North Carolina Newspapers

    ILL
Issued Every Two Weeks By
and For the Employees
W HIS T L E
MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY,JNC,
Manufacturing Division, Spray, North'Carolina
Volume Four
Monday, May 13, 1946
Training Officers
To Visit Here
Training officers from a dozen leading
industrial concerns in various parts of
the United States and Canada will be
guests of the Manfuacturing Division of
Marshall Field and Company Thursday
and Friday, May 16-17.
These men, many of whom are train
ing instructors, will visit the Blanket
and Karastan mills to observe our pro
duction methods. Included in the group
will be A. H. Mogensen, industrial con
sultant and Work Simplification author
ity, who addressed the Carolina Council
at a meeting in 1945; and Abner Robert
son, executive director of the Coopera
tive Education Association.
L. E. Richards, director of training,
has arranged a comprehensive schedule
to occupy completely their time begin
ning Thursday at 9;00 a. m., when the
visitors will meet in the Training De
partment conference room where they
will be welcomed to the Marshall Field
and Company organization by J. F. Wil
son, production manager, and M. P. Mil
ler, director of Industrial and Public
Relations.
The visitors will be conducted through
the Blanket and Sheeting mills at Dra
per. This tour has been arranged by
D. A. Purcell, superintendent of the
mills. The group will lunch with the
Draper Y’s Men’s Club at Draper Y. M.
C. A. at 12:30 at which time Abner Rob
ertson, who is on Mogensen’s staff at
Lake Placid, will speak.
In the afternoon the trip will be re
sumed through the mill and on comple
tion the members of the group will meet
with the Blanket and Sheeting mill fore
men at the Y. M. C. A.
An evening session will be held at the
Lodge at Fieldale at which time various
phases of training will be reviewed and
films will be shown. E. G. Michaels,
Personnel Assistant, will be chaii'man of
this meeting.
The Friday morning session will open
with a series of appointments with var
ious Marshall Field executives and de
partment heads. A trip through the
Karastan rug mill will follow. Luncheon
will be at Meadow Greens Country club
at 12:30, following which will be a con
tinuation of the tour and a meeting with
Karastan foremen at 3:30 p. m. Super-
War Veterans To Be
Honored By Jr. Council
Frank Angell, Humorist And
Musician, To Be Entertainer
Marshall Field & Company war vet
erans, numbering several hundred, will
be honored Saturday evening. May 18,
at a “Veterans’ Night” meeting of the
Junior Carolina Council. Wives and
sweethearts of the returned fighting
men also are being invited to the affair
which will get under way in the Leaks-
ville High School Auditorium at 7:30
o’clock.
Frank R. Angell, humorist and musi
cian of Roanoke, Va., featured enter
tainer on the program, will be intro
duced by Miss Cuma Odell, program
chairman. An official of the Shenandoah
Life Insurance Company, Angell has
delighted audiences here on previous
occasions.
Included in the program will be group
singing led by Ray Warner and selec
tions by the Tri-City Band under the
direction of Jesse W. Griggs.
Mrs. Lester Fulcher, Council presi
dent, will preside and greetings will be
brought from the management of Mar
shall Field & Company.
Council officers are anxious to have
all Marshall Field veterans attend, and
this includes those service men who
have come home but have not yet re
turned to their jobs.
If you still think the public will seek
a good mouse trap in the woods, just
try moving your store to one of the
cheaper-rent locations.
intendent Virgil Hall will preside.
At the lodge Friday evening, Mr. Mog
ensen will address the group. He will
be introduced by F. M. Holmes, Jr., who
studied Work Simplification under Mog
ensen at Lake Placid, N. Y.
During Thursday and Friday, Mr.
Mogenson will meet with the various
mill groups which have completed Work
Simplification training.
Among the visitors will be representa
tives from Marshall Field and Company,
Retail Division; American Viscose Cor
poration; J. D. Woods and Gordon, Ltd.;
Judson Mills; The Standard Register
Company; Merck and Company; and
Burlington Mills Corporation.
Number Twenty-two
Y. M. C. A. Membership
Drive: June 1-June 10
The annual membership campaign of
the Tri-Cities Y.M.C.A.’s will begin here
June 1st and continue through until
June 10. This drive is carried out each
year to secure new members and also
to make it possible for some underpriv
ileged boy or girl to become a member
and enjoy the facilities of the Y.M.C.A.
The campaign for the Leaksville-
Spray Y.M.C.A.’s will be sponsored by
the. newly formed Leaksville Y’s Men’s
Club. The sponsor for the campaign at
Draper will be announced at a later date.
The goal set for this drive is 3,000 mem
bers and at the present time the total
membership for the Y.M.C.A.’s of the
Tri-Cities is 2,000 men, women and boys.
At the present time plans are under
way to make this the most successful
membership drive in the history of the
Y.M.C.A.’s. More detailed plans will be
announced in the next issue of this
paper.
Notice
Will the person who sent in the pic
ture of M/Sgt. J. L. Roberson please
identify himself, or herself, so that the
picture can be returned promptly.
Absenteeism
ABSENTEE METER
Two weeks
ending April 14, 1946
Per Cent
MILL
3-31
4-14
Hosiery
.. 6.9
4.2
Towel ... .
. . 6.3
5.2
Central Warehouse .
. . 7.5
5.0
Finishing .
. . 6.7
6.2
Bleachery .
. . 7.9
6.3
Woolen . . . .
. . 7.2
7.7
Rayon ....
.. 8.5
8.5
Sheeting . .
. .10.0
8.5
Karastan ..
. . 9.5
9.4
Blanket
. .10.1
10.0
Bedspread
. .12.3
11.7
TOTAL
. . 9.2
8.1
    

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