FEBRUARY, 1959 SJSWS PAGE 5
New Highway Top
A new method of mixing rub
ber into asphalt for resurfacing
highways has been developed by
The Xylos Rubber Company,
and has been tested successfully
on a highway near Macedonia,
The method makes use of a
liquid called Firestone Rub-R-
Road Compound R-524. Mixed
with hot asphalt on the job, the
material is sprayed from a truck,
onto the pavement.
Most other resurfacing sys
tems require pre-mixing of rub
ber and asphalt before it is load
ed into the tank truck. The
Xylos compound is a liquid
ready to blend and does not re
quire the boiling off of water.
Compound needed to rubber
ize the asphalt required for the
surface treatment of one mile of
24-foot-wide highway can be
carried in three 55-gallon drums.
Rubber added to asphalt in
creases toughness to the mixture
which in road building, binds
stone to the surface. Rubber also
adds resistance to weathering,
and guards the surface against
extremes in temperatures.
A stop at Cypress Gardens in central Florida was highlight of
a recent southern trip for Jack Rhyne, Mrs. Rhyne and their son
Reggie. Mrs. Rhyne is a cloth inspector here.
Mr. and Mrs. K. C. McLeymore had as recent week-end guests
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Barnette, and Mrs. Harold Hawks and children
of Athens, Ga. Mrs. McLeymore is a cloth inspector.
Mrs. Dottie Walker and her children visited her mother, cloth
inspector Nell Robinson, during the recent holidays. The Walkers
live in Victoria, Texas.
Jack Christian is a newcomer to the cloth room.
Paul Moses, son of Bonnie Moses, came home from the Navy
in December. He had been serving aboard the TJSS Ranger.
Cloth inspector Irene Barton and her husband, Tommy, visited
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Sessoms at their Manly, N. C. home near South
ern Pines on a week end in late January. Mrs. Sessoms is Mrs.
Sonny Deverne, son-in-law of Mrs. Bonnie Moses, cloth in
spector, returned home to Gastonia in January, after treatment
in a Durham hospital.
Doris McCready, payroll; Becky Andrews, Joanna Corn and
Madeline Allen spent a day recently in Greenville, S. C. There,
they visited with Mr. and Mrs. Gene Spencer and their son Stephen.
Mildred Mack and Margie Martin are back at work in Main
Office after having been on leave of absence.
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Mosier and daughter Norma of Columbia,
S. C., and Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Christian III of Charleston, S. C.,
visited recently with Earl Redding, Shop, and Mrs. Redding of
Main Office (payroll).
Each of the six persons who began Iheir 21st
year of employment here in January received
a 20-year watch and a service pin from general
manager Harold Mercer. On hand for added con
gratulations were general superintendent Nelson
Kessell, cotton division superintendent, F. B.
Galligan, and industrial relations director T. B.
Ipock Jr. Front row. from left: Stella Connor,
Ethel Robertson, Mr. Mercer, Bertie Mae Woods
and Clara Mitchell. Second row: Mr. Kessell,
James E. Hughes, Worth Honeycutt. Mr. Galli
gan and Mr. Ipock.
Miles and Miles
Of Tire Fabric
Enough cord to reach around the world is contained
in five rolls of nylon the size of this one, produced in
Synthetic Weaving here. On the wind-up stand as it
came off the loom, this roll weighed 3,480 pounds and
contained 4,200 yards of fabric. At the time produc
tion on these large rolls was begun three years ago,
they contained the longest continuous sheets of fabric
ever produced in a tire fabric plant. Today, some roHs
have as much as 7,500 yards. Such rolls are woven for
processing in the multi-state, cord-tensioning and gum-
dipping unit which can accommodate up to several
miles of fabric at one time. The larger ro^ls facilitate
better operation of the unit by reducing the number of
splices in a day’s operation.
—From page 1
Brotherhood Week is essentially
a campaign against the preju
dices and bigotries that disfigure
and distort religious, business,
social and political relations.”
The big promotion during
Brotherhood Week, says Dr.
Jones, will be “to urge people
to do more than give the prin
ciples of brotherhood lip serv
ice.” He adds: “By getting to
know the other fellow, the one
who has a different creed, race
or national origin than yours,
by understanding his viewpoint,
his ambitions and goals, you will
find old prejudices disappear.
You’ll find that we are all one
family made strong and great
by the very differences that
often divide us as individuals
and groups. You’ll learn to ac
cept or reject a person strictly
on his merits as a human being.
We hope that during Brother
hood Week people will begin to
understand and to appreciate
each other — to make Brother
hood a year-round practice.”
Hazel Nolen has returned to work in Winding (sales yarn),
after a leave of absence due to illness. Visiting her recently was
her brother, who had completed a two-year assignment in England
with the Air Force.
Charles R. Williams, son of winder-tender Julia Buchanan,
spent a few days at home in Gastonia recently. Charles is serving
with the Army at Fort Gordon, Ga.
James F. Smith, husband of winder-tender Sarah Smith, was
improving in late January, after a lengthy illness. He spent almost
four months in the hospital.
Roster Of 20-Year Employees Numbers 300
In late January, winder-tender Ruby Smith had as week-end
guests Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Stroupe and family of Roanoke, Va. Mr.
Stroupe is a brother of the Winding employee here.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Robinson visited recently with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Stiles at Suit, N. C. Suit is in Cherokee
county, near the state line of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennes
No. 1119 Essex street in Gastonia is home for Mr. and Mrs.
Charlie Ballard and children. They moved into their new house on
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cloninger of Greenville, S. C., had as recent
Ethel Robertson of Spin
ning came to work here the
next morning after New
Year’s Day of 1939. When her
work anniversary rolled
around this year, she became
the 300th person to join the
growing list of 20-year em
During the same month, five
others of her fellow workers
were added to the list, bringing
the total in January to 305.
These were: James Ed Hughes,
Spinning; Bertie Mae Woods,
Spooling; Clara C. Mitchell,
Stella Connor, Twisting (rayon);
Worth Honeycutt, Weaving (ray
Others who marked long-term
service anniversaries in Janu
Elease K. Cole, Twisting (ray
on); Prince Starnes Jr., Connie
B. Galloway,. Lake T. Quinn,
Weaving (rayon); Bettie R.
Thomas, Quality Control.
guests his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Cloninger of Gastonia. Mrs.
Cloninger (Ruth) works in Winding.
Blanche Hollis has returned to her home in Bessemer City,
after several days of treatment at Gaston Memorial Hospital. The
winding employee here was among five recent winners in a Char
lotte Observer crossword puzzle contest. Her try at the puzzle
brought her $185. During the week of her luck, her entry was
among 70,000 mailed to the contest. —More on page 6
Hazel R. Foy, Alfred L. Har
dee, Twisting (rayon); Wilma M.
Hodge, Weaving (rayon).
Charles L. Tate, Spinning;
Clemmer Bell, Whitt Hughes,
Charles U. Tanner, Twisting
(rayon); Claude E. Stewart,
Carl James, Carding; and Mrs.
James (Novella) of Main Office
are “getting adjusted” to their
role as grandparents. The grand
son, Billy Owen, was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby James on
December 11. He is the great
grandson of S. L. Owens, who
retired as Carding overseer here