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Published by Fieldcrest Mills. Inc.
Plants located in Spray. Draper and Leaksvllle. N. C. and Fleldale, Va.
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Spray, N. C., Monday, November 22, 1954
The annual Christmas entertainment
members of the Carolina Cooper
ative Council, the Junior Carolina
'“OUncil, their wives, husbands and
SUests is scheduled for Saturday, De
cember 18 in the Leaksville-Spray
Junior high school auditorium.
‘Gloria”, a Christmas choral play
'consisting of a prologue and one act
be presented by the Tri-City Little
heatre. Music for the play will be fur-
ished by the Leaksville-Spray junior
^igh school glee club. Carrying an in-
Piring Christmas message and present-
^ With elaborate staging and pageant-
the play is expected to equal or
,*JTP®ss last year’s greatly-enjoyed
"hy The Chimes Rang.”
performance will be given at 2:30
aiiri children of Council members
H those members unable to at-
tiiTt evening program. At the night
'^rmance members of the two Coun-
on bring their wife, husband or
3m guest. Letters of invitation
. « tickets will be mailed to members
Advance of the program date.
gjj^®'C6ding the play at each perform-
greetings will be brought by
E Whitcomb, president, and
W. Medbery, vice president in charge
ajj, Production. Special entertainment
children will be given
, ne afternoon performance.
A. Sanford is in charge of the
King Lee is dramatic director,
and Mrs. Burton Franklin are in
*■§6 of staging and lighting.
direction of the
It Affects You
^Preventive Maintenance is another
^ of keeping our mills modern and
^P-to-date to enable the Company to
^■^Pete successfully with other firms
tp^ ,*^g and selling the same type of
^ong-range results of the pre-
at maintenance program begun
^*^^dcrest last year will bo seen in
Q quality merchandise, reduced
^^*ng cost, more pleasant work-
itv ^°'^‘^itions and greater job secur-
^ all of us.
Pages four and five for picturc-
Preventive Maintenance at
Hodges, Former Company Official
Now Governor Of North Carolina
LUTHER H. HODGES
. . Governor of North Carolina ..
Fund Drive Goal
Nearly In Sight
Employees of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,
contributed an average of about $5.00
each to the Tri-City Community Fund.
The total for employee contributions is
$16,000. The Fieldcrest corporation
gave $5,000 making a total contribution
of $21,000 toward the community-wide
goal of $33,294.92.
Fund officials reported Friday that
the drive is still short of its goal in the
community. With a total of approxi
mately $32,000 in cash and pledges,
fund officials have arranged for a re-
canvass in the community among those
who have not yet contributed and those
who gave only token amounts.
It is believed that the balance need
ed to reach the goal will be obtained
in the re-canvass.
Eleven local charities benefit from
every gift of the Tri-City Community
fund. They are the Red Cross, Boy
Scouts, Children’s Home Society, Con
solidated Central YMCA, Draper YMCA,
Henry Street YMCA, Florence Crit-
tenton Home, Girl Scouts, Lunch Fund,
Salvation Army and the USO.
New Chief Executive Has
Distinguished Career In
Industry And Public Service
Luther H. Hodges, formerly vice
president of Marshall Field & Compa
ny and general manager of Fieldcrest
Mills, took the oath of office as gover
nor of North Carolina November 9 fol
lowing the death of Gov. William B.
Umstead November 7. The ceremony
in the House of Representatives marked
the first time in this century the tran
sition of executive authority to a lieu
tenant governor under the constitu
Gov. and Mrs. Hodges moved personal
effects into the Executive Mansion in
Raleigh November 15 to take up official
residence there, after having lived at
the Sir Walter hotel during the first
week he was governor. They hope to
make frequent week-end visits to their
home in Leaksville-Spray
A large delegation of local people
including relatives, friends and form
er associates at Fieldcrest Mills at
tended the inaugural ceremonies. For
mer Company associates attending
were President Harold W. Whitcomb,
B C. Trotter, R. H. Tuttle and J. E.
Gov. Hodges took early retirement in
1950 after 31 years with Marshall Field
& Company to become chief of the
Industry Division of ECA in West
Germany. He earlier had served on a
number of commissions and commit
tees for the United States government
and the State of North Carolina.
He was nominated over three oppon
ents in the 1952 Democratic primary.
He won in the November general elec
tion and as Lieutenant Governor pre
sided over the State Senate in 1953.
Born near Leaksville, Gov. Hodges
was an office boy and mill worker for
the Carolina Cotton and Woolen Mills
division of Marshall Field & Company,
predecessor to the present Fieldcrest
His continuous service dated from
1919 when just after his graduation
from the University of North Carolina
he became private secretary to the late
L. W. Clark, at that time general man
ager of the mills. Mr. Hodges worked
through the various departments of
(See HODGES, Page Eight)