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Spray, N. C., Mo-nday, February 19, 1962
Is Lowest In History
Fieldcrest Mills in 1961 had the low
est accident frequency rate in its history.
The rate at Fieldcrest was 1.34 as com
pared with the Department of Labor’s
6.3 frequency rate for the textile in
dustry in North Carolina.
During the year, there were 14 in
juries that resulted in the loss of time
from work, as compared with 22 such
injuries in 1960. In addition to the in
juries causing lost time, there were 10
cases requiring medical treatment which
Were classified as sub-major, although
no time was lost from the job.
These figures were reported to the
Central Safety Committee at its regular
quarterly meeting February 3 by H. E.
Williams, safety director.
No Lost Time At Six Mills
Six mills which completed the year
with no lost time due to injuries were
singled out for recognition of their fine
records. These were the Automatic
Blanket Plant, Bedspread Mill, Bleach-
ery. Central Warehouse, Karastan Mill
and Towel Mill.
Mr. Williams pointed out that the ac
cident frequency rate at Fieldcrest was
®hly about one-fifth the state average.
This means, he said, that if our fre
quency had been as high as the state
average there would have been about
five times as many Fieldcrest employ
ees suffering injuries and losing time
from work. Therefore, a sizable num
ber of persons were spared injuries due
to safe operation at Fieldcrest last year.
G. Cunningham, superintendent of
we Karastan Mill, was elected chairman
Of the Central Safety Committee, suc
ceeding F. E. Barron, manager of the
iiedspread Mill. N. F. Young, assistant
superintendent of the Bleachery, was
elected vice chairman.
REWARD FOR SAFETY — Glennie Handy (left) and Ruth Barker, labelers
in the Sewing Department, enjoy barbecue served in the mill to all employees of
the Towel Mill as an award for having worked all of 1961 without any lost time
due to injuries. (More pictures and story on pages four and five).
Committee To Take Scholarship Requests
Fieldcrest Foundation To Award
Two $2,000 Scholarships To
Employees Or Children
J- G. Cunningham
N. F. Young
The Fieldcrest Scholarship Commit-
tee will begin immediately to accept
applications for the two scholarships
given by the Fieldcrest Foundation to
assist employees or children of employ
ees of Fieldcrest Millr, Inc., in securing
a college education.
Individuals who wish to be consid
ered for the two scholarships must sub
mit an application in writing prior to
April 1, 1962, to the Scholarship Com
mittee. Awards of the scholarships will
be announced by June 1, 1962.
An application form may bs secured
from the Industrial Relations represent
atives in the mills; by calling at the
Employment Office of Fieldcrest Mills,
Inc., in the General Offices building in
Spray; or by writing to Dr. William
McGehee, director of personnel research
and training, Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,
Each scholarship has a total cash value
of $2,000 over a period of four years
at the rate of $500 for each of the four
years of college attendance.
Scholarships are awarded each year,
but it is expected that once a student
is awarded a scholarship in his fresh
man year the scholarship will be re
newed for three successive years.
The scholarships are awarded to high
school graduates who are entering col
lege for the first time. To be eligible
for consideration for a scholarship, the
recipient must plan to enroll in an
academic four-year college or university
in a course of studies leading to a rec
ognized undergraduate academic degree.
An employee must have been in the
employment of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., for
at least one year to be considered for
the ccholarship. The children of an em
ployee of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. are eligi
ble fcr consideration for the scholarship
award if the employee has been with the
Company for one year or more.
The scholarships were first awarded in
the fall of 1960. To date, a total of five
scholarships have been granted and
these recipients are now being assisted
in financing their college education.