Camp Firestone Offers Rest And Recreation
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The 24th consecutive season at Camp Firestone on Lake
James in Western North Carolina opened early last month.
By mid-May employees and members of their families were
making full use of the company’s lake-and-forest retreat
near Bridgewater. As in years past, the big attraction is the
lake itself, with an area of more than 6,000 acres for boating,
fishing, swimming and water skiing.
These pictures are representative of a few of the “away-
from-it-all” activities which employees and their families
may enjoy at the Blue Ridge Mountains camp from now
through the autumn color parade in October.
Righl—E. G. Bagwell, overseer in Weaving (cotton) and daugh
ter Jane liked the easy-going ride of a rowboat. Family dog Frisky
agreed to this form of recreation.
Below, left—Larry (left), and Paul Alexander Jr. maie an
early Sunday morning exploration of the Iskeshore. Th3ir mother
works in Main Office.
Middle—Jerry Maples (left), nephew of Neil Broadway of
Twisting (synthetics); and Butch, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Bag-
well. It was a "ringer."
Right—Jane and Butch Ward got set for some fishing. Their
father, Roy Ward, works in Weaving (cotton).
DO KOT THRO 111
They’re Spending Your Money!
With an election year coming
up, pressure groups are seeking
more and more for pet projects
and since you have just recently
sent in your income tax report
for fiscal 1958, now is a good
time to sit down and count the
When you think of taxes and
government subsidies and “hand
outs” and “pet projects,” here
are some things to remember.
1. It is your money the Con
gress is spending.
2. What the government gives
away, it must first take away—
3. There is no such thing as a
free gift from the government.
You pay for it!
4. Look at the graph below
and think what it means to you
as a taxpayer.
“Let’s get the money from
Washington — then nobody will
have to pay for it!”
Preposterous? Yes! But a be
lief subscribed to by many per
sons and groups seeking money
in a hurry and trying to avoid
increased local taxes for their
pet projects and programs, de
clares Budget Director Maurice
“Some people apparently
think that the Federal Treasury
is a free-flowing well from
which funds can be drawn in
any amount for all purposes,”
Mr. Stans points out. “And this
fallacy feeds on another—that it
is always the other fellow’s
money which will be used to
pay for the things we may
Add Up Your Own Annual Tax
Social security taxes:
Personal property tax:
Real estate (or Vs your
annual rent which your
landlord pays for tax):
Add total gasoline taxes
(10^4 cents per gallon
North Carolina; 31/4 cents
State sales taxes:
In addition to that total, you
also pay "hidden" taxes—such as
those on raw materials and
manufacturing—which are pass
ed on to you in purchase prices.
Where Does It All Go?
To Washington, as well as to
your local and state govern
How many more tax dollars
can you afford to send to Wash
ington to finance the “pet proj
ects” of other people? Your voice
in Washington and Raleigh —
through letters to your Con
gressmen and Senators and State
Representatives—is your way to
help keep control of yours and
the nation’s purse strings.
Surf" Sun Pictures
What could better typify the
fun and relaxation of an Ameri
can weekend trip or a vacation
than a day at the beach? And
nothing makes that trip last the
year through better than the
pictures you take.
Surf-and-sun territory is a
wonderful place to shoot pic
tures—whether candid shots of
the family romping in the sand
and water, or posed pictures of
your favorite subjects.
Correct picture exposure is the
biggest single problem with
beach photos. Because sunlight
is accented by reflection from
expanses of sand and water,
Action highlights of several
American and European auto
races are featured in a new mo
tion picture, “Circle of Confi
dence,” available for free-loan
to clubs, industries, churches,
high schools, TV stations and
other community organizations.
The 28-minute color film gives
a driver’s view of such competi
tions as the Indianapolis “500;”
Bonneville, Utah, Salt Flats;
Pikes Peak, Colo., Hill Climb;
Daytona (Daytona Beach) Fla.;
Grand National, Sebring, Fla.,
Grand Prix, and the Monza,
Italy, and Darlington, S. C.
Many scenes in “Circle of Con
fidence” had never been filmed
before. They required specially-
even on overcast days, it is easy
to over-expose your pictures.
Take medium-speed film for
example. An exposure of f/16
at 1/100 second shutter speed is
your best bet. With most color
films, shoot at f/8 at 1/100. For
more specific information, study
the exposure guide that comes
with your film.
When taking pictures of peo
ple on the beach, avoid the head-
on “face-the-firing-squad” pose.
Have them turn at a slight angle
from the camera. Give them a
prop: a beach ball, a hat, a cam
era, sun glasses. These make
people more relaxed and result
in more natural pictures.
Keep backgrounds simple.
Watch for people, buildings,
beach umbrellas that steal in
terest from your subject.
rigged cameras on the cowling
and rear-ends of competing cars-
Other shots have the candid look
that comes from on-the-spot
camera work, along the right-of-
way, curves, and from a heli'
Inquiries about free-loan of
company films may be made
to the industrial relations office
of Firestone Textiles.
A ten-year study of the devel'
opment of free institutions
the United States was begun
late 1958. The project is led by ^
historian at Harvard University;
location of a center for the corO'
parative study of the history oi
liberty in America.
—Adapted from Firestone News,
0ROWTH IN BUDGiT
Balance for 1960?
FAILURE TO BALANCE the federal budget is one of the chief
causes of inflation—the No. 1 economic enemy of every American
wage earner, because it reduces the value of his dollars. Bigger
government spending will put us further in debt, add to inflation
Another Title Added To Race Films