GUARD YOUR LIFE
Look Your Best At Work
In Safety-Styled Togs
The clothes you wear at work could cause you to lose your life—or save it.
As the seasons of the year come and go, men and women alike get a yearning for
something “new,” whether it is a new suit, dress or hat, or just the latest type sports shirt,
or a gay new tie.
Men and women on the job at Firestone Textiles can look their best at work, too,
when they are dressed in the latest and most fashionable safety clothing. These clothes
and accessories not only keep the wearers in style, but keep them safe.
EDGAR FOY knows ihai in an unguarded
moment Ihe light of sight can go out for life. So
while working at his Shop lathe he wears safety
goggles and also a nosepiece which protects
against flying metal particles.
DONALD HOYLE of the welding shop values
the wisdom of dressing properly for the job. Of
course, he will drop the helmet shield when he
begins to weld the metal before him. Too, he is
wearing special gloves to protect against burns.
JANE RICE wears blue jeans and works in style at her job in
SYC Weaving. The close-fitting jeans are less likely to be caught
in moving parts of the loom.
RICHARD LITTLEJOHN, gear machine operator in the Shop,
makes sure he has the protection of a hardtop hat when working in
places where there is danger of falling objects from above his head.
Rice Buying Makes Firestone
A Leading Farm Customer
MARION BURRIS of the synthetic treating
unit is behind this well-styled outfit. The apron,
gloves, respirator and goggles protect the work
man against powerful acids and caustics.
MAFORD SANDERS, Supply, knows that a
heavy machine part, such as he is holding, could
mean a painful injury, if accidentally dropped
on the foot. So he wears safety shoes.
Purchases of 2,000,000 pounds
of rice a month make the Fire
stone Company one of the na
tion’s leading farm customers.
pounds of the grain are bought
annually in the United States to
feed the Company’s thousands of
plantation employees and for re
sale to the Liberian population.
Imports into Liberia are neces
sary to supplement that coun
try’s home grown food supply.
Firestone began sending rice
to the West African republic
soon after starting a plantation
there in 1925. Enough rice is kept
on hand to feed 25,000 employees
and their families.
“We buy most of our rice from
the Louisiana-Texas area,” said
Norman Smith, Firestone pur
chasing agent. “But we have
made purchases in Brazil, Italy,
Spain and the Far East when
the supply was low in this coun
“Liberians have favored
brown, unpolished rice in the
past. In recent years we have
been sending vitamin fortified
rice and they seem to like it,”
Mr. Smith said.
RICE shipments to Liberia are
supplemented with canned meat
and fish to bring up the protein
content of the native diet. Local
production of dry rice accounts
for five per cent of the planta
tion’s food needs.
“Rice is sold to our Liberian
employees at a fixed price,” Mr.
Smith said. “We never alter the
price per pound to conform to
what it costs the Company. In
fact, we normally sell to em
ployees at 75 to 80 per cent be
Introduction of swamp rice in
Liberia is expected to increase
the local yield. Seven and a half
million of the 24,000,000 pounds
shipped annually are diverted
for consumption by the general
“We hope local crops will in
crease to the point where the
company will not have to import
more than is needed for planta
tion personnel,” Mr. Smith said.
THE HILLS BEYOND
Funeral services for Mrs. Sara
Delphia Henard, 89, were held
at Beech Avenue Baptist
Church, Gastonia, September 11.
Burial was in Thompson Chapel
Cemetery, Spartanburg, S. C.
Mrs. Grace Neely, of the Card
ing department, is among the
three daughters and one son
who survive Mrs. Henard.
Mrs. John Coffin, sister-in-
law of Edna Dawkins, drawing
tender in Carding, died in Oc