•OODFORD R BOEBINGER
STANDARD PRINTING CO.
first ST. AT JEFFERSON
Spray, N. C. Monday, August 31, 1953
^^^^n^ompletes 45 Years Of Continuous Service Accid©ntS If!
Month Of August
anlr tie-in operator at the
Mill, was honored Friday, July
completion of 45 years of con-
irt‘ with the Company. Mr.
presented a gift by E. W.
production manager, and a
jpi Expressing the Company’s ap-
«on for his many years of laith-
of Patrick County, Va. Mr.
first worked as a weaver learner
Rhode Island Mill in 1908. There
has been no break in his
service since that time.
Mr. Martin has been a weaver at the
Rhode Island, Nantucket, and Woolen
Mills, and for short periods has worked
as a napper operator at the Finishing
Mill. He has been tie-in operator at the
Blanket Mill for the past several years
Left to right: Mr. Medbery, Mr.
Martin, Robert A. Harris, assistant
manager of the Blanket Mill; and D. A.
® Employees Store is offering for
time for sale to employees
the acetate and Lurex table-
U J^oven at our Synthetic Fabrics
ect “irregulars” with minor
but with a tremendous reduction
3q® by 85 size is available for
the 65 by 108 size sells for
j ■ These tablecloths in first quai
ls 'ail for around $45.00 and $50.00
5j9°l°rs available are gold and sil-
Ig the supply is limited, only two
^ oths will be sold to each custo-
wool scatter rugs also are
:es store at attractive
25-Year Club Picnic
To Feature Exhibits
A large exhibit of old photo-
g-raphs, newspapers fabrics and
other mementos of by-gone days
in the mills and community will
be shown at the annual picnic for
members of the Fieldcrest Mills
25-Year Club at Morehead Sta
dium Saturday afternoon, Sep
The program will open at 4
p. m. with a recreational period
followed by music and other en
tertainment. The picnic will be
served by the ladies of the Matri
mony Grange of Stoneville, the
same group which prepared the
food for last year’s outing.
Employees of Fieldcrest Mills have
worked the month of August without
a single lost-time accident. As of Fri
day, August 28, every mill had oper
ated during the month without a dis
Although accidents in industry
throughout the state generally are at a
peak during August’s hot weather, it is
interesting to note that Fieldcrest work
ers have established a no-accident
record during August for two succes
sive years. In an effort to control acci
dents during August when they occur
with greater frequency, the North Caro
lina Industrial Commission for the past
two years has conducted special drives
to prevent,accidents during this period.
In a recent message to supervisors,
E. W. Medbery, production manager,
urged continued effort in the seeking
out of any unsafe acts or unsafe plant
conditions which might result in in
juries to employees. The production
manager asked that action be taken im
mediately to remedy any such acts or
H.E. Williams, safety director, pointed
out that the frequency rate (the num
ber of lost-time accidents per million
manhours worked) at Fieldcrest Mills
for the first half of 1953 was 23 per cent
lower than that in 1952. ’’Our good safe
ty experience in August has given us a
good start on our record for the last
half of this year. If we can maintain
this low rate of accidents, we can end
the year with an outstanding record for
1953,” Mr. Williams said.
Labor Day Holiday
All plants and offices of Fieldcrest
Mills will be closed on Labor Day, Mon
day, September 7.
In mills or departments on a five-day
week schedule and in which there is a
third shift, the third shift will not work
on Monday night, but employees will
report at the usual time Tuesday night,
In mills on a six-day week schedule,
the third shift will start up on Monday
night, September 7, at 11 p.m.
Due to the Labor Day holiday, pay
roll checks for week ending September
6 will be distributed Friday, Sept. 11.