Something Good Happened When They Gave CLOTH ROOM employees (from left) Geneva Johnson, J. A. Waldrep and Eihel McAbee display Good-Houskeeping prize. The Broom Swept Clean For Cloth-Room Folks Personnel of the Cloth Room won the plant’s “good house keeping” banner in late Septem ber, after the incentive award had been in the Spooling-Wind- ing-Twisting (cotton) depart ment since June. That was when the banner was first displayed, although the good-housekeeping program itself began here almost a year ago. Plant Newspaper Receives Honor Firestone News received a cer tificate for the Award of Excel lence for Distinguished Achieve ment, in the annual photograph ic competition sponsored by the South Atlantic Council of Indus trial Editors this year. The hon or came at the close of the coun cil’s two-day annual meeting at Hotel Wade Hampton in Colum bia, S. C., Sept. 15. Charles A. Clark is photog rapher and Claude Callaway is editor of the Gastonia employee publication. Sharing the honor with the Firestone publication was The Chatham Blanketeer of Chatham Manufacturing Co., Elkin, N. C. The top award for photography went to The Textorian of Cone Mills Corp , Greensboro. The program is based on a monthly inspection, with a checklist of 10 major points of emphasis of orderly and effici ent shopkeeping. All production supervisors are assigned in three teams to con duct the monthly inspection tours. Teams inspect a different department from their own and record conditions by a standard checklist from the safety depart ment. The department which wins the good-housekeeping banner places it in a prominent location, as a proud display to orderly, neat shopkeeping—a chief factor in safe, efficient production. Other awards for excellence included: Best Newspaper, The Textorian; Best Editorial, The Flat Top of Sears, Roebuck & Co., Greensboro; Best Magazine, Hanes Hosiery News of Hanes Hosiery Mills, Winston-Salem. Two years ago. Firestone News won the “Best Newspaper” award in the SACIE judging for journalistic excellence. The South Atlantic Council of Industrial Editors is made up of some 90 editors and other per sons in the communications field of industry and business in Vir ginia and the Carolinas. 'Your Finest Hours' Bible Week October 16-22 “Read Your Bible — Your Finest Hours” is this year’s theme of National Bible Week, October 16-22. National chair man of this the 21st annual ob servance is Erwin D. Canham, editor of The Christian Science Monitor. Honorary vice chairmen are Bud Collyer of TV’s “To Tell the Truth” program; Hcirry Golden, editor of the Carolina Israelite, and best-seller author; George Meany, president of the AFL- CIO; and Mrs. E. Lee Ozbirn, president of the General Federa tion of Women’s Clubs. On accepting chairmanship of What I gave, I have; what I spent, I had; what I kept, I lost. Upwards of 200 employees and others of the Firestone community experienced first hand the truth of “Good Things Happen When You Give”, at the Red Cross bloodmobile visit here in September. The total collection of 174 pints represented the first time that the bloodmobile had met its quota since the Red Cross Gas ton County Chapter program year began July 1. This was the second of two stops the blood mobile makes at Firestone each year. Alvin V. Riley of Indus trial Relations is chairman of donor recruiting for the visits here. A List Of Donors Marvin L. Allen, Hobert T. Aldridge, Edna Baker, Bobbie Baldwin, J. R. Benfield, Lee R. Bentley, Ernestine Bolynn, Arthur Bradley, Jennie Bradley, Opal Bradley, Coy T. Bradshaw, Carl Briggs, Ira Neal Broadway, Vernon Brockman, Harley W. Brooks, Luther C. Brown, Sam my Bunton, John Bryant, Jim A. Burdette, Rosalie Burger, Ben Byers, Ida Byers. Yates W. Campbell, Frank E. Capps, Grafton Carpenter, Irene Carpenter, Cornelia Carriger, Everett C. Carson, Gene Carson, Edna Champion, Paul Chastain, Roy M. Chastain, P. G. Clon- inger. Myrtle Collette, Jack R. Cook, James M, Cooper, William Cosey, John T. Crane, Eva Nell Crawford, Samuel E. Crawford, Ralph Dalton, J. Coy Davis, Fred Davis, Grady L. Davis, William H. Davis, John Dockery, W. A. Dunn Jr. Frank Elliott, Ray England, Hazeline Erwin, Jack W. Faile, C. M. Ferguson, Exlice Fletcher, John Fletcher, Edgar S. Foy, Luther Foy, Barbara Galloway, Jackie E. Gates, Thomas Gibby, Thomas E. Gibson, Fred I. Good- son, Arthur Gordon, Mollie E. Grimsley, Thomas A. Grant, Clinton Guffey, William S. Guf fey, George M. Hager, John P. Hall, William Hallbrook, Belon D. Hanna, Ben T. Hanna, Pau line Hanna, Hazel Hardin, Ern est Harris, Ernest S. Harris. J. P. Hart Jr., Leonard Hawk ins, James D. Hicks, George High, Fred H. Holloway, Hazel Holloway, Lloyd Hope, Jerry Howie, Thomas E. Huffstetler, Robert B. Hull, Thomas B. Ipock Jr., O. G. Jacobs, Ralph F. Johnson, Frank A. Jolly, Bobby L. Jones, Eugene J. Jones, Jesse T. Jones, Troy Jones, Lennell Keenum, Mildred Kelton, Alfred C. Kessell, Mel vin F. Knox. Alvin Ledford, Rachel Led ford, Larry D. Lee, James F. Lewis Jr., Lloyd Lewis, Jesse Liles, Ollie L. Liles, Cramer Little, Richard Littlejohn, Ray mond R. Long, Gary P. Lyles, Cramer McDaniel Jr., Frances S. Martin, Jack W. Martin, Benjamin Massey, Daniel T. Matthews, Alva F. McCarter, Marvin McCurry, Juanita Mc Donald, John R. Mercer, John S. Mitchell, Olive Moretz, Bon nie Moses, James Moses Jr., William Q. Murray. Roxie R. Newton, Howard E. Nix, Dillard Palmer, Jesse L. Parks, Jesse L. Parks Jr., Mattie B. Passmore, Ray Payseur, Rob ert H. Pearson, M. A. Peeler, Flora Pence, Corene M. Petty, Leroy L. Posey, Grady Queen, James T. Rankin, Thomas Ray, Deuel Redding, Mildred Red ding, Ralph L. Reep, William C. Revels, Margaret Rhyne, R. L. Richburg, Alvin V. Riley, Homer L. Robertson, Carmon F. Rob bins, Eugene Robinson, Harold Robinson, Vina Robinson. Robert L. Shannon, Lloyd D. Smith, W. O. Stephenson, Buster Stiles, Wade H. Stiles, Nellie H. Stowe, William D. Teague, Edgar B. Thomas Jr., James O. Thomas, James H. Thompson, Thomas W. Turner, John A. Verdery, Algie Warren, Cole L. Whitaker, Floyd H. Whitaker, Tracy Whitener, George D. Wil liams, Irene Williams, Philip R. Williams, Eula B. Wilson, Fran ces S. Wilson, Iva Wilson, Ervin L. Worthy. National Bible Week observance, Mr. Canham said; “Amid the turmoil of ideologi cal and political rivalries, facing the constantly-enlarging com plexity of knowledge in a world where danger and hope are com pounded, individual man needs to turn to truth. No source of truth can possibly equal the revealed truth of the Holy Scrip tures.” National Bible Week is spon sored by the Layman’s National Committee, Inc., an interfaith group founded in 1940. Purpose of the Committee is to reaffirm the principles of our forefathers, to reawaken interest in the pre cepts of the Bible, and to en courage regular attendance at places of worship. To Meet The Challenge Of Change Axe Helves... Handles ... And Progress Two Kennesaw Mountain farmers were conversing. Looking up from his chopping, one of them heard the other: “That looks like a good axe. A new ’un?” “No. Had it for 55 years,” “Shore looks as good as new to me,” re turned the other. Continued the owner: “Well, it has had three new blades and five new handles. Except for these, it’s the same oF axe I bought down at Englewood 55 years ago.” The farmer and his changing axe suggest a lesson for us on keeping pace with chang ing ways. Life each day demands a revision of the ways and means of yesterday. Things with which we are familiar may change gradually — but sometimes com pletely — over a period of years. We may not be aware of what is going on “right under our noses.” It may not mean much to the folks on Kennesaw — but for us in industry, our lack of awareness may cost us dearly. Of no small importance are the changing ways in our work. Job skills change. So do methods and machines. Our working methods may need a check up for improvements, revisions. The alert worker knows that he must constantly learn more in order to do his best for his family, his employer, and him self. Industrial changes mean more and better production. More and better production means more satisfied customers, increased jobs, added economic security for us all. The tools in our hands, the machines at our command are constantly changing. And it’s all for the progress of our jobs, our earn ing power, industry and our society as a whole. To meet the challenge of change, we need to be fully informed today about the job we knew well yesterday. 'fire$lon« October, 1961 Page 2 Volume X Number 11 ☆ ☆ ☆ Published by The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company, Firestone Textiles Division, Gastonia, North Carolina. Claude C. Callaway, Editor • South Atlantic Council of Indus trial Editors Charles A. Clark, Photographer • NC Professional Photographers As sociation; South Atlantic Council of Industrial Editors PLANT REPORTERS Carding—Payton Lewis, Jessie Ammons Cloth Room—Margie Waldrep Industrial Relation s—Flora Pence Main Office—Bea McCarter Quality Control—Sallie Craw ford, Louella Queen, Leila Rape Spinning—L illie A. Brown, Maude Peeler, Mary Turner Spooling—Nell Bolick, Rosalie Burger, Ophelia Wallace Mechanical Department — Rosie Francum Twisting—Vera Carswell, Elease Cole, Annie Cosey, Katie El kins, Catherine Fletcher Twisting (Sales)—Elmina Brad shaw Warehouse—N a n c y Cloninger, Harold Robinson, Israel Good Rosevelt Rainey Weaving (cotton)—Ruth Veitch Weaving (synthetics)—Mary E. Johnson, Irene Odell Winding—Ruth Cloninger, May- zelle Lewis

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