GOING PLACES. . . SEEING THINGS
Miss Jerry Barton, her brother Bobby, and their parents, Mr,
and Mrs. Tommy Barton, spent a recent week end in Danville, Va.,
where they attended a Johnson family reunion. Miss Barton works
in the payroll department.
Mrs. Jane Morehead of 224 Walker street. Kings Mountain, is a
newcomer to the accounting department.
Miss Peggy Hanna, purchasing department, spent a recent week
end visiting friends in Norfolk, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Brown of Asheville spent a week end
in May with her parents, Blair Hovis of Twisting, and Mrs. Hovis.
William Cosey of Carding, Mrs. Cosey. a reclaimer in Twisting,
and other members of their family attended a recent Cosey family
reunion held in Greenwood, S. C.
Mrs. Catherine Fletcher, tie-end hand, Mrs. Bertha Dodgen and
Mrs. Minnie Welch, both respooler tenders, spent the week end
of May 11 visiting relatives in McColl, S. C.
John Gilreath. utility man in Twisting, and Mrs. Gilreath. tie-
end hand in Weaving, recently visited Mr. and Mrs. Lee Williams,
former Firestone employees who now live in Black Mountain,
N. C. Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Gilreath are sisters. While at Black
Mountain, the Gilreaths looked over the new Ideal Motel operated
by the Williams’.
Miss Bobbie Chambers of Greensboro was home May 11 for
a visit with her parents, Otho Chambers, splicer fixer, and Mrs.
Chambers, respooler tender.
If You Would
Than The Ladder
Falls can be blamed for one
out of every six work accidents
in the United States. According
io a recent survey, about 3,000
persons are killed on the job
every year because of falls. And
from this cause, the number of
injuries alone runs into many
Improper use of ladders are
chief among the causes of falls.
And injuries resulting from them
are usually the more serious and
Frank Ellison. Shop workman,
demonstrates the safe way to
work from a ladder. He has
planted it at the proper angle,
taking care that the distance
from the wall to the bottom of
the ladder is approximately one-
fourth the total length of the
His treaded shoes are firmly
set on the substantial rungs of
the metal ladder. One hand is
used to hold on while the other
is left free to wash the windows
of the Multi-Stage Nylon Unit.
At the bottom, and outside the
picture, the ladder is positioned
securely on rubber-tipped feet.
Mountains To Seashore: June Travel Variety
When June “busts out all over” in North Caro
lina and South Carolina, it’s the time of year for
Firestone travelers to see a lavish display of
mountain laurel, flame azalea and crimson rho
dodendron in the Blue Ridge and Great Smokies.
Moreover, it’s time to enjoy the surf and sun, fine
fishing from mountains to coast, and to attend
opening performances of the big outdoor histori
These reminders come from Plant Recreation,
and the Travel Information Service which op
erates to help you plan for the most pleasure on
week-end trips and vacation tours.
With the outdoor season beckoning employees
to picnic-camping-sightseeing travel, you will
want to check the wealth of facilities available in
State parks. In South Carolina alone, more than
two dozen State parks welcome you with free
admission every day in the year. For a descrip
tive leaflet, write: South Carolina State Com
mission of Forestry, Division of State Parks, Co
lumbia. For information on North State parks,
write North Carolina Travel Bureau, Department
of Conservation and Development, Raleigh.
OF THE upland flower parade in June, most
famous is the Rhododendron Festival, held an
nually atop 6,280-foot Roan Mountain near
Bakersville. Highlight of the June 21-22 program
is the crowning of two beauty queens, one each
from North Carolina and Tennessee. Officials
from both states are guest speakers. Highways
26 and 261 connect Roan Mountain to the Blue
North Carolina’s three leading starlight his
torical dramas play nightly except Monday from
late June through August. Lavishly staged in
mountain and coastal settings, the colorful plays
are each produced in their own spacious amphi
theatre, accessible by good motor roads. Lighted
free parking is provided for autos, and tourist ac
commodations are nearby. This year’s schedule
for the three leading dramas: “Unto These Hills”
at Cherokee in the Great Smokies, June 24-
August 31; “The Lost Colony”, Manteo on Roa
noke Island, June 28-August 31; and “Horn In
The West”, Boone in the Blue Ridge Mountains,
June 28-September 1.
Site of the nation’s first permanent English
settlement is one of the outstanding traveler at
tractions again this summer. Historic James
town, Va., and Jamestown Festival Park are in
Last year’s Jamestown Festival and its event
commemorating the 350th anniversary of the na
tion’s founding attracted more than 2,000,000
visitors to the Jamestown-Williamsburg-York-
town area. It is expected that total attendance in
the arda, including restored Colonial Williams
burg, will attract a comparable number this
ADDING TO the exhibits, the Jamestown Fes
tival will repeat last year’s run of Paul Green’s
outdoor drama “The Founders”, July 8 through
August 31. The Revolutionary-era play “The
Common Glory”, will be presented this year
June 24-August 31. Both will be staged at Wil
liamsburg—“The Founders” each afternoon, and
“The Common Glory” each night, Mondays ex
Back home in North Carolina, several special
events of a festival nature are scheduled for
June. Besides the Rhododendron Festival already
listed, there are “The Singing on the Mountain,”
at Linville, and the State Singing Convention at
Benson, both on June 22. At the village of Old
Salem, Winston-Salem, a Festival of Moravian
Music will be held June 23-29. The 22nd annual
Transylvania Music Camp at Brevard runs from
June 19 through August 24.
Should you care to combine your sightseeing
with self-improvement, there are available in
North Carolina vacation-planned classes and
workshops in various creative arts. At Burns
ville, the 12th season of painting classes is
June 21-August 30. At Hendersonville’s Huckle
berry Mountain Camp, a nature workshop and
classes in crafts and photography, from June
15-29; and from June 20-July 19, classes in pho
tography, art and writing. The John C. Campbell
Folk School at Brasstown will offer special class
es in recreation, June 23-July 4.
Care Adds Service To Outboard Motor
If given reasonable care, your
outboard motor will last well
and help you to fishing safety
and boating fun. Simple mainte
nance procedures take little time,
require almost no special skill
and no special set of tools.
Put this basic set of recom
mendations into practice and see
the extra service you can get
from your motor:
1. Check and clean spark plugs
regularly. If they are pitted or
carbonized, replace them.
2. Several times in a season
lubricate with heavy grease all
external moving parts. Keep
lower unit filled with the type
of lubricant recommended by the
3. Make regular check of cot
ter pins or shear pins and re
place when worn. File nicks out
of propellor blades to keep
smooth and even. Check pro
pellor for cracks and warp.
4. If fuel lines show cracks
and leaks, replace immediately.
5. Wash the motor regularly
with warm water and mild de
tergent. Pay special attention to
the lower unit, removing any ac
cumulated water residue.
6. Retouch chips or scratches
in the motor finish, using color-
matching enamel. Buff enameled
surface with fine sandpaper and
shield surrounding area with
paper and masking tape before
7. As a finishing touch, apply
a thin coat of light oil to exterior
portions of motor. Or, apply a
good automobile wax. Use a soft,
clean cloth. Because your motor
operates in water, a silicone-base
wax will give good service.
Cover your motor from weather
when not in use.
U.S. TE XTILES
Working for a
Growth Depends Upon Workmanship
Our businesses of today were the small businesses of
yesterday; the big businesses of tomorrow are the small
businesses of today. But only by doing a better job for the
American people can a business become big—and, in our
highly competitive system, only by continuing to do a better
job can it stay big.
Volume VII. No. 7, June, 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—Ehnina 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