^Jties Here April 1
^Pr'i assume his duties
c[), \ ^ director of raw materials pur-
Fieldcrest Mills, Harold W.
3Hn ’ assistant general manager,
fgj today. Mr. Fifield will be
Cojj '^sible for all purchasing of spot
tijg and for advising the manage-
^ t on general cotton policies.
V;, Ragsdale wiU continue to buy
^nd synthetic materials for
st„.^3nket Mill and woolen and wor-
. yarns for the Karastan Rug Mill.
Vqi/' Fifield, now branch manager of
5 k Brothers, Inc., in Memphis, has
tojj^'^^Sround of experience in the cot-
]ff ^rade. He was connected with the
Ig Manufacturing Company at Wel-
Mth ®'^^ario for 3^^ years before going
t>h McFadden & Bro. in Mem-
j I® in 1937. He was associated with
tj • Baker & Company, Inc., Memphis,
n 1943 until he joined Volkart Bro-
Inc., in 1946.
ij native of Adams, Mass., Mr. Fifield
Carried, with three children. He is a
j^j'ftiber of the Memphis University
and the Chamber of Commerce,
fs. Fifield, the former Miss Helen Par-
& of Memphis, is active in the Junior
^*"vice League and Les Passes, local
Qftien’s club in Memphis. They are
l^^rnbers of The Church of the Holy
Spray, N. C. Monday, March 16, 1953
Mills ’ Red Cross Drive Under Way
Edgar Gordon Joins
Fieldale Towel Mill
Edgar H. Gordon joined the Towel
Mill March 2 as head piece dyer, re
porting to Horace Penn, foreman of dye
ing and bleaching. He will be in charge
of the new continuous piece dyeing
range being installed at the Towel Mill.
Mr. Gordon was born at Albemarle
and graduated from Mt. Pleasant high
school. He attended Pfieffer Junior Col
lege where he studied pre-engineering
courses. He served as a radio operator in
the Air Force from 1943 to 1946, part of
the time in the Pacific theatre.
He previously worked as a knitter at
Willis Hosiery Mills in Concord and
after his military service was an avia
tion radio technician at Morris Field in
Immediately before joining Fieldcrest
he had been associated with Cannon
Mills at Kannapolis as laboratory tech
nician in the piece dyeing department.
He is married and has two children.
Frank Stein Appointed
Draper “Y” Secretary
Frank Stein of
Winston - Salem, has
been named general
secretary of the Dra
per Young Men’s
according to an an
nouncement by Dr.
Charles H. Sugg,
chairman of the
board of directors of
the Draper “Y”. Mr.
Stein succeeds Roy P. McCray and is to
assume his duties March 16.
A native of Minersville, Pa., Mr.
Stein was physical director of the Dra
per Y.M.C.A. from 1934 until 1940,
when he resigned to become boys’ work
secretary of the Schoolfield recreational
center. He left Schoolfield to become
athletic director of the Danville recrea
tional department and was in the sport
ing goods business for six years in Mar
tinsville, before joining Sears, Roebuck
and Co. in Winston-Salem as an assist
ant division manager.
Fieldcrest men and women will play
an important part in the 1953 Red Cross
fund drive which seeks to raise $7,614,
representing the Leaksville-Spray-Dra-
per chapter’s quota in the $93-million
national budget. The drive opened
March 9 and continues through the
More funds are needed this year,
chiefly because of the expansion of the
blood program to supply gamma globu
lin, a blood derivative used for preven
tion of paralysis from polio. The Red
Cross must continue to collect blood to
meet the needs of civilian hospitals, the
Korean wounded and for the nation’s
Organization work for systematic so
licitation of contributions has been com
pleted in the communities and at Field
crest Mills. Macon P. Miller is general
chairman of the campaign with Mrs.
G. P. Dillard as Draper chairman. J. M.
Norman, Jr., heads the industrial divi
sion with R. A. Harris as co-chairman.
The campaign at Fieldcrest will be
led by the following captains: S. T. And
erson, Bedspread; Virgil Hall, Karastan;
T. R. Ray, Electric Blanket; H. E. Wil
liams, Nantucket; Foy Laseter, General
Office; Frank Suttenfield, Bleachery
and Finishing; C. P. Wilson, Central
Warehouse; Arthur Jackson, Rayon; R.C.
Going, Sheeting; and D. A. Purcell,
Alumni To Hold Banquet
Rockingham county alumni of the
University at Chapel Hill, N. C. State
College and Woman’s College will have
a banquet meeting Tuesday evening,
March 17 in the Tri-City high school
cafeteria at 7 o’clock. Wives, husbands
and guests are invited. Tickets are on
sale by alumni of the three institutions
in various parts of the county.
Chief speaker will be Gordon Gray,
president of the consolidated Univer
sity. He will be introduced by Lt. Gov.
Luther H. Hodges. B. C. Trotter will be
toastmaster. Special music will be pro
vided by Mr. and Mrs. John Sealy of
Tickets may be obtained locally from
N. H. McCollum, Jr., at Carolina Drug
Company in LeaksviUe