PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
Robert Nelson Lowery, son of David Lowery of Carding and
Mrs. Lowery of Spooling, was graduated May 27 in the 108th com
mencement exercises of Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City,
Tenn. During his stay at the Tennessee college he was a president
and custodian of the Columbian Literary Society. A major in
chemistry, Mr. Lowery will be employed by a local textile in
The May issue of Textile Industries magazine featured a photo
graph of Firestone's James M. Cooper, along with the other five
new officers of Southern Textiles Methods and Standards Associa
Mr. Cooper, chief methods and standards engineer here, was
elected vice president of the group at its spring meeting in
Clemson, S. C.
STMSA operates to conduct research and provide a forum
through which methods-standards people can share experiences,
information and ideas.
Larry Hughes, student at Wray Junior High School, was pre
sented the sportsmanship award for the 1959-60 year at the school’s
annual sports banquet in late May. Larry’s father, Horace Hughes,
is a plumber in the mechanical department.
James Moton, Ashley High School senior, was honored as
“Most Valuable Player” of the Green Wave baseball team this
year. James, son of Ralph Moton of supply, received his trophy
at the school’s annual letterman’s program in late May. Graduat
ed in early June from Ashley, he plans to enter Gardner-Webb
College at Boiling Springs this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Keenum and son Jimmy spent a recent
weekend at Murphy and Hiawassee Dam in western North Caro
lina. They visited Mr. Keenum’s mother, Mrs. J. W. Keenum.
Janet Francum, daughter of Rosie Francum, tool room clerk;
and Herman Dalton, son of lathe operator Ralph Dalton and Mrs.
Dalton were delegates to the recent N. C. Civitan district conven
tion at New Bern. Miss Francum is a charter member of the
Civinettes; Mr. Dalton is a charter member of the Junior Civitan
Club. —More on page 4
Where Are We?
Of quhe a few Firestone Tex
tiles people who came to North
Carolina from Georgia, several
will tell you that the Peach State
is a variety land of "firsts"—all
the way from the costal areas to
the high, cool "hills of Haber
sham and into the valleys of
Historically, Georgia was
among the Thirteen Original
Colonies, and the first Southern
state to ratify the Constitution.
Dixie's pacemaker in industrial
advance. Georgia has numerous
landmarks that link her glorious
past with her progressive pres
ent. Can you identify these?
Check with the answers on
T. J. Galloway
Mrs. Earl Redding, payroll, and Mr, Redding of the shop spent
a recent weekend in Valdese, N. C., where they visited their
daughter, Mrs. J. O. Van Dyke. During the past year, Mrs. Van
Dyke was teacher of the sixth grade at Valdese Elementary School.
Mary Johnson, payroll, with her brother Paul, and their par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. William A. Johnson, spent a week vacationing
in Kensington, Md., recently. There they visited their brother and
son, William A. Johnson Jr.
It was a memorable day for the Lewis Rhynes recently: They
moved into their new home bn Cloninger road in Dallas.
Several Main Office employees were guests of Miss Marguerite
Styers, sales office, at her residence on West Fifth avenue, on
an afternoon in May. Those present enjoyed a garden tour, then
had refreshments of soft drinks, coffee and cake.
H. F. Burgess
Clyde E. Moss
L. M. Keisler
Earl G. Conrad
19 To Quarter-Century Club
Each passing month nowadays brings a lengthening list
of Gastonia employees who have reached memorable mile
stones in their service to the company. On the roster for
May are 19 with 25-year records, and 27 others with service
ranging from 5 to 20 years. Photographed here are the 25-
year employees. Others of the May list of long-term work
Loma T. Lyles, Spooling;
Luther Blaylock, Shop; Albert
Meeks, Warehouse; Alonzo A.
Louis A. Hart, Ira N. Broad
way, Twisting (synthetics).
H. S. Firestone III
Son Of Chairman
Harvey S. Firestone III, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey S. Fire
stone Jr., died in a fall from the
balcony of his room at the Ha-
vana-Hilton Hotel in Havana,
Cuba, May 5. He was 30 years
Private funeral services for
Mr. Firestone, a resident of St.
Petersburg, Fla., were conduct
ed in the Idabelle Firestone Me
morial Chapel of St. Paul’s Epis
copal Church in Akron, Ohio,
May 9. Dr. James M. Lichliter,
church rector, led the services.
Burial was in the Firestone
family section of the Columbi
ana, Ohio, cemetery.
Besides his parents, Mr. Fire
stone is survived by his wife,
Beverly; daughter, Diane; and
three sisters: Elizabeth (Mrs.
Charles F. Willis Jr.), Martha
(Mrs. William C. Ford), and
Anne (Mrs. John F. Ball).
Although physically handicap
ped by cerebral palsy since birth,
Mr. Firestone was a brilliant
student. He was graduated mag-
na cum laude from the Universi
ty of Miami, Fla., and finished
third in his class at Stetson Uni
versity Law School in 1959.
Pallbearers at the funeral in
cluded his cousins, David Mor
gan Firestone of Sarasota, Fla.;
Anthony Brooks Firestone of
Stella Cothern, Osborne E.
Sherrill, Ray B. Lovingood, Ed
na Queen, Nellie W. Dorn,
Twisting (synthetics); Mary E.
Johnson, Annie Stephenson,
Cloys E. Stiles, Lovancy L.
Clevenger, Maida P. Setzer,
Jack W. Morris, Shop; John
W. Morrow, Industrial Relations
(plant protection); Mary M.
Tindall, Bertha O. Dettmar, Ber
nice B. Rowland, Winding; Jean
ette H. Brock, Production Man
Donnie Crawford, Spooling;
Jesse L. Parks Jr., Shop; Mil
dred Eva Hoyle, Quality Con
trol; Sarah Stone Hicks, Wind
ing; Earl M. Crooks, Industrial
Relations (Camp Firestone).
New York City; and Kimball
Curtis Firestone of Beverly Hills,
Calif. Others were: William J.
Didas of St. Petersburg; Thomas
D’Amico of Akron; Nick Fanelly
of Akron; William C. Thurman
of Winter Park, Fla.; Everett E.
Cushman of St. Petersburg;
Harry Linden of Akron, and
Harold C. Taylor of St. Peters
Father’s Day began with a
mother’s notion. A Mrs. John
Bruce Dodd thought of the idea
in 1909, and a year later the
third Sunday in June became
the first official Father’s Day.
June 19 this year marks the
50th anniversary of “dad’s day”.
New Book Out
On Boater aft
Want to become “expert”
in outboard boating? Then,
you’ll likely appreciate a
recently-issued book en
titled Guide for the Expert
Outboarder, by Bob Whit
tier. Published by the Chil
ton Company, the book is a
practical approach to the
subject for beginners, but
aims mostly at those who
have some acquaintance
with an outboard.
A sampling of subjects in
the book: The outboard hull
and design, handling out
boards skillfully, turning,
adjusting the motor, han
dling the propeller. One im
portant section is devoted to
safety on the waterways. It's
worth your reading.
THE MASTER WEAVER
First Aid Supplies
For Vacation Trip
Vacation days a-coming! Plant
Safety passes along this sugges
tion for your traveling: Put your
auto glove compartment to work
by turning it into a well-stocked
Include such standard items
as bandages, iodine, insect and
snake-bite remedies, sunburn
lotion, balm for poison ivy
“scratch”, bug repellent, aspirin
and salt tablets. These, with
your own additions, will play an
important part in making your
drive to vacationland a safe,