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Ex-School Teocher Operates Textile Machine Shop THE GASTONIA GAZETTE, Sun, Nov.

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D. L. Friday: He Works Every Day Of The Week


By DAVE BA1TV Jackson. H. R. Friday graduated from Wake Forest College and then
GiiMttn CKy Editor After the construction job was completed, Krlday went into the took a lav/ degree at Emory University. He is an attorney for the
, Fu,dayanleaned back ta hls cnalr ln the <>ftlce U. S. Army and was stationed at the base he helped build. Army Engineering Corps in Savannah, Ga.
rf i Machlne
d mln!8ce
Supply Co., puffed leisurely on his A member of a field artillery unit, lie fully expected to be John R. Friday is a graduate of Wake Forest College and took
County ar
' '•* 'l about hl« life In GBJlon shipped to the European battlefront. However, a tew months alter a law degree from UNC.
he entered service, the armistice was signed and Friday was He pracliccs law in Lincolnton and is judge of Lincoln County
Much of his talk was proudly of the children he fathered. He discharged. Recorder's Court.
• gawd occasionally about the room, pointing out pictures of "that's "I not only didn't leave the States, I didn't even leave my •it {' it
BiU when he . . . ,' Indicating the particular snapshot with his first base," he recalls with a laugh. DAUGHTER Kay, now Mrs. Kay F. Harris, took a degree from
His army service behind him, the young man sought his niche Brevard College. "Her mosc important decree, though, was her
Friday his been a Gaston name for at lecst five generations in life and joined Cocker Machine and Foundry Co. in his native Mrs. degree, which she's using to good advantage as a housewife
and past that I don't know," the 71-year-old textile machinery Gaston County as a general office worker. in Arlington. Va.," her father says with a smile.
representative said. He stayed with the firm for 33 years, coming up through the
ranks to hold positions as general manager, vice-president, and These children were born to Friday through his marriage lo
It to R name which has become definitely linked with educa- the former Mary Elizabeth Rowan of Virginia.
tion In the past two decades. member of the board of directors. His service lo his county and community was not limited to
And that's pretty good going for a fellow with only a high After 33 years, he resigned to join Walter Kidde Manufacturing the county school board.
school education. Co. as southern sales manager for textile machinery. The company
iV * -ft later bought Cocker Machine and Foundry. He served as' an alderman in Dallas for five years and as
DAVID Latham Friday was born and raised on a farm about Af'er two years with Kid'Je, he decided to go into business mayor of the town for an equal length of time.
four miles north of Dallas and moved to what was then the for himself and founded Friday Textile Machine and Supply, and That was during the depression.
county Ma». |n i914 at the age ot 14 is now a manufacturers representative for J. M. Nash Co. and "I remember we cut corners about every way in the world we
"Dallas hasn't changed too much-atmosphere wise-since that Dykcn Ma.iufacturing Co., both of Oshkosh, Wise., for their textile could Ihink of, bul we came oul in good shape. In fad, a good
time,' Friday recalls. "We've added about 1,500 people, a few equipment lines. part of the town's sewer system was installed in those WPA
more stores, and several industries, but we're still a small town He also serves as president of Gastonia Belting and Supply days."
that looks like a small town and we like it." Co. A lifelong member of Dallas Baplisl Church, he served for
The son of the late David F. and Susan Hooper Friday, D. L. •?? i- ii many years as a deacon and chairman of the board of deacons.
was one of nine children born to his father in two marriages. HE'LL BE 71 years old next month and he's stil! going and He was appointed In the Gaston County Selective Service Board
Initially, he attended school in a one-room schoolhouse north doesn't plan to retire. "I love to work and wouldn't know what to when it was organized in 1940 and is still serving. "It's been 27
of Dallas. Ho graduated from Dallas High School after moving do if I had to sit down and rest." years and some of it was hectic," Friday recalls, "especially dur-
there. "I've been traveling for almost 50 years and I love meeting ing World War II. Sometimes we'd meet two and three nights
He attended one summer session at the University of North people. That's the way you stay young," he says. each week to hear all the business we had hefore us."
Carolina and that ended his formal education. Friday's connection with education comes in ways other than During the war he also served as a ..;jinber of the advisory
But, it didn't end his interest in education. serving as a teacher and principal early in life. He was named a committee on textile machinery for the War Production Board and
In iact, his first job was as a teacher. That was in the days member of the Gaston County School Board andd served on the made many trips to Washington, D.C., in relation to his duties.
when a high school graduate could stand the slate board examina- past for 20 years. * •* 6
tion for a teaching certificate. His son, Bill, took the cue from his father and pursued edu- ALL in all, he says he's had a full and happy life. He some-
D. L. stood the exam, passed it, and spent one year teaching cation as a career. He is now president of the University of times wishes he'd taken a little more time for his favorite pastime
In a one-room schoo'.'-.ouse very similar to the one where he re- North Carolina. —fishing. "I'm just crazy about deep sea fishing," he say.
ceived his early training. . In fact, what Papa didn't do, the children did. And he's no slouch with a fly rod at his acre and a half lake
The next year he was hired as teacher of the seventh grade D. L. was father to five children. Between them, they hold on his farm.
and principal of McAdenville Elementary School. eight college degrees. He says great sport is "landing a good healthy bream on a
it it -U Bill graduated from N. C. State with a textile engineering de- light fly rod. They'll really give you a fight."
RUMBLINGS of war were being heard over Europe during that gree and then took a law degree at UNC. In earlier days he enjoyed duck hunting .on the coast, but
time and in 1918 he went to Columbia, S.C., as payroll auditor on D. L. Jr. graduated from Wake Forest College. He now man- "hasn't had much time for that sort of thing lately."
the federally sponsored construction project which resulted in Ft. ages Gastonia Belting Co. Friday was a member of the appointed school board which
was replaced this year by an elected board, but though his con-
nection wllh the school board has now ended, his interest in Gas-
Ion Counly schools is still keen. •
"I Ihink our people realize lhal an equalized and uniform
lax across the county lo supplement the schools would be the
system's salvation. This would put us on a competitive basis
so thai we could get the teachers we need to upgrade the
schools. I'm certainly hopeful that, if and when this business
cornes to a vole, that ihe people will support it," he says.
He sees Ihe supplementary school tax as even more important
than consolidation at this time, but both together would be even
better.
"We need money for current expenses such as teacher salary
supplements, and we need money for buildings. Without it, the
school system will only remain where it is."

PREVIEWING THE FUTURE


By JOSEPH E. MOHBAT
Associated Press Writer
In a flash of geologic time, the
Some Experts Look Ahead To 21st Century
21st , century—the third mille- wage to provide "the wherewi-
nium—will be upon us. thal for a life of leisure for all
Will it bring the good life for those who Ihink they have the
Americans? There are men to- lemperamenl."
day planning for it. To accommodale Ihe new age
FORESTRY EXHIBIT Will it be unbearably crowded of leisure, "the cily has to be ._
and clogged? The same plan- turned into a place for (man) to -
Visitors to the Schiele Museum of Natural History show years of age when cut in 1963. Eventi of history are shown on ners fear it, but have ideas for live in and enjoy, rather than a ;
much interest in the new Forestry o-.liibit s«ld to be the only one the various tree rings, such as the birth of the tree in 1703, the avoiding it. place for him to escape from to •
ol its kind. The large cross section of the Tulip tree donated by Battle of Kings Mountain in 1780, the Revolution in 1776, the There probably will be men restore his senses." Educator
the Gennett Lumber Co. of Ashcville measures four feet in First World War in 1917 and World War H In 1941, etc. from earth on the moon 50 years Robert M. Hutchins sees a
diameter. Its growth rings show the tree to have been 254 hence. But-will it be easier to movement away from the theo-
make that journey than to com- ry of education aimed at meet-
mute to work, or to visit a dying ing the manpower needs of so-

"Christmas Star' At Planetarium relative halfway across the


land?
There will be technicians with
computers capable of the most
ciety. "An educational system
that aims at manpower ratter
than manhood will not suffice.
As the rate of technological
By K. M. SCHIELE County was brought to the mu- ingenious innovations. But will change is accelerated, it will be-
Museum Director seum during the past week and their children have ready ac- come clear that, almost by ne-
THE DECEMBER Planeta- has been mounted by Mr. Schiele cess to the ABCs of human cessity, training for a job will
rium program will be an attempt and added to the Beaver habi- knowledge? Will we breathe have to be given on the job or
to explain the mystery o.1 the tat exhibit. clean air, drink good water, immediately before hand. Edu-
ages, The Christmas Star. This large bird is common boast good health? calion takes time, and job re-
The setting will be Palestine during migrations and is often Or will technology, moon- quiremenls can change in no
in the year 7 B.C. Since Pales- found injured having flown into geared and missile-oriented, time at all."
tine is in almost the same lati- obstructions or hit by cars. It leave man, in his everyday ex- Hutchins envisions an educa-
tude as Gastonia, the night sky Some 500 people attended pub- Dallas, Lowell, Mt. Holly, Bel- is slate - colored with a whitish istence, lagging far behind?
mont, and Gastonia. bill and a red crown plate. The tional system geared not to "a
will look the same as it does lic programs on Saturday and For a glimpse into that world, limited, partial life," but "to
now in the 20th century, with one Sunday afternoons. Programs for Boy Scout Troop 30, sponsor- legs are heavy, usually d a r k the 50-year-old American Insti-
slate or greeenish, with scallop- prepare for a full life for all."
exception, the North Star is not the public, except for children ed by Olney Presbyterian tute of Planners called recently
under eight years of age, are Church, and Mrs. Lutz and Mrs. ed toe flaps which serve like for the ideas of respected au- "A six-year e l e m e n t a r y
Polaris but a star in the Drag- snow shoes in supporting t h e school, a three-year high school,
on's Tail. given every Saturday and Sun- Marsh's fourth grade classes of thorities—not in missilery and
Five scientific explanations day atfernoon. One program at Morgan School of Shelby attend- bird as it steps on water lily aerospace, but in housing, tran- and a three-year college should
3 o'clock and one at 4 o'clock. ed Planetarium programs and leaves or other water plants. sportation, finance and the arts. suffice to give everybody a bas-
will be discussed and explained, * ** ic, liberal education. Only those
as possible causes of the bril- Saturday afternoon programs toured the museum exhibits. The responses produced some
have not been fully attended but * ** FOR THOSE who are interest- intriguing previews of. a 21st students interested in and quali-
liant star reported in the Bible fied for independent study
in the second chapter of Mat- it has not been possible to ac- PLANETARIUM LECTURER, ed in Indians, the museum has century America that, for tech-
commodate all who come to the James Lynn, addressed the Gas- received a new shipment of the nology and gadgetry, would should go on to the university."
thew. The program will end with A technological revolution in
the brilliant and beautiful star Sunday afternoon programs. tonia A.M. Optimist Club last book "Indians in North Caro- make Buck Rogers feel like a education, Hutchins said, "may
in the wake of a beautiful red *..*..*: Wednesday morning speaking on lina" published by the North relic of the horse and buggy
VISITORS from four states the programs of the Planetarium Carolina Department of Archives go so far as to dissolve the insti-
sunrise. age. tutions we have known. Imagine
•* * * registered at the museum during and the museum exhibits. and History and sells for the But they also raised some a learning center in every
PLANETARIUM p r o g r a m s the past week, coming f r o m Mr. Schiele and Mr. Stout ad- modest sum of 25 cents. problems of enormous potential home. Its components might be
have been witnessed by more Richmond and Victoria, "Va.; dressed the Belmont Optimist * * * that must be surmounted, if life a telephone, a TV set, and a
than 6,500 people since thoy start- Kingsport, Tenn.; Batesburg, Club last oMnday night and SENIOR GIRL SCOUTS Miss- in the new century is to -be console. Teachers might go,
ed In October. In this number Clover, Pacolet and Whitmire, showed colored slides of many es Tern Dickson, Susan Lewis . worth living at all. from house to house like visiting
6,000 school children in fourth S.C.; and from Charlotte, Hick- of the museum exhibits. and Kathy Adams, and Mrs. To the extent that the future nurses. The bulk of the instruc-
and eighth grade classes of Gas- ory, Newton, ConoVer, States- *• * * Lawrence Rankin Jr., represent- is predictable, a fairly believ-
ville, West Jefferson, Henriet- A SPECIMEN of a Coot (Fu- ing the Junior League, served a: tion and examinations would be
tonia and Gaston County Schools able portrait of the next half handled by computers. The saf-
attended the programs and also ta, Forest City, Lincolnton, Shel- lica Americana) often called museum guides and receptionists century emerges from a blend- est course will be to turn over J&;
viewed and studied the natural by, Morganton, Pilot Mountain, "Mud Hen" by hunters found at the museum and planetarium ing of the ideas of these schol-
Kings Mountain, Cherryville, dead on a highway in Gaston last Sunday afternoon. tho machines the task of traiB-
history exhibits of the Museum. ars and planners. ing and informing, thus relieve
Their composite view: ing teachers for the work of ed-
By the year 2020 the popula-
Meet Britannica's New Ruler tion of the United States, now
200 million, will be about 350
ucation."
The university, in Hutchins*.
view, must become a center of
million. About 80 per cent of the independent thought and criti-
Haley's Comet-The Encyclopedia population will be living in vast
metropolitan areas.
Four huge "megalapolitan'
regions will contain 60 per cent
cism, geared to Ihe intellect,
abandoning irrelevant activi-
ties, such as intercollegiate ath-
letics.
By LAWRENCE MALKIN held them for an astronaut's he still maintains—100 pages an of the Manchester News and the of the people on less than 8 per A foretasle of the potential
Associated Press Writer splashdown. .But they waited hour without losing the gist of Guardian. cent of the land. These giant contributions of science to 21st
several years to list India and the book. A photographic memo- In 1943 Haley went to the Brit- complexes will be in Florida. century man's physical well-
LONDON (AP) — During a Pakistan as separate countries, ry helped. He can still remem- ish Broadcasting Corp. as Edi- California, along the lower being came from John R. Platt
long career in some of the most until they were certain the par- ber the page numbers and posi- tor-in-chief, and next year was pure drinking water. But through at least one completed, built incorporating Ihe most re-
Great Lakes and the Atlantic achievement of these dreams continuous freight system that cently developed transportation of the University of Michigan's
powerful posts In British jour- tition <.vas an accomplished po- tions of articles in his old Bri- made director-general. seaboard—with the last two pos- Mental Health Research Insti-
nalism, Sir William Haley has litical fact. tannica, one reason why he Haley's great innovation at may require a federal agency to completely separates freight systems and offering maximum
sibly Wending into one gigantic do "the long-range planning, buy from people." convenience." tute.
bought only one thing on tho in- Haley, aware of the criti- keeps it. the BBC was the Third Pro- megalopolis. Wouldn't it be possible, he
stallment plan-fl set of the En- He joined The Times afier the gram, a forum for discussions, the land directly, arrange for its City traffic threatens to be- In those great cities, when the
cisms, told a recent interview- plays and music for Britain's in- One pessimistic view is that use, and turn it over to the pri- come so clogged as to change private automobile passes from wondered, to regenerate a cut-
cyclopedia Brltannlca. er; "Everytliing is subject to war as a telephone clerk taking unless enormous advances are off finger or hand, instead of
He bought it as a young news- down the reports of foreign cor- tellectuals, with few concessions vate sector. drastically some long-accepted the scene, public transportation
criticism and nothing is perfect. to popular taste. made, the homes of these mil- values, Feldman said. "For ex- might even be free. Those who just regenerating a bit ot skin
paperman in 1S22, nnd he con- The real problem of the Britan- respondents. In 1922 he went to lions will be little different from As planner Abrams foresees tissue over the- stump?
The Manchester Evening News. In 1952 Haley capped his ca- it: "As more and more people ample, extreme freedom, the hunger lor time off Iron? v/ork
sults the same set to this day. nica is that there has been an today's. City planner Charles ability of people to go where "Lobsters can regenerate
Haley, now 66 and recently re- explosion of knowledge at a hell Ho was judged too shy lo be a reer by becoming editor of The Abrams cautioned: "If present move into the metropolitan re- may take heart from the fore- claws. Perhaps tile ability to do
of a ratei and you have to keep . reporter, went to work as an ed- Times, virtually a British insti- gions, the competition for land they want to, when they want cast of political scientist Sebas- this is simply turned off in his
tired as editor of The Times of trends are any guide, the United to, in their own vehicles by the tian de <3razla thai the average
London, will bo taking his old abreast as far as you can. There itor, and became managing edi- tution as the spokesman for the States should have put houses will stiffen, the traffic flow stow o r g a n i s m s . Who knows?
tor at the age of 29. For the next nation's waning Establishment. on the moon long before it has to a halt, and the general prob- route of their own choosing, will work week, by the year 2000, Perhaps it wa» an evolutionary
Britannlca with him to Chicago are two difficult things. First, eventually have to be limited in will average 31 hours, and per-
when ho becomes the encyclope- what is absolescent? Second, if 10 years he served on the board Last year Canadian-born given all its families decent lem of gelling around, finding a defense against the unwanted
newspaper millionaire Low! bit of open space, brealhing order to prevent the complete haps as few as 21. Twenly years prolifcralion of cells that we Call
dia's edltoi'-in-chlpf on Jan. 1. you decide lo forget what is ab- Thomson of Fleet bought the communities on its own soil. collapse of urban circulating later, on-the-job hours may
In a way, that old hut still solesccnt, then .you forget histo- The disparity between house good air and gelling good drink- cancer. But perhaps- it might be
useful set of volumes symboliz- paper and installed a young edi- ing waler will move up as systems and save the cities have dwindled to 26, or even 16. turned on again by some appli-
ry." tor appointing Haley chairman cost and income will show no themselves." But what will people do with
es Haley's chief problem as edi- sign of abating." public concerns. We shall have cation of embroynic fluids of tis-
tor. Mow do you keep the Bri- He outlined the dilemma as it of the board. But a rosier vrew, also put to build as many structures of The result: possibly a general all that free time? The outlook sue inducei's."
tannica up to date without hav- has'faced him before, and may Haley now starts a fiflii major forth by Abrams, envisions au- all kinds as we have built since acceptance of more expensive, may not be cheery. Pervading the thoughts of
ing it simply chose intellectual face him yet again at the Brl- career at a time when most tomation and nuclear power our earliest immigrants moved but also more satisfactory, com- As De Graila sees it: "There most of the planners is the fun-
fashion? ,, , tannlca: "Tho problem of Englishmen of his age and sta- yielding tremendous benefits to from their hillside dugouts." munications devices, such as is reason to fear, as some do, damental question whether
Tn some scholarly critics of changing any Institution Is to tion would bo contcnl to accept man in his quest for suitable Transportation expert Max L. visual phones. that free time, forced free time, space-age technology will end
the Brilannlca. it has not lived havo it keep up with the times, a peerage and a scat in the shelter. Picture thousands of Feldman, peering into the next For international travel, Feld- will bring on the restless tick of up being man's master or his
up to its reputation as possibly while preserving Its character," House of Lords. But he could self-contained new towns in the 50 years, looks for the develop- man looks forward to develop- boredom, idleness, immorality, servant. David T. Bazelon, wri-
the English-speaking world's Haley's career spans a tre- hardly accept such a fate, Ho ment of "at least one high- ment of a low-fare sky bus, and increased personal vio- ter and social critic, taking the
mendous range but It has one stands tall and erect, and his countryside; fully equipped,
most prestigious and complete capsule rooms to be bought in speed, long-distance transporta "The jet set will be outnum- lence. If the cause Is identified pessimistic viewpoint, contend^
compendium of universal knowl- connecting thread—a self-made piercing blue eyes are dear and lion- mode," and high-speed sys- bered imd overshadowed by a as automation and the prefer- ed; "Technology does notTr
man working to combine the alert. His demeanor seems to department stores; sonic clean-
edge They havo argued It has ing devices nnd air filtering sys- tems carrying air Iravclers great horde of middle-class peo- ence for higher Intelligence, change society; it' destroys IL
fallen behind developments in past and present In some of havo mellowed with time, and from all major airports to con- ple from all nations exploring nonautomsAod jobs may in- But August Hcducher, public
Britain's most venerable institu- lo a visitor he smiles with a tems banishing dirt; computer-
modern science, philosophy and ized, microwave ovens automat- nections with local traffic distri- their world. More people will creasa, but they will carry the official and author, sees possi-
technology. To this dote, the tions, and not always with total warmth his staff members say learn to understand people of stigma of stupidity. Men will ble salvation in tire hippies o( to-
success, Ilicy rarely know. ically mixing ingredients from bution systems.
Brllannlca's editors reply Its a preselected recipes. "Al leasl one east-west and other lands." prefer not to work rather than day.
milter of judgment and honest Haley's father died when ho Editing the Britannlca, he By the year 2000, as Feldman to accept them. Those who do "It is c;,sy." Hcckscher told
was a child, and he had to leave says, "is the same kind of thins Or helicopters whirling above, two north-south automatic high-
dispute. as In broadcasting nnd newspa- hauling geodesic domes to dis- ways should be guiding and con- envisions it, "the larger U. S. accept will increasingly come to his fellow planners, "to dismiss
Thoy slopped tho presses of school at 15. Ho went to sen as ,1 trolling individual passenger ve- cities may have converted com- be a politically inferior class." the hippies as one mom fad, a
the 1964 edition to include tho radio operator on a merchant pers. You use your judgment, tant sites, where thoy will be
init on n longer time scale. For lacked to tho ground complete hicles speeding from coast to pletely to electric transporta- One possible solution: a se- new and passing phtue In tn«
assignation of President Ken- ship during World War I. Hero const nnd bordor to border. tion, and several completely paration of income from work; dialogue between ftnttMlm
nedy and tha rtonth ot Pop* ho began reading to past tho Iho Britannlca, you havo lo do- with utilities; compact sowupc
I lino nnd worked up to a pace JIALKY lormlno whet will hold up." systems converting dishwater to Freight should bo moving new citios should have been perhaps a guarantee! annual which hoi alw»ys ttteM,
John XXIII In 1903. They once

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