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Riley Cover Completes
45 Years Of Service
William Riley Gover (center) who
one of the longest records of con
tinuous service of anyone now working
at Pieldcrest Mills, is shown above as
he received congratulations upon his
Completion of 45 years with the Com
pany. Harold W. Whitcomb (left) assist
ant general manager, and Howard Bar
ton, superintendent of the Rayon Mill,
visited Mr. Gover on the job and ex
pressed appreciation for his long years
of faithful service. Mr. Gover was pre
sented a box of candy and other re-
iWr. Gover is a native of Axton, Va.
tie came to work at Fieldcrest Mills
October 11, 1B05'. He started in the
tlhode Island Spinning Room but later
transferred to the Weave Room. When
the Rhode Island Mill discontinued
operations he was transferred to the
ttayon Mill. He has been a loomflxer
tor well over 30 years. He is a charter
Picmber of the Carolina Cooperative
Council and the Fieldcrest Mills 25-Year
Scout Finance Drive
Set For November 1-10
Everything is jn readiness for the
Annual Boy and Girl Scout Finance
Campaign to be conducted in the Tri-
Cities November 1-10.
A final organizational meeting is set
tor Monday, October 30, at 7:30 p. m. in
office of the Tri-City Merchants
the uiiiee oi Liie
■Association. At this time the workers
'vill get cards, receipt books and other
®bpplies and will receive last-minute
*hstructions regarding the campaign.
The goal of the campaign is $8,700.95.
This represents the combined budgets
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Will Play April 25
Fieldcrest Mills has again contracted
with the North Carolina Symphony
Orchestra to play a children’s concert
for the benefit of school children of the
Tri-Cities in the Spring of 1951. The
tentative date of the concert is 1:00 p.
m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Leaks-
ville High School auditorium. It will be
the fourth consecutive year that Field
crest has sponsored the Symphony in a
children’s concert here. As far as is
known, this is the only concert by the
Symphony during the season to be
sponsored solely by an industrial firm.
More than 1,000 pupils from the ele
mentary schools have heard each of the
F. M. Holmes Jr.
Holmes To Leave
For Germany Soon
F. M. Holmes, Jr., who has been
associated with our Standards Depart
ment since 1938, will leave soon for
Frankfurt, Germany, where he will
have his headquart
ers during the three
months he will spend
in Germany as in
dustrial consu 11 a n t
for the Industrial Di
vision of the ECA.
He will be given a
leave of absence from
Fieldcrest Mills while
on the special mis
Mr. Holmes will
serve as the point of contact between
the staff of Luther H. Hodges, chief of
the Industry Division, and various seg
ments of the German industrial econ
omy on matters pertaining to time and
motion studies, methods and related
He will give counsel and advice,
assist in guiding the shaping of time
and methods projects, demonstrate
techniques and methods and otherwise
stimulate the promotion of time and
methods practices and their adoption
by German industries.
Mr. Holmes said his family would
remain in Leaksville while he is in
Germany on the special mission. Mr.
and Mrs. Holmes and their two daugh
ters will drive to Washington Monday,
October 30, for a few days’ visit and
after a week’s indoctrination in Wash
ington Mr. Holmes will leave by air
plane for (Germany.
Is Changed To Newly
Fieldcrest Mills has terminated its
contract with the Roy S. Durstine ad
vertising agency. Our account has been
transferred to an agency known as:
Calkins & Holden, Carlock, McClin-
ton & Smith.
This newly formed firm, resulting
from a merger with an old firm known
as Calkins & Holden, includes three of
the top executives from N. W. Ayer who
left that company to form the new
agency. H. L. McClinton is president of
the new firm and has an excellent
reputation in the advertising business
over a long period.
W. C. (Bill) Rank, who has handled
the Fieldcrest account with the Durs
tine agency for a number of years, has
resigned from Durstine to join the new
agency. This is expected to enable us
to make the transition from one set
up to the other with little difficulty.
Mr. McClinton, Paul Smith, J. Sher
wood Smith, Rene Clark, and Mr. Rank
visited the mills October 26 and 27.
They toured a number of the plants
and made contacts with persons who
deal with packaging, quality control,
and other matters of direct concern to
the advertising agency. They were ac
companied by Paul Howard, our gen
eral sales promotion manager.
For Council Programs
Edwin S. Lanier, of the University
of North Carolina, was the principal
speaker at the regular monthly meet
ing of the Carolina Cooperative Council
at Central “Y,” Thursday evening,
October 19. Mr. Lanier, who is mayor
of Chapel Hill, spoke on community and '
world problems. He urged his listeners
to “join hands” and work with one
another in overcoming difficulties in
The invocation was given by A. J.
Matthews, a retired employee of the
Bedspread Mill. Group singing was led
by Rholie Bailey, Council song leader
for the year 1950-51. Attendance prizes
were awarded to C. L. Hodges, Blanket
Mill, and Mack Nelson of the Central
It was announced that Dr. Lillian
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