Letters From Servicemen FOLKS YOU KNOW
Copyright 1953, Marshall Field & Company
Issued Every Two Weeks By and For
the Employees cl Fieldcrest Mills, Divi
sion of Marshall Field & Company, Inc.,
Spray, North Carolina
OTIS MARLOWE Editor
Vol. XI Monday, March 16, 1953 No. 16
It’s Red Cross Time
This week you will have an opportun
ity to do something for someone else.
You will be privileged to join hands with
your fellow citizens to help the victims
of disaster, to help neighbors’ sons and
daughters in the emergencies that arise
during military service and to help safe
guard the nation’s children against
paralysis from polio.
A systematic canvass will be conduct
ed among employees in the mills. It is
entirely a free-will proposition, with
employees invited to share in the
humanitarian work of the Red Cross or
The Red Cross makes its annual ap
peal in the name of humanity itself.
Whether you are helping your local
chapter arrange an emergency leave for
a Korean fighting man or whether you
make possible the continuation of the
blood program for soldiers, adult civil
ians and children alike, you are doing
the neighborly thing that you would do
in person if you were close to the pro
blem or on the scene of the disaster.
Everyone wants to help when disaster,
illness or accident strikes. But we sel
dom know when these needs arise . . .
that’s where the Red Cross does the job
for you . . . doing the things you would
do if you were there in person. Every
day through the 4,000 chapters in Amer
ica, hundreds of emergencies are met
skillfully and efficiently through your
What other single contribution enables
you to help so many of your fellow men
—in so many varied ways—every day of
the year? Resolve now to give generous
ly to the volunteer Red Cross represen
tative when he stops at your work dur
ing this coming week.
Answer the call.
In medieval England, bread served
both as food and as plates for all but
the wealthy. Food was brought on to the
table in hollowed-out bread loaves, and
the juice-soaked loaves became the
forerunner of “bread and gravy.”
Plop a couple of marbles in the bottom
of your double boiler and you won’t
scour a burnt pan. It works like a built-
in alarm clock, saws Tide Washing
Clinic. When the water boils danger
ously low, the marbles will bang away
During my 13 months in the Air Force,
I have received your paper about 12
months of that time. I have never had
the pleasure of working for your com
pany and I deeply appreciate your
thoughtfulness in sending a hometown
paper to a non-employee. I enjoy it very
I have recently returned from a tem
porary tour of duty overseas and there
is a change in my address. I would like
very much for you to continue sending
me THE WHISTLE at my new address.
A/3C Tyrus O. Blackwell
44th Fid. Maint. Sqdn. Box 11
Lake Charles A.F.B., Louisiana
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Dear Mr. Thomas:
I want to thank you for sending me
the MILL WHISTLE for the last 14
months. I appreciate it very much. I
also would like to inform you of a little
change in my address. I hope you will
continue to send the MILL WHISTLE
as you have in the past.
My very best wishes to Fieldcrest
Mills. My new address follows:
Wallace Lee Kirkman
B. Div., U.S.S. Mississippi
EAG-128, c/o Fleet Post Office
New York, New York
Starting For Gardening?
Read Safety Council Tips
No matter how much experience
you’ve had in planting, in caring for
yards and gardens, in making repairs
about the house, you’ll find these 10
tips worth reading. They were issued
by the Greater Chicago Safety Council.
1. Replace split, broken or sharp-
edged handles. Avoid splinter and other
2. Carry any cutting tool with the
blade facing downward.
3. Never leave a hoe, rake, or fork
with the head pointing up.
4. Never leave a scythe or sickle
hanging in a tree. Hang heads-up on
5. Always cut away from you when
using a knife.
6. Use a hatchet or axe with great
care; a glancing blow may cause a
7. Do not use any substitute for a
8. In driving nails, start the nail with
a few light taps, then remove your hand
9. Tools not in use should be placed
on shelves, in racks, hung up, or other
wise safely stored in tool sheds.
10. Get first aid for any cut or
scratch, no matter how slight it may
seem to you.
Cecil Barker, control tester m , ^
Standards Dept, at the Towel MiH>
native of Bassett and a gradual®
Fieldale high school. He went to
in the shipping department at the H ,
iery Mill the day after graduation
worked there until January, 1951 w
he went into military service.
Cecil was in the Army 21 months
fore returning home imder the rota
plan. Serving with the 45th Infan
division he was overseas for 15 of ^
21 months of service. He returned
Korea last October and went back on
job in the Hosiery Shipping Dept.
was promoted to the Standards
February 1, 1952. His wife, Virginia-
employed in the Hosiery Mill office.
The fine-looking youngsters sho^
above are children of Mr. and Mrs. De'^^
ey DeHart, of Spray. Father is emplo?'
ed in Finishing Napping on the secoP
shift and operates the canteen in
Nantucket building during the morning '
Mrs. DeHart, the former Miss Elo^ j
Washburn, at one time was employed ®
the Rayon MiU.
Top row, left to right: Dixie Lee, I'J
Sherman, 16; Judith, 14. Bottom
Saundra, 12; Carol, 10; and Susan, 4.
FIELDCREST MILL WHISTl^*'