(Registered with U. S. Patent Office) Volume VII HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA, OCTOBER, 1956 No. 16 T MESSAGE FROM TNE PRESIDENT TO MY FELLOW WORKERS: Our staie fair at Raleigh this month brings the reminder that such expositions actually were held in this country even before there was a United States. In spite of limited factlities and primitive tools, early settlers de veloped considerable skill in rais ing crops, weaving, shoemaking, woodworking, cookery, and the like. They were justifiably proud of their accomplishments. But be ing subjects of the English crown they could hold no public show ing or competitive exhibits with out royal permission. That ob stacle was., removed, however, when King George III signed a writ on February 3, 17G1, giving the right "to hold fairs" to the colonists of the area later known as the state of Vermont. Those early fairs and similar country and state events of today are simply modernized versions of ancient festivals which greet ed the seasons of paintings and harvest. Now they range in form from the elaborate New Orleans Mardi Gras and the Philadelphia Mummer's Parade to the still simple fairs in agricultural coun ties. And these latter most truly reflect the "fair" spirit of colonal days. Now, as 200 years ago, farm folks display the fruits of their labor and compete for the covet ed blue ribbons or other prizes which denote the superiority of their products. Men exhibit live stock or choice specimens of their crops. Womenfolk display their jams, ..cakes,., needlework., and other achievements of feminine skill. And all exhibitors, prize winners or not, enjoy that warm satisfaction of knowing that their handiwork was worthy of display for all to see. To me there is an interesting parallel between these fair ex hibitors and us of Anvil Brand. (Continued On Page Two) Three Major Promotions Announced By President Of Anvil Brand RIVES MORGAN HOLMES Three major promotionis in Anvil Brand’s executive staff have been announce!! by Presi dent R. C. Kirchofer, with the changes effective the first of October. W. J. Rives has been elevated to the position of direct assistant to F. D. Mehan, execu tive vice president; Reitzel N. Morgan has assumed the position of Manager of Production, replacing Rives, and Clayton C. Holmes, Jr., has been promoted to Chief Industri;!] F'jigineer, the position Morgan held, and will work directly under Morgan. Mr. Kirchofer stated these changes have been made as part of the program to round out the Executive Staff and to provide, wherever possible, recognition within the organization. This action, Mr. Kirchofer con tinued, is significant not only as a mark of recognition of what these men have accomplished; it serves to strengthen the chain of command and to provide re lief for executives who have be come increasingly burdened with responsibilities. Also, he said, this P'ermits re-planning berttain phases of operation and to dis tribute generally the work load by delegating duties to men who have demonstrated their capa city. “I know you will join^e,” Mr. Kirchofer said, “not only in com mending Mr. Rives, Mr. Morgan and Mr. Holmes for ’heir vast' achievements, but also in con gratulations for continued successful growth with our com pany.” ^ f RIVES Mr. Rives first came with the company in Sanford in 1936 when High Point Overall operated a branch plant there. After two years away from the company he returned 'to the firm dnH1940, with his work including conversion of machinery to modernize the plant. He then went into en gineering when a consulting firm of engineers was setting up an engineering department for the company. In 1948 he was appointed a vice-president of the company, in charge of production and has held that position since. A native of Sanford, Mr. Rives is married to Elizabeth Stuckey Rives, a former school teacher. They have three children, Eliza beth, 10; Warren, 7; and Jeff, 4. MORGAN Mp. Morgan is a native of High Point and came directly to Anvil Brand from the University of North Carolina when he received his business administration de gree in 1948. He had served in the Army Air Corps as a ; 'Mt and instructor. He went into wnal was then the Standan’'? Depart ment, taking motion and time studies. In 1950 Mr. Morgan was made manager of the W ’ 'im- plification and New Met. -- Di vision of the Engineeriii ■ ^ept. In 1950 he was named Supervisor of Engineering and in 1954 be came assistant secretary of the company and this year he was made an assistant vice-president. HOLMES Mr. iHolmes has been with the company since 1951, having come directly from the University of North Carolina when graduating with a degree in business admin istration. He had served in the Army Infantry from 1945 to 1947. After going through the engineer’s training period in the company, he has worked in engineering various departments in the plants. A native of Wilmington, he is 29 and he and his wife, Betty, have two girls, - who are three years and seven months old. They live at 2412 Williams Street.