Sunday Schools Stand For Faith and Freedom
Gloria Dawkins has returned home after an extended visit in
Washington, D. C. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Daw
kins. both of Carding.
Card Tender Roscoe Westmoreland and members of his family
recently attended the funeral of Mrs. Westmoreland’s mother in
Gillsville, Ga. They were accompanied on the trip by Mr. and
Mrs. Willard Ammons. Mrs. Westmoreland’s mother was Mrs. Am
Ruby Towery, daughter of Fred Towery, carding hand, re
ceived treatment in a local hospital in mid-March.
Boyd and Jean Westmoreland of Lula, Ga., were recent visitors
in the home of Roscoe Westmoreland, card tender.
Novella James, Payroll, and her husband, Carl James of Card
ing, spent a recent week end visiting relatives in Liberty, S. C.
Accompanying them on the trip were their son, Bobby James, and
A March visil with relatives in Savannah, Ga., was highlight
of a Southern trip for Pansy Falls, Payroll, her husband, Cicero
Falls of Shipping and their daughter Hollis.
Joyce Redding spent a March week end with her parents,
Earl Redding, humidifier, and Mrs. Redding of Payroll. Joyce is a
student at Appalachian State Teachers College, Boone.
David Fogle, grandson of Mrs. Marie Fogle, respooler operator,
marked his eighth birth anniversary on March 8. His many young
friends who stopped by the house to congratulate him got ice
cream and cake.
Bobby Chambers, daughter of Otho Chambers, splicer fixer;
and Mrs. Chambers, respooler tender, visited her parents on the
week end of March 8.
Respooler tender Mrs. Elmina Sutton was back at work in
mid-March after treatment in Gaston Memorial Hospital.
In mid-March Mrs. Pearl Aldridge was back on her job as
inspector in Twisting, after having undergone treatment at Gaston
Talmadge Williamson and Bobby Tyler, nephews of Mrs.
Bertha Dodgen. respooler tender, visited her in Gastonia, March
8 and 9. Talmadge, serving in the army, is scheduled to go to the
Hawaiian Islands soon.
Recent visitors of Mrs. Corrie Johnson, splicer hand, were
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Johnson and their daughter of Colfax, N. C., and
Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Mitchell of Greenville, S. C. Mrs. Mitchell
is the daughter of Mrs. Johnson.
Albert Meeks, conveyor operator, extends his appreciation to
all those of his acquaintance who contributed to the recent Heart
Fund Drive. Mr. Meeks was a volunteer solicitor for this com
Fred Gordon and Clyde Rainey, both truck operators, were on
When the United States was still a young
and hopeful country, it was far from being
the powerful nation it has since become.
Now our land is threatened by an alarming
indifference to those spiritual convictions
which inspired the signers of our Declara
tion of Independence and the authors of our
In earlier days the first Sunday Schools
were organized not only to prepare persons
for church membership, but to train and
teach the young how to live a useful Chris
From former times to today’s classes in
modern religious education for both chil
dren and parents alike, our American Sun
day School has come to stand as an institu
tion dedicated to both Faith and Freedom,
and an institution aimed at instilling the
fundamental respect for right. Such a pur
pose is each year encouraged by the Lay
men’s National Committee, when they ask
that the second week in April be set aside
to pay tribute to the Sunday Schools of all
Where better than in our Sunday Schools
can Bible truths be imparted — teachings
that lay the necessary foundation that will
remain with us all of our lives?
Ours is a troubled world—one showing
an alarming increase in juvenile crime and
violence. Thousands of dollars are being put
to work in an organized effort against
crime. That is good. Yet with all the time,
effort and money being spent, we must re
member that even a little time and money
invested in the moral and spiritual training
of our young people will bring the most last
ing and far-reaching results. Today, as
never before, our Sunday schools need to
stand as a bulwark against those angry
waves of evil sweeping the country. Every
citizen can contribute to the Sunday school.
It is a strong line of defense.
the sick list in mid-March and received treatment in Gaston
Ben R. Byers, fork truck operator in Shipping, has returned to
work after a week of visiting relatives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Will Nixon, ill for a week in March, has returned to his job
in the Opening Room.
Mrs. Iris Mundy, mother of Mrs. Lola Wilson, creeler, was im
proving in late March, after an extended illness.
In late March, Mrs. E. P. McArver received treatment in Gas
ton Memorial Hospital. She is the mother of E. P. McArver, second
hand in Winding; and Charles McArver. Cotton Scheduling.
Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Hagan and family of Greenwood, S. C.,
visited Mildred Kelton, winder tender, on a recent week end. Mr.
Hagan is the employee’s brother.
A visit to Boone, N. C. was the major stop on a recent mountain
trip for winder tender Mildred Shields and members of her family.
Pearl Peele. Winder tender, andr-members-&f'-her-'family-'visit-
ed Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Peele in Salisbury, N. C., in mid-March.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bryson came down from Whittier, N. C.,
recently, to pay a visit with winder tender Dorothy Perry and her
Liberia, the country in which
Firestone has extensive rubber
plantations, is rich in tradition
and folkways. From this colorful
land on Africa’s west coast come
these proverbs. They are repre
sentative of the philosophy of a
people whose country is one of
the few Negro republics in the
The foot that travels the road
is one that is pricked by the
It is not only giants that do
The fruit must have a stem
before it grows.
A man’s ways are good in his
Many a man dies before we
The one who listens is the one
Dawkins Scores Highest
In Rifle Competition
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Leon Dawkins, section man on second
shift Carding, was champion scorer for the
season just ended in the plant rifle marks
Forty-five men from all shifts participat
ed in the weekly target-shooting sessions,
held the past season at the Gastonia Armory.
This was the second year of the rifle-league
competition. It is a part of the plant recrea
On Eastover Drive
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Mr. and Mrs. William L. Frit-
ton are at home at 141 Eastover
drive, Gastonia, after their re
cent marriage at St. Michael’s
Roman Catholic Church.
Mrs. Fritton, employed in
Main Office, is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Turner; Sr.
Mr. Fritton is the youngest son
of Mr. and Mrs. George Fritton
of Rock Hill, S. C. ci'
Volume VIL No. 5, AprU, 1958
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 Wallace,
TWISTING—Elease Cole, Vera Carswell,
Katie Elkins, Annie Cosey, Catherine
SALES YARN TWISTING—Elmina Brad
SYC WEAVING—M a x i e Carey, Ruth
CORD WEAVING — Irene Odell, Mary
Johnson, Samuel Hill.
QUALITY CONTROL — Sally Crawford,
Leila Rape, and Louella Queen.
WINDING—Mayzelle Lewis, Ruth Clon-
CLOTH ROOM—Margie Waldrep, Mildred
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