!.U-:uP' M1L.JL WHISTLE Spray, N. C. Monday, December 7, 1953 Number 10 itcomb Made Fieldcrest President M. C. Mumford Wh Field’s; Directors Snow As Chairman W. Whitcomb was elected ^'Hs ® director of Fieldcrest ^iteoL a meeting of the board of here Friday, December 4. He Poj. new duties immediately ceedi: to Milton C. Mumford who re- return to his position as vice 3nd an executive officer of 1 Field & Company in Chicago, ^^^^'^onib’s headquarters will v*'si(ie Spray but he will spend a *ori, /®ble amount of time amount of time in New ii„-’ seping in close touch with our ^6si(jg ^®®*iization. He will continue to ^ fort^ home in Leaksville-Spray. ‘divisional vice president of ^ Field & Company, he was as- Nej. p®®neral manager of the mills 'icg ^ leld’s ownership and became ^r®®ident in charge of operations ^ills corporation, Fieldcrest ,, •> purchased the mills from 0^ Field & Company effective Vii, °ber 1. Snow, -Boston banker, was chairman of the board of direc- their first official visit W(. p . Fieldcrest board of directors jiin and Saturday in seeing '“fpoj, textile mills operated by the ir> in Leaksville, Spray, Draper J’ieldale, Va. to Mr. Whitcomb and Mr. to board is composed of F. C. Y®’ Boston, president of the New Haven and Hartford ^^Urp .’ ■Libert B. Hunt, Boston manu- J, b E. s. Klein, Sr., vice president I“. Maguire & Company, New York; Co^,®®'^ire, president of J. P. Maguire S ®nd Robert G. Stone, Bos- 3^ ®*^cier. Messrs. Dumaine, Hunt, Am Stone are officers and trustees °®*^eag Company, the principal °‘der of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc. Titles Transferred developments in the sale bv Mills were disclosed Thurs- ^®'^®hall Field & Company Ntip Hughston M. McBain who an- 'Caj the transfer of title of the phy- ^operties of Fieldcrest to the new (Continued on Page 5) HAROLD W. WHITCOMB New President Issues Statement To Employees Harold W. Whitcomb, upon his elec tion as president of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., addressed the following message to employees of the Company: “I am pleased and honored by the action taken by the directors of Field crest Mills, Inc., in electing me President of our Company. For many years Fieldcrest Mills and its people have been the dominant interest in my life next to my family and friends, and I look forward to many more challenging and interesting years in the service of this great Company. “I approach the responsibilities ahead with some humility but with great con fidence because I know so well the loyalty, skill and ability of the great body of Fieldcrest employees both at the niiiis c»iiu in our aaies departments. “I am sure I will have the support and backing of every man and woman on the Fieldcrest team and with such help we are bound to succeed.” Directors Hold Meeting Here FIELDCREST DIRECTORS—Members of the board of directors of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., who held their December meeting in the Company’s headquarters at Spray Friday are shown following a luncheon at Meadow Greens Country club. Left to right: Harold W. Whitcomb, Robert G. Stone, E. S. Klein, Sr., F. C. Dumaine, Jr., Albert B. Hunt, William B. Snow, chairman; and J. P. Maguire.