items for every need in
the home, garden and auto.
Orders for merchandise not
normally carried in store stock
are shipped direct from a near
by home and auto supply ware
house. Orders are written on the
spot by store salesmen and for
warded to the warehouses. Then
the merchandise is shipped
promptly by mail, express or
Company store?,.and dealers
have complete staffs of salesmen
who will process orders soon
after they are received.
Men From Plant Attending
Vocational Textile School
Six employees are among
the almost 300 students enrolled
this term at the North Carolina
Vocational Textile School, Bel
mont. Those from Firestone are
taking courses in yarn manufac
turing, weaving and designing,
and mill maintenance.
Firestone students, with their
course of study and department
at the plant, are: Yarn Manu
facturing—Fred J. Davis, Qual
ity Control; Clarence W. Don
aldson, Jr., Jarvis H. Plemmons
and Jack E. Tino, all Rayon
Weaving and Designing—Ben
jamin F. Massey, Rayon Weav
ing. Mill Maintenance—^William
D. Hyleman, Rayon Weaving.
Classes run from 8:20 a.m. to
1 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 6:30
p.m., Monday through Friday.
In publicizing the opening of
the Vocational School term,
Principal Chris E. Folk pointed
out the great demand for train
ed textile workers below the
“Employees may work a full
shift in the mill, study textiles
in a technical way three or four
hours a day, and still live at
home with the family,” Mr. Folk
The Principal emphasized that
there is no tuition for a resident
of North Carolina, if the student
attends the school as a non-vet-
“The only cost is the cost of
books, which amounts to $12 to
$15, depending on the course
of study. Students attending un
der the GI Bill have to pay tui
tion, which is calculated on the
actual cost of running the
school,” Mr. Folk said.
FIRESTONE FAMILY LIVING
Try These Recipes For An October Treat
To Ethelene Nichols there is a definite relationship between the exacting standards of
good home cooking and the careful inspection of cotton sales fabric in the Cloth Room.
The first shift Cloth Room inspector thinks in terms of quality — whether she is
sending Osnaberg fabric on its way to mark2t, or preparing a Sunday dinner in her home
at 1710 West Davidson street.
Mrs. Nichols first came to work here more than 20 years ago, but has had some
leaves of absence. Recently she received a five-year pin, representing her longest single
period of employment.
Her husband, Milton Nichols, is a second hand in Spooling-Winding.
The Cloth Room employee has
passed along some of her inter
est in cooking to her children.
Her daughter Betty, a senior at
Ashley High School, studied
home economics her last year
in Junior High School and the
first two years at Ashley.
Mother and daughter derive
much pleasure from trying out
and perfecting new recipes to
add to their expanding collec
tion. The Nichols’, members of
Fairview Baptist Church, often
entertain at church circle meet
ings in their home. This is a
good proving ground for the
cooking and baking they do for
RECIPES featured here are
time-tested favorites in the
Nichols household. To place
credit where it is due, details
for the chicken pot pie are sup
plied by Mrs. Nichols. From Bet
ty comes the recipe for the
pumpkin custard, a suggested
treat for an autumn-time des
Chicken Pot Pie
4 lb. stewing chicken
2 teaspoons salt
4 outer branches celery,
2 carrots cut in-pieces'—
1 small onion, sliced
3 sprigs parsley
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup sweet milk
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
Cut chicken into serving
pieces. Pack pieces compactly
into cooking kettle. Sprinkle
with the salt. Add celery, car
rots, onion and parsley. Bare
ly cover with cold water. Put
on tight fitting lid and heat to
boiling. Reduce heat to simmer
ing and cook until tender—IVz
Mcther-DEughter Cooking Team: Mrs. Ethelene Nichols and
Betty spend many interesting hours in the kitchen at 1710 West
to 2 hours, depending upon age
of chicken. Fifteen minutes be
fore chicken is done, add dump
lings, prepared according to
SIFT the 2 cups flour three
times with the salt and baking
powder. Drop in shortening. Cut
it in with 2 knives, one in each
hand, working knives back and
forth, until mixture resembles
coarse corn meal. Add milk all
at once and stir quickly with
fork until stiff. Pat out to 1/4
inch thickness. Cut in 1 and 2-
inch strips and drop on top of
stew. Cover and simmer 15 min-
If I could get one message across to the youth of this country
it would be that success in life does not depend upon genius.
Any young man of ordinary intelligence, who is normally
sound and not afraid of work, should succeed in spite of handi
caps and obstacles, if he plays the game fairly and squarely and
keeps everlastingly at it.
Life’s possibilities are measured by determination.
—James C. Penney
utes, making sure lid is not
lifted during this time. May be
served in the skillet or placed
in a deep platter. Makes 6 to 7
1 cup fresh-cooked or
2 eggs slightly beaten
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup cream or milk
1/8 teaspoon grated
MIX pumpkin with eggs,
sugar, salt and spices. Stir in
cream and orange rind. Pour
mixture into custard cups. Set
cups in shallow pan of hot
water, high enough to reach al
most to top of cups. Bake in a
moderately-slow oven (around
325 degrees F) about 40 minutes,
or until custard tests done.
Asian Flu Shots On The Way
Vaccine is on the way to the plant medical department,
so that free Asian flu inoculations may be available to em
ployees who desire them.
The Industrial Relations department says that the bul
letin boards will announce the dates when the vaccine will
be administered by the medical department under direction
of Dr. W. B. Parks, plant physician. It is expected that the
inoculations can begin sometime in October.
For the past several years Firestone has made available
free inoculations against the common influenza. Because of
the impending threat of Asian flu, only the vaccine against
that disease will be dispensed here this year.
Volume VI, No. 10
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Firestone Textiles Division.
Gastonia, North Carolina. Department of Industrial Relations
CARDING—Edna Harris, Jessie Ammons.
SPINNING—Lillie Brown, Mary Turner,
SPOOLING—Nell Bolick, Ophelia WaUace,
TWISTING—Elease Cole, Louise Long,
Dean Haun, Vera Carswell, Katie
Elkins, Annie Cosey.
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Brad
SYC WEAVING—Lucille Davis, Maxie
Carey, Ruth Veitch.
CORD WEAVING — Irene Odell, Mary
QUALITY CONTROL — Sally Crawford,
Leila Rape, and Louella Queen.
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Ruth Clon-
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrep.
PLASTIC DIP—Jennie Bradley.
MAIN OFFICE—Doris McCready.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS—Flora Pence.
WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert
Meeks, Rosevelt Rainey, Marjorie Falls.
Claude Callaway, Editor
Charles Clark, Photographer