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Monday, August 2, 1954
HAD BEST IDEAS—Winners of the suggestion contest at the Sheeting Mill are
shown above with Company officials. Left to right are Ralph Going, superintendent;
E W Medbery, production manager; B. W. Cole, Joe E. Holhmon, Sr., both of the
Carding Dept.; Nolen Powell, Guy Medford, Mrs. Pearl T. Farmer, E. W. Proffit,
Mrs Essie Stone Hubbard and Ernest McBride, all of the Weavmg Dept.; H. T. Bun^,
assistant manager, Blanket and Sheeting mills; and J. H. Ripple, manager of the
two plants. Mrs. Bertha Horsley, a winner from the Inspecting Dept., is not shown.
Suggestion Award Winners Honored
Winners in the recent Suggestion Week Contest at the Sheeting
Mill were honored at a dinner given by the management Thursday
evening July 13, at the Meadow Greens Country Club. T. B. Hamnck,
foreman of the Sheeting weave room, gave the mvocation, and M. P.
Miller director of industrial and public relations, presided over the
Our Towels Will Be
featured On “Home”
* elevision Program
Pieldcrest towels will be featured on
t famous “Home” daytime
®levision program from 11 a.m. until
oon, Tuesday, August 3, and will be
3rried one week later for the West
‘Deauville (style 5611) and “Roman
holiday” (style 5812) have been se-
by the Home Editors for their
J'esh and appealing styling to be shown
the Shopping Column section.
Home” goes to 43 stations on the
. °C television network. Editor-in-chief
Arlene Francis, well known to local
levvers as a panelist on “What’s My
was learned that television stations
®rving the local area are not included
the 43 outlets for the program though
Was understood the NBC station in
'lorfoik, Va. will carry the show.
^homas Costello Joins
^9-rastan Sales Dept.
Thomas P. Costello joined Karas-
in a sales capacity effective August
> according to an announcement by
falter B. Guinan, sales manager. Mr.
^^inan has also announced that George
fnith, formerly of Karastan’s San
J'ancisco office will return to the West
j °ast sales staff with headquarters in
Angeles, effective September 1.
. ^r. Costello will represent Karastan
^ most of Ohio and Michigan and in
western New York and Western Penn
sylvania. He has been in the rug and
carpet business in both retail and
J^holesale for 25 years. For 21 years
® Was with Bigelow-Sanford.
Karastan, which is a division of
^leldcrest Mills, Inc., produces Oriental
rugs and carpets, power-loomed
the United States, quality wool
“roadlooms, patterned cotton broadloom
cotton Accent rugs.
Business competition is a whole
some feature of our free enter
prise system. And how success-
fully this company competes with
others is of vital importance to all
of our jobs. (See pages four and
Mr. Miller congratulated the group
and stated that on the whole the sug
gestions were good ones and showed
that the people who turned them in
took the contest seriously. Most of the
suggestions dealt with improved meth
ods and better utilization of machinery,
E. W. Medbery, production manager,
expressed the Company’s appreciation
for the employees’ interest. He pointed
cut that suggestions are a significant
part of what management is doing all
of the time, that business runs on good
ideas—better ways of doing things. He
said the management is open-minded
and makes the best of all suggestions
J. H. Ripple, manager of the Blanket
and Sheeting mills, added his thanks
on behalf of management and pointed
out the far-reaching effect of what he
called “the little things in running a
business”. He said these so-called de
tails have to be watched carefully and
handled well for any business to oper
ate successfully. Management cannot do
this, he said, without the interest and
loyalty of the employees.
“We cannot cure everything and what
is done must be done by steps with all
of us working together, which we try
to do in the Sheeting Mill,” he said.
“Production without quality is no
good. We have to make merchandise
people will buy”, Mr. Ripple added.
H. T. Bundy, assistant manager of the
two mills, introduced the men who
judged the contest; D. A. Purcell, super-
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