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Volume 2 HIGH POINT WEAVING CO. and HILLCREST THROWING CO., High Point, N. C.> July, 1945 Number 7
SERVICE PIN AWARDS TO FEATURE JOINT PICNIC
Ltid ies & Gentlemen!
Come One - Come All!
Plants Picnic At High Point
City Lake, Sat., August 4th
Atten*:ion! 'I’hii is station BMC re
questing that you stop and listen to a
\-c-r-y s-p-e-c-i-a ] announcement! And
for your infrj^m^.iation, this isn’t one of
tliose gags like “do you hve on the bus
line, well you better move ’cause the
bus is coming!” but it is something
that will make your spirits rise high
when you hear it. August 4th is com
ing and with it plenty of fun and frolic
for all at a joint picnic for all Ilillcrest
and High Point Weaving employees.
The setting for this important occa
sion will be the High Point City Lake
(picnic grounds of course!)
While Allie Bell was testing and
getting his equipment in tip-top shape
for the “all-out-outing” little Patty
Bell stepped right up and made it her
business to give each one of you a per
sonal invitation to come to the picnic.
'I’he fun will start at one o’clock on
Saturday, August 4th, and each one is
urged to BE ON TIME! There will
be games and contests of all kinds.
We are happy to announce that
Mayor lilarl Phillips and City Manager
Roy Braden of High Point will be
present. Both men will take part in the
service pin presentation. Mr. Braden
will make the principal talk for this
I’KOMOTED iO KlRKMAiN
Everett P. Alderman, former 5-B
fi.xer at High Point was recently pro
moted to foreman on the third shift
of the 5-B and U. S. '^1'. Departments.
Everett began working for the Com
pany in December, 1937, working
first in the Machine Shop as a helper.
He later transferred to the Throwing
Plant where he was a very capable
fixer in the 5-B Department.
We congratulate him as being the
latest example of how opportunity so
frequently knocks in a growing organi
zation like ours.
^^All Stars” To Play
One of the outstanding events at
the plants’ picnic this year will be a
softball game between the Hillcrest
girls and an all star team picked from
High Point and Hillcrest.
It is amazing when we stop to con
sider how much talent is permitted to
be wasted in these two plants. We
thought it would be of interest to our
employees to display these outstand
ing examples of hidden talent and to
parade this aggregation in combat
with the girls. Considering for one
thing the batting punch in this line
up, W. I. Spencer, playing second
base, has been hitting the ball at a
600 clip all season; Joe Beane, while
he does not want his average printed,
those in the know attest to his un
canny ability with the “big stick”. He
will cover right field; Allie Bell will
cavort at the initial sack and will at
tempt to retrieve all wild throws com
ing from the hot corner which will be
held down by Buck Davis. George
Gibhardt can be counted upon to
perform a h*tle bit better at shorts':op
but still Mr. Bell will probably have
to keep on his toes at that. “Camera
eye” Jack Guyer throws and bats like
A1 Simmons in his prime. We are go
ing to take a chance on playing Bruce
Hedrick in center field if we can just
teach him not to steal bases and run
on fly balls, all will be well. When we
get down to considering the batters,
we really have something to offer,
“push-um up” Clyde Garrison will be
on the mound and from all reports, he
can throw them up with either hand.
Mike Tuttle will be on the receiving
end and the later averages show him
batting 750. Bob Burns says that if the
girls get too discouraged at seeing his
name in the line-up, he will bat left
handed and keep his eyes shut.
Need we mention our substitutes.
We really hate to discourage the girls
by publishing their names since any
and all of them are very capable play
ers when the going gets rough. Man
ager Bob Phillips is too modest to in
clude himself in the starting line-up
but he can play any field in true Cobb
manner. Joe Church and Millard Han
cock arc a pinch hitter combination
if I ever .saw one. To add further dis
couragement to the Hillcrest girls,
Dallas McQuire and Dewey Reid will
be there and let it be known that they
flash a mean spike when it comes to
base running—so don’t get in their
We really hate to think about spoil
ing such a perfect record.
Home accidents in 1944 resulted in
a wage loss, medical expense, and
overhead cost of insurance totaling ap
The National Safety Council reports
that most of the serious cases of infec
tion start from small wounds. Get im
mediate first aid treatment for a cut
L Softball game — Hillcrest boys
vs. High Point Weaving boys.
II. Hillcrest girls vs. All Stars.
a. First game starts at 1 :oo
p.m.. Second game will
finish about 2:30 o’clock.
III. Supervised games for boys and
girls ages 6-10 years—zip to
I\^. Supervised games for boys and
girls ages 10-14 years—3:00-3:30
V. Entertainment in ainphi-thea-
VI. Service rin Presentation in
a. Words of welcome by
W. 1. Spencer, plants
b. Introduction of guests.
c. 'I'alk by City Manager Roy
d. Presentation of service pins.
VII. Supper at 6:00 p.m.
Nc|J;; 'I'here will be super\iscd rec-
reatio',. for children ages 1-6 years on
the [ layground. All other entertain-
ment^'.xccpt that taking place at the
amplfiheater, will be held on the ball
l'’urther details of the program will
he announced in the printed program
to be distributed at the picnic.
New Gas Rationing
I'he procedure for securing “B” and
“C” gasoline coupons has been
changed. All High Point Industrial
Plants have been asked by the Local
War Price and Rationing Board to
prepare applications and turn them
into the Rationing Board at the same
This procedure will make it possible
for our employees to secure their gas
oline coupons without going to the
trouble of calling at the Rationing
Board. These applications are col
lected and signed by our local trans
portation conmiittce and turned over
to the Rationing Board. I'he Board
will in turn i.ssue the coupons and re
turn them to our plants. Coupons
will then be distributed to the em
ployees by their supervisors.
The expiration dates of these new
rations will be adjusted so that all
books will become due on the same
date. We believe that this new proce
dure will be much more convenient
to all concerned and we are pleased to
note the excellent cooperation which
all of you concerned have been show
ing in making out these new applica
Records of 23 states show that motor
vehicles with unsafe brakes were in
volved in up to 11 per cent of the
fatal traffic accidents, the National
Safety Council reports.
88% of Key Personnel
Are Promoted Within
Several (]a»e8 From Weaving'
And Hillcrest Plants Are Cite«l
In the last issue, we published an
article showing how many employees
of Burlington Mills ha\e advanced i”
rank since joining the organizatii%
We would like to point out how the
Burlington policy of “promotion from
within” has worked in our local plants.
In the picture above we ha\e a rather
typical example of how this policy
works. Bob Phillips, superintendent of
the Throwing Plant at High Point
Wea\’ing, is shown in the Soaking De
partment at the job on which he
worked when he first went to work for
Burlington Mills in 1931 at Ossipee.
He was promoted to an overseer in
1933 and has since that time gathered
e.xperience in many of the Burlington
plants. l'’or e.xample, he was an over
seer in the Throwing Plant here, then
at Cascade in Mooresville, later return
ing to High Point as superintendent
of the Throwing Plant.
Another example from our local
])lant is the case of Dewey Reid, who
has been with Burlington Mills foi
12 years. He was promoted frou\ a
weaver to a second-liand in 193f> and
has been for sometime overseer on the
first shift at High Point Weaving.
Bill Samuels, who is now an over
seer on the second shift in the Prepara
tory Department at High Point,
started out as a filling hauler 8 years
ago. He was made a second hand in
At Hillcrest we also ha\e some out
standing examples of opportunity, as
for instance in the case of Allie Bell,
superintendent. He went to work for
Burlington Mills at Altavista 12 years
ago as a bobbin boy. 1 le worked his
way through the ranks becoming
superintendent in July, 1939.
Of the 30 key personnel at High
Point Weaving, 28 were promoted
from within. At Hillcrest, 8 of the 11
key personnel were likewise promoted
in the same manner.