ANOTHER LONG RECORD—William E. Pope, Spinning dof-
fer (cenler), received his walch and lapel pin from General Manager
Harold Mercer, upon completion of 20 years of service November
16. Thomas Ipock, Jr., director of Industrial Relations, was on
hand for the presentation.
Twenty-Year Service Roster
Stood At 275 In November
William E. Pope, doffer in Spinning, walked onto the
job for the first time here November 16, 1937. When he re
ceived his service pin and gold watch on the 20th anni
versary of his employment, his entry on the record ad
vanced the total number of people in that category to 275.
At the same time in Novem
ber there were 14 others who
were marking long-term service
anniversaries. Each of them has
received the appropriate service
Bathroom A Leader
In Home Accidents
Of the accidents that happen to
people in this country, statistics
show that a greater number of
mishaps occur in the home than
at work or on the highways. And
of the rooms in the house where
a lion’s share of accidents hap
pen, the bathroom calls for safe-
where young children are in
To help you prevent painful
injury and illness of youngsters,
here are a few basic principles,
suggested by safety experts:
No matter what happens in
the house, never leave a child
unattended in the bathroom.
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December is Off-the-Job Safe
ty Month at Firestone Textiles.
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Even a few moments may be
long enough to spell serious in
jury or death.
Keep the water heater in the
house below the scalding point.
This would be around 125 de
Equip your medicine chest
with a lock or foolproof latch—
that poisons, aspirin, laxatives
and other medicines may be
kept safe. A young child is es
pecially enticed by such dangers
Don’t have slippery finishes on
the bathroom floor. Tiles and
other floor surfaces which do not
require waxing and shining are
FIRESTONE FAMILY LIVING
Try These Recipes For Festive Holiday Fare
Whether up and down the territory around her 1041 Ridge avenue home, at a church
social function, or on her warping job in Spooling, you’re likely to hear people say of Vina
Robinson, “She’s a top-rate cook.” And her reputation in this field of domestic art is es
pecially confirmed by members of her family, who keep a sort of “quality control” check
on all the palatable creations she turns out. Her husband, Carmon F. Robinson, doffer in
Spinning, will tell you that.
Crumble crackers until fine. Cut marshmallows
into this. Add dates, nuts and milk. Stir until all
ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Put in re
frigerator until well cooled. Slice and serve with
or without whipped cream. Goes well with coffee.
The upcoming Christmas holiday season, with
its associations of family visits and festive fare,
naturally suggests these oft-proven recipes which
Mrs. Robinson offers here for December.
Roasted Boston Pork, Sesame Stuffing
4 to 6 pound Boston pork butt
Have bones removed from roast, so that a
pocket is left for stuffing. Sew up one side, leav
ing other side open for stuffing.
Fill with sesame (see instructions for making
stuffing). Sew or skewer opening. Season out
side with salt and pepper. Place meat fat side
up on rack in open roasting pan. Do not add
water. Leave pan uncovered. Roast in moderate
ly hot oven (350 degrees F.), allowing 45 to 50
minutes per pound. Roast yields 10 to 12 servings.
Creamy Mint Pillows
2 cups confectioners’
V2 cup butter (no sub
V2 cup water
Combine and boil until syrup forms hard ball
when dropped into cold water. Pour on buttered
marble or ceramic slab. Add a few drops oil of
peppermint. Allow to cool. Pull until creamy and
cut into small pillow-shaped portions.
Mints must be stored in airtight containers to
assure creaminess. Allow several days for mints
to cream satisfactorily at room temperature.
Avery W. Carpenter, Spinning;
Andrew R. Starnes, Rayon
Twisting; Reta B. Roland,
Geneva K. Stroupe, Rayon
Weaving; Genever A. Johnson,
James B. Lucas, Spinning;
Maggie Reed, Spooling; Leonard
W. Burleson, Cotton Twisting;
Samuel Hewitt, Eva G. Pilking-
ton, Mildred A. Smith, Rayon
Weaving; Grace Christopher,
Mary H. Dawkins, Rayon
Twisting; Wiley Treadway,
TEACH children “soap safe
ty.” Keep it returned to the
dishes, so that floor and bath
tub will not be made slippery.
Because children are tempted
to taste many things they see,
keep cleaning supplies out of
reach. Strong alkalies and acids
used to unclog drains are dan
Promptly dispose of used razor
blades, and see that new ones
are out of reach of children.
Tweezers, scissors and other
sharp instruments are danger
Teach children the danger of
electricity. Never allow them to
take a radio to the bathroom.
Touching the appliance while
bathing can—and often does—
result in electrocution.
Provide a movable. step or
wide-base stool for children, so
they can reach water faucets. A
mirror placed low on the wall
will help discourage climbing
onto the water basin for a look
in the mirror usually placed
Use a non-skid mat in the tub
when bathing children.
2 cubes beef bouillon
V2 cup hot water 2
1/2 cup chopped celery
Vi cup chopped onion %
Vz cup butter or mar
3 cups toasted bread
Dissolve bouillon cubes in hot water. Cook
celery and onions in butter or margarine for 5
minutes. Toast sesame seeds until lightly brown
ed. Combine all ingredients, tossing lightly until
cup sesame seeds
1 egg slightly beaten
Hungarian Nut Roll
1 pound box graham
1 pound dates cut in 1
1 large can condensed 1
1 pound marshmallows 1
cut in fourths
1 teaspoon vanilla 1
1 pound (before shell
ed) pecans cut in
pound (before shell
ed) English walnuts
pound box seeded
IN HER KITCHEN at 1041 Ridge avenue, Mrs.
Robinson prepares ingredients for the Hungarian
Nut Roll, recipe for which is included in this
European Auto-Rubber Industry Grows
There is evidence of substanti
al growth in three related areas
of the economy of Free Europe,
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr. noted
on a recent trip abroad.
The Company Chairman, re
turning in November from an
inspection tour of Firestone
European manufacturing and
sales facilities, commented;
“I was greatly impressed by
the growth in the number of
motor vehicles on the road in
western Europe, expansion of
the area’s rubber manufacturing
activities, and the increasing use
of synthetic rubber.”
Mr. Firestone observed that
between 1950 and 1956 the total
increase in the number of motor
vehicles in operation in Great
Britain, France, Western Ger
many, Italy and Spain was 88
per cent—a remarkable rise.
During that period in the United
States the increase was 33 per
In just one year, 1955-56, the
increase in these European coun
tries was 14 per cent, while it
was 4 per cent in the United
THE RISING level of activity
in the rubber industry can best
be measured by the increasing
tonnage of rubber consumed,
Mr. Firestone observed. In West
ern Europe and Great Britain,
consumption of both natural and
synthetic rubber increased 46
per cent between 1950 and 1956
from 550,000 to 802,000 long tons.
In the United States, during the
same period, the increase was
from 1,258,557 long tons to 1,-
436,482 or 14 per cent.
“Consumption of the synthetic
product has increased 8 times in
the short period 1950 to 1956
from 18,800 long tons to 150,000
long tons,” the Chairman said.
The family circle is our first drill ground of Christian
character. The family is not only, as has often been said, the
unit of civilization; it is the test of civilization. The stability
and endurance of any nation are in proportion to the in
tegrity and coherence of its family group.
—Ralph W. Sockman
Volume VI, No. 12
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