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LAST VISIT: 139 PINTS
Employees-Community Give To Bloodmobile
Will You Join It?
Q. We hear much these days
about heart attacks as a major
cause of death. What are some
factors that one should know in
order to sensibly take care of
A. Perhaps it will be most
impressive if we think of the
answer in terms of what one
British physician has listed as
“Steps to an Early Grave.” Sir
Daniel Davies, physician to
When Lewis W. Compton
rounded out 25 years of em
ployment here early last
month, his name brought the
total to 170 belonging to this
category of long-time service
Lewis W. Compton
Next in line for a lengthy
record were: George H. Sadler
of Twisting (synthetics); Thelma
M. Gilreath, Weaving (syn-
Queen Elizabeth, has set down
these rules for qualifying one as
a member of the “coronary
1. Work every evening, week
ends and holidays included.
Don't let personal considerations
2. Take your office work home
if you can’t finish it during the
3. Never refuse invitations to
parties and the like and commit
tee meetings, no matter how
tired you feel.
4. Don’t let meals interfere
with your job. Try to work
through them. Take phone calls
during lunch, for example.
5. Always carry responsibility
yourself. Don’t let anyone else
deprive you of taking the blame.
6. If you have to travel away
from home on a job, go over
night. You’ll be able to do so
much more work.
7. If you ever relax a few min
utes, always feel guilty about it.
8. Eat excessive fats and try
to stay overweight.
thetics); and Claude H. Clark,
Carding. These had 20 years
And there were seven others
marking anniversaries in March:
Henry J. McDaniel, Twisting
(synthetics); John M. Chastain,
Isaac Moss and Lawrence C.
Wilson, all of the Mechanical
Hyme Jackson, Twisting (syn
thetics); Howard V. Martin, Me
William F. Colling Jr., Twist
BETTER PRODUCTS THROUGH SCIENCE
Research Cuts Tire Noises
Improved control during the building of tires has been
primarily responsible for the important advances in recent
years in reduction of automobile noise caused by tire vibra
This is the conclusion of Dr.
J. W. Liska and James Sidles of
Firestone, in a paper presented
in March at the Society of Auto
motive Engineers National Au
tomobile Week meeting in De
Their report, “Dynamic Tire
Characteristics—Effect on Noise
and Vibration”, was presented
at a session on tire roughness.
Dr. Liska is assistant research
director at Firestone and Mr.
Sidles is an advanced tire de
The only known practical
solution to the problem of noises
induced by tires, they observed,
is improved control of variables
such as balance, radial runout,
splicing, tread mass distribution,
bead centering and molding of
the tire body.
Uniformity The Key
“Substantial advances have
been made over the past several
years in solving the overall tire-
vibration problem, by continual
ly improving all aspects of tire
Employees and others of
this neighborhood gave 139
pints of blood, when the Gas
ton County Chapter of
American Red Cross sent the
Carolinas Regional Blood-
bank to Firestone Recreation
It was the first of two visits
each year to this community. On
that occasion, three donors join
ed the two-gallon group: Joe H.
Carson, J. R. Benfield, Carmon
F. Robinson; while three more
reached the one-gallon class;
‘Man of Effort’
Each of us who has the ability
has an obligation to serve our
fellow men and the needs of the
world, J. E. Trainer said in a
speech at Des Moines, Iowa last
month. The executive vice presi
dent of Firestone had just re
turned from a global tour of
In his Des Moines talk, Mr.
Trainer said, “Personal and busi
ness contacts with peoples of
many lands emphasize our com
mon problems and our similari
ties, rather than our differenc
He contrasted the self-satis
fied man with the man of effort
who "appreciates his heritage,
knows he is not self-made,
wants to pay his own way, and
wants to express his apprecia
tion and acknowledge his re
sponsibility by acts of service."
Responsibility, he noted, de
mands that “a citizen inform
himself on world affairs, work
on them where and when he
can; and strengthen the hand of
world leaders who are striving
toward the solution of these
Wade H. Stiles, Hansford Wilkes,
Ralph F. Johnson.
H. T. Aldridge, Ernest Austin,
Lucille Baker, Bobbie Baldwin,
J. C. Barnes, Juanita Bedding-
field, Lee R. Bentley, Buford
Blanton Jr., Ruth H. Bolick,
Jennie Bradley, Myrtle Bradley,
Opal Bradley, Thomas Bradley,
Carl E. Briggs, Robert W.
Broome, Luther C. Brown, Paul
D. Broyles, William A. Brown,
Gladys Butler, Harlan E. Butler,
Ida W. Byers, John Bryant.
Frank E. Capps, Carl Car
penter, Grafton Carpenter, Gene
Carson, John R. Carson Jr., Ed
na Champion, Paul Chastain,
Roy Chastain, P. C. Cloninger,
Roland E. Conrad, James M.
Cooper, William Cosey, S. E.
Ralph Dalton, Coy Davis, Fred
J. Davis, Grady Davis, Reginald
Davis, William Davis, Eula Dun-
levy, Hazeline Erwin, Jack
Faile, Pansy Falls, Ralph Farrar,
Barbara Ferguson, Charles M.
Ferguson, Exlice Fletcher, John
E. Fletcher, Hazel Foy, Luther
Foy, F. B. Galligan, Mack Gar
ris, Thomas Grant, W. S. Guf
George Hager, Homer Hall,
Belon D. Hanna, Ben T. Hanna,
Willie Hannie, John Harris, F. B.
Harrison, Charles E. Hedgepath,
Hallie Hedgepath, George High,
Kathleen Hodge, W. F. Hogan,
Jerry Howie, Horace Hughes,
Robert B. Hull.
Thomas Ipock Jr., Nelson Jack
son, Betty Jolly, Frank Jolly,
Bobby L. Jones, Lennell Keen-
um, Minnie Kilby, Mary Lank
ford, Alvin Ledford, James F.
Lewis Jr., Bobby Lee Liles,
Richard Littlejohn, Gary P.
Lyles, Charles Lunsford, Blon-
zeen Mauney, Scott McCarter,
John Mitchell, J. Q. McPherson,
B. F. Massey, John Mercer, Jack
Moore. Isaac Moss.
Dillard Palmer, Charlie Par
ham, J. I'. Parks, J. L. Parks Jr.,
Harry Paiton, Mattie Passmore,
Flora Pence, Ransom Piercy,
Leroy L. Poi'sey, Bobby Purkey,
Deuel Redding, Ralph Reep, Al
vin Riley, Ruby Riley, Horace
Robinson, Julia Rosdahl, Ran
Bobby J. Smith, J. M. Smith
Jr., Lloyd Smith, W. S. Spencer,
Jr., W. O. Stephenson, Buster
Stiles, Elton L. Stil\ Edward C.
Taylor, W. D. Teague, James O.
Thomas, LueU E. Thomas, J. H.
Thompson, George Ti’akas, Shu-
ford Turner, John Verdery,
Everett Watson, lUf Webster,
Eula B. Wilson, Jame.= R. Young.
Textile School Using New Facility
The North Carolina Vocational Textile School at Bel
mont recently began using its new $42,000 wing with two
floor levels. A storeroom for tools and heavy machinery to
be used in the shop is I'jcated on tiie first floor. On the sec
ond level are conference and assembly rooms with accom
modations for 300 persons.
NC Vocational Textile School offers major courses in
yarn manufacturing, weaving, designing, knitting, tailoring
and mill maintenance (m.achine shop).
Those who enroll are high school students from the area
served by the Belmont institution, veterans, employees in in
dustry and other adults interested in textiles and the related
In the enrollment of more than 400 this term, students’
ages range from 16 to 60 years.
uniformity,” they said.
It is relatively easy to demon
strate that vibrations induced
by tires can contribute to au
tomobile noises and vibrations,
said the report. But it is more
difficult to isolate the sources or
causes of vibration, because it is
hard to produce tires which are
near-perfect in more than one
Dr. Liska and Mr. Sidles said
it is not yet possible to assign
separate degrees of importance
to each variable, but they ex
plained that one could be more
important than another in a
Development of smoother
roads and reduction in pas
senger car noises and vibrations
have focused considerable at
tention on the artistic appear
ance of tires, the report noted.
But it explained that improve
ments in artistic qualities are
not gained at the expense of
safety, dependability and dura
bility of tires.
YOUR TRA VEL NOTEBOOK
' In Springtime Down The Valley
APRIL, 1961 SKISWq
April walked in, crowned with daffodils. She
brought a lively roster of things to do and see in
the Carolinas for those who can’t stay home, now
that Outdoor Time is here.
Festivals, sightseeing tours, exhibits, and sports
events flavor the travel calendar, according to
this month’s notes from the plant recreation de
Outstanding of events is the seventh annual
Dare Coast Pirates Jamboree on the Outer Banks
of North Carolina, April 27-30. The jamboree
marks arrival of the surf-sun season on the Outer
Banks beaches from Kitty Hawk to Cape Hat-
teras. Usual events include fishing contests, pony
and jeep races, a fish-fry, and model plane fly
ing competition, topped off by a “pirates” ball
at Nags Head.
Westward With The Spring
The big attraction of Spring is the showcase
of flowers and blooming shrubs from the Caro
linas coast to the highlands. Dogwood begins to
bloom this month and hundreds of species of
wildflowers in the western part of both states
put on a color extravaganza which lasts into
For those who travel to the Great Smokies
and northward along the Blue Ridge Parkway,
note that all sections of the most-traveled scenic
route in America are open by late April, as are
visitors centers, motels and other accommoda
The Pilgrimage of Colonial Edenton and Coun
tryside, April 14-16, is outstanding of Spring
home-garden tours. Edenton, “Cradle of the
Colony”, is scene of the biennial pilgrimage
which includes visits to a dozen houses and
plantations dating to the 1700s, a daily tea in the
afternoons, and other events. Edenton was the
first permanent settlement in North Carolina.
Established in 1658, it was the Colonial capital
from 1722 to 1766. Hotel Joseph Hewes there is
headquarters for the pilgrimage.
New Bern: Memorial Gardens
In the same general vicinity, travelers will be
interested in the restored Gov. Tryon Palace at
New Bern. Formal dedication of the Maude
Moore Latham Memorial Gardens at the Palace
were scheduled for early April.
Closer home, the annual tour of gardens in
Charlotte is set for April 14-16.
A complete rundown of travel attractions in
North Carolina alone defies listing here. But the
recreation department reminds you to mark your
calendar for these highlight events:
NC Salt Water Sports Fishing Association Con
test on NC Coast, April 15-Nov. 1; 13th annual
Mountain Youth Jamboree, Asheville, 12-15;
Central Carolinas Sports Car Hill Climb at
Chimney Rock, 22, 23; Sidewalk Exhibit, Raleigh,
14-16; Greenville Community Arts Festival, April
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