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Fieldcrest mill whistle. volume (Spray, N.C.) 194?-19??, August 21, 1950, Image 1

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Company Announces Plans For Suburban Shopping Center —*— 110 Acres Bought Near Chicago For Proposed $15-Million To $20-Million Project Marshall Field & Company is mak ing plans lor a $15 million to $20 million surburban shopping center. The Com pany has bought 110 acres, 16 miles northwest of the Loop in Chicago’s fastest growing suburban area. The location was carefully picked with an eye on the higher-class trade that lives north and west of the city. The Com pany estimates that the store will serve a trading area that now has 500,000 population. The proposal was announced in Chi cago last week-end by Hughston M. McBain, chairman of Marshall Field & Company. Mr. McBain said Company executives had visited important shop ping centers throughout the country to get ideas for the project. Plans for the center include three main buildings, one to be occupied by Marshall Field & Company. The Field store will be much larger than any of the three suburban stores that the Company has been operating for years In Evanston, Oak Park and Lake For est, 111. Parking for 6,000 Cars All buildings will have air condition ing and escalators. Other features of the center include a double row of shops along a central mall, parking space for 6,000 cars, shuttle bus service between parking areas and the center, a truck tunnel and underground loading plat forms. Start of construction will depend on completion of plans, said Mr. McBain, and also, of course, on the international situation and the effects on our national economy. He made it rather clear that completion of the project is not an absolute certainty at the moment, point ing out that in the months ahead, the Company “hopes to perfect its plans for the center and to reach the point where the final decision to complete this project can be made.” The Company in the past five years spent $13,500,000 to modernize and irn- Prove the State Street store “which is (Continued on Page Two) Free Chest X-Rays At Fieldcrest Mills Fieldcrest Mills employees in Leaks- ville and Spray will have an opportun ity to get tree chest X-rays within the next two weeks. The State Board of Health’s mobile X-ray unit will visit the mills on a schedule that will allow employees on all three shifts to get X-rays. It will be the first such X-ray survey for tuberculosis control at the Leaks- ville-Spray Mills since 1945. Surveys were held at the Draper mills and the plants in Fieldale, Va., within the past year with a large majority of employees taking advantage of the free chest check-ups. Regular chest X-rays are one of the most effective method of tuberculosis control. A chest X-ray will reveal tuberculosis in the very earliest stage. Early tuberculosis can be cured if treat ment is started in time. It takes less than one minute to get a chest X-ray. You do not need to re move your clothes. The free X-ray service is being offer ed through the joint efforts of the Coun ty Health Department, Fieldcrest Mills, and the State Board of Health. Schedule Given The schedule of the X-ray unit fol lows: August 28—Rayon Mill Parking Lot— 12 noon to 5 p. m.—10:30 p. m. to 1 a. m. August 29—Parking lot near Finishing Mill gate—12 noon to 6 p. m. August 30—Parking lot near Finishing Mill gate—9 a. m. to 12 noon—3 p. m. to 6 p. m. August 31—Parking lot near Finishing Mill gate—12 noon to 6 p. m. September 1—Karastan-Bedspread Mill lot—10 a. m. to 5 p. m. September 5—Karastan-Bedspread Mill lot—1 p. na. to 5 p. m.—10 p. m. to 2 a. m. September 6—Karastan-Bedspread Mill lot—12 noon to 5 p. m. ★- fieldcrest exhibit Employees of the Tri-Cities as well as Fieldale, Va., are extended a cordial invitation to visit the Fieldcrest Mills product exhibit at the Henry County Exposition in the New Warehouse in Martinsville August 21-26. Spray Citizens Start Program To Secure Fire Department For Town —-k— Assistance Is Given by Spray Civic Association Through Donation of Truck To Community A movement is under way by Spray citizens to secure a volunteer fire de partment for the town. Informal dis cussions have been carried on for some time by interested persons. At a meet ing of a citizens’ committee August 9, John W. Price was elected chairman of the group and was appointed purchas ing agent for the construction of a fire station. Ed Hubbard was elected secre tary-treasurer. The project grew out of an offer by Spray Civic Association to donate a fire truck to the Spray community if certain conditions were met. The Spray community would need to organize a volunteer fire company and provide an adequate building to house the truck and equipment and install an effective alarm system. The building facilities would include a proper heating ar rangement to prevent water stored in the tank from freezing. $3,000 Needed At the meeting of the interested group, Ed Hubbard reported that in vestigation by a committee indicated approximately $3,000 would be needed to provide the building, the alarm system, firemen’s equipment, and other expenses necessary to starting up the fire company. The group went on record for the adoption of the plan and prepared for a community campaign to raise the necessary funds. It is planned to make a thorough canvass of all homes and business establishments in Spray. De tails of the finance campaign are to be announced shortly. Members of the finance committee are Gordon Turner, chairman, Leon Shrop shire, Roy Burcham, Robert Turner. The following are members of a com mittee which will obtain names and contact individuals interested in be coming members of the fire company: White Reeder, I. H. Shively, David Cook, Roy Burcham, Harry Hudgins, L. C. Lawson, and J. F. Law. Cl]

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