WOODFORD R BOEBINGER
THE STANDARD PRINTING CO.
FIRST ST. AT JEFFERSON
Spray, N. C., Monday April 27, 1953
Community Club Opens
The annual membership drive for tlie
Tri-City Community Club (formerly
known as the Girls’ Club) begins April
j and continues through May 6. Miss
Isabelle Buckley, club director, said a
pal of 200 members has been set for
this year’s drive.
Mrs. J. F. Law is general chairman of
the campaign with Fred Sturtevant in
charge of the industrial division. Mrs.
William P. Price and Mrs. Carl Hoehl
''^ill direct the campaign among clubs
Snd civic groups. James Webster is
chairman for the schools.
. Membership rates remain the same as
in previous years—$2.00 a year for
adults and $1.00 for persons under 18
^®ars of age.
Organized groups and activities spon
sored by the Community Club include
the New Leaksville Woman’s Club which
^^leets for programs on homemaking, the
'-hild Study Club, study and discussion
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Employees To Vote
Employees of the Company’s North
*-arolina mills will vote Tuesday, April
^^1 to determine whether the TWUA-
^lO or the UTW-AFL is to be their
^srgaining representative. The run-off
^lection will be conducted in all of the
^ri-City plants under supervision of
the National Labor Relations Board.
The CIO received the highest vote in
a three-way election April 7 but failed
to get a majority. The “neither” block,
^dicating no union, will not appear on
the ballots in the run-off election. Em
ployees voting will vote for one or the
other of the two unions.
All employees who were eligible to
'^ote in the previous election will be
eligible to vote tomorrow. The mills
^ill vote as a unit and the over-all vote
^ill determine the outcome. A simple
**iajority of the ballots cast will decide
The votes will be counted at the re
corder’s courtroom in Spray beginning
4:30 p.m and it is expected that the
I'esults will be known by 6:00 o’clock.
The hours for voting have been posted
Honored For 45
Years Of Service
Mrs. Cora H. Rickman, who has been
a spinner at the Blanket Mill since 1908
was honored April 1 upon her com
pletion of 45 years of continuous ser
vice with the Company. She is shown
above as she was congratulated by
Harold W. Whitcomb, assistant general
manager, who presented her with a gift
and a letter from the management ex
pressing appreciation for her long rec
ord of faithful service.
Mrs. Rickman now works at frames
located very near the spot where she
began as a spinner in 1908. Her hus
band, Samuel A. Rickman, a fixer in
the Blanket Spooling Dept., also is a
long-service employee of the Company.
in the various departments and the
voting booths will be in the same loca
tions as before. The voting procedure
will be similar to that of the election
held on April 7.
Of the 3321 employees eligible to
vote in the first election, excluding
those in military service, a total of
2823 participated. The CIO received
1368, the AFL 1090 and 344 employees
voted “neither.” Seventeen votes were
challenged and four were declared void.
Large Crowd Expected
To Hear Bennett Cerf
Final arrangements have been com
pleted for the appearance of Bennett
Cerf, noted author, publisher, humorist
and television panelist, before a joint
meeting of the Carolina Cooperative
Council and the Junior Carolina Coun
cil in the Leaksville-Spray junior high
school auditorium Thursday evening,
April 30, at 7:30 o’clock.
Council officials said a capacity
crowd is expected to attend the meet
ing. It will be ladies’ night with wives
of the senior council members invited.
Also, wives, husbands or escorts of
Junior Council members have been ex
tended an invitation.
John P. Powell, program chairman,
sa’d Mr. Cerf v/ill comf* from New
York by plane Thursday morning. A
Company car will meet him at the air
port and drive him to Spray where
he will visit some of the mills during
Mr. Cerf will attend a dinner with the
Council officers at Meadow Greens
club at 6 p. m. preceding the pro
gram in the junior high school auditor
ium. He plans to return to New York
after the Council meeting, taking a late
train from Danville.
Walter Schacht Joins
Quality Control Dept.
Walter E. Schacht, Jr., joined Field
er est Mills April 1, as a quality control
engineer. A native of Wilmington, Mass.,
he served in the
from October 11,
1945, until Sep
tember 1948. Im
mediately upon his
the Marines, he
College and grad
uated in March of
1953 with a B. S. degree in textiles. He
played four years of varsity football at
State, was president of the Monogram
Club, and a member of the Athletic