Long Employment Records
Are Listed For October
Seven persons in five departments of the plant reached
the 15-year service milestone in October. At the same time,
there were 13 who joined the ranks of 10-year record hold
ers, while there were 5 added to the 5-year list.
All these persons have received their service pins.
Twisting; Ennis A. Blaylock,
There were no 20-year records
listed for the month.
Fifteen - year employees for
Roscoe Westmoreland, Card
ing; William Thomas Broome,
Mae H. Jones, Yvonne M. Liles,
Spinning; Emma J. Jolly, Spool
ing; John H. Gilreath, Rayon
On Museum Car
A set of early-type Non-Skid
Firestone tires has been install
ed on a 1914 Rauch and Lang
electric car at the Eisenhower
Museum in Abilene, Kan.
The tires were presented to
the museum by Raymond C.
Firestone, president of Firestone.
The Company still manufactur
es hundreds of old-type tires
for owners of antique automo
At the Abilene museum, the
car equipped with the Firestone
Non-Skid tires once belonged to
Mrs. John Sheldon Doud, mother
of Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
President Eisenhower drove the
reconditioned 1914 automobile
on one of his visits to the Doud
Madge S. Corbett, Spinning;
Alma Westbrook, Aileen H.
Brimer, Kate E. Moore, Spool
ing; Thelma Vickers, Elmer Hol
land, G. C. Patterson, Ralph
Weaver, Rayon Twisting; Aman
da S. Rogers, Albert B. Conger,
Hansford Wilkes, Cotton Weav
ing; Lawrence Burk, Shop; Lillie
William H. Lowery, Carding;
Blease L. Parks, Kathleen S.
Clark, Rayon Twisting; Irene T.
Odell, Rayon Weaving; Mable
L. Thomas, Winding.
MOST RECENT group of 20-year employees
received pins and watches in September. Seated,
from left: General Manager Harold Mercer, Mrs.
Carl Rape, Carl Rape. Standing, from left: Frank
Sparrow, John Freeman, John Herring, John
Hartgrove, Frank McDonald and Lewis Reel.
With them is Francis B. Galligan (standing,
right). Superintendent of the Cotton Division.
With Oil Firm
Harold Davis was transferred
in late October to Gastonia as
personnel and public relations
manager of all Atlantic Refining
Company service stations here.
The son of Ben Davis, Recrea
tion Center clerk, and Mrs.
Davis, Spooling, is a graduate of
Davidson College, with a BS de
gree in psychology.
In recent months he has been
in a special training program
with his company.
Mr. Davis was employed at
Firestone during summer vaca
tions, while a student in high
school and college. Many of the
service stations of his company
are Firestone franchise dealers.
Some people aren’t satisfied
with anything except what they
themselves do. And most like
ly, nobody else is satisfied with
A friendly handshake
greets you at the door
The young-marrieds find
not^r^ettir^, are^ou, that^our churcJv
or sijna^o^ue is thcjriendliestplace in town?
a warm-hearted welcome awaits^oiv there.
interests, newJriej%djs, and, most j>redoiis ^ aXi
in these iim£s, an ojpportuni^ to renew
^our^J^th, to restorejour courage y tojindpeojoe ^ soul
in ike co?npar^ ^ merv and women ^^ood, wilL.
Choir singing jjrings new
spiritual values to the
singers, to the hearers
Personal counsel, sympa
thetic help in time of
The women gather for
charitable and social
An active athletic and so
cial program keeps teen
agers busy and happy
restoreth your 60ul... IDorehlp together this U)eek
If sent by regular mail to an
overseas address after Novem
ber 15, your Christmas parcels
and cards by regular mail will
have slender chance of reach
ing their destination on time.
Parcels sent by air mail may be
started on their way between
December 1 and December 10.
These reminders come from
Gastonia Postmaster C. W. Bosh-
amer, who suggests the follow
ing pointers to further help in
sure your Yuletide mail a safe,
on-time arrival in foreign coun
1. Address mail completely
and clearly. Write legibly, or
print plainly. If the address has
a zone number, use it. Avoid ab
breviations which may confuse
2. Make sure a return address
is placed on the upper left cor
ner of Christmas cards and
parcels. That way, undelivered
mail won’t wind up in a “dead-
3. Do not enclose coins or
other hard objects in letters
without marking the envelope
for hand cancellation and post
4. Avoid sending cash in your
parcels. Use postal money orders
5. Pack your gifts in durable
containers, securely wrapped.
Gifts of a delicate nature, such
as glass, must be marked
“Fragile”. You run the risk of
spoilage when you ship perish
able items, too.
6. Insure parcels.
OTHER suggestions on over
For parcels shipped by surface
mail, the weight limit is 70
pounds, except that a limit of
50 pounds applies to certain
overseas destinations addressed
through New York, N. Y.
Maximum size of gifts sent by
surface mail is 100 inches in
length and girth combined.
Parcels sent air mail must not
weigh more than two pounds
or exceed 30 inches in size—
length and girth combined.
In addition to the usual articles
normally prohibited in the mails,
matches of all kinds and lighter
fluid may not be sent to over
seas military addresses. Some
areas ban the mailing of cig
arettes and other tobacco prod
ucts, coffee, and soap.
To avoid error and possible
disappointment, inquire at your
post office about rules of over
—From Page 1
Miller, F. B. Galligan; John P.
Smith and Mr. and Mrs. B. R.
Rogers. Of these winners,
several persons received honor
able mention, in addition to the
Earlier in the week, before
the opening of “Variety in Au
tumn”, students at Abernethy
School conducted a publicity
poster contest in connection with
the show. Of Firestone family
children, Carol Ann Wylie and
Carl Beaver were among first-
Textiles Lead In North Carolina
The North Carolina State Department of Conservation and
Development says that the textiles industry, by almost all standards
of measurement, constitutes North Carolina’s largest manufacturing
enterprise. The textiles industry predominates in number of es
tablishments, total employees, wages paid, value of products, and
value added by manufacture.
More than 234,000 persons are employed in the textile indus
try in the North State out of a total of 452,000 engaged in manu
facturing of all kinds.
The North Carolina textile industry has about six million
spindles in place.
The textile annual payroll in the state is about $650,000,000—
the largest of a single industry in the state.
The total direct and indirect taxes paid to state and local gov
ernments by the textile industry and the people who work for it
in North Carolina amount to about $30,000,000 annually.