Boy Scouts Earn Honors
“He has appeared at a Court of
Honor for advancement or an
award each month for more than
two years. He has not missed a
scout meeting since Troop 2 was
organized in October of 1955.
Gene’s work on the God and
Country Award convinced his
pastor at First Baptist Church of
McAdenville that Scouting is a
good work—and now, there is
Troop 3 in that community, and
sponsored by Gene’s church.
"GENE LIKES to help the
new boys in the troop, and has
led every second-class hike in
the past two years. He has help
ed to carry his scoutmaster
through many a problem of the
JUNE 27-JULY 6
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—From page 1
The Harvey S. Firestone Jr.,
Awards program provides an in
centive for Scouts to work to
ward improvement and attain
ment. It was originally named
for John W. Thomas, honoring
the former Company Chairman.
Since Mr. Thomas’ death, the
present Chairman of the Com
pany has promoted Boy Scout
interests for the organization on
a national scale. He has headed
the awards program in all U.S.
plant cities where the Company
operates major factories. The
program was begun at the Gas
tonia plant in 1946.
Boys contesting for the Fire
stone awards are appraised on
their general Scout record,
church participation, school rec
ord, and their required scout-
Besides the top winner. Boy
Scouts honored at the May 29
Gastonia — Troop 2: Michael
Parrish; Troop 4: Bobby Ed
wards, Ted Thomas, John Car-
—From page 5
1. Ulysses Simpson Grant; 2.
James Abram Garfield; 3. Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow; 4. War
ren Gamaliel Harding; 5. Robert
Edward Lee; 6. Booker Talia
ferro Washington; 7. James
Knox Polk; 8. Dwight Lyman
Moody; 9. Thomas Alva Edison;
10. Jefferson Finis Davis.
—From page 5
Juanita (Mickie) McDonald, as
a serious student at the one-
room school in Rachel, W. Va.
She works in the Twisting de
Rhyne Family Back In Brazil
After Extended U. S. Visit
William A. Rhyne is back in
Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he has
resumed his duties as assistant
to the manager of the Company’s
textile plant there. He and Mrs.
Rhyne, with their daughters
Anne and Linda, returned to
South America in early May, by
boat from New Orleans. They
had spent a three-month vaca
tion at their home in Gastonia.
Mario do Carmo Franco of Sao
Paulo joined them for part of
their visit to the United States.
She has been the Rhynes’ in
structor in the Portuguese lan
guage during their first three
years in Brazil.
The Rhynes went to Sao Paulo
son; Troop 6: Joe Grooms,
Michael Yelton, Michael Quinn,
• Paul Quinn, Julian Summey, Ed
ward D. Veasey, Barry Vaughn,
Terry Foote, Richard Brumley,
David Barr, Vance Ipock, Jimmy
Ipock, John William Hudson.
Troop 11; Richard Stapleton,
Lonnie E. Smith, Bill Whisnant;
Troop 13: John P. Galligan,
Frankie Galligan, Pat Walsh;
Troop 14; John Knox, Henry C.
Thomason, Jr.; Troop 20; G.
Lynn Featherstone, Gerald Lee
Gilstrap; Troop 35; Richard
Canipe, William Robinson,
Banks L. McArver, III.
Bessemer City—Troop 1; Ker-
mit Lee Hutchins, Jr., Steve
Dallas—Troop 1; Sidney Ingle,
John Lester Cloninger; Troop 2;
Danny M. Moss, Jerry Fogle.
Hardin — Troop 1; Tommy
Martin, Dennis Lee Setzer, Jr.
McAdenville—Troop 2; Curtis
L. Floyd, Reggie Wright, Donald
E. Lewis, Stephen Douglas
Olney—Troop 1; Van Riley.
Ranlo—Troop 2; James Eng
land, Keith P. Layel, John D.
Layel, McCoy Watts, Jr., Clar
ence Ford, Jr.
IN THE CIRCLE OF SAFETY
There were 619 vehicles checked for safety during the free auto
inspection at the Gastonia plant May 19-23. They included those of
employees, the general public, the Gastonia Police Department,
and several from the State Highway Patrol. Check lanes were part
of a nationwide program by which the Company cooperated with
the national voluntary Vehicle Safety-Check for Communities.
Among first arrivals at the check lanes were employees Thomas
Grant, John Hall, John Morrow and George Liles; Gaston Technical
Institute checking mechanics Charles Lee and Arthur Fisher.
Director James Mason (second from right) of GTI led the school in
helping with the inspections.
in June of 1955. At the time they
left Gastonia, Mr. Rhyne was as
sistant to F. B. Galligan, super
intendent of the Cotton Division
of Firestone Textiles.
SERVICE PIN — Before he
ended an extended vacation in
the United States, W. A. Rhyne
(seated, left), went to Akron and
received his five-year service
pin from W. A. Karl (seated,
right). Firestone Textiles presi
dent. Standing are R. H. Mather
(left), general production man
ager, Firestone International
Company; and R. M. Sawyer, as
sistant manager. Textile Divi
The Price Tag
The price tag for accidents in the United
States during 1957 reached a staggering
total of $11,800,000,000. This is the amount
of money estimated to be lost through wages
not earned, medical fees and hospital ex
penses, cost of insurance, property destroy
ed and manufacturing production lost.
This question is raised by the Institute for
Safer Living of the American Mutual Lia
bility Insurance Company:
“How much good could almost 12 billion
dollars do, if—instead of being wasted on
accidents—they could be applied to useful
Taking a look at many things that are
prominent in the American way of life to
day, the Institute estimates that the savings
of $11,800,000,000 would provide tremendous
benefits. For example—
In Education: This money would be suf
ficient to give every school teacher, prin
cipal, supervisor and superintendent in the
United States a 100 per cent increase in an
nual salary; would build more than 300,000
new Class A schoolrooms which would pro
vide educational facilities for an additional
nine million youngsters; would provide a
four-year college education for 12 million
Tax Relief: These dollars would give
every tax-paying individual in the country a
30 per cent reduction in income tax.
Better Living: The amount of almost 12
billion dollars would represent sufficient
funds to build one million new single-family
homes, figuring the average cost at $12,000.
Health and Welfare: This sum would mul
tiply by 16 the funds now raised for cancer,
heart, polio and tuberculosis research and
welfare work done by the United Fund
throughout the country.
Medical Care: The money would construct
and furnish more than 2,000 new 300-bed
Foreign Relations: These dollars would
furnish adequate funds to run the United
Nations for 24 years.
Family Security: Taking 35 as the average
age of the U.S. population, this sum would
pay a full year’s premium for an average
$8,000 of new life insurance protection for
every family in the United States. Or, It
would buy four U.S. $100 Savings Bonds for
Luxuries; There would be enough cash
available to buy 19 million color television
sets; pay for four million new passenger
cars; provide three new $75 suits for every
male 15 years of age and older.
Business Profits: The figure is equal to
the net income of the 135 largest railroads,
utilities and manufacturing companies in
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