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TOTAL OF 10 TEAMS NOW PLAYING IN INTER-MILL SOFTBALL GAMES
The men in several Fieldcrest plants are finding fun and
relaxation in the recently inaugurated inter-mill softball
games. The unofficial league grew out of the interest and
efforts of Cyril Hudgins, Rayon Mill foreman, and Harry
Hudgins, canteen man at the Leaksville plants. The brothers
formed softball teams at their respective locations and chal
lenged one another.
Since that time games have been played several nights
a week at the newly lighted softball field at Leaksville Y. M.
C. A. and at Spray Recreation Park.
A total of 10 teams are participating. The Karastan has
three: two from the Weave Room and one from the Shipping
and Designing. The Bedspread has three: one from the first
shift, one from the second shift and a team from the Spinning
Department. The Rayon has two teams. The Finishing Mill
and Spray Cotton Mills have plant teams. Team rankings
change so rapidly that it was not practical to publish up-to-
The pictures above show some of the leaders in mill soft-
ball activities. Upper right, reading from the left, Cyril Hudg
ins, third baseman and manager of the Rayon Mill team; Jack
Washburn, first base. Rayon, and Sherman Jones, Karastan.
Top right, David Harris, second base. Rayon; R. A. Turner,
umpire, Karastan; Jack Washburn; Howard Burchell, Rayon
pitcher; Cyril Hudgins.
Lower left, Herbert Buckner, Carl Carter, and Buster
Matthews, Bedspread. Lower center, Tom Price, catcher.
Finishing; Lonnie Cheek, pitcher. Finishing; and Tommie
Patterson, shortstop. Finishing. Lower right, Harry Hudgins,
manager of the Leaksville teams; A. T. Manuel and E. G.
(By Leona Wyatt)
On Wednesday, August 2, the people
of the Spinning and Spooling Depart
ments helped Dan Barber celebrate his
65th birthday. During a brief ceremony
Mrs. Mary Roach presented gifts to him
on behalf of his fellow workers.
Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Gammon and
son, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Medford and
son spent several days in Western
North Carolina. They visited the Indian
Reservation and saw the pageant, “Un
to These Hills.”
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Gregory spent
the week-end with Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Roach of Reidsville.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Underwood
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
Glenn Terry and Doris Smith were
week-end guests of Miss Shirleen Hall.
They motored to Fairystone Park and
spent the day.
Mrs. Geneva Barker and children
spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lawson of Provi
dence, R. I., are spending a few days
with Mr. and Mrs. Paul Westbrook.
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Thompson and
family attended Mrs. Thompson’s moth
er’s birthday dinner Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Shropshire an-
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