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Fieldcrest mill whistle. volume (Spray, N.C.) 194?-19??, October 16, 1950, Image 1

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Hosiery Employees 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 for voting. 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 Training Department 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 Spring. ★ 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 ville. 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 area. Beach Conducts New Program Of Religious Activities At Y. M. C. A. i 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 schools. 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 vited. 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)

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