North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
To Vote Tuesday
In Union Election
The National Labor Relations
Board will conduct an election at
the Hosiery Mill in Fieldale, Va.,
Tuesday, October 17 to determine
whether employees of the Hosiery
Mill wish to be represented by the
American Federation of Hosiery
Workers or whether they desire
to deal directly with the manage
ment of the Company. Schedules
have been posted in the various
departments showing the hours
Letters have been mailed to
each employee of the Hosiery Mill
by the Company urging that every
eligible employee vote, so that the
outcome of the election will indi
cate the wishes of a majority of
employees of the mill.
Jerry Bedell Joins
Jerry Bedell, a native of Queen’s
Village, N. Y., joined the Fieldcrest
Training Dept. October 1 as assistant
director of training. He will work on
employee training assignments, princi
pally in the Spray and Leaksvills areas.
Mr. Bedell attended St. John’s Uni
versity, Brooklyn, N. Y., for two years
prior to his military service in World
War II. He entered service in early
1943 and served three years in the
Marine Corps in the South Pacific and
on occupational duty in North China.
He went on inactive status as a sec
ond lieutenant in May, 1946. He enroll
ed in Dartmouth College, Hanover,
N. H., and graduated in June, 1947,
with an A.B. degree in education. For
the past three and one-half years he
has been engaged in industrial engi
neering work with the U. S. Rubber
Company, Naugatuck, Conn.
Mr. Bedell is married to the former
Miss Charlotte Kelton, a native of
Franklin, N. H. They have two children,
a girl, two and a boy, one year old.
The family will move here when hous
ing is available. Meanwhile, Mr. Bedell
has a room at the home of Mrs. T. M.
Kirkpatrick, Sr., in the Highlands.
Open House At Mills
Is Planned For Spring
For the past several years it has been
customary to hold Open House at
Fieldcrest Mills during the month of
October. On these occasions the families
and friends of employees, teachers,
ministers, business people and pro
fessional groups and the public at large
have been invited to visit the mills on
guided tours to see the people, mach
ines and processes engaged in making
Fieldcrest quality textiles.
There has been a change in the sched
ule this year and instead of being held
in October the Open House at the mills
will be observed during the Spring of
1951. The fact that the mills are so
busy on orders at the present season,
many of them running three shifts, six
days a week, makes it difficult to do
justice to the Open House program.
Also, other community events and
special prgjects concentrated in the fall
months make it advisable to postpone
the Open House until a later date.
We are looking forward to having you
as our guest at Open House next
Fieldale Scrap Drive
Planned For Saturday;
Schools To Benefit
The Fieldale Parent-Teacher assoc
iation will sponsor a waste paper and
scrap iron drive Saturday, October 21.
All persons living in the area served by
the Fieldale schools are invited to part
icipate. Proceeds from the sale of the
paper and iron will benefit the schools.
All citizens are asked to place the
paper and iron at the roadside in front
of their homes. Trucks will be making
rounds all day to pick up the materials.
The Boy Scouts will assist in this phase
of the project.
Persons who wish to bring in their
paper and iron from outlying points
should leave the bundles at the Towel
Mill Opening Room in Fieldale or at
Jessup’s Upholstery plant in Collins
Alonza Beheler is general chairman
of the drive. Mrs. G. T. Jessup and
Henry County Sheriff Morton T. PriUa-
man, are in charge in the Collinsville
Beach Conducts New
Program Of Religious
Activities At Y. M. C. A.
C. M. BEACH
. . Teaches Bible Classes..
C. M. Beach was appointed director
of religious activities at Central Y. M.
C. A. effective October 1. The program
will include classes in Bible study, a
Church Music Festival, and sponsorship
by the Y. M. C. A. of Bible study in the
Bible classes opened Thursday, Octo
ber 12, with Mr. Beach teaching two
classes during the evening. A class at
7:00 p. m. was mainly for Sunday school
teachers. The study consisted of the
International Sunday School lesson for
the following Sunday. The class will
continue at 7:00 p. m. each Thursday.
Although primarily for Sunday school
teachers, all interested persons are in
At 8:00 p. m. Thursday, October 12,
the class was conducted for prospective
teachers and all others interested in
Bible study. It is planned to set up
afternoon classes for second and third
shift workers if there is sufficient inter
est. Also, for those who find it incon
venient to attend on Thursday evenings,
Mr. Beach plans to have classes on
other nights if there are enough per
sons who desire it. Anyone who m’issed
the first class can enroll at any time.
Commencing October 24 at Spray
Graded School Bible films will be
shown in the various schools on a week-
(Continued on Page Seven)