Point-crest. volume (None) 1944-19??, March 01, 1946, Image 1
\'oUuiic 3 HIGH POINT WEAVING CO. and HILLCRl^S I' THROWING CO., High Point. N. C., March, 1946 No. 3 Plants In Midst Of Red Cross Drive ONI'', or’ THE ini])ort:int functions of the local Red C'ross Chapters is to inovide competent first aid in struction to industrial plants. The picturc above shows Harold S. Kearns, former first aid chairman and instructor for the Red Ooss, now serving in the Na^y and soon to be discharged, directing Sadie \\'alker, first shift rc- drawer at High Point, in the procedure for bandaging an ankle while Virginia Morris serves as a wilhng victim. Virginia, up initil recentl>, was second shift first aid attendant at High Point. P’urther first aid instruction will be given both at Hillcrest and High Point W'eaving plants in the ^■c^y near future. 40% OF FUNDS COLLECTED TO REMAIN WITH LOCAL CHAPTER On Tuesday, March 12th the annual Red Cross Dri\c was launched at the Ilillcrcst and High Point Weaving plants. The High Point Chapter of the American Red Cross is raising a (|iiota of $30,000 which is a cut of ^0'/, of last year’s quota. It is significant to ijoint out that 40% of all the money raised this year will be used by the local chaiitcr to carry out the man\- jihascs of work which they do. Those of you who have had the )pi)ortunity to sec the breakdown of the activities which arc sponsored by the local chapter since 1940 will realize the great inii)ortancc and necessity for continuing this work. Such things as home nursing, home economics instruction to school chil dren. first aid instruction to industrial Ijlants of which our plants ha\e and will continue to benefit, swimming and life saving instruction and many activi ties including aid when disaster occurs, all ])oint to our responsibilities to see that the good work continues. Our quotas this year are based a three hours per emiiloyee subscription. '’V'e earnestly hope that each of the “Jrives in our plants will go o\er the toji again this year. Safety Record Broken at High Point Plant After 1,350,000 Hours Course In J. I. T. (iiven I'hc following supervisors and ai> prcntices have recenth' completed a course of instruction in J. 1. T. The course was given at the Overseers' Club by Bob Burns. They are: \\ eslcy Hutchins, Glenn Morris, Ray Giles, ■‘Pete” Rowe, R. J. Beane, Harold Beane, David Flesh, Dick Smith, jack White, and Gladvs Hill. Hillcrest Overseers Club Elects Officers The Hillcrest Overseers’ Chib rc- ccnth- elected their officers to serve for the coming year. They are as follows: President Layton Yow \'ice-President Forest Archer Scc.-Treas John 'I’rottcr One of the club’s most recent activi ties was a farewell partv’ given for two of its members. Jack Guyer and Lee McLean, both of whom have been transferred to new assignments in the Company. After building ii)) a safety record of approximately LB'^U.OOO manhours without a lost time accidcnt, the rec ord at High Point \Vcaving has been broken as a result of an accident which occurred in the W'inding Department on the first shift in which Willie Mac Sink fractured her wrist. 'I'his accident occurred on January 25, 1946, but she was able to rejiort to work every day until March 14, when after C(ms\ilta- tion with a bone si)ccialist in \\’inston- Salem, it was decided that it would be necessary to ojjcrate on the wrist. 'I'wo hundred and eighty-scvcn straight working da\s have entered in to the making of this record. This is the best record that has ever been built up at this plant and the ver>’ fact that we made our one million manhours and over compares ver\- well with the rec ords of the best oi^erated ijlants in this vicinity and in the State as well. Act ually there are ver>- few plants who ac quired as many as a million manhours without lost time accidents. W e regret that it was necessary to have the record broken since it ap peared that W illie Mac was getting 1 along so well. « Insurance Plan Provides For Dependency Coverage High Point Begins Softball Practice Plans are being laid for the coming softball season at High Point W^eaving and the outlook is again bright for a successful season. Indications are that the team this year will be even better than last year when they led the City Industrial League and lost in the play offs to Hillcrest. At an organization meeting rcccnth', Chariie Carden who is well known in local softball circles for his manageri:il ability was elected manager for the 1946 saison. He is the father of Clyde Carden who jilaycd third base and who ]>itchcd a number of games for us last year. Arthur Jones, slasher tender on the first shift, was elected field ca)5- tain. ,\rthur jjlayed for Burtner I''urni- ture at Greensboro last year and is well known both as an outstanding out fielder and as a field leader. Paul Silen cer was elected business manager and Joe Church, treasurer. New uniforms are being made and they will be solid blue with wh'tc striping. A meeting was held last week when all interested persons attended to maj) ])lans for the season and it was decided to begin jiractice this week. The manager invites any High Point employee who is interested in playing softball to come out for the team. Weavers Take Ossipee In a close contest at the local Y.M.C.A. on February 22nd. the Weavers again beat Ossipee b>- a score of 48-42. .\lthough Ossipee picked up a few ringers en route plus the fact that “Skinny" Lewis was back in shaiic, they were unable to t\irn the inevitable tide which flowed in the direction of High Point. One of the feature's of the game was the drawing of names for the winners of three pair of nvlon hose which was given as an added at traction for those holding the lucky numbers. The winners of the hose were l^avid Campbell, first shift 5-B Department; Myrtle Yarbrough, third shift Weave Room, and Ollie Newby, second shift W'inding DeiJartment. Prior to the game members of both teams were entertained at dinner at the Asia Restaurant. Lose in Piedmont Open 'I’hc W’eavers entered the Piedmont Open Basketball tournament again this \ car and won the first game against the Burlington Cameos, 29-2'!. In the semi finals against Burtner l'’urniturc of CIreensboro in a rather rough and tumble game, the W'eavers lost 42-24. The victors went on to lose in the finals to Luck\ Strike of Durham. GOOD NEWS It used to be that a girl wanted a new I'’aster bonnet this time of year, but now the clamor is “Oh for a pair of nylons . . .” .\nd so, the good news is that employees are being given the chance to buy three pair of Bur lington Mills made-nylon hose for Easter. The hose are first qualitv' nylon, will sell for 90 cents per pair and orders are being taken through special blanks handled by departmental supcnisors. PERCENTAGE COVERED SHOWS AN INCREASE As of March Hth, 42 persons at Hillcrest and 109 at High Point have taken advantage of the broadened grouj) insurance plan curreuth of fered to include dependencv' coverage. Approximately H6V2% of" the em ployees at Hillcrest and 77% at High Point hold the regular life, hosiiitaliza- tion and sickness insurance, and the goal is to have the exijanded cover age policy in the hands of all eligi ble employees who do not otherwise have sickness and hos])italizatiou in surance for their dei)endents. To date nnich interest has been dis played in this i^rogram which is the re sult of considerable study and review. In the opinion of W. I. Spencer, plants inanager, it will more nearly answer the insurance problems of employees than any other plan which could be adojitcd at this time. Opi)orturity to carrv this additional coverage cibses on NIarch . V Carried by I’rovident [Jfe and .\eci- dent Insurance Companv. the ixilicy, which was previously m effect in sev era) Company plants and oiieratiug satisfactorily, increases iJ'cmiuuis by SO cents every four week.^ .here there is one dependent and S'i.2i for nu)re than one deix-ndcnt. TIiis anuiunts to 20 cents a week or 31 cents for more than one dependent. Parents, wife or husband, and children under 18 years of age are regarded as dependents; how ever, should such persons work, the\’ would not qualify under the enii)loyce’s policv'. An employee has the oi)tion of covering only himself or both him self and his dependents. Employees will be contacted on the basis of the enlarged insurance i)ro- gram through Saturday, March 16. ,\t the same time emijlovecs who are de sirous of taking grouj) insurance for the first time will be permitted to do so without medic-al examination. New em ployees will continue to have a 30- day waiting period before becoming eligible for insurance coverage, but if insurance is subscribed during this pe riod medical examinaticni for the em ployee and his dependents is not re quired. Reviewing re])orts covering the last insurance year, claims paid and reserves set up covering jiending claims amount to $220,877.45. Between 65 and 7S9f of Burlington emi)loyccs hold a Com- 15any-sponsored ])olic\’. I lowcver, since the insurance (irogram has not \ct been introduced in certain recently-acquired plants, the actual percentage of em ployees eligible for coverage is much higher. Additional benefits for dependents provided b\- the extra premium are: Hosi)ital board and room — S3 i)cr day, maximum of 31 days. Hospital extras —SI 5 maximum. Surgical benefits —$75 maximum. Maternity benefits — $15. HILLCREST REACHES 225.000 HOUR MARK j Hillcrest enii>loyces have passed the ! one-quarter mark in their safet\’ goal ! of a milhon man hours without a lost ; time accident, having accunuilated 225.000 hours since the last accident , on September 3, 1945. The road to our goal is still long and luud, but with a continued effort on the part of each emi)loyee to work onh 1 the safe way it can be reached. Let’s I all make “Safety I''irst’’ our dailv motto.