|Transcription||Raise Washington Stars And Stripes
Seiberling Plant Flies Inauguration Flag
BARBERTON — Few Seiberling Rubber Co. employes were fortunate enough to attend the inauguration ceremonies when President Dwight D. Eisenhower took oath of office.
But most of them can say they have worked under the same flag that flew over the Capitol on that occasion.
The same Stars and Stripes that graced the Capitol building during the inauguration was raised over the Seiberling plant, and soon will be the treasured possession of Seiberling Scout Troop 114.
J. FRED Seiberling, government sales representative, received the flag from E. A. Lewis, superintendent of the document room at the White House.
"When the Capitol building flags become frayed or worn, it's customary to give them to organizations or individuals who request them" Seiberling explained.
"I figured the folks at Seiberling would like to work under the same flag that flew at the inauguration, and I knew our Scouts would like to own it. So I requested one that was used during the ceremonies and was lucky enough to get it."
After the flag has flown over the plant, it will be presented to Scoutmaster Robert Mackey, to become the property of Troop 114.
PHOTO CAPTION: The flag that flew over the Capitol building on President Eisenhower's inauguration day is raised over the Seiberling Rubber Co. plant in Barberton by (left to right) Thomas Binns, safety director of the company; James Jenks, member of Eagle Scout Troop 114, and J. Fred Seiberling, government sales representative for the company. |