Has The Last Word
Impianiti per lo scambio termico. The phrase,
of no consequence to chemists at Firestone’s re
search laboratories in Akron, has meaning when
Diana Albera translates it to “heat exchange ap
Fluency in Italian linked with her education
in chemistry makes Miss Albera a valuable mem
ber of the Firestone research team. Chemists
find a wealth of information in the material
which Diana translates because much of it con
cerns the work of leading Italian chemists.
Italy—with her upsurge of scientific research
in recent years—shares its advances with Fire
stone. The company's chemists are interested in
keeping abreast of every worldwide develop
ment in the six fields of Firestone’s production
Thanks to Miss Albera's Iranslaiions, Ihey hav3
ai hand limely information from foreign sources.
She does some translating from French to Eng
After almost two years of study in Europe,
Diana was back home in Battle Creek, Mich.
Then, while visiting a friend who is a chemist at
Firestone, Diana decided to go to work in Akron.
The company hired her after having been im
pressed by her fluency in Italian.
NATIONAL WILDLIFE WEEK
On Balanced Conservation
Mankind needs to become informed on the relationship
between himself and the natural resources which he is
privileged to use for his life and progress. Let him misap
propriate these resources—and there’s trouble ahead. Upon
these grave facts rests the chief mission of the National
As one of its many approaches to alerting people to resources
use and management, the NWF sponsors National Wildlife Week
each year. March 19-25 is the 1961 schedule.
The observance, promoted filiate organizations in aU 50
• Diana Albera draws a catalyst sample while
at work as an organic chemist at Firestone's re
search laboratories in Akron. She studied on a
Fulbright scholarship, at the Institute of Indus
trial Chemistry, Bologna, Italy.
Diana spends about a fourth of her time at
work translating articles, patents and reports;
the rest of the time, working in organic chemistry.
March: Loaded With Spring Beauty
Signs of Spring are here, and the travel serv
ice of Plant Recreation has this note as a re
minder for March: From now until mid-April is
the big season for golf, trail riding, horse shows
and other outdoor sports activities in the middle
and coastal areas of both Carolinas.
Add to this some good fishing, visits to his
torical sites and famous gardens in both states,
and you have only the beginning of an interest-
packed travel calendar.
March, bringing Spring beauty to the outdoors,
introduces a round of seasonal festivals, tours,
shows and other special events. And come April,
you can follow Spring up the slopes of the Blue
Ridge and Great Smokies for the spectacular
Cool, Clear Water. . .
The trout season in Western North Carolina
opens April 1, to last through August.
Morehead Planetarium at Chapel Hill offers
“Easter, The Awakening”, March 7 through April
10. A few other events in March:
Albemarle Camellia Show, Elizabeth City, 18,
19; Chamipionship Rodeo, Greensboro, 23-26;
Kennel Club Dog Show, Raleigh, 25; Boat Show,
Greensboro, 30-April 2.
Traveling afar in March—say to Florida? Then,
remember the gala celebration at Bradenton, 19-
26, which marks the 422nd anniversary of the
arrival of Hernando de Soto. Bradenton, which
annually celebrates the De Soto history, this
time plans a sort of spectacular. Some details
are secret until the event, but this is known:
There will be a re-enactment of the explorer’s
famous landing thereabouts, with more modern
features, such as a beauty pageant, fashion show,
coronation ball for the De Soto Queen, and a
With Pockeibook Ease. . .
Notes the travel service here; Bradenton and
vicinity have a wide range of good travel ac
commodations, in prices which are somewhat
easier on your pocketbook than in many other
Florida resort towns.
Back in North Carolina, some events in April
which belong to the seasonal calendar are; 37th
annual Old Time Fiddlers Convention, Union
Grove, April 1; Southeastern Boatarama, Greens
boro, 1-3. Among traditional Easter sunrise serv
ices in the state on April 2; 189th Moravian at
Old Salem, Winston-Salem; Mountainside Amphi
theatre, Cherokee; Way ah Bald Mountain, Frank
lin; Blue Ridge, Boone.
through schools, churches, civic
clubs and other citizens' organi
zations, has the theme this year;
“Work for Multiple Use of Our
Natural Resources — Balanced
Conservation Planning for the
The overall program will
stress balanced conservation
planning which involves indus
try, city uses of natural re
sources, timber and wildlife con
servation, grazing, watershed,
and outdoor recreation.
Among other objectives of this
year’s Wildlife Week;
♦ Pool efforts of all people
interested in conservation, for
the good of a common cause.
♦ Encourage citizens to be
come informed on what each one
can do to promote good man
agement of natural resources.
For information, write National
Wildlife Federation, 1412 Six
teenth St., NW, Washington 6,
Wildlife and sportsmen’s af-
G. W. Gamble
A memorial service for G. W.
Gamble, 77, was held at West
Avenue Presbyterian Church
February 7 and burial was in
Hollywood cemetery. Masonic
rites were conducted at the
graveside by Masonic Lodge 369,
Mr. Gamble, who died Febru
ary 4, left his widow, Mrs. Hattie
Cloninger Gamble; a son, Billy
A. Gamble of the mechanical de
partment at Firestone; five
sisters: Misses Mary Elizabeth,
Angeline, Ethel and Candace
Gamble and Mrs. A. F. Hudson,
all of Gastonia; two brothers,
Joe and Henry Gamble of Gas
states join in sponsoring Na
tional Wildlife Week. Walt
Disney, creator of Nature ad
ventures in the movies, is na
tional chairman of the observ
You Can Have
Many members of Firestone
families here join millions of
other boating enthusiasts in tak
ing to the water every year. And
the number is growing every
To acquaint this vast boating
multitude with requirements of
Federal Boating laws and pro
vide them some basic guidelines
for safe and enjoyable operation,
the U.S. Coast Guard has avail
able the Recreational Boating
Guide. It is non-technical and
for the most part written in
The nine chapters of the book
treat such subjects as boat num
bering, legal minimum equip
ment requirements, responsibili
ties while boating, aids to navi
gation, safety hints, care of
equipment, and has a list of U.S.
Coast Guard auxiliary services.
It also provides a rundown on
boating laws, filled-in samples
of application-for-number form,
a boating accident report form,
and radio distress information
Recreational Boating Guide is
yours for 40 cents, from U.S.
Government Printing Office,
Washington 25, D. C.
MARCH, 1961 Page 3
:Many Types-But Top Quality In Them All
People who work at Firestone may well take pride
in some acquaintance with the company’s quality
products. Of the great variety of goods which the
company sells, tires for passenger cars are on lop of
the “main product” list.
With hundreds of sizes and types of tires being
produced in our factories, it is not easy for the aver
age worker to be informed on the differences. That’s
why this general information has been prepared.
Every tire we build benefits from all company
know-how and technical advance in material process
ing and manufacturing equipment, improvements in
raw materials, and top workmanship. These are ap
plied “across the board” on all tires, regardless of
Auto Industry: Big Satisfied Customer
What is our major “proof of performance”? Tires
are chosen as original equipment by auto manufac
turers—which means that tires are mounted on cars
at the factory. The manufacturers, free to choose any
tire brand on the market, select large volumes of
Firestone tires, after their own extensive tests, in
addition to Firestone testing.
The auto companies test and rate our tires for
Handling—cornering traction, wet pavement trac
tion, gravel traction, stability, steering effort, and
other factors; Noise—rumble and shock on all types
of pavement, squeal; and Ride Qualities—^softness,
impact, bounce. Then they check for high-speed en
durance, and durability.
The Firestone DeLuxe Champion, the original-
equipment tire sold to car manufacturers, is also
stocked by our dealers and stores. When you buy
a DeLuxe Champion from one of our dealers or
stores, you get the same tire that is being shipped
to car manufacturers.
The Safety Champion, sold as a replacement tire, is
made to sell at a lower price through certain econ
omies in materials which do not in any way affect
the safety features of the tire.
Many companies producing tires for sale at lower
prices do not have the premium know-how and tech
nical developments that Firestone incorporates in
low-price tires. Here is an example: The Firestone
safety-tensioning and gum-dipping process is standard
with every tire we make, providing for uniformity
in cord body, maximum adhesion, and other qualities.
Some Other Proofs of Performance
Example: When we talk about “racing-tire con
struction” in some of our tires, we refer to a combina
tion of cord body construction and rubber compounds
which have been developed from experience of test
ing tires at the Indianapolis 500 speedway, the
world’s fastest race at Daytona, Fla., and other lead
ing auto races and tests.
•' When we speak of “premium” tires, we mean those
priced above the 100 level or original equipment
tire. The Premium Quality, the “500” and the Buty-
laire are in this group.
In Firestone factories, all tires get close attention.
but the Premium Quality receives special treatment
in all phases of production. The Butylaire, “500,”
and Deluxe Champion have the same tread depth.
The Premium Quality has added protection against
punctures—accomplished by an extra layer of spe
cial rubber compound containing the new rubber,
Diene—over the regular inner liner. It also has an
inner safety tire for added protection against blow
The Nylon “500’ is a premium tire because of its
special streamlined and lightweight racing-tire con
struction which makes it the safest available for pro
longed high-speed auto operation. The Butylaire is
made with a new, softer buytl rubber. It produces
no squeal, even on the sharpest turns. Hum is re
duced to a minimum and there is quicker, safer
stopping in a shorter distance than ever before.
The “Town and Country” is a special-purpose tire
offering maximum traction in mud, snow or ice,
combined with smooth, quiet operation on dry pave
ment. It eliminates need for tire chains.
Firestone makes tires in sizes to fit every car built
in the United States, plus a majority of the imported
cars. Besides, tires are produced for antique cars
manufactured between 1900 and 1925.
When it comes to auto tires by Firestone, you can
be sure of this; The same high-grade workmanship
goes into all of them. Although materials and con
struction may differ somewhat, workmanship is the
same high quality—from the premium grade down
through the tire at the lowest-price level.