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February 16, 1959
Employees Contribute To 1958 Progress Story
EFFORTS on the part of all sales personnel were intensive. Distribu
tion is essentially through independent tire dealers. The Firestone Stores
enjoyed a year of satisfactory sales and profits and gave service to the public
and to thousands of dealers. Above is the new store opened during the year
on Firestone Parkway in Akron. It is two to three times larger than the
average service store and sells the complete line of Firestone merchandise.
ALL EMPLOYEES, regardless of their jobs, had special opportunities
during the year to help “Sell Firestone.’^ A typical campaign was conducted
at the Memphis plant, where office and plant employees assisted five local
company stores with a successful Sale-O-Rama. From left to right are
F. R. Laughlin, a Memphis store manager; Dollye Joiner, hostess; H. P.
Chatham, power house employee; and Frances Barton, hostess.
THE RED CROSS blood program
received support from Firestone em
ployees in the various plant cities.
VOICE OF FIRESTONE celebrated its 30th an
niversary with “The Best of Opera” November 24,
starring, left to right, Cesare Valletti, Rosalind Elias,
Wilfrid Pelletier, conductor; Dorothy Warenskjold and
YOUTH ACTIVITIES were encour
aged. Above, Scoutmaster Karl L-
Rauscher (left) and Robert Learning of
a Firestone-sponsored troop at Potts-
town prepare for a fishing trip.
BOWLING and golf topped the list
of popular employee recreational activi
ties. For example, at our Hamilton, On
tario, plant, where this picture was
taken, more than 300 employees partici
pate on 46 bowling teams in six leagues.
COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS provide financial as
sistance to worthy sons and daughters of employees.
The six Akron winners received certificates from
Harvey S. Firestone, Jr., chairman. Left to right: Gary
Hoban, Mr. Firestone, James Wilson, Mary Beveridge,
Alan Cooksey, Dianna Tomas, and David Kuhlke.
CONTINUOUS SERVICE records of
employees in the United States shoW
that thirteen per cent have twenty years
or more of service and seventy per cent
five years or more. Typical in the stores
are, left to right, Fred Clement,
years; Don Zimmer, 16 years; Virginia
Yeager, 17 years; Irma Zimmer,
years; C. A. Vasey, 25 years; and Charli®
Ashcraft, 15 years, all of our Tucsoi^