Point-crest. volume (None) 1944-19??, February 01, 1946, Image 3
I'EBRUARY, 1946 POINI'-CRESr PAGL rilRKF, Promotions For Ballard And Beane Announced Two changes involving promotions for Hal Ballard and R. J. Beane are being announced today by High Point W^eaving Superintendent L. C. Easter. Ballard will become Assistant Superin tendent in connection with all activi ties other than 'I'hrovving and Beane will take over the Superintendent’s detail work, formerlv handled bv Bal lard. Burlington Mills has foreign plants in Canada, Cuba, Australia, Mexico, England, and Colombia. Pictured above are the High Point Weavers’ basketball team now holding second place in the City Industrial League. Front row, left to right, Albert Jones, Harold Beane, “Dub” Stroud, Boyd Chapman. Back row, left to right, Paul Spencer, David Miller, Ed Stumpf, Hal Ballard, Ray Giles, and Marvin Grant. The team’s mascot is David Stro^id, son of “Dub” Stroud. Weavers Hold Second Place Point To League Playoff I'he Weavers have maintained a steady pace in the City Industrial Bas ketball League and at this writing it is definitely certain that they will finish the se;ison in second place, a position which they have held from the very beginning of the league. 'I'riangle has cinched first i)lace. Scores of recent games are as fol lows: \Veavers—43; 1 lighland—32. Weavers—28; Triangle—42. Weavers—35: Tomlinson's—32. W'cavcrs—44; Randlenian—26. Wc“avers—42; II ighland—30. \\'cavcrs—30; Triangle—36. \\'eavers—46; 'romhnson’s—29. BASKETBALL HIGH POINT WEAVING vs. OSSIPEE WEAVING FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd Y. M. C. A. AT 8:00 P. M. /\DMISSION - 25c (CHILDREN UNDER 12-15c Nylon Hosiery will be offered to ticket holders at the game. The drawing of three lucky numbers will be held during the half. SOCIAL SECURITY NO MATTER AT WHAT AGE YOU DIE- Ilcrc is something you want to tell \our family: Under old-age and snr- \ivors insurance, sur\i\ors benefits are payable when you die—no matter at what age that ha]i])ens. 'I’hat is something some workers’ families still don’t understand. 'I'he wife and child of a li\ing wage earner can’t get benefits until the worker is 65 or over and stops work. But they can get sur\'ivors benefits when the worker dies any time, whether it’s be fore he is 65 or after-provided he is insured at the time of his death. 'I’hcre may be monthly benefits, or just a lump-sum, depending on who makes up the fainih'. But almost always some thing is payabk' to an insured worker’s family when iSkiies. If the wo^l^ lea\es no one ini- mcdiateh’ eligible for monthly benefits a lumij-sum death benefit is ixnable if a claim is filed within 2 years. This lump-sum goes to the widow, widower, child, grandchild, or ]>arent, in the order named. If the worker is not survi\ed l.n- any such relative the lump-sum may be ]>aid to other, rela tives or frien^ in reimbursement for burial expens^b So don’t d3n\- telling your family. You are building benefit rights for them. Make sure the\- know the>' can get thei^ benefits when you are gone —no matter at what age death comes. The Social Security Board office wiiich serves High Point, N. C., is lo cated in Room 201, Post Office Build ing. 'I’he telephone number is 3916. « South America Bound Thanks^ Say Quartermaster Stutts Gets Bronze Star For Bravery Samuel P.. Stutts, Jr., third shift weaver at High Point, who was dis charged from the amiy November 21, 1945, and returned to his old job im mediately, has received notification from the army that he has been awarded the Bronze Star for heroic ac tion under fire. The citation read that his outfit, a cavalry unit, was supporting an In fantry Company which the Germans had ambushed. Medics of the am bushed company were wounded and Stutts and his captain, who likewise has received the same award, ga\-e emergency treatment to 40 wounded men without losing a single man, in two hour’s time. They did this under enemy fire which was particularly heavy during this time. Stutts was first employed at High Point in 1936 as a sweeper. He has also been a loom cleaner, cloth mark er, shuttle filler, and became a weaver three year’s prior to his entering the armed forces. At the time of his dis charge, he was a "I’ 3/C. Letters acknowledging Burlington Mills wartime ser\ices continue to come in. Typical is one received re cently from Georges F. Doriot, Briga dier General, QMC, Director, NIilitary Planning Division. 'I’hese voluntary ex- ])ressions of thanks are a tribute to the personnel who have dealt with all such agencies and to emijloyees who have produced mihtary goods. Portions from Brigadier General Do- riot’s letter are printed below as one of the closing connnentaries on the Com pany’s war record: “This office wishes to express its ajj- preciation and commendation to you and the personnel of your company for the loyalt\’, unceasing effort and many contributions afforded the Quartermas ter Corps during the past few \ears . . . “Your excellent work and technical assistance in connection with such im portant military' fabrics as nylon fab rics for coating, nettings and other fab rics made of rayon, are greatly apisre- ciated by the entire Quartermaster Corps. No one realizes more than this office the importance of the time, ef fort and skill which have been devoted by your company in helijing this office to impro\c the items using these fabrics for the benefit of troojjs in the field.” Some Recent Additions . . . Lee McLean, former Hillcrest ap prentice and winding foreman, who is being transferred to Burlington Mills’ new plant in Colombia, South Amer ica, is spending sometime at the High Point plant before reporting to liis new assignment. TWO GAMES TO GO There are two remaining league games, one on the 21st with Highland and tlie 25th with Triangle. At the close of the league’s season, the play off will be held in which the teams finishing first and third will play a series and the teams finishing in sec ond and fourth will also jjlay a series : followed by a final playoff between the winners of these two groups. All series will be two out of three games and it should be pointed out that this playoff determines the actual winner of the whole league. In other v\'ords e\’ery team has a theoretical chance of win ning the league on the basis of their performance in the playoff. It is in teresting to speculate on the outcome since with addition of several new ])lay- ers to the Weavers’ roster, they are getting stronger with each game so that the ])ossibilities of a successful experi ence in the playoff arc good. Last year High Point lost out in the finals of the playoff to Amos. BEAT RANDLEMAN The Weavers continue to play good ball by beating Randlcman T'ull I'’ash- ion 'Thursda>- the 7th 42-30. W’oody 'Thomas was high scorer with 13 points followed b\- F.d Stum])f, a newcomer, with 9 (joints. After a slow start in the first quarter which ended 5-5, the \\ ea\ers continued to trail up until the last few minutes of the first half when Stumpf made an o\cr hand toss for two ])oints and Thomas followed shortly v\ith a field goal, a one hand shot from the side lines. The half ended when Stumpf made two foul I shots with the score 19-15 in favor of the \\'eavers. 'The rest of the game the \\’ea\’crs had the situation well in ' hand and were never headed. The game ended when 'Thomas dribbled in for a field goal followed innnediately b\- a toss from scrimmage by Harold Beane for the final two jjoints. l'’inal score 42-30. r r f The Burlington Foundation, which assists individuals, charitable and cul tural organiz^itions of local and national status, was established in July, 1943. The first rayon sold in quantity in the United States cost $6 per pound in contrast to the present rate of 55c per pound. In the pictures above are some of the more recent additions to the families of High Point and Hillcrest employees; (1) Sharron Lynn Stroud, daughter of Harvey Stroud, Weave Supply, High Point. (2) Robert Winfred Bivens, five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Bivens. (3) Herbert Ixme Fields, son of James and Wilma Fields, Atwood spinner and redrawer at High Point iilant. (4) John 'Thomas Davis, four months old son of I’onnny Davis, first shift winding fixer. His mother Hazel, is also an employee ofHillerest. (5) Peggy Ann Wright, granddaughter of Venion Johnson, youngest grandfather of High Point plant. (6) Darlene Joyce Benson, five niontlis old daughter of Gladys Ben son, second shift soaking room employee at Hillcrest. (7) Sue Kathryn Clapp, two months old daughter of John nie Clapp, first shift spinner at Hillcrest. (8) Phillip Newell Guyer, infant son of Glenn Guyer, High Point shop. (9) 'Thomas Allen Peterson, son of Carl Peterson, High Point ^\’a^ehouse.