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! PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS
Mrs. Carl James, Payroll, and Mr. James took an extended
trip through the Great Smoky Mountains and went on to Oak
Ridge, Tenn., for a visit with Mr, and Mrs. Ray Hudson. Mrs.
Hudson and Mrs. James are sisters.
The Rev. and Mrs. William T. Mulcay and their children Lillian
Jean, Billy, and Cherry, visited one day in August in the home of
Charles McArver, plant sales. The Mulcays, representing the Pres
byterian Church, U.S., began their furlough trip out of the Congo
just before the crisis condition developed within the past few
They left the Congo in late May, went to Egypt, then on for
a visit in the Holy Land, before sailing for New York, where they
arrived in mid-August. The missionary family went from Gastonia
to Sebring, Fla., to remain there for a year. Return to the mission
field will depend upon “what happens in the meantime” in the
Lee Treadway, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harrison, was born
in July. The father is chief accountant in Main Office.
I A trip to Canada—with stopovers in Washington, D. C., New
York City and Hartford, Conn.—was chief feature of a summer
( vacation for John Verdery, cotton classer. Principal points visited
in Canada were Hamilton, Toronto, and Ottawa in Ontario province;
Montreal and Quebec (city) in Quebec province.
[ He toured many historic landmarks, including several old
cathedrals. Changing of the Royal Guard of the Canadian Mounted
I Police at the capital grounds in Ottawa was most impressive, Mr.
I Verdery reported.
I Upon his return to North Carolina, he spent a week at Lake
Junaluska, near Waynesville. Junaluska is operated by the South
eastern Jurisdictional Conference of the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Jack E. Wellmon returned home after undergoing an
operation at Gaston County Hospital. As of late August, she was
reported recovering nicely. Mr. Wellmon is in warehouse shipping.
W. R. Rainey of the waste house came home in August from a
month-long stay in Gaston County Hospital, having undergone
surgery. In late August, he was doing well.
j Frank Davis, head cotton classer, with Mrs. Davis went on an
1 extended trip through the New England States in August.
While on vacation, electrician Scott McCarter and his family
visited with Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Hastings in Quincy, 111. The
Hastings are Mrs. McCarter’s parents.
The Jesse L. Parks Jr. family went to Miami Beach, Fla., on
Troy Jones, tinsmith, spent several days at Marble and Murphy,
N. C., where he visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Jones and
a sister, Mrs. Wilma Ciber of Wilmington, Del.
Lathe operator J. E. Fletcher, with Paul Clark and Hud Gib
son of Twisting (synthetics) and Pat Staples toured the state of
Maine on a vacation trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burdette visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
L. M. Burdette at their home in Roanoke, Ala. A few days later,
the Gastonia Burdettes also spent some time at Myrtle Beach,
S. C. Mr. Burdette is a carpenter here.
Balancing room operator Ray England with his family traveled
to New York state. On the way, they visited Joe Davis, Mrs. Eng
land’s brother in Baltimore, Md., also another brother, Ernest
Davis, in Lynchburg, Va. While in New York, the Englands saw the
Mauretania, the ship on which Ray went to Europe during World
War II, 16 years ago.
Lathe operator John F. Ledford and his family took a trip to
St. Augustine, Fla., oldest city in the United States.
I Roller shop foreman Paul Walker and Mrs. Walker had as guests
I in mid-August their daughter, Mrs. Martha Brown and children
from La Mesa, Calif.
Charles Hamrick of the roller shop, with Mrs. Hamrick and
children spent a week-end in Atlanta, Ga., visiting Mrs. Hamrick’s
I uncle, R. L. Carter and his family.
1 Miss Jane Francum, daughter of tool room clerk Rosie
I Francum, spent several weeks in Bordenton, N, J., where she visit-
I ed a sister, Mrs. John Thoni, Mr. and Mrs, Thoni and son Stevie
accompanied Jane back to Gastonia.
Plant engineer W. G. Henson and Mrs. Henson of the cloth
room vacationed at Ocean Drive Beach, S. C. Other employees of
I this department going to the Atlantic playground area; Assistant
I plant engineer H. A. Cauthen and Mrs. Cauthen, Carolina Beach;
milling machine operator Buddy Beaver and family, electrician
I Ernest Austin and Mrs. Austin, and lathe operator Marshall Gil
bert and family. Myrtle Beach,
j John Gilreath, utility man, and Mrs. Gilreath vacationed in
. the Blue Ridge Mountain country of North Georgia. One point of
j interest they visited near their hometown of Blairsville was the
Nottely Reservation in Union County, “If you want it air-condition-
) ed in summer, go to the hillcountry of Georgia,” advises Mr,
FAMILY ALBUM—Mr. and Mrs. Howard Love Sr. (seated left),
with some of the family. Mrs. Love is holding granddaughter
Debra Marie whose father Charles was at Air Force school in
Colorado when picture was made. Capt. and Mrs. Howard Love Jr.
(also sealed), with son Howard Jerome III, born in Okinawa. Stand
ing: The elder Loves' daughter Shirley (left) and Mrs. Charles
Love. Between them are William Jerome, Debra Marie's brother;
and Angela Yvonne, sister of Howard Jerome III.
In Air Force
Captain Howard Love Jr. is
a navigation and electronics test
equipment officer in the 3610
Navigation Training Wing at
Harlingen Air Force Base, Tex
as. Mr. and Mrs, Love and their
two children spent part of a 30-
day leave with his parents at
1917 Winget, Gastonia, before
beginning his assignment at the
Captain Love is a graduate of
Highland High School of Gas
tonia and the Durham division
of N. C. State College. There, he
majored in chemistry and was a
member of ROTC. He volunteer
ed for service in the Air Force,
entering as a second lieutenant
seven years ago.
After assignments at Air Force
installations in the States, he
was based on Okinawa for 33
The elder Mr. Love, who is
in office mail service, has an
other son in the Air Force,
Sgt. Charles Love, a graduate of
Highland, who attended A & T
College of Greensboro, is per
manently assigned to Seymour
Johnson Air Force Base at
Charles recently completed a
course in advanced electronics
at Lowery Air Force Base, Den
Memorial services for Mrs.
Laura An Firestone, wife of
coxiipany president Raymond C.
Firestone, were held July 6 at
Idabell Firestone Memorial
Chapel of St. Paul’s Episcopal
Church, Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Fire
stone, 49, died suddenly July 3.
The year after their marriage
in 1934 in California, Mr. and
Mrs. Firestone moved to Rich
mond, Va., where he was com
pany district manager. A year
later they moved to Memphis,
where in 1937 he became presi
dent of the Firestone Tire &
Rubber Company of Tennessee.
In Memphis, Mrs. Firestone
was active in volunteer work at
Crippled Children’s Hospital,
and was a Gray Lady in the
paraplegic ward of the Veterans
In 1949 the Firestones moved
to Akron, when he was made
vice president of research and
development for the parent com
pany. During her 11 years in
Akron, Mrs. Firestone was en
gaged in a wide range of cul
tural, civic and charitable ac-
tivities — including work with
hospitals, the Red Cross and the
Junior League, the Garden
Clubs of America, the Bath
Garden Club and the Akron
Besides her husband and par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Anson Lisk of
Santa Margarita, Calif., Mrs.
Firestone left two daughters,
Christy An and Judith An of the
home; and two brothers, Anson
Lisk Jr. of Obregon, Mexico, and
Delevan of San Diego.
SEPTEMBER, 1960 PAGE 7
By THOMAS SHELL Y
As a teacher in the public
schools, I find that the socialist-
communist idea of taking “from
each according to his ability,”
and giving “to each according
to his need” is now generally
accepted without question by
most of our pupils. In an effort
to explain the fallacy in this
theory, I sometimes try this ap
proach with my pupils:
When one of the brighter or
harder-working pupils makes a
grade of 95 on a test, I suggest
that I take away 20 points and
give them to a student who has
made only 55 points on his test.
Thus each would contribute ac
cording to his ability—and since
both would have a passing
grade, each would receive ac*
cording to his need.
But What Then?
After I have juggled the
grades of all the other pupils in
this fashion, the result is usual
ly a “common ownership” grade
of between 75 and 80—the mini
mum needed for passing, or for
survival. Then I speculate with
the pupils as to the probable re
sults if I actually employed the
socialistic theory for grading
—from page 1
are seesaws, swings, and pro
tected wading area in the lake.
In addition, commercial facili
ties provide rental boats and
supplies at several docks,
A Point Of Departure
For More Travel Fun
Camp Firestone’s location ten
miles from Marion makes it an
ideal point from which to
“branch out” on a variety of
sidetrips to the great travel at
tractions in the western area of
North Carolina, and adjoining
portions of Georgia, Tennessee
and Virginia, It is but a short
drive to the famed Asheville-
Hendersonville-Tryon region, A
few miles away, you can get on
the Blue Ridge Parkway for a
Teacher of economics and his
tory in Yonkers High School,
Yonkers, N. Y.
• The highly productive
pupils—and they are always a
minority in school as well as in
life—would soon lose all in
centive for producing. Why
strive to make a high grade if
part of it is taken from you by
“authority” and given to some
• The less productive pupils
—a majority in school as else
where—would, for a time, be
relieved of the necessity to
study or produce. This social
ist-communist system would
continue until the high produc
ers had sunk—or had been driv
en down—to the level of the low
producers. At that point, in order
for anyone to survive, the “au
thority” would have no alterna
tive but to begin a system of
compulsory labor and punish
ments against even the low pro
ducers. They, of course, would
then complain bitterly, but with
• Finally, I return the discus
sion to the ideas of freedom and
enterprise — the market econ
omy — where each person has
freedom of choice and is re
sponsible for his own decisions
Gratifyingly enough, most of
my pupils then understand what
I mean when I explain that
socialism—even in a democracy
—will eventually result in a
living-death for all except the
“authorities” and a few of their
memorable journey along the
“Rooftop of Eastern America”.
Headed for Camp Firestone?
Apply through the Industrial
Relations office. Make only one
reservation at a time, and after
you’ve made the trip, you can
If you cannot go when your
reservation is scheduled, notify
the IR office. Because there are
usually names on a waiting list,
your cancellation will release a
reservation to someone else, for
a refreshing stay in the hill-
Of Freedom And Enterprise