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THE MILL WHISTLE
Published by ReWcrest Mills, Inc. • Plants located in Spray, Droper and LeoksviUe. N.fiTond Fieldale, Va.
Spray, N. C., Monday, March 6, 1961
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NO lost-time injuries
Aiming high with a good safety record in 1960, employees of Leaksville
set tlieir sights ’ “ ^
viin a euuu saicfj
"ave set their sights on an even better record this year. Showing safety ban-
\h-*’ Loraine Bucliner, Karastan Burling: Thomas Rice, Karastan
"S; Clarence Stevens, Bedspread Weaving; and Lillie Ramsey, Bedspread
^ "'S. See safety picture-story, pages four and five.
^^odmobile At Spray March 14
^ ^^oodmobile will be stationed at
^ay°f'^®°lWated Central Y.M.C.A. in
M to 4:30 p. m. Tues-
Stjfj 14, as the unit makes its
3 since the Tri-Cities be-
\fgj/^'^ipating in the Piedmont Blood
®^°*^®ored by the Red Cross.
SlNi?if5® working throughout the
y to recruit donors to meet the
kHs 'luota for this visit. Although
^*'6 expected from Leaksville,
(; Sfjjg the outlying areas as well
at Bloodmobile will be sta-
V Of Y.M.C.A. for the conveni-
yWoy ®Pray residents and persons
Fieldcrest plants and other
«mills - -
146 pints was donated Jan-
the Bloodmobile made its
N J® .'^hen
'lifter the Tri-Cities came un-
3ile «lood Bank plan. The Blood-
come here every two
V to its visits from Lcaks-
Ae ^ P^ay to Draper,
tji ^itaw'^^'^'^nity-wide program was
n at the request of the medi-
'Uai . the Morehead Memorial
^ order that there might be
a ready supply of life-saving blood and
its derivatives to enable the hospital to
better serve its patients.
Under the plan, the hospital will be
supplied blood through the official
Red Cross program and all patients
from the Tri-City area will receive their
total blood needs at the local hospital,
without charge for the blood itself and
without having to replace it.
The year’s quota for the six Blood
mobile visits is 850 pints, an amount
considered adequate for the needs at
the Morehead Memorial Hospital.
The blood collected will be processed
at Charlotte and blood and its deriva
tives will be supplied the local hospital
from the Charlotte Center.
A doctor from the Morehead staff and
registered nurses will be on duty at all
times when the Bloodmobile is in op
eration in the Tri-Cities. Donors must
be between 21 and 59 years of age (18-
20 if married, in the armed forces, or
with parents’ consent) and must weigh
at least 110 pounds. Donors may give
blood every eight to 10 weeks but not
more than five times a year.
1961 Expected To Be
Good Year For
Whitcomb Discusses Outlook At
Joint Meeting Of Councils;
Sees Gradual Improvement
Fieldcrest operations in 1961
should be better than in 1960 and
as good as in 1959, President
Harold W. Whitcomb told a joint
meeting of the Carolina Coopera
tive Council and the Junior Caro
lina Council Thursday evening,
February 23, at the Consolidated
Central Y. M. C. A.
Because of the downturn in business
generally in the last half of 1960, Field
crest sales and operations were curtailed
during the last months of the year. Al
though these conditions have extended
into 1961, Mr. Whitcomb pointed out
that business forecasters expect the sit
uation to gradually improve in the next
few months, and that the year as a
whole should be a favorable one.
He added that he, too, believed the
current difficulties are temporary and
that he sees no reason why the general
economy and Fieldcrest operations
should not improve materially during
the last half of 1961.
Mr. Whitcomb emphasized that, due
to the major improvements and rehabili-
tion program which has been sub
stantially completed, Fieldcrest plants
are more modern than ever and are in
an excellent position to profit by any
improvement in the general economy.
Despite present uncertainties, the fu-
(Continued on page Three)
New Series Of Courses
Starts At Educ. Center
Courses in machine shop, auto me
chanics, electronics, power sewing, and
drafting are being offered by the In
dustrial Education Center located on
the Morehead High School campus.
Three Fieldcrest men will assist in the
instruction during the third quarter.
Clarence Martin of the Engineering De
partment will teach related blueprint
reading and drafting; J. E. Gardner, In
dustrial Relations Department, will
teach “Technical Report Writing”; and
George Self, Jr., of the Research and
Quality Control Department, will teach