WARP AND FILLING
Of The Passing Scene
FIRESTONE FAMILY LIVING
Maybe Help For Your Hobby. •.
The age of “do-it-yourself” now accounts for a gross business
estimated at $8 to $10 billion a year in this country, so reports
one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of power tools.
In the wave of people’s desire to get things done at home, to
pursue a hobby and to add to their pride of self-accomplishment,
there has grown up a thriving trade on books and other printed
materials which seeks to guide enthusiasts in the art of “how-to.”
The current edition of Books in Print publishers’ trade list,
catalogs approximately 975 “how-to-do-it” titles. They range from
the expected subjects such as How to Get a Better Job and How
to Build a Boat, to more serioiis issues such as How to Get Along
in This World.
Here are a few of the interesting and somewhat amusing titles
on the market today: How to Tell Fish From Fishermen, How to
Get Tough With Yourself, How to Meet a Millionaire, How to Stay
Rich, How to Stop Killing Yourself, How to Pick a Wedlock, How
to Tell Your Friends from the Apes, How to Get Rich on TV With
out Really Trying, and How to Pan Your Own Gold.
cerned in recent months over
the large increase in the num
ber of “rough fish” in Lake
James. They contend that giz
zard shad especially have caused
a decrease in the game fish
population in the 6,500 acres of
Sportsmen are hopeful that
the State Wildlife Resources
Commission will remove the
shad in time for the fishing
season next year.
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Firestone employees and
members of their families have
long been acquainted with the
excellent fishing waters of
Western North Carolina’s Lake
James, on whose banks the
company has maintained Camp
Firestone for almost 25 years.
Devotees of the hook and line,
especially in Burke and Mc
Dowell counties, have been con-
When^one starts poor, as most do in the race of life, free
society is such that he knows he can better his condition . . .
The prudent, penniless beginner in these states labors for
wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or
land for himself and at length hires another new beginner to
help him . . . This is the just and generous and prosperous
system which opens the way to all, and consequent energy
and progress and improvement of condition to all.—Abraham
Lincoln; Message to Congress, 1861.
In its current “Confidence in
a Growing America” campaign,
the Advertising Council points
out seven reasons why citizens
of this country may look for
ward to a great future;
1. More People. Four million
babies are born each year. U.S.
population has doubled in the
last 50 years. Our prosperity
curve has always followed our
2. More Jobs. Though employ
ment in some areas has fallen
off, there are 15 million more
jobs than there were in 1939—
and there will be 22 million
more in 1975 than there are to
3. More Income. Family in
come after taxes is at an all-
time high average of $5,300. It
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Special Pumpkin Pie An Autumntime Delight
Mrs. George Dill, working at the plant here
since 1923, has an outstanding record of good
performance on the job in the Cloth Room and
in Carding. But this is only one of her many
accomplishments. Another area in which she
excels is homemaking—and especially cooking.
Almost a lifetime of experience attests to that.
“I was the only girl among four brothers at
home, and that meant I had to start cooking quite
early—at around 10 years of age,” she recalls.
Mrs. Dill, reared in Greenville, S. C., came to
Gastonia in 1923 and the same year began work
ing at the mill which became Firestone in 1935.
Until 1929 she worked in the Cloth Room. Then
later went to Carding.
As you’d expect, her cooking talent is most
appreciated by her husband George, of Weaving
(cotton), and their son Ronnie, who this year is
a junior at Ashley High School.
BEYOND the family circle, Mrs. Dill has built
quite a record for her cooking and baking for
social affairs, and for Sunday school class func
tions at Loray Baptist Church.
In keeping with the harvest season, Mrs. Dill
shares her formula for the traditional pumpkin
pie, cranberry-orange relish, and cranberry muf
Pumpkin Pie With Topping
1 Vz cup pumpkin filling % tsp. ground ginger
If relish is made in large quantities for future
use, add walnuts just before serving.
1 cup raw, coarsely-
Vz cup sugar
1 cup sifted all
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Ve cup sugar
% cup wheat germ
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
y-i cup milk
Combine chopped cranberries and % cup sugar.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and re
maining sugar into mixing bowl; stir in wheat
germ. Cut in shortening until mixture is fine.
Blend together egg and milk. Add all at once to
wheat germ mixture and stir until dry ingredients
are dampened. Do not smooth mixture. Fold in
Spoon batter into 12 well-greased 2 Vs inch
muffin cups. Bake in oven at 400 degrees F. for
20 to 25 minutes. Best served hot.
V2 cup granulated
% tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground cinna
1 cup evaporated
3 eggs, separated
is expected to pass $7,000 by
4. More Production. Produc
tion doubles every 20 years. We
will require millions more
people to make, sell and dis
tribute our products.
5. More Savings. Individual
savings are at highest level ever
—$340 billion—a record amount
available for spending.
6. More Research. $10 billion
spent each year will pay off in
more jobs, better living, whole
7. More Needs. In the next few
years we will need more than
$500 billion worth of schools,
highways, homes, durable equip
ment. Meeting these needs will
create new opportunities for
Mix pumpkin, sugar, salt, spices thoroughly be
fore adding milk. Beat egg yolks and whites sep
arately. Add yolks. Fold in stiffly-beaten egg
Pour into two 8-inch pie shells. Bake at 425
degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 de
grees and bake an additional 50 minutes, or until
pies test done.
For an “extra touch” to the pies, sprinkle
shredded coconut or crushed pecan meats (in
either ca.<?e, 1 cup over the tv.’o pies) about -10 •
minutes before baking is completed.
4 cups fresh cranberries 2 cups sugar
2 oranges, quartered cup walnuts, chop
Put cranberries and unpeeled orange quarters
through food chopper. Add sugar and nuts; mix
well. Chill in refrigerator a few hours before
Culinary Workshop—Mrs. George Dill has her
cooking facilities arranged for efficiency. At home
at 208 South Ransom street she gets ready to turn
out the pumpkin pie, recipe for which is featur
Top Value, Low Prices
At Firestone Stores
“Give a Firestone gift for Christmas.”
This will be a familiar slogan for Firestone
employees this year, as they plan for their
own Christmas gift needs, and talk with
friends, neighbors and business contacts.
Every plant employee has received a copy
of the new gift catalog from president Ray
mond C. Firestone. With this catalog it
will be easy to select gifts for the entire
family—gifts tha are among the finest ever
presented by company dealers and stores.
Thousands of items are available for the
auto and for the home. Included are the out
standing new lines of Philco appliances, tele
vision, radio and high-fidelity sets. Toys re
flect the modern viewpoint and promise to
please all ages—“from 1 to 81 years.”
When you buy at Firestone you will re
ceive top value for your own gift dollars.
That’s not all. By urging others to “Give
Firestone” for Christmas, you will be
further helping the “Buy-Sell-Firestone”
campaign by making this one of the finest
Christmas selling seasons for the company.
See your favorite dealer or store. Urge
your friends to go shopping at Firestone, too.
The time to do it is now—while the selec
tion of gifts is at its peak!
Volume VII, No. 12, November, 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 A. Clark, Photographer