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Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stroup
were married at York, S. C.,
July 12. She is the former
Martha Lavern Emmett. Her
father, G. C. Emmett, works
in cord Weaving; her
mother, in the Cloth Room.
Mr. Stroup, with the US
Army, left July 23 for a
term of service in Germany.
While he is there, Mrs. York
will be with her parents in
People and Places —From Page 3
went to Western North Carolina on vacation were; Mr. and Mrs.
Scott Crisp and family, to Robbinsville and Grandfather Moun
tain; and Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Bolynn and family, who toured the
mountain country for a week.
Alfred Payne spent a recent week-end visiting his sister, Mrs.
Cynthia Shields in Danville, Va.
Mr. and Mrs. Boss Parson and family spent a few days visiting
Mr. Parson’s brother, Dewitt Parson, in New Holland, Ga.
Mrs. Trella Beaver returned in July after a few days’ visit with
her sisters, Mrs. George Elliott and Mrs. Marvin Taylor in Mc
Myrtle Beach was highlight of a July trip for Mr. and Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn McMillan and family visited with his
sister, Mrs. Mary Ghorley in Athens, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Smith visited recently with her aunt, Mrs.
Joyce Taffer in Greenville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Shehane and family are back home after a
week of visiting their son, J. R. Shehane, Jr., in Baltimore, Md.
While up that way, they went deep-sea fishing on the Delaware
Miss Betty Little of Houston, Texas, spent part of mid-sum
mer with her parents, Cramer Little, lathe operator, and Mrs. Little.
Betty was called home because of the death of her grandfather,
R. H. Taylor, a retired Methodist clergyman.
Mechanic Hoyt Davis was mess steward for two weeks with the
NC National Guard at a summer encampment, Fort Bragg. The
latest advancements in warfare strategy and equipment were shown
in demonstrations which pointed up the country’s preparedness for
John Fletcher, lathe operator, and Mrs. Fletcher spent a recent
vacation at Myrtle Beach, S. C., and at Wilmington, N. C.
Tinsmith Troy Jones spent a few days with his parents at
Murphy, N. C.
Carpenter K. C. McLeymore and his family spent a week of
vacation in Athens, Ga. They visited Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Barnett,
parents of Mrs. McLeymore.
Assistant plant engineer H. A. Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen were
at Myrtle Beach for a few days recently.
Sanitation foreman Alvin Dill and Mrs. Dill attended a showing
of the outdoor drama “Unto These Hills” at Cherokee’s Mountain
side Theatre, while on a July tour of Western North Carolina.
Draftsman Bill Gamble and family, and benchman A. D. Mc
Carter and family spent a few days at Lake Lure in July.
Paul Ingle, utility man, made a trip to California the main
feature of his summer vacation. In San Luis Obispo he visited his
sister, Mrs. David Steele. Hollywood was among the other points
he visited in the Golden State.
Sam Ware, yarn packer, combined his summer vacation with a
trip to several points in Georgia.
Among others from winding who spent their vacations away
from home were; Ernest Coleman, yarn hauler—to Murphy, N. C.;
Pansy Adams, winder-tender—to Carolina Beach; and Faye Ken-
nerly—to Roanoke Rapids, N. C.
Early July visitors in the home of Mrs. Ilia Webster were Mr.
and Mrs. N. O. Tart of Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. Martha Webster and her
son, Boyce Rhyne, of Gastonia; and Miss Betty Conner of Kings
Nettie Corn and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stowe packed four days of
sightseeing into a trip through Western North Carolina and East
Tennessee in July. First, they stopped at one of the church assembly
meetings at Lake Junaluska. Then they visited the Cherokee
Indian Reservation in the Great Smokies. In Tennessee they made
Watauga Lake, near Elizabethton, their main point of interest.
KNOW YOUR PRODUCTS
Tubeless Tires versus Tubed-Type Tires
As an employee of Firestone, do you know the
answers to questions often asked you by the
public about our products? One of the most
frequently-asked questions is;
“In what way is the tubeless tire superior
to regular tires with tubes?”
To that, you can tell your friends with assur
ance that tubeless tires—the way Firestone makes
them—are the greatest contribution to automo
tive driving safety in recent years.
What is a tubeless tire? It is simply a tire casing
that is airtight instead of being a container for an
inner tube. To make it airtight, the safety liner,
or tube, is bonded to the inside of the tire, which
retains the air. It is capable of fitting the rim
so tightly that it forms an airtight seal.
The tubeless tire is not a new development. It
has been known in the United States and in
foreign countries for many years. Firestone
actually tested tubeless tires more than 20 years
ago. The development of new synthetic rubber
and new, stronger synthetic tire cords—such as
is processed at the Gastonia plant—have made
possible volume production of tubeless tires.
Engineering-wise, tubeless tires are ideal . . .
actually the most efficient type of tire, and the
WHY are they safer?
; ; There is no tension-stressed tube inside
the tire. With the tube eliminated, there is no
possibility of split or tear, or otherwise failure
that could cause a blowout.
; ; The safety liner, which replaces the tube.
is bonded to the inside of the tire and is not un
der tension. This liner clings to any puncturing
object, with no loss of air.
: ; Tubeless tires are stronger. They offer
greater resistance to impact breaks; but even
if an impact break occurs, the worst that could
happen is a slow leak through the safety liner.
; ; A tubeless tire runs at cooler temperatures,
as heat is dissipated faster through the rim.
Someone will ask, “Does a tubeless tire last
longer and perform better?”
You can answer; “Yes.” And here’s why;
1) Heat, the enemy of tire life, is cut to a
minimum. The tire performs better and gives
greater mileage because it runs cooler. •
2) A tubeless tire is easier to balance than a
two-piece tire and tube, and gives even more
wear than the conventional tubed type.
3) There is less unsprung weight on a wheel,
and a car will perform better in riding quality.
4) Elimination of the inner tube has resulted
in less vehicle “bounce” on the ride.
5) Because it runs cooler, there is less pressure
buildup in a tubeless tire. A hot tire makes a
hard ride, most motorists have learned.
Are tubeless tires easy to install and service?
The mounting and servicing of tubeless passen
ger tires are much the same as with tire-and-
tube assemblies. With no tube to install, the job,
of course, is easier.
Tubeless tires mount on your conventional
rims. There are no “extras” to buy when you
convert to tubeless tires.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Kelly and their three children recently
visited in the home of Walter Tate, cord Weaving, and Mrs. Tate
of the cloth room.
Jerry Strickland, fabrics inspector, visited her sister, Mrs. Rob
ert Davis and her family at Brevard, N. C., in July. While in that
part of the State, Jerry spent three days in training union confer
ence at Ridgecrest Baptist Assembly.
Parks Stiles, creeler, visited in Murphyj_N._C., in July. Another
creeler. Cloys Stiles, vacationed in Tennessee and Georgia during
the past month.
James Saylor, yarn hauler, is back home after a few days spent
with relatives in Kentucky in July.
Fishing in Western North Carolina was the main feature of
Henry Phillips’ vacation this summer.
Rosevelt Rainey, cotton classing, visited recently at Salisbury,
N. C. Mr. Rainey’s two sisters from New York have returned home
after a two-week visit with him and Mrs. Rainey.
Ralph Falls, Mrs. Falls and their son spent a week in early
July at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Albert Meeks has returned from a week at Gethsemane Bible
Study School near Crowders Mountain.
Coin cans to receive donations for the Gaston County
Center for Handicapped Children, Inc., have been placed
in business establishments throughout the county.
This funds collection is a major financial project of the
Gastonia Pilot Club. Cans were distributed in early August
and will be collected September 10.
Miss Myrtle Bradley of Main Office is vice president
of the Gastonia Pilot Club. Her sister, Mrs. Clayton Wilson,
Payroll supervisor, is a past president of the club.
Reeves On Tour
Of 13 States
Paul Reeves, Carding, Mrs.
Reeves and Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Guin of Gastonia visited 13
states and registered 5,898 miles
on their 'trip to the West Coast
They took the Southern route
through South Carolina, Georgia,
Alabama, Louisiana and into
Texas. Then they went to Ari
zona and California, stopping in
Los Angeles for a visit with the
Reeves’ daughter, Lucille, and
the Guins’ son, Carl, also in Los
While in the Los Angeles
vicinity the Gastonia tourists
visited the famous Ghost Town
reproduction, the Chinese sec
tion, and Hollywood. North of
San Diego, they visited the Pal-
omar Mountain observatory and
looked through the 200-inch Hale
Telescope, world’s largest astro
“It brought the moon up with
in 15 feet, it seemed,” said Mr.
On the way back East, the
party stopped in the Grand Can
yon and the Painted Desert in
Volume VII, No. 9, August, 1958
Published by The Fireslone Tire & Rubber Company, Fireslone 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, 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 PencL
WAREHOUSE—George Harper, Albert
Meeks, Rosevelt Rainey, Marjorie Falls.
Claude Callaway, Editor
Charles Clark, Photographer