GOING PLACES. . . SEEING THINGS
HERE IN JUNE
T. R. Hartley (seated right)
looks over some photographs of
manufacturing plant at Brent
ford, England, with (from left):
F. C. Martin, Gastonia division
manager of synthetics; F. B.
Galligan, production manager;
and C. E. Moss, staff assistant—
process refinement and develop
Mr. Hartley, manager of the
textile laboratory at the Brent
ford operation, was here in June
while on a 15-day visit to the
United States, studying produc
tion methods at Firestone plants.
Although he has traveled ex
tensively, this was Mr. Hartley's
first trip to America.
Brentford is a municipal
borough in Middlesex and a
suburb of London.
Boating Fun? Play It Safe!
Overload a boat, and you set
yourself a death trap. One per
son per seat is safe—more than
that often leads to capsizing and
disaster. So advise water-safe-
ty personnel of the Red Cross
Southeastern Area, who offer
these additional suggestions for
safe handling of rowboats, ca
noes, outboard motorboats, and
other small craft.
1. If your boat svvamps or
capsizes, stay with it. If made
of wood, it is not likely to sink.
Neither will metal boats sink, if
properly equipped with air
chambers. All boats should be
given periodic buoyancy tests
in shallow water.
2. If your boat capsizes and
more than one person is in
volved, clasp wrists—not hands
—across the bottom of the boat
and wait until help arrives. If
boat is upright but filled with
water, cling to the sides while
slowly working craft shoreward,
or sit in bottom of boat and
hand-paddle to safety.
3. The law requires that you
have with you approved life
jackets. But in emergencies,
parts of the boat or objects in
it can save your life. Cling to
these objects with head barely
• Beware of venturing onto
a lake in a small craft when
waves are rough and storm
nloiid?: Tf cau?^ht ’’p hi^^'h
waves against a small motor
boat, don’t race for shore. Cut
speed and your boat will better
ride the crests.
• More and more people are
using the familiar hand gesture
“thumbs down” as a signal of
disapproval to fellow boaters
who become reckless. Use of the
slogan “Thumbs Down — Don’t
Clown” and hand signal, has
been endorsed by the Outboard
Boating Club of America, and
picked up by boat and yacht
clubs, engine and boat makers,
police and safety officials, and
the U.S. Coast Guard.
PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
Leonard Bumgardner, Quality Control laboratory, is the new
treasurer of the Belmont Lions Club. He is among a slate of
ten officers and six new members added to. the board of di
rectors, all chosen at the club’s recent tenth anniversary meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hovis of Kings Mountain, in company with
Monroe Taylor of the Navy, visited relatives in Lakeland, Fla.,
a few days in June. Mrs. Hovis and Mr. Taylor’s parents are Mr.
and Mrs. O. M. Taylor of Spinning. After the Florida trip, Mr. and
Mrs. Hovis went by airplane to Cleveland, Ohio, where they visited
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Wolfe. Mrs. Wolfe and Mrs. Hovis are sisters.
Ervin Worthy, fork-truck driver, was improving well in late
June, after surgery at Gaston Negro Hospital.
Arthur Neal, fork-truck driver, served on the grand jury
during a Gastonia court session in June.
In late June Rosevelt W. Rainey was scheduled to go to the
hospital for surgery. He had been off the job in the waste house
for several days during which time he received treatment in a
Columbia, S. C. Veterans Administration hospital.
July: Choice Days Of Summer Down South
Celebrations, sports events. Nature attractions,
historic sites and museums, and outdoor dramas
take their place in July to create a festive mood
of summertime in North Carolina and surround
ing states of the mid-South.
As for the North State herself, travel ac
commodations are in full season from coast to
mountains. The sun-fun playground of the sea
board has its strongest beck-and-call to Firestone
people in July. In areas from coast to the moun
tains—where Nature turns on the air conditioner
at this time of year—there's a lively calendar
of events to call the traveler to the open road.
More Trails for More Fun
New roads and many new attractions from
mountains to sea promise more pleasure for
travelers this summer.
In Cape Hatteras National Seashore area,
stretching 70 miles along beaches of the Outer
Banks Islands, free auto ferry service to Hat
teras and Ocracoke islands has been accelerated,
and roads and parking turnouts improved.
Westward, recreational areas and exhibit
buildings in the Blue Ridge Parkway country
and Great Smoky Mountains National Park share
honors with scenery, flowers and foliage, through
In the mountain domain, you can take a ntw
look at the Great Smokies from an observation
tower atop Clingman’s Dome. Another tower is
being finished at Mount Mitchell.
Near Linville, the scenic motor road up Grand
father Mountain to a mile-high swinging bridge
is open for the season. Added for this year is a
new campground near McRae Meadow on the
mountain’s slope. Other added traveler’s attrac
tions include the Julian Price Park just ofi the
Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock. It has
campgrounds located on the shores of a new
State Parks in Season
All of North Carolina’s state parks are again
this summer offering facilities for bathing, swim
ming, fishing, camping, hiking, nature study,
and other recreational features. State parks are:
Cliffs of the Neuse, Wayne County: a 305-acre tract on
the banks 'f the 1' miles soulheaiit oX
Goldsboro. Swimming, fishing, picnicking, nature study.
Fort Macon, Carteret County, contains Fort Macon pre-
Civil War installation; offers surf bathing, nature study,
hiking. Near Morehead City and Beaufort.
Hanging Rock, Stokes County, four miles northwest of
Danbury, 32 miles north of Winston-Salem, and located
in Sauratown Mountains. Swimming, fishing, hiking, na
ture study, camping.
Jones Lake, Bladen County, covers 2,000 acres. Op
erated exclusively for Negro use. Four miles from Eliza
bethtown. Swimming, fishing, picnicking, nature study,
Mount Jefferson, Ashe County, four miles from Jef
ferson. Picnicking, beautiful scenery, nature study.
Mount Mitchell, Yancey County, 34 miles northeast of
Asheville. Picnic areas, camping, recreation lodge,
restaurant, nature study, lookout tower.
Pettigrew, Washington and Tyrell counties, on shores
of Lake Phelps nine miles south of Creswell on Highway
64. Named for Civil War Oen. James J. Pettigrew, whose
grave is located just outside park. Boating, fishing, na
ture stud>, and location of two historic homes—“Bon-
arva” and “Sojnerset Place.”
Reedy Creek, Wake County, near Raleigh. Maintained
and operated for Negro use. Covers 1,232 acres of wood
lands. Camping, nature study, picnicking.
Singletary Lake, Bladen County, a group camp located
10 miles southeast of Elizabethtown. Boating, fishing,
MUSEUM of North Carolina Minerals at inter
section of Blue Ridge Parkway and Highway
26 near Spruce Pine, is open seven days a week
from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. It contains specimens of
most of the 300 or more minerals found in the
State, and is an information center for collectors
who find good hunting for gemstones and min
erals in the surrounding region. Spruce Pine
holds its annual Minerals and Gem Festival
August 10-13. News Bureau Photo
Craftsmen's Fair—Bus Tours
Look to Asheville for one of the South’s lead
ing festivals this month. The mountain city
stages its 13th annual Craftsmen’s Fair of the
Southern Highlands July 18-22. Craftsmen from
seven states display their finest products and
demonstrate skills at workbench, potter’s wheel
and loom. There are folk music and dancing and
talks by leading authorities on crafts and folk
Interested in “package” guided tours of from
one-half to nine days in the Great Smokies?
Tours originate at Asheville, Knoxville, Tenn.,
and Roanoke, Va. There are all-day and half
day tours from Knoxville and Asheville to such
points as the Great Smoky Mountains Park,
Mount Pisgah, Fontana, Mount Mitchell. Also
featured is a round trip over the Blue Ridge
Parkway between Asheville and Roanoke. In
formation and schedules are available by writ
ing to P. O. Box 1652, Asheville.
IN NEW MEXICO
Monroe Eugene Taylor was recently
assigned to the missile range program
at White Sands Proving Ground in
New Mexico, after having completed
Navy basic training at Great Lakes, 111.
He is the son of the Rev. Mr. and
Mrs. O. M. Taylor of 1109 West Third
avenue, both employed in Spinning.
Monroe worked for several months in
Weaving (cotton) before joining the Navy early this year,
He visited his parents here during an 18-day leave before
his assignment at White Sands.
—From page 1
transportation facilities and the
availability of plentiful supplies
of power, water, and efficient
Port-Jerome is on the Seine
River in northern France, be
tween Le Havre and Rouen,
both large seaports and indus
trial and rail centers. It is about
140 miles from Bethune.
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