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YOUR TRAVEL NOTEBOOK
Hills-to-Seashore: Outdoor Fun In Season
1120 MilKon
Program On
New automatic curing
presses for producing heavy-
duty tires are being installed
in all domestic tire plants of
the company as part of its
$120,000,000 modernization
and expansion program now
in progress.
When Firestone completes in
stallations of these presses, it
will be the world’s largest op
erator of this precision-type au
tomatic curing equipment. Con
struction of five new plants and
WATCHING OPERATION of
new tire presses at Plant I in
Akron, Ohio are executive vice
president J. E. Trainer (right)
and Harley Black. Presses put in
use at Akron are of the type be
ing installed at the company's
other tire plants in the United
State.
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modernization and expansion of
20 other production facilities in
the United States and other
countries are included in Fire
stone’s growth program.
Increased operation of the
company’s tire factories can be
expected to spur demand for
fabrics like those produced at
the Firestone Gastonia plant.
YOUR SON JOB-HUNTING?
For Which Would He Like To Work?
□ To the company that has al
ways made good profits,
or . . .
□ To the company that barely
makes ends meet?
□ To the company that’s big
with growing opportunities,
or . . .
□ To the company that can’t af
ford to hire the know-how to
help it grow?
ARRIVALS...
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Michael Scott, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Teague, May 13. The
father is an accountant in Main
Office.
Hollis L. Burchfield Jr., April
23. His father is a cleaner in
Twisting (synthetics).
Sheila Aileen, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Brimer,
May 18. The mother is a spooler
tender in Spooling.
□ To the company that hires the
best managers available even
though they may come at big
salaries, or . . .
□ To the company that is un
able to hire top-grade man
agement and frequently
“misses the boat”?
□ To the company that makes
lots of money and buys mod
ern machines with a large
part of it in order to make
better jobs, or . . .
□ To the company that can’t af
ford to buy modern machines
when needed?
□ To the company where the
individual employees as well
as management welcome
more efficient methods and
equipment, or . . .
□ To the company where the
individual employees resist
and resent new machines and
ideas that can help them and
their company to be com
petitive, and prosper?
—GE News, Syracuse, N. Y.
Outdoor sports, festivals and drama under the
stars headline North Carolina’s June travel cal
endar—as the highland flower parade reaches
peak beauty, and seashore and mountain play
grounds swing into full schedule.
Flame azalea, mountain laurel and crimson
(Catawba) rhododendron adorn the Blue Ridge
Parkway and other scenic highroads in the
Blue Ridge and Great Smokies through mid-
June, and linger several days more at altitudes
above 5,000 feet. By mid-month, Catawba rhodo
dendron blossoms at mile-high locations such as
Craggy Gardens on the Parkway, Roan Mountain
near Bakersville, Mount Mitchell, and Grand
father Mountain near Linville.
Leading events in the mountain area are the
14th annual N. C. Rhododendron Festival on
Roan Mountain, June 18; and the 36th annual
“Singing on the Mountain” at Grandfather
Mountain, June 26.
Fishing is better than ever off the waters of
Cape Hatteras and along the entire Coast. Moun
tain trout are hitting along more than 1,500
miles of streams and on many lakes.
History On Outdoor Stages
Two outdoor historical dramas open for an
other season to play nightly except Mondays
through September 4. “Unto These Hills” at
Cherokee in the Smokies goes into its 11th season
June 24; “The Lost Colony” at Manteo begins
its 20th season June 25, on the site of the first
English settlement in America. “Horn in the
West”, story of Daniel Boone, reopens July 1 at
Boone in the Blue Ridge.
An added attraction in the Boone area is a
narrow-gauge steam train, companion to Tweet-
sie. Both operate week ends until July, when
they will run daily through summer on regular
trips around Roundhouse Mountain. The recent-
ly-added steam puffer is the Yukon Queen,
brought from Alaska.
Down East, New Bern holds “open house” June
11-25, marking the 250th anniversary of the
founding of the State’s first Colonial capital,
and home of Tryon Palace Restoration. On the
program are parades, tours, boat races and golf
tournament, and a nightly historical play, “The
Third Frontier’.
Beaufort Anniversary and Wagon Train
Projecting into the travel calendar for early
July, two events in the State are outstanding:
1. Beaufort will observe its 251st anniversary
the week beginning July 3. The town settled in
1709 will celebrate with a drama, “Unknown
Seas”, and a Museum of the Sea will be es
tablished on the waterfront. A shrimp boat pa
rade is set for July 7; and Homecoming Day July
9 includes a re-enactment of the Spanish invasion
of the town in 1747.
2. Many a Firestone Textiles employee with
“back-home roots” in Cherokee county, looks
forward each year to the Wagon Train celebra
tion which travels from Tellico Plains, Tenn., to
Murphy, N. C. This, the third annual Wagon
Train on July 4, will feature horsedrawn cover
ed wagons, horseback riders; and men, women
and children in pioneer garb.
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With camping season here, some employees
will be interested in family vacation cabins at
South Carolina state parks. The well-equipped
cabins are available through application. For in
formation, write the superintendent of the state
park in which you are interested. Note ac
companying map. For general information on
parks, write S. C. State Commission of Forestry,
Box 357, Columbia.
Need a 1960 highway map of North Carolina?
A single copy is yours if you’ll write to Adver
tising Division, Department of Conservation and
Development, Raleigh.
Scouts Honored
—From page 1
A member of Troop 35 since
August of 1957, Quinn became a
Life Scout last summer, and at
tained Eagle rank early this
year. He has 20 merit badges
which include these areas of
Scoutcraft: Camping, chemistry,
citizenship in community, cit
izenship in nation, coin collect
ing, dog care, first aid, fishing,
forestry, insect life, leathercraft,
life saving, nature lore, painting,
personal fitness, public speaking,
reading, safety, stamp collecting,
and swimming.
His records for the contest
year, including school and
church record, are outstanding.
His Scoutmaster, Lee McCarter,
rates him “excellent”. As a pro
ject in the contest period, Ralph
Jr. maintained a bird feeding
station and assisted with the
Scout troop at the Orthopedic
Hospital.
Others Who Received Awards
Following are names of the
other 34 boys honored by the
company this year for their ex
cellence in Scouting:
David Aim, Flay A. Anthony
Jr., Richard Canipe, S. Neill
Carson, John D. Carter III, Jim
my Crawford, David Alan Dar
win, A1 Froneberger, K. B.
Garrison, Steve Harmon, Ray
Hawkins, George Hook, Robert
B. Hull Jr., Buddy Kelly, George
W. Kersey Jr.
Danny Kincaid, Junior King,
Payton Lewis Jr., M. Craig
Livingston, Marvin R. Lynn,
Gene Martin, Ricky Parks, Billy
Quinn, Van Riley, Bill Robinson,
Starr N. Robinson.
Stephen A. Rogers, Gary
Wayne Rowland, Lonnie Earl
Smith, Sam Smith, David C.
Thornburg, Calvin Todd, Charles
Todd, R. Boyce Wilson III.
House In Order
For Vacation?
The wise vacationer not only
plans ahead for the most enjoy
able trip—he puts his house in
order for safety and security
while he’s away. Don’t overlook
these simple preparations:
• Have the carrier save your
newspapers while you’re away.
• Ask the post office to hold
your mail or have a friend pick
it up for you. Tell milkman to
stop deliveries. Hire someone to
keep grass mowed.
• Lock all doors, latch win
dows. Leave an inside light
burning to discourage burglars.
• Leave with police your
name and dates of absence from
home; also temporary address,
in case of emergencies. You may
also want to give this informa
tion to a trusted neighbor.
Textiles Through The Ages . . .
Marco Polo, world traveler, historian and artist of the
13th century, was also a master businessman. Out of the
famed Venetian wanderer's experiences came the chief
Renaissance source of information on the East.
On his travels in China, Marco Polo noted such woven
luxuries as beautiful muslin, colored chintzes and other
lovely fabrics woven in the Land of the Kublai Khan.
Back to Venice he took fabulous stories of these textiles.
Many disbelieved until the traveler showed the goods
he had brought.
Today, stories of "miracle fabrics" are readily believed
and eagerly-awaited. Thanks to modern research, those
who wait are not disappointed.
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June, 1960 Page 2
Volume IX Number 7
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Published by The Firestone
Tire & Rubber Company,
Firestone Textiles Division,
Gastonia, North Carolina.
Claude Callaway, Editor
Charles A. Clark, Photographer
PLANT REPORTERS
Carding—Edna Harris, Jessie
Ammons
Cloth Room—Margie Waldrep
Industrial Relation s—Flora
Pence
Main Office—Doris Corella
Quality Control—Sallie Craw
ford, Louella Queen, Leila
Rape
Spinning—L illie A. Brown,
Maude Peeler, Mary Turner
Spooling—Nell Bolick, Rosalie
Burger, Ophelia Wallace
Mechanical Department — Rosie
Francum
Twisting—Vera Carswell, Elease
Cole, Annie Cosey, Katie El
kins, Catherine Fletcher
Twisting (Sales)—Elmina Brad
shaw
Warehouse—M a r j o r i e Falls,
George Harper, Albert Meeks,
Rosevelt Rainey _
Weaving (cotton)—Ruth Veitch
Weaving (synthetics)—Mary E.
Johnson, Irene Odell
Winding—Ruth Cloninger, May-
zelle Lewis
    

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