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Doris McCready, Payroll, Mr. and Mrs. John McCready and
Mrs. Guy Wise visited relatives in Columbus, Ohio on a September
Jerry Barton, Payroll, and Barbara Queen spent a September
week end at Carolina Beach, N. C., and Myrtle Beach, S. C.
Juanita Stone came to work in the Shipping department re
cently. She, her husband Frank and sons Harvey and Randy live
at 514 East Twelfth avenue in Gastonia.
Assistant plant engineer H. A. Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen spent
a recent vacation in Jacksonville, Fla. They were guests of Mrs.
H. A. Stokes, a sister of Mrs. Cauthen.
Carpenter Bernard Aim, Mrs. Aim and their son vacationed at
Hinckley, Minn,, in late summer. There, they visited Mr. Aim's
mother, Mrs. Hattie Aim, and other relatives.
Cherokee, N. C., Copper Hill, Tenn., Lookout Mountain near
Chattanooga, Tenn., Greenville, S. C., and Gainesville, Ga., were
on the itinerary of recent vacation traveling for Mr. and Mrs. Alvin
Dill. He is sanitation foreman at Firestone.
Jimmie F. Barker, son of carpenter James C. Barker and Mrs.
Barker, has reported for duty on the USS Jason, San Francisco,
Calif., after a 15-day leave at home this summer.
Highlight of a summer vacation for Mr. and Mrs. Billie F.
Gamble and family was trip to Parham, Minn. There, they visited
Mrs. Gamble’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Poore. Mr. Gamble is a
Fifty pounds of black bass were evidence of the luck which
came to lathe operator J. E. Fletcher and Mrs. Fletcher on a recent
trip to Windy Hill Beach, and Little River. They also enjoyed a
deep-sea fishing trip on “The Hurricane.”
Shop personnel at the Southern 500 auto races at Darlington,
S. C. in September were J. N. Crawford, Jerry Howie, Ernest
Austin, James Price and Thomas Turner.
Miss Geraldine Jackson of Baltimore, Md. visited several days
in late September with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rosevelt
Rainey. Mr. Rainey works at the Cotton Office.
Several Warehouse employees attended a series of evangelistic
meetings at Mt. Pisgah Church near Gastonia in September. The
Rev. Albert Meeks, Warehouse employee, is minister to the Mt.
Warehouse personnel express their deepest sympathy to Jim
Hemphill of this department, on the death of Mrs. Hemphill re
An extensive tour of the Blue Ridge mountains was highlight
of a late-summer vacation for Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Falls and their
Ralph Deal, yarn hauler, attended the Southern 500 stock car
race at Darlington, S. C., in early September.
A late summer vacation to Myrtle Beach, S. C. was highlight of
a trip for Bertha Dettmar of this department, and her daughter,
Norma Fletcher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fletcher, is
employed at Gaston Memorial Hospital, Gastonia. Norma, whose
mother is employed in this department, was graduated from Mercy
Hospital School of Nursing, Charlotte, this summer.
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GOING PLACES... SEEING THINGS
October Gold: Invitation To The Open Road
Foliage turning to flame, good
fishing, and the last round of
fairs are October’s featured at
tractions Down Home in North
Carolina. While hills and valleys
stage their parade of rich color,
all travel areas statewide offer
This note from Plant Recrea
tion: In the mountains, foliage
display reaches its peak in late
October. Across the Piedmont
and Coastal plain, trees dress in
their garb of many colors late
this month and usually wear
them well into November.
Always popular with Fire
stone travelers in autumn are
the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great
Smoky Mountains National
Park, and roads to high peaks
such as Mount Mitchell, White
side Mountain, Grandfather
Mountain, Clingman’s Peak, and
Wayah Bald in Nantahala Na
Final quarterly meeting of the
North Carolina Association of
Industrial Nurses this year is
scheduled for Norwood, Novem
ber 7, with Collins and Aikman
Corporation as host to the day
NCAIN president Mrs. A. T.
Newton will lead the association
in its program, planned around
the theme “Communications.”
Mrs. Newton, third shift nurse
here, was among representatives
of 75 regional, state and local
groups at the seventh annual
presidents’ meeting of the
American Association of Indus
trial Nurses, September 26 and
27, in New York City.
High Road—Scenic Splendor
From an almost endless selec
tion of the mountain color show
case, Plant Recreation suggests
a trip along the Blue Ridge
Parkway, this summer named by
the National Association of
Travel Organizations “the most
scenic of all America’s major
The Parkway skirts and bur
rows through mountains for 470
miles, linking the Shenandoah
National Park of Virginia with
the Great Smoky Mountains Na
tional Park of North Carolina
and Tennessee. Ranging from 2,-
000 to 6,000 feet elevation, it
touches six principal parks in
This state has 180 miles of the
Parkway. Besides the scenic
splendor, there are numerous
historical spots and restorations
reminding the traveler of pio
Good Fishing in Coastal Waters
Channel bass move into the
surf along the coast during Oc
tober. In every section of coastal
waters, anglers may enter tour
naments—to land prizes as well
A coastal display map, suitable
for framing or unframed as a
poster decoration, is available
free. Also free is the pocket-
folder coastal fishing map show
ing when, where and what to
catch. Get these from the De
partment of Conservation and
Development, Advertising Di
Fairs: A Turn to Harvest Home
The 92nd annual N. C. State
Fair, October 13-17 in Raleigh,
will note the 50th anniversary
of 4-H Clubs, and will feature
exhibits with a horticultural
theme. New this year are dis
plays and auctions of North
State country hams.
Other dates of late-season fairs
are: 14-17, Cleveland County
Negro Fair, Shelby; 19-24, Per
son County Agricultural at Rox-
boro; Tri-County at Littleton;
and Golden Belt at Henderson.
October 26-31: Moore County
Fair, Carthage; Four - County
A.gricultural, Dunn; Vance Coun
ty Negro Fair, Henderson.
A brief list from the calendar
of special events this month:
Dedication of War Memorial
boro, October 25; Antique Show,
Charlotte, 20-23; NASCAR 100-
mile Convertible Race, Concord,
25; “Architecture Worth Sav
ing”, photographic exhibit at
N. C. Museum of Art, Raleigh,
October 26-November 16.
Firestone in Gastonia
and several employees here
are receiving nationwide
publicity through a feature
story which appeared in
the September issue of the
The York. S. C.. Cham
ber of Commerce ordered
1,000 copies reprinted of
"York; A City of Tradi
tional Charm." The article,
in the current "Employees'
Hometown" series, includ
ed photographs featuring
several employees and
members of their families.
C of C officials at York
said the Firestone article
reprints are being circu
lated across the country as
a promotional project.
Firestone Tires Proved On Mission Roads
“I tell my daughters, Debbie and Judie,
that the road is full of little gremlins lying
on their backs, jabbing at our gas tank and
tires with sharp picks and axes,” wrote the
Rev. Arthur B. Spooner from his Orthodox
Presbyterian Mission in Korea.
But in spite of this rugged treatment, his
one-half ton panel delivery truck, equipped
with four 6.00 x 16 Transport Delivery Fire
stone tires, had traveled Korea’s terrain for
30,000 miles by mid-summer — with no
breaks in the treads or the sidewalls of the
“If ever there was a rugged testing
ground, Korea’s roads meet the specifica
tions,” the missionary commented. “Korean
roads not only are seldom paved, but are
deeply rutted and have large gravel. Often
big stones, suddenly encountered, wrench
the wheel from the grasp of an indifferent
driver. It is common practice always to
carry two spares. It has been my experience
that most tires break down in several places,
long before the tread is worn out. I am
satisfied that my Firestone tires will con
tinue to take these roads in good stride.”
The missionary’s letter was sent to the
company by Norman Rush of J. L. Rush
Sons, Inc., of Willow Grove, Pa., the dealer
who equipped the mission’s truck with its
Concluding his letter, Mr. Spooner said:
“. . . I learned that Firestone is grateful
for either praise or constructive criticism.
Here, then, is praise—with one criticism:
Why don’t you advertise this tire more
jir^stont Jfjiswi _ Volume VIII No. II, October, 1959
Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Firestone Textiles Division,
Gastonia, North Carolina. Department of Industrial Relations
QUALITY CONTROL — Sally Crawford,
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.
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