NOVEMBER, 1957 S3HW1 PAGE 7 SERVICE MILESTONES 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, Quality Control. Ten Years There were no 20-year records listed for the month. Fifteen - year employees for October are: Roscoe Westmoreland, Card ing; William Thomas Broome, Mae H. Jones, Yvonne M. Liles, Spinning; Emma J. Jolly, Spool ing; John H. Gilreath, Rayon Non-Skid Tires 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 biles. 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 home. 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 Seism, Winding. Five Years 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. Employees’ Son 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 that. A friendly handshake greets you at the door The young-marrieds find congenial friends Friendliest place in town 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 trouble The women gather for charitable and social activities An active athletic and so cial program keeps teen agers busy and happy restoreth your 60ul... IDorehlp together this U)eek Overseas Mailing Deadline Near 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 tries. 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 mail handlers. 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- letter” office. 3. Do not enclose coins or other hard objects in letters without marking the envelope for hand cancellation and post marking. 4. Avoid sending cash in your parcels. Use postal money orders or checks. 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 seas mailing: 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 seas mailing. ^Variety’ Winners —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 ribbon awards. 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- place winners. 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.

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