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At Wake Forest, Erskine
RECREATION TRAVEL NOTES
Now The Ripe And Golden Month
October—the time of Harvest Home—is a de
lightful blend of all the seasons. And Firestone
travelers know that it’s a time for enjoying the
glories of the open road, when the fall color
show is at its best, and early harvest blends with
a touch of winter.
The month’s travel picture is lively—with the
remainder of county fairs on schedule, scenic
attractions and picnic-camping areas still open,
as well as national and state parks and forests,
fishing piers, museums and historical sites.
NC State Fair This Month
County, community and regional fairs are
featured into early November from coast to
mountains in North Carolina. Departing from
tradition, the 94th annual NC State Fair at
Raleigh, Oct. 16-21, adds an extra day.
A popular feature of the program is the State
Fair Folk Festival. It provides wholesome en
tertainment for the fair visitors, while develop
ing and preserving the rich heritage of native
folk arts. A total of $1,000 in prizes has been
set aside for trophies and cash prizes for per
formers in three programs daily at the fair. The
festival is directed by Bascom Lamar Lunsford,
renowned “Minstrel of the Appalachians”.
THE POT BOILS in log cabin museum of Ida
Cason Callaway Gardens at Pine Mountain, Ga.
The museum, depicting living conditions of early
settlers, is furnished with pieces of 150 years ago,
to blend with the cabin which is more than 125
years old. There is no admission charge. Museum
guides are on hand to welcome visitors 10 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Besides “the big one'’ at Raleigh, the North
Carolina Trade Fair at Charlotte, Oct. 12-21, is
expected to draw attendance from many states.
Then, there are a dozen other fairs, agricul
tural and industrial exhibits in October. Dates
and towns in which some of them will be held:
Oct. 3-7; Cherokee; 9-14; Laurenburg, Roxboro,
Greenville; 10-14: Winston-Salem, Ahoskie; 16-
21: Littleton, Lumberton; 17-21: Winston-Salem;
23-28: Henderson, Louisburg; 30-Nov. 4: Hender
The South Carolina State Fair in Columbia is
Some Gold In The Autumn Hills
Autumn-foliage display, now in its march to
the higher altitudes of Western North Carolina
and neighboring states, lasts into November. But
peak brilliance is in late October in the Blue
Ridge and Great Smokies.
Southward into Georgia, several Firestone em
ployees remind fellow travelers that there is de
lightful fall color in the lower Blue Ridge, with
an additional “bonus” of a number of high
land lakes and recreational areas in several coun
ties north of Gainesville.
A suggested attraction in this area is the fam
ed Ida Cason Callaway Gardens at Pine Moun
tain, Ga. Here, from spring to autumn, this
foremost beauty spot of the state is a showcase
of color from the rustic entrance to the sparkling
lakes. The 2,500-acre layout is all man-made,
with dams, roads, the sand beach and buildings
around which grow azaleas, dogwoods and other
native shrubs and plants.
Natural beauty is preserved here, just as it was
visualized by Cason J. Callaway, the late textile
industrialist. He opened the gardens in 1952, to
the memory of his mother, while dedicating them
to the preservation of native plants and shrubs.
A chief feature of the gardens is a museum
preserving the ways of pioneer life 150 years
ago. The building of pine logs has been recon
structed from its original site nearby. It is com
plete with spinning wheel, flintlock rifle, candle
molds, hand-hewn tables and benches, cotton
and cornhusk mattresses, gourd plates and dishes,
straw brooms, coffee grinder, homespun clothing,
and the rail fence outside.
BACK HOME in North Carolina, the travel
service of plant recreation reminds employees
that in October all along the seashore game fish
ing is good from the Outer Banks to the South
eastern Coast. Several fishing rodeos and con
tests continue in October.
Of other events, this brief list will add to your
travel enjoyment: “Heroes of the Heavens” at
Morehead Planetarium, Chapel Hill, Oct. 10- Nov.
6; Russell’s Antique Show, Charlotte, 17-20;
Southern Automobile Exposition, Charlotte, 28-
Nothing New—Still Good Reminders
Driving across town or across
the country can be monotonous
—and dangerous. Nothing start
ling in this, is there? But a few
simple principles put into prac
tice can help you along to the
most enjoyment and safety from
your auto traveling.
• Look after your car. Be
sure it is in top driving condi
tion for travel in any season.
• Use seat belts. They can
help prevent serious disfigure
ment, disablement—even death.
• Stay alert. Driving is an
every-moment job while on the
• Let courtesy be your
“code of the road.” Think of
others while you roll along.
• Practice rules of the road.
Signs, signals, and road mark
ings are your guides to a safe
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• Take frequent rests. Pull
off the road a safe distance. Re
lax so you can drive again—re
• Allow for emergencies.
Adjust driving to road, traffic,
and weather conditions.
Chester Neal Tate has begun
his freshman year at Wake
Forest College, Winston-Salem,
with plans to major in political
science. He is the eighth high
school senior from the Gastonia
area to win a full college
scholarship from Firestone since
the company’s educational-aid
program began eight years ago.
On the basis of his high school
record and performance in
placement tests, Neal was en
rolled in some honor classes at
the beginning of the school year.
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Betty Ann McAbee is in her
sophomore year at Erskine Col
lege, Due West, S. C., where
she is working toward a degree
in elementary education. She is
the 1960 Gastonia winner of a
full, four-year college scholar
ship from Firestone.
The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
L. B. McAbee of 901 Home Trail,
Gastonia, she was on the dean’s
list at Erskine in her freshman
year. This year, Betty returned
to college a week before the be
ginning of classes, to serve as a
student orientation counselor for
incoming freshmen and other
She is a member of the South
Carolina Student Education As
sociation, this year serving as
secretary of the Erskine Chap
ter. She is also sophomore class
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Chester M. Tate of 840 East
Sixth avenue. His mother works
in Twisting (synthetics).
When he won the Firestone
education prize in April this
year Neal was among 28 from
15 states to receive full scholar
ships to the accredited college or
university of the student’s
Scholarships granted to sons
and daughters of Firestone em
ployees, provide for fees, text
books, and a substantial pay
ment toward room and board at
school. They are renewable an
nually, provided the student
maintains a high scholastic
standard and meets other re
quirements of the company’s
representative to the Women’s
Council, a branch of Women’s
Student Government at Erskine.
In addition to the Firestone
education grant, Betty has an
Erskine scholarship from the As
sociate Reformed Presbyterian
Synod. Won in her freshman
year, it is renewable up to four
years on the condition of a good
Betty’s father is assistant di
vision manager in synthetics at
the Gastonia plant.
Best wishes from fellow workers in the Warehouse go to Albert
Meeks, for his recovery from en extended illness. Mr. Meeks en
tered Kings Mountain Hospital in late August and after treatment
there until mid-September, returned to his home on Linwood road.
W. R. Rainey of the Wastehouse and his father Rosevelt
Rainey, cotton office, spent a week end in Washington, D. C.
recently. The big event of their trip was their attendance at a
major-league baseball game.
M. H. Hendricks, who died Aug. 29, was buried in a Gastonia
cemetery Sept. 1. He was the father of John Hendricks, second-
shift supervisor in the Warehouse.
GONE TO SEA
Seaman apprentice Monroe E. Taylor
was transferred late this summer to the
USS Willard Keith. He began his present
tour of duty from Norfolk, Va., after a
year’s assignment at the missile range of
White Sands Proving Ground in New
Before going on the Willard Keith, Mon
roe spent an 18-day leave with his par
ents, the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. O. M. Taylor
of 1109 West Third avenue, Gastonia. Both
parents are employed in Spinning. Monroe
worked for several months in Weaving
(cotton) before joining the Navy in early
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