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Spray, N. C., Monday, November 20, 1961
8,000 Visit Mills During ‘Open House’
ON THE AIR White T. Reeder, mayor of Spray, left, is interviewed by Carl
I'ebb, of Station WLOE, during radio broadcast from Finishing Mill during open
®ouse program. Others taking part in broadcast were President Harold \V. Whitcomb,
;*• P- Powell, mill manager; J. B. Lamar, Mrs. John Burks, Mrs. J. F. Law, Tommy
^tterson and Ethan Pendleton.
I- E. C. To Offer Course In Economic History
The Leaksville - Rockingham County
J^dustrial Education Center will offer
Course in Economic History beginning
'' November 29.
This course is one of the tool subjects
^ prescribed in the textile technology
^Ithough the course is intended pri-
for those already enrolled in the
technology curriculum, other
se persons may enroll for it as a
sa 'iualifications for cnrollees are the
textile technology cur-
um: enrollees must be from 18-40
Plo*^^ age, high school graduates, em-
in the textile industry, and rec-
^ended by their employer.
^ ne course will be taught by Edward
of the Morehead High faculty.
CQ^^'^Pi°yees interestttd in taking the
^ielri'^ should get in touch with the
dcrest Training Department or with
the Industrial Education Center, Tele
phone MAin 3-3317.
American Economic History is de
signed to present in readable form the
evolution of factors that have made the
United States a great nation. The ma
jor phases of economic life from 1607
to the present time will be considered
as will some of the men responsible for
the rise of industry.
Credit Union To Pay
Another 4% Dividend
A 4 per cent per annum dividend for
members of the Fieldcrest Mills Credit
Union was voted by the Credit Union’s
Board of Directors at Iheir regular
monthly meeting November 17. The div
idends will be figured on the average
mcnthly balances and credited to each
member’s share account December 31.
Public Shown Results Of
Pictures of Tri-City open house on
pages 4-5; Towel Mill, pages 6-7.
The open house program at Fieldcrest
plants and offices in the Tri-Cities and
Fieldale, Va., attracted a total of 8,072
visitors. Open house was held at Tri-
City locations Wednesday and Thursday,
November 8 and 9, and at the Towel
Mill, Fieldale, Wednesday, November 8.
Employees, their families and friends
and the general public were invited to
visit the mills to see improvements in
buildings, machinery and equipment un
der the $20-million modernization pro
gram carried on in the past five years.
Each visitor was given a booklet de
scribing major points in the improve
ment program and reviewing the prog
ress of the textile industry with par
ticular reference to Fieldcrest.
In most mills, guides were used to
conduct the visitors through the mills,
pointing out highlights of the moderni
zation program and answering the visit
ors’ questions. In other plants the tour
route was marked with hosts stationed
along the route to greet and give infor
mation to the visitors.
A highlight of the open house pro
gram was a radio broadcast over WLOE
(Continued on page eight)
Employees Store Holds
Special Blanket Sale
A special pre-Christmas sale of blank
ets is under way at the Employees
Store. A limited number of first quality
100 per cent Acrilan blankets, attrac
tively boxed, are being sold for $5.95.
The blankets are available in two
colors, rouge and purple, and in three
sizes, 66 x 90, 72 x 90, and 80 x 90.
The 66 X 90 and 80 x 90 sizes are avail-
ble in rouge only.
The same blanket is offered in king
size for $9.95. Colors for the king size
blanket are martini, coral and turquoise.
John Buckner, manager of the Em
ployees Store, calls attention to the fact
that the blankets are of first quality and
that, in their attractive Fieldcrest box
es, they will make wonderful Christmas