Some Helps For Your Trip To Dreamland
A WATCH and lapel pin for 20 years' service went lo Lucy
Phillips (left) and Jesse Jones. General manager Harold Mercer
(center) made the presentation.
Two On 20-year Record;
Other Anniversaries Noted
Mark up a 20-year service record for two more em
ployees of the Gastonia plant. In August, Jesse Jones of
Carding and Lucy C. Phillips of Spinning joined a line of
honored persons here, to bring the total number of two-
decade people to 323.
While these were marking anniversaries, several others
went on record for 15, 10 and 5-year periods of service. They
have received lapel pins commemorative of their employ
ment time here. The August list includes:
Lerlie M. Stines, Carding; Lula Snipes, Spinning; Grace
H. Stowe and Sylvaines Wi'ks, Twisting (synthetics); Walter
H. Hughes, Twisting (cotton); Elizabeth J. Lewis, Quality
Thomas E. Walker, Carding; Estell G. Price, Roy C.
Hutchins, Claude R. Carpenter, Annie E. Cosey, Gladys A.
Butler, Albert W. Laughlin and Robert Cody, Twisting (syn
thetics); Odessa Peeler, Weaving (synthetics); Paul O. Nolen,
Mildred B. Dodgen, Weaving (cotton).
English author Charles Dickens slept like a
log—but only if the headboard of his bed faced
north. Chinese sages courted slumber by drinking
sweet steaming tea. Henry VIII brought on sleep
iness with a few nightly swigs from the ale
bucket. Cherokee Indians relied upon sleep
chants intoned by medicine men.
Just why we doze off into the world of slumber
is still somewhat a mystery. Equally baffling are
the reasons that keep us from sleep. Insomnia, or
fear of sleep, has been the most common cause
of sleeplessness across the centuries.
Even in the Dark Ages, men knew that mental
and physical tension were foes of sleep. Relaxa
tion, gradual or sudden, has always been the
goal leading to good sleep.
SCIENCE has learned that sound sleep can
result from habit and environment. These facts
stand out among interesting findings on the
: : The average American gets a little more
sleep than he needs.
: : You get 80 per cent as much rest by just
relaxing completely with your eyes closed as
you get when sound asleep for a similar length
: : Individual adult needs vary from 4 to 14
hours of sleep a night. As a rule, women re
quire slightly more sleep than do men. An elderly
person whose work demands considerable mental
agility, will usually need more sleep than a
: : The human temperature rises and falls in
each 24-hour period. The lowest point, which is
ideal for sleep, will occur at bedtime instead of
at mid-afternoon—if you retire at roughly the
same time every night.
If you are looking for an improved sleep-habit
pattern, let these suggestions help;
1. Control your surroundings. The place you
sleep should be neither depressingly drab nor
distractingly overdone in decoration. Soothing,
cheerful shades of blues, greens or soft yellows
are good choices. Carpeted floors muffle noises
that shatter sleep. If reading in bed soothes your
nerves, make sure your bookshelves are handy
and lighting is adequate and conveniently-placed
for glare-free sight.
Watch the temperature. Fresh currents of cool
air have been shown to increase depth of sleep.
You sleep best when the temperature is 54-57
ATTEND to your sleep equipment. Findings of
sleep-researchers show that the condition of
your bed has much to do with whether your
slumber is deep or fitful. Too hard or too soft
a mattress can cause your spine to sag, and places
a strain on muscles. It should be firm enough
to support body contours, flexible enough to
“fit” them. Good bedsprings are essential. Cover
ed boxsprings are firmer and easier to clean than
Wrinkle-free sheets promote the deepest sleep.
Cotton induces sleep more rapidly than syn
thetics. Whatever kind of sheets you have, you’ll
sleep better if they’re fresh. Change bedding
twice a week if you can.
Weight-for-weight, fluffy blankets are warm
er than heavy, tightly-woven ones. Electric
blankets with dual controls offer comfort with
little weight. Be sure they’re safe electrically.
2. Make ready to sleep. A light snack may help.
A glass of warm milk or a piece of fruit will
guard against your being roused by wee-hour
hunger pangs. A piece of candy will give you
some strength that will last through the night.
Light exercise will leave you pleasantly tired,
ready for sleep. Nightly walks are usually ef
fective sleep inducers. Likewise, the lazy yawn,
with its stretch which unkinks muscles and
3. Practice your own system of sleep prepara
tion. If you think your individual method works,
it probably does—so think the experts. Then read
mysteries, if you think they make your eyelids
heavy. But don’t forget your purpose by keeping
at it until your eyes tire heavily and begin to
ache. Turn your mind away from yourself.
Still can’t sleep? Do anything except tossing
and turning. Just lying still—as noted—will be
80 per cent as restful as sound sleep. Armed with
the suggestions here, you’ll not likely need the
chants of medicine men nor sweet Chinese tea for
a launching on your voyage to dreamland.
Should you cut, scratch, bruise
yourself or pick up a splinter,
you’ll be smart to report im
mediately for first aid regard
less of how slight you think the
injury may be. Report to your
foreman if you become ill at
work; do not continue on the
© AMERICAN MUTUAL LIAB. INS. CO.
Bloodmobile Met Quota
On August Plant Visit
The spirit of liberty is not—as
multitudes imagine—a jealousy
of our own particular rights, but
a respect for the rights of others,
and an unwillingness that any
one, wheiher high or low, should
be wronged or trampled under
foot.—William Ellery Channing
When the Gaston County
Red Cross bloodmobile came
to the plant Recreation Cen
ter on August 19, it took back
126 pints to the Piedmont
Carolinas regional bank. This
was one pint beyond the
quota set for the visit here.
Employees becoming two-
gallon donors were Luther
Brown and Ray D. Thomas.
Those added to the gallon-
]ist of contributors were
H. T. Aldridge, W. S. Guffey,
Cramer McDaniel, Luther
Foy, and Tracy Whitener.
OTHER DONORS were:
Maida H. Bailey, Lucille M.
Bsker, J. C. Barnes, Jerry Bar
ton, A. C. Bradley, Myrtle Brad
ley, Thomas E. Bradley, Coy T.
Bradshaw, J. R. Brandon, Jean
ette Brock, Hurley Brooks, John
Bryant, Maude Bryson, J. A.
Burdette, Rosalie Burger.
W. R. Canipe, G. W. Carpen
ter, Gene Carson, W. C. Caudell
Jr., Edna Champion, J. Paul
Chastain, R. M. Chastain, P. G.
Cloninger, Lucy Conner, R. E.
Conrad, J. M. Cooper, Joseph R.
Cote, J. T. Crane, Samuel E.
Ralph Dalton, Grady L. Davis,
Fred J. Davis, J. Coy Davis,
Peggy Davis, Reginald E. Davis,
Archie E. Deal, Bertha Dettmar,
Eula Dunlevy. Carl F. Eastwood,
J. W. Faile, J. E. Fletcher, T. E.
Gibson, Joe H. Givens, Jessie
Glover, Thomas A. Grant, Arn
old Grindle, Clinton Guffey.
Homer G. Hall, Frank B.
Harrison, J. P. Hart Jr., Eva O.
Henson, Margaret Hodge, Lloyd
Hope, Horace R. Hughes, R. B.
Hull, T. B. Ipock Jr., Clarence
L. Jolly, Frank A. Jolly, Mary
O. Johnson, Ralph F. Johnson,
W. A. Johnson, Bobby L. Jones,
Troy A. Jones, Alfred C. Kessell,
James R. Kilby, G. C. Knudsen.
Alvin Ledford, John F. Led
ford, James F. Lewis Jr., Rich
ard Littlejohn, Gary Lyles,
Charles McArver, E. P. Mc-
Arver, A. D. McCarter, Scott J.
McCarter, Marvin McCurry,
Eugene T. Massey, John Mercer,
John S. Mitchell, W. L. Moody,
Jack L. Moore, W. M. Moore,
James Neely, Roxie R. Newton.
Robert H. Parson, J. L. Pat
terson, Mary Helen Pearson,
Flora H. Pence, Robert T. Pence,
Garry L, Phillips, H. B. Phillips,
Beulah Plyler, C. M. Plyler, Le
roy Posey, J. A. Presswood,
Bobby A. Purkey, W, H. Red
ding, Brady Robinson, Carmon
F. Robinson, A. V. Riley, R. L.
Rumfelt, R. L. Shannon, W. F.
Shannon, Carl E. Smith, Loyd
D. Smith, Verdie Smith, W. O.
Stephenson, Pauline Stroupe.
Edward C. Taylor, J. G. Tino
Jr., J. H. Thompson, Raymond
Varnadore, John A. Verdery,
Hansford Wilkes, J. L. Weaver
Cole L. Whitaker, P. R. Wil
liams, Eula B. Wilson, James B.
3 6 5 DAYS
AST LOST TIME
‘Year Of Safety’
Recorded In August
SAFETY FIGURE—Mrs. Donald Hoyle, Quali
ty Control, Weaving (synthetics) inspector, calls
attention to the safety board figure representing
a "year's worth" of days since the last lost-time
injury here. Comments safety director A. V.
Riley: "This plateau of 365 days of safe operation
has been a long-sought-after goal. This record,
reached in August, reminds us that safety consci
ousness on the part of every one can keep us
going toward that second full year free of ac
DONORS LAPEL PINS—Chief Methods and Standards
neer James Cooper (center), welcomes Luther Brown (lefl) °
Methods and Standards, and Ray Thomas of Spinning to the em
ployee group of two-gallon blood donors. Mr. Cooper reached
two-gallon mark several months ago.