SEW IT SEAMS
Published Monthly by
High Point, N. C.
Martha Clontz, Editor
Continued from Page One)
And in that connection let me
make a prediction with which
I know we will all agree . . .
individually and as an organi
zation we will advance in 1956
as we prove ourselves worthy
Let's set our goal for the ut
most in worthiness!
“The average American thinks
of nearly everything good as be
ing ‘the best yet’ but not ‘the
last word.’ He thinks nearly
everything can be changed for
the better — everything except
freedom itself, which makes
Alma Peele, who has been with
Anvil Brand approximately four
years, h'ad been promoted from
the Shirt Department to the Pay
roll division in Hudson office.
Alma’s husband, James, works
with TickeTag Corporation. The
Peele’s have a little girl, four
years old. They are moving soon
into a new home on the Winston
SEW IT SEAmS
^ NO ACCIDENTS— ^
(Continued from Page One)
ing Anvil Brand’s safety record
Recently William Fulton, in
surance representative, told An
vil Brand supervisors that the
company’s accident rate is above
the national average in similar
Why is this true?
Fulton, in analyzing the cause
of accidents, emphasized that
first of all each employee must
learn the correct way of doing
“It is not enough to ‘be care
ful’ in your work,” he said. “Each
person must learn to do his job
the correct, safe way.''
Teaching the correct method of
doing a job is, of course, the work
of the supervisors. Carrying out
this method rests with the indivi
dual employee and it is here that
the final solution to a reduced
accident rate is to be found, Ful
“Learn to do your job the right
way,” Fulton emphasized.
Cut fingers and sewed fingers
led the list of minor accidents in
1955 but strains accounted for the
most lost time.
Ossie noted that although the
accident rate is still high, much
improvement has been noted
since the Safety Program was
started. She also revealed that
Independence completed 1955
without a lost time accident.
Also during the last quarter all
departments except Sherrod Sew
ing and Pants, completed the
four months without a lost time
accident and all employees in
these departments received free
The new safety inspectors for
the next four months include
Hazel York, Alease Chapman,
Joel Paul, Norma Sullivan, Betty
Biby, Kathryn Wade, Kathleen
Mitchell, Ina Duncan, Ina Mae
Hamlin, Frances Clodfelter and
Know what the most coveted
coin around Anvil Brand is these
Not a silver dollar. Not a 50-
cent piece. Not a quarter. Or a
dime — or a nickel.
That little ol’ copper that just
has to go in the Coke machine,
no matter what else goes in with
In the Sport Shirt Department
at White Division the other day,
there was practically a financial
upheavel as Myrtle Jennings and
some of her cronies were trying
to figure out who owed whom
how many pennies.
But that “pause that refreshes”
is worth it, isn’t it, girls?
Sewing Up Sales
by Hugh Webster
Tractor Brand Expands
Continuing Tractor Brand’s ex
pansion program, three new
salesmen have been added to the
sales force, “Pete” Peyton, has
Lloyd Dennis who formerly
worked with the company for a
time, will represent Tractor
Brand in Florida. Dennis is mar
ried and he and Mrs. Dennis will
live in Orlando, Fla.
Edward W. (Ed) McFarland
will cover part of Kentucky and
Central Tennessee. McFarland
has been in garment sales for a
number of years. He is married
"f and has two children.
Southern Georgia will be cov
ered by Robert Odor, who also
has an extensive sales back
ground. Odor plans to move his
family to Macon, Ga., in the near
future. He is moving from Salis
“Pete” said the company is
fortunate in securing these men
with their wide experience in
garment sales and that opening
these new territories for Tractor
Brand garments is another phase
in extending the sales program
of these lines.
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PROMOTED — Doug Tale is
shown above at his desk in the
sales division where he recently
was appointed assistant sales
promotional manager. Doug has
been with Anvil Brand approx
imately three years and has
had training in Shipping and
Traffic. He is a veteran, having
served overseas with the U. S.
Air Force. He and his wife live
at 1111 Springfield Avenue.
Another way of losing control
of a car is not being able to keep
up the payments.
Thrift Is Married
Daniel Jack Thrift, who re
cently joined Anvil Brand's ad
vertising department, was mar
ried to the former Malina Henri
They were married in Trinity
Methodist Church in Way cross,
Ga., the home town of both, and
now are living in Rowella Apts,
on North Main Street.
Southern Garment Manufac
turer, a magazine devoted to the
needle trades in the Southern
States, last month published the
story of Anvil Brand’s service
awards to its employees.
Accompanying the article was
a photograph showing President
R. C. Kirchofer presenting gold
watches to the six employees
who completed 25 years with the
company this year.
Gal in California bears up nice
ly with the monicker of Phyllis
Lillis Willis McGillis, while a
Miss Truly Dooley lives in Rhode