Fieldcrest Men Receive First Aid Training
Issued Every Two Weeks By and For
the Employees of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
Spray, North Carolina
Copyright, 1953, Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.
OTIS MARLOWE Editor
Vol. XII Monday, Dec. 7, 1953 No. 10
Early Shopping At
The Christmas rush has begun at the
Employees Store and will be greater as
the holiday approaches. G. C. Dicken
son, store manager, urges that employ
ees visit the store as early as possible
in order to avoid the congestion that
will come later.
Customers often come to the store
and request items which have to be
secured from the mills. In such inst
ances, if the orders are place early
enough the customers can obtain the
merchandise in plenty of time for their
Christmas needs, Mr. Dickenson said.
The Employees Store is open from
9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through
Fridays and from 9:30 a.m. until 12
o’clock noon on Saturdays. The store
will maintain its regular schedule on
Christmas Eve, being open from 9 a.m.
until 5:30 p.m.
Councils To See
“Why the Chimes Rang,” a one-act
Christmas play, will be presented by
the Tri-City Little Theatre before a
joint meeting of the Carolina Coopera
tive Council and the Junior Carolina
Council Saturday, December 19 in the
Leaksville-Spray junior high school
The afternoon program begins at 2:00
o’clock and will be primarily for the
children of Council members. But credit
will be given on the attendance record
for members who find it more conveni
ent to attend during the afternoon.
Special entertainment for the children
will precede the play at the after
noon performance. Prizes will be given
in a number of stunts and contest ar
ranged for the children.
The evening performance will be at
7:30 o’clock and is for members of the
Council and their wives, husbands or
escorts. Because of the limited seating
capacity, children are not invited to the
evening presentation. A turkey will be
given as the attendance prize. The
drawing will be conducted during the
evening program but tickets turned in
by members at the afternoon perfor
mance will be included.
Five courses in first aid are currently
in progress in the Tri-Cities and will
be concluded by mid-December. Red
Cross first aid certificates will be
awarded those successfully completing
the courses. The Safety Department of
Fieldcrest Mills is sponsor of two
courses at Consolidated Central YMCA
and a third class at the Draper Person
nel office. The local Red Cross chapter
is sponsor of two classes being
in the Spray community by Griei
and Miss Cornelia Jones, Red
first aid instructors.
Above, demonstrating a sling
age, left to right are, Mark Rich^^,5f
of Karastan Rug Mill; James
Synthetic Fabrics Mill; Millard
of Karastan; and Robert Fulton
county Health Department, ins^^
ills' Safety Record Outstanding This
Downward Trend Continues
In Plant Injuries
The safety record at Fieldcrest Mills
was excellent for the first 10 months
of 1953 and the downward trend in
plant injuries, apparent in the past
several years, was continued. Only 10
lost-time accidents occurred in the mills
from January 1 through November 30,
or an average of about one accident per
million man-hours of operation.
In commenting on the safety record,
E. W. Medbery, chairman of the Cen
tral Safety Committee asserted; “This
is an outstanding accomplishment for
which each of us can be thankful.
Imagine, if you will, the accidents that
would have occurred in our plants had
our experience been equal to that of
the average textile mill in the United
“The National Safety Council shows
the average frequency rating for the
textile industry to be 6.41 or almost
61/2 accidents per million man-hours.
If the frequency at Fieldcrest had been
that high, then there would have been
approximately 50 persons suffering lost
time injuries instead of 10. This
that somewhere in Fieldcrest
there are 40 people who were
a lost-time injury this year throu
accident prevention efforts of
at the mills.
“We can all feel thankful
work at a place where safe
is emphasized and where the j
ation of employees and superviS®
promoting safety has greatly r®
injuries, thereby preventing
fering and loss of income,” Mr-
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