North Carolina Newspapers

    Issued Every Two Weeks By
and For the Employees
Manufacturing Division, Spray, North Carolina
Volume Four
Monday, June 10, 1946
Number Twenty-four
Miss Mabel Gunn, who was crowned Queen of Cotton at the annual Cotton Ball,
is shown above with two attendants, Mrs. K. D. Henry, left, whose husband is with
our Research and Development Department, and Miss Anne Dillard Grogan, who
is J. S. Ragsdale’s secretary in our Raw Materials Department. The Cotton royalty
were chosen from among almost 100 young women wearing cotton evening gowns.
The Cotton Ball attracted approximately 900 persons and was featured by a style
show and the awarding of prizes offered by the Marshall Field and Company.
Miss Litaker Is Sent
To Experiment Station
Our Research and Quality Control
Department has sent Miss Helen Lit
aker. laboratory technician, to Stone-
ville. Miss., where she will spend a
month at the U. S. Department of Agri
culture research and testing division
experiment station to gain actual ex
perience in cotton fibre testing.
Early this year. Miss Litaker took an
eight-weeks course at Clemson College
during which she received training in
the use of the major cotton fibre testing
devices including the Suter-Webb sort
er, the Fibrograph, and the Pressley
cotton fibre strength tester.
All the testing equipment named
above is on order for our laboratory.
At Stoneville, Miss Litaker wiil make
actual tests for a month on these de
vices so that she will be a trained tech
nician when the new equipment is re
ceived. When the testing devices are
installed, the Research and Quality Con
trol Department will co-operate with
our Cotton Department in tests to indi
cate v/hat cotton is best suited for our
Miss Litaker was to leave Saturday,
June 8. She is a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ira Litaker, Boulevard, and came
to work in the laboratory a little over
four years ago.
Textile Class Feted
At Meadow Greens
Whitcomb and Wilson Speak
To Boys of Vocational School
Marshall Field and Company played
host to the boys of the Leaksville town
ship Vocational school a t Meadow
Greens Country Club on Wednesday,
June 5. Approximately 40 boys attended
from Leaksville and Draper high
T. W. Suttenfield was toastmaster and
introduced H. W. Whitcomb, assistant
general manager and J. Frank Wilson,
production manager. Mr. Whitcomb
congratulated the boys on their achieve
ments and wished them success in con
tinued study. “We in the Manufacturing
Division like to see boys like you study
ing textiles so that you will know more
and will be able to fill a better job.
More than 90 per cent of our supervis
ors came up through the ranks and we
are proud of them. We are for the Tex
tile School and want to do everything
we can to help boys such as you to pre
pare themselves,” he asserted.
Mr. Wilson encouraged the boys in
their ambition and urged them to make
good use of their time, “To make the
best of life .you must make the best use
of time. Play hard and work hard; play
fair and be fair in all your dealings,” Mr.
Wilson advised.
J. E. Holmes, superintendent of Leaks
ville township schools, urged the boys to
appreciate the opportunities they have
here and to take advantage of them.
“You have something here that no one
else in the State has, with possibly one
exception. You have the opportunity to
attend a textile school while you are
still in high school. Marshall Field and
Company was the first in the State to
have a textile school for high school
Other guests were M. P. Miller, direc
tor of industrial and public relations; J.
O. Thomas, personnel manager; G. L.
Siler and T. H. Hayden, of the Voca
tion school teaching staff.
Prizes for the outstanding hammers
made in the machine shop course for the
Leaksville high school boys and the Dra
per high school boys were donated by
T. W. Suttenfield and G. L. Siler; prizes
for the outstanding grades in the textile
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