TRANSLATOR This Researcher 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 paratus”. 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 operations. Thanks to Miss Albera's Iranslaiions, Ihey hav3 ai hand limely information from foreign sources. She does some translating from French to Eng lish, too. 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 Wildlife Federation. 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 SOME TRAVEL NOTES 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 wildflower parade. 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 street parade. 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 Future.” 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, D. C. 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, Gastonia. 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 tonia. 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 ance. You Can Have Boating Guide 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 day. 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 “laymen’s language”. 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 sheet. 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 price. 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 outs. 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. i

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